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58 days, from £1650
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Kigali to Cape Town Safari Overview
Get with the beat of Africa! Gorilla trek in the Virungas, Safari across the Serengeti and into Ngorongoro Crater. Swim in crystal clear waters off Zanzibar and visit in rural fishing villages by Lake Malawi. White water raft on the grade 5 rapids at Victoria Falls, get up close and personal with a rhino on a trek in Matopos. Lie back as you are poled through the maze of wetlands in the Okavango and trek to the top of Namibia's monumental red-gold dunes. Toast the perfect trip with a glass or two of a crisp South African wine in the wineries at Stellenbosch before arriving into Cape Town!

Kigali to Cape Town Overland Tours

* The Serengeti
* Ngorongoro Crater
* Private Game Reserve
* Matopos
* Etosha National Park
* Namib Naukluft National Park
* The Grumeti Reserve
* The Cheetah Sanctuary
* Cape Cross Seal Colony
* Spitzkoppe or similar
* Sossusvlei dunes
* Fish River Canyon
* Lake Victoria
* Brkfast & dinner whilst travelling on the truck
* Some pre-prepared barbecues
* Contribution to final group meal
* Camping whilst travelling on the truck
* 3 nights lodge stay, Swakopmund
* 1 night Ashanti Lodge, Cape Town
* Fully equipped expedition truck incl - fridge, gas, tents, sleep mats
* Services of Absolute Crew
* Ongoing advice
* All road tolls & taxes are paid

Countries visited: Rwanda, Uganda, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia, South Africa

Itinerary


 Day 1 RWANDA - UGANDA

Meet up in Kigali, Rwanda's capital city, transfer to Kisoro.

Optionals: Orphanage visit, Batwa village visit.


 Days 2 -3 UGANDA - RWANDA

Kisoro, Ruhengeri

Optionals: Mountain gorilla trek in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest , orphanage visit, Batwa village visit, golden monkey trek.


 Day 4 RWANDA

Kigali, night out in Kigali

Optionals:Orphanage visit, Batwa village visit, golden monkey trek, visit to Dian Fossey's grave, Genocide Museum and Memorial.


 Days 5 - 10 TANZANIA

Rusomo Falls, Mwanza, Game drives in the Serengeti, The Grumeti, with guided game drives in Ngorongoro Crater, evening celebratory barbecue on our arrival in Arusha.

Optionals: Maasai Village.


 Days 11 - 17 TANZANIA

including 4 nights allotted for Zanzibar Island....
Two days drive to Dar es Salaam on the coast, with the chance of views of Kilimanjaro en route, seafood barbecue at our camp on the Indian Ocean, preparations for the stay on Zanzibar Island.

Optionals: allowing for a four night stay on Zanzibar Island from day 13, returning to Dar es Salaam on day 17: Talk with us as to the special arrangements we can make for your stay on Zanzibar. We reserve accommodation in popular beach accommodation and in a lodge within ancient Stone Town, as well as your other requirements including the ferry bookings, transfers and spice tours.
Other options to budget for include snorkelling and scuba diving on Zanzibar sweeping coral reefs, to Prison Island famous for its giant tortoise population and to Jozani Forest to see the red colobus monkeys.
All accommodation and transfers including a spice tour on Zanzibar Island can be arranged ahead of time.


 Days 18 - 22 TANZANIA - MALAWI

Drive through Mikumi National Park, Lake Malawi beach camps, fishing village visits including for a traditional meal and dancing, curio markets.

Optionals: Water sports, Horse riding in the Lake, Livingstonia hike, School visit.


 Days 23 - 28 ZAMBIA - ZIMBABWE

Cross the Luangwa River en route to Lusaka. The Zambezi Valley and a relaxing few days at Lake Kariba..

Optionals: A houseboat cruise on the Lake visiting Matusadona and including a game cruise and fishing.


 Days 29 - 31 ZIMBABWE

Antelope Park, a private game reserve.

Optionals: Lion walks, horse rides, carriage ride.


 Day 32

ZIMBABWE
Bulawayo and Matopos National Park for a rhino trek and game drives.

Optional: Extra game drives.


 Days 33 - 36 ZIMBABWE

Action packed days in Zimbabwe's adventure capital, Victoria Falls.

Optionals: Bungee jump, Gorge swing and rap jump, flying fox, white water rafting, canoe trips, sundowner cruises, 'Flight of the Angels' scenic flight, horse rides and many other activities based around Victoria Falls.


 Days 37 - 41 BOTSWANA

Chobe safari lodge, Makgadikgadi Pans, Maun.

Optionals: Chobe National Park, game drive and game cruise, Okavango Delta guided mokoro safari, Moremi Game Reserve, Flight over the Delta.


 Days 42 - 47 NAMIBIA

Caprivi Strip, morning and afternoon game drives with entry and two nights camping in Etosha National Park, visit to a Cheetah Park, Spitzkoppe or similar.

Optionals: Hoba meteorite, Himba village visit, Visit with Bushmen, Evening game drive in Etosha, rock paintings.


 Days 48 - 51 NAMIBIA

Cape Cross Seal Colony, three to four night lodge stay in Swakopmund.

Optionals: Quad-biking, Sandboarding, Tandem sky diving, Desert flights, Township tour, Dolphin cruise, Open-sea fishing, Go-karting.


 Days 52 - 55 NAMIBIA - SOUTH AFRICA

Sossusvlei in the Namib Desert, Namib Naukluft National Park, Fish River Canyon, Ai Ais, Orange River.

Optionals: Guided walk on the Dunes, Canoeing on the Orange River.


 Days 56 - 58 SOUTH AFRICA

Stellenbosch, Cape Town.

Optionals: Wine tour.