22 Day Northern Explorer Safari

Safari tour package:
A custom, tailor-made, private safari
Price per person*:
$2950
Includes internal flights:
No
Length of safari:
20+ days
Best months:
All year
Countries visited:
Parks visited:
Activity level:
Easy - Game drives, bush dinners
Safari type:
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*Prices are estimates and used as guidelines only. Please contact the tour operator for an exact quote.
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Experience an amazing African Safari which will take you from Cape Town to Victoria Falls! This camping safari is one of our most popular Safari tours.

A small group half-accommodated, semi-participation, safari from Cape Town to Victoria Falls through South Africa, Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe.

Highlights: Cape Town, Cedarberg, Orange River, Fish River Canyon, Sossusvlei, Sesriem, Swakopmund, Himba experience, Rock paintings in Brandberg and Twyfelfontein, Etosha National Park, Okavango Delta, Caprivi, Mahangu National Park, Chobe National Park, Victoria Falls.

MEALS: B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner

Day 1: Cape Town, South Africa                             

On arrival in Cape Town, you will be met and transferred to The Townhouse Hotel. You have the remainder of the day at leisure. This evening you will meet your guide and the rest of the group for your pre-departure meeting.

Accommodation:    The Townhouse Hotel or similar (rooms with en-suite bathrooms, bar and restaurant)
Meals:
Lunch:        For your own account
Dinner:    For your own account

Optional activities in Cape Town
Below is a list of some of the most popular optional activities on offer in Cape Town. Pre-booking is recommended to avoid disappointment. The rates are per person and are quoted in South African Rand. All activities are subject to availability and may require a minimum amount of passengers to operate.  Certain activities only operate at specific times of the year or certain days of the week. Please contact our reservation office for further information. Please contact our reservation office for further information. Should you wish to partake in an activity that is not listed below, we will gladly assist you with rates and reservations.

Full Day Cape Point Tour                             R 875.00
Cape Point with Hiking & Bicycles                R 690.00
Full Day Cape Winelands Tour                     R 875.00
Winelands with Bicycles                             R 690.00
Half Day City Tour                                      R 454.00
Township Tour                                           R 502.00
Shark Cage Diving                                     R 1,850.00
Whale Tour                                                R 875.00
Give Back Cultural Field Trip                      R 750.00
*Please note prices are subject to change


Day 2: Cape Town to Cedarberg Mountains, South Africa [BLD]

An early start takes us to the beach on the Atlantic Ocean to have a last look at Table Mountain across the bay. After lunch we head towards the Cedarberg Mountains, where we overnight in Clanwilliam, one of the ten oldest towns in the country. On arrival you can enjoy a local favourite of Rooibos tea tasting. Rooibos is indigenous to the Western Cape and has major nutritional and health benefits.

Distance:    230 km    Departure:  08h00

Accommodation:    Clanwilliam Lodge or similar (rooms with en-suite bathrooms, swimming pool, restaurant & bar)
Meals: 
Breakfast:    At The Townhouse Hotel or similar
Lunch:        Prepared by the guide
Dinner:    At Clanwilliam Lodge or similar


Day 3 & 4: Cedarberg to Orange River, Namibia [BLD], [BLD]

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. Later in the afternoon we will reach the Orange River, the natural border between South Africa and Namibia. The next day the only travelling is done in a canoe. Put your feet up and relax as the currents take you downstream the Orange River – mind the rapids though! 

Distance:    470 km    Departure:  07h00

Accommodation:    Felix Unite Camp Provenance or similar (chalets with en-suite bathrooms, swimming pool, bar)    
Meals:

Day 3
Breakfast:    At Clanwilliam Lodge or similar
Lunch:        Prepared by the guide
Dinner:    Prepared by the guide

Day 4
Breakfast:    At Felix Unite or similar
Lunch:        Lunch pack prepared by Felix Unite
Dinner:    Prepared by the guide


Day 5: Ai-Ais and Fish River Canyon, Namibia  [BLD]

Today we head to Ai-Ais, where we stop for lunch. Here thermal water rich in sulphates and fluorides and with a temperature of approx. 60°C gushes forth from the hot springs. In the Nama language, "Ai-Ais" means "burning water". We then proceed to our accommodation which is situated close to the Fish River Canyon, the second largest canyon on earth.  Later in the evening we take in another perfect African sunset with the magnificent views and scenery along the edge of the canyon.  


Distance:    220 km    Departure:  08h00

Accommodation:     Canyon Roadhouse Campsite or similar (tents, communal ablutions with hot water, swimming pool, 
bar & restaurant)
Meals
Breakfast:    At Felix Unite or similar
Lunch:        Prepared by the guide
Dinner:    Prepared by the guide


Day 6 & 7: Sossusvlei, Namibia [BLD], [BLD]

Moving inland we make our way towards the Namib Naukluft National Park. The next morning we need to wake up early to visit the world’s highest sand dunes at Sossusvlei and Deadvlei. These 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). We also stop to view the Sesriem Canyon, which was carved millions of years ago by the Tsauchab River.

Distance:    520 km    Departure:  07h00

Accommodation:     Sesriem Camp or similar (tents, communal ablutions with hot water)
Meals

Day 6
Breakfast:    Prepared by the guide
Lunch:    Prepared by the guide
Dinner:    Prepared by the guide

Day 7
Breakfast:    Prepared by the guide
Lunch:    Prepared by the guide
Dinner:    Prepared by the guide


Day 8 & 9: Namib Naukluft National Park to Swakopmund, Namibia [BL], [B]

The day is spent driving through the Namib Naukluft National Park on our way to Swakopmund. The Namib-Naukluft Desert is an ancient land with an ageless spirit. It is home to some of the rarest plant and animal species in the world and sightings of this flora and fauna on a Namibian safari are a must. The animals of this harsh landscape include the oryx, springbok and Hartmann’s Mountain Zebra. We arrive into the charming coastal town of Swakopmund, where you will have the opportunity to partake in a few of the many optional activities that are offered over the next two days. Alternatively just soak up the atmosphere of this little quaint German town and enjoy its beauty and beaches.

Distance:    350 km    Departure:  09h00

Accommodation:    Hotel A La Mer or similar (standard rooms with en-suite bathrooms)

Meals

Day 8
Breakfast:    Prepared by the guide
Lunch:        Prepared by the guide
Dinner:    For your own account

Day 9
Breakfast:    At Hotel A La Mer or similar
Lunch:        For your own account
Dinner:    For your own account


Optional activities in Swakopmund
Below is a list of some of the most popular optional activities on offer in Swakopmund. Pre-booking is recommended to avoid disappointment.  The rates are per person and are quoted in South African Rand. All activities are subject to availability and may require a minimum amount of passengers to operate. Certain activities only operate at specific times of the year.  Please contact our reservation office for further information. Should you wish to partake in an activity that is not listed below, we will gladly assist you with rates and reservations.

Quad biking (2 hour)                            R 600.00
Sand boarding lie-down                        R 300.00
Sand boarding standing up                   R 400.00
Living Desert Tour                               R 650.00
Tandem Sky Diving                             R 2250.00
Shore fishing                                       R 1400.00
Boat fishing                                        R 1250.00
Township Tour                                    R 450.00
Kayaking                                            R 650.00 
Dolphin, Seal & Whale Cruise               R 600.00 
Camel Rides (30 min)                          R 250.00             

*Please note prices are subject to change

 

Day 10:  Cape Cross Seal Colony and Brandberg, Namibia [BLD]

We follow the barren Atlantic Coast line on our way out of Swakopmund to visit Cape Cross - the largest breeding place of the Cape Fur Seals. Leaving the cold Atlantic coastline behind us, we then head inland across the desert plains for Brandberg, the highest mountain in Namibia. Either this afternoon or the next morning we take a walk to visit the “White Lady” one of the most famous rock paintings in the area.  The footpath to the site offers spectacular views over the plains of Damaraland.

Distance:    330 km    Departure:  08h00

Accommodation:    Brandberg White Lady Lodge Campsite or similar (tents, communal ablutions with hot water, swimming pool, bar & restaurant)


Meals
Breakfast:    At Hotel A La Mer or similar
Lunch:        Prepared by the guide
Dinner:    Prepared by the guide


Day 11: Twyfelfontein, Petrified Forest and Himba Village, Namibia [BLD]    

On our journey today we will stop to see ancient Bushmen paintings at Twyfelfontein as well as the Petrified Forest, the trees of which are estimated to be 250 million years old. Twyfelfontein was named a World Heritage site in 2007, the first in the country. Depending on the time of arrival we go and explore a traditional Himba village this afternoon or the next morning. This will be a journey of culture exchange, learning and understanding the ways of the last traditional tribe in Namibia, the Ova-Himba. 

Distance:    350 km    Departure:  07h00

Accommodation:      Oase Garni Guesthouse or similar (rooms with en-suite bathrooms, swimming pool, bar & restaurant)
Meals
Breakfast:    Prepared by the guide
Lunch:        Prepared by the guide
Dinner:    At Oase Garni Guesthouse or similar


Day 12: Kamanjab to Etosha National Park, Namibia [BLD]

After our cultural experience in Kamanjab, we head to Etosha National Park for three nights. Etosha Game Park was declared a National Park in 1907 and it is home to approx. 114 mammal species, 340 bird species, 110 reptile species, 16 amphibian species and, surprisingly, one species of fish. 

Distance:    280 km    Departure:  08h00

Accommodation:     Okaukuejo Campsite or similar (tents, communal ablutions with hot water, swimming pool, bar & restaurant)
Meals
Breakfast:    At Oase Garni Guesthouse or similar
Lunch:        Prepared by the guide
Dinner:    Prepared by the guide


Day 13 & 14: Etosha National Park, Namibia [BL], [BLD]    

We fill the next two days with game drives in the hopes of spotting some of the Big Four, as well as cheetah, giraffe, zebra and numerous different types of antelope the park has to offer. Our nights are spent at the flood lit waterholes encountering the parks various nocturnal animals as they come to drink.

Day 13
Distance:    100 km    Departure:  08h00

Accommodation:    Okaukuejo Campsite or similar (tents, communal ablutions with hot water, swimming pool, bar & restaurant)

Meals
Breakfast:        Prepared by the guide
Lunch:        Prepared by the guide
Dinner:    Dinner for own account

Day 14
Distance:    150 km    Departure:  08h00

Accommodation:    Namutoni Campsite or similar (tents, communal ablutions with hot water, swimming pool, bar & restaurant)
Meals
Breakfast:    Prepared by the guide
Lunch:        Prepared by the guide
Dinner:    Prepared by the guide


Day 15: Etosha to Kavango River, Namibia [BL]

Our journey continues east as we drive along the Caprivi Strip to the town of Rundu. We make our way to Kaisosi River Lodge and spend a relaxing afternoon at our lodge on the banks of the Kavango River. Optional activities such as a visit to the Mbanza Museum, a traditional cultural village and communal business for the local Kavango people, or a sunrise cruise are available. Alternatively just relax by the pool with a sundowner listening to the sounds of Mother Nature.

Distance:    435 km    Departure:  08h00

Accommodation:     Kaisosi River Lodge or similar (chalets with en-suite bathrooms, swimming pool, bar & restaurant)
Meals
Breakfast:    Prepared by the guide
Lunch:        Prepared by the guide
Dinner:    For your own account


Day 16 & 17: Kavango River to Okavango Delta, Botswana [BLD], [BLD]

We leave Namibia for Etsha 13, on the western border of the Okavango Delta in Botswana. Unlike other deltas, it flows into the Kalahari Desert without reaching the coast, which makes it unique. The next day is spent exploring the network of water pathways floating through thick vegetation in mokoros (traditional dugout canoes), discovering a variety of birds and wildlife. We stop at a secluded island to take a 1½ hour guided walk hoping to spot elephants, waterbuck or other animals living in this water filled paradise.

Distance:    380 km    Departure:  08h00

Accommodation:    Guma Lagoon Campsite or similar (tents, communal ablutions with hot water, bar area)
Meals

Day 16
Breakfast:    At Kaisosi River Lodge or similar
Lunch:        Prepared by the guide
Dinner:    Prepared by the guide

Day 17
Breakfast:    Prepared by the guide
Lunch:        Prepared by the guide
Dinner:    Prepared by the guide

Optional activities at Guma Lagoon

Pre-booking is recommended to avoid disappointment. The rates are per person and quoted in US Dollars. All activities are subject to availability and may require a minimum amount of passengers to operate. Certain activities only operate at specific times of the year. Please contact our reservation office for further information.

Scenic Helicopter Flight 25 Minute One Person         $ 525.00 per person
Scenic Helicopter Flight 25 Minute Two Persons        $ 263.00 per person
Scenic Helicopter Flight 25 Minute Three Persons        $ 175.00 per person

*Please note prices are subject to change


Day 18: Okavango Delta to Caprivi, Namibia [BLD]

Leaving Botswana, we drive up the Western border of the Okavango Delta before crossing back into Namibia and driving through the Caprivi to our camp on the banks of the Kwando River. Enroute to camp we will go on a game drive to the Mahangu National Park which is rich in fauna and flora. In the park you have the chance of spotting game such as sable and roan, elephants, hippos, buffalos, and many types of antelope. For bird watchers the Mahangu National Park offers more than 420 different bird species.

Distance:    385 km    Departure:  08h00

Accommodation:    Camp Kwando or similar (chalets with en-suite bathrooms, swimming pool, bar & restaurant)
Meals
Breakfast:    Prepared by the guide
Lunch:        Prepared by the guide
Dinner:    Prepared by the guide


Day 19 & 20: Chobe National Park, Botswana [BLD], [BLD]

The next morning we head along the Caprivi and cross the border back into Botswana to Kasane, the gateway to the Chobe National Park, which is the second largest national park in Botswana covering 10,566 km2. After settling in at our campsite, you will have the remainder of the day at leisure or to partake in optional activities.
The next day, we rise early for a morning game drive in the Chobe National Park, which has one of the greatest concentrations of elephant found on the African continent. In the afternoon we go on a cruise on the Chobe River, a truly unforgettable experience and one of the best ways to view the wildlife and the spectacular sunset. 

Distance:    260 km    Departure:  09h00

Accommodation:      Chobe Safari Lodge Campsite or similar (tents, communal ablutions with hot water, swimming pool, 
bar & restaurant)      
Meals

Day 19
Breakfast:    At Camp Kwando or similar
Lunch:        Prepared by the guide
Dinner:    Prepared by the guide 

Day 20
Breakfast:    Prepared by the guide 
Lunch:    Prepared by the guide
Dinner:    Prepared by the guide


Day 21: Chobe National Park to Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe  [BL]

Continuing our trip we leave Botswana and drive to Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. Your guide will take you on a tour of the mighty Victoria Falls, known by the local Kololo tribe as Mosi oa Tunya - “the smoke that thunders”. The rest of the day may be spent at leisure or partaking in one of the many activities on offer.

Distance:    90 km    Departure:  09h00

Accommodation:     Lokuthula Lodges or similar (rooms with en-suite bathrooms, swimming pool, bar & restaurant)
Meals
Breakfast:    Prepared by the guide
Lunch:    Lunch pack prepared by the guide
Dinner:    For your own account


Optional activities in Victoria Falls

Below is a list of some of the most popular optional activities on offer in Victoria Falls. Pre-booking is recommended to avoid disappointment.  The rates are per person and are quoted in US Dollars. All activities are subject to availability and may require a minimum amount of passengers to operate. Certain activities only operate at specific times of the year. Please contact our reservation office for further information.  Should you wish to partake in an activity that is not listed below, we will gladly assist you with rates and reservations.

15 Minute Helicopter Flight                              $ 172.50 (excl. levies)
22 Minute Helicopter Flight                              $ 270.00 (excl. levies)
Boma Dinner                                                  $ 65.00
Sunset Cruise                                                $ 57.50
Dinner Cruise                                                 $ 86.50
Bungi Jump                                                   $ 171.00
Canoeing (full day)                                         $ 172.50
Horse Back Safaris (novice)                            $ 92.00
Rafting (full day, low water)                             $ 172.50
Rafting (full day, high water)                            $ 161.00
Flying Fox (Cable Slide)                                  $ 48.50
Gorge Swing                                                  $ 109.00
Zip Line                                                         $ 79.00
Canopy Tour                                                  $ 60.50
Tram & Bridge Champagne Sunset Tour          $ 75.00
Moonlight Dinner Run (tram)                            $ 170.00

*Please note prices are subject to change


Day 22: End of tour [B]

Our safari ends after breakfast, when you will be transferred to Victoria Falls Airport. We hope to welcome you again one day on another of our African adventures. 

Meals
Breakfast:    At Lokuthula Lodges or similar

Listed below are hotels/lodges/resorts that the safari tour operator can accomodate for you.

  • The Townhouse Hotel or similar
  • Clanwilliam Lodge or similar
  • Felix Unite Camp Provenance or similar
  • Canyon Roadhouse Campsite or similar
  • Sesriem Camp or similar
  • Hotel A La Mer or similar
  • Brandberg White Lady Lodge Campsite or similar
  • Oase Garni Guesthouse or similar
  • Okaukuejo Campsite or similar
  • Namutoni Campsite or similar
  • Kaisosi River Lodge or similar
  • Guma Lagoon Campsite or similar
  • Camp Kwando or similar
  • Chobe Safari Lodge Campsite or similar
  • Lokuthula Lodges or similar

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Since: Mar 2013

Parks you will visit

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Animals you will see

African buffalo
African buffalo
African caracal
African caracal
Baboon
Baboon
Bat-eared fox
Bat-eared fox
Rhinoceros
Rhinoceros
Dik dik
Dik dik
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Activities you can do

Horseback riding
Horseback riding
Bird watching
Bird watching
Boating / canoeing
Boating / canoeing
Bush walks
Bush walks
Cultural / Tribal visits
Cultural / Tribal visits
Fishing
Fishing
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