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Skeleton Coast NP, Namibia

Desert, Delta and Tribes

Skeleton Coast NP, Namibia

Desert, Delta and Tribes

Skeleton Coast NP, Namibia

Desert, Delta and Tribes

Skeleton Coast NP, Namibia

Desert, Delta and Tribes

Skeleton Coast NP, Namibia

Desert, Delta and Tribes

Skeleton Coast NP, Namibia

Desert, Delta and Tribes

Skeleton Coast NP, Namibia

Desert, Delta and Tribes

Skeleton Coast NP, Namibia

Desert, Delta and Tribes
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Desert, Delta and Tribes

This tour takes you from Victoria Falls to Cape Town in 20 days. PDFGrab the Tour Dossier PDF .

UP TO 10% DISCOUNT - BOOK NOW!!

Book any one of the following selected departure dates during the month of September 2014 and save up to 10% off the trip cost!

*Discount does not apply to local payment or single supplement if applicable

Enquire icon30 Nov 2014,

Current Price

ZAR 11950  Currency Converter + ZAR 3900 Local Payment ZAR 920 Single Supplement (if needed)

Duration

20 days

Type

Camping Tours,

Accommodation

Camping

Tour Summary

Start with the glorious Victoria Falls, continue with the Okavango Delta, a visit to Himba and Bushmen villages and Etosha National Park,  then end at the famous Table Mountain. It doesn't get much better than this!

 

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Tour Code

VFCT20-13

A day-by-day breakdown of what to expect and where you'll be staying.


Desert, Delta and Tribes

Day 1, Victoria Falls

Spend today walking around this little town with its BIG waterfall, rest by the pool, write your postcards, shop or chill out at a little cafe. If that sounds too relaxing then finish off the adventure activities you haven't tried yet!

Day 2, Victoria Falls to Chobe National Park

This morning we depart Victoria Falls and after a short drive cross the border of Zimbabwe into Botswana. We set up camp for the night at the banks of the Chobe River and prepare for our first night under Botswana's star-filled skies. Chobe is renowned for the large herds of elephant around the Chobe River so bring plenty of spare film!

Desert, Delta and Tribes

Day 3, Chobe National Park to Maun via (Nata)

Today, after an early morning start, we travel to Maun - the base camp for the Okavango Delta region. We pass by the stark and endless-looking Makgadikgadi Pans so keep an eye out for Elephant and Giraffe as well as birdlife.

Day 4, Maun to Okavango Delta

You have the opportunity to take a 3 day / 2 night excursion into the Delta. You travel in local transport and then in mokoros, the local dug out canoes, which are poled by local guides through the winding waterways. These local canoes are a perfect way to navigate this waterway wonder - the biggest inland Delta in the world. Your guides will select a place out in the bush to set up camp. An afternoon game walk will allow you to experience the Delta wilderness in all its glory.

Desert, Delta and Tribes

Day 5, Okavango Delta

Early morning and late afternoon game walks give you time in the middle of the day to relax, chill out and enjoy your surroundings. Why don't you have a go at poling your own mokoro? It is not as easy as it looks!

Day 6, Okavango Delta to Maun

Today we return to Maun, however, you will have the chance for an early morning game walk before packing up camp. There is also the option of a scenic flight over the Delta in the afternoon - the best way to appreciate the expanse of waterways you have travelled through.

Desert, Delta and Tribes

Day 7, Maun to Ghanzi

On our way to the Namibian border we stop in Ghanzi for an interesting cultural experience. Here we have the option of taking a guided walk - learning how the Bushmen track, hunt and survive in the African bush. 

Day 8, Ghanzi to Windhoek

We cross over into Namibia and visit the capital city of Windhoek. Explore this old German colonial city's museums and history or visit one of the many pubs for real German beer in Africa!

Desert, Delta and Tribes

Day 9, Windhoek to Etosha National Park

We leave the capital city of Windhoek and head north to Namibia's premier nature reserve, Etosha National Park. With a wide variety of animal and bird life, the reserve is situated around the famous Etosha Pan with an extensive network of gravel roads allowing us the opportunity of accessing even the most remote areas of the park.

Day 10, Etosha National Park

We have a full day of game driving, making our way from east to west, across 150kms of the park. We relax this evening listening to the sounds of Africa. Floodlit waterholes allow us to get as close to the action as possible, and still be behind the fence!

Desert, Delta and Tribes

Day 11, Etosha National Park to Kamanjab

A final game drive as we leave Etosha and head to Kamanjab and our Himba camp. The Himba are a pastoral people easily recognisable by their unique style of dress. Visit the Himba camp and see how these interesting people live.

Day 12, Kamanjab to Spitzkoppe

From culture to creation we travel to the mysterious 'Matterhorn of Namibia', Spitzkoppe. Gaze at the huge African night sky as we camp in the wild.

Desert, Delta and Tribes

Day 13, Spitzkoppe to Swakopmund

Today we head for Swakopmund, an old German colony founded in 1892. Rest in the excellent coffee shops, restaurants & bars, browse the craft shops selling Namibian curios or check out the museum, aquarium or art galleries. Otherwise take a quiet walk along the beach and get ready for some adrenaline pumping activities!

Day 14, Swakopmund

A leisure day today to get the feel of this quaint German town sandwiched between the edge of a massive dune field and the ocean. Take on some adventure activities or relax in a cafe on the beachfront.

Desert, Delta and Tribes

Day 15, Swakopmund to Sesriem

Today we head south, past Walvis Bay enroute to Sesriem. Close by and surrounded by a sea of sand dunes, is Sossusvlei. The top of the dunes, some over 300m high, offers fantastic views of the desert. We spend the afternoon exploring and can enjoy the glorious sunset from the top of a big dune should the weather permit.

Day 16, Sesriem to Sesriem via (Sossusvlei)

An early start as we enter into the park and head for Dune 45. Clamber to the top for a stunning high-point view over the dunes. We continue to Sossusvlei and from here you will have your own free time to explore the vlei or the surrounding area. Stunning photographic opportunities are available in the dunes so bring those cameras!!

Desert, Delta and Tribes

Day 17, Sesriem to Fish River Canyon

After a stunning sunrise we leave the Namib - Naukluft Park area and head south to the Fish River Canyon. The second largest canyon in the world was forming by a mixture of both tectonic activity and water erosion. A road follows the canyon rim allowing us access to several viewing points from where we can take in the spectacular view.

Day 18, Fish River Canyon to Orange River - South Africa

Further south we cross over the Orange River, the natural land border of Namibia, and enter South Africa. Our gorgeous campsite rests on the bank of the river. An option this afternoon is to take a canoe trip on the peaceful Orange River and check out the bird life.

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Day 19, Orange River - South Africa to Cedarberg

An early morning start sees us travelling south through Namaqualand - well known for its glorious Namaqua wildflowers flooding the fields with colour for miles and miles each spring. We stop for the night in 'Wine Country' and our lovely campsite is surrounded by local wine farms. The stunning scenery ranges from the towering Cederberg Mountains to the flat fields of maize on the plain.

Day 20, Cedarberg to Cape Town

After passing through the fruit growing area of Citrusdal we cross the Picketberg Pass and head into the Cape's main wine growing regions. On a clear day we will see Table Mountain from afar - assuming the 'Table Cloth' doesn't hamper our efforts - arriving in the 'Mother City' in the afternoon.

Meals included in your tour cost

19 Breakfasts, 19 Lunches, 16 Dinners


Highlights included in your tour cost

Desert, Delta and Tribes

Chobe Sunset Boat Cruise

Chobe River
Blazing sunsets
Up close to wildlife
Huge Elephant herds
Prolific bird life


Desert, Delta and Tribes

Okavango Delta Mokoro Excursion

Ultimate Wilderness
Flaming Sunsets
Makoros and Polers
Campfire stories
Bush walks


Desert, Delta and Tribes

Sossusvlei Guided Walk

Stunning scenery
Knowledgeable Guides
Sand dune environment
Interesting, entertaining and educational
Worlds oldest desert


Desert, Delta and Tribes

Victoria Falls National Park

View the 'Smoke that Thunders'
Fantastic photo opportunities
Easy walking trails


There are 26 optional activities available on this trip.

Prices shown are approximate

Tour Starts Tour Ends Price Enquire or Add to Backpack

07 Sep 2014

26 Sep 2014

ZAR 11950 + ZAR 3900

21 Sep 2014

10 Oct 2014

ZAR 11950 + ZAR 3900

05 Oct 2014

24 Oct 2014

ZAR 11950 + ZAR 3900

19 Oct 2014

07 Nov 2014

ZAR 11950 + ZAR 3900

02 Nov 2014

21 Nov 2014

ZAR 11950 + ZAR 3900

16 Nov 2014

05 Dec 2014

ZAR 11950 + ZAR 3900

30 Nov 2014

19 Dec 2014

ZAR 10755 + ZAR 3900

14 Dec 2014

02 Jan 2015

ZAR 11950 + ZAR 3900

28 Dec 2014

16 Jan 2015

ZAR 11950 + ZAR 3900

ROUTE INFO AND LOGISTICS

This tour goes through: Victoria Falls, Chobe National Park, Okavango Delta, Windhoek, Etosha National Park & 9 other destination(s) in Africa.

TOUR DETAIL

Crew: 2 crew (including cook)
Vehicle: Overland Truck
Other: Sleeping mat included

Available in Reverse

This tour is also available in reverse. Click here to view details of the Best of South West Africa tour

Recent Feedback

Left quoteThe highlight of my trip had to be Gweru in Zimbabwe, it was my idea of paradise. So much to do there with the animals and the location of it was just beautiful!Right quote

Anne B (27) from Ireland

Left quoteThe trip was great! A very relaxed ride in a mokoro, followed by camping in the Okavango Delta and watching the animals on the islands was awesome!Right quote

Michael & Silke from Germany

Left quoteI loved every millisecond of the entire trip... Guess what I did in Swakopmund? I skydived out of a plane - woohoo was that AWESOME :-)Right quote

JoJo E (61) from Switzerland

Left quoteFinally home and had a great time…. I loved the shark diving, Sossusvlei and Himba people. Saw Lions, a Leopard, Elephants, Giraffes, everything really! Thanks for…Right quote

John E from Canada

Left quoteI did not believe in god till i visited Chobe National Park.Right quote

Juca from Uruguay

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