Africa Encompassed Northbound

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  • Booking Type Instant booking
  • duration 64 days
  • tour type Group Request as private
  • age requirement 15-99 yrs
  • max group size 22
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Tour Code BM-3663
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
  • Operated in English
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  • Starts Cape Town, South Africa
  • Ends Nairobi, Kenya
HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Seek out rare mountain gorillas on a trek through Uganda’s steamy forests, and watch them play, eat and laze in the sun. With all gorilla permits included on your trip, you can spend an unforgettable hour in their presence.
  • Go on safaris in some pretty iconic spots, including the Ngorongoro Crater, the Serengeti savanna, the Okavango Delta and the Masai Mara.
  • Chill out on the northern beaches of Zanzibar with plenty of free time to choose your own adventure. Kick back on the white sands, or maybe go snorkelling in the sparkling blue waters of the Indian Ocean.
  • Track rhinos on foot in Matobo National Park, home to a diverse range of flora and fauna, including warthogs, leopards, and klipsingers. Learn about the park's cultural significance and San rock paintings.
  • Tour a local coffee farm in Karatu village to see the innovative farming practices of the locals, then tuck into a traditional dinner cooked by a local Tanzanian family in their home.
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 Lake Nakuru National Park, Kalinzu Forest National Park, Kisoro 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. This 64-day odyssey takes you from cosmopolitan Cape Town to the bustling streets of Nairobi, travelling through immense canyons, green-clad mountains, gorgeous beaches and small villages. 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.
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
WHAT'S INCLUDED
Accommodation
  • Camping (with facilities) (48 nights), Camping (with basic facilities) (5 night), Camping (without facilities) (1 night), Cabin (3 nights), Hotel (3 night), Bunglow (2 night), Hotel with shared facilities (1 night)
Meals
  • 58 Breakfasts, 39 Lunches, 52 Dinners
Transport
  • Overland vehicle , 4x4 Safari Vehicle , Ferry , Minibus , Mokoro
Guide
  • An expert tour leader
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 - Boat Safari
  • Okavango Delta - Nature Walk
  • Okavango Delta – Mokoro Safari
  • Okavango Delta - Nature walk
  • Chobe National Park - Dawn Open 4x4 Game Drive
  • Victoria Falls - Victoria Falls Wildlife Trust Visit
  • Matobo National Park - Rhino Tracking, Park Visit & San Rock Paintings
  • Masvingo - Great Zimbabwe Ruins guided visit
  • South Luangwa - Jewellery workshop Project
  • South Luangwa National Park - 4x4 Afternoon Game Drive
  • South Luangwa National Park - 4x4 Dawn Game Drive
  • Mikumi National Park - 4x4 Game Drive
  • Irente - Lushoto hike
  • Irente - Local lunch
  • Ngorongoro Forest - Elephant Cave Trek
  • Karatu - Home-Cooked Dinner
  • Karatu - Coffee Farm Tour
  • Ngorongoro Crater - 4x4 Game Drive
  • Serengeti National Park - 4x4 Game Drive
  • Serengeti National Park - 4x4 Game Drive
  • Serengeti National Park - 4x4 Game Drive
  • Mto Wa Mbu - Village walk & local dinner
  • 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 National Reserve - 4x4 Game Drive
  • Loita Hills - Maasai Village Visit
  • Masai Mara National Reserve - Full Day 4x4 Game Drive
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.
CUSTOMER REVIEWS
5 - Excellent
Based on 1 review
  • Mark Bromley
  • From USA
  • On Apr 03 2023
5 - Excellent
I really enjoyed the locations.
I really enjoyed the locations. Especially the Roman ruins and the villages we stayed in. It was a really great cultural experience.
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  • Personal Itinerary can be tweaked and customized.
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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

For any tour departures within 20 April 2024, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 20 April 2024, a deposit is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 57 days before trip departure.

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 traveling to, as part of this itinerary.

Is this trip right for you
  • This is an overland trip. That means you’ll be travelling with a group in a purpose-built vehicle, visiting remote communities, setting up your own tent, occasionally roughing it in the bush and getting the best possible chance to spot the Big Five. While the trucks don’t have air conditioning, they do have sliding windows which let in the breeze and make it even easier to take spectacular snaps of the local wildlife. For more info on this style of travel, see our Africa overland page: https://www.intrepidtravel.com/africa/overland
  • We use mokoros (small dugout canoes) to pass through the shallow waterways of the Okavango Delta to get to our campsite for the night.
  • Camp in the Serengeti National Park without fences between you and the animals. Your leader will brief you on the safety measures the group must take for the two nights spent in the park.
  • Conditions during the gorilla trek can be muddy and uncomfortable. But the sheer thrill in coming across a habituated group of gorillas, dominated by a great male silverback, outweighs any difficulty. You need to be prepared and fit enough to walk up to 4 hours – up and down hills. A top tip is to pack some gardening gloves to assist in any up-hill climbs. See https://www.intrepidtravel.com/au/gorilla-trekking for more information.
  • As the early bird catches the worm, the early camper sights the animals. There will be many early starts either to make use of the better safari time or to beat the morning traffic on long travel days.
COVID VACCINATION POLICY
  • Proof of vaccination against COVID-19 is no longer mandatory on departures after 1st January 2023. Nonetheless, all travellers are strongly advised to be vaccinated as a safety measure to protect themselves and others on the tour. This policy excludes all Polar trips and select adventure cruises, where testing and vaccination are required.
  • Also, proof of vaccination may still be required at specific entry points or by the airlines. Therefore, please make sure to check all the travel requirements carefully before travelling.
COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • This tour has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s Safe Travels stamp, which provides travellers with assurance that COVID-19 health and hygiene global standardised protocols have been adopted.
  • Hygiene and safety guidelines will be followed to ensure your well being is looked after during travels.
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