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Cape to Victoria Falls
Transport - Minibus/safari truck, 4WD in Okavango Delta, dugout canoe, on foot.
Accommodation - Guesthouse (5nts), camping (16nts).
Meals - 21 breakfasts, 16 lunches and 12 dinners
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Take an overnight flight to Cape Town. After your flight, you transfer to your first night’s accommodation (about 30 minutes) and check in. Cape Town, the so-called ‘mother city’, is set between the Atlantic Ocean and the instantly recognisable Table Mountain. This afternoon you may chose to take the cable car up the mountain (optional) or enjoy the city’s famous beaches. Guesthouse – 2 nights
Please meet your tour leader in the hotel reception at 07.00. Today you have the entire day to explore Cape Town and the surrounding area of the Cape Peninsula. During your day out you’ll visit the penguin colony at Boulder’s Beach, take a short walk to Cape Point, the Cape of Good Hope and drive along Chapman’s Peak to the harbour at Hout Bay. (B)
Leaving the city behind you head north to the Cedarberg Wilderness area (250km/3 and a half hours). Having set up your first camp you head out on foot to explore the rugged landscape criss-crossed with streams, waterfalls, cool pools and amazing natural rock sculptures. Camp - 1 night (BLD)
Gariep River - Namibia
Continuing north you head into Namaqualand and pass through the former copper mining towns of Springbok and Okiep. Here the land is noticeably drier as you approach the border. Crossing into Namibia you make camp near the Gariep River, the new name for the Orange River which forms the border between Namibia and South Africa. (500km/7 hours). Camp –1 night (BLD)
Fish River Canyon
This morning there’s an opportunity to take an optional canoe excursion downstream for a couple of hours (at own expense). The drive this afternoon (300km/4 hours) takes you to the edge of Fish River Canyon, the second largest canyon in Africa. Often compared to the Grand Canyon, it is a 161km long, 27km wide ravine with a maximum depth of 550m. The canyon is spectacular; from the rim the gorge falls away in a sheer drop down to the meandering Fish River below. You can explore the area on foot and enjoy the splendid views of this grand, sombre and immensely powerful natural phenomenon. Camp – 1 night (BLD)
It will take a full day’s travelling (550km/7 1/2hrs) to reach today’s destination - Sesriem, gateway to the highest sand dunes in the world. The aim is to arrive in time to explore the Sesriem Canyon – the name comes from ses riems or six lengths of rope that were needed to haul water up from the bottom of the gorge. Sunsets here are fantastic, and nightfall brings the emergence of a billion stars in the clear skies of the desert. Camp - 2 nights (BLD)
Rising well before dawn you drive in darkness to the heart of the desert to witness an incredible scene. With the first hint of daylight, the dunes flush with colour, which deepens and changes until the first rays of sun strike the quartz sand. The spectacle is breathtaking. The endless expanse of legendary 'walking dunes', sculpted by the wind, has to be seen to be believed. Far from all looking alike, dunes of different areas have distinctive shapes and characteristics. You take a walk to learn about the curious mechanics of this unstable landscape and discover the natural world living within and around it. You walk to Sossusvlei, lying at the end of an ancient river course, on a clay pan set amidst red dunes, keeping a sharp lookout for the striking gemsbok. It's well worth climbing to the top of one of the 300m high dunes (reputedly the highest on earth) for the view. Equally impressive is the silence and the tremendous sense of isolation. (BLD)
From Sesriem you follow the road to the coast and Swakopmund, Namibia's second city (350km/5 hours). The dunes give way to mountain desert before reaching a seemingly endless lunar landscape of gravel plain whose horizon is studded with massive granite kopjes. Unbelievably, this beautiful but waterless environment is home to many different animals and birds. One of the most amazing is the prehistoric Welwitschia mirabilis, a plant that has mysteriously adapted to life in the desert with such success that it lives for over a thousand years! Guesthouse - 2 nights (BL)
A free day allows you to try one or more of the great optional activities on offer here. For those who want an incredible spectacle and sense of perspective an overflight of the Skeleton Coast is available. The more active adrenalin seekers can try their hand at exhilarating dune boarding or Quad biking. (B)
From Swakopmund you drive north along the rugged coast to the Cape Cross Seal Reserve which protects up to 100,000 Cape Fur Seals (a species of sea-lion). From here you continue inland to the Spitzkoppe, or pointed hill - huge granite domes that rise out of the desert. The distinctive shape has even earned it the nickname of Matterhorn Africa. There might be time in the afternoon for a short walk, before the dark settles in and you camp under the dramatic rocks. (total driving ca. 250km/3 1/2 hours). Camp - 1 night (BLD)
You travel further north (170km/2 1/2 hours) towards The Brandberg. This immense island massif is home to Namibia’s highest peak, Koiningstein, at 2573m. The area is also famed for its numerous examples of Bushman rock art. You’ll take a walk up the Tsisab Ravine to see perhaps the best preserved and most intriguing of these paintings - the White Lady. Originally this image was thought to be a representation of a European woman, more recent thinking however tends to point to it being the representation of a male shaman covered in white body paint. Camp – 1 night (BLD)
Today you drive to Namibia's highly renowned, premier game park (400km/5 1/2 hours), with a short stop in Otjo along the way to replenish your supplies. Etosha is huge - almost the size of Belgium. At the park’s heart is the enormous Etosha Pan, a shallow, salty depression which once may have been a lake-bed, but now only fills with shallow water in exceptionally wet years. Around its perimeter numerous perennial waterholes attract great concentrations of wildlife. Five endangered species live here: black rhinoceros, black-faced impala, Hartmann's mountain zebra, Roan antelope and the tiny damara
dik-dik. Camp – 1 night (BLD)
You have a full day to enjoy this fantastic game-rich national park. During your stay you will take a morning game drive, before returning to camp to relax and avoid the hottest part of the day when the majority of the game also becomes inactive. As it begins to cool off you head out again and hope to add to the growing list of species spotted: elephant, giraffe, zebra, springbok, blue wildebeest, red hartebeest, gemsbok, kudu, eland, plus the carnivores: lion, cheetah, possibly leopard, spotted and brown hyena, and black-backed jackal. The long bird list includes more than 320 species; from ostrich and flamingo to the rare Wahlberg's eagle, and the Klaas' cuckoo.
In the evening you can have a shower and relax with dinner under the stars. A number of Etosha’s waterholes are floodlit at night and you may have the opportunity to view some of the more elusive nocturnal species found in the park. Camp – 1 night (BLD)
You enjoy another game drive en route to leaving Etosha. Once outside the park, you turn south and drive to Windhoek (500km/7 hours), Namibia‘s cosmopolitan capital. You have the chance to see the city’s distinctly German architecture and enjoy the cafés, restaurants and the trappings of civilisation! Guesthouse – 1 night (BL)
Heading due east you’ll travel on a flat, well-surfaced road through the Kalahari Desert to the border with Botswana, crossing into your third country of the trip. En route you pass Gobabis, the administrative centre for the Tswana people and the main settlement of the Namibian Kalahari at the heart of the country’s cattle land. On crossing the border you continue to your campsite near the town of Ghanzi, a San bushman settlement in the heart of the Kalahari. (550km/7 1/2 hours) Camp - 1 night (BLD)
An early morning walk with our local San Bushmen guides is a fascinating insight into a forgotten world. Learn amazing bush skills from these legendary people. (Please note that the local guide may not be San due to nomadic lifestyle of these people). As you continue, the dry desert recedes and you start to see palms and other larger trees as you approach the watery haven of the Okavango Delta. Tonight you camp in Maun at the edge of the delta. (300km/ 4 1/2 hours) Camp - 1 night (BL)
You transfer to the edge of the delta (approx. 2 hours). Leaving the vehicle behind you enter the peace and quiet of the delta. You meet your guides and prepare for the journey; you have to learn how to load and balance your mokoro. These traditional dugout canoes of the delta are cut by hand from a single log. Although a mokoro looks anything but stable, in fact it is an extremely safe and reliable craft. You set off two people to a mokoro - poled by a skilled Tswana who will act as your eyes and ears until you attune to this unfamiliar watery environment. You’ll navigate the maze of creeks and narrow channels, slipping silently through the beds of reed and papyrus, past islands covered with palm trees. As you travel, you hope to see numerous birds and may encounter red lechwe or even elephant browsing in the water. Over the next few days you get used to being without the trappings of modern life, enjoying cooling swims during the heat of the day. Camp - 2 nights (BLD)
The day unfolds with an early awakening to catch the dawn. This is a magical time of day - cool and still, with the merest rustle of breeze, although the cacophony of birdcalls can sometimes be almost deafening! You spend the entire day experiencing the magic of the delta. Depending on seasonal conditions, you set out for game walks. The animal kingdom is at its most active in the early morning and you’ll take full advantage. Your experienced local guide helps you to seek out game which may include elephant, giraffe, zebra, hippo, buffalo, wildebeest, kudu, warthog, baboon, lion, and possibly even leopard - seeing big game on foot is an unforgettable experience! You can also encounter many animals close to your camp, as you are right in the middle of the bush! Everything quietens down during the heat of the day, and you too relax in camp and enjoy the peace. In the evening you enjoy a dinner around the campfire. (BLD)
Today you pack up and pole back to the village (with more possibilities of seeing wildlife as you travel), from where you return to Maun (approx. 2 hours). Boarding your vehicle you drive (320km/4 hours) into the Kalahari Desert, camping at the outskirts of the Makgadikgadi Pans. Camp - 1 night (BL)
Victoria Falls - Zimbabwe
This morning you drive past the the otherworldly landscape of the Makgadikgadi, Pans Botswana’s great salt pans covering more than 12,000 square kilometres. (400/5 hours)
The drive (approx 6 hours) to Victoria Falls, where your riverside camp provides an ideal location from which to explore the area. Stretching from Kazangula to the Matetsi River mouth, but centred around the superb, always breathtaking Victoria Falls, the Upper Zambezi Valley has a host of adrenaline pumping activities on offer. On arrival you head off to see one of the most awesome sights in the world, ‘Mosi-oa-Tunya’- the Smoke That Thunders (the name given to the falls by the Makololo people). The waterfalls are without doubt one of the greatest and most unforgettably scenic spectacles in Africa. Camp - 2 nights (B)
Today is free for you to return to the falls or to take one of the many activities offered in the area. If you feel adventurous, you can take on the river on a white water rafting trip, or take a bungee jump off the bridge spanning it. Many people choose to fly over the falls for the best aerial view - you can either try a flight by light aircraft, microlight or helicopter over the falls. The ‘Flight of the Angels’, as it is known, takes its name from a passage in Livingstone’s journal. The overwhelming force and beauty of what he had just seen inspired him to write: “on sights as beautiful as this, angels in their flight must have gazed. (B)
N.B. All activities are optional and will need to be paid for locally. If opting for any of the more extreme activities please ensure that you are covered under your travel insurance policy.
This morning is left free for further optional activities before the trip ends. Clients on group flights transfer to Victoria Falls Airport (30 mins) in the afternoon for return flights home via Johannesburg. (B)
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