Cape Town to Victoria Falls Adventure

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Overview

This 18-day journey through four African countries hits the highlights and is perfect for the adventurer who wants to discover the region’s diversity. Explore the Okavango Delta by traditional mokoro canoe, marvel at some of the highest sand dunes in the world in the Namib Desert, and meet the San Bushmen of the Kalahari. Your knowledgeable CEO (Chief Experience Officer) will take care of the hassles and planning while you recharge in hotels, local lodges, and camps for an unforgettable cultural experience you'll forever treasure.

Itinerary

Day 1: Cape Town

Arrive at any time.

Get the most out of your time in Cape Town by pre-booking the South African Wine Tour and Tasting extra. If you do, we recommend booking accommodation for an extra night pre-tour as this activity has an early start time. Please note, due to the timings of this activity, there is a possibility you may miss the welcome meeting on day 1 of your tour - in this case, your CEO will leave you a message detailing what time and where you should meet the next morning.

Day 2: Cape Town/Lambert's Bay

Head up the Cape's west coast, stopping at the G Adventures supported !Khwa ttu San Culture and Education Centre. Arrive in Lambert's Bay and opt to visit Bird Island, or stroll through this charming town.

Travelling from Cape Town, continue north towards Namaqualand, keeping an eye out for fields of Namaqualand daisies (in season August and September).

At Clanwilliam, head towards the coast again and on to Lambert’s Bay, a picturesque town on the west coast of South Africa.

Includes: Breakfast

Day 3: Lambert's Bay/Orange River

Continue north and cross into Namibia. Settle in by the banks of the Orange River with time to swim or just relax.

Travelling north, enjoy a full day's travel through this dry and remote part of South Africa.

In the mid-afternoon, cross into Namibia and a more arid region and stop at scenic Orange River for the evening.

After getting settled, enjoy the late afternoon by the river bank.

Includes: Breakfast

Day 4: Orange River/Ai-Ais

Spend the morning relaxing on the banks of the Orange River, then continue on to Ai-Ais, the small hot springs resort at the southern end of the Fish River Canyon. Spend the rest of the day relaxing in the healing waters.

Includes: Breakfast

Day 5: Fish River Canyon/Namib Desert

Start early with a visit to the breathtaking Fish River Canyon, then travel north, enjoying dramatic Namibian landscapes as you head up towards Sesriem.

Arrive in the area in the late afternoon, where the towering red sand dunes of Sossusvlei form the gateway into the Namib Desert.

Includes: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 6: Namib Desert

Visit Sossusvlei Dunes and Sesriem Canyon. Opt to climb up the breathtaking Dune 45.

Enjoy a visit to Sossusvlei, a clay pan enclosed by the world’s largest sand dunes, up to 300m (984 ft) high. Here, use some free time to enjoy the sand dunes on your own. Visit the Sesriem Canyon, a small canyon typical of the area.

Includes: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 7: Namib Desert/Swakopmund

Enjoy the views of the Namib desert before arriving in the historical town of Swakopmund.

Get a real feel for the Namib Desert as we spend hours crossing this empty region.

En route to the Namibian coast, take a coffee break in Solitaire, a mystical village consisting of a filling station, general dealer/coffee shop, and small mechanical workshop. Before arriving to Swakopmund, drive through Walvis Bay, the only town on the Namibian coastline that boasts a deep-sea harbor.

Spend two nights in the area exploring this historical town or trying some of the numerous activities available, such as sandboarding or a skydiving.

Swakopmund has bizarre lunar landscapes, unforgettable sunsets, and prehistoric Welwitchia plants.

Includes: Breakfast

Day 8: Swakopmund

Spend a day exploring all the area has to offer. Optional activities include sandboarding, skydiving, and a scenic flight.

You can pre-book your sky dive on the checkout page, or through your Global Connection Officer or travel agent.

Day 9: Swakopmund/Etosha National Park

Enter Etosha National Park and enjoy an afternoon wildlife safari drive in our touring vehicle. Opt to explore more on an open safari vehicle drive.

Begin moving east into the interior of Namibia. On this route, pass through a lunar landscape and see the imposing Spitzkoppe, also known as the “Matterhorn” of Namibia, in the distance.

Visit Etosha National Park on a wildlife safari drive in our touring vehicle. Keep an eye out for lions, giraffes, elephants, rhinos, and antelopes.

After sunset, some animals may head to the watering holes near the campground.

Opt to head out for more wildlife safari drives in an open safari vehicle to make the most of your time here.

Day 10: Etosha National Park

Enjoy another wildlife safari drive in our touring vehicle and keep your eyes peeled for the vast array of incredible animals.

Day 11: Etosha National Park/Windhoek

Arrive in Windhoek and visit the G Adventures supported Penduka Village Restaurant & Shop for an included lunch, then spend the rest of the afternoon exploring the German-influenced capital city.

Leave Etosha National Park and head south through the Namibian countryside to Windhoek.

Includes: Lunch

Day 12: Windhoek/Dekar

Spend the night at the G Adventures supported Dqae Qare San Lodge, and meet the local San Bushmen on a walk to learn their desert survival skills.

Continue through the eastern part of Namibia and cross into Botswana before travelling into the heart of the Kalahari.

Arrive in the late afternoon and camp close to the village of Dekar. Enjoy a local meal before settling in for the night.

Includes: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 13: D'kar to Maun

Prepare for a 1-night/2-day journey into the Okavango Delta. Opt to take a scenic flight over the delta.

Travel along the northern portions of the Kalahari Desert throughout the day – this is a severely arid and barren landscape, though very beautiful.

After arrival in Maun, the biggest town in the Okavango Delta area, pick up any supplies needed and prepare for the journey into the Okavango Delta.

Opt to fly over the delta by pre-booking the Okavango Delta Flight when booking your tour.

In the evening, watch a traditional dance group performance on the poolside terrace.

Includes: Breakfast

Day 14: Okavango Delta

Enjoy wildlife walks, birding and traditional mokoro excursions in the Okavango Delta. Learn the ways of the bush from the local 'polers'.

The excursion begins with a drive in customized safari vehicles for about 1-2 hrs to the "dock" to board a mokoro (canoe) that takes us deep into the delta. After a 1-2 hrs in the mokoro, arrive to the camp.

Includes: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 15: Okavango Delta/Nata

Travel to Nata. Opt for a sunset wildlife safari drive or bush walk in the area. Watch elephants drink from the camp's watering hole at night.

Enjoy the sunrise in the delta before travelling back to Maun by mokoro. Stop in Maun, pick up your luggage, have lunch, and continue to Nata.

Includes: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 16: Nata/Kasane

Travel to Kasane. Opt to embark on a sunset boat cruise or photo wildlife safari on the Chobe River.

Travel to Kasane outside the gates of Chobe National Park, home to the largest elephant population in Southern Africa.

Opt for a Chobe River Sunset Cruise. For photography enthusiasts, this place is heaven with hippos, elephants, and crocodiles all living by the river.

You can pre-book the Chobe River Sunset Cruise on the checkout page, or through your Global Connection Officer or travel agent.

Includes: Breakfast

Day 17: Kasane/Victoria Falls

Opt for an early morning safari drive in Chobe National Park, before crossing into Zimbabwe. Choose to enjoy a visit to Victoria Falls, or try a helicopter flight over them.

Cross the border to enter into Zimbabwe and continue on to Victoria Falls, arriving in the early afternoon. This is a great base to see natural wonders and take part in some adventure activities.

Opt to get up close (and wet from the spray) while visiting the immense Victoria Falls, raft the whitewater of the mighty Zambezi, or, for the more adventurous, bungee jump with Victoria Falls in view.

Includes: Breakfast

Day 18: Victoria Falls

Depart at any time.

Includes: Breakfast

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