The Big Overlander Northbound - 47 days

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  • duration 47 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 18+ yrs
  • max group size 30
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Starts Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Ends Nairobi, Kenya
  • +26
HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Start your journey in Johannesburg, search for the Big Five in Kruger National Park and see the impressive Blyde River Canyon
  • Visit the Great Zimbabwe Ruins, spot wildlife in Matobo and Hwange national parks and take in the Zimbabwean side of Victoria Falls
  • Game drive through Chobe National Park and camp out in the wilderness of the reserve, listening to the sounds of the nocturnal wildlife
  • Marvel at the Zambian side of majestic Victoria Falls from Livingstone and explore South Luangwa National Park
The tour The Big Overlander Northbound - 47 Days starts in Johannesburg and ends in Nairobi. This is an explorer trip that takes 47 days. You will travel through Maun, South Luangwa National Park, Iringa and 23 other destinations visiting Kenya, Uganda and 6 more countries. This is a guided group tour. The tour includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

Discover seven different countries, travelling from South Africa northbound to Kenya. Spot wildlife in some of Africa's most abundant game parks, trek for gorilla in Uganda, relax and unwind on Zanzibars beautiful beaches and soak up Africa’s incredible sights. Experience all that this majestic continent has to offer, up close and personal!
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Based on 18 reviews
Sonia's review for another On The Go Tours tour
5 - Excellent
  • Sonia
  • From USA
  • On Aug 14 2019
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4 - Very Good
  • Thiha
  • From USA
  • On Jul 12 2019
“Very Good”
Alisa's review for another On The Go Tours tour
5 - Excellent
  • Alisa
  • From USA
  • On Jun 21 2019
“Though jammed-packed with activities every day that made up drop into our beds every night, the tour included all the main attractions of the whole of Egypt. It was made easier and better by the incredible knowledge and care given by our On The Go tour guide, Nader. Such a memorable holiday!”
  • Day: 1 Johannesburg
  • Day: 2-3 Kruger National Park
  • Day: 4 Blyde River Canyon
  • Day: 5 Polokwane
  • Day: 6 Great Zimbabwe Ruins
  • Day: 7 Bulawayo
  • Day: 8 Matobo N.P.
  • Day: 9-10 Hwange National Park
  • Day: 11 Victoria Falls
  • Day: 12-13 Victoria Falls
  • Day: 14 Chobe National Park
  • Day: 15 Livingstone
  • Day: 16-18 South Luangwa
  • Day: 19-21 Lake Malawi
  • Day: 22 Iringa
  • Day: 23 Dar es Salaam
  • Day: 24-26 Zanzibar
  • Day: 27 Zanzibar
  • Day: 28-29 Arusha
  • Day: 30-32 Serengeti & Ngorongoro
  • Day: 33 Nairobi
  • Day: 34-35 Masai Mara
  • Day: 36 Kisumu
  • Day: 37 Kampala
  • Day: 38-41 Optional Gorilla Trekking
  • Day: 42 Kampala
  • Day: 43 Jinja
  • Day: 44 Lake Nakuru
  • Day: 45-46 Lake Naivasha
  • Day: 47 Nairobi
  • 1st night dormitory accommodation at Mufasa Backpackers Johannesburg (upgrades available) and 42 nights camping. Tents and sleeping mats provided
  • All camping fees and appropriate equipment
  • 3 night Zanzibar Excursion including ferry transfer, accommodation, Spice Tour and Dhow Sunset Cruise
  • 41 breakfasts, 37 lunches, 37 dinners
  • Arrival transfer from Johannesburg Airport on day 1
  • A fully equipped overland truck for transportation and game drives
  • All road taxes and tolls
  • Services of 3 person crew (leader, driver, cook)
  • Park entry - Lake Naivasha NP and Victoria Falls NP. Park entry and game drive - Kruger NP, South Luangwa NP, Matobo NP, Masai Mara, Lake Nakuru NP, Ngorongoro NP, Serengeti NP and Chobe NP
  • Gorilla Permit and transfer fee: Please note that Gorillas often move across the border, between the national parks in Rwanda and Uganda, therefore itineraries often have to be changed at short notice in order to track the Gorillas in whichever National Park they have migrated to. For this reason the cost of the Gorilla Permit and relevant transfers varies, as do the applicable visa costs, dependent upon which country we need to travel into. Permits are subject to availability and need to be booked in advance.
  • International flights and visas
  • Tipping - an entirely personal gesture
  • Sleeping bag - please bring your own
  • Optional activities
  • Entrance Fees: Gorilla Permit + Transfer USD$720-870pp, paid in USD
  • Local payment - $2640pp, paid in USD
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this The Big Overlander Northbound - 47 days tour. You can cancel the tour up to 60 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 59 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 11 July 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 11 July 2021, a deposit of 400 USD is required to confirm the tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 59 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

The Big Overlander Northbound - 47 days 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.


For this The Big Overlander Northbound - 47 days 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.

For Solo Travelers

A twin share room may not always be available for solo travelers as it depends on the final number of people on the tour. If you have picked twin share room while booking, and that option is not available, we will get back to you after booking. A single room might then be available against an additional fee.

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 protocols have been adhered to.
  • Wearing a mask, hand washing and sanitizing has been implemented on this trip. Frequently touched surfaces are regularly disinfected. Hygiene safety measures and distancing will be ensured in our accommodations and during transport.
  • Solo travelers are required to purchase a single room for your personal use.
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