Cape Town to the Serengeti: Deserts & Wilderness - South Africa

Marvel at the world's highest sand dunes, float through the Okavango in a dugout "mokoro" canoe, and meet the San Bushmen in the blazing Kalahari Desert on this epic overland adventure. Journey across nearly half of the African continent — from the southern tip of Africa to Kenya — and soak up the vibrant colours, culture, and scenery of eight countries. Our Landos (overland adventure vehicles) are an adventurous and affordable way to enjoy the region’s intriguing combination of wilderness and rural villages while camping under Africa’s big sky will provide a unique perspective. Take the road less travelled and come away with jaw-dropping photographs and a deeper understanding of this incredible continent.

Day 1 Cape Town
Arrive at any time.

Day 2 Cape Town/Cederberg
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 Cederberg/Orange River
Travel past large plantations of rooibos tea. Opt to take a canoe trip on the scenic Orange River.

Day 4 Orange River/Fish River Canyon
Cross the border into Namibia, and enjoy the sunset at the Fish River Canyon.

Day 5 Fish River Canyon/Namib 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 continue on to the breathtaking Sossusvlei Dunes, and climb the breathtaking Dune 45.

Day 7 Namib Desert/Swakopmund
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 Swakopmund/Spitzkoppe
Travel north to the granite peaks of Spitzkoppe.

Day 10 Spitzkoppe/Damaraland
Visit the Damaraland Living Museum to learn more about the lost culture of the Damara people.

Day 11 Damaraland/Etosha 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 afternoon/night.

Day 13 Etosha National Park/Windhoek
Transfer to Windhoek and visit the G Adventures supported Penduka Village Restaurant & Shop for an included lunch.

Day 14 Windhoek/D'kar
Spend the night at the G Adventures supported Dqae Qare San Lodge & Camp, and meet the local San Bushmen. Optional walk to learn survival skills from the locals.

Day 15 D'kar/Maun
Opt to take a scenic flight over the Okavango Delta to get a birds-eye view of the area.

Day 16 Maun/Okavango Delta
Enjoy wildlife walks, a traditional mokoro (dugout canoe) and birding on an overnight excursion into the Okavango Delta.

Day 17 Okavango Delta/Gweta
Camp under ancient baobab trees.

Day 18 Gweta/Kasane
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 Kasane/Victoria 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
Spend the day exploring your beautiful surroundings. Opt to visit Victoria Falls, go whitewater rafting, or take a helicopter flight over the falls.

Day 22 Victoria Falls/Lusaka
Sit back and enjoy a day of driving, taking in the scenery.

Day 23 Lusaka/South 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 Luangwa/Chipata
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 Chipata/Kande 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 Beach/Chitimba
Set off and drive to the northern part of Lake Malawi.

Day 29 Chitimba
Enjoy a final day at Lake Malawi.

Day 30 Chitimba/Iringa
Cross the border into Tanzania and take in views of vast tea plantations and highlands along the way.

Day 31 Iringa/Dar es Salaam
Watch the Tanzanian countryside pass by on the journey to the Indian Ocean.

Day 32 Dar es Salaam/Zanzibar Beach Resort
Hop on a ferry to Zanzibar and transfer to the picturesque island beaches.

Day 33 Zanzibar Beach Resort
Opt to go diving, snorkelling, take a sailing trip, or just sit back and relax.

Day 34 Stone 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 Town/Bagamoyo
Ferry back over to the mainland and drive north to the historic coastal town of Bagamoyo.

Day 36 Bagamoyo/Arusha
Hit the road for a long day of driving. Enjoy the varied landscapes on the way to Arusha. Keep on the look out for views of Mt Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest mountain.

Day 37 Arusha/Serengeti National Park
Set off into the Serengeti and enjoy an afternoon wildlife safari drive en route to the campsite.

Day 38 Serengeti National Park/Ngorongoro
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 Ngorongoro/Arusha
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 Arusha/Nairobi
Transfer to Kenya's capital city, where the tour finishes upon arrival in the evening.

Holiday Name : Cape Town to the Serengeti: Deserts & Wilderness 
Reference : GAH
  • Your G for Good Moment: !Khwa ttu San Culture and Education Centre, Swartwater Your G for Good Moment: Penduka Village Restaurant & Shop, Windhoek Your G for Good Moment: Dqae Qare San Lodge & Camp, Dekar Your G for Good Moment: Lusumpuko Women's Club Lunch, Victoria Falls Your G for Good Moment: Tribal Textiles Market & Courtyard Cafe, Mfuwe Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group Your Discover Moment: Swakopmund Your Discover Moment: Victoria Falls Your Local Living Moment: Kande Beach Local Dinner, Kande Beach
  • Entrance to Fish River Canyon, Sossusvlei Dunes, and Spitzkoppe
  • Entrances and wildlife safari drives in Etosha and Serengeti National Parks and in Ngorongoro Crater
  • Damaraland Living Museum visit
  • Okavango Delta overnight bush camping excursion
  • Guided tour of spice plantation (Zanzibar)
  • 3-day Zanzibar excursion
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
  • 36 breakfasts
  • 33 lunches
  • 27 dinners
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Prices start from £3,151