19-day Victoria Falls to Cape Town (Camping)

Tour Code 23SWS19. Adventure Camping Tours
19 days from
$2'137 USD
USDwas 2515 USD
Plus 390 USD optional Adventure Pass
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Group Size: Maximum 16. Age Group: 18+

Explore southern Africa's highlights on this small group adventure tour


From Africa's premier attraction, Victoria Falls to its most beautiful city Cape Town via the world's oldest desert, the Namib and the tranquillity of the Okavango Delta, dramatic Fish River Canyon and Etosha and Chobe game reserves. This adventure tour is a superb introduction to Southern Africa filled with adventure, travel, sights and activities.

This exciting safari combines with a tour starting in Nairobi - ask us how to extend your tour!

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Day 1. Livingstone Highlights. Victoria Falls - Mosi oa Tunya National Park, Zambia.

This tour starts with a visit to the Victoria Falls. The rest of the day here is at your leisure to enjoy some of the local adventure activities, visit the markets and fascinating museum in nearby Livingstone, go on a day trip to Victoria Falls Township in Zimbabwe, or simply relax on the beautiful campsite deck and watch the Zambezi River flow quickly past on its way to Victoria Falls.

Day 2. Livingstone to Kasane Highlights. Chobe Fish Eagle Cruise, Botswana. Chobe National Park, Botswana.

Moving on from Livingstone, we travel a short distance to the Botswana border and on to the town of Kasane - the gateway to Chobe National Park. We take a Fish Eagle cruise on the Chobe River – a great opportunity to see hippo, elephant, waterbucks and buffalo come to the river to bathe and drink. As the sun sets you may get to view one of the most spectacular sunsets in Africa.

Day 3. Kasane to Nata Highlights. Chobe National Park Game Drive, Botswana. Elephant Sands, Nata, Botswana.

Rising early, we board open 4x4 safari vehicles and head out to explore the Chobe National Park. We meander the terrain focussing along the water's edge in the search for the many animals of the area. Home to over 15,000 elephants, this national park is renowned for the highest concentration in the world.

We continuing on to Nata where our camp for the night has no fences and animals roam freely. Many groups report seeing elephant and antelope at close proximity from the campsite - a very relaxing way to view wildlife!

Day 4. Nata to Maun Highlights. Maun, Botswana.

We leave Elephant Sands and make our way to Maun, the gateway to the Okavango Delta. This is an area where red lechwe antelope can still be seen grazing alongside local donkeys, goats and cattle. If time allows, we have the opportunity to take an optional scenic flight over the Delta in the afternoon.

Day 5. Maun to Okavango Delta Highlights. Okavango Delta, Botswana.

Leaving the campsite in Maun we begin our excursion into the Okavango Delta in an open 4x4 safari vehicle to the mokoro station. Here we will be introduced to the local Tswana Polers who will be our guides for our overnight expedition. We travel by mokoro (dugout canoe) amongst the giant lily pads, tall grasses and labyrinthine channels in search of resident wildlife.

We spend our night at a tented camp close proximity to the water's edge.

Day 6. Okavango Delta to Maun Highlights. Maun, Botswana. Okavango Delta, Botswana.

This morning we take an easy-paced mokoro ride out of the Okavango Delta back to the polers station from where we will drive back to Maun. We aim to get back to camp around lunch time to allow for the opportunity to enjoy an optional scenic flight over this spectacular UNESCO world heritage site. Alternatively, the afternoon can be spent at leisure at the camp’s pool.

Day 7. Maun to Omaheke Region Highlights. Kalahari Bushman Walk, Omaheke Region, Namibia.

We leave Maun and skirt the Kalahari Desert and cross the border into Namibia for our first night in this amazing country. Our camp is a stone throw across the border. Here, in this midst of (seemingly) barren terrain - we meet the San/Bushman and have a guided bush walk for a cultural experience and insight into these ancient people’s way of life.

Day 8. Omaheke Region to Windhoek, Namibia Highlights. Windhoek, Namibia.

Our next stop is Windhoek, the capital of Namibia. Take the opportunity to enjoy a night out at one of the local restaurants or visit the famous 'Joe’s Beer House'

Day 9. Windhoek to Etosha National Park

We are off to Etosha National Park today! At 20,000 sq km, this vast reserve is home to over 114 different species of wildlife. Entering the gates, we game drive to our camp. Keep your eyes peeled for the numerous antelope species, lions, elephants and the elusive leopard that come down to drink at the local watering holes.

Once settled into our camp, head to the camp's floodlit waterhole - game watching in style!

Day 10. Etosha National Park Highlights. Etosha National Park, Namibia.

Today, we enjoy a full day game driving in this magnificent animal kingdom - taking in the park’s main characteristic, the salt pan. After a full day game driving we return to camp, or onto the next camp and enjoy our last evening around the floodlit watering holes, observing natural animal behaviour at its best.

Day 11. Etosha to Spitzkoppe Highlights. Spitzkoppe, Namibia.

We game drive out of Etosha National Park, and turn south making our way to the beautiful Damaraland region where we explore the eerie Spitzkoppe where ancient bushman paintings are still visible. Take your time to explore the area and its delightful calmness. Keep an eye on the ever changing colour of the rock, especially during sunrise and sunset, when they acquire intense red shades.

Day 12. Spitzkoppe to Swakopmund

Departing the granite infused Spitzkoppe, we make our way to the Atlantic coast and to Swakopmund. Swakopmund makes for a refreshing change with cooler Atlantic sea air, a taste of civilisation and a swathe of exciting things to do and places to explore.

Day 13. Swakopmund Highlights. Swakopmund, Namibia.

Today is a free day to enjoy all this quaint seaside town has to offer. Try some adventure desert based activities like quad biking, sand boarding, skydiving (weather permitting). For those seeking a quieter life, enjoy the other side of Swakopmund: shops, restaurants, museums, the aquarium, art galleries or simply walk along the promenade admiring the ocean, the quaint German-style architecture and indulge in the town’s café culture

Day 14. Swakopmund to Khomas Region Highlights. The Tropic of Capricorn.

Continuing south, we cross over the Tropic of Capricorn, stopping for a photo opportunity en route to our bush camp for the evening.

Day 15. Khomas Region to Sesriem Area Highlights. Dune 45, Namib Naukluft National Park, Namibia. Sesriem Canyon, Namibia. Sossusvlei, Namibia.

This morning we leave the Khomas region early and enter the National Park to trek to the top of the famous Dune 45. After a well-earned breakfast we continue deeper into the park for a short shuttle ride and nature walk to ‘Dead Vlei’, amidst the giant sand dunes. Departing from the dunes, we stop off at the smaller Sesriem Canyon en-route to our camp for the night, nestled between the rocky granite outcrops of the Nubib and Tsaris mountains.

Day 16. Sesriem Area to Fish River Canyon Highlights. Fish River Canyon, Namibia.

Today we drive south through barren and rocky landscapes, dotted with quiver trees, to the world’s second largest canyon - Fish River Canyon. There are plenty of opportunities for keen photographers as we spend time around this area and visit the canyon’s infamous sharp river bend known as ‘Hell’s Corner.

Day 17. Fish River to Orange River, South Africa Highlights. Orange (Gariep) River, Namibia.

Leaving the mighty Fish River Canyon we travel south to the border of Namibia/South Africa to the Gariep (Orange) river. Our campsite lies on the banks of the river on the Namibian side. On arrival we have the opportunity to partake in an optional canoe safari on the river to see the striking Richtersveld scenery, or simply relax on the water’s edge at camp.

Day 18. Orange River to Cederberg Highlights. Cederberg, South Africa.

We continue south passing through Namaqualand, well known for its prolific display of wildflowers that occur in spring (best seen between August – September). We camp at a picturesque campsite nestled near the Olifants River. Here we have the opportunity to sample some of the beautiful wines of the region.

Day 19. Cederberg to Cape Town Highlights. Cape Town, South Africa.

We leave the scenic Cederberg area and travel south, passing the rich fruit growing area of Citrusdal and the spectacular views as we meander down the Picketberg Pass to the Western Cape Province. We continue to cosmopolitan Cape Town - without a doubt one of the world’s most beautiful cities, where our tour ends.

Suggested Pre-Tour Accommodation.

The Zambezi Waterfront, Livingstone

Situated on the banks of the Zambezi River, The Zambezi Waterfront has an array of accommodation from pre-erected tents, to private en suite waterfront chalets set in spacious grounds. There is a lively bar with river views and a booking office if there are any additional activities around Victoria Falls that you might want to book. single and double pre-erected tents with shared facilities, twin and family en suite chalets, camping. restaurant, bar, plunge pool, activity booking office, internet. Transfers are available from the Airport by pre-arrangement

Viewing deck pool Viewing deck over Zambezi Permanent tents Campsite with pool Twin Room Double Room En-suite bathroom Restaurant and bar area

* Suggested pre and post tour accommodation can be booked together with your tour. Please enquire at the time of booking.

Suggested Post-Tour Accommodation.
Ashanti Lodge, Gardens, Cape Town

Situated at the foot of Table Mountain and in walking distances to the city centre, Ashanti Lodge Backpackers in Gardens is your gateway to Cape Town. This gorgeous Victorian Mansion offers backpacker dormitories to single, double and twin rooms with shared bathroom facilities. Chill next to the stunning pool, join the party in the legendary Kumasi Café/Bar with its cool cocktails, tasty food and fabulous mountain views or go explore the city's highlights close by.

Twin Room Dorm Room Pool Area Bar and Games Area Bar Balcony with View

* Suggested pre and post tour accommodation can be booked together with your tour. Please enquire at the time of booking.

Additional Info

18 Breakfasts, 15 Lunches, 14 Dinners

15 nights camping in 2-person dome tents, 1 night in twin share pre-erected en suite tents, 2 nights dorm room

Fully Equipped Acacia Safari Vehicle
Camping And Cooking Equipment
All Road Tolls and Vehicle Taxes
All Ground Transportation
Sleeping Mattress
Accommodation as Indicated
Meals as Indicated
Services of Two Crew

Included Highlights:
Mosi Oa Tunya National Park, Victoria Falls Visit
Chobe National Park, Fish Eagle (Sunset) Boat Cruise*
Chobe National Park, Open Vehicle Game Drive with Resident Guide*
Okavango Delta Excursion, Mokoro/Walking Safari*
Kalahari Bushman Walk
Etosha National Park, Game Drives
Spitzkoppe, Bushman Paintings
Sossusvlei Shuttle & Guided Walk
Dune 45
Sesriem Canyon
Fish River Canyon

*Highlights are included in the Adventure Pass
Adventure Pass Activities and Excursions (Optional)
Travel Insurance
Departure Taxes
Airport Transfers
Sleeping Bag
Optional Activities
Drinks, Tips
Items of a Personal Nature
Meals Not Indicated
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Adventure Pass

Every adventure tour has an Adventure Pass which is paid to your tour leader in Africa at the beginning of the tour (or pre-paid by arrangement prior to your tour). This is separate and in addition to the Tour Price, and covers selected park entries, activities and excursions along the way where payment goes directly to the supplier to ensure local suppliers benefit directly from the income.

390 USD

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