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London to Cape Town Trans Africa - Game parks and sites

Namibia - Cape Cross

Namibian Atlantic Coast. This is where the first European explorers landed in the 15th century. It is now more famous for the seal breeding colony. It might not smell great, but the sight of so many Cape Fur Seals is quite impressive. The scene varies from season to season. Certain times males are fighting for mates. Pupping season brings not only adorable seal pups but ravenous jackal taking advantage of the weak newborns or, as they see them, easy meals. Cape Fur Seals are really a type of sea lion only found along the coast of Southern Africa

Botswana - Okavango Delta

Maun is a small town on the edge of the Kalahari Desert in Botswana. It’s starting point for the Mokoro (dugout canoe) trip into the Delta. As you glide through the waterways, you will see a fantastic array of wetland wildlife, birds in particular. You will come across hippos in the water and elephants drinking from the shore. You can go on a walking safari to look for giraffe, buffalo and rare antelope – the overnight stay is a great wilderness. We bush camp and cook over open fires. Toilet facilities consist of specially dug hole behind some bushes. After returning to Maun you can take the scenic flight over the Delta. See the extra wildlife that you didn’t realize were so close to camp.

South Africa & Namibia - Orange River

The river forms the border with South Africa. You can spend the afternoon canoeing on the river.

Namibia - Swakopmund

Namibia adventure activity base, we stop here for three days
Sand-boarding - Like snowboarding but down the big Namib sand dunes. Great way to see the dunes while having fun. Stand up or lay down toboggan style.
Skydiving - Jump out of a plane and plunge towards the red sands with one of the experienced skydive instructors strapped to your back. It’s another great way to see the desert.
Quad-biking - Take an intense 2 hour venture into the Namib desert. Ride the roller-coaster like dunes in control of your own off road vehicle while following an experienced guide. Not to be missed!
Other Activities Include: Deep Sea Fishing, Dolphin and Seal Champagne Cruise, Horseback Riding, Scenic Flights, Massage / Facials, Cinemas, Casino, Nightclubs

Namibia - Etosha Pan National Park

Namibia’s Etosha pan is a large salt pan, forming part of the Kalahari Basin .The dry lakebed is 120-kilometers long (75-miles). During the day we drive through the park in the truck to various water holes where animals may congregate. We may see elephants, rhino, lion, leopard, springbok, oryx, kudu, mongoose, and even the elusive giraffe and zebra. In the evening, walk from the campsite to the illuminated waterhole, it’s very busy with animals coming to drink especially in the dry season.

Atlas Mountains – Morocco

The High Atlas mountains form a large part of the country and in its scattered valley live the Berbers, the people of Morocco before the Arabs arrived. The mountains are a barrier to the rain and so to the south is desert.

Basilica of Our Lady of Peace – Yamoussoukro, Ivory Coast

Built during the tenure of former Ivory Coast dictator Félix Houphouet; this church can hold 18,000 people inside and the esplanade outside another 300,000. Regular attendances are just a few hundred people. It’s modeled after the Basilica of Saint Peter in Rome and is the largest church in the world.

Christ the King Statue – Angola

This massive statue overlooking Lubango in the south of the country is based on and is the same size as the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio. There are three statues like this in the world, the others in Rio de Janeiro and Lisbon.

Ganvie stilted village - Benin

The largest lake village in the world. Here the Tofinu moved onto the lake, to a place of relative safety. A 500 year old small town where everyone gets around in dugout canoes, where fish are farmed amongst a network water fences.

Gibraltar – near Spain

A British Navy outpost with a rock on a peninsular with an airport. 

Gold Coast Forts and Castles – Ghana

There are around thirty slave castles, or forts, along the coast of Ghana. They were built by European traders original to trade lumber and gold, and then later used for the cross Atlantic slave trade. Millions of people passed through the gate of no return. From the theseportals overlooking the ocean the slaves were lowered into small boats to be taken out to cargo ships lying in anchor off shore, before crossing the Atlantic.

Kakum National Park – Ghana

A rainforest park with forest elephants, bongo antelopes and monkeys. There is a canopy walkway, suspended high above the trees giving treetop views of the jungle.

Mefou Chimp Sanctuary – Cameroun

Near Yaounde, it’s a home to rescued orphaned gorillas, chimpanzees and monkeys, a safe forest sanctuary home where they can live with their own kind.

Mount Cameroun – Cameroun

An active volcano, just over 4,000 metres high. It’s base rest so close to the Atlantic coast that during eruptions its lava reaches the sea. Though it has not erupted since 1999 and is open to hike to the summit which takes four days.

Royal Cities of Morocco

Fes, Marrakesh, Meknes and Rabat are the four historical capital cities of Morocco. These cities are a thousand years old. Each of these cities has its own character with; city wall and gate, markets with traditional Kasbah palace and fortress, an old city or medina inside the wall as and mosques.

Sahara Desert

The Sahara Desert oases with cool water surrounded by palms, stretches of sand as big as a small country, old forts, camel trains following centuries old trading routes with a night sky undiluted by city lights. 

Tchimpounga Chimpanzee Rehabilitation Centre - Congo

The Jane Goodall Chimp sanctuary looks after over a hundred chimps, most orphaned from the hunting of their parents for the bushmeat trade. The babies, when found, are brought to the reserve to try to give them a life in a semi wild environment.

Volubilis Roman ruins – Morocco

Roman ruins in morocco might be unexpected but many of the best are in North Africa protected by the dry weather and low population. Its listed UNESCO World Heritage Site as an exceptionally well preserved example of a large Roman colonial town on the fringes of the Empire.

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