Cape Town to Victoria Falls - Camping

Cape Town to Victoria Falls - Camping
Cape Town to Victoria Falls - Camping
Cape Town to Victoria Falls - Camping
Cape Town to Victoria Falls - Camping
Cape Town to Victoria Falls - Camping
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Cape Town to Victoria Falls is one of the world’s great classic journeys. Starting from Cape Town, South Africa’s most cosmopolitan city, this trip travels through Namibia's spectacular desert landscape, wildlife-rich game parks in Namibia and Botswana and finally to the mighty Victoria Falls on the border of Zimbabwe and Zambia. This is an adventure through the heart of southern Africa’s dramatic scenery, with rich culture, diverse wildlife and the opportunity to partake in numerous activities along the way.

Highlights
  • Etosha NP with its fantastic wildlife
  • Cape Town, Africa's most exciting city
  • The Okavango River and Chobe NP
  • The mighty Victoria Falls
  • Sossusvlei, the highest sand dunes in the world
Food

All breakfasts, 7 lunches, 12 dinners We suggest you allow about US$170 for meals not included in the itinerary. Camp meals should be wholesome and plentiful, but do not expect cordon bleu cooking. Please note sometimes it is not easy to get fresh meat. However, the general standard of food is good and vegetarians are well catered for. Please notify Exodus of specific dietary requirements. The water provided on this trip is safe and clean drinking water, normally coming from bore-holes. It is not bottled water, however. If you would rather have bottled water then this will be at your expense, though we would encourage you to make use of the safe drinking water provided as this helps diminish plastic consumption.

Destinations
  • Africa
  • Cape Town
  • Chobe National Park
  • Okavango Delta
  • Fish River Canyon
  • Namib Naukluft
  • Sossusvlei
  • Etosha National Park
  • Victoria Falls
  • Victoria
  • Table Mountain
  • Etosha
  • Swakopmund
  • Botswana
  • Namibia
  • South Africa
  • Zimbabwe
Tour Types
  • Active
  • Camping
  • Singles
  • Sightseeing
  • Cultural
  • Wildlife
  • Adventure
  • Scenic

Location: Cape Town

Those on the group flights will be taken to the hotel in Cape Town upon arrival. If you're not on the group flights we suggest you aim to arrive at the lodge in Cape Town by mid-afternoon. If the weather is good this afternoon there may be the opportunity for an optional excursion up Table Mountain via cable car. Table Mountain is often the first image that springs to mind whenever one thinks of Cape Town – the views across the city on a clear day are incredible. If the weather is not good enough this will be a free afternoon, with the opportunity to explore the famous V & A Waterfront.

Accommodation: ,Sweetest Guest Houses or similar

Meals: ,No Meals,

Location: Cape Peninsula

We generally begin today’s tour with a drive along the spectacular Chapman's Peak drive (please note, occasionally this drive is closed and we will have to go around it), via Houtbay. Continuing to the Cape Point Nature reserve, we have time to walk to the lighthouse and then along the boardwalk to the Cape of Good Hope. We then take a short visit to the Boulders Beach penguin colony and enjoy some lunch. In the late afternoon we visit a local wine farm – the area surrounding Cape Town is renowned for its wine and we will get a chance to sample some of the local produce. The order of activities in Cape Town is flexible as everything hinges around going up Table Mountain when the weather is best. Evening meals can be enjoyed at various restaurants on the beaches along the coast – Cape Town is a food and drink lover's paradise!

Accommodation: ,Sweetest Guest Houses or similar

Meals: ,Breakfast,

Location: Olifants River

We leave Cape Town and travel through farmlands of citrus, maize, cattle and sheep as we start the journey towards Namibia. Our first stop is in the fertile Olifants River Valley, giving us a glimpse into the agricultural lifestyle of the Western Cape. (about 5hrs drive)

Accommodation: ,Camp,

Accommodation Name: Highlanders Camp or similar

Meals: ,Breakfast,Dinner,

Location: Orange River

Today we drive to Orange River (5 hours + 1 hour border crossing), where Namibia's southern border meets South Africa. There is free time to relax this afternoon. Our camp for the night will be in a picturesque location on the riverbank. (450km, 6-7hrs)

Accommodation: ,Camp,

Accommodation Name: Felix Unite Camp Site or similar

Meals: ,Breakfast,Dinner,

Location: Orange River

In the morning we enjoy a canoe trip on the Orange River. It is not tough on the water and the trip gives us the chance to see the flora and fauna of the region as we drift by. We then take a short drive (3 hours) to the second largest canyon on earth – Fish River Canyon. The views from the canyon rim are spectacular and there is time for a short walk along it in the afternoon for superb sunset views. We spend the night nearby at Hobas. (180km, 2.5-3hrs plus 1hr border crossing)

Accommodation: ,Camp,

Accommodation Name: Canyon Roadhouse Camp or similar

Meals: ,Breakfast,Lunch,

Location: Sesriem

A day's travel along the edge of the Namib-Naukluft Park to Sesriem where we camp for the night. (550km, 8.5-9krs)

Accommodation: ,Camp,

Accommodation Name: Sesriem Camp Site or similar

Meals: ,Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner,

Location: Sossusvlei

We will spend the morning at the Sossusvlei dunes, one of the great sights of Africa. It's worth getting up before sunrise to watch the early morning light creep over the dunes before we climb some of the highest sand dunes in the world. Alternatively, just enjoy the changing colours on the towering dunes from lower down as the sun rises. If we're lucky we may see gemsbok, ostrich or even black-backed jackals among the dunes, an irresistibly photogenic scene! In the afternoon we visit Sesriem Canyon before returning to our camp. *Sesriem Camp Site or similar*

Accommodation: ,Camp,

Accommodation Name: Sesriem Camp Site or similar

Meals: ,Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner,

Location: Swakopmund

A long, spectacular drive through Namib-Naukluft Park to Swakopmund via Walvis Bay to see, in season (summer), flamingoes in their thousands. This national park, one of the largest in the world, is home to one of the driest and oldest deserts on earth. It contains some of the finest desert scenery in Africa, if not in the world, with towering jagged rock formations and incredible lunar landscapes. (300km, 4-5hrs)

Accommodation: ,Hotel,

Accommodation Name: Dunedin Star Hotel or similar

Meals: ,Breakfast,

Location: Swakopmund

Swakopmund has invented itself as Namibia's adventure sports capital, and we have a full day in Swakopmund to enjoy some of the optional adventure activities on offer; go on a dolphin cruise or township tour or take a flight over the desert! Alternatively, explore the German-style town and visit some of the excellent cake shops for which Swakopmund is famous. *Dunedin Star Hotel or similar*

Accommodation: ,Hotel,

Accommodation Name: Dunedin Star Hotel or similar

Meals: ,Breakfast,

Location: Brandberg Mountain

We depart for Namibia’s highest mountain, Brandberg. We will enjoy a walk through valley 45 for approximately 2 hours to the famous ‘White Lady’ rock painting which, along with a number of other small paintings and engravings, are thought to have been left by Bushmen at least 2000 years ago. (250km, 4hrs)

Accommodation: ,Brandberg Whilte Lady Lodge or similar

Meals: ,Breakfast,Dinner,

Location: Etosha National Park

We drive north to Etosha National Park where some of the world's best wildlife viewing can be found. We should arrive at Etosha, which means the 'Great White Place of Dry Water' in time to do a late afternoon game drive before reaching our rest camp where there will be a waterhole for game viewing at night. (400km, 5-6hrs)

Accommodation: ,Camp,

Accommodation Name: Etosha NWR Camp Site or similar

Meals: ,Breakfast,Dinner,

Location: Etosha National Park

We have two days to really enjoy this fabulous park with its mixed forest and grassland centred around a large salt pan. Etosha is home to a great variety and number of game, which is easy to find as the animals congregate at different times around the waterholes. There are waterholes next to the excellent campsites, and it is not uncommon for us to spend all night watching a gala performance of animals: wildebeest, zebra, impala, springbok, kudu, elephant, giraffe, lion and even rhino are all common sights here. Take plenty of patience and you will be rewarded by one of the greatest game spectacles in Southern Africa. Etosha is also a good place for birds, with plenty of waterbirds on the lakes and weaverbirds and hornbills in the trees. While in Etosha we move our camps (between Okaukuejo, Halali or Namutoni) but the itinerary is kept flexible depending on where the game is.

Accommodation: ,Camp,

Accommodation Name: Etosha NWR Camp Site or similar

Meals: ,Breakfast,Dinner,

Location: Etosha National Park

Location: Okavango River

Long drive to the Okavango River - the main watercourse supplying the Okavango Delta. (650km, 8hrs)

Accommodation: ,Camp,

Accommodation Name: Ngepi Camp or similar

Meals: ,Breakfast,

Location: Mokoro

We take a mokoro (traditional dug-out canoe) ride from our camp on the Okavango River. Please note that in March/April, the river may be flooded and we may have to substitute our mokoros for a boat ride. The birdlife is prolific and, at certain times of the year, so is the game. Gliding through the waterways by mokoro is the ideal way to absorb the sheer peace and tranquillity of the place. We also have the option of a village tour to meet the local community. 

Accommodation: ,Camp,

Accommodation Name: Ngepi Camp or similar

Meals: ,Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner,

Location: Chobe

Drive through the Caprivi Strip and into Botswana to Chobe National Park, home to huge numbers of elephant and hippo. (400km, 5.5-6hrs, border crossing 1hr)

Accommodation: ,Camp,

Accommodation Name: Thebe Safari Camp Site or similar

Meals: ,Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner,

Location: Chobe

Today we have an early morning game drive in Chobe National Park and an afternoon boat ride on the Chobe River where it is possible to view huge herds of elephant coming down to drink as well as many other types of game. For bird lovers, the river provides a home for the majestic African Fish Eagle and a number of species of brightly coloured bee-eaters. The area surrounding the Chobe River typically has the highest concentration of wildlife within the park as animals congregate here, particularly in the dry season (April to October). *Thebe Safari Camp Site or similar*

Accommodation: ,Camp,

Accommodation Name: Thebe Safari Camp Site or similar

Meals: ,Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner,

Location: Victoria Falls

After a leisurely breakfast we drive to Victoria Falls, a small town on the Zimbabwean side of the glorious Victoria Falls (entrance own expense US$ 30). The waterfall itself is majestic, the activities enthralling and the scenery of the Upper Zambezi beautiful. (100km, 1.5-2hrs plus border crossing 1-2hrs)

Accommodation: ,Camp,

Accommodation Name: Victoria Falls Rest Camp or similar

Meals: ,Breakfast,

Location: Victoria Falls

Today you have a free day to enjoy the numerous activities on offer such as flights over the falls, white-water rafting, game viewing, or crossing into Zambia to see the falls from a different side (you will need a Zambian visa if you decide to cross over to see the falls on the other side).

Accommodation: ,Camp,

Accommodation Name: Victoria Falls Rest Camp or similar

Meals: ,Breakfast,

Location: Victoria Falls

The trip ends today, those on the group flights will be taken to the airport.

Accommodation: ,

Meals: ,Breakfast,

Included
  • All breakfasts, 7 lunches, 12 dinners
  • All accommodation (see below)
  • All transport and listed activities
  • Tour leader throughout
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)

Not Included
  • Travel insurance
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  • Single accommodation
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  • Visas or vaccinations
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Minimum 16 years age people can go on this tour.
Vaccination against Yellow Fever is necessary if you are coming from a country with Yellow Fever, and you must bring a valid certificate of vaccination. Recommended vaccinations are: Polio, Tetanus, Diphtheria, Typhoid, Hepatitis A.
Currently British and Commonwealth and European passport holders do not require visas for Botswana. If you are transiting through South Africa and are a non UK passport holder you may require a transit visa. Please check before travelling.
Currently British and Commonwealth and European passport holders do not require visas for Botswana. If you are transiting through South Africa and are a non UK passport holder you may require a transit visa. Please check before travelling.
5* A wonderful and varied trip
What a wonderful three weeks. To travel all the way from cape Town to Victoria Falls and stop at so many great places en route was fantastic and we loved it all. OK, there are some long drives but these didn't feel long as we had plenty of 'comfort breaks' and so much to look at as we travelled. The seats in the bus were very comfortable and the leg-room was amazing, far better than on flights or coaches. The camp sites were good with hot showers (most of the time!) and a bar to relax in, while the team set up camp and got dinner ready. There are some early mornings but that is the best time to see animals and a good breakfast and hot drink soon gets you going.
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5* Cape Town to Victoria Falls
We have just returned from this outstanding trip and are struggling to come back down to earth. If you want to experience the huge variety of landscapes, wildlife, and exhilaration that Southern Africa has to offer, then this is the trip for you (if you are willing to put up with some long drives).
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5* Cape Town to Vic Falls
This really is a fantastic trip and packs an awful lot into 3 weeks - great game viewing, amazing places such as Fish River Canyon, the Sossusvlei sand dunes and of course, Vic Falls. That does mean some long drives but there's no other way to get it all done. Camping is a great way to see Africa and I was surprised at the quality of the campsites and the excellent facilities. Lots of amazing memories which will stay with me for a long time.
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5* Cape Town to Victoria Falls-Camping
Full on trip, every day was an adventure.
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5* An Amazing and Incredibly diverse Adventure
This trip was the ultimate collection of culture, animals and sightseeing. From metropolitan Cape Town to the beauty and remoteness of Namibia's deserts and sand dunes, the thrill of game drives and the beauty of Victoria falls, this trip has it all.
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4* Cape Town to Victoria Falls - Lodge based (ASVP)
A road trip of a lifetime, travelling north through the Namibian Desert to Etosha National Park (NP), Chobe NP in Botswana, climaxing with various activities at and around Victoria Falls.
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5* Victoria Falls to Cape Town lodge based
We had just the best time, our initial expectations were blown apart with so many exciting and diverse experiences.We had very early starts but we were glad to go to bed to sleep so we didnt miss a minute of anything the next day.Never a dull moment! we saw the Big Five, mind blowing! The Namibian desert was unbelievable such an unforgiving stark environment! and we went there and survived! I could write a book on all the experiences on this trip, we definitely won't be short of dinner part stories for a long long time.
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5* An amazing journey
This is an amazing journey through different climates as you head due north into the sun. A stunning landscape which is continuously changing plus amazing encounters with animals and birds in the parks. Even in our tents at night we were entertained by the sounds of elephants, hippos and night jars and in Victoria Falls the distant thundering of the falls. Towards the end of the trip you can also engage with locals.
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5* Cape Town to vic falls
A great full on trip seeing loads of animals, meeting many different local people.
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5* Perfect relaxing holiday. Sit back and take in the views!
I had initially signed up for the trip because it fit my travel schedule and I wanted to see the African scenery and animals, but I got so much more from the experience. I was amazed at how striking the landscapes were as we traveled through different geological features, deserts, rock formations, bush, jungles, and waterfalls. It seemed every 100 miles the views were changing. Even though the drives between camping sites were sometimes long, I was never bored. The animal drives did not disappoint, and to see a pride of lions in the natural environment is a moment that will stay with me forever. But beyond what I was looking at, I also felt I was able to relax, have fun, let my guard down, and just be in the moment.
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5* Cape Town to Victoria Falls- Hotel/Lodge Reverse
Great Tour leader, Driver and group, brilliant trip, wonderful wildlife, great geography and scenery, interesting politics. Great Truck/Bus, and accommodation generally reasonable to good............except.The Orange River Lodge in Namibia was absolutely dreadful and should never be considered again by Exodus. NO water, had to ask for towels since there was no water we understood why towels were not provided.No toilet paper, had to ask for this, but could not flush the toilet, and the swimming pool was not useable with the cover firmly in place. The Breakfast was like Fawlty Towers only worse, and so dark in the room you could not see. The toaster had blue electrical flashes coming out of it so was unplugged. The Lodge knew that they had no water but did not inform our tour leader, even though he had contacted them many hours in advance of our arrival. The owners were not interested, even though we were the only guests staying there, it appeared that nobody had stayed there for ages, it was really run down. Even the Shell petrol station attendant next door said it was the worst Lodge on the Orange River and nobody ever stays there. Please do not expose your clients to this truly awful Lodge ever again. The owners staff did say that they would not charge Exodus for the dreadful breakfast which would now be free of charge.
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4* Cape Town to Vic Falls
We thoroughly enjoyed this adventure! Our driver guides Jonathan and Ante worked long hours driving us and cooking our food, they were humorous and informative keeping 16 of us in line. Our group was a great bunch which made the driving times (which are VERY LONG) quite fun. There is a lot of "Bushy Bushy" stops along the way. All the accommodations were great. The only complaint I would have is that the ":Stevie" bus was not Air Conditioned, it was a very HOT drive in the Namibian Desert with no AC. Also no one was told there would be an extra cost for the safari drives in Etosha Park which was $100.00 US each. I also feel the amounts of money in the Trip Notes is way off base, you will need a lot more than what is recommended.
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4* Cape Town to Victoria Falls - Lodge
This was a fantastic trip. It involved a lot of driving through the virtually uninhabited desert of Namibia, along mainly unpaved 'corrugated' roads which provided a great deal of 'African massage'. Potential travelers should be prepared for this experience but the desert scenery is ever changing as are the colors. You certainly gain a very real appreciation for the size of the country.For me the first memorable activity was canoeing on the Orange River - so peaceful with amazing scenery! Fish River Canyon was also impressive.My only real complaint is that the Trip Notes mentioned that on Day 7 we would 'watch the early morning light creep over the dunes' at Sossusvlei. This proved to be impossible for two reasons - one is that the park gates do not open until 7:30 am (the sun rises at about 6 am) so it would be necessary to stay inside the park overnight, the second is that we had to drive about one hour passed the park to our lodgings, so adding two hours to our already considerable drive. We ended up climbing Dune 45 in the heat of the mid-day sun. Still an incredible (and very memorably hot) experience but definitely not what we had been lead to believe.Etosha National Park exceeded all expectations - especially at the water hole at Halali where we saw two families of elephants, rhinoceros and a leopard! Also a couple of honey badgers. Of course on safari we saw impala, zebra, giraffe, kudu, oryx, ostrich and many, many birds.Okavango Panhandle overwhelmed us with hippos.Chobe National Park also provided great safaris, hippos and many, many male elephants feeding at a reed bed in the middle of the Chobe River at sunset. Not to mention more birds.We were upgraded to a 5 star hotel in Victoria Falls and the Falls definitely lived up to their reputation.
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5* An adventure not to be missed
From beginning to end this was an amazing adventure ....every day filled with wow moments
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4* Cape Town to Victoria Falls -wow!!!
The whole trip was full of adventure. With the ever changing scenery there was so much to see and do. Every day was exciting. The food cooked for us was excellent, how he achieved the great meals on a camp fire I will never know, just brilliant. Would recommend to anyone.
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4* An amazing overland adventure
This trip lived up to our expectations and we thoroughly enjoyed it! The lodges and hotels were all very different and on the whole of a good standard. Beds were clean and comfortable. The journey is over 5000km in total, therefore includes long days, often over bumpy unmetalled roads. Included activities were varied and enjoyable. Some early starts but these were all for good reasons!
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5* Cape Town to Victoria Falls - Camping
A tremendous introduction to Southern Africa! If you aren't a particularly confident traveler or you've traveled the world several times over, this is the trip for you. With a dedicated crew who establish a relaxed feeling throughout the entire journey, this trip has something for everyone.
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4* Cape Town to Victoria Falls
Beautiful jurney through Southern Africa!! However, long daily drives were tiring but scenery was worth to see.
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4* Cape Town to Victoria Falls - Lodge based
A road trip of a lifetime, travelling north through the Namibian Desert to Etosha National Park (NP), Chobe NP in Botswana, climaxing with various activities at and around Victoria Falls.
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5* Cape Town to Victoria Falls Lodging
Have just completed this epic journey and can honestly say it’s been one of the most memorable trips I’ve ever taken. It’s really more of an expedition than a holiday, but for that very reason delivers so much. We covered around 5600km in 3 weeks so that involves a lot of early starts and long days spent bumping about on dusty, rocky roads. The diversity of experience however makes it totally worthwhile - from the hustle and bustle of Cape Town to the red sands of Namibia and the quiet majesty of the Okavango Delta.
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5* Victoria Falls to Cape Town
Really good trip. The three guides/managers, Ende, Molifi and Clifford - complementary characters -were excellent, worked really hard together, always anxious to show passionately aspects of their culture and countryside and draw us in so we could propagate the good news at home.A long route, but periods of driving appropriately broken up with stops at interesting places, and plenty of impromptu stops when interesting birds and animals were spotted out of nowhere by our guides.Good to see village homes and relate to people’s lives at Ngepi - more such opportunities elsewhere would be good. The ballon ride option over the Namibian Desert at sunrise was excellent, but creating time in the programme to ballon at dawn over the sand dunes further south would be good.A day or two more in Cape Town would be welcome - Table Mountain was shrouded in mist but, frustratingly, cleared the day of our departure. For those of us going home on the early afternoon flight via Johannesburg, this was too late, but it would have worked for those on the BA direct flight in the early evening. Exodus should try and book the direct flight whenever possible, to maximise time and avoid disruption.
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4* Cape Town to Victoria Falls Reverse Lodges
Loved it. A hard overland journey, not for softies, but full of interest. Long days over often rough roads but with ever-changing landscape. There are several 2 night stops and swimming pools almost everywhere. We got close to animals - the big 5 (including the Black and the White rhino) plus leopard, hyena, wild dogs (rare indeed), crocodiles and lots of hippos. Zebra, giraffe, impala of all kinds, ostriches, crocodiles, colourful birds and a poisonous (and enormous) hairy black scorpion at Fish River canyon. Southern Right Whales off Cape Point in S. Africa and the lovely penquins nearby were the icing on the cake.
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5* Cape Town to Victoria Falls, an excellent adventure.
A varied and interesting itinerary, with lots of varied landscapes and wildlife. The trip includes lots of travel, but this is generally interesting as the scenery changes rapidly and there is always the chance of seeing some new wildlife by the side of the road.
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4* Cape Town to Victoria Falls - Lodge based (ASVP)
A road trip of a lifetime, travelling north through the Namibian Desert to Etosha National Park (NP), Chobe NP in Botswana, climaxing with various activities at and around Victoria Falls.
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5* Amazing adventure through fantastic scenery!
I absolutely loved my trip from Cape Town to Victoria Falls. I went on the camping trip and I'm so glad I did, I had only camped in the UK before but I have already booked to go on the Gorillas and Masai Mara trip this year as I loved this one so much!
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5* Cape Town to Victoria Falls - Camping
This was a brilliant Holiday, although as we often said during the three weeks we were away, it was not so much a holiday, more an adventure!
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5* It's not a holiday , it's an adventure!
5421in across 5 countries (South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe and Zambia).Cites, deserts, seaside destinations, vineyards and grasslands, national parks, rivers, waterfalls, boats, animals, birds, tents up, tents down, canyons, massive insects, being dirty, early rises for stunning sunrises and view points for reflecting the day as sunsets, incredible storms, an amazing group......it was one hell on an adventure!
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4* A wonderful/difficult, stunning/arduous, inspirational/uncomfortable Adventure!
This was my seventh Exodus tour. It was a trip with stunning sights--the Cape of Good Hope and Table Mountain, the dunes of the Namib desert, the incredible animals of Etosha and Chobe Parks, hippos and crocs along the Chubango River, the magnificent Victoria Falls. But this trip is not for those looking for an easy tour. The drives are long and sometimes exhausting. Tent camping is not for everyone, and there is a lot of it, and the bus for this particular trip was not appropriate--too small for a group of 16 plus 3 guides and associated equipment with no heat and no ac. Our guides (Andrew, Skoo, and Innocent) were wonderful--hard working, knowledgeable, and deeply devoted to our well-being. We also had an amenable group, and that's important, because we were in fairly close quarters to each other on this trip.
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5* An exciting three-week trip
This was a wonderful introduction to Southern Africa. Although there were some long days travelling, the constantly changing scenery in Namibia was a delight, and we gained an appreciation of the vastness and emptiness of the country. The bus was noisy but not uncomfortable, and with eleven members of the party, there was plenty of room for us to move around. We had a brief introduction to the Cape Town area, then travelled north firstly through farmland in South Africa, and then through the wonderful Namibian desert scenery before spending a few days observing the wild animals in Etosha (Namibia) and then in Chobe (Botswana). Victoria Falls made a spectacular end to our trip.
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4* Elephantastic
This was an amazing trip covering thousands of kilometres, a plethora of wildlife and geological features and some insight into some of the cultures of the countries visited.
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5* Cape Town to Victoria Falls (camping)
What a great time we had, a super group of fellow travellers and fantastic leader, cook and driver.WE SAW THE BIG FIVE which was in large part down to the crew and their game spotting.I had done this same trip years ago with Guerba, that trip was a participatory camping experience where we had to take turns cooking! This trip was complete luxury by comparison.Our cook Ivan was a trained pastry chef so our meals were a real treat especially the deserts. The campsites were in the main of a good standard and although our cheif aka Christopher apologised because there was no grass to pitch the tents on ( no suprise in the dessert) we soon got used to the sand. There was the flexibility to move on early to Swakomund when we were caught up in a bad sand storm which upended several of our tents.The Itinerary was well thought out. Our group of 12 was an ideal size as we could mainly have a window seat. There were lockers at the back of the truck in which we were able to lock up our valuables. Some journeys werelong but the scenery was so varied it was never boring.The real highlights are no doubt the game drives. Go on this tour if you can.
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4* Victoria Falls to Cape Town Camping Trip
I thoroughly enjoyed the holiday from day one. The guides were very good and were always on hand to give some assistance if required. Some of the days were fairly exhausting with the travelling and heat but plenty of water was handed out and the bus was comfortable for the long journeys. I am 65 years old and fairly fit but took part in all the activities so this trip shouldn't deter anyone of advanced years.The only slight moans I had were that the canoe trip on the Orange River should have been cancelled owing to the weather conditions - one canoe capsized - and the toilet/washing facilities were pretty dire at the Aba Huab campsite. This was a beautiful location in the desert but the toilets and showers were disgusting.The bus had some problems with a puncture and eventually died in Namibia but the guides whistled up a replacement without affecting our holiday - Well done Nyasha!Overall, I would have no hesitation in recommending this trip to anyone who was prepared to "muck in" with the rest of the group to make this holiday a memorable one.
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5* Great Varied Trip
Great trip if you want a combination of wildlife and scenery. The camping was comfortable, campsites generally good, some suberbly located.
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4* Amazing Southern Africa
Full on tour of Namibia, Chobe, Vic Falls and Cape Town which was enjoyed by my family of 4 , age range 16-53.Should have taken season 3/4 sleeping bags for the camping as southern Namibia is cold at night in August!The hosts Ande Andrew and Innoccent were efficient at running a tight ship.
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5* Exceeded all expectations
This trip was fantastic from beginning to end. The scenery, particularly in Namibia, is stunning and amazingly varied, and the wildlife viewing (again particularly in Namibia) outstanding. We saw lions mating, black rhinos fighting, several visits by herds of elephants to the waterhole in the Etosha campsite, a cheetah with cubs, and a huge number and variety of other animals.All four boat trips were great, and very different from each other. The desert scenery, en route as well as at the main places we visited, was beautiful.Camping was more comfortable than I'd expected, with camp beds, as was the truck, and we had great food throughout. Also the hotels in Swakopmund and Cape Town were excellent.And of course our guides (Ende, Timon and Tariro) were all excellent - good company and so knowledgeable about not just the wildlife but the culture and history of the countries we passed through. Timon was an excellent and inventive cook, and Ende kept us all safe (and got us to the front for the climb up Dune 45!), while Tariro kept us entertained.
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With over 45 years’ experience of taking people on amazing adventure holidays, Exodus can help you reach some of the most incredible destinations on 500 itineraries across more than 90 countries around the world. All staff at Exodus have a passion for travel and adventure, and some team members have been professional archaeologists, wildlife guides, overland drivers, mountain leaders, diving and ski specialists and mountain bike gurus. But that’s not all. This reputable company is a Which? recommended escorted tour provider and has won many prestigious awards, including Best Activity and Sports Holiday Company at the 2018 British Travel Awards.

Exodus is all about adventure and helping others to achieve their travel dreams by offering a fantastic range of guided group holidays, self-guided trips, tailor-made getaways and escorted tours. So, if you’re looking to discover different countries, cultures, environments, cities, mountain ranges, deserts, coasts or even jungles, the expert team at Exodus can help you plan an unforgettable solo, group or family adventure.

Each tour and adventure has been created to give you maximum value for money, often including authentic activities, as well as flights, accommodation and a tour guide. And as the team has developed one of the very best and most exciting collections of guided-group tours and self-guided holidays, you’re guaranteed the adventure holiday of a lifetime, no matter which one you pick. Trips include everything from family adventure holidays and walking and cycling tours to mixed-activity tours and seasonal getaways. You can also ask Exodus to plan a tailored itinerary from scratch or tweak an existing one, which means you can book a bespoke holiday that is designed just for you.

Need some inspiration? You can enjoy varied walks in the stunning Spanish mountains, experience the magic of Italy in Tuscany or explore the rich Sri Lankan history and culture by bike. Try a host of different activities in glorious Turkish surroundings, ski through the magnificent Norwegian wilderness or embark on a journey through India’s tropical south. Visit Iceland and East Greenland, see the spectacular marine wildlife in the Maldives or cruise along the mighty Amazon River in Peru – the options are endless!

When it comes to travelling together as a family with Exodus, all family holidays are specifically designed to offer a mix of education and exploration, with plenty of downtime. Each adventure and tour has been created with one of three age ranges in mind, but children outside of the 5-8, 9-12 and 13-16 age bracket are welcome to travel too. Plus, the price for children up to the age of 16 is 25% lower than the adult cost for Exodus guided holidays to help make your trip more affordable. From canoeing and cycling in the Dordogne to safari tours in Africa and dolphin watching in Costa Rica, Exodus offer family adventures all over the world.

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At Exodus, they make sure that everyone travels respectfully and courteously in a small group to minimise their impact and to ensure each holiday is a beneficial experience for all those involved. Where possible, they believe in putting money directly into the communities they visit by eating locally produced food and using locally owned and run accommodation. They also strive to provide as much flexibility and choice as possible to make it simple for you to experience a memorable holiday, your way.

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Start:Cape Town
Finish:Victoria Falls
Group size:6 - 14
Suitable for: 16 to 99
Physical rating:Leisurely / Moderate
Meals:18 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 11 dinners.
Diets:Please inform Exodus of specific dietary requirements
Tour operated in: English
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