Southern Africa Southbound: Dunes, Deltas & Falls

18-to-Thirtysomethings, Victoria Falls to Cape Town

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Tour description provided by G Adventures

If you want to soak up the colours, culture, and scenery of this incredible region, this is the ultimate expedition into southwestern Africa. Experience wildlife safari drives, leave footprints on the world's highest sand dunes, wonder at the majesty of Victoria Falls, and canoe wildlife-rich deltas. Our overland adventure vehicle (OAV)s are an adventurous and inexpensive way to see the highlights, while wilderness camping will bring you closer to the region’s wildlife – drift off to sleep to the call of cranes and awake to the rustle of elephants grazing on nearby riverbanks.

What’s included

  • Your G for Good Moment: Dqae Qare San Lodge & Camp, Dekar Your G for Good Moment: Penduka Village Restaurant & Shop, Windhoek Your G for Good Moment: !Khwa ttu San Culture and Education Centre, Swartwater Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group Your First Night Out Moment: Connect With New Friends
  • Okavango Delta overnight bush camping excursion
  • Waterberg Plateau visit
  • Etosha National Park entrance with wildlife safari drives
  • Entrance to Sossusvlei Dunes, Fish River Canyon, and Spitzkoppe
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Highlights

  • Track the big five
  • Feel the mist of victoria falls
  • Cruise the chobe river at sunset
  • Camp in african wilderness
  • Meet the san bushmen
  • Get your heart pumping with adrenaline activities
  • Soak up cape town's culture

Itinerary

Victoria Falls Arrive at any time. Tonight, head out with your CEO and group to further explore together in Victoria Falls. Sip a drink at Shearwater Village after your welcome meeting. Sit back, relax, enjoy the rushing sound of the falls, down a beer, and get to know your fellow travel mates as the adventure begins.
Victoria Falls Opt to visit Victoria Falls, go whitewater rafting, or take a helicopter flight over the falls.
Victoria Falls/Kasane Cross the border from Zimbabwe into Botswana. Opt to take a wildlife viewing boat cruise on the Chobe River or a wildlife safari drive in an open safari vehicle in Chobe National Park.
Kasane/Gweta Opt to do a morning safari drive before travelling south to Gweta. Camp under ancient baobab trees.
Gweta/Maun Opt to catch a bird's-eye view of the delta on a scenic flight.
Maun/Okavango Delta Enjoy a wildlife walk, a traditional mokoro (dugout canoe) excursion, and birding.
Maun/D'kar Spend the night at the G Adventures supported Dqae Qare San Lodge & Camp, and meet the local San Bushmen. Optional walk to learn survival skills from the locals.
D'kar/Windhoek Opt to explore the city centre of Windhoek after a long drive and a border crossing.
Windhoek/Waterberg Plateau Visit the G Adventures supported Penduka Village Restaurant & Shop, just outside of Windhoek, to pick up a tasty packed lunch, then continue up to Waterberg Plateau. Spend the afternoon hiking the trails of the national park, or relaxing by the pool.
Waterberg Plateau/Etosha National Park Enter Etosha National Park and enjoy a short safari drive in the Lando as you drive towards our camp.
Etosha National Park Enjoy a full-day wildlife safari drive in Etosha National Park.
Etosha National Park/Spitzkoppe Travel south and enjoy the granite peaks of Spitzkoppe.
Spitzkoppe/Swakopmund Travel through the coastal region to the adrenaline capital of Swakopmund.
Swakopmund Fill free time with sandboarding, skydiving, or a living desert tour.
Swakopmund/Namib Desert Arrive in the area in the afternoon where we will be camping on the edge of the Namib Desert. Opt to walk with a local expert who will explain the desert and its mysteries.
Namib Desert Explore the Sesriem Canyon, a small canyon typical of the area. Then opt to continue on to the breathtaking Sossusvlei Dunes, and climb the breathtaking Dune 45.
Namib Desert/Fish River Canyon Enjoy the sunset at Fish River Canyon.
Fish River Canyon/Orange River Head to the border and cross into South Africa. Camp at the scenic Orange River and opt to go canoeing.
Orange River/Cederberg Travel past large plantations of rooibos tea and view dramatic Western Cape scenery.
Cederberg/Cape Town Visit the G Adventures supported !Khwa ttu San Culture and Education Centre, before arriving in vibrant Cape Town. Enjoy beautiful views of Table Mountain, and opt for a final night out with the group.
Cape Town Depart at any time.
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