Ultimate Africa

Resort: Ultimate Africa
Operator: G Adventures
Destination: South Africa
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Over View

Spanning nine countries, this journey is full of diverse cultures, abundant wildlife, spectacular landscapes, stunning beaches, and loads of adventure. Track the Big Five across open savannah, explore the Okavango Delta in a dugout mokoro canoe, encounter gorillas deep in the Ugandan wilderness do it all on this ultimate 52-day adventure and get a real feel for how large Africa truly is. Travel aboard our rugged overland adventure vehicle (OAV) is well-paced and wilderness camping will bring you closer to the regions wildlife. Encounter rare wildlife and real people on this unique and cost-effective journey through the stunning scenery of Southern and East Africa.

Itineraries

Day 1
Cape Town

Arrive at any time.

Day 2
Cape TownCederberg

View dramatic Western Cape scenery, visit the G Adventures supported !Khwa ttu San Culture and Education Centre, camp on a farm, and opt to sip on local wine.

Day 3
CederbergOrange River

Travel past large plantations of rooibos tea. Opt to take a canoe trip on the scenic Orange River.

Day 4
Orange RiverFish River Canyon

Cross the border into Namibia, and enjoy the sunset at the Fish River Canyon.

Day 5
Fish River CanyonNamib Desert

Explore the natural wonders of this bizarre desert environment.

Day 6
Namib Desert

Explore the Sesriem Canyon, a small canyon typical of the area. Then opt to continue on to the breathtaking Sossusvlei Dunes, and climb the breathtaking Dune 45.

Day 7
Namib DesertSwakopmund

Cross the void region of the Namib Desert along with a few dry mountain passes to the adrenaline capital of Swakopmund.

Day 8
Swakopmund

Swakopmund is one of the adventure capitals of Africa. Enjoy a free day to relax or get the adrenaline pumping. Choose from sky diving, or dune boarding, just to name a few options.

Day 9
SwakopmundSpitzkoppe

Travel north to the granite peaks of Spitzkoppe.

Day 10
SpitzkoppeDamaraland

Visit the Damaraland Living Museum to learn more about the lost culture of the Damara people.

Day 11
DamaralandEtosha National Park

Enter Etosha National Park and enjoy an afternoon wildlife safari drive in the Lando.

Day 12
Etosha National Park

Enjoy a full-day wildlife safari drive in the Lando. Opt to take an open vehicle safari drive in the afternoonnight.

Day 13
Etosha National ParkWindhoek

Transfer to Windhoek and visit the G Adventures supported Penduka Village Restaurant & Shop for an included lunch.

Day 14
WindhoekGhanzi

Visit the Kalahari Desert, and meet the local SanBushmen. Optional walk to learn survival skills from the locals.

Day 15
GhanziMaun

Opt to take a scenic flight over the Okavango Delta to get a birds-eye view of the area.

Day 16
MaunOkavango Delta

Enjoy wildlife walks, a traditional mokoro (dugout canoe) and birding on an overnight excursion into the Okavango Delta.

Day 17
Okavango DeltaGweta

Camp under ancient baobab trees.

Day 18
GwetaKasane

Opt to embark on a wildlife-viewing boat cruise on the Chobe River or take an open safari vehicle wildlife safari drive inside Chobe National Park.

Day 19
KasaneVictoria Falls

Start your visit to Zimbabwe with traditional lunch prepared by the G Adventures supported Lusumpuko Women’s Club.

Day 20
Victoria Falls

Opt to visit Victoria Falls, go whitewater rafting, or take a helicopter flight over the falls.

Day 21
Victoria Falls

Get close and personal with one of the largest waterfalls in the world on this free day in Victoria Falls. Feel the strength of the water splashing your skin on the observation deck, taking in the sound of tons of water thundering in over the edge of the falls in the distance and make your day as relaxing or hair-raising as you like.

For the adventurous we recommend going whitewater rafting, taking a scenic helicopter flight over the falls (epic selfies anyone?), or taking the plunge (literally) while bungee jumping with Victoria Falls in sight. (Oh man… just thinking of that makes our heads spin and our palms sweat!)

Not looking to turn your hair gray today? Thats okay you could also enjoy a nice cold beer at a bar overlooking this world wonder. Either way the choice is yours, but remember youre here now so why not escape those comfort zones?

Day 22
Victoria FallsLusaka

Sit back and enjoy a day of driving, taking in the scenery.

Day 23
LusakaSouth Luangwa

Continue travelling across the Zambian countryside, to our camp on the banks of the Luangwa River.

Day 24
South Luangwa

Enjoy a free day to explore South Luangwa NP, a wildlife haven. Opt to go on a walking safari (seasonal), night drive, or visit a nearby local village.

Day 25
South LuangwaChipata

Opt for a morning walking safari (seasonal), or drive, before heading to the G Adventures-supported Tribal Textiles Market & Courtyard Cafe, for lunch and a visit of the craft workshop.

Day 26
ChipataKande Beach

Cross the border and travel to the Lake of Stars, Lake Malawi.

Day 27
Kande Beach

Relax on the shores of Lake Malawi, and enjoy a traditional dinner in a local home. Opt to explore by foot, go snorkelling, or take a village tour.

Day 28
Kande BeachChitimba

Set off and drive to the northern part of Lake Malawi.

Day 29
Chitimba

Enjoy a final day at Lake Malawi.

Day 30
ChitimbaIringa

Cross the border into Tanzania and take in views of vast tea plantations and highlands along the way.

Day 31
IringaDar es Salaam

Watch the Tanzanian countryside pass by on the journey to the Indian Ocean.

Day 32
Dar es SalaamNungwi

Hop on a ferry to Zanzibar and transfer to the picturesque island beaches.

Day 33
Nungwi

Opt to go diving, snorkelling, take a sailing trip, or just sit back and relax.

Day 34
NungwiStone Town

Travel back to Stone Town for a final night on this enchanting island. Along the way, enjoy a guided tour of a local spice plantation.

Day 35
Stone TownKorogwe

Ferry back over to the mainland and settle in for a full day of driving.

Day 36
KorogweArusha

Keep on the look out for views of Mt Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest mountain, on the way to Arusha.

Day 37
ArushaSerengeti National Park

Set off into the Serengeti and enjoy an afternoon wildlife safari drive en route to the campsite.

Day 38
Serengeti National ParkNgorongoro

Enjoy a wildlife safari drive in the Serengeti during the day, and finish the evening camping at the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater.

Day 39
NgorongoroArusha

Venture down to the crater floor and take in a final safari experience, viewing the high concentration of wildlife bound by the crater walls.

Day 40
ArushaNairobi

Hop in the Lando and hit the road to Kenya’s capital; Nairobi. Cross through the semi-arid lands of the Maasai people en route and marvel at the epic views of mighty Mount Kilimanjaro in the distance as you swap stories with your road trip buddies!

Please note that this is a combination tour, and some of your fellow group members may be finishing their tour on this evening.

Day 41
Nairobi

Enjoy a free day in Nairobi to explore, or relax, before heading off to Uganda. Nairobi is East Africas most cosmopolitan city and Kenyas beating heart. Experience the vibrant cultural life, fabulous places to eat, and exciting nightlife on your day in this concrete jungle.

Day 42
NairobiEldoret

Soak up the scenery as we drive across Kenya’s Rift Valley.

Day 43
EldoretKampala

Cross the border into Uganda, then camp outside of the country’s capital.

Day 44
KampalaKalinzu Forest Reserve

Watch the Ugandan countryside pass by on the day’s journey.

Day 45
Kalinzu Forest ReserveLake Bunyonyi

Get up early for an included chimpanzee tracking excursion, then visit a tea plantation before setting off for Lake Bunyonyi.

Day 46
Gorilla Trek

Enjoy a guided mountain gorilla trek in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

Day 47
Lake Bunyonyi

Enjoy free time to enjoy the beautiful surroundings of Lake Bunyonyi.

Day 48
Lake BunyonyiKampala

Return to Kampala with a stop at the Equator for lunch at the G Adventures supported AidChild Equation Cafe & Gallery.

Day 49
KampalaJinja

Explore Jinja, known for its outdoor and adventure activities.

Day 50
Jinja

Spend another day exploring Jinja. Opt to raft down the White Nile River, mountain bike up and down the hills or check out the local market.

Day 51
JinjaEldoret

Today is a bit of a travel day but you wont mind because you could use the rest, (besides its the perfect time to post those Instagram photos that everyone at home is dying to see.)

The group will be leaving Uganda and crossing over into Kenya for a night out in Eldoret. Hang out together as a group, maybe grab a drink somewhere and reminisce on the epic(ness) of your trip thus far or maybe take a visit to the Doinyo Lessos Creameries Cheese Factory and stock up on any of the 20 different varieties.

Day 52
EldoretNairobi

After your adventurous experiences yesterday youll be glad to have a more low key travel day to replenish your energy before the journey home. So sit back and enjoy the ride as the group transfers through to the Kenyan countryside to Nairobi. Were thinking naps, story time, and then maybe a mini dance party in the Lando to get you through the day. (Totos Africa song anyone?)

Tour ends on arrival in Nairobi. Not ready to leave Africa just yet? (Yeah, we dont blame you) talk with your CEO about extending your adventure and get to know Kenya or beyond!

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