Cape Town to Victoria Falls - Camping

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Cape Town to Victoria Falls - Camping
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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
Cape Town to Victoria Falls - Camping
Cape Town to Victoria Falls - Camping
Cape Town to Victoria Falls - Camping
Start:Cape Town
Finish:Victoria Falls
Duration:0 Nights
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

Overview

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

Itinerary

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,

What's Included

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

Not Included
  • Visas or vaccinations
  • Travel insurance
  • Single accommodation

FAQ

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.

Reviews

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* 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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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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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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Dates

You will have the option to book your own flights independently with the operator.

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Start:Cape Town
Finish:Victoria Falls
Duration:0 Nights
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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