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Across Africa Safari

Across Africa Safari
Across Africa Safari

OVERVIEW

Travel with us through 6 African countries in what is dubbed as 'Exploring The Mother Continent'. Africa offers many hidden gems with great lakes, crystal blue beaches with pearly white sands, jaw-dropping flora and majestic wildlife and mountains within its borders. Join us as we explore East Africa, renowned as a mountainous paradise, with the best tracking safari to see mountain gorillas, boat tours, deep blue waters of the cold Atlantic in South Africa, large herds of elephants, buffalo, giraffe, and antelope, as well as big cats come to drink, bathe, and play on the riverbanks, the longest river in Africa and much more. On this trip we will travel back to the earliest beginnings of the world.

DURATION

29 Days

START LOCATION: South Africa

END LOCATION: Uganda

THINGS TO BRING
• Wear comfortable shoes
• Bring spare closed shoes, change of clothes, backpack, towel, hat, lotion, swimwear, jacket, camera and money for souvenirs and photos

Itinerary

Day 1: Cape Town to Johannesburg

Pass By: Coleskop Street, Coleskop St, Rosedale, Upington, 8801, South Africa
We depart Cape Town in the morning and head to Johannesburg. We enjoy beautiful views of koppies (little hills) flanked by the towering Coleskop (Magic Mountain) situated in the majestic Karoo. This mountain creates such a special illusion as you travel closer to it.

Pass By: Little Karoo, South Africa
Situated in the heart of the Great Karoo, there is no better place to take in the view of this breathtaking landscape than from here.

Pass By: Great Karoo, South Africa
The Great Karoo is one of South Africa’s best kept secrets and the expansive beating heart of the country. From its incomparable stark natural beauty to its old school farm-style charm, our drive through the Karoo will leave us mesmerized.

Pass By: Du Toits Peak, South Africa
Du Toits Peak (1,995 m) is the highest seaward-facing peak in the Cape Fold Belt ranges, i.e. the highest peak in the Western Cape within direct sight of the ocean. It is located between Paarl and Worcester in the south-west of South Africa. We'll drive past immersing ourselves in the beauty of these mountains

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: We overnight at Villa Vittoria Lodge in Johannesburg. Shared Accommodation

Day 2: Johannesburg, South Africa to Palapye, Botswana

Stop At: Old Palapye, Malaka Road, Palapye Botswana
We depart Johannesburg in the morning crossing the border into Botswana. Our accommodation tonight is situated in the area known as Palapye, which is famous for its geographical features. Upon arrival at our overnight stop, we will enjoy views of beautiful gorges, stone walls and old Palapye.
Duration: 12 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at Cresta Botsalo Hotel. Shared Accommodation

Day 3: Palapye to Kasane

Stop At: Kwalape Safari Lodge, Plot 82RO along Kazungula Kasane road, Kasane, Botswana
Today we bid farewell to Palapye and head to Kasane, traveling straight to Kwalape Safari Lodge where we will spend the night. Our camp is situated 10 minutes to the border between Botswana and Zambia.
Duration: 10 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at Kwalape Safari Lodge. Shared Accommodation at Campsite

Day 4: Kasane (Chobe National Park)

Stop At: Chobe National Park, Chobe National Park, North-West District
We spend half the day on excursions in Chobe National Park.
Duration: 7 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at Kwalape Safari Lodge. Shared Accommodation at Campsite

Day 5: Kasane, Botswana to Victoria Falls, Zambia

Stop At: Victoria Falls, Zambezi River, Livingstone 10101 Zambia
It’s a rather short drive to reach our destination, Victoria Falls. Upon arrival in the town we will head straight to the adventure centre where you will receive a presentation of the many activities on offer and will have the opportunity to book some activities. Our visit to the falls will take place in the afternoon
Duration: 5 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at Thorn Tree House, Livingstone. Shared Accommodation

Day 6: Victoria Falls

Stop At: Livingstone, Zambia
Nearly everyone spends the day white water rafting, a not to be missed experience of a lifetime! Victoria Falls offers many exciting activities so we recommend you add a post-tour night here.
Duration: 12 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at Thorn Tree House, Livingstone. Shared Accommodation

Day 7: Livingstone to Lusaka

Stop At: Protea Hotel by Marriott Lusaka Cairo Road, Plot 11 A Cnr Katondo & Cairo Road Cairo Road, Lusaka 10101, Zambia
Leaving behind the natural marvel of Victoria Falls we continue our journey. After living Livingstone, we journey toward the dynamic Zambian capital of Lusaka
Duration: 12 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at Protea Hotel Lusaka. Shared Accommodation

Day 8: Lusaka to kapishya Hot springs, Mpika

Stop At: Kapishya Hot Springs, North Luangwa National Park Zambia
Leaving behind the dynamic Lusaka city we continue our expedition, we drive to Kapishya Hot springs where we will spend a refreshing 2 days
Duration: 1 day

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at Kapishya hot springs. Shared Accommodation

Day 9: Kapishya Hot springs

Stop At: Kapishya Hot Springs, North Luangwa National Park Zambia
Spend the day relaxing and enjoying nature. A visit to Shiwa house, farm and swimming in the famous hot springs
Duration: 8 hours

Stop At: Shiwa Ngandu, Mpika 80100 Zambia
At Shiwa Ngandu (The Africa House) we'll enjoy an intricate and mesmerizing African history, both Ancient and Colonial delights. The estate combines this rich and varied history with a world class private game reserve that is home to over thirty species of wildlife and over two-hundred species of birds.
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at Kapishya Hot springs campsite

Day 10: Kapishya Hot springs, Zambia to Mbeya, Tanzania

Stop At: Hotel Desderia, Mbeya, Kaunda Ave, Mbeya, Tanzania
We rise early and depart for Mbeya where we will spend the night. Our guides will provide you with a briefing about the next days’ activities in the Iringa region.
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: We overnight at Hotel Desderia. Shared Accommodation

Day 11: Mbeya to Iringa

Stop At: Kisolanza, The Old Farm House, Iringa, Tanzania
Today we drive towards the historical Iringa town. After arrival, we settle in and prepare for our afternoon activity that ends with sundowners overlooking the magnificent hills of Iringa. The evening is spent around the campfire.
Duration: 10 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: We overnight at Kisolanza The Old Farm House. Shared Accommodation

Day 12: Isimila Stone Age Site, Museum

Stop At: Isimila Stone Age Site, Iringa Tanzania
Spend the day exploring the spectacular Isimila Stone Age Site and Museum.
Duration: 5 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: We overnight at Kisolanza The Old Farm House

Day 13: Iringa to Dar es Salaam

Stop At: City Lodge Hotel Dar Es Salaam, Corner Magore and Vijibweni Street Upanga Dar es Salaam TZ, Dar es Salaam 11103, Tanzania
Travel to Dar es Salaam early morning. Arrive in time to book our tickets for the Zanzibar Ferry the next day. We have an option of checking out the nightlife.
Duration: 10 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: We overnight at City Lodge Hotel Dar Es Salaam. Shared Accommodation

Day 14: Dar es Salaam to Zanzibar

Stop At: Stone Town, Zanzibar City Tanzania
Take the ferry at 07:00 am. Arrive in Zanzibar mid-morning. We will then take a tour of Zanzibar’s attractions. We will check out prison island, stone town and the beach
Duration: 7 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: We overnight at The Seyyida Hotel & Spa, Stone Town Zanzibar's Boutique Hotel. Shared Accommodation

Day 15: Zanzibar

Stop At: Memories of Zanzibar, Kenyata Road Opposite Post Office, Shangani, Stone Town, Zanzibar City Tanzania
Spend a second day exploring Zanzibar’s rich history and attractions. You will get a comprehensive view and walk around the city, magnificent architecture, narrow alleys, main city market, sand and stone walled ancient buildings that are over 200 years.
Duration: 6 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: We overnight at The Seyyida Hotel & Spa, Stone Town Zanzibar's Boutique Hotel. Shared Accommodation

Day 16: Zanzibar to Dar es Salaam

Stop At: City Lodge Hotel Dar Es Salaam, Corner Magore and Vijibweni Street Upanga Dar es Salaam TZ, Dar es Salaam 11103, Tanzania
Take the ferry at 07:00 am. Arrive in Dar es Salaam mid-morning. Relax in the afternoon. Optional activities include spending time at the beach and sampling out the nightlife.
Duration: 10 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: We overnight at City Lodge Hotel. Shared Accommodation

Day 17: Dar es Salaam to Arusha

Stop At: Venus Premier Hotel, Plot No 15, Block D, Martine Street, Arusha, Tanzania, Arusha 15113, Tanzania
Leave Dar es Salaam for Arusha early in the morning arriving late afternoon. On the way we drive through the town of Moshi situated at the magnificent Mount Kilimanjaro – Africa’s highest mountain, do a city tour and enjoy the Mt Kilimanjaro view.
Duration: 10 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: We overnight at Venus Premier Hotel. Shared Accommodation

Day 18: Arusha, Tanzania to Nairobi, Kenya

Stop At: Monduli, Monduli, Arusha Region
Visit the Maasai community in Amboseli or Arusha before heading out to Nairobi in the morning via the Namanga border. We clear at the border and then proceed to Nairobi city where we spend the night.
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: We overnight at ibis Styles Hotel Westlands Nairobi. Shared Accommodation

Day 19: Nairobi to Naivasha

Stop At: Hell's Gate National Park, Lake Road South South of Lake Naivasha, Naivasha 20117 Kenya
Travel early to Naivasha enjoying the scenic drive. Naivasha is home to a multitude of birdlife. At 1880m, this is the highest of the rift valley lakes. We spend the day enjoying excursions such as a Boat Ride to Crescent Island, Hell’s Gate National Park and Crater Lake visits.
Duration: 4 hours

Stop At: The Maasai Market, Slip Rd, Nairobi Kenya
Visit the Nairobi Maasai market, the biggest and oldest form of flea market. This is the place to shop if you are looking for affordable, beautiful and colourful souvenirs to take back home with you. It is an open air market with a wide variety of items to shop including African pots and pans, African paintings, African materials, curios, jewellery, shoes, bags, clothes, utensils, you name it-it will be at the Maasai Market.

Note: It operates from about 8am to 7pm every day except Mondays.
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: We overnight at Dove Nest Lodge. Shared Accommodation

Day 20: Naivasha, Kenya to Mbale, Uganda

Stop At: Mount Elgon Hotel & Spa, Plot 30 Tom Masaba Rd, Mbale, Uganda
Set off for Uganda in the morning with a brief stopover in Nakuru, the capital of the Rift Valley Province and lies adjacent to a wildlife rich Lake Nakuru National Park. Later on we cross the border into Uganda where we overnight in Mbale
Duration: 9 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: We overnight at Mount Elgon Hotel & Spa. Shared Accommodation

Day 21: Sipi Falls Adventure

Stop At: Sipi Falls, Kapchorwa Uganda
Explore stunning beauty as you take on the adrenaline packed Abseiling experience descending off a 100 m ridge close to a roaring waterfall. Take a guided coffee safari and see the path coffee takes from the farm to the final product. We overnight in kapchorwa.

Note: Abseiling is an optional activity
Duration: 9 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: We overnight at Sipi Falls Lodge. Shared Accommodation

Day 22: Pian Upe Game Reserve

Stop At: Pian Upe Game Reserve, Nakapiripirit, Uganda
Head out to Pian Upe Game Reserve and enjoy a bush breakfast, lunch and a sundowner as the Pian Hills and Wildlife beckon to romance and a fascinating evening. Also experience a wilderness camping and a Karamojong village tour
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: We overnight at Uganda Wildlife Authority Bandas. Shared Accommodation

Day 23: Pian Upe to Jinja

Stop At: Source of the Nile - Speke Monument, Bukaya Njeru, Jinja 7675 Uganda
After marveling at our Sipi Falls and Pian Upe Game Reserve, we embark on our drive to Jinja which is referred to as the Adventure capital of East Africa. We will then explore the source of River Nile and do a Sunset Cruise to Samuka Island.
Duration: 9 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: We overnight at Source of the Smile Hotel & Guesthouse . Shared Accommodation

Day 24: Jinja Adventure

Stop At: Source of The Nile., Nile Cres, Uganda
We will spend another day in Jinja seeing the sights and sounds.

Optional Activity: White Water Rafting, Quad Biking, Boat Cruise
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: We overnight at Source of the Smile Hotel & Guesthouse. Shared Accommodation

Day 25: Lake Bunyonyi

Stop At: Lake Bunyonyi, Kabale District, Kabale Uganda
From Jinja we drive to Lake Bunyonyi in Kabale passing through Kampala. We cross the Equator and stop for the traditional “one-foot in each hemisphere” photo opportunity. Lake Bunyonyi has the deepest crater lake in Africa and is home to a large and varied number of beautiful birds. We overnight in Kabale. Activities include bird watching and canoeing
Duration: 10 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: We overnight at Edirisa. Shared Accommodation

Day 26: Lake Bunyonyi to Kisoro

Stop At: Rushaga Gorilla Camp, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Bwindi, Uganda
We drive out in the morning to Kisoro, which is the base from which the optional Gorilla Tracking takes place. We will trek in Mgahinga or Bwindi National Parks.
Duration: 10 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: We overnight at Rushaga Gorilla Camp. Shared Accommodation

Day 27: Gorilla Tracking

Stop At: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Buhoma Kanungu and Kisoro, Kabale Uganda
This morning, we trek with trained park rangers in search of the mountain Gorillas. We spend half the day with these odd sounding and gorgeous primates.
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: We overnight at Rushaga Gorilla Camp. Shared Accommodation

Day 28: Kampala

Stop At: Speke Hotel, Nile Avenue Kimathi Ave, Kampala, Uganda
After the thrilling Gorilla experience and enjoying the astonishing Lake Bunyonyi, we begin our drive back to Kampala with a brief stopover at Igongo Cultural Centre. We overnight in kampala and have an opportunity to sample its nightlife.
Duration: 10 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: We overnight at Red chilli Hideaway. Shared Accommodation

Day 29: Entebbe Airport

Stop At: Entebbe International Airport, 14 Kitaasa Rd, Entebbe, Uganda
This morning we exchange contacts and part ways, having just experienced a trip of a lifetime. We suggest you extend your stay by a few days to explore more sights. Transfer to Entebbe Airport. End of Tour!
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
No accommodation included on this day.



Duration:29 days
Commences in:Cape Town Central, South Africa
Country:South Africa
City:Cape Town Central

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