Ethiopia, Gorillas & the Cape

Cape Town - Gondar

114 days through South Africa, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Botswana, Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia
FROM: $19065 USD
Transport:
Overland Expedition Vehicle, Jeep, Mokoro, Private Bus, Ferry, Canoe, Boat
Crew:
Two Dragoman Crew Members, Local Guides where necessary, African Camp Master
Accom:
Comfortable Hotel 26 nights
Camping 65 nights
Multishare Hostel 6 nights
Overnight Boat 1 night
Camping without facilities 8 nights
Basic Hotel 4 nights
Guesthouse 3 nights
Meals:
Breakfasts x 103, Lunches x 73, Dinners x 73
Physical:
Lifestyle:
Code:
AGO
Deposit:
$1015 USD per person
Foreign Travel Advice

Experience some of the most awe-inspiring sights that East and Southern Africa has to offer; from the tribes, mountains, forests and plains of East Africa to the wildlife parks and deserts of the south.

Wander the streets of Lalibela as you go in search of the rock-hewn churches in the seldom-visited country of Ethiopia. As well as seeing some of this countries amazing historical architecture you’ll also witness its varied wildlife and landscapes, from the Danakil Depression to the lush vistas of the Simien Mountains National Park.

Along the way you will experience at very close quarters Africa's most spectacular wildlife and visit some of its finest national parks, such as the Serengeti, Masai Mara in the east and Chobe and Etosha in the south.

We’ll get you truly get off the beaten track as you overland between Ethiopia and Kenya, enjoying a homestay with the Samburu people of northern Kenya. Further along the way you’ll meet mountain gorillas and chimpanzees in Uganda and elephants, lions, cheetahs and more in Tanzania and Kenya and again in Botswana and in Namibia. However, it's the raw experience of walking safaris to find white rhino in Zimbabwe and canoeing down Zambian rivers in the Lower Zambezi region that get you right up close to Africa's flora and fauna.

A wonderfully varied journey, you’ll witness the staggering changes of the landscapes and cultures as you drive along this long but rewarding route.

Marvel at the awe-inspiring Victoria Falls
Take advantage of many optional activities at Victoria Falls
Boat trip to spot wildlife in Chobe NP
Jeep safari in Hwange NP
Guided walking safari in search of White rhino in Matobo NP
Learn the colonial history of Southern Africa at the grave of Cecil Rhodes
Search for meerkats at the Makgadikgadi Pans
2 days wilderness safari in Okavango delta
Spot wildlife among the reeds and lillies from a canoe in the Okavango
Visit to the San Bushmen Village project near Grootfontein

This trip is a real mixture; whilst overall the infrastructure in terms of roads, camp sites and hotels is good there will be times when the roads leave a lot to be desired, for example the road to the Danakil Depression is described as the ‘worst’ road in the world. Some small local hotels interspersed with some wild camping will mean that you shouldn’t expect too much luxury.

However, you’ll have a cook with you (except for the section north of Nairobi) to help with cooking and camp duties. Be prepared to mix comfort with adventure on this varied journey!

Take in the jaw-dropping vistas at the Fish River Canyon

Visit the famous Dune 45 and explore the other-wordly landscapes of the Sossusvlei and the Dead Vlei salt pans

Visit the seal colony at Cape Cross

Spend time exploring the area around Spitzkoppe (nicknamed the Matterhorn of Africa), a granite peak rising 1728 metres above sea level

Overland safari through Etosha National Park with excellent wildlife

Day 1 - Cape Town (29th November 2021)

Border Information: If joining in Cape Town, you will most likely enter South Africa at Cape Town International Airport (IATA code: CPT).

There will be a group meeting today at 18:00. Your leader will leave a note at reception telling you where this important meeting will take place.

The rest of the day will be free to explore the city. There is the option tonight of joining the group for dinner.

Please note that many of the options listed below will only be possible for those with extra time in Cape Town before the start of your trip with us - please contact the Sales team if you would like to book pre-tour accommodation with us to have extra time exploring Cape Town.

In Cape Town we will stay in a hotel in the popular, lively and vibrant Kloof Street with a large variety of restaurants, coffee shops, cafes and bars all within walking distance.


Accommodation: Comfortable Hotel


Daily Activities

Optional Activities

Cable car trip to the top of Table Mountain

One way ticket: 200 ZAR

Return ticket: 395 ZAR

Excursion to the former jail on Robben Island where Nelson Mandela was once imprisoned

Excursion: 280 ZAR

Visit the District Six Museum to learn about the old vibrant neighbourhood that was destroyed by the apartheid government in the 1960s

Entrance: 45 ZAR

Tour to the Cape of Good Hope and the Boulders Penguin Colony

Additional boat trip to Cape Seal colony: 60 ZAR

See the sights of Cape Town on a Hop On - Hop Off bus tour

1-day ticket: 200 ZAR

Day 2 - Citrusdal (30th November 2021)
Day 3 - Noordoewer (1st December 2021)
Day 4 - Fish River Canyon (2nd December 2021)
Day 5 - Sesriem (3rd December 2021)
Day 6 - Solitaire (4th December 2021)
Day 7 - Swakopmund (5th December 2021)
Day 8 - Swakopmund (6th December 2021)
Day 9 - Spitzkoppe (7th December 2021)
Day 10 - Etosha NP (8th December 2021)
Day 11 - Etosha NP (9th December 2021)
Day 12 - Grootfontein (10th December 2021)
Day 13 - Shakawe (11th December 2021)
Day 14 - Okavango Delta (12th December 2021)
Day 15 - Okavango Delta (13th December 2021)
Day 16 - Makgadikgadi Pans (14th December 2021)
Day 17 - Makgadikgadi Pans (15th December 2021)
Day 18 - Bulawayo (16th December 2021)
Day 19 - Bulawayo (17th December 2021)
Day 20 - Hwange NP (18th December 2021)
Day 21 - Kasane (19th December 2021)
Day 22 - Victoria Falls (20th December 2021)
Day 23 - Victoria Falls (21st December 2021)
Day 24 - Victoria Falls (22nd December 2021)
Day 25 - Livingstone (23rd December 2021)
Day 26 - Lower Zambezi Area (24th December 2021)
Day 27 - Lower Zambezi Area (25th December 2021)
Day 28 - Lower Zambezi Area (26th December 2021)
Day 29 - Luangwa River (27th December 2021)
Day 30 - South Luangwa NP (28th December 2021)
Day 31 - South Luangwa NP (29th December 2021)
Day 32 - Lilongwe (30th December 2021)
Day 33 - Kande (31st December 2021)
Day 34 - Kande (1st January 2022)
Day 35 - Chitimba (2nd January 2022)
Day 36 - Iringa (3rd January 2022)
Day 37 - Mikumi (4th January 2022)
Day 38 - Zanzibar (5th January 2022)
Day 39 - Zanzibar (6th January 2022)
Day 40 - Zanzibar (7th January 2022)
Day 41 - Zanzibar (8th January 2022)
Day 42 - Dar es Salaam (9th January 2022)
Day 43 - Lushoto (10th January 2022)
Day 44 - Arusha (11th January 2022)
Day 45 - Tarangire NP (12th January 2022)
Day 46 - Serengeti NP (13th January 2022)
Day 47 - Serengeti NP (14th January 2022)
Day 48 - Arusha (15th January 2022)
Day 49 - Amboseli NP (16th January 2022)
Day 50 - Nairobi (17th January 2022)
Day 51 - Nairobi (18th January 2022)
Day 52 - Kericho (19th January 2022)
Day 53 - Jinja (20th January 2022)
Day 54 - Jinja (21st January 2022)
Day 55 - Nakitoma (22nd January 2022)
Day 56 - Kaniyo Pabidi (23rd January 2022)
Day 57 - Murchison Falls NP (24th January 2022)
Day 58 - Murchison Falls NP (25th January 2022)
Day 59 - Mpanga Forest (26th January 2022)
Day 60 - Queen Elizabeth NP (27th January 2022)
Day 61 - Queen Elizabeth NP (28th January 2022)
Day 62 - Bwindi Impenetrable NP (29th January 2022)
Day 63 - Bwindi Impenetrable NP (30th January 2022)
Day 64 - Lake Mburo (31st January 2022)
Day 65 - Jinja (1st February 2022)
Day 66 - Nakuru NP (2nd February 2022)
Day 67 - Nakuru NP (3rd February 2022)
Day 68 - Masai Mara (4th February 2022)
Day 69 - Masai Mara (5th February 2022)
Day 70 - Nairobi (6th February 2022)
Day 71 - Nairobi (7th February 2022)
Day 72 - Naivasha (8th February 2022)
Day 73 - Naro Moru (9th February 2022)
Day 74 - Naro Moru (10th February 2022)
Day 75 - Samburu Village (11th February 2022)
Day 76 - Samburu National Reserve (12th February 2022)
Day 77 - Moyale (13th February 2022)
Day 78 - Konso (14th February 2022)
Day 79 - Arba Minch (15th February 2022)
Day 80 - Arba Minch (16th February 2022)
Day 81 - Arba Minch (17th February 2022)
Day 82 - Wendo Genet (18th February 2022)
Day 83 - Bale Mountains NP (19th February 2022)
Day 84 - Bale Mountains NP (20th February 2022)
Day 85 - Bale Mountains NP (21st February 2022)
Day 86 - Lake Ziway (22nd February 2022)
Day 87 - Lake Ziway (23rd February 2022)
Day 88 - Awash NP (24th February 2022)
Day 89 - Harar (25th February 2022)
Day 90 - Harar (26th February 2022)
Day 91 - Harar (27th February 2022)
Day 92 - Addis Ababa (28th February 2022)
Day 93 - Addis Ababa (1st March 2022)
Day 94 - Addis Ababa (2nd March 2022)
Day 95 - Debre Markos (3rd March 2022)
Day 96 - Bahir Dar (4th March 2022)
Day 97 - Bahir Dar (5th March 2022)
Day 98 - Bahir Dar (6th March 2022)
Day 99 - Awra Amba (7th March 2022)
Day 100 - Lalibela (8th March 2022)
Day 101 - Lalibela (9th March 2022)
Day 102 - Lalibela (10th March 2022)
Day 103 - Mekele (11th March 2022)
Day 104 - Danakil Depression (12th March 2022)
Day 105 - Mekele (13th March 2022)
Day 106 - Axum (14th March 2022)
Day 107 - Axum (15th March 2022)
Day 108 - Debark (16th March 2022)
Day 109 - Simien Mountains NP (17th March 2022)
Day 110 - Simien Mountains NP (18th March 2022)
Day 111 - Simien Mountains NP (19th March 2022)
Day 112 - Gondar (20th March 2022)
Day 113 - Gondar (21st March 2022)
Day 114 - Gondar (22nd March 2022)

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29 Nov 21 Cape Town
22 Mar 22 Gondar

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14 Dec 21 Gondar
06 Apr 22 Cape Town

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28 Nov 22 Cape Town
21 Mar 23 Gondar

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