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Itinerary: Ocean to Ocean - Southern Africa Overland Trip

Ocean to Ocean - Southern Africa Overland Trip

An overland safari which will take you through the diverse landscapes of southern Africa through the barren desert to the cold Atlantic and warm Indian ocean coastlines, to thriving game parks, wild savannah and the roaring Victoria Falls

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Ocean to Ocean - Southern Africa Overland Trip

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Daily Highlights * covered by Optional Adventure Pass

* 01 Depart Cape Town, Township Tour, Citrus Area LD
02 Gariep (Orange) River BLD
03 Fish River Canyon BLD
* 04 Sesriem, Namib Naukluft Park, 4x4 transfer BLD
05 Solitaire
06 Swakopmund B
07 Swakopmund B
08 Spitzkoppe, Bushman Paintings BLD
09 Etosha National Park, Game Drives BLD
10 Etosha National Park, Game Drives BLD
11 Windhoek BL
12 Kalahari, Bushman Walk BLD
13 Maun BLD
* 14 Okavango Delta, Mokoro/ Walking Safari Wilderness Experience BLD
15 Maun BLD
16 Nata, Elephant Sands, BLD
* 17 Chobe National Park,Afternoon Game Cruise BLD
* 18 Chobe National Park, game drive, Waterfront, Livingstone B
19 Waterfront, Livingstone, Zambia Victoria Falls Visit B
20 Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe B
* 21 Hwange NP, game drive BLD
22 Bulawayo, Khami Ruins BLD
* 23 Matobo National Park, game drive/walk, Bulawayo BLD
24 Limpopo Province, South Africa BLD
25 Hazyview, Greater Kruger area BLD
26 Kruger National Park, game drives BLD
27 Xai Xai, Mozambique BLD
28 Vilanculos BLD
29 Vilanculos - Magaruque Island Dhow Safari BLD
30 - 31 Inhambane, Tofo B x 2 L x 2 D x 2
32 Komatipoot, South Africa BLD
33 Johannesburg B


Day 1 – 3
Depart Cape, Township tour, Gariep (Orange) River, Fish River Canyon
We begin with a cultural tour of Cape Town’s townships and enjoy a traditional lunch before travelling north through the citrus area of the Western Cape to semi-desert of Namaqualand and our camp on the banks of the Gariep (Orange) River. Crossing into Namibia our first stop is at one of the natural wonders of Africa - the Fish River Canyon. In some places 500m deep and over 160km long, this almost rivals the Grand Canyon for its breath-taking views.

Day 4 – 7
Namib Naukluft NP, Solitaire, Swakopmund
Continuing north, we arrive at the Namib Naukluft Park. The Namib is the world’s oldest desert and home to the world’s highest sand dunes (up to 300m high). We visit Sossusvlei and (energy permitting) climb to the top for a panoramic view of sunrise over the vast sea of sand. We continue to the town of Swakopmund, a coastal resort town sandwiched between the desert and the ocean. Relax in one of the town’s many cafes or enjoy one of the thrilling adventure sports on offer, from deep sea fishing to skydiving and sand-boarding.

Day 8 – 12
Spitzkoppe, Bushman paintings, Etpsha NP - Game Drives, Windhoek
This morning we depart from Swakopmund and travel into Damaraland to the eerie and spectacular Spitzkoppe. We continue to Etosha National Park, a reserve of over 20,000 sq. km surrounding a central salt pan, which features 114 mammal and 340 bird species. We take morning and afternoon game drives and camp for two nights near floodlit waterholes for some exciting night viewing. We continue to Windhoek, Namibia’s pleasant capital city before heading to Botswana.

Day 13 – 15
Ghanzi - Bushman Walk, Okavango Delta,
We skirt the northern reaches of the Kalahari Desert and join local Bushmen for a desert walk before continuing to Maun, gateway to the Okavango Delta. The Okavango is a natural wetland, an elaborate world of giant lily pads, labyrinthine channels and swaying grasses. We venture out into the Okavango itself to explore the oxbow lakes and flood plains on foot and by dugout canoe (mokoro). We spend a night in a tented camp on a grassy island in the midst of this watery world for an unforgettable wilderness experience!

Day 16 – 19
Nata, Elephant Sands, Chobe Game Cruise, Livingstone, Zambia
We turn towards the northern corner of Botswana, passing Nata, Elephant Sands and Kasane. Chobe National Park is home to some of the largest elephant populations anywhere in Africa as well as lion and abundant birdlife. We take an afternoon Fish Eagle Cruise in search of elephant and hippo. From Chobe, we cross into Zambia and drive to our relaxing riverside camp in Livingstone. Why not try one of the many optional activities around Victoria Falls, including white water rafting, canoeing, bungy jumping, horse riding or a scenic flight over the Falls to name but a few. We also visit the ‘Falls’ themselves.

Day 20—24
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe - Hwange National Park -Khami Ruins, Bulawayo - Matobo National Park

We cross the border into Zimbabwe and enjoy a day at leisure. From Victoria Falls, we drive the short distance to Zimbabwe’s premier game-viewing area – Hwange National Park, where an afternoon game drive is on offer to see the large herds of elephant that the park is so famous for and perhaps see rare species like African wild dogs or brown hyena. Our next stop is via Khami Ruins, and important archaelogical site and formal trading centre to Bulawayo, Zimbabwe’s second largest city. We head into the Matobo National Park, where we game drive and track on foot to see ancient rock paintings and the last significant population of the endangered white rhino in Zimbabwe. Continuing south we cross the border into South Africa for the night.

Day 25—33
Kruger National Park, South Africa, Xai Xai, Vilanculos, Tofo, Inhambane, Mozambique - Johannesburg, South Africa

We make our way to the spectacular Greater Kruger area and the Kruger National Park for a full day open 4x4 game drive. Home to the ‘Big 5’, this is southern Africa’s largest and best known reserve where exciting animal sightings are almost guaranteed. We cross the border into tropical Mozambique and head north to enjoy a few days relaxing at the rustic resorts of Xai Xai, Vilanculos and Tofu, Inhambane. These feature sandy beaches fringed with palm trees, a balmy climate and the azure and warm Indian Ocean alive with marine-life. A Dhow Safari – Magaruque Island snorkelling trip is included and many optional activities are on offer. Alternatively, simply relax in a hammock, take a long walk on the near-deserted bleached-white sand or feast on a seafood lunch. Finally we cross the border back into South Africa pausing for the night en-route to vibrant Johannesburg, where our exciting tour ends.


Age:
Our tours are designed to meet the expectations of adults in the 18-39 age bracket. If you are older, please enquire to one of our friendly consultants to ensure that you book a tour suited to your expectations

Price:
GB £ 2675

PLUS optional Adventure Pass US $ 610.00
.
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:

Cape Town Township Tour
Sosusvlei Dunes, 4 x 4 transfer
Okavango Delta Excursion
Chobe National Park Sunset Cruise and Game Drive
Matobo NP - Game Drive/Rhino Walk
Hwange National Park - Game Drive


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$190
Helicopter/Microlight flights US$ 155
Livingstone Game Walk US$ 90
Whale Shark Ocean Safari - US$ 50
Snorkelling Mozambique - US$ 85
Scuba Diving - US$ 150
Horse Riding - US$ 30
Surf Lessons - US$ 20 (2 hours)

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

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

This overland tour is designed to meet the expectations of adults in the 18-39 age bracket. Regrettably, if you do not fit into this age we cannot accept the booking.

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