East Africa Explorer
This tour takes you from Victoria Falls to Nairobi in 21 days. Grab the Tour Dossier PDF .
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Enjoy the spoils of East Africa on this adventure from the majestic Victoria Falls to the stunning Serengeti. Spend your days relaxing on the shores of Lake Malawi or on the beaches of Zanzibar. This trip combines the best of beach and bush.
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A day-by-day breakdown of what to expect and where you'll be staying.
Day 1, Victoria Falls to Lusaka
After the wonder of misty Victoria Falls we head off towards the bustling Zambian capital of Lusaka.
Day 2, Lusaka to Chipata
We journey from bustling Lusaka to our overnight stop situated just a few kilometers from the Malawi/Zambia border.
Day 3 to 4, Chipata to South Luangwa National Park
After a early start we drive to the South Luangwa National Park and spend 2 nights beside the Luangwa River. There is a good chance that you might see some of parks high concentration of leopard and hippo.
Day 5, South Luangwa National Park
A visit to the community run tribal textile project and a local village is planned for today
Day 6, South Luangwa National Park to Lake Malawi
We depart the South Luangwa National Park and head towards Lake Malawai.
Day 7 to 8, Lake Malawi
The huge lake stretches as far as you can see. Besides enjoying this beautiful view you can spend some time taking up one of the many water based activities
This morning we have the opportunity to participate in a 2 hour city tour, before we take a scenic drive to Kande beach. We will spend the next 2 days enjoying the many optional activities available, such as horse riding and different water sports. We will go on a guided village walk in order to meet the local people and learn more about Malawian life.
Day 9, Kande Beach to Lake Malawi via (Chitimba Beach)
As you have the entire day, make use of your time here to laze around the pool or go snorkeling or horse riding.
he 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.
Day 10, Lake Malawi
Today is our last day at Lake Malawai, so make the most of it! Go for a swim or relax some more.
Day 11, Lake Malawi to Iringa
After entering Tanzania our scenic drive takes in the beauty of the tea and banana plantations before arriving in Iringa at the 'Farmhouse'. Try out those decadent Amarula hot chocolates!
Day 12, Iringa to Dar Es Salaam
We leave Iringa today and head north to the Mikumi National Park. Mikumi is home to lion, zebra, wildebeest, impala, buffalo and elephant and today we have the opportunity to enjoy an optional afternoon game drive through the park.
Day 13, Dar Es Salaam
Our journey today brings us out of the cool highland region to the humid Indian ocean coastal city of Dar es Salaam. Meaning ‘house of peace’ in Arabic, Dar es Salaam is the economic and trade capital of Tanzania, but inland Dodoma remains the official capital city.
Day 14 to 16, Dar Es Salaam to Zanzibar Island
A local ferry will take us from Dar es Salaam (where we leave the truck) to Zanzibar. We take a transfer to the northern part of the island where we will spend our time relaxing on the beach. On the 3rd day, we head south to Stone Town, the capital of Zanzibar, where we will spend the night. Here we have time exploring the historical and unique architecture. There are also spice and seafood markets to be explored.
Day 17, Zanzibar Island
Enjoy your time on Zanzibar by relaxing at the beach or exploring, snorkeling, scuba diving or taking a sunset boat cruise through the waters.
Day 18, Zanzibar Island
Today we head to Stone Town, the capital of Zanzibar. After exploring historical and unique architecture and the spice and seafood markets we will spend the night here.
Day 19, 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 20, Dar Es Salaam to Arusha
Leaving behind the hustle and bustle of Dar es Salaam we pass numerous sisal plantations and Mt Kilimanjaro before reaching our destination near Arusha.
Day 21, Arusha to Serengeti National Park
From Arusha you have the option of visiting the famous Serengeti National Park. You will depart Arusha in the morning with your vehicles and guides, if you take up the two-night/three day option. From Arusha you drive through the Masai town of Mtu Wa Mbu (Mosquito River) and up into the Ngorongoro Nature Reserve for a glimpse of the Ngorongoro Crater. Then you descend down onto the vast plains of the Serengeti. The abundance of plains game has never stopped to suprise anyone entering this wildlife heaven. The afternoon will be spent game spotting before setting up camp in the midst of the park. A camp fire and the night time noises of the wildlife finish off a day in one of East Africa's most famous game parks!
Day 22, Serengeti National Park to Ngorongoro Conservation Area
An absolute 'must do' when in Tanzania. Pass through the 'Cradle of Mankind' and the Rift Valley whilst enjoying one of the best game viewing opportunities Africa has to offer. An early start takes us off for a full morning game drive in the Serengeti. We head back towards Ngorongoro where we sleep on the Crater's edge. We suggest you wear your winter woollies as it can get pretty cold on the rim of the crater during night times.
Day 23, Ngorongoro Conservation Area
We spend the entire day game driving through the Serengeti.
Day 24, Ngorongoro Conservation Area
This morning we descend into the Ngorongoro Crater with its 600 metre walls. This Garden of Eden is 20-kilometre wide and a true natural wonder. The size of this caldera is only appreciated from the floor itself where the abundance of its animal inhabitants becomes apparent. It is home to nearly every species of African animal and offers great photo opportunities of most of East Africa's mammals, such as Elephant, Rhino, Buffalo, Hippo, Lion, and plain's game.
Day 25, Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Arusha
After spending the last morning in the Ngorongoro Crater you will return to our overnight stop near Arusha for the night with an option to visit the local Masaai village.
Day 26, Arusha to Nairobi
Time for some shopping in Arusha this morning before a short drive returns us to Nairobi where our tour ends on arrival.
Meals included in your tour cost
20 Breakfasts, 17 Lunches, 17 Dinners
Highlights included in your tour cost
There are optional activities available on this trip.
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This tour goes through: Victoria Falls, Lusaka, South Luangwa National Park, Lake Malawi, Kande Beach & 7 other destination(s) in Africa.TOUR DETAIL
Crew: crew (including cook)
Other: Sleeping mat included
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The 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!
— Anne B (27) from Ireland
The 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!
— Michael & Silke from Germany
I loved every millisecond of the entire trip... Guess what I did in Swakopmund? I skydived out of a plane - woohoo was that AWESOME :-)
— JoJo E (61) from Switzerland
Finally home and had a great timeâ€¦. I loved the shark diving, Sossusvlei and Himba people. Saw Lions, a Leopard, Elephants, Giraffes, everything really! Thanks for…
— John E from Canada
I did not believe in god till i visited Chobe National Park.
— Juca from Uruguay