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The Southern Safari - 52 Days

Nairobi to Cape Town. Game drives on the Serengeti's savannah plains, in Ngorongoro Crater and on the pans of Etosha. Zanzibar's palm fringed white beaches, the mighty Victoria Falls and the massive dunes of Namibia. Stopping by Lake Malawi in the warm heart of Africa, with a cruise on the Chobe River and a mokoro in the Okavango. And to top it off options to walk with lions, bungee, white water rafting and sky dive! 

The Southern Safari - 52 Days

Days 1 - 5 

Depart Nairobi, across the Athi plains driving through to our camp in Arusha. Departure meeting.

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, a visit in a Maasai village.

Days 5 - 11
TANZANIA including 4 nights allotted for Zanzibar Island....

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

Free time to allow for an optional four night stay on Zanzibar Island from day 7, returning to Dar es Salaam on day 11.

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 ancient Stone Town, as well as your other requirements including the 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 tour on Zanzibar Island can be arranged ahead of time.

Days 12 - 13

Drive through Mikumi National Park to camp at Iringa. Enter Malawi to camp by Lake Malawi at Chitimba.

Days 14 - 16

Three more nights by Lake Malawi camping at simple beach resorts, visiting fishing villages and curio markets.

Optionals: Water sports, horse riding, school visit, a village meal and dancing.

Days 17 - 19

Lilongwe. Cross the Luangwa River en route to Lusaka.

Optional: Lilongwe Wildlife Centre.

Days 20 - 22
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 23 - 25
Antelope Park, a private game reserve.

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

Day 26

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 27 - 30

Four night stay at Victoria Falls.

Optionals: Rhino trek, lion walks, horse rides, elephant rides, white water rafting, bungee jump, gorge swing, 'Flight of the Angels' in microlights and helicopters, township tour, interactive drumming, sunset cruise and many other activities at the Falls.

Days 31 - 35

Kasane, Maun.

Optionals: Chobe National Park, game drive and cruise, Okavango Delta guided mokoro safari, Moremi Game Reserve, flight over the Delta.

Days 36 - 40

Caprivi Strip, morning and afternoon game drives in Etosha National Park, The Cheetah Park, Spitzkoppe or similar camp.

Optionals: Hoba meteorite, Evening game drives in Etosha, Himba village visit, Visit with traditional Bushmen, Bushman rock paintings.

Days 41 - 46
Cape Cross Seal Colony, Three to four night lodge stay in Swakopmund, Sossusvlei, Namib Naukluft National Park.

Optionals: Tandem sky diving, Sandboarding, Quad-biking, Township tour, Open sea fishing, Dolphin cruise with brunch, Go-karting, Horse riding. Guided walk on the dunes.

Days 47 - 48

Fish River Canyon, Ai Ais, Orange River.

Optionals: Rafting on the Orange River.

Days 49 - 52

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.

What's Included 
• Matopos
• Etosha National Park 
• Namib Naukluft National Park
• Mikumi National Park
• The Cheetah Sanctuary
• Cape Cross Seal Colony
• Sossusvlei Dunes
• Spitzkoppe or similar
• Fish River Canyon
• Private Game Reserve
• Brkfast & dinner whilst travelling on the truck
• Some pre-prepared barbecues
• Contribution to final group meal
• Camping whilst whilst travelling on 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

What's not included 

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