This trip begins in Nairobi, Kenya and travels south through Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Namibia before ending in Cape Town, South Africa.

This trip departs from Nairobi early on Sunday morning.  Should you wish to explore Nairobi,  your travel agent can assist you, in booking your activities as well as accommodation. However, costs due to earlier arrival, will be for your own account.

 Trip code: NC42
Accommodation style: Camping
Length of trip: 42 Days
Starts in: Nairobi, Kenya
Finishes in: Cape Town, South Africa
Pre-departure Meeting: Held at the Departure Point at 17h00, the day before your departure.
Departure point: Wildebeest Eco Camp, 151 Mokoyeti Road West, Langata
Check-In Time: 08h45
Departure Time: 09h30
Breakfasts included: 34
Lunches included: 28
Dinners included: 28
Brunches included: 1
Countries visited: South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zamibia, Malawi, Tanzania, Kenya
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  • This itinerary should be used as a guide only and may vary from day to day depending on road & weather conditions, political situations and group decisions.
  • All prices & Local Payments are subject to change.
  • Due to Tourism Laws in some of the countries we visit, there may be a truck and crew change during the trip.
  • Your arrival transfer and pre-trip accommodation in a dorm bed is included in your trip price. Should you choose not to make use of these, or in the event that we were not updated with your arrival details, no refund will be paid for services not used.
  • Please ensure you’ve received a copy of our pre departure information document with information on what to expect on this overland safari.

This trip offers culture, wildlife and some of the most spectacular scenery to be found in Africa. We travel from the bustling capital of Nairobi to the mother city of Cape Town. In between we search for the “big five” in world renowned game parks, relax on white-sand beaches, snorkel the magnificent reefs on Zanzibar, and enjoy the tranquil setting along Lake Malawi. Southern Africa doesn’t disappoint with the majestic Victoria Falls, the highest sand dunes in the world in Namibia and impressive Table Mountain.


Meserani Snake Park & Masai Cultural Museum, Dar es Salaam, Zanzibar Ferry, Lake Malawi, South Luangwa National Park, Entrance to Victoria Falls, Chobe Overnight Excursion, Chobe National Park, Okavango Delta Excursion, Etosha National Park, Spitzkoppe, Swakopmund, Transfer to Sossusvlei, Namib Nauklift National Park, Fish River Canyon, Canoeing on the Orange River, wine tasting & Township Tour.

Upon entering this beautiful east African country, you may be greeted with the words of “jambo” (hello) or “hakuna matata” (no problem) by the friendly locals. With a population of nearly 42 million and land area of more than 580 000 sq km Kenya is home to an abundance of animals and colourful tribes people, making it the perfect getaway for a once in a lifetime safari.

Tanzania’s natural environment and geographical features have made it one of the best tourist destinations in Africa. Being the biggest country in east Africa, Tanzania has heaps to offer her visitors, including 13 game reserves and national parks. Tanzania also forms part of the world’s largest animal’s movements, the great migration. Inland are the vast Serengeti National Park and the animal-packed Ngorongoro Conservation area, and thousands of people every year fulfil their lifetime achievement of climbing to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro, which is the highest mountain in Africa. On the coast, Zanzibar is exotic, intriguing and steeped in the unique Swahili culture.


DAY 1: Nairobi to Arusha (Tanzania) (Lunch / Dinner)
This morning we leave the hustle and bustle of Nairobi, travelling south and crossing the border into Tanzania at Namanga. Tonight we stay in a lovely campsite in Meserani on the outskirts of Arusha, before heading out on our Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater excursion tomorrow.

DAY 2: Arusha to Karatu (Optional) (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)
This morning we visit the Meserani Reptile Park and Masai Cultural Museum. A few minutes’ walk from the campsite is a gallery selling the bright and iconic Tinga Tinga paintings. Alternatively the town of Arusha is nearby to explore. After enjoying lunch at our camp against the backdrop of Mount Meru we meet our Tanzanian guides and transfer into locally operated 4WD vehicles. These vehicles have been adapted for safari use and allow excellent viewing and photographic opportunities through the opening roof hatches.

Optional Activity: Serengeti & Ngorongoro Excursion. Please speak to your crew for more information.

Leaving our camp we travel via the Masai town of Mtu Wa Mbu (Mosquito River) that lies adjacent to the Lake Manyara National Park and then up the Rift Valley Escarpment to the higher lying village of Karatu. Karatu offers magnificent views over the surrounding hills and has many well established wheat farms that add to the picturesque panoramas. Tonight we spend the evening at a very pleasant campsite in Karatu (campsite has ablution facilities).

DAY 3: Karatu to Ngorongoro Crater and Serengeti National Park (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)
This morning we depart early for the Ngorongoro Conservation area and head into the wildlife rich Ngorongoro Crater. The Ngorongoro Crater is the largest unbroken, unflooded caldera in the world. Comprising of open savannahs, acacia forests and both soda and fresh water lakes, the Ngorongoro Crater is truly a miniature ‘Garden of Eden’. This World Heritage Site boasts some of the best game viewing in Africa – including the elusive Black Rhino.

After our game drive in the Crater, we head down the Crater rim and past the ‘Cradle of Mankind’ on our way to the Serengeti National Park. We cross the vast plains as we game drive through the southern and central areas in the park. Tonight we camp (no ablution facilities) in the bushveld surrounded by the sounds of the African wilderness. Without any fences surrounding our campsite we are truly in the midst of nature!

If you choose not to do the optional Serengeti/Ngorongoro Crater you will remain at the campsite. Please contact us for more information.

DAY 4: Serengeti National Park to Arusha (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)
In the morning, we head off for another game drive and explore the landscape in search of the resident game. With some luck, we may see some of Africa’s ‘Big 5’! Following our morning drive, we retrace our journey back across the plains and along the lush Crater rim to our truck at Arusha, where we spend the evening musing over our thrilling wildlife experience.

DAY 5: Arusha to Pangani* (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)
We head to Arusha this morning to stock up on supplies before continuing on towards Dar es Salaam.  On the way we drive through the town of Moshi situated at the magnificent Mount Kilimanjaro – Africa’s highest mountain.  Moshi is the base for Mount Kilimanjaro climbing expeditions, and weather permitting; we may even catch a glimpse of this magical mountain’s snowy summit – a photo opportunity not to be missed!  We pass through vast sisal plantations surrounded by The Usambara and

Pare Mountain ranges, before reaching our lovely campsite nestled between these mountains, midway between Arusha and Dar es Salaam.

* Some trips may choose to forego this night at their own cost.

DAY 6: Pangani to Dar es Salaam (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)
Today we continue on to Dar es Salaam.  Travelling through lush scenery and palm trees, we near the warm Indian Ocean.  Today’s drive time is extended due to the heavier amount of traffic heading in to the city, but the sights and sounds of Dar’s vibrant outer suburbs are sure to keep you entertained. Look out for the colourful shop-fronts with their sometimes humorous ‘catch phrases’. On arrival in Dar es Salaam we make our way to our lovely seaside campsite and prepare for our departure to Zanzibar the next morning.

DAY 7: Dar es Salaam to Zanzibar (Optional) (Breakfast)
A ferry from Dar es Salaam takes us to the “Spice Island,” where we have the option to spend the next 3 nights.  Zanzibar is steeped in history and was one of the major starting points for most East African explorers in their quest for new lands.  New passengers may join us to replace those that’ll leave us at the end of our excursion to Zanzibar.

Included Activity: Zanzibar Ferry

Optional Activity: Zanzibar Excursion

PLEASE NOTE:  Accommodation and Meals are for your own account whilst on Zanzibar, as it is our experience that passengers prefer to explore the island on their own, and in accordance with their own budget.  The Trip Leader joins you and can arrange your accommodation, while meals can be enjoyed from a wide selection of restaurants. There are also a wide variety of optional excursions on offer – please see the price guide on the end of this document for more details.

For those not opting to visit the island of Zanzibar, the next 3 days are spent at leisure at the beach campsite in Dar es Salaam.  There are various optional excursions available from the camp including diving, snorkelling and fishing trips. The driver and cook remain behind in Dar es Salaam during the excursion.

PLEASE NOTE: New legislation prohibits the taking of photographs during the Zanzibar ferry ride. Spot fines can be issued, if legislation is not obeyed.

DAYS 8 & 9: Zanzibar
History aside, Zanzibar offers a wealth of experiences for the visitor.  Today the quiet streets of the old Stone Town still retain their Arabic influence, from the Medina-like shops to the palaces of the Sultans, who founded their vast empires on the spoils of the slave and ivory trade.  The island is famous for its spices and an excursion around a spice plantation is always a fascinating experience.  Other options include a trip to the beautiful beaches and giant tortoises of Prison Island, a full day scuba dive in Nungwe or a fishing trip in a traditional dhow.  Mopeds are available for hire if you’d like to explore the more remote areas of the island.  Zanzibar is a seafood lover’s paradise.  Numerous restaurants offer a great variety of the freshest catch from the ocean – crayfish being a popular speciality.  Alternatively, mingle with the locals for dinner at the Forodhani Gardens seafront market, where delicious, inexpensive seafood is on offer.

DAY 10: Zanzibar to Dar es Salaam (No Meals)
Leaving Zanzibar in the afternoon, we return to the mainland and another night in Dar es Salaam. Arrival back to camp is usually in the late afternoon, or early evening.  In Dar we exchange addresses and part ways, having just experienced a trip of a lifetime!

DAY 11: Dar es Salaam to Iringa (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)

This morning we leave Dar es Salaam and head south.  We pass through the Mikumi National Park where it is possible to view a range of wildlife from the roadside, totally impervious to the passing traffic.  We travel towards Iringa where we spend the night in a beautiful rustic campsite famous for its Amarula Hot Chocolates and its steamy showers!

A variety of attractions can be found in this exquisite country such as, forest, mountains and many a rural village, but there is one major attraction – Lake Malawi. There are many small rustic resorts along this fresh water lake where you can kick back on the sand, and enjoy the perfect sunset over this lake. Malawi will offer you the perfect sub tropical climate, allowing you ample time to soak up the sun and work on that tan. Lilongwe is the largest city in Malawi, as well as the capital city. Malawi plays host to just over 12 million people, with English and Chichewa being the main languages.

Lake Malawi
Most your time in Malawi will be spent enjoying the white beaches and warm waters of Lake Malawi. Lake Malawi is also known as “the lake of stars”, offering an abundance of water activities. With the staggering amount of 500 species of fish, this lake makes for an excellent spot for fresh water diving after meeting and greeting all the welcoming locals.

DAYS 12 – 14: Iringa to Lake Malawi (Malawi) (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)
Winding our way through the beauty of the Tukuyu tea and banana plantations, we head towards Malawi entering the ‘Warm Heart of Africa’ through the border post at Songwe.

Malawi is a landlocked country with 20% of its total area made up of beautiful Lake Malawi.  We travel the length of the western side of the lake, stopping off at various bays and inlets over the next 3 days.

Optional activities vary; however we do recommend that you do the village tour.

Please note that you can bring along with you pens, notepads, pencils and dry starch foods for the village tour. For more information please speak to your crew.

Spend the days learning the game of bao from the locals, scour the markets for a bargain or simply relax on the pristine beaches.  Malawi’s temperate climate allows for swimming in the clear blue fresh-water lake all year round.  Explore the beautiful shore where you’ll happen upon the local fishermen sorting their catch.  Traditional fishing techniques are still practiced and to appreciate their boating skills, try to paddle a dugout canoe yourself!  At night you’ll see the ‘fairy’ lights of the fishermen out on the lake. The various beachside campsites along Lake Malawi’s shores offer many optional Excursions including a variety of water sports, horseback rides and a visit to the local village and school (see pricing guide at the end of this document).

DAY 15: Lake Malawi to Chipata (Zambia) (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)
Today we leave Malawi and cross over into Zambia.

DAY 16: Chipata to Luangwa National Park (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)
This breath taking park is situated on the Luangwa River in the Eastern part of Zambia, and it is the southernmost of three national parks in this region. South Luangwa was founded in 1938 as a game reserve, 1972 was the year it was declared as a national park, and today it covers over 9000 kilometres squared. Animals such as Giraffe, buffalo and Elephants can be found in abundance. The Luangwa river is home to many a hippo and croc.

Included Activity: Game drives through South Luangwa National Park

DAY 17: Luangwa National Park to Eastern Zambia (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)

Today we depart this amazing National Park and make our way down south. As we drive, we pass through a few of the villages and towns of Zambia along the way. Prosperous during the copper boom in the 60’s, Zambia was able to build infrastructure at the main mining and farming communities. After the fall of the copper industry, the country was left virtually bankrupt and existing infrastructure was left to fall to ruin. Due to foreign investment and a rise in the mining industry, Zambia is today once again starting to prosper.

DAY 18: Eastern Zambia to Livingstone (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)
Heading further south, we journey through the southern Zambian towns mostly supporting local agriculture and farming on our way to Livingstone. The Victoria Falls or Mosi-oa-Tunya (the Smoke that Thunders) is one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World and it’s not difficult to see why.  At 1700 m wide and around 100 m high, this is the world’s largest sheet of falling water and a memorable sight on any African Safari!  The Falls can be viewed from the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park, Zambia – a fantastic photo opportunity.  Tonight we have the option of enjoying an optional sunset dinner cruise on the mighty Zambezi.

Optional Activity: Zambezi Sunset boat cruise

The size of this successful country can be compared to countries such as Kenya or France, and fairly smaller than Texas. Botswana is a landlocked country with borders such as South Africa, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe which can all be crossed overland. For such a small country it boasts an array of spectacular game viewing opportunities such as, hundreds of elephants splashing in the Chobe River and the Okavango Delta and its maze of lagoons.

DAY 19: Livingstone to Chobe National Park (Botswana) (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)
We leave Zambia and cross the border into Botswana at the Kazangula Ferry. Once we’ve completed the border formalities, we continue to the town of Kasane, situated on the banks of the Chobe River. The Chobe River forms a border between Botswana and Namibia and Zambia and is the main water source to the Chobe National Park. We then continue on for our Chobe National Park Overnight Mobile excursion – an overnight experience in the wilds of the Chobe National park. Chobe is one of Botswana’s premier game parks, renowned for its large elephant herds.  Spend the afternoon in search of wildlife while we game drive to our camp within the park where we spend the evening surrounded by the night-time noises of the local wildlife. Look out for the rare Sable and Roan Antelope on your game drive, with their majestic backward slanting horns, or try keep a count of the Lilac Breasted Roller’s that swoop by! After our night in the bush, we head out early to continue our search for wildlife, before packing up the camp and heading back to Kasane.

Included Activity: Chobe National Park Overnight Mobile excursion

DAY 20: Chobe National Park to Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe) (Brunch)
Once returning to camp, we get back on our truck and continue to the border of Zimbabwe. Once we’ve completed border formalities, we have a short drive to the nearby Victoria Falls. Named after the famous World Heritage site and Water Falls, the town of Victoria Falls is situated on the Zambezi River and surrounded by the Victoria Falls National Park. Our campsite is conveniently situated in the centre of town, and within walking distance of the adventure booking agents, restaurants and shops.

A 20 minute walk down the main road takes you to the entry point to view the falls, which are situated between Zimbabwe and Zambia. Victoria Falls, or Mosi-oa-Tunya (the Smoke that Thunders), was named by David Livingstone on his explorations, and is one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. At 1700 m wide and around 100 m high, this is the world’s largest sheet of falling water and a memorable sight on any African Safari! After our adventure activities briefing (see price guide at the end of this document for options), the afternoon is spent relaxing at the campsite’s swimming pool, viewing the Victoria Falls, or exploring the many sights and delights of this town!

Included: Entrance to Victoria Falls

DAYS 21 – 22: Victoria Falls (Breakfast)
The next 2 days are spent relaxing or participating in a myriad of Optional Excursions.  Some of our fellow passengers will leave us in Vic Falls, to be replaced by new passengers joining us for the next leg of our trek.

Optional Activities: Elephant back safaris, horseback safaris, walking with lions, a visit to the crocodile ranch, boat cruises and golf at The Elephant Hills Resort.  Adrenalin junkies can bungee from the Victoria Falls Bridge connecting Zimbabwe and Zambia or abseil down the Batoka Gorge – neither activity is for the faint hearted!  All year round, flights in fixed wing, micro light and ultra light aircraft or helicopters provide an aerial perspective over this magnificent World Heritage Site.  White water rafting on the Zambezi is world class.  Beside the excitement of the Grade 5 rapids, there are the “floats,” where there is time to admire the scenic cliffs and the occasional wildlife on the riverbanks.

DAY 23: Victoria Falls to Chobe National Park (Botswana) (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)
After breakfast we cross the border into Botswana and head to Kasane where we have a chance to explore the town of Kasane. After lunch, once we are packed and prepared, we leave for our Chobe National Park Overnight Mobile excursion – an overnight experience in the wilds of the Chobe National park. Chobe is one of Botswana’s premier game parks, renowned for its large elephant herds.  Spend the afternoon in search of wildlife while we game drive to our camp within the park where we spend the evening surrounded by the night-time noises of the local wildlife. Look out for the rare Sable and Roan Antelope on your game drive, with their majestic backward slanting horns, or try keep a count of the Lilac Breasted Roller’s that swoop by! After our night in the bush, we head out early to continue our search for wildlife, before packing up the camp and heading back to Kasane.

Included Activity: Chobe National Park Overnight Mobile excursion

DAY 24: Chobe National Park (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)
Once returning to camp, we have a bit of free time to relax at leisure.

DAY 25: Chobe National Park to Maun (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)
Heading out early, we cross the western end of the Chobe National Park area along the main route in a south-westerly direction to the southern reaches of the Okavango Delta and our destination, Maun.  On our route, we have routine stops to at Botswana’s ‘meat’ borders – check points that were set up to protect its thriving beef export industry from the spread of disease. Maun is the starting point for travel into the Delta and it is from here that we set off to explore the Okavango Delta. Tonight we prepare our provisions and packs for our 2 night excursion. We suggest bringing along a smaller daypack on your trip which can be used to pack the supplies needed for this short excursion. Your trip leader will brief you fully on what is needed, and what to expect prior to your trip into the Delta.

DAY 26: Maun to Okavango Delta (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)
The Delta is a huge expanse of water, which has travelled from the Angolan highlands, spreading out to form the largest inland delta in the world.  Studded with exotic islands, The Delta is renowned for its incredible variety of bird life and animals and is unique to Southern Africa.

Included Activity: 3 Day / 2 Night Drive in Mokoro Excursion
Here we have the opportunity to take the included 3 Day / 2 Night Drive in Mokoro Excursion into the Delta.  After an early rise, we pack our expedition vehicle and from Maun we drive north for a couple of hours to reach the mokoro poler’s station.  The Delta region is studded with many local villages where many families live in a traditional way. Some of the villages are very remote and can only be reached by the traditional mode of transport – the Mokoro. Mokoros are dugout canoes manoeuvred through the waterways by local guides who “pole” them through the reeds. At the Mokoro station, we meet our ‘polers’ and pack our supplies before heading out into the waterways.

After a couple of hours along the waterways, our guides find us a place to camp, and later in the afternoon we set off on an afternoon game walk, allowing us to experience The Delta wilderness. The camp is situated in an open wilderness area with no ablution facilities.

DAY 27: Okavango Delta (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)
A day of rest, relaxation and Delta experiences await.  Today we have the opportunity to partake in a number of activities including swimming, game walks, mokoro cruises and even a chance to try our hands at poling our own mokoro! There is also ample time to relax and rest during the hotter hours of the day, so challenge your new friends to a game of cards, or chat with your guides about their culture and lifestyle, or simply lie back and enjoy the sounds of the surrounding wilderness…

DAY 28: Okavango Delta to Maun (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)
This morning affords us a final opportunity for a game walk before packing up and setting off back to Maun.  After our Mokoro ride and vehicle transfer, we arrive back in the afternoon and have the chance to complete our picture of the Okavango Delta by taking an optional scenic flight over The Delta (dependent on weather conditions & availability).

This sandy yet spectacular country gained its independence from South Africa in the year of 1990 and its largest city, also the capital city is Windhoek. This is a country of compelling beauty and wide horizons dominated by the brooding and desolate Namib Desert, which has the highest sand dunes in the world.

DAY 29: Maun to Divundu (Namibia) (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)
Following the Kavango River, we enter Northern Namibia. Heading to our spectacular campsite located on the banks of the Kavango River – Watch the sun go down from the deck of the river, but keep watch for the occasional hippo grazing on the lawn!

DAY 30: Divundu to Etosha National Park (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)
From Divundu, we head to the Etosha National Park.  Covering 22 270 km2, Etosha is Namibia’s premier nature and wildlife reserve.  Situated around the Etosha Pan with a large variety of animal and bird life, the extensive network of gravel roads affords us the opportunity of accessing even the most remote areas of the park. After lunch, and once it has cooled off a bit, we spend the remainder of the day exploring the park’s northern area. Keep an eye out for the striking Oryx and Springbok as these are endemic to desert National Parks! After dinner why not head to the waterhole where you can sit and observe the animals may come to drink in the evenings.

Optional Activity: Night game drives with Etosha National Park

DAY 31: Etosha National Park (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)
Today we make our way across the park, keeping a look out for the many different mammals, reptiles, birds and insects in the various regions. As the vegetation types change, so does the animal and bird life that relies on it, and so different sections of the Park offer a variety of different game options. After a full day of game viewing, we exit the park through Anderson gate and head to our camp just 10kms away; perhaps the chance for a quick dip in the pool before dinner, followed by a relaxing evening in this very interesting bar.

Included Activity: Game drives through Etosha National Park in the overland vehicle

DAY 32: Etosha National Park area (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)
Today’s drive takes us further south through the Namibian countryside to our destination for the evening, located in the vicinity of Etosha National Park.

Optional activity: Game drive

DAY 33: Etosha National Park area to Brandberg (UIS) (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)
Today we head down south to the area of the Brandberg. All depending on the time of arrival we will have the opportunity to explore the area.

DAY 34: Brandberg (UIS) to Swakopmund (Breakfast)
Today we head for Swakopmund, via Spitzkoppe.  Founded by the Germans in 1892, their colonial influence is still evident today.  Swakopmund has a selection of excellent coffee shops, restaurants & bars as well as many arts and crafts shops selling Namibian curios.  There are fine beaches to walk along as well as a great museum, aquarium and galleries to visit.  Alternatively, the lovely beach and promenade make for a great relaxing walk – though bathing in the ocean waters may be somewhat chilly!

Included Activity: Brief stop at Spitzkoppe

DAY 35: Swakopmund (Breakfast)
The next day can be spent relaxing or participating in a myriad of Optional Excursions.  Some of our fellow passengers may leave us in Swakop, to be replaced by new passengers joining us for the final leg of our trip.

Optional Activities: Skydiving, quad biking, sand boarding, scenic desert flights, dolphin cruises, fishing trips, golf, horse riding and more. An activity briefing will be held on arrival in Swakopmund (see price guide at the end of this document).

DAYS 36 – 37: Swakopmund to Sesriem (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)
Leaving Swakopmund, we head south to the industrial Walvis Bay before turning inland and toward the desert.  Continuing our journey, we enter the Namib-Naukluft Park in one of the oldest deserts in the world.  We base ourselves at Sesriem, a great place to experience the Namib and its many moods.  A short distance away is Sossusvlei, surrounded by a dramatic sea of sand dunes reputed to be the highest in the world.  Magnificent views of the desert can be seen from the top of the dunes, some over 300 m high.  We spend the afternoon exploring this amazing area.

Included Activity: Visit to Dune 45

Included Activity: Visit to Sossusvlei

DAY 38: Sesriem to Fish River Canyon (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)
Heading out early, we see the sunrise over this beautiful area and we leave the serenity of the dunes to head south to the Fish River Canyon.  At 161 km long, 27 km wide and about 550 m deep, it’s the second largest canyon in the world.  The outer canyon was formed by tectonic activity, while the erosion of the Fish River formed the inner canyon.  A road follows the eastern rim, giving us access to several viewing points from where we can take in the spectacular vistas.

Included Activity: Visit to Fish River Canyon

DAY 39: Fish River Canyon to Gariep River (South Africa) (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)
This morning we continue south, where, after a short drive, we reach the Gariep River – the natural land border between Namibia and South Africa.  We camp at a beautiful campsite on the South African bank of the river.  This afternoon we partake in a half-day canoe trip on the beautiful Gariep River, affording us the opportunity of some bird watching or just a scenic and relaxing paddle. Tonight there’s a chance for some fun at the awesome camp bar overlooking the river!

Included Activity: Canoeing on the Gariep River

DAY 40: Orange River to Cederberg (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)
An early morning start see us travel south through the Richtersveld and the mining town of Springbok, before reaching the region known as Namaqualand, well known for its prolific display of Namaqua wildflowers that occur each spring.  We spend tonight in a picturesque campsite surrounded by local wine farms and have the opportunity to sample some of the nectar of the gods or to explore the surrounding beautiful Cederberg Mountains. Tonight is our last night under the stars!

Included Activity: Wine tasting

DAY 41: Cederberg to Cape Town (Breakfast)
We leave the scenic Cederberg area and travel south towards Cape Town.  We travel through the rich fruit growing area of Citrusdal before crossing the Piekenierskloof Pass to the Cape’s wine growing regions.  Our first sighting of the Mother’s City Table Mountain across Table Bay means we’ve reached our final destination.  Tonight’s accommodation is in dormitories in one of Cape Town’s best loved hostels. . After we have checked in and got ourselves lunch, we will depart on a township tour in and around Cape Town. We will be dropped back at our hostel once we have finished the township tour.

Included Activity: Township tour

Cape Area
Starting in the mother city, Cape Town has much to offer, such as the flat topped Table Mountain, which is awesome for hiking and providing you with an aerial view of Cape Town. Then there is the pulse of the city – Long Street, which will provide you with all the food and entertainment needed on holiday. If that does not fulfil your holiday needs, the Cape area can provide you with a full day of education, sightseeing, breathe taking views and wine when partaking in a Winelands tour. A saying that will forever stick by us Capetonians – You don’t need a holiday, you need Cape Town.

DAY 42: Cape Town (No Meals)
This morning we exchange addresses and part ways, having just experienced a trip of a lifetime!

There are a wide range of activities available in Cape Town and the surrounding areas, including day trips, short tours and longer tours travelling up the picturesque coast of South Africa. We suggest you extend your stay by a few days to participate in some of the exciting activities available here.  Post tour accommodation can be booked directly at: or through your agent & the Africa Travel Co office.


Flights, Airport departure taxes departure transfer, visas, meals unless otherwise stated, travel insurance, laundry, personal items, sleeping bag, pillow & tips.

Meals on tour
Meals and menus vary as food is purchased en-route, and is subject to produce that is available seasonally in the areas we travel through. As we support the local communities along the way, fresh produce is mostly purchased direct from the producer or local grower and therefore has an organic appearance. Our safari cooks are able to offer a wide variety of menu’s with the ingredients available, even if the produce on offer is not of the same selection as what you may be used to back home.

The breakfast spread consists of bread (toast when time allows), spreads and cereals with a hot breakfast every few days. Lunches are mostly prepared en-route with a supply of ‘build your own’ sandwich ingredients available. Dinners are cooked in the evenings on arrival at the campsite. A wide array of dinner menus are on offer during your safari, consisting of curries, stews, pastas, BBQ’s and even roasts!

Transport on tour
Our overland vehicles are custom built converted Mercedes Benz or MAN trucks that have seating space for our passengers and a storage areas for luggage and all trip equipment. The trucks seat between 27-30 passengers on our camping trips. Most seats are forward facing, though some models have a combination of forward, backward and some inward facing seats with tables. Vehicles have sliding glass windows, and the seating area is raised providing a great advantage for game viewing and photography. Seats are cushioned and there is storage space for personal items like cameras, snacks and day packs in the seating area.

Participation on tour
All of the tours operated are participation trips meaning that all passengers are expected to help out around camp. The crew members running the trip will set up a rota system that will be followed. One day you may be on cleaning duty, the next day you may be on cooking duty and so forth. This is not only to make the trip easier for all involved but also for you as the passengers to get to know one another while on trip.


Below is a selection of Optional Excursions available on this trip. Where activities occur away from your base, there may be an additional transfer cost.

Masai Mara Balloon Safari (when available) 550 US$
Masai Village Visit 15 US$
Masai Warrior Dancing 10 US$
Naivasha Boat Hire (Max 7 Pax) 60 US$ per hour
Naivasha Horse Riding 25 US$ per hour
Serengeti / Ngorongoro Crater From   500 US$
Masai Village Visit                                              From 15 US$
Olduvai Gorge 10 US$
Transfer to Nungwi From 20US$
Zanzibar Accommodation From 40 US$ – 60 US$ per day
Spice Tour including lunch 40 US$
Prison Island Snorkeling Trip 30 US$
Diving, Snorkeling & Fishing From   30US$
Dhow Sunset Cruise 40 US$
Motorbike/ Car Hire                                           From 60 US$ – 80 US$

+local drivers license / insurance at 5 US$

Freshwater Diving at Kande Beach 45US$ (Additional dives 30 US$ each)
Horse Riding at Kande Beach 2Hr / 3Hr (Bush, Beach & Swim) 60 US$ / 90 US$
Village Walk & Meal at Kande Beach 15 US$
Village Walk at Chitimba Beach 3 US$
Traditional Healer Visit 2 US$
Livingstonia Mission Hike – 30km return 7 US$
Carving Lessons & Local Fishing. *Price to be negotiated on arrival
Please ensure that you pay for activities in Victoria Falls with US$ CASH
Trip T-Shirt 30 US$
White Water Rafting-Full Day 140 US$
River Boarding combo Raft & Board 180US$
Canoeing on the Zambezi-Half Day/ Full Day 140 US$
Half Day Adrenaline – George Swing,ZipLine & Flying Fox 165 US$
Bungee Jump (111m) 150 US$
Tandem Bungee Jump 180 US$
Micro Light over the Falls-15mins 170 US$
Helicopter Flight over the Falls 12 mins 155 US$
Helicopter Flight over the Falls 19 – 25 mins 265 US$
Zambezi Sunset river boat cruise From 50 US$
Scenic Flight Over Delta (300-350US$ per plane max 5 pax) 100 US$
Quad Biking – 1Hr/2 Hr  100US$
Sand Boarding – Lie Down/ Stand Up 55US$ / 70 US$
Township Tour 80 US$
Tandem Skydive (Weather Permitting)            350 US$
Horse Riding (2Hrs) 100 US$
Fishing 145 US$
Dolphin Cruise 80 US$
Kayaking 95 US$
Paragliding (Weather Permitting)               150 US$
Scenic Flight (various)     (Weather Permitting)  As per Operator
Hot Air Ballooning (Weather Permitting)             450 US$
Various activities in Cape Town Depends on choice of activity

PLEASE NOTE: That this is not a full list of available activities. There are many more to choose from. Prices are approximate and can change at any given time. Only to be used as a guideline.