This is a sunset in Malawi, Africa.

15 days overland safari for creative minds

This is a sunset in Malawi, Africa.

Hunting for the most breathtaking sceneries in Africa while supporting local businesses by using your skills – join an overland safari that is a bit different.

You have been on an overland safari before? I am 100 % certain, you haven´t been on one like this. Check out the great tour that my dutch friend offers:

 

Tour dates:

1st of December to 15th of December 2018

What makes the tour different:

In a vibrant group of like minded explorers, you’ll go on safari’s and meet tribes while working on a WiFi-equipped overland truck. You’ll put your mind to use solving problems for NGO’s and small businesses and dance with locals at nights. Discover the magic of Africa while exchanging your thoughts and ideas with locals as well as your fellow passengers.

We know you have skills. And what’s more beautiful to support local businesses using these skills. We don’t just drive around Africa on a hunt for the most breathtaking sceneries. During our trip we will organize two co-creation events, where we meet up with small business owners to discuss the challenges they face and help them out with the knowledge we have as a team. Find the itinerary here:

Itinerary:

 

Day 1 – Nairobi

Nairobi is a city like no other, this metropolitan East-African hub is a melting pot of people from all over the world, blending together into a unique cocktail of art, fashion, culture and music.

Accommodation: Wildebeest Eco Camp

Highlights: City tour, local restaurant

Day 2 – Masai Mara

The Maasai tribe (or Masai) is a unique tribe due to their long preserved culture. Despite education, civilization and western influences, the Maasai people have clung to their traditional way of life, making them a symbol of Kenyan culture. Camping in a Maasai Manyatta allows you to discover how the Masai live in an extraordinary intimate manner.

Accommodation: Masai Village

Highlights: Experiencing Masai Culture, Eating fresh Nyama Choma

Day 3 – Masai Mara

The Masai Mara Reserve is known around the world for its abundance of cats, portrayed by numerous wildlife documentaries that have been filmed here. The profusion of cats and the annual Great Migration that enters the reserve from July to October creates a highly concentrated wildlife interaction. Experience African wildlife in its natural habitat as we take a game drive through one of the most loved wildlife parks in Kenya.

Accommodation: Crocodile Camp Mara

Highlights: Experiencing African wildlife in its natural habitat

This is an Elephant at Maasai Mara National Park in Kenya.

Day 4 – Mwanza

The city of Mwanza, also known as the City of Rocks is located on the southern shores of the second largest freshwater lake in the world, Lake Victoria. Characterized by the massive boulders that shape the city, Mwanza is the second largest city in Tanzania and relies heavily on its port.

Accommodation: Yung Long Hotel

Highlights: City tour, local restaurant

Day 5 – Mwanza

On our second day in Mwanza we will go on a boat trip on Lake Victoria.

Accommodation: Yung Long Hotel

Highlights: Co-creation event with local businesses, Boat trip to see how life revolves around Africa’s largest lake

Day 6 – Nyakanazi

While driving to Rwanda we will spend one night in the idyllic little town called Nyakanazi. To really experience Africa you can’t only go to big cities but you must dive into the small town life too, to learn just what makes daily life tick.

Accommodation: Private Campsite

Highlights: Drinking in a local bar, visiting a local NGO

This js a borehole which they pump water in Malawi. They use it for cooking, bathing and washing.

Day 7 – Kigali

Kigali is the capital city of Rwanda and is the country’s vibrant commercial centre. Spanning several ridges and valleys, Kigali, with its lush hillsides, flowering trees, winding boulevards and bustling streets, is arguably one of the most attractive capital cities in East-Africa, as well as one of the cleanest and safest.

Accommodation: Mjio Hostel

Highlights: Paint workshop with local artists, Genocide Museum, Dinner at local restaurant Choma’d

Day 8 – Lake Bunyonyi

Lake Bunyonyi is the perfect place to relax and chill out. After arriving at the campsite and enjoying a scrumptious lunch we will organize a boat tour to show you the 29 beautiful islands that characterize the second deepest lake in Africa. The lake is free of wild animals and other dangers African lakes often face, making it perfect for swimming, canoeing in a dugout canoe and allround water fun.

Accommodation: Lake Bunyonyi Overland Camp

Highlights: Swimming, Dugout canoeing

This is the Kilifi creek. Kilifi is a town on the coast of Kenya.

Day 9 – Lake Bunyonyi

On this day you have the possibility to trek the mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest or Mgahinga Gorilla Park (not included and must be booked in advance). If you’re not interested (or lets be honest, can’t afford it) you have the whole day for swimming, Island hopping, hiking, biking, birding, nature walks, village visits and interactive cultural visits.

Accommodation: Lake Bunyonyi Overland Camp

Highlights: Visiting a local village, Cooking fresh crayfish

Day 10 – Kampala

Kampala is a dynamic and engaging city, with few of the hassles of other East African capitals and various worthy attractions to keep you occupied. As the heartland of the Buganda kingdom, Kampala has a rich and colourful history, visible in several fascinating palaces and compounds from where the nation was run until the arrival of colonialism.

Accommodation: Red Chilli Hideaway

Highlights: Motorcycle Tour, Diving into Kampala’s nightlife

Day 11 – Kampala

On this day we will organize a social exchange with local businesses and NGO’s at an innovative co-working space in the city center, to see how we can put our brains to use and get the creative juices flowing. Those who would rather do something else are free to discover the City of Seven Hills on their own. Some recommendations are a Boda Boda Tour, a walking tour, visit the Kasubi tombs or visit one of Kampala’s art galleries.

Accommodation: Red Chilli Hideaway

Highlights: Co-creation Event with local businesses and NGO’s

Day 12 – Jinja

Jinja has long been famous for its extreme sports, notably white water rafting along the river Nile. This calm hippy town offers a range of activities such as mountain biking, quad biking and swimming in the Nile (no crocs, we promise).

Accommodation: Nile River Explorers

Highlights: White Water Rafting, Visiting Mabira Forest, SUPing on the river Nile, Relaxing by the pool

Day 13 – Jinja

On this day we will organize another co-creation event with local NGO’s to see how we can make an impact.

Accommodation: Nile River Explorers

Highlights: Putting your brain to use during our Co-creation event with local businesses and NGO’s

Day 14 – Kakamega

Kakamega Forest is a tropical rainforest situated in northwest of the capital Nairobi, and near to the border with Uganda. It is Kenya’s only tropical rainforest and is said to be Kenya’s last remnant of the ancient Guineo-Congolian rainforest that once spanned the continent.

Accommodation: Kakemega Forest Lodge

Highlights: Kakamega National Forest

Day 15 – Nairobi

Unfortunately, all good things come to an end, and after a breathtaking journey through East-Africa we finish off the trip where we started. Filled with energy, inspiration, new ideas, countless unforgettable experiences and a few new friends!

 

What is included:

  • Breakfast and Dinner every day on days we are camping  (excluding nights in lodges)
  • Water
  • Transport in 100% custom-built overland truck (excluding flights)
  • Airport pickup
  • Accommodation 90% camping, 10% hotels/guest houses/hostels
  • WiFi
  • Co-working spaces
  • Inspirational Events (Co-creation events, workshops, local tours)
  • Dedicated staff (Experience Leader, Driver, Cook)

 

What is not included:

  • Flights
  • Visa’s
  • Local transportation for own use
  • National Park entry fees when we enter as a group with our vehicle
  • Alcohol (may or may not be important to you)
  • Travel and medical insurance (available as extra service)
  • Personal spending money
  • Vaccinations
  • Extra activities such as:
    • Park Entrance Masai Mara – 80USD
    • Bike Rental Mwanza – 15USD
    • Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi – 600USD
    • White Water Rafting in Jinja – 100USD
    • Bungee Jumping in Jinja – 120USD
    • Quad Biking in Jinja – 55USD for a half day
    • Nightlife – depends on your lust

 

Rates:

$2300 per person

Enquiry:

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