Day 1: Cape Town
Cape Town is one of the most picturesque cities in the world, with the majestic Table Mountain providing its central focus. After a tour briefing at 8:00am, we visit the African Penguin colony en route to Cape Point Nature Reserve, and spend the rest of the day relaxing on Hout Bay beach. We sample some of Cape Town’s culinary wonders at a local restaurant at the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront (own expense).
Accommodation: Sweetest Guest House
Includes: Meals (1 breakfast) entrance fees to Penguin colony & Cape Nature Point
Day 2: Cederberg
The Cederberg is a massive rock wilderness with giant sandstone boulders that have been sculpted by wind and rain into bizarre and artistic shapes. We head north to the Cederberg and explore the rugged landscape on foot before relaxing in chalets for the evening.
Accommodation at: Western Cape Town Nature Conservation
Includes: Meals (1 breakfast/ 1 lunch/ 1 dinner), entrance fees and walk in the Cederberg
Day 3: Gariep River
We make our way into the more arid regions and upon entering Namibia, we stay at a lodge on the Gariep River. Namibia’s southern border river flows quietly and peacefully and the river valley is hardly affected by tourism. The riverbed is sandy, the water clean and clear. Time free for swimming and relaxing or you can venture down the river in canoes (own expense).
Accommodation at: Gariep River
Includes: Meals (1 breakfast / 1 lunch / 1 dinner)
Day 4: Fish River Canyon
The Fish River Canyon, situated along the lower reaches of the Fish River, is one of the most impressive natural beauties in the southern part of Namibia. With its depth of up to 550 metres, the Fish River Canyon is the second largest canyon in the world. We make our way to the canyon and in the afternoon watch a spectacular sunset as the sun slips over the canyon’s rim.
Accommodation at: Canon Mountain Camp
Includes: Meals (1 breakfast/ 1 lunch/ 1 dinner), entrance fees to look out point at Fish River Canyon
Day 5 – 6: Namib Desert
The parched Namib Desert has endless orange dunes blown into sharp ridges by the sand-shifting wind and at Sossusvlei they form a gateway into the Namib Desert. We will walk to Sossusvlei, explore Sesriem Canyon and from the comfort of our lodge outside the national park watch dramatic sunsets over the world’s highest sand dunes. (If you prefer not to do the 4km walk to Sossusvlei there is an optional own expense 4WD transfer)
Accommodation at: Desert Camp
Includes: Meals (2 breakfast/ 2 lunch/ 2 dinner), entrance fees to Sesriem Canyon and Naukluft National Park
Day 7 – 8: Swakopmund
Swakopmund is a popular seaside resort with a slightly nostalgic atmosphere, characterized by numerous colonial buildings. In terms of flora, both the Welwitschia Mirabilis and the Kokerboom grow on the stony plains of the Namib and many beautiful specimens surround this coastal town. Swakopmund is also the adventure activity capital of Namibia. Day free to explore the town or try dune boarding or sea kayaking (own expense).
Accommodation at: Hotel D’Avignon
Includes: Meals (2 breakfast/1 lunch)
Day 9: Damaraland
Namibia is a land of great contrasts and Damaraland demonstrates this with stark plains, petrified forests and ancient valleys leading to rocky outcrops and the soaring peaks of the Brandberg Massif Mountains.
Accommodation at: Brandberg White Lady
Includes: Meals (1 breakfast/ 1 lunch/ 1 dinner), entrance fees to Cape Cross Seal colony, San Rock Art
Day 10 – 11: Etosha National Park
Once a vast lake fed by the Kunene River, the pan that is Etosha NP dried up thousands of years ago when the river waters chose a new course. Etosha is big game country. We take game drives around the huge pan to find the elephants, herds of antelope and lions around the waterholes. We stay at a lodge on the outskirts of the national park.
Accommodation at: Tarental Guest Forum
Includes: Meals (2 breakfast / 2 lunch/ 2 dinner), entrance fees to Etosha National Park, full day game drive in Etosha NP
Day 12: Windhoek
This pretty town, beautifully situated in a valley, combines the architecture of a modern city with numerous buildings in the style of the German colonial era. The charm of the city of Windhoek lies in its harmonious blend of African and European cultures and the friendliness of its people. We visit the cosmopolitan capital and enjoy a restaurant meal (own expense).
Accommodation at: Klein Windhoek Guest House
Includes: Meals (breakfast / lunch)
Day 13: Kalahari
Crossing into Botswana we overnight in rustic, grass huts in the heart of the Kalahari. We take a walk with the local Bushmen to learn fascinating bush skills.
Accommodation at: Dqae Qare San Lodge
Includes: Meals (breakfast / lunch / dinner), nature walk with local San bushman and translator
Day 14 – 16: Okavango Delta
The Okavango Delta is the only inland delta in the world. Instead of flowing into the sea, the annual flood of fresh water, spreads over 15000sq km of the Kalahari sand in a maze of lagoons and channels. We journey deep into the Okavango Delta on mekoro (dugouts). We have 2 nights at our tented camp and enjoy game walks, swimming, the
birdlife and game in this pristine wilderness area.
Accommodation at: Island Safari Lodge (Maun), Wilderness Camping (2 nights)
Includes: Meals (3 breakfast / 3 lunch / 2 Dinner), entrance to Okavango Delta, morning and afternoon game walks with local guides
Day 17: Makgadikgadi Pans
The shimmering saltpans of Makgadikgadi are the size of Switzerland and most of the time appear as a glaring, white, endless plain. When the rain comes a dramatic change takes place as the pans come to life with frantically feeding water birds and great herds of zebra, wildebeest and springbok.
Accommodation at: Nata Lodge
Includes: Meals (Breakfast / Lunch), entrance fees to Makgadikgadi Pans
Day 18: Chobe National Park
Chobe National Park is famous for large herds of elephant and buffalo. Our afternoon is spent on an exciting wildlife boat cruise in the Chobe NP.
Accommodation at: Thebe River Safari
Includes: Meals (Breakfast / Lunch), sunset game viewing boat cruise on the Chobe River
Day 19 – 21: Zimbabwe – Victoria falls – Departure
Magnificent Victoria Falls is one of the seven natural wonders of the world. David Livingstone ‘discovered’ the falls in 1885 and named them after his Queen. The scene he encountered was a mile-wide (1.6 km) sheer basalt fault line over which the mighty Zambezi tumbled to a depth of 100m, creating a cloud of spray. The falls are also the centre of a wide range of activities, including white water rafting on the mighty Zambezi, scenic flights or a 111m bungi jump (own expense). Tour ends at 08:00am at the hotel.
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- Overnight: 17 nights on safari we stay at small lodges (including tented lodges), with en suite facilities, and 2 nights tented camp in the Okavango. Each mini meru tent has twin camp beds with linen and en suite chemical toilet. Shared bucket shower tent with hot water off the fire. 1 night chalets where two bedrooms share a bathroom.
- Meals: 20 breakfasts, 16 lunches and 11 dinners are included. Of which 7 breakfasts are provided by the lodges. The remaining included meals are provided by the Sunway crew, prepared at the vehicle & eaten around the campfire or at the boma.
- Transport: for the majority of this safari you travel in custom-built Sunway Safari trucks with 12 forward facing seats. On 5% of tours we may use Mercedes Sprinter minibuses with 12 seats and air conditioning.
- Limited participation: An essential part of your safari is some participation. From carrying your own bag to packing the truck in the morning – it’s all part of your adventure. There are some
long days with early starts so we need all to get involved to make the trip run efficiently. Where the tour leaders provide meals we ask that clients help (on rotation) with the washing
up (the local polers will assist in the delta to make things easier).
Questo perché alcune destinazioni offrono tariffe molto variabili e offerte speciali in alcuni periodi dell’anno. Preferiamo pertanto offrire la tariffa più competitiva disponibile in fase di richiesta informazioni.
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- Tipo di pernottamento: Lodge, Guest house, Tented Camp
- Spostamenti: With guide/ driver
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