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Flight of the Flamingos - 43 Days

Johannesburg to Nairobi. Beginning in the 'City of gold' Johannesburg, traveling across into beautiful Botswana, cruising the Chobe river, game drives in Hwange National Park, with a visit to the Painted Dog conservation Centre. Chill out in Victoria falls or get your blood pumping with some extreme sports. Game drives in the famous Ngorongoro Crater and The Serengeti. You have the option to head over the to paradise island of Zanzibar. Trekking with the mountain gorillas is often a highlight for many. Traveling through Uganda and Rwanda, you can visit a pre-school, Jinja and the famous Masai Mara. 

Flight of the Flamingos - 43 Days

Days 1 - 3 
SOUTH AFRICA - BOTSWANA

Depart Johannesburg, departure meeting, Kasane, Chobe National Park game cruise.

Optional: Game drive in Chobe National Park.

Days 4-6 
ZIMBABWE

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

Optionals: Lion walks, horse rides, elephant rides, white water rafting, canoeing, 'Flight of the Angels' scenic flights, bungee jump, gorge swing,rap jump, flying fox, interactive drumming, sunset cruise and many other activities based around Victoria Falls.

Day 7
ZIMBABWE

Guided game drives in Hwange National Park and Painted Dog Conservation Centre.

Optional: Second game drive in Hwange National Park.

Days 8 - 10
ZAMBIA

Livingstone, Lusaka, the capital of Zambia, Chipata.

Days 11- 12 
ZIMBABWE - ZAMBIA

South Luangwa National Park (depending on the season)

Optional: Game drives in South Luangwa National Park

Please note when Luangwa is out of season we will spend an extra night in Hwange National Park. 

Days 13 
MALAWI

Lilongwe en route to Lake Malawi.

Days 14- 15
MALAWI

Lake Malawi beach camp, village visits including for a traditional meal and curio markets.

Optionals: Water sports, horse riding in the Lake, school visit.

Day 16
MALAWI

 

More time to enjoy rural Malawi and relax by the Lake.

Day 17
TANZANIA

 

The mountains of the southern Rift Valley, camping over at The Farmhouse at Iringa. 

Day 18 
TANZANIA

Baobab Valley, Mikumi National Park, Dar es Salaam on the Indian Ocean coast.

Days 19 - 22 
TANZANIA

Zanzibar Island

3 nights are allocated for your stay on Zanzibar. We reserve accommodation in popular beach cottages and in a lodge within ancient Stone Town, as well as your other requirements including the ferry bookings, transfers and spice tours. 

Optionals: Free time for the option to visit Zanzibar Island from day 19, returning to Dar es Salaam on day 22 

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 23 - 24 
TANZANIA

Arusha

Market shopping, Maasai Cultural Centre and Museum.

Day 25
TANZANIA

Guided game drives in Ngorongoro Crater- a perfectly intact valcanic caldera to spot the 'Big 5' and many more.

Days 26
TANZANIA

Visit to a Maasai village, Afternoon game drives in the Serengeti, camp in the centre of the park.

Day 27 
TANZANIA

Morning game drives. Exit the Serengeti to camp in the Grumeti, near Ikoma Gate.

Optional:Evening game drives.

 

Day 28
TANZANIA

Mwanza, Lake Victoria. 

Optionals Guided game walks in the Grumeti.

Day 29 
TANZANIA

Village stop over.

Day 30
RWANDA 

Kigali.

Days 31- 32
UGANDA

Kisoro and the Virungas 

Optionals:Genocide Memorial and Museum, Mountain gorilla trek in either Parc National de Volcans (Rwanda) or Bwindi Impenetrable Forest (Uganda), golden monkey trek, visit to Dian Fossey's grave, orphanage and preschool visit, Batwa (Pygmy) village.

Day 33
UGANDA

Kabale.

Days 34
UGANDA

Mbarara, Equator stop and drum markets, Kampala. 

Days 35- 36
UGANDA

Jinja and the While Nile and Bujagali Falls.

Optionals: White water rafting, village walks, bungee-jumping, kayaking, boat trips, voluntary work in a local school, quad biking, horse riding, kayaking.

Day 37 
KENYA 

Eldoret

Day 38 -39
KENYA 

Nakuru, Guided game drives in Nakuru National Park

Days 40-41
KENYA 

Lake Naivasha

Optionals: Elsamere for afternoon tea, cycling in Hells Gate National Park, guided walk to Green Crater Lake, hippo cruise.

Day 42- 43 
KENYA 

Masai Mara

The Masai Mara, afternoon and morning game drives

Optionals: Maasai village visit, balloon safari.

Days 44 
KENYA 

Nairobi

Optionals:Night out at a Nairobi resturant.

Please note safari itineraries are given as a guide only. In particular this itinerary can vary from 43 to 45 days. A safari is a journey and true journeys in Africa unfold and are of an adventurous nature. The unexpected can arise, so do allow for this.

Feel free to give us a call about your safari plans. We look forward to your further enquiries.

What's Included 
• Masai Mara 
• Ngorongoro Crater 
• The Serengeti National Park
• South Luangwa depending on the season 
• Hwange National Park
• Chobe National Park
• Lake Nakuru
• Grumeti Reserve
• Some pre-prepared barbecues
• Camping whilst with the truck
• Fully equipped expedition truck incl - fridge, gas, tents, sleep mats travelling from Johannesburg to Nairobi
• Services of Absolute Crew
• Ongoing advice
• Transport from Johannesburg to Nairobi
• All road tolls & taxes are paid

What's not included 

• Optional excursions
• Visas
• Gorilla Permit
• Lunch & Drinks except where detailed
• Flights
• Travel Insurance
• Sleeping bag
• Tipping
• Airport Transfers except where detailed