Dar es Salaam to Victoria Falls

Dar es Salaam to Victoria Falls

From AUD 1,190.00 + LTP: US$ 460.00
Trip Length 15 Trip Code AF - AT - 26
Tour Group 10 - 24 Age Range 18+

Dar es Salaam to Victoria Falls: Tour Information

 This short Safari tour departs the exotic Indian Ocean shores in the port town of Dar es Salaam, and travels south towards the mighty Victoria Falls, through Lake Malawi, where unspoilt beaches beckon and a multitude of activities are on offer. 

Week 1
We leave Dar es Salaam south through Tanzania we pass through Mikumi Park and on to Malawi with it beautiful lake. Lake Malawi – Kande beach resort, sandy beaches, swimming and snorkeling, water-skiing, horse riding Malawi chairs.

Week 2
Lilongwe. Zambia - South Luangwa National Park. Zambia capital Lusaka & Victoria Falls - Zambezi River plunges 100 metres down a mile wide chasm lots of adventure activities

Dar es Salaam to Victoria Falls, Zambia

Day 1

Ferry to Zanzibar Island (optional) - From Dar es Salaam you can take the ferry to Zanzibar Island. Here is the old stone capital of the Omani Sultanate, sandy beaches, spice tours, snorkelling, diving and trips to other nearby islands. Zanzibar is a fascinating place to visit and to take it all in. Over a thousand years trade between Africa and Arabia has resulted in the blending of Arabs and Africans into a beautiful Swahili coastal culture with; wooden sailing dhows crossing the ocean, coconut plantations and fishing villages with mosques on the beaches. Nungwe beach resort on the north of the island has the most beautiful beaches.

Day 2 & 3

Stone Town in Zanzibar Town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the old slave market , the spice growing areas, Jozani Forest with Red Colobus Monkeys and in the evening the seafood cafes on the wharf.

Day 4

Return to Dar es Salaam on the ferry.

Day 5

We head south through Tanzania; our route takes us through Mikumi National Park where we may well see giraffe or elephant grazing beside the road. The road from Mikumi National Park to Malawi takes us through the southern highlands passing Baobab Valley to Iringa.

Day 6 - 8

Crossing the border into Malawi, we reach the shores of its huge lake. We spend the night at Chitimba Beach Camp. The campsites and small resorts along Lake Malawi offer sandy beaches, swimming and snorkelling, water-skiing, horse riding or walking in the surrounding countryside. Markets sell carved Malawi chairs, tables and wood carvings

Kande Beach. We head south through the hills and drop down to the lake and Kande Beach resort. Very relaxed and just the sort of beach place you need in Africa.

Day 9

Leaving the beach we go inland to spend the night in the capital Lilongwe or camp on route to Zambia after crossing the border. In Zambia we head along the Great North Road – a sparsely settled country side with few people or villages for hundreds of miles.

Day 10

South Luangwa National Park is well worth the visit. Recent trips have seen: - wild dogs, leopards, lions, and buffalo. We camp by the park and you can game drive into the park. Though the park is open all year, but during the rains; which are normally from Jan and Feb to March, the road in can be flooded and we can’t visit the park.

Day 11

We leave the park and continue to head west. Passing through the beautiful Luangwa Valley we arrive at the fastest expanding capital city on the continent, Lusaka. At camping Eureka you may have zebra or antelope grazing by your tents while you sleep.

Day 12

Victoria Falls - the Zambezi River plunges 100 metres down a mile wide chasm, creating one of the most incredible natural wonders of the world. The local name for the falls is 'Mosi- oa-Tunya' which means 'the smoke that thunders' and you'll soon find out why.

Day 13

After an early start and a stunning drive we cross the Zambezi River on the Kazangula Ferry into Botswana. The country becomes lush and forested as we approach Chobe River. In Chobe National Park you can take an optional overnight game drive; a wild experience - excellent game viewing is a must.

Day 14

After returning to camp we head to Zimbabwe and over the border to Victoria Falls. When the river is in full flow, the falling water causes a huge roar and sends a cloud of spray up to 500 metres into the air.

Day 15

We stay beside Victoria Falls in Victoria Falls town, there is lots to see and do. Adventure activities abound - you can bungee jump, white water raft, and go game-viewing on horseback or walking with lions. More sedate excursions include canoeing, light aircraft or helicopter flights over the Falls and the sunset cruise on the Zambezi. Though the Falls themselves are the main attraction, you can walk in the rain forest along the cliff opposite for an excellent view.

LOCAL TOUR PAYMENT (LTP), is paid direct to your crew on day 1 of tour.

Local Tour Payments (LTP) or a Kitty payment, if stated is paid direct to your tour leader / crew on day 1.

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