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COVER_example This 20 day overland tour takes you from Cape Town past all the highlights of Namibia and Botswana to the impressive Victoria Falls. This tour is a delight to the adventurer who wants to explore the “real Africa”. Special Offer: Book your seat now from only ZAR 9,450  on south bound route plus activity package of ZAR3450. Ask us about extra special specials on selected departures.

DAY TO DAY

Day 1: Cederberg
Day 2: Namaqualand
Day 3: Fish River Canyon
Day 4: Namib-Naukluft
Day 5: Sossusvlei Dunes
Day 6/7: Swakopmund
Day 8: Spitzkoppe
Day 9: Himba Tribes
Day 10/11: Etosha NP
Day 12: Windhoek
Day 13: Botswana
Day 14: Maun
Day 15: Okavango Delta
Day 16: Okavango Delta
Day 17: Gweta
Day 18: Chobe NP
Day 19-20: Victoria Falls

ITINERARY

Day 1: Cederberg Mountain Region
Leaving Cape Town we make our first stop at Table View and take photos of Table Mountain from across Table Bay. On the way to Cederberg we visit !!Khwa ttu where we enjoy a San guided tour & museum visit. after the tour, lunch will be prepared and afterwards we continue to our campsite in the Cederberg Region. We arrive at our accommodation and your guides will give you a full briefing on the tour.

Day 2: Namaqualand – Gariep (Orange) River
An early start, we head north via the distant town of Springbok, best known for its diamonds, copper and spring flowers. We then proceed to our camp located right beside the Namibian border. The camp is situated on the riverbank that forms the border between South Africa and Namibia.

Day 3: Namibia – Fish River Canyon
This morning there’s the chance to see the beautiful river valley by canoe, or just relax in the sun. After lunch we cross the border and travel to the Fish River Canyon. After a scenic walk along the edge of the canyon we watch the sunset and enjoy a fantastic photo opportunity. Optional Activities: Half Day Canoe Adventure.

Day 4: Namib-Naukluft National Park
We arrive at the Namib-Naukluft National Park and set up camp, then enjoy a short hike into the Sesriem Canyon. Tonight enjoy the star-studded sky and enduring silence of the Namib Desert, only occasionally interrupted by the call of a Jackal or, rather unique lizard, the barcking gecko!

Day 5: Sossusvlei Dunes - Namib-Naukluft National Park
This is our earliest morning as we prepare for our hike up Dune 45 to marvel at the sunrise – a not to be missed event. After the hike we will have the chance to visit Sossusvlei. Later, we join a local expert on a guided hike and learn more about the unique desert ecosystem and how the bushmen survived in the harsh desert conditions..

Day 6: Swakopmund
After a brief photo stop while crossing the Tropic of Capricorn, we travel on to Namibia’s Atlantic coast and the adventure capital, Swakopmund. Often there are flamingos at the Walvis Bay lagoon, just before we arrive in Swakopmund.You will be briefed on the many activities available here and then there is time to explore the town before dinner out at one of the local restaurants. Optional Activities: Dinner out.

Day 7: Swakopmund

The whole day is free to relax, explore or partake in one of the many activities available here. Most popular are quadbiking in the dunes or tandem skydiving. On a clear day's skydiving you can see all the way to the next day's destination! Taking a walk around Swakopmund's shops and having a leisurely lunch is also a great way to spend your day. Optional activities: Quad biking, sand boarding, sky diving, scenic flights, dinner out, etc.

Day 8: Spitzkoppe
Leaving the coast we drive through arid landscapes to Spitzkope Mountain. The enormous granite monoliths dominate the otherwise flat landscape and we set up camp in the wild plain at the base. This afternoon our guide will take us on a guided walk to explore the unique rock formations. The more adventurous among us may want to try some mountain climbing behind camp for some stunning views of the landscape. Optional activities: guided hike to San rock paintings.

Day 9: Himba Tribes
After some early morning exploration we continue north and drive towards Kamanjab. Today, we have the chance to experience life within a Himba tribe. The Himba are a pastoral people and predominantly breed cattle or goats. They are easily recognisable by their unique style of dress. The Himba have been extremely diligent about upholding the roots of their culture, buth they are also very curious about visitors to their home.

Day 10/11: Etosha National Park
Etosha is the venue for some of the most unique game viewing experiences in Africa. The sparse grasslands allow great opportunities to see animals normally hidden in dense vegetation. You may even see some of the amazing animals crossing the road in front of your truck! We will go on various game drives, and spend our evenings at the abundant water holes for some excellent game photography. Optional Activities: Night or Dawn game drives in safari vehicles.

Day 12: Windhoek
After an early morning game drive we set off towards Windhoek, the capital city of Namibia. On the way we stop at a popular craft market, where you can barter for handmade gifts to take home. Windhoek is not only the capital; it is also the cultural, social and economic centre of Namibia. On arrival in Windhoek our guide will take us on a short city tour in our truck. Joe's Beer House is an exciting dining experience for our optional dinner out. Optional Activities: Dinner out.

Day 13: Botswana - Ghanzi
After an early start, we cross into Botswana and drive to Ghanzi. After setting up camp we meet with a local Bushman (San) community and experience some traditional tribal dancing.

Day 14: Maun
Our journey takes us from Ghanzi towards Maun. Maun is the gateway to the Okavango Delta and this afternoon we will prepare for this excursion, packing smal 2-night bags. There may be an opportunity this afternoon to visit the local crocodile farm or take a scenic flight over the Okavango Delta. Optional Activity: Crocodile farm visit, scenic flight (time permitting)

 

Day 15/16: Okavango Delta

This morning we board the big 4x4 truck that will take us in to the Delta. In high-water season it is sometimes necessary to take a boat to the poling station where we meet up with the members of a local community who will be showing us their homeland. We spend 2-nights bush camping in the wilderness and, if the water level allows, we will take a mokoro (traditional canoe) trip through the waterways. We will also be going on some nature walks in the hope of seeing some wild animals in their natural habitat.


Day 17: Gweta
We leave the Delta behind us and travel east to Planet Baobab. You can explore the bush around the campsite, lounge by the pool and view some of region's oldest Baobab trees.

Day 18: Chobe National Park
We travel to Chobe and this afternoon we take an included sunset river cruise, as the animals are best spotted from the Chobe River. Elephants, Hippo, Crocodiles, Eland and many other creatures reside in Chobe so keep your cameras ready.

Day 19: Zimbabwe - Victoria Falls
On arrival in Victoria Falls we have time to plan the next day’s adventure activities before we visit the spectacular Victoria Falls and experience the thundering of the mighty Zambezi. An optional dinner out is a friendly way to end your tour with all the new friends you have made along the way. Optional activities: Chobe morning game drive, Zambezi sunset cruise, dinner out, white water rafting, bungee jump, elephant excursion, walking with lions, horse riding and much more.

Day 20: Victoria Falls
Officially your tour finishes after breakfast but most people will spend the day White Water Rafting, a not-to-be-missed experience of a lifetime! Vic Falls offers many exciting alternatives such as a walk with lions or a bungee jump from the bridge that joins Zimbabwe with Zambia. Optional Activities: White Water Rafting, Bungee Jump, Elephant Excursion, Walking with Lions, Horse Riding, Dinner out.

Included:
accommodation in tents,
registered guides
transport by adventure truck
activities as mentioned in itinerary
Day 1: Lunch, Dinner
Day 2-6: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 8-11: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 12: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 13-18: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 19: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 20: Breakfast

Excluded

All items of a personal nature, alcohol, snacks, souvenirs,
tips and optional activities

ZAR 9,450 pp sharing on southbound route.

ZAR 11,130 pp sharing on northbound route.

2013 - activity package R3,450

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Valid for 2013 departures,

Also available in accommodated version




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