Cape Town – Cedarberg – Orange River – Fish River Canyon – Sossusvlei – Seriem - Swakopmund – Brandberg – Twyfelfontein - Grootberg Lodge – Etosha National Park – Okavango Delta – Caprivi – Chobe National Park – Victora Falls.
Day 1: Cape Town
On Arrival in Cape Town , you will be met by your Tour Guide and Transferred to the Hotel. You have the remainder of the day leisure, or take the opportunity to part take in few activities offered in and around Cape Town. The evening you will meet your guide again and you will have the opportunity for a pre-departure meeting.
Townhouse Hotel or Similar
|Own expense||N/A||Own Expense||Own Expense|
Cedarberg Mountains: Day 2
A early start takes us to the beach on the atlantic Ocean to have the last look at the Table Mountain across the bay. After lunch we head towards the Cedarberg Mountain, Where we Overnight at Clanwilliam Lodg, one of the 10 oldest towns in the country .On arrival we can enjoy the local favorite of Rooibos tea tasting.Rooibos is indigenous to the western Cape and has major nutritional and healthy benefits.
|Rooibos Tea Tour||Included||Included||Included|
Orange River: Day 3
Travelling up the West Coast ,we pass through some magnificent mountain ranges on our way to the Orange River .If you are travelling in spring you will see the spectacular carpets of wildflowers in the famous Namaqualand region .Later in the afternoon we will reach the Orange River , the natural border between South Africa and Namibia. On arriva guest can relax and enjoy the beautiful sightseeing.
Felix United Provenance or Similar
After breakfast the only travelling done is the canoeing , just put your feet up and relax as the current takes you downstream the Orange River .The Orange River is the longest river in South Africa. It rises in the Drakensberg mountains in Lesotho, flowing westwards through South Africa to the Atlantic Ocean. The river forms part of the international borders between South Africa and Namibia and between South Africa and Lesotho, as well as several provincial borders within South Africa. Except for Upington.
Felix United Provenance or Similar
Fish River Canyon
Today we head to Ai- Ais , where we stop for lunch .Here thermal water rich in sulphates and fluorides and with a themperature of approximately 60 degrees gushes forth from the hot springs. In the Nama Language ‘Ai-Ais ‘means ‘burning water’ we then proceed to our accommodation which is situated close to the Fish River Canyon , the second largest magnificent views and scenery along the edge of the canyon.
Canyon Road House or Similar
|Fish River view||Included||Included||Included|
Moving inland we make our way towards the Namib Naukluft National Park. The Namib-Naukluft National Park is a national park of Namibia encompassing part of the Namib Desert (considered the world's oldest desert) and the Naukluft mountain range. With an overall area of 49,768 km2 (19,216 sq mi), the Namib-Naukluft is the largest game park in Africa and the fourth largest in the world. On arrival guest can relax and enjoy the sunset.
Weldevrede Guest Farm
Pre-dawn departure, we traveling 45km towards the gate and than 45kmto the famous dune 45 . A climb up the sand dunes will give a superb view up and down of the Tsaucab River Canyon which forms the valley between the famous sand dunes. Guides prepare breakfast at the bottom of the dune. After breakfast we drive to the Deadvlei in the Sossusvlei Area. We return to Sesriem, enjoy lunch. Afternoon we explore the Sesriem canyon on foot, we drive back to the Guest farm.
Weldevrede Guest Farm
The day is spend driving through the Namib Naukluft National Park on our way to Swakopmund. The Namib –Naukluft Desert is an ancient land with an ageless spirit .It is the home to some of the rarest plant and animals species in the world and sighting of this flora and fauna on a Namibian safari are a must. The animals of the harsh landscape of this included the oryx , springbok and Hartmann’s Mountain Zebra .We arrive into the charming coastal town of Swakopmund , where you will have the opportunity to partake in a few of the many optional activities that are offered ,over the next two days. Alternatively just soak up the atmosphere of this little quaint German town and enjoy its beauty and beaches.
Prinzessin Hotel or similar
Today is a easy going day, guest can join activities offered by the Desert Explores or simply just explore the beautiful city of Swakopmund. Swakopmund (German for "Mouth of the Swakop") is a city on the coast of western Namibia, The town has 44,725 inhabitants and covers 193 square kilometres (75 sq mi) of land. The city is situated in the Namib Desert and is the fourth largest population centre in Namibia. Swakopmund is a beach resort and an example of German colonial architecture. It was founded in 1892 as the main harbor for German South-West Africa, and a small part of its population is still German-speaking today.
Prinzessin Hotel or similar
|Own expense||Included||Own expense||Own expense|
We follow the barren Atlantic Coast on our way out of Swakopmund to visit Cape Cross – the largest breeding place of the Cape Fur Seals. Leaving the cold Atlantic coastline behind, we then head inland across the desert plains for Brandberg , the highest mountain in Namibia and covers an area of approximately 650 km². With its highest point, the Königstein (German) for 'King's Stone'), standing at 2,573 m (8,442 ft) above sea level and located on the flat Namib gravel plains, on a clear day 'The Brandberg' can be seen from a great distance.
Brandberg White Lady Lodge
|Cape Fur Seals||Included||Included||Included|
After breakfast , on our way to Twyfelfontein we will stop to see the ancient Bushman painting estimated to be about 2,000 to 2,500 years old and after that we will join the Damara tribe on a cultural exchange tour. We than will continue our journey to the Grootberg Lodge and enjoy the rest of the day relaxing by the pool on arrival.
|Himba Village visit|
Departure is at 7.00am after an early breakfast at the lodge. The guide, along with the game trackers will take the guests in an open 4x4 game vehicle down to the Klip River. They will track the rhinos from the vehicle using telemetry as transmitters have been inserted into the animals' horns for monitoring purposes. Part of the tracking will take place on foot, with the possibility of between 1 to 3 hours walk at the most. At lunch time there will be a stop near the springs where people can enjoy some refreshments. It's almost a full day activity going along bumpy roads and walking in rocky terrain, so not advisable for the faint-hearted.
ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK
After our culture experience with the Himba tribe , we head to Etosha National Park. Its a unique in Africa. The park’s main characteristic is a salt pan so large it can be seen from space. Yet there is abundant wildlife that congregates around the waterholes, giving you almost guaranteed game sightings. At the same time Etosha National Park is one of the most accessible game reserves in Namibia and Southern Africa. On arrival we will set the camp and continue on a half day activity of a Game drive.
|Half day Game drive|
A full day’s worth of game driving awaits and we leave early to enjoy the cool morning air, making our way to Halali camp, situated in the middle of the park. Along the way we visit several waterholes and are afforded splendid views of the massive Etosha Pan. The game viewing is excellent throughout the year and we have the chance to spot a few new species that are not normally seen on the Okaukuejo side of the park. After are very exciting game drive we than stop at Halali for our lunch break and guest can use the swimming pool to cool down, before we continue on the afternoon activity to view more game and head to our camp.
|Full Day Game drive||Included||Included||Included|
We depart the Namutoni Camp after Breakfast. On our way out of the park through the Von Lindequest gate we will be visiting few more waterholes hoping for more game. Our next destination will be Roy’s Camp, a very quiet and nicely set up camp. Today we will be visiting one of the oldest tribes in Namibia which are the (San) Bushman for cultural exchange.
ROYS CAMP OR SIMILAR
We depart the camp to yet another beautiful camp on the banks of the Okavango Delta. On arrival the guest will be joining a local guide on the Mokoro trip for 3 hours. A great experience to see the Hippos and birdlife.
CHOBE RIVER (BOTSWANA)
From the Okavango Delta to the Chobezi River. We will be traveling through Botswana to our destination. Chobe National Park , has one of the largest concentrations of game in Africa. By size, it is the third largest park in the country, after the Central Kalahari Game Reserve and the Gemsbok National Park, and is the most biologically diverse. It is also Botswana's first national park. On arrival guest can enjoy the beauty of Chobe Safari Lodge.
Chobe Safari Lodge
|Chobe River cruise||Included||Included||Included|
The afternoon will bring us great excitement as we will be joining the most recommended board cruise on the Chobe River , where we will have the chance to see Elephants swimming from one side of the river to the other and Herds of Buffalos, crocodiles, Kudus antelopes and other various types of great animals and not to mention the priceless AFRICAN SUNSET.
Chobe Safari Lodge
|Full day Game drive||Included||Included||Included|
From Botswana we continue to Zimbabwe to the Famous Victoria Falls, on arrival we will visit the Activity centre and guest will have the opportunity to book an activities for the next day. Then we continue to the Victoria Falls after spending some time at the Falls we than will get back to the Camp.
Victoria Falls Rest Camp
This day is totally for the guest, they can join activities offered by the activity center or they can just take the day for Leisure or explore the beautiful city. The last day we will upgrade to be accommodated (Lodging) on the camp.
END OF TOUR – The guest will be transferred to the Victoria Falls Airport.
|Location||Options Available||Number Of Nights|
|1. Townhouse Hotel||Accommodated||1|
|2. Clanwilliam Lodge||Accommodation||1|
|3. Felix United||Accommodation /Camping||1|
|4. Canyon Road House||Accommodation /Camping||1|
|5/6. Veldevrede Guest Farm||Accommodation /Camping||2|
|9. Brandberg –White Lady Lodge||Accommodation /Camping||1|
|10. Grootberg Lodge||Accommodation /Camping||2|
|11. Etosha||Accommodation /Camping||2|
|12. Roys Camp||Accommodation Camping||1|
|13. Ngepi Camp||Camping||1|
|14/15. Chobe Safari Lodge||Accommodation /Camping||2|
|16/17. Victoria Falls Rest Camp||Accommodation /Camping||2|
4.Close shoes *
6.Sun cream *
7.Water bottle *
9.Malaria tablets (or vaccination ) *