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Southern Skies Overland Trip: 18 nights 19 days

Type of safari- Overland Safaris , Destination - South Africa

Tour Summary

From stunning scenery to the Big 5 - something for all ages!

Day 1 - Victoria Falls, Botswana
The spectacular Victoria Falls is one of the 'seven natural wonders' of the world. Explore it at your leisure. If you are an adventure lover this is the place for you! Take a sundowner cruise or enjoy hoards of other adventure activities. The camp is close to all the bars, restaurants and hot spots. Camping (Victoria Falls Rest Camp and Lodges)

Day 2 - Chobe National Park, Botswana
Departing Victoria Falls you head on the Victoria Falls to Cape Town Overland Tour for Botswana and the first border crossing. Your guides will help with all the formalities and once through the border a short drive to Kasane takes us to the camp situated right on the banks of the Chobe River. Chobe National Park is home to the largest herds of Elephant in Africa. In the afternoon you will be picked up by open safari vehicles and transferred to the departure point for our included guided river cruise with game viewing. Breakfast, lunch and dinner. Camping (Chobe Safari Lodge)

Day 3 - Maun, Botswana
Departing Chobe you travel through Botswana and past the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans which are one of the flattest places on earth and famous for its stunning Baobab trees. You will stop for lunch in this area. Today is a long days traveling on the Victoria Falls to Cape Town Overland Tour so be prepared. You arrive in the little town of Maun, which is the gateway to the Okavango Delta.

The camp is just outside of town. In the evening there will be a full briefing on what to expect and pack for the delta excursion. Please remember space in the makoros (local word for canoe - and your mode of transport in the delta) is at a premium and a small overnight bag with your sleeping bag and necessary clothes for 3 days is all that is needed. All camping and catering equipment and all foods will be provided. Breakfast, lunch. Dinner is to your own account. Camping (Sitatunga Crocodile Farm)

Days 4 & 5 - Okavango Delta, Botswana
An early morning pickup awaits us where you will be transferred to the 'makoro' poling station by vehicle. You will be assigned a makoro - each complete with poler / guide. After a two to three hour relaxing journey into the delta you will set up camp. The Delta is an incredible maze of inland waterways and lagoons. You'll be on safari 'makoro' style, poled gently along in canoes, hand hewn from logs, floating through this haven of wildlife and birds.

You will be taken on game walks by your poler guides to experience the full splendor of the region. Please note that there are no ablution facilities what so ever, and camps will be bush camps. Meals will be carefully planned for this duration. Breakfast, lunch, dinner. Camping - Wild campsite in the Okavango Delta.

Day 6 - Maun, Botswana
After breakfast you are gently poled back to the vehicle pick up point and transferred by vehicle back to the camp in Maun. Breakfast, lunch, dinner. Camping (Sitatunga Rest Camp) Details as above.

Day 7 - Gobabis, Namibia
You travel and cross the border into Namibia and proceed to Gobabis where we will overnight on a private game farm. The first night in Namibia and a fitting place to hear fireside tales of your Victoria Falls to Cape Town Overland journey so far and have your guides describe the days ahead. Breakfast, lunch, dinner. Camping (Zelda's Game and Guest Farm)

Day 8
Waterberg Plateau National Park, NamibiaYou leave Gobabis and travel on the Victoria Falls to Cape Town Overland Tour via Windhoek, for the Waterberg Plateau National Park. Historically significant because it was the site of the war between the Germans and the Hereros, the area has now become a haven for many endangered species. It is renowned for its incredible rock formations and walks.

Your time in the Waterberg is your own and you are free to walk in the park at your leisure. Excellent well marked hiking trails make for easy self guided walks. Optional game drives and guided walks are available. Breakfast, lunch, dinner. Camping (Bernard De La Bat - Waterberg Plateau)

Days 9 &10 - Etosha National Park, Namibia

Etosha National Park is Namibia's premier game park. Dominated by shimmering white saltpans you have a chance to see Elephant and Black Rhino, Lion and Leopard. All camps have floodlit water holes, which are excellent for after dinner game viewing, as well as swimming pools for cooling off during the heat of the day. You will enjoy 3 game drives whilst at Etosha.

Days 11 &12 - Swakopmund, Namibia
Leaving Etosha you journey to Swakopmund, a delightful Bavarian-style town, situated snugly between sea and desert. Great beaches, deep-sea fishing, quad biking, dune boarding plus an array of shops, bars and restaurants await you.

In Swakopmund you are free to explore at your leisure or partake in the many optional activities. This is also a chance to catch up on laundry, banks and communications. All meals except breakfast are to your own account in Swakopmund. Hotel Accommodation (Hotel Grunen Kranz)

Days 13 & 14 - The Namib Naukluft National Park, Namibia
You continue on the Victoria Falls to Cape Town Overland Tour to The Namib Naukluft National Park and the giant sand dunes of Sossusvlei. This is one of the world's oldest deserts, offering over 130 million years of natural wonder, and the highest sand dunes in the world! Climb the dunes for an unforgettable sunrise. Adventure activities abound, including guided walks, hot air ballooning and light aircraft flights.

On day 14 of the Victoria Falls to Cape Town Overland Tour you leave very early in the morning into the park - departure time at around 5.00am. Head for Dune 45 and clime the dune in time to catch the sunrise over the dunes, after which you proceed on to Sossusvlei and the 2x4 parking area. From here it is an approximate 5km (3.1 miles) walk to the vlei where you are free to explore.

Stunning photographic opportunities are available in the dunes. We depart Sossusvlei and arrive back at camp at around 10am and prepare a scrumptious brunch. In the late afternoon you are free to take a walk to the nearby Sesriem canyon - and return to camp for the evening meal. There is a small swimming pool in the camp if you wish to relax and soak in the sun. Breakfast, lunch, dinner. Camping (Sesriem)

Day 15 - The Fish River Canyon, Namibia
You head for the awesome Fish River Canyon. The camp is at Hobas camp, which is managed by National Parks of Namibia. There is a small shop stocking basics only and a swimming pool for relaxation. There will be ample time to take in a beautiful sunset over the canyon, or partake in an optional walk. Breakfast, lunch, dinner. Camping (Hobas)

Days 16: Gariep (formerly Orange) River, Namibia
You border cross into South Africa and head for the camp on the riverbank. You will have a full free day to partake in an optional canoe safari, or take a sunset cruise. The camp is on the South African side of the river. Breakfast, lunch, dinner. Camping (Fiddlers Creek)

Day 17: Lamberts Bay
You depart for Lamberts Bay. Breakfast and lunch. Camping (Lamberts Bay Caravan Park or similar).

Day 18 - Cape Town, South Africa
Sample the sights and sounds of this magical city at the southern end of the African continent. Accommodation is provided in a central city location at a local travelers' Lodge. A host of optional activities are available including, trips to Robben Island, Peninsula tours, wine tasting, and much more. Please ask for assistance in booking these excursions. All meals in Cape Town will be to the client's expense. Breakfast, lunch. Lodge Accommodation (Africa Travel Centre. Simple budget style room only).

Day 19
Tour Ends Breakfast. End of services. Airport transfers and additional accommodation can be booked.

Safari - Southern Skies Overland Trip: 18 nights 19 days - GSAOS - 05
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No. Of Tour Days 19 Days

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