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21-day Cape to Victoria Falls Explorer

An epic journey from Cape Town, through Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe covering the impressive Fish River Canyon, the wildlife in Etosha National Park, the Okavango Delta, the towering dunes of Sossusvlei in the Namib Desert and the awesome Victoria Falls.  A camping safari is perfect for adventure travellers! You get the real African experience as you connect, as close as possible, with the continent’s natural splendour. It’s Africa without her makeup - and she’s a beauty – who’s sure to make an indelible print on your heart.

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From
NZD$4,295
per person sharing*

Highlights

Cape Town – Cape Point tour
Fish River Canyon – walking
Namib Desert – walk Sossusvlei dunes
Swakopmund – dune boarding and sea kayaking
Brandberg – rock paintings
Etosha NP – game viewing from camp and on drives
Okavango Delta – mokoro excursion and bush walks
Victoria Falls – adventure activities

Includes

Use of camping equipment (except sleeping bag/pillow)
Meals as per itinerary
Transport
Professional guides

Excludes

Travel insurance
International flights
Pre and post tour accommodation
Airport Transfers
Gratuities
Visas
Vaccinations
Optional activities
Beverages (alcohol, soft drinks and bottled water)
Increases in park fees, government taxes and levies and fuel surcharges

Starts

Cape Town, South Africa

Ends

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Duration

21 days

Countries visited

South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe

Departures

Small Group. Set departure dates

Price

From NZD$4,295
per person sharing*

Group Size

4 - 12 people

Safari Type

Adventure Camping Tours

Accommodation:

Adventure Camping

Vehicle

Day 1 CAPE TOWN [guest house ---]
Departing, after a tour briefing, from Cape Town at 08:00am we visit Hout Bay harbour en route to Cape Point Nature Reserve and then the African Penguin colony at Boulders Beach. We sample some of Cape Town’s culinary wonders at a local restaurant in the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront (own expense).

Day 2 CEDERBERG [camping BLD]
[B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner]
The Cederberg is a massive rocky wilderness where giant sandstone boulders have been sculpted by wind and rain into bizarre and artistic shapes. In the afternoon we explore the rugged landscape on foot.

Day 3 GARIEP RIVER [camping BLD]
We make our way into the more arid regions and upon entering Namibia, we camp at the Gariep River. Free time for swimming and relaxing or you can adventure down the river in canoes (own expense).

Day 4 FISH RIVER CANYON [camping BLD]
We make our way to Fish River Canyon, the second largest canyon in the world. In the afternoon we watch as a spectacular sunset slips over the canyon’s rim.

Day 5 - 6 NAMIB DESERT [camping BLD]
Towering red sand dunes of Sossusvlei form the gateway into the Namib Desert. We will walk to Sossusvlei, explore Sesriem Canyon and watch dramatic sunsets over the world’s highest sand dunes.

Day 7 - 8 SWAKOPMUND [guest house Bx2 Lx1 -]
Lunar landscapes surround the coastal town of Swakopmund as we approach the coast. Day free to explore the town or try quad biking / dune boarding (own expense). We enjoy evening restaurant meals (own expense).

Day 9 SPITZKOP [camping BLD]
Beautiful desert landscapes. We move north along the arid coast to the Cape Cross seal colony before heading inland to set up camp under the Spitzkoppe, huge granite domes rising out of the desert. Enjoy a magnificent sunset. We’ll take a short walk to explore the area.

Day 10 UGAB WILDERNESS [camping BLD]
Our next stop is the Brandberg where we camp next to the dry Ugab River, home to the rare desert elephants. We explore the mountains on foot with our local guides, who lead us through this region adorned with rock art.

Day 11 - 12 ETOSHA NP [camping BLD]
Etosha National Park, “the great white place of dry water”, in the game rich northwest corner of Namibia offers a variety of wildlife. We take game drives around the huge dry pan to find the elephants, herds of antelope and lions around the waterholes before we camp at Okaukuejo with its flood-lit waterhole. (Subject to animal movements we may use any of the 3 camps in Etosha.)

Day 13 WINDHOEK [permanent tent BL-]
The charm of the city of Windhoek lies in its harmonious blend of African and European cultures and the friendliness of its people. We visit the cosmopolitan capital and enjoy a restaurant meal (own expense).
Cape to Namibia clients end tour +/-08:00am on morning of day 14, please contact Sunway office for details, CW14.

Day 14 KALAHARI [camping BLD]
Crossing into Botswana we overnight in the heart of the Kalahari. We take a walk with the local San Bushmen to learn fascinating bush skills.

Day 15, 16, 17 OKAVANGO DELTA [camping Bx3 Lx3 Dx2]
We camp in Maun for a night in preparation before journeying deep into the Okavango Delta on Makoro (dugouts) - an experience not to be missed. We camp wild on remote islands for 2 nights and enjoy bush walks, swimming and the birdlife in this pristine wilderness area.

Day 18 MAKGADIKGADI PANS [camping BL-]
Feel the vastness of Africa under a big sky sunset. After the rains the pans fill with water and attract thousands of water birds and herds of zebra, wildebeest and springbok.

Day 19 – 21 VICTORIA FALLS (ZIMBABWE) [lodge Bx3 - -]
Tour Victoria Falls, a natural wonder of the world, plunging into the Zambezi Gorge. Enjoy a sundowner river cruise on the mighty Zambezi or a spectacular “flight of angels” over the Falls (own expense). Tour ends at +/- 08:00 am on the morning of day 21 at the lodge.