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20 Day Cape Town to Victoria Falls Overland Tour Popular On sale


Duration
20 Days
Style of Tour
StartCape Town
EndVictoria Falls (Zimbabwe)
Special price
ZAR 15525AUD 1,492.50CAD 1,492.50EURO 1,055.33GBP 901.57USD 1,120.94
Normal priceZAR 17250.00AUD 1,658.33CAD 1,658.33EURO 1,172.59GBP 1,001.74USD 1,245.49

An overland safari tour taking in deserts, wildlife, scenery and tribal culture. Tour from vibrant Cape Town to Namibia's desert wilderness.  From the Fish River Canyon to exploring the sun baked sand dunes of the Namib.  Enjoy desert activities in Swakopmund and the Bushman paintings of Spitzkoppe.  After spending time with the Himba tribes we take in the wildlife of Etosha's open plains and floodlit waterholes.  Poling through the Okavango Delta wilderness we have opportunity to view more animals and birdlife.  A cruise down the Chobe river brings encounters with herds of elephants, hippos and crocodiles.  The Victoria Falls is a breathtaking way to finish the tour. Don't feel like camping, then do the highly recommended accommodated Cape Town to Victoria Falls Tour

Countries visitingBotswana, Namibia, South Africa, Zimbabwe
Trip ID:DTNCV20
This tour is:Family Tour on Select Dates
Accommodation on tour:Camping

Highlights

  • Cape Town
  • Cederberg Mountains
  • Gariep (Orange) River
  • Fish River Canyon
  • Namib Desert- Naukluft National Park
  • Sesriem Canyon
  • Guided Walk in desert - Sosssvlei
  • Swakopmund
  • Spitzkoppe
  • Himba Tribes
  • Okavango Delta
  • Chobe River Cruise
  • Victoria Falls

Tour Itinerary

Day 1:  Cape Town - Cederberg

Our overland tour begins in Cape Town and our first stop is to take photos of Table Mountain. Travelling north we pass through the Cederberg Mountains to our camp. We have an opportunity to taste some local wines. This evening we enjoy a traditional South African meals.

Meals:  Lunch

Activity Package:  Wine tasting and traditional meal

Day 2:  Gariep River (Orange River)

After breakfast we head for our next destination – the Orange River. The river was originally called the Gariep River (River of Hope) by the local indigenous people. The river is the longest in South Africa and forms a natural border between Namibia and South Africa. We set up camp on the banks of the river.

Meals:  Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 3:  Orange River – Fish River Canyon

The morning is at your leisure and one can choose to take a morning canoe trip or alternatively relax at camp, soak up the sun and swim in the river. After lunch we make our way to the Fish River Canyon. The Fish River canyon is the second largest in the world and has spectacular landscapes. We enjoy a late afternoon walk along the edge of the canyon – have your cameras ready.

Meals:  Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Optional activity:  Half day canoe trip

Day 4:  Namib Desert – Naukluft National Park

An early start and we head for Namib Desert. The day is spent commuting through ever changing terrain. Arriving at our camp, we head off on a short hike to explore the Sesriem Canyon. The evening is spent under the desert stars. The Namib Desert is the oldest desert in the world with the highest sand dunes and provides spectacular views.

Meals:  Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 5:  Namib Desert – Soussusvlei

A very early start so we can enjoy sunrise over the desert. Those with energy can climb the famous Dune 45. The sunrise provides amazing contrasts of shadows across the dunes and is a photographers dream. We head further into the desert to Soussusvlei. There is time to explore the Dead Vlei – with its ancient trees and amazing sand dunes. We partake in a hike with a local expert to learn how the Bushmen survive in this harsh terrain.

Meals:  Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Included activity:  Sesreim Canyon and sunrise hike up Dune 45.

Activity Package:  Guided desert walk

Day 6:  Swakopmund

After breakfast we continue north to Swakopmund – the desert capital. En route we stop at the Tropic of Capricorn as well as Walvis Bay to see the flamingos. Swakopmund is a welcome break after the harshness of the desert. It is also the adventure capital of the desert and there are many optional activities to choose from.

Optional Activities:  (prices subject to change)

• Sand boarding -    US$ 50

• Quad biking -        US$ 65

• Sky Diving -         US$ 210

• Scenic flight -       US$ 300

• Deep sea fishing   US$ 300

Day 7:  Swakopmund

Today is spent at your leisure. You can enjoy one of the many desert activities on offer or you can take in the town and stock up on personal provisions for the remaining tour.

Meals:  Breakfast

Day 8:  Spitzkoppe

We leave the Atlantic coastline and head for Spitzkoppe. The Spitzkoppe is known for its huge granite boulders and Bushmen paintings. The afternoon is spent exploring this moon like landscape or one can go boulder climbing.

Meals:  Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Included activity:  Guided walk around Spitzkoppe

Day 9:  Himba Tribe

Today we have an opportunity to visit a Himba village where we can get an insight into the daily lives of this tribe. The Himba are semi-nomadic, and there traditional pastures and land has been mostly taken over by western influences. The tribal lifestyle of the Himba is now protected and the village we visit is an educational experience for those wanting an to experience their customs and traditions first hand. All monies raised go towards an educational fund for the tribe.

Meals:  Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Activity Package:  Himba village visit

Day 10 & 11:  Etosha National Park

We enter Etosha National Park in the afternoon and set off on our first safari game drive. The next two days are spent exploring this magnificent game reserve. Etosha is known for its abundance of elephant and predators. The waterholes are frequented by many species of animals and one can expect to encounter huge herds of zebra, antelope and giraffes. Game viewing is generally very good as the sparse vegetation allows for excellent sightings. The campsites have flood lit waterholes and one can spend the night watching wildlife come drink. We also enjoy a visit to the huge salt pan after which Etosha is named.

Meals:  Breakfast x 2, lunch x 2, dinner x 2

Included activity:  Game drives

Day 12:  Windhoek

We leave Etosha National Park and head for Windhoek – the capital of Namibia. We include a stop at a large and popular curio market where there is ample time to shop for some last minute gifts.  Arriving in Windhoek in the late afternoon, there is more than enough time to explore the city.

Meals:  Breakfast and lunch

Day 13:  Ghanzi – Botswana

Today we leave Namibia and cross the border into Botswana. After we set up camp at Ghanzi , we have an opportunity to connect with the local Bushman tribe. In the evening we enjoy some traditional dancing under the stars.

Meals:  Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Included activity:  Bushman tribal dancing

Optional activity:  Bushman walk

Day 14:  Okavango Delta

Today we make our way to the Okavango Delta. On route we pass many local villages. We set up camp on the shores of the delta. The Okavango Delta is Botswana’s most popular destination.  It is the world’s largest inland delta and home to a large range of wildlife and bird life. The dlta attracts numerous animals during the dry season and the game viewing can be excellent.

Meals:  Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 15 & 16:  Okavango Delta

After a relaxed start to the day, we transfer to our wild camp deep in Okavango Delta. Our transfer takes place on both boats and vehicles.  After setting up camp we head off on our first “makoro” trip (traditional canoes).  The next couple of days are spent exploring this true wilderness area. We will spend time with locals poling through the waterways and channels of the delta, enjoy nature walks and get to take in this unique ecosystem. Evenings are spent around the campfire enjoying the sounds of the African bush.  Note: activities may vary according to water levels.

Meals:  2 x breakfast, 2 x lunch and 2 x dinner

Activity package:  Okavango Delta 

Day 17:  Caprivi Region

After transferring back to base camp we head north and cross the border back into Namibia. We cross the Caprivi Strip en route to our camp on the border of the Chobe National Park. Crossing the Caprivi, one may encounter elephants and other wildlife.

Meals:  Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 18:  Chobe National Park

Once we have crossed back into Botswana, we establish camp in Kasane, a real frontier town on the banks of the Chobe River. On arrival we set off on a open vehicle game drive. Chobe is best known for its huge herds of elephants and a high concentration of predators – notably lions. In the late afternoon we experience a relaxing safari boat cruise along the Chobe River. Hippos and crocodiles abound. One can also expect to see a variety of animals on the banks of the river, including elephant, giraffe, zebra, wildebeest and antelope. Have your cameras ready.

Meals:  Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Activity package:  Chobe National Park game drive and a safari boat cruise

Day 19:  Victoria Falls - Zimbabwe

This morning we head for our final destination – Victoria Falls. Note that the Chobe game drive could take place in the morning, dependent on time constraints. It is a short drive to the Zimbabwe border and then onto the mighty Victoria Falls. The falls are one of the seven natural wonders of the world and the expanse of falling water is absolutely spectacular. The spray from the waterfall creates a natural rain forest around the falls. In the afternoon we will visit the falls and take in this breath taking phenomenon.

Meals:  Breakfast and lunch

Activity package:  Victoria Falls National Park Entrance fee

Day 20:  Victoria Falls

After breakfast our Cape Town to Victoria Falls tour comes to an end. It is highly recommended that you stay an extra night at the falls to partake in one of the many activities on offer. The Zambezi River offers some of the best white water rafting in the world. One can bungee jump, skydive, take a scenic flight or just browse the local craft markets.

Meals:  Breakfast

Optional Activities – Victoria Falls – some of the popular options    

Bungee Jumping -                          US$ 160

• Sunset Zambezi cruise -                  US$ 85

• Full day White water rafting -           US$ 160

• Gorge swing -                                 US$ 95

• Helicopter Scenic flight -                  US$ 170

Note : Itineraries do change, please speak to your consultant for the latest up to date itinerary for your travel period .

Great Deals on Selected Dates
Approx. Special tour price in
ZAR 15525AUD 1,492.50CAD 1,492.50EURO 1,055.33GBP 901.57USD 1,120.94

2018 Departures

 ZAR 19750AUD 1,898.67CAD 1,898.67EURO 1,342.53GBP 1,146.92USD 1,425.99

Full tour pricing

Trip Price -                  R17 250 

Single Supplement -  R1160 (Optional)

Activity Package      - R7 620 ( Optional ) - This includes what we consider to be the key activities on this tour, A Breakdown of this payment is available from our consultants. 

2018 Departures

Tour Price               -  R19 750

Activity Package     -  R7 650

 

Tour includes

  • Fully equipped Overland vehicle
  • Accommodation is in twin share dome tents in designated campsites in picturesque locations with toilet and shower facilities
  • Most campsites have a swimming pool, restaurant and bar
  • Sleeping Bag required
  • meals as per full itinerary
  • optional activities as per itinerary

Not included

  • All items of a personal nature
  • visas and travel insurance
  • sleeping bag
  • beverages
  • snacks,
  • souvenirs, tips
  • Activity package & optional activities (see list on Itinerary for complete breakdown).

Tours start on the following dates

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This tour has a duration of: 20 Days

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