All Inclusive Overland Tour

22 Day Victoria Falls to Nairobi Tour

The 22-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 choose 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
  • An 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

22 Days 21 Nights
Adventure Truck

Multi Country

Day 1 – Nairobi - Arusha
Leaving behind the bustle of Nairobi we travel south to the Tanzanian border. After completing border formalities we continue to the busy town of Arusha, our base for the night. Northern Tanzania is home to the Serengeti, Ngorongoro and Kilimanjaro.
Accommodation: Njiro Legacy
Route: Nairobi to Arusha
Meals: Lunch, Dinner

Day 2 - Serengeti National Park (Seronera)
We are collected this morning in safari-style vehicles and depart Arusha early, heading directly towards the Serengeti National Park. In the afternoon, we will arrive at our camp in the Seronera region located in the heart of the Serengeti. 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.
Accommodation: Seronera Private Tented Camp
Route: Arusha to Serengeti National Park (Seronera)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Included Highlight: Afternoon safari drive into Seronera

Day 3 – Serengeti National Park (Seronera)
This morning we rise early to enjoy a full day’s game drive 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. Accommodation: Seronera Private Tented Camp
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Included Highlight: Full-day game Drive through Seronera, Serengeti National Park
Optional Activity: Hot Air Balloon Safari (pre-booking required, subject to availability & weather conditions)

Day 4 - Ngorongoro Crater - Karatu
We spend the morning commuting towards Ngorongoro Crater where we will enter the conservation area and explore the crater floor in search of the animals which roam the plains. After our exploration, we exit the crater and make the short journey to Karatu where we will overnight.
Accommodation: Kudu Camp
Route: Karatu via Ngorongoro Crater to Karatu
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Included Highlight: Morning excursion to Ngorongoro Crater

Day 5 - Arusha
Soon after we depart from Karatu, we will visit the Mto wa Mbu Market which is situated in the little village of Mto wa Mbu. Known for crops such as rice and their distinctive red bananas, the town sits on the main road that links the Serengeti National Park and the Ngorongoro Crater Conversation Area with Arusha. Returning to Arusha, we spend the night reminiscing about our experiences of the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater.
Accommodation: Njiro Legacy
Route: Karatu to Arusha
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Included Highlight: Mto wa Mbu Market

Day 6 - Bagamoyo
We head out early this morning as we journey south to our overnight stop in the coastal town of Bagamoyo. Formerly a centre point of the East African slave trade, Bagamoyo lies just north of the port of Dar es Salaam. While today is primarily a travel day, we experience the hustle and bustle of one of Africa’s major travel routes. Road travel in Africa is an experience in itself and the bustling markets, villages and scenic backdrops that line the routes give a window into the lifestyle of rural Africa. This evening we will prepare for our Zanzibar excursion that begins tomorrow morning.
Accommodation: FireFly Lodge
Route: Arusha to Bagamoyo
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7 – Zanzibar Beaches
We depart Bagamoyo and head towards Dar es Salaam and the ferry port to catch the ferry to Zanzibar Island. After arriving in Zanzibar we make our way to the eastern shores of the island where we will spend the next two nights at a beachfront resort. Relax on the beach, enjoy the infinity swimming pool or rent a bicycle and explore the neighbourhood.
Accommodation: Zanzibar Bay
Route: Dar es Salaam to Zanzibar (Eastern Shores)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Included
Highlight: Zanzibar Excursion

Day 8 – Zanzibar Beaches
Today is a free day to enjoy some of the attractions and activities on offer. Whatever it is you choose to do today, you will have ample opportunity to create some island memories. Explore the many attractions on offer or simply relax on the beach and soak up the sun.
Accommodation: Zanzibar Bay
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9 – Stone Town (Zanzibar)
This morning we are transferred by road to Stone Town. Before we arrive in Stone Town, 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. We continue to Stone Town, which boasts a rich history this busy port town was once a landmark on both the Slave and Spice trade routes. We will enjoy a walking tour of Stone Town to discover the more well-known landmarks, including the birthplace of Freddy Mercury.
Accommodation: Paradise Inn OR Shangani Hotel
Route: Eastern shores to Stone Town
Meals: Breakfast
Included Highlight: Stone Town walking city tour, Spice Tour

Day 10 – Dar es Salaam
We bid farewell to the island of Zanzibar and we catch our ferry back to Dar es Salaam in the early afternoon, where we will overnight before continuing our journey.
Accommodation: Kariakoo Sleep-Inn
Route: Zanzibar to Dar es Salaam
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 11 - Mikumi
Leaving the coast behind us we travel inland and make our way to Mikumi where we stop for the night. Mikumi National Park ranks as the fourth largest park in Tanzania and forms part of a 75,000-square-kilometre wilderness that centres on Selous, Africa’s largest game reserve.
Accommodation: Camp Bastian
Route: Dar es Salaam to Mikumi
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Optional Activity: Mikumi Game Drive

Day 12 - Iringa
The town of Iringa sits on a cliff overlooking the Ruaha River Valley. The town centre offers the visitor a view into the past with its German colonial buildings and a popular market. The Commonwealth War Graves Cemetery memorialises soldiers who died in local battles during WWI and WWII.
Before reaching the town, we have a quick stop at the Baobab Valley, a mesmerizing landscape dotted with ancient, towering baobab trees that have stood the test of time. These iconic trees create a surreal and breathtaking scene, casting dramatic shadows against the African savannah, the perfect backdrop to stop for a group picture.
Accommodation: Kisolanza Farm
Route: Mikumi to Iringa
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 13 – Mbeya Region This afternoon 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. Accommodation: Utengule Coffee Lodge Route: Iringa to Chilumba Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Included Activity: Coffee Plantation Visit

Day 14 – Lake Malawi
Leaving Tanzania behind, we descend the Great Rift Valley and cross the border into Malawi. Known as the “Warm Heart of Africa” the lakeside country is blessed with natural beauty Our destination tonight is the shores of Lake Malawi where we look forward to spending the night enjoying the attractions of the northern regions of the lake. 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.
Accommodation: Chitimba
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Included Highlight: Village Walk with Tour Leader

Day 15 – Lake Malawi
This morning we board our truck and head further South of Lake Malawi. Our destination tonight is the shores of Lake Malawi. Stretching over 500km along the western boundary of Malawi, the lake is home to more species of fish than any other lake. We spend the night on the shores of this natural wonder. Accommodation: Ngala Beach Lodge
Route: North Lake Malawi to Central Lake Malawi
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 16 – Lake Malawi
Today is another day of leisure, relaxing at the lake. Use the time to read a book, soak up the sun or indulge in the many attractions that are on offer.
Accommodation: Ngala Beach Lodge
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 17 – South Luangwa
This morning we enjoy a final sunrise on the shores of Lake Malawi before setting off for Zambia and the South Luangwa National Park. After crossing the border into Zambia we make a short stop in Chipata before continuing to our camp on the banks of the Luangwa River. Having watched the sun rise over Lake Malawi in the morning we enjoy an equally spectacular sunset over the Luangwa River this evening.
Accommodation: Wildlife Camp
Route: Lake Malawi to South Luangwa National Park
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 18 – South Luangwa
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, enjoying a sundowner on the way. 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.
Accommodation: Wildlife Camp
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 19 - Petauke
Leaving the Luangwa Valley this morning, we make a stop at Mulberry Mongoose to view their local jewellery and curios, these accessories are hand-crafted by local ladies from South Luangwa using organic materials originating from the African bush. The Chipata area is a major producer of cotton and we get a taste of the creativity of the African culture. Our destination tonight is the small town of Petauke.
Accommodation: Chimwemwe Executive Lodge
Route: South Luangwa to Petauke
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Included Highlight: Mulberry Mongoose Curio Visit

Day 20 – Petuake - Chirundu
Setting off we head west towards Chirundu, our destination for the night, we make a delightful stop at Luangwa Market, a bustling hub where local Zambian vendors showcase their wares. Among the treasures on display are masau and masaku, delectable fruits that are available year-round and renowned for their mouth-watering taste. In addition, other African curios catch our eye, from charming miniature hippos to intricately woven baskets and papyrus carpets, adding to the colourful tapestry of this vibrant marketplace. 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, today's landscapes serve as a stark contrast to the developed countries so many of us call home.
Accommodation: Gwabi River Lodge
Route: Petuake to Chirundu
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 21 – Chirundu
As our lodge is situated along the banks of the Kafue River, today is free for you to participate in some of the activities on offer. Fishing on the Zambezi River is one of the most popular activities, or book a full day safari experience in the Lower Zambezi National Park. Other optional activities include a river safari, birding and an excursion to the baobab forest and bat cave.
Accommodation: Gwabi River Lodge
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Optional Activities: Fishing, Birding, Baobab forest & bat cave, Lower Zambezi National Park game drive, River Sarfari

Day 22 – Livingstone
Crossing the Southern reaches of Zambia we make our way to the adventure town of Livingstone located right on Victoria Falls. This afternoon you can get your first look at the mighty Victoria Falls, or as the Zambian locals call it, “Musi oa Tunya”, the Smoke that Thunders as the falls are known in the local language. Livingstone offers a host of optional activities and these can be booked on arrival. Your tour comes to an end upon arrival in Livingstone.
Accommodation: Own Arrangements / Post-tour accommodation can be booked through Getaway Africa.
Route: Chirundu to Livingstone
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

22 Day Victoria Falls to Nairobi

Camping
In South African Rands Tour Single Supplement
2024 Rates R 64,750 pp sharing R 2,300
Accommodated
In South African Rands Tour Single Supplement
2024 Rates R 80,750 pp sharing R 10,500
Included:
  • All meals which are prepared and served at the truck
  • Accommodation
  • Qualified crew
  • Filtered water
  • Transport in the truck
  • Iincluded highlights as per the itinerary
  • Entrance fees to National Parks.
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
2024 - Camping 2024 - Accommodated
January 26 26
February
March 22 22
April
May 17, 31 17, 31
June 1428 14, 28
July 12, 26 12, 26
August 9, 23 9, 23
September 6, 20 6, 20
October 4, 18 4, 18
November 1, 15, 29 1, 15, 29
December 13, 27 13, 27
Guaranteed Departures in bold German Translator   Italian Translator
 

Child Policy on Tour on Overland Tours
We do accept children on our tours 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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