Dunes, Deltas & Falls (Northbound)

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Was $2629  — Savings of 15% on select departures.
21 days,Cape Town to Livingstone
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Experience the culture of Cape Town, spot wildlife on game drives in Etosha National Park, cruise the Okavango Delta in a dug-out canoe, meet the San Bushmen, marvel at Fish River Canyon and Victoria Falls.

If you want to soak up the colours, culture and scenery of this incredible region, this is the ultimate expedition to southwestern Africa. Experience game drives, leave footprints on the world's highest sand dunes, wonder at the majesty of Victoria Falls and canoe game-rich deltas. Our overland trucks are an adventurous and inexpensive way to see the highlights while wilderness camping will bring you closer to the region’s wildlife—drift off to sleep to the call of cranes and awake to the rustle of elephants grazing on nearby riverbanks.

What's Included

  • Fish River Canyon, Sossusvlei Dunes and Spitzkoppe entrance fees
  • Etosha National Park entrance with game drives
  • Guided township tour (Swakopmund)
  • Okavango Delta overnight bush camping excursion
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
  • 19 breakfasts, 16 lunches, 14 dinners. (Allow USD110-145 for meals and drinks not included.)
  • Overland truck, walking, mokoro.
  • 2 Chief Experience Officers (CEOs) throughout as head guide/cook and driver.
  • Small group experience; Max 22, avg 18.
  • Simple hotels (2 nts), participation camping (14 nts), guesthouses (2 nts, multi-share), basic bush camping (2 nts).

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Reverse Itinerary

This trip also runs in reverse from Livingstone to Cape Town. See Dunes, Deltas and Falls (Southbound)

Itinerary

Day 1Cape Town

Arrive at any time.

Day 2Cape Town/Cederberg(1B, 1L, 1D)

View dramatic Western Cape scenery, camp on a local farm, and opt to sip on local wine.

Day 3Cederberg/Orange River(1B, 1L, 1D)

Travel past large plantations of rooibos tea. Opt to take a canoe trip on the scenic Orange River.

Day 4Orange River/Fish River Canyon(1B, 1L, 1D)

Enjoy the sunset at Fish River Canyon.

Day 5Fish River Canyon/Namib Desert(1B, 1L, 1D)

Explore the natural wonders of this bizarre desert environment. Stop by the Sesriem Canyon for sunset after setting up camp for the night.

Day 6Namib Desert(1B, 1L, 1D)

Explore the Sossusvlei dunes, and climb the breathtaking Dune 45.

Day 7Namib Desert/Swakopmund(1B, 1L)

Meet local friends, explore the back streets, and get to know the culture of the region on a guided cultural walk through a township.

Day 8Swakopmund




Swakopmund is one of the adventure capitals of Africa. Enjoy a free day to relax or get the adrenaline pumping. Choose from sky diving, dune boarding, or a 4x4 safari, just to name a few options.

Day 9Swakopmund/Spitzkoppe(1B, 1L, 1D)

Travel north to the granite peaks of Spitzkoppe.

Day 10Spitzkoppe/Damaraland(1B, 1L, 1D)

Travel up the coastal area through beautiful desert landscapes.

Day 11Damaraland/Etosha National Park(1B, 1L, 1D)

Enter Etosha National Park and enjoy an afternoon game drive.

Day 12Etosha National Park(1B, 1L, 1D)

Enjoy a full-day game drive in our overland vehicle. Opt to take an open safari vehicle game drive in the afternoon/night.

Day 13Etosha National Park/Windhoek(1B)

Transfer to Namibia's capital.

Day 14Windhoek/Ghanzi(1B, 1L, 1D)

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

Day 15Ghanzi/Maun(1B, 1L, 1D)

Opt to take a flight over the Okavango Delta to get a birds-eye view of the area.

Day 16Maun/Okavango Delta(1B, 1L, 1D)

Enjoy game walks, traditional mokoro (dug-out canoe) excursions and birding on an overnight excursion into the Okavango Delta.

Day 17Okavango Delta/Gweta(1B, 1L, 1D)

Camp under ancient baobab trees.

Day 18Gweta/Kasane(1B, 1L, 1D)

Opt to embark on a wildlife-viewing boat cruise on the Chobe River or take an open safari vehicle game drive inside Chobe National Park.

Day 19Kasane/Livingstone(1B, 1L)

Cross the Zambezi River by ferry into Zambia. Opt to visit Victoria Falls, go whitewater rafting or canoeing, or fly over the falls.

Day 20Livingstone(1B)

Opt to visit Victoria Falls, go whitewater rafting, or take a helicopter flight over the falls.

Day 21Livingstone(1B)

Depart at any time.

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