Africa Encompassed Southbound

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  • Booking Type Instant Booking
  • duration 63 days
  • tour type Group
  • tour_type Group tour
  • age requirement 15+ years old
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  • Starts Nairobi, Kenya
  • Ends Cape Town, South Africa
Tour with Flexible Booking Policy
  • Change dates It is free to change your tour start date within 30 days of departure.
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • With permits included in your trip, seek out the rare mountain gorilla on a trek through Uganda's steamy forests and spend an unforgettable hour in their presence.
  • Get the chance to spot and get close to all of the Big Five and more in Masai Mara National Reserve, Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Crater, Etosha National Park and Chobe National Park, among others.
  • Experience the two sides of Jinja – a riverside retreat at the source of the Nile, but also the adventure capital of Uganda.
  • Chill out on the northern beaches of Zanzibar enjoying white sand and sparkling blue sea of the Indian Ocean, and cross over to Africa's Atlantic coastline for seafood spreads and dune bashing experiences.
Starting in Nairobi and ending in Cape Town, the Africa Encompassed Southbound tour is a guided road tour that takes 63 days. You will visit Serengeti National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Okavango Delta and 37 other destinations in 9 different countries. Africa Encompassed Southbound is a group tour which will include accommodation, transport, meals and others. See below for further details.

Looking for Africa with the lot? Ask and you shall receive on this epic Lonely Planet Experience across ten countries in 63 unforgettable days. Get breathtakingly close to animals more often seen in zoos and nature documentaries, from endangered mountain gorillas and lumbering elephants to ferocious lions and tiny dik-dik antelope. Along the way, meet people from a range of cultures and communities: Zanzibar spice growers, Lake Malawi fishermen and San people. Nairobi to Cape Town and all the adventure in between – this trip will leave you amazed by the breadth of life and culture and the beauty of nature gracing this spectacular continent.
CUSTOMER REVIEWS ABOUT INTREPID TRAVEL
4.5 - Excellent
Based on 100 reviews
Xiao's review for another Intrepid Travel tour
5 - Excellent
  • Xiao
  • From USA
  • On Feb 07 2019
“Excellent”
CHAU's review for another Intrepid Travel tour
5 - Excellent
  • CHAU
  • From UK
  • On Sep 25 2018
“We are a small group of 8 people. Everyone has a window seat.Tour leader Warra is a very nice guy, care for everyone health, especially in dealing with food preparation, gloves are required to put on. A bottle of sterilize fluid is always in the truck. Many snacks provided and excellent cooking

Highlight is Karijini NP. Warra is our guide, driver and also as
cook for us, thanks a lot for your hard work. Lucky to meet you.”
Janice's review for another Intrepid Travel tour
4 - Very Good
  • Janice
  • From USA
  • On Jun 27 2019
“Our trip was very good for the money. The accommodations were adequate, our guide handled a lot of the details and we had time to explore on our own. Best for people traveling solo or as a couple.”
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1: Nairobi
  • Day 2: Lake Nakuru National Park
  • Day 3: Eldoret
  • Day 4: Kampala
  • Day 5: Kalinzu Forest
  • Day 6: Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Day 7: Kisoro
  • Day 8: Gorilla Trek
  • Day 9: Gorilla Trek
  • Day 10: Mbarara
  • Day 11: Jinja
  • Day 12: Jinja
  • Day 13: Kericho
  • Day 14: Masai Mara National Reserve
  • Day 15: Masai Mara National Reserve
  • Day 16: Nairobi
  • Day 17: Mto wa Mbu
  • Day 18: Ngorongoro Crater / Serengeti National Park
  • Day 19: Serengeti National Park
  • Day 20: Serengeti National Park / Mto wa Mbu
  • Day 21: Usambara Mountains
  • Day 22: Usambara Mountains
  • Day 23: Dar es Salaam
  • Day 24: Stone Town
  • Day 25: Zanzibar Northern Beaches
  • Day 26: Zanzibar Northern Beaches
  • Day 27: Stone Town
  • Day 28: Mikumi National Park
  • Day 29: Iringa
  • Day 30: Chitimba
  • Day 31: Lake Malawi
  • Day 32: Lake Malawi
  • Day 33: South Luangwa National Park
  • Day 34: South Luangwa National Park
  • Day 35: Petauke
  • Day 36: Lusaka
  • Day 37: Harare
  • Day 38: Great Zimbabwe Ruins / Masvingo
  • Day 39: Bulawayo
  • Day 40: Bulawayo
  • Day 41: Victoria Falls
  • Day 42: Victoria Falls
  • Day 43: Victoria Falls
  • Day 44: Chobe National Park
  • Day 45: Chobe National Park
  • Day 46: Bagani
  • Day 47: Okavango Delta
  • Day 48: Okavango Delta
  • Day 49: Bagani
  • Day 50: Grootfontein
  • Day 51: Grootfontein/San people
  • Day 52: Etosha National Park
  • Day 53: Etosha National Park
  • Day 54: Spitzkoppe
  • Day 55: Swakopmund
  • Day 56: Swakopmund
  • Day 57: Swakopmund
  • Day 58: Sesriem
  • Day 59: Sossusvlei/Konkiep River
  • Day 60: Fish River Canyon
  • Day 61: Orange River
  • Day 62: Western Cape
  • Day 63: Cape Town
WHAT'S INCLUDED
Accommodation
  • Camping (with facilities) (49 nights), Camping (with basic facilities) (2 nights), Camping (without facilities) (1 night), Bungalow (2 nights), Chalet (3 nights), Hotel (4 nights), Hotel with shared facilities (1 night)
Meals
  • 60 Breakfasts, 42 Lunches, 49 Dinners
Transport
  • Overland vehicle , 4x4 Safari Vehicle , Ferry , Minibus , Mokoro
Guide
  • An expert tour leader
Included Activities
  • 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
  • Masai Mara National Reserve - Full Day 4x4 Game Drive
  • Loita Hills - Maasai Village Visit
  • Ngorongoro Crater - 4x4 Game Drive
  • Serengeti National Park - 4x4 Game Drive
  • Mto Wa Mbu - Village walk & local dinner
  • Irente - Lushoto hike
  • Irente - Local lunch
  • South Luangwa National Park - 4x4 Dawn Game Drive
  • Petauke - Jewellery workshop project
  • Masvingo - Great Zimbabwe Ruins guided visit
  • Victoria Falls - Victoria Falls Wildlife Trust Visit
  • Chobe National Park - Dawn Open Safari Vehicle Game Drive
  • Okavango Delta - Mokoro safari
  • Okavango Delta - Nature Walk
  • Grootfontein - San Bushman cultural experience
  • Etosha National Park - Overland Vehicle Game Drive
  • Cape Cross Nature Reserve - Cape Cross seal colony
  • Sossusvlei - 4x4 Tour
  • Sesriem - Sand dunes visit
  • Fish River Canyon - Canyon entrance
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Any international flights to Nairobi and from Cape Town 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 Southbound tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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GOOD TO KNOW Download trip notes
CANCELLATION

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Africa Encompassed Southbound tour. You can cancel the tour up to 24 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 23 days of departure.

Payment

For any tour departures within 12 February 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 12 February 2021, a deposit is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 23 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Africa Encompassed Southbound 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 Southbound 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.

Is this trip right for you:
  • Tracking gorillas in the dense forest can sometimes be wet, muddy and uncomfortable. The terrain is by no means easy either, so it can be pretty strenuous and often humid. But the sheer thrill in coming across a habituated group of gorillas, dominated by a great male silverback, more than outweighs any difficulty. You need to be prepared and fit enough to walk up to 4 hours - up and down hill. A top tip is to pack some gardening gloves to assist in any uphill climbs. See https://www.intrepidtravel.com/au/gorilla-trekking for more information.
  • Camp in the Serengeti National Park itself without fences between you and the animals. Your leader will brief you on the safety measures the group will need to take for the two nights spent in the park.
  • At Usambara Mountains the group will do a an easy hike to the beautiful Irente viewpoint.
  • We use mokoros (small dugout canoes) to pass through the shallow waterways of the Okavango Delta to get to our campsite for the night.
  • We use our purpose-built overland vehicles for the duration of this trip. This multi-purpose truck allows for great game viewing with large sliding windows. This means the trucks do not have air-conditioning and conditions can get dusty and hot.
  • The overland vehicle is large enough to seat up to 22 passengers and carries all the camping equipment needed for the duration of this trip. Therefore the going can be slow over the long distances and often bumpy roads.
  • This is a participatory camping trip. You will be expected to set up and take down you own tent as well as assist with food preparation and cleaning. This makes it quicker, easier, more fun and will bring the group closer together.
  • 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-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.
  • Departures will be limited to an average group size of 10 travellers to ensure COVID-19 safety for all travellers.
  • Hygiene protocols have been adopted on this tour. Wearing a mask, hand washing and sanitizing, physical distancing is highly encouraged, and frequently touched surfaces are regularly disinfected.
  • Distancing measures have been implemented to safeguard against COVID-19.
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