36 day Cape to Vic Falls & Mozambique Overland Tour

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Summary of the 36 day Cape Town to Johannesburg Tour:

Accommodation: Twin share tents
Activities: Orange River Canoe Adventure, Guided Hike up Dune 45, Skydiving, Quadbiking, Sandboarding, visiting waterholes for some excellent game photography, Kavango River Sunset Cruise, Okavango Delta Excursion, Chobe Game Drive and Boat Cruise, White Water Rafting, Bungee, Elephant Excursion, snorkeling and diving.
Destination: Cederberg Mountains, Namaqualand, Gariep (Orange) River, Fish River Canyon, Namib Naukluft National Park, Sossusvlei Dunes, Swakopmund, Spitzkoppe, Etosha National Park, Okavango Delta, Caprivi and Chobe National Park, Victoria Falls, Great Zimbabwe Ruins, Praia do Tofo, Vilankulo, Inhambane, Kruger National Park, Blyde River Canyon
Countries: South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe/Zambia, Swaziland, Mozambique

What you can expect from this 36 day African Adventure Overland Tour:

You can expect an exciting tour with an adventurous and exotic flavour! Walk on the wildside of South Africa and Namibia and relax at tropical beaches in Mozambique. This exciting trip comprised culture, history, wildlife, adventure, hiking, bungee, snorkelling, diving and beaches. Camp between the dunes or under coconut trees. Explore the waterways of the Okavango Delta and its spectacular wildlife as the world famous Kruger National Park. Visit most fantastic natural wonders of the world, the Victoria Falls, and sip a sundowner on the edge of the Fish River Canyon.

Day 1: Cederberg Mountains, South Africa

You depart Cape Town heading north for the Cederberg. In winter, the hot springs at Citrusdal offer warmth. In summer you spend the afternoon exploring and relaxing. Later you learn about the truck and camp equipment. Camp, Lunch, Dinner

Day 2: Namaqualand, South Africa

You travel north through Namaqualand and head for the Orange /Gariep River. The night is spent around the campfire, getting to know one another. Camp, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Fish River Canyon, Namibia

Choose between a relaxing morning on the riverbank or the half-day canoe adventure. After lunch your destination is the awesome Fish River Canyon, the second largest in the world, where you will enjoy a sundowner at the edge of this imposing wonder. Camp, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Optional Activities: Orange River Half Day Canoe Adventure.

Day 4: Namib Naukluft National Park, Namibia

From the canyon you continue on into the Namibian hinterland. You arrive at Sesriem Camp in the early afternoon and have time to go for a walk down into the canyon. You camp for the night under the stars, beside the fire, surrounded by the dunes and desert silence. Camp, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Sossusvlei Dunes / Namib Naukluft Park

Taking advantage of the cooler temperatures you depart at dawn and drive into the Namib-Naukluft National Park where you will hike up Dune 45 to gain a different perspective of the desert. After this you have the option to take a guided hike with fellow group members into Sossusvlei.
Optional Activities: Guided walk with Local Expert. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Day 6: Swakopmund, Namibia

A dramatic drive through the arid Namib Naukluft sees you arrive at Walvis Bay where, if you are fortunate, the resident Flamingo flock can be seen. Then it's on to the seaside resort-town of Swakopmund. The evening is spent in hostel-style accommodation and you have the option of enjoying a dinner at a local restaurant serving the catch of the day from the local fishermen. Hostel, Breakfast, Lunch

Day 7: Swakopmund, Namibia

Today is spent in pursuit of adventure and adrenalin. You may choose to do some shopping or head for the beach. Hostel, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Optional Activities: Skydiving, Quadbiking, Sandboarding, etc.

Day 8: Spitzkoppe, Namibia

Heading north you visit the largest seal colony on the African coast at Cape Cross en route to the mysterious Spitzkoppe, a sacred site of the San people. You have the chance to climb the boulders and rock formations and camp in the wild for the night. Camp, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner. Optional Activities: Guided hike with locals to view San rock art.

Day 9: Himba Tribe, Namibia

After some early morning exploration on your African overland adventure tour, you head inland again and drive north towards Kamanjab. Tomorrow you will meet the Himba tribe. Encountering a totally different way of life is a moving experience for many people. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Days 10 &11: Etosha National Park

An early rise sees you on your way to Etosha National Park and some of most unique game viewing experiences in Africa. You spend your days visiting waterholes for some excellent game photography. After supper you relax at some of the finest floodlit waterholes in the world. Camp, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Days 12 & 13: Rundu, Northern Namibia

After an early morning game drive you set off towards Rundu on the Kavango River. In the evening you can enjoy a sunset cruise. The next day you visit the local Ovambo villages. There are a number of different optional activities to take part in; alternatively a relaxing day by the river is always popular.
Optional Activities: Kavango River Cruise, Traditional Dancing, Horse Riding. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Days 14 - 16: Okavango Delta, Botswana

You arrive at the gateway to the Okavango and can spend the next few days exploring the winding channels of the Delta in mokoros, going on nature walks and enjoying the solitude of this unique pristine wilderness area. Camp, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Optional Activities: Okavango Delta Excursion

Day 17: Caprivi National Park, Namibia

The Delta is left behind as you pass through the Caprivi National Park in Namibia, camping under the stars on the banks of the Kwando River. The Caprivi National Park is home to 450 animal species. Animals travel freely across the border with Botswana where the Chobe National Park lies. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Day 18: Chobe National Park, Botswana

Your camp today is on the banks of the Chobe River. The afternoon is spent on an optional boat cruise into the renowned Chobe National Park, an excellent opportunity for viewing some of the best of Africa's wildlife. Camp, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Optional Activities: Chobe Game Drive and Boat Cruise

Day 19: Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Arriving at your destination of Victoria Falls, you have lunch and enough time to visit the Falls. The popular optional sunset cruise includes dinner and drinks. Hostel, Breakfast, Lunch.
Optional Activities: Sunset Cruise, Victoria Falls National Park.

Day 20: Victoria Falls

Most people will spend the day White Water Rafting a not-to-be-missed experience of a lifetime! Vic Falls offers many exciting alternatives. The evening can be spent together as a group at a local restaurant, recounting your tour experiences and adventures. Hostel, Breakfast
Optional Activities: Rafting, Bungee, Elephant Excursion

Days 21 & 22: Victoria Falls to Johannesburg

Departure is at 6 am. It is a long and uneventful drive through Botswana to the border at Martinsdrift where you will spend the night. The following day another 6 am departure will ensure that you get to Johannesburg as early as possible.

Days 23 & 24: Swaziland - Hlane Royal National Park

We depart Johannesburg and travel through scenic Mpumalanga until we reach the border to the Kingdom of Swaziland. Crossing the border we arrive at Hlane Royal National Park which is home to lion, elephant, white rhino and diverse birdlife. Lunch, Dinner.
Optional Activities: Hiking, Mountain Biking, Game Drives, Lion Tour.

Days 25 & 26: Praia do Tofo, Mozambique

Today you will leave Swaziland behind and cross into Moçambique. You will be travelling north alongside the ocean and experience the beautiful vistas of the Mozambique coast. In the late afternoon you arrive at your camp for the next two nights. There are many optional activities offered such as fishing, scuba diving and snorkeling. There is time to relax on the beautiful beach. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Optional Activities: Snorkeling, Fishing, Scuba Diving.

Days 27 - 29: Vilankulo, Bazaruto Archipelago

You depart Praia do Tofo and drive north to Vilankulo. There is an opportunity to cross by dhow or speedboat to the islands of the Bazaruto Archipelago where you relax 'island style', snorkeling or soaking up the sun. Should you decide not to go to the islands then Vilankulo offers many interesting sights. Those who went to the islands will arrive back in Vilankulo fairly late and so you spend the night here before returning to the Inhambane area the next day. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.(Own arrangements if you go on the excursion)
Optional Activities: Bazaruto Excursion.

Days 30 & 31: Inhambane, Mozambique

Driving south through beautiful coconut plantations, you pass through the old European settlement of Inhambane, haunted by the memories of the old slave trade along the coast. In the early afternoon you arrive at your campsite, right on the beach, for the next two days. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Optional Activities: Scuba Diving, Horse Riding, Quad Biking, Snorkeling, Fishing, Boat Cruise.

Day 32: Maputo, Mozambique

From Inhambane you drive further south to Moçambique's bustling capital of Maputo. You arrive in the capital, previously known as Lourenzo Marques, in the afternoon. Highlights worth visiting are the Fort of Nossa Senhora da Conceiao, and the Central railway Station. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Days 33 & 34: Kruger National Park, South Africa

Today you return to South Africa to the world famous Kruger National Park, where you are likely to see Africa's Big 5, Lion, Rhino, Elephant, Leopard and Buffalo. The Kruger National Park is the most famous nature conservation area in the world. It is about 36,800 square kilometers in size and was named after by South Africa's first president Paul Kruger. Two nights are spent in this magnificent area enjoying African wildlife. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Optional Activities: Night Drive and Dawn Game Walks.

Day 35: Blyde River Canyon

You leave Kruger behind us and visit a Cheetah breeding centre, where you take part in an educational tour on wildlife rehabilitation. You will be traveling to the Panorama Route through some spectacular scenery. Blyde River Canyon, the 3rd largest canyon in the world, offers breathtaking view points, including God's Window and three Rondavels. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Day 36: Johannesburg, South Africa

You leave the greater Kruger Park region and head back towards Johannesburg. Although the tour ends, most groups will arrange dinner together this evening in one of Johannesburg's many excellent restaurants. Breakfast, Lunch.

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