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Itinerary: Cape Town to Zanzibar Overland

Cape Town to Zanzibar Overland

Wild deserts, mountains & coast of Namibia. Island camping in the Okavango Delta, Victoria Falls - Africa's greatest spectacle. 'Spice Island' Zanzibar & big game encounters in Etosha & Chobe NP.

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Cape Town to Zanzibar Overland

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Daily Highlights * covered by Optional Safari Pass
* 01 Depart Cape Town, Township Tour LD
02 Gariep (Orange) River BLD
03 Fish River Canyon, Namibia BLD
* 04 Sesriem, Namib Naukluft NP, 4 x 4 transfer BLD
05 Solitaire BLD
06 Swakopmund B
07 Swakopmund B
08 Spitzkoppe BLD
09 Etosha National Park, Game Drives BLD
10 Etosha National Park, Game Drives BLD
11 Windhoek BL
12 Kalahari, Bushman walk, Botswana BLD
13 Maun BLD
* 14 Okavango Delta, Mokoro & walking safari wilderness experience BLD
15 Maun BLD
16 Nata, Elephant Sands BLD
* 17 Kasane,Chobe National Park Game Drive and Fish Eagle Cruise BLD
18 Waterfront, Livingstone, Zambia B
19 Waterfront, Livingstone, Zambian Victoria Falls Visit B
20 Waterfront, Livingstone B
21 Lusaka BLD
22 Chipata BLD
* 23 + 24 South Luangwa National Park BLD
25 Lilongwe, Livingstonia Beach BLD
26 Malawi Beach BLD
27 Malawi Beach, Cultural Village Walk BLD
28 Chitimba BLD
29 Tanzania Border, Iringa BLD
30 Mikumi NP, Dar es Salaam BLD
31 Ferry to Zanzibar B
32 Zanzibar B
33 Zanzibar B
34 Zanzibar B
35 Ferry to Dar es Salaam D

Day 1 – 7
We begin our safari with a township tour in cosmopolitan Cape Town. We then travel north to camp beside the beautiful Orange (Gariep) River. In Namibia we enjoy awesome views over the dramatic Fish River Canyon and climb the world’s highest dunes in the Namib Naukluft Park. We relax for a few days and enjoy adventure activities on offer in the coastal town of Swakopmund – try skydiving, quad-biking or just soak up the atmosphere in one of Swakopmund’s many fine cafes.

Day 8 – 13
Leaving the coastal town of Swakopmund we head for Damaraland and camp amongst the eerie rock formations at Spitzkoppe before arriving in Etosha National Park to glimpse Namibia’s wildlife drinking at its year-round waterholes. Heading into Botswana we then take a cultural bushman walk to learn about life in the Kalahari.

Day 14 - 15
We embark on an exciting wilderness experience amongst the tranquil islands and watery channels of the Okavango Delta. By day we game view on foot and from our relaxing mokoro canoes and my night we enjoy the evening at our tented camp. We return back to Maun to overnight.

Day 16 – 20
Continuing to Chobe National Park via Nata, we enjoy a game drive in the Chobe National Park and relax on a sunset River Cruise. We hope to see the African fish eagle and perhaps also elephant hippo and buffalo coming to the river to drink. From Chobe we cross into Zambia and arrive at our camp on the banks of the Zambezi, near Livingstone. We visit Victoria Falls and take time out to enjoy this, Africa’s ‘Adventure Capital’. Optional activities here include white water rafting, bungy jumping, scenic flights and elephant back safaris!

Day 21 – 34
From Livingstone we drive north, pausing at Lusaka and Chipata before arriving at South Luangwa National Park for 2 nights. We cross the border to Malawi via Lilongwe, the capital to the stunning Lake Malawi for a day or two on the beach. There’s also the opportunity to meet the Malawi people, some of the friendliest in Africa, on a village walk. Crossing the border into Tanzania we hit the coast, passing by the Mikumi National Park to the bustling capital Dar es Salaam. Dar es Salaam we catch a ferry to Zanzibar - the ‘Spice Island’. This was once one of the most important centres on the East African coast – a centre of slaving and spices, and the base for many of the great 19th century explorers – David Livingstone, John Hanning Speke, Richard Burton and others. Time here is yours to enjoy at leisure. ‘Stone Town’ is the capital and entry point into the island and most people choose to spend at least one night here to explore the alleys, markets and architecture of the town – but then to venture a little farther afield to the north (or the east) coast to palm-fringed beaches and the warm blue ocean for some ‘serious’ relaxation.

NB As we leave the truck on the mainland, basic tourist class accommodation on Zanzibar is included in the Local Payment but for the sake of flexibility meals are left for your own account. Typically we spend one night in Stone Town and the next three nights in the north of the island at one of the beaches. Your tour leader will be available to assist if you experience any problems but there are no set activities - the time is entirely at leisure

Day 35
Finally we return to ‘Dar’ and our beachside campsite, where our tour ends. (You may prefer to finish your tour on Zanzibar and remain there a few days. There are regular flights to Nairobi and from there you can connect beyond).

Price:
GB £ 2335

PLUS optional Adventure Pass US $ 520.00
.
Adventure Pass to be paid in the currency listed on the website (usually US dollars in clean, un-torn post 2006 edition notes) directly to your Tour Leader in Africa at the beginning of the tour, or pre-paid by arrangement.

The Optional Adventure pass covers the following:
Township Tour
Sosusvlei 4 x 4 transfer
Okavango Delta Excursion
Chobe Game Drive
Chobe Sunset Cruise

Optional Activities & Excursions:
Wine tasting US$10
Orange River canoe US$40
Quad Biking US $ 50
Tandem Skydive US$ 210
Swakpopmund Township Tour US $ 40
Okavango Delta scenic fligh US$ 425
Victoria Falls Bungy Jump US$ 170
White water rafting US$190
Helicopter/Microlight flights From US$ 155
Livingstone Game Walk US$ 90
Malawi village walk US$ 7
Malawi Horse Riding US$ 70
Livingstonia Day Hike US$ 7
Zanzibar Spice Tour US$25- 35
Scuba Diving US$175

Included in Price:
Fully equipped safari vehicle, camping and cooking equipment, all road tolls and vehicle taxes, all ground transportation, services of two crew, sleeping mattress, meals as indicated.

Not Included:
Local Payment excursions, visas, travel insurance, flights, departure taxes, airport transfers, sleeping bag, optional activities, tips, drinks, items of a personal nature and Zanzibar meals (3 nights).

Note: This tour can be booked as an accommodated tour. Please request rates at the time of booking. Discounts do not apply.

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