Southern Discoverer (21 Days Victoria Falls to Nairobi)

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There’s plenty of action on this three week trip, which combines the east African game parks with the wonder that is Victoria Falls. The Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater are Tanzania’s best known game reserves, and Zanzibar is a tropical paradise that’s steeped in history and tradition. It’s impossible not to relax on the golden beaches of Lake Malawi. Chobe National Park offers a superb game viewing opportunity. Victoria Falls offers great adventure activities and is a perfect way to start this awesome safari trip.

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All about the Southern Discoverer (21 Days Victoria Falls to Nairobi).

This trip begins in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe and travels across to Chobe, Botswana. From here we travel north through Zambia, Malawi and Tanzania before ending in Nairobi, Kenya. This trip starts in Victoria Falls on Sunday morning and departs Victoria Falls on Monday morning, allowing you a day to explore. Should you wish to explore Victoria Falls extensively, 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: VN21
Departure Point: Explorers Village, Sopers Arcade, Parkway Drive, Victoria Falls
Check-In: 8:45AM Departs: To be advised at pre-departure meeting
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.
  • Entrance to Victoria Falls,
  • Chobe National Park,
  • Chobe Overnight Safari,
  • South Luangwa National Park,
  • Lake Malawi,
  • Zanzibar Ferry,
  • Zanzibar Excursion,
  • Spice Tour,
  • Sunset Dhow Cruise,
  • Dar Es Salaam & Meserani
  • Snake Park and Cultural museum & Serengeti Excursion.
Whats not included in this tour.Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • Flights
  • Airport departure taxes
  • Departure transfer
  • Visas
  • Meals unless otherwise stated
  • Travel insurance
  • Laundry
  • Gorilla Permit
  • Transfer to gorilla trek
  • Personal items
  • Sleeping bag & pillow
  • Tips & bottled water
  1. Days 1 - 4 Victoria Falls, Chobe National Park, Chobe Ovenight Mobile Excursion, Livingstone, South Luangwa National Park

    Today is spent relaxing or participating in a myriad of Optional Excursions. AT 1700 metres wide and around 100 metres high, the Victoria Falls are one of the most memorable sights on this African safari. All year round, flights can be taken in fixed wing planes, micro lights or helicopters. Back on the ground, the falls can be seen from the Victoria Falls National Park with its many viewing points or from the Zambian side. All offer fantastic photographic opportunities.

  2. Days 5 - 10 Lusaka, Lake Malawi Beaches, Iringa

    This breath-taking park is situated on the Luangwa River in the Eastern part of Zambia, and it is the southernmost of three national parks in this region. South Luangwa was founded in 1938 as a game reserve, 1972 was the year it was declared as a national park, and today it covers over 9000 kilometres squared. Animals such as Giraffe, buffalo and Elephants can be found in abundance. The Luangwa river is home to many a hippo and croc.

  3. Days 11 - 18 Dar es Salaam, Ferry to Zanzibar, Dar Es Salaam, Pangani, Arusha, Serengeti National Park & Ngorongoro Crater*

    This morning we head off early and make our way to Dar es Salaam. We pass through the Mikumi National Park where it is possible to view a range of wildlife from the roadside, totally impervious to the passing traffic. Today’s drive time is extended due to the heavier amount of traffic heading in to the city, but the sights and sounds of Dar’s vibrant outer suburbs are sure to keep you entertained. Look out for the colourful shop-fronts with their sometimes humorous ‘catch phrases’. On arrival in Dar es Salaam, we make our way to our lovely seaside campsite and prepare for our departure to Zanzibar the next morning.

  4. Days 19 - 21 Arusha, Nairobi – Trip Ends

    This morning we depart early for the Ngorongoro Conservation area and head into the wildlife rich Ngorongoro Crater. The Ngorongoro Crater is the largest unbroken, unflooded caldera in the world. Comprising of open savannahs, acacia forests and both soda and fresh water lakes, the Ngorongoro Crater is truly a miniature ‘Garden of Eden’. This World Heritage Site boasts some of the best game viewing in Africa – including the elusive Black Rhino.

Zimbabwe

This landlocked country is situated in the southern part of Africa, between the mighty Zambezi and Limpopo Rivers. The word Zimbabwe is believed to have two meanings, 1) it is believed the word Zimbabwe is derived from dzimba-dza-mabwe, which means “large house of stone” in the Shona (Karanga Dialect) language. 2) It is also believed to be derived from the word dzimba-hwe which means venerated houses in the Zezuru dialect of Shona.

Botswana

The size of this successful country can be compared to countries such as Kenya or France, and is 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 as well as the Okavango Delta and its maze of lagoons.

Malawi

A variety of attractions can be found in this exquisite country such as, forest, mountains and many a rural village, but there is one major attraction – Lake Malawi. There are many small rustic resorts along this fresh water lake where you can kick back on the sand, and enjoy the perfect sunset over this lake. Malawi will offer you the perfect sub tropical climate, allowing you ample time to soak up the sun and work on that tan. Lilongwe is the largest city in Malawi, as well as the capital city. Malawi plays host to just over 12 million people, with English and Chichewa being the main languages.

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.

The breakfast spread consists of bread (toast when time allows), spreads and cereals with a hot breakfast every few days. Lunches are mostly prepared en-route with a supply of ‘build your own’ sandwich ingredients available. Dinners are cooked in the evenings on arrival at the campsite. A wide array of dinner menus is on offer during your safari, consisting of curries, stews, pastas, BBQ’s and even roasts!

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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