East Africa – Vic Falls to Nairobi Safari

20 Day Group Safari

Safari Description:

This scheduled safari takes you from Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe through natural wonders, incredible national parks and some of the best game viewing that Africa offers, along with lakes, beaches and exciting excursions. Starting in Victoria Falls Zimbabwe, you cross into Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania and concludes in the capital of Kenya, Nairobi. This tour can be reversed travelling north to south with both camping and accommodated options available.

Safari Highlights:

South Luangwa National Park, Lake Malawi, Masai Tribal evening; 3day Zanzibar Island excursion for Stone Town and stunning beaches; Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Crater for world–class game viewing opportunities

Main Attractions:

Tanzania: Serengeti Park, Zanzibar Island
Zambia: •South & North Luangwa

Map & Short Itinerary:


Day 1 Eureka Camp Lusaka – camping
Day 2 Chimwemwe Lodge Petauke – camping
Day 3&4 Wildlife Camp South Luangwa – camping
Day 5&6 Ngala Beach Lodge Lake Malawi – camping
Day 7  Chitimba Lake Malawi – camping
Day 8 Utengule Coffee Lounge Southern HighlandsTanzania – camping
Day 9 Kisolanza Farm Iringa Tanzania – camping
Day 10 Camp Bastion Mikumi Mikumi National Park –camping
Day 11 Stone Town Zanzibar – accommodation
Day 12&13 Amaan Bungalows Nungwi Zanzibar – camping
Day 14 Bagamoyo Travellers Lodge Bagamoyo – camping
Day 15 Meru Mbega Lodge Usa River – camping
Day 16 Kudu Camp Karatu – camping
Day 17 Kananga Special Tented Camp for Serengeti –camping
Day 18 Kudu Camp Lodge Karatu – camping
Day 19 Meru Mbega Lodge  Usa River – camping
Day 20  End of tour –Nairobi

Map & Itinerary

Day 1 Eureka Camp Lusaka
Day 2 Chimwemwe Lodge Petauke
Day 3&4 Wildlife Camp South Luangwa
Day 5&6 Ngala Beach Lodge Lake Malawi
Day 7 Chitimba Lodge
Lake Malawi
Day 8 Utengule Coffee Lounge Southern Highlands Tanzania
Day 9 Kisolanza Farm Iringa Tanzania
Day 10  Camp Bastion Mikumi Mikumi National Park
Day 11 All Seasons Hotel Stone Town Zanzibar
Day 12&13 Amaan Bungalows Nungwi Zanzibar
Day 14 Bagamoyo Travellers Lodge Bagamoyo
Day 15 Mru Mbega Lodge
Day 16 Kudu Lodge Karatu
Day 17 Kananga Special Tented Camp for Serengeti
Day 18 Kudu Lodge Karatu
Day 19 Meru Mbega Lodge  Arusha
Day 20  End of tour Nairobi

Map & Itinerary
Length 20 days
Safari Type Group Safari
Price From ZAR 49250
Countries Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia
Accommodation Accommodation, Camping
Group Size Maximum 20 people
Single Supplement Yes
Please Note Subject to availability of accommodation
Departures On Request

Comfort Level:

Accommodation Comfort2 Star3 Star
Camping Comfort1 Star2 Star

Detailed Itinerary:

Day 1 Eureka Camp, Lusaka

An early start from Victoria Falls and a final glimpse of the falls before driving north to Lusaka passing busy villages, colourful markets and rural regions. Tonight, we are close to the capital

Day 2 Chimwemwe Lodge, Petauke, Zambia

We drive through the busy city then turn east on the Great East Road into rural Zambia and cross the mighty Luangwa River passing subsistence farms and villages

Day 3&4 Wildlife Camp, South Luangwa National Park, Zambia

After stopping at Chipata, an important town for cotton production and where we visit a local workshop. From here, make our way to the tranquillity of the Luangwa River to enjoy 2nights and our first sunset on the banks of the river.
On day 4 enjoy an optional morning safari or during the dry season (April to December) join one of the iconic walking safaris on offer in the park. This afternoon we will enjoy a sunset drive in this wildlife haven, enjoying a sundowner on the way. The unique opportunity to explore this incredible and wild park at night gives us a chance to spot the elusive nocturnal species that are rarely seen in the day. Watch out for plentiful hippos and crocs, herds of ele’s, buffalo, giraffe and gazelle. Big cats particularly leopards are plentiful and reputed to have the largest concentration of these beautiful cats in Africa

Day 5&6 Ngala Beach Lodge, Lake Malawi, Malawi

This morning we board our truck and head to Lake Malawi. Our destination tonight is the shores of Lake Malawi, stretching over 500km along the western boundary of Malawi, the lake is home to more species of fish than other lake. We spend the night on the shores of this natural wonder and on day 6 relax by the lake. Use the time to read a book, soak up sun or indulge in the many attractions that are on offer.

Day 7  Chitimba Lodge, Chitimba, Lake Malawi

Today we drive north to enjoy a further night in the northern region of the lake. This afternoon we will enjoy a walking tour to a local community and enjoy a spectacular sunset from the beach

Day 8  Utengule Coffee Lodge, Tanzania

We cross the border to Tanzania and onward to Utengule located in the southern highlands

Day 9 Kisolanza Farm, Iringa, Tanzania

We visit a local coffee plantation and learn a little of hte growing and harvesting of coffee beans, before making our way to Iringa ascending the Great Rift Valley

Day 10 Camp Bastion Mikumi, Mikumi National Park, Tanzania

Leaving Iringa behind us, we make our way to Mikumi where we stop for the night. Mikumi National Parks ranks as the fourth largest park in Tanzania and forms part of a 75 000sq km wilderness that centres on Selous, Africa’s largest game reserve. Enjoy an optional game drive to look for impala, elephant, buffalo, zebra, wildebeest and lion

Day 11  Stone Town, Zanzibar Island

An early start to catch the ferry over to Zanzibar and explore this ancient town renowned for the Slave and Spice Trades

Day 12&13 Anaan Bungalows, Nungwi, Zanzibar Island

After enjoying a guided walking spice tour and watch the locals climbing trees or seeking out specific plants to collect th spices we make our way to Nungwi where there’s time to take part in exciting optional activities from boat cruises to snorkelling or scuba diving and enjoy the fantastic white sand beaches and sparkling warm ocean.

Day 14 Bagamoyo Travellers Lodge, Tanzania

Catching the ferry back to Dar, we collect the truck and drive to Bagamoyo whose name harks back to days of slavery and means “lay down your heart”. Tonight is spent by the beach

Day 15 Meru Mbega Lodge, Usa River, Tanzania

We continue through the busy town of Arusha and Usa River location for tonight.  Northern Tanzania is home to the Serengeti, Ngorongoro and Kilimanjaro and later will be briefed this evening by our local guide on what to prepare for the coming days

Day 16 Kudu Lodge, Karatu, Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

Although it’s a short distance to Karatu, we spend most of the day travelling closer to Ngorongoro Crater, and upon arrival our guide will brief us on the full day excursion to come.  Karatu is situated to allow you to participate in optional activities during our stay, and those clients who have purchased the Serengeti Excursion (optional) will be collected on the morning of day 16 and follow a separate itinerary

Day 17 Kananga Special Tented Camp, Seronera, Serengeti

We rise early and are transferred to the crater, spending much of the day exploring the crater floor in search of some of the many animals which roam the plains, and overnight in the heart of the Serengeti.  In the crater base, we aim to see as many animals as possible. The Serengeti is most famous for its wildebeest migration, a circular route where around 1.5m wildebeest troupe in a circular route following their ancient survival instincts not only to find the best grazing but also taking time to breed, its one of the most captivating and exciting natural phenomena’s in the world. There’s large concentrations of animals to see in both the Serengeti and crater from gazelle, elephants, buffalo, zebra, wildebeest and plenty of predators following the movements of the herbivore

Day 18  Kudu Lodge, Karatu

This morning brings more exploration of the Serengeti searching for more of the animals found here, and watch out for lion, leopard and more.  Later in the afernoon we return to Karatu entralled by all the animals we have seen

Day 19 Meru Mbega Lodge, Arusha

Back to Arusha for a final night

Day 20 End of tour – Nairobi

Cross the border into Kenya and make our way to Nairobi, where our tour ends

How we rate our safaris

Namibia, Botswana and some other African destinations do not have a set star system that is familiar worldwide to many countries, however, as this is widely used, we have tried to replicate this format to give you an idea of the level of comfort during your safari. For example, a mobile camping tour in Namibia is given 1* and luxury accommodation increasing to 5*. Depending on your tour, there may be a bit of a mix of levels of comfort so please check if you are not sure.

1* or 1–2* Rated Safaris – Camping tours:

These are generally scheduled/small group or self–drive safaris (though a private–guided safari can also fall into this category if you wish to camp); the scheduled trips generally involve client participation where you may be expected to put up/take down your tent and assist with camp chores, dome tents and a ground mattress is supplied. For self–drive options this will often mean roof tents on the vehicle and all camping equipment. There may be the occasional night in simple accommodation but majority of nights are spent camping and most camp sites will have shared ablution facilities. If there is a good mix of both camping and accommodation, this may be rated at 1&2*. These are the most basic level of safaris offered and scheduled safari group sizes vary according to the trip and company – 1* tours are the most affordable option and geared for adventurous travellers who do not mind a bit of discomfort.

Accommodated Safaris

Standard/Mid–range safaris 2–3.5*

Standard accommodation style trips generally have no camping included (though on occasion with a specific activity such as a Delta or Serengeti excursion, or perhaps hiking, a couple of nights may be included). As a general rule this is not the case. With most small group/scheduled tours accommodation is generally 2/3* level – clean and affordable but generally without too many frills; rooms will have en–suite facilities, most will offer air con/fans in the rooms, swimming pools etc (not guaranteed), restaurant/bar facilities, though location can be a little further away from main place of interest this option offers excellent value for money for those seeking a bed each night! We try to indicate on each trip the level of comfort for the particular tour

Superior/Luxury Safaris 3.5–5*

A superior style of accommodation. Most lodges at this level will have air–conditioning or fans in the room though some accommodation establishments are technically “camps” as they may be partially build of canvas – these “camps” are permanent fixtures, generally built on a platform, and will have full and comfortable facilities – the occasional trip may have a more basic night or two involved depending on location to ensure clients can fully appreciate the region they are experiencing. Service is generally very good and most places (outside of towns/cities) will have just a few rooms/chalets. Tours in this bracket include very small group safaris (up to 8 clients), self–drive and private–guided options which are tailored to suit you. The luxury options offer a high standard of accommodation, facilities and service in the region with attention to detail – some “camps” /lodges will have private guides and vehicles, but all accommodation is the best available with personalized service and a quality or unique experience perhaps unavailable elsewhere or in a more moderate price bracket. Tours include fly–in safaris, self–drive and private–guided options.

Please note: this is a guideline only and each destination can vary – some areas in Southern Africa do not always have 5* accommodation (there are limited hotels outside of cities that have the same * grading accommodation) but will be best in the area, have limited volume of rooms and some of the best locations and experiences for clients that is outside of the normal “tourist/travel” route. This can include exclusive conservation regions and emphasis is place on clients having a unique experience rather than offering hairdresser type of facilities that may be found is hotels in cities in other countries. Please also remember that some of these locations can be remote so wifi may not always be available, nor a huge menu range.

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