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Northern Explorer - 21 days Victoria Falls to Nairobi

Northern Explorer - 21 days Victoria Falls to Nairobi

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 21 day(s)
Group Size: 4 - 16 people
Destination(s): Zambia   Kenya   Tanzania  
Specialty Categories: Wildlife Viewing   Camping  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 845 Pound Sterling (GBP)
Maximum Per Person Price: 845 Pound Sterling (GBP)

Travel from Victoria Falls (Livingstone - Zambia) north to Nairobi with a maximum of 16 person in our custom build full size expedition truck giving you over a meter of legroom in your seat and experience the wonders of the Victoria Falls, the peace and tranquility of the South Luangwa National Park, Lake Malawi and the vibrant island of Zanzibar.

We are unique in providing the services of an expert photographer and digital download facility on all our overland tours!
One of our crew (normally the Tour Leader) is a full-qualified, semi-professional, photographer who will be available to give advice on photographic (and video) techniques; and will organise “workshops/tutorials” on photographic subjects and techniques (eg landscape, wildlife and bird photography, night shots, close-ups and portraits) to assist our guests to improve their photographic experience and technique. We also provide a laptop computer with multi-card reader for those clients with digital cameras to enable you to download your memory cards and burn those special memories to CD or DVD while on tour.

ITINERARY

Day 1-2
Starting at the Victoria Falls in Zambia the tour allows you the opportunity over a few days to choose any number of the adrenaline activities on offer and to visit the Falls themselves. A sunset cruise on the Zambezi gives you a different perspective to this mighty river. CAMPING

Day 3
We then head through the heart of Zambia past Lusaka, camping on the banks of the South Luangwa River. CAMPING

Day 4-5
Today we arrive at South Luangwa National Park. This is a less frequently visited game park and there is a better chance of seeing shy leopard here. We spend 2 nights here, camping on the banks of the Luangwa River, where visits by elephant and other wildlife are not uncommon. While here we do a morning and evening game drive in the hope of spotting the elusive leopard and other more common game. CAMPING

Day 6
Leaving this beautiful valley behind we exit Zambia heading for Lilongwe, the capital of Malawi. Spending the night in the capital you have time to do curio shopping at the local ebony market while your crew stock up on provisions for the following days on the shores of Lake Malawi. CAMPING

Day 7-9
For the next three days, soak up the sun, enjoy the water sports and explore the local culture. Participate in various watersports on offer on the Lake. Horse riding also available. Visit a local village and sample the local cuisine. CAMPING

Day 10
Driving north up the lake we leave Malwi and enter Tanzania, spending the night near a small town call Tukuyu and visit a local Tea plantation which is a local community project. CAMPING

Day 11
Up early the next morning we head north to Tanzania. Tonight we camp at a farmhouse in the highlands of Tanzania. CAMPING

Day 12
Another early departure takes us further into Tanzania. We also pass briefly through Mukumi National Park. We head for Dar-es-Salaam and spend the night at a campsite on the seashore. CAMPING

Day 13-15
The following 3 nights are spent on Zanzibar where you have the chance to explore this exotic spice island at your leisure. Discover the intricate streets of Stone Town and its people, take a spice tour or swim with dolphins at the southern tip of the island. BUNGALOW ACCOMMODATION

Day 16
Returning to the mainland, we camp near Dar again before departing for Arusha. CAMPING

Day 17
Heading north we have a long day passing through many African villages and, if the weather favours us, we may catch sight of snow-capped Kilimanjaro, the highest peak in Africa. Passing Kilimanjaro we head for a campsite outside Arusha affording another great view of Mount Meru. CAMPING

Day 18-19
Next morning we head into Arusha town to do some curio shopping after which we head for the Ngorongoro crater, spending the night at a town near the crater rim. Up early next morning we use local operators for a day's excursion down into the crater in search of game including lion, hyena, rhino and elephant, returning to camp by late afternoon. CAMPING

Day 20
We return to Arusha the next morning, stopping along the way to visit a Masai village. The last night we camp again in the shadow of Mount Meru. CAMPING

Day 21
We spend the final day of our tour crossing the border into Kenya, heading for the capital Nairobi. TOUR ENDS ON ARRIVAL IN NAIROBI.

Included Highlights
Zambezi Sunset cruise
Victoria Falls National Park
South Luangwa National Park entry and morning and afternoon/night drive
Malawi Beaches
Local community project - Tea Plantation Tour
Zanzibar ferry
Masai tribal village
Ngorongoro Crater all day 4x4 game drive

Not Included:
Various other activities in Victoria Falls
Optional scuba diving and water-sports on Lake Malawi Optional spice tour, diving/snorkelling, dolphin trip and food/transport while on Zanzibar Island.
Visas, travel insurance, vaccinations, flights, airport taxes, sleeping bag, items of a personal nature, curios and alcohol.

Notes:
Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Price includes:
- All highlights (inclusive activities worth £395)
- All ground transport - except Zanzibar
- All road tolls and vehicle taxes
- Camping and cooking equipment and services of 3 crew

Local Payment - US$550 - Local Payment covers all food (3 meals a day (except Zanzibar) - provided by our now legendary Kenyan Cook) and camping fees/accommodation for the whole tour, including 3 nights on Zanzibar. This is payable to the tourleader at the start of the tour in US dollars only.

Not Included:
Various other activities in Victoria Falls
Optional scuba diving and water-sports on Lake Malawi Optional spice tour, diving/snorkelling, dolphin trip and food/transport while on Zanzibar Island.
Visas, travel insurance, vaccinations, flights, airport taxes, sleeping bag, items of a personal nature, curios and alcohol.

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