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Trans Africa - London to Nairobi

31 weeks from GBP £5,150 plus local payment US$2,000 (What’s this?)

 

Week 1-4: Gibraltar, Morocco
Week 5:  Mauritania
Week 6-10:  Senegal, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Ghana
Week 11-13: Togo, Benin, Nigeria, Cameroon
Week 14: Cameroon
Week 15- 17: Gabon, Republic of Congo, Cabinda (Angola)
Week 18: Democratic Republic of Congo
Week 19: Angola
Week 20: Namibia
Week 21: South Africa, Cape Town
Week 22-25: South Africa, Namibia, Botswana
Week 26-28: Zambia, Malawi
Week 29-30: Tanzania
Week 31: Kenya

From London to Nairobi we’ll visit Casablanca and Marrakech, Todra Gorge Royal Cities of Meknes and Fez, Volubilis Roman ruins, High Atlas Mountains, Forests of Equatorial Africa, Niger River, Ghana slave coast, voodoo markets, Etosha National Park, Cheetah Park, Cape Cross Seal Colony, Sossusvlei, Fish River Canyon, Victoria Falls, Lake Malawi, Mikumi National Park, Dar es Salaam, Zanzibar, Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Crater.

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 we guarantee; 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 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
Two meals per day cooked as a group, on average
Camping fees & equipment: tents, tables, chairs & cooking gear

Excluded

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

Side trips / Optional extras

Morocco - Volubilis Roman ruins US$ 3
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
Botswana - 45 min flight over Delta - 5 per plane US$ 110
Botswana - Okavango delta, overnight 'mokoro' 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 - Dive Mnemba Atoll 2 dives & lunch $80, Snorkeling Mnemba Atoll $30, Swim with dolphins $40, Prison Island, boat ride, entry. snorkel hire $30 US$ 30
Kenya - Nairobi Saturday day trip, or before or after the trip. Baby elephants entry $4 , Giraffes feeding $7, Yaya Centre Masai Market and shopping, Day's transport $7 US$ 25


Departure Dates

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Map

Map of Trans Africa - London to Nairobi

 

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