Africa Encompassed Northbound

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

Tour length 64 daysFrom Cape Town to Nairobi
Overland Truck
Big Five
Fully Guided

About this tour

Witness vast landscapes, natural wonders, towns rich in cultural traditions and modern cities humming with life on this epic journey through Africa. This 64-day odyssey takes you from cosmopolitan Cape Town to the bustling streets of Nairobi, travelling through immense canyons, green-clad mountains, gorgeous beaches and small villages. Encounter the sweeping beauty of the Serengeti, meet the San people, have close encounters with mountain gorillas and be warmed by Malawi. Camp on balmy beaches in Tanzania, trek through steamy rainforest and see cheeky chimps at play in Uganda. With unforgettable inclusions plus plenty of freedom, this adventure was designed for curious travellers with a strong independent streak. This is an overland trip. That means you’ll be travelling with a group in a purpose-built vehicle, visiting remote communities, setting up your own tent, occasionally roughing it in the bush and getting the best possible chance to spot the Big Five. While the trucks don’t have air conditioning, they do have sliding windows which let in the breeze and make it even easier to take spectacular snaps of the local wildlife. For more info on this style of travel, see our Africa overland page: use mokoros (small dugout canoes) to pass through the shallow waterways of the Okavango Delta to get to our campsite for the night.Camp in the Serengeti National Park without fences between you and the animals. Your leader will brief you on the safety measures the group must take for the two nights spent in the park.Conditions during the gorilla trek can be muddy and uncomfortable. But the sheer thrill in coming across a habituated group of gorillas, dominated by a great male silverback, outweighs any difficulty. You need to be prepared and fit enough to walk up to 4 hours – up and down hills. A top tip is to pack some gardening gloves to assist in any up-hill climbs. See for more information.As the early bird catches the worm, the early camper sights the animals. 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 4007
Tour length 64 days
Language English
Group size 22
Age range 15 - 99

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Intrepid Travel


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Day 1: Cape Town
Day 2: Western Cape
Day 3: Orange River
Day 4: Fish River Canyon
Day 5: Sesriem
Day 6: Sossusvlei / Bush Camp
Day 7: Swakopmund
Day 8: Swakopmund
Day 9: Swakopmund
Day 10: Spitzkoppe
Day 11: Etosha National Park
Day 12: Etosha National Park
Day 13: Grootfontein/San People
Day 14: Grootfontein
Day 15: Bagani
Day 16: Okavango Delta
Day 17: Okavango Delta
Day 18: Bagani
Day 19: Chobe National Park
Day 20: Chobe National Park
Day 21: Victoria Falls
Day 22: Victoria Falls
Day 23: Victoria Falls
Day 24: Bulawayo
Day 25: Bulawayo
Day 26: Masvingo
Day 27: Harare
Day 28: Lusaka
Day 29: Petauke
Day 30: South Luangwa National Park
Day 31: South Luangwa National Park
Day 32: Lake Malawi
Day 33: Lake Malawi
Day 34: Chitimba
Day 35: Iringa
Day 36: Mikumi National Park
Day 37: Dar es Salaam
Day 38: Stone Town
Day 39: Zanzibar Northern Beaches
Day 40: Zanzibar Northern Beaches
Day 41: Stone Town / Bagamoyo
Day 42: Usambara Mountains
Day 43: Usambara Mountains
Day 44: Arusha
Day 45: Karatu
Day 46: Ngorongoro Crater / Serengeti National Park
Day 47: Serengeti National Park
Day 48: Mto wa Mbu
Day 49: Nairobi
Day 50: Lake Nakuru National Park
Day 51: Eldoret
Day 52: Kampala
Day 53: Kalinzu Forest
Day 54: Queen Elizabeth National Park
Day 55: Kisoro
Day 56: Gorilla Trek
Day 57: Gorilla Trek
Day 58: Mbarara
Day 59: Jinja
Day 60: Jinja
Day 61: Kericho
Day 62: Masai Mara National Reserve
Day 63: Masai Mara National Reserve
Day 64: Nairobi


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