Traversing the Kalahari and Namib deserts offers an abundance of scenic, wildlife and cultural attractions. Explore the sights of Cape Town; view the mighty Augrabies Falls and Fish River Canyon; search for wild animals of the Kgalagaladi and Etosha National Parks; walk the highest sand dunes of the world in the Namib Desert; meet the ancient Bushman and Himba tribes and relax along the Okavango and Chobe Rivers ending with the unforgettable sight of Victoria Falls - experience this exciting route on a comfortable fully serviced camping safari.
Cape Town, Table Mountain (own expense) & the Cape of Good Hope.
Scenic beauty of the Namaqualand region.
Augrabies Falls National Park.
Game drives in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park.
Fish River Canyon.
Walking in the giant dunes of Sossusvlei and the Namib Desert.
Optional activities in Swakopmund.
Game drives in Etosha National Park.
Mokoros & walks in the Okavango Delta.
Sunset game viewing cruise on the Chobe River.
1 night accommodated in Victoria Falls.
Accommodation as per itinerary
Meals as per itinerary
Activities as per itinerary
Pre/Post Tour Accommodation
Increases in park fees, government taxes and levies and fuel
DAY 1/ 2: CAPE TOWN
The tour starts on day 1 with a pre departure meeting at 18h00 in the lobby of the hotel. Set against the majestic Table Mountain, Cape Town offers scenic, historic and cultural attractions. Day 2 depart from City Lodge at 08h00, for a full day peninsula tour. Driving along the Atlantic seaboard via Hout Bay and Chapman’s Peak, we visit the Table Mountain National Park – Cape Point, returning along the Indian Ocean coastline back to our well-situated Waterfront hotel. A morning or afternoon cable car ascent up Table Mountain is optional for clients’ own expense. Dinner can be enjoyed at the bustling Waterfront at clients’ own expense. Breakwater Lodge (or similar accommodation). (Accommodated - Lunches & dinners own expense)
DAY 3: NAMAQUALAND
Departing Cape Town we pass through the picturesque Namaqualand region. We overnight at the foot of the Van Ryns Pass. During the months of August – October the landscape is transformed into an explosion of colour due to the numerous wild flowers of the region. (Serviced Camping - B, L, D)
DAY 4: AUGRABIES FALLS NATIONAL PARK
Leaving the Little Karoo we head north to the Augrabies Falls National Park. We pass through a lush oasis area with an abundance of wine farms. Here the mighty Orange River plummets 56m into the gorge below. The local name for these majestic falls is ‘Aukoerebis’ or ‘place of great noise’. We spend the afternoon enjoying the falls from its many viewpoints. (Serviced Camping - B, L, D)
DAY 5/ 6: KGALAGADI TRANSFRONTIER PARK
We head north into the Kalahari and the magnificent Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. Covering over 3.6 million hectares this is one of the largest reserves in Africa. Due to sparse vegetation in the area excellent predator sightings are common including that of the famous black mane Lion. We enjoy morning & afternoon game drives in the Park. (Serviced Camping - B, L, D)
DAY 7: FISH RIVER CANYON
Leaving the Kalahari region we head west and enter Namibia. After setting up camp enjoy a walk along the rim of the canyon and watch the changing colours of sunset over the canyon. (Serviced Camping - B, L, D)
DAY 8/ 9: SESRIEM/ SOSSUSVLEI
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. (Serviced Camping - B, L, D)
DAY 10: 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 morning exploring this German colonial town or booking one of the numerous optional excursions (own expense). Activities available include dolphin cruises, scenic flights over the vast Namib and many more. Accommodation BON Hotel Swakopmund. (Accommodated - B, L – dinner own account)
DAY 11: SPITZKOPPE
Leaving Swakopmund after lunch we set up camp among the boulders of the Spitzkoppe Mountains. The afternoon is free to explore the stunning surrounding area on foot. The spectacular setting of our remote bushcamp is sure to leave a lasting impression. (Serviced Camping – B & D. Lunch own account)
DAY 12/ 13: ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK
We enter Etosha and travel through the park to Okakeujo Restcamp. 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 Okakeujo & Namutoni Restcamps attract an abundance of animals throughout the evening, providing us with many amazing wildlife sightings. We enjoy early morning and late afternoon game drives. Overnight Okakeujo & Namutoni Restcamps inside Etosha. (Serviced Camping - B, L, D)
DAY 14: KAVANGO RIVER - RUNDU
After a morning game drive we exit Etosha and travel to Rundu on the banks of the Kavango River. Our camp is set amongst the lush vegetation overlooking the Kavango River. (Serviced Camping - B, L, D)
DAY 15/ 16: OKAVANGO DELTA
Continuing into the Caprivi we cross into Botswana we travel by road to the edge of the Okavango Delta. We transfer 2-3 hours by boat to Pepere island in the delta. The following day we do mokoro and game walks on the island and the smaller islands in the area. The activities included are Mokoro trips, scenic boat tours and game walks on the island. (Permanent tented camp with shared ablutions - B, L, D)
DAY 17: KWANDO RIVER
Departing the Delta by boat we return to our vehicle and we cross back into Namibia. Driving through the Caprivi we set up camp on the banks of the Kwando River. (Serviced Camping - B, L, D)
DAY 18/ 19: CHOBE RIVER
Continuing through the Caprivi we cross into Botswana and travel through the Chobe National Park setting up camp on the banks of the Chobe River. Chobe is famous for its beautiful scenery, magnificent sunsets and abundance of wildlife and birdlife. The following day we relax on a game viewing cruise on the Chobe River. A morning game drive in Chobe National Park is optional (own expense). (Serviced Camping - B, L, D)
DAY 20: VICTORIA FALLS
After breakfast we travel across the Zimbabwean border to Victoria Falls, without doubt one of the greatest and most spectacular sights in Africa. The afternoon and following morning is 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 and to visit the Falls (own expense). Overnight Sprayview Hotel (or similar). (Accommodated – B. Lunches and dinners own account)
DAY 21: VICTORIA FALLS
Tour ends after breakfast. (B)
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