Enjoy a wild African adventure from South Africa to Zimbabwe

Get set for an adventure packed with majestic wildlife, remote desert landscapes, noble tribespeople and natural wonders. From the stunning beauty of Cape Town, to a burnt orange sunset over Namibia's Fish River Canyon, to a river cruise through Chobe National Park - this ultimate Africa tour will create memories to last a lifetime. Canoe down the Okavango Delta in Botswana, embark on a game drive in Etosha National Park and feel the raw power of Victoria Falls on this journey filled with the very best of southern Africa.

Start
Cape Town, South Africa
Finish
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Countries
Botswana,
Namibia,
South Africa,
Zimbabwe
Themes
Overland, Wildlife
Code
UXOF
Physical rating
Cultural rating
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1 Max 22
Carbon offset
1 104kg pp per trip


Highlights

  • Go tracking with the San Bushmen of Namibia
  • Spot exotic wildlife on a game drive through Etosha National Park
  • Hear the roar of the mighty Victoria Falls
  • Glide down Botswana's Okavango Delta on a canoe
  • Scramble to the top of one of the world's highest sand dunes
  • Behold the beauty of South Africa's Cape Town
  • Witness the immensity of the rocky Spitzkoppe
  • Visit the seal colonies of Cape Cross

Itinerary

Boasting vineyards, adventure activities, restaurants and attractions both in and around the city, Cape Town is a delight. It is also the perfect place to kick off the ultimate overland tour of Africa.
Spend a night on a farm in the Western Cape.
Pass through Namaqualand, famous for its wildflowers that spring up from the end of July to mid-September. Arrive at the beautiful Orange River, the natural border between South Africa and Namibia.
Travel to Fish River Canyon in time for a spectacular sunset over the surrounding region.
This is a long driving day towards the fabled dunes of Namibia.
Wake before dawn and scramble to the top of these dunes for a dramatic sunrise view across a vast sea of sand. The colour changes are just incredible and provide a spectacular setting for our brunch.
Enjoy adventure activities in Swakopmund, an oasis between the desert and the beach.
Surrounded by the massive dune fields of the Namib Desert on three sides, and the Atlantic Ocean on the other, Swakopmund is an example of the extraordinary German culture that's found in all major settlements in Namibia. It's worth wandering around the town to admire the beauty of the Germanic architecture and take advantage of some excellent souvenir shopping.
Today is another free day to enjoy this interesting beach side town.
View thousands of seals basking on the shores of Cape Cross before gazing at the wonder of the rocky Spitzkoppe.
From big carnivores to over 340 bird species, there's plenty to spot on this adventure into vast Etosha park, one of the largest national parks in Africa.
Enjoy a full day game drive in Etosha National Park.
Head out tracking and gathering with the San Bushmen, perhaps picking up a few words of their local 'clicking' language.
Today we do a round trip to visit the Bushmen. We will go out tracking and gathering with the San Bushmen. Spend some time with them and listen to the stories and songs of these fascinating people, presented in their unique "clicking language". The Bushmen are the oldest ethnic group in Namibia having inhabited Southern Africa for an estimated 20,000 years. Around 30,000 San live in Namibia, but only 2,000 of them still follow a traditional way of life. The San have a deep understanding of nature and ecology, living in harmony with their environment.
Head to Bagani where we set up camp for the night.
Make tracks for the expansive Okavango Delta in Botswana. Explore the maze of reed beds and waterways onboard a mokoro, a traditional dugout canoe.
Continue our trip around the delta and take an optional nature walk with your guide.
Relax in laidback Bagani and perhaps enjoy some of the optional activities, including boat tours, fishing and hiking.
Try to spy swimming elephants, wallowing hippos or sun-loving crocs on a optional cruise along the Chobe River.
Enjoy an early morning game drive and get up close to the wildlife, hopefully spotting lions, buffaloes, birds and of course elephants.
Travel across to Zimbabwe and head to Victoria Falls. Admire the might of the thundering falls, a fitting finale to this epic African adventure.
For those of you who are planning on spending a few extra days in Vic Falls there are various activities and excursions available - either on the water, on land or high above it all.
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Inclusions

Meals
19 breakfasts, 18 lunches, 17 dinners
Transport
4x4 Safari Vehicle, Mokoro, Overland vehicle
Accommodation
Camping (with basic facilities) (3 nights), Camping (with facilities) (14 nights), Chalet (3 nights), Hotel (1 night)
Included activities
  • Cape Cross seal colony
  • Chobe - Dawn game drive
  • Evening Game Drive
  • Fish River Canyon
  • Nature Walk
  • San Bushman cultural experience
  • Sesriem - Sand dunes visit
  • Sossusvlei 4x4 Tour
  • Swakopmund Museum
  • Village Visit - Swakopmund ( Township tour)
  • Visit Victoria Falls

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