Nairobi Overland Safari

Johannesburg to Nairobi


Nairobi Overland Safari

Safari Quick Facts

Safari Price: Euro 1,995 + US$ 800 Email: Bookings & Enquiries Email

Safari Starts: Johannesburg

Safari Ends: Nairobi Number of Days: 30
Countries visited: South Africa, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania, Zanzibar, Kenya
Click here for Departure Dates Vehicles, Guides & Equipment Booking Code: DNO1

Safari Price Includes:

Meals where specified
Fruit juice at breakfast
Professional guide
Group equipment
Permits and park entry fees

Safari Price Excludes:

Soft drinks
Optional extras

Nairobi overland safari

A wonderful way to experience Africa. Many of the highlights of the safari include visiting the magical and powerful Victoria Falls.
Join activities like White water rafting, Bunjee jumping, Elephant back safaris and many more.
Also enjoy a canoe safari down the mighty Zambezi river, Rhino Tracking and see the historical bushman paintings.
Dont forget the sandy white beaches of a romantic Zanzibar. A truly action packed safari and a great experience.

Nairobi Overland Safari Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Limpopo Camping Dinner

The first night is spend at a rustic bushcamp set on a private game reserve. Here we relax and enjoy the first taste of a traditional South African 'braai' (BBQ).

Day 2: Zimbabwe Cabin Breakfast, Lunch

The next morning we set off to the boarder where we complete formalities and then travel directly to the Great Zimbabwe Ruins. The afternoon is spent exploring this massive complex, and delving into the mysteries surrounding their origin. Tonight we enjoy a catered meal (own expense)

Day 3: Bulawayo / Matobo Camping Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

A short drive today, we pass through the wide streets of Bulawayo, and on to our camp nestled amongst the precariously balancing boulders of Matobo. This afternoon we enjoy an open vehicle drive into the Matobo National Park where we will track Rhino and other animals on foot.

Day 4: Hwange Camping Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Today is spend doing various activities starting early with a walk to the 'koppies' surrounding our campsite, we then pack up and move on the Hwange, where the afternoon is spent searching for animals well known to this area. Tonight we drift off to sleep to the sounds of the wild at our bush camp.

Day 5: Victoria Falls Inn Breakfast, Dinner

Leaving the bush camp we head up to one of the most spectacular sights in the world, the Victoria Water Falls. Here we will spend two nights in comfort. Here you can take part in a huge amount of activities, some of which include: white-water rafting and aircraft flips (own expense). Clients will have leisure time to explore the town. Evening meal will be a “braai” with traditional dancing at the pool.

Day 6: Victoria Falls Inn Breakfast

See day 5 for Itinerary. Evening meal will be at a local restaurant (own expense).

Day 7: Zambia Camping Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Leaving the magical Victoria Falls our journey takes us across southern Zambia to the Kafue River where we set up camp. Relax at the pool and enjoy a hot shower.

Day 8: Zambezi Canoe Camping Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

These days are the highlight of the tour with excellent bird and game viewing opportunities. Hippo and other big game may be encountered at close range. This section does involve a certain amount of effort, and at night we camp wild.

Day 9: Zambezi Canoe Camping Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

See day 8 for Itinerary.

Day 10: Zambezi Canoe Camping Breakfast, Lunch

We conduct a short game walk before transferring back to Kafue camp by boat, for a hot shower and a catered meal (own expense). We end the paddle at the Chongwe River, and camp the last night on the mainland.

Day 11: Luangwa Camping Breakfast, Dinner

We continue north via the capital city, Lusaka, where we stock up on provisions and enjoy an own expense lunch, before moving along the Great East Road to our overnight camp. We will cover as much distance today as possible.

Day 12: Luangwa National Park Camping Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We travel on to camp on the banks of the Luangwa River where we overnight for two nights just outside the Luangwa National Park. We enter the southern park for some spectacular game viewing with excellent opportunities for leopard sightings. Camp both nights. (Optional night drive, own expense)

Day 13: Luangwa National Park Camping Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

See day 12 for Itinerary

Day 14: Lake Malawi Camping Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today we enter Malawi, and after replenishing stocks and spending some time at the curio stalls in Lilongwe, we continue down to the lake where we spend two nights literally camping on the beach. The days are spent simply relaxing and soaking up the sun, or for the more energetic, the crystal clear waters offer excellent snorkeling and lovely beach walks.

Day 15: Lake Malawi Camping Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

See day 14 for Itinerary

Day 16: Lake Malawi Camping Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We continue by traveling north along lake Malawi and enjoy another night of camping next to the superb lake.

Day 17: Mikumi Camping Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Entering Tanzania, we begin our journey across this vast country. Tonight we will camp near the remote village of Mikumi.

Day 18: Dar Es Salaam Camping Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We arrive in Dar Es Salaam, the historic port of Tanzania, around noon. We will spend some time in this bustling city before moving to the north coast where we will camp the night on the beach.

Day 19: Zanzibar Cabin Breakfast

This morning we head directly to the harbour where we embark on a ferry ride across to the spice island, Zanzibar. Exploring the island thoroughly, we spend time at the remote villages and sandy beaches of the north, and enjoying the mystique and history of the Stone Town. Visit the slave pits and participate in a spice tour, the food and fruit market is not to be missed. Lunches and dinners whilst on the island are own expense - clients are free to enjoy the local restaurants and food markets.

Day 20: Zanzibar Cabin Breakfast

See day 19 for Itinerary

Day 21: Zanzibar Cabin Breakfast

See day 19 for Itinerary

Day 22: Zanzibar Cabin Breakfast

See day 19 for Itinerary

Day 23: Zanzibar / Dar Es Salaam Camping Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Leaving the island behind, we board the ferry for our journey back to the mainland. We camp the night north of Dar Es Salaam at a small resort.

Day 24: Arusha Camping Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Moving inland we head for Arusha where we spend two nights camping in this bustling town. We enjoy a full day of curio shopping and exploring the numerous markets. At this stage it is possible to view Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest point in Africa, if the clouds oblige.

Day 25: Arusha Camping Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

See day 24 for Itinerary

Day 26: Serengeti / Ngorongoro crater Camping Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Travelling from Arusha to Serengeti we are bound to witness the impressive Masai herdsmen. Most of the day is spend on a game drive, we arrive at camp in late afternoon to camp for the night.

Day 27: Serengeti / Ngorongoro crater Camping Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Rising early we continue game viewing for the entire day, before exiting the park and making for Simba Camp to camp the night on the lip of the Ngorongoro crater. We descend into the crater on the steep dirt track cut into the crater wall. The diverse habitats of lake, swamp, grassland, and acacia forests bring with them an equal diversity of game, with everything one can imagine, from flamingo to elephant and the ever-present Masai herdsmen.

Day 28: Serengeti / Ngorongoro crater - Arusha Camping Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

See day 27 for Itinerary. We finally exit the crater after lunch to return to Arusha for the night.

Day 29:

Arusha - Nairobi

Inn Breakfast, Lunch

After a final hopeful glimpse of Kilimanjaro we head due north to enter Kenya and to travel directly to Nairobi. We overnight at a camp just outside of the city and enjoy an evening farewell meal (own expense).

Day 30: Nairobi   Breakfast

After breakfast we bid farewell to our fellow travellers and depart on our separate ways.

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Nairobi Overland Safari Departure Dates

2010 Safari Departures

This tour departs every second or third Wednesday.

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13 January 2010

3 February 2010
24 February 2010

17 March 2010

7 April 2010
28 April 2010

19 May 2010

9 June 2010
30 June 2010

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Dec Departures

14 July 2010
28 July 2010

11 August 2010
25 August 2010

8 September 2010
22 September 2010

6 October 2010
20 October 2010

3 November 2010
17 November 2010

1 December 2010
15 December 2010
29 December 2010

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