56 Day Cape Town to Nairobi Overland Tour

This Cape Town to Nairobi overland tour is an epic 56 day African overland safari covering all the highlights of nine countries in southern and east Africa.

Beginning in dynamic Cape Town, easily one of the most beautiful cities in the world, we visit the giant sand dunes in Namibia's Namib-Naukluft Park, the vast wilderness of the Okavango Delta and the thundering Victoria Falls.

Idle away sunny days on Lake Malawi, bask on palm-backed beaches on Zanzibar, watch thousands of animals trample the plains of the Masai Mara and the Serengeti, and stare into the soft brown eyes of a gorilla.

Elephant, Etosha National Park
Fish River Canyon
Zanzibar Sunset

Tour Info

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

Brief Itinerary

Days 1 to 5:
Cape Town, Cederberg Area, Orange River, Fish River Canyon, Namib Naukluft Park, Sossusvlei
Days 6 to 9:
Swakopmund, Spitzkoppe
Days 10 to 13:
Cheetah Park, Etosha National Park, Game Drives, Kavango River
Days 14 to 19:
Maun, Okavango Delta (optional), Chobe National Park, Game Drive (optional), Boat Cruise
Days 20 to 25:
Victoria Falls, Livingstone, Zambezi Sunset Dinner Cruise (optional), Lusaka
Days 26 to 32:
Malawi Beaches, Mikumi National Park, Dar Es Salaam
Days 33 to 36:
Zanzibar, Dar Es Salaam
Days 37 to 41:
Arusha, Serengeti National Park (optional), Ngorongoro Crater (optional), Arusha, Namanga
Days 42 to 45:
Masai Mara Game Reserve, Game Drives, Nakuru
Days 46 to 52:
Kampala, Kisoro, Gorilla Trek (optional), Lake Bunyonyi, Kampala, Jinja, White Water Rafting (optional)
Days 53 to 56:
Nakuru, Lake Nakuru National Park, Game Drives, Great Rift Valley, Lake Naivasha, Nairobi

Departure Dates

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

Optional Activities

The following Optional Activities are available on this Cape Town to Nairobi overland tour.

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
    Masai Village Cultural Visit USD 15
    Masai Warrior Dancing USD 10
    Masai Mara Hot Air Balloon USD 550
    Naivash Horse Riding (per hour) USD 25
    Naivasha Boat Hire (max 7 pax) USD 60
    Elsamere Visit (Home of Joy Adamson) USD 25
    Hells Gate National Park USD 65
    Crescent Island USD 40


    White Water Rafting on the Nile USD 160
    Nile River Bungee USD 120
    Jinja Quad Biking (2 hours) USD 100
    Adrift / Softpower Community Project USD 35
    Horse Riding (excl. transfer) from USD 60
    Chimpanzee Sanctuary (excl. transfer) from USD 80
    Gorilla Trekking from USD 600


    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 29 330
(30% discount)
( normal price ZAR 41 900 )
USD 1 670 *

* 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.)