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The Great Trek

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  • 20 Days
  • Maximum 16 adults
  • Pickup: Cape Town Airport
  • Jan 24’ - Dec 24'

The Great Trek offers an abundance of scenic, wildlife and cultural attractions. Explore the sights of Cape Town; view the mighty Augrabies Falls and Fish River Canyon; search for wild animals of the Kgalagadi and Etosha National Parks; walk the highest sand dunes of the world in the Namib Desert; walk, boat and mokoro in the untamed beauty of the Okavango Delta; witness a sunset with many animals along the Chobe River ending with the unforgettable sight of Victoria Falls – experience this exciting route on a comfortable fully serviced camping safari!

Departure & Return Location

Cape Town International Airport (Google Map)

Price Includes

  • Arrival & departure transfers
  • Overland vehicle transportation
  • Guide/driver for the tour
  • 15 nights Camping
  • 4 nights Hotel
  • Meals as per itinerary
  • Sightseeing & selected activities

Price Excludes

  • Local payment: ZAR 3500 (AU$ 295) - This is payable direct to the guide in the foreign currency stated
  • Visas
  • Travel Insurance
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature like Laundry and phone calls
  • Optional tours
  • Alcoholic beverages

Complementaries

  • The Africa Safari Co. Cap
  • The Africa Safari Co. Backpack
  • Travel Kit and documentation
The Great Trek Itinerary

Days 1 / 2Cape Town

The tour starts on day 1 with a pre departure meeting at 18h00 in the lobby of the hotel. Set against the majestic Table Mountain, Cape Town offers scenic, historic and cultural attractions. Day 2 depart from Breakwater Lodge at 08h00, for a full day peninsula tour. Driving along the Atlantic seaboard via Hout Bay and Chapman’s Peak, we visit the Table Mountain National Park – Cape Point, returning along the Indian Ocean coastline back to our well-situated Waterfront hotel. A morning or afternoon cable car ascent up Table Mountain is optional for clients’ own expense. Dinner can be enjoyed at the bustling Waterfront at clients’ own expense.
Breakwater Lodge (or similar accommodation)
(Accommodated – Lunches & dinners own expense)

OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES
Table mountain cable car
Robben Island Ferry

Plus many more

Day 3Namaqualand

Departing Cape Town we pass through the picturesque Namaqualand region. We overnight at the foot of the Van Ryns Pass. During the months of August – October the landscape is transformed into an explosion of colour due to the numerous wild flowers of the region.
(Serviced Camping – B & D)

Day 4Augrabies Falls National Park

Leaving the Little Karoo we head north to the Augrabies Falls National Park. We pass through a lush oasis area with an abundance of wine farms. Here the mighty Orange River plummets 56m into the gorge below. The local name for these majestic falls is ‘Aukoerebis’ or ‘place of great noise’. We spend the afternoon enjoying the falls from its many viewpoints.
(Serviced Camping – B & D)

Days 5 / 6Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park

We head north into the Kalahari and the magnificent Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. Covering over 3.6 million hectares this is one of the largest reserves in Africa. Due to sparse vegetation in the area excellent predator sightings are common including that of the famous black mane Lion. We enjoy morning & afternoon game drives in the Park. (Serviced Camping – B & D)

Day 7Fish River Canyon

Leaving the Kalahari region we head west and enter Namibia. After setting up camp enjoy a walk along the rim of the canyon and watch the changing colours of sunset over the canyon.
(Serviced Camping – B & D)

Days 8 / 9Sesriem / Sossusvlei

Our journey takes us north through ever changing scenery to our camp located on the edge of the Namib Desert. The following morning is an early departure for Sossusvlei, stopping in the dune belt to witness the changing colours of the world’s highest sand dunes. We undertake a 5km walk to Sossusvlei and Deadvlei. In the afternoon we enjoy a short hike through the Sesriem Canyon.
(Serviced Camping – B & D)

Day 10Swakopmund

Heading north we reach the coast at Walvis Bay and enjoy lunch while viewing the many flamingos feeding. We arrive in Swakopmund and spend the afternoon and following morning exploring this German colonial town or booking one of the numerous optional excursions (own expense). Activities available include dolphin cruises, scenic flights over the vast Namib and many more. Accommodation Dunedin Star Guesthouse.
(Accommodated – B)

OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES
Township Tour
Dolphin cruise

Many other activities available

Day 11Spitzkoppe

Leaving Swakopmund after lunch we set up camp among the boulders of the Spitzkoppe Mountains. The afternoon is free to explore the stunning surrounding area on foot. The spectacular setting of our remote bushcamp is sure to leave a lasting impression. (Serviced Camping – B & D)

Day 12Etosha National Park

This Park is one of the most important reserves and game sanctuaries in Africa with thousands of wild animals such as blue wildebeest, springbok, zebra, kudu, giraffe, cheetah, leopard, lion and elephant making this area their home. We set up camp just outside the Park and enjoy a late afternoon game drive on the afternoon in the Kiboko Overland vehicle.
(Serviced Camping – B & D)

Day 13Etosha National Park

After packing up camp and having breakfast we enter the Park and game drive through the Park to the Eastern sector. We stop at Etosha Pan and arrive at our campsite after lunch. We explore the Eastern area on an afternoon game drive in the Kiboko truck. Overnight Namutoni Restcamp inside the Park.

Day 14Cubango River - Rundu

A morning game drive takes us out of the Park and we travel to Rundu on the banks of the Kavango River. Our camp is set amongst the lush vegetation overlooking the Kavango River.
(Serviced Camping – B & D)

Days 15 / 16Okavango Delta

Continuing into the Caprivi we cross into Botswana and travel to our campsite on the edge of the Okavango Delta. The following day we do mokoro & boat excursions in the back channels of the Nxamasire area of the delta. Game walks are also done on the smaller islands in the area subject to the water levels of the delta.
(Serviced Camping – Day 15 B & D / Day 16 B, L, D)

OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES
Scenic helicopter flights over the Okavango Delta

Days 17 / 18Chobe River

Travel through the Caprivi Strip in Namibia and cross back into Botswana via the Chobe National Park, we overnight on the banks of the Chobe River. Chobe is famous for its beautiful scenery, magnificent sunsets and abundance of wildlife and birdlife. Day 18 we relax on a morning game drive & a sunset game-viewing cruise on the Chobe River.
(Serviced Camping – B & D)

Day 19Victoria Falls

After breakfast we travel across the Zimbabwean border to Victoria Falls, without doubt one of the greatest and most spectacular sights in Africa. The afternoon and following morning is spent at leisure to browse the local markets, to experience the many optional activities on offer in the adrenalin capital of Africa including white water rafting, bungi jumping, microlighting/ airplane or helicopter flights over the Falls and to visit the Falls (own expense).
Overnight Sprayview Hotel (or similar)
(Accommodated – B. Lunches and dinners own account)

OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES
Sunset Cruise
12-13 min helicopter flight

Plus many more activities

Day 20Victoria Falls

Tour ends after breakfast. (B)

The Great Trek Map
The Great Trek Accommodation

Breakwater Lodge

Sprayview Hotel

The Great Trek FAQ's

I'm a solo traveller, is there a single supplement?

Yes, The Great Trek has a Single Supplement – AUD $230

Which currency is most widely accepted on this tour?

– US Dollar (USD)

What is cancellation policy?

As per the terms and conditions of our Booking Form and Privacy Policy.

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