- Camp in the Okavango Delta
Travel by boat to your mobile camp.
See the UNESCO World Heritage site of Twyfelfontein rock engravings and paintings.
- Etosha National Park
Enjoy a full day game drive in Africa's third largest park.
- Fish River Canyon
See the second largest canyon in the world!
- Travel by truck
Travel by safari truck on this memorable journey.
- VIP door to door
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Release your inner adventurer on this epic journey, travelling 3,200 miles
Step aboard your overland safari truck for a journey of a lifetime in the company of a small group.
Travel through South Africa into Namibia, home of famous Fish River Canyon and the Sossusvlei dunes. Head through Damaraland with its petrified forest and the UNESCO World Heritage site of Twyfelfontein rock engravings and then sit back and keep your binoculars at the ready as you enjoy two game drives in mighty Etosha National Park, keeping an eye out for the endangered black rhino.
Camp African-style after drifting through the reeds of the Okavango Delta to your bush camp, and still the adventure continues, until you finally arrive at awe-inspiring Victoria Falls.
7 nights in hotels, 14 in lodges, 2 nights in camps and 2 in flight
49 meals: 23 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 23 dinners
- VIP door-to-door travel service
- Optional travel insurance and additional cancellation rights, or a reduction if not required
- Return flights and transfers
- Sundowner drink at a memorable location
- Porterage at all hotels and lodges
- Local expert guide
Excursions and visits
- Sightseeing tour of Capetown
- Visit to the San Education and Culture Centre
- Visit Fish River Canyon
- Desert settlement of Sesriem
- The dunes of Sossusvlei and clay pan of Deadvlei
- Etosha National Park
- Game drives in Etosha
- Travel into the Okavango Delta by 'mokoro'
- Afternoon game walk in Okavango Delta
- An African cooking lesson
- See the Makgadikgadi Pans
- Game drive in Chobe National Park
- Sunset cruise in Chobe National park
- Visit and guided tour of Victoria Falls
Day 1 UK-Cape Town
After taking Saga's included UK door-to-door travel service to the airport, depart on your overnight flight to Cape Town.
Day 2 Cape Town
Stay two nights at the SunSquare Cape Town Gardens (4Q), close to Table Mountain. D.
Day 3 Cape Town
After breakfast set off for a full-day sightseeing tour of Cape Town. B, D.
Day 4 Cladwilliam
En route to Clanwilliam, one of South Africa's oldest towns, tour the San Education and Culture Centre and have lunch. Stay at the Piekenierskloof Resort (3Q). B,L,D. (Please note departures in 2017 will stay instead at the Clanwilliam Lodge (3Q)).
Day 5 Orange River
Travel through Namaqua and the Richtersveld desert to Namibia. Stay at the Norotshama Lodge (3Q) beside the Orange River, which forms the border between Namibia and South Africa. B, D.
Day 6 Fish River Canyon
Visit Ai-Ais hot springs en route to Fish River Canyon, with some time to explore, before continuing to Canyon Village (3Q+) or Canyon Lodge (3Q+) to stay overnight. B, D.
Day 7 Namib-Naukluft National Park
An eight-hour drive takes you to Namib-Naukluft National Park, visiting the desert settlement of Sesriem en route. Stay two nights at the Desert Quiver Camp (3Q+). B,D. (Please note departures in 2017 will stay instead at either the Namib Desert Lodge (3Q+) or Desert Camp (3Q+)).
Day 8 Namib-Naukluft National Park
A guided walk of Deadvlei reveals the white clay pan, ancient tree 'skeletons' and the salt pan of Sossusvlei. Visit some of the highest sand dunes in the world. B, D.
Day 9 Swakopmund
Drive towards the coast, through Namib-Naukluft Park. Stay two nights at the Zum Kaiser Hotel (3Q+) in Swakopmund. B,D. (Please note departures in 2017 will stay instead at the Swakop Delight (3Q+) in Swakopmund).
Day 10 Swakopmund
At leisure. Perhaps join an optional dolphin cruise. B, D.
After transferring to your boat, set off and cruise the waters as you look out for dolphins that frequent the area all year round. It may also be possible to feed friendly seals on board! Sit back and discover some of the ocean, marine and bird life, and enjoy drinks and a light lunch too.
Day 11 Khorixas
Head for Damaraland and the old capital of Khorixas. Spend two nights at the Damara Mopane Lodge (3Q+). B, D.
Day 12 Khorixas
Look forward to enjoying today at leisure. (Please note subject to road conditions it may be possible to visit the Petrified Forest, UNESCO-listed Twyfelfontein rock engravings, 'Burnt Mountain' and the 'Organ Pipes' – your tour manager will advise at the time.) B,D.
Day 13 Etosha
Head for Etosha National Park, famous for its 130-kilometre-long salt pan. Enjoy a game drive and stay two nights at Etosha Village (3Q+). B,D. (Please note departures in 2017 will stay at either the Etosha Safari Lodge (3Q+) or Etosha Village (3Q+).
Day 14 Etosha
Enjoy a full-day game drive in Etosha National Park, home to the endangered black rhinoceros. B, D.
Day 15 Windhoek
A long drive takes you to Windhoek, Namibia's capital. Stay at the Safari Court Hotel (3Q+). B, D.
Day 16 Ghanzi
Travel to Ghanzi, the 'capital of the Kalahari', and perhaps join an optional bushman walk. Stay at the Tautona Lodge (3Q). B,D. (Please note departures in 2017 will stay at the Kalahari Arms Hotel (3Q)).
Walk with bushmen – members of the ancient San people – whose skills as gatherers and trackers is renowned. Coming chiefly from the Nai Nai bushmen of the central Kalahari Game Reserve area, spend some time in the company of these remarkable people.
Day 17 Okavango Delta
Travel to Maun then on to the mokoro station where you travel by dugout canoe or 'mokoro' through the Okavango Delta, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Spend two nights at a mobile bush camp. Afternoon game walk. B,L,D
Day 18 Okavango Delta
Today, explore on game walks or by mokoro and learn more about the wildlife found here. Relax tonight with an African cooking lesson! B, L, D.
Day 19 Maun
After breakfast, leave your camp by mokoro and return to Maun for a relaxing day at Cresta Rileys Hotel (3Q) where you will stay overnight. B, D
Day 20 Nata
Leave Maun and continue to Nata in central Botswana to stay overnight at Nata Lodge (3Q+) or Pelican Lodge (3Q+). Visit the Makgadikgadi Pan – one of the largest salt pans in the world – and time permitting, the Nata Sanctuary conservation project. B, D.
Day 21 Kasane
Travel to Kasane and stay at Cresta Mowana Lodge (3Q+), on the banks of the Chobe River. B,D.
Day 22 Kasane
Spend the morning relaxing, or take an optional morning game drive. Later look out for elephants on an included game drive in Chobe National Park and enjoy a sunset cruise on the river. B,D.
Your game drive starts around 6am as you climb aboard an open-backed safari vehicle with open seats and set off into the Chobe National Park. As you travel through the wilderness of Botswana's second largest park, watch out for elephants, lion and leopard as well as the varied birdlife that inhabits this stunning landscape.
Please note: Wildlife sightings cannot be guaranteed.
Day 23 Victoria Falls
Perhaps join an optional early morning game drive before setting off for Victoria Falls. Visit the Falls on a guided tour and spend two nights at the Cresta Sprayview Hotel (4Q). B, D.
Rise early and start your day with a game drive in the Chobe Park before departing for Victoria Falls. Travel in an open-backed safari vehicle and look out across the wilderness of Chobe Park as you watch for the rich and varied wild and bird life as the day starts.
Please note: Wildlife sightings cannot be guaranteed.
Day 24 Victoria Falls
Take time out today to relax or explore the town. B, D.
Day 25 - 26 Victoria Falls-UK
Travel to the airport for your overnight return flight to the UK, arriving the following morning for your included door-to-door travel service home. B.
Pre-holiday extension - half board
Before your tour enjoy two further nights in South Africa's capital, staying at the Sunsquare Hotel (4Q) close to Table Mountain.
What to expect...
This fascinating overland safari is suited to those with an adventurous spirit and intrepid nature. You'll travel in a 20-seater truck with comfortable seats and air conditioning, travelling long distances, often over bumpy terrain. While we try to make everything perfect things may not always go to plan and delays or other unexpected events may occur. As you’ll be travelling a vast distance through a variety of locations including wilderness, there will be early starts, and toilet facilities may be very limited. A reasonable level of fitness is required to fully enjoy the tour.