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Cape Town to Zanzibar

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Cape Town to Zanzibar - Topdeck
Cape Town to Zanzibar - Topdeck
Starts
Cape Town
Destinations
+21
Ends
Dar es Salaam
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Highlights

  • Canoe the Orange River
  • Unique Spitzkoppe rock formations
  • Witness elephants crossing the Zambezi
  • Snorkelling in wonderful Zanzibar
Age range
18 to 39 year olds
Accommodation
Hostel, Hotel, Camping, Berth / Cabin
Transportation
Jeep & 4WD, Ship, Overland Truck, Ferry
Start in Cape Town and end in Dar es Salaam! With the discovery tour Cape Town to Zanzibar, you have a 35 day tour package taking you through Cape Town, South Africa and 21 other destinations in Africa. Cape Town to Zanzibar includes accommodation in a hotel, hostel and campsites as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

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Itinerary

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  1. Introduction
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  1. Day 1: Cape Town, South Africa to Western Cape Citrus Area
  2. Day 2: Western Cape Citrus Area to Gariep (Orange) River
  3. Day 3: Gariep (Orange) River to Fish River Canyon, Namibia
  4. Day 4: Fish River Canyon to Namib Naukluft National Park
  5. Day 5: Namib Naukluft National Park to Solitaire
  6. Day 6: Solitaire to Swakopmund
  7. Day 7: Swakopmund
  8. Day 8: Swakopmund to Spitzkoppe
  9. Day 9: Spitzkoppe to Etosha National Park
  10. Day 10: Etosha National Park
  11. Day 11: Etosha National Park to Windhoek
  12. Day 12: Windhoek to Ghanzi, Botswana
  13. Day 13: Ghanzi to Maun
  14. Day 14: Maun to Okavango Delta
  15. Day 15: Okavango Delta to Maun
  16. Day 16: Maun to Elephant Sands
  17. Day 17: Elephant Sands to Chobe National Park
  18. Day 18: Chobe National Park to Livingstone, Zambia
  19. Day 19: Livingstone
  20. Day 20: Livingstone
  21. Day 21: Livingstone to Lusaka
  22. Day 22: Lusaka to Chipata
  23. Day 23: Chipata to South Luangwa National Park
  24. Day 24: South Luangwa National Park
  25. Day 25: South Luangwa National Park to Malawi Beach, Malawi
  26. Day 26: Malawi Beach
  27. Day 27: Malawi Beach to Lake Malawi
  28. Day 28: Lake Malawi
  29. Day 29: Lake Malawi to Iringa, Tanzania
  30. Day 30: Iringa to Dar es Salaam
  31. Day 31: Dar es Salaam to Zanzibar
  32. Day 32: Zanzibar
  33. Day 33: Zanzibar
  34. Day 34: Zanzibar
  35. Day 35: Zanzibar to Dar es Salaam

What's included

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  • Accommodation

  • Guide

  • Meals

  • Transport

  • Additional Services

  • Flights

  • Insurance

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Questions & Answers

Here we have collected and answered the most frequently asked questions about this tour.

  • How much is the local payment that is mentioned?

    The local payment no longer applies to this tour. It was previously required to be paid at the start of the tour but they've changed it now to the Adventure Pass which is paid for upfront before the tour commences.

  • What is the local payment?

    The local payment for Cape Town to Zanzibar by Topdeck is a compulsory cost that is paid upon arrival to your local tour guide.

    Your guide will use the amount to cover food purchases, camping costs and other local activities mentioned in the tour itinerary.

    The other added benefit is that It also allows you to save part of the full tour price amount until the tour departs, instead of paying for the full trip upfront.

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About the countries

Useful things to know before you go

Currencies

R
Rand
South Africa
$
Dollar
Namibia
P
Pula
Botswana
ZK
Kwacha
Zambia and Malawi
S
Shilling
Tanzania

Plugs & Adapters

South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zambia and TanzaniaZambiaZambia, Malawi and Tanzania

Visa

Here is an indication for which countries you might need a visa. Please contact the local embassy for help applying for visas to these places.

Vaccinations

These are only indications, so please visit your doctor before you travel to be 100% sure.
Typhoid
Recommended for South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zambia, Malawi and Tanzania. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
Hepatitis A
Recommended for South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zambia, Malawi and Tanzania. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
Cholera
Recommended for South Africa, Namibia, Zambia, Malawi and Tanzania. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
Tuberculosis
Recommended for South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zambia, Malawi and Tanzania. Ideally 3 months before travel.
Hepatitis B
Recommended for South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zambia, Malawi and Tanzania. Ideally 2 months before travel.
Yellow fever
Certificate of vaccination required if arriving from an area with a risk of yellow fever transmission for South Africa, Namibia, Botswana and Malawi. Ideally 10 days before travel.
Rabies
Recommended for Namibia, Botswana, Zambia, Malawi and Tanzania. Ideally 1 month before travel.
Meningococcal meningitis
Recommended for Zambia and Tanzania. Ideally 3 weeks before travel.

Policies

Location
Cape Town is the starting point and Dar es Salaam is the endpoint.
Hold my space
TourRadar can request Topdeck to hold spaces for you for up to 48 hours without any credit card details.
Deposit
TourRadar only requires a deposit of $200 to confirm this Topdeck booking. The remaining balance is then payable 47 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 11 November 2018 the full payment of $0 is necessary.
Cancellation policy
No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 47 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $0 for Cape Town to Zanzibar, but the deposit of $200 is non-refundable.
Credit Cards
The following cards are accepted for Topdeck tours: Visa - Master Card - American Express

Destinations

Covering a total distance of approx 5,992 km.
  • Cape Town (South Africa)
  • 559 km
  • Orange River (Namibia)
  • 151 km
  • Fish River Canyon National Park (Namibia)
  • 338 km
  • Namib-Naukluft National Park (Namibia)
  • 108 km
  • Sesriem (Namibia)
  • 240 km
  • Swakopmund (Namibia)
  • 117 km
  • Spitzkoppe (Namibia)
  • 333 km
  • Etosha National Park (Namibia)
  • 401 km
  • Windhoek (Namibia)
  • 480 km
  • Ghanzi (Botswana)
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