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Nairobi to Vic Falls
Nairobi to Vic Falls
Nairobi to Vic Falls
Nairobi to Vic Falls
Nairobi to Vic Falls
Nairobi to Vic Falls
Nairobi to Vic Falls
Nairobi to Vic Falls
Nairobi to Vic Falls
Nairobi to Vic Falls
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Nairobi to Vic Falls

This tour takes you from Nairobi to Victoria Falls in 21 days. PDFGrab the Tour Dossier PDF .

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Book any one of the following selected departure dates during the month of October 2014 and save up to 10% off the trip cost!

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Current Price

ZAR 15450  Currency Converter + ZAR 4950 Local Payment ZAR 3450 Single Supplement (if needed)

Duration

21 days

Type

Accommodated Tours,

Accommodation

Lodge, hostel, chalet or permanent tents

Tour Summary

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.

 

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Tour Code

NVF(A)21-13

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


Nairobi to Vic Falls

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, 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.

Nairobi to Vic Falls

Day 3, 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 4, 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!

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Day 5, Serengeti National Park

Our day is spent game driving through the Serengeti National Park.

Day 6, 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.

Nairobi to Vic Falls

Day 7, 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 8, 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.

Nairobi to Vic Falls

Day 9, 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 10, 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.

Nairobi to Vic Falls

Day 11 to 12, Arusha to Dar Es Salaam

On our way to Dar es Salaam we have a chance of viewing the snow capped Kilimanjaro as 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 13, 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.

Nairobi to Vic Falls

Day 14, 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 15 to 16, 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 17, Zanzibar Island

Another day to explore the variety of adventure and optional activities on this beautiful island.

Day 18, 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).

Nairobi to Vic Falls

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 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!

Nairobi to Vic Falls

Day 21 to 22, 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.

Day 23, 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.

Nairobi to Vic Falls

Day 24, 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 25, 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.

Nairobi to Vic Falls

Day 26, 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 27, 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.

Nairobi to Vic Falls

Day 28, 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 29, 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!

Nairobi to Vic Falls

Day 30, Lake Malawi to Lilongwe

During our visit in Lilongwe we will go shopping for African curios while the crew stocks up on supplies.

Day 31 to 32, Lake Malawi to South Luangwa National Park

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.

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Day 33 to 34, Lilongwe to South Luangwa National Park

After a short drive we arrive at one of the best national parks in Africa where leopard sightings are common. 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 35 to 36, South Luangwa National Park

The Luangwa National Park is where we spend the next 2 nights camping on the banks of the river. Game drives in the park is the plan and we search for the elusive Leopard, lumpy Hippo's and other species that make this park one of Africa's best.

Nairobi to Vic Falls

Day 37, 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 38, 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.

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Day 39, 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 40, 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.

Nairobi to Vic Falls

Day 41, 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!

Day 42, 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, 17 Dinners


Highlights included in your tour cost

There are optional activities available on this trip.

Prices shown are approximate

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01 Nov 2014

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ROUTE INFO AND LOGISTICS

This tour goes through: Nairobi, Arusha, Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Dar Es Salaam & 7 other destination(s) in Africa.

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