Day 1: Zimbabwe - Victoria Falls
Today we visit the spectacular Victoria Falls National Park. As we stay in Victoria Falls tonight, you have sufficient time to explore the falls and visit all the view-points for some great photo opportunities. It’s a good idea to arrive the day before if you would like to book any of the optional activities available. Optional Activities: White Water Rafting, Bungee Jump, Elephant Excursion. Meals: Lunch, Dinner.
Day 2: Botswana - Chobe National Park
We depart Victoria Falls and head towards Kasane. Upon arrival at Kasane we set up camp on the banks of the Chobe River. This afternoon we enjoy a scenic sunset boat cruise in Chobe National Park. Elephants, Hippo, Crocodiles, Eland and many other creatures reside in Chobe so keep your cameras ready. Optional Activities: Chobe NP game drive. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Day 3: Maun
An early start and our journey takes us to Maun. We spend the night here and prepare for our 2-night bush-camping experience. Your guides will provide you with a briefing about the next few days’ activities and the community run tourism operation. Optional Activities: Scenic Flight over Okavango Delta. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Day 4: Okavango Delta
After breakfast we board our local 4x4 truck transport for the 2 hour trip into the Okavango Delta, where we meet with our local guides and polers for our mokoro (traditional canoe) trip to our remote bush camp. In the afternoon there is a nature walk with a local guide which gives a great chance to view wildlife on foot. Tonight is spent swapping stories around the camp fire and enjoying the serenity of the Delta. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Day 5: Okavango Delta
There is normally an early morning nature walk with your local guides, splitting up into small groups so there is a better chance of seeing the wildlife. This is followed by breakfast and a relaxed day around the camp site. Often there is the chance to swim in the clear water. Test your skills as a mokoro poler, it’s not as easy as the locals make it look! Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Day 6: Delta to Maun
Another early morning walk before breakfast, then it’s time to board our mokoro canoe for the trip back to the truck (depending on the water levels). Then we say good bye to our local guides and journey back to the Maun campsite for
lunch and a relaxing afternoon. Do not be alarmed if we are joined at camp by a local dairy cow later in the evening as they sometimes roam through the back of the camp. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Day 7: Ghanzi
Another early start and we drive to Ghanzi. Once at camp we will meet with a local Bushmen community and experience some traditional Tribal Dancing. There are also some traditional bushman huts that you have the opportunity to stay in for a nominal fee. Optional Activity: Guided Gathering/Village. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Day 8: Windhoek, Namibia
Today is a long driving day to the Namibian border and on to Windhoek in the centre of Namibia arriving in the early evening. On arrival in Windhoek our guide will take us on a short city tour in our truck. Tonight there is an optional dinner out in town at Joe’s Beer House, definitely a feast for all the senses. Optional Activities: Dinner out at a local restaurant. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.
Days 9/10: Etosha National Park
Leaving the city sights behind, we travel north into Namibia’s barren northern area. On the way we stop at a popular craft market where you can barter for handmade gifts to take home. We enter Etosha National Park and game drive through to our campsite for the night. On the 2nd day, more breathtaking game viewing en-route to a different campsite. Etosha National Park is the venue for some of the most unique game viewing experiences in Africa. We will go on various game drives, and spend our evenings at the water holes for some excellent game photography. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Day 11: Himba Tribes
Leaving Etosha we drive towards Kamanjab. The Himba are a pastoral people and predominantly breed cattle or goats. They are easily recognisable by their unique style of dress. Today you have the chance to visit the Himba camp and see how these interesting people live. The facilities at our camp site are minimal, so its best to treat this as bush camping, however there are basic outdoor showers and toilets. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Day 12: Spitzkoppe
From culture to creation we travel to the mysterious Spitzkoppe, known as Namibia’s Matterhorn. A huge rocky outcrop where we set up camp in the wild, beneath the mountain. This afternoon our guide will take us on a guided walk to explore the unique rock formations. For the more adventurous traveller you may want to venture up the mountain behind camp before dinner for some stunning views of the landscape. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Day 13: Swakopmund
Today we travel to Namibia’s Atlantic coast and Swakopmund, Namibia’s adventure capital. You will be briefed on the optional activities available here. At night there is an optional dinner at a local restaurant where you can try different types of local dishes. Optional Activities: Quadbiking, Sandboarding, Sky Diving, Dolphin Cruise, Scenic Flights, Fishing, Dinner etc. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.
Day 14: Swakopmund
Today is your chance to experience the adrenalin filled atmosphere that Swakopmund offers. Most activities include a pick up and drop off service to/from your hostel. You can also take time to go to the internet café or wander through the shopping streets. Meals: Breakfast.
Day 15: Sesriem
After the adventure and adrenaline rush of Swakopmund, we drive south into the mysterious Namib Desert. We will be joined by a local expert on a guided hike and learn more about the unique desert ecosystem and how the bushmen survived in the harsh desert conditions. Tonight we enjoy dinner around the campfire, do a little star gazing and listen to the calls of the Jackals and barking geckos. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Day 16: Sossusvlei Dunes
Today is our earliest start as we wake before dawn for one of the highlights of the trip, hiking up Dune 45 to watch the sun rise. After our hike, we will have the chance to explore Sossusvlei and relax at camp before taking a short hike into Sesriem Canyon. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Day 17: Fish River Canyon
Today we travel south to the Fish River Canyon where we hike along the edge of the canyon and see the amazing sunset. (It is possible that you may see the sunrise at the canyon next morning instead due to the road conditions or time of year you are travelling). Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Day 18: Gariep/Orange River
We leave early on our last day in Namibia travelling south to the border with South Africa at the Gariep/Orange River. Our campsite lies on the banks of the Orange River on the South African side. In the afternoon there is an optional canoeing activity on the River or you can just chill out at the campsite and go for a swim. Optional Activities: Gariep /Orange River canoeing. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Day 19: Citrusdal
Today is a long drive through the Northern Cape to the fruit producing area in the Cederberg mountains of South Africa. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Day 20: Cape Town
Our final day on tour, we head to the mother city, Cape Town. On the way we visit !Kwa ttu where we enjoy a San guided tour & museum visit. After the tour, lunch will be prepared and afterwards we continue to Cape Town, stopping at Table View for a magnificent view of Table Mountain from the other side of the bay. This is the spot from which the most photographs are taken of Table Mountain. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.
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