26 day Cape to Kruger Adventure Tour, South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe

Zebras drinking, Etosha National Park, Namibia.
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Summary of this Adventure tour:

  • Accommodation: Camping in 2 man tents
  • Destinations: South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe
  • Included Highlights: Fish River Canyon, Sesriem Canyon, Sossuvlei, Namib Desert, Swakopmund, Etosha National Park, San (Bushmen) Village in Ghanzi, Okavango Delta, Chobe National Park, Victoria Falls, optional adventure activities like white river rafting or bungee jumping

What you can expect from this 26 day Cape to Kruger Adventure Tour:

Nature lovers and adrenalin junkies will be satisfied with the mix of activities in store. You will have the opportunity to see African wildlife close up in Etosha National Park, Namibia, in Chobe National Park, Botswana, and in Kruger National Park, South Africa.

For the adrenaline junkies, there are plenty of adventure activities on offer at Victoria Falls. Go skydiving, bungee jumping or white river rafting. For the more contemplative, there will be plenty of free time to get back to nature as you explore the Namib Desert dunes and the Okavango Delta.


Day 1: Cape Town to Cederberg Area, South Africa

Leaving Cape Town, there's a photo stop at Table View for a spectacular panorama of Table Mountain and the Atlantic Ocean. On the way to the Cederberg you visit the !Kwa ttu people just outside Yzerfontein. Here you enjoy a San (Bushmen) guided tour and museum visit.

After the 3hr tour you sit down for some lunch at the restaurant and then continue to the campsite where your guides will give you a full briefing on the tour. Lunch and dinner included.

Day 2: Cederberg Area to Orange River, South Africa

Early in the morning you leave the Cederberg Area and head north via the distant town of Springbok, best known for its diamonds, copper and spring flowers. You then proceed to your camp located right beside the Namibian border. It is situated on the riverbank that forms the border between South Africa and Namibia. Breakfast, lunch, dinner.

Day 3: Orange River to Fish River Canyon, Namibia

This morning you have the option to go on an Orange River canoe trip. After lunch you cross the border and travel to the Fish River Canyon in Namibia. After a scenic walk along the edge of the second largest canyon in the world you enjoy dinner while watching the sunset. This is also a fantastic photo opportunity. Breakfast, lunch, dinner.

Day 4: Namib Naukluft National Park, Namibia

You arrive at the Namib Naukluft National Park and set up camp, then enjoy a short hike into the Sesriem Canyon. Tonight you can sleep underneath the star-studded sky and enjoy the enduring silence of the Namib Desert, only occasionally interrupted by the call of a Jackal or, a rather unique lizard, the barking Gecko. Breakfast, lunch, dinner.

Day 5: Sossusvlei Dunes, Namib Desert, Namibia

This is your earliest morning as you prepare for your hike up Dune 45 to marvel at the sunrise in the Namib Desert. Later, you join a local expert on a guided hike of the unique desert ecosystem and learn how the San (Bushmen) survived in the harsh desert conditions. Breakfast, lunch, dinner.

Days 6 & 7: Swakopmund, Namibia

After a brief photo stop while crossing the Tropic of Capricorn, you travel towards the Atlantic coast and the adventure capital of Namibia, Swakopmund. Often there are Flamingos at the Walvis Bay lagoon. You will be briefed on the many optional adventure activities, such as sandboarding or quad biking. After that, there is time to explore the town before dining out at one of the local restaurants in Swakopmund.

Day 7 is free to relax. Explore the town or try out some adventure activities. Taking a walk around Swakopmund's shops and having a leisurely lunch is also a great way to spend your day. Breakfast and lunch on day 6 included. Breakfast and dinner on day 7.

Day 8: Swakopmund to Spitzkoppe, Namibia

Leaving the Atlantic Coast and Swakopmund, you drive through arid landscapes to Spitzkoppe Mountain. The enormous limestone monoliths dominate the otherwise flat landscape. You set up camp in the wild plain at the base of Spitzkoppe.

This afternoon you can enjoy a walk to explore the unique rock formations and San (Bushmen) rock art. The more adventurous among you may want to try some mountain climbing behind camp for some stunning views of this landscape in Damaraland, Namibia. Breakfast, lunch, dinner.

Day 9: Himba Tribes, Namibia

After some early morning exploration of the Spitzkoppe area you continue north and drive towards Kamanjab. Today you have the chance to experience life within a Himba tribe. The Himba are a pastoral people and predominantly breed cattle or goats.

They are easily recognisable by their unique style of dress. The Himba have been extremely diligent about upholding the roots of their culture, but they are also very curious about visitors to their home. Breakfast, lunch, dinner.

Days 10 &11: Etosha National Park, Namibia

Etosha National Park is the venue for some of the most unique safari experiences in Africa. The sparse grasslands allow great opportunities to see African wildlife normally hidden in dense vegetation. You will go on various game drives and spend the evenings at the abundant water holes for some excellent wildlife photography. Breakfast, lunch, dinner.

Day 12: Etosha to Windhoek, Namibia

After an early morning game drive in Etosha National Park you set off towards Windhoek, the capital city of Namibia. On the way you stop at a popular craft market where you can barter for handmade gifts to take home.

Windhoek is not only the capital, it is also the cultural, social and economic centre of Namibia. On arrival in Windhoek you can enjoy a short city tour. Joe's Beer House is an exciting dining experience for our optional dinner out. Breakfast and lunch included.

Day 13: Windhoek, Namibia, to Ghanzi, Botswana

Early in the morning you cross into Botswana and drive to Ghanzi. After setting up camp, you meet with a local Bushman (San) community and experience some traditional tribal dancing. There are also some traditional bushman huts that you have the opportunity to stay in for a nominal fee. Breakfast, lunch, dinner.

Day 14: Ghanzi to Maun, Botswana

Today, you travel from Ghanzi towards Maun. Maun is the gateway to the Okavango Delta, Botswana, and this afternoon you will prepare for this excursion, packing small 2-night bags. There may be an opportunity this afternoon to visit the local Crocodile farm or take a scenic flight. Breakfast, lunch, dinner.

Days 15 & 16: Okavango Delta, Botswana

This morning you board the big 4x4 truck that will take you into the Okavango Delta. In high-water season it is sometimes necessary to take a boat to the poling station where you meet up with the members of a local community who will be showing you their homeland.

You spend 2-night bush camping in the wilderness and, if the water level allows, you will take a mokoro (traditional canoe) trip through the waterways of the Okavango Delta. You will also be going on some nature walks in the hope of seeing some African wildlife or bird species. There is an option of taking a scenic flight over the Delta (time allowing). Breakfast, lunch, dinner.

Day 17: Okavango Delta to Gweta, Botswana

You leave the Okavango Delta behind and travel east to Planet Baobab. You can explore the bush around your campsite or just relax by the pool and view some of the region's oldest Baobab trees. Breakfast, lunch, dinner.

Day 18: Gweta to Chobe National Park, Botswana

Chobe National Park is famous for its large Elephant herds. This afternoon you take a sunset river cruise, which offers amazing views of African wildlife along the Chobe River. Spot Hippos, Crocodiles, Elephants, Eland and many other species. Keep your cameras at the ready. Breakfast, lunch, dinner.

Days 19 & 20: Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

On arrival in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, you have time to plan the adventure activities for the next day. Then you can visit the spectacular Victoria Falls and experience the thundering of the mighty Zambezi. Enjoy optional activities, such as white water rafting, bungee jumping, Elephant-back safaris or walking with Lions. Breakfast and lunch on day 19. breakfast on day 20.

Day 21: Palapye, Botswana, or Martinsdrift, South Africa

Departure is at 6.00 am. You drive south through Botswana to Palapye or to the border post at Martinsdrift, South Africa. You will spend the night at a lively campsite. In the evening you can enjoy a typical South African Braai (barbecue). No meals included.

Day 22: Palapye / Martinsdrift to Johannesburg, South Africa

After another 6.00 am departure, you enter into South Africa. Covering the next 450 - 550km on sealed roads you should get to Johannesburg as early as possible. Take the time to enjoy one of the many local restaurants. No meals included.

Day 23: Kwa Madwale Reserve, South Africa

After an early start in Johannesburg, you travel through the South African province of Mpumalanga en route to Kruger National Park. This afternoon, you enter the Kwa Madwale Game Reserve just south of Kruger Park.

After setting up camp you enjoy a 3 hour evening game drive followed by local dancing and dinner. Look out for the shiny eyes of the nocturnal animals and keep your cameras ready. Breakfast, lunch, dinner.

Days 24 & 25: Kruger National Park, South Africa

On day 24, you start with a morning game walk before proceeding into the Kruger National Park. After setting up camp, you enjoy an afternoon game drive from the comfort of the overland truck. On the way keep your eyes open for amazing African wildlife.

The truck gives you a more elevated view of Kruger Park and the ability to spot big cats and other smaller game that can be hiding in the vegetation. You have the option to take part in a night game drives with a SANParks Game Ranger (subject to availability). Breakfast, lunch, dinner on both days.

Day 26: Panorama Route to Johannesburg, South Africa

This morning you have the option of going on a morning game walk with a SANParks ranger (subject to availability) before leaving Kruger National Park and travelling to Johannesburg. You can enjoy the scenic wonders of the spectacular Panorama Route in South Africa.

The Blyde River Canyon is the 3rd largest canyon in the world, with breathtaking views of formations such as God's Window and the Three Rondavels.

You can also see The Bourke's Luck Potholes, which have been gradually eroded by the Treur River. Your tour ends on arrival in Johannesburg and most groups spend this last night together at a local restaurant. Breakfast and lunch.

Included

  • Highlights, meals and accommodation as per itinerary
  • Camping equipment, entrance fees as per itinerary
  • All ground transportation, service of driver and guides

Not Included

  • Visas, travel insurance, flights, departure taxes
  • Sleeping bag, items of personal nature, optional activities

The day to day schedule for this trip is approximate only and may alter due to unforeseen difficulties (e.g. problems with roads, vehicles, borders, etc.).

Optional Activities

Optional Activities in Namibia

Quad biking, sandboarding, tandem skydiving, Dolphin cruise, etc.

Optional Activities in Botswana

Okavango Delta Scenic Flight

Activities Victoria Falls

White water rafting, bungee jumping, Elephant-back safaris, helicopter flight, etc.

Vehicle

Overland truck (no air-condition)

Participation

Clients to erect their tents and help with cooking, washing dishes and vehicle cleanliness.

Rates are subject to change.
Please contact one of our Siyabona Africa Consultants to enquire about the current rates and departure dates.

Price list for 26 day Cape to Kruger Adventure Tour, South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe

Advenure Tour
Note: a local payment of USD 580-00 per person to be made in cash, on day of departure.
Season (yyyy-mm-dd) Currency Price from
2008-07-01 to 2009-02-28 USD 740




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