Yolo: Dunes, Deltas and Falls (Southbound) (DZLD)

Countries Visited: Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia
Trip Style: Yolo - You're only young once, but you can be young-at-heart forever. That's the ethos that powers our Yolo trips; fast-paced and affordable trips designed with the 18-to-thirtysomething traveller in mind. Explore the world by day, stay up all night and do it all again somewhere new the next day with a collection of new best friends you'll want to keep in touch with for the rest of your life. You only live once. Make it count.
Service Level: Camping
  • Excellent value, amazing prices, quality experiences
  • Camping most nights with some hotel stays to start and throughout
  • Private transport to out-of-the-way places in order to keep your gear stowed and secure
    Trip Style: Yolo - You're only young once, but you can be young-at-heart forever. That's the ethos that powers our Yolo trips; fast-paced and affordable trips designed with the 18-to-thirtysomething traveller in mind. Explore the world by day, stay up all night and do it all again somewhere new the next day with a collection of new best friends you'll want to keep in touch with for the rest of your life. You only live once. Make it count.
    Physical Demands Rating: 1 - You'll have to walk around on your own, climb some stairs and carry your own bag. Easy does it.
    Group Size: Max 22, avg 18.
    Meals Included: 19 breakfasts, 16 lunches, 13 dinners
    Accommodations: Not Availaible

    Highlights
    Track the Big Five, feel the mist of Victoria Falls, cruise the Chobe River at sunset, camp in African wilderness, meet the San Bushmen, get your heart pumping with adrenaline activities, soak up Cape Towns culture.

    Description
    If you want to soak up the colours, culture, and scenery of this incredible region, this is the ultimate expedition into southwestern Africa. Experience game drives, leave footprints on the worlds highest sand dunes, wonder at the majesty of Victoria Falls, and canoe game-rich deltas. Our overland adventure vehicle (OAV)s are an adventurous and inexpensive way to see the highlights, while wilderness camping will bring you closer to the region's wildlife - drift off to sleep to the call of cranes and awake to the rustle of elephants grazing on nearby riverbanks.
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    Tour Operator
    G Adventures
    Offer
    Offer valid through 6/30/2017
    Duration
    21 Days
    Escorted
    Escorted - Yes
    DayDestinationDescription
    Day 1LivingstoneDay 1 Livingstone
    Arrive at any time. Additional Notes: Please make sure you have all of the necessary visas for this tour by the time of the welcome meeting. It is very important to read the visa section in our trip details to make sure you know which visas you will need, if any. Please note that not all nationalities are able to obtain a visa on arrival at the border. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
    Day 2LivingstoneDay 2 Livingstone (1B)
    Livingstone is a great base to see both natural wonders and take part in some exciting activities. Get up close (and wet from the spray) to the awesome Victoria Falls, opt to raft the whitewater of the mighty Zambezi, or bungee jump (with Victoria Falls in sight). Additional Notes: Be sure to stop by the G Adventures help desk at your accommodation for advice, tips, or help booking any local activities.
    Day 3KasaneDay 3 Livingstone/Kasane (1B, 1L, 1D)
    You will stay over just outside of the park near the town of Kasane. This afternoon, take an optional game drive in the park or an afternoon sunset boat cruise along the Chobe River - its your best opportunity to view hippos, crocodiles, and many elephants wallowing in the water. Included Activities: Border Crossing (Zambia - Botswana) Transport: Lando (1.50-2.00 hours) Ferry Lando (0.75 hour(s), 20km)
    Day 4GwetaDay 4 Kasane/Gweta (1B, 1L, 1D)
    Today we head south from Chobe National Park and travel to Gweta. When the rain comes, it brings life to the pans, awakening the dormant fish and aquatic shrimps from the mud. The surrounding grasslands also teem with life and are home to many antelope, which attract a wide variety of predators. Transport: Lando (7.00 hour(s), 350km)
    Day 5MaunDay 5 Gweta/Maun (1B, 1L, 1D)
    Opt to catch a birds-eye view of the delta on a flight. Additional Notes: Please note: if you have pre-booked the Okavango Delta Flight, today is likely the day for this activity! Your CEO will give you final confirmation when it will take place, as it is subject to change. Transport: Lando (5.00 hour(s))
    Day 6Okavango DeltaDay 6 Maun/Okavango Delta (1B, 1L, 1D)
    After leaving some of our luggage in Maun, we begin our exciting excursion into the delta as we drive about 1-2 hrs (depending on which dock we go to) to the "dock". Here, we hop into a mokoro, a traditional dugout canoe, which will take us deep into the delta. After a couple hours in a mokoro, we arrive to our basic bush camp. Additional Notes: Please note that there will be no shower tonight, as our camp is very basic in the wild - you will be compensated by the incredible landscape and wildlife! Once we are in Maun, you can pick up any supplies and prepare for our excursion into the Okavango Delta. We recommend you buy a 5 litre bottle of water to take with you into the Delta; this should be sufficient to use for drinking and cleaning purposes. Included Activities: Okavango Delta Excursion Transport: Safari vehicle (1.00 hour(s), 50km) Mokoro (1.00-2.00 hours)
    Day 7GhanziDay 7 Maun/Ghanzi (1B, 1L, 1D)
    We continue through the western part of Botswana, the heart of the Kalahari, to Ghanzi. Get a glimpse of how the San adapted to the Kalahari Desert. Learn fascinating wilderness survival skills by local Bushmen on an optional Bushman walk. Transport: Mokoro (1.00-2.00 hours) Safari vehicle (1.00 hour(s)) Lando (7.00-8.00 hours)
    Day 8WindhoekDay 8 Ghanzi/Windhoek (1B, 1L)
    Opt to explore the city centre of Windhoek after a long drive and a border crossing. Included Activities: Border Crossing (Botswana - Namibia) Transport: Lando (8.00 hour(s), 580km)
    Day 9Etosha National ParkDay 9 Windhoek/Etosha National Park (1B, 1L, 1D)
    Enjoy a game drive in the overland vehicle in Etosha National Park. Opt to take an open safari vehicle game drive in the afternoon/night. Included Activities: Etosha National Park Game Drive (Overland Vehicle) Transport: Lando (6.00 hour(s), 280km)
    Day 10Etosha National ParkDay 10 Etosha National Park (1B, 1L, 1D)
    Enjoy a full-day game drive at Etosha National Park. Included Activities: Etosha National Park Game Drive (Overland Vehicle)
    Day 11DamaralandDay 11 Etosha National Park/Damaraland (1B, 1L, 1D)
    Morning game drive in the overland vehicle. Travel to Damaraland through beautiful desert landscapes. Included Activities: Etosha National Park Game Drive (Overland Vehicle) Transport: Lando (8.00 hour(s), 380km)
    Day 12SpitzkoppeDay 12 Damaraland/Spitzkoppe (1B, 1L, 1D)
    Explore on your own by foot, and be sure to check out the night sky-its great for star-gazing! Additional Notes: Our basic bush camp will have long-drop toilets and no running water. Included Activities: Damaraland Living Museum Transport: Lando (8.00 hour(s), 300km)
    Day 13SwakopmundDay 13 Spitzkoppe/Swakopmund (1B, 1L)
    We will spend two nights in Swakopmund, here you can explore this historical town or try some of the numerous activities available. Transport: Lando (7.50 hour(s), 425km)
    Day 14SwakopmundDay 14 Swakopmund
    Fill free time with sandboarding, skydiving, quad-biking, or a living desert tour.
    Day 15Namib DesertDay 15 Swakopmund/Namib Desert (1B)
    Arrive in the area in the afternoon where we will be camping on a private farm on the edge of the Namib Desert. Opt to walk with a local expert who will explain the desert and its mysteries. Included Activities: Sesriem Canyon Visit Transport: Lando (7.00 hour(s), 300km)
    Day 16Namib DesertDay 16 Namib Desert (1B, 1L, 1D)
    We will leave early morning towards Sossuvlei campsite, where the towering red sand dunes of Sossusvlei form the gateway into the Namib Desert. Here you will really feel as though you're in the middle of nowhere. The afternoon is spent exploring the natural wonders of this bizarre environment. Visit Sossusvlei - a clay pan, enclosed by the world's largest sand dunes, up to 300m (984 ft) high. Here, opt to take a guided walk in the sands dunes, or enjoy some free time to explore on your own. Included Activities: Dune 45 Visit Transport: Distance excludes drive to Sossuvlei. Lando (95km)
    Day 17Fish River CanyonDay 17 Namib Desert/Fish River Canyon (1B, 1L, 1D)
    Journey to Fish River Canyon, the largest canyon in Africa, and arguably the second largest in the world. Spend some time here taking in the majestic beauty of the canyon, watch as a spectacular sunset slips over the canyons rim. Included Activities: Fish River Canyon Visit Transport: Duration includes canyon visit, excludes dune 45 sunrise. Lando (9.00-10.00 hours, 560km)
    Day 18Orange RiverDay 18 Fish River Canyon/Orange River (1B, 1L, 1D)
    Set up camp on the banks of Orange River for the night. After, enjoy a late afternoon of swimming, relaxing, or possibly even canoeing on the river. Included Activities: Border Crossing (Namibia - South Africa) Transport: Lando (5.00 hour(s), 180km)
    Day 19CederbergDay 19 Orange River/Cederberg (1B, 1L, 1D)
    Head south through the Western Cape to the area of the Cederberg Mountains, where we spend the evening camping on a local farm. Explore the area, sip local wine, and sit back and enjoy the dramatic scenery. Transport: Lando (6.50 hour(s), 390km)
    Day 20Cape TownDay 20 Cederberg/Cape Town (1B, 1L)
    For our final travel day, journey to the cosmopolitan city of Cape Town. Additional Notes: Please note that we arrive in Cape Town in the early afternoon, you might not have time to participate in lengthy activities or see many sights. If you would like to see or do anything, we recommend booking an extra night or two before your return flight home. Transport: Lando (5.00 hour(s), 300km)
    Day 21Cape TownDay 21 Cape Town (1B)
    Depart at any time. Included Activities: Departure Day
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