Nairobi to Vic Falls
This tour takes you from Nairobi to Victoria Falls in 21 days. Grab the Tour Dossier PDF .
Current PriceZAR 30550 Currency Converter + ZAR 9150 Local Payment ZAR 7900 Single Supplement (if needed)
AccommodationLodge, hostel, chalet or permanent tents
Discover East Africa from Nairobi to the plains of the Serengeti, Lake Malawi and white beaches of Zanzibar. End this tour at the majestic Victoria Falls.
A day-by-day breakdown of what to expect and where you'll be staying.
Day 1, Nairobi to Arusha
After a short but somewhat bumpy trip we cross the border at Namanga, enter Tanzania and continue to Arusha in the heart of Masai lands. This pleasant town is situated at the base of Mount Meru and is the starting point for your optional excursion to Ngorongoro Crater and/or Serengeti National Park.
Day 2, 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 3, Serengeti National Park
Our day is spent game driving through the Serengeti National Park.
Day 4, 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 5, Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Arusha
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. After spending the morning in the Ngorongoro Crater you will return to our overnight stop near Arusha for the night.
Day 6, Arusha to Dar Es Salaam
On our way to Dar es Salaam we pass through a number of small villages, towns and sisal plantations.The temperature becomes noticeably hotter as we get closer to Dar es Salaam.
Day 7, 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. Between the relaxing we are going on a Spice Tour.
Day 8 to 9, 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.
Day 10, Zanzibar Island
Another day to explore the variety of adventure and optional activities on this beautiful island.
Day 11, 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 12, Dar Es Salaam to Iringa
We leave the humid Indian Ocean coastline and passing through Mikumi National Park we might be lucky and view a fair amount of wildlife from our truck.
Day 13 to 14, Dar Es Salaam to Iringa
We head deeper into Tanzania and up to Iringa in the highland tea growing area.
Day 15, 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 16, 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.
Day 17, 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 18, 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!
Day 19 to 20, Lake Malawi to South Luangwa National Park
We continue our journey from the beaches of Lake Malawi via Lilongwe to South Luangwa National Park where you have the opportunity to spot wildlife and enjoy awesome game drives.
Day 21 to 22, South Luangwa National Park
While camping on the banks of the Luangwa River we will have plenty of time for morning game walks and evening game drives in the park.
Day 23, South Luangwa National Park to Chipata
We leave South Laungwa National Park and travel a short distance to Chipata. Chipata is the capital of the Eastern Province of Zambia.Formerly known as Fort Jameson,the city is located near the border with Malawi.
Day 24, 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.
Day 25, Lusaka to Victoria Falls
Heading off early this morning to Victoria Falls. 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!
Meals included in your tour cost
20 Breakfasts, 17 Lunches, 19 Dinners
Highlights included in your tour cost
This tour goes through: Nairobi, Arusha, Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Dar Es Salaam & 6 other destination(s) in Africa.TOUR DETAIL
Crew: 2 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