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Africa East & South

Nairobi - Cape Town

51 DAYS THROUGH Botswana, Kenya (+ 6 more countries)
RATING:
PRICE FROM:
Was: $4,270 USD + 3,170 KITTY USD
Now: $3,416 (USD) + 3,170 KITTY (USD)
DURATION:
51 days
TRANSPORT:
Overland expedition vehicle, 4x4, Private bus, Ferry, Mokoro (dugout canoe), Canoe
CREW:
2 Dragoman crew, African camp master, Local guides where necessary
ACCOM:
85%
15%
PHYSICAL CHALLENGE:
LIFESTYLE CHALLENGE:
TRIP CODE:
ANW
DEPOSIT:
$500 USD

Highlights

  Visit the Karen Blixen museum & Giraffe Sanctuary in Nairobi

  View wildlife on safari in Amboseli NP

  2 day safari in the Serengeti, the ultimate African wildlife experience

  Safari to the stunning Ngorongoro crater National Park

  Safari in elephant rich Tarangire National Park

  Camp in the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro

  Chill on the white sand Indian Ocean beaches of Zanzibar

  Camp on the stunning beaches of Lake Malawi

  Chill on lake Malawi's magnificent Kande Beach

  2 day wildlife safari canoe trip along the Lower Zambezi river

  SHOW MORE HIGHLIGHTS  

Itinerary

Day 1 - Nairobi ( 6th Oct 2018 )

Border Information: If you are joining the trip in Nairobi, you will most likely enter Kenya at Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (IATA code: NBO).

Welcome to Nairobi! There will be a group meeting today at our joining hotel at 10:00am - your tour leader will meet you at the hotel reception. Your leader will leave a note at reception telling you where this important meeting will take place.

You will then have time to explore Nairobi fully - possible activities include visiting the Karen Blixen Museum, the National Museum and the Langata Giraffe Centre. Your tour leader will let you know some of our reccommendations however you are more than welcome to move through the city independently for the day!

 

Daily Activities

Optional Activities

These activities are not included in the itinerary, however they are available to book and/or payable locally.

NNP Animal orphanage & Safari walk, Nairobi

KES 500
Explore the museum at the site of the former home of Karen Blixen, the author of 'Out of Africa'
KES 1200

Learn all about the different tribal groups of Kenya at the Bomas of Kenya cultural centre in Nairobi

USD 40
Visit the Langata Giraffe Centre in Nairobi
KES 1000
Discover some of Kenya's ancient hominids at the National Museum in Nairobi

KES 1200
Head out on a guided safari walk in Nairobi National Park
USD 25
Day 2 - Amboseli National Park ( 7th Oct 2018 )

Today we will head to Amboseli National Park. Here you can experience the iconic view of the African plain with Mount Kilimanjaro standing majestically in the background. We will drive through the park in our truck keeping a keen eye out for all of the animals we will pass.

Estimated Drive Time - 5-6 hours (please note that all drive times given here are the approximate number of hours that the truck will be in motion only, and does not include any time taken for coffee or lunch stops, border crossings, photo stops, activities en route, comfort breaks, shopping stops, toilet stops, etc. The times given are approximate estimates only and whilst given with the best of intentions, the drive times are heavily dependent on traffic, road conditions, weather, police roadblocks, and many other factors - flexibility is essential on any overland trip!).

 

Day 3 - Arusha, Amboseli National Park ( 8th Oct 2018 )

Border Information: Exit Kenya at Namanga, enter Tanzania at Namanga.

We will have an early start as we head south to cross the border into Tanzania. We will go to the town of Arusha, where we will stop for food shopping in preparation for our excursion to the Serengeti National Park. 

We will then head to our campsite on the outskirts of Arusha. On arrival we should have time to go on an optional walk to a nearby Maasai village, or visit a reptile house and snake-bite clinic that are run by the campsite. We will also prepare and re-pack for the Serengeti excursion starting the following day.

In Arusha we stay in a well equipped campsite.

Estimated Drive Time - 4-5 hours 

Daily Activities

Optional Activities

These activities are not included in the itinerary, however they are available to book and/or payable locally.

Visit to an African snake park

Free

Take a short walk to a nearby Maasai village to learn all about the life and culture of the Maasai people

USD 7
Day 4 - Tarangire National Park ( 9th Oct 2018 )

Today we will be met by our fleet of 6-person 4x4 jeeps - we will load the jeeps with our camping and personal gear, and then head out for our 4-day excursion to the Tarangire National Park, Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater, leaving our truck behind.

We will also be leaving our large bags behind (where they will be stored in a secure location), and advise you to bring along a smaller daypack for your personal gear for this trip that will need to be packed soon after the group meeting before we set off. You should pack clothing for 4 days (including a warm jumper or fleece and long trousers), a waterproof jacket, toiletries (including sun screen and insect repellent), your camera and charger, a small towel, a head torch, a water bottle, books and personal snacks, etc.

We will have safety talk with our safari guides and then on to a full day drive within Tarangire National Park. You should have many oportunities for photographs so remember your cameras!

Once we make it into our camp site for the evening will will have our evening meal before the opportunity for a night game drive to Lake Manyara.

Day 5-6 - Serengeti National Park, Lake Manyara National Park, Ngorongoro Crater ( 10th Oct 2018 to 11th Oct 2018 )

Today we have an optional bike ride or bush walk along the shore of Lake Manyara. Then we will experience the view from the birds perspective with a tree top walkway followed by a traditional Swahili buffet for lunch. 

After lunch we will make our way down into the plains of the Serengeti. We will take an evening game drive around the savanna before heading to our campsite - the area is one of the world's premier spot for wildlife viewing and we hope to able to find elephants, lions, leopards, giraffe and other big game during our time here!

Tonight we will stay at a campsite within the Serengeti National Park. The camp where we stay is very basic (with showers and flush toilets, but no other facilities) but is located right in the middle of the plains, surrounded by animals and their nocturnal noises! Your leader will outline the basic safety rules to be followed when camping in an unfenced location where wild animals are present.

The next morning we will get up very early and we set off in our jeeps for an early morning game drive in the heart of the Serengeti plains. The early morning is the best time of day for wildlife viewing, as many of the animals are at their most active while it is still cool.

There is an option this morning for to take a hot air balloon flight over the Serengeti instead of the game drive - demand is high for this activity, so this must be pre-booked at the time that you book your trip with Dragoman.

We will return to our campsite for lunch, and then aim to exit the Serengeti early afternoon. We will head back through the conservation area to our next campsite, on the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater, where we will arrive in the early evening.

Again, the campsite tonight is very basic and unfenced. It can often be quite cold on the crater rim so it is recommended that you take some warm clothes for this night.

 

Daily Activities

Included Activities

Head on an unforgettable safari in 4x4s into the Serengeti, Tarangire and Ngorongoro Crater National Reserves - three of the world's most incredible areas for wildlife spotting

Included in Kitty
Optional Activities

These activities are not included in the itinerary, however they are available to book and/or payable locally.

Hot Air Balloon ride in the Serengeti (this must be pre booked through your sales consultant - the cost for this is approximately USD650)

USD 650
Day 7 - Ngorongoro Crater, Arusha ( 12th Oct 2018 )

This morning we will have another early start to descend into the world-famous Ngorongoro Crater for a morning game drive. Again, the Ngorongoro Crater is an outstanding area for wildlife spotting, often described as a 'natural wildlife enclosure'. This is the best chance on the excursion to spot black rhinos as well as a myriad of other big game.

We will spend as long as our entry tickets allow in the Ngorongoro Crater before departing, which will usually give us about 3-4 hours of game driving. We will then be dropped off at our campsite back in Arusha, where we are re-united with our truck.

We will have a well-deserved free afternoon to relax at our excellent campsite or to do some of the optional activites on offer here.

 

Daily Activities

Optional Activities

These activities are not included in the itinerary, however they are available to book and/or payable locally.

Visit to an African snake park

Free

Take a short walk to a nearby Maasai village to learn all about the life and culture of the Maasai people

USD 7
Day 8-9 - Marangu, Lushoto ( 13th Oct 2018 to 14th Oct 2018 )

This morning we will set off again in our overland truck and head east to Lushoto via Marangu, where we have a nightstop camping in the grounds of a beautiful colonial hotel at the base of Mount Kilimanjaro. We will go past the whole length of Mount Kilimanjaro where we'll hope for clear skies and fantastic views of the mountain from the road. If the weather allows we will have the option to do some stargazing at camp tonight.

In Lushoto we will camp in the grounds of a hotel. We have 2 nights here. On the second day we can go on a mountain walk for the morning and visit some great viewopints. We have time to recharge before we are on the move again!

Estimated Drive Time - 6-7 hours.

Daily Activities

Optional Activities

These activities are not included in the itinerary, however they are available to book and/or payable locally.

Half day trek out to the stunning Irente view point and community visit to the Irente villages

USD 25
Day 10 - Zanzibar ( 15th Oct 2018 )

Border Information: If joining at Zanzibar, you will most likely enter Tanzania from Zanzibar Abeid Amani Karume International Airport (IATA code: ZNZ).

There will be an informal meet-and-greet and orientation of Stone Town with our local Zanzibar guide at 6:00pm - please meet at the reception of the joining hotel at this time if you wish to take part in this orientation. Please note that you will not usually meet your regular Dragoman crew tonight, as they will be arriving in Dar es Salaam this evening and will travel to Zanzibar with members of their previous group tomorrow. 

Please note that many of the options listed below will only be possible for those with extra time in Zanzibar before the start of your trip with us - please contact the Sales team if you would like to book pre-tour accommodation with us to have extra time exploring Zanzibar.

In Stone Town we will stay in a good local hotel.

Please note that the first 4 days of this section overlap with our "YND - Nairobi to Zanzibar" trip, so some of the group that come to Zanzibar will leave before we take the ferry to Dar es Salaam. This is because Zanzibar is part of both trips, so it means customers going all the way through do not follow our Zanzibar itinerary twice!

Day 11 - Zanzibar ( 16th Oct 2018 )

Today will be a free day to explore Stone Town, the atmospheric old town on the exotic and beautiful island of Zanzibar!

Your Dragoman crew will arrive on Zanzibar this afternoon, and there will be an important meeting at 6:00pm at the joining hotel - there will then be the option going for sunset drinks at Africa House and heading out to the night markets for a local dinner.

Daily Activities

Included Activities
Explore the beautiful and historic streets of Zanzibar's Stone Town
Included in Kitty
Day 12-13 - Zanzibar ( 17th Oct 2018 to 18th Oct 2018 )

On our second day on Zanzibar we will join our local guide for a very interesting and informative tour around the sights of Stone Town and learn about the history of the island. We will then head away from town and take in a tour of a spice plantation, enjoy a local lunch with our guide, then head to Nungwi beach at the very north of the island. Nungwi is the Indian Ocean at its best - bright white sand, sparkling blue sea outstanding seafood and a fantastic chilled atmosphere.

On our third day on Zanzibar, we will have free time to enjoy Nungwi beach and relax, or to try snorkeling, diving, or other beach activities, or maybe go further afield looking for Red Colobus monkeys in the Jozani Forest.

In Nungwi we will spend both nights in a good hotel right on the shore of the ocean.

Daily Activities

Included Activities

Guided tour of Spice Plantations and local lunch

Included in Kitty
Optional Activities

These activities are not included in the itinerary, however they are available to book and/or payable locally.

Snorkelling day trip, Zanzibar

USD 40

Dhow trip, Zanzibar

USD 20
Explore the beautiful 'Prison' Island near Zanzibar

USD 30

Scuba diving in the incredible waters of the Indian Ocean near Zanzibar (per dive)

USD 55

Walk through the Jozani Forest in search of the very rare Red Colobus monkeys

USD 30
Day 14 - Dar Es Salaam ( 19th Oct 2018 )

Today we will return to Stone Town and then take a ferry from Zanzibar to Dar es Salaam, before travelling on the local commuter barge from the city centre to the suburb of Kigamboni. The ferry will take about 2 hours and 30 minutes. The rest of the afternoon will be free to relax at the campsite.

In Dar es Salaam we stay at a beautiful and well-equipped beach camp on the southern side of the bay across from the city.

Daily Activities

Included Activities

Ferry back from Zanzibar to Dar Es Salaam

Included in Kitty
Optional Activities

These activities are not included in the itinerary, however they are available to book and/or payable locally.

Sunset kayak trip to explore the mangroves near Dar es Salaam
USD 15
Day 15 - Iringa, Mikumi ( 20th Oct 2018 )

We have a couple of big drives ahead of us to reach Malawi, starting with a journey out of Dar es Salaam and through the hills of the Mikumi National Park.

We will stay in a well-equipped campsite on a working ranch 52kms south of the town of Iringa.

Estimated Drive Time - 11-12 hours (please note that all drive times given here are the approximate number of hours that the truck will be in motion only, and does not include any time taken for coffee or lunch stops, border crossings, photo stops, activities en route, comfort breaks, shopping stops, toilet stops, etc. The times given are approximate estimates only and whilst given with the best of intentions, the drive times are heavily dependent on traffic, road conditions, weather, police roadblocks, and many other factors - flexibility is essential on any overland trip!).

Day 16 - Chitimba ( 21st Oct 2018 )

Border Information: Exit Tanzania at Songwe, enter Malawi at Songwe.

Today is another travel day as we cross the southern highlands of Tanzania and enter Malawi, arriving at the beaches of Chitimba on the northwestern shores of Lake Malawi.

In Chitimba we will stay in a beautiful campsite on the beach.

Estimated Drive Time - 11-12 hours

Day 17-18 - Chitimba, Kande ( 22nd Oct 2018 to 23rd Oct 2018 )

This morning, depending on the preferences of the group, we may have to chance for a short village walk or a woodcarving lesson in Chitimba. We will then continue south along the coast of Lake Malawi to Kande beach, a beautiful spot on the lake shore.

Estimated Drive Time - 5-6 hours.

On the following day we will have a free day on Kande beach to relax or to get involved in some of the optional activities available here - there are watersports on the lake, horse riding through the forests and on the beaches, and village walks to see a little bit of the life of the local Tonga people.

In Kande we will stay in a well-equipped campsite.

Daily Activities

Optional Activities

These activities are not included in the itinerary, however they are available to book and/or payable locally.

Woodcarving lessons with the locals in Chitimba

USD 10

Village walk around Chitimba

USD 10
Guided walk and visit to a local Tonga village
USD 10
Horse Riding excursions in the forests and beaches near Lake Malawi
USD 90
Canoe hire to explore Lake Malawi from the water
USD 10
Snorkelling excursion to Lake Malawi
USD 15
Day 19 - Lilongwe ( 24th Oct 2018 )

Today we will head to the Malawian capital of Lilongwe. Hopefully we will arrive by mid-afternoon so that we have the chance to explore the city, its markets and its shops.

In Lilongwe we will camp in a well-equipped campsite.

Estimated Drive Time - 6-7 hours.

Day 20-21 - South Luangwa National Park ( 25th Oct 2018 to 26th Oct 2018 )

Border Information: Exit Malawi at Mchinji, enter Zambia at Mchinji.

Today our journey continues across the Zambian border to the stunning South Luangwa National Park, where we will stay for 2 nights.

If we make good enough time on the drive to the campsite, then there may be opportunity for an optional extra game drive upon arrival tonight.

Estimated Drive Time - 7-8 hours.

On the following day we will have an included early morning game drive and an included evening game drive, both in open-sided safari vehicles.

South Luangwa National Park is a hidden gem on the safari circuit; it is rarely visited due to its remote setting, but has some incredible populations of wildlife and is one of the only parks in Southern Africa that is open for night driving with spotlights when many of the big game is at its most active. 

In South Luangwa National Park we will stay in a well-equipped campsite.

Daily Activities

Included Activities

Kawaza village visit, South Luangwa National Park

Included in Kitty
Day 22 - Luangwa River ( 27th Oct 2018 )

Today we have a full day drive towards the Lower Zambezi area.

Tonight we will stay in a well-equipped campsite at the bridge over the River Luangwa. 

Estimated Drive Time - 9-10 hours.

Day 23 - Lower Zambezi Area ( 28th Oct 2018 )

Today we drive to our well equipped campsite on the banks of the Lower Zambezi. 

Tonight we will meet our guides who will take us on our two-day canoeing expedition on the Lower Zambezi on the following day - they will give us a full briefing about the canoeing trip on arrival.

Estimated Drive Time - 8-9 hours.

Day 24-25 - Lower Zambezi Area ( 29th Oct 2018 to 30th Oct 2018 )

Today we head out on our 2-day/2-night canoeing trip on the Lower Zambezi river.

This is a fully participatory expedition - everyone will pair up, go out in 2-person canoes and paddle themselves, following the lead boat! Everyone also gets involved in setting up the camps and cooking. All of our gear will be carried in a supply canoe, and wild camps are erected on islands in the river along the way.

This is a fantastic way to see the river, the scenery and some of the wildlife in the area!

Daily Activities

Included Activities

2 night canoe wildlife safari in the Lower Zambezi area

Included in Kitty
Day 26 - Livingstone ( 31st Oct 2018 )

After breakfast, we have an early morning transfer from our second island wild camp on a fast barge back to the truck, and then continue our journey to Livingstone, on the Zambian side of the world-famous Victoria Falls.

In Livingstone we will stay in a well equipped campsite.

Estimated Drive Time - 9-10 hours.

Day 27 - Victoria Falls ( 1st Nov 2018 )

Border Information: Exit Zambia at Victoria Falls, enter Zimbabwe at Victoria Falls.

Today we cross the border to Zimbabwe and to the world famous Victoria Falls, the largest waterfalls in Africa!

Upon arrival in Victoria Falls we will go for a briefing for possible optional adventure activities, then we will have an included visit to the main viewpoints over the awe-inspiring Victoria Falls.

In Victoria Falls we will stay in a well equipped campsite.

Estimated Drive Time - 1-2 hours.

Daily Activities

Included Activities

Visit to the incredible Victoria Falls

Included in Kitty
Day 28 - Victoria Falls ( 2nd Nov 2018 )

Border Information: If joining the trip in Victoria Falls, you will most likely enter Zimbabwe at Victoria Falls Airport (IATA code: VFA).

There will be a group meeting at 10:00am at the Victoria Falls Rest Camp. Your leader will leave a note on the reception with the details of this important meeting - when you arrive you will easily spot the Dragoman truck as well (to the right-hand-side of the reception), where you'll be able to meet one of our crew.

This afternoon we will have an included visit to the main viewpoints over the awe-inspiring Victoria Falls.

Please note that many of the options listed below will only be possible for those with extra time in Victoria Falls before the start of your trip with us - please contact the Sales team if you would like to book pre-tour accommodation with us to have extra time exploring Victoria Falls.

In Victoria Falls we will camp in a well equipped campsite. Our camping ground is centrally located on the Zambezi River only four kilometres from the Falls, the perfect place to use as a base for the vast array of adventure activities on offer in the area. Please note that no meals are included in Victoria Falls.

Daily Activities

Included Activities

Visit to the incredible Victoria Falls

Included in Kitty
Day 29 - Victoria Falls ( 3rd Nov 2018 )

Today is a free day to allow you to participate in some of the many optional activities on offer. There are various activities and excursions to choose from, including white water rafting and canoeing, horse riding, abseiling or gorge swinging!

Daily Activities

Optional Activities

These activities are not included in the itinerary, however they are available to book and/or payable locally.

Take a relaxing sunset cruise on the Zambezi
USD 55
See the incredible Victoria Falls from the air with a helicopter flight over the waterfalls
USD 152
Bungee jump (111m) from the bridge over the Second Gorge of the Victoria Falls
USD 135

White water rafting on the Zambezi

USD 150

Visit to the incredible Victoria Falls

Free
Horse riding along the scenic banks of the Zambezi
USD 95
Enjoy a relaxing canoeing trip on the River Zambezi
USD 110
Take a guided walk to a local Matabele village
USD 55
Day 30 - Chobe National Park, Kasane ( 4th Nov 2018 )

Border Information: exit Zimbabwe at Kazangula, enter Botswana at Kazangula.

Today our journey begins with a drive across the border into Botswana and the town of Kasane, the gateway to the beautiful Chobe National Park.

This afternoon we will visit the park by taking a boat trip down the Chobe river, seeing how many animals we can spot! The boat trip provides a fantastic opportunity to take some stunning wildlife photographs, getting extremely close to the animals without disturbing them.

In Kasane we will stay in a well equipped campsite in the grounds of a safari lodge.

Estimated Drive Time - 3-4 hours (please note that all drive times given here are the approximate number of hours that the truck will be in motion only, and does not include any time taken for coffee or lunch stops, border crossings, photo stops, activities en route, comfort breaks, shopping stops, toilet stops, etc. The times given are approximate estimates only and whilst given with the best of intentions, the drive times are heavily dependent on traffic, road conditions, weather, police roadblocks, and many other factors - flexibility is essential on any overland trip!).

Daily Activities

Included Activities

Take a boat trip to view Chobe National Park's profilic wildlife from the water

Included in Kitty
Optional Activities

These activities are not included in the itinerary, however they are available to book and/or payable locally.

Head out on a safari in Chobe National Park in an open-top jeep

BWP 200
Day 31 - Hwange National Park ( 5th Nov 2018 )

We have an early start today as we head towards Hwange National Park. We will take an included afternoon game drive in local safari trucks through Hwange National Park.

In Hwange National Park we will camp in the National Park.

Estimated Drive Time - 3-4 hours 

Daily Activities

Included Activities

Jeep safari in Hwange National Park

Included in Kitty

Visit to the Painted Dog Conservation project near Hwange

Included in Kitty
Day 32 - Bulawayo ( 6th Nov 2018 )

This morning we will head out on an early morning game drive within Hwange National Park. In the afternoon we will travel to city of Bulawayo in the southeast of Zimbabwe.

In Bulawayo we will stay in a campground with shared facilities, where some upgrades are available.

Estimated Drive Time - 5-6 hours.

Daily Activities

Optional Activities

These activities are not included in the itinerary, however they are available to book and/or payable locally.

Learn all about the eco-systems of Southern Africa at Bulawayo's excellent Natural History Museum
USD 10
Visit the fascinating Railway Museum in Bulawayo
USD 1
Visit Bulawayo's National Art Gallery
USD 2
Explore the ancient ruined capital of the Butua civilisation at Khami
USD 10
Visit the animal rescue sanctuary at Chipangali
USD 10
Day 33 - Bulawayo, Matobo National Park ( 7th Nov 2018 )

Today we will have an included day trip to explore the Mataobo National Park, home to a large population of black and white rhinoceros. We have an incredible safari to track them on foot, and also have the chance to visit the grave of Cecil Rhodes and learn all about Zimbabwe's past. 

 

Daily Activities

Included Activities

Guided walking safari in search of White Rhino in Matobo National Park

Included in Kitty

Learn all about the colonial history of Southern Africa at a visit to the grave of Cecil Rhodes

Included in Kitty
Day 34 - Makgadikgadi Pans ( 8th Nov 2018 )

Border Information: Exit Zimbabwe at Plumtree, enter Botswana at Ramokgwebana.

Leaving Zimbabwe behind, we have a long drive day today into Botswana to the Makgadikgadi Pans National Park, home to one of the largest salt pans in the world.

At the Makgadikgadik Pans we will camp at a well equipped campsite.

Estimated Drive Time - 10-11 hours.

Day 35 - Makgadikgadi Pans ( 9th Nov 2018 )

Today we will have the time for optional excursions into the Makgadikgadi Pans to see the incredible scenery and go in search of meerkats! 

 

Daily Activities

Optional Activities

These activities are not included in the itinerary, however they are available to book and/or payable locally.

Visit and explore a local cattlepost village
USD 80

Overnight or day trip out on quads to explore the Makgadikgadi Pans

USD 195

Take a day trip by 4x4 jeep to explore the Nxai Xini Salt Pan

USD 120
Take a guided walk around the immense baobab trees found in the area
USD 35
Day 36 - Shakawe ( 10th Nov 2018 )

Today we have a big drive from our camp in the Makgadikgadi Pans National Park to our base camp for the Okavango Delta experience.

Drive Distance - approx 580km / 9hrs

We will spend the night in a camp site with facilities.

Day 37-38 - Okavango Delta ( 11th Nov 2018 to 12th Nov 2018 )

Today we will drive to the village of Sepupa (Estimated Drive Time - 4-5 hours), where we leave our vehicle and board boats out over to Mokoba island.

Here we will meet our 'mokoro' team, who will take us out into the stunningly beautiful area of the Okavango. We'll board the mokoros (which are small dugout-style canoes) and get poled out into the reed beds of the delta. Each canoe takes two people and is poled through the meandering waterways. Reeds and lily pads line the streams, and birds startled by the mokoros rise out of the long grasses. Punting along, the peace may be shattered by the deep grunting of hippos.

We'll be camping out on an island in the middle of a wilderness area (at a permanent campsite with facilities). All food will be provided by our local hosts.

The next day we will explore the island on foot, and then take the mokoros out to a different island for more game walks, lunch, and then mokoro back to camp. Hopefully we will have the opportunity to swim in a safe area of the delta and have a try at poling the canoes ourselves! We will stay overnight at a houseboat.

Daily Activities

Included Activities

Head on an unforgettable 2-day/1-night guided safari deep into the Okavango Delta, including Mokoro trips and bushwalking safaris

Included in Kitty
Day 39 - Grootfontein ( 13th Nov 2018 )

Today we will have an early start and cross the border into Namibia, to the area north of the town of Grootfontein. This region is home to many of the San people, and we will visit a village community project here - we will go on a fascinating 'bushwalk', learning all about the survival skills, crafts and traditional life from our local San guides! After this, we will head to our campsite for the evening.

In Grootfontein we will stay in a well equipped campsite.

Estimated Drive Time - 8 hours.

Daily Activities

Included Activities

Visit to the San Village project near Grootfontein

Included in Kitty
Optional Activities

These activities are not included in the itinerary, however they are available to book and/or payable locally.

Visit the Hoba meteorite, the largest known meteorite on Earth

NAD 10
Day 40-41 - Etosha National Park ( 14th Nov 2018 to 15th Nov 2018 )

Today we head west to the stunning Etosha National Park.

Etosha is one of the world's most pre-eminent wildlife areas, and we have an excellent chance to spot some of Africa's most famous animals such as elephant, lion, giraffe, zebra, leopard, oryx, impala, and rhino!

We will stay in the park for 2 days, giving us plenty of opportunity for game drives in our truck in search of the animals here.

In Etosha National Park we will stay in a mixture of the campsites of Namutoni, Halali or Okaukuejo according to availability, all of which are superbly located within the National Park, have excellent facilities and are situated next to watering holes where many animals come for a drink at night.

Estimated Drive Time - 4-5 hours each day.

Daily Activities

Optional Activities

These activities are not included in the itinerary, however they are available to book and/or payable locally.

Overland safari through Etosha National Park with excellent wildlife

Free
Day 42 - Spitzkoppe ( 16th Nov 2018 )

Today we will drive south to the stunning mountains of Spitzkoppe. This remote region has breathtaking sunsets and sunrises as the colour of the landscape takes on remarkable oranges and reds.

In Spitzkoppe we will wild camp with very limited facilities. 

Estimated Drive Time - 5-7 hours.

Daily Activities

Optional Activities

These activities are not included in the itinerary, however they are available to book and/or payable locally.

Time to explore in the stunning landscape of Spitzkoppe

Free
Day 43-44 - Cape Cross, Swakopmund ( 17th Nov 2018 to 18th Nov 2018 )

Today we will continue to the old German colonial town of Swakopmund, where we will have 2 nights to explore the town and enjoy some of the many optional adventure activities on offer.

We will also have an included visit to Cape Cross en route from Spitzkoppe, to experience the sight, sound and smell of thousands of olive-coloured seals on the shore.

In Swakopmund we will stay in group Cabins, near town. 

Estimated Drive Time - 5-6 hours.

Daily Activities

Optional Activities

These activities are not included in the itinerary, however they are available to book and/or payable locally.

Learn about Namibia's marine life at the Swakopmund Aquarium
NAD 30

Learn all about the German colonial history of the area at the Swakopmund Museum

ZAR 25

Take a scenic flight over the Forbidden Coast and the Skeleton Coast

NAD 4000

Explore the townships of Swakopmund, meeting the local Damara, Herero and Ovambo people

NAD 400

Head out for a fun morning of sandboarding on the dunes near Swakopmund

NAD 400

Explore the ocean by boat and search for dolphins, seals, and other marine life

NAD 600

Head out for a quad-biking trip into the Namib deserts near Swakopmund

NAD 550

Go in search of dolphins on a sea kayak trip off the coast of Swakopmund

NAD 800

Take a boat out for off-shore fishing in the seas near the Forbidden Coast

NAD 1200

Head out on horseback to explore the beautiful area around Swakopmund

NAD 690
Day 45 - Sesriem & Soussusvlei, Namib Desert ( 19th Nov 2018 )

Today we will drive from Swakopmund to Sesriem, our base for exploring the spectacular Namib Desert. If time allows, en route we will have the option to take a short walking tour of the desert around Solitaire where we can learn all about the ecosystem of the desert - please note that our time available for this is dependent on the time of the sunset, as they close the gates to our Sesriem campsite at sunset.

In Sesriem we will camp at a well equipped campsite.

Estimated Drive Time - 9-10 hours.

 

Day 46 - Bethanie, Sesriem & Soussusvlei ( 20th Nov 2018 )

Today we have an early morning start to climb to the top of the famous Dune 45 for a dramatic and incredible sunrise view across a vast sea of sand. We will also have chance to explore the otherworldy landscape of the Dead Vlei. In the afternoon, we head south to our river camp near the small town of Bethanie.

At Bethanie we will camp at an eco-tourism campsite.

Estimated Drive Time - 5-6 hours (not including the Dune 45 excursion).

Daily Activities

Included Activities

Explore the vast dunefields at Sossusvlei

Included in Kitty

Explore the other-worldly landscapes of the Sossusvlei and Dead Vlei salt pans

Included in Kitty
Day 47 - Fish River Canyon ( 21st Nov 2018 )

Today we head south to the dramatic scenery of the Fish River Canyon. Here we will have some time for exploration and taking in the beautiful sunset over the canyon. 

At Fish River Canyon we will camp in a basic campsite.

Estimated Drive Time - 8 hours.

Daily Activities

Included Activities

Time to explore and take in the jaw-dropping vistas at the Fish River Canyon

Included in Kitty
Day 48 - Noordoewer ( 22nd Nov 2018 )

This morning we will drive to Noordoewer, next to the scenic banks of the Gariep (Orange) River - the natural border between Namibia and South Africa. If there is sufficient water in the river we may be able to take an optional canoeing tour on the Orange River. 

NB: If we have arrived late the previous day, the Tour Leader may opt to spend more time at Fish River Canyon before driving to Noordoewer.

In Noordoewer we will stay in a well equipped campsite.

Estimated Drive Time - 3-5 hours.

Daily Activities

Optional Activities

These activities are not included in the itinerary, however they are available to book and/or payable locally.

Raft the Orange River on the border of South Africa and Namibia

NAD 250

Head out on a short canoe trip on the Orange River, which marks the boundary of Namibia and South Africa

NAD 280

Enjoy a dip in the hot springs at Ais Ais

USD 5
Day 49 - Citrusdal ( 23rd Nov 2018 )

Border Information: Exit Namibia at Noordoewer, enter South Africa at Noordoewer.

Today we cross the border into South Africa and head down the Western Cape to camp site near Citrusdal. In the evening we will have the option for some wine tasting!

We will stay in a well equipped campsite.

Estimated Drive Time - 8-9 hours.

Daily Activities

Optional Activities

These activities are not included in the itinerary, however they are available to book and/or payable locally.

Sample the delicious wines from the vineyards at the base of the Cederberg Mountains

ZAR 70
Day 50 - Cape Town ( 24th Nov 2018 )

Our final day takes us down the Western Cape to the charming and beautiful city of Cape Town.

This evening you will have the opportunity to enjoy a final group meal to say goodbye to your fellow travellers.

In Cape Town we stay in a well located and busy Hostel. 

Estimated Drive Time - 5-6 hours.

Daily Activities

Optional Activities

These activities are not included in the itinerary, however they are available to book and/or payable locally.

Head out on a full-day wine tasting tour of the famous area of Stellenbosch, just outside of Cape Town

ZAR 650

Return cable-car trip to the top of Table Mountain

ZAR 395

Excursion to the former jail on Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela was once imprisoned

ZAR 250

Abseiling, canyoning and hiking on Table Mountain and Platteklip Gorge

ZAR 895

Visit to the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens

ZAR 65

Full-day Shark Cage Diving excursion

ZAR 1400

Tour to the Cape of Good Hope and the Boulders Penguin Colony

ZAR 540

Tour of Cape Town Townships and the District Six Museum

ZAR 395

Visit to the colourful district of Bo Kaap

Free

Explore the Dutch-built Castle of Good Hope, the oldest colonial building in South Africa

ZAR 28

Freely explore the beautiful beaches of Cape Town, including those at False Bay, St. James, Clovelly or Fish Hoek

Free
Day 51 - ( 25th Nov 2018 )

Today marks the end of our fantastic adventure.

Border Information: If finishing in Cape Town, you will most likely exit South Africa at Cape Town International Airport (IATA code: CPT).

Please note there is no accommodation included on the trip tonight - please contact the Dragoman Sales team if you are interested in booking extra nights of accommodation in order to fully explore and take part in some of the optional activities listed below.

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WHAT OUR PASSENGERS SAY

The trip was well prepared, organized and going into some amazing places.
Sebastien B
Driver, guide and chef were excellent, so caring and kind, mature and well organised.
Gordon D
One of the most amazing things I've ever done. Never had so much fun and I can't wait to go again!!
Sacha W