42 Day Southern Explorer - Nairobi to Cape Town Overland Tour

This Nairobi to Cape Town overland tour offers culture, wildlife and some of the most spectacular scenery to be found in Africa.

We travel from the bustling capital of Nairobi to the mother city of Cape Town. In between we search for the 'big five' in world renowned game parks, relax on white-sand beaches and snorkel the magnificent reefs on Zanzibar, and enjoy the tranquil setting along Lake Malawi.

Southern Africa doesn't disappoint with the majestic Victoria Falls, the highest sand dunes in the world in Namibia and impressive Table Mountain.

Southern Explorer Overland Safari
Southern Explorer Overland Safari
Southern Explorer Overland Safari

Tour Info

Nairobi, Kenya
Cape Town, South Africa
42 days
Group size:
Maximum 30 passengers
Safari vehicle:
Overland truck

Brief Itinerary

Days 1 to 4:
Arusha, Serengeti National Park & Ngorongoro Crater (optional), Arusha
Days 5 to 9:
Pangani, Dar Es Salaam, Ferry to Zanzibar
Days 10 to 17:
Dar Es Salaam, Mikuni National Park, Lake Malawi Beaches, Lusaka
Days 18 to 22:
Livingstone, Zambezi Sunset Dinner Cruise (optional), Victoria Falls
Days 23 to 27:
Chobe National Park, Game Drive (optional), Boat Cruise, Okavango Delta (optional)
Days 28 to 32:
Maun, Kavango River, Etosha National Park, Game Drives, Cheetah Park
Days 33 to 36:
Spitzkoppe, Swakopmund
Days 37 to 42:
Sossusvlei, Namib Naukluft National Park, Fish River Canyon, Orange River, Cape Town

Departure Dates

START: Nairobi END: Cape Town
10 July 2016 06 August 2016
24 July 2016 20 August 2016
07 August 2016 03 September 2016
21 August 2016 17 September 2016
04 September 2016 01 October 2016
18 September 2016 15 October 2016
02 October 2016 29 October 2016
16 October 2016 12 November 2016
30 October 2016 26 November 2016
13 November 2016 10 December 2016
27 November 2016 24 December 2016
11 December 2016 07 January 2017
25 December 2016 21 January 2017

Optional Activities

The following Optional Activities are available on this overland safari.

Please Note: Prices are approximate and can change at any given time. Please use as a guideline only.


    Nairobi National Park (half day tour) USD 125
    Giraffe Centre USD 15


    Serengeti / Ngorongoro Excursion (2 nights) from USD 500
    Olduvai Gorge USD 10
    Zanzibar Accommodation (p/p/p/n) USD 40-60
    Zanzibar Spice Tour USD 40
    Stone Town Tour USD 50
    Prison Island Snorkelling Trip USD 30
    Dhow Sunset Cruise USD 40
    Dhow Fishing Trip USD 40
    Dolphin Trip USD 40
    Nungwe Snorkel Trip (half day) USD 40
    Scuba Diving from USD 100


    Fresh Water Diving (Kande Beach) from USD 55
    Snorkelling (full day) USD 30
    Village Walk and Meal USD 20
    Traditional Healer Visit USD 10
    Livingstonia Mission Hike (30km return) USD 10


    Zambezi Sunset Dinner Cruise USD 80


    Entry to Vic Falls National Park USD 35
    Microlight over the Falls (15 mins) USD 170
    Helicopter over the Falls (15 mins) USD 155
    Zambezi River Rafting (full day) USD 140
    Full Day Adrenaline (min 10 pax) USD 160
    Rafting and Boarding Combo USD 180
    Bungee Jumping (111m) USD 150
    Elephant Back Safari USD 150


    Chobe National Park Game Drive USD 70
    Okavango Delta Mokoro Excursion (2 nights) USD 170
    Scenic Flight over the Okavango Delta USD 100


    Sandboarding USD 55-70
    Quadbiking USD 100
    Skydiving USD 350
    Township Tour USD 80


    Gariep River Canoeing (min 4) USD 50
    Wine Tasting (Cederberg) USD 15
    Shark Cage Diving from USD 200
    Whale Viewing (seasonal) USD 90
    Township Tour (half day) USD 65
    Cape Point (day trip) USD 100
    Winelands (day trip) USD 90


ZAR 19 530
(30% discount)
( normal price ZAR 27 900 )
USD 1 210 *

* The Local Payment forms part of the overall tour price. This amount is payable on the day of tour departure and is used to cover expenses while on the road (i.e. park fees, camping fees, food, road tolls, included activities, etc.)