Cape Town to Victoria Falls Adventure

Classic, Cape Town to Victoria Falls

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This 18-day journey through four African countries hits the highlights and is perfect for the adventurer who wants to discover the region’s diversity. Explore the Okavango Delta by dugout mokoro canoe, marvel at some of the highest sand dunes in the world in the Namib Desert, and meet the San Bushmen of the Kalahari. Your knowledgeable Chief Experience Officer (CEO) will take care of the hassles and planning while you recharge in hotels, local lodges, and camps for an unforgettable cultural experience you'll forever treasure.

What’s included

  • G Adventures for Good: !Khwa ttu San Culture and Education Centre, Swartwater G Adventures for Good: Penduka Village Restaurant & Shop, Windhoek Carte Blanche: Swakopmund
  • Fish River Canyon entrance
  • Sossusvlei Dunes and Sesriem Canyon entrance
  • Etosha National Park entrance and wildlife safari drives in our vehicle
  • Traditional dinner
  • Okavango Delta overnight bush camping excursion
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Highlights

  • Marvel at the fish river canyon
  • Explore giant sand dunes and victoria falls
  • Track the "big five"
  • Take wildlife walks and dugout canoe rides

Itinerary

Day 1 Cape Town There are no activities planned on until an evening welcome meeting. We highly recommend booking pre-accommodation to fully enjoy this city. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
Day 2 Cape Town/Lambert's Bay (1B) Travelling from Cape Town, continue north towards Namaqualand, keeping an eye out for fields of Namaqualand daisies (in season August and September). At Clanwilliam, head towards the coast again and on to Lambert’s Bay, a picturesque town on the west coast of South Africa. Included Activities: !Khwa ttu San Culture and Education Centre Transport: Travelling from Cape Town to Lambert's Bay, with a stop along the way at !Khwa ttu San Culture and Education Centre. Private Vehicle (5.50 hour(s), 350km)
Day 3 Lambert's Bay/Orange River (1B) Travelling north, enjoy a full day's travel through this dry and remote part of South Africa. In the mid-afternoon, cross into Namibia and a more arid region and stop at scenic Orange River for the evening. After getting settled, enjoy the late afternoon by the river bank. Included Activities: Border Crossing (South Africa - Namibia) Transport: Private Vehicle (7.00 hour(s), 450km)
Day 4 Orange River/Fish River Canyon (1B) Continue on to Fish River Canyon, the largest canyon in Africa, and take in the majestic beauty. Opt to relax in the hotel's pool while enjoying the beautiful scenery. Included Activities: Fish River Canyon Visit Transport: Private Vehicle (5.50 hour(s), 330km)
Day 5 Fish River Canyon/Namib Desert (1B, 1D) Continue through Namaland en route to the Namib Desert. Arrive in the area in the late afternoon, where the towering red sand dunes of Sossusvlei form the gateway into the Namib Desert. Transport: Private Vehicle (5.50 hour(s), 400km)
Day 6 Namib Desert (1B, 1D) Enjoy a visit to Sossusvlei, a clay pan enclosed by the world’s largest sand dunes, up to 300m (984 ft) high. Here, use some free time to enjoy the sand dunes on your own. Visit the Sesriem Canyon, a small canyon typical of the area. Included Activities: Sossusvlei Dunes Visit Sesriem Canyon Visit
Day 7 Namib Desert/Swakopmund (1B) Get a real feel for the Namib Desert as we spend hours crossing this empty region. En route to the Namibian coast, take a coffee break in Solitaire, a mystical village consisting of a filling station, general dealer/coffee shop, and small mechanical workshop. Before arriving to Swakopmund, drive through Walvis Bay, the only town on the Namibian coastline that boasts a deep-sea harbor. Spend two nights in the area exploring this historical town or trying some of the numerous activities available, such as sandboarding or a skydiving. Swakopmund has bizarre lunar landscapes, unforgettable sunsets, and prehistoric Welwitchia plants. Transport: Private Vehicle (4.50 hour(s), 260km)
Day 8 Swakopmund Spend a day exploring all the area has to offer. Optional activities include sandboarding, skydiving, and a scenic flight.
Day 9 Swakopmund/Etosha National Park Begin moving east into the interior of Namibia. On this route, pass through a lunar landscape and see the imposing Spitzkoppe, also known as the “Matterhorn” of Namibia, in the distance. Visit Etosha National Park on a wildlife safari drive in our touring vehicle. Keep an eye out for lions, giraffes, elephants, rhinos, and antelopes. After sunset, some animals may head to the watering holes near the campground. Opt to head out for more wildlife safari drives in an open safari vehicle to make the most of your time here. Included Activities: Etosha National Park Wildlife Safari Drive Transport: Private Vehicle (7.50 hour(s), 610km)
Day 10 Etosha National Park Enjoy another wildlife safari drive in our touring vehicle and keep your eyes peeled for the vast array of incredible animals. Included Activities: Etosha National Park Wildlife Safari Drive
Day 11 Etosha National Park/Windhoek (1L) Leave Etosha National Park and head south through the Namibian countryside to Windhoek. Included Activities: Penduka Village Restaurant & Shop Transport: Private Vehicle (4.50-5.50 hours, 415km)
Day 12 Windhoek/Kalahari Desert (1B, 1D) Continue through the eastern part of Namibia and cross into Botswana before travelling into the heart of the Kalahari. Arrive in the late afternoon and camp close to Ghanzi. Opt for a “bushman walk and dance”. Enjoy a local meal before settling in for the night. Included Activities: Border Crossing (Namibia - Botswana) Transport: Private Vehicle (5.00 hour(s), 470km)
Day 13 Kalahari Desert/Maun (1B) Travel along the northern portions of the Kalahari Desert throughout the day – this is a severely arid and barren landscape, though very beautiful. After arrival in Maun, the biggest town in the Okavango Delta area, pick up any supplies needed and prepare for the journey into the Okavango Delta. In the evening, watch a traditional dance group performance on the poolside terrace. Additional Notes: If you pre-booked the Okavango Delta Flight, you will be flying today. Included Activities: Dikgantshwane Performance Transport: Private Vehicle (5.00 hour(s), 330km)
Day 14 Okavango Delta (1B, 1L, 1D) The excursion begins with a drive in customized safari vehicles for about 1-2 hrs to the "dock" to board a mokoro (a dugout canoe) that takes us deep into the delta. After a 1-2 hrs in the mokoro, arrive to the camp. Included Activities: Okavango Delta Excursion Transport: 4x4 (1.00-2.00 hours) Mokoro (1.00-2.00 hours)
Day 15 Okavango Delta/Nata (1B, 1D) Enjoy one last sunrise in the delta before travelling back to Maun by mokoro. Stop in Maun, pick up your luggage, have lunch, and continue to Nata. Transport: Mokoro (1.00-2.00 hours) 4x4 (1.00-2.00 hours) Private Vehicle (3.50 hour(s), 340km)
Day 16 Nata/Kasane (1B) Travel to Kasane outside the gates of Chobe National Park, home to the largest elephant population in Southern Africa. Opt for an Chobe River Sunset Cruise or Evening Photo Safari on Chobe River. For photography enthusiasts, this place is heaven with hippos, elephants, and crocodiles all living by the river. Additional Notes: For those who have pre-booked the Chobe River Sunset Cruise, you will be cruising tonight. Transport: Private Vehicle (4.00 hour(s), 255km)
Day 17 Kasane/Victoria Falls (1B) Prebook the Morning Photo Safari on the Chobe River at sunrise for one last chance to see the "big five". Cross the border to enter into Zimbabwe and continue on to Victoria Falls, arriving in the early afternoon. This is a great base to see natural wonders and take part in some adventure activities. Opt to get up close (and wet from the spray) while visiting the immense Victoria Falls, raft the whitewater of the mighty Zambezi, or, for the more adventurous, bungee jump with Victoria Falls in view. Additional Notes: Your accommodation is in Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe) and NOT Livingstone (Zambia). Please make sure you have the necessary visa. Included Activities: Border Crossing (Botswana - Zimbabwe) Transport: Private Vehicle (0.50 hour(s)) Private Vehicle (1.00 hour(s))
Day 18 Victoria Falls (1B) Depart at any time. Additional Notes: We highly recommend booking post-accommodation to fully experience everything Victoria Falls and the Zambezi area has to offer.
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