Road to the Falls Südafrika · Namibia · Botswana u. a.

Road to the Falls

  • Eine prickelnde Mischung aus Naturwundern und Begegnungen
  • Safari im tierreichen Etosha Nationalpark
  • Naturwunder Victoria Fälle
  • Per Mokoro durch die Wildnis des Okavango Delta
  • Spitzkoppe - das "Matterhorn Namibias"
  • Höchste Sanddünen der Welt in der Namib
  • Tierparadies Chobe Nationalpark
  • Abenteuer-Aktivitäten der Küstenstadt Swakopmund
  • Spektakuläres Panorama des Fish River Canyon
  • Einblicke in die Traditionen & Kultur der Buschmänner
  • Überblick
  • Leistungen
  • Reiseverlauf
  • Termine & Preise
  • Zusatzinformationen
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22 Tage Südafrika · Namibia · Botswana · Simbabwe

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Brechen Sie auf zu einem Abenteuer vollgepackt mit tierreichen Nationalparks, atemberaubenden Landschaften und faszinierenden Naturwundern. Lassen Sie sich begeistern vom beeindruckenden Farbenspiel der imposanten Sanddünen von Sossusvlei zum Sonnenaufgang, erforschen die Tiefen des Okavango Deltas zu Fuß und per Mokoro, und erhalten Sie einzigartige Einblicke in die Kultur und Traditionen der Buschmänner. Lassen Sie den Blick über das spektakuläre Panorama des Fish River Canyon schweifen, staunen Sie über die bizarre Felsformation der Spitzkoppe, das "Matterhorn Namibias" und treiben Sie Ihr Adrenalin bei zahlreichen Abenteuer-Aktivitäten in der charmanten Küstenstadt Swakopmund in die Höhe. Eindrucksvolle Safarierlebnisse erwarten Sie in den tierreichen Nationalparks Etosha und Chobe, bevor Sie Ihre erlebnisreiche Overland Tour an den tosenden Victoria Fällen ausklingen lassen.

Tag 1: Kapstadt
Tag 2-3: Western Cape/Orange River
Tag 4: Fish River Canyon
Tag 5-6: Sesriem/Busch Camp
Tag 7-9: Swakopmund
Tag 10: Spitzkoppe
Tag 11-12: Etosha Nationalpark
Tag 13-14: Grootfontein/San Bushmen
Tag 15: Bagani
Tag 16-17: Okavango Delta
Tag 18: Bagani Community Camp
Tag 19-20: Chobe Nationalpark
Tag 21-22: Victoria Falls

Leistungen enthalten

Overland Tour laut Programm, Transport, Unterkunft und Mahlzeiten wie angegeben, Pirschfahrten, Ausflüge und Aktivitäten wie im Tourverlauf angegeben

Leistungen nicht enthalten

Internationale Flüge (gerne über uns buchbar), nicht genannte Mahlzeiten und Getränke, optionale Ausflüge und Aktivitäten, Visa, Reiseversicherung, Vor- und Nachübernachtungen zur Tour, persönliche Ausgaben, Trinkgeld, Flughafentransfers

Unterbringung

17x Camping
3x Chalets
1x Hotel

Während der Tour übernachten Sie in Doppel- bzw. Mehrbettzimmern und geräumigen Zwei-Personen-Zelten. Alleinreisende werden zusammen mit Mitreisenden gleichen Geschlechts untergebracht. Gegen Aufpreis ist auch die Unterbringung im Einzelzimmer buchbar (vorbehatlich Verfügbarkeit). EZ-Zuschlag bitte anfragen.

Verpflegung

18x Frühstück
18x Mittagessen
17x Abendessen

Für nicht enthaltene Mahlzeiten und Getränke sollten Sie zusätzlich etwa USD180 einplanen. Vegetarier und Teilnehmer mit speziellen Diätanforderungen teilen uns dies bitte rechtzeitig bei Buchung mit. Da dies eine Partizipationstour ist unterstützten alle Teilnehmer Ihre Crew bei den täglich anfallenden Arbeiten wie Kochen oder Einkaufen. Wenn wir nicht campen, können Sie selbst entscheiden, wo uns was Sie essen wollen.

Tourbegleitung

Englischsprachiger Reiseleiter, Fahrer und Koch.

Transportarten

LKW / Truck, Einbaumboot (Mokoro), Allradfahrzeug

Zusätzliche Übernachtungen

Bitte kontaktieren Sie uns - wir beraten Sie gerne.

Flughafentransfer

Bitte kontaktieren Sie uns - wir beraten Sie gerne.

Optionale Ausflüge / Zusatzleistungen

KAPSTADT:
Bo-Kaap Museum - ZAR30
District Six Museum - ZAR25
Hafenbootsfahrt - ZAR200
Kirstenbosch Botanische Gärten - ZAR45
Südafrika Nationalgallerie - ZAR35
Südafrika Museum - ZAR27
Tafelberg - Wandern - ZAR720
Tafelberg - Seilbahn - ZAR250
Robben Island Tour - ZAR260

SWAKOPMUND:
Swakopmund Museum - USD2
Heißluftballonflug (nur auf Anfrage) - USD415
Hansa Brauerei Besuch - kostenfrei

ETOSHA NATIONALPARK:
Abendliche Pirschfahrt - ZAR550

CHOBE NATIONALPARK:
Bootstour - BWP220

VICTORIA FALLS:
Kanu Trail - USD185
Kanu Trail (halbtags) - USD100
Flying Fox - USD50
Gorge Swing - USD110
Helikopterflug (12 min) - USD175
Helikopterflug (25 min) - USD334
Rafting & River Boarding Kombi (halbtags) - USD218
Sonnenuntergangs-Bootsfahrt Zambezi River - USD50
Village & Township Tour - USD50

Bitte beachten Sie, dass sich die angegebenen Preise/Aktivitäten jederzeit ändern können.
Day 1 Cape Town
Sawubona! Welcome to South Africa.
Your adventure begins with a welcome meeting at 4pm on Day 1.
You can arrive at any time as there are no activities planned until this important meeting; please ask the hotel reception where it will take place. If your flight arrives too late, we recommend that you consider arriving a day early and book a night's accommodation prior to the trip so you are able to attend. If you are going to be late please inform the hotel reception. We'll be collecting your insurance details and next of kin information at this meeting so please ensure you have all details on hand to provide to your leader.
With its stunning coastline, dominating mountain and modern cityscape, Cape Town is one of Africa's most appealing cities. With vineyards on its doorstep, adventure activities around every other corner and plenty of restaurants and cafes to while away the time, Cape Town is a very easy city to spend some extra time in.

Optional Activities
Bo-Kaap Museum - ZAR30
District Six Museum - ZAR25
Harbour cruise - ZAR200Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens - ZAR45
South Africa National Gallery - ZAR35
South African Museum - ZAR27
Table Mountain - Hiking - ZAR720
Table Mountain - Aerial cable - ZAR250
Robben Island tour - ZAR260


Accommodation
Saasveld Lodge or similar (1 nt)

Day 2 Western Cape
Leaving Cape Town behind, travel up the Western Cape and spend the night on a working farm (290 km, approx 6 hrs).
Our camp tonight has shared facilities and upgrades possible (subject to availability).

Accommodation
Highlanders Camp or similar (1 nt)

Meals
1 breakfast, 1 lunch, 1 dinner

Day 3 Orange River
Pass through Namaqualand, famous for its wildflowers that spring up from the end of July to mid-September. Flowers like daisies, gazanias and cinerarias are the most popular. Arrive at the beautiful Orange River, the natural border between South Africa and Namibia. It takes about an hour to exit South Africa and enter Namibia, and we then head for our camp on the banks of the river (420 km, approx 9 hrs).
Traditionally known as the Gariep River, the Orange River is the longest in South Africa (2200 km). Its source is high up in the Drakensberg mountain range in Lesotho and it flows into the Atlantic Ocean at Alexander Bay in South Africa. The Orange River is responsible for transporting diamonds and creating the deposits that can be found along the Namibian coast.
Our camp has shared facilities and upgrades possible.

Accommodation
Felix Unite Camping or similar (1 nt)

Meals
1 breakfast, 1 lunch, 1 dinner

Day 4 Fish River Canyon
This morning there's a chance for an optional canoe adventure on the stunning Orange River - a great way to discover the beauty of this region.
Head further west into the desert lands of Namibia towards Fish River Canyon (200 km, approx 4-5 hrs).
At 500 metres deep and over 160 km long, Fish River Canyon is one of the largest canyons in the world. There are remarkable photographic opportunities here.
Tonight's camp has showers and flush toilets.

Included Activities
Fish River Canyon

Accommodation
Camping Fish River Canyon or similar (1 nt)

Meals
1 breakfast, 1 lunch, 1 dinner

Day 5 Sesriem
This is a long driving day towards the fabled dunes of Namibia (520 km, approx 10 hrs). There is an an opportunity to stop at a market/shop to stock up on supplies before tomorrow's bush camp.
Our camp tonight has shared facilities however no upgrades or Wifi available.

Accommodation
Sesriem Camping or similar (1 nt)

Meals
1 breakfast, 1 lunch, 1 dinner

Day 6 Bush Camp
Wake before dawn and scramble to the top of these dunes for a dramatic sunrise view across a vast sea of sand. The colour changes are just incredible and provide a spectacular setting for our brunch.
The most famous part of the Namib Desert is its vast dune fields, the most spectacular of which are found near the Sesriem Canyon. This canyon was formed when the Tsauchab River carved a gorge 30 metres into the gravel deposits about 15 million years ago. It's thought that this river once flowed to the Atlantic Ocean but its course was blocked by the encroaching sand dunes. Now the river flows out to the dune fields that stretch for hundreds of miles up the coast, and dries up in a clay pan at Sossusvlei. The dunes are stunning, with magnificent red/orange tones from the brightly coloured sands. They are the highest in the world and home to a plethora of animal life.
Jump in the back of a pickup truck for a trip to Sossusvlei (approx 30 minutes each way). Here you'll experience the hidden and amazing mysteries this area contains.
In the afternoon we drive to our bush camp in the heart of Namib Desert (230kms, approx. 4hrs away).

Included Activities
Sossusvlei 4x4 Tour
Sesriem - Sand dunes visit

Accommodation
Mirabib Camp or similar (1 nt)

Meals
1 breakfast, 1 lunch, 1 dinner

Day 7 Swakopmund
Continue on to the town of Swakopmund (190 km, approx 4 hrs drive).
Our accommodation here is in bungalows. These accommodate 6 people each and share bathroom facilities. WiFi is available.

Included Activities
Village Visit - Swakopmund (Township tour)

Accommodation
Swakopmund Rest Camp or similar (1 nt)

Meals
1 breakfast, 1 lunch

Day 8 Swakopmund
Surrounded by the massive dune fields of the Namib Desert on three sides, and the Atlantic Ocean on the other, Swakopmund is an example of the extraordinary German culture that's found in all major settlements in Namibia. It's worth wandering around the town to admire the beauty of the Germanic architecture and take advantage of some excellent souvenir shopping.

Optional Activities
Swakopmund Museum - USD2


Accommodation
Swakopmund Rest Camp or similar (1 nt)

Day 9 Swakopmund
Today is another free day to enjoy this interesting beach side town.

Accommodation
Swakopmund Rest Camp or similar (1 nt)

Day 10 Spitzkoppe
Travel to Spitzkoppe (290 km, approx 6 hrs).
Experience the sight, sound and smell of thousands of olive-coloured seals on the shores of Cape Cross while travelling up the eerie Atlantic Coast.
Visit one of the most stunning areas of Namibia, the wild lands around the mountain of Spitzkoppe - 'the Matterhorn of Namibia'. The mountain, which is 700 million years old, is 1987 metres (5857 ft) high. Although you shouldn't attempt climbing to the top, there are some excellent hikes and guided walks throughout the area, rich in plant life and with some amazing bush paintings. This is a place to get away from it all and to appreciate the stunning harsh beauty of this sparsely populated country.
Bush camp for the night in the midst of this remote region and have the chance to witness the breathtaking sunsets and sunrises as the landscape takes on remarkable oranges and reds.

Included Activities
Cape Cross seal colony

Accommodation
Spitzkoppe Community Rest Camp or similar (1 nt)

Meals
1 lunch, 1 dinner

Day 11 Etosha National Park
Travel to Etosha National Park (480 km, approx 9 hrs), stopping at a market/shop and ATM if required.
Etosha National Park is home to a wide range of Southern Africa's wildlife, including all the big carnivores and five rare or endangered species: black rhino, Hartmann's mountain zebra, black-faced impala, roan antelope and the tiny Damara dik-dik. The wildlife is prolific and Etosha has every right to proclaim itself as one of the world's pre-eminent wildlife areas. Game viewing in the park is relatively easy due to the man-made waterholes and the large sparsely vegetated pans. The bushland surrounding the pans is difficult to see through but there are enough clearings, pans and waterholes to usually allow for some sightings. Namibia has protected its game reserves against poaching so there are large herds of elephants, antelope and other herbivores.
Tonight we have an evening game drive before spending the night at the particularly spectacular Okaukuejo Camp. The camp overlooks a floodlit waterhole visited by many different species throughout the day and night. Upgrades are not available.

Optional Activities
Evening Game Drive - ZAR550


Accommodation
Okaukuejo Camp or similar (1 nt)

Meals
1 breakfast, 1 lunch, 1 dinner

Day 12 Etosha National Park

Enjoy a full day game drive in Etosha National Park.
This evening we spend the night at Namutoni Camp. Upgrades are available.

Included Activities
Full Day Game Drive

Optional Activities
Evening Game Drive - ZAR550


Accommodation
Namutoni Camp or similar (1 nt)

Meals
1 breakfast, 1 lunch, 1 dinner

Day 13 Grootfontein/San Bushmen
Drive to our camp outside Grootfontein for the night (220kms, approx. 5hrs).
Our camp has flush toilets, showers, WiFi, ATM and upgrades available.

Accommodation
Roy's Camp or similar (1 nt)

Meals
1 breakfast, 1 lunch, 1 dinner

Day 14 Grootfontein
Today we do a round trip to visit the Bushmen (180kms). We will go out walking with the San Bushmen, spend some time with them and listen to the stories and songs of these fascinating people, presented in their unique "clicking language". The Bushmen are the oldest ethnic group in Namibia having inhabited Southern Africa for an estimated 20,000 years. Around 30,000 San live in Namibia, but only 2,000 of them still follow a traditional way of life. The San have a deep understanding of nature and ecology, living in harmony with their environment.

Included Activities
San Bushman cultural experience

Accommodation
Roy's Camp or similar (1 nt)

Meals
1 breakfast, 1 lunch, 1 dinner

Day 15 Bagani

Head to Bagani where we set up camp for the night.
Bagani is a small, friendly town with some good hiking trails along the river and plenty of places to just relax.
Our camp has flush toilets, showers, Wifi and upgrades available.

Accommodation
Rainbow Camp or similar (1 nt)

Meals
1 breakfast, 1 lunch, 1 dinner

Day 16 Okavango Delta
Drive across the border into Botswana and head south along the Okavango Panhandle (the narrowest part of the delta) to Seronga, where we leave our vehicle and join our transport for the journey into the delta (140 km, approx 4 hrs).
Formed by the Okavango River as it flows from the highlands of Angola down to a basin on the edge of the Kalahari Desert, the Okavango Delta is unlike anything else in the world. The river has no outlet from the desert and spreads out into thousands of small streams to form a wilderness that is totally unspoilt. The 16,000 sq km maze of wetlands is a wonderland of clear meandering waterways, green islands, lush plains and prolific wildlife. The delta is filled with a diversity of flora and fauna that includes hippos, crocodiles, elephants and the big cats. However, it's not for the game that we come as it can't always be found. The delta is about exploring one of the world's most fascinating ecosystems.
Boarding boats out into the swamps, travel to Gao Island to meet our mokoro team and to begin exploring the Okavango Delta. Each mokoro (small dugout canoe) takes two people and is poled along through the meandering waterways by a local tribesman. Reeds and lily pads line the streams, and birds startled by the mokoros rise out of the long grasses. Punting along, the peace of the delta may be shattered by the deep grunting of hippos.
Out in the middle of a wilderness area, on the first night you'll camp on an island away from civilisation.
There is no WiFi or upgrades available during these nights.

Included Activities
Okavango Delta - Mokoro trips & bushwalks

Accommodation
Okavango Delta Bush Camping or similar (1 nt)

Meals
1 breakfast, 1 lunch, 1 dinner

Day 17 Okavango Delta
Continue our trip around the delta and then return to Gao Island before heading to the relative civilisation of Umvuvu Camp with its (usually) hot showers and small bar.
Today there is an option to take a nature walk with your guide.

Included Activities
Nature Walk

Meals
1 breakfast, 1 lunch, 1 dinner

Day 18 Bagani Community Camp
Return to Bagani for the night where we have time to relax and take part in the various activities that are available in this charming place. Various boat trips, fishing or hikes are possible from Bagani.
Our camp has flush toilets, showers, Wifi and upgrades available.

Accommodation
Rainbow Camp or similar (1 nt)

Meals
1 breakfast, 1 lunch, 1 dinner

Day 19 Chobe National Park
Bagani to Chobe National Park is quite a long drive, but it's well worth it (430 km, approx 8 hrs). Enter Botswana at Goma border which is also the gateway to the park.
Botswana's first national park, Chobe, is perhaps best known for its high concentration of elephants, which can often be seen swimming in the Chobe River. The river also attracts wallowing hippos, a variety of birdlife, crocodiles sunning themselves by the water's edge, and cheetahs and lions which come down to drink.
Take an optional cruise down the Chobe River - one of the best ways to enjoy the park's animals.
Our camp is outside of Chobe National Park and has flush toilets, showers, WiFi, ATM and upgrades available.

Accommodation
Chobe Safari Lodge Camping or similar (1 nt)

Meals
1 breakfast, 1 lunch, 1 dinner

Day 20 Chobe National Park
Enjoy an early morning game drive and get up close to the wildlife, hopefully spotting lions, buffaloes, birds and of course elephants.

Included Activities
Chobe - Dawn game drive

Optional Activities
Chobe - Boat Cruise - BWP220


Accommodation
Chobe Safari Lodge Camping or similar (1 nt)

Meals
1 breakfast, 1 lunch, 1 dinner

Day 21 Victoria Falls
Travel on to Victoria Falls, crossing the border into Zimbabwe in time to have lunch on the banks of the Zambezi (115 km, approx 3 hrs).
Our camp has flush toilets, showers, WiFi and upgrades avilable
Visit the magnificent Victoria Falls.
The Victoria Falls are an enormous curtain of water, about a mile wide, falling 108 m into a narrow gorge below. In the wet season, the spray created can rise up an incredible 400 m and the falls are an impressive raging torrent. The spray from the falls can sometimes be seen from kilometres away. It's no wonder that the local name Mosi oa Tunya means the 'smoke that thunders'. In the dry season, the view of the falls is unobstructed by spray and it's possible to see little islets in the river below.
Your leader will take you to a local activity centre where a range of activities will be on offer. We have not risk assessed all activities and only those listed in our trip notes are recommended. If you are unsure please check with your leader.
Please note that it is against company policy for leaders to facilitate the booking of any activities that have not been risk assessed or do not adhere to our company’s Responsible Travel policy and ethos. This includes organising transport to and from these activities in our vehicles.

Tonight we'll share a final night dinner together.

Accommodation
Victoria Falls Rest Camp or similar (1 nt)

Meals
1 breakfast, 1 lunch, 1 dinner

Day 22 Victoria Falls

You are free to depart any timetoday as there are no activities planned. Check out time is 10am.
For those of you who are planning on spending a few extra days in Vic Falls there are various activities and excursions available - either on the water, on land or high above it all. Choose from white water rafting, canoeing, the flying fox, or gorge swinging (please see the 'Optional Activities' below for more details on what you can see and do around Victoria Falls).
If you are interested in the Optional Helicopter flight ( 12 minutes or 25 minutes ) we endorse the following operator only: Zambezi Helicopter co CAA Zimbabwe. Your leader can help you arrange this activity.
Responsible Travel Note:
During your visit to the Victoria Falls area you may notice businesses offering an optional 'Walk with the Lions' experience. We recommend that Intrepid travellers bypass this activity as it is contrary to Intrepid's Responsible Travel guideline stating that we 'actively discourage the participation of Intrepid groups in activities which exploit animals - wild or domestic.' Professional wildlife conservation organisations, including Born Free and the World Society for Protection of Animals (WSPA), advise that habituating lions to humans can shorten their life and may result in lion-human conflict issues. While there is some merit in the argument that the money that you pay for the activity goes towards lion research, we feel that the negative impacts on the lions' rehabilitation far outweigh this.
Safety Note:
While at Victoria Falls you may hear about Devils Pool. Intrepid does not recommend this activity due to the high risk involved. Our leaders cannot assist in organising this activity.

Included Activities
Visit Victoria Falls

Optional Activities
Canoe trail - USD185
Canoe trail (half day) - USD100
Flying fox - USD50
Gorge swing - USD110
Helicopter flight (12 mins) - USD175
Helicopter flight (25 mins) - USD334
Rafting & river boarding combo (half day) - USD218
Sunset cruise Zambezi river - USD50
Village & township tour - USD50


Meals
1 breakfast
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MITHILFE:
Bei dieser Tour sind nicht nur Zuschauer, sondern aktives Mitglied der Gruppe. Alle Teilnehmer packen bei den täglich anfallenden Aufgaben mit an. Dazu gehören beispielsweise die Unterstützung bei der Zubereitung der Mahlzeiten, Einkaufen, Geschirrspülen oder der Auf- und Abbau der Zelte. Jeder in der Gruppe beteiligt sich und man wechselt sich täglich mit den Aufgaben ab. Der Spaß steht dabei im Vordergrund!

TOURSTIL:
Echtes Abenteuer für budgetbewusste Reisende, die Unabhängigkeit mit der Sicherheit einer Gruppe verbinden wollen oder ein Maximum an Flexibilität suchen.
Sie können alles erwarten, aber keine Extras, die Sie nicht in Anspruch nehmen wollen. Das bedeutet in der Regel einfache Unterkünfte, einige inkludierte Highlights und viel Freiraum für eigene Erkundungen.