Trip Type : Small Group Tour
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Cape Town to Kenya

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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: Full day hiking or trekking over medium to long distances. Moderate expectation of physical fitness. Strenuous
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
41 days
From: $ 4,110 $ 100 / day
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  • Chobe National Park, Botswana: The third largest national park of Botswana by area, Chobe National Park is by no means one to overlook. Having one of the largest concentrations of game in Africa, there is bound to be something to look at around every corner, and is best known for its large population of elephants.
  • Dar es Salaam, Tanzania: Located in southern Tanzania on the coast of the Indian Ocean, Dar es Salaam is a bustling, chaotic place, filled with life and color. It is the largest city of Tanzania, and is the countries richest city and an important economic centre.
  • Elephant Sands, Nata, Botswana: Elephant Sands is a unique campsite situated on an unfenced 16000 ha private conservancy bordering Botswana's reserves and game parks. Enjoy viewing the elephants at their natural waterhole right in front of the lodge.
  • Etosha National Park, Namibia: Etosha National Park is dominated by the Etosha Pan roughly 130km Long and 50km wide. Declared a national park in 1907 and covering an aera of 22,270 square kilometres and is home to 114 mammal species, 340 bird species, 110 reptile species and 16 amphibian species.
  • Fish River Canyon, Namibia:The Fish River Canyon is located in southern Namibia, and is the second largest canyon in the world (and the deepest in Africa). It is the second busiest tourist attraction in Namibia. The canyon is approximately 160 km long, up to 27 km wide, and 550m deep.
  • Great Rift Valley: The Great Rift Valley is the name given to the geographic trench, approximately 6000 kilometers in length, which runs from Syria to Mozambique. The Rift Valley has been a rich source of fossils.
  • Lake Malawi, Malawi: Lake Malawi is one of the great African lakes, and is the south-most lake in the Great Rift Valley. The third largest lake in Africa, Lake Malawi is positioned between Malawi, Tanzania and Mozambique. It is the second deepest lake in Africa, and has reportedly the most species of fish on Earth.
  • Namib Naukluft Park, Namibia: The world’s oldest desert, the 50,000 square-kilometre Namib Naukluft Park, is one of the largest protected areas in Africa. It’s famous for its vast field of dramatic red-rust dunes. Blown by the wind into razor-sharp ridges, and at over 300 metres tall, they are the highest sand dunes on earth. The best time to scramble up is at sunrise, when the play of light and shadows create an amazing landscape of textures and colours.
  • Okavango Delta, Botswana: The Okavango Delta is a 15,000 sqkm maze of lagoons, channels and islands and is often described as a river that never reaches the sea. There is approximately 11 cubic kilometres of water flowing into the delta each year and only approximately 2% of this flows on into Lake Ngami. We exoplore the delta's network of channels and islands both on food and in local dugout canoes or makoros with our local poler guides .
  • Otjitotongwe Cheetah Park:The farm is a realibitation centre for cheetahs. It provides a great opportunity to view the cheetahs in their natural habitat, ensuring superb photographic opportunities.
  • South Luangwa National Park: The South Luangwa National Park is the Luangwa Valley's most accessible and popular park. It is 9050km² and the concentration of game around the river is of the highest in Africa.
  • Spitzkoppe, Namibia: The Spitzkoppe between Usakos and Swakopmund is also described as the "Matterhorn of Namibia". Rising to a altitude of about 1800 metres. The granite massif, which is part of the Erongo Mountains, was created by the collapse of a gigantic volcano more than 100 million years ago and the subsequent erosion, which exposed the volcanic rock, granite and is a photographic experience!
  • Swakopmund, Namibia: Swakopmund is a coastal city of Namibia, west of the capital, Windhoek. It was founded in 1892 as the main harbour for German South-West Africa, and as such, has many examples of German colonial architecture.
  • Township Tour Cape Town, South Africa:The Mother City hosts the majority of it's population in townships on the Cape Flats. Many of these vibrant and welcoming people originally hail from Madiba's (Nelson Mandela - former President) birthplace. It's a must for every visitor to Cape Town to experience a day in the life of the locals. Interact with the township dwellers as they go about their daily routine and find out more about their past, their future and what currently drives them.
  • Victoria Falls National Park: Victoria Falls or Mosi Oa Tunya, the smoke that thunders sits on the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe where the Zambezi river drops 108 metres into the gorge.
  • Windhoek, Namibia: Windhoek is the capital and largest city of Namibia. Windhoek is located in central Namibia, and due to its relative size, is also the social, economic, and cultural centre of the country.
  • Zanzibar, Tanzania: The Island of Zanzibar is a semi-autonomus part of the United Republic of Tanzania and lies 25 - 30 Kilometres off the coast and consits of numerous small islands including the two main islands Ugnja (informally referred to as Zanzibar) and Pemba.

Short Description

From Cape Town to Nairobi, the journey begins and ends at a mountain, Table Mountain and Mt Kilimanjaro. Along the way, traverse the giant sand dunes of Namibia, laze on the beaches of Zanzibar, and gaze upon the thundering Victoria Falls. This comprehensive tour will leave you with unforgettable memories.

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 Cape Town, South Africa
End City Nairobi, Kenya

Trip Includes

  • Fully equipped safari vehicle
  • Camping and cooking equipment
  • All road tolls and vehicle taxes
  • All ground transportation
  • Sleeping mattress
  • Meals as indicated
  • Services of two crew
  • Sossusvlei, Dune 45
  • Spitzkoppe Bushman Paintings
  • Cheetah Park Entry
  • Etosha National Park
  • Kalahari Bushman Walk
  • Okavango Delta
  • Chobe Fish Eagle Cruise
  • Victoria Falls Visit
  • South Luangwa National Park
  • Zanzibar Ferry and Accommodation
  • Masai Village Walk
  • 40 Breakfasts, 31 Lunches, 30 Dinners
  • Camping in 2-person dome tents

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Day 1-6: Cape Town, Orange River, Fish River Canyon, Swakopmund

We begin our safari with a township tour in cosmopolitan Cape Town. We then travel north to camp beside the beautiful Orange (Gariep) River. In Namibia we enjoy awesome views over the dramatic Fish River Canyon and climb the world’s highest dunes in the Namib Naukluft Park. We relax for a few days and enjoy adventure activities on offer in the coastal town of Swakopmund – try skydiving, quad biking or just soak up the atmosphere in one of Swakopmund’s many fine cafes.

Day 7-12: Spitzkoppe, Cheetah Park, Etosha National Park, Kalahari Bushman

We continue through Damaraland and camp amongst the eerie rock formations at Spitzkoppe before arriving at the Cheetah Park and Etosha National Park to glimpse Namibia’s wildlife drinking at its year-round waterholes. Heading into Botswana we then take a cultural Bushman walk to learn about life in the Kalahari.

Day 13-15: Okavango Delta, Maun

We embark on an exciting wilderness experience amongst the tranquil islands and watery channels of the Okavango Delta. We travel on foot and by mokoro (dugout canoe) and stay at our tented camp for a night on one of the river islands. The Okavango is a very unspoilt area and spending time out amidst the wilderness and the rivers listening to sounds of the African night is an unforgettable experience!

Day 16-21: Gweta, Chobe National Park, Livingstone

We drive to Gweta en-route to the Chobe National Park and relax on a sunset Fish Eagle Cruise. We hope to see the African fish eagle and perhaps also elephant, hippo and buffalo coming to the river to drink. From Chobe we cross into Zambia and arrive at our camp on the banks of the Zambezi, near Livingstone. We visit Victoria Falls and take time out to enjoy Africa’s ‘Adventure Capital’. Optional activities here include white water rafting, bungy jumping, scenic flights and elephant back safaris

Day 22-34: South Luangwa, Lake Malawi, Dar es Salaam, Zanzibar

From Livingstone we drive north, via Lusaka to South Luangwa National Park and onto Lilongwe we reach Lake Malawi for a day or two on the beach. There’s also the opportunity to meet the Malawi people, some of the friendliest in Africa, on a village walk. Crossing the border into Tanzania we hit the coast, passing by the Mikumi National Park to the bustling capital Dar es Salaam. We cross by ferry to exotic Zanzibar, explore the intriguing alleyways of old Stone Town and relax on the northern beaches, enjoying the Indian Ocean at its best.

Day 35-41: Mt Kilimanjaro, Arusha, Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Crater, Nairobi

Returning to ‘Dar’ we travel north to Tanzania’s safari capital, Arusha. On the way, weather permitting glimpse the snowy peak of magnificent Mt. Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest peak. In Arusha, shop for curios, visit a snake park, and meet the people of a Maasai village. We switch to 4x4s for an optional excursion in the Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Crater. The Serengeti and Ngorongoro are two of the best game reserves in Africa and promise spectacular scenery, remote camping and plenty of exciting wildlife encounters. We return to Arusha before crossing into Kenya and finishing our journey in Nairobi, where our tour ends.


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Group Size:

Small Group - 24 max

Maximum Number of People in Group: 24

Average 16 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

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Trip Excludes

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

Meals Included:

40 Breakfasts, 30 Lunches and 30 Dinners

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