Bluerhino

Serengeti May 2020 Itinerary

15 May 2021, Day 1

17h00 We meet at Nata for the first night. A restaurant is available for dinner.

Day 2

7h00 Depart from our campsite and make our way to the border.

10h00 We cross in to Zambia, clear the border post and head towards Livingstone.

13h00 We arrive in Livingstone.

You have the afternoon for visiting the falls or whatever you want to do.

Day 3

10ho0 We depart north and head North to Lusaka for our camp for the night.

17h00 Arrive at our campsite in Lusaka

Day 4

8h30 Depart from our campsite

9h00 Shopping and fuel in Lusaka. Large Pick and pay and coffee shops.

Exchange cash at mall.

11h00 Depart from Lusaka

14h30 Stop for a coffee break (20 mins )

17h00 Arrive at our campsite Forest inn.

Day 5

8h00 Depart from our campsite 

10h00 Stop for a coffee break ( 30 mins )

12h30    Stop for lunch (45 mins )

16h30    Arrive at our campsite Kapisha. Kapisha has a lovely hot spring, walks, restaurant, bar or just relaxing. Rest the tired body.

Day 6

We have a rest day. Relax in the hot spring, sit around and read a book, Or you can visit the Shiwa house / Africa house if you are a Historian person.

Lets do a braai, with pap and sous? I will provide pap and sous.

Day 7

8h00      Depart from our campsite. We are going to try and get through the border in to Tanzania today, However the road is being repaired and we don’t know in what state it is. 

If we can’t make it we will sleep short of the border.

10h30    Stop for coffee

13h00 Stop for lunch

17h00    Arrive at our campsite.

We pay our crossing bill and we change money to have cash for fuel.

Day 8

If we need to cross the border we have a 6am departure

8h00 Depart from our campsite. 

10h30 Stop for coffee

13h00 Stop for lunch

16h00    Arrive at our campsite near Iringa

Day 9

7h30 An early depart as we head north towards Dodoma.

10h00 Stop for a coffee break ( 20 mins )

12h30 Stop for lunch (45 mins )

15h00 Stop for a coffee break (20 mins )

17h00 Arrive at our hotel for the night

Day 10

7h30 Depart from our hotel

10h00 Stop for a coffee break ( 20 mins )

12h30 Stop for lunch (45 mins )

16h00 We arrive in Mwanza and stay at a resort on the beach of Lake Victoria.

Day 11

The two driving days earns us a rest. On the agenda is to visit the town and stock up on some shopping just before we enter the Serengeti

Day 12

8h00 Depart from our campsite. 

10h00 We arrive at the Serengeti and get the paperwork done.

13h00 We stop for coffee in the park.

15h00 Arrive at our campsite in the Serengeti. Our camp for 4 nights.

Day 13,14,15

We drive the expanses of the Serengeti and search for the wildebeest. It normally does not take too long to find them.

On day two we do more wildebeest or visit other areas of the park, all depending on our wildebeest search.

On day 3 we have time for a hot air balloon safari if you wanted.

Day 16

8h00 Depart from our campsite. 

10h00 We exit the Serengeti and enter the Ngorogoro crater concervation

12h00 We enter the crater and spend the afternoon in the crater

17h00 Arrive at our campsite Simba A camp just on the rim of the crater for the night.

Day 17

8h00 Depart from our campsite. 

10h00 We exit the crater area and head to Arusha.

We visit the Masai shops on our way.

In Arusha a bit of shopping and something to eat, before we head to our campsite at the foot of Killimanjaro.

Day 18

8h00 Depart from our campsite and head south to Bagamoya. 

10h00 We stop for coffee.

13h00 We stop for lunch.

16h00 Arrive at our campsite in Bagamoya.

Day 19

9h00 Depart from our campsite and make our way in to Dar es Salaam.

A short hop so no real issues.

We stop for groceries on our way.

We sleep in Dar es Salaam on the beach

Day 20

5h00    For those interested, we Set off for the Zanzibar ferry. We leave our vehicles at the campsite in Dar for our island break.

We do the 2 hour ride and arrive in Zanzibar, just in time for breakfast. Then to your room for a shower and relax.

13h00 We depart for the best spice tour you would have ever experienced

18h00 back for drinks and dinner.

Day 21

8h00 Breakfast at our hotel.

9h00 Of to the tour of: Stonetown, the museum, market, slave market and some shopping.

12h00 Lunch at the English club

14h30 Back on the ferry to go to Dar.

18h00 Back at our campsite.

Day 22

7h00 Depart from our campsite and out towards Iringa

11h00 Stop for a coffee break ( 20 mins )

13h00 Stop for lunch (45 mins )

16h00 Arrive at Old farmhouse campsite

Day 23

8h00 Depart from camp and drive towards Mbeya.

11h00 Stop for a coffee break ( 20 mins )

13h00 Stop for lunch (45 mins )

14h00 Arrive at Malawi border and start our proceedings.

18h00 Arrive at Chitimba campsite Malawi, The group should be tired and we will spend two nights here.

Day 24

Off day

Day 25

8h00 Depart from our campsite. We follow the lake edge further south.

10h00 Stop for shopping Shoprite

11h00 Depart Mzuzu town

13h30 Stop for lunch.

16h00 Arrive at Chinteche camp

Day 26

8h00 Depart from our campsite. We follow the lake edge further south before turning inland to Zambia

10h30 Stop for coffee.

13h30 Border crossing in to Zambia.

16h00 Arrive at Chipata campsite.

Primary option

If Zimbabwe is accessable we will follow this option

Day 27

7h00 Depart from our campsite and head towards Lusaka. 

10h00 Coffee stop

13h00 Lunch stop

16h00 Arrive in Lusaka

Day 28

8h00 We depart and head down to the Chipata border to cross in to Zimbabwe

10h00 we cross in to Zimbabwe

14h00 We arrive in Mana pools for two nights

Day 29

We take a relaxed day Game viewing and have coffee at a river spot in Mana.

Day 30

We travel down to Gweru where we sleep at the Antelope park for the night.

Day 31 

8h00 We proceed further south and cross the border back in to South Africa.

We sleep in The Louis Trichard area. 

Day 32

First light I head back home.

 

Secondary option

If Zimbabwe has Issues we will follow this option

Day 27

Due to possible issues in Zimbabwe we might be skipping Zimbabwe and replace Mana pools with South Luangwa.

9h00 Depart from our campsite and out towards South Luangwa

12h00 Arrive at our campsite.

Day 28

7h00 For those interested a game drive in to the park for the morning.

Day 29

7h00 Depart from our campsite and back out towards Chipata.

11h00 Stop for a coffee break ( 20 mins )

13h00 Stop for lunch (45 mins )

17h00 Arrive at Lusaka Eureka camp.

Day 30

8h00 Depart from our campsite and out towards Livingstone.

In Livingstone you may choose to stay longer in Livingstone or continue to Botswana with me.

11h00 Stop for a coffee break ( 20 mins )

15h00 Arrive at the border to Botswana

16h00 Clear the border and head to our campsite.

Day 31 

We make our way down to The Martinsdrift border for our last night.

Day 32, 17 June 2020

First light I head back home.

We meet here at Thebe River Safaris