Day 1: Botswana – Palapye.
We depart Johannesburg heading north to Botswana to cross the border and spend our first night in Palapye, located on the banks of the Lotsane River. Meals: Lunch, Dinner
Day 2: Khama Rhino Sanctuary - Maun.
The Khama Rhino Sanctuary is a community based wildlife project, established in 1992 to assist in saving the vanishing rhino. This morning we go on a guided game drive through the Sanctuary before departing for Maun. Upon arrival in Maun, we will prepare for the Okavango Delta. Optional activities: Crocodile farm visit, scenic flight over Okavango (time permitting). Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Days 3-4: Okavango Delta.
During our time in the Delta we enjoy the best nature has to offer. We go on nature walks and if possible will explore the Delta by mokoro. The Delta is the world’s largest inland delta. We travel into the Delta on a large 4x4 vehicle - in high water season boats will be used. We join up with some of the local people and set up our bush camp for the next 2 nights. Optional activities: If you wish to participate in additional Mokoro rides or nature walks, apart from what is included in the activity package, please speak to your guide. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Day 5: Gweta.
We leave the Delta behind us and travel east to Planet Baobab which is located halfway between Maun and Nata, near the Makgadikgadi Pans. You can explore the bush around our campsite and view some of the oldest Baobab trees in the area. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Day 6: Kasane - Chobe National Park.
Today we head north to Kasane, on the banks of the Chobe River. The afternoon is spent game viewing on a river cruise, into the renowned Chobe NP. This is an excellent opportunity to view some of Africa’s spectacular wildlife. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Days 7-8: Zimbabwe - Victoria Falls.
On arrival in Victoria Falls we have time to plan the next day’s adventure activities before we visit the spectacular Victoria Falls and experience the thundering of the mighty Zambezi as it drops over 100 m into the gorge below. Most people will spend the next day White Water Rafting, a not-to-be-missed experience of a lifetime! Optional Activities: Chobe National Park early morning game drive (Day 7 only), Zambezi Sunset Cruise, Full day white water rafting, Flight over the falls, Full day low/high water riverboarding, bungee jump (solo), morning/afternoon lion or elephant encounter. Meals: 2 x Breakfast, 1 x Lunch (Day 7 only).
Day 9: Lusaka.
Leaving behind the natural wonder of Victoria Falls we continue our expedition. After Livingstone we journey towards the bustling Zambian capital of Lusaka. You will notice the vegetation becoming sub-tropical and the roads a little rougher. Meals: Lunch, Dinner.
Day 10: Chipata.
Today is a long drive through lush country, crossing rivers en-route to Chipata, the gateway to the South Luangwa NP. Zambia is truly African and an adjustment from the more Western ways of Southern Africa. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 11: South Luangwa National Park.
Early in the morning we drive from Chipata to the border of the South Luangwa National Park where we spend the next two nights right on the banks of the Luangwa River. You can often see hippos and other animals from the camp bar. This afternoon we enjoy a sunset game drive in the South Luangwa NP. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Day 12: South Luangwa National Park.
In the morning you have the opportunity to take another game drive. The park is known for its high concentration of leopards and hippos. After lunch we visit the community run tribal textile project and a local village. Optional Activities: Morning Game Drive, Game Walk inside park. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Day 13: Lilongwe
Today we visit the Lilongwe Wildlife Centre, Malawi’s only sanctuary for rescued, orphaned and injured wild animals. The Centre is set in 180 hectares of beautiful woodland, Lilongwe’s only protected wilderness. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Days 14-15: Kande Beach.
This morning we have the opportunity to participate in a 2 hour city tour, before we take a scenic drive to Kande beach. We will spend the next 2 days enjoying the many optional activities available, such as horse riding and different water sports. We will go on a guided village walk in order to meet the local people and learn more about Malawian life. Optional Activities: Scuba diving, snorkeling etc. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Day 16: Lake Malawi - Chitimba.
We travel further north and spend our last day in Malawi at Chitimba beach. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Day 17: Tanzania –Iringa.
Today we leave Malawi and enter Tanzania. We ascend out of the Great Rift Valley through some spectacular mountain passes, passing vast tea plantations in the highlands before arriving at our camp outside Iringa. This evening our dinner is in a local Masai Hut where we enjoy a traditional Tanzanian evening. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 18: Mikumi.
We leave Iringa today and head north to the Mikumi National Park. Mikumi is home to lion, zebra, wildebeest, impala, buffalo and elephant and today we have the opportunity to enjoy an optional afternoon game drive through the park. Optional Activities: Afternoon game drive in Mikumi NP. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 19: Dar es Salaam.
Our journey today brings us out of the cool highland region to the humid Indian ocean coastal city of Dar es Salaam. Meaning ‘house of peace’ in Arabic, Dar es Salaam is the economic and trade capital of Tanzania, but inland Dodoma remains the official capital city. Your tour ends upon arrival in Dar es Salaam. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.
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