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.
This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 January 2018 to 31 December 2018. View the itinerary for departures between 01 January 2019 - 31 December 2019
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 4.85 out of 5 based on 186 reviews in the last year.
After my first Intrepid trip, I know I won’t be touring with anyone else. They have inspired a future of travel and I can’t wait to explore the world with their amazing team.
Review submitted 16 Sep 2018
This was an absolutely amazing trip. Everyday there was something interesting to see. We pitched our tents in front of some of the most stunning views and went to sleep listening to the sounds of hippos and elephants. Vic Falls was amazing as was the Okavango Delta and visiting the San Bushmen. Watching giraffes drinking at waterholes and visiting Rhinos on a walking safari were also amazing experiences. Yes some travel days are long but come prepared with downloaded movies, a good book or podcasts and a pack of cards as there is a table on the truck. Be prepared to forgo some luxuries such as clean toilets and hot showers but the memories of these will be overshadowed by the unforgettable experiences you will have. Make sure you have enough US dollars for the East African countries as most upgrades and optional activities require them but as you move further south a visa card is more useful. Some good moisturiser for your hands and feet will also be useful as they become cracked and dry from putting up the tents and constant hand washing. These things can be bought in Africa however. I found hiring a sleeping bag also very useful as it was warm. Have some smaller bags for organising what you want to take into the tent each night rather than carrying all of your luggage. Don't forget a good headtorch and camera. Be prepared to have a great time and if you end up with Martin, Daniel and John as your crew you most certainly will.
Review submitted 15 Sep 2018