Overview

On this tour from Dar es Salaam to Johannesburg, we seek out some of Africa’s top safari destinations. We will discover the secrets that lie within the South Luangwa National Park, stand above the heights of Victoria Falls and look for rainbows in the sunshine before making our way to Chobe National Park where we will sip on sundowners as we watch the sun set over bathing elephants and grunting hippos. We then explore the waterways of the Okavango Delta by dugout canoe (traditionally known as a mokoro) on a three day adventure into the pristine wilderness.

Featured Highlights

Not all highlights are included in the tour price and form part of the Activity Package. Ideally we would include all activities, but not everyone can afford this. The Activity Package can be pre-purchased or bought through your guide on day 1 of your tour.

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Pre & Post Tour Accommodation

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Pre Tour Accommodation - Dar es Salaam

From R820
  Airport Transfer Available Kipepeo Beach Village

Kipepeo Beach is a mere 9kms from the heart of Dar es Salaam and on arrival you will feel like you have arrived on Zanzibar itself with it’s cool sea breeze, sparkling endless white sand beaches and crystal clear waters. Break away from the craziness of Dar es Salaam, … Read More

Post Tour Accommodation - Johannesburg

From R675
  Airport Transfer Available Belvedere Estate

Recently purchased by Nomad Adventure Tours, Belvedere Estate is a 4 star establishment with 15 en-suite, fully equipped, self-catering rooms, a sparkling swimming pool, braai boma, two lounges, dining area, snooker room, bar and friendly, welcoming staff. With a range of snacks, lunch and dining options, we welcome you as … Read More

Itinerary

Our tours come with an Activity Package. This is an optional additional payment that covers what we consider to be ‘essential activities’ on our tours and therefore this itinerary has been written with these items included in the day-by-day itinerary. Ideally we would include all of these, but not everyone can afford this.

Day 01

Mikumi

Today we leave the humid Indian Ocean coastline and our journey leads us to Mikumi National Park. Mikumi is home to lion, zebra, wildebeest, impala, buffalo and elephant. Today we have the opportunity to enjoy an optional afternoon game drive through the park.

Distance
±370km
Route
Dar es Salaam to Mikumi
Places
Mikumi
Optional Activities
Mikumi National Park Game Drive (min 6 clients)
Day 02

Iringa

Today we travel further inland and up to Iringa in the highland tea growing area. This evening our dinner is a traditional Kihehe dinner in a Kihehe hut (local tribe) or dinner in the famous Mud Ruins restaurant.

Distance
±220km
Route
Mikumi to Kisolanza
Included Activities
Diner in a local Masai Restaurant
Day 03

Malawi – Northern Lake Malawi

Leaving Tanzania we descend though scenic mountain passes to our lakeshore camp at Chitimba. Set on a golden sandy beach amongst banana palms and papaya trees, our accommodation for the night is surrounded by the famous Livingstonia and Nyika mountains.

Distance
±560km
Route
Iringa to Chitimba Beach
Day 04

Kande Beach

After arrival at Kande Beach, we will spend the next 2 days enjoying the many optional activities available, such as canoe rental and different water sports.

Distance
±170km
Route
Chitimba Beach to Kande Beach
Optional Activities
Snorkelling
Canoe Rental
One Day Scuba Diving for padi open water course
Scuba Diving
Day 05

Kande Beach

Today is free to relax or participate in one of the many optional activities available. In the afternoon we will go on a guided village walk in order to meet the local people and learn more about Malawian life.

Optional Activities
Snorkelling
Canoe Rental
One Day Scuba Diving for padi open water course
Scuba Diving
Diner at local restaurant – Kande Beach
Activity Package
Village Walk Tour
Day 06

Lilongwe

Today we depart Kande Beach and head towards the bustling city of Lilongwe. En route, we will stop at a local market to experience the culture and way of live of the Malawian people.

Distance
±465km
Route
Kande Beach to Lilongwe
Included Activities
Lilongwe Local Market Visit
Day 07

Zambia - South Luangwa National Park

Early in the morning we drive from Malawi and cross in to Zambia and continue to the South Luangwa National Park where we spend the next two nights right on the banks of the Luangwa River. You can often see hippos and other animals from the camp bar. This afternoon we enjoy an included sunset game drive in the South Luangwa NP.

Distance
±280km
Route
Lilongwe to South Luangwa National Park
Activity Package
Sunset Game Drive in South Luangwa National Park
Day 08

South Luangwa National Park

In the morning you have the opportunity to take another game drive. The park is known for its high concentration of leopards and hippos. After lunch we visit the community run tribal textile project and a local village.

Activity Package
Village and Textile Project Visit in South Luangwa
Optional Activities
Safari Walk in South Luangwa National Park
Morning Game Drive in South Luangwa National Park
Day 09

Chipata

We leave South Luangwa and drive through to Chipata where we will relax in the afternoon. Zambia is truly Africa, with its lush, sub-tropical vegetation.

Distance
±130km
Route
South Luangwa NP to Chipata
Places
Chipata
Day 10

Lusaka

The journey towards the bustling Zambian capital of Lusaka takes us along an interesting route. On week days there may be the opportunity to visit one of the interesting local markets of the Zambian capital city.

Distance
±590km
Route
Chipata to Lusaka
Places
Day 11

Victoria Falls

Today we journey from Lusaka, across the Zimbabwean border into Victoria Falls.

Distance
±570km
Route
Lusaka to Victoria Falls
Optional Activities
Dinner Out Victoria Falls
Day 12

Victoria Falls

Today is free for you to relax and explor the magnificent town of Victoria Falls.  Take the time to visit the markets to buy some curios or you can participate in one of the many optional activities available here.

Day 13

Victoria Falls

Today is free for you to relax and explore the magnificent town of Victoria Falls. Take the time to visit the markets to buy some curios or you can participate in one of the many optional activities available here.

Optional Activities
Zambezi Sunset Cruise
Bungee Jump – Solo
Helicopter Flights
Full Day White Water Rafting
Day 14

Zimbabwe – Victoria Falls – Botswana - Kasane

We depart Victoria Falls and head towards Kasane. Upon arrival at Kasane we set up camp on the banks of the Chobe River. This afternoon we enjoy a scenic sunset boat cruise in Chobe National Park. Elephants, Hippo, Crocodiles, Eland and many other creatures reside in Chobe so keep your cameras ready.

Distance
±100km
Route
Victoria Falls to Kasane
Optional Activities
Zambezi Sunset Cruise
Bungee Jump – Solo
Helicopter Flights
Full Day White Water Rafting
Activity Package
Vic Falls National Park Entry
Chobe National Park Boat Cruise
Day 15

Maun

We drive through to Maun. On arrival we will pack small overnight bags and prepare for our 2-day expedition into the Okavango. The rivers leading to the Okavango Delta have no passage to the ocean and irrigate instead some 15,000 square km’s of Kalahari Desert – forming the world’s largest inland Delta.

Distance
±680km
Route
Kasane to Maun
Places
Optional Activities
Scenic Flight over Okavango Delta (7 seat plane – time permitting)
Day 16

Okavango Delta

During your time in the Delta we enjoy the best nature has to offer. We travel into the Delta on a large 4×4 vehicle – in high water season boats are used. We join up with some of the local people and set up our bush camp for the next 2 nights. We go on nature walks and explore the Delta by mokoro traditional canoe (water level dependant). The Delta is truly spectacular and an unforgettable experience as the wild animals here are not used to people. Simply sitting and relaxing often results in rewarding bird or game viewing.
Please note: if you have not purchased the Activity Package you will stay at the campsite in Maun for the following 2 days.

Route
Maun to Okavango Delta
Activity Package
3 Day Delta Drive In (camping)
Day 16

Okavango Delta

In the morning we board our planes and head into the Delta. After a wonderful scenic flight we arrive at our base for the next two days. During your time in the Delta we enjoy the best nature has to offer. We go on nature walks and explore the Delta by mokoro traditional canoe (water level dependant). The Delta is truly spectacular and an unforgettable experience as the wild animals here are not used to people. Simply sitting and relaxing often results in rewarding bird or game viewing.
Please note: if you have not purchased the Activity Package you will stay at the accommodation in Maun for the following 2 days.

Distance
±30 min flightkm
Route
Maun to Okavango Delta
Activity Package
Okavango Delta Excursion (Accommodated)
Day 17

Okavango Delta

Today we spend our time in the Okavango Delta, exploring the waterways by traditional mokoro (traditional canoe) and also explore the Delta on foot with our nature walk.

Optional Activities
Tips for Polers
Day 17

Okavango Delta

Today we will continue exploring the Okavango Delta by mokoro (traditional canoe) and a enjoy a nature walk.

Optional Activities
Tips for Polers
Day 18

Nata

We leave the Delta behind us and travel east towards the town of Nata, near the Makgadikgadi Pans. The shady tree canopy surrounding the lodge is a hive of activity, with a bird feeding area and active water feature providing the bird watcher with the opportunity of viewing a variety of species from the comfort of the pool deck. The Helmeted Guineafowl, Crested Francolin, Yellow Hornbill, Pied and Arrowmarked Babblers, Glossy Starling, Meyers Parrot and Paradise Whydah are just some of the species you may encounter during your stay at the lodge.

Distance
±230km
Route
Maun to Nata
Places
Nata
Day 19

Khama Rhino Sanctuary - Palapye

We leave Nata behind us and drive towards Palapye, located on the banks of the tranquil Lotsane River. We visit the Khama Rhino Sanctuary, a community based wildlife project, where we experience a game drive to view the protected Rhinos.

Distance
±645km
Route
Nata to Palapye
Places
Palapye
Activity Package
Khama Rhino Sanctuary Game Drive
Day 20

South Africa - Johannesburg

Today we cross the border into South Africa and after quite a long, yet scenic drive we will arrive in Johannesburg. South Africa’s city of gold has much to offer and should not be underestimated as a travel destination.

Distance
±565km
Route
Palapye to Johannesburg
Optional Activities
Dinner Out Johannesburg

Activity Package

Below are all highlights that are part of the Activity Package. This is an optional additional payment that covers what we consider to be 'essential activities' on our tours. This payment is 100% transparent and is listed under the itinerary of the tour and in our pre departure information document.

  • Village Walk Tour
  • Sunset Game Drive in South Luangwa National Park
  • Village and Textile Project Visit in South Luangwa
  • Vic Falls National Park Entry
  • Chobe National Park Boat Cruise
  • 3 Day Delta Drive In (camping)
  • Okavango Delta Excursion (Accommodated)
  • Khama Rhino Sanctuary Game Drive

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