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Nairobi to Victoria Falls - 27 Day Northern Nomad

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 27 day(s)
Group Size: 4 - 16 people
Destination(s): Kenya   Tanzania   Zambia  
Specialty Categories: Wildlife Viewing   National Parks  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 1145 Pound Sterling (GBP)
Maximum Per Person Price: 1145 Pound Sterling (GBP)

Travel from Nairobi to Victoria Falls (Livingstone - Zambia), with a maximum of 16 persons in our custom built full size expedition truck giving you over a meter of legroom at each seat. Experience the wonderful wildlife on the plains of East Africa, the vibrant sounds and sights of Zanzibar and the tranquil beaches of Lake Malawi, as well as the Majesty of Victoria Falls.

We provide the services of an expert photographer and digital download facility on all our overland tours, a unique feature making us stand out from the others! 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 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.

Tour Itinerary:

Days 1-2: Starting in Nairobi the tour heads for Nakuru National Park camping our first night on the fringes of the National park in a conservancy area. Next morning we explore the Nakuru National park, giving you a very good chance of seeing leopard and rhino. Camping.

Day 3: Crossing the border into Tanzania we camp near or on the shores of Lake Victoria. Camping.

Day 4: We make our way to the Serengeti National Park, where we stay one night and go for afternoon and morning game drives. Camping.

Day 5: Leaving the Serengeti around noon, we drive up the escarpment to the lush vegetation of the Ngorongoro Crater, spending the night on the crater rim which has its own wildlife. Camping.

Days 6-7: Next day we do a full-day game drive in 4x4 vehicles into the crater itself, returning to spend the night in a campsite on the outskirts of a town near the crater rim. Next morning we head to Arusha stopping to visit a local Masai village. In Arusha you can do some curio shopping at the ebony market or do a spot of emailing before heading off to camp the night in the foothills of Kilimanjaro. Camping.

Day 8: The following day is a long drive to Dar-es-Salaam, passing though many African villages. That night we camp on a beach on the outskirts of Dar. Camping.

Days 9-12: Thereafter you have 4 nights (5 days) to explore the island of Zanzibar at your leisure. Take in the sights, sounds and intricate winding streets of Stone Town and its people, join a spice tour, and soak up the sun on the Northern beaches of the island. Bungalow accommodation.

Day 13: Returning to the mainland we camp in Dar that night before setting out for the Tanzanian Highlands and spending the night at a farmhouse in the area. Camping.

Days 14-15: Next day we make our way toward the Malawi border stopping near a small Tanzanian town called Tukuyu where you can visit a local tea plantation and join the locals in harvesting their crop. We spend two nights here which also gives you time to explore the area with a local guide and visit a waterfall in the area. Camping.

Days 16-18: Crossing the border into Malawi spend the next 3 days on the lakeshore at a beautiful spot called Kande Beach. Here you have the opportunity to visit local African villages, interact with the villagers, scuba dive in the lake or just relax on the sandy beaches and swim in the fresh water. Horse riding is also available. Camping.

Day 19: Today we head south to the town of Lilongwe, where you will have the opportunity to do some curio shopping. Crew stocks up with supplies. Camping.

Days 20-21: Leaving Malawi we cross into Zambia and head for the South Luangwa National Park. This is one of the best national parks in Africa and leopard sightings are quite common. Here we have time for a morning and evening game drive in the park and an early morning walk on the fringes of the park while camping on the banks of the Luangwa River. Camping.

Day 22: Leaving this beautiful valley behind us we drive through the interior of Zambia sending the night on the Luangwa River where the following morning you can take a walk in the forest landscape or have a paddle in a traditional dugout canoe (own expense) before we head to Lusaka, the capital of Zambia. Camping.

Day 23: After the morning activities we have a brunch before heading off to our next campsite on the outskirts of Lusaka. Camping.

Day 24: Leaving early we continue on to our last highlight of the tour, the Victoria Falls, arriving into Livingstone in the afternoon we camp on the banks of the Zambezi River, some 8km's above the falls, where from the bar with a cold drink you can see the spray from the falls.

Day 25-27
Arriving at Victoria Falls you have the opportunity to do any number of the adrenaline activities on offer in your own time. We suggest that you spend a few extra days in the area at the end of your tour with us. On your last day with us we take you to view the spectacular Victoria Falls and end the tour with a sunset cruise on the Zambezi. Please note that if you want more time in the falls you need to book your flight departure for a few days after the end of the tour. Accommodation is available at the Lodge/Campsite where we stay. Walk-in Bedded tents are available at approx US$50 per tent or chalets at US$90 per Chalet. More information is available on request.

Price Includes:
- Nukuru National Park entry and game drive
- Serengeti National Park entry and game drives
- Masai tribal village
- Ngorongoro Crater National Park Entry and full day 4X4 game drive
- Zanzibar ferry
- Tea Plantation tour - local community project
- Malawi beaches
- South Luangwa National Park entry with morning and afternoon/night drive
- Zambezi Sunset cruise
- Victoria Falls National Park entry

Price Excludes:
- Optional spice tour, diving/snorkeling, dolphin trip, food and transport while on Zanzibar
- Walk or Canoe on Luangwa River
- Victoria Falls Activities.
- Visas, travel insurance, vaccinations, flights, airport taxes, sleeping bag, items of a personal nature, curios or alcohol.

Notes:
Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Tour price includes all highlights (inclusive activities worth £595), all ground transport except Zanzibar, all road tolls and vehicle taxes, camping and cooking equipment and services of 3 crew.

Local Payment - US$660 - 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 4 nights on Zanzibar. This is payable to the tourleader at the start of the tour in US dollars only.

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