Cape Town the Victoria Falls

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Cape Town the Victoria Falls

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Length of trip:

20 days

Approximate price of this trip per person:

from $ 5000 to $ 7000

Best travel dates to go:

Any time.


Detailed Description of this trip:

A camping safari through four countries: South Africa, Namibia, Botswana and Zambia. Just a few of the highlights are: Victoria Falls, Chobe National Park, Namib Desert, Etosha Pan, Okavango Delta, Sossusvlei, Fish River Canyon, hot springs, Bushman paintings and African wildlife.



Trip Itinerary:

  • Day 1 - Cape Town

    Cape Town to Cedarberg Mountains and Citrusdal Hot Springs, South Africa.
    Sightseeing

    An early start from the Waterfront takes us to the beach on the Atlantic Ocean to have a last look at Table Mountain across the bay.

    Bus

    After lunch we head for Citrusdal in the Cedarberg Mountains. [LD]

  • Day 2 - South Africa

    West Coast of South Africa to the Orange River, South Africa.
    Sightseeing

    Travelling up the West Coast, we pass through some magnificent mountain ranges on our way to the Orange River. If you are travelling in Spring you will see the spectacular carpets of wildflowers in the famous Namaqualand region. [BLD]

  • Day 3 - Namibia

    Canoeing on the Orange River, Namibia.
    Canoeing

    The only travelling today is done in a canoe. Put your feet up and relax as the currents take you downstream - mind the rapids though! [BLD]

  • Day 4 - Namibia

    Ai-Ais Hot Springs and Hobas - Fish River Canyon, Namibia.
    Sightseeing

    A short drive takes us to Ai-Ais Hot Springs where, in winter, we stop and relax for lunch. After Lunch we head off to Hobas Camp further north in the Fish River Canyon.

    Sightseeing

    Later in the evening we take in another perfect African sunset with the magnificent views and scenery along the edge of the Canyon. [BLD]

  • Day 5 - Namibia

    Sossusvlei, Namibia.
    Sightseeing

    Moving inland we make our way to Sesriem, the gateway to the world's highest sand dunes at Sossusvlei. [BLD]

  • Day 6 - Sesriem

    Sesriem and Sossusvlei, Namibia.
    Sightseeing

    We visit the world's highest sand dunes at Sossusvlei. At sunrise these red sand dunes, which can reach heights of over 300m, are absolutely spectacular and provide for a fantastic photo opportunity. With luck, there may even be water in the vlei (lake). [BLD]

  • Day 7 - Swakopmund

    Namib Naukluft National Park & Kuiseb Canyon to Swakopmund, Namibia.
    National Parks

    The day is spent driving through the Namib Naukluft National Park and the Kuiseb Canyon on our way to Swakopmund. [BL]

  • Day 8 - Swakopmund

    Swakopmund, Namibia.
    Adventure

    We have the opportunity to explore this quaint German town by day and night. There are a number of activities to enjoy here; sandboarding, quadbiking, skydiving and even fishing. You may even dare to brave the Atlantic sea. [BL]

  • Day 9 - Namibia

    Cape Cross Seal Colony, Skeleton Coast and Brandberg, Namibia.
    Adventure

    We follow the barren Skeleton Coast on our way out of Swakopmund to visit Africa's largest seal colony after lunch.

    Commercial Flight

    Leaving the cold Atlantic coastline behind we head inland across the desert planes for Brandberg, the highest mountain in Namibia. [BLD]

  • Day 10 - Namibia

    Twyfelfontein, Burnt Mountain and the Desert Elephants, Namibia.
    Sightseeing

    Heading into Damaraland we make our way to the spectacular scenery of Twyfelfontein from where we go for a guided tour of the bushman paintings and rock engravings. That afternoon and early the following morning we set off in search of the Desert Elephants. Our chances of finding them are good, as the local Damara people always seem to know their whereabouts. [BLD]

  • Day 11 - Namibia

    Petrified Forest, Finger Rock and Etosha National Park, Namibia.
    Sightseeing

    An early morning start from Aba Huab takes us from Twyfelfontein to the Etosha National Park. Our first stops are Finger Rock and the Petrified Forest.

    Food and Dining

    Lunch is eaten close to the small German town of Outjo where we relax and have the opportunity to visit an Internet cafe.

    Safari

    Our final destination for the day is Etosha. As the sunsets and late into the night the group has the opportunity to watch animals drink at floodlit waterholes. [BLD]

  • Day 12 - 13 - Namibia

    Etosha National Park, Namibia.
    Safari

    We fill the next 2 days with game drives, including evening game viewing at floodlit waterholes. In the mornings we have the opportunity to take game drive at sunrise.

    Camping

    At all three camps, Namutoni, Okaukuejo and Halali you can take a swim in the swimming pool or as the sunsets and late into the night the group can watch animals drink at the floodlit waterhole. [BLD, BLD]

  • Day 14 - Rundu

    Etosha to Kavango River, Namibia.
    Camping

    Leaving Etosha we head to Rundu and onto n'Kwazi River Camp, which is on the banks of the Kavango River overlooking Angola.

    Adventure

    A sunset cruise, horse riding, traditional dancing in the evening are optional or you can just put your feet up and relax on the banks of the river as the sunsets. [BL]

  • Day 15 - Rundu

    Kavango River to N'gepi Camp, Namibia.
    Camping

    Leaving n'Kwazi River camp we make our way onto N'gepi camp where we set up camp and relax in the bar overlooking the Okavango River. [BLD]

  • Day 16 - 17 - Botswana

    Kavango River to Makwena Lodge River Camp - Okavango Delta, Botswana.
    Camping

    We leave Namibia for Etosha, on the western border of the Okavango Delta in Botswana. From here, 4x4 vehicles and motorboats transfer us to Makwena Camp (1,5 hours) where we spend the night.

    Sightseeing

    The next 2 days are spent exploring the network of water pathways through thick vegetation in mokoros (traditional dugout canoes) and speedboat. The Delta is a well-preserved gem of Africa with a vast oasis of crystal clear lake lets, lagoons and palm-fringed islands.

    Food and Dining

    On our last evening at Makwena Lodge we feast with a braai (barbeque). [BLD, BLD]

  • Day 18 - Caprivi

    Western Caprivi, Namibia.
    Bus

    Leaving Botswana, we drive up the Western border of the Okavango Delta before crossing over into Namibia and driving through the Caprivi to our camp on the banks of the Kwando River.

    Safari

    In the afternoon you will go on a game drive to the famous Horse Shoe area. This is the closest water available to the Caprivi National Park and at times can be one of the best places to see vast herds of Elephants and other game. [BLD]

  • Day 19 - Botswana

    Chobe National Park, Botswana.
    National Parks

    The next morning we depart Namushasha Lodge, head along the Caprivi and cross the border back into Botswana to drive through Chobe National Park to our camp on the Chobe River.

    River or Barge Cruise

    In the afternoon you will go on a sunset cruise along the banks on the Chobe National Park.

    Camping

    We spend the night camping on the banks of the Chobe River listening to the calls of Africa. [BLD]

  • Day 20 - Victoria Falls

    A mid morning departure takes you from Chobe to Livingstone in Zambia by ferry across the Zambezi.

    Sightseeing

    The tour finishes here where you'll be dropped off at your lodge of choice. The Victoria Falls can be seen from Livingstone in Zambia. [B]

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