Johannesburg to Kenya

Johannesburg to Kenya
Johannesburg to Kenya
Johannesburg to Kenya
Johannesburg to Kenya
Johannesburg to Kenya
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  • Intrepid Travel

Marvel at the crashing white water of Victoria Falls, cruise the sprawling Okavango Delta and stake out natural waterholes in the Khama Rhino Sanctuary. This 37-day Lonely Planet Experience – powered by Intrepid – is your ticket to diverse offerings and immersive experiences throughout Africa. Witness Ngorongoro Crater and the big cats of the Serengeti. Travel through verdant national parks and remote highland villages. Come face-to-face with wild animals and explore landscapes rich in natural beauty on this memorable journey across Africa’s south to the eastern plains.

Highlights
  • Go wildlife-spotting along the river in Chobe National Park, home of the world's highest concentration of African elephants.
  • Camping on a remote island in the heart of the Okavango wilderness is an experience you’ll never forget. As night falls, listen to the sounds of the bush coming alive.
  • Discover the magic of South Luangwa National Park, a highly concentrated arena of noble beasts and exotic wildflowers, on a game drive at dawn.
  • Get incredible views over the great plains of Tanzania after a hike to Irente viewpoint in the Usambara Mountains.
  • Protect the wilderness you came to explore by visiting the Khama Rhino Sanctuary, the only place left in Botswana where both black and white rhinos reside.
Accommodation
  • Camping (with facilities) (28 nights), Bungalow (2 nights), Hotel (2 nights), Bush camp (no facilities) (2 nights), Camping (with basic facilities) (2 nights)
Transport
  • Overland vehicle , 4x4 Safari Vehicle , Ferry , Mokoro
Included Activities
  • Khama Rhino Sanctuary - Open Safari Vehicle Game Drive
  • Okavango Delta - Mokoro safari
  • Okavango Delta - Sunrise Walk
  • Okavango Delta - Mokoro safari
  • Nata - Makgadikgadi Salt Pans
  • Chobe National Park - River Cruise
  • Victoria Falls - Victoria Falls Wildlife Trust Visit
  • Masvingo - Great Zimbabwe Ruins guided visit
  • Petauke - Jewellery workshop project
  • South Luangwa National Park - 4x4 Dawn Game Drive
  • Irente - Lushoto hike
  • Irente - Local lunch
  • Kisongo - Cooking class, crafts & village walk
  • Ngorongoro Crater - 4x4 Game Drive
  • Serengeti National Park - 4x4 Game Drive
  • Serengeti National Park - 4x4 Game Drive
  • Serengeti National Park - 4x4 Game Drive
Destinations
  • Africa
  • Africa
  • Africa
  • Africa
  • Africa
  • Africa
  • Botswana
  • Kenya
  • Malawi
  • South Africa
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe
Tour Types
  • Active
  • Adventure
  • Camping
  • Overland
  • Safaris
  • Small Group
  • Family-Kids
  • Singles
  • Youth
  • 4WD
  • Hiking
  • Walking
  • History
  • Ruins-Archaeology
  • Wildlife

Location: Johannesburg

Sawubona – welcome to South Africa! Your adventure begins with a welcome meeting at 6 pm. If you arrive early, get out and explore Johannesburg; the country’s largest city. Perhaps visit the cultural hotspots of Newtown, Braamfontein or Maboneng. Otherwise, the sobering Apartheid Museum is well worth your time. After your important meeting this evening, why not head out for an optional group dinner and get to know your newfound travel crew – your local leader will point you in the right direction with bar and restaurant recommendations.

Accommodation: ,Hotel,

Meals: ,No Meals,

Location: Khama Rhino Sanctuary

Leaving South Africa behind, cross the border into Botswana and travel towards the Khama Rhino Sanctuary (approximately 8–10 hours). Situated on the edge of the Kalahari Desert, the Khama Rhino Sanctuary has drastically changed from a former hunting area to a conservation project. Built to protect Botswana's only remaining populations of both black and white rhinos, the sanctuary is also home to other wildlife including zebras, giraffes, leopards, ostriches and wildebeest, all of which can be seen grazing the many waterholes. Visiting this project benefits local communities and directly contributes to protecting the endangered white rhinoceros. Later on, head out on a dusk game drive to see the rhinos when they are most active.<br/><br/>Included Activities:<br/>-<description>Khama Rhino Sanctuary - Open Safari Vehicle Game Drive</description>

Accommodation: ,Camp,

Meals: ,Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner,

Location: Maun

Jump aboard your vehicle and head to Maun (approximately 8–9 hours). Here there will be an opportunity to stock up on any supplies you might need for your adventure ahead. Maun is the gateway to one of the world's most complex ecosystems, the Okavango Delta. This place is unlike anything in the world – a 16,000 square kilometre maze of lush wetlands and waterways teeming with wildlife. You might see hippos, crocodiles, elephants and big cats, but it's the animals aren’t the only drawcard here – the waterscapes and shimmering horizons will have you gazing for days.

Accommodation: ,Camp,

Meals: ,Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner,

Location: Okavango Delta

Get right in the action today, jumping aboard a traditional mokoro – a dugout canoe steered by friendly local 'polers' – for an Okavango waterways experience. With some luck, you could spot some of the delta's unusual wildlife and exotic birdlife. Spend some time today exploring the maze of lagoons, lakes and streams on foot too, led by experienced local guides. Tonight, you’ll camp on a remote island right in the heart of the wilderness, falling asleep to the humming and buzzing of the African heartlands.<br/><br/>Included Activities:<br/>-<description>Okavango Delta - Mokoro safari</description>

Accommodation: ,Camp,

Meals: ,Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner,

Location: Okavango Delta

Wake up early and head out on a sunrise walk. Along the way, keep watch for elephants, and if the timing is right, you might also come across some Cape buffalo! These noble-looking beasts are more dangerous than they look, and their horns double as a kind of bone shield that's fittingly known as a 'boss'. Returning to camp for breakfast, you’ve got the rest of the day to relax. A refreshing swim, or perhaps a nap, could be on the cards – both good ideas in the warmer part of the day. Alternatively, take another mokoro trip to soak up that serene river atmosphere.<br/><br/>Included Activities:<br/>-<description>Okavango Delta - Sunrise Walk</description>

Accommodation: ,Camp,

Meals: ,Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner,

Location: Maun

After taking down your camp, return to the ‘poler’ station by mokoro, before continuing your Lonely Planet Experience to Maun by vehicle (approximately 2–3 hours). Today you'll visit a rural village and interact with some of the locals, providing insight into daily life along the Okavango Delta. The waterways are the lifeblood of so many in this area, so learn more from locals about how important these fertile lands are. Tonight, settle in at camp on the outskirts of town.<br/><br/>Included Activities:<br/>-<description>Okavango Delta - Mokoro safari</description><br/><br/>Optional Activities:<br/>-<description>Okavango Delta - Plane Scenic Flight - From USD75</description><br/>-<description>Okavango Delta - Helicopter Scenic Flight - From USD150</description>

Accommodation: ,Camp,

Meals: ,Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner,

Location: Nata

Get up early and hit the road for Nata (approximately 6–7 hours). This small town is situated near the stunning Makgadikgadi Salt Pans which are some of the largest on earth, covering around 12,000 square kilometres. This afternoon, take the opportunity to explore the salt pans in an open vehicle. They are naturally dry and salty for a large part of the year, and during this time, the arid landscape has an eerie feel to it as the shimmering mirages disorientate the senses. At other times they take on a layer of grass and, as soon as the rains hit, become a refuge for migratory birds and animals.<br/><br/>Included Activities:<br/>-<description>Nata - Makgadikgadi Salt Pans</description>

Accommodation: ,Camp,

Meals: ,Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner,

Location: Chobe National Park

Hit the road to Chobe National Park (approximately 6–7 hours). Botswana's first national park is perhaps best known for its high concentration of elephants, which can often be seen swimming in the Chobe River. The river also attracts wallowing hippos, a variety of birdlife, crocodiles sunning themselves by the water's edge, and cheetahs and lions coming down to drink. Enjoy a sunset cruise on the Chobe – an ideal way to spend the afternoon and toast to another day in Africa.<br/><br/>Included Activities:<br/>-<description>Chobe National Park - River Cruise</description>

Accommodation: ,Camp,

Meals: ,Breakfast,Dinner,

Location: Victoria Falls

This morning you can choose to rise early for an optional morning game drive or catch some more sleep. In the late morning, hit the road for Victoria Falls (approximately 2–3 hours). Cross the border into Zimbabwe and have lunch on the banks of the Zambezi, then enjoy free time to explore Victoria Falls at your own pace. <br/><br/>Optional Activities:<br/>-<description>Victoria Falls - Victoria Falls Entrance Fee</description><br/>-<description>Chobe National Park - Open Safari Vehicle Morning Game Drive</description><br/>-<description>Victoria Falls - Sunset Cruise</description>

Accommodation: ,Camp,

Meals: ,Breakfast,

Location: Victoria Falls

Today is a free day to enjoy the many activities on offer. If you are interested in the optional helicopter flight (12 minutes or 25 minutes ) we endorse the following operator only: Zambezi Helicopter co CAA Zimbabwe. Your leader can help you arrange this. <br/><br/>Optional Activities:<br/>-<description>Victoria Falls - Canoe trail (full day)</description><br/>-<description>Victoria Falls - Flying fox</description><br/>-<description>Victoria Falls - Helicopter flight (12 mins)</description><br/>-<description>Victoria Falls - Helicopter flight (25 mins)</description><br/>-<description>Victoria Falls - Rafting &amp; river boarding (half day)</description><br/>-<description>Victoria Falls - Village &amp; township tour</description><br/>-<description>Victoria Falls - Canoe trail wine route</description>

Accommodation: ,Camp,

Meals: ,Breakfast,

Location: Victoria Falls

Today is another free day to enjoy the many activities on offer, or perhaps you may like to visit the falls again with some of the new travellers that have joined your group.<br/><br/>Optional Activities:<br/>-<description>Victoria Falls - Victoria Falls entrance</description>

Accommodation: ,Camp,

Meals: ,Breakfast,

Location: Bulawayo

Depart Victoria Falls and travel toward Bulawayo (approximately 7 hours) via the Victoria Falls Wildlife Trust – one of The Intrepid Foundation’s projects. Here you can learn about the rescue and rehabilitation of wildlife, human-wildlife conflict and the trusts role in anti-poaching. There may also be a chance to meet any rescued or orphaned wildlife currently in their care. Onwards to Bulawayo – known locally as the 'City of Kings', Zimbabwe's second-largest city has an interesting history and some impeccable colonial architecture. You will have the late afternoon free to explore, so maybe take the opportunity to visit some shops and chat with locals. <br/><br/>Included Activities:<br/>-<description>Victoria Falls - Victoria Falls Wildlife Trust Visit</description>

Accommodation: ,Camp,

Meals: ,Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner,

Location: Bulawayo

Perhaps get up early and take the option to go to Matobo National Park. Home to a significant population of black and white rhinoceros that can be tracked on foot, Matobo National Park is also the site of the grave of Cecil John Rhodes, the founder of Rhodesia and the De Beers diamond company. The Matopos area has great spiritual and cultural significance to the local people and there are many sites within the park where important ceremonies still take place. This optional activity is highly recommended, otherwise you could head into town to check out the local museums or take the opportunity for some down time.<br/><br/>Optional Activities:<br/>-<description>Matobo National Park - Rhino Tracking, Park Visit &amp; San Rock Paintings</description><br/>-<description>Bulawayo - Railway Museum</description><br/>-<description>Balawayo - Natural History Museum</description>

Accommodation: ,Camp,

Meals: ,Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner,

Location: Masvingo

Drive the short stretch to Masvingo (approximately 5–6 hours). This colonial settlement – the oldest in Zimbabwe – makes for the perfect base from which to explore the Great Zimbabwe Ruins. The ruined city, now a World Heritage-listed site, was first constructed in the 11th century. It's thought to be the former royal palace of the Zimbabwean monarch. Spend a few hours exploring this intriguing site before heading off to camp for the evening.<br/><br/>Included Activities:<br/>-<description>Masvingo - Great Zimbabwe Ruins guided visit</description>

Accommodation: ,Camp,

Meals: ,Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner,

Location: Harare

Travel to Harare today (approximately 5–6 hours). You will arrive at your destination in time for lunch. You only have an hour or two to explore Zimbabwe's capital city, so if you're feeling active and up for a stroll, get out and make the most of it. Perhaps head to the National Gallery, the museum, the botanical gardens or simply wander the city centre and visit the colourful markets. <br/><br/>Optional Activities:<br/>-<description>Harare - National Archives</description><br/>-<description>Harare - National Botanical Gardens</description><br/>-<description>Harare - National Gallery</description>

Accommodation: ,Camp,

Meals: ,Breakfast,Dinner,

Location: Lusaka

Today you will cross into Zambia and drive to your campsite just outside Lusaka, Zambia's capital (approximately 8 hours). Your journey begins with a nice scenic drive to the border. At some point during the day there will be an opportunity to stop at an ATM and stock up on any supplies you might need at a shop or market.

Accommodation: ,Camp,

Meals: ,Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner,

Location: Petauke

Spend some time checking out Lusaka before a long day of travel. You'll see that it's a modern city but still retains a traditional African feel. Afterwards, travel on to Petauke (approximately 8 hours).

Accommodation: ,Camp,

Meals: ,Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner,

Location: South Luangwa National Park

After breakfast, make a visit to a workshop where local craftswomen make all the jewellery by hand using natural materials from the South Luangwa valley. The project is set primarily to empower women and raise awareness against poaching. Afterwards, make your way through the heartland to South Luangwa National Park (approximately 6 hours). The concentration of animals around the Luangwa River and its lagoons is among the highest in Africa. Many elephants, buffaloes, leopards, Thornicroft’s giraffes and lions are known to roam here. There are also some 400 species of birds inhabiting the area. A great way to experience South Luangwa and its beautiful scenery is to take an optional river trip – ask your group leader for more details. <br/><br/>Included Activities:<br/>-<description>Petauke - Jewellery workshop project</description>

Accommodation: ,Camp,

Meals: ,Breakfast,Dinner,

Location: South Luangwa National Park

Rise early for an exhilarating morning game drive in a 4WD vehicle. Enjoy classic savanna scenery while keeping your eyes peeled the parks abundance of wildlife. There’s every chance you may spot a herd of zebra grazing on parched grass or a pride of lions passing by. Midday is the hottest part of the day here, so seek refuge from the sun and return to the camp for lunch. Afterwards, perhaps head out on a village walk for a snapshot of daily life in the local community. An optional game drive at night is also a good option to see wildlife when they are most active.<br/><br/>Included Activities:<br/>-<description>South Luangwa National Park - 4x4 Dawn Game Drive</description><br/><br/>Optional Activities:<br/>-<description>South Luangwa National Park - Night Game Drive</description><br/>-<description>South Luangwa National Park - Game Walk</description>

Accommodation: ,Camp,

Meals: ,Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner,

Location: Lake Malawi

Cross the border into Malawi and continue straight to your camp on the shores of Lake Malawi (approximately 9–10 hours). Malawi is dominated by its lake, which covers almost a fifth of the country and provides a livelihood for many local people. Fishermen, fish traders and canoe and net makers all ply their trade on the lake. A common sight is that of a fisherman in a bwato (a dugout canoe made from a hollowed tree trunk) fishing on the still lake at the break of day. Your campsite at Kande Beach is right on the shore, so take some time to rest and relax.

Accommodation: ,Camp,

Meals: ,Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner,

Location: Lake Malawi

Enjoy free time to soak up your idyllic surrounds. If you're feeling active, your leader can recommend some thrilling water-based activities. Otherwise, enjoy the opportunity to chill out on the beach or perhaps get to know some local Malawians.<br/><br/>Optional Activities:<br/>-<description>Lake Malawi - Pedalos</description><br/>-<description>Lake Malawi - Snorkelling</description><br/>-<description>Lake Malawi - Guided village walks</description><br/>-<description>Lake Malawi - Bike Hire</description><br/>-<description>Lake Malawi - Canoe Hire</description>

Accommodation: ,Camp,

Meals: ,Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner,

Location: Chitimba

Drive to your camp in Chitimba (approximately 8 hours). Chitimba lies along the coast of Lake Malawi and has lovely beaches, friendly locals and a laidback atmosphere. When you arrive, perhaps take a stroll and acquaint yourself with this different part of the lake. Enjoy the scenery of banana palms, papaya trees and the Livingstonia and Nyika mountains looming nearby.

Accommodation: ,Camp,

Meals: ,Breakfast,Dinner,

Location: Iringa

Today is a long travel day into Tanzania and its southern highlands (approximately 11 hours). Sit back, relax and watch as the countryside passes by. On arrival you will set up camp on the grounds of a farmhouse situated on the outskirts of this pleasant settlement.

Accommodation: ,Camp,

Meals: ,Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner,

Location: Mikumi National Park

Set out on a short drive to the edge of Mikumi National Park. Situated at the foot of the thickly wooded Uluguru Mountains, Mikumi is Tanzania's fourth-largest national park and an important educational and research centre. It’s grassy plains host elephants, zebras, wildebeests, impalas, giraffes and lions among other wildlife. You’re almost guaranteed to see a number of these incredible creatures on an optional afternoon 4WD game drive. Also notice the baobabs, unusual trees with exceptionally thick trunks commonly referred to as the 'Tree of Life' for its many useful properties.<br/><br/>Optional Activities:<br/>-<description>Mikumi National Park - Afternoon 4x4 Game Drive - From USD80</description>

Accommodation: ,Camp,

Meals: ,Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner,

Location: Dar es Salaam

Settle in for a 7-hour drive to Kipepeo Beach, just south of Dar es Salaam. Be sure to make the most of it – perhaps take a stroll along the shore after you arrive and settle in. Your camp today is on the grounds of a hotel situated next to the beach.

Accommodation: ,Camp,

Meals: ,Breakfast,Dinner,

Location: Stone Town

Catch a ferry to Zanzibar and check into tonight’s accommodation in Zanzibar City’s Old Quarter – Stone Town. There will be an important meeting tonight where you can introduce yourself to any new folks joining your adventure and your new leader for the next part of your tour. Aside from that, your day is free! The best way to explore Stone Town is on foot. After settling in, maybe set out and have a wander through the narrow alleyways and past the market stalls, ornate doorways and stores overflowing with the city’s famous carved frames. Later, maybe head to a waterfront bar for a drink with an incredible view and a seafood curry – a must-try local specialty. <br/><br/>Optional Activities:<br/>-<description>Stone Town Tour - Dharajani Market, Joseph's Cathederal, Palace Museum, Forodhani Food Market</description><br/>-<description>Zanzibar - Prison Island Tour</description>

Accommodation: ,Hotel,

Meals: ,Breakfast,

Location: Zanzibar

Once checked out of your Stone Town accommodation, consider booking in to an optional guided tour of the island's spice plantations, learning all about the history of this town's spice trade. You will have the opportunity to smell and taste various spices, such as cinnamon, vanilla and ginger, plus sample some teas made with these spices too. After lunch, head to the Northern Beaches, where white sands and sparkling blue seas await. This is the Indian Ocean at its best.<br/><br/>Optional Activities:<br/>-<description>Zanzibar - Spice tour</description>

Accommodation: ,Bungalow

Meals: ,Breakfast,

Location: Zanzibar

Enjoy free time in this beautiful archipelago today. There are many ways you can spend your day – perhaps talk to your leader for any recommendations they might have. Snorkelling in search of exotic fish is an excellent option, or you could take a traditional dhow boat on the water. You might also like to feast on a sumptuous lunch of grilled local seafood, or just relax in a hammock underneath a coconut tree with a good book. It's totally up to you!<br/><br/>Optional Activities:<br/>-<description>Zanzibar - Dhow Trip</description><br/>-<description>Zanzibar - Snorkelling</description>

Accommodation: ,Bungalow

Meals: ,Breakfast,

Location: Bagamoyo

Catch the midday ferry to Dar es Salaam with your leader and group. Then you will join your overland crew and make the short drive to your beach camp in Bagamoyo.

Accommodation: ,Camp,

Meals: ,Breakfast,Dinner,

Location: Usambara Mountains

If you wake early, you can make an optional excursion to the historical slave trade markets that once operated in Bagamoyo. After that visiting that sombre but important site (if you choose) it’s time to travel into the remote Usambara Mountains (approximately 7 hours). This unspoilt area of Tanzania attracts very few tourists, making it the perfect place for a Lonely Planet Experience. The forests stretch across the mountains and are ideal for easy hikes and guided walks. You base is the old German colony of Lushoto, where you’ll stay on the grounds of one of the earliest hotels in Africa.

Accommodation: ,Camp,

Meals: ,Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner,

Location: Usambara Mountains

Today, explore the beautiful Usambara Mountains and experience this area’s gentle hospitality on a visit to some of its small communities. From your base, hike to the gorgeous Irente viewpoint. It's best to pack some water and snacks in a day pack for this trip. On your way back, visit a local cultural project based at Irente farm and enjoy a picnic lunch.<br/><br/>Included Activities:<br/>-<description>Irente - Lushoto hike</description><br/>-<description>Irente - Local lunch</description>

Accommodation: ,Camp,

Meals: ,Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner,

Location: Arusha

Get ready for is a full day of travel as you board your truck once again and venture towards Tanzania’s national parks. Your destination is the sprawling gateway town of Arusha, approximately 10 hours’ drive. Arrive at your campsite on the outskirts of the town and settle in for the evening.

Accommodation: ,Camp,

Meals: ,Breakfast,Dinner,

Location: Karatu

Take a short drive to the small town of Kisongo, where you will learn how to prepare a Swahili dish and enjoy a crafting session with local women. Enjoy your food creations for lunch. After this illuminating day, drive to the small town of Karatu, the gateway to the Ngorongoro Crater.<br/><br/>Included Activities:<br/>-<description>Kisongo - Cooking class, crafts &amp; village walk</description>

Accommodation: ,Camp,

Meals: ,Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner,

Location: Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti National Park

Get up early, put your camping and personal gear into a six-person jeep and head out for an excursion into the Serengeti via the Ngorongoro Crater. Enjoy a safari in the crater, spending between 3–4 hours exploring this perfectly intact volcanic crater. Watch for black rhinos, lions, leopards, elephants, impalas, zebras and hippos. Next, move on to the open plains of the Serengeti. Green after the rains, brown and burnt in the dry season, this is perhaps the quintessential image of Africa – the home of thousands of hoofed animals and fierce predators. Your campsite is within the Serengeti itself, so listen out for the sounds of nocturnal animals as you drift off to sleep. <br/><br/>Included Activities:<br/>-<description>Ngorongoro Crater - 4x4 Game Drive</description><br/>-<description>Serengeti National Park - 4x4 Game Drive</description>

Accommodation: ,Camp,

Meals: ,Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner,

Location: Serengeti National Park

Wake at dawn and embark on a game drive. You will head out while the animals are at their most active, then go back to camp for brunch at around 11 am. After spending the middle of the day relaxing, just like the animals do, head out again as the day begins to cool. You'll return from this second game drive in time for dinner. There's also the option today of a balloon ride over the park (in place of a portion of the morning game drive). If you have pre-booked this activity you will be picked up before dawn and driven to the launch site. After a safety briefing, you will glide through the dawn, sometimes at tree height, which provides amazing photo opportunities. After landing, you'll be treated to a five-star bush breakfast, then be returned to your camp.<br/><br/>Included Activities:<br/>-<description>Serengeti National Park - 4x4 Game Drive</description><br/><br/>Optional Activities:<br/>-<description>Serengeti National Park - Balloon Ride (from price)</description>

Accommodation: ,Camp,

Meals: ,Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner,

Location: Mto Wa Mbu

Rise with the sun and enjoy another game drive as you exit the Serengeti and head for Mto wa Mbu. On arrival, take a stroll and acquaint yourself with this small village situated well off the tourist trail. Learn about the farmer and artisan co-op that operates at the local market. <br/><br/>Included Activities:<br/>-<description>Serengeti National Park - 4x4 Game Drive</description>

Accommodation: ,Camp,

Meals: ,Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner,

Location: Nairobi

Set off early and cross the Kenyan border then continue to Nairobi (approximately 9–10 hours). You'll be dropped at the finishing point hotel in Nairobi where your trip ends on arrival. No accommodation is provided for tonight, but this can be arranged when you book this trip (subject to availability). You can also choose to finish your trip in Arusha this morning if you wish.<br/><br/>Optional Activities:<br/>-<description>Nairobi - Nairobi by Night Urban Adventure</description>

Accommodation: ,

Meals: ,Breakfast,Lunch,

Included
  • Okavango Delta - Mokoro safari
  • Meals
    -36 breakfasts, 23 lunches, 29 dinners
  • Nata - Makgadikgadi Salt Pans
  • Ngorongoro Crater - 4x4 Game Drive
  • Masvingo - Great Zimbabwe Ruins guided visit
  • South Luangwa National Park - 4x4 Dawn Game Drive
  • Irente - Lushoto hike
  • Irente - Local lunch
  • Kisongo - Cooking class, crafts & village walk
  • Khama Rhino Sanctuary - Open Safari Vehicle Game Drive
  • Okavango Delta - Sunrise Walk
  • Victoria Falls - Victoria Falls Wildlife Trust Visit
  • Petauke - Jewellery workshop project
  • Serengeti National Park - 4x4 Game Drive
  • Transport
    -Overland vehicle, 4x4 Safari Vehicle, Ferry, Mokoro
  • Chobe National Park - River Cruise
  • Accommodation
    -Camping (with facilities) (28 nights), Bungalow (2 nights), Hotel (2 nights), Bush camp (no facilities) (2 nights), Camping (with basic facilities) (2 nights)

Not Included
  • Tipping and Gratuities
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  • International Travel
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Touring with Intrepid Travel

Intrepid was started by two friends from Melbourne, Australia, in 1988 after embarking on a trip through the wilds of Africa in a modified ex-council truck, crammed with friends, supplies, a handful of aviator sunglasses and a case or two of beer. Could this type of travel be something others would be interested in? The answer was a resounding yes and today Intrepid send 100,000 travellers across the globe each year with the help of a staff of 1,000.

After three decades, founders Darrell and Manch, feel they know what travellers want. They get that it’s a big decision to fly across the world to wander the souks of Marrakech or enjoy a dreamy Angkor sunrise. They understand that you’re looking for a balance of inclusions and free time, a mix of classic highlights and local secrets you won’t find on Google. And of course, an authentic real life experience. Their leaders are born and raised in-country and they know their destination better than anyone. So you’ll do more than just see a place, you’ll live it. Small groups, big adventures and responsible travel – that’s Intrepid’s thing. With 1,000 trips in a variety of styles across 100 countries, you’re sure to find something you like.

Intrepid believe the real magic happens well away from the beaten path. It’s the little noodle bars, hidden galleries and backstreet bodegas and real life experiences you won’t find in a search engine. Real life experiences are those moments you know you’re really alive and experiencing something special. While it could be the instant you see one of the world’s great icons for the first time, it is more likely to be the moment you find yourself in the middle of a village square soccer game, being treated to a home-cooked meal by your new local friends or sharing a laugh with your fellow travellers as you try a new mode of transport … camel anyone? These unexpected moments are what travelling with Intrepid is all about, giving you a trip like no other.

Intrepid realises the world is a really big place. And there’s a plethora of different languages to learn, borders to cross and cultures to negotiate. Small group adventure travel makes these things easy and allows you to maximise your precious time off. Instead of worrying about logistics, you can focus all your energy on having the experience of a lifetime. Their tour groups are small enough to feel like you’re exploring a destination independently, but big enough to create a good social vibe. Group size will vary depending on where and how you’re travelling, but the average group size is about 10.

Intrepid’s themed trips encompass all hobbies and interests or could pique an interest in a new hobby you never knew you needed. From foodie explorations across Asia or India, sailing the seas in Thailand or the Caribbean, wildlife encounters in the Serengeti or Antarctica, scenic cycling or walking to Base Camp or through Tibet, and epic expeditions in Burma or Russia, you’ll be spoilt for choice.

Intrepid is committed to operating in a responsible manner, incorporating the principles of sustainable development in the way they provide travellers with real life experiences. These values are ingrained in the culture and daily operations of every Intrepid office and tour. In addition, they hope their travellers also demonstrate the principles of responsible travel - respecting people, cultures and local environments; in the distribution of wealth; in good will and cross-cultural sharing; and in contributing to sustainable development.

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This tour is operated by Intrepid Travel

36 nights from pp exc.flights; per Night
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Start:Johannesburg
Finish:Nairobi
Group size:1 - 22
Suitable for: 15-99 years
Accommodation:Camping (with facilities) (28 nights), Bungalow (2 nights), Hotel (2 nights), Bush camp (no facilities) (2 nights), Camping (with basic facilities) (2 nights)
Physical rating:Low
Meals:36 breakfasts, 23 lunches, 29 dinners
Diets:Vegetarians
Tour operated in: English
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