Dunes, Deltas & Falls (Northbound)

21 days, Cape Town to Livingstone

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.

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.

21 days

Cape Town to Livingstone

From$2499 USD
Trip Code: DCF

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.

Is this tour for me?

Travel Style: Yolo

Fast, fresh, and fun adventures that never slow down, made for young, budget-minded travellers.

Service Level: Camping

Camping most nights with some hotel stays to start and throughout; affordable public and private transport.

Physical Rating: Average

Some tours may include light hiking, biking, rafting, or kayaking in addition to walking.

Trip Type: Small Group

Small group experience; Max 22, avg 18.

Age requirement: 18-39

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21 days

Cape Town to Livingstone

From$2499 USD
Trip Code: DCF

Itinerary

Day 1Cape Town

Arrive at any time.

Day 2Cape Town/Cederberg

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

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 3Cederberg/Orange River

Travel past large plantations of rooibos tea. Cross the border from South Africa to Namibia and opt to take a canoe trip on the scenic Orange River.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 4Orange River/Fish River Canyon

Enjoy the sunset at Fish River Canyon.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 5Fish River Canyon/Namib Desert

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

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 6Namib Desert

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

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 7Namib Desert/Swakopmund

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

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch

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 quad biking, just to name a few options.

Day 9Swakopmund/Spitzkoppe

Travel north to the granite peaks of Spitzkoppe.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 10Spitzkoppe/Damaraland

Travel up the coastal area through beautiful desert landscapes.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 11Damaraland/Etosha National Park

Enter Etosha National Park and enjoy an afternoon game drive.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 12Etosha National Park

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

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 13Etosha National Park/Windhoek

Transfer to Namibia's capital.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 14Windhoek/Ghanzi

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

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 15Ghanzi/Maun

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

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 16Maun/Okavango Delta

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

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 17Okavango Delta/Gweta

Camp under ancient baobab trees.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 18Gweta/Kasane

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.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 19Kasane/Livingstone

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

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch

Day 20Livingstone

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

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 21Livingstone

Depart at any time.

Meals included: Breakfast

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Reverse Itinerary

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

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

Accommodations

Simple hotels (2 nts), participation camping (14 nts), guesthouses (2 nts, multi-share), basic bush camping (2 nts).

Meals

19 breakfasts, 16 lunches, 14 dinners. (Allow USD110-145 for meals and drinks not included.)

Transportation

Overland truck, walking, mokoro.

Staff & experts

2 Chief Experience Officers (CEOs) throughout as head guide/cook and driver.

Available extras (Add these to your tour when you book)

Okavango Delta Flight - $120.00

Get a fresh perspective on the vast wilderness of Africa with a once-in-a-lifetime view only a select few will ever see. Hop aboard a 5-seater airplane and enjoy the stunning scenery from above.

My Own Room - $479.00

If you're travelling solo and would prefer to have your own private room throughout your trip, select this option during the online booking process.

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