Africa Encompassed Southbound (47 destinations)

Kenya,  Uganda,  Tanzania,  Malawi,  Zambia,  Zimbabwe,  Botswana,  Namibia,  South Africa

Tour length 63 daysFrom Nairobi to Cape Town
Overland Truck
Big Five
Fully Guided

About this tour

Looking for Africa with the lot? Ask and you'll receive on this epic trip across ten countries in 63 unforgettable days. Get breathtakingly close to animals more often seen in zoos and nature documentaries, from endangered mountain gorillas and lumbering elephants to ferocious lions and tiny dik-dik antelope. Along the way, meet people from various cultures and communities: Zanzibar spice growers, Lake Malawi fishermen and San people. Nairobi to Cape Town and all the adventure in between – this trip will leave you amazed by the breadth of life and culture and the beauty of nature gracing this spectacular continent.Tracking gorillas in the dense forest can sometimes be wet, muddy and uncomfortable. The terrain is by no means easy either, so it can be pretty strenuous and often humid. But the sheer thrill in coming across a habituated group of gorillas, dominated by a great male silverback more than outweighs any difficulty. You must be prepared and fit enough to walk up to 4 hours up and downhill. A top tip is to pack gardening gloves to assist in uphill climbs. See https://www.intrepidtravel.com/au/gorilla-trekking for more information.Camp in the Serengeti National Park itself without fences between you and the animals. Your leader will brief you on the safety measures the group will need to take for the two nights spent in the park.We use mokoros (small dugout canoes) to pass through the shallow waterways of the Okavango Delta to get to our campsite for the night.We use our purpose-built overland vehicles for the duration of this trip. This multi-purpose truck allows for great game viewing with large sliding windows. This means the trucks do not have air-conditioning and conditions can get dusty and hot.This is a participatory camping trip. You will be expected to set up and take down your own tent as well as assist with food preparation and cleaning. This makes it quicker, more accessible, more fun and will bring the group closer together.There will be many early starts either to make use of the better safari time or to beat the morning traffic on long travel days.
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Tour ID 4006
Tour length 63 days
Group size 22
Age range 15 - 99

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Intrepid Travel


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Day 1: Nairobi
Day 2: Lake Nakuru National Park
Day 3: Eldoret
Day 4: Kampala
Day 5: Kalinzu Forest
Day 6: Queen Elizabeth National Park
Day 7: Kisoro
Day 8: Gorilla Trek
Day 9: Gorilla Trek
Day 10: Mbarara
Day 11: Jinja
Day 12: Jinja
Day 13: Kericho
Day 14: Masai Mara National Reserve
Day 15: Masai Mara National Reserve
Day 16: Nairobi
Day 17: Mto wa Mbu
Day 18: Ngorongoro Crater / Serengeti National Park
Day 19: Serengeti National Park
Day 20: Serengeti National Park / Mto wa Mbu
Day 21: Usambara Mountains
Day 22: Usambara Mountains
Day 23: Dar es Salaam
Day 24: Stone Town
Day 25: Zanzibar Northern Beaches
Day 26: Zanzibar Northern Beaches
Day 27: Stone Town
Day 28: Mikumi National Park
Day 29: Iringa
Day 30: Chitimba
Day 31: Lake Malawi
Day 32: Lake Malawi
Day 33: South Luangwa National Park
Day 34: South Luangwa National Park
Day 35: Petauke
Day 36: Lusaka
Day 37: Harare
Day 38: Great Zimbabwe Ruins / Masvingo
Day 39: Bulawayo
Day 40: Bulawayo
Day 41: Victoria Falls
Day 42: Victoria Falls
Day 43: Victoria Falls
Day 44: Chobe National Park
Day 45: Chobe National Park
Day 46: Bagani
Day 47: Okavango Delta
Day 48: Okavango Delta
Day 49: Bagani
Day 50: Grootfontein
Day 51: Grootfontein/San people
Day 52: Etosha National Park
Day 53: Etosha National Park
Day 54: Spitzkoppe
Day 55: Swakopmund
Day 56: Swakopmund
Day 57: Swakopmund
Day 58: Sesriem
Day 59: Sossusvlei/Konkiep River
Day 60: Fish River Canyon
Day 61: Orange River
Day 62: Western Cape
Day 63: Cape Town


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