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.
This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 January 2017 to 31 December 2017. View the itinerary for departures between 01 January 2018 - 31 December 2018
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 4.86 out of 5 based on 122 reviews in the last year.
If you are thinking of doing an overland trip in Africa, I 100% recommend doing it with Intrepid. Loved every moment of my adventure!
Review submitted 16 Oct 2017
INTREPIDS Africa Encompassed Southbound is the first 'group tour' I have done having previously back-packed most my travels. I was a little unsure at first of a set itinerary and 21 other travellers but am so glad I did it! The interary was amazing - saw everything I'd hoped and more. Fellow travellers were great to - a family away from home! But most of all my hat goes off to our guide and crew - they were amazing, incredibly knowledgeable, entertaining and part of 'the family'. I truly incredible adventure - memories to last a lifetime!
Review submitted 15 Oct 2017