Rivers, Lakes & Mountains (44 Day)

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Rivers, Lakes & Mountains (44 Day) - Topdeck
Rivers, Lakes & Mountains (44 Day) - Topdeck


  • Do a Mountain gorilla trekking
  • Have a walk in Masai Village
  • Wander the villages in Queen Elizabeth II National Park
  • Do a Safari in Kruger National Park
  • Enjoy Chimpanzee trekking
Age range
18 to 39 year olds
Hotel, Camping, Berth / Cabin
Max Group Size
Ship, Overland Truck
Physical Rating
Start in Johannesburg and end in Nairobi! With the overland truck tour Rivers, Lakes & Mountains (44 Day), you have a 44 day tour package taking you from Johannesburg to Nairobi and through Johannesburg, South Africa and 18 other destinations in Africa. Rivers, Lakes & Mountains (44 Day) includes accommodation in a hotel and campsites as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
  • AaronWeiss's review about another Topdeck tour
    5.0 - Excellent

    All time great trip, can’t recommend enough

  • Jung Chan Lee's review about another Topdeck tour
    5.0 - Excellent

    Everything was great! G (The guide) was very friendly and provided us a lot of useful and interesting information when we needed :) Driver was wonderful too! I wish I can go for an another tour with them

  • El Hausfeldt's review about another Topdeck tour
    5.0 - Excellent

    Amazing scenery, sights, animals, beers and food. All thanks Sam!

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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Johannesburg, South Africa to Greater Kruger
  2. Day 2: Greater Kruger to Kruger National Park
  3. Day 3: Kruger National Park to Tshipise
  4. Day 4: Tshipise to Matobo National Park, Zimbabwe
  5. Day 5: Matobo National Park
  6. Day 6: Matobo National Park to Livingstone, Zambia
  7. Day 7: Livingstone
  8. Day 8: Livingstone
  9. Day 9: Livingstone to Lusaka
  10. Day 10: Lusaka to Chipata
  11. Day 11: Chipata to South Luangwa National Park
  12. Day 12: South Luangwa National Park
  13. Day 13: South Luangwa National Park to Malawi Beach, Malawi
  14. Day 14: Malawi Beach
  15. Day 15: Malawi Beach to Lake Malawi
  16. Day 16: Lake Malawi
  17. Day 17: Lake Malawi to Iringa, Tanzania
  18. Day 18: Iringa to Dar es Salaam
  19. Day 19: Dar es Salaam to Zanzibar
  20. Day 20: Zanzibar
  21. Day 21: Zanzibar
  22. Day 22: Zanzibar
  23. Day 23: Zanzibar to Dar es Salaam
  24. Day 24: Dar es Salaam to Marangu
  25. Day 25: Marangu to Arusha
  26. Day 26: Arusha to Serengeti National Park & Ngorongoro Crater
  27. Day 27: Serengeti National Park & Ngorongoro Crater
  28. Day 28: Serengeti National Park & Ngorongoro Crater
  29. Day 29: Serengeti National Park & Ngorongoro Crater to Nairobi, Kenya
  30. Day 30: Nairobi
  31. Day 31: Nairobi to Lake Nakuru National Park
  32. Day 32: Lake Nakuru National Park to Eldoret
  33. Day 33: Eldoret to Kampala, Uganda
  34. Day 34: Kampala to Queen Elizabeth National Park
  35. Day 35: Queen Elizabeth National Park
  36. Day 36: Queen Elizabeth National Park to Lake Bunyonyi
  37. Day 37: Lake Bunyonyi
  38. Day 38: Lake Bunyonyi
  39. Day 39: Lake Bunyonyi to Kampala
  40. Day 40: Kampala to Jinja
  41. Day 41: Jinja
  42. Day 42: Jinja
  43. Day 43: Jinja to Eldoret, Kenya
  44. Day 44: Eldoret to Nairobi

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  • Accommodation

  • Guide

  • Meals

  • Transport

  • Additional Services

Not included

  • Flights

  • Insurance


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Questions & Answers

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

    • Do I need to pre-book the gorilla permit?

      The Bwindi Impenetrable Park region is home to 400 of the world’s remaining mountain gorillas. Due to the endangered status of this species, visitors are strictly limited and a permit must be purchased at the time of booking to make sure you get to see these gentle giants.

      The cost for the permit is listed on each itinerary visiting the area and we will obtain one on your behalf (if still available).

    • What is the accommodations like?

      On our Camping trips, you will be staying in easy-to-assemble, two-person dome tents provided by us. Please try to keep the tent clean, zipped up and remember that no smoking, candles or mosquito coils are permitted in the tent. To keep pests away, we also ask that you not eat or leave food in your tent.

      You must provide your own sleeping bag on Camping trips.

    • Can you please tell me how many people this tour carries, and also whether there are any options for accommodation upgrades for some or all of the tour (eg cabin, hotel etc)

      TopDeck tours in Africa are overland tours which means you're a maximum of 24 people at any one time of the tour. This tour is made up of many shorter tours so you will meet a lot of new friends!

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    • Annie14th May 2018
      Exactly what they say ", booking tours made easy "! I asked for their valuable experience back in 2017 and I was fully satisfied. Highly recommended!

    About the countries

    Useful things to know before you go


    South Africa
    Zambia and Malawi
    Tanzania , Kenya and Uganda

    Plugs & Adapters

    South Africa, Botswana, Zambia and TanzaniaZambiaZambia, Malawi, Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda


    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.


    These are only indications, so please visit your doctor before you travel to be 100% sure.
    Recommended for South Africa, Botswana, Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    Hepatitis A
    Recommended for South Africa, Botswana, Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    Recommended for South Africa, Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    Recommended for South Africa, Botswana, Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda. Ideally 3 months before travel.
    Hepatitis B
    Recommended for South Africa, Botswana, Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda. 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, Botswana, Malawi and Uganda. Recommended for Kenya. Ideally 10 days before travel.
    Recommended for Botswana, Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda. Ideally 1 month before travel.
    Meningococcal meningitis
    Recommended for Zambia, Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda. Ideally 3 weeks before travel.


    Johannesburg is the starting point and Nairobi is the endpoint.
    Max group size
    24 is the maximum group size for Rivers, Lakes & Mountains (44 Day).
    Hold my space
    TourRadar can request Topdeck to hold spaces for you for up to 48 hours without any credit card details.
    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 4 January 2019 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 Rivers, Lakes & Mountains (44 Day), but the deposit of $200 is non-refundable.
    Credit Cards
    The following cards are accepted for Topdeck tours: Visa - Master Card - American Express


    Covering a total distance of approx 7,230 km.
    • Johannesburg (South Africa)
    • 434 km
    • Kruger National Park (South Africa)
    • 925 km
    • Chobe National Park (Botswana)
    • 179 km
    • Livingstone (Zambia)
    • 376 km
    • Lusaka (Zambia)
    • 614 km
    • Lilongwe (Malawi)
    • 165 km
    • Lake Malawi (Malawi)
    • 560 km
    • Iringa (Tanzania)
    • 403 km
    • Dar es Salaam (Tanzania)
    • 71 km
    • Zanzibar (Tanzania)
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