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Ultimate Africa

Prices From: A$6849.00
Tour Code: DAUA
Tour Duration: 54
Countries Visited: Botswana, Kenya, Malawi, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia


Spanning eight countries, this journey is full of diverse cultures, abundant wildlife, spectacular landscapes, stunning beaches and loads of adventure. Track the Big Five across open savannah, explore the Okavango Delta in a dug-out mokoro canoe, encounter gorillas deep in the Ugandan wilderness—do it all on this ultimate 54-day adventure and get a real feel for how large Africa really is. Travel aboard our rugged overland truck is well-paced and wilderness camping will bring you closer to the region’s wildlife. Encounter rare wildlife and real people on this unique and cost-effective journey through the stunning scenery of southern and East Africa.

Tour Map

Tour Itinerary

  • Day 1 Cape Town - Arrive at any time.
  • Day 2-3 Cederberg/Gariep River (2B,2L,2D) - Discover a local vineyard. Camp on a local farm in South Africa. Canoe on or jump into the Gariep River.
  • Day 4-8 Fish River Canyon/Namib Desert/Swakopmund (4B,4L,3D) - Fish River Canyon visit, Sossusvlei dunes, game drives in Etosha National Park. Optional activities include sand boarding, a dolphin cruise, sky diving, quad biking, or a Living Desert tour in Swakopmund.
  • Day 9-13 Damaraland/Etosha NP/Waterburg/Windhoek (5B,4L,4D) - Travel through beautiful desert landscapes. Game drives in Etosha National Park. Scenic walk in Waterberg Plateau National Park. Option to explore the city centre of Windhoek.
  • Day 14-16 Kalahari/Maun/Okavango Delta (3B,3L,3D) - Stop over in Kalahari desert. Optional walk to learn survival skills from the locals. Enjoy game walks, traditional mokoro (dug-out canoe) rides and birding on our 2-night bush camping excursion.
  • Day 17-18 Gweta/Chobe National Park (2B,2L,2D) - Camp under ancient baobab trees. Take an optional boat cruise on the Chobe River or a game drive in open safari vehicle.
  • Day 19-24 Livingstone/Lusaka/Chipata (6B,3L,2D) - Enjoy four nights in Livingstone. Camp on a private game farm near Lusaka. Options to visit to the craft markets and Victoria Falls, or enjoy whitewater rafting, canoeing, an elephant-back safari or even flying over the falls.
  • Day 25-28 Lake Malawi (4B,4L,4D) - Relax on the shores of 'the lake of stars', visit various lakeside camps. Option to go for walks, snorkelling, village tours or a fishing trip.
  • Day 29-30 Iringa/Dar Es Salaam (2B,2L,2D) - Climb out of the Great Rift Valley and view vast tea plantations, then descend down to the Indian Ocean.
  • Day 31-34 Zanzibar (4B) - Explore Stone Town and enjoy a guided tour of a spice plantation. Option to visit museums, historical sites, markets or enjoy the beach and marine activities like snorkelling, scuba diving and swimming.
  • Day 35-39 Korogwe/Arusha/Serengeti/Ngorongoro Crater (5B,5L,5D) - Take the ferry to Dar Es Salaam. Catch your first glimpse of Kilimanjaro. Game drives in Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Crater in 4x4 safari vehicles.
  • Day 40-44 Nairobi/Lake Nakuru/Kampala (5B,4L,4D) - Hotel stay in Nairobi. Game drive in Lake Nakuru National Park. Cross over the Mau Mau Escarpment to Eldoret and see the sights in Kampala.
  • Day 45-46 Queen Elizabeth National Park (2B,2L,2D) - Game drives for wildlife viewing. Take in the wilderness on an included boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel.
  • Day 47-49 Gorilla Tracking/Lake Bunyonyi (3B,3L,3D) - Enjoy a guided mountain gorilla trek. Opt to go canoeing, fishing, hiking or boating.
  • Day 50-52 Mbarara/Jinja (3B,3L,3D) - Check out the town of Mbarara and opt to go whitewater rafting, kayaking down the White Nile River, mountain biking or volunteering with a local project in Jinja.
  • Day 53-54 Nairobi (2B,2L,1D) - Cross over into Kenya and onto Nairobi—where the tour ends upon arrival in the late afternoon.

Tour Dates

Start DateEnd DatePrice
30 Jan 201324 Mar 2013A$6849.00
10 Feb 201304 Apr 2013A$6849.00
24 Feb 201318 Apr 2013A$6849.00
10 Mar 201302 May 2013A$6849.00
24 Mar 201316 May 2013A$6849.00
07 Apr 201330 May 2013A$6849.00
21 Apr 201313 Jun 2013A$6849.00
05 May 201327 Jun 2013A$6849.00
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26 May 201318 Jul 2013A$6849.00
02 Jun 201325 Jul 2013A$6849.00
16 Jun 201308 Aug 2013A$6849.00
30 Jun 201322 Aug 2013A$6849.00
14 Jul 201305 Sep 2013A$6849.00
21 Jul 201312 Sep 2013A$6849.00
11 Aug 201303 Oct 2013A$6849.00
18 Aug 201310 Oct 2013A$6849.00
01 Sep 201324 Oct 2013A$6849.00
15 Sep 201307 Nov 2013A$6849.00
29 Sep 201321 Nov 2013A$6849.00
13 Oct 201305 Dec 2013A$6849.00
27 Oct 201319 Dec 2013A$6849.00
10 Nov 201302 Jan 2014A$6849.00
24 Nov 201316 Jan 2014A$6849.00
08 Dec 201330 Jan 2014A$6849.00
22 Dec 201313 Feb 2014A$6849.00
29 Dec 201320 Feb 2014A$6849.00
19 Jan 201413 Mar 2014A$6849.00
02 Feb 201427 Mar 2014A$6849.00

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