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Itinerary: Desert Tracker - Cape Town to Victoria Falls

Desert Tracker - Cape Town to Victoria Falls

Visit a Township in beautiful Cape Town, view the stunning Namibian desert and game drives in Etosha NP. Meeting Bushmen in the Kalahari and mokoro trails on the watery paradise of the Okavango Delta. This tour highlights the best of Southern Africa.

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Desert Tracker - Cape Town to Victoria Falls

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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 Sossus On Foot Camp BLD
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, Botswana BLD
14 Okavango Delta, Mokoro/ Walking Safari Wilderness Experience BLD
15 Maun BLD
16 Nata, Elephant Sands, BLD
17 Chobe National Park, game drive and afternoon game cruise BLD
18 Waterfront, Livingstone B
19 Waterfront, Livingstone, Zambia Victoria Falls Visit B

Day 1 – 3
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 in Namibia. Next up is 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
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 the 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
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
We skirt the northern reaches of the Kalahari Desert and join local Bushmen for a desert walk before continuing to Maun, the 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 floodplains 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
We turn towards the northern corner of Botswana, passing Nata to 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 and early morning game drive in search of elephant, hippo and numerous antelope that dot the water's edge. 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.

PLUS optional Adventure Pass US$ 460.00.
Adventure Pass to be paid in the currency listed on the website (usually US dollars in clean, un-torn post-2008 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:
Matobo National Park - game drive/walk
Township Tour
Sossusvlei Dunes 4 x4 transfer
Okavango Delta excursion
Chobe National Park game drive and sunset cruise

Optional Activities & Excursions:
Wine tasting US$10
Orange River canoe US$45
Quad Biking US $ 55
Tandem Skydive US$ 200
Swakopmund Township Tour US $ 45
Okavango Delta scenic flight US$ 650
Victoria Falls Bungy Jump US$ 160
Whitewater rafting US$180
Helicopter/Microlight flights From US$ 185
Livingstone Game Walk US$ 95

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, tour highlights

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

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