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 157 reviews in the last year.
If you are up for camping, early starts and getting involved in group activities, then this tour will not disappoint you. This holiday really was a once in a lifetime experience, where each day brought new learning and wonders - whether it was engaging in a new culture, eating unusual food, seeing beautiful animals in their natural habitat or quad biking through sand dunes as far as the eye can see, every day was full and exciting. If you want a real treat, stay up after midnight in Okaukuejo Camp in Etosha National Park and head to the watering hole. We were there for hours watching rhino and elephants and giraffe and zebra drinking throughout the night.
Review submitted 20 Mar 2018
This was an amazing trip and a fantastic way to see Namibia in particular, as the distances that you drive there are huge and there is no support in case of breakdowns! The variations in landscape, wildlife and cultures is dramatic even for someone who lives in Africa. Carry a proper pillow and a sleeping bag liner to avoid being too hot at night. Don't worry about snacks, there are almost daily stops in markets where you can buy these! Sleeping on a camping mattress, taking down and putting up tents daily, participating in cooking and cleaning and long hours on the truck can take their toll.
Review submitted 05 Mar 2018