Ultimate African Overlander

Adrenaline activities and spectacular views at Livingstone, Swakopmund and Jinja. Trek the endangered Mountain Gorillas. Soak in the sun at Lake Bunjonyi, Zanzibar and Lake Malawi. Interact with the Masai and Bushman tribes. Eat local Cuisine on a Township Trip. Game Safaris in the Masai Mara, Lake Nakuru, Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, Chobe, and Etosha National Parks.

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Ultimate African Overlander

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58 Days / 57 Nights $4995*

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Includes: All ground transportation, camping equipment, tents, sleeping mat, most meals, snake park entrance, Masai village walk, bushman paintings visit & Malawi cultural village walk, services of Acacia staff.

Departs: Every second Saturday.

Group Size: Approximately 16 to 24 guests.

Age: 18-55 years.

Excludes: Local payment of US$1590 to be paid on arrival to trip guide. Price also excludes Gorilla permit of NZ$775. Prices are subject to change due to currency fluctuations.

Highlights:

  • Unrivalled game viewing in the Masai Mara, Lake Nakuru, Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, Etosha and Chobe National Parks.
  • Close encounters with Mountain Gorillas

  • Relaxation on Zanzibar and Lake Malawi beaches

  • Thrills and spills at the Mighty Victoria Falls

  • Wild camping in Botswana’s Okavango Delta

  • Tribal encounters with Masai and Kalahari bushmen

  • Sunrise amidst giant dunes in the Namib Desert

  • Cape Town Township Trip

Tour Details

  • Day 1-14: Kenya, Uganda, Gorilla Trek

    From Nairobi we head west into the Great Rift Valley and spend the night in Lake Nakuru National Park. This park is well known for its large population of rhino and wealth of birdlife especially flamingos that gather in their thousands in the shallows. We continue west through Eldoret before crossing into Uganda and reaching the source of the Nile at Jinja. Try white water rafting and quadbiking or take a community walk to meet the locals. We also have the option to take part in a volunteer programme rebuilding community schools. After a brief stop in Kampala we continue to western Uganda in search of the mountain gorilla. Guides lead us through the rainforest to find these magnificent creatures. .**** Gorilla Trek Permit is paid at the time of booking and is included in the cost shown on this page **** Viewing a family of gorillas in their natural habitat is one of Africa’s very special wildlife encounters. We return to Kenya and the bustling capital of Nairobi.

  • Day 15-23: Masai Mara, Serengeti Plains

    From Nairobi we visit Kenya’s best-known game park, the Masai Mara Game Reserve. The park is justly renowned for its stocks of wildlife, Africa’s ‘Big Five’ and its beautiful scenery. We retrace our steps briefly before crossing into Tanzania for a 3-day excursion to the Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti National Park and Olduvai Gorge by 4x4 vehicle.

  • Day 24-29: Dar es Salaam, Zanzibar

    From Arusha we glimpse snow-capped Mount Kilimanjaro en route to the port city of Dar es Salaam. We catch a ferry to Zanzibar and spend three days on the island exploring Stone Town, enjoying the beautiful beaches and bathing in the warm Indian Ocean waters. We return to the mainland before heading south, via Mikumi National Park, to Malawi.

  • Day 30-39: Lake Malawi, Victoria Falls, Livingstone

    Malawi is dominated by the enormous Lake Malawi and one of our more popular stops here is Kande Beach, a lakeside resort where you can swim, snorkel, scuba dive and take an informative guided walk to a local village. We pass through Lilongwe and cross into Zambia and continue to Livingstone. This is our base to explore Victoria Falls. There are numerous optional activities to pursue here, as well as viewing the ‘Falls’ themselves.

  • Day 40-50: Chobe National Park, Okavango Delta, Etosha National Park

    Leaving Livingstone we cross into Botswana to Chobe National Park. We enjoy a game drive and game cruise on the Chobe River before continuing to the Okavango Delta. Explore the channels and floodplains on foot and by mokoro (dugout canoe). Further south, we spend time with traditional Bushmen in the Kalahari Desert learning how they live. Across the border in Namibia, we enjoy two days in Etosha National Park on game drives in magnificent desert terrain.

  • Day 51-58: Swakopmund, Fish River Canyon, Cape Town

    After Etosha, we drive south through Damaraland, making camp amongst the eerie rock formations at Sptizkoppe, before visiting the enormous Cape Cross Seal Colony on the Atlantic Coast. Swakopmund, Namibia’s fun-loving coastal town offers a range of optional desert based adventure activities such as skydiving and sand boarding. Meanwhile, a dramatic terrain of sand dunes and dead vleis (lakes) are there to be explored in the Namib Naukluft Park. Fish River Canyon, the second-largest canyon in the world, is our final stop in Namibia. In South Africa we camp beside the Orange (Gariep) River before continuing south to Cape Town for a cultural township trip to end our journey.

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