Here you can find the day-to-day description for Southern Africa over 3 weeks.
Any extensions for this tour can be found at the bottom of this page.
|1||Cape Town||Cape Town|
|2||Cape Town||Cape Town|
|3||Truck||Cape Town - Orange River||Orange River|
|4||Truck||Orange River - Fish River Canyon||Fish River Canyon|
|5||Truck||Fish River Canyon - Sesriem||Sesriem|
|6||Truck||Sesriem - Swakopmund||Swakopmund|
|8||Truck||Swakopmund - Kamanjab||Kamanjab|
|9||Truck||Kamanjab - Etosha||Etosha National Park|
|10||Etosha National Park||Etosha National Park|
|11||Truck||Etosha - Bagani||Bagani|
|12||Boat||Bagani - Okavango Delta||Okavango Delta|
|13||Okavango Delta||Okavango Delta|
|14||Boat, Truck||Okavango Delta - Kongola||Kongola|
|15||Truck||Kongola - Kasane (Chobe NP)||Kasane|
|16||Truck||Kasane - Victoria Falls||Victoria Falls|
|17||Truck||Victoria Falls||Victoria Falls|
|18||Truck||Victoria Falls – Bulawayo||Bulawayo|
|19||Truck||Bulawayo – Thsipise||Thsipise|
|20||Truck||Thsipise – Pretoria||Pretoria|
|21||Pretoria||End of tour|
Today you drive through the foothills of the Skeleton Coast Reserve. Along the way it is possible to see elephants and giraffes and beautifully dressed Herero women with their wares on the side of the road.
Today you visit the Himba, a very fine people, both in appearance and the way they live. They are concentrated mainly in the region in the northwest Kaokoveld and count only about 12,000 members. Each family has several huts made from branches, mud and dung. The cabins are spread over a large area. Himba are semi-nomadic and they go in search of pastures with their herds of sheep, cattle and goats on the largely desert steppe.
The remarkable Himba, have reddish-brown colour skin, hair and clothing (often only a goatskin skirt). This red colour is a mix of earth, herbs, bark and fat and acts as protection against the desert climate. Men, women and children wear necklaces, arm, hip and ankle straps made of shells and metal beads.
It is possible that you may stay at two different sites. In that case you travel on day 11 to the second camp. In high season it can mean overnighting in a campsite outside the park. All game drives are still conducted according to the program.
You will stay in a 'tented camp' where the tents are equipped with folding beds. Sanitary facilities are shared. Enjoy the nightly animal noises!
The campsite is on the banks of the Kwando River, which you reach in about 15 minutes by boat. You can opt to use the facilities of the associated lodge. Enjoy sitting around the campfire in the evening with the sound of grunting hippos in the background. Bird lovers will find this place a paradise and if time permits you may take a bespoke birdwatching tour.