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Cape to Victoria Falls

South Africa: Guided Nature Walk in Cederberg Mountains – Namibia: Gariep (Orange) River – Fish River Canyon – Namib – Naukluft National Park – Tropic of Capricorn – Sesriem Canyon, Guided Walk in Sossusvlei – Spitzkoppe – Himba Tribal Interaction -2 Nights inside Etosha National Park – Bushman Paintings & Tribal Dancing – Botswana: 2 Night Okavango Delta, Excursion – Chobe National Park River Cruise – Zimbabwe: Victoria Falls National Park

  • 20 Days – Camping
  • Price: ZAR 12,450
  • Local Payment: $ 295
  • Single Supplement: ZAR 660
  • Green Seat (Optional): ZAR 150
  • Tour Code: NCV 2010
  • Length: 20 days, 19 nights
  • Meals: B, L x 19, D x 16
  • Start Point: Cape Town
  • End Point: Victoria Falls
  • Accommodation: Twin Share Tents

* This tour also runs in the opposite direction: NVC Victoria Falls to Cape Town (South)

COUNTRIES VISITED: SOUTH AFRICA, NAMIBIA, BOTSWANA, ZIMBABWE / ZAMBIA


Day 1 South Africa – Cederberg Mountain Region

Leaving Cape Town we make our first stop at Table View to purchase any last minute items and take photos of Table Mountain from across Table Bay. We then travel to the Cederberg region and set up camp. Later, we take a guided walk to see San paintings and learn about the local flora and fauna. Tonight, your guide will give a full briefing on the tour.

Meals: Lunch, Dinner


Day 2 Namaqualand – Gariep (Orange) River

An early start, then we head north via the distant town of Springbok and then to the Namibia border. We camp on the banks of the Gariep (previously named Orange) River that forms the border between South Africa and Namibia spend another night getting to know each other.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 3 Namibia – Gariep (Orange) River – Fish River Canyon

This morning there’s the chance to see the beautiful river valley by canoe, or you can just chill out on the riverbank with a view across to Namibia. After lunch we cross the border and travel to the 2nd largest canyon in the world, The Fish River Canyon. After a walk along the edge of the canyon we watch the sunset and enjoy a fantastic photo opportunity. Optional Activities: Half Day Canoe Adventure.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 4 Namib-Naukluft National Park

Further north, the scenery transitions in to true desert. We arrive at the Namib-Nakluft National Park and set up camp, then enjoy a short hike into the Sesriem canyon. Tonight enjoy the star studded sky and enduring silence of the Namib desert.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 5 Sossusvlei Dunes – Namib-Naukluft National Park

Wake before sunrise and travel the short distance to Dune 45. The sand dunes here are the largest in the world, and a hike to the top is one of the ‘must do’ travel experiences in Africa. After marvelling at the sunrise over the dunes, a hearty breakfast awaits before we join a local expert on a guided hike of the unique Sossusvlei desert ecosystem. Later we journey onto Solitaire, one of Namibia’s smallest towns for another night under the stars.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 6/7 Swakopmund

After crossing the Tropic of Capricorn, we travel onto Namibia’s Atlantic coast and the adventure capital, Swakopmund. Here you will be briefed on the many options available for the following day. The desert setting makes a sky dive in this region unforgettable and quadbiking much more exciting. Try some fresh seafood at a local restaurant tonight and join in with the town’s vibrant nightlife.

Optional Activities: Quadbiking, Sandboarding, Sky Diving, Dolphin Cruise, Scenic Flights, Fishing, Dinner out etc.

Meals: Breakfast x2, Lunch x1, Dinner x1


Day 8 Spitzkoppe

Leaving the coast we head to Namibia’s ‘Matterhorn’. Spitzkoppe is a huge rocky outcrop where we set up camp in the wild, beneath the mountain. This afternoon there is an included walk to view San paintings. Many people choose to sleep outside tonight to take advantage of the wonderful blanket of stars.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 9 Himba Tribes

After some early morning exploration we continue north and drive towards Kamanjab. The Himba are a pastoral people and predominantly breed cattle or goats, they are easily recognisable by their unique style of dress. We spend some time with the Himba people learning about their unique way of life.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 10/11 Etosha National Park

Etosha National Park is the venue for some of the most unique game viewing experiences in Africa. The sparse grasslands allow great opportunities to see animals normally hidden in denser vegetation. We will go on various game drives, and spend our evenings at the abundant water holes for some excellent game photography. We stay at two of the campsites inside the park to maximise our time game viewing.

Optional Activities: Night or Dawn Drives with NWR

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 12 Windhoek

After an early morning game drive we set off towards Windhoek in the centre of Namibia. On the way we stop at a popular craft market. On arrival in Windhoek there is a short city tour. Tonight a chance to try some game meat and the local nightlife at a restaurant or bar.

Optional Activities: Dinner out.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch


Day 13 Botswana – Ghanzi

An early start, then we cross into Botswana and drive to Ghanzi. After setting up camp we meet with a local San community and experience some traditional Tribal Dancing.

Optional Activity: Guided Walk, Trance Dance (min 6 x clients advance booking), Game Drives (min 6 x clients)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 14/15/16 Maun – Okavango Delta

Our journey takes us from Ghanzi towards Maun. We spend the night here (Maun) and prepare for our 2-night bush-camping experience. Your guides will provide you with a briefing about the next few days’ activities and the community run tourism operation. From here we will enter the Delta using local transport. If the water level allows we will take a mokoro ride (traditional canoe) as well as nature walks with the local people. This is a true wilderness area where both animals and people co-exist.

Optional Activity: Scenic flight over the Delta (time allowing).

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 17 Gweta

We leave the Delta behind us and travel east to Gweta, which is located halfway between Maun and Nata, near the Makgadikgadi Pans National Park. You can explore the bush around our campsite and view some of oldest Baobab trees in the area.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 18 Chobe National Park

Chobe National Park is our next destination near Kasane. This afternoon we take an included sunset boat cruise, as the animals are best spotted from the Chobe River. Our campsite has a lively atmosphere where you can meet other travellers. The next morning there is the option to go on early game drive.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 19 Zimbabwe – Victoria Falls

On arrival in Victoria Falls we have time to plan the next day’s adventure activities before we visit the spectacular Victoria Falls National Park and experience the thundering of the mighty Zambezi. The popular optional sunset cruise includes dinner and drinks.

Optional Activities: Chobe morning game drive, Sunset Cruise / Dinner out.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch


Day 20 Victoria Falls

Officially your tour finishes after breakfast but most people will spend the day White Water Rafting, a not-to-be-missed experience of a lifetime! Vic Falls offers many exciting alternatives such as a walk with lions or a bungy jump from the bridge that joins Zimbabwe with Zambia.

Optional Activities: White Water Rafting, Bungy Jump, Elephant Excursion, Walking with Lions, Horse Riding

Meals: Breakfast

* This tour also runs in the opposite direction: NVC Victoria Falls to Cape Town (South)

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