Cape Town to Vic Falls - Cape, Kalahari & Delta
South Africa & Botswana & Namibia & Zimbabwe, Wildlife & Safari, 22 days - from £2,395 (land only) - from €2,975 (land only) - from $3,980 (land only)
Proper accommodation apart from 2 nights camping in the Okavango - but well worth it, because we are in the wilds here and totally subermerged in the safari.
- Complete one the world`s classic overland safaris
- Seek out the `Big 5` at Etosha and Chobe National Park
- Go bush and track with the Kalahari Bushmen
- Explore the Okavango Delta by Mokoro Canoe
- Small group travel in a custom built overland vehicle
A classic Southern African overland journey which starts in Rainbow Nation of South Africa and finishes at the ‘Smoke that thunders', Victoria Falls! Arriving into the cosmopolitan city of Cape Town, the familiar skyline of Table Mountain frames this beautiful city. Travelling in a custom built overland vehicle, we drive to Cape Town's Hout Bay, famed for it's beauty and crayfish industry. Heading Northwards, up the Atlantic Coast, we enter the raw and rugged terrain of the Cederberg Mountains before arriving at the dramatic land of contrasts, Namibia. From the sharp-ridged dunes of the Namib Desert to the spectacular wildlife of Etosha Natonal Park and from the seaside town of Swakopmund to the charms of Windhoek, Namibia provides one of the grandest and diverse of African experiences. Whilst Namibia may sound like a hard act to follow, Botswana can satisfy even the most experienced safari enthusiast. Exploring the waterways of the Okavango Delta by a traditional Mokoro canoe, allows us to get up close to the hippos and birdlife of this iconic waterland. A true land of wilderness, Botswana's Chobe National Park provides the last stage for our final safari experience. Rich grasslands sustain a high concentration of wildlife as we seek out the hunter and hunted on land and by boat. Finishing in Zimbabwe at the thunderous Victoria Falls, completes this astounding African adventure.
Explore International. This is one of our Explore International holidays. Participants on these trips can book through KE or through one of our international partners. This helps us to gather together sufficient numbers of like-minded adventurers to get your holiday up and running quickly. Led by an English-speaking guide, the cosmopolitan nature of these groups can be an important part of the experience!
Is this holiday for you?
Everything in Africa is on a big scale, and to cover the ground necessary your journey across Botswana includes several long drives accompanied by Africa's spectacular scenery. Such drives, including your game drives, can often be on dirt tracks, graded roads and also tar highways. The vehicles used have been custom-built to cope with such conditions and as such, it may be neseccary for you to climb into the vehicle. Included in the itinerary are several safari experiences on foot. These walks can be on paved surfaces or uneven sandy terrain but they are always accompanied by your experienced local KE English speaking guide. Each walk is paced with time for your guide to interpret the environment around you. On some walks, especially in the Okavango Delta, it is vital to keep within the group in case of an animal encounter. When in the Okavango Delta we travel by Mokoro Canoe. These are traditional dug-out canoes and are very basic and may require walking in the shallows to board at water level. The accommodation on this journey will range from chalet style through to permanent tented lodges with en-suite facilities. There maybe a bar/restaurant available and some lodges may have a swimming pool. However, during your stay in the Okavango Delta, such facilities are not available. All camping equipment is provided and you will be sleeping on camp mats with access to very basic, shared facilities. During your holiday, some participation on day-to-day camp chores is required. Getting involved with such chores adds to the camaraderie of your holiday! This journey is suitable for the adventure traveller looking to experience some of Africa's most special safari experiences!