Travel overland from Zambia to South Africa and visit Zimbabwe

Southern Africa – a landscape of harsh deserts, soaking waterfalls, flooded grasslands and incredible wildlife. Come on safari and blaze a trail through terrain that is teeming with incredible sights, ancient tribes and some of the most remote places on the planet. From the thundering Victoria Falls to the lush waterways of the Okavango Delta, the scorching Namib desert and dramatic coastal scenery of South Africa’s Cape Town – this overland trip is jam packed with essential Africa highlights. For those with a thirst for adventure - Falls, Delta & Cape is not to be missed.

Start
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Finish
Cape Town, South Africa
Countries
Botswana,
Namibia,
South Africa,
Zimbabwe
Themes
Overland, Wildlife
Code
YDOV
Physical rating
Cultural rating
Ages
Min 18
Group size
Min 4, Max 22
Carbon offset
696kg pp per trip


Highlights

  • 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

Itinerary

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!
Enjoy a game drive on the former royal hunting grounds of a Ndebele warrior-king.
Explore the second largest city in Zimbabwe before heading out on foot to track rhinos in Matobo National Park.
Cross into Botswana and traverse the magnificent Makgadikgadi Pans – one of the largest salt pans in the world.
Travel to Maun, a modern African town 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.
Head south and camp at the Dqae Qare Game Reserve, a community project located in the Kalahari Desert.
Make tracks to the German colonial town of Windhoek, a curious mixture of African and European culture.
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.
Bush camp in the shadow of Spitzkoppe and witness a golden sunset over this remote region.
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.
Use Sesriem as a base for exploring the incredible Namib Desert – home to some of the world's tallest sand dunes.
Witness a sunrise over the vast plains of the desert before escaping the heat of the desert in riverside Bethanie.
Explore the incredible Giant’s Playground, a collection of magma formations that have to be seen to be believed. Then, arrive at the Fish River Canyon and be treated to some phenomenal views.
Camp on the scenic banks of the Gariep River.
Cruise into South Africa to explore the rock art of Citrusdal or take an optional winery tour.
The journey comes to an end in the coastal haven of Cape Town.
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Inclusions

Meals
n/a
Transport
Mokoro, Overland vehicle
Accommodation
Bungalow (1 night), Bush camp (no facilities) (1 night), Camping (with facilities) (20 nights), Hotel (1 night)
Included activities
  • Cape Cross seal colony
  • Fish River Canyon
  • Painted Dog Conservation Centre
  • Visit Victoria Falls

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