Cape Town to Victoria Falls
This tour takes you from Cape Town to Victoria Falls in 21 days. Grab the Tour Dossier PDF .
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Our most popular route! Why? Watch the sun go down over the dunes, spot the Big Five at the Okavango Delta, raft the mighty Zambezi in Victoria Falls, sky dive, game viewing and local cultures - do we need to say more?
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A day-by-day breakdown of what to expect and where you'll be staying.
Day 1, Cape Town to Cedarberg
This morning we make our way northward out of Cape Town, passing through the beautiful wine lands where we will have a wine tasting. We set camp tonight in the shadow of the Cederberg Mountains.
Day 2, Cedarberg to Orange River - South Africa
Today we journey to a region that is renown for its wildflower display in the Spring, Namaqualand. We make a quick pit stop in Springbok for supplies before journeying on to the Orange River. Tonight we camp on its banks.
Day 3, Orange River - South Africa to Fish River Canyon
An optional half day canoe trip on the calm Orange River is available here this morning. After enjoying lunch we border cross into Namibia. Our campsite is Hobas, which is only a short drive away from the Fish River Canyon.
Day 4, Fish River Canyon to Helmeringhausen
We spend this morning at leisure before travelling to the farming area of Namibia. It is likely we will stop off for supplies in Bethanie before heading to tonights camp.
Day 5, Helmeringhausen to Sesriem
We now enter the Namib Naukluft Park which is a popular tourist destination here in Namibia and known as the oldest desert in the world. On top of the the Sossusvlei's dramatic sea of dunes are thought to be the highest in the world. The scenery changes dramatically from flat, brown plains with rocky hills to caramel coloured flowing sand dunes - stunning! You will be amazed at what lives here!
Day 6, Sesriem to Swakopmund
A spectacular sunset awakens us this morning. We travel north towards Walvis Bay via some glorious desert passes, and make our way along the coast, before finally arriving in Namibia's prime adventure resort - Swakopmund.
Day 7, Swakopmund
Spend the day relaxing or take up one of the many optional activities on offer in this desert town. Skydiving, quad biking, fishing trips, desert flights, golf, water sports, sand boarding and 4WD hire are just a few!
Day 8, Swakopmund to Spitzkoppe
Today we make our way to the ancient San bushman sacred site of Spitzkoppe. Explore the 1728m high formation and view the rock paintings before bush camping under the African stars.
Day 9, Spitzkoppe to Etosha National Park
We make our way to Etosha National Park, stopping en-route only to refresh our supplies. The 22,000sq.km park is a haven for a large variety of bird and animal species and we will spend some time game driving through the southern part of it. At night you can sit at the floodlit water hole beside our camp site and see what comes to visit!
Day 10 to 11, Etosha National Park
Today we enjoy a full day of game driving, making our way east along the length of the park. After dinner make your way to another floodlit water hole to see what animals arrive at the water to drink, or relax at the campsite.
Day 12, Etosha National Park to Rundu
After our breakfast we head out of the park while doing a game drive. Today is a short driving day to our next destination where we set up camp for the night.
Day 13, Rundu
From Grootfontein, we head in a north-easterly direction toward Namibia’s Caprivi Strip, and the lush Kavango region of northern Namibia. We stop at the border town of Rundu for supplies before
heading to our spectacular campsite located on the banks of the Kavango River – Watch the sun go down from the deck over the river, but keep a watch for the occasional hippo grazing on the lawn!
Day 14, Rundu to Maun
We enter into Botswana today and and travel along the course of the Okavango River to Maun - our base for the Okavango Delta.
Day 15, Maun to Okavango Delta
You have the opportunity to take a 3 day / 2 night excursion into the Delta. You travel in local transport and then in mokoros, the local dug out canoes, which are poled by local guides through the winding waterways. These local canoes are a perfect way to navigate this waterway wonder - the biggest inland Delta in the world. Your guides will select a place out in the bush to set up camp. An afternoon game walk will allow you to experience the Delta wilderness in all its glory.
Day 16, Okavango Delta
Early morning and late afternoon game walks give you time in the middle of the day to relax, chill out and enjoy your surroundings. Why don't you have a go at poling your own mokoro? It is not as easy as it looks!
Day 17, Okavango Delta to Maun
Today we return to Maun, however, you will have the chance for an early morning game walk before packing up camp. There is also the option of a scenic flight over the Delta in the afternoon - the best way to appreciate the expanse of waterways you have travelled through.
Day 18 to 19, Maun to Chobe National Park
We make our way towards northeastern Botswana with a fairly long and interesting drive. Here we will enjoy a sunset cruise on the Chobe River and afterwards enjoy a night under Botswana's star-filled skies on a Chobe National Park Sleepout.
Day 20, Kasane to Victoria Falls
After a hearty brunch we make our way into Zimbabwe and to Victoria Falls. Approx 1700 m wide and 100 m high, Victoria Falls is a memorable sight! The entry fee for the Victoria Fall is included in the tour. Take part in one of the many adventure activities or relax by the pool.
Day 21, Victoria Falls
The last day on safari gives you the opportunity to just relax and enjoy this spectacular natural wonder or you can join in the adrenalin rush that Victoria Falls is known for. Most activities are available throughout the year. On the ground the Falls can be seen from the Victoria Falls Park or from the Zambian side. Take a flight which will give you a panoramic view of the Falls, Batoka Gorge and the islands above the falls. Photographic opportunities abound. We suggest you allow yourself a few days after your safari if you wish to partake in some of the many activities.
Meals included in your tour cost
18 Breakfasts, 2 Brunches, 16 Lunches, 16 Dinners
Highlights included in your tour cost
Sleep under the stars
Huge herds of Elephant
Best of Botswana National Parks
Up close to wildlife
Huge Elephant herds
Prolific bird life
There are 28 optional activities available on this trip.
Prices shown are approximate
Jet Boating on the Zambezi
Okavango Delta Mokoro Excursion
Okavango Delta Scenic Flight
Orange River Canoeing
Sossusvlei Guided Walk
Sossusvlei Scenic Flight
Swakopmund Sky Diving
Swakopmund Township Tour
Victoria Falls Adrenaline Day
Victoria Falls Bungee Jump
Victoria Falls Elephant Ride
Victoria Falls Flight of Angels
Victoria Falls Helicopter Flight
Victoria Falls Horse Rides
Victoria Falls Microlight Flight
Victoria Falls National Park
Victoria Falls Rhino Walk
Victoria Falls Scenic Flight
Walk with the Lions - Victoria Falls
White Water Rafting on the Zambezi River
Zambezi Gorge Swing
Zambezi River Rafting & Boarding Combo
Zambezi River Sunset Dinner Cruise
Zimbabwe Walking Safaris
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This tour goes through: Cape Town, Swakopmund, Spitzkoppe, Etosha National Park, Okavango Delta & 9 other destination(s) in Africa.TOUR DETAIL
Crew: 3 crew (including cook)
Vehicle: Overland Truck
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The highlight of my trip had to be Gweru in Zimbabwe, it was my idea of paradise. So much to do there with the animals and the location of it was just beautiful!
— Anne B (27) from Ireland
The trip was great! A very relaxed ride in a mokoro, followed by camping in the Okavango Delta and watching the animals on the islands was awesome!
— Michael & Silke from Germany
I loved every millisecond of the entire trip... Guess what I did in Swakopmund? I skydived out of a plane - woohoo was that AWESOME :-)
— JoJo E (61) from Switzerland
Finally home and had a great timeâ€¦. I loved the shark diving, Sossusvlei and Himba people. Saw Lions, a Leopard, Elephants, Giraffes, everything really! Thanks for…
— John E from Canada
I did not believe in god till i visited Chobe National Park.
— Juca from Uruguay