Trip Type : Small Group Tour
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Beach & Bush Ramble

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Travel Style: For those looking to maximize their sight seeing time. You thrive on a packed day’s schedule from 8 am to 6pm, with some (but limited) free time. Most activities and meals included. Full on
Physical Level: Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
Lodging Level: You'll stay in no-frills, but clean and comfortable, hotels or guesthouses. A 'Basic' trip might also involve a few nights of camping. Basic - 2 star
36 days
From: $ 4,340 $ 121 / day
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Overview

Highlights

  • Explore Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
  • Visit to Great Rift Valley
  • Discover Great Zimbabwe National Monument, Zimbabwe
  • Visit Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe
  • Explore Matobo or Matopos National Park, Zimbabwe
  • Kruger National Park, South Africa
  • Lake Malawi, Malawi
  • Matobo or Matopos National Park, Zimbabwe
  • Explore Serengeti National Park, Tanzania (optional excursion)
  • Discover South Luangwa National Park
  • Tofo, Inhambane, Mozambique
  • Victoria Falls National Park
  • Vilankulo, Mozambique
  • Visit to Zanzibar, Tanzania

Short Description

This overland adventure and beach safari tour offers the renowned Big 5 game parks, the friendly laid back beaches of Mozambique and Lake Malawi, the tropical paradise of Zanzibar, and the Victoria Falls. It’s ideal for those wanting to see the best of Africa.

Small groups are usually defined as between 10 and 24 travelers, often less. If you're the kind of person who enjoys more intimate experiences and personal service this is a good choice. All else being equal you will pay a premium for this style vs a larger group tour.
Trip Type Small Group Tour
Spend most of the time outdoors. Common trip themes and activities include cycling, hiking, kayaking, whitewater rafting.
Itinerary Focus Active
You'll stay in no-frills, but clean and comfortable, hotels or guesthouses. A 'Basic' trip might also involve a few nights of camping.
Lodging Level Basic - 2 star
Flights & Transport Only ground transport
Start City Johannesburg
End City Nairobi, Kenya

Trip Includes

  • Fully equipped safari vehicle
  • Camping and cooking equipment
  • All road tolls and vehicle taxes
  • All ground transportation
  • Services of driver/ tour leader
  • Sleeping mattress
  • Meals as indicated
  • Kruger National Park
  • Magaruque Snorkelling
  • Great Zimbabwe Ruins
  • Matobo National Park
  • Hwange National Park
  • Victoria Falls Visit
  • South Luangwa National Park
  • Zanzibar Ferry and Accommodation
  • Maasai Village Walk
  • 35 Breakfasts, 29 Lunches, 27 Dinners
  • Camping in 2-person dome tents

 

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Itinerary

Day 1-7: Johannesburg - Kruger National Park, South Africa - Xai-Xai - Tofo, Inhambabe - Vilanculos, Mozambique

From cosmopolitan Johannesburg we head east to South Africa’s premier wildlife region; the Kruger National Park where we hope to spot the ‘Big 5’ – lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo – on the acacia-studded savannahs. From here we cross the border into tropical Mozambique and head north to enjoy a few days relaxing at the rustic resorts between Xai Xai and Vilanculos. These feature sandy beaches fringed with palm trees, a balmy climate and the azure and warm Indian Ocean alive with marine-life. Optional snorkelling trips are on offer, or simply relax in a hammock, take a long walk on the near-deserted bleached-white sand or feast on a seafood lunch.

Day 8-12: Great Zimbabwe Monument - Motobo National Park - Bulawayo - Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe

We cross into Zimbabwe and head to Masvingo where we visit the nearby ruins of the intriguing ancient city of Great Zimbabwe – after which the country is named. Then on to Zimbabwe’s second biggest city, Bulawayo, where the nearby Matobo National Park shelters ancient rock paintings and the last significant population of the endangered white rhino in Zimbabwe; both of which we can visit on an optional foot safari. Our next Big Game encounters are in Zimbabwe’s premier wildlife reserve, Hwange National Park, famous for its large concentration of elephant that congregate around the waterholes as well as rarer species like African wild dog.

Day 13-20: Victoria Falls - Livingstone - South Luangwa National Park

The next three days are spent in the Victoria Falls area, the town named after Africa’s most wondrous waterfall. There’s time to see the Falls themselves and to do some of the adventure activities that give the town the name of the ‘adrenalin capital’ of Africa. Choose from white water rafting or canoeing on the Zambezi, or gorge-swinging or bungy jumping over the gorge, and viewing the Falls from above from a helicopter. Alternatively enjoy a leisurely walk along the riverbank or shop in the curio market. From here we head north into Zambia and on to South Luangwa National Park before continuing onto the border with Malawi.

Day 21-28: Lake Malawi - Dar es Salaam - Zanzibar, Tanzania

We spend a couple of relaxing days on the beaches of Lake Malawi; ‘The Lake of Stars’, where we can enjoy the crystal clear fresh water and perhaps go snorkelling or sailing, and visit the lakeside villages on informative cultural walking tours to meet the friendly people. Then we head into Tanzania and drive northeast to the capital Dar es Salaam, from where we get the ferry to the exotic island of Zanzibar. Here we spend our days exploring the intriguing historic alleyways of Stone Town and head to one of the tropical palm-fringed beaches to enjoy the Indian Ocean at its best.

Day 29-36: Arusha - Serengeti National Park - Nairobi, Kenya

Back on the mainland, from Dar es Salaam we drive past the foothills of Kilimanjaro – Africa’s highest mountain and if lucky we will catch a glimpse of its snow-capped peak – to Arusha where we can shop for curios, visit a snake park, and meet the people of a Maasai village. From here we transfer to 4x4 vehicles for an optional excursion to the magnificent Ngorongoro Crater and Serengeti National Park; both World Heritage Sites with spectacular scenery and home to an impressive array of wildlife including the ‘Big 5’. After an exciting safari, we return to Arusha and then head north to Kenya where our tour ends in the country’s vibrant capital, Nairobi.

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Flights & Transport

Only ground transport

Group Size:

Small Group - 24 max

Maximum Number of People in Group: 24

Day 1-14 - Maximum 12, Day 15-39 - Maximum 24

Cancellation Policy:

Cancellation by You If You wish to cancel your booking You must inform the Company in writing (signed by the person who signed the original Booking Form) sending such written notification to Basement Unit, 23A Craven Terrace, London,W2 3QH. Cancellation will be effective on the day it is received by the Company.The following charges,in addition to your deposit and where applicable the gorilla and chimpanzee permit moneys, will be payable by You, depending upon the number of days prior to departure date when the Company receives notice of cancellation. Date when Written Advice Percentage of Holiday of Cancellation Received Fee Payable

If  56 days or more prior to departure, then Cancellation fee is Deposit

If 42 to 55 days prior to departure, then Cancellation fee is 35% Tour Price forfeit

If 28 to 41 days prior to departure, then Cancellation fee is 50% Tour Price forfeit

If 14 to 27 days prior to departure, then Cancellation fee is 75% Tour Price forfeit

If Less than 14 days prior to departure, then Cancellation fee is 100% Tour Price forfeit

Age Notes

Min. Age: 18

Max Age: 39

Trip ID#:

BeaBusAca

Trip Excludes

  • Local Payment excursions
  • Visas
  • Travel insurance
  • Flights
  • Departure taxes
  • Airport transfers
  • Sleeping bag
  • Optional activities
  • Drinks, items of a personal nature
  • Meals - Zanzibar (4 Lunches, 4 Dinners)

Meals Included:

35 Breakfasts, 27 Lunches and 27 Dinners

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