32 Day Cape Town to Dar Es Salaam Camping, South Africa Safari

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Destination: South Africa Safari

Duration: 32 days

Departs From: Cape Town

Regions Included:South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi


Explore South Africa's Cederberg Mountain Region and enjoy game viewing in varoius Game Parks. Experience life within the traditional Himba tribe of Namibia and discover the secret behind their unique hairstyles.

Itinerary

Day 1 South Africa - Cederberg Mountain Region
Leaving Cape Town you make your first stop at Table View and take photos of Table Mountain from across Table Bay. On the way to the Cederberg you visit Khwa ttu where you enjoy a San guided tour and museum visit. After the tour, lunch will be prepared, after which you continue to your campsite in the Cederberg region. You arrive at your camp and your guides will give you a full briefing on the tour.
Meals: Lunch, Dinner
Overnight: Marcuskraal


Day 2 Namaqualand - Gariep (Orange) River
After an early start, you head north via the distant town of Springbok, best known for its diamonds, copper and spring flowers. You then proceed to your camp located right beside the Namibian border. The camp is situated on the riverbank that forms the border between South Africa and Namibia.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Overnight: Fiddlers Creek Campsite


Day 3 Namibia - Gariep (Orange) River - Fish River Canyon
This morning there's the chance to see the beautiful river valley by canoe or just relax at camp. After lunch you cross the border and travel to the Fish River Canyon. After a scenic walk along the edge of the canyon you enjoy your dinner while watching the sunset. This is also a fantastic photo opportunity.
Optional Activity: Half-Day Canoe Adventure.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Overnight: Hobas Campsite


Day 4 Namib-Naukluft National Park
You arrive at the Namib-Naukluft National Park and set up camp, then enjoy a short hike into the Sesriem Canyon. Tonight you enjoy the star-studded sky and enduring silence of the Namib Desert, only occasionally interrupted by the call of a Jackal or, a rather unique lizard, the barking gecko!
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Overnight: Sesriem Campsite


Day 5 Sossusvlei Dunes - Namib-Naukluft National Park
This is your earliest morning as you prepare for your hike up Dune 45 to marvel at the sunrise. After your hike, you will have the chance to visit Sossusvlei. Later you join a local expert on a guided hike and learn more about the unique desert ecosystem and how the Bushmen survived in the harsh desert conditions.
Optional Activity: Transfer into Deadvlei
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Overnight: Desert Shelter Cha-re


Day 6 Swakopmund
After a brief photo stop while crossing the Tropic of Capricorn, you travel onto Namibias Atlantic coast and the adventure capital, Swakopmund. Just before you arrive in Swakopmund, you stop at the Walvis bay lagoon en route, where there are often flamingos to be seen. You will be briefed on the many optional activities available here and there is time to explore the town before dinner out at one of the local restaurants.
Optional Activity: Dinner out
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Overnight: Amanpuri



Day 7 Swakopmund
The whole day is free to relax, explore or partake in one of the many activities available here. Most popular activities are quad biking in the dunes or tandem skydiving. On a clear days skydiving you can see all the way to the next days destination!
Taking a walk around Swakopmund's shops and having a leisurely lunch is also a great way to spend your day.
Optional Activities: Quad biking, sand boarding, sky diving, dinner out etc.
Meals: Breakfast
Overnight: Amanpuri


Day 8 Spitzkoppe
Leaving the coast you drive through arid landscapes to Spitzkoppe Mountain. The enormous granite monoliths dominate the otherwise flat landscape and you set up camp in the wild plain at the base of the mountain. This afternoon your guide will take you on a guided walk to explore the unique rock formations. The more adventurous among you may want to try some mountain climbing for some stunning views of the landscape.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Overnight: Spitzkoppe Community Campsite:



Day 9 Himba Tribes
After some early morning exploration you continue north and drive towards Kamanjab. Today you have the chance to experience life within a Himba tribe. The Himba are pastoral people and predominantly breed cattle or goats. They are easily recognisable by their unique style of dress. The Himba have been extremely diligent about upholding the roots of their culture but they are also very curious about visitors to their home.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Overnight: Himba Camp


Day 10/11 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! You will go on various game drives and spend your evenings at the abundant waterholes for some excellent game photography.
Optional Activities: Night or dawn game drives in safari vehicles.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Overnight: Halali and Okaukuejo


Day 12 Windhoek
After an early morning game drive you set off towards Windhoek, the Capital city of Namibia. On the way you stop at a popular craft market where you can barter for handmade gifts to take home. Windhoek is not only the capital; it is also the cultural, social and economic centre of Namibia. On arrival in Windhoek your guide will take you on a short city tour in your truck. Joes Beer House is an exciting dining experience for your optional dinner out.
Optional Activity: Dinner out.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Overnight: Arebbusch Lodge


Day 13 Botswana - Ghanzi
After an early start, you cross into Botswana and drive to Ghanzi. After setting up camp you meet with a local Bushman (San) community and experience some traditional tribal dancing.
Optional Activity: Bushman walk
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Overnight: Ghanzi Trail Blazers


Day 14 Maun
Your journey takes you from Ghanzi towards Maun. Maun is the gateway to the Okavango Delta and this afternoon you will prepare for this excursion, packing small 2-night bags. There may be an opportunity this afternoon to visit the local crocodile farm or take a scenic flight over the Okavango Delta.
Optional Activities: Crocodile Farm visit, Scenic Flight (time permitting)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Overnight: Sitatunga Camp


Day 15/16 Maun - Okavango Delta
This morning you board the big 4x4 truck that will take you in to the Delta. In high-water season it is sometimes necessary to take a boat to the poling station where you meet up with the members of a local community who will be showing you their homeland. You spend 2 nights bush camping in the wilderness and, if the water level allows, you will take a mokoro (traditional canoe) trip through the waterways. You will be going on some nature walks in the hope of seeing some wild animals in their natural habitat.
Please Note: If you have not purchased the Activity Package you will stay at the campsite in Maun for the following 2nights.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Overnight: Bush Camp



Day 17 Gweta
You leave the Delta behind you and travel east to Planet Baobab. You can explore the bush around the campsite, lounge by the pool and view some of the regions oldest Baobab trees.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Overnight: Planet Baobab Campsite


Day 18 Botswana - Chobe National Park
You travel to Chobe and this afternoon you enjoy a sunset river cruise as the animals are best spotted from the Chobe River. Elephants, Hippo, Crocodiles, Eland and many other creatures reside in Chobe so keep your cameras ready.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Overnight: Thebe River Safaris


Day 19/20/21 Zimbabwe - Victoria Falls
On arrival in Victoria Falls town, you have time to plan the next days adventure activities before you visit the spectacular Victoria Falls and experience the thundering of the mighty Zambezi. Most people will spend the next day White Water Rafting, a not-to-be-missed experience of a lifetime Vic Falls offers many exciting alternatives to choose from.
Optional Activities: Chobe early morning game drive (day 19 only), Zambezi Sunset Cruise, Full day white water rafting, Flight over the falls, Full day low/high water river boarding, Bungee jump (solo), Morning/afternoon lion or elephant encounter
Meals: 3 x Breakfast, 1 x Lunch (Day 19 only)
Overnight: Vic Falls Adventure Lodge


Day 22 Lusaka
Leaving behind the natural wonder of Victoria Falls, you continue your expedition. After Livingstone you journey towards the bustling Zambian capital of Lusaka. You will notice the vegetation becoming sub-tropical and the roads a little rougher.
Meals: Lunch, Dinner
Overnight: Pioneers Camp


Day 23 Chipata
Today is a long drive through lush country, crossing rivers en-route to Chipata, the gateway to the South Luangwa NP. Zambia is truly African and an adjustment from the more Western ways of Southern Africa.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Overnight: Mama Rulas


Day 24 South Luangwa National Park
Early in the morning you drive from Chipata to the border of the South Luangwa National Park where you 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 you enjoy a sunset game drive in the South Luangwa NP.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Overnight: Wildlife Camp


Day 25 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 you visit the community run tribal textile project and a local village.
Optional Activities: Morning Game Drive, Game Walk inside park.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Overnight: Wildlife Camp



Day 26 Lilongwe
Today you visit the Lilongwe Wildlife Centre, Malawi's only sanctuary for rescued, orphaned and injured wild animals. The Centre is set in 180 hectares of beautiful woodland, Lilongwe's only protected wilderness.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Overnight: Barefoot Lodge


Day 27/28 Kande Beach
This morning you have the opportunity to participate in a 2 hour city tour, before you take a scenic drive to Kande beach. You will spend the next 2 days enjoying the many optional activities available, such as horse riding and different water sports. You will go on a guided village walk in order to meet the local people and learn more about Malawian life.
Optional Activities: Lilongwe city tour, Scuba diving, snorkeling etc.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Overnight: Kande Beach


Day 29 Lake Malawi - Chitimba
You travel further north and spend your last day in Malawi at Chitimba beach. Set on a golden sandy beach amongst banana palms and papaya trees, your accommodation for the night is surrounded by the famous Livingstonia and Nyika mountains.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Overnight: Chitimba


Day 30 Tanzania - Iringa
Today you leave Malawi and enter Tanzania. You ascend out of the Great Rift Valley through some spectacular mountain passes, passing vast tea plantations in the highlands before arriving at your camp outside Iringa. This evening your dinner is in a local Masai restaurant where you enjoy a traditional Tanzanian evening.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Overnight: Kisolanza Farm


Day 31 Mikumi
You leave Iringa today and head north to the Mikumi National Park. Mikumi is home to lion, zebra, wildebeest, impala, buffalo and elephant. Here you have the opportunity to enjoy an optional afternoon game drive through the park.
Optional Activities: Afternoon game drive in Mikumi NP.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Overnight: Tan-Swiss Lodge


Day 32 Dar es Salaam
Your journey today brings you out of the cool highland region to the humid Indian ocean coastal city of Dar es Salaam. Meaning house of peace in Arabic, Dar es Salaam is the economic and trade capital of Tanzania, but inland Dodoma remains the official capital city. Your tour ends upon arrival in Dar es Salaam.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Excludes

Excludes optional Activity package at a cost of R4770 per person.
General exclusions:
Drinks
Unspecified meals
Pre and post accommodation
Items of a personal nature
Travel Insurance

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