PUT FOOT FUN BUS

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Do you prefer traveling solo or friends?  Don’t have time for tons of route planning, buying camping equipment, packing tow-ropes and coffee mugs, or the hassle of hiring a vehicle? 

Are you more interested in meeting awesome people from around the world, experiencing the best spots across Southern Africa while your top quality meals and accommodation is all provided?

GOOD NEWS! You will not be required to do any planning, or cooking... the most exercise you’ll do, is to erect your tent at the end of each day. Then you can chill out and have a beer while the rest of the Put Foot Rally Crews stress about finding spot to camp, lighting fires, cooking food etc...   What a vibe!

WHAT DO YOU NEED? A passport, some clothes, a backpack, sleeping bag and a healthy appetite for socializing and having one crazy fun adventure!


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ITINERARY

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DAY 1 - REGISTRATION DAY -Saturday 15 June 

You will congregate with hundreds of excited participants at the official Start Line location in Cape Town South Africa.
Dinner

DAY 2 - Sunday 16 June 

Departing at sunrise, you will be heading North along the stunning Atlantic coastline before crossing into Namibia and arriving for sunset and drinks on the edge of the Fish River Canyon! We will setup camp at one of Namibia's most epic overnight stops: The Canyone Roadhouse! 
Breakfast | Dinner

DAY 3 - Monday 17 June 

The Fun Bus will spend the day off-road on a wild journey into the African outback, heading for the oasis in the middle of the desert, at Sosussvlei!  But first, for those who wish, a hot-air balloon ride over the desert?  We will setup camp inside the National Park, which allows us to get to the most photogenic place on Earth.... Deadvlei!
Breakfast | Dinner

DAY 4 - Tuesday 18 June 

It's a race to the top of Dune 45, the highest sand dune on Earth, to behold the most beautiful sunrise you'll ever see... a few hundred cartwheels later, and you'll land safely amongst the famous dead trees of Deadvlei. Next stop? The coast town of Swakopmund, where the desert meets the Atlantic Ocean.  Time for some ice cold beers at the the famous German Brauhaus!
Breakfast | Dinner

DAY 5 - Wednesday 19 June 

A relaxed start to the day, because you'll need it....  it's Checkpoint Namibia Day!  Time to head further North towards Etosha National Park, home of the African Kingdom and all of it's mighty animals.  Which coincidently... is the dressup theme for tonight's big party! So make sure your animal outfit it ready to go!  PARTY TIME!
Breakfast | Dinner

DAY 6 - Thursday 20 June 

A chilled, but super fun day of game viewing in Etosha National Park. We'll pitch tents at Halali Camp, one of the most peaceful and stunning places in the world to experience wild animals... wrap yourself in a blanket and spend the night watching elephant, rhino, lion, leopard, cheetah, hyena and just about everything else coming for a drink at the waterhole.
Breakfast | Dinner 

DAY 7 - Friday 21 June 

Today we are heading for Botswana! We'll stop in Grootfontein for supplies...  and then we are heading off-road to the border post at Tsumkwe.  We will 'wild camp' at a legit Bushman village, surrounded by ancient Boabab trees that are thousands of years old. Yip... campfires, African skies, in the wild... what more in life could you ever wish for?
Breakfast | Lunch| Dinner 

DAY 8 - Saturday 22 June 

A relaxed day's drive before we arrive in Southern Africa's 'Wild West' town of Maun. It's dusty, noisy, airplanes and helicopters landing and taking off every few minutes, and people everywhere, with music and parties the order of the day. Time for a hot shower, some warm food and a good night's sleep...  or you could head out and enjoy a taste of the night life!
Breakfast | Dinner 

DAY 9 - Sunday 23 June 

A quick aerial tour of the Okavango Delta, for those who wish, before the Fun Bus departs at midday for the vast magnificient Makgadikgadi Pans. Get ready for a mind-blowing night under a starlit sky where the entire Milky Way will be on full glorious display.  Its time for Checkpoint Botswana, bonfires, and guitars.... another truly incredible once in a lifetime experience.
Breakfast | Dinner 

DAY 10 - Monday 24 June 

The Fun Bus will be stopping at one of Southern Africa's best kept secrets - Elephant Sands! Where over 300 elephant visit each day for a drink at a waterhole. Fresh water is scarce in these parts, and animals sometime  have to walk up to 100km just to quench their thirst. Here you can sit up close with wild elephants.... another life-changing experience!
Breakfast

DAY 11 - Tuesday 25 June 

A ferry crossing into Zambia and the first stop is local school with all the Put Foot Rally Crews for a Shoe Drop! Over 1500 young underprivileged children will receive brand new school shoes!  We end the day at The Victoria Falls Waterfront, with  the famous sunset booze cruise aboard "Mv Makumbi" on the mighty Zambezi River! 
Breakfast

DAY 12 - Wednesday 26 June

The halfway point of the Put Foot Rally!  Early morning rise for those opting to go White River Rafting (one of the best and most fun rafting experiences in the world) or a microlight or helicopter ride for those looking for something a bit more tame.  As sunset rolls in... it's time for another  Checkpoint Zambia
Breakfast | Dinner 

DAY 13 - Thursday 27 June

Time to start the journey towards Malawi, and no better way than to aim for the Zambian capital city of Lusaka! Standby for the now famous - Put Foot Potjie Competition - where Crews will prepare a hearty "potjie" (stew) for a select panel of judges... a fun chilled evening, with plenty of bonfires and story telling.
Breakfast | Dinner 

DAY 14 - Friday 28 June

An early rise for long day's drive to the Northern, rural border town of Chipata, which is home to some a handful of rustic campsites, with a rich history of hosting the now legendary: "Put Foot 'Keg & Spatchcock Party"...
Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner    

DAY 15 - Saturday 29 June

We cross into Malawi today, and after a quick stop in the capital city of Lilongwe, we make haste for the world famous "Lake of Stars".  Our stop today will be on the soft sands of Lake Malawi at Stepps Camp, at Sunbird Livingstonia Hotel in Senga Bay. Anyone for a game of volley ball or beach soccer?
Breakfast | Dinner 

DAY 16 - Sunday 30 June

Nothing like watching a sunrise over Lake Malawi.... and spending taking a boat ride out to an island for some fun snorkeling. At sunset it's time to dress-up in our brightest lumo paints and clothing for a beach party! It's Checkpoint Malawi time!! Come ready to dance the night away, and possibly sleep on the beach... alongside an awesome bonfire. TIA - This is Africa!
Breakfast | Dinner 

DAY 17 - Monday 1 July

It's time to start to point the Fun Bus in the Southerly direction and make our way to the Mozambique Border Post, and then onward to the bustling and vibrant city of Tete. We'll cross the mighty Zambezi River once again and settle in for a relaxed night at the local campsite.... expect the local dish for dinner - Peri Peri Chicken!!
Breakfast | Dinner 

DAY 18 - Tuesday 2 July

We're heading for the tropical paradise of Vilanculos! But, not before we journey over some pretty rough roads.... it will be worth it though, when we setup camp under in the famous Boabab Camp, on the beaches of the great Indian Ocean. 
Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner 

DAY 19 - Wednesday 3 July

Time to embark on an awesome day out, with a Dhow ride to a local island off the coast of Vilanculos. You'll enjoy swimming and snorkeling in the warm Indian Ocean before hopping back onboard the Dhow for a seafood bbq. Expect a pre-Finish Line Party back at Boabab Camp... the local "R&R" drink will no doubt make its mark tonight!
Breakfast | Dinner 

DAY 20 - Thursday 4 July

It will feel like years have gone by.... but it's time to journey to the Finish Line in Inhambane!  Get some rest, because tonight you can expect to party until the sun rises, the perfect end to the Greatest Social Rally on the face of the Earth! 
Breakfast | Dinner 


OPTIONAL: THE JOURNEY HOME

DAY 21 - Friday 5 July

After saying final farewells, the Fun Bus will depart the Finish Line and head for the Johannesburg South Africa, where we'll drop off our Fun Bus friends at the airport, before departing for Bloemfontein. Nothing like a hot shower, warm meal and bed after 20 days of fun and games in Africa!

Time to start adding everyone on Facebook, uploading photos and plotting when next you'll be meeting up for another adventure!
Breakfast

DAY 22 - Saturday 6 July

The saddest day since 18 strangers arrived on Day 1 of the Put Foot Rally.  We'll stop at Cape Town International Airport to drop the last members of the inaugural Fun Bus group!  Those hanging around in the Mother City for a few more days, we're happy to drop you off in town if you have pre-arranged post-rally accommodation. 
Breakfast


WHAT'S INCLUDEd: 

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Included:

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  • Entry Ticket to the 2019 Put Foot Rally

    • 20 Days of AWESOME ADVENTURE!

    • 6 Checkpoint Parties

    • 6 Checkpoint Meals

  • National Park Entrance Fees to:

    • Fish River Canyon

    • Sosussvlei and Sesriem

    • Etosha National Park

  • Adventure Activities

    • Okavango Delta overnight bush camping excursion

    • Zambezi River Sunset Booze Cruise

    • Lake Malawi Boat Ride to Island

  • Meals

    • 19x Breakfasts

    • 3x Lunches

    • 20x Dinners

Not Included:

  • Travel / Flights - to Start Line, and home from Finish Line.

  • Visas - as / if required for South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zambia, Malawi and Mozambique.

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  • Travel Insurance - we suggest using World Nomads Click here

  • Drinks

  • Activities other than those described

OPTIONAL EXTRAS:

  • Room / Luxury Tent Accommodation Upgrades

  • Etosha Night Game Drive

  • Okavango Delta Flight

  • White River Rafting on Zambezi River

  • Bungee Jump / Bridge Swing at Victoria Falls Bridge

  • Vilanculos, Mozambique Snorkeling and Island Tour


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