An adventure through the heart of Southern Africa's dramatic scenery.
Cape Town to Victoria Falls is one of the world's great classic journeys. From Africa's most cosmopolitan city this trip takes us through spectacular desert scenery, wildlife-rich game parks, one of the largest inland deltas on Earth and finally mighty Victoria Falls. The changing desert landscapes of Namibia are only matched by its endless skies and, at night, the infinite Milky Way.
Reaching Botswana and Zambia, the desert gives way to wetlands as the Okavango River fans out into a giant delta and the Zambezi plummets over 100m at Victoria Falls. Along the way we can partake in numerous activities from wine tasting to sandboarding. We hike to ancient rock paintings, glide along in dug-out canoes and visit some of the best game parks in southern Africa.
We offer both camping and lodge departures on this trip allowing you to choose your own comfort level.
What makes this trip responsible?
On our camping departures we are able to use some campsites that are owned by the local community. For example we stay at the Aba Huab campsite near Twyfelfontein, which is owned by the Dama people so by staying here we are directly supporting the local community. Projects like this are supported by NACOBTA (Namibia Community Based Tourism Association) – a non-profit membership organisation that supports local communities in developing tourism enterprises in Namibia. Whilst camping, the leaders ensure that we minimise impact as much as possible by such things as clearing up camping areas after use and limiting water usage. The campsite at Sesriem has introduced a recycling system which clients are encouraged to use.
Guests of the locally run hotel in Swakopmund are asked to limit water usage as they are in a desert environment where water is limited. We also limit the group size to 12 to reduce cultural and environmental impacts.
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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe