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Save for any personal expenses, gifts, snack purchases at shops along the route, you wont need to pay for anything, we take care of it all, food, fuel, accommodation, park fees, border fees and activities (see included activities listing). NB: Price does not include international flights.

15 of the 40 nights are spent in either hotels or lodges 5 & 4 Star rated.

25 of the nights are spent in the glamping canvas camp set up

Glamping – a form of camping involving accommodation and facilities more luxurious than those associated with traditional camping.

Our tents are 12ft x 8.5ft (102 square feet) or 2.6m x 3.6m (9.4square meters).

Each tent contains a queen size bed (or two single beds if preferred), The beds have 6 inch / 150mm mattresses, two side tables, reading lamps, luggage racks and a power point. The tent doors and windows have mesh screens however mosquito nets are available.

Glamping, as we call it, gets you that little bit closer to nature. Other than the sharing of the communal bathrooms, showers and toilets, you will be as comfortable as you are at home.

Our canvas tents are well appointed, with double or single beds, duvets, pillows and blanket, luggage stands, lights etc so you will be very comfortable.

We do not put you in unnecessary danger, our campsites are secure and we adhere to all the safety aspects when camping in a wild life area. Animal encounters are rare and in

Bring your mobile phone, we will supply you with a sim card with £10 of data for each country.

Most of the accommodation venues have Wi-Fi access.

We carry emergency satellite phones, the numbers will be made available to your folks back home.

We supply ALL meals,

Breakfast – we alternate the mornings with Full English and Continental breakfasts as well as rusks (farmer biscuits) coffee and tea.

Lunch – Often served en route we prepare picnic lunches of cold meats, salads, pasta variations and fresh bread when available.

The lunches are supported with various condiments and snacks.

Dinner – We pride ourselves on amazing bushfire meals; the region is synonymous with the best meat and chicken – but its not all meat, each evening an array of salads and vegetables accompany the dinners that include pastas, curries and African bush stews.

Most evening we bake fresh bread. If you have any special requests please let us know.

Drinks

All local beers, wine and liquor and cold drinks are available in camp. Cold water is on tap and carbonated water is available in bottles.

Given the plastic scourge we do suggest that each person has a water bottle to refill from our spring water reserve.

Ice is available at all times.

Please enquire as to the various options that we can assist you with. We are not set up for strict vegan menus but we are able to supply vegetarian meals.

We will accommodate any request and make a plan to work with you on your requirements.

Our “forward team” of camp commanders travels ahead of us and they set the camp so you don’t have to put up or take down your tents. All we ask is that on the day we move camp that you place your bed linen in a personalized linen bag before camp breakdown and, together with your luggage, pack it into your vehicle.

We welcome participation at any level, from making the evening fire, assisting with the bread baking or even making your favorite meal for all.

We would like to take advantage of any skills and or talents you may wish to share with the group, music (bring your instrument/s), cooking etc.

The short answer is no, our expeditions start on the tar and smooth gravel and slowly more adventurous routes enter the fray, drivers with no 4×4 experience will be more than comfortable to tackle them. The toughest driving will be in the sands of Sossusvlei and some single track slow driving through the Koakaveld.

Our guides will be on hand at all times if you ever feel uncomfortable, but rest assured you will be more than capable.

We are able to supply the following vehicles:

Toyota Land Cruiser 4.2 Diesel *

Toyota Land Cruiser 4.5l Diesel *

Toyota Hilux Double Cab 2.4l Diesel

Ford Ranger Double Cab 2.2l Diesel

Defender 90 *

Defender 110 *

* These vehicles carry a premium due to fuel consumption and availability.

The vehicles are secured through our association with the various suppliers/vehicle hire companies. The rental is secured through your credit card

Yes you can, we will provide you with the information you may need to secure a vehicle. We have however secured the services of the best rental companies with the best prices

Half the joy is driving the vehicle yourself however one of our support team will be happy to occaissionally take the wheel for you if you wish.

For a permanent driver we request an additional fee of £60 per per day.

Yes you can, if you have a vehicle in SA, or can borrow a vehicle, you are welcome to do so, we will provide you with the information in order to ensure the vehicle is capable.

All park fees

Table Mountain trip

Wine Tasting

Peninsula Drive to Cape Point

Tankwa Reserve Trail

Orange River sunset paddle

Orange River day trip

Ai Ais Hot Springs

Fish River Canyon Sunset Dinner from the canyon viewing deck

Kolmnskop tour

Sosusvlei sunset visit

Deadvlei visit

Game Drive at Palmwag Reserve

Koakaveld drive

Epupa Falls

Kunene trail Meander

Etosha National Park Game Drives

Walking with Bushmen

Okavango panhandle river cruise

Okavango Mokoro trip

Okavango Boat cruise

Moremi Game Drive

Makgadikgadi Pan Camp

Chobe River game cruise

Chobe National Park game drive and night camp

Victoria Falls entry and tour x 2

Lunch at the Victoria Falls Enchanted Forest

High Tea at the Grand old Victoria Falls Hotel

Either one of these at Victoria Falls:

  • White Water Rafting
  • 15 minute Flight of the Angels over the falls
  • Swim devils pool

Our experience shows that less is more when travelling through the African bushveld. The temperate climate lends its self to this adage. We don’t have specific clothes washing days but usually we can wash clothes on most days. You will be able to obtain most items in the towns along the route.

For Expeditions starting in Cape Town we have an evening at the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront in Cape Town where there is a substantial “outdoor gear” store.

An 80l to 100l soft luggage bag.

A small backpack for day trips

A sun hat or cap

A weeks comfortable clothing for warm weather, T shirts shorts, if you are buying specifically for the expedition try to get light, quick dry clothing.

Warm pajamas

Cool pajamas

Bush jacket for the cool desert evenings

Fleece pullover

Tough long trousers jeans or chinos

Sandals and or slipslops (strong soles)

Trainers – good comfortable walking shoes

A buff or scarf

Swim shorts/costume

Practical nylon clasp belt (for knife and torch pouches)

Light waterproof rain parka

Water bottle

Your personal toiletries including:

Toiletry bag

Sun block factor 50

Hand wash

Shower wash / soap

Swimming towel

Shower/Bath towel

Other

Mobile phone – we will issue you with a local simcard with data so that you can be in contact with home. Most of the accommodation venues have access to Wi-Fi and we have emergency satellite phones. 

Camera Video equipment – it is not advisable to bring a drone as the park authorities are very sensitive to poaching activities using drones

Head torch and a hand torch

Multi-tool or Swiss army knife

Small waterproof bag for your mobile phone etc

Keep valuable Jewelry watches etc to the basic minimum  – mainly because the African bush can be hard on you precious items.

We are able to put together your Expedition pack that will consist of the following:

Buff and Scarf

Bush Hat and cap (please supply head size)

Head torch and batteries

Hand torch and batteries

Multi tool / Swiss army knife

Water bottle

Waterproof bag for mobile phones

We will also have the following available:

Clothes, washing liquid, soaps, drying lines and pegs

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