Southern Africa by Intrepid Travel

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southern africa desert and delta basix plus local payment us$590 physical culture shock 19 days cape town to livingstone itinerary days 1-2 orange river sitting between the atlantic ocean and table mountain cape town is a picturesque starting point for the adventure ahead take a cultural tour of one of the city s townships and enjoy a traditional lunch before heading off into the wilds of africa stop for a night by the wide waters of the orange river day 3 fish river canyon the first stop in namibia is one of the natural wonders of africa the fish river canyon at 500 m deep and 160 km long this is the largest canyon in africa and one of the largest in the world the photographic opportunities here are endless days 4-5 namibnaukluft national park further north travel into the desert at the namib-naukluft national park the oldest desert on earth and home to soaring 300 m high sand dunes at sossusvlei scramble to the top of sand peaks for dramatic sunrise views across a vast sea of sand days 6-8 swakopmund sandwiched between the ocean and desert there are a number of optional activities available in swakopmund such as quad-biking sand-boarding and scenic flights we continue up the atlantic coast and visit the cape cross seal colony home to 80,000 seals days 9-12 etosha national park/windhoek go on safari in etosha national park camping at night by the park s floodlit waterholes a chance to spot nocturnal wildlife from etosha travel south to windhoek namibia s german-inspired capital for a taste of germany in africa head out to one of the taverns days 13-15 okavango delta cross the fringe of the kalahari desert to the okavango delta explore the stunning scenery on foot or mokoro dugout canoe among the lily padded waterways and tall grasses perhaps catch a glimpse of hippo crocodiles or abundant birdlife fall asleep on an island campsite to the sounds of the african bush days 16-19 chobe national park/livingstone skirt the makgadigadi pans en route to chobe national park home to some of the largest populations of elephant in africa take a game drive and cruise along the river to spot the majestic fish-eagles finish this amazing adventure in livingstone gateway to victoria falls darrell wade founder i did the last half of this trip in june and desperately want to do the first half next year the great wildlife open spaces and relatively small distances make for great travelling · climb a giant sand dune in namibia s desert · get back to nature in a dugout canoe in the okavango delta · witness the spectacular victoria falls · spend a night wildlife spotting in etosha the insight of local guides helpfulness of the intrepid company chance to meet other travellers and ease of travelling made for an off-the-track experience that was second-to-none debra suppes intrepid traveller above namib desert namibia stephen fallows below a pride of lions jo manifold accommodation participation camping 18 nts transport overland truck boat mokoro dugout canoe walking group size max 24 meals 18 breakfasts 17 lunches 15 dinners budget allow us$60 for meals not included departs selected sat 2007 start 13 jan 27 jan 10 feb 24 feb 10 mar 24 mar 07 apr 21 apr finish 31 jan 14 feb 28 feb 14 mar 28 mar 11 apr 25 apr 09 may 05 may 19 may 02 jun 16 jun 30 jun 14 jul 28 jul 11 aug 25 aug 23 may 06 jun 20 jun 04 jul 18 jul 01 aug 15 aug 29 aug 12 sep 08 sep 22 sep 06 oct 20 oct 03 nov 17 nov 01 dec 15 dec 29 dec 26 sep 10 oct 24 oct 07 nov 21 nov 05 dec 19 dec 02 jan 16 jan 2008 12 jan 26 jan 09 feb 23 feb 08 mar 30 jan 13 feb 27 feb 12 mar 26 mar trip code urf 30