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(4/11) Trip from Cape Town to Victoria Falls.  South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, South Africa 20 days
hotels, lodges, tents

It is a trip for experienced and tenacious travelers unsaturated nature. Vehicle with excellent photographic visibility. With an adventure at every turn and plenty of experience. Breakfasts are at places we stay, (* optional in tents two meals a day included) dinner (at own cost from $ 20) eat in local restaurants trying local dishes or prepare ourselves with the help of guide, there is all necessary kitchen equipment in a vehicle. Keeping away from civilization, we visit the city only after the supplies. To trip was a success we expect from your understanding and active participation in events

Day 1
Flight to Cape Town
Day 2 (850km)
Arrival to Cape Town – Mother City, welcome by a representative of African Discovery (landing time must be before 09H00), drive to the north through wine region. Passing through semi-desert Namaqualand. We visit one of the families of the Nama tribe, the first inhabitants of the south-eastern Africa, nomads who live in houses made of grass mats. After crossing the border with Namibia (824.290 km square, 2 million people), traveling to Godwana Canyon and Fish River Canyon, the second largest canyon in the world. Preparing for the first meal in Namibia (under the watchful eye of our guide) – time for awakening dormant culinary skills in all of us. Overnight in lodge. (* Tents – dinner)
Day 3 (490km)
From the morning we visit the Fish River Canyon – 180 km long, walk around the piers will leave unforgettable memories. We visit the only entrance to the Canyon, where in June and July brave groups of tourists go on a six days (90km) journey of life. Proceeding through Tiras Mountains region, natural border of the Namib desert, we spend about 3 hours in the off-road vehicle, admiring the charming views. Looking out for antelope Klip Springer, we collect pieces of ancient tools left by the Bushmen. Photographing weird tree with hundreds of birds' nests, Litops – plants that look like rocks and trees, named “Bushman happiness”. We absorb the knowledge of desert plants from local residents. Visiting Duwisib Castle which was built by a German aristocrat during the Deutsche Süd West, now a national monument. Overnight in lodge. (Breakfast) (* tent – breakfast and dinner)  
Day 4 (339km)
Today we're going to Sesriem, where we will find highest in the world, ever-changing shapes red sand dunes. 5 km walk in one direction (at an extra charge for a lazy $ 15 special vehicles crossing the desert) to Sossusvlei and Deadvlei. Visit the fossilized trees and the dried out desert lake that every few years becomes the vibrant turquoise waterhole. The highest red sand dune in the world. At sunset we will go to one of the dunes overlooking the falling asleep desert. Overnight in lodge in Sesriem. (Breakfast) (* tent – breakfast and dinner)  
Day 5 (405km)
An early morning trip to the dunes to catch the sunrise. On the way back we visit the Sesriem Canyon. Depending on the season we can go for a walk in the canyon, which in the rainy season storms teeming with life. Then we head towards Swakopmund. Along the way we stop in Solitare, where we'll try the best in the country cider and apple strudel. Short stop at the Kuiseb Kanyon. Overnight in Swakopmund. (Breakfast)  
Day 6
Day off in Swakopmund, a seaside resort. Optionally we visit a place where there are flamingos and pelicans. Another option – driving on dunes on quad motor bikes (2h – 50USD), or renting a boat sea cruise in search of seals, dolphins and whales or on a flying over the Skeleton Coast (2hr and 15min –300USD). Overnight in hotel. (Breakfast)   
Day 7 (351km)
Leaving Swakopmund. Heading north on the salt highway. We stop at the world’s famous beach with colony of thousands of seals. It is a place where every year hundreds of young seals were clubbed to death to get their skins to produce fur. We visit Cape Cross, built by the European conquerors of the African continent. Then we visit the mysterious Twyfelontein drawings and sculptures left by the first inhabitants of the African continent – Bushmen. Overnight in lodge in Twyfelontein. (Breakfast) (* tent – breakfast and dinner)  
Day 8 (221km)
Short drive to Kamanjab. On the way we look for the desert elephants and visit a place where there is a petrified forest with the oldest (1500 years old) the desert flowers – welwitschia. In the afternoon we visit the Himba village, we learn the habits of this interesting tribe, whose women use water only for drinking. Overnight in lodge. (Breakfast) (* tent – breakfast and dinner)  
Day 9 (184km)
Drive to Etosha National Park, an afternoon game drive, will allow us to see the animals and birds in the region. Evenings and in the night by cleverly located water hole experience close contact with local animals. Overnight at the lodge in Okaukuejo – Etosha (breakfast) (* tent – breakfast and dinner)  
Day 10 (560km)
Morning photo safari at Etosha. The only water hole in this part of Namibia, will allow us to enjoy the view of the countless herds of animals gathering around a few small ponds. From Etosha we head to the most northern parts of Namibia, the Caprivi Strip after crossing the river we reach Okovango. Spend the evening and overnight at the lodge on the banks of the river where on other side you can see Angola. Views and sounds of Africa will help us to recharge emotional batteries. Overnight in lodge in Rundu. (Breakfast) (* tent – breakfast and dinner)  
Day 11 + 12 (306km)
We leave Namibia, entering into Botswana, passing Mahango Park observing animals in this region. Pitched camp on the island in the Okavango Delta. On the second day – all day trip in the Okavango Delta, we spend several hours floating on the boats – Mokoro. For several hours safari on foot around the island in the Okovango Delta. Overnight in tents. (Breakfast and dinner)
Day 13 (502km)
Back to Namibia and continue crossing the Caprivi Strip, ending in Kasane-Botswana. In the afternoon 3-hours trip on motor boats on the Chobe River. Chance to see buffalo, elephants, hippos, crocodiles and African fish eagle – it is the best water safari in Africa. Overnight at the lodge in Kasane. (Breakfast)
Day 14 + 15 (85km)
A short drive from Kasane to Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. In the afternoon visit to Victoria Falls on the Zimbabwean and Zambian sides. We spend a romantic evening cruising on motorboat on the Zambezi River tasting local liquors on board. The second day,(optional) for those in need of adrenaline – white water rafting ($ 130), or flight on helicopter ($ 130) over Victoria Falls, or walk with the lions ($ 130), or an elephant safari ($ 130), or spend time shopping for an African products at the local marketplace, or take a walk to the biggest baobab tree in the neighborhood. Overnight in Victoria Falls. (Breakfast) (* tent – breakfast and dinner)  
Day 16 (378km)
After breakfast drive to Bulowayo second largest city in Zimbabwe, a short tour of the city. Spend an afternoon in the Matopos Park. We visit caves with paintings of the Bushmen, Matopos Hills View of the World, a place of burial of Cecil John Rhodes – richest resident in Africa. Overnight in the bungalows in the park in one of the camps, where at sunset we will fry some of the best steaks. (Breakfast)
Day 17 (337km)
After breakfast, crossing the gold-bearing areas we go to Masvingo. We visit the ruins of Great Zimbabwe African riddle – city from the eleventh century, the largest stone structure south of the Sahara. Overnight in bungalows or hotel. (Breakfast) (* tent – breakfast and dinner)  
Day 18 (338km)
After breakfast we move to the south, after crossing the border with South Africa, journey through the Tropic of Capricorn, we pass forests of baobabs. The evening we spend in Tshipise, in pools of hot mineral spring water. Overnight in the bungalows, swimming pools with mineral hot water. (Breakfast)
Day 19 (653km)
After breakfast, drive through the acacia forests, with aloe and other Southern Africa vegetation to Johannesburg Airport. After checking in a flight to Europe.
Day 20
Landing in the country and end of the trip
PRICE INCLUDES: accommodation according to program. Meals mentioned in the program. Transportation - a special overland truck, adapted to the comforts of tourists. Services of tour guide/ driver in South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe and Zambia.
PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE: flights, entrances (U.S. $ 490) and optional activities, visas, Zimbabwe $ 45 (border), Zambia $ 70 (border), insurance, tips.
Payments accepted only in U.S. dollars printed after 2004
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
To maintain the freshness of food in the African heat the vehicle is equipped with a refrigerator. Spacious seating, and two tables, luggage racks above the heads, lockable safes allow the safe storage of documents and money. Sound system for fun. In the vehicle there is a bookcase with many books for travelers. Exhausted batteries and necessary photographic equipment can be recharged on board.
Camping
During our trip a few nights we have in lodges, but an adventure that provides memorable experience begins in tents under the open sky of Africa. Camps are selected for best atmosphere, sanitation and location. Our tents are designed and built by a South African company with years of experience, will protect us against insects. Sleeping in tents will help us to experience the thrill of camping among the wildlife. Evenings usually end up feasting around a burning fire, accompanied by full of adventures story of a day.
Stove
The vehicle is equipped with: gas cylinder, a refrigerator with a capacity of 200 liters, grill, food storage containers, water tank of 200 liters capacity, mini-fridge is inside the cab on a cold drinks, equipment for food preparation and washing dishes. Cutlery, cups, glasses, canvas roof to protect from sun and rain during the preparation and consumption.
ROUTES ...
Each day starts too early (as tourists say) approx. at 7 am and after breakfast at around 8 am program begins. To arrive on time to the next point, we need your cooperation, just remember, it is so little time and so many things to see ...
Your participation
While most of the work performed by expedition guide and driver, your participation and help  will be appreciated. Assembling and disassembling of the tents are done by participants, but who was never a scout, our friendly driver/guide is always ready to help you.
Meals
In the tents expedition price includes 2 meals a day (unless the day program stipulates otherwise.) We suggest you to try some of the imaginative regional cuisine, as well as favorite hits.
Accommodation
Besides lodges will stay in tents for 2 persons with a height 1.9 m and a width of 2.4 x 2.4 m. We sleep in our own sleeping bags, but the expandable beds specially designed for this kind of expeditions are supplied by us. Sleeping bag with a tolerance of not more than 8 – 20 ˚ C is sufficient, but in the months of June, July and August sleeping bag with tolerance -4 – 20˚ C will be handy. Camps are equipped with sanitary facilities such as toilets, showers with hot water and swimming pools.
Visas and passports
Visas to countries such as Namibia need to be dealt with by the traveler, while for other countries (Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia), visas will be obtained at the crossing points for the fee specified in the program. The passport must have a min. 5 empty pages for visas, and should be valid min. for 6 months from the planned date of return from Africa.
What to bring?
First of all, your desire and a flexible attitude - remember this is Africa, "Hakuna Matata". Main luggage should not exceed 20 kg. Hand luggage should be small enough to fit in compartment above the seat on the plane. We advise you to carefully mark your luggage, large and small (handheld), sleeping bag (most nights we are in tents, and nights in Africa are sometimes cool, especially at high altitude), flashlight, rain coat, long pants, shorts, a few T-shirts, swimsuit, comfortable shoes, sandals, shower flippers, camera, binoculars, memory cards, sun protection lotion at least No 16 against sunburn, sun-hat, mosquito spay, sunglasses, personal medication + bandages, scissors, toiletries. If you have forgotten anything please report to the local guide on arrival, you can buy everything.

 
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