Trip 1: Cape Town to Vic Falls

Cape Town to Victoria Falls: 40 Nights

Join us for an all-inclusive 40 nights expedition in South Africa, Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe

At a Glance

This great expedition allows travellers to explore the very best destinations in Southern Africa - from Cape Town to Victoria Falls, to the Deserts of Namibia. We present an all-inclusive, Self-Drive, Guided Expeditions in 4x4 vehicles over 40 nights. We stay in Lodges for 15 nights and under canvas, glamping in luxury tents and beds for 25 nights.

Dates

2020

Cape Town to Victoria Falls 1st August to 10th September

2021

Cape Town to Victoria Falls  1st February to 11th March

Cape Town to Victoria Falls 1st May to 10th June

Cape Town to Victoria Falls  1st August to 10 September

Leaving Cape Town

After arriving in Cape Town we spend two days exploring the beauty of the Mother City of Cape Town during which time you will be “introduced” to your vehicle and we spend some time getting you comfortable with its capabilities and comforts.

We start the expedition by heading southeast to L’Agulhas, the most southerly point of Africa. From L’Agulhas the expedition winds north through to the Tankwa and The Great Karoo before arriving at the mighty Orange River on the South Africa Namibia border.

The evergreen shores of the Orange River is next stop before we cross into Namibia and are soon dwarfed by the splendor of the Fish River Canyon, en route to the Canyon we spend a few hours wallowing in the Ai Ais hot springs.

Then it is on to Aus and a visit to the abandoned German mining town of Kolmanskop, a photographers delight. Sossusvlei, Deadvlei and the Namib dunes are next on our bucket list. After 6 nights of glamping we spend a luxurious night in the Strand Hotel in Swakopmund before taking on the Salt Road that leads up through the renowned Skeleton Coast.

Experiencing Namibia

Its at Palmwag that we get our first taste of the African bush with a guided game drive in open game vehicles. We continue North through Koakaland and up to Epupa Falls on the Angolan border with Namibia. It is here where we encounter the nomadic Himba people. In the Koakaland we can expect to see the desert elephants and lions in their natural habitat.

After a beautiful drive along the banks of the Kunene River we head South to Etosh National park where the elephants are coated in white dust from the salt pans. The Etosha camp has a waterhole where a procession of animals visit through the day, white rhino jostle with black rhino for position at the waters edge, a family of hyena saunter in to quench their thirst from a day of scavenging and all day a myriad of birds flutter to and from the cool pools.

From Etosha we head east to Grootfontein where the last original bushmen tribe will welcome us to join them on a walk in the dunes. Then it’s on to Maun, the gateway to the Okavango Delta where we rest up before taking to the Delta for 3 nights. After a night at Moremi Camp a boat takes us deep into the Delta for a night on an island. We spend a day cruising the Delta in the Mokoros before returning to Moremi.

The Great Victoria Falls

The expedition then continues to the Makgadikgadi Pans, where we sleep on the Pans, the sunset and sunrise are unforgettable and will set an indelible image in your minds.

Chobe and Kasane await us, here we view the animals from a boat cruise before heading deep into the Chobe National Park to experience the African bushveld from up close.

Finally we reach Victoria Falls or as the locals call it Mosi-oa-Tunya - "The Smoke That Thunders”. A day exploring the Falls and dining at the Enchanted Forest restaurant and you can choose from a list of activities, for the brave there is the white water rafting and a swim in the Devils Pool, for the not so bold the 15 minute flight of the angels or a game drive in the Zimbabwe National Park are on offer.

On our final day we enjoy the colonial style high tea at the Victoria Falls Hotel.

So, what's included?

An all inclusive pass to Africa like you've never had before

Top Experiences

Explore some of the greatest experiences in Africa

Tankwa Karoo

South Africa

Sossusvlei

Namibia

Koakaveld

Namibia

Okavango Delta

Botswana

Moremi Chobe

Botswana

Victoria Falls

Zimbabwe

Don't Worry, We Get Asked This A Lot:

All the answers to your questions.

The short answer is no, our expedition begins on the tar and smooth gravel and slowly more adventurous routes are introduced to our clients. Drivers with no 4×4 experience will be more than comfortable to tackle the routes. The toughest driving will be in the sands of Sossusvlei and some single track slow driving through the Koakaveld. Our guides will be on hand at all times if you ever feel uncomfortable, but rest assured you will be more than capable.

  1. All park fees
  2. Table Mountain trip
  3. Wine Tasting
  4. Peninsula Drive to Cape Point
  5. Tankwa Reserve Trail
  6. Orange River sunset paddle
  7. Orange River day trip
  8. Ai Ais Hot Springs
  9. Fish River Canyon Sunset Dinner from the canyon viewing deck
  10. Kolmnskop tour
  11. Sosusvlei sunset visit
  12. Deadvlei visit
  13. Game Drive at Palmwag Reserve
  14. Koakaveld drive
  15. Epupa Falls
  16. Kunene trail Meander
  17. Etosha National Park Game Drives
  18. Walking with Bushmen
  19. Okavango panhandle river cruise
  20. Okavango Mokoro trip
  21. Okavango Boat cruise
  22. Moremi Game Drive
  23. Makgadikgadi Pan Camp
  24. Chobe River game cruise
  25. Chobe National Park game drive and night camp
  26. Victoria Falls entry and tour x 2
  27. Lunch at the Victoria Falls Enchanted Forest
  28. High Tea at the Grand old Victoria Falls Hotel
  29. Either one of these at Victoria Falls
  • White Water Rafting
  • 15 minute Flight of the Angels over the falls
  • Swim devils pool

Save for any personal expenses, gifts, snack and drink purchases at shops along the route, you won’t need to pay for anything. We take care of it all, whether it be food, fuel, accommodation, park fees, border fees and activities (see included activities listing)

15 of the 40 nights are spent in either hotels or lodges which are 5 & 4 Star rated.

25 of the nights are spent in our glamping canvas camp set up.

Glamping – a form of camping involving accommodation and facilities more luxurious than those associated with traditional camping.

Our tents are 12ft x 8.5ft (102 square feet) or 2.6m x 3.6m (9.4square meters).

Each tent contains a queen size bed (or two single beds if preferred), The beds have 6 inch / 150mm mattresses, bedding, two side tables, reading lamps, luggage racks and a power point. The tent doors and windows have mesh screens. Mosquito nets are available.

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"We've travelled Africa many times, but have never endured a life changing experience like this. If you manage to have long enough time off, do it!!"

Martin Weaver - Trip: Cape Town to Vic Falls, June-July 2019