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Luxury Adventure Truck trip: Cape Town to Victoria Falls

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During this fantastic journey you will visit four countries of the African continent. Starting in Cape Town you will go through the Cederberg with rock paintings and rooibos farms to the spectacular Fish River Canyon and the drought of the Namib desert in Namibia. Here you can climb the beautiful red sand dunes and go on safari in the Etosha National Park. In Botswana you experience the Okavango Delta and go on a game drive and boat cruise in the wildly rich Chobe National Park. You end with the overwhelming sound of the impressive Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. A versatile journey full of adventure to remember!

You travel by a luxury adventure truck in a small group of maximum 12 people, This is the business class among the Adventure Truck trip.

Specifications

7070
From€ 2770/ per person
20days
Namib Naukluft National Park, Fish River Canyon, Etosha National Park, Cederberg, Okavango Delta, Makgadikgadi and Nxai Pans National Park, Chobe National Park, Victoria Falls National Park
Zimbabwe, Namibia, South Africa, Botswana
Victoria Falls, Cape Town, Windhoek, Swakopmund, Maun, Ghanzi
Cape Town
Victoria Falls
  • 19 nights in a double room with en-suite bathroom
  • Transport by luxury adventure truck (max 12 people, equipped with air conditioning and toilet)
  • 19x breakfast, 16x dinner
  • Mentioned actrivities, park entrance fees and conservation fees
  • Guidance by expert guide
  • Flights and possibly visa
  • Travel and cancellation insurance ( obliged)
  • Accommodation in Cape Town prior to the trip and in Victoria Falls after the trip
  • Transfers
  • Activity package
  • Optional activities and excursions (and associated entrance fees and conservation fees)
  • Meals and drinks not mentioned
  • Personal expenses and fees
Adventure truck
bed and breakfast, dinner bed and breakfast
Lodge, Guesthouse, Hotel
luxury
Yes
Children up to 7 years old are not allowed. Children from 8 to 15 years on request in consultation with the other participants.
This trip is also possible in reverse order We recommend that you arrive at least one day before the start of the tour. If desired, you can also book your return flight one day after the trip. You can book these overnight stays and transfers from / to the airport with us.

Overige informatie

yes, Yes
Maximum 12 people
Activity package consisting of the following excursions: visit rooibos tea farm, desert walk with local expert guide, visit Makgadikgadi Pans (Nata Sanctuary), Chobe N.P. boat cruise, Chobe N.P. game drive. Book in advance, ask us about the costs.
Max 20 kg in a soft travel bag / case (no hard cases) and a backpack for day trips.
80 cm wide, 60 cm deep, 30 cm high (your travel bag must fit in this!)
English or German (see departure dates)
English or German
Yes
No
Yes
No
Dagprogramma
Travel schedule -

The itinerary as described below is based on the program including the activity package. If you do not book an activity package, the travel schedule will therefore deviate from the schedule described below. We recommend that you purchase the activity package prior to your trip (when booking) to avoid disappointment on the spot. If you book the activities in advance, you are assured of participation.

Day 1: Cape Town – Cederberg (D)
This trip starts at 07:00  in the center of Cape Town.

Make sure you are present 30 minutes before departure. We recommend that you stay in Cape Town prior to the trip so that you can explore the sights in and around the city prior to this trip.

Ask us about the possibilities with regard to accommodations, transfers and excursions.

The journey starts with a stop north of Cape Town from where you have a beautiful view of the bay and Table Mountain, here you can take some nice pictures. The truck then drives on to the Cederberg and this region is known for its citrus plantations, beautiful mountains and rooibos tea and buchu plants. Rooibos only grows in this region and is therefore an important export product for the region. You will visit a rooibos farm to learn more about this native plant. Tonight you will have dinner at the accommodation and you will get to know the rest of the tour group better,

Accommodation: Blommenberg Guest House (double room with en-suite bathroom), or similar
Route: Cape Town – Clanwilliam
Activity Package: visit Rooibos tea farm Inclusive meal: dinner

Day 2: Namibië – Gariep (Oranje) River
Today you travel further through the  Norhtern Cape province and  Namaqualand to the border post. If you travel in the months of July to September, you have the chance to see the beautiful sea of flowers in this area. Many tourists come here in the South African spring for this colorful spectacle of wild flowers.In the afternoon you cross the border to Namibia where you will spend the night on the Gariep River (also known as the Orange River). This river is the natural border between South Africa and Namibia and your accommodation is on the river.

Accommodation: Bundi (double room with en-suite bathroom), or similar
Route: Clanwilliam – Oranje river
Inclusive Meals: breakfast, dinner

Day 3: Gariep river – Ai-Ais
In the morning you have the opportunity to canoe on the Gariep River (not included) or to relax and enjoy the view from the accommodation. The Gariep is the longest river in South Africa and has its origins in a part of the Drakensberg in the kingdom of Lesotho. The river was originally named after the Dutch royal family (Oranje), but nowadays the name is usually called Gariepriver . You can experience the beauty of this area by canoe. After lunch, the journey continues in a northerly direction to your next accommodation address: Ai-Ais. Here you will be able to visit the Hot Pools later today and relax.

Accommodation: Ai Ais Resort (double room with en-suite bathroom), or similar
Route: Orange river – Ai Ais
Optional activities: Half day canoe trip

Included activities: Ai Ais Hot Pools
Inclusive meals : breakfast, dinner

Day 4:  Fish River Canyon, Quiver Tree Forest, Giant’s Playground
Today you get up early and drive to the edge of the impressive Fish River Canyon. The gorge has a total length of 160 km, a maximum width of 27 km and is up to 550 meters deep. A beautiful sight when the sun rises and lets its rays shine over this huge gap. There is an opportunity to walk along the gorge and take beautiful pictures. Afterwards the truck continues in a westerly direction to Keetmanshoop.

At about 14 kilometers from Keetmanshoop are two special and photogenic places that you will visit this afternoon: Giant’s Playground and the Quiver Tree Forest. The former is also referred to as the “Garden of the Gods” and is a piece of land strewn with boulders in bizarre shapes and formations, which most of all looks like a giant playing with blocks. Quiver Tree (Kokerboom) Forest is a special natural phenomenon as these trees can normally be found lonely in the desert steppe and not with several in the same place. This tree was useful for the bushmen because of the hollow branches that they used to make the sleeves for their arrows. Tubular trees actually always grow on or against a piece of rock, the rock absorbs the warmth of the sun during the day and releases it at night so that the tubular tree can grow in a more constant temperature.

Accommodation: Schutzenhaus Guesthouse (double room with en-suite bathroom),or similar
Route: Fish River Canyon – Keetmanshoop
Inclusive activities: visit the Fish River Canyon, Quiver Tree Forest en Giant’s Playground
Inclusive meals: breakfast, dinner

Day 5: Namib-Naukluft Park
The adventure continues to the Namib-Naukluft National Park, this is truly one of the gems of Namibia. The large sand dunes around Sossusvlei sometimes reach a height of up to 3000 meters. Beautiful pictures that radiate peace and space with colors ranging from yellow, pink, orange to red and everything in between! Today you have a long day in the truck ahead of you, but tomorrow you will be able to enjoy the sights in this area.

Along the way you enjoy the fascinating landscape that changes from grasslands in the east to the red sand dunes in the west.

You drive through sparsely populated areas on dusty roads where you will hardly find anyone else. You spend the night on the edge of the dune area.

Accommodation: Taleni Desert/Quiver camp (in double room with en-suite bathroom), or similar.
Route: Keetmanshoop – Namib Naukluft National Park

Inclusive meals: breakfast, dinner

Day 6: Namib-Naukluft National Park
The day starts early so that you can climb to the top of Dune 45 before the heat makes this virtually impossible. This is the best known dune in this area and from the top you will enjoy a fantastic view and you can take the most extraordinary pictures of the red sand dunes. Especially during sunrise and sunset you can see the different colors of the dunes well. After your climb on Dune 45 you will receive a well-deserved breakfast. Then you will be taken to Sossusvlei where a 4 × 4 vehicle will take you even deeper into the desert. Sossusvlei and Deadvlei are also special areas where you can take beautiful pictures. When you return to the lodge you knock the sand off your shoes and enjoy a special day.

Accommodation: Taleni Desert/Quiver camp or similar
Inclusive activities: hike to the top of the Dune 45, 4×4 transfer to the  Deadvlei / Sossusvlei

Inclusive meals: breakfast, dinner

Day 7: Swakopmund
Today is your last day in the desert and this morning there is another interesting excursion where a local guide tells you more about the ecosystems in the desert and the way the Bushman survived here. On the way to your next accommodation you pass the Capricorn circle where you will of course stop for a photo. Arriving at the coast of the Atlantic, you make a short stop at the lagoon Walvisbay hoping to see the many flamingos. Later in the afternoon you will arrive in the “adventure town” Swakopmund where you can have a look around. Swakopmund was part of the German colony and you can clearly see this in buildings, street names and condiments (buy a German delicacy and cup of coffee here). You will be informed about the many optional activities that you can participate in tomorrow such as sand boarding and quad biking in the desert.

Accommodation: Atlantic Villa’s (double room with en-suite bathroom), or similar
Route: Naukluft – Swakopmund
Activity Package:
Guided desert tour Inclusive Activity: stop at the Capricorn Tropic and in Walvis Bay
Inclusive meals: breakfast, dinner

Dag 8: Swakopmund
The seventh day is a day with unprecedented possibilities. You have time to walk through Swakopmund and view the buildings from the German colonial era. You can have lunch at your leisure, do some shopping or visit the beach. Do you want to do something active? Take a dolphin cruise on the ocean or go quad biking in the desert. The daredevils today have the opportunity to go sandboarding or skydiving.

Accommodation: Atlantic Villa’s or similar
Optional Activitities: Quad biking, Sand boarding, Sky Diving, Scenic Flights, Dolphin Cruise etc.

Inclusive meals: breakfast

Day 9: Brandberg
After a quiet breakfast, the journey continues. Today you visit the Brandberg, this is the highest mountain in Namibia and the name refers to the sometimes “glowing” color that the mountain has during the sunset. You make a stop at the famous rock drawing “White Lady” of more than 2000 years old. You take a walk / hike to this and other rock drawings (wear sturdy footwear). After this discovery tour on foot, you drive in the direction of the Kamanjab region.

Accommodation: NWR Khorixas (double room with en-suite bathroom), or similar
Route: Swakopmund – Brandberg
Inclusive activitities: visit Brandberg / White Lady
Inclusive meals: breakfast, dinner

Day 10: Twyfelfontein – Kamanjab
Today you will explore the Kamanjab region, this area was inhabited by the Khoi San for more than 6,000 years. At Twyfelfontein you will find the largest concentration of petroglyphs of this people and this is certainly worth a visit. Once you have arrived at your accommodation you can enjoy the view over the savannah, take a walk, watch birds, take a dip in the pool or enjoy a drink around the cozy campfire.

Accommodation: Toko Lodge (double room with en-suite bathroom), or similar
Route: Brandberg – Kamanjab
Inclusive activities: visit Brandberg/White Lady
Inclusive meals: breakfast, dinner

Day 11: Etosha National Park
Today it is early to get up, because it’s time for a safari! In the afternoon you will arrive at Etosha National Park, a large game reserve where lions, rhinos, leopards, elephants and zebras live among other things. While driving through the park with the truck, you can encounter many wild animals. Once arrived at the camp you can take a look at the water hole where animals regularly come to drink.

Accommodation: NWR Okaukuejo (double room kamer with en-suite bathroom), or similar
Route: Kamanjab – Etosha NP
Inclusive activities: Afternoon game drive Etosha in the truck
Inclusive meals: breakfast and dinner

Day 12: Etosha National Park
Today is all about safari and African nature. Senses for the search for wild animals! Today you will stop at the Etosha Pan and various water places. From the truck you have a fantastic view and you can spot wild animals well. In the evening in the camp you can take a seat again on a bench by the water hole that is lit up and perhaps see rhinos, lions or other game that comes to drink.

Accommodation: NWR Okaukuejo or similar
Route: Etosha N.P.
Inclusive activities: Full day  game drive with the truck
Inclusive meals: breakfast and dinner

Day  13: Windhoek
Again an early start to the day! While you drive to the exit of the park, you have one last chance to spot wildlife in the park. Then the journey continues to the capital of Namibia: Windhoek. Upon arrival in Windhoek you make a city tour on foot along the most famous buildings / sights in this city with your guide. Here too you will find German origin. The dinner is tonight at your own expense at a restaurant in Windhoek or at your hotel.

Accommodation: Safari Hotel (double room  with en-suite bathroom), or similar
Route: Etosha – Windhoek
Included activities: game drive with the truck while leaving the park,
city walk  Windhoek with
your guide

Inclusive meals: breakfast

Day 14: Botswana – Ghanzi
Today you cross the border to Botswana and you are now in the Kalahari Desert. The 900,000 km² desert is the area of the San population. In the afternoon, after a long drive through the Kalahari landscape, you will arrive at the lodge in Ghanzi where you can enjoy traditional dance and singing from the local San in the evening.

Accommodation: Tautona Lodge (double room with en-suite bathroom), or similar
Route: Windhoek – Ghanzi
Included activities: San Tribal dance in the evening

Inclusive meals: breakfast, dinner

Dag 15: Maun
This morning you take a walk with a real San bushman where you get more information about the lifestyle of this people, an interesting experience. From Ghanzi you then continue on to Maun, a place that is best known as the gateway to the Okavango Delta. Optionally you can take a flight over this area in the afternoon to get a good impression of this special piece of nature (depending on the weather and the available time).

Accommodation: Sedia (double room with en-suite bathroom), or similar
Route: Ghanzi – Maun/Okavango Delta
Inclusive
activities: San Guided Walk
Optional activities:
sightseeing flight above the Delta Inclusive meals: breakfast, dinner

Note: if you have chosen the ‘Okavango Upgrade’, then you will be taken to the airport and board a small plane that will take you to the heart of the Okavango Delta. You spend two nights in the Delta and can experience the area in a more intensive way.

On day 17 you will join the group again in the morning. Costs for the Okavango Upgrade: R18150 per person.

Day 16: Okavango Delta
The best way to experience the waterways of the Delta is by mokoro. These traditional canoes are silently sailed through the water by a poler with a long stick. Enjoy the green surroundings, the clear water with water lilies and reeds and the tranquility in this fascinating part of Botswana today.

This morning you leave early with a 4 × 4 car to the poling station where the mokoros and the polers are waiting for you, this ride takes about an hour. Make sure you protect yourself well against the sun today, because you spend the whole day outside. We moor at an island and you can take a walk with the poler. Later you will sail back to the 4 × 4 vehicles. Although this mokoro trip is not primarily meant to see wild animals, you still have to pay attention. Elephants, giraffes, kudus, impala, zebras and many bird species live in this area.

Accommodation: Sedia, or similar
Inclusive activities: Okavango Delta excursion per mokoro
Inclusive meals: breakfast, dinner

Day 17: Nata
After a quiet breakfast, the journey continues, you will drive along the Makgadigadi Salt Pans to Nata. As you drive through this area, you will regularly see the striking and fascinating Baobab trees. Elephants or giraffes can also walk along the road as the wildlife parks of Botswana often have no gates. Participants in the activity package make a game drive to Nata Sanctuary in the afternoon, the breeding ground for many water birds including flamingos and pelicans.

Accommodation: Nata Lodge (double room with en-suite bathroom), or similar
Route: Maun – Nata
Activity package: visit Makgadikgadi Salt Pans (Nata Sanctuary)
Inclusive meals: breakfast, dinner

Day 18: Chobe National park
The tour continues towards the Chobe National Park. This National Park is located in the north of Botswana and has an area of no less than 11,700 km². The park owes its name to the always water-bearing Chobe River that borders the park on the north side. On this river where you can see buffalo, hippos and elephants, you will go on a cruise in the afternoon. After arriving at the accommodation on the river, it is time to first explore the park by 4 × 4 safari vehicle to find the many elephants.

After the relaxed boat cruise, dinner is served around a cozy campfire.

Accommodation: Thebe River Lodge (double room with en-suite bath room), or similar.
Route: Nata – Kasane
Activity Package: Chobe NP Boat Cruise and Chobe NP game-drive

Inclusive meals: breakfast, dinner

Day 19: Zimbabwe – Victoria Falls
This morning you cross the border to Zimbabwe. Here on the border with Zambia on the Zambezi River are the impressive Victoria Falls. With a width of no less than 1708 meters and a maximum fall height of 108 meters, the rising mist can reach a height of more than 400 meters. The roaring sound of the water falling in the basalt gorges is very impressive.

Upon arrival in the village of Victoria Falls you will be explained about the many optional activities that you can book here. Afterwards you of course have the opportunity to visit the Victoria Falls to admire “The Smoke that Thunders,” as the locals call the waterfall. In the afternoon, adventurous travelers can opt for a flight above the waterfall, rafting on the Zambezi river, bungee jumping and many other activities (if time permits, otherwise you can book these activities for day 20). The small tourist village also offers plenty of shops and terraces for those who want to take it a bit easier. In the evening you can choose from the many restaurants for dinner.

Accommodation: Victoria Falls Rainbow Hotel (double room with en-suite bathroom), or similar
Route: Kasane – Victoria Falls
Optional activities: visit the Victoria Falls, bungee jump, rafting on the  river, flight above the waterfall, sunset cruise etc.

Inclusive meals: breakfast

Day 20: Victoria Waterfalls
Your tour ends today after breakfast. The end of a great experience! You take a transfer to the airport and fly back to the Netherlands (transfer and flight not included) or continue your holiday in southern Africa. If you only fly later in the afternoon or evening, you still have enough time to undertake activities. It is also possible to spend an extra night or more in Victoria Falls so you have more time for optional excursions.

Inclusive meals: breakfast

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