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For the 2013 year, we've adjusted the itinerary of this tour, removing a day in Botswana in favour of another day in South Africa, helping to split up some long travel days.

South Africa Volunteer and Overland Adventure

28 days,Cape Town to Livingstone

Volunteering for community projects, feeling small while contemplating Victoria Falls and giant sand dunes, finding the Big Five in Etosha, meeting the San Bushmen at the Kalahari's edge, cruising the Chobe River at sunset.


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Experience the colour and culture of southern Africa on this unique 28-day volunteer adventure. Soak in the spirit of Cape Town before exploring desert landscapes on your way to the mists of majestic Victoria Falls. Embark on game drives across national parks and explore the Okavango Delta in dug-out mokoro canoe. Gain a unique perspective on local culture while volunteering with community projects that help bring education to the Cape Peninsula. Give a little of your time to Africa and take away a truly immersive experience that few travellers encounter.

What's Included

  • Volunteering with community projects in Cape Town, Fish River Canyon entrance, Sossusvlei Dunes entrance, Etosha National Park entrance with game drives, Guided township tour in Swakopmund, Okavango Delta entrance with mokoro excursion
  • 26 breakfasts, 21 lunches, 19 dinners. (Allow USD130-160 for meals not included.)
  • Simple hotels (3 nts), participation camping (15 nts), guesthouses (8 nts, multi-share), basic bush camp (1 nt).
  • Overland vehicle, mokoro, walking.
  • Chief Experience Officer (CEO)/driver, volunteer project coordinator, cook, local guides.
  • Small group experience; Max 22, avg 18.

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Day 1 Cape Town

Arrive at any time.

Day 2-6 Community Volunteer Project (5B, 5L, 5D)

Volunteer in a local community in the Cape Peninsula.

Day 7-8 Cape Town (2B)

Explore vibrant Cape Town.

Day 9-10 Cederberg/Gariep River (2B, 2L, 2D)

View dramatic Western Cape scenery, camp on a local farm and sip local wine. Canoe on or jump into the Gariep River.

Day 11-13 Fish River Canyon/Namib Desert (3B, 3L, 3D)

Enjoy the sunset at Fish River Canyon. Climb up Dune 45, visit Sesriem Canyon.

Day 14-16 Swakopmund/Damaraland (2B, 2L, 1D)

Explore Swakopmund’s historic town. Option to enjoy sand boarding, a dolphin boat cruise or even sky diving! Travel through beautiful desert landscapes.

Day 17-20 Etosha National Park/Waterberg Plateau Game Park/Windhoek (4B, 3L, 3D)

Game drives in our overland vehicle in Etosha National Park. Option to take an open safari vehicle game drive or embark on a forest walk in Waterberg Plateau Game Park.

Day 21-22 Ghanzi/Maun (2B, 2L, 2D)

Visit the Kalahari Desert, meet the local San Bushmen. Optional walk to learn survival skills by the locals.

Day 23 Okavango Delta (1B, 1L, 1D)

Enjoy a game walk, traditional mokoro (dug-out canoe) excursions and birding during our day of bushcamping. Learn the ways of the bush from your local polers.

Day 24-25 Gweta/Chobe River (2B, 2L, 2D)

Camp under ancient baobab trees. Option to embark on a sunset boat cruise or game drive in open safari vehicle in Chobe National Park.

Day 26-27 Livingstone (2B, 1L)

Optional morning game drive in Chobe National Park. Cross the Zambezi River by ferry. Option to visit Victoria Falls, go whitewater rafting, canoeing, take an elephant-back safari or even fly over the falls.

Day 28 Livingstone (1B)

Depart at any time.