The dramatic landscape of Table Mountain, as it towers over the great cosmopolitan city of Cape Town, is one of the most striking views you’ll encounter on the continent. From this impressive introduction we travel north through the verdant hills of Cederberg and the arid, rocky panorama of the Northern Cape to Namibia. Namibia is one of the great surprises of southern Africa, boasting some of the most spectacular and breathtaking desert scenery on earth. The great sand dunes of the Namib Desert, which rear over 300 metres above the desert floor, are a sight never to be forgotten. When one adds some of the world's most weird and wonderful vegetation, the wild Atlantic coast and the famous rock etchings of Twyfelfontein, it all results in a destination of unparalleled diversity. And as no visit to Africa is complete without viewing wildlife, the famous Etosha National Park provides the perfect opportunity to encounter a great array of animal and bird life, the equal of any in Africa.
When you combine all of this with a visit to an area containing arguably the most amazing wetlands in the world, namely the wonderful Okavango Delta in neighbouring Botswana, the result is an expedition of extraordinary diversity. The Okavango boasts delightful water-based scenery, often in total contrast to the dry and arid lands which surround it, along with some quite exceptional birding – you don’t have to be an enthusiast to be soon enthralled - and the opportunity to see much of the wildlife which Africa is so justifiably famous for. To complete this magical safari we travel to Livingstone in Zambia to view the spectacular Victoria Falls or 'Mosi-oa-Tunya' as it is locally known, meaning 'The Smoke That Thunders'.
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.
Visas and Permits
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. Visa will need to be pre-arranged - please contact your travel agent for assistance.
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.
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).
Australians, Americans, Canadians, British and New Zealanders currently do require a visa for Zambia. A visa can be purchased at the airport or on the border on arrival. The visa must be paid in cash in USD. If you are entering Zambia more than once it is suggested that you request a multiple entry visa. The cost for a single entry visa is US$50 and a double entry visa is US$80. A multiple entry visa must be obtained prior to arrival. A day visa is US$20. If obtaining the visa on arrival, please check that you have been given enough days to cover your stay in Zambia. If you overstay the dates on your visa, then you will be charged an additional US$250 per person, per day. Please ensure you have US dollars cash and that the notes are series 2001 or later in issue.