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21 Days Camping - East African Adventure - South [NNV]
Serengeti National Park
Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area
Dar es Salaam
Mikumi National Park
South Luangwa National Park
Victoria Falls and surrounds - Zimbabwe
East African Adventure Camping - South 2014
Highlights: South Luangwa NP, Lake Malawi, Masai Tribe, Zanzibar Island, Serengeti NP
Countries Visited: Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe
TOUR CODE:NNV Accommodation: Twin Share Camping Max Passengers: 18 Number of Crew: 2 Vehicle Type: Adventure Truck DURATION: Days: 21 Nights: 20
Meals: Breakfast:20 Lunch:17 Dinner:17
Departure Point Please ensure you arrive at the departure point at least 20 minutes before the scheduled departure time. 8:00am from the Sentrim Boulevard Hotel, Waiyaki Way, Westlands, Nairobi. http://www.hotelboulevardkenya.com
End Point Vic Falls Adventure Lodge, Stand 954, Corner Pioneer Road and Chinotimba Drive, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. Tel: +263 134 1354 www.adventurezonevicfalls.com
*NOTE: All information is subject to change without prior notice. Travel times and campsites can change depending on road or weather conditions, etc. These are used as a guideline only. On our longer tours it is possible that your crew, truck and fellow travellers will change due to our unique tour linking system. On this tour, camping and accommodated clients will be travelling together with a maximum number of participants of 18.
Day 1 Arusha Today we depart the bustling capital of Kenya and cross the border into Tanzania. We will stop in Arusha to visit the local Masai Mara Museum and the snake park. This afternoon we make our preparations for the optional excursion to the Serengeti NP and Ngorongoro Crater. Meals: Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Camp: Ndoro Camp: www.ndorolodge.com Facilities: Shared ablutions, hot showers, bar, shop Route: Nairobi to Arusha ±295 km Travel time: ±4-5 hrs and a border crossing Activity Package: Masai Museum Border posts: Kenya: Namanga, Tel: +254 455 132002, Open: 24 hrs. Tanzania: Namanga, No telephone number, Open: 24 hrs.
Day 2/3/4 Serengeti & Ngorongoro Crater These 4 days are set aside for the 3-night camping excursion into the Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Crater. This area has one of the most densely inhabited large animal populations in Africa. On the first day from Arusha to Ngorongoro, there will be time for visiting the Oldupai gorge and museum. The Serengeti excursion is in open topped 4x4 safari vehicles in order to tackle the challenging side roads in the parks. For those not going to the parks, take this chance to absorb some of the fascinating local culture.
Optional Activities for those not doing the Serengeti Excursion: Various Serengeti & Ngorongoro Excursion packages, Lake Manyara game drives, day hiking & village tours and many more various day trips.
Day 2/3/4 - For those going on the Serengeti NP/Ngorongoro Crater Excursion: Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Day 2: Camp: Seronera Campsite http://www.tanzaniaparks.com/serengeti.html Day 3: Camp: Seronera Campsite http://www.tanzaniaparks.com/serengeti.html Day 4: Camp: Simba Campsite http://www.tanzaniaparks.com/serengeti.html or return to Arusha.
Facilities: Water not drinkable, shared ablutions, cold showers. Route: Arusha to Serengeti ± 260 km Travel time: ± 3-4 hours Optional Activity: Serengeti Camping Excursion
What you should take along: • Daypack with one change of clothes • Binoculars, cameras & film • Some warm clothes, as it is always cold on the rim of the crater • Lots of insect repellent • A few dollars (small notes) for tips, curios etc • Snacks, cold drinks, cigarettes etc. for the excursion • Sleeping bag
For those not going on the excursion: Optional Activities: Day walk inside Ngorongoro Forest, Mountain biking around the villages, various day safaris options Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Camp: Ndoro Camp: www.ndorolodge.com Facilities: Shared ablutions, hot showers, bar, shop
Day 5 Arusha, Tanzania Today those that went into the Serengeti NP and Ngorongoro will meet up with the truck in Arusha, where there will be time to share stories of the wonderful African animals seen in the park.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Camp: Ndoro Camp: www.ndorolodge.com Facilities: Shared ablutions, hot showers, bar, shop Route: Serengeti to Arusha ± 260 km 4 Travel time: ± 3-4 hours
Day 6 Lushoto Lushoto is the major town and district centre, albeit small, in the Usambara Mountains, halfway between the coast and the parks. The popular pot plant Saintpaulia has its only wild occurrences in Tanzania, and particularly in the Usambara Mountains.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner Accommodation: Camp: The Lawns Hotel: www.lawnshotel.com Facilities: Shared ablutions, hot showers, bar, internet, shop Route: Arusha to Lushoto ±515 km Travel time: ± 7-8 hours
Day 7/8/9 Zanzibar After an early wake up, we leave Lushoto and head for Dar es Salaam, where a local ferry will take us from Dar es Salaam (where we leave the truck) to Stone Town, the capital of Zanzibar. We spend the first night exploring the historical and unique architecture. There are also spice and seafood markets to be explored. The following day we take a transfer to the northern part of the island where we will spend 2 days relaxing on the beach.
Optional Activities: Lunch and Dinner, Motorbike hire, Spice tour, Walking city tour, Swimming with Dolphins, Scuba Diving, Snorkelling etc. Please note: If you have not purchased the Activity Package you will stay at the campsite in Dar es Salaam for the following 3 nights.
Day 7 Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Two per room: Ocean View Hotel: www.ocean.co.tz/ogh/zov/zov-accommodation Facilities: En-Suite, hot showers, bar, laundry, internet, pool, shop, restaurant Route: Dar es Salaam to Zanzibar by Ferry Travel time: ±2-3 hrs
Day 8/9 Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Two per room: Amaan Bungalows: www.ocean.co.tz/ogh/amaan-bungalows/ab-about-us/ Facilities: En-Suite, hot showers, laundry, swimming pool, shop, restaurant Route: Stone town to Nungwi Beach ± 60-70 km Travel time: ±2 hrs Activity Package (Day 7-9): Zanzibar Excursion
Day 10 Dar es Salaam Today we leave Zanzibar and catch a late ferry back to Dar es Salaam and return to our truck and campsite.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Camp: Kipepeo Camp: www.kipepeo.com ] Facilities: Shared ablutions, hot showers, bar Route: Nungwi Beach to Stone town: ± 60-70 km; Zanzibar to Dar es Salaam by ferry Travel time: ± 2 hour to Stone town, ± 2 hour ferry ride to Dar es Salaam
Day 11 Mikumi Today we leave the humid Indian Ocean coastline and our journey leads us to Mikumi National Park. Mikumi is home to lion, zebra, wildebeest, impala, buffalo and elephant. Today we have the opportunity to enjoy an optional afternoon game drive through the park.
Optional Activity: Afternoon game drive in Mikumi NP. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Camp: Genesis Motel: no website available Facilities: Shared ablutions, bar, restaurant, hot showers Route: Dar es Salaam to Mikumi ± 370 km Travel time: ± 4-5 hours
Day 12 Iringa Today we travel further inland and up to Iringa in the highland tea growing area. This evening our dinner is a traditional Kihehe dinner in a Kihehe hut (local tribe) or dinner in the famous Mud Ruins restaurant.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Camp: Kisolanza Farm: www.kisolanza.com Facilities: Shared ablutions, hot showers, bar Route: Mikumi to Kisolanza ± 220 km Travel time: ± 5-6 hours Included Highlights: Dinner in a local Masai restaurant
Day 13 Malawi – Northern Lake Malawi Leaving Tanzania we descend though scenic mountain passes to our lakeshore camp at Chitimba. Set on a golden sandy beach amongst banana palms and papaya trees, our accommodation for the night is surrounded by the famous Livingstonia and Nyika mountains.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Camp: Chitimba: www.chitimba.com Facilities: Shared ablutions, hot showers, laundry, internet, shop Route: Iringa to Chitimba Beach ±560 km Travel time: ±12-13 hrs plus border crossing (long day)
Day 14/15 Kande Beach After arrival at Kande Beach, we will spend the next 2 days enjoying the many optional activities available, such as horse riding and different water sports. We will go on a guided village walk in order to meet the local people and learn more about Malawian life.
Optional Activities: Scuba diving, snorkelling etc. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Camp: Kande Beach: www.kandebeach.com Facilities: Shared ablutions, hot showers, bar Route: Chitimba Beach to Kande Beach ±170 km Travel time: ±4-5 hrs Activity Package: Guided village Walk
Day 16 Lilongwe Today we depart Kande Beach and head towards the bustling city of Lilongwe. En route, we will stop at a local market to experience the culture and way of live of the Malawian people.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Camp: Barefoot Lodge: www.barefoot-safaris.com/index_files/BarefootLodge.htm Facilities: Shared ablutions, bar, internet Route: Kande Beach to Lilongwe ± 465 km Travel time: ± 6-7 hours Included Highlight: Visit to a local market
Day 17 Zambia - South Luangwa National Park Early in the morning we drive from Malawi and cross in to Zambia and continue to the South Luangwa National Park where we spend the next two nights right on the banks of the Luangwa River. You can often see hippos and other animals from the camp bar. This afternoon we enjoy an included sunset game drive in the South Luangwa NP.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Wildlife Camp: www.wildlifecamp-zambia.com Facilities: Shared ablutions, hot showers, bar, laundry, drinkable water, swimming pool Route: Lilongwe to South Luangwa National Park ±309km Travel time: ±10-11hrs Activity Package: South Luangwa National Park sunset game drive
Day 18 South Luangwa National Park In the morning you have the opportunity to take another game drive. The park is known for its high concentration of leopards and hippos. After lunch we visit the community run tribal textile project and a local village.
Optional Activities: Morning Game Drive, Game Walk inside park. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Wildlife Camp: www.wildlifecamp-zambia.com Facilities: Shared ablutions, hot showers, bar, laundry, drinkable water, swimming pool Activity package: Village and textile visit.
Day 19 Chipata We leave South Luangwa and drive through to Chipata where we will relax in the afternoon. Zambia is truly Africa, with its lush, sub-tropical vegetation.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Camp: Mama Rulas: www.mamarulas.com Facilities: Shared ablutions, hot showers, bar, internet, swimming pool Route: South Luangwa NP to Chipata ±155 km Travel time: ±3-4 hrs (bad road conditions)
Day 20 Lusaka The journey towards the bustling Zambian capital of Lusaka takes us along an interesting route. On week days there may be the opportunity to visit one of the interesting local markets of the Zambian capital city.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Camp: Eureka Camp: www.eurekacamp.com Facilities: Shared ablutions, hot showers, bar, swimming pool Route: Chipata to Lusaka ±580 km Travel time: ±10-14 hrs (bad road conditions)
Day 21 Zimbabwe - Victoria Falls O n the last day of the journey we drive from Lusaka, across the Zimbabwean border into Victoria Falls. Although your tour ends here we do recommend that you spend another 1-2 nights in this area to experience Victoria Falls and many exciting adrenaline activities here, such as white water rafting or walking with lions.
Optional Activity: Dinner out in Victoria Falls Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Accommodation: Own Arrangements / Post Tour accommodation can be booked through SA Tours and Safaris. Route: Lusaka to Victoria Falls ±570 km Travel time: ±7-8 hrs and a border crossing
Border posts: Zambia: Vic Falls Bridge, no telephone number, Open: 06h00-20h00. Zimbabwe: Vic Falls Bridge, no telephone number, Open: 06h00-20h00.
Tour Ends Your tour will end at the Vic Falls Adventure Lodge www.adventurezonevicfalls.com. Should you wish to extend your tour for another night, kindly pre book this accommodation through your travel agent or Nomad.
Inclusions & Exclusions
Activity Package This is an optional payment that covers what we consider to be ‘essential activities’ on our tours. Ideally we would include all of these, but not everyone can afford this. This payment is 100% transparent and is listed below. The Activity Package can be pre-purchased prior to your arrival or through your guide on day 1 of your tour.
Activity & Price -Masai Museum, Arusha R150 -Zanzibar excursion plus ferry R3450 -Village tour Malawi R150 -South Luangwa NP sunset game drive R850 -Textile village visit South Luangwa R350 TOTAL: R4950 This dossier has been written with the inclusion of the Activity Package items.
What’s included Meals as indicated on the itinerary (unless otherwise specified, all meals are prepared and served at the Nomad truck), accommodation, registered guides and transport. We also include some of the highlights. These highlights are listed below in the day-by-day descriptions as “included highlights”.
What’s excluded All items of a personal nature, alcohol, snacks, souvenirs, tips, optional activity package and optional activities (see list for an indication of prices).