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Tanzania Top 20

Victoria Falls to Dar Es Salaam

Tanzania Top 20

Victoria Falls to Dar Es Salaam

Tanzania Top 20

Victoria Falls to Dar Es Salaam

Tanzania Top 20

Victoria Falls to Dar Es Salaam

Tanzania Top 20

Victoria Falls to Dar Es Salaam

Tanzania Top 20

Victoria Falls to Dar Es Salaam

Tanzania Top 20

Victoria Falls to Dar Es Salaam

Tanzania Top 20

Victoria Falls to Dar Es Salaam

Tanzania Top 20

Victoria Falls to Dar Es Salaam

Tanzania Top 20

Victoria Falls to Dar Es Salaam
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Victoria Falls to Dar Es Salaam

This tour takes you from Victoria Falls to Dar Es Salaam in 15 days. PDFGrab the Tour Dossier PDF .

Current Price

ZAR 14595  Currency Converter + USD 510 Local Payment Single Supplement (if needed)

Duration

15 days

Type

Camping Tours,

Accommodation

Camping

Tour Summary

After the adrenaline rush of Victoria Falls there is plenty of relaxation time on either the sandy beaches of Lake Malawi or in the crystal clear waters of exotic Zanzibar.

 

General Notes

Meals and accommodation on Zanzibar Island 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.

Tour Code

VFD15-11

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


Victoria Falls to Dar Es Salaam

Day 1, 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. Entry fee for the Victoria Waterfalls is included in the tour.

Day 2, Victoria Falls to Chobe National Park

This morning we depart Victoria Falls. After a short drive cross the border of Zimbabwe into Botswana and arrive, in Kasane, on the banks of the Chobe River. Prepare for a night under Botswana's star-filled skies on a Chobe National Park Sleepout.

Victoria Falls to Dar Es Salaam

Day 3, Chobe National Park to Livingstone

We take the Kazangula Ferry and make our way across the Zambian border to Livingstone.

Day 4, Livingstone to

An early morning start sees us head north through southern Zambia. As we drive, we pass through a
few of the villages and towns of Zambia along the way. Prosperous during the copper boom in the
60’s, Zambia was able to build infrastructure at the main mining and farming communities. After the
fall of the copper industry, the country was left virtually bankrupt and existing infrastructure was left to
fall to ruin. Due to foreign investment and a rise in the mining industry, Zambia is today once again
starting to prosper. The difference is evident in the cities with the availability of foreign stores, banks
and imported cars, while the villages and smaller towns are still to catch up. Our campsite is home to
some local wildlife including the largest antelope – Eland.

Victoria Falls to Dar Es Salaam

Day 5, to South Luangwa National Park

This breath-taking park is situated on the Luangwa River in the Eastern part of Zambia, and it is the southernmost of three national parks in this region. South Luangwa was founded in 1938 as a game reserve, 1972 was the year it was declared as a national park, and today it covers over 9000
kilometres squared. Animals such as Giraffe, buffalo and Elephants can be found in abundance.

Day 6, South Luangwa National Park to Chipata

From Luangwa, we head north east on the old ‘East Road’ to a beautiful little campsite located just 10 km before the Zambia/Malawi border. In the days of old, the route from Cairo to Cape Town passed through Lusaka and it’s along this route to Malawi we travel today. While today is mostly spent driving,
we do cross the impressive Luangwa River Bridge which is heavily guarded due to its close proximity to the Zimbabwean & Malawian borders. We’ll also stop off to purchase some fresh produce and coal from the local sellers along the way.

Victoria Falls to Dar Es Salaam

Day 7, Chipata to Lake Malawi

After crossing into Malawi we stop in the capital, Lilongwe before reaching the western side of the lake and turning south. Bargain in the markets or relax on the beach and watch the local fisherman haul in todays catch. There are optional activities to keep you busy including water sports, horse back rides and a visit to the local village and school.

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.

Victoria Falls to Dar Es Salaam

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 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!

Victoria Falls to Dar Es Salaam

Day 11, Iringa to Dar Es Salaam

Today we pass through the Mikumi National Park en-route to our seaside campsite in Dar es Salaam where we get prepared for our departure to Zanzibar the next morning. The rolling hills and beautifully straight rows of the tea plantations give way to the bush and plains of Mikumi National Park before we reach the bustling city of Dar. Keep an eye out for Elephant calmly grazing beside the road.

Day 12, Dar Es Salaam to Zanzibar Island

We have the option to spend the following nights on the famous 'Spice Island'. The long and rich history of Zanzibar is reflected in the varied architecture, markets and cultures of Stone Town, while further north you can relax on the white sand beaches or scuba dive in the clear warm water.

Victoria Falls to Dar Es Salaam

Day 13 to 14, 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 15, Zanzibar Island to Dar Es Salaam

Take the ferry back to the Tanzanian mainland where our tour finishes on arrival.

Meals included in your tour cost

11 Breakfasts, 10 Lunches, 10 Dinners


Highlights included in your tour cost

Victoria Falls to Dar Es Salaam

Chobe National Park Sleepout

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


ROUTE INFO AND LOGISTICS

This tour goes through: Victoria Falls, Chobe National Park, Livingstone, South Luangwa National Park, Lake Malawi & 4 other destination(s) in Africa.

TOUR DETAIL

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

Available in Reverse

This tour is also available in reverse. Click here to view details of the Dar Es Salaam to Victoria Falls tour

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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