19 Day Desert Tracker

Explore the beauty & wildlife of Botswana, Namibia, South Africa & Zambia in 19 days of Desert Tracker.

Countries visited in 19 days Desert Tracker:

  • Botswana
  • Namibia
  • South Africa
  • Zambia

Highlights Of Desert Tracker :

  • Township Tour Cape Town, South Africa
  • Fish River Canyon, Namibia
  • Namib Naukluft Park, Namibia
  • Swakopmund, Namibia
  • Etosha National Park, Namibia
  • Spitzkoppe, Namibia
  • Otjitotongwe Cheetah Park
  • Windhoek, Namibia
  • Okavango Delta, Botswana
  • Chobe National Park, Botswana
  • Victoria Falls National Park

Tour Price: R23 750.00
Local Payment: $375.00

Accomodation:
Camping in 2-person dome tents

Approximate Itinerary of 19 Days Desert Tracker:

Day 1 – 3
Cape Town – Western Cape – Gariep (Orange) River – Fish River Canyon
We begin our tour with a fascinating tour of Cape Town’s townships and a traditional lunch before travelling north through the citrus area of the Western Cape to semi-desert of Namaqualand and our camp on the banks of the Gariep (Orange) River. Crossing into Namibia, our first stop in the country is at the dramatic Fish River Canyon – in some places 500m deep and over 160km long, this almost rivals the Grand Canyon for its breathtaking views.

Day 4- 7
Namib Naukluft National Park – Solitaire – Swakopmund
Continuing north, travelling through some very barren but extremely scenic areas, we arrive at the Namib Naukluft Park. The Namib is the world’s oldest desert and home to the world’s highest sand dunes (up to 300m). We climb to the top for a panoramic view of sunrise over the vast sea of sand. We continue to Solitaire then on to Swakopmund, a coastal resort town sandwiched between the desert and the ocean. Relax in one of the town’s many cafes or enjoy one of the thrilling adventure sports on offer, from deep sea fishing to skydiving and sand-boarding!

Day 8-12
Spitzkoppe – Cheetah Park – Etosha National Park – Windhoek
Turning inland, we travel into Damaraland to the eerie and spectacular Spitzkoppe. We continue onto the Otjitotongwe Cheetah Park for a night before entering Etosha National Park, a reserve of over 20,000 sq. km surrounding a central salt pan, which features 114 mammal and 340 bird species. We take morning and afternoon game drives and camp for two nights near floodlit waterholes for some exciting night viewing. We continue to Windhoek, Namibia’s pleasant capital city, before heading to Botswana

Day 13 – 15
Ghanzi -Maun – Okavango Delta
We skirt the northern reaches of the Kalahari Desert and join local Bushmen for a desert walk before continuing to Maun, gateway to the Okavango Delta. Here we explore amongst the giant lily pads, tall grasses and labyrinthine channels in search of hippo, crocodile and a variety of birds. We travel on foot and by mokoro (dugout canoe) and stay at our tented camp for a night on one of the river islands. The Okavango is a very unspoilt area and spending time out amidst the wilderness and the rivers listening to sounds of the African night is an unforgettable experience!

Day 16 – 19
Gweta – Chobe National Park – Victoria Falls
We turn towards the northern corner of Botswana, stopping at Gweta and Planet Boabab en route. Chobe National Park is home to some of the largest elephant populations anywhere in Africa as well as lion and abundant birdlife. We take an afternoon Fish Eagle Cruise in search of elephant and hippo. From Chobe, we cross into Zambia and drive to our relaxing riverside camp in Livingstone. Why not try one of the many optional activities around Victoria Falls, including white water rafting, canoeing, bungy jumping, elephant back safaris, horse riding or a scenic flight over the Falls to name but a few. We also visit the ‘Falls’ themselves.
The tour ends after breakfast on day 19.

NB For the sake of practicality, meals in the Livingstone/Victoria Falls area are restricted to breakfasts. This allows you to take on half day or full day activities (some of which include lunch) without having to be back with the group at mealtimes. The Waterfront camp restaurant overlooks the Zambezi River and offers a good selection of reasonably priced meals and snacks throughout the day (allow US$15 -$30 per meal). Relax and enjoy these few days at your own leisure. Alternatively, take a taxi into Livingstone to try local fare.

* This tour also runs in the opposite direction from Livingstone to Cape Town, the itinerary and the tour price may differ slightly. 19 Day South West Safari

Details

Length19
Accomodation16 nights camping , 3 nights shared dorm
Start PointCape Town
End PointLivingstone
Meals18x Breakfast, 14x Lunches and 14x Dinners
PriceR23 750 / Local Payment: US$375