Amazing Southern Africa Reverse Itinerary

Travel from Vic Falls down through Botswana and Namibia to spectacular Cape Town. Encounter the awesome natural attractions, intriguing cultures and myriad wildlife of these southern African gems.

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There is a later version of this trip also available for travel from Jan 5, 2015 to Dec 31, 2015. View later Amazing Southern Africa - Reverse.
Sands of Namib Desert

Crocodile, Chobe National Park

Okavango Delta

Sand dunes in Sossusvlei, Namibia

Victoria falls

Lion, Etosha National Park

Zebra, Botswana

Days 1-2 Victoria Falls

The Victoria Falls are an enormous curtain of water, about a mile wide, plunging 108m at a rate of more than 12,000 cubic metres per second at its heaviest flow. In the wet season, the spray can rise up an incredible 400 m and the falls are an impressive raging torrent. It's no wonder that the local name Mosi oa Tunya means the 'smoke that thunders'.
ACCOM: Lodge - 2

Days 3-4 Chobe National Park

Witness animals galore in the captivating surrounds of Chobe National Park. Watch the sun set on a relaxing afternoon cruise, keeping an eye out for elephants and crocs at the water’s edge.
ACCOM: Chalet - 2

Days 5-6 Caprivi Strip

Head into Namibia and onwards to the Caprivi Strip. Spot roaming animals in the Mahango Game Reserve and enjoy time spent with local villagers, learning about their lives and customs.
ACCOM: Chalet - 2

Days 7-8 Okavango Delta

Get ready to be wowed in the incredible environs of the Okavango Delta. By day, travel in a traditional mokoro (dugout canoe) for the perfect way to encounter animals of all sizes – elephants, hippos, antelope and birds of every persuasion make their home here. And at night, fall to sleep on a houseboat, listening for the sounds of animals making their way through this incredible tangle of waterways in the dark.
ACCOM: Houseboat - 2

Day 9 Rundu

Travel up towards Angola and spend time in Rundu, a fascinating place with excellent markets
ACCOM: Chalet - 1

Days 10-11 Etosha National Park

The numerous waterholes and sparse vegetation of Etosha National Park makes spotting Africa’s unique wildlife easy.
ACCOM: Lodge - 2

Days 12-13 Damaraland

Encounter Damaraland’s incredible scenery, which is made up of mountains, ancient rock paintings, welwitchia plants and petrified forests.
ACCOM: Lodge - 2

Day 14 Windhoek

Arrive late afternoon in Namibia's colonial-style capital, Windhoek, stopping to buy colourful tribal souvenirs from local markets along the way.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1

Days 15-16 Swakopmund

Head to the Germanic achitecture and influences of Swakopmund, where scores of adventure activities, long stretches of beach and modern restaurants contrast nicely with the expansiveness of the surrounding desert.
ACCOM: Hotel - 2

Days 17-18 Sossusvlei

Journey into the red sands and dramatic landscapes of the Namib Desert. Meaning ‘dead end marsh’, Sossuvlei is the ultimate place to experience the stillness and solitude of desert life. Encounter ancient lakebeds and the atmospheric Dead Vlei, where skeletal Camelthorn Trees stand out darkly against the desert’s red hues.
ACCOM: Guesthouse - 2

Day 19 Fish River Canyon

Make tracks to Fish River Canyon, one of the largest - and most breathtaking - canyons in the world, especially at sunset.
ACCOM: Lodge - 1

Day 20 Orange River

Spend time exploring the banks and rugged scenery of Orange River.
ACCOM: Cabin - 1

Day 21 Lamberts Bay

Enjoy the clean salty air, white-sand beaches and fresh lobsters of Lamberts Bay, one of westcoast South Africa’s most popular seaside destinations.
ACCOM: Guesthouse - 1

Day 22 Cape Town

Welcome to beguiling Cape Town, a city fillled with gorgeous scenery and world-class cafés, galleries, restaurants, shops and beaches.