40 Days
Duration
20 Seater
Vehicle Type
Botswana, Kenya, Malawi, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia
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Journey over 40 days from Kenya, Nairobi via Tanzania & Malawi to Victoria Falls continue through Botswana to Namibia to end in Cape Town, South Africa.

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Camp in several National Parks to better appreciate Africa’s natural beauty from lush gardens to secluded beaches. Explore the bazaars and shops of Stone Town and savour the views of Victoria Falls. Travel the rugged terrain of Africa’s unspoiled landscapes and meet its people. Visit natural landmarks like the Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Malawi, South Luangwa and the Victoria Falls, one of the seven natural wonders of the world.  In Windhoek, Namibia one of the smallest and cleanest capital cities in the world you can treat yourself to the famous locally brewed beer, the Windhoek Lager. Admire the sunset at Fish River Canyon, journey over the Namib desert with its splendid red dunes and go on safari in Etosha National Park. End your tour in the bustling and sophisticated city of Cape Town, nestled between mountains, beaches and Winelands, Cape Town is home to one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature and one of the most widely recognized mountains in the world. Flat as a table on top, and often with a tablecloth of cloud, it remains one of the most exquisite views to behold at the southern end of Africa.  The city’s architecture traces the influence of Dutch and English occupants, alongside settlers from France, Germany and the East. Cape Town is also home to the South African Parliament and a host of outstanding museums, the South African National Gallery and the National Library of South Africa.

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.

NOTE: Zanzibar is a Muslim society. Travellers are encouraged to be respectful of the island’s culture. Away from the beach, immodestly dressed women or men exposing shoulders and knees or wearing see-through or tight clothes can cause offence, so please take care in Stone Town. Nungwi is a little bit more relaxed, but travellers are still asked to cover up when walking around outside the resort area. First ask permission when taking photos

(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$5,033.00
Solo Room Supplement: US$325.00

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Optional extras:
Fly-in: 2-night Delta pack – Low Season:     US$854.00
Fly-in: 2-night Delta pack – High Season:    US$954.00     (01/06 – 31/10)
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Group Size: Max 20
Days: 40
Start: Nairobi
End: Cape Town
Distance: 9730km
Transport: Adventure Overland Safari Vehicle
Meals: 39 Breakfasts, 31 Lunches, 29 Dinners
Accommodation: Basic Hotel (1 nts), Multi-share Lodge (2 nts), Comfort Hotel (2 nt), Bungalow/Lodge (3 nts), Tented Room (1 nt), Participation Camping (28 nts), Adventure Tents (2 nts)
Entrance Fees: South Luangwa National Park, Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Chobe National Park. Okavango Delta, Etosha National Park, Sesriem / Sossusvlei, Namib Naukluft National Park, Fish River Canyon
Activities: South Luangwa Game Drive, Village Visit – Malawi, Ferry to Zanzibar, Spice Tour, Game Drive in 4×4 Safari Vehicle down into Ngorongoro Crater, Game Drives in Serengeti with 4×4 Safari Vehicles, 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 & School Experience, Sossus on Foot – Desert Experience, Dune 45, Sossusvlei / Deadvlei Transfer, Sesriem Canyon, Fish River Canyon including Sunset, Africa4us Kids Project
Crew: 1 Tour Leader, 1 Driver for the duration of the tour, local guides as per activities included

Day1

Nairobi

Arrival day and welcome meeting at 18:00. After introductions, your Tour Leader will review the details of your trip and answer any questions. Explore the city of Nairobi, which highlights include The Nairobi National Museum, The Railway Museum, Karen Blixen Museum, The Village Market, Giraffe Centre, Bomas of Kenya and much more. But perhaps the most famous tourist attraction is Carnivore, an open-air restaurant featuring an all-you-can-eat meat buffet.
Meals: N/A
Accommodation: Tented Rooms
Activities Included: Welcome Meeting at 18:00
Activities Optional: Nairobi NP Game Drives, Elephant Orphanage, Giraffe Centre, Karen Blixen Museum
Entrance Fees Included: N/A

Day2

Nairobi to Arusha

Depart early for Arusha, a bustling city located on the eastern side of the Great Rift Valley. If you are lucky you might just get a glimpse of Mount Kilimanjaro, usually veiled behind clouds. Kilimanjaro is a dormant volcano and the highest free-standing mountain in Africa. This is one of those days where you will enjoy the journey just as much as the destination, if not more. Watch how the landscapes change into open savannah and acacia trees. You overnight stay will be at Meserani Snake Park, a truly community oriented campsite. All the proceeds of the bar and campsite go towards the free clinic for the Masai and to take care of snakes, birds and other animals that are injured or would have been killed. Drink an ice-cold Kilimanjaro beer or soda with the knowledge that you are contributing to the community.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Camping
Activities Included: Snake Park, Masaai Museum
Activities Optional: N/A
Entrance Fees Included: N/A

Day3

Arusha to Serengeti National Park

Enjoy a long scenic drive to the Serengeti. The Serengeti Migration was officially declared as one of the 7 Natural Wonders of Africa February 11, 2013 in Arusha, Tanzania. Votes were cast by experts from around the world who noted the key statistical significance. Serengeti NP is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We use 4×4 safari vehicles for the duration of the Serengeti / Crater excursion, as they are better adapted for the terrain. The Serengeti is one of the best places to observe pride of lion in their natural environment. You might also spot blue wildebeest, gazelle, zebra and buffalo. Tonight, you will be sleeping in the wild in an unfenced camp in the middle of the Serengeti. Listen to all the sounds the night offers while you doze off. You might just fall asleep to the sound of a lion roaring, calling for his females, the haunting call of the hyena or the lonely cry of jackal. We spend one night, camping in the central Seronera area.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Camping
Activities Included: Game Drive through Ngorongoro Area and into The Serengeti in 4×4 Safari Vehicles
Activities Optional: N/A
Entrance Fees Included: Serengeti National Park

Day4

Serengeti National Park to Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Enjoy an early breakfast before your safari begins. We will do game drives in the Serengeti until around lunch time, before crossing over to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. The Ngorongoro Conservation Area is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Ngorongoro Crater is the world’s largest inactive, unfilled and intact volcanic caldera. The crater is home to roughly 25,000 large animals, of which you will try to find some on your morning game drive the next day. On the way to your campsite on the crater rim, you will stop for a panoramic view of the whole crater below. Put up your tent under the enormous sausage tree in the middle of the camp and be on the lookout for buffalo, zebra, or elephant which might just wander into the campsite looking for the soft, juicy grass you are camping on. On a lucky evening, you will wake up to the sound of zebra or buffalo chomping away on the grass around your tent.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Camping
Activities Included: Game Drive in Serengeti
Activities Optional: N/A
Entrance Fees Included: Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Day5

Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Moshi

Enjoy a final early morning game drive into the Crater in search of that perfect photo shoot. Descending 600 metres from the crater rim to the bottom of the crater will feel like entering an ancient world. Massive candelabra cacti stand watch along the slopes and inside the crater, you will find a mini-world with a lake, a swamp, a river, grassland and forest. Have cameras ready for endangered black rhino, elephant with long, white, curved tusks, spotted hyena, herds of wildebeest clowning around, skittish zebra or the jackpot of any game drive, the big cats – lion, leopard and cheetah.  Return to Karatu and the comfort of the Adventure Overland Safari Vehicle and continue onwards to Moshi, a small town on the lower slopes of Kilimanjaro.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Camping
Activities Included: Game Drive into Ngorongoro Crater with 4×4 Safari Vehicles
Activities Optional: N/A
Entrance Fees Included: N/A

Day6

Moshi to Bagamoyo

Rise early for a long drive to Bagamoyo.  Situated approximately 50km north of Dar es Salaam. Bagamoyo was the most important trading post of Eastern Africa in the 19th century. A small fishing village, Bagamoyo is rich in history. Ruins of German-era colonial buildings and alleyways with a beautiful beachside backdrop of the Indian Ocean makes this small village well worth a visit.  Enjoy some freshly caught fish cooked to your delight at the fish market situated on the beach.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Camping
Activities Included: N/A
Activities Optional: Explore Town & Fish Market
Entrance Fees Included: N/A

Day7

Bagamoyo to Zanzibar (Nungwi Beach)

Today you have a short ferry trip on the ocean from Dar es Salaam to Zanzibar. On arrival at the harbour, you will hop into a private transfer vehicle that will first take you on a spice tour before continuing to Nungwi Beach. On the spice tour, you will come to understand why Zanzibar is also named the Spice Island. On this guided tour, you will learn how spices such as cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg vanilla and peppercorns are grown and harvested. Inhale deeply the fragrance of a fresh piece of cinnamon bark or an open vanilla pod while wandering through the crops. After a tasty Swahili lunch, you continue to the holiday resort of Nungwi Beach. With white beaches, tropical waters and amazing sunsets, this beautiful beach resort is the perfect way to recharge after long distances travelled the past few days.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Bungalow/Lodge
Activities Included: Spice Tour
Activities Optional: Diving, Snorkeling, Fishing, Sunset Cruise
Entrance Fees Included: N/A

Day8

Nungwi Beach

Enjoy a relaxed day exploring this historic town, simply relax at your hotel next to the pool or enjoy Nungwi Beach’s white sandy beaches, stage-set palm trees, turquoise sea and sunshine. Take part in activities like snorkeling, scuba diving or guided walks. Your Tour Leader will assist in booking if needed.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Bungalow/Lodge
Activities Included: N/A
Activities Optional: Diving, Snorkeling, Fishing, Sunset Cruise
Entrance Fees Included: N/A

Day9

Nungwi Beach to Stone Town

Enjoy a private transfer back to Stone Town, and explore this historic town with its maze of alleys lined with houses, shops, bazaars and mosques. Wander through the narrow streets filled with the fragrance of incense and spices, and add the distinct “Zanzibar smell” to your memories. The incredible architecture and enormous brass-studded wooden doors offer endless photo opportunities and although the Zanzibarians in their long, elegantly flowing garments are tempting to take pictures of, please be sensitive to the fact that they don’t like to be photographed. If you don’t want to walk the streets on your own you can go on a guided city tour and if towns are not your thing, you can always go on a boat trip to a nearby island like Prison Island. For lunch and dinner, the opportunities available will make it very hard to choose. Be adventurous at the evening food market and try a Zanzibar pizza or have a spicy meal at one of the many Indian restaurants.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Comfort Hotel
Activities Included: N/A
Activities Optional: Stone Town Tour, Prison Island Tour, Explore Stone Town, Jozani Forest Tour
Entrance Fees Included: N/A

Day10

Stone Town to Dar Es Salaam to Mikumi

Depart from Zanzibar Ferry terminal early morning and then get on to your Adventure Overland Safari Vehicle in Dar es Salaam for the journey to your overnight stay at Tan-Swiss Lodge in the small town of Mikumi. On the way, you will drive through Mikumi National Park. Although this is not a game drive and just a passing through, you might spot wildlife such as giraffe, zebra and elephant right along the highway.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Camping
Activities Included: N/A
Activities Optional: N/A
Entrance Fees Included: N/A

Day11

Mikumi to Iringa

Today is a shorter journey to Iringa through incredibly beautiful scenery, for example, the winding road through Baobab Valley – which is exactly what the name promises – a valley filled with baobab trees of all shapes and ages.   Iringa is a region famous for its woven baskets made from local reeds. We overnight at Kizolanza Farmhouse, a working farm with sheep, cattle and a variety of crops of vegetables, herbs and flowers. Kisolanza is the perfect halfway travellers haven on the way to Malawi. It will be hard to find a place where elegance, ambience and practicality meet in a more charming way. Old ruins on the farm had been converted into The Mud Ruins Bar and Restaurant while keeping the original 70-year-old structures intact. Enjoy a hearty dinner prepared with produce from the farm while candles and lanterns lit up this charismatic ruin with natural ambiance and rustic elegance.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Camping
Activities Included: N/A
Activities Optional: N/A
Entrance Fees Included: N/A

Day12

Iringa to Lake Malawi (Chitimba)

The next few days will offer a total change of scenery and a new country when you camp right next to Lake Malawi. Explorer David Livingstone nicknamed this expanse of water The Lake of Stars because of the flickering lights of fishermen on the lake at night. Nestled between Malawi, Mozambique and Tanzania, the shores of Lake Malawi are lined with picturesque thatched roofed huts and colourful washing fluttering on washing lines. You will drive past self-sufficient crops of maize, banana and paw-paw trees, racks loaded with small fish drying in the sun, chicken and piglets scattering across the road, women in brightly coloured wrapped skirts with buckets balanced on their heads and waving children. After a long day’s driving, you will finally be able to plunge down on a comfortable couch, handmade by the owner of Chitimba Camp or sit in the early evening on the beach to enjoy the cool breeze blowing from the lake.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Camping
Activities Included: N/A
Activities Optional: N/A
Entrance Fees Included: N/A

Day13

Chitimba Beach

Today is a relaxing day on which you can take an optional hike to the Livingstonia Museum or try your hand at wood carving, go on a guided hike, optional village tours or challenge one of the locals at one of their most popular games called Bao which is the Swahili name for a board game. There is a curio market just outside the camp where you can test your negotiation skills and bargain for that perfect souvenir, that is often made right there on the spot. Marvel at the craftsmanship needed to carve the intricate designs out of wood to decorate anything from three-legged Malawi chairs and tables, wooden bowls, chess boards, wall decorations and hundreds of other things big and small.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Camping
Activities Included: N/A
Activities Optional: Hikes, Craft Market, Village Tour
Entrance Fees Included: N/A

Day14

Lake Malawi: Chitimba to Kande Beach

Today we continue driving south all along Lake Malawi to our next destination Kande Beach near the town of Chintheche. En route you will drive through a rubber tree forest. Your adventure crew will show you the process of rubber tree tapping and how the farmers collect the latex from these trees. Stop for shopping in Mzuzu which is the third largest city in Malawi and the centre of the agricultural region. It is a short drive to Kande and you will have the afternoon and next day to do some of the exciting activities Kande offers.  You can experience the novelty of diving in fresh water with a Padi accredited diving centre. Or just bask in the sun on the beach, take a swim in the fresh water, or take a kayak or pedal boat out on the water. For horse lovers, there is an opportunity to do some horse riding and take your horse for a swim in the lake at the end of your ride.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Camping
Activities Included: N/A
Activities Optional: Diving, Snorkeling, Canoeing, Fishing
Entrance Fees Included: N/A

Day15

Kande Beach

The day begins with a taste of local life when you go on a village tour after breakfast with one of the local guides. You will learn more about the culture and daily life of the friendly local people on this tour and soon you will be surrounded by children eager to show off their English and speak with a foreigner.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Camping
Activities Included: Village Tour
Activities Optional: Diving, Snorkeling, Canoeing, Fishing, Horse Riding
Entrance Fees Included: N/A

Day16

Kande Beach to South Luangwa National Park

Today brings a border crossing into Zambia and a long, but worthwhile drive in a western direction to the jewel of Zambia, South Luangwa National Park. Savour Africa’s natural beauty from the comfort of your Adventure Overland Safari Vehicle. You will overnight next to the Luangwa River on the border of South Luangwa National Park. A brave night guard will be on the look-out for hippo, elephant or lion that might wander into the camp. You will truly feel part of Africa at South Luangwa.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Camping
Activities Included: N/A
Activities Optional: N/A
Entrance Fees Included: N/A

Day17

South Luangwa National Park

We do a morning game drive with 4×4 safari vehicles to see how many of the 60 different animal species in the park we can find. South Luangwa is the southernmost national park in the valley of the Luangwa River and regarded by many experts as one of the greatest wildlife sanctuaries in the world. Be on the lookout for elephant lazily going about finding food, search for the well-known red lion nicknamed Ginger by the rangers, stop at towering Thornicroft giraffe, the tallest animals in the world, great herds of buffalo, puku, zebra, pods of hippo and much, much more.  Get lost in a spectacular world with majestic trees such as mopane, tamarind, sausage tree and marula tree and watch the rising sun turning the dust into swirling red-golden clouds. You also have the option to book an afternoon or night game drive as an optional activity.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Camping
Activities Included: Morning Game Drive
Activities Optional: Afternoon and Night Drive
Entrance Fees Included: South Luangwa National Park

Day18

South Luangwa National Park to Lusaka

Take the Great East Road for a long day’s drive to Lusaka, the capital of Zambia. You have ample time to relax and soak up the scenery of unspoiled nature and traditional settlements en route. You will cross an important landmark about halfway, namely the Luangwa Bridge across the Luangwa River. If time allows you might make a quick stop at the market town straddling the highway and taste dried fish or buy a straw hat or basket.  Your rest camp is just outside the capital situated on a private game farm, where you can linger in the swimming pool or enjoy refreshments in the bar.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Camping
Activities Included: N/A
Activities Optional: N/A
Entrance Fees Included: N/A

Day19

Lusaka to Livingstone (Victoria Falls)

Continue to your destination, Livingstone. This is your home base for the next two nights. The Victoria Falls is not the widest or highest falls but is regarded as the World’s biggest. It produces a breath-taking curtain of falling water as it drops into the gorge below. See why it’s considered among one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Adventure Tents
Activities Included: N/A
Activities Optional: White Water Rafting, Bungee Jumping, Helicopter Flights, Boat Cruise
Entrance Fees Included: N/A

Day20

Livingstone (Victoria Falls)

You have the day free to explore or enjoy a selection of optional activities. Take a helicopter or microlight flight over the Victoria Falls, and let your breath be stolen away by the sight of these magnificent falls, 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).  Livingstone 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 are 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
Accommodation: Adventure Tents
Activities Included: N/A
Activities Optional: White Water Rafting, Bungee Jumping, Helicopter Flights, Boat Cruise
Entrance Fees Included: N/A

Day21

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

Day22

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

Day23

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 23: 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

Day24

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 24: 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

Day25

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 25: 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. In Ghanzi we visit a 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

Day26

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

Day27

Windhoek to Etosha National Park


Depart after breakfast for Etosha National Park, one of Southern Africa’s most loved wildlife sanctuaries. Head out for an afternoon game drive to search for elephant, antelope and lion around their watering holes. Etosha is home to more than 100 species of mammals including the endangered black rhino, and with pelicans, flamingos and many other bird species flocking to its salt pans in the rainy season, it’s a birdwatcher’s paradise. Animals often cluster around the watering holes close to the campsites and this offers you the unique opportunity to sit and wait for the animals to come to you. These fenced watering holes have seating areas and are perfectly safe. The floodlights give you the opportunity to sit at the waterhole right through the night and enjoy the interaction all the different species have with each other around the water.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Camping
Activities Included: Afternoon Game Drives in Adventure Overland Safari Vehicle, Watering Hole at Camp
Activities Optional: Night Game Drives
Entrance Fees Included: Etosha National Park

Day28

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

Day29

Etosha National Park to Opuwo


Journey towards the capital of Namibia’s Kunene Region, Opuwo, which is home to the Himba, Herero, and Damara people. Admire the views from your Adventure Overland Safari Vehicle as they morph into rocky, desert landscapes. We will go on a guided walk to a traditional Himba Kraal and learn more about the Himba culture. The Himba is famous for their bodies painted red with an animal fat and ochre mixture and exquisitely decorated hair and jewellery.   The Himba is often regarded as one of the last truly traditional tribes on earth and it is not strange to see traditionally dressed Himba between the other tribes (in Western clothing) in the streets and shops of Opuwo. We also visit one of the Africa4us Kids Projects to either help with construction or deliver books and toys.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Camping
Activities Included: Game Drive AM, Himba Settlement & School visit PM
Activities Optional: N/A
Entrance Fees Included: N/A

Day30

Opuwo to Twyfelfontein


Today we travel to an area famous for desert elephant. Twyfelfontein means “spring of doubt” Twyfelfontein is a site of ancient art and sacred rituals portrayed in the at least 2500 rock engravings found there. It was also proclaimed Namibia’s first UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2007. At Twyfelfontein you will have the opportunity to discover more about one of Namibia’s oldest tribes, the Damara.  You might want to add a visit to the Damara Living Museum to your optional activities list.  This project is a reconstruction of the traditional culture of the Damara, a contribution to preserving the culture of the tribe and an income provider to the community. You will also have the opportunity to do an optional guided walk to an engraving site.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Camping
Activities Included: N/A
Activities Optional: Damara Living Museum, Twyfelfontein Engravings
Entrance Fees Included: N/A

Day31

Twyfelfontein to Brandberg


The journey north continues, with Brandberg the next destination.  You can visit the famous White Lady Bushmen painting in the Brandberg Mountain which is the highest point in Namibia standing at 2,573m above sea level. Although the walk is not strenuous, it takes about 2 hours in a very hot environment so be sure to be armed with a hat, sunglasses, comfortable closed shoes and plenty water and sunscreen. Enjoy the breath-taking scenery along the riverbed on the way to the famous “lady”, with multi-coloured rocks that take on various shades of flaming orange in the late afternoon, giving the mountain its name.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Camping
Activities Included: N/A
Activities Optional: Visit the White Lady Bushmen Painting
Entrance Fees Included: N/A

Day32

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

Day33

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

Day34

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

Day35

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

Day36

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

Day37

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

Day38

Gariep River to Trawal


Today we cross the border into South Africa.  We visit our Arica4us Kids Project in Kamieskroon where you can spend some valuable time with the children playing some games or reading a book to them. 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: Africa4us Kids Project
Activities Optional: Wine Tasting
Entrance Fees Included: N/A

Day39

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

Day40

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

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.

Ultimate Africa Southbound Premium Camping

This Combo Tour is a combination of the following three Core Tours:

Falls and Delta Premium CAMPING Adventure
Falls and Delta Premium CAMPING Adventure
Best of Eastern Africa Southbound Premium CAMPING Adventure
Best of Eastern Africa Southbound Premium CAMPING Adventure
Desert and Cape Premium CAMPING Adventure
Desert and Cape Premium CAMPING Adventure
Namib Desert
African Sunset
Etosha National Park
Lake Malawi
Serengeti National Park
Falls and Delta Premium CAMPING Adventure
Chobe National Park - Kudu
San (Bushmen)
Delta Water Lily
Okavango Delta
Best of Eastern Africa Southbound Premium CAMPING Adventure
Serengeti National Park - Giraffe
elephant
Bagamoyo
etosha
sossusvlei
sand-dune-with-people
Himba Tribe

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