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The Classic Safari - 59 Days

Nairobi to Cape Town - This is a classic safari from Kenya to Cape Town, with every opportunity to see the big five and more in game park after game park from the Masai Mara to the Serengeti to Etosha. On the way experience the cultures and stunning geography of East and Southern Africa - The Rift Valley, the vast savannah plains, Zanzibar's white beaches, Lake Malawi, Victoria Falls, 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!

The Classic Safari - 59 Days
  • Chances to spot the elusive leopard!
  • Time to balloon
  • Sunset from the beach
  • Make new friends!
  • Etosha National Park
  • See mighty Tuskers
  • Rhino Tracking
  • Red Colobus Monkey
  • Learn New Skills!
  • Flamingos at the Great Lakes
  • See the Big Five!
  • Take a cold drink!
  • Chances to spot the elusive leopard!
  • Time to balloon
  • Sunset from the beach
  • Make new friends!
  • Etosha National Park
  • See mighty Tuskers
  • Rhino Tracking
  • Red Colobus Monkey
  • Learn New Skills!
  • Flamingos at the Great Lakes
  • See the Big Five!
  • Take a cold drink!

Days 1 - 7 
KENYA

Pre-departure meeting in Nairobi, visit to local women's bead factory, before heading to the Rift Valley Look Out and onto Nakuru. Morning and afternoon game drives in Lake Nakuru National Park, visit to a children's orphanage and then onto Lake Naivasha and the Masai Mara for morning and afternoon game drives.

Optionals: Hells Gate National Park, Crater Lake Sanctuary, Elsamere for afternoon tea, visit in a Maasai Village, The Giraffe Park, Sheldrick's Animal Orphanage.

Days 8 - 11
TANZANIA

Drive through to Arusha, with evening celebratory barbecue on our return from the game parks.

Optionals: Afternoon and morning game drives in the Serengeti National Park, afternoon drive through the Ngorongoro Conservation area, morning game drives in Ngorongoro Crater, Olduvai Gorge Museum, cultural walk.

Days 12 - 18
TANZANIA including 4 nights allotted for a stay on Zanzibar Island....

Two days drive to Dar es Salaam on the coast, the chance of views of Kilimanjaro en route, seafood barbecue at our camp by the Indian Ocean, preparations for Zanzibar Island stay.

Optionals: Free time for the option to visit Zanzibar Island from day 14, returning to Dar es Salaam on day 18:

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 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 tours on Zanzibar Island can be arranged ahead of time.

Days 19 - 23
TANZANIA - MALAWI

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

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

Days 24 - 29
MALAWI - ZAMBIA - ZIMBABWE

Lilongwe. Cross the Luangwa River en route to Lusaka. The Zambezi Valley and a relaxing few days at Lake Kariba.

Optionals: Lilongwe Wildlife Centre, houseboat cruise including guided game walks.

Days 30 - 32
ZIMBABWE

Antelope Park, a private game reserve.

Optionals: Lion walks, horse rides, elephant rides.

Days 33
ZIMBABWE

Bulawayo the capital of the Mashonaland Province and Matopos National Park including rhino trek.

Optionals: Extra game drives in Matopos

Days 34 - 37
VICTORIA FALLS

Action packed days in Zimbabwe's adventure capital.

Optionals: lion walks, rhino trek, elephant rides, white water rafting, bungee jump, gorge swing and abseil, Flight of the Angels, sunset cruise, interactive drumming, township tour, canoe excursions, horse rides and many other activities at the Falls.

Days 38 - 42
BOTSWANA

Chobe Safari Lodge, Makgadikgadi Pans, Maun.

Optionals: Chobe National Park, Flights over the Delta, Okavango Delta mokoro safari, Moremi Game Reserve.

Days 43 - 47
NAMIBIA

Caprivi Strip, morning and afternoon game drives with entry and two nights camping in Etosha National Park, visit to a cheetah sanctuary, Spitzkoppe or similar.

Optionals:Hoba meteorite, evening game drives, Himba village visit, rock engravings.

Days 48 - 52
NAMIBIA

Cape Cross Seal Colony, three to four night lodge stay or similar in Swakopmund.

Optionals: Open sea fishing, township tour, dune buggies, quad biking, sand boarding, go-karting, tandem sky diving, dolphin boat trip, desert flights.

Days 53 - 59
NAMIBIA - SOUTH AFRICA

Drive through to Sossusvlei, Namib Naukluft National Park, Fish River Canyon, Ai Ais, camp by the Orange River, Stellenbosh, drive through to spend the final evening in Ashanti Lodge, Cape Town.

Optionals: Guided walk on the dunes, Rafting on the Orange River, 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 inquiries.

 

What's Included 
• The Masai Mara
• Nakuru National Park
• Matopos
• Etosha National Park
• Namib Naukluft National Park
• Mikumi National Park
• Private Game Reserve
• Lake Naivasha
• The Cheetah Sanctuary
• Cape Cross Seal Colony
• Sossusvlei Dunes
• Spitzkoppe or similar
• Fish River Canyon
• Brkfast & 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 incl. cook in East Africa
• Ongoing advice
• All road tolls & taxes are paid

 

What's not included 

• Optional excursions
• Visas
• Personal spending money
• Lunch & Drinks except where detailed
• Flights
• Travel Insurance
• Sleeping bag
• Tipping
• Airport Transfers except where detailed