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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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Trip Validity

  • 2014-07-01 - 2015-01-04

Embark on a leisurely-paced small group adventure from Vic Falls to 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 blown away by the sheer force of Victoria Falls. With welcoming locals and genuine experiences around every corner, this trip is full of surprises.

  • 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

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
  • Finish:

    Cape Town, South Africa
  • Group size:

    Min 1 , Max 15
  • Ages:

    Min 15
  • Meals:

    21 breakfasts, 13 lunches, 17 dinners
  • Accommodation:

    Cabin (1 nt), Chalet (5 nts), Guesthouse (3 nts), Hotel (3 nts), Houseboat (2 nts), Lodge (7 nts)
  • Transport:

    Canoe, Mokoro, Overland vehicle
  • Included activities:

    Chobe - River cruise, Etosha National Park - Game drives, Fish River Canyon, Lamberts bay - Cape Gannet Island, Mahango Game Reserve - Game drive en route to Caprivi Strip, Okavango Delta - Mokoro tours & game walks, Orange River - Canoe trail (half day), Petrified Forest, Rainbow Lodge Village Tour, Sesriem Canyon - Desert dunes climb and walk, Twyfelfontein - Bushman Paintings, Twyfelfontein Heritage Site, Visit Victoria Falls

  • Carbon emissions offset:

    975kg pp per trip
  • Notes:

    1. A single supplement is available on this trip. Please note: the single supplement does not apply to the nights spent on the Housebat ( 2 nights). 2. An arrival transfer is included. Please advise flight details at time of booking, or at a minimum 15 days prior to travel. 3. This is a combination trip. Please see trip notes (Important notes) for more details. 4. This trip finishes on arrival in Cape Town on Day 22. Please do not book any flights departing before 10pm. 5. This trip is run by our experienced sister company Peregrine Adventures. Your group is therefore likely to be a mixture of Intrepid passengers and other like-minded international travellers. 6. Please note that overland trucks used on this itinerary are not air-conditioned.

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Days 1-2 Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls is a town on the Zimbabwean side of the falls, with spectacular views and a reputation as the adventure capital of Zimbabwe.

Days 3-4 Chobe National Park

With a diverse range of ecosystems, a humungous number of elephants and the largest concentration of game found in Africa, Chobe National Park is safari heaven.

Days 5-6 Caprivi Strip

A paradise of flooded plains and swamps, teeming with wildlife, the Caprivi Strip is a long finger of land jutting out from north-eastern Namibia.

Days 7-8 Okavango Delta

Full of animals, islands and unforgettable scenery, the Okavango Delta is the world's largest inland delta and is best explored by mokoro (dugout canoe).

Day 9 Rundu

Located across the river from Angola, Rundu is a medium-sized town that is well-known for its wood carving and lively open market.

Days 10-11 Etosha National Park

With excellent game viewing and stunning landscapes, Etosha National Park was established in 1907 and is home to hundreds of animal, reptile and bird species.

Days 12-13 Damaraland

Home to Namibia's highest peak, ancient rock paintings and petrified forests, the harshly beautiful and sparsely populated Damaraland region is a land of spectacular contrasts.

Day 14 Windhoek

In Windhoek, it almost feels as if you've stepped out of Africa and into Europe with its Germanic architecture, cosy street cafes and modern malls.

Days 15-16 Swakopmund

Swakopmund sits on Namibia's Atlantic Coast, virtually surrounded by the Namib Desert, and has beautiful colonial architecture and a large array of adventure sports on offer.

Days 17-18 Sossusvlei

With their magnificent red/orange tones and fascinating shapes, the most spectacular of the Namib Desert's vast dune fields can be found in the Sossusvlei area.

Day 19 Fish River Canyon

A truly spectacular sight to behold, especially at sunset, Fish River Canyon's orange-pink hues and momentous size are awe-inspiring.

Day 20 Orange River

Located on the north bank of the Orange River near the South African border, Noordoewer is a great place to see by canoe.

Day 21 Lamberts Bay

Known for its long white beaches, fresh lobster and abundant birdlife, Lamberts Bay is a quaint little fishing town that's easily explored on foot.

Day 22 Cape Town

Dominated by spectacular Table Mountain, Cape Town is a city that keeps on giving with its beautiful coastlines, world-class cuisine, excellent wineries and beautiful architecture.
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