Cape Town to Kenya

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Get ready for an exciting overland journey full of fantastic game viewing, awe-inspiring scenery and fascinating local cultures. Experience six weeks crammed full of adventure, from a dramatic sunrise over the Soussesvlei Desert to the cultural melting pot of Zanzibar, while travelling between two of Africa's most prominent cities. Discover the beauty of the Tanzanian highlands, go tracking with the San Bushmen and admire the sheer might of Victoria Falls on the way from Cape Town to Kenya.

Itinerary

Day 1 Cape Town

Boasting vineyards, adventure activities, restaurants and cafes - Cape Town is a delight.

Days 11-12 Etosha National Park

From big carnivores to over 340 bird species, there's plenty to spot on game drives into the vast Etosha.

Day 45 Nairobi

The adventure comes to an end in the bustle of Kenya's capital.

Days 2-3 Western Cape/Orange River

Enjoy a stay on a working farm and explore the riverbanks of the Orange River.

Day 4 Fish River Canyon

Catch a spectacular sunset over this Namibian canyon.

Days 5-6 Sesriem/Bush Camp

Climb to the top of one of the world's highest sand dunes in the Namib-Naukluft National Park. Wake early to witness sunrise over the golden dunes and meet with a passionate local full of incredible knowledge of the desert.

Days 7-9 Swakopmund

Enjoy adventure activities in this oasis between the desert and the ocean.

Day 10 Spitzkoppe

View thousands of seals basking on the shores of Cape Cross before gazing at the wonder of the rocky Spitzkoppe.

Day 13 Grootfontein/San Bushmen

Spend a night listening to the songs and stories of the San Bushmen and attempt to pick up a few words of their local 'clicking language'.

Days 14-15 Rundu/Bagani Community Camp

Journey to Rundu, then to the vast swamps of Bagani.

Days 16-17 Okavango Delta

Explore the delta's reed beds and maze of waterways onboard a mokoro, a traditional dugout canoe.

Day 18 Bagani Community Camp

Relax in laidback Bagani and perhaps enjoy some of the optional activities, from boat trips to fishing to hiking.

Days 19-20 Chobe National Park

Embark on an early morning game drive, then try to spy swimming elephants, wallowing hippos or sun-loving crocs on a cruise along the Chobe River.

Days 21-23 Victoria Falls

Admire the might of thundering Victoria Falls.

Day 24 Hwange National Park

A visit to the Painted Dog Conservation Group highlights the plight of the endangered African wild dog. Safari into the Hwange National Park to see one of the largest elephant populations on the continent.

Days 25-26 Bulawayo

Explore Zimbabwe's second largest city, then venture into the Matobo National Park to track rare rhinos on foot.

Day 27 Masvingo

Explore ancient ruins then camp under the stars.

Day 28 Harare

Discover the hidden jewels of Zimbabwe's capital at the galleries, museums and markets.

Days 29-30 Blantyre/Lilongwe

Travel through Zimbabwe and Mozambique to arrive in Malawi. Explore the markets and cafes of modern Lilongwe.

Days 31-32 Lake Malawi

Head to the less populated beaches, where water sports are on offer for the energetic. Alternatively, relax on the sandy shores and soak up the scenic surrounds.

Days 33-34 Chitimba/Iringa

Forge through the green highlands and pitch camp in the grounds of a Tanzanian farmhouse.

Day 35 Dar es Salaam

Cross Mikumi National Park spotting elephants, buffaloes and giraffes. Camp on a tropical beach outside Dar es Salaam.

Days 36-38 Zanzibar

Plunge into the sensuous delights of Zanzibar, exploring historic Stone Town, touring fragrant spice plantations and lounging under coconut palms beside the Indian Ocean.

Day 39 Dar es Salaam

Return by ferry to balmy Dar es Salaam.

Day 40 Marangu

Camp in the grounds of a historic farmhouse surrounded by tropical gardens.

Day 41 Mto Wa Mbu

Learn about the daily life of the Chagga people on a visit to a local village.

Days 42-43 Ngorongoro Crater/Serengeti National Park

Admire this sprawling savanna, home to some of Africa's best game viewing. Back at camp in the evenings, listen out for animal calls.

Day 44 Arusha

Pick up local handicrafts at a village market, then camp overnight on the outskirts of Arusha.

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