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Namibia and South Africa Adventure

Windhoek to Livingstone
21 Days Request Quote
Trip Code: AFN21
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  • Map & Itinerary
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Inclusions

  • Game park experiences in Onguma Private Game Reserve, Etosha National Park, Pumba Private Game Reserve and Kruger National Park
  • Services of an APT Tour Director and local guides throughout your trip
  • All tipping, airport transfers, game park fees, sightseeing and porterage
  • All flights within Africa, including Namibia Air Safari by private plane
  • APT EXCLUSIVE! Freedom of Choice; Inclusions in Cape Town, Oudtshoorn and at Victoria Falls

Map & Itinerary

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Africa Map 2016/17 AFN21

Windhoek to Livingstone

Arrive in Windhoek, the Namibian capital. Transfer to your hotel and later this evening meet your APT Tour Director and enjoy a Welcome Dinner.

Stay: Windhoek, Hotel Heinitzburg

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  • Dinner

Board your private plane and fly to Sossusvlei, where you can take in the various shapes of some of the world’s tallest free-standing dunes. Set off on an excursion to learn about the harsh environment of the Namib Desert and the unique creatures and plants that have adapted to survive here. Conclude your tour with lunch under a camel thorn tree, before boarding a short flight to NamibRand Nature Reserve. Admire the stunning scenery as you travel by 4WD to Wolwedans Dunes Lodge, perched on the very top of a dune plateau. At the end of the day, head out on a nature drive, stopping for sundowners at a picture-perfect view point overlooking the spectacular Chateau Plains. With the vivid changing colours at sunset, the sight is a photographer’s paradise.

Stay: Two Nights: NamibRand Nature Reserve, Wolwedans Dunes Lodge or Camp

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Venture out on morning and afternoon 4WD excursions that showcase the remote landscapes of the Namib Desert. See dunes of unimaginable sizes and the animals that reside beneath them. Returning at dusk, dinner is to be prepared by the lodge’s desert chef.

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Farewell your dune camp as you re-board your private plane. Your flight route begins with a bird’s-eye view over the great Sand Sea of the Namib Desert, which stretches along Namibia’s entire Atlantic coast. On reaching the coast (fog levels permitting), you may also see abandoned mining camps and shipwrecks. Land at Walvis Bay and board a cruise to see dolphins and seals, ending with a picnic lunch along the beach. Continue inland by plane to Onguma Private Game Reserve, located on the eastern border of Etosha National Park. Transfer to your lodge, The Fort, which overlooks the scarceness of the Etosha pan. Take a few quiet moments on your private open-air deck before dinner.

Stay: Three Nights: Onguma Private Game Reserve, The Fort

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  • Breakfast
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Etosha National Park is quite unlike any other African wilderness area, bursting with life that gathers around the largest salt pan on the continent. The salt pans that cover a quarter of the park draw a variety of desert-adapted wildlife, as you will see during morning and afternoon game drives today. Your trackers will lead you to deep waterholes where a range of wildlife flock for respite. Springbok, kudu, leopards, elephants, rhinos and giraffes can all be found here.

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Today allows you yet another opportunity to explore Onguma Private Game Reserve via your morning and afternoon game drives. Should you have missed any sightings from the day before, perhaps today may present new discoveries.

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Fly back to Windhoek where your Namibia Private Air Safari ends. From here, fly to Cape Town in South Africa and transfer to your hotel. Meet your fellow travellers and APT Tour Director this evening.

Stay: Three Nights: Cape Town, Table Bay Hotel at the V and A Waterfront

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  • Breakfast

Ride the aerial cableway to the top of Cape Town’s iconic Table Mountain, then visit the District Six Museum and the Castle of Good Hope. Later, choose from a visit to the Constantia Winelands or take a ferry to Robben Island. Another option is to set off on a township tour. Tonight, join an African drumming session before enjoying a meal of Cape Malay cuisine.

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Discover the Cape Peninsula during a full-day tour. This picturesque journey takes you along Chapman’s Peak Drive to Cape Point, where the Atlantic and Indian oceans meet. Continue on to historic Simon’s Town and then see penguins up close at Boulders Beach before returning to Cape Town.

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  • Breakfast
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Set off through the coastal and forest landscapes of the Garden Route, stopping to explore the Cango Caves en route to Oudtshoorn. The region is the gateway to the Karoo, a vast desert area covering over 4000,000 square kilometres of the Cape. Tonight’s dinner features traditional Karoo cuisine.

Stay: Oudtshoorn, Rosenhof Country House

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This morning in Oudtshoorn, perhaps embark on a meerkat safari to observe these tiny habituated creatures go about their daily activities. Your other option is an elephant feeding experience, during which you will get right up close to these gentle creatures. Continue your journey to Knysna.

Stay: Two Nights: Knysna, Turbine Hotel and Spa

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Take a ferry to Featherbed Nature Reserve and travel by 4WD to Western Head for panoramic views of Knysna Lagoon. You may like to take an optional bushwalk before a buffet lunch amid the lush forest of the reserve.

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Travel along the Storms River mouth then head inland from Port Elizabeth to Pumba Private Game Reserve on the Eastern Cape.

Stay: Pumba Private Game Reserve, Msenge Bush Lodge

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  • Dinner

Experience the thrill of an Eastern Cape safari today, keeping an eye out for Africa’s famous Big Five and the reserve’s pride of critically endangered white lions.

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Transfer to Port Elizabeth and fly via Johannesburg to Kruger National Park, where you enter the private Sabi Sands Game Reserve. This is one of the best parks in which to spot leopard. Arrive at your lodge in time for sundowner drinks at dusk.

Stay: Two Nights: Kruger National Park, Lion Sands River Lodge

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Travelling through the lodge’s private concession on morning and afternoon game drives, you will share the land with very few others, increasing your chance of animal sightings. Your day ends with an intimate boma dinner under the stars.

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Fly to Johannesburg where you will stay in the renowned Sandton district.

Stay: Two Nights: Johannesburg, The Michelangelo Hotel

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Venture into the sprawling township of Soweto to see the house where Nelson Mandela once lived, as well as the Hector Pieterson Memorial, commemorating the 1976 student uprising. Later, visit the Apartheid Museum to learn about 20th-century South Africa.

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Fly to Livingstone in Zambia and settle in to your hotel. Take a walk to Victoria Falls in the afternoon.

Stay: Two Nights: Royal Livingstone Hotel

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Today, perhaps trace the steps of Dr Livingstone on Chief Mukuni’s Village Cultural Tour then visit the Maramba Market. Or enjoy an elephant safari along the Zambezi River. Alternatively, marvel at Victoria Falls from above on a helicopter flight.

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Transfer to the airport for your onward flight.

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