Cape town to vic falls safari

A safari of sunsets, faraway horizons, solitude and silence. We created this tour because we love it. From the experiences that we go through, we find that we are still overwhelmed by the places we visit, the people we meet and the animals we find. Every safari we do has different highlights, and every highlight is never forgotten. We hope that those of you, who share with us these experiences, will feel the same way and do as we have done, fall in love with the memories of Africa.

INTRODUCTION
A 20 day Safari taking you from Cape Town to Vic Falls. A camping expedition which will test and lead you onto a path of self discovery. A time to reflect listening to the beating rhythms of a timeless continent far away from the beaten track. Every day in this true wilderness is an adventure with life changing moments and something new to amaze you.
Day 1
Cape Town - Day Tour
We meet in Cape Town and depart for a day of exploration. We start our adventure with a hiking venture up Table Mountain; thereafter we visit Cape Point, the Cape of Good Hope and the Simon's Town Penguin Colony.
Guest lodge accommodation. All meals own account.
Day 2
Cedarberg Mountains - 350 Kms on tar & dirt roads. 4 hrs.
After breakfast we depart on our safari. Travel into the true remote wilderness area of the Western Cape. We camp tonight in the Cedarberg Mountains. The afternoon is spent on a short walk to a waterfall, or a swim in one of the many rock pools or rivers. Bungalows / Campsite accommodation. Breakfast / Lunch & Dinner.
Day 3
Kalahari - 600 Kms on tar and dirt roads. 8hrs
We vacate camp and make our way towards the Augrabies National Park. The Kalahari Desert is harsh in reality. We spend the late afternoon sipping sundowners at a viewpoint overlooking the longest river in South Africa. 'The Orange River' a long, but rewarding day.
Bungalows / Campsite accommodation. Breakfast / Lunch. Dinner own account.
Day 4 & 5
Kalahari - Nossob - 400 Kms on tar 7 dirt. 6hrs
Travel the dusty road to one of the best-kept secrets in Africa: the red sands of the Kalahari. The Kgalagardi Transfrontier Park is one of the largest protected wilderness areas in Africa. The search begins. Rise with the sun and resume our search, often spending long periods waiting for that special moment at waterholes or in the dunes. The Kalahari lion is the largest lion found in the world and just to spend a moment with this black maned king of the beasts is not only a privilege but also an experience that you will never forget. The lion, the raptors and the desert dwelling creatures will fascinate all wildlife enthusiasts. The game drive takes us north on the Nossob river.
Bungalows / Campsite accommodation. Breakfast / Lunch & Dinner
Day 6
Namibia- Fish River Canyon - 500 Kms of dirt roads. 8 hrs.
After a game drive in the morning we depart South Africa via Mata Mata and head out towards the second largest canyon in the world. The Fish River Canyon. We stop in Keetmanshoop to restock and set up camp near the canyon. Sunset is spent enjoying the red sky and listening to the silence
Bungalows / Campsite accommodation. Breakfast / Lunch & Dinner
Day 7
Namibia -Sesriem Canyon - Sossousvlei - 400 Kms of 4x4, dirt & tar. 6hrs.
An interesting drive finds our group in the desert. Sesriem and Sossousvlei. After lunch and siesta, we will explore the Sesriem Canyon and the highest dunes in the world: The dunes of Sossousvlei. Those who want will have the opportunity to climb one of these ever-changing Namib summits. It is an experience never to be forgotten as we enter a different world, the world of the sands of time. Sunset is spent chasing black shadows across red dunes, whilst sipping a cold chardonnay.
Campsite accommodation. Breakfast / Lunch & Dinner
Day 8
Namibia - Swakopmund. 375 Kms of 4x4 roads. 5 hrs.
Sunrise is greeted and, after breakfast, head out towards the cold Atlantic Ocean once more. En route we cross the Kuwiseb Canyon and the Namib-Naukluft Park. This area has unique photographic opportunities. Transverse the Namib sand once more and make for the holiday Mecca of Swakopmund. Accommodation is in bungalows or hotels, allowing us to rid ourselves of the Namib sand and be civilized for a couple of days.
Bungalows accommodation. Breakfast / Lunch
Day 9
Swakopmund
Swakopmund has a huge variety of shops, museums, beaches and restaurants. Optional excursions are, for example, a Flight over the Dunes that we climbed at Sossousvlei. Or chill out at a local sidewalk coffee shop.
Bungalows accommodation. Breakfast only. Lunch & Dinner own account.
Day 10
Skeleton Coast - Spitzkoppe -300 Kms on dirt & salt. 6 hrs
First we visit to the Seal Colony of Cape Cross on the Skeleton Coast. After our Seal excursion we head for the Spitzkoppe. We spend the late afternoon exploring many hidden crevasses and caves in search of evidence of San occupation in earlier times. Sunset is spent high up on a rock ledge fascinated by the ever-changing rainbow of colour - red, burnt amber, yellow and orange: the Sunset of Spitzkoppe. A silent destination.
Campsite accommodation Breakfast / Lunch & Dinner
Day 11
Damaraland - 250Kms of 4x4 roads. 5 hrs
Damaraland & Desert Elephants. Today we venture into the true wilderness, searching for the endemic Elephants and the San etchings of Twyfelfontein. We are exposed to true African conditions today. Camp in an ethnical campsite and enjoy the cultural interaction with the Damara tribe. Dinner at a lodge nearby.
Bungalows / Campsite accommodation. Breakfast / Lunch. Dinner own account
Day 12
Etosha National Park - 450 Kms of dirt & tar. 6 hrs
The "Great White Place of Dry Water". The Etosha National Park. After setting up camp at Okaukuejo we spend an extensive period out in the field, searching for the animals that are prolific to the central area of Etosha. Tonight we relax at the waterhole, waiting for the nocturnal creatures. Photographic opportunities are unmatched.
Bungalows / Campsite accommodation. Breakfast / Lunch & Dinner
Day 13
Etosha National Park. 120 Kms of 4x4 roads. 8 hrs. (These days in Etosha will be dictated by seasonal weather changes and migration patterns.)
Up before sunrise for an early morning game drive to wake the animals. After a period out in the field, return for a well-earned brunch. The afternoon finds us searching new areas, waiting at a strategic waterhole or game paths.
Bungalows / Campsite accommodation. Brunch & Dinner
Day 14
The Caprivi - 500Kms of dirt & tar. 6hrs.
We depart the Etosha after a game drive excursion, and make our way north on a long, but interesting journey, showing us the true "African" face of Namibia. We restock provisions for our Okavango Delta excursion in Rundu and camp on the banks of the Kavango River across from Angola tonight.
Bungalows / Campsite accommodation. Breakfast / Lunch & Dinner
Day 15
Mohango - Okavango Delta - 400 Kms on tar. 6hrs.
A new day, first we explore the Mohango Game Reserve in search of the majestic Roan and Sable Antelope found here. Thereafter we head for a wild country. Botswana. Travel in 4x4 over sandy conditions to the verge of the waterway and our base camp in the heart of the permanent waters of the Okavango Delta.
Bungalows / Campsite accommodation. Breakfast / Lunch & Dinner
Day 16
Okavango Delta - Delta Excursion
An early start. A wild place. First a transfer by motorboat to our Okavango Delta swamp island. Today we finally meet Africa and camp wild under the Palm or Ebony trees. We spend the evening around the campfire enjoying the aura of wild Africa, and looking over our shoulders into the darkness. Experience the opportunity to walk with a local guide in this unspoilt Okavango Delta wilderness, or do a makoro excursion upstream, in search of the shy Sitatunga antelope or secretive Pel's fishing owl.
Campsite accommodation. Breakfast / Lunch & Dinner
Day 17
Okavango Delta - Ngepi - 200 Kms on dirt. 4 hrs
Ngepi Camp on the Okavango River is our next destination. Ngepi is a great birding area in which the Paradise Flycatcher and Giant Kingfisher, two of the many rare bird species, are found. A beautiful decadent camping experience. Dinner in the ethnical camp restaurant tonight.
Bungalows / Campsite accommodation. Breakfast / Lunch. Dinner own account.
Day 18
Botswana - Chobe National Park - 450 Kms of tar. 6 hrs.
Crossing the border back into Botswana, we make our way to the Chobe National Park. We camp next to the park on the banks of the Chobe River. In the afternoon we do a boat cruise into the Chobe N.P., an area that abounds with Elephant, Buffalo, Hippo and many Antelope species. We hope to find the Puku Antelope, an antelope endemic to the Chobe floodplains. The park contains a multitude of aquatic bird species and the visitor is sure to observe the majestic Fish Eagle or the acrobatic Bee-eater.
Bungalows / Campsite accommodation. Breakfast / Lunch & Dinner
Day 19
Zambia - Victoria Falls - 100 Kms of tar. 3 hrs.
Victoria Falls. After the border crossing and a short drive we set up camp outside the bustling town. Today we will visit the world-famous Victoria Falls. (Entry own expense) One great way to end a fantastic adventure is by having a second fantastic adventure: Rafting the mighty Zambezi River. Do not be afraid, as this is the ultimate way of forging a unique bond between world travellers who have become friends.
Bungalows / Campsite accommodation. Breakfast / Lunch. Dinner own account.
Day 20
Zambezi River - Free Day. Fantastic activities available.
One great way to end a fantastic adventure is by having a second fantastic adventure: Rafting the mighty Zambezi River. This is the ultimate way of forging a unique bond between world travellers who have become friends. Do not be afraid. Today is yours to raft, fly, jump, ride or sightsee. The Zambian side of Victoria Falls is a recommendation for its curio market and rainforest.
Bungalows / Campsite accommodation. Breakfast / Lunch. Dinner own account.
Day 21
Livingstone – Zambia - Home
After breakfast we bid our guide farewell, and embark on our journey home.

Cape Town - Victoria Falls Expedition Information Sheet
Included In Our Adventure Safari Tour Price:

Itinerary and activities as specified, fully equipped Land Rover Defender safari vehicle, all camping and catering equipment, services of tour guides, all accommodation as in the programme, all camp meals as specified and National Park entrance fees.

Accommodation Prior To the Safari:
We arrange accommodation in Cape Town at our designated guest lodge, and will make all reservations for you.

Local Payment:
Please note our Local Payment will be collected on day one of your programme in the designated currency - US $ Dollar.

Optional Activities And Tours in Cape Town / Vic Falls:

Cape Town:

Table Mountain
Whale watching
Shark diving
Wine tasting
Abseiling
Paragliding

Helicopter flights Victoria Falls:
White-water Rafting
Helicopter Flight
Micro Light Flight
Bungi Jumping
Horse Riding
Elephant Riding
Helicopter flights

Travelling Documents:
You require a passport, which must be valid for 6 months post departure from Africa. Please enquire at your embassy or consulate if you require a visa for the countries on our route. The visa fees are for your account.

Spending Money:
Foreign exchange into the local currency is possible in most large cities en route. International credit cards and travellers cheques are widely accepted in South Africa.

Luggage:
Maximum baggage allowance: 12 kg. The luggage weight limitation does not include photographic equipment and a small daypack. Please bring a backpack or soft barrel bag, not a suitcase. Don't bring too much clothing, as there are washing opportunities along the way.

Health:
Malaria prophylaxes are required for this trip. There are currently no compulsory vaccinations for any of the countries visited. Recommended vaccinations for this safari: Tetanus, Hepatitis A and Typhoid.
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