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Rivers of Africa - 43 Days

Kampala to Victoria Falls. From the White Nile to the Zambezi River! With a gorilla trek, game drives across the Serengeti and in Ngorongoro Crater, staying on the tropical island of Zanzibar to snorkel and scuba dive, and by Lake Malawi. Game cruise down the Kazinga Channel, visit a chimp sanctuary and help out in a local school. Rhino trekking, lion walking and elephant rides, bungee jump, gorge swinging, quad biking and white water rafting - adrenalin activities plus! 

Rivers of Africa - 43 Days

Days 1 - 3 

Transfer to Jinga, departure meeting by the White Nile and Bujagali Falls. 

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

Days 4 - 8

Kampala, Lake Victoria, Drum markets, Queen Elizabeth National Park including a game cruise and game drive, Kabale.

Optionals: Chimpanzee trekking in a Ugandan Forest.

Days 9 - 11

Kigali, Kisoro and the Virungas.

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

Days 12 - 13

Cross into Tanzania near the Rusoma River, Mwanza, Lake Victoria.

Days 14 - 17

Mwanza, Game drives in the Serengeti, The Grumeti, with guided game drives in Ngorongoro Crater, Mto Wa Mbu markets, evening celebratory barbecue on our arrival in Arusha.

Optionals: Game walks and evening game drives in the Grumeti, Olduvai Gorge Museum, Maasai Village.

Days 18 - 19

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 when we arrive, and final preparations for the stay on Zanzibar Island.

Days 20 - 24
TANZANIA - Five days allocated for Zanzibar Island....

Free time to allow for an optional stay on Zanzibar island from day 20, returning to Dar es Salaam on day 24.

Talk with us as to the special arrangements we can make for your accommodation staying in beach cottages and the traditional ancient capital, Stone Town, and your other requirements including 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 spice tours on Zanzibar Island can be arranged ahead of time.

Days 25 - 29

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

Optionals: Water sports, horse riding in and by the Lake, Livingstonia hike, school visit, a village meal and dancing.

Days 30 - 32

Lilongwe. Cross the Luangwa River en route to Lusaka.

Optional: Lilongwe Wildlife Centre.

Days 33- 35

Into the Zambezi Valley to relax by Lake Kariba.

Optional: A houseboat cruise on the Lake including guided game walks, a game cruise and fishing.

Days 36 - 38

Antelope Park, a private game reserve.

Optionals: Lion walks, playing with cubs, horse rides, elephant rides.

Day 39

Into Bulawayo, the capital of the Mashonaland Province, to visit Matopos National Park for a rhino trek and game drives.

Optional: Extra game drives.

Days 40 - 43

Four night stay at Victoria Falls.

Optionals: Elephant rides, bungee jump, gorge swing, abseil, flying fox, white water rafting, 'flight of the angels' over the Falls in helicopters and microlights, breakfast drift canoe, sunset cruise, interactive drumming and many other activities based around the Victoria Falls.

Further itinerary notes:
Be aware this safari can finish on either the Livingstone side of the Zambezi at Victoria Falls or the Zimbabwean side.

Flights can be arranged either from Livingstone, on the Zambian side of Victoria Falls for the end of this safari where there is an international airport in Livingstone. Alternatively flights can be organised out of the Victoria Falls, Zimbabwean side. Extra visa and transfer costs apply if you need to cross the river to fly out. We will arrange transfers to either airport from the campsite where we finish.

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.

What's Included 
• The Serengeti
• Queen Elizabeth National Park
• Kazinga Channel game cruise
• Ngorongoro Crater
• Mikumi National Park
• Matopos rhino trek
• The Grumeti Game Reserve
• Bujagali
• Lake Victoria
• Private Game Reserve
• Brkfast & dinner whilst travelling on the truck
• Some pre-prepared barbecues
• Camping whilst travelling on the truck including some simple hostels
• Fully equipped expedition truck incl - fridge, gas, tents, sleep mats
• Services of Absolute Crew
• Ongoing advice
• 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