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Epic road trip around Namibia, one of Africa’s most beautiful and exciting countries.
Deserts, beaches and full blown Safaris! All the big 5 are possible to view here as well as the largest population of the elusive Black Rhino roaming around Etosha National park.
Add on Victoria Fall in Zambia and
This trip has everything you could need for a true African adventure!
Day 1 - Windhoek
We settle into our trip surrounded by German architecture and modern comf. Enjoyleek modern capital before we head off into the bush to begin the ultimate African adventure. Accommodation - Hostel
Day 2/3 - Sossuvlei - 4 hours south west and we are in the Namib Desert amongst the biggest sand dunes in the world. Here we camp under the stars for the night and seek out the incredible Dead Vlei. White barren sand littered with dead trees never looked this good. This amazing place really encapsulates what Namibia's landscape is. Peacefully serene, yet incredibly powerful.
Accommodation - Camping
Day 4 - Solitaire - after a visit to the dunes & the Dead Vlei we head up towards the north and stop off at the aptly named Solitaire. A town that seems like it is straight out of the wild West. A one horse town that has been welcoming overlanders on this stretch since the 1940s. For good reason - It is the only place on this stretch! We'd be crazy to stay anywhere else and the drive is truly beautiful.
Accommodation - Camping
Day 4/5 - Walvis Bay & Swakopmund
Namibia’s premier beach town. Swakopmund looks like a German colonial town founded in the 19th century. Stunning beaches and desert trips available here. This is also Namibia’s adrenaline capital so if you fancy skydiving over the desert, dune boarding (extremely high speeds — not for the faint hearted) or quad biking then all this can be arranged.
If you fancy something a bit more laid back then enjoy the seals, flamingoes and surf of the Atlantic coast here.
Day 6 - Getting closer to the epic Safari of our trip, unless you have spotted a desert fox or Hyena already. We make a stop at a wonderful camp with swimming pool to cool us off from the desert heat, before continuing on to the magnificent Etosha Pan National park.
Day 7, 8, 9 - Etosha Pan National Park - one of the world's finest game reserves. Etosha is world renowned for good reason. It houses all the Big 5 as well as hundreds of other fascinating animals including the illusive Black Rhino. We'll he in the park for 3 nights doing self drive safaris each day so no need to shell out for Safaris here. Unless you want to go out at night. But there'll be time for that later. We stay in a wonderful camping site here with all facilities including a pool and bar plus a seating area over a flood-lit watering hole for late night animal spotting. Chances to see virtually every large African animal you can think of (and some small ones too) over the 3 nights and 2 days of Safari here. Does it get any better? Well....maybe.
Accommodation - camping with pool
Park fees apply - £5-£10/day
Day 10,11,12 - from here you can now take the Intercape bus to Victoria Falls (included in price). This is an epic overnight ride through the Caprivi strip with the Sleepliner Intercape coach.
Awaiting you at the Falls is a whitewater African adventure (all arranged through us) like no other. Rafting the Zambezi. Or bungy jumping off the bridge above it. If you've had enough of adrenaline sports them simply gaze in awe at the largest waterfall in the world (especially at this time of year)
For those not going to Victoria Fall we head back to Windhoek for flights home/onwards.
£795 - 10 days £995 - 2 weeks Included - Camping and Hostels (Tents not supplied) Transport in minibus
Reservation by deposit of £195. Second installment due June 2022 Balance due September 2022
The first SAFARI JAM was a wild road trip around South Africa and Lesotho. Spotting Elephants, Lions, Zebra, Giraffe from our vehicles and tracking the odd cheetah on foot. We leapt from bridges into wild rivers. Some leapt from higher bridges with bits of elastic around their ankles. We rafted down rivers and hiked huge mountains. Some took tiny chain ladders up sheer cliff faces and abseiled off massive waterfalls. It was so good that we are doing it all again... With a couple of tweaks of course!
PRICE £795 includes all travel and accommodation (camping and hostels)
*Not including flights.
*****Please note this trip is now postponed until further notice due to COVID-19. Please see our other trips for 2021*****
Day 1/2 - Cape Town without a doubt Africa's coolest city. Climbing Table mountain, watching the penguins on Boulders beach or partying the nigh away in the bars of Long Street or Green Point. This is a city that has more return value than any other I have visited. Walk the paradise that is Kirstenbosch botanical gardens, take a boat trip to Robben Island or a 10 km trail run around the Lion's head. The list goes on. Do as much as you can before we start heading East.
Day 3/4 - Stellenbosch - what better way to be properly introduced to this country than a trip around the famous wine region only 50km from Cape Town. Staying at the legendary Stumble Inn for a night there is the option to do a day tour of the vineyards taking in more than a glass or two as well as getting fed and a trip around the area. (Wine tour approx £36/person)
Day 4/5 - Wilderness - Garden route national park. Loads to do here in one of South Africa's premier national parks. Staying in Fairy Knowe's backpacker hostel either camping in the woods or in a dorm style room. You can choose to Kayak up the river further into the national park or walk down to the beach for more tanning and swimming. There is also an old railway line which makes a wonderful walk as well as a great jumping point into the river. The bridge crosses the sea and is not for the fainthearted - should you head across it.
Day 6/7 -Stormsriver mouth in the Tsitsikama national park. This has to be one of the most stunning camp sites on the planet. Be careful upgrading here beforehand as the tent sites have the best spot! Right on the beach next to the rolling Indian Ocean. A true highlight. 30 mins up the road sits the world's highest commercial bridge Bungy jump - 709 ft. (£55approx) For those of us not mad enough for this there are some incredible treks in the area for all capabilities. As well as kayaking trips from the campsite itself.
Camping (Upgrades available £10/person) NP Fees £9/night
Day 8/9 - Addo Addo Elephant national park - The clue is in the name here and thee animals have to be some of the best to watch! You can take a night Safari here (£20) to see animals in their nocturnal mode ( and better your chances for seeing Lions) or just sit at the water hole with a glass of wine and let the animals come to you - from a distance of course!
Camping (Upgrades available from £15/person) NP Fees £15/night
Day 10/11 - Mount Zebra national park - If you count the Giraffes and Zebras as well as the possible Rhino you by now may have seen then this would be our second real Safari! This park is very different again from scenery you have passed. Mountainous and desolate and a little off the tourist trail. Lions and Cheetah both inhabit this park. If you're up for it you can track the latter of these two cats on foot -with an experienced guide of course! (Cheetah Tracking cost £25)
Camping (upgrades available - £10-£15/person) (NP Fees - £8/night)
Day 12 - GariepDam holiday resort. This is really just a stop off but it's a pretty good one. A wonderful swimming pool in lush green surroundings near the largest dam in South Africa. If you befriend the waiter he may even drive you up there. Or you can rent bikes and cycle the tracks around the area.
Camping (upgrades available - from £10/person)
Day 13/14 - Clarens: an arty and beautifully whimsical little town in the Golden Gate National Park - how many parks is that now?! Staying in 19th century Ox wagons, basic but beautiful! Or a hostel in town. There are opportunities for adventure activities from here or just chill out and take some downtime in this beautiful town. You'll need some energy for what's coming.
Day 15/16 - The High Drakensburg mountains in the Kwazulu-Natal national park has some of the best hiking in the world as well as the most incredible scenery which you can view from anywhere - if hiking up a mountain that includes the infamous 30 meter chain ladder up a sheer rock face isn't for you! But those who dare are in for a treat.
We camp inside Spionkop game reserve which is an unfenced reserve. But don't worry only Giraffes...and Rhinos in here!
Camping in the national park. (Fees - £3)
Day 17,18, 19, 20 - Swaziland, or Eswatini as it is now known. A completely land locked country and a true gem off the beaten track. This is where we have our last adventure. White water rafting down the Great Usutu river in the centre of the country! Prepared to get wet! Swaziland is an adventure paradise so don't stop there. Caving, horse riding, canyoning an quad biking all oon offer here to give you a final adrenaline boost before visiting the cultural villages of the area to wind down before waving goodbye to this promised land.
Day 21- Flying out of Johannesburg.
DATES - February 7th - 28th 2021
PRICE - £795 includes all travel and camping accommodation plus some hostels.*
Food Kitty available
*Not included - Flights, optional activities such as rafting, NP entrance fees)
What to bring:
Tent (Waterproof - storms do occur... big ones)
Backpack + one smaller hiking pack
Towel and swim wear
Clothes for hot weather
Clothes for crazy summer storms
ATM card such as Revolut
South African travel adaptor