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Duration: 20 days
Location: South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe
Price: 2018 Rate ZAR 32,950 pp and Activity Package from ZAR 19,560 pp. 2019 Rate ZAR 42,950 pp and Activity Package from ZAR 2,190 pp
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Starts: Cape Town

Ends: Victoria Falls

Group size: Max 18

Tour Code : NOMA07

Single Supplement: 2018 rate from ZAR 5,200 & 2019 rate from ZAR 7,390

Safari Vehicle Type: Custom Built Overland Vehicle

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Our signature and most popular tour, the Cape Town to Victoria Falls 20 Day tour, highlights Southern Africa’s most incredible sights. Begin your tour at the spectacular Table Mountain in Cape Town and travel all the way up to the majestic Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. On the way you will have the opportunity to paddle down the Orange River in Namibia, climb to the top of Dune 45 in Sossusvlei, and visit the bustling town of Swakopmund. From Etosha we travel to Botswana where you can take a Mokoro ride through the Okavango Delta and then watch the sunset on a boat cruise on the Chobe River before finishing your tour in Victoria Falls. The Ultimate way to experience Africa!

    • Trained Guides
    • Custom Built Safari Vehicle
    • Experience the classic Safari from Cape Town to Vic Falls
    • Green Seats are available
    • This Safari is available in smaller groups (at a higher rate) or as a camping trip
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    20 Day Cape Town to Victoria Falls – Accommodated Overland Adventure:

    Day 1 – South Africa – Cederberg Region, Cape Town to Citrusdal ±270 km
    Leaving Cape Town we make our first stop at Table View and take photos of Table Mountain from across Table Bay. We will be heading north towards our stop for the first night, passing through the Cederberg Region. Upon arrival at our overnight stop, we will enjoy a wine tasting, sampling wines from the region. Tonight we will be treated to a traditional South African meal, followed by a full tour briefing from your guides.
    Meals:Lunch/Dinner
    Accommodation:Two Per Room: Citrusdal Country Lodge http://www.citrusdallodge.co.za
    Facilities:En-suites Per Room, Hot Showers, Swimming Pool, Drinkable Water & Shared Ablutions
    Activity Package:Wine tasting & traditional dinner

    Day 2 – Namibia – Gariep (Orange) River, Citrusdal to Orange River ±500 km
    Today we travel through the Northern Cape and Namaqualand, stopping at the remote town of Springbok for any last requirements. After crossing the Namibian border we check into the lovely chalets overlooking the river that forms the border between South Africa and Namibia.
    Meals:Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
    Accommodation:Two Per Room: Felix Unite Cabanas http://www.felixunite.com/accommodation/cabanas
    Facilities:En-suites Per Room, Hot Showers, Swimming Pool, Bar, Internet & Water Not Drinkable

    The Gariep (Orange) River
    The Orange River is the longest in South Africa, starting in the Drakensberg in Lesotho, it flows westward towards the Atlantic ocean where it spills out on the border of South Africa and Namibia. Although it passes through no major cities it plays a major role in the South African economy by providing irrigation to the vital farmlands. The Orange River tours are famous for canoeing that occurs on the world famous rapids of the region. The Orange River forms part of the North West border of South Africa and therefore all of our tours that go to Namibia will cross the Orange River, and most of them we’ll overnight at a camp on the banks of the Orange River. The Orange River is famous for its historic diamond mining, but for some, the magnificent beauty that is found on the banks of the river. There are over 142 different species of birds that can be seen. When our adventure tours cross the Orange River we over night at a beautiful camp site with all the facilities you need to ensure a comfortable and enjoyable stay. Our Orange River travel gives you the amazing experience of a gentle paddle down the river in canoes that are provided by the camp site. Or you can spend the afternoon soaking up the sun on the river bank. 

    Day 3 – Namibia – Gariep (Orange) River – Fish River Canyon, Orange/Gariep River to Fish River Canyon ±250 km
    This morning there’s the chance to do an optional canoe trip down the Gariep River or to spend some time relaxing at the camp along the river. After lunch we travel north to the Fish River Canyon and take a scenic hike along the rim in order to gain some perspective as to just how large this natural phenomenon is. Later we return to Ai-Ais to check in to our accommodation and enjoy the hot springs.
    Meals:Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
    Accommodation:Two Per Room: Ai Ais Resort http://www.nwr.com.na/ai_ais_hotsprings_spa.htm
    Facilities:En-suites Per Room, Hot Showers, Swimming Pool, Bar & Hot Springs
    Included Highlight:Scenic walk along the rim of Fish River Canyon
    Optional Activity:Half-Day Canoe Trip

    Fish River Canyon
    The Fish River Canyon in the South of Namibia is the second largest in the world and the largest in Africa, in places it is 27kms wide and up to 550m deep in total it is over 160km long. Fish River canyon tours should be on everyone’s list of things to see before they die. It is a natural wonder that should not be missed when visiting Southern Africa. Another major attraction of the area found at the Southern end of the Fish River Canyon Ai-Ais hot springs resort. Four of our adventure tours include the Fish River Canyon as an attraction. Namibia is country full of amazing attraction and it can often be difficult to choose which ones you should visit, however with our experienced tour guides and our Fish River Canyon travel options you will be guaranteed to see the most memorable sites on offer. Our Fish River Canyon tours vary between the four depending on what else you would like to see and how much time you have to spend exploring the beautiful Southern Africa. The Fish River Canyon is not only naturally beautiful it is historically significant as it provides clues into the ancient geology of the landscape. Our knowledge and experience when it comes to Fish River Canyon tours and adventure travel in Namibia is unparalleled within the industry and will ensure that you time is not only memorable but well informed.

    Day 4 – Namib-Naukluft National Park, Fish River Canyon to Namib Naukluft ±620 km
    The Namib-Naukluft NP is one of Namibia’s geographic gems and at 50,000km2, is one of the largest parks in Africa. There are massive sand dunes in the Sossusvlei desert area as well as the remarkable landscape. Our lodge is situated outside the park.
    Meals:Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
    Accommodation:Two Per Room: Hammerstein Lodge and Rest Camp http://www.hammerstein.com.na
    Facilities:En-suites Per Room, Hot Showers, Swimming Pool & Bar

    Namib-Naukluft National Park
    The Namib-Naukluft National Park is bigger than Switzerland at 49,768 square km, making it the largest game park in Africa. Being in Namibia this national park is predominantly made up of fiery desert and burnt orange dunes and hills formed by the push and pull of the wind. Unlike most wild parks around the world that are filled with typical wild African and untamed animals, the Namib-Naukluft National Park is filled with animals of a different kind. Snakes, never before seen “weird” insects as well as over 200 species of birds inhabit the area. The area of Sossusvlei is more notorious and is the main tourist attraction to the area. Namib-Naukluft National Park tours will not only provide visitors with a wonderful and quintessential desert experience that the Namib is so famous for but will allow them to walk in the footsteps of hyenas, gemsbok and jackals. The Namib is characterised by its Inselbergs and rocky outcrops called Kopjes. These enclaves and outcrops have been completely created by nature and are the tell-tale signs of heavy wind and its ability to form natural art. They’re also evidence of Gondwanaland and the time when the two most southern tips of the world separated to form Africa, South America and Australia. Namib means “open space” and tours to Namib-Naukluft National Park will show you all that this diverse space has to offer.

    Day 5 – Sossusvlei Dunes – Namib-Naukluft National Park, Betesda Lodge to Sesriem ±150 km
    We have a full day in the Namib-Naukluft National Park that starts with a walk up Dune 45 for an amazing view and photo opportunity. Later we will have the opportunity to be transported into Sossusvlei. In the afternoon there is a short walk into Sesriem Canyon.
    Meals:Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
    Accommodation:Two Per Room: Betesda http://www.betesdalodge.com
    Facilities:En-suites Per Room, Hot Showers, Swimming Pool & Bar
    Included highlight:Walk into Sesriem Canyon, Hike up Dune 45
    Optional Activity:Transfer to Deadvlei

    Sossusvlei
    Sossusvlei is one of the world’s most remote and beautiful places, synonymous with sweeping sand dunes and astonishing sunsets. The salt and clay pan is enclosed by towering, vivid red dunes, which some say are the highest in the world, presenting a breath-taking picture, as their crimson colour clashes with the cobalt sky. Although the area is accessible, the roads are in quite a bad condition, so if you don’t have a 4×4, it’s wise to opt to be part of tours to Sossusvlei. The area is located within the Namib-Nauklift National Park of Namibia, in the heart of the exquisitely isolated desert. Sossus is Nama for ‘no return’, while vlei is the Afrikaans word for marsh, so effectively the area is known as ‘no return marsh,’ in reference to the fact that it is the Tsauchab River’s natural endorheic drainage basin. The region spans between the Koichab and Kuiseb rivers and is every photographer’s dream destination. The dunes have a brilliant red palette and are best viewed at sunrise and sunset, when the sun’s crepuscular rays cast them in an incandescent flaming hue, while the wind demonstrates its artistry, painting complex ripples in the sand. Imagine a solitary herd of Gemsbok stepping carefully on the crest of the sandbank, leaving soft footprints in the silt. The highest of all the dunes is ‘Big Daddy’ which dominates the landscape, measuring a remarkable 380 metres in height. Although the region is predominantly associated with draught, periodically the rains will fall and the vlei fills with water, attracting many animals and people to its banks. This sight is extremely rare and not one to be missed, as the area teems with life, adorning the undulating dunes. Visit the majestic Sesriem Canyon which starts as a deep cleft in the ground, eventually expanding into a flattened plain. Witness the Naravlei, from the top of ‘Big Mama’ – an obliging dune which is well worth the climb and explore the haunting desolation of Dead Vlei, which is named for its numerous dead camelthorn trees, some of which are over 800 years old. You will be amazed by the diversity of life which has adapted to the desert’s harsh conditions, succeeding in surviving in one of the earth’s most hostile environments. Be part of one of the reputable Sossusvlei tours which will open your eyes to the geographical and cultural history of the area.

    Day 6 – Swakopmund, Betesda Lodge to Swakopmund ±380 km
    After a brief photo stop while crossing the Tropic of Capricorn, we will be joined by a local expert on a guided hike and learn more about the unique desert ecosystem and how the Bushmen survived in the harsh desert conditions. From there, we will travel onto Namibia’s Atlantic coast and the adventure capital, Swakopmund, we stop at the Walvis bay lagoon en route, where there are often flamingos to be seen. You will be briefed on the many optional activities available here and there is time to explore the town before dinner out at one of the local restaurants.
    Meals:Breakfast/Lunch
    Accommodation:Two Per Room: Gruner Kranz Courtyard OR Stay@Swakop OR Amampuri http://www.grunerkranz.com http://www.stay-at-swakop.com http://www.amanpurinamibia.com
    Facilities:En-suites Per Room, Hot Showers, Bar, Internet, Laundry & Wireless Internet
    Activity Package:Guided desert walk with local expert
    Optional Activity:Dinner Out Swakopmund

    Swakopmund
    Swakopmund is a coastal city on the North Western coast of Namibia, it is known as the adventure capital of Namibia and this is evident in the long list of optional activities that are available on our stop overs on our Swakopmund tours. The town has a permanent inhabitation of 42 000 residents so is by no means massive. It does however have a rich and fascinating history and the influence from the days of German colonization. The architecture is stunning and there are many quaint shops and nooks, you can lose yourself for an entire day in the city centre should you choose not to take part in the optional extras and would rather spend a day exploring. Our Swakopmund tours offer as optional extras, sky-diving, quad biking and sand boarding to name but a few. If however you feel in the mood for something more gentle we also have a nature walk with a highly qualified local guide who will guide you through the diverse and rich local flora and fauna. Swakopmund has a rich and fascinating history which is evident in the infrastructure of the town and the culture of the people, Swakopmund travel allows you the opportunity to learn about a part of African colonization that is often left unlearned. The German occupation of Southern Africa has a massive impact on the language and culture to a degree that is still evident today. Founded in 1892 as the main harbour for the imperial German Colony, it was chosen for its fresh water supply and deep natural harbour. When the Union of South Africa took over control of German South West Africa after World War 2 it transferred shipping responsibility to Walvis Bay, as such many of the major shipping companies that opened up offices moved out. The phenomenal architecture they left behind though is still visible. 

    Day 7 – Swakopmund
    Today is your chance to experience the adrenalin filled atmosphere that Swakopmund offers. Taking a walk around Swakopmund’s shops and having a leisurely lunch is also a great way to spend your day if you are not participating in the many activities available on offer here.
    Meals: Breakfast
    Accommodation:Two Per Room: Gruner Kranz Courtyard OR Stay@Swakop OR Amampuri http://www.grunerkranz.com http://www.stay-at-swakop.com http://www.amanpurinamibia.com
    Facilities: En-suites Per Room, Hot Showers, Bar, Internet, Laundry, Wireless Internet & Restaurant
    Optional Activity:Dolphin Cruise 4/5horas, Sky Diving, Sandboarding, Quad Biking (2 hours), Dinner Out Swakopmund

    Day 8 – Khorixas, Swakopmund to Khorixas ±320 km
    Today we head inland towards Khorixas, stopping en-route at Spitzkoppe, where we will enjoy some time exploring the enormous granite monoliths with our guide. In the afternoon we will visit the Petrified Forest (might be done the following morning).
    Meals:Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
    Accommodation:Two Per Room: Igowati Lodge http://www.igowatilodge.com
    Facilities:En-suites Per Room, Hot Showers, Swimming Pool, Bar, Internet & Curio-shop
    Included highlight: Visit the Petrified Forest & Spitzkoppe

    Day 9 – Kamanjab – Himba Tribe, Khorixas to Outjo ±135 km
    We visit a Himba community close to Kamanjab where you will have an opportunity to interact with the people who live there. This is a working village and is only a representation of a larger group of nomadic pastoralists. The semi-nomadic Himba people are extremely susceptible to Western influence and have lost a large portion of their land to farmers, engineers, miners and many were displaces during the wars that raged in Angola. The dwindling number of pastoralists that still exist in their natural environment are protected as far as possible by creating a “buffer zone”, or an “educational tribe” where tourists who would like to get a better understanding of the way of the Himba, their lifestyle and their traditions, can do so without interfering with those still living in their natural environment. Visiting the Himba tribe can be a controversial topic that gets discussed at the camp fire, however not so much if the reason for visiting this particular tribe is understood beforehand. The income that this specific tribe generates from the visits goes towards the education of orphaned Himba children and assists the tribe in giving them a chance to learn about their own culture and heritage. There is a market at the end of your visit, this is a way for the women to establish a small income, used for their own private expenses, and it is up to you whether you’d like to purchase anything or not.
    Meals:Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
    Accommodation:Two Per Room: Etotongwe http://www.etotongwelodge.com/
    Facilities:En-suites Per Room, Swimming Pool, Bar, Internet, Restaurant & Shop
    Activity Package: Himba Tribe Visit

    Day 10 – Etosha National Park, Outjo to Etosha National Park ±170 km
    The open plains of the Etosha National Park allows for spectacular elevated game viewing from our truck whilst on game drives. Our overnight stops, which boasts floodlit night water holes, are situated inside the park.
    Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
    Accommodation: Two Per Room: Namutoni OR Okaukuejo OR Halali http://www.nwr.com.na/etosha_national_park.html
    Facilities:En-suites Per Room, Hot Showers, Swimming Pool, Bar, Waterhole, Drinkable Water & Shop
    Included Highlight:Afternoon game drive in Overland truck

    Etosha National Park
    Etosha Pan National Park is a large endorheic salt pan which forms part of the Kalahari basin. It is a 120 km long dry lake bed, which is protected by the Etosha National Park home to some of the most phenomenal game viewing in the world. One of the elements that make the Etosha National park tours so memorable is that the camps sites within the park are built on the edge of water holes, so you can spend peaceful evenings with good company as the sun goes down watching the animals come down to the waterhole to drink. There are optional night drives for you to take part in, and although they are not included in the Etosha National Park tours they are highly recommended. The optional game drives are taken with expert guides who have an abundance of local knowledge. The Etosha Pan is a truly beautiful and unique place with game viewing that you will not see anywhere else in the world, the facilities are world class to make for a comfortable and memorable stay. The natural beauty and abundant wildlife will provide countless photo opportunities to make your friends jealous. Game viewing can never be offered with guarantees, as you are dealing with wild animals you can never be certain of how they will behave. We can guarantee that on our Etosha Pan national park tours you will meet people and have experiences with them that will form the basis of lifelong friendships.

    Day 11 – Etosha National Park
    Etosha is the venue for some of the most unique game viewing experiences in Africa. The sparse grasslands allow great opportunities to see animals normally hidden in dense vegetation. You may even see some of the amazing animals crossing the road in front of your truck! We will go on various game drives and spend our evenings at the abundant waterholes for some excellent game photography.
    Meals:Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
    Accommodation:Two Per Room: Namutoni OR Okaukuejo OR Halali http://www.nwr.com.na/etosha_national_park.html
    Facilities:Hot Showers, Swimming Pool, Bar, Drinkable Water & Shared Ablutions
    Included Highlight:Full day game drive in Nomad truck

    Day 12 – Windhoek, Etosha National Park to Windhoek ±450 km
    After an early morning game drive we set off towards Windhoek, the Capital city of Namibia. On the way we stop at a popular craft market where you can barter for handmade gifts to take home. Windhoek is not only the capital; it is also the cultural, social and economic centre of Namibia. On arrival in Windhoek our guide will take us on a short drive through Windhoek in our truck. Joe’s Beer House is an exciting dining experience for our optional dinner out.
    Meals:Breakfast/Lunch
    Accommodation:Two Per Room: Arebbusch Travel Lodge http://www.arebbusch.com
    Facilities:En-suites Per Room, Hot Showers, Swimming Pool, Bar, Internet, Laundry & Restaurant
    Included highlight:Drive through Windhoek with the Overland truck, Craft market stop en-route
    Optional Activity: Dinner Out Windhoek

    Windhoek
    Namibia is one of Africa’s most beautiful regions – the desert landscape is a photographer’s dream; known for its sweeping, red-gold dunes, sparse vegetation and abundant wildlife. Windhoek is one of the country’s busiest cities – known for its alluring diversity and cosmopolitan feel, the metropolis attracts myriad visitors each year. Tours to Namibia are a wonderful way to immerse yourself in the area’s vibrant culture and heritage. Wander through the town and gaze at an array of stately buildings, including the impressive parliament buildings and Hero’s Acre. If you’re historically inclined, then ensure that you pop into the plethora of museums on offer, including the National Library and National Art Gallery. If you’re in need of some rest and rejuvenation, then visit the serene National Botanical Gardens to immerse yourself in the tranquillity of the gorgeous grounds. Botanists will delight in the numerous plant species on offer which attract plenty of exquisite insects and prolific bird life. Windhoek is a captivating blend of African and European influences – the country gained independence in 1990 and exudes its own unique character and charm. With a reputation for being extremely safe and well-cared for, this is a place where you can wander around without feeling insecure and anxious. Make sure that your itinerary includes a trip to the smallest functioning cathedral in Southern Africa – St Georges, and look out for Das Reiterdankmal – a towering bronze sculpture of a horse commemorating those lost in colonial wars. Stroll down Robert Mugabe Avenue to admire Alte Feste – one of the city’s oldest buildings that was built in 1890. Once military headquarters, today, it serves as an intriguing state museum, housing an array of memorabilia that commemorates Namibia’s journey to independence. If you have little ones, then make sure that you visit the delightful Zoo Park which is an ideal hot spot for picnics. With a pond and a playground on offer, the beautiful park is sure to be a hit with your kids. Windhoek is an ideal place for families – with a reputation for being a close-knit, friendly community, the city has a host of amenities on offer for young and old alike. If you’re embarking on Windhoek tours, then make sure you see as many of the impressive, historically significant sites as possible.

    Day 13 – Botswana – Ghanzi, Windhoek to Ghanzi ±520 km
    After an early start, we say goodbye to Namibia and cross the Botswana border. Later we arrive at our lodge in Ghanzi and this evening we experience some traditional tribal dancing from the local San community.
    Meals:Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
    Accommodation:Two Per Room: Ghanzi Trail Blazers http://ghanzitrailblazers.wheretostay.na/
    Facilities:En-suites Per Room, Hot Showers, Swimming Pool & Bar
    Included Highlight:Bushman Tribal dance in evening
    Optional Activity:Bushman Walk

    Bushman – San People
    The Bushmen of Southern Africa are the oldest indigenous inhabitants of Southern Africa and have lived off the land in symbiosis for hundreds of years. They have much to offer our modern way of living in terms of a sustainable existence with nature. Bushmen tours give you the opportunity to interact with this fascinating culture and get a true understanding of how they have survived in the harsh environment through an understanding of nature. The San people have inhabited large parts of Southern Africa including the regions and deserts of southern Namibia. They are known colloquially as bushmen, this however is a broad term used to describe indigenous people of Southern Africa, the people native to the area that our bushmen tours stop in have, however, developed a way of life that is as unique. Our tours into Namibia are renowned as some of the most rewarding you can do, yet they can be so much more rewarding by taking part in one of the bushmen adventures with Nomad tours. Learning about local culture is an important aspect of travelling to any country. Many of Namibian overland tours offer the opportunity to interact with a traditional village of San people that still live very much the way that they did many generations ago. It is not included in the tours and needs to be decided on before-hand. Some people feel it is unethical to treat the villagers as a spectacle however it provides an education for the visitors and much needed funding for the conservation of the area and their way of life.

    Day 14 – Maun – Okavango Delta, Ghanzi to Maun ±350 km
    Today we journey to the outback town of Maun. The afternoon is spent relaxing and preparing for our adventure into the Okavango Delta.
    Meals:Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
    Accommodation:Two Per Room: Sitatunga http://www.deltarain.com/index.php?page=sitatunga-camp
    Facilities:En-suites Per Room, Hot Showers, Swimming Pool, Bar & Laundry
    Please note: If you have not purchased the Activity Package you will stay at the accommodation in Maun during the Delta Excursion on the next two following days.

    Maun
    Maun, the fifth largest town in Botswana, is known as the tourism capital and the gateway to the Okavango Delta. It is an eclectic contrast of modern buildings and traditional huts. Now home to over 30 000people, the town was founded in 1915 as the tribal capital of the Batawana people. It originally serviced the local cattle ranching and hunting operations of the area, and had a reputation as a hard-living ‘Wild West’ town. With the growth of the tourism industry and the completion of the tar road from Nata in the early 1990s, Maun developed swiftly, losing much of its old town character. However, it is still infamous for its infestation of donkeys and to lesser extent, goats. These animals can be seen wandering around freely as the local farmers arrive in the innumerable taxis to sell their wares on the kerbside. With the influx of tourism dollars, the typical traditional rondavels (round huts) of the past have been replaced by square but modestly sized cinderblock homes roofed with tin, or sometimes tiles. It is not unusual to see mud rondavels with satellite dishes, attesting to the increasing affluence of Botswana, and the increasing reliability of power and communications in the town. This striking contrast of the traditional and the modern is also evident in the multi-level air-conditioned shopping centres incongruously surrounded by potholes, dusty parking lots and lively market places.

    The Okavango Delta
    The Okavango Delta is Botswana’s most popular tourist destination. Every year, more than 11 cubic kilometers of water flow from the Okavango River into the Delta, irrigating more than 15 000 square kilometres of the Kalahari Desert, making it the largest inland delta in the world. Here, you’ll find yourself exploring a lush paradise home to Africa’s most beautiful wildlife and bird species while submersing yourself in pure tranquillity and an African landscape unlike any other. Exploring the Okavango Delta is a must for any tourist visiting Botswana. Here, you’ll have an endless list of activities to participate in, truly making the most of your time in this paradise. Boat trips, canoeing and fly-overs are among the most popular, however you can also go fishing and walking safaris depending on the time of year. As the Okavango is a seasonal delta, you’ll find yourself facing a different environment during the summer and winter months. The rain falls at the beginning of the year. The Moremi Game Reserve can be found on the eastern side of the Okavango Delta, however many others smaller, private lodges can be found in others parts, each of which offers guests a unique and exclusive experience. The favourite time of year to visit is during its dry season, just after the rains have fallen, as your days will be dry and warm (during the summer season the rains fall almost constantly and the temperatures can soar above 40°C.)

    Day 15 – Okavango Delta, Maun to Okavango Delta ±30 min flight
    In the morning we board our planes and head into the Delta. After a wonderful scenic flight we arrive at our base for the next two days. During your time in the Delta we enjoy the best nature has to offer. We go on nature walks and explore the Delta by mokoro traditional canoe (water level dependant). The Delta is truly spectacular and an unforgettable experience as the wild animals here are not used to people. Simply sitting and relaxing often results in rewarding bird or game viewing. Please note: if you have not purchased the Activity Package you will stay at the accommodation in Maun for the following 2 days.
    Meals:Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
    Accommodation: Meru Tent: Oddballs or Moremi Crossing http://www.oddballscamp.com http://www.moremicrossing.com
    Facilities:En-suites Per Room, Hot Showers, Swimming Pool & Bar
    Activity Package:Okavango Delta Excursion (Accommodated)
    Luggage Restriction: 10kg luggage per person, no bottled water allowed on flight, can be purchased at Moremi Crossing. Delta Air require the individual weight of all guests and their luggage prior to check-in as they have recently implemented new safety regulations for the flight into and out of the Okavango Delta. Please take no offence to this as it is done for guests safety only.

    Day 16 – Okavango Delta
    Today we will continue exploring the Okavango Delta by mokoro (traditional canoe) and enjoy a nature walk.
    Meals:Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
    Accommodation:Permanent Tents: Oddballs or Moremi Crossing http://www.oddballscamp.com http://www.moremicrossing.com
    Facilities:En-suites Per Room, Hot Showers, Swimming Pool & Bar
    Optional Activity:Tips for Polers

    Day 17 – Nata, Maun to Nata ±230 km
    We leave the Delta behind us and travel east towards the town of Nata, near the Makgadikgadi Pans. This afternoon you will have the opportunity to participate in a 3-hour Game Drive to the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans. You will board the open roof 4×4 vehicles and travel through the Nata Bird Sanctuary, which sits within the awe-aspiring vastness of the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans. The pans are home to 165 different species of birds, including pelicans, spoonbills, eagles, ostriches and flamingos, that make the Sanctuary their home at different times of the year according to their migratory behaviour.
    Meals:Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
    Accommodation:Two Per Room: Nata Lodge or Pelican Lodge http://www.natalodge.com http://www.pelicanlodgebotswana.com/
    Facilities:En-suites Per Room, Hot Showers, Swimming Pool & Bar
    Activity Package:Visit to the Nata Pans

    Day 18 – Chobe National Park, Nata to Kasane ±315 km
    After continuing north to Kasane, we enjoy a sunset river cruise on the Chobe River (in the National Park) where animals such as hippos, buffalo and elephants are plentiful.
    Meals:Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
    Accommodation:Two Per Room: Thebe River Lodge http://www.theberiversafaris.com
    Facilities:En-suites Per Room, Hot Showers, Swimming Pool, Bar & Internet
    Activity Package:Chobe National Park Boat Cruise
    Optional Activity:Chobe National Park Game Drive

    Chobe National Park
    The Chobe National Park is situated in the north west of Botswana and is undoubtedly the country’s most beautiful and popular nature and game reserve. It has one of the largest concentrations of wildlife in Africa, making it an ideal location for African safaris and is the third largest park in Botswana, after the Central Kalahari game Reserve and the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. The Chobe National Park can be divided up into four sections, making it a true rarity and an explorers paradise. It can be divided up into the Serondela area, Savuti Marsh area, the Linyanti Marsh and the dry hinterland. Wherever you go in the park, you’ll be able to observe a variety of wild animals and bird life, and can even explore an area in search of a specific animals or bird. There is an incredibly large elephant population in the Chobe National Park; tours through the park will show you some of the park’s 120 000 elephants.

    Day 19 – Zimbabwe – Victoria Falls, Kasane to Victoria Falls ±100 km
    On arrival in Victoria Falls we have time to plan the next day’s adventure activities before we visit the spectacular Victoria Falls and experience the thundering of the mighty Zambezi as it drops over 100m into the gorge below.
    Meals:Breakfast/Lunch
    Accommodation:Two Per Room: A’Zambezi http://azambeziriverlodge.com/
    Facilities:En-suites Per Room, Swimming Pool, Bar, Laundry, Curio-shop, Wireless Internet & Restaurant
    Activity Package:Victoria Falls National Park Entry
    Optional Activity:Zambezi Sunset Cruise, Dinner Out Victoria Falls

    Victoria Falls
    Victoria Falls is undoubtedly one of Africa’s most beautiful treasures. They border Zimbabwe and Zambia and are the region’s most visited tourist hotspot. The falls are by no means the world’s biggest waterfall, however their length and the vast volume of water which find its way to the falls via the Zambezi river makes them the world’s largest waterfall. Victoria Falls was names after Queen Victoria by the first European explorer who set their sights on them, David Livingston, however up until then, and still today locally, the falls were known to be The Smoke That Thunders, “Mosi-oa-Tunya”. The entire volume of water of the Zambezi travels into Victoria Falls, flowing into its first gorge, creating a spectacle and a true sight to be seen. In fact, you don’t even have to be close by to the falls. Aptly getting its name as The Smoke That Thunders, the falls spray water into the air which can be seen for miles, including in the surrounding game reserves and national parks. Victoria Falls safaris are among the most popular activities to participate in when visiting the falls. Guests can embark on bush safaris – on foot, horseback or in a vehicle – and embark on a Zambezi cruise along the waters before the falls. While on these Victoria Falls safaris guests will have the chance to see crocodiles, hippos and other African wildlife.

    Day 20 – Victoria Falls
    Although your tour officially ends after breakfast, most people will spend the day White Water Rafting, a not-to-be-missed experience of a lifetime! Vic Falls offers many exciting activities so we recommend you add a post-tour night here.
    Meals:Breakfast
    Accommodation:Own Arrangements / Post tour accommodation can be booked through Nomad.
    Optional Activity:Morning Tram & Bridge Tour, Zambezi Sunset Cruise, Bungee Jump – Solo, Helicopter Flights, Full Day White Water Rafting
    NB – It is possible to book our 2 day Journey to Johannesburg, Camping or Accommodated straight after this tour, as this is one of the cheapest ways to get from Victoria Falls to Johannesburg. Ask  your agent for more information.

     

    Activity Package:
    This is an optional payment that covers what we consider to be ‘essential activities’ on our tours. Ideally we would include all of these, but not everyone can afford this. This payment is 100% transparent and is listed below. The Activity Package can be pre-purchased prior to your arrival or through your guide on day 1 of your tour. However, we recommend to pre book and pre pay this to ensure room availability in the Okavango Delta.

    Activity Country Price
    Wine tasting & traditional dinner South Africa ZAR180
    Guided desert walk with local expert Namibia ZAR350
    Himba Tribe Visit Namibia ZAR350
    Okavango Delta Excursion (Accommodated) Botswana ZAR9950
    Visit to the Nata Pans Botswana ZAR400
    Chobe National Park Boat Cruise Botswana ZAR550
    Vic Falls National Park Entry Zimbabwe ZAR390
    Total (AP Price) ZAR12170

    This itinerary has been written with the Activity Package items included. If you wish to participate in all the activities listed, you will need to purchase the Activity Package.

     

     

    OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES ON THIS ROUTE:

    There are more optional activities being created every day – we have listed only the most popular. If there is something specific you would like to do then speak to your guide as they will be able to assist you if possible.

    Activity Country Price
    Half-Day Canoe Trip South Africa From ZAR250 to ZAR 300
    Dinner Out Swakopmund Namibia From ZAR80 to ZAR150
    Dolphin Cruise 4/5 hours Namibia From ZAR550 to ZAR650
    Sky Diving Namibia From ZAR2300 to ZAR2600
    Sandboarding Namibia From ZAR350 to ZAR550
    Quad Biking (2 hours) Namibia From ZAR600 to ZAR700
    Dinner Out Windhoek Namibia From ZAR80 to ZAR150
    Bushman Walk (May take place on previous day) Botswana From BWP80 to BWP90
    Tips for Polers Botswana Clients Discretion
    3 hour photographic Boat Safari (includes usage of DSLR Camera, refreshments) Botswana From $120 to $360
    Chobe National Park Game Drive Botswana From $40 to $50
    Dinner Out Victoria Falls Zimbabwe From $20 to $50
    Zambezi Sunset Cruise Zimbabwe From $ 90 to $ 100
    Bungee Jump – Solo Zimbabwe From $ 155 to $ 175
    Helicopter Flights Zimbabwe From $150 to $175
    White Water Rafting Zimbabwe From $145 to $160

     

    What’s included:

    • Meals as indicated on the itinerary (unless otherwise specified,  all meals are prepared and served at the Overland truck),
    • accommodation,
    • registered guides
    • and transport.
    • We also include some of the highlights. These highlights are listed below in the day-by-day descriptions as “included highlights”.

     

    What’s excluded:

    • All items of a personal nature,
    • alcohol, soft drinks,bottled water, snacks,
    • souvenirs, tips,
    • activity package and optional activities (see list for an indication of prices).
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    2018  Rate: From ZAR 32,950 pp and Activity Package from ZAR 19,560 pp

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    2019  Rate: From ZAR 42,950 pp and Activity Package from ZAR 2,190 pp

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