Group Safari Vacations in Eastern Africa
21 Day Victoria Falls to Nairobi Tour
A combination of East African game parks and the majestic Victoria Falls. Game Parks, tropical islands and natural wonders, all one awesome backpackers trip. The 21 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.
- Victoria Falls, the largest sheet of falling water in the world
- Wide variety of adrenaline and scenic excursions in Victoria Falls
- Dar es Salaam
- Zanzibar Island's white sandy beaches and culture
- Visit beautiful Lake Malawi
- South Luangwa National Park
- Optional excursion into Serengeti National Park & Ngorongoro Crater
DAY 1: Lusaka (D) 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.
Day 2: Petauke (B/L/D) 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.
DAY 3: South Luangwa National Park (B/L/D) 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.
DAY 4: South Luangwa National Park (B/L/D) 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.
DAY 5: Lake Malawi (B/L/D) 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.
Day 6: Northern Lake Malawi (B/D) 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.
DAY 7: Lake Malawi (B / L / D) Today we are back on the road for most of the day travelling further north and will overnight once again on the banks of Lake Malawi. Enjoy the sunset over the lake from the beach. Your guide will assist you to plan your activities for the coming days, or you can simply slow your clock to Africa time relaxing on the lake shore.
DAY 8: Lake Malawi (B / L / D) Snorkelling in the crystal waters offers the chance to see first-hand the brilliantly coloured tropical cichlids, tiny fish often found in colourful aquariums around the world. For the more adventurous amongst us, use today to participate in the Livingstonia hike. This is a strenuous hike that takes between 8 – 12 hours to complete. Your guide will provide additional information on the hike.
DAY 11: Dar es Salaam (B / L / D) As we make our way to Dar es Salaam, we pass through Mikumi National Park. Where you will often view wildlife from the roadside. The truck will experience a heavier amount of traffic heading into the city. The sights and sounds of this vibrant city are bound to keep you entertained. Keep an eye out for the colourful shop-fronts with humorous ‘catch phrases’. We camp at a lovely seaside campsite.
DAY 9: Tanzania – Iringa (B/D) Today as we leave Malawi, we 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.
DAY 10: Mikumi (B/L/D) 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. Abutting the northern border of this vast wilderness, Mikumi offers us an opportunity for an afternoon of game viewing.
Day 11: Bagamoyo (via Dar es Salaam) Today we continue onwards, travelling past the bustling port town of Dar es Salaam towards the historical town of Bagamoyo where we will overnight. Tonight we prepare for our upcoming excursion to Zanzibar.
DAY 12: Zanzibar Excursion (B/D) We rise early and travel the short distance to Dar es Salaam where after a brief stop in the city to collect guests joining us, we board the ferry to Zanzibar and make the ocean journey to the island of Zanzibar. On arrival we will partake in a Spice Tour before reaching Nungwi on the northern point of the island. Our home for the next two nights, Nungwi offers a perfect stop to enjoy the beaches and activities on offer. Those who have not opted for the Zanzibar Excursion will remain in Bagamoyo for the next three nights.
DAY 13: Zanzibar Excursion (B/D) 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.
DAY 14: Zanzibar Excursion (B/D) Our visit to Nungwi comes to an end today as we travel to Stone Town this afternoon. Boasting a rich history this bustling port was once a landmark on both the Slave and Spice trade routes. We overnight here before returning to Dar es Salaam in the morning.
DAY 15: Dar es Salaam – Bagamoyo (B/D) This morning we have some time to explore the sights of Stone Town, the rich history and vibrant markets are some of the highlights of any visit to Zanzibar. 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.
DAY 16: Arusha (B/L/D) 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. Those who have purchased the optional Serengeti Excursion upgrade package. You will be briefed this evening by our local guide on what to prepare for the coming days.
DAY 17: Karatu (B/L/D) 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 the full day excursion into the crater. Karatu is conveniently situated to allow you the opportunity to participate in various optional activities in the coming days.
DAY 18: Ngorongoro Crater Excursion (B/D) We rise early and will be collected from our camp and transferred to the Ngorongoro Crater. We will spend the bulk of our day exploring the Crater floor in search of the animals which roam the plains. We will arrive back in Karatu in the afternoon.
DAY 19: Karatu (B/D) Today is free for you to relax at camp or participate in a number of optional activities available from the accommodation establishment. Some of the optional activities include village walking visits or a visit to Lake Manyara National Park. These activities need to be booked directly with the accommodation provide upon arrival in Karatu.
DAY 20: Arusha (B/D) Returning to Arusha, tonight we will reunite with our fellow travellers who opted for the Serengeti upgrade and we share out experiences of the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater.
DAY 21: Kenya – Nairobi (B) We cross the border into Kenya this morning and make our way to Nairobi where our journey ends on arrival.
|Rates quoted per person sharing|
21 Day Victoria Falls to Nairobi
| IN ZAR
||TOUR RATE||ACTIVITY PACKAGE||SINGLE SUPP|
|01 Jan - Dec 2019||R25,950||R9,150||n/a|
|01 Jan - Dec 2019||R34,950||R9,150||R9,250|
|Prices are subject to change due to airfare increases, currency exchange, fluctuations and any unforeseen circumstances, without prior notice.|
|Nairobi National Park half day tour (min 2)||US$125|
|3 Day Serengeti/Ngorongoro Excursion||from US$500|
|Spice Tour Zanzibar||US$40|
|Stone Town Tour – Zanzibar||US$50|
|Prison island Snorkelling Trip||US$30|
|Dhow sunset cruise||US$40|
|Dhow Fishing Trip – Zanzibar||US$40|
|Half Day Snorkel Trip – Nungwe||US$40|
|Scuba Diving||from US$100|
|PADI Dive Course – 3 to 5 Days||from US$500|
|Zanzibar Accommodation p/p/p/n||US$40-60|
|Fresh water diving at Kande Beach||from US$55|
|Full Day Snorkelling||US$30|
|Village Walk & Meal||US$20|
|Traditional Healer Visit||US$10|
|Livingstonia Mission hike 30km return||US$10|
|Horse Riding 2 – 3 hours||US$70-100|
|Zambezi Sunset Dinner Cruise (LIV)||US$80|
|Horse Riding 3 hours||US$80|
|Microlight over the Falls 15 mins||UD$170|
|Helicopter over the Falls 15 mins||US$155|
|Entry to Vic Falls National Park||US$35|
|Rafting on the Zambezi full day||US$140|
|Full Day Adrenaline (min 10)||US$160|
|Rafting & Boarding Combo||US$180|
|Bungee Jumping (111m)||US$150|
|Elephant Back Safari||US$150|
|Walk with the Lions – Victoria Falls||US$140|
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