Travel overland from Zambia to South Africa and visit Zimbabwe

Cape Town, South Africa
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
South Africa,
Overland, Wildlife
Physical rating
Cultural rating
Min 18
Group size
Min 4 Max 22
Carbon offset
696kg pp per trip


  • Feel the rumble of Victoria Falls
  • Learn about Namibia’s German heritage
  • Climb the dunes of the Namib desert
  • Cruise to a cafe in Cape Town
  • Watch a sunset over the Fish River Canyon
  • Scamper across the world’s largest salt flat
  • Track rhinos through Zimbabwe’s savanna
  • Camp in the wilds of Africa
  • Dine on delicious African cuisine
  • Get your feet wet in the Okavango Delta


The journey comes to an end in the coastal haven of Cape Town.
Cruise into South Africa to explore the rock art of Citrucel or take an optional winery tour.
Camp on the scenic banks of the Gariep River.
Be treated to some phenomenal views at Fish River Canyon.
Use Sesriem as a base for exploring the incredible Namib Desert – home to some of the world's tallest sand dunes.
Get a further sense of Namibia’s German colonial roots in Swakopmund. After checking out the European architecture, why not indulge in a range of adrenaline pumping activities in this action sports Mecca.
Bush camp in the shadow of Spitzkoppe and witness a golden sunset over this remote region.
Get an up-close look at some of Southern Africa’s most iconic wildlife, and some truly unique species, in the world renowned Etosha National Park.
Make tracks to the German colonial town of Windhoek, a curious mixture of African and European culture.
Head north and camp at the Dqae Qare Game Reserve, a community project located in the Kalahari Desert.
Travel to Maun, a modern African city with a rural heart.
Explore the expansive waterways of the Okavango Delta in a traditional mokoro canoe.
Return to Maun and perhaps enjoy a meal in one of the local restaurants.
Traverse the magnificent Makgadikgadi Pans – one of the largest salt pans in the world.
Explore the second largest city in Zimbabwe before heading out on foot to track rhinos in Matobo National Park.
Enjoy a game drive on the former royal hunting grounds of a Ndebele warrior-king.
Let the mists of Victoria Falls wash away the jet-lag and perhaps enjoy an adrenaline pumping bungee jump – a great way to get into the swing of Africa!
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Mokoro, Overland vehicle
Bungalow (1 night), Bush camp (no facilities) (2 nights), Camping (with facilities) (19 nights), Hotel (2 nights)
Included activities
  • Cape Cross seal colony
  • Fish River Canyon
  • Game Drive, Hwange National Park
  • Game drives
  • Guided Safari Walk, Matobo
  • Painted Dog Conservation Centre
  • Visit Sand Dunes, Sesriem
  • Visit Victoria Falls


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