Skip to main content
< Enquire

Overland Tour: Cape Town to Victoria Falls & Mozambique View Full Screen Itinerary

36 DAYS, OVERLAND JOURNEY FROM CAPE TOWN TO VICTORIA FALLS, TO MOZAMBIQUE, ACCOMMODATION THROUGHOUT, SAFARI, EXCITING ACTIVITIES & EXPERIENCES 

Travelling with your group from the stunning South African coastal city of Cape Town, you will journey north to take in the arid, martian like deserts and big skies of Namibia. Namibia is a truly amazing country with otherworldly landscape and night skies so clear you feel as if you could walk straight out onto the stars. From Namibia you'll head into Botswana and head for the mighty Okavango Delta. Here, enjoy a two-night nature experience that will blow your senses, the wildlife in this part of the world is unrivalled. Heading to the Chobe National Park you will take sunset boat cruises and watch African animals bathing in the last rays of light, savouring the tranquility and calm of the African bush. 

THIS IS A TRULY EPIC OVERLAND JOURNEY EnCOMPASSING MOST OF SOUTHERN AFRICA'S MUST SEE AND DO EXPERIENCES, PACKING A HUGE ARRAY OF ACTIVITIES AND MOMENTS TO SAVOUR into a once-in-a-lifetime trip

Once at the awesome Victoria Falls (known locally as 'the smoke that thunders'), the northern leg of your overland tour comes to an end and from here you will embark on a two-day transit to Johannesburg in South Africa. During this phase of the grand overland tour you stop at the 'big game' parks in Swaziland before reaching the sea life rich waters of Mozambique. Here head off on a traditional dhow boat to Bazaruto Islands. The waters are perfect for snorkelling and swimming , they are crystal clear and teeming with fish. This is certainly a paradise spot and a wonderful way to finish your adventure of a lifetime. 

On the way back from Mozambique your tour ends with a visit to Kruger National Park and awe inspiring green Blyde River Canyon. What more could you ask for? 

This tour includes your accommodation & activities. You will be staying in comfortable, functional properties throughout which offer security and a chance for a little more comfort than our overland camping adventures. 

ITINERARY HIGHLIGHTS

  • Cape Town
  • Orange River
  • Fish River Canyon
  • Namib Desert and Sossusvlei Dunes
  • Etosha National Park
  • The Okavango Delta
  • Chobe River
  • Victoria Falls
  • Swaziland
  • Bazaruto Islands in Mozambique
  • The Kruger National Park

SHORT FILM (Showcasing footage from all our overland trips): 

Day 1

Day 1: Cape Town to Cederberg Region

Leaving Cape Town you make your first stop at Table View and take photos of Table Mountain from across Table Bay. You will be heading north towards your stop for the first night, passing through the Cederberg Region. Upon arrival at your overnight stop, you will enjoy a wine...

Leaving Cape Town you make your first stop at Table View and take photos of Table Mountain from across Table Bay. You will be heading north towards your stop for the first night, passing through the Cederberg Region. Upon arrival at your overnight stop, you will enjoy a wine tasting, sampling wines from the region. Tonight you will be treated to a traditional South African meal, followed by a full tour-briefing from your guides.

Read more
Day 2

Day 2: Namibia to Gariep (Orange) River

Today you travel through the Northern Cape and Namaqualand, stopping at the remote town of Springbok for any last requirements.

After crossing the Namibian border you check into the lovely chalets overlooking the river that forms the border between South Africa and Namibia

Today you travel through the Northern Cape and Namaqualand, stopping at the remote town of Springbok for any last requirements.

After crossing the Namibian border you check into the lovely chalets overlooking the river that forms the border between South Africa and Namibia

Read more
Day 3

Day 3: Namibia, Gariep (Orange) River - Fish River Canyon

This morning there’s a 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 you travel north to the Fish River Canyon and take a scenic hike along the rim in order to...

This morning there’s a 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 you 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 you return to Ai-Ais to check in to your accommodation and enjoy the hot springs.

Read more
Day 4

Day 4: Namib-Naukluft National Park Tour

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. Your lodge is situated outside the 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. Your lodge is situated outside the park.

 

Read more
Day 5

Day 5: Sossusvlei Dunes

You 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 you will have the opportunity to be transported into Sossusvlei. In the afternoon there is a short walk into Sesriem Canyon.

You 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 you will have the opportunity to be transported into Sossusvlei. In the afternoon there is a short walk into Sesriem Canyon.

Read more
Day 6

Day 6: Swakopmund

After a brief photo stop while crossing the Tropic of Capricorn, you will be joined by 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. From there, you will travel onto Namibia’s Atlantic coast and the...

After a brief photo stop while crossing the Tropic of Capricorn, you will be joined by 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. From there, you will travel onto Namibia’s Atlantic coast and the adventure capital, Swakopmund, you 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.

Read more
Day 7

Day 7: Swakopmund

Today is your chance to experience the adrenalin filled atmosphere that Swakopmund offers. Taking a walk around Swakopmund’s shops and having a leisurely lunch is also a great way to spend your day if you are not participating in the many activities available on offer here.

Today is your chance to experience the adrenalin filled atmosphere that Swakopmund offers. Taking a walk around Swakopmund’s shops and having a leisurely lunch is also a great way to spend your day if you are not participating in the many activities available on offer here.

Read more
Day 8

Day 8: Khorixas

Today you head inland towards Khorixas, stopping en-route at Spitzkoppe, where you will enjoy some time exploring the enormous granite monoliths with our guide. In the afternoon you will visit the Petrified Forest (might be done the following morning).

Today you head inland towards Khorixas, stopping en-route at Spitzkoppe, where you will enjoy some time exploring the enormous granite monoliths with our guide. In the afternoon you will visit the Petrified Forest (might be done the following morning).

Read more
Day 9

Day 9: The Himba Tribe of Namibia

You visit a Himba community close to Kamanjab where you will have an opportunity to interact with the people who live there.

This is a working village and is only a representation of a larger group of nomadic pastoralists. The semi-nomadic Himba people are extremely susceptible to...

You visit a Himba community close to Kamanjab where you will have an opportunity to interact with the people who live there.

This is a working village and is only a representation of a larger group of nomadic pastoralists. The semi-nomadic Himba people are extremely susceptible to Western influence and have lost a large portion of their land to farmers, engineers, miners and many were displaced during the wars that raged in Angola. The dwindling number of pastoralists that still exist in their natural environment are protected as far as possible by creating a “buffer zone”. The working village is if you like, an “educational tribe”, where tourists who would like to get a better understanding of the way of the Himba, their lifestyle and their traditions, can do so without interfering with those still living in their natural environment.

Visiting the Himba tribe can be a controversial topic that gets discussed at the camp fire, however not so much if the reason for visiting this particular tribe is understood beforehand.  The income that this specific tribe generates from the visits goes towards the education of orphaned Himba children and assists the tribe in giving them a chance to learn about their own culture and heritage.  There is a market at the end of your visit, this is a way for the women to establish a small income, used for their own private expenses, it is up to you whether you would like to purchase anything or not.

Read more
Day 10

Day 10: Etosha National Park

Leaving the city sights behind, you travel into Namibia’s barren northern area. On the way you stop at a popular craft market where you can barter for handmade gifts to take home. You enter Etosha National Park and game drive through to our campsite for the night.

Leaving the city sights behind, you travel into Namibia’s barren northern area. On the way you stop at a popular craft market where you can barter for handmade gifts to take home. You enter Etosha National Park and game drive through to our campsite for the night.

Read more
Day 11

Day 11: Etosha National Park Day 2

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! You will...

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! You will go on various game drives and spend your evenings at the abundant waterholes for some excellent game photography.

Read more
Day 12

Day 12: Windhoek

After an early morning game drive you set off towards Windhoek, the Capital city of Namibia. On the way you 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...

After an early morning game drive you set off towards Windhoek, the Capital city of Namibia. On the way you 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 your guide will take you on a short drive through Windhoek in our truck. Joe’s Beer House is an exciting dining experience for our optional dinner out.

Read more
Day 13

Day 13: Botswana - Ghanzi

After an early start, you say goodbye to Namibia and cross the Botswana border. Later you arrive at your lodge in Ghanzi and this evening you experience some traditional tribal dancing from the local San community.

After an early start, you say goodbye to Namibia and cross the Botswana border. Later you arrive at your lodge in Ghanzi and this evening you experience some traditional tribal dancing from the local San community.

Read more
Day 14

Day 14: Maun to Okavango Delta

Today you journey to the outback town of Maun. The afternoon is spent relaxing and preparing for our adventure into the Okavango Delta.

Today you journey to the outback town of Maun. The afternoon is spent relaxing and preparing for our adventure into the Okavango Delta.

Read more
Day 15

Day 15: Okavango Delta

After breakfast, you board our plane, flying over the winding channels of the Delta.

A game drive to camp sees you arrive at your home for the next two nights. Upon arrival you settle in and prepare for our afternoon activity on the waterways of the Delta. Tonight you spend the...

After breakfast, you board our plane, flying over the winding channels of the Delta.

A game drive to camp sees you arrive at your home for the next two nights. Upon arrival you settle in and prepare for our afternoon activity on the waterways of the Delta. Tonight you spend the evening around the campfire accompanied by the many sounds of the bush.

Read more
Day 16

Day 16: Okavango Delta

An early start sees you head off on the crystal clear waters of the Okavango. Water lily beds and palm islands make for the most scenic of experiences. You stop at an island for a nature walk where you have the possibility of seeing wildlife. After breakfast, you return to camp to...

An early start sees you head off on the crystal clear waters of the Okavango. Water lily beds and palm islands make for the most scenic of experiences. You stop at an island for a nature walk where you have the possibility of seeing wildlife. After breakfast, you return to camp to relax before heading out your sunset activity.

Read more
Day 17

Day 17: Nata

A morning game drive ends with your arrival at the airstrip where you bid farewell to the Delta. A scenic flight gives us your last view of this breathtaking water wonderland and the animals that inhabit it. You meet up with your truck in Maun and head to Nata...

A morning game drive ends with your arrival at the airstrip where you bid farewell to the Delta. A scenic flight gives us your last view of this breathtaking water wonderland and the animals that inhabit it. You meet up with your truck in Maun and head to Nata where the afternoon is spent exploring the enormous and world renowned Makgadikgadi salt pans.

Read more
Day 18

Day 18: Chobe National Park

After continuing north to Kasane, you enjoy a sunset river cruise on the Chobe River (in the National Park) where animals such as hippos, buffalo and elephants are plentiful.

After continuing north to Kasane, you enjoy a sunset river cruise on the Chobe River (in the National Park) where animals such as hippos, buffalo and elephants are plentiful.

Read more
Day 19

Day 19: Zimbabwe - Victoria Falls

On arrival in Victoria Falls you have time to plan the next day’s adventure activities before you visit the spectacular Victoria Falls and experience the thundering of the mighty Zambezi as it drops over 100m into the gorge below.

On arrival in Victoria Falls you have time to plan the next day’s adventure activities before you visit the spectacular Victoria Falls and experience the thundering of the mighty Zambezi as it drops over 100m into the gorge below.

Read more
Day 20

Day 20: Victoria Falls

Most people will spend the day White Water Rafting, a not-to-be-missed experience of a lifetime! Victoria Falls offers many exciting activities and today you will have the day free to participate in the activities on offer.

Most people will spend the day White Water Rafting, a not-to-be-missed experience of a lifetime! Victoria Falls offers many exciting activities and today you will have the day free to participate in the activities on offer.

Read more
Day 21

Day 21: Victoria Falls to Botswana Martinsdrift

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.

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.

Read more
Day 22

Day 22: To Jo'burg! (Johannesburg)

Today we cross the border into South Africa and after 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. Belvedere Estate offers travellers a wonderful opportunity to spend the...

Today we cross the border into South Africa and after 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. Belvedere Estate offers travellers a wonderful opportunity to spend the last evening in South Africa, enjoying a traditional braai, served by the Estate. This is an optional meal which you can book via your guide.

Read more
Day 23

Day 23: To Kruger National Park

Leaving Johannesburg we travel through the lush Mpumalanga province, towards the Greater Kruger National Park area.  En route, we will be stopping in the town of Dullstroom, famous not only for fly-fishing but also Harries Pancakes, serving over 35 types of pancakes, both sweet and savoury.  You won’t...

Leaving Johannesburg we travel through the lush Mpumalanga province, towards the Greater Kruger National Park area.  En route, we will be stopping in the town of Dullstroom, famous not only for fly-fishing but also Harries Pancakes, serving over 35 types of pancakes, both sweet and savoury.  You won’t find a better pancake in South Africa and we will stop here for lunch for you to savour these delicious treats.  This afternoon we will enter the Greater Kruger area.

Read more
Day 24

Day 24: Safari in the Kruger National Park

Truly the flagship of the South African national parks, Kruger is home to an impressive number of species: 336 trees, 49 fish, 34 amphibians, 114 reptiles, 507 birds and 147 mammals.

Today you will have the opportunity to participate in a full day 4×4, open safari vehicle...

Truly the flagship of the South African national parks, Kruger is home to an impressive number of species: 336 trees, 49 fish, 34 amphibians, 114 reptiles, 507 birds and 147 mammals.

Today you will have the opportunity to participate in a full day 4×4, open safari vehicle game drive through the park. 

Read more
Day 25

Day 25: Kruger National Park Safari Continued

Today we will explore the natural wonders found along the famous Panorama Route, known as 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 you will have one last...

Today we will explore the natural wonders found along the famous Panorama Route, known as 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 you will have one last opportunity to participate in an optional evening game drive.

Read more
Day 26

Day 26: Swaziland Visit

We wake up early and enjoy our final game drive as we make our way out of the Kruger National Park and onto Swaziland. 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...

We wake up early and enjoy our final game drive as we make our way out of the Kruger National Park and onto Swaziland. 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 a trust and managed by Big Game Parks.

Read more
Day 27

Day 27: Swaziland Visit continued

The Hlane Umphakatsi (chief village) is an authentic, living homestead and this morning you will have the opportunity to be experience the way of life, culture and traditions of the Swazi nation.  The Swazi people have a rich cultural heritage that is transmitted by mouth from one generation...

The Hlane Umphakatsi (chief village) is an authentic, living homestead and this morning you will have the opportunity to be experience the way of life, culture and traditions of the Swazi nation.  The Swazi people have a rich cultural heritage that is transmitted by mouth from one generation to the next.  This afternoon you will have the afternoon free to enjoy the many optional activities available in Hlane.

Read more
Day 28

Day 28: Arrive in Maputo - Mozambique

Maputo, previously known as Lourenco Marques before independence is the capital & largest city of Mozambique. Often described as Africa’s Latin city, Maputo is truly an African capital like no other. Upon arrival in Maputo, our guide will take us on a short drive through the city. Tonight...

Maputo, previously known as Lourenco Marques before independence is the capital & largest city of Mozambique. Often described as Africa’s Latin city, Maputo is truly an African capital like no other. Upon arrival in Maputo, our guide will take us on a short drive through the city. Tonight we will stay in this vibrant city and will enjoy a meal out together.

Read more
Day 29

Day 29: Barra Beach

Departing early, we say farewell to Maputo and travel further north through coconut plantations to the old Portuguese settlement of Inhambane. This coastal region is very relaxing and boasts incredible beaches. We spend the next three nights in our accommodation right at the beach.

Departing early, we say farewell to Maputo and travel further north through coconut plantations to the old Portuguese settlement of Inhambane. This coastal region is very relaxing and boasts incredible beaches. We spend the next three nights in our accommodation right at the beach.

Read more
Day 30

Day 30: Tofo and Inhambane

As we will be spending tonight in Inhambane, you have the entire day at your leisure, to participate in one of many activities available here and to explore the area. In the afternoon, your guide will drive you to Tofo, where you can explore the local market and...

As we will be spending tonight in Inhambane, you have the entire day at your leisure, to participate in one of many activities available here and to explore the area. In the afternoon, your guide will drive you to Tofo, where you can explore the local market and this quaint seaside village.

Read more
Day 31

Day 31: Inhambane

Reported to be home to the largest juvenile whale shark population in the world, Praia do Tofo is amongst the best spots in the world where you are able to participate in an ocean safari, where you will have the opportunity to snorkel with these gentle giants of...

Reported to be home to the largest juvenile whale shark population in the world, Praia do Tofo is amongst the best spots in the world where you are able to participate in an ocean safari, where you will have the opportunity to snorkel with these gentle giants of the sea. Apart from the whale sharks, you may also encounter manter rays and dolphins during your ocean safari. Take advantage of your day at leisure by joining in on an optional ocean safari.

Read more
Day 32

Day 32: Vilanculos

We will enjoy a short tour of Inhambane, before heading north to the town of Vilanculos. Bazaruto Island is Mozambique’s premier destination and it’s not hard to understand why. A protected area, the sea-life here is spectacular and snorkeling at one of the reefs is one of the best ways...

We will enjoy a short tour of Inhambane, before heading north to the town of Vilanculos. Bazaruto Island is Mozambique’s premier destination and it’s not hard to understand why. A protected area, the sea-life here is spectacular and snorkeling at one of the reefs is one of the best ways to enjoy it. We will arrive in Vilanculos in the late afternoon and after settling into our accommodation, will be briefed on our Bazaruto excursion the following day.

Read more
Day 33

Day 33: Bazaruto Excursion

The Bazaruto is one of Southern Africa’s largest marine parks and we will spend the day exploring the area where you will have the opportunity to snorkel, swim and explore the island. We depart from Vilanculos in the morning and will head to 2 Mile Reef for some snorkelling followed...

The Bazaruto is one of Southern Africa’s largest marine parks and we will spend the day exploring the area where you will have the opportunity to snorkel, swim and explore the island. We depart from Vilanculos in the morning and will head to 2 Mile Reef for some snorkelling followed by lunch on one of the islands.

Read more
Day 34

Day 34: Xai Xai

The town of Xai Xai lies just north of Maputo, situated on the banks of the Limpopo river. It is a bustling town with markets, shops, restaurants and bars. We will spend our final night in Mozambique in this seaside village, preparing for our journey back into South...

The town of Xai Xai lies just north of Maputo, situated on the banks of the Limpopo river. It is a bustling town with markets, shops, restaurants and bars. We will spend our final night in Mozambique in this seaside village, preparing for our journey back into South Africa.

Read more
Day 35

Day 35: Mpumalanga Province, South Africa

Today we bid farewell to Mozambique and re-enter South Africa, making our way to Marloth Park, a wildlife sanctuary situated on the southern boundary of the Kruger NP.  As the Crocodile River forms the boundary between Marloth Park and the Kruger Park, you may be lucky enough to...

Today we bid farewell to Mozambique and re-enter South Africa, making our way to Marloth Park, a wildlife sanctuary situated on the southern boundary of the Kruger NP.  As the Crocodile River forms the boundary between Marloth Park and the Kruger Park, you may be lucky enough to spot elephants occasionally playing in the river.

Read more
Day 36

Day 36: Heading to Jo'burg (Final Day)

Our final day of our tour starts off with a morning game drive before we head back to the hustle and bustle of Johannesburg. Your tour ends upon arrival in Johannesburg at Belvedere Estate.

Our final day of our tour starts off with a morning game drive before we head back to the hustle and bustle of Johannesburg. Your tour ends upon arrival in Johannesburg at Belvedere Estate.

Read more

Overview

Crew: 2 Crew
Max Passengers 18 
Vehicle: Adventure Truck
Duration: 36 Days, 35 Nights
From - To: Cape Town to Johannesburg
Meals: 32 Breakfast, 26 Lunch, 26 Dinner
Countries: South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Mozambique

Climate

The African sun is very strong. Please use a factor 30 sunscreen and wear a hat. You should drink at least 3 litres of water per day to avoid dehydration. It can also get very cold during winter months on this route. Please see Pre Departure Booklet for detailed information.

General Information

Partaking in an adventure tour in Africa involves covering hundreds if not thousands of kilometres in a truck and our tours are as much about the journey as they are about the destinations you visit.

Use your time in the truck to talk to your fellow travellers, play card games, have a drink, walk around, take note of the world passing by your window and make the most of this unique opportunity to step out of your comfort zone. Some of the roads you travel on will be smooth and easy while others could take up to an hour to cover 1 kilometre. There is just no telling what could happen with road, weather, traffic and other conditions that may exist that will either increase or decrease the amount of time you spend on the road so take your watch off, put your iPad away, turn off your phone and just relax.

An average day could take anything from 5 to 14 hours in the truck, it all depends on the day and that’s only an “average”! In your tour dossier you see an indication of a distance to be covered on a particular day. Please don’t assume that your travel time will be equal to that which you can travel in your car on a UK road, it will be much, much slower! We will stop for shopping, bathroom breaks, photo stops, activities and a whole lot more. If you are looking to only experience specific destinations and are not interested in the journey, perhaps adventure touring is not for you? Speak to your Sandgrouse Travel & Expeditions consultant to discuss further. 

The average age of an overland tour group member is 28 years old. Participants of accommodated tours generally range from 25 years old to 40 years old with a maximum of 24 guests. 

(The overland truck travelling through the arid landscapes of Namibia - an amazing experience). 

(Get lost deep in the Okavango Delta in your own dug-out canoe, before winding your way back to your camp.)

 

Activities 

Wine Tasting & Traditional Dinner - South Africa

Guided Desert Walk With Local Expert - Namibia

Himba Tribe Visit - Namibia 

Okavango Delta Excursion (Accommodated) - Botswana

Nata Pans Visit (Northbound Only) - Botswana

Chobe National Park Boat Cruise - Botswana

Vic Falls National Park Entry - Zimbabwe

Full day 4×4 Game Drive Kruger National Park - South Africa

Bazaruto Day Trip - Momzambique

(Safari in the world famous Kruger National Park will provide some epic game viewing). 

(Discover Southern Africa's most amazing countries on this journey of a lifetime). 

 

What’s included

Meals Breakfast x 4 / Lunch x 5 / Dinner x 4 as indicated on the itinerary (unless otherwise specified, activities package, all meals are prepared and served at the overland truck), accommodation, guides and transport.

What’s excluded

All items of a personal nature, entrance fees, alcohol, soft drinks, bottled water, snacks, souvenirs, tips, optional activities (see list for an indication of prices).

MEALS ON TOUR

Breakfast: As breakfast is served very early in the morning (if there is driving or activities to be done) it is a simple but filling breakfast: Tea and coffee, breads and spreads, cereals, yoghurts, fruits and on occasion, when there is time for a later breakfast, guides will serve a hot breakfast of scrambled eggs, porridge, bacon or beans.

Lunch: Lunch is generally served at a picnic spot next to the road en route to a destination. As the guides only have approximately 45 minutes to get everyone off the truck, prepare lunch and then get everyone back on the truck again, lunches consist of sandwiches and salads (rice salad, pasta salad, tuna salad and green salad) which are quick and easy to prepare but which are quite filling. They do have meal plans which they should stick to, to ensure that there is variety on a day to day basis.

Dinner: This is when the guides get time to prepare a delicious meal and they focus on a substantial protein, vegetable and carbohydrate dinner. We serve traditional cuisine consisting of braais (BBQ), potjie (stew), bobotie (mince), spaghetti and fish and chicken dishes. All meals (on both accommodated and camping tours) that are included as per the dossier are prepared at the full service adventure truck. This is a unique adventure in itself where you get to dine under the stars with your new found friends and experience the real sights and sounds of Africa!

(Get up close and personal with the Victoria Falls, straddling the Zambia and Zimbabwe border). 

(Go wild in the desert!)

Insurance (Compulsory)

All clients require adequate Medical Travel Insurance. Activity providers can refuse participation of activities, if the correct valid Medical Insurance is not provided. 

Currency and Banking

As your tour may pass through multiple countries, we have prepared information on the use of local and foreign currencies, ATMs and Credit Cards for each country

Health

Please inform us of any pre-existing conditions such as diabetes or asthma and any prescription medicine you may be taking. We also need to know about any food allergies or physical disabilities that you may have. Vaccinations A Yellow Fever Certificate might be required for this tour depending on your nationality. 

Visas

As visa requirements vary considerably from country to country and nationality to nationality, please contact the various embassies or a visa service agent in your home country to re-check your visa requirements at least 4 weeks prior to travelling. In some cases visas are available on entry into a country and may be cheaper to do so, however for peace of mind and to speed up the border crossing process, Sandgrouse Travel & Expeditions always advise you to get your visas prior to your trip if possible.

Mozambique visas are no longer available on arrival, and must be obtained in advance. You may obtain your visa at your nearest Mozambique Consulate / Embassy or kindly contact the Mozambique High Commission in Pretoria for further assistance on +27 (0) 12 401 0300 / 04 if there is no representative in your country.

Malaria

Malaria prophylactics are required throughout this route.

Close close