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34 Day Zanzibar to Cape Town Overland Adventure

Starts: Dar es Salaam, Ends: Cape Town

Group Size: Max 24

Age Range: 18 - 39 Years

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Tour Overview

Departing from Dar es Salaam   and Ends in Cape Town

This Zanzibar to Cape Town Overland Adventure provides a comprehensive insight into some of Southern Africa’s finest attractions. Our unique itinerary has been carefully mapped to maximise your experience in the time you spend exploring this magnificent continent with us. Visit the bronzed beaches on the tropical island of Zanzibar and the thunderous Victoria Falls. Enjoy the serenity of the Chobe River and the Okavango Delta. Climb the enormous sand dunes in the desert and explore the interesting city of Cape Town.

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

Highlights

  • Zanzibar, Return Ferry & Accommodation
  • Mosi Oa Tunya NP Victoria Falls Visit
  • Chobe NP Fish Eagle Boat Cruise*
  • Chobe NP Open Vehicle Game Drive with Resident Guide*
  • Okavango Delta Wilderness Excursion Mokoro/Walking Safari*
  • Kalahari Bushman Walk
  • Etosha NP Game Drives
  • Spitzkoppe Bushman Paintings
  • Sossusvlei Shuttle and guided walk*
  • Dune 45
  • Sesriem Canyon
*Highlights are included in the Adventure Pass

Included

  • Fully equipped safari vehicle
  • Camping and cooking equipment
  • All road tolls and vehicle taxes
  • All ground transportation
  • Services of two crew
  • Sleeping mattress
  • Meals as indicated

Excluded

  • Activity Package excursions
  • Visas
  • Travel insurance
  • Flights
  • Departure taxes
  • Airport transfers
  • Sleeping bag
  • Optional activities
  • Tips, drinks, items of a personal nature
  • NB Dinner in Windhoek, lunches and dinners in Swakopmund, Livingstone and on Zanzibar are not included

SKU: CAE2505

Itinerary

Day 1 - 3

Zanzibar

The other history of Zanzibar is not romantic. The island was once also a staging post for slaves purchased from the African interior being detained before shipping to Middle Eastern slave owners. The places where these men and women were held can still be seen and even the shortest visit is enough to convey the atrocious conditions they were forced to endure. On a lighter note though Zanzibar is also home of the Zanzibar Colobus Monkey, the Zanzibar Servaline Genet and the possibly extinct Zanzibar Leopard.

Our time spent in Zanzibar is not structured and your time is at leisure. One of the best ways to see Stone Town is simply on foot, where you can explore the bazaars for old maritime trinkets and cloths. You can also partake in activities such as visiting mosques, palaces, courtyards and alleyways of the old town. Spices such as nutmeg, cinnamon and black pepper are grown in nearby plantations of which you are encouraged to take day tours where you are free to have your senses dazzled by the tastes and scents available to experience. If you’re the kind of person who leans more toward leisure time spent on the beach, you’re always free to enjoy the white sand and sparkling ocean and to simply soak up the sun’s rays. If you’re looking for a good swim or dip in the sea, head out to the northern beaches to experience the warm and inviting Indian Ocean at its best where you can try your hand at snorkelling and diving, indulge in some tasty, lavish seafood or just relax beneath a coconut palm with a cocktail and good book in hand.

PLEASE NOTE: Because we leave the truck on the mainland, basic tourist class accommodation and breakfast in Zanzibar is included in the tour price but for the sake of flexibility, lunches and dinners are left for your own account. Usually we spend one night in Stone Town and the following two evenings in the north of the island at one of the beaches. Your Tour Leader will be able to assist should you experience any problems whatsoever.

Trip Highlights: Ferry to Zanzibar, Stone Town, Northern beaches, optional Zanzibar activities
Accommodation: 1 night Stone Town – Safari Lodge or similar – twin/ triple rooms with en-suite facilities, 2 nights Kendwa Northern beaches – Sunset Bungalows or similar – twin/ triple rooms with en-suite facilities
Meals included: Breakfast included with hotel accommodation
Distance Covered: Ferry crossing
Optional Activities: Spice Tour US$30, Scuba Diving local US$130, Slave markets US$15, Arabic Fort US$10, Palace Museum US10 , Mnemba Island US$170, Dhow snorkelling safaris From US$65, massages from US$15

Zanzibar

Day 4

Zanzibar – Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

The morning gives us time to complete any last minute shopping or to enjoy one last swim before hopping on the ferry that takes us back to the African mainland and Dar es Salaam. From there, it’s onward to our campsite on the coast for the evening.

Trip Highlights: Zanzibar, Zanzibar ferry, Indian Ocean beach
Accommodation: Kipepeo Village – Camping in twin share tents with shared facilities
Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
Distance Covered: Ferry crossing

Day 5

Dar es Salaam – Mikumi National Park Area, Tanzania

Leaving the warm Atlantic coast and bustling city of Dar es Salaam behind, we drive inland to Iringa. This route runs through the Mikumi National Park. Our campsite is located near the park entrance. If time allows it, you can go on an optional game drive.

Trip Highlights: Tanzania Highlands
Accommodation: Tan-Swiss Lodge – Camping in twin share tents with shared facilities
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Distance Covered: +/-290kms
Approximate Driving Time: 4 hours
Optional Activities: Mikumi Game Dive US$150

Day 6

Mikumi – Iringa, Tanzania

After breakfast we head off for Kisolanza Farm at an altitude of 1600m, ensuring a pleasant crisp and fresh climate in one of the most scenic areas the Southern Highlands of Tanzania has to offer. Kisolanza has been home to the Ghaui family for over 70 years and remains a working farm providing organic meat and vegetables to surrounding markets as well as the city of Dar es Salaam. Kisolanza Farm House is famous for their marvellous hot showers, delectable chocolate brownies, and hot chocolate and Amarula drink that can be purchased at their quaint candlelit bar.

PLEASE NOTE: The crew may make alterations to the published itinerary. Therefore, please treat the Malawi section of the itinerary as a guideline only.

Accommodation: Kisolanza Farm House – Camping in twin share tents with shared facilities
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Distance Covered: +/-220kms
Approximate Driving Time: 4 hours

Day 7 - 8

Iringa – Chitimba Beach, Malawi

Following our last night in Tanzania, we head through abundant mountain passes, rich grazing land, and banana and tea plantations towards the Songwe border post and into Malawi. Our first night will be spent at Chitimba Beach Campsite.

Formally ‘Lake Nyasa’, Lake Malawi covers almost an entire fifth of the country’s area and provides the source of livelihood for majority of the Malawi people. Fishermen, fish traders, and canoe and net makers all ply their trades here, and a common sight is that of a fisherman in his Bwato (dugout canoe made from hollowed out tree trunk) fishing on the lake at the break of day. The lake has the highest number of endemic freshwater fish species of any in the world.

Here you are free to enjoy your time on the beach or shop at a large curio market where you can put your bargaining skills to the test buying some of Malawi’s famous ornate and carved chairs or do a full day trip to Manchewe Falls – After a 11km hike, you find yourself cooling down in a natural bath. If you’re up for more of an adventure, you can always hike to Livingstonia – a small village above the lake on the Nyika Plateau. You should be aware beforehand, however, that this hike is a relatively long one (+/- 15kms, or 3 hours one way), but being witness to a village that is seemingly lost in time due to the difficulty to reach it is well worth the effort.

PLEASE NOTE: The crew may make alterations to the published itinerary. Therefore, please treat the Malawi section of the itinerary as a guideline only.

Trip Highlights: Lake Malawi beach, curio market, Livingstonia hike option
Accommodation: Chitimba Beach Camp – Camping in twin share tents with shared facilities
Meals included: Breakfast x2, Lunch x2, Dinner x2
Distance Covered: +/-550kms
Approximate Driving Time: 11 hours
Optional Activities: Livnigstonia day hike US10

Lake Malawi

Day 9 - 10

Kande Beach, Malawi

After a peaceful morning, we embark on a scenic drive to Mzuzu, the capital of the northern region and the third largest town in Malawi, where we stop for a short while to gather supplies and to take a look at the markets before we arrive in Kande Beach. Some of the optional activities here include horse riding or simply relaxing and enjoying the fresh waters of Lake Malawi. This leg of the trip also allows you the opportunity to meet the locals who are generally known as amongst the friendliest people in Africa. Spend the following day participating in some of the water sports available here such as snorkelling, and diving. Or feel free to spend the day relaxing and enjoying the fresh waters of Lake Malawi

Trip Highlights: Mzuzu, Lake Malawi, Kande Beach, optional activities, Cultural interaction
Accommodation: Kande Beach Camp – Camping in twin share tents with shared facilities
Meals included: Breakfast x 2, Lunch x 2, Dinner x 2
Distance Covered: +/-240kms
Approximate Driving Time: 5 hours
Optional Activities: Horse riding US$45, Village walk US$7

Day 11

Kande Beach – Chipata, Zambia

Saying our goodbyes to the beautiful Lake Malawi, we head for Lilongwe (the capital) to grab some supplies for our onward journey to Zambia. Here is your chance to spend your remaining Malawi Kwacha currency before crossing the Zambian border. Formally named Fort Jameson, Chipata has a population of about 98,416 and is the capital of the Eastern Province of Zambia. This unique town offers colourful fruit and vegetable markets as well as an unexpected amount of ornate temples due to its large Indian community. If time is on our side, hopefully we will be able to make a stop in Chipata before arriving at our campsite that is situated a short distance from the town centre.

Trip Highlights: Lilongwe, Chipata
Accommodation: Mama Rula’s Camp  – Camping in twin share tents with shared facilities
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Distance Covered: +/-440 kms
Approximate Driving Time: 9 hours

Day 12

Chipata – Lusaka, Zambia

Leaving early, we take the Great Eastern Road through lush country and small villages, crossing the Luangwa River to Zambia’s capital. Lusaka is Southern Africa’s fastest growing city, boasting a population of approximately 1.7 million people and is situated on the southern plateau at an elevation of 1300m with four main highways running north, south, east and west – each to different parts of Africa. This city is the commercial hub as well as the centre for the government. The campsite in which we reside tonight, Eureka Camp, is located on a tranquil setting on a farm. Here you will be able to see roaming zebras, ostriches, giraffes and antelopes around the outskirts of the main camping area.

Accommodation: Eureka Camp -Camping twin share tents with shared faclities
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Distance Covered: +/-620kms
Approximate Driving Time: 12 hours

Day 13

Lusaka – Livingstone, Zambia

At the start of the day, we head south toward Livingstone and set up camp at the Waterfront campsite located on the banks of the Zambezi River which is just a few kilometres from Victoria Falls. We make a visit to the Victoria Falls and at various times of the year, the spray from this mighty waterfall can be seen from up to 30 kilometres away, hence the local name Mosi au Tunya meaning ‘the smoke that thunders’. Amongst the excitement of this excursion, try not to forget your raincoat to protect you and your camera from splashes of water.

The campsite itself is tremendous and it is there that we will be treated to a full briefing that provides any information on all activities in the area (including rafting, canoeing, bungee jumping, abseiling, gorge swinging, elephant and horse riding, scenic flights, river cruises, etc.), allowing you to plan your time accordingly over the next four nights.

PLEASE NOTE: For the sake of practicality, meals in the Livingstone 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). Relax 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: Victoria Falls visit, Zambezi River
Accommodation: Waterfront – Camping in twin share tents with shared facilities
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
Distance Covered: +/-520kms
Approximate Driving Time: 10 hours
Optional Activities: (prices approx) Bungee 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 14 - 16

Livingstone, Victoria Falls, Zambia

Over the days, you are free to explore the Victoria Falls area to the full. Apart from the long list of adventure activities previously mentioned, 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.

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

Victoria Falls

Day 17

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 18

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 19

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 20

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 21

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 22

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 23 - 24

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.

Accommodation: Urban Camp – Camping in twin share tents with shared facilities (Windhoek),  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 25

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 26

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 27 - 28

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 29

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 30 - 31

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 32

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 33

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 34

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 Activity Package Pass:

  • Chobe National Park Fish Eagle Boat Cruise and Open Vehicle Game Drive with Resident Guide*
  • Okavango Delta Wilderness Excursion and Mokoro/Walking Safari*
  • Sossusvlei shuttle & guided walk*
*Highlights are included in the Adventure Pass  


Other Activities

Tanania, Zanzibar

  • Scuba Diving (Mnemba Island) $170
  • Snorkelling day trip From $35 - $65
  • Zanzibar food (per day) $30-35
  • Spice Tour $30
  • Scuba dive – local $130
  • Slave Markets US$15
  • Arabic Fort $10
  • Palace Museum S10
Malawi
  • Horse Riding $45
  • Village Walk $7
  • Livingstonia Day Hike $7
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
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
Price subject to change

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Highlights

  • Zanzibar, Return Ferry & Accommodation
  • Mosi Oa Tunya NP Victoria Falls Visit
  • Chobe NP Fish Eagle Boat Cruise*
  • Chobe NP Open Vehicle Game Drive with Resident Guide*
  • Okavango Delta Wilderness Excursion Mokoro/Walking Safari*
  • Kalahari Bushman Walk
  • Etosha NP Game Drives
  • Spitzkoppe Bushman Paintings
  • Sossusvlei Shuttle and guided walk*
  • Dune 45
  • Sesriem Canyon
*Highlights are included in the Adventure Pass

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