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Cape Town to Vic Falls & Mozambique – 36 Days

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Please note that all visa’s for this Cape to Vic & Mozambique 2016 36 Days Accommodated travel tour must be obtained before the day of departure by the passengers themselves.

Day 1 South Africa – Cederberg Mountain Region

Leaving behind Cape Town, there’s one last photo stop at Table View for a spectacular panorama of the city and Table Mountain. On the way we enjoy a wine tasting at one of Cape Town’s organic wine farms, Org de Rac. Heading further north into the mountainous Cederberg region, we arrive at our accommodation and your guides will give you a full briefing on the tour, truck and equipment.

Meals: Lunch, Dinner
Day 2 Namibia – Gariep/Orange River
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 in to the lovely chalets overlooking the river that forms the border between South Africa and Namibia. Although officially renamed the Gariep River it is still generally known by the pervious name; Orange River, after the Dutch House of Orange.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3 Gariep/Orange River – Ai-Ais
This morning there’s the chance to paddle canoes down the Orange River or spend time relaxing. After lunch we travel north to the Ai-Ais Hot Springs and stay overnight close to the Fish River Canyon, the 2nd largest canyon in the world.

Optional Activities: Half-Day Canoe Adventure.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4 Fish River Canyon – Kokerboom Forest
We take a scenic early morning walk along the edge of the Fish River Canyon, where photo opportunities are plentiful. Travelling into the Kalahari area of Namibia we visit the amazing Kokerboom Forest, renowned for the large concentration of Quiver Trees.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5 Bushman Community – Namib-Naukluft Park
The Namib National Park is one of Namibia’s geographic gems. There are massive sand dunes in the Sossusvlei desert area as well as a remarkable landscape. After a morning optional Tribal interaction with the original San people we travel to the Namib and stay the night just outside the park.
Optional Activities: African Tribal interaction.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6 Namib-Naukluft National Park
We have a full day in the Namib-Nakluft NP that starts by being transported in to Sossusvlei, where we are joined by a local expert guide. Exploring on foot, this local guide will share their detailed knowledge of the unique desert ecosystem with us. Later we transfer to Dune 45 where you have the chance to hike up the dune for an amazing view and photo opportunity. In the afternoon there’s a short walk into the Sesriem Canyon.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7/8 Swakopmund
Today we cross the Tropic of Capricorn on our way from the desert to the Atlantic coast. Our first stop is Walvis Bay where we may see some flamingos, depending on the season. Then it’s onto Swakopmund, the adventure capital of Namibia, where you will be briefed on the many optional activities available for the next day. Take a quad bike over the dunes, try sand boarding, sky diving or maybe a cruise to see dolphin?. In the evening you can enjoy some excellent seafood at a local restaurant as well as the vibrant local nightlife.

Optional Activities: Dinner, Quad biking, Sand boarding, Sky Diving, Scenic Flights etc.
Meals: Breakfast x 2, Lunch x 1, Dinner x 1
Day 9 Himba Tribe
Heading inland, we drive north towards Kamanjab where we meet with the local people from this area. The Himba are a pastoral people and predominantly breed cattle or goats. Encountering a totally different way of life can be a moving experience for many people.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 10/11 Etosha National Park
Etosha National Park is home to thousands of elephants, giraffes, zebras plus cheetahs, lions, rhinos and hyenas. The open plains allow spectacular viewing from your truck while on game drives. Our quality bungalow accommodation is inside the park at Okaukuejo and Halali which both boast floodlit night water holes where the animals come regularly to drink.

Optional Activities: Night Drive with NWR Game Ranger
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 12 Windhoek
Enroute to Namibia’s capital, Windhoek, we stop at a craft market where you can buy authentic African carvings and paintings. On arrival in Windhoek we take a short driving tour around the city, and there’s some free time to explore the centre before checking into our centrally located hotel. Tonight you have the chance to try game meat and enjoy a night out at one of Windhoeks excellent restaurants or German-style pubs.
Optional Activities: Dinner out

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 13 Botswana – Ghanzi
We say goodbye to Namibia and journey through the Botswana border. Namibian dollars cannot be used in Botswana so there will also be a chance to exchange left over money. Later we arrive at our lodge in Ghanzi, and this evening we experience some traditional tribal dancing from the San community.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 14/15/16 Maun – Okavango Delta
Maun is well known as the gateway to the Okavango Delta, the world’s largest inland delta. The Okavango River has no outlet to the sea, so it empties into the sands of the Kalahari Desert, irrigating some 15,000 square km’s. We spend one night in Maun and prepare for this excursion. Small planes transport us over this amazing area to Gunn’s Camp for the next 2 nights. Animals are often spotted from the lodge, but we also take a nature walk and, if the water level allows, a mokoro (traditional canoe) trip. The animals in the Delta are not as familiar with people so the game viewing is totally wild, as are the hippos in the river!

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 17 Gweta
A second scenic air-transfer will return us to Maun and the truck. This afternoon we drive to Gweta where our evening accommodation is set amongst the majestic Baobab trees that are indigenous to this area.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 18 Chobe National Park
After continuing north to Kasane, we take a sunset river cruise on the Chobe River where animals such as hippos, buffalo and elephant are plentiful and best viewed from the water. The Chobe NP is Botswana’s second largest National Park and well known for its large population of migratory Elephants. Our accommodation is near to the park entrance.

Optional Activities : Chobe Game Drive (next morning)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 19 Zimbabwe – Victoria Falls
An early morning optional game drive, then we cross into Zimbabwe where we have a short briefing on all the activities available here. Then we enter the much anticipated Victoria Falls NP where we will experience the might of the great Zambezi River. This is one of the seven natural wonders of the world.

Optional Activities: Zambezi Sunset Cruise, Dinner in local restaurant.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 20 Victoria Falls
Today is free to experience any one of Victoria Falls’ many adventure activities and most people will spend the day White Water Rafting, a not-to-be-missed experience of a lifetime! Vic Falls offers many exciting alternatives such as a walk with lions or a bungy jump from the bridge that joins Zimbabwe with Zambia.

Optional Activities: White Water Rafting, Bungee Jump, Elephant Excursion, White Water rafting and many more.
Meals: Breakfast
Day 21 Botswana – Palapye
Departure is at 6.00 am from Elephant Hills Resort. We drive south through Botswana to Palapye, or the border post at Martinsdrift, where we will spend the night at a lively campsite where your accommodation is twin share with ensuite.

Meals: Breakfast
Day 22 South Africa – Johannesburg
After another 6.00 am departure, we enter into South Africa. Covering the next 450 – 550 km on sealed roads we should get to Johannesburg in the afternoon

Meals: No meals included
Day 23 Mozambique – Maputo
A transfer will take you from your accommodation in Johannesburg to the bus station, where you will board a luxury bus to Maputo. Mozambique’s capital is an enchanting city of wide acacia lined avenues and tall buildings overlooking Maputo Bay and the Indian Ocean. One of the city’s more fascinating features is the remarkable wealth of architecture, making it unique amongst Africa’s cities. You will be collected at the bus stop and taken to your hotel.

Optional Activities: Dinner in Maputo
Meals: Lunch
Day 24 Maputo
Today we have a day in Maputo to relax and enjoy the city. There is a 3-hour city tour in the morning followed by lunch at the famous Costa do Sol restaurant. The afternoon is for your leisure. The evening is also free for you to experience one of Maputo’s excellent restaurants, Peri-Peri Prawns is the most well known dish, but all of the seafood is excellent.

Optional Activities: Dinner in Maputo
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 25 Maputo Elephant Reserve
Today we depart the city and cross the Maputo Bay to Catembe by ferry. We then drive south to Salamanga, with its impressive Hindu Temple. Crossing the Maputo and Futi rivers we enter the Maputo Elephant Reserve and head towards the coast. During the day there is time to stop and view the wildlife and extensive variety of birds found in this area. A leisurely lunch is served before making our way further south to Ponta Mamoli.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 26/27/28 Ponta Mamoli
Private and secluded beaches, snorkelling, fishing, surfing and swimming all combine to make this a special destination. Relax next to the pool, sipping a cocktail, just meters away from the bar and dining room. The Ponta Mamoli Dive centre offers wonderful snorkelling and diving expeditions with 10 reefs within 8km’s. The dive sites are some of the best in the world. The coral is untouched and the fish life abundant. Land based activities include sunset cocktails at serene inland lakes and hippo watching. Exciting lake canoeing trips, horse trails and bird trails keep young and old amused.

Optional Activities: Diving, Snorkelling, Deep Sea Fishing, Salt-water fly-fishing, Swimming with Dolphins (seasonal), Horse Riding, Lunches
Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
Day 29 Maputo
After a relaxed breakfast, there is time for an early morning dive or ride, before heading back to Maputo and your hotel.

Optional Activities: Dinner out
Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Day 30 South Africa – Johannesburg
Today you wave farewell to this beautiful paradise as you return by luxury bus to Johannesburg. Tour ends on arrival in Johannesburg.

Meals: Breakfast.

 

Length: 30 days, 29 nights
Meals: B x 26, L x 23, D x 23
Start Point: Cape Town
End Point: Johannesburg
Accommodation: Two per Room / Permanent Tent

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