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Cape Town to Victoria Falls Grand Explorer 21 days & 15 days

Itinerary

 

A variety filled journey covering the must see highlights of both Cape Town to Victoria Falls is one of the classic “overland” routes for Southern Africa. The safari is a variety filled journey including the Namib Desert, Etosha NP and the Okavango. Visit Move Safaris to book this  affordable accommodated adventure.

Day 1 CAPE TOWN  [guest house - - -] 
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 Watrfront (own expense).

Day 2 CEDERBERG  [chalet BLD] 
[B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner] 
The Cederberg is a massive rock wilderness with giant sandstone boulders that have been sculpted by wind and rain into bizarre and artistic shapes. We head north to the Cederberg and explore the rugged landscape on foot before relaxing in chalets for the evening.

Day 3 GARIEP RIVER  [lodge BLD] 
We make our way into the more arid regions and upon 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 BLD] 
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 and watch a spectacular sunset as the sun slips over the canyon’s rim.

Day 5 - 6 NAMIB DESERT  [lodge or tented lodge BLD] 
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 from the comfort of our lodge outside the national park watch dramatic sunsets over the world’s highest sand dunes.

Day 7 - 8 SWAKOPMUND  [guest house Bx2 Lx1-] 
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 grow on the stony plains of the 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 (own expense).

Day 9 DAMARALAND  [chalets BLD] 
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 Massif Mountains.

Day 10 - 11 ETOSHA NP  [guest lodge BLD] 
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 WINDHOEK  [guest house BL-] 
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).

Cape to Windhoek 13 day clients end tour +/-08:00am on morning of day 13, please contact Move Safaris office for details.

Day 13 KALAHARI  [chalet BLD] 
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 14, 15, 16 OKAVANGO DELTA  [tented camping x2 BLD]
[lodge x1 BL-]
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 mekoro (dugouts). We have 2 nights at our tented camp and enjoy game walks, swimming, the birdlife and game in this pristine wilderness area. 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 17 MAKGADIKGADI PANS  [camping BL-] 
Feel the vastness of Africa under a big sky sunset. After the rains the pans fill with water and attract thousands of water birds and herds of zebra, wildebeest and springbok.

Day 18 CHOBE  [chalets BL-] 
Chobe National Park is famous for large herds of elephant and buffalo. Our afternoon is spent on an exciting wildlife boat cruise in the Chobe NP.

Day 19 – 21 VICTORIA FALLS (ZIMBABWE)  [hotel Bx3 - -] 
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 a 111m bungi jump (own expense). Tour ends at 08:00am.

Flights are available from Victoria Falls to Johannesburg or when available you can take a free Sunway transit return to Johannesburg with the tour vehicle (all meals and accommodation for own expense). 2 days, arrives Johannesburg at +/- 18:00 on Thursday. Subject to availability.

 

 

Facts

21 Day Accommodated

Small group-max 12

Limited participation(Washing dishes, loading truck)

Departs Cape Town Ends Victoria Falls Zimbabwe

Price from EU 3530 / 15 Day: EU 2430

Single supplement EU  850 / 15 Day: 495

Included

Professional safari guides

Transport in safari truck or tour van

20 Breakfast 16 Lunch 11 dinner

Entrance fees

18 nights hotel/cabin,gueshouses 2nights tented camp

Use of camping equipment (except sleeping bags)

Okavango Delta mokoro excursion

 

Highlights

Fish River Canyon – walking

Namib Desert – walk Sossusvlei dunes

Swakopmund – dune boarding & quad biking

Brandberg – rock paintings

Etosha NP – game drives

Okavango Delta – mokoro excursion and bush walks

Victoria Falls – adventure activities

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Experience South Africa accommodated tour can be linked before departue of Cape Town - Vic Falls (Exp SA followed by Cape to Vic Falls)

Please inquire about combining tours before making a booking

Helpful information

This safari departs early so I advise that you stay in Cape Town the night before safari, at the lodge where the tour departs from. Would you like to book additional nights accommodation pre and post-tour? Please inform me of your airport transfer and lodge reservations that you require when you submit your enquiry/booking. Do you need assistance with any further travel/tour reservations not found on this website? Please ask. *Local Payment: If your tour requires local payment please have it ready on departure day, give it to your tour guide in the correct currency bank notes in cash. No US$100 bills. It is part of the tour operational costs like park entryfees, paid in cash localy in order to benefit the local communities.

Dates and prices


Single supplement: € 850pp (If you are travelling on your own, you will “room” with another same gender traveller. You do not pay extra when booking as a single person. If however you request a single, then you'll pay the single supplement and have a single room.)

13 Day:                                                                                        21 Day:

2016 DEPART                   ENDS                                                DEPARTS               ENDS    

CAPE TOWN                     WINDHOEK                                    CAPE TOWN          VICTORIA FALLS, ZIMBABWE
Wednesday at                 Monday at                                     Wednesday at     Tuesday at    
08:00 am                           08:00 am                                         08:00  am               08:00 am

 

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