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29 days Cape Town-Botswana-Namibia

4,400.00 3,900.00

Departs on 19 march 2018 from Cape Town

An Epic Journey through a variety of splendid landscapes – Camping among the stars at Cederberg, the Kalhari, the wet Okavango Delta and the unspoiled African wilderness to mention a few. See the wildlife of Africa roaming free, in the famous Moremi and Chobe national parks, home to an abundance of animals and birds. Experience rich cultures and enjoy the extraordinary adventure of camping between elephants and lions.

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South Africa

Cape Town (1 day)

Our adventure starts in Cape Town, the most scenic city in the world. The Monkeys will pick you up at the airport unless you are already staying at the Monkey Mansion. We’ll get to know each other during an epic kickoff braai before we rest for our first night!

Cederberg (1 day)

Leaving the city, we drive through striking landscapes into the rugged mountains of the Western Cape crossing Piketberg Pass. Arriving in the Cederberg Mountains we set out to climb up to a hidden waterfall for a dip in a pool. We camp in Gecko Creek underneath the stars.

Namaqualand (1 day)

We continue travelling north into the North Western Cape, entering the Namaqualand area. We camp along the Gariep River, in a secluded natural spot. We visit the Augrabies falls.

Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park (3 days)

Here is our first chance to see plenty of wild life. This park is located on the border between Botswana, Namibia and South Africa. We will camp for 3 nights at different camps. We will go on morning and evening safaris when the animals are most active. We will travel here for 3-4 days in the green season. This means a lot less tourist, more animals and lush green landscapes.

Botswana

Maun (2 days)

We exit the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park in Botswana at Gate Kaa and travel on to Maun, on the outskirts of the world-famous Okavango Delta. We stay at a lodge in Maun for a couple of days to relax and swim in the Okavango (be careful for the hippos). From here we will embark on a boat safari and we’ll get ready for a wet adventure in the Okavango Delta.

Moremi (2 days)

In Moremi we will camp at Khwai community campsite. There are no fences so get ready for the wildest life of Africa. We will have the most exciting and wet 4×4 drives you will ever experience. Some of the animals will be mating so be sure to bring earbuds. Their passionate noises will keep you awake at night.

Chobe (3 days)

After the wet and wild delta we travel on to Chobe National Park. This scenic game park with gentle hills, open savanna’s, as well as riverine forests, providing habitats for a range of species. We fall asleep in the African wilderness where wildlife roams freely, listening to the sounds of the bush. We’ll stay at Savuti. We exit Chobe traveling on to Kasane. Where we will stay at the fantastic Senyati Lodge where elephants, buffalo’s and lions come to drink at our camp.

Victoria falls and Caprivi Strip (2 days)

We exit Chobe traveling on to Kasane. Where we will stay at the fantastic Senyati Lodge where elephants, buffalo’s and lions come to drink at our camp. From Kasane we visit the natural wonder of Victoria Falls in Zambia to see the largest sheet of falling water on earth. Standing up close to the ‘smoke that thunders’ is an unforgettable experience! Some passengers wrap-up their travels in Kasane, while new clients join us here for the trip to Namibia and back to Cape Town. The next day drive through the Caprivi Strip on to Etosha.

Namibia

Etosha (2 days)

Covering 20 000 km² of arid bushveld and the barren Etosha Pan that offers superb game viewing in a dramatic wild setting. We explore the southern section and stay at the camp near Etosha and inside. The next day, our driver takes us to active waterholes as we make our way to Namutoni Camp on the fringes of the vast Etosha Pan. Sightings include elephants, lions, zebras, rhinos, jackals, wildebeest, giraffes, kudus and antelopes.

Kaokoland and the Himba’s (3 days)

After exiting Etosha we will drive to Opuwa. Here we will say at the ABBA Guesthouse. A peaceful home away from home that to sponsor a feeding scheme and private school in Opuwo. At the moment, they have 150 very talented kids. Here we will have a braai with the kids and a dance off. You will definitely loose those kids got moves ya’ll.

Next day It’s time for some Himba country. The Himba’s are beautiful people who still live traditionally. We will have a chance to meet Chief Kapika (former royalty) and travel on to the magnificent and secluded Epupa Falls. This is a trip where the goal as well as the journey are equally magnificent. We’ll also visit the magnificent Epupa Waterfalls.

Skeleton coast – Spitzkoppe- Swakupmund (3 days)

We leave Himba country to drive across the oldest desert in the world. The Namibian Desert is Namibia’s most iconic destination. We’ll stay at an oasis near Skeleton coast. Entering the next day and visiting Cape Cross, home of millions of seals. We arrive at Henties Bay from where we start our epic 4×4 drive to Spitzkoppe (If the Omaruru river is not flowing). We camp at Spitzkoppe and enjoy a morning climb so see the most memorable sunrise you will ever experience. After that we drive to Swakopmund where we have a chilled out day and everyone can have some private time if they wish.The next day we hit the track again to Sesriem near the Namib-Naukluft National Park, where the best-known landmarks of the Namib Desert are located. From Sesriem we will explore the ancient desert to experience the majesty and solitude of this stark environment.

Sossusvlei – Namibia (2 days)

Arriving at our camp in Sesriem we settle in and have time to explore this arid area on foot. At the end of the day we witness the changing colors of the desert as the sun sets and at night we are treated to spectacular stargazing. We get up before sunrise, heading into the Namib-Naukluft National Park in time to climb Dune 45 and watch the sunrise. Seeing the desert at sunrise is an amazing sight as the red-orange sands light up and the shadows shift across the dunes.

Driving closer to Sossusvlei we take the shuttle and then walk the final stretch to the salt pan. The much-photographed Sossusvlei Dunes are amongst the tallest in the world, rising up to 300 meters tall. We walk on the dry, white clay of the salt pan amid the blackened, dead acacia trees, capturing this striking and surreal setting encircled with ochre dunes on camera.

After exploring the Namib Desert we return to camp to enjoy the magical blanket of stars.

 

Fish River Canyon (2 days)

We travel next day to visit a very ancient canyon, you guys will need to put their imagination to good use to envision how much water was needed to create something of this scale. The views are spectacular and the size is indescribable. While the Fish River is not often more than a trickle of water, the annual rainy season can see it turn to a flood to isolated pools before quickly returning back to a trickle. We will however get to chill in some hot-water pools at Ais Ais.

South Africa

Cederberg (1 day)

Arriving in the Cederberg Mountains we set out to climb up to a hidden waterfall for a dip in a pool. We camp gecko creek beneath the stars.

Cape Town (1 day)

Our adventure ends in Cape Town, the most scenic city in the world. The Monkeys will drop you off at the airport unless you would like staying in the Mother City a little longer.

Highlights

  • Victoria Falls
  • Etosha National Park
  • Epupa Falls and the Himba’s
  • Skeleton Coast
  • Cape Cross Seal reserve
  • Spitzkoppe
  • Sossusvlei
  • Swakumund
  • Fish river Canyon
  • Cederberg Mountains.
  • Table Mountain
  • Chobe National Park,
  • Moremi Game reserve
  • Kgalagadi Transfrontier park
  • Diverse wildlife and prolific birdlife
  • Awsome 4 x 4
  • Camping under a sea of stars
  • Victoria Falls

Included:

  • 3 delicious meals every day and all you can eat bananas.
  • Airport transfers
  • Activities:
    • Hike up the table mauntain
    • Hike up to swim under a waterfall at Cederberg
    • Visit waterfall Augrabies
    • All 4 x 4 Game drives in Klahari, Moremi and Chobe
    • 1 boat safari and swim in de Okavango
    • Day trip to Victoria Falls
    • 3 Game drives in Etosha
    • Trip to Epupa Falls and meet Chief Kapika
    • Climb up Dune 45 & Visit Sossusvlei
    • Climb Spitzkoppe and sunrise breakfast
    • Off roading and game drive at Hobatare
    • Trip to Cape Cross Seal Reserve.
    • Spitzkoppe Breakfast climb.
    • Hikes at Fish river Canyon.
    • Hike up to swim under a waterfall at Cederberg
    • Free therapy to help you cope with all the excitement;

Excluded:

  • Park fees
  • Flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Optional activities such as local walks
  • Pre and post tour Add Ons as well as airport transfers and accommodation
  • Upgrades from camping or lodge
  • Visa

Wildlife

Kgalagadi, Moremi and Chobe are especially renowned for predator watching and for large herbivores such as blue wildebeest, springbok, eland and red hartebeest. Ground Squirrel and Suricate (Meerkat) are two more of the park’s more prominent species. Both these ground dwelling species can easily be seen throughout the park. Honey Badger  and Bat-eared Fox are some of the park specials to search for. But it is the predators that are the park’s biggest attraction. Excellent chance to seeing cheetah, leopard, brown and spotted hyena and the black-maned lion. Moremi and Chobe are home to more buffalo’s and elephants then people. This means you will find huge herds off those. Along with crocodiles, Leoperds, hippos, an array of antelopes (including impala, roan, kudu and sable), and too many to list up here.

Please Note

We highly recommend you arrive at least 1 or 2 days in advance to make sure you are on time and well rested. We also recommend you leave a couple of days later if you need to catch a flight. Botswana is beautiful but wild and primitive. We will encounter difficulties that are part of the adventure and perhaps some delays. We can’t be held accountable if you miss your flight.

We are more than happy to recommend and help you book accommodation if you wish in Kasane. you are  of Cape Town!

 

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