Cape Town to Victoria Falls Safari

Cape Town to Livingstone

       

Cape Town to Victoria Falls Safari

Safari Quick Facts

Safari Price: £ 2,429 Email: Bookings & Enquiries Email

Safari Starts: Cape Town

Safari Ends: Livingstone Number of Days: 20
Countries visited: Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia
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Safari Price Includes:

15 nights full-service camping
2 nights lodge
2 nights guesthouse.
(Hotel departures - 15 nights hotel/lodge, 3 nights guesthouse and 1 night en suite furnished tents)
18 breakfasts
16 lunches
13 dinners included.

Safari Price Excludes:

All optional excursions
Visas
Meals / Drinks unless otherwise stated in the itinerary.

Cape Town to Victoria Falls Safari

The journey from Cape Town to Victoria Falls is the most spectacular and diverse in the whole of Africa. Cape Town needs no introduction as a stunning city, but you may be surprised at the delights of Namibia: the Fish River Canyon, the second deepest canyon in the world; the dramatic Namib-Naukluft Desert; the towering sand dunes at Sossusvlei. Further north, Etosha National Park is an arid landscape interspresed with game-rich waterholes, where we have an excellent chance of seeing elephant, rhino and lion. The Panhandle of the Okavango Delta could not offer a more dramatic contrast and we experience some tranquil game-viewing in dug-out canoes before a river cruise and game drive in Chobe National Park. The climax of the trip is Victoria Falls, one of the most awe-inspiring sights in the world.

Cape Town to Victoria Falls Safari Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Cape Town    

Start Cape Town; visit Cape Point and spectacular coastal scenery of the peninsula.


Day 2: Cape Town    

Table Mountain is the image that springs to mind whenever one thinks of Cape Town and, weather permitting, we will visit the mountain by cable car (optional) driving first via the spectacular Chapman’s Peak drive, via Houtbay. In the afternoon we will also 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 today’s activities is subject to the weather as everything hinges around going up Table Mountain when the weather is best. If the weather isn’t good enough to take the cable car up Table Mountain there may be time to visit Cape Point. Evening meals can be enjoyed at various restaurants on the beaches along the coast.


Day 3: Citrusdal    

There is time this morning for any activities missed in Cape Town, We leave Cape Town in the afternoon and we travel through farmlands of citrus, maize, cattle and sheep and through the towns of Citrusdal, and Clanwilliam to Olifants River. Here we will camp, there are some optional activities available here.


Day 4: Orange River    

Today we take a 5 hour drive to Orange River and are able to relax in the afternoon. Camp on the riverbank.


Day 5: Fish River Canyon    

Here at Orange River we enjoy a canoe trip. It is not tough on the water and 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) brings us to the second largest canyon on earth - Fish River Canyon. The views along the canyon rim are spectacular and there is time for a short walk along the canyon rim in the afternoon for some superb sunset views. We spend the night nearby at Hobas.


Day 6: Sesriem    

A long day's travel along the edge of the Namib-Naukluft Park to Sesriem where we camp


Day 7: Sesriem    

Morning at the Sossusvlei dunes, one of the great sights of Africa. We get up early to watch the early morning light over the dunes; there is then time to 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 gets up. 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, from here we drive to our camp an hour away, Agama Camp


Day 8: Swakopmund    

A long, but spectacular drive through Namib-Naukluft Park to Swakopmund. This national park, one of the largest in the world, is home to one of the driest and oldest deserts on earth. It contains the finest desert scenery in Africa, if not in the world, with towering jagged rock formations and incredible lunar landscapes. Be prepared for a few photo stops.


Day 9: Swakopmund    

A full day in Swakopmund to enjoy some of the optional adventure activities on offer; quad biking, sand boarding, flights over the desert, even a parachute jump is possible. Alternatively explore the town and visit some of the excellent cake shops for which it is famous.


Day 10: Twyfelfontein    

We drive towards the stark Skeleton Coast visiting the seal colony at Cape Cross. This gives a wonderful opportunity to take some close up shots of the hundreds of seals frolicking and fishing in the nearby surf. If the wind is blowing the wrong way it is not always the best place for lunch! We then continue inland to the Aba Huab River.


Day 11: Twyfelfontein    

In the morning we visit Twyfelfontein where there are ancient and well-preserved rock-engravings. We then drive north to Etosha National Park. We should arrive in time to do a late afternoon game drive before camping at Okaukuejo, which has an excellent waterhole for viewing game at night.


Day 12: Etosha    

Time to really enjoy this fabulous game park. Etosha is a huge park of 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 film and lots 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, weaverbirds and hornbills in the trees. While in Etosha we move our camp from Okaukuejo to Namutoni but the itinerary is kept flexible depending on where the game is. These camps now offer optional night drives which you can book and pay for on arrival.


Day 13: Etosha    

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Day 14: Okavango River    

Drive to Ngepi Camp on the Okavango River.


Day 15: Okavango River    

We take a mokoro ride from our camp on the Okavango River to a point lower down in the panhandle of the Delta. The bird life is prolific and at certain times of the year so is the game. Gliding through the waterways in the mokoro is the ideal way to absorb the sheer peace and tranquillity of the place. The panhandle of the Delta is more open so it is good for game viewing. We are 4 times more likely to see hippo and crocodile in this area than lower down in the Delta. We also get the opportunity for a village tour to meet the local community.


Day 16: Chobe River    

Drive through the Caprivi Strip to Chobe National Park, home to huge numbers of elephant and hippo.


Day 17: Chobe River    

Early morning game drive in Chobe National Park & 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, even lion. For bird lovers the river provides a home for the majestic African Fish Eagle and a number of species of brightly coloured bee-eaters.


Day 18: Livingstone    

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Day 19: Livingstone    

Drive tor Livingstone, a small town on the Zambian side of the glorious Victoria Falls. The waterfall itself is majestic, the activities enthralling and the scenery of the Upper Zambezi beautiful. Choose from flights, rafts, bungee ropes or elephants but most importantly spend a good few hours in the Falls National Park itself. The rest of the day and the following day are free time for you to enjoy any of the activities.


Day 20: Ends Livingstone    

End Livingstone.



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Cape Town to Victoria Falls Safari Departure Dates

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