Dar es Salaam to Delta, South (Camping)offered by supplier M20305 (read about supplier)
Tour Duration: 21 day(s)
Group Size: 4 - 18 people
Destination(s): Tanzania Malawi Zambia
Specialty Categories: Sightseeing National Parks
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 13700 South Africa Rand (ZAR)
Maximum Per Person Price: 17770 South Africa Rand (ZAR)
Day 1: Mikumi.
Our journey begins today and leads us to Mikumi National Park. Mikumi is home to lion, zebra, wildebeest, impala, buffalo and elephant and today we have the opportunity enjoy an optional afternoon game drive through the park. Optional Activity: Afternoon game drive in Mikumi NP. Meals: Lunch, Dinner.
Day 2: Iringa.
Today we travel inland and up to Iringa in the highland tea growing area. This evening our dinner is in a local Masai Hut where we enjoy a traditional Tanzanian evening. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Day 3: Malawi - Northern Lake Malawi.
Leaving Tanzania we descend though scenic mountain passes to our lakeshore camp at Chitimba. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Days 4-5: Kande Beach.
After arrival at 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 6: 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. Optional Activities: City Tour. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Day 7: Zambia - South Luangwa National Park.
Early in the morning we drive from Malawi and cross in to Zambia and continue to 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 an included sunset game drive in the South Luangwa NP. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Day 8: 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 9: Chipata.
We leave South Luangwa and drive through to Chipata where we will relax in the afternoon. Zambia is truly Africa, with its lush, sub-tropical vegetation. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Day 10: Lusaka.
The journey towards the bustling Zambian capital of Lusaka takes us along an interesting route. On week days there may be the opportunity to visit one of the interesting local markets of the Zambian capital city. Meals: Lunch, Dinner.
Days 11-12: Zimbabwe - Victoria Falls.
Today we drive from Lusaka, across the Zimbabwean border into Victoria Falls. Upon arrival in Victoria Falls we have time to plan the next day’s adventure activities. You can choose from many exciting adrenaline activities here, such as white water rafting or walking with lions. Optional Activities: Dinner out in Victoria Falls, Full day white water rafting, Flight over the falls, Full day low/high water river boarding, sunset cruise, bungee jump (solo), morning/afternoon lion or elephant encounter. Meals: Breakfast (Day 11 only), Lunch (Day 11 only).
Days 13-14: Zimbabwe - Victoria Falls - Botswana - Kasane.
Today we visit the spectacular Victoria Falls and experience the thundering sound of the mighty Zambezi before crossing the Botswana border to Kasane. In the afternoon we enjoy a sunset cruise on the Chobe River in order to see the animals (in the Chobe National Park). Optional Activities: Chobe Game Drive. Meals: 1 x Breakfast (day 14 only), 2 x Lunch, 2 x Dinner.
Day 15: Maun.
We drive through to Maun. On arrival we prepare for our 2-day expedition into the Okavango. The rivers leading to the Okavango Delta have no passage to the ocean and irrigate instead some 15,000 square km’s of Kalahari Desert - forming the world’s largest inland Delta. Optional activities: Crocodile farm visit, Scenic flight over the Delta (time permitting). Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Days 16-17: Okavango Delta.
During your time in the Delta we enjoy the best nature has to offer. We go on nature walks and explore the Delta by mokoro traditional canoe (water level dependant). The Delta is truly spectacular and an unforgettable experience as the wild animals here are not used to people. Simply sitting and relaxing often results in rewarding bird or game viewing. We travel in to the Delta on a large 4x4 vehicle - in high water season boats are 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 18: Gweta.
We leave the Delta behind us and travel east. You can explore the bush around our campsite and view some of the oldest Boabab trees in the area. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Day 19: Khama Rhino Sanctuary - Palapye.
We leave Gweta behind us and drive towards Palapye, located on the banks of the tranquil Lotsane River. We visit the Khama Rhino Sanctuary, a community based wildlife project where there is a game drive to view the now protected Rhinos. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 20: South Africa - Johannesburg.
Today we cross the border into South Africa and after quite a long, yet scenic drive we will arrive in Johannesburg. South Africa’s city of gold has much to offer and should not be underestimated as a travel destination. Optional Activity: Dinner. Meals: Breakfast.
Airfare is not included in the tour price.
- Meals as indicated on the itinerary
- Registered guides and transport.
- All items of a personal nature
- Snacks and souvenirs
- Optional activities.
*Note: It is advisable that this tour is bought with the Activity Package. This is an optional payment that covers what we consider to be ‘essential activities’ on our tours. Ideally we would include all of these, but not everyone can afford this. This payment is 100% transparent and is listed below. The Activity Package can be pre-purchased prior to your arrival or through your guide on day 1 of your tour. The itinerary has been written with the inclusion of the Activity Package items.
Total activity package cost: R4070.
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