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Falls to Cape - 22 days

Southern Africa at its best. Kick off at Victoria Falls, spot game at Chobe and Etosha National Parks, explore the Okavango Delta in a canoe and wrap up your holiday in colourful Cape Town.

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Trip Highlights

Zimbabwe:UNESCO Listed Victoria Falls, one of the natural wonders of the world.
Namibia: Fish River Canyon, the world's 2nd largest canyon. Namib Naukluft National Park - Sossusvlei & Dune 45. Etosha National Park, Namibia's finest wildlife sanctuary. Swakopmund, a charming colonial coastal town. Damaraland - Spitzkoppe. The lush Kavango region.
Botswana:Chobe National Park, famous for its herds of elephants. Okavango Delta.
South Africa: Cape Town - extend your stay to explore the city. The Cederberg Area and the Gariep River.

Included

Arrival transfer from Vic Falls Airport on day 1
19 breakfasts, 16 lunches and 15 dinners
A fully equipped overland truck for transportation and game drives
Park Entry and Game drive - Etosha NP and Chobe NP. Park Entry - Victoria Falls NP
Cape Town Township Tour, Wine tasting in Cederberg, half day canoeing on the Orange River, transfer to Sossusvlei for Desert Walk
1st night permanent dome tents at Shearwater Explorers Village, 2 nights twin share accommodation in Swakopmund and 18 nights camping. Tents and sleeping mats provided.
All camping fees and appropriate equipment
Services of 3 person crew (leader, driver, cook)
2 day/1 night Okavango Delta Excursion (camping)
All road taxes and tolls

Not Included

International flights and visas
Tipping - an entirely personal gesture
Sleeping bag - please bring your own
Optional activities

Itinerary

Day 1

Victoria Falls

Saturday. Welcome to Victoria Falls! We’ll be there to collect you at Victoria Falls Airport and transfer you to our campsite. Today there will be a pre departure meeting at 17.00 when you will be your fellow travellers and tour leader.
Overnight: Victoria Falls

Day 2

Victoria Falls

Today is at leisure for participating in a myriad of optional excursions. Optional excursions include horseback safaris, a visit to the crocodile ranch and boat cruises. Adrenalin junkies can bungee from the Victoria Falls Bridge connecting Zimbabwe and Zambia or abseil down the Batoka Gorge - neither activity is for the faint hearted! All year round, flights in fixed wing, micro light and ultra light aircraft or helicopters provide an incredible aerial view of the falls and white water rafting on the Zambezi is world class!
Overnight: Victoria Falls

Days 3-4

Chobe National Park

Victoria Falls - Chobe - Kasane (Botswana). After breakfast we cross into Botswana. After lunch we leave for our Chobe National Park Overnight Mobile excursion in the wilds of the Chobe National Park - one of Botswana’s premier game parks, renowned for its large elephant herds. Spend the afternoon in search of wildlife while we game drive to our camp within the park where we spend the evening surrounded by the night-time noises of the local wildlife.

After our night in the bush, we head out early to continue our search for wildlife, before returning to camp.
Overnight: Chobe (1), Kasane (1)  |  Breakfast x 2, Lunch x 2, Dinner x 2

Day 5

Maun

Kasane - Maun. Heading out early we continue through Botswana to Maun - our starting point for travel into the Okavango Delta.
Overnight: Maun  |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Days 6-7

Okavango Delta

Maun - Okavango Delta - Maun. On day 6 we take the included overnight excursion into the Delta. After an early rise, we pack our expedition vehicle and from Maun we drive north for a couple of hours to reach the mokoro poler’s station. Some of the villages are very remote and can only be reached by the traditional mode of transport – the Mokoro (dugout canoe). At the Mokoro station, we meet our ‘Polers’ and pack our supplies before heading out into the waterways. After a couple of hours along the waterways, we arrive at our mobile tented camp situated in the heart of the Okavango.

On arrival you will meet the local staff who will be your host during your stay. Relax in the tent with a cold drink or take a paddle in the Delta in a canoe. The activities at the camp include Mokoro trails and guided walking.

The following morning we return to the mainland and our campsite in Maun and have the chance to complete our picture of the Okavango Delta by taking an optional scenic flight over The Delta (dependent on weather conditions & availability).
Overnight: Okavango Delta  |  Breakfast x 2, Lunch x 2, Dinner x 2

Days 8-9

Ghanzi & Windhoek

Maun - Ghanzi - Windhoek (Namibia). On day 8 we head towards the small village of Ghanzi - home to the San Bushman and we can learn more about them by partaking in the Bushman experience offered by the campsite.

On day 9 we drive to Namibia's capital city - Windhoek.
Overnight: Ghanzi (1), Windhoek(1)  |  Breakfast x 2, Lunch x 2, Dinner x 1

Day 10

Etosha National Park

Windhoek - Etosha. From Windhoek we head to the Etosha National Park arriving about lunchtime, spending the remainder of the day exploring the park’s northern area. Keep an eye out for the striking Oryx and Springbok as these are endemic to desert national parks! After dinner why not head to the waterhole where you can sit and observe the animals may come to drink in the evenings.
Overnight: Etosha National Park  |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Days 11-12

Etosha NP

On day 11 we make our way 150 km across the park for a full day of game viewing, we exit the park through Anderson gate and head to our campsite just 10kms away; perhaps the chance for a quick dip in the pool before dinner, followed by a relaxing evening in this very interesting bar. Day 12's drive takes us further south through the Namibian countryside to our campsite, located in the vicinity of Etosha National Park.
Overnight: Etosha National Park area  |  Breakfast x 2, Lunch x 2, Dinner x 2

Day 13

Brandberg

Etosha National Park area - Brandberg. Today we head down south to the area of the Brandberg. All depending on the time of arrival we will have the opportunity to explore the area.
Overnight: Brandberg  |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Days 14-15

Swakopmund

Brandberg - Spitzkoppe - Swakopmund. We travel to Swalopmund via Spitzkoppe on day 14. The town has excellent coffee shops, restaurants & bars as well as many arts and crafts shops selling Namibian curios. The following day is spent relaxing or participating in a myriad of optional excursions which include sky diving, quad biking, sand boarding, scenic desert flights, dolphin cruises, horse riding - all bookable locally. We spend 2 nights here.
Overnight: Swakopmund  |  Breakfast x 2

Days 16-17

Sossusvlei

Swakopmund - Sesriem. Continuing our journey, we enter the Namib-Naukluft Park in one of the oldest deserts in the world. We base ourselves at Sesriem, a great place to experience the Namib and its many moods. A short distance away is Sossusvlei, surrounded by a dramatic sea of sand dunes reputed to be the highest in the world. Magnificent views of the desert can be seen from the top of the dunes, some over 300 m high. We spend the afternoon exploring this amazing area.
Overnight: Sesriem  |  Breakfast x 2, Lunch x 2, Dinner x 2

Day 18

Fish River Canyon

Sesriem - Fish River Canyon. Departing early we see the sunrise over this beautiful desert area before we leave the serenity of the dunes and head south to Fish River Canyon - the second largest canyon in the world. The outer canyon was formed by tectonic activity, while the erosion of the Fish River formed the inner canyon. A road follows the eastern rim, giving us access to several viewing points from where we can take in the spectacular vistas.
Overnight: Fish River Canyon  |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 19

Gariep River

Fish River Canyon - Gariep River (South Africa). This morning we continue south, where, after a short drive, we reach the Gariep River (Orange River) - the natural land border between Namibia and South Africa. We camp on the South African bank of the river. This afternoon we take a half-day canoe trip on the river, affording us the opportunity of some bird watching or just a scenic and relaxing paddle.
Overnight: Gariep River  |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 20

Cederberg

Gariep River - Cederberg. This morning we travel south to the mining town of Springbok, and the region known as Namaqualand. We spend tonight in a picturesque campsite surrounded by local wine farms and we sample some of the nectar of the gods surrounded by the beautiful Cederberg Mountains. Tonight is our last night under the stars.
Overnight: Cederberg  |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 21

Cape Town

Cederberg - Cape Town. We leave the scenic Cederberg area and travel to Cape Town. Our first sighting of the Mother’s City Table Mountain across Table Bay means we’ve reached our final destination. We take a Township Tour in the city before our final night together.
Overnight: Cape Town  |  Breakfast

Day 22

Cape Town

Saturday. This morning we exchange addresses and part ways, having just experienced a trip of a lifetime!

Prices & Dates

This safari also operates in reverse, from Victoria Falls to Cape Town. For more information about 'Falls to Cape' please refer to the Trip Notes below the tour dates and prices.

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Local payment - 2018 - $500, paid in USD. 2019 - Local payment subject to change.

Please note that this is payable locally on day 1 of your trip in the currency specified.

Families are welcome on this departure.
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Hotels

The hotels listed below are ones which we frequently use on this tour. We reserve the right to substitute these hotels to ones of a similar standard when necessary.

Shearwater Explorers Village, Victoria Falls

Our Category: Simple   |   Regional Category: Mid Range Camp

Situated in the bohemian town of Victoria Falls, and 400m from the Falls themselves, the affordable accommodation at the Shearwater Explorers Village consists of 5 campsites with modern bathroom facilities, and 16 private chalets with en-suite showers and A/C. Shearwater operates a range of activities at the Falls, from bungee jumping to river rafting - and when the day is over, guests can wind down with Wi-Fi in the lounge areas, a drink by the pool, or even a back rub in the massage tent.

Delta Rain Bushcamp, Okavango Delta

Our Category: Simple   |   Regional Category: Campsite

This unique campsite is located in the heart of the Okavango Delta, as part of the Delta Rain safari experience. Accommodation consists of dome tents with twin beds, and "bush en-suite" bathrooms with a long-drop toilet and bucket shower. After settling in, guests can relax in the mess tent, partake in game viewing trips, or go on guided walks, while admiring the beauty of this UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Urban Camp, Windhoek

Our Category: Simple   |   Regional Category: Campsite

Centrally located in Windhoek (a short walk from the legendary Joe's Beerhouse restaurant), Urban Camp is a comfortable campground combining city convenience with a quiet getaway. Free Wi-Fi, a sparkling pool, and private bathrooms all contribute to an oasis of calm in campsites housing up to 18 people. Nearby is a small shopping centre for amenities, and for sightseers looking to explore the history and architecture of Windhoek, the city centre is less than 2km away.

Oasis Sossus, Sesriem

Our Category: Simple   |   Regional Category: Campsite

This luxury campsite at the gates of Sossusvlei features 12 individually shaded camps, each with its own bathroom facilities, kitchen basin, barbecue, and electricity points. The campsite has a sparkling pool, and is within walking distance of a fully stocked shop, Internet café, and service station. The adjacent Sossusvlei Lodge offers a restaurant and Adventure Centre, where exciting desert activities such as quad biking, sunset drives, and scenic flights over the dunes can be arranged.

Highlanders Campsite & Lodge, Cederberg

Our Category: Simple   |   Regional Category: Campsite

Nestled among the wine farms at the foot of the Cederberg mountains, this campsite is a perfect stopover in the Namaqualand region. Highlanders is set on 3 levels, giving campers plenty of space between each of the 5 individual camp areas, and a 12-room ensuite lodge has recently been added to the site. Each camp has a 'braai' pit, sink unit & power. There are stunning mountain views from the solar-powered hot showers, and a locally-sourced wine bar by the scenic swimming pool.

Ashanti Lodge Gardens Backpackers, Cape Town

Our Category: Simple   |   Regional Category: Hostel

Situated in a Victorian mansion at the foot of Table Mountain, within walking distance of the city centre, Ashanti Lodge offers a range of 6 to 8 bed dormitories, in addition to private rooms with shared bathroom facilities. After a long day of sightseeing, travellers can unwind with a cocktail at the café-bar, take a dip in the outdoor pool, or relax in the landscaped garden. Kitchen/BBQ facilities and complimentary Wi-Fi are also available.

Reviews

Travellers have rated this tour as 5 out of 5 based on 1 recent reviews

Extraordinary experience.

Manda did everything to make the stay a great experience, he was always available, answered each and every question, helped out when needed. Great guy.

• Submitted 29 Feb 2016
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Thank you for a great holiday, it has been very memorable.

Melanie P. • Submitted 23 Jun 2010

Toni was very impressive as a tour leader - very well organised. Everything ran to schedule and she took care of everything. Our cook was brilliant too, every meal was creative and delicious and we've never had the same meal twice. He made sure we never went hungry. You could see he took great pride in his work. He was also very lovely and genuine man.

All our crew was brilliant and made the trip most enjoyable!

Joanna Field • Submitted 02 Nov 2009

I thought the tour was very good overall. The staff were very friendly and always ready to help. Vic Falls and Znazibae were the highlights , but the rest of the tour was planned so well ,with surprises waiting around every corner.

I had so much fun, shame it has come to and end.

Sarah Forester • Submitted 02 Nov 2009

Thanks Charlie

Ahhh everything was amazing! We just had such a great time and saw so many amazing things! The trip was the perfect length because it wasn’t too rushed but was so well organized and prepared. Our Host, driver and cook deserve a massive pat on the back because they really did make the trip so easy and enjoyable! Malawi was by far my favourite, for the people, culture and beauty but then Tanzania and the Serengeti for animals! We loved every second of it and now wish that we also did the gorilla trek in Uganda, but will have to save that for next time!

Keira Pearce • Submitted 02 Jul 2009

The itinerary was spot-on. The crew were excellent and the organization outstanding. We got to see more of Africa than we thought we could. Serengeti and Ngorongoro crater were our best bits and seeing all the wildlife was just incredible!

Nina Griff • Submitted 02 May 2009

Hi John,

I'm just back from Africa and wanted to tell you that was the best trip known to mankind - we had an absolute ball and saw lots of animals of course. Thanks for all your help answering all my questions pre-departure. Next year I am going back to do some more.

Stephanie Bonner • Submitted 13 Nov 2008

In Brief

Range
Trip Type
Starts
Victoria Falls
Ends
Cape Town
Departs
Saturdays
Hotel Rating
Camping
Local Payment
2018 - $500, paid in USD. 2019 - Local payment subject to change.
Tour Guide
Yes - escorted by a tour leader
Meals
Breakfast: 19, Lunch: 16, Dinner: 15
Visiting
Countries

Extra Tour Info

Tourist Visas
Visa requirements for Africa and info on getting your visa
Spotting Africa's Big 5
Our guide to the best places to see the BIG 5
About Overland Safaris
Information on travelling in Africa on an overland safari
Updated
2nd January 2018

Extraordinary experience.

Manda did everything to make the stay a great experience, he was always available, answered each and every question, helped out when needed. Great guy.

Regina Stolz