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20 Day Cape Town To Victoria Falls Overland (Inclusive)

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Tour Style Camping Small Group
Countries Visited South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe
Starts Cape Town
Ends Victoria Falls
Group Size Max 17
Age Range 18 - 55 Years and older

Why book this trip?

On this Cape Town to Victoria Falls overland tour we travel to the arid desert of Namibia and the wildlife sanctuaries of Botswana and Zimbabwe. A variety of accommodation from camping on stretcher beds, lodges and cabins ensures a good variety to make you comfortable. The tour includes cities and remote wildernesses allowing you to get a good feel for Southern Africa.

 

 

 

Tour Overview

Departing from Cape Town
Ends in
Victoria Falls

Leaving the vibrant city of Cape Town we travel to the arid desert of Namibia and the beautiful wildlife sanctuaries of Botswana and Zimbabwe. We will canoe through the Orange River, hike up towering sand dunes, game drive through some of Africa’s most famous Parks and witness the cascades of the incredible Victoria Falls. We cover plenty of distance on isolated and rugged paths, and travellers should be prepared for this. However, the natural wonders we come across during this tour makes it all worth it. The tour requires participation from all group members. This entails assisting with the food preparation, washing of dishes, keeping the truck clean and the setting up the camp. Please keep in mind that flexibility and an open mind is needed on the trip.  The guide is registered with the Field Guide Association of Southern Africa (FGASA). The tour has been designed to include all highlights in the price and thus avoid any hidden surprises. The camping tour provides all equipment, including camp stretcher beds, tents, camp chairs. Travellers can bring supplementary mattress if desired. Travellers are required to bring sleeping bags, towels and travel pillows.

Highlights

  • Table Mountain
  • Cape Penguins
  • Hout Bay
  • Cape of Good Hope
  • Cape Town Wine Farm Visit
  • Orange River Canoe Trip
  • Desert Night Drive
  • Dune Climbing
  • Namib Desert
  • 4x4 Trip to Sossusvlei
  • Swakopmund
  • Himba and Herero tribe
  • Spitzkoppe
  • Etosha National Park
  • Caprivi Strip
  • Okavango Delta
  • Maun
  • Makgadikgadi Pans
  • Chobe National Park
  • Victoria Falls National Park

Included

  • Highlights are included in the tour price
  • Fully equipped safari vehicle
  • Camping and cooking equipment
  • All road tolls and vehicle taxes
  • All ground transportation
  • Stretcher bed
  • Services of 1 crew

Excluded

  • International Airfares
  • Travel and medical insurance
  • Personal spending money
  • Visa costs
  • Border taxes
  • Passports
  • Vaccinations
  • Personal taxes (including departure and border taxes)
  • All optional activities, unscheduled or optional national / game parks and other activities
  • Gratuities
  • Sleeping bag if needed
  • Restaurant meals (other than those listed)
  • All drinks
  • Tips
  • Laundry and other items of a personal nature

SKU: CAM0306
 

Itinerary

Days 1 – 2: Cape Town, South Africa

Today we gather at 13h00 at the Greenfire Lodge Cape Town to set off on an exploration of this colourful city. We have a day and a half here, so our time will be spent participating in activities such as trekking up the iconic Table Mountain, visiting Cape Point, the V&A Waterfront, Hout Bay, the famous Stellenbosch winelands and other various attractions. Our exact itinerary will be weather-dependent. We spend two evenings at a lovely lodge situated on the beachfront.

Meals Included: Breakfast X2

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Day 3: West Coast, South Africa

Departing from the ‘Mother City’, and following a visit to Blouberg Strand for one final view of the majestic Table  Mountain from across the bay, we journey northward through the ‘Swartland’ and along the West Coast making our way into Namaqualand. In the beginning of Spring, this normally desolate area comes to life with the blossoming of countless desert-adapted flower species. We spend our night on the coast and are treated to a home cooked meal.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Days 4 – 5: Orange River, Namibia

We make our way across the border and into Namibia today, then journey a brief distance to our base camp situated on the Orange Riverbank from where we start our canoe expedition. After our gear has been packed into our two-man canoes, we head off into the wild. The Orange River forms an incredible sight – a green ribbon snaking its way through the desert and enormous mountains of the Richtersveld National Park. We spend one evening camping beneath the skies, and then make our way back to base camp to spend the following night in comfort.

Meals Included: Breakfast X2, Lunch X2, Dinner X2

Day 6: Fish River Canyon, Namibia

We make our way directly to the magnificent Fish River Canyon, the second biggest of its kind in the world. Following a visit to the numerous viewpoints and exploring the rim of the Canyon, we carry on into the true Namib, enjoying a picnic lunch along the way. In the late afternoon we will set up our camp in the desert.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7: Namib Desert, Namibia

Our camp is located on our private Nature Reserve situated within the Namibrand Nature Reserve and is home to a variety of desert-adapted animals and plant life. The camp is incredibly constructed against a rock outcrop between the giant mountains and red dune-fields. During our time spent here, we will embark on guided treks and drives, including a night drive that takes place through the Reserve, granting us permission to view animals up close.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8: Sossusvlei, Namibia

We have a leisurely start today, journeying straight to the Sossusvlei dune-fields. The final part of our travels to the dunes will be through heavy sand, for which we make use of an open 4X4 vehicle. Once we have made our way to the dune summits for magnificent views, we head back to our vehicle and carry on to the unusual trading post of Solitaire where we reside for the evening.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9: Dunes – Swakopmund, Namibia

We have a brief distance to travel, crossing the Kuiseb Canyon and the Naukluft Park toward the seaside town of Swakopmund where we spend two evenings at the Greenfire Lodge Swakopmund. You have a full day to explore this historical town that was built in 1892 so there is plenty of rich culture and interesting anecdotes.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10: Swakopmund, Namibia

Our lodging provides the perfect location for some exploration of Swakopmund. Here you will come across many beaches, markets, curio stores and a massive range of optional adventure activities, including quad biking, sky diving, horse riding, dune boarding and many more! Make an effort to try out the nightlife in Swakopmund, as well as a delicious dinner out at one of the local restaurants (own expense).

Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 11: Spitzkoppe, Namibia

We travel north up the Skeleton Coast today, to the seal colony of Cape Cross before making our way back inland. We journey through the desert to see the large granite peaks at Spitzkoppe, after which we set up camp and spend the evening at the base of the mountain.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Days 12 – 13: Etosha, Namibia

Today we make our way into the beautiful Etosha National Park for a magnificent wildlife game-viewing experience. We set up camp and then embark on a thrilling midday game drive. We head back to camp to spend the night observing game at the floodlit waterhole. We then continue through the Reserve, game driving to the other side of the Park to camp for the evening.

Meals Included: Breakfast X2, Lunch X2, Dinner X2

Day 14: Caprivi, Nambia

Departing from the severe desert environment, we make our way north to the lush region of Caprivi. This evening will be spent camping on the magnificent Okavango Riverbanks.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Days 15 – 16: Okavango Delta, Botswana

We embark on a brief drive to the Pan Handle, from where we will climb aboard a motor-boat and be carried through to the core of the Okavango Delta. When we are in the Delta, we journey further by means of mokoro (traditional dug-out canoes) to reach our isolated campsite. This is truly a natural wonderland and a massive range of wildlife will be seen here, in their natural habitats. We will spend two evenings camping in the wilderness and exploring this incredible area via foot and mokoro.

Meals Included: Breakfast X2, Lunch X2, Dinner X2

Day 17: Maun, Botswana

Today we embark on a mokoro and boat transfer across the Pan-Handle that returns us to our vehicle. We then journey through the Kalahari to our lodge in Maun, where we unwind for the afternoon near the swimming pool.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 18: Makgadikgadi Pans, Botswana

Following a leisurely morning, we depart from our camp at Maun after an enjoyable brunch. We then head east into the amazing Makgadikgadi Salt Pans. The scenery is stark, but it is brought to life by the prolific birdlife and desert-adapted animals. Our camp is in an untouched remote area. Tents will be set up under the stars, or you can sleep outside to enjoy the majestic heavens and the refreshing night air. If the pans are not available for camping, an alternative site will be used.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 19: Kasane – Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Travelling north we head to the world famous Chobe National Park, home to large amounts of elephants that gather at the Chobe river banks. An exciting game viewing boat cruise is organised for you within the park. We then cross the border for the highlight of the trip – Victoria Falls. Here you can enjoy some luxury in comfortable beds and make use of great amenities in the Greenfire Lodge Victoria Falls.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 20: Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

We are awoken in the early morning to explore Victoria Falls, the ‘Adventure Capital of Africa’. The tour ends after breakfast. There are a variety of activities available here, including white water rafting, bungee jumping from an astounding height of 111 metres, aircraft flips and more.

Meals Included: Breakfast
Included Highlights: Entry into Victoria Falls National Park

You have an option to extend the tour by a day. Please speak to your consultant.

 

Activities

Included Highlights


Other Activities

  • Robben Island Tour – 3 hours ZAR 220
  • Abseiling off Table Mountain ZAR 495
  • White Shark Diving ZAR 1350
  • Sky Diving N$ 1950
  • Quad Biking – 1 hour N$ 130
  • Sand Boarding N$ 350
  • Living Desert Tour N$ 600
  • Dolphin Tour N$ 500
  • White Water Rafting – Low water USD 140
  • White Water Rafting – High water USD 130
  • Gorge Swing USD 90
  • Tandem – Gorge Swing USD 130
  • Zip line USD 65
  • Sundowner Cruise USD 50

 

Dates

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Highlights

Highlights

  • Table Mountain
  • Cape Penguins
  • Hout Bay
  • Cape of Good Hope
  • Cape Town Wine Farm Visit
  • Orange River Canoe Trip
  • Desert Night Drive
  • Dune Climbing
  • Namib Desert
  • 4x4 Trip to Sossusvlei
  • Swakopmund
  • Himba and Herero tribe
  • Spitzkoppe
  • Etosha National Park
  • Caprivi Strip
  • Okavango Delta
  • Maun
  • Makgadikgadi Pans
  • Chobe National Park
  • Victoria Falls National Park

 

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