Southern Africa Circuit Botsuana · Südafrika · Namibia  U.A.

Southern Africa Circuit

  • Begegnungen mit wilden Tieren & Naturwunder im Herzen des südlichen Afrika
  • Wildbeobachtung in den Nationalparks Etosha & Krüger
  • Bestaune Namibias Sanddünen
  • Naturparadies Okavango Delta
  • Malerische Drakensberge
  • Königreich Swasiland
  • Lesotho - "Königreich der Himmel"
  • Naturwunder Fish River Canyon
  • Eindrucksvolle Victoria Wasserfälle
  • Spannende Abenteuer-Aktivitäten in Swakopmund
  • Spektakuläre Ausblicke am tiefen Fish River Canyon
  • Traumhaftes Kapstadt
  • Überblick
  • Leistungen
  • Reiseverlauf
  • Termine & Preise
  • Zusatzinformationen
  • Einreisebestimmungen

42 Tage Botsuana · Südafrika · Namibia · Sambia · Lesotho · Eswatini

18 bis 39 Anfragen

Erlebe eine Reise in das Herz des südlichen Afrika: Du erkundest den Tierreichtum der berühmten Nationalparks von Südafrika, Botswana und Namibia, staunst über die riesigen Sanddünen von Sossusvlei im Namib-Naukluft Nationalpark und entdeckst Natur und Kultur in den kleinen Königreichen Lesotho und Swaziland. Lass dich begeistern von den fantastischen Victoria Fällen, dem einzigartigen Okavango Delta und genieße einen spektakulären Sonnenaufgang über dem Dünenmeer der Namib-Wüste. Swakopmund lockt mit spannenden Abenteuer-Aktivitäten, ehe dich spektakuläre Ausblicke am Fish River Canyon erwarten. Die Elefanten von Addo, Chobes Tierreichtum und die Landschaft der Drakensberge sind weitere Attraktionen deiner Tour. Neben Afrikas spektakulärer Tierwelt erwarten dich spannende Freizeitaktivitäten und viel Spaß bei dieser Overlandtour durch das Südliche Afrika.

1. Tag: Kapstadt
Das Abenteuer beginnt in der aufregenden Metropole am Fuße des Tafelberges.

2.-3. Tag: Tsitsikamma Nationalpark
Es geht zu dem an der Küste gelegenen Tsitsikamma Nationalpark. Nervenkitzel findest du beim höchsten Bungee-Sprung der Welt (216m)! Wer es ruhiger mag, kann schwimmen oder wandern gehen.

4. Tag: Addo Elephant Nationalpark
Auf Pirschfahrt erkunden wir die Tierwelt des Parks.

5. Tag: Hogsback
Wir erreichen Hogsback in den Amathole-Bergen. Im umliegenden Wald kannst du die reiche Vogelwelt erkunden.

6.-7. Tag: Lesotho
Das "Königreich der Himmel" ist unser nächstes Ziel. Vielleicht möchtest du die spektakuläre Natur auf dem Rücken eines Pony erkunden?

8.-9. Tag: Drakensberge
Fahrt durch den Golden Gate Nationalpark, Heimat für Zebras, Antilopen und Gnus. Erkunde die malerische Landschaft der Drakensberge zu Fuß oder mit dem Mountain Bike.

10.-11. Tag: Pretoria
Von Pretoria aus kannst du einen Ausflug nach Johannesburg unternehmen.

12.-14. Tag: Mlilwane
Wir erreichen das Königreich Swasiland. Wie wär's mit einem Abstecher in das Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary? Da sich keine Raubtiere unter den Tieren befinden, kann das Gebiet zu Fuß oder mit dem Fahrrad erkundet werden.

15. Tag: Hazyview
Rückkehr nach Südafrika.

16.-17. Tag: Krüger Nationalpark
Wir gehen auf Safari in einem der aufregendsten Nationalparks der Welt und halten Ausschau nach den berühmten "Big Five".

18. Tag: Musina
Wir erreichen Musina an der Grenze zu Simbabwe.

19.-20. Tag: Bulawayo
Auf einer Wandersafari im Matobo NP kannst du Nashörnern und anderen Wildtieren näher kommen.

21.-24. Tag: Victoria Falls / Livingstone
Wir setzen die Reise mit einem wahren Naturwunder fort, den mächtigen Victoria Fällen. Nervenkitzel findest du bei Abenteuer-Aktivitäten wie Rafting und Bungee Jumping.

25. Tag: Chobe
Bei einer Bootsfahrt auf dem Chobe River begegnen dir mit etwas Glück Nilpferde, Elefanten und vor sich hindösende Krokodile.

26.-28. Tag: Maun / Okavango Delta
Erkunde die unberührte Wildnis des Deltas im traditionellen Einbaum-Kanu und zu Fuß.

29. Tag: Divundu
Über die Grenze nach Namibia. Auf der Fahrt durch das Mahango Game Reserve kannst du nach Zebras, Giraffen und weiteren Tieren Ausschau halten.

30.-31. Tag: Etosha Nationalpark
Auf Pirschfahrten in diesem Schutzgebiet verstehen wir, warum Etosha zu den Hauptattraktionen Namibias gehört. An den beleuchteten Wasserlöchern kannst du Tiere beim Trinken beobachten.

32. Tag: Kamanjab
Du kannst einen Himba-Stamm besuchen oder im Otjitotongwe Cheetah Park Geparden aus der Nähe erleben.

33. Tag: Windhoek
Wir erreichen Namibias Hauptstadt.

34.-36. Tag: Swakopmund
Verschiedene Outdoor-Aktivitäten erwarten dich in der kolonial geprägten Stadt.

37. Tag: Sesriem
Wir erreichen Sesriem Canyon, den du zu Fuß erkunden kannst.

38. Tag: Sesriem - Fish River Canyon
Von der berühmten Düne 45 kannst du einen spektakulären Sonnenaufgang über dem Dünenmeer der Namib erleben.

39. Tag: Orange River
Atemberaubende Ausblicke erwarten dich am Fish River Canyon.

40. Tag: Cederberg
Koste lokale Weine bei einer optionalen Weinprobe.

41.-42. Tag: Kapstadt
Wieder zurück im wunderschönen Kapstadt, endet unsere erlebnisreiche Reise durch das südliche Afrika.

Leistungen enthalten

  • Afrika Overlandtour gemäß Programm
  • Transport in voll ausgerüstetem Overland-Truck
  • Komplette Camping- und Kochausrüstung (außer Schlafsack und Liegematte)
  • Ausflüge und Aktivitäten wie beschrieben:
    • Pirschfahrt im Addo Elephant NP
    • Pirschfahrt im Krüger Nationalpark
    • Pirschfahrt im Mahango Game Reserve
    • Pirschfahrt im Etosha Nationalpark
    • Fahrt durch den Golden Gate Nationalpark
    • Sesriem Canyon, Düne 45 & Fish River Canyon NP
    • Stopp in Solitaire und am Südlichen Wendekreis

Leistungen nicht enthalten

  • Internationale Flüge (gerne über uns buchbar)
  • Local Payment
  • Optionale Ausflüge und Aktivitäten
  • Reiseversicherungen
  • Schlafsack und Liegematte
  • Nicht genannte Mahlzeiten und Getränke
  • Flughafentransfers

Unterbringung

36x Camping (2-Personen-Zelt)
5x Hostel (Mehrbettzimmer)

Übernachtet wird auf Campingplätzen mit Duschen und ordentlichen sanitären Einrichtungen. Gelegentlich kann es jedoch vorkommen, dass kein heißes Wasser oder Spültoiletten zur Verfügung stehen. Die Campingplätze bieten meist auch die Möglichkeit zum Wäsche waschen und zum Aufladen von Batterien/Akkus. Zum Teil kann es vorkommen, dass wir in "Bush Camps" mitten in der Wildnis campen, wo es keinerlei sanitäre Einrichtungen gibt. Die Übernachtung erfolgt in geräumigen 2-Personen-Zelten. Die Zelte bieten ausreichend Platz für das Gepäck und werden von den Teilnehmern selbst aufgebaut. Die Ausrüstung wird dir zur Verfügung gestellt, alles was du brauchst ist ein eigener Schlafsack und eine Liegematte. Für extra Komfort empfiehlt sich die Mitnahme eines Kissens.

An einigen Nächten übernachten wir in günstigen Hostels, die zwar einfach, aber dennoch sauber und zentral gelegen sind. Die meisten Zimmer verfügen über private Badezimmer, gelegentlich können jedoch auch Gemeinschaftsbadezimmer vorhanden sein.

Alleinreisende werden zusammen mit Mitreisenden des gleichen Geschlechts untergebracht. Die Unterbringung im Einzelzimmer/-zelt ist nicht möglich.

Es gibt an verschiedenen Orten auch die Möglichkeit in festen Unterkünften zu übernachten. Der Tourguide wird die Gruppe unterwegs darüber informieren und den Aufpreis mitteilen.

Verpflegung


41x Frühstück
33x Mittagessen
30x Abendessen

Tourbegleitung

Englischsprachiger Reiseleiter und Truck-Fahrer

Transportarten

Overland-Truck

Zusätzliche Übernachtungen

Tourhotel in Kapstadt
Einzelzimmer: 81 EUR
Doppelzimmer: 40 EUR p.P.

Flughafentransfer

Kapstadt
Preis pro Fahrzeug (maximal 3 Personen): 38 EUR

Optionale Ausflüge / Zusatzleistungen

Nur im Voraus buchbar:
Okavango Delta Ausflug 159 EUR

Optional vor Ort zubuchbar:

KAPSTADT:
Tafelberg ab US$20
Weinprobe ab US$60
Robben Island (wetterabhängig) US$30

PRETORIA:
Johannesburg, Apartheid Museum & Soweto - Ganztagestour US$60
Cullinan Diamantenmine ab US$50
Wiege der Menschheit & Maropeng US$65

VIC FALLS / LIVINGSTONE:
White Water Rafting (halb-/ganztags) US$160-170
Victoria Falls Bungee jumping US$160
Abseiling US$55
Gorge swing US$95
Microlight ride - 15 min US$155
Helikopterflug über die Victoria Fälle (15 min) US$165
Kanufahren - ganztags US$145
Jet boat US$120

CHOBE:
Bootsfahrt bei Sonnenuntergang US$35-40

OKAVANGO DELTA:
Bush Camp im Okavango Delta, Mokorofahrt & Fuß-Safaris US$169

KAMANJAB:
Otjitotongwe Cheetah Park - $N70 (Namibische Dollar)
Besuch bei den Himba

SWAKOPMUND:
Sonnenuntergangs-Bootstour ab US$15
Quad Bike Tour ab US$35
Kamelritt ab US$20 p.P.
Sandboarding ab US$30
Tandem Fallschirmspringen US$210

CEDERBERG:
Weinprobe 100 ZAR

Bitte beachte, dass sich Preise und Aktivitäten jederzeit ändern können.
Day 1 - Arrive Cape Town
The first day of your tour is simply an arrival day with no pre-organised activities. In order to allow time to relax and see some of the sights you may wish to add pre-tour accommodation.

Situated on the south western tip of Africa and set between the Atlantic Ocean and the iconic Table Mountain, Cape Town is recognised as one of the most beautiful cities on Earth.

There are dozens of amazing sightseeing opportunities to enjoy in Cape Town and in the surrounding area. You can tackle a trek up Table Mountain or take the cable car to the top for spectacular views of the city. If you have a good head for heights you can enjoy the scenery looking over Camps Bay then rather than taking the cable car, abseil 112 metres down again, but obviously this option is not one for the faint hearted!

The V&A Waterfront is the very epitome of African chic and offers a unique shopping and entertainment environment where you can soak up the cosmopolitan vibe of the city. Be sure to sample some of South Africa's famous wines with dinner and sit back with a hot cup of rooibos herbal tea afterwards.

From Cape Town, you can visit Robben Island where former South African President and Nobel Laureate Nelson Mandela was incarcerated among other political prisoners. Once a blight on the nation's history, the island is now seen as a national symbol of triumph over adversity and has been recognised by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. If you want to arrange this activity, it is advised that you book in advance to avoid disappointment.

Just 60 kilometres away from the centre of Cape Town you can visit Cape Point, which is part of the Table Mountain National Park. The peninsula is a largely unspoilt wilderness and home to several species of antelope, including the eland, as well as many beautiful plants species. There are two lighthouses on Cape Point which can be reached by a funicular known affectionately as the Flying Dutchman.

Optional Excursions
Table Mountain - From US$20 • Wine Tasting Tour - From US$60 • Robben Island (Weather dependent) - US$30

Accommodation
1 night in a hostel at Big Blue Backpackeres or similar. No single room upgrade available.

Day 2 to 3 - Tsitsikamma
We stay near to Tsitsikamma National Park. Located on the garden route, it is situated on the hilltop overlooking the point where the Storms River and Indian Ocean meet in a turbulent crashing of surf. The park encompasses a marine reserve made up of coastline, including scenic walks, a small beach and the famous Storms River suspension bridge which spans the river mouth. The park is known for its abundance of indigenous plants as well as prolific birdlife. Keep an eye out for dolphins in the surf and the southern right whale. You can stretch your legs on a short hike to a viewpoint or a nearby waterfall, so remember to take your swimming suit on a hot day.

Approximate Travel Time: Seven hours

Accommodation
2 night(s) camping at Tube 'N' Axe or similar. No single room upgrade available.

Meals
2 Breakfast, 1 Lunch

Day 4 - Addo Elephant National Park
Addo Elephant National Park is an elephant reserve situated close to Port Elizabeth in South Africa and features some of the most beautiful dunes on the country's coastline. The original elephant section of the park was designated in 1931, when only eleven elephants remained in the area. Today this finely tuned ecosystem is sanctuary to over 450 elephants, Cape buffalo, endangered black rhino, a variety of antelope species, Burchell's zebra and warthog. Depending on our travel times we should get the chance to do an afternoon and an early morning game drive before heading on.

Approximate Travel Time: Five hours

Included Excursions
Game drive through Addo Elephant National Park

Accommodation
1 night camping. No single room upgrade available.

Meals
1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner

Day 5 - Hogsback
Located in the Eastern Cape the village of Hogsback sits on the slopes of the Amatole Mountains above the Tyume Valley in a region dominated by three peaks, one of which is suggested to resemble a hog's back from a certain angle. We have some time to explore the surrounding forest where there is a rich variety of birdlife to see. You may also hear the chattering of samango monkeys in the canopy overhead. Several rivers flow out of the mountains and create small but spectacular waterfalls such as Madonna and Child, Swallowtail and Kettlespout.

Approximate Travel Time: Seven hours

Accommodation
1 night camping. No single room upgrade available.

Meals
1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner

Day 6 to 7 - Lesotho
Entering the kingdom of Lesotho, we make our way through this mountainous country to Malealea, breathtaking in its beauty. This is a chance to experience the traditional Basotho way of life in the 'Kingdom in the Sky', the only country in the world to be entirely 1,000 metres above sea level. No visit to Lesotho would be complete without a pony trek and from our base at the lodge in Malealea there are ample opportunities to explore the landscape on the back of a sturdy pony. There is also the option to walk to get to know the rolling valleys and mountain trails on foot. During your stay you'll no doubt come to understand the resilience and friendliness of the Basotho people and enjoy the tranquillity of their lands.

Although rare, it can snow in these parts and during the winter months it is always cold so please remember to pack your winter best if you're travelling during this season.

Approximate Travel Time: Eight hours depending on the border

Accommodation
2 night(s) camping at Malealea Lodge or similar. No single room upgrade available.

Meals
2 Breakfast(s), 2 Lunch(es), 2 Dinner(s)

Day 8 to 9 - Drakensberg
Today we will pass through some spectacular mountain scenery. Leaving the lodge we drive through small farm holdings and towns with dramatic peaks in the background. Making our way back into South Africa and into the province of Freestate we drive through the stunning Golden Gate National Park, with its orange and yellow sandstone cliffs and grasses, and the chance to spot eland, zebra and wildebeest. The Drakensberg Park of South Africa, or uKhahlamba (the Barrier of Spears), is a mountainous wonderland and World Heritage site. The mountains also form a barrier separating KwaZulu-Natal province and Lesotho. We will have two nights camping in this picturesque landscape with the famous Amphitheatre in the distance on our way to Johannesburg. During a free day in Drakensburg you can explore the area on foot or on rented mountain bikes from the campsite. The campsite also organises an excursion up to the Amphitheatre, which is a long and tough but rewarding hike.

Approximate Travel Time: Seven hours depending on the border

Included Excursions
Drive through Golden Gate National Park

Accommodation
2 night(s) camping at Amphitheatre Backpackers or similar. No single room upgrade available.

Meals
2 Breakfast(s), 2 Lunch(es), 2 Dinner(s)

Day 10 to 11 - Pretoria
Today we drive from Drakensburg to Pretoria.

From our accommodation in Pretoria, you can take day trips into Johannesburg and the surrounding areas. Why not visit some of the fascinating museums devoted to subjects as diverse as apartheid, Nelson Mandela, gold, beer and traditional African medicine. There are also plenty of other options, including the Walter Sisulu Botanical Gardens, or you could meet the healers at the Mai Mai market, You may also choose to visit the Soweto Township on a professional guided tour.

Approximate Travel Time: Seven hours

Optional Excursions
Johannesburg, Apartheid Museum & Soweto full day tour - US$60 • Cullinan Diamond Mine - From US$50 • Cradle of Humankind and Maropeng - US$65

Accommodation
2 night(s) camping at Twana Lodge or similar. No single room upgrade available.

Meals
2 Breakfast(s), 1 Lunch, 2 Dinner(s)

Day 12 to 14 - Mlilwane
As Swaziland is comparatively small to most other African countries, Mlilwane provides an excellent base from where you can explore many different areas of this incredible kingdom.

Today is free time for you to investigate what Swaziland has to offer, and there are certainly many different options to choose from. How about taking a morning cycle or walk through Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary amongst herds of relaxed wild animals? Here you can admire the grassy plains, tranquil lakes and stunning mountain backdrops (there may even be time to take a dip in one of the mountain streams or warm springs), before visiting the Mantenga Cultural Village where you can enjoy some of Africa’s best traditional cultural song and dance performances.

If you would prefer something a little more adventurous then you might opt to participate in some zip-lining or take a canopy tour in the Malolotja Reserve located in the in the North West of the country where you can also visit the Phophonyane Falls, Maguga Dam, Ngwempisi Rock Art and the old mining town of Bulembu.

Accommodation
3 night(s) camping at Sondzela Backpackers or similar. No single room upgrade available.

Meals
3 Breakfast(s), 3 Lunch(es), 3 Dinner(s)

Day 15 - Hazyview
As we bid farewell to Swaziland, we re-enter South Africa and head to our accommodation located close to Kruger National Park. Tonight we stay in Hazyview, a small town in South Africa's Mpumalanga province. Depending on time we may make additional stops en route, to the view scenic wonders of God's Window, the world renowned Blyde River Canyon or Lisbon Falls.

Approximate Travel Time: Nine hours

Accommodation
1 night camping at Aan de Vliet Camping or similar. No single room upgrade available.

Meals
1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner

Day 16 to 17 - Kruger
We have an early morning start to get to Kruger National Park where we search for the big five.

Kruger National Park is South Africa's premier game reserve, regarded as one of the finest in Africa. Here you'll have the chance to experience the vast diversity of wildlife as we explore some of the two million hectares of the park. The Big Five game animals of Africa are richly represented here - lion, leopard, African buffalo, African elephant and the white rhino in large numbers.

Approximate Travel Time: Eight hours

Included Excursions
Full Game Drive in Kruger National Park

Accommodation
2 night(s) camping at Kruger Rest Camp. No single room upgrade available.

Meals
2 Breakfast(s), 2 Lunch(es), 2 Dinner(s)

Day 18 - Musina
After breakfast we make our way out of the National Park and head towards Musina, a small town close to the border of Zimbabwe.

Approximate Travel Time: Eight hours

Accommodation
1 night camping at Tshipise Forever Resort or similar. No single room upgrade available.

Meals
1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner

Day 19 to 20 - Bulawayo
We leave South Africa and cross the border into Zimbabwe, making our way to the town of Bulawayo which will be our base for exploring Matobo National Park. Situated in the awe-inspiring Matobo Hills and occupying a total area of 44,500 hectares, Matobo National Park is home to a protection zone in which a large population of Black and White Rhinoceros are successfully breeding. Established in 1953, the park was awarded UNESCO World Heritage status in 2003.

You have the option to sign up for a full day excursion to Matobo National Park, admiring the fantastic scenery, unique rock formations and Bushman paintings, whilst learning about the local flora and fauna. After our picnic lunch we enter Matobo National Park where we will take a short game drive before leaving our vehicle and continuing on foot, allowing us to get closer to the magnificent rhinoceros and other animal species which roam the park. Time permitting we may also have the opportunity to fit in an optional visit to ‘Worlds View’ located on Malindidzimu Hill (The dwelling place of benevolent spirits). Apart from providing magnificent views of the Matobos region, this site also houses the grave of British colonist Cecil John Rhodes, who requested to be buried here after passing away in 1902.

Approximate Travel Time: Six hours

Optional Excursions
Matobo National Park with rhino walk - US$110 • Visit to World’s view (time permitting) $10 USD

Accommodation
2 night(s) camping at Burkes Paradise or similar. No single room upgrade available.

Meals
2 Breakfast(s), 2 Lunch(es), 2 Dinner(s)

Day 21 - Victoria Falls
We depart Bulawayo and drive north towards one of Africa’s greatest attractions and one of the most spectacular waterfalls in the world. With a length of over one kilometre and a height of over one hundred metres this magnificent natural wonder of cascading water defines the border separating Zimbabwe & Zambia. Depending on the wind direction you can hear the roar from the falls up to 40km away as it surges into Africa’s fourth biggest river, the mighty Zambezi.

We will stay close to the action in the town of ‘Victoria Falls’.

Approximate Travel Time: Eight hours

Accommodation
1 night camping at Shoestring Backpackers or similar. No single room upgrade available.

Meals
1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch

Day 22  - Victoria Falls

Accommodation
1 night camping. No single room upgrade available.

Meals
1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch

Day 23 to 24 - Livingstone

Optional Excursions
Half/full day white water rafting - US$160-170 (Zambezi rafting is generally possible between June and January and is closed throughout the rest of the year) • Victoria Falls Bungee jumping - US$160 • Abseiling - US$55 • Gorge swing - US$95 • Microlight ride - 15 mins - US$155 • Helicopter ride over Victoria Falls (15 mins) - US$165 • Canoeing - full day - US$145 • Jet boat - US$120

Accommodation
1 night camping at Victoria Falls Waterfront or similar. No single room upgrade available.

Meals
2 Breakfast(s), 1 Dinner

Day 25 - Chobe Area
We stay near Chobe National Park, home to the most diverse wildlife in Botswana. 11,000 square kilometres of wilderness, flood plains, forests and swamps supports all manner of animal and birdlife. To gain a different perspective on the park and to see the diversity of this incredible place, in the afternoon we have the option to board a boat for a cruise up the Chobe River to see the wildlife from a different viewpoint as the sun goes down. Game is common along the water’s edge; as we glide by you may see elephants, buffalos, kudu, bushback, hippo, giraffe and sable.

Located in north west Botswana, Chobe is a diverse area spanning from the border at the Chobe River, to the now dry Savute Channel and beyond to the borders of the Moremi Game Reserve and Okavango Delta. The park is divided into four distinctly different eco systems: Serondela with its lush plains and dense forests in the Chobe River area, the Savuti Marsh, the Linyanti Swamps and the dry hinterland and it is famous for having one of the largest game concentrations in the African continent.

The next day you will have the option to get up early to go out on a morning game drive. The park has a huge amount of game and our guides will ensure we track them so we can get up close and personal!

Please note: From the 1st June 2017, you will be requireede to pay a Tourism Levy of U$30 when entering Botswana. This is payable by cash or credit card.

Approximate Travel Time: Five hours depending on border

Optional Excursions
Sunset game cruise - US$35-40

Accommodation
1 night camping at Thebe River Safaris or similar. No single room upgrade available.

Meals
1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner

Day 26 to 26 - Maun
Driving across the top edge of the Kalahari Desert we reach the town of Maun, where we will prepare for our optional excursion into the Okavango Delta, Africa's largest freshwater wetland.

Approximate Travel Time: A full day drive

Accommodation
1 night camping at Sedia or similar. No single room upgrade available.

Meals
1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner

Day 27 - Okavango Delta
The Okavango Delta is a huge area of very slow flowing water fed by the Kavango River. The water fans out from the river into a labyrinth of channels, lagoons and palm-covered islands before evaporating over the sands of the Kalahari Desert.

If you have chosen to pre book the optional excursion to the Okavango Delta then you will depart camp early and head to the polling station where you will board a hand-crafted mokoro (small boats with shallow drafts similar to canoes) and glide silently along the reed-fringed waterways, steered by stealthy polers who earn their living transporting travellers along the delta. If you have not booked to go to the Okavango Delta then you can enjoy free time around Maun.

We spend the night camping on small islands in the bush, with our exact camp spot determined by the water level and local conditions at the time. This campsite has no facilities and the polers will dig a communal toilet a safe distance from the camp. You will have a chance to swim in the delta, paddle the mokoros yourself and take walking safaris through the bush and you will share a delicious meal under the stars and around the campfire. The following morning, after another walking safari you will return to the mokoro station and from here you will have the opportunity to fly over the Delta if you choose to do so.

Optional Excursions
Bush camp in the Okavango Delta, Mokoro ride & walking safaris - US$169

Accommodation
1 night camping. No single room upgrade available.

Meals
1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner

Day 28 - Maun
From the Delta you will then return to Maun for one more night where you will re-join the rest of the group, driver and expedition vehicle.

Accommodation
1 night camping at Sedia or similar. No single room upgrade available.

Meals
1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner

Day 29 - Divundu
Departing Maun we drive through Botswana towards Namibia and cross the border through a narrow strip of land known as the Caprivi Strip. Keep your eyes peeled as we drive through Mahongo Game Reserve as you may be lucky enough to spot zebra, giraffe, gazelle and elephants among other wildlife

Please note: A yellow fever vaccination is required for travellers arriving to Namibia from countries with risk of yellow fever transmission; this includes transiting through a yellow fever risk country. Please make sure you have a valid yellow fever certificate with you for inspection by Namibian customs or health authorities, otherwise you could be refused entry or quarantined

Approximate Travel Time: Six hours depending on the border

Included Excursions
Game drive through Mahango Game Reserve

Accommodation
1 night camping at Rainbow River Lodge or similar. No single room upgrade available.

Meals
1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner

Day 30 to 31 - Etosha National Park
We will spend two nights camping in or around Etosha National Park. Where possible we try to stay at the rest-camps inside the park for one or more nights. All the campsites inside or outside of the park are very well equipped with great facilities providing us with a great base to explore the park on our full day game drive. Etosha National Park is one of the most memorable places you will visit on this trip.

Etosha National Park is one of the best places in Africa to spot cheetah and the endangered black rhino. Keep your camera lens ready for rare antelope species, the Burchell's zebra and black-faced impalas which roam the wild savannah. You may spot the odd giraffe or two chewing through thorny acacia trees in the woodland areas. Etosha National Park is a bird watcher's paradise with some 340 species inhabiting the park at different times of the year. For a short period after seasonal rains Etosha's vast salt pan is covered by a layer of water which attracts massive flocks of pelicans, flamingoes and other wading birds. While the pan is dry it is notable for the way it dramatically changes colour during the early morning and late afternoon sun.

Approximate Travel Time: Full day in the truck including Game Drive

Included Excursions
Game Drive through Etosha National Park

Accommodation
2 night(s) camping. No single room upgrade available.

Meals
2 Breakfast(s), 2 Lunch(es), 2 Dinner(s)

Day 32 to 32 - Kamanjab
This morning we leave the Etosha area and make our way towards Kamanjab where we stay for the night at the famous Otjitotongwe Cheetah Park. You have the option to to get close to these beautiful creatures which have been rescued, on an optional tour around the reserve. In Kamanjab you also have the opportunity visit a local Himba Tribe where orphaned children are looked after by the village. Himba children are the only children in Namibia culturally excused from attending school and they are raised traditionally by the elders of the village. Donations to the community are accepted and must be given to your guide.

Approximate Travel Time: Seven hours stopping along the way

Optional Excursions
Otjitotongwe Cheetah Park - $N70 (Namibian Dollars) • Himba Tribe visit

Accommodation
1 night camping at Otjitotongwe Cheetah Guest Farm or similar. No single room upgrade available.

Meals
1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner

Day 33 - Windhoek
Welcome to Windhoek, Namibia’s capital city. At an elevation of 1650 metres, Windhoek lies in a beautiful valley and is surrounded by the Eros Mountains in the north and the Auas mountains to the south. This is the only city in Namibia and is home to a population over 250,000 inhabitants.

You will notice the strong German influence here. German is still widely spoken and it is common to find traditional breads, sausage, and other delicacies, they even hold annual beer festivals!

No tourists visit to Windhoek is complete without paying a visit to Joe’s Beerhouse, a bar and restaurant providing a mix of warm Namibian and German hospitality. This place is full of old relics from ‘Joe’s’ travels and creates a great atmosphere for socialising and reminiscing about your journey so far. Here you can also opt to sample some delicious game meats or try out one of the many craft beers on offer.

Approximate Travel Time: Nine hours

Accommodation
1 night camping at Urban Camp or similar. No single room upgrade available.

Meals
1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch

Day 34 to 36 - Swakopmund
We will then head to Swakopmund, a historic German colonial town surrounded by desert situated on the Atlantic Ocean coast. It is Namibia's most popular holiday destination. Once in Swakopmund, we have two full days to fuel your thirst for an adrenaline rush with a range of optional excursions available. The town has a selection of good bars and restaurants, and you can spend the evening watching videos of activities you did during the day over a cold locally brewed beer or two. It's a great place for a few nights and a lot of fun.

Approximate Travel Time: Day 11 is a full day stopping along the way

Included Excursions
Stop off at Solitaire and the Tropic of Capricorn

Optional Excursions
Sunset Boat Cruise - From US$15 • Quad Bike Tour - From US$35 • Camel Ride - From US$20pp • Sandboarding - From US$30 • Tandem Skydiving - US$210

Accommodation
3 night(s) in hostels at Villa Weiss or similar. No single room upgrade available.

Meals
3 Breakfast(s), 1 Lunch

Day 37 - Sesriem
Today we have a scenic drive through some beautiful mountainous areas and through the Namib-Naukluft National Park, famous for its giant sand dunes, on our way to Sesriem. We drive towards the tropic of Capricorn where we make a stop so that you can get that obligatory picture with the sign before having our lunch stop at Solitaire, a small settlement in the Khomas Region of Central Namibia. Once we've at Sesriem arrived, you can go on a walk through the Sesriem Canyon in the late afternoon. An amazing variety of wildlife has adapted to the harsh conditions here and you may see rock pigeon, crow, starling and owl, along with various species of lizard.

Approximate Travel Time: Eight Hours

Included Excursions
Sesriem Canyon

Accommodation
1 night camping at Sesriem Rest Camp or similar. No single room upgrade available.

Meals
1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner

Day 38 - Fish River Canyon
This morning we wake up early in Sesriem to reach Dune 45 before sunrise and hike to the top of the dune to watch the sun rise over them. The copper in the sand dunes creates a beautiful red glow unlike any sunrise seen before. We have time to explore Sossussvlei and Deadvlei where the dark camel thorn trees against the white floor make for superb photos.

Approximate Travel Time: Five hours

Included Excursions
Dune 45, Fish River Canyon National Park

Accommodation
1 night camping. No single room upgrade available.

Meals
1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner

Day 39 - Orange River
We continue south to Orange River, known locally as Gariep, which runs along the border of Namibia and South Africa. On the way we visit Fish River Canyon. Fish River Canyon is one of the world's largest canyons and it is quite breathtaking in its immensity and is rivaled only by the Grand Canyon in North America for sheer grandeur. We will park at the viewpoint overlooking the canyon and from there you can take several short easy walks around the top, stopping along the way for photos.

The Fish River running through the bottom of the canyon is one of Namibia's few permanent rivers and while the flow is seasonal, beautiful turquoise pools can be seen in the distance during the dry season. As you walk and enjoy the colours of the strata and rugged scenery, you may be lucky enough to spot hardy mountain animals in the distance, as well as numerous bird species. Weather depending we will have lunch at the viewpoint.

Approximate Travel Time: Eight hours

Accommodation
1 night camping at Bushwhacked or similar. No single room upgrade available.

Meals
1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner

Day 40 - Cederberg
On our way to Cape Town we will travel via the Cederberg Wilderness Area with its rugged landscape crisscrossed by streams, waterfalls, cool pools and amazing natural rock sculptures. Here you have the option to do a wine tasting tour as we spend a night on a local vineyard.

Approximate Travel Time: Six hours depending on the border

Optional Excursions
Wine tasting - 100 ZAR

Accommodation
1 night camping at Highlanders Camp or similar. No single room upgrade available.

Meals
1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner

Day 41 - Cape Town
Approximate Travel Time: Four hours

Optional Excursions
Table Mountain - From US$20 • Wine Tasting Tour - From US$60 • Robben Island (Weather dependent) - US$30

Accommodation
1 night in a hostel at Big Blue Backpackers or similar. No single room upgrade available.

Meals
1 Breakfast

Day 42 - Depart Cape Town
Your adventure of a lifetime comes to an end today. If you have a late flight or have lengthened your stay by adding post tour accommodation you will have more time to explore the sights.

Meals
1 Breakfast
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Alle Fahrzeuge sind Mercedes Benz Modelle und bieten Platz für bis zu 34 Personen. Die Trucks sind mit kraftvollen Motoren ausgerüstet, so dass auch längere Strecken in angenehmer Fahrzeit absolviert werden können. Die robusten Fahrzeuge können auch schroffes Terrain meistern und daher sind diese für Fahrten auf afrikanischen Straßen und Pisten optimal. Wir transportieren die komplette Camping- und Kochausrüstung im Truck. Die Ausstattung umfasst eine Stereoanlage mit Lautsprechern, Steckdosen und Adapter zum Aufladen eurer Geräte, Stauraum über den Sitzen für das Handgepäck, getönte Panoramafenster zum Öffnen, Bibliothek mit Büchern und Spielen, hochwertige Campingausrüstung (inkl. Stühle, Tische), Safe für Reisepässe und Wertgegenstände, große Stauräume für Rucksäcke und Ausrüstung, Kühlschrank für Lebensmittel, 500-Liter Wassertank und große Benzintanks für längere Strecken. Das Fahrzeug ist entweder komplett mit nach vorne ausgerichteten Sitzen ausgestattet oder bietet eine Kombination aus nach vorne sowie nach hinten gerichteten Sitzen mit kleinen Tischen dazwischen. Die Sitze der Trucks sind weich gepolstert und die Fenster lassen sich zur Seite hin öffnen.

MITWIRKUNG UND INTERAKTION - DEINE MITHILFE WIRD ERWARTET
Auch wenn die Crew die meiste Arbeit erledigt, wird deine Mithilfe bei den täglich anfallenden Arbeiten auf dieser Overlandtour erwartet. Deine Mithilfe trägt einen enormen Anteil zum Gelingen der Tour bei.
Folgende Arbeiten sind zu erledigen, an denen sich alle Tourteilnehmer abwechseln beteiligen:
- selbstständiges Be- und Entladen des Gepäcks
- Auf- und Abbau der Zelte der Campingausrüstung
- Unterstützung bei der Zubereitung der Mahlzeiten
- Sauberhalten des Trucks
- Abwasch des Geschirrs
- Hilfe bei Be- und Entladen des Trucks (Stühle, Campingausrüstung etc.)

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