Explore South Africa, Namibia and Botswana on a tour beginning at Cape Town.

Travel to Africa and jump onboard an exhilarating journey through the magnificent nations of South Africa, Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe. Southern Africa is bursting with a diverse array of wildlife, culture and landscapes - all waiting to be explored and celebrated. Travel through stunning scenery and watch as lush green landscapes give way to harsh desert dunes and rocky mountain peaks. Take to the water on canoes and in a houseboat, embark on thrilling game drives, be immersed in unique ecosystems and be blown away by the sheer force of Victoria Falls. With welcoming locals and genuine experiences around every corner, this trip is full of surprises.

Start
Cape Town, South Africa
Finish
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Countries
Botswana,
Namibia,
South Africa,
Zimbabwe
Themes
Overland, Wildlife
Code
UBKEC
Physical rating
Cultural rating
Ages
Min 12
Group size
Min 4, Max 12
Carbon offset
931kg pp per trip


Highlights

  • Interact with friendly villagers
  • Sleep soundly on a houseboat
  • See the power of nature channelled through Victoria Falls
  • Spot crocs on the shores of the Chobe River
  • Enjoy fresh seafood in Lamberts Bay
  • Travel to South Africa and be captivated by Cape Town
  • Be thrilled by Southern Africa's wildlife on a game drive
  • Canoe down the Orange River

Itinerary

Travel to South Africa and visit Cape Town, a captivating city full of charm.
Visit Cape Gannet and enjoy the fresh seafood and wildlife of quaint Lamberts Bay.
Cross the border into Namibia and stop at Orange River. Once an important part of South Africa's diamond rush, it's now a top spot for canoeing and rafting.
Embark on an early morning canoe adventure before travelling to Fish River Canyon, one of the largest canyons in the world.
Drive to the sands of the Namib Desert.
Climb enormous sand dunes then enjoy Swakopmund's sandy beaches and scores of good restaurants.
Travel to Namibia's colonial-style capital, Windhoek.
Take in the contrasting scenery that makes Damaraland so spectacular before going in search of the elusive desert elephant.
Head out on an exciting game drive through the Etosha National Park in search of zebras, rhinos and impalas.
Relax at a riverside lodge in Rundu.
Explore Botswana's Okavango Delta with the help of local guides. Home to an abundance of colourful creatures, be amazed by the diversity of this ecosystem. Spend each night sleeping aboard a houseboat.
Admire ancient rock paintings on a guided walk before heading to the Caprivi Strip in Namibia.
With forests and marshes that are home to many species, Chobe National Park is wildlife heaven. Look out for crocs on a river cruise.
The raw power of Victoria Falls is a fitting finale to this adventure through amazing Southern Africa.
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Inclusions

Meals
20 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 8 dinners
Transport
Boat, Overland vehicle
Accommodation
Bungalow (1 night), Cabin (1 night), Guesthouse (2 nights), Hotel (6 nights), Houseboat (2 nights), Lodge (6 nights), Permanent tented camp (2 nights)
Included activities
  • Canoe trip
  • Chobe - River cruise
  • Complimentary airport arrival transfer
  • Etosha National Park - Game drives
  • Fish River Canyon
  • Lamberts bay - Cape Gannet Island
  • Mahango Game Reserve - Game drive en route to Caprivi Strip
  • Negepi - Village visit
  • Okavango Delta - Mokoro tours & game walks
  • Orange River - Canoe trail (half day)
  • Sesriem Canyon - Desert dunes climb and walk
  • Visit Victoria Falls

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Important notes

1. A single supplement is available on this trip. Please note: the single supplement does not apply to the nights spent on the House Boat ( 2 nights).
2. An arrival transfer is included. Please advise flight details at time of booking.
3. This is a combination trip. Please see trip notes (Important notes) for more details.

CHANGES TO THE TRIP FOR 2013:

Please note that this trip will be 1 day longer in 2013 ( 22 days instead of 21 ). Passenger feedback has indicated that Sossusvlei is a highlight of the trip and passengers would prefer to spend 2 nights here instead of just 1 so we have ammended the itinerary accordingly. This trip will still depart on Saturdays.

Trip notes

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Reviews

Our Amazing Southern Africa trips score an average of 4.67 out of 5 based on 3 reviews in the last year.

Amazing Southern Africa , March 2015

Amazing Southern Africa , January 2014