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Delta, Dunes & Falls (Southbound)

Trip Length

Trip Code

19 days PFDD

Countries Visited

Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, Zimbabwe

Start City

End City

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe Cape Town
Delta, Dunes & Falls (Southbound)

One of our most popular trips in southern Africa combining four spectacular countries - Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia and South Africa. In 19 days you'll see a whole heap of wildlife and have plenty of time to soak up the colour and atmosphere that is Africa.

Why we love it:

Delta, Dunes & Falls (Southbound)


Day to Day Itinerary

Day 1: Victoria Falls

Meals included: 1 dinner

Accommodation: Victoria Falls Safari Lodge or similar, Vic Falls

Activities:

Day 2: Victoria Falls - Chobe National Park

Meals included: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch, 1 dinner

Accommodation: Thebe River Safari's or similar, Chobe National Park

Activities:

Day 3: Chobe National Park - Kwando River - Mudumu National Park Region

Travel time: approx 3.5 hours (drive times variable)

Meals included: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch, 1 dinner

Accommodation: Namushasha Lodge or similar, Mudumu National Park

Activities:

Day 4-5: Okavango Delta

Travel time: approx 7 hours not including time at border

Meals included: 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners

Accommodation: Delta Boathouse or similar, Okavango Delta

Activities:

Day 6: Rundu

Travel time: approx 4 hours not including time at border

Meals included: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch, 1 dinner

Accommodation: Nkwazi Lodge or similar, Rundu

Activities:

Day 7-9: Etosha National Park

Travel time: approx 8 hours; game drive times variable

Meals included: 3 breakfasts, 1 lunch

Accommodation: Halali Chalets or similar, Etosha

Activities:

The usual routine at Etosha involves waking up a little before dawn to start our morning game drive, as this is often one of the most productive times of the day. We return to camp for brunch and relax during the heat of the day. Alternatively you may wish to take a swim or spend some time at the waterhole before the next drive. We set off again in the afternoon and expect to return to a little before sunset, before enjoying supper and going out to view the star-filled night sky.

Day 10: Himba Village - Otjitotongwe - Gelbingen

Travel time: approx 4 hours

Meals included: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch, 1 dinner

Accommodation: Gelbingen Guest Farm or similar, Gelbingen

Activities:

Day 11: Khorixas

Travel time: approx 5 hours

Meals included: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch

Accommodation: Igowati Lodge or similar, Twyfelfontein

Activities:

Day 12-13: Cape Cross - Swakopmund

Travel time: approx 7 hours

Meals included: 2 breakfasts, 1 lunch

Accommodation: Hotel Zum Kaiser or similar, Swakopmund

Activities:

Day 14: Sesriem - Namib Nauklift

Travel time: approx 6 hours

Meals included: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch, 1 dinner

Accommodation: Sossus Desert Camp or similar, Sesreim

Activities:

Day 15: Namib-Naukluft National Park

Travel time: Travelling time for excursion variable

Meals included: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch, 1 dinner

Accommodation: Sossus Desert Camp or similar, Sesreim

Activities:

Day 16-17: Fish River Canyon - Cederberg

Travel time: approx 8 hours on Day 16 and 7 hours on Day 17

Meals included: 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners

Accommodation: Canyon Lodge or similar, Fish River Canyon

Activities:

Day 18: San Cultural Centre - Cape Town

Travel time: approx 3 hours

Meals included: 1 breakfast

Accommodation: Cape Milner Hotel or similar, Cape Town

Activities:

Day 19: Cape Town

Meals included: 1 breakfast

Activities:


Your Trip

Extend your holiday

Many of our trips have extensions which can easily be added to the end of your existing itinerary:

PFCX - Cape Town Extension

What's Included

Transport

Non-included Meals

Some meals are included on your trip (except for North America trips - please refer to your day-to-day itinerary). However, sometimes we think you'll benefit from getting out and discovering the local cuisine. So when a meal is not included, it's a great opportunity to try something new. For group trips, ask your leader for tips on where to get the best meal, or you might decide to dine out as a group and experience the fun together.

Not Included

Optional Extras

We have chosen a selection of some great optional activities to enhance your travel experience. You will need to cover any additional costs yourself. The below list is not exhaustive and should be used as a guide only. Prices are approximate and are for entrance only and don’t include transport to and from the sites or local guides unless indicated. All activities are subject to availability and it may not be possible to do all the activities listed in the time available at each destination.
Where activities are considered medium or high risk, we work with operators whose safety and credentials we have sighted and assessed. This means that it is possible that you may find the same activity cheaper with another operator on the ground, however we cannot vouch for the safety or quality of that operator. Activities not listed below have not been assessed by us and as such our staff and leaders are unable to assist you with booking these activities. The decision to partake in any activity not listed is at your own discretion and risk.


What to know

Vaccinations

Vaccinations may be required for this trip. Please talk to your doctor about the up-to-date information for this region.  We're travel experts, not doctors and defer to the medicos when it comes to inoculations.

Visas and Permits

Please ensure that you have all required visas for your trip – this is your responsibility. Rules and regulations governing the issuance of visas are constantly changing, and vary for different nationalities and you should check visa requirements with your travel agent or relevant consular authority well before travel.

Botswana
Australians, Americans, Canadians, British and New Zealanders do not currently require a visa for Botswana. For other nationalities that do require a visa to enter into Botswana, this is no longer able to be purchased upon arrival. Your visa will need to be pre-arranged - please contact your travel agent for assistance.

Namibia
Australians, Americans, Canadians, British and New Zealanders do not currently require a visa for Namibia. For all other nationalities please reconfirm your visa requirements with your travel agent. For those nationalities that do require a visa these need to be obtained prior to arrival in Namibia.

South Africa
Australians, Americans, Canadians, British and New Zealanders do not currently require a visa for South Africa. Upon arrival you will be given a free three-month multi-entry visa stamp. For all other nationalities please reconfirm your visa requirements with your travel agent. Please note that you require six blank pages and your passport needs to have a minimum of six months validity to enter South Africa. Also note that to enter South Africa you may be required to show proof of onward travel plans and a valid yellow fever certificate (especially if entering or re-entering from East African countries or Zambia). A new immigration regulation will take effect from 1st October 2014, whereby parents will need to produce an original unabridged birth certificate if they are travelling with children. The new regulation has been put in place to protect children from being abducted, kidnapped and preventing child trafficking. The Department of Home Affairs has urged all parents to apply for unabridged certificates for their children. This is an requirement of the immigration regulation 6 (12)(a) for parents travelling with children. More information can be found here: http://www.nwivisas.com/nwi-blog/south-africa/grace-period-for-parents-travelling-with-children/#sthash.VKZSSlHE.dpuf.

Zimbabwe
Australians, Americans, Canadians, British and New Zealanders currently require a visa for Zimbabwe. For all other nationalities please reconfirm your visa requirements with your travel agent. For trips to Zimbabwe you may require either a single or double entry visa. Both single and double entry visas are obtainable on arrival currently costing between US$30 and US$60 (depending on nationality). If you choose to travel to the Zambian side of Victoria Falls your Zimbabwe visa will not expire as long as you do not spend the night out of Zimbabwe.

Insurance

You are required to have travel insurance before heading off on a Peregrine trip. Insurance can be organised by your Peregrine representative or your travel agent.

Responsible Travel

Our Responsible Travel ethos is at the heart of everything we do, from getting the basics right like respecting local cultures and the environment, to initiating projects that make positive contributions to communities, to our staff’s fundraising efforts and offsetting our carbon emissions.
Please visit our Responsible Travel (http://www.peregrineadventures.com/rt) page for more information.

Customs and Culture

Our Pre Departure Information or Travel Dossier (provided upon booking a trip) provides tips on how you can show respect for the local customs and culture in the country you are travelling in. Your leader will also help steer you though the complexities of local cultural norms.

Pre Departure Information
The information listed above is a brief description of some things you may need to consider when booking a trip. Once a tour is booked you will be provided with a link to your Travel Dossier which will contain detailed Pre Departure information.

Further Reading

Botswana

Botswana-Lonely Planet

The Guide to Botswana-Alec Campbell

Birds of Southern Africa-Newman

The Chobe-Bruce Aitken

The Lost World of the Kalahari-Laurence Van der Post

Okavango-Sea of Land, Land of Water-Bannister & Johnston

Namibia

Lonely Planet Namibia

The Struggle for Liberation-Alfred T Moleah

The Burning Shore-Wilbur Smith

South Africa

South Africa - Lonely Planet

The Covenant - James A Michener

Cry The Beloved Country - Alan Paton

The Power of One - Bryce Courtenay

Long Walk to Freedom - Nelson Mandela

White Thorn - Bryce Courtenay

Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe Lonely Planet

Travel & Adventure in South East Africa-F.C. Selous

Birds of Southern Africa-Newman

The Mammals of Zimbabwe, Zambia & Malawi Smithers


Important Information

Sometimes the going on this trip is quite tough, the distances covered fairly large and some of the roads and tracks are not exactly smooth, or free from dust, but the rewards are exceptional. We endeavour to make things as comfortable as possible, by travelling in a custom-built safari vehicle with large windows for exceptional game viewing and staying in local guesthouses, lodges and hotels.


Luggage Allowance
Please keep your luggage to a minimum. One small soft-sided bag plus a day pack (no more than 15-20kgs per person) is essential - NO HARD CASE SUITCASES.
Flights
As an arrival transfer is included, please ensure the correct details are provided to Peregrine prior to your departure. A representative will then meet you at Victoria Falls International Airport on arrival. Your tour ends on arrival in Cape Town on the final day. Please ensure departure flights are not booked to depart prior to 2.00pm.
Meals
18 Breakfasts, 13 Lunches, 11 Dinners
Budget for meals not included:
USD 380.00 Most of your included lunches will be at a designated road side picnic area or gas station. Your crew will stop every couple of days to buy supplies so that you will always have fresh food and bread. When possible, the crew may stop daily for your bread to ensure it is always fresh.

About this Information

The information provided here is given in good faith and has been compiled with all reasonable care. However, things change and some of the information may become out of date. Please keep this in mind when you read it and check with us if you want to be sure about something. The document was correct at time of printing, but you can check online for the most up to date version.  If you have any queries, please contact your travel agent or our staff in Australia. We are here to help you!

Last Updated

12 May 2014


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