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Africa Encompassed Northbound

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Africa Encompassed Northbound - Intrepid Travel
Africa Encompassed Northbound - Intrepid Travel
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2 reviews
Starts
Cape Town
Destinations
+37
Ends
Nairobi
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Highlights

  • Soak in Africa's magic through ten countries
  • Visit Lake Nakuru National Park
  • See the picturesque Lake Bunyonyi
  • Meet gorillas in a guided trek
Age range
15 to 99 year olds
Accommodation
Hotel, Camping, Bungalow
Max Group Size
22
Transportation
Jeep & 4WD, Mini-coach, Ferry
Physical Rating
Active
Start in Cape Town and end in Nairobi! With the in-depth cultural tour Africa Encompassed Northbound, you have a 64 day tour package taking you from Cape Town to Nairobi and through Cape Town, South Africa and 35 other destinations in Africa. Africa Encompassed Northbound includes accommodation in a hotel and campsites as well as an expert guide, meals, transport.

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  • Z
    Written on February 13, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    This tour was amazing! The itinerary was well thought-out and didn't leave anything to chance, or miss anything I wanted to see. It felt very comprehensive, though, of course, there's always more to see wherever you go. I was impressed with Intrepid's concern about safety on activities (they risk assess all activities that are recommended by their guides) and ethics, both re: animal welfare and cultural safety. I was expecting the food to be very basic and not particularly exciting but I was wrong. This tour includes a cook, and your "participation" in cooking basically just includes shopping food up - the cook plans your meals and actually cooks them. Which makes for a more relaxing time. Not only that but the food was amazing. Curries, pasta with excellent sauces, lamb chops - you name it, we had it. And they catered well for vegetarians as well. In particular though, the team really made this trip worthwhile. I particularly want to that Chris, Peter, and David (CT to Nairobi section) for making things feel so comfortable, and making sure everyone felt safe during the trip. I also really appreciated Chris's knowledge of the areas we traveled through, which he shared around campfires at night. Overall, I highly recommend this tour as a very comprehensive 'introduction' to Southern and Eastern Africa. I would absolutely travel with Intrepid again given the high quality of service.
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  • Africa Encompassed Northbound reviewer 2
    Written on February 11, 2016
    5.0 - Excellent

    Totally awesome. most amazing eye opening and enriching experience you can ever have. all you knew about africa, forget it and learn it again. you will also be with aussies mainly, totally amazing people, will forever change your view of australia and oceania. highly recommend it, wish i could live there full time.
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Itinerary

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

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  • Meals

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  • Transport

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    Typhoid
    Recommended for South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
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    Recommended for South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
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    Recommended for Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda. Ideally 1 month before travel.
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    Recommended for Zambia, Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda. Ideally 3 weeks before travel.

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    Location
    Cape Town is the starting point and Nairobi is the endpoint.
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    Deposit
    TourRadar only requires a deposit of $400 to confirm this Intrepid Travel booking. The remaining balance is then payable 60 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 20 April 2018 the full payment of $9,195 is necessary.
    Cancellation policy
    No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 60 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $9195 for Africa Encompassed Northbound, but the deposit of $400 is non-refundable.
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    Destinations

    Covering a total distance of approx 9,393 km.
    • Cape Town (South Africa)
    • 559 km
    • Orange River (Namibia)
    • 151 km
    • Fish River Canyon National Park (Namibia)
    • 406 km
    • Sesriem (Namibia)
    • 240 km
    • Swakopmund (Namibia)
    • 117 km
    • Spitzkoppe (Namibia)
    • 333 km
    • Etosha National Park (Namibia)
    • 195 km
    • Grootfontein (Namibia)
    • 404 km
    • Bagani (Namibia)
    • 195 km
    • Okavango Delta (Botswana)
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