Cape Town to Vic Falls

22 Days | Embark on a wild South African adventure in search of elephants and antelope

4.9 out of 5 based on 90 reviews submitted.
Overland
Wildlife
From
CAD $3,375
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Get set for an adventure packed with roaming wildlife, remote desert landscapes, semi-nomadic tribal communities and natural wonders – this is South Africa! From Cape Town, this 22-day overland adventure takes you on a ride through Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe. See a burnt orange sunset over Fish River Canyon, take a river cruise through Chobe National Park and canoe down the Okavango Delta. Embark on a game drive in Etosha National Park, look out for the Big Five and the endangered black rhino and feel the raw power of Victoria Falls on a journey filled with the very best of southern Africa.

Trip overview

Map of Cape Town To Vic Falls including Botswana, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe
Start
Cape Town, South Africa
Finish
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Theme
Overland, Wildlife
Destinations
South Africa, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Botswana
Physical rating
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Style
Basix
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 22
Trip code
UXOF
This trip generates 18 kg of CO2-e per person per day.
We offset these emissions on your behalf. But we know that is not enough, so we also have a carbon reduction target.

Why you'll love this trip
  • Enjoy a full-day game drive in Etosha National Park – home to a wide range of Southern Africa's wildlife, including the endangered black rhino.
  • Glide through the lily-pad-clad waterways of the Okavango Delta on a mokoro (a small dugout canoe) and escape civilisation with an overnight stay at your island camp surrounded by hippos.
  • Listen to the songs and stories of Namibia’s San people, the oldest inhabitants of Southern Africa, and gain an insight into their traditional customs and beliefs.
  • Take an optional cruise down the Chobe River for the opportunity to get up close (but not too personal!) to hippos, crocodiles and the Chobe icon – the magnificent African elephant.
  • Be mesmerised by the staggering force and beauty of Victoria Falls, and experience first-hand why it’s renowned as the ‘smoke that thunders’ – a natural wonder that must be seen to be believed.
  • By travelling on this trip, you’ll directly support our Intrepid Foundation partner, Victoria Falls Wildlife Trust. Donations help employ a team of Community Guardians who collaborate with locals to find sustainable solutions to human-wildlife conflict and conservation in Southern Africa.

Is this trip right for you?
  • This is an overland trip. That means you’ll be travelling with a group in a purpose-built vehicle, visiting remote communities, setting up your own tent, occasionally roughing it in the bush with no facilities, and getting the best possible views of Africa’s iconic wildlife. The drive days can be long, but it’s as much about the journey as the destination, and half the fun is the camaraderie. For more info on this style of travel, see our Africa Overland page: https://www.intrepidtravel.com/au/africa/overland
  • There will be many early starts either to make use of the better safari time or to beat the morning traffic on long travel days.
  • Camping out in the amazing Okavango wilderness means digging a bush toilet and going without a shower. It's all part of the delta experience.

Itinerary

Map of Cape Town To Vic Falls including Botswana, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe

Inclusions

Meals

19 breakfasts, 12 lunches, 16 dinners

Transport

Overland vehicle, Open safari vehicle, Mokoro

Accommodation

Camping (with facilities) (15 nights), Camping (with basic facilities) (1 night), Camping (without facilities) (1 night), Cabin (3 nights), Hotel (1 night)

Activities
  • Fish River Canyon - Canyon entrance
  • Sossusvlei - 4x4 Tour
  • Sesriem - Sand dunes visit
  • Cape Cross Nature Reserve - Cape Cross seal colony
  • Etosha National Park - Overland Vehicle Game Drive
  • Grootfontein - San Bushman cultural experience
  • Okavango Delta - Mokoro safari
  • Okavango Delta - Boat Safari
  • Okavango Delta - Nature Walk
  • Okavango Delta – Mokoro Safari
  • Okavango Delta - Nature walk
  • Chobe National Park - Dawn Open 4x4 Game Drive
Add on activities
  • Cape Town - Table Mountain Hike - ZAR1600
  • Cape Town - Table Mountain Aerial Cable - ZAR380
  • Cape Town - Robben Island tour - ZAR550
  • Cape Town - Best of the Cape Combo Tour - Full Day - ZAR2000
  • Cape Town - Cape Peninsula and SUP Tour - Full Day - ZAR2100
  • Cape Town - Robben Island Ferry & Table Mountain Tour - Full Day - ZAR1800
  • Cape Town - Winelands Tour - Full Day - ZAR1600
  • Cape Town - Winelands Tour - Half Day - ZAR1000
  • Cape Town - Cape Peninsula & Table Mountain Tour - Full Day - ZAR2000
  • Cape Town - Cape Malay Cooking Tour - Half Day - ZAR1200
  • Cape Town - Township Experience - Half Day - ZAR965
  • Cape Town - City and Waterfront Tour - Half Day - ZAR1100
  • Cape Town - Cape Peninsula & Kirstenbosch Tour - Full Day - ZAR2000
  • Cape Town - District Six & Bo-Kapp Cultural Tour - Half Day - ZAR965
  • Klawer - Winery visit & tasting - ZAR140
  • Orange River - Canoe trip - NAD550
  • Swakopmund - Swakopmund Museum - USD2
  • Swakopmund - Sea kayaking - USD85
  • Swakopmund - Seal and dolphin cruise - USD60
  • Swakopmund - Horse riding - USD65
  • Swakopmund – Living Desert Tour - USD60
  • Swakopmund – Township Tour - USD45
  • Spitzkoppe - San People rock painting guided walk - ZAR50
  • Etosha National Park - Evening Game Drive - ZAR750
  • Bagani - Sunset Cruise - USD25
  • Okavango Delta - Helicopter Scenic Flight - USD280
  • Chobe National Park - Boat Cruise - BWP270
  • Chobe National Park - Open Safari Vehicle Game Drive - BWP580
  • Victoria Falls - Victoria Falls entrance - USD50
  • Victoria Falls - Canoe trail (full day) - USD185
  • Victoria Falls - Flying fox - USD50
  • Victoria Falls - Gorge swing - USD103
  • Victoria Falls - Helicopter Flight of the Angels (12 mins - Excludes US$25 fuel surcharge and NP fees) - USD150
  • Victoria Falls - Helicopter Flight (25 mins - Excludes US$30 fuel surcharge and NP fees) - USD284
  • Victoria Falls - Rafting & river boarding (half day) - USD218
  • Victoria Falls - Sunset cruise on the Zambezi river - USD50
  • Victoria Falls - Village & township tour - USD61

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Important notes

1. A single supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip. The single supplement excludes Day 7 and Day 9 (Chalet) and Day 17 (Camping) where you will be in shared accommodation and is subject to availability. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.
2. This trip starts with a welcome meeting at 6pm on Day 1 in Cape Town. This trip ends on Day 22 and you are free to leave at any time.

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Reviews

4.9 out of 5 based on 90 reviews submitted.
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Kay · Traveled May 2024
Mambo, Charlo and Ken really were the dream team that helped make this experience so special. An amazing trip with so many highlights with great support and knowledge from a great team. Thank you for a wonderful journey.
Review submitted 31 May 2024

Melissa · Traveled May 2024
This trip was by far one of the best trips I have ever been on. The crew was one of the best I could have asked for. I just want to thank them. You guys are amazing!!
Review submitted 30 May 2024

Janine · Traveled May 2024
Fantastic trip providing an overview of amazing landscapes, culture and of course wildlife. One of the best trips I have been on and led by the best team Mambo, Charlo and Ken. I just wished i could keep going!
Review submitted 29 May 2024

Andrea · Traveled May 2024
Fantastic trip across Namibia, watching the amazing and spectacular scenery change. We had a fantastic crew. Mambo kept us informed and organised, Charlo created amazing meals and Ken got us safely to each destination. All three of the crew were great fun and made our adventure special.
Review submitted 31 May 2024

Marc · Traveled May 2024
This is an amazing insight to this part of Africa, though mainly Namibia. If you're lucky to have Mambo, Charlotte or Ken on your crew then you're very lucky. Thank you so much guys for an amazing trip. Perfect is a word I hardly use but applies for how I felt about this trip. Plus the people we shared this experience with were the icing on the cake.
Review submitted 31 May 2024
Cape Town to Vic Falls
From
CAD $3,375