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Days 1: Victoria Falls

The first day in Victoria Falls we spend exploring the falls themselves, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. The town of Vic Falls has an endless array of other activities to choose from as well. Such favorite activities as Walking with Lions, Elephant-Back Safaris, or the infamous Gorge-swing and Bungee-jump are the perfect way to begin a trip of a lifetime!

Days 2-3: Chobe National Park


On our second day we have a short drive to the border, and cross into Botswana. We head toward the town of Kasane to shop for the Chobe overnight excursion (done in the spirit of the old “vintage” safaris). We then head to  Thebe River Camp, our base for delving into the heart of Chobe National Park. Those who choose to do the overnight and the afternoon game drives, leave around 3 to head into the park. The following afternoon those who choose to do so embark on the fantastic  river cruise on the Chobe River. The river cruise allows all to glimpse the massive herds of elephants, rare Red Lechwe and Puku antelope, hippos, and buffaloes that make Chobe their home.

Day 4-7: The Okavango Delta

On day four we head into the depths of Botswana toward the world’s greatest inland delta, The Okavango Delta. We arrive in Maun, Gateway to the Delta, and Sitatunga Campsite in the afternoon and prepare for the next days’ adventure: traveling by mokoro (dugout canoe) into the heart of this magical place, spending two nights, three days in the true wilds of Africa. Based at a bush camp for the two nights, we venture into the Delta’s Big Five territory on foot by day. At night we share our day’s adventures around the campfire in the entertaining company of our Bostwanan guides.

When we return to Maun in the afternoon of the fourth day, those who want to take a flight over the Delta may opt to do so to see the Delta from another eye-popping perspective. For those not flying, right next to our campsite is a locally famous Crocodile farm harboring a croc over 17 feet long!

Day 8: Divundu 

Rising early, we drive to the border and cross into Namibia. After a short game drive through Mahango Game Reserve where we may glimpse ellusive Sable and Roan antelope, we learn about Namibia’s dynamic history. We then continue on to Divundu. We camp in a peaceful setting on the riverbanks of the Kavango where we can see both hippos and crocs patrolling the waters below us..

Day 9: Etosha National Park

oryxFrom Divundu we head west to Etosha National Park, Namibia’s most famous and cherished national park. Arriving in the PM, we enter the park for an entire afternoon of game driving within Etosha’s splendid landscapes. Our evening is spent at our campsite within the protected walls of Namutoni Fort, one of Etosha’s beautiful resorts. If clients are inspired to do more game-viewing during the night, one of Namutoni’s great attractions is it’s floodlight-lit waterhole where we may sit all night and watch the animals come to drink.

Day 11: Etosha National Park

Waking up early, we once again head into the depths of Etosha. We spend the day game driving across the great expanse of the park. We stop at the beautiful oasis Halali Resort halfway across the park. We have our lunch and relax by the pool, or sit by Halali’s waterhole to watch the animals come to drink. After our break, we go out to the edge of the vast, white expanse that is Etosha Pan. We then spend the rest of the afternoon seeking out the animals we have not yet found. We leave the park by sundown and head to our evening’s campsite, Toshari Lodge, just outside Etosha’s boundaries. At night we sit around the campfire and discuss our adventures in Etosha or head to the eclectic bar for an array of activities including live local music.

Day 12: Spitzkoppe

After spending the morning enjoying the last of civilization’s comforts, we drive a few hours to our first bushcamp, Spitzkoppe. Among the huge granite inselbergs we hike and learn about this beautiful place, a sacred location for the San people.

At sunset we climb a koppe and watch the sun sink into the desert horizon. When Spitzkoppe’s uproarious night activities end, those desiring to do so, may sleep on the top of the inselbergs under the star-filled Namibian sky.

Day 13-14: Swakopmund

After a short drive, we arrive in the sea-side town of Swakopmund. We check into Gruner Kranz Swakop Lodge (or similar) and either jump immediately into activities, or walk the streets of this picturesque, “German” town. In the evening we sample the culinary delights of the town’s innumerable restaurants and plan the weekend’s adventures such as sand-boarding, sky-diving over the dunes, dolphin and seal cruise, horse-riding through the desert, or quad-biking the massive dunes.

Day 15 – 16: Sesriem and Sossusvlei


We wave goodbye to Swakopmund early in the morning and drive into the depths of the Namib-Naukluft Desert. After a mid-morning stop for the delicious baked goods at the locally famous bakery in Solitaire, we head straight to our beautiful campsite, Sesriem, on the edge of the sea of red dunes known as Sossussvlei, which has some of the tallest dunes in the world. We set up camp and then drive into the depths of the park. We then hike to the world-famous, photographic wonder of Dead Vlei (made famous in the movie “The Cell”) where 600-900 year old trees stick out from its completely flat, limedusted ground. After our hike, we whiz back to Dune 45. We climb the 120 meters to its top to watch the sunset over this magical landscape. For those with a competitive and adventurous spirit, you can try your luck at winning the Africa-renowned Super Dune 45 Super Race: 120 meters down at a 34 degree angle. When our new winner is crowned, we drive back to Sesriem for a night under the star-filled sky.

Day 17: Fish River Canyon

 We leave Sossussvlei and the beauty of the Namib-Naukluft behind us and head for another place of startling beauty, Fish River Canyon, the 2nd largest canyon in the world. We do a one to two hour sunset hike along the canyon rim. Later that night at the beautiful campsite Canon Roadhouse, we do a night walk under a blanket of stars to find the nocturnal denizens of the Namibian desert.

Day 18: Orange River

Today we cross the border into South Africa, a country of endless diversity and dramatic history. We travel the short distance from the border to the Orange River’s popular Bushwhacked campsite. For those who love to canoe, this is a perfect chance to paddle down one of South Africa’s longest river systems and experience its wildlife and beautiful desert topography.

day1-wine-tastingDay 19: Cederberg

We head south to the town of Springbok where we stop for a shopping visit. We then continue on to the Cederbergs where we spend the night at a wine-tasting venue. It is our last night to spend together camped beneath the stars!

Day 2o: Cape Town

We awaken for an early breakfast and pack the truck for the last time. As we cruise down the last leg of the highway, we learn about Cape town and it’s incredible sights to be seen. We arrive at Ashanti Lodge in the late morning and disembark, but not without planning our last supper together in Africa where we can say goodbye to our new adventure family.

Day 21: Cape Town

After a night reveling with our fellow passengers we exchange addresses and continue on with our travels.