Africa Encompassed Northbound

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  • Booking Type Instant Booking
  • duration 64 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 15+ years old
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
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  • Starts Cape Town, South Africa
  • Ends Nairobi, Kenya
HIGHLIGHTS
  • Gorilla permits included! Seek out the rare mountain gorilla on a trek through Uganda’s steamy forests and spend an unforgettable hour in their presence.
  • Go on safaris in iconic spots like Ngorongoro Crater, the Serengeti savanna, the Okavango Delta and the Masai Mara.
  • A local leader and crew, plus plenty of time in villages and small towns, means you’ll have the opportunity to meet heaps of locals from all walks of life.
  • Chill out on the northern beaches of Zanzibar, enjoying white sand and the sparkling blue waters of the Indian Ocean.
Starting in Cape Town and ending in Nairobi, the Africa Encompassed Northbound tour is a guided road tour that takes 64 days. You will visit Serengeti National Park, Arusha, Queen Elizabeth National Park and 40 other destinations in 9 different countries. Africa Encompassed Northbound is a group tour which will include accommodation, transport, meals and others. See below for further details.

Witness vast landscapes, natural wonders, towns rich in cultural traditions and modern cities humming with life on this epic journey through Africa, bought to you by Lonely Planet and Intrepid. This 64-day odyssey takes you from cosmopolitan Cape Town to the bustling streets of Nairobi, travelling through immense canyons, verdant mountains, gorgeous beaches and beautiful villages along the way. Encounter the sweeping beauty of the Serengeti, meet the San people, have close encounters with mountain gorillas and be warmed by Malawi. Camp on balmy beaches in Tanzania, trek through steamy rainforest and see cheeky chimps at play in Uganda. With unforgettable inclusions plus plenty of freedom, this adventure was designed for curious travellers with a strong independent streak.
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ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1: Cape Town
  • Day 2: Western Cape
  • Day 3: Orange River
  • Day 4: Fish River Canyon
  • Day 5: Sesriem
  • Day 6: Sossusvlei / Bush Camp
  • Day 7: Swakopmund
  • Day 8: Swakopmund
  • Day 9: Swakopmund
  • Day 10: Spitzkoppe
  • Day 11: Etosha National Park
  • Day 12: Etosha National Park
  • Day 13: Grootfontein/San People
  • Day 14: Grootfontein
  • Day 15: Bagani
  • Day 16: Okavango Delta
  • Day 17: Okavango Delta
  • Day 18: Bagani
  • Day 19: Chobe National Park
  • Day 20: Chobe National Park
  • Day 21: Victoria Falls
  • Day 22: Victoria Falls
  • Day 23: Victoria Falls
  • Day 24: Bulawayo
  • Day 25: Bulawayo
  • Day 26: Masvingo
  • Day 27: Harare
  • Day 28: Lusaka
  • Day 29: Petauke
  • Day 30: South Luangwa National Park
  • Day 31: South Luangwa National Park
  • Day 32: Lake Malawi
  • Day 33: Lake Malawi
  • Day 34: Chitimba
  • Day 35: Iringa
  • Day 36: Mikumi National Park
  • Day 37: Dar es Salaam
  • Day 38: Stone Town
  • Day 39: Zanzibar Northern Beaches
  • Day 40: Zanzibar Northern Beaches
  • Day 41: Stone Town / Bagamoyo
  • Day 42: Usambara Mountains
  • Day 43: Usambara Mountains
  • Day 44: Arusha
  • Day 45: Karatu
  • Day 46: Ngorongoro Crater / Serengeti National Park
  • Day 47: Serengeti National Park
  • Day 48: Mto wa Mbu
  • Day 49: Nairobi
  • Day 50: Lake Nakuru National Park
  • Day 51: Eldoret
  • Day 52: Kampala
  • Day 53: Kalinzu Forest
  • Day 54: Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Day 55: Kisoro
  • Day 56: Gorilla Trek
  • Day 57: Gorilla Trek
  • Day 58: Mbarara
  • Day 59: Jinja
  • Day 60: Jinja
  • Day 61: Kericho
  • Day 62: Masai Mara National Reserve
  • Day 63: Masai Mara National Reserve
  • Day 64: Nairobi
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Accommodation
  • Camping (with facilities) (48 nights), Camping (with basic facilities) (3 nights), Camping (without facilities) (1 night), Bungalow (2 nights), Cabin (3 nights), Dormitory (2 nights), Hotel (3 nights), Hotel with shared facilities (1 night)
Meals
  • 61 Breakfast, 41 Lunch, 51 Dinner
Transport
  • Overland vehicle , 4x4 Safari Vehicle , Ferry , Minibus , Mokoro
Included Activities
  • Fish River Canyon - Canyon entrance
  • Sossusvlei - 4x4 Tour
  • Sesriem - Sand dunes visit
  • Cape Cross Nature Reserve - Cape Cross seal colony
  • Etosha National Park - Overland Vehicle Game Drive
  • Grootfontein - San Bushman cultural experience
  • Okavango Delta - Mokoro safari
  • Okavango Delta - Nature Walk
  • Chobe National Park - Dawn Open Safari Vehicle Game Drive
  • Victoria Falls - Victoria Falls Wildlife Trust Visit
  • Masvingo - Great Zimbabwe Ruins guided visit
  • Petauke - Jewellery workshop project
  • South Luangwa National Park - 4x4 Dawn Game Drive
  • Irente - Lushoto hike & local lunch
  • Kisongo - Cooking class, crafts & village walk
  • Ngorongoro Crater - 4x4 Game Drive
  • Serengeti National Park - 4x4 Game Drive
  • Lake Nakuru - Overland Vehicle Game Drive
  • Lake Nakuru - Morning Overland Vehicle Game Drive
  • Queen Elizabeth National Park - Overland Vehicle Game Drive
  • Bwindi National Park - Mountain Gorilla Permit & Trek
  • Kericho - Tea plantation visit
  • Masai Mara - 4x4 Game Drive
  • Masai Mara National Reserve - Full Day 4x4 Game Drive
  • Loita Hills - Maasai Village Visit
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Any international flights to Cape Town and from Nairobi are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Africa Encompassed Northbound tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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CANCELLATION

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Africa Encompassed Northbound tour. You can cancel the tour up to 58 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 57 days of departure.

Payment

A deposit of 400 USD is required to confirm this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 57 days before departure. For any departures within 25 July 2020 full payment is required.

Travel Insurance

Africa Encompassed Northbound tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.

Visa

For this Africa Encompassed Northbound tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

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  • Free access to the Lonely Planet mobile app for one year
  • 25% discount on all items in the Lonely Planet Shop
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