2 Capricorn Adventure. South Africa, Botswana, Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique



  • Highlights include 5 African Countries
  • Makgadikgadi Pans and Chobe River in Botswana
  • The thrill of canoeing the Zambezi River
  • Game drives in South Luangwa National Park
  • Camping on the shores of Lake Malawi

Day 1: Johannesburg to Botswana Border

An early departure from your hotel in Johannesburg takes you north where we set up camp near the Botswana border. Lunch and Dinner

Day 2: Makgadikgadi Pans - Botswana

You travel north via Francistown to Nata. The pans are the remains of a gigantic ancient lake of 6 500 km² where the Okavango River used to flow. The sunset over the pans is unforgettable. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 3: Chobe River - Kasane

Camp is set up on the banks of the Chobe River, an area famous for its beautiful scenery, magnificent sunsets and abundance of wildlife and birdlife. You enjoy a game viewing cruise on the Chobe River. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Days 4 & 5: Livingstone/ Victoria Falls 'Mosi-oa-Tunya' - the smoke that thunders

You travel across the Zambian border to Livingstone from where you may view Victoria Falls - without doubt one of the greatest and most spectacular sights in Africa. Days are spent at leisure to browse the local markets, to experience the many optional activities on offer in the adrenalin capital of Africa including white water rafting, bungi jumping, microlighting/ airplane or helicopter over the Falls, rhino walks, elephant back safaris etc. and to visit the Falls (own expense). (All meals excluding 1 lunch and 1 dinner).

Day 6: Lower Zambezi - Zambia

Travelling through southern Zambia you set up camp on the banks of the Zambezi River at Kiambi Camp and enjoy the sunset from the deck overlooking the river. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 7 & 8: Zambezi Canoeing

You board your canoes for a 2-day excursion on the Zambezi River. Whilst paddling downstream with the gentle current of the river, you relax and enjoy the profound sense of peace and tranquillity. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 9: Luangwa River

You travel via the capital city of Lusaka and install your camp near the Luangwa River. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 10 & 11: South Luangwa National Park

The ecologically unspoilt South Luangwa National Park is undoubtedly one of the finest wildlife sanctuaries in Africa. The 9 050km2 park has Elephant, Hippo, Buffalo, and numerous species of Antelope and predators. The birdlife is a birdwatcher's delight. During the rainy season (December - March) the park may become inaccessible. The birdlife is a birdwatcher's delight. Optional night game drive (own expense) Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 12 & 13: Lake Malawi

The lake, with its crystal clear waters, sandy beaches and beautiful bays, is surrounded by high rugged peaks and mountains. You set up camp on the lakeshore, swim, suntan and relax for two days. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 14 & 15: Mount Mulanje - Malawi

An early start takes you to the impressive Mount Mulanje, which is one of the most impressive sights in Malawi. Unique forests of Mulanje cedar cover the slopes. You hike into the mountain, and return to your base camp in the late afternoon. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 16: Chicamba Area - Mozambique

You cross the Zambezi River at Tete and enter the scenic eastern highland mountains with their many scattered traditional African Villages. The evening is spent around the campfire enjoying the solitude of our bush camp. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 17 & 18: Vilanculos - Mozambique

You set up camp overlooking the azure waters of the Moçambique coast. Days are spent at leisure swimming, simply relaxing on the beach or enjoying one of the optional activities including snorkeling and diving (own expense). In the evenings you sample the local seafood cooked over an open fire.

Day 19 & 20: Morrongulu - Mozambique

Crossing the Tropic of Capricorn we travel south to Morrongulu. Our delightful campsite under the coconut palms near the wide deserted beaches, allows us to swim during the day in the warm blue waters of the Indian Ocean. From here it is possible to enjoy deep-sea fishing and scuba diving or snorkelling the colourful reefs off the coastline (own expense). Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 21: Casa Lisa - Mozambique

The colourful and vibrant local markets, the social and economic hub of life in the towns and villages, provide the visitor with an insight into the richness of local culture. Your camp at Casa Lisa is situated north of Maputo. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 22 & 23: Safari in Kruger National Park

You travel to the famous wildlife sanctuary of the Kruger National Park, one of the oldest game reserves in Africa, where you spend your time exploring on early morning and late afternoon game drives observing numerous species of animals and birds. You relax in camp during midday. Optional night game drive (own expense). Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 24: Johannesburg

After an early morning game drive you leave Kruger Park ending at +-16h00. Breakfast and Lunch.

Includes

  • Accommodation: 23 nights camping.
  • Meals: All meals when camping except 1 dinner in Victoria Falls/ Livingstone.
  • Group Size: 8 - 16 participants.
  • Canoeing: We canoe between 25-30km, for a period of 5-7 hours per day, including a lunch break. No previous canoeing experience is necessary however participants must be fit and in good health.
  • Sleeping Bag Hire: €33 - must be booked in advance.
  • Transfers: Transfer in Johannesburg (+-€50 p/p) may be pre-booked.
  • Important: This safari is recommended for healthy, active participants looking for an adventurous holiday.

Possible optional excursions (booked locally):

  • White-water rafting, microlighting, bungi jumping and abseiling at Victoria Falls/ Livingstone.
  • Dugout canoeing or fishing on Lake Malawi.
  • Scuba diving or snorkelling in Moçambique.
  • Night Game drives in South Luangwa or Kruger Park.

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