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Dunes, Deltas & Falls Discoverer

Wandering Cape Town, marvelling at Fish River Canyon, giant sand dunes and Victoria Falls, tracking the Big Five, taking game walks and dug-out canoe rides.
Activity: Walking
Location: Cape Town, SouthAfrica
Duration: 20 days
Price: From £2899 Meals included Accommodation included
Trip details
This twenty-day journey through four African countries hits the highlights and is perfect for the adventurer who wants to discover the regions diversity. Explore the Okavango Delta by dug-out mokoro canoe and marvel at the highest sand dunes in the world in the Namib Desert. Meet the San Bushmen of the Kalahari and feel the mist of thundering Victoria Falls. Your knowledgeable CEO will take care of the hassles and planning while you recharge in hotels, bushmen huts, camps and farm stays for a once-in-a-lifetime cultural experience you'll forever treasure.

What's Included

Fish River Canyon entrance, Sossusvlei Dunes entrance and transfers, Etosha National Park entrance with game drives (own vehicle), Okavango Delta 2 day/1 night excursion with entrance, game walks and dugout canoe trips, sunset boat cruise in Maun, guided bird watching walk in Maun, village visit with local guide in Gweta, Drumming session and braai (BBQ) in Livingstone.
15 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 6 Dinners. (Allow USD425-500 for meals not included.)
Hotel (7 nts), Guesthouse (1 nt), Guest farm (2 nts), Camping (2 nts), Lodge/Chalet (4 nts), Basic camping (1 nt), Safari tent (1 nt), Bushmen Hut (1 nt).
Air-conditioned touring vehicle, Walking, Mokoros.
Chief Experience Officer (CEO) and Driver throughout, Local guides.
Small group experience; Max 18, Avg 14

Day 1 Cape Town
Arrive at any time.
Day 2-4 Lambert's Bay (Gariep River) / Fish River Canyon (Seeheim Area) (3B)
Relax, swim or take a ride in a canoe at the Gariep River. Enjoy the beauty of the Fish River Canyon.
Day 5-6 Namib Desert (2B,2D)
Option to climb up breathtaking Dune 45. Visit to Sossusvlei Dunes and Sesriem Canyon.
Day 7-8 Swakopmund (B)
Explore the historical town of Swakopmund. Choose among sand boarding, a dolphin cruise, sky diving, quad biking, a Living Desert tour or much more as optional activities.
Day 9-11 Otjiwarongo / Etosha National Park (B)
Spend the evening in this stunning region after a beautiful drive through the desert. Game drive in own touring vehicle. Option to go on an open safari vehicle game drive.
Day 12-13 Windhoek / Kalahari (Ghanzi) (B)
Option to explore Windhoek. Visit the Kalahari desert. Learn fascinating survival skills by the local San Bushmen on an optional walk. Enjoy an optional traditional bushmen dancing in the evening.
Day 14-15 Maun/Okavango Delta (2B,L,D)
Preparation for our 1 night/2 day journey into the "Delta". Enjoy game walks, traditional mokoro excursions, birding and a sunset boat cruise in Maun. Learn the ways of the bush from your local polers. Option to take a scenic flight over the Delta.
Day 16-17 Gweta/Nata Area (2B,2D)
Guided village visit in Gweta. Choose from optional activities such as scenic flights, donkey cart village visit or embark on a salt pan trip in dry season.
Day 18 Chobe Area (B)
Option to embark on a sunset boat cruise on the Chobe River or on an open safari vehicle game drive.
Day 19 Livingstone, Zambia (B,D)
Ferry crossing into Zambia. Option to visit Victoria Falls, enjoy white-water rafting, canoeing, elephant-back safari, fly over the falls, and much more! Farewell braai (BBQ) and drumming session.
Day 20 Livingstone (B)
Depart at any time.

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