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Northern Star 27 Day

From Johannesburg to Nairobi - game drives in the famous game parks of Ngorongoro Crater and the Serengeti. Three nights allocated on the tropical spice island Zanzibar Island, relax at Lake Malawi and experience the extreme sports at Victoria Falls. Game drives in Chobe National Park. 

Northern Star 27 Day

Days 1 - 3 


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

Optional: Game drive in Chobe National Park.

Days 4-6 

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

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

Optional: Second game drive in Hwange National Park.

Days 8 - 10 

Livingstone, Lusaka, the capital of Zambia, Chipata.

Days 11- 12 

South Luangwa National Park (depending on the season)

Optional: Extra 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 

Lilongwe en route to Lake Malawi.

Days 14- 15 

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

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

Day 17 

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

Day 18

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

Days 19 - 22

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. 

Optional: 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's untouched coral reefs, a visit 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 - 26

Market shopping, Maasai Cultural Centre and Museum. Transfer through to Simba Campsite, Ngorongoro Conservation Area.


Optional: Guided game drives in The Serengeti and overnight camp. 

Day 27 

Breakfast, morning game drives in Ngorongoro Crater, picnic lunch. Transfer back to Arusha by late afternoon, camping and evening bbq meal in Arusha.

Day 28

Shuttle transfer through to Nairobi

Please note safari itineraries are given as a guide only. In particular this itinerary can vary from 27 to 29 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.

• Ngorongoro Crater
• South Luangwa depending on the season 
• Hwange National Park 
• Painted Dog Conservation Centre
• Chobe National Park game cruise 
• Mikumi National Park 
• Breakfast and dinner whilst travelling with the truck 
• Some pre-prepared barbecues
• Camping whilst travelling on the truck
• Fully equipped expedition truck from Johannesburg to Nairobi 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