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  • Departing: 01/07/2017 | 15% discount | Tour price: ZAR18,020
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Tour Style Camping
Countries Visited South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zambia
Starts Cape Town
Ends Livingstone
Group Size Max 24
Age Range 18 - 39 Years

19 Day Cape Town to Livingstone Overland allowing you to see the highlights of Namibia, Botswana and Vic Falls, Zambia

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Tour Overview

Departing from Cape Town
Ends in
Livingstone

This Cape Town to Livingstone Overland provides a broad insight into Southern and East Africa’s grandest attractions. Our unique itinerary has been carefully mapped to maximise your experience in the time you spend exploring this magnificent continent. We take you on a tour from the cosmopolitan city of Cape Town, to the gigantic sand dunes in ancient deserts, to the tranquillity of the Chobe River to the final destination; the almighty Victoria Falls. This tour will leave you with wonderful memories to cherish forever.

  • Price Beat Guaranteed
  • 10% early bird discount (6 months or more)

Highlights

  • Cape Town Township Tour*
  • Sesriem Canyon
  • Sossusvlei shuttle & guided walk*
  • Dune 45
  • Spitzkoppe Bushman Paintings
  • Etosha National Park Game Drives
  • Kalahari Bushman Walk
  • Okavango Delta Wilderness Excursion, Mokoro/Walking Safari*
  • Chobe National Park, Fish Eagle Boat Cruise and Open Vehicle Game Drive with Resident Guide*
  • Mosi Oa Tunya National Park Victoria Falls Visit
*Highlight is part of the Adventure Activity Package Pass

Included

  • All tour highlights
  • 2 person dome tents
  • Fully equipped safari vehicles
  • Camping and cooking equipment
  • Mattresses
  • Service of two crew
  • All road and vehicle taxes
  • All ground transportation
  • Meals as indicated

Excluded

  • Adventure Activity Package Pass excursions (optional)
  • Visas
  • Travel insurance
  • Flights
  • Departure taxes
  • Airport transfers
  • Sleeping bag
  • Optional activities
  • Tips, drinks and items of a personal nature
  • NB: Lunches and dinners in Swakopmund and Livingstone and dinner in Windhoek are not included in the tour price.

SKU: CAE2510
 

Itinerary

Day 1

Cape Town, South Africa

The tour begins in the beautiful Mother City, Cape Town – one of the most picturesque cities in the world. Before leaving the city, we take a tour to the Cape Flats, one of Cape Town’s intriguing townships where you visit the local people and community projects in the area. After spending some time here, we head northward to the fruit growing region of Citrusdal. Camp this evening is near to Olifants River where you overlook the stunning Cederberg Mountains. You can visit a wine cooperative as an optional excursion and learn about and taste the wines while viewing the surrounding winelands. Spend you evening meeting the rest of the group and enjoy the first night under the African Sky.

Accommodation: Highlanders Camp – Camping in twin share tents with shared facilities
Meals: Lunch included on township tour, Dinner
Distance travelled: +/-260 Km
Approx driving time: 4.5 Hours
Optional Activities: Wine tasting US$10

Day 2

Western Cape – Gariep (Orange) River, South Africa

Carrying on north, we make our way to the more drier and rockier region where we head towards the Namibian border crossing at Vooilsdrift. Camp this evening is on the Namibian side of the Gariep (Orange) River. In the afternoon you will be briefed on what you an expect the next day. The camp provides you with comfort like hot shpwers, flush toilets, grassy campsites, swimming pool, bar facilities and the Orange river is safe for a swim. Spend a night under the stars of the Ritchtersveld – a beathtaking peaceful experience.

Accommodation: Felix Unite – Camping in twin share tents with shared facilities
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Distance travelled: +/-400 Km
Approx driving time: 8 Hours
Optional Activities: Canoe safari US$40

Day 3

Gariep (Orange) River – Fish River Canyon, Namibia

Today you have the chance to embark on an optional canoe safari out on the river in the morning, if you did not take part the previous night. If you opt out of this, you are always free to unwind on the edge of the water for a while before we pack up and leave, before arriving at the wonderful Fish River Canyon. This incredible Canyon is around 500 metres deep and over 160 kilometres long, and is known as the second largest canyon in the whole world! Photographic opportunities are plentiful this afternoon as we take in the breathtaking descent of the sun from the canyon’s infamous sharp river bend known as ‘Hell’s Corner’. This is a fantastic chance to locate a quiet spot where you can relax and simply admire the pure beauty of your African surrounds.

Trip Highlights: Namibia’s barren landscape, Fish River Canyon
Accommodation: Canyon Roadhouse – Camping in twin share tents with shared facilities
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Distance Covered: +/- 180kms
Approximate Driving Time: 3.5 hours
Optional Activities: Canoe safari US$40

Day 4

Fish River Canyon – Sesriem, Namibia

Following an evening spent nearby the canyon we continue north until arriving at Sesriem – the gateway to the Namib-Naukluft National Park, containing the world’s oldest desert and highest sand dunes. The Namib-Naukluft National Park is the largest in Africa and fourth largest in all the world, encompassing part of the Namib Desert and the Naukluft Mountain Range. It is bigger than Switzerland, with an overall area of approximately 50,000 square km. We camp here for the night, under the star-speckled Namibian sky.

Trip Highlights: Namibian Desert
Accommodation: Little Sossus Lodge – Camping in twin share tents with shared facilities
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Distance Covered: +/- 600kms
Approximate Driving Time: 10 hours

Namibia Sesriem Canyon Tours

Day 5

Namib Naukluft National Park -Sossus On Foot Camp, Namibia

We head off for an early hike this morning, all the way to the top of the breathtaking Dune 45, where we have the exquisite opportunity of watching the African sun rise slowly across this vast desert. Brace yourself for this trek, as the dune is 300m high! After a filling breakfast to regain your strength, you can opt to embark on an optional nature walk in the more popular area of Sossusvlei, with more sand dunes and kilometres of stark desert landscape to take in. As the sun continues to rise the dunes change colour before your eyes, allowing for striking photographic opportunities. After a day well-spent amongst the dunes we head back to Solitaire, where we spend the evening relaxing at camp.

Trip Highlights: Sunrise in the Namib desert, Dune 45 sunrise
Accommodation: Sossus On Foot Camp – Camping in twin share tents with shared facilities
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Distance travelled: +/-240kms
Approximate Driving Time: 5 hours
Optional Activities: Desert Experience US$25

Day 6 - 7

Solitaire – Swakopmund, Namibia

We leave Solitaire today, journeying on to the Atlantic coast where we spend the next two nights. We cross over the Tropic of Capricorn and allow some time for some fantastic photographic opportunities. Swakopmund is cooler, with the Atlantic sea air drifting in off coast. There are some wonderful adventure activities for you to try out here, such as quad biking, sand boarding, skydiving, and much more. Alternatively, you can take a walk through to town where you can spend time visiting the shops, restaurants, museum and art galleries. There is also a lovely promenade on which to enjoy a long stroll, sip on a cold drink or grab a bite to eat. The following day is free to enjoy the optional activities available on offer here.

Please note: For the sake of practicality, meals in Swakopmund are restricted to breakfasts. This allows you to take on half day or full day activities (some of which include lunch) without having to be back for meal times. Swakopmund town offers a variety of bakeries and cafes with a selection of reasonably priced meals (allow ZAR 50-100 per meal). Relax and enjoy these days at your own leisure.

Trip Highlights: Tropic of Capricorn, Swakopmund
Accommodation: Amanpuri Dorm bed
Meals included: Breakfast x2
Distance Covered: +/- 260kms
Approximate Driving Time: 4.5 hours
Optional Activities: Sandboarding US$50, Quad Biking US$65, Skydiving US$240 , Deep sea fishing US$120, scenic flights US$300, Swakopmund Township Tour US$40

Day 8

Swakopmund to Spitzkoppe, Namibia

Today we leave the coast to head inland into Damaraland before stopping off at Spitzkoppe, where we take a look at some of the incredible ancient bushman paintings on display. The rock formations are wonderfully intriguing, with some peaking at 1800m above sea level, providing visitors with breath-taking views. Be sure to have a look at ‘Bushman Paradise’, a famous rock painting in the area.

The Spitzkoppe Restcamp nestles at the base of the mountain and is owned and looked after by the local community. The proceeds from your stay here goes directly back to the community.

Trip Highlights: Damaraland, Spitkoppe, Bushmen paintings
Accommodation: Spitzkoppe Community Camp – Camping in twin share tents with shared basic toilet facilities
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Distance Covered: +/- 150kms
Approximate Driving Time: 3 hours

spitzkoppe

Day 9

Spitzkoppe to Etosha, Namibia

From Spitzkoppe we turn north again making our way to Etosha National Park which surrounds a central salt depression or ‘pan’. This is a fantastic game-viewing spot that allows for wonderful visibility of the reserve’s animals that make their way down to drink. The Park also offers not only an abundance, but an array of wildlife, in total supporting about 114 mammals and 340 bird species. The following two nights are spent here and camp  is near a floodlit waterhole where you have the chance of spotting elephant, giraffe, zebra, lion and hyena. Trip Highlights: Etosha National Park, Floodlit waterhole game viewing. We enjoy a brief game drive upon entering the park and making our way to the camp for the evening.

Accommodation: Okaukuejo or Namatoni Camp or Halali camping in twin share tents with shared facilities
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Distance Covered: +/-420 kms
Approximate Driving Time: 6 hours

Day 10

Etosha National Park, Namibia

Enjoy a full day of game driving in the beautiful Etosha National Park. Keep an eye out for the elephant, rhino, zebra and large amounts of other animals around the waterhole. Despite the land being of its dry nature, the park is home to a wide variety of bird species. We make our way back to the camp or onto the following camp, where we enjoy our last evening around the floodlit waterholes.

Accommodation: Okaukuejo or Halali or Namutoni Camp – Camping in twin share tents with shared facilities
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Distance travelled:+/- 250 Km (in the park)
Approximate Driving Time: Full day including game drives

Day 11

Etosha National Park – Windhoek, Namibia

Today we make our way south to the capital of Namibia, Windhoek. The german influenced city is home to approximately 200 000 people. Characterised by the increasing German style buildings, this acts as a reminder of Namibia’s early colonial history. Enjoy an evening out at one of the local restaurants.

Accommodation: Urban Camp – Camping in twin share tents with shared facilities
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
Distance travelled: +/- 420 Km
Approximate Driving Time: 8.5 hours

Day 12

Windhoek – Ghanzi, Botswana

Parting from Windhoek we make our way to the Kalahari region, crossing into Botswana and making our way to Ghanzi, which skirts the Kalahari Desert. In the midst of seemingly barren terrain we meet up with the San Bushmen and are treated to a guided bush walk, as well as a genuine cultural experience in which we learn about these ancient people’s way of life. We are taught about how the San harness nature and manage the renewable resources around them to their maximum without damaging the fragile balance of their ecosystem. Our support of this ecotourism venture provides the San Bushmen with a sustainable income, helping to keep their fascinating culture alive. At night, you are welcomed to experience the ancient dance rituals of the San Bushmen around a campfire. On special occasions, this could be a healing or trance dance that can continue throughout the night. It is an intense spiritual experience for the participants and audience alike that is simply unforgettable.

Trip Highlights: Kalahari Desert, San/Bushmen culture
Accommodation: Ghanzi Trailblazers, camping in twin share tents with shared facilities
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Distance Covered: +/-530kms
Approximate Driving Time: 10 hours
Optional Activities: Traditional dancing US$15

Day 13

Ghanzi – Maun, Botswana

Making our way to Maun today, famous for being the fifth biggest town in Botswana, as well as it being the entrance to the magnificent Okavango Delta. Been developed from a rural town to a community, it can still be seen on the riverbanks, grazing next to local donkeys, goats and cattle.

Today, Maun is a thriving tourist town that is infamous for its influx of donkeys and goats. These animals can usually be found around town waiting to transport the wares of their owners (local traders and farmers alike).

N.B. There is an option of taking a scenic flight over the Delta, either on this day, or 2 days later.

Trip Highlights: Maun
Accommodation: Delta Rain’s Sitatunga Camp – Camping in twin share tents with shared facilities
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Distance Covered: +/-280kms
Approximate Driving Time: 5.5 hours
Optional Activities: Okavango Delta scenic flight per 5- seater plane – 45 min flight time US$ 600

Day 14

Maun – Okavango Delta, Botswana

An open 4×4 truck transports us to the mokoro (traditional dugout canoe) station as we head to the Okavango Delta today – a natural wetland spreading over a massive portion of northern Botswana. The Okavango River rises farther to the north in Angola and flows south, dividing repeatedly after crossing into Botswana to create an intricate floodplain of channels that spreads out into a broad, flat inland delta – the only one of its kind in the world. Amongst the giant lily pads, tall grasses and labyrinthine channels, the local Tswana polers guide us along the still waters in search of hippo, crocodile, and elephant, as well as a stunning variety of birdlife. We travel to our island camp later in the day and spend some time exploring the area on a fascinating walking safari. The Okavango is an extremely well-preserved area that makes camping amongst the bushes and rivers whilst listening to the soothing sounds of the African night a truly beautiful, memorable and authentic experience.

Trip Highlights: Okavango Delta, dugout canoe, walking safari
Accommodation: Elephant Camp, Twin share pre-erected tents with en-suite facilities (basic-style bucket shower & toilet)
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Distance Covered: 50kms
Approximate Driving Time: transfer 2 hours

okavango delta

Day 15

Okavango Delta to Maun, Botswana

This morning we make our way out of the Okavango Delta back to the polers station from where we drive back to Maun, and we spend the night here. Our aim to be back at camp around lunch time to allow for the opportunity to enjoy an optional scenic flight over this spectacular UNESCO world heritage site. The afternoon is free to relax at the camp’s pool.

Accommodation: Delta Rain’s Sitatunga Camp – Camping in twin share tents with shared facilities
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
WIFI: Yes
Distance Covered: +/-360kms
Approximate Driving Time: transfer 2 hour
Optional Activities: Okavango Delta scenic flight per 5- seater plane – 45 min flight time US$600

Day 16

Maun – Elephant Sands, Nata, Botswana

Departing from the Okavango Delta, we head towards our campsite at Elephant Sands Lodge situated just north of the small town of Nata. The camping area is completely unfenced, leaving wild animals to frequent the lodge’s waterhole as they please, quenching their thirst caused by the dry and dusty Kalahari Desert. If luck is on our side, we might get to see some elephant, buffalo, kudu, zebra, giraffe and possibly even the odd lion or wild dog. We spend the day relaxing next to our waterhole (which doubles as the swimming pool), observing nature’s bounty at its best.

Trip Highlights: Roaming wildlife
Accommodation: Elephant Sands Lodge – Camping in twin share tents with shared facilities
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Distance Covered: +/-380 kms
Approximate Driving Time: 5 Hours
Optional Activities: Morning bush walk US$ 18, evening game drive US$ 20

Day 17

Elephant Sands, Nata – Kasane, Botswana

We head toward the northern corner of Botswana today towards the town of Kasane – the gateway to Chobe National Park. Famous for being the third biggest park in its country and is the most eclectic in terms of the animals it is home to, which includes the famous America Fish Eagle. Today we embark on a ‘Fish Eagle’ game viewing cruise along the Chobe River, giving us a fantastic chance to witness hippo, elephant and buffalo heading to the river’s edge to bathe and drink. The Chobe River, which runs along the north-east border of the park, is a major watering spot for big, breeding herds of elephants as well as families of giraffe, sable and cape buffalo. The puku antelope can only be seen in one place in Botswana, the flood plains – thus giving you a chance to spot these fascinating animals. Birdlife also thrives here, and during flooding, spoonbills, ibis, various species of stork, duck and other waterfowl flock to this area.

Trip Highlights: Chobe National Park, Chobe River, Afternoon Game Cruise
Accommodation: Thebe River Lodge  – Camping in twin share tents with shared facilities
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Distance Covered: +/-270 kms
Approximate Driving Time: 5 hours

Day 18

Kasane – Livingstone, Zambia

Leaving Kasane, we board the ferry to cross the merging Chobe and Zambezi Rivers into Zambia. Previously known as Northern Rhodesia, Zambia derived its name from the Zambezi River at independence that came in 1964. The Zambezi is the fourth longest river in all of Africa, following the Nile, Congo and Niger, and is also the largest, flowing into the Indian Ocean. We make a visit to the Victoria Falls today. At various times of the year, the spray from this mighty waterfall can be seen from up to 30 kilometres away, giving it the local name ‘Mosi au Tunya’ meaning ‘the smoke that thunders’. Amongst the excitement of this excursion, don’t forget your raincoat to protect you and your camera from delightful splashes of water.

We set up camp at the Waterfront campsite located on the banks of the Zambezi River which is just a few kilometres from Victoria Falls and the small town of Livingstone. The campsite itself is tremendous and it is there that we will be given a full briefing that provides any information on all activities in the area (including rafting, canoeing, bungee jumping, abseiling, gorge swinging, elephant and horseriding, scenic flights, river cruises, etc.), allowing you to plan out your time accordingly.The campsite reception will also be available to provide you with information on transport and restaurants to visit during your stay here.

PLEASE NOTE: For the sake of practicality, meals in the Livingstone/Victoria Falls area are restricted to breakfasts only. This allows you to take on half or full day activities (several of which include lunch) without being rushed back to camp for group mealtimes. The Waterfront camp restaurant overlooks the stunning Zambezi River and offers a fine selection of reasonably priced meals and snacks throughout the day (allow US $15 – $30 per meal). Unwind and enjoy these couple of days at your own leisure or, alternatively, feel free to catch a taxi or free shuttle into Livingstone.

Trip Highlights: Ferry crossing the Chobe/Zambezi River confluence, Victoria Falls visit
Accommodation: Waterfront – Camping in twin share tents with shared facilities
Meals included: Breakfast (All)
Distance Covered: +/-80kms
Approximate Driving Time: 1.5 hours
Optional Activities: Bungy jumping US$160, Full day abseil US$180, Mosi Oa Tunya National Park game walk US$110, Chief Mukumi village tour US$50, gorge swing US$95, Zambezi jet boat and cable car US$120, Half day canoe US$110, Zambezi sunset cruise US$85, Full day white water rafting US$160, Helicopter/ Microlight flights from US$ 170, half day fishing US$145, Bridge Tour US$65

Day 19

Livingstone, Zambia

We indulge in one last delicious breakfast with our group this morning before our trip officially comes to an end. For other travelers continuing they have the day to explore.

Accommodation: Victoria Falls Waterfront – Camping in twin share tents with shared facilities (Only for Travellers who continue on tour). No Accommodation is provided if this is your last day.
Meals: Breakfast

 

Activities

Included in Adventure Activity Package Pass:

  • Cape Town Township Tour*
  • Sossusvlei shuttle & guided walk*
  • Okavango Delta
  • Chobe Fish Eagle Boat Cruise
  • Chobe NP Morning Game Drive
*Highlight is part of the Adventure Activity Package Pass


Other Activities

Namibia

  • Quad Biking $65
  • Sand Boarding $50
  • Deep Sea Fishing $110
  • Scenic flights $245
  • Tandem skydive $210
  • Swakopmund Township Tour $40
  • Kayaking $65
Botswana
  • Okavango scenic flight per 5-seater plane – 45 min flight time $470
  • Bushman Traditional dancing $15
South Africa
  • Orange River Canoeing $40
  • Wine Tasting $10
Livingstone
  • Vic Falls bungee (single/tandem) $160
  • Mosi Oa Tunya National Park game walk $110
  • Chief Mukumi Village Tour $50
  • Gorge Swing $95
  • Zambezi Jet Boating & Cable Car From $120
  • Half day Canoe Safari $110
  • Zambezi Sunset Cruise $85
  • White Water Rafting – full day $160
  • Helicopter /Microlight flight over the Falls From $170
  • Fishing – Half day $145
  • Bridge Tour $65
  • Full day absail $180
Subject to change

 

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Highlights

Highlights

  • Cape Town Township Tour*
  • Sesriem Canyon
  • Sossusvlei shuttle & guided walk*
  • Dune 45
  • Spitzkoppe Bushman Paintings
  • Etosha National Park Game Drives
  • Kalahari Bushman Walk
  • Okavango Delta Wilderness Excursion, Mokoro/Walking Safari*
  • Chobe National Park, Fish Eagle Boat Cruise and Open Vehicle Game Drive with Resident Guide*
  • Mosi Oa Tunya National Park Victoria Falls Visit
*Highlight is part of the Adventure Activity Package Pass

 

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