African Encounter (36 Days Cape Town to Dar es Salaam) – 2018

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Beginning our safari at the foot of Cape Town’s famous Table Mountain, we travel through Namibia’s dramatic desert and desolate coastline before journeying inland to the tranquil lagoons and waterways of the Okavango Delta, and wildlife rich Chobe National Park. From there we take in the sight of the magnificent Victoria Falls, the picturesque Lake Malawi and end the trip with some relaxing days on Zanzibar’s dazzling beaches. This is a perfect combination of diverse scenery, rewarding wildlife viewing and time at leisure on the beach.

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All about the African Encounter (36 Days Cape Town to Dar es Salaam) – 2018.

This trip begins in Cape Town, South Africa and travels north through South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia and Malawi before ending in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania. This trip departs from Cape Town early on Sunday morning. Should you wish to explore Cape Town, ATC or your travel agent can assist you, in booking your activities as well as accommodation. However, costs due to earlier arrival, will be for your own account.

TRIP CODE: CZ36
DEPARTURE POINT: Cape Town, Ashanti Backpackers & Lodge, 11 Hof Street, Gardens
CHECK-IN: 07:30AM DEPARTS: 08:00AM
ACCOMMODATION: Camping
PRE-DEPARTURE MEETING: 5:00PM the day before at the departure point

*All ATC trips include an arrival airport transfer & pre-night accommodation in a dorm room. Please notify us should you not be using these so we can plan accordingly. Should you choose not to make use of these, or in the event that ATC were not updated with your arrival details, no refund will be paid for services not used.

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The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • Township Tour
  • Wine Tasting
  • half day canoeing on the Gariep (Orange) River
  • Fish River Canyon
  • Namib Nauklift National Park
  • Transfer to Sossusvlei
  • Swakopmund
  • Spitzkoppe (day trip)
  • Etosha National Park
  • Okavango Delta Excursion
  • Chobe Overnight Excursion
  • Victoria Falls Entry
  • South Luangwa National Park
  • Lake Malawi
  • Dar Es Salaam
  • Zanzibar Ferry
  • Zanzibar Excursion
  • Spice Tour, Sunset Dhow Cruise & Serengeti Excursion
Whats not included in this tour.Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • Flights
  • Airport departure taxes
  • departure transfer
  • visas
  • meals unless otherwise stated
  • travel insurance
  • laundry
  • personal items
  • sleeping bag
  • pillow
  • tips
  • bottled water
  1. Days 1-8 Cederberg Area, Orange River, Fish River Canyon, Namib Naukluft National Park, Sossusvlei, Swakopmund

    Before leaving Cape Town, we depart on a township tour in and around Cape Town. This is an included highlight allowing everyone to experience it. From here we head around Table Bay and continue north through the wheat growing ‘bread basket’ of South Africa.  We cross the Piekenierskloof Pass into the rich fruit growing area along the Olifants River, named for the vast Elephant herds that used to roam in this fertile valley.

  2. Days 9-10 Brandberg, Etosha Area

    Today’s drive takes us further north through the Namibian countryside to our campsite, located in the vicinity of the National Park.

  3. Days 11-17 Etosha National Park, Game Drives, Windhoek, Ghanzi, Okavango Delta, Maun

    We head to the area of Etosha National Park. Covering 22 700 km2, Etosha is Namibia’s premier nature and wildlife reserve. Situated around the Etosha Pan with a large variety of animal and bird life, the extensive network of gravel roads affords us the opportunity of accessing even the most remote areas of the park. After lunch, and once it has cooled off a bit, we spend the remainder of the day exploring the park’s southern area. Keep an eye out for the striking Oryx and Springbok as these are endemic to desert National Parks! Tonight’s camp is situated just outside the parks boundaries, only 10kms from Anderson Gate. Perhaps a quick dip in the pool or a sun downer on the deck before dinner, followed by a relaxing evening in this interesting bar.

  4. Days 18-22 Chobe National Park, Chobe Overnight Mobile Excursion, Victoria Falls

    We travel north to the town of Kasane where we set up camp on the banks of the Chobe River. The Chobe River forms a border between Botswana and Namibia and Zambia and is the main water source to the Chobe National Park. Elephant, hippo and many bird species can be viewed from the campsite while we watch another glorious African sunset. Listen out for the resident hippos!

  5. Days 23-26 Kasane, Chobe National Park, Game Drive/Chobe Overnight Mobile Excursion, Livingstone, Lusaka

    We head out from Victoria Falls to the border crossing to Botswana. Once we’ve completed the border formalities, we continue to the town of Kasane, situated on the banks of the Chobe River. The Chobe River forms a border between Botswana and Namibia and Zambia and is the main water source to the Chobe National Park. After lunch, we have time at leisure to relax. In the afternoon, we leave for our Chobe National Park Overnight Mobile excursion. Once again, be on the lookout for the rare Sable and Roan Antelope and Lilac Breasted Roller. After our night in the bush, we head out early to continue our search for wildlife, before packing up the camp and heading back to Kasane.

  6. Days 27-32 South Luangwa National Park, Lake Malawi Beaches, Iringa, Dar es Salaam

    From Luangwa, we head north east on the old ‘East Road’ to a beautiful little campsite located just 10 km before the Zambia/Malawi border. In the days of old, the route from Cairo to Cape Town passed through Lusaka and it’s along this route to Malawi we travel today. While today is mostly spent driving, we do cross the impressive Luangwa River Bridge which is heavily guarded due to its close proximity to the Zimbabwean & Malawian borders. We’ll also stop off to purchase some fresh produce and coal from the local sellers along the way.

  7. Days 33-36 Ferry to Zanzibar, Dar es Salaam

    History aside, Zanzibar offers a wealth of experiences for the visitor. Today the quiet streets of the old Stone Town still retain their Arabic influence, from the Medina-like shops to the palaces of the Sultans, who founded their vast empires on the spoils of the slave and ivory trade. The island is famous for its spices and an excursion around a spice plantation is always a fascinating experience. Other options include a trip to the beautiful beaches and giant tortoises of Prison Island, a full day scuba dive in Nungwe or a fishing trip in a traditional dhow. Mopeds are available for hire if you’d like to explore the more remote areas of the island. Zanzibar is a seafood lover’s paradise. Numerous restaurants offer a great variety of the freshest catch from the ocean – crayfish being a popular speciality. Alternatively, mingle with the locals for dinner at the Forodhani Gardens seafront market, where delicious, inexpensive seafood is on offer.

Meals and menus vary as food is purchased en-route, and is subject to produce that is available seasonally in the areas we travel through. As we support the local communities along the way, fresh produce is mostly purchased direct from the producer or local grower and therefore has an organic appearance. Our safari cooks are able to offer a wide variety of menus with the ingredients available, even if the produce on offer is not of the same selection as what you may be used to back home.

The breakfast spread consists of bread (toast when time allows), spreads and cereals with a hot breakfast every few days. Lunches are mostly prepared en-route with a supply of ‘build your own’ sandwich ingredients available. Dinners are cooked in the evenings on arrival at the campsite. A wide array of dinner menus is on offer during your safari, consisting of curries, stews, pastas, BBQ’s and even roasts!

Our overland vehicles are custom built converted trucks that have seating space for our passengers and a storage area for luggage and all trip equipment. The trucks seat between 27-30 passengers on our camping trips. Most seats are forward facing, though some models have a combination of forward, backward and some inward facing seats with tables. Vehicles have sliding glass windows, and the seating area is raised providing a great advantage for game viewing and photography. Seats are cushioned and there is storage space for personal items like cameras, snacks and day packs in the seating area.

All of the tours operated by ATC are participation trips meaning that all passengers are expected to help out around camp. The crew members running the trip will set up a rota system that will be followed. One day you may be on cleaning duty, the next day you may be on cooking duty and so forth. This is not only to make the trip easier for all involved but also for you as the passengers to get to know one another while on trip.

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