The journey from Cape Town to Victoria Falls is the most spectacular and diverse in the whole of Africa.
Cape Town needs no introduction as a stunning city, but you may be surprised at the delights of Namibia: the Fish River Canyon, the second deepest canyon in the world; the dramatic Namib-Naukluft Desert; the towering sand dunes at Sossusvlei. Further north, Etosha National Park is an arid landscape interspersed with game-rich waterholes.
The Panhandle of the Okavango Delta could not offer a more dramatic contrast and we experience some tranquil game viewing in dugout canoes before a river cruise and game drive in Chobe National Park.
The trip ends in Victoria Falls, one of the most awe-inspiring sights in the world.
In response to feedback from our travellers, we also offer hotel/lodge based departures of this trip. The itinerary is exactly the same as the standard camping departures. Please see the Trip Notes for full details.
Countries visited: Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, Zimbabwe
Start Cape Town; visit Cape Point.
Visit Table Mountain, optional trip on the cable car (weather permitting); afternoon visit local vineyard.
Drive through the town of Citrusdal to Olifants River.
Free time to canoe on the Orange River.
Into Namibia: to Fish River Canyon; afternoon walk.
Drive to Sesriem.
Full day to explore the highest sand dunes in the world.
Full day to enjoy optional activities such as sandboarding or sailing.
Visit the Cape fur seal colony en route to Twyfelfontein.
Visit bushman etchings at Twyfelfontein; to Etosha N.P.
13 - 14
Two days fabulous game viewing in Etosha.
Okavango Delta Panhandle; drive to Ngepi Camp on the Okavango River.
Relax in a mokoro along the quiet waters of the Okavango.
Drive through the Caprivi Strip and into Botswana; camp on banks of the Chobe River.
Early morning game drive and afternoon boat ride in Chobe N.P.
To Livingstone; visit Victoria Falls.
Full day to enjoy optional activities available, including whitewater rafting or bungee jumping.