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Destinations

Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, Zimbabwe,

Tour Type

Tour Type

Guided, Small Group

Safari Standard

Safari Standard

Mid Range

Tour Overview

This tour stretches over 19 days starting in the bustling city of Cape Town, travels through the unique landscape of Namaqualand (with flowers in bloom during spring) and through the vast expanses of Namibia. Experience the many sides of this captivating region, watch a traditional San Bushman dance, do a mokoro trail into the Okavango Delta, spot wildlife in Chobe National Park, soak up the incredible views of Victoria Falls. Offering you several nights under the African sky and transport in a Premium Overland Safari Truck (fitted with 12 Ultimate Safari Seats), ensuring that you receive an unforgettable experience in Africa. With time to explore on your own and optional activities, you will soak up the beauty and diversity of Southern Africa.

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General Information

  • Safari types:
    Big Five Safari, Birding Safari, Cultural Safari, Desert Safari, Guided Safari, Wildlife Safari
  • You will visit:
    Okavango Delta, Kasane, Chobe National Park, Maun, Etosha National Park, Fish River Canyon, Namib Desert, Swakopmund, Sossusvlei, Sesriem Canyon, Cape Town, Namaqualand, Victoria Falls
  • Wildlife:
    Birds, Elephant, Giraffe, Hippo, Buffalo, Zebra, Lion, Leopard, Cheetah, Hyena, Wild Dog, Big Five, Antelope, Oryx/gemsbok, Black-faced impala, Springbok
  • Activities:
    Game Drive, Game Viewing, Hiking, Mokoro, Boat Cruise, Quad Bike, Light Aircraft, Nature Walk, Sightseeing Tour, Birding
  • Getting around:
    Transfer Vehicle, Overland Truck
  • Start/end:
    Start in Cape Town, South Africa , end in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
  • Minimum age:
    18

Tour Highlights

Cape Town: Home to one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature, Table Mountain.

Fish River Canyon: Second largest canyon in the world.

The Namib Desert: The oldest desert and the the worlds highest dunes.

Swakopmund: Coastal town with various optional activities.

Spitzkoppe: A group of bald granite peaks that stands out dramatically from the flat surrounding plains.

Wild Desert-Dwelling Horses: Find the world’s only wild desert-dwelling horses.

Etosha National Park: One of Africa’s greatest wildlife parks with unique landscapes.

Ghanzi: Appreciate and explore the Kalahari with the San (Bushmen) tribe.

The Okavango Delta: Once you are comfortable and laid back in your mokoro, the slow and tranquil journey into The Delta begins.

Elephant Sands: Elephant Sands is famous for its wildlife watering hole, voted as one of the top ten watering holes in Africa.

Chobe National Park: Explore the park on the Chobe river during your included afternoon sunset boat cruise and on an optional morning game drive.

Victoria Falls: Cross into Zimbabwe and enjoy a short drive to the magnificent Victoria Falls (one of the world’s 7 natural wonders) and its charming little town.

Please refer to our optional activity sheet.

Rates – Per Person USD

From USD 5,541 per person

From USD 548 per person

What's Included

  • Transport: Premium Overland Safari Truck
  • Meals: 18 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 13 Dinners
  • Accommodation: Bungalows/ Lodges (12 nts), Tented Room (1 nt), Hotel (5 nts)
  • Entrance fees: Fish River Canyon, Namib Naukluft Park – Sesriem/Sossusvlei, Etosha National Park, Okavango Delta, Chobe National Park, Spitzkoppe
  • Activities: Fish River Canyon, Wild Desert-Dwelling Horses Visit, Climb Dune 45, Sesriem Canyon, 4×4 Sossusvlei Transfer, Spitzkoppe Visit, Himba Visit, Game Drives in Overland Vehicle in Etosha National Park, San (Bushmen) Walk, Okavango Delta Experience, Chobe River Boat Cruise
  • Airport transfer: Inclusive of your arrival transfer. Please see “Joining Instructions” for more details
  • Crew: Services of a Tour Leader and Driver for the duration of the tour, local guides as per activities included

What's Excluded

  • Flights and taxes
  • Visas
  • Departure Airport Transfers
  • Travel Insurance
  • Medical Insurance

Disclaimer

  • This itinerary is owned and delivered by ‘Africa4us
  • All prices are ‘From’ and may vary at the time of booking
  • Display price is usually based on two people sharing
  • Africa4us‘ reserves the right to change the content and price of the itinerary
  • All itineraries are subject to availability

Day by Day Overview

Explore the cosmopolitan city of Cape Town during the day and meet your group and your Tour Leader in the evening at 18:00 to get acquainted and review your trip details. Cape Town offers an unbelievable variety of experiences, tastes and sightseeing. Try a variety of exotic tastes, like some of the delicious Cape Malay curries, the famous local dish Bobotie, or the freshest seafood at one of exquisite seafood restaurants. Make sure to arrive a day early to go to the world-famous Robben Island where former President Nelson Mandela spent 18 of his 27 years in prison, visit Cape Point or go with a cable car up Table Mountain to enjoy a panoramic view of Cape Town from the top.

Accommodation: Sun Square City Bowl Cape Town or similar (please refer to the final rooming list) 
Activities Included: Airport Transfer, Welcome meeting at 18:00
Activities Optional: Table Mountain, Robben Island, V&A Waterfront

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Depart Cape Town early on your way to Springbok in the heart of Namaqualand. Springbok is set in a narrow valley bisecting the granite domes of the Klein Koperberge. This area is referred to as ‘The Garden of the Gods’ and is prominent for the wondrous display of spring flowers that explode into bloom every August and September.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Travel Time: 7 hrs
Accommodation: Hotel – Okiep Country Hotel or similar

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Travel onwards to Fish River Canyon and take in the sights. The canyon is the second largest in the world, being surpassed by the famous Grand Canyon in Colorado. With a length of 180 kms approx, stretching south from Seeheim down to the Orange River, the canyon forms the border between Namibia and South Africa.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Travel Time: 6 hrs
Accommodation: Bungalow/Lodge – Canyon Roadhouse or similar
Activities Included: Visit Fish River Canyon Rim
Entrance Fees Incl: Fish River Canyon

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The adventure continues today, travel through the famous area where you will find the world’s only wild desert-dwelling horses. With various theories on their origin, seeing these bony beasts on the horizon while traveling through these harsh conditions, it will remind us that the adaption ability of human and beast create spectacular life in a desert often seen as dead.

We overnight in a small village called Aus. Aus was formerly the site of a prisoner-of-war camp established by the South African army in 1915 to house German inmates during WW1.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Travel Time: 6 hrs
Accommodation: Bungalow/Lodge – Bahnhof Hotel Aus or similar
Activities Included: Wild Desert-Dwelling Horses Visit

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Drive through an area between the Nubib and Tsaris mountains in the South of Namibia. Between many massive granite boulders is an enormous rock shaped like a hammer, the inspiration to the Germans to name the farm Hammerstein one of many beautiful and unique overnight places in the area.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Travel Time: 6 hrs
Accommodation: Bungalow/Lodge – Hammerstein Lodge or similar

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An early departure will give you the opportunity to climb the majestic Dune 45 during the cooler time of the day. Dune 45 was named for its proximity to Sesriem gate before continuing to the entrance of Sossusvlei, a seemingly endless expanse of sand dunes.  Sand that was carried to the west coast by the Orange River is blown back again inland by winds and formed the dunes of the Namib Desert. The Namib, a minimum of 55 million years old, is regarded as the oldest desert in the world. The sand here is red in colour due to the prominent levels of iron oxide. These dunes are known as star dunes, created by winds blowing from all directions and is also known as the highest sand dunes in the world.  In the afternoon, you will visit the Sesriem Canyon, a miniature canyon by world standards but beautiful to walk around in and appreciate the distinctive sedimentary rocks and conglomerate that line the canyon walls.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Travel Time: 5 hrs Dune 45 & Sossusvlei
Accommodation: Bungalow/Lodge – Hammerstein Lodge or similar
Activities Included: Dune 45 visit, 4×4 Transfer to Sossusvlei / Deadvlei
Entrance Fees Incl: Namib Naukluft Park

Continue to Swakopmund with its cooler Atlantic sea air, cultural experiences, and options for some extreme adventures such as quad biking, sand boarding, 4×4 safaris, skydiving (weather permitting) and more. The only meal provided today is breakfast as Swakopmund has plenty of wonderful places to eat local cuisine. Swakopmund offers a variety of bakeries and cafes with a selection of reasonably priced meals.

Meals: Breakfast
Travel Time: 7 hrs
Accommodation: Hotel – Prost Hotel or similar
Activities Optional: Quad biking, Sand boarding, Skydiving etc.

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Swakopmund’s variety of attractions and activities cater for all tastes and styles. Take a walk along the beach and dip your toes in the icy Atlantic Ocean or visit the Kristal Gallery which boasts the largest Quartz Crystal Cluster on display in the world, weighing in at 14,100 kilogrammes. Browse the many excellent bookshops and curio shops and spoil yourself with a unique gift from the area. If adrenalin and the outdoors thrill you, you can enjoy optional activities like quad biking, sand boarding, 4×4 safaris, skydiving (weather permitting) and more.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel – Prost Hotel or similar
Activities Optional: Quad biking, Sand boarding, Skydiving etc.

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Depart for Outjo, leading to the Etosha National Park. This quaint town was founded by German colonial Schutztruppe. This will be your stay overnight before heading into the Etosha National Park the following day. En-route to Outjo, we will visit the famous Spitzkoppe (“pointed dome” from German) also known as the Matterhorn of Namibia. These granite peaks host some incredible rock formations and bushmen painting. Explore on your own or join an optional guided tour.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Travel Time: 6 hrs
Accommodation: Bungalow/Lodge – Etotongwe Lodge or similar
Activities Included: Spitzkoppe Visit
Activities Optional: Guided San (Bushman) Painting Hike
Entrance Fees Incl: Spitzkoppe

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Depart after breakfast for Etosha National Park, one of Southern Africa’s best-loved wildlife sanctuaries. We visit a Himba settlement prior to arriving in Etosha. Then head out for a game drive in search of elephant, the unique black-faced impala, zebra, endangered black rhino, or any other mammals of which there are over 100 species in the park. In the rainy season the salt pans turn into shallow lakes with pelicans, flamingos and other bird species flocking to this temporary water haven. 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. Floodlights gives you the opportunity to sit at the waterhole and enjoy the interaction between different species of animals.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Travel Time: 1.5 hrs
Accommodation: Bungalow/Lodge – Etosha Region
Activities Included: Himba Settlement Visit, Game Drives in Overland Truck
Entrance Fees Incl: Etosha National Park

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Enjoy a full day’s game drive in our premium overland safari vehicle. Gather memories of unique sights that you may not 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 the wide-open horizon. Fall asleep with the haunting calls of hyena or a lion’s roar in the distance.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodation: Bungalow/Lodge – Etosha Region
Activities Included: Game Drive in Overland Truck
Entrance Fees Incl: Etosha National Park

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Travel to Windhoek, Namibia’s capital. Spend the last few hours of the day exploring Windhoek. This capital town has loads of interesting things to offer. One of the most famous is the display of 33 meteorites, the Gibeon Meteorites in the Post Street Mall. Here, you can take pictures of and touch these extra-terrestrial bodies that are corrosive resistant due to the high amount of nickel the bodies contain. Shopping opportunities abound and for the historically inclined there are many museums and historical buildings within walking distance in the town centre. One of the most widely photographed and a historical landmark is the Christ Church, a Lutheran church, built in the Gothic revival style.

Windhoek is the “getting on” and “getting off” hub for people who have booked shorter “legs” of your combo trip. 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 crew will broaden your experience on the trip immensely.

Meals: Breakfast
Travel Time: 6 hrs.
Accommodation: Hotel – Hotel Safari or similar
Activities Optional: Explore City, Craft Markets and Museums

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Depart Windhoek early for a long drive through the eastern part of Namibia, crossing the border into Botswana and travelling into the heart of the Kalahari Desert. Ghanzi is the area where San (Bushmen) live who still have the knowledge of an ancient lifestyle and are eager to welcome visitors into their almost forgotten world. In the evening, you can enjoy an optional ancient dance ritual performed around a campfire by the San and if the night is clear, enjoy the sparkling, starry skies for which Ghanzi is famous.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodation: Bungalow/Lodge – Ghanzi Trail Blazers or similar
Activities Optional: Bushmen Dances PM

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Enjoy a morning walk with the San (Bushmen) as they display their survival skills that have been passed on from generation to generation before departing Ghanzi and arriving in Maun, Botswana’s fifth largest town, after lunchtime. Once you’ve arrived in Maun you will have the option to get a spectacular birds-eye view of the Okavango Delta in a small fixed wing aircraft (weather permitting). Looking down on the Delta from the aircraft, you will have 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 will have the chance to kick back and relax at the lodge with bar and pool facilities.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Travel Time: 5 hrs
Accommodation: Bungalow/Lodge – Island Safari Lodge or similar
Activities Included: Bushmen Walk AM
Activities Optional: Delta Flight PM

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To ensure the best Delta experience for our clients we have implemented two different styles or means of exploring this unique eco system. Due to the changing water levels in the Delta and dry seasons we will either explore the Delta on a Mokoro (canoe) or on a 4×4 open vehicle game drive.

Mokoro: Today you will experience a unique way of travelling into the Okavango Delta with a mokoro. The mokoro is used by local people as means of transport. You will be transferred to the ‘’polling’’ station either with a motorized boat or a 4×4 vehicle depending on the water levels of the Delta.

A mokoro is a traditional dug-out canoe that seats two people.  The mokoro is steered by a ‘’poler” standing at the back, manoeuvring the mokoro downstream with a pole, very much like the gondoliers in Venice.

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 exquisite photos of your surroundings. The duration of the mokoro trail depends 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 the last hour or two on the water while the late afternoon sun starts heading for the horizon.

The Delta is usually at its lowest point from December to May

4X4 Open Vehicle Game Drive in Moremi Game Reserve: Departing from Maun early morning, we are destined for the Blackpools and Xini Lagoon areas in Moremi Game Reserve.

Once past the Buffalo Fence and inside the Delta area, 50km from Maun, we start our Delta experience. You can expect a full day of exploration in the search of wild animals, interesting and varied landscapes in this untamed African bush. Lunch will be done en-route and you will have the opportunity to take exquisite photos as Moremi is well known for teeming bird life, elephants, buffalo, hippo, lion and if you are lucky leopard (including various antelope species).

What makes Moremi unique is that it was the first tribal land to be proclaimed by a local African tribe in 1963 as a wildlife sanctuary.

During the dry season, a congregation of all bird and wildlife species, along permanent rivers and water holes makes Moremi Game Reserve one of the most unforgettable wildlife experiences!

This experience will only be conducted if the water levels are too low for our travellers to have a proper Mokoro Delta experience. The Delta is usually at its lowest point from December to May.

Africa4us is deeply committed to protecting the environment and we make sure that our tours reflect this commitment. During the years of conducting tours in the Delta, we have experienced that the human footprint being left behind have a negative effect on this extremely sensitive eco system therefore, we do not include an overnight experience in the Delta. We believe that our included Delta experience give one the same adventure with less impact on the environment.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Bungalow/Lodge – Island Safari Lodge or similar
Activities Included: Okavango Delta Half-day Mokoro Trail including a Nature Walk
Entrance Fees Incl: Okavango Delta

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Set out to the Botswanan village of Nata a village that lies along the Nara River. In this region, one can find the very special Elephant sands and the Makgadikgadi seasonal saline lake. Be on the lookout for different antelope species and elephants searching for freshwater en-route. In the raining season when the Nata river flows the area becomes a paradise dominated by water-loving birds from all around Africa.

The small Village Nata is a crossroads for routes north and West travelling to Kasane or Maun.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Travel Time: 6 hrs
Accommodation: Tented Rooms – Elephant Sands or similar

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Continue to the small town of Kasane, which is adjacent to the Chobe National Park & Chobe River. Relish the views during your included afternoon sunset boat cruise. Take your own sundowner with you as you look for wildlife on the banks of the Chobe River. Game such as elephant, buffalo, kudu, bushbuck, hippo, giraffe, and sable are commonly seen along the river edge, and it is a birdwatcher’s paradise during the summer months.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Travel Time: 4 hrs
Accommodation: Bungalow/Lodge – Thebe River Safaris or similar
Activities Included: Chobe Boat Cruise
Entrance Fees Incl: Chobe National Park

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Today you will have time to do some of the action-filled activities that the area offers. Bungee jump or gorge swing off the Victoria Falls Bridge that links Zambia and Zimbabwe and have a different view of the Victoria Falls at the same time. This bridge is constructed to carry railway, road, and foot traffic. For an adrenaline activity, closer to the Zambezi River, choose a half day or full day white water rafting adventure. Many of our groups opt to spend their final evening together aboard a sunset cruise along the Zambezi River with game-viewing, beautiful scenery, and an open bar. We recommend that you book an extra day or two post-tour to make the most of your stay.

Meals: Breakfast
Travel Time: 3 hrs
Accommodation: Bungalow/Lodge – Phezulu Lodge or similar (please refer to the final rooming list)
Activities Optional: Chobe Game Drive, White Water Rafting, Bungee Jumping,
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Our last goodbye, a healthy breakfast, and the end of another incredible tour.

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