Kapstadt - Viktoriafälle - Johannesburg

24 Tage Überland-Campingsafari
von Kapstadt nach Johannesburg

Eine Reise, vier Länder Karte

Vom dynamischen Kapstadt zu den Wüsten von Namibia, den abgelegenen Nationalparks in Botswana bis zu den Vikoriafällen – ein Höhepunkt des südlichen Afrika reiht sich an den nächsten. Diese Reise der Kontraste bietet die Möglichkeit, den Orange River mit dem Kanu zu befahren, die mächtigen Sanddünen der Sossuvlei zu erklimmen, in einigen von Afrikas bekanntesten Wildparks auf Safari zu gehen und die spektakulären Viktoriafälle zu bewundern.

Highlights:

  • Wanderung auf den Tafelberg
  • Kapweinland
  • Kap der Guten Hoffnung
  • Kanufahrt auf dem Orange River
  • Fish River Canyon
  • Namibwüste
  • Die Dünen am Sossusvlei
  • Swakopmund
  • Etosha-Nationalpark
  • Die Caprivi-Region
  • Mokoro-Fahrt im Okavanko Delta
  • Chobe-Nationalpark
  • Viktoriafälle

Wichtige Informationen

Diese Reise beinhaltet einige Wanderungen. Die Mitnahme von Wanderschuhen und eines kleinen Rucksacks für Tagesverpflegung, Wasser etc. ist empfehlenswert.

Termine

Diese Tour startet jeden Samstag und Donnerstag in Kapstadt.

Preise und Leistungen

Preise:

Reisezeitraum Pro Person im
Doppelzimmer
Einzelzimmerzuschlag
2017 € 2.295,- Eine Übernachtung im Einzelzimmer ist nicht möglich.
Alleinreisende können ohne Aufpreis
ein halbes Doppelzimmer bzw. Doppelzelt buchen.

Eingeschlossene Leistungen:

  • Die Reise im Safaritruck von Kapstadt nach Johannesburg, mit allen Ausflügen und Aktivitäten wie im Programm beschrieben. Eintrittsgelder – wo nötig – eingeschlossen
  • Übernachtungen in den genannten Unterkünften. Unterbringung erfolgt in Doppelzimmern bzw. Doppelzelten
  • Verpflegung: 16 Tage Vollpension, vier Tage Halbpension, vier Tage nur Frühstück
  • Englischsprachige Reiseleitung durch einen ausgebildeten und registrierten Field Guide

Nicht eingeschlossen sind:

  • Anreise nach Kapstadt und Abreise von Johannesburg
  • Zusätzliche Mahlzeiten, Getränke und alle persönlichen Auslagen, z.B. Trinkgelder
  • Reiseversicherungen, über die wir mit der Teilnahmebestätigung ausführlich informieren

Reiseverlauf

Vorbemerkung: Die Reisegruppen sind international zusammengesetzt, Toursprache und Reiseleitung sind Englisch. Deshalb sind sowohl der Katalog als auch die hier aufgeführten Reiseverläufe in englischer Sprache abgefasst.

DAY 1 - 2: CAPE TOWN

We all meet at the DRIFTERS CAPE TOWN INN at 13h00 to spend the afternoon exploring and visiting the sights. We have one-and-a-half days here, in which time we will hike Table Mountain, visit Cape Point, the Waterfront, Hout Bay, the Stellenbosch winelands and numerous other sights. Our exact program will be dependent on the weather. Overnight at DRIFTERS INN on the beachfront for the two nights. (Lunches and both evening meals are for your own expense.)

Breakfast

DAY 3: WEST COST

We leave the Mother City behind us, and after a visit to Blouberg Strand for a last view of Table Mountain from across the bay, then travel north through the "Swartland" and then along the West Coast into Namaqualand. In the early spring this usually barren area comes to life with the blooming of numerous desert adapted flower species. We camp the night.

Breakfast / Dinner

DAY 4 - 5: ORANGE RIVER

Today we cross the border into Namibia, then travel the short distance to our base camp on the banks of the Orange River from where we begin our canoe adventure. Once we have packed all of our gear into our two man canoes, we set off into the wilderness. The Orange River creates an awesome spectacle, a green ribbon winding its way through the desert and towering mountains of the Richtersvelt National Park. We will spend one night camping on the banks, under the desert skies, and will then return to our base camp and vehicle to camp the next night in relative comfort.

Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

DAY 6: FISH RIVER CANYON

Today we head directly to the Fish River Canyon, the second largest of its kind in the world. After visiting the viewpoints and exploring the lip of the Canyon, we set up camp at Hobas.

Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

DAY 7 - 8: Namib Desert

Leaving the Canyon behind us, we continue north into the true Namib Desert, with its continually shifting barchan dunes and barren landscapes. The next two nights are spent at the DRIFTERS DESERT CAMP situated on our private game reserve. This camp is spectacularly situated against a rock outcrop between the stark mountains and the red dune-lands. During our stay here we will conduct guided walks and drives including a night drive within the reserve.

Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

DAY 9: SOSSUSVLEI - SWAKOPMUND

After an early start, we travel directly to the dune fields of Sossusvlei. T he last part of our journey to the dunes will be through the thick sand and for this we use an open 4 x 4 vehicle. After climbing the dunes for the spectacular view from the summit, we transfer by 4 x 4 back to our vehicle, and continue on to the seaside town of Swakopmund where we will spend two nights at the DRIFTERS SWAKOPMUND INN. Tonight we enjoy a restaurant meal (own expense).

Breakfast / Lunch

DAY 10 - SWAKOPMUND

The DRIFTERS INN provides the ideal location for exploring the town of Swakopmund with its beaches, markets, curio shops and huge variety of adventure options that include quad biking, sky diving, horse riding, dune boarding, and many more. The nightlife of Swakopmund is also worth experiencing.

Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

DAY 11: SPITSKOP

Today we head north up the Skeleton Coast to the seal colony of Cape Cross before venturing back inland to the impressive Spitskop where we camp wild amongst the boulders at the base of this massive rock outcrop.

Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

DAY 12: PALMWAG

Continuing through the desert, we move on to visit the Bushman rock engravings at Twyfelfontein, whereafter we cross the mountains into the wilderness to camp in the Palmwag region. We hope to see the rare desert elephants on this day.

Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

DAY 13 - 14: ETOSHA

For an incredible wildlife experience, today we enter the Etosha National Park, and after setting up camp at Okaukuejo, enjoy an extensive afternoon game drive. We return to camp to spend the evening game viewing at the floodlit waterhole. Continuing through the reserve, we game drive to Fort Namutoni to camp the night. One night we dine at a camp restaurant (own expense).

Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

DAY 15: CAPRIVI

Leaving the harsh desert landscapes behind us, we travel north to the lush Caprivi area. Tonight we will camp on the banks of the mighty Okavango River at Ngepi.

Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

DAY 16: MAUN

Crossing into Botswana today, we travel through the Kalahari to the frontier town of Maun. Relax for the afternoon at the swimming pool. Tonight we stay at the DRIFTERS MAUN CAMP.

Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

DAY 17: OKAVANGO DELTA

Today we head into the heart of the Okavango, either by light aircraft or by sandy track, depending on conditions. Once in the Delta we continue by Mekoro - the traditional dugout canoe to our remote camp. This is truly nature's wonderland and a huge variety of wildlife will be witnessed in its natural state. Tonight we camp wild on a remote island - fall asleep to the sounds of the wild. Clients will have the option of a Game Flight during these days.

Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

DAY 18: NATA

After a morning mekoro trip and short transfer, we leave this unspoiled wilderness and return to the DRIFTERS MAUN CAMP to freshen up before continuing through the Makgadikgadi salt pans to the oasis like the camp of Nata.

Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

DAY 19: KASANE - VICTORIA FALLS

Traveling north through the Chobe forest reserves, we head for the border town of Kasane from where we will venture into the renowned Chobe National Park in search of the large concentrations of animals that this area is known for. Late this afternoon we then cross the border and drive the short distance to the DRIFTERS VICTORIA FALLS INN where we spend the following nights in comfort.

Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

DAY 20: VICTORIA FALLS

This morning we awake to the "Adventure Capital of Africa" - Victoria Falls. We spend two nights here at the DRIFTERS VICTORIA FALLS INN, giving us ample time to explore the falls and to participate in the multitude of activities on offer, white water rafting, bunji jumping, aircraft flips etc. One night enjoy a braai and experience traditional dancing around the pool. (An evening's meal and both lunches will be at your own expense.)

Breakfast / Dinner

DAY 21: HWANGE

A leisurely start today, we returning to the wilderness, we travel the short distance to the magnificent Hwange National Park where we overnight in a remote camp on the Parks boundry.

Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

DAY 22: BULAWAYO - MATOBO

After and extensive open vehicle game drive in the Park searching for the many animal species theat occur here, we travel south, to the wide streets of Bulawayo, Zimbabwe's second largest city and then on to the Matobo. Camp the night in our bush camp situated amongst the precariously balancing boulders that this area is known for.

Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

DAY 23: MACHETE

This morning we enjoy a tour into the National Park to view the sights and game and where on foot we will track rhino through the bush. We then continue south, crossing the border into South Africa and to our bushcamp situated on a private game reserve within the Limpopo valley.

Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

DAY 24: JOHANNESBURG

This morning we conduct a short walk to view the magnificent bushman paintings surrounding our camp before making the journey to Johannesburg. We arrive at the DRIFTERS JOHANNESBURG INN in the late afternoon.

Breakfast

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Should it be necessary to avoid Zimbabwe for whatever reason, we will simply deviate to Botswana for this portion of the tour.

This tour covers a vast distance and is not for the faint-hearted. A valid passport is required. Seasonal malaria precautions are advised and are locally obtainable. All countries on this tour accept the Rand. During winter the temperature can drop very low at night clients should be prepared for this.

Our price includes transport, food, coffee, tea, fruit juice at breakfast, a professional guide, group equipment, accommodation, permits and park entry fees. Vic Falls Entry. The price does not include restaurant meals, tips, curios, visas, optional excursions and alcohol and soft drinks.

 

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