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AFRICA | 2016-17

7 WAYS

TO MASTER THE PERFECT TRAVEL SNAP

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EX PL O R E

KENYA UGANDA TANZANIA MALAWI ZAMBIA

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AMAZING

ADVENTURES FOR 18-39 s

Prices & itineraries valid until March 31st 2017

AND MORE

SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK | OKAVANGO DELTA | KRUGER NATIONAL PARK VICTORIA FALLS | MAASAI MARA | GORILLA TREK

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BUCKET LIST

All good things start with a list.

7 WAYS TO MASTER THE PERFECT TRAVEL SNAP

Create photos worthy of a National Geographic cover.

WILD SIDE

Get up close and personal with Africa’s wild locals.

GREAT AFRICA

All the need-to-know info about your trip.

Trips

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SAFARI, SAND & SUN

What more could you ask for?

FABULOUS FALLS

Waterfall trips that will knock your socks off.

SOUTHERN CHARM

Discover the magic of the scenic south.

THE BIG PICTURE

Extended trips for the time-rich explorer.

STAY & PLAY

Arrive early. Stay late.

Reference

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TERMS & CONDITIONS

HOW TO READ OUR ITINERARIES MAP, TRIP CODES & PAGE NUMBERS


WE ARE TOPDECK We do epic Big Game safaris, North American road trips, Eurotrips, pyramid expeditions, surf camps and other awesomeness around the world for travellers between 18-39. We realise that everyone’s different, which is why our trips include heaps of free time to play and explore. It’s your trip, your way. Your trip includes all the must-see, must-do activities and top-notch local fare to recharge those batteries between stops, which means you can spend your money where it matters and we’ll take care of the rest. In Africa, you will hit the road in purpose-built safari trucks, stay where the action is and hang out with other young explorers bent on seeing the world. And that’s exactly how we got started. We had a group of mates, some wheels and enough wanderlust to make most mothers worried. Forty years into it, we’re still discovering new places to see and unforgettable travel experiences to make our passengers’ trips just that little bit more awesome. That’s us but this is about you. It’s time to live large, dream bigger and squeeze life for all it’s worth. The rest can wait. Ready to pack your bags? Let’s talk.

OUR AFRICA TRIPS In Africa, we work with leading safari operator Acacia Africa to deliver epic adventures across the continent. With more than 20 years experience running trips here and a team made up of people either from Africa or with significant time spent living there, you can rest assured you’re in good hands. You’ll stay in twin share dome tents on quality camping grounds, or at twin share accommodations, and get around in fully equipped safari trucks. All trips are run with a focus on sustainability and participation, which means food shopping in local markets and lending a hand cooking, cleaning and unloading the trucks.

#DREAMBIG


TOP 10 BUCKET LIST 01

CAPE TOWN. This is the gateway to Africa. With a history as rich as the African

continent, Cape Town is the perfect spot to get

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KRUGER NATIONAL PARK. Welcome to the wild side. If you ever wondered

what would go down in a showdown between a

your bearings before you hit the wild. Hike Table

crocodile, a pack of lions and a herd of buffalo, this

Mountain, check out one of the only two land-

is the place. Tick off the Big 5 and keep an eye out

based penguin colonies on earth and travel back

for hippos, giraffes and zebras straddled across an

through time with a visit to Nelson Mandela’s old

area nearly as big as Belgium.

prison cell on Robben Island.

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VICTORIA FALLS. Locally known as Mosi-oa-Tunya or “the smoke that

thunders”, Victoria Falls plunges 108 metres down

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DUNE 45. The word namib means vast. A pretty accurate description of

the world’s fourth largest natural conservation

from a 1,700 metre wide rock lip on the border

area, spanning 23,000 square kilometres from the

between Zambia and Zimbabwe. Cue epic

Gariep (Orange) River in the south to the Kunene

scenery shots.

River near the Angolan border in the north. Get up

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early and trek up the sand dunes like Lawrence of Arabia for a sunrise to write home about.

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OKAVANGO DELTA. Answer the call of the wild. Brush up on your Lion King vocab

as we take on the world’s largest inland river delta

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ZANZIBAR. Beaches never looked this good. Travel 50 kilometres off

the coast of Tanzania into a cultural melting

in a mokoro (dug-out canoe). Used by local tribes

pot of Portuguese, Indian and Arab influences

for hundreds of years, this is the preferred mode for

nestled between white, palm-fringed beaches and

observing hippos, lions and even crocodiles. Want

turquoise water. Kick back in the hammock, enjoy

to upgrade? Talk to us about a scenic flight.

the world-class diving and snorkelling or go nuts

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over the seafood pancakes at Forodhani Gardens night market.

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MOZAMBIQUE. You’re here for the whale sharks. But that’s just the beginning.

The reefs outside Vilanculos make up one of

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MAASAI MARA. It’s called the Great Migration for a reason. Every year

between July and August, hordes of zebras,

the best guarded diving secrets on the planet.

antelopes and wildebeest leave the Serengeti

Manta ray sightings are almost guaranteed and

Plains for the cooling comfort of the Maasai Mara

encounters with humpback whales, dolphins and

savannah. With close to two million animals on

other elusive marine life are not uncommon during

the move with predators in tow, you won’t get this

the right season. Bring a GoPro.

much action anywhere else on the planet.

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GORILLAS IN THE MIST. Move over King Kong. Home to roughly half of

the world’s mountain gorilla population, Bwindi

SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK. It’s a circle of life. On the flipside of the annual Great

Migration lies the closest thing you’ll get to Pride

Impenetrable National Park is one of the last

Rock on the African continent. With the highest

remaining places in the world where you can get

concentration of lions anywhere, zebras, hippos,

up close and personal with a 425-pound primate

wildebeest and 518 bird species, Serengeti dishes

in the wild. We can organise your permit in

up a live action show that will give your friends

advance for you, as spots are strictly limited to

some serious FOMO.

minimise human impact.

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7 WAYS TO MASTER THE PERFECT TRAVEL SNAP Keen to extend your photography skills past the Valencia filter? Follow these camera cues and create some holiday magic worthy of a National Geographic cover.

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POWER PLAY. Finding spots to charge your gear isn’t going to be your main focus. You’re in Africa. Search for elephants, not electrical outlets! Take at least three charged batteries for your camera, add in a USB power pack and if you’re out to save the earth, invest in a solar charger – small and environmentally friendly.

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THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES. You’re going to want to put your camera down occasionally (or, maybe never) but it shouldn’t be because you’ve run out of space on your memory card. “I don’t really need a picture of that lion cub,” said no one, ever. Pick memory cards that are as fast as you can afford and go for a few medium capacity ones versus a huge one.

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WE GOT YOUR BACK. Backing up your photos? #Snore. Pros are ruthless with this, but who can be bothered backing up on vaycay? Wi-Fi enabled cameras make this process pretty simple (when you’re in a reliable Wi-Fi zone, of course), and adding a smartphone into the mix gives you the perfect recipe to save and share those epic #Topdecker Africa moments.

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GO LONGER, GUARANTEED. Hippos have terrible breath (plus, are the most dangerous animals in Africa). To keep out of harm’s way, pack some heat – which, when it comes to cameras, means going telephoto.

Aim for a focal length of over 100mm and head into the 400mm range if you’re looking to impress. Remember: digital zoom is a false economy, so if that’s an option, turn it off and use optical zoom, only.

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BE STILL, GRASSHOPPER. Moving around will not only spook an animal, it will make a mess of your pictures (and blurriness doesn’t make for brag-worthy photos, are we right?!) Focal length brings on the shakes, so grab a Gorillapod, or at least rest your lens on something solid.

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RESPECT. You’ll be seeing incredible wildlife, epic landscapes and fascinating locals, all of which will leave you with a lasting impression. People often make the most amazing subject matter, but make sure you ask for permission. Smile, point to your camera, point to them, give a thumbs up and wait for the goahead to start snapping.

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AFRAID OF THE DARK. Animals in Africa are way more active after the sun goes down, which means you’ll need to get some ‘fast glass’ – look for a lens with an f-stop of 2.8 or less. You’ll also likely need to crank up the ISO (camera’s sensitivity to light) because using a flash is going to make you very, very unpopular. Not armed with the latest tech? Don’t despair – just get creative. Hello, campfires and starlight!

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d l i W e d i S PERFECT POUNCE WHILE IT MAY BE SLIGHTLY SMALLER THAN A LION, the leopard is the pound-for-pound strongest cat in the animal kingdom. Case in point: leopards are capable of dragging an entire antelope up into a tree. #dinnerwithaview EXPLORE: SOUTH AFRICA, KENYA, TANZANIA & NAMIBIA.


MEET MUFASA JUST LIKE THEIR COUSINS AT PRIDE ROCK, lions move around in prides with one alpha male and a number of strong females.

CRASH COURSE

Weighing in at a steady 180 kilos with a top speed of 81 km/h

NOTORIOUS FOR THEIR BAD TEMPER and habit of running head first

and a roar that can be heard from eight kilometres away, the

into things, research suggests rhinos’ poor eyesight is to blame.

King of the Jungle holds its title for a reason.

Then again, a group of rhinos is called a crash. Enough said.

EXPLORE: TANZANIA, KENYA, BOTSWANA, NAMIBIA & SOUTH AFRICA.

EXPLORE: SOUTH AFRICA, NAMIBIA, ZIMBABWE, BOTSWANA & KENYA.

STRIPE SCIENCE

ABLE APES

JUST LIKE A HUMAN FINGERPRINT, individual zebras can be

WITH 98% OF THEIR DNA SHARED WITH HUMANS, it’s hardly

identified by the pattern of their stripes. Another cool fact? A

surprising gorillas are quite clever. One captive-born individual

group of zebras is called a dazzle. Rocking a coat this fab, there’s

named Koko managed to learn 1,000 sign language signs and

no wonder, really.

2,000 English words.

EXPLORE: ALL SOUTHERN & EASTERN COUNTRIES.

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- NEED CAMPING

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Pyiocukr style

M M O D AT

TO KNOW PICK YOUR STYLE Jumping at the chance to camp out under the starry African sky? Or perhaps sleeping al fresco just ain’t your thang? Either way, we’ve got you covered.

CAMPING TRIPS

ACCOMMODATED TRIPS

There’s nothing like the distant sounds

Sometimes you just need your creature

of the Big Five to help you drift off to the

comforts. We totally get it. That’s why

Land of Nod. On our unique camping

our accommodated trips offer the same

trips, you’ll stay in two-person dome tents

level of excitement and adventure as our

with comfy sleeping mattresses at quality

camping trips–except every day ends with

campgrounds. A true safari experience?

a night in a comfortable bed in a range of

Sign us up!

safari cabins, tented camps and hostels.

Camping trips.

EARLY PAYMENT* SAVE 5% when you book and pay in full 6 months in advance of your trip departure date.

#Bliss

* You must provide your own sleeping bag on

* Trips staying in Spitzkoppe and Serengeti & Ngorongoro Crater will not be accommodated and two-person dome tents with a mattress and sleeping bag will be provided for these locations.

FRIENDS & DISCOUNTS* SAVE 5% for 4 friends who book and travel together. SAVE 7.5% for 7 friends and 10% for 10 friends! #Winning.

MULTI-TRIP DISCOUNTS* BOOK 2 TRIPS and Save 5% on the cheapest trip. BOOK 3 TRIPS and Save 7.5% on the cheapest trip and

PAST PASSENGER*

5% on the 2nd cheapest.

SAVE 5% if you’ve travelled with us before.

BOOK 4 TRIPS and Save 10% on the cheapest trip,

7.5% on the 2nd cheapest and 5% on the 3rd.

*All above discounts apply to the trip price only, and do not apply to the Gorilla permit or adventure pass, any included flight costs, any pre & post accommodation or transfers. Only 2 discounts can be combined to a maximum value of 15%. Early Payment Option; only one advanced purchase promotion can be used per booking. For ‘Friends & Discounts’ all passengers must be booked on the same trip at the same time. Only one ‘Friends & Discounts’ can be used. For ‘Multi Trip Discount’ all trips must be booked at the same time. All discounts are subject to availability.


ADVENTURE PASS Want to experience the real Africa in all its rugged glory? With our Topdeck Adventure Pass, you’re given the green light to take part in all the activities that make Africa so unique. Think: National Park explorations, access to World Heritage sites, game drives, village tours and a whole lot more. Compulsory for all trips, the Adventure Pass ensures all the major highlights are covered and your once in a lifetime trip is one to remember. Ready for the adventure? Let’s go!

DAYS TRIP NAME

ADVENTURE PASS INCLUSIONS

SAFARI, SAND & SUN 11 DAY HIGHLIGHTS OF TANZANIA

++ Serengeti & Ngorongoro Crater Excursion

13 DAY KENYA & TANZANIA ADVENTURE

++ Maasai Mara National Reserve

14 DAY GORILLA ENCOUNTER

++ Lake Nakuru National Park

18 DAY MOUNTAIN GORILLAS TO THE MARA

++ Lake Nakuru National Park

++ Maasai Mara National Reserve

28 DAY GAME PARKS & GORILLAS

++ Lake Nakuru National Park

++ Maasai Mara National Reserve

++ Serengeti & Ngorongoro Crater Excursion

++ Serengeti & Ngorongoro Crater Excursion

FABULOUS FALLS 7 DAY

AFRICAN INSIGHT

++ Matobo National Park

14 DAY MOZAMBIQUE & ZIMBABWE EXPLORER

++ Matobo National Park

++ Hwange National Park

23 DAY KRUGER, VIC FALLS & ZANZIBAR

++ South Luangwa National Park

++ Matobo National Park

22 DAY ZANZIBAR, VIC FALLS & KRUGER

++ Matobo National Park

21 DAY EAST AFRICAN EXPLORER

++ Serengeti & Ngorongoro Crater Excursion

++ South Luangwa National Park

24 DAY SOUTH EAST ADVENTURE

++ Maasai Mara National Reserve

++ Serengeti & Ngorongoro Crater Excursion

29 DAY EAST AFRICAN EXPLORER

++ Serengeti & Ngorongoro Crater Excursion

++ South Luangwa National Park

31 DAY SOUTH EAST ADVENTURE

++ Maasai Mara National Reserve

++ Serengeti & Ngorongoro Crater Excursion ++ Matobo National Park

19 DAY SOUTH WEST SAFARI

++ Chobe National Park

++ Okavango Delta Excursion

++ Sossusvlei & Dune 45

19 DAY DESERT TRACKER

++ Chobe National Park ++ Sossusvlei & Dune 45

++ Okavango Delta Excursion

++ Cape Town Township Tour

25 DAY SOUTH WEST SAFARI

++ Chobe National Park ++ Sossusvlei & Dune 45

++ Okavango Delta Excursion

++ Matobo National Park

25 DAY DESERT TRACKER

++ Chobe National Park ++ Sossusvlei & Dune 45

++ Okavango Delta Excursionx ++ Matobo National Park

++ Cape Town Township Tour

33 DAY OCEAN TO OCEAN

++ Chobe National Park ++ Okavango Delta Excursion

++ Sossusvlei & Dune 45 ++ Cape Town Township Tour

++ Hwange National Park ++ Matobo National Park

34 DAY ZANZIBAR TO CAPE TOWN

++ Chobe National Park

++ Okavango Delta Excursion

++ Sossusvlei & Dune 45

35 DAY CAPE TOWN TO ZANZIBAR

++ South Luangwa National Park ++ Chobe National Park

++ Okavango Delta Excursion ++ Sossusvlei & Dune 45

++ Cape Town Township Tour

36 DAY RIVERS, LAKES & MOUNTAINS

++ Lake Nakuru National Park

++ Serengeti & Ngorongoro Crater Excursion ++ South Luangwa National Park

39 DAY GAME PARKS, ZANZIBAR & MOZAMBIQUE

++ Maasai Mara National Reserve ++ Hwange National Park

++ Matobo National Park

++ Serengeti & Ngorongoro Crater Excursion

39 DAY ULTIMATE AFRICAN ADVENTURE

++ Lake Nakuru National Park

++ Maasai Mara National Reserve

++ Serengeti & Ngorongoro Crater Excursion

41 DAY CAPE TOWN TO KENYA

++ Serengeti & Ngorongoro Crater Excursion ++ South Luangwa National Park

++ Chobe National Park ++ Cape Town Township Tour

++ Okavango Delta Excursion ++ Sossusvlei & Dune 45

43 DAY KENYA TO CAPE TOWN

++ Maasai Mara National Reserve ++ Serengeti & Ngorongoro Crater Excursion

++ Chobe National Park ++ Sossusvlei & Dune 45

++ Okavango Delta Excursion

44 DAY RIVERS, LAKES & MOUNTAINS

++ Lake Nakuru National Park ++ Serengeti & Ngorongoro Crater Excursion

++ South Luangwa National Park

++ Matobo National Park

46 DAY ULTIMATE AFRICAN ADVENTURE

++ Lake Nakuru National Park ++ Maasai Mara National Reserve

++ Serengeti & Ngorongoro Crater Excursion

++ Matobo National Park

56 DAY GRAND AFRICAN ADVENTURE

++ Lake Nakuru National Park ++ Serengeti & Ngorongoro Crater Excursion ++ South Luangwa National Park

++ Chobe National Park ++ Okavango Delta Excursion

++ Sossusvlei & Dune 45 ++ Cape Town Township Tour

58 DAY ULTIMATE AFRICAN OVERLANDER

++ Lake Nakuru National Park ++ Maasai Mara National Reserve

++ Okavango Delta Excursion ++ Sossusvlei & Dune 45

++ Serengeti & Ngorongoro Crater Excursion ++ Chobe National Park

++ Matobo National Park

SOUTHERN CHARM

THE BIG PICTURE

GORILLA PERMITS The Bwindi Impenetrable Park region is home to 400 of the world’s remaining mountain gorillas. Due to the endangered status of this species, visitors are strictly limited and a permit must be purchased at the time of booking to make sure you get to see these gentle giants. Local laws and regulations don’t allow for permits to be reserved in bulk. The cost for the permit is listed on each itinerary visiting the area and we will obtain one on your behalf (subject to availability). The permit also includes a trekking excursion to see chimpanzees in their local habitat at Kyambura Gorge. Gorilla permit rates are subject to change due to currency fluctuations. PLEASE NOTE: To ensure we obtain gorilla permits, we may trek outside Uganda in neighbouring countries such as Rwanda, where gorillas have also been habituated for viewing. Trekking here involves a minimal detour from the described route.

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i r a f a S + d n Sa n u S MAKE LIKE GEORGE AND HIT THE JUNGLE ON THESE ADVENTURE-PACKED EXPEDITIONS TO THE HOME OF AFRICA’S MOST INTRIGUING RESIDENTS. Discover what lies beyond the plains of Africa’s famed game reserves, and when you’re ready to relax, hit the beach. That’s right – just a hop, skip and a snorkel away lies a stunning archipelago, ready to be explored. Think: powder-white sand, swaying palms and turquoise waters. Tick, tick, tick.


UNIQUE DESTINATIONS: ++ Arusha, Tanzania ++ Nairobi, Kenya ++ Lake Bunyonyi, Uganda ++ Eldoret, Kenya

BUCKET LIST HIGHLIGHTS: ++ Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Crater excursion ++ Mountain gorilla and chimp trekking ++ The beautiful beaches of Zanzibar ++ Maasai Mara National Reserve DAYS | TRIP NAME

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11 DAY | Highlights of Tanzania Dar es Salaam 14 13 DAY | Kenya & Tanzania Adventure Nairobi

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6 DAY | Troop to the Gorillas

Kampala

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Nairobi

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18 DAY | Mountain Gorillas to the Mara Nairobi

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28 DAY | Game Parks & Gorillas

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14 DAY | Gorilla Encounter

ACCOMMODATION

Nairobi

CAMPING OR ACCOMMODATED

TRIP LENGTH

6 - 28 DAYS

ROOM TYPES

TWIN


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11 DAY | H I G H L I G H T S O F T A N Z A N I A DAR ES SALAAM

NAIROBI

2

COUNTRIES VISITED

22

MEALS

STOP & STAY

PHOTO: SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK, TANZANIA

DAY STOP

TRIP CODE: ZOCKDN START

FINISH 2016 JAN 14 JAN 28 FEB 11 FEB 25 FEB 10 MAR 24 MAR 7 APR 21 APR 5 MAY 19 MAY 2 JUN 16 JUN 30 JUL 14 JUL 28 AUG 11 AUG 25 AUG 8 SEP 22

4 18 1 15 29 14 28 11 25 9 23 6 20 4 18 1 15 29 12

JAN JAN FEB FEB MAR MAR APR APR MAY MAY JUN JUN JUN JUL JUL AUG AUG SEP SEP

START FINISH 26 SEP 6 OCT 10 OCT 20 OCT 24 OCT 3 NOV 7 NOV 17 NOV 21 NOV 1 DEC 5 DEC 15 DEC 19 DEC 29 DEC 2017 2 JAN 12 JAN 16 JAN 26 JAN 30 JAN 9 FEB 13 FEB 23 FEB 27 FEB 9 MAR 13 MAR 23 MAR 27 MAR 6 APR 10 APR 20 APR 24 APR 4 MAY 8 MAY 18 MAY 22 MAY 1 JUN

Price based on USD per person Twin-share

11 DAYS (CAMPING)

2440

$

USD PER PERSON

TRIP PRICE OF $1670 + $770 ADVENTURE PASS

11 DAYS (ACCOMMODATED)

2900

$

USD PER PERSON

TRIP PRICE OF $2130 + $770 ADVENTURE PASS

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ST

All items listed in the Bucket List and More Inclusions are included within the total price of your trip. The total trip price is inclusive of the Adventure Pass (see page 11) which is compulsory for all trips. All other activities mentioned are optional (and so may cost extra) but too awesome to miss out.

DAYS 1-5 DAR ES SALAAM AND ZANZIBAR, TANZANIA. Start your adventure by departing Tanzania’s main port city, Dar es Salaam by ferry for the relaxing paradise island of Zanzibar. Enjoy the capital Stone Town and visit the palm-fringed shores of the northern beaches, where you can try your hand at snorkelling and diving. Known as ‘Spice Island’, you’ll have the chance to explore the bazaars, mosques, palaces and alleyways of the old town, taking in the dazzling tastes and scents that linger in the air. Dragging our feet, we leave Zanzibar and ferry back to Dar es Salaam to continue our journey. (BX3) (B,D) DAY 6 DAR ES SALAAM TO MARANGU. All aboard our overland truck as we travel inland from Tanzania’s Indian Ocean coast to the grassy plains of Northern Tanzania. It’s by the Pangani River, one of the most important rivers in the country, that we’ll set up camp for the night. (B,L,D) DAY 7 MARANGU TO ARUSHA. Continue on to Tanzania’s sprawling safari capital Arusha, passing by Africa’s highest peak, Mt Kilimanjaro. During our stay in Arusha, we can take a guided walk in the local Maasai village to learn about their traditional culture, and even visit the snake enclosure at the Mererani Snake Park! (B,L,D) DAYS 8-10 ARUSHA AND SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK/ NGORONGORO CRATER. Transferring to smaller 4WD vehicles, it’s time for a 2 night/3 day game viewing trip through the Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Crater. We pass into the park and drive around the Crater’s rim and down onto the Serengeti plains, where we hope to spot all of the Big 5 – as well as hyena, cheetah, wildebeest and antelope! (B,L,DX3) DAY 11 ARUSHA TO NAIROBI, KENYA. After our last night at camp, we make our way across the Masai Steppe to the Kenyan frontier. Completing formalities at Namanga border post, we drive the last stretch of road to Nairobi, Kenya’s capital, where our tour sadly ends. (B,L)

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ Zanzibar ++ Maasai village walk ++ Serengeti National Park & Ngorongoro Crater excursion

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ ++ ++ ++ ++

10 breakfasts (B), 6 lunches (L), 6 dinners (D) 6 nights in campsites & 4 nights hotels Zanzibar ferry Fully equipped safari vehicle 2-person dome tents or twin-share accommodated ++ Camping and cooking equipment ++ Awesome Trip Leader + Driver


15

NAIROBI

DAR ES SALAAM

2

COUNTRIES VISITED

30

AFRICA

13 DAY | K E N Y A & T A N Z A N I A A D V E N T U R E MEALS

STOP & STAY

DAYS 9-13 BAGAMOYO TO DAR ES SALAAM AND ZANZIBAR. Today we’re off to Dar es Salaam. After a night here we ferry over to gorgeous Zanzibar to relax, unwind and enjoy the bounty of treats this idyllic paradise has to offer. Try snorkelling and diving, indulge in some sumptuous seafood, or simply relax beneath a coconut palm with a cocktail and a good book. Once you’ve enjoyed all this island has to offer, we’ll return to the mainland where our trip (sadly) ends. (B,L,D) (BX4)

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ ++ ++ ++ ++

12 breakfasts (B), 9 lunches (L), 9 dinners (D) 9 nights in campsites & 3 nights in hotels Zanzibar ferry Fully equipped safari vehicle 2-person dome tents or twin-share accommodated ++ Camping and cooking equipment ++ Awesome Trip Leader + Driver

TRIP CODE: ZOKCND START 10 24 7 21 6 20 3 17 1 15 29 12 26 10 24 7 21 4 18

FINISH 2016 JAN 22 JAN JAN 5 FEB FEB 19 FEB FEB 4 MAR MAR 18 MAR MAR 1 APR APR 15 APR APR 29 APR MAY 13 MAY MAY 27 MAY MAY 10 JUN JUN 24 JUN JUN 8 JUL JUL 22 JUL JUL 5 AUG AUG 19 AUG AUG 2 SEP SEP 16 SEP SEP 30 SEP

START FINISH 2 OCT 14 OCT 16 OCT 28 OCT 30 OCT 11 NOV 13 NOV 25 NOV 27 NOV 9 DEC 11 DEC 23 DEC 25 DEC 6 JAN 2017 8 JAN 20 JAN 22 JAN 3 FEB 5 FEB 17 FEB 19 FEB 3 MAR 5 MAR 17 MAR 19 MAR 31 MAR 2 APR 14 APR 16 APR 28 APR 30 APR 12 MAY 14 MAY 26 MAY 28 MAY 9 JUN

Price based on USD per person Twin-share

13 DAYS (CAMPING)

3010

$

USD PER PERSON

TRIP PRICE OF $1690 + $1320 ADVENTURE PASS

13 DAYS (ACCOMMODATED)

3530

$

USD PER PERSON

TRIP PRICE OF $2210 + $1320 ADVENTURE PASS All items listed in the Bucket List and More Inclusions are included within the total price of your trip. The total trip price is inclusive of the Adventure Pass (see page 11) which is compulsory for all trips. All other activities mentioned are optional (and so may cost extra) but too awesome to miss out.

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DAYS 5-8 ARUSHA TO BAGAMOYO VIA SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK AND NGORONGORO CRATER. We switch to smaller 4WD vehicles and drive west to Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park. We view game by day and camp out by night in the middle of the reserve, where wildlife may roam past. From the Serengeti plains we climb the steep sided Ngorongoro Crater and make camp on the rim. The Ngorongoro Crater is a spectacular World Heritage Site, offering unparalleled wildlife viewing opportunities. Returning to Arusha and rejoining our truck, we travel past Mt Kilimanjaro and have a night to relax in the Bagamoyo area. (B,L,DX4)

++ Maasai Mara National Reserve ++ Maasai village walk ++ Serengeti National Park & Ngorongoro Crater excursion

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DAY 4 NAIROBI TO ARUSHA, TANZANIA. After crossing the border into Tanzania, we arrive at our destination, Arusha. Situated mid-way between Cape Town and Cairo, this is very much Tanzania’s ‘safari capital’ – a bustling city with colourful markets, shops, vehicles and people, all nestling in the shadow of the brooding Mt Meru. After exploring the curio markets, we head to our camp just outside Arusha on the open plains to the west of the city. (B,L,D)

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED)

PHOTO: SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK, TANZANIA

DAY STOP

DAYS 1-3 NAIROBI, KENYA, AND MAASAI MARA NATIONAL RESERVE. From Nairobi we travel to the Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya’s best known game park. The Mara’s rolling grasslands and broad horizons, not to mention the wildlife, bring to mind images of what many people think of as ‘classic’ Africa. (L,D) (B,L,DX2)


16 AFRICA

6 DAY | T R O O P T O T H E G O R I L L A S KAMPALA

KAMPALA

1

COUNTRY VISITED

16

MEALS

STOP & STAY

PHOTO: BWINDI IMPENETRABLE FOREST

DAY STOP

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ Queen Elizabeth National Park ++ Chimpanzee viewing ++ Mountain Gorilla trekking

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ ++ ++ ++

5 breakfasts (B), 6 lunches (L), 5 dinners (D) 5 nights in campsites Fully equipped safari vehicle 2-person dome tents or twin-share accommodated ++ Camping and cooking equipment ++ Awesome Trip Leader + Driver Price based on USD per person Twin-share

6 DAYS (CAMPING)

900

$

USD PER PERSON

+ $690 GORILLA & CHIMP PERMIT

6 DAYS (ACCOMMODATED)

1200

$

USD PER PERSON

+ $690 GORILLA & CHIMP PERMIT All items listed in the Bucket List and More Inclusions are included within the total price of your trip. The total trip price is inclusive of the Adventure Pass (see page 11) which is compulsory for all trips. All other activities mentioned are optional (and so may cost extra) but too awesome to miss out.

M O FR G AY N TI 0/D AR 15 $

ST

Please note: Due to the endangered status of the gorillas, visitors are strictly limited and a permit must be purchased at the time of booking to ensure you get to see these gentle giants. Permit rates are subject to change due to currency fluctuations.

DAY 1 KAMPALA, UGANDA TO QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK. From Kampala, we travel west towards Queen Elizabeth National Park through fertile green terraced hillsides, lush banana plantations, steep mountains and tangled forests with herds of Ankole cattle, their incredible long curving horns roaming the roads and paddocks. We camp a short distance from the Queen Elizabeth National Park. Here you will have the opportunity to relax and unwind, take a walk in the surrounding areas and mingle with the local community. (L,D) DAY 2 QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK. This morning we enter the Queen Elizabeth National Park and take in the magnificent views of the mountains that separate Uganda from central Africa, as well as Lake Edwards and Lake George. In fact Queen Elizabeth National Park has over 500 species of bird and 100 species of mammals, making it one of the most biodiverse national parks in the world. If you’re lucky, you might get to spot these animals en route to Kyambura Gorge for the trek to see the chimpanzees. Unlike their larger cousins the mountain gorilla, chimps live mostly in the trees, so prepare to peer high into the forest canopy. (B,L,D) DAY 3-5 QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK TO LAKE BUNYONYI (GORILLA TREK AND FREE TIME). This region of Africa is home to the world’s remaining 770 mountain gorillas, many of which inhabit the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park (occasionally we may travel into neighbouring Rwanda to trek for the gorillas). On the day of our trek, we gather in the early morning to meet our local guide and tracker before walking in small groups into the thick rainforest. The trek can be demanding at times with uneven terrain and hilly rainforest but the privilege of spending time with a family of these gentle primates makes the effort well worthwhile. When you’re not trekking, there are many optional activities to do here such as hiring canoes to visit some of the lake’s islands, local tribes and villages and local orphanages as well as bird watching and nature walks. Or just relax around camp, catch up on the diary, or send some postcards home. (B,L,DX3)

TRIP CODE: ZOKCGK START 12 19 9 16 8 15 5 12 3 10 31 7 28 5 26 2 23 30 20

FINISH 2016 JAN 17 JAN JAN 24 JAN FEB 14 FEB FEB 21 FEB MAR 13 MAR MAR 20 MAR APR 10 APR APR 17 APR MAY 8 MAY MAY 15 MAY MAY 5 JUN JUN 12 JUN JUN 3 JUL JUL 10 JUL JUL 31 JUL AUG 7 AUG AUG 28 AUG AUG 4 SEP SEP 25 SEP

START FINISH 27 SEP 2 OCT 18 OCT 23 OCT 25 OCT 30 OCT 15 NOV 20 NOV 22 NOV 27 NOV 13 DEC 18 DEC 20 DEC 25 DEC 2017 10 JAN 15 JAN 17 JAN 22 JAN 7 FEB 12 FEB 14 FEB 19 FEB 7 MAR 12 MAR 14 MAR 19 MAR 4 APR 9 APR 11 APR 16 APR 2 MAY 7 MAY 9 MAY 14 MAY 30 MAY 4 JUN

DAY 6 LAKE BUNYONYI TO KAMPALA. Leaving Lake Bunyonyi we make our way back across the Equator (stopping for a photo opportunity if we did not stop en route to Queen Elizabeth National Park) through lush pasture lands and the northern reaches of Lake Victoria (largest lake in Africa) to Kampala where our trip finishes upon arrival. Kampala is a hotspot for great food and entertainment. If time allows, take the night out and try the local cuisines and enjoy the hospitality and friendliness of the local Ugandans. (B,L)


17

NAIROBI

NAIROBI

2

COUNTRIES VISITED

40

AFRICA

14 DAY | G O R I L L A E N C O U N T E R MEALS

STOP & STAY

TRIP CODE: ZOKCGN

DAYS 2-3 LAKE NAKURU NATIONAL PARK TO KAMPALA, UGANDA, VIA ELDORET. We continue north through the highlands to Eldoret before we cross into Uganda to the bustling capital Kampala. (B,L,DX2) DAY 4-5 KAMPALA TO QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK. After a night in Kampala, we drive west to Queen Elizabeth National Park in search of Uganda’s natural wildlife, pausing to appreciate the views of Lake Edward. (B,L,DX2) DAYS 6-9 QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK TO LAKE BUNYONYI (GORILLA TREK AND FREE TIME). Our next stop is rural South West Uganda and our camp on Lake Bunyonyi. On the way, we visit a chimpanzee sanctuary at Kyambura Gorge. Using Lake Bunyonyi as our base, it is in the bountiful area of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest that local guides will lead us on a trek to see a family of gorillas. The trek can be demanding but the effort is soon forgotten when we finally find ourselves in the midst of this incredible species. After a one-hour audience with these gentle giants, you may be surprised at how close you can get. (B,L,DX4) DAYS 10-12 LAKE BUNYONYI TO JINJA, VIA KAMPALA. Returning to Kampala, we have a night in the capital before continuing to Jinja. Situated near the source of the River Nile there’s the opportunity to assist a local charity in building and improving community schools–time to roll up your sleeves and make a difference! (B,L,DX3) DAYS 13-14 JINJA TO NAIROBI, KENYA, VIA ELDORET. Crossing back into Kenya with a stop in Eldoret, we carry on along the Rift Valley to Nairobi where our Gorilla Encounter trip ends. (B,L,D) (B,L)

2016 JAN 22 JAN 29 FEB 19 FEB 26 MAR 18 MAR 25 APR 15 APR 22 APR 13 MAY 20 MAY 10 JUN 17 JUN 8 JUL 15 JUL 5 JUL 12 AUG 2 AUG 9 SEP 30

JAN JAN FEB FEB MAR MAR APR APR MAY MAY JUN JUN JUL JUL AUG AUG SEP SEP SEP

Price based on USD per person Twin-share START FINISH 24 SEP 7 OCT 15 OCT 28 OCT 22 OCT 4 NOV 12 NOV 25 NOV 19 NOV 2 DEC 10 DEC 23 DEC 17 DEC 30 DEC 2017 7 JAN 20 JAN 14 JAN 27 JAN 4 FEB 17 FEB 11 FEB 24 FEB 4 MAR 17 MAR 11 MAR 24 MAR 1 APR 14 APR 8 APR 21 APR 29 APR 12 MAY 6 MAY 19 MAY 27 MAY 9 JUN

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ ++ ++ ++

The Great Rift Valley Lake Nakuru & Queen Elizabeth National Parks Mountain gorilla trekking Chimpanzee viewing

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ ++ ++ ++

13 breakfasts (B), 14 lunches (L), 13 dinners (D) 13 nights in campsites Fully equipped safari vehicle 2-person dome tents or twin-share accommodated ++ Camping and cooking equipment ++ Awesome Trip Leader + Driver

14 DAYS (CAMPING)

1720

$

USD PER PERSON

TRIP PRICE OF $1580 + $140 ADVENTURE PASS + $690 GORILLA & CHIMP PERMIT

14 DAYS (ACCOMMODATED)

2270

$

USD PER PERSON

TRIP PRICE OF $2130 + $140 ADVENTURE PASS + $690 GORILLA & CHIMP PERMIT

All items listed in the Bucket List and More Inclusions are included within the total price of your trip. The total trip price is inclusive of the Adventure Pass (see page 11) which is compulsory for all trips. All other activities mentioned are optional (and so may cost extra) but too awesome to miss out. Please note: Due to the endangered status of the gorillas, visitors are strictly limited and a permit must be purchased at the time of booking to ensure you get to see these gentle giants. Permit rates are subject to change due to currency fluctuations.

AR $1 TIN 23 G /D FR AY OM

9 16 6 13 5 12 2 9 30 7 28 4 25 2 23 30 20 27 17

FINISH

ST

START

PHOTO: BWINDI IMPENETRABLE FOREST

DAY STOP

DAY 1 NAIROBI, KENYA TO LAKE NAKURU NATIONAL PARK. Day one of our epic adventure and we’re off to Kenya’s Great Rift Valley and Lake Nakuru National Park. Best known for its birdlife (hello, flamingos!) Nakuru also contains good stocks of rhinos, leopards, buffaloes, warthogs, baboons, antelopes and lions. (L,D)


18 AFRICA

18 DAY | M O U N T A I N G O R I L L A S T O T H E M A R A NAIROBI

NAIROBI

2

COUNTRIES VISITED

49

MEALS

STOP & STAY

PHOTO: BWINDI IMPENETRABLE FOREST

DAY STOP

TRIP CODE: ZOKCGM XXXXX START

FINISH 2016 JAN 26 FEB 23 MAR 22 APR 19 APR 17 MAY 14 JUN 12 JUL 9 AUG 6 SEP 4

9 6 5 2 30 28 25 23 20 17

JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT

START FINISH 15 OCT 1 NOV 12 NOV 29 NOV 10 DEC 27 DEC 2017 7 JAN 24 JAN 4 FEB 21 FEB 4 MAR 21 MAR 1 APR 18 APR 29 APR 16 MAY 27 MAY 13 JUN

Price based on USD per person Twin-share

18 DAYS (CAMPING)

2800

$

USD PER PERSON

TRIP PRICE OF $2100 + $700 ADVENTURE PASS + $690 GORILLA & CHIMP PERMIT

18 DAYS (ACCOMMODATED)

3460

$

USD PER PERSON

TRIP PRICE OF $2760 + $700 ADVENTURE PASS + $690 GORILLA & CHIMP PERMIT All items listed in the Bucket List and More Inclusions are included within the total price of your trip. The total trip price is inclusive of the Adventure Pass (see page 11) which is compulsory for all trips. All other activities mentioned are optional (and so may cost extra) but too awesome to miss out.

ST

Please note: Due to the endangered status of the gorillas, visitors are strictly limited and a permit must be purchased at the time of booking to ensure you get to see these gentle giants. Permit rates are subject to change due to currency fluctuations.

DAY 1 NAIROBI, KENYA TO LAKE NAKURU NATIONAL PARK. We depart Nairobi early and descend into the Great Rift Valley–an enormous cleft in the Earth’s surface stretching from the Red Sea to Madagascar–on our way to Lake Nakuru National Park. (L,D) DAY 2 LAKE NAKURU TO ELDORET. Cross into the Northern hemisphere and climb in altitude towards Eldoret, the fifth largest town in Kenya. Tonight we camp on hilly tribal land–once home to members of the ancient Sirikwa tribe. (B,L,D) DAY 3 ELDORET TO KAMPALA, UGANDA. Next up is Winston Churchill’s Pearl of Africa, a country with beautiful natural scenery and a rich mosaic of tribes and cultures. Our first night we camp at Kampala, a bustling city with roadside traders, markets and matatu (mini-bus taxi) stands. (B,L,D) DAY 4 KAMPALA TO QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK. Truck on west through lush banana plantations, steep mountains and tangled forests. Our camp is a short distance from Queen Elizabeth National Park, giving you the opportunity to explore and mingle with the locals. (B,L,D) DAY 5 QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK. Queen Elizabeth National Park has over 500 species of bird and 100 species of mammals, making it one of the most biodiverse national parks in the world. If you’re lucky, you might spot some of these animals en route to our chimpanzee trek. (B,L,D) DAYS 6-8 QUEEN ELIZABETH NP TO LAKE BUNYONYI (GORILLA TREK AND FREE TIME). Over the next few days the group will be split with one group trekking to the mountain gorillas while the others relax at Lake Bunyonyi to enjoy the many activities on offer. (B,L,DX3) DAY 9 LAKE BUNYONYI TO KAMPALA. We make our way back across the equator through the northern reaches of Lake Victoria. Kampala is a cultural hot spot so take the night out and enjoy what the locals have to offer. (B,L,D)

M O FR G AY N TI 6/D AR 15 $

DAY 10-12 KAMPALA TO JINJA. Leaving the capital we drive a short distance to our camp on the grassy banks overlooking the Nile River. Optional activities

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ The Great Rift Valley ++ Lake Nakuru National Park & Queen Elizabeth National Park ++ Mountain gorilla trekking ++ Chimpanzee viewing ++ Maasai Mara National Reserve

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ ++ ++ ++

17 breakfasts (B), 17 lunches (L), 15 dinners (D) 17 nights in campsites Fully equipped safari vehicle 2-person dome tents or twin-share accommodated ++ Camping and cooking equipment ++ Awesome Trip Leader + Driver include white water rafting, helping with a local school project or mountain biking, quad biking and even bungy jumping! (B,L,DX3) DAY 13 JINJA TO ELDORET, KENYA. Retrace your steps across the Kenyan border to Eldoret, where we will camp for the night. Tonight’s a perfect time to exchange stories around the campfire with fellow travellers. (B,L,D) DAY 14-15 ELDORET TO NAIROBI. Time to make our way south to our base just outside Kenya’s capital. The next day is free to explore the city and surrounding area and your Trip Leader can help you arrange any optional excursions locally. (B,L) (B) DAY 16-17 NAIROBI TO MAASAI MARA RESERVE. We depart the city early and make our way across the Great Rift Valley to the Maasai Mara National Reserve in small, specialised safari vehicles. The Mara is excellent for game viewing and sightings of Africa’s Big 5 and an array of other wildlife are common yearround. (B,L,DX2) DAY 18 MAASAI MARA RESERVE TO NAIROBI. Cross the floor of the Great Rift Valley and climb out in Nairobi where our safari ends. (B,L)


19

NAIROBI

DAR ES SALAAM

3

COUNTRIES VISITED

72

AFRICA

28 DAY | G A M E P A R K S & G O R I L L A S MEALS

STOP & STAY

DAY 6 QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK TO LAKE BUNYONYI. Next up is rural South West Uganda and our camp on Lake Bunyonyi. On the way we visit a chimpanzee sanctuary at Kyambura Gorge. (B,L,D) DAYS 7-8 LAKE BUNYONYI (GORILLA TREK AND FREE TIME). Using Lake Bunyonyi as our base, local guides will lead you through the densely forested area of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest on an optional trek to see a family of gorillas in the wild. We have a onehour audience with these gentle giants and spend several days in the area to allow time for everyone to complete the trek. (B,L,DX2) DAYS 9-12 LAKE BUNYONYI TO JINJA VIA KAMPALA. Returning to Kampala we have a night in the capital before continuing to Jinja. Today you have the opportunity to assist a local charity in building and improving community schools. (B,L,DX4) DAYS 13-15 JINJA TO NAIROBI, KENYA, VIA ELDORET. We cross back into Kenya, stopping at Eldoret and driving along the Rift Valley to Nairobi where we refill provisions and catch up on emails and shopping. (B,L,D) (B,L) (B) DAYS 16-18 NAIROBI AND MAASAI MARA NATIONAL RESERVE. On to the Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya’s best known game park. The Mara’s

Lake Nakuru & Queen Elizabeth National Park Mountain gorilla trekking Chimpanzee viewing Maasai Mara National Reserve Maasai village walk Serengeti National Park & Ngorongoro Crater excursion

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ ++ ++ ++ ++

27 breakfasts (B), 23 lunches (L), 22 dinners (D) 24 nights in campsites & 3 nights hotels Zanzibar ferry Fully equipped safari vehicle 2-person dome tents or twin-share accommodated ++ Camping and cooking equipment ++ Awesome Trip Leader + Driver

TRIP CODE: ZOKCGD START 9 6 5 2 30 28 25 23 20 17

FINISH 2016 JAN 5 FEB FEB 4 MAR MAR 1 APR APR 29 APR APR 27 MAY MAY 24 JUN JUN 22 JUL JUL 19 AUG AUG 16 SEP SEP 14 OCT

START FINISH 15 OCT 11 NOV 12 NOV 9 DEC 10 DEC 6 JAN 2017 7 JAN 3 FEB 4 FEB 3 MAR 4 MAR 31 MAR 1 APR 28 APR 29 APR 26 MAY 27 MAY 23 JUN

Price based on USD per person Twin-share

28 DAYS (CAMPING)

4550

$

USD PER PERSON

TRIP PRICE OF $3100 + $1450 ADVENTURE PASS

rolling grasslands, broad horizons and variety of wildlife is what many people think of as ‘classic Africa’. (B,L,DX3)

+ $690 GORILLA & CHIMP PERMIT

DAY 19 NAIROBI TO ARUSHA, TANZANIA. From the ‘Mara’ we return briefly to Nairobi before crossing into Tanzania to Arusha, setting up camp a few miles outside of town at the Meserani Snake Park. (B,L,D)

$

DAYS 20-23 ARUSHA TO SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK/NGORONGORO CRATER AND BAGAMOYO. Switch to smaller 4WD vehicles and drive west to Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park. Next up is Ngorongoro Crater for our third major game park in a week. We return to Arusha and rejoin our truck travelling past Mt Kilimanjaro. (B,L,DX4)

USD PER PERSON

DAYS 24-28 BAGAMOYO TO DAR ES SALAAM AND ZANZIBAR. Today we travel to the Indian Ocean and Tanzania’s main port, Dar es Salaam. After a night in this lively city we take the ferry to Zanzibar, the Spice Island. Relax and enjoy beautiful beaches, spectacular snorkelling and spice trips before we round off the trip on the mainland. (B,L,D) (BX4)

28 DAYS (ACCOMMODATED)

5710

TRIP PRICE OF $4260 + $1450 ADVENTURE PASS + $690 GORILLA & CHIMP PERMIT All items listed in the Bucket List and More Inclusions are included within the total price of your trip. The total trip price is inclusive of the Adventure Pass (see page 11) which is compulsory for all trips. All other activities mentioned are optional (and so may cost extra) but too awesome to miss out. Please note: Due to the endangered status of the gorillas, visitors are strictly limited and a permit must be purchased at the time of booking to ensure you get to see these gentle giants. Permit rates are subject to change due to currency fluctuations.

AR $1 TIN 63 G /D FR AY OM

DAY 4-5 KAMPALA TO QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK. After a night here we drive west to Queen Elizabeth National Park to meet Uganda’s spectacular wildlife, with a scenery stop at the spectacular views of Lake Edward. (B,L,DX2)

++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++

ST

DAYS 2-3 LAKE NAKURU NATIONAL PARK TO KAMPALA, UGANDA, VIA ELDORET. From Nakuru we continue northwest to Eldoret, and then over the border to Uganda’s bustling capital, Kampala. (B,L,DX2)

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED)

PHOTO: MAASAI MARA NATIONAL PARK

DAY STOP

DAY 1 NAIROBI, KENYA TO LAKE NAKURU NATIONAL PARK. Our first stop is Lake Nakuru National Park on the floor of the Great Rift Valley. The shallow soda lake attracts a huge variety of flamingos as well as buffaloes, lions, rhinos, leopards, warthogs, baboons, antelopes and a variety of smaller animals. (L,D)


s u o l u Fab s l l Fa A PRETTY CATCHY TUNE ONCE TOLD US “DON’T GO CHASING WATERFALLS” BUT WE TEND TO DISAGREE. Spend your days gallivanting the game reserves with the native animals, before following the mighty roar of the awe-inspiring Victoria Falls. Feel the rumble? This bad boy can be heard a whopping 40 kilometres away. No wonder it’s referred to as “The smoke that thunders”. Seriously.


s UNIQUE DESTINATIONS: ++ Lake Malawi, Malawi ++ South Luangwa National Park, Zambia ++ Livingstone, Zambia ++ Xai Xai, Mozambique

BUCKET LIST HIGHLIGHTS: ++ Kruger National Park ++ Shangaan cultural evening ++ Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park - Victoria Falls ++ Dhow sailing in Vilanculos DAYS | TRIP NAME 7 DAY | African Insight

START

PAGE

Johannesburg 22

14 DAY | Mozambique & Zimbabwe

Victoria Falls 23

23 DAY | Kruger, VIC Falls & Zanzibar Johannesburg 24 22 DAY | Zanzibar, VIC Falls & Kruger Dar es Salaam 25 21 DAY | East African Explorer

Livingstone 26

24 DAY | South East Adventure 29 DAY | East African Explorer

Nairobi

27

Johannesburg 28

31 DAY | South East Adventure

ACCOMMODATION

Nairobi

29

CAMPING OR ACCOMMODATED

TRIP LENGTH

7 - 31 DAYS

ROOM TYPES

TWIN


22 AFRICA

7 DAY | A F R I C A N I N S I G H T JOHANNESBURG

LIVINGSTONE

3

COUNTRIES VISITED

15/16

MEALS

STOP & STAY

PHOTO: KRUGER NATIONAL PARK, SOUTH AFRICA

DAY STOP

TRIP CODE: ZOAIJL/ZOAILJ START

FINISH

EX. JOHANNESBURG ZOAIJL 2016 14 JAN 20 JAN 28 JAN 3 FEB 11 FEB 17 FEB 25 FEB 2 MAR 10 MAR 16 MAR 24 MAR 30 MAR 7 APR 13 APR 21 APR 27 APR 5 MAY 11 MAY 19 MAY 25 MAY 2 JUN 8 JUN 16 JUN 22 JUN 30 JUN 6 JUL 14 JUL 20 JUL 28 JUL 3 AUG 11 AUG 17 AUG 25 AUG 31 AUG 8 SEP 14 SEP 22 SEP 28 SEP 6 OCT 12 OCT 20 OCT 26 OCT 3 NOV 9 NOV 17 NOV 23 NOV 1 DEC 7 DEC 15 DEC 21 DEC 29 DEC 4 JAN 2017 12 JAN 18 JAN 26 JAN 1 FEB 9 FEB 15 FEB 23 FEB 1 MAR 9 MAR 15 MAR 23 MAR 29 MAR 6 APR 12 APR 20 APR 26 APR 4 MAY 10 MAY 18 MAY 24 MAY

START

FINISH

EX. LIVINGSTONE ZOAILJ 2016 JAN 12 JAN JAN 26 JAN FEB 9 FEB FEB 23 FEB MAR 8 MAR MAR 22 MAR MAR 5 APR APR 19 APR APR 3 MAY MAY 17 MAY MAY 31 MAY JUN 14 JUN JUN 28 JUN JUL 12 JUL JUL 26 JUL AUG 9 AUG AUG 23 AUG AUG 6 SEP SEP 20 SEP SEP 4 OCT OCT 18 OCT OCT 1 NOV NOV 15 NOV NOV 29 NOV DEC 13 DEC DEC 27 DEC 2017 4 JAN 10 JAN 18 JAN 24 JAN 1 FEB 7 FEB 15 FEB 21 FEB 1 MAR 7 MAR 15 MAR 21 MAR 29 MAR 4 APR 12 APR 18 APR 26 APR 2 MAY 10 MAY 16 MAY 24 MAY 30 MAY

6 20 3 17 2 16 30 13 27 11 25 8 22 6 20 3 17 31 14 28 12 26 9 23 7 21

DAYS 1-2 JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA VIA GREATER KRUGER. Our trip begins in Johannesburg, the City of Gold and one of the most cosmopolitan cities on the African continent. Starting early, we travel east through the Mpumalanga province to the Greater Kruger area. Kruger is South Africa’s premier national park and in connection with parks in adjoining Mozambique and Botswana, covers 24,000 square kilometres of land used in the protection of African wildlife! Over dinner we enjoy a Shangaan cultural evening including traditional dance. We enjoy a full day’s game viewing in the national park, seeking wildlife encounters with Africa’s Big 5–lion, elephant, buffalo, rhino and leopard–as well as giraffe, hippo, zebra, various antelope and a variety of amazing birdlife and reptiles. (D) (B,L,D) DAY 3-4 KRUGER NATIONAL PARK TO MATOBO NATIONAL PARK VIA TSHIPISE. Leaving Kruger we move north, spending the night near the Limpopo River close to the Beitbridge border. Completing formalities at the border post we enter Zimbabwe and drive through stunning landscapes and the town of Gweru to Matobo National Park, home to a wide variety of animal species including black and white rhinoceros, zebra, wildebeest and giraffe. Try various activities including game drives, fishing, horse riding and many more. (B,L,DX2) DAY 5-7 MATOBO NATIONAL PARK TO LIVINGSTONE, ZAMBIA. Awake to another day in this nature lover’s heaven. While away the hours with a spot of bird watching, or test your fitness levels with a good old fashioned hike. From Matobo National Park we cross into Zambia and drive to Livingstone, where our camp is situated on the banks of the Zambezi River. We have our last night at camp just downstream from Victoria Falls, one of Africa’s most spectacular sights and the perfect place to end our trip. (B,L,D) (BX2)

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ ++ ++ ++

Kruger National Park Matobo National Park Shangaan cultural evening Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park - Victoria Falls

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 6 breakfasts (B), 4 lunches (L) on ZOAIJL / 5 lunches (L) on ZOAILJ, 5 dinners (D) ++ 6 nights in campsites ++ Fully equipped safari vehicle ++ 2-person dome tents or twin-share accommodated ++ Camping and cooking equipment ++ Awesome Trip Leader + Driver Price based on USD per person Twin-share

7 DAYS (CAMPING)

1200

$

USD PER PERSON

TRIP PRICE OF $1100 + $100 ADVENTURE PASS

7 DAYS (ACCOMMODATED)

1650

$

USD PER PERSON

TRIP PRICE OF $1550 + $100 ADVENTURE PASS

ST M O FR G AY N TI 2/D AR 17 $

All items listed in the Bucket List and More Inclusions are included within the total price of your trip. The total trip price is inclusive of the Adventure Pass (see page 11) which is compulsory for all trips. All other activities mentioned are optional (and so may cost extra) but too awesome to miss out.


VICTORIA FALLS

JOHANNESBURG

3

COUNTRIES VISITED

36

AFRICA

14 DAY | M OZ AM BIQ U E & Z I MB A BWE E XPL O R E R

23

MEALS

STOP & STAY

DAY 5 MATOBO NATIONAL PARK TO MASVINGO. Travelling further east we base ourselves in Masvingo where we visit the historical city from which the country takes its name: Great Zimbabwe. We camp in the foothills and explore the ancient nooks and crannies of this intriguing city. (B,L,D) DAYS 6-8 MASVINGO TO VILANCULOS, MOZAMBIQUE VIA THE BANDULA AREA. Crossing from Zimbabwe to Mozambique, a couple of long days driving takes us to the spectacular Indian Ocean coast. Mozambique has grown out of its chequered past and now offers relaxing resorts, with hammocks strung among the palm trees, near-deserted beaches and warm waters teeming with life. We stay two nights in Vilanculos, the gateway to the Bazaruto Archipelagos to take part in a full day sailing excursion on a traditional dhow to Magaruque Island. (B,L,DX2) (B,L) DAYS 9-10 VILANCULOS TO INHAMBANE. Cruise down to the dramatically beautiful coastal region of Inhambane, known for its world-class scuba diving and almost guaranteed manta ray sightings. Add the

Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park - Victoria Falls Hwange National Park Matobo National Park Great Zimbabwe Ruins Dhow sailing safari from Vilanculos Kruger National Park

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ ++ ++ ++

13 breakfasts (B), 12 lunches (L), 11 dinners (D) 13 nights in campsites Fully equipped safari vehicle 2-person dome tents or twin-share accommodated ++ Camping and cooking equipment ++ Awesome Trip Leader + Driver haunting songs of humpback whales coming close to shore in winter and the chance to get face-to-face with whale sharks, and you’ll see why everyone raves about this place. (B,L,DX2) DAY 11 INHAMBANE TO XAI XAI. Tonight we spend our time in the bustling market town Xai Xai. Expect great snorkelling spots, soft sand and seafood to die for. (B,L,D) DAYS 12-13 XAI XAI TO KRUGER NATIONAL PARK, SOUTH AFRICA. Cross the South African border into Big Game country and spend two final nights camping close to the edge of the world-famous Kruger National Park. From here we explore the park on game drives looking for the Big 5 and countless other species. Excitement guaranteed. (B,L,DX2)

TRIP CODE: ZOMZJV/ZOMZVJ START

FINISH

EX. JOHANNESBURG ZOMZJV 2016 12 MAY 25 MAY 9 JUN 22 JUN 7 JUL 20 JUL 4 AUG 17 AUG 1 SEP 14 SEP 29 SEP 12 OCT 27 OCT 9 NOV 24 NOV 7 DEC 2017 16 MAR 29 MAR 13 APR 26 APR 11 MAY 24 MAY

START

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EX. VICTORIA FALLS ZOMZVJ 2016 28 APR 11 MAY 26 MAY 8 JUN 23 JUN 6 JUL 21 JUL 3 AUG 18 AUG 31 AUG 15 SEP 28 SEP 13 OCT 26 OCT 10 NOV 23 NOV 8 DEC 21 DEC 2017 30 MAR 12 APR 27 APR 10 MAY 25 MAY 7 JUN

Price based on USD per person Twin-share

14 DAYS (CAMPING)

2410

$

USD PER PERSON

TRIP PRICE OF $2210 + $200 ADVENTURE PASS All items listed in the Bucket List and More Inclusions are included within the total price of your trip. The total trip price is inclusive of the Adventure Pass (see page 11) which is compulsory for all trips. All other activities mentioned are optional (and so may cost extra) but too awesome to miss out.

DAY 14 KRUGER NATIONAL PARK TO JOHANNESBURG. From the Kruger area we head west to the cosmopolitan city of Johannesburg, where our adventure ends. (B)

AR $1 TIN 73 G /D FR AY OM

DAYS 3-4 HWANGE NATIONAL PARK TO MATOBO NATIONAL PARK VIA BULAWAYO. Next up is Zimbabwe’s second largest city, Bulawayo. The nearby Matobo National Park shelters ancient rock paintings and the last significant population of the endangered white rhino in Zimbabwe. We visit the park on a game drive and foot safari, with plenty of free time to do your own thing. (B,L,DX2)

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DAY 2 VICTORIA FALLS TO HWANGE NATIONAL PARK. From Victoria Falls we drive a short distance to Zimbabwe’s premier game-viewing area, Hwange National Park. Embark on an afternoon game drive to check out the large herds of elephants, along with other rare species like African wild dogs and brown hyenas. (B,L,D)

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PHOTO: INHAMBANE, MOZAMBIQUE

DAY STOP

DAY 1 VICTORIA FALLS, ZIMBABWE. We start our trip in the town of Victoria Falls, aptly named after Africa’s most scenic waterfall. You won’t be running out of options here with bungy jumping, gorge-swinging, white water rafting and sunset cruises on the Zambezi River on offer. (B)


24 AFRICA

23 DAY | K R U G E R , V I C F A L L S & Z A N Z I B A R JOHANNESBURG

DAR ES SALAAM

5

COUNTRIES VISITED

54

MEALS

STOP & STAY

PHOTO: LAKE MALAWI

DAY STOP

TRIP CODE: ZOKIJD XXXXX START 14 28 11 25 10 24 7 21 5 19 2 16 30 14 28 11 25 8

FINISH 2016 JAN 5 FEB JAN 19 FEB FEB 4 MAR FEB 18 MAR MAR 1 APR MAR 15 APR APR 29 APR APR 13 MAY MAY 27 MAY MAY 10 JUN JUN 24 JUN JUN 8 JUL JUN 22 JUL JUL 5 AUG JUL 19 AUG AUG 2 SEP AUG 16 SEP SEP 30 SEP

START FINISH 22 SEP 14 OCT 6 OCT 28 OCT 20 OCT 11 NOV 3 NOV 25 NOV 17 NOV 9 DEC 1 DEC 23 DEC 15 DEC 6 JAN 29 DEC 20 JAN 2017 12 JAN 3 FEB 26 JAN 17 FEB 9 FEB 3 MAR 23 FEB 17 MAR 9 MAR 31 MAR 23 MAR 14 APR 6 APR 28 APR 20 APR 12 MAY 4 MAY 26 MAY 18 MAY 9 JUN

Price based on USD per person Twin-share

23 DAYS (CAMPING)

2820

$

USD PER PERSON

TRIP PRICE OF $2620 + $200 ADVENTURE PASS

23 DAYS (ACCOMMODATED)

3910

$

USD PER PERSON

TRIP PRICE OF $3710 + $200 ADVENTURE PASS

ST

All items listed in the Bucket List and More Inclusions are included within the total price of your trip. The total trip price is inclusive of the Adventure Pass (see page 11) which is compulsory for all trips. All other activities mentioned are optional (and so may cost extra) but too awesome to miss out.

DAYS 1-3 JOHANNESBURG TO GREATER KRUGER, SOUTH AFRICA. From Johannesburg we travel via the panoramic region of Mpumalanga to South Africa’s famed Kruger National Park, where the magnificent Big 5 roam the enormous area of diverse land. In the evening we enjoy a cultural show of Shangaan dancing, before waking to an epic sunrise and embarking on a game drive in one of Africa’s best wildlife reserves. (D) (B,L,DX2) DAYS 4-7 TSHIPISE TO LIVINGSTONE VIA MATOBO NATIONAL PARK. Travelling north via Tshipse, we make our way to the area of Matopos where we experience the wonders of Matobo National Park. Head off on a game drive or enjoy a range of optional activities like fishing, hiking and bird-watching. (B,LX4) (DX2) DAY 8 LIVINGSTONE TO LUSAKA, ZAMBIA. Our base for the next few days is Livingstone, close to the awesomely powerful Victoria Falls. This is Africa’s adventure capital so make the most of it with optional white water rafting, gorge-swimming, canoeing and even bungy jumping. We check out the Victoria Falls from Mosi-Oa-Tunya (smoke that thunders) National Park and have plenty of time to live it up with many activities on offer. After departing Livingstone, we head to Zambia’s capital, Lusaka. (B,L) DAYS 9-13 LIVINGSTONE TO LAKE MALAWI, MALAWI VIA SOUTH LUANGWA NATIONAL PARK. Spend time exploring the South Luangwa National Park, known as one of the greatest wildlife sanctuaries in the world, as we set up camp here for a couple of nights. Leaving Zambia behind, we cross the border to Malawi, where Lake Malawi covers almost a fifth of the country’s area. Take part in optional activities like snorkelling and diving, or simply relax and enjoy the warm, fresh waters. (B,L,DX5)

M O FR G AY N TI 3/D AR 12 $

DAYS 14-18 LAKE MALAWI TO DAR ES SALAAM, TANZANIA. Continue your Malawi exploration with a scenic drive through rubber plantations to Mzuzu, before arriving at Chitimba Beach where we spend the next couple of nights. Enjoy hikes, perusing the local craft market or chilling out by the shimmering waters. Leaving Chitimba Beach, we head for the

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Kruger National Park Mosi Oa Tunya National Park – Victoria Falls Shangaan cultural evening Matobo National Park South Luangwa National Park

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22 breakfasts (B), 17 lunches (L), 15 dinners (D) 18 nights in campsites & 4 nights hotels Zanzibar ferry Fully equipped safari vehicle 2-person dome tents or twin-share accommodated ++ Camping and cooking equipment ++ Awesome Trip Leader + Driver port city of Dar es Salaam, making a stop in Mikumi National Park on the way. (B,L,DX5) DAYS 19-23 DAR ES SALAAM AND ZANZIBAR. After catching our ferry to Zanzibar we’ve got three days of leisure on the dazzling Spice Island. Explore Stone Town’s alleyways, architecture and markets then hit up the white sand beaches, leaning palms and warm tropical waters! Enjoy your final days of the trip swimming in the turquoise waters of this tropical haven, before catching the ferry back to Dar es Salaam. (BX6)


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DAR ES SALAAM

JOHANNESBURG

5

COUNTRIES VISITED

49

AFRICA

22 DAY | Z A N Z I B A R , V I C F A L L S & K R U G E R MEALS

STOP & STAY

DAYS 13-16 LUSAKA TO LIVINGSTONE. Our base for the next few days is Livingstone, close to the awesome Victoria Falls. This is Africa’s adventure capital so make the most of it with optional white water rafting, gorge-swinging, canoeing and even bungy jumping. Check out the Falls from Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park and live it up with the many activities on offer. (BX4) DAYS 17-20 LIVINGSTONE TO GREATER KRUGER, SOUTH AFRICA VIA MATOPOS NATIONAL PARK, ZIMBABWE. From Livingstone, we cross into Zimbabwe, stopping for two nights at Matobo National Park, famous for its large population of black and white rhinos. Enjoy a game drive and various activities at the park, before entering South Africa via the Limpopo Province to the Kruger National Park. (B,L,DX4) DAYS 21-22 GREATER KRUGER TO JOHANNESBURG. It’s here at Kruger National Park that you have a final opportunity to game-drive in South Africa’s largest and best known wildlife area. Tonight we have a cultural show of Shangaan dancing, before making tracks the following day via the Mpumalanga province to Johannesburg where the trip ends. (B,L,D) (B)

Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park - Victoria Falls Kruger National Park Shangaan cultural evening Matobo National Park

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21 breakfasts (B), 14 lunches (L), 14 dinners (D) 18 nights in campsites & 3 nights hotels Zanzibar ferry Fully equipped safari vehicle 2-person dome tents or twin-share accommodated ++ Camping and cooking equipment ++ Awesome Trip Leader + Driver

TRIP CODE: ZOKIDJ START 5 19 2 16 1 15 29 12 26 10 24 7 21 5 19 2 16 30 13

FINISH 2016 JAN 26 JAN JAN 9 FEB FEB 23 FEB FEB 8 MAR MAR 22 MAR MAR 5 APR MAR 19 APR APR 3 MAY APR 17 MAY MAY 31 MAY MAY 14 JUN JUN 28 JUN JUN 12 JUL JUL 26 JUL JUL 9 AUG AUG 23 AUG AUG 6 SEP AUG 20 SEP SEP 4 OCT

START FINISH 27 SEP 18 OCT 11 OCT 1 NOV 25 OCT 15 NOV 8 NOV 29 NOV 22 NOV 13 DEC 6 DEC 27 DEC 20 DEC 10 JAN 2017 3 JAN 24 JAN 17 JAN 7 FEB 31 JAN 21 FEB 14 FEB 7 MAR 28 FEB 21 MAR 14 MAR 4 APR 28 MAR 18 APR 11 APR 2 MAY 25 APR 16 MAY 9 MAY 30 MAY 23 MAY 13 JUN

Price based on USD per person Twin-share

22 DAYS (CAMPING)

2660

$

USD PER PERSON

TRIP PRICE OF $2560 + $100 ADVENTURE PASS

22 DAYS (ACCOMMODATED)

3650

$

USD PER PERSON

TRIP PRICE OF $3550 + $100 ADVENTURE PASS All items listed in the Bucket List and More Inclusions are included within the total price of your trip. The total trip price is inclusive of the Adventure Pass (see page 11) which is compulsory for all trips. All other activities mentioned are optional (and so may cost extra) but too awesome to miss out.

AR $1 TIN 21 G /D FR AY OM

DAYS 11-12 LAKE MALAWI TO LUSAKA, ZAMBIA. Crossing the border near Chipata into Zambia, we make our way to the capital and one of the fastest growing cities in southern Africa, Lusaka. (B,L,DX2)

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DAYS 5-10 DAR ES SALAAM TO LAKE MALAWI, MALAWI. Today we head towards Malawi, stopping en route in Mikumi National Park and Iringa. Happily spend a few days camping along the shore of Lake Malawi, and enjoy the option of snorkelling, horseback riding, or taking a guided village walk to see how the locals live. (B,L,DX6)

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED)

PHOTO: KRUGER NATIONAL PARK, SOUTH AFRICA

DAY STOP

DAYS 1-4 DAR ES SALAAM AND ZANZIBAR, TANZANIA. After catching our ferry to Zanzibar we’ve got three days of leisure on the dazzling Spice Island. Explore Stone Town’s alleyways, architecture and markets, and then hit up the white sand beaches, leaning palms and warm tropical waters. (BX3) (B,L,D)


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21 DAY | E A S T A F R I C A N E X P L O R E R LIVINGSTONE

NAIROBI

4

COUNTRIES VISITED

52

MEALS

STOP & STAY

PHOTO: SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK, TANZANIA

DAY STOP

TRIP CODE: ZOCKLN START 8 22 5 19 4 18 1 15 29 13 27 10 24 8 22 5 19 2 16

FINISH 2016 JAN 28 JAN JAN 11 FEB FEB 25 FEB FEB 10 MAR MAR 24 MAR MAR 7 APR APR 21 APR APR 5 MAY APR 19 MAY MAY 2 JUN MAY 16 JUN JUN 30 JUN JUN 14 JUL JUL 28 JUL JUL 11 AUG AUG 25 AUG AUG 8 SEP SEP 22 SEP SEP 6 OCT

START FINISH 30 SEP 20 OCT 14 OCT 3 NOV 28 OCT 17 NOV 11 NOV 1 DEC 25 NOV 15 DEC 9 DEC 29 DEC 23 DEC 12 JAN 2017 6 JAN 26 JAN 20 JAN 9 FEB 3 FEB 23 FEB 17 FEB 9 MAR 3 MAR 23 MAR 17 MAR 6 APR 31 MAR 20 APR 14 APR 4 MAY 28 APR 18 MAY 12 MAY 1 JUN 26 MAY 15 JUN

Price based on USD per person Twin-share

21 DAYS (CAMPING)

3220

$

USD PER PERSON

TRIP PRICE OF $2370 + $850 ADVENTURE PASS

21 DAYS (ACCOMMODATED)

4050

$

USD PER PERSON

TRIP PRICE OF $3200 + $850 ADVENTURE PASS

ST

All items listed in the Bucket List and More Inclusions are included within the total price of your trip. The total trip price is inclusive of the Adventure Pass (see page 11) which is compulsory for all trips. All other activities mentioned are optional (and so may cost extra) but too awesome to miss out.

DAY 1 LIVINGSTONE TO LUSAKA, ZAMBIA. Our adventure starts in Livingstone at our campsite located on the banks of the great Zambezi River. This is a great base to explore the buzzing Victoria Falls region so make sure you arrive a few days before the trip to start enjoying all the numerous optional activities available. From Livingstone we drive north to Zambia’s capital, Lusaka. (L,D) DAYS 2-4 LUSAKA TO SOUTH LUANGWA NATIONAL PARK, VIA CHIPATA. We continue on to the South Luangwa National Park for two nights where we enjoy our first game drive. Keep your eyes out for lions, elephants, giraffes and buffaloes. (B,L,DX3) DAYS 5-8 SOUTH LUANGWA NATIONAL PARK TO LAKE MALAWI, MALAWI. On to the enormous Lake Malawi, Africa’s third largest lake. Here we camp on sandy beaches and take some time out to swim and relax. There are several activities on offer as well as a chance to meet some of the friendly locals! (B,L,DX4) DAYS 9-10 LAKE MALAWI TO DAR ES SALAAM, TANZANIA, VIA IRINGA. Crossing the border into Tanzania we head towards the coast, passing by the Mikumi National Park to the bustling and humid, Dar es Salaam. (B,L,DX2) DAYS 11-14 DAR ES SALAAM TO ZANZIBAR. Today we ferry to Zanzibar, aka the Spice Island. Chill out amongst the palm-fringed beaches, lush rainforests and cobblestone streets. Once an important trading centre, Zanzibar is now a relaxing paradise getaway. (BX4) DAYS 15-17 ZANZIBAR TO ARUSHA, VIA DAR ES SALAAM AND MARANGU. Back on the ferry to Dar for a night, before travelling inland. If the weather is right we may see the snow-capped Mt Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest peak. Then, on through some remarkable Tanzanian countryside as we head to the country’s safari capital, Arusha. (B,D) (B,L,DX2)

M O FR G AY N TI 4/D AR 15 $

DAYS 18-20 ARUSHA TO SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK/NGORONGORO CRATER. Transferring to smaller 4WD vehicles, we head out on a 2 night/3 day game viewing excursion to the Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Crater. Keep your eyes

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Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park - Victoria Falls Zanzibar South Luangwa National Park Maasai village walk Serengeti National Park & Ngorongoro Crater excursion

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20 breakfasts (B), 16 lunches (L), 16 dinners (D) 16 nights in campsites & 4 nights hotels Zanzibar ferry Fully equipped safari vehicle 2-person dome tents or twin-share accommodated ++ Camping and cooking equipment ++ Awesome Trip Leader + Driver peeled for the Big 5 as well as hyenas, cheetah and wildebeest. (B,L,DX3) DAY 21 ARUSHA TO SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK/ NGORONGORO CRATER TO NAIROBI, KENYA. Crossing the border into Kenya, we say our goodbyes in the capital Nairobi. Until next time! (B,L)


27

NAIROBI

LIVINGSTONE

4

COUNTRIES VISITED

59

AFRICA

24 DAY | S O U T H E A S T A D V E N T U R E MEALS

STOP & STAY

DAYS 8-9 SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK/ NGORONGORO CRATER TO DAR ES SALAAM VIA BAGAMOYO. Return to Arusha and rejoin our truck travelling past Mt Kilimanjaro, where we have a night to relax in the Bagamoyo area. Head across the savannah en route to the port city Dar es Salaam, gateway to Zanzibar. (B,L,DX2) DAYS 10-13 DAR ES SALAAM TO ZANZIBAR. Disembark on Zanzibar and enjoy three days of leisure and tropical delights. Explore Stone Town’s alleyways, architecture and markets and unwind on beautiful beaches with spectacular snorkelling and spice trips before we head back to the mainland. (BX3) (B,D) DAYS 14-15 DAR ES SALAAM TO IRINGA, VIA MIKUMI NATIONAL PARK. A stop at Mikumi National Park and Iringa provides another chance to spot some wildlife, before heading towards Malawi. (B,L,DX2)

Maasai Mara National Reserve Maasai village walk Zanzibar Serengeti National Park & Ngorongoro Crater excursion ++ Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park - Victoria Falls

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23 breakfasts (B), 18 lunches (L), 18 dinners (D) 20 nights in campsites & 3 nights hotels Zanzibar ferry Fully equipped safari vehicle 2-person dome tents or twin-share accommodated ++ Camping and cooking equipment ++ Awesome Trip Leader + Driver DAYS 16-19 IRINGA TO LAKE MALAWI, MALAWI. Welcome to Malawi, home of the enormous Lake Malawi. We spend a few days camping by the beach, with plenty of opportunities to try snorkelling and horseback riding, or take a guided village walk to see how the locals live. (B,L,DX4) DAYS 20-21 LAKE MALAWI TO LUSAKA, ZAMBIA. Crossing the border near Chipata into Zambia, we make our way to the capital Lusaka, with its bustling streets and cosmopolitan feel. (B,L,DX2) DAYS 22-24 LUSAKA TO LIVINGSTONE. Our base for the next few days is Livingstone, close to the powerful Victoria Falls. This area is Africa’s adventure capital, with a range of optional activities from white water rafting and gorge-swinging to canoeing and bungy jumping. Check out the Falls from Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park and enjoy plenty of free time to explore. (B,L) (BX2)

TRIP CODE: ZOKCNL START 10 24 7 21 6 20 3 17 1 15 29 12 26 10 24 7 21 4 18

FINISH 2016 JAN 2 FEB JAN 16 FEB FEB 1 MAR FEB 15 MAR MAR 29 MAR MAR 12 APR APR 26 APR APR 10 MAY MAY 24 MAY MAY 7 JUN MAY 21 JUN JUN 5 JUL JUN 19 JUL JUL 2 AUG JUL 16 AUG AUG 30 AUG AUG 13 SEP SEP 27 SEP SEP 11 OCT

START FINISH 2 OCT 25 OCT 16 OCT 8 NOV 30 OCT 22 NOV 13 NOV 6 DEC 27 NOV 20 DEC 11 DEC 3 JAN 25 DEC 17 JAN 2017 8 JAN 31 JAN 22 JAN 14 FEB 5 FEB 28 FEB 19 FEB 14 MAR 5 MAR 28 MAR 19 MAR 11 APR 2 APR 25 APR 16 APR 9 MAY 30 APR 23 MAY 14 MAY 6 JUN 28 MAY 20 JUN

Price based on USD per person Twin-share

24 DAYS (CAMPING)

3850

$

USD PER PERSON

TRIP PRICE OF $2530 + $1320 ADVENTURE PASS

24 DAYS (ACCOMMODATED)

4790

$

USD PER PERSON

TRIP PRICE OF $3470 + $1320 ADVENTURE PASS All items listed in the Bucket List and More Inclusions are included within the total price of your trip. The total trip price is inclusive of the Adventure Pass (see page 11) which is compulsory for all trips. All other activities mentioned are optional (and so may cost extra) but too awesome to miss out.

AR $1 TIN 61 G /D FR AY OM

DAYS 5-7 ARUSHA TO SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK/ NGORONGORO CRATER. Time to switch to smaller 4WD vehicles and drive west to Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park, where we’ll view game by day and camp out by night in the middle of the reserve. From the Serengeti plains we climb the steep Ngorongoro Crater and camp on the rim, getting ready for our third major game park in a week. The Ngorongoro is a spectacular World Heritage Site, offering unparalleled wildlife encounters. (B,L,DX3)

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DAY 4 NAIROBI TO ARUSHA, TANZANIA. Crossing into Tanzania we roll into Tanzania’s safari town, Arusha. Here we have an opportunity to meet the local Maasai people, as well as some other ‘locals’ in the Meserani snake enclosure! (B,L,D)

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED)

PHOTO: ZAMBEZI RIVER

DAY STOP

DAYS 1-3 NAIROBI, KENYA AND MAASAI MARA NATIONAL RESERVE. Our trip starts in style as we depart Nairobi, cross the Great Rift Valley and enter Maasai Mara National Reserve. The Mara’s rolling grasslands and broad horizons, not to mention the wildlife, bring to mind images of what many people think of as ‘classic’ Africa. Here we take some amazing afternoon and morning game drives in search of the Big 5, before returning to Nairobi for a night. (L,D) (B,L,DX2)


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29 DAY | E A S T A F R I C A N E X P L O R E R JOHANNESBURG

NAIROBI

6

COUNTRIES VISITED

69

MEALS

STOP & STAY

PHOTO: SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK, TANZANIA

DAY STOP

TRIP CODE: ZOCIJN XXXXX START 14 28 11 25 10 24 7 21 5 19 2 16 30 14 28 11 25 8

FINISH 2016 JAN 11 FEB JAN 25 FEB FEB 10 MAR FEB 24 MAR MAR 7 APR MAR 21 APR APR 5 MAY APR 19 MAY MAY 2 JUN MAY 16 JUN JUN 30 JUN JUN 14 JUL JUN 28 JUL JUL 11 AUG JUL 25 AUG AUG 8 SEP AUG 22 SEP SEP 6 OCT

START 22 6 20 3 17 1 15 29 12 26 9 23 9 23 6 20 4 18

FINISH SEP 20 OCT OCT 3 NOV OCT 17 NOV NOV 1 DEC NOV 15 DEC DEC 29 DEC DEC 12 JAN DEC 26 JAN 2017 JAN 9 FEB JAN 23 FEB FEB 9 MAR FEB 23 MAR MAR 6 APR MAR 20 APR APR 4 MAY APR 18 MAY MAY 1 JUN MAY 15 JUN

Price based on USD per person Twin-share

29 DAYS (CAMPING)

4230

$

USD PER PERSON

TRIP PRICE OF $3280 + $950 ADVENTURE PASS

DAYS 1-5 JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA TO MATOBO NATIONAL PARK, ZIMBABWE. From Johannesburg we head to southern Africa’s best known game reserve, Kruger National Park. We spend two nights in the Kruger area in search of the Big 5. Continuing north we cross the Limpopo River into Zimbabwe and on to Matobo National Park. Over the next two nights, there is the opportunity to try various optional activities, including fishing, hiking, boating and game drives. (D) (B,L,DX4) DAYS 6-8 MATOBO NATIONAL PARK TO LIVINGSTONE, ZAMBIA. Next we cross the Zambezi River, enter Zambia and drive to Livingstone. Our camp is on the river banks and is a great base to explore the buzzing Victoria Falls region. Adrenalin junkies won’t be disappointed with optional white water rafting, scenic flights, canoeing and gorge swinging. (BX3) DAYS 9-12 LIVINGSTONE TO SOUTH LUANGWA NATIONAL PARK VIA LUSAKA AND CHIPATA. Drive north via Zambia’s capital city, Lusaka, and on to the South Luangwa National Park–the southernmost of three national parks in the valley of the Luangwa River. (B,L,DX4) DAYS 13-16 SOUTH LUANGWA TO LAKE MALAWI, MALAWI. On to Lake Malawi for a few days on the beach. Grab the chance to meet the friendly Malawi people on a village walk. (B,L,DX4)

29 DAYS (ACCOMMODATED)

DAYS 17-18 LAKE MALAWI TO DAR ES SALAAM, TANZANIA VIA IRINGA. Crossing the border into Tanzania we head towards the coast, passing by the Mikumi National Park to the bustling capital Dar es Salaam. (B,L,DX2)

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DAYS 19-22 DAR ES SALAAM TO ZANZIBAR. Board a ferry to Zanzibar, the exotic and evocative Spice Island, and enjoy a blissful mix of bustling markets, sparkling ocean waters and idyllic palm-fringed beaches. (BX4)

5360

$

TRIP PRICE OF $4410 + $950 ADVENTURE PASS

ST

All items listed in the Bucket List and More Inclusions are included within the total price of your trip. The total trip price is inclusive of the Adventure Pass (see page 11) which is compulsory for all trips. All other activities mentioned are optional (and so may cost extra) but too awesome to miss out.

M O FR G AY N TI 6/D AR 14 $

DAYS 23-25 ZANZIBAR TO ARUSHA VIA DAR ES SALAAM & MARANGU. Catch a ferry back to Dar for a night, then head inland. If the weather is right we might see snow-capped Mt Kilimanjaro, Africa’s

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++

Kruger National Park Shangaan cultural evening Zanzibar Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park - Victoria Falls Maasai village walk Serengeti National Park & Ngorongoro Crater excursion ++ South Luangwa National Park ++ Matobo National Park

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28 breakfasts (B), 20 lunches (L), 21 dinners (D) 24 nights in campsites & 4 nights hotels Zanzibar ferry Fully equipped safari vehicle 2-person dome tents or twin-share accommodated ++ Camping and cooking equipment ++ Awesome Trip Leader + Driver highest peak. Check out the remarkable Tanzanian countryside as we head to the country’s safari capital Arusha. (B,D) (B,L,DX2) DAYS 26-28 ARUSHA & SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK/NGORONGORO CRATER. Join the smaller 4WD vehicles and set off on a 2 night/3 day game viewing excursion to the Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Crater. We hope to spot all of the Big 5 as well as hyena, cheetah, wildebeest and antelope. (B,L,DX3) DAY 29 ARUSHA TO NAIROBI, KENYA. Crossing the border into Kenya, we say our teary goodbyes in the capital Nairobi. (B,L)


29

NAIROBI

JOHANNESBURG

6

COUNTRIES VISITED

76

AFRICA

31 DAY | S O U T H E A S T A D V E N T U R E MEALS

STOP & STAY

DAYS 10-13 DAR ES SALAAM TO ZANZIBAR. Ferry to Zanzibar, where we’ve got three days of tropical delights ahead of us. Explore Stone Town’s alleyways, architecture, markets, white sand beaches, leaning palms and warm tropical waters. (BX3) (B,D) DAYS 14-19 DAR ES SALAAM TO LAKE MALAWI, MALAWI. After a stopover in Mikumi National Park and Iringa, we head towards Malawi to spend a few days camping along the shore. Try optional snorkelling, horseback riding, or take a guided village walk. (B,L,DX6) DAYS 20-21 LAKE MALAWI TO LUSAKA, ZAMBIA VIA CHIPATA. Crossing the border into Zambia, we reach the sprawling capital Lusaka, where shopping malls and buildings act as a stark contrast to the traditional African landscape. (B,L,DX2) DAYS 22-25 LUSAKA TO LIVINGSTONE. Our base for the next few days is Livingstone, close to the powerful Victoria Falls. Try optional white water rafting, gorgeswinging, canoeing or even bungy jumping! Check out

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Maasai Mara National Reserve Maasai village walk Zanzibar Serengeti National Park & Ngorongoro Crater excursion Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park - Victoria Falls Matobo National Park Kruger National Park Shangaan cultural evening

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30 breakfasts (B), 23 lunches (L), 23 dinners (D) 27 nights in campsites & 3 nights hotels Zanzibar ferry Fully equipped safari vehicle 2-person dome tents or twin-share accommodated ++ Camping and cooking equipment ++ Awesome Trip Leader + Driver the Falls from Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park and enjoy plenty of time to take part in the many activities on offer here. (B,L) (BX3) DAYS 26-31 LIVINGSTONE TO JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA. From Livingstone we cross into Zimbabwe and enjoy two nights at Matobo National Park, where we experience an included game drive and various other optional activities. Heading south we cross the Limpopo River to the Kruger National Park–South Africa’s largest and best-known reserve. Finally, we travel through scenic Mpumalanga province to Johannesburg, where the trip ends. (B,L,DX5) (B)

TRIP CODE: ZOKINJ START 10 24 7 21 6 20 3 17 1 15 29 12 26 10 24 7 21 4 18

FINISH 2016 JAN 9 FEB JAN 23 FEB FEB 8 MAR FEB 22 MAR MAR 5 APR MAR 19 APR APR 3 MAY APR 17 MAY MAY 31 MAY MAY 14 JUN MAY 28 JUN JUN 12 JUL JUN 26 JUL JUL 9 AUG JUL 23 AUG AUG 6 SEP AUG 20 SEP SEP 4 OCT SEP 18 OCT

START 2 16 30 13 27 11 25 8 22 5 19 5 19 2 16 30 14 28

FINISH OCT 1 NOV OCT 15 NOV OCT 29 NOV NOV 13 DEC NOV 27 DEC DEC 10 JAN DEC 24 JAN 2017 JAN 7 FEB JAN 21 FEB FEB 7 MAR FEB 21 MAR MAR 4 APR MAR 18 APR APR 2 MAY APR 16 MAY APR 30 MAY MAY 13 JUN MAY 27 JUN

Price based on USD per person Twin-share

31 DAYS (CAMPING)

4880

$

USD PER PERSON

TRIP PRICE OF $3470 + $1410 ADVENTURE PASS

31 DAYS (ACCOMMODATED)

6310

$

USD PER PERSON

TRIP PRICE OF $4900 + $1410 ADVENTURE PASS All items listed in the Bucket List and More Inclusions are included within the total price of your trip. The total trip price is inclusive of the Adventure Pass (see page 11) which is compulsory for all trips. All other activities mentioned are optional (and so may cost extra) but too awesome to miss out.

AR $1 TIN 58 G /D FR AY OM

DAYS 8-9 SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK/ NGORONGORO CRATER TO DAR ES SALAAM VIA BAGAMOYO. Marvel at Mt Kilimanjaro as we head across the savannah en route to the gateway to Zanzibar–Dar es Salaam, stopping for one night at the port town of Bagamoyo. (B,L,DX2)

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DAYS 4-7 NAIROBI TO SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK/ NGORONGORO CRATER VIA ARUSHA, TANZANIA. Crossing into Tanzania we make for Arusha. Here we have an opportunity to meet the local Maasai people before we transfer to 4WD vehicles for a three day excursion to the Serengeti National Park and the Ngorongoro Crater. The vast plains of the Serengeti and Ngorongoro offer some of the best wildlife viewing on the continent. (B,L,DX4)

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED)

PHOTO: ZAMBEZI RIVER

DAY STOP

DAYS 1-3 NAIROBI, KENYA AND MAASAI MARA NATIONAL RESERVE. Our trip starts in style as we cross the Great Rift Valley and enter Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya’s premier wildlife park. Here we take some amazing afternoon and morning game drives in search of the Big 5, before heading back to Nairobi. (L,D) (B,L,DX2)


r e h t u So m r Cha JOIN US ON A JAUNT THROUGH THE AWE-INSPIRING LANDSCAPES OF SOUTHERN AFRICA, home of the wildlife-rich Okavango Delta, the famed Kruger National Park – and a gazillion hilarious talking animal YouTube videos. Whether you’re up for a scenic bush walk or keen on a coastal cruise, these adventures have it all.


rn UNIQUE DESTINATIONS: ++ Windhoek, Namibia ++ Vilanculos, Mozambique ++ Masvingo, Zimbabwe ++ Swakopmund, Namibia

BUCKET LIST HIGHLIGHTS: ++ Sossusvlei & Dune 45, Namibia ++ Kalahari Bushman walk ++ Okavango Delta, Botswana ++ Spitzkoppe Bushman paintings DAYS | TRIP NAME

START

19 DAY | South West Safari 19 DAY | Desert Tracker 25 DAY | South West Safari

PAGE

Livingstone 32 Cape Town 33 Johannesburg 34

25 DAY | Desert Tracker

Cape Town 35

33 DAY | Ocean to Ocean

Cape Town 36

ACCOMMODATION

CAMPING OR ACCOMMODATED

TRIP LENGTH

19 - 33 DAYS

ROOM TYPES

TWIN


32 AFRICA

19 DAY | S O U T H W E S T S A F A R I LIVINGSTONE

CAPE TOWN

4

COUNTRIES VISITED

47

MEALS

STOP & STAY

PHOTO: ORANGE RIVER, CAPE TOWN

DAY STOP

TRIP CODE: ZOKCLC XXXXX START 6 20 3 17 2 16 30 13 27 11 25 8 22 6 20 3 17 31

FINISH 2016 JAN 24 JAN JAN 7 FEB FEB 21 FEB FEB 6 MAR MAR 20 MAR MAR 3 APR MAR 17 APR APR 1 MAY APR 15 MAY MAY 29 MAY MAY 12 JUN JUN 26 JUN JUN 10 JUL JUL 24 JUL JUL 7 AUG AUG 21 AUG AUG 4 SEP AUG 18 SEP

START FINISH 14 SEP 2 OCT 28 SEP 16 OCT 12 OCT 30 OCT 26 OCT 13 NOV 9 NOV 27 NOV 23 NOV 11 DEC 7 DEC 25 DEC 21 DEC 8 JAN 2017 4 JAN 22 JAN 18 JAN 5 FEB 1 FEB 19 FEB 15 FEB 5 MAR 1 MAR 19 MAR 15 MAR 2 APR 29 MAR 16 APR 12 APR 30 APR 26 APR 14 MAY 10 MAY 28 MAY 24 MAY 11 JUN

Price based on USD per person Twin-share

19 DAYS (CAMPING)

2350

$

USD PER PERSON

TRIP PRICE OF $1980 + $370 ADVENTURE PASS

19 DAYS (ACCOMMODATED)

3840

$

USD PER PERSON

TRIP PRICE OF $3470 + $370 ADVENTURE PASS

ST

All items listed in the Bucket List and More Inclusions are included within the total price of your trip. The total trip price is inclusive of the Adventure Pass (see page 11) which is compulsory for all trips. All other activities mentioned are optional (and so may cost extra) but too awesome to miss out.

DAYS 1-2 LIVINGSTONE, ZAMBIA TO CHOBE NATIONAL PARK, BOTSWANA. Our adventure starts in Livingstone at our campsite located on the banks of the great Zambezi River. This is a great base to explore the buzzing Victoria Falls region so make sure you arrive a few days before the trip starts. On day two we make our way to Botswana and Chobe National Park, where we take a game viewing boat cruise in the afternoon. Sit back, relax and watch elephants, buffaloes and hippos in the river shallows. Chobe is also known for its prolific birdlife, especially the beautiful fish eagle. (B,L,D) DAY 3 CHOBE NATIONAL PARK TO NATA. We start the day with an early morning game drive before continuing on to our next overnight campsite in Nata. (B,L,D) DAYS 4-5 NATA TO OKAVANGO DELTA VIA MAUN. Our next stop is Maun, gateway to the Okavango Delta. Explore the myriad waterways and swaying grasses of this wetland habitat on foot and dugout canoe (mokoro), hopefully spotting hippos, crocodiles, buffaloes and elephants. Tonight, fall asleep with nothing but the tranquil nocturnal sounds of the African bush in the background. (B,L,DX2) DAY 6 OKAVANGO DELTA TO MAUN. In Western Botswana we join the local Bushmen for a guided walk to see how people live in the Kalahari. (B,L,D) DAYS 7-9 MAUN TO ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK, NAMIBIA, VIA WINDHOEK. Today we cross into Namibia and stop in the small but charming capital, Windhoek. It’s then north to the arid terrain of Etosha National Park for more excellent game viewing. (B,L) (B,L,DX2) DAYS 10-11 ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK TO SPITZKOPPE. Next up we camp at the eerie and spectacular Spitzkoppe, a group of bald granite rocks that are more than 120 million years old. (B,L,DX2)

M O FR G AY N TI 4/D AR 12 $

DAYS 12-13 SPITZKOPPE TO SWAKOPMUND. Relax for two nights in Swakopmund with plenty of time to enjoy the optional adventure activities on offer. Try skydiving, quad biking or just soak up the atmosphere in one of Swakopmund’s many cafés. (BX2)

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++

Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park - Victoria Falls Etosha National Park Kalahari Bushman walk Spitzkoppe Bushman paintings Chobe National Park Okavango Delta excursion - Mokoro/walking safari ++ Sossusvlei & Dune 45

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ ++ ++ ++

18 breakfasts (B), 15 lunches (L), 14 dinners (D) 16 nights in campsites & 2 nights hostels Fully equipped safari vehicle 2-person dome tents or twin-share accommodated ++ Camping and cooking equipment ++ Awesome Trip Leader + Driver DAYS 14-15 SWAKOPMUND TO SESRIEM VIA SOLITAIRE. It’s on to the desert landscapes of Namib Naukluft Park, home to the highest sand dunes on the planet. Grab the chance to climb the giant red dunes in the world’s oldest desert for a view to write home about. (B,L,DX2) DAYS 16-19 SESRIEM TO CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA, VIA FISH RIVER CANYON AND GARIEP (ORANGE) RIVER. Check out the magnificent Fish River Canyon before continuing on to South Africa. After a night by the Gariep (Orange) River and another in the fertile Western Cape, our epic journey ends in beautiful Cape Town. (B,L,DX3) (B)


33

CAPE TOWN

LIVINGSTONE

4

COUNTRIES VISITED

47

AFRICA

19 DAY | D E S E R T T R A C K E R MEALS

STOP & STAY

DAYS 8-9 SWAKOPMUND TO ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK VIA SPITZKOPPE. Continuing through Damaraland, we camp amongst the eerie rock formations at Spitzkoppe, a series of dramatic granite peaks rising above the plains. (B,L,DX2) DAYS 10-12 ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK TO GHANZI, VIA WINDHOEK. Welcome to Etosha National Park: home to 114 mammal and 340 bird species. We take morning and afternoon game drives and camp for two nights near floodlit waterholes. Our next stop is Namibia’s pleasant capital Windhoek, before travelling on to Ghanzi. (B,L,DX2) (B,L) DAYS 13-14 GHANZI TO OKAVANGO DELTA VIA MAUN. Head into Botswana skirting the northern reaches of the Kalahari Desert. Here we join local Bushmen for a desert walk in this (seemingly) barren terrain to learn about life in the Kalahari. (B,L,DX2) DAYS 15-16 OKAVANGO DELTA TO ELEPHANT SANDS VIA MAUN. Set off on a wilderness experience, camping amongst the tranquil islands and channels of the Okavango Delta. By day we view game on foot and from mokoro canoes, and by night we experience a unique opportunity to camp out under the stars. (B,L,DX2)

Spitzkoppe Bushman paintings Etosha National Park Kalahari Bushman walk Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park - Victoria Falls Sossusvlei & Dune 45 Okavango Delta excursion - Mokoro/walking safari Cape Town township trip Chobe National Park

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ ++ ++ ++

18 breakfasts (B), 15 lunches (L), 14 dinners (D) 16 nights in campsites & 2 nights hostels Fully equipped safari vehicle 2-person dome tents or twin-share accommodated ++ Camping and cooking equipment ++ Awesome Trip Leader + Driver DAYS 17–18 ELEPHANT SANDS TO LIVINGSTONE, ZAMBIA VIA CHOBE NATIONAL PARK. Drive to Chobe National Park and relax on a sunset cruise. We hope to see the African fish eagle, and elephants, hippos and buffaloes lapping up water on the river banks. From Chobe, we cross into Zambia and drive to our riverside camp in Livingstone. (B,L,D) (B) DAY 19 LIVINGSTONE. Even though our trip ends here in Livingstone, we recommend a few extra days to try some of the optional activities around Victoria Falls. Think: white water rafting, canoeing, bungy jumping and scenic flights over the falls. (B)

TRIP CODE: ZOCKCL START 2 16 30 13 27 12 26 9 23 7 21 4 18 2 16 30 13 27 10

FINISH 2016 JAN 20 JAN JAN 3 FEB JAN 17 FEB FEB 2 MAR FEB 16 MAR MAR 30 MAR MAR 13 APR APR 27 APR APR 11 MAY MAY 25 MAY MAY 8 JUN JUN 22 JUN JUN 6 JUL JUL 20 JUL JUL 3 AUG JUL 17 AUG AUG 31 AUG AUG 14 SEP SEP 28 SEP

START FINISH 24 SEP 12 OCT 8 OCT 26 OCT 22 OCT 9 NOV 5 NOV 23 NOV 19 NOV 7 DEC 3 DEC 21 DEC 17 DEC 4 JAN 31 DEC 18 JAN 2017 14 JAN 1 FEB 28 JAN 15 FEB 11 FEB 1 MAR 25 FEB 15 MAR 11 MAR 29 MAR 25 MAR 12 APR 8 APR 26 APR 22 APR 10 MAY 6 MAY 24 MAY 20 MAY 7 JUN

Price based on USD per person Twin-share

19 DAYS (CAMPING)

2400

$

USD PER PERSON

TRIP PRICE OF $1980 + $420 ADVENTURE PASS

19 DAYS (ACCOMMODATED)

3890

$

USD PER PERSON

TRIP PRICE OF $3470 + $420 ADVENTURE PASS All items listed in the Bucket List and More Inclusions are included within the total price of your trip. The total trip price is inclusive of the Adventure Pass (see page 11) which is compulsory for all trips. All other activities mentioned are optional (and so may cost extra) but too awesome to miss out.

R $1 TIN 27 G /D FR AY OM

DAYS 5-7 NAMIB NAUKLUFT PARK TO SWAKOPMUND, VIA SOLITAIRE. Relax and enjoy a few days of adventure activities in the coastal town Swakopmund. Try some optional skydiving, quad biking or just soak up the atmosphere in one of the town’s many cafés. (B,L,D) (BX2)

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DAYS 3-4 GARIEP (ORANGE) RIVER TO NAMIB NAUKLUFT PARK, NAMIBIA. Our first stop today is Namibia’s remarkable Fish River Canyon, a gargantuan gorge rivalling the Grand Canyon for breathtaking views. Head to the Namib Naukluft Park for a chance to climb the world’s highest dunes. (B,L,DX2)

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED)

PHOTO: NAMIB NAUKLUFT PARK, NAMBIA

DAY STOP

DAYS 1-2 CAPE TOWN TO GARIEP (ORANGE) RIVER, SOUTH AFRICA. We begin our safari with a township trip in Cape Town. We then travel north to camp beside the beautiful Gariep (Orange) River. (L,D) (B,L,D)


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25 DAY | S O U T H W E S T S A F A R I JOHANNESBURG

CAPE TOWN

5

COUNTRIES VISITED

62

MEALS

STOP & STAY

PHOTO: FISH RIVER CANYON, NAMIBIA

DAY STOP

TRIP CODE: ZOKIJC XXXXX START 14 28 11 25 10 24 7 21 5 19 2 16 30 14 28 11 25 8

FINISH 2016 JAN 7 FEB JAN 21 FEB FEB 6 MAR FEB 20 MAR MAR 3 APR MAR 17 APR APR 1 MAY APR 15 MAY MAY 29 MAY MAY 12 JUN JUN 26 JUN JUN 10 JUL JUN 24 JUL JUL 7 AUG JUL 21 AUG AUG 4 SEP AUG 18 SEP SEP 2 OCT

START FINISH 22 SEP 16 OCT 6 OCT 30 OCT 20 OCT 13 NOV 3 NOV 27 NOV 17 NOV 11 DEC 1 DEC 25 DEC 15 DEC 8 JAN 29 DEC 22 JAN 2017 12 JAN 5 FEB 26 JAN 19 FEB 9 FEB 5 MAR 23 FEB 19 MAR 9 MAR 2 APR 23 MAR 16 APR 6 APR 30 APR 20 APR 14 MAY 4 MAY 28 MAY 18 MAY 11 JUN

Price based on USD per person Twin-share

25 DAYS (CAMPING)

3390

$

USD PER PERSON

TRIP PRICE OF $2920 + $470 ADVENTURE PASS

25 DAYS (ACCOMMODATED)

5210

$

USD PER PERSON

TRIP PRICE OF $4740 + $470 ADVENTURE PASS

ST

All items listed in the Bucket List and More Inclusions are included within the total price of your trip. The total trip price is inclusive of the Adventure Pass (see page 11) which is compulsory for all trips. All other activities mentioned are optional (and so may cost extra) but too awesome to miss out.

DAYS 1 - 5 JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA TO MATOBO NATIONAL PARK, ZIMBABWE. From Johannesburg we head to southern Africa’s best known game reserve, Kruger National Park, where we spend two nights in search of the famed Big 5. Continuing north we cross the Limpopo River into Zimbabwe and onto the Matobo National Park for the next couple of nights. Take the opportunity to try various activities like hiking, fishing and game drives. (D) (B,L,DX4) DAYS 6-7 MATOBO NATIONAL PARK TO LIVINGSTONE, ZAMBIA. Next we cross the Zambezi River, enter Zambia and drive to Livingstone. Our camp is on the river banks and is a great base to explore the buzzing Victoria Falls region. Adrenalin junkies won’t be disappointed with optional white water rafting, scenic flights, canoeing and gorge swinging. (BX2) DAYS 8-9 LIVINGSTONE TO NATA, BOTSWANA, VIA CHOBE NATIONAL PARK. Hit the road to Chobe National Park for an early morning game drive. In the afternoon, enjoy a game viewing boat cruise where you can sit back, relax and watch elephants, buffaloes and hippos in the river shallows. (B,L,DX2) DAYS 10-12 NATA TO MAUN VIA OKAVANGO DELTA. Our next stop is Maun, gateway to the Okavango Delta. Explore the watery Okavango by dugout canoe (mokoro) and stay overnight in a tented camp. (B,L,DX3) DAYS 13-15 MAUN TO ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK, NAMIBIA, VIA WINDHOEK. Join the Kalahari Bushmen for a guided walk, then cross into Namibia and stop in the capital Windhoek. It’s then north to the arid terrain of Etosha National Park, where the game viewing is excellent. (B,L) (B,L,DX2) DAYS 16-19 ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK TO SWAKOPMUND VIA SPITZKOPPE. Camp among the massive rocky outcrops at Spitzkoppe. Relax for two nights in Swakopmund, with plenty of time to try optional skydiving, quad biking or soak up the atmosphere in the town’s many cafés. (B,L,DX2) (BX2)

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++

Kruger National Park Shangaan cultural evening Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park - Victoria Falls Etosha National Park Kalahari Bushman walk Spitzkoppe Bushman paintings Sossusvlei & Dune 45 Okavango Delta excursion - Mokoro/walking safari ++ Chobe National Park ++ Matobo National Park

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ ++ ++ ++

24 breakfasts (B), 19 lunches (L), 19 dinners (D) 22 nights in campsites & 2 nights hostels Fully equipped safari vehicle 2-person dome tents or twin-share accommodated ++ Camping and cooking equipment ++ Awesome Trip Leader + Driver DAYS 20-21 SWAKOPMUND VIA SOLITAIRE TO SESRIEM AREA. Next up is the desert landscapes of Namib Naukluft Park, home to the highest sand dunes on the planet. Take the opportunity to climb one and watch the view over a vast sea of sand. (B,L,DX2) DAYS 22-25 SESRIEM AREA TO CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA, VIA FISH RIVER CANYON AND GARIEP (ORANGE) RIVER. Check out the magnificent Fish River Canyon before continuing onwards to South Africa. After a night in Gariep (Orange) River and another in the Western Cape, our epic trip ends in beautiful Cape Town. (B,L,DX3) (B)

M O FR G AY N TI 6/D AR 13 $


35

CAPE TOWN

JOHANNESBURG

5

COUNTRIES VISITED

63

AFRICA

25 DAY | D E S E R T T R A C K E R MEALS

STOP & STAY

DAYS 8-9 SWAKOPMUND TO ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK VIA SPITZKOPPE. We continue on to our camp amongst the eerie rock formations at Spitzkoppe, before making our way to Etosha National Park–home to 114 mammal and 340 bird species. (B,L,DX2) DAYS 10-12 ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK TO GHANZI VIA WINDHOEK. Spend two nights camping near floodlit waterholes in Etosha National Park, before heading on to Windhoek. (B,L,DX2) (B,L) DAYS 13-14 GHANZI TO OKAVANGO DELTA VIA MAUN. Next we journey to Botswana to join local Bushmen for a desert walk in this (seemingly) barren terrain and learn more about life in the Kalahari. (B,L,DX2) DAYS 15-16 OKAVANGO DELTA TO ELEPHANT SANDS VIA MAUN. Embark on a wilderness experience, camping amongst the tranquil islands and channels of the Okavango Delta. Check out the game on foot then soak up the scenery from a mokoro canoe. (B,L,DX2) DAY 17 ELEPHANT SANDS TO CHOBE NATIONAL PARK. It’s off to Chobe National Park to relax on a sunset cruise. (B,L,D)

Spitzkoppe Bushman paintings Etosha National Park Kalahari Bushman walk Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park - Victoria Falls Kruger National Park Shangaan cultural evening Sossusvlei & Dune 45 Cape Town township trip Chobe National Park Okavango Delta excursion - Mokoro/walking safari ++ Matobo National Park

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ ++ ++ ++

24 breakfasts (B), 20 lunches (L), 19 dinners (D) 22 nights in campsites & 2 nights in hostels Fully equipped safari vehicle 2-person dome tents or twin-share accommodated ++ Camping and cooking equipment ++ Awesome Trip Leader + Driver DAYS 18-19 CHOBE NATIONAL PARK TO LIVINGSTONE, ZAMBIA. From Chobe, it’s into Zambia and then to our relaxing riverside camp in Livingstone (close to the powerful Victoria Falls!). Try optional white water rafting, gorge-swinging, canoeing or even bungy jumping. Check out the Falls from Mosi-OaTunya National Park and enjoy plenty of time to take part in the activities on offer here. (BX2) DAYS 20-25 LIVINGSTONE TO JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA. From Livingstone we cross into Zimbabwe and enjoy two nights at Matobo National Park, where we can enjoy game drives and various activities. Heading south we cross the Limpopo River to the Kruger National Park - South Africa’s largest and best-known reserve. Finally, we travel through scenic Mpumalanga province to Johannesburg, where the trip ends. (B,L,DX5) (B)

TRIP CODE: ZOCICJ START 2 16 30 13 27 12 26 9 23 7 21 4 18 2 16 30 13 27 10

FINISH 2016 JAN 26 JAN JAN 9 FEB JAN 23 FEB FEB 8 MAR FEB 22 MAR MAR 5 APR MAR 19 APR APR 3 MAY APR 17 MAY MAY 31 MAY MAY 14 JUN JUN 28 JUN JUN 12 JUL JUL 26 JUL JUL 9 AUG JUL 23 AUG AUG 6 SEP AUG 20 SEP SEP 4 OCT

START FINISH 24 SEP 18 OCT 8 OCT 1 NOV 22 OCT 15 NOV 5 NOV 29 NOV 19 NOV 13 DEC 3 DEC 27 DEC 17 DEC 10 JAN 31 DEC 24 JAN 2017 14 JAN 7 FEB 28 JAN 21 FEB 11 FEB 7 MAR 25 FEB 21 MAR 11 MAR 4 APR 25 MAR 18 APR 8 APR 2 MAY 22 APR 16 MAY 6 MAY 30 MAY 20 MAY 13 JUN

Price based on USD per person Twin-share

25 DAYS (CAMPING)

3440

$

USD PER PERSON

TRIP PRICE OF $2920 + $520 ADVENTURE PASS

25 DAYS (ACCOMMODATED)

5260

$

USD PER PERSON

TRIP PRICE OF $4740 + $520 ADVENTURE PASS All items listed in the Bucket List and More Inclusions are included within the total price of your trip. The total trip price is inclusive of the Adventure Pass (see page 11) which is compulsory for all trips. All other activities mentioned are optional (and so may cost extra) but too awesome to miss out.

AR $1 TIN 38 G /D FR AY OM

DAYS 5-7 NAMIB NAUKLUFT PARK TO SWAKOPMUND, VIA SOLITAIRE. Relax for a few days and enjoy adventure activities on offer in Swakopmund. Try optional skydiving, quad biking or just soak up the atmosphere. (B,L,D) (BX2)

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ST

DAYS 3-4 GARIEP (ORANGE) RIVER TO NAMIB NAUKLUFT PARK, NAMIBIA. Our first stop in Namibia is the remarkable Fish River Canyon, a gargantuan gorge that rivals the Grand Canyon for breathtaking views. It’s then on to the Namib Naukluft Park where you have the chance to climb the world’s highest dunes. (B,L,DX2)

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED)

PHOTO: ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK, NAMIBIA

DAY STOP

DAYS 1-2 CAPE TOWN TO GARIEP (ORANGE) RIVER, SOUTH AFRICA. We begin with a township trip in Cape Town before travelling north to camp beside the beautiful Gariep (Orange) River. (L,D) (B,L,D)


33 DAY | O C E A N T O O C E A N CAPE TOWN

JOHANNESBURG

6

COUNTRIES VISITED

84

MEALS

the opportunity to enjoy the town before we arrive in Ghanzi the following day. Relish a guided Bushman walk to learn about life in the Kalahari and share stories around the campfire at night. (B,L,D) (B,L) DAYS 13-14 GHANZI TO OKAVANGO DELTA VIA MAUN. Leaving Ghanzi, we make tracks to the mighty Okavango Delta, stopping for a night in Maun. Keep your eyes peeled for the village’s large population of donkeys! Once at our campsite, enjoy the chance to camp amongst the tranquil Okavango Delta. (B,L,DX2) DAYS 15-16 OKAVANGO DELTA TO ELEPHANT SANDS VIA MAUN. Say farewell to the Okavango Delta as we head back to Maun and then on to Elephant Sands, where wildlife can roam freely from one waterhole to another. (B,L,DX2) STOP & STAY DAY STOP

TRIP CODE: ZOCZCJ DAYS 1-2 CAPE TOWN TO GARIEP (ORANGE) RIVER, SOUTH AFRICA VIA WESTERN CAPE CITRUS AREA. Embark on a township tour to Cape Town before travelling north, through the fruit growing regions of Citrusdal, to camp beside the beautiful Gariep (Orange) River. (L,D) (B,L,D) DAYS 3-4 GARIEP (ORANGE) RIVER TO NAMIB NAUKLUFT PARK, NAMIBIA VIA FISH RIVER CANYON. Marvel at the awesome views over Fish River Canyon, and climb the world’s highest dunes at Namib Naukluft Park. Tonight we set up camp for the evening under the starry Namibian sky. (B,L,DX2) DAYS 5-6 NAMIB NAUKLUFT PARK TO SWAKOPMUND VIA SOLITAIRE. Departing Namib Naukluft Park, we make our way to the coastal town of Swakopmund, via one night in Solitaire. Relax for

a few days or crank up the adrenalin levels with an optional skydive. (B,L,D) (B) DAYS 7-8 SWAKOPMUND TO SPITZKOPPE. After indulging in Swakopmund’s cafe culture and action activities, we continue through Damaraland and camp amongst the eerie rock formations at Spitzkoppe. (B) (B,L,D) DAYS 9-10 SPITZKOPPE TO ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK. From Spitzkoppe, we make our way north to Etosha National Park. Enjoy a short game drive on arrival, where you may spot a familiar face or two. (B,L,DX2) DAYS 11-12 ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK TO GHANZI, BOTSWANA VIA WINDHOEK. Embark on a full-day game drive in Etosha National Park, before we set off for the capital of Namibia, Windhoek. Here, take

DAYS 17-18 ELEPHANT SANDS TO LIVINGSTONE, ZAMBIA VIA CHOBE NATIONAL PARK. Relax on a sunset cruise in Chobe National Park while looking out for hippos grazing the river banks. From Chobe we cross into Zambia and camp on the banks of the Zambezi, just a few kilometres from the epic Victoria Falls. (B) (B,L,D) DAYS 19-20 LIVINGSTONE TO VICTORIA FALLS. This morning we visit the spectacular Falls themselves and try to take in the immensity of one of nature’s wonders. Spend your time indulging in the optional activities (like gorge swinging and bungy jumping!) or simply take in the breathtaking views. (BX2) DAYS 21-22 VICTORIA FALLS TO BULAWAYO, ZIMBABWE VIA HWANGE NATIONAL PARK. Wave goodbye to Victoria Falls and say ‘hello’ to Zimbabwe’s premier game-viewing area, Hwange National Park. Enjoy an afternoon game drive to check out the large herds of elephants, and then return to our camp at dusk for an overnight stay. The next day, drive south to the charming city of Bulawayo. (B,L,DX2)


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DAYS 27-28 VILANCULOS TO INHAMBANE. Waking up in Vilanculos, we embark on a full day sailing excursion in a traditional dhow to Magaruque Island. Enjoy the bounty of treats the island has to offer, including powder-white beaches, coconut fringed palms and turquoise waters. The next day we travel to the beautiful coastal region of Inhambane, renowned for its pristine reefs and whale shark encounters. (B,L) (B,L,D) DAYS 29-30 INHAMBANE TO XAI XAI. Leaving Inhambane, we head south to Xai Xai for our last night along the lush coastline of Mozambique. We get a chance to see the stretch of the Xai Xai beach which has a coral reef running parallel to the shore. (B,L,DX2) DAYS 31-32 XAI XAI TO KRUGER AREA, SOUTH AFRICA. From Xai Xai, we cross into South Africa, camping close to the edge of the world-famous Kruger National Park for two nights. The landscape here is largely bush and savannah but with a good road network, it allows (relatively) easy access to most areas of the park. (B,L,DX2)

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Spitzkoppe Bushman paintings Etosha, Hwange & Matobo National Parks Victoria Falls - Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park Kruger National Park Chobe National Park Kalahari Bushman walk Great Zimbabwe Ruins Dhow sailing safari from Vilanculos Cape Town township trip Sossusvlei & Dune 45 Okavango Delta excursion - Mokoro/walking safari

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ ++ ++ ++

32 breakfasts (B), 27 lunches (L), 25 dinners (D) 30 nights in campsites & 2 nights hostels Fully equipped safari vehicle 2-person dome tents or twin-share accommodated ++ Camping and cooking equipment ++ Awesome Trip Leader + Driver

START 9 7 4 2 30 27

FINISH 2016 APR 11 MAY MAY 8 JUN JUN 6 JUL JUL 3 AUG JUL 31 AUG AUG 28 SEP

START FINISH 24 SEP 26 OCT 22 OCT 23 NOV 19 NOV 21 DEC 2017 11 MAR 12 APR 8 APR 10 MAY 6 MAY 7 JUN

Price based on USD per person Twin-share

33 DAYS (CAMPING)

4600

$

USD PER PERSON

TRIP PRICE OF $3980 + $620 ADVENTURE PASS

All items listed in the Bucket List and More Inclusions are included within the total price of your trip. The total trip price is inclusive of the Adventure Pass (see page 11) which is compulsory for all trips. All other activities mentioned are optional (and so may cost extra) but too awesome to miss out.

DAY 33 KRUGER AREA TO JOHANNESBURG. Farewell mighty Kruger as we head towards the commercial hub Johannesburg to wrap up our adventure. (B)

AR $1 TIN 40 G /D FR AY OM

DAYS 25-26 MASVINGO TO VILANCULOS, MOZAMBIQUE VIA BANDULA AREA. Crossing into Mozambique, we stop for the night in the Bandula area near the Chicamba Dam. The next day we head to the Indian Ocean beach town Vilanculos for two nights of relaxation and snap-worthy activities. (B,L,DX2)

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED)

ST

DAYS 23-24 BULAWAYO TO MASVINGO VIA MATOBO NATIONAL PARK. Just a short drive from Bulawayo is the beautiful Matobo National Park, home to giraffe, zebra and a variety of antelope and buck species. After returning to Bulawayo for the night, we then make tracks to the small town of Masvingo. (B,L,DX2)


g i B e Th r e u t c Pi WHETHER YOU’VE QUIT YOUR JOB, COMPLETED YOUR STUDIES OR RUN AWAY WITH THE CIRCUS, you’ve finally got the time up your sleeve to really explore. Feel the wind in your hair as you roam the glorious African landscape on these extended trips, and create memories that will last a lifetime. #Freedom. Can you taste it?


g UNIQUE DESTINATIONS: ++ Etosha National Park, Namibia ++ Gariep (Orange) River, South Africa ++ Cape Town, South Africa ++ Dar es Salaam Tanzania

BUCKET LIST HIGHLIGHTS: ++ Matobo National Park ++ Maasai Mara National Reserve ++ Okavango Delta excursion ++ Spitzkoppe Bushman paintings DAYS

| TRIP NAME

START

PAGE

34 DAY | Zanzibar to Cape Town Dar es Salaam 40 35 DAY | Cape Town to Zanzibar

Cape Town 41

36 DAY | Rivers, Lakes & Mountains Livingstone 42 39 DAY | Game Parks, Zanzibar

Nairobi

43

39 DAY | Ultimate African Adventure Nairobi

44

& Mozambique

41 DAY | Cape Town to Kenya 43 DAY | Kenya to Cape Town

Cape Town 45 Nairobi

45

44 DAY | Rivers, Lakes & Mountains Johannesburg 46 46 DAY | Ultimate African Adventure 56 DAY | Grand African Adventure 58 DAY | Ultimate African Overlander

ACCOMMODATION

Nairobi

46

Cape Town 47 Nairobi

47

CAMPING OR ACCOMMODATED

TRIP LENGTH

34 - 58 DAYS

ROOM TYPES

TWIN


40 AFRICA

34 DAY | ZANZIBAR TO CAPE TOWN DAR ES SALAAM

CAPE TOWN

6

COUNTRIES VISITED

80

MEALS

STOP & STAY

PHOTO: CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA

DAY STOP

TRIP CODE: ZOKCDC XXXXX START 5 19 2 16 1 15 29 12 26 10 24 7 21 5 19 2 16 30 13

FINISH 2016 JAN 7 FEB JAN 21 FEB FEB 6 MAR FEB 20 MAR MAR 3 APR MAR 17 APR MAR 1 MAY APR 15 MAY APR 29 MAY MAY 12 JUN MAY 26 JUN JUN 10 JUL JUN 24 JUL JUL 7 AUG JUL 21 AUG AUG 4 SEP AUG 18 SEP AUG 2 OCT SEP 16 OCT

START FINISH 27 SEP 30 OCT 11 OCT 13 NOV 25 OCT 27 NOV 8 NOV 11 DEC 22 NOV 25 DEC 6 DEC 8 JAN 20 DEC 22 JAN 2017 3 JAN 5 FEB 17 JAN 19 FEB 31 JAN 5 MAR 14 FEB 19 MAR 28 FEB 2 APR 14 MAR 16 APR 28 MAR 30 APR 11 APR 14 MAY 25 APR 28 MAY 9 MAY 11 JUN 23 MAY 25 JUN

DAYS 1-4 DAR ES SALAAM TO ZANZIBAR, TANZANIA. Board the ferry to Zanzibar where we have three days to relax among beautiful palmfringed beaches, lush rainforests and cobblestone streets, before returning to the mainland. (BX2) (B,D) DAYS 5-7 DAR ES SALAAM TO LAKE MALAWI VIA MIKUMI NATIONAL PARK AND IRINGA. From Dar, we head towards Malawi, making a stop in the magnificent Mikumi National Park and Iringa. (B,L,DX3) DAYS 8-10 LAKE MALAWI, MALAWI. Welcome to Lake Malawi. Here, we camp on the sandy shore and spend our days relaxing and swimming in the inviting water. There are several activities to try, and we also get to meet some of the famously friendly locals. (B,L,DX3)

34 DAYS (CAMPING)

DAYS 11-12 LAKE MALAWI TO LUSAKA, ZAMBIA, VIA CHIPATA. Crossing into Zambia, we drive through rural regions to Lusaka–the capital and largest city of Zambia. (B,L,DX2)

USD PER PERSON

DAYS 13-16 LUSAKA TO LIVINGSTONE. Enjoy four nights at our riverside camp near Livingstone and the magnificent Victoria Falls. Relax and take in the natural beauty or try optional activities such as white water rafting and bungy jumping. (B,L) (BX3)

Price based on USD per person Twin-share

3840

$

TRIP PRICE OF $3440 + $400 ADVENTURE PASS

34 DAYS (ACCOMMODATED)

5970

$

USD PER PERSON

TRIP PRICE OF $5570 + $400 ADVENTURE PASS

ST

All items listed in the Bucket List and More Inclusions are included within the total price of your trip. The total trip price is inclusive of the Adventure Pass (see page 11) which is compulsory for all trips. All other activities mentioned are optional (and so may cost extra) but too awesome to miss out.

DAYS 17-18 LIVINGSTONE TO NATA, BOTSWANA, VIA CHOBE NATIONAL PARK. In Botswana we visit Chobe National Park, known for its large herds of elephants, lions and abundant birdlife. Enjoy a cruise on the river and keep your eyes peeled for the famous Fish Eagle! (B,L,DX2) DAYS 19-22 NATA TO GHANZI, VIA MAUN AND OKAVANGO DELTA. Our next stop is Maun, gateway to the Okavango Delta. Explore the delta by dugout canoe (mokoro) and stay overnight in a tented camp. Africa at night is a unique experience, with nothing but the nocturnal sounds of the African bush to lull you to sleep. (B,L,DX3) (B,L)

M O FR G AY N TI 3/D AR 11 $

DAYS 23-24 GHANZI TO ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK, VIA WINDHOEK, NAMIBIA. Join the Kalahari Bushmen for a guided walk, then cross into Namibia and stop in the capital Windhoek. We then head north

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++

Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park - Victoria Falls Etosha National Park Kalahari Bushman walk Spitzkoppe Bushman paintings Sossusvlei & Dune 25 Chobe National Park Okavango Delta excursion - Mokoro/walking safari

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 33 breakfasts (B), 24 lunches (L), 23 dinners (D) ++ 28 nights in campsites, 2 nights hostels & 3 nights hotels ++ 2-person dome tents or twin-share accommodated ++ Fully equipped safari vehicle ++ Camping and cooking equipment ++ Awesome Trip Leader + Driver to the arid terrain of Etosha National Park for more epic wildlife encounters. (B,L,DX2) DAYS 25-28 ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK TO SWAKOPMUND VIA SPITZKOPPE. Depart Etosha National Park heading to our camp among the massive rocky outcrops at Spitzkoppe. With two nights in adventure-filled Swakopmund, you’re free to choose your own adventure. (B,L,DX2) (BX2) DAYS 29-30 SWAKOPMUND TO SESRIEM. Next up is the world’s oldest desert in Namib Naukluft Park, home to some of the highest dunes in the world. (B,L,DX2) DAYS 31-34 SESRIEM TO CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA, VIA FISH RIVER CANYON AND GARIEP (ORANGE) RIVER. Making a stop at the magnificent Fish River Canyon, we venture onto the Gariep (Orange) River in the fertile Western Cape area where we overnight. Finally, we hit the end of the line and wrap up our adventure in Cape Town. (B,L,DX3) (B)


41

CAPE TOWN

DAR ES SALAAM

6

COUNTRIES VISITED

83

AFRICA

35 DAY | C A P E T O W N T O Z A N Z I B A R MEALS

STOP & STAY

DAYS 13-16 GHANZI TO ELEPHANT SANDS, BOTSWANA VIA MAUN & OKAVANGO DELTA. In Botswana, take a cultural Bushman walk to learn about life in the Kalahari. Spend time amongst the tranquil islands and channels of the Okavango Delta, and check out the wildlife on foot and from canoes. (B,L,DX4) DAYS 17–20 ELEPHANT SANDS TO LIVINGSTONE, ZAMBIA VIA CHOBE NATIONAL PARK. Relax on a sunset river cruise in Chobe National Park and look out for elephants, hippos and buffaloes grazing the river banks. From Chobe we cross into Zambia and camp on the banks of the Zambezi near Livingstone. (B,L,D) (BX3) DAYS 21-24 LIVINGSTONE TO SOUTH LUANGWA NATIONAL PARK, VIA LUSAKA AND CHIPATA. From Livingstone we drive north via Zambia’s capital city to Lusaka and on to the South Luangwa National Park. (B,L,DX4) DAYS 25-28 SOUTH LUANGWA NATIONAL PARK TO LAKE MALAWI, MALAWI. It’s then onto Lake Malawi for a few days on the beach. There’s also the

Spitzkoppe Bushman paintings South Luangwa National Park Etosha National Park Kalahari Bushman walk Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park - Victoria Falls Dune 45 & Sossusvlei Cape Town township trip Okavango Delta excursion Mokoro walking safari Chobe National Park

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 34 breakfasts (B), 25 lunches (L), 24 dinners (D) ++ 28 nights in campsites, 2 nights hostels & 4 nights hotels ++ Zanzibar ferry ++ Fully equipped safari vehicle ++ 2-person dome tents or twin-share accommodated ++ Camping and cooking equipment ++ Awesome Trip Leader + Driver opportunity to meet the friendly Malawi people on a village walk. (B,L,DX4) DAYS 29-30 LAKE MALAWI TO DAR ES SALAAM, TANZANIA, VIA IRINGA. Crossing the border into Tanzania we head towards the coast, passing by the Mikumi National Park to the bustling capital Dar es Salaam. (B,L,DX2) DAYS 31-34 DAR ES SALAAM TO ZANZIBAR. Cross by ferry to exotic Zanzibar, explore the intriguing alleyways of old Stone Town and relax on the northern beaches, enjoying the Indian Ocean at its best. (BX4) DAY 35 ZANZIBAR TO DAR ES SALAAM. Return to Dar and our beachside campsite, where our trip (sadly!) comes to an end. (B)

TRIP CODE: ZOCKCD START 2 16 30 13 27 12 26 9 23 7 21 4 18 2 16 30 13 27 10

FINISH 2016 JAN 5 FEB JAN 19 FEB JAN 4 MAR FEB 18 MAR FEB 1 APR MAR 15 APR MAR 29 APR APR 13 MAY APR 27 MAY MAY 10 JUN MAY 24 JUN JUN 8 JUL JUN 22 JUL JUL 5 AUG JUL 19 AUG JUL 2 SEP AUG 16 SEP AUG 30 SEP SEP 14 OCT

START FINISH 24 SEP 28 OCT 8 OCT 11 NOV 22 OCT 25 NOV 5 NOV 9 DEC 19 NOV 23 DEC 3 DEC 6 JAN 17 DEC 20 JAN 31 DEC 3 FEB 2017 14 JAN 17 FEB 28 JAN 3 MAR 11 FEB 17 MAR 25 FEB 31 MAR 11 MAR 14 APR 25 MAR 28 APR 8 APR 12 MAY 22 APR 26 MAY 6 MAY 9 JUN 20 MAY 23 JUN

PHOTO: ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK, NAMIBIA

DAYS 8-12 SWAKOPMUND TO GHANZI, VIA SPITZKOPPE AND ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK. We continue through Damaraland and camp amongst the eerie rock formations at Spitzkoppe before arriving in Etosha National Park for more wildlife encounters. (B,L,DX4) (B,L)

++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++

DAY STOP

Price based on USD per person Twin-share

35 DAYS (CAMPING)

3990

$

USD PER PERSON

TRIP PRICE OF $3470 + $520 ADVENTURE PASS

35 DAYS (ACCOMMODATED)

6170

$

USD PER PERSON

TRIP PRICE OF $5650 + $520 ADVENTURE PASS All items listed in the Bucket List and More Inclusions are included within the total price of your trip. The total trip price is inclusive of the Adventure Pass (see page 11) which is compulsory for all trips. All other activities mentioned are optional (and so may cost extra) but too awesome to miss out.

AR $1 TIN 14 G /D FR AY OM

DAYS 3-7 GARIEP (ORANGE) RIVER TO SWAKOPMUND, NAMIBIA, VIA SOLITAIRE AND NAMIB NAUKLUFT PARK. Enjoy the dramatic views over Fish River Canyon and climb the world’s highest dunes in the Namib Naukluft Park on an included excursion. Then relax for a few days and enjoy the adventure activities on offer in the coastal town of Swakopmund. (B,L,DX3) (BX2)

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED)

ST

DAYS 1-2 CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA TO GARIEP (ORANGE) RIVER. We begin our trip with a township trip in Cape Town. We then travel north to camp beside the beautiful Gariep (Orange) River. (L,D) (B,L,D)


42 AFRICA

36 DAY | RIVERS, LAKES & MOUNTAINS LIVINGSTONE

NAIROBI

5

COUNTRIES VISITED

94

MEALS

STOP & STAY

PHOTO: VICTORIA FALLS, ZAMBIA

DAY STOP

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED)

TRIP CODE: ZOCKLG XXXXX START 22 19 18 15 13 10 8 5 2

FINISH 2016 JAN 26 FEB FEB 25 MAR MAR 22 APR APR 20 MAY MAY 17 JUN JUN 15 JUL JUL 12 AUG AUG 9 SEP SEP 7 OCT

START FINISH 30 SEP 4 NOV 28 OCT 2 DEC 25 NOV 30 DEC 23 DEC 27 JAN 2017 20 JAN 24 FEB 17 FEB 24 MAR 17 MAR 21 APR 14 APR 19 MAY 12 MAY 16 JUN

Price based on USD per person Twin-share

36 DAYS (CAMPING)

4770

$

USD PER PERSON

TRIP PRICE OF $3790 + $980 ADVENTURE PASS

++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++

Lake Nakuru National Park Queen Elizabeth National Park Maasai village walk Mosi Oa Tunya National Park - Victoria Falls South Luangwa National Park Chimpanzee viewing Gorilla trekking

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ ++ ++ ++

35 breakfasts (B), 30 lunches (L), 29 dinners (D) 31 nights in campsites and 4 nights in hotels Zanzibar ferry 2-person dome tents or twin-share accommodated ++ Camping and cooking equipment ++ Fully equipped safari vehicle ++ Awesome Trip Leader + Driver

+ $690 GORILLA & CHIMP PERMIT

36 DAYS (ACCOMMODATED)

6190

$

USD PER PERSON

TRIP PRICE OF $5210 + $980 ADVENTURE PASS + $690 GORILLA & CHIMP PERMIT All items listed in the Bucket List and More Inclusions are included within the total price of your trip. The total trip price is inclusive of the Adventure Pass (see page 11) which is compulsory for all trips. All other activities mentioned are optional (and so may cost extra) but too awesome to miss out. Please note: Due to the endangered status of the gorillas, visitors are strictly limited and a permit must be purchased at the time of booking to ensure you get to see these gentle giants. Permit rates are subject to change due to currency fluctuations.

DAY 1 LIVINGSTONE TO LUSAKA, ZAMBIA. Begin your adventure at our campsite located on the banks of the Zambezi River. Next, we roll on to Zambia’s capital, Lusaka. (L,D) DAYS 2-4 LUSAKA TO SOUTH LUANGWA NATIONAL PARK, VIA CHIPATA. Continuing on to the South Luangwa National Park for two nights, we enjoy our first game drive. (B,L,DX3) DAYS 5-8 SOUTH LUANGWA NATIONAL PARK TO LAKE MALAWI, MALAWI. Set up camp on the sandy shores of Lake Malawi and delve into the activities on offer. (B,L,DX4) DAYS 9-10 LAKE MALAWI TO DAR ES SALAAM, TANZANIA, VIA IRINGA. Crossing the border into Tanzania we head towards the coast, stopping at Mikumi National Park before hitting the vibrant port town, Dar es Salaam. (B,L,DX2)

ST M O FR G AY N TI 3/D AR 13 $

DAYS 11-14 DAR ES SALAAM TO ZANZIBAR. Today it’s onto the ferry and off to idyllic Zanzibar. Think: palm-fringed beaches, lush rainforests and cobblestone streets. (BX4)

DAYS 15-17 ZANZIBAR TO ARUSHA, VIA DAR ES SALAAM AND MARANGU. Head back to Dar for a night before venturing inland, as we enter the country’s safari capital, Arusha. If the weather permits, we may see the snow-capped Mt Kilimanjaro. (B,D) (B,L,DX2) DAYS 18-20 ARUSHA TO SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK & NGORONGORO CRATER. Hop into smaller 4WD vehicles and head out on a game viewing excursion to the Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Crater. (B,L,DX3) DAYS 21-22 ARUSHA OR SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK & NGORONGORO CRATER TO NAIROBI, KENYA. Crossing the border into Kenya, we drive through spectacular scenery to reach Nairobi where we spend the night. Use the next day to explore the city at your leisure. (B,L) (B) DAYS 23-25 NAIROBI TO KAMPALA VIA LAKE NAKURU NATIONAL PARK AND ELDORET. Descend into the Great Rift Valley and overnight in Lake Nakuru National Park. Continuing through the North Highlands to Eldoret, we cross into Uganda to the bustling capital Kampala. (B) (B,L,DX3) DAY 26 KAMPALA TO QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK. After a night in Kampala, we drive west to Queen Elizabeth National Park in search of Uganda’s natural wildlife, pausing to appreciate the views of Lake Edward. (B,L,D) DAYS 27-30 QUEEN ELIZABETH NP TO LAKE BUNYONYI (GORILLA TREK AND FREE TIME). Using Lake Bunyonyi as our base, we explore Bwindi Impenetrable Forest where local guides will lead us on a trek to see gorillas in the wild. (B,L,DX3) DAYS 31-33 LAKE BUNYONYI TO JINJA, VIA KAMPALA. Tonight we return to Kampala for one night in the capital, before continuing to Jinja. Take the opportunity to assist a local charity in building and improving community schools. (B,L,DX3) DAYS 34-36 JINJA TO NAIROBI, KENYA, VIA ELDORET. Crossing back into Kenya with a stop in Eldoret, we carry on along the Rift Valley to Nairobi where our trip ends. (B,L,DX2) (B,L)


43

NAIROBI

JOHANNESBURG

7

COUNTRIES VISITED

97

AFRICA

39 DAY | GAME PARKS, ZANZIBAR & MOZAMBIQUE MEALS

STOP & STAY

DAYS 10-13 DAR ES SALAAM TO ZANZIBAR. Disembark at Zanzibar and enjoy three days of island bliss. Explore Stone Town’s alleyways and markets, and dive into spectacular snorkelling before heading back to the mainland. (BX3) (B,D) DAYS 14-19 DAR ES SALAAM TO LAKE MALAWI VIA IRINGA AND MIKUMI NATIONAL PARK. A stop at Mikumi National Park and Iringa provides another chance to spot some wildlife, before heading to Lake Malawi to set up camp. (B,L,DX6) DAYS 20-25 LAKE MALAWI TO LIVINGSTONE VIA LUSAKA, ZAMBIA. Leaving Lake Malawi, we cross the border near Chipata and make our way to Zambia’s capital Lusaka for a night. Moving on, we set up camp in Livingstone, where you can try your hand at a range of optional activities at the mighty Victoria Falls. (BX4) (B,L,DX2) DAY 26-29 VICTORIA FALLS TO MATOBO NATIONAL PARK VIA HWANGE NATIONAL PARK AND BULAWAYO. Next up: Hwange National Park, and then Zimbabwe’s second largest city Bulawayo, where we visit the nearby Matobo National Park on a game drive and foot safari. (B,L,DX4)

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ ++ ++ ++ ++

38 breakfasts (B), 30 lunches (L), 29 dinners (D) 35 nights in campsites & 3 nights hotels Zanzibar ferry Fully equipped safari vehicle 2-person dome tents or twin-share accommodated ++ Camping and cooking equipment ++ Awesome Trip Leader + Driver DAY 30 MATOBO NATIONAL PARK TO MASVINGO. Travelling further east we base ourselves in Masvingo where we visit the historical city from which the country takes its name: Great Zimbabwe. (B,L,D) DAYS 31-33 MASVINGO TO VILANCULOS, MOZAMBIQUE VIA THE BANDULA AREA. It’s off to the spectacular Indian Ocean coast, where we stay two nights in Vilanculos. Take part in a full day sailing excursion on a traditional dhow to Magaruque Island. (B,L,DX2) (B,L)

TRIP CODE: ZOKZNJ XXXXX START 3 1 29 26 24 21 18

FINISH 2016 APR 11 MAY MAY 8 JUN MAY 6 JUL JUN 3 AUG JUL 31 AUG AUG 28 SEP SEP 26 OCT

START FINISH 16 OCT 23 NOV 13 NOV 21 DEC 2017 5 MAR 12 APR 2 APR 10 MAY 30 APR 7 JUN 28 MAY 5 JUL

Price based on USD per person Twin-share

39 DAYS (CAMPING)

6010

$

USD PER PERSON

TRIP PRICE OF $4500 + $1510 ADVENTURE PASS All items listed in the Bucket List and More Inclusions are included within the total price of your trip. The total trip price is inclusive of the Adventure Pass (see page 11) which is compulsory for all trips. All other activities mentioned are optional (and so may cost extra) but too awesome to miss out.

DAYS 37-39 XAI XAI TO JOHANNESBURG VIA KRUGER NATIONAL PARK, SOUTH AFRICA. Spend two final nights near edge of the world-famous Kruger National Park before heading west to Johannesburg, where our adventure comes to an end. (B) (B,L,DX2)

DAYS 34-36 VILANCULOS TO XAI XAI VIA INHAMBANE. Cruise down to the beautiful coastal region of Inhambane before hitting the bustling market town of Xai Xai. Expect great snorkelling spots and seafood to die for. (B,L,DX3)

AR $1 TIN 55 G /D FR AY OM

DAYS 8-9 SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK/ NGORONGORO CRATER TO DAR ES SALAAM VIA BAGAMOYO. Return to Arusha and rejoin our truck travelling past Mt Kilimanjaro, where we have a night to relax in the Bagamoyo area. Head across the savannah en route to the port city Dar es Salaam, gateway to Zanzibar. (B,L,DX2)

++ Maasai Mara National Reserve & Maasai village walk ++ Serengeti National Park & Ngorongoro Crater excursion ++ Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park – Victoria Falls ++ Hwange National Park ++ Matobo National Park ++ Kruger National Park ++ Great Zimbabwe Ruins ++ Dhow sailing safari from Vilanculos

ST

DAYS 5-7 ARUSHA TO SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK/NGORONGORO CRATER. Swap to smaller 4WD vehicles and drive west to Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park. From the Serengeti plains we climb the steep Ngorongoro Crater and camp on the rim. (B,L,DX3)

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED)

PHOTO: SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK, TANZANIA

DAY STOP

DAYS 1-4 NAIROBI AND MAASAI MARA NATIONAL RESERVE TO ARUSHA, TANZANIA. Descend the Great Rift Valley and enter Maasai Mara National Reserve. From Nairobi, we cross into Tanzania and roll into the sprawling safari town, Arusha. (L,D) (B,L,DX3)


44 AFRICA

39 DAY | U L T I M A T E A F R I C A N A D V E N T U R E NAIROBI

LIVINGSTONE

5

COUNTRIES VISITED

101

MEALS

STOP & STAY DAY STOP

TRIP CODE: ZOKCGL XXXXX START

FINISH 2016 JAN 16 FEB 15 MAR 12 APR 10 APR 7 MAY 5 JUN 2 JUL 30 AUG 27 SEP 25

9 6 5 2 30 28 25 23 20 17

FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG AUG SEP OCT

START FINISH 15 OCT 22 NOV 12 NOV 20 DEC 10 DEC 17 JAN 2017 7 JAN 14 FEB 4 FEB 14 MAR 4 MAR 11 APR 1 APR 9 MAY 29 APR 6 JUN 27 MAY 4 JUL

Price based on USD per person Twin-share

39 DAYS (CAMPING)

5400

$

USD PER PERSON

TRIP PRICE OF $3950 + $1450 ADVENTURE PASS

DAY 1 NAIROBI, KENYA TO LAKE NAKURU NATIONAL PARK. Starting our adventure in Nairobi, we make a beeline for Kenya’s Great Rift Valley and Lake Nakuru National Park. Keep your eyes peeled for the ever-fabulous flamingos. (L,D) DAYS 2-3 LAKE NAKURU NATIONAL PARK TO KAMPALA, UGANDA, VIA ELDORET. Continuing through the North Highlands to Eldoret, we cross into Uganda to the vibrant capital Kampala. (B,L,DX2) DAY 4-5 KAMPALA TO QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK. After a night in Kampala, we drive west to Queen Elizabeth National Park in search of Uganda’s natural wildlife, pausing to appreciate the views of Lake Edward. (B,L,DX2) DAYS 6-9 QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK TO KAMPALA VIA LAKE BUNYONYI (GORILLA TREK AND FREE TIME). Before arriving at our camp on Lake Bunyonyi, we stop at a chimpanzee sanctuary at Kyambura Gorge. The next day, local guides will lead us on a jungle trek to see a family of gorillas in the wild. (B,L,DX4)

+ $690 GORILLA & CHIMP PERMIT

DAYS 10-12 KAMPALA TO JINJA. Returning to Kampala, we have a night in the capital before continuing to Jinja. It’s here that you’ll have the chance to assist a local charity in building and improving community schools. (B,L,DX3)

39 DAYS (ACCOMMODATED)

DAYS 13-14 JINJA TO NAIROBI, KENYA, VIA ELDORET. Crossing back into Kenya with a stop in Eldoret, we carry on along the Rift Valley back to Nairobi. (B,L,D) (B,L)

6950

$

USD PER PERSON

TRIP PRICE OF $5500 + $1450 ADVENTURE PASS + $690 GORILLA & CHIMP PERMIT All items listed in the Bucket List and More Inclusions are included within the total price of your trip. The total trip price is inclusive of the Adventure Pass (see page 11) which is compulsory for all trips. All other activities mentioned are optional (and so may cost extra) but too awesome to miss out. Please note: Due to the endangered status of the gorillas, visitors are strictly limited and a permit must be purchased at the time of booking to ensure you get to see these gentle giants. Permit rates are subject to change due to currency fluctuations.

DAYS 15-18 NAIROBI, KENYA AND MAASAI MARA NATIONAL RESERVE. Today we hit Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya’s premier wildlife park. Here we take some amazing game drives in search of the Big 5, before returning to Nairobi for a night. (B) (B,L,DX3) DAY 19 NAIROBI TO ARUSHA, TANZANIA. Crossing into Tanzania we roll into the safari town, Arusha. Here we have an opportunity to meet with the local Maasai people and get up close to the other ‘locals’ in the Meserani snake enclosure! (B,L,D)

ST M O FR G AY N TI 9/D AR 13 $

DAYS 20-22 ARUSHA TO SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK/ NGORONGORO CRATER. Today we switch to smaller 4WD vehicles and drive west to Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park. From the Serengeti plains we descend on the steep Ngorongoro Crater and camp on the rim. (B,L,DX3)

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++

Sossusvlei & Dune 45 Etosha & Chobe National Park Kalahari Bushman walk Okavango Delta excursion Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park - Victoria Falls Mountain gorilla trekking & Chimpanzee viewing

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++

38 breakfasts (B), 32 lunches (L), 31 dinners (D) 35 nights in campsites and 3 nights in hotels Zanzibar ferry & fully equipped safari vehicle 2-person dome tents or twin-share accommodated Camping and cooking equipment Awesome Trip Leader + Driver

DAYS 23-24 SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK/ NGORONGORO CRATER TO DAR ES SALAAM VIA BAGAMOYO. Return to Arusha and rejoin our truck travelling past Mt Kilimanjaro, where we have a night to relax in the Bagamoyo area. Head across the savannah to the port city Dar es Salaam, gateway to Zanzibar. (B,L,DX2) DAYS 25-28 DAR ES SALAAM AND ZANZIBAR. Welcome to Zanzibar: home to world-class beaches with spectacular snorkelling. Take it all in before we head back to the mainland. (BX4) DAYS 29-30 DAR ES SALAAM TO IRINGA, VIA MIKUMI NATIONAL PARK. A stop at Mikumi National Park and Iringa provides another chance to spot some wildlife, before heading towards Malawi. (B,L,DX2) DAYS 31-34 IRINGA TO LAKE MALAWI, MALAWI. Once at Lake Malawi, we spend a few days camping by the shore with plenty of opportunities to try activities or take a guided village walk to see the other side of life. (B,L,DX4) DAYS 35-36 LAKE MALAWI TO LUSAKA, ZAMBIA VIA CHIPATA. We cross the border near Chipata into Zambia and make our way to the capital Lusaka. (B,L,DX2) DAYS 37-39 LUSAKA TO LIVINGSTONE. Enjoy our camp in Livingstone, near the impressive Victoria Falls. This area is Africa’s adventure capital, with optional activities like gorgeswinging and bungy jumping on offer. Check out the Falls from Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park and enjoy plenty of free time to explore. (B,L) (BX2)


CAPE TOWN

NAIROBI

7

COUNTRIES VISITED

101

43 DAY KENYA TO CAPE TO WN

This trip is a combination of the 19 Day Desert Tracker trip found on page 33 and the 21 Day East African Explorer trip found on page 26. For a full itinerary please visit our website www.topdeck.travel

STOP & STAY DAY STOP

TRIP CODE: ZOCKCN START 2 16 30 13 27 12 26 9 23 7 21 4

FINISH 2016 JAN 11 JAN 25 JAN 10 FEB 24 FEB 7 MAR 21 MAR 5 APR 19 APR 2 MAY 16 MAY 30 JUN 14

FEB FEB MAR MAR APR APR MAY MAY JUN JUN JUN JUL

Spitzkoppe Bushman paintings Etosha National Park Kalahari Bushman walk Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park Victoria Falls Maasai village walk Sossusvlei & Dune 45 Cape Town township trip Okavango Delta excursion Mokoro/walking safari Chobe National Park

++ ++ ++ ++ ++

7

CAPE TOWN

STOP & STAY DAY STOP

FINISH 28 JUL 11 AUG 25 AUG 8 SEP 22 SEP 6 OCT 20 OCT 3 NOV 17 NOV 1 DEC 15 DEC 29 DEC 12 JAN

START FINISH 17 DEC 26 JAN 31 DEC 9 FEB 2017 14 JAN 23 FEB 28 JAN 9 MAR 11 FEB 23 MAR 25 FEB 6 APR 11 MAR 20 APR 25 MAR 4 MAY 8 APR 18 MAY 22 APR 1 JUN 6 MAY 15 JUN 20 MAY 29 JUN

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 40 breakfasts (B), 31 lunches (L), 30 dinners (D) ++ 34 nights in campsites, 2 nights hostels & 4 nights hotels ++ Zanzibar ferry ++ Fully equipped safari vehicle ++ 2-person dome tents or twin-share accommodated ++ Camping and cooking equipment ++ Awesome Trip Leader + Driver All items listed in the Bucket List and More Inclusions are included within the total price of your trip. The total trip price is inclusive of the Adventure Pass (see page 11) which is compulsory for all trips. All other activities mentioned are optional (and so may cost extra) but too awesome to miss out.

START 10 24 7 21 6 20 3 17 1 15 29 12

FINISH 2016 JAN 21 FEB JAN 6 MAR FEB 20 MAR FEB 3 APR MAR 17 APR MAR 1 MAY APR 15 MAY APR 29 MAY MAY 12 JUN MAY 26 JUN MAY 10 JUL JUN 24 JUL

START 26 JUN 10 JUL 24 JUL 7 AUG 21 AUG 4 SEP 18 SEP 2 OCT 16 OCT 30 OCT 13 NOV 27 NOV 11 DEC

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ Maasai Mara National Reserve ++ Serengeti & Ngorongoro Crater excursion ++ Maasai village walk ++ Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park Victoria Falls ++ Okavango Delta excursion Mokoro/walking safari ++ Chobe National Park ++ Etosha National Park & Kalahari Bushman walk ++ Spitzkoppe Bushman paintings ++ Sossusvlei & Dune 45 Price based on USD per person Twin-share

41 DAYS (CAMPING)

43 DAYS (CAMPING)

5380

USD Per Person

TRIP PRICE OF $4110 + $1270 ADVENTURE PASS

41 DAYS (ACCOMMODATED)

7790

$

USD Per Person

TRIP PRICE OF $6520 + $1270 ADVENTURE PASS

STARTING FROM $132/DAY

107

MEALS

This trip is a combination of the 24 Day South East Adventure trip found on page 27 and the 19 Day South West Safari trip found on page 32. For a full itinerary please visit our website www.topdeck.travel

Price based on USD per person Twin-share

$

COUNTRIES VISITED

TRIP CODE: ZOKCNC START 18 JUN 2 JUL 16 JUL 30 JUL 13 AUG 27 AUG 10 SEP 24 SEP 8 OCT 22 OCT 5 NOV 19 NOV 3 DEC

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ ++ ++ ++

NAIROBI

MEALS

AFRICA

41 DAY C A P E T O WN TO KE NY A

45

5950

$

FINISH 7 AUG 21 AUG 4 SEP 18 SEP 2 OCT 16 OCT 30 OCT 13 NOV 27 NOV 11 DEC 25 DEC 8 JAN 22 JAN

FEB MAR MAR APR APR APR MAY MAY JUN JUN JUL

All items listed in the Bucket List and More Inclusions are included within the total price of your trip. The total trip price is inclusive of the Adventure Pass (see page 11) which is compulsory for all trips. All other activities mentioned are optional (and so may cost extra) but too awesome to miss out.

USD Per Person

USD Per Person

TRIP PRICE OF $6760 + $1690 ADVENTURE PASS

STARTING FROM $139/DAY

FEB

++ 42 breakfasts (B), 33 lunches (L), 32 dinners (D) ++ 37 nights in campsites, 2 nights hostels & 3 nights hotels ++ Zanzibar ferry ++ Fully equipped safari vehicle ++ 2-person dome tents or twin-share accommodated ++ Camping and cooking equipment ++ Awesome Trip Leader + Driver

43 DAYS (ACCOMMODATED)

8450

8 22 5 19 5 19 2 16 30 14 28

FINISH DEC 5 2017 JAN 19 JAN 5 FEB 19 FEB 2 MAR 16 MAR 30 APR 14 APR 28 APR 11 MAY 25 MAY 9

MORE INCLUSIONS

TRIP PRICE OF $4260 + $1690 ADVENTURE PASS

$

START 25


46 AFRICA

44 DAY R IV E R S , L A KE S & MOUNTA I NS JOHANNESBURG

NAIROBI

7

COUNTRIES VISITED

111

46 DAY ULTIMATE AFRICAN ADVENT URE NAIROBI

MEALS

This trip is a combination of the 7 Day African Insight trip found on page 22, the 21 Day East African Explorer trip found on page 26 and the 14 Day Gorilla Encounter trip found on page 17. For a full itinerary please visit our website www.topdeck.travel

STOP & STAY DAY STOP

TRIP CODE: ZOCIJG START 14 11 10 7 5 2

FINISH 2016 JAN 26 FEB 25 MAR 22 APR 20 MAY 17 JUN 15

FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL

++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++

Lake Nakuru National Park Queen Elizabeth National Park Maasai village walk Serengeti & Ngorongoro Crater excursion Mosi Oa Tunya National Park Victoria Falls Kruger National Park Shangaan cultural evening South Luangwa National Park Chimpanzee viewing Mountain gorilla trekking Matobo National Park

STOP & STAY DAY STOP

FINISH 12 AUG 9 SEP 7 OCT 4 NOV 2 DEC 30 DEC 27 JAN

START 12 9 9 6 4

FINISH 2017 JAN 24 FEB 24 MAR 21 APR 19 MAY 16

START 9 6 5 2 30 28

FEB MAR APR MAY JUN

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ ++ ++ ++

43 breakfasts (B), 34 lunches (L), 34 dinners (D) 40 nights in campsites and 4 nights in hotels Zanzibar ferry 2-person dome tents or twin-share accommodated ++ Camping and cooking equipment ++ Fully equipped safari vehicle ++ Awesome Trip Leader + Driver All items listed in the Bucket List and More Inclusions are included within the total price of your trip. The total trip price is inclusive of the Adventure Pass (see page 11) which is compulsory for all trips. All other activities mentioned are optional (and so may cost extra) but too awesome to miss out. Please note: Due to the endangered status of the gorillas, visitors are strictly limited and a permit must be purchased at the time of booking to ensure you get to see these gentle giants. Permit rates are subject to change due to currency fluctuations.

FINISH 2016 JAN 23 FEB FEB 22 MAR MAR 19 APR APR 17 MAY APR 14 JUN MAY 12 JUL

START 25 JUN 23 JUL 20 AUG 17 SEP 15 OCT 12 NOV 10 DEC

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++

Lake Nakuru National Park Queen Elizabeth National Park Maasai village walk Mosi Oa Tunya National Park Victoria Falls Kruger National Park Shangaan cultural evening Chimpanzee viewing Mountain gorilla trekking Maasai Mara National Reserve Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater excursion Matobo National Park

Price based on USD per person Twin-share

44 DAYS (CAMPING)

46 DAYS (CAMPING)

5900

COUNTRIES VISITED

USD Per Person

6480

$

FINISH 9 AUG 6 SEP 4 OCT 1 NOV 29 NOV 27 DEC 24 JAN

Please note: Due to the endangered status of the gorillas, visitors are strictly limited and a permit must be purchased at the time of booking to ensure you get to see these gentle giants. Permit rates are subject to change due to currency fluctuations.

USD Per Person

44 DAYS (ACCOMMODATED)

46 DAYS (ACCOMMODATED)

8280

USD Per Person

TRIP PRICE OF $6550 + $1080 ADVENTURE PASS

TRIP PRICE OF $6740 + $1540 ADVENTURE PASS

+ $690 GORILLA & CHIMP PERMIT

+ $690 GORILLA & CHIMP PERMIT

STARTING FROM $135/DAY

STARTING FROM $141/DAY

FINISH 2017 JAN 21 FEB FEB 21 MAR MAR 18 APR APR 16 MAY APR 13 JUN MAY 11 JUL

All items listed in the Bucket List and More Inclusions are included within the total price of your trip. The total trip price is inclusive of the Adventure Pass (see page 11) which is compulsory for all trips. All other activities mentioned are optional (and so may cost extra) but too awesome to miss out.

+ $690 GORILLA & CHIMP PERMIT

$

7 4 4 1 29 27

45 breakfasts (B), 37 lunches (L), 36 dinners (D) 42 nights in campsites and 3 nights in hotels Zanzibar ferry 2-person dome tents or twin-share accommodated ++ Camping and cooking equipment ++ Fully equipped safari vehicle ++ Awesome Trip Leader + Driver

+ $690 GORILLA & CHIMP PERMIT

USD Per Person

START

++ ++ ++ ++

TRIP PRICE OF $4940 + $1540 ADVENTURE PASS

7630

MEALS

MORE INCLUSIONS

TRIP PRICE OF $4820 + $1080 ADVENTURE PASS

$

118

This trip is a combination of the 14 Day Gorilla Encounter trip found on page 17 and the 31 Day South East Adventure trip found on page 29. For a full itinerary please visit our website www.topdeck.travel

Price based on USD per person Twin-share

$

7

TRIP CODE: ZOKIGJ START 30 JUN 28 JUL 25 AUG 22 SEP 20 OCT 17 NOV 15 DEC

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ ++ ++ ++

JOHANNESBURG


CAPE TOWN

8

NAIROBI

COUNTRIES VISITED

143

58 DAY ULTIMATE AFRICAN O VERLAN D E R NAIROBI

MEALS

This trip is a combination of the 41 Day Cape Town to Kenya trip found on page 45 and the 14 Day Gorilla Encounter trip found on page 17. For a full itinerary please visit our website www.topdeck.travel

STOP & STAY DAY STOP

TRIP CODE: ZOCKCG START 2 30 27 26 23 21

START 18 JUN 16 JUL 13 AUG 10 SEP 8 OCT 5 NOV 3 DEC

FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ ++ ++ ++ ++

Cape Town Township trip Sossusvlei & Dune 45 Spitzkoppe Bushman paintings Etosha National Park Kalahari Bushman walk

++ Okavango Delta excursion Mokoro/walking safari ++ Chobe National Park ++ Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park Victoria Falls ++ Lake Nakuru & Queen Elizabeth National Parks ++ Mountain gorilla trekking ++ Chimpanzee viewing

STOP & STAY DAY STOP

FINISH 12 AUG 9 SEP 7 OCT 4 NOV 2 DEC 30 DEC 27 JAN

START 31 28 25 25 22 20

FINISH DEC 24 2017 JAN 24 FEB 21 MAR 19 APR 16 MAY 14

START FEB

9 6 5 2 30 28

MAR APR MAY JUN JUL

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 55 breakfasts (B), 45 lunches (L), 43 dinners (D) ++ 49 nights in campsites, 2 nights hostels & 4 nights hotels ++ Zanzibar ferry ++ Fully equipped safari vehicle ++ 2-person dome tents or twin-share accommodated ++ Camping and cooking equipment ++ Awesome Trip Leader + Driver All items listed in the Bucket List and More Inclusions are included within the total price of your trip. The total trip price is inclusive of the Adventure Pass (see page 11) which is compulsory for all trips. All other activities mentioned are optional (and so may cost extra) but too awesome to miss out. Please note: Due to the endangered status of the gorillas, visitors are strictly limited and a permit must be purchased at the time of booking to ensure you get to see these gentle giants. Permit rates are subject to change due to currency fluctuations.

FINISH 2016 JAN 6 MAR FEB 3 APR MAR 1 MAY APR 29 MAY APR 26 JUN MAY 24 JUL

START 25 JUN 23 JUL 20 AUG 17 SEP 15 OCT 12 NOV 10 DEC

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ ++ ++ ++

Sossusvlei & Dune 45 Spitzkoppe Bushman paintings Etosha National Park Kalahari Bushman walk

++ Okavango Delta excursion Mokoro/walking safari ++ Chobe National Park ++ Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park Victoria Falls ++ Lake Nakuru & Queen Elizabeth National Parks ++ Mountain gorilla trekking ++ Chimpanzee viewing ++ Maasai Mara National Reserve

Price based on USD per person Twin-share

56 DAYS (CAMPING)

58 DAYS (CAMPING)

7010

USD Per Person

7680

$

FINISH 21 AUG 18 SEP 16 OCT 13 NOV 11 DEC 8 JAN 5 FEB

USD Per Person

56 DAYS (ACCOMMODATED)

58 DAYS (ACCOMMODATED)

10730

USD Per Person

TRIP PRICE OF $8620 + $1400 ADVENTURE PASS

TRIP PRICE OF $8890 + $1840 ADVENTURE PASS

+ $690 GORILLA & CHIMP PERMIT

+ $690 GORILLA & CHIMP PERMIT

STARTING FROM $126/DAY

STARTING FROM $133/DAY

FINISH 2017 JAN 5 MAR FEB 2 APR MAR 30 APR APR 28 MAY APR 25 JUN MAY 23 JUL

Please note: Due to the endangered status of the gorillas, visitors are strictly limited and a permit must be purchased at the time of booking to ensure you get to see these gentle giants. Permit rates are subject to change due to currency fluctuations.

+ $690 GORILLA & CHIMP PERMIT

$

7 4 4 1 29 27

All items listed in the Bucket List and More Inclusions are included within the total price of your trip. The total trip price is inclusive of the Adventure Pass (see page 11) which is compulsory for all trips. All other activities mentioned are optional (and so may cost extra) but too awesome to miss out.

+ $690 GORILLA & CHIMP PERMIT

USD Per Person

START

++ 57 breakfasts (B), 47 lunches (L), 45 dinners (D) ++ 52 nights in campsites, 2 nights hostels & 3 nights hotels ++ Zanzibar ferry ++ Fully equipped safari vehicle ++ 2-person dome tents or twin-share accommodated ++ Camping and cooking equipment ++ Awesome Trip Leader + Driver

TRIP PRICE OF $5840 + $1840 ADVENTURE PASS

10020

MEALS

MORE INCLUSIONS

TRIP PRICE OF $5610 + $1400 ADVENTURE PASS

$

149

COUNTRIES VISITED

This trip is a combination of the 14 Day Gorilla Encounter trip found on page 17 and the 43 Day Kenya to Cape Town trip found on page 45. For a full itinerary please visit our website www.topdeck.travel

Price based on USD per person Twin-share

$

8

TRIP CODE: ZOKCGC

FINISH 2016 JAN 26 JAN 25 FEB 22 MAR 20 APR 17 MAY 15

CAPE TOWN

AFRICA

56 DAY GR A N D A F R I C A N A DV E NTU R E

47


& y a t S y a l P P R E & P O S T A C C O M M O D AT I O N . A R R I V E E A R LY. S TAY L AT E

CAPE TOWN ASHANTI LODGE

DORM SHARE FROM

20 USD P

$

er

Person

SINGLE FROM

TWIN/DOUBLE FROM

32 USD P

$

er

Person

TWIN/DOUBLE ENSUITE FROM

44 USD P

$

JOHANNESBURG MOAFRIKA

er

Person

41 USD P

$

er

Person

Twin/Double must be booked by two people travelling together Airport transfer from $23 per person

DORM SHARE FROM

28 USD P

$

er

TWIN/DOUBLE FROM

42 USD P

$

er

23 USD P

$

er

Person

TWIN/DOUBLE FROM

77 USD P

$

er

Person

TENT SINGLE FROM

33 USD P

$

er

Person

DORM SHARE FROM

35 USD P

$

er

118 USD P

er

Twin/Double must be booked by two people travelling together Airport transfer from $17 per person

V I C T O R I A FA L L S REST CAMP

SINGLE FROM

Person

21 USD P

$

er

Person

28 USD P

$

44 USD P

$

er

TWIN/DOUBLE FROM Person

47 USD P

$

72 USD P

$

er

er

Person

TWIN/DOUBLE FROM

31 USD P

er

er

Person

SINGLE SHARE FROM

48 USD P

$

er

Person

TRIPLE FROM

22 USD P

$

er

Person

NAIROBI BOULEVARD HOTEL

TRIPLE FROM

TWIN/DOUBLE FROM

48 USD P

$

er

Person

62 USD P

$

er

Person

SINGLE FROM

96 USD P

$

Person

Twin/Double and triple rooms must be booked by two & three people travelling together Airport transfer from $69 per person

$

Person

Twin/Double must be booked by two people travelling together Airport transfer from $76 per person

DAR ES SALAAM KIPEPEO

TRIPLE FROM

er

TWIN/DOUBLE FROM

60 USD P

$

Person

SINGLE FROM

42 USD P

$

er

Twin/Double must be booked by two people travelling together Airport transfer from $21 per person

48 | STAY & PLAY

Person

SINGLE FROM

SINGLE FROM

$

Person

TRIPLE FROM

Twin/Double and triple rooms must be booked by two & three people travelling together One-way airport transfer included

LIVINGSTONE VICTORIA FALLS WATERFRONT

TENT TWIN/DOUBLE

Person

K A M PA L A RED CHILLI HIDEAWAY

Person

er

Person

Twin/Double and triple rooms must be booked by two & three people travelling together Airport transfer from $42 per person


TERMS & CONDITIONS

(2) a trip of a lower standard together with a refund of the difference in price; or

HEALTH AND MEDICAL CONDITIONS

It is our intention to set out clearly and simply the responsibilities which we at Top Deck Tours Ltd, Level One, 107 Power Road, London, W4 5PY England, a company registered in the UK, company number 04905253 (“Topdeck, us or we”) have to you and any member of your party (“You”) and which You, in turn, have to us when a contract is made between us. You should therefore read and understand the contents.

(3) cancellation with a full refund of all monies paid.

All trips featured in this brochure are sold by Topdeck as agent for Acacia Adventure Holidays Ltd (“Acacia”). Your contract for tour services will be with Acacia as the operator of the trip and will also be subject to Acacia’s terms and conditions (in addition to the booking conditions set out below) which will be available directly on Acacia’s websites or by contacting them. Should we book a flight on your behalf it will be subject to the conditions of the respective airline, including but not limited to deposit/full payment and cancellation conditions.

10. We will endeavor not to materially modify or cancel the trip within 42 days of the date of the scheduled departure unless compelled to do so because of circumstances beyond our reasonable control. If a material modification or cancellation is made by us within 42 days of the scheduled departure date for reasons other than Force Majeure in accordance with clause 21 You will receive compensation as stated in the scale below.

22. If You have a medical condition or disability which may affect your trip, we ask that You inform us in writing at the time of booking the trip of any special arrangements required by You so that we are able to advise as to the suitability of those arrangements. If we reasonably feel we are unable to satisfactorily accommodate your particular needs, we reserve the right to decline the booking or ask for You to be accompanied by a person who is able to provide full assistance to You throughout your trip.

All trips featured in this brochure are sold subject to the following conditions (“these Conditions”). 1. (a) Please note that our trips are designed for young people between the ages of 18 to 39 years. We may in special circumstances approve persons outside this range. If You are 17 years of age and wish to book on one of our trips, please contact us before making a booking as we will require the written consent of your parent or guardian. We reserve the sole right to decline a booking request from You should we think our trips are not suited to You. (b) A contract between You and us will exist as soon as we issue an invoice in response to your request for a booking and the deposit has been paid to your travel agent or us. BOOKING YOUR TRIP 2. Bookings can be made either through your local travel agent or with us direct and must be secured with a deposit of $300 per person paid at the time of booking (and for trips visiting the gorillas and chimpanzees, the non refundable payment of the appropriate trekking permit). The deposit is non-refundable unless we cancel your trip. If You are making a booking within 56 days of departure, full payment, including the compulsory adventure pass, is required PROVIDED HOWEVER that if the trip comprises a special offer we may require full payment including any pre and post accommodation and sundry service charges to be paid at the time specified in the offer. Your booking is taken to be confirmed, and accepted when we issue an invoice. If your booking is made through a travel agent, we will address all correspondence to that travel agent. All monies paid by You to the travel agent will be held by them on behalf of Topdeck. If You arrange your trip direct with us, all correspondence and communications will be sent to your address in our booking file unless You specify otherwise. Balance of all payments is required at least 56 days prior to your trip departure date. If You do not pay within this period we may deem your booking cancelled and your deposit forfeited. 3. Alterations or cancellations by You after your booking has been accepted will be effected subject to the provisions of clauses 5, 6 and 7 of these Conditions. 4. Prices quoted in our brochures are calculated on costs and exchange rates at 1 December 2015. We may increase the tour price and the price of any adventure passes not less than 30 days before departure, to take account of government action, currency exchange rate fluctuations, increases in fuel costs or ground transportation charges (however we will absorb an amount equal to 2% of the price of your travel arrangements before increasing any price). If any price variation exceeds 10% of the total price of your trip as invoiced at the time when your booking was first made, you may cancel your booking within 14 days of the date of issue of our supplementary invoice and obtain a full refund of all payments. We may change any of the services or other particulars contained in this brochure at any time before your booking is confirmed. Price changes in trips featured in subsequent brochure versions will supersede the prices in this brochure. (The version date is indicated on the back cover of this brochure). Before You make a booking we will provide You with details of the current price of your chosen trip. This will also be displayed on the website. 5. You must clearly state all your requirements at the time of booking. Please note that any dietary requirements will be a request only. We cannot guarantee special dietary requirements nor will we assume any responsibility or liability if your special requirements cannot be fulfilled. If You want to change any aspect of your booking including but not limited to a change to a trip of shorter duration or different departure date You must notify us as soon as possible in writing. We will do our best to accommodate your requested changes but You will be required to pay an amendment fee of $100 per person per change, together with any communication and other expenses incurred by us. If a request is made less than 56 days before departure, normal cancellation fees will apply in accordance with clause 7 unless the transfer or change is to an earlier departure of the same trip. In the event of a request for a change to be made a new invoice will be issued by Topdeck and cancellation charges/amendment fees will be shown. All amendment fees are payable within 7 days of the issue of a new invoice or on the date of departure, whichever is the sooner. 6. If You are prevented from traveling as a result of illness, the death of an immediate family member, jury service, or other reason beyond your control which we consider significant, we will agree to your booking being transferred to another person who satisfies all the conditions applicable to the trip, subject to You and the other person accepting liability for full payment of the trip cost and any additional costs arising from the transfer PROVIDED THAT we must be given at least 30 days written notice of the proposed change. You will be required to pay an amendment fee of $100 per person per change, together with any communication and other expenses incurred by us. CANCELLATION BY YOU 7. Cancellation of a booking by You must be made in writing. We will not regard a booking as cancelled unless and until written notice is received by us. On cancellation the following charges will apply (in addition to the cost of the gorilla and chimpanzee trek permits on applicable tours):

Days before Departure

% of trip cost forfeited

Pre/post accomm

Over 56 days

Deposit

Nil

42-55 days

35%

40%

28-41 days

50%

60%

14-27 days

75%

100%

Less than 14 days

100%

100%

2-0 days

100%

100%

We act as an agent when booking pre or post accommodation and airport transfers. Cancellation of booked accommodation or transfers will be equal to at least one nights accommodations provided you have given at least seven days notice of cancellation. Cancellation within 7 days will be subject to a fee equal to 100% of the price you have paid for the accommodation or transfers. ROLLING DEPOSIT VOUCHER Top Deck rolling deposit vouchers cannot be requested or redeemed against African trips featured in this brochure. INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS Should we book any flights on your behalf they will be subject to the conditions of the respective airline - this includes but is not limited to deposit/full payment and amendment/cancellation conditions. Topdeck will charge a $60 per person administration fee for any amendments, cancellations or reissue of tickets in addition to any airline fees. CANCELLATION OR MODIFICATION BY US 8. Every effort will be made to operate all trips as advertised but it must be remembered that our trips are planned up to eighteen months in advance. We therefore reserve the sole right, at our discretion, to modify or cancel any trip, accommodation or arrangement at any time. We will notify You as soon as possible of any changes and they will form part of our contract with You. In the case of any material modification or cancellation, we will, if possible, provide You with three alternatives: (1) a trip of an equivalent or closely similar standard and price, if available;

9. A material modification is one which has a serious effect on your trip and includes a change of departure date, departure point or airport, or change of departure time of more than twelve hours, which would cause substantial inconvenience to You. We do not consider a change of accommodation, or transport style a material change.

Period before scheduled departure date that we notify You or your travel agent together with the compensation offered. Over 42 days

nil

42-29 days

$50

28-14 days

$75

13-7 days

$100

6-0 days

$200

11. We may require a minimum number of participants for certain trips and in the event that there are insufficient bookings recorded by not later than 28 days before the scheduled departure date we will be entitled to cancel the scheduled trip, whereupon all monies paid by You for your trip shall be refunded but no further compensation will be paid and You and Topdeck agree to release each other from any further obligations which would have been enforceable had the trip not been cancelled. We designate selected trip departures as “Guaranteed”. This guarantee is subject to clauses 8, 9 and 10 above. 12. We may alter or substitute the type or size of vehicle, or style of transport mentioned in the brochure, depending on the number of passengers carried, which can vary from trip to trip. OUR LIABILITY TO YOU 13. Save where the provisions of Force Majeure apply, in the event that the trip does not reasonably comply with the description in the brochure, Topdeck may compensate You to a maximum value equal to twice the price of the trip but excluding insurance premiums and amendment fees AND Topdeck will only be liable to pay the maximum amount of compensation where there has been a total failure of consideration for your payment. Topdeck will not be liable where any failure in the performance or provision of Your trip is due to: (a) Your acts or omissions or the acts or omissions of another member in Your group (b) any third party (c) unusual and unforeseeable circumstances beyond our control, the consequences of which could not have been avoided even if all due care had been exercised or (d) an event which we or a travel service provider, even with all due care, could not foresee or forestall (including but not limited to Force Majeure and unavoidable technical problems with transport and similar events). 14. If You are killed, injured or become ill during or as a result of, carriage by ship, train or coach forming part of the trip in circumstances where such death, injury or illness is not caused by or contributed to by You our liability to pay damages and/or the amount of compensation we will be liable to pay is limited in accordance with the liability of a carrier under any international Convention applicable to such events, including, but not limited to: • In respect of carriage by sea, the Athens Convention; • In respect of the provision of accommodation, the Paris Convention; • In respect of carriage by rail, the Berne Convention; and, * In respect of carriage by road, the Geneva Convention. 15. The terms of these Conventions are incorporated into and form part of our contract with You. You should know that the carrier will rely upon its ‘conditions of carriage’ which may limit or remove the carrier’s liability to You and limit compensation under any international Conventions. Our liability will also, in all cases, be limited in accordance with relevant carrier conditions of carriage. Our obligation to You is to (and You expressly authorise us to) make trip bookings on Your behalf with reasonable skill and care and to arrange a contract between You and Acacia. We exercise care in the selection of reputable operators but we have no control over, or liability for, the services provided by third parties. All bookings are made on Your behalf subject to the terms and conditions, including conditions of carriage and limitations of liability, imposed by Acacia and other relevant operator. Your legal rights in connection with such trips are against the specific operator and are not against us, except to the extent a problem is caused by fault on our part. 16. In the event that Topdeck (or its insurers) make any payment to You for death, personal injury or illness, You must give us or our insurers all and any rights You may have to take action against the party responsible for causing the death, personal injury or illness and You must co-operate fully with us in seeking recovery of any payment we may make from such party. 17. Your booking is accepted on the condition that You understand, and take responsibility for, the risks inherent in adventure travel. Every effort will be made to operate all trips featured in this brochure but because of the number of countries visited on trips there may be a necessity to vary the itinerary from that stated in the brochure, and delays may occur for a variety of reasons beyond our control. The need for a flexible attitude to this type of travel is stressed in our publication. The final decision on the itinerary and the content of the trip will be taken by the Trip Leader in the interest of the group as a whole. Please note that due to Public holidays some sights or activities may not be available on a particular trip. 18. No refund will be made for services made available but which for whatever reason are not used by You once the trip has departed. OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES AND EXCURSIONS 19. We and our associated staff partners and suppliers make no warranties or representations in relation to implied or explicit suggestion and/or recommendation for services, activities and events not highlighted as included in the related trip(s). Information not explicitly noted as included is provided 'as is' and intended to be general in nature so may not be suitable for your particular needs. It is essential that you ensure that any/all risk associated with getting to/ from, the participation in or visitation of any area, activity, event or venue is in-line with your expectations and suitably covered under your travel insurance 20. During Your trip You will be offered the chance to purchase various optional excursions and activities. We do not own, operate or control any of the companies or individuals which provide the optional activities or excursions. Some of the optional activities and excursions, such as canyoning are inherently risky. If You want to take part in such optional activities or excursions You must be fit enough to do so and must follow all reasonable instructions. The standards of health and safety which will be adopted by the company or the individual providing the optional activity or excursion will be those of the country where the optional activity or excursion takes place. Please note that these standards may not be the same as You would find in the UK, or in Your home country. If You wish to book any optional excursion or activity, You may do so subject to the operator’s terms and conditions. Your contract will be with the operator of the activity or excursion and will be governed by local law. We act only as their agent. The Trip Leader will have further details and additional information can be found on our website. We accept no liability for any act or omission of any operator or operator’s employees, agents or sub-contractors. EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY – FORCE MAJEURE 21. We do not accept liability for any loss, damage or expense resulting from war or terrorist activities threatened or actual, civil unrest, industrial action threatened or actual, weather conditions, fire, flood, drought, closures, unforeseen alterations to public transport schedules, rescheduling of aircraft or boats, epidemic or outbreaks of illness or any other event outside our control which either delays or extends or reduces the trip, or compels a change in the trip arrangements after departure (“Force Majeure”). CONTRAVENTION OF LAW We will not be responsible for any loss or damage sustained by You as a result of a contravention of any law or regulation of any of the countries visited while on the trip.

YOUR LIABILITY TO US 23. You will not be permitted to embark or continue on the trip if your mental or physical condition is, in the reasonable opinion of any representative of Acacia, such as to render You incapable of caring for yourself, or whereby You become objectionable to other passengers, or You become a hazard to yourself or other passengers. We will not be responsible for expenses resulting in You being precluded from completing the trip for any reason, nor will we refund You any part of your trip cost. In all cases we will notify You of the reasons why we have taken this action. We will have no obligation to arrange for your return to the point of the trip departure where your condition manifests itself after the trip departure. Further, if the trip involves travel by air, the captain of your aircraft can refuse to allow You to fly on the aircraft if he believes that You could be dangerous or disruptive to other passengers on the flight. TRAVEL DOCUMENTS 24. Please ensure You carefully read your invoice, tickets and all other documents we send to You as soon as You receive them, and contact your travel agent, or us immediately if any information appears to be incorrect. We will not accept any liability if You fail to notify us of any inaccuracy in any document within 14 days of us sending them to You or your agent. While we will do our best to rectify any changes made outside this time, it is your responsibility to meet any additional costs which may be involved, except in the case of an error made by Topdeck and where there is reasonable justification for You not contacting us within the specified time. You are responsible for ensuring that all necessary travel documents including, but not limited to, passports, visas and vaccination certificates are valid and subsisting. We strongly recommend that You verify current documentation requirements and all other relevant protocols and procedures associated with your trip with your travel agent or us. Please note requirements change and you must check with your Consulate for the most up to date information, including but not limited to Visa requirements for the countries visited on your Trip. Passports must have an expiry date of at least six months after completion of the trip. You must obtain confirmed onward or return flight tickets prior to departure for Africa. We cannot be held responsible if You are refused entry to any country through failure to supply proof of onward travel. You must accept responsibility for reconfirming all onward travel arrangements. INSURANCE 25. You must take out comprehensive travel insurance before You travel on your trip. Your insurance protection must include cover for cancellation, medical and repatriation expenses (at least GBP£250,000 or equivalent), personal injury and accident, death and loss of personal baggage and money and personal liability insurance. Evidence of such insurances must be produced to Topdeck on request and normally on day one of your trip. Insurance cover offered by credit card companies or reciprocal medical cover agreements are often not comprehensive. 26. You indemnify us against all third-party actions taken against us for loss or damage caused by You or arising from your participation on the trip. 27. In the event of You making a claim against Topdeck arising out of the trip, You assign to us, any rights to take action against any third party supplier or any other person or party that Topdeck reasonably considers to be a party to the action and to co-operate fully with Topdeck should Topdeck or its insurers wish to enforce those rights which have been assigned to Topdeck. 28. In the event that You make a claim against us which is covered by your insurance policy, You agree to pursue the claim through your insurer either in addition to, or in substitution for, your claim against us (if any). We agree to indemnify You in respect of reasonable expenses incurred in successfully pursuing such a claim and acknowledge that any settlement made by the insurer shall not prejudice your rights against us. 29. In the event of You not making a claim before 5 working days of the maximum length of time permitted by your policy, You must assign, by letter sent by courier delivery to Topdeck not less than 5 working days prior to the said specified time, the benefit of the policy and give immediate notice of such an assignment to your insurer. COMPLAINTS 30. In the event of any dissatisfaction with the accommodation or any other service, You must report it immediately to the Trip Leader so that action can be taken to remedy the problem. Failure to notify the Trip Leader of any problem immediately may prejudice Topdeck and may result in your ability to claim compensation from us being extinguished or reduced. Any complaint made to Topdeck following the conclusion of the trip should be made in writing within 28 days of completion of the trip. In the event that You do not notify us in writing within 28 days, Topdeck’s ability to investigate the complaint may be prejudiced and may extinguish your claim. DATA PROTECTION 31. We are committed to protecting your personal information and agree to process your personal information in accordance with our Privacy Notice, which is available online at www.topdeck.travel/privacy. In order to make your booking and ensure that your travel arrangements run smoothly, we need to use the information You provide and pass it on to other relevant suppliers who are responsible for parts of your travel arrangements. In many cases this will include transferring your data to overseas recipients. In making this booking, your consent to this information being passed on to the relevant persons is deemed to be given unless You object and advise Topdeck of your objection at the time of booking. The information may also be provided to public authorities such as Customs or Immigration if required by them, or as required by law. This consent applies to any sensitive information that You give to us such as details of any disabilities or dietary/religious requirements. SMOKING 32. Acacia operates a non-smoking policy on vehicles (although it makes frequent stops for breaks), and in most accommodation. LUGGAGE 33. There are strict weight limits for vehicles when fully loaded. Therefore You are only entitled to have one piece of main luggage of standard size (see the pre-departure information or our website for size limits), and not weighing more than 20kg. In addition You may bring a sleeping bag, as required on specific trips, and a daypack. GENERAL 34. You understand that future Topdeck advertising and publicity material may include statements made by passengers, or their photographs, and You consent to such use of your comments or photographic/video likeness. 35. No servant, agent, employee or representative of Topdeck has any right to alter, vary or waive any of these Conditions, nor undertake any activity likely to lead to increased liability whatsoever on behalf of Topdeck unless such be in writing and signed by a duly authorised person. 36. All contracts for bookings made with Topdeck, for trips in this brochure, are governed by English law and are subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts in the UK, should any dispute between us not be otherwise amicably agreed.


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TO READ OUR ITINERARIES

E’VE CREATED THIS HANDY REFERENCE TO HELP YOU

UNDERSTAND THE INS AND OUTS OF OUR ITINERARIES

AND MAKE AN EDUCATED DECISION ON THE BEST TRIP FOR YOU.

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GO FORTH AND EXPLORE, GRASSHOPPER! 01

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THE BASICS. Where you start, finish and top line inclusions.

BUCKET LIST (INCLUSIONS). This is where the fun starts (and it's all included). Compare bucket list items and check out the inclusions for each trip.

ITINERARY. A magical string of words that gives you the lowdown on where we go, what we do and the awesomeness you will encounter on the way. Activities not mentioned on the bucket list may not be included, but are too awesome for you to pass up.

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MAP. Everyone’s favourite way to visually make sense of the world since 600 B.C. Also super useful to get the lay of the land and understand what regions you will cover on your trip.

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TRIP CODE. Use this to book a trip through our website or when you talk to your travel agent. Not useful for Scrabble so don’t even go there.

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TRAVEL DATES. Planned departure dates for the upcoming travel season. Check our website regularly for updated departures.

PRICE. The starting price of your adventure and goal amount for your piggy bank, excluding add-ons and optional activities.

GET AROUND.

In Africa, we use fully equipped safari trucks and 4WD vehicles to get you around the often-rugged terrain. Small and medium groups and knowledgeable guides also mean a more personalised travel experience.

FOOD.

Foodies, delight! Your African experience will reach new heights as we master campfire cuisine, with a twist. We’ll peruse local markets for fresh, seasonal ingredients and return to camp to prepare and devour an authentic feast, fit for an explorer.

NO TIPPING.

We do what we do because we're passionate about showing young people the world. This means all TLC is included in your trip price and not charged on your last day. We're awesome like that.

FREE TIME.

Who else can say they’ve been up close and personal with the Big Five? Or marveled at the incredible Victoria Falls? We’ll provide unique experiences that you’ll remember, always.


MAP AFRICA

ROUTES

DAYS

TRIP NAME

CODE

START

ROUTES

FINISH

DAYS

TRIP NAME

CODE

START

FINISH

P.

11 DAY

Highlights of Tanzania

ZOCKDN

Dar es Salaam

Nairobi

14

25 DAY

Desert Tracker

ZOCICJ

Cape Town

Johannesburg

13 DAY

Kenya & Tanzania Adventure

ZOKCND

Nairobi

Dar es Salaam

15

33 DAY

Ocean to Ocean

ZOCZCJ

Cape Town

Johannesburg

36

6 DAY

Troop to the Gorillas

ZOKCGK

Kampala

Kampala

16

34 DAY

Zanzibar to Cape Town

ZOKCDC

Dar es Salaam

Cape Town

40

14 DAY

Gorilla Encounter

ZOKCGN

Nairobi

Nairobi

17

35 DAY

Cape Town to Zanzibar

ZOCKCD

Cape Town

Dar es Salaam

41

18 DAY

Mountain Gorillas to the Mara ZOKCGM

Nairobi

Nairobi

18

36 DAY

Rivers, Lakes & Mountains

ZOCKLG

Livingstone

Nairobi

42

28 DAY

Game Parks and Gorillas

ZOKCGD

Nairobi

Dar es Salaam

19

39 DAY

Nairobi

Johannesburg

43

African Insight

ZOAIJL/ZOAILJ

Johannesburg

Livingstone

22

Game Parks, Zanzibar & Mozambique

ZOKZNJ

7 DAY

Ultimate African Adventure

ZOKCGL

Nairobi

Livingstone

44

14 DAY

Mozambique & Zimbabwe Explorer

39 DAY

ZOMZJV/ZOMZVJ Victoria Falls

Johannesburg

23

41 DAY

Cape Town to Kenya

ZOCKCN

Cape Town

Nairobi

45

23 DAY

Kruger , VIC Falls & Kruger

ZOKIJD

Johannesburg

Dar es Salaam

24

43 DAY

Kenya to Cape Town

ZOKCNC

Nairobi

Cape Town

45

22 DAY

Zanzibar, VIC Falls & Kruger

ZOKIDJ

Dar es Salaam

Johannesburg

25

44 DAY

Rivers, Lakes & Mountains

ZOCIJG

Johannesburg

Nairobi

46

21 DAY

East African Explorer

ZOCKLN

Livingstone

Nairobi

26

46 DAY

Ultimate African Adventure

ZOKIGJ

Nairobi

Johannesburg

46

24 DAY

South East Adventure

ZOKCNL

Nairobi

Livingstone

27

56 DAY

Grand African Adventure

ZOCKCG

Cape Town

Nairobi

47

29 DAY

East African Explorer

ZOCIJN

Johannesburg

Nairobi

28

58 DAY

Ultimate African Overlander

ZOKCGC

Nairobi

Cape Town

47

31 DAY

South East Adventure

ZOKINJ

Nairobi

Johannesburg

29

EXCLUSIVE ONLINE ITINERARIES

19 DAY

South West Safari

ZOKCLC

Livingstone

Cape Town

32

36 DAY

19 DAY

Desert Tracker

ZOCKCL

Cape Town

Livingstone

33

25 DAY

South West Safari

ZOKIJC

Johannesburg

Cape Town

34

Beach & Bush Ramble

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