Cape Town to Victoria Falls - Camping

Cape Town to Victoria Falls - Camping

Start: Cape Town Finish: Victoria Falls

Visiting: Cape Town, Cape Peninsula, Olifants River, Orange River, Sesriem, Sossusvlei, Swakopmund, Brandberg Mountain, Etosha National Park, Okavango River, Mokoro, Chobe, Victoria Falls, Chobe National Park, Okavango Delta, Fish River Canyon, Namib Naukluft, Victoria, Table Mountain, Etosha


Duration: 19 Nights

Physical rating: Leisurely / Moderate

Special diets catered: Please inform Exodus of specific dietary requirements

Tour code: AZV

Tour operator: Exodus

Group size: 6 - 14

Age range: 16 to 99

Tour operated in: English


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Tour Overview

Cape Town to Victoria Falls is one of the world’s great classic journeys. Starting from Cape Town, South Africa’s most cosmopolitan city, this trip travels through Namibia's spectacular desert landscape, wildlife-rich game parks in Namibia and Botswana and finally to the mighty Victoria Falls on the border of Zimbabwe and Zambia. This is an adventure through the heart of southern Africa’s dramatic scenery, with rich culture, diverse wildlife and the opportunity to partake in numerous activities along the way.

Highlights

  • iconEtosha NP with its fantastic wildlife
  • iconCape Town, Africa's most exciting city
  • iconThe Okavango River and Chobe NP
  • iconThe mighty Victoria Falls
  • iconSossusvlei, the highest sand dunes in the world

Places You'll See

Cape Town to Victoria Falls - Camping
Cape Town to Victoria Falls - Camping
Cape Town to Victoria Falls - Camping
Cape Town to Victoria Falls - Camping
Cape Town to Victoria Falls - Camping
Cape Town to Victoria Falls - Camping
Cape Town to Victoria Falls - Camping
Cape Town to Victoria Falls - Camping
Cape Town to Victoria Falls - Camping
Cape Town to Victoria Falls - Camping
Cape Town to Victoria Falls - Camping
Dead Valley in Namibia
Cape Town to Victoria Falls - Camping
Cape Town to Victoria Falls - Camping
Cape Town to Victoria Falls - Camping

Itinerary

icon Day 1 : Start Cape Town.

Location: Cape Town

Accommodation: Sweetest Guest Houses or similar

Meals: No Meals

Those on the group flights will be taken to the hotel in Cape Town upon
arrival. If you're not on the group flights we suggest you aim to arrive at
the lodge in Cape Town by mid-afternoon. If the weather is good this
afternoon there may be the opportunity for an optional excursion up Table
Mountain via cable car. Table Mountain is often the first image that springs
to mind whenever one thinks of Cape Town – the views across the city on a
clear day are incredible. If the weather is not good enough this will be a
free afternoon, with the opportunity to explore the famous V & A Waterfront.

icon Day 2 : Visit Cape Peninsula; afternoon wine tour.

Location: Cape Peninsula

Accommodation: Sweetest Guest Houses or similar

Meals: Breakfast

We generally begin today’s tour with a drive along the spectacular
Chapman's Peak drive (please note, occasionally this drive is closed and we
will have to go around it), via Houtbay. Continuing to the Cape Point Nature
reserve, we have time to walk to the lighthouse and then along the boardwalk
to the Cape of Good Hope. We then take a short visit to the Boulders Beach
penguin colony and enjoy some lunch. In the late afternoon we 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 activities in Cape Town is flexible as everything hinges around
going up Table Mountain when the weather is best. Evening meals can be
enjoyed at various restaurants on the beaches along the coast – Cape Town
is a food and drink lover's paradise!

icon Day 3 : Drive to the Olifants River Valley

Location: Olifants River

Accommodation: Camp

Accommodation Name: Highlanders Camp or similar

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

We leave Cape Town and travel through farmlands of citrus, maize, cattle and
sheep as we start the journey towards Namibia. Our first stop is in the
fertile Olifants River Valley, giving us a glimpse into the agricultural
lifestyle of the Western Cape. (about 5hrs drive)

icon Day 4 : To Orange River; afternoon optional canoeing.

Location: Orange River

Accommodation: Camp

Accommodation Name: Felix Unite Camp Site or similar

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Today we drive to Orange River (5 hours + 1 hour border crossing), where
Namibia's southern border meets South Africa. There is free time to relax
this afternoon. Our camp for the night will be in a picturesque location on
the riverbank. (450km, 6-7hrs)

icon Day 5 : To Fish River Canyon, the 2nd largest in the world; afternoon walk.

Location: Orange River

Accommodation: Camp

Accommodation Name: Canyon Roadhouse Camp or similar

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

In the morning we enjoy a canoe trip on the Orange River. It is not tough on
the water and the trip 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) to the second
largest canyon on earth – Fish River Canyon. The views from the canyon
rim are spectacular and there is time for a short walk along it in the
afternoon for superb sunset views. We spend the night nearby at Hobas.
(180km, 2.5-3hrs plus 1hr border crossing)

icon Day 6 : To Sesriem in the Namib Desert.

Location: Sesriem

Accommodation: Camp

Accommodation Name: Sesriem Camp Site or similar

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

A day's travel along the edge of the Namib-Naukluft Park to Sesriem where we
camp for the night. (550km, 8.5-9krs)

icon Day 7 : Full day exploring the highest sand dunes in the world at Sossusvlei.

Location: Sossusvlei

Accommodation: Camp

Accommodation Name: Sesriem Camp Site or similar

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We will spend the morning at the Sossusvlei dunes, one of the great sights of
Africa. It's worth getting up before sunrise to watch the early morning light
creep over the dunes before we 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 rises. 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 before returning to our camp.
*Sesriem Camp Site or similar*

icon Day 8 : To the Germanic town of Swakopmund.

Location: Swakopmund

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Dunedin Star Hotel or similar

Meals: Breakfast

A long, spectacular drive through Namib-Naukluft Park to Swakopmund via
Walvis Bay to see, in season (summer), flamingoes in their thousands. This
national park, one of the largest in the world, is home to one of the driest
and oldest deserts on earth. It contains some of the finest desert scenery in
Africa, if not in the world, with towering jagged rock formations and
incredible lunar landscapes. (300km, 4-5hrs)

icon Day 9 : Free day to enjoy optional activities.

Location: Swakopmund

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Dunedin Star Hotel or similar

Meals: Breakfast

Swakopmund has invented itself as Namibia's adventure sports capital, and
we have a full day in Swakopmund to enjoy some of the optional adventure
activities on offer; go on a dolphin cruise or township tour or take a flight
over the desert! Alternatively, explore the German-style town and visit some
of the excellent cake shops for which Swakopmund is famous.
*Dunedin Star Hotel or similar*

icon Day 10 : To Brandberg; visit White Lady paintings.

Location: Brandberg Mountain

Accommodation: Brandberg Whilte Lady Lodge or similar

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

We depart for Namibia’s highest mountain, Brandberg. We will enjoy a walk
through valley 45 for approximately 2 hours to the famous ‘White Lady’
rock painting which, along with a number of other small paintings and
engravings, are thought to have been left by Bushmen at least 2000 years ago.
(250km, 4hrs)

icon Day 11 : To Etosha N.P.

Location: Etosha National Park

Accommodation: Camp

Accommodation Name: Etosha NWR Camp Site or similar

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

We drive north to Etosha National Park where some of the world's best
wildlife viewing can be found. We should arrive at Etosha, which means the
'Great White Place of Dry Water' in time to do a late afternoon game drive
before reaching our rest camp where there will be a waterhole for game
viewing at night. (400km, 5-6hrs)

icon Day 12 -13 : Two days game viewing in Etosha and enjoyeing the floodlit watering holes.

Location: Etosha National Park

Accommodation: Camp

Accommodation Name: Etosha NWR Camp Site or similar

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

We have two days to really enjoy this fabulous park with its 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 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 and weaverbirds and hornbills in the trees.
While in Etosha we move our camps (between Okaukuejo, Halali or Namutoni) but
the itinerary is kept flexible depending on where the game is.

icon Day 14 : To the Okavango River.

Location: Okavango River

Accommodation: Camp

Accommodation Name: Ngepi Camp or similar

Meals: Breakfast

Long drive to the Okavango River - the main watercourse supplying the
Okavango Delta. (650km, 8hrs)

icon Day 15 : Mokoro (dugout canoe) ride on the Okavango River.

Location: Mokoro

Accommodation: Camp

Accommodation Name: Ngepi Camp or similar

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We take a mokoro (traditional dug-out canoe) ride from our camp on the
Okavango River. Please note that in March/April, the river may be flooded and
we may have to substitute our mokoros for a boat ride. The birdlife is
prolific and, at certain times of the year, so is the game. Gliding through
the waterways by mokoro is the ideal way to absorb the sheer peace and
tranquillity of the place. We also have the option of a village tour to meet
the local community. 

icon Day 16 : To Chobe N.P.

Location: Chobe

Accommodation: Camp

Accommodation Name: Thebe Safari Camp Site or similar

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Drive through the Caprivi Strip and into Botswana to Chobe National Park,
home to huge numbers of elephant and hippo. (400km, 5.5-6hrs, border crossing
1hr)

icon Day 17 : Game drive and boat ride in Chobe N.P.

Location: Chobe

Accommodation: Camp

Accommodation Name: Thebe Safari Camp Site or similar

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today we have an early morning game drive in Chobe National Park and an
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.
For bird lovers, the river provides a home for the majestic African Fish
Eagle and a number of species of brightly coloured bee-eaters. The area
surrounding the Chobe River typically has the highest concentration of
wildlife within the park as animals congregate here, particularly in the dry
season (April to October).
*Thebe Safari Camp Site or similar*

icon Day 18 : To Victoria Falls.

Location: Victoria Falls

Accommodation: Camp

Accommodation Name: Victoria Falls Rest Camp or similar

Meals: Breakfast

After a leisurely breakfast we drive to Victoria Falls, a small town on the
Zimbabwean side of the glorious Victoria Falls (entrance own expense US$ 30).
The waterfall itself is majestic, the activities enthralling and the scenery
of the Upper Zambezi beautiful. (100km, 1.5-2hrs plus border crossing 1-2hrs)

icon Day 19 : Free day to enjoy optional activities and visit the falls.

Location: Victoria Falls

Accommodation: Camp

Accommodation Name: Victoria Falls Rest Camp or similar

Meals: Breakfast

Today you have a free day to enjoy the numerous activities on offer such as
flights over the falls, white-water rafting, game viewing, or crossing into
Zambia to see the falls from a different side (you will need a Zambian visa
if you decide to cross over to see the falls on the other side).

icon Day 20 : End Victoria Falls.

Location: Victoria Falls

Meals: Breakfast

The trip ends today, those on the group flights will be taken to the airport.

What's Included

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    All breakfasts, 7 lunches, 12 dinners

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    All accommodation (see below)

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    All transport and listed activities

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    Tour leader throughout

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    Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)

What's Not Included

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    Travel insurance

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    Single accommodation

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    Visas or vaccinations

Food

All breakfasts, 7 lunches, 12 dinners We suggest you allow about US$170 for meals not included in the itinerary. Camp meals should be wholesome and plentiful, but do not expect cordon bleu cooking. Please note sometimes it is not easy to get fresh meat. However, the general standard of food is good and vegetarians are well catered for. Please notify Exodus of specific dietary requirements. The water provided on this trip is safe and clean drinking water, normally coming from bore-holes. It is not bottled water, however. If you would rather have bottled water then this will be at your expense, though we would encourage you to make use of the safe drinking water provided as this helps diminish plastic consumption.

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Are vaccinations required for this tour?

Vaccination against Yellow Fever is necessary if you are coming from a country with Yellow Fever, and you must bring a valid certificate of vaccination. Recommended vaccinations are: Polio, Tetanus, Diphtheria, Typhoid, Hepatitis A.

What is the maximum group size?

14

Are vaccinations required for this tour?

Are children permitted to take part in the tour?

Minimum 16 years age people can go on this tour.

Do you require a visa for this holiday?

Currently British and Commonwealth and European passport holders do not require visas for Botswana. If you are transiting through South Africa and are a non UK passport holder you may require a transit visa. Please check before travelling.

    Are vaccinations required for this tour?

    Currently British and Commonwealth and European passport holders do not require visas for Botswana. If you are transiting through South Africa and are a non UK passport holder you may require a transit visa. Please check before travelling.

    What is the standard of the hotels on this tour?

    basic hotels

    Are the local guides on the tour English speaking?

    Yes.

    Do you require a visa for this holiday?

Reviews

Read all 35 reviews
A wonderful and varied trip
What a wonderful three weeks. To travel all the way from cape Town to Victoria Falls and stop at so many great places en route was fantastic and we loved ....more What a wonderful three weeks.

To travel all the way from cape Town to Victoria Falls and stop at so many great places en route was fantastic and we loved it all.

OK, there are some long drives but these didn't feel long as we had plenty of 'comfort breaks' and so much to look at as we travelled.

The seats in the bus were very comfortable and the leg-room was amazing, far better than on flights or coaches.

The camp sites were good with hot showers (most of the time!) and a bar to relax in, while the team set up camp and got dinner ready.

There are some early mornings but that is the best time to see animals and a good breakfast and hot drink soon gets you going.

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Cape Town to Victoria Falls
We have just returned from this outstanding trip and are struggling to come back down to earth. If you want to experience the huge variety of landscapes, wildlife, and exhilaration ....more We have just returned from this outstanding trip and are struggling to come back down to earth.

If you want to experience the huge variety of landscapes, wildlife, and exhilaration that Southern Africa has to offer, then this is the trip for you (if you are willing to put up with some long drives).

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Cape Town to Vic Falls
This really is a fantastic trip and packs an awful lot into 3 weeks - great game viewing, amazing places such as Fish River Canyon, the Sossusvlei sand dunes and ....more This really is a fantastic trip and packs an awful lot into 3 weeks - great game viewing, amazing places such as Fish River Canyon, the Sossusvlei sand dunes and of course, Vic Falls.

That does mean some long drives but there's no other way to get it all done.

Camping is a great way to see Africa and I was surprised at the quality of the campsites and the excellent facilities.

Lots of amazing memories which will stay with me for a long time.

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Cape Town to Victoria Falls-Camping
Full on trip, every day was an adventure. Full on trip, every day was an adventure.

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Cape Town to Victoria Falls (camping)
What a great time we had, a super group of fellow travellers and fantastic leader, cook and driver.WE SAW THE BIG FIVE which was in large part down to the ....more What a great time we had, a super group of fellow travellers and fantastic leader, cook and driver.

WE SAW THE BIG FIVE which was in large part down to the crew and their game spotting.

I had done this same trip years ago with Guerba, that trip was a participatory camping experience where we had to take turns cooking! This trip was complete luxury by comparison.

Our cook Ivan was a trained pastry chef so our meals were a real treat especially the deserts.

The campsites were in the main of a good standard and although our cheif aka Christopher apologised because there was no grass to pitch the tents on ( no suprise in the dessert) we soon got used to the sand.

There was the flexibility to move on early to Swakomund when we were caught up in a bad sand storm which upended several of our tents.

The Itinerary was well thought out.

Our group of 12 was an ideal size as we could mainly have a window seat.

There were lockers at the back of the truck in which we were able to lock up our valuables.

Some journeys werelong but the scenery was so varied it was never boring.

The real highlights are no doubt the game drives.

Go on this tour if you can.

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Victoria Falls to Cape Town lodge based
We had just the best time, our initial expectations were blown apart with so many exciting and diverse experiences.We had very early starts but we were glad to go to ....more We had just the best time, our initial expectations were blown apart with so many exciting and diverse experiences.

We had very early starts but we were glad to go to bed to sleep so we didnt miss a minute of anything the next day.

Never a dull moment! we saw the Big Five, mind blowing! The Namibian desert was unbelievable such an unforgiving stark environment! and we went there and survived! I could write a book on all the experiences on this trip, we definitely won't be short of dinner part stories for a long long time.

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Cape Town to Victoria Falls Reverse Lodges
Loved it. A hard overland journey, not for softies, but full of interest. Long days over often rough roads but with ever-changing landscape. There are several 2 ....more Loved it.

A hard overland journey, not for softies, but full of interest.

Long days over often rough roads but with ever-changing landscape.

There are several 2 night stops and swimming pools almost everywhere.

We got close to animals - the big 5 (including the Black and the White rhino) plus leopard, hyena, wild dogs (rare indeed), crocodiles and lots of hippos.

Zebra, giraffe, impala of all kinds, ostriches, crocodiles, colourful birds and a poisonous (and enormous) hairy black scorpion at Fish River canyon.

Southern Right Whales off Cape Point in S.

Africa and the lovely penquins nearby were the icing on the cake.

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Cape Town to Victoria Falls - Camping
A tremendous introduction to Southern Africa! If you aren't a particularly confident traveler or you've traveled the world several times over, this is the trip for you. With a dedicated ....more A tremendous introduction to Southern Africa! If you aren't a particularly confident traveler or you've traveled the world several times over, this is the trip for you.

With a dedicated crew who establish a relaxed feeling throughout the entire journey, this trip has something for everyone.

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Cape Town to Victoria Falls - Camping
This was a brilliant Holiday, although as we often said during the three weeks we were away, it was not so much a holiday, more an adventure! This was a brilliant Holiday, although as we often said during the three weeks we were away, it was not so much a holiday, more an adventure!;
Cape Town to Victoria Falls- Hotel/Lodge Reverse
Great Tour leader, Driver and group, brilliant trip, wonderful wildlife, great geography and scenery, interesting politics. Great Truck/Bus, and accommodation generally reasonable to good............except.The Orange River Lodge in Namibia was ....more Great Tour leader, Driver and group, brilliant trip, wonderful wildlife, great geography and scenery, interesting politics.

Great Truck/Bus, and accommodation generally reasonable to good.

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The Orange River Lodge in Namibia was absolutely dreadful and should never be considered again by Exodus.

NO water, had to ask for towels since there was no water we understood why towels were not provided.

No toilet paper, had to ask for this, but could not flush the toilet, and the swimming pool was not useable with the cover firmly in place.

The Breakfast was like Fawlty Towers only worse, and so dark in the room you could not see.

The toaster had blue electrical flashes coming out of it so was unplugged.

The Lodge knew that they had no water but did not inform our tour leader, even though he had contacted them many hours in advance of our arrival.

The owners were not interested, even though we were the only guests staying there, it appeared that nobody had stayed there for ages, it was really run down.

Even the Shell petrol station attendant next door said it was the worst Lodge on the Orange River and nobody ever stays there.

Please do not expose your clients to this truly awful Lodge ever again.

The owners staff did say that they would not charge Exodus for the dreadful breakfast which would now be free of charge.

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