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Trip Type : Small Group Tour
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Zanzibar to Cape Town

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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
34 days
From: $ 3,440 $ 101 / 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.
  • 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 poler guides.
  • 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!  Activities include: Guided bushman painting tours and local walks and treks
  • 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-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.
  • 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.

Short Description

An African adventure that takes you from the beaches of Zanzibar to game viewing in Chobe and Etosha National Parks. Discover the fascinating people and places of Africa, the beauty of Lake Malawi, the wildness of Botswana and the rush of adrenaline at the Victoria Falls/Livingstone.

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 Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
End City Cape Town, South Africa

Trip Includes

  • Fully equipped safari vehicle
  • Camping and cooking equipment
  • All road tolls and vehicle taxes
  • All ground transportation
  • Services of two crew
  • Sleeping mattress
  • Meals as indicated
  • Zanzibar Ferry and Accommodation
  • Victoria Falls Visit
  • Chobe Fish Eagle Cruise
  • Okavango Delta
  • Kalahari Bushman Walk
  • Etosha National Park
  • Cheetah Park Entry
  • Spitzkoppe Bushman Paintings
  • Sossusvlei, Dune 45
  • 34 Breakfasts, 23 Lunches, 24 Dinners
  • Camping in 2-person dome tents


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Day 1-6: Zanzibar, Mikumi National Park

From Tanzania’s main port city, Dar-es-Salaam, we take the passenger ferry to Zanzibar the ‘Spice Island’ to experience three days of leisure and tropical delight and rich history. Zanzibar offers a blissful mix of exotic spice markets, winding alley ways and old Sultan palaces as well as turquoise warm ocean waters and palm fringed white sandy beaches. Returning back to the mainland, we drive southwards through Mukumi National park to the order of Malawi.

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 7-12: Lake Malawi, Lusaka

Malawi’s main attraction is the enormous Lake Malawi with over 600 species of fish (most of them endemic) the lake provides living to the many of the Malawi people. We travel along the shores of Lake Malawi stopping and camping on one of the sandy beaches. We have the opportunity to try scuba diving, snorkeling, horse riding or visiting a local Malawian village. From here we cross the border to Zambia and make our way to the outskirts of the capital Lusaka.

Day 13-17: Livingstone, Victoria Falls

From Lusaka we drive south to Livingstone and Victoria Falls where we will be based for next four days on the Zambezi River. Not only famous for being Africa’s greatest spectacle, this is also Africa’s adrenaline capital. Try white water rafter, gorge swinging, bungee jumping. Alternatively, enjoy elephant back safaris, or, just relax and unwind at our riverside campsite

Day 18-25: Chobe National Park, Okavango Delta, Windhoek, Etosha National Park

Leaving Livingstone we cross into Botswana to Chobe National Park. We enjoy a game cruise before continuing to the Okavango Delta. Explore the channels and floodplains on foot and by (dugout canoe) mokoro. Further south, we spend time with traditional Bushmen in the Kalahari Desert learning how they live. Across the border in Namibia, we enjoy two days in Etosha National Park on game drives in magnificent desert terrain.

Day 26-34: Cheetah Park, Spitzkoppe, Swakopmund, Namib Naukluft National Park, Fish River Canyon, Gariep (Orange River) Cape Town

After Etosha, we spend a night at the Otjitotongwe Cheetah park before we drive south through Damaraland, making camp amongst the eerie rock formations at Spitzkoppe before visiting Swakopmund. This fun-loving coastal town offers a range of optional desert based adventure activities such as skydiving and sand boarding. We then continue south, in to the desert and enjoy the dramatic terrain of sand dunes and vleis (dried lake beds) of the Namib Naukluft Park. Finally we visit the Fish River Canyon, the world’s second-largest canyon. We cross into South Africa and camp beside the Orange (Gariep) River before continuing south to Cape Town to end our journey.


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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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Flights & Transport

Only ground transport

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

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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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 3, Dinners x 3)

Meals Included:

34 Breakfasts, 23 Lunches and 24 Dinners

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