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



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

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

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

This overland tour also runs in reverse from Cape Town to Nairobi.

Elephant, Etosha National Park
Fish River Canyon
Zanzibar Sunset

Tour Info

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

Brief Itinerary

Days 1 to 3:
Masai Mara National Reserve, Game Drives
Days 4 to 10:
Kampala, Kisoro, Gorilla Trek (optional), Lake Bunyonyi, Kampala, Jinja, White Water Rafting (optional)
Days 11 to 15:
Nakuru, Lake Nakuru National Park, Game Drives, Great Rift Valley, Lake Naivasha, Arusha
Days 16 to 24:
Serengeti National Park & Ngorongoro Crater (optional), Arusha, Pangani, Dar Es Salaam, Ferry to Zanzibar
Days 25 to 32:
Dar Es Salaam, Mikumi National Park, Lake Malawi Beaches, Lusaka
Days 33 to 36:
Livingstone, Zambezi Sunset Dinner Cruise (optional), Victoria Falls
Days 37 to 42:
Chobe National Park, Game Drive (optional), Boat Cruise, Okavango Delta, Maun
Days 43 to 51:
Kavango River, Etosha National Park, Game Drives, Cheetah Park, Spitzkoppe, Swakopmund
Days 52 to 56:
Sossusvlei, Namib Naukluft National Park, Fish River Canyon, Orange River, Cape Town

Departure Dates

START: Nairobi END: Cape Town
30 April 2017 24 June 2017
14 May 2017 08 July 2017
28 May 2017 22 July 2017
11 June 2017 05 August 2017
25 June 2017 19 August 2017
09 July 2017 02 September 2017
23 July 2017 16 September 2017
06 August 2017 30 September 2017
20 August 2017 14 October 2017
03 September 2017 28 October 2017
17 September 2017 11 November 2017
01 October 2017 25 November 2017
15 October 2017 09 December 2017
29 October 2017 23 December 2017
12 November 2017 06 January 2018
26 November 2017 20 January 2018
10 December 2017 03 February 2018
24 December 2017 17 February 2018

Optional Activities

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

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

KENYA

    Nairobi National Park (half day tour) USD 125
    Giraffe Centre USD 25
    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


UGANDA

    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


TANZANIA

    Serengeti / Ngorongoro Excursion (2 nights) from USD 590
    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


MALAWI

    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


ZAMBIA

    Zambezi Sunset Dinner Cruise USD 80


ZIMBABWE

    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


BOTSWANA

    Chobe National Park Game Drive USD 70
    Scenic Flight over the Okavango Delta USD 100


NAMIBIA

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


SOUTH AFRICA

    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


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DISCOUNTED TOUR PRICE
ZAR 29 330
(30% discount)
( normal price ZAR 41 900 )
LOCAL PAYMENT
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.)



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Africa conjures up images of magical animals, beautiful sunsets and wide open places, and this trip offers all this and so much more. Trek mountain gorillas in the misty rainforests of East Africa, explore culturally-rich Zanzibar, enjoy the hospitality of Malawi, and have adrenalin charged fun in the adventure playground of Victoria Falls. Then there are the famous game parks - the Serengeti & Ngorongoro Crater and the Masai Mara, which are some of the best places in Africa to see a whole host of African animals.