This sandy yet spectacular country gained its independence from South Africa in the year of 1990 and its largest city, also the capital city is Windhoek. This is a country of compelling beauty and wide horizons dominated by the brooding and desolate Namib Desert, which has the highest sand dunes in the world.
Cape Town to Cairo | 17 Week Overland Safari
Our Cape Town to Cairo Overlanding Tour begins in Cape Town and travels all the way to Cairo covering 14,500 km through 11 countries. This expedition presents one of the most challenging forms of overland travel filled with unique experiences that are shared with life-long friends. This is the trip for those of you wanting to really see Africa
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Trip Code: CC17W
Our Expedition trips are different from our other departures and other holidays you may have taken ? we go through areas where no tourists go, the roads can be bad, food can be limited to what we have stocked on the truck, campsites are few and basic, visas can be hard to get and communication to the outside world limited or unavailable at times. We guarantee; we?ll break down, that we will have to wait some where we don?t really want to be for visas spare parts or just for someone to open a closed road and we?ll have to dig the truck out of mud and sand.
The trip might overrun so finish late; the route can change due to rains, closed roads visa issues, breakdowns and politics. It?s best not to book your return flights home until you finish the trip.
- Cape Town, South Africa
- Canoeing Orange River, South Africa
- Stellenbosch wine tour, South Africa
- Chobe National Park, Botswana
- Okavango Delta, Botswana
- Zambezi white water rafting, Zambia
- Victoria Falls + adrenaline activities, Zambia
- Zambezi sunset cruise, Zambia
- South Luangwa National Park, Zambia
- Lake Malawi, Malawi
- Kande Beach, Malawi
- Mikumi National Park, Tanzania
- Dar es Salaam & Zanzibar Island, Tanzania
- Masai Villages, Tanzania
- Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania
- Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
- Ngorongoro Crater Reserve, Tanzania
- Lake Nakuru Nat Park, Kenya
- Hell’s Gate, Kenya
- Rift Valley Lakes, Kenya
- Mountain Gorillas, Uganda
- Source of the Nile, Uganda
- White Water Rafting, Uganda
- Simien Mountains, Ethiopia
- Lalibela and Axum, Ethiopia
- Blue Nile Falls, Ethiopia
- Lake Tana, Ethiopia
- Gondar, Ethiopia
- Omdurman, Sudan
- Meeting of the Blue & White Nile, Sudan
- Meroe Pyramids, Sudan
- Abu Simbel, Egypt
- Valley of Kings & Queens, Egypt
- Karnak Temple, Egypt
- Red Sea Coast, Egypt
- Pyramids of Giza, Egypt
- Cairo, Egypt
- Alexander, Egypt
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- Meals out and tips
The size of this successful country can be compared to countries such as Kenya or France, and fairly smaller than Texas. Botswana is a landlocked country with borders such as South Africa, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe which can all be crossed overland. For such a small country, it boasts an array of spectacular game viewing opportunities such as, hundreds of elephants splashing in the Chobe River and the Okavango Delta and its maze of lagoons.
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.