Explore the contrasting lands of southern Africa
Experience the extremes of southern Africa's landscapes on this journey from the thunderous Victoria Falls to cosmopolitan Cape Town. Travel down lush waterways in the enigmatic Okavango Delta, cruise past elephants and birds on the Chobe River, climb giant sand dunes in Namibia, camp to the sounds of Africa's wildlife and spot big cats, rhinos, zebras and antelopes on Etosha National Park's arid plains. Visit the people who make their homes here, from cheerful delta mokoro polers to the fascinating San Bushmen. Get ready for this unforgettable tour through a land of contrasts.
Scramble to the top of Sesriem, one of the world's highest sand dunes
Visit the incredible seal colonies of Cape Cross near Spitzkoppe
Spot exotic wildlife on a full-day game drive through Etosha National Park
Learn about the hunter-gatherer traditions of the San Bushmen outside of Grootfontein
Glide down Botswana's Okavango Delta on a mokoro
Hear the roar of the mighty Victoria Falls from the Zimbabwe side
To get to your Okavango Delta campsite, you'll travel by mokoro, a dugout canoe, to pass over the shallow waterways. They're small but stable, and local tribesman will be there to guide you.
Purpose-built overland vehicles are used for the duration of this trip. These multi-purpose trucks, equipped with large sliding windows, allow for excellent game viewing. There is no air-conditioning, however, so it can get hot and dusty inside.
The going can be slow over these long distances, and the roads can be bumpy. A little bit of patience will go a long way towards your enjoyment of this beautiful land!
This is a participatory camping trip, so embrace the team spirit. You will be expected to set up and take down your own tent as well as assist with food preparation and cleaning.
As the early bird catches the worm, the early camper sights the animals. 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.
Some passengers on this trip will have been travelling together prior to the start of your trip. To see what you're missing out on check out our Zanzibar to Cape Town trip.
1. A single supplement is available on this trip. Please refer to your booking agent for further information. Please note, the single supplement does not apply to nights 14-16 in Swakopmund.
2. This trip finishes upon arrival at our finish point hotel in Cape Town on Day 22. Please do not book any flights until after 7pm this evening.
Our Vic Falls to Cape Town trips score an average of 4.87 out of 5 based on 166 reviews in the last year.
The best way to travel is with Intrepid...amazing guides, ease to move within unknown areas, surprising and unexpected encounters along the way and wonderful, like minded individuals along the way!
Review submitted 13 Jul 2018
My 48 days overland trip from Nairobi to Cape Town was a great experience, and at the age of 65 was never too 'basic' or rough for me. In fact, I loved my tent and was very comfortable in it. I didn't book a single supplement to begin with, but changed my mind after a week, and that wasn't a problem to our tour leader. My happiness and sleep increased after that as I'm a very early riser and don't like disturbing other people. As an almost-vegan, I was so impressed with the brilliant variety and amount of food I wanted to eat at each meal, and Simon, our cook was fantastic at looking after everyone's needs. The long days in the truck were made more comfortable by the fact that it wasn't full, especially at the beginning, the charging facilities at every seat were great, and there is plenty of storage space for everything. Our crew were all great, and you definitely can't go wrong with MJ, Simon (our marvellous chef), Martin, John and Jackson, who were so good at their jobs and friendly and fun as well. We had a wide range of ages (24 to 71) which worked well. My tips are to remember that cold means VERY COLD in the winter, and I needed to buy an extra blanket in Zimbabwe for the rest of the trip as my sleeping bag wasn't thick enough. The foam sleeping mats are comfy and thick enough, but I brought a short self-inflating mat as well, and only used it when it became cold, adding extra insulation. My most useful extras were a good power bank, head torch, extra hanging lamp for the tent, gloves (for difficult tent hooks and the cold), stretchy washing line and sink plug, and a cryptic crossword book to while away the hours whilst looking out of the window ..... and of course, Spotify on my phone! Thanks to everyone for a brilliant experience, and I'm already thinking about the next one I will do.
Review submitted 10 Jul 2018