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Cape Town to the Serengeti: Deserts & Wilderness

Cape Town to the Serengeti: Deserts & Wilderness
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40 Days

Highlights

See the "big five" from 4x4 safari vehicles, experience cosmopolitan Cape Town, explore spice plantations and the immense Fish River Canyon, cruise through the Okavango Delta in dugout canoes, view the mighty Victoria Falls, Relax on the shores of Lake Malawi, Witness breathtaking dunes in the Namib Desert, Spot wildlife on a boat cruise down the Chobe River

What's included

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Accommodation
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Marvel at the world's highest sand dunes, float through the Okavango in a dugout "mokoro" canoe, and meet the San Bushmen in the blazing Kalahari Desert on this epic overland adventure. Journey across nearly half of the African continent — from the southern tip of Africa to Kenya — and soak up the vibrant colours, culture, and scenery of eight countries. Our Landos (overland adventure vehicles) are an adventurous and affordable way to enjoy the region’s intriguing combination of wilderness and rural villages while camping under Africa’s big sky will provide a unique perspective. Take the road less travelled and come away with jaw-dropping photographs and a deeper understanding of this incredible continent.
Cape Town to the Serengeti: Deserts & Wilderness
Starts
Cape Town
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40 Days
Ends
Nairobi

Itinerary

  • Arrive at any time.
  • View dramatic Western Cape scenery, visit the G Adventures supported !Khwa ttu San Culture and Education Centre, camp on a farm, and opt to sip on local wine.
    Meals: BREAKFAST, LUNCH, DINNER
  • Travel past large plantations of rooibos tea. Opt to take a canoe trip on the scenic Orange River.
    Meals: BREAKFAST, LUNCH, DINNER
  • Cross the border into Namibia, and enjoy the sunset at the Fish River Canyon.
    Meals: BREAKFAST, LUNCH, DINNER
  • Explore the natural wonders of this bizarre desert environment.
    Meals: BREAKFAST, LUNCH, DINNER
  • Explore the Sesriem Canyon, a small canyon typical of the area. Then continue on to the breathtaking Sossusvlei Dunes, and climb the breathtaking Dune 45.
    Meals: BREAKFAST, LUNCH, DINNER
  • Cross the void region of the Namib Desert along with a few dry mountain passes to the adrenaline capital of Swakopmund.
    Meals: BREAKFAST, LUNCH
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Swakopmund is one of the adventure capitals of Africa. Enjoy a free day to relax or get the adrenaline pumping. Choose from sky diving, or dune boarding, just to name a few options.
  • Travel north to the granite peaks of Spitzkoppe.
    Meals: BREAKFAST, LUNCH, DINNER
  • Enter Etosha National Park and enjoy a short safari drive in the Lando as you drive towards our camp.
    Meals: BREAKFAST, LUNCH, DINNER
  • Enjoy a full-day wildlife safari drive in the Lando. Opt to take an open vehicle safari drive in the afternoon/night.
    Meals: BREAKFAST, LUNCH, DINNER
  • Head south from Etosha to the Waterberg Plateau. Spend the afternoon hiking the trails of the national park, or relaxing by the pool.
    Meals: BREAKFAST, LUNCH, DINNER
  • Transfer to Windhoek and visit the G Adventures supported Penduka Village Restaurant & Shop for an included lunch.
    Meals: BREAKFAST, LUNCH
  • Spend the night at the G Adventures supported Dqae Qare San Lodge & Camp, and meet the local San Bushmen. Optional walk to learn survival skills from the locals.
    Meals: BREAKFAST, LUNCH, DINNER
  • Opt to take a scenic flight over the Okavango Delta to get a birds-eye view of the area.
    Meals: BREAKFAST, LUNCH
  • Enjoy wildlife walks, a traditional mokoro (dugout canoe) and birding on an overnight excursion into the Okavango Delta.
    Meals: BREAKFAST, LUNCH, DINNER
  • Camp under ancient baobab trees.
    Meals: BREAKFAST, LUNCH, DINNER
  • Opt to embark on a wildlife-viewing boat cruise on the Chobe River or take an open safari vehicle wildlife safari drive inside Chobe National Park.
    Meals: BREAKFAST, LUNCH
  • Start your visit to Zimbabwe with traditional lunch prepared by the G Adventures supported Lusumpuko Women's Club.
    Meals: BREAKFAST, LUNCH
  • Opt to visit Victoria Falls, go whitewater rafting, or take a helicopter flight over the falls.
  • Spend the day exploring your beautiful surroundings. Opt to visit Victoria Falls, go whitewater rafting, or take a helicopter flight over the falls.
  • Sit back and enjoy a day of driving, taking in the scenery.
    Meals: BREAKFAST, LUNCH, DINNER
  • Continue travelling across the Zambian countryside, to our camp on the banks of the Luangwa River.
    Meals: BREAKFAST, LUNCH, DINNER
  • Enjoy a free day to explore South Luangwa NP, a wildlife haven. Opt to go on a walking safari (seasonal), night drive, or visit a nearby local village.
    Meals: BREAKFAST, LUNCH, DINNER
  • Opt for a morning walking safari (seasonal), or drive, before heading to the G Adventures-supported Tribal Textiles Market & Courtyard Cafe, for lunch and a visit of the craft workshop.
    Meals: BREAKFAST, LUNCH, DINNER
  • Cross the border and travel to the "Lake of Stars," Lake Malawi.
    Meals: BREAKFAST, LUNCH, DINNER
  • Relax on the shores of Lake Malawi, and enjoy a traditional dinner in a local home. Opt to explore by foot, go snorkelling, or take a village tour.
    Meals: BREAKFAST, LUNCH, DINNER
  • Set off and drive to the northern part of Lake Malawi.
    Meals: BREAKFAST, LUNCH, DINNER
  • Enjoy a final day at Lake Malawi.
    Meals: BREAKFAST, LUNCH, DINNER
  • Cross the border into Tanzania and take in views of vast tea plantations and highlands along the way.
    Meals: BREAKFAST, LUNCH, DINNER
  • Watch the Tanzanian countryside pass by on the journey to the Indian Ocean.
    Meals: BREAKFAST, LUNCH, DINNER
  • Hop on a ferry to Zanzibar and transfer to the picturesque island beaches.
    Meals: BREAKFAST
  • Opt to go diving, snorkelling, take a sailing trip, or just sit back and relax.
    Meals: BREAKFAST
  • Travel back to Stone Town for a final night on this enchanting island. Along the way, enjoy a guided tour of a local spice plantation.
    Meals: BREAKFAST
  • Ferry back over to the mainland and drive north to the historic coastal town of Bagamoyo.
    Meals: BREAKFAST, LUNCH, DINNER
  • Hit the road for a long day of driving. Enjoy the varied landscapes on the way to Arusha. Keep on the look out for views of Mt Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest mountain.
    Meals: BREAKFAST, LUNCH, DINNER
  • Set off into the Serengeti and enjoy an afternoon wildlife safari drive en route to the campsite.
    Meals: BREAKFAST, LUNCH, DINNER
  • Enjoy a wildlife safari drive in the Serengeti during the day, and finish the evening camping at the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater.
    Meals: BREAKFAST, LUNCH, DINNER
  • Venture down to the crater floor and take in a final safari experience, viewing the high concentration of wildlife bound by the crater walls.
    Meals: BREAKFAST, LUNCH, DINNER
  • Transfer to Kenya's capital city, where the tour finishes upon arrival in the evening.
    Meals: BREAKFAST, LUNCH