40 Day Serengeti to Cape Town Overland Adventure

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  • Zimbabwe Victoria Falls Group Travellers Landscape
  • Zambia Zambezi River White Water Rafting
  • Tanzania Serengeti Zebras Drinking Water
  • Tanzania Serengeti Safari Lions Tree
  • Tanzania Serengeti Leopard
  • Tanzania Serengeti Animals Wildebeast Zebras
  • Tanzania Ngorongoro Truck Zebras
  • South Africa Lando
  • South Africa Cape Town Table Mountain Shoreline Vista
  • Namibia Swakopmund Local Market Souvenirs
  • Namibia Sesriem Sossusvlei Namib Desert Dune 45
  • Namibia Mountain Landscape Sunrise
  • Namibia Etosha National Park Wildlife Safari Drive Elephant
  • Botswana Overland Canoe Sunset

Highlights

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  • Starts: Nairobi
  • Ends: Cape Town

Why You'll Love this Tour

Travelling for 40 days the Serengeti to Cape Town Overland ventures from the heart of East Africa to Africa's southern most tip, Cape Town. Explore remote regionsnatural wonders and colourful cultures as you relish the adventure while camping under the starry night sky, traveling Africa authentically. Enjoy mesmerising safaris in renown national parks and discover the Big Five. Glide through the Okavango Delta in a mokoro and encounter the San Bushmen in the Kalahari. Journey to the vast desert of Namibia and climb the highest sand dunes before sand-boarding down the other side. This tour is packed with amazing highlights leaving you with memories to last a life-time.  


Tour Style Camping
Countries Visited South Africa, Botswana, Kenya, Malawi, Namibia, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Zambia
Starts Nairobi
Ends Cape Town
Group Size Min 18 Max 22
Age Range 18 - 39 Years
Length 40 days
Tour SKU CAM2604

Tour Price

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Dates Tour Length: 40 days

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Included

  • 36 Breakfasts, 32 Lunches, 26 Dinners
  • Accommodation - Simple hotels (4 nights),  participation camping (27 nights), permanent tented camp (1 night), full service camping (2 nights), guesthouses (2 nights), basic bush camping (2 nights), hostel (1 night)
  • Transport (Overland adventure vehicle (OAV), 4x4 safari vehicles, minibus, ferry, mokoro)
  • Services of 2 crew (head guide/cook and driver)
  • Tribal Textiles Market & Courtyard Cafe
  • Mfuwe
  • Dqae Qare San Lodge & Camp
  • Dekar
  • Penduka Village Restaurant & Shop
  • Windhoek
  • !Khwa ttu San Culture and Education Centre
  • Swartwater
  • Kande Beach Local Dinner
  • Kande Beach
  • Victoria Falls
  • Entrances to Serengeti and Etosha National Parks and Ngorongoro Crater
  • Wildlife Safari Drives in Serengeti and Etosha National Parks and Ngorongoro Crater
  • Zanzibar excursion
  • Spice plantation tour
  • Okavango Delta overnight bush camping excursion
  • Entrance to Sossusvlei Dunes, Fish River Canyon, and Spitzkoppe

Excluded

  • International Airfares
  • Travel and medical insurance
  • Personal spending money
  • Visa costs
  • Border taxes
  • Passports
  • Vaccinations
  • Personal taxes (including departure and border taxes)
  • All optional activities
  • Unscheduled or optional national / game parks and other activities
  • Gratuities
  • Sleeping bag if needed
  • Restaurant meals (other than those listed)
  • All drinks
  • Tips
  • Laundry
  • Other items of a personal nature

Activities

Some of the activities you can take part in on this tour.

Included Activities on Serengeti to Cape Town Tour:

  • Tribal Textiles Market & Courtyard Cafe, Mfuwe
  • Dqae Qare San Lodge & Camp, Dekar
  • Penduka Village Restaurant & Shop, Windhoek
  • !Khwa ttu San Culture and Education Centre, Swartwater
  • Kande Beach Local Dinner, Kande Beach
  • Victoria Falls
  • Entrances to Serengeti and Etosha National Parks and Ngorongoro Crater
  • Wildlife Safari Drives in Serengeti and Etosha National Parks and Ngorongoro Crater
  • Zanzibar excursion
  • Spice plantation tour
  • Okavango Delta overnight bush camping excursion
  • Waterberg Plateau visit
  • Entrance to Sossusvlei Dunes, Fish River Canyon, and Spitzkoppe


Other Activities

Nairobi

  • David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage Visit (26-65USD per person)
  • Karen Blixen Museum (34-73USD per person)
  • Railway Museum (6USD per person)
  • The Carnivore Restaurant (51-82USD per person)
  • National Museum (21-33USD per person)
Serengeti National Park
  • Serengeti Balloon Safari (600USD per person)
Arusha
  • Zanzibar Express Southbound
Jozani Forest
  • Jozani Forest Tour (35-150USD per person)
Jambiani
  • Snorkelling (35-60USD per person)
  • Swahili Cultural Tour (70-200USD per person)
Nungwi
  • Scuba Diving (65USD per person)
Kendwa
  • Safari Blue - Sailing Day Trip (60-100USD per person)
Stone Town
  • Stone Town Walking Tour (20-40USD per person)
Kande Beach
  • Swimming
  • Snorkelling
  • Village Walk
Mfuwe
  • South Luangwa Wildlife Safari Drive
  • South Luangwa Walking Safari
Victoria Falls
  • Victoria Falls Visit (30USD per person)
  • Chobe National Park Day Trip (170USD per person)
  • Victoria Falls Helicopter Ride - 15min (160USD per person)
  • Victoria Falls Helicopter Ride - 25min (330USD per person)
  • Victoria Falls Whitewater Rafting (150 - 160USD per person)
  • Zambezi River Sunset Cruise (50USD per person)
  • Zambezi Bungee Jump (160USD per person)
  • Princess Laundry Service
  • Zipline over the Zambezi (45USD per person)
  • Bridge Swing over the Zambezi (160USD per person)
Chobe National Park
  • Chobe River Sunset Cruise (50USD per person)
  • Chobe National Park Safari Drive (50USD per person)
  • Evening Photo Safari on Chobe River (130USD per person)
Maun
  • Okavango Delta Flight (120USD per person)
Ghanzi
  • Traditional San/Bushmen Dancing (10USD per person)
  • San/Bushmen Walk (10USD per person)
Etosha National Park
  • Etosha Open Vehicle Wildlife Safari Night Drive (750NAD per person)
  • Etosha Open Vehicle Wildlife Safari Drive (660NAD per person)
Swakopmund
  • Swakopmund Guided Cultural Tour (500NAD per person)
  • Swakopmund Skydiving (2800NAD per person)
  • Sandboarding in the Namib Desert (600NAD per person)
  • Skeleton Coast Scenic Flight (5000NAD per person)
Sossusvlei
  • Sossusvlei Desert Walk (10USD per person)
Namib Desert
  • Namib Desert Walk (30USD per person)
Fish River Canyon
  • Swimming
Orange River
  • Canoeing on Orange River (300ZAR per person)
Cederberg
  • Wine Tasting (120ZAR per person)
Table Mountain
  • Table Mountain Hike (600 - 1500ZAR per person)
  • Table Mountain Cable Car (290 - 330ZAR per person)
Cape Town
  • Two Oceans Aquarium (185ZAR per person)
  • Wine Tour and Tasting (950ZAR per person)
  • Cape Point and Boulders Beach Tour (1100ZAR per person)
  • Tandem Paragliding (1500ZAR per person)
  • Table Mountain Abseiling (1400ZAR per person)
  • Sandboarding in the Atlantis Dunes (800ZAR per person)

Itinerary

Day 1

Nairobi, Kenya

Upon your arrival in Nairobi, you will be transferred to your accommodation. Please ensure you have all the necessary visas for your trip. There will be a welcome meeting at 18:00 where you will get the opportunity to meet your group and tour guides. If you arrive early, you are free to explore the city as you please, returning to the accommodation in time for the welcome meeting. Later the evening, you have the option of joining the group for a local dinner.

Accommodation: Hotel Boulevard (or similar)
Optional Activities: David Sheldrick Elephant Orphange Visit – 26 – 65 USD, Karen Blixen Museum – 34 – 73 USD, Railway Museum – 6 USD, National Museum – 21 – 33 USD, The Carnivore Restaurant – 51 – 82 USD.

Day 2

Nairobi – Arusha, Tanzania

We have a long journey ahead of us today, crossing semi-arid landscapes that are home to the Maasai people – a semi-nomadic tribe. Get your passports ready as we cross the boarder from Kenya into Tanzania, another country you can tick off your list!

Accommodation: Meserani Snake Park (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Distance: 286 km (10 hours travelling time)

Day 3

Arusha – Serengeti National Park

Following breakfast, we start our adventure into the Serengeti National Park and the magnificent Ngorongoro Crater – two of Africa’s leading wildlife regions. Your 3 day and 2 night excursion starts as you hop on the specialised 4×4 safari vehicle which leads us on an incredible game drive through the Park by expert driver/guides. The trucks we use have sliding windows and a big, pop-up roof that is ideal for fantastic game viewing.

With an area of 14,763 square kilometres, the Serengeti is incredibly vast. We camp and spend time game viewing in the central Serengeti ‘Seronera’ region, which is situated in the southeast of the Park. You can expect to see a variety of wildlife such as buffaloes, lions, zebras, wildebeest, elephants along with many other animals.

Due to the size of the reserve, certain areas will not be available to visit during our stay here. As we travel through the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and into the Serengeti National Park, you will begin to realise the enormity of this region, admiring the huge populations of wildlife that roam the acacia-spotted plains.

Accommodation: Seronera Campsite (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Included Highlight: Serengeti National Park Safari
Distance: 320 km (8 hours travelling time)

Day 4

Serengeti National Park – Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania

We will continue to experience the Serengeti on more game drives in the morning. When we return to the campsite we will pack up and journey to the Ngorongoro Crater for spectacular views of the rim populated with a variety of wildlife where we will camp for the night.

Some of you may have pre-booked a Serengeti Balloon Safari in which case this activity will likely take place today. In this case you will miss the morning game drive.

Accommodation: Simba Campsite (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Included Highlight: Serengeti National Park Safari
Optional Activities: Serengeti Balloon Safari (600USD per person)
Distance: 160 km (4 hours travelling time)

Day 5

Ngorongoro Crater – Arusha, Tanzania

Today we travel to the Crater floor, taking in the massive variety of fauna and flora, including zebra, gazelle, impala and cheetah that are enclosed by the Crater’s walls. Following our last safari we make our way back to Arusha.

If you have pre-booked the Zanzibar Express you will leave the group in Arusha and be transferred to your hotel for the night. In the morning you will board your flight to Zanzibar.

Accommodation: Meserani Snake Park (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Included Highlight: Ngorongoro Crater Wildlife Safari Drive
Optional Activity: Zanzibar Express Flight Southbound (upgrade includes all transfers, local flight and additional hotel night in Zanzibar)
Distance: 200 km (4 – 5 hours travelling time)

Day 6

Arusha – Bagamoyo, Tanzania

Today we travel through varied landscapes on our way to the warm Indian Ocean Coast. We depart Arusha early to travel to Bagamoyo. Be sure to look out for Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s tallest mountain! Bagamoyo is a coastal town and recently named a World Heritage Site. Bagamoyo was an important trading port to the central east African coast in the late 19th century.

If you have booked the Zanzibar Express you will transfer to the airport this morning for your flight to Zanazibar. Upon arrival in Stone Town enjoy a free day of shopping, relaxing or wandering through the markets. Meet with the group again tomorrow. Note, only breakfast included today for those on the upgrade.

Accommodation: Firefly Bagamoyo Campsite or similar
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Distance: 590 km (12 hours travelling time)

Day 7

Bagamoyo – Nungwi, Tanzania

Get ready for the picturesque beaches of Zanzibar as we drive from Bagamoyo to Dar es Salaam. Upon arrival, we will take a ferry to Zanzibar. Once in Zanzibar we travel north to Nungwi Beach. Relax on the white sandy beaches and explore the village. You may also opt  to go snorkelling or diving. During your stay here we encourage you to dress modestly due to the Muslim religion. Women are asked to cover up and men should refrain from wearing shorts. Please always ask before taking photographs.

Accommodation: Fun Beach (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast
Optional Activity: Snorkelling (35 – 60USD per person), Scuba Diving (65USD per person)
Distance: 3 – 4 hours travelling time + 2 hour Ferry trip

Day 8

Nungwi, Tanzania

Today we take time walking along the beaches or going snorkeling (35-60USD), scuba diving (65USD), or sailing the azure waters on traditional boats (60-100USD including lunch and canoe trip). Explore the sealife of Mnemba island and relish the turquoise coastline. The locals here get very excited about seeing visitors and will offer you a plethora of activities to partake in. Try not to be overwhelmed by their enthusiasm!

Accommodation: Fun Beach (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast
Optional Activities: Scuba Diving – 65 USD, Snorkelling – 35 – 60 USD, Safari Blue Sailing Day Trip – 60 -100 USD, Nungwi Village Tour – 48 – 170 USD, Swahili Cultural Tour – 70 – 200 USD, Jozani Forest Tour 35 – 150 USD

Day 9

Nungwi – Stone Town, Tanzania

We will travel back to Stone Town stopping for a guided tour of the spice plantation where you can walk through the farmlands and learn more about the spices and their medicinal and culinary uses. Prick your senses as you familiarize yourself with black pepper, cardamon, cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla and lemon grass.

Have the rest of the day free to explore the cobble streets of Stone Town. Marvel at Arabic buildings while getting lost in narrow lanes exploring local artworks, antique shops and traditional printed fabrics.

Accommodation: Tausi Palace Hotel (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast
Included Highlight: Spice Plantation Tour
Optional Acivities: Stone Town Walking Tour – 20 – 40 USD
Distance: 60 km (1 – 2 hours travelling time)

Day 10

Stone Town – Baobab Valley, Tanzania

We hop on the ferry making our way back to Dar es Salaam. Upon arrival we travel to our next campsite for the tour. Situated on the banks of the Ruaha River, we travel west to the Baobab Valley. Our campsite is situated on the edge of the Udzwungwa Mountains National Park.

Accommodation: Tanswiss Campsite (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Distance: 200 km Ferry trip (2 hours travelling time) + 360 km in the overland truck (6 hours travelling time)

Day 11

Baobab Valley – Iringa, Tanzania

We spend another day travelling as we make our way south to Iringa. On the way, we will stop by a crafts centre in Iringa that supports the local community by employing local artists with disabilities. Here, feel free to grab a refreshment or purchase a souvenir to take home.

Accommodation: Kisolanza Farm (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Included Highlight: Iringa Craft Centre
Distance: 180 km (5 hours travelling time)

Day 12

Iringa – Chitimba, Malawi

Today your passport gets yet another stamp! We leave Iringa making our way across the boarder into Malawi. Chitimba Beach, situated on Lake Malawi, is complete with beautiful views of Tanzania across the lake and mountains in the background. You are free to spend the afternoon exploring.

Accommodation: Chitimba Beach Lodge and Camp
Meals: Breakfast. Lunch, Dinner
Distance: 235 km (9 hours travelling time)

Day 13

Chitimba – Kande Beach, Malawi

In the morning, we leave Chitimba and drive south, along Lake Malawi, to Kande Beach, another breathtaking beach also situated on Lake Malawi. The Lake is the primary attraction of Malawi, and is around 500 kilometres in length. Lake Malawi houses more fish species than any other lake in the world and has large shoals of Chichlids. Locals depend heavily on the lake for survival – they use mokoros (dugout canoes) to fish from and throw out long nets. There is also a wide variety of diverse ethnic groups here, all speaking their own language.

Accommodation: Kande Beach Lodge & Campsite or similar
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Distance: 5 hours travelling time

Day 14

Kande Beach, Malawi

Take some time today to relax and enjoy Kande Beach. Explore the area by foot, go snorkelling or enjoy a village tour. A traditional dinner cooked by the locals will be enjoyed tonight.

Accommodation: Kande Beach Lodge and Campsite (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Included Highlight: Kande Beach Local Dinner
Optional Activities: Snorkelling, Village Walk, Swimming

Day 15

Kande Beach – Chipata, Zambia

We cross the border into Zambia today, so be sure to once again have your visa ready. We make our way to Chipata – the capital of the Eastern Province. Chipata, formerly known as Fort Jameson, serves as a favoured station for travelers to refuel en route to South Luangwa National Park.

Accommodation: Mama Rula’s Camp (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Distance: 400 km (7 hours travelling time)

Day 16

Chipata – South Luangwa National Park, Zambia

Today we travel a shorter distance to South Luangwa National Park. En route, head to the community empowerment Tribal Textiles Market & Courtyard Cafe for lunch and a visit to a craft workshop. Upon arrival in South Luangwa National Park, you have the rest of the afternoon free to do as little or as much as you’d like.

Accommodation: Wildlife Camp (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Included Highlight: Tribal Textiles Market & Courtyard Cafe
Optional Activity: South Luangwa Wildlife Safari Drive
Distance: 150 km (2 – 3 hours travelling time)

Day 17

South Luangwa National Park, Zambia

Today you are free to explore the South Luangwa National Park. There are plenty of activities to partake in and enrich your time here such as walking safaris, night drives and a visit to the local village. We highly recommend the walking safari as South Luangwa is the birth place of walking safaris in Africa and there is loads to see and experience in this park.

Accommodation: Wildlife Camp (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Optional Activities: South Luangwa Walking Safari, Morning or evening South Luangwa Wildlife Safari Drive

Day 18

South Luangwa National Park – Lusaka, Zambia

Today’s lengthy adventure through rugged roads leads us to an exclusive game farm located 29 kilometres outside of Zambia’s capital, Lusaka. Here, you will be able to admire the many zebra, buffalo and springboks that wander freely around the area. At the campsite you can unwind next to the swimming pool, or at the camp’s bar.

Note: As this is an overnight stop alongside two long travel days, you will unfortunately not have time to explore Lusaka as your camp is 29km outside of the town.

Accommodation: Eureka Camping Park (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Distance: 750 km (12 hours travelling time)

Day 19

Lusaka – Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

We will cross the border today as we venture into Zimbabwe to see the awe-inspiring Victoria Falls. Please ensure you have the correct visa ready at the border. The Zambezi River has eroded a passage over time which has deepened into an exit gorge forming Victoria Falls. Our accommodation for the night is in the beautiful town of Victoria Falls.

Accommodation: Explorers Village Camping (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Optional Activities: Victoria Falls Visit – 30 USD

Day 20

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

You can spend another day viewing Victoria Falls or take part in the optional activities. Go Whitewater Rafting (150-160USD) on the raging rapids of the Zambezi for some thrilling excitement as you navigate your way through grade 5 rapids. Lunch and transfers are included in this activity cost.

Please note: The river conditions will vary depending on the time of the year. High water season is from February to July and low water season is from August to January. Also note the heavy rains of March and April may result in a closed season for rafting. You will depart in the morning and spend the full day navigating your way through the canyon, you will also need to partake in a 45 min hike down and again back up the Batoka Gorge so be prepared with appropriate footwear.

As this is a combo tour, you may be saying goodbye to some friends made and hello to other new travel partners today. For this reason there is also a welcome meeting today to brief you on the next leg of your travels, followed by an optional dinner.

Accommodation: Explorers Village Camping (or similar)
Optional Activities: Victoria Falls Visit – 30 USD, Zambezi Bungee Jump – 160 USD, Zipline over the Zambezi – 45 USD, Bridge Swing over the Zambezi – 160 USD, Zambezi River Sunset Cruise – 50 USD, Victoria Falls Helicopter Ride (15 min) – 160 USD, Victoria Falls Helicoter Ride (25 min) – 330 USD, Victoria Falls Whitewater Rafting – 150 – 160 USD, Chobe National Park Day Trip – 170 USD, Princess Laundry Service (ask at the campsite)

Day 21

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Today is our third day in Victoria Falls where you can take part in any other adventures you have not experienced yet such as Ziplining (45USD), a Bridge Swing over the Zambezi (160USD) or a Sunset Cruise (58USD).

to get the most out of your tour, the following activities may be pre-booked: Zambezi Whitewater Rafting, Victoria Falls Helicopter Ride or the Zambezi River Sunset Cruise.

Any optional activities listed on this day may be booked upon arrival in Victoria Falls.

Accommodation: Explorers Village Camping (or similar)
Optional Activities: Victoria Falls Whitewater Rafting – 150 – 160 USD, Zambezi River Sunset Cruise – 50 USD, Victoria Falls Helicopter Ride (15 min) – 160 USD, Victoria Falls Visit – 30 USD, Zambezi Bungee Jump – 160 USD.

Day 22

Victoria Falls – Kasane, Botswana

We leave Victoria Falls and cross the boarder into Botswana. We make our way to Chobe National Park, home to the biggest population of elephants in Southern Africa. In the afternoon, feel free to embark on an optional game drive through the Park (50USD), or better yet, an optional Chobe River Sunset Boat Cruise (50USD). Either way relish the incredible wildlife inland or along the river’s banks.

Chobe National Park is one of the world’s last remaining large wilderness regions. In terms of size, the Chobe NP is the third biggest reserve in the country, sporting the most diverse and fantastic fauna and flora. The reserve has the biggest elephant population in the continent with the majority forming part of the largest surviving elephant concentrations in the world.

Accommodation: Thebe River Safaris Camping (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Optional Activities: Chobe River Sunset Cruise – 50 USD, Chobe National Park Safari Drive – 50 USD, Evening Photo Safari on Chobe River – 130 USD
Distance: 2 – 3 hours travelling time

Day 23

Kasane – Gweta, Botswana

Opt to embark on a final safari drive this morning before we travel south to Gweta where we are treated to the unique experience of camping beneath beautiful old Baobab trees.

The town of Gweta is located between the bigger towns of Nata and Maun, on the Makgadikgadi Pan’s rim. During rainy seasons, the pans fill up bringing life to the dormant aquatic life from the mud. The lush grasslands also boast with life and is home to an abundance of antelope attracting a variety of predators.

Accommodation: Planet Baobab (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Optional Activity: Chobe National Park Safari Drive – 50 USD
Distance: 350 km (7 hours travelling time)

Day 24

Gweta – Maun, Botswana

We will leave Gweta in the morning and drive across Botswana towards Maun arriving in the afternoon. For those of you who want to have a different view of the Okavango Delta you can take a 1 hour scenic flight over the vast wilderness and waterways with hippos below (120USD). Alternatively you can spend the afternoon at your own leisure or simply unwind at the campsite.

For those that have pre-booked the Okavango Delta Flight, today will most likely be the day for the activity. It is subject to change therefore your guide will give confirm when it will take place.

Maun is the gateway to the Okavango Delta and enjoys the reputation of being the premier town of Botswana. It was initially founded in 1915 by the Batawana, with the name ‘Maun’ meaning ‘place of reeds’. Though officially still a village, Maun is the fifth biggest town in Botswana. It is a diverse combination of contemporary structures and traditional huts. Maun is renowned as the tourism capital of Botswana and the administrative hub of the Ngamiland district. The town has swiftly grown from a rural town, stretching along the Thamalakane River. However, it still manages to maintain a rural atmosphere and local tribesmen continue to lead their cattle to the town to sell.

Accommodation: Sedia Riverside Camping (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Optional Activity: Okavango Delta Flight – 120 USD
Distance: 5 hours travelling time

Day 25

Maun – Okavango Delta, Botswana

We pack and prepare for our one night/two day excursion into the Okavango Delta. We encourage all tavellers to bring along a 5 litre bottle of water to take on the excursion – This should be plenty water for both drinking and cleaning purposes.

We embark on our thrilling adventure into the Delta as we travel in safari vehicles. We then board our mokoros (traditional dugout canoes) that carry us into the depths of the Delta. A few hours later we arrive at our bush camp for lunch and set up our tents. In the afternoon we will set off on a guided walk to spot wildlife in the bush while in the evening we will be joined by the locals for some singing and dancing around the campfire.

Our basic camp has a bush toilet with no shower, but you are surrounded by the beauty of nature so it is well worth it.

Accommodation: Okavango Delta Camping (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Included Highlights: Mokoro Experience, Okavango Delta Excursion
Distance: 2 hours in the Mokoro, 1 hour in the safari vehicle

Day 26

Maun – D’kar, Botswana

Leaving Maun this morning we travel through the western region of Botswana, the heart of the Kalahari, on our way to D’kar. We arrive at our camp in the early evening in time for an optional Bushman walk. Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity to gain insight into the fascinating lifestyle of the San as they share their survival skills and in-depth knowledge of the Kalahari wilderness they call home.

You will also have the option to engage with the Bushmen around the campfire at night and experience their dance rituals, forming an intense spiritual experience. Their celebration of life and intriguing traditions will have you in awe.

Accommodation: Dqae Qare San Lodge & Camp (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Optional Activities: San/Bushmen Walk – 10 USD, Traditional San/Bushmen Dancing – 10 USD
Distance: 2 hours in the Mokoro, 1 hour in the safari vehicle and 280 km in the overland truck (4 – 5 hours travelling time)

Day 27

D’kar – Windhoek, Namibia

We have a long day of driving ahead of us as we cross the boarder, making our way from D’kar to Windhoek. Windhoek is Namibia’s capital city, with a population of around 230,000 and an altitude of 1,654 metres. During WW1, Windhoek was taken over by South African troops and was converted into a British dominion. Until Namibia’s independence in 1990, Windhoek was known as the capital of Southwest Africa.

Upon arrival in Windhoek, feel free to explore the city centre at your leisure or unwind back at the accommodation.

Accommodation: Urban Camp (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Distance: 565 km (8 – 9 hours travelling time)

Day 28

Windhoek – Etosha National Park, Namibia

We stop for lunch at Penduka Village Restaurant and Shop, just outside Windhoek, where you can stretch you legs and enjoy refreshments. After lunch, we make our way to the Etosha National Park. Upon arrival we embark on a wildlife safari drive in the overland vehicle in search of more than 100 species of mammals including lions, elephants, giraffes, blue wildebeest, springbok, zebra and more. There is an optional open vehicle wildlife safari night drive available for booking.

Accommodation: Etosha National Park Okaukuejo Restcamp (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Included Highlight:  Penduka Village Restaurant & Shop,
Optional Activity: Etosha Open Vehicle Wildlife Safari Drive
Distance: 280 km (6 hours travelling time)

2020 Itinerary Change: Please note that on this day in 2020, we will travel from Windhoek to The Waterberg Plateau travelling for 4-5 hours. Upon arrival at the Waterberg Plateau there is an optional hike through the trails of the national park. We won’t be embarking on the Etosha National Park game drive on this day.

Day 29

Etosha National Park, Namibia

Today is a full day of driving in the park in search of wildlife such as lions, rhinos, elephants, giraffes, blue wildebeest, springbok, zebra, and hyenas. There is again the option of joining in on an Open Vehicle Wildlife Safari Drive (660NAD) with a naturalist guide who will take you in search of wildlife at dusk and into the early evening to view the nocturnal wildlife.

Accommodation: Etosha National Park Okaukuejo Restcamp (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Included Highlight: Etosha National Park Wildlife Safari Drive in the Overland truck
Optional Activity: Etosha National Park Open Vehicle Wildlife Safari – 660 NAD

2020 Itinerary Change: We travel from the Waterberg Plateau to Etosha National Park on this day in 2020, travelling for 4 – 5 hours. There is an optional activity of an Etosha Open Vehicle Safari Night Drive (750 NAD From 1 Dec 2019)

Day 30

Etosha National Park – Damaraland, Namibia

This morning we hop in the overland vehicle and embark on our last safari drive in Etosha. We then say farewell to the national park and travel through the breathtaking desert landscapes on our way to Damaraland. There is an option to take part in a Prehistoric Rock Engravings Guided Tour where you will  learn more about the prehistoric rock engravings made during the stone age.

Accommodation: Aba-Huab Camp (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Included Highlight: Etosha National Park Wildlife Safari Drive
Optional Activity: Prehistoric Rock Engravings Guided Tour – 100NAD
Distance: 380 km (8 hours travelling time)

2020 Itinerary Change: We spend this day in Etosha National Park in 2020, dedicating the full day to game drives. There will be no travelling time on this day. There is also an optional open vehicle wildlife safari drive available.

Day 31

Damaraland – Spitzkoppe, Namibia

This morning we explore the Damarland Living Museum learning more about the lost culture of the Damara people – one of the oldest nations in Namibia. We then travel south to the granite rocks of Spitzkoppe. You can explore on foot and spend the evening relaxing while looking up at the beautiful night’s sky! We will be roughing a bit in the bush tonight with long-drop toilets and no running water.

Accommodation: Spitzkoppe camp (or similar)
Meals
: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Included Highlight: Damaraland Living Museum
Distance: 300 km (8 hours travelling time)

2020 Itinerary Change: We travel to Spitzkoppe from Etosha National Park on this day in 2020 travelling for 7 – 8 hours, with no stop in Damaraland.

Day 32

Spitzkoppe – Swakopmund, Namibia

Leaving Spitzkoppe we travel through the coastal region on our way to Swakopmund – the adrenaline capital. We spend two evenings in this region, where you will have time to explore the town drenched in history. Swakopmund is home to spectacular lunar landscapes, vibrant sunsets and strange prehistoric Welwitchia vegetation.

Accommodation: Amanpuri Backpackers (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Distance: 425 km (7 – 8 hours travelling time)

Day 33

Swakopmund, Namibia

Today is free for you to explore Swakopmund and it’s many activities on offer:

  • Sandboarding in the Namib Desert 600NAD per person – Grab a board and sail down the dunes for an adrenaline kick of note
  • Skydiving in Swakopmund 2800NAD per person – Take a plummet into the skies of Namibia with your trusted and skilled instructor
  • Swakopmund Guided Cultural Tour 500NAD per person – Enjoy a historical guided tour of the back streets of Swakopmund and visit the home of a local ethic Herero woman. Sip on local brews at a ‘shebeen’ (pub).
  • Skeleton Coast Scenic Flight 5000NAD per person – Get a bird’s eye view of the ship wrecks, Damaraland and the unusual Spitzkoppe rock formations

Accommodation: Amanpuri Lodge (or similar)
Meals: No meals will be provided today, offering you the chance to sample the local cuisine.

Day 34

Swakopmund – Namib Desert, Namibia

A long day of travelling awaits as we make our way to our camp on the edge of the Namib Desert, arriving in the afternoon.This is a truly remote area, giving you a sense of being alone with nature. You have the option of a desert walk with a local expert and learn about the desert and its mysteries.

Accommodation: Namib Desert Camp Boesman (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Distance: 300 km (7 hours travelling time)

Day 35

Namib Desert, Namibia

This morning we explore Sesriem Canyon before continuing onto the desert dunes where we climb the famous Dune 45. Find yourself surrounded by the red sand dunes of Sossusvlei glimmering in the light of dusk as they form the gateway to the Namib Desert.

We will be visiting Sossusvlei today which is a clay pan enclosed by the world’s largest sand dunes and surrounding ancient dead trees. The Tsauchab River flows through the Sesriem Canyon every 5 – 10 years, thereby creating the nearby salt and clan pan of Sossusvlei. You can take an optional guided walk around the dunes or explore the area on your own.

Accommodation: Namib Desert Camp Boesman (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Included Highlight: Sesriem Canyon Visit and Dune 45 climb
Optional Activities: Sossusvlei Desert Walk – 10 USD, Namib Desert Walk – 300 NAD
Distance: 5 hours travelling time

Day 36

Namib Desert – Fish River Canyon, Namibia

The Fish River stretches 650 kms in length, making it Namibia’s longest river. It’s source is located in the eastern Naukluft Mountains and runs southwest of Ai-Ais into the Oranje. The canyon itself is situated along the lower area of the Fish River, and is one of the most remarkable natural creations of Southern Africa. It runs 550 metres deep, 27 kilometres wide and is the oldest canyon in the world, formed around 500 million years back, with some of its bottom rocks aging up to about 2,600 million years. Cat fish can be found in the River and survive the arid seasons by digging into the mud and waiting for the water to return. The levels of the water are usually highest from February to April, and the highest known temperature at the Canyon’s floor is 58 degrees Celsius.

Take some time to explore the canyon rim and admire the dramatic sunset as it disappears behind the edge of the canyon. After snapping some amazing pics, we head back to camp for the rest of the evening.

Accommodation: Hobas Campsite (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Included Highlight: Fish River Canyon Sunset Visit
Distance: 560 km (9 – 10 hours travelling time)

Day 37

Fish River Canyon – Orange River, South Africa

Making our way south, we cross the border into South Africa travelling to the banks of the Orange River where we will set up camp.

Following camp setup, we indulge in some early evening swimming, unwinding and maybe even some river canoeing (optional). Or just sit by the banks and watch the water wind it’s way to some heavy rapids.

Accommodation: Fiddlers Creek Rest Camp (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Optional Activity: Canoeing on Orange River – 350 ZAR
Distance: 180 km (5 hours travelling time)

Day 38

Orange River – Cederberg, South Africa

Witness the large plantations of natural rooibos tea and marvel at the beautiful Western Cape scenery. We travel south to our camp on a local farm in the Cederberg Mountain area. Here, we visit a local vineyard, do some wine tasting and spend time exploring the camp surrounds in this stunning area of South Africa. There is also a swimming pool at the campsite where you can chill out.

Accommodation: Highlands Campsite (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Optional Activity: Wine tasting – 120 ZAR
Distance: 390 km (6 – 7 hours travelling time)

Day 39

Cederberg – Cape Town, South Africa

Before making our way to the cosmopolitan Cape Town, we visit !Khwa ttu San Culture and Education Centre where you have the rare opportunity to interact with the young San women and men while learning about their fascinating history and cultural traditions.

Upon our early afternoon arrival in Cape Town, enjoy the majestic views of Table Mountain and opt to go on a final night out with the group.

Please note: We highly recommend booking an extra night or two in Cape Town before your flight home in order to fully explore this vibrant city.

Accommodation: Once in Cape Town (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Included Highlight: !Khwa ttu San Culture and Education Centre
Distance: 300 km (5 hours travelling time)

Day 40

Cape Town, South Africa

Our tour comes to an end after breakfast today however, we encourage you to spend an extra night in Cape Town to experience everything that the beautiful city has to offer.

Meals: Breakfast
Optional Activities: Wine tour and tasting – 950 ZAR, Table Mountain Cable Car 290 – 330 ZAR, Table Mountain Hike – 600 – 1500 ZAR, Two Oceans Aquarium – 185 ZAR, Cape Point and Boulders Beach Tour – 1100 ZAR, Tandem Paragliding – 1500 ZAR, Table Mountain Abseiling – 1400 ZAR, Sandboarding in the Atlantis Dunes – 800 ZAR.

Onward Travel Plans

Due to on the road variable beyond our control (such as border crossings, traffic, delays, etc) on the tours. The end time on the last day can’t be guaranteed and therefore we strongly recommend you stay the night and fly out the next day. Please consult with your booking consultant.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need a Yellow Fever Vaccine?

You may be required to show a Yellow Fever certificate upon entering the country(s) visited. Please check in with your local health expert for advice on Yellow Fever and other inoculations required for this area. According to the WHO and CDC, there is no risk of yellow fever in Botswana. It is compulsory to show a valid Yellow Fever vaccination certificate if you are travelling to Botswana from a Yellow Fever endemic country, or have recently travelled to a Yellow Fever endemic country.

What is a participation tour?

Your safari will require some participation on your part. The tour group is usually divided into small groups and given different tasks which change on a day to day basis. These will include helping with meal prep, cleaning up after means and packing out tables and chairs. It's all part of your adventure and when everyone puts in a little effort the trip will run smoothly.

What is required on a camping tour?

All camping equipment (with the exception of your sleeping bag and pillow) is supplied. We supply dome tents which you will need to assemble and disassemble, it's really simple and only takes 5 minutes. All tents have built-in insect nets. Mattresses are also available, which are approximately 4cm thick, warm and comfortable. You will simply need to bring your own sleeping bag, pillow, sheet and towel.

What is an overland truck?

Your trusted transport is a custom built 24 seater vehicle. It has internal storage for your main luggage along with a safety box for valuable. The Overland truck also has large sliding windows, perfect for game viewing. However we will be travelling in smaller safari vehicles in the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater. Your overland seat will be reclining and has a USB charger port along with air conditioning. The truck has a fully equipped mobile kitchen and holds a 250L tank of drinking water. There are however no on-board bathrooms on the overland truck, but your driver will make rest stops along the way for your convenience.

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