21 Days
Duration
Max 20
Group Size
Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia
Location
Camping
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Travel from the Victoria Falls in Zambia via Botswana & Namibia to Cape Town, South Africa over 21 days.

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Enjoy a spectacular journey, offering unforgettable scenery and experiences – from the breath-taking water views of Victoria Falls to the majestic landscape of the Okavango Delta.  Journey further to the Namib desert with its splendid red dunes and go on safari in Etosha National Park looking for lion, elephant and a myriad of other wildlife. Interact with the ancient tribes the Himba and San (Bushmen) and learn more of their survival skills in harsh environments.
End your tour in the bustling and sophisticated city of Cape Town, nestled between mountains, beaches and Winelands.
This tour gives you several nights of camping under the African sky and transport in an Adventure Overland Safari Vehicle (fitted with 20 luxury seats), which will ensure that you’ll get an unforgettable camping experience in Africa. With time to explore on your own and optional activities including hikes and skydiving, you’ll soak up the beauty and diversity of Southern Africa.

(On this tour, you will have the option to go on a 2-night fly-in Okavango Delta Safari. Please note that this is an optional activity and it is not included in the tour price. Included in the tour is a day excursion into the Delta but no overnight in the Delta.)
Tour Price: US$2166.00
Solo Room Supplement: US$195.00
Optional extras:
Fly-in: 2-Night Delta Package Low-Season:    US$1068.00
Fly-in 2-Night Delta Package High-Season:    US$1254.00 (01 Jul – 31 Oct)
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Group Size: Max 20
Days: 21
Start: Livingstone
End: Cape Town
Distance: 5000km
Transport: Adventure Overland Safari Vehicle
Meals: 20 Breakfasts, 15 Lunches, 14 Dinners
Accommodation: Basic Hotel (1 nts), Multishare Rooms (2 nts), Participation Camping (14 nts), Comfort Hotel (1 nt), Adventure Tents (2 nts)
Entrance Fees: Chobe National Park. Okavango Delta, Etosha National Park, Sesriem / Sossusvlei, Namib Naukluft National Park, Fish River Canyon
Activities: Chobe River Boat Cruise, Chobe National Park Game Drive, Okavango Delta Day Trip – Mokoro Trail & Nature Walk, Game Drives Etosha National Park, Authentic Himba Settlement Experience, Sossus on Foot – Desert Experience, Dune 45, Sossusvlei / Deadvlei Transfer, Sesriem Canyon, Fish River Canyon including sunset
Crew: 1 Tour Leader, 1 Driver for the duration of the tour, local guides as per activities included

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Day1

Livingstone (Victoria Falls)


Tonight, the adventure begins but feel free to explore your surroundings long before your welcome meeting. Your time in the little town of Livingstone can be filled with a variety of activities. Take a helicopter or microlight flight over the Victoria Falls, and let your breath be stolen by the sight of the largest sheet of falling water in the world, cascading across two countries into a narrow gorge. Make sure to visit this UNESCO World Heritage Site, which is also one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. When you stand in front of the Victoria Falls you will understand why the indigenous tribe the Tonga gave it the beautiful and descriptive name of Mosi-Oa-Tunya (The Smoke That Thunders). Please be back in time to meet your group at 18:00. After introductions, your tour leader will review the details of your trip. Your Tour Leader will recommend a good selection of restaurants from which you can choose to experience the cuisine on offer in Victoria Falls.
Meals: N/A
Accommodation: Adventure Tents
Activities Included: Welcome Meeting at 18:00
Activities Optional: White Water Rafting, Bungee Jumping, Helicopter Flights, Boat Cruise
Entrance Fees Included: N/A

Day2

Livingstone (Victoria Falls)

Today you will have time to do some of the action-filled activities that the area offers. Bungee jump or gorge swing off the Victoria Falls Bridge that links Zambia and Zimbabwe and have a different view of the Victoria Falls at the same time. This bridge is constructed to carry railway, road and foot traffic. For an adrenaline activity, closer to the Zambezi River, choose a half day or full day white water rafting adventure. You can end the day with a sunset cruise on the Zambezi, complete with snacks and refreshments.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Adventure Tents
Activities Included: N/A
Activities Optional: White Water Rafting, Bungee Jumping, Helicopter Flights, Boat Cruise
Entrance Fees Included: N/A

Day3

Livingstone (Victoria Falls) to Chobe River (Kasane)

Get an early start to the day and cross the border into Botswana heading to the small town of Kasane, which is adjacent to the Chobe National Park & Chobe River. An afternoon sunset boat cruise is included. Take a sundowner with you on the boat and enjoy the sight of wildlife coming to the water.  Animals such as elephant, buffalo, kudu, bushbuck, hippo, giraffe and sable are commonly seen along the river’s edge and birdwatching is incredible during the summer months. (You have an opportunity to go on an optional Boat Photo Safari at your own expense however, you would forfeit the included afternoon sunset boat cruise).
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Camping
Activities Included: Chobe River Boat Cruise
Activities Optional: Boat Photo Safari
Entrance Fees Included: Chobe National Park

Day4

Chobe River (Kasane) to Elephant Sands

Start the day with an early morning game drive in the Chobe National Park. On return, set out for Elephant Sands, which is close to the Botswanan village of Nata. Elephant Sands is famous for its wildlife watering hole, voted as one of the top ten watering holes in Africa. At this watering hole, you can expect to see animals such as wild dogs, different antelope species and of course elephants that walk through the campsite searching for fresh water. This will probably be the closest you will get to these wild animals on foot.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Camping
Activities Included: Chobe National Park Game Drive, Watering Hole at Camp
Activities Optional: N/A
Entrance Fees Included: Chobe National Park

Day5

Elephant Sands to Maun

Head west on the famous elephant highway, known for finding elephants next to the road. Once you arrive in Maun you will have the option to get a spectacular birds-eye view of the Okavango Delta from above in a small fixed wing aircraft (weather permitting). Looking down on the Delta from the aircraft, you will get a fair idea of the magnitude of this massive mix of land and water with its intricate system of channels and islands. You might also see families of elephant, giraffe, and herds of buffalo or even hippos from the air. If you skip the flight, you’ll have the chance to kick back and relax at the campsite.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Camping
Activities Included: N/A
Activities Optional: Okavango Delta Flight PM
Entrance Fees Included: N/A

Day 5: Elephant Sands to Okavango Delta
Today we leave early morning for a long drive north-west across the Botswana interior towards Maun, Botswana’s fifth largest town. Once you arrive in Maun you will have the option to go on a 2-night fly-in safari into the Okavango Delta. This camp is accessible by light aircraft only, a 20-minute flight from Maun. On arrival, you will be met by your personal guide and welcomed to the island. Your camp for the next 2 nights is situated on the edge of Chief’s Island, deep in the heart of the Okavango, bordering the Moremi Game Reserve.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Tented Bushcamp Rooms
Activities Included: Flight from Maun to Delta Camp, Mokoro Trails, Nature Walks Trail to Camp
Activities Optional: N/A
Entrance Fees Included: Okavango Delta

Day6

Maun

Today you will experience a new way of travelling– we go into the Okavango Delta with a mokoro in the same way as the local people do.  A mokoro is a traditional dug-out canoe that seats two people. Your engine is a human being called a poler. The first part of the journey is in a 4×4 vehicle to the “polling station” where the mokoros and polers are waiting. Once you are comfortable and laid back in your mokoro, the slow and tranquil journey into the Delta begins. Gliding along on the quiet water you will have an unlimited source of opportunities to take stunning pictures of your surroundings. How long the mokoro journey will take, will depend on the time of year and water levels of the Delta. You will stop for lunch at an island and enjoy a nature walk of a few hours. Then you head back to Maun again in your mokoro enjoying a last hour or two on the water while the late afternoon sun starts heading for the horizon.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Camping
Activities Included: Okavango Delta Day Trip – Mokoro Trail & Nature Walk
Activities Optional: N/A
Entrance Fees Included: Okavango Delta

Day 6: Okavango Delta
Rise early for a nature walk with your own professional guide (a maximum of two guests per guide), returning for a late breakfast. Relax at camp reading a book or cooling down from the midday heat in the fresh waters of the Delta (under the watchful eye of your guide). In the afternoon after the midday heat has dissipated you will venture out again into nature in search of birds and possibly some wildlife. Should you wish to explore for the whole day, we’ll be happy to pack you a picnic lunch. You will also get a chance to go to the nearby islands in a mokoro, the traditional dug-out canoe that seats two people. Your engine is a human being called a poler. Spend your last night in the heart of the Delta and African bush and fall asleep to the sound of hippos grunting. Early the next morning you will fly back to Maun to meet up with your group.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Tented Bushcamp Rooms
Activities Included: Mokoro Trail, Guided Nature Walks
Activities Optional: N/A
Entrance Fees Included: Okavango Delta

Day7

Maun to Ghanzi

Continue the journey to Ghanzi, for your last night in Botswana. Ghanzi is the area where San (Bushmen) live who still have the knowledge of an ancient lifestyle and who are eager to welcome visitors into their almost forgotten world. Join the San for an optional afternoon walk and in the evening an optional ancient dance ritual performed around a campfire. If the night is clear, enjoy the sparkling, starry skies for which Ghanzi is famous.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Camping
Activities Included: N/A
Activities Optional: San (Bushmen) Walk & Dance
Entrance Fees Included: N/A

Day 7: Maun to Ghanzi
After an early breakfast, you will catch your flight back to Maun where you will meet up with the rest of the group. Continue the journey to Ghanzi, for your last night in Botswana. Ghanzi is the farm where San (Bushmen) live who still have the knowledge of an ancient lifestyle and who are eager to welcome visitors into their almost forgotten world. Join the San for an optional ancient dance ritual performed around a campfire.   If the night is clear, enjoy the sparkling, starry skies for which Ghanzi is famous.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Tented Bushcamp Rooms
Activities Included: Flight from Delta Camp to Maun
Activities Optional: San (Bushmen) Walk & Dance
Entrance Fees Included: N/A

Day8

Ghanzi to Windhoek

Leave Ghanzi early for a long drive through the western parts of Botswana and across the border into Namibia, a country famous for sand, sea and sun. Enjoy dinner at one of Windhoek’s famous restaurants (at your own expense). If you have not yet tried game meat then this is a great opportunity to treat your taste buds with something new like kudu, ostrich, impala or even crocodile. Windhoek is the “getting on” and “getting off” hub for people who have booked shorter “legs” of your combo tour. You might lose some of your travel companions and new people might join. You might also have a change of vehicle and adventure crew (tour leader and driver.) Although it might sound a bit daunting, please be assured that your vehicle will be the same standard and your adventure crew are very experienced in dealing with these changes to make it as smooth as possible. All adventure crew is committed to giving the best possible service but because all have their own style, own special recipes and own passion with regards to culture, fauna and flora, geology etc. having a change of adventure crew will broaden your experience on the trip immensely.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Comfort Hotel
Activities Included: N/A
Activities Optional: Explore City, Craft Market & Museums
Entrance Fees Included: N/A

Day9

Windhoek to Etosha National Park


Leave Ghanzi early for a long drive through the western parts of Botswana and across the border into Namibia, a country famous for sand, sea and sun. Enjoy dinner at one of Windhoek’s famous restaurants (at your own expense). If you have not yet tried game meat then this is a great opportunity to treat your taste buds with something new like kudu, ostrich, impala or even crocodile.Windhoek is the “getting on” and “getting off” hub for people who have booked shorter “legs” of your combo tour. You might lose some of your travel companions and new people might join. You might also have a change of vehicle and adventure crew (tour leader and driver.) Although it might sound a bit daunting, please be assured that your vehicle will be the same standard and your adventure crew are very experienced in dealing with these changes to make it as smooth as possible. All adventure crew is committed to giving the best possible service but because all have their own style, own special recipes and own passion with regards to culture, fauna and flora, geology etc. having a change of adventure crew will broaden your experience on the trip immensely.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Camping
Activities Included: Game Drives in Adventure Overland Safari Vehicle, Watering Hole at Camp
Activities Optional: Night Game Drives
Entrance Fees Included: Etosha National Park


Day10

Etosha National Park


Enjoy a full day’s game drive in our Adventure Overland Safari Vehicle. Gather memories of unique sights that you will not likely experience again. Watch how ghostly grey-white elephants bathe themselves in the white dust of the area or zoom in on the magnificent sight of giraffes etched against a wide and open horizon. Overnight in the newest camp inside Etosha National Park and maybe you are just lucky enough to fall asleep with the haunting call of hyena or a lion roaring in the distance.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Camping
Activities Included: Game Drives in Adventure Overland Safari Vehicle, Watering Hole at Camp
Activities Optional: N/A
Entrance Fees Included: Etosha National Park

Day11

Etosha National Park to Kamanjab

We overnight about 20 km outside Kamanjab on a family farm.   This extraordinary place offers guided tours around an authentic Himba village.  Experience in depth the life and ways of living of the last traditional tribe in Namibia.  Ever heard of a smoke bath?  Learn about their beliefs in their ancestors and herbal medicine, their hairstyles and jewellery imitating the status of each tribe member as well as their close relationship with nature, their cattle and children.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Camping
Activities Included: Game Drive AM, Himba Settlement Experience
Activities Optional: Cheetah Farm Activities
Entrance Fees Included: N/A


Day12

Kamanjab to Brandberg

We travel southwest to Brandberg which is home to Königstein, at 2,573m above sea level the highest peak in Namibia. At Brandberg we offer a variety of guided self-drive tours with our Polaris Utility Terrain Vehicles (UTV).  This enables you to enjoy the spectacular scenery and wildlife of the Brandberg area as well as experience the thrill of driving one of these customised vehicles.  Tours are led by professional local guides and backup includes satellite phone communications and vehicle tracking.

We suggest booking the 4-hours White Lady Ultimate Adventure – a self-drive of fun and adventure.  On this trip, you visit the famous White Lady Bushmen Painting.  You depart early morning and drive through breath-taking scenery along the Ugab River surrounded by multicoloured rocks that take on various shades of flaming orange. Have fun with some 4×4 sand driving and a drive through the rocky terrain leading through local villages towards the famous painting’s entrance. From the entrance, it is approximately an hours’ hike to The White Lady Painting.  After the hike, we return to the lodge following various small tracks and riverbeds. Included are drinks and the service of a professional driver/guide.  (See details under the activity summary.) Around the lodge area, there is a good chance to see the famous desert elephant, sometimes casually wandering into the lodge premises.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Camping
Activities Included: N/A
Activities Optional: Variety of Ultimate Adventure Tours with Polaris Utility Terrain Vehicles
Entrance Fees Included: N/A

Day13

Brandberg to Swakopmund


Today you continue to Swakopmund with its cooler Atlantic sea air, cultural experiences and options for some adrenalin fuelled activities. The only meals provided today and tomorrow are breakfast as Swakopmund has plenty of great places to try local cuisine. Swakopmund offers a variety of bakeries and cafes with a selection of reasonably priced meals (budget approximately $5-12 USD per meal).
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Multi-Share Rooms
Activities Included: N/A
Activities Optional: Quad Biking, Sand Boarding, Skydiving etc
Entrance Fees Included: N/A

Day14

Swakopmund


Swakopmund’s big variety of attractions, cater for a huge variety of tastes and styles. You can take a walk along the beach and dip your toes in the icy Atlantic Ocean, or visit the Kristal Gallery which boasts with the largest Quartz Crystal Cluster on display in the world, weighing in at 14 100 kilograms. Browse the many excellent bookshops and curio shops and spoil yourself with a unique gift from the area. If adrenalin and outdoors is your thing then you can enjoy optional activities like quad biking, sand boarding, 4×4 safaris, skydiving (weather permitting) and more.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Multi-Share Rooms
Activities Included: N/A
Activities Optional: Quad Biking, Sand Boarding, Skydiving etc
Entrance Fees Included: N/A

Day15

Swakopmund to Boesman’s Camp


Today we travel to Boesmans’ Camp, a campsite situated on the border of one of Namibia’s spectacular landmarks, the largest conservation area in Africa, the Namib-Naukluft National Park. Included in today’s activity is a desert walk, where you will discover some of the wonderful secrets that this magical desert world hides. On this guided experience, you’ll explore the dunes and learn about the survival skills of many of the different inhabitants of the desert, including the San (Bushmen).
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Camping
Activities Included: Guided Desert Experience
Activities Optional: N/A
Entrance Fees Included: N/A

Day16

Boesman’s Camp to Sesriem


Today there are exciting places to visit in the Sesriem area. The Sesriem Canyon, a charming little canyon carved in the sedimentary rock will convince you that “size does not matter”. Climb the 170 metre high Dune 45 – named for its proximity to the Sesriem Gate. Your effort will be rewarded with a spectacular view of the valley and surrounding dunes below. We continue deeper into the dune fields where you will be transferred to the famous Sossusvlei and Deadvlei.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Camping
Activities Included: Visit Sesriem Canyon, Dune 45, Sossusvlei / Deadvlei Transfer
Activities Optional: N/A
Entrance Fees Included: Namib Naukluft National Park

Day17

Sesriem to Fish River Canyon


Today you have an early departure and long drive south to the Fish River Canyon. On the way, you will pass the small towns of Helmeringhausen and Bethanien and a farm settlement here and there, but other than that it will mostly be just the wide open Namibian landscape with spectacular scenery. Look forward to experiencing a spectacular sunset, as the sun slips over the canyon’s rim in the early evening.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Camping
Activities Included: Fish River Canyon
Activities Optional: N/A
Entrance Fees Included: Fish River Canyon

Day18

Fish River Canyon to Gariep River


We head for the Gariep River today and overnight on the Namibian side of the Namibia / South Africa border. You can go on an optional canoe trip on the river or relax at camp enjoying yet another spectacular sunset.  Watch how the waters of this majestic river change colour to shades of orange till the sun finally sets its head on the horizon. Prepare yourself for another peaceful African evening around the campfire.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Camping
Activities Included: N/A
Activities Optional: Canoe Trip on the River
Entrance Fees Included: N/A

Day19

Gariep River to Trawal


Today we cross the border into South Africa. We continue south through the famous Namaqualand area where endless carpets of flowers burst into bloom early every spring. We overnight on a small vineyard farm in Trawal, close to the Cederberg Mountains. Here grapes are produced for the local cellars and you will have the opportunity to taste and buy some of these local wines in an optional wine tasting activity.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Camping
Activities Included: N/A
Activities Optional: Wine Tasting
Entrance Fees Included: N/A

Day20

Trawal to Cape Town


Continue to the cosmopolitan city of Cape Town, one of the world’s most picturesque cities. Journey through South Africa’s Western Cape Region. Overnight close to the V&A Waterfront, where you will have easy access to the wide variety of activities and attractions offered by this culturally rich and historic city. Cape Town offers a staggering variety of experiences, tastes and sightseeing. Try a variety of exotic food, like some of the delicious Cape Malay curries, the famous local dish Bobotie, or the freshest seafood at one of the exquisite seafood restaurants at the V&A Waterfront. Make sure to extend your stay with a couple of days to go to the world-famous Robben Island where former President Nelson Mandela spent 18 years of his life, visit Cape Point or go up Table Mountain with a cable car to enjoy a panoramic view of Cape Town from the top.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Basic Hotel
Activities Included: N/A
Activities Optional: Table Mountain, Robben Island, V&A Waterfront
Entrance Fees Included: N/A

Day21

Cape Town


Our last goodbye, a healthy breakfast and the end of another incredible tour.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: N/A
Activities Included: N/A
Activities Optional: N/A
Entrance Fees Included: N/A

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We have designed this itinerary to ensure that you get the best possible experience from this tour and region. Please note that if the itinerary on your trip differs slightly from the online itinerary or brochure, be assured that any change has been made after careful consideration and with the goal to provide you with the most rewarding experience. Changes considered necessary will usually be due to change in service levels, road conditions, recommendations from past clients etc. The goal of any change will be to give an improved experience. You will be informed in writing of any major changes before your trip starts to keep you informed at all times and discuss any concerns you might have.

Some changes might also be totally out of our control, like changes in visa fees and procedures, available activities etc. and might differ to what we have advised on our website. If changes take place while you are on the road, our adventure crew will be informed immediately and this information will be conveyed to you. The adventure crew will give you all possible assistance to manage these changes.

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This Combo Tour is a combination of the following two Core Tours:
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Falls and Delta Premium CAMPING Adventure
Desert and Cape Premium CAMPING Adventure
Desert and Cape Premium CAMPING Adventure
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