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11-Day Cape Desert Safari Adventure Camping Tour from Cape Town provided by Acacia Africa

11-Day Cape Desert Safari Adventure Camping Tour from Cape Town

11-Day Cape Desert Safari Adventure Camping Tour from Cape Town
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Duration:
11 days
Group size:
24
Ticket type:
Mobile
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  • Duration: 11 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 11 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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Call the number below and use the product code: 10856P6
Important information
Inclusions
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Lunch
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Lunch
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
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  • Dinner
  • Dinner
  • Dinner
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Breakfast
  • Fully equipped safari vehicle
  • Camping and cooking equipment
  • All road tolls and vehicle taxes
  • All ground transportation
  • Sleeping mattress
  • Services of two crew
  • Entry/Admission - Fish River Canyon
  • Entry/Admission - Namib-Naukluft National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Dune 45
  • Entry/Admission - Spitzkoppe
Exclusions
  • Adventure Pass Activities and Excursions (Optional / USD 70.00 pp)
  • Visas
  • Flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Departure taxes
  • Airport transfers
  • Sleeping bag
  • Optional activities
  • Drinks, tips and Items of a personal nature
Duration
11 days
Departure details
  • Ashanti Lodge Gardens, 11 Hof St, Gardens, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa
Additional information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Each adventure tour has an Adventure Pass which is paid to your tour leader in Africa at the beginning of the tour (or pre-paid by arrangement prior to your tour). This is separate and in addition to the Tour Price, and covers selected park entries, activities and excursions along the way where payment goes directly to the supplier to ensure local suppliers benefit directly from the income. The (optional) Adventure Pass is USD 70.00 per person.
  • Minimum age is 18 years.
  • You MUST confirm and obtain any visa requirements prior to border crossing. All visa requirements are the sole responsibility of the traveller.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travelers
Inclusions
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Lunch
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Lunch
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Dinner
  • Dinner
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Breakfast
  • Fully equipped safari vehicle
  • Camping and cooking equipment
  • All road tolls and vehicle taxes
  • All ground transportation
  • Sleeping mattress
  • Services of two crew
  • Entry/Admission - Fish River Canyon
  • Entry/Admission - Namib-Naukluft National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Dune 45
  • Entry/Admission - Spitzkoppe
Exclusions
  • Adventure Pass Activities and Excursions (Optional / USD 70.00 pp)
  • Visas
  • Flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Departure taxes
  • Airport transfers
  • Sleeping bag
  • Optional activities
  • Drinks, tips and Items of a personal nature
Departure details
  • Ashanti Lodge Gardens, 11 Hof St, Gardens, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa
Duration
11 days
Return details
  • Urbancamp.net, Windhoek, Namibia Schanzen Street No 2, Windhoek, namibia
Additional information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Each adventure tour has an Adventure Pass which is paid to your tour leader in Africa at the beginning of the tour (or pre-paid by arrangement prior to your tour). This is separate and in addition to the Tour Price, and covers selected park entries, activities and excursions along the way where payment goes directly to the supplier to ensure local suppliers benefit directly from the income. The (optional) Adventure Pass is USD 70.00 per person.
  • Minimum age is 18 years.
  • You MUST confirm and obtain any visa requirements prior to border crossing. All visa requirements are the sole responsibility of the traveller.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travelers
Itinerary
Overview
Full Map
12 stops
Day 1
Cape Town to Cederberg Area
Day 2
Western Cape – Gariep (Orange)...
Day 3
Gariep (Orange) River – Fish...
Day 4
Fish River Canyon – Sesriem Area
Day 5
Namib Naukluft National Park –...
Day 6
Sossus On Foot Camp - Swakopmund
Day 7
Swakopmund
Day 8
Swakopmund to Spitzkoppe
Day 9
Spitzkoppe to Etosha
Day 10
Etosha National Park
Day 11
Etosha to Windhoek
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AngieAllOver
Philadelphia, PA104 contributions
Namibia is a beautiful country and without a doubt you will be impressed by the landscapes, but I would have preferred a different tour operator. I just did two tours with Intrepid, but a friend who did Cape Town to Windhoek advised this itinerary. I booked the reverse (Windhoek to Cape Town) - oops!

My driver and guide were in the final stretch of a two-month tour starting in Nairobi. They were polite and made sure we got where we needed to be, but both were exhausted and the guide especially seemed eager for the tour to be over. It was my first day and I felt the tour was being phoned in. The guide was most happy and social the last day, dancing around, being funny but he kept saying “it’s our last night”. There were other nice people on tour and locals were the ones to keep the energy and enthusiasm.

I think Acacia should be cognizant of over-working their staff. They even put the driver and guide up in a dorm room in Cape Town with other backpackers. That’s no way to rest! My Intrepid guide also stated that he had worked for Acacia for 6 years and refused his request for a raise (so he left). Also, I can imagine the staff was a bit unenthused to only have 5 passengers (so only 5 tips and 5 opportunities for commissions).

My whole group thinks Acacia was a bit thoughtless in their campsites near the dunes in Sossusvlei region. One is an hour north, one is an hour south, presumably so both north- and southbound tours can wake up early to get to dunes. Only thing is that you’re done by noon, and then they dump you at a campsite in middle of desert. Neither have visible staff, no entertainment, and only sell basic drinks from a fridge if you summon them with a bell. Now, if we had driven 4 more hours (which we had time to do), we would have made it to an actual town. Instead, we sat in the middle of the desert until the sun finally set and relieved the heat 8 hours later.

Speaking of Sossuvlei, I paid $20USD for an adventure pass for a guided nature walk in Deadvlei. This never happened?!?!

If I did it again, I’d go with Intrepid. The sites will be the same. The guide for that sat in back whole time giving info, and they kept the window open to communicate with driver. The Acacia guide was in the front 90% of time, and they kept window closed (“to avoid wind”)... I don’t care if a guide needs rest, but they were taking rest during “group time” and weren’t providing info. The driver did an excellent job, though.

I still enjoyed my trip. It seems I enjoyed it in spite of Acacia, not because of it though.
Written February 6, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Thank you for your feedback. We want everyone who travels with Acacia to enjoy Africa, and the tour leaders play an important part in ensuring that happens. We are exceptionally proud of the guys (and girls) who make up our roadcrew. We believe the package we give them is competitive, not only in money terms but also for other benefits including medical cover and consistency of work. A number of crew have been with us 7 or 8 years or more, and most for over 2-3 years. In an industry known for the way roadcrew move about we think this is something to be proud of. Naturally people move on from time to time, as they do from any job. We’re always sorry to lose good staff but sometimes people just need a change. It’s as simple as that. Pastoral care is important and crew get scheduled regular rest periods after each trip, but occasionally, like anyone, they’ll have an off day and I am sorry if Angie felt that happened here. In most cases crew are enthusiastic about their work, and it comes through on passenger feedback. As for group numbers, well, we would have loved to have had more in this group, but it’s partly a matter of trust. Once we guarantee a trip, it runs whether we have 5 people or 24 (24 is our ‘max’). The way we think is, if people have trusted us to book with Acacia, given up time and travelled far from home, then our role is simple: to return that trust and run the trip as best we can. Angie says she didn’t get a guided walk at Deadvlei for the $20 she paid. I think she is referring to the $20 she paid for the Adventure Pass, which pays for the 4x4 transport into Deadvlei and which all passengers including Angie did. The guided walk is not at Deadvlei but at camp known as Sossus on Foot which we visit a day earlier. It is not something we include in the Adventure Pass because (unlike Deadvlei) it is subject to minimum numbers and in our experience not everyone wants to do it. We regret any confusion and will review our dossier to see how we can make this clearer in the future. Finally, we’re sorry Angie says she’d choose another operator next time. We are grateful that she chose to travel with us and kind enough to say she enjoyed her trip after all. We take her comments on board but in the end that’s what counts.
Written February 13, 2018
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Brianne
7 contributions
An amazing way to see Namibia! Having local guides really made the experience and they gave you heaps of tips/recommendations. The truck made it easy to camp in awesome places and it was just an all round, incredible trip!
Written January 21, 2020
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Michelle L
Hi Brianna, Thank you for sending this AMAZING review! Namibia is such an amazing country to visit with its vast deserts, unique plants and views that are endless. It's a country that touches the heart to most who travel it. We are really glad you enjoyed the camping side to this and that the crew were great. We will be sure to pass on your compliments. Kindest regards, The Acacia Team
Written January 21, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
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