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TransKalahari Adventure

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  • 20 Days
  • Max Adults = 16
  • Pickup: Cape Town International Airport

Experience the popular & exciting Cape Town to Victoria Falls route – Overlanding in style! We traverse the Kalahari and Namib deserts which offer an abundance of scenic, wildlife and cultural attractions. Explore the sights of Cape Town, enjoy spectacular natural wonders of the Okavango Delta by mokoro, boat and on foot; view the mighty Augrabies falls and Fish River Canyon, see the wild animals of the Kgalagaladi and Etosha National Parks, summit the highest sand dunes in the world in the Namib desert and relax along the Chobe River before ending at the world-famous Victoria Falls.

Departure Location

Cape Town International Airport (Google Map)

Price Includes

  • Arrival & departure transfers
  • Overland vehicle transportation
  • Guide/driver for the tour
  • 19 nights lodge, chalet and small hotel with ensuite facilities
  • Meals as per itinerary
  • Sightseeing & selected activities

Price Excludes

  • LOCAL PAYMENT ZAR 3500 (AU$297) - This is payable direct to the guide in the foreign currency stated
  • International Flights
  • Visas
  • Travel and medical insurance
  • Meals and drinks not specified
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature (laundry, phone calls etc.)
  • Optional extras (touring, activities etc.)

Complementaries

  • The Africa Safari Co. Cap
  • The Africa Safari Co. Backpack
  • Travel Kit and documentation
What to Expect

This tour is a lodge tour using three to four star lodges, all with private en-suite facilities. One staff member takes care of the driving and guiding and hosting the clients while on tour. All breakfasts and dinners are enjoyed in the lodges.

SOME OF THE HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE:

  • Cape Town
  • Augrabies Falls
  • Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park
  • Fish River Canyon
  • Namib desert
  • Swakopmund
  • Damaraland
  • Etosha National Park
  • Kavango area
  • Okavango Delta
  • Chobe National Park
  • Victoria Falls
Itinerary

Days 1 & 2:Cape 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 our hotel 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 included (weather dependent). Dinner can be enjoyed at the bustling Waterfront at clients’ own expense. Overnight Breakwater Lodge (or similar).
(Accommodated – B. Dinners own account)

OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES
Winelands Tour
Robben Island Tour

Day 3:Namaqualand

Departing Cape Town mid morning 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. There is the opportunity of sampling the local wines of the area during a wine tasting at the Guesthouse (own expense). Overnight Highlanders Lodge (or similar). (Accommodated – B & D)

OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES
Wine tasting

Day 4:Augrabies 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. Overnight Kakamas Hotel (or similar). (Accommodated – B. Dinner own account)

Days 5 & 6:Kgalagadi 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 and afternoon game drives inside the park. Overnight Kgalagadi Lodge (or similar). (Accommodated – B & D)

Day 7:Fish River Canyon

Leaving the Kalahari region we head west and enter Namibia arriving at our lodge situated in a scenically beautiful area. Afternoon or early next morning we visit the Fish River Canyon, which is one of the largest and most awe inspiring canyons in the world. Overnight Canyon Village (or similar). (Accommodated – B & D)

Days 8 & 9:Sesriem

Our journey takes us north through ever changing scenery to our accommodation 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. Overnight Desert Quiver Camp (or similar). (Accommodated – B & D)

Day 10:Swakopmund

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 day exploring this German colonial town or booking one of the numerous optional excursions (own expense). Activities available include dolphin cruises or scenic flights over the vast Namib Desert. Overnight The Delight (or similar accommodation). (Accommodated – B. Dinners own account)

OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES
Township Tour
Dolphin cruise

Many more activities available

Day 11:Damaraland

Departing at lunchtime we drive inland through the Damaraland region with its vast and rugged terrain. Its mountain ranges are intercepted by wide gravel plains, which run into sandy, vegetated riverbeds and hot, dry valleys. Our lodge is located on top of a mountain with spectacular views of the surrounding area. Spend the late afternoon taking in the incredible setting. Overnight Ugab Terrace Lodge (or similar). (Accommodated – B & D)

Days 12 & 13:Etosha National Park

Today we proceed to Etosha National Park where we enjoy our first game drive in the park in the Kiboko vehicle. 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. Day 13 we enjoy a full day game drive in open 4×4 vehicles from our lodge located just outside the park entrance. Overnight Etosha Village (or similar). (Accommodated – B & D)

Day 14:Okavango River

We depart Etosha and enter the Caprivi Strip where we spend the night set amongst the lush vegetation overlooking the Okavango River and Angola. An optional afternoon boat cruise on the river is available (own account). Overnight Hakusembe River Lodge (or similar accommodation). (Accommodated – B & D)

OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES
Sunset boat cruise

Days 15 & 16:Okavango Delta

Continuing into the Caprivi we cross into Botswana and travel by road to our lodge on the edge of the Okavango Delta. The following day we travel by boat 30 minutes into the delta. 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. Overnight Swampstop chalets (or similar)

(Accommodated – Day 15 B & D / Day 16 B, L, D)

OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES
Okavango Delta Scenic helicopter flights

Days 17 & 18:Chobe 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.

Overnight Chobe Safari Lodge (or similar). (Accommodated – B & D)

Day 19:Victoria Falls

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 helicopter flights over the Falls and to visit the Falls (own expense). Overnight Cresta Sprayview hotel (or similar).
(Accommodated – B. Dinner own account)

OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES
Sunset Cruise
12-13 min helicopter flight

Plus many more available

Day 20:Victoria Falls

Tour ends after breakfast. (Accommodated – B)

Map
Accommodation

Breakwater Lodge

Kgalagadi Lodge

Canyon Village

Desert Quiver Camp

The Delight Swakopmund

Ugab Terrace Lodge

Etosha Village

Hakusembe River Lodge

Chobe Safari Lodge

Cresta Sprayview Hotel

FAQ

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

Yes.  Please contact us for the Single Supplement.

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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