The fully guided, 22 days Safari Tour from Victoria Falls to Cape Town provides travellers with an exciting, reliable and comfortable way to explore the many attractions of South Africa, Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe have to offer.
It is a small group semi-participation safari with all nights being accommodated in chalets and permanent tented camps from the mighty Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe to the city of Cape Town.
Accommodation is situated either in National Parks, on the banks of a river, or in other places of interest. Most accommodation options have a private bathroom with a shower and toilet, while others have shared ablutions available. Some properties are equipped with swimming pools and bar areas.
Day 1: Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Arrival in Victoria Falls. We can arrange airport transfers on request. This afternoon is spent at your leisure for optional activities offered.
Day 2: Depart Victoria Falls for Chobe National Park, Botswana
We explore the Victoria Falls on a guided tour. We then depart from Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe onto Botswana. The afternoon is spent on a sunset cruise wildlife viewing in a part of Africa’s unspoilt wilderness, Chobe National Park. Chobe has an abundance of animals whose distinctive calls can be heard throughout the night.
Day 3: Eastern Caprivi, Namibia
Leaving Botswana, we drive through Chobe National Park before crossing over into Namibia and driving through the Caprivi to our camp on the banks of the Kwando River. In the afternoon you will go on a safari drive in the famous Mudumo National Park. In contrast to the rest of Namibia, the area is lush with riverine forest, marshes, dense savannah and mopane woodland.
Day 4 & 5: Caprivi to Okavango Delta, Botswana
We leave our camp on the Caprivi for Etsha, on the western border of the Okavango Delta. The next day is spent exploring the network of water pathways through thick vegetation by mokoros (traditional dugout canoes). The Delta is a well-preserved gem of Africa with a vast oasis of crystal clear lake lets, lagoons and palm-fringed islands. On our last evening in the Delta, we feast with a braai (barbeque).
Day 6 & 7: Okavango Delta to Kavango River, Namibia
Leaving Botswana, we make our way into Namibia and head along the Caprivi to Rundu and onto N’Kwazi River Camp, which is on the bank of the Kavango River, overlooking Angola. A sunset cruise, horse riding, traditional dancing in the evening as well as visiting a local village are optional, or you can just put your feet up and relax on the banks of the river as the sun sets.
Day 8, 9 & 10: Etosha National Park, Namibia
The following morning we head off to Etosha National Park. We fill the next two days with safari drives, which includes evening wildlife viewing at floodlit waterholes. In the mornings we have the opportunity to take a safari drive at sunrise. At all three camps, Namutoni, Okaukuejo and Halali you can have a swim in the swimming pool or from sunset till late into the night, the group can watch animals drink at the floodlit waterhole.
Day 11: Kamanjab – Himba Experience, Namibia
We leave the wild animals behind at Etosha and move onto the spectacular scenery of Twyfelfontein. On our way, we visit the small German town of Outjo where we relax for a coffee break. Our final destination for the day will be Kamanjab. Depending on the time of arrival we go and explore a traditional Himba Village that afternoon or the next morning. This will be a journey of cultural exchange and learning and understanding of our last traditional tribe in Namibia, the Ova-Himba.
DAY 12: Petrified Forest and Brandberg (White Lady), Namibia
The Petrified Forest is next on the itinerary before reaching Twyfelfontein where we walk to visit the ancient bushman’s artwork carved and painted into the surrounding Mountains. After doing this walk, we head to our camp at the foot of the Brandberg Mountains.
Day 13: Cape Cross Seal Colony and Swakopmund, Namibia
Today we walk and visit the famous ‘White Lady’ rock painting in Brandberg. We move westwards across the flat desert plains to reach the cold Atlantic coastline. As we follow the Skeleton Coast on our way to Swakopmund, we visit Africa’s most important seal colony at Cape Cross where zoom lenses and binoculars will not be needed.
Day 14: Swakopmund, Namibia
We have the opportunity to explore this quaint German town by day and night. There are some activities to enjoy here: sand boarding, quad biking, skydiving and fishing. You may even dare to brave the icy sea.
Day 15: Namib Naukluft National Park and Kuiseb Canyon, Namibia
Today is spent exploring the barren, arid and sometimes the rocky landscape of the Namib Naukluft National Park. Once we reach Hammerstein Lodge, we camp in wide-open space under the countless stars.
Day 16: Sesriem & Sossusvlei, Namibia
We visit the world’s highest dunes at Sossusvlei. There is the option of taking a shuttle to the dunes instead of walking (optional cost of ZAR 120 pp transfer from 2x4 parking to Sossusvlei/Dead vlei parking area). At sunset, these red dunes, which can reach a height of more than 300 m, are spectacular and provide a fantastic photo opportunity. With luck, there may even be water in the vlei (lake).
Day 17: Fish River Canyon, Namibia
After a long drive, we arrive at the Fish River Canyon and set up camp at Canon Road House. Later in the evening, we take in another perfect African sunset with the magnificent views and scenery along the edge of the Canyon.
Day 18: The Orange River, Namibia
We leave Hobas in the morning for our camp on the banks of the Orange River, which makes up the South African-Namibian boundary. Here you can relax in the water that has supplied the region with its famous diamonds.
Day 19: Canoeing on the Orange River, Namibia
The only travelling today is done in a canoe. Put your feet up and relax as the current takes you downstream – mind the rapids though!
Day 20: West Coast of South Africa and the Namaqualand Flowers, South Africa
We cross the border into South Africa and make our way down the coast. If you are travelling in spring, you will see the spectacular carpets of wildflowers of the famous Namaqualand region. Before you know it, we reach the Cedarberg Mountains where we spend the evening.
Day 21: Cedarberg Mountains / Cape Town, South Africa
A day drive through the mountains takes us to our final destination, Cape Town. We stop at the beach on the Atlantic Ocean to view Table Mountain across the bay.
Day 22: End of Tour, Cape Town, South Africa
The tour ends after breakfast this morning. Airport transfers can be arranged on request.