South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Victoria Falls
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from $ 2500 to $ 3000
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Detailed Description of this trip:
The concept behind an african camping tour is for guests to enjoy the tasks they are responsible for, while still feeling like valued visitors who are on holiday. Clients’ involvement is an integral part of an enjoyable and successful journey. Clients are required to participate in certain tasks such as assisting the guide and assistant with the making and breaking up of camp, erecting and dismantling their tents with ease. The highlights of the tour are as under: - Cape Town, Table Mountain & the Cape of Good Hope. - Fish River Canyon. - Walking in the giant dunes of Sossusvlei and the Namib Desert. - Optional activities in Swakopmund. - Rock engravings in Twyfelfontein. - Visit of a traditional Himba village. - Game drives & night observation of animals at waterholes in Etosha National Park. - Mokoro excursion on the Okavango River. - Game drive and boat excursion on the Kwando River and Caprivi Game Reserve. - 2 nights in Livingstone/ Victoria Falls. - Game viewing cruise on the Chobe River. - Sunset on Makgadikgadi Pans (weather permitting).
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Day 1 - Cape Town
Set against the majestic Table Mountain, Cape Town offers scenic, historic and cultural attractions. Depart from Breakwater Lodge at 08h00, for a full day peninsula tour. Driving along the Atlantic seaboard via Hout Bay and Chapmans Peak, we visit the Cape Point Nature Reserve, returning along the Indian Ocean coastline back to our well situated Waterfront hotel.
A morning or afternoon cable car ascent up Table Mountain is included (weather dependent).
Food and Dining
Dinner can be enjoyed at the bustling Waterfront at clients’ own expense.
Breakwater Lodge (or similar accommodation). (Lunch & dinner own expense).
Day 2 - South Africa
The morning is spent at leisure at the V&A Waterfront before departing for the West Coast.
Travelling north we install our campsite in the heart of the Namaqualand region. (B, L, D)
Day 3 - Namibia
Fish River Canyon.
Crossing the border into Namibia, after lunch we have a short drive to the Fish River Canyon.
After setting up camp enjoy a walk along the rim of the canyon and watch the changing colours of sunset over the canyon. (B, L, D)
Day 4-5 - Sesriem
Our journey takes us north through ever changing scenery to our camp located on the edge of the Namib Desert. We enjoy a sunset walk in the dunes surrounding our camp. The following morning is an early departure for Sossusvlei, stopping in the dune belt to witness the changing colours of the world’s highest sand dunes. We undertake a 5km walk to Sossusvlei and Deadvlei.
In the afternoon we enjoy a short hike through the Sesriem Canyon. (B, L, D)
Day 6-7 - Swakopmund
Heading north we reach the coast at Walvis Bay and enjoy lunch while viewing the many flamingos feeding. We arrive in Swakopmund and spend the afternoon and following day exploring this German colonial town or booking one of the numerous optional excursions (own expense).Optional excursions (own expense)
Activities available include sandboarding, quad biking, skydiving, kayaking, hot air ballooning or scenic flights over the vast Namib Desert.
Food and Dining
Dinner on day 6 and all meals on day 7 are for clients’ own expense to sample the local restaurants.
Accommodation in bungalows or Guesthouse. (DAY 6 - B, L)
Day 8 - Namibia
The morning is spent viewing the lunar landscapes of Moon Valley and the amazing Welwitschia plant.
We head north and set up camp among the boulders of the Spitzkoppe Mountains.
An afternoon walk is conducted in the surrounding area. The spectacular setting of our remote bushcamp is sure to leave a lasting impression. (B, L, D)
Day 9 - Namibia
Damaraland - Twyfelfontein.
We drive inland through the Damaraland region with its vast and rugged terrain. Its mountain ranges are intercepted by wide gravel plains, which run into sandy, vegetated riverbeds and hot, dry valleys.
We visit the Twyfelfontein area for walks to the bushmen paintings/ rock engravings as well as the Organ Pipes. (B, L, D)
Day 10 - Namibia
Himba Visit / Etosha National Park.
In the morning we visit the Himba tribe, a semi-nomadic tribe, living in scattered settlements throughout the region. They are characterised by their proud yet friendly stature and the women are noted for their unusual beauty, enhanced by intricate hairstyles and traditional dress. A few hours are spent learning more about these fascinating people.
After our visit we proceed to Etosha National Park where we enjoy our first game drive. (B, L, D)
Day 11-12 - Namibia
Etosha National Park.
This Park is one of the most important reserves and game sanctuaries in Africa with thousands of wild animals such as blue wildebeest, springbok, zebra, kudu, giraffe, cheetah, leopard, lion and elephant making this area their home. Floodlit waterholes at Okaukuejo and Namutoni campsites attract an abundance of animals throughout the evening, providing us with many amazing wildlife sightings.
We enjoy early morning and late afternoon game drives. (B, L, D)
Day 13-14 - Namibia
We enter the Caprivi Strip where camp is set amongst the lush vegetation overlooking the Okavango River.
Enjoy sunset on the deck or a swim in the famous “river pool”. The following afternoon we relax on a sunset mokoro excursion whilst enjoying the prolific bird and animal life of the Okavango. (B, L, D)
Day 15 - Caprivi
Kwando River - Caprivi.
Driving through the BwaBwata National Park (formally Caprivi Game Reserve) we have a chance to buy their famous weavings before setting up camp on the banks of the Kwando River. Elephant and Hippo can be viewed from the deck overlooking the river. An afternoon boat excursion and game drive are undertaken in search of the many wild animals that inhabit the BwaBwata National Park. (B, L, D)
Day 16-17 - Livingstone
Livingstone/ Victoria Falls.
We travel across the Zambia (or Zimbabwe) border to Victoria Falls - without doubt one of the greatest and most spectacular sights in Africa.
Days are spent at leisure to browse the local markets, to experience the many optional activities on offer in the adrenalin capital of Africa including white water rafting, bungi jumping, microlighting/ airplane or helicopter flights over the Falls, rhino walks, elephant back safaris, and to visit the Falls (own expense). (All meals excluding 1 lunch & 1 dinner).
Day 18 - Livingstone
On the morning ending this tour in Livingstone/ Victoria Falls.
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