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Travel Idea Including
Experience an African Safari which will take you from Cape Town to Victoria Falls, this camping safari is one of our most popular Safari tours.
Trip Code: 426
- Departure Dates & Extras
The Northern Experience is a camping safari through four countries: South Africa, Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe. Just to mention a few of the highlights that are waiting for you: Cape Town, Cedarberg, Orange River, Fish River Canyon, Sossusvlei, Sesriem, Swakopmund, Etosha, Okavango Delta, Western Caprivi, Chobe National Park, Victoria Falls.
This is our most popular safari, and the best way to see the most spectacular features of Southern Africa. Enjoy the scenery, wildlife, culture and natural beauty that cannot be compared. This entire region is magical, and unlike any other part of the world!
Cape Town, Cedarberg, Orange River, Fish River Canyon, Sossusvlei, Sesriem, Swakopmund, Himba Experience, Etosha National Park, Okavango Delta, Western Caprivi, Mudumo National Park, Chobe National Park, Victoria Falls.
Group Size: maximum 10 people
Type of Safari: Semi-participation camping safari
Accommodation: During 17 nights of your safari, you will be staying on designated campsites either within a National Park, on the banks of a river, or other places of interest. All campsites have shared ablution facilities with showers, flushing toilets and running water (unless otherwise specified in the detailed itinerary). Jenman African Safaris tries to avoid crowded campsites and brings you to secluded spots, often supported by the local community. We make use of spacious 3-person dome tents, allowing two per tent. In addition, we provide 5 cm thick sleeping mattresses.
4 nights of your safari will be spent in mid-range fixed accommodation.
Tour Fare 2011
USD 2499 / EUR 1785 with a local payment of ZAR 2000
Single Supplement: USD 160 / EUR 115
Includes: Use of full camping equipment (except sleeping bags), breakfast x 21, lunch x 18, dinner x 14, coffee/tea with the meals, transport on the tour, 4 nights in chalets and 17 nights camping, activities as per itinerary, game drives as per itinerary
Excludes: Travel insurance, flights, pre and post tour accommodation, optional activities, all drinks, tips and curios, all personal expenses.
Tailor-Made Travel: This safari runs on scheduled dates throughout the year. We can tailor-make a private safari to meet your departure date, time period, group size and budget. Contact the office for further information.
Day 1: Cape Town, South Africa
Arrival in Cape Town. You have the remainder of the day at leisure.
Day 2: Cape Town to Cedarberg Mountains, South Africa
An early start from the Lady Hamilton Hotel takes us to the beach on the Atlantic Ocean to have a last look at Table Mountain across the bay. After lunch we head for Citrusdal in the Cedarberg Mountains. Citrusdal is a bustling rural village set amongst lush green citrus orchards. [BLD]
Day 3: West Coast of South Africa to Orange River, South Africa
Travelling up the West Coast, we pass through some magnificent mountain ranges on our way to the Orange River. If you are travelling in spring you will see the spectacular carpets of wildflowers in the famous Namaqualand region. [BLD]
Day 4: Canoeing on the Orange River, Namibia
The only travelling today is done in a canoe. Put your feet up and relax as the currents take you downstream - mind the rapids though! [BLD]
Day 5: Fish River Canyon, Namibia
Today we head off to Canon Road House close to the Fish River Canyon. Later in the evening we take in another perfect African sunset with the magnificent views and scenery along the edge of the Canyon. [BLD]
Day 6: Sossusvlei, Namibia
Moving inland we make our way to Sesriem, the gateway to the world?s highest sand dunes at Sossusvlei. [BLD]
Day 7: Sesriem and Sossusvlei, Namibia
We visit the world's highest sand dunes at Sossusvlei. A drive into the dunes is also available (optional cost of R120pp transfer from 2x4 parking to Sossusvlei/Dead vlei parking area). At sunset these red sand dunes, which can reach heights of over 300 m, are absolutely spectacular and provide for a fantastic photo opportunity. With luck, there may even be water in the vlei (lake). [BLD]
Day 8: Namib Naukluft National Park & Kuiseb Canyon to Swakopmund, Namibia
The day is spent driving through the Namib Naukluft National Park and the Kuiseb Canyon on our way to Swakopmund. [BL]
Day 9: Swakopmund, Namibia
We have the opportunity to explore this quaint German town by day and night. There are a number of activities to enjoy here; sand boarding, quad biking, skydiving and even fishing. You may even dare to brave the Atlantic sea. [BL]
Day 10: Cape Cross Seal Colony and Brandberg, Namibia
We follow the barren Atlantic Coast line on our way out of Swakopmund to visit Africa's largest seal colony after lunch. Leaving the cold Atlantic coastline behind we head inland across the desert planes for Brandberg, the highest mountain in Namibia. Either this afternoon or the next morning we walk up a valley on Brandberg and visit the famous 'White Lady' rock painting. [BLD]
Day 11: Twyfelfontein, Petrified Forest and Himba Village, Namibia
An early morning start takes us from Brandberg to our first stops at Twyfelfontein and Petrified Forest. Our final destination for the day will be Kamanjab. Depending on the time of arrival we go and explore a traditional Himba Village that afternoon or the next morning. This will be a journey of culture exchange and learning and understanding of our last traditional tribe in Namibia, the Ova-Himba. [BLD]
Day 12: From Kamanjab to Etosha National Park, Namibia
After our cultural experience in Kamanjab, we head to the land of the big five - Etosha National Park Lunch is eaten close to the small German town of Outjo where we relax and have the opportunity to visit an Internet cafe. Our final destination for the day is Etosha. As the sunsets and late into the night the group has the opportunity to watch animals drink at floodlit waterholes. [BLD]
Day 13-14: Etosha National Park, Namibia
We fill the next 2 days with game drives, including evening game viewing at floodlit waterholes. In the mornings we have the opportunity to take game drive at sunrise. At all three camps, Namutoni, Okaukuejo and Halali you can take a swim in the swimming pool or as the sunsets and late into the night the group can watch animals drink at the floodlit waterhole. [BLD, BLD]
Day 15-16: Etosha to Kavango River, Namibia
Leaving Etosha we head to Rundu and onto N'Kwazi River Camp, which is on the banks of the Kavango River over looking Angola. A sunset cruise, horse riding, traditional dancing in the evening as well as visiting a local village are optional or you can just put your feet up and relax on the banks of the river as the sunsets. [BL, BL]
Day 17 & 18: Kavango River to Okavango Delta, Botswana
We leave Namibia for Etsha 13, on the western border of the Okavango Delta in Botswana. We will be transferred to our camp in the Delta. The next day is spent exploring the network of water pathways through thick vegetation in mokoros (traditional dugout canoes). The Delta is a well-preserved gem of Africa with a vast oasis of crystal clear lakelets, lagoons and palm-fringed islands. On our last evening in the Delta we feast with a braai (barbeque). [BLD, BLD]
Day 19: Eastern Caprivi, Namibia
Leaving Botswana, we drive up the Western border of the Okavango Delta before crossing over into Namibia and driving through the Caprivi to our camp on the banks of the Kwando River. In the afternoon you will go on a game drive to the Mudumo National Park. In contrast to the rest of Namibia, the area is lush with riverine forest, marshes, dense savannah and mopane woodland.
Day 20: Chobe National Park, Botswana
The next morning we depart from Camp Kwando, head along the Caprivi and cross the border back into Botswana to drive through Chobe National Park to our camp on the Chobe River. In the afternoon you will go on a sunset cruise along the banks on the Chobe National Park. We spend the night camping on the banks of the Chobe River listening to the calls of Africa. [BLD]
Day 21: Chobe National Park to Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
A mid morning departure takes you from Chobe to Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. In the afternoon we explore the Victoria Falls on a guided tour. The tour finishes at Lokuthula Lodges in the afternoon. [B]
Day 22: End of tour
The tour ends after breakfast this morning. We can arrange an airport transfer on request (own expense). We hope to welcome you on one of our African adventures soon. [B]
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Prices based on per person, twin/double share, unless otherwise noted, and pre-set group minimum numbers. Prices & itineraries are correct at the time of printing. Itineraries & prices may change due to currency fluctuations, local conditions or events outside the control of A.I and her local operators. Please see our booking terms & conditions for full details.