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Lake Malawi, Malawi

Dar Es Salaam to Johannesburg

Lake Malawi, Malawi

Dar Es Salaam to Johannesburg

Lake Malawi, Malawi

Dar Es Salaam to Johannesburg

Lake Malawi, Malawi

Dar Es Salaam to Johannesburg

Lake Malawi, Malawi

Dar Es Salaam to Johannesburg

Lake Malawi, Malawi

Dar Es Salaam to Johannesburg

Lake Malawi, Malawi

Dar Es Salaam to Johannesburg

Lake Malawi, Malawi

Dar Es Salaam to Johannesburg

Lake Malawi, Malawi

Dar Es Salaam to Johannesburg
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Dar Es Salaam to Johannesburg

This tour takes you from Dar Es Salaam to Johannesburg in 26 days. PDFGrab the Tour Dossier PDF .

Current Price

ZAR 14290  Currency Converter + USD 770 Local Payment Single Supplement (if needed)

Duration

26 days

Type

Camping Tours,

Accommodation

Camping

Tour Summary

From the Indian Ocean to Lake Malawi to Victoria Falls and to racey Johannesburg - Africa's stunning scenery, its friendly people and amazing wildlife await you!

 

General Notes

Zanzibar accommodation and meals are for your own expense.

Your arrival airport transfer and pre-trip accommodation in a dorm bed is included in your trip price. Please advise flight details to book transfers - flight number, route, date and time.

Which departure date suits you best?

Tour Code

DJ26-11

A day-by-day breakdown of what to expect and where you'll be staying.


Dar Es Salaam to Johannesburg

Day 1, Dar Es Salaam to Zanzibar Island

An early ferry from Dar es Salaam takes us to this exotic "Spice Island", where we will spend the next few nights. Zanzibar is steeped in history which is reflected in the varied architecture of Stone Town while further north you can relax on the white sand beaches or scuba dive in the clear warm water.

Day 2 to 3, Zanzibar Island

Zanzibar offers a wealth of experiences for the visitor. The quiet streets of the old Stone Town still retain their Arabic influence. With pretty Medina-like shops, the palaces of the Sultans, its spices, tours around a spice plantation - there is something for everyone on this island. You can even hire a motorbike and explore the more remote areas of Zanzibar.

Dar Es Salaam to Johannesburg

Day 4, Zanzibar Island to Dar Es Salaam

We take the ferry back to mainland for another night in Dar es Salaam. Time permitting there may be an opportunity to visit one of the local craft markets offering a large range of exquisite products (where prices depend on your bargaining skills).

Day 5, Dar Es Salaam to Iringa

Today we head deeper into Tanzania. Passing through Mikumi National Park we might be lucky and view a fair amount of wildlife from our truck. We spend the night at the Old Farmhouse, a beautiful rustic spot in rural Tanzania. Try one of their famous Amarula hot chocolates!

Dar Es Salaam to Johannesburg

Day 6, Iringa to Lake Malawi

The following morning we head for Malawi passing through some gorgeous rolling hills, and beautiful tea and rubber plantations before exiting Tanzania.

Day 7, Lake Malawi

The huge Lake Malawi stretches as far as you can see as you drive along the western coastline. Other than the beautiful views, spend some time taking up some of the many water based activities on offer or trip into a local village to meet some real 'salt of the earth' Malawians.

Dar Es Salaam to Johannesburg

Day 8, Lake Malawi

Today you can spend some time taking up some of the many water based activities on offer, trip into a local village or relax on the beach and read your book.

Day 9, Lake Malawi

Other than water activities, scuba diving, visits to local villages or relaxing on the beach there is also time for some shopping! Locally made crafts are often beautifully turned out and reasonably priced. Don't forget to check your home country's rules regarding importing these products before you buy. Bartering with the locals is expected!

Dar Es Salaam to Johannesburg

Day 10, Lake Malawi to Chipata

After an early start we cross the border into Zambia, a large green country with pretty lush scenery. Our first night in Zambia is spent at a beautiful little campsite just over the border.

Day 11, Chipata to Lusaka

We cross the landlocked country of Zambia, passing through the capital Lusaka where we spend the night. The campsite is home to some local wildlife and has nice facilities available to us.

Dar Es Salaam to Johannesburg

Day 12, Lusaka to Livingstone

Heading off early this morning to Livingstone. One of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World - Victoria Falls - is a sight to behold and it's not difficult to see why. An option for tonight is a sunset dinner cruise on the mighty Zambezi while watching the sun go down and the wildlife come out to drink - stunning!

Day 13, Livingstone to Chobe National Park

We cross the border into Botswana and head to Kasane from where we will join the Chobe mobile team for our night in the African bush.

Dar Es Salaam to Johannesburg

Day 14, Chobe National Park to Victoria Falls

After a hearty brunch we make our way into Zimbabwe and to Victoria Falls. About 1 700 m wide and 100 m high, Victoria Falls is a memorable sight! Take part in one of the many adventure activities or relax by the pool.

Day 15, Victoria Falls

Today you will have a chance to do a few of the optional activities on offer in this adventure paradise. The Falls can be seen from many viewing points in the Victoria Falls Park or from the Zambian side. You will have many photo opportunities. Bungee jumping enthusiasts can take the plunge from the Zambezi Bridge, which connects Zambia and Zimbabwe and the White water rafting is considered world class. Also, flights over the Vic Falls and the islands are available.

Dar Es Salaam to Johannesburg

Day 16, Victoria Falls

Spend today walking around this little town with its BIG waterfall, rest by the pool, write your postcards, shop or chill out at a little cafe. If that sounds too relaxing then finish off the adventure activities you haven't tried yet!

Day 17, Victoria Falls to Chobe National Park

This morning we depart Victoria Falls and after a short drive cross the border of Zimbabwe into Botswana. We set up camp for the night at the banks of the Chobe River and prepare for our first night under Botswana's star-filled skies. Chobe is renowned for the large herds of elephant around the Chobe River so bring plenty of spare film!

Dar Es Salaam to Johannesburg

Day 18, Chobe National Park to Maun via (Nata)

Today, after an early morning start, we travel to Maun - the base camp for the Okavango Delta region. We pass by the stark and endless-looking Makgadikgadi Pans so keep an eye out for Elephant and Giraffe as well as birdlife.

Day 19, Maun to Okavango Delta

You have the opportunity to take a 3 day / 2 night excursion into the Delta. You travel in local transport and then in mokoros, the local dug out canoes, which are poled by local guides through the winding waterways. These local canoes are a perfect way to navigate this waterway wonder - the biggest inland Delta in the world. Your guides will select a place out in the bush to set up camp. An afternoon game walk will allow you to experience the Delta wilderness in all its glory.

Dar Es Salaam to Johannesburg

Day 20, Okavango Delta

Early morning and late afternoon game walks give you time in the middle of the day to relax, chill out and enjoy your surroundings. Why don't you have a go at poling your own mokoro? It is not as easy as it looks!

Day 21, Okavango Delta to Maun

Today we return to Maun, however, you will have the chance for an early morning game walk before packing up camp. There is also the option of a scenic flight over the Delta in the afternoon - the best way to appreciate the expanse of waterways you have travelled through.

Dar Es Salaam to Johannesburg

Day 22, Maun to Francistown

Today we arrive in Francistown after a long day's drive. It is a town that has expanded into a retail and wholesale shopping mecca. We will stop to stock up with supplies for the next few days.

Day 23, Francistown to Polokwane

We cross the border into South Africa and drive through the Northern Province, crossing lowveld and highveld. We spend the night at a campsite along the way as we head for the world famous Kruger National Park.

Dar Es Salaam to Johannesburg

Day 24, Polokwane to Kruger National Park

This morning we set off to the Kruger National Park. We will spend the next two nights at our campsite which is situated about 8km from Kruger Park's Numbi Gate. The evening is spent at leisure.

Day 25, Kruger National Park

Game Drives and animal spotting take up our day with the odd stop for lunch or a swim if the weather allows.

Dar Es Salaam to Johannesburg

Day 26, Hazyview to Johannesburg

After a delicious campfire breakfast, we start our journey to Johannesburg. We drive through amazing and ever changing scenery before entering Johannesburg and ending our trip.

Meals included in your tour cost

22 Breakfasts, 18 Lunches, 19 Dinners


Highlights included in your tour cost

Dar Es Salaam to Johannesburg

Chobe National Park Sleepout

Sleep under the stars
Huge herds of Elephant
Game Drives
Best of Botswana National Parks


Dar Es Salaam to Johannesburg

Chobe Sunset Boat Cruise

Chobe River
Blazing sunsets
Up close to wildlife
Huge Elephant herds
Prolific bird life


There are 37 optional activities available on this trip.

Prices shown are approximate

Tour Starts Tour Ends Price Enquire or Add to Backpack

25 Oct 2014

19 Nov 2014

ZAR 14290 + USD 770

22 Nov 2014

17 Dec 2014

ZAR 14290 + USD 770

20 Dec 2014

14 Jan 2015

ZAR 14290 + USD 770

ROUTE INFO AND LOGISTICS

This tour goes through: Dar Es Salaam, Zanzibar Island, Lake Malawi, Lusaka, Livingstone & 10 other destination(s) in Africa.

TOUR DETAIL

Crew: 3 crew (including cook)
Vehicle: Overland Truck

Recent Feedback

Left quoteThe highlight of my trip had to be Gweru in Zimbabwe, it was my idea of paradise. So much to do there with the animals and the location of it was just beautiful!Right quote

Anne B (27) from Ireland

Left quoteThe trip was great! A very relaxed ride in a mokoro, followed by camping in the Okavango Delta and watching the animals on the islands was awesome!Right quote

Michael & Silke from Germany

Left quoteI loved every millisecond of the entire trip... Guess what I did in Swakopmund? I skydived out of a plane - woohoo was that AWESOME :-)Right quote

JoJo E (61) from Switzerland

Left quoteFinally home and had a great time…. I loved the shark diving, Sossusvlei and Himba people. Saw Lions, a Leopard, Elephants, Giraffes, everything really! Thanks for…Right quote

John E from Canada

Left quoteI did not believe in god till i visited Chobe National Park.Right quote

Juca from Uruguay

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