LIVINGSTONE TO CAPE TOWN Overland Safari Tour
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19 Day Livingstone to Cape Town Overland Safari

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Tour Style Camping
Countries Visited Zambia, Botswana, Namibia, South Africa
Starts Livingstone
Ends Cape Town
Group Size Max 24
Age Range 18 - 39 Years

This 19 day Livingstone to Cape Town Overland is one of the most popular trips on the ever favourite adventure route through Southern Africa.

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

 

Tour Overview

Departing from Livingstone
Ends in
Cape Town

This Livingstone to Cape Town Overland Safari provides a broad insight into some of Southern Africa’s finest adventure attractions. Our unique itinerary has been carefully mapped to maximise your experience in the time you spend exploring this continent with us. Enjoy the peaceful waters of the Okavango Delta and the powerful Victoria Falls, the incredible game viewing experience of Etosha and Chobe National Parks, and the gigantic sand dunes in the desert.

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

Highlights

  • Mosi Oa Tunya National Park Victoria Falls Visit
  • Chobe National Park Fish Eagle Boat Cruise and Open Vehicle Game Drive with Resident Guide*
  • Okavango Delta Wilderness Excursion, Mokoro/Walking Safari*
  • Kalahari Bushman Walk
  • Etosha National Park Game Drives
  • Spitzkoppe Bushman Paintings
  • Sossusvlei shuttle & guided walk*
  • Dune 45
  • Sesriem Canyon
*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
  • 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 are not included in the tour price.

SKU: CAE2508
 

Itinerary

Day 1

Livingstone, Zambia

You are free to explore the Livingstone area to the full. Apart from the long list of adventure activities, you should make a point to check out the markets and fascinating museum in nearby Livingstone, volunteer a day in a worthwhile local charity project, take a day trip to the Victoria Falls township in Zimbabwe, or simply use your time to unwind on the gorgeous campsite deck and watch the water of the Zambezi River flow swiftly past on its way to Victoria Falls.

The Mosi o Tunya National Park surrounds our campsite, so for those adventurers wanting more game drives, these are available right on your doorstep. You will have the chance to watch elephants crossing the Zambezi River from Zimbabwe, herds of buffalo, giraffe, white rhino, eland, warthog, hippo and even a vast variety of monkey species.

Trip Highlights: Optional activities
Accommodation: Waterfront – Camping in twin share tents with shared facilities
Meals included: Breakfast (optional)

Day 2

Livingstone – Kasane, Botswana

We travel a short distance to Botswana after leaving Livingstone to the town of Kasane – the gateway to Chobe National Park. The Chobe River, which flows along the northeast 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. Here, birdlife also thrives. During flooding, spoonbills, ibis, various species of stork, duck and other waterfowl flock to this area. Today we take in an afternoon game viewing cruise on the Chobe River, which is a fantastic way to spot hippo or elephant, and even sometimes buffalo, who all gather at the river’s edge to bathe and to drink.

Trip Highlights: Ferry crossing the Chobe/Zambezi River confluence, Chobe National Park, Chobe River, Afternoon Game Cruise
Accommodation: Thebe River Camp – Camping in twin share tents with shared facilities
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Distance Covered: +/-80kms
Approximate Driving Time: 1.5 hours

Day 3

Chobe National Park – Elephant Sands, Nata, Botswana

After an early breakfast, we take a comfortably paced drive towards Nata. We arrive at the Elephant Sands Lodge during the afternoon. Since there are no fences all wildlife can roam freely from one waterhole to another and one can expect to see anything during your stay.

Accommodation: Elephant Sands Lodge – Camping in twin share tents with shared facilities
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Distance Covered: +/-260kms
Approximate Driving Time: 5 hours

Day 4

Elephant Sands, Nata – Maun, Botswana

Today we make our way to Maun keeping a sharp lookout for roaming wildlife that populate these parts. Maun is the gateway to the Okavango Delta as well as the fifth largest town in Botswana. It is an eclectic mix of modern buildings and native huts and, although officially still a village, Maun has developed swiftly from a rural town to a community that has expanded to the wide banks of the Thamalakane River. Red lechwe (a type of antelope) can be seen on these river banks grazing next to local donkeys, goats and cattle.

Since the founding of Maun in 1915, the town has built a reputation for being hard-living ‘Wild West’, aiding in the local cattle ranching and hunting operations. Today, Maun is a thriving tourist town that is infamous for its influx of donkeys and, to a lesser extent, goats. These animals can usually be seen standing around town waiting to transport the wares of their owners (local traders and farmers alike).

NB: Should time allow it, an optional scenic flight over the Delta can be taken in the afternoon.

Trip Highlights: Maun
Accommodation: Delta Rain’s Sitatunga Camp – Camping in twin share tents with shared facilities
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Distance Covered: +/-360kms
Approximate Driving Time: 5 hours
Optional Activities: Okavango Delta scenic flight per 5-seater plane – 45 min flight time US$470

Day 5

Okavango Delta, Botswana

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, we go exploring here today in search of hippo, crocodile, elephant and a wide variety of birdlife. We travel to our island camp in a Mokoro (dugout canoe) and explore the area on a 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 and unforgettable experience.

Trip Highlights: Okavango Delta, dugout canoe and walking safari
Accommodation: Elephant Camp – Twin share pre-erected tents with en-suite facilities (basic-style bucket shower & toilet)
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Okavnago Delta

Day 6

Okavango Delta – Maun, Botswana

We make our way out of the Delta this morning back to the poler’s station and drive back to Maun. Our aim is to be back at lunch to make it in time to partake in an optional scenic flights over the magnificent UNESCO world heritage site. Alternatively you could spend your time relaxing at the campsites pool.

Accommodation: Delta Rain’s Sitatunga Camp – Camping in twin share tents with shared facilities
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Optional Activities: Okavango Delta scenic flight per 5-seater plane – 45 min flight time US$470

Day 7

Maun – Ghanzi, Botswana

Leaving Maun today travelling to Ghanzi, which skirts the Kalahari Desert. We meet the San/Bushman and experience a guided bush walk with a cultural feeling and insight to the lives of the ancient people’s way of life. Learn how they work with nature and manage the renewable resources found in their surroundings. Support of this venture gives the San/Bushman a sustainable income and helps with maintaining that there culture does not die. Gather around the campfire this evening and enjoy the ancient dance rituals of the San/Bushman. On some occasions it could  be a healing or trance dance and might continue for the rest of the night.

Accommodation: Ghanzi Trailblazers – Camping in twin share tents with shared facilities
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Distance Covered: +/-260kms
WIFI: No
Approximate driving time: 4 hours
Optional Activities: traditional dancing US$15

Day 8 - 9

Ghanzi – Windhoek – Etosha National Park, Namibia

Today we leave Botswana behind and travel to Windhoek, the capital of Namibia. Enjoy your evening out at a local restaurant or pay a visit to Joe’s Beer House.

We wake up early and leave Windhoek only to make our way north to Etosha National Park, an enormous reserve of over 20, 000 square kilometres surrounding a central salt depression or ‘pan’. Seasonally, the pan is full of water, but specially managed waterholes sustain around 114 mammals and about 340 species of bird. Here, we spend two nights usually setting up camp near a floodlit waterhole. If you keep a lookout, chances are you will most probably witness a range of frequent night visitors including elephant, giraffe, zebra and even lion and hyena. This makes for one of the most unforgettable wildlife encounters in Namibia – a true ‘African’ experience and most definitely a highlight of any trip to Namibia. We game around Etosha National Park, an enormous reserve of over 22,270 square kilometres surrounding a central salt depression or ‘pan’. Seasonally, the pan is full of water, but specially managed waterholes sustain around 114 mammals and about 340 species of bird. In the afternoon of our arrival we adventure on a short game drive, followed by a full day’s game drive the next day.

Windhoek Accommodation: Urban Camp – Camping in twin share tents with shared facilities
Etosha Accommodation: Okaukuejo/Halali/Namutoni Camp (Etosha) – Camping in twin share tents with shared facilities
Meals included: Breakfast x 2, Lunch x 2, Dinner x 1
Distance Covered: +/-480kms (Ghanzi to Windhoek) and +/-420kms (Windhoek to Etosha)
Approximate Driving Time: 10 hours, Full day including game drives

Day 10

Etosha National Park, Namibia

Today we enjoy a full day of game driving in the park. Despite the dry nature of the park, it is home to a large species of birds as well as birds of prey.

After a full day game driving we return to camp, or onto the next camp and enjoy our last evening around the floodlit watering holes, observing natural animal behaviour at its best.

Trip Highlights: Etosha National Park game drives, Floodlit waterhole game viewing
Accommodation:Okaukuejo/Halai/Namutoni Camp – Camping in twin share tents with shared facilities
Meals included: Breakfast x 2, Lunch x 2, Dinner x 1
Distance Covered: 250km in the park
Approximate Driving Time: Full day including game drives

Day 11

Etosha – Spitzkoppe, Namibia

Leaving Etosha we make our stop at Spitzkoppe (a group of granite peaks) to admire ancient bushman paintings that have remained visible on the peculiar rock formations. These formations peak at 1800m above sea level and create a remarkable view. Be sure to take your time exploring the area and its pleasant tranquility whilst keeping an eye on the ever-changing colour of the rocks, specifically during sunrise and sunset when they take on extraordinary intense and vibrant shades of red. Also, make a point of having at least a short look at perhaps the most impressive rock painting, ‘Bushman Paradise’.

Our campsite for the evening, Spitzkoppe Restcamp, lies at the base of the mountain and is owned and maintained by the local community to whom all proceeds from our visit here go toward.

Accommodation: Spitzkoppe Community Camp – Camping in twin share tents with shared basic toilet facilities
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Distance Covered: +/-420km
Approximate Driving Time: 6 hours

Etosha

Day 12 - 13

Spitzkoppe – Swakopmund, Namibia

Leaving the beautiful Spitzkoppe, we make our way to the Atlantic coast and Swakopmund which is a smaller town reminiscent of Namibia’s colonial past but infused with modern adventure-orientated attractions. Swakopmund is Namibia’s chief seaside resort. Slotted in neatly between the desert and ocean, it is an enchanting coastal oasis. Here, you are welcome to try some adventurous desert-based activities such as quad biking, sand boarding, skydiving (weather permitting) and much more. The choice of what you’d like to do is all up to you after we receive a full briefing of other optional activities that will take place during our stay here. For anyone wishing to take an adventure break, you are encouraged to take some time for yourself and check out what the town has to offer. This includes things such as shopping, restaurants, museums, aquariums and art galleries. Otherwise, you could simply take a stroll along the promenade to admire the ocean and to indulge in the town’s café culture.

PLEASE NOTE: For practicality’s sake, meals in Swakopmund are restricted to breakfasts only. This allows for you to take on a half or full day of activities (several of which include lunch) without having to rush to be back in time for group meal times. The town of Swakopmund offers a large variety of bakeries and cafes that boast lovely selections of reasonably priced meals. (Allow ZAR50 – 100 per meal.) Unwind and enjoy these days at your own leisure.

Trip Highlights: Swakopmund, optional desert-adventure activities
Accommodation: Amanpuri Lodge – Dorm bed
Meals included: Breakfast x 2
Distance Covered: +/-150kms
Approximate Driving Time: 3 hours
Optional Activities – Sandboarding US$50, Quad Biking US$65, Skydiving US$210 , Deep sea fishing US$130, scenic flights US$300, Swakopmund Township Tour US$40

Day 14

Swakopmund – Solitaire, Namibia

Continuing south, we cross over the Tropic of Capricorn, stopping for a photo opportunity en route to Solitaire – Namibia’s smallest town – for the night.

Accommodation: Solitaire Camp- Camping in twin share tents with shared facilities
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Distance Covered: +/-280kms
Approximate Driving Time:4.5 hours

Day 15 - 16

Soltaire – Sesriem – Fish River Canyon, Namibia

We will wake before dawn for one of the highlights of the tour, climbing up Dune 45 to watch the rising sun. We will get the opportunity to explore Sossusvlei. Our accommodation this evening is nestled between the rocky granite outcrops of the Nubib and Tsaris mountains. The name “Hammerstein” is derived from one of the huge rocks shaped like a hammer.

We drive south through barren and rocky landscapes, onwards to the world’s second largest canyon. Fish River Canyon is one of the many natural wonders of Africa, being around 500m deep and over 160kms long. Once again, this area offers wonderful photographic opportunities as we meander around this area and make a visit to the canyon’s infamous sharp river bend known famously as ‘Hell’s Corner’.

Trip Highlights: Fish River Canyon
Accommodation: Little Sossus Lodge (First night) , Canyon Road House (Second night) – Camping in twin share tents with shared facilities(Fish River Canyon)
Meals included: Breakfast x2, Lunch x2, Dinner x2
Distance Covered: +/-280kms, +/- 430kms
Approximate driving time: 4.5 hours,  6 hours

Day 17

Fish River Canyon – Orange (Gariep) River, South Africa

Departing from Fish River Canyon, we continue south to the border of Namibia/South Africa toward the Gariep (Orange) River. Our campsite for tonight is situated on the grassy banks of the river, on the South African side. Here you will have a chance to unwind on the water’s edge, take a relaxing swim or embark on an optional canoeing trip that will allow you magnificent sights of the abundant birdlife in the area.

Trip Highlights: Namibia’s barren landscape, Orange (Gariep) River, optional canoe
Accommodation: Umkulu Camp – 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$50

Day 18

Orange (Gariep) River – Cederberg Region, South Africa

Continuing even further south, we pass through Namaqualand – well known for its fruitful display of wildflowers that occur in spring (best seen between the months of August – September). We camp at a charming campsite nestled close to the Olifants River. Here, we have the opportunity to sample some of the most exquisite wines of the region.

Trip Highlights: Cederberg Mountains, optional wine tasting
Accommodation: Highlanders Camp  – Camping in twin share tents with shared facilities
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Distance Covered: +/-400kms
Approximate Driving Time: 8 hours
Optional Activities: Wine tasting US$10

Day 19

Cederberg Region – Cape Town, South Africa

Leaving the scenic Cederberg area behind, we continue our southern travels, passing the abundant fruit growing area of Citrusdal as well as remarkable views as we make our way down the Picketberg Pass to the province of the Western Cape. We continue to our final destination – cosmopolitan Cape Town, which is without a doubt one of the world’s most beautiful cities. If time allows, we highly recommend that you spend a couple of days exploring this splendid city and its surrounds. Take advantage of the extensive variety of activities available in this magnificent city, such as visiting one of the current 7 Natural Wonders of the World – the strikingly beautiful and iconic Table Mountain.

Trip Highlights: Cederberg, Cape Town
Accommodation: None
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
Distance Covered: +/-260kms
Approximate Driving Time: 4.5 hours

 

Activities

Included in Adventure Activity Package Pass:

  • Chobe National Park Fish Eagle Boat Cruise and Open Vehicle Game Drive with Resident Guide*
  • Okavango Delta Wilderness Excursion
  • Sossusvlei 4x4 shuttle & guided walk*
*Highlight is part of the Adventure Activity Package Pass


Other Activities

South Africa

  • Orange River Canoeing $40
  • Wine Tasting $10
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
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 abseil $180
Price subject to change

 

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Highlights

Highlights

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

 

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