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Itinerary: Game Parks, Zanzibar & Mozambique

Game Parks, Zanzibar & Mozambique

An epic overland journey from Nairobi to Pretoria covering scenic game parks, tropical Zanzibar and lush beaches of Mozambique, the third largest lake in Africa and the ‘Smoke That Thunders’ over the dramatic Victoria Falls.

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Game Parks, Zanzibar & Mozambique

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Daily Highlights * covered by mandatory Adventure Pass
* 01 Depart Nairobi, Great Rift Valley, Masai Mara - Game Drive LD
* 02 Masai Mara - Game Drive BLD
* 03 Masai Mara, Nairobi BL
04 Arusha BLD
* 05-07 Arusha or Serengeti NP and Ngorongoro Crater, Game Drives, Masai Village Walk B x3 L x3 D x3
08 Bagamoyo BLD
09 Dar es Salaam BLD
10 Ferry, Zanzibar B
11 - 12 Zanzibar B x 2
13 Ferry, Dar es Salaam BD
14 Mikumi NP, area BLD
15 Tanzania, Iringa BLD
16 - 17 Malawi Beach, Chitimba B x 2 L x 2 D x 2
18 - 19 Malawi Beach, Kande,B x 2 L x 2 D x 2
20 Chipata, Zambia Border crossing BLD
21 Lusaka BLD
22 - 24 Waterfront, Livingstone B x 3 L x 1
25 Livingstone B
26 Victoria Falls - Entrance to the Falls B
27 Hwange NP BLD
28 Hwange NP, Khami Ruins, Bulawayo BLD
* 29 Matobo National Park, game drive/walk, Bulawayo BLD
30 Masvingo, Great Zimbabwe Ruins BLD
31 Bandula Area, Mozambique BLD
32 Vilanculos BLD
33 Vilanculos - Magaruque Island Dhow Safari BLD
34 - 35 Inhambane, Tofo B x 2 L x 2 D x 2
36 Bilene, Mozambique BLD
37 Hazyview, Greater Kruger area BLD
38 Kruger National Park, game drives BLD
39 Pretoria B

Day 1—7
Nairobi - Masai Mara, Kenya - Arusha - Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
Beginning in Nairobi we first cross the Great Rift Valley for a couple of day’s game-watching in the Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya’s premier wildlife reserve and home to the ‘Big 5’. From the ‘Mara’, we briefly head back to Nairobi before crossing into Tanzania to Arusha, from where we transfer to 4x4 vehicles for a 3-day excursion to the Serengeti National Park, and the Ngorongoro Crater. Both are World Heritage Sites well known for their magnificent scenery and large concentrations of game.

Day 8—15
Dar es Salaam - Zanzibar
From Arusha, we drive south past the foothills of Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest mountain, to the balmy city of Dar es Salaam, the port and ferry terminal for the exotic island of Zanzibar. Once there, we get three days in this historic Arab-influenced tropical paradise to explore the capital Stone Town’s alleyways, architecture and markets, as well as the white-sand beaches fringed by palm trees where it’s impossible not to relax. Returning on the ferry to the African mainland, we leave the coast and drive via Mikumi National Park into Malawi.

Day 16—24
Lake Malawi - Livingstone, Zambia
Once on Lake Malawi, Africa’s third-largest lake, we camp for a few days on the beaches to enjoy the fresh clear water by diving, snorkelling or sailing or there are also the options of horseback riding or take a guided village walk to see how the locals live. Leaving Malawi we cross into Zambia and make our way via Lusaka, the capital, to Livingstone which is close to Victoria Falls. We view ‘the Smoke that Thunders’ to admire the Zambezi River as it tumbles more than 100 metres into the Bakota Gorge, and can also try the numerous adventure activities on offer from white water rafting and canoeing to gorge-swinging and bungy jumping.

[bold}Day 25—30[/bld]
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe - Hwange National Park -Bulawayo - Matobo National Park - Masvingo, Great Zimbabwe Ruins.
From Victoria Falls, we drive the short distance to Zimbabwe’s premier game-viewing area – Hwange National Park, where an afternoon game drive is on offer to see the large herds of elephant that the park is so famous for and perhaps see rare species like African wild dogs or brown hyena. Our next stop is Bulawayo, Zimbabwe’s second-largest city. We head into the Matobo National Park, where we game drive and track on foot to see ancient rock paintings and the last significant population of the endangered white rhino in Zimbabwe. Continuing on we visit the Great Zimbabwe Ruins, an important archaeological site and formal trading post.

Day 31—39
Bandula area, Vilanculos, Tofo, Inhambane, Bilene, Mozambique - Kruger National Park and Pretoria, South Africa

We cross the border into tropical Mozambique and head to the warm waters and white sandy beaches to enjoy a few days relaxing at the rustic resorts Vilanculos and Tofu, Inhambane and Bilene. These feature sandy beaches fringed with palm trees, a balmy climate and the azure and the warm Indian Ocean alive with marine life. A Dhow Safari – Magaruque Island snorkelling trip is included and many optional activities are on offer. Alternatively, simply relax in a hammock, take a long walk on the near-deserted bleached-white sand or feast on a seafood lunch. We cross the border into South Africa and the famed Kruger National park - home to over 505 species of birds, 148 species of mammals and many reptiles which we enthusiastically search for during the morning and afternoon game drive.

Our last day takes us to the vibrant Pretoria, where our exciting tour ends.

GB £ 3640

PLUS mandatory Adventure Pass US $ 1540.00
Adventure Pass to be paid in the currency listed on the website (usually US dollars in clean, un-torn post-2008 edition notes) directly to your Tour Leader in Africa at the beginning of the tour, or pre-paid by arrangement.

The mandatory Adventure pass covers the following:
Maasai Mara Excursion - game drives
Matobo National Park - game drive/walk
Hwange National Park, game drive
Serengeti & Ngorongoro Crater Excursion - game drives

Optional Activities & Excursions
Whale Shark Ocean Safari - US$ 50
Snorkelling Mozambique - US$ 30
Scuba Diving - US$ 165
Horse Riding - US$ 60
Surf Lessons - US$ 20 (2 hours)
Victoria Falls Bungy Jump US$ 160
Whitewater rafting US$180
Helicopter/Microlight flights From US$ 185
Livingstone Game Walk US$ 95
Malawi village walk US$ 10
Malawi Horse Riding US$ 55
Livingstonia Day Hike US$ 10
Zanzibar Spice Tour US$35
Scuba Diving US$150

Included in Price:
Fully equipped safari vehicle, 2 person dome tents, camping and cooking equipment, all road tolls and vehicle taxes, all ground transportation, services of two crew, sleeping mattress and meals as indicated

Not Included:
Visa\'s, Flights, travel insurance, departure taxes, airport transfers, pre/post tour accommodation, sleeping bag, drinks, tips, items of personal nature, optional activities.

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Our tours are designed to meet the expectations of adults in the 18-39'ish age bracket.

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