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41 Day Nairobi to Cape Town Overland (Comfort)

R56,400

Free Pre Tour Nights’ Accommodation in Nairobi at the Hotel Boulevard

+ Single Supplement ZAR 14650

+ Optional Activity Package ZAR 26930


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Tour Style Top Seller Accommodated
Countries Visited South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania, Kenya
Starts Nairobi
Ends Cape Town
Group Size Max 20
Age Range 16 – 65 Years and older

This is a Great accommodated Nairobi to Cape Town Overland begins in Nairobi, Kenya. This tour takes us south through East Africa down into Southern Africa.

 

 

Tour Overview

Departing from Nairobi
Ends in
Cape Town

This accommodated Nairobi to Cape Town Overland tour takes us south through Uganda, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Namibia before coming to an end in Cape Town, South Africa. It is one of the most popular adventure trips in Africa.

Included

  • Meals - 39 Breakfast, 35 Lunch, 33 Dinner
  • Accommodation
  • Registered guides
  • Transport per itinerary

Excluded

  • International Airfares
  • Travel and medical insurance
  • Personal spending money
  • Visa costs
  • Border taxes
  • Passports
  • Vaccinations
  • Personal taxes (including departure and border taxes)
  • Optional activities and Activity Package
  • Unscheduled or optional national / game parks and other activities
  • Gratuities
  • Sleeping bag if needed
  • Restaurant meals (other than those listed)
  • All drinks - Alcohol, Soft Drinks, Bottled Water
  • Snacks
  • Souvenirs
  • Tips
  • Laundry
  • Other items of a personal nature
  • activity package and optional

SKU: ACM0472
 

Itinerary

Day 1

Arusha, Tanzania

We leave the lively capital of Kenya today and make our way into Tanzania. We make a stop-off in Arusha to pay a visit to the local Masai Museum and the well-known snake park. In the afternoon we prepare for our impending optional expedition into the famous Serengeti National Park and the magnificent Ngorongoro Crater.

Enclosed by some of Africa’s most well-known landscapes and National Parks, Arusha is located at the base of Mount Meru – on the eastern edge of the Great Rift Valley’s eastern branch. The city experiences mostly balmy weather due to its location on the hills of Mt Meru. Within close proximity to the Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Manyara, Olduvai Gorge, Tarangire National Park and Mount Kilimanjaro, Arusha contains its very own National Park, situated on Mount Meru. The main industry of this area is agriculture. Producers of huge vegetables and flowers send superb produce to Europe. Small-scale farming was negatively impacted by the somewhat recent ‘coffee crisis’ and has therefore transformed into mostly subsistence farming. Arusha has several factories including a brewery, tyre and fibreboard plant as well as a big pharmaceuticals manufacturer.

Accommodation: Two Per Room: Ndoro Lodge no website available
Facilities: En-suites Per Room Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.
Route: Nairobi to Arusha ±290 km
Border Post: Kenya: Namanga, Tel: +254 455 132002, Open: 24 hrs. Tanzania: Namanga, No telephone number, Open: 24 hrs.

*Please note that this activity could either take place on this day or after the Serengeti/Ngorongoro Crater Excursion

Day 2 - 4

Serengeti and Ngorongoro Excursion, Tanzania

Today we set off on an optional four-day, three night camping adventure in the Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Crater. This region contains one of the most dense animal varieties in all of Africa. We are given time to visit the Oldupai gorge and museum on our first day journeying from Karatu to Ngorongoro. Our Serengeti expedition takes place in an open-topped 4X4 safari vehicle in order to take on the obstacles we come across whilst driving through the Park’s gravelly and narrow roads. For those who opt not to partake in this excursion, simply devote your time to relaxing and soaking in the sun as well as the vibrant local cultures surrounding you. Be sure to take with you a small day pack with a change of clothing, binoculars, cameras, warm clothes (for the cold rim of the crater), plenty of insect repellent, a few dollars for tips and curios, provisions and, of course, your sleeping bag and pillow. There is also a variety of Optional Activites in which to partake for those who aren’t going on this expedition, including a range of Serengeti and Ngorongoro Excursion packages, Lake Manyara game drives, day hiking, village tours and other day trips.

The Serengeti is world famous for hosting the biggest and longest overland migration on earth, deemed a ‘natural travel wonder of the world’. During October, almost 2 million herbivores journey from the hills of the north to the plains of the south, crossing through the Mara River in search of food and water. During April, these animals return to the north via the west, once more crossing the Mara. This spectacle is often called the Circular Migration. More than 250 000 wildebeest are fated to die along the trip from Tanzania to the Masai Mara Reserve in upper Kenya, a total distance of 800 kilometres. Their death is frequently caused due to wounds, exhaustion or by being hunted by the stalking predators that follow close behind the herds. Around 70 bigger mammals and approximately 500 various bird species can be found in this migration. The massive assortment of species that composes the migration is due to the wide range of habitats ranging from river forests, swamps, kopjes, grasslands and woodlands. Some of the common mammals that can be spotted in this area are Blue Wildebeests, gazelles, zebras and buffalos.

The Ngorongoro region makes up part of the ecosystem of the Serengeti and, to the northwest it meets the Serengeti National Park and lies adjacent to the southern plains of the Serengeti. These plains spread to the north into the unguarded Loliondo division and are open to wildlife due to the farming habits of the Masai. Volcanic highlands lie to the south and west of the region whilst the rim of the Great Rift Valley wall defines the southern and eastern boundaries. This wall serves to prohibit animals migrating in these directions.

Accommodation: Camp: Seronera Campsite, Simba Campsite
Facilities: Shared Ablutions Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.
Route: Arusha to Serengeti National Park ±250 km
Optional Activity: Tips for Guides, Serengeti 4-day camping Excursion (min 4 people)

For more information on the Serengeti National Park & Ngorongoro Crater Camping Excursion please click here

Ngorongoro Crater

Day 5

Arusha, Tanzania

Those who participated in the excursion into the Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro will join the truck in Arusha, where we will have time to tell tales of incredible encounters you had in the Park.

Accommodation: Two Per Room: Ndoro Lodge No website available
Facilities: En-suites Per Room Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.
Route: Serengeti National Park to Arusha ±250 km

Day 6

Bagamoyo, Tanzania

From Arusha we head south towards Bagamoyo, who’s name means “lay down your heart” and goes back to the days of slavery. Our accommodation for the night is the Bagamoyo Travellers Lodge and is situated on the beach.

Accommodation: Two Per Room: Bagamoyo Travellers Lodge
Facilities: En-suites Per Room Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.
Route: Arusha to Bagamoyo ±550 km

Day 7 - 9

Nungwi  – Stone Town, (Zanzibar Excursion)

We wake up early today in order to depart from Bagamoyo and to make our way to Dar es Salaam, where we will board a local ferry that carries us from Dar to the capital of Zanzibar, Stone Town. Our first evening is spent in Stone Town exploring the historical and unique architecture. There are also many spice and seafood markets to take a look at. We take time to relax on the beach in the northern part of the island.  The following two days will be spent unwinding on the sun-kissed beaches (around Nungwi Beach in the North of the Island).

Due to the dominant Islam religion in Zanzibar, conservative clothing should be worn most places except on the beach, where your regular clothes and swimsuits are acceptable. It is recommended that women wear t-shirts and knee-length shorts or skirts in town. The Islamic religion frowns upon the showing of arms above the elbow or legs above the knee. Shoulders should also remain covered and no revealing necklines are acceptable. Men’s clothing is less restrictive, allowing them to wear shirts and shorts. However, on the beach or in our resort, there are no dress codes other than the regular ones adhered to in most pool/public areas.

If you happen to be visiting Zanzibar during the month of fasting (Ramadan), please speak to your local guide about the customs adhered to during this period. Regular eating times during the day are forbidden and most locals will be sure to make you aware of this. Majority of shops and restaurants will be closed during Ramadan, but it is acceptable as a foreigner to have meals at hotels or resorts. Your guide will be able to inform you of what is appropriate and when.

Zanzibar is a semi-independent portion of the United Republic of Tanzania. Comprised of the Zanzibar Archipelago in the Indian Ocean located 25-50 kilometres off the mainland’s coast, Zanzibar is comprised of numerous small islands and two bigger ones, Ungula (the main island informally referred to as Zanzibar) and Pemba. At one point in time, Zanzibar was in fact a completely separate state boasting a lengthy trading history within the Arab world. However, it merged with Tanganyika to create Tanzania in 1964 and still maintains a high level of independence within the union. Zanzibar City is the capital of Zanzibar, situated on the island of Unguja, and its historic centre known as Stone Town is a World Heritage Site.

The main industries of Zanzibar are spices, raffia and tourism. In addition to this, Zanzibar is also home to the extremely endangered species of the Red Colobus Monkey. The word ‘Zanzibar’ was derived from the Persian term ‘zangi-bar’ meaning ‘coast of the blacks’. However, it is believed that the name could have also originated from the Arabic ‘Zayn Z’al Barr’ meaning ‘fair is this land’. ‘Zanzibar’ frequently refers specifically to Unguja Island and is sometimes referred to as the Spice Islands, though this term is more often associated with the Indonesian Maluku Islands.

Accommodation: Two Per Room: Amaan Bungalows (Nungwi Beach), Ocean View Hotel (Stone Town) , or similar
Facilities: En-suites Per Room Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered
Route: Bagamoyo to Nungwi (Zanzibar), Nungwi Beach to Stone Town  ± 60-70 km
Activity Package: Zanzibar Excursion plus Ferry
Included Highlight: Spice Tour included in Zanzibar Excursion
Optional Activity: Fishing, Snorkelling, Scuba Diving, Turtle Sanctuary Visit, Village Tours, Jozani Forest and more

PLEASE NOTE: If you have not purchased the Activity Package, you will be staying at the accommodation in Dar es Salaam for these three days.

Nomad - Amaan Bungalouws

Day 10

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Today we depart from Zanzibar and hop on board a ferry to carry us through to Dar es Salaam where we make our way back to our truck and campsite.

Previously ‘Mzizima’, Dar es Salaam is the biggest city in Tanzania, with a population of over 3.2 million. It is also the richest city in the country as well as a crucial economic centre. Even though Dar is not the official capital city of Tanzania, it is still the centre of the permanent central government and serves as the capital for the surrounding Dar es Salaam area. Albert Roscher of Hamburg was the first European to arrive in Mzizima (‘healthy town’) in 1859, and in 1866 the city was given its current name by Sultan Seyyid Malid of Zanzibar.

After Malid’s death in 1870, Dar began to rapidly deteriorate, but in 1887, it was revived when the German East Africa Company constructed a station in the city. The development of the town was due to its key role as the administrative and commercial centre of German East Africa as well as the industrial growth that resulted in the establishment of the Central Railway Line in the early 1900s.

Located within such close proximity to the Equator and inviting Indian Ocean, Dar es Salaam experiences a relatively tropical climate, with hot and humid temperatures during most of the year. Annual rainfall amounts to approximately 1,100 mm and, in an average year, the city experiences two separate rainy seasons. First there are ‘the long rains’ that fall during the April/May period, and secondly, ‘the short rains’ which fall during the months of October and November.

Accommodation: Kariakoo Hotel
Facilities: En-suites Per Room Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered
Route: Zanzibar to Dar es Salaam ±60-70 km

Day 11

Mikumi, Tanzania

We depart from the warm Indian Ocean coastline today and begin our journey to Mikumi National Park. Mikumi contains countless lion, zebra, wildebeest, impala, buffalo and elephant. We have a chance today to partake in an optional afternoon game drive through this magnificent Park.

Accommodation: Two Per Room: Asante Afrika Camp
Facilities: En-suites Per Room Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.
Route: Dar es Salaam to Mikumi ±300 km

Day 12

Iringa, Tanzania

We journey further inland today and make our way up to Iringa situated in the highland tea plantation region. Tonight we eat in a fantastic local Masai restaurant where we are treated to a traditional Tanzanian evening.

Tanzania is a mountainous region in the northeast, where Africa’s tallest mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro, is located. The Great Lakes of Lake Victoria (Africa’s biggest lake) and Lake Tanganyika (Africa’s deepest lake, famous for its unique fish species) are to the north and west. Central Tanzania is comprised of a vast plateau complete with savannahs and fruitful land. The eastern shore is hot and humid, with the exotic island of Zanzibar situated just offshore.

Tanzania has tropical temperatures and, in the highlands, the climate ranges between 10 and 20 degrees Celsius during the cold and hot seasons respectively.  The remainder of the country has temperatures that seldom drop lower than 20 degrees Celsius. The hottest season takes place between November and February, reaching temperatures of over 30 degrees, whilst the coldest season occurs between May and August, dropping to below 15 degrees.

Accommodation: Two Per Room: Kisolanza Farm
Facilities: Shared Ablutions Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered
Route: Mikumi to Iringa ±360 km
Activity Package Mikumi National Park Game Drive

Day 13

Lake Malawi, Tanzania

We leave Tanzania behind and make our way to Malawi.  Passing through the picturesque mountains, travelling to our campsite for the next three nights.

Accommodation: Two Per Room: Maji Zuwa
Facilities: Shared Ablutions Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered
Route: Iringa to Chilumba ±462 km
Border Post: Malawi: Songwe (no telephone), Open: 06h00-18h00 Tanzania: Chi’zumulu, Tel: +265 15 357 207, Open: 06h00-18h00

Day 14 - 15

Lake Malawi, Tanzania

Following our arrival in Lake Malawi, we spend the next two days participating in the various Optional Activities on offer here.

Lake Malawi is the third biggest in Africa and the eighth biggest in the world, located between Malawi, Mozambique and Tanzania. The lake offers fantastic snorkelling and diving adventures and its tropical waters contain more species of fish than any other lake on earth. These fish support the locals who rely on the lake for survival, using mokoros (dug-out canoes) to set out massive nets. There is a massive variety of different ethnic groups dwelling in this area and as a result, there are plenty of dialects to be learned and spoken. Majority of these groups are Christians due to the countless missionaries who past through the area, whilst the remainder have maintained their traditional belief systems.

David Livingstone arrived at Lake Malawi in 1895 whilst he was attempting to put a stop to the awful slave trades taking place. He returned in 1861 accompanied by seven missionaries who established a mission station in the southern area of the lake, but some contracted malaria and other various illnesses as well as suffered from conflict with slave-drivers. The surviving missionaries soon withdrew to Zanzibar. Livingstone came back again in 1866 as part of his journey to discover the source of the Nile. In 1869 he travelled north and was subsequently out of contact for almost two years. Found by journalist Henry Stanley on the banks of Lake Tanganyika in 1871, Livingstone was uttered the famous phrase from Stanley: “Dr Livingstone, I presume.” Livingstone then carried out his mission, eventually dying at a village called Chitombo in Zambia in 1873.

The death of this remarkable explorer revived the desire in other missionaries to come to Malawi and, after they finally finished setting up missions in various malaria-ridden areas, they constructed a malaria-free mission in the highlands of the eastern escarpment, aptly named Livingstonia. This particular mission is still operational today and is open to visitors willing to embark on a strenuous hike in order to reach it. Because of the relative difficulty of this 6-8 hour trek to the mission, you should be sure to partake in it only if you feel you are truly fit enough to brave the steep slopes and boiling temperatures.

Accommodation: Two Per Room: Maji Zuma
Facilities: Shared Ablutions Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered
Included Highlight: Local Village Visit, Karonga Town and Museum Visit
Optional Activities: Snorkelling, Livingstonia day trip (hike), Community Volunteering

malawi overland tours

Day 16

Lake Malawi, Tanzania

We pay a visit to the beach along the shore of Lake Malawi – Ngala Beach. Feel free to go snorkelling and discover the interesting creatures in the lake. We stay another night on the edge of Lake Malawi before making our way to Zambia.

Accommodation: Two Per Room: Ngala Beach Lodge
Facilities: En-suites Per Room Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered
Route: Chilumba to Nkhotakota Region ±375 km

Day 17

Zambia – South Luangwa National Park, Zambia

In the early morning we travel from Malawi and make our way into Zambia, carrying on to the South Luangwa National Park where we spend the following two evenings on the riverbanks. You can frequently spot hippos and other wildlife from the camp’s bar.

Accommodation: Permanent Tents: Wildlife Camp
Facilities: En-suites Per Room Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered
Route: Nkhotakota Region to South Luangwa National Park ±560 km

Day 18

South Luangwa National Park, Zambia

You will have a chance to embark on one more optional game drive this morning or you could partake in the walking safari that is on offer here. In the afternoon we embark on an included sunset game drive through the beautiful South Luangwa National Park.

Located in eastern Zambia, the South Luangwa National Park is a world famous wildlife sanctuary that is well-known for its beautiful walking safaris. There are plenty of Thorneycroft’s Giraffe as well as large herds of elephant and buffalo, whilst the Luangwa River is home to plenty of crocodile and hippo. Established as a game reserve in 1983, the area was declared a National Park in 1972 and presently covers over 9000 square kilometres. Hippopotami flourish in this Park due to the areas of flooded grassland habitats that are situated nearby to the river, on which they happily graze during the evenings. We may be able to spot pods of over 500 hippos during the dry season as this is when the river dries up and leaves them restricted to areas of deep pools.

On average, there are most likely up to 42 hippos per kilometre. These magnificent creatures are crucial to the Park’s ecosystem as their excrement released into the river fertilises the waters and supports the fish population which, in turn, sustains the crocodiles. The South Luangwa National Park is also believed to contain the largest population of leopard throughout the entire African continent. It is estimated that there is one leopard for every kilometre of river in the Luangwa Valley. Therefore, the possibility of spotting this elusive and majestic nocturnal creature is fairly high.

Accommodation: Permanent Tents: Wildlife Camp
Facilities: En-suites Per Room Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered
Activity Package: Sunset Game Drive in South Luangwa National Park
Optional Activity: Safari Walk (seasonal) or Morning Game Drive in South Luangwa

Wildlife Camp

Day 19

Petauke, Zambia

We depart from South Luangwa today, we stop at the Tribal Textiles for a visit and journey through to Petauke where we spend the afternoon unwinding. Purely African, Zambia is somewhat of an adjustment to the more western ways of Southern Africa.

Accommodation: Two Per Room: Chimwemwe Executive Lodge
Facilities: En-suites Per Room Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered
Route: South Luangwa National Park to Petauke ±170 km
Included Highlight Textile project visit (full tour available March to December)

Day 20

Lusaka, Zambia

Our travels to the lively capital of Lusaka leads us along a fascinating path. On weekdays there might be a chance to pay a visit to one of the intriguing local markets of the area.

The capital and biggest city of Zambia, Lusaka has two primary spoken languages – English and Nyanja. It is situated in the southern region of the central plateau of Zambia at a height of 1300 metres and has a population of approximately 1.7 million. With one of the most rapidly developing city centres in Africa, Lusaka is situated in a prolific farming region and is Zambia’s administrative, financial and commercial centre. It is believed that with proper and effective economic improvements, Lusaka (as well as Zambia as a whole) will advance significantly. Lusaka is home to a varied community of foreigners, many of whom work in the aid industry, as well as diplomats, representatives of religious societies and several business people. Historically, Lusaka was once the site of a village named after its headman, Lusaka, which was situated at Manda Hill; close by to where the National Assembly building now stands. The area was extended by European settlers in 1905 with the construction of the railway.

During 1935, Lusaka was selected to replace Livingstone as the capital of the British colony of northern Rhodesia, due to its relatively central location on the railway. After the union of northern and southern Rhodesia in 1953, Lusaka became the heart of the independence movement, resulting in the formation of the Republic of Zambia. Zambia became the 9th African state to gain independence from the British colonialists in 1964, following which President Kaunda came to power, with Lusaka as the country’s capital.

Accommodation: Two Per Room: Eureka Camp
Facilities: En-suites Per Room Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered
Route: Petauke to Lusaka ±410 km

Day 21

Zimbabwe – Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Today we journey from Lusaka and make our way across the border of Zimbabwe into Victoria Falls. This evening you can look forward to an optional dinner with your fellow travellers.

At 1700 metres wide and 108 metres high, Victoria Falls is said to be the biggest falls in the world. According to popular belief, Scottish explorer David Livingstone was the very first European to stand witness to the mighty Victoria Falls and wrote: “It has never been seen before by European eyes, but scenes so wonderful must have been gazed upon by angels in their flight.” The local name of Mosi-oa-Tunya, meaning ‘the smoke that thunders’, is used as the official name in Zambia. Because of its enormous power and size, the Falls are embellished with countless mythologies. It is believed by the local Tonga people of Zambezi that a river god, Nyaminyami, lives in the water in the shape of a gigantic snake.

The Zambezi River flooded thrice when the Kariba Dam was constructed in the 1950s, causing numerous deaths and much devastation. The locals believe that Nyaminyami became angry with the building of the Dam and thus was the entity that caused the horrendous floods. The peculiar form of Victoria Falls allows its entire width to be seen face-on from as near as 60 metres to the Falls due to the Zambezi River dropping into a deep and narrow slot-like fissure connected to a lengthy sequence of ravines. There are very few waterfalls in the world that permit this close of an approach on foot.

The Falls are created by the entire width of the river plummeting in a solitary vertical drop into a 120 metre wide chasm, whittled by the cascading waters along a breakage area in the basalt plateau. The chasm called the First Gorge varies from 80 metres deep at its west end to 108 metres in its centre. The only opening to the First Gorge is though a gap 110 metres wide, approximately two-thirds of the way across the width of the Falls from the western end, through which the entire volume of the river spills into the gorges of the Victoria Falls. Two islands, Boaruka and Livingstone, are situated on the peak of the Falls. They are big enough to divide the sheet of water, even at full flood. At less than full flood, other islands perform the task of dividing the curtain of water into dispersed parallel streams. The main streams are known as Leaping Water, Devil’s Cataract, Main Falls, Rainbow Falls (the tallest) and the Eastern Cataract.

Accommodation: Two Per Room: Victoria Falls Rainbow Hotel
Facilities: En-suites Per Room Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered
Route: Lusaka to Victoria Falls ±480 km

Day 22

Zimbabwe – Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Today we make our way to the Victoria Falls National Park. Your night will be spent the night in the falls. Feel free to explore the falls before making our way out of the park the following day.

Accommodation: Two Per Room: Victoria Falls Rainbow Hotel
Facilities: En-suites Per Room Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered
Activity Package: Victoria Falls National Park Entry Fee
Optional Activity: Bungee Jump, Gorge Swing, Sunset Cruise, Helicopter Flights, Boma Dinner Experience, Dinner Cruise and more

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Day 23

Victoria Falls to Kasane, Botswana

We leave the Falls behind and travel towards Kasane today. Upon our arrival at Kasane, we set up camp on the banks of the Chobe River and take our time to settle down. In the afternoon we enjoy a wonderful sunset boat cruise on the Chobe River, where we will spot elephants, hippo, crocodiles, eland and many other wildlife species that have made Chobe their home.

Accommmodation: Two Per Room Thebe River Safaris
Facilities: En-suites Per Room Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered
Route: Victoria Falls to Kasane ±100 km
Activity Package: Chobe National Park Game Drive and Chobe National Park Boat Cruise
Border Post Zimbabwe: Kazangula Road, Open: 06h00-20h00. Botswana: Kazangula Road, Tel: +267 62 50330, Open: 06h00-20h00.

Day 24

Kasane to Caprivi, Namibia

We wake up early in the morning to enjoy a game drive in the Chobe National Park. We travel through the Caprivi Strip in Namibia to our next destination. Camp for the evening is on the panhandle of the delta. It is important to note you will be entering Namibia twice (please note this for Visas).

Accommodation: Two Per Room: Rainbow River Lodge
Facilities: En-suites Per Room Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered
Route: Kasane to Rainbow River Lodge ± 435 km
Border Post: Namibia: Ngoma Border Post, B8, In Ngoma, Zambezi (Caprivi), +264(0)66 250 601 Open: 07:00-18:00 (GMT+2)

Please note: If you have not purchased the Activity Package you will stay behind at the accommodation for the following 2 nights. The accommodation is situated on the banks of a lovely lagoon near Etsha 13.

Day 25

Caprivi to Okavango Delta, Botswana

This morning we travel to the Okavango Delta campsite. All those participating in the Okavango Delta Excursion, will experience unforgettable cruises on crystal clear waters the and nature walks for the following 3 days, and you might spot some of the abundant wildlife.

Accommodation: Two Per Room: Area near Jumbo Junction
Facilities En-suites Per Tent: Twin share permanent tents with en-suite bathrooms
Route: Rainbow River Lodge to Okavango Delta ±160 km
Activity Package: Okavango Delta Excursion (Accommodated)
Border Post: Namibia: Mohembo Border, Divundi/Bangani, Zambezi (Caprivi) +264(0)66 259 902 Open: 06:00-18:00 (GMT+2)

For more information on the Okavango Delta Excursion please click here

okavango delta safari

 

Day 26 - 27

Okavango Delta, Botswana

An early start sees us head off winding waterways of the Delta around palm islands make for the most scenic and relaxing of experiences. The scenic flight out of the Delta allows for a unique perspective of the vast waterways en route to Maun.

Accommodation: Two Per Room: Sitatunga or Island Safari Lodge
Facilities: En-suites Per Room Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered
Route: Okavango Delta to Maun (on last day) ±380 km

Day 28

Maun to Ghanzi, Botswana

We wake up early in the morning for a drive towards Ghanzi today. We will set up our camping site, following which we will meet the local Bushmen community. In the afternoon we will get in touch with the Bushmen culture being entertained with some traditional Tribal Dancing. There are also a few traditional bushman huts that you will have the chance to stay in for a nominal fee.

Accommodation: Two Per Room Ghanzi Trail Blazers
Facilities: En-suites Per Room Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered
Route: Maun to Ghanzi ±290 km
Included Highlight: Bushman Tribal dance in evening
Optional Activity: Guided Walk with San Trackers

Day 29

Ghanzi to Windhoek, Namibia

This day starts off with a long drive to the Namibian border and then on to Windhoek, in the heart of Namibia, where we will arrive in the early evening. Upon arrival in Windhoek, our guide will give us a short tour through the city before making our way to the lodge for the evening. We will have the option to go to Joe’s Beer House to enjoy a hearty meal – definitely a feast for all the senses.

Accommodation: Two Per Room: Heja Game Lodge
Facilities: En-suites Per Room Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered
Route: Ghanzi to Windhoek ±520 km
Included Highlight: Visit to Windhoek City Centre
Optional Activity: Dinner Out at Joe’s Beer House
Border Post: Namibia: Buitepos, Tel: +264 62 560 401, Open: 07h00-24h00. Botswana: Mamanu, Tel: +267 659 2013/2064, Open: 07h00- 24h00.

Day 30 - 31

Etosha National Park, Namibia

After leaving the city we head into Namibia’s desolate northern area. En route, we spend time at a popular craft market where you can buy handmade gifts to take home as souvenirs. We reach the Etosha National Park and game drive through to our camping site for tonight. On the second day, there is more terrific game spotting on our way to our next campsite. Etosha National Park provides some of the most exclusive game viewing experiences in Africa. We will have several game drives here and spend our nights at the where we will have the opportunity to take some fantastic pictures.

Accommodation: Two Per Room:  Okaukuejo or Halali or Namutoni or Mokuti Etosha Lodge
Facilities: En-suites Per Room Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.
Route: Windhoek to Etosha National Park ±170 km
Included Highlight: Craft market stop en-route, Entrance to Etosha National Park, Full Day Game drive in truck

Etosha Package Tours and Safaris

Day 32

Etosha to Outjo, Namibia

Today we leave Etosha behind and travel towards Outjo, our destination for the night. We will have our last game drive through the park in the morning, the afternoon is at leisure. An optional morning game drive in the park is on offer today (subject to availability).

Accommodation: Two Per Room: Etotongwe or similar
Facilities: En-suites Per Room Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered
Route: Etosha to Outjo ±120 km

Day 33

 Outjo to Khorixas, Namibia

Our journey goes on towards Kamanjab. Today we will be able to experience life within a Himba group. The Himba are pastoral individuals and primarily reproduce livestock or goats. They are quickly recognisable by their unique outfit designs. The Himba have been incredibly persistent about maintaining the origins of their lifestyle, but they are also very curious about guests visiting their homes. After our visit to the Himba project we travel to the quaint town of Khorixas. We end the day off by visiting the Petrified Forest just on the outskirts of the town.

Accommodation: Two Per Room: Igowati or Khorixas Lodge
Facilities: En-suites Per Room Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered
Route: Outjo to Khorixas  ±135km
Included Highlight: Petrified Forest Visit
Activity Package: Himba Tribe Visit

Day 34

Khorixas to Swakopmund, Namibia

Today we enter Swakopmund and we pay a visit to Spitzkoppe. You can also choose to book one of the plenty Optional Activities available here (own expense). At night, there is an optional dinner at a local restaurant where you can try many different types of local dishes.

Accommodation: Two Per Room: Haus Garnison
Facilities: En-suites Per Room Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered
Route: Khorixas to Swakopmund ±310 km
Included Highlight: Guided Walk through Spitzkoppe
Optional Activities: Dinner Out

Day 35

Swakopmund, Namibia

This day gives you the opportunity to participate on multiple adventurous activities. Most activities include a pick up and drop off service to/from your hostel. You can also spend your time exploring through the streets and doing some shopping. Available excursions include sand boarding, quad biking, skydiving,  or scenic flights over the vast Namib Desert.

Accommodation: Two Per Room: Haus Garnison
Facilities: En-suites Per Room Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered
Optional Activity: Dolphin Cruise, Sky Diving, Sandboarding, Quad Biking and more

Day 36

Swakopmund – Namib Naukluft, Namibia

We depart from Swakopmund today and head southwards, to the gorgeous Namib Desert. We stop in Walvis Bay before heading to the desert. This afternoon we are accompanied by a local expert on a guided stroll through the desert as well as get taught more about the exclusive desert ecosystem and how the Bushmen managed survive in these harsh desert circumstances. In the evening, we will enjoy a nice dinner around the campfire, watching the stars and listening to the sounds of the surrounding wildlife, on occasion hearing the noises of the jackals and barking geckos.

Accommodation: Two Per Room: Hammerstein or Betesda Lodge
Facilities: En-suites Per Room Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered
Route: Swakopmund to Naukluft National Park area  ± 111km
Activity Package Guided Desert Excursion with Local Expert

Day 37

Sesriem and Sossusvlei Dunes, Namibia

This will be the earliest morning wake-up of our entire trip. We will wake before dawn for one of the highlights of the tour, climbing up Dune 45 to watch the rising sun. After our stroll, we will get the opportunity to explore Sossusvlei. Our last stop before camp will be the interesting Sesriem Canyon.

Accommodation: Two Per Room: Hammerstein or Betesda Lodge
Facilities En-suites Per Room Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered
Route: Sesriem to Sossusvlei ±130 km
Included Highlight: Hike up Dune 45, visit to Sossusvlei / Deadvlei and the Sesriem Canyon

sossuesvlei tour

Day 38

Namib Naukluft – Fish River Canyon, South Africa

Today we head south on route to Ais Ais. Famous for its hot water springs this is the perfect place for easing away the dust of the Namib by enjoying a swim under the desert stars. The following day is another early start to the Fish River Canyon, where we walk along the rim to watch the incredible sunrise. (It is possible that you may see the sunrise at the canyon during the next morning instead, due to the road conditions or time of year you are travelling).

Accommodation: Two Per Room: Ais Ais
Facilities: En-suites Per Room Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered
Route: Namib-Naukluft Park to Fish River Canyon ±425 km
Included Highlight: Ais-Ais Hot Springs

Day 39

Fish River Canyon – Orange River, South Africa

We wake up early and, on our final day in Namibia, we will travel south to the border of South Africa at the Gariep/Orange River. Our accommodation is located on the banks of the Orange River, on the South African side. In the afternoon there is a chance for you to canoe down the River or for you to take your time relaxing at the campsite and going for a swim.

Accommodation: Two Per Room: Felix Unite OR Norotshama Lodge 
Facilities: En-suites Per Room Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered
Route: Fish River Canyon to Gariep / Orange River ±205 km
Included Highlight: Visit to the Fish River Canyon
Optional Activity: Half-Day Canoe Trip

Day 40

Orange River – Cederberg Region, South Africa

Today we embark on a long drive to the Northern Cape’s fruit producing region in the Cederberg Mountains of South Africa. Enjoy a traditional meal once you arrive at the campsite.

Accommodation: Two per room: Marcuskraal
Facilities: En-suites Per Room Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered
Route: Orange river to Citrusdal ±500 km
Activity Package: Traditional Dinner
Border Post: Namibia: Noordoewer, Tel: +264 (0) 63 297 122, Open 24 hours. South Africa: Vioolsdrift, Tel: +27 (27) 761 8760, Open 24 hours

Day 41

Cedarberg to Cape Town, South Africa

On our last day of the tour, we pay visit to the beautiful City of Cape Town. Stopping at Table View for an outstanding view of Table Mountain from the other side of the bay and enjoying some wine tasting. This is the spot from which the most photographs of Table Mountain are taken.

Accommodation: Own Arrangements / Post tour accommodation can be booked through us
Route: Citrusdal to Cape Town  ±250 km
Activity Package: Wine Tasting

tours in cape town

 

Activities

The Activity Package (optional on this trip) includes the following:

  • Wine tasting & traditional dinner ZAR200
  • Guided desert walk with local expert ZAR350
  • Himba Tribe visit ZAR350
  • Okavango Delta excursion ZAR14950
  • Chobe National Park boat cruise ZAR570
  • Chobe National Park game drive ZAR570
  • Vic Falls National Park entry ZAR540
  • South Luangwa National Park afternoon game drive ZAR1490
  • Mikumi National Park game drive ZAR1490
  • 3-Day Zanzibar excursion ZAR6420


Other Activities

  • Serengeti Camping Excursion (*Optional Activity) Tanzania ZAR12700 
  • Spice Tour – Half Day (min 2 people) Tanzania From $20 to $60
  • Zanzibar Meals (per meal) Tanzania From $10 to $40
  • Dolphin Half Day Trip Tanzania From $40 to $160
  • Scuba Diving – Per Dive Tanzania From $60 to $80
  • Livingstonia Day Trip (Hike)
  • Snorkeling 1hr Tanzania From $25 to $50
  • Walking Safari (4 hours) inside National Park Zambia From $40 to $60
  • Morning Game Drive (Including Park Fees) Zambia From $60 to $80
  • Dinner Out Victoria Falls Zimbabwe From $20 to $50
  • Zambezi Sunset Cruise incl Transfers Zimbabwe From $ 90 to $ 100
  • Bungee Jump Zimbabwe From $ 155 to $ 175
  • Helicopter Flights 12-13 min (3pax min) Zimbabwe From $150 to $175
  • Full Day White Water Rafting (High water/low water) Zimbabwe From $145 to $160
  • Photo Safari Botswana From $120 to $360
  • Tips for Polers – Per Day Per Person Botswana Clients Discretion
  • Dinner at Local Restaurant Namibia From ZAR80 to ZAR150
  • Bushman Walk Botswana From BWP80 to BWP90
  • Dinner Out Swakopmund Namibia From ZAR80 to ZAR150
  • Dolphin Cruise 4/5hrs incl Transfer and Light Lunch Namibia From ZAR550 to ZAR650
  • Skydiving incl Transfer & Safety Gear Namibia From ZAR2300 to ZAR2600
  • Sandboarding (Stand Up/Lie down ) Namibia From ZAR350 to ZAR550
  • Quadbiking (2 x Hours) Namibia From ZAR600 to ZAR700
  • Half Day Canoe Adventure (Min 4 pax) South Africa From ZAR250 to ZAR 300
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R56,400

Free Pre Tour Nights’ Accommodation in Nairobi at the Hotel Boulevard

+ Single Supplement ZAR 14650

+ Optional Activity Package ZAR 26930


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R56,400

Free Pre Tour Nights’ Accommodation in Nairobi at the Hotel Boulevard

+ Single Supplement ZAR 14650

+ Activity Package (Optional) ZAR 26930

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