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Zanzibar Island, Tanzania

East Africa Southbound

Zanzibar Island, Tanzania

East Africa Southbound

Zanzibar Island, Tanzania

East Africa Southbound

Zanzibar Island, Tanzania

East Africa Southbound

Zanzibar Island, Tanzania

East Africa Southbound

Zanzibar Island, Tanzania

East Africa Southbound

Zanzibar Island, Tanzania

East Africa Southbound

Zanzibar Island, Tanzania

East Africa Southbound

Zanzibar Island, Tanzania

East Africa Southbound

Zanzibar Island, Tanzania

East Africa Southbound
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East Africa Southbound

This tour takes you from Dar Es Salaam to Johannesburg in 22 days. PDFGrab the Tour Dossier PDF .

Current Price

ZAR 15950  Currency Converter + USD 650 Local Payment Single Supplement (if needed)

Duration

22 days

Type

Camping Tours,

Accommodation

Camping

Tour Summary

From the idyllic beaches of Zanzibar to the beautiful lake shore at Lake Malawi and adventure playground of Victoria Falls. Combine all of this with Big Five game viewing in Kruger National Park and you have piles of highlights in one tour!

 

General Notes

The age restriction for this trip is 18 - 39. Should your age fall out of this bracket, please enquire for alternative options.

Zanzibar ferry and shared accommodation on the island is included in your trip cost however meals are for your own expense.

Which departure date suits you best?

Tour Code

DJ22-15

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


East Africa Southbound

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.

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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 to 6, Dar Es Salaam to Iringa

We head deeper into Tanzania. Passing through Mikumi National Park we might be lucky and view a fair amount of wildlife from our truck.

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Day 7, 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 8, 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.

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Day 9, 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 10, 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!

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Day 11, 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 12, 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.

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Day 13, 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 14, 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!

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Day 15, Livingstone

With a day full of adventure, be sure not to miss the Bungee from Victoria Falls bridge, World class White Water rafting or abseil down Batoka Gorge. For the less adventurous there is horse back safaris, elephant back safaris, and the ever popular 'Flight of the Angels'.

Day 16, Livingstone

Our day is at leisure to explore the town of David Livingstone and experience some of the many activities.

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Day 17, Livingstone to Chobe National Park

We cross the border into Botswana and head to Kasane where we set up camp on the banks of the Chobe River.  The Chobe River forms a border between Botswana and Namibia and Zambia.  Listen out for the resident hippos!

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

We travel south to the town of Nata - a bird lover's paradise. Then we are off to Francistown - one of the oldest towns in Botswana and site of southern Africa's first gold rush.

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Day 19, 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.

Day 20, 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.

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Day 21, 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.

Day 22, Kruger National Park to Johannesburg

An opportunity for a early morning game drive before we return to Johannesburg and the end of our tour.

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ROUTE INFO AND LOGISTICS

This tour goes through: Dar Es Salaam, Zanzibar Island, Lake Malawi, Lusaka, Victoria Falls & 7 other destination(s) in Africa.

TOUR DETAIL

Crew: 2 crew
Vehicle: Safari Vehicle

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