Southern Ethiopia, Gorillas & the Cape

Cape Town - Addis Ababa

94 days through South Africa, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Botswana, Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia
FROM: $8825 USD + 6,200 USD Kitty
Transport:
Overland Expedition Vehicle, Jeep, Mokoro, Private Bus, Ferry, Canoe, Boat
Crew:
Two Dragoman Crew Members, Local Guides where necessary, African Camp Master
Accom:
Comfortable Hotel 14 nights
Camping 65 nights
Multishare Hostel 6 nights
Overnight Boat 1 night
Camping without facilities 3 nights
Basic Hotel 1 night
Guesthouse 3 nights
Meals:
Breakfasts x 84, Lunches x 68, Dinners x 68
Physical:
Lifestyle:
Code:
AAO
Deposit:
$1015 USD per person
Foreign Travel Advice

Journey from the tribes, mountains, forests and plains of East Africa to the wildlife parks and deserts of the south. Go in search of the Big Five as you visit some of the continents finest national parks including Etosha, Chobe, Samburu and Etosha.

You will truly get off the beaten track as you overland between Ethiopia and Kenya, enjoying a homestay with the Samburu people of northern Kenya. Further along the way you’ll meet mountain gorillas and chimpanzees in Uganda and elephants, lions, cheetahs and more in Tanzania and Kenya and again in Botswana and in Namibia. However, it's the raw experience of walking safaris to find white rhino in Zimbabwe and canoeing down Zambian rivers in the Lower Zambezi region that get you right up close to Africa's flora and fauna.

With a mixture of wildlife, hiking and other activities this trip will keep you enthralled as you work your way through the itinerary. Leaving lots of time to explore at your own pace we’ll get you away from the tourist trail and genuinely off the beaten track.

Marvel at the awe-inspiring Victoria Falls
Take advantage of many optional activities at Victoria Falls
Boat trip to spot wildlife in Chobe NP
Jeep safari in Hwange NP
Guided walking safari in search of White rhino in Matobo NP
Learn the colonial history of Southern Africa at the grave of Cecil Rhodes
Search for meerkats at the Makgadikgadi Pans
2 days wilderness safari in Okavango delta
Spot wildlife among the reeds and lillies from a canoe in the Okavango
Visit to the San Bushmen Village project near Grootfontein

This trip is a real mixture, overall the infrastructure in terms of roads, camp sites and hotels is good and so life is mostly pretty easy. You’ll have a cook with you (except for the section north of Nairobi) to help with cooking and camp duties. However at stages we will travel through rarely-visited areas which means that creature comforts can be sparse. Be prepared to mix comfort with adventure on this varied journey!

Take in the jaw-dropping vistas at the Fish River Canyon

Visit the famous Dune 45 and explore the other-wordly landscapes of the Sossusvlei and the Dead Vlei salt pans

Visit the seal colony at Cape Cross

Spend time exploring the area around Spitzkoppe (nicknamed the Matterhorn of Africa), a granite peak rising 1728 metres above sea level

Overland safari through Etosha National Park with excellent wildlife

Day 1 - Cape Town (30th November 2020)

Border Information: If joining in Cape Town, you will most likely enter South Africa at Cape Town International Airport (IATA code: CPT).

There will be a group meeting today at 18:00. Your leader will leave a note at reception telling you where this important meeting will take place.

The rest of the day will be free to explore the city. There is the option tonight of joining the group for dinner.

Please note that many of the options listed below will only be possible for those with extra time in Cape Town before the start of your trip with us - please contact the Sales team if you would like to book pre-tour accommodation with us to have extra time exploring Cape Town.

In Cape Town we will stay in a hotel in the popular, lively and vibrant Kloof Street with a large variety of restaurants, coffee shops, cafes and bars all within walking distance.


Accommodation: Comfortable Hotel


Daily Activities

Optional Activities

Cable car trip to the top of Table Mountain

One way ticket: 200 ZAR

Return ticket: 395 ZAR

Excursion to the former jail on Robben Island where Nelson Mandela was once imprisoned

Excursion: 280 ZAR

Visit the District Six Museum to learn about the old vibrant neighbourhood that was destroyed by the apartheid government in the 1960s

Entrance: 45 ZAR

Tour to the Cape of Good Hope and the Boulders Penguin Colony

Additional boat trip to Cape Seal colony: 60 ZAR

See the sights of Cape Town on a Hop On - Hop Off bus tour

1-day ticket: 200 ZAR

Day 2 - Citrusdal (1st December 2020)
Day 3 - Noordoewer (2nd December 2020)
Day 4 - Fish River Canyon (3rd December 2020)
Day 5 - Sesriem (4th December 2020)
Day 6 - Solitaire (5th December 2020)
Day 7 - Swakopmund (6th December 2020)
Day 8 - Swakopmund (7th December 2020)
Day 9 - Spitzkoppe (8th December 2020)
Day 10 - Etosha NP (9th December 2020)
Day 11 - Etosha NP (10th December 2020)
Day 12 - Grootfontein (11th December 2020)
Day 13 - Shakawe (12th December 2020)
Day 14 - Okavango Delta (13th December 2020)
Day 15 - Okavango Delta (14th December 2020)
Day 16 - Makgadikgadi Pans (15th December 2020)
Day 17 - Makgadikgadi Pans (16th December 2020)
Day 18 - Bulawayo (17th December 2020)
Day 19 - Bulawayo (18th December 2020)
Day 20 - Hwange NP (19th December 2020)
Day 21 - Kasane (20th December 2020)
Day 22 - Victoria Falls (21st December 2020)
Day 23 - Victoria Falls (22nd December 2020)
Day 24 - Victoria Falls (23rd December 2020)
Day 25 - Livingstone (24th December 2020)
Day 26 - Lower Zambezi Area (25th December 2020)
Day 27 - Lower Zambezi Area (26th December 2020)
Day 28 - Lower Zambezi Area (27th December 2020)
Day 29 - Luangwa River (28th December 2020)
Day 30 - South Luangwa NP (29th December 2020)
Day 31 - South Luangwa NP (30th December 2020)
Day 32 - Lilongwe (31st December 2020)
Day 33 - Kande (1st January 2021)
Day 34 - Kande (2nd January 2021)
Day 35 - Chitimba (3rd January 2021)
Day 36 - Iringa (4th January 2021)
Day 37 - Mikumi (5th January 2021)
Day 38 - Zanzibar (6th January 2021)
Day 39 - Zanzibar (7th January 2021)
Day 40 - Zanzibar (8th January 2021)
Day 41 - Zanzibar (9th January 2021)
Day 42 - Dar es Salaam (10th January 2021)
Day 43 - Lushoto (11th January 2021)
Day 44 - Arusha (12th January 2021)
Day 45 - Tarangire NP (13th January 2021)
Day 46 - Serengeti NP (14th January 2021)
Day 47 - Serengeti NP (15th January 2021)
Day 48 - Arusha (16th January 2021)
Day 49 - Amboseli NP (17th January 2021)
Day 50 - Nairobi (18th January 2021)
Day 51 - Nairobi (19th January 2021)
Day 52 - Kericho (20th January 2021)
Day 53 - Jinja (21st January 2021)
Day 54 - Jinja (22nd January 2021)
Day 55 - Nakitoma (23rd January 2021)
Day 56 - Kaniyo Pabidi (24th January 2021)
Day 57 - Murchison Falls NP (25th January 2021)
Day 58 - Murchison Falls NP (26th January 2021)
Day 59 - Mpanga Forest (27th January 2021)
Day 60 - Queen Elizabeth NP (28th January 2021)
Day 61 - Queen Elizabeth NP (29th January 2021)
Day 62 - Bwindi Impenetrable NP (30th January 2021)
Day 63 - Bwindi Impenetrable NP (31st January 2021)
Day 64 - Lake Mburo (1st February 2021)
Day 65 - Jinja (2nd February 2021)
Day 66 - Nakuru NP (3rd February 2021)
Day 67 - Nakuru NP (4th February 2021)
Day 68 - Masai Mara (5th February 2021)
Day 69 - Masai Mara (6th February 2021)
Day 70 - Nairobi (7th February 2021)
Day 71 - Nairobi (8th February 2021)
Day 72 - Naivasha (9th February 2021)
Day 73 - Naro Moru (10th February 2021)
Day 74 - Naro Moru (11th February 2021)
Day 75 - Samburu Village (12th February 2021)
Day 76 - Samburu National Reserve (13th February 2021)
Day 77 - Moyale (14th February 2021)
Day 78 - Konso (15th February 2021)
Day 79 - Arba Minch (16th February 2021)
Day 80 - Arba Minch (17th February 2021)
Day 81 - Arba Minch (18th February 2021)
Day 82 - Wendo Genet (19th February 2021)
Day 83 - Bale Mountains NP (20th February 2021)
Day 84 - Bale Mountains NP (21st February 2021)
Day 85 - Bale Mountains NP (22nd February 2021)
Day 86 - Lake Ziway (23rd February 2021)
Day 87 - Lake Ziway (24th February 2021)
Day 88 - Awash NP (25th February 2021)
Day 89 - Harar (26th February 2021)
Day 90 - Harar (27th February 2021)
Day 91 - Harar (28th February 2021)
Day 92 - Addis Ababa (1st March 2021)
Day 93 - Addis Ababa (2nd March 2021)
Day 94 - Addis Ababa (3rd March 2021)

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