All Inclusive Overland Tour

20 Day Victoria Falls to Nairobi Tour

The 20 Day Victoria Falls to Nairobi tour is packed with action. The tour travels to Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater, two of the best known game reserves in Africa, the tropical island of Zanzibar, steeped in history and tradition. You won't forget your visit to the golden beaches of Lake Malawi and the amazing excursions at Victoria Falls.

*The Victoria Falls to Nairobi Tour is available in both accommodated and camping variations.

Taking you into the heart of East Africa on the Victoria Falls to Nairobi tour, this adventure tour is the optimal bush and beach experience, with a little adventure thrown in to keep you on your toes!

Starting the journey at Victoria Falls, it takes us to the banks of the Luangwa River in the South Luangwa National Park. South Luangwa National Park is a world-class safari destination and our game viewing experience starts here. As we venture further, we travel into the warm heart of Africa, Malawi and spend some time on her beaches. Enjoy the charms of sunrise on the Lake and for the hikers under us we will have a selection of amazing trips.

Before we go to the white sand beaches and crystal clear waters of Zanzibar we’ll continue our game viewing experience at Mikumi National Park. Water sports are the order of the day and Nungwi offers fishing, snorkelling, scuba diving and a variety of ocean safari options. Whatever it is you chose to do today, you will have ample opportunity to create some island memories. We leave the island behind us and prepare ourselves for the excursion into the Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Crater where you are sure to see incredible wildlife!

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Victoria Falls, the largest sheet of falling water in the world
  • Wide variety of adrenaline and scenic excursions in Victoria Falls
  • Zanzibar Island's white sandy beaches and culture
  • Visit beautiful Lake Malawi
  • South Luangwa National Park
  • Optional excursion into Serengeti National Park & Ngorongoro Crater

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Pre and Post Tour Accommodation: If you require accommodation before or after your tour we can arrange this for you. We can also arrange airport transfers – contact us to make these necessary arrangements.

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Summary

All Meals Included

20 Days 19 Nights
Adventure Truck

Multi Country

DAY 1 Lusaka 
Setting off early from Victoria Falls, we catch a last sighting of the mighty falls before crossing the border into Zambia. While we have a long day travelling today, we get our first impressions of the Africa that awaits us. Colourful markets, busy villages and rural scenes form the backdrop of our journey to the outskirts of Lusaka. We enjoy a prepared meal on arrival as our guides brief us on the days ahead.
Meals: Lunch, Dinner
Included Highlight: View of Victoria Falls from the Bridge

Day 2 Petauke
This morning we drive through Zambia’s busy capital Lusaka before turning east towards Petauke, our destination for the night. As an important link between Lusaka and neighbouring Malawi, the Great East Road winds through rural Zambia and we will cross the mighty Luangwa River along the way. Dotted with villages and subsistence farms, todays landscapes serve as a stark contrast to the developed countries so many of us call home.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 3 South Luangwa National Park
With two days of travel behind us we look forward to the tranquillity of South Luangwa and this morning we make our way to the banks of the Luangwa River. Our first stop though is the town of Chipata, home of Chipata Cotton and an important centre for the cotton famers of the region. Tribal Textiles represents the creativity of the African culture and those interested can enjoy a tour of their workshops (March to December). One of the finest sunsets is surely that enjoyed on the banks of the Luangwa River, so grab a cold drink and watch the day fade away.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Included Highlight: Textile visit

DAY 4 South Luangwa National Park
South Luangwa National Park is a world-class safari destination and we have a full day to explore the park in search of the variety of wildlife found in the park. This morning you can partake in an optional morning safari or during the dry season (April to December) you can join one of the iconic walking safaris on offer in the park. This afternoon we will enjoy a sunset drive in the park including a sundowner stop. The unique opportunity to explore the park at night gives us a chance to spot the elusive nocturnal species that are rarely seen in the day.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Included Highlight: Sunset Game Drive in South Luangwa National Park
Optional Activity: Safari Walk (seasonal) or Morning Game Drive in South Luangwa

DAY 5 Lake Malawi
This morning we board our truck and set off for Malawi, the warm heart of Africa. Our destination tonight is the shores of Lake Malawi, the southernmost lake in the East African Rift system. As one of the ten largest lakes in the world, the lake stretches for over 500km along the western boundary of Malawi and is home to more species of fish than any other lake. We spend the night on the shores of this natural wonder.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6 Lake Malawi
Today is set aside for you to relax at the lake.  Use the time to read a book, soak up the sun or indulge in the many attractions that are on offer.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 7 Lake Malawi
Today we are back on the road for most of the day traveling further north and will overnight once again on the banks of Lake Malawi.  Our guide will lead us on a walking tour through a nearby village in the afternoon.  After the walk, enjoy the sunset over the lake from the beach.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Included Highlight: Village Tour with Tour Leader

DAY 8 Mbeya Region
We depart this morning and continue north, heading for the Utengule Coffee Lodge where we will overnight.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 9 Tanzania – Iringa
Before heading to Iringa, we will make a stop at a local coffee plantation where we have the opportunity to see the process of growing and harvesting coffee beans and will be able to sample some of the beans. We then ascend the Great Rift Valley and make our way into Tanzania. We round the northern extremes of the lake as we turn east and continue to our overnight stop in Iringa.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Included Activity: Coffee Plantation Visit

DAY 10 Mikumi
This morning we complete our journey to the doorstep of Mikumi National Park. Mikumi ranks as the fourth largest park in Tanzania, but forms part of a 75 000 square kilometre wilderness that centres on Selous, Africa’s largest game reserve. Today you will have the opportunity to book a game drive in Mikumi National Park.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Optional Activity: Mikumi Game Drive

Day 11 Stone Town (Zanzibar)
We head out early to catch our ferry to Zanzibar Island from Dar es Salaam. After arriving at the ferry port we make our way to our hotel located in Stone Town.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Included Highlight: Zanzibar Excursion

DAY 12 Stone Town - Nungwi
Boasting a rich history this busy port was once a landmark on both the Slave and Spice trade routes. This morning we will travel by road to the north of the island, Nungwi and our base for the next 2 nights. Before our arrival in Nungwi, we will stop along the way to enjoy a guided walking spice tour, which passes through villages and spice plantations. You will be able to witness first-hand how spice farm workers climb the trees and seek out specific plants and will have the opportunity to purchase fresh spices directly from these farms.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Optional Activity: Fishing, Snorkelling, Scuba Diving, Turtle Sanctuary Visit, Village Tours, and more
Included Highlight: Prison Island boat trip/ Spice Tour

DAY 13 Nungwi
Today is a free day for enjoying some of the many attractions and activities on offer. Water sports are the order of the day and Nungwi offers fishing, snorkelling, scuba diving and a variety of ocean safari options. Whatever it is you chose to do today, you will have ample opportunity to create some island memories. Rent a scooter and explore the many attractions on offer or simply relax on the beach and soak up the sun.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 14 Bagamoyo
We bid farewell to the island and board our return ferry, on arrival back at the Dar es Salaam port, we reunite with our truck and return to Bagamoyo where we spend the night.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 15 Arusha
Heading north this morning we travel across the northern reaches of Tanzania, our destination tonight is the bustling town of Arusha. Northern Tanzania is home to the Serengeti, Ngorongoro and Kilimanjaro. You will be briefed this evening by our local guide on what to prepare for the coming days.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 16 Karatu
Although it is short distance to Karatu, we will spend most of the day commuting closer to the Ngorongoro Crater. Upon arrival in Karatu, our guide will brief us on our overnight excursion into the crater.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Optional Activities: Local Brewery Tour, Karatu Iraqw Market, local coffee plantation tour

DAY 17 Ngorongoro Crater & Seronera Excursion
We rise early and will be collected from our camp and transferred to the Ngorongoro Crater in 4x4 safari type vehicles. We will spend the bulk of our day exploring the crater floor in search of the animals which roam the plains. In the afternoon, we will arrive at our overnight camp in the Seronera region, located in the heart of the Serengeti National Park. The camp is surrounded by spectacular views and abundant wildlife and this evening, while sipping on a cold beverage, we will enjoy the sights and sounds of nature passing right in front of your meru style tent.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Included Highlight: Full day 4x4 excursion to Ngorongoro Crater and afternoon drive into Seronera

DAY 18 Karatu
This morning we rise early to enjoy our time game driving through Serengeti National Park.  Famous for the abundant wildlife that exists in the park, we will spend most of our day in search of the animals that reside here.  We will arrive back in Karatu in the late afternoon and will spend our evening reminiscing about our encounters of the past two days. 
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Included Highlight: Game Drive through Seronera, Serengeti National Park

DAY 19 Arusha
Returning to Arusha, tonight we will reunite with our fellow travellers who opted for the optional Serengeti excursion and we share our experiences of the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater.  
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 20 Kenya – Nairobi
We cross the border into Kenya this morning and make our way to Nairobi where our journey ends on arrival.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

20 Day Victoria Falls to Nairobi

Camping
IN ZAR Tour Single Suppl
2020 Rates R 38,950 pp sharing R 1,500
2021 Rates R 42,850 pp sharing R 1,400
Accommodated
IN ZAR Tour Single Suppl
2020 Rates R 48,950 pp sharing R 9,350
2021 Rates R 53,750 pp sharing R 8,750

Included:

  • Transport in a 4x4 adventure truck
  • English speaking guide, driver and safari cook
  • Meals according to itinerary
  • Accommodation in lodges, chalets or permanent tents (if Accommodated is booked)
  • Camping Equipment including tents, sleeping mattresses and campsites with shared ablution facilities (if Camping is booked)
  • All national park fees and road tolls

Excluded:

  • Sleeping bag (applies to camping option)
  • Flights
  • Optional activities
  • Alcoholic and soft drinks
  • Visa fees
  • Tips
  • Personal spending money for souvenirs etc.
  • Travel insurance
Prices are subject to change due to airfare increases, currency exchange, fluctuations and any unforeseen circumstances, without prior notice.

 

Departure Dates
  2020 2021
January   4, 18
February   1, 15
March   1, 15, 29
April   12, 26
May   10, 24
June   7, 21
July   5, 19, 26
August 3, 10, 17, 31 2, 9, 16, 30
September 28 13, 27
October 12, 26 11, 25
November 9 8, 22
December 21 6, 20
Guaranteed Departures in bold
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Child Policy on Tour on Overland Tours
We do accept children on our tours and for 2020
The following age policies will apply:
8 Years: No children under 8 years of age
8 –9 Years: Children between the ages of 8 –9 years will be accepted to travel on a request basis only.
10 –15 Years: Tours will accept a maximum of four children between the ages of 10 to 15 years on any tour without requesting permission from clients. If more children want to join a tour once the maximum has been reached, this will be allowed on a request basis.
17 –18 Years: Guests of this age may travel with us with a letter of permission from their guardian; they do not require a parent to travel with them.
Any traveler between the ages of 8 –16 must be accompanied by a parent, unless specific authorization had been obtained from Getaway Africa.
Due to our alcohol laws in South Africa –No children under the age of 18 are permitted to partake in activities involving wine tasting.
Age restrictions may apply to certain items listed in the respective tour activities. It is important that you are aware of these restrictions prior to confirming children on tour.

Travelers over 65 yrs of age
65+ Years: Guests 65 and older will be required to complete a medical questionnaire and return to us before we will be able to confirm their participation in the tour.

Accommodation on tour
We have done all that we can to keep our fantastic low prices on these tours so the accommodation is not luxury but you can expect 2 –3 star twin / double accommodation and the majority of it is en-suite. In some places, we also make use of permanent safari tents which are considered "accommodation". We have selected accommodation that is in line with the areas we visit so there is a good variety. It is important to note that general accommodation standards are higher in Southern Africa than they are in East Africa. Please bring along your own towel as these are not always provided.

Single Travelers
If you are interested to share a room with the same-sex guest, we will charge you the single supplement upfront and if successful in pairing you up, will refund your single supplement upon completion of the tour.

Medical Insurance
Medical insurance is compulsory and you will be asked for your policy number before embarking on tour. Please make sure that your travel and medical insurance covers cancellation as well as being airlifted in case of a serious illness or injury as our tours often travel a long way from good hospital facilities. If credit card insurance is taken out, this often does not provide sufficient cover therefore a separate travel insurance policy is recommended

Pre/Post tour Accommodation and Transfers, and Onward Travel
We are more than happy to assist with booking accommodation and transfers for you before and after your tour. The properties that we use are generally at the tour departure point and we offer this service to make life easier for you. We offer a good value for money transit from Vic-Falls to Johannesburg which you can add to your tour.

Do not book your onward travel or flights on the day your tour is scheduled to end (unless the last day of tour does not involve any traveling and ends after breakfast). We could be running late for a number of reasons. This also puts a lot of unnecessary pressure on your fellow travelers and guides and turns the last day of tour into a rush. Getaway Africa will not be held accountable if you have booked flights out on the last day of tour and you are not able to get to the airport on time.

Visas - very important!
As visa requirements vary considerably depending on your nationality, please contact the various embassies or visa service agencies to re-check visa requirements at least four weeks prior to departing for your tour. Please note that visas are the responsibility of the traveler and that Getaway Africa will not be held responsible for clients being denied entry should they not be in the possession of the relevant visas.

Should the adventure tour you are joining be re-entering a country, be sure to have a multiple entry visa that enables you to re-enter the country.

Arranging VISAS is not our specialty and due to this we do not always have the most updated information as these regulations change regularly. We suggest that you contact Relocation Online who will be able to provide accurate information or alternatively check with the local embassy. www.relocation-online.com

Traveling in our purpose built Overland Trucks
The transportation on tour is a major component of all our tours. These tours are road trips and incorporate long drives, bumpy roads and possible mechanical problems, also, digging your truck out of mud is sometimes a considered a highlight.

We have the newest and most modern fleet around. While there are similarities between our vehicles, our camping/accommodated trucks have 24 seats and additional packing space for camping equipment. Ideal for small or large groups, we also have a club area, ideal for playing cards or socializing. Our camping and accommodated tours are not city to city coach liner trip and there is no air-conditioning or toilets on these trucks

Participation and Interaction, what's expected of you
Although we do most of the work, the nature of these tours is not that of a beach holiday. A little assistance from the group can make a real difference as it means that the guides have more time for you and more time to make the tour amazing so getting involved definitely enhances the tour experience. This is an adventure, not a holiday.

All camping & accommodated overland tours are limited participation tours and what we would like your assistance with is:

  • Assist with washing up duties
  • Offer your help with the food preparation if time is pressing
  • Loading and unloading the truck
  • Loading and unloading your own bag
  • Help keeping the truck and cooler box clean (it is your home after all for the next days and weeks)
  • Help setting up camp
  • Putting up and taking down your tent. The first time is a challenge, thereafter it’s a breeze!

Your tent and camping equipment and kitchen utensils are provided on your tour so please take care of our equipment, as anything broken or lost on tour cannot be easily replaced.Our guides do all the cooking, however you are welcome to ask the guides if you are keen to share your culinary skills with the group.

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