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Africa on a Shoestring - Encounters Travel
Africa on a Shoestring - Encounters Travel
Starts
Cape Town
Destinations
+12
Ends
Victoria Falls
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Highlights

Start in Cape Town and end in Victoria Falls! With the overland truck tour Africa on a Shoestring, you have a 20 day tour package taking you from Cape Town to Victoria Falls and through Cape Town, South Africa and 13 other destinations in Africa. Africa on a Shoestring includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
Age range
12 to 80 year olds
Accommodation
Hostel, Camping, Lodge, Guesthouse
Max Group Size
24
Transportation
Coach / Bus
Travel style
Overland truck, Adventure, Safari, Wildlife

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    The tour was fantastic, Sherif was the best guide ever! You could tell he was absolutely passionate about his job, his c... Read more

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    I liked the tour overall, but there were too many shopping places we had to stop (stop too long).

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Itinerary

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  1. Introduction
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  1. Day 1: Cape Town – Cederberg Mountain Region
  2. Day 2: Namibia – Gariep (Orange) River
  3. Day 3: Gariep (Orange) River – Fish River Canyon
  4. Day 4: Namib-Naukluft National Park
  5. Day 5: Namib-Naukluft National Park
  6. Day 6: Swakopmund
  7. Day 7: Swakopmund
  8. Day 8: Spitzkoppe
  9. Day 9: Kamanjab - Himba Tribe
  10. Day 10: Etosha National Park
  11. Day 11: Etosha National Park
  12. Day 12: Windhoek
  13. Day 13: Botswana - Ghanzi
  14. Day 14: Maun, gateway to the Delta
  15. Day 15: Okavango Delta
  16. Day 16: Okavango Delta
  17. Day 17: Okavango Delta to Caprivi
  18. Day 18: Chobe National Park
  19. Day 19: Chobe National Park
  20. Day 20: Zimbabwe - Victoria Falls - Departure transfer

What's included

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  • Guide

  • Meals

  • Transport

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Questions & Answers

Here we have collected and answered the most frequently asked questions about this tour.

    • Please can you advise if the optionals are included?

      Please note that any itinerary sections mentioned as optional are not included in the tour rate and these will be bookable locally through your tour escort.

    • Can I include the safari game driving at Etosha in this tour's activities?

      On days 10 and 11 - as part of the tour - you drive through the Etosha National Park while in the tourism truck. An optional safari can also be arranged and paid for locally. This is subject to availability on the exact day and we can't take payment for this option upfront.

    • I was just wondering what "on a shoestring" means for this tour?

      We run two levels of our African 'overland' tours. Our Shoestring tours are camping based, so you will be sleeping in a tent most of the way, with a few nights here and there in hotels or guesthouses. Our other 'Small group' tours follow the same routes and use the same vehicles, but stay in hotels, lodges and guesthouses the whole way. So, the main difference is the accommodation level, and the resulting cheaper price you get by camping.

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    • Amanda15th May 2018
      Booking was really easy! The options were displayed clearly and I was able to filter. I especially liked that they recommended a travel insurer because I've never had to get travel insurance. No hassle experience and now I'm ready for my tour!

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    About the countries

    Useful things to know before you go

    Currencies

    R
    Rand
    South Africa
    $
    Dollar
    Namibia and Zimbabwe
    P
    Pula
    Botswana

    Plugs & Adapters

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    Visa

    Here is an indication for which countries you might need a visa. Please contact the local embassy for help applying for visas to these places.

    Vaccinations

    These are only indications, so please visit your doctor before you travel to be 100% sure.
    Typhoid
    Recommended for South Africa, Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    Hepatitis A
    Recommended for South Africa, Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    Cholera
    Recommended for South Africa, Namibia and Zimbabwe. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    Tuberculosis
    Recommended for South Africa, Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe. Ideally 3 months before travel.
    Hepatitis B
    Recommended for South Africa, Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe. Ideally 2 months before travel.
    Yellow fever
    Certificate of vaccination required if arriving from an area with a risk of yellow fever transmission for South Africa, Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe. Ideally 10 days before travel.
    Rabies
    Recommended for Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe. Ideally 1 month before travel.

    Policies

    Location
    Cape Town is the starting point and Victoria Falls is the endpoint.
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    Deposit
    TourRadar only requires a deposit of $250 to confirm this Encounters Travel booking. The remaining balance is then payable 60 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 18 October 2018 the full payment of $1,881 is necessary.
    Cancellation policy
    No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 60 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $1881 for Africa on a Shoestring, but the deposit of $250 is non-refundable. If you cancel via TourRadar the standard cancellation policy applies.
    Availability
    Some departure dates and prices may vary and Encounters Travel will contact you with any discrepancies before your booking is confirmed.
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    Destinations

    Covering a total distance of approx 3,672 km.
    • Cape Town (South Africa)
    • 188 km
    • Cederberg Wildnerness Area (South Africa)
    • 529 km
    • Fish River Canyon National Park (Namibia)
    • 338 km
    • Namib-Naukluft National Park (Namibia)
    • 318 km
    • Swakopmund (Namibia)
    • 117 km
    • Spitzkoppe (Namibia)
    • 246 km
    • Kamanjab (Namibia)
    • 172 km
    • Etosha National Park (Namibia)
    • 401 km
    • Windhoek (Namibia)
    • 480 km
    • Ghanzi (Botswana)
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