Great African Trek (56 Days Cape Town to Nairobi)

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This epic fifty six day safari covers all the highlights of nine countries in east and southern Africa. Stare into the soft brown eyes of a gorilla, watch thousands of animals trample the plains of the Masai Mara and the Serengeti, bask on palm-backed beaches on Zanzibar, and idle away sunny days on the banks of Lake Malawi. Further south are the thundering Victoria Falls, the vast wilderness of the Okavango Delta, the giant sand dunes in Namibia’s Namib Naukluft National Park, and dynamic Cape Town, easily one of the most beautiful cities in the world.

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All about the Great African Trek (56 Days Cape Town to Nairobi).

This trip begins in Cape Town, South Africa and travels north through South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania and Uganda before ending in Nairobi, Kenya.

This trip departs from Cape Town early on Sunday morning. Should you wish to explore Cape Town, ATC or your travel agent can assist you, in booking your activities as well as accommodation. However, costs due to earlier arrival, will be for your own account.

Trip Code: CN56
Departure Point: Cape Town, Ashanti Backpackers & Lodge, 11 Hof Street, Gardens
Check-In: 07:30AM Departs: 08:00AM
Accommodation: Camping
Pre-Departure Meeting: 5:00PM the day before at the departure point

*All ATC trips include an arrival airport transfer & pre-night accommodation in a dorm room. Please notify us should you not be using these so we can plan accordingly. Should you choose not to make use of these, or in the event that ATC were not updated with your arrival details, no refund will be paid for services not used.

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The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • Township Tour & Wine Tasting
  • Half day canoeing on the Gariep (Orange) River
  • Transfer to Sossusvlei, Swakopmund, Spitzkoppe (day trip)
  • Etosha National Park & Okavango Delta Excursion
  • Chobe Overnight Excursion & Victoria Falls Entry
  • Zanzibar Ferry & Zanzibar Excursion
  • Meserani Snake Park and Cultural museum
  • Kampala & Lake Bunyoyni, Lake Naivasha, Lake Nakuru National Park
  • Great Rift Valley & Masai Mara National Reserve
Whats not included in this tour.Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • International flights & Airport departure taxes
  • Departure transfer & Visas
  • Meals unless otherwise stated
  • Travel Insurance
  • Gorilla Trekking Permit & Transfer to gorilla trek
  • Laundry, Personal Items, Tips & sleeping bag
  • Pillows & bottled water
  1. Days 1 - 4 Cedarberg, Orange River, Fish River Canyon

    Before leaving Cape Town, we depart on a township tour in and around Cape Town. This is an included highlight allowing everyone to experience it. From here we head around Table Bay and continue north through the wheat growing ‘bread basket’ of South Africa. We cross the Piekenierskloof Pass into the rich fruit growing area along the Olifants River, named for the vast Elephant herds that used to roam in this fertile valley.

    From the Cederberg, we travel further north through the region known as Namaqualand, well known for its prolific display of Namaqua wildflowers that occur each spring. After stopping for supplies in the small mining town of Springbok, we continue on through the desert area of the Richtersveld to the Gariep River, the natural land border between South Africa and Namibia, where we camp at a beautiful campsite on the South African bank of the river.

  2. Days 5 - 9 Namib Naukluft National Park, Sossusvlei, Swakopmund, Spitzkoppe

    This morning we enter the Namib-Naukluft National Park where we spend the morning exploring this amazing area. We take some time to climb to the top of Dune 45 – a truly memorable experience. Following our once in a lifetime experience you will then take the desert shuttles a further 5kms into the desert where you can take a walk to Sossusvlei and explore the surrounding area.

  3. Days 10 - 17 Etosha National Park, Game Drives, Windhoek, Ghanzi, Okavango Delta*, Maun

    We head to the area of Etosha National Park. Covering 22 700 km2, Etosha is Namibia’s premier nature and wildlife reserve. Situated around the Etosha Pan with a large variety of animal and bird life, the extensive network of gravel roads affords us the opportunity of accessing even the most remote areas of the park. After lunch, and once it has cooled off a bit, we spend the remainder of the day exploring the park’s southern area. Keep an eye out for the striking Oryx and Springbok as these are endemic to desert National Parks! Tonight’s camp is situated just outside the parks boundaries, only 10kms from Anderson Gate. Perhaps a quick dip in the pool or a sun downer on the deck before dinner, followed by a relaxing evening in this interesting bar.

  4. Days 18 - 22 Chobe National Park, Chobe Ovenight Mobile Excursion, Victoria Falls

    We travel north to the town of Kasane where we set up camp on the banks of the Chobe River. The Chobe River forms a border between Botswana and Namibia and Zambia and is the main water source to the Chobe National Park. Elephant, hippo and many bird species can be viewed from the campsite while we watch another glorious African sunset. Listen out for the resident hippos!

  5. Days 23 - 30 Kasane, Chobe National Park, Chobe Overnight Mobile Excursion, Livingstone, Lusaka, Lake Malawi Beaches

    We head out from Victoria Falls to the border crossing to Botswana. Once we’ve completed the border formalities, we continue to the town of Kasane, situated on the banks of the Chobe River. The Chobe River forms a border between Botswana and Namibia and Zambia and is the main water source to the Chobe National Park. After lunch, we have time at leisure to relax. In the afternoon, we leave for our Chobe National Park Overnight Mobile excursion – an overnight experience in the wilds of the Chobe National park.

  6. Days 31 - 36 Iringa, Dar Es Salaam, Ferry to Zanzibar, Dar Es Salaam

    After a relaxing 3 days, we leave Malawi, entering Tanzania through the border post at Songwe. Winding our way through the beauty of the Tukuyu tea and banana plantations, we head towards Iringa where we spend the night in the beautiful rustic ‘Farmhouse’ campsite famous for its Amarula Hot Chocolates and its steamy showers!

  7. Days 37 - 40 Arusha, Meserani Snake Park & Masai Cultural Museum, Serengeti National Park & Ngorongoro Crater*, Arusha

    This morning we leave early and leave the hustle and bustle of this major Tanzanian city, and head towards the farmlands of this beautiful country. Today is used as a transit day to get us closer to Serengeti.

  8. Days 41 - 42 Nairobi

    In the morning, we head off for another game drive and explore the landscape in search of the resident game. With some luck, we may see some of Africa’s ‘Big 5’! Following our morning drive, we retrace our journey back across the plains and along the lush Crater rim to our truck at Arusha, where we spend the evening musing over our thrilling wildlife experience.

  9. Days 43 - 46 Masai Mara National Reserve, Game Drives, Kisumu, Kampala

    Leaving the hustle and bustle of Nairobi we climb the escarpment to our first stop, a viewpoint overlooking a section of the spectacular Great Rift Valley. Descending into the Rift Valley, we enter Masai land where these habitual pastoralists are often seen tending their cattle from the side of the road. We pass through the town of Narok, and continue our drive possibly getting a glimpse of some wildlife along the way. We arrive at our campsite, Acacia Camp in the late afternoon.

  10. Days 47 - 52 Kisoro, Gorilla Trek*, Lake Bunyoni, Kampala, Jinja, White Water Rafting*

    Lake Bunyoni, the deepest Crater Lake in Africa and home to a large and varied number of beautiful birds, is the base from which the optional Gorilla trek takes place. Dependant on where trekking permits are available, we trek in the Magahinga or Bwindi National Parks in Uganda, the Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo, or the Ruhengeri National Park in Rwanda.

  11. Days 53 - 56 Nakuru, Lake Nakuru National Park, Game Drives, Great Rift Valley, Lake Naivasha, Nairobi

    Departing early, we head back to Kenya, stopping for lunch and supplies en route. We overnight outside Nakuru at a lovely campsite on a local farm. Nakuru is Kenya’s 4th largest town and capital of the Rift Valley Province and lies adjacent to the small but wildlife rich Lake Nakuru National Park. *EAMO Orphanage

South Africa

With nine different provinces, 11 official languages and 3 capital cities, South Africa will most definitely make you stop in you tracks and go – WOW.

Botswana

The size of this successful country can be compared to countries such as Kenya or France, and fairly smaller than Texas. Botswana is a landlocked country with borders such as South Africa, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe which can all be crossed overland. For such a small country, it boasts an array of spectacular game viewing opportunities such as, hundreds of elephants splashing in the Chobe River and the Okavango Delta and its maze of lagoons.

Fish River Canyon

Located in the South of Namibia, the Fish River Canyon claims the title of the largest canyon in Africa and the second largest in the world. Being approximately 160km long, 27km wide and just over 550m deep only allows for the brave and fit to take on the hikes and walks it has to offer.

Meals and menus vary as food is purchased en-route, and is subject to produce that is available seasonally in the areas we travel through. As we support the local communities along the way, fresh produce is mostly purchased direct from the producer or local grower and therefore has an organic appearance. Our safari cooks are able to offer a wide variety of menus with the ingredients available, even if the produce on offer is not of the same selection as what you may be used to back home.

Our overland vehicles are custom built converted trucks that have seating space for our passengers and a storage area for luggage and all trip equipment. The trucks seat between 27-30 passengers on our camping trips. Most seats are forward facing, though some models have a combination of forward, backward and some inward facing seats with tables. Vehicles have sliding glass windows, and the seating area is raised providing a great advantage for game viewing and photography. Seats are cushioned and there is storage space for personal items like cameras, snacks and day packs in the seating area.

All of the tours operated by ATC are participation trips meaning that all passengers are expected to help out around camp. The crew members running the trip will set up a rota system that will be followed. One day you may be on cleaning duty, the next day you may be on cooking duty and so forth. This is not only to make the trip easier for all involved but also for you as the passengers to get to know one another while on trip.

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