|Aktivitets nivå :||Camping - Kultur & Tema reiser (enkelt) - Natur og dyrereiser - Safari - Villmarks opplevelser|
Explore sand dunes, canyons and waterfalls from South Africa to Zimbabwe through Namibia and Botswana.
Those on the group fligths will be taken to the campsite upon arrival. Those not on the group flight can join the group at anytime today. *Victoria Falls Rest Camp or similar*
Today you have a free day and you can choose from scenic flights, white water rafting and game-viewing amongst others. Victoria Falls is a small town on the Zimbabwean side of the glorious Victoria Falls which you can visit (entrance own expense US$ 30). *Victoria Falls Rest Camp or similar*
Today we transfer to Kasane in Botswana, home to huge numbers of elephant and hippo. Optional afternoon game drive. (150km, 1-2hrs plus border crossing 1-2hrs). *Thebe River Camp Site or similar*
Early morning game drive in Chobe National Park and an afternoon boat ride on the Chobe River where it is possible to view huge herds of elephant coming down to drink as well as many other types of game. For bird lovers the river provides a great home for them. *Thebe River Camp Site or similar*
We drive through the Caprivi Strip to our camp by the Okavango River. (400km, 5-6hrs plus border crossing 1hr) *Rainbow River Camp Site or similar*
We take a mokoro (traditional dug‐out canoe) ride from our camp on the Okavango River to a point lower down in the panhandle of the Delta. (Please note that in March/April, the river may be flooded and we may have to substitute our mokoros for a boatride down river). The birdlife is prolific and, at certain times of the year, so is the game. Gliding through the waterways by mokoro is the ideal way to absorb the sheer peace and tranquillity of the place. The panhandle of the Delta is more open so it is good for game viewing and we are four times more likely to see hippo and crocodile in this area than lower down in the Delta. We also have the option of a village tour to meet the local community. *Rainbow River Camp Site or similar*
Today there's a long drive from the Okavango River to Etosha National Park, a huge area of mixed forest and grassland centred around a large salt pan. Etosha is home to a great variety and number of game, which is easy to find as the animals congregate at different times around the waterholes. There are waterholes next to the excellent campsites and it is not uncommon for us to spend all night watching a gala performance of animals: wildebeest, zebra, impala, springbok, kudu, elephant, giraffe, lion and even rhino are all common sights here. With a little patience you will be rewarded by one of the greatest game spectacles in Southern Africa. Etosha is also a good place for birds, with plenty of waterbirds on the lakes, weaverbirds and hornbills in the trees. (650km, 8hrs) *Etosha NWR Campsite or similar*
We have the next two days to really enjoy this fabulous park, starting with an early morning game drive. While in Etosha we move our camps (between Okaukuejo, Halali or Namutoni) but the itinerary is kept flexible depending on where the game is. *Etosha NWR Campsite or similar*
Depart for Twyfelfontein where there are ancient and well-preserved rock-engravings. (300km, 4.5hrs) *Aba Huab campsite*
We drive towards the Skeleton Coast and the Germanic town of Swakopmund. Overnight in Swakopmund. (400km, 6-7hrs) *Dunedin Star Hotel*
A full day in Swakopmund to enjoy some of the optional adventure activities on offer; quad biking, sand boarding, dolphin watching and flights over the desert are all possible. Alternatively explore the town and visit some of the excellent cake shops for which it is famous. *Dunedin Star Hotel or similar*
Drive via Walvis Bay to Sesriem, through the Namib Desert. This area is home to some of the driest and oldest deserts on earth and some of the finest desert scenery in Africa, if not the world, with towering jagged rock formations and incredible lunar landscapes. (300km, 4.5hrs) *Sesriem Camp Site or similar*
Full day to enjoy the sand dunes of Sossusvlei and the Sesriem Canyon. Sossusvlei dunes are one of the great sights of Africa. We get up early to watch the morning light over the dunes and then have a go at climbing some of the highest dunes in the world! If you'd rather watch from below you'll enjoy seeing the changing colours on the towering dunes lower down as the sun rises. If we're lucky we may see gemsbok, ostrich or even black‐backed jackals among the dunes, an irresistibly photogenic scene! In the afternoon we visit Sesriem Canyon. *Sesriem Camp Site or similar*
We'll leave early this morning to drive to the Fish River Canyon. (500km, 8.5‐9hrs) *Canyon Roadhouse Camp similar*
Fish River Canyon is the second largest canyon on earth. The views along the canyon rim are spectacular ‐ we take a short walk around the rim before continuing our journey to Orange River. (180kms, 2.5‐3hrs plus border crossing 1hr), this afternoon we should be able to have a canoe trip on the Orange River. *Bushwacked or similar*
Today we head to our final stop before reaching Cape Town as we head to the fertile Olifants River Valley, giving us a glimpse of the agricultural lifestyle of the Western Cape. (about 7hrs drive) *Highlanders Camp Site*
Morning relaxing at Olifants River Valley. In the afternoon we travel through farmlands of citrus, maize, cattle and sheep before arriving at our destination, Cape Town. (300km, 4.5‐5.5hrs) *Sweetest Guesthouse or similar*
Activities available in Cape Town on days 19 and 20 are interchangeable depending on the weather, as everything hinges around going up Table Mountain (optional) on a clear day. Table Mountain is often the first image that springs to mind whenever one thinks of Cape Town. We will visit the mountain by cable car (optional) for views across the city. There is also time in Cape Town to drive via the spectacular Chapman's Peak to Houtbay, and visit Cape Point to see the resident penguin colony at Boulders Beach. *Sweetest Guesthouse or similar*
The area surrounding Cape Town is famous for its wine and we will get a chance to sample some of the local produce during a visit to a wine farm. Those on group flights will be transferred to the airport this afternoon and other clients are free to make their own arrangements.
* 15 nights full-service camping, 2 nights lodge, 2 nights guesthouse * Camping and lodge departures available * Travel in a purpose-built overland truck * Some long drives
All breakfasts, 10 lunches, 12 dinners We suggest you allow about US$150 for meals not included in the itinerary. Camp meals should be wholesome and plentiful, but do not expect cordon bleu cooking. Please note sometimes it is not easy to get fresh meat. However, the general standard of food is good and vegetarians are well catered for. Please notify Exodus of specific dietary requirements. The water provided on this trip is safe and clean drinking water, normally coming from bore-holes. It is not bottled water, however. If you would rather have bottled water then this will be at your expense, though we would encourage you to make use of the safe drinking water provided as this helps diminish plastic consumption.
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