21 Day East African Adventure Tour (UMZN66/67) - 21 day / 20 night package tour

Umzantsi Afrika Tours

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Package Tour by Umzantsi Afrika Tours21 Day East African Adventure Tour (UMZN66/67)

Cultural Nature Sightseeing

At a Glance

  • Tour duration: 21 days / 20 nights
  • Group size: 1 to 18 people per tour
  • Tour departs from:
  • Price: From R19250 to R26750 per person

Tour Highlights

  • Lusaka
  • South Luangwa National Park and Game Drive
  • Luangwa Tribal and Textile Village Tour
  • Kande Beach Village Visit
  • Lake Malawi - Chitimba & Kande Beaches
  • Stone Town
  • Zanzibar Ferry
  • Arusha
  • Nairobi

Tour Itinerary

  1. DAY 1: Victoria Falls to Lusaka

    Setting off early from Victoria Falls, we catch a last sighting of the mighty falls before crossing the border into Zambia. While we have a long day travelling today, we get our first impressions of the Africa that awaits us. Colourful markets, busy villages and rural scenes form the backdrop of our journey to the outskirts of Lusaka. We enjoy a prepared meal on arrival as our guides brief us on the days ahead.

    OVERNIGHT: Lusaka

  2. DAY 2: Lusaka to Petauke

    This morning we drive through Zambia’s busy capital Lusaka before turning east towards Petauke, our destination for the night. As an important link between Lusaka and neighbouring Malawi, the Great East Road winds through rural Zambia and we will cross the mighty Luangwa River along the way. Dotted with villages and subsistence farms, todays landscapes serve as a stark contrast to the developed countries so many of us call home.

    OVERNIGHT: Petauke

  3. DAY 3: Petauke to South Luangwa National Park

    With two days of travel behind us we look forward to the tranquillity of South Luangwa and this morning we make our way to the banks of the Luangwa River. Our first stop though is the town of Chipata, home of Chipata Cotton and an important centre for the cotton famers of the region. Tribal Textiles represents the creativity of the African culture and those interested can enjoy a tour of their workshops (March to December). One of the finest sunsets is surely that enjoyed on the banks of the Luangwa River, so grab a cold drink and watch the day fade away.

    OVERNIGHT: Luangwa River

  4. DAY 4: South Luangwa National Park

    South Luangwa National Park is a world-class safari destination and we have a full day to explore the park in search of the variety of wildlife found in the park. This morning you can partake in an optional morning safari or during the dry season (April to December) you can join one of the iconic walking safaris on offer in the park. This afternoon we will enjoy a Sunset Drive in the park, we split our time between day and night with a sundowner stop in between. The unique opportunity to explore the park at night gives us a chance to spot the elusive nocturnal species that are rarely seen in the day.

    OVERNIGHT: Luangwa River

  5. DAY 5: South Luangwa National Park to Lake Malawi

    This morning we board our truck and set off for Malawi, the warm heart of Africa. Our destination tonight is the shores of Lake Malawi, the southernmost lake in the East African Rift system. As one of the ten largest lakes in the world, the lake stretches for over 500km along the western boundary of Malawi and is home to more species of fish than other lake. We spend the night on the shores of this natural wonder.

    OVERNIGHT: Lake Malawi National Park

  6. DAY 6: Southern Lake Malawi to Northern Lake Malawi

    Taking our time this morning we enjoy the charms of sunrise on the Lake, we head out this afternoon and come to rest on the northern reaches of the lake shore. Here we spend a few days indulging in the many attractions that underlie the charm of the Lake and its people. Our base for the next three nights offers a range of opportunities to satisfy every wish.

    OVERNIGHT: Northern Lake Malawi

  7. DAY 7: Lake Malawi

    Amongst the myriad of optional activities to fill your days, we will pay a visit to a local community this morning to meet the people of the lake. Hikers will find a selection of trips, including a rather strenuous outing to the mission village of Livingstonia, set high above the lake. Snorkelling in the crystal waters offers the chance to see first-hand the brilliantly coloured tropical cichlids, tiny fish often found in colourful aquariums around the world. Your guide will assist you to plan your activities for the coming days, or you can simply slow your clock to Africa time relaxing on the lake shore.

    OVERNIGHT: Lake Malawi

  8. DAY 8: Lake Malawi

    This morning we set aside some time for a visit to Karonga, this interesting town has a turbulent history as a centre Malawi’s slave trade. Home to a museum that boasts a dinosaur amongst its displays, we learn more of the rich history of both people and the natural world. We return for a final afternoon of relaxation and a final sundowner on the shores of this great lake.

    OVERNIGHT: Lake Malawi

  9. DAY 9: Northern Lake Malawi to Iringa

    Today as we leave Malawi, we ascend the Great Rift Valley and make our way into Tanzania. We round the northern extremes of the lake as we turn east and continue to our overnight stop in Iringa.

    OVERNIGHT: Iranga

  10. DAY 10: Iranga to Mikumi

    This morning we complete our journey to the doorstep of Mikumi National Park. Mikumi ranks as the fourth largest park in Tanzania, but forms part of a 75 000 square kilometre wilderness that centres on Selous, Africa’s largest game reserve. Abutting the northern border of this vast wilderness, Mikumi offers us an opportunity for an afternoon of game viewing.

    OVERNIGHT: Mikumi

  11. DAY 11: Mikumi National Park to Dar es Salaam

    Our journey today brings us out of the cool highland region to the humid indian ocean coastal city of Dar es Salaam. Meaning "house of peace" in Arabic. Dar es Salaam is the economic and trade capital of Tanzania, but inland Dodoma remains the official capital city.
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    OVERNIGHT: Dar es Salaam

  12. DAY 12: Dar es Salaam to Zanzibar

    Boarding the ferry to Zanzibar this morning we make the ocean journey to the island of Zanzibar. On arrival we will partake in a Spice Tour before reaching Nungwi on the northern point of the island. Our home for the next two nights, Nungwi offers a perfect stop to enjoy the beaches and activities on offer.

    OVERNIGHT: Zanzibar

  13. DAY 13: Zanzibar

    Today is a free day for enjoying some of the many attractions and activities on offer. Water sports are the order of the day and Nungwi offers fishing, snorkelling, scuba diving and a variety of ocean safari options. Whatever it is you chose to do today, you will have ample opportunity to create some island memories. Rent a scooter and explore the many attractions on offer or simply relax on the beach and soak up the sun.

    OVERNIGHT: Zanzibar

  14. DAY 14: Nungwe Beach to Stone Town

    Our visit to Nungwi comes to an end today as we travel to Stone Town this afternoon. Boasting a rich history this bustling port was once a landmark on both the Slave and Spice trade routes. We overnight here before returning to Dar es Salaam in the morning.

    OVERNIGHT: Stone Town

  15. DAY 15: Stone Town to Dar es Salaam

    This morning we have some time to explore the sights of Stone Town, the rich history and vibrant markets are some of the highlights of any visit to Zanzibar. We bid farewell to the island this afternoon and board our return ferry, on arrival in Dar es Salaam make the short journey north to Bagamoyo where we make our stop for the night.

    OVERNIGHT: Dar es Salaam

  16. DAY 16: Bagamoyo to Arusha

    Heading north this morning we travel across the northern reaches of Tanzania, our destination tonight is the bustling town of Arusha which is our launching point for the Serengeti. Northern Tanzania is home to the Serengeti, Ngorongoro and Kilimanjaro. This evening we will briefed on the excursion to Serengeti by our local guide as we prepare for the coming days.

    OVERNIGHT: Arusha

  17. DAY 17: Arusha to Serengeti National Park

    The following days are set aside for the 3-night optional camping excursion into the Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Crater. This area has one of the most densely inhabited large animal populations in Africa. The Serengeti excursion is in open topped 4×4 safari vehicles in order to tackle the challenging side roads in the parks. We leave our accommodation in the morning and drive to the Serengeti. On arrival we will start with our first game drive.

    OVERNIGHT: Serengeti National Park

  18. DAY 18: Serengeti

    We spend the entire day game driving through the Serengeti. Our route is depending on the movement of the game and sightings.

    OVERNIGHT: Serengeti

  19. DAY 19: Serengeti to Ngorongoro

    Today we explore more of the Serengeti and make our way to the famous Ngorongoro Crater. We drive down to the bottom of the Crater, where we try and see as many animals as possible.

    OVERNIGHT: Ngorongoro

  20. DAY 20: Ngorongoro to Arusha

    Returning to Arusha tonight we share out experiences of the Serengeti and prepare for the trip to Nairobi tomorrow.

    OVERNIGHT: Arusha

  21. DAY 21: Arusha to Kenya - Nairobi

    We cross the border into Kenya this morning and make our way to Nairobi where our journey ends on arrival.

    TOUR ENDS

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