Africa Encompassed Northbound

04/18/2021 through 10/13/2022
04/18/2021 through 12/18/2022
Intrepid Travel

Africa Encompassed Northbound

Witness vast landscapes, natural wonders, towns rich in cultural traditions and modern cities humming with life on this epic journey through Africa, bought to you by Lonely Planet and Intrepid. This 64-day odyssey takes you from cosmopolitan Cape Town to the bustling streets of Nairobi, travelling through immense canyons, verdant mountains, gorgeous beaches and beautiful villages along the way. Encounter the sweeping beauty of the Serengeti, meet the San people, have close encounters with mountain gorillas and be warmed by Malawi. Camp on balmy beaches in Tanzania, trek through steamy rainforest and see cheeky chimps at play in Uganda. With unforgettable inclusions plus plenty of freedom, this adventure was designed for curious travellers with a strong independent streak.

Activities

  • Fish River Canyon – Canyon entrance
  • Sossusvlei – 4×4 Tour
  • Sesriem – Sand dunes visit
  • Cape Cross Nature Reserve – Cape Cross seal colony
  • Etosha National Park – Overland Vehicle Game Drive
  • Grootfontein – San Bushman cultural experience
  • Okavango Delta – Mokoro safari
  • Okavango Delta – Nature Walk
  • Chobe National Park – Dawn Open Safari Vehicle Game Drive
  • Victoria Falls – Victoria Falls Wildlife Trust Visit
  • Masvingo – Great Zimbabwe Ruins guided visit
  • Petauke – Jewellery workshop project
  • South Luangwa National Park – 4×4 Dawn Game Drive
  • Irente – Lushoto hike
  • Irente – Local lunch
  • Kisongo – Cooking class, crafts & village walk
  • Ngorongoro Crater – 4×4 Game Drive
  • Serengeti National Park – 4×4 Game Drive
  • Serengeti National Park – 4×4 Game Drive
  • Serengeti National Park – 4×4 Game Drive
  • 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 – 4×4 Game Drive
  • Masai Mara National Reserve – Full Day 4×4 Game Drive
  • Loita Hills – Maasai Village Visit

Highlights

  • Gorilla permits included! Seek out the rare mountain gorilla on a trek through Uganda’s steamy forests and spend an unforgettable hour in their presence.
  • Go on safaris in iconic spots like Ngorongoro Crater, the Serengeti savanna, the Okavango Delta and the Masai Mara.
  • A local leader and crew, plus plenty of time in villages and small towns, means you’ll have the opportunity to meet heaps of locals from all walks of life.
  • Chill out on the northern beaches of Zanzibar, enjoying white sand and the sparkling blue waters of the Indian Ocean.
  • Travel for good! Visit community-based projects that empower women, promote economic freedom and protect wildlife.

Itinerary

Day 1 Cape Town
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Day 2 Western Cape
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Day 3 Orange River
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Day 4 Fish River Canyon
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Day 5 Sesriem
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Day 6 Sossusvlei / Bush Camp
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Day 7 Swakopmund
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Day 8 Swakopmund
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Day 9 Swakopmund
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Day 10 Spitzkoppe
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Day 11 Etosha National Park
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Day 12 Etosha National Park
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Day 13 Grootfontein/San people
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Day 14 Grootfontein
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Day 15 Bagani
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Day 16 Okavango Delta
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Day 17 Okavango Delta
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Day 18 Bagani
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Day 19 Chobe National Park
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Day 20 Chobe National Park
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Day 21 Victoria Falls
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Day 22 Victoria Falls
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Day 23 Victoria Falls
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Day 24 Bulawayo
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Day 25 Bulawayo
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Day 26 Masvingo
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Day 27 Harare
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Day 28 Lusaka
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Day 29 Petauke
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Day 30 South Luangwa National Park
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Day 31 South Luangwa National Park
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Day 32 Lake Malawi
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Day 33 Lake Malawi
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Day 34 Chitimba
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Day 35 Iringa
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Day 36 Mikumi National Park
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Day 37 Dar es Salaam
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Day 38 Stone Town
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Day 39 Zanzibar Northern Beaches
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Day 40 Zanzibar Northern Beaches
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Day 41 Stone Town / Bagamoyo
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Day 42 Usambara Mountains
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Day 43 Usambara Mountains
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Day 44 Arusha
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Day 45 Karatu
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Day 46 Ngorongoro Crater / Serengeti National Park
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Day 47 Serengeti National Park
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Day 48 Mto Wa Mbu
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Day 49 Nairobi
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Day 50 Lake Nakuru National Park
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Day 51 Eldoret
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Day 52 Kampala
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Day 53 Kalinzu Forest
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Day 54 Queen Elizabeth National Park
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Day 55 Kisoro
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Day 56 Gorilla Trek
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Day 57 Gorilla Trek
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Day 58 Mbarara
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Day 59 Jinja
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Day 60 Jinja
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Day 61 Kericho
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Day 62 Masai Mara National Reserve
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Day 63 Masai Mara National Reserve
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Day 64 Nairobi
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