The Kalahari Safari

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The Kalahari Safari

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Length of trip:

12 days

Approximate price of this trip per person:

from $ 1500 to $ 2000

Best travel dates to go:

Any time.


Detailed Description of this trip:

A camping safari through South Africa and Namibia. See Southern Africa's top game parks, as well as the second biggest canyon in the world - the Fish River Canyon. Enjoy white water rafting, canoeing as well as sensational sightseeing.



Trip Itinerary:

  • Day 1 - Cape Town

    Cape Town to Cedarberg, South Africa.
    Hiking

    Mountain hike in the Cedarberg Mountains to Wolfberg Cracks. Jump off cliff faces into Rock Pools. [LD]

  • Day 2 - South Africa

    Cedarberg to Augrabies Falls, South Africa.
    Adventure

    Augrabies with prolific birdlife, spectacular moonlike scenery, various small antelope and other wild animals, including a population of Black Rhino, is best known for the gorge into which the Orange River plummets, supposedly onto a fortune of diamonds.

    Hiking

    There are many hiking trails and short drives – generally a great place to relax.[BLD]

  • Day 3 - South Africa

    Augrabies Falls, South Africa.
    Rafting

    Opportunity to go white-water rafting. Raft the exciting and pristine 8km stretch of the Garieb, finishing only 300 metres above the main falls. Grade 2/3 and 4 grade rapids. [BLD]

  • Day 4 - South Africa

    Augrabies to Kalahari Gemsbok National Park, South Africa.
    Safari

    Game drives during afternoon in Kalahari Gemsbok National Park. “One of the largest and greatest reserves in Southern Africa. A pristine land of sand and scattered trees, considered by many as the best place to see Cheetah and Leopard. It is also home to the magnificent black-maned Kalahari Lions. Other animals include numerous Bat-eared Foxes, Springbok and Wildebeest, two types of Hyena, Jackals, Honey Badgers and of course the beautiful gemsbok with its warrior-like markings, which lent its name to the park. It is one of the best places in Africa to see birds of prey, and is great for landscape photography.” This park has lots to offer, remote campsites, floodlit waterholes (lots of action here) and the opportunity to cross-beautiful red desert dunes. [BLD]

  • Day 5 - South Africa

    Kalahari Gemsbok National Park, South Africa.
    Safari

    Game drives in the park.

    Camping

    Camp again in the park. [BLD]

  • Day 6 - South Africa

    Kalahari Gemsbok National Park to Hardop Dam.
    Safari

    Depart from here late morning (after game drive) so that we reach Hardop Dam outside of Mariental in the late afternoon. Beautifully set at the largest dam in Namibia, the Hardop Dam, which is enclosed by a game park. Both wildlife and watersport enthusiasts will find ample scope here. [BLD]

  • Day 7 - Namibia

    Sossusvlei, Namibia.
    Sightseeing

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

  • Day 8 - 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 9 - Namibia

    Fish River Canyon and Hobas, Namibia.
    Hiking

    After a long drive we arrive at the Fish River Canyon and set up camp at Hobas. For those interested, a hike down the canyon offers a challenge – the views and scenery are magnificent.

    Sightseeing

    Later we take in another perfect African sunset with a braai (BBQ) on the Canyons edge. [BLD]

  • Day 10 - Namibia

    The Orange River, Namibia.
    Camping

    We leave Hobas mid-morning for our camp on the banks of the Orange River, which makes up the South African – Namibian boundary.

    Relaxation

    Here you can relax in the water that has supplied the region with its famous diamonds. [BLD]

  • Day 11 - Namibia

    Canoeing on the Orange River, Namibia.
    Canoeing

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

  • Day 12 - Cape Town

    West Coast of South Africa, Namaqualand Flowers/Cape Town, South Africa.
    Sightseeing

    We cross the border into South Africa and make our way down the coast. If you are traveling in spring you will see the spectacular carpets of wildflowers of the famous Namaqualand region.

    Bus

    In the late afternoon we drive through the mountains taking us to our final destination, Cape Town. [BLD]

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