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The Wildlife Journey 65 Days

Kampala to Cape Town - Game park after game park - the Serengeti, Ngorongoro, Chobe, Etosha, a mokoro safari in the Okavango. Days in the sun on Zanzibar Island. Victoria Falls. Help out in a local school and climb Namibia's dunes. Crazy times getting mashed on the wildest whitewater on the White Nile and the Zambezi. And if that isn't enough sky dive over the expanse of Namibia's desert, head out rhino trekking, walk with lions and come face to face with the endangered mountain gorilla! 

The Wildlife Journey 65 Days
  • Get up close and personal!
  • Rhino Crossing!
  • Plenty of wildlife
  • Camp life in the Okavango Delta
  • Trek the endangered Mountain Gorillas
  • Possibly the best white water rafting in the world!
  • Off the beaten track
  • Meet the locals!
  • Photographer's dream!
  • Etosha National Park
  • Make new friends!
  • Get up close and personal!
  • Rhino Crossing!
  • Plenty of wildlife
  • Camp life in the Okavango Delta
  • Trek the endangered Mountain Gorillas
  • Possibly the best white water rafting in the world!
  • Off the beaten track
  • Meet the locals!
  • Photographer's dream!
  • Etosha National Park
  • Make new friends!

Days 1 - 8 

UGANDA

Transfer to Jinja, departure meeting by the While Nile and Bujagali Falls, Kampala, Lake Victoria, drum markets, Queen Elizabeth National Park including a game cruise and game drive, Kabale.

Optionals: White water rafting, village walks, bungee-jumping, kayaking, boat trips, volunteer work in a local school, quad biking, horse riding, kayaking, chimpanzee trekking in a Ugandan forest, canoeing.

Days 9 - 11
UGANDA - RWANDA

Kisoro and the Virungas, Kigali.

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

Days 12 - 17
TANZANIA

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, visit to a Maasai village.

Days 18 - 24
TANZANIA including 4 nights allotted for a stay on Zanzibar Island....

Two days drive to Dar es Salaam on the Indian Ocean coast, the chance of views of Kilimanarjo en route, seafood barbecue and preparations for Zanzibar Island on reaching the coast.

Optional free time allowing for a four night 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 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 25 - 29
TANZANIA - MALAWI

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

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

Days 30 - 35
MALAWI - ZAMBIA - ZIMBABWE

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

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

Days 36 - 38
ZIMBABWE

Antelope Park, a private game reserve.

Optionals: Lion walks, horse rides, elephant rides.

Day 39
ZIMBABWE

Bulawayo the capital of the Mashonaland Province and Matopos National Park for rhino treks.

Optional: Extra game drives.

Day 40 - 43
ZIMBABWE

Action packed days in Zimbabwe's adventure capital, Victoria Falls.

Optionals: Bungee jump, Gorge swing and rap jump, flying fox, white water rafting, canoe trips, sundowner cruises, 'Flight of the Angels' scenic flight, elephant ride, horse ride and interactive drumming.

Days 44 - 48
BOTSWANA

Chobe safari lodge, Makgadikgadi Pans, Maun.

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

Days 49 - 58
NAMIBIA

Morning and afternoon game drives with entry and two nights camping in Etosha National Park, visit the Cheetah Park and Cape Cross Seal Colony, lodge stay or similar in Swakopmund.

Optionals: Hoba meteorite, Evening game drives, Himba village visit, Bushman visit, walk to see ancient rock paintings, quad biking, sandboarding, go-karts, sky diving, desert flights, township tour, dolphin cruise, open sea fishing.

Days 59 - 65
NAMIBIA - SOUTH AFRICA

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

Optionals: Guided walk on the dunes, canoeing, 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

•The Serengeti
• Ngorongoro Crater
• Queen Elizabeth National Park
• Kazinga Channel game cruise
• Matopos or Chobe
• Etosha National Park
• Namib Naukluft National Park
• The Grumeti Reserve
• Bujagali
• Lake Victoria
• Mikumi National Park
• Private Game Farm
• The Cheetah Sanctuary
• Cape Cross Seal Colony
• Sossusvlei Dunes
• Spitzkoppe or similar
• Fish River Canyon
• Breakfast & dinner whilst travelling with the truck
• Some pre-prepared barbecues
• Contribution to final group meal
• Camping whilst travelling 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

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