Umkulu Adventures

21-Day Cape Town to Victoria Falls

Pre-departure meeting:
Meeting point: Tuesdays @ 17:00 at Planet Africa, 17 Kei Apple Road, Sea Point. Departure time the following morning, Wednesday, is at 11:00 am, please be there at 10:00 am. to check in.

Day 1: Namaqualand
We leave Cape Town, heading northwards into the heart of Namaqualand, where we will spend our first night studying the night skies of the southern hemisphere.
Distance Traveled: 360km Approximate Time Traveled: 4 ½ hours
Meals included: Dinner
Accommodation: Tent-style accommodation at campsite with ablution facilities.

Day 2 & 3: Orange River
We continue towards the Namibian border, where we spend the next two nights at our camp on the banks of South Africa’s longest river, the Gariep River (Orange River). Here you can take part in an optional day of rafting, ending the day watching the sunset over South Africa’s only mountainous desert reserve, the Richtersveld.
OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES: Orange River Rafting
Distance Traveled: 430km Approximate Time Traveled: 4 ½ hours
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Tent-style accommodation at campsite with ablution facilities.

Day 4: Fish River Canyon
After breakfast we leave the tranquillity of the riverbank, enter Namibia and head for the spectacular Fish River Canyon; the second largest in the world. We stop off at Ai-Ais for lunch and a swim in the hot springs (winter months) before heading for our campsite at Hobas and a spectacular sunset.
Distance Traveled: 230km Approximate Time Traveled: 3 ½ hours
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Tent-style accommodation at campsite with ablution facilities.

Day 5: Sesriem/ Namib Naukluft Park
From the Fish River Canyon, we make our way to Sesriem on the eastern edge of the oldest desert in the world, the Namib, our base camp for the night.
Distance Traveled: 520km Approximate Time Traveled: 9 ½ hours
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Tent-style accommodation at campsite with ablution facilities.

Day 6: Sossusvlei / Bush Camp
Undoubtedly one of the highlights of your tour! We have an early start to watch the sunrise over the dunes, have breakfast and then start our hike up some of the world’s highest dunes at Sossusvlei. Visit the spectacular Dead Vlei and Sesriem Canyon. After lunch, we head for our first bush camp.
OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES: (For the more enthusiastic desert visitor) Professional Guided Dune Walk
Distance Traveled: +/-200km Approximate Time Traveled: 3 hours
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Tent-style bushcamp – no facilities.

Day 7 & 8: Swakopmund
We head to the coastal town of Swakopmund where you can try dune boarding and quad biking or spend the next two days at leisure and explore this beautiful coastal oasis.
OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES: Quad biking, Dune boarding and Sky-diving etc.
Distance Traveled: 200km Approximate Time Traveled: 3 hours
Meals included: Day 7: Breakfast and Lunch (dinner own expense)
Day7, 8 – breakfast (lunch & dinner own expense)( day 7 lunch included)
Accommodation: Bedded accommodation at Backpacker in town, with ablution facilities. Upgrades to double rooms is possible at own expense. Laundry and Internet facilities available.

Day 9: Spitzkoppe
We head for our overnight camp at Spitzkoppe, where the 1759m-granite rock ensures a spectacular sunset. We have time to explore the area by foot and view the local San paintings. End a thrilling day under a perfect star-studded African sky.
Distance Traveled: 200km Approximate Time Traveled: 3 hours
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Tent-style bushcamp - No facilities

Day 10: Twyfelfontein-Damaraland
Situated in Damaraland we visit Twyfelfontein, where some of the most spectacular rock-engravings and paintings in Namibia can be seen, believed to be the work of San Bushman living here thousands of years ago.
Distance Traveled: 320km Approximate Time Traveled: 5 hours
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Tent-style campsite with ablution facilities.

Day 11 & 12: Etosha National Park
En-route to Etosha National Park we stop at the Petrified Forest, massive tree trunks turned to stone. The next 2 days we spend in search of the wildlife that makes Etosha one of the best parks in Southern Africa. Be sure not to miss the night game viewing at one of the camps floodlit waterholes.
Distance Traveled: 330km Approximate Time Traveled: 5-6 hours
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Tent-style campsite with ablution facilities.

Day 13 & 14: Ngepi
We relax the next two days at this lovely campsite on the banks of the Kavango River in the Caprivi Strip. From here, we have the opportunity to visit the local villages, do some fishing or recharge your batteries.
Distance Traveled: 600 km Approximate Time Traveled: 8 hours
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Tent-style campsite with ablution facilities.

Day 15, 16, 17 & 18: Maun and the Okavango Delta
We will be heading into the Okavango Delta for the next few days for our bush experience. Here you have the choice between 2 delta excursions: Drive-in trip with local dug out canoes (mokoros) to transport you to your island bush camp or a 4 x 4 safari in the undiscovered Moremi Game Reserve. Clients who stay at the base campsite in Maun can arrange flights over the Delta, fishing excursions or visit the town.
OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES: Moremi Game Reserve/ Okavango Delta by Mokoro, Delta Flights
Distance Traveled: 430 km Approximate Time Traveled: 7 hours
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Tent-style campsite with ablution facilities.

Day 19: Kasane and Chobe National Park
Enjoy the diversity and abundance of game, birds and vegetation to be found on the flood plains of the Chobe Game Reserve. Optional game drives or boat cruises are available.
OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES: Chobe Sunset Cruise, Chobe Game Drive or Chobe Combo
Distance Traveled: 600 km Approximate Time Traveled: 9 hours
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Tent-style campsite with ablution facilities.

Day 20 & 21: Victoria Falls
The final leg of our journey takes us into Zimbabwe, to view the unrivalled majesty of the Victoria Falls. Here you are free to partake in the many activities on offer- some of the most exciting white water rafting in the world or a 111-metre Bungi-jump. Our tour ends on the morning of day 21 after breakfast. (Umkulu Adventures will pay accommodation on day 21)
OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES: Bungi Jumping, Zambezi White Water Rafting, Sunset Cruise or Gorge Swing etc.
Distance Traveled: 140km Approximate Time Traveled: 3 ½ hours
Meals included: Day 20 – Breakfast and Lunch (dinner own expense) Day 21 – Breakfast only.
Accommodation: Backpacker style bedded accommodation.

Transfers after tours:
The truck will depart Zimbabwe at 5am on day 22, heading via Botswana into South Africa and on to Pretoria. Day 23, the truck will leave for Cape Town and arrive on day 24.
Transfer costs: *Victoria Falls to Pretoria R350.00 *Victoria Falls to Cape Town R700.00

*Optional Activities Price Guideline:
Orange River Canoe Trip R200 Chobe Game Drive US$40
Guided Dune Walk R180 Chobe River Sunset Cruise US$40
Dune Board the Desert R150-210 Bungi jumping US$90
Quad Bike the Namib Dunes R500 (video included) White Water rafting US$95
Game Flight over Delta 1Hour US$60 Victoria Falls Nat.Park Entrance US$20
Moremi Safari Euro 160 Transfer Vic Falls to Pretoria R350
Okavango Delta Drive-in US$150 Transfer Pretoria to Cape Town R350

Take note: all prices, times, dates, routes, availability is subject to change and availability without prior notice.

What is included?
Umkulu Adventures T-shirt, mattress, 2-man dome tents, camping equipment, camping fees, Namibian Parks entrance fees, 3 meals a day as indicated, cooking & eating utensils, transport in Mercedes Benz overland truck, radio cassette, lockers, safe for valuables, Minus 40 Freezer cooler boxes for drinks, 2 guides, big windows, hard top, individually seats 22 –25 people.

What is excluded?
Visas (Passport holders requiring visas for Botswana must please obtain multiple entry visas if they wish to transfer back to South Africa with Umkulu Adventures), sleeping bags, own drinks, optional activities, and all clients must have travel insurance and Malaria tablets.

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