Experience the ultimate Cape Town budget safari, taking you from the Mother City to some of Africa’s most beautiful and popular travel destinations.
Here are three excellent budget safaris departing from Cape Town, to suit all time constraints:
1. Cape Town to Swakopmund
This safari takes you from Cape Town to Swakopmund in 7 days, travelling through some of the most spectacular destinations across South Africa and Namibia.
Starting from the world-renowned city of Cape Town, you will begin the journey to Namibia, travelling by overland truck. Each night, you will stop at key points to set up camp – admiring the wealth of landscapes, wildlife, birdlife and natural splendour. All tents and camping equipment is provided, and you simply need to bring your own sleeping bag and sleeping mat plus suitable clothing and personal supplies.
Key highlights of this Cape Town overland tour include a meander through the beautiful Cape Winelands, continuing on to the majestic Cedeberg region before heading to the Orange River. From here you will cross the border into Namibia to visit Fish River Canyon, Helmeringhausen, Namib Naukluft Park, Sossusvlei, Sesriem and Swakopmund. Along the way, you can enjoy a number of things to see and do, including river rafting, game viewing, bird watching, dune boarding, dune exploring, skydiving, quad biking, fishing trips, desert flights, golf, water sports, sand boarding and four wheel drive hire to name but a few of the activities on offer.
Check out the Cape Town to Swakopmund trip itinerary.
2. Cape Town to Victoria Falls
For those with a little more time on their hands, the 21 day Victoria Falls safari begins in Cape Town and continues on to Namibia, before heading towards Victoria Falls. You will travel in an overland vehicle, and will camp overnight at key points along the way – allowing a chance to sleep under the stars in the beautiful African wilderness.
Key highlights of the Victoria Falls Cape Town budget safari include all the attractions of the Cape, as well as Namibia hot-spots such as Fish River Canyon, Namib Naukluft Park, Sossusvlei, Sesriem, Swakopmund, Spitzekoppe, Etosha National Park and Rundu. After passing into Botswana, you will also visit Maun, the Okavango Delta, Kasane and the stunning Chobe National Park. From here you will make the crossing into Zimbabwe, where you will visit the magnificent Victoria Falls – the ’smoke that thunders’. Enjoy outstanding game viewing and bird watching, take a scenic flight over the falls, try micro-lighting flights, relax at camp or spend a few days exploring the stunning natural landscapes surrounding the falls before your riveting Cape Town overland tour comes to an end.
Check out the Cape Town to Victoria Falls itinerary.
3. Cape Town to Nairobi
The ultimate Cape Town overland tour takes you on a 6 week journey from the Cape, through the stunning destinations of Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania and finally to Nairobi, Kenya’s capital. Along the way you will experience a myriad of cultures, landscapes, wildlife, bird species, weather conditions and many incredible sights. This is one of the best long safaris for those wanting a full African overland experience, with all the top travel destinations you could ever imagine.
Key highlights of the Cape Town to Nairobi safari include Cape Town’s Winelands and Cedarberg region, Namibia’s deserts, sand dunes and other attractions from Fish River Canyon to Rundu, as well as the beautiful waterways and deltas of Botswana. In Zimbabwe, see the mesmerising Victoria Falls and experience a host of adventure sports, before experiencing the beautiful attractions of Zambia. Malawi and Tanzania offer beautiful beaches, abundant wildlife and a warm and friendly culture, while Kenya offers some of the best wildlife in Africa, ending your Cape Town budget safari on a memorable note.
Check out the Cape Town to Nairobi itinerary.
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