Cape to Vic Falls Explorer – 21 Days

December 1, 2010 by  
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Cape to Vic Falls Explorer

Small group participation camping & cabin safari

An epic journey through Namibia, Botswana and Zambia covering Fish River Canyon, the wildlife in Etosha Pan National Park, the Okavango Delta, Sossusvlei in the Namib Desert and the awesome Victoria Falls!

Highlights

  • Fish River Canyon – walking
  • Namib Desert – walk Sossusvlei dunes
  • Swakopmund – dune boarding & quad biking
  • Brandberg – rock paintings
  • Etosha NP – game drives
  • Okavango Delta – mokoro excursion and bush walks
  • Victoria Falls – adventure activities

Includes

  • 4 nights in hotel / cabin & 16 nights camping
  • Entrance fees
  • Use of camping equipment (except sleeping bags)
  • Transport in minibus / safari truck & 4WD
  • Meals as per itinerary
  • Professional guide
  • Okavango Delta mokoro excursion

Day 1 CAPE TOWN

Cape to Vic Falls Explorer   21 Days Departing, after a tour briefing, from Cape Town at 08:00am we visit the African Penguin colony en route to Cape Point Nature Reserve and then relax on Hout Bay beach. We sample some of Cape Town’s culinary wonders at a local restaurant in the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront (own expense). [guest house ---]

Day 2 CEDARBERG

Cape to Vic Falls Explorer   21 Days Guided walk included. The Cedarberg is a massive rocky wilderness where giant sandstone boulders have been sculpted by wind and rain into bizarre and artistic shapes. In the afternoon we explore the rugged landscape on foot. [camping BLD]
[B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner]

Day 3 GARIEP RIVER

Cape to Vic Falls Explorer   21 Days We make our way into the more arid regions and upon entering Namibia, we camp at the Gariep River. Free time for swimming and relaxing or you can adventure down the river in canoes (own expense). [camping BLD]

Day 4 FISH RIVER CANYON

Cape to Vic Falls Explorer   21 Days We make our way to Fish River canyon, the second larg¬est canyon in the world. In the afternoon we watch as a spectacular sunset slips over the canyon’s rim. [camping BLD]

Day 5 – 6 NAMIB DESERT

Cape to Vic Falls Explorer   21 Days Guided walk included. Towering red sand dunes of Sossusvlei form the gateway into the Namib Desert. We will walk to Sossusvlei, explore Sesriem Canyon and watch dramatic sunsets over the world’s highest sand dunes. [camping BLD]

Day 7 – 8 SWAKOPMUND

Cape to Vic Falls Explorer   21 Days Lunar landscapes surround the coastal town of Swakopmund as we approach the coast. Day free to explore the town or try quad biking / dune boarding (own expense). We enjoy evening restaurant meals (own expense). [guest house Bx2 Lx1 -]

Day 9 SPITZKOP

Cape to Vic Falls Explorer   21 Days Guided walk included. Beautiful desert landscapes. We move north along the arid coast to the Cape Cross seal colony before heading inland to set up camp under the Spitzkoppe, huge granite domes rising out of the desert. Enjoy a magnificent sunset. We’ll take a short walk to explore the area. [camping BLD]

Day 10 UGAB WILDERNESS

Cape to Vic Falls Explorer   21 Days Guided walk included. Our next stop is the Brandberg where we camp next to the dry Ugab River, home to the rare desert elephants. We explore the mountains on foot with our local guides, who lead us through this region adorned with rock art. [camping BLD]

Day 11 – 12 ETOSHA NP

Cape to Vic Falls Explorer   21 Days Etosha National Park, “the great white place of dry water”, in the game rich northwest corner of Namibia offers a variety of wildlife. We take game drives around the huge dry pan to find the elephants, herds of antelope and lions around the waterholes before we camp at Okaukuejo with its flood-lit waterhole. (Subject to animal movements we may use any of the 3 camps in Etosha.) [camping BLD]

Day 13 WINDHOEK

Cape to Vic Falls Explorer   21 Days The charm of the city of Windhoek lies in its harmonious blend of African and European cultures and the friendliness of its people. We visit the cosmopolitan capital and enjoy a restaurant meal (own expense). [guest house BL-]

Cape to Namibia clients end tour +/-08:00am on morning of day 14, please contact Sunway office for details. [B--]

Day 14 KALAHARI

Cape to Vic Falls Explorer   21 Days Guided walk included. Crossing into Botswana we overnight in the heart of the Kalahari. We take a walk with the local San Bushmen to learn fascinating bush skills. [camping BLD]

Day 15, 16, 17 OKAVANGO DELTA

Cape to Vic Falls Explorer   21 Days Guided walk included. We camp in Maun for a night in preparation before journeying deep into the Okavango Delta on Makoro (dugouts) – an experience not to be missed. We camp wild on remote islands for 2 nights and enjoy bush walks, swimming and the birdlife in this pristine wilderness area. [camping Bx3 Lx3 Dx2]

Day 18 MAKGADIKGADI PANS

Cape to Vic Falls Explorer   21 Days Feel the vastness of Africa under a big sky sunset. After the rains the pans fill with water and attract thousands of water birds and herds of zebra, wildebeest and springbok. [camping BL-]

Day 19 – 21 ZAMBIA / VICTORIA FALLS

Cape to Vic Falls Explorer   21 Days Tour Victoria Falls, a natural wonder of the world, plunging into the Zambezi Gorge. Enjoy a sundowner river cruise on the mighty Zambezi or a spectacular “flight of angels” over the Falls (own expense). Tour ends at +/- 08:00 am on the morning of day 21. [camping B - -]

Flights are available from Livingstone to Johannesburg or when available you can take a free Sunway transit return to Johannesburg with the tour vehicle (all meals and accommodation for own expense). 2 days, arrives Johannesburg at +/- 18:00 on Wednesday. Subject to availability.

PRE & POST TOUR ACCOMMODATION:

Sweet Orange Guesthouse
Due to the early departure time of this safari we recommend that you stay in Cape Town the night before safari. Please indicate if you require assistance with airport transfers and hotel reservations in the vacation planner when prompted.

SUSTAINABLE TOURISM:

We visit the Okavango Delta with local guides from the Community Trust – all entrance, camping and guiding fees go directly to the local people thus ensuring them a tourism income and sustainable protection of the environment.

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