Yolo: Falls, Beaches & Serengeti Adventure (Southbound) (DKBJ)

Countries Visited: Kenya, Malawi, South Africa, Tanzania, United Republic of, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Trip Style: Yolo - You're only young once, but you can be young-at-heart forever. That's the ethos that powers our Yolo trips; fast-paced and affordable trips designed with the 18-to-thirtysomething traveller in mind. Explore the world by day, stay up all night and do it all again somewhere new the next day with a collection of new best friends you'll want to keep in touch with for the rest of your life. You only live once. Make it count.
Service Level: Camping
  • Excellent value, amazing prices, quality experiences
  • Camping most nights with some hotel stays to start and throughout
  • Private transport to out-of-the-way places in order to keep your gear stowed and secure
    Trip Style: Yolo - You're only young once, but you can be young-at-heart forever. That's the ethos that powers our Yolo trips; fast-paced and affordable trips designed with the 18-to-thirtysomething traveller in mind. Explore the world by day, stay up all night and do it all again somewhere new the next day with a collection of new best friends you'll want to keep in touch with for the rest of your life. You only live once. Make it count.
    Physical Demands Rating: 1 - You'll have to walk around on your own, climb some stairs and carry your own bag. Easy does it.
    Group Size: Max 22, avg 18.
    Meals Included: 26 breakfasts, 21 lunches, 19 dinners
    Accommodations: Not Availaible

    Highlights
    Spot the Big Five from 4x4 safari vehicles in the Serengeti, snorkel Zanzibars waters, gaze out across Victoria Falls, spot wildlife in Kruger National Park, discover the less-visited Zimbabwe.

    Description
    From the Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Crater, Kruger National Park, Lake Malawi, Zanzibar to Victoria Falls. Wildlife safaris, cultural contact, rugged landscapes, and natural landmarks spread across six incredible countries. And with supremely knowledgeable CEOs, meals prepared from fresh local produce, and starlit camping stays, you'll gain a kinship with this land and its people you won't find anywhere else.
  • Call (520) 445-6812 for more information or to book today! Mention code 12779048

    Tour Operator
    G Adventures
    Duration
    27 Days
    Escorted
    Escorted - Yes
    DayDestinationDescription
    Day 1NairobiDay 1 Nairobi
    Arrive at any time. Additional Notes: Please make sure you have all of the necessary visas for this tour by the time of the welcome meeting. It is very important to read the visa section in our trip details to know which visas you will need, if any. Please note that not all nationalities are able to obtain a visa on arrival at the border. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
    Day 2ArushaDay 2 Nairobi/Arusha (1B, 1L, 1D)
    Cross through the semi-arid lands of the Masai people to Arusha. Included Activities: Border Crossing (Kenya - Tanzania) Transport: Lando (10.00 hour(s), 286km)
    Day 3Serengeti National ParkDay 3 Arusha/Serengeti National Park (1B, 1L, 1D)
    After breakfast, begin the 3-day and 2-night excursion to Serengeti National Park and the Ngorongoro Crater, two of Africa's premier wildlife areas. Additional Notes: Changing to specialized 4x4 7-seater safari vehicles, meet experienced safari driver/guides, who will ensure wonderful wildlife encounters. The safari vehicles each have sliding windows and a large pop-up roof, perfect for game viewing. They are smaller than the overland adventure vehicle (OAV) and will allow the group to maneuver easily through the wildlife areas. As the vehicles are smaller than the overland adventure vehicle (OAV), the group will split up among several vehicles. Included Activities: Serengeti National Park Safari Transport: 7-seat 4x4 safari vehicle (8.00 hour(s), 320km)
    Day 4NgorongoroDay 4 Serengeti National Park/Ngorongoro (1B, 1L, 1D)
    Before leaving the Serengeti, enjoy one last morning game drive to see the animal kingdom come to life in this incredible expanse of grassland savannah. Then return and break camp, and journey to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, famous for Africas best game viewing. The views from the Ngorongoro Crater rim are stunning, and there is an ever-present abundance of wildlife, due to the permanent water supply on the crater floor. Arrive at the campsite at the crater rim in the late afternoon. Additional Notes: Please note: if you have pre-booked the Serengeti Balloon Safari, todays likely the day for this activity! The CEO will give the final confirmation when it will take place, as it is subject to change. You will miss the included morning game drive with the group, but you will have a much better view from above! Included Activities: Serengeti National Park Safari Transport: 7-seat 4x4 safari vehicle (5.00 hour(s), 160km)
    Day 5MaranguDay 5 Ngorongoro/Marangu (1B, 1L, 1D)
    Exit the crater late in the morning, and travel via Arusha to Marangu. Marangu is a popular starting point for people climbing Mt Kilimanjaro. Additional Notes: If you have booked the Zanzibar Express, you will part from the group in Arusha and be transferred to your Arusha hotel for the night. The following morning you will fly to Zanzibar. Included: transfers, flights, one night Arusha (Outpost Lodge, or similar) and one night Stone Town (Mazsons Hotel, or similar). Only breakfast included. Included Activities: Ngorongoro Crater Game Drive Transport: 7-seat 4x4 safari vehicle (5.00 hour(s), 200km) Lando (3.00 hour(s), 100km)
    Day 6Dar Es SalaamDay 6 Marangu/Dar es Salaam (1B, 1L, 1D)
    Depart Marangu, passing the majestic Mt Kilimanjaro, Africas highest mountain, and head towards Dar Es Salaam. The city started as a fishing village in the mid-19th century before becoming a port and trading centre. Additional Notes: Zanzibar Express; transfer this morning from your Arusha hotel to the airport for a scenic flight to Zanzibar. Arrive in Stone Town and spend the afternoon exploring on your own. Enjoy an extra night in Stone Town and meet back up with the group the following afternoon. Only breakfast included. Transport: Lando (14.00 hour(s), 680km)
    Day 7NungwiDay 7 Dar es Salaam/Nungwi (1B)
    After arriving on Zanzibar, transfer to Nungwi Beach. Relax on the idyllic white-sand beaches, wander through the village of Nungwi or opt to go snorkelling or diving. Additional Notes: Zanzibar is a Muslim society. Immodestly dressed women or men in shorts will get harassed and cause great offense in Stone Town. In Nungwi, customs are a little more relaxed, but travellers are encouraged to be respectful of the islands culture and cover up when walking around. Never try to take a photograph without asking permission. Transport: Ferry (2.00 hour(s)) Private Vehicle (1.50 hour(s))
    Day 8NungwiDay 8 Nungwi (1B)
    Opt to go diving, snorkelling, exploring or just sit back and relax.
    Day 9Stone TownDay 9 Nungwi/Stone Town (1B)
    Explore Stone Town, the heart of the island. It has an intriguing maze of narrow, cobbled lanes hemmed in by Arabic buildings. The best way to see Stone Town is, literally, to get lost. One can spend hours just wandering the alleys and squares, drinking potent coffee from pavement vendors, or buying sweetmeats from scores of tiny cafes. Look out for tinga-tinga paintings, antique shops, beautifully printed cloths (kangas and kikois worn by local people), little carved chests with copper inlays and spices - all beautiful presents or memories to take home. Included Activities: Spice Plantation Tour Transport: Private Vehicle (4.00 hour(s))
    Day 10Baobab ValleyDay 10 Stone Town/Baobab Valley (1B, 1L, 1D)
    Catch the ferry back to Dar Es Salaam and continuing travelling west to the campsite in the Baobab Valley on the banks of the Ruaha River. The camp is on the edge of the Udzwungwa Mountains National Park. Transport: Ferry (2.00 hour(s), 200km) Lando (6.00 hour(s), 360km)
    Day 11IringaDay 11 Baobab Valley/Iringa (1B, 1L, 1D)
    Spend another day on the road, and journey south to Iringa. Visit a crafts centre that supports the local community. Included Activities: Iringa Craft Centre Transport: Lando (5.00 hour(s), 180km)
    Day 12ChitimbaDay 12 Iringa/Chitimba (1B, 1L, 1D)
    Chitimba Beach has beautiful views of mountains in the background and Tanzania across the lake. Included Activities: Border Crossing (Tanzania - Malawi) Transport: Lando (9.00 hour(s), 235km)
    Day 13Kande BeachDay 13 Chitimba/Kande Beach (1B, 1L, 1D)
    Leave Chitimba in the morning and drive south along Lake Malawi to Kande Beach. Transport: Lando (5.00 hour(s))
    Day 14Kande BeachDay 14 Kande Beach (1B, 1L, 1D)
    Enjoy a traditional dinner in a local home, and opt to explore by foot, go snorkelling, or take a village tour.
    Day 15MfuweDay 15 Kande Beach/Mfuwe (1B, 1L, 1D)
    Cross the border into Zambia and finish the day riverside in the Luangwa Valley. Included Activities: Border Crossing (Malawi - Zambia) Transport: Lando (8.00 hour(s), 500km)
    Day 16MfuweDay 16 Mfuwe (1B, 1L, 1D)
    Enjoy a free day to explore South Luangwa NP, a wildlife haven. Opt to go on a walking safari (seasonal), night drive, or visit a nearby local village.
    Day 17PetaukeDay 17 Mfuwe/Petauke (1B, 1L, 1D)
    Enjoy a free morning, then set off for Petauke. Transport: Lando (5.00 hour(s), 330km)
    Day 18LusakaDay 18 Petauke/Lusaka (1B, 1L, 1D)
    Set off early and arrive late in the afternoon. The long journey across rough and bumpy roads takes us to a private game farm 29km (18 mi) outside the capital of Zambia. Marvel at the zebras, buffaloes, and the bok that roam the property, or relax by the pool or at the camp's bar. Additional Notes: This is an overnight stop in between driving days, so we will not have time to explore Lusaka. Transport: Lando (8.00 hour(s), 410km)
    Day 19LivingstoneDay 19 Lusaka/Livingstone (1B, 1L)
    Continue travelling across Zambia and finish at lovely Livingstone just outside of Victoria Falls. Transport: Lando (7.00 hour(s), 543km)
    Day 20LivingstoneDay 20 Livingstone (1B)
    Livingstone is a great base to see both natural wonders and take part in some exciting activities. Get up close (and wet from the spray) while awing at the immense Victoria Falls, raft the whitewater of the mighty Zambezi, and for the more adventurous, bungee jump with Victoria Falls in view. Today, new travellers may join you for the rest of your adventure. You are welcome to join them at a group meeting this evening, followed by an optional dinner. Additional Notes: Be sure to stop by the G Adventures help desk at your accommodation for advice, tips or help booking any local activities.
    Day 21Matobo National ParkDay 21 Livingstone/Matobo National Park (1B, 1L, 1D)
    Opt to visit Victoria Falls town or the falls from the Zimbabwe side before we continue to Matobo National Park. Included Activities: Border Crossing (Zambia - Zimbabwe) Transport: Lando (6.00 hour(s), 600km)
    Day 22Matobo National ParkDay 22 Matobo National Park (1B, 1L, 1D)
    Walk with rhinos and enjoy an open vehicle game drive in Matobo National Park. Included Activities: Guided Rhino Walk Open Vehicle Game Drive
    Day 23TshipiseDay 23 Matobo National Park/Tshipise (1B, 1L, 1D)
    Cross the border into South Africa, and relax in the hot springs at our campsite. Included Activities: Border Crossing (Zimbabwe - South Africa) Transport: Lando (7.00 hour(s), 600km)
    Day 24Kruger National ParkDay 24 Tshipise/Kruger National Park (1B, 1L, 1D)
    Welcome to big game country! The world-renowned Kruger National Park offers a wildlife experience that ranks with the best in Africa. Search for lions, elephants, rhinos, and many other animals in one of Africa's greatest wildlife areas on a full-day game drive. Included Activities: Kruger Game Drive Transport: Lando (6.00 hour(s))
    Day 25ManyeletiDay 25 Kruger National Park/Manyeleti (1B, 1L, 1D)
    Enjoy more spectacular wildlife on a game drive in the overland adventure vehicle. Included Activities: Kruger Game Drive Shangaan Dinner and Dance Transport: Lando (5.50 hour(s), 80km)
    Day 26JohannesburgDay 26 Manyeleti/Johannesburg (1B, 1L)
    We visit and interact with the local community of the Planeterra volunteer project , Hope Africa Childrens Day School, in the Shalati village outside of Manyaleti. We will have an early breakfast in order to spend enough time at the project before driving back to Johannesburg. Continue to Johannesburg, the economic heart of South Africa and the largest city in the country. Included Activities: Hope Africa Childrens Day School Transport: Lando (8.00 hour(s), 400km)
    Day 27JohannesburgDay 27 Johannesburg (1B)
    Depart at any time.
    Dates/Pricing

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    DatePrice / DescriptionQuote
    11/06/2017$4,349.00* (USD) / Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 21; Minimum Age: 18; 1 AdultQuote
    12/18/2017$4,199.00* (USD) / Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 22; Minimum Age: 18; 1 AdultQuote
    01/29/2018$4,199.00* (USD) / Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 22; Minimum Age: 18; 1 AdultQuote
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