Overview

Gorilla Trekking is part of this tour, however the cost of the Gorilla Trekking Permit is not included in your tour price or this booking. Gorilla permits cost $630 to 730. If you book this tour, a consultant will contact you to confirm the availability of the permit and arrange payment.

Leaving Vic Falls, we head to the South Luangwa National Park, travel into the warm heart of Africa, Malawi and then on to the white sand beaches and crystal clear waters of Zanzibar. We then travel to Arusha and the Serengeti National Park where you are sure to see incredible wildlife! Our next leg of the tour starts in Nairobi and we head to the Masai Mara National Park, Lake Naivasha and Nakuru National Park for world class game viewing. We cross into Uganda stopping at Lake Bunyoni where we will be taken into the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest to visit the endangered Mountain Gorilla.

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Itinerary

Our tours come with an "Activity Package".  On this particular tour, it is compulsory that this package is purchased as it includes essential activities that can not be excluded from the itinerary.  The Activity Package has been written into the itinerary of the tour so please keep this in mind when booking your tour.

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Day 01

Masai Mara National Reserve

We leave the capital of Nairobi and travel to the Masai Mara, world renowned for it’s endless plains of wild animals and spectacular beauty.  This afternoon we will enjoy a cultural experience as we visit and interact with Kenya’s native Masaai people.

Distance
±240km
Route
Nairobi to Masai Mara
Included Activities
Masai Village Visit
Activity Package
Kenyan Parks Highlights Excursion
Day 01

Masai Mara National Reserve

We leave the capital of Nairobi and travel to the Masai Mara, world renowned for it’s endless plains of wild animals and spectacular beauty.  This afternoon we will enjoy a cultural experience as we visit and interact with Kenya’s native Masaai people.

Distance
±240km
Route
Nairobi to Masai Mara
Included Activities
Masai Village Visit
Activity Package
Kenyan Parks Highlights Excursion
Day 02

Masai Mara National Reserve

The rolling grasslands of the Masai Mara offer ideal game viewing and photographic opportunities. Some of the other animals that could be found here include elephant, black rhino, buffalo, leopard, cheetah, wildebeest, zebra and gazelle. Hippo and crocodile abound in the muddy brown waters of the rivers, which traverse this reserve. Today we will spend the entire day game driving through the Mara in search of all the animals.

Day 03

Masai Mara - Lake Nakuru

We rise early and enjoy our final game drive through the Mara before heading to Lake Nakuru National Park, where we will enjoy an afternoon game drive through the park. Lake Nakuru is home to large flocks of Flamingos and pelicans as well as black & white rhino, leopard, lion and numerous buck. Originally created as a bird sanctuary, Lake Nakuru was upgraded to National Park status in 1968.

Distance
±220km
Route
Masai Mara to Lake Nakuru
Day 04

Jinja

Jinja is Uganda’s second largest city and more famous as the point where the Nile (officially the Victoria Nile) flows out of Lake Victoria and begins the 6695 kilometre journey to Egypt and the Mediterranean.

Distance
±430km
Route
Nakuru to Jinja
Places
Jinja
Day 05

Kampala

This morning will be at leisure. You will have the opportunity to participate in the optional activities available in Jinja, including the popular Nile River rafting. Later this afternoon, we will make our way to Uganda’s largest city and capital, Kampala.

Distance
±85km
Route
Jinja to Kampala
Optional Activities
Nile Cruises
Nile River Rafting Half Day
Places
Kampala
Day 06

Gorillas (Lake Bunyoni)

Lake Bunyonyi is a small but attractive lake with steep sides and abundant birdlife. Ringed by mountains, the lake is best known for its dense Otter population and stunning scenery. We make use of this beautiful spot to relax the night before the final drive to the gorillas.

Distance
±420km
Route
Kampala to Lake Bunyonyi
Optional Activities
Canoe Rental Lake Bunyoni
Pygmy Village Visit (per boat)
Day 07

Gorillas (Lake Bunyoni)

The mountain gorilla is extremely endangered and while exact numbers vary it is widely assumed that there are only around 650 left. Visiting the gorillas is a great way to support their future on earth as the money spent on permits is used for their protection. An extremely important part of the future conservation of the remaining gorillas rests in the community development work – as local communities change their attitudes towards wildlife and start to protect rather than poach, the future of the mountain gorilla is assured.

As permits granting permission to visit the gorillas are extremely limited we require flexibility in both the tour itinerary and where we actually visit them. The home of the mountain gorillas is completely at odds with man-made borders and so their range encompasses Uganda, Rwanda and the DRC (Democratic Republic of the Congo). Whenever possible we choose to make use of the National Park in Uganda, but this depends on the availability of permits.
Should we not obtain permits to visit the mountain gorillas in Uganda then we will inform all passengers beforehand that the tour will travel to Rwanda or DRC.

On your free day in Bunyoni you will have the opportunity to participate in certain optional activities. You can also go hiking or explore the area on a mountain bike.

Distance
±125 km (in safari or smaller vehicles)km
Route
Lake Buyoni National Park to the Starting Point of the Gorilla Trek
Highlights
Day 08

Gorillas (Lake Bunyoni)

Although there are 2 days allocated to Gorilla Trekking you will only spend one day on the trek. The other days are there to provide a large enough window in which to obtain permits and to allow the entire group to trek if there are more than 6 of you on the tour.

Highlights
Places
Lake Bunyonyi
Day 09

Lake Bunyoni - Kampala

Today we say farewell to the Gorillas and make the long journey back to Uganda’s capital, Kampala.

Distance
±420km
Route
Lake Buyoni to Kampala
Day 10

Masindi - Murchison Falls

The Murchison Falls, also referred to as the Kabaraga Falls, is a waterfall found on the course of the great Nile and are located within the Murchison National Park. The park is recognized as one of the best National Parks in Uganda. This afternoon we will enjoy a game drive through the park in search of the great diversity of wild animals including lion, buffalo, leopards, elephant and numerous bird species.

Distance
±215km
Route
Kampala to Masindi
Included Activities
Game Drive at Murchison National Park
Day 11

Masindi - Budongo Central Forest Reserve

Budongo Forest is the biggest Mahogany forest found in the whole of East Africa and is home to the largest number of chimpanzees throughout Uganda. Budongo boasts a high biodiversity of 24 species of small animals, 9 of which are primates. It is believed that there are between 600 – 700 chimpanzees in Budongo and this morning we will meet up with our chimp guide who will take us on our trek through the forest in search of the chimps.

Activity Package
Chimpanzee Trekking
Day 12

Jinja

This morning you will have the opportunity to participate in an optional rhino trekking experience with trained rangers, who will guide you through the expedition. Then it’s off to Jinja and our final night in Uganda.

Distance
±265km
Route
Masindi to Jinja
Places
Jinja
Day 13

Kenya - Eldoret

Returning to Kenya we visit Eldoret, the country’s 5th largest city. The Great Rift Valley is still the dominant geographical feature of this region and the altitude at Eldoret is 2100 metres above sea level.

Distance
±290km
Route
Jinja to Eldoret
Places
Eldoret
Day 14

Nairobi

Returning to Nairobi, the largest city in the East Africa region, we will arrive late in the afternoon.  A great way to spend the evening, is with your fellow travellers at one of Nairobi’s many restaurants, where you can exchange stories.

Distance
±350km
Route
Eldoret to Nairobi
Places
Optional Activities
Dinner Out Nairobi
Day 15

Nairobi

Over the next 3 days you will have time to explore Nairobi and it’s surrounding areas.  All the options we have listed can be booked via your agent or through Nomad directly.  Nairobi National Park is located just 10km from the Nairobi City Centre and offers lions, leopards, zebra, rhinos and wildebeest.  A visit to the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, an orphanage for baby elephants is also one of the more popular activities while in the National Park.

Optional Activities
Dinner Out Nairobi
Day 16

Nairobi

A wonderful way to spend the morning would be to participate in a tour to Kazuri Beads, who make beautiful handmade ceramic beads and other crafts.  Through their bead creations, Kazuri Beads offers employment to people from disadvantaged communitities around Nairobi.

Optional Activities
Dinner Out Nairobi
Day 17

Nairobi

WIth so many day trips in and around Nairobi to choose from, another popular half day trip would be to the Giraffe Centre, a real highlight for many people’s stay in Kenya.  You will get the chance to come face to face with giraffes, feed them and stroke them.

Optional Activities
Dinner Out Nairobi
Day 18

Arusha

Today we depart the bustling capital of Kenya and cross the border into Tanzania. We will stop in Arusha to visit the local Masai Mara Museum and the snake park. This afternoon we make our preparations for the optional excursion to the Serengeti NP and Ngorongoro Crater.

Distance
±290km
Route
Nairobi to Arusha
Activity Package
Masai Mara Museum
Places
Arusha
Day 19

Serengeti & Ngorongoro Crater Excursion

The following days are set aside for the 3-night optional camping excursion into the Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Crater. This area has one of the most densely inhabited large animal populations in Africa. The Serengeti excursion is in open topped 4×4 safari vehicles in order to tackle the challenging side roads in the parks. We leave our accommodation in the morning and drive to the Serengeti. On arrival we will start with our first game drive.

 

Distance
±250km
Route
Arusha to Serengeti National Park
Optional Activities
Tips for Guides
Serengeti 4-day camping Excursion (min 4 people)
Ballooning over Serengeti National Park
Day 20

Serengeti & Ngorongoro Crater Excursion

We spend the entire day game driving through the Serengeti. Our route is depending on the movement of the game and sightings.

Day 21

Serengeti & Ngorongoro Crater Excursion

Today we explore more of the Serengeti and make our way to the famous Ngorongoro Crater. We drive down to the bottom of the Crater, where we try and see as many animals as possible.

Day 22

Arusha

Today those that went into the Serengeti NP and Ngorongoro will meet up with the truck in Arusha, where there will be time to share stories of the wonderful African animals seen in the park.

Distance
±250km
Route
Serengeti National Park to Arusha
Places
Arusha
Day 23

Bagamoyo

We leave Arusha early and head south towards Bagamoyo, who’s name goes back to the days of slavery and means “lay down your heart”. Our accommodation for the night is situated on the beach. Tonight we will prepare for the Zanzibar excursion.

Distance
±550km
Route
Arusha to Bagamoyo
Day 24

Zanzibar Excursion

Its a short drive down to Dar es Salaam, where we will be dropped off at the local ferry port and will take a ferry from Dar es Salaam (where we leave the truck) to Stone Town, the capital of Zanzibar. We spend the first night exploring the historical and unique architecture. There are also spice and seafood markets to be explored.

Route
Bagamoyo to Dar es Salaam ± 80 km; Dar es Salaam to Zanzibar by ferry
Activity Package
Zanzibar Excursion plus Ferry
Optional Activities
Zanzibar Meals (per meal)
Day 25

Zanzibar Excursion

The following day we take a transfer to the northern part of the island where we will spend 2 days relaxing on the beach.

Distance
±60-70km
Route
Stone Town to Nungwi Beach
Optional Activities
Zanzibar Meals (per meal)
Swimming with Dolphins – Full Day (min. 2 people)
Spice Tour – Half Day (min. 2 people)
Scuba Diving – Per Dive
Day 26

Zanzibar Excursion

We spend the day relaxing on the beach or taking part in one of the many optional activities offered here.

Optional Activities
Zanzibar Meals (per meal)
Day 27

Dar es Salaam

Today we leave Zanzibar and catch a ferry back to Dar es Salaam and return to our truck and campsite.

Distance
±60-70km
Route
Nungwi Beach to Stone town: ± 60-70 km; Zanzibar to Dar es Salaam by ferry
Day 28

Mikumi

Today we leave the humid Indian Ocean coastline and our journey leads us to Mikumi National Park. Mikumi is home to lion, zebra, wildebeest, impala, buffalo and elephant. Today we have the opportunity to enjoy an optional afternoon game drive through the park

Distance
±195km
Route
Dar es Salaam to Mikumi
Optional Activities
Mikumi National Park Game Drive (min 6 clients)
Day 29

Iringa

Today we travel further inland and up to Iringa in the highland tea growing area. This evening our dinner is a traditional Kihehe dinner in a Kihehe hut (local tribe) or dinner in the famous Mud Ruins restaurant.

Distance
±360km
Route
Mikumi to Iringa
Included Activities
Dinner in a local Kihehe Hut
Day 30

Lake Malawi - Malawi

Today we leave Tanzania and enter Malawi. We ascend out of the Great Rift Valley through some spectacular mountain passes, passing vast tea plantations in the highlands before arriving at our camp.

Distance
±462km
Route
Iringa to Karonga
Day 31

Lake Malawi

Today we journey south to Ngala Beach and our accommodation stop for the night, situated on the shores of Lake Malawi. Here you will have the afternoon free to snorkel in the crystal clear waters or try out the traditional dug out canoe and have fun in trying to master it.

Distance
±380km
Route
Karonga to Ngala Beach
Activity Package
Slave Trade & Historical Tour
Day 32

Lake Malawi

For much of the 19th century, it was the busiest slave-trading centre on Lake Malawi and by the 1850s, Nkhotakota had become the main terminus from which as many as 20,000 slaves were shipped annually across the lake from present-day Malawi to the Indian Ocean port of Kilwa Kivinje (Tanzania). Today you will have the opportunity to experience the Slave Trade & Historical tour, gaining insight where Arab Traders organized the slave trade to Zanzibar. The tour includes the trees where Livingstone negotiated with the slave traders, the Church built by the first missionaries and the pool in the hills where enemies of the Arabs magically escaped.

Activity Package
Slave Trade & Historical Tour
Day 33

Lilongwe

Today we depart Ngala Beach and head towards the bustling city of Lilongwe. En route, we will stop at a local market to experience the culture and way of live of the Malawian people.

Distance
±270km
Route
Ngala Beach to Lilongwe
Included Activities
Lilongwe Local Market Visit
Day 34

Zambia - South Luangwa National Park

Early in the morning we drive from Malawi and cross in to Zambia and continue to the South Luangwa National Park where we spend the next two nights right on the banks of the Luangwa River. You can often see hippos and other animals from the camp bar. This afternoon we enjoy an included sunset game drive in the South Luangwa NP.

Distance
±280km
Route
Lilongwe to South Luangwa National Park
Activity Package
Sunset Game Drive in South Luangwa National Park
Day 35

South Luangwa National Park

In the morning you have the opportunity to take another game drive. The park is known for its high concentration of leopards and hippos. After lunch we visit the community run tribal textile project and a local village.

Activity Package
Village and Textile Project Visit in South Luangwa
Optional Activities
Safari Walk in South Luangwa National Park
Morning Game Drive in South Luangwa National Park
Day 36

Petauke

We leave South Luangwa and drive through to Chipata where we will relax in the afternoon. Zambia is truly Africa, with its lush, sub-tropical vegetation.

Distance
±170km
Route
South Luangwa NP to Petauke
Places
Chipata
Day 37

Lusaka

The journey towards the bustling Zambian capital of Lusaka takes us along an interesting route. On week days there may be the opportunity to visit one of the interesting local markets of the Zambian capital city.

Distance
±410km
Route
Petauke to Lusaka
Places
Day 38

Victoria Falls

Today we journey from Lusaka to Victoria Falls.  Tonight you will have the opportunity to have a meal out with your group.

Distance
±570km
Route
Lusaka to Victoria Falls
Optional Activities
Dinner Out Victoria Falls
Day 39

Victoria Falls

Today we visit the spectacular Victoria Falls National Park. As we stay in Victoria Falls tonight, you have sufficient time to explore the falls and visit all of the view-points for some great photo opportunities.

Optional Activities
Zambezi Sunset Cruise
Bungee Jump – Solo
Helicopter Flights
White Water Rafting
Activity Package
Vic Falls National Park Entry
Day 40

Victoria Falls - Zimbabwe to Kasane - Botswana

We depart Victoria Falls and head towards Kasane. Upon arrival at Kasane we set up camp on the banks of the Chobe River. This afternoon we enjoy a scenic sunset boat cruise in Chobe National Park. Elephants, Hippo, Crocodiles, Eland and many other creatures reside in Chobe so keep your cameras ready.

Distance
±100km
Route
Victoria Falls to Kasane
Optional Activities
3 hour photographic Boat Safari
Activity Package
Chobe National Park Boat Cruise
Day 41

Gateway to the Delta

This morning we rise early to enjoy a game drive in Chobe National Park.  After our game drive, we will depart Kasane and enter Namibia travelling through the Caprivi Strip, to our next destination. A beautiful sunset awaits us at our camp situated on the panhandle of the delta.

Distance
±435km
Route
Kasane to Rainbow River Lodge
Activity Package
Chobe National Park Game Drive
Day 42

Okavango Delta

An early start sees us head off winding waterways of the Delta, where water lily beds and palm islands make for the most scenic of experiences.

Day 42

Okavango Delta

This morning we journey to our Delta camp. For those who will be embarking on the Okavango Delta Excursion, the next 3 days will be filled with scenic cruises on the crystal clear waters of the Okavango, nature walks, where we have the possibility of seeing some of the abundant wildlife, a game drive and a scenic flight out of the Delta.

Distance
±160km
Route
Rainbow River Lodge to Okavango Delta
Activity Package
Okavango Delta Fly In Excursion
Day 43

Okavango Delta

Today we bid farewell to the Delta, taking a boat transfer out to reunite with our truck before heading down to Maun.  We will spend the night in Maun, reliving our Delta experience.

Distance
±380km
Route
Okavango Delta to Maun
Optional Activities
Tips for Polers
Day 43

Okavango Delta

An early start sees us head off winding waterways of the Delta, where water lily beds and palm islands make for the most scenic of experiences.

Day 44

Okavango Delta

This morning we journey to our Delta camp.  For those who will be embarking on the Okavango Delta Excursion, the next 3 days will be filled with scenic cruises on the crystal clear waters of the Okavango and nature walks, where we have the possibility of seeing some of the abundant wildlife.

Distance
±160km
Route
Rainbow River Lodge to Okavango Delta
Activity Package
Okavango Delta Excursion (camping)
Day 44

Ghanzi

We depart early and head towards Ghanzi. Once at camp we will meet with a local Bushmen community and experience some traditional Tribal Dancing. There are also some traditional bushman huts that you have the opportunity to stay in for a nominal fee.

Distance
±290km
Route
Maun to Ghanzi
Included Activities
Bushman Tribal dance in evening
Day 45

Ghanzi

We depart early and head towards Ghanzi. Once at camp we will meet with a local Bushmen community and experience some traditional Tribal Dancing. There are also some traditional bushman huts that you have the opportunity to stay in for a nominal fee.

Distance
±290km
Route
Maun to Ghanzi
Included Activities
Bushman Tribal dance in evening
Day 45

Etosha National Park

Leaving the city sights behind us, we travel into Namibia’s barren northern area.  On the way we stop at a popular craft market where you can barter for handmade gifts to take home.  We enter Etosha National Park and game drive through to our campsite for the night.

Distance
±455km
Route
Windhoek to Etosha
Included Activities
Craft market stop en-route
Entrance to Etosha National Park
Afternoon game drive in Nomad truck
Day 46

Windhoek, Namibia

Today is a long driving day to the Namibian border and on to Windhoek in the centre of Namibia arriving in the early evening. On arrival in Windhoek our guide will take us on a short city tour in our truck. Tonight there is an optional dinner out in town at Joe’s Beer House, definitely a feast for all the senses.

Distance
±520km
Route
Ghanzi to Windhoek
Included Activities
Drive through Windhoek with the Nomad truck
Optional Activities
Dinner Out Windhoek
Bushman Walk
Places
Day 47

Etosha National Park

Leaving the city sights behind us, we travel into Namibia’s barren northern area.  On the way we stop at a popular craft market where you can barter for handmade gifts to take home.  We enter Etosha National Park and game drive through to our campsite for the night.

Distance
±455km
Route
Windhoek to Etosha
Included Activities
Craft market stop en-route
Entrance to Etosha National Park
Afternoon game drive in Nomad truck
Day 47

Etosha National Park

Etosha is the venue for some of the most unique game viewing experiences in Africa. The sparse grasslands allow great opportunities to see animals normally hidden in dense vegetation. You may even see some of the amazing animals crossing the road in front of your truck! We will go on various game drives and spend our evenings at the abundant waterholes for some excellent game photography.

Included Activities
Full day game drive in Nomad truck
Day 48

Etosha National Park

Etosha is the venue for some of the most unique game viewing experiences in Africa. The sparse grasslands allow great opportunities to see animals normally hidden in dense vegetation. You may even see some of the amazing animals crossing the road in front of your truck! We will go on various game drives and spend our evenings at the abundant waterholes for some excellent game photography.

Included Activities
Full day game drive in Nomad truck
Day 48

Outjo

As it is a short drive to Outjo, our destination for the night, we will spend the morning enjoying our last game drive through the park. Your afternoon is at leisure, so you can relax around the pool at our lodge.

Distance
±120km
Route
Etosha to Outjo
Day 49

Outjo

As it is a short drive to Outjo, our destination for the night, we will spend the morning enjoying our last game drive through the park. Your afternoon is at leisure, so you can relax around the pool at our lodge.

Distance
±120km
Route
Etosha to Outjo
Day 49

Himba Tribe

We visit a Himba community close to Kamanjab where you will have an opportunity to interact with the people who live there. This is a working village and is only a representation of a larger group of nomadic pastoralists.

The semi-nomadic Himba people are extremely susceptible to Western influence and have lost a large portion of their land to farmers, engineers, miners and many were displaces during the wars that raged in Angola. The dwindling number of pastoralists that still exist in their natural environment are protected as far as possible by creating a “buffer zone”, or an “educational tribe” where tourists who would like to get a better understanding of the way of the Himba, their lifestyle and their traditions, can do so without interfering with those still living in their natural environment.

Visiting the Himba tribe can be a controversial topic that gets discussed at the camp fire, however not so much if the reason for visiting this particular tribe is understood beforehand.

The income that this specific tribe generates from the visits goes towards the education of orphaned Himba children and assists the tribe in giving them a chance to learn about their own culture and heritage.

There is a market at the end of your visit, this is a way for the women to establish a small income, used for their own private expenses, and it is up to you whether you’d like to purchase anything or not.

Distance
±130km
Route
Outjo to Khorixas
Activity Package
Himba Tribe Visit
People
The Himba People
Day 50

Himba Tribe

We visit a Himba community close to Kamanjab where you will have an opportunity to interact with the people who live there. This is a working village and is only a representation of a larger group of nomadic pastoralists.

The semi-nomadic Himba people are extremely susceptible to Western influence and have lost a large portion of their land to farmers, engineers, miners and many were displaces during the wars that raged in Angola. The dwindling number of pastoralists that still exist in their natural environment are protected as far as possible by creating a “buffer zone”, or an “educational tribe” where tourists who would like to get a better understanding of the way of the Himba, their lifestyle and their traditions, can do so without interfering with those still living in their natural environment.

Visiting the Himba tribe can be a controversial topic that gets discussed at the camp fire, however not so much if the reason for visiting this particular tribe is understood beforehand.

The income that this specific tribe generates from the visits goes towards the education of orphaned Himba children and assists the tribe in giving them a chance to learn about their own culture and heritage.

There is a market at the end of your visit, this is a way for the women to establish a small income, used for their own private expenses, and it is up to you whether you’d like to purchase anything or not.

Distance
±130km
Route
Outjo to Khorixas
Activity Package
Himba Tribe Visit
People
The Himba People
Day 50

Swakopmund

En route to Swakopmund, we visit Spitzkoppe. Our guide will take us on a walk to marvel at the incredible landscape. Then we travel to Namibia’s Atlantic coast and Swakopmund, Namibia’s adventure capital. You will be briefed on the optional activities available here. At night there is an optional dinner at a local restaurant where you can try different types of local dishes.

Distance
±310km
Route
Khorixas to Swakopmund
Included Activities
Guided Walk with Nomad Guide through Spitzkoppe
Optional Activities
Dinner Out Swakopmund
Day 51

Swakopmund

En route to Swakopmund, we visit Spitzkoppe. Our guide will take us on a walk to marvel at the incredible landscape. Then we travel to Namibia’s Atlantic coast and Swakopmund, Namibia’s adventure capital. You will be briefed on the optional activities available here. At night there is an optional dinner at a local restaurant where you can try different types of local dishes.

Distance
±310km
Route
Khorixas to Swakopmund
Included Activities
Guided Walk with Nomad Guide through Spitzkoppe
Optional Activities
Dinner Out Swakopmund
Day 51

Sesriem

After the adventure and adrenaline rush of Swakopmund, we drive south into the mysterious Namib Desert.
We will be joined by a local expert on a guided walk and learn more about the unique desert ecosystem and how the bushmen survived in the harsh desert conditions. Tonight we enjoy dinner around the campfire, do a little star gazing and listen to the calls of the jackals and barking geckos.

Distance
±430km
Route
Swakopmund to Sesriem
Included Activities
Sesriem Canyon
Activity Package
Guided desert walk with local expert
Day 52

Swakopmund

Today is your chance to experience the adrenalin filled atmosphere that Swakopmund offers.  Taking a walk around Swakopmund’s shops and having a leisurely lunch is also a great way to spend your day if you are not participating in the many activities available on offer here.

Optional Activities
Dolphin Cruise 4/5 hours
Sky Diving
Sandboarding
Quad Biking (2 hours)
Dinner Out Swakopmund
Day 53

Sesriem

After the adventure and adrenaline rush of Swakopmund, we drive south into the mysterious Namib Desert.
We will be joined by a local expert on a guided walk and learn more about the unique desert ecosystem and how the bushmen survived in the harsh desert conditions. Tonight we enjoy dinner around the campfire, do a little star gazing and listen to the calls of the jackals and barking geckos.

Distance
±430km
Route
Swakopmund to Sesriem
Included Activities
Sesriem Canyon
Activity Package
Guided desert walk with local expert
Day 53

Sossusvlei Dunes

We have a full day in the Namib-Naukluft National Park that starts with a walk up dune 45 for an amazing view and photo opportunity.  After our hike, we will have the chance to explore Sossusvlei and relax at camp before taking a short hike into Sesriem Canyon.

Distance
±130km
Route
Sesriem to Sossusvlei
Included Activities
Explore Sossusvlei
Hike up Dune 45
Day 54

Sossusvlei Dunes

We have a full day in the Namib-Naukluft National Park that starts with a walk up dune 45 for an amazing view and photo opportunity.  After our hike, we will have the chance to explore Sossusvlei and relax at camp before taking a short hike into Sesriem Canyon.

Distance
±130km
Route
Sesriem to Sossusvlei
Included Activities
Explore Sossusvlei
Hike up Dune 45
Day 54

Fish River Canyon

Today we travel south to the Fish River Canyon, stopping briefly to enjoy the magnificent views over the canyon before making our way to our overnight accommodation spot.

Distance
±425km
Route
Namib-Naukluft Park to Fish River Canyon
Included Activities
Visit to the Fish River Canyon
Day 55

Fish River Canyon

Today we travel south to the Fish River Canyon, stopping briefly to enjoy the magnificent views over the canyon before making our way to our overnight accommodation spot.

Distance
±425km
Route
Namib-Naukluft Park to Fish River Canyon
Included Activities
Visit to the Fish River Canyon
Day 55

Gariep / Orange River

We leave early on our last day in Namibia travelling south to the border with South Africa at the Gariep / Orange River. Our campsite lies on the banks of the Orange River. In the afternoon there is an optional canoeing activity on the River or you can just chill out at the campsite and go for a swim.

Distance
±205km
Route
Fish River Canyon to Gariep / Orange River
Optional Activities
Half-Day Canoe Trip
Day 56

Gariep / Orange River

We leave early on our last day in Namibia travelling south to the border with South Africa at the Gariep / Orange River. Our campsite lies on the banks of the Orange River. In the afternoon there is an optional canoeing activity on the River or you can just chill out at the campsite and go for a swim.

Distance
±205km
Route
Fish River Canyon to Gariep / Orange River
Optional Activities
Half-Day Canoe Trip
Day 56

Cederberg Region

Today is a long drive through the Northern Cape to the fruit producing area in the Cederberg Mountains of South Africa. Upon arrival at our campsite, we will enjoy a wine tasting and a traditional meal.

Distance
±500km
Route
Orange river to Citrusdal
Activity Package
Wine tasting & traditional dinner
Day 57

Cederberg Region

Today is a long drive through the Northern Cape to the fruit producing area in the Cederberg Mountains of South Africa. Upon arrival at our campsite, we will enjoy a wine tasting and a traditional meal.

Distance
±500km
Route
Orange river to Citrusdal
Activity Package
Wine tasting & traditional dinner
Day 57

Cape Town

Our final day on tour, we head to the mother city, Cape Town.  Before entering the city we will stop at Table View for a magnificent photo opportunity of Table Mountain from the other side of the bay.

Distance
±250km
Route
Citrusdal to Cape Town
Day 58

Cape Town

Our final day on tour, we head to the mother city, Cape Town.  Before entering the city we will stop at Table View for a magnificent photo opportunity of Table Mountain from the other side of the bay.

Distance
±250km
Route
Citrusdal to Cape Town

Activity Package

Listed below are activities and highlights that form part of an "Activity Package".  On this particular tour, it is compulsory that this package is purchased as it includes essential activities that can not be excluded from the itinerary.  The Activity Package has been written into the itinerary of the tour so please keep this in mind when booking your tour.

  • Kenyan Parks Highlights Excursion
  • Kenyan Parks Highlights Excursion
  • Chimpanzee Trekking
  • Masai Mara Museum
  • Zanzibar Excursion plus Ferry
  • Slave Trade & Historical Tour
  • Sunset Game Drive in South Luangwa National Park
  • Village and Textile Project Visit in South Luangwa
  • Vic Falls National Park Entry
  • Chobe National Park Boat Cruise
  • Chobe National Park Game Drive
  • Okavango Delta Fly In Excursion
  • Okavango Delta Excursion (camping)
  • Himba Tribe Visit
  • Guided desert walk with local expert
  • Wine tasting & traditional dinner

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