Cape Town to Vic Falls

22 Days | Enjoy a wild African adventure from South Africa to Zimbabwe

5 out of 5 based on 77 reviews submitted.
Overland
Wildlife
From
NZD $3,888
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Get set for an adventure packed with majestic wildlife, remote desert landscapes, semi-nomadic tribal communities and natural wonders. From the stunning beauty of Cape Town and a burnt orange sunset over Namibia's Fish River Canyon to a river cruise through Chobe National Park, this experience will create memories to last a lifetime. Canoe down the Okavango Delta in Botswana, embark on a game drive in Etosha National Park and feel the raw power of Victoria Falls on this 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
Zimbabwe, Namibia, Botswana, South Africa
Physical rating
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Style
Basix
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 22
Trip code
UXOF
This trip generates 19 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
  • 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.
  • 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 civilization with an overnight stay at your island camp.
  • 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 (unless you’re on an Original or Comfort style trip), occasionally roughing it in the bush with no facilities, and getting the best possible views of the ‘big five’. While the trucks don’t have air conditioning, they do have drop down windows which let in the breeze and make it even easier to take spectacular snaps of the local 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
  • To get to your Okavango Delta campsite, you'll travel by mokoro, a dugout canoe, to pass over the shallow waterways. Mokoros are small but stable, and local tribesman will be there to guide you.
  • 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.
  • You may also want to check out our Cape to Zanzibar trip if you have more time to explore in Africa.

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 - NAD525
  • 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
  • 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

5 out of 5 based on 77 reviews submitted.
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Robert · Traveled January 2024
An excellent trip giving a wonderful vista of Africa,pace of life good and inclusive trips all you need for perfect time away
Review submitted 30 Jan 2024

Dylan · Traveled December 2023
Amazing tour with very friendly staff. Our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and enthusiastic to share it with the group, as well as being very approachable and friendly at all times. Itinerary was great, and allowed a bit of freedom in choosing activities. Overall amazing first adventure to Africa, would 100% recommend
Review submitted 28 Jan 2024

Cristina · Traveled December 2023
Fantastic trip with a great crew & itinerary! As a 1st time camper & solo female traveler, I felt safe and had an incredible time with a group of amazing people!
Review submitted 07 Jan 2024

Sarah · Traveled December 2023
A mind expanding, heart warming trip, with all the logistics brilliantly managed. Our guide, cook, driver were absolutely brilliant - they really made the trip. Super experienced staff and well thought through at every step. Intrepid is B Corp certified which adds to their credibility as a responsible company. Super impressed
Review submitted 12 Jan 2024

Helen · Traveled December 2023
I totally loved this trip. The crew were absolutely fantastic in how they looked after us, totally above and beyond. I’m 50+ and vegan - food was great (thanks OT), MJ knowledgeable and enthusiastic and Odoyo was Mr Fixit The animals, history, culture and other travellers. I’d totally recommend.
Review submitted 12 Jan 2024
Cape Town to Vic Falls
From
NZD $3,888