The Southern Cross

The Southern Cross from Absolute Africa (UK) Ltd

By: Absolute Africa (UK) Ltd  17/12/2009
Keywords: white water rafting, adventure sports, Malawi

The Southern Cross is a 31day overland safari from Nairobi, Kenya to Johannesburg, South Africa, also travelling through Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, (Zimbabwe) and Botswana.  On this safari you can experience the wildlife for which Africa is famous in the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater. Snorkel with dolphins in the Indian Ocean, spot leopard on evening game drives in South Luangwa National Park and cruise past herds of elephant as they drink from the Chobe River. 

On Zanzibar we can relax on sun drenched beaches, exploring traditional Swahili culture in ancient Stone Town,  snorkel or scuba dive amongst tropical fish and visit the giant tortoises of Prison Island and the red colobus monkeys of Jozani Forest.

You will have time to visit traditional villages and local schools as well as to shop in the markets, haggling for beaded jewellery and carvings. Relax on a houseboat on Lake Kariba, or for take the opportunity to try catch one of the worlds best fighting fish - the tiger fish.

At Livingstone we witness one of the wonders of the natural world - the mighty Victoria Falls where the Zambezi drops a breathtaking 1000 meters. Here we can go white water rafting, bungee jumping, canoeing, horseriding, take "the flight of the angels" over the falls, or merely wander in the rainforests created by the spray of "Mosi oa Tunya".

We travel through Botswana, taking time for a game cruise on the Chobe River before heading for Johannesburg - the city of gold.

Keywords: adventure sports, Budget overlanding in Africa, Camping Safaris, East African Safaris, Malawi, Serengeti National Park, Southern African safari, white water rafting, Zambezi, Zanzibar,

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