EurAfric

Great Trek Adventure – Southbound

Daily Tour 21 days
Cape Town, South Africa South Africa

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

This itinerary will depend on local conditions.

DAY 1: VICTORIA FALLS 

The tour starts at 15h00 on Day 1 with a pre departure meeting in the hotel. That afternoon is free to view Victoria Falls, without doubt one of the greatest and most spectacular sights in Africa. Overnight Sprayview Hotel (or similar). (Accommodated – B. Lunches and dinners own account)

DAY 2/ 3: CHOBE RIVER 

The morning is free 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). Mid afternoon we cross into Botswana where we overnight on the banks of the Chobe River. Chobe is famous for its beautiful scenery, magnificent sunsets and abundance of wildlife and birdlife. We relax on a sunset game-viewing cruise on the Chobe River. Optional morning Game Drive (own account). (Serviced Camping – B, L, D)

DAY 4: KWANDO RIVER

Leaving Botswana we enter Namibia. Driving through the Caprivi we set up camp on the banks of the Kwando River. (Serviced Camping – B, L, D)

DAY 5/ 6: 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 7: KAVANGO RIVER 

Departing the Delta by boat we return to our vehicle and we cross back into Namibia. We enter the Caprivi Strip and travel to Rundu where camp is set amongst the lush vegetation overlooking the Kavango River. (Serviced Camping – B, L, D)

DAY 8/ 9: ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK

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 Okaukuejo & 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 Okaukuejo & Namutoni Restcamps inside Etosha.
(Serviced Camping – B, L, D)

DAY 10: SPITZKOPPE

We drive south through the Damaraland region with its vast and rugged terrain. Its mountain ranges are intercepted by wide gravel plains, which run into sandy, vegetated riverbeds and hot, dry valleys. 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, L, D)

DAY 11: SWAKOPMUND

Departing after breakfast we arrive in Swakopmund and spend the afternoon exploring this German colonial town. Accommodation BON Hotel Swakopmund. (Accommodated – B. Lunch & dinner own account)

DAY 12/ 13: SESRIEM/ SOSSUSVLEI

Our journey takes us south 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 14: FISH RIVER CANYON

Leaving the Namib region we continue south towards Fish River Canyon. 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 15/ 16: KGALAGADI TRANSFRONTIER PARK 

We travel into the heart of 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 17: AUGRABIES FALLS NATIONAL PARK 

We pass through a lush oasis area with an abundance of wine farms on our way to Augrabies Falls National Park where 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 18: NAMAQUALAND 

Departing Augrabies we arrive in our campsite in the picturesque Namaqualand region. 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 19/ 20: CAPE TOWN

Travelling through the Namaqualand region we arrive in Cape Town mid afternoon. Set against the majestic Table Mountain, Cape Town offers scenic, historic and cultural attractions. Set against the majestic Table Mountain, Cape Town offers scenic, historic and cultural attractions. Day 20 we depart at 08h00 for a peninsula tour. Driving along the Atlantic seaboard via Hout Bay and Chapmans 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. Dinners can be enjoyed at the bustling Waterfront at clients’ own expense. Overnight Breakwater Lodge (or similar). (Accommodated – B. Lunch on day 19 is included. Lunch on day 20 own expense. Dinners own expense)

DAY 21: CAPE TOWN

Tour ends after breakfast.

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