Kenya to Cape Town

Map Image

Uncover some of Africa's greatest sights as you travel from the dramatic Great Rift Valley to the beautiful southern coast. This trip offers endless opportunities for game viewing in some of Africa's iconic nature reserves as well as hidden gems like Chobe and Etosha national parks. The surging Zambezi crashing over the Victoria Falls, rolling savannah plains dotted with wildlife, and the stunning white sand beaches of Zanzibar combine to create an inspiring overland adventure.

Itinerary

Day 1 Nairobi

Cosmopolitan Nairobi is the jumping-off point for this adventure.

Days 26-27 Chobe National Park

Cruise the Chobe River late in the afternoon - look out for paddling hippos and soaring fish eagles.

Days 29-30 Okavango Delta

Over the border in Botswana, discover this watery wildlife haven by mokoro, a dugout canoe poled along by a local guide.

Days 34-35 Etosha National Park

Roam the park's dry plains, perhaps encountering elephants, antelope and big cats.

Day 42 Fish River Canyon

View one of the largest canyons in the world.

Day 45 Cape Town

The trip ends among the cafes and vineyards of Cape Town.

Day 2 Mto Wa Mbu

Explore a Tanzanian village with a local guide.

Days 3-4 Ngorongoro Crater/Serengeti National Park

Discover the creatures that live within a giant volcanic crater, then enjoy a game drive through the Serengeti.

Day 5 Mto Wa Mbu

Peruse the crafts on display in a market in this small village.

Day 6 Marangu

Camp on the grounds of a turn of the century farmhouse.

Day 7 Dar es Salaam

Set up camp on a peaceful beach just outside the city.

Days 8-10 Zanzibar

Wander charming streets packed with exotic architecture, tour spice plantations and relax on white sands beside the Indian Ocean.

Day 11 Dar es Salaam

Return to the mainland for another night of beachside camping.

Days 12-13 Iringa/Chitimba

Spot giraffes on a journey through the Mikumi National Park. Camp in the Tanzanian highlands, then enter Malawi, the 'warm heart of Africa'.

Days 14-15 Lake Malawi

Enjoy this freshwater wonderland with a swim or cimply laze on the shore.

Days 16-17 Lilongwe/Nyamapanda

Soak up Malawian culture in the capital, then cross to the border into Zimbabwe.

Day 18 Harare

Peruse museums, galleries and gardens in Zimbabwe's capital.

Day 19 Masvingo

Explore the crumbling Great Zimbabwe ruins.

Days 20-21 Bulawayo

Spot rhinos in the Matobo National Park.

Day 22 Hwange National Park

Search out elephants on a 4x4 safari.

Days 23-25 Victoria Falls

Witness torrents of wild, white water crash into the canyon below at the magnificent Victoria Falls.

Day 28 Bagani Community Camp

Relax with a boat trip or a spot of fishing at Bagani in Namibia.

Days 31-32 Bagani Community Camp/Rundu

Camp amid lush surroundings back in Namibia.

Day 33 Grootfontein/San Bushmen

Meet the San Bushmen and observe their age-old traditions on a desert tracking and gathering trip.

Day 36 Spitzkoppe

Watch the rock formations change colour with the light.

Days 37-39 Swakopmund

See the seals of Cape Cross then continue on to the old German-colonial town of Swakopmund.

Days 40-41 Sesriem/River Camp

Unlock the secrets of the desert with the help of a local and scramble to the top of giant sand dunes.

Days 43-44 Orange River/Western Cape

Camp by the scenic riverbanks.

View more about Kenya to Cape Town Trip
Need More Help?
1-866-549-7614 or Send Email

Related Travel Stories

Like This Trip? Please Share