56 Day Great African Trek - Cape Town to Nairobi Overland Tour

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

From Table Mountain to Kenya's bustling capital of Nairobi, this epic fifty-six day African overland safari covers 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.

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

Included highlights

  • Orange River
  • Fish River Canyon
  • Namib Naukluft National Park
  • Sossusvlei
  • Swakopmund
  • Spitzkoppe
  • Cheetah Park
  • Etosha National Park
  • Chobe National Park Boat Cruise
  • Lake Malawi
  • Zanzibar Ferry
  • Dar Es Salaam
  • Lake Nakuru National Park
  • Lake Bunyonyi
  • Kampala
  • Great Rift Valley
  • Masai Mara National Reserve

Optional excursions

  • Orange River, Half Day Canoeing (Min 4) - US$ 25
  • Sossusvlei, Desert Walk (Min 4) - US$ 35
  • Swakopmund, Sky Diving - US$250
  • Swakopmund, Sand Boarding - US$ 45
  • Maun, 3 Day / 2 Night Drive-In/Mokoro Okavango Delta - US$150
  • Maun, Scenic Flight over the Okavango Delta - US$ 70
  • Chobe National Park, 1 Night Sleep Out - US$110
  • Chobe National Park, Game Drive - US$ 35
  • Victoria Falls, National Park Entry Fee - US$ 20
  • Victoria Falls, White Water Rafting on the Zambezi - US$ 95
  • Victoria Falls, Bungee Jump - US$ 90
  • Livingstone, Zambezi Sunset Dinner Cruise - US$ 40
  • Lake Malawi, Village Walk & Meal - US$ 10
  • Lake Malawi, Water Skiing - US$ 15
  • Zanzibar, Accommodation - US$ 20 p/p/p/n
  • Zanzibar, Stone Town Spice Tour - US$ 25
  • Arusha, 3 Day / 2 Night Serengeti/Ngorongoro Crater - US$ 410
  • Masai Mara, Masai Village Cultural Visit - US$ 5
  • Uganda, Rwanda or DRC, Gorilla Trek - US$375 to US$500
  • Kampala, Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary - US$ 50
  • Jinja, White Water Rafting on the Nile - US$ 95
  • Jinja, Softpower Community Project - US$ 25
  • Lake Naivasha, Elsamere High Tea - US$ 10
  • Lake Naivasha, Crescent Island Sanctuary - US$ 25

(All prices are approximate and are subject to change)


ZAR 28 690 p/p ZAR 24 395 p/p * + Local Payment of USD 1 470 p/p   (* Valid for bookings confirmed before 31 July 2014)
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