Serengeti, Falls & Cape Town Adventure
Slutdestination: Cape Town
Marvel at the world's highest sand dunes, float through the Okavango, and meet the San Bushmen in the blazing Kalahari Desert on this epic overland adventure. Journey across nearly half of the continent from Kenya to the southern tip of Africa and soak up the vibrant colours, culture, and scenery of seven countries. Our overland adventure vehicle (OAV)s are an adventurous and inexpensive way to enjoy the region's intriguing combination of wilderness and bright city lights, while camping under Africa's big sky will provide a unique perspective. Take the road less traveled and come away with jaw-dropping photographs and a deeper understanding of this incredible continent.
Search for the Big Five across Africa, snorkel the turquoise waters of Zanzibar, get wet at Victoria Falls, cruise the Okavango in dugout canoes, catch the sunset at Fish River Canyon, explore cosmopolitan Cape Town
Overland adventure vehicle (OAV), 4x4 safari vehicles, minibuses, ferry, mokoro.
Simple hotels (4 nts), participation camping (27 nts), permanent tented camp (1 nt), full-service camping (2 nts), guesthouses (2 nts, multi-share), basic bush camping (2 nts), hostel (1 nt, multi-share).
G Adventures for Good: Penduka Village Restaurant & Shop, Windhoek G Adventures for Good: !Khwa ttu San Culture and Education Centre, Swartwater Local Living: Kande Beach Local Dinner, Kande Beach. Entrances and wildlife safari drives in Serengeti and Etosha national parks and Ngorongoro Crater. Zanzibar excursion (3 days). Spice plantation entrance and guided tour. Okavango Delta overnight bush camping excursion. Damaraland Living Museum visit. Entrance to Sossusvlei Dunes, Fish River Canyon, and Spitzkoppe. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
Day 28 Windhoek/Etosha National Park (1B, 1L, 1D)
Visit the G Adventures supported Penduka Village Restaurant & Shop, just outside of Windhoek, to pick up a tasty packed lunch, then continue up to Etosha National Park. Enjoy a wildlife safari drive in the overland vehicle, then opt to take an open vehicle wildlife safari night drive.
Day 29 Etosha National Park (1B, 1L, 1D)
Enjoy a full-day wildlife safari drive in Etosha National Park.
Day 30 Etosha National Park/Damaraland (1B, 1L, 1D)
Morning wildlife safari drive in the overland vehicle. Travel to Damaraland through beautiful desert landscapes.
Day 31 Damaraland/Spitzkoppe (1B, 1L, 1D)
Visit the Damaraland Living Museum to learn more about the lost culture of the Damara people, then travel south and enjoy the granite peaks of Spitzkoppe.
Day 32 Spitzkoppe/Swakopmund (1B, 1L)
Travel through the coastal region to the adrenaline capital of Swakopmund.
Day 33 Swakopmund
Fill free time with sandboarding, skydiving, quad-biking, or a living desert tour.
Day 34 Swakopmund/Namib Desert (1B, 1L, 1D)
Arrive in the area in the afternoon where we will be camping on the edge of the Namib Desert. Opt to walk with a local expert who will explain the desert and its mysteries.
Day 35 Namib Desert (1B, 1L, 1D)
Explore the Sesriem Canyon, a small canyon typical of the area. Then continue on to the Sossusvlei Dunes and climb up breathtaking Dune 45.
Day 36 Namib Desert/Fish River Canyon (1B, 1L, 1D)
Enjoy the sunset at Fish River Canyon.
Day 37 Fish River Canyon/Gariep (Orange) River (1B, 1L, 1D)
Head to the border and cross into South Africa. Camp at the scenic Gariep River and opt to go canoeing.
Day 38 Orange River/Cederberg (1B, 1L, 1D)
Travel past large plantations of rooibos tea and view dramatic Western Cape scenery.
Day 39 Cederberg/Cape Town (1B, 1L)
Visit the G Adventures supported !Khwa ttu San Culture and Education Centre, before arriving in vibrant Cape Town. Enjoy beautiful views of Table Mountain, and opt for a final night out with the group.
Day 40 Cape Town (1B)
Depart at any time.
Day 21 Victoria Falls
Opt to visit Victoria Falls, go whitewater rafting, or take a helicopter flight over the falls.
Day 22 Victoria Falls/Kasane (1B, 1L)
Cross the border from Zimbabwe into Botswana. Opt to take a wildlife viewing boat cruise on the Chobe River or a wildlife safari drive in an open safari vehicle in Chobe National Park.
Day 23 Kasane/Gweta (1B, 1L, 1D)
Opt to do a morning safari drive before travelling south to Gweta. Camp under ancient baobab trees.
Day 24 Gweta/Maun (1B, 1L)
Opt to catch a bird's-eye view of the delta on a scenic flight.
Day 25 Maun/Okavango Delta (1B, 1L, 1D)
Enjoy a wildlife walk, a traditional mokoro (dugout canoe) excursion, and birding.
Day 26 Maun/Ghanzi (1B, 1L, 1D)
Visit the Kalahari Desert and meet the local San Bushmen. Enjoy an optional walk to learn survival skills from the locals.
Day 27 Ghanzi/Windhoek (1B, 1L)
Opt to explore the city centre of Windhoek after a long drive and a border crossing.