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Dunes, Deltas & Falls Discoverer

Tracking the 'Big 5', marvelling at Fish River Canyon, giant sand dunes, and the Kalahari Desert. getting soaked at Victoria falls, cruising the Chobe River, experiencing game walks, bush camping and dug-out canoe rides.
Activity: Walking
Location: Livingstone, Botswana
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 delve into the regions diversity. Explore the Okavango Delta by dugout 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 while you recharge in hotels, bushmen huts, camps and farm stays for a once-in-a-lifetime experience you'll forever treasure.

What's Included

Welcome dinner (BBQ) and drumming session in Livingstone, Okavango Delta 2 day/1 night excursion with dug-out canoe trips and game walks, sunset boat cruise in Maun, guided bird watching walk in Maun, Etosha National Park entrance fees with game drives (own vehicle), Sossusvlei Dunes entrance and transfer, Fish River Canyon entrance and visit, guided village walk in Gweta.
15 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 6 Dinners. (Allow USD455-500 for meals not included.)
Hotel (7 nts), lodge/chalet (5 nts), guesthouse (1 nt), guest farm (2 nts), camping (2 nts), basic camping (1 nt), safari tents (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 Livingstone (D)
Arrive in time for your welcome dinner (BBQ) and drumming session.
Day 2 Chobe Area (B)
Ferry crossing to Botswana. Option to embark on a sunset boat cruise on the Chobe River or on an open safari vehicle game drive.
Days 3-4 Nata/Gweta (2B,2D)
Option to embark on an early-morning game drive in Chobe National Park. Guided village visit. Choose among optional activities such as quadbiking, scenic flights, donkey cart village visit or embark on a salt pan trip in dry season.
Days 5-6 Okavango Delta/Maun (2B,1L,1D)
Enjoy game walks, traditional mokoro excursions, birding. Learn the ways of the bush from your local polers. Enjoy a guided bird watching walk and embark on a sunset boat cruise. Option to take a scenic flight over the Delta.
Days 7-8 Kalahari (Ghanzi)/Windhoek (2B)
Visit the Kalahari desert, meet the local San Bushmen. Optional walk to learn survival skills from the locals. Option to explore Windhoek.
Days 9-10 Etosha National Park (1B)
Game drive in own vehicle. Option to embark on an open safari vehicle game drive.
Day 11 Otjiwarongo Area
Enjoy a morning game drive in own vehicle. Optional visit to a crocodile farm in Otjiwarongo.
Days 12-13 Swakopmund (1B)
Enjoy the beautiful drive through the desert. Explore the historical town of Swakopmund. Choose among sand-boarding, dolphin cruise, sky diving, quadbiking, Living Desert Tour or much more as optional activities.
Days 14-16 Namib Desert/Seeheim Area (2B,2D)
Visit Sesriem Canyon, climb up breathtaking Dune 45. Optional "Wild Cat walk" or guided hike.
Day 17 Fish River Canyon/Gariep River (B)
Enjoy the beauty of the Fish River Canyon. Optional canoe ride at scenic Gariep River.
Days 18-19 Lambert's Bay/Cape Town (2B)
Optional dinner on the beach of Lambert's Bay. Arrive in vibrant Cape Town after a long day's drive. Explore one of many restaurants at the V&A Waterfront.
Day 20 Cape Town (B)
Depart at any time.

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