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Southern Cross: Victoria Falls - Cape Town: 27 Days

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 27 day(s)
Group Size: 4 - 20 people
Destination(s): Zambia   Botswana  
Specialty Categories: National Parks   Camping  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 700 Pound Sterling (GBP)
Maximum Per Person Price: 1500 Pound Sterling (GBP)

You will view some of the world's most spectacular natural and wildlife national parks, encounter a variety of African cultures and experience some of the last great wilderness areas. From the "smoke that thunders" to the colorful Cape, this trip is a photographic paradise.

Tour Itinerary:

Days 1-3: Starting at the Victoria Falls in Zambia the Southern Cross allows you the opportunity over a few days to choose any number of adrenaline activities on offer, including a sunset cruise on the Zambezi and a chance to visit one of the seven natural wonders of the world: Victoria Falls. Camping.

Days 4-5: Leaving the Falls we enter Botswana and spend two nights camped on the banks of the Chobe River. We take a morning game drive into the Chobe National Park and then spend the afternoon on the river with a sunset game cruise. Camping.

Day 6: The following day we head for Maun, spending the night just outside town. Relax for the afternoon or get a different perspective of this vast inland waterway from a small aircraft. (flight optional). Camping.

Days 7-9: We then head north to the town of Etosha where we begin our Delta experience. This is the panhandle of the Okavango region. Transfer with 4x4 truck and motorboats. Camping.

Day 10: Driving north to Namibia we spend the night in a beautiful campsite on the banks of the Kavango river. Camping.

Days 11-13: We head west to Etosha National Park spending the next 3 days game driving in the park. In the evenings you can sit at the floodlit water holes and watch the "nightlife". Camping.

Day 14: After Etosha we head to a local cheetah conservation project, where you have the opportunity to interact with these special mammals. Camping.

Day 15: Today we make our way north to visit a Himba tribe village. Camping.

Day 16: Today our destination is a campsite near the Twyfelfontein Rock engravings, which we will also visit. Camping.

Day 17: A short drive takes us to the Brandberg, Namibia’s highest mountain. Here we bush camp for the night. The views are spectacular, and we also walk into the mountain reserve to visit the famous “white lady” bushman painting. Bush Camping- Truck Facilities only.

Days 18-20: Next morning we continue to the coast to visit the Cape Cross seal colony, then on to the old German town of Swakopmund where there are more adrenaline pumping activities on offer. Spend the day enjoying the activities that Swakopmund has to offer. Explore this colonial town, with its Germanic architecture. Bungalow accomodation.

Days 21-22: Heading through the Namib Desert we arrive at the dramatic red sand dunes of Sossusvlei. We rise early to watch the sunrise from Dune 45, soaking up the tranquil atmosphere. The rest of the morning we explore Dead Vlei and the massive dunes. Camping.

Day 23: Our next stop is the Fish River Canyon. We spend one night here and view the sunset while having a drink on the canyon's rim. Camping.

Day 24: We then travel to a lush campsite on the banks of the Orange River. Take a short canoe trip down the Orange river. Camping.

Day 25: We head into South Africa today camping at a Hot Spring resort a few hours outside of Cape Town. Camping.

Day 26: After a relaxing early morning swim we head off to visit two wine farms in the area and have a chance to taste some of the fine wines on offer from the Citrusdal area. We stay at the same campsite for our last night of tour.

Day 27: Arrival in Cape Town.

Notes:
Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Price Includes:
- Tour price includes all highlights, all ground transport, all road tolls and vehicle taxes, camping and cooking equipment, services of 3 crew and use of digital download facility.
- We may or may not go to the Zimbabwe side of the Falls, depending on the political situation.

Price Excludes:
- Activities at Victoria Falls, eg - White water rafting (~US $135).
- Microlight flight (~US $85).
- Flight over Delta (~US $80).
- Activities in Swakopmund, eg Sand-boarding (~US $40-50), Quad-biking (~US $90).
- Visas, travel insurance, vaccinations, flights, airport taxes, sleeping bag, pillowcase, towel, items of a personal nature, curios and alcohol.
- Discounts on group bookings of 8 persons or more.

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