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highlights
  • Track the Big Five.
  • Feel the mist of Victoria Falls.
  • Cruise the Chobe River at sunset.
  • Camp in African wilderness.
The Dunes, Deltas and Falls (Southbound) tour starts in Victoria Falls and ends in Cape Town. The Dunes, Deltas and Falls (Southbound) is a wildlife tour that takes 21 days taking you from Victoria Falls to Cape Town 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 into southwestern Africa. Experience wildlife safari drives, leave footprints on the world's highest sand dunes, wonder at the majesty of Victoria Falls, and canoe wildlife-rich deltas. Our overland adventure vehicle (OAV)s are an adventurous and inexpensive 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.
Accommodation
  • Explorers Village Camping (or similar)
Included Activity
  • Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
    Duration : 1.0 hr
    Your opportunity to meet your CEO and fellow travellers, and learn more about your tour. Opt to join the group for a local meal afterwards.
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) to the awesome Victoria Falls, opt to raft the whitewater of the mighty Zambezi, or bungee jump (with Victoria Falls in sight).
Accommodation
  • Explorers Village Camping (or similar)
Optional Activities
  • 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 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 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.
  • Victoria Falls Visit
    Take in the natural splendour of thundering Victoria Falls while viewing the massive falls from the Zimbabwean side.
  • 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.
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.
You will stay over just outside of the park near the town of Kasane. This afternoon, take an optional wildlife safari drive in the park or an afternoon sunset boat cruise along the Chobe River - it's your best opportunity to view hippos, crocodiles, and many elephants wallowing in the water.

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)
Included Activity
  • Border Crossing (Zimbabwe - Botswana)
    Cross the border from Zimbabwe into Botswana.
Transport
  • Lando
    Duration : 1.5 hr - 2.0 hr
    Climb aboard our custom built ride …. overlanding G-style!
  • Lando
    Duration : 0.75 hr
    Distance : 20 km
    Climb aboard our 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.
  • Evening Photo Safari on Chobe River
Opt to do a morning safari drive before travelling south to Gweta. Camp under ancient baobab trees.
When the rain comes, it brings life to the pans, awakening the dormant fish and aquatic shrimps from the mud. The surrounding grasslands also teem with life and are home to many antelope, which attract a wide variety of predators.
Meal
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation
  • Planet Baobab (or similar)
Transport
  • Lando
    Duration : 7.0 hr
    Distance : 350 km
    Climb aboard our custom built ride …. overlanding G-style!
Optional Activities
  • 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.
Opt to catch a bird's-eye view of the delta on a scenic flight.
Book the Okavango Delta Flight extra on the checkout page, or through your Global Connection Officer or travel agent.
Meal
  • Breakfast and Lunch
Accommodation
  • Sedia Riverside Camping (or similar)
Transport
  • Lando
    Duration : 5.0 hr
    Climb aboard our 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 a wildlife walk, a traditional mokoro (dugout canoe) excursion, and birding.
After leaving some of our luggage in Maun, we begin our exciting excursion into the delta as we drive about 1-2 hrs (depending on which dock we go to) to the "dock". Here, we hop into a mokoro, a traditional dugout canoe, which will take us deep into the delta. After a couple hours in a mokoro, we arrive to our basic bush camp.
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.
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.
We continue through the western part of Botswana, the heart of the Kalahari, to D'kar. Get a glimpse of how the San adapted to the Kalahari Desert. Learn fascinating wilderness survival skills by local Bushmen on an optional Bushman walk.
Meal
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
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 - 5.0 hr
    Distance : 280 km
    Climb aboard our 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.
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 explore the city centre of Windhoek after a long drive and a border crossing.
Meal
  • Breakfast and Lunch
Accommodation
  • Urban Camp (or similar)
Included Activity
  • Border Crossing (Botswana - Namibia)
    Ready for a little more ink in your passport? Grab your bags and get ready to check another country off your bucket list.
Transport
  • Lando
    Duration : 8.0 hr - 9.0 hr
    Distance : 565 km
    Climb aboard our custom built ride …. overlanding G-style!
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.
Meal
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation
  • Etosha NP Okaukuejo Restcamp (or similar)
Included Activities
  • 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.
  • Etosha National Park Wildlife Safari Drive (Lando)
    Entrance included.
Transport
  • Lando
    Duration : 6.0 hr
    Distance : 280 km
    Climb aboard our 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 Etosha National Park.
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 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.
Morning wildlife safari drive in the Lando. Travel to Damaraland through beautiful desert landscapes.
Meal
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation
  • Aba-Huab Camp (or similar)
Included Activity
  • Etosha National Park Wildlife Safari Drive (Lando)
    Entrance included.
Transport
  • Lando
    Duration : 8.0 hr
    Distance : 380 km
    Climb aboard our 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.
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.
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)
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 : 8.0 hr
    Distance : 300 km
    Climb aboard our custom built ride …. overlanding G-style!
Travel through the coastal region to the adrenaline capital of Swakopmund.
We will spend two nights in Swakopmund, here you can explore this historical town or try some of the numerous activities available.
Meal
  • Breakfast and Lunch
Accommodation
  • Amanpuri Backpackers (or similar)
Transport
  • Lando
    Duration : 7.5 hr
    Distance : 425 km
    Climb aboard our custom built ride …. overlanding G-style!
Fill free time with sandboarding, skydiving, or a living desert tour.
You can pre-book your sky dive on the checkout page, or through your Global Connection Officer or travel agent.
Accommodation
  • Amanpuri Backpackers (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.
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.
Meal
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation
  • Namib Desert Camp Boesman (or similar)
Transport
  • Lando
    Duration : 7.0 hr
    Distance : 300 km
    Climb aboard our custom built ride …. overlanding G-style!
Explore the Sesriem Canyon, a small canyon typical of the area. Then continue on to the Sossusvlei Dunes and climb up breathtaking Dune 45.
We will leave early morning towards Sossuvlei campsite, where the towering red sand dunes of Sossusvlei form the gateway into the Namib Desert. Here you will really feel as though you’re in the middle of nowhere.

The afternoon is spent exploring the natural wonders of this bizarre environment. Visit Sossusvlei - a clay pan, enclosed by the world’s largest sand dunes, up to 300m (984 ft) high. Here, opt to take a guided walk in the sands dunes, or enjoy some free time to explore on your own.
Meal
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
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 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.
Enjoy the sunset at Fish River Canyon.
Journey to Fish River Canyon, the largest canyon in Africa, and arguably the second largest in the world. Spend some time here taking in the majestic beauty of the canyon, watch as a spectacular sunset slips over the canyon's rim.
Meal
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation
  • Hobas Campsite (or similar)
Included Activity
  • 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 : 9.0 hr - 10.0 hr
    Distance : 560 km
    Climb aboard our custom built ride …. overlanding G-style!
Head to the border and cross into South Africa. Camp at the scenic Orange River and opt to go canoeing.
Set up camp on the banks of Orange River for the night. After, enjoy a late afternoon of swimming, relaxing, or possibly even canoeing on the river.
Meal
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation
  • Fiddlers Creek Rest Camp (or similar)
Included Activity
  • Border Crossing (Namibia - South Africa)
    All countries require travellers to have a valid passport (with a minimum 6 months validity), and you are required to acquire the entry visas for each of the countries visited.
    Please double check with your agent and/or visa agent what the visa requirements is for each country that you will be traveling to. Some countries do require that you get your visa before arrival. If you show up at a border and should you not have the required visa you will be denied entry to the country and be send back to the closest embassy/high commission to get the visa. All arrangements and expenses for that will be at your own cost. The CEO will assist you with travel arrangements but will not be able to accompany you. You will also have to catch up with the group at their next destination at own cost.

    We have been experiencing a lot of problems with people that need visas for Namibia and Malawi. Namibian and Malawian visas is not available at the border, so please make very sure if you do need a visa before arrival.

    The information provided here is to be used as a guide only. Please consult with the relevant embassy or your travel agency before you travel. We cannot take any responsibility whatsoever for the use of this information.


    Namibia
    http://www.namibia.org.za/consular.htm
    http://www.namibiatourism.com.na/visas/
    Visas cannot be obtained on arrival.
    FOREIGN NATIONALS EXEMPTED FROM VISA REQUIREMENTS WHEN TRAVELLING TO NAMIBIA
    Angola, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Botswana, Brazil, Canada, Cuba, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Iceland, India (Diplomatic and Official Passport up to 3 Months), Ireland. Italy, Japan, Kenya, Lesotho, Lienchtenstein, Luxemburg, Malaysia, Macau (SAR), Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, New Zealand, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Russian Federation ( Including States of the former U.S.S.R), South Africa, Singapore, Spain, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Tanzania, United Kingdom, United States of America, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
    Other categories must obtain VISAs
    Visa costs
    Please enquire with your agent or closest embassy.


    South Africa
    http://www.dha.gov.za/Counties%20Exempy%20from%20SA%20Visaa.html
    http://www.home-affairs.gov.za/Applying%20for%20a%20South%20African%20visa.html
    http://www.southafrica.info/travel/documents/visas.htm
    Visas are not issued at South African ports of entry, and airline officials are obliged to insist on visas before allowing passengers to board. If you arrive without a visa, immigration officials are obliged to put you onto a flight back to your home country.
    If you are a passport holder of the following countries/areas you do not need a visa for stays of LESS THAN 90 days:
    African Union / Unity Laissez Passes, Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Botswana, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, Finland, Japan, Liechtenstein, Luxemburg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Paraguay, Portugal, San Marino, Singapore, Spain, St Vincent & the Grenadines, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Uruguay, Venezuela, United States of America, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica
    If you are a passport holder of the following countries/areas you do not need a visa for stays of LESS THAN 30 days:
    Antigua and Barbuda,Barbados,Belize,Benin,Bolivia,Hong Kong,Hungary,Jordan,Lesotho,Malaysia Cape Verde,Costa Rica,Cyprus,Gabon,Guyana,Peru,Poland,Seychelles,Slovak Republic ,South Korea,Swaziland,Thailand,Turkey,Zambia

    Visa costs
    The visa fee is different for every nationality, so please check this with your agent or closest embassy.

    This information is accurate at the time of writing, and please contact your local embassy or consulate for the most up-to-date visa requirements and costs, regarding these, and the other countries visited, or see your travel agent. It is your responsibility to have the correct travel documentation.
Transport
  • Lando
    Duration : 5.0 hr
    Distance : 180 km
    Climb aboard our 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.
  • Swimming
    Grab your bathing suit and go for a refreshing swim.
Travel past large plantations of rooibos tea and view dramatic Western Cape scenery.
Head south through the Western Cape to the area of the Cederberg Mountains, where we spend the evening camping on a local farm. Explore the area, sip local wine, and sit back and enjoy the dramatic scenery.
Meal
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation
  • Highlanders Campsite (or similar)
Transport
  • Lando
    Duration : 6.5 hr
    Distance : 390 km
    Climb aboard our 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.
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.
For our final travel day, journey to the cosmopolitan city of Cape Town.
Meal
  • Breakfast and Lunch
Accommodation
  • Once in Cape Town (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 custom built ride …. overlanding G-style!
Depart at any time.
We highly recommend booking an extra night in Cape Town to explore all that this area has to offer.
Meal
  • Breakfast
Included Activity
  • Departure Day
    Not ready to leave? Your CEO can help with travel arrangements to extend your adventure.
Optional Activities
  • Wine Tour and Tasting
  • 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.
  • Table Mountain Hike
  • Two Oceans Aquarium
    Stay dry while exploring the incredible diversity of marine life that dwells in and around the Indian and Atlantic Oceans.
  • Cape Point and Boulders Beach Tour
  • Tandem Paragliding
  • Table Mountain Abseiling
    Step off the edge of Table Mountain and abseil over incredible views of Camps Bay Beach and the deep blue Atlantic Ocean 1000m below you.
  • Sandboarding in the Atlantis Dunes
    Take this half day trip and venture into the Atlantis Dunes on the west coast of South Africa. Marvel at the beauty of the white sand as far as the eye can see. Grab a board and try your hand at boarding down dunes of different sizes. Open to both beginners and experienced sandboarders.
what’s included
Accommodation
  • Participation camping (14 nts), permanent tented camp (1 nt), guesthouse (2 nts, multi-share ), basic bush camping (2 nts), hostel (1 nt, multi-share).
Meals
  • 18 breakfasts, 17 lunches, 12 dinners
    Note: Allow USD130-170 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 and driver, local guides.
Included activities
  • Your G for Good Moment: Dqae Qare San Lodge & Camp, Dekar
  • Your G for Good Moment: Penduka Village Restaurant & Shop, Windhoek
  • Your G for Good Moment: !Khwa ttu San Culture and Education Centre, Swartwater
  • Okavango Delta overnight bush camping excursion
  • Etosha National Park entrance with wildlife safari drives
  • Entrance to Sossusvlei Dunes, Fish River Canyon, and Spitzkoppe
  • Damaraland Living Museum visit
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
what’s excluded
  • International Flights
  • Any international flights to Victoria Falls and from Cape Town 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 and Falls (Southbound) 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 Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe/ Cape Town, South Africa
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Payment

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 23 September 2019 full payment is required.

Travel Insurance

The Dunes, Deltas and Falls (Southbound) 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.

Visa

For this Dunes, Deltas and Falls (Southbound) 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 and Falls (Southbound) 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), guesthouse (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 and driver, local guides.

  • Group_size_notes

    Max 22, avg 18.

  • Highlights

    Track the Big Five, feel the mist of Victoria Falls, cruise the Chobe River at sunset, camp in African wilderness, meet the San Bushmen, get your heart pumping with adrenaline activities, soak up Cape Town's culture

  • 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 into southwestern Africa. Experience wildlife safari drives, leave footprints on the world's highest sand dunes, wonder at the majesty of Victoria Falls, and canoe wildlife-rich deltas. Our overland adventure vehicle (OAV)s are an adventurous and inexpensive 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 USD130-170 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

    Victoria Falls to Cape Town

  • Transport

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

  • Whats_included

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

  • Optional_activities

    Victoria Falls
    - Victoria Falls Visit (30USD per person)
    - Victoria Falls Helicopter Ride - 15min (160USD per person)
    - Victoria Falls Whitewater Rafting (150-160USD per person)
    - Zambezi River Sunset Cruise (50USD per person)
    - Zambezi Bungee Jump (160USD per person)

    Chobe National Park
    - Chobe River Sunset Cruise (50USD per person)
    - Chobe National Park Safari Drive (50USD per person)
    - Evening Photo Safari on Chobe River (130USD per person)

    Maun
    - Okavango Delta Flight (120USD per person)

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

    Etosha National Park
    - Etosha Open Vehicle Wildlife Safari Drive (660NAD per person)

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

    Swakopmund
    - Swakopmund Guided Cultural Tour (500NAD per person)
    - Swakopmund Skydiving (2800NAD per person)
    - Sandboarding in the Namib Desert (600NAD per person)
    - Skeleton Coast Scenic Flight (5000NAD per person)

    Sossusvlei
    - Sossusvlei Desert Walk (10USD per person)

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

    Fish River Canyon
    - Swimming

    Orange River
    - Canoeing on Orange River (300ZAR per person)

    Cederberg
    - Wine Tasting (120ZAR per person)

    Table Mountain
    - Table Mountain Hike (600-1500ZAR per person)
    - Table Mountain Cable Car (290-330ZAR per person)

    Cape Town
    - Two Oceans Aquarium (185ZAR per person)
    - Wine Tour and Tasting (950ZAR per person)
    - Cape Point and Boulders Beach Tour (1100ZAR per person)
    - Tandem Paragliding (1500ZAR per person)
    - Table Mountain Abseiling (1400ZAR per person)
    - Sandboarding in the Atlantis Dunes (800ZAR per person)

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