41 Day Cape Town to Nairobi Accommodated Overland Safari

Tour Length41 days
Priced from pps $4026 R56400 £3277 3851 A$5598 C$5439 NZ$5834 Full pricing info
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Summary of this Accommodated Overland Tour

  • Maximum tour group size 20 Travellers
  • Departs from Cape Town, South Africa
  • Ends at Nairobi, Kenya
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Quick Itinerary Overview

The diverse Accommodated Cape Town to Nairobi Safari Highlights include:

  • South Africa: Cape, Cederberg, Citrusdal, Namaqualand & Orange River 
  • Namibia: Fish River Canyon, Sossusvlei & Sesriem in Namib-Naukluft Park
  • Namibia: Swakopmund, Spitzkoppe, Himba, Etosha National Park & Windhoek
  • Botswana: Kalahari San Experience, Okavango Delta & Chobe National Park
  • Zimbabwe: Zambezi River & Victoria Falls
  • Zambia: Lusaka & South Luangwa National Park
  • Malawi: Central and Northern Lake Malawi Villages & Beaches 
  • Tanzania: Mikumi Park, Zanzibar Island, Serengeti Park & Ngorongoro Crater

This accommodated budget safari offers a fantastic way to take in as many of Africa's best safari attractions as possible, over a couple of exhilarating and memorable weeks.

An epic African Safari to several of Africa's top safari destinations!

Responsible Travel Note

During this trip you are likely to come across activities that encourage tourists to participate in lion, elephant or other wildlife interaction. This includes walking with lions, riding elephants and any other tourist operation putting travellers in close contact with animals that would normally live wild and separate from human contact.

We absolutely do not encourage or endorse this type of wildlife interaction operation. For more information on why this is not good for Africa's wild animals, please see our detailed blog post on the subject.

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Itinerary for this Tour

Day 1: Cederberg Mountains – South Africa

This Cape Town to Nairobi Safari departs from the beautiful city of Cape Town, pausing to take photos and enjoy the panoramic views of the city and Table Mountain from Table View.

We make our way northeast to the picturesque Cederberg Region of the Western Cape. Known for its rugged mountains, verdant valleys and citrus farms, the Cederberg is named after the endangered Clanwilliam Cedar tree, endemic to this part of South Africa. The Cederberg is also famous for its indigenous rooibos plants that only grow here, and are used to make a hugely popular, health tea.

Arriving at our first overnight lodge in the scenic Olifants River Valley, we get to sample some of the fine locally produced wines of South Africa. Then we enjoy a traditional South African dinner. After the traditional meal, your guides will give you a full briefing on what to expect during our safari through Africa. Our en-suite accommodation is in the town of Citrusdal, at a lodge with a pool.

  • Meals: Lunch
  • Activity Package: Wine tasting & traditional dinner

Activity Package:

This safari comes with an optional Activity Package at an additional cost. The itinerary includes these highly-recommended activities. Contact African Budget Safaris for a detailed breakdown of what is included in the Activity Package and see the Full Pricing Information above for the cost of the Activity Package.

Day 2: Namaqualand and Orange (Gariep) River – Namibia

Today we travel north through the Namaqualand region, famous for its colourful and abundant indigenous wildflowers in spring (August & September). Driving through this sparsely-populated Northern Cape region we make our way to to the Gariep River, formerly known as the Orange River. We stop in the remote town of Springbok in South Africa for last minute supplies, before crossing into Namibia.

The night is spent getting to know one another over a hearty meal. We sleep in comfortable, en-suite chalets that overlook the Orange River, forming the border between South Africa and Namibia. Our accommodation features a pool, internet and a bar.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Gariep River to Fish River Canyon – Namibia

In the morning we have the opportunity to experience South Africa's longest river, the Gariep/Orange River by canoe, or spend some time relaxing at the riverside camp.

After lunch we travel north to the mighty Fish River Canyon, the second largest canyon in the world. Getting there, we take a scenic hike along the rim of the canyon to gain perspective on just how large this natural phenomena is. Then we make our way to the Ai-Ais Hot Springs and our overnight accommodation close to the Fish River Canyon. At our resort in Ai-Ais we take a soak in the hot springs, swim in the pool and relax at the bar. We stay in twin share rooms with en-suite bathrooms.

  • Included Activities: Walk along the rim of Fish River Canyon & Hot Springs
  • Optional Activities: Half-day Orange River Canoeing Trip
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Fish River Canyon to Namib-Naukluft National Park – Namibia

This morning we hit the long dusty road that take us north into the vast Namib Desert area of Namibia.

We stay at in twin share rooms with en suite bathrooms at a lodge with a pool and bar. The next two nights are spent at this desert lodge, just outside of the 50 000km² Namib-Naukluft National Park, one of the largest national parks in Africa. The Namib-Naukluft protects large tracts of uninhabited desert, home to unusual and rare creatures, plants and birds.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Namib-Naukluft National Park – Namibia

Today we visit the Namib-Naukluft National Park, home to Namibia’s most famous desert landscapes. The national park incorporates a large part of the Namib Desert, considered the world's oldest desert.

We transfer to Dune 45 where you have the chance to climb up the iconic dune for amazing views over the stark desert and great photo opportunities. Then we take a 4x4 transfer to Sossusvlei and Deadvlei, deeper in the Namib-Naukluft National Park. Explore the dry pans on foot, absorbing the dramatic scenes of skeletal desert-adapted trees on the pale pan floors, surrounded by orange hued dunes.

In the afternoon there’s a short walk into Sesriem Canyon, which stretches about a kilometre in length and reaches up to 30 meters deep. The floor of Sesriem Canyon is dotted with shallow pools and the canyon walls reveal layer upon layer of sedimentary rock, eroded by the Tsauchab River over the ages.

  • Included Activity: Hike up Dune 45, Transfer to Sossusvlei & Deadvlei, Walk in Sesriem Canyon
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Swakopmund – Namibia

On day six we are joined by an expert local guide for a nature walk in the unique desert habitat. Exploring on foot, our local guide will share his detailed knowledge of the ancient Namib Desert area with us. On this walk we discover how the San (bushmen) have long survived in the arid deserts of Southern Africa.

After our desert walk we cross the latitudinal line of the Tropic of Capricorn, pausing to take some photos. Heading back to the west coast of Africa, we stop at the lagoon in Walvis Bay, to see numerous waterbirds, including seasonal flocks of flamingos. Then it’s on to Swakopmund, the adventure capital of Namibia, where you will be briefed on the many optional activities available for the next day.

In the evening you can enjoy some excellent seafood at a local restaurant, as well as the local nightlife. We stay at a comfortable guesthouse in Swakopmund featuring a bar, laundry services and internet. Accommodation is in twin share rooms with en suite bathrooms that have hot showers.

  • Activity Package: Guided desert walk
  • Optional Activities: Dinner out in Swakopmund
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 7: Swakopmund – Namibia

Day seven on this Cape Town to Nairobi Safari is free for you to explore the quaint town of Swakopmund, where German colonial influences can still be seen in the architecture, cuisine and culture. Stroll along the sea, sip coffee at a sidewalk cafe, visit a market and enjoy sightseeing on foot.

You can also try some of the many adventure activities available at this popular coastal town, including quad biking on the dunes, sand boarding, sky diving and cruises to see dolphins.

  • Optional Activities: Dolphin Cruise, Sky Diving, Sandboarding, Quad Biking, Dinner in Swakopmund
  • Meals: Breakfast

Day 8: Khorixas – Namibia

Leaving the Atlantic Ocean coastline we drive to Khorixas, the traditional capital of the former Damaraland region.

Our journey takes us along the rocky Skeleton Coast - a treacherous stretch of coastline littered with shipwrecks. We also stop in the colourful town of Wlotskasbaken, known for its lichen colonies.

Along the way to Khorixas, we visit Spitzkoppe, also called the Matterhorn of Namibia. The dramatic exposed granite peaks of Spitzkoppe form one of the most iconic landmarks of Namibia. We spend a bit of time exploring the rocky outcrops that rise impressively above the flat plains, with a local guide.

  • Included Activity: Visit Spitzkoppe
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 9: Outjo & Himba Tribe – Namibia

Today we drive further inland and north to Outjo, near Etosha Park. We visit an educational village, established to portray the Himba way of life, without impacting negatively on the truly traditional communities living in natural environments.

The Himba were once a semi-nomadic, pastoral tribe with distinctive traditions and cultural practices, but today few Himba still live off the land as their ancestors did, remaining unchanged by western influences. The disappearing culture of the striking Himba is characterized by their style of dress, particularly their hairstyles and elaborate jewelry. The Himba that have not become westernized still speak a dialect of the old Herero language and traditionally breed cattle or goats.

Visiting this representation of a traditional Himba village supports the education of orphaned Himba children who get to learn about their own vanishing culture and heritage. At the end of the tour we stop in at a Himba market where you can browse and get some curios.

Today's drive ends at a lodge in Outjo, where we sleep in twin share rooms with en-suite bathrooms and air-conditioning.

  • Activity Package: Guided visit to Himba Project
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10 - 11: Etosha National Park – Namibia

Time for unforgettable game viewing - on day 10 we get up early and make our way into Etosha National Park. The 22 000 km² Etosha Park is dominated by the salt pan after which the park is named. The word Etosha means ‘Great White Place of Dry Water’ in the local Ovambo language.

Driving through the wild and rugged bush, we stop at various watering holes in search of the animals that come to drink at these sites, while exploring as much of Etosha as possible. Our game drives are conducted in the safari truck, providing an elevated vantage for spotting animals and birds.

Etosha Park is home to a variety of animals, plants and birds and is known as one of Africa's top safari destinations. Etosha hosts some rare and endangered species, including unusual desert species. We will have plenty to see on our game drives in this vast park, inhabited by 144 mammal species such as elephant, giraffe, blue wildebeest, eland, damara dik-dik, lion, cheetah, leopard, wildcat, hyena, and jackal. As well as being home to 340 bird species, 110 reptile species, 16 amphibian species and even a species of fish.

We stay at the camps inside Etosha Park - Okaukuejo, Namutoni or Halali camps. All three rest camps boast floodlit waterholes where wild animals can be viewed at night. We stay two per en-suite room at two of the three overnight camps, each featuring a bar, swimming pool and shop.

In addition to watching for wildlife at the watering holes, you can embark on an exciting optional night game drive on either day.

  • Included Activities: Two full day game drives in safari truck
  • Optional Activities: Night Game Drives in Etosha Park
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 12: Windhoek – Namibia

Start day 12 with a final game drive in Etosha Park, before travelling south to Windhoek.

On our way to Namibia's capital city we stop at an arts and crafts market so you can browse and buy some authentic African creations. Windhoek is situated almost in the centre of Namibia and serves as the economic, cultural and political capital of the country.

Upon arrival we take a short walking tour of Windhoek city to see some historical sights and highlights of the vibrant city centre, before checking into our centrally located lodge. Tonight you have the option of eating out at Windhoek’s most famous eatery, Joe’s Beer House, which is known for its venison dishes and quirky setting.

Facilities at our overnight lodge include a big swimming pool, a restaurant, internet, laundry services and a bar. Accommodation is in twin share rooms with en-suite bathrooms.

  • Included Activities: Craft market en-route, short walking tour of Windhoek
  • Optional Activities: Dinner at a local restaurant
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 13: Ghanzi - Botswana

Departing from Windhoek we make our way out of Namibia and into western Botswana. From the border we drive into the Kalahari Desert, passing through the remote countryside of Botswana, dotted with rural villages and roaming livestock.

Later we arrive at our lodge in Ghanzi, and this evening we experience some traditional tribal dancing by the San community. The traditional San (bushman) people are indigenous to Southern Africa having inhabited the area for over 30 000 years surviving in harsh conditions as nomadic hunter-gatherers.

Tonight we sleep two per en-suite room at a camp with a pool and bar, just north of Ghanzi.

  • Included Activities: San dancing in the evening
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 14: Ghanzi to Maun - Botswana

In the morning you can take an optional walk with the San people in the Ghanzi area of the Kalahari, before we travel on to Maun.

Maun is well known as the gateway to the Okavango Delta, the world’s largest inland delta. The Okavango River has no outlet to the sea, emptying into the sands of the Kalahari Desert and irrigating some 15,000 km² of Botswana. We spend one night in Maun to prepare for our magical delta excursion.

  • Optional Activity: Bushman (San) guided walk
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 15 – 16: Maun to Okavango Delta - Botswana

On the morning of day 15 we fly into the delta in small planes passing over the untamed labyrinth of delta channels and secluded islands. Our flight into the Okavango Delta takes us to a remote camp where we stay in permanent, en-suite tents for the next two nights. Flying over the delta gives us a chance to spot wildlife and gain perspective on the vast wilderness area.

Later in the afternoon we embark on a sunset cruise in the waterways of the Okavango Delta, an ideal way to relax and appreciate the local flora and fauna. Wild animals are often spotted from the safari camp, along with a rich variety of birds. In the evening we sit beside the campfire listening to the sounds of the bush surrounding us.

On day 16 we rise early and glide out onto the reed-lined channels, making our way through the pristine bush to one of the secluded delta islands. Then we embark on a thrilling nature walk with a local expert, learning about the plants and looking for signs of wildlife. The wild animals of the delta are unaccustomed to people, but we may see some of these shy inhabitants on our walk.

Returning from our nature walk, we spend time unwinding at camp, enjoying the quiet natural setting. Later in the afternoon we take a cruise along the intricate waterways of the Okavango Delta. Water levels allowing, much of our exploring is done by mekoros (traditional dug-out canoes), which are poled through the waters by local guides.

Travellers not taking the delta trip stay in Maun for the two nights and have time to explore the safari town, take mokoro day trips and scenic flights over the delta.

  • Optional Activity: Tips for Delta Polers
  • Activity Package: Accommodated Okavango Delta Fly-in Trip
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 17: Nata - Botswana

This morning we return to the airstrip to fly out of the mysterious delta, returning to Maun and the safari truck.

Leaving Maun we travel east along the fringes of the famous Makgadikgadi Salt Pans of Botswana, to the town of Nata. Keep your eyes open for majestic Baobab trees along the road and possible sightings of the wildlife roaming in these parts of Nxai and Makgadigadi pans.

This afternoon you can take an optional drive to the pans to experience the vast spaciousness and silence out on this flat expanse, time allowing. The Nata Pans are part of the extensive network of Makgadikgadi Salt Pans, once covered by massive inland lakes. In winter the pans are dry and stark, whilst in summer short grasses and shallow pools attract an array of animals and birds.

  • Activity Package: Flight out of the delta
  • Optional Activity: Nata Pans Visit
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 18: Chobe National Park - Botswana

Today we continue north to Kasane, where we stay on the banks of the Chobe River near the national park.

In the afternoon we set off on a 4x4 game drive in Chobe National Park, renowned for its huge population of migratory elephants and large buffalo herds. Chobe Park is the second largest national park in Botswana, encompassing diverse habitats from lush plains and wooded grasslands to dense forests and swamps.

After game viewing on land we embark on a sunset boat cruise for water-based game viewing. From the water we get up close to plenty of wild animals such as hippos, antelopes, buffalos, crocodiles and elephants. Our boat-based game viewing provides excellent photographic opportunities for capturing the birds and wildlife attracted to Chobe River in Chobe Park.

Our accommodation is in twin rooms with en suite bathrooms at a riverside lodge with a swimming pool, internet and bar.

  • Activity Package: Chobe Game Drive & Sunset River Cruise in Chobe Park
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 19: Victoria Falls - Zimbabwe

Our final border crossing takes us into Zimbabwe this morning. Entering Zimbabwe we drive to Victoria Falls - the largest waterfall in the world.

The UNESCO World Heritage Site of Victoria Falls is one of the most unforgettable natural spectacles in Africa - an absolute must-see! We visit Vic Falls to experience the 'Smoke that Thunders' as translated from the local name - Mosi-oa-Tunya.

Our overnight accommodation is at a riverside lodge, located on the banks of the Zambezi River on the outskirts of the Zambezi National Park. We stay in twin rooms with en-suite bathrooms at the lodge in Victoria Falls, enjoying the facilities, including a swimming pool, internet, bar, laundry services and a restaurant.

  • Activity Package: Victoria Falls National Park Entry Fees
  • Optional Activities: Dinner out in Victoria Falls
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 20: Victoria Falls – Zimbabwe

Most people spend the day participating in a few of the exciting adventure activities available at Victoria Falls. This part of the Zambezi River is famous for offering some of the best white water rafting in the world, an unforgettable experience! Other optional adventures include helicopter and microlight flights over Vic Falls, zip-line rides, trips to Livingstone Island and swimming in Devil's Pool.

You can also walk around historic Victoria Falls town to take in the sights and visit the local markets, or rest at the lodge and take a dip in the pool.

  • Optional Activities: Morning Tram & Bridge Tour, Zambezi Sunset Cruise, Bungee Jump, Helicopter Flights, White Water Rafting
  • Meals: Breakfast

Day 21: Lusaka – Zambia

On day 21 of this epic Cape Town to Nairobi Safari we say goodbye to the natural wonder of Victoria Falls, making our way into neighbouring Zambia.

From Livingstone near Vic Falls we journey towards the fast-growing Zambian capital of Lusaka. The economic and political capital of the country, Lusaka is a bustling African city where traditional and modern lifestyles meet. As we drive deeper into Zambia the vegetation becomes more sub-tropical, the settlements less western and the roads a little rougher.

  • Meals: Lunch, Dinner

Day 22: Petauke – Zambia

Today we take a long drive through lush landscapes, crossing Luangwa River as we make our way to Petauke, a main hub for safaris to South Luangwa National Park. Zambia is a truly African country, making for a unique travel experience that differs from the more modernised ways of several other Southern African countries.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 23: South Luangwa National Park – Zambia

Early in the morning we drive from Petauke to the border of the South Luangwa National Park, known for its outstanding game viewing. Along the way we stop at a local textile initiative to view fabric production in the workshop (closed December to March) and browse the colourful creations made by the community.

We spend the next two nights staying at a lodge right on the banks of the Luangwa River. Keep a an eye out for hippos and other wild animals often spotted from the camp bar. We end the day with sundowners and a beautiful sunset over the river.

  • Included Activity: Visit Community Textile Project
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 24: South Luangwa National Park – Zambia

In the morning you have the opportunity to take a game drive in South Luangwa. Alternatively, you have the option of joining a walking safari in the dry season (April to December). South Luangwa was one of the pioneers of African walking safaris, for which it is now famous.

In the late afternoon we enjoy a sunset game drive in the untamed South Luangwa National Park of Zambia. South Luangwa is home to an abundance of wildlife, including buffalos, zebras, leopards, elephants, hippos, giraffes and crocodiles. We stop for sundowners in the bush, before continuing our game drive into the night when we hope to spot the elusive nocturnal animals of South Luangwa.

  • Optional Activities: Walking Safari in South Luangwa National Park, Morning Game Drive
  • Activity Package: Sunset Game Drive in South Luangwa National Park
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 25: Central Lake Malawi – Malawi

Continuing our East African exploration we cross into Malawi, known as 'the Warm Heart of Africa'. Entering Malawi we travel to Lake Malawi, the third largest and second deepest lake in Africa.

The historical town of Ngala Beach lies in the Nkhotakota Region, on the shores of the incredibly scenic Lake Malawi. Our lodge is located right next to Lake Malawi, which enjoys a pleasant climate for swimming year-round. Time allowing you can go snorkelling straight away, or take a swim and a stroll on the sandy beach at sunset.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 26 to 28: Northern Lake Malawi – Malawi

Day 26 of our East African Budget Safari takes us a little further north along the shores of Lake Malawi to our base for the next three nights.

There is plenty of time for you to relax on the sandy shores of Lake Malawi, explore the area or participate in optional activities, such as snorkelling. The clear warm waters of this vast African Lake make it an ideal destination for snorkelling to spot the brightly coloured cichlid fish found here. Another option is to take a ride in a dug-out canoe, testing your balance in the traditional vessel used by locals here.

Lake Malawi is known for its friendly locals and fresh fish, in addition to the excellent water activities at this scenic lake. You can also enjoy some walks here, including an optional full day hike up to the old mission of Livingstonia. Or you can volunteer at one of the local community initiatives in the area. On the morning of day eight we go to the town of Karonga, once the centre of Malawi’s slave trade. Visiting the local museum we discover more about the fascinating history of humankind and the natural world.

  • Optional Activities: Livingstonia Day Hike, Snorkelling, Canoeing and Volunteering
  • Included Activity: Karonga and Museum Visit
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 29: Tanzania – Iringa

Today we leave Lake Malawi and cross into neighbouring Tanzania. Ascending out of the Great Rift Valley we drive over some spectacular mountain passes, travelling through rolling tea plantations in the Tanzanian highlands before arriving at our lodge outside Iringa.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 30: Mikumi National Park – Tanzania

From Iringa we drive north to the Mikumi National Park, part of the larger Selous Game Reserve ecosystem. Mikumi Park is home to lion, zebra, wildebeest, impala, buffalo and elephant, among other wildlife and over 400 species of birds.

Enjoy an afternoon game drive in Mikumi Park (included in Activity Package), where the open Mkata Floodplains host an abundance of wild animals.

  • Activity Package: Afternoon Game Drive in Mikumi National Park
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 31: Dar es Salaam – Tanzania

Our Cape Town to Nairobi Overland Safari journeys out of the cool highland region of Tanzania and down to the humid Indian Ocean coastal city of Dar es Salaam. The Arabic for ‘house of peace’, Dar es Salaam is the commercial and trade capital of Tanzania, even though Dodoma is still the official capital city.

Dar es Salaam is a hot, lush city bursting with lively markets, rich history and bright colours. This evening we prepare for our Zanzibar Island Trip and you have the option of eating out in Dar es Salaam.

  • Optional Activity: Dinner Out
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 32 - 34: Zanzibar Island – Tanzania

From Dar es Salaam we catch a local ferry across to Stone Town, the capital of Zanzibar Island (included in Activity Package).

From Stone Town we transfer to Nungwi Beach in the north, where we spend our time relaxing on the white sand beaches. On our way north we stop to visit the spice plantations of Kidichi and Kizambani. Experiencing the tastes, colours, flavours and smells of the exotic spices is a must in Zanzibar, known as the Spice Islands.

At Nungwi Beach in Zanzibar there are various watersports and ocean activities available, from snorkelling to scuba diving and sailing. Explore the islands on guided trips or rent a scooter and set off on your own. Zanzibar is renowned for being an ideal tropical beach destination, so unwind in paradise and go swimming in the clear, Indian Ocean waters.

We spend our last night on Zanzibar Island near Stone Town, once a major port on the slave and spice trade routes.

  • Activity Package: Zanzibar Trip (including ferry and Spice Tour)
  • Optional Activities: Lunches out, Swimming with Dolphins, Dhow Sailing Trips, Scuba Diving, Snorkelling etc.
  • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 35: Bagamoyo – Tanzania

Spend the morning exploring historic Stone Town to see the unique architecture and diverse cultures of Zanzibar Island. This afternoon we leave the beach paradise of Zanzibar Islands and catch the ferry back to Dar es Salaam where our safari truck awaits us.

Next on this Cape Town to Nairobi Safari we drive to Bagamoyo, founded in the late 1700's. Today dhow sailing boats are built here and the town offers insight into the history of Tanzania, particularly the 19th century when it was a major trading post. The name Bagamoyo means “lay down your heart” and dates back to the slave trading days in East Africa. The history of Bagamoyo includes interesting German colonial, Swahili, Arabic and Christian missionary influences.

Arriving in the vibrant town we make our way to our next overnight stay, located along the beach. The remainder of the afternoon is free for you to swim in the warm waters of the Indian Ocean, walk along the beach and enjoy the sea views as the sun sets.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 36: Arusha – Tanzania

Today we take a scenic drive to Arusha, the gateway to the Northern Safari Circuit in Tanzania. Located near the world-famous Serengeti Park and Ngorongoro Crater Area, this is the base for our next wildlife adventure. From here we embark on our memorable African wildlife experience in these top Tanzanian Game Parks. Game viewing in the Serengeti is always an unforgettable adventure!

Greet the friendly locals with a "saitaa" in the lively town of Arusha - a good place to visit local markets and get a taste of Tanzanian life. Arusha is located at the base of Mount Meru, Africa's fifth highest peak. This growing town is set in an area of Tanzania that has a cool climate and features lush green hills.

In the evening the local guides brief you on the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater Trip and we pack our smaller packs for the camping adventure ahead.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 37 - 39: Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater – Tanzania

The next few days are set aside for the optional ca​mping trip into the Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Crater (excluded from the Activity Package).

This area of Tanzania has one of the densest large animal populations in Africa. The Serengeti Park & Ngorongoro Crater excursion is conducted in open 4x4 safari vehicles to help navigate the rough roads in these top game parks. We spend our days on game drives on the plains of the world-famous Serengeti, prime Big Five territory and home to the Great Migration. From Serengeti we descend into the Ngorongoro Crater to see the high concentrations of wildlife found here.

For those not visiting the Serengeti Plains and Ngorongoro Crater, this is a great chance to experience some of the fascinating local culture in this part of East Africa. There are also several activities and day trips available for those not taking the optional three-night camping trip.

  • Optional Activities: Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Crater Trip, Tips for Guides, Hot Air Balloon Rides
  • Arusha Optional Activities: Tarangire National Park & Lake Manyara day tours, hiking, village tours, volunteering etc
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 40: Arusha – Tanzania

Today the safari group meets up again and we have the chance to exchange stories of the various incredible adventures that we participated in over the past few days in East Africa.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 41: Kenya – Nairobi

Heading north we cross the border into Kenya, travelling to Nairobi. This comprehensive Cape Town to Nairobi Safari comes to a close in Kenya's capital city.

Most safari groups choose to eat out at one of Nairobi’s excellent restaurants this evening, after the tour.

  • Optional Activity: Dinner out in Nairobi
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Optional Extras and Excursions

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South Africa Activities

  • Half-Day Canoe Trip 

Namibia Activities

  • Dinner Out in Swakopmund 
  • Dolphin Cruise (4-5hours) 
  • Skydiving 
  • Sandboarding 
  • Quad Biking (2 hours) 
  • Dinner Out in Windhoek

Botswana Activities

  • Kalahari San Walk 
  • Tips for Polers - Clients Discretion

Zimbabwe Activities

  • Zambezi Sunset Cruise 
  • Dinner Out in Victoria Falls 
  • Morning Tram & Bridge Tour 
  • Bungee Jump (solo) 
  • Helicopter Flights 
  • White Water Rafting 

Zambia Activities

  • Walking Safari in South Luangwa National Park 
  • Morning Game Drive in South Luangwa National Park 

Tanzania Activities

  • Zanzibar Lunches Out
  • Swimming with Dolphins (min 2 people) 
  • Scuba Diving 
  • Tips for Guides - Clients Discretion
  • Serengeti 4-day Camping Trip (min 4 people)
  • Balloon Safari over Serengeti National Park

Kenya Activities

  • Dinner Out in Nairobi 
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South Africa Activities

  • Half-Day Canoe Trip 

Namibia Activities

  • Dinner Out in Swakopmund 
  • Dolphin Cruise (4-5hours) 
  • Skydiving 
  • Sandboarding 
  • Quad Biking (2 hours) 
  • Dinner Out in Windhoek

Botswana Activities

  • Kalahari San Walk 
  • Tips for Polers - Clients Discretion

Zimbabwe Activities

  • Zambezi Sunset Cruise 
  • Dinner Out in Victoria Falls 
  • Morning Tram & Bridge Tour 
  • Bungee Jump (solo) 
  • Helicopter Flights 
  • White Water Rafting 

Zambia Activities

  • Walking Safari in South Luangwa National Park 
  • Morning Game Drive in South Luangwa National Park 

Tanzania Activities

  • Zanzibar Lunches Out
  • Swimming with Dolphins (min 2 people) 
  • Scuba Diving 
  • Tips for Guides - Clients Discretion
  • Serengeti 4-day Camping Trip (min 4 people)
  • Balloon Safari over Serengeti National Park

Kenya Activities

  • Dinner Out in Nairobi 
+Included in the Tour Price
  • Transport
  • Accommodation
  • Registered guides
  • Meals as per the itinerary
  • Activities as indicated 
+Not Included in the Tour Price
  • Travel insurance
  • Drinks and snacks
  • Personal items and tips
  • Optional activities
  • Activity package (see full pricing)
+Departure Dates

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