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Kenya to Cape Town 2017-18

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<p>Hear the call of the wild? This extended trip from Kenya to Cape Town is beckoning. Escape the nine to five and get up close to wildlife in some of the most breathtaking National Parks in the world, don your snorkel in the waters of Zanzibar, climb sand dunes in ancient deserts, and feel the thrill at the stunning Victoria Falls. Go on, make a run for it. We dare you.</p>

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Day 1 : Nairobi, Kenya to Maasai Mara National Reserve

Travelling in small, specialised safari vehicles, we make our way across the Great Rift Valley to the Maasai Mara National Reserve, enjoying views of the vast vista en route. Prepare for two nights of camping on the edge of the reserve, with plenty of time to explore the park and meet the locals on morning and afternoon game drives. The 'Mara' is crossed every year between July and October by great herds of wildebeest, zebra and other grazing animals in their migration from the adjoining Serengeti plains to the south (in Tanzania). During our stay, we hope to see some, if not all, of Africa's Big Five.<br /> <br /> <br /> Included today:<br /> -Maasai Mara National Reserve excursion<br /> <br /> <br /> Meals:<br /> -Lunch<br /> -Dinner

Day 2 : Maasai Mara National Reserve

Start the day right with an eye-opening morning game drive, where we'll be on the constant look out for the famous 'Big Five.' Think: elephants, rhinos, buffalos, lions and leopards. In between our morning and afternoon game drives we have plenty of time to relax and soak up the top-notch panoramic views that this outstanding area of natural beauty brings to the table. Note to self: pack camera.<br /> <br /> <br /> Included today:<br /> -Maasai Mara National Reserve excursion<br /> <br /> <br /> Meals:<br /> -Breakfast<br /> -Lunch<br /> -Dinner

Day 3 : Maasai Mara National Reserve to Nairobi

Leaving the incredible natural wonderland of the Masai Mara behind us, we make tracks and head back to the chaotic Kenyan city of Nairobi where we overnight.<br /> <br /> <br /> Meals:<br /> -Breakfast<br /> -Lunch<br /> -Dinner

Day 4 : Nairobi to Arusha, Tanzania

After crossing the border into Tanzania at the busy Namanga frontier we arrive at our destination, Arusha, in the late afternoon. Situated midway between Cape Town and Cairo, this is very much Tanzania&rsquo;s &lsquo;safari capital&rsquo; as well as a bustling city of colourful markets, shops, vehicles and people, all nestling in the shadow of the brooding Mt Meru. After exploring the markets, we head to our camp just outside Arusha on the open plains to the west of the city, where we prepare for our two-night, three-day included excursion to the Serengeti National Park and the Ngorongoro Crater.<br /> <br /> <br /> Included today:<br /> -Masai Village walk<br /> <br /> <br /> Meals:<br /> -Breakfast<br /> -Lunch<br /> -Dinner

Day 5 : Arush to Serengeti National Park & Ngorongoro Crater

This morning we&rsquo;ll change up our vehicles for a more game park-friendly option and drive west across the Great Rift Valley, passing through Mto Wa Mbo ('mosquito creek'), before entering the Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area. Passing into the park, we&rsquo;ll drive around the crater rim and down onto the Serengeti plains, which is home to an enormous variety of grazing animals, predators, and birdlife. Flatter and larger than the Maasai Mara, the Serengeti certainly lives up to its namesake: &lsquo;the place where the land moves on forever'. We drive to our designated (but unfenced) campsite for the evening where lion and hyena roam nearby, making for an unforgettable experience.<br /> <br /> <br /> Included today:<br /> -Serengeti National Park &amp; Ngorongoro Crater excursion <br /> <br /> <br /> Meals:<br /> -Breakfast<br /> -Lunch<br /> -Dinner

Day 6 : Serengeti NP & Ngorongoro Crater

Rise and shine! This morning we head out on a game-drive beyond the plains, and then ascend the outer wall of the Ngorongoro Crater, post-lunch. The night is spent camping on the rim of the crater (read: pack your warmest jacket), which at 326 square kilometres, is Africa&rsquo;s largest intact caldera. If the view from the rim at 2,400 metres above sea level is spectacular, you can be sure the crater floor some 600 metres below, is equally spectacular.<br /> <br /> <br /> Included today:<br /> -Serengeti National Park &amp; Ngorongoro Crater excursion<br /> <br /> <br /> Meals:<br /> -Breakfast<br /> -Lunch<br /> -Dinner<br /> <br /> <br /> Optional activities:<br /> -Serengeti balloon flight

Day 7 : Serengeti NP & Ngorongoro Crater

On the final day of the excursion, we descend down the steep dirt road of the Ngorongoro Crater for a morning of game driving (and wildlife spotting!). After our game drive we ascend to our campsite on the rim for a final view over the Ngorongoro Crater, pack up our camp and enjoy a bite to eat before retracing our steps to our campsite at Arusha.<br /> <br /> <br /> Included today:<br /> -Serengeti National Park &amp; Ngorongoro Crater excursion<br /> <br /> <br /> Meals:<br /> -Breakfast<br /> -Lunch<br /> -Dinner

Day 8 : Serengeti National Park & Ngorongoro Crater to Bagamoyo

This morning we cruise through the local Maasai villages and enjoy an insight into the everyday life and traditions of this colourful culture, before heading to the Bagamoyo area. Founded at the end of the 18th century, Bagamoyo was the original capital of German East Africa and was one of the most important trading ports along the East African coast. If we&rsquo;re lucky with the weather, we might even be treated to the view of a magnificent snow-capped Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa&rsquo;s highest peak, on our way.<br /> <br /> <br /> Meals:<br /> -Breakfast<br /> -Lunch<br /> -Dinner

Day 9 : Bagamoyo to Dar es Salaam

Leaving our camp at Bagamoyo we make our way south to Dar es Salaam and the Indian Ocean. &lsquo;Dar&rsquo; is Tanzania&rsquo;s main port and is a hub of commerce and industry. It is a hot, humid and bustling seaport city of high rises, colourful markets and Arab influenced architecture on the coast accessing one of the most important sea routes in the world. To the majority of travellers, this city is the port of call to the more exotic and relaxed island of Zanzibar and other islands. We set up camp on the beach just outside of the city, take in the balmy Indian Ocean sea breeze, and prepare for our own trip to Zanzibar.<br /> <br /> <br /> Meals:<br /> -Breakfast<br /> -Lunch<br /> -Dinner

Day 10 : Dar es Salaam to Zanzibar

Wonderfully exotic and perfectly placed, Zanzibar boasts idyllic, palm-fringed beaches, romantic winding alleys and lush tropical forests. The base of the great 19th century explorers such as John Hanning Speke, Richard Burton and David Livingstone, Zanzibar was once was a major trading centre of spices &ndash; not surprising, really, when you wander the streets and detect the intoxicating scent of spices in the air. Our time on the island is completely footloose and fancy-free, so spend your days as you wish.<br /> <br /> Please note: As we leave the truck on the mainland, basic safari lodge/hotel accommodation and breakfast on Zanzibar is included. However, lunches and dinners are your own to arrange. We usually divide our nights here between accommodation in Stone Town and accommodation on one of the northern beaches, but there are no set activities &ndash; the time is entirely yours to do as you please.<br /> <br /> <br /> Included today:<br /> -Ferry to Zanzibar<br /> <br /> <br /> Meals:<br /> -Breakfast<br /> <br /> <br /> Optional activities:<br /> -Spice tour<br /> -Visit to the former slave market site<br /> -Arabic Fort<br /> -Palace Museum

Day 11 : Zanzibar

Don your comfiest walking shoes and head out on foot to explore intriguing Stone Town. Peruse the bazaars for old maritime trinkets, vibrant fabrics and ornate wooden carvings, and then visit the city&rsquo;s mosques, palaces, courtyards and alleyways for a living history lesson of this fascinating island.<br /> <br /> <br /> Meals:<br /> -Breakfast<br /> <br /> <br /> Optional activities:<br /> -Spice tour<br /> -Scuba diving<br /> -Mnemba Island<br /> -Dhow snorkelling safari<br /> -Massage

Day 12 : Zanzibar

If it's white sand, sparkling ocean and hot sun you're after, head to the northern beaches and enjoy the Indian Ocean at its best. Feeling adventurous? Try a spot of snorkelling and diving. For those wanting to stay on dry land, indulge in some sumptuous seafood or simply relax beneath a coconut palm with a cocktail and a good book. #Bliss.<br /> <br /> <br /> Meals:<br /> -Breakfast<br /> <br /> <br /> Optional activities:<br /> -Spice tour<br /> -Scuba diving<br /> -Mnemba Island<br /> -Dhow snorkelling safari<br /> -Massage

Day 13 : Zanzibar to Dar es Salaam

It&rsquo;s our final day in paradise! Soak up your tears with a bountiful breakfast, before making the most of your incredible surrounds with a splash in the turquoise water. Time to send your last few Snapchats before ferrying back to Dar es Salaam.<br /> <br /> <br /> Included today:<br /> -Ferry to Dar Es Salaam<br /> <br /> <br /> Meals:<br /> -Breakfast<br /> -Dinner

Day 14 : Dar es Salaam to Mikumi National Park

Leaving the bustling city and warm Atlantic coast we drive inland through the Mikumi National Park and we may, with luck, spot forest elephant or giraffe feeding near the side of the road. Our campsite is located a stone&rsquo;s throw from the park, where we&rsquo;ll have the chance to sip sundowners at the local bar, followed by an evening around the open fire under the blanket of stars. If time allows, a game drive in the late afternoon will sate your appetite for a spot of animal viewing.<br /> <br /> <br /> Meals:<br /> -Breakfast<br /> -Lunch<br /> -Dinner<br /> <br /> <br /> Optional activities:<br /> -Mikumi game drive

Day 15 : Mikumi NP to Iringa

After a scrumptious breakfast we depart for Iringa and Kisolanza Farm, which is at an altitude of 1600 metres, ensuring a pleasant climate in what is one of the most scenic areas in the Southern Highlands of Tanzania. Home to the Ghaui family for over 70 years, Kisolanza remains a working farm, which provides organic meat (beef, lamb and chicken) and vegetables to the surrounding markets. This farmhouse is famous for their amazing hot showers, chocolate brownies and hot chocolate; and of course Amarula, which can be bought at their quaint candlelit bar.<br /> <br /> <br /> Meals:<br /> -Breakfast<br /> -Lunch<br /> -Dinner

Day 16 : Iringa to Lake Malawi, Malawi

After our last night in Tanzania, we head through lush mountain passes, rich grazing land and both banana and tea plantations on the way to Songwe, the border post into Malawi. For the next two nights we will stay at the Chitimba Beach campsite on scenic Lake Malawi.<br /> <br /> <br /> Meals:<br /> -Breakfast<br /> -Lunch<br /> -Dinner

Day 17 : Lake Malawi

Enjoy time on the beach or shop at a large curios market, where you can test your bargaining skills and buy some of Malawi&rsquo;s famous ornate and carved chairs. Alternatively, take an optional hike to Manchewe Falls, or embark on the Chihanga walk with a local guide. These trails are beautifully serene, but can take up to 10 hours so be sure to get plenty of rest beforehand!<br /> <br /> <br /> Meals:<br /> -Breakfast<br /> -Lunch<br /> -Dinner<br /> <br /> <br /> Optional activities:<br /> -Livingstone day hike

Day 18 : Lake Malawi to Malawi Beach

After a relaxing morning we take a scenic drive to Mzuzu, the capital of the northern region and the third largest town in Malawi. Here, we&rsquo;ll stop for a short while to grab supplies and check out the markets before arriving at Kande Beach (also on Lake Malawi), where we stay two more nights.<br /> <br /> <br /> Meals:<br /> -Breakfast<br /> -Lunch<br /> -Dinner<br /> <br /> <br /> Optional activities:<br /> -Horse riding<br /> -Village walk

Day 19 : Malawi Beach

Try your hand at some of the water sports typically available, embark on a leisurely horse ride or simply relax by the lakeside and dip your toe in its warm waters anytime the need arises. It&rsquo;s also worth taking the time to get to know some of the locals, often regarded as some of the friendliest in Africa.<br /> <br /> <br /> Please note: Although we do our best to adhere to the campsites described in this itinerary, the crew may need to make some alterations to the itinerary published here.<br /> <br /> <br /> Meals:<br /> -Breakfast<br /> -Lunch<br /> -Dinner<br /> <br /> <br /> Optional activities:<br /> -Horse riding<br /> -Village walk

Day 20 : Malawi Beach to Chipata, Zambia

Upon leaving the lake we head for the capital Lilongwe to gather supplies for our onward journey into Zambia - which means a good chance to spend the last of your Malawi kwacha before we leave. Chipata, formally named Fort Jamerson, is the capital of the Eastern Province of Zambia and is a colourful town with a number of fruit and vegetable markets and ornate mosques, thanks to its large Indian community. If time allows, we'll make a stop in town before arriving to our campsite, situated a short distance from the town centre.<br /> <br /> <br /> Meals:<br /> -Breakfast<br /> -Lunch<br /> -Dinner

Day 21 : Chipata to Lusaka

Today we leave early and take the Great Eastern Road through lush country and small villages, crossing the Luangwa River to Lusaka, Zambia&rsquo;s capital. Lusaka is southern Africa&rsquo;s fastest-growing city, and is located on the southern plateau at an elevation of 1,300 metres with four main highways running north, south, east and west to different parts of Africa. Enjoy the peace and quiet at our campsite, which is situated on a farm outside of the hustle and bustle, and be sure to keep watch for the zebras, ostriches, giraffes and antelopes roaming freely around the outskirts of the main camping area.<br /> <br /> <br /> Meals:<br /> -Breakfast<br /> -Lunch<br /> -Dinner

Day 22 : Lusaka to Livingstone

Next up, we head south to Livingstone, our gateway to the majestic Victoria Falls and the continent's adrenalin capital. Setting up camp on the banks of the Zambezi, just a few kilometres from the Falls, you&rsquo;ll have the chance to marvel at the sheer force of the water. In fact, the spray can be seen from up to 20 or 30 kilometres away, hence the local name Mosi au Tunya &ndash; the &lsquo;smoke that thunders&rsquo;. Hint: now&rsquo;s the perfect chance to use that waterproof case you bought for your camera.<br /> <br /> <br /> Included today:<br /> -Mosi oa Tunya - Victoria Falls<br /> <br /> <br /> Meals:<br /> -Breakfast<br /> -Lunch<br /> <br /> <br /> Optional activities:<br /> -Victoria Falls bungee<br /> -Mosi oa Tunya National Park game walk <br /> -Chief Mukumi Village tour<br /> -Gorge swing<br /> -Zambezi jetboating <br /> -Half day canoe safari <br /> -Zambezi sunset cruise<br /> -White water rafting <br /> -Helicopter over the Falls<br /> -Fishing<br /> -Bridge tour<br /> -Full day abseil

Day 23 : Livingstone

Welcome to our picturesque Livingstone campsite, perfectly placed on the doorstep of the Mosi au Tunya National Park. Fancy another game drive? Here, you have the option. Elephants crossing the Zambezi River from Zimbabwe can usually be spotted, as well as giraffe, buffalo, white rhino, warthog, hippo and a variety of different monkey species. The next few days are yours to explore the Victoria Falls area to the max.<br /> <br /> <br /> Meals:<br /> -Breakfast<br /> <br /> <br /> Optional activities:<br /> -Victoria Falls bungee<br /> -Mosi oa Tunya National Park game walk <br /> -Chief Mukumi Village tour<br /> -Gorge swing<br /> -Zambezi jetboating<br /> -Half day canoe safari <br /> -Zambezi sunset cruise<br /> -White water rafting<br /> -Helicopter over the Falls<br /> -Fishing <br /> -Bridge tour<br /> -Full day abseil

Day 24 : Livingstone

If Jinja in Uganda is Africa's adrenaline playground then Livingstone is its Disney World. Every life-defying activity you can think of is on offer here. Rafting, canoeing, bungee jumping, abseiling, gorge swinging, elephant and horse riding and scenic flights above the thundering Victoria Falls are just the beginning. With so much action, you&rsquo;ll be guaranteed a good night&rsquo;s sleep tonight.<br /> <br /> <br /> Meals:<br /> -Breakfast<br /> <br /> <br /> Optional activities:<br /> -Victoria Falls bungee<br /> -Mosi oa Tunya National Park game walk <br /> -Chief Mukumi Village tour<br /> -Gorge swing<br /> -Zambezi jetboating <br /> -Half day canoe safari <br /> -Zambezi sunset cruise<br /> -White water rafting -<br /> -Helicopter over the Falls<br /> -Fishing <br /> -Bridge tour<br /> -Full day abseil

Day 25 : Livingstone

Of course, there&rsquo;s more to Livingstone than action-soaked activities &ndash; which is why you have another day to check out the markets and fascinating museum, spend a worthwhile day volunteering with a local project, embark on a day-trip to Victoria Falls Township in Zimbabwe, or simply relax on the serene campsite deck and watch the Zambezi River flow rapidly to the Falls.<br /> <br /> <br /> Meals:<br /> -Breakfast<br /> <br /> <br /> Optional activities:<br /> -Victoria Falls bungee<br /> -Mosi oa Tunya National Park game walk <br /> -Chief Mukumi Village tour<br /> -Gorge swing<br /> -Zambezi jetboating <br /> -Half day canoe safari <br /> -Zambezi sunset cruise<br /> -White water rafting<br /> -Helicopter over the Falls<br /> -Fishing <br /> -Bridge tour<br /> -Full day abseil

Day 26 : Livingstone to Chobe National Park, Botswana

Moving on from Livingstone, we travel a short distance to Botswana and the town of Kasane, the gateway to Chobe National Park. The Chobe River, which flows along the northeast border of the park, is a major watering spot for large breeding herds of elephants, giraffe and cape buffalo. The bird-watching here is also excellent, so prop your binoculars and keep watch for spoonbills, ibis, various species of stork, duck and other waterfowl flock to the area. We change it up this afternoon with an exciting game-viewing cruise on the Chobe River &ndash; a truly amazing way to see hippo, elephant and sometimes buffalo come to the river to bathe and drink.<br /> <br /> <br /> Included today:<br /> -Fish Eagle boat cruise<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> Meals:<br /> -Breakfast<br /> -Lunch<br /> -Dinner

Day 27 : Chobe National Park to Nata

We leave Kasane and make our way south, hugging the fringes of the dry and dusty Kalahari Desert and stopping at our campsite Elephant Sands Lodge, located just north of the small town of Nata. Since the camping area is unfenced, wild animals frequently visit the lodge's waterhole to drink so keep your eyes peeled for elephant, buffalo, zebra and giraffe (and possibly the odd lion and wild dog!). Like the other beasts of the land, gravitate to the water (in the form of a swimming pool!) and relax and absorb nature's bounty at its best: up close!<br /> <br /> <br /> Included today:<br /> -Chobe National Park game drive<br /> <br /> <br /> Meals:<br /> -Breakfast<br /> -Lunch<br /> -Dinner

Day 28 : Nata to Maun

Leaving Elephant Sands, we make our way to Maun via Nata keeping our eyes peeled for wildlife which wander freely in these parts. The gateway to the Okavango Delta, Maun is the fifth largest town in Botswana and is an eclectic mix of modern buildings and native huts. 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 can still be seen grazing next to local donkeys, goats and cattle.<br /> <br /> <br /> Meals:<br /> -Breakfast<br /> -Lunch<br /> -Dinner<br /> <br /> <br /> Optional activities:<br /> -Okavango Delta scenic flight

Day 29 : Maun to Okavango Delta

From our campsite in Maun, we begin our excursion into the Okavango Delta by an open 4x4 truck to the mokoro station, where we&rsquo;ll be introduced to the local Tswana Polers who 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 hippo, crocodile and a variety of bird to our island tented camp, before exploring the area on a walking safari. A completely unspoilt area that teems with wildlife, the Okavango is the perfect spot to get amongst nature and listen to the sounds of the African wilderness at night.<br /> <br /> <br /> Included today:<br /> -Okavango Delta excursion with mokoro/walking safari<br /> <br /> <br /> Meals:<br /> -Breakfast<br /> -Lunch<br /> -Dinner

Day 30 : Okavango Delta to Maun

Returning to Maun, you have the day to unwind at your leisure. Since Maun's founding in 1915 it has had a reputation as a hard-living, wild-west sort of town built to supply local cattle ranching and hunting operations. Today however, Maun is a thriving tourist hub, which plays host to a range of interesting cultural activities.<br /> <br /> <br /> Included today:<br /> -Okavango Delta excursion with mokoro safari<br /> <br /> <br /> Meals:<br /> -Breakfast<br /> -Lunch<br /> -Dinner

Day 31 : Maun to Ghanzi

Today we farewell the paradisiacal Okavango Delta and roll onto Ghanzi, which skirts the Kalahari Desert. Here, in this midst of (seemingly) barren terrain we meet the San Bushman and enjoy a guided bush walk, where we learn about this ancient people&rsquo;s way of life. Later on this evening, you'll witness the ancient dance rituals of the San Bushman, which on special occasions, could be a healing or trance dance &ndash; expect a truly intense spiritual experience for both participants and visitors alike.<br /> <br /> <br /> Included today:<br /> -Kalahari Bushman walk<br /> <br /> <br /> Meals:<br /> -Breakfast<br /> -Lunch

Day 32 : Ghanzi to Windhoek, Namibia

Today we leave Botswana behind and travel to Windhoek, the capital of Namibia, which is located in a basin between the Khomas Highland, Auas and Eros Mountains. Windhoek is home to approximately two hundred thousand people, an extremely small capital by global standards. The city centre is characterised 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 or visit the famous &lsquo;Joe's Beerhouse&rsquo;.<br /> <br /> <br /> Meals:<br /> -Breakfast<br /> -Lunch<br /> -Dinner

Day 33 : Windhoek to Etosha National Park

We make our way north to Etosha National Park, a vast reserve of over 20,000 square kilometres 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, where observers frequently see a range of nocturnal visitors (think: elephant, giraffe, zebra, hyena and even lion!) making it one of the most memorable wildlife encounters in Namibia. We have a short afternoon game drive upon arrival and a full day game drive the following day.<br /> <br /> <br /> Included today:<br /> -Etosha National Park game drive<br /> <br /> <br /> Meals:<br /> -Breakfast<br /> -Lunch<br /> -Dinner

Day 34 : Etosha National Park

Etosha National Park is the ultimate definition of the perfect game-viewing destination. Picture this &ndash; a barren landscape teeming with neon flamingos and pelicans and surrounded by nothing but native bush, grasslands, scrubland and saline lakes. Trust us, you'll be in awe of this magical spot. Today we dive straight into the heart of Etosha National Park and enjoy a full day game drive, keeping our eyes peeled for more of the local residents.<br /> <br /> <br /> Included today:<br /> -Etosha National Park game drive<br /> <br /> <br /> Meals:<br /> -Breakfast<br /> -Lunch<br /> -Dinner

Day 35 : Etosha National Park to Spitzkoppe

Today we head south to the beautiful Damaraland region and stop at Spitzkoppe to admire ancient bushman paintings still visible on peculiar rock formations. The rock formations peak at approximately 2,000 metres above sea level and form a spectacular view, so take your time to explore the area and enjoy 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.<br /> <br /> <br /> Included today:<br /> -Spitzkoppe Bushman paintings<br /> <br /> <br /> Meals:<br /> -Breakfast<br /> -Lunch<br /> -Dinner

Day 36 : Spitzkoppe to Swakopmund

Departing the granite-infused Spitzkoppe, we make our way to Swakopmund &ndash; a small town redolent of Namibia's colonial past but with modern adventure oriented attractions for the visitor. Sandwiched neatly between the desert and the ocean, Swakopmund is Namibia's main seaside resort and is a delightful coastal oasis.<br /> <br /> <br /> Meals:<br /> -Breakfast<br /> <br /> <br /> Optional activities:<br /> -Sandboarding<br /> -Quad biking<br /> -Skydiving<br /> -Deep sea fishing<br /> -Scenic flights<br /> -Swakopmund township tour

Day 37 : Swakopmund

Take the day to try some adventure desert-based activities &ndash; quad biking, sand boarding, or for the real thrillseekers, skydiving (weather permitting). For those without an iron stomach, enjoy the town&rsquo;s shopping, cafes, restaurants and art galleries &ndash; or simply stroll along the promenade admiring the ocean.<br /> <br /> <br /> Meals:<br /> -Breakfast<br /> <br /> <br /> Optional activities:<br /> -Sandboarding<br /> -Quad biking<br /> -Skydiving<br /> -Deep sea fishing<br /> -Scenic flights<br /> -Swakopmund township tour

Day 38 : Swakopmund to Solitaire

Continuing south, we cross over the Tropic of Capricorn, stopping for a photo opportunity en route to Solitaire &ndash; Namibia&rsquo;s smallest town &ndash; for the night.<br /> <br /> <br /> Meals:<br /> -Breakfast<br /> -Lunch<br /> -Dinner

Day 39 : Solitaire to Sesriem Area

Continuing on, we reach the Namib Naukluft Park (aka the world's oldest desert, containing some of the highest sand dunes in the globe). Traversing into the park, we make a stop at the base of Dune 45 &ndash; the perfect spot to clamber to the top of one of the most photographed sand dunes in the world and marvel at the vastness of the empty desert as the sun starts to set (hello, perfect photo op!). Tonight we rest our heads at the Sesriem campsite on the outskirts of the national park entrance under the star-filled African sky.<br /> <br /> <br /> Included today:<br /> -Dune 45, Sossusvlei shuttle &amp; guided walk<br /> -Sesriem Canyon <br /> <br /> <br /> Meals:<br /> -Breakfast<br /> -Lunch<br /> -Dinner

Day 40 : Sesriem Area to Fish River Canyon

This morning we prepare ourselves for the beautiful site of Fish River Canyon, the world's second largest canyon (behind the Grand Canyon, of course). Fish River Canyon is one of the natural wonders of Africa, some 500 metres deep and over 160 kilometres long. Again, there are plenty of opportunities for keen photographers as we spend time around this area and visit the canyon's infamous sharp river bend known as 'Hell's Corner&rsquo;. There is nowhere in the world quite like this remarkable spot. Seriously.<br /> <br /> <br /> Meals:<br /> -Breakfast<br /> -Lunch<br /> -Dinner

Day 41 : Fish River Canyon to Gariep (Orange) River, South Africa

Leaving the mighty Fish River Canyon we travel south to the border of Namibia/South Africa to the Gariep (Orange) river. Our campsite lies on the banks of the river on the South African side, where you have the chance to swim, relax and unwind on the water&rsquo;s edge, or embark on an optional canoeing trip in sight of the abundance of birdlife in the area.<br /> <br /> <br /> Meals:<br /> -Breakfast<br /> -Lunch<br /> -Dinner

Day 42 : Gariep (Orange) River to Western Cape Citrus Area

We continue south passing through Namaqualand, well known for its prolific display of wildflowers that occur in spring (best seen between August and September). Pitching our tents at a picturesque campsite nestled near the Olifants River, we have the opportunity to sample some of the beautiful wines of the region. Bottoms up!<br /> <br /> <br /> Meals:<br /> -Breakfast<br /> -Lunch<br /> -Dinner<br /> <br /> Optional activities:<br /> -Canoe safari

Day 43 : Western Cape Citrus Area to Cape Town

Wave goodbye to the scenic Cedeberg area and travel south, passing the rich fruit growing area of Citrusdal and the spectacular views, as we meander down the Picketberg Pass to the Western Cape Province. We continue to cosmopolitan Cape Town, without a doubt one of the world&rsquo;s most beautiful cities, where our tour ends. If time allows, we recommend you spend a few days exploring the city and surroundings.<br /> <br /> <br /> Meals:<br /> -Breakfast<br /> <br /> <br /> Optional activities:<br /> -Wine tasting

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