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Gorillas to Cape Town 69 Days

Kigali to Cape Town - Commencing with the opportunity to trek to see the mountain gorillas and with every possible chance to see the big five and more in game park after game park from the Masai Mara to the Serengeti to Etosha. Along the way, experience the cultures and stunning geography of East and Southern Africa, The Great Rift Valley, the vast savannah plains, Zanzibar's idyllic white beaches, Lake Malawi, Victoria Falls, the Okavango Delta and the dunes of Namibia. With the opportunity for an adrenalin rush or two - sky dive, gorge swing and white water rafting on the Zambezi's grade 5 rapids! 

Gorillas to Cape Town 69 Days
  • Trek the endangered Mountain Gorillas
  • Flamingos of Nakuru
  • Get up close to giraffes
  • Mosi Oa Tunya - the Smoke that Thunders
  • Plenty of big cat opportunities
  • Get off the beaten track
  • Meet the Himba people
  • Cross the equator
  • The spectacular dunes of Namibia
  • Shopping African style
  • Trek the endangered Mountain Gorillas
  • Flamingos of Nakuru
  • Get up close to giraffes
  • Mosi Oa Tunya - the Smoke that Thunders
  • Plenty of big cat opportunities
  • Get off the beaten track
  • Meet the Himba people
  • Cross the equator
  • The spectacular dunes of Namibia
  • Shopping African style

Days 1 - 3  

RWANDA- UGANDA

Meet up in Kigali, Rwanda's capital city, Genocide Memorial and Museum. Optional mountain gorilla trek in either Parc National des Volcans (Rwanda) or Bwindi Impenetrable Forest (Uganda).

Optionals: Gorilla Trek, trek to golden monkeys, visit to Dian Fossey's grave, orphanage and preschool visit, Batwa (Pygmy) village visit.

Days 4 - 9
UGANDA

Lake Bunyoni, Masaka or Mpanga Forest, Jinja, free day by the White Nile.

Optionals: Canoeing, whitewater rafting, bungee jumping, kayaking, voluntary work in a local school, quad biking, horse riding, sunset cruise on Lake Victoria.

Days 10-17
KENYA

Lake Nakuru National Park game drives, Masai Mara game drives, Nairobi

Optionals: Cycling safari in Hells Gate National Park, guided walk to Green Crater Lake, Elsamere for afternoon tea, balloon safari, Maasai village visit.

Days 18 - 23
TANZANIA

Athi plains, Arusha: three days free time for a choice of optional game drives in the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater, group barbecue on day 21 to celebrate the end of the Tanzania game drives. 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: Two nights/three days in the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater including morning and afternoon game drives, Overnight safari in Ngorongoro Crater with morning game drives, Maasai village visit, Olduvai Gorge Museum.

Days 24 - 28
TANZANIA

4 nights allotted for a stay on Zanzibar Island....

Optionals: Free time for the option to visit Zanzibar Island from day 24, returning to Dar es Salaam on day 28:

Talk with us as to the special arrangements we can make for your stay on Zanzibar. We reserve accommodation in popular beach cottages and in a lodge within the ancient capital, Stone Town as well as your other requirements including ferry bookings, transfers and spice tours.

Other options to budget for include snorkelling and scuba diving on Zanzibar's 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 29 - 33
TANZANIA - MALAWI

Drive through Mikumi National Park, Lake Malawi beach resort, visit traditional fishing villages, beach hop to second Malawi beach resort, visit traditional fishing villages with a traditional meal and dancing, curio markets.

Optionals: Water activities, village visit, horse riding on the Lake, Livingstonia hike, school visit, Lilongwe.

Days 34 - 35
ZAMBIA

Cross the Luangwa River en route to Lusaka.

Days 36 - 47
ZIMBABWE

Lake Kariba, Antelope Park (a private game reserve), Bulawayo, the capital of Mashonaland Province, Matopos National Park, game drives, rhino trek, Victoria Falls - action packed days in Zimbabwe's adventure capital.

Optionals: Houseboat cruise, Lion walks, horse rides, elephant rides, night encounters, wagon game rides, Extra afternoon game drives, White water rafting, bungee jump, gorge swing and abseil, Flight of the Angels, sunset cruise, interactive drumming, canoe excursions, horse rides and many other activities at the Falls.

Days 48 - 52
BOTSWANA

Kasane, Maun

Optionals: Chobe National Park game cruise, and/or guided game drives, Overnight and two night/three day mokoro safaris in the Okavango Delta, game drives in Moremi, scenic flights over the Delta.

Days 53 - 65
NAMIBIA

Caprivi Strip, morning and afternoon game drives with entry and two nights camping inside Etosha National Park, visit to a cheetah sanctuary, Spitzkoppe rock formations or similar, Cape Cross Seal Colony, three night lodge stay or similar in Swakopmund, Sossusvlei, Namib Naukluft National Park, Fish River Canyon, Orange River.

Optionals: Hoba meteorite, evening game drives. Himba village visit, rock engravings, open sea fishing, township tour, dune buggies, quad biking, sand boarding, go-karting, tandem sky diving, dolphin boat trip, desert scenic flights, guided walk on the dunes, rafting on the Orange River.

Day 65 - 69
NAMIBIA - SOUTH AFRICA

Stellenbosch, Cape Town.

Optionals: Wine tour.

Please note safari itineraries are given as a guide only. 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.

 

Included 
• The Masai Mara - 2 days
• Lake Nakuru National Park 
• The Genocide Memorial in Kigali
• Hippo cruise
• Lake Bunyoni 
• Lake Naivasha 
• Bujagali 
• Visit a local orphanage
• Free time in Kisoro and Jinja
• Matopos National Park 
• Etosha National Park
• Namib Naukluft National Park
• Mikumi National Park
• Private Game Farm
• Lake Malawi
• The Cheetah Sanctuary
• Cape Cross Seal Colony
• Sossusvlei Dunes
• Spitzkoppe or similar
• Fish River Canyon
• Breakfast & dinner whilst travelling on the truck
• Some pre-prepared barbecues
• Contribution to final group meal
• Camping whilst with 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

Not included 
• Optional excursions
• Visas
• Personal spending money
• Lunch & Drinks except where detailed
• Flights
• Travel Insurance
• Sleeping bag
• Tipping
• Airport Transfers except where detailed
• Gorilla Trekking Permit