The Cape Town to Victoria Falls Africa overland tours are without a doubt one of the best and most popular trips to go on. They give a variety of experiences from wildlife, cultures to scenery. The route has a bit of everything.
If you are looking for wildlife then there are a number of opportunities to see great game on the Cape Town to Victoria Falls overland. Generally the most visited reserves for wildlife are Etosha National Park, Namibia; Okavango Delta, Botswana and Chobe National Park. There are numerous parts that you will drive along where you will see other animals.
You are going to see a wide diversity with too much to mention. My top scenery site has to be the Fish River Canyon just over the South Africa and Namibia border. It is the 2nd largest canyon in the world after the Grand Canyon in the USA. It is an amazing place to sit and watch the sunset.
Other top areas for me have to be the Sossusvlei dunes. They are huge…AMAZING. Climbing them is a rush and a definite must. Etosha in the north has a lot of diversity from hardy bushes in the south to sparse vegetation further north. There are just a few great scenic spots in Namibia, but there is just so much more like the Skeleton Coast and the mountains around Spitzkoppe (great for rock climbing).
Botswana has some great scenery with the most visited areas of Okavango and Chobe offering diversity from the waterways and lush bush of the Delta to the more dry region around Chobe (when there is no rain).
Adventure activities along the Cape Town To Victoria Falls route:
There is tons on offer so budget for them as you will end up doing loads on your Africa overland. For me personally quad biking in the dunes of Namibia brought the biggest smile on my face. Other people rave about flying over the Delta (it is expensive but if you can get a few travellers to join you it will reduce the cost per person ). Victoria Falls is by far the mecca for adrenaline sports so brace your self. Loads of people go white river rafting on the Zambezi. I have had loads of clients rave about flying over the falls in the micro light.
Shopping on the Africa overland trip:
Hands down the best value for money has to be in Victoria Falls for African crafts. The markets are large and have great gifts on offer. The great thing is also that you can ship your goods home from there and it is cheap to send.
What to pack on your Africa overland?
For this trip it is dependent on the time of the year. For winter months it can be very cold at night and in the mornings, while in summer it will be hot during the days. It is quite simple. Pack for hot and cold and simply bring layers. You can always just add or remove. I would recommend not to wear white clothes as they will get dirty. It is going to be dusty. Bring some comfy trainers or hiking boots as you will be walking in the bush and the shoes will take a beating.
What not to forget about?
Bank cards (there are ATMs but just don’t use them in Victoria Falls)
Malaria tablets (a must from the north of Namibia to Victoria Falls)
A sense of humour as some people might annoy you!
Your adventurous spirit and that you are in Africa (some things don’t run to plan)
…then just sit back and enjoy the ride!