Ocean to Ocean Simbabwe · Botswana · Südafrika u. a.

Ocean to Ocean

  • Erlebe spektakuläre Landschaften und unverfälschte Wildnis im südlichen Afrika
  • Traumstadt Kapstadt
  • Kapstadt Township Tour
  • Gariep (Orange) River
  • Spektakulärer Fish River Canyon
  • Sossusvlei Sanddünen
  • Namib Naukluft Nationalpark
  • Küstenstadt Swakopmund
  • Spitzkoppe - Bizarre Felsformationen und antike Felsmalereien
  • Großartige Tierwelt des Etosha Nationalpark
  • Naturwanderung mit den Buschmännern der Kalahari
  • Entdecke zu Fuß & per Mokoro die Wildnis des Okavango Deltas
  • Elephant Sands
  • Pirschfahrt im tierreichen Chobe Nationalpark
  • Bootstour auf dem Chobe River
  • Naturwunder Victoria Wasserfälle
  • Tierwelt des Hwange Nationalpark erleben
  • Besuch der Great Zimbabwe Ruinen
  • Pirschfahrt im Matobo Nationalpark
  • Traumhaftes Bazaruto Archipel bei einer Dhow Safari entdecken
  • Schnorchel bei der Insel Magaruque und die tropische Unterwasserwelt erkunden
  • Pirschfahrten im Krüger Nationalpark
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33 Tage Simbabwe · Botswana · Südafrika · Namibia · Sambia · Mosambik

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Vom Atlantik zum Pazifik - auf dieser Campingtour durch das südliche Afrika erlebst du unglaubliche Landschaften und eine unverfälschte Wildnis, entdeckst historische Stätten und kannst dich an traumhaften Stränden zurücklehnen. Die Overlandtour startet in Kapstadt, von wo aus wir uns zum zweitgrößten Canyon der Erde begeben - dem grandiosen Fish River Canyon. Die Namib ist die älteste Wüste der Welt und berühmt sind die faszinierend farbintensiven Sanddünen von Sossusvlei, die zu den höchsten der Welt gehören. Im tierreichen Etosha übernachten wir innerhalb des Parks, so dass ihr nachts am beleuchteten Wasserloch unglaubliche Tierbeobachtungen machen könnt. Das Okavango Delta erkunden wir im traditionellen Mokoro und übernachten im Herzen dieses Naturparadieses in gemütlichen Wohnzelten. Wir erkunden einige der schönsten Regionen von Simbabwe, wie Matopos, Hwange und Great Zimbabwe. Bei einer Dhow Bootstour erleben wir die Inselwelt des Bazaruto Archipels. Eine intensive Erlebnistour!

1. Tag: Kapstadt - Western Cape
2. Tag: Western Cape - Gariep (Orange) River
3. Tag: Gariep (Orange) River - Fish River Canyon
4. Tag: Fish River Canyon - Sesriem
5. Tag: Namib Naukluft Nationalpark - Solitaire
6. Tag: Solitaire - Swakopmund
7. Tag: Swakopmund
8. Tag: Swakopmund - Spitzkoppe
9. Tag: Spitzkoppe - Etosha NP
10. Tag: Etosha Nationalpark
11. Tag: Etosha - Windhoek
12. Tag: Windhoek - Ghanzi
13. Tag: Ghanzi - Maun
14. Tag: Maun - Okavango Delta
15. Tag: Okavango Delta - Maun
16. Tag: Maun - Elephant Sands / Nata
17. Tag: Nata - Kasane
18. Tag: Kasane - Livingstone
19. Tag: Livingstone (Sambia)
20. Tag: Livingstone - Victoria Falls (Simbabwe)
21. Tag: Victoria Falls - Hwange Nationalpark
22. Tag: Hwange NP - Bulawayo
23. Tag: Bulawayo / Matopos Nationalpark
24. Tag: Great Zimbabwe
25. Tag: Masvingo - Bandula Area (Mosambik)
26. Tag: Vilanculos
27. Tag: Vilanculos
28. Tag: Vilanculos - Inhambane
29. Tag: Inhambane
30. Tag: Inhambane - Xai Xai
31. Tag: Xai Xai - Hazyview - Krüger Nationalpark
32. Tag: Hazyview / Krüger Nationalpark
33. Tag: Hazyview - Greater Krüger - Johannesburg


1.-7. Tag: Kapstadt - Gariep (Orange) River - Fish River Canyon - Namib-Naukluft NP - Swakopmund
Nach einer Township Tour verlassen wir Kapstadt und schlagen unsere Zelte am Ufer des Gariep River auf. Tiefe Einblicke erwarten dich am Fish River Canyon. Genieße von „Düne 45“ den Sonnenaufgang über dem Dünenmeer der Namib, ehe du dich in Swakopmund bei verschiedenen Outdoor-Aktivitäten austoben kannst.

8.-11. Tag: Spitzkoppe - Etosha NP - Windhoek
Wir reisen zur mysteriösen Spitzkoppe und bestaunen Felsmalereien der Buschmänner. Auf Pirschfahrten halten wir Ausschau nach den Wildtieren von Etosha. 12.-19. Tag: Ghanzi - Maun - Okavango Delta - Elephant Sands, Nata - Chobe NP - Livingstone Wir besuchen die Buschmänner der Kalahari, ehe wir die Wasserwege und artenreiche Wildnis des Okavango Deltas entdecken. Bei einer Bootstour im Chobe NP haben wir die Chance, Wildtiere beim Trinken zu beobachten. Bestaune anschließend die tosenden Victoria Fälle oder hol dir bei Abenteuer-Aktivitäten einen Adrenalinkick.

20.-24. Tag: Victoria Falls, Simbabwe - Hwange NP - Bulawayo - Matobo NP - Tshipise
Auf einer Safari im Hwange NP können wir Elefanten, Büffel und andere Wildtiere beobachten. Wir besuchen die Khami Ruinen, ehe wir im Matobo NP mit etwas Glück schwarze und weiße Nashörner vor die Kamera bekommen.

25.-33. Tag: Hazyview - Krüger NP - Xai Xai - Vilanculos - Inhambane - Johannesburg
Auf Pirschfahrten im Krüger NP folgen wir den Spuren der „Big Five“, ehe wir an die Küste zum Indischen Ozean reisen. Mit einer traditionellen Dhow unternehmen wir einen Ausflug zur Insel Magaruque im Bazaruto- Archipel. In Johannesburg endet unsere Reise.

Leistungen enthalten

Afrika Overlandtour lt. Programm, Transport im voll ausgerüsteten Overlandtruck, komplette Camping- und Kochausrüstung (außer Schlafsack), Aktivitäten und Ausflüge wie beschrieben: Kapstadt Township Tour, 4x4 Transfer nach Sossusvlei und geführte Wanderung, Düne 45, Sesriem Canyon, Spitzkoppe Felsmalereien, Etosha Nationalpark Pirschfahrten, Kalahari Bushman Walk, Okavango Delta Exkursion mit Mokoro und Walking Safari, Chobe Nationalpark: Bootstour und Pirschfahrt, Victoria Falls Eintrittsgebühr, Hwange Nationalpark: Pirschfahrt im offenen Safarifahrzeug mit lokalem Guide, Matopos Nationalpark: Pirschfahrt im offenen Safarifahrzeug mit lokalem Guide, geführte Tour durch die Great Zimbabwe Ruinen, Dhow Safari in Vilankulos mit Schnorcheln auf der Insel Magaruque im Bazaruto Archipel, Pirschfahrten im Krüger Nationalpark im offenen Safari-Fahrzeug mit lokalem Guide

Leistungen nicht enthalten

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

Unterbringung

30x Camping
2x Hostel (Mehrbettzimmer)

Die Übernachtung auf den Campingplätzen erfolgt in großen 2-Personen-Kuppelzelten mit Überzelt, eingenähtem Boden, Eingang mit Insektenschutzgitter und Schaumstoffmatratzen. Wir verwenden hauptsächlich Campingplätze, die in der Regel vernünftige Wasch-und Duschmöglichkeiten, Strom und möglichst auch einen kleinen Laden, Bar und Swimmingpool bieten. Die Austattung der Campingplätze ist unterschiedlich und hängt von der besuchten Region ab.

Verpflegung

32x Frühstück
27x Mittagessen
24x Abendessen

Das Kochen wird zusammen vom Tourguide und den Teilnehmern übernommen. Es sind 3 herzhafte Mahlzeiten pro Tag mit eingeschlossen (sofern nicht anders angegeben). Der Guide vollbringt wahre Wunder auf dem Campingkocher! Jeder Teilnehmer hilft bei der Zubereitung der Mahlzeit mit. Vegetarier können problemlos verköstigt werden und werden von unseren Kochkünsten begeistert sein. Bei Bedarf können spezielle Ernährungs- und Diätanforderungen berücksichtigt werden. Diese sollten jedoch frühzeitig angemeldet werden.

Tourbegleitung

2 erfahrene englischsprachige Tourbegleiter (geschulter Fahrer und Reiseleiter)

Transportarten

LKW / Truck, Spezial-Safarifahrzeug, Boot, Einbaumboot (Mokoro), Dhow

Zusätzliche Übernachtungen

KAPSTADT
"Ashanti Lodge" Green Point
Doppelzimmer: 35 EUR p.P.
Einzelzimmer: 45 EUR
Mehrbettzimmer: 20 EUR

JOHANNESBURG
"Moafrika Lodge"
Verpflegung: Frühstück
Doppelzimmer: 37 EUR p.P.
Einzelzimmer: 55 EUR p.P.
Dorm (Mehrbettzimmer) 25 EUR p.P.

Im Zimmerpreis der Moafrika Lodge ist der Transfer ab Johannesburg Flughafen INKLUSIVE!

Flughafentransfer

Kapstadt:
21 Euro p.P.

Optionale Ausflüge / Zusatzleistungen

SÜDAFRIKA:
- Weinverkostung $10
- Orange River Kanutour $50

NAMIBIA:
Swakopmund:
- Sandboarding US$50
- Quad Biking US$65
- Skydiving US$210
- Deep sea fishing US$130
- Scenic flights US$300
- Swakopmund Township Tour US$40

BOTSWANA:
Okavango Delta
- Scenic flight per 5-seater plane - 45 min flight time US$470 (all persons together - max. 5)

Ghanzi:
- Traditional dancing US$15

SAMBIA:
Livingstone:
- Bungee jumping US$160
- Full day abseil US$180
- Mosi Oa Tunya National Park
- Game walk US$110
- Chief Mukumi Village tour US$50
- Gorge swing US$95
- Zambezi Jet boat and Cable car US$120
- Half day canoe US$110
- Zambezi Sunset Cruise US$85
- Full day White Water Rafting US$160
- Helicopter/ Microlight flights from US$ 170
- Half day fishing US$145
- Bridge Tour US$65

ZIMBABWE
Matobos Nationalpark
- Upgrade to full day tour including historical tour and village tour US$40

MOZAMBIQUE
Inhambane
- Scuba Diving US$70-110
- Snorkelling trips US$30
- Quad biking US$45
- Deep Sea Fishing US$140

Vilanculos
- Scuba Diving from US$150
- Horse riding US$ 55
- Kayak US$20
- Island tours from US$60
- Windsurfing US$ 40
Day 1: Cape Town - Western Cape, South Africa
Distance travelled: +/-260 km
Approx driving time: 4,5 Hours


Our overland safari begins in cosmopolitan Cape Town, overlooked by Table Mountain and bordered by the Atlantic Ocean, one of the world’s most picturesque cities. Before we leave the city we take a tour of the Cape Flats, at one of Cape Town’s intriguing townships, visiting some of the local people and community projects in the area. The townships illustrate both South Africa’s tumultuous history and its hope for the future which makes for a fascinating visit. From here we head north through South Africa’s Western Cape and through the fruit growing regions of Citrusdal. Our campsite is located near the Olifants River overlooking the stunning Cederberg Mountains. After setting up camp there is an option to sample some of the local wines of the region, properly meet the rest of the group and enjoy our first night under the African sky.

Accommodation: Highlanders Camp - Camping in twin share tents with shared facilities
Meals included: Lunch included on township tour, Dinner
WIFI: No

Day 2: Western Cape - Gariep (Orange) River
Distance travelled: +/-400 km
Approx driving time: 8 Hours


Continuing north, the landscape gradually turns drier and rockier as we head towards the Namibian border. We set up camp tonight on the South African side of the Gariep (Orange) River, a stunning backdrop. Our camp provides you with the necessary comforts like hot showers, flush toilets, grassy campsites and bar facilities. You will be briefed on an optional Orange River canoe safari for later this afternoon or the following morning. There is also the option to hike to the lookout above the campsite and the Orange River is safe for swimming! The camp by night is showered with stars of the Richtersveld - a truly peaceful and tranquil experience.

Accommodation: Umkulu Camp - Camping in twin share tents with shared facilities
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
WIFI: Yes

Day 3: Gariep (Orange) River - Fish River Canyon, Namibia
Distance travelled: +/-180 km
Approx driving time: 3,5 Hours


This morning we have the opportunity to partake in an optional canoe safari on the river, or simply relax on the water’s edge before entering Namibia via Vioolsdrift Border post, arriving at the majestic Fish River Canyon in the mid afternoon. One of the natural wonders of Africa, the canyon is some 500m deep and over 160km long and often referred to as the second largest canyon in the world. There are plenty of opportunities for keen photographers this afternoon especially at the canyons infamous sharp river bend known as "Hells Corner". A great opportunity to find a quiet spot and marvel at the sheer beauty of the Fish River Canyon.

Accommodation: Canyon Roadhouse - Camping in twin share tents with shared facilities
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
WIFI: Yes

Day 4: Fish River Canyon - Sesriem Area
Distance travelled: +/-600 km
Approx driving time: 10 Hours


After a night near the canyon we continue north to the Sesriem Area, the gateway to the Namib Naukluft National Park,
containing the world’s oldest desert and highest sand dunes. The Namib-Naukluft National Park contains part of the Namib Desert and the Naukluft mountain range. With an overall area of 49,768 km2 it’s larger than Switzerland and is the second largest game park in Africa and the fourth largest in the world. Here we set up camp for the evening under the starry Namibian sky. Our camp has a water hole that can be seen from the campsite and often have Gemsok / Oryx coming to drink in the late afternoon.

Accommodation: Little Sossus Camp - Camping in twin share tents with shared facilities
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Namib Naukluft National Park - Solitaire
Distance travelled: +/-220 km
Approx driving time: 4 Hours


This morning we enter the National Park to trek to the top of famous Dune 45. A spectacular sight but be warned, it’s not an easy feat to reach the top as some dunes are over 300m high! After a well deserved breakfast we continue deeper into the park for a short shuttle ride and nature walk to "Dead Vlei", amidst the giant sand dunes - a real glimpse of Namibia's unspoilt natural environment. Bring your camera - the shifting colours of the desert as the sun climbs throughout the mid/late morning offer some brilliant photographic opportunities. Departing from the dunes, we stop off at the smaller Sesriem Canyon where the multiple layers of rock and pebbles make for an interesting insight to what lies beneath the mountains of sand. Thereafter we make our way to Solitaire - Namibia’s smallest town for the night.

Accommodation: Solitaire Camp - Camping in twin share tents with shared facilities
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
WIFI: Yes

Day 6: Solitaire - Swakopmund
Distance travelled: +/-280 km
Approx driving time: 4,5 Hours


Leaving Solitaire, we head for the Atlantic coast for the next two nights, crossing over the Tropic of Capricorn, and stopping for a photo opportunity en route. Swakopmund makes for a refreshing change with cooler Atlantic sea air, a taste of civilization and a swathe of exciting things to do and places to explore Be daring and try some desert based adventure activities - quad biking, sand boarding, skydiving (weather permitting) and more! For those not seeking adventure enjoy what the town has to offer: shopping, restaurants, museums, aquarium, art galleries - or else simply walk along the promenade admiring the ocean, the quaint German-style architecture and indulge in the town’s café culture.

Note: For the sake of practicality, meals in Swakopmund are restricted to breakfasts. This allows you to take on half day or full day activities (some of which include lunch) without having to be back for meal times. Swakopmund town offers a variety of bakeries and cafes with a selection of reasonably priced meals (allow ZAR 50-100 per meal). Relax and enjoy these days at your own leisure.

Accommodation: Amanpuri Dorm Bed
Meals included: Breakfast x 1
WIFI: Yes

Day 7: Swakopmund
Today is a free day to enjoy all this quaint seaside town has to offer - from the many optional activities to the German patisseries, cafés and restaurants.

Accommodation: Amanpuri Dorm Bed
Meals included: Breakfast x 1
WIFI: Yes

Day 8: Swakopmund - Spitzkoppe
Distance travelled: +/-150 km
Approx driving time: 3 Hours


Leaving the coast we turn inland to the beautiful Damaraland region and explore Spitzkoppe where we admire ancient bushman paintings still visible on peculiar rock formations. The giant boulder-like rock formations peak at approx 1800m above sea level, and form a spectacular view. Take your time to explore the area and its delightful calmness. Keep an eye on the ever changing colour of the rock, especially during sunrise and sunset, when they acquire intense red shades. The most impressive rock painting is "Bushman Paradise" and the natural rock bridge is a favourite viewpoint.

The Spitzkoppe Rest camp lies at the base of the mountain and is owned and maintained by the local community. All proceeds from our visit go directly to this community.

Please note that some group members may be starting their tour on this day. 

Accommodation: Spitzkoppe Community Camp - Camping in twin share tents with shared basic toilet facilities
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
WIFI: No

Day 9: Spitzkoppe - Etosha NP
Distance travelled: +/-420 km
Approx driving time: 6 Hours


From Spitzkoppe we turn north again making our way to Etosha National Park, a vast reserve of over 20,000 sq km surrounding a central salt depression or "pan". The pan is seasonally full of water but specially managed waterholes sustain some 114 mammal and 340 bird species. We spend two nights here, usually making camp near a floodlit waterhole. Observers frequently see a range of night visitors including elephant, giraffe, zebra, even lion and hyena, making it one of the most memorable wildlife encounters in Namibia - a truly African experience and a highlight of any trip to Namibia. We have a short afternoon game drive on entering the park and heading to the camp.

Accommodation: Okaukuejo or Halali or Namutoni Camp - Camping in twin share tents with shared facilities
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
WIFI: No

Day 10: Etosha National Park
Distance travelled: +/- 250 Km
Approx driving time: Full day including game drives


Today, we enjoy a full day game driving in this magnificent animal kingdom - taking in the park’s main characteristic, the salt pan which can be seen from space - in search of elephant, rhino, zebra, giraffes and the numerous grazing animals frequently spotted around the water holes. Despite the dry nature of the terrain, the park sustains a wide variety of bird species including the large Kori Bustard, Secretary Bird and many other seed & insect eaters, as well as birds of prey.

After a full day game driving we return to camp, or onto the next camp and enjoy our last evening around the floodlit watering holes, observing natural animal behaviour at its best.

Accommodation: Okaukuejo or Halali or Namutoni Camp - Camping in twin share tents with shared facilities
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
WIFI: No

Day 11: Etosha - Windhoek
Distance travelled: +/-420 km
Approx driving time: 8,5 Hours

Heading south, we arrive in Windhoek, the capital of Namibia, which is located in a basin between the Khomas Highland, Auas and Eros Mountains. Windhoek (Windy-corner in English) is home to approximately two hundred thousand people, an extremely small capital by global standards. The city centre is characterized by a proliferation of German style buildings, a lasting reminder of Namibia's early colonial history and atmosphere. Take the opportunity to enjoy a night out at one of the local restaurants.

Please note that some group members may be ending or starting their tour in Windhoek. Both old and new are invited to join for the group outing.

Accommodation: Urban Camp - Camping in twin share tents with shared facilities
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
WIFI: Yes

Day 12: Windhoek - Ghanzi, Botswana
Distance travelled: +/-530 km
Approx driving time: 10 Hours


Leaving Windhoek we travel west into the Kalahari region and cross into Botswana. Our first stop is at the town of Ghanzi.  Here, in this midst of (seemingly) barren terrain we meet the San/Bushman and have a guided bush walk for a cultural experience and insight into these ancient people’s way of life. We learn how they work with nature and manage the renewable resources found in their natural surroundings without damaging the fragile balance found in this ecosystem. Something we can all learn from. Your support of this ecotourism venture gives the San/Bushman a sustainable income and helps keep their culture alive.

Around the campfire at night, you can experience the ancient dance rituals of the San/Bushman. On special occasions this could be a healing or trance dance, which can continue all night, and is an intense spiritual experience for both participants and visitors alike.

Accommodation: Ghanzi Trailblazers - Camping in twin share tents with shared facilities
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 
WIFI: No

Day 13: Ghanzi - Maun
Distance travelled: +/-280 km
Approx driving time: 5,5 Hours


Maun is the fifth largest town in Botswana and is an eclectic mix of modern buildings and native dwellings. Although officially still a village, Maun has developed rapidly from a rural frontier town to a community that has distributed along the wide banks of the Thamalakane River where red lechwe antelope can still be seen grazing next to local donkeys, goats and cattle. Since Maun's founding in 1915 it has had a reputation as a hard-living 'Wild West' town helping the local cattle ranching and hunting operations. Maun today is a thriving tourist town famous for its donkey population and to a lesser extent, goats. These animals can be seen standing around town as they are used by local traders and farmers alike to transport their wares to sell on the curb side.

Note: If time allows, we have the opportunity to take an optional scenic flight over the Okavango Delta, either this afternoon or on day 15 on our return from the Delta excursion

Accommodation: Delta Rain’s Sitatunga Camp - Camping in twin share tents with shared facilities
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
WIFI: No

Day 14: Maun - Okavango Delta
Distance travelled: 50 km
Approx driving time: transfer 2 hours


Leaving the campsite in Maun we begin our excursion into the Okavango Delta by an open 4x4 truck to the mokoro station. Here we will be introduced to the local Tswana Polers that will be guiding us on this expedition. We travel by mokoro (dugout canoe) amongst the giant lily pads, tall grasses and labyrinthine channels in search of resident wildlife and a variety of birds, to our tented camp from which we can explore the area on a walking safari.  The Okavango is a natural wetland spreading over some 1,600,000ha of northern Botswana that offers a perfect habitat for the many species of wildlife that roam here freely. The Okavango River rises in Angola (farther to the north) and flows south dividing repeatedly after crossing into Botswana to form an intricate floodplain of channels and which spreads out into a broad flat inland delta - the only one of its kind in the world. We enjoy the afternoon wilderness experience and overnight listening to the sounds of the African night - an unforgettable experience!

Accommodation: Elephant Camp - Twin share pre-erected tents with en-suite facilities (basic-style bucket shower & toilet)
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
WIFI: No

Day 15: Okavango Delta - Maun
Distance travelled: 50 km
Approx driving time: transfer 2 hours


This morning we take an easy paced mokoro ride out of the Okavango Delta back to the polers station from where we will drive back to Maun, our overnight stop. We aim to get back to camp around lunch time to allow for the opportunity to enjoy an optional scenic flight over this spectacular UNESCO world heritage site. Alternatively the afternoon can be spent at leisure at the camp’s pool.

Accommodation: Delta Rain’s Sitatunga Camp - Camping in twin share tents with shared facilities
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
WIFI: Yes

Day 16: Maun - Elephant Sands, Nata 
Distance travelled: +/- 380 km
Approx driving time: 5 Hours


Today, we make our way towards Nata travelling through a wide open wildlife corridor between the Nxai and the Makgadikgadi Pans. We stop off to see one of Africa’s most iconic trees - the Baobab along the way and arrive at the Elephant Sands Lodge during the late afternoon. The camp has no fences so all wildlife can roam freely from one waterhole to another and one can expect to see a variety of antelope and other wildlife during your stay at Elephant Sands. It is one of the most unique and amazing experiences to watch wild elephants and their behaviour at such close proximity.

Accommodation: Elephant Sands Lodge - Camping in twin share tents with shared facilities
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
WIFI: Yes

Day 17: Elephant Sands, Nata - Kasane
Distance travelled: +/-270 km
Approx driving time: 5 Hours

We make our way to the northern corner of Botswana to Kasane, the gateway to Chobe National Park. By size, it is the third largest park in the country and is the most diverse; home to elephant, lion, buffalo, hippo and abundant birdlife, including the famous African fish eagle. We take a "Fish Eagle" cruise on the Chobe River - a great opportunity to see hippo and perhaps elephant or buffalo coming to the river to bathe and drink.
The Chobe River is a major watering spot for large breeding herds of elephants, as well as families of giraffe, sable and cape buffalo. The flood plains are the only place in Botswana where the puku antelope can be seen. Birding is also excellent here. When in flood spoonbills, ibis, various species of stork and other waterfowl flock to the area.

Accommodation: Thebe River Lodge - Camping in twin share tents with shared facilities
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
WIFI: Yes

Day 18: Kasane - Livingstone, Zambia
Distance travelled +/-80 km
Approx driving time: 1,5 Hours

This morning we head out to explore the Chobe National Park on an open vehicle game drive where we have the opportunity to spot not only elephant that are so prolific in the park, but also lion, and different antelope species. Moving on from Kasane we take the ferry across the confluence of the Chobe and Zambezi Rivers into Zambia. Zambia, formerly known as Northern Rhodesia took its name from the Zambezi River at independence in 1964. The Zambezi River is the fourth longest in Africa (after the Nile, Congo and Niger) and the largest flowing into the Indian Ocean. Home to one of the world’s largest waterfalls, we visit Victoria Falls and try to take in the immensity of one of nature’s Wonders of the World. At various times of year, the spray from the Falls can be seen from up to 20 or 30 kilometres away, hence the local name "Mosi oa Tunya" - the "smoke that thunders".

We set up camp at the Waterfront campsite on the banks of the Zambezi, just a few kilometres from the Victoria Falls and the small town of Livingstone. We will give a full briefing on the various optional activities available in the area (typically these include rafting, canoeing, bungee, abseiling, gorge swinging, horse riding, scenic flights and river cruises), allowing you to plan your time accordingly.

Note: For the sake of practicality, meals in the Livingstone/Victoria Falls area are restricted to breakfasts. This allows you to take on half day or full day activities (some of which include lunch) without having to be back with the group at mealtimes. The Waterfront camp restaurant overlooks the Zambezi River and offers a good selection of reasonably priced meals and snacks throughout the day (allow US$15 -$30 per meal). Relax and enjoy these few days at your own leisure. Alternatively, take a taxi into Livingstone to try local fare.

Accommodation: Waterfront - Camping in twin share tents with shared facilities
Meals included: Breakfast
WIFI: Yes

Day 19: Livingstone, Zambia
Today is yours at leisure to explore the Victoria Falls area to the full. Apart from the adventure activities already mentioned check out the markets, volunteer a day in some worthwhile local projects, or simply relax at the beautiful waterfront and watch the Zambezi River flow quickly past on its way to Victoria Falls.

Please note that some group members may be leaving their tour in Livingstone on this day. 

Accommodation: None
Meals included: Breakfast
WIFI: Yes

Day 20: Livingstone (Zambia) - Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe)
Distance travelled: +/- 10 km

Today we will be transferred across the border into Zimbabwe to meet the new group and tour leader. Once you settle in, today is a day at leisure. Here you have the opportunity to choose more activities or simply relax in our beautiful surroundings. Why not enjoy a guided tour of the "Falls" for a different perspective to watch the spectacle and see the enormous Batoka Gorge of which the Zambezi plunges or enjoy the popular activities include scenic flights for a birds-eye view of the falls, bungee jumping off the Livingstone Bridge, gorge swinging, jet boating, game drives, elephant back safaris, horse safaris, cultural excursions, walking with lions and river cruises to name a few.

Note: A transfer across the border will be arranged. Please confirm times with your current tour leader to meet your group in Zimbabwe to start your Zimbabwe and Mozambique adventure tour. 

Note: For the sake of practicality, meals in Victoria Falls area are at your own discretion. This allows you to take on activities (some of which include lunch) without having to back with the group mealtimes. The town of cafés and restaurants offer a good selection of reasonably priced meals and snacks (allow US$15-$30 per meal). Relax and enjoy at your own leisure.

Please note that some group members may be starting their tour in Victoria Falls on this day. 

Accommodation: Vic Falls Rest Camp - Camping in twin share tents with shared facilities
Meals included: Breakfast
WIFI: Yes

Day 21: Victoria Falls - Hwange National Park
Distance travelled: +/- 200 km
Approx driving day: 3 Hours

Today we head for the world famous Hwange National Park. This is Zimbabwe's largest and best known park, and was (in the early 19th century) the royal hunting grounds of the Ndebele warrior-king Mzilikazi.  In 1929 it was set aside as a National Park for the benefit of all Zimbabwe’s peoples. The park covers an area of over 14,600 sq kms and is particularly known for its elephant but contains over 100 mammal species including Africa’s “Big 5" (leopard, lion, elephant, rhino and buffalo), as well as giraffe, cheetah, gemsbok and the brown hyena and abundant bird species. Hwange is also known for its population of the Wild (Painted) Dog. Late in the day we take a locally guided open vehicle game drive and hope to glimpse some of the wildlife in the park before returning to camp for overnight.

Accommodation: Hwange Rest Camp or similar - Camping in twin share tents with shared facilities
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
WIFI: No

Day 22: Hwange National Park - Bulawayo
Distance travelled: +/-330 km
Approx driving time:  4 Hours


Departing Hwange we drive south to Bulawayo, Zimbabwe's second city. The afternoon is at leisure. Bulawayo is a pleasant city with broad tree-lined avenues and wide open spaces. There is a fascinating National History Museum, which recounts much of Zimbabwe’s traditional and colonial past, and near the Old Town Hall there is a lively curio market where you can test your bartering skills. A wide range of handicrafts and artwork are on display here most made locally by skillful craftsmen and women.

Accommodation: Big Cave Camp - Camping in twin share tents with shared facilities
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
WIFI: Yes

Day 23: Bulawayo - Matobos National Park - Bulawayo
Distance travelled: +/- 200 km
Approx driving day: Half day

We explore the Matobo National Park on our half day guided tour. The wind-sculptured Matobo Hills are the site of numerous Bushman paintings and the area holds a special cultural and spiritual importance to the indigenous people. The reserve also has a large concentration of the Black and White Rhino and providing it’s safe to do so our guides will lead us on foot to search for these magnificent animals. Approaching these massive beasts is a heart racing, breathtaking and memorable experience. At such times it may be comforting to remember that rhinos are herbivores. The park also has a dense population of leopard and black eagle and we hope to catch sight of either (or both) these creatures. We also keep a look out for giraffe, zebra, ostrich and a variety of antelope and buck species.

Note: There is an option to upgrade to a full day Matobo tour to include various historical sites. The prices is listed in the optional excursions and can be arranged with your crew on the day.

Accommodation Big Cave Camp - Camping in twin share tents with shared facilities
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
WIFI: Yes

Day 24: Bulawayo - Great Zimbabwe National Monument - Masvingo
Distance travelled: +/- 430 km
Approx driving day: 8 Hours

Leaving Bulawayo we cross towards the east of the country to the small town of Masvingo. Nearby is one of the most important archaeological sites in Southern Africa: the Great Zimbabwe National Monument. Dating back to 1200AD this place was once the home to an indigenous population of some 10,000 people. A UNESCO World Heritage Site the area holds special significance to the country which took its name. Legend says this was the city where the Queen of Sheeba resided and archeological finds uncovered gold, coins and porcelain from as far afield as Persia and China, highlighting the importance of the city as a trading post. We camp nearby for easy access and ample time to explore the ruins at leisure and with a local guide who will give you basic information of the area. If you have the energy there is the opportunity to trek to the top of the Hill Enclosure to enjoy a wondrous and spiritual African sunset.

Accommodation: Norma Jean’s - Camping twin share dome tents with shared facilities
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
WIFI: No

Day 25: Mazvingo - Bandula Area, Mozambique
Distance travelled: +/- 380 km
Approx driving day: 7 Hours


Today, we leave early and stop off in Mutare and if time allows stop at the spectacular Birchenough Bridge (named after Sir Henry Birchenough). The bridge spans the Save River on its 400 km journey through Zimbabwe and Mozambique and is one of many scenic features of eastern Zimbabwe.
Once we have stocked up on supplies we make our way to the border point to leave Zimbabwe and enter Mozambique.

Note: Border formalities entering Mozambique can be time consuming and we may be held here for several hours while the paperwork is completed. Your patience at such times is greatly appreciated. We find the best way to proceed is to let officials work at their own pace and wait patiently. Your tour leader will do most of the work but he (she) will be grateful for your understanding if things seem to be taking longer than they should.

Once formalities are complete we make our way to the Bandula area near the Chicamba Dam where our campsite is located within a 550-hectare conservancy. Most people notice immediate differences upon entering Mozambique. Travelling is generally slower and road conditions more demanding. Campsites are not as well appointed. Towns and shops may have fewer goods or less variety. While this can sometimes be frustrating many people find after a few days they find this one of the more appealing and attractive aspects of their overland tour. Overlanding is a adventurous type of travel and these are not ‘conventional’ holidays. We are sure you will enjoy Mozambique but do try to warn you not to expect things to be the same as elsewhere in Africa. 

Accommodation: Casa Msika or similar - Camping in twin share tents with shared facilities
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
WIFI: Yes

Day 26: Vilanculos
Distance travelled: +/- 510 km
Approx driving day: 10 Hours


This morning, we leave early and make our way to the spectacular Indian Ocean coast. We arrive at Vilankulo (or Vilanculos), some 500km south of Beira and the Gateway to the Bazaruto Archipelago. Named after a local tribal chief Gamala Vilankulo Mukoke, the town itself is only 5km long yet hosts numerous activities, and has a lively atmosphere and friendly people. The evening is at leisure to enjoy the town and night life.

Accommodation: Baobab Beach or similar – Camping in twin share tents with shared facilities
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
WIFI: Yes

Day 27: Vilanculos
This morning we take a dhow boat safari to Magaruque Island, the third Island in the archipelago and the closest to Vilanculos. Here you have the opportunity to enjoy the island at leisure, snorkeling, swimming, walking, hike to the ruins of a 19 Century fort or simply enjoy lazing on the beach. A delicious seafood lunch will be served under the shady palm fringes. Basic snorkeling equipment and the park fees are included, allowing you to enjoy your day in full.  With its powdery-white, long stretched beaches, coconut fringed palms, crystal turquoise waters, and superb all-year round temperate climate this place is perfect to relax and unwind and watch the world go by.

Accommodation: Baobab Beach or similar - Camping in twin share tents with shared facilities
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch,
WIFI: Yes

Day 28: Vilanculos - Inhambane
Distance travelled: 320 km
Approx driving day: 6 Hours


Today we travel down this dramatic scenic coast via Inhambane to Tofo where we will spend the next 2 nights. Tofo is a small beach town with lovely open beaches, where the pace of life slows allowing you to relax and soak up the atmosphere. There are many activities on offer such as horse riding, snorkeling and scuba. Whale Sharks and Manta Rays inhabit the coastline all year round but are in larger numbers in the summer months (November to March).  Humpback whales usually arrive around mid-June and are present until mid-October. The natural vegetation of the coastal plain is dune forest, but this has largely been replaced by coconut palms, planted by the Portuguese and local Bitonga people to supply the thriving copra trade. There are some exciting bars and restaurants in the area - sample the local seafood, the area is famous for it - and the local beer (called ‘2M’) or else simply relax and enjoy a good read.  You could also take a trip into Inhambane, the second oldest town in Mozambique to explore the local market.

Accommodation: Fatima’s Nest or similar – Camping in twin share tents with shared facilities
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
WIFI: Yes

Day 29: Inhambane
Today is a free day at leisure to enjoy the local tropical beaches and the many activities on offer. Nearby Inhambane has a rich history and offers a great opportunity to go out and explore the old city. Climb the ladder at the Cathedral of our lady of Conception Inhambane for fantastic 360 degree views of the surrounds. The local markets are also a highlight with fresh fish, seafood and farm produce on sale. You’ll soon see the mix of Arabic and African cultures that create a vibrant, eclectic style of its own.

If the delights of the ocean are your forte, then head out and explore the reefs and colourful marine life found in this warm watery haven.

Accommodation: Fatima’s Nest or similar – Camping in twin share tents with shared facilities
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
WIFI: Yes

Day 30: Inhambane - Xai Xai
Distance travelled: 300 km
Approx driving day: Full day


We leave Tofo and head south to Xai Xai for our last night along Mozambique’s lush coast line. The town of Xai Xai is the capital of Gaza Province and is situated on the banks of the Limpopo River. The Limpopo flows to the south of town in a wide, fertile plain where the main crop is rice. Our accommodation is on the stretch of the beach near the coral reef (which runs parallel to the shore). We spend the night lulled by the sound of the ocean and enjoy the fresh breeze as we unwind from our day.

Accommodation: Montego Beach Resort or similar - Camping in twin share tents with shared facilities
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
WIFI: No

Day 31: Xai Xai - Hazyview - Kruger National Park, South Africa
Distance travelled: +/-410 km
Approx driving day: 7 Hours


From Xai Xai we cross the border into South Africa, where we head for southern Africa’s premier game reserve, ‘Kruger’ and spend the night outside the reserve. Fences between the National Park and surrounding private reserves were removed several years ago to form the Greater Kruger, an area of some 24000 sq km. Wildlife is free to roam the whole enormous area and it has become incredibly diverse in both fauna and flora. From the dwarf mongoose to the ‘Big Five’, almost every major African mammal (148 species) is present. There is also prolific birdlife (over 505 species) and over 330 varieties of trees.
This evening we immerse ourselves in the local culture and enjoy Shangaan tribal dancing and singing around an open fire to learn more about these fascinating people.

Accommodation: Hotel Numbi - Camping in twin share tents with shared facilities
Meals included: Dinner
WIFI: No

Day 32: Hazyview - Kruger National Park
Approx driving time: Full day with game drives

Waking at sunrise, we board our open 4x4 safari vehicles lead by a local expert guide and prepare for our full day game drive. Kruger is home to over 505 species of birds, 148 species of mammals and many reptiles which we enthusiastically search for during the morning and afternoon. The impressive atmosphere of the park enables you to understand why it is held in such high esteem amongst explorers from all over the world who visit this park. We take a well-deserved lunch break en-route before game driving out of the park to our accommodation for the night.

Accommodation: Hotel Numbi - Camping in twin share tents with shared facilities
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
WIFI: No

Day 33: Hazyview - Greater Kruger - Johannesburg
Distance travelled: +/-410 km
Approx driving day: 7 Hours


We leave the Kruger behind and make our way to South Africa’s commercial hub of Johannesburg, where our tour ends late afternoon/ early evening on day 39 (we recommend that you plan to say that evening in Johannesburg)
Accommodation: No Accommodation
Meals included: Breakfast
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ADVENTURE PASS
Das Local Payment beinhaltet das Ausflugspaket und ist optional buchbar. Die Tourbuchung ist auch ohne Adventure Pass möglich. Auf Wunsch kannst du den Betrag für den Adventure Pass (USD 610) auch vorab zusammen mit der Tour bezahlen.

Folgende Ausflüge sind im Adventure Pass enthalten:
- Kapstadt Township Tour
- Sossusvlei 4x4 Transfer
- Exkursion ins Okavango Delta (2 Tage)
- Chobe Nationalpark: Bootstour und Pirschfahrt
- Pirschfahrt im Hwange Nationalpark
- Pirschfahrt im Matobos Nationalpark

FAHRZEUG & AUSRÜSTUNG
Die Overlandtrucks sind speziell für die Straßenverhältnisse in Afrika entworfen und von robuster Bauart. Die Trucks sind mit großen Fenstern und 24 vorwärts ausgerichteten Sitzen ausgestattet, so dass Sie nichts von der atemberaubenden Landschaft oder den Tieren verpassen. Die Trucks verfügen weiterhin über Tische, Steckdosen zum Anschließen und Aufladen von Laptops, Kameras und MP3-Playern, Gefrierschrank, Wassertank, Bibliothek, Spiele, I-pod Anschluss und private Schließfächer mit 70-Liter Volumen. Die Campingausrüstung umfasst Campingstühle mit Rückenlehne, Campingtische, eine umfangreiche Küchenausstattung sowie große Kuppelzelte und komfortable Schaumstoffmatten.

TOURBESPRECHUNG
Das Vortreffen findet am Abend VOR dem Tourbeginn um 18 Uhr im Tourhotel in Kapstadt statt. Bitte reise daher mindestens einen Tag vor Beginn der Tour in Kapstadt an. Die Abfahrt in Kapstadt ist am Tag 1 um 08:00 Uhr morgens.

Hinweis zur Gruppengröße / Kombireise:
Diese Tour setzt sich aus zwei verschiedenen Tourabschnitten zusammen. Auf dem Abschnitt von Tag 1-19 beträgt die maximale Teilnehmerzahl 24, auf dem Abschnitt von Tag 20-33 maximal 12 Teilnehmer.