Cederberg • Orange/Gariep River • Ai-Ais • Fish River Canyon • Kung Bushmen (optional) • Sossusvlei • Swakopmund • Himba Tribe • Etosha NP • Windhoek • Scenic Flight, Nature walk & Mokoro Safari in Okavango Delta • River Cruise in Chobe NP • Victoria Fall
A dramatic drive through the arid Namib-Naukluft, crossing the Tropic of Capricorn, takes us through Walvis Bay, Namibia’s Atlantic Ocean port to Swakop. Here we will be briefed on the many optional activities available for the following day. Day 8 is left free for each individual to pursue their own interests including many adventure activities.
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Day 1 South Africa - Cederberg Mountain Region
We depart Cape Town heading north for the spectacular Cederberg mountain region. On this first afternoon we spend some time learning about tour-life, the vehicle and equipment.
Day 2 Namibia - Namaqualand Orange / Gariep River
We travel north through Namaqualand and head for the Orange / Gariep River. Sunsets over the Richtersveld are usually very beautiful.
Day 3 Orange / Gariep River - Ai-Ais
In the morning we have the opportunity to experience the scenery of this area by canoe. After lunch we travel north to the Ai-Ais Hot Springs. Optional Activities: Half-Day Canoe Adventure.
Day 4 Fish River Canyon - Quiver Tree Forest
After an early breakfast our journey takes us to the mighty Fish River Canyon. After visiting the canyon we travel further inland to the Kalahari area of Namibia. On the way we will visit the unique Quiver Tree / Kokerboom Forest – a wonderful photographic opportunity.
Day 5 Bushmen Community - Namib Naukluft Park
This morning those who wish to spend some time with the !Kung tribe have the chance to do so. This activity is a local community project and all fees are payable directly to the community. Later we drive west towards the massive dunes of Sossusvlei. Optional Activities: African Tribal Interaction.
Day 6 Namib Naukluft National Park
Taking advantage of the cooler temperatures we depart at dawn and drive into the Namib-Naukluft National Park where we will hike up Dune 45 to gain a different perspective of the desert. After this you have the option a guided hike with fellow group members into Sossusvlei. Optional Activities: Guided walk with Local Expert .
Day 7/8 Swakopmund
A dramatic drive through the arid Namib-Naukluft, crossing the Tropic of Capricorn, takes us through Walvis Bay, Namibia’s Atlantic Ocean port to Swakop. Here we will be briefed on the many optional activities available for the following day. Day 8 is left free for each individual to pursue their own interests including many adventure activities. Optional Activities: Quadbiking, Sandboarding, Sky Diving, Scenic Flights, Fishing.
Day 9 Himba Tribe
Heading inland again we drive in a northerly direction towards Kamanjab where we will meet with some of the local Himba people of the area. Encountering a totally different way of life is a moving experience for many people.
Day 10/11 Etosha National Park
An early rise gets us to Etosha National Park in time for a late afternoon game drive. We spend our days visiting the abundant water holes for some excellent game photography. Occasionally it is not possible to stay inside the park at night, in which case we overnight at a local guest farm.
Day 12 Windhoek
After an early morning game drive we set off for Windhoek, the capital of Namibia. In the evening we normally visit Joe’s Beerhouse where there are many different game meats available to try (vegetarians are also catered for). Optional Activities: Dinner at Joe’s Beer House.
Day 13 Bushmen Tribe
Leaving Windhoek behind us we head towards the Kalahari and the Botswana border. Here we have the opportunity to interact with the local Bushmen community and do other activities. Optional Activities: Bushmen Walk.
Day 14/15/16 Botswana - Okavango Delta
We cross the border into Botswana and, after arriving in Maun, we board small planes that transport us over the Delta to our destination. The flight is both practical and scenic. During our three days in the Delta we will go on a nature walk and a mokoro ride with the local people.
Day 17 Namibia - Caprivi National Park
We travel through the Caprivi National Park en route to our destination next to the Zambezi River. We spend the night relaxing next to this mighty river.
Day 18 Botswana - Kasane - Chobe National Park
The afternoon is spent on a boat cruise on the Chobe River watching the game come to the riverbank to drink. Optional Activities: Chobe Game Drive.
Day 19 Zimbabwe - Victoria Falls
As one of the seven wonders of the world, the Victoria Falls is not to be missed. The popular optional sunset cruise on the upper Zambezi includes dinner and drinks. Optional Activities: Zambezi Sunset Cruise.
Day 20 Victoria Falls
Most people will spend the day white water rafting, a not-to-be-missed experience of a lifetime! Victoria Falls offers many exciting alternatives including visiting Elephants and scenic flights over the Falls. Optional Activities: White Water Rafting, Bungee Jump, Elephant Excursion.