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Trans Africa - London to Nairobi

30 weeks from GBP £8,000 plus local payment US$2,400 (What’s this?)

ITINERARY
Week 1-4: London Gibraltar & Morocco
Week 5: Mauritania
Week 6-8: Senegal, Mali, Ivory Coast or Burkina Faso
Week 9-10: Ghana
Week 11-12: Togo, Benin, Nigeria, Cameroon
Week 13-14: Cameroon
Week 15-17: Gabon, Congo, Cabinda (Angola)
Week 18: Democratic Republic of Congo
Week 19-20: Angola
Week 21-22: Namibia
Week 23: South Africa, Cape Town
Week 24 – Cape Town – break, Garden route
Week  25: South Africa, Namibia, Botswana
Week 26-27: Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi
Week  28-30: Tanzania, Nairobi, Kenya 

HIGHLIGHTS
Fes/Meknes/Marrakech, Morocco
Atlas Mountains/Todra Gorge, Morocco
Desert Crossing, Mauritania
Beaches, Ivory Coast/Ghana
Slave Forts, Ghana
Kakum Forest Reserve, Ghana
Marche des Fetishes, Togo
Stilted village, Benin
Oshogbo & Sacred Grove, Nigeria
Mount Cameroon, Cameroun
Primal Tropical Forests, Gabon
Congo River crossing, Congo to Angola
Christ the King statue, Angola
Etosha National Park, Namibia
Otjitotongwe Cheetah Park, Namibia
Rock engravings, Namibia
Skeleton Coast, Namibia
Cape Cross seal colony, Namibia
Swakopmund, Namibia
Namib Naukluft National Park, Namibia
Sossusvlei, Namibia
Fish River Canyon, Namibia
Canoeing Orange River, South Africa
Stellenbosch wine tour, South Africa
Cape Town, South Africa
Chobe National Park, Botswana
Okavango Delta, Botswana
Zambezi white water rafting, Zambia
Victoria Falls + adrenaline activities, Zambia
Zambezi sunset cruise, Zambia
South Luangwa National Park, Zambia
Lake Malawi, Malawi
Kande Beach, Malawi
Mikumi National Park, Tanzania
Dar es Salaam & Zanzibar Island, Tanzania
Masai Villages, Tanzania
Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania
Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
Ngorongoro Crater Reserve, Tanzania

The important bit

Our African expeditions are different from our other departures and other holidays you may have taken – we go through areas where no tourists go, the roads can be bad, food can be limited to what we have stocked on the truck, campsites are few and basic, visas can be hard to get and communication to the outside world limited or unavailable at times. On this expedition from London to Nairobi we’ll break down, that we will have to wait some where we don’t really want to be for visas spare parts or just for someone to open a closed road and we’ll have to dig the truck out of mud and sand. The trip might overrun so finish late; the route can change due to rains, closed roads visa issues, breakdowns and politics. It’s best not to book your return flights home until you finish the trip.

To join this African expedition from London to Nairobi you need to be prepared to work as part of a team and to share with the others on the trip. Some of the things you’ll never forget are the satisfaction of getting a 16 ton truck unstuck, cooking over open fires after collecting the firewood, pitching a tent and getting it right even when it rains, going to sleep when its dark and waking at dawn and wanting to get out of your sleeping bag to start another day in which you have no idea of what will happen, washing in rivers, not washing and not caring that your dirty, living outside for months, seeing more than you have ever before, trying to learn French Arabic or Swahili and having people understand what you say, finding out just how far places are away from where you started and how different places can be and how unaffected out of the way places are from the world we normally live in. Most people who do a London to Nairobi expedition find it a lot of fun though of course hard at times.

Included

Transport in expedition truck
Transfer from London
Camping fees & equipment: tents, tables, chairs, cooking gear
Two meals per day, on average, prepared by the group,

Excluded

Flights; visas; transfers; personal insurance, drinks, meals out, tips
Optional excursions/side trips

Side trips / Optional extras

Morocco - Volubilis Roman ruins US$ 8
Morocco - Marrakech - Guided tour of Medina - barter!!! US$ 3
Morocco - Fez - To see the best tanneries US$ 1
Benin - Home of Voodoo and museum, and slave gates US$ 2
Benin - Tour of the voodoo temples and salt producers US$ 5
Togo - Visit the "Fetish Market" US$ 2
Ghana - To see the "Home of Slavery" US$ 5
Cameroon - Botannical Gardens US$ 3
Angola - Tundavala : vehicle hire US$ 0
Botswana - 45 min flight over Delta - 5 per plane. Price per per from $85 to US$ 110
Botswana - Chobe game drive US$ 70
Botswana - Okavango Delta, overnight dugout canoe trip US$ 175
Zimbabwe - Victoria Falls - Helicopter over Falls 12/25 mins $155/265, Abseil & Gorge Swing full day $140, Bungee jump $160, walk with lions $140, Rhino walk $70 , Rafting full day lunch, BBQ, drinks, park fees $160, Sunset Game Cruise - BBQ & drinks $65 US$ 185
Tanzania - Zanzibar - Hotel per night $30/60, Taxi to best beaches $7, meals $5/20 US$ 30
Tanzania - Zanzibar - Full day diving Mnemba Atoll 2 dives & lunch $80, Snorkeling Mnemba Atoll $30, Swim with dolphins $40, Prison Island - boat, entry & snorkeling $30 US$ 30
Tanzania - Zanzibar Spice Tour - Stonetown, Slave Market, spice plantations, traditional lunch US$ 40
Kenya - Nairobi Saturday day trip, or before or after the trip. Baby elephants entry $4 , Giraffes feeding $10, Yaya Centre Masai Market and shopping, Day's transport $15 US$ 25
Cameroun - Climbing Mount Cameroon - 3 Days US$ 150
Malawi - Kande Beach - Scuba dive $80, Horse ride $70, village walk $5, boat hire $25 US$ 25
Namibia - Cape Cross Seals half day $50, Fish River Canyon $10, Sesriem $10, Cheetah Farm $8, Swakopmund deep sea fishing $100, Horse riding $55, Sand boarding $55-$70, Swakopmund scenic flight $250, Brandburg White Lady walk $6, Hoba Meteorite $3 US$ 250
South Africa - Stellenbosch wine tour US$ 90
South Africa - Cape Town - Shark cage dive - before or after trip US$ 200
South Africa - Cape Town - Robbin Island; before or after the tour US$ 25
Tanzania - Serengeti & Ngorongoro Crater: two night trip from US$ 590

Departure Dates

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Map

Map of Trans Africa - London to Nairobi

 

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