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22 Day Southern Explorer (Camping & Accom)

Tour details
Destinations: Victoria Falls, Chobe National Park, Okavango Delta, Etosha National Park, Swakopmund, Naukluft Mountains, Cape Town
Guide language: English
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Safari Highlights:
Victoria Falls; Chobe National Park; Mahangu National Park; Caprivi; Okavango Delta; Etosha National Park; Rock paintings at the Brandberg & Twyfelfontein; Himba experience; Swakopmund; Sesriem; Sossusvlei; Fish River Canyon; Orange River; Cederberg; Cape Town.
A small group half-accommodated and camping, semi-participation, safari from Cape Town to Victoria Falls through South Africa, Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe
2018 Rate (valid until 31 December 2018) Per person sharing US$3,079 Single supplement US$669 Local payment US$175 French/German Guide Supplement EUR45/person
Day 1 Lokuthula Lodge or Ilala Lodge or similar, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe On arrival into Victoria Falls, you will be met and transferred to your Lodge. You have the remainder of the day at leisure. This evening you will meet your guide and the rest of the group for your pre-departure meeting.
Day 2&3 Chobe Safari Lodge or similar, Chobe National Park This morning your guide will take you on a tour of the mighty Victoria Falls, known by the local Kololo tribe as Mosi oa Tunya- “the Smoke that thunders. A mid-morning departure takes you from Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe on to Botswana, for the next two nights. On arriving at your campsite, you will have the remainder of the day at leisure or partake in optional activities. The next day, we rise ealy for a morning game drive in the Chobe National Park the second largest national park in Botswana and covers 10, 566 square km. Distance: 90km; Departure 08h00 (BLD/BLD)
Day 4 Camp Kwando or similar, Caprivi, Namibia Leaving Botswana, we drive through Chobe National Park before crossing over into Namibia and driving through the Caprivi to our camp on the banks of the Kwando River. The afternoon is at leisure for a number of optional activities or sit back and relax and take in the sights and sounds of the Kwando River. Distance: 260km; Departure 08h00 (BLD)
Days 5&6 Guma Lagoon Campsite or similar, Okavango Delta, Botswana We leave Namibia for Etsha 13, on the western border of the Okavango Delta in Botswana. Unlike other deltas, it flows into the Kalahari Desert without reaching the coast, which makes it unique. The next day is spent exploring the network of water pathways through thick vegetation in mokoros (traditional dugout canoes), discovering a variety of birds and wildlife and will stop at a secluded island to take a 1½ hour guided walk hoping to spot elephants, waterbuck or other animals living in this water filled paradise. Distance:390km; Departure 08h00 (BLD/BLD)
Days 7 Kaisosi River Lodge or similar, Kavango River, Namibia Leaving Botswana we make our way into Namibia and head along the Caprivi to Rundu. We make our way to Kaisosi River Lodge and spend a relaxing afternoon at our lodge on the banks of the Kavango River. Distance: 380km; Departure 07h00 (BL)
Days 8-10 Namutoni Campsite, Okaukuejo Campsite or similar, Etosha National Park, Namibia The following morning we head off to Etosha National Park. We fill the next 3 days with game drives in the hopes of spotting some of the Big Four as well as cheetah, giraffe, zebra and the numerous different types of antelope the park has to offer. Our nights are spent at the flood lit waterholes encountering the parks various nocturnal animals as they come to drink. Distance: 435km, 100km, 150km; Departure 08h00 (BLD/BL/BLD)
Day 11 Oase Gami Guesthouse or similar, Kamanjab, Namibia We leave the wild animals behind at Etosha and move onto the spectacular scenery of Damaraland. Our final destination for the day will be Kamanjab. Depending on the time of arrival we go and explore a traditional Himba village this afternoon or the next morning. Distance: 280km; Departure 07h00 (BLD)
Day 12 Brandberg White Lady Lodge campsite or similar, Brandberg, Namibia Our journey today we will stop to see ancient Bushmen painting at Twyfelfontein as well as the petrified forest, trees of which are estimated to be 250 million years old. Twyfelfointein was named a World Heritage site in 2007, the first in the country. Distance: 350km; Departure 07h00 (BLD)
Days 13&14 Hotel A La Mer or similar, Swakopmund, Namibia We move westwards across the flat desert plains to reach the cold Atlantic coastline. As we follow the Skeleton Coast on our way to Swakopmund we visit Cape Cross - the largest breeding place of the Cape Fur Seals. We arrive into the charming coastal town of Swakopmund, where you will have the opportunity to partake in a few of the many optional activities that are offered over the next two days. Distance: 330km; Departure 08h00 (BL/B)
Day 15&16 Sesriem Camp or similar, Sossusvlei, Namibia The day is spent driving through the Namib Naukluft National Park on our way to Sossusvlei. The Namib-Naukluft Desert is an ancient land with an ageless spirit. It is home to some of the rarest plant and animal species in the world; sightings of this flora and fauna on a Namibian safari are a must. The animals of this harsh landscape include the Oryx, springbok and Hartmann’s Mountain Zebra. The next morning we need to wake up early to visit the world’s highest sand dunes at Sossusvlei and Deadvlei. Distance: 350km; Departure 08h00 (BLD/BLD)
Day 17 Canyon Roadhouse or similar, Fish River Canyon, Namibia Today is a long driving day. We travel south to our accommodation which is situated close to the Fish River Canyon, the second largest canyon on earth. Later in the evening we take in another perfect African sunset with the magnificent views and scenery along the edge of the canyon. Distance: 250km; Departure (BLD/BLD)
Day 18&19 Felix Unite River Camp Provenance or similar, to Orange River, Namibia We leave this morning for our camp on the banks of the Orange River, the natural border between South Africa and Namibia. We stop at Ai-Ais, where thermal water rich in sulphates and fluorides and with a temperature of approx. 60°C gushes forth from the springs. In the Nama language, "Ai-Ais" means "burning water". The next day the only travelling is done in a canoe. Put your feet up and relax as the currents take you downstream the Orange River – mind the rapids though! Distance: 220km; Departure 09h00 (BLD/BLD)
Day 20 Clanwilliam Lodge or similar, Cederberg Mountains, South Africa We cross the border into South Africa and make our way down the coast. If we are travelling in spring we will see the spectacular carpets of wildflowers in the famous Namaqualand region. We arrive in Clanwilliam in the late afternoon, one of the ten oldest towns in the country, nestled at the foot of the Cedarberg Mountains. Distance: 470km; Departure 08h00 (BLD)
Day 21 The Townhouse Hotel or similar, Cape Town, South Africa Before heading off you can enjoy a local favourite of Rooibos tea tasting. Rooibos is indigenous to the Western Cape and has major nutritional and health benefits. A day drive through the mountains takes us to our final destination, Cape Town; en route we stop at the beach on the Atlantic Ocean to view Table Mountain across the Bay. Distance: 230km; Departure 10h00 (BL)
Day 22 Cape Town-End of tour Our safari ends after breakfast when you will be transferred to Cape Town International Airport. We hope to welcome you again one day on another of our African adventures. End of services. (B)
All tour descriptions and conditions are given in accordance with the information of Chameleon Holidays
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