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Cape Town to Victoria Falls - 21 Days Desert and Water Wanderer

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 21 day(s)
Group Size: 4 - 16 people
Destination(s): South Africa   Namibia   Zambia  
Specialty Categories: Wildlife Viewing   Multi-activity  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 845 Pound Sterling (GBP)
Maximum Per Person Price: 845 Pound Sterling (GBP)

Travel from Cape Town to Victoria Falls in Zambia with a maximum of 16 person in our custom built full size expedition vehicle giving you over a metre of legroom at each seat. Experience the wonders the Namib Desert, the wildlife of Etosha, Okavango Delta and Chobe River and finally the spectacular Victoria Falls.

We provide the services of an expert photographer and digital download facility on all our overland tours, a unique feature making us stand out from the others! One of our crew (normally the Tour Leader) is a full-qualified, semi-professional, photographer who will be available to give advice on photographic (and video) techniques; and will organise “workshops/tutorials” on photographic subjects and techniques (eg landscape, wildlife and bird photography, night shots, close-ups and portraits) to assist our guests to improve their photographic technique. We also provide a laptop computer with multi-card reader for those clients with digital cameras to enable you to download your memory cards and burn those special memories to CD or DVD while on tour.

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: After a leisurely departure from Cape Town we head round Table Bay and stop off to buy fresh produce and view Table Mountain from Blaawberg (weather permitting) before heading North and spending our first night at a hot springs resort. Camping.

Days 2-3: After a quick swim we head for Namibia crossing the border and camping the night on the Orange River. A canoe trip the following morning whets your appetite for the days to come. We then head for the Fish River Canyon and have a sundowner on the canyon's rim. Camping.

Days 4-5: The next morning we travel to the dramatic red sand dunes of Sossusvlei in the Namib Desert. The two nights we spend here give you the opportunity to see the sunrise over the dunes, to walk up one of the many magnificent dunes and absorb the awe-inspiring landscape. Overnight Sesriem campsite. Camping.

Days 6-7: After the tranquillity of the desertscape, we increase the pace, heading for the old German town of Swakopmund where sand-boarding, quad-biking and tandem sky-diving feature among numerous activities on offer. Alternatively take a relaxing stroll around the shops and buildings, enjoying the colonial architecture of this seaside holiday town. Bedded Accommodation.

Day 8: Leaving Swakopmund, we travel up the coast and visit the Cape Cross seal colony before heading inland. We spend the night at Brandberg (burning mountain), Namibia's highest peak, and take a short walk in the mountain foothills to see the well-known "White Lady" bushman rock painting. Camping.

Day 9: Leaving the Brandberg behind us we next travel to a cheetah conservation project where you have the opportunity to interact with these very special mammals. Camping.

Days 10-12: Next day we leave for Etosha, where we spend the next 3 nights. Here we game drive through the park, relax at the campsite pools and watch the "nightlife" at the floodlit waterholes. Camping.

Day 13: Heading east from Etosha we make our way to the Caprivi Strip where we camp on the Kavango River. Camping.

Days 14-16: We then cross the border into Botswana, making our way to the panhandle of the Okavango region. Transfer with 4x4 truck and motorboats. The Delta trip is a true wilderness where you are limited to taking only what will fit into your mokoro (dugout canoe) - an exceptional African adventure. Camping.

Day 17: Leaving the Delta we head to Maun where you have the afternoon to relax or take an optional scenic flight over the Delta, affording you a different perspective on this unique inland waterway. Camping.

Days 18-19: Leaving Maun we head north to the Chobe National Park and spend 2 nights camping on the banks of the Chobe River. Early the following morning we game drive into the park in search of the big five. In the evening we explore the river on a motorboat, where the sunset frames the wide variety of game and bird life. Camping.

Day 20: Leaving Botswana behind we enter Zambia and a short drive brings us to the Victoria Falls. Camping.

Day 21: Next morning we visit the Victoria Falls on the Zambian side. Depending on your departure plans you have the opportunity to participate in activities at your leisure. Your tour will end with us at around lunchtime after returning from the Victoria Falls.
Please note that if want more time in the falls you need to book your flight departure for a few days after the end of our tour. Accommodation is available at the Lodge/Campsite where we stay. Walk-in Bedded tents are available at approx US$50 per tent or chalets at US$90 per Chalet. More information is available on request.

Price Includes:
- Orange River canoeing
- Fish River Canyon Park Entry
- Sossusvlei dunefield - 3 hour guided desert walk
- Namib Desert Park Entry
- Cape Cross Seal Colony
- Brandberg and White Lady walk
- Cheetah Conservation Project
- Etosha National Park entry and game drives
- 3 night/ 4 day Okavango Delta trip
- Chobe National Park Entry and morning game drive and afternoon river cruise
- Zambezi Sunset cruise
- Victoria Falls National Park entry

Price Excludes:
- Flight over Delta (~US $80)
- Sand-boarding (~US $30-40)
- Quad-biking (~US $90)
- Various activities at Victoria Falls
- Visas, travel insurance, vaccinations, flights, airport taxes, sleeping bag, items of a personal nature, curios and alcohol.

Notes:
Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Tour price includes all highlights (inclusive activities worth £395), all ground transport except Zanzibar, all road tolls and vehicle taxes, camping and cooking equipment and services of 3 crew.

Local Payment - US$570 - Local Payment covers all food (3 meals a day - provided by our now legendary Kenyan Cook) and camping fees/accommodation for the whole tour. This is payable to the tourleader at the start of the tour in US dollars only.

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