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Cape Town to Victoria Falls Adventure
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This 18-day journey through four African countries hits the highlights and is perfect for the adventurer who wants to discover the regions diversity. Explore the Okavango Delta by dugout mokoro canoe, marvel at some of the highest sand dunes in the world in the Namib Desert, and meet the San Bushmen of the Kalahari. Your knowledgeable CEO will take care of the hassles and planning while you recharge in hotels, bushmen huts, and camps for a once-in-a-lifetime cultural experience you'll forever treasure.

  • Duration: 18 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
  • For lovers of:
  • Physical rating: Light
  • Accommodation standard:   Budget%
  • Traveller Tour Rating: 80.0%  
  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Supplier Tour ID/Link Tour Code: DAFD/126760
  • Starts: Cape Town, South Africa
  • Finishes: Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
You will Visit
  • Cape Town
  • Victoria Falls

Itinerary

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Day 1: Cape Town

Arrive at any time.
There are no activities planned on until an evening welcome meeting. We highly recommend booking pre-accommodation to fully enjoy this city.

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Day 2: Cape Town/Lambert's Bay

Head up the coast to Lambert's Bay, stopping along the way. Opt to visit Bird Island or stroll through this charming town.
Travelling from Cape Town, continue north towards Namaqualand, keeping an eye out for fields of Namaqualand daisies (in season August and September).

At Clanwilliam, head towards the coast again and on to Lambert's Bay, a picturesque town on the west coast of South Africa.

Stop along the way at a wine farm and opt to taste the local vintage.

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Day 3: Lambert's Bay/Orange River

Continue north and cross into Namibia. Settle in by the banks of the Gariep River with time to swim or just relax.
Travelling north, enjoy a full day's travel through this dry and remote part of South Africa.

In the mid-afternoon, cross into Namibia and a more arid region and stop at scenic Gariep (Orange) River for the evening.

After getting settled, enjoy the late afternoon by the river bank.

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Day 4: Orange River/Fish River Canyon

Continue on to Fish River Canyon, the largest canyon in Africa, and take in the majestic beauty. Opt to relax in the hotel's pool while enjoying the beautiful scenery.

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Day 5: Fish River Canyon/Namib Desert

Travel north from the Fish River Canyon, enjoying dramatic Namibian landscapes as you move up towards Sesriem.
Continue through Namaland en route to the Namib Desert.

Arrive in the area in the late afternoon, where the towering red sand dunes of Sossusvlei form the gateway into the Namib Desert.

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Day 6: Namib Desert

Visit Sossusvlei Dunes and Sesriem Canyon. Opt to climb up the breathtaking Dune 45.
Enjoy a visit to Sossusvlei, a clay pan enclosed by the world's largest sand dunes, up to 300m (984 ft) high. Here, use some free time to enjoy the sand dunes on your own. Visit the Sesriem Canyon, a small canyon typical of the area.

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Day 7: Namib Desert/Swakopmund

Enjoy the views of the Namib desert before arriving in the historical town of Swakopmund.
Get a real feel for the Namib Desert as we spend hours crossing this empty region.

En route to the Namibian coast, take a coffee break in Solitaire, a mystical village consisting of a filling station, general dealer/coffee shop, and small mechanical workshop. Before arriving to Swakopmund, drive through Walvis Bay, the only town on the Namibian coastline that boasts a deep-sea harbor.

Spend two nights in the area exploring this historical town or trying some of the numerous activities available, such as sandboarding or a skydiving.

Swakopmund has bizarre lunar landscapes, unforgettable sunsets, and prehistoric Welwitchia plants.

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Day 8: Swakopmund

Spend a day exploring all the area has to offer. Optional activities include sandboarding, skydiving, and quad biking.

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Day 9: Swakopmund/Etosha National Park

Enter Etosha National Park and enjoy an afternoon wildlife safari drive in our touring vehicle. Opt to explore more on an open safari vehicle drive.
Begin moving east into the interior of Namibia. On this route, pass through a lunar landscape and see the imposing Spitzkoppe, also known as the “Matterhorn” of Namibia, in the distance.

Visit Etosha National Park on a wildlife safari drive in our touring vehicle. Keep an eye out for lions, giraffes, elephants, rhinos, and antelopes.

After sunset, some animals may head to the watering holes near the campground.

Opt to head out for more wildlife safari drives in an open safari vehicle to make the most of your time here.

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Day 10: Etosha National Park

Enjoy another wildlife safari drive in our touring vehicle and keep your eyes peeled for the vast array of incredible animals.

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Day 11: Etosha National Park/Windhoek

Explore the German-influenced capital city of Windhoek.
Leave Etosha National Park and head south through the Namibian countryside to Windhoek.

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Day 12: Windhoek/Kalahari Desert

Explore the Kalahari Desert. Learn fascinating survival skills from the local San Bushmen on an optional walk and choose to enjoy a traditional bushmen dance in the evening.
Continue through the eastern part of Namibia and cross into Botswana before travelling into the heart of the Kalahari.

Arrive in the late afternoon and camp close to Ghanzi. Opt for a “bushman walk and dance”. Enjoy a local meal before settling in for the night.

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Day 13: Kalahari Desert/Maun

Prepare for a 1-night/2-day journey into the Okavango Delta. Opt to take a scenic flight over the delta.
Travel along the northern portions of the Kalahari Desert throughout the day – this is a severely arid and barren landscape, though very beautiful.

After arrival in Maun, the biggest town in the Okavango Delta area, pick up any supplies needed and prepare for the journey into the Okavango Delta.

In the evening, watch a traditional dance group performance on the poolside terrace.

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Day 14: Okavango Delta

Enjoy wildlife walks, birding and traditional mokoro excursions in the Okavango Delta. Learn the ways of the bush from the local 'polers'.
The excursion begins with a drive in customized safari vehicles for about 1-2 hrs to the "dock" to board a mokoro (a dugout canoe) that takes us deep into the delta. After a 1-2 hrs in the mokoro, arrive to the basic bush camp.

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Day 15: Okavango Delta/Nata

Travel to Nata. Opt for a sunset wildlife safari drive or bush walk in the area. Watch elephants drink from the camp's watering hole at night.
Enjoy one last sunrise in the delta before travelling back to Maun by mokoro. Stop in Maun, pick up your luggage, have lunch, and continue to Nata.

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Day 16: Nata/Kasane

Travel to Kasane. Opt to embark on a sunset boat cruise or photo wildlife safari on the Chobe River.
Travel to Kasane outside the gates of Chobe National Park, home to the largest elephant population in Southern Africa.

Opt for an evening boat cruise or wildlife safari drive. For photography enthusiasts, this place is heaven with hippos, elephants, and crocodiles all living by the river.

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Day 17: Kasane/Victoria Falls

Opt for an early morning wildlife safari drive, before crossing into Zimbabwe. Choose to enjoy a visit to Victoria Falls, or try a helicopter flight over them.
Opt for a sunrise wildlife safari drive for one last chance to see the Big Five.

Cross the border to enter into Zimbabwe and continue on to Victoria Falls, arriving in the early afternoon. This is a great base to see natural wonders and take part in some adventure activities.

Opt to get up close (and wet from the spray) while visiting the immense Victoria Falls, raft the whitewater of the mighty Zambezi, or, for the more adventurous, bungee jump with Victoria Falls in view.

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Day 18: Victoria Falls

Depart at any time.

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • Fish River Canyon entrance
    • Sossusvlei Dunes and Sesriem Canyon entrance
    • Swakopmund stay
    • Etosha National Park entrance and wildlife safari drives in our vehicle
    • Traditional dinner
    • Okavango Delta excursion with entrance, wildlife walks and mokoro trips
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    Accommodation
    • Hotels (6 nts), bushmen hut (1 nt), lodge/chalet (4 nts), guesthouse (1 nt), basic camping (1 nt), participation camping (4 nts)
    • 12 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 5 dinners
    Transport
    • Air-conditioned touring vehicle, walking, mokoros, safari vehicle
    Group Leader
    • Chief Experience Officer (CEO)/driver throughout, local guides
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Tour Highlights:
  • Marvel at Fish River Canyon
  • Explore giant sand dunes and Victoria Falls
  • Track the Big Five
  • Take wildlife walks and dugout canoe rides


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Neville M. Posted on: 

Every day was one big adventure with lots of surprises. I wish I could relive it all over again!!

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Alistair W. Posted on: 

Absolutely fantastic trip! I had never been on a group travel adventure holiday before and didn't know what to expect, but this trip far surpassed any expectations! I cannot wait for my next G Adventure! Overall, the trip was extremely well organized, was set at exactly the right pace and was totally enjoyable.

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Meredith G. Posted on: 

When researching an affordable way to travel to Africa, I was fortunate enough to have a friend tell me about G Adventures. Because the price was much cheaper than any other company, I figured there would be a catch. Not the case at all. We had the best guides, wonderful lodging, and the time of our lives.

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Robert D. Posted on: 

Accommodations were excellent, our guide(Paul) was very knowledgeable and our driver (Rupert) was excellent as well.

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Kara P. Posted on: 

The trip of a lifetime. 10,000 words could not describe it. The tour was great in every way.

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Paul E. Posted on: 

Great introduction to key sites in Namibia and Botswana.

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Michelle K. Posted on: 

The tour itself was very good - very thorough. It was incredibly tiring because there was so much driving. There were also days in which it was a bit boring just to be on the bus all the time. But when we got to the actual areas where we were going to see natural stuff and animals - it was fantastic!

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Carly B. Posted on: 

This trip was more than I had hoped for! So much was included I was just overwhelmed...and ecstatic!

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Jesse W. Posted on: 

Loved it....fantastic scenery, sites, and people aong the way!

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Hartley W. Posted on: 

We had a wonderful time. It was a great mix of flora and fauna and culture. We specifically enjoyed the cultural aspect. But we got to see 4 / the big 5 so all was wonderful.

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Brian D. Posted on: 

With the exception of the town of Gobabis, this was a phenominal experience. Each day brought with it the opportunity to experience something unique.

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Kellie J. Posted on: 

The best!!!! A great tour with an excellent guide and a wide range of adventure activities. Loved it!!!

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Julie S. Posted on: 

This was a truly epic trip, with so many things to see and experience. We had a fabulous time.

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Millicent M. Posted on: 

This trip was totally amazing in regard to area covered, the diversity of experiences to which we were exposed, the quality of the accommodations, and even the uniqueness of the dining experiences. It actually far exceeded my expectations. We also saw a wide variety and a large number of animals.

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Debbi K. Posted on: 

Fantastic! I actually enjoyed this second leg of the trip even more than the first, and that first part had been fabulous.

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Ivana M. Posted on: 

A great tour, with so many different and beautiful places, people and wildlife.

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Richard H. Posted on: 

A great overview of the countries visited. We will certainly return to Africa

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Jean F. Posted on: 

The tour exceeded our expectations, and overall was a really great experience.

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Carol F. Posted on: 

Exposure to a wide range of geographic features and wonderful game viewing. Our tour leader was one of the best I've ever experienced.

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Kara P. Posted on: 

The tour was fantastic. We covered a great distance and saw very different lansdcapes and cultures along the way. I would highly recommend this tour.

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Andreas V. Posted on: 

An absolutely great trip! Professional and very pleasant guide, good accommodation at wonderful locations and a well chosen itinerary.

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Charles S. Posted on: 

A great bargain. Prior to booking the trip, I had investigated the costs and logistics involved in traveling solo to Etosha and Okavango. It would have cost a fortune. This was my third trip to southern Africa and covered all the territory and sites that I still wanted to see in the region.

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Elizabeth B. Posted on: 

I had the time of my life on this trip and made some amazing friends along the way. G Adventures and my guide far exceeded my expectations on this holiday and I will not hesitate to recommend G Adventures to everyone I meet!

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Sharon W. Posted on: 

The tour was very well organised and offered a fabulous variety of scenery, culture, activity and relaxation. I recommend this particular tour to anybody who wants to see and experience first hand and go in 3 weeks some 4800 km in distance in relative comfort.

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Pascale W. Posted on: 

Exceptionally high standard of accommodations for this level of a G Adventures tour!

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Stacey S. Posted on: 

The accommodation was awesome. It was so much better than I expected. Camping was a bit rough for me but it all adds to the experience. The staff were amazing. Couldn't ask for a better crew. The vehicle was great. We didn't get bogged once and the bus driver was very professional.

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Paul H. Posted on: 

An unforgettable trip through Namibia and Botswana that included spectacular scenery, amazing wildlife viewing, and great food and accommodation. Highly recommended!

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Emma B. Posted on: 

The tour was awesome, so well organised and the expeiences were a great mix of flora, fauna and the people.

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Mary Anne J. Posted on: 

I would certainly recommend this tour to others.

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William A. Posted on: 

Paul Roos was the tour leader, and he was very knowledgeable about all countries which were a part of this trip. He was an integral part to the success of this trip.

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David H. Posted on: 

A well organised and planned tour. We saw lots of amazing things and were always clear about what was happening. Our accommodation was good, food was good and we had something interesting every day, even on the long drives.

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Claire V. Posted on: 

This was an excellent holiday, which exceeded all my expectations. The trip had such variety with each day being totally different from the day before. I really enjoyed traveling with G Adventures and will certainly consider traveling with them again.

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Jillian G. Posted on: 

The tour was fantastic. The diversity of the landscape was great - from the ocean to the Namib desert to the Delta. Highlights were camping in the Delta and Etosha.

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Caroline B. Posted on: 

We expected our trip (honeymoon) to be amazing. It was beyond amazing, I don't think there is a word to describe just how much we loved the whole journey and African experience. This all had to do with our amazing tour leader.

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Valerie S. Posted on: 

Great trip! I've taken a lot of trips with G Adventures and this is one of my favorites.

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Jan Leopold Maria V Posted on: 

This was our first G Adventures experience and it was great, due to the trip in itself, the fellow travellers, the guide and the driver. Our bodies are back home,our mind is still there, certainly related to the good moments we all had together. In 3 weeks we saw a very varying part of Africa, which we didn't expect to see.

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James A. Posted on: 

The whole trip was excellent, very well organized, great fun and a wonderful experience. It was as good as promised in every respect.

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Ashley N. Posted on: 

A fascinating adventure; with stunning scenery, whimsical wildlife and great people. All of which made an unforgettable experience.

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Luke A. Posted on: 

The tour was awesome, the driver and tour guide made the tour for me in every aspect and the accommodation was better than we deserved.

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Tom W. Posted on: 

Our tour leader was excellent and trip was very well organized. There were numerous highlights on the trip, and we enjoyed it very much.

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Melanie S. Posted on: 

This was one of the best holidays of my life.

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