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Highlights of Africa Cairo

MOROCCO

EGYPT

Marrakesh

Cairo

EGYPT

Egyptian History

Lalibela Church Marrakesh City

Lalibela

Masai Mara Reserve

Lalibela

Masai Tribe

Addis Ababa

Mount Kilimanjaro

Addis Ababa

Kampala

Mountain Gorillas

Equator Gorillas

Serengeti National Park

Masai Mara

Nairobi

Serengeti NP Ngorongoro Crater

Kampala

Equator

Kilimanjaro NP

Zanzibar

Dodoma

Gorillas

Dar es Salaam

Masai Mara

Nairobi

Serengeti NP Ngorongoro Crater South Luangwa NP

South Luangwa NP

Lilongwe

Ngorongoro Crater

Dar es Salaam

Livingstone Victoria Falls

INDIAN OCEAN

Bazaruto Archipelago

Windhoek

Lake Malawi

Vilanculos

Tropic of Capricorn

Namib Naukluft NP

Okavango Delta

Antananarivo

Okavango Delta

Himba Tribes Swakopmund

Zanzibar Island

Zanzibar

Dodoma

Lusaka

INDIAN

OCEAN Kilimanjaro NP

South Kruger NP Luangwa NP

Gaborone

Sossusvlei Dunes

Maputo

Johannesburg

Lilongwe

Maseru

Lusaka

DR AK EN SB ER G

Fish River Canyon

Durban

Livingstone

ATLANTIC OCEAN Cape Town

Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls

Antananarivo

Port Elizabeth

Okavango Delta

Himba Tribes Swakopmund

Windhoek

Vilanculos

Tropic of Capricorn

Himba Tribe Namib Naukluft NP

Bazaruto Archipelago

Kruger NP

Gaborone

Sossusvlei Dunes

Maputo Johannesburg Maseru

DR AK EN SB ER G

Fish River Canyon

Lemur

Durban

Namib Desert

ATLANTIC OCEAN Cape Town

Port Elizabeth

Bazaruto Island

Garden Route

Cederberg Region Cape Town

Kruger National Park


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Southern Africa Days Tour Name

TYPE

Tour Code

Countries Visited

4  The Kruger Big 5 

C&A

NJJ, NAJJ 

South Africa 

PAGE

5

Best of Zimbabwe 

C&A

NZZ, NAZZ 

Zimbabwe, South Africa 

7

The Garden Route - North & South 

C&A

NCP, NPC, NACP, NAPC 

South Africa 

20-21

7

Swaziland & Kruger - North & South 

C&A

NDJ, NJD, NADJ, NAJD 

South Africa, Swaziland 

22-23

13 

Garden Route & Lesotho - North & South 

C&A

NCD, NDC, NACD, NADC 

South Africa, Lesotho 

24-25

15 

Lesotho, Swaziland & Kruger - North & South 

C&A

NPJ, NJP, NAPJ, NAJP 

South Africa, Lesotho, Swaziland 

26-27

20 

South African Explorer - North & South 

C&A

NCJ, NJC, NACJ, NAJC 

South Africa, Lesotho, Swaziland 

28-29

8

Escape to Mozambique 

C&A

NMZ, NAMZ 

Mozambique 

30

14 

Discover Mozambique 

C&A

NJMJ, NAJMJ 

South Africa, Swaziland, Mozambique 

31

7

Desert Explorer - North & South 

C

NCS, NSC 

South Africa, Namibia 

32

7

Desert Explorer 

A

NACS 

South Africa, Namibia 

33

8

Delta & Chobe Trail - North & South 

C

NWV, NVW 

Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe 

34

8

Delta & Chobe Trail 

A

NAWV 

Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe 

35

12 

Best of Namibia - North & South 

C

NCW, NWC 

South Africa, Namibia 

36

12 

Namibian Experience 

A

NACW 

South Africa, Namibia 

37

14 

Desert & Delta - North & South 

C

NSV, NVS 

Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe 

38

14 

Desert & Delta 

A

NASV 

Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe 

20 

Cape Town to Victoria Falls 

A

NACV 

South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe 

40-41

20 

Cape Town to Victoria Falls - North & South 

C

NCV, NVC 

South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe 

42-43

6

Botswana Highlights - North & South 

C&A

NMV, NVM, NAMV, NAVM 

Botswana, Zimbabwe 

44-45

8

Okavango & Chobe Trail - North & South 

C&A

NJV, NVJ, NAJV, NAVJ 

South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe 

46-47

13 

Delta, Chobe & Kruger 

C&A

NJBK, NAJBK 

South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe 

48

17 

Okavango, Zimbabwe & Kruger 

C&A

NDVJ, NADVJ 

South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe 

49

9

Best of Zimbabwe & Kruger 

C&A

NZJJ, NAZJJ 

South Africa, Zimbabwe 

50

19 

Best of Zimbabwe & Mozambique 

C&A

NZJM, NAZJM 

South Africa, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Mozambique 

51

26 

Four Country Trek 

C&A

NCVZJ, NACVZJ 

South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe 

52-53

26 

Cape to Kruger 

C&A

NCVJ, NACVJ 

South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe 

54-55

36 

Cape to Vic & Mozambique 

C

NCVM 

South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Mozambique 

56-57

42 

Southern Circle 

C

NCC 

South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Lesotho 

58-59

18 19

39

Eastern Africa 10 

Zanzibar & Serengeti Trek - North & South 

C&A

NDN, NND, NADN, NAND 

Tanzania, Kenya 

62-63

11 

Vic Falls & Malawi - North & South 

C&A

NVD, NDV, NAVD, NADV 

Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania 

64-65

21 

East African Adventure - North & South 

C&A

NVN, NNV, NAVN, NANV 

Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania, Kenya 

66-67

4,7 

Treasures of Tanzania, Discover Kenya 

C

NTS, NMN 

Tanzania, Kenya 

68

11 

Best of Kenya & Tanzania 

C

NNN 

Tanzania, Kenya 

69

7

Gorilla Encounter 

C&A

NKK, NAKK 

Uganda 

70

14 

Masai Mara & Gorillas 

C&A

NMG, NAMG 

Kenya, Uganda 

71

Multi Country & Exotic Africa 19 

Delta to Dar es Salaam - North & South 

C&A

NJZ, NZJ, NAJZ, NAZJ 

South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania 

72-73

29 

Johannesburg to Nairobi - North & South 

C&A

NJN, NNJ, NAJN, NANJ 

South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania, Kenya 

74-75

35 

East Africa & Gorillas 

C&A

NVMG, NAVMG 

Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda 

76-77

42 

Cape Town to Nairobi - North & South 

C&A

NCN, NNC, NACN 

South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania, Kenya 

78-79

32 

Cape Town to Dar es Salaam - North 

C&A

NCVD, NACVD 

South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania 

80

56 

Best of Africa - North 

C&A

NCMG, NACMG 

South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda 

81

9

Egyptian Nubian Adventure 

A

NENA 

Egypt 

82

9

Moroccan Mosaic 

A

NEMM 

Morocco 

83

8

Kilimanjaro Trek 

C&A

NMM, NAMK 

Tanzania 

84

11 

Madagascar, Ethiopia, Dive Safari 

A

NMAD, NETH, SADS 

Madagascar, Ethiopia, South Africa, Mozambique 

85

C = Camping | A = Accommodated

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What does Nomad do? Dear Fellow Travellers Welcome to the new Nomad brochure. Thank you for taking the time to explore some of our travel options for 2014. Our website of course, covers everything we have on offer, so please take a look further online. I am very pleased to announce that 2013 was a fantastic year for us and we can only thank our agents and clients from the bottom of our hearts for all the support. Not only did we break all previous records in terms of sales but, more importantly, we sent more people home, more happy, than ever! As a result we have been able to extensively upgrade our already cutting edge fleet of vehicles and equipment. Nomad has again expanded our area of operation to include Egypt and Morocco, taking the number of countries in Africa we operate in, to a record sixteen. In addition, our FIT or Tailormade department has grown tremendously and we have expanded our services as a result. With this growth we have been able to capitalise on improved rates and continue to offer great value service to our clients across a broader range of services. As a result of the increasing demand for our scheduled tour seats we have added 52 additional departures for our 2014 year which should take care of any availability concerns for the year. So, all in all, Nomad is moving onwards and upwards and for that we are deeply grateful. I hope to be able to report the same again next year. From our side, we will continue to work hard to ensure that we continue to deliver the best value experiences available anywhere in Africa. See you on the road! Alex Rutherford Founder and Managing Director of Nomad

Tours and safaris Camping and Accommodated - What’s the difference? Camping tours On our Camping tours you will be staying in large, 2-man canvas tents (with built in mosquito net). You will put them up and take them down, and because of the design of the tents this is a very easy task that you will quickly master. Everyone receives a camp mattress for the duration of the tour. All you need to provide is your own sleeping bag and towel. Single supplements are available on camping tours. This means that you do not share a tent (the guides will assist you with putting it up and taking it down) and when we stay in accommodation you will have a single room. Accommodated tours Our Accommodated tours combine all of the outdoors and adventure that the camping trips bring, with the main difference being that you sleep in a bed rather than a tent. All you need to bring is your own towel. This accommodation varies from place to place, making use of hotels, hostels, lodge style bungalows, chalets, permanent tented safari camps and traditional huts. If you are booking one of our accommodated tours alone you are required to pay the single supplement.

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Small Group Tours Imagine double seats for everyone, window access and personalised attention from the guides for a surprisingly small additional cost. On average, Nomad Small Group departures are only about 15% more expensive than our regular departures. Launched in 2012, one of the unique features of the Nomad Small Group departures is that they are run on our standard vehicles. What this means is that the groups are limited to 12 passengers in a 24 seater vehicle. Read more about our Small Group tours on page 6.

FIT or Independent Travellers Our specialised FIT department can pretty much cater to any requirement you may have and can assist you to put together the dream holiday of a lifetime, whatever your budget. Our extensive experience ensures we have access to most options and our size means we can secure fantastic rates.

Group or Charter Tours Our experience and expertise throughout Africa allows Nomad to be able to create unique group tours for any number of travellers. We regularly do this for both private individuals and companies. For these tours we offer a range of transport options from our standard Adventure Trucks, to minivans, 4x4’s and even trains and planes. From 2 star to 5, we do it all. Contact us to find out how surprisingly affordable a private tour can be.

If you dream of having an authentic African adventure, a Nomad tour is one of the best ways to achieve it. We organise and plan everything for you, leaving you free to relax and really enjoy your African experience. Dive Tours In 2010 Nomad Adventure Tours and Lutwala Dive combined efforts to create a selection of Southern African dive tours. The spirit of this was to provide diving focused travellers with sensational diving tours whilst still taking in the land based highlights that Africa has to offer. Lutwala Dive brings PADI 5* IDC diving professionalism and extensive diving experience and training. This partnership results in both companies focusing on their strengths and providing guests with a truly once in a lifetime African dive tour. With all our tours you will be looked after from the moment of departure to the moment the tour ends. Accommodation, travel, meals and diving organisation will be taken care of, leaving you to simply relax and get the most from your African experience. With a wide selection of optional activities, non diving family members or partners can be kept entertained and divers will have opportunities to immerse themselves in land based action as well as that under the water. With several tour options available ranging from a handful of days through to epic adventures, Nomad and Lutwala are sure you will find a tour that suits you. We are happy to tailor tours to suit specific needs or wants and will happily create a tour that meets your desired level of accommodation, travel and involvement.

Other services Pre and Post Tour Accommodation We can recommend and book a number of hotels for you. These properties are usually very close to our departure/end points and will make planning your trip almost stress-free.

Airport Transfers Nomad also organizes airport transfers, which can be arranged before your tour or at the end of your tour.

Transits Our Journey to Johannesburg transit is the cheapest way to get from Victoria Falls to Johannesburg. We’re not going to lie to you and tell you that this is the most epic adventure ever, it is merely a way to get from Victoria Falls to Johannesburg so that you can continue on to the Kruger National Park, Discover Mozambique or South African Explorer tours.

Day Tours Nomad also offers a carefully selected list of Day Tours in and around the major cities of Africa. See our website www.nomadtours.co.za for more details.


How do Adventure Tours work? Travelling with Nomad means friendship, fun and adventure plus the security that group travel brings. Our unrivalled experience in Africa also ensures your holiday is well planned to make the most of our spectacular continent. All Nomad adventures are ‘off the beaten track’ and the emphasis is on the journey, as well as the destination. Unexpected events are part of the package and often add to your real-Africa experience.

Who should, and does, go on an Adventure Tour? Adventure Tours are for people who have a zest for life and a lust for adventure. If you have an interest in people, places, animals and adventure, then these tours are for you. Our groups come from all walks of life, and consist of various nationalities. Although there are often couples and groups of friends together, most travellers are single and the male-female mix generally works out equally. Experience has shown us that our adventure trips are suitable for the majority of travellers from ages 16 to 65. However, we do accept children from 8 years and people older than 65 years because we believe age is a state of mind.

What to expect Each day in Africa is new and exciting. A portion of the day is spent travelling from one place to another. The tours can cover large distances and include plenty of highlights. A typical day with us starts at sunrise, making the most of every minute. Lunches are normally informal affairs on the side of the road or at a local picnic spot. Evenings are spent socialising and relaxing at camp. Our guides do most of the work, and your participation in camp chores is limited to taking turns to assist with washing-up duties, putting up and taking down your tent and loading your bags. We include a camp assistant on most tours. Vegetarians are easily catered for and are always impressed by our varied menu. Our guides can produce miracles on a camp stove. Special dietary requirements can be met by special request.

The best equipment between camping or accommodated options and finally, the duration of your trip. One week, two weeks, three weeks or longer. Although Nomad offers over 100 different tours by following these steps your choices will be reduced to around 6 or 7 options.

What’s included, what’s not, and why? Let’s face it, there is no such thing as an ‘all-inclusive tour’. There are always extra activities that you can do but at Nomad there are no hidden costs and you remain in control of your choices and finances.

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What’s included? Transport in our specialised vehicles, the services of two qualified guides, meals, accommodation, specified activities and most National Park fees.

What’s not included? Visas, vaccinations, items of a personal nature, alcohol, drinks, snacks, activity packages and optional activities.

What is the Activity Package (AP) for? This is an optional additional 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 within the itinerary of the tour. If you cannot afford it, or do not want to do the AP, rest assured that your tour will remain uninterrupted and meals and the services of the guides will continue. All the itineraries in this brochure are written with the Activity Packages included.

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Once you have booked with Nomad we will send you a Tour Dossier and a detailed Pre-Departure Information document. At Nomad we design our tours to be as flexible as possible so you can experience Africa in your own way. You can customise your itinerary by mixing and matching the adventures we offer. Tell us what you want and we will make it happen for you.

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How to decide which tour: Often people who are not experienced with Africa and/or Adventure tours find the amount of information and choices confusing. To simplify matters we suggest the following : Decide on whether you want to visit East or Southern Africa. Simply put, the South is ideal for first time visitors to Africa as it is generally an easier journey with better infrastructure, while East Africa requires a more “rough & ready” attitude. Check our highlights pages to help make your decision. Then decide

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Why choose Nomad? Choosing the right adventure company is important for the success of your visit to Africa. It can be the difference between the trip of a lifetime or a complete nightmare. Adventure companies are not all the same.

Nomad the Company Nomad’s story began over 17 years ago when Alex Rutherford, founder and owner of Nomad, undertook a trans-Africa expedition lasting almost a year. On that journey he encountered numerous companies offering trips to Africa. A void was noticed between strictly budget tours and the more upmarket operations. It was on that trip that the founding principle of Nomad was formed: Do it better and do it for less.

Our Reputation

In those days we had one truck, 2 employees and one departure a month. Over the years we’ve grown to a fleet of around 38 vehicles, 130 staff and 50 scheduled departures a month all over Africa.

Nomad is one of the largest adventure tour companies in Africa, with a long and productive history in the industry. We have been respected as a professional and legitimate operation for over 16 years:

Our success rests on consistently maintaining high standards in all aspects of our operation, while still retaining the magic and passion that saw us grow so successfully. We have not forgotten the lessons learned in the early days. Still wholly independent, we remain ownermanaged and operated ensuring passionate attention to quality tours every single day.

We pride ourselves on the consistently high quality of our service and product. The best endorsement for our tours is the feedback we receive from satisfied clients - around the world our reputation has been established by word of mouth and that’s the greatest compliment we could ask for! Please see our website www.nomadtours.co.za to view feedback from our previous travellers.

Nomad - Market Leaders

33 Over 76 500 clients 33 More than 27 million kilometres covered. Averaging 2 million kilometres and over 650 tours a year – our experience is unrivalled.

33 More than 8400 tours run to date 33 130 loyal and dedicated staff

African Operators are best! We are extremely proud to be 100% African owned and managed. Living and working every day in Africa means that our finger is directly on the pulse of the continent. This ensures you receive the best Africa has to offer. Every cent we earn is spent in Africa - creating jobs! By choosing Nomad you ensure that a large number of Africans are directly employed.

Vehicles & Equipment Nomad has the newest and most modern fleet of vehicles around. Trucks are renewed on a regular basis. Our 38 Adventure Vehicles are amongst the finest ever built for this purpose. They are designed with safety in mind and we run a state-of-the-art workshop according to the highest standards. To this end, Nomad acquired 5 new replacement vehicles in 2013 and have 3 more scheduled for 2014.

Social responsibility Green Seats

Our Mission Statement

Nomad has developed “Green Seats” - You can choose to offset the carbon created on your tour by simply ticking a box on your booking form or by letting your agent know. Read more on page 10.

Most companies have a mission statement. For many, they are just words. Read below to see how Nomad lives and breathes its mission statement.

33 Quality of product & value for money 33 Responsibility & accountability 33 Fun & adventure 33 Integrity & honesty 33 Service Excellence & efficiency 33 Employment & opportunity

This makes us big enough to rely on, but small enough to care. No one invests more than we do into guides, trucks, equipment or infrastructure.

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Nomad constantly strives to “give back” to Africa. We are very aware of our impact on the environment and communities we visit. We have founded a non-profit Trust to preserve and uplift the people, places and animals of this continent. Read more about the Nomad African Trust on page 11.

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The success of any tour always depends heavily on the passion and commitment of the guides. It is with this in mind that we recruit, train and manage our crew to the highest standards. Nomad guides are known across Africa as great leaders, chefs and drivers by all who come into contact with them.

Most of Nomad’s tours run in a North or South direction or are Round Tours. This ensures we offer the best connections with regards to flights and tour extensions.

Tour Operations Nomad has over 75 years collective experience ensuring we run exceptional tours that balance safety and reliability with fun and adventure, and deliver some of the best-value experiences available on the African continent.

Nomad – The Tours Tour Choices We offer the best variety of overland tours throughout Southern and East Africa. We cover 16 countries: South Africa, Lesotho, Swaziland, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia, Madagascar and introducing 2 new destinations, Egypt & Morocco. With our unique tour linking system, almost any combination of tours is possible. We have over 120 different route options available for you.

Tour Prices There are no hidden costs in our tour prices; what you see is what you get. When you compare our prices, including any Activity Packages or local payments, Nomad is always the best value for money. We do not have food kitties as seen with other adventure tour operators.

Guaranteed Departures Many of Nomad’s departures are guaranteed departures. The rest have a minimum of 4 clients required to confirm the tour. Fortunately, it is very rare that Nomad has to cancel bookings. Feel free to enquire about passengers booked when enquiring on any date.

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Foreign Language Tours Nomad has always been the premier foreign language tour operator. All our scheduled tours are conducted in English but on selected departures we offer a German (G) speaking crew member to act as translator.

Tour Linking Our unique tour linking system enables clients to mix and match various tour options allowing you to shorten tours or add tours together to make trips more personalised and unique.

Maximum Passengers Unlike a lot of competitors, all of our routes except the Cape to Vic Falls camping and Karoo, Kalahari & West Coast tours (maximum of 24 clients), have a maximum of 18 clients only. Our small groups have a maximum of 12.

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Tour Durations Nomad offers tours ranging from 2 to 59 days in duration. This means that we cater to people with all types of requirements in terms of time and will have something for everyone, no matter what your constraints are.

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Tour Dates Nomad runs over 650 tours a year. Most tours run weekly or twice monthly. Our availability means that there will almost certainly be a date suitable for you to travel on. Interacting with locals

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Small Groups Imagine double seats for everyone, window access and personalised attention from the guides for a surprisingly small additional cost. On average, Nomad small group departures are only about 15% more expensive than our regular departures.

Nomad Small group departures are limited to a maximum of 12 passengers. The good news is that we operate these tours in our standard 24 seater Adventure Trucks. As we like to say, 12 people in a 12 seater vehicle is not a small group. Space is at a premium and a big advantage of small groups should be space and room to stretch out. 12 people in 24 seater offers all that and more. The other good news is that all our Small Group departures run on the same routes as our normal tours.

As we have been running these exact routes for the last 15 years, Nomad can assure you of a quality tour that represents the best these areas have to offer and excellent value for money, a cornerstone of all Nomad products. But the best news of all is that the Small Group tour prices are on average only 15% more expensive than regular departures, offering incredible value for money!

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The following routes are available with small group departures: Cape Town to Vic Falls Our premier tour represents some of the best touring opportunities in Africa. From desolate deserts, lush waterways in the Okavango Delta, to the deafening thunder of Victoria Falls, this trip has it all.

South African Explorer Welcome to the Rainbow Nation! South Africa is rightly renowned as a world in one country. The highlights are too numerous to mention. Suffice to say, a trip to South Africa is one not to be forgotten easily.

Delta and Chobe Trail A short but dramatic tour of the highlights of Botswana. The winding waterways of the Okavango Delta are magical and the

game viewing in Chobe National Park is breathtaking. End the trip besides the majestic Victoria Falls.

Kruger National Park One of the world’s greatest parks, Kruger is world famous for good reason. Spectacular game viewing is topped off with the magnificent sights of the Panorama Route including the Blyde River Canyon, God’s Window, Bourkes Luck Potholes and the Three Rondavels.

Mozambique This tour combines the spectacular game viewing experiences available in the Kruger National Park, the breathtaking vistas of the Panorama Route and the fantastic beaches, snorkelling and diving of Mozambique. The Whale Shark encounters are unique.

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Tour code: NACJ

R19 950 p Indicates Small Group tour price.

Sgl Supp: R3 450 Optional AP: R1 950 p Small Group: R24 950 Length: 20 days / 19 nights Meals incl: B x 19, L x 15, D x 17

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Start: Cape Town End: Johannesburg Frequency: Twice a month Min / max people: 4 / 18 Min / max people (SG): 4 / 12

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Share with us online Connect with us When we started Nomad back in the 1990’s it was rare to have any contact with our clients once they had travelled with us. Quite often past clients returned, years later, and did another tour, so we knew they had enjoyed the first one. Sometimes they sent us letters or postcards! Time has passed, we have always had feedback forms for clients, but once the trip is over most people are busy moving on to whatever comes next... back to work, another country, a volunteer placement, back to studies, back to retirement! So this is a reminder to please share those pictures, thoughts and videos before you get back to the real world again. Our guides appreciate it, we appreciate it and our past, present and future travellers appreciate it. You will find Nomad on Tripadvisor, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, YouTube, Instagram, LinkedIn, Flickr and several other forums.

You probably looked Nomad up using one, or many, of these social networks before you travelled. All we ask is that when you have travelled with us that you please post some photos/ video/thoughts with us and others. Mention our guides, they love getting feedback and let others know what to expect on a Nomad tour. If you have a blog, send it to us, we may ask to share it with our online network. We have a new website launching in 2014 and we always prefer to use photos, feedback and video from our past travellers. Its honest, authentic and gives our future travellers the best idea of what to expect. And, if you want to do things the old fashioned way, send us a postcard! The address is PO Box 2600, Somerset West, 7130, South Africa. We all look forward to hearing from you.

Transit - Journey to Johannesburg South Camping Tour code: NTVJ

R995 Sgl Supp: N/A

Day 1 Victoria Falls to Palapye / Martinsdrift After an early departure from Victoria Falls, we drive south through Botswana to Palapye, where we will spend the night at a lively campsite. Optional activities: South African Meal / All Meals. Day 2 Palapye / Martinsdrift to Johannesburg Another early departure, we enter into South Africa. Covering the next 450 – 550 km on sealed roads we should get to Johannesburg as early as possible, although we do not recommend booking onward flights or travel on this day.

Victoria Falls

This transit departs every Tuesday and Saturday.

Optional AP: N/A p Small Group: N/A Length: 2 days / 1 night Meals incl: N/A Starting point: Victoria Falls Ending point: Johannesburg Frequency: Twice a week Min / max people: 2 / 18

Johannesburg

Accommodated Tour code: NATVJ

R1 150 Sgl Supp: R150 Optional AP: N/A p Small Group: N/A Length: 2 days / 1 night Meals incl: N/A Starting point: Victoria Falls Ending point: Johannesburg Frequency: Twice a week

Relaxing in our sp acious tent

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Pre & Post Hotel

Min / max people: 2 / 18

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Vehicles & Equipment At Nomad, we’re VERY passionate about our vehicles! They are amongst the finest in Africa. We have always been at the cutting edge of adventure vehicle design and our vehicles are constantly being upgraded and renovated to ensure they remain the best. We are happy to announce the acquisition of 5 new replacement trucks in 2013 and a scheduled purchase of three more replacement vehicles for 2014 ensuring the Nomad fleet leads the way into the future.

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View towards front

Tables

East African Safari vehicles Not all of our tours are operated on adventure vehicles. For some of our tours we use smaller safari vehicles, such as the ones pictured. These are able to travel on much rougher terrain than the larger trucks. Unlike the trucks these vehicles are not built for long distance travel, but they are ideal for game viewing.

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Our workshop - the backbone of Nomad The Nomad workshop operates out of a state of the art specialised vehicle workshop. Our trucks are fully maintained and the bodies are lovingly built in our workshop. Your safety and comfort are our first priority. After all, most tours cover large distances and much time is spent in the trucks, more reason to ensure they are the best.

Seats & Lockers The kitchen

Mattresses

Our w orksho p

Our Equipment Sleeping under African stars on your comfortable foam mattress, in a 2-man large dome tent (with built in mosquito net), is the best way to experience the thrill of bush camping. Sitting on your camp chair around a roaring fire is the perfect way to end your day’s adventures.

Each truck is fitted with: Tent storage

33 Freezers to keep food fresh in the African heat 33 Individual seats with seatbelts and ample leg-room 33 Overhead luggage racks 33 Lockers for your backpacks (Âą35cm sq, 80cm deep) 33 A safe for your valuables 33 A first aid kit is on hand for emergencies 33 Reading material (fiction & field guides), games and recreational gear to keep you well entertained

Accessible entrance

33 I-pod/MP3 player 33 Charging facilities for cameras, batteries etc 33 PA System 33 Kitchen and stove 33 Water tank 33 Cooler box 33 Table for food preparation & meals 33 Hand-dishwashing facilities 33 And much more

The rough road

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Green Seats

green OFFSET YOUR seats CARBON footrint!

Making Africa Greener

What is your Carbon Footprint all about? Carbon Dioxide (CO2) is a greenhouse gas that significantly contributes to global warming. To help combat Making the CO2 emissions generated on Nomad tours, Africa Greener The Nomad African Trust has developed a Carbon Offset project to allow travellers to offset the CO2 their trip generates. Plant growth absorbs CO2 from the atmosphere and planting vegetation is a key and sustainable way to reduce unnaturally high atmospheric carbon levels caused by man. One of the best plants when it comes to carbon absorption is Spekboom (commonly known as Elephant’s Food). How does it work? The Nomad African Trust administers all the funds collected and manages the project in conjunction with a number of planting partners. Clients can offset their trip’s carbon footprint by buying a “Green Seat” which results in the planting of Spekboom. Clients are then issued with an e-certificate with further information and verification details. This project not only reduces global warming but also benefits local ecosystems and communities by protecting the soil, reducing water loss, improving biodiversity and generating employment.

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What is Spekboom? Spekboom is an evergreen succulent shrub that can reach a height of 2,5m and occurs mainly in the South-Eastern Cape, especially around Baviaanskloof and the Addo Elephant National Park. It has enormous carbon storing capabilities and its capacity to offset harmful carbon emissions is equivalent to that of moist, subtropical forest. The use of Spekboom delivers the most value for money in carbon capturing terms, and it also has the most significant ecological benefits in terms of replenishing degraded areas.

Images: Rhodes Restoration Research Group


Nomad African Trust

www.nomadafricantrust.co.za

OUR VISION IS THAT OF A LAND, WHERE PEOPLE LIVE IN

HARMONY WITH THE EARTH, AND ALL THE CREATURES THAT LIVE UPON IT”. The Nomad African Trust was established in 2008 by Alexander Rutherford, founder & owner of Nomad.

OUR APPROACH In deciding how to proceed with the vision of the Trust we had to determine how we were going to approach the multitude of challenges facing Africa every day. We came up with these guiding principles: PEOPLE, PLACES & ANIMALS. To date we have been able to see positive results in our efforts and approach. Our continuing aim is to obtain funding from players in the tourism industry and other related sectors, in order to help and protect the very people, places and animals that these parties earn their living from. As such we are able to provide focussed and specific help across these three fronts. Through this we have been able to effect real change by ensuring funding is spent in The such a way so as to create permanent and long lasting Founded in 2008, Nomad African Trust is benefits a to our beneficiaries.

non-profit organisation that aims to preserve and

PEOPLE

Many organisations focus on uplifting through modernisation, education and the like. While these are noble uplift the people, places and animals of this efforts we believe without jobs these drives are bound to fail. And so it is that we continue to focus heavily on job creation and skills development. We also target basic human needs like food, shelter and health care magnificent continent. which, in Africa, are all too often found wanting. Another focus on our drive is to continue to support and help uplift rural communities as we believe that the source of many of the problems facing Africa lie in the challenges facing these rural areas. Aside from funding projects undertaken by our beneficiaries in these rural communities, the Green Seats initiative, through our planting partners, creates long term employment for the communities Dplanting r a wsites. i n g h e a v i l y o n N o m a d ’s k n o w l e d g e , near the

PLACES experience

and expertise in Africa, the Trust

Instead of the sole focus being on only the remote wild lands of Africa we tend to focus more on the urban environment and theirproviding immediate surroundings. Areas of successful tourism operationscauses, are for the most part intends assistance to deserving already protected by their position in the spotlight. It is the lesser known places of Africa that often need the greatest help and exposure. believe that diversity should remain one of the most treasured characteristics quickly and We effectively. of this beautiful planet.

ANIMALS Again, a huge amount of focus is already placed on the select few animals that generate the most interest. Nomad has been approaching all its partners in Although we are involved in anti-poaching initiatives and the protection of these creatures, our objective is also to assist with some of the lesser known animals in dire need of help. Our intention is to get involved in the breeding tourism to ofjoin us into their furthering this cause. From programmes and relocation these species natural habitats and to restore these various regions to their former glory. One way we have been able to contribute to habitat restoration is through the Green Seats initiative.

Agents and Clients to Operators and Suppliers,

For more information please contact us on info@nomadafricantrust.co.za or visit our website at www.nomadafricantrust.co.za

we appeal to you all to support this drive and help

OUR BENEFICIARY PROJECTS:

make a difference. www.capeleopard.org.za

www.zisize.org

www.magwavolunteers.wordpress.com

www.edgeofafrica.com

*In addition to the fixed beneficiary projects above, Nomad African Trust selects a Western Cape based N.P.O for every quarterly payment that is made. This ensures that we do our part to contribute to the upliftment of the communities directly surrounding and effected by our operation.

www.projectrhinokzn.org

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2014 Rand Rack Rates

Valid from 01 January 2014 to 31 December 2014

2014 Camping Adventure Tours p = Small group tours are also available on the camping tours (except Cape To Vic Falls), refer to page 15 for these prices.

green seats

Making Africa Greener

GREEN SEATS: An initiative by Nomad Tours that allows clients to travel responsibly in Africa and to offset their carbon footprint. If you would like to help make Africa Greener, simply choose the appropriate box on your booking form and we will take care of the rest. (Optional)

Making SOUTHERN AFRICA: Africa Greener

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DAYS 2 p 4 5 6 6 7 p 7 p 7 p 7 p 7 7 p 8 8 8 p 8 8 p 8 p 8 9 9 12 12 13 p 13 p 13 p 13 14 14 p 14 p 15 p 15 17 19 p 20 20 20 20 p 25 p 26 26 36 42

CODE NTVJ NJJ NZZ NMV NVM NSC NCS NPC NCP NJD NDJ NVJ NJV NVW NWV NMZ NDP NPD NCKC NZJJ NWC NCW NDC NCD NJBK NJVJ NVS NSV NJMJ NJP NPJ NDVJ NZJM NVC NCV NJC NCJ NVSA NCVJ NCVZJ NCVM NCC

TOUR NAME Journey to Johannesburg The Kruger Big-5 Best of Zimbabwe Botswana Highlights - North Botswana Highlights - South Desert Explorer - South Desert Explorer - North The Garden Route - South The Garden Route - North Kruger & Swaziland - South Swaziland & Kruger - North Okavango & Chobe Trail - South Okavango & Chobe Trail - North Delta & Chobe Trail - South Delta & Chobe Trail - North Escape to Mozambique Drakensberg, Lesotho & Addo - South Addo, Lesotho & Drakensberg - North Karoo, Kalahari & West Coast Best of Zimbabwe & Kruger Best of Namibia - South Best of Namibia - North Lesotho & Garden Route - South Garden Route & Lesotho - North Delta, Chobe & Kruger Waterfalls & Wildlife Desert & Delta - South Desert & Delta - North Discover Mozambique Kruger, Swaziland & Lesotho - South Lesotho, Swaziland & Kruger - North Okavango, Zimbabwe & Kruger Best of Zimbabwe & Mozambique Victoria Falls to Cape Town - South Cape Town to Victoria Falls - North South African Explorer - South South African Explorer - North Best of Zimbabwe & South Africa Cape to Kruger Four Countr y Trek Cape to Vic & Mozambique Southern Circle

EAST AFRICA:

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DAYS 4 7 7 8 10 10 11 11 11 14 21 21

CODE NMN NTS NKK NMM NND NDN NDV NVD NNN NMG NNV NVN

South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Lesotho, Swaziland START POINT Victoria Falls Johannesburg Victoria Falls Maun Victoria Falls Swakopmund Cape Town Port Elizabeth Cape Town Johannesburg Durban Victoria Falls Johannesburg Victoria Falls Windhoek Maputo Durban Port Elizabeth Cape Town Victoria Falls Windhoek Cape Town Durban Cape Town Johannesburg Johannesburg Victoria Falls Swakopmund Johannesburg Johannesburg Port Elizabeth Johannesburg Victoria Falls Victoria Falls Cape Town Johannesburg Cape Town Victoria Falls Cape Town Cape Town Cape Town Cape Town

END POINT Johannesburg Johannesburg Johannesburg Victoria Falls Maun Cape Town Swakopmund Cape Town Port Elizabeth Durban Johannesburg Johannesburg Victoria Falls Windhoek Victoria Falls Maputo Port Elizabeth Durban Cape Town Johannesburg Cape Town Windhoek Cape Town Durban Johannesburg Johannesburg Swakopmund Victoria Falls Johannesburg Port Elizabeth Johannesburg Johannesburg Johannesburg Cape Town Victoria Falls Cape Town Johannesburg Cape Town Johannesburg Johannesburg Johannesburg Cape Town

PRICE R 995 R 4 950 R 4 950 R 5 950 R 4 950 R 5 750 R 6 750 R 5 450 R 5 450 R 5 450 R 5 450 R 6 450 R 7 450 R 6 950 R 7 950 R 6 450 R 6 950 R 6 950 R 6 450 R 9 900 R 9 250 R 10 750 R 9 950 R 9 950 R 13 395 R 12 400 R 9 250 R 10 750 R 11 950 R 10 950 R 10 950 R 17 350 R 16 900 R 11 950 R 13 950 R 13 950 R 13 950 R 18 900 R 19 895 R 18 900 R 26 895 R 28 895

AP R 990 R 1 750 R 2 950 R 2 950 R 600 R 600 R 470 R 470 R 1 380 R 1 380 R 3 250 R 3 250 R 2 950 R 2 950 R 2 750 R 100 R 100 R 2 450 R 2 740 R 950 R 950 R 570 R 570 R 4 240 R 5 000 R 3 300 R 3 300 R 2 950 R 1 480 R 1 480 R 5 990 R 4 700 R 3 900 R 3 900 R 1 950 R 1 950 R 3 700 R 4 890 R 5 650 R 6 850 R 5 850

SGL SUPP R 700 R 210 R 110 R 220 R 220 R 50 R 50 R 700 R 300 R 300 R 100 R 50 R 50 R 420 R 220 R 220 R 220 R 700 R 700 R 710 R 610 R 100 R 300 R 300 R 700 R 100 R 920 R 720 R 520 R 520 R 520 R 720 R 720 R 820 R 1 240

OPTIONAL GREEN SEAT R 70 R 60 R 90 R 50 R 50 R 90 R 90 R 60 R 60 R 80 R 80 R 100 R 90 R 90 R 90 R 90 R 90 R 90 R 110 R 130 R 140 R 140 R 110 R 120 R 180 R 160 R 140 R 140 R 150 R 150 R 150 R 210 R 220 R 200 R 210 R 180 R 180 R 250 R 300 R 280 R 390 R 420

PRICE R 7 950 R 6 950 R 6 850 R 8 750 R 10 450 R 10 950 R 8 950 R 9 550 R 11 950 R 9 450 R 11 750 R 12 950

AP R 250 R 7 700 R 750 R 7 350 R 7 850 R 7 850 R 1 350 R 1 350 R 7 950 R 5 700 R 4 950 R 4 950

SGL SUPP R 810 R 880 R 880 R 330 R 880 R 880

OPTIONAL GREEN SEAT R 50 R 50 R 70 R 40 R 70 R 70 R 140 R 140 R 100 R 140 R 190 R 190

Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda

TOUR NAME Discover Kenya* Treasures of Tanzania* Gorilla Encounter Kilimanjaro Trek - Machame* Serengeti & Zanzibar Trek - South Zanzibar & Serengeti Trek - North Malawi & Vic Falls - South Vic Falls & Malawi - North Best of Kenya & Tanzania* Masai Mara & Gorillas* East African Adventure - South East African Adventure - North

START POINT Nairobi Nairobi Kampala Moshi Nairobi Dar es Salaam Dar es Salaam Victoria Falls Nairobi Nairobi Nairobi Victoria Falls

END POINT Nairobi Nairobi Kampala Moshi Dar es Salaam Nairobi Victoria Falls Dar es Salaam Nairobi Nairobi Victoria Falls Nairobi

Every effort has been made to ensure that all information on this price list is accurate and valid for the period 1 January 2014 until 31 December 2014. Nomad Adventure Tours & Holidays CC will however not be bound to any information / price that contains an inadvertent and / or obvious error. If a mistake occurs in any advertisement or if a price increase has occured to circumstances beyond the reasonable control of Nomad Adventure Tours & Holidays CC, we underake to all reasonable steps to inform the client / customer of the correct details. It is also the client / customer's responsiblity to contact our offices to confirm the latest updated prices before making a reservation.

All prices correct at time of going to print and subject to National Park fee increases and changes

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2014 Camping Adventure Tours (Continued) SOUTHERN & EAST AFRICA DAYS p 19 20 p 29 30 32 32 35 p 42 42 p 43 47 56 59

CODE NJZ NZJ NJN NNJ NDVC NCVD NVMG NNC NCN NJMG NMGJ NCMG NMGC

TOUR NAME Delta to Dar es Salaam - North Dar es Salaam to Delta - South Johannesburg to Nairobi - North Nairobi to Johannesburg - South Dar es Salaam to Cape Town - South Cape Town to Dar es Salaam - North East Africa & Gorillas * Nairobi to Cape Town - South Cape Town to Nairobi - North Delta to Gorillas - North* Gorillas to the Delta - South* Best of Africa - North* Best of Africa - South*

START POINT Johannesburg Dar es Salaam Johannesburg Nairobi Dar es Salaam Cape Town Victoria Falls Nairobi Cape Town Johannesburg Nairobi Cape Town Nairobi

END POINT Dar es Salaam Johannesburg Nairobi Johannesburg Cape Town Dar es Salaam Nairobi Cape Town Nairobi Nairobi Johannesburg Nairobi Cape Town

PRICE R 17 000 R 15 400 R 20 400 R 18 200 R 20 900 R 23 500 R 22 400 R 23 700 R 26 900 R 29 850 R 27 650 R 36 350 R 33 150

AP R 4 600 R 4 600 R 8 200 R 8 200 R 5 250 R 5 250 R 10 650 R 8 850 R 8 850 R 13 900 R 13 900 R 14 550 R 14 550

SGL SUPP R 700 R 1 580 R 880 R 920 R 720 R 880 R 1 800 R 1 600 R 1 580 R 880 R 1 600 R 1 800

OPTIONAL GREEN SEAT R 210 R 220 R 270 R 280 R 330 R 330 R 330 R 380 R 380 R 380 R 390 R 500 R 500

* Compulsory Activity Package

Airport transfers START/END POINT

PRICE PP

START/END POINT

PRICE PP

Arusha Airport to Meserani Oasis or L'Oasis

R 410

Maun Airport to Sitatunga

R 350

Arusha Airport to Meru View Lodge

R 650

Moshi to Marangu Hotel

R 520

Arusha to Marangu (private transfer)

R 1 600

OR Tambo International (JNB) Shuttle - No pre-booking required

Arusha to Moshi (private transfer)

R 1 160

OR Tambo International (JNB) (1 pax)

R 360

Free

Antananarivo

R 150

OR Tambo International (JNB) (2 or more pax)

R 240

Cape Town International (CPT)

R 290

Port Elizabeth (PLZ)

R 190

Dar Es Salaam Int. (DAR) to Kipepeo Village

R 590

Victoria Falls International (VFA) to Hotel or Lodge

R 190

Durban International Airport (DUR) Shuttle

R 170

Victoria Falls International (VFA) to Livingstone International

R 280

Jomo Kenyatta International (NBO) to Sentrim Boulevard Hotel

R 380

Swakopmund-stop over- Windhoek International (WHD)

R 630

Jomo Kenyatta International (NBO) to Arusha (shuttle)

R 640

Walvis Bay (WVB) to Swakopmund

R 320

Jomo Kenyatta International (NBO) to Moshi (shuttle)

R 710

Windhoek City Centre to Swakopmund

Kampala / Entebbe (EBB) to Silversprings Hotel

R 550

Windhoek City Centre to Swakopmund (Private transfer)

Kilimanjaro Airport (JRO) to Arusha (private transfer)

R 750

Windhoek International (WHD) to Windhoek Hotel or Lodge

R 300

Kilimanjaro Airport (JRO) to Moshi (private transfer)

R 750

Zanzibar International to Stone Town

R 290

R 1 100

Zanzibar International to Nungwi (rate per car 1 client)

R 750

Livingstone (LVI) Airport to Zambezi Waterfront

R 200

Zanzibar International to Nungwi (rate per car 2 clients)

R 410

Maputo Airport to Casa Lisa (1 - 4 pax)

R 990

Zanzibar seaport to City Centre

R 230

Kilimanjaro Airport (JRO) to Marangu (private transfer)

R 390 R 4 250

Pre & post tour accommodation CITY

SUPPLIER

RATE

ROOM

PRICE

ROOM

Arusha

Meru View Lodge

B&B

Single

R 1 050

Double / Twin

PRICE PP R 680

Antananarivo

IC Hotel

B&B

Single

R 800

Double / Twin

R 470

Cape Town

Cape Sun

B&B

Single

R 1 110

Double / Twin

R 680

Dar Es Salaam

Kipepeo Beach Village

B&B

Single

R 820

Double / Twin

R 570

Durban

Garden Court South Beach Hotel

B&B

Single

R 700

Double / Twin

R 420

Johannesburg

Garden Court OR Tambo International

B&B

Single

R 850

Double / Twin

R 510

Kampala

Silversprings Hotel

B&B

Single

R 1 050

Double / Twin

R 610

Maputo

Casa Lisa

B&B

Single

R 780

Double / Twin

R 460

Maun

Sitatunga Camp

B&B

Single

R 650

Double / Twin

R 390

Moshi

Keys Hotel (Machame Route)

B&B

Single

R 580

Double / Twin

R 480

Marangu

Marangu Hotel (Marangu Route)

B&B

Single

R 930

Double / Twin

R 650

Nairobi

Sentrim Boulevard

B&B

Single

R 1 110

Double / Twin

R 760

Port Elizabeth

Kings Beach Hotel

B&B

Single

R 995

Double / Twin

R 560

Swakopmund

Amanpuri Guesthouse

B&B

Single

R 440

Double / Twin

R 330

Swakopmund

Eberwein

B&B

Single

R 840

Double / Twin

R 630

Windhoek

Arebbusch Lodge

Standard

Single

R 580

Double / Twin

R 390

Windhoek

Arebbusch Lodge

Luxury

Single

R 800

Double / Twin

R 540

Livingstone

Zambezi Waterfront

B&B

Single

R 1 490

Double / Twin

R 980

Zanzibar

Oceanview Resort (Stone Town)

B&B

Single

R 830

Double / Twin

R 510

Zanzibar

Amaan Bungalows (Nungwi)

B&B

Single

R 670

Double / Twin

R 480

Victoria Falls

Elephant Hills

B&B

Single

R 1 700

Double / Twin

R 990

Victoria Falls

Adventure Lodge

B&B

Single

R 810

Double / Twin

R 510

All prices correct at time of going to print and subject to National Park fee increases and changes

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2014 Accommodated Tours Rand Rack Rates p = Small group tours. All tours with the p are available in a small group departure (max 12 pax). Refer to the small tours price sheet (page 15) for these prices.

green seats

Making Africa Greener

GREEN SEATS: An initiative by Nomad Tours that allows clients to travel responsibly in Africa and to offset their carbon footprint. If you would like to help make Africa Greener, simply choose theappropriate box on your booking form and we will take care of the rest. (Optional)

Making SOUTHERN AFRICA: Africa Greener

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South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Lesotho, Swaziland

DAYS CODE

TOUR NAME

START POINT

END POINT

PRICE

AP

SGL SUPP

2 p 4 5 p 6 6 p 7 p 7 p 7 p 7 p 7 p 8 8 p 8 p 8 p 8 p 8 p 9 p 12 p 13 p 13 p 13 p 13 p 14 p 14 p 14 p 15 p 15 p 17 p 19 p 20 p 20 p 20 p 25 p 26 p 26

Journey to Johannesburg Classic Kruger Big-5 Best of Zimbabwe Botswana Highlights - North Botswana Highlights - South The Garden Route - South The Garden Route - North Kruger & Swaziland - South Swaziland & Kruger - North Desert Explorer Delta & Chobe Trail Okavango & Chobe Trail - South Okavango & Chobe Trail - North Drakensberg, Lesotho & Addo - South Addo, Lesotho & Drakensberg - North Escape to Mozambique Best of Zimbabwe & Kruger Namibian Experience Delta, Chobe & Kruger Lesotho & Garden Route - South Garden Route & Lesotho - North Waterfalls & Wildlife Desert & Delta Delta & Kruger Mozambique in Comfort Kruger, Swaziland & Lesotho - South Lesotho, Swaziland & Kruger - North Okavango, Zimbabwe & Kruger Best of Zimbabwe & Mozambique Cape Town to Victoria Falls South African Explorer - South South African Explorer - North Best of Zimbabwe & South Africa Four Countr y Trek Cape to Kruger

Victoria Falls Johannesburg Victoria Falls Maun Victoria Falls Port Elizabeth Cape Town Johannesburg Durban Cape Town Windhoek Victoria Falls Johannesburg Durban Port Elizabeth Maputo Victoria Falls Cape Town Johannesburg Durban Cape Town Johannesburg Swakopmund Windhoek Johannesburg Johannesburg Port Elizabeth Johannesburg Victoria Falls Cape Town Johannesburg Cape Town Victoria Falls Cape Town Cape Town

Johannesburg Johannesburg Johannesburg Victoria Falls Maun Cape Town Port Elizabeth Durban Johannesburg Swakopmund Victoria Falls Johannesburg Victoria Falls Port Elizabeth Durban Maputo Johannesburg Windhoek Johannesburg Cape Town Durban Johannesburg Victoria Falls Johannesburg Johannesburg Port Elizabeth Johannesburg Johannesburg Johannesburg Victoria Falls Cape Town Johannesburg Cape Town Johannesburg Johannesburg

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R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R

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NATVJ NAJJ NAZZ NAMV NAVM NAPC NACP NAJD NADJ NACS NAWV NAVJ NAJV NADP NAPD NAMZ NAZJJ NACW NAJBK NADC NACD NAJVJ NASV NAWJ NAJMJ NAJP NAPJ NADVJ NAZJM NACV NAJC NACJ NAVSA NACVZJ NACVJ

EAST AFRICA: DAYS CODE 7 8 10 10 11 11 14 21 21

NAKK NAMK NAND NADN NADV NAVD NAMG NANV NAVN

1 150 6 450 6 750 6 950 5 950 8 750 8 750 9 950 9 950 11 750 8 850 6 950 7 950 9 450 9 450 8 450 13 200 16 450 15 550 13 950 13 950 14 700 14 450 16 450 14 750 15 450 15 450 21 150 21 500 23 950 19 950 19 950 26 700 30 700 31 550

990 1 750 9 000 9 000 470 470 1 380 1 380 600 9 000 9 300 9 300 100 100 4 050 2 740 950 10 290 570 570 11 050 9 350 9 990 4 250 1 480 1 480 12 040 6 000 9 950 1 950 1 950 3 700 11 700 10 940

150 800 1 330 3 190 2 440 1 280 1 280 860 860 700 3 430 3 060 3 590 1 190 1 190 1 010 2 130 1 190 4 540 1 950 1 950 4 920 4 180 4 380 2 250 2 320 2 320 5 720 3 580 4 880 3 450 3 450 4 780 6 210 5 830

Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda

TOUR NAME

START POINT

END POINT

PRICE

AP

SGL SUPP

Gorilla Encounter Kilimanjaro Trek - Marangu* Serengeti & Zanzibar Trek - South Zanzibar & Serengeti Trek - North Malawi & Vic Falls - South Vic Falls & Malawi - North Masai Mara & Gorillas* East African Adventure - South East African Adventure - North

Kampala Marangu Nairobi Dar es Salaam Dar es Salaam Victoria Falls Nairobi Nairobi Victoria Falls

Kampala Marangu Dar es Salaam Nairobi Victoria Falls Dar es Salaam Nairobi Victoria Falls Nairobi

R R R R R R R R R

R R R R R R R R R

R R R R R R R R R

9 450 10 550 10 950 11 950 10 950 12 450 12 450 15 450 17 450

750 7 350 7 850 7 850 1 350 1 350 6 200 4 950 4 950

780 810 2 010 2 010 1 210 1 210 1 780 3 450 3 450

SOUTHERN & EAST AFRICA DAYS CODE

TOUR NAME

START POINT

END POINT

PRICE

AP

SGL SUPP

p 19 20 p 29 30 p 32 35 p 42 p 43 p 56

Delta to Dar es Salaam - North Dar es Salaam to Delta - South Johannesburg to Nairobi - North Nairobi to Johannesburg - South Cape Town to Dar es Salaam East Africa & Gorillas * Cape Town to Nairobi Delta to Gorillas* Best of Africa - North*

Johannesburg Dar es Salaam Johannesburg Nairobi Cape Town Victoria Falls Cape Town Johannesburg Cape Town

Dar es Salaam Johannesburg Nairobi Johannesburg Dar es Salaam Nairobi Nairobi Nairobi Nairobi

R R R R R R R R R

R R R R R R R R R

R R R R R R R R R

NAJZ NAZJ NAJN NANJ NACVD NAVMG NACN NAJMG NACMG

20 400 17 900 25 400 22 400 36 400 29 900 41 400 37 850 53 850

10 650 10 650 14 250 14 250 11 300 11 150 14 900 20 450 21 100

4 800 4 270 7 040 6 510 6 090 5 230 8 330 8 820 10 110

OPTIONAL GREEN SEAT R 60 R 70 R 90 R 50 R 50 R 60 R 60 R 80 R 80 R 100 R 90 R 100 R 90 R 90 R 90 R 90 R 130 R 140 R 180 R 110 R 120 R 160 R 140 R 180 R 150 R 150 R 150 R 210 R 220 R 220 R 180 R 180 R 250 R 290 R 310

OPTIONAL GREEN SEAT R 70 R 40 R 90 R 70 R 140 R 140 R 140 R 190 R 190

OPTIONAL GREEN SEAT R R R R R R R R R

200 220 270 280 340 330 400 380 510

* Compulsory Activity Package

Every effort has been made to ensure that all information on this price list is accurate and valid for the period 1 January 2014 until 31 December 2014. Nomad Adventure Tours & Holidays CC will however not be bound to any information / price that contains an inadvertent and / or obvious error. If a mistake occurs in any advertisement or if a price increase has occured to circumstances beyond the reasonable control of Nomad Adventure Tours & Holidays CC, we underake to all reasonable steps to inform the client / customer of the correct details. It is also the client / customer's responsiblity to contact our offices to confirm the latest updated prices before making a reservation.

All prices correct at time of going to print and subject to National Park fee increases and changes

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2014 Small Group Tours Prices Nomad Small Group departures are run with a maximum of 12 clients. Small group dates are identified by the (p ) on the date sheets. Where you see the (p ) next to a departure date, the small group rate will be charged.

Accommodated Tours NEW

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Classic Kruger Big-5 Botswana Highlights - North The Garden Route - South The Garden Route - North Kruger & Swaziland - South Swaziland & Kruger - North Desert Explorer Delta & Chobe Trail - North Okavango & Chobe Trail - North Drakensberg, Lesotho & Addo - South Addo, Lesotho & Drakensberg - North Escape to Mozambique Best of Zimbabwe & Kruger Best of Namibia - North Delta, Chobe & Kruger Lesotho & Garden Route - South Garden Route & Lesotho - North Waterfalls & Wildlife Desert & Delta - South Delta & Kruger Mozambique in Comfort Kruger, Swaziland & Lesotho - South Lesotho, Swaziland & Kruger - North Okavango, Zimbabwe & Kruger Best of Zimbabwe & Mozambique Delta to Dar es Salaam - North Cape Town to Victoria Falls South African Explorer - South South African Explorer - North Best of Zimbabwe & South Africa Four Countr y Trek Cape to Kruger Johannesburg to Nairobi Cape Town to Dar es Salaam Cape Town to Nairobi Delta to Gorillas* Best of Africa*

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Highlights of Southern Africa Himba Tribe

Chobe National Park

Etosha National Park

Victoria Falls

Okavango Delta

Kasane

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Victoria Falls

Chobe NP

Kamanjab Himba Tribes

Hwange NP

Okavango Delta

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The Kruger Big 5

4 DAYS

Countries Visited: South Africa

Round Trip

Day 1 Greater Kruger NP An early start from Johannesburg, we travel through the Province of 33 Full day 4x4 game drive Mpumalanga en route to the breathtaking Kruger National Park. This 33 Evening Game Drive afternoon we enter the greater Kruger 33 Morning Bush Walk National Park area where we will be spending the next 3 nights. After settling in we enjoy an evening game drive followed by local dancing and dinner.

Activity Package R990

Camping Tour code: NJJ

R4 950

Featured Highlights

Day 2 Kruger National Park Today we start with a morning game walk before proceeding into the Kruger National Park. We enjoy an afternoon game drive from the comfort of our Nomad Truck. On the way keep your eyes open for more wildlife. Our truck gives us a more elevated view of the park and the ability to spot big cats and other smaller game that can be hiding in the vegetation. After spending a full day in the Kruger National Park, we make our way back to our accommodation in the greater Kruger area.

Sgl Supp: N/A Optional AP: R990 p Small Group: R6 150 Length: 4 days / 3 nights Meals incl: B x 3, L x 2, D x 3 Start: Johannesburg End: Johannesburg Frequency: Twice a week Min / max people: 4 / 18 Min / max people (SG): 4 / 12

Nkambeni Reserve

Day 3 Kruger National Park Today we have a full day of game viewing planned in an open 4x4 vehicle inside Kruger National Park. This gives you some fantastic photo opportunities so keep your eyes open for Elephant, Lion, Leopard, Rhino and Buffalo, known as Africa’s ‘Big Five’ as well as many other species of animals and birds.

Accommodated

Day 4 Panorama Route – Johannesburg This morning we depart the greater Kruger area and journey back to Johannesburg. We travel along the spectacular Panorama Route. Blyde River Canyon is the 3rd largest canyon in the world, with breathtaking views of formations such as God’s Window and the Three Rondavels. We also see The Bourke’s Luck Potholes, which have been gradually eroded by the Treur River. Your tour ends on arrival in Johannesburg and most groups spend this last night together at a local restaurant. Optional Activities: Morning Game Walk, Dinner in a local restaurant.

Tour code: NAJJ

R6 450 Sgl Supp: R800 Optional AP: R990 p Small Group: R6 950 Length: 4 days / 3 nights Meals incl: B x 3, L x 2, D x 3 Start: Johannesburg End: Johannesburg Frequency: Twice a week Min / max people: 4 / 18 Min / max people (SG): 4 / 12

Bourkes Luck Potholes

This itinerary has been written with the Activity Package included. If you wish to participate in all the activities listed, you will need to purchase this package.

Blyde River Canyon

Kruger National Park

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5 DAYS South

Day 1 Victoria Falls to Hwange NP We depart Victoria Falls and head towards the Hwange National Park. At around 14650 square 33 Afternoon Game Drive in kilometres the Hwange National Park is the largest Hwange & Matopos NP in Zimbabwe and home to one of Africa’s largest elephant populations as well as over 100 other mammalian species and 400 different bird species. Just outside the park, we will have the opportunity to visit the Wild Dog Project. Optional Activity: Visit Wild dog project.

Activity Package R1 750

Camping Tour code: NZZ

R4 950

Day 2 Matopos National Park We depart Hwange NP and heads towards the Matopos National Park. The National Park occupies a total area of 44,500 hectares and was established in 1953. The park is situated in the magnificent Matobo Hills, a range of domes, spires and balancing rock formations which have been hewn out of the solid granite plateau through millions of years of erosion and weathering. We will enjoy an afternoon game drive during our time in the park.

Sgl Supp: N/A Optional AP: R1 750 p Small Group: N/A Length: 5 days / 4 nights Meals incl: B x 4, L x 5, D x 4 Start: Victoria Falls End: Johannesburg Frequency: Twice a month Min / max people: 4 / 18

Day 3 Great Zimbabwe Ruins No visit to Zimbabwe could possibly be complete without visiting the world-famous Great Zimbabwe ruins. Dating from around the 11th century these iron-age ruins have been the source of much speculation and disagreement over the years. Built without any mortar some of the walls are up to 5 metres high and still standing after so many centuries. This site was also home to 8 carved Zimbabwe birds, the image of which is found on the Zimbabwean National Flag

Accommodated

Best of Zimbabwe Countries Visited: Zimbabwe, South Africa

Featured Highlights

Great Zimbabwe Ruins

Day 4 Tshipise Today we will depart Zimbabwe and cross the border into the Limpopo province of South Africa. Tshipise was developed in 1936 and was formerly spelt Chipise – the name is said to be derived from chia fisu “burn, be hot” referring to the mineral springs at 65°C. This afternoon you will have time to relax in the warm mineral pool.

Tour code: NAZZ

R6 750

Day 5 Johannesburg Today we leave early for the journey south along the Great North Road for our final destination in Johannesburg, the City of Gold. We will travel past Pretoria, one of South Africa’s capital cities, before arriving in Johannesburg in the late afternoon. Although this final night is not included in the tour most people choose to get together for a final meal out at one of Johannesburg’s many excellent restaurants.

Sgl Supp: R1 330 Optional AP: R1 750 p Small Group: N/A Length: 5 days / 4 nights Meals incl: B x 4, L x 5, D x 4 Start: Victoria Falls End: Johannesburg Frequency: Twice a month Min / max people: 4 / 18

Hwange National Park

This itinerary has been written with the Activity Package included. If you wish to participate in all the activities listed, you will need to purchase this package.

Matopos National Park

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i I want more... This short tour is the “perfect inbetweener”. Extend your time in Africa by combining a tour that ends in Victoria Falls or starts in Johannesburg to experience some of the ultimate highlights that Africa has to offer. Add our 20 day Cape Town to Victoria Falls (page 40), 14 day Discover Mozambique (page 31), 8 day Okavango & Chobe Trail (page 46) or the 4 day Kruger National Park (page 18).

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The Garden Route Countries Visited: South Africa

Activity Package R470

33 Wine tasting & Cheetah breeding project 33 Cango Caves basic tour 33 Tsitsikamma National Park entrance

i I Want More... When you get to Addo Elephant National Park, you’ll be hungry for more! Don’t miss the opportunity to extend your tour and experience the magnificent East Coast, Swaziland & Lesotho. Add our 15 day Lesotho, Swaziland & Kruger tour (page 26).

7 DAYS Day 1 Stellenbosch Wine Route Leaving the mother city of Cape Town behind us, we drive to the famous town of Stellenbosch, known worldwide for its quality wines, spectacular beauty, oak trees and historical buildings. Here we will have time to explore the town and sample some excellent wine from one of the local wine farms. Afterwards we will drive to the Cheetah Breeding Centre to experience these animals up close and personal. On clear days the magnificent mountain scenery makes for a memorable first day. On arrival at our accommodation stop for the night, your guides will brief you on what to expect from the days ahead. Optional activity: Dinner out Day 2 Route 62 – Oudtshoorn Today we travel along the famous Route 62 towards Oudtshoorn and, time permitting, stop at Ronnie’s Sex Shop, not a sex shop at all, but a rather interesting country pub. We take a guided tour of the Cango Caves, which have some of the most impressive limestone caverns and the different formations are quite astonishing. You will have the opportunity to visit an Ostrich farm later in the afternoon. Tonight we stay in Oudtshoorn. Optional Activity: Ostrich Farm visit. Day 3 Knysna/Plettenberg Bay We continue along the Garden Route and travel through the magnificent Outeniqua Mountains towards Knysna. Your afternoon is free to explore Knysna, one of South Africa’s most popular seaside towns. Optional Activities: Elephant Encounter, Township Tour, Monkey town, Birds of Eden, lagoon cruise

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The Garden Route Countries Visited: South Africa

Accommodated Tour code: NACP

R8 750 Sgl Supp: R1 280 Optional AP: R470 p Small Group: R10 950 Length: 7 days / 6 nights Meals incl: B x 6, L x 5, D x 5 Start: Cape Town End: Port Elizabeth Frequency: Twice a month Min / max people: 4 / 18 Min / max people (SG): 4 / 12

Day 4/5 Bloukrans and Tsitsikamma National Park One of South Africa’s best kept secrets is the Tsitsikamma National Park. Boasting exceptional hiking trails and superb coastal scenery Tsitsikamma is a destination that many people will return to. The first few hours of the famous Otter Trail Hike are included in your Activity Package. For those needing an adrenaline boost the nearby Bloukrans Bridge is home to the world’s highest bungee jump at 216m! Optional Activities: Bungee jumping (highest in the world), treetop canopy tours, blackwater tubing (min 4 clients) Day 6 Addo Elephant National Park Continuing in to the Eastern Cape, we collect guests from Port Elizabeth airport before entering Addo Elephant National Park, which is home to many of Africa’s big game. Our truck gives us an elevated view on our game drive this afternoon, particularly good for those photographic enthusiasts amongst us. Day 7 Port Elizabeth This morning we drive to Port Elizabeth Airport where our tour will end. This itinerary has been written with the Activity Package included. If you wish to participate in all the activities listed, you will need to purchase this package.

Accommodated

Sgl Supp: R1 280 Optional AP: R470 p Small Group: R10 950 Length: 7 days / 6 nights Meals incl: B x 6, L x 5, D x 5 Start: Port Elizabeth End: Cape Town Frequency: Weekly Min / max people: 4 / 18 Min / max people (SG): 4 / 12

Little Karoo

Cango Caves

Tour code: NAPC

R8 750

Featured Highlights

Visit an ostrich farm

Whales in P lettenberg B ay

Bloukrans Bungee

Garden Route

Addo Elephant NP

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Swaziland & Kruger Countries Visited: South Africa, Swaziland

Activity Package R1 380

7 DAYS Day 1 iSimangaliso Wetland Park After meeting your group in Durban we depart to the iSimangaliso Wetland Park. Soon after our arrival at iSimangaliso Wetland Park we board a boat for a sunset cruise on the lagoon for some bird and hippo viewing! This UNESCO recognised area is extremely varied and includes: lakes, beaches, coral reefs, wetlands, woodlands, coastal forests and grasslands together supporting an astounding diversity of animal, bird and marine life.

33 Hluhluwe game drive 33 St Lucia boat cruise 33 Moholoholo rehabilitation centre

Day 2 Hluhluwe - Imfolozi Game Reserve – Swaziland - Mlilwane This morning we drive to the Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve for a game drive in open 4x4 vehicles. The park is the only state-run park in the province of KwaZulu-Natal where all the Big Five occur. Due to conservation efforts, the park now has the largest population of white rhino in the world. In the afternoon we cross the border into Swaziland.

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Day 3 Swaziland – Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary is Swazilands oldest reserve and covers 4,560 hectares. As there are no large predators in this area there are a number of self-guided hikes available. Hiking is an excellent way of interacting with the flora and fauna here and comes highly recommended. Optional Activities: Guided birding walk, Game Drive, Village visit

I Want More... Why start in Durban when there is the opportunity to start your tour in the Mother City of Cape Town. Add our 13 day Garden Route & Lesotho tour (page 24).

North Camping Tour code: NDJ

R5 450 Sgl Supp: R50 Optional AP: R1 380 p Small Group: R6 850 Length: 7 days / 6 nights Meals incl: B x 6, L x 5, D x 6 Start: Durban End: Johannesburg Frequency: Twice a month Min / max people: 4 / 18 Min / max people (SG): 4 / 12

South Camping

Tour dates - NDJ / NADJ CODE

1414 1418 1422 1426 1430 1434 1438 1442 1446 1450 1454 1458 1462

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G 05-Jan-14 11-Jan-14 19-Jan-14 25-Jan-14 02-Feb-14 08-Feb-14 G 16-Feb-14 22-Feb-14 p 02-Mar-14 08-Mar-14 16-Mar-14 22-Mar-14 30-Mar-14 05-Apr-14 G 13-Apr-14 19-Apr-14 27-Apr-14 03-May-14 p 11-May-14 17-May-14 25-May-14 31-May-14 G 08-Jun-14 14-Jun-14 22-Jun-14 28-Jun-14

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Tour code: NJD

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1466 06-Jul-14 12-Jul-14 1470 p 20-Jul-14 26-Jul-14 1474 G 03-Aug-14 09-Aug-14 1478 17-Aug-14 23-Aug-14 1482 31-Aug-14 06-Sep-14 1486 14-Sep-14 20-Sep-14 1490 pG 28-Sep-14 04-Oct-14 1494 12-Oct-14 18-Oct-14 1498 26-Oct-14 01-Nov-14 1502 09-Nov-14 15-Nov-14 1506 G 23-Nov-14 29-Nov-14 1510 p 07-Dec-14 13-Dec-14 1514 21-Dec-14 27-Dec-14

United

I fell in love

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Tour dates - NJD / NAJD CODE

1412 1414 1416 1418 1420 1422 1424 1426 1428 1430 1432 1434 1436 1438 1440 1442 1444 1446 1448 1450 1452 1454 1456 1458 1460 1462

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1464 1466 1468 1470 1472 1474 1476 1478 1480 1482 1484 1486 1488 1490 1492 1494 1496 1498 1500 1502 1504 1506 1508 1510 1512 1514

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07-Jul-14 14-Jul-14 21-Jul-14 28-Jul-14 pG 04-Aug-14 11-Aug-14 18-Aug-14 G 25-Aug-14 01-Sep-14 08-Sep-14 15-Sep-14 p 22-Sep-14 G 29-Sep-14 06-Oct-14 13-Oct-14 G 20-Oct-14 27-Oct-14 p 03-Nov-14 10-Nov-14 17-Nov-14 G 24-Nov-14 01-Dec-14 08-Dec-14 G 15-Dec-14 p 22-Dec-14 29-Dec-14

| G = German |

FINISH

13-Jul-14 20-Jul-14 27-Jul-14 03-Aug-14 10-Aug-14 17-Aug-14 24-Aug-14 31-Aug-14 07-Sep-14 14-Sep-14 21-Sep-14 28-Sep-14 05-Oct-14 12-Oct-14 19-Oct-14 26-Oct-14 02-Nov-14 09-Nov-14 16-Nov-14 23-Nov-14 30-Nov-14 07-Dec-14 14-Dec-14 21-Dec-14 28-Dec-14 04-Jan-15

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Blyde River Can yon

Sanctuary Mlilwan e Wildlife

Nation s

R5 450 Sgl Supp: R50 Optional AP: R1 380 p Small Group: R6 850 Length: 7 days / 6 nights Meals incl: B x 6, L x 4, D x 6 Start: Johannesburg End: Durban Frequency: Weekly Min / max people: 4 / 18 Min / max people (SG): 4 / 12


Swaziland & Kruger Countries Visited: South Africa, Swaziland

Accommodated Tour code: NADJ

R9 950 Sgl Supp: R860 Optional AP: R1 380 p Small Group: R12 450 Length: 7 days / 6 nights Meals incl: B x 6, L x 5, D x 6 Start: Durban End: Johannesburg Frequency: Twice a month Min / max people: 4 / 18 Min / max people (SG): 4 / 12

Day 4/5 South Africa - Kruger National Park We return to South Africa and drive to the Kruger NP for two unforgettable days of game viewing. Kruger National Park is home to Africa’s Big 5 as well as a multitude of other beautiful African animals, both small and large. Our truck gives us a height advantage over other vehicles, which means better photo opportunities. There will be a number of game drives to give us the best opportunity to see all the animals. Day 6 Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre Leaving the World’s most famous nature conservation area behind us, we travel to Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation centre to meet some of the rescued animals before they are released back into the wild. At our camp this evening we will be experiencing some typical South African cuisine while enjoying a traditional Song and Dance evening. Day 7 Panorama Route - Johannesburg We travel along the Panorama Route, stopping for breathtaking views at Blyde River Canyon, God’s Window and Bourke’s Luck Potholes. The tour ends on arrival in Johannesburg, although most will enjoy an optional dinner on our last night together. Optional Activity: Dinner Out. This itinerary has been written with the Activity Package included. If you wish to participate in all the activities listed, you will need to purchase this package.

Accommodated

Sgl Supp: R860 Optional AP: R1 380 p Small Group: R12 450 Length: 7 days / 6 nights Meals incl: B x 6, L x 4, D x 6 Start: Johannesburg End: Durban Frequency: Weekly Min / max people: 4 / 18 Min / max people (SG): 4 / 12

Zulu Nation

Mlilwane

Tour code: NAJD

R9 950

Featured Highlights

Sunset cruise

Durban’s wa ves

Swazi Nation

Kruger National Park

Panorama Route

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Garden Route & Lesotho Countries Visited: South Africa, Lesotho

Activity Package R570

33 Wine tasting & Cheetah breeding project 33 Cango Caves basic tour 33 Tsitsikamma NP entrance 33 Lesotho junior school visit

13 DAYS Day 1 Stellenbosch Wine Route Leaving the mother city of Cape Town behind us, we drive to the famous town of Stellenbosch, known worldwide for its quality wines, spectacular beauty, oak trees and historical buildings. Here we will have time to explore the town and sample some excellent wine from one of the local wine farms. Afterwards we will drive to the Cheetah Breeding Centre to experience these animals up close and personal. On clear days the magnificent mountain scenery makes for a memorable first day. On arrival at our accommodation stop for the night, your guides will brief you on what to expect from the days ahead. Optional activity: Dinner out Day 2 Route 62 – Oudtshoorn Today we travel along the famous Route 62 towards Oudtshoorn and, time permitting, stop at Ronnie’s Sex Shop, not a sex shop at all, but a rather interesting country pub. We take a guided tour of the Cango Caves, which have some of the most impressive limestone caverns and the different formations are quite astonishing. You will have the opportunity to visit an Ostrich farm later in the afternoon. Tonight we stay in Oudtshoorn. Optional Activity: Ostrich Farm visit.

i I want more... If you’re hungry for safari, be sure to include our 7 day Swaziland & Kruger tour and get the opportunity to tick off the Big Five (page 22).

Day 3 Knysna/Plettenberg Bay We continue along the Garden Route and travel through the magnificent Outeniqua Mountains towards Knysna. Your afternoon is free to explore Knysna, one of South Africa’s most popular seaside towns. Optional Activities: Elephant Encounter, Township Tour, Monkey town, Birds of Eden, lagoon cruise Day 4/5 Bloukrans and Tsitsikamma National Park One of South Africa’s best kept secrets is the Tsitsikamma National Park. Boasting exceptional hiking trails and superb coastal scenery Tsitsikamma is a destination that many people will return to. The first few hours of the famous Otter Trail Hike are included in your Activity Package. For those needing an adrenaline boost the nearby Bloukrans Bridge is home to the world’s highest bungee jump at 216m! Optional Activities: Bungee jumping (highest in the world), treetop canopy tours, blackwater tubing (min 4 clients)

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1418 06-Jan-14 18-Jan-14 1422 20-Jan-14 01-Feb-14 1426 G 03-Feb-14 15-Feb-14 1430 p 17-Feb-14 01-Mar-14 1434 03-Mar-14 15-Mar-14 1438 17-Mar-14 29-Mar-14 1442 G 31-Mar-14 12-Apr-14 1446 14-Apr-14 26-Apr-14 1450 p 28-Apr-14 10-May-14 1454 12-May-14 24-May-14 1458 G 26-May-14 07-Jun-14 1462 09-Jun-14 21-Jun-14 1466 23-Jun-14 05-Jul-14

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06-Jan-14 18-Jan-14 13-Jan-14 25-Jan-14 G 20-Jan-14 01-Feb-14 27-Jan-14 08-Feb-14 p 03-Feb-14 15-Feb-14 10-Feb-14 22-Feb-14 17-Feb-14 01-Mar-14 G 24-Feb-14 08-Mar-14 03-Mar-14 15-Mar-14 10-Mar-14 22-Mar-14 G 17-Mar-14 29-Mar-14 p 24-Mar-14 05-Apr-14 31-Mar-14 12-Apr-14 07-Apr-14 19-Apr-14 14-Apr-14 26-Apr-14 G 21-Apr-14 03-May-14 28-Apr-14 10-May-14 05-May-14 17-May-14 pG 12-May-14 24-May-14 19-May-14 31-May-14 26-May-14 07-Jun-14 02-Jun-14 14-Jun-14 09-Jun-14 21-Jun-14 G 16-Jun-14 28-Jun-14 23-Jun-14 05-Jul-14 p 30-Jun-14 12-Jul-14 p

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G 07-Jul-14 14-Jul-14 21-Jul-14 28-Jul-14 04-Aug-14 pG 11-Aug-14 18-Aug-14 25-Aug-14 G 01-Sep-14 08-Sep-14 15-Sep-14 22-Sep-14 p 29-Sep-14 G 06-Oct-14 13-Oct-14 20-Oct-14 G 27-Oct-14 03-Nov-14 p 10-Nov-14 17-Nov-14 24-Nov-14 G 01-Dec-14 08-Dec-14 15-Dec-14 G 22-Dec-14 p 29-Dec-14

| G = German |

R9 950 Sgl Supp: R220 Optional AP: R570 p Small Group: R12 450 Length: 13 days / 12 nights Meals incl: B x 11, L x 11, D x 11 Start: Cape Town End: Durban Frequency: Twice a month Min / max people: 4 / 18 Min / max people (SG): 4 / 12

South R9 950 Sgl Supp: R220 Optional AP: R570 p Small Group: R12 450 Length: 13 days / 12 nights Meals incl: B x 12, L x 11, D x 12 Start: Durban End: Cape Town Frequency: Weekly Min / max people: 4 / 18 Min / max people (SG): 4 / 12

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Tour dates - NDC / NADC CODE

Tour code: NCD

Tour code: NDC

FINISH

1470 p 07-Jul-14 19-Jul-14 1474 G 21-Jul-14 02-Aug-14 1478 04-Aug-14 16-Aug-14 1482 18-Aug-14 30-Aug-14 1486 01-Sep-14 13-Sep-14 1490 pG 15-Sep-14 27-Sep-14 1494 29-Sep-14 11-Oct-14 1498 13-Oct-14 25-Oct-14 1502 27-Oct-14 08-Nov-14 1506 G 10-Nov-14 22-Nov-14 1510 p 24-Nov-14 06-Dec-14 1514 08-Dec-14 20-Dec-14 1518 22-Dec-14 03-Jan-15

| G = German |

Camping

Camping

Tour dates - NCD / NACD CODE

North

FINISH

19-Jul-14 26-Jul-14 02-Aug-14 09-Aug-14 16-Aug-14 23-Aug-14 30-Aug-14 06-Sep-14 13-Sep-14 20-Sep-14 27-Sep-14 04-Oct-14 11-Oct-14 18-Oct-14 25-Oct-14 01-Nov-14 08-Nov-14 15-Nov-14 22-Nov-14 29-Nov-14 06-Dec-14 13-Dec-14 20-Dec-14 27-Dec-14 03-Jan-15 10-Jan-15

= Guaranteed

Eye se e you

ching e wa t Whal

The colourf ul Cape Min strels


Garden Route & Lesotho Countries Visited: South Africa, Lesotho

Accommodated Tour code: NACD

R13 950 Sgl Supp: R1 950 Optional AP: R570 p Small Group: R17 450 Length: 13 days / 12 nights Meals incl: B x 11, L x 11, D x 11 Start: Cape Town End: Durban Frequency: Twice a month Min / max people: 4 / 18 Min / max people (SG): 4 / 12

Day 6 Addo Elephant National Park Continuing in to the Eastern Cape, we collect guests from Port Elizabeth airport before entering Addo Elephant National Park, which is home to many of Africa’s big game. Our truck gives us an elevated view on our game drive this afternoon, particularly good for those photographic enthusiasts amongst us.

Featured Highlights

Day 7/8 Cintsa This morning we drive to Port Elizabeth Airport where we make a quick stop, and then on to Cintsa where you will have the chance to participate in the optional activities on offer. Optional Activities: boat rental, quad biking, Xhosa village visit. Day 9/10 Lesotho - Malealea Today we leave South Africa and enter the landlocked mountain kingdom of Lesotho. Lesotho is one of the highest countries in the world, with the entire country being over 1000m above sea level. The next day you have the opportunity to go on the optional Pony Trekking Excursion into the remote hills of Lesotho accompanied by local guides. On your return the group will visit the local village and school (school holidays permitting). Optional Activities: Pony Trekking Excursion, Hiking. Day 11/12 South Africa – UKhahlamba Drakensberg Park The Drakensberg Mountains are South Africa’s highest and most beautiful. We explore the mountain paths and take in the breathtaking views offered in the UKhahlamba Drakensberg (Royal Natal) National Park. On our second day we will be going on a guided hike to see some of the san rock paintings. Optional Activities: Horse Riding, Hiking.

Cango Caves

Day 13 Kwa-Zulu Natal Coast - Durban It’s all downhill as we leave the mountain scenery en route to the Kwazulu Natal Coast. The bustling city of Durban is South Africa’s busiest port and well known surfing destination. Your tour ends upon arrival in Durban. This evening maybe sample some local Indian cuisine. Optional Activity: Dinner out. This itinerary has been written with the Activity Package included. If you wish to participate in all the activities listed, you will need to purchase this package.

Accommodated

Garden Route

Tour code: NADC

R13 950 Sgl Supp: R1 950 Optional AP: R570 p Small Group: R17 450 Length: 13 days / 12 nights Meals incl: B x 12, L x 11, D x 12 Start: Durban End: Cape Town Frequency: Weekly Min / max people: 4 / 18 Min / max people (SG): 4 / 12

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Lesotho pony trekking

Zulu Nation

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Lesotho, Swaziland & Kruger Countries Visited: South Africa, Swaziland, Lesotho

Activity Package R1 480

Day 1 Addo Elephant National Park After meeting your guides and group we head to Addo Elephant National Park. This unique Eastern Cape park is home to one of the densest concentration of African elephants on earth as well as boasting the ‘Big Seven’(elephant, rhino, lion, buffalo, leopard, southern right whale and great white shark) as Addo is a land and marine park.

33 Lesotho junior school visit 33 Hluhluwe game drive 33 St Lucia boat cruise 33 Moholoholo rehabilitation centre

Day 2/3 Cintsa This morning we drive to Port Elizabeth Airport where we make a quick stop, and then on to Cintsa where you will have the chance to participate in the optional activities on offer. Optional Activities: boat rental, quad biking, Xhosa village visit.

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Day 4/5 Lesotho - Malealea Today we leave South Africa and enter the landlocked mountain kingdom of Lesotho. Lesotho is one of the highest countries in the world, with the entire country being over 1000m above sea level. The next day you have the opportunity to go on the optional Pony Trekking Excursion into the remote hills of Lesotho accompanied by local guides. On your return the group will visit the local village and school (school holidays permitting). Optional Activities: Pony Trekking Excursion, Hiking.

I want more... The Garden Route is one of South Africa’s most pristine, indigenous forrested areas. Extend your tour to experience this and the semiarid Karoo & spectacular Cape Town. Add our 7 day Garden Route Tour (page 20).

Tour dates - NPJ / NAPJ CODE

START

FINISH

1418 11-Jan-14 25-Jan-14 1422 25-Jan-14 08-Feb-14 1426 G 08-Feb-14 22-Feb-14 1430 p 22-Feb-14 08-Mar-14 1434 08-Mar-14 22-Mar-14 1438 22-Mar-14 05-Apr-14 1442 G 05-Apr-14 19-Apr-14 1446 19-Apr-14 03-May-14 1450 p 03-May-14 17-May-14 1454 17-May-14 31-May-14 1458 G 31-May-14 14-Jun-14 1462 14-Jun-14 28-Jun-14 1466 28-Jun-14 12-Jul-14

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1470 p 12-Jul-14 26-Jul-14 1474 G 26-Jul-14 09-Aug-14 1478 09-Aug-14 23-Aug-14 1482 23-Aug-14 06-Sep-14 1486 06-Sep-14 20-Sep-14 1490 pG 20-Sep-14 04-Oct-14 1494 04-Oct-14 18-Oct-14 1498 18-Oct-14 01-Nov-14 1502 01-Nov-14 15-Nov-14 1506 G 15-Nov-14 29-Nov-14 1510 p 29-Nov-14 13-Dec-14 1514 13-Dec-14 27-Dec-14 1518 27-Dec-14 10-Jan-15

| G = German |

15 DAYS

Day 6/7 South Africa – uKhahlamba Drakensberg Park The Drakensberg Mountains are South Africa’s highest and most beautiful. We explore the mountain paths and take in the breathtaking views offered in the uKhahlamba Drakensberg (Royal Natal) National Park. On our second day we will be going on a guided hike to see some of the san rock paintings. Optional Activities: Horse Riding, Hiking. Day 8 Kwa-Zulu Natal Coast - Durban It’s all downhill as we leave the mountain scenery en route to the Kwazulu Natal Coast. The bustling city of Durban is South Africa’s busiest port and well-known surfing destination. We stay in the city centre this evening and maybe sample some Indian cuisine and enjoy this coastal city’s vibrant nightlife. Optional Activities: Dinner out at local restaurant Day 9 iSimangaliso Wetland Park Soon after our arrival at iSimangaliso Wetland Park we board a boat for a sunset cruise on the lagoon for some bird and hippo viewing! This UNESCO recognised area is extremely varied and includes: lakes, beaches, coral reefs, wetlands, woodlands, coastal forests and grasslands together supporting an astounding diversity of animal, bird and marine life.

1412 1414 1416 1418 1420 1422 1424 1426 1428 1430 1432 1434 1436 1438 1440 1442 1444 1446 1448 1450 1452 1454 1456 1458 1460 1462

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06-Jan-14 20-Jan-14 G 13-Jan-14 27-Jan-14 20-Jan-14 03-Feb-14 p 27-Jan-14 10-Feb-14 03-Feb-14 17-Feb-14 10-Feb-14 24-Feb-14 G 17-Feb-14 03-Mar-14 24-Feb-14 10-Mar-14 03-Mar-14 17-Mar-14 G 10-Mar-14 24-Mar-14 p 17-Mar-14 31-Mar-14 24-Mar-14 07-Apr-14 31-Mar-14 14-Apr-14 07-Apr-14 21-Apr-14 G 14-Apr-14 28-Apr-14 21-Apr-14 05-May-14 28-Apr-14 12-May-14 pG 05-May-14 19-May-14 12-May-14 26-May-14 19-May-14 02-Jun-14 26-May-14 09-Jun-14 02-Jun-14 16-Jun-14 G 09-Jun-14 23-Jun-14 16-Jun-14 30-Jun-14 p 23-Jun-14 07-Jul-14 G 30-Jun-14 14-Jul-14

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1464 1466 1468 1470 1472 1474 1476 1478 1480 1482 1484 1486 1488 1490 1492 1494 1496 1498 1500 1502 1504 1506 1508 1510 1512 1514

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START

07-Jul-14 14-Jul-14 21-Jul-14 28-Jul-14 pG 04-Aug-14 11-Aug-14 18-Aug-14 G 25-Aug-14 01-Sep-14 08-Sep-14 15-Sep-14 p 22-Sep-14 G 29-Sep-14 06-Oct-14 13-Oct-14 G 20-Oct-14 27-Oct-14 p 03-Nov-14 10-Nov-14 17-Nov-14 G 24-Nov-14 01-Dec-14 08-Dec-14 G 15-Dec-14 p 22-Dec-14 29-Dec-14

| G = German |

FINISH

21-Jul-14 28-Jul-14 04-Aug-14 11-Aug-14 18-Aug-14 25-Aug-14 01-Sep-14 08-Sep-14 15-Sep-14 22-Sep-14 29-Sep-14 06-Oct-14 13-Oct-14 20-Oct-14 27-Oct-14 03-Nov-14 10-Nov-14 17-Nov-14 24-Nov-14 01-Dec-14 08-Dec-14 15-Dec-14 22-Dec-14 29-Dec-14 05-Jan-15 12-Jan-15

= Guaranteed

Camping Tour code: NPJ

R10 950 Sgl Supp: R300 Optional AP: R1 480 p Small Group: R13 650 Length: 15 days / 14 nights Meals incl: B x 14, L x 12, D x 13 Start: Port Elizabeth End: Johannesburg Frequency: Twice a month Min / max people: 4 / 18 Min / max people (SG): 4 / 12

South Camping Tour code: NJP

R10 950 Sgl Supp: R300 Optional AP: R1 480 p Small Group: R13 650 Length: 15 days / 14 nights Meals incl: B x 14, L x 11, D x 13 Start: Johannesburg End: Port Elizabeth Frequency: Weekly Min / max people: 4 / 18 Min / max people (SG): 4 / 12

Tour dates - NJP / NAJP CODE

North

Drakensberg Hiking in the

Health y po rtions

Traditional Gumboot D ancers


Lesotho, Swaziland & Kruger Countries Visited: South Africa, Swaziland, Lesotho

Accommodated Tour code: NAPJ

R15 450 Sgl Supp: R2 320 Optional AP: R1 480 p Small Group: R19 350 Length: 15 days / 14 nights Meals incl: B x 14, L x 12, D x 13 Start: Port Elizabeth End: Johannesburg Frequency: Twice a month Min / max people: 4 / 18 Min / max people (SG): 4 / 12

Day 10 Hluhluwe - Imfolozi Game Reserve – Swaziland - Mlilwane This morning we drive to the Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve for a game drive in open 4x4 vehicles. The park is the only state-run park in the province of KwaZulu-Natal where all the Big Five occur. Due to conservation efforts, the park now has the largest population of white rhino in the world. In the afternoon we cross the border into Swaziland.

Featured Highlights

Day 11 Swaziland – Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary is Swazilands oldest reserve and covers 4,560 hectares. As there are no large predators in this area, there are a number of self-guided hikes available. Hiking is an excellent way of interacting with the flora and fauna here and comes highly recommended. Optional Activities: Guided birding walk, Game Drive, Village visit Day 12/13 South Africa - Kruger National Park We return to South Africa and drive to the Kruger NP for two unforgettable days of game viewing. Kruger National Park is home to Africa’s Big 5 as well as a multitude of other beautiful African animals, both small and large. Our truck gives us a height advantage over other vehicles, which means better photo opportunities. There will be a number of game drives to give us the best opportunity to see all the animals. Optional Activities (subject to availability): Full day 4x4 game drive, morning walk, sunset game drive

Lesotho pony trekking

Day 14 Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre Leaving the World’s most famous nature conservation area behind us, we travel to Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation centre to meet some of the rescued animals before they are released back into the wild. At our camp this evening we will be experiencing some typical South African cuisine while enjoying a traditional Song and Dance evening. Day 15 Panorama Route - Johannesburg We travel along the Panorama Route, stopping for breathtaking views at Blyde River Canyon, God’s Window and Bourke’s Luck Potholes. The tour ends on arrival in Johannesburg, although most will enjoy an optional dinner on our last night together. Optional Activity: Dinner Out.

Accommodated

This itinerary has been written with the Activity Package included. If you wish to participate in all the activities listed, you will need to purchase this package.

Tour code: NAJP

Drakensberg

R15 450 Sgl Supp: R2 320 Optional AP: R1 480 p Small Group: R19 350 Length: 15 days / 14 nights Meals incl: B x 14, L x 11, D x 13 Start: Johannesburg End: Port Elizabeth Frequency: Weekly Min / max people: 4 / 18 Min / max people (SG): 4 / 12

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Swazi Nation

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Kruger National Park

Panorama Route

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South African Explorer Countries Visited: South Africa, Lesotho, Swaziland

Activity Package R1 950

33 Wine tasting & Cheetah breeding project 33 Cango Caves basic tour 33 Tsitsikamma National Park entrance 33 Lesotho junior school visit 33 Hluhluwe game drive 33 St Lucia boat cruise 33 Moholoholo rehabilitation centre The guides have a very good knowledge about what they are doing! Doesn´t matter what stupid question you will ask them they have very interesting answers! About the places you are, about habits of the people there, about animals or whatever, just feel free to ask ;). Christian (Austria)

20 DAYS Day 1 Stellenbosch Wine Route Leaving the mother city of Cape Town behind us, we drive to the famous town of Stellenbosch, known worldwide for its quality wines, spectacular beauty, oak trees and historical buildings. Here we will have time to explore the town and sample some excellent wine from one of the local wine farms. Afterwards we will drive to the Cheetah Breeding Centre to experience these animals up close and personal. On clear days the magnificent mountain scenery makes for a memorable first day. On arrival at our accommodation for the night, your guides will brief you on what to expect from the days ahead. Optional Activity: Dinner Out Day 2 Route 62 – Oudtshoorn Today we travel along the famous Route 62 towards Oudtshoorn and, time permitting, stop at Ronnie’s Sex Shop, not a sex shop at all, but a rather interesting country pub. We take a guided tour of the Cango Caves, which have some of the most impressive limestone caverns and the different formations are quite astonishing. You will have the opportunity to visit an Ostrich farm later in the afternoon. Tonight we stay in Oudtshoorn. Optional Activity: Ostrich Farm visit. Day 3 Knysna / Plettenberg Bay Today we cross over the magnificent Outeniqua Mountains to Knysna. Your afternoon is free to explore Knysna, one of South Africa’s most popular seaside towns. Optional Activities: Elephant Encounter, Township Tour, Monkey town, Birds of Eden, lagoon cruise Day 4/5 Bloukrans and Tsitsikamma National Park One of South Africa’s best kept secrets is the Tsitsikamma National Park. Boasting exceptional hiking trails and superb coastal scenery Tsitsikamma is a destination that many people will return to. The first few hours of the famous Otter Trail Hike is included in your Activity Package. For those needing an adrenaline boost the nearby Bloukrans Bridge is home to the world’s highest bungee jump at 216m! Optional Activities: Bungee jumping (highest in the world), treetop canopy tours, blackwater tubing (min 4 clients) Day 6 Addo Elephant National Park Continuing to the Eastern Cape, we collect guests from Port Elizabeth airport before entering Addo Elephant National Park, which is home to many of Africa’s big game. Our truck gives us an elevated view on our game drive this afternoon, particularly for those photographic enthusiasts amongst us.

Tour dates - NCJ / NACJ CODE

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1418 06-Jan-14 25-Jan-14 1422 20-Jan-14 08-Feb-14 1426 G 03-Feb-14 22-Feb-14 1430 p 17-Feb-14 08-Mar-14 1434 03-Mar-14 22-Mar-14 1438 17-Mar-14 05-Apr-14 1442 G 31-Mar-14 19-Apr-14 1446 14-Apr-14 03-May-14 1450 p 28-Apr-14 17-May-14 1454 12-May-14 31-May-14 1458 G 26-May-14 14-Jun-14 1462 09-Jun-14 28-Jun-14 1466 23-Jun-14 12-Jul-14

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1470 p 07-Jul-14 26-Jul-14 1474 G 21-Jul-14 09-Aug-14 1478 04-Aug-14 23-Aug-14 1482 18-Aug-14 06-Sep-14 1486 01-Sep-14 20-Sep-14 1490 pG 15-Sep-14 04-Oct-14 1494 29-Sep-14 18-Oct-14 1498 13-Oct-14 01-Nov-14 1502 27-Oct-14 15-Nov-14 1506 G 10-Nov-14 29-Nov-14 1510 p 24-Nov-14 13-Dec-14 1514 08-Dec-14 27-Dec-14 1518 22-Dec-14 10-Jan-15

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Tour dates - NJC / NAJC CODE

1412 1414 1416 1418 1420 1422 1424 1426 1428 1430 1432 1434 1436 1438 1440 1442 1444 1446 1448 1450 1452 1454 1456 1458 1460 1462

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06-Jan-14 25-Jan-14 G 13-Jan-14 01-Feb-14 20-Jan-14 08-Feb-14 p 27-Jan-14 15-Feb-14 03-Feb-14 22-Feb-14 10-Feb-14 01-Mar-14 G 17-Feb-14 08-Mar-14 24-Feb-14 15-Mar-14 03-Mar-14 22-Mar-14 G 10-Mar-14 29-Mar-14 p 17-Mar-14 05-Apr-14 24-Mar-14 12-Apr-14 31-Mar-14 19-Apr-14 07-Apr-14 26-Apr-14 G 14-Apr-14 03-May-14 21-Apr-14 10-May-14 28-Apr-14 17-May-14 pG 05-May-14 24-May-14 12-May-14 31-May-14 19-May-14 07-Jun-14 26-May-14 14-Jun-14 02-Jun-14 21-Jun-14 G 09-Jun-14 28-Jun-14 16-Jun-14 05-Jul-14 p 23-Jun-14 12-Jul-14 G 30-Jun-14 19-Jul-14

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07-Jul-14 14-Jul-14 21-Jul-14 28-Jul-14 pG 04-Aug-14 11-Aug-14 18-Aug-14 G 25-Aug-14 01-Sep-14 08-Sep-14 15-Sep-14 p 22-Sep-14 G 29-Sep-14 06-Oct-14 13-Oct-14 G 20-Oct-14 27-Oct-14 p 03-Nov-14 10-Nov-14 17-Nov-14 G 24-Nov-14 01-Dec-14 08-Dec-14 G 15-Dec-14 p 22-Dec-14 29-Dec-14

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26-Jul-14 02-Aug-14 09-Aug-14 16-Aug-14 23-Aug-14 30-Aug-14 06-Sep-14 13-Sep-14 20-Sep-14 27-Sep-14 04-Oct-14 11-Oct-14 18-Oct-14 25-Oct-14 01-Nov-14 08-Nov-14 15-Nov-14 22-Nov-14 29-Nov-14 06-Dec-14 13-Dec-14 20-Dec-14 27-Dec-14 03-Jan-15 10-Jan-15 17-Jan-15

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Day 7/8 Cintsa This morning we drive to Port Elizabeth Airport where we make a quick stop, and then on to Cintsa where you will have the chance to participate in the optional activities on offer. Optional Activities: boat rental, quad biking, Xhosa village visit. Day 9/10 Lesotho - Malealea Today we leave South Africa and enter the landlocked mountain kingdom of Lesotho. Lesotho is one of the highest countries in the world, with the entire country being over 1000m above sea level. The next day we get up early and those who opt to go on the optional Pony Trekking Excursion will ride into the remote hills of Lesotho accompanied by local guides. On your return the group will visit the local village and school (school holidays permitting). Optional Activities: Pony Trekking Excursion, Hiking. Day 11/12 South Africa - uKhahlamba Drakensberg Park The Drakensberg Mountains are South Africa’s highest and most beautiful. We explore the mountain paths and take in the breathtaking views offered in the uKhahlamba Drakensberg (Royal Natal) National Park. On our second day we will be going on a guided hike to see some of the San rock paintings. Optional activities: Horse riding, Hiking Day 13 Kwa-Zulu Natal Coast - Durban It’s all downhill as we leave the mountain scenery en route to the Kwazulu Natal Coast. The bustling city of Durban is South Africa’s busiest port and well know surfing destination. We stay in the city centre this evening and maybe sample some Indian cuisine and enjoy this coastal city’s vibrant nightlife. Optional Activity: Dinner out at local restaurant

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North Camping Tour code: NCJ

R13 950 Sgl Supp: R520 Optional AP: R1 950 p Small Group: R17 450 Length: 20 days / 19 nights Meals incl: B x 19, L x 15, D x 17 Start: Cape Town End: Johannesburg Frequency: Twice a month Min / max people: 4 / 18 Min / max people (SG): 4 / 12

South Camping Tour code: NJC

R13 950 Sgl Supp: R520 Optional AP: R1 950 p Small Group: R17 450 Length: 20 days / 19 nights Meals incl: B x 19, L x 15, D x 17 Start: Johannesburg End: Cape Town Frequency: Weekly Min / max people: 4 / 18 Min / max people (SG): 4 / 12


South African Explorer Countries Visited: South Africa, Lesotho, Swaziland

Accommodated Tour code: NACJ

R19 950 Sgl Supp: R3 450 Optional AP: R1 950 p Small Group: R24 950 Length: 20 days / 19 nights Meals incl: B x 19, L x 15, D x 17 Start: Cape Town End: Johannesburg Frequency: Twice a month Min / max people: 4 / 18 Min / max people (SG): 4 / 12

Day 14 iSimangaliso Wetland Park Soon after our arrival at the iSimangaliso Wetland Park we board a boat for a sunset cruise on the lagoon for some bird and hippo viewing! This UNESCO recognised area is extremely varied and includes: lakes, beaches, coral reefs, wetlands, woodlands, coastal forests and grasslands together supporting an astounding diversity of animal, bird and marine life.

Featured Highlights

Day 15 Hluhluwe - Umfolozi Game Reserve – Swaziland - Mlilwane This morning we drive to the Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Game Reserve for a game drive in open 4x4 vehicles. The park is the only state-run park in the province of KwaZulu-Natal where all the Big Five occur. Due to conservation efforts, the park now has the largest population of white rhino in the world. In the afternoon we cross the border into Swaziland. Day 16 Swaziland – Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary is Swaziland’s oldest reserve and covers 4,560 hectares. As there are no large predators in this area, there are a number of self-guided hikes available. Hiking is an excellent way of interacting with the flora and fauna and comes highly recommended. Optional Activities: Guided birding walk, Game Drive, Village visit

Cape Town

Day 17/18 South Africa - Kruger National Park We return to South Africa and drive to the Kruger NP for two unforgettable days of game viewing. Kruger National Park is home to Africa’s Big 5 as well as a multitude of other beautiful African animals, both small and large. Our truck gives us a height advantage over other vehicles, which means better photo opportunities. There will be a number of game drives to give us the best opportunity to see all the animals. Day 19 Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre Leaving the World’s most famous nature conservation area behind us, we travel to Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation centre to meet some of the rescued animals before they are released back into the wild. At our camp this evening we will experience some typical South African cuisine while enjoying a traditional song and dance evening.

Accommodated Tour code: NAJC

R19 950 Sgl Supp: R3 450 Optional AP: R1 950 p Small Group: R24 950 Length: 20 days / 19 nights Meals incl: B x 19, L x 15, D x 17 Start: Johannesburg End: Cape Town Frequency: Weekly Min / max people: 4 / 18 Min / max people (SG): 4 / 12

Day 20 Panorama Route - Johannesburg Today we travel along the Panorama Route, stopping for breathtaking views at Blyde River Canyon, God’s Window and Bourke’s Luck Potholes. The tour ends on arrival in Johannesburg, although most who choose to stay for an additional night will enjoy an optional dinner for their last evening together. Optional Activities: Dinner Out.

Garden Route

This itinerary has been written with the Activity Package included. If you wish to participate in all the activities listed, you will need to purchase this package.

Swazi Nation

The wine route

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Kruger National Park

Panorama Route

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Escape to Mozambique Countries Visited: Mozambique

Round Trip Camping Tour code: NMZ

R6 450 Sgl Supp: R100 Optional AP: R2 750 p Small Group: R8 150 Length: 8 days / 7 nights Meals incl: B x 7, L x 7, D x 7 Start: Maputo End: Maputo Frequency: Twice a month Min / max people: 4 / 18 Min / max people (SG): 4 / 12

Accommodated Tour code: NAMZ

R8 450 Sgl Supp: R1 010 Optional AP: R4 050 p Small Group: R10 550 Length: 8 days / 7 nights Meals incl: B x 7, L x 7, D x 7 Start: Maputo End: Maputo Frequency: Twice a month Min / max people: 4 / 18 Min / max people (SG): 4 / 12

8 DAYS Day 1 Mozambique – Praia do Tofo After meeting your guides, we travel north and you can’t help but be capti33 Bazaruto excursion vated by the beautiful coastal scenery before arriving in Praia do Tofo and our stop for the next two nights. Whether you just want to relax on the white sandy beaches or take on some of Africa’s most amazing diving and snorkelling spots, there’s plenty on offer in Tofo. Optional Activities: Snorkelling, Scuba Diving and Surfing.

Activity Package R2 750 Activity Package R4 050

Featured Highlights

Day 2 Praia do Tofo In season Tofo is one of the world’s best sites for the viewing of the world’s largest fish, the Whale Shark. This entire day is free so that you can go snorkelling, scuba diving or just relax on the beautiful white sandy beach. Day 3 Vilanculos The Bazaruto Archipelago is Mozambique’s premier destination and it’s not hard to understand why. A protected area, the sea-life here is spectacular and snorkelling at one of the reefs is one of the best ways to enjoy it. On the way to Vilanculos we will be stopping at a local craft market for a little souvenir shopping.

Local Market

Day 4 Bazaruto Archipelago National Park Excursion The Bazaruto excursion is taken on the traditional sailing vessel of the African East Coast, the Dhow. We sail out to the islands and have the opportunity to snorkel, swim and relax over these 2 days. The Bazaruto is one of Southern Africa’s largest marine parks. Accommodated tour: Accommodation this evening will be in a small lodge. Camping tour: We will overnight at a camp on the beach in our tents. Please note: If you have not purchased the Activity Package you will stay at the accommodation in Vilanculos for the following 2 days. Day 5 Bazaruto Archipelago National Park Excursion The second day of this oceanic excursion is again spent exploring the crystal clear waters of the Indian ocean and the abundant sea-life it supports. On rare occasions the weather may be unfavourable and in this case the Dhow will be replaced with a more conventional vessel.

Snorkelling

Day 6/7 Inhambane Today we travel through coconut plantations to the old Portuguese settlement of Inhambane. This coastal region is very relaxing and boasts incredible beaches. There are many optional activities available here from fishing to horse riding. Optional Activities: Scuba Diving, Quad Biking, Snorkelling Day 8 Maputo area Today we return south towards the direction of Mozambique’s capital, Maputo. Mozambique gained full independence from the Portuguese in 1975, but only gained political stability in more recent times and is undergoing a major upgrade as the country’s economy grows. Your tour ends at our overnight stop just outside Maputo. This itinerary has been written with the Activity Package included. If you wish to participate in all the activities listed, you will need to purchase this package.

Maputo

Beaches Tour dates - NMZ / NAMZ CODE START FINISH 1414 p 15-Jan-14 22-Jan-14 1418 29-Jan-14 05-Feb-14 1422 12-Feb-14 19-Feb-14 1426 pG 26-Feb-14 05-Mar-14 1430 12-Mar-14 19-Mar-14 1434 26-Mar-14 02-Apr-14 1438 p 09-Apr-14 16-Apr-14 1442 G 23-Apr-14 30-Apr-14 1446 07-May-14 14-May-14 1450 p 21-May-14 28-May-14 1454 04-Jun-14 11-Jun-14 1458 G 18-Jun-14 25-Jun-14 1462 p 02-Jul-14 09-Jul-14

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CODE START FINISH 1466 16-Jul-14 23-Jul-14 1470 30-Jul-14 06-Aug-14 1474 pG 13-Aug-14 20-Aug-14 1478 27-Aug-14 03-Sep-14 1482 10-Sep-14 17-Sep-14 1486 p 24-Sep-14 01-Oct-14 1490 G 08-Oct-14 15-Oct-14 1494 22-Oct-14 29-Oct-14 1498 p 05-Nov-14 12-Nov-14 1502 19-Nov-14 26-Nov-14 1506 G 03-Dec-14 10-Dec-14 1510 p 17-Dec-14 24-Dec-14 1514 31-Dec-14 07-Jan-15

Diving


14 DAYS Round Trip Camping Tour code: NJMJ

R11 950 Sgl Supp: R100 Optional AP: R2 950 p Small Group: R14 950 Length: 14 days / 13 nights Meals incl: B x 13, L x 12, D x 12 Start: Johannesburg End: Johannesburg Frequency: Twice a month Min / max people: 4 / 18 Min / max people (SG): 4 / 12

Accommodated Tour code: NAJMJ

R14 750 Sgl Supp: R2 250 Optional AP: R4 250 p Small Group: R18 450 Length: 14 days / 13 nights Meals incl: B x 13, L x 12, D x 12 Start: Johannesburg End: Johannesburg Frequency: Twice a month Min / max people: 4 / 18 Min / max people (SG): 4 / 12

Activity Package R2 950 Activity Package R4 250

33 Bazaruto excursion 33 Moholoholo

rehabilitation centre

Day 1 South Africa - Swaziland Hlane Royal National Park Leaving Johannesburg early, we travel through the Mpumalanga province to Swaziland. After crossing the border we enter Hlane Royal NP, a huge nature reserve, home to lion, elephant and white rhino. Optional Activities: Hiking, Mountain Biking, Game drive.

Discover Mozambique Countries Visited: South Africa, Swaziland, Mozambique

Featured Highlights

Day 2 Hlane Royal National Park Originally the private hunting area of the Swazi Royal family the area is now held in a trust and managed by Big Game Parks. As the lions are housed in a fenced enclosure it is possible to hike inside the park. Optional Activities: Hiking, Mountain Biking, Game drive. Day 3/4 Mozambique – Praia do Tofo We cross into Mozambique. Travelling north you can’t help but be captivated by the beautiful coastal scenery before arriving in Praia do Tofo and our accommodation for the next two nights. Whether you just want to relax on the white sandy beaches or take on some of Africa’s most amazing diving and snorkelling spots, there’s plenty on offer in Tofo. Optional Activities: Snorkelling, Scuba Diving and Surfing.

Swazi Nation

Day 5 Vilanculos The Bazaruto Archipelago is Mozambique’s premier destination and it’s not hard to understand why. A protected area, the sea-life here is spectacular and snorkelling at one of the reefs is one of the best ways to enjoy it. On the way to Vilanculos we will be stopping at a local craft market for a little souvenir shopping. Day 6/7 Bazaruto Archipelago National Park Excursion The Bazaruto excursion is taken on the traditional sailing vessel of the African East Coast, the Dhow. We sail out to the islands and have the opportunity to snorkel, swim and relax over these 2 days. The Bazaruto is one of Southern Africa’s largest marine parks. Accommodated tour: Accommodation this evening will be in a small lodge. Camping tour: We will overnight at a camp on the beach in our tents. Please note: If you have not purchased the Activity Package you will stay at the accommodation in Vilanculos for the following 2 days. Day 8/9 Inhambane Today we travel through coconut plantations to the old Portuguese settlement of Inhambane. This coastal region is very relaxing and boasts incredible beaches. There are many optional activities available here from fishing to horse riding. Optional Activities: Scuba Diving, Quad Biking, Snorkelling

Diving

Day 10 Maputo area Today we return south towards the direction of Mozambique’s capital, Maputo. Mozambique gained full independence from the Portuguese in 1975, but only gained political stability in more recent times and is undergoing a major upgrade as the country’s economy grows. Day 11/12 South Africa – Greater Kruger National Park Today we drive through Maputo’s capital and return to South Africa to the world famous Kruger National Park, where we hope to spot Africa’s Big 5. The Kruger Park is the most famous nature conservation area in the world. Day 13 Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre Today we visit the Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre, where animals are being re-habilitated before being released back in to the wild. In the evening we enjoy a traditional song and dance evening along with a typical South African meal.

Bazaruto Island

Day 14 Panorama Route - Johannesburg Travelling along the Panorama Route we stop at Blyde River Canyon and Bourkes Luck Potholes. The tour ends on arrival in Johannesburg. Johannesburg has many excellent restaurants and the group often spends this evening together. Optional Activities: Dinner out This itinerary has been written with the Activity Package included. If you wish to participate in all the activities listed, you will need to purchase this package.

Kruger National Park Tour dates - NJMJ / NAJMJ CODE START FINISH CODE START FINISH 1414 p 13-Jan-14 26-Jan-14 1466 14-Jul-14 27-Jul-14 1418 27-Jan-14 09-Feb-14 1470 28-Jul-14 10-Aug-14 1422 10-Feb-14 23-Feb-14 1474 pG 11-Aug-14 24-Aug-14 25-Aug-14 07-Sep-14 1426 pG 24-Feb-14 09-Mar-14 1478 1430 10-Mar-14 23-Mar-14 1482 08-Sep-14 21-Sep-14 1434 24-Mar-14 06-Apr-14 1486 p 22-Sep-14 05-Oct-14 1438 p 07-Apr-14 20-Apr-14 1490 G 06-Oct-14 19-Oct-14 1442 G 21-Apr-14 04-May-14 1494 20-Oct-14 02-Nov-14 1446 05-May-1418-May-14 1498 p 03-Nov-14 16-Nov-14 1450 p 19-May-14 01-Jun-14 1502 17-Nov-14 30-Nov-14 1454 02-Jun-14 15-Jun-14 1506 G 01-Dec-14 14-Dec-14 1458 G 16-Jun-14 29-Jun-14 1510 p 15-Dec-14 28-Dec-14 29-Dec-14 11-Jan-15 1462 p 30-Jun-14 13-Jul-14 1514

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Blyde River Canyon

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Desert Explorer Countries Visited: South Africa, Namibia

North

7 DAYS Activity Package R600

33 Cederberg Guided Walk 33 Guided desert walk with

Camping Tour code: NCS

R6 750 Sgl Supp: R110 Optional AP: R600 p Small Group: N/A Length: 7 days / 6 nights Meals incl: B x 5, L x 6, D x 5 Start: Cape Town End: Swakopmund Frequency: Twice a week Min / max people: 4 / 24

South Camping Tour code: NSC

R5 750 Sgl Supp: R210 Optional AP: R600 p Small Group: N/A Length: 7 days / 6 nights Meals incl: B x 6, L x 6, D x 5 Start: Swakopmund End: Cape Town Frequency: Twice a month Min / max people: 4 / 24

local expert

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. Today 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.

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.

Featured Highlights

Namib Desert

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 Activity: Half-Day Canoe Adventure. 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! 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 Activity: Transfer into 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 Activities: Dinner out

Orange River

Fish River Canyon

Day 7 Swakopmund This morning your tour ends. Keep the day 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. 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, dinner out etc. This itinerary has been written with the Activity Package included. If you wish to participate in all the activities listed, you will need to purchase this package.

Cederberg Region

Swakopmund Tour dates - NSC CODE 1393 1397 1401 1405 1409 1413 1417 1421 1425 1429 1433 1437 1441

START 11-Jan-14 25-Jan-14 08-Feb-14 22-Feb-14 08-Mar-14 22-Mar-14 05-Apr-14 19-Apr-14 03-May-14 17-May-14 31-May-14 14-Jun-14 28-Jun-14

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CODE 1445 1449 1453 1457 1461 1465 1469 1473 1477 1481 1485 1489 1493

START 12-Jul-14 26-Jul-14 09-Aug-14 23-Aug-14 06-Sep-14 20-Sep-14 04-Oct-14 18-Oct-14 01-Nov-14 15-Nov-14 29-Nov-14 13-Dec-14 27-Dec-14

Tour dates - NCS FINISH 18-Jul-14 01-Aug-14 15-Aug-14 29-Aug-14 12-Sep-14 26-Sep-14 10-Oct-14 24-Oct-14 07-Nov-14 21-Nov-14 05-Dec-14 19-Dec-14 02-Jan-15

CODE START FINISH 1417 01-Jan-14 07-Jan-14 1418 05-Jan-14 11-Jan-14 1419 08-Jan-14 14-Jan-14 1420 12-Jan-14 18-Jan-14 1421 G 15-Jan-14 21-Jan-14 1422 19-Jan-14 25-Jan-14 1423 22-Jan-14 28-Jan-14 1424 26-Jan-14 01-Feb-14 1425 G 29-Jan-14 04-Feb-14 1426 02-Feb-14 08-Feb-14 1427 05-Feb-14 11-Feb-14 1428 09-Feb-14 15-Feb-14 1429 G 12-Feb-14 18-Feb-14 1430 16-Feb-14 22-Feb-14 1431 19-Feb-14 25-Feb-14 1432 23-Feb-14 01-Mar-14 1433 26-Feb-14 04-Mar-14 1434 02-Mar-14 08-Mar-14

CODE START FINISH 1435 05-Mar-14 11-Mar-14 1436 09-Mar-14 15-Mar-14 1437 G 12-Mar-14 18-Mar-14 1438 16-Mar-14 22-Mar-14 1439 19-Mar-14 25-Mar-14 1440 23-Mar-14 29-Mar-14 1441 26-Mar-14 01-Apr-14 1442 30-Mar-14 05-Apr-14 1443 02-Apr-14 08-Apr-14 1444 06-Apr-14 12-Apr-14 1445 G 09-Apr-14 15-Apr-14 1446 13-Apr-14 19-Apr-14 1447 16-Apr-14 22-Apr-14 1448 20-Apr-14 26-Apr-14 1449 G 23-Apr-14 29-Apr-14 1450 27-Apr-14 03-May-14 1451 30-Apr-14 06-May-14 1452 04-May-14 10-May-14

CODE START FINISH 1453 G 07-May-14 13-May-14 1454 11-May-14 17-May-14 1455 14-May-14 20-May-14 1456 18-May-14 24-May-14 1457 21-May-14 27-May-14 1458 25-May-14 31-May-14 1459 28-May-14 03-Jun-14 1460 01-Jun-14 07-Jun-14 1461 G 04-Jun-14 10-Jun-14 1462 08-Jun-14 14-Jun-14 1463 11-Jun-14 17-Jun-14 1464 15-Jun-14 21-Jun-14 1465 18-Jun-14 24-Jun-14 1466 22-Jun-14 28-Jun-14 1467 25-Jun-14 01-Jul-14 1468 29-Jun-14 05-Jul-14 1469 G 02-Jul-14 08-Jul-14 1470 06-Jul-14 12-Jul-14

CODE START FINISH 1471 09-Jul-14 15-Jul-14 1472 13-Jul-14 19-Jul-14 1473 G 16-Jul-14 22-Jul-14 1474 20-Jul-14 26-Jul-14 1475 23-Jul-14 29-Jul-14 1476 27-Jul-14 02-Aug-14 1477 G 30-Jul-14 05-Aug-14 1478 03-Aug-14 09-Aug-14 1479 06-Aug-14 12-Aug-14 1480 10-Aug-14 16-Aug-14 1481 13-Aug-14 19-Aug-14 1482 17-Aug-14 23-Aug-14 1483 20-Aug-14 26-Aug-14 1484 24-Aug-14 30-Aug-14 1485 G 27-Aug-14 02-Sep-14 1486 31-Aug-14 06-Sep-14 1487 03-Sep-14 09-Sep-14 1488 07-Sep-14 13-Sep-14

CODE START FINISH 1489 10-Sep-14 16-Sep-14 1490 14-Sep-14 20-Sep-14 1491 17-Sep-14 23-Sep-14 1492 21-Sep-14 27-Sep-14 1493 G 24-Sep-14 30-Sep-14 1494 28-Sep-14 04-Oct-14 1495 01-Oct-14 07-Oct-14 1496 05-Oct-14 11-Oct-14 1497 G 08-Oct-14 14-Oct-14 1498 12-Oct-14 18-Oct-14 1499 15-Oct-14 21-Oct-14 1500 19-Oct-14 25-Oct-14 1501 G 22-Oct-14 28-Oct-14 1502 26-Oct-14 01-Nov-14 1503 29-Oct-14 04-Nov-14 1504 02-Nov-14 08-Nov-14 1505 05-Nov-14 11-Nov-14 1506 09-Nov-14 15-Nov-14

CODE START FINISH 1507 12-Nov-14 18-Nov-14 1508 16-Nov-14 22-Nov-14 1509 G 19-Nov-14 25-Nov-14 1510 23-Nov-14 29-Nov-14 1511 26-Nov-14 02-Dec-14 1512 30-Nov-14 06-Dec-14 1513 03-Dec-14 09-Dec-14 1514 07-Dec-14 13-Dec-14 1515 10-Dec-14 16-Dec-14 1516 14-Dec-14 20-Dec-14 1517 G 17-Dec-14 23-Dec-14 1518 21-Dec-14 27-Dec-14 1519 24-Dec-14 30-Dec-14 1520 28-Dec-14 03-Jan-15 1521 G 31-Dec-14 06-Jan-15

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7 DAYS North

Activity Package R600

33 Cederberg Guided Walk 33 Guided desert walk with

Accommodated

local expert

Tour code: NACS

R11 750

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.

Desert Explorer Countries Visited: South Africa, Namibia

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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.

Sgl Supp: R700 Optional AP: R600 p Small Group: R14 650 Length: 7 days / 6 nights Meals incl: B x 6, L x 6, D x 5 Start: Cape Town End: Swakopmund Frequency: Weekly Min / max people: 4 / 18 Min / max people (SG): 4 / 12

Day 3 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. Optional Activity: Half-Day Canoe Adventure.

Cederberg Region

Day 4 Namib-Naukluft 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 just outside the park.

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Day 5 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. Optional Activity: Transfer to Deadvlei

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Day 6/7 Swakopmund We are joined by an expert local guide for a desert walk. Exploring on foot, this local guide will share his detailed knowledge of the ecosystem. Afterwards we cross the Tropic of Capricorn on our way from the Atlantic Coast. Then it’s on to Swakopmund, the adventure capital of Namibia, where you will be briefed on the many optional activities available. Your tour ends after breakfast on day 7. Optional Activities: Dinner out, quad biking, sand boarding, sky diving, scenic flight.

This tour continues on to Etosha National Park, Okavango Delta and Victoria Falls. If this excites your inner travel bug, talk to us about extending your tour by adding our 14 day Desert & Delta tour (page 38).

Orange River

This itinerary has been written with the Activity Package included. If you wish to participate in all the activities listed, you will need to purchase this package.

Fish River Canyon

Canyon sundowers

Skydive

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Namib Desert

Tour dates - NACS CODE

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1417 p 01-Jan-14 07-Jan-14 1419 08-Jan-14 14-Jan-14 1421 G 15-Jan-14 21-Jan-14 1423 22-Jan-14 28-Jan-14 1425 29-Jan-14 04-Feb-14 1427 05-Feb-14 11-Feb-14 1429 pG 12-Feb-14 18-Feb-14 1431 19-Feb-14 25-Feb-14 1433 26-Feb-14 04-Mar-14 1435 05-Mar-14 11-Mar-14 1437 G 12-Mar-14 18-Mar-14 1439 p 19-Mar-14 25-Mar-14 1441 26-Mar-14 01-Apr-14 1443 02-Apr-14 08-Apr-14 1445 G 09-Apr-14 15-Apr-14 1447 16-Apr-14 22-Apr-14 1449 p 23-Apr-14 29-Apr-14

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1451 30-Apr-14 06-May-14 1485 G 27-Aug-14 02-Sep-14 1519 24-Dec-14 30-Dec-14 1453 G 07-May-14 13-May-14 1487 03-Sep-14 09-Sep-14 1521 31-Dec-14 06-Jan-15 1455 14-May-14 20-May-14 1489 10-Sep-14 16-Sep-14   = Small Groups 1457 21-May-14 27-May-14 1491 17-Sep-14 23-Sep-14 p  1459 28-May-14 03-Jun-14 1493 pG 24-Sep-14 30-Sep-14 G = German 1461 pG 04-Jun-14 10-Jun-14 1495 01-Oct-14 07-Oct-14 08-Oct-14 14-Oct-14 1463 11-Jun-14 17-Jun-14 1497 = Guaranteed 15-Oct-14 21-Oct-14 1465 18-Jun-14 24-Jun-14 1499 1467 25-Jun-14 01-Jul-14 1501 G 22-Oct-14 28-Oct-14 1469 G 02-Jul-14 08-Jul-14 1503 p 29-Oct-14 04-Nov-14 1471 p 09-Jul-14 15-Jul-14 1505 05-Nov-14 11-Nov-14 1473 16-Jul-14 22-Jul-14 1507 12-Nov-14 18-Nov-14 1475 23-Jul-14 29-Jul-14 1509 G 19-Nov-14 25-Nov-14 1477 G 30-Jul-14 05-Aug-14 1511 26-Nov-14 02-Dec-14 1479 06-Aug-14 12-Aug-14 1513 p 03-Dec-14 09-Dec-14 1481 p 13-Aug-14 19-Aug-14 1515 10-Dec-14 16-Dec-14 1483 20-Aug-14 26-Aug-14 1517 G 17-Dec-14 23-Dec-14

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Delta & Chobe Trail Countries Visited: Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia

North

8 DAYS Activity Package R2 950

Camping Tour code: NWV

R7 950 Sgl Supp: R300 Optional AP: R2 950 p Small Group: N/A Length: 8 days / 7 nights Meals incl: B x 7, L x 7, D x 6 Start: Windhoek End: Victoria Falls Frequency: Twice a week Min / max people: 4 / 24

South Camping Tour code: NVW

R6 950 Sgl Supp: R300 Optional AP: R2 950 p Small Group: N/A Length: 8 days / 7 nights Meals incl: B x 7, L x 7, D x 6 Start: Victoria Falls End: Windhoek Frequency: Twice a month Min / max people: 4 / 24

33 3 day Delta drive in 33 Chobe NP boat cruise 33 Vic Falls NP entry

Day 1 Botswana - Ghanzi After meeting your guides, we have an early start and head towards Botswana and onto Ghanzi. After setting up camp we meet with a local Bushman (San) community and experience some traditional tribal dancing. Optional activity: Bushman walk.

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Day 2 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)

Delta Sunset

Day 3/4 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 days. Day 5 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.

Okavango Delta

Day 6 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. Day 7 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. An optional dinner out is a friendly way to end your tour with all the new friends you’ve made along the way. Optional Activities: Chobe morning game drive, Zambezi Sunset Cruise

Chobe National Park

Day 8 Victoria Falls Officially your tour finishes after breakfast but most people will spend the day White Water Rafting, a not-to-be-missed experience of a lifetime! Vic Falls offers many exciting alternatives such as a walk with lions or a bungee jump from the bridge that joins Zimbabwe with Zambia. Optional Activities: white water rafting, Flight over the falls, bungee jump (solo) The southbound tour varies slightly to the itinerary listed on this page. Please contact us, should you be interested in the southbound itinerary. This itinerary has been written with the Activity Package included. If you wish to participate in all the activities listed, you will need to purchase this package.

Victoria Falls

NB – It is possible to book our 2 day “Journey to Johannesburg” transit (page 7) straight after this tour, as this is one of the cheapest ways to get from Victoria Falls to Johannesburg.

Scenic Flight Tour dates - NVW CODE 1397 1401 1405 1409 1413 1417 1421 1425 1429 1433 1437 1441 1445

START 12-Jan-14 26-Jan-14 09-Feb-14 23-Feb-14 09-Mar-14 23-Mar-14 06-Apr-14 20-Apr-14 04-May-14 18-May-14 01-Jun-14 15-Jun-14 29-Jun-14

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FINISH 19-Jan-14 02-Feb-14 16-Feb-14 02-Mar-14 16-Mar-14 30-Mar-14 13-Apr-14 27-Apr-14 11-May-14 25-May-14 08-Jun-14 22-Jun-14 06-Jul-14

CODE 1449 1453 1457 1461 1465 1469 1473 1477 1481 1485 1489 1493 1497

START 13-Jul-14 27-Jul-14 10-Aug-14 24-Aug-14 07-Sep-14 21-Sep-14 05-Oct-14 19-Oct-14 02-Nov-14 16-Nov-14 30-Nov-14 14-Dec-14 28-Dec-14

Tour dates - NWV FINISH 20-Jul-14 03-Aug-14 17-Aug-14 31-Aug-14 14-Sep-14 28-Sep-14 12-Oct-14 26-Oct-14 09-Nov-14 23-Nov-14 07-Dec-14 21-Dec-14 04-Jan-15

CODE START FINISH 1414 03-Jan-14 10-Jan-14 1415 06-Jan-14 13-Jan-14 1416 10-Jan-14 17-Jan-14 1417 13-Jan-14 20-Jan-14 1418 17-Jan-14 24-Jan-14 1419 20-Jan-14 27-Jan-14 1420 24-Jan-14 31-Jan-14 1421 G 27-Jan-14 03-Feb-14 1422 31-Jan-14 07-Feb-14 1423 03-Feb-14 10-Feb-14 1424 07-Feb-14 14-Feb-14 1425 G 10-Feb-14 17-Feb-14 1426 14-Feb-14 21-Feb-14 1427 17-Feb-14 24-Feb-14 1428 21-Feb-14 28-Feb-14 1429 G 24-Feb-14 03-Mar-14 1430 28-Feb-14 07-Mar-14 1431 03-Mar-14 10-Mar-14

CODE START FINISH 1432 07-Mar-14 14-Mar-14 1433 10-Mar-14 17-Mar-14 1434 14-Mar-14 21-Mar-14 1435 17-Mar-14 24-Mar-14 1436 21-Mar-14 28-Mar-14 1437 G 24-Mar-14 31-Mar-14 1438 28-Mar-14 04-Apr-14 1439 31-Mar-14 07-Apr-14 1440 04-Apr-14 11-Apr-14 1441 07-Apr-14 14-Apr-14 1442 11-Apr-14 18-Apr-14 1443 14-Apr-14 21-Apr-14 1444 18-Apr-14 25-Apr-14 1445 G 21-Apr-14 28-Apr-14 1446 25-Apr-14 02-May-14 1447 28-Apr-14 05-May-14 1448 02-May-14 09-May-14 1449 G 05-May-14 12-May-14

CODE START FINISH 1450 09-May-14 16-May-14 1451 12-May-14 19-May-14 1452 16-May-14 23-May-14 1453 G 19-May-14 26-May-14 1454 23-May-14 30-May-14 1455 26-May-14 02-Jun-14 1456 30-May-14 06-Jun-14 1457 02-Jun-14 09-Jun-14 1458 06-Jun-14 13-Jun-14 1459 09-Jun-14 16-Jun-14 1460 13-Jun-14 20-Jun-14 1461 G 16-Jun-14 23-Jun-14 1462 20-Jun-14 27-Jun-14 1463 23-Jun-14 30-Jun-14 1464 27-Jun-14 04-Jul-14 1465 30-Jun-14 07-Jul-14 1466 04-Jul-14 11-Jul-14 1467 07-Jul-14 14-Jul-14

CODE 1468 1469 1470 1471 1472 1473 1474 1475 1476 1477 1478 1479 1480 1481 1482 1483 1484 1485

START 11-Jul-14 14-Jul-14 18-Jul-14 21-Jul-14 25-Jul-14 G 28-Jul-14 01-Aug-14 04-Aug-14 08-Aug-14 G 11-Aug-14 15-Aug-14 18-Aug-14 22-Aug-14 25-Aug-14 29-Aug-14 01-Sep-14 05-Sep-14 G 08-Sep-14 G

FINISH 18-Jul-14 21-Jul-14 25-Jul-14 28-Jul-14 01-Aug-14 04-Aug-14 08-Aug-14 11-Aug-14 15-Aug-14 18-Aug-14 22-Aug-14 25-Aug-14 29-Aug-14 01-Sep-14 05-Sep-14 08-Sep-14 12-Sep-14 15-Sep-14

CODE START FINISH 1486 12-Sep-14 19-Sep-14 1487 15-Sep-14 22-Sep-14 1488 19-Sep-14 26-Sep-14 1489 22-Sep-14 29-Sep-14 1490 26-Sep-14 03-Oct-14 1491 29-Sep-14 06-Oct-14 1492 03-Oct-14 10-Oct-14 1493 G 06-Oct-14 13-Oct-14 1494 10-Oct-14 17-Oct-14 1495 13-Oct-14 20-Oct-14 1496 17-Oct-14 24-Oct-14 1497 G 20-Oct-14 27-Oct-14 1498 24-Oct-14 31-Oct-14 1499 27-Oct-14 03-Nov-14 1500 31-Oct-14 07-Nov-14 1501 G 03-Nov-14 10-Nov-14 1502 07-Nov-14 14-Nov-14 1503 10-Nov-14 17-Nov-14

CODE START FINISH 1504 14-Nov-14 21-Nov-14 1505 17-Nov-14 24-Nov-14 1506 21-Nov-14 28-Nov-14 1507 24-Nov-14 01-Dec-14 1508 28-Nov-14 05-Dec-14 1509 G 01-Dec-14 08-Dec-14 1510 05-Dec-14 12-Dec-14 1511 08-Dec-14 15-Dec-14 1512 12-Dec-14 19-Dec-14 1513 15-Dec-14 22-Dec-14 1514 19-Dec-14 26-Dec-14 1515 22-Dec-14 29-Dec-14 1516 26-Dec-14 02-Jan-15 1517 G 29-Dec-14 05-Jan-15

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8 DAYS North

Activity Package R9 000

33 3 day Delta fly in 33 Chobe NP boat cruise 33 Vic Falls NP entry

Accommodated Tour code: NAWV

Day 1 Botswana - Ghanzi After meeting your guides, we have an early start and head towards Botswana and onto Ghanzi. Later we arrive at our lodge in Ghanzi and this evening we experience some traditional tribal dancing from the local San community. Optional Activities: Bushman walk.

Day 2/3/4 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 day 3 & 4.

R8 850 Sgl Supp: R3 430 Optional AP: R9 000 p Small Group: R11 150 Length: 8 days / 7 nights Meals incl: B x 7, L x 7, D x 6 Start: Windhoek End: Victoria Falls Frequency: Weekly Min / max people: 4 / 18 Min / max people (SG): 4 / 12

Day 5 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.

Delta & Chobe Trail Countries Visited: Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia

Featured Highlights

Bushmen Community

Day 6 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 Game Drive (next morning)

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Day 7/8 Zimbabwe - Victoria Falls After an early morning optional game drive we cross into Zimbabwe where we have a short briefing on all the optional activities available here. Then we enter the much-anticipated Victoria Falls NP where we will experience the might of the great Zambezi River. Your tour officially finishes after breakfast on day 8, but there is the option to book extra nights. Optional Activities: White Water Rafting, Bungee Jump, Elephant Excursion and many more.

Feel like you’re missing out on South Africa? With a tour extension, you can easily get to Johannesburg and from there, join either the 4 day Kruger Big-5 tour (page 18) or the 20 day South African Explorer tour (page 28).

Okavango Delta

This itinerary has been written with the Activity Package included. If you wish to participate in all the activities listed, you will need to purchase this package. NB – It is possible to book our 2 day “Journey to Johannesburg” transit (page 7) straight after this tour, as this is one of the cheapest ways to get from Victoria Falls to Johannesburg. The transit will depart the next morning.

Delta Sunset

A bold adventu rer Tour dates - NAWV CODE 1415 1417 1419 1421 1423 1425 1427 1429 1431 1433 1435 1437 1439 1441 1443

START 06-Jan-14 p 13-Jan-14 20-Jan-14 G 27-Jan-14 03-Feb-14 10-Feb-14 17-Feb-14 pG 24-Feb-14 03-Mar-14 10-Mar-14 17-Mar-14 G 24-Mar-14 p 31-Mar-14 07-Apr-14 14-Apr-14

FINISH 13-Jan-14 20-Jan-14 27-Jan-14 03-Feb-14 10-Feb-14 17-Feb-14 24-Feb-14 03-Mar-14 10-Mar-14 17-Mar-14 24-Mar-14 31-Mar-14 07-Apr-14 14-Apr-14 21-Apr-14

CODE 1445 1447 1449 1451 1453 1455 1457 1459 1461 1463 1465 1467 1469 1471 1473

START G 21-Apr-14 28-Apr-14 p 05-May-14 12-May-14 G 19-May-14 26-May-14 02-Jun-14 09-Jun-14 pG 16-Jun-14 23-Jun-14 30-Jun-14 07-Jul-14 G 14-Jul-14 p 21-Jul-14 28-Jul-14

FINISH 28-Apr-14 05-May-14 12-May-14 19-May-14 26-May-14 02-Jun-14 09-Jun-14 16-Jun-14 23-Jun-14 30-Jun-14 07-Jul-14 14-Jul-14 21-Jul-14 28-Jul-14 04-Aug-14

CODE 1475 1477 1479 1481 1483 1485 1487 1489 1491 1493 1495 1497 1499 1501 1503

START 04-Aug-14 G 11-Aug-14 18-Aug-14 p 25-Aug-14 01-Sep-14 G 08-Sep-14 15-Sep-14 22-Sep-14 29-Sep-14 pG 06-Oct-14 13-Oct-14 20-Oct-14 27-Oct-14 G 03-Nov-14 p 10-Nov-14

FINISH 11-Aug-14 18-Aug-14 25-Aug-14 01-Sep-14 08-Sep-14 15-Sep-14 22-Sep-14 29-Sep-14 06-Oct-14 13-Oct-14 20-Oct-14 27-Oct-14 03-Nov-14 10-Nov-14 17-Nov-14

CODE START FINISH 1505 17-Nov-14 24-Nov-14 1507 24-Nov-14 01-Dec-14 1509 G 01-Dec-14 08-Dec-14 1511 08-Dec-14 15-Dec-14 1513 p 15-Dec-14 22-Dec-14 1515 22-Dec-14 29-Dec-14 1517 G 29-Dec-14 05-Jan-15

p    = Small Groups

G = German = Guaranteed

Chobe National Park

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Victoria Falls

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Best of Namibia Countries Visited: South Africa, Namibia

North

12 DAYS Activity Package R950

33 Cederberg Guided Walk 33 Guided desert walk with

Camping Tour code: NCW

R10 750 Sgl Supp: R220 Optional AP: R950 p Small Group: N/A Length: 12 days / 11 nights Meals incl: B x 11, L x 11, D x 9 Start: Cape Town End: Windhoek Frequency: Twice a week Min / max people: 4 / 24

South Camping Tour code: NWC

R9 250 Sgl Supp: R420 Optional AP: R950 p Small Group: N/A Length: 12 days / 11 nights Meals incl: B x 11, L x 11, D x 9 Start: Windhoek End: Cape Town Frequency: Twice a month Min / max people: 4 / 24

local expert 33 Himba Tribe visit

Day 1 Cederberg Mountain Region Leaving Cape Town we make our first stop at Table View and take photos of Table Mountain from across Table Bay. Today we will enjoy a guided hike in the Cederberg region.

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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. 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 Activity: Half-Day Canoe Adventure. 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! 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 activity: Transfer into Deadvlei

Cederberg Region

Fish River Canyon

Day 6/7 Swakopmund After a brief photo stop while crossing the Tropic of Capricorn, we travel onto Namibia’s Atlantic coast and the adventure capital, Swakopmund. Day 7 is free to relax, explore or partake in one of the many activities available. Optional Activities: Dinner out, Quad biking, sand boarding, sky diving, dinner out etc. 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.

Namib Desert

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 have been extremely diligent about upholding the roots of their culture but they are also very curious about visitors to their home. 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. We will go on various game drives and spend our evenings at the abundant waterholes for some excellent game photography.

Himba Tribe

Day 12 Windhoek After an early morning game drive we set off towards Windhoek. On the way we stop at a popular craft market where you can barter for handmade gifts to take home. On arrival in Windhoek our guide will take us on a short city tour in our truck. Your tour ends on arrival in Windhoek, but it is nice to join the group for a final meal out at Joe’s Beer House, an exciting dining experience! Optional Activities: Dinner out. The southbound tour varies slightly to the itinerary listed on this page. Please contact us, should you be interested in the southbound itinerary. This itinerary has been written with the Activity Package included. If you wish to participate in all the activities listed you will need to purchase this package.

Tour dates - NWC CODE 1393 1397 1401 1405 1409 1413 1417 1421 1425 1429 1433 1437 1441

START 06-Jan-14 20-Jan-14 03-Feb-14 17-Feb-14 03-Mar-14 17-Mar-14 31-Mar-14 14-Apr-14 28-Apr-14 12-May-14 26-May-14 09-Jun-14 23-Jun-14

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FINISH 17-Jan-14 31-Jan-14 14-Feb-14 28-Feb-14 14-Mar-14 28-Mar-14 11-Apr-14 25-Apr-14 09-May-14 23-May-14 06-Jun-14 20-Jun-14 04-Jul-14

CODE 1445 1449 1453 1457 1461 1465 1469 1473 1477 1481 1485 1489 1493

START 07-Jul-14 21-Jul-14 04-Aug-14 18-Aug-14 01-Sep-14 15-Sep-14 29-Sep-14 13-Oct-14 27-Oct-14 10-Nov-14 24-Nov-14 08-Dec-14 22-Dec-14

Etosha National Park

Tour dates - NCW FINISH 18-Jul-14 01-Aug-14 15-Aug-14 29-Aug-14 12-Sep-14 26-Sep-14 10-Oct-14 24-Oct-14 07-Nov-14 21-Nov-14 05-Dec-14 19-Dec-14 02-Jan-15

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CODE START FINISH 1435 05-Mar-14 16-Mar-14 1436 09-Mar-14 20-Mar-14 1437 G 12-Mar-14 23-Mar-14 1438 16-Mar-14 27-Mar-14 1439 19-Mar-14 30-Mar-14 1440 23-Mar-14 03-Apr-14 1441 26-Mar-14 06-Apr-14 1442 30-Mar-14 10-Apr-14 1443 02-Apr-14 13-Apr-14 1444 06-Apr-14 17-Apr-14 1445 G 09-Apr-14 20-Apr-14 1446 13-Apr-14 24-Apr-14 1447 16-Apr-14 27-Apr-14 1448 20-Apr-14 01-May-14 1449 G 23-Apr-14 04-May-14 1450 27-Apr-14 08-May-14 1451 30-Apr-14 11-May-14 1452 04-May-14 15-May-14

CODE START FINISH 1453 G 07-May-14 18-May-14 1454 11-May-14 22-May-14 1455 14-May-14 25-May-14 1456 18-May-14 29-May-14 1457 21-May-14 01-Jun-14 1458 25-May-14 05-Jun-14 1459 28-May-14 08-Jun-14 1460 01-Jun-14 12-Jun-14 1461 G 04-Jun-14 15-Jun-14 1462 08-Jun-14 19-Jun-14 1463 11-Jun-14 22-Jun-14 1464 15-Jun-14 26-Jun-14 1465 18-Jun-14 29-Jun-14 1466 22-Jun-14 03-Jul-14 1467 25-Jun-14 06-Jul-14 1468 29-Jun-14 10-Jul-14 1469 G 02-Jul-14 13-Jul-14 1470 06-Jul-14 17-Jul-14

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12 DAYS North

Activity Package R950

33 Cederberg Guided Walk 33 Guided desert walk with

Accommodated

local expert 33 Himba Tribe visit

Tour code: NACW

Day 1 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.

Namibian Experience Countries Visited: South Africa, Namibia

Featured Highlights

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.

R16 450 Sgl Supp: R1 190 Optional AP: R950 p Small Group: R20 550 Length: 12 days / 11 nights Meals incl: B x 11, L x 11, D x 9 Start: Cape Town End: Windhoek Frequency: Weekly Min / max people: 4 / 18 Min / max people (SG): 4 / 12

Day 3 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. Optional Activity: Half-Day Canoe Adventure.

Cederberg Region

Day 4 Namib-Naukluft 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 just outside the park. Day 5 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. Optional Activity: Transfer to Deadvlei

I’m so glad we took the tour rather than to take the trip ourselves - we got so much out of our short journey and experienced some amazing things. It was well worth the money and I’ve come away with an unforgettable experience. Robyn (Scotland)

Day 6/7 Swakopmund We are joined by an expert local guide for a desert walk. Exploring on foot, this local guide will share his detailed knowledge of the ecosystem. Afterwards we cross the Tropic of Capricorn on our way from the Atlantic Coast. Then it’s on to Swakopmund, the adventure capital of Namibia, where you will be briefed on the many optional activities available. Optional Activities: Dinner Out, Quad biking, Sand boarding, Sky Diving, Scenic Flights etc.

Fish River Canyon

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). 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. Day 10/11 Etosha National Park We travel south-east to Etosha NP. The open plains allow spectacular elevated game viewing from the truck whilst on game drives. Our quality bungalow accommodations, which both boast floodlit night water holes, are inside the park. Optional Activities: Morning or night game drive with expert Namibian game ranger

Namib Desert

Day 12 Windhoek En-route to Namibia’s capital, Windhoek, we stop at a craft market where you can buy authentic African carvings and paintings. On arrival in Windhoek we take a short driving tour around the city in our truck. Our tour ends here. Optional Activity: Dinner out This itinerary has been written with the Activity Package included. If you wish to participate in all the activities listed, you will need to purchase this package.

Himba Tribe

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Tour dates - NACW CODE 1417 1419 1421 1423 1425 1427 1429 1431 1433 1435 1437 1439 1441 1443 1445

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FINISH 12-Jan-14 19-Jan-14 26-Jan-14 02-Feb-14 09-Feb-14 16-Feb-14 23-Feb-14 02-Mar-14 09-Mar-14 16-Mar-14 23-Mar-14 30-Mar-14 06-Apr-14 13-Apr-14 20-Apr-14

CODE 1447 1449 1451 1453 1455 1457 1459 1461 1463 1465 1467 1469 1471 1473 1475

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FINISH 27-Apr-14 04-May-14 11-May-14 18-May-14 25-May-14 01-Jun-14 08-Jun-14 15-Jun-14 22-Jun-14 29-Jun-14 06-Jul-14 13-Jul-14 20-Jul-14 27-Jul-14 03-Aug-14

CODE 1477 1479 1481 1483 1485 1487 1489 1491 1493 1495 1497 1499 1501 1503 1505

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START 30-Jul-14 06-Aug-14 13-Aug-14 20-Aug-14 27-Aug-14 03-Sep-14 10-Sep-14 17-Sep-14 24-Sep-14 01-Oct-14 08-Oct-14 15-Oct-14 22-Oct-14 29-Oct-14 05-Nov-14

FINISH 10-Aug-14 17-Aug-14 24-Aug-14 31-Aug-14 07-Sep-14 14-Sep-14 21-Sep-14 28-Sep-14 05-Oct-14 12-Oct-14 19-Oct-14 26-Oct-14 02-Nov-14 09-Nov-14 16-Nov-14

CODE START FINISH 1507 12-Nov-14 23-Nov-14 1509 G 19-Nov-14 30-Nov-14 1511 26-Nov-14 07-Dec-14 1513 p 03-Dec-14 14-Dec-14 1515 10-Dec-14 21-Dec-14 1517 G 17-Dec-14 28-Dec-14 1519 24-Dec-14 04-Jan-15 1521 31-Dec-14 11-Jan-15

p    = Small Groups

G = German = Guaranteed

I Want More... To include waterbased safari options, extend your tour to Victoria Falls to take in the natural bush experience of the Okavango Delta and Chobe National Park by adding our 8 day Okavango & Chobe Trail tour (page 46).

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Desert & Delta Countries Visited: Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe

North

14 DAYS Activity Package R3 300

Camping Tour code: NSV

R10 750 Sgl Supp: R610 Optional AP: R3 300 p Small Group: N/A Length: 14 days / 13 nights Meals incl: B x 13, L x 12, D x 10 Start: Swakopmund End: Victoria Falls Frequency: Twice a week Min / max people: 4 / 24

South

33 Himba Tribe visit 33 3 day Delta drive in 33 Chobe NP boat cruise 33 Vic Falls NP entry

Day 1 Swakopmund After meeting your guides, the whole day is free to relax, explore or partake in one of the many activities available here. Optional Activities: Quad biking, sand boarding, sky diving, dinner out etc.

Featured Highlights

Day 2 Spitzkoppe Leaving the coast we drive through arid landscapes to Spitzkoppe Mountain and set up camp in the wild plain at the base of the mountain. Day 3 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 have been extremely diligent about upholding the roots of their culture but they are also very curious about visitors to their home. Day 4/5 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. We will go on various game drives and spend our evenings at the abundant waterholes for some excellent game photography. Day 6 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. 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 Activity: Dinner out.

Camping Tour code: NVS

R9 250 Sgl Supp: R710 Optional AP: R3 300 p Small Group: N/A Length: 14 days / 13 nights Meals incl: B x 13, L x 12, D x 10 Start: Victoria Falls End: Swakopmund Frequency: Twice a month Min / max people: 4 / 24

Himba Tribe

Etosha National Park

Day 7 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. Day 8 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 a scenic flight over the Okavango Delta. Optional Activities: Scenic Flight (time permitting) Day 9/10 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 and a nature walk. Please note: If you have not purchased the Activity Package you will stay at the campsite in Maun for the following 2 nights. Day 11 Nata We leave the Delta behind us and travel east towards the town of Nata. 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.

Okavango Delta

Chobe National Park

Day 12 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. Day 13/14 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. Optional Activities: Full day white water rafting, Flight over the falls, bungee jump (solo), morning/afternoon lion or elephant encounter. This itinerary has been written with the Activity Package included. If you wish to participate in all the activities listed, you will need to purchase this package.

Tour dates - NVS CODE 1397 1401 1405 1409 1413 1417 1421 1425 1429 1433 1437 1441 1445

START 12-Jan-14 26-Jan-14 09-Feb-14 23-Feb-14 09-Mar-14 23-Mar-14 06-Apr-14 20-Apr-14 04-May-14 18-May-14 01-Jun-14 15-Jun-14 29-Jun-14

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FINISH 25-Jan-14 08-Feb-14 22-Feb-14 08-Mar-14 22-Mar-14 05-Apr-14 19-Apr-14 03-May-14 17-May-14 31-May-14 14-Jun-14 28-Jun-14 12-Jul-14

CODE 1449 1453 1457 1461 1465 1469 1473 1477 1481 1485 1489 1493 1497

START 13-Jul-14 27-Jul-14 10-Aug-14 24-Aug-14 07-Sep-14 21-Sep-14 05-Oct-14 19-Oct-14 02-Nov-14 16-Nov-14 30-Nov-14 14-Dec-14 28-Dec-14

Victoria Falls

Tour dates - NSV FINISH 26-Jul-14 09-Aug-14 23-Aug-14 06-Sep-14 20-Sep-14 04-Oct-14 18-Oct-14 01-Nov-14 15-Nov-14 29-Nov-14 13-Dec-14 27-Dec-14 10-Jan-15

CODE START FINISH 1416 04-Jan-14 17-Jan-14 1417 07-Jan-14 20-Jan-14 1418 11-Jan-14 24-Jan-14 1419 14-Jan-14 27-Jan-14 1420 18-Jan-14 31-Jan-14 1421 G 21-Jan-14 03-Feb-14 1422 25-Jan-14 07-Feb-14 1423 28-Jan-14 10-Feb-14 1424 01-Feb-14 14-Feb-14 1425 G 04-Feb-14 17-Feb-14 1426 08-Feb-14 21-Feb-14 1427 11-Feb-14 24-Feb-14 1428 15-Feb-14 28-Feb-14 1429 G 18-Feb-14 03-Mar-14 1430 22-Feb-14 07-Mar-14 1431 25-Feb-14 10-Mar-14 1432 01-Mar-14 14-Mar-14 1433 04-Mar-14 17-Mar-14

CODE START FINISH 1434 08-Mar-14 21-Mar-14 1435 11-Mar-14 24-Mar-14 1436 15-Mar-14 28-Mar-14 1437 G 18-Mar-14 31-Mar-14 1438 22-Mar-14 04-Apr-14 1439 25-Mar-14 07-Apr-14 1440 29-Mar-14 11-Apr-14 1441 01-Apr-14 14-Apr-14 1442 05-Apr-14 18-Apr-14 1443 08-Apr-14 21-Apr-14 1444 12-Apr-14 25-Apr-14 1445 G 15-Apr-14 28-Apr-14 1446 19-Apr-14 02-May-14 1447 22-Apr-14 05-May-14 1448 26-Apr-14 09-May-14 1449 G 29-Apr-14 12-May-14 1450 03-May-14 16-May-14 1451 06-May-14 19-May-14

CODE START FINISH 1452 10-May-14 23-May-14 1453 G 13-May-14 26-May-14 1454 17-May-14 30-May-14 1455 20-May-14 02-Jun-14 1456 24-May-14 06-Jun-14 1457 27-May-14 09-Jun-14 1458 31-May-14 13-Jun-14 1459 03-Jun-14 16-Jun-14 1460 07-Jun-14 20-Jun-14 1461 G 10-Jun-14 23-Jun-14 1462 14-Jun-14 27-Jun-14 1463 17-Jun-14 30-Jun-14 1464 21-Jun-14 04-Jul-14 1465 24-Jun-14 07-Jul-14 1466 28-Jun-14 11-Jul-14 1467 01-Jul-14 14-Jul-14 1468 05-Jul-14 18-Jul-14 1469 G 08-Jul-14 21-Jul-14

CODE START FINISH 1470 12-Jul-14 25-Jul-14 1471 15-Jul-14 28-Jul-14 1472 19-Jul-14 01-Aug-14 1473 G 22-Jul-14 04-Aug-14 1474 26-Jul-14 08-Aug-14 1475 29-Jul-14 11-Aug-14 1476 02-Aug-14 15-Aug-14 1477 G 05-Aug-14 18-Aug-14 1478 09-Aug-14 22-Aug-14 1479 12-Aug-14 25-Aug-14 1480 16-Aug-14 29-Aug-14 1481 19-Aug-14 01-Sep-14 1482 23-Aug-14 05-Sep-14 1483 26-Aug-14 08-Sep-14 1484 30-Aug-14 12-Sep-14 1485 G 02-Sep-14 15-Sep-14 1486 06-Sep-14 19-Sep-14 1487 09-Sep-14 22-Sep-14

CODE START FINISH 1488 13-Sep-14 26-Sep-14 1489 16-Sep-14 29-Sep-14 1490 20-Sep-14 03-Oct-14 1491 23-Sep-14 06-Oct-14 1492 27-Sep-14 10-Oct-14 1493 G 30-Sep-14 13-Oct-14 1494 04-Oct-14 17-Oct-14 1495 07-Oct-14 20-Oct-14 1496 11-Oct-14 24-Oct-14 1497 G 14-Oct-14 27-Oct-14 1498 18-Oct-14 31-Oct-14 1499 21-Oct-14 03-Nov-14 1500 25-Oct-14 07-Nov-14 1501 G 28-Oct-14 10-Nov-14 1502 01-Nov-14 14-Nov-14 1503 04-Nov-14 17-Nov-14 1504 08-Nov-14 21-Nov-14 1505 11-Nov-14 24-Nov-14

CODE START FINISH 1506 15-Nov-14 28-Nov-14 1507 18-Nov-14 01-Dec-14 1508 22-Nov-14 05-Dec-14 1509 G 25-Nov-14 08-Dec-14 1510 29-Nov-14 12-Dec-14 1511 02-Dec-14 15-Dec-14 1512 06-Dec-14 19-Dec-14 1513 09-Dec-14 22-Dec-14 1514 13-Dec-14 26-Dec-14 1515 16-Dec-14 29-Dec-14 1516 20-Dec-14 02-Jan-15 1517 G 23-Dec-14 05-Jan-15 1518 27-Dec-14 09-Jan-15 1519 30-Dec-14 12-Jan-15

G = German = Guaranteed


14 DAYS North

Activity Package R9 350

33 Himba Tribe visit 33 3 day Delta fly in 33 Chobe NP cruise 33 Vic Falls NP entry

Accommodated Tour code: NASV

R14 450

Day 1 Swakopmund After meeting your guides you will have the opportunity to experience one of the many optional activities available in the adventure capital of Namibia, Swakopmund. Alternatively explore the town, admire the architecture or visit the many quaint shops. Optional Activities: Dinner out, quad biking, sand boarding, sky diving, scenic flights etc.

Desert & Delta Countries Visited: Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe

Featured Highlights

Day 2 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).

Sgl Supp: R4 180 Optional AP: R9 350 p Small Group: R17 950 Length: 14 days / 13 nights Meals incl: B x 13, L x 12, D x 10 Start: Swakopmund End: Victoria Falls Frequency: Weekly Min / max people: 4 / 18 Min / max people (SG): 4 / 12

Day 3 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.

Himba Tribe

Day 4/5 Etosha National Park We travel south-east to Etosha NP. The open plains allow spectacular elevated game viewing from the truck whilst on game drives. Our quality bungalow accommodations, which both boast floodlit night water holes, are inside the park. Day 6 Windhoek En-route to Namibia’s capital, Windhoek, we stop at a craft market where you can buy authentic African carvings and paintings. On arrival in Windhoek we take a short driving tour around the city in our truck. Optional Activity: Dinner out

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Day 7 Botswana - Ghanzi 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. Optional Activity: Bushman walk.

I Want More...

Day 8/9/10 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 day 9 & 10.

The Namib Desert is one of the oldest deserts in the world and well worth the visit. Extend your tour by beginning in Cape Town and taking in the magnificent Fish River Canyon and Namib Dunes. Add our 7 day Desert Explorer tour (page 32).

Etosha National Park

Day 11 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. Day 12 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 Game Drive (next morning)

Okavango Delta

Day 13/14 Zimbabwe - Victoria Falls After an early morning optional game drive we cross into Zimbabwe where we have a short briefing on all the optional activities available. Then we enter the much-anticipated Victoria Falls NP where we will experience the might of the great Zambezi River. Your tour officially finishes after breakfast on day 14, but there is the option to book extra nights. Optional Activities: White Water Rafting, Bungee Jump, Elephant Excursion and many more. This itinerary has been written with the Activity Package included. If you wish to participate in all the activities listed, you will need to purchase this package. NB – it is possible to book our 2 day “Journey to Johannesburg” transit (page 7) straight after this tour, as this is one of the cheapest ways to get from Victoria Falls to Johannesburg. This transit will depart the next morning.

Chobe National Park Tour dates - NASV CODE 1417 1419 1421 1423 1425 1427 1429 1431 1433 1435 1437 1439 1441 1443 1445

START p 07-Jan-14 14-Jan-14 G 21-Jan-14 28-Jan-14 04-Feb-14 11-Feb-14 pG 18-Feb-14 25-Feb-14 p 04-Mar-14 11-Mar-14 G 18-Mar-14 p 25-Mar-14 01-Apr-14 08-Apr-14 G 15-Apr-14

FINISH 20-Jan-14 27-Jan-14 03-Feb-14 10-Feb-14 17-Feb-14 24-Feb-14 03-Mar-14 10-Mar-14 17-Mar-14 24-Mar-14 31-Mar-14 07-Apr-14 14-Apr-14 21-Apr-14 28-Apr-14

CODE 1447 1449 1451 1453 1455 1457 1459 1461 1463 1465 1467 1469 1471 1473 1475

START 22-Apr-14 p 29-Apr-14 06-May-14 G 13-May-14 20-May-14 27-May-14 03-Jun-14 pG 10-Jun-14 17-Jun-14 24-Jun-14 01-Jul-14 G 08-Jul-14 p 15-Jul-14 22-Jul-14 29-Jul-14

FINISH 05-May-14 12-May-14 19-May-14 26-May-14 02-Jun-14 09-Jun-14 16-Jun-14 23-Jun-14 30-Jun-14 07-Jul-14 14-Jul-14 21-Jul-14 28-Jul-14 04-Aug-14 11-Aug-14

CODE 1477 1479 1481 1483 1485 1487 1489 1491 1493 1495 1497 1499 1501 1503 1505

START G 05-Aug-14 12-Aug-14 p 19-Aug-14 26-Aug-14 G 02-Sep-14 09-Sep-14 16-Sep-14 23-Sep-14 pG 30-Sep-14 07-Oct-14 14-Oct-14 21-Oct-14 G 28-Oct-14 p 04-Nov-14 11-Nov-14

FINISH 18-Aug-14 25-Aug-14 01-Sep-14 08-Sep-14 15-Sep-14 22-Sep-14 29-Sep-14 06-Oct-14 13-Oct-14 20-Oct-14 27-Oct-14 03-Nov-14 10-Nov-14 17-Nov-14 24-Nov-14

CODE START FINISH 1507 18-Nov-14 01-Dec-14 1509 G 25-Nov-14 08-Dec-14 1511 02-Dec-14 15-Dec-14 1513 p 09-Dec-14 22-Dec-14 1515 16-Dec-14 29-Dec-14 1517 G 23-Dec-14 05-Jan-15 1519 30-Dec-14 12-Jan-15

p    = Small Groups

G = German = Guaranteed

I have never travelled with a group of “strangers” in this way before, we became almost like a family with two “uncles”, it was great! Gitte (Denmark)

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Cape Town to Victoria Falls Countries Visited: South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe

Activity Package R9 950

33 Cederberg Guided Walk 33 Guided desert walk with local expert 33 Himba Tribe visit 33 3 day Delta fly in 33 Chobe National Park boat cruise 33 Vic Falls National Park entry

This was by far one of the best tour experiences I’ve had in my life. The campsites we visited had good facilities for the most part and the sites were truly amazing. Carol (USA)

20 DAYS 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. 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. Day 3 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. Optional Activity: Half-Day Canoe Adventure. Day 4 Namib-Naukluft 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 just outside the park.

i I Want More... Our unique tour linking system means that you can extend this tour all the way to Nairobi by adding our 21 day East African Adventure tour (page 66). Nomad is the only company that can offer you this experience in an accommodated option.

Day 5 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. Optional Activity: Transfer to Deadvlei Day 6/7 Swakopmund We are joined by an expert local guide for a desert walk. Exploring on foot, this local guide will share his detailed knowledge of the ecosystem. Afterwards we cross the Tropic of Capricorn on our way from the Atlantic Coast. Then it’s on to Swakopmund, the adventure capital of Namibia, where you will be briefed on the many optional activities available. Optional Activities: Dinner Out, Quad biking, Sand boarding, Sky Diving, Scenic Flights etc. 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).

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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. Day 10/11 Etosha National Park We travel south-east to Etosha NP. The open plains allow spectacular elevated game viewing from the truck whilst on game drives. Our quality bungalow accommodations, which both boast floodlit night water holes, are inside the park. Optional Activities: Morning or night game drive with expert Namibian game ranger Day 12 Windhoek En-route to Namibia’s capital, Windhoek, we stop at a craft market where you can buy authentic African carvings and paintings. On arrival in Windhoek we take a short driving tour around the city in our truck. Optional Activity: Dinner out Day 13 Botswana - Ghanzi 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. Optional Activity: Bushman walk.

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Cape Town to Victoria Falls Countries Visited: South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe

North Accommodated Tour code: NACV

R23 950 Sgl Supp: R4 880 Optional AP: R9 950 p Small Group: R29 950 Length: 20 days / 19 nights Meals incl: B x 19, L x 18, D x 15 Start: Cape Town End: Victoria Falls Frequency: Weekly Min / max people: 4 / 18 Min / max people (SG): 4 / 12

Day 14/15/16 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. 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.. 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 Game Drive (next morning)

Featured Highlights

Namib Desert

Day 19 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. An optional dinner out is a friendly way to end your tour with all the new friends you have made along the way. Optional Activities: Dinner out, Chobe morning game drive, Zambezi sunset cruise. Day 20 Zimbabwe - Victoria Falls Officially your tours finishes after breakfast but most people will spend the day White Water Rafting, a not to be missed experience of a lifetime! Vic Falls offers many exciting alternatives such as a walk with lions or a bungee jump from the bridge that joins Zimbabwe with Zambia. Optional Activities: White water rafting, flight over the falls, full day low / high water river boarding, sunset cruise, bungee jump (solo), morning / afternoon lion or elephant encounter.

Okavango Delta

This itinerary has been written with the Activity Package included. If you wish to participate in all the activities listed, you will need to purchase this package. NB – It is possible to book our 2 day “Journey to Johannesburg” transit (page 7) straight after this tour, as this is one of the cheapest ways to get from Victoria Falls to Johannesburg. The transit will depart the following morning.

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Cape Town to Victoria Falls Countries Visited: South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe

Activity Package R3 900

33 Cederberg Guided Walk 33 Guided desert walk with local expert 33 Himba Tribe visit 33 3 day Delta drive in 33 Chobe National Park boat cruise 33 Vic Falls National Park entry Tour dates - NCV CODE

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20 DAYS 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. Today 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. 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. 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 Activity: Half-Day Canoe Adventure. 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! 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 Activity: Transfer into 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 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, dinner out etc. 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. 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. 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.

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North Camping Tour code: NCV

R13 950 Sgl Supp: R720 Optional AP: R3 900 p Small Group: N/A Length: 20 days / 19 nights Meals incl: B x 18, L x 18, D x 15 Start: Cape Town End: Victoria Falls Frequency: Twice a week Min / max people: 4 / 24

South Camping Tour code: NVC

R11 950 Sgl Supp: R920 Optional AP: R3 900 p Small Group: N/A Length: 20 days / 19 nights Meals incl: B x 19, L x 18, D x 15 Start: Victoria Falls End: Cape Town Frequency: Twice a month Min / max people: 4 / 24


Cape Town to Victoria Falls Countries Visited: South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe

i I Want More... This tour will give you a good taste of what Southern Africa has in store for you. However, we do offer the opportunity to continue your experience to the Kruger National Park (page 18), Mozambique (page 30) or East Africa (page 66).

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 Activity: Dinner out.

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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 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 Activities: Scenic Flight (time permitting) 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.

Namib Desert

Day 17 Nata We leave the Delta behind us and travel east towards the town of Nata. 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.. 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.

Himba Tribe

Day 19 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. An optional dinner out is a friendly way to end your tour with all the new friends you’ve made along the way. Optional Activities: Chobe morning game drive, Zambezi Sunset Cruise

An unforgettable sunrise

Day 20 Victoria Falls Officially your tour finishes after breakfast but most people will spend the day White Water Rafting, a notto-be-missed experience of a lifetime! Vic Falls offers many exciting alternatives such as a walk with lions or a bungee jump from the bridge that joins Zimbabwe with Zambia. Optional Activities: Full day white water rafting, Flight over the falls, Full day low/high water river boarding, sunset cruise, bungee jump (solo), morning/afternoon lion or elephant encounter.

Etosha National Park

This itinerary has been written with the Activity Package included. If you wish to participate in all these activities, you will need to purchase this package. NB – It is possible to book our 2 day “Journey to Johannesburg” transit (page 7) straight after this tour, as this is one of the cheapest ways to get from Victoria Falls to Johannesburg. The transit will depart the following morning. You can also do our 5 day Best of Zimbabwe Tour as an alternative to get to Johannesburg (Page 19)

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2014 NEW TOUR

Botswana Highlights

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Countries Visited: Botswana, Zimbabwe

NORTHBOUND

Activity Package R2 950

Day 1/2 Okavango Delta After meeting your guides, we begin our journey into the Okavango Delta. During our time in the Delta we enjoy the best nature has to offer. We go on nature walks and if possible will explore the Delta by mokoro. The Delta is the world’s largest inland delta.

Activity Package R9 000

33 3 day Delta drive in (Camping) 33 3 day Delta fly in (Accommodated) 33 Chobe National Park boat cruise 33 Vic Falls National Park entry

Accommodated tour: We will board our planes and head into the Delta. After a wonderful scenic flight, we arrive at our base for the next two days. Camping tour: We travel into the Delta on a large 4x4 vehicle – in high water season, boats will be used. We join up with some of the local people and set up our bush camp for the next 2 nights. Optional Activities: If you wish to participate in additional mokoro rides or nature walks, apart from what is included in the activity package, please speak to your guide. Please note: If you have not purchased the Activity Package you will stay at the accommodation Maun for the following 2 nights. Day 3 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.

i Did you know? Did you know, this tour was included due to popular demand from our travellers. Join now to see what all the hype is about.

Day 4 Kasane - Chobe National Park Today we head north to Kasane, on the banks of the Chobe River. The afternoon is spent game viewing on a river cruise, into the renowned Chobe NP. This is an excellent opportunity to view some of Africa’s spectacular wildlife. Day 5 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 in to the gorge below. Optional Activities: Chobe National Park Early Morning Game Drive, Zambezi Sunset Cruise Day 6 Victoria Falls Although your tour officially ends after breakfast, most people will spend the day White Water Rafting, a not-to-be-missed experience of a lifetime! Vic Falls offers many exciting activities so we recommend you add a post-tour night here. Optional Activities: White water rafting, Flight over the falls, Full day low/high water river boarding, sunset cruise, bungee jump (solo), morning/afternoon lion or elephant encounter. This itinerary has been written with the Activity Package included. If you wish to participate in all the activities listed, you will need to purchase this package.

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North Camping Tour code: NMV

R5 950 Sgl Supp: R700 Optional AP: R2 950 p Small Group: R7 450 Length: 6 days / 5 nights Meals incl: B x 5, L x 5, D x 4 Start: Maun End: Victoria Falls Frequency: Twice a month Min / max people: 4 / 18 Min / max people (SG): 4 / 12

South Camping Tour code: NVM

R4 950 Sgl Supp: N/A Optional AP: R2 950 p Small Group: N/A Length: 6 days / 5 nights Meals incl: B x 5, L x 5, D x 5 Start: Victoria Falls End: Maun Frequency: Twice a month Min / max people: 4 / 18


6 DAYS SOUTHBOUND

Accommodated Tour code: NAMV

R6 950 Sgl Supp: R3 190 Optional AP: R9 000 p Small Group: R8 650 Length: 6 days / 5 nights Meals incl: B x 5, L x 5, D x 4 Start: Maun End: Victoria Falls Frequency: Twice a month Min / max people: 4 / 18 Min / max people (SG): 4 / 12

Day 1/2 Zimbabwe – Victoria Falls – Botswana - Kasane At the start of the tour, your guide will brief you on the next few days. Today we visit the spectacular Victoria Falls and experience the thundering sound of the mighty Zambezi before crossing the Botswana border to Kasane. In the afternoon we enjoy an included sunset cruise on the Chobe River in order to see the animals (in the Chobe National Park). As we depart Victoria Falls today it is best to arrive 1-2 days beforehand if you wish to partake in any of the adventure activities such as the world-famous White Water Rafting. Optional Activities: Chobe Game Drive

Botswana Highlights Countries Visited: Botswana, Zimbabwe

Featured Highlights

Day 3 Maun We drive through to Maun. Once we get there we will pack small overnight bags and prepare for our 2-day expedition into the Okavango. The rivers leading to the Okavango Delta have no passage to the ocean and irrigate instead some 15,000 square km’s of Kalahari Desert – forming the world’s largest inland Delta. Day 4/5 Okavango Delta 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.

Chobe National Park

Accommodated tour: 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 2 nights. Camping tour: We travel into the Delta on a large 4x4 vehicle – in high water season boats are used. We join up with some of the local people and set up our bush camp for the next 2 nights. Optional Activities: If you wish to participate in additional Mokoro rides or nature walks, apart from what is included in the activity package, please speak to your guide. Please note: if you have not purchased the Activity Package you will stay at the accommodation in Maun for the following 2 days.

Accommodated Tour code: NAVM

R5 950

Day 6 Maun Your tour will come to an end this morning after breakfast. This itinerary has been written with the Activity Package included. If you wish to participate in all the activities listed, you will need to purchase this package

Sgl Supp: R2 440 Optional AP: R9 000 p Small Group: N/A Length: 6 days / 5 nights Meals incl: B x 5, L x 5, D x 5 Start: Victoria Falls End: Maun Frequency: Twice a month Min / max people: 4 / 18

Okavango Delta

Okavango Delta

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Victoria Falls

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Okavango & Chobe Trail Countries Visited: South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe

8 DAYS NORTHBOUND

Activity Package R3 250

Day 1 Botswana – Palapye We depart Johannesburg heading north to Botswana to cross the border and spend our first night in Palapye, located on the banks of the Lotsane River.

Activity Package R9 300

33 Khama Rhino Sanctuary game drive 33 3 day Delta drive in (Camping) 33 3 day Delta fly in (Accommodated) 33 Chobe National Park boat cruise 33 Vic Falls National Park entry

i I Want More... Guaranteed to be the most popular tour combination this year, complete your round trip by experiencing Zimbabwe’s most spectacular highlights and add our 5 day Best of Zimbabwe tour (page 19).

Day 2 Khama Rhino Sanctuary - Maun The Khama Rhino Sanctuary is a community based wildlife project, established in 1992 to assist in saving the vanishing rhino. This morning we go on a guided game drive through the Sanctuary before departing for Maun. Upon arrival in Maun, we will prepare for the Okavango Delta. Day 3/4 Okavango Delta During our time in the Delta we enjoy the best nature has to offer. We go on nature walks and if possible will explore the Delta by mokoro. The Delta is the world’s largest inland delta. Accommodated tour: 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. Camping tour: We travel into the Delta on a large 4x4 vehicle – in high water season boats will be used. We join up with some of the local people and set up our bush camp for the next 2 nights. Optional Activities: If you wish to participate in additional mokoro rides or nature walks, apart from what is included in the activity package, please speak to your guide. Please note: If you have not purchased the Activity Package you will stay at the accommodation in Maun for the following 2 days. Day 5 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 will encounter during your stay at the lodge. Day 6 Kasane - Chobe National Park Today we head north to Kasane, on the banks of the Chobe River. The afternoon is spent game viewing on a river cruise, into the renowned Chobe NP. This is an excellent opportunity to view some of Africa’s spectacular wildlife. Day 7 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 in to the gorge below. Optional Activities: Chobe National Park Early Morning Game Drive, Zambezi Sunset Cruise Day 8 Victoria Falls Although your tour officially ends after breakfast, most people will spend the day White Water Rafting, a not-to-be-missed experience of a lifetime! Vic Falls offers many exciting activities so we recommend you add a post-tour night here. Optional Activities: White water rafting, Flight over the falls, Full day low/high water river boarding, sunset cruise, bungee jump (solo), morning/afternoon lion or elephant encounter

Tour dates - NJV / NAJV CODE

START

FINISH

1417 p 14-Jan-14 21-Jan-14 1421 28-Jan-14 04-Feb-14 1425 G 11-Feb-14 18-Feb-14 1429 p 25-Feb-14 04-Mar-14 1433 11-Mar-14 18-Mar-14 1437 25-Mar-14 01-Apr-14 1441 pG 08-Apr-14 15-Apr-14 1445 22-Apr-14 29-Apr-14 1449 06-May-14 13-May-14 1453 p 20-May-14 27-May-14 1457 G 03-Jun-14 10-Jun-14 1461 17-Jun-14 24-Jun-14 1465 p 01-Jul-14 08-Jul-14

p    = Small Groups

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1469 15-Jul-14 22-Jul-14 1473 G 29-Jul-14 05-Aug-14 1477 p 12-Aug-14 19-Aug-14 1481 26-Aug-14 02-Sep-14 1485 09-Sep-14 16-Sep-14 1489 pG 23-Sep-14 30-Sep-14 1493 07-Oct-14 14-Oct-14 1497 21-Oct-14 28-Oct-14 1501 p 04-Nov-14 11-Nov-14 1505 G 18-Nov-14 25-Nov-14 1509 02-Dec-14 09-Dec-14 1513 p 16-Dec-14 23-Dec-14 1517 30-Dec-14 06-Jan-15

| G = German |

This itinerary has been written with the Activity Package included. If you wish to participate in all the activities listed, you will need to purchase this package

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Tour dates - NVJ / NAVJ CODE

START

FINISH

1397 12-Jan-14 19-Jan-14 1401 26-Jan-14 02-Feb-14 1405 09-Feb-14 16-Feb-14 1409 G 23-Feb-14 02-Mar-14 1413 09-Mar-14 16-Mar-14 1417 23-Mar-14 30-Mar-14 1421 06-Apr-14 13-Apr-14 1425 G 20-Apr-14 27-Apr-14 1429 04-May-14 11-May-14 1433 18-May-14 25-May-14 1437 01-Jun-14 08-Jun-14 1441 G 15-Jun-14 22-Jun-14 1445 29-Jun-14 06-Jul-14

p    = Small Groups

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START

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1449 13-Jul-14 20-Jul-14 1453 27-Jul-14 03-Aug-14 1457 G 10-Aug-14 17-Aug-14 1461 24-Aug-14 31-Aug-14 1465 07-Sep-14 14-Sep-14 1469 21-Sep-14 28-Sep-14 1473 G 05-Oct-14 12-Oct-14 1477 19-Oct-14 26-Oct-14 1481 02-Nov-14 09-Nov-14 1485 16-Nov-14 23-Nov-14 1489 G 30-Nov-14 07-Dec-14 1493 14-Dec-14 21-Dec-14 1497 28-Dec-14 04-Jan-15

| G = German |

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North Camping Tour code: NJV

R7 450 Sgl Supp: R700 Optional AP: R3 250 p Small Group: R9 350 Length: 8 days / 7 nights Meals incl: B x 7, L x 7, D x 6 Start: Johannesburg End: Victoria Falls Frequency: Twice a month Min / max people: 4 / 18 Min / max people (SG): 4 / 12

South Camping Tour code: NVJ

R6 450 Sgl Supp: N/A Optional AP: R3 250 p Small Group: N/A Length: 8 days / 7 nights Meals incl: B x 7, L x 7, D x 7 Start: Victoria Falls End: Johannesburg Frequency: Twice a month Min / max people: 4 / 18


8 DAYS SOUTHBOUND

Accommodated Tour code: NAJV

R7 950 Sgl Supp: R3 590 Optional AP: R9 300 p Small Group: R9 950 Length: 8 days / 7 nights Meals incl: B x 7, L x 7, D x 6 Start: Johannesburg End: Victoria Falls Frequency: Twice a month Min / max people: 4 / 18 Min / max people (SG): 4 / 12

Accommodated Tour code: NAVJ

R6 950 Sgl Supp: R3 060 Optional AP: R9 300 p Small Group: N/A Length: 8 days / 7 nights Meals incl: B x 7, L x 7, D x 7 Start: Victoria Falls End: Johannesburg Frequency: Twice a month Min / max people: 4 / 18

Day 1/2 Zimbabwe – Victoria Falls – Botswana - Kasane At the start of the tour, your guide will brief you on the next few days. Today we visit the spectacular Victoria Falls and experience the thundering sound of the mighty Zambezi before crossing the Botswana border to Kasane. In the afternoon we enjoy an included sunset cruise on the Chobe River in order to see the animals (in the Chobe National Park). As we depart Victoria Falls today it is best to arrive 1-2 days beforehand if you wish to partake in any of the adventure activities such as the world-famous White Water Rafting. Optional Activities: Chobe Game Drive

Okavango & Chobe Trail Countries Visited: Zimbabwe, Botswana, South Africa

Featured Highlights

Day 3 Maun We drive through to Maun. Once we get there we will pack small overnight bags and prepare for our 2-day expedition into the Okavango. The rivers leading to the Okavango Delta have no passage to the ocean and irrigate instead some 15,000 square km’s of Kalahari Desert – forming the world’s largest inland Delta. Day 4/5 Okavango Delta 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. Accommodated tour: 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. Camping tour: We travel into the Delta on a large 4x4 vehicle – in high water season boats will be used. We join up with some of the local people and set up our bush camp for the next 2 nights. Optional Activities: If you wish to participate in additional mokoro rides or nature walks, apart from what is included in the activity package, please speak to your guide. Please note: If you have not purchased the Activity Package you will stay at the accommodation in Maun for the following 2 days Day 6 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.

Khama Rhino Sanctuary

Okavango Delta

Day 7 Khama Rhino Sanctuary - Palapye We leave Nata behind us and drive towards Palapye, located on the banks of the tranquil Lotsane River. We visit the Khama Rhino Sanctuary, a community based wildlife project, where we experience a game drive to view the protected Rhinos. Day 8 South Africa - Johannesburg Today we cross the border into South Africa and after quite a long, yet scenic drive we will arrive in Johannesburg. South Africa’s city of gold has much to offer and should not be underestimated as a travel destination. Optional Activity: Dinner Out. This itinerary has been written with the Activity Package included. If you wish to participate in all the activities listed, you will need to purchase this package.

Chobe National Park

Victoria Falls

Bungee Jumping

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Delta, Chobe & Kruger Countries Visited: South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe

Round Trip

13 DAYS Activity Package R4 240 Activity Package R10 290

Camping

33 Khama Rhino Sanctuary game drive

33 Chobe NP boat cruise 33 Vic Falls NP entry 33 3 day Delta drive in (Camping) 33 3 day Delta fly in (Accommodated) 33 Full day 4x4 game drive 33 Evening Game Drive 33 Morning Bush Walk

Tour code: NJBK

R13 395 Sgl Supp: R700 Optional AP: R4 240 p Small Group: R16 495 Length: 13 days / 12 nights Meals incl: B x 9, L x 9, D x 9 Start: Johannesburg End: Johannesburg Frequency: Twice a month Min / max people: 4 / 18 Min / max people (SG): 4 / 12

Day 1 Botswana – Palapye We depart Johannesburg heading north to Botswana to cross the border and spend our first night in Palapye, located on the banks of the Lotsane River. Day 2 Khama Rhino Sanctuary - Maun The Khama Rhino Sanctuary is a community based wildlife project, established in 1992 to assist in saving the vanishing rhino. This morning we go on a guided game drive through the Sanctuary before departing for Maun. Upon arrival

Featured Highlights

Panorama Route

in Maun, we will prepare for the Okavango Delta. Day 3/4 Okavango Delta During our time in the Delta we enjoy the best nature has to offer. We go on nature walks and if possible will explore the Delta by mokoro. The Delta is the world’s largest inland delta. Accommodated tour: 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 2 days. Camping tour: We travel into the Delta on a large 4x4 vehicle – in high water season boats will be used. We join up with some of the local people and set up our bush camp for the next 2 days. Please note: If you have not purchased the Activity Package you will stay at the accommodation in Maun for the following 2 days. Day 5 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.

Accommodated Tour code: NAJBK

R15 550 Sgl Supp: R4 540 Optional AP: R10 290 p Small Group: R18 050 Length: 13 days / 12 nights Meals incl: B x 9, L x 9, D x 9 Start: Johannesburg End: Johannesburg Frequency: Twice a month Min / max people: 4 / 18 Min / max people (SG): 4 / 12

Okavango Delta

Day 6 Kasane - Chobe National Park Today we head north to Kasane, on the banks of the Chobe River. The afternoon is spent game viewing on a river cruise, into the renowned Chobe NP. This is an excellent opportunity to view some of Africa’s spectacular wildlife. Day 7 Zimbabwe - Victoria Falls On arrival in Victoria Falls we visit the spectacular Victoria Falls and experience the thundering of the mighty Zambezi as it drops over 100m in to the gorge below. Optional Activities: Chobe National Park Early Morning Game Drive, Zambezi Sunset Cruise Day 8/9 Victoria Falls to Palapye / Martinsdrift We drive south through Botswana to Palaype, where we will spend the night at a lively campsite. The next day, we will have an early morning departure, entering South Africa. We should get into Johannesburg as early as possible. Optional activities: South African Braai (BBQ) / All Meals.

Chobe National Park

Day 10 Greater Kruger National Park An early start from Johannesburg, we travel through the Province of Mpumalanga en route to the breathtaking Kruger National Park. This afternoon we enter the greater Kruger National Park area where we will be spending the next 3 nights. After settling in we enjoy an evening game drive followed by local dancing and dinner. Day 11 Kruger National Park Today we start with a morning game walk before proceeding into the Kruger National Park. We enjoy an afternoon game drive from the comfort of our Nomad Truck. Our truck gives us a more elevated view of the park and the ability to spot big cats and other smaller game that can be hiding in the vegetation. After spending a full day in the Kruger National Park, we make our way back to our accommodation in the greater Kruger area.

Tour dates - NJBK / NAJBK CODE

START

FINISH

1417 p 14-Jan-14 26-Jan-14 1421 28-Jan-14 09-Feb-14 1425 * 11-Feb-14 23-Feb-14 1429 p 25-Feb-14 09-Mar-14 1433 11-Mar-14 23-Mar-14 1437 25-Mar-14 06-Apr-14 1441 p* 08-Apr-14 20-Apr-14 1445 22-Apr-14 04-May-14 1449 06-May-14 18-May-14 p 20-May-14 01-Jun-14 1453 1457 * 03-Jun-14 15-Jun-14 1461 17-Jun-14 29-Jun-14 1465 p 01-Jul-14 13-Jul-14

CODE

START

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1469 15-Jul-14 27-Jul-14 1473 * 29-Jul-14 10-Aug-14 1477 p 12-Aug-14 24-Aug-14 1481 26-Aug-14 07-Sep-14 1485 09-Sep-14 21-Sep-14 1489 p* 23-Sep-14 05-Oct-14 1493 07-Oct-14 19-Oct-14 1497 21-Oct-14 02-Nov-14 p 04-Nov-14 16-Nov-14 1501 1505 * 18-Nov-14 30-Nov-14 1509 02-Dec-14 14-Dec-14 1513 p 16-Dec-14 28-Dec-14 1517 30-Dec-14 11-Jan-15

p    = Small Groups

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* A German translator is provided on a section of this tour

Day 12 Kruger National Park Today we have a full day of game viewing planned in an open 4x4 vehicle inside Kruger National Park. This gives you some fantastic photo opportunities so keep your eyes open for Elephant, Lion, Leopard, Rhino and Buffalo, known as Africa’s ‘Big Five’ as well as many other species of animals and birds.

Victoria Falls

Day 13 Panorama Route – Johannesburg This morning we depart the greater Kruger area and journey back to Johannesburg. We travel along the spectacular Panorama Route. Blyde River Canyon is the 3rd largest canyon in the world, with breathtaking views of formations such as God’s Window and the Three Rondavels. We also see The Bourke’s Luck Potholes, which have been gradually eroded by the Treur River. Your tour ends on arrival in Johannesburg and most groups spend this last night together at a local restaurant. Optional Activities: Dinner in a local restaurant. This itinerary has been written with the Activity Package included. If you wish to participate in al the activities listed, you will need to purchase this package.

Kruger National Park


2014 NEW TOUR

17 DAYS Round Trip Camping Tour code: NDVJ

R17 350 Sgl Supp: R700 Optional AP: R5 990 p Small Group: R20 450 Length: 17 days / 16 nights Meals incl: B x 14, L x 14, D x 13 Start: Johannesburg End: Johannesburg Frequency: Twice a month Min / max people: 4 / 18 Min / max people (SG Section): 4 / 12

Accommodated Tour code: NADVJ

R21 150 Sgl Supp: R5 720 Optional AP: R12 040 p Small Group: R23 650 Length: 17 days / 16 nights Meals incl: B x 14, L x 14, D x 13 Start: Johannesburg End: Johannesburg Frequency: Twice a month Min / max people: 4 / 18 Min / max people (SG Section): 4 / 12

Activity Package R5 990 Activity Package R12 040

33 Khama Rhino Sanctuary game drive 33 Chobe NP boat cruise 33 Vic Falls NP entry 33 3 day Delta drive in (Camping) 33 3 day Delta fly in (Accommodated) 33 Afternoon Game Drive in Hwange & Matopos NP

33 Full day 4x4 game drive 33 Evening Game Drive 33 Morning Bush Walk

Day 1 Botswana – Palapye We depart Johannesburg heading north to Botswana to cross the border and spend our first night in Palapye, located on the banks of the Lotsane River. Day 2 Khama Rhino Sanctuary Maun The Khama Rhino Sanctuary is a community based wildlife project, established in 1992 to assist in saving the vanishing rhino. This morning we go on a guided game drive through the Sanctuary before departing for Maun. Upon arrival in Maun, we will prepare for the Okavango Delta.

Day 3/4 Okavango Delta During our time in the Delta we enjoy the best nature has to offer. We go on nature walks and if possible will explore the Delta by mokoro. The Delta is the world’s largest inland delta. Accommodated tour: 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 2 days. Camping tour: We travel into the Delta on a large 4x4 vehicle – in high water season boats will be used. We join up with some of the local people and set up our bush camp for the next 2 days. Please note: If you have not purchased the Activity Package you will stay at the accommodation in Maun for the following 2 days. Day 5 Nata We leave the Delta behind us and travel east towards the town of Nata. 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. Day 6 Kasane - Chobe National Park Today we head north to Kasane, on the banks of the Chobe River. The afternoon is spent game viewing on a river cruise, into the renowned Chobe NP. This is an excellent opportunity to view some of Africa’s spectacular wildlife.

Okavango, Zimbabwe & Kruger Countries Visited: South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe

Featured Highlights

Panorama Route

Okavango Delta

Day 7/8 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. Optional Activities: Chobe National Park Early Morning Game Drive (day 7), White water rafting, sunset cruise, bungee jump (solo), morning/ afternoon lion or elephant encounter, Zambezi Sunset Cruise Day 9 Victoria Falls to Hwange National Park We depart Victoria Falls and head towards the Hwange National Par, the largest in Zimbabwe and home to one of Africa’s largest elephant populations. Just outside the park, we will have the opportunity to visit the Wild Dog Project. Optional Activity: Visit Wild dog project. Day 10 Matopos National Park We depart Hwange NP and heads towards the Matopos National Park. The National Park occupies a total area of 44,500 hectares and was established in 1953. We will enjoy an afternoon game drive during our time in the park.

Chobe National Park

Day 11 Great Zimbabwe Ruins No visit to Zimbabwe could possibly be complete without visiting the world-famous Great Zimbabwe ruins. Built without any mortar some of the walls are up to 5 metres high and still standing after so many centuries. This site was also home to 8 carved Zimbabwe birds, the image of which is found on the Zimbabwean National Flag Day 12 Tshipise Today we will depart Zimbabwe and cross the border into the Limpopo province of South Africa. Tshipise is said to be derived from chia fisu “burn, be hot” referring to the mineral springs at 65°C. This afternoon you will have time to relax in the warm mineral pool.

Tour dates - NDVJ / NADVJ CODE START FINISH CODE START FINISH 1417 p 14-Jan-14 30-Jan-14 1469 15-Jul-14 31-Jul-14 1421 28-Jan-14 13-Feb-14 1473 * 29-Jul-14 14-Aug-14 1425 * 11-Feb-14 27-Feb-14 1477 p 12-Aug-14 28-Aug-14 26-Aug-14 11-Sep-14 1429 p 25-Feb-14 13-Mar-14 1481 1433 11-Mar-14 27-Mar-14 1485 09-Sep-14 25-Sep-14 1437 25-Mar-14 10-Apr-14 1489 p* 23-Sep-14 09-Oct-14 07-Oct-14 23-Oct-14 1441 p* 08-Apr-14 24-Apr-14 1493 1445 22-Apr-14 08-May-14 1497 21-Oct-14 06-Nov-14 1449 06-May-1422-May-14 1501 p 04-Nov-14 20-Nov-14 1453 p 20-May-14 05-Jun-14 1505 * 18-Nov-14 04-Dec-14 1457 * 03-Jun-14 19-Jun-14 1509 02-Dec-14 18-Dec-14 1461 17-Jun-14 03-Jul-14 1513 p 16-Dec-14 01-Jan-15 1465 p 01-Jul-14 17-Jul-14

p    = A section of this tour is operated as a small group

* = A German translator is provided on a section of this tour

Day 13 Johannesburg Today we leave early for the journey south for our final destination in Johannesburg. Most people choose to get together for a meal out at one of Johannesburg’s many excellent restaurants.

Victoria Falls

Day 14 Greater Kruger National Park An early start from Johannesburg, we travel through the Province of Mpumalanga en route to the breathtaking Kruger National Park. This afternoon we enter the greater Kruger National Park area where we will be spending the next 3 nights. After settling in we enjoy an evening game drive followed by local dancing and dinner. Day 15/16 Kruger National Park We start with a morning game walk (day 15) before proceeding into the Kruger NP. We enjoy an afternoon game drive from the comfort of our Nomad Truck. The following day, we have a full day of game viewing planned in an open 4x4 vehicle inside Kruger NP. Day 17 Panorama Route – Johannesburg This morning we depart the greater Kruger area and journey back to Johannesburg. We travel along the spectacular Panorama Route. Your tour ends on arrival in Johannesburg and most groups spend this last night together at a local restaurant. Optional Activities: Dinner in a local restaurant. This itinerary has been written with the Activity Package included. If you would like to participate in all the activities listed, you will need to purchase this package.

Kruger National Park

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Best of Zimbabwe & Kruger Countries Visited: Zimbabwe, South Africa

South

2014 NEW TOUR

9 DAYS Day 1 Victoria Falls to Hwange National Park We depart Victoria Falls and head 33 Afternoon Game Drive in towards the Hwange National Hwange & Matopos NP Park. At around 14650 square kilometres the Hwange National 33 Full day 4x4 game drive Park is the largest in Zimbabwe Evening Game Drive 33 and home to one of Africa’s 33 Morning Bush Walk largest elephant populations as well as over 100 other mammalian species and 400 different bird species. Just outside the park, we will have the opportunity to visit the Wild Dog Project. Optional Activity: Visit Wild dog project.

Activity Package R2 740

Camping Tour code: NZJJ

R9 900 Sgl Supp: N/A Optional AP: R2 740 p Small Group: R11 100 Length: 9 days / 8 nights Meals incl: B x 7, L x 7, D x 7 Start: Victoria Falls End: Johannesburg Frequency: Twice a month Min / max people: 4 / 18 Min / max people (SG Section): 4 / 12

Accommodated Tour code: NAZJJ

R13 200 Sgl Supp: R2 130 Optional AP: R2 740 p Small Group: R13 700 Length: 9 days / 8 nights Meals incl: B x 7, L x 7, D x 7 Start: Victoria Falls End: Johannesburg Frequency: Twice a month Min / max people: 4 / 18 Min / max people (SG Section): 4 / 12

Day 2 Matopos National Park We depart Hwange NP and head towards the Matopos National Park. The National Park occupies a total area of 44,500 hectares and was established in 1953. The park is situated in the magnificent Matobo Hills, a range of domes, spires and balancing rock formations which have been hewn out of the solid granite plateau through millions of years of erosion and weathering. We will enjoy an afternoon game drive during our time in the park.

Featured Highlights

Hwange National Park

Day 3 Great Zimbabwe Ruins No visit to Zimbabwe could possibly be complete without visiting the world-famous Great Zimbabwe ruins. Dating from around the 11th century these iron-age ruins have been the source of much speculation and disagreement over the years. Built without any mortar some of the walls are up to 5 metres high and still standing after so many centuries. This site was also home to 8 carved Zimbabwe birds, the image of which is found on the Zimbabwean National Flag Day 4 Tshipise Today we will depart Zimbabwe and cross the border into the Limpopo province of South Africa. Tshipise was developed in 1936 and was formerly spelt Chipise – the name is said to be derived from chia fisu “burn, be hot” referring to the mineral springs at 65°C. This afternoon you will have time to relax in the warm mineral pool.

Victoria Falls

Day 5 Johannesburg Today we leave early for the journey south along the Great North Road for Johannesburg, the City of Gold. We will travel past Pretoria, one of South Africa’s capital cities, before arriving in Johannesburg in the late afternoon. Most people choose to get together for a meal out at one of Johannesburg’s many excellent restaurants. Day 6 Greater Kruger National Park An early start from Johannesburg, we travel through the Province of Mpumalanga en route to the breathtaking Kruger National Park. This afternoon we enter the greater Kruger National Park area where we will be spending the next 3 nights. After settling in we enjoy an evening game drive followed by local dancing and dinner. Day 7 Kruger National Park Today we start with a morning game walk before proceeding into the Kruger National Park. We enjoy an afternoon game drive from the comfort of our Nomad Truck. On the way keep your eyes open for more wildlife. Our truck gives us a more elevated view of the park and the ability to spot big cats and other smaller game that can be hiding in the vegetation. After spending a full day in the Kruger National Park, we make our way back to our accommodation in the greater Kruger area.

Matopos National Park

Day 8 Kruger National Park Today we have a full day of game viewing planned in an open 4x4 vehicle inside Kruger National Park. This gives you some fantastic photo opportunities so keep your eyes open for Elephant, Lion, Leopard, Rhino and Buffalo, known as Africa’s ‘Big Five’ as well as many other species of animals and birds.

Tour dates - NZJJ / NAZJJ CODE

1413 1417 1421 1425 1429 1433 1437 1441 1445 1449 1453 1457 1461

START

FINISH

08-Jan-14 16-Jan-14 22-Jan-14 30-Jan-14 05-Feb-14 13-Feb-14 19-Feb-14 27-Feb-14 05-Mar-14 13-Mar-14 19-Mar-14 27-Mar-14 02-Apr-14 10-Apr-14 16-Apr-14 24-Apr-14 30-Apr-14 08-May-14 14-May-14 22-May-14 28-May-14 05-Jun-14 11-Jun-14 19-Jun-14 25-Jun-14 03-Jul-14

50

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START

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1465 1469 1473 1477 1481 1485 1489 1493 1497 1501 1505 1509 1513

09-Jul-14 23-Jul-14 06-Aug-14 20-Aug-14 03-Sep-14 17-Sep-14 01-Oct-14 15-Oct-14 29-Oct-14 12-Nov-14 26-Nov-14 10-Dec-14 24-Dec-14

17-Jul-14 31-Jul-14 14-Aug-14 28-Aug-14 11-Sep-14 25-Sep-14 09-Oct-14 23-Oct-14 06-Nov-14 20-Nov-14 04-Dec-14 18-Dec-14 01-Jan-15

Day 9 Panorama Route – Johannesburg This morning we depart the greater Kruger area and journey back to Johannesburg. We travel along the spectacular Panorama Route. Blyde River Canyon is the 3rd largest canyon in the world, with breathtaking views of formations such as God’s Window and the Three Rondavels. We also see The Bourke’s Luck Potholes, which have been gradually eroded by the Treur River. Your tour ends on arrival in Johannesburg and most groups spend this last night together at a local restaurant. Optional Activities: Morning Game Walk, Dinner in a local restaurant.

Great Zimbabwe Ruins

This itinerary has been written with the Activity Package included. If you wish to participate in all the activities listed, you will need to purchase this package.

Kruger National Park


2014 NEW TOUR

19 DAYS South Camping Tour code: NZJM

R16 900 Sgl Supp: R100 Optional AP: R4 700 p Small Group: R19 900 Length: 19 days / 18 nights Meals incl: B x 17, L x 17, D x 17 Start: Victoria Falls End: Johannesburg Frequency: Twice a month Min / max people: 4 / 18 Min / max people (SG): 4 / 12

Accommodated Tour code: NAZJM

R21 500 Sgl Supp: R3 580 Optional AP: R6 000 p Small Group: R25 200 Length: 19 days / 18 nights Meals incl: B x 17, L x 17, D x 17 Start: Victoria Falls End: Johannesburg Frequency: Twice a month Min / max people: 4 / 18 Min / max people (SG): 4 / 12

Activity Package R4 700 Activity Package R6 000

33 Afternoon Game Drive in Hwange & Matopos NP

Day 1 Victoria Falls to Hwange National Park We depart Victoria Falls and head towards the Hwange National Park. Just outside the park, we will have the opportunity to visit the Wild Dog Project. Optional Activity: Visit Wild dog project.

Best of Zimbabwe & Mozambique Countries Visited: Zimbabwe, South Africa, Swaziland, Mozambique

Featured Highlights

33 Bazaruto excursion 33 Moholoholo

Day 2 Matopos National Park We depart Hwange NP and head towards the Matopos National Park. The National Park occupies a total area rehabilitation centre of 44,500 hectares and was established in 1953. We will enjoy an afternoon game drive during our time in the park. Day 3 Great Zimbabwe Ruins No visit to Zimbabwe could possibly be complete without visiting the world-famous Great Zimbabwe ruins. This site was also home to 8 carved Zimbabwe birds, the image of which is found on the Zimbabwean National Flag

Bazaruto Island

Day 4 Tshipise Today we will depart Zimbabwe and cross the border into the Limpopo province of South Africa. Tshipise was developed in 1936 and was formerly spelt Chipise – the name is said to be derived from chia fisu “burn, be hot” referring to the mineral springs at 65°C. Day 5 Johannesburg Today we leave early for the journey south along the Great North Road for Johannesburg. We will travel past Pretoria, before arriving in Johannesburg in the late afternoon. Day 6 South Africa - Swaziland - Hlane Royal National Park Leaving Johannesburg early, we travel through the Mpumalanga province to Swaziland. After crossing the border we enter Hlane Royal NP, a huge nature reserve, home to lion, elephant and white rhino. Optional Activities: Hiking, Mountain Biking, Game drive. Day 7 Hlane Royal National Park At over 30000 hectares Hlane is Swaziland’s largest protected area. As the lions are housed in a fenced enclosure it is possible to hike inside the park. Optional Activities: Hiking, Mountain Biking, Game drive.

Kruger National Park

Day 8/9 Mozambique – Praia do Tofo We cross into Mozambique. Travelling north you can’t help but be captivated by the beautiful coastal scenery before arriving in Praia do Tofo and our accommodation for the next two nights. Whether you just want to relax on the white sandy beaches or take on some of Africa’s most amazing diving and snorkelling spots, there’s plenty on offer in Tofo. Optional Activities: Snorkelling, Scuba Diving and Surfing. Day 10 Vilanculos The Bazaruto Archipelago is Mozambique’s premier destination and it’s not hard to understand why. A protected area, the sea-life here is spectacular and snorkelling at one of the reefs is one of the best ways to enjoy it. On the way to Vilanculos we will be stopping at a local craft market for a little souvenir shopping. Day 11/12 Bazaruto Archipelago National Park Excursion The Bazaruto excursion is taken on the traditional sailing vessel of the African East Coast, the Dhow. We sail out to the islands and have the opportunity to snorkel, swim and relax over the next 2 days. The Bazaruto is one of Southern Africa’s largest marine parks. Accommodated tour: Accommodation this evening will be in a small lodge. Camping tour: We will overnight at a camp on the beach in our tents. Please note: If you have not purchased the Activity Package you will stay at the accommodation in Vilanculos for the following 2 days.

Swazi Nation

Day 13/14 Inhambane Today we travel through coconut plantations to the old Portuguese settlement of Inhambane. This coastal region is very relaxing and boasts incredible beaches. There are many optional activities available here from fishing to horse riding. Optional Activities: Scuba Diving, Quad Biking, Snorkelling Day 15 Maputo area Today we return south towards the direction of Mozambique’s capital, Maputo. Mozambique gained full independence from the Portuguese in 1975, but only gained political stability in more recent times and is undergoing a major upgrade as the country’s economy grows.

Tour dates - NZJM / NAZJM CODE START FINISH CODE START FINISH 1413 p 08-Jan-14 26-Jan-14 1465 09-Jul-14 27-Jul-14 1417 22-Jan-14 09-Feb-14 1469 23-Jul-14 10-Aug-14 1421 05-Feb-14 23-Feb-14 1473 p* 06-Aug-14 24-Aug-14 20-Aug-14 07-Sep-14 1425 p* 19-Feb-14 09-Mar-14 1477 1429 05-Mar-14 23-Mar-14 1481 03-Sep-14 21-Sep-14 1433 19-Mar-14 06-Apr-14 1485 p 17-Sep-14 05-Oct-14 1437 p 02-Apr-14 20-Apr-14 1489 * 01-Oct-14 19-Oct-14 1441 * 16-Apr-14 04-May-14 1493 15-Oct-14 02-Nov-14 1445 30-Apr-14 18-May-14 1497 p 29-Oct-14 16-Nov-14 1449 p 14-May-14 01-Jun-14 1501 12-Nov-14 30-Nov-14 28-May-14 15-Jun-14 1505 * 26-Nov-14 14-Dec-14 1453 1457 * 11-Jun-14 29-Jun-14 1509 p 10-Dec-14 28-Dec-14 p 25-Jun-14 13-Jul-14 1513 24-Dec-14 11-Jan-15 1461

p    = A section of this tour is operated as a small group

* = A German translator is provided on a section of this tour

Snorkelling

Day 16/17 South Africa – Greater Kruger National Park Today we drive through Maputo’s capital and return to South Africa to the world famous Kruger National Park, where we hope to spot Africa’s Big 5. The Kruger Park is the most famous nature conservation area in the world. Informative dawn game walks and night drives (accompanied by a ranger) are offered as an optional extra. Day 18 Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre Today we visit the Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre, where animals are being re-habilitated before being released back in to the wild. In the evening we enjoy a traditional song and dance evening along with a typical South African meal. Day 19 Panorama Route - Johannesburg Travelling along the Panorama Route we stop at Blyde River Canyon and Bourkes Luck Potholes. The tour ends on arrival in Johannesburg. Johannesburg has many excellent restaurants and the group often spends this evening together. Optional Activities: Dinner out This itinerary has been written with the Activity Package included. If you wish to participate in all these activities, you will need to purchase this package.

Victoria Falls

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2014 NEW TOUR

Four Country Trek Countries Visited: South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe

Activity Package R5 650 Activity Package R11 700

33 Cederberg Guided Walk 33 Guided desert walk with local expert 33 Himba Tribe visit 33 3 day Delta fly in (Accommodated) 33 3 day Delta drive in (Camping) 33 Chobe NP boat cruise 33 Vic Falls NP entry 33 Afternoon Game Drive in Hwange NP 33 Afternoon Game Drive in Matopos NP

A beautiful tour with many various impressions, comfortable accommodations and many highlights. We learned so much about African animals. Birgit (Germany)

26 DAYS 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. Today 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. 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. 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. Next it’s the Fish River Canyon for a scenic walk along the edge of the canyon. This is also a fantastic photo opportunity. Optional Activity: Half-Day Canoe Adventure. 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. Tonight enjoy the star-studded sky and enduring silences of the Namib desert, only occasionally interrupted by the call of a Jackal or, a rather unique lizard, the barking gecko! Day 5 Sossusvlei Dunes - Namib-Naukluft National Park Today will be spent exploring the Namib-Naukluft National Park, including Dune 45, Sesriem Canyon and the opportunity 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.

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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. 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 Activity: Dinner out.

FINISH

* 02-Jul-14 27-Jul-14 * 16-Jul-14 10-Aug-14 * 30-Jul-14 24-Aug-14 13-Aug-14 07-Sep-14 * 27-Aug-14 21-Sep-14 10-Sep-14 05-Oct-14 * 24-Sep-14 19-Oct-14 * 08-Oct-14 02-Nov-14 * 22-Oct-14 16-Nov-14 05-Nov-14 30-Nov-14 * 19-Nov-14 14-Dec-14 03-Dec-14 28-Dec-14

* A German translator is provided on a section of this tour

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Tour code: NCVZJ

R18 900 Sgl Supp: R720 Optional AP: R5 650 p Small Group: N/A Length: 26 days / 25 nights Meals incl: B x 22, L x 23, D x 19 Start: Cape Town End: Johannesburg Frequency: Twice a month Min / max people: 4 / 24

Day 6/7 Swakopmund After a brief photo stop while crossing the Tropic of Capricorn, we travel onto Namibia’s Atlantic coast and the adventure capital, Swakopmund, where you will be briefed on the many optional activities available here. Optional Activity: Dinner out, Quad biking, sand boarding, sky diving etc.

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. 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.

Tour dates - NCVZJ / NACVZJ

Camping

Accommodated tour: We will hike up Dune 45 after sunrise to capture the changing colours of the landscape (you will explore the desert ecosystem with a local expert the following morning). Optional Activity: Transfer into Deadvlei Camping tour: This is our earliest morning as we prepare for our hike up Dune 45 to marvel at the sunrise. Optional Activity: Transfer into Deadvlei

Day 8 Swakopmund - Khorixas Accommodated tour: 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). Camping tour: 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.

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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 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 Activities: Scenic Flight (time permitting) Day 15/16 Maun – Okavango Delta During our time in the Delta we enjoy the best nature has to offer. We go on nature walks and if possible will explore the Delta by Mokoro. The Delta is the world’s largest inland Delta. Accommodated tour: 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. Camping tour: We travel into the Delta on a large 4x4 vehicle – in high water season boats will be used. We join up with some of the local people and set up our bush camp for the next 2 nights. Please note: If you have not purchased the Activity Package you will stay at the campsite in Maun for the following 2 nights.

Sundown stories


Four Country Trek Countries Visited: South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe

Accommodated Tour code: NACVZJ

R30 700 Sgl Supp: R6 210 Optional AP: R11 700 p Small Group: R36 700 Length: 26 days / 25 nights Meals incl: B x 23, L x 23, D x 19 Start: Cape Town End: Johannesburg Frequency: Twice a month Min / max people: 4 / 18 Min / max people (SG Section): 4 / 12

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.

Featured Highlights

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. Day 19/20/21 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. Most people will spend the day White Water Rafting, a not-to-be-missed experience of a lifetime! Vic Falls offers many exciting alternatives such as a walk with lions or a bungee jump from the bridge that joins Zimbabwe with Zambia. Optional Activities: Chobe morning game drive (day 19), Full day white water rafting, Flight over the falls, Full day low/high water river boarding, sunset cruise, bungee jump (solo), morning/afternoon lion or elephant encounter.

Namib Desert

Day 22 Victoria Falls to Hwange National Park We depart Victoria Falls and head towards the Hwange National Park, the largest in Zimbabwe and home to one of Africa’s largest elephant populations as well as over 100 other mammalian species and 400 different bird species. Just outside the park, we will have the opportunity to visit the Wild Dog Project. Optional Activity: Visit Wild dog project. Day 23 Matopos National Park We depart Hwange NP and heads towards the Matopos National Park. The park is situated in the magnificent Matobo Hills, a range of domes, spires and balancing rock formations which have been hewn out of the solid granite plateau through millions of years of erosion and weathering. We will enjoy an afternoon game drive during our time in the park. Day 24 Great Zimbabwe Ruins No visit to Zimbabwe could possibly be complete without visiting the world-famous Great Zimbabwe ruins. Built without any mortar some of the walls are up to 5 metres high and still standing after so many centuries. This site was also home to 8 carved Zimbabwe birds, the image of which is found on the Zimbabwean National Flag

Okavango Delta

Day 25 Tshipise Today we will depart Zimbabwe and cross the border into the Limpopo province of South Africa. Tshipise was developed in 1936 and was formerly spelt Chipise – the name is said to be derived from chia fisu “burn, be hot” referring to the mineral springs at 65°C. This afternoon you will have time to relax in the warm mineral pool.

Stretch

ing your legs

Day 26 Johannesburg Today we leave early for the journey south for our final destination in Johannesburg. We will travel past Pretoria, before arriving in Johannesburg in the late afternoon. Although this final night is not included in the tour most people choose to get together for a final meal out at one of Johannesburg’s many excellent restaurants. This itinerary has been written with the Activity Package included. If you wish to participate in all the activities listed, you will need to purchase this package.

Himba Tribe

Victoria Falls

Great Zimbabwe Ruins

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Cape to Kruger Countries Visited: South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe

Activity Package R4 890 Activity Package R10 940

33 Cederberg Guided Walk 33 Guided desert walk with local expert 33 Himba Tribe visit 33 3 day Delta fly in (Accommodated) 33 3 day Delta drive in (Camping) 33 Chobe National Park boat cruise 33 Vic Falls National Park entry 33 Full day 4x4 game drive 33 Evening Game Drive 33 Morning Bush Walk Tour dates - NCVJ CODE

1417 1418 1419 1420 1421 1422 1423 1424 1425 1426 1427 1428 1429 1430 1431 1432 1433 1434 1435 1436 1437 1438 1439 1440 1441 1442 1443 1444 1445 1446 1447 1448 1449 1450 1451 1452 1453 1454 1455 1456 1457 1458 1459 1460 1461 1462 1463 1464 1465 1466 1467 1468 1469

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p    = A section of this tour is operated as a small group

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26 DAYS 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. Today 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. 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. 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. Next it’s the Fish River Canyon for a scenic walk along the edge of the canyon. This is also a fantastic photo opportunity. Optional Activity: Half-Day Canoe Adventure. 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. Tonight enjoy the star-studded sky and enduring silences of the Namib desert, only occasionally interrupted by the call of a Jackal or, a rather unique lizard, the barking gecko! Day 5 Sossusvlei Dunes - Namib-Naukluft National Park Today will be spent exploring the Namib-Naukluft National Park, including Dune 45, Sesriem Canyon and the opportunity to visit Sossusvlei. Later we join a local exper on a guided hike and learn more about the unique desert ecosystem and how the Bushmen survived in the harsh desert conditions. Accommodated tour: We will hike up Dune 45 after sunrise to capture the changing colours of the landscape (you will explore the desert ecosystem with a local expert the following morning). Optional Activity: Transfer into Deadvlei Camping tour: This is our earliest morning as we prepare for our hike up Dune 45 to marvel at the sunrise. Optional Activity: Transfer into 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 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!

North Camping Tour code: NCVJ

R19 895 Sgl Supp: R720 Optional AP: R4 890 p Small Group: R 21 095 Length: 26 days / 25 nights Meals incl: B x 21, L x 20, D x 18 Start: Cape Town End: Johannesburg Frequency: Twice a week Min / max people: 4 / 24 Min / max people (SG Section): 4 / 12

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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, dinner out etc. Day 8 Swakopmund - Khorixas Accommodated tour: 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). Camping tour: 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. 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. 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. 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. 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 Activity: Dinner out. 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 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 Activities: Scenic Flight (time permitting)

Quality of food was far above expectations, keep up the diversity. Loveable guides, both had a huge wealth of information about the countries. Mark (Netherlands)


Cape to Kruger Countries Visited: South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe

Day 15/16 Maun – Okavango Delta During our time in the Delta we enjoy the best nature has to offer. We go on nature walks and if possible will explore the Delta by Mokoro. The Delta is the world’s largest inland Delta. Accommodated tour: 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. Camping tour: We travel into the Delta on a large 4x4 vehicle – in high water season boats will be used. We join up with some of the local people and set up our bush camp for the next 2 nights. Please note: If you have not purchased the Activity Package you will stay at the campsite in Maun for the following 2 nights.

Accommodated Tour code: NACVJ

R31 550

Featured Highlights

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.

Sgl Supp: R5 830 Optional AP: R10 940 p Small Group: R38 050 Length: 26 days / 25 nights Meals incl: B x 22, L x 20, D x 18 Start: Cape Town End: Johannesburg Frequency: Weekly Min / max people: 4 / 18 Min / max people (SG): 4 / 12

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.

Namib Desert

Day 19 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. An optional dinner out is a friendly way to end your tour with all the new friends you’ve made along the way. Optional Activities: Chobe morning game drive, Zambezi Sunset Cruise Day 20 Victoria Falls Most people will spend the day White Water Rafting, a not-to-be-missed experience of a lifetime! Vic Falls offers many exciting alternatives such as a walk with lions or a bungee jump from the bridge that joins Zimbabwe with Zambia. Optional Activities: Full day white water rafting, Flight over the falls, Full day low/ high water river boarding, sunset cruise, bungee jump (solo), morning/afternoon lion or elephant encounter. Day 21 Victoria Falls to Palapye / Martinsdrift We drive south through Botswana to Palapye, or the border post at Martinsdrift, where we will spend the night at a lively campsite. Optional activities: South African Meal / All Meals.

Himba Tribe

Day 22 Palapye / Martinsdrift to Johannesburg After a 6.00 am departure, we enter into South Africa. Covering the next 450 – 550 km on sealed roads we should get to Johannesburg as early as possible.

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Day 23 Greater Kruger National Park An early start from Johannesburg, we travel through the Province of Mpumalanga en route to the breathtaking Kruger National Park. This afternoon we enter the greater Kruger National Park area where we will be spending the next 3 nights. After settling in we enjoy an evening game drive followed by local dancing and dinner. Day 24 Kruger National Park Today we start with a morning game walk before proceeding into the Kruger National Park. We enjoy an afternoon game drive from the comfort of our Nomad Truck. On the way keep your eyes open for more wildlife. Our truck gives us a more elevated view of the park and the ability to spot big cats and other smaller game that can be hiding in the vegetation. After spending a full day in the Kruger National Park, we make our way back to our accommodation in the greater Kruger area.

Okavango Delta

Day 25 Kruger National Park Today we have a full day of game viewing planned in an open 4x4 vehicle inside Kruger National Park. This gives you some fantastic photo opportunities so keep your eyes open for Elephant, Lion, Leopard, Rhino and Buffalo, known as Africa’s ‘Big Five’ as well as many other species of animals and birds. Day 26 Panorama Route – Johannesburg This morning we depart the greater Kruger area and journey back to Johannesburg. We travel along the spectacular Panorama Route. Blyde River Canyon is the 3rd largest canyon in the world, with breathtaking views of formations such as God’s Window and the Three Rondavels. We also see The Bourke’s Luck Potholes, which have been gradually eroded by the Treur River. Your tour ends on arrival in Johannesburg and most groups spend this last night together at a local restaurant. Optional Activities: Morning Game walk, Dinner in a local restaurant. This itinerary has been written with the Activity Package included. If you wish to participate in all these activities, you will need to purchase this package.

Victoria Falls

Tour dates - NACVJ CODE

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1417 p 01-Jan-14 26-Jan-14 1419 08-Jan-14 02-Feb-14 1421 * 15-Jan-14 09-Feb-14 1423 22-Jan-14 16-Feb-14 1425 29-Jan-14 23-Feb-14 1427 05-Feb-14 02-Mar-14 1429 p* 12-Feb-14 09-Mar-14 1431 19-Feb-14 16-Mar-14 1433 26-Feb-14 23-Mar-14 1435 05-Mar-14 30-Mar-14 1437 * 12-Mar-14 06-Apr-14 1439 p 19-Mar-14 13-Apr-14 1441 26-Mar-14 20-Apr-14

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1443 02-Apr-14 27-Apr-14 1469 * 02-Jul-14 27-Jul-14 1445 * 09-Apr-14 04-May-14 1471 p 09-Jul-14 03-Aug-14 16-Jul-14 10-Aug-14 1447 16-Apr-14 11-May-14 1473 23-Jul-14 17-Aug-14 1449 p 23-Apr-14 18-May-14 1475 1451 30-Apr-14 25-May-14 1477 * 30-Jul-14 24-Aug-14 1453 * 07-May-14 01-Jun-14 1479 06-Aug-14 31-Aug-14 1455 14-May-14 08-Jun-14 1481 p 13-Aug-14 07-Sep-14 20-Aug-14 14-Sep-14 1457 21-May-14 15-Jun-14 1483 1459 28-May-14 22-Jun-14 1485 * 27-Aug-14 21-Sep-14 03-Sep-14 28-Sep-14 1461 p* 04-Jun-14 29-Jun-14 1487 1463 11-Jun-14 06-Jul-14 1489 10-Sep-14 05-Oct-14 1465 18-Jun-14 13-Jul-14 1491 17-Sep-14 12-Oct-14 1467 25-Jun-14 20-Jul-14 1493 p* 24-Sep-14 19-Oct-14

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1495 01-Oct-14 26-Oct-14 1497 08-Oct-14 02-Nov-14 1499 15-Oct-14 09-Nov-14 1501 * 22-Oct-14 16-Nov-14 1503 p 29-Oct-14 23-Nov-14 1505 05-Nov-14 30-Nov-14 1507 12-Nov-14 07-Dec-14 1509 * 19-Nov-14 14-Dec-14 1511 26-Nov-14 21-Dec-14 1513 p 03-Dec-14 28-Dec-14 1515 10-Dec-14 04-Jan-15 1517 * 17-Dec-14 11-Jan-15 1519 24-Dec-14 18-Jan-15

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31-Dec-14 25-Jan-15

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Kruger National Park

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Cape to Vic & Mozambique Countries Visited: South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Mozambique

Activity Package R6 850

33 Cederberg Guided Walk 33 Guided desert walk with local expert 33 Himba Tribe visit 33 3 day Delta drive in 33 Chobe National Park boat cruise 33 Vic Falls National Park entry 33 Bazaruto excursion 33 Moholoholo rehabilitation centre

36 DAYS 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. Today 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. 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. 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 Activity: Half-Day Canoe Adventure. 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! 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.

North Camping Tour code: NCVM

R26 895 Sgl Supp: R820 Optional AP: R6 850 p Small Group: R29 895 Length: 36 days / 35 nights Meals incl: B x 31, L x 30, D x 27 Start: Cape Town End: Johannesburg Frequency: Twice a month Min / max people: 4 / 24 Min / max people (SG Section): 4 / 12

Day 6/7 Swakopmund After a brief photo stop while crossing the Tropic of Capricorn, we travel onto Namibia’s Atlantic coast and the adventure capital, Swakopmund. You will be briefed on the many optional activities available here. Day 7 is free to relax, explore or participate in one of the many activities available. Optional Activity: Dinner out, quad biking, sand boarding, sky diving, dinner out etc. 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 Mother City

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 have been extremely diligent about upholding the roots of their culture but they are also very curious about visitors to their home. 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. 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 Activity: Dinner out. 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 (this activity may occur the following morning).

Homeward bound

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 Activities: Scenic Flight (time permitting)

Tour dates - NCVM CODE

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1418 05-Jan-14 09-Feb-14 1422 19-Jan-14 23-Feb-14 1426 p* 02-Feb-14 09-Mar-14 1430 16-Feb-14 23-Mar-14 1434 02-Mar-14 06-Apr-14 1438 p 16-Mar-14 20-Apr-14 1442 * 30-Mar-14 04-May-14 1446 13-Apr-14 18-May-14 1450 p 27-Apr-14 01-Jun-14 1454 11-May-14 15-Jun-14 1458 * 25-May-14 29-Jun-14 p 08-Jun-14 13-Jul-14 1462 1466 22-Jun-14 27-Jul-14

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1470 06-Jul-14 10-Aug-14 1474 p* 20-Jul-14 24-Aug-14 1478 03-Aug-14 07-Sep-14 1482 17-Aug-14 21-Sep-14 1486 p 31-Aug-14 05-Oct-14 1490 * 14-Sep-14 19-Oct-14 1494 28-Sep-14 02-Nov-14 1498 p 12-Oct-14 16-Nov-14 1502 26-Oct-14 30-Nov-14 1506 * 09-Nov-14 14-Dec-14 p 23-Nov-14 28-Dec-14 1510 1514 07-Dec-14 11-Jan-15

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* = A German translator is provided on a section of this tour

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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 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. 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.

Mozambiqu e Coast


Cape to Vic & Mozambique Countries Visited: South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Mozambique

The contrast from arid Namibian desert to tropical Mozambique waters was the perfect combination. I wanted to do this on my own, but there is no way that I could have experienced all that I did on the Nomad tour, especially considering the great new friends that I met on our trip. Chris USA

Day 19/20 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. Most people will spend the day White Water Rafting, a not-to-be-missed experience of a lifetime! Optional Activities: Chobe morning game drive, Zambezi Sunset Cruise, Full day white water rafting, Flight over the falls, Full day low/high water river boarding, sunset cruise, bungee jump (solo), morning/afternoon lion or elephant encounter.

Featured Highlights

Day 21 Victoria Falls to Palapye / Martinsdrift We depart Victoria Falls early, heading south through Botswana to Palapye, or the border post at Martinsdrift, where we will spend the night at a lively campsite. Optional activities: South African Meal / All Meals. Day 22 Palapye / Martinsdrift to Johannesburg After a 6.00 am departure, we enter into South Africa. Covering the next 450 – 550 km on sealed roads we should get to Johannesburg as early as possible. Day 23 South Africa - Swaziland - Hlane Royal National Park Leaving Johannesburg early, we travel through the Mpumalanga province to Swaziland. After crossing the border we enter Hlane Royal NP, a huge nature reserve, home to lion, elephant and white rhino. Optional Activities: Hiking, Mountain Biking, Game drive.

Namib Desert

Day 24 Hlane Royal National Park At over 30000 hectares Hlane is Swaziland’s largest protected area. Originally the private hunting area of the Swazi Royal family the area is now held in trust and managed by Big Game Parks. As the lions are housed in a fenced enclosure it is possible to hike inside the park. Optional Activities: Hiking, Mountain Biking, Game drive. Day 25 Mozambique – Praia do Tofo We cross into Mozambique. Travelling north you can’t help but be captivated by the beautiful coastal scenery before arriving in Praia do Tofo and our campsite for the next two nights. Whether you just want to relax on the white sandy beaches or take on some of Africa’s most amazing diving and snorkelling spots, there’s plenty on offer in Tofo. Optional Activities: Snorkelling, Scuba Diving and Surfing. Day 26 Praia do Tofo In season Tofo is one of the world’s best sites for the viewing of the world’s largest fish, the Whale Shark. This entire day is free so that you can go snorkelling, scuba diving or just relax on the beautiful white sandy beach. Day 27 Vilanculos The Bazaruto Archipelago is Mozambique’s premier destination and it’s not hard to understand why. A protected area, the sea-life here is spectacular and snorkelling at one of the reefs is one of the best ways to enjoy it. On the way to Vilanculos we will be stopping at a local craft market for a little souvenir shopping.

Himba Tribe

Day 28/29 Bazaruto Archipelago National Park Excursion The Bazaruto excursion is taken on the traditional sailing vessel of the African East Coast, the Dhow. We sail out to the islands and have the opportunity to snorkel, swim and relax over these 2 days. The Bazaruto is one of Southern Africa’s largest marine parks. We will overnight at a camp on the beach in our tents. Please note: If you have not purchased the Activity Package you will stay at the accommodation in Vilanculos for this night.

Local beer

Day 30/31 Inhambane Today we travel through coconut plantations to the old Portuguese settlement of Inhambane. This coastal region is very relaxing and boasts incredible beaches. There are many optional activities available here from fishing to horse riding. Optional Activities: Scuba Diving, Quad Biking, Snorkelling Day 32 Maputo area Today we return south towards the direction of Mozambique’s capital, Maputo. Mozambique gained full independence from the Portuguese in 1975, but only gained political stability in more recent times and is undergoing a major upgrade as the country’s economy grows.

Okavango Delta

Day 33/34 South Africa – Greater Kruger National Park Today we drive through Maputo’s capital and return to South Africa to the world famous Kruger National Park, where we hope to spot Africa’s Big 5. The Kruger Park is the most famous nature conservation area in the world. Day 35 Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre Today we visit the Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre, where animals are being re-habilitated before being released back in to the wild. In the evening we enjoy a traditional song and dance evening along with a typical South African meal. Day 36 Panorama Route - Johannesburg Travelling along the Panorama Route we stop at Blyde River Canyon and Bourkes Luck Potholes. The tour ends on arrival in Johannesburg. Johannesburg has many excellent restaurants and the group often spends this evening together. Optional Activities: Dinner out

Victoria Falls

This itinerary has been written with the Activity Package included. If you wish to participate in all the activities listed, you will need to purchase this package.

Bazaruto Island

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Southern Circle Countries Visited: South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Lesotho

Activity Package R5 850

33 Cederberg Guided Walk 33 Guided desert walk with local expert 33 Himba Tribe visit 33 3 day Delta drive in 33 Chobe National Park boat cruise 33 Vic Falls National Park entry 33 Moholoholo rehabilitation centre 33 St Lucia boat cruise 33 Hluhluwe game drive 33 Lesotho junior school visit 33 Tsitsikamma National Park entrance 33 Cango Caves basic tour 33 Wine tasting & Cheetah breeding project

42 DAYS 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. Today 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. 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. 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 Activity: Half-Day Canoe Adventure. 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! 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 Activity: Transfer into Deadvlei

Round Trip Camping Tour code: NCC

R28 895 Sgl Supp: R1 240 Optional AP: R5 850 p Small Group: R32 395 Length: 42 days / 41 nights Meals incl: B x 37, L x 33, D x 32 Start: Cape Town End: Cape Town Frequency: Weekly Min / max people: 4 / 24 Min / max people (SG Section): 4 / 12

Day 6/7 Swakopmund After a brief photo stop while crossing the Tropic of Capricorn, we travel onto Namibia’s Atlantic coast and the adventure capital, Swakopmund. 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, quad biking, sand boarding, sky diving etc. 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. 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 have been extremely diligent about upholding the roots of their culture but they are also very curious about visitors to their home. 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. We will go on various game drives and spend our evenings at the abundant waterholes for some excellent game photography.

Size co unts

Day 12 Windhoek After an early morning game drive we set off towards Windhoek. On the way we stop at a popular craft market where you can barter for handmade gifts to take home. 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 Activity: Dinner out.

Tour dates - NCC CODE

1418 1420 1422 1424 1426 1428 1430 1432 1434 1436 1438 1440 1442 1444 1446 1448 1450 1452 1454 1456 1458 1460 1462 1464 1466

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1468 1470 1472 1474 1476 1478 1480 1482 1484 1486 1488 1490 1492 1494 1496 1498 1500 1502 1504 1506 1508 1510 1512 1514 1516

29-Jun-14 06-Jul-14 13-Jul-14 20-Jul-14 27-Jul-14 03-Aug-14 10-Aug-14 17-Aug-14 24-Aug-14 31-Aug-14 07-Sep-14 14-Sep-14 21-Sep-14 28-Sep-14 05-Oct-14 12-Oct-14 19-Oct-14 26-Oct-14 02-Nov-14 09-Nov-14 16-Nov-14 23-Nov-14 30-Nov-14 07-Dec-14 14-Dec-13

09-Aug-14 16-Aug-14 23-Aug-14 30-Aug-14 06-Sep-14 13-Sep-14 20-Sep-14 27-Sep-14 04-Oct-14 11-Oct-14 18-Oct-14 25-Oct-14 01-Nov-14 08-Nov-14 15-Nov-14 22-Nov-14 29-Nov-14 06-Dec-14 13-Dec-14 20-Dec-14 27-Dec-14 03-Jan-15 10-Jan-15 17-Jan-15 24-Jan-14

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* = A German translator is provided on a section of this tour

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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 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 Activities: Scenic Flight (time permitting) 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 17 Nata We leave the Delta behind us and travel east towards the town of Nata. 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. 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. Day 19/20 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 (day 19), Zambezi Sunset Cruise, white water rafting, Flight over the falls, bungee jump (solo), morning/afternoon lion or elephant encounter, dinner out.

Warm heart of Africa


Southern Circle Countries Visited: South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Lesotho

The route that we covered was spectacular, each day was planned to make sure we saw as much as possible along the way. The landscapes and scenery are so unique that I found myself falling in love with the countries more and more each day. Lulu (South Africa)

Day 21/22 Victoria Falls to Johannesburg An early departure from Victoria Falls, we drive south through Botswana to Palapye, or the border post at Martinsdrift, where we will spend the night at a lively campsite. Day 22 is another early departure as we hope to reach Johannesburg as early as possible. Optional activities: South African Braai (BBQ) / All Meals, Dinner out (day 22)

Featured Highlights

Day 23 South Africa – Panorama Route Leaving Johannesburg we travel towards the Panorama Route one of South Africa’s most scenic drives. The Panorama route consists of Bourke’s Luck Potholes and the Blyde River Canyon including God’s Window and Three Rondavels. This evening we will enjoy a traditional Shangaan Dinner with dancing. Day 24/25 Kruger National Park We get up early to visit Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre which is a wonderful opportunity to see some very special species up close. Later we enter the world famous Kruger National Park and immediately start with an afternoon game drive in the truck. The next day is a full day’s game viewing from the advantageous height of our wonderful truck. Day 26/27 Swaziland - Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary The Kingdom of Swaziland is a landlocked country bordered by South Africa and Mozambique. We spend the next two nights in the Mlilwane Nature Reserve. Exploring the area on foot allows you to appreciate the scenery as well as the animals; there are no dangerous predators here. Optional Activities: Guided birding walk, Game Drive, Village visit

Namib Desert

Day 28 South Africa – Isimangaliso (Greater St Lucia) Wetland Park We leave Swaziland and take a scenic drive towards the warm Indian Ocean coast, re-entering South Africa. Soon after our arrival at iSimangaliso Wetland Park we board a boat for a sunset cruise on the lagoon for some bird and hippo viewing! This UNESCO recognised area is extremely varied and includes: lakes, beaches, coral reefs, wetlands, woodlands, coastal forests and grasslands together supporting an astounding diversity of animal, bird and marine life. Day 29 Hluhluwe - Umfolozi Game Reserve and Durban This morning we drive to the Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Game Reserve for a game drive in open 4x4 vehicles. In the late afternoon we arrive at Durban, South Africa’s largest marine port and well-known surfing destination. The evening can be spent enjoying authentic Indian cuisine as Durban is also home to the largest population of people of Indian descent outside of India. Optional Activity: Dinner out at local restaurant

Okavango Delta

Day 30/31 UKhahlamba Drakensberg Park We leave behind the beautiful beaches of KwaZulu Natal and travel inland to the Ukhahlamba Drakensberg or Royal Natal National Park. The Drakensberg is South Africa’s highest mountain range with peaks at over 3000 metres. Hiking is the most popular activity here and your guides will take you on a lovely hike if you are not already busy with other optional activities. Optional activities: Horse riding, Hiking Day 32/33 Lesotho - Malealea It’s a visually impressive drive up to the Lesotho border, where the popular pony trekking excursion (optional) requires an early morning start. On the optional pony trek Lesotho villagers will guide you along remote trails where there are spectacular views. You can also remain at the lodge and relax, or experience an optional shorter ride. Before we depart we visit the local village and junior school. Optional Activities: Pony Trekking Excursion, Hiking.

Sharing moments

Day 34/35 South Africa – Cintsa Leaving the ‘Kingdom in the Skies’ behind us we travel south to Cintsa. You can choose to relax, or participate in one of the optional activities available! Optional Activities: Xhosa village visit

Victoria Falls

Day 36 Addo Elephant National Park This unique Eastern Cape park is home to one of the densest concentrations of African elephants on earth as well as boasting the ‘Big Seven’(elephant, rhino, lion, buffalo, leopard, southern right whale and great white shark) as Addo is a land and marine park. Day 37/38 Tsitsikamma National Park This morning we will take a quick stop at Port Elizabeth’s airport and arrive in the afternoon at Tsitsikamma. The name means ‘place of abundant water’ and it does not disappoint, with its indigenous forests and dramatic coastline. This area is home to the famous multi-day Otter Trail hike and the first few hours of this hike is included in your Activity Package. Optional Activities: Bungee jumping (highest in the world), treetop canopy tours, blackwater tubing (min 4 clients) Day 39 Knysna / Plettenberg Bay It is a short distance to Plettenberg Bay. In the afternoon you can choose between remaining to relax at the resort or taking a short excursion into nearby Knysna to explore. Optional Activities: Elephant Encounter, Township Tour, Monkey town, Birds of Eden, lagoon cruise

Kruger National Park

Day 40 Oudtshoorn Today we travel through the magnificent Outeniqua Mountains towards Oudtshoorn where we visit the world-famous Cango Caves. The caves contain spectacular halls and grand limestone formations, and a local guide will tell you all about the cave system, which extends for over 4km. Day 41 Stellenbosch Wine Route We take a scenic drive to Stellenbosch taking in some of Route 62 and a possible stop at Ronnie’s Sex Shop, not a sex shop at all, but a rather interesting country pub. We will have the opportunity to explore Stellenbosch which forms the heart of the Western Cape’s wine region and second oldest European settlement in the Western Cape. As this is the last night on tour we head to a local restaurant for dinner. Optional Activity: Ostrich Farm Visit, Dinner Out. Day 42 Cape Town After a leisurely breakfast, we visit the Cheetah Breeding Project to meet these beautiful animals up close. Afterwards, we head to the Spier Wine Estate to taste some of South Africa’s finest wines and finally, the tour ends in Cape Town. This itinerary has been written with the Activity Package included. If you wish to participate in all the activities listed, you will need to purchase this package.

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Zanzibar & Serengeti Trek Countries Visited: Tanzania, Kenya

Activity Package R7 850

10 DAYS Day 1/2/3 Zanzibar After meeting the guide and group, a local ferry will take us from Dar es Salaam (where we leave the truck) to Zanzibar. We take a transfer to the northern part of the island where we will spend our time relaxing on the beach. On the 3rd day, we head south to Stone Town, the capital of Zanzibar, where we will spend the night. Here we have time exploring the historical and unique architecture. There are also spice and seafood markets to be explored. Optional Activities: Lunch & Dinner, Motorbike hire, Spice tour, Walking city tour, Swimming with Dolphins, Scuba Diving, Snorkelling etc.

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i I Want More... Complete this tour experience by including Lake Malawi, South Luangwa and the mighty Victoria Falls. Add our 11 day Vic Falls & Malawi tour (page 64).

Day 4 Lushoto Today we leave Zanzibar and catch a ferry back to Dar es Salaam and return to our truck. We continue on to Lushoto, the major town and district centre, albeit small, in the Usambara Mountains, halfway between the coast and the parks. The popular plant Saintpaulia has its only wild occurrences in Tanzania, and particularly in the Usambara Mountains. Day 5 Arusha The city of Arusha is surrounded by some of Africa’s most famous landscapes and national parks. Situated below Mount Meru on the eastern edge of the eastern branch of the Great Rift Valley, the city is close to Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Manyara, Olduvai Gorge, Tarangire National Park, and Mount Kilimanjaro and The Arusha National Park.

What a way to see the “real” Africa - tough going but certainly memorable. Well done Nomad to offer this possibility. Irida (Australia)

North Camping Tour code: NDN

R10 950 Sgl Supp: R880 Optional AP: R7 850 p Small Group: N/A Length: 10 days / 9 nights Meals incl: B x 9, L x 6, D x 6 Start: Dar es Salaam End: Nairobi Frequency: Twice a month Min / max people: 4 / 18

South Camping Tour code: NND

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Day 6/7/8 Serengeti and Ngorongoro Excursion These 4 days are set aside for the 3-night camping excursion into the Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Crater. This area has one of the most densely inhabited large animal populations in Africa.

Accommodated Tour code: NADN

R11 950 Sgl Supp: R2 010 Optional AP: R7 850 p Small Group: N/A Length: 10 days / 9 nights Meals incl: B x 9, L x 6, D x 6 Start: Dar es Salaam End: Nairobi Frequency: Twice a month Min / max people: 4 / 18

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The Serengeti excursion is in open topped 4x4 safari vehicles in order to tackle the challenging side roads in the parks. For those not going to the parks, take this chance to absorb some of the fascinating local culture. Optional Activities for those not doing the Serengeti Excursion (You will stay behind in Arusha): Various Serengeti & Ngorongoro Excursion packages, Lake Manyara game drives, day hiking & village tours and many more various day trips. Day 9 Arusha Today the group meets up again and we have the chance to exchange stories of the various adventures that we participated in over the past few days. In the afternoon we visit the local Masai Mara Museum and Snake Park in Arusha. Optional Activities: camel ride to local Masaai village. Day 10 Kenya – Nairobi After crossing the border into Kenya we continue to travel towards Nairobi and the end of our journey. Usually we end the tour with a group meal out at one of Nairobi’s excellent restaurants. Optional Activities: Dinner out.

Zanzibar Island

This itinerary has been written with the Activity Package included. If you wish to participate in all the activities listed, you will need to purchase this package.

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Tour code: NAND

R10 950 Sgl Supp: R2 010 Optional AP: R7 850 p Small Group: N/A Length: 10 days / 9 nights Meals incl: B x 8, L x 5, D x 6 Start: Nairobi End: Dar es Salaam Frequency: Twice a month Min / max people: 4 / 18

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Vic Falls & Malawi Countries Visited: Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania

Activity Package R1 350

33 South Luangwa NP sunset game drive 33 Textile village visit South Luangwa 33 Village tour Malawi

11 DAYS Day 1 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. Day 2 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. Day 3 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.

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Day 4 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, Game Walk inside park.

I Want More... On this tour, you are only hours away from enjoying the sights and sounds of Zanzibar and the Serengeti. Extend your tour for a well rounded experience by adding our 10 day Zanzibar & Serengeti Trek (page 62).

Day 5 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 life of the Malawian people. Day 6/7 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 Activities: Lilongwe city tour, Scuba diving, snorkelling etc. Day 8 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.

North Camping Tour code: NVD

R9 550 Sgl Supp: N/A Optional AP: R1 350 p Small Group: N/A Length: 11 days / 10 nights Meals incl: B x 11, L x 10, D x 10 Start: Victoria Falls End: Dar es Salaam Frequency: Twice a month Min / max people: 4 / 18

South Camping Tour code: NDV

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Accommodated Tour code: NAVD

R12 450 Sgl Supp: R1 210 Optional AP: R1 350 p Small Group: N/A Length: 11 days / 10 nights Meals incl: B x 11, L x 10, D x 10 Start: Victoria Falls End: Dar es Salaam Frequency: Twice a month Min / max people: 4 / 18

Day 9 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 in a local Masai restaurant where we enjoy a traditional Tanzanian evening. Day 10 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. Day 11 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. This itinerary has been written with the Activity Package included. If you wish to participate in all the activities listed, you will need to purchase this package.

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Tour code: NADV

R10 950 Sgl Supp: R1 210 Optional AP: R1 350 p Small Group: N/A Length: 11 days / 10 nights Meals incl: B x 10, L x 11, D x 10 Start: Dar es Salaam End: Victoria Falls Frequency: Twice a month Min / max people: 4 / 18

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South Luangwa NP

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East African Adventure Countries Visited: Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania, Kenya

Activity Package R4 950

33 South Luangwa NP sunset game drive 33 Textile village visit South Luangwa 33 Village tour Malawi 33 Zanzibar excursion plus ferry 33 Masai Museum, Arusha

Day 2 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. Day 3 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.

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Day 5 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 life of the Malawian people.

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Day 1 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.

Day 4 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, Game Walk inside park.

Our most popular tour for 2013, the 14 day Masai Mara & Gorillas tour (page 71) combines seamlessly with the East African Adventure. Extend your tour to spend more time with Africa’s most endangered primates.

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Day 6/7 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 Activities: Lilongwe city tour, Scuba diving, snorkeling etc. Day 8 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.

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R12 950 Sgl Supp: R880 Optional AP: R4 950 p Small Group: N/A Length: 21 days / 20 nights Meals incl: B x 20, L x 17, D x 17 Start: Victoria Falls End: Nairobi Frequency: Twice a month Min / max people: 4 / 18

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Day 10 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.

Sgl Supp: R880 Optional AP: R4 950 p Small Group: N/A Length: 21 days / 20 nights Meals incl: B x 20, L x 17, D x 17 Start: Nairobi End: Victoria Falls Frequency: Twice a month Min / max people: 4 / 18

Day 11 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. Day 12/13/14 Zanzibar A local ferry will take us from Dar es Salaam (where we leave the truck) to Zanzibar. We take a transfer to the northern part of the island where we will spend our time relaxing on the beach. On the 3rd day, we head south to Stone Town, the capital of Zanzibar, where we will spend the night. Here we have time exploring the historical and unique architecture. There are also spice and seafood markets to be explored. Optional Activities: Lunch & Dinner, Motorbike hire, Spice tour, Walking city tour, Swimming with Dolphins, Scuba Diving, Snorkelling etc. Please note: If you have not purchased the Activity Package you will stay at the accommodation in Dar es Salaam for the following 3 nights.

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Day 9 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 in a local Masai restaurant where we enjoy a traditional Tanzanian evening.

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East African Adventure Countries Visited: Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania, Kenya

Accommodated Tour code: NAVN

R17 450 Sgl Supp: R3 450 Optional AP: R4 950 p Small Group: N/A Length: 21 days / 20 nights Meals incl: B x 20, L x 17, D x 17 Start: Victoria Falls End: Nairobi Frequency: Twice a month Min / max people: 4 / 18

Day 15 Lushoto Today we leave Zanzibar and catch a ferry back to Dar es Salaam and return to our truck. We continue on to Lushoto, the major town and district centre, albeit small, in the Usambara Mountains, halfway between the coast and the parks. The popular plant Saintpaulia has its only wild occurrences in Tanzania, and particularly in the Usambara Mountains.

Featured Highlights

Day 16 Arusha The city of Arusha is surrounded by some of Africa’s most famous landscapes and national parks. Situated below Mount Meru on the eastern edge of the eastern branch of the Great Rift Valley, the city is close to Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Manyara, Olduvai Gorge, Tarangire National Park, and Mount Kilimanjaro and The Arusha National Park. Day 17/18/19 Serengeti and Ngorongoro Excursion These 4 days are set aside for the optional 3-night camping excursion into the Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Crater. This area has one of the most densely inhabited large animal populations in Africa. The Serengeti excursion is in open topped 4x4 safari vehicles in order to tackle the challenging side roads in the parks. For those not going to the parks, take this chance to absorb some of the fascinating local culture. Optional Activities for those not doing the Serengeti Excursion (You will stay behind in Arusha): Various Serengeti & Ngorongoro Excursion packages, Lake Manyara game drives, day hiking & village tours and many more various day trips.

South Luangwa NP

Day 20 Arusha Today the group meets up again and we have the chance to exchange stories of the various adventures that we participated in over the past few days. In the afternoon we visit the local Masai Mara Museum and Snake Park in Arusha. Optional Activities: camel ride to local Masaai village. Day 21 Kenya – Nairobi After crossing the border into Kenya we continue to travel towards Nairobi and the end of our journey. Usually we end the tour with a group meal out at one of Nairobi’s excellent restaurants. Optional Activities: Dinner out.

Accommodated

This itinerary has been written with the Activity Package included. If you wish to participate in the activities listed, you will need to purchase this package.

Tour code: NANV

Lake Malawi

R15 450 Sgl Supp: R3 450 Optional AP: R4 950 p Small Group: N/A Length: 21 days / 20 nights Meals incl: B x 20, L x 17, D x 17 Start: Nairobi End: Victoria Falls Frequency: Twice a month Min / max people: 4 / 18

Masai Tribe

Kande Beach

Helicopter flight - Vic Falls

Zanzibar Island

Serengeti National Park

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Kenya & Tanzania Countries Visited: Tanzania, Kenya

Round Trip Camping Tour code: NTS

R6 950 Sgl Supp: N/A Compulsory AP: R7 700 p Small Group: N/A Length: 7 days / 6 nights Meals incl: B x 6, L x 7, D x 6 Start: Nairobi End: Nairobi Frequency: Twice a month Min / max people: 4 / 18

Camping Tour code: NMN

R7 950 Sgl Supp: N/A Compulsory AP: R250 p Small Group: N/A Length: 4 days / 3 nights Meals incl: B x 3, L x 4, D x 3 Start: Nairobi End: Nairobi Frequency: Twice a month Min / max people: 4 / 18

4/7 DAYS

Featured Highlights

NTS - TREASURES OF TANZANIA

Compulsory Activity Package R7 700

Day 1/2 Nairobi - Arusha A shuttle service will drive us to Arusha, excursion located in the northern highlands of Tanzania, beneath the twin peaks of Mt Meru & Mount Kilimanjaro. Built by the Germans as a centre of colonial administration in the early 20th century, Arusha was a sleepy town, today it is one of the country’s most prosperous towns. You will have the afternoon to explore this town at leisure and the next day we will prepare for our journey into the Serengeti.

33 Serengeti camping

Day 3/4/5 Serengeti and Ngorongoro Excursion The next few days are set aside for the 3-night excursion into the Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Crater. The Serengeti National Park is Tanzania’s oldest and most popular national park, also a world heritage site, famed for its annual migration when some six million hooves pound the open plains. The Serengeti offers arguably the most scintillating game-viewing in Africa, great herds of buffalo, smaller groups of elephant and giraffe and thousands upon thousands of eland, topi, impala and gazelle.

Serengeti National Park

Day 6 Arusha Today we exit the Ngorongoro Crater and make our way back to Arusha. In the afternoon we have the opportunity to visit the local Masai Mara Museum and Snake Park in Arusha. Day 7 Nairobi After crossing the border into Kenya we continue to travel towards Nairobi. Founded by the British in 1899 as a simple rail depot, the town quickly grew to become the capital of British East Africa and eventually the capital of Kenya in 1963. Usually we enjoy a group meal out at one of Nairobi’s excellent restaurants. Optional Activities: Dinner out.

Masai Mara Reserve

This itinerary has been written with the Activity Package included. The activity package on this tour is compulsory.

NMN - DISCOVER KENYA

Compulsory Activity Package R250

Lake Naivasha

Day 1 Masai Mara National Reserve We leave the capital and travel to the Masai Mara National Reserve. Today the tour enters this huge area of spectacular game viewing to photograph some of Africa’s most abundant wildlife. Famous for the annual migration of around 1.5 million wildebeest, the Masai Mara is also home to many other animals, including lions. Cultural interaction with Kenya’s native Masaai people completes our experience.

33 Masai Village visit

Day 2 Lake Naivasha After an early morning game drive in the Mara, we depart towards Lake Naivasha for a relaxing day on the lakeshore. You can go hiking in the area and activities include game and bird watching. One of the more popular optional activities is to go game viewing from a bicycle. An alternative way to spend your afternoon is to take high tea at Elsamere, the former home of Joy Adamson, best known for her autobiographical novel, Born Free. Optional Activities: Cycle hire, High Tea at Elsamere.

Masai Tribe

Day 3 Lake Nakuru Today we will travel north to Lake Nakuru where we will spend the afternoon game driving. Originally created as a bird sanctuary, Lake Nakuru was upgraded to National Park status in 1968. White rhino inhabit the transitional savannah area surrounding the lake, with excellent photographic opportunities. Day 4 Nairobi Leaving Lake Nakuru, we head towards our final destination Nairobi. Our tour comes to an end upon arrival in Nairobi and tonight we will again have the opportunity to enjoy a meal out together in one of Nairobi’s many restaurants. Optional Activities: Meal out in Nairobi.

Tour dates - NTS CODE

1413 1417 1421 1425 1429 1433 1437 1441 1445 1449 1453 1457 1461

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22-Jan-14 28-Jan-14 05-Feb-14 11-Feb-14 19-Feb-14 25-Feb-14 05-Mar-14 11-Mar-14 19-Mar-14 25-Mar-14 02-Apr-14 08-Apr-14 16-Apr-14 22-Apr-14 30-Apr-14 06-May-14 14-May-14 20-May-14 28-May-14 03-Jun-14 11-Jun-14 17-Jun-14 25-Jun-14 01-Jul-14 09-Jul-14 15-Jul-14

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Lake Nakuru NP

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23-Jul-14 29-Jul-14 06-Aug-14 12-Aug-14 20-Aug-14 26-Aug-14 03-Sep-14 09-Sep-14 17-Sep-14 23-Sep-14 01-Oct-14 07-Oct-14 15-Oct-14 21-Oct-14 29-Oct-14 04-Nov-14 12-Nov-14 18-Nov-14 26-Nov-14 02-Dec-14 10-Dec-14 16-Dec-14 24-Dec-14 30-Dec-14

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29-Jan-14 01-Feb-14 12-Feb-14 15-Feb-14 26-Feb-14 01-Mar-14 12-Mar-14 15-Mar-14 26-Mar-14 29-Mar-14 09-Apr-14 12-Apr-14 23-Apr-14 26-Apr-14 07-May-14 10-May-14 21-May-14 24-May-14 04-Jun-14 07-Jun-14 18-Jun-14 21-Jun-14 02-Jul-14 05-Jul-14 16-Jul-14 19-Jul-14

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30-Jul-14 02-Aug-14 13-Aug-14 16-Aug-14 27-Aug-14 30-Aug-14 10-Sep-14 13-Sep-14 24-Sep-14 27-Sep-14 08-Oct-14 11-Oct-14 22-Oct-14 25-Oct-14 05-Nov-14 08-Nov-14 19-Nov-14 22-Nov-14 03-Dec-14 06-Dec-14 17-Dec-14 20-Dec-14 31-Dec-14 03-Jan-15

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11 DAYS Round Trip Camping Tour code: NNN

R11 950 Sgl Supp: R330 Compulsory AP: R7 950 p Small Group: N/A Length: 11 days / 10 nights Meals incl: B x 9, L x 11, D x 9 Start: Nairobi End: Nairobi Frequency: Twice a month Min / max people: 4 / 18

I really loved the tour because of the beauty of the country. But I also enjoyed being around the group and the guides. Sofie (Belgium)

Day 1/2 Nairobi - Arusha A shuttle service will drive us to Arusha, located in the northern highlands of Tanzania, beneath the twin peaks of Mt Meru & Mount Kilimanjaro. Built by the Germans as a centre of colonial administration in the early 20th century, Arusha was a sleepy town, today it is one of the country’s most prosperous towns. You will have the afternoon to explore this town at leisure and the following day we will prepare for our journey into the Serengeti.

Compulsory Activity Package R7 950

33 Masai Village Visit 33 Serengeti camping excursion

Day 3/4/5 Serengeti and Ngorongoro Excursion The next few days are set aside for the 3-night excursion into the Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Crater. The Serengeti National Park is Tanzania’s oldest and most popular national park, also a world heritage site, famed for its annual migration when some six million hooves pound the open plains. The Serengeti offers arguably the most scintillating game-viewing in Africa, great herds of buffalo, smaller groups of elephant and giraffe and thousands upon thousands of eland, topi, impala and gazelle.

Best of Kenya & Tanzania Countries Visited: Kenya, Tanzania

Featured Highlights

Lake Naivasha

Day 6 Arusha Today we exit the Ngorongoro Crater and make our way back to Arusha. In the afternoon we have the opportunity to visit the local Masai Mara Museum and Snake Park in Arusha. Day 7 Nairobi After crossing the border into Kenya we continue to travel towards Nairobi. Founded by the British in 1899 as a simple rail depot, the town quickly grew to become the capital of British East Africa and eventually the capital of Kenya in 1963. Usually we enjoy a group meal out at one of Nairobi’s excellent restaurants. Optional Activities: Dinner out. Day 8 Masai Mara National Reserve We leave the capital and travel to the Masai Mara National Reserve. Today the tour enters this huge area of spectacular game viewing to photograph some of Africa’s most abundant wildlife. Famous for the annual migration of around 1.5 million wildebeest, the Masai Mara is also home to many other animals, including lions. Cultural interaction with Kenya’s native Masaai people completes our experience. Day 9 Lake Naivasha After an early morning game drive in the Mara, we depart towards Lake Naivasha for a relaxing day on the lakeshore. You can go hiking in the area and activities include game and bird watching. One of the more popular optional activities is to go game viewing from a bicycle. An alternative way to spend your afternoon is to take high tea at Elsamere, the former home of Joy Adamson, best known for her autobiographical novel, Born Free. Optional Activities: Cycle hire, High Tea at Elsamere.

Serengeti National Park

Day 10 Lake Nakuru Today we will travel north to Lake Nakuru where we will spend the afternoon game driving. Originally created as a bird sanctuary, Lake Nakuru was upgraded to National Park status in 1968. White rhino inhabit the transitional savannah area surrounding the lake, with excellent photographic opportunities. Day 11 Nairobi Leaving Lake Nakuru, we head towards our final destination Nairobi. Our tour comes to an end upon arrival in Nairobi and tonight we will again have the opportunity to enjoy a meal out together in one of Nairobi’s many restaurants. Optional Activities: Meal out in Nairobi.

Lake Nakuru NP

This itinerary has been written with the Activity Package included. The acitivty package on this tour is compulsory.

Masai Mara Reserve

Tour dates - NNN CODE

1413 1417 1421 1425 1429 1433 1437 1441 1445 1449 1453 1457 1461

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22-Jan-14 01-Feb-14 05-Feb-14 15-Feb-14 19-Feb-14 01-Mar-14 05-Mar-14 15-Mar-14 19-Mar-14 29-Mar-14 02-Apr-14 12-Apr-14 16-Apr-14 26-Apr-14 30-Apr-14 10-May-14 14-May-14 24-May-14 28-May-14 07-Jun-14 11-Jun-14 21-Jun-14 25-Jun-14 05-Jul-14 09-Jul-14 19-Jul-14

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Ngorongoro Crater

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Gorilla Encounter

7 DAYS

Countries Visited: Uganda

Round Trip Camping Tour code: NKK

R6 850

Day 1 Kampala After arrival in Kampala, you will meet up with your guides. This 33 Queen Elizabeth NP Game Drive day is set aside for everyone to explore the area. Most people take an optional day trip to the Chimpanzee Sanctuary of Ngamba Island. This non-profit eco-friendly project was set up in 1998 to care for orphaned chimpanzees. Optional Activities: Ngamba Chimpanzee Excursion, visit the Uganda Wildlife Education Centre, Dinner Out.

Activity Package R750

Featured Highlights

Day 2 Kampala - Lake Bunyoni Lake Bunyonyi is a small but attractive lake with steep sides and abundant birdlife. Ringed by mountains, the lake is best known for its dense Otter population and stunning scenery. We make use of this beautiful spot to relax the night before the final drive to the gorillas.

Sgl Supp: N/A Optional AP: R750 p Small Group: N/A Gorilla Permit: USD605 - 705 Length: 7 days / 6 nights Meals incl: B x 6, L x 6, D x 5 Start: Kampala End: Kampala Frequency: Twice a month Min / max people: 4 / 18

Day 3/4 Gorillas (Lake Bunyoni) The mountain gorilla is extremely endangered and while exact numbers vary it is widely assumed that there are only around 650 left. Visiting the gorillas is a great way to support their future on earth as the money spent on permits is used for their protection. An extremely important part of the future conservation of the remaining gorillas rests in the community development work – as local communities change their attitudes towards wildlife and start to protect rather than poach, the future of the mountain gorilla is assured.

Mountain Gorilla

As permits granting permission to visit the gorillas are extremely limited we require flexibility in both the tour itinerary and where we actually visit them. The home of the mountain gorillas is completely at odds with man-made borders and so their range encompasses Uganda, Rwanda and the DRC (Democratic Republic of the Congo). Whenever possible we choose to make use of the National Park in Uganda, but this depends on the availability of permits.

Accommodated Tour code: NAKK

R9 450

Should we not obtain permits to visit the mountain gorillas in Uganda then we will inform all passengers beforehand that the tour will travel to Rwanda or DRC.

Sgl Supp: R780 Optional AP: R750 p Small Group: N/A Gorilla Permit: USD605 - 705 Length: 7 days / 6 nights Meals incl: B x 6, L x 6, D x 5 Start: Kampala End: Kampala Frequency: Twice a month Min / max people: 4 / 18

On your free day in Bunyoni you will have the opportunity to participate in certain optional activities. You can also experience the local cultures on the Buhoma village walk or explore the area on a mountain bike.

Queen Elizabeth NP

Day 5/6 Queen Elizabeth National Park Leaving Lake Bunyoni, we venture to the Queen Elizabeth National Park, where we will spend the next 2 nights. Many game species can be found in this wetland park as well as the (elsewhere elusive) giant forest hog and the legendary tree-climbing lions of the Ishasha Sector. We will enjoy a 4x4 game drive through the National Park. Optional Activities: Kasinga Channel Sunset Cruise, Chimpanzee trekking at Lake George Day 7 Kampala Today we drive back to Kampala where our tour will come to an end. NB: This itinerary is flexible and can be changed without notice in order to accommodate the best possible viewing of the gorillas. The permit price to visit the gorillas can also change without notice and is currently between USD605 and USD705 per person. In the event that we cannot obtain permits for Uganda, we will trek in Rwanda and a higher permit price may apply.

Nile River Rafting

Tour dates - NKK / NAKK CODE START FINISH 1405 05-Jan-14 11-Jan-14 1409 G 19-Jan-14 25-Jan-14 1413 02-Feb-14 08-Feb-14 1415 09-Feb-14 15-Feb-14 1417 16-Feb-14 22-Feb-14 1421 02-Mar-14 08-Mar-14 1425 G 16-Mar-14 22-Mar-14 1427 23-Mar-14 29-Mar-14 1429 30-Mar-14 05-Apr-14 1433 13-Apr-14 19-Apr-14 1437 27-Apr-14 03-May-14 1439 04-May-14 10-May-14 1441 G 11-May-14 17-May-14 1445 25-May-14 31-May-14 1449 08-Jun-14 14-Jun-14 1451 15-Jun-14 21-Jun-14 1453 22-Jun-14 28-Jun-14

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Equator

Gorilla trekking

Rain Forest


14 DAYS Round Trip Camping Tour code: NMG

R9 450 Sgl Supp: N/A Compulsory AP: R5 700 p Small Group: N/A Gorilla Permit: USD605 - 705 Length: 14 days / 13 nights Meals incl: B x 13, L x 13, D x 12 Start: Nairobi End: Nairobi Frequency: Twice a month Min / max people: 4 / 18

Accommodated Tour code: NAMG

R12 450 Sgl Supp: R1 780 Compulsory AP: R6 200 p Small Group: N/A Gorilla Permit: USD605 - 705 Length: 14 days / 13 nights Meals incl: B x 13, L x 13, D x 12 Start: Nairobi End: Nairobi Frequency: Twice a month Min / max people: 4 / 18

Compulsory Activity Package R5 700 Compulsory Activity Package R6 200

33 Kenyan Parks Highlights Excursion 33 Queen Elizabeth NP Game Drive

Day 1 Masai Mara National Reserve We leave the capital and travel to the Masai Mara National Reserve. Today the tour enters this huge area of spectacular game viewing to photograph some of Africa’s most abundant wildlife. Cultural interaction with Kenya’s native Masaai people completes our experience.

Day 2 Lake Naivasha After an early morning game drive in the Mara, we depart towards Lake Naivasha for a relaxing day on the lakeshore. You can go hiking in the area and activities include game and bird watching. One of the more popular optional activities is to go game viewing from a bicycle. An alternative way to spend your afternoon is to take high tea at Elsamere, the former home of Joy Adamson, best known for her autobiographical novel, Born Free. Optional Activities: Cycle hire, High Tea at Elsamere.

Masai Mara & Gorillas Countries Visited: Kenya, Uganda

Featured Highlights

Masai Mara Reserve

Day 3 Lake Nakuru Today we will travel north to Lake Nakuru where we will spend the afternoon game driving. White rhino inhabit the transitional savannah area surrounding the lake, with excellent photographic opportunities. Day 4 Lake Nakuru - Kampala Leaving Lake Nakuru very early, we head towards Uganda, briefly stopping for a photo at the equator. Later we arrive in Uganda’s capital and largest city, Kampala. Day 5 Kampala / Ngamba Chimpanzee Sanctuary Although officially this day is set aside for everyone to explore Kampala, most people take an optional day trip to the Chimpanzee Sanctuary of Ngamba Island. This non-profit eco-friendly project was set up in 1998 to care for orphaned chimpanzees. Optional Activities: Ngamba Chimpanzee Excursion, Kampala Markets, Dinner Out. Day 6 Kampala - Lake Bunyoni Lake Bunyonyi is a small but attractive lake with steep sides and abundant birdlife. Ringed by mountains, the lake is best known for its dense Otter population and stunning scenery. We make use of this beautiful spot to relax the night before the final drive to the gorillas.

Masai Tribe

Day 7/8 Gorillas (Lake Bunyoni) The mountain gorilla is extremely endangered and while exact numbers vary it is widely assumed that there are only around 650 left. An extremely important part of the future conservation of the remaining gorillas rests in the community development work – as local communities change their attitudes towards wildlife and start to protect rather than poach, the future of the mountain gorilla is assured. As permits granting permission to visit the gorillas are extremely limited we require flexibility in both the tour itinerary and where we actually visit them. The home of the mountain gorillas is completely at odds with man-made borders and so their range encompasses Uganda, Rwanda and the DRC (Democratic Republic of the Congo). Whenever possible we choose to make use of the National Park in Uganda, but this depends on the availability of permits. Should we not obtain permits to visit the mountain gorillas in Uganda then we will inform all passengers beforehand that the tour will travel to Rwanda or DRC.

Equator

On your free day in Bunyoni you will have the opportunity to participate in certain optional activities. You can also go hiking or explore the area on a mountain bike. Optional activities: Mountain biking, nature walk, hiking Please note: Although there are 2 days allocated to Gorilla Trekking you will only spend one day on the trek. The other day are there to provide a large enough window in which to obtain permits and to allow the entire group to trek if there are more than 6 of you on the tour.

Tour dates - NMG / NAMG CODE

1405 1409 1413 1415 1417 1421 1425 1427 1429 1433 1437 1439 1441 1445 1449 1451 1453 1457

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Day 9/10 Queen Elizabeth National Park Leaving Lake Bunyoni, we venture to the Queen Elizabeth National Park, where we will spend the next 2 nights. Many game species can be found in this wetland park as well as the (elsewhere elusive) giant forest hog and the legendary tree-climbing lions of the Ishasha Sector. We will enjoy a 4x4 game drive through the NP. Optional Activities: Kasinga Channel Sunset Cruise, Chimpanzee trekking at Lake George Day 11/12 Jinja Jinja is Uganda’s second largest city and more famous as the point where the Nile (officially the Victoria Nile) flows out of Lake Victoria and begins the 6695 kilometre journey to Egypt and the Mediterranean. Optional Activities: White Water Rafting.

Mountain Gorilla

Day 13 Kenya - Eldoret Returning to Kenya we visit Eldoret, the country’s 5th largest city. The Great Rift Valley is still the dominant geographical feature of this region and the altitude at Eldoret is 2100 metres above sea level. Day 14 Nairobi Returning to Nairobi, the largest city in the East Africa region, there’s an optional dinner, where we can swap stories and exchange contact details. Optional Activities: Meal out in Nairobi. NB: The itinerary is flexible and can be changed without notice in order to accommodate the best possible viewing of the Gorillas. The Permit price to visit the Gorillas can also change without notice ad is currently between USD605 and USD705 per person. In the event that we cannot obtain permits for Uganda, we will trek in Rwanda and a higher permit price may apply.

Nile River Rafting

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Delta to Dar es Salaam Countries Visited: South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania

Activity Package R4 600

Day 1 Botswana – Palapye We depart Johannesburg heading north to Botswana to cross the border and spend our first night in Palapye, located on the banks of the Lotsane River.

Activity Package R10 650

33 Khama Rhino Sanctuary game drive 33 Chobe National Park boat cruise 33 Vic Falls National Park entry 33 3 day Delta fly in (Accommodated) 33 3 day Delta drive in (Camping) 33 South Luangwa NP sunset game drive 33 Textile village visit South Luangwa 33 Village tour Malawi

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Day 3/4 Okavango Delta During our time in the Delta we enjoy the best nature has to offer. We go on nature walks and if possible will explore the Delta by mokoro. The Delta is the world’s largest inland delta. Accommodated tour: 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. Camping tour: We travel into the Delta on a large 4x4 vehicle – in high water season boats will be used. We join up with some of the local people and set up our bush camp for the next 2 nights. Please note: If you have not purchased the Activity Package you will stay at the accommodation in Maun for the following 2 days.

Day 6 Kasane - Chobe National Park Today we head north to Kasane, on the banks of the Chobe River. The afternoon is spent game viewing on a river cruise, into the renowned Chobe NP. This is an excellent opportunity to view some of Africa’s spectacular wildlife. Day 7 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 in to the gorge below. Optional Activities: Chobe National Park Early Morning Game Drive, Zambezi Sunset Cruise Day 8 Victoria Falls Most people will spend the day White Water Rafting, a not-to-be-missed experience of a lifetime! Vic Falls offers many exciting activities. Optional Activities: White water rafting, Flight over the falls, Full day low/high water river boarding, sunset cruise, bungee jump (solo), morning/afternoon lion or elephant encounter Day 9 Lusaka Leaving behind the natural wonder of Victoria Falls we continue 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.

Tour dates - NJZ / NAJZ 1417 p 14-Jan-14 01-Feb-14 1421 28-Jan-14 15-Feb-14 1425 G 11-Feb-14 01-Mar-14 p 25-Feb-14 15-Mar-14 1429 1433 11-Mar-14 29-Mar-14 1437 25-Mar-14 12-Apr-14 1441 pG 08-Apr-14 26-Apr-14 1445 22-Apr-14 10-May-14 1449 06-May-14 24-May-14 1453 p 20-May-14 07-Jun-14 1457 G 03-Jun-14 21-Jun-14 1461 17-Jun-14 05-Jul-14 1465 p 01-Jul-14 19-Jul-14

Day 2 Khama Rhino Sanctuary - Maun The Khama Rhino Sanctuary is a community based wildlife project, established in 1992 to assist in saving the vanishing rhino population. This morning we go on a guided game drive through the Sanctuary before departing for Maun. Upon arrival in Maun, we will prepare for the Okavango Delta.

Day 5 Nata We leave the Delta behind us and travel east towards the town of Nata. 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.

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Day 10 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. Day 11 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. Day 12 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, Game Walk inside park.

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North Camping Tour code: NJZ

R17 000 Sgl Supp: R700 Optional AP: R4 600 p Small Group: R18 900 Length: 19 days / 18 nights Meals incl: B x 17, L x 18, D x 16 Start: Johannesburg End: Dar es Salaam Frequency: Twice a month Min / max people: 4 / 18 Min / max people (SG Section): 4 / 12

South Camping Tour code: NZJ

R15 400 Sgl Supp: N/A Optional AP: R4 600 p Small Group: N/A Length: 20 days / 19 nights Meals incl: B x 17, L x 18, D x 17 Start: Dar es Salaam End: Johannesburg Frequency: Twice a month Min / max people: 4 / 18


Delta to Dar es Salaam Countries Visited: South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania

Day 13 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.

Accommodated Tour code: NAJZ

R20 400 Sgl Supp: R4 800 Optional AP: R10 650 p Small Group: R22 400 Length: 19 days / 18 nights Meals incl: B x 17, L x 18, D x 16 Start: Johannesburg End: Dar es Salaam Frequency: Twice a month Min / max people: 4 / 18 Min / max people (SG Section): 4 / 12

Featured Highlights

Day 14/15 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 Activities: Lilongwe city tour, Scuba diving, snorkelling etc. Day 16 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. Day 17 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 in a local Masai restaurant where we enjoy a traditional Tanzanian evening.

Kande Beach

Day 18 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. Day 19 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.

Accommodated Tour code: NAZJ

This itinerary has been written with the Activity Package included. If you wish to participate in all the activities listed, you will need to purchase this package. NB: The NZJ and NAZJ tours are 20 days as there is an additional night spent in Victoria Falls before continuing onto Chobe National Park.

Victoria Falls

R17 900 Sgl Supp: R4 270 Optional AP: R10 650 p Small Group: N/A Length: 20 days / 19 nights Meals incl: B x 17, L x 18, D x 17 Start: Dar es Salaam End: Johannesburg Frequency: Twice a month Min / max people: 4 / 18

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Johannesburg to Nairobi Countries Visited: South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania, Kenya

Activity Package R8 200

29 DAYS Day 1 Botswana – Palapye We depart Johannesburg heading north to Botswana to cross the border and spend our first night in Palapye, located on the banks of the Lotsane River.

Activity Package R14 250

33 Khama Rhino Sanctuary game drive 33 Chobe National Park boat cruise 33 Vic Falls National Park entry 33 3 day Delta fly in (Accommodated) 33 3 day Delta drive in (Camping) 33 South Luangwa NP sunset game drive 33 Textile village visit South Luangwa 33 Village tour Malawi 33 Zanzibar excursion plus ferry 33 Masai Museum, Arusha

On this epic adventure we had a well balanced mix of time to relax, safari time and time to explore the places we visited. I can’t wait to come back and do the gorilla tour. Lesley (Canada)

Day 2 Khama Rhino Sanctuary - Maun The Khama Rhino Sanctuary is a community based wildlife project, established in 1992 to assist in saving the vanishing rhino population. This morning we go on a guided game drive through the Sanctuary before departing for Maun. Upon arrival in Maun, we will prepare for the Okavango Delta. Day 3/4 Okavango Delta During our time in the Delta we enjoy the best nature has to offer. We go on nature walks and if possible will explore the Delta by mokoro. The Delta is the world’s largest inland delta. Accommodated tour: 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. Camping tour: We travel into the Delta on a large 4x4 vehicle – in high water season boats will be used. We join up with some of the local people and set up our bush camp for the next 2 nights. Please note: If you have not purchased the Activity Package you will stay at the accommodation in Maun for the following 2 days. Day 5 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. Day 6 Kasane - Chobe National Park Today we head north to Kasane, on the banks of the Chobe River. The afternoon is spent game viewing on a river cruise, into the renowned Chobe NP. This is an excellent opportunity to view some of Africa’s spectacular wildlife. Day 7 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 in to the gorge below. Optional Activities: Chobe National Park Early Morning Game Drive, Zambezi Sunset Cruise Day 8 Victoria Falls Most people will spend the day White Water Rafting, a not-to-be-missed experience of a lifetime! Vic Falls offers many exciting activities. Optional Activities: White water rafting, Flight over the falls, Full day low/high water river boarding, sunset cruise, bungee jump (solo), morning/afternoon lion or elephant encounter

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Day 9 Lusaka Leaving behind the natural wonder of Victoria Falls we continue 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. Day 10 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. Day 11 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. Day 12 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, Game Walk inside park. Day 13 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.

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North Camping Tour code: NJN

R20 400 Sgl Supp: R1 580 Optional AP: R8 200 p Small Group: R22 300 Length: 29 days / 28 nights Meals incl: B x 27, L x 24, D x 23 Start: Johannesburg End: Nairobi Frequency: Twice a month Min / max people: 4 / 18 Min / max people (SG section): 4 / 12

South Camping Tour code: NNJ

R18 200 Sgl Supp: R880 Optional AP: R8 200 p Small Group: N/A Length: 30 days / 29 nights Meals incl: B x 27, L x 24, D x 23 Start: Nairobi End: Johannesburg Frequency: Twice a month Min / max people: 4 / 18


Johannesburg to Nairobi Countries Visited: South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania, Kenya

Accommodated Tour code: NAJN

R25 400 Sgl Supp: R7 040 Optional AP: R14 250 p Small Group: R27 400 Length: 29 days / 28 nights Meals incl: B x 27, L x 24, D x 23 Start: Johannesburg End: Nairobi Frequency: Twice a month Min / max people: 4 / 18 Min / max people (SG section): 4 / 12

Accommodated Tour code: NANJ

R22 400 Sgl Supp: R6 510 Optional AP: R14 250 p Small Group: N/A Length: 30 days / 29 nights Meals incl: B x 27, L x 24, D x 23 Start: Nairobi End: Johannesburg Frequency: Twice a month Min / max people: 4 / 18

Day 14/15 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 Activities: Lilongwe city tour, Scuba diving, snorkeling etc.

Featured Highlights

Day 16 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. Day 17 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 in a local Masai restaurant where we enjoy a traditional Tanzanian evening. Day 18 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.

Okavango Delta

Day 19 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. Day 20/21/22 Zanzibar A local ferry will take us from Dar es Salaam (where we leave the truck) to Zanzibar. We take a transfer to the northern part of the island where we will spend our time relaxing on the beach. On the 3rd day, we head south to Stone Town, the capital of Zanzibar, where we will spend the night. Here we have time exploring the historical and unique architecture. There are also spice and seafood markets to be explored. Optional Activities: Lunch & Dinner, Motorbike hire, Spice tour, Walking city tour, Swimming with Dolphins, Scuba Diving, Snorkelling etc. Please note: If you have not purchased the Activity Package you will stay at the accommodation in Dar es Salaam for the following 3 nights.

Victoria Falls

Day 23 Lushoto Today we leave Zanzibar and catch a ferry back to Dar es Salaam and return to our truck. We continue on to Lushoto, the major town and district centre, albeit small, in the Usambara Mountains, halfway between the coast and the parks. The popular plant Saintpaulia has its only wild occurrences in Tanzania, and particularly in the Usambara Mountains. Day 24 Arusha The city of Arusha is surrounded by some of Africa’s most famous landscapes and national parks. Situated below Mount Meru on the eastern edge of the eastern branch of the Great Rift Valley, the city is close to Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Manyara, Olduvai Gorge, Tarangire National Park, and Mount Kilimanjaro and The Arusha National Park. Day 25/26/27 Serengeti and Ngorongoro Excursion These 4 days are set aside for the optional 3-night camping excursion into the Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Crater. This area has one of the most densely inhabited large animal populations in Africa.

Lake Malawi

The Serengeti excursion is in open topped 4x4 safari vehicles in order to tackle the challenging side roads in the parks. For those not going to the parks, take this chance to absorb some of the fascinating local culture. Optional Activities for those not doing the Serengeti Excursion (You will stay behind in Arusha): Various Serengeti & Ngorongoro Excursion packages, Lake Manyara game drives, day hiking & village tours and many more various day trips, Serengeti Camping Excursion Day 28 Arusha Today the group meets up again and we have the chance to exchange stories of the various adventures that we participated in over the past few days. In the afternoon we visit the local Masai Mara Museum and Snake Park in Arusha. Optional Activities: camel ride to local Masaai village. Day 29 Kenya – Nairobi After crossing the border into Kenya we continue to travel towards Nairobi and the end of our journey. Usually we end the tour with a group meal out at one of Nairobi’s excellent restaurants. Optional Activities: Dinner out. This itinerary has been written with the Activity Package included. If you wish to participate in all the activities listed, you will need to purchase this package.

Serengeti National Park

NB: The NNJ and NANJ tours are 30 days as there is an additional night spent in Victoria Falls before continuing onto Chobe National Park.

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East Africa & Gorillas Countries Visited: Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda

Activity Package R10 650 Activity Package R11 150

33 South Luangwa NP sunset game drive 33 Textile village visit South Luangwa 33 Village tour Malawi 33 Zanzibar excursion plus ferry 33 Masai Museum, Arusha 33 Kenyan Parks Highlights Excursion 33 Queen Elizabeth NP Game Drive

35 DAYS Day 1 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. Day 2 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. Day 3 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. Day 4 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, Game Walk inside park. Day 5 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.

i Did you know? Did you know that Nomad was the first company to offer Green Seats, giving clients the opportunity to offset the carbon emission cost of their tour by supporting the planting of endemic trees that can absorb the carbon output.

Day 6/7 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 Activities: Lilongwe city tour, Scuba diving, snorkeling etc.

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Camping Tour code: NVMG

R22 400 Sgl Supp: R880 Optional AP: R10 650 p Small Group: N/A Gorilla Permit: USD605 - 705 Length: 35 days / 34 nights Meals incl: B x 33, L x 30, D x 29 Start: Victoria Falls End: Nairobi Frequency: Twice a month Min / max people: 4 / 18

Day 8 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. Day 9 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 in a local Masai restaurant where we enjoy a traditional Tanzanian evening. Day 10 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.

Loved the Africa we saw and the people were so friendly and happy it has been an amazing adventure. Valarie & Barrie (New Zealand)

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Day 11 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. Day 12/13/14 Zanzibar A local ferry will take us from Dar es Salaam (where we leave the truck) to Zanzibar. We take a transfer to the northern part of the island where we will spend our time relaxing on the beach. On the 3rd day, we head south to Stone Town, the capital of Zanzibar, where we will spend the night. Here we have time exploring the historical and unique architecture. There are also spice and seafood markets to be explored. Optional Activities: Lunch & Dinner, Motorbike hire, Spice tour, Walking city tour, Swimming with Dolphins, Scuba Diving, Snorkelling etc. Please note: If you have not purchased the Activity Package you will stay at the accommodation in Dar es Salaam for the following 3 nights. Day 15 Lushoto Today we leave Zanzibar and catch a ferry back to Dar es Salaam and return to our truck. We continue on to Lushoto, the major town and district centre, albeit small, in the Usambara Mountains, halfway between the coast and the parks. Day 16 Arusha The city of Arusha is surrounded by some of Africa’s most famous landscapes and national parks. Situated below Mount Meru on the eastern edge of the eastern branch of the Great Rift Valley, the city is close to Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Manyara, Olduvai Gorge, Tarangire National Park, and Mount Kilimanjaro and The Arusha National Park. Day 17/18/19 Serengeti and Ngorongoro Excursion These 4 days are set aside for the optional 3-night camping excursion into the Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Crater. This area has one of the most densely inhabited large animal populations in Africa. The Serengeti excursion is in open topped 4x4 safari vehicles in order to tackle the challenging side roads in the parks. For those not going to the parks, take this chance to absorb some of the fascinating local culture. Optional Activities for those not doing the Serengeti Excursion (You will stay behind in Arusha): Various shorter Serengeti & Ngorongoro Excursion packages, Lake Manyara game drives, day hiking & village tours and many more day trips. Day 20 Arusha Today the group meets up again and we have the chance to exchange stories of the various adventures that we participated in over the past few days. In the afternoon we visit the local Masai Mara Museum and Snake Park in Arusha. Optional Activities: camel ride to local Masaai village. Day 21 Kenya – Nairobi After crossing the border into Kenya we continue to travel towards Nairobi. Usually we end the day with a group meal out at one of Nairobi’s excellent restaurants. Optional Activities: Dinner out.

Satisfy your curiosity


East Africa & Gorillas Countries Visited: Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda

Accommodated Tour code: NAVMG

R29 900 Sgl Supp: R5 230 Optional AP: R11 150 p Small Group: N/A Gorilla Permit: USD605 - 705 Length: 35 days / 34 nights Meals incl: B x 33, L x 30, D x 29 Start: Victoria Falls End: Nairobi Frequency: Twice a month Min / max people: 4 / 18

Day 22 Masai Mara National Reserve We leave the capital and travel to the Masai Mara National Reserve. Today the tour enters this huge area of spectacular game viewing to photograph some of Africa’s most abundant wildlife. Famous for the annual migration of around 1.5 million wildebeest, the Masai Mara is also home to many other animals, including lions. Cultural interaction with Kenya’s native Masaai people completes our experience.

Featured Highlights

Day 23 Lake Naivasha After an early morning game drive in the Mara, we depart towards Lake Naivasha for a relaxing day on the lakeshore. You can go hiking in the area and activities include game and bird watching. One of the more popular optional activities is to go game viewing from a bicycle. An alternative way to spend your afternoon is to take high tea at Elsamere, the former home of Joy Adamson, best known for her autobiographical novel, Born Free. Optional Activities: Cycle hire, High Tea at Elsamere. Day 24 Lake Nakuru Today we will travel north to Lake Nakuru where we will spend the afternoon game driving. Originally created as a bird sanctuary, Lake Nakuru was upgraded to National Park status in 1968. White rhino inhabit the transitional savannah area surrounding the lake, with excellent photographic opportunities.

Lake Malawi

Day 25 Lake Nakuru - Kampala Leaving Lake Nakuru very early, we head towards Uganda, briefly stopping for a photo at the equator. Later we arrive in Uganda’s capital and largest city, Kampala. Day 26 Kampala / Ngamba Chimpanzee Sanctuary Although officially this day is set aside for everyone to explore Kampala, most people take an optional day trip to the Chimpanzee Sanctuary of Ngamba Island. This non-profit eco-friendly project was set up in 1998 to care for orphaned chimpanzees. Optional Activities: Ngamba Chimpanzee Excursion, Kampala Markets, Dinner Out. Day 27 Kampala - Lake Bunyoni Lake Bunyonyi is a small but attractive lake with steep sides and abundant birdlife. Ringed by mountains, the lake is best known for its dense Otter population and stunning scenery. We make use of this beautiful spot to relax the night before the final drive to the gorillas. Day 28/29 Gorillas (Lake Bunyoni) The mountain gorilla is extremely endangered and while exact numbers vary it is widely assumed that there are only around 650 left. Visiting the gorillas is a great way to support their future on earth as the money spent on permits is used for their protection. An extremely important part of the future conservation of the remaining gorillas rests in the community development work – as local communities change their attitudes towards wildlife and start to protect rather than poach, the future of the mountain gorilla is assured.

Serengeti National Park

As permits granting permission to visit the gorillas are extremely limited we require flexibility in both the tour itinerary and where we actually visit them. The home of the mountain gorillas is completely at odds with man-made borders and so their range encompasses Uganda, Rwanda and the DRC (Democratic Republic of the Congo). Whenever possible we choose to make use of the National Park in Uganda, but this depends on the availability of permits.

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Should we not obtain permits to visit the mountain gorillas in Uganda then we will inform all passengers beforehand that the tour will travel to Rwanda or DRC. On your free day in Bunyoni you will have the opportunity to participate in certain optional activities. You can also go hiking or explore the area on a mountain bike. Optional activities: Visit to the Batwa (Pygmies) tribe, mountain biking, nature walk, hiking

Masai Tribe

Please note: Although there are 2 days allocated to Gorilla Trekking you will only spend one day on the trek. The other day are there to provide a large enough window in which to obtain permits and to allow the entire group to trek if there are more than 6 of you on the tour. Day 30/31 Queen Elizabeth National Park Leaving Lake Bunyoni, we venture to the Queen Elizabeth National Park, where we will spend the next 2 nights. Many game species can be found in this wetland park as well as the (elsewhere elusive) giant forest hog and the legendary tree-climbing lions of the Ishasha Sector. We will enjoy a 4x4 game drive through the NP. Optional Activities: Kasinga Channel Sunset Cruise, Chimpanzee trekking at Lake George Day 32/33 Jinja Jinja is Uganda’s second largest city and more famous as the point where the Nile (officially the Victoria Nile) flows out of Lake Victoria and begins the 6695 kilometre journey to Egypt and the Mediterranean. Optional Activities: White Water Rafting. Day 34 Kenya - Eldoret Returning to Kenya we visit Eldoret, the country’s 5th largest city. The Great Rift Valley is still the dominant geographical feature of this region and the altitude at Eldoret is 2100 metres above sea level.

Zanzibar Island

Day 35 Nairobi Returning to Nairobi, the largest city in the East Africa region, there’s an optional dinner, where we can swap stories and exchange contact details. Optional Activities: Meal out in Nairobi. This itinerary has been written with the Activity Package included. If you wish to participate in all the activities listed, you will need to purchase this package. NB: The itinerary is flexible and can be changed without notice in order to accommodate the best possible viewing of the Gorillas. The Permit price to visit the Gorillas can also change without notice and is currently between USD605 and USD705 per person. In the event that we cannot obtain permits for Uganda, we will trek in Rwanda and a higher permit price may apply.

Mountain Gorilla

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Cape Town to Nairobi Countries Visited: South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania, Kenya

Activity Package R8 850

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. Today we will enjoy a guided hike in the Cederberg region.

Activity Package R14 900

33 Cederberg Guided Walk 33 Guided desert walk with local expert 33 Himba Tribe visit 33 3 day Delta fly in (Accommodated) 33 3 day Delta drive in (Camping) 33 Chobe National Park boat cruise 33 Vic Falls National Park entry 33 South Luangwa NP sunset game drive 33 Textile village visit South Luangwa 33 Village tour Malawi 33 Zanzibar excursion plus ferry 33 Masai Museum, Arusha

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42 DAYS 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. 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. Next it’s the Fish River Canyon for a scenic walk along the edge of the canyon. This is also a fantastic photo opportunity. Optional Activity: Half-Day Canoe Adventure. 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. Day 5 Sossusvlei Dunes - Namib-Naukluft National Park Today will be spent exploring the Namib-Naukluft National Park, including Dune 45, Sesriem Canyon and the opportunity 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. Accommodated tour: We will hike up Dune 45 after sunrise to capture the changing colours of the landscape (you will explore the desert ecosystem with a local expert the following morning). Optional Activity: Transfer into Deadvlei Camping tour: This is our earliest morning as we prepare for our hike up Dune 45 to marvel at the sunrise. Optional Activity: Transfer into Deadvlei Day 6/7 Swakopmund After a brief photo stop while crossing the Tropic of Capricorn, we travel onto Namibia’s Atlantic coast and the adventure capital, Swakopmund. 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, quad biking, sand boarding, sky diving etc. Day 8 Swakopmund - Khorixas Accommodated tour: 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). Camping tour: 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. 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 have been extremely diligent about upholding the roots of their culture but they are also very curious about visitors to their home. Day 10/11 Etosha National Park The sparse grasslands allow great opportunities to see animals normally hidden in dense vegetation. We will go on various game drives and spend our evenings at the abundant waterholes for some excellent game photography. Day 12 Windhoek After an early morning game drive we set off towards Windhoek. On the way we stop at a popular craft market where you can barter for handmade gifts to take home. 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 Activity: Dinner out. 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 Day 14 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 Activities: Scenic Flight (time permitting) Day 15/16 Maun – Okavango Delta During our time in the Delta we enjoy the best nature has to offer. We go on nature walks and if possible will explore the Delta by Mokoro. The Delta is the world’s largest inland Delta. Accommodated tour: 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. Camping tour: We travel into the Delta on a large 4x4 vehicle – in high water season boats will be used. We join up with some of the local people and set up our bush camp for the next 2 nights. Please note: If you have not purchased the Activity Package you will stay at the campsite in Maun for the following 2 nights. Day 17 Nata We leave the Delta behind us and travel east towards the town of Nata. 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. 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.

North Camping Tour code: NCN

R26 900 Sgl Supp: R1 600 Optional AP: R8 850 p Small Group: N/A Length: 42 days / 41 night Meals incl: B x 38, L x 35, D x 32 Start: Cape Town End: Nairobi Frequency: Twice a month Min / max people: 4 / 24

South Camping Tour code: NNC

R23 700 Sgl Supp: R1 800 Optional AP: R8 850 p Small Group: N/A Length: 42 days / 41 night Meals incl: B x 39, L x 35, D x 32 Start: Nairobi End: Cape Town Frequency: Twice a month Min / max people: 4 / 24


Cape Town to Nairobi Countries Visited: South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania, Kenya

Accommodated Tour code: NACN

R41 400 Sgl Supp: R8 330 Optional AP: R14 900 p Small Group: R47 400 Length: 42 days / 41 night Meals incl: B x 39, L x 35, D x 32 Start: Cape Town End: Nairobi Frequency: Twice a month Min / max people: 4 / 18 Min / max people (SG Section): 4 / 12

Absolutely loved every minute and made some great friends and met a bunch of really cool people. Will definitely recommend this trip to all my friends, chances are you’ll be seeing me again! Murray (UK)

Day 19/20/21 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. Optional Activities: Full day white water rafting, Flight over the falls, sunset cruise, bungee jump (solo), morning/afternoon lion or elephant encounter.

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Day 22 Lusaka Leaving behind the natural wonder of Victoria Falls we continue 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. 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. Day 24/25 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. While in South Luangwa NP, we will enjoy an afternoon sunset game drive and will visit the community run tribal textile project and a local village. Optional activities: morning game drive (day 25), game walk inside park.

Sossusvlei Dunes

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. 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 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. 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.

Okavango Delta

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 in a local Masai restaurant where we enjoy a traditional Tanzanian evening. 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: Afternoon game drive in Mikumi NP. 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. Day 33/34/35 Zanzibar A local ferry will take us from Dar es Salaam (where we leave the truck) to Zanzibar. We take a transfer to the northern part of the island where we will spend our time relaxing on the beach. On the 3rd day, we head south to Stone Town, the capital of Zanzibar, where we will spend the night. Here we have time exploring the historical and unique architecture. There are also spice and seafood markets to be explored. Optional Activities: Lunch and Dinner, Motorbike hire, Spice tour, Walking city tour, Swimming with Dolphins, Scuba Diving, Snorkelling etc. Please note: If you have not purchased the Activity Package you will stay at the campsite in Dar es Salaam for the following 3 nights.

Victoria Falls

Day 36 Lushoto Today we leave Zanzibar and catch a ferry back to Dar es Salaam and return to our truck. We continue on to Lushoto, the major town and district centre, albeit small, in the Usambara Mountains, halfway between the coast and the parks. Day 37 Arusha Situated below Mount Meru on the eastern edge of the eastern branch of the Great Rift Valley, the city is close to Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Manyara, Olduvai Gorge, Tarangire National Park, and Mount Kilimanjaro and The Arusha National Park.

Zanzibar Island

Day 38/39/40 Serengeti and Ngorongoro Excursion These 4 days are set aside for the optional 3-night camping excursion into the Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Crater. The Serengeti excursion is in open topped 4x4 safari vehicles in order to tackle the challenging side roads in the parks. For those not going to the parks, take this chance to absorb some of the fascinating local culture. Day 41 Arusha Today the group meets up again and we have the chance to exchange stories of the various adventures that we participated in over the past few days. In the afternoon we visit the local Masai Mara Museum and Snake Park in Arusha. Optional Activity: camel ride to local Masaai village. Day 42 Kenya – Nairobi After crossing the border into Kenya we continue to travel towards Nairobi and the end of our journey. Usually we end the tour with a group meal out at one of Nairobi’s excellent restaurants. Optional Activity: Dinner out. This itinerary has been written with the Activity Package included. If you wish to participate in all the activities listed, you will need to purchase this package.

Serengeti National Park

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Cape Town to Dar es Salaam Countries Visited: South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania

North Camping Tour code: NCVD

R23 500 Sgl Supp: R720 Optional AP: R5 250 p Small Group: N/A Length: 32 days / 31 nights Meals incl: B x 30, L x 28, D x 25 Start: Cape Town End: Dar es Salaam Frequency: Twice a month Min / max people: 4 / 24

Accommodated Tour code: NACVD

R36 400 Sgl Supp: R6 090 Optional AP: R11 300 p Small Group: R42 400 Length: 32 days / 31 nights Meals incl: B x 30, L x 28, D x 25 Start: Cape Town End: Dar es Salaam Frequency: Twice a month Min / max people: 4 / 18 Min / max people (SG Section): 4 / 12

32 DAYS Activity Package R5 250 Activity Package R11 300

33 Cederberg Guided Walk 33 Guided desert walk with local expert 33 Himba Tribe visit 33 3 day Delta fly in (Accommodated) 33 3 day Delta drive in (Camping) 33 Chobe NP boat cruise 33 Vic Falls NP entry 33 South Luangwa NP sunset game drive 33 Textile village visit South Luangwa 33 Village tour Malawi

Day 1/2 Cederberg Mountain Region Namibia Day 3 Fish River Canyon Optional Activity: Half-Day Canoe Adventure.

Featured Highlights

Day 4/5 NamibNaukluft National Park Optional Activity: Transfer into Deadvlei Day 6/7 Swakopmund Optional Activities: Quad biking, sand boarding, sky diving, dinner out etc.

Sossusvlei Dunes

Day 8 Khorixas Area Day 9 Himba Tribes

Day 10/11 Etosha National Park Day 12 Windhoek Optional Activity: Dinner out. Day 13 Botswana - Ghanzi Optional activity: Bushman walk Day 14/15/16 Maun - Okavango Delta Optional Activities: Scenic Flight (time permitting) Day 17/18 Nata – Chobe National Park Day 19/20/21 Zimbabwe - Victoria Falls Optional Activities: Chobe morning game drive, Zambezi Sunset Cruise, full day white water rafting, flight over the falls, full day low/high water river boarding, sunset cruise, bungee jump (solo), morning/afternoon lion or elephant encounter.

Okavango Delta

Day 22/23 Lusaka - Chipata Day 24/25 South Luangwa National Park Optional Activities: Morning Game Drive, Game Walk inside park. Day 26 Lilongwe Day 27/28 Kande Beach Optional Activities: Lilongwe city tour, Scuba diving, snorkeling etc. Day 29/30 Lake Malawi – Tanzania Day 31 Mikumi Optional Activities: Afternoon game drive in Mikumi NP. Day 32 Dar es Salaam

Victoria Falls

Lake Malawi

Tour dates - NCVD / NACVD CODE START FINISH 1417 p 01-Jan-14 01-Feb-14 1421 15-Jan-14 15-Feb-14 1425 * 29-Jan-14 01-Mar-14 1427 05-Feb-14 08-Mar-14 1429 p 12-Feb-14 16-Mar-14 1433 26-Feb-14 29-Mar-14 1437 12-Mar-14 12-Apr-14 1439 p 19-Mar-14 19-Apr-14 1441 * 26-Mar-14 26-Apr-14 1445 09-Apr-14 10-May-14 1449 p 23-Apr-14 24-May-14

CODE START FINISH 1451 30-Apr-14 31-May-14 1453 07-May-14 07-Jun-14 1457 * 21-May-14 21-Jun-14 1461 p 04-Jun-14 05-Jul-14 1463 11-Jun-14 12-Jul-14 1465 18-Jun-14 19-Jul-14 1469 02-Jul-14 02-Aug-14 1473 * 16-Jul-14 16-Aug-14 1475 23-Jul-14 23-Aug-14 1477 30-Jul-14 30-Aug-14 1481 p 13-Aug-14 13-Sep-14

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Zanzibar Island


Best of Africa

56 DAYS North Camping Tour code: NCMG

R36 350 Sgl Supp: R1 600 Optional AP: R14 550 p Small Group: N/A Gorilla Permit: USD605 - 705 Length: 56 days / 55 nights Meals incl: B x 51, L x 48, D x 44 Start: Cape Town End: Nairobi Frequency: Twice a month Min / max people: 4 / 24

Accommodated Tour code: NACMG

R53 850 Sgl Supp: R10 110 Optional AP: R21 100 p Small Group: R59 850 Gorilla Permit: USD605 - 705 Length: 56 days / 55 nights Meals incl: B x 52, L x 48, D x 44 Start: Cape Town End: Nairobi Frequency: Twice a month Min / max people: 4 / 18 Min / max people (SG Section): 4 / 12

Day 1/2 Cederberg Mountain Region - Namibia Day 3 Fish River Canyon Optional Activity: Half-Day Canoe Adventure.

Activity Package R14 550 Activity Package R21 100

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

Featured Highlights

Day 4/5 Namib-Naukluft NP Optional Activity: Transfer into Deadvlei

33 Cederberg Guided Walk 33 Guided desert walk with local expert 33 Himba Tribe visit 33 3 day Delta fly in (Accommodated) 33 3 day Delta drive in (Camping) 33 Chobe NP boat cruise 33 Vic Falls NP entry 33 South Luangwa NP sunset game drive 33 Textile village visit South Luangwa 33 Village tour Malawi 33 Zanzibar excursion plus ferry 33 Masai Museum, Arusha 33 Kenyan Parks Highlights Excursion 33 Queen Elizabeth NP Game Drive

Day 6/7 Swakopmund Optional Activities: Quad biking, sand boarding, sky diving, dinner out etc. Day 8 Khorixas Area Day 9 Himba Tribes Day 10/11 Etosha National Park Day 12 Windhoek Day 13 Botswana - Ghanzi Optional activity: Bushman walk

Okavango Delta

Day 14/15/16 Okavango Delta Optional Activities: Scenic Flight (time permitting)

Day 17/18 Nata – Chobe NP Day 19/20/21 Zimbabwe Victoria Falls Optional Activities: Chobe morning game drive, Zambezi Sunset Cruise, full day white water rafting, flight over the falls, full day low/high water river boarding, sunset cruise, bungee jump (solo), morning/afternoon lion or elephant encounter. Day 22/23 Lusaka - Chipata Day 24/25 South Luangwa National Park Optional Activities: Morning Game Drive, Game Walk inside park.

Sossusvlei Dunes

Day 26 Lilongwe Day 27/28 Kande Beach Day 29/30 Lake Malawi – Tanzania Day 31 Mikumi Optional Activities: Afternoon game drive in Mikumi NP. Day 32 Dar es Salaam Day 33/34/35 Zanzibar Optional Activities: Lunch & Dinner, Motorbike hire, Spice tour, Walking city tour, Swimming with Dolphins, Scuba Diving, Snorkelling etc. Day 36/37 Lushoto - Arusha Day 38/39/40 Serengeti and Ngorongoro Excursion Day 41/42 Arusha - Kenya Day 43 Masai Mara National Reserve Day 44 Lake Naivasha Day 45/46/47 Lake Nakuru - Kampala Day 48/49/50 Lake Bunyoni (Gorillas) Day 51/52 Queen Elizabeth National Park Optional Activities: Kasinga Channel Cruise, Chimpanzee trekking at Lake George

Victoria Falls

Day 53/54 Jinja Optional Activities: White Water Rafting. Day 55/56 Eldoret - Nairobi Optional Activities: Meal out in Nairobi. NB: The itinerary is flexible and can be changed without notice in order to accommodate the best possible viewing of the Gorillas. The Permit price to visit the Gorillas can also change without notice and is currently between USD605 and USD705 per person. In the event that we cannot obtain permits for Uganda, we will trek in Rwanda and a higher permit price may apply.

Serengeti National Park

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Egyptian Nubian Adventure Countries Visited: Egypt

Round Trip Accommodated Tour code: NENA

R8 950 Sgl Supp: R1 950 p Small Group: N/A Length: 9 days / 8 nights Meals incl: B x 8, L x 2, D x 4 Start: Cairo End: Cairo Frequency: Twice a month Min / max people: 4 / 18

2014 NEW TOUR

9 DAYS Day 1 Cairo Upon arrival at the airport, you will be met by our staff and will be transferred to your hotel close to the Pyramids. The representative will assist you to settle in, introduce you to the local area and also give a brief explanation for the next day’s departure. Optional Activity: Nile dinner cruise

Featured Highlights

Day 2 Cairo Our tour of Egypt begins with a trip to the Egyptian Museum in central Cairo. Home to the fantastic Tutankhamun exhibit the museum hosts many other ancient Egyptian artefacts. Following on from the museum we then make the short trip to Giza to visit the Sphinx and the great pyramids of Egypt. This evening we transfer to the station for the overnight sleeper train to Aswan. Day 3 Aswan This morning we arrive in Aswan and transfer to the hotel. We then start our tour of Aswan with a trip to the island temple complex of Philae visiting the impressive Aswan High Dam en-route. The Philae temple remains one of Egypt’s most romantic and picturesque sites having been completely relocated following work on the Dam. The rest of the day is free to explore the colourful souks and markets found in the town or watch the sunset over the river Nile.

Luxor Temple

Day 4 Felucca Cruise This morning we have the option of taking an early start for the drive to the UNESCO world heritage site at Abu Simbel. These amazing temples built by Ramses II are one of Egypt’s main highlights and attractions. Those not visiting Abu Simbel can explore Aswan’s markets this morning, or visit the Nubian Museum which has a fascinating collection covering the development of the Nubian people in the region. In the afternoon we then board a traditional felucca boat and start our leisurely cruise along the Nile towards the temple at Kom Ombo. Optional Activity: Abu Simbel overland Day 5 Felucca Cruise Wake up today on board your traditional felucca and let yourself unwind as we make our way downriver. Whether you feel the urge to take a swim or just sunbathe on deck there is no better way to experience life on the river Nile.

The Sphinx

Day 6 Luxor After a leisurely breakfast on-board we bid farewell to our felucca this morning and visit the nearby temples of Kom Ombo and Edfu before continuing on north to Luxor. In the evening we have the chance to enjoy a walking tour of the beautiful Luxor Temple.

Felucca sai ling

Day 7 Luxor We cross over the river Nile early this morning to begin our tour of Luxor’s West Bank. Home to the Valley of the Kings the dusty tombs in this ancient burial site are still revealing their secrets today and so it remains one of the most important archaeological sites in the world. In the afternoon we check out of the hotel and visit the enormous temple complex at Karnak on the East bank of the Nile before going back to the train station for the overnight sleeper train to Cairo. Optional Activity: Hot air balloon trip Day 8/9 Cairo We arrive back in Cairo this morning and transfer to the hotel. The rest of the day is free to explore Cairo as you choose or you may join us on our optional Cairo city tour. This tour visits the Citadel and Mohamed Ali Mosque as well as the bustling market streets of Khan El Khalili bazaar. Optional Activities: Alexandria day trip, Cairo city tour, Nile dinner cruise, Wadi Rayan day trip.

Kom Ombo Temple

Please allow for approximately USD95 for entrance fees which are payable on tour.

Pyramids

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Cairo


2014 NEW TOUR

9 DAYS Round Trip Accommodated Tour code: NEMM

R11 950 Sgl Supp: R2 150 p Small Group: N/A Length: 9 days / 8 nights Meals incl: B x 8, L x 0, D x 8 Start: Marrakesh End: Marrakesh Frequency: Twice a month Min / max people: 4 / 18

Day 1 Marrakesh Upon arrival you will be met at the airport by our staff and will be transferred to your hotel for the start of your trip.

Countries Visited: Morocco

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Day 2 Marrakesh Today’s tour of Marrakesh begins with a trip to the iconic Koutoubia Mosque, home to the minaret which has become a symbol of the city. We then visit the Mausoleum and Bahia Palace which both host intricate and beautiful Arabic craftsmanship. In the afternoon we head to the lively souks around Jemaa El Fna square. Home to many different types of traders these bustling and aromatic streets are uniquely Moroccan. Today’s tour ends at the lively Djemaa El Fna Square. Day 3 Ouarzazate via Ait Benhaddou After breakfast this morning we have a spectacular drive across the Tizi N’tichka col which at 2260m is the highest pass in Northern Africa. We then drive to Morocco’s most well known Kasbah at the UNESCO world heritage site of Ait Benhaddou. After lunch we head on to Ouarzazate or ‘place of no noise’. An incredibly dramatic landscape, this area has played host to countless well known films. Day 4 Tinghir via Boulmane Departing this morning along the road of a thousand Kasbahs we visit the beautiful Kasbah found at Amerhidel and then arrive into Boulmane from where we visit the impressive Dades Canyon offering great views of the surrounding desert landscape. Later we drive on to Tinghir where we overnight.

Tinghir

Day 5 Todra Gorge – 4WD Safari at Merzouga We start this morning with a visit to the nearby Todra Gorge, before continuing our drive through the Atlas Mountains and transferring into 4WD vehicles to travel through the dunes to Merzouga. Here we will watch the sunset over the desert before sleeping under the stars in a traditional Berber camp. Optional Activity: Sunset desert camel ride Day 6 Merzouga to Zagora After breakfast with our Berber hosts we then continue our drive through the dunes to Rissani and the birthplace of the Alaouita Dynasty. We leave our 4WD vehicles here and drive to Erfoud. Lodged in an idyllic setting between the Atlas mountains to the north and the Sahara desert to the south, Erfoud is the administrative capital of the region. Our final stop is at the town of Zagora. Day 7 Marrakesh via Ouarzazate After breakfast this morning we depart for Ouarzazate by crossing the imposing Draa Valley. Bordered by palm groves this sparsely populated town is close to the village of Tamegroute - an important site for Sufi Muslims which we will visit. We then travel back over the Tizi N’tichka col and on through local Berber villages back to Marrakesh.

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Moroccan Mosaic

Todra Gorge

Day 8/9 Marrakesh Your day is free today to explore Marrakesh further, and perhaps do some final souvenir shopping and sightseeing. Alternatively, we offer a range of day trips and excursions, including a spectacular hot air balloon flight. Optional Activities: Hot air balloon flight, Marrakesh Quad-biking, Imlil day trip. Please allow for approximately USD95 for entrance fees which are payable on tour.

Marrakesh

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Atlas Mountains

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Quarazazate

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Kilimanjaro Trek Countries Visited: Tanzania

Round Trip Camping Tour code: NMM

R8 750 Sgl Supp: R810 Compulsory AP: R7 350 p Small Group: N/A Length: 8 days / 7 nights Meals incl: B x 6, L x 5, D x 7 Start: Moshi End: Moshi Frequency: Weekly

Accommodated Tour code: NAMK

R10 550 Sgl Supp: R810 Compulsory AP: R7 350 p Small Group: N/A Length: 8 days / 7 nights Meals incl: B x 7, L x 6, D x 7 Start: Marangu End: Marangu Frequency: Once a week

8 DAYS

Featured Highlights

MACHAME ROUTE

Compulsory Activity Package R7 350

Day 1 Tanzania – Moshi Moshi is the gateway to Mount Kilimanjaro and the meeting place for trekking expeditions. Today we meet and are briefed about the climb and if the weather is favourable, catch a glimpse of the world’s tallest freestanding mountain (5 895 m). If you are making your own way to Moshi, please advise us of your estimated arrival time in order to organize the briefing.

33 National Park entry fees

Day 2 Kilimanjaro National Park – Machame Camp (3 010 m) After breakfast, you will be collected from your hotel and after a 45-minute drive; you will arrive at the entrance to the Kilimanjaro National Park. Machame Gate is at 1790m. In a short time, you will be deep within the magnificent mountain rainforest. With a little luck, you may glimpse and hear the beautiful black and white thumb-less Colobus monkeys in the treetops. After 5 - 7 hours, you will reach today’s destination - The Machame Camp – situated just below the tree line at 3010m. Here, at the base of the Kilimanjaro, you will have your first dinner and overnight stay at the camp.

Mount Kilimanjaro

Day 3 Kilimanjaro National Park Shira Camp (3845M) After an early morning start, we leave the Machame Camp and the timberline behind. The path gets steeper and the landscape turns into a moor and heath land, allowing you to take in the impressive mountain range. Today’s stage is shorter than the last one and by mid-afternoon, we arrive at the New Shira Campsite at the Shira Plateau. The camp offers a breath-taking view of the mountain, especially at sunset. Day 4 Kilimanjaro National Park Barranco Camp (3960M) Today we climb approx. 800m but we camp at an elevation only slightly higher than the previous night. This will allow us to acclimatise as a height of over 4600m will be reached the next two days before descending again. The trek begins with a long ascent above the Shira Plateau in the direction of the Lava Tower Hut (4640m). After 6 – 7 hours, we arrive at perhaps the most beautiful camp on Kilimanjaro- the Barranco Camp.

The steep climb

Day 5 Kilimanjaro National Park Barafu Camp (4640M) The trek of today starts with the climb of the “Barranco Wall”. Safety is paramount and you will be secured where necessary along this route. Following the ridge as it wanders up and down, it offers splendid views of the south glacier of Kibo. In the Karanga Valley, you will have lunch in preparation for the 2 - 3 hrs climb to Barafu Camp (4640m). Once at camp, have dinner and take an early night in preparation for the next day. The guide will wake us up again at 11:30pm and the climb begins just after midnight on Day 6. Day 6 Kilimanjaro National Park Uhuru Peak (Summit 5895M) – Mweka Camp (3080M) At around 00.30 a.m. we begin the climb to the Uhuru peak. Climbing the steps of the Kibo you will arrive at Stella Point after 5-7 hours of hard trekking. This is the crater rim of Kilimanjaro, from which we continue for another 1-2 hours along the edge to Uhuru Peak (5895m), the summit! The comparatively simple descent runs almost along the same route and shortly before midday, we arrive at Camp Barafu. After a well-deserved break of 1 - 2 hrs, we are on our way to Camp Mweka (3080m) where an evening meal and a good night’s sleep awaits you.

Masai Tribe

Day 7 Kilimanjaro National Park Mweka Gate (1630M) - Moshi The final leg of this amazing adventure begins after breakfast with a traditional farewell ceremony from the mountain guides. Then a gentle 2 and a half hour descent through the rainforest to Mweka Gate, where the driver takes us back to the Hotel in Moshi. Day 8 Moshi After breakfast, you can continue with your travel plans; please let us know if you require any further transport. If you are interrested in the Marangu Route please contact us for the itinerary.

Kilimanjaro summit

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Uhuru Peak


Being based in Africa Nomad has access to many other tours on this wonderful continent. Some are best explored with a specialist local operator, so we have included a few ideas below, but if there is a destination you have always wanted to explore please contact us and we can look in to it for you. Africa has so many incredible places to explore.

Magical Madagascar Off the coast of Africa, surrounded by the Indian Ocean, lies Madagascar. The world’s fourth largest island is similar to the Galapagos in that it was largely cut off from the rest of the world for so long that the native flora and fauna took the opportunity to evolve in unique and sometimes surprising ways. The Lemurs of Madagascar are perhaps the most famous creatures and certainly some of the cutest and no trip here would be complete without visiting them. Linguistically the people of Madagascar speak Malagasy and some French, English is limited to tourist-focussed areas. Madagascans are blessed with a surprisingly diverse cultural heritage that includes Austronesian, North Indian, Arab, Somali and Bantu. These sailors, explorers and traders all made Madagascar their home and created a unique and fascinating culture of their own.

Madagascar is large and has an abundance of activities on offer that include: scuba diving, hiking, lemur watching, mountain biking, dhow safaris, kayaking, local markets, beautiful beaches and incredible scenery. Forests of Baobab trees and some incredibly complicated history mean that your first visit to Madagascar may leave you wanting to return again and again. Make the most of your time by discovering Madagascar with the people who know it best! At Nomad, we have local experts who are passionate, experienced and knowledgeable and will look after you from start to finish. We will ensure that your itinerary shows you the best that Madagascar has on offer.

Exploring Ethiopia A country of contrast and surprise, Ethiopia is a unique destination in Africa. Landlocked and mountainous, Ethiopia resisted the European colonisation of the early twentieth century. Orthodox Christians, Protestants, Muslims and Ethiopian Jews share the country with traditional Animists. Just through religious affiliation the incredible cultural diversity of this mountainous country is immediately apparent. There are nine official UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Ethiopia, with a further five on the tentative list. These include the Gondar region, Lower Valley of the OMO, Aksum and Lalibela. Some sites date back to 400BC and

many remain refreshingly undeveloped. Natural landscapes and medieval cities and churches combine harmoniously with more modern buildings to create an original and stimulating picture. In Ethiopia it’s possible to experience mountains, rivers, lakes and other spectacular scenery with a colourful and spectacularly diverse human element. Ethiopian food is unique and coffee was basically invented here. If it’s an exciting, diverse and culturally stimulating adventure you are looking for then Ethiopia is for you.

South African Dive Safari You have probably watched Shark Week on TV somewhere in the world and you may be aware that if you want to dive with Sharks then Southern Africa is the best place to be. Between Mozambique and South Africa is a section of Indian Ocean that is home to some of the world’s most accessible and reliable pelagic populations. Whale Sharks and Mantas make their home off Praia do Tofo off the Mozambique coast. In addition to seeing these magnificent animals in the wild there is some amazing research being conducted on both Whale Sharks and Mantas in this area and we can include a visit to the research centre so you can learn more. Further south in Kwa Zulu Natal, South Africa, there are large populations of sharks. Bull (Zambezi), Tiger, Grey Nurse (Raggie Tooth), Hammerheads, White Tip and Black Tip Reef Sharks all congregate along the coast near Protea Banks and Aliwal Shoal.

really one you will remember. In addition to the Great White the Seven Gilled Cow Shark is also found in False Bay and Hermanus is home to many migratatory whales. Our Shark Safaris combine some of the best and most exciting diving with some pretty awesome land-based adventure between dives. Get your dive club, or group of friends, together to book a trip with Nomad. You choose the date, we provide all the gear, transport, food, accommodation and an experience, highly qualified dive-guide to accompany you. You only have to bring your regs and fins. In order to see everything in one trip we recommend travelling between November and March. If you are interested in the Sardine Run this is only in June/July and can be very unpredictable. We do not advise booking for that until the sardines have been spotted.

At Africa’s most southern point the Great White Sharks hunt the Cape Fur Seal and migrate through Shark Alley near Gans Bay. Although you can only cage dive with these beauties the experience of seeing one up close is

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DID YOU KNOW? In addition to running private trips Nomad also works hand in hand with many large tour companies to operate their various products. Our ground handling experience is unrivalled in the adventure tour market enabling us to cater to all requirements. From standard tours and FIT clients to special interest groups and educational tours – we do the lot. The flexibility of our groups department means we can operate any trip, from 2 to 5 star, varying accommodation between camping or accommodated, and even transport to suit your requirements. Our fleet of specialised overland vehicles is supplemented with coaches, Sprinters and 4x4 vehicles.

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