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Safari

East African Odyssey

Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, and Zambia

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This amazing 3-week wildlife odyssey tour takes you through the heart of East Africa, from Vic Falls all the way to Nairobi. It takes in all the major sites en route, including South Luangwa National Park, Lake Malawi, Zanzibar and the Serengeti.

Starting in Victoria Falls you’ll head east to Zambia’s finest game reserve, the South Luangwa National Park, which is notable for its large population of Leopards. Heading east we cross into Malawi to visit the vast Lake Malawi, third largest in Africa and eighth largest in the world. Heading north we travel up through Tanzania stopping off for a visit to the beautiful spice island of Zanzibar, most well known for its amazing beaches and of course spice tours. Continuing north our next stop isArusha where there is an optional safari to the world famous Serengeti National Park, scene of one of the greatest animal migrations in the world when thousands upon thousands of wildebeest make their annual crossing of the enormous grassy plains. The optional safari will also pay a visit to the Ngorongoro crater, a true wildlife phenomenon, before continuing north into Kenya and our tour end in the capital Nairobi.

Arrival location:

KE,MW,TZ,ZM,ZW Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, and Zambia

Departure Location:

KE,MW,TZ,ZM,ZW Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, and Zambia

Included in your experience:

  • 22 night's accommodation
  • All transport and transfers
  • 24-hour airport arrival & departure transfer service
  • Services of a local tour leader throughout
  • Meals: 22 breakfasts, 16 lunches and 16 dinners

Not included in your experience:

  • International Flights
  • Visas
  • Travel Insurance (compulsory)
  • Meals not indicated in the itinerary
  • Drinks, snacks, tips and other personal expenses (e.g. laundry)
  • Tips for tour leader
  • Any other items not mentioned above

    None Available for this package
DAY 1 Arrive Victoria Falls
We meet and greet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to relax or take a look around the local area.
OVERNIGHT
Victoria Falls hotel
EXTRAS
Single Room Supplement, Extra night - pre-tour

DAY 2 Lusaka
Leaving behind the natural wonder of Victoria Falls we begin our expedition. After Livingstone we journey towards the bustling Zambian capital of Lusaka. You will notice the vegetation becoming sub-tropical and the roads a little rougher.
OVERNIGHT
Pioneers Camp
MEALS
Lunch, Dinner

DAY 3 Chipata
Today is a long drive through lush country, crossing rivers en-route to Chipata, the gateway to the South Luangwa NP. Zambia is truly African and an adjustment from the more Western ways of Southern Africa.
OVERNIGHT
Mama Rulas
MEALS
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 4 South Luangwa National Park
Early in the morning we drive from Chipata to the border of the South Luangwa National Park where we spend the next two nights right on the banks of the Luangwa River. You can often see hippos and other animals from the camp bar. This afternoon we enjoy a sunset game drive in the South Luangwa NP.
OVERNIGHT
Wildlife Camp
MEALS
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 5 South Luangwa National Park

In the morning you have the opportunity to take another game drive. The park is known for its high concentration of leopards and hippos. After lunch we visit the community run tribal textile project and a local village. Optional Activities: Morning Game Drive, Game Walk inside park.
OVERNIGHT
Wildlife Camp
MEALS
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 6 Lilongwe
Today we visit the Lilongwe Wildlife Centre, Malawi’s only sanctuary for rescued, orphaned and injured wild animals. The Centre is set in 180 hectares of beautiful woodland, Lilongwe’s only protected wilderness.
OVERNIGHT
Barefoot Lodge
MEALS
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAYS 7-8 Kande Beach
This morning we have the opportunity to participate in a 2 hour city tour, before we take a scenic drive to Kande beach. We will spend the next 2 days enjoying the many optional activities available, such as horse riding and different water sports. We will go on a guided village walk in order to meet the local people and learn more about Malawian life. Optional Activities: Scuba diving, snorkeling etc.
OVERNIGHT
Kande Beach
MEALS
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 9 Lake Malawi / Chitimba
We travel further north and spend our last day in Malawi at Chitimba beach.
OVERNIGHT
Chitimba
MEALS
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 10 Tanzania / Iringa
Today we leave Malawi and enter Tanzania. We ascend out of the Great Rift Valley through some spectacular mountain passes, passing vast tea plantations in the highlands before arriving at our camp outside Iringa. This evening our dinner is in a local Masai Hut where we enjoy a traditional Tanzanian evening.
OVERNIGHT
Kisolanza Farm
MEALS
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 11 Mikumi
We leave Iringa today and head north to the Mikumi National Park. Mikumi is home to lion, zebra, wildebeest, impala, buffalo and elephant and today we have the opportunity to enjoy an optional afternoon game drive through the park. Optional Activities: Afternoon game drive in Mikumi NP.
OVERNIGHT
Tan-Swiss Lodge
MEALS
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 12 Dar es Salaam
Our journey today brings us out of the cool highland region to the humid Indian ocean coastal city of Dar es Salaam. Meaning ‘house of peace’ in Arabic, Dar es Salaam is the economic and trade capital of Tanzania, but inland Dodoma remains the official capital city.
OVERNIGHT
Kipepeo Camp
MEALS
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAYS 13-15 Zanzibar
A local ferry will take us from Dar es Salaam (where we leave the truck) to Zanzibar. We take a transfer to the northern part of the island where we will spend our time relaxing on the beach. On the 3rd day, we head south to Stone Town, the capital of Zanzibar, where we will spend the night. Here we have time exploring the historical and unique architecture. There are also spice and seafood markets to be explored. Optional Activities: Lunch & Dinner, Motorbike hire, Spice tour, Walking city tour, Swimming with Dolphins, Scuba Diving, Snorkelling etc.
OVERNIGHT
Nungwi Beach, Nungwi Inn & Stone Town, Abuso Inn
MEALS
Breakfast

DAY 16 Lushoto
Today we leave Zanzibar and catch a ferry back to Dar es Salaam and return to our truck. We continue on to Lushoto, the major town and district centre, albeit small, in the Usambara Mountains, halfway between the coast and the parks. The popular pot plant Saintpaulia has its only wild occurrences in Tanzania, and particularly in the Usambara Mts
Here you will have the chance to hike in the surrounding area, or just relax.
OVERNIGHT
The Lawns Hotel
MEALS
Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 17 Karatu
Today we take a scenic drive via Arusha to the picturesque town of Karatu. The area’s cool climate, verdant hills, and pleasing views made it popular with settlers and farmers. Vast and extensive fields cover the slopes of the volcano and the lands around Karatu town. Karatu is also a stone’s throw away from the world famous Serengeti and Ngorongoro Conservation Area.
OVERNIGHT
Kudu Camp
MEALS
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAYS 18-20 Optional Serengeti and Ngorongoro Excursion
These 4 days are set aside for the optional 3-night camping excursion into the Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Crater. This area has one of the most densely inhabited large animal populations in Africa. On the first day from Karatu to Ngorongoro, there will be time for visiting the Oldupai gorge and museum.
The Serengeti excursion is in open topped 4x4 safari vehicles in order to tackle the challenging side roads in the parks. For those not going to the parks, take this chance to absorb some of the fascinating local culture. Optional Activities for those not doing the Serengeti Excursion: Various Serengeti & Ngorongoro Excursion packages, Lake Manyara game drives, day hiking & village tours and many more various day trips.
OVERNIGHT
Kudu Camp
MEALS
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 21 Arusha
Today the group meets up again and we have the chance to exchange stories of the various adventures that we participated in over the past few days. In the afternoon we visit the local Masai Mara Museum and Snake Park in Arusha. Optional Activities: camel ride to local Masaai village.
OVERNIGHT
Ndoro Lodge
MEALS
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 22 Kenya – Nairobi
After crossing the border into Kenya we continue to travel towards Nairobi and the end of our journey. Usually we end the tour with a group meal out at one of Nairobi’s excellent restaurants. Optional Activities: Dinner out.
OVERNIGHT
Nairobi hotel
MEALS
Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 23 Nairobi / Departure transfer
Free time until your departure airport transfer.
OVERNIGHT
None
MEALS
Breakfast
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East African Odyssey

Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, and Zambia

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