Day 1: South Africa - Cederberg Mountain Region.
Leaving Cape Town, there’s one last photo stop at Table View for a spectacular panorama view of Table Mountain. On the way to the Cederberg we visit! Khwa ttu where we enjoy a San guided tour and museum visit. After the tour lunch will be prepared and then we continue to Piketberg for wine tasting at a local wine farm. We arrive at our accommodation and your guides will give you a full briefing on the tour. Meals: Lunch, Dinner.
Day 2: Namibia - Gariep (Orange) River.
Today we travel through the Northern Cape and Namaqualand, stopping at the remote town of Springbok for any last requirements. After crossing the Namibian border we check into the lovely chalets overlooking the river that forms the border between South Africa and Namibia. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Day 3: Gariep (Orange) River - Fish River Canyon.
This morning there’s the chance to do an optional canoe down the Gariep River (in the summer) or to spend some time relaxing at the camp along the river. After lunch we travel north to the Fish River Canyon and take a scenic hike along the rim in order to gain some perspective as to just how large this natural phenomenon is. Later we return to Ai-Ais to check in to our accommodation and enjoy the hot springs. Optional Activities: Half-Day Canoe Adventure. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Day 4: Namib-Naukluft Park.
The Namib-Naukluft NP is one of Namibia’s geographic gems and at 50,000 km2, is one of the largest parks in Africa. There are massive sand dunes in the Sossusvlei desert area as well as the remarkable landscape. Our lodge is situated just outside the park. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Day 5: Namib-Naukluft National Park.
We have a full day in the Namib-Naukluft National Park that starts with a walk up Dune 45 for an amazing view and photo opportunity. Later we will have the opportunity to be transported into Sossusvlei. In the afternoon there is a short walk into Sesriem Canyon. Optional Activities: Transfer to Deadvlei. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Days: 6-7 Swakopmund.
We are joined by an expert local guide for a desert walk. Exploring on foot, this local guide will share his detailed knowledge of the ecosystem. Afterwards we cross the Tropic of Capricorn on our way from the Atlantic Coast. Then it’s on to Swakopmund, the adventure capital of Namibia, where you will be briefed on the many optional activities available. Optional Activities: Dinner Out, Quad biking, Sand boarding, Sky Diving, Scenic Flights etc. Meals: Breakfast x 2, Lunch x 1.
Day 8: Swakopmund - Khorixas.
Today we head inland towards Khorixas, stopping en-route at the Brandberg Mountain, a spiritual site of great significance to the San (Bushman). After a short hike, we will reach The White Lady rock painting. In the afternoon we will visit the Petrified Forest en route to Khorixas. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Day 9: Kamanjab - Himba Tribe.
Today we journey towards Kamanjab. Driving through Damaraland, we will spend time with some of the semi-nomadic Himba people. The Himba are a pastoral people and are easily recognisable by their unique style of hair and dress. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Days 10-11: Etosha National Park.
We travel south-east to Etosha NP. The open plains allow spectacular elevated game viewing from the truck whilst on game drives. Our quality bungalow accommodations, which both boast floodlit night water holes, are inside the park. Optional Activities: Morning or night game drive with expert Namibian game ranger. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Day 12: Windhoek.
En-route to Namibia’s capital, Windhoek, we stop at a craft market where you can buy authentic African carvings and paintings. On arrival in Windhoek we take a short driving tour around the city in our truck. Optional Activity: Dinner out. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.
Day 13: Botswana - Ghanzi.
We say goodbye to Namibia and cross the Botswana border. Later we arrive at our lodge in Ghanzi and this evening we experience some traditional tribal dancing from the local San community. Optional Activities: Bushman walk. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Days 14-16: Maun - Okavango Delta.
Maun is well known as the gateway to the Okavango Delta. We spend one night in Maun and prepare for this Delta excursion. Small planes transport us over this amazing area to our tented camp. Once in the Delta we take a nature walk with a local expert and a guided afternoon boat cruise. If the water level allows there will also be a traditional mokoro (dug-out canoe) trip. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Day 17: Gweta.
A second scenic air-transfer will return us to Maun and the truck. This afternoon we drive to Planet Baobab where our evening accommodation is set amongst the majestic Baobab trees. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Day 18: Chobe National Park.
After continuing north to Kasane, we enjoy the included sunset river cruise on the Chobe River (in the National Park) where animals such as hippos, buffalo and elephants are plentiful. Optional Activity: Chobe Game Drive (next morning). Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Days 19-20: Zimbabwe - Victoria Falls.
After an early morning optional game drive we cross into Zimbabwe where we have a short briefing on all the optional activities available here. Then we enter the much-anticipated Victoria Falls NP where we will experience the might of the great Zambezi River. Your tour officially finishes after breakfast on day 20, but there is the option to book extra nights. Optional Activities: White Water Rafting, Bungee Jump, Elephant Excursion and many more. Meals: Breakfast x 2, Lunch x1.
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