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Published: August 12th 2008
Nov. 14-15 - Fly from USA to Cape Town, South Africa
Nov. 16 - Arrive Cape Town, South Africa, free time today, tour begins tomorrow morning
Nov. 17 - 18 (Days 1-2 Orange River)
Sitting between the Atlantic Ocean and Table Mountain, Cape Town is a picturesque starting point for the adventure ahead. Take a cultural tour of one of the city's townships and enjoy a traditional lunch before heading off into the wilds of Africa. Stop for the night by the wide waters of the Orange River.
Photo: Cape Town
Nov. 19 (Day 3 Fish River Canyon)
The first stop in Namibia is one of the natural wonders of Africa, the Fish River Canyon. At 500m deep and 160km long, this is the largest canyon in Africa and one of the largest in the world. The photographic opportunities here are endless, at a sharp river bend known as Hell's Corner.
Nov. 20 - 21 (Days 4-5 Namib-Naukluft National Park)
Further north, travel into the desert at the Namib-Naukluft National Park, the oldest desert on Earth and home to soaring, 300m high sand dunes at Sossusvlei. Scramble to the top of sand peaks for dramatic
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sunrise views across a vast sea of sand.
Nov. 22 - 24 (Days 6-8 Swakopmund)
Sandwiched between the ocean and desert, there are a number of optional activities available in Swakopmund, such as quad-biking, sand-boarding and scenic flights. We continue up the Atlantic Coast and visit the Cape Cross Seal Colony, home to 80,000 seals.
Nov. 25 - 28 (Days 9-12 Etosha National Park/Windhoek)
Go on safari in Etosha National Park, camping at night by the park's floodlit waterholes, a chance to stay up late and spot nocturnal wildlife. From Etosha, travel south to Windhoek, Namibia's capital. For a true taste of Germany in Africa, head out to one of the taverns for a flagon of ale.
Nov. 29 - Dec 1 (Days 13-15 Okavango Delta)
Cross the fringe of the Kalahari Desert to the Okavango Delta. Explore the stunning scenery on foot or mokoro (dugout canoe). Among the lily padded waterways and tall grasses, perhaps catch a glimpse of hippos, crocodiles or abundant birdlife. Fall asleep on an island campsite to the sounds of the African bush.
Photo: Kalahari Desert
Dec. 2 - 5 (Days 16-19 Chobe National Park/Livingstone)
Skirt the Makgadigadi Pans en route
Botswana - Okavango Delta
to Chobe National Park, home to some of the largest populations of elephants in Africa. Take a game drive and cruise along the river to spot the majestic fish-eagles. Finish this amazing adventure in Livingstone, gateway to Victoria Falls.
Photo: Victoria Falls
Dec. 6 - Fly home
Fri, Dec. 7 - Arrive home
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