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32 Days Camping - Cape Town to Zanzibar - Cape Town to Dar es Salaam [NCVD]

Route:

Cape Town - City - Cape Town - City - Cederberg - Cederberg - Namaqualand Area - Namaqualand Area - Orange River - Orange River - Fish River Canyon - Fish River Canyon - Namib Naukluft Park - Namib Naukluft Park - Sossusvlei - Sossusvlei - Swakopmund - Swakopmund - Spitzkoppe - Spitzkoppe - Etosha National Park - Etosha National Park - Windhoek - Windhoek - Botswana - Botswana - Ghanzi - Ghanzi - Maun - Maun - Okavango Delta - Okavango Delta - Gweta - Gweta - Chobe National Park - Botswana - Chobe National Park - Botswana - Victoria Falls and surrounds - Zimbabwe - Victoria Falls and surrounds - Zimbabwe - Lusaka - Lusaka - Chipata - Chipata - South Luangwa National Park - South Luangwa National Park - Lilongwe - Lilongwe - Kande Beach - Kande Beach - Lake Malawi - Lake Malawi - Tanzania - Tanzania - Iringa - Iringa - Mikumi National Park - Mikumi National Park - Dar es Salaam - Dar es Salaam

Highlights:
Cape Town - Cederberg - Orange River - Fish River Canyon - Namib Desert - Swakopmund - Spitzkoppe - Himba - Etosha National Park - Okavango Delta - Chobe National Park - Bushmen - Victoria Falls - South Luangwa National Park - Lake Malawi - Diving, Snorkelling - Masai

Countries Visited:
South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania


DETAILS:
Trip Code: NCVD

Length: 32 Days / 31 Nights
Min / Max People: 2 / 24
Vehicle: Adventure Truck
Departure Point: 8.00 am from Nomad Adventure Tours, 39 Castle Street, (Corner Castle & Burg Streets), Cape Town, South Africa. Tel: +27 (0) 82 578 2199, www.nomadtours.co.za
End Point: Kipepeo Beach Village, Dar es Salaam www.kipepeobeach.com


**Note: All information is subject to change without prior notice. Travel times and campsites can change depending on road or weather conditions, etc. These are used as a guideline only. On our longer tours it is possible that your crew, truck and fellow travelers will change due to our unique tour linking system. On this tour there can be a maximum number of participants of 24.

 

Itinerary:

Day 1 South Africa – Cederberg Mountain Region
Leaving Cape Town we make our first stop at Table View and take photos of Table Mountain from across Table Bay. On arrival at our camp, we will enjoy a guided hike in the Cederberg region. Later tonight at our camp, your guides will give you a full briefing on the tour.
Meals: Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Camp: Marcuskraal: http://www.marcuskraal.co.za/
Facilities: Shared ablutions, hot showers, swimming pool, drinkable water
Route: Cape Town to Citrusdal: ± 205 km
Travel time: ±5 hrs
Activity Package: Guided walk in Cederberg region

Day 2 Namaqualand – Gariep (Orange) River
After an early start, we head north via the distant town of Springbok, best known for its diamonds, copper and spring flowers. We then proceed to our camp located right beside the Namibian border. The camp is situated on the riverbank that forms the border between South Africa and Namibia.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Camp: Fiddlers Creek Campsite http://www.bushwhacked.co.za/
Facilities: Shared ablutions, hot showers, water not drinkable, bar,shop
Route: Citrusdal to Orange river: ±500 km
Travel time: ±10 hrs

Day 3 Namibia – Gariep (Orange) River - Fish River Canyon
This morning there’s the chance to see the beautiful river valley by canoe or just relax at camp. After lunch we cross the border and travel to the Fish River Canyon. After a scenic walk along the edge of the canyon we enjoy our dinner while watching the sunset. This is also a fantastic photo opportunity.
Optional Activities: Half-Day Canoe Adventure.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Camp: Hobas Campsite www.nwr.com.na/hobas.html
Facilities: Shared ablutions, hot showers (sometimes)
Route: Orange River to Fish River Canyon ±205 km
Travel time: ±4-5 hrs and a border crossing
Included Highlight: Hike along the rim of the Fish River Canyon

Border posts:
South Africa: Vioolsdrift, Tel: +27 (27) 761 8760, Open 24 hours.
Namibia: Noordoewer, Tel: +264 (0) 63 297 122, Open 24 hours.

Day 4 Namib-Naukluft National Park
We arrive at the Namib-Naukluft National Park and set up camp, then enjoy a short hike into the Sesriem Canyon. Tonight we enjoy the star-studded sky and enduring silence of the Namib Desert, only occasionally interrupted by the call of a Jackal or, a rather unique lizard, the barking gecko!
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Camp: Sesriem campsite http://www.nwr.com.na/sesriem_campsite.html
Facilities: Shared ablutions, hot showers, drinkable water, bar, swimming pool, shop
Route: Fish River Canyon to Namib-Naukluft Park ±520 km
Travel time: ±10 hr
Included Highlight: Hike into Sesriem Canyon

Day 5 Sossusvlei Dunes - Namib-Naukluft National Park
This is our earliest morning as we prepare for our hike up Dune 45 to marvel at the sunrise. After our hike, we will have the chance to visit Sossusvlei. Later we join a local expert on a guided hike and learn more about the unique desert ecosystem and how the Bushmen survived in the harsh desert conditions.
Optional activities: Transfer to deadvlei
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Camp: Desert Shelter Cha-re: No website available
Facilities: Shared ablutions, hot showers, swimming pool, bar
Route: Sesriem to Solitaire ±230 km
Travel time: ±3 hrs (round trip into Sossusvlei plus drive to Solitaire)
Activity package: Guided desert walk with local expert
Included Highlights: Sunrise hike up Dune 45,

Day 6 Swakopmund
After a brief photo stop while crossing the Tropic of Capricorn, we travel onto Namibia’s Atlantic coast and the adventure capital, Swakopmund. Just before we arrive in Swakopmund, we stop at the Walvis bay lagoon en route, where there are often flamingos to be seen. You will be briefed on the many optional activities available here and there is time to explore the town before dinner out at one of the local restaurants.
Optional Activities: Dinner out
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Two per room: Amanpuri: http://www.amanpurinamibia.com/
Facilities: En-suite, bar, wireless internet, drinkable water
Route: Solitaire to Swakopmund. ±250 km
Travel time: ±4-5 hrs (including Walvis Bay)
Included Highlight: Stop off in Walvis Bay to view Flamingos

Day 7 Swakopmund
The whole day is free to relax, explore or partake in one of the many activities available here. Most popular activities are quad biking in the dunes or tandem skydiving. On a clear day’s skydiving you can see all the way to the next day’s destination! Taking a walk around Swakopmund’s shops and having a leisurely lunch is also a great way to spend your day.
Optional Activities: Quad biking, Sand boarding, Sky Diving, Scenic flights, Dinner out etc.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Two per room: Amanpuri: http://www.amanpurinamibia.com/
Facilities: En-suite, bar, wireless internet, drinkable water

Day 8 Spitzkoppe
Leaving the coast we drive through arid landscapes to Spitzkoppe Mountain. The enormous granite monoliths dominate the otherwise flat landscape and we set up camp in the wild plain at the base of the mountain. This afternoon our guide will take us on a guided walk to explore the unique rock formations. The more adventurous among us may want to try some mountain climbing for some stunning views of the landscape.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Bush Camp: Spitzkoppe Community Campsite: www.spitzkoppe.com
Facilities: Shared ablutions, long drop toilet
Route: Swakopmund to Spitzkoppe ±200 km
Travel time: ±3-4 hrs
Included Highlight: Guided walk with Nomad guide through Spitzkoppe

Day 9 Himba Tribes
After some early morning exploration we continue north and drive towards Kamanjab. Today we have the chance to experience life within a Himba tribe. The Himba are pastoral people and predominantly breed cattle or goats. They are easily recognisable by their unique style of dress. The Himba have been extremely diligent about upholding the roots of their culture but they are also very curious about visitors to their home.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Camp: Himba camp– no website available
Facilities: Bush shower (sometimes hot water), toilets
Route: Spitzkoppe to Kamanjab ±295 km
Travel time: ±5-6 hrs
Activity package: Guided visit to the Himba Tribe with Local Guide.

Day 10/11 Etosha National Park
Etosha is the venue for some of the most unique game viewing experiences in Africa. The sparse grasslands allow great opportunities to see animals normally hidden in dense vegetation. You may even see some of the amazing animals crossing the road in front of your truck! We will go on various game drives and spend our evenings at the abundant waterholes for some excellent game photography.
Optional Activities: Night or Dawn Game Drives in safari vehicles.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Camp: Halali and Okaukuejo: www.nwr.com.na/etosha_national_park.html
Facilities: Shared ablutions, hot showers, drinkable water, bar, shop, swimming pool and waterholes at all campsite
Route: Kamanjab to Etosha NP ±170 km
Travel time: ±4-5 hrs
Included Highlight: Game drives in Nomad truck

Day 12 Windhoek
After an early morning game drive we set off towards Windhoek, the Capital city of Namibia. On the way we stop at a popular craft market where you can barter for handmade gifts to take home. Windhoek is not only the capital; it is also the cultural, social and economic centre of Namibia. On arrival in Windhoek our guide will take us on a short city tour in our truck. Joe’s Beer House is an exciting dining experience for our optional dinner out.
Optional Activities: Dinner out.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Two per room: Arebbusch Lodge: www.arebbusch.com
Facilities: En-suite, hot showers, wireless, swimming pool, bar, laundry
Route: Etosha to Windhoek. ±430 km
Travel time: ±8-9 hrs
Included Highlight: Craft market en-route and short city tour in Nomad Truck

Day 13 Botswana - Ghanzi
After an early start, we cross into Botswana and drive to Ghanzi. After setting up camp we meet with a local Bushman (San) community and experience some traditional tribal dancing.
Optional activity: Bushman walk
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Camp: Ghanzi Trail Blazers: http://ghanzitrailblazers.wheretostay.na/
Facilities: Hot showers, shared ablutions.
Route: Windhoek to Ghanzi. ±440 km
Travel time: ±8-9 hrs, plus a border crossing on this day.
Included Highlight: Bushmen Tribal Dance in evening

Border posts:
Namibia: Buitepos, Tel: +264 62 560 401, Open: 07h00-24h00
Botswana: Mamanu, Tel: +267 6592013/2064, Open: 07h00-24h00

As we cross the border we’ll start to see villagers, cattle, donkeys, and sheep along the side of the highway. Sometimes the donkeys and cows sit in the middle of the road and any amount of horn blowing won't get them out of the road. Independent since 1966, Botswana (formally a British protectorate) has three of the world’s richest diamond mines and this has made Botswana quite a wealthy nation. Now 40 years old, it is known as the African success story. Politically stable and with the foresight to invest in education, healthcare, high economic standards and without the racial issues that have plagued other countries, Botswana has the best economy in sub-Saharan Africa. The government has employed a strategy of high income - low impact tourism. This is where they reduce the number of tourists entering any area of the country by charging a lot more than neighbouring countries, thereby making it more restrictive for the budget traveller.

Day 14 Maun
Our journey takes us from Ghanzi towards Maun. Maun is the gateway to the Okavango Delta and this afternoon we will prepare for this excursion, packing small 2-night bags. There may be an opportunity this afternoon to take a scenic flight over the Okavango Delta.
Optional Activity: Scenic Flight (time permitting)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Camp: Sitatunga www.deltarain.com/index.php?page=sitatunga-camp
Facilities: Shared ablutions, hot showers, bar, swimming pool, laundry
Route: Ghanzi to Maun ±530 km
Travel time: ±4-5 hrs

Day 15/16 Maun – Okavango Delta
This morning we board the big 4x4 truck that will take us in to the Delta. In high-water season it is sometimes necessary to take a boat to the poling station where we meet up with the members of a local community who will be showing us their homeland. We spend 2 nights bush camping in the wilderness and, if the water level allows, we will take a mokoro (traditional canoe) trip through the waterways. We will also be going on some nature walks in the hope of seeing some wild animals in their natural habitat.

Please note: If you have not purchased the Activity Package you will stay at the campsite in Maun for the following 2 nights.

Day 15 (Day 1 in Delta),
Meals:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Camp: Bush Camp www.deltarain.com
Facilities: No facilities – bush camping
Route: Maun to Bush Camp
Activity package: 4 x 4 vehicle transfer into Okavango Delta, Mokoro ride and guided nature walk

Day 16 (Day 2 in Delta)
Meals:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Camp: Bush Camp www.deltarain.com
Facilities: No facilities – bush camping
Activity package: Guided Nature walk and mokoro rides

Day 17 Nata
We leave the Delta behind us and travel east towards the town of Nata. The shady tree canopy surrounding the campsite is a hive of activity, with a bird feeding area and active water feature providing the bird watcher with the opportunity of viewing a variety of species from the comfort of the pool deck. The Helmeted Guineafowl, Crested Francolin, Yellow Hornbill, Pied and Arrowmarked Babblers, Glossy Starling, Meyers Parrot and Paradise Whydah are just some of the species you may encounter during your stay at the lodge.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Camp: Nata Lodge: www.natalodge.com
Facilities: Shared ablutions with hot showers, bar, swimming pool
Route: Maun to Nata ±305 km
Travel time: ±2-3 hrs (4x4 & mokoro transfer), ±3 hrs driving in truck.

Day 18 Botswana - Chobe National Park
We travel to Chobe and this afternoon we enjoy a sunset river cruise as the animals are best spotted from the Chobe River. Elephants, Hippo, Crocodiles, Eland and many other creatures reside in Chobe so keep your cameras ready.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Camp: Thebe River Safaris: www.theberiversafaris.com
Facilities: Shared ablutions, hot showers, bar, swimming pool, laundry, internet
Route: Nata to Kasane. ±310 km
Travel time: ±6-7 hrs
Activity package: Sunset Boat Cruise in the Chobe NP

Day 19/20/21 Zimbabwe - Victoria Falls
On arrival in Victoria Falls town, we have time to plan the next day’s adventure activities before we visit the spectacular Victoria Falls and experience the thundering of the mighty Zambezi.
Optional Activities: Chobe morning game drive, Zambezi Sunset Cruise
Meals: Breakfast x3, Lunch x1
Accommodation: Two per Room: Vic Falls Adventure Lodge:
 www.adventurezonevicfalls.com/accommodation.html
Facilities: En-suite, hot showers, bar, restaurant, laundry, internet café, drinkable water, swimming pool, restaurant
Route: Kasane to Vic Falls. ±100 km
Travel time: ±2 hrs plus border crossing
Activity package: Entrance to Victoria Falls National Park

Border posts:
Botswana: Kazangula Road, +267 6250320, Open: 06h00-20h00
Zimbabwe: Kazangula Road, Open: 06h00-18h00

Day 22 Lusaka
Leaving behind the natural wonder of Victoria Falls we begin our expedition. After Livingstone we journey towards the bustling Zambian capital of Lusaka. You will notice the vegetation becoming sub-tropical and the roads a little rougher.
Meals: Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Camp: Eureka Camp; www.eurekacamp.com
Facilities: Shared ablutions, hot showers, bar, pool
Route: Victoria Falls to Lusaka ±510 km
Travel time: ±7-8 hrs and a border crossing

Border posts:
Zimbabwe: Victoria Falls Bridge (no telephone number) Open: 06h00-20h00
Zambia: Victoria Falls Bridge (no telephone number) Open: 06h00-20h00

Day 23 Chipata
Today is a long drive through lush country, crossing rivers en-route to Chipata, the gateway to the South Luangwa NP. Zambia is truly African and an adjustment from the more Western ways of Southern Africa.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Camp: Mama Rulas: www.mamarulas.com
Facilities: Shared ablutions, hot showers, bar, internet, pool
Route: Lusaka to Chipata ±580 km
Travel time: ±10-14 hrs (bad roads conditions)

Day 24 South Luangwa National Park
Early in the morning we drive from Chipata to the border of the South Luangwa National Park where we spend the next two nights right on the banks of the Luangwa River. You can often see hippos and other animals from the camp bar. This afternoon we enjoy a sunset game drive in the South Luangwa NP.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Camp: Wildlife Camp: www.wildlifecamp-zambia.com
Facilities: Shared ablutions, hot showers, bar, laundry, drinkable water, swimming pool
Route: Chipata to South Luangwa National Park ±155 km
Travel time: ±3-4 hrs (bad road conditions)
Activity package: Sunset Game Drive in South Luangwa NP

Day 25 South Luangwa National Park
In the morning you have the opportunity to take another game drive. The park is known for its high concentration of leopards and hippos. After lunch we visit the community run tribal textile project and a local village.
Optional Activities: Morning Game Drive and Game Walk.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Camp: Wildlife Camp: www.wildlifecamp-zambia.com
Facilities: Shared ablutions, hot showers, bar, laundry, drinkable water, swimming pool
Activity package: Village and textile visit

Day 26 Lilongwe
Today we depart the South Luangwa National Park and head towards the bustling city of Lilongwe. En route, we will stop at a local market to experience the culture and way of live of the Malawian people.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Camp: Barefoot Lodge www.barefoot-safaris.com/index_files/BarefootLodge.htm
Facilities: Shared ablutions, hot showers, bar, internet
Route: South Luangwa NP to Lilongwe ±305 km
Travel time: ± 8-10 hours
Included Highlights: Visit a local market

Border posts:
Zambia: Chipata / Nwami, Tel: + 265 622 1652, Open: 06h00-18h00.
Malawi: Mchinji, Tel: +265 124 2217, Open: 06h00-18h00.

Day 27/28 Kande Beach
This morning we have the opportunity to participate in a 2 hour city tour, before we take a scenic drive to Kande beach. We will spend the next 2 days enjoying the many optional activities available, such as horse riding and different water sports. We will go on 12 a guided village walk in order to meet the local people and learn more about Malawian life.
Optional Activities: Lilongwe city tour, Scuba diving, snorkeling etc.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Camp: Kande Beach: www.kandebeach.com
Facilities: Shared blutions, hot showers, bar, restaurant
Route: Lilongwe to Kande Beach ± 465 km
Travel time: ± 6-7 hours
Activity Package: Guided village tour

Day 29 Lake Malawi - Chitimba
We travel further north and spend our last day in Malawi at Chitimba beach. Set on a golden sandy beach amongst banana palms and papaya trees, our accommodation for the night is surrounded by the famous Livingstonia and Nyika mountains. 
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Camp: Chitimba: www.chitimba.com
Facilities: Shared ablutions, hot showrs, laundry, internet, shop.
Route: Kande Beach to Chitimba Beach ±170 km
Travel time: ±4-5 hrs

Day 30 Tanzania –Iringa
Today we leave Malawi and enter Tanzania. We ascend out of the Great Rift Valley through some spectacular mountain passes, passing vast tea plantations in the highlands before arriving at our camp outside Iringa. This evening our dinner is a traditional Kihehe dinner in a Kihehe hut (local tribe) or dinner in the famous Mud Ruins restaurant.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Camp: Kisolanza Farm: www.kisolanza.com
Facilities: Shared ablutions, hot showers,bar
Route: Chitimba to Iringa. ±560 km
Travel time: ±12-13 hrs plus border crossing
Included Highlights: Dinner in a local Maasai restaurant

Border posts:
Malawi: Songwe (no telephone), Open: 06h00-18h00.
Tanzania: Chi’zumulu, Tel: +265 15 357 207, Open: 06h00-18h00

Day 31 Mikumi
We leave Iringa today and head north to the Mikumi National Park. Mikumi is home to lion, zebra, wildebeest, impala, buffalo and elephant. Here we have the opportunity to enjoy an optional afternoon game drive through the park.
Optional Activities: Afternoon game drive in Mikumi NP
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Camp: Genesis Motel: no website available
Facilities: Shared ablutions, bar, hot showers
Route: Kisolanza to Mikumi ± 220 km
Travel time: ± 5-6 hours

Day 32 Dar es Salaam
Our journey today brings us out of the cool highland region to the humid Indian ocean coastal city of Dar es Salaam. Meaning ‘house of peace’ in Arabic, Dar es Salaam is the economic and trade capital of Tanzania, but inland Dodoma remains the official capital city. Your tour ends upon arrival in Dar es Salaam.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Own Arrangements
Route: Mikumi to Dar es Salaam ± 370 km
Travel time: ± 4-5 hrs

Inclusions & Exclusions

What’s included:
Meals as indicated on the itinerary (unless otherwise specified, all meals are prepared and served at the Nomad truck), accommodation, registered guides and transport. We also include some of the highlights. These highlights are listed below in the day-by-day descriptions as “included highlights”.

What’s excluded:
All items of a personal nature, alcohol, snacks, souvenirs, tips and optional activities (see list for an indication of prices).

Activity Package
This is an optional payment that covers what we consider to be ‘essential activities’ on our tours. Ideally we would include all of these, but not everyone can afford this. This payment is 100% transparent and is listed below. The Activity Package can be pre-purchased prior to your arrival or through your guide on day 1 of your tour. This dossier has been written with the inclusion of the Activity Package items.
Activities:
Cederberg Guided Walk R250
Guided desert walk with local expert R350
Himba Tribe visit R350
3 day Delta drive in R2100
Chobe National Park boat cruise R500
Vic Falls National Park entry R350
South Luangwa NP sunset game drive R850
Textile village visit South Luangwa R350
Village tour Malawi R150

TOTAL COST: R5250

 

Extra information

Malaria:
Malaria prophylactics are required. Very low risk of malaria
in northern Namibia, but the risk increases to high risk as we travel north to Zimbabwe and East Africa

Health:
Please inform us of any pre-existing conditions such as diabetes or asthma and any prescription medicine you may be taking. We also need to know about any food allergies or physical disability that you may have.

Insurance:
All clients require adequate Travel Insurance. Medical Insurance is not sufficient. Activity providers can refuse participation of activities, if the correct valid Travel Insurance is not provided. Travel insurance can be purchased via the Nomad website www.nomadtours.co.za/travel_insurance.html
(Nomad World travel insurance is in no way affiliated with Nomad Tours)

Visas:
Please note that these are your responsibility. Some nationalities require visas for Namibia and Botswana. Most nationalities will require visas for Zimbabwe and East African countries. Although most nationalities can obtain their visa on the border we prefer that you obtain it before arrival to save time at immigration when crossing from one country to another. Visas for Malawi are not obtainable at the borders. See Pre Departure Booklet for more information.

Climate:
The African sun is very strong. Please use a factor 30 sunscreen and wear a hat. You should drink at least 3 litres of water per day to avoid dehydration. It can also get very cold during winter months on this route. Please see Pre Departure Booklet for detailed information.

Currency and Banking:
South African Rand and US Dollars are the most widely used currency on this route. Credit Cards cannot always be processed – especially in remote areas. USD Notes printed before 2004 (i.e. the old style notes) will not be accepted and many places will not accept USD100 notes, so make sure to bring small notes. In Botswana, the Pula is the local currency. You can change your Rand or Dollars to Pula when you enter Botswana. ATM’s do not always work in Botswana. Please see Pre Departure Booklet for detailed information on each country

Vaccinations:
A Yellow Fever Certificate is required for this tour. Please see the Pre Departure Information booklet for detailed information on vaccinations in Africa.

Onward Travel:
This tour can be linked with the Zanzibar & Serengeti Trek & the Masai Mara & Gorillas tour afterwards.

Pre and Post Tour Accommodation:
If you require accommodation before or after your tour we can arrange this for you. We can also arrange airport transfers – contact your travel agent or Nomad to make these bookings.

Arrival:
Please be sure to arrive 1 day before your tour is due to depart. This will avoid any unforeseen problems.

Departure:
Please book your flight to depart the day after the tour officially ends. This is to account for any delays that we may experience due to unpredictable road conditions.

*Note: All information is subject to change without prior notice. Travel times and campsites can change depending on road or weather conditions, etc. These are used as a guideline only. On our longer tours it is possible that your crew, truck and fellow travelers will change due to our unique tour linking system. On this tour there can be a maximum number of participants of 24.

Did you receive your Pre Departure Information Booklet?
If not please contact us at nomad@nomadtours.co.za and we will e-mail you the document; alternatively visit us at 39 Castle Street, (Corner Castle & Burg Streets), Cape Town, to collect one. You can also download from our website at www.nomadtours.co.za. After hours contact number: +27 (0) 82 578 2199.

Tour Ends:
The tour ends at Protea Hotel Courtyard http://www.proteahotels.com/protea-hotel-courtyard-dar-es-salaam.html. Should you wish to extend your tour for another night, kindly pre book this accommodation through your travel agent or Nomad.

TIPPING ON TOUR:
Southern / East Africa:
In general tipping in restaurants is expected and is around 10% for good service, more if you have received exceptional service, and, feel free not to tip at all if you received poor service. Tipping taxi drivers etc is really at your own discretion and not always expected. If in doubt please ask your guides.

Our guides do work hard but they are also paid at (and often above) industry levels for this work. Our crew can be tipped if you feel that they have done a good job and/or gone above and beyond the call of duty. The best way to arrange tips is to elect one person in the group to collect the money. We recommend USD1-2 (or about R10-R20) per day per person, per guide as a fair tip. So if you have 3-crew on a tour, we would recommend that 3 envelopes are used and each crew member’s name written on one. Place what you feel is fair in to each envelope and the elected person can give these to the crew at the end of the tour. If you do not feel that the crew deserve a tip, please, do not tip them. You must remember that tipping is only for exceptional service and is not at all compulsory or expected.

THE NOMAD AFRICAN TRUST:
www.nomadafricantrust.co.za
At Nomad we are passionate about the people, places and wildlife of Africa that make our tours so special. In order to give back we have set up the Nomad African Trust.
By the end of your tour you may have left-over local currency that you will not be able to change outside of its country of origin. Any assistance you could provide to the trust by donating this left over currency will be appreciated. Thank you for your help and please join our newsletter at the website above to receive regular updates on what we are doing to support our beneficiaries.

GREEN SEATS - TRAVEL RESPONSIBLY IN AFRICA:
Nomad gives you the opportunity to offset your carbon foot print by purchasing a “Green Seat”. If you would like to help Nomad making Africa Greener, simply choose the tick box on your booking form and we will take care of the rest. The Nomad African Trust will plant trees that are ecologically viable and that have very high carbon absorption.
Green Seats can be purchased at departure or on tour with your guide. For more information on our “Green Seats”, please visit www.nomadtours.co.za/nomad_greenseats.html

THANK YOU FOR TRAVELLING WITH NOMAD:
At the end of your tour you will be provided with feedback forms. These forms are confidential and should be given to your crew in a sealed envelope. If you are not sure of the confidentiality of the feedback form please feel free to email us as well on ops@nomadtours.co.za. Please make sure to also complete the feedback form as we use the answers on these forms to improve and maintain our service levels.

Accommodation providers are subject to change without notice, the accommodation listed in this dossier is our preferred supplier, but sometimes due to availability, we are unable to make use of the property listed in this dossier. If we cannot use the accommodation provider as listed we will substitute another property of similar standards.