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Great Trek Adventure – Northbound

Special Tour 21 days
Cape Town, South Africa South Africa

THE HIGHLIGHTS:
• Cape Town, Table Mountain (own expense) & the Cape of Good Hope.
• Scenic beauty of the Namaqualand region.
• Augrabies Falls National Park.
• Game drives in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park.
• Fish River Canyon.
• Walking in the giant dunes of Sossusvlei and the Namib Desert.
• Optional activities in Swakopmund.
• Game drives in Etosha National Park.
• Mokoros & walks in the Okavango Delta.
• Sunset game viewing cruise on the Chobe River.
• 1 night accommodated in Victoria Falls.

This itinerary will depend on local conditions.

DAY 1/ 2: CAPE TOWN 

The tour starts on day 1 with a pre departure meeting at 18h00 in the lobby of the hotel. Set against the majestic Table Mountain, Cape Town offers scenic, historic and cultural attractions. Day 2 depart at 08h00 for a full day peninsula tour. Driving along the Atlantic seaboard via Hout Bay and Chapman’s Peak, we visit the Table Mountain National Park – Cape Point, returning along the Indian Ocean coastline back to our well-situated Waterfront hotel. A morning or afternoon cable car ascent up Table Mountain is optional for clients’ own expense. Dinner can be enjoyed at the bustling Waterfront at clients’ own expense. Breakwater Lodge (or similar accommodation). (Accommodated – Lunches & dinners own expense)

DAY 3: NAMAQUALAND

Departing Cape Town we pass through the picturesque Namaqualand region. We overnight at the foot of the Van Ryns Pass. During the months of August – October the landscape is transformed into an explosion of colour due to the numerous wild flowers of the region. (Serviced Camping – B, L, D)

DAY 4: AUGRABIES FALLS NATIONAL PARK

Leaving the Little Karoo we head north to the Augrabies Falls National Park. We pass through a lush oasis area with an abundance of wine farms. Here the mighty Orange River plummets 56m into the gorge below. The local name for these majestic falls is ‘Aukoerebis’ or ‘place of great noise’. We spend the afternoon enjoying the falls from its many viewpoints. (Serviced Camping – B, L, D)

DAY 5/ 6: KGALAGADI TRANSFRONTIER PARK

We head north into the Kalahari and the magnificent Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. Covering over 3.6 million hectares this is one of the largest reserves in Africa. Due to sparse vegetation in the area excellent predator sightings are common including that of the famous black mane Lion. We enjoy morning & afternoon game drives in the Park. (Serviced Camping – B, L, D)

DAY 7: FISH RIVER CANYON 

Leaving the Kalahari region we head west and enter Namibia. After setting up camp enjoy a walk along the rim of the canyon and watch the changing colours of sunset over the canyon. (Serviced Camping – B, L, D)

DAY 8/ 9: SESRIEM/ SOSSUSVLEI

Our journey takes us north through ever changing scenery to our camp located on the edge of the Namib Desert. The following morning is an early departure for Sossusvlei, stopping in the dune belt to witness the changing colours of the world’s highest sand dunes. We undertake a 5km walk to Sossusvlei and Deadvlei. In the afternoon we enjoy a short hike through the Sesriem Canyon. (Serviced Camping – B, L, D)

DAY 10: SWAKOPMUND 

Heading north we reach the coast at Walvis Bay and enjoy lunch while viewing the many flamingos feeding. We arrive in Swakopmund and spend the afternoon and following morning exploring this German colonial town or booking one of the numerous optional excursions (own expense). Activities available include dolphin cruises, scenic flights over the vast Namib and many more. Accommodation BON Hotel Swakopmund. (Accommodated – B, L – dinner own account)

DAY 11: SPITZKOPPE

Leaving Swakopmund after lunch we set up camp among the boulders of the Spitzkoppe Mountains. The afternoon is free to explore the stunning surrounding area on foot. The spectacular setting of our remote bushcamp is sure to leave a lasting impression. (Serviced Camping – B & D. Lunch own account)

DAY 12/ 13: ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK

We enter Etosha and travel through the park to Okakeujo Restcamp. This Park is one of the most important
reserves and game sanctuaries in Africa with thousands of wild animals such as blue wildebeest, springbok,
zebra, kudu, giraffe, cheetah, leopard, lion and elephant making this area their home. Floodlit waterholes at
Okakeujo & Namutoni Restcamps attract an abundance of animals throughout the evening, providing us
with many amazing wildlife sightings. We enjoy early morning and late afternoon game drives. Overnight
Okakeujo & Namutoni Restcamps inside Etosha. (Serviced Camping – B, L, D)

DAY 14: KAVANGO RIVER – RUNDU 

After a morning game drive we exit Etosha and travel to Rundu on the banks of the Kavango River. Our camp
is set amongst the lush vegetation overlooking the Kavango River. (Serviced Camping – B, L, D)

DAY 15/ 16: OKAVANGO DELTA 

Continuing into the Caprivi we cross into Botswana and travel by road and boat to our campsite on the edge
of the Okavango Delta. The following day we do mokoro & boat excursions in the back channels of the
Nxamasire area of the delta. Game walks are also done on the smaller islands in the area subject to the
water levels of the delta. (Serviced Camping – B, L, D)

DAY 17: KWANDO RIVER

Departing the Delta by boat we return to our vehicle and we cross back into Namibia. Driving through the
Caprivi we set up camp on the banks of the Kwando River. (Serviced Camping – B, L, D)

DAY 18/ 19: CHOBE RIVER

Continuing through the Caprivi we cross into Botswana and travel through the Chobe National Park setting
up camp on the banks of the Chobe River. Chobe is famous for its beautiful scenery, magnificent sunsets and
abundance of wildlife and birdlife. The following day we relax on a game viewing cruise on the Chobe River.
A morning game drive in Chobe National Park is optional (own expense). (Serviced Camping – B, L, D)

DAY 20: VICTORIA FALLS

After breakfast we travel across the Zimbabwean border to Victoria Falls, without doubt one of the greatest
and most spectacular sights in Africa. The afternoon and following morning is spent at leisure to browse the
local markets, to experience the many optional activities on offer in the adrenalin capital of Africa including
white water rafting, bungi jumping, microlighting/ airplane or helicopter flights over the Falls and to visit the
Falls (own expense). Overnight Sprayview Hotel (or similar).
(Accommodated – B. Lunches and dinners own account)

DAY 21: VICTORIA FALLS

Tour ends after breakfast.

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