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Highlights
  • 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.
  • 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 explore the delta's network of channels and islands both on food and in local dugout canoes or makoros with our local polar guides.
  • 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. Great to get involved with the local activities are Walking Safari's and Game drives
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Victoria Falls, named after Queen Victoria are also known by their local name Mosi Oa Tunya, which literally translated means 'The Smoke that Thunders' referring to the coloumn of spray from the waterfall that can be seen from miles around. Victoria Falls is undoubtedly Southern Africa's adventure playground and some of the activities on offer are: Bungy Jumping; White Water Rafting; Canoeing; Microlight Flights; Helicopter Flights; Walk with Lions; Walk with Elephants and Gorge Swing.  Your tour leader will be able to assist in booking on these activities and others too!
  • 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-autonomous part of the United Republic of Tanzania and lies 25 - 30 Kilometres off the coast and consist of numerous small islands including the two main islands Ugnja (informally referred to as Zanzibar) and Pemba. Zanzibar's main industry is spice exports, hence the name 'The Spice Island' that, along with tourism are the islands main income source. Zanzibar is home to fantastic coral reefs making for excellent diving and snorkelling, not forgetting beautiful white sandy beaches. Also not to be missed is the excellent and informative 'spice tour' where you will learn more about the island's interesting past.

This extensive African overland tour will take you from Table Mountain in Cape Town to giant sand dunes in ancient deserts and sun-drenched beaches of tropical Zanzibar. It includes experiences of the Victoria Falls, Chobe River, Malawis beaches and the Indian Ocean, to name a few. This tour offers adventure travel in Africa at its best.

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Just come back from my amazing 34 day Zanzibar to Cape Town trip. It flew past - I had such a good time. Sam and Julius, my trip leader and driver, were awesome, really helpful and funny and had lots of interesting stories to tell. Had a great group too and have so many fantastic memories. From the white sands of Zanzibar, the smiling, waving children of Malawi, walking with lions and swimming at the top of Victoria Falls, gliding through the reeds of the Okovango Delta in a mokoro, elephants wandering through the campsite, seeing all the wildlife drinking from the watering hole at Etosha, skydiving over the Namibia dunes in Swakopmund, climbing up Dune 45 through the mist only for it to clear with the sunrise to going up to the top of Table Mountain and feeling on top of the world in Cape Town. Really want to go back and I've only been home a day. If you are hesitating about booking - just go for it! I loved every second, well maybe not taking down tents at 5am but practically every second! Acacia are a really good company, our truck seemed so much nicer than some others who didn't even have lockers inside the truck. I will be back to do the Kenya to Zanzibar leg of the trip at some point in the future and know I won't even bother looking at another company to do the trip!
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Itinerary

Day 1– 6: Cape Town, Fish River Canyon, Sossusvlei

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.

Days 7 – 13: Swakopmund, Spritzkoppe, Etosha National Park, Windhoek

We continue through Damaraland and camp amongst the eerie rock formations at Spitzkoppe then on to 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.

Days 14 – 15: Maun, Okavango Delta

The Okavango is a natural wetland spreading over some 1,600,000ha of northern Botswana. We travel by mokoro (dugout canoe) amongst the giant lily pads, tall grasses and labyrinthine channels in search of hippo, crocodile and a variety of bird to our island tented camp and explore the area on a walking safari. 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!

Days 16 – 21: Elephant Sands, Nata, Chobe National Park, Victoria Falls

Continuing to Chobe National Park via Elephant Sands, Nata, we enjoy a sunset River 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 this, Africa’s ‘Adventure Capital’. Optional activities here include white water rafting, bungy jumping, scenic flights and walking safaris!

Days 22 – 34: South Luangwa National Park, Lake Malawi, Dar Es Salaam, Zanzibar

From Livingstone we drive north via Lusaka to South Luangwa National Park and on to 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. Dar es Salaam we catch a ferry to Zanzibar - the ‘Spice Island’. This was once one of the most important centres on the East African coast – a centre of slaving and spices, and the base for many of the great 19th century explorers – David Livingstone, John Hanning Speke, Richard Burton and others. Time here is yours to enjoy at leisure. ‘Stone Town’ is the capital and entry point into the island and most people choose to spend at least one night here to explore the alleys, markets and architecture of the town – but then to venture a little farther afield to the north (or the east) coast to palm-fringed beaches and the warm blue ocean for some ‘serious’ relaxation.

NB Basic shared accommodation is included on Zanzibar however meals will be for your own account allowing you to experience some of the many different options available on Zanzibar. Please refer to the tour dossier (available below) for more information.

Day 35: Dar es Salaam

Finally we return to ‘Dar’ and our beachside campsite, where our tour ends. (You may prefer to finish your tour on Zanzibar and remain there a few days. There are regular flights to Nairobi and from there you can connect beyond).

Dates & Pricing

Price From

$ 3,470

Price Per Day:

$ 99 per person
 
  • Other Mandatory Fees: $ 465
Prices may vary due to local taxes and trip seasonality. Click "Request Info" to inquire directly with the tour operator for the final trip price.
Details
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
  • Cape Town Township Tour
  • 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       
  • 34 Breakfasts, 25 Lunches, 24 Dinners
  • Camping in 2-person dome tents
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:

34 Breakfasts, 24 Lunches and 24 Dinners

Flights & Transport
Only ground transport
Group Size:
Small Group - 24 max
Maximum Number of People in Group: 24
Average 16 and Maximum 24
Start City
Cape Town, South Africa
End City
Zanzibar, Tanzania
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

56 days or more prior to departure Deposit

42 to 55 days prior to departure 35% Tour Price forfeit

28 to 41 days prior to departure 50% Tour Price forfeit

14 to 27 days prior to departure 75% Tour Price forfeit

Less than 14 days prior to departure 100% Tour Price forfeit

Age Notes

Min. Age: 18

Max Age: 39

Additional Information:

Your Responsibilities:

a) All passports, visas, health certificates or other travel documents required for the holiday must be obtained by you. It is your responsibility to ensure that that these remain in order, and to meet any additional costs incurred (whether by you or by the Company on your behalf) as a result of failure to comply with such requirements. Any information or advice given by the Company on passports, visas, vaccinations, etc. is given in good faith but without responsibility on the part of the Company.

b) No credit or refund is possible for any unused services included in the holiday price or Local payment. This includes where the reason for not using the services is due to illness or to disinclination, or to lost, mislaid, or destroyed travel documents, or for departing the tour early or before it reaches its final destination.

c) You must obtain confirmed onward or return flight tickets prior to departure for Africa. The Company cannot be held responsible if you are refused entry to any country through failure to supply proof of onward travel. You must accept responsibility for reconfirming all onward travel arrangements.

d) You are responsible for checking-in at the correct time. The Company cannot accept responsibility if you miss flights or tours as a result of late a check-in.

e) You acknowledge that the nature of the holiday is expeditionary and adventurous, and that you will be visiting places where the political, cultural and geographical conditions present certain dangers, risks and physical challenges greater than those present in our everyday lives.

f) It is compulsory that you have personal travel insurance. This policy must include a minimum cover of $3,62,892 for medical and repatriation expenses.

g) You agree that during the holiday images, photos, or videos may be taken by other clients or Company staff that may contain you in part or in whole. You agree that these images may be reproduced by The Company and You grant perpetual, royalty free, worldwide, irrevocable license to reproduce such images, photos, or videos in any medium for promotion and publicity purposes.

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