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32 Days Cape Town to Dar es Salaam [NACVD]

Route:

Cederberg - Namaqualand Area - Namib Naukluft Park - Sossusvlei - Swakopmund - Spitzkoppe - Etosha National Park - Windhoek - Ghanzi - Maun - Okavango Delta - Nata - Chobe National Park - Botswana - Victoria Falls and surrounds - Zimbabwe - Lusaka - Chipata - South Luangwa National Park - Lilongwe - Kande Beach - Lake Malawi - Iringa - Mikumi National Park - Dar es Salaam

Highlights:
Cederberg Mountain Region - Namaqua Land - Fish River Canyon - Namib-Naukluft National Park - Sossusvlei Dunes - Swakopmund - Spitzkoppe - Himba Tribe - Etosha National Park - Windhoek - Ghanzi - Maun - Okavango Delta - Nata - Victoria Falls - Lusaka - Chipata - South Luangwa National Park - Lilongwe - Kande Beach - Chitimba - Tanzania Iringa - Mikumi - Dar es Salaam

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

DETAILS:
Trip Code: NACVD
Length:
32 Days / 31 Nights
Vehicle: Adventure Truck
Min / Max People: 4/24
Departure Point: Please ensure you arrive at the departure point at least 20 minutes before the scheduled departure time.
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, Tanzania. Tel: +255 754 276 178. 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, camping and accommodated clients will be travelling together with a maximum number of participants of 18.

 

Itinerary:

Day 1 - South Africa – Cederberg Mountain Region
Leaving Cape Town, there’s one last photo stop at Table View for a spectacular panorama view of Table Mountain. On the way to the Cederberg we will stop at a local wine farm for a wine tasting, followed by a guided hike in the
Cederberg region. Upon arrival at our accommodation, your guides will give you a full briefing on the tour.
Included Highlight: Wine tasting – Piketberg local wine farm
Meals: Lunch,Dinner
Accommodation: Two Per Room: Citrusdal Country Lodge http://www.citrusdallodge.co.za
Facilities: En-suites Per Room, Hot Showers, Swimming Pool, Bar & Internet
Route: Cape Town to Clanwilliam ±245 km
Travel Time: ±5 hours
Activity Package: Cederberg Guided Walk

Day 2 - Namibia – Gariep (Orange) River
Today we travel through the Northern Cape and Namaqualand, stopping at the remote town of Springbok for any last requirements. After crossing the Namibian border we check into the lovely chalets overlooking the river that forms the border between South Africa and Namibia.
Meals: Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
Accommodation: Two Per Room: Felix Unite Cabanas http://www.felixunite.com/accommodation/cabanas
Facilities: En-suites Per Room, Hot Showers, Swimming Pool, Bar, Internet & Water Not Drinkable
Route: Clanwilliam to Orange River ±470 km
Travel Time: ±8-9 hours plus a border crossing

Border Post:
South Africa: Vioolsdrift, Tel: +27 (27) 277 618 760, Open 24 hours.
Namibia: Noordoewer, Tel: +264 (0) 63 297 122, Open 24 hours.

Day 3 - Namibia – Gariep (Orange) River – Fish River Canyon
This morning there’s the chance to do an optional canoe trip down the Gariep River or to spend some time relaxing at the camp along the river. After lunch we travel north to the Fish River Canyon and take a scenic hike along the rim in order to gain some perspective as to just how large this natural phenomenon is. Later we return to Ai-Ais to check in to our accommodation and enjoy the hot springs.
Meals: Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
Accommodation: Two Per Room: Ai Ais Resort http://www.nwr.com.na/ai_ais_hotsprings_spa.html
Facilities: En-suites Per Room, Hot Showers, Swimming Pool, Bar & Hot Springs
Route: Orange/Gariep River to Fish River Canyon ±255 km
Travel Time: ±4-5 hours
Included Highlight: Scenic walk along the rim of Fish River Canyon
Optional Activity: Half-Day Canoe Trip

Day 4 - Namib-Naukluft National Park
The Namib-Naukluft NP is one of Namibia’s geographic gems and at 50,000km2, is one of the largest parks in Africa. There are massive sand dunes in the Sossusvlei desert area as well as the remarkable landscape. Our lodge is situated outside the park.
Meals: Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
Accommodation: Two Per Room: Hammerstein Lodge and Rest Camp http://www.hammerstein.com.na
Facilities: En-suites Per Room, Hot Showers, Swimming Pool & Bar
Route: Ai Ais to Namib Naukluft ±530 km
Travel Time: ±7-9 hours

Day 5 - Sossusvlei Dunes – Namib-Naukluft National Park
We have a full day in the Namib-Naukluft National Park that starts with a walk up Dune 45 for an amazing view and photo opportunity. Later we will have the opportunity to be transported into Sossusvlei. In the afternoon there is a
short walk into Sesriem Canyon.
Meals: Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
Accommodation: Two Per Room: Hammerstein Lodge http://www.hammerstein.com.na
Facilities: En-suites Per Room, Hot Showers, Swimming Pool & Bar
Route: Hammerstein Lodge to Sesriem ±200 km (round trip)
Travel Time: ±4-5 hours
Included Highlight: Walk into Sesriem Canyon, Hike up Dune 45
Optional Activity: Transfer to Deadvlei


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 Activity: Dinner Out
Meals: Breakfast,Lunch
Accommodation: Two Per Room: Stays @ Swakop http://www.stay-at-swakop.com/
Facilities: En-suites Per Room, Hot Showers, Bar, Internet & Laundry
Route: Hammerstein to Swakopmund ±395 km
Travel Time: ±6-7 hours
Activity Package: Guided desert walk with local expert

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 Activity: Sky Diving, Sandboarding, Quad Biking (2 hours), Dinner Out
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Two Per Room: Stays @ Swakop http://www.stay-at-swakop.com/
Facilities: En-suites Per Room, Hot Showers, Bar, Internet & Laundry

Day 8 - Swakopmund – Khorixas
Today we head inland towards Khorixas, stopping en-route at Spitzkoppe, where we will enjoy some time exploring the enormous granite monoliths with our guide. In the afternoon we will visit the Petrified Forest (might be done the following morning).
Meals: Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
Accommodation: Two Per Room: Igowati Lodge http://www.igowatilodge.com
Facilities: En-suites Per Room, Hot Showers, Swimming Pool, Bar & Curio-shop
Route: Swakopmund to Khorixas ±400 km
Travel Time: ±4-5 plus the time spent visiting sites hours
Included Highlight: Visit the Petrified Forest & Spitzkoppe

Day 9 - Kamanjab – Himba Tribe
Today we journey towards Kamanjab. Driving through Damaraland, we will spend time with some of the semi-nomadic Himba people. The Himba are a pastoral people and are easily recognisable by their unique style of hair and dress.
Activity Package: Himba Tribe Visit
Meals: Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
Accommodation: Two Per Room: Oase Guest House: http://www.oaseguesthouse.com
Facilities: En-suites Per Room, Swimming Pool, Bar & Internet
Route: Khorixas to Kamanjab ±115 km
Travel Time: ±2-3 hours if rainy season, alternative route will be taken due to bad road conditions

Day 10 - 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.
Meals: Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
Accommodation: Two Per Room: Halali http://www.nwr.com.na/etosha_national_park.html
Facilities: En-suites Per Room, Hot Showers, Swimming Pool, Bar, Waterhole, Drinkable Water & Shop
Route: Kamanjab to Etosha National Park ±170 km
Travel Time: ±4-5 hours
Included Highlight: Afternoon game drive in Nomad truck

Day 11 - Etosha National Park
Today we spend the day game viewing through the Etosha National Park from the comfort of our Nomad Truck
Meals: Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
Accommodation: Two Per Room: Okaukuejo http://www.nwr.com.na/etosha_national_park.html
Facilities: En-suites Per Room, Hot Showers, Swimming Pool, Bar, Waterhole, Drinkable Water & Shop
Included Highlight: Full day game drive 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.
Meals: Breakfast,Lunch
Accommodation: Two Per Room: Arebbusch Travel Lodge http://www.arebbusch.com
Facilities: En-suites Per Room, Hot Showers, Swimming Pool, Bar, Laundry, Wireless Internet & Restaurant
Route: Etosha National Park to Windhoek ±430 km
Travel Time: ±7-9 hours
Included Highlight: Short city tour with the Nomad truck, Craft market stop en-route
Optional Activity: Dinner out

Day 13 - Botswana – Ghanzi
After an early start, we say goodbye to Namibia and cross the Botswana border. Later we arrive at our lodge in Ghanzi and this evening we experience some traditional tribal dancing from the local San community.
Meals: Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
Accommodation: Two Per Room: Ghanzi Trail Blazers http://ghanzitrailblazers.wheretostay.na/
Facilities: En-suites Per Room, Hot Showers, Swimming Pool & Bar
Route: Windhoek to Ghanzi ±440 km
Travel Time: ±8-9 hours and a border crossing
Included Highlight: Bushman Tribal dance in evening
Optional Activity: Bushman Walk

Border Post:
Namibia:
Buitepos, Tel: +264 62 560401, Open: 07h00-24h00.
Botswana: Mamanu, Tel: +267 (0) 659 2013/2064, Open: 07h00-24h00

Day 14 - Maun – Okavango Delta
Maun is well known as the gateway to the Okavango Delta. We spend one night in Maun and prepare for this Delta
excursion. Please pack a small overnight bag for your stay in the Okavango Delta. Small planes transport us over this amazing area to our tented camp.Once in the Delta we take a nature walk with a local expert and a guided afternoon boat cruise. If the water level allows there will also be a traditional mokoro (dug-out canoe) trip.

Please note:
If you have not purchased the Activity Package you will stay at the accommodation in Maun during the Delta Excursion on the next two following days.

Meals: Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
Accommodation: Two Per Room: Sitatunga http://www.deltarain.com/index.php?page=sitatunga-camp
Facilities: En-suites Per Room, Hot Showers, Swimming Pool, Bar & Laundry
Route: Ghanzi to Maun ±530 km
Travel Time: ±5-6 hours
Luggage Restriction: 10kg luggage per person, no bottled water allowed on flight, can be purchased at Moremi
Crossing.

Day 15 - Okavango Delta
In the morning we board our planes and head into the Delta. After a wonderful scenic flight we arrive at our base for the next two days. During your time in the Delta we enjoy the best nature has to offer. We go on nature walks and explore the Delta by mokoro traditional canoe (water level dependant). The Delta is truly spectacular and an
unforgettable experience as the wild animals here are not used to people. Simply sitting and relaxing often results in rewarding bird or game viewing.

Please note:
if you have not purchased the Activity Package you will stay at the accommodation in Maun for the following 2 days.

Meals: Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
Accommodation: Meru Tent: Moremi Crossings or Oddballs http://www.gunns-camp.com/moremi_crossing.php
http://www.oddballscamp.com
Facilities: En-suites Per Room, Hot Showers, Bar, Laundry & Shop
Route: Maun to Okavango Delta ±30 min flight
Activity Package: 3 Day Delta Fly In
Luggage Restriction: 10kg luggage per person, no bottled water allowed on flight, can be purchased at Moremi
Crossing

Day 16 - Okavango Delta
Today we will continue exploring the Okavango Delta by mokoro (traditional canoe) and a enjoy a nature walk.
Meals: Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
Accommodation: Meru Tent: Moremi Crossings or Oddballs http://www.gunns-camp.com/moremi_crossing.php
http://www.oddballscamp.com
Facilities: En-suites Per Room, Hot Showers, Swimming Pool, Bar, Laundry & Shop
Optional Activity: Tips for Polers

Day 17 - Nata
We leave the Delta behind us and travel east towards the town of Nata, near the Makgadikgadi Pans. The shady tree canopy surrounding the lodge 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.
Optional Activity: Scenic Flight over Okavango Delta (7 seat plane – time permitting)
Meals: Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
Accommodation: Two Per Room: Nata Lodge or Pelican Lodge
http://www.natalodge.com http://www.pelicanlodgebotswana.com/
Facilities: En-suites Per Room, Hot Showers, Swimming Pool & Bar
Route: Maun to Nata ±230 km
Travel Time: ±3-4 hours

Day 18 - Chobe National Park
After continuing north to Kasane, we enjoy a sunset river cruise on the Chobe River (in the National Park) where
animals such as hippos, buffalo and elephants are plentiful.
Optional Activity: Chobe National Park Game Drive
Meals: Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
Accommodation: Two Per Room: Thebe River Lodge http://www.theberiversafaris.com
Facilities: En-suites Per Room, Hot Showers, Swimming Pool & Bar
Route: Nata to Kasane ±310 km
Travel Time: ±6-8 hours
Activity Package: Chobe National Park Boat Cruise

Day 19 - Zimbabwe – Victoria Falls
On arrival in Victoria Falls 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 as it drops over 100m into the gorge below.
Meals: Breakfast,Lunch
Accommodation: Two Per Room: Elephant Hills Hotel http://www.elephanthillshotel.com
Facilities: En-suites Per Room, Hot Showers, Swimming Pool, Bar, Laundry & Restaurant
Route: Kasane to Victoria Falls ±100 km
Travel Time: ±2 hours and a border crossing
Activity Package: Vic Falls National Park Entry
Optional Activity: Chobe National Park Game Drive, Zambezi Sunset Cruise, Dinner out

Border Post:
Botswana:
Kazangula Road, Tel: +267 62 50320, Open: 06h00-20h00
Zimbabwe: Kzangula Road, Open: 06h00-20h00

Day 20 - Victoria Falls
Today we visit the spectacular Victoria Falls National Park. As we stay in Victoria Falls tonight, you have sufficient time to explore the falls and visit all of the view-points for some great photo opportunities.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Two Per Room: Elephant Hills Resort http://www.elephanthillshotel.com
Facilities: En-suites Per Room, Hot Showers, Swimming Pool, Bar, Internet Café, Laundry & Drinkable Water
Activity Package: Vic Falls National Park Entry
Optional Activity: Full Day Low/High Water River boarding, Full day River boarding, Zambezi Sunset Cruise, Bungee Jump – Solo, Lion Encounter, Elephant Encounter, Helicopter Flights, Full Day White Water Rafting

Day 21 - Victoria Falls
Victoria Falls offers a wide variety of activites from adrenaline, scenic or cultural, from a helicopter flight over the falls, white water rafting down the Zambezi to a intimate encounter with elephants or lions.  Take time today to explore this magnificent town or you can choose to relax around the swimming pool at your accommodation.
Optional Activity: Zambezi Sunset Cruise, Bungee Jump – Solo, Lion Encounter, Dinner out, Elephant Encounter, Helicopter Flights, Full Day White, Water Rafting.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Two Per Room: Elephant Hills Resort http://www.elephanthillshotel.com
Facilities: En-suites Per Room, Hot Showers, Swimming Pool, Bar, Laundry & Restaurant

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: Two Per Room: Eureka Camp http://www.eurekacamp.com/
Facilities: En-suites Per Room, Hot Showers, Swimming Pool & Bar
Route: Victoria Falls to Lusaka ±510 km
Travel Time: ±7-8 hours plus a border crossing

Border Post
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: Two Per Room: Mama Rulas http://www.mamarulas.com/
Facilities: En-suites Per Room, Hot Showers, Swimming Pool, Bar & Internet
Route: Lusaka to Chipata ±580 km
Travel Time: ±10-14 hours (bad road 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: Permanent Tents: Wildlife Camp http://www.wildlifecamp-zambia.com/
Facilities: Hot Showers, Swimming Pool, Bar, Laundry & Drinkable Water
Route: Chipata to South Luangwa National Park ±155 km
Travel Time: ±3-4 hours (bad road conditions)


Day 25 - South Luangwa National Park
In the morning you have the opportunity to take an optional 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 Activity: Safari Walk in South Luangwa National Park, Morning Game Drive in South Luangwa National Park
Meals: Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
Accommodation: Permanent Tents: Wildlife Camp http://www.wildlifecamp-zambia.com/
Facilities: Hot Showers, Swimming Pool, Bar, Laundry & Drinkable Water
Activity Package: Village and Textile Project Visit in South Luangwa

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: Two Per Room: Barefoot Lodge http://www.barefoot-safaris.com/index_files/BarefootLodge.thml
Facilities: En-suites Per Room, Hot Showers, Bar & Internet
Route: South Luangwa National Park to Lilongwe ±305 km
Travel Time: ±8-10 hours and a border crossing
Included Highlight: Lilongwe Local Market Visit

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

Day 27 - 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 a guided village walk in order to meet the local people and learn more about Malawian life.
Optional Activity: Snorkelling, Canoe Rental, One Day Scuba Diving for padi open water course, Scuba Diving
Meals: Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
Accommodation: Two Per Room: Kande Beach http://www.kandebeach.com
Facilities: Hot Showers, Bar & Shared Ablutions
Route: Lilongwe to Kande Beach ±465 km
Travel Time: ±6-7 hours
Activity Package: Village Walk Tour

Day 28 - Kande Beach
Today is free to relax or participate in one of the many optional activities available.
Optional Activity: Dinner at local restaurant – Kande Beach
Meals: Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
Accommodation: Two Per Room: Kande Beach http://www.kandebeach.com
Facilities: Hot Showers, Bar & Shared Ablutions

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: Two Per Room: Chitimba http://www.chitimba.com
Facilities: Hot Showers, Internet, Laundry, Shop & Shared Ablutions
Route: Kande Beach to Chitimba Beach ±170 km
Travel Time: ±4-5 hours

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: Two Per Stable: Kisolanza Farm http://www.kisolanza.com
Facilities: Hot Showers, Bar & Shared Ablutions
Route: Chitimba to Iringa ±560 km
Travel Time: ±12-13 hours plus border crossing
Included Highlight: Dinner in a local Masai Restaurant

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 Activity: Mikumi National Park Game Drive (min 6 clients)
Meals: Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
Accommodation: Two Per Room: Genesis Motel no website available
Facilities: En-suites Per Room, Hot Showers & Bar
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
Accommodation: Own Arrangements / Post tour accommodation can be booked through Nomad.
Route: Mikumi to Dar es Salaam ±370 km
Travel Time: ±4-5 hours















































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, activity package 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. However, we recommend to pre book and pre pay this to ensure room availability in the Okavango Delta.

Activities:
Cederberg Guided Walk R250
Guided desert walk with local expert R350
Himba Tribe Visit R350
3 Day Delta Fly In R8150
Chobe National Park Boat Cruise R500
Vic Falls National Park Entry R350
Sunset Game Drive in South Luangwa National Park R850
Village and Textile Project Visit in South Luangwa R350
Village Walk Tour R150
Total (AP Price) R 11300

 

Extra information

Vehicle
Adventure Truck

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.

Insurance (Compulsory)
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 your consultant.

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 disabilities that you may have.

Vaccinations
A Yellow Fever Certificate might be required for this tour depending on your nationality

Visas
As visa requirements vary considerably from country to country and nationality to nationality, please contact the
various embassies or a visa service agent in your home country to re-check your visa requirements at least 4 weeks prior to travelling.  Please note that visas are the responsibility of the traveller and that Nomad Adventure Tours will not be held responsible for guests being denied entry should they not be in the possession of the relevant visas.
All travellers must be in possession of a valid onward/return air ticket or proof of other means of transport enabling the traveller to leave the country in which your adventure tour passes or terminates.  You should also have proof of sufficient funds (e.g. credit card) to see you through your time in the country.  Should the adventure tour you are joining be re-entering a country, be sure to have a multiple entry visa that enables you to re-enter the country.In some cases visas are available on entry into a country and may be cheaper to do so, however for peace of mind and to speed up the border crossing process, we will always advise you to get your visas prior to your trip if possible.

Malaria
Malaria prophylactics are required throughout this route

MEALS ON TOUR
Breakfast: As breakfast is served very early in the morning (if there is driving or activities to be done) it is a simple but filling breakfast: Tea and coffee, breads and spreads, cereals, yoghurts, fruits and on occasion, when there is time for a later breakfast, guides will serve a hot breakfast of scrambled eggs, porridge, bacon or beans.
Lunch: Lunch is generally served at a picnic spot next to the road en route to a destination. As the guides only have approximately 45 minutes to get everyone off the truck, prepare lunch and then get everyone back on the truck again, lunches consist of sandwiches and salads (rice salad, pasta salad, tuna salad and green salad) which are quick and easy to prepare but which are quite filling. They do have meal plans which they should stick to, to ensure that there is variety on a day to day basis.
Dinner: This is when the guides get time to prepare a delicious meal and they focus on a substantial protein, vegetable and carbohydrate dinner. We serve traditional cuisine consisting of braais (BBQ), potjie (stew), bobotie (mince), spaghetti and fish and chicken dishes. All meals (on both accommodated and camping tours) that are included as per the dossier are prepared at the full service adventure truck. This is a unique adventure in itself where you get to dine under the stars with your new found friends and experience the real sights and sounds of Africa!

TIPPING ON TOUR
African countries: 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. It is expected to tip porters and carguards etc. Ask you r guides how much is appropriate in local currency. 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 into 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.

Green Seats – Travel responsibly in Africa
Nomad gives you the opportunity to offset your carbon footprint 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, with partner projects will plant Spekboom, which are ecologically viable and that have a very high carbon absorption rate. You will receive a certificate of your contribution towards offsetting your carbon footprint while on tour