Southern Africa Safari | South Africa, Namibia, Botwana & Zimbabwe

Explore Southern Africa on this safari tour. You will travel from Cape Town, South Africa to Namibia, Botwana and Zimbabwe before heading towards Johannesburg.

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Summary: Southern Africa Safari
 Code: NCVZJ
 33 Day Camping Safari
Price: ZAR 21,600
 Activity Package ZAR 7.100
 Single Person: ZAR 610
Green Seat (Optional): Rand 260
Starting Point: Cape Town
End Destination: Johannesburg
33 Travel Days
32 Nights
 Accommodation: twin share tents
Cape Town Cederberg Region  
Travel Day 1- Cederberg Mountain Region
 
The tour starts in Cape Town and travel towards Blougbergstrand where you will enjoy a wonderful panoramic view of Table Mountain. The safari tour continues to the Cederberg region, where we take a guided tour with a knowledgeable guide, after we have built up our tents. On the hike through the Cederberg, we learn more about the local flora and fauna as well as visit rock paintings made the bushmen thousands of years ago.
 lunch, dinner
Oranje River  
Travel Day 2 - Namaqualand - Gariep (Orange) River
 
Early in the morning our tour continues towards the town Springbok, known for its diamonds and copper deposits - but as the name reveals also its animal resources. We set up camp on the Namibian border. Our tent camp is located along the river, which forms the border between Namibia and South Africa. 
 
breakfast, lunch, dinner
Fish River Canyon Safari Tour  
Travel Day 3Namibia - Gariep River - Fish River Canyon
 
Early in the morning you have the opportunity to explore the river valley by canoe*  or relax at the camp. After lunch, we drive towards the border and visit the famous Fish River Canyon. After walking along the edge of the canyon, we enjoy dinner while we watch the sun set in the background.
 
Optional activities at additional cost: half-day canoe tour
 
breakfast, lunch, dinner
Namib Naukluft National Park Safari  

Travel Day 4 - Namib-Naukluft-National Park

We continue to the Namib-Naukluft National Park and set up the tents. We then take a short hike in the Sesriem Canyon. This evening you will see a night-sky full of stars. The Milky Way seems just a minute away and with luck we'll see a few shooting stars. Another feature is persistent silence of the Namib desert, interrupted only occasionally by jackals, who hunt during the night.

breakfast, lunch, dinner

Namibia Safari  
Travel Day 5 - Sossusvlei Dunes- Namib-Naukluft-National Park
 
This morning we get up very early in preparation of a desert hike. We visit dune 45 at sunrise. Later, we meet a desert expert who will explain the flora and fauna of this unique ecosystem. He will explain how the Bushman has survived in this region and the survival tactics they developed over the years.
 
breakfast, lunch, dinner
Camping Safaris Namibia  

Travel Day 6 - Swakopmund

We drive towards the Tropic of Capricorn after which we continue to the holiday town of Swakopmund on the Atlantic Ocean. With luck, be able to observe flamingos in the lagoon of Walvis Bay, Swakopmund before we visit. They will give you many tips and hints for optional activities, where you can participate in lust. Before dinner, we improve the transfer explore the city and visit a restaurant where you can try local specialties. 

*optional activities at additional cost: dinner at a local restaurant

 breakfast, lunch

Swakopmund Tour  
Travel Day  - Swakopmund
 
We will relax today and you can participate in many optional activities that are being offered offered*: quadbking in the dunes or tandem skydiving or just one example. We will also visit the shops in Swakopmund and enjoy a leisurely lunch. 
 
*other optional activities at additional cost: dinner and lunch at a local restaurant
 
breakfast
Spitzkoppe Tour  
Travel Day 8 - Spitzkoppe
 
We leave Swakopmuch and continue the tour through arid landscapes in the mountains of Spitzkoppe. The enormous limestone monoliths dominate the flat landscape. Our tent camp is set up in the wilderness at the foot of the mountains. In the afternoon, we take a walk and admire San rock paintings and the unique rock and mountain formations. The adventurers can also decide to hike up on of the mountain. At the top you have breathtaking panoramic views of the unique landscape of Spitzkoppe. 
 
breakfast, lunch, dinner
Himbas Tribe in Namibia    
Travel Day 9 - Himba Besuch
 
Early in the morning, we continue north towards Kamanjab. We will experience the life of a Himba tribe. The Himba are known to breed cattle and goats. Due to the unique style of clothing, they are easily identifiable. The root of the Himba people are anxious to defend the roots of their culture, but also very curious to meet people from all over the world. 
 
breakfast, lunch, dinner
Etosha National Park Namibia Safari    

Travel Day 10/11 - Etosha National Park

The Etosha National Park will bring you closer to the wildlife in Africa. Since our safari track is elevated, you have a greater chance to see more animals. In the evening, we will visit several water holes where we will have more luck spotting the Big 5 of Africa. You can also decide to take a night safari, which is not included in the tour price.

breakfast, lunch, dinner

Windhoek Tour  

Travel Day 12 - Windhoek

In the morning, we go on safari tour and then stop in Windhoek, which is the capital of Namibia. On the way there, we stop at a craft market, where one can buy handcrafted African art. The City of Windhoek is not only the capital but also the social, economic and cultural center of Namibia. When we arrive in Windhoek, we take a short tour of the city. We also visit ''Joe's Beer House'' at the edge of the center, where we can order the biggest steak in the country*.

*optional activities at additional cost: dinner at a local restaurant

breakfast, lunch

Botswana Safari  

Travel Day 13 - Botswana Tour - Ghanzi

In the early morning, we continue to cross the border into Botswana and head towards Ghanzi. Having set up after our safari camp, we will be meeting with a local San and visit traditional bushman huts.

breakfast, lunch, dinner

Okawango Delta Safari  

Travel Day 14 - Ghanzi towards Maun

Our tour takes us from Ghanzi towards Maun. Maun is our gateway to the Okavango Delta, which is with its 20,000 square miles the largest and most diverse wetland in Africa. In the afternoon we will prepare for our great safari. You can also decide to visit a crocodile farm, which is, however, not included in the tour price.

breakfast, lunch, dinner

Okawango Delta Tour  

Travel Day 15/16 - Maun: Okavango Delta

In the morning we change the vehicle to a large 4x4 truck, which transports us safely into the Delta. In flood times, we can also use a boat. Local guides will explain the flora and fauna. We spend two nights in the wilderness where we also set up camp. If the water level is high enough, we will also have a traditional canoe (Mokoro) trip in the delta. In a bush walk, we hope to see many wild animals. At your own expense, you can also partake in a sightseeing flight over the Delta, if time permits!

breakfast, lunch, dinner

Gweta Okavango Delta  
Travel Day 17 - Gweta
 
Today, we leave the Delta and continue with our safari east towards Planet Baobab. Here we explore the bush around our Safari Camp. From the lounge by the pool, you have a wonderful view of the environment with the most ancient baobab trees.
 
breakfast, lunch, dinner
Chobe National Park Safari Tour  
Travel Day 18 - Botswana - Chobe National Park
 
Our tour continues towards Chobe National Park, where we will be participating in a river cruise and experience a sunset: This is how wild animals are best observed from the Chobe River. Elephants, hippos, crocodiles, eland and many other wild animals may be observed.
 
breakfast, lunch, dinner
Victoria Falls Tour Safari  

Travel Day 19 - Zimbabwe: Victoria Falls

When we arrive at Victoria Falls we have enough time to plan activities for the next two days. Then we will visit the largest waterfalls in Africa and admire the hiss and roar of the mighty Zambezi River. The dinner, the Chobe Game Drive, Sunset Cruise, Whitewater rafting, bungee jump, helicopter flights, elephant excursion run, walking with lions or horse riding are not included in the tour price.

*optional activities at additional cost: dinner at a local restaurant

breakfast, lunch

Victoria Falls  

Travel Day 20/21 - Victoria Falls

Many of our groups will spend the day by bungee jumping or whitewater rafting: An unforgettable experience! Other activities include elephant riding, walk with lions, horseback riding, dinner or helicopter flights. These activities are not included in the tour price.

*optional activities at additional cost: lunch & dinner at a local restaurant

breakfast
 
Zambezi River Tour  
Travel Day 22  - Zambia: Livingstone & Zambezi River
 
Today, we drive through the historic railway bridge at Victoria Falls. The bridge connects Zimbabwe and Zambia and has been operating since 1905. In Zambia, more passengers will be joining our group before we travel a long distance back to our camp.

 breakfast, lunch, dinner
 
Zambezi Tour  
Travel Day 23 - Lower Zambezi National Park
 
In the early morning, we have a canoe trip in the Lower Zambezi National Park. On this tour, we take only a small part of the necessary equipment and set up our bush camp on an island. There we are surrounded by many wild animals. Away from civilization, you can prepare yourself for a unique experience.

 breakfast, lunch, dinner
 
Lower Zambezi National Park  
Travel Day 24 - Lower Zambezi National Park
 
On the second day, we continue to paddle downstream on the Zambezi River and enjoy the beautiful scenery and wildlife. If this isn't possible due to high water levels or to extreme temperatures, the trip will take place on a houseboat on Lake Kariba.
 
 breakfast, lunch, dinner
Zimbabwe Shinhoyi Caves  
Travel Day 25 - Zimbabwe: Chinhoyi Caves

On the 25th travel day, the tour continues from the Lower Zambezi National Park back to the truck. From there, we cross the Chirundu border to Zimbabwe. After a short drive we reach the Chinhoyi Caves, the largest publicly accessible cave system in Zimbabwe.

 breakfast, lunch, dinner
Chimanimani National Park Safari  
Travel Day 26 - Harare and Chimanimani National Park
 
The tour takes us further into the capital of Zimbabwe, Harare. We will have lunch, have time for shopping and exploring the city. Despite a host of negative press, you will be surprised by this safe and modern city. We leave Harare towards the Eastern Highlands and the Chimanimani National Park. The mountain, which separates Zimbabwe from Mozambique, is ideal for light hiking surrounded by a spectacular landscape. Time permitting, we will visit the famous Bridal Veil Falls.
 
*optional activities at additional cost: lunch at a local restaurant

 breakfast, dinner 
Chirnida Forest Tour  
Travel Day 27 - Chirnida Forest
 
Today, you can either use the day for a walking tour in the Chimanimani National Park or take a day trip in the Chirinda forest in Zimbabwe. The southern rain forest in Africa, home to some of the spectacular large mahogany trees. After the hike to these "big giants", you should treat yourself to a picnic!

 breakfast, lunch, dinner
Great Zimbabwe Ruins  
Travel Day 28 - Great Zimbabwe Ruins

During our tour, we will visit the world famous Great Zimbabwe ruins. The still well-preserved ruins built around the 11th Century were built without mortar. The up to 5 meter high walls are a source of much speculation and disagreement over the years. This place was once the home of 8-carved Zimbabwe Birds, whose image can still be found on the national flag of Zimbabwe.

 breakfast, lunch, dinner 
Zimbabwe Safari  
Travel Day 29 - Gweru & Antelope Park
 
This morning, we travel to Gweru and the Antelope Park where we get to see the African Lion Environmental Research Trust and the world's first lion rehabilitation & release program. Upon arrival, we can relax for the first time before you can participate in one of the many optional activities being offered. In addition to the lion program, there are also elephant riding, canoeing, fishing and a marketplace where crafts are sold.

 breakfast, lunch, dinner 
Gweru Africa Safari Tour  
Travel Day 30 - Gweru & Antelope Park

On the second day in the Antelope Park, we can enjoy most of what is offered here. This is a great opportunity to spend a little time with Africa's wildlife. In the afternoon we go on a hike that includes visiting the lions, which are a part of the rehabilitation and release program.

 breakfast, lunch, dinner
Matobo National Park Africa Tour  
Travel Day 31 - Matobo Nationalpark and Bulawayo
 
On the 31st day of travel, we continue our journey to Bulawayo and the Matobo National Park where we visit the grave of Cecil John Rhodes, who played a significant role in the history of Zimbabwe. In Matobo National Park, we embark on a game drive, on which you will also visit a great breeding program of pointed and white rhinos. For dinner, you will find a huge variety of restaurants in Bulawayo.
 
*optional activities at additional cost: dinner at a local restaurant

 breakfast, lunch 
Africa Safari Bulawayo  
Travel Day 32 - South Africa: Bulawayo towards Musina
 
Today we visit the Historical Museum in Bulawayo before we leave the city towards South Africa. In Buitbridge we will cross the border. In Musina, just across the border in South Africa, we set up camp for the night.

 breakfast, lunch, dinner 
Johannesburg Camping Safaris  

 

Travel Day 33 - Johannesburg

This morning, we drive along the Great North Road to Johannesburg - the City of Gold. In Johannesburg the tour ends. Many of our groups spent the last evening together at a local restaurant*.

*optional activities at additional cost: dinner at a local restaurant

 breakfast, lunch
Cape Town Safari exploring Southern Africa  

Southern Africa Safari - Route Map

On the this map you can follow the route you will be taking on your safari throughout Southern Africa visiting South Africa, Namibia, Botwana and Zimbabwe.

Tour Dates: Southern Africa Safari

Here you can find the set dates for this Southern Africa Safari. Please plan your holiday in South Africa accordingly.

If you have further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us! If you want to book a national flight back to Cape Town or want are looking for a rental car after the tour has ended, we will gladly assist you!
 

 

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