Cape Town to Victoria Falls Grand Explorer

Cape Town to Victoria Falls

       

Cape Town to Victoria Falls Grand Explorer

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Safari Price: Euro 2,145 Email: Bookings & Enquiries Email

Safari Starts: Cape Town

Safari Ends: Victoria Falls Number of Days: 21
Countries visited: South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zambia
Click here for Departure Dates Vehicles, Guides & Equipment Booking Code: SSCVa21

Safari Price Includes:

Entrance fees
Use of camping equipment (including sleeping bag & pillow in the Delta)
Transport in minibus / safari truck & 4WD
Meals as per itinerary
Professional guide
Okavango Delta mokoro excursion

Safari Price Excludes:

International airfares
Arrival and departure transfers
Travel and medical insurance
Personal spending money
Visas
Passports
Vaccinations
Personal taxes (including departure and border taxes)
All optional activities unscheduled or optional National Parks / Reserves Entrance fees
Gratuities
Restaurant meals and all other items of a personal nature.
All drinks, even on days with full board basis.

Cape Town to Victoria Falls

An epic accommodated journey through Namibia, Botswana and Zambia covering Fish River Canyon, the wildlife in Etosha Pan National Park, the Okavango Delta, Sossusvlei in the Namib Desert and the amazing Victoria Falls!

Cape Town to Victoria Falls Grand Explorer Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Cape Town Guesthouse  

Cape Town is one of the most picturesque cities in the world, with the majestic Table Mountain providing its central focus. After a tour briefing at 8:00am, we visit the African Penguin colony en route to Cape Point Nature Reserve, and spend the rest of the day relaxing on Hout Bay beach. We sample some of Cape Town’s culinary wonders at a local restaurant in the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront (own expense).


Day 2: Cedarberg Chalets Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

The Cedarberg is a massive rock wilderness whose giant sandstone boulders have been sculpted by wind and rain into bizarre and artistic shapes. We head north to the Cedarberg and explore the rugged landscape on foot before relaxing in chalets for the evening.


Day 3: Gariep River Tented Lodge Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We make our way into the more arid regions and entering Namibia, we stay at a lodge on the Gariep River. Namibia's southern border river flows quietly and peacefully and the river valley is hardly affected by tourism. The riverbed is sandy, the water clean and clear. Time free for swimming and relaxing or you can adventure down the river in canoes (own expense).


Day 4: Fish River Canyon Lodge Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

The Fish River Canyon, situated along the lower reaches of the Fish River, is one of the most impressive natural beauties in the southern part of Namibia. With its depth of up to 550 metres, the Fish River Canyon is the second largest canyon in the world. We make our way to the canyon and in the afternoon we watch as a spectacular sunset slips over the canyon’s rim.


Day 5: Namib Desert Lodge Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

The parched Namib Desert has endless orange dunes blown into sharp ridges by the sand-shifting wind and at Sossusvlei they form a gateway into the Namib Desert. We will walk to Sossusvlei, explore Sesriem Canyon and watch dramatic sunsets over the world’s highest sand dunes. formation


Day 6: Namib Desert Lodge Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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Day 7: Swakopmund Guesthouse Breakfast, Lunch

Swakopmund is a popular seaside resort with a slightly nostalgic atmosphere, characterized by numerous colonial buildings. In terms of flora, both the Welwitschias Mirabilis and the Kokerboom are exclusive to Namibia. These strange plants only grow on the stony plains of the north Namib and many beautiful specimens surround the coastal town. Swakopmund is also the adventure activity capital of Namibia. Day free to explore the town or try quad biking / dune boarding


Day 8: Swakopmund Guesthouse Breakfast

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Day 9: Damaraland Guesthouse Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Namibia is a land of great contrasts and Damaraland demonstrates this with stark plains, petrified forests and ancient valleys leading to rocky outcrops and the soaring peaks of the Brandberg Massive Mountains. We’ll also visit the rock engravings at Twyfelfontein.


Day 10: Damaraland Guesthouse Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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Day 11: Etosha National Park Tented Camp Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Once a vast lake fed by the Kunene River, the pan that is Etosha NP dried up thousands of years ago when the river waters chose a new course. Etosha is big game country. We take game drives around the huge pan to find the elephants, herds of antelope and lions around the waterholes. We stay at a lodge on the outskirts of the national park.


Day 12: Etosha National Park Tented Camp Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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Day 13: Windhoek Guesthouse Breakfast, Lunch

This pretty town, beautifully situated in a valley, combines the architecture of a modern city with numerous buildings in the style of the German colonial era. The charm of the City of Windhoek lies in its harmonious blend of African and European cultures and the friendliness of its people. We visit the cosmopolitan capital and enjoy a restaurant meal (own expense)


Day 14: Kalahari San Bushman Huts Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Crossing into Botswana we overnight in rustic, grass huts in the heart of the Kalahari. The sand masses were created by the erosion of soft stone formations. The wind shaped the sand ridges, which are so typical of the landscape in the Kalahari. We take a walk with the local Bushmen to learn fascinating bush skills.


Day 15: Okavango Delta Tented Camp Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

The Okavango Delta is the only inland delta in the world. Instead of flowing into the sea, the annual flood of fresh water, spreads over 15000sq km of the Kalahari sand in a maze of lagoons and channels. We journey deep into the Okavango Delta on Makoro (dugouts). We have 2 nights at our tented camp and enjoy game walks, swimming, the birdlife and game in this pristine wilderness area. We return to Maun late in the afternoon on day 17. We also enjoy Mokoro trail includedgame walks, swimming, the birdlife and game in this pristine wilderness area.
For the two nights spent in the Okavango Delta you stay in a pre-erected tented camp. The facilities are very basic but you will be provided with a simple bucket shower and a toilet (of the “sand and bury” variety). All water, equipment and provisions need to be taken with us and all rubbish taken out again. All camping equipment is supplied including a sleeping bag and pillow. The tents used are dome tents with built-in insect nets. Mattresses are supplied and are about 5cm think.
Please note: Our local guides are wildlife experts and it is important to pay close attention to their requests in terms of safety. The delta is an exciting place to explore, but it needs to be understood and respected, and following their advice is paramount.


Day 16: Okavango Delta Tented Camp Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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Day 17: Okavango Delta Lodge Breakfast, Lunch

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Day 18: Makgadikgadi Pans Chalet Breakfast, Lunch

The shimmering saltpans of Makgadikgadi are the size of Switzerland and most of the time appears as a glaring, white, endless plain. When the rain comes a dramatic change takes place as the pans come to life with frantically feeding water birds and great herds of zebra, wildebeest and springbok.


Day 19: Zambia - Victoria Falls Tented Camp Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Magnificent Victoria Falls is one of the seven natural wonders of the world. David Livingstone ‘discovered’ the falls in 1885 and named them after his Queen. The scene he encountered was a mile-wide (1.6 km) sheer basalt fault line over which the mighty Zambezi tumbled to a depth of 100m, creating a cloud of spray. The falls are also the centre of a wide range of activities, including white water rafting on the mighty Zambezi, elephant back rides, scenic flights or a111m bungi jump (own expense). Tour ends.


Day 20: Zambia - Victoria Falls Tented Camp Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Detailed Itinerary Information


Day 21: Zambia - Victoria Falls Tented Camp Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Detailed Itinerary Information

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Cape Town to Victoria Falls Grand Explorer Departure Dates

2010 Safari Departures

Jan Departures

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Mar Departures

Apr Departures

May Departures

Jun Departures

6 January 2010
13 January 2010
27 January 2010

24 February 2010

3 March 2010
17 March 2010

14 April 2010
21 April 2010

5 May 2010

2 June 2010
9 June 2010
23 June 2010

Jul Departures

Aug Departures

Sept Departures

Oct Departures

Nov Departures

Dec Departures

21 July 2010
28 July 2010

11 August 2010

8 September 2010
15 September 2010
29 September 2010

27 October 2010

3 November 2010
17 November 2010

15 December 2010
22 December 2010

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