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highlights
  • Experience the culture of Cape Town.
  • Spot wildlife on safari drives in Etosha National Park.
  • Cruise the Okavango Delta in a dugout canoe.
  • Meet the San Bushmen.
The Dunes, Deltas & Falls (Northbound) tour starts in Cape Town and ends in Victoria Falls. The Dunes, Deltas & Falls (Northbound) is a Wildlife tour that takes 21 days taking you from Cape Town to Victoria Falls and through other destinations in Africa.

If you want to soak up the colours, culture, and scenery of this incredible region, this is the ultimate expedition to southwestern Africa. Experience wildlife safari drives, leave footprints on the world's highest sand dunes, wonder at the majesty of Victoria Falls, and explore wildlife-rich deltas. Our Landos (overland adventure vehicles) are an adventurous and affordable way to see the highlights, while wilderness camping will bring you closer to the region’s wildlife — drift off to sleep to the call of cranes and awake to the rustle of elephants grazing on nearby riverbanks.
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Arrive at any time.
We highly recommend arriving earlier in Cape Town to explore all that this area has to offer.
Accommodation
  • Once in Cape Town (or similar)
Included Activity
  • Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
    Duration : 1.0 hr
    The adventure begins tonight. Feel free to explore before your welcome meeting, but make sure you’re back in time to meet the group. After introductions, your CEO will review the details of your tour. Please note that normal check-in times apply at our start hotels, but you can usually store your luggage for the day if you arrive early.
Optional Activities
  • Table Mountain Cable Car
    Take the five-minute cable car trip to the top of Table Mountain, 1,085m (3,562ft) above Cape Town, and explore the summit. This is a great spot to sit and soak up the commanding 360-degree views of Cape Town, Table Bay, the peaks of surrounding mountains, and the rest of Table Mountain National Park. The operation of the cable car is weather dependent.

    Please note that the cable car is closed every year for a 2 week period between July and August for annual maintenance.
  • Boulders Beach Visit
    Visit Boulders Beach, a beautiful sandy beach dotted with massive granite boulders. Since 1982 it has been the home of over 3,000 tunnel nesting African Black footed penguins who cling to viability in a small breeding colony that is heavily protected.
  • Table Mountain Hike
  • Wine Tour and Tasting
    Take a day trip into the wine lands of South Africa with an expert guide. Visit iconic estates and lesser-visited farms only known to locals, in areas such as Stellenbosch and Paarl. Indulge in tastings and pairings with cheeses, chocolate, and local delicacies such as Biltong (salted meat). Walk through vineyards and cellars for an all encompassing look at wine production, and learn about the history of this region. Gesondheid!
  • Two Oceans Aquarium
    Stay dry while exploring the incredible diversity of marine life that dwells in and around the Indian and Atlantic Oceans.
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.
Head out of the city to begin your overland journey with a lunch stop by the coast. Arrive at our first campsite in the afternoon. Here, enjoy free time to sample and buy some local wine, kick a footy around with the local kids, or explore the area near the camp in this beautiful part of South Africa. If you prefer, just chill out at campsite’s swimming pool overlooking the vineyards. 




Meal
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation
  • Highlanders Campsite (or similar)
Included Activity
  • !Khwa ttu San Culture and Education Centre
    The San people of Southern Africa have historically faced centuries of political and cultural oppression. The !Khwa ttu San Culture and Education Centre provides tailor-made training for young San women and men of Southern Africa. Travellers learn about San culture and history at the interpretive museum. Visits help trainees gain experience with international clients while garnering support for the centre's efforts to preserve San culture and history.
Transport
  • Lando
    Duration : 5.0 hr
    Distance : 300 km
    Climb aboard our new custom built ride …. overlanding G-style!
Optional Activities
  • Wine Tasting
    Visit a wine cellar cooperative to taste a selection of local wines. Enjoy the experience while looking out over a beautiful view of South African winelands.
Travel past large plantations of rooibos tea. Opt to take a canoe trip on the scenic Orange River.
Meal
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation
  • Fiddlers Creek Rest Camp (or similar)
Transport
  • Lando
    Duration : 6.5 hr
    Distance : 350 km
    Climb aboard our new custom built ride …. overlanding G-style!
Optional Activities
  • Canoeing on Orange River
    Grab a paddle and hop in a canoe. Be sure to wave at the locals from Namibia and South Africa on either side of the river.
Cross the border into Namibia, and enjoy the sunset at the Fish River Canyon.


We will make our way to the Fish River Canyon, the largest canyon in Africa and, arguably, the second largest in the world. Watch as a spectacular sunset slips over the canyon's rim in the early evening. Permits are required to descend into the canyon; we will have access to the rim only, but the views are magnificent.
Meal
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation
  • Hobas Campsite (or similar)
Included Activities
  • Border Crossing (South Africa - Namibia)
    We have encountered some problems with travellers that need visas for Namibia. Namibian visas are not available at the border, so please be very sure of the rules and regulations applying to your passport. See our visa section for further information.
  • Fish River Canyon Visit at Sunset
    Visit Fish River Canyon, the largest canyon in Africa and, arguably, the second largest in the world. Watch as a stunning sunset slips over the canyon's rim in the early evening. We will only have access to the rim, but the views are spectacular.
Transport
  • Lando
    Duration : 5.0 hr
    Distance : 180 km
    Climb aboard our new custom built ride …. overlanding G-style!
Explore the natural wonders of this bizarre desert environment.
Passing the small and desolate towns of Bethanien and Helmeringhausen, continue north along long and bumpy roads, en route to the Namib Desert. Arrive in the area in the late afternoon, where the towering red sand dunes of Sossusvlei form the gateway into the Namib Desert. Here, you really feel as though you’re in the middle of nowhere.

We arrive in the early evening and set up our camp.
Meal
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Transport
  • Lando
    Duration : 10.0 hr
    Distance : 560 km
    Climb aboard our new custom built ride …. overlanding G-style!
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.

Visit Sossusvlei, a clay pan enclosed by the world’s largest sand dunes and enclosing ancient dead trees. Here, opt to take a guided walk at the dunes, and enjoy some free time to explore them on your own. Arrive back at our campsite around lunch time and take down tents, pack up the Lando, and drive to the next desert campsite. Don’t miss out on the optional sunset desert dunes bush walk to learn more about the desert, dunes, and the way of the bushmen.
Meal
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation
  • Namib Desert Camp Boesman (or similar)
Included Activities
  • Sesriem Canyon Visit
    Enjoy a short stop at Sesriem Canyon, a small canyon typical of the area. The Tsauchab River flows through the canyon every five to ten years, and this creates the nearby salt and clay pan of Sossusvlei.
  • Dune 45 Visit
    Set off for a climb of the mighty Dune 45. Look out and view the surrounding desert displaying their amazing orange and yellow hues. Magic!
Transport
  • Lando
    Duration : 5.0 hr
    Climb aboard our new custom built ride …. overlanding G-style!
Optional Activities
  • Sossusvlei Desert Walk
    Visit Sossusvlei, a clay pan enclosed by the world’s largest sand dunes and enclosing ancient dead trees.
  • Namib Desert Walk
    Enjoy a walk amongst the dunes, learning about the surrounding Namib Desert as well as the survival strategies of Bushmen who live in the area.
Cross the void region of the Namib Desert along with a few dry mountain passes to the adrenaline capital of Swakopmund.
Get a real feel for the Namib Desert as we spend hours crossing this empty region.

Spend two nights in the area exploring this historical town or trying some of the numerous activities available, such as sand boarding or sky diving.

Swakopmund has bizarre lunar landscapes, unforgettable sunsets, and prehistoric Welwitchia plants.
Meal
  • Breakfast and Lunch
Accommodation
  • Amanpuri Lodge (or similar)
Transport
  • Lando
    Duration : 7.0 hr
    Distance : 300 km
    Climb aboard our new custom built ride …. overlanding G-style!



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.
You can pre-book your sky dive on the checkout page, or through your Global Connection Officer or travel agent.
Accommodation
  • Amanpuri Lodge (or similar)
Optional Activities
  • Sandboarding in the Namib Desert
    Head out into the desert, grab a board, and surf the sand dunes. Choose to lie down headfirst, or stand up, surfer-style.
  • Swakopmund Skydiving
    Buckle up your harness, practice your exit, then take a plane up and over the dunes of the Namib Desert. Take a deep breath, leap out and freefall with an instructor before he opens the parachute. Admire the view over the dunes as you descend and land safely back on the ground. Wow!
  • Swakopmund Guided Cultural Tour
    Explore the back streets and local culture on a guided interpretive walk. 


Learn about the history of Swakopmund, its housing and other various topics to get a better understanding of local life. Visit a woman from the Herero ethnic group and also a Nama Medicine Woman, who will host a 'click' lesson in the local Daman language. Finish at a local pub called a 'shebeen' with the opportunity to try the local bush delicacy of Mopani worms and a drink.
  • Skeleton Coast Scenic Flight
    Take in amazing views of bird life, shipwrecks, and one of the largest seal colonies in the world over the northern coastline. On the way back, see the Namibia's highest mountain, Damaraland, and the picturesque Spitzkoppe rock formations from above.
Travel north to the granite peaks of Spitzkoppe.
Explore on your own by foot, and be sure to check out the night sky—it's great for star-gazing!
Meal
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation
  • Spitzkoppe Camp (or similar)
Transport
  • Lando
    Duration : 3.0 hr - 4.0 hr
    Climb aboard our new custom built ride …. overlanding G-style!
Visit the Damaraland Living Museum to learn more about the lost culture of the Damara people.
Look out over beautiful desert landscapes as far as the eye can see. There are Himba, Herero, and Damara people along the way selling local arts, and we’ll be sure to make a few stops to find out more about their offerings.
 Pass into more stony desert landscapes, and arrive at camp by mid-afternoon.
Meal
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation
  • Aba-Huab Camp (or similar)
Included Activity
  • Damaraland Living Museum
    Step into the past and learn about the lost culture of the Damara people at this museum depicting the life and customs of one of the oldest nations in Namibia.
Transport
  • Lando
    Duration : 4.0 hr
    Distance : 235 km
    Climb aboard our new custom built ride …. overlanding G-style!
Optional Activities
  • Prehistoric Rock Engravings Guided Tour
    Step back in time to see prehistoric rock engravings made during the early Stone Age. Their exact origin is uncertain, but these works depicting animals and hunters are probably the work of Bushmen or Nama artists estimated to have lived near Twyfelfontein at least 5,000 years ago. Marvel at the more than 2,500 rock carvings and paintings and understand why this is Namibia's first UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Enter Etosha National Park and enjoy an afternoon wildlife safari drive in the Lando.
Upon arrival to the park in the afternoon, head out for a wildlife safari drive in the Lando to search for elephants, antelope, and lions around the watering holes.

After sunset, watch animals at the watering holes near the camping area, which is safe, being well lit with flood lights. Free time at night allows for the option of a night safari in an open vehicle.
Meal
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation
  • Etosha NP Okaukuejo Restcamp (or similar)
Included Activity
  • Etosha National Park Wildlife Safari Drive (Lando)
    Entrance included.
Transport
  • Lando
    Duration : 8.0 hr
    Distance : 300 km
    Climb aboard our new custom built ride …. overlanding G-style!
Optional Activities
  • Etosha Open Vehicle Wildlife Safari Drive
    Set off in an open 4x4 safari vehicle with a naturalist guide in search of the stunning wildlife in the park. Wildlife often come to the many watering holes to drink, so keep your eyes peeled for many animals on the move.
Enjoy a full-day wildlife safari drive in the Lando. Opt to take an open vehicle safari drive in the afternoon/night.
Meal
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation
  • Etosha NP Okaukuejo Restcamp (or similar)
Included Activity
  • Etosha National Park Wildlife Safari Drive (Lando)
    Entrance included.
Transport
  • Lando
    Climb aboard our new custom built ride …. overlanding G-style!
Optional Activities
  • Etosha Open Vehicle Wildlife Safari Drive
    Set off in an open 4x4 safari vehicle with a naturalist guide in search of the stunning wildlife in the park. Wildlife often come to the many watering holes to drink, so keep your eyes peeled for many animals on the move.
Transfer to Windhoek and visit the G Adventures supported Penduka Village Restaurant & Shop for an included lunch.
Leave Etosha National Park and head south through the Namibian countryside to Windhoek.
Meal
  • Breakfast and Lunch
Accommodation
  • Urban Camp (or similar)
Included Activity
  • Penduka Village Restaurant & Shop
    Penduka works with women from the Katutura township, and surrounding rural communities, by helping them develop livelihoods through working in their handicraft workshops and cafe. Penduka trains and employs women disadvantaged through poverty, disability, ill-health, or lack of education, empowering them to develop skills in textiles, beading and pottery. Pick up a fresh-packed lunch at the cafe to help support the centre before touring the facilities and purchasing some of these crafts.
Transport
  • Lando
    Duration : 6.5 hr - 7.5 hr
    Distance : 440 km
    Climb aboard our new custom built ride …. overlanding G-style!
Optional Activities
  • Optional Welcome Meeting for Travellers on Combos
    You may be a seasoned pro at group travel by now, but there will likely be some new travellers joining the group. Sit in on the welcome meeting to meet the newest members of your group and learn about the next leg of your tour.
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.
Leave in the morning and continue through the eastern part of Namibia and cross into Botswana, travelling into the heart of the Kalahari.
 


Arrive at the campsite in the early evening, just in time for an optional 'Bushman Walk'. 
Around the campfire at night, experience the ancient dance rituals of the San/Bushmen.
Meal
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Included Activities
  • Border Crossing (Namibia - Botswana)
    Ready for a little more ink in your passport? Grab your bags and get ready to check another country off your bucket list.
  • Dqae Qare San Lodge & Camp
    Immerse yourself in the culture and history of the San when you stay at Dqae Qare San Lodge & Camp tonight. This campsite and wildlife area is the only land owned freehold by an Indigenous community in all of Southern Africa. The San are known throughout the continent for their warm hospitality, and tonight you have the opportunity to be immersed in their history and culture with a dance and storytelling around the campfire. Dqae Qare San Lodge provides much-needed employment for the nearby village of D'kar, and revenue from the lodge is invested in the nearby preschool, art program and museum, and community upliftment projects that bring clean water and other resources to the village.
Transport
  • Lando
    Duration : 8.0 hr - 9.0 hr
    Distance : 565 km
    Climb aboard our new custom built ride …. overlanding G-style!
Optional Activities
  • San/Bushmen Walk
    Get a glimpse of how the San tribe adapted to the Kalahari Desert and learn about their fascinating wilderness survival skills. The gatherer life of the San/Bushmen has all but disappeared; there are few remaining who retain the survival skills of their ancient way of life.
 During the walk, San/Bushmen guides will share their knowledge on mastering this harsh environment, helping us learn about the botany of our surroundings.
  • Traditional San/Bushmen Dancing
    Around the campfire at night, you can experience the ancient dance rituals of the San/Bushmen. 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. The dances have changed minimally in the last 20 000 years of San/Bushmen culture. These dances are not only a celebration of life but are also a means of passing on historic folklore from generation to generation.
Opt to take a scenic flight over the Okavango Delta to get a birds-eye view of the area.
Travel from the Kalahari towards Maun, arriving around lunch time.

In the afternoon, opt to get a sneak peek of the Okavango Delta from above on an hour-long flight in a small plane. See a variety of wildlife and marvel at the vast delta basin. You can pre-book the Okavango Delta Flight extra on the checkout page, or through your Global Connection Officer or travel agent.

Those not opting for the flight can kick back and relax at the campsite.
Meal
  • Breakfast and Lunch
Accommodation
  • Sedia Riverside Camping (or similar)
Transport
  • Lando
    Duration : 4.0 hr - 5.0 hr
    Distance : 280 km
    Climb aboard our new custom built ride …. overlanding G-style!
Optional Activities
  • Okavango Delta Flight
    Get a fresh perspective on the vast wilderness of Africa with a once-in-a-lifetime view only a select few will ever see. Enjoy the hippos in the waterways and elephants and buffalo in the tree line. Gaze at the winding water channels as they make their way through the Delta.
Enjoy wildlife walks, a traditional mokoro (dugout canoe) and birding on an overnight excursion into the Okavango Delta.
After leaving some luggage in Maun, we hop into safari vehicles and travel for about an hour to a river before pairing off and sitting down in mokoros, traditional dugout canoes, that take us deep into the delta.

After a couple hours in the mokoro, we arrive to our basic bush camp in time for lunch. Set up tents and get used to the surroundings. 
In the afternoon, set off on a wildlife walk. In the evening, count the shooting stars, sing with the locals or just unwind with a sundowner around the campfire.

 The polers will join us around the campfire tonight and usually love to sing and dance… join in!
Meal
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation
  • Okavango Delta Camping (or similar)
Included Activity
  • Okavango Delta Excursion
    Enjoy wildlife walks and viewing, mokoro trips (occasionally unavailable due to seasonality), and birdwatching in the pristine wilderness area of the Okavango Delta, the world's largest inland delta. In the evening, count the shooting stars, sing with the locals, or simply unwind with a sundowner (cheers!) around the campfire.
Transport
  • Safari vehicle
    Duration : 1.0 hr
    Get a better view and take better snapshots aboard this off-road ride.
  • Mokoro
    Duration : 1.0 hr - 2.0 hr
    Climb into a traditional canoe for a closer view of the shoreline.
Camp under ancient baobab trees.
Enjoy the sunrise on an early wildlife walk then return to Maun, first by mokoro, then safari vehicle, and arrive around lunch time. Pack up the Lando, then hit the road to ancient baobab trees of Gweta. We will arrive to our campsite mid- to late afternoon. Have a walk around, take pictures of the baobabs, swim in the pool and enjoy a proper shower after the night in the bush.
Meal
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation
  • Planet Baobab (or similar)
Transport
  • Mokoro
    Duration : 1.0 hr - 2.0 hr
    Climb into a traditional canoe for a closer view of the shoreline.
  • Lando
    Duration : 4.0 hr
    Distance : 240 km
    Climb aboard our new custom built ride …. overlanding G-style!
  • Safari vehicle
    Duration : 1.0 hr
    Get a better view and take better snapshots aboard this off-road ride.
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.
Journey to the area of Chobe National Park, home to the largest elephant population in Southern Africa. The best way to appreciate the area’s thousands of resident elephants, crocodiles and hippos, is with an optional sunset boat cruise on the Chobe River.

You can pre-book the Chobe River Sunset Cruise on the checkout page, or through your Global Connection Officer or travel agent.
Meal
  • Breakfast and Lunch
Accommodation
  • Thebe River Safaris Camping (or similar)
Transport
  • Lando
    Duration : 6.0 hr
    Distance : 420 km
    Climb aboard our new custom built ride …. overlanding G-style!
Optional Activities
  • Chobe River Sunset Cruise
    Get a fantastic perspective of one of Botswana's national parks and its thousands of resident elephants, crocodiles, and hippos on a sunset boat cruise on the Chobe River. Bring a few drinks and a camera, sit back, and enjoy the view.
  • Chobe National Park Safari Drive
    Enjoy a drive along routes that overlook this beautiful river. Keep an eye out for the remarkable variety of animals that are drawn to this permanent water source.
Start your visit to Zimbabwe with traditional lunch prepared by the G Adventures supported Lusumpuko Women's Club.
Cross the border from Botswana to Zimbabwe at the Kazungula border post.

Continue on to the town Victoria Falls, a great base to see falls, and take part in some exciting activities.
Meal
  • Breakfast and Lunch
Accommodation
  • Explorers Village Camping (or similar)
Included Activities
  • Border Crossing (Botswana - Zimbabwe)
    Ready for a little more ink in your passport? Grab your bags and get ready to check another country off your bucket list.
  • Lusumpuko Women's Club Lunch
    Start your visit to Victoria Falls off on the right foot by sitting down to a traditional, Zimbabwean meal, cooked by the Lusumpuko Women’s Club, a group of women from a nearby township. A demonstration by the ladies will show you exactly how Zimbabweans traditionally eat their food, and you’ll be served a farm-to-table meal made with traditional, local, in-season ingredients. This meal provides much-needed income to the cooperatives’ 20 members – changing their lives and families in the process.
Transport
  • Lando
    Duration : 0.75 hr
    Distance : 20 km
    Climb aboard our new custom built ride …. overlanding G-style!
  • Lando
    Duration : 1.5 hr - 2.0 hr
    Distance : 65 km
    Climb aboard our new custom built ride …. overlanding G-style!
Optional Activities
  • Zambezi River Sunset Cruise
    Climb aboard and cruise along the beautiful Zambezi River. Enjoy some snacks, drinks, a festive atmosphere, and gorgeous views of the sunset. It's the ideal way to end an eventful day in Victoria Falls.
  • Victoria Falls Visit
    Take in the natural splendour of thundering Victoria Falls while viewing the massive falls from the Zimbabwean side.
  • Victoria Falls Helicopter Ride - 15min
    You don't want to miss the opportunity to see Victoria Falls from above. Watch the Zambezi River make its way toward the gorge and form the largest waterfall in the world. During your 15-minute ride, you will have time to take in the incredible views over the falls, Livingstone Island, and Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park while snapping as many pictures as you like. You may be lucky enough to see some giraffes and elephants in the surrounding landscape and even catch a rainbow over the falls. Includes pick-up and drop-off from hotel and a 12-15min flight.

    Please note there is a cost for an additional park fee paid for on-site at time of the activity.
Opt to visit Victoria Falls, go whitewater rafting, or take a helicopter flight over the falls.
Victoria Falls is a great base to see both natural wonders and take part in some exciting activities. Get up close (and wet from the spray) while awing at the immense Victoria Falls, raft the whitewater of the mighty Zambezi, and for the more adventurous, bungee jump with the Victoria Falls in view.
Accommodation
  • Explorers Village Camping (or similar)
Optional Activities
  • Victoria Falls Visit
    Take in the natural splendour of thundering Victoria Falls while viewing the massive falls from the Zimbabwean side.
  • Victoria Falls Whitewater Rafting
    Includes a full-day of rafting on grade five rapids, lunch and the park entrance fee.

    Rafting is not available from Feb - May due to the water level.
  • Zambezi Bungee Jump
    Get the adrenaline pumping with a bungee jump from the Victoria Falls Bridge over the Zambezi River. Hear the rush of Victoria Falls as you enjoy this once in a lifetime experience.
  • Victoria Falls Helicopter Ride - 15min
    You don't want to miss the opportunity to see Victoria Falls from above. Watch the Zambezi River make its way toward the gorge and form the largest waterfall in the world. During your 15-minute ride, you will have time to take in the incredible views over the falls, Livingstone Island, and Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park while snapping as many pictures as you like. You may be lucky enough to see some giraffes and elephants in the surrounding landscape and even catch a rainbow over the falls. Includes pick-up and drop-off from hotel and a 12-15min flight.

    Please note there is a cost for an additional park fee paid for on-site at time of the activity.
  • Zambezi River Sunset Cruise
    Climb aboard and cruise along the beautiful Zambezi River. Enjoy some snacks, drinks, a festive atmosphere, and gorgeous views of the sunset. It's the ideal way to end an eventful day in Victoria Falls.
  • Princess Laundry Service
Depart at any time.
Meal
  • Breakfast
what’s included
Accommodation
  • Participation camping (14 nts), permanent tented camp (1 nt), guesthouses (2 nts, multi-share), basic bush camping (2 nts), hostel (1 nt, multi-share).
Meals
  • 18 breakfasts, 17 lunches, 12 dinners
    Note: Allow USD125-165 for meals not included.
Transport
  • Lando (overland adventure vehicle), walking, mokoro, safari vehicle.
Staff & experts
  • 2 Chief Experience Officers (CEOs) throughout as head guide/cook, driver, local guides.
Included activities
  • Your G for Good Moment: !Khwa ttu San Culture and Education Centre, Swartwater
  • Your G for Good Moment: Penduka Village Restaurant & Shop, Windhoek
  • Your G for Good Moment: Dqae Qare San Lodge & Camp, Dekar
  • Your G for Good Moment: Lusumpuko Women's Club Lunch, Victoria Falls
  • Your Discover Moment: Swakopmund
  • Your Discover Moment: Victoria Falls
  • Fish River Canyon, Sossusvlei Dunes, and Spitzkoppe entrance fees
  • Etosha National Park entrance with wildlife safari drives
  • Damaraland Living Museum visit
  • Okavango Delta overnight bush camping excursion
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
what’s excluded
  • International Flights
  • Any international flights to Cape Town and from Victoria Falls are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel Insurance
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Dunes, Deltas & Falls (Northbound) tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
Tour details
Booking Type Instant Booking  
Duration 21 days
Tour Type Group Tour - Max 22 participants
guiding method Live guide/instructor
Guide Language English
Starts/Ends Cape Town, South Africa/ Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
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A deposit of 250 USD is required to confirm this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 61 days before departure. For any departures within 20 July 2019 full payment is required.

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The Dunes, Deltas & Falls (Northbound) tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.

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For this Dunes, Deltas & Falls (Northbound) tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

Other Practical Information
  • 1. Travel Style : 18-to-ThirtysomethingsFast, fresh, and fun adventures that never slow down, made for young, budget-minded travellers.
  • 2. Service Level : CampingCamping most nights with some hotel/hostel stays to start and throughout; affordable public and private transport.
  • 3. Physical Grading : 3 - AverageSome tours may include light hiking, biking, rafting, or kayaking in addition to walking.
  • 4. Trip Type : Small GroupGroup trips average 12 travellers per departure, depending on the adventure. The maximum is usually no more than 16, but some can be smaller or bigger, depending on the trip. Check individual trips for details.
CancellationNo additional cancellation fees apply for this Dunes, Deltas & Falls (Northbound) tour. You can cancel the tour up to 62 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 61 days of departure.
Trip Details
  • Accommodation

    Participation camping (14 nts), permanent tented camp (1 nt), guesthouses (2 nts, multi-share), basic bush camping (2 nts), hostel (1 nt, multi-share).

  • Checklist

    Additional Items:
    • Sleeping bag and liner (Seasonally appropriate)

    Cold Weather:
    • Long-sleeved shirts or sweater
    • Scarf
    • Warm gloves
    • Warm hat
    • Warm layers

    Documents:
    • Flight info (required) (Printouts of e-tickets may be required at the border)
    • Insurance info (required) (With photocopies)
    • Passport (required) (With photocopies)
    • Required visas or vaccination certificates (required) (With photocopies)
    • Vouchers and pre-departure information (required)

    Essentials:
    • Binoculars (optional)
    • Camera (With extra memory cards and batteries)
    • Cash, credit and debit cards
    • Day pack (Used for daily excursions or short overnights)
    • Ear plugs
    • First-aid kit (should contain lip balm with sunscreen, sunscreen, whistle, Aspirin, Ibuprofen, bandaids/plasters, tape, anti-histamines, antibacterial gel/wipes, antiseptic cream, Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhea, rehydration powder, water purification tablets or drops, insect repellent, sewing kit, extra prescription drugs you may be taking)
    • Flashlight/torch (Headlamps are ideal)
    • Fleece top/sweater
    • Footwear
    • Hat
    • Locks for bags
    • Long pants/jeans
    • Moneybelt
    • Outlet adapter
    • Personal entertainment (Reading and writing materials, cards, music player, etc.)
    • Reusable water bottle
    • Shirts/t-shirts
    • Sleepwear
    • Small travel towel
    • Sunglasses
    • Toiletries (Preferably biodegradable)
    • Watch and alarm clock
    • Waterproof backpack cover
    • Windproof rain jacket

    Warm Weather:
    • Sandals/flip-flops
    • Shorts/skirts (Longer shorts/skirts are recommended)
    • Sun hat/bandana
    • Swimwear

    Note: Seasons in Southern Africa are quite extreme. Winters can be really cold and summers will be really hot. If you travel during winter months (May to October) please ensure that you bring warm clothing and a suitable sleeping bag.

  • Group_leader

    2 Chief Experience Officers (CEOs) throughout as head guide/cook, driver, local guides.

  • Group_size_notes

    Max 22, avg 18.

  • Highlights

    Experience the culture of Cape Town, spot wildlife on safari drives in Etosha National Park, cruise the Okavango Delta in a dugout canoe, meet the San Bushmen, marvel at the Fish River Canyon and Victoria Falls

  • International_flights

    Check-in times and baggage allowances/restrictions vary by airline and can change at any time. For the most up-to-date information for your flight, please contact your airline. We recommend checking in online in advance to avoid potential delays at the airport.

  • Introduction

    If you want to soak up the colours, culture, and scenery of this incredible region, this is the ultimate expedition to southwestern Africa. Experience wildlife safari drives, leave footprints on the world's highest sand dunes, wonder at the majesty of Victoria Falls, and explore wildlife-rich deltas. Our Landos (overland adventure vehicles) are an adventurous and affordable way to see the highlights, while wilderness camping will bring you closer to the region’s wildlife — drift off to sleep to the call of cranes and awake to the rustle of elephants grazing on nearby riverbanks.

  • Meal_budget

    Allow USD125-165 for meals not included.

  • Meals_included

    18 breakfasts, 17 lunches, 12 dinners

  • Minimum_age

    Minimum age of 18 years for this trip.

  • Packing_note

    Seasons in Southern Africa are quite extreme. Winters can be really cold and summers will be really hot. If you travel during winter months (May to October) please ensure that you bring warm clothing and a suitable sleeping bag.

  • Start_finish

    Cape Town to Victoria Falls

  • Transport

    Lando (overland adventure vehicle), walking, mokoro, safari vehicle.

  • Whats_included

    Your G for Good Moment: !Khwa ttu San Culture and Education Centre, Swartwater
    Your G for Good Moment: Penduka Village Restaurant & Shop, Windhoek
    Your G for Good Moment: Dqae Qare San Lodge & Camp, Dekar
    Your G for Good Moment: Lusumpuko Women's Club Lunch, Victoria Falls
    Your Discover Moment: Swakopmund
    Your Discover Moment: Victoria Falls. Fish River Canyon, Sossusvlei Dunes, and Spitzkoppe entrance fees. Etosha National Park entrance with wildlife safari drives. Damaraland Living Museum visit. Okavango Delta overnight bush camping excursion. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.

  • Optional_activities

    Cape Town
    - Wine Tour and Tasting (1150ZAR per person)
    - Two Oceans Aquarium (175ZAR per person)

    Table Mountain
    - Table Mountain Cable Car (293ZAR per person)
    - Table Mountain Hike (550-1400ZAR per person)

    Simon's Town
    - Boulders Beach Visit (75ZAR per person)

    Cederberg
    - Wine Tasting (120ZAR per person)

    Orange River
    - Canoeing on Orange River (350ZAR per person)

    Sossusvlei
    - Sossusvlei Desert Walk (10USD per person)

    Namib Desert
    - Namib Desert Walk (30USD per person)

    Swakopmund
    - Skeleton Coast Scenic Flight (3500NAD per person)
    - Swakopmund Guided Cultural Tour (500NAD per person)
    - Swakopmund Skydiving (2515NAD per person)
    - Sandboarding in the Namib Desert (600NAD per person)

    Twyfelfontein
    - Prehistoric Rock Engravings Guided Tour (100NAD per person)

    Etosha National Park
    - Etosha Open Vehicle Wildlife Safari Drive (660NAD per person)
    - Optional Welcome Meeting for Travellers on Combos

    Ghanzi
    - Traditional San/Bushmen Dancing (10USD per person)
    - San/Bushmen Walk (10USD per person)

    Maun
    - Okavango Delta Flight (120USD per person)

    Chobe National Park
    - Chobe National Park Safari Drive (50USD per person)
    - Chobe River Sunset Cruise (50USD per person)

    Victoria Falls
    - Victoria Falls Visit (30USD per person)
    - Victoria Falls Helicopter Ride - 15min (160USD per person)
    - Zambezi River Sunset Cruise (58USD per person)
    - Victoria Falls Whitewater Rafting (150-160USD per person)
    - Zambezi Bungee Jump (160USD per person)
    - Princess Laundry Service

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