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This Budget African Safari begins in Nairobi, Kenya, and explores Kenya, Tanzania, Zanzibar Island and Malawi, before visiting Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Namibia, and ending in Cape Town, South Africa.
Highlights on this Budget Overland Camping Safari in Africa include:
Travel to top African Safari Destinations on this Kenya to Cape Town Highlights Safari, game viewing in some of Africa's best game parks and relaxing on idyllic tropical beaches.
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.
This Kenya to Cape Town Highlights Overland Camping Safari departs from bustling Nairobi, the capital of Kenya, travelling southwest to the world-famous Masai Mara Game Reserve.
We travel into Maasai country where these habitual pastoralists are often seen in their red robes, herding their cattle on the roadside.
On the way to our overnight campsite we pass the town of Narok and hopefully spot some wildlife en route. Our safari camp overlooks the Meguarra hills and a meandering stream below that forms a natural border with the spectacular Masai Mara National Reserve.
The Mara Game Reserve is unfenced, so its wild animals are free to roam around in the surrounding wilderness areas, even entering our safari camp! The local ‘Askari’ keeps a look out for any unwelcome predators at camp, ensuring your safety.
Today we venture into the Masai Mara Reserve on our morning game drive just after sunrise. We spend the day driving through nature as it was intended to be - huge plains, rolling hills and an abundance of game matched nowhere else on earth.
We keep an eye open for the Big 5 of Africa - elephant, rhino, buffalo, lion & leopard. If travelling between July and October, we may get to witness the impressive herds of over a million wildebeest, zebra and Thomson’s gazelle in their Annual Migration as they cross from the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania. Following these herbivores are Africa’s predators that are often seen at a kill during this period.
The Masai Mara is well known as one of East Africa’s best game parks and is home to a wide variety of wildlife species. Our Masai Mara game drive takes us through a section of the vast park in search of the wild animals, reptiles and birds inhabiting this wilderness area.
After our Mara game drive, we can visit one of the local Masai Manyatta’s – traditional hamlets where the Masai people still follow old customs. At the end of the day we unwind around the campfire, admiring a beautiful African sun set over this wildlife haven.
On day three we drive northeast from Masai Mara towards the lovely Lake Nakuru National Park.
We overnight at a campsite run by a non-profit mission group that helps care for orphaned children. Here you can visit the orphanage to meet the local children and see what the organization is doing to help them. The orphanage provides orphaned children and teenagers with clothing, food, education and a home, giving them much needed support and care.
Today we head into Lake Nakuru National Park to explore this compact game reserve, best known for its impressive array of birdlife.
We spend the day looking for the frequently sighted black and white rhino. This wildlife-rich Kenyan Game Park was established as a sanctuary for the resident rhino species, as well as the birdlife. We search for the more elusive leopard, seeing giraffe, buffalo, antelope species and sometimes hippos too. This Great Rift Valley lake also hosts over 400 other bird species, including the Great White Pelican, Grey-crested Helmet-shrike, African Spoonbill, Yellow-billed Stork and Long-crested Eagle. At times a sea of pink flamingos fringes the shallow shores of the lake, along with the diversity of other birds.
This evening we return to our camp at the mission, near Lake Nakuru Park.
Rise and shine for breakfast before we journey to Kisii and Kericho via the scenic tea plantations of Kenya.
Cash crops such as tea and coffee thrive in this equatorial area and these towns serve as the main commercial hubs in the Gusii Highlands of Kenya. We stock up on supplies and get some rest, before travelling into Tanzania tomorrow.
We leave game-rich Kenya behind and drive south into Tanzania, another top safari destination. After border formalities, our journey takes us through the scenic granite landscapes surrounding Africa’s biggest lake – Lake Victoria. We spend the night at a campsite located on the banks of Lake Victoria in the fishing town of Musoma.
We make a quick pit stop for supplies to see us through the next couple of days out in the untamed bush before making our way to the Serengeti National Park. We drive into Serengeti Park entering through the less travelled western corridor. Upon entering the game park we enjoy a game drive en-route to our safari campsite and after lunch we experience more of the endless plains this Tanzanian game park is named after.
The Serengeti Park is famous for its enormous concentration of wild animals, especially the big cats of Africa. Like Masai Mara, Serengeti is also known for the spectacular annual migration of millions of wildebeest, zebra and Thomson’s gazelles.
The sheer abundance of plains game in this Tanzanian wildlife area is truly awe-inspiring!
Tonight we camp in the wild Tanzanian bush (no ablutions) surrounded by the sounds of Africa's bushveld, pierced only by the calls of the nocturnal wildlife. In the morning, we will drive into the Serengeti on another game drive exploring the rugged landscapes in search of the plentiful wildlife. The iconic Big Five of Africa (lion, leopard, rhino, elephant and buffalo) are often seen on game drives here.
We rise early to pack up our bush camp and continue our thrilling game drive through the Serengeti National Park.
Heading to the southern part of the vast game park we have the chance to look out over the endless open plains characterizing the Serengeti. We drive from Serengeti Park to Ngorongoro Conservation Area at lunch time and begin ascending the steep Crater's outer edge.
Tonight we camp (basic ablutions) on the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater where temperatures drop lower than on the plains of Tanzania below - bring a warm jacket and beanie for the chill at night.
This morning we make our way into the Ngorongoro Crater, admiring the breathtaking views from the crater rim before dipping into this wildlife haven. This is the biggest unflooded volcanic crater in the world with 600 m high walls and a 20 km wide floor - an amazing natural wonder.
The great abundance of wild African animals found within the crater becomes apparent as you drive along the crater floor. Nearly every species of African animal is represented in Ngorongoro where you get the chance to see an incredible concentration of East African mammals, such as elephant, rhino, buffalo, hippo, lion and plain’s game.
After a morning game drive in Ngorongoro Crater we continue to our next Tanzanian campsite outside Arusha town, where we spend the evening recollecting our exhilarating wildlife experiences in East Africa's top game parks.
This morning we drive to the town of Arusha, where we stock up on supplies before traveling further south towards Dar es Salaam, on the coast of Tanzania.
We travel through Moshi, a town at the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro – Africa’s highest mountain. Moshi serves as the base for Mount Kilimanjaro climbing expeditions, and we may be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of this magnificent mountain’s snow-dusted summit from the town. The views of towering Kilimanjaro from Moshi offer fantastic photo opportunities!
Passing through vast sisal plantations flanked by the Usambara and Pare Mountain ranges we continue south on our safari adventure. Our lovely overnight campsite tucked between the mountains, lies halfway between Arusha and Dar es Salaam.
On day 11 of our Kenya to Cape Town Highlights Overland Camping Safari we hit the road again continuing through lush green landscapes dotted with palm tree as we make our way to Dar es Salaam on the warm East Coast of Africa.
The pace of our drive to the warm Indian Ocean slows as we enter the outskirts of busy Dar es Salaam, taking in the interesting sights and sounds of Dar’s vibrant outer suburbs as we go. Keep an eye out for the brightly coloured shop-fronts decorated with humorous names and slogans.
Arriving in coastal Dar es Salaam we head to our pleasant seaside campsite and have time to prepare for our trip to Zanzibar Island the following morning.
A ferry from Dar es Salaam takes us across to the "Spice Island” of Zanzibar, for a three-night island trip. Zanzibar has a colourful past, as one of the major departure points for most of the European explorations into new territories of East Africa, in times gone by. The island was an important link in the old trade route between east and west.
Today Zanzibar Island is best known for its tropical beaches and is ranked as one of the best beach destinations in Africa.
New passengers may join us on our Zanzibar Trip, while some travel companions might opt to end their tour of Africa back in Dar es Salaam after visiting Zanzibar.
Extra activities and meal costs are for your own account in Zanzibar, allowing for flexibility and self-guided exploration on the island. Zanzibar Island hosts a wide selection of restaurants offering a variety of tasty meals. Your trip leader joins you and can help with arranging activities in Zanzibar.
Zanzibar Island has a wide range of activities to offer visitors, from historical sightseeing to exciting water activities.
This safari includes a spice tour and a dhow cruise during your stay on Zanzibar. Exploring the spice plantations is a colourful and aromatic experience on the Spice Island and sailing in a traditional dhow is the ideal way to watch the sun go down.
Stroll through the cobbled streets of the old Stone Town of Zanzibar to see traces of the Arabic history, from Medina-style shops to the impressive palaces that once belonged to wealthy Sultans. Other interesting activities on Zanzibar Island include a day trip to the pristine beaches of Prison Island, to see its giant tortoises. A full day of scuba diving in Nungwe is well worth it, as is the experience of fishing in a traditional sailing dhow. Island hopping and snorkelling in the clear warm waters are also great ways to explore this beach paradise.
There are a variety of restaurants in Stone Town offering a fantastic array of fresh seafood straight from the ocean, with crayfish being a popular speciality. You can mingle with the locals at the seafront market of Forodhani Gardens in Stone Town, where inexpensive yet tasty seafood is available.
Departing from the tropical Zanzibar Island in the afternoon our exciting beach trip comes to a close. We return to the shores of Tanzania by the early evening feeling sun-kissed, rejuvenated and relaxed.
We spend the night resting at our safari camp in Dar es Salaam town.
On the morning of day 16 we set off from coastal Dar es Salaam making our way further south.
En route we drive through the inland Mikumi National Park, home to a variety of wildlife. The wildlife in Mikumi is quite accustomed to the passing traffic, which makes sighting the animals easier as we drive through the game park.
We continue to the highlands town of Iringa, our next overnight stop on this Kenya to Cape Town Highlights Camping Safari. The night is spent at a scenic and rustic campsite famous for its Amarula hot chocolates and piping hot showers!
We follow the winding road through the Tukuyu tea and banana plantations admiring this beautiful region of Tanzania as we travel.
Next, we cross into Malawi entering the ‘Warm Heart of Africa’ via the Songwe border post. Malawi is a long and narrow landlocked country, with 20% of its total area consisting of the beautiful, fresh-water Lake Malawi.
Over the next few days we travel the full length of the western side of Lake Malawi, visiting scenic bays and beaches along the way. Our days are spent relaxing on the unspoilt beaches, meeting the locals, or bargain hunting in the markets. The temperate climate of Malawi is suited to swimming all year round, so you can always take a dip in the clear blue waters. Explore the picturesque shores of Lake Malawi meeting local fishermen as they sort the fresh catch of the day.
The fishermen still bring in their catch using traditional fishing techniques. The ‘fairy’ lights of the fishermen's boats twinkle out on the lake at night, which is why Lake Malawi is known as the Lake of Stars. You can gain insight into the skill involved in handling one of the fishing boats by trying your hand at paddling a dugout canoe yourself. Excursions offered at the lakeside campsites along Lake Malawi's shores include options such as water sports, horse riding and visits to the local school and village.
Leaving lovely Lake Malawi and its laid-back people behind, we drive to the untamed South Luangwa National Park of Zambia.
South Luangwa is Zambia's leading game park, known for its wildness and incredible beauty. Located along the Luangwa River this remote national park hosts about 60 animal species and 420 bird species. The game park is home to large elephant herds, as well as an abundance of buffalo, hippo, crocodile and various antelope species. The park is also home to good numbers of zebra, giraffe and leopard, among others.
The most southern of three national parks in the Luangwa Valley, Luangwa Park covers some 9050 km² of the most fertile part of Luangwa Valley. Here we are immersed in the wild bush, enjoying exceptional game viewing.
Driving south from Luangwa National Park along the Great East Road we head towards Lusaka and our overnight campsite in Eastern Zambia.
Zambia prospered during the copper boom in the 60’s and established extensive infrastructure in its main mining and farming communities. After a subsequent decline in the copper industry, Zambia is once again starting to develop, due to foreign investment and a resurgence in the mining industry.
Some of the local wildlife such as hippos, crocodiles, vervet monkeys and monitor lizards can be seen at the safari campsite set along the Luangwa River.
Continuing our journey south through Zambia, we pass through southern Zambian farming and agricultural towns en route to Livingstone.
Victoria Falls or Mosi-oa-Tunya, the Smoke that Thunders, is one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. Vic Falls is the world's largest sheet of falling water at 1700 m wide and around 100 m high. Vic Falls is an awe-inspiring sight - a real highlight on any African Safari!
We can witness this spectacular natural wonder from the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park in Zambia - a superb photographic opportunity. In the late afternoon you can join a relaxing sunset dinner cruise on the mighty Zambezi River. The boat cruise is a fantastic way to end the day, giving you a chance to spot the wildlife and birds drawn to the river as the sun sets over the bush.
Saying goodbye to truly African Zambia we head into another one of Africa's top safari countries - Botswana. We cross over at the Kazangula Ferry border on the Zambezi River. Once in Botswana we drive to the northern town of Kasane, located on the banks of the Chobe River. Chobe River, home to hippos and other wildlife, forms a natural boundary between Botswana, Namibia and Zambia.
After lunch we take it easy and get ready for our camping trip in Chobe National Park. This afternoon we make our way into Botswana's leading national park for our overnight experience in the African wilderness. Chobe Park is one of the premier game parks in Southern Africa, renowned for its large herds of elephants.
We explore Chobe on a game drive en route to our safari camp inside the game park. On the game viewing drive rare sable and roan antelope are often sighted, along with impalas, kudu, elephants, giraffes and more. We also see a variety of birds, from raptor and plover to lilac breasted roller, as we drive!
The evening is spent musing over our wildlife encounters in Chobe Park and listening to the night sounds of nearby wildlife, interspersed by the silence of the African bush.
Getting up early after our night in the Botswana bush, we set off on a morning game drive in search of Chobe's varied wildlife. After our rewarding game drive we pack up camp and return to Kasane transferring to our safari truck for the short drive into Zimbabwe. Border formalities behind us, we cover the last bit of ground to nearby Victoria Falls.
Today we visit the largest sheet of falling water in the world - marvelling at the sheer size of this 1700m wide and 100m high waterfall. Watching Vic Falls plummet into the gorge below, sending up a massive cloud of mist, is an awesome experience! The local Kololo name for Vic Falls is Mosi-oa-Tunya, meaning 'The Smoke that Thunders'.
After a short briefing on the adventure activities available, you have time to relax at the camp pool, enjoy optional activities at Victoria Falls, or explore the town! Our safari campsite is conveniently situated in the centre of Victoria Falls town, within walking distance of the local restaurants, shops and booking agents for adventure activities.
The next two days of this unforgettable Kenya to Cape Town Highlights Safari are spent at Vic Falls, giving you time to take advantage of the fantastic optional adventure activities at Victoria Falls.
Optional activities include trips to Livingstone Island, horseback safaris, sunset boat cruises and swimming in Devil's Pool. Adrenalin junkies can bungee jump from the Victoria Falls Bridge connecting Zimbabwe and Zambia, or abseil down the Batoka Gorge. Gorge swinging and zip-line rides also offer an adrenalin rush!
All year round, flights in fixed-wing, micro light and ultralight aircraft or helicopters provide an aerial perspective over this magnificent World Heritage Site. White water rafting on the Zambezi River is up there with the best in the world, combining grade 5 rapids with gentler stretches. There are also tram tours, game viewing activities, cultural excursions and riverboarding trips.
This morning we enjoy breakfast before we make our way back across the Botswana border to the town of Kasane. Explore the town before lunch, then we prepare for another night of camping out in Chobe National Park, regarded as one of Africa's top safari destinations.
This afternoon we explore the park on a game drive as we head to our bush camp, looking out for the Big Five and other rare and interesting animals. Lion, buffalo, zebra, crocodile and hyena are commonly sighted along with the ubiquitous elephant, hippo and impala. We may also see leopard, cheetah, fox, serval, African wild dog and various antelope species, including puku, red lechwe, sable, roan and bushbuck.
We spend the night camping inside Chobe National Park surrounded by untamed nature. Chobe National Park is the premier national park in Botswana, renowned for its large herds of migratory elephants.
We continue exploring Chobe National Park in the morning, before returning to Kasane.
Then you have free time at camp to put your feet up, watch the birds and listen out for hippos in the river.
Later you have the chance to embark on a sunset boat cruise along the Chobe River. Keep an eye out for wildlife and the rich birdlife, while enjoying another spectacular sunset that only Africa can offer.
Today we head south-west along Chobe Park and on to the town of Maun, gateway to the southern part of the Okavango Delta.This huge expanse of water is unique to Southern Africa being the largest inland delta in the world.
This evening we prepare for our overnight adventure into the world-famous Okavango Delta of Botswana. Bring a smaller daypack along for this camping trip into the bush. Your safari guide will tell you a bit about the camping trip into the delta and advise you on what to pack. The next morning we will set off from Maun on our journey into the Okavango Delta.
On day 31 of this Kenya to Cape Town Highlights Safari we head into the Okavango Delta on our overnight camping trip. This excursion starts with a few hours of driving from Maun up north to a mokoro polers' base, where we switch to water-based travel. The dug out mekoros are traditional canoes that local guides pole through the reeds and winding waterways, much like gondoliers. A local team of staff hosts you at the tented camp, showing you around the camp when you arrive.
In the afternoon we venture into the bush on a mokoro ride or nature walk to get up close to the wilderness that is the Okavango Delta. Walking in the delta is a great way to discover the details of this intricate ecosystem, learning more about the flora and fauna. We look out for signs of animal activity and may even come across some of the delta animals that are not accustomed to seeing people.
The Okavango Delta is one of the last truly wild places on earth boasting remote islands and an incredibly rich variety of bird species and animals. We stay in dome tents with twin beds and basic en-suite bathrooms (long drop toilet and a bucket shower). Spending time in the Okavango Delta is a truly unique and remarkable wilderness experience!
This morning you have one last chance to take a game walk in the unspoilt Delta bush before we head back to Maun. We make our way out of the pristine delta by mokoro, switching to safari vehicles back at the poling station.
Reaching Maun in the early afternoon we have time for a fantastic optional scenic flight over the Okavango Delta. From the sky you can see just how enormous and wild the delta system is and marvel at its beauty, spotting wildlife from above.
On day 33 we drive southwest through Botswana, towards the border with Namibia. Our next stop is the small town of Ghanzi, located deep in the Kalahari Desert region of western Botswana.
This semi-arid region is home to descendents of the oldest inhabitants of Southern Africa - the Kalahari San, also known as Bushmen. You have the option of taking a cultural excursion to meet the local San and discover how they have adapted and survived in this inhospitable desert terrain over tens of thousands of years.
Today we set off into the rural hinterland, passing remote towns on our drive into Namibia to the west.
This afternoon we arrive in Windhoek, the capital city of Namibia, situated in the middle of the country, on the central plateau of the Khomas Highlands.
Windhoek is a small city by international standards, but an interesting and pleasant place to visit, as the cultural, economic and political heart of the country. Walk around the city and do some sightseeing and shopping, before enjoying an optional dinner out at one of the many excellent restaurants here.
Leaving the vibrant city we drive towards Etosha National Park, Namibia's premier game park.
This over 22 000 km² national park is set around the barren Etosha Pan, a flat expanse once covered by a huge inland lake. The game park is named after the salt pan with its shimmering mirages, hence the name Etosha, which means 'Great White Place'.
Teeming with a large variety of wild animals, insects and birds, Etosha offers superb game viewing in its dramatic landscapes. After lunch we take an afternoon game drive in the national park, going in search of lions, elephants, antelopes, giraffes, zebras and many others. Back at camp you can visit the floodlit watering hole for some night-time game viewing in Etosha.
Enjoy a full day of game viewing in the African bush visiting waterholes that attract a variety of animals and birds. The sparsely vegetated environment lends itself to game spotting at the water sources where animals congregate.
Look out for desert antelopes, such as the striking-looking oryx and springbok on the plains, as well as the large prides of lions.
The extensive network of gravel roads enables visitors to access most areas of Etosha Park. Crossing some 150 km of the Etosha, we see different types of vegetation as we drive, as well as the changing animal and bird life that these varying habitats support.
Later we leave Etosha National Park via the Anderson gate and make our way to our safari campsite only 10kms away from Etosha. Arriving at camp you can take a refreshing swim in the pool before dinner. Spend the evening unwinding at the camp and having a drink in the quaint bar.
We stay at a private game farm with camping facilities in a natural setting near Etosha Park.
The farm is home to various antelopes, including wildebeest, Damara dik-dik, gemsbok, eland, impala, springbok, steenbok and duiker, as well as zebra, ostriches and a variety of other birds. Today you can take an optional game drive and relax at the camp in the reserve.
Next up on our Kenya to Cape Town Highlights Overland Safari is Brandberg, the tallest mountain in Namibia, where we camp under star-filled African skies. If we arrive early enough you can explore the wilderness area around Brandberg on foot.
Onwards to Spitzkoppe, the ‘Matterhorn of Namibia’. We head to the dramatic Spitzkoppe, a giant granite outcrop in an otherwise flat part of Namibia. The highest geological formation is about 1728 m high and is recognized as one of the most distinctive natural landmarks in Namibia. Spitzkoppe is a sacred site of the ancient San people, housing important rock paintings. We stop briefly to explore Spitzkoppe on foot, visiting the San Rock Art in the area and taking in the impressive terrain and striking views.
Then it's on to Swakopmund, on the coast of Namibia, where we spend two nights taking it easy and having some fun. Arriving at coastal Swakopmund you will be briefed on the adventure activities on offer here.
Our Swakopmund accommodation is in dormitories, but you have the option of upgrading to private rooms through your safari guide (depending on availability).
Swakopmund is Namibia's prime holiday resort offering a fine selection of coffee shops, bars and restaurants to keep visitors entertained. Swakopmund has some lovely beaches for taking a pleasant stroll along the icy Atlantic Ocean. There is an interesting museum, an aquarium and various galleries to visit, as well as craft shops selling Namibian curios. Founded in 1892, Swakopmund still has a colonial German flavour, especially visible in its architecture.
Today on this Kenya to Cape Town Safari we spend the day chilling out, sightseeing or participating in a few of the numerous optional activities on offer in and around Swakopmund. Optional activities or excursions include; skydiving, horse riding, quad biking, sand boarding, scenic flights over the desert, cruises with the dolphins, fishing trips, golfing and more.
At this stage there might be a change in fellow passengers with some leaving us and some joining us for the next leg of the African Camping Safari.
Leaving Swakopmund, we head south towards the coastal town of Walvis Bay.
Then we journey inland into the ancient Namib Desert and our next safari destination - the Namib-Naukluft National Park. Once in the Namib, one of the world's oldest deserts, we set up camp at Sesriem, where we stay for the next two nights. Arriving at our camp there is time to explore this dramatic desert area on foot.
From our base, we can witness the changing faces of the mesmerizing Namib Desert. Nearby Sossusvlei features some of the highest sand dunes in the world, reaching over 300m tall. The towering Sossusvlei Dunes offer spectacular views over the sea of red-orange sands stretching out as far as the eye can see. We visit the striking Sossusvlei clay pan dotted with stark tree trunks that stand in sharp contrast with the dry, white earth and surrounding ochre dunes.
While in the Namib we climb the postcard-perfect Dune 45, enjoying open views over the stark terrain as the sun sets or rises. Dusk and dawn are ideal times for exploring the Namib Desert as the colours of the sand dunes become more vivid in the glow and the heat is less intense.
After watching the sunrise over Sesriem, savouring the tranquillity of the barren Namib Dunes, we travel south to the Fish River Canyon.
Namibia's Fish River Canyon is the second largest canyon in the world. The outer sides of this canyon were formed by tectonic activity and the Fish River has over time eroded the landscape shaping the inner walls of the canyon. The Fish River Canyon measures 161 km in length, is 27 km across and approximately 550 m deep.
We follow the road that runs along the eastern rim of the canyon, stopping at various vantage points that offer spectacular views over the deep chasm, the river below and the surrounding bush.
We wake up early and keep heading south to the Orange River, a short drive away. The Gariep, formerly known as the Orange River, forms the natural border between Namibia and South Africa.
We set up camp at a great little campsite on the South African side of the border. Here you can swim in the river, laze around at camp or enjoy a half-day canoe trip on the beautiful Orange River. This included canoeing trip follows the currents at an easy pace, making for a laid-back paddle through the unspoilt scenery along the riverbanks where a variety of birds can be spotted. Tonight you can enjoy a few drinks in the camp bar, looking out over the peaceful river.
We leave early this morning and travel through an area known as the Richtersveld, passing through the small town of Springbok.
Then we drive into the Namaqualand region of South Africa, known for its dazzling display of wildflowers in spring. The Namaqua daisies and other brightly-coloured indigenous flowers bloom from about September to October every year.
Our campsite for the night is set in the Cederberg Mountains amid scenic wine farms and fertile valleys. Take a stroll through the vineyards and enjoy the mountain views, before we do some wine tasting. After sampling some of South Africa's fine locally produced wines in the Cederberg Mountain range we retire for our final night of camping under the starry African skies!
We say goodbye to the lovely Cederberg area and continue south to one of the most beautiful cities in the world, Cape Town.
On our way to Cape Town we travel through the lush countryside of Citrusdal where the hills are covered in orchards of fruit trees. Then we traverse the Piketberg Pass and make our way down into the Western Cape's famous wine growing region. Our final destination is revealed as Table Mountain emerges in the distance. From Table Bay we view this iconic landmark that dominates the city of Cape Town.
Arriving in Cape Town we check in at our accommodation and then dive into exploring this lovely city.
Tonight we stay in dormitories at a well-loved backpackers hostel in Cape Town.
In the morning our Kenya to Cape Town Highlights Overland Camping Safari of a lifetime comes to an end in Cape Town!
This Budget African Safari starts in Nairobi, Kenya travelling south through Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Namibia, before ending in Cape Town, South Africa. The Kenya to Cape Town Highlights Safari departs from Nairobi in Kenya early on Tuesday morning. Should you wish to explore Nairobi, an earlier arrival is recommended. Accommodation can be booked through African Budget Safaris.
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Please note this tour or a portion of this tour may coincide with a family departure, in which case, children from 6 years old may be included in the tour. Please contact African Budget Safaris to confirm.
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