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Cape Town to Victoria Falls [Traveller Photographs]

Friday, December 14th, 2012
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The Best of South West Africa overland trip is a 20 day journey that starts in Cape Town and carries you up North into Botswana, and eventually ends at Zimbabwe's majestic Victoria Falls. Get a taste of this trip's beauty from the photo journey below. A huge thank you goes to our client Robyn Preston who has been kind enough to share her moments in Africa with us.

Cape Town to Victoria Falls in Photographs

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Above: Robyn's favourite optional activity on her overland tour was quad biking in the Namib Desert, Swakopmund, Namibia.

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Above: Robyn enjoys a stroll through the waves on the beach of Swakopmund, Namibia. There are also lots of nice restaurants on the waterfront with views out over the ocean.

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Above: The Himba tribe live in a village at Kamanjab, Namibia.

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Above: A herd of zebras cross a plain looking for pasture in Etosha National Park, Namibia.

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Above: The Red Hartebeest of Etosha National Park, Namibia. These animals are nomadic, moving around to find new pastures. When startled they can run at a maximum speed of 55 kph.

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Above: The waterhole at Halali Camp in Etosha National Park, Botswana, is one of the most endearing places to sit in the evening where you can be at peace with the wildlife in their domain. It's an unforgettable experience.

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Above: The natural granite arch found at Spitzkoppe, Namibia. A favourite camping spot for overland travel companies. It's a lovely walk up to the arch. It's absolutely stunning to just sit and take in the scenery.

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Above: A baby Chakma Baboon snuggles up to its mother.

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Above: Sunset cruise on Chobe River, Botwswana. A relaxing experience with a glass of wine while you admire the wildlife along the banks of the river.

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Above: Two cubs bond during the walk with lions  activity at Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. During the walk with lions it is possible to touch them which is so special.

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Above: Robyn on a walk with lions near Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe.

All of Robyn's photos were taken on the Best of South West Africa overland trip. Check out our other trips and tours or chat to one of our consultants if you need help to find an African adventure to suit your budget and needs.

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Tags: africa-budget-travel, africa-overland-tours, botswana, namibia, zimbabwe


Okavango Delta Safari Guide

Monday, November 12th, 2012
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If you're interested in travelling to Botswana, you will not want to miss spending at least a few days in what has been called the ultimate safari destination - the Okavango Delta. We've created this Okavango Delta safari guide to prepare you for what to expect in this amazing location.

What and where is the Okavango Delta?

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Above: The Okavango Delta from a bird's eye view

The Okavango Delta is located in northwestern Botswana and is claimed to be the largest inland delta in the entire world, covering over 15 000 km2. It is a network of connected waterways, swampland and islands that is home to the largest variety of wildlife in Africa.

Okavango Delta Safari Wildlife

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Above: A lone hippo breaches at sunset in the Okavango Delta

The Okavango Delta supports a large concentration of wildlife both permanently and seasonally as they may pass through on their migration patterns. Some wildlife you may see when you’re on an Okavango Delta safari includes the African Big 5, along with many others, which include: African elephant, leopard, lion, rhinoceros, African buffalo, hippopotamus, Plains zebra, Nile crocodile, Spotted hyena, Brown hyena, Blue wildebeest, cheetah, kudu, Sable antelope, African wild dog, warthog, giraffe and Chacma baboon.

Activities on an Okavango Delta Safari

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Above: Watching the sunrise on a morning Okavango Delta bush walk

There are plenty of activities to keep you discovering while in the Okavango Delta; but that being said, most people travel to the Okavango Delta for relaxation, solitude and having a sense of ‘getting back to nature’. Activities start as you enter the Delta – choosing to either have a fly-in where you get a scenic flight over the Okavango Delta below, or reaching your accommodations via makoro (a traditional canoe dug out of a tree, complete with local polers, who help navigate you through the Okavango Delta’s waterways). Days can be spent taking bush walks or game drives to discover the abundant wildlife that the Okavango Delta has to offer. If you’re enjoying a makoro excursion, ask one of the polers to teach you how to pole a makoro or make a water lily necklace, this if your time to enjoy your beautiful surrounds and the activities it lends. If you're on an overland trip in the Okavango Delta you can expect a festive evening around the campfire when the locals perform cultural song and dance for you. A magical evening spent under the stars.

10 Must-haves on a Safari in the Okavango Delta

Apart from all the regular things you should pack on a safari in Africa, here are ten Okavango Delta safari essentials to add to your day pack. 1. Camera & spare batteries 2. Dry bag for valuables & electronics 3. Sun protection (Hat, sunscreen & lip balm) 4. Insect repellent 5. Binoculars 6. Water bottle 7. Small first aid kit 8. Headlamp or pocket torch 9. Neutral coloured (green/brown) clothing that you don’t mind getting wet 10. Journal for lazy afternoons

Weather

Summertime in the Okavango Delta really heats up from December through February, when the area experiences the majority of its rainfall for the year. At this time, temperatures can reach up to 40 °C (104 °F) during the day and stays warm through the night. March through May is when temperatures become a little more bearable, reaching around 30 °C (86 °F) throughout the day and cools down at night. Winter in the Okavango Delta is from June through August and at this time of year it is cool and dry - mild daytime temperatures quickly drop when the sun goes down and it can reach close to freezing point at this time of year. From September through November the temperatures quickly pick right back up. It’s not uncommon to see daytime temperatures hovering around the 40 °C (104 °F) mark at this time of year.

Types of Okavango Delta Safari Tours and Accommodation

The Okavango Delta may ooze a brilliant African ambience, but that doesn’t meant that you have to enjoy it through hardcore bush camping. Difference degrees of tours in the Okavango Delta include camping safaris, accommodated safaris and luxury safaris. Whether you enjoy roughing it without electricity, whether you crave at least a bed to sleep on, or if you’re looking for all the bells and whistles that come with five-star luxury adventures, the Okavango Delta is more than happy to accommodate you.

Okavango Delta Safari Camping Tips

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Above: Bury your trace

1. Be prepared to use the infamous bush toilet – aka a hole dug in the ground. 2. If you need to use the toilet at night, make sure you flash your torch around the campsite first to check for wildlife. 3. It is not uncommon for you to have wildlife encounters at your campsite – remember that even though you may get amazing close up photographs, always use common sense and give wildlife their space. 4. Generally speaking, if you’re camping within the Okavango Delta expect to have no power, no facilities, no running water – consider bringing baby wipes to help yourself freshen up. 5. When you’re packing up camp, your group should always remember to dig a hole and bury the ash and coal that was made from your camp fires. Remember: Take nothing but photos, leave nothing but footprints.

How old do you have to be to go on an Okavango Delta safari?

In order to enjoy the thrill of an Okavango Delta safari you need to be 18 years or older.

About the blogger:

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Melissa Shearer is a twenty-something Canadian solo-female traveler with a desire to explore the world around her and share her experiences in hopes of inspiring others to go and see what the world has to offer. Recently she has been living abroad in New Zealand, but took the opportunity to take a life-changing trip to Africa where she went overlanding from Cape Town to Victoria Falls and then fed into her passion for animal conservation when she volunteered with lions in Zimbabwe. Melissa's passions overflow into her brilliant travel blog, The Mellyboo Project.

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Tags: botswana, okavango-delta, okavango-mokoro-trip


Top 5 Best Game Parks in Botswana

Tuesday, December 20th, 2011
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Botswana is known for its stunning eco-systems, with the Okavango Delta running through most of its land. This stretch of Africa is brimming with wildlife, birdlife and all sorts of lush vegetation making it a great destination for safaris in Africa. When keen to explore a section of Botswana's natural beauty, a visit to one of the following game parks will not disappoint!

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1.  Chobe National Park

Chobe National Park boasts one of the highest concentrations of game in Africa and is overflowing with migratory herds and the predators that follow. The Chobe experience offers travellers a rich wildlife viewing experience on Botswana's beautiful plains. The park is also famous for its large elephant population.

2.  Moremi Game Reserve

Moremi Game Reserve is home to a variety of rare and endangered animals and is said to be Africa’s most beautiful wildlife sanctuary for safaris in Africa. A large portion of the Okavango Delta is part of the reserve, offering its lush vegetation and awesome array of wildlife and birdlife that survive in this unspoiled wilderness.

3.  Savuti National Park

Savuti National Park is well-known for its large lion population, offering prime game viewing. This region is now dry, however it was once home to a large marsh. Mysterious myths and legends surround Savuti, which lend to a rich history and its thriving wildlife, birds and gorgeous landscapes.

4.  Makgadikgadi Pans

The Makgadikgadi Pans make for a truly unique sight to experience on a safari in Africa! When dry, the stretches of landscape are broken with baobab trees and glistening salt fossil pans around which wildlife like zebra, springbok and impala can be seen grazing. When the pans are wet, the area is equally as stunning, with loads of migratory birds gathering around the water filled salt pan basins; wildebeest and zebra by their side.

5.  Selinda Reserve

Selinda Reserve is located between Chobe National Park and the Okavango Delta. The reserve has two permanent lodges and two fly camps and the ideal location for game viewing. Game drives allow visitors to get a great feel for what Africa's wilderness and wildlife are all about. Herds of elephant and prides of lion are what the area is renowned for, as well as Selinda's leopard, cheetah and giraffe population. So if you're looking for an utterly amazing trek through Botswana on a wildlife spotting safari in Africa, one of these top 5 best game parks in Botswana are the way to go! Pick your adventure through Botswana here!

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Flights between Kasane and Lusaka No Longer

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011
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Air Botswana no longer offers flights between Kasane and Lusaka. As of August 3, 2011, Air Botswana is suspending their twice-weekly flights between Kasane and Lusaka indefinitely. The airline still offers flights between Gaborone and Lusaka though, which continue to operate on Fridays and Sundays.

The solution: Don’t panic. Calm down and put the Valium away. You could always just drive. If you decide to hire a car and drive, it’ll take you a breezy 4.6 hours to get from Kasane to Lusaka, if travelling at 96 km per hour. 4.6 hours is nothing. It takes my granny longer than that to get in or out of a car. Problem solved.

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Cape Town to Vic Falls Overlanding Africa Travel Diary Part 7

Monday, April 11th, 2011
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Tamzyn's 21 day Cape Town to Vic Falls Overland trip continues in full force. Read on for the penultimate account of this epic adventure.

4x4 safari in Chobe

Day 19: Chobe National Park

Botswana’s Chobe National Park is where we are headed today. Elephants literally line the roadside on our way to the park, so close to our Overlanding truck we can almost reach out and touch them. We come across two breeding herds with their adorable babies in tow. After our ten-hour overlanding truck ride we arrive at our Chobe camp site and spend the afternoon exploring, reading and enjoying the cool waters of the pool. Tantalizing Treats Trymore (the official cook) whips up a scrumptious meal of sadza (maize map) and peanut butter relish which we all wolf down greedily before listening to the next day’s itinerary. Then we all spin off to find a quiet spot under the star studded sky and listen to the hippos and hyenas calling to us from the other side of the fence. Aside from a few camp sites, nothing else is fenced in Chobe and you can often see herds of elephants, buck and even the odd lion walking down the main street. How frickin’ cool is that!

Cape Buffalo Chobe

Day 20: Chobe National Park

We have an early start this morning for a 5:30 am game drive through the Thebe Area of the Chobe National Park, and we are spoilt for choice with some of the insane game viewing. Hippos, elephants, Cape buffalo, crocodiles, impala and baboons, we get to see it all and plenty of it! The Chobe National Park is one of the best game viewing areas left in the whole of Africa and is home to the biggest surviving elephant population. We all can’t believe how lucky we are to be appreciating this buffet of wildlife in such a lush setting.

Mopane Worms

After lunch we walk into the Village of Kasane and explore the local markets and food vendor stalls lining the streets. There is a variety of local cuisine to try, but I can’t quite wrap my head around biting into a dried fish head and so opt for a Mopane Worm instead. They are a bit salty and taste like sardines. So much for being a vegetarian…as they say: ‘when in Rome...’!

Campsite in Chobe National Park

Cruising the Four Borders

Our sunset cruise takes us to the meeting point of the four borders of Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, and Namibia and gets us up close to an enormous elephant bull wading on the river bank. It is fascinating to watch the herds of elephants greeting each other, playing in the shallows and protecting their babies from the lurking crocodiles. You get such a sense of the intelligence, gentleness and strong family bonds of the herds. We even see a crocodile try to sneak up on a baby elephant- it’s exciting stuff!

Day 21: Victoria Falls

We cross our final border into Zimbabwe today. It’s an hour’s drive to Victoria Falls and as we round the corner we can see the impressive spray and mist clouds rising up from kilometres away. Victoria Falls in full force

Exploring Victoria Falls I meet Sunshine, a born and bred Rastafarian local who offers to show me around Victoria Falls on an exclusive personal tour. He leads me around the local arts and craft market, introducing me to his friends and their stalls crammed with curios and hand crafted wares. Everyone is extremely welcoming and accepting and keen to show me their sculpting, beading and weaving skills that their parents have passed down to them.

The Big Tree

Sunshine and I then hike along the banks of the powerful Zambezi River, which is in full and furious flow at the moment. He shows me the local fishing and swimming spots before we head off to see the Big Tree of Victoria Falls. The dramatic 16 metre high baobab is around 1,500 years old and could easily take twelve people to form a chain around it. The tree is like a map to the history of the town with carvings from as early as 1930!

Watch this space for the final installment of Tamzyn's epic adventure. [Read part 8 here] For information about Overlanding in Africa or to find out more about this trip, contact the team at OverlandingAfrica.com

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Tags: africa-budget-travel, africa-overland-trips, botswana, botswana-chobe-national-park, mopane-worms, overlanding, victoria-falls


Cape Town to Vic Falls Overlanding Africa Travel Diary Part 6

Saturday, April 9th, 2011
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The Okavango Delta, yet another highlight on Tamzyn's 21 day Cape Town to Vic Falls overland trip, the good times just keep rolling in.

Day 16: The Okavango Delta

We’re in the Delta!

Mokoro riding through the Okavango Delta

We had an early start, left our overlanding truck behind and after an hour’s 4x4 drive arrived at the poling station to load up our mokoro’s (local canoes made from hollowed out trees) and set off into the unfenced bush of the Okavango Delta. Our mokoro poler, Elijah Daniel, was very friendly, knowledgeable and quite skilled at poling our large butts and luggage through the cool waterways and Okavango Delta channels. All we had to do was relax and enjoy the lily pad lined waterways, run our fingers through the cool water and listen to reeds swish along the side of the mokoro. Life on an overland trip sure is tough!

Elijah Our Okavango Delta Poler

Nature Calls in the Bush

We set up our Okavango Delta camp under the shade of an enormous sausage tree and got shown the bathroom: a spade, a hole and a roll of toilet paper.  We were camping proper bush style and loving it. The Okavango Delta is the world’s largest inland delta and its different habitats and labyrinth of waterways and lagoons support a wide variety of animals, from hippos to wild dogs, elephants, rhino and lion.

Learning to Drive a Mokoro

Then it was our turn to try a hand at being a poler! Our antics had the polers in stitches and they soon had to come to my rescue and keep reminding me how to steer!

Learning how to pole through the Okavango delta

There were a few wobbly starts and some of us spent a lot of time stuck in the reeds, but once we got the hang of it we were racing excitedly across the shallow pool, crashing into each other and steering round the reeds.

Sunset Safari Okavango Delta Game Walk

After we half-heartedly made our way back to the banks and handed over our poles we headed off to explore the grassy plains and try our luck at spotting some game. Bolly, our guide, knew plenty about the spoor (animal tracks) and plants that we found, teaching us the various uses of wild sage and how to make palm wine.

Mokoro ride at sunset through the Okavango Delta

Day 17: The Magical Okavango Delta

This morning we hopped back into our mokoro’s and steered our way to another island for our second guided walk through the golden grasslands on which we saw giraffe, a duiker and a honey badger. But that didn’t beat walking thigh deep through the water channels and getting our shoes stuck in the thick mud.

walking safari in the Okavango Delta

A Village Visit

We also visited the nearby village of Xaraxao and tasted Chibuku/shake shake (Sorghum Beer) before chasing down and catching the chicken for our dinner pot. A

Mokoro Cruise in Hippo Pool

After a quiet afternoon around camp, catching up and reading our books we packed our drink of choice and poled our way to Hippo Pool to watch the sun sink below the glittering water and light up the lilies. It was a fitting end to an unbelievable overlanding trip into the Okavango Delta. Great conversation with the polers, stunning waterway views and wildlife spotting - the Delta is paradise on earth!

Dancing Around the Fire

Back at our bush camp, our polers treated us to songs, story telling and traditional dancing around the roaring fire. Then it was our turn to entertain them, although our rendition of “Yellow Submarine” and “In the Jungle” was more of a torture than a show!

Day 18: Celebrating my Birthday in the Okavango Delta

Zebra's in the Okavango Delta

I turned 22 in the Okavango Delta and I couldn’t think of a more idyllic setting or better birthday present than this Overland adventure. On our early morning walk we got up close to a herd of zebra running through the plains and across the watering hole.

Back to Reality, Almost

We were all extremely sad at having to pull down our tents, pack up our mokoro’s and leave the magical Okavango Delta. I even tried to convince Elijah to keep on rowing and help me learn to live like Robinson Crusoe surviving on water lily soup and palm wine, but he wasn’t interested.

Truck ride back from the Okavango Delta

Bottoms Up in Maun

Elijah and some other polers met up with us in Maun and showed us around the sleepy town and it’s shebeens, before we carried the party back to the bar at Sitatunga camp site and danced our last Maun night away. Stay tuned for Tamzyn's penultimate post...

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Tags: africa, africa-budget-travel, africa-overland-trips, botswana, okavango-delta, overlanding


Cape Town to Vic Falls Overlanding Africa Travel Diary Part 5

Friday, April 8th, 2011
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The Overland truck treks up through Etosha and into Botswana, wildlife is more plentiful and truck life is becoming second nature on Tamzyn's 21 day Cape Town to Vic Falls overland trip.

Day 13: Etosha

It’s a quick drive to the Namutoni gate of the Etosha National Park and within minutes we are surrounded by hoards of game. Centered around the shimmering silver pan, the Etosha National Park covers over 22 000 sq kilometers and is home to the Big 5, as well as a number of rare and endangered species (including the Black Rhino).

Zebra Crossing Etosha Game Park

We are all bouncing around the truck madly pointing out the fascinating game as we drive past journeys of Giraffe, herds of Zebra, plenty of Wildebeest as well as tons of the McDonald’s of the African plains (Impala). We are even lucky enough to chance a sighting of the elusive Leopard, which walks straight out of the bush past our Overlanding Truck and off down the road. Awesome! 

Leopard Etosha Pan Game Park

A herd of Buffalo visits the floodlit watering hole at our campsite. We watch them quietly drink from the pool before it starts to rain and we dart past the jackals scampering around and into the cover of our tents.

Day 14: Rundu

Swim for Your Lives We wake up with a swimming start, our tent having been transformed into a watering hole in last night’s downpour. Still we weren’t as bad off as some of the other overlanders who spent the night on the truck after being rained out of their tents!

Overland camping not always luxury

Off to Rundu

After a seven hour drive, some of us choosing to pass the time with a little help from Uncle Bells, we arrive at Rundu on Namibia’s shared Angolan border and not far from where we will cross the border into Botswana. As we are driving, the landscape changes dramatically around us, from grassy golds to lush greens whilst Nguni cattle line the streets and people dressed in dark coloured prints appear along the roadside. We knew we were getting close to the Botswana border! We set up camp on the banks of the Kavango River and although there are supposed to be some monster crocs and hippo’s around we don’t manage to spot any.

Rundu crocodiles

Instead we enjoy our drinks whilst looking out from the deck overhanging the river and listen to the chorus of reed frogs and the engine of the sunset cruise boat as it chugs by.

Day 15: Maun

Hippo Hollers

We heard a hippo on the banks near our campsite last night whilst we were lying in our tents. Woo-hoo, I wouldn’t trade that sound for the world! Botswana Baby, Yeah! A quick trip and we cross the border into Botswana. The roads are long and flat reaching out into the horizon. We drive past herds of livestock running across the road every 100 metres. Tons of goats, sheep and cattle and they aren’t afraid of our overlanding truck. The surrounding bush is thick, lush and green with ominous rain clouds gathering like grey candy-floss across the sky. Maun We arrive at the Sitatunga Campsite, the base for our Okavango Delta Mokoro trip, and unpack before heading off into the town of Maun to browse the local markets for the afternoon.

Sitatunga Campsite outside the Okavango Delta

Maun is the fifth largest town in Botswana, although standing in the middle of the main street you can see from one end of the town to the other. I found some killer hot and spicy chilies at the vendor market, as well as some cool looking safari hats! We spend the rest of the night dreaming about what the Okavango Delta had in store for us on this dream vacation. TIA (This is Africa) and I am enjoying the hell out of it. Can’t wait for the Delta!

Stay tuned for the next entry from Tamzyn's Overland Diary.
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7 Sensational Camping Safaris in Africa

Friday, April 30th, 2010
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For those that prefer the thrill of sleeping under the stars, camping safaris offer the perfect blend of adventure, nature, wildlife and spectacular views - allowing you to experience the ultimate camping trip in some of the most beautiful destinations across Africa.

Camping Safaris

From the remote rain forests of Uganda, to the idyllic beaches of Mozambique, there is a camping tour to suit all tastes, budgets and travel needs, offering a host of activities, attractions and sights. Camping tours are ideal for travellers who are not afraid to get their hands dirty, and do not mind sleeping in the great outdoors with just their mosquito-proof dome tents to protect them against the elements. For travellers who enjoy being right in the middle of all the action however, these trips offer a memorable travel experience in Africa.

The top 7 sensational camping safaris in Africa that are simply not to be missed include:

1. Kruger National Park Kruger National Park camping safaris offer a glimpse into South Africa's largest game park. This four day safari takes you from Johannesburg to the beautiful Kruger Park, continuing to Timbavati to visit a Cheetah Breeding Centre and Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre. This camping trip is ideal for travellers wanting a short tour with plenty of game viewing.

2. Gorilla Trekking The five day Gorilla Trekking camping tour is one of the most memorable experiences imaginable. See highly endangered mountain gorillas in their natural habitat, high up in the forests of Uganda. The tour starts in Kampala, and continues on to visit Kisoro and Lake Bunyoni. Gorilla trekking, plenty of game viewing and bird watching, as well as camping in the beautiful rain forests of Uganda are all just a hint of what you can expect on these camping safaris in Africa.

3.    Victoria Falls Visit the World Heritage Site of Victoria Falls, the 'smoke that thunders', and see why this mindboggling waterfall has been rated as one of the wonders of the world. There are a number of camping tour options you could consider for Victoria Falls, with many tours offering a stop-over to this iconic destination as an added option. However you get there, camping in Vic Falls is not to be missed!

4.    Namib Desert Safari Explore the land of contrasts with an eleven day Namib Desert Safari that takes you across the staggering dunes and deserts of Namibia. These camping trips start in Windhoek and head on to Etosha National Park, Spitzkoppe, Swakopmund, Sesriem, Sossusvlei and Fish River Canyon before heading back to South Africa via the Orange River.

5.    Madagascar Dhow Island Hopping Experience the serene beaches and underwater wonders of Madagascar's islands with an eight day camping safari that takes you from Antananarivo to key islands such as Hell-ville, Nosy Iranja, Mahalina, Lokobe National Park and Nosy Komba, before heading back to Antananarivo. You will be able to camp in exotic beach spots, view the islands rare and fascinating wildlife and explore the warm waters that are teeming with marine life.

6.    Botswana Delta and Chobe Expedition The beautiful Botswana hot-spots of the Okavango Delta and Chobe have been hailed as the most stunning safari destinations in Africa, and for good reason. The eight day Botswana camping tour takes you across the waterways and game-rich channels of this Botswana paradise.

7.    Mozambique Magic Mozambique Magic tours take you from South Africa to Swaziland and Hlane Royal National Park, before crossing into Mozambique to visit key destinations such as Praia do Tofo, Bazaruto, Inhambane, Maputo and more. These are the perfect camping safaris in Africa for those who enjoy beaches, friendly locals and stunning wildlife.

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