20 day Cape Town to Victoria Falls, South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia

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Summary of this 20 day Cape Town to Victoria Falls accommodated tour

Accommodation: 2 per room / permanent tent
Activities:Game drives, nature walks, swimming, visits to popular tourist attractions and tracking excursions.
Destination:Cederberg Mountains, Namaqualand, Gariep River, Fish River Canyon, Namib Naukluft National Park, Sossusvlei Dunes, Swakopmund, Etosha National Park, Windhoek, Okavango Delta, Caprivi National Park, Kasane, Chobe National Park and Victoria Falls.

What you can expect from a 20 day Cape Town to Victoria Falls Tour:

This tour leads you from Cederberg Mountains to Fish River Canyon to Okavango Delta and to Vic Falls. It will give you a great taste of the beauty of Southern African countries. Sip a sundowner at the edge of the imposing natural wonder, the Fish River Canyon. See the sunrise from the top of the magnificent Sossusvlei Dunes. Delight in a dramatic drive through the arid Namib Naukluft to Swakopmund.

The amazing and unspoilt Okavango Delta is one of your next destinations on the trip. Explore this water wilderness and the variety of animals and birds in mokoros and spend the night in a camp in the heart of the Delta. By boat you will be transferred to Caprivi National Park. After spending one night at a camp in the Caprivi Strip you re-enter Botswana to discover the Chobe National Park.

Take pleasure in a boat cruise on the Chobe River that will give you the opportunity to enjoy a close up view of the animals as they come down to drink. Your journey will end at the world famous Victoria Falls. The nights you will spend at camps or hostels.

Day 1: Cederberg Mountains, South Africa

You depart Cape Town heading north for the Cederberg Mountain region. This area offers a variety of outdoor activities. On this first afternoon you spend some time learning about tour-life, the vehicle and equipment. Lunch & Dinner.

Day 2: Gariep (Orange) River, South Africa

You travel north through Namaqualand and head for the Gariep (Orange) River. Spend the night around the campfire, mingling with other adventure seekers on the tour. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 3: Gariep (Orange) River / Ai-Ais

In summer an overnight canoe adventure can be enjoyed and in winter you can delight in a day trip to the river and return to the warmth of the camp in the evening. Alternatively, you can spend your time swimming, watching birds and investigating the interesting geographical features that are unique to the Richtersveld area. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 4: Fish River Canyon / Quiver Tree Forest

After an early breakfast your journey takes you to the mighty Fish River Canyon. After visiting the canyon you travel further inland to the Kalahari area of Namibia. On the way we will visit the unique Quiver Tree Kokerboom Forest - a wonderful photographic opportunity. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Bushmen / Namib Naukluft National Park, Namibia

This morning those who wish to spend some time with the !Kung tribe have the chance to do so. This activity is a local community project and all fees are payable directly to the community. Later you drive west towards the massive dunes of Sossusvlei. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Optional Activities: African Tribal Interaction.

Day 6: Namib Naukluft National Park, Namibia

Taking advantage of the cooler temperatures you depart at dawn and drive into the Namib-Naukluft National Park where you will hike up Dune 45 to gain a different perspective of the desert. After this you have the option a guided hike with fellow group members into Sossusvlei. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Optional Activities: Guided walk with Local Expert.

Days 7 & 8: Swakopmund, Namibia

A dramatic drive through the arid Namib-Naukluft sees you arrive at Walvis Bay where, if you are fortunate, the resident flamingo flock can be seen. Then it's on to the seaside resort town of Swakopmund.

Here you will be briefed on the many optional activities available for the following day. Day 8 is left free for each individual to pursue their own interests including many adventure activities.
Day 7: Breakfast, Lunch. Day 8: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Optional Activities: Quadbiking, Sandboarding, Sky Diving, Scenic Flights, Fishing.

Day 9: Himba Tribes

Heading inland again you drive north towards Kamanjab where you will meet with some of the local people of the area. The Himba are easily recognizable by their unique style of dress. Encountering a totally different way of life is a moving experience for many people. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Days 10 & 11: Etosha National Park

An early rise sees you on your way to Etosha National Park and some of most unique game viewing experiences in Africa. You spend your days visiting the abundant water holes for some excellent game photography. After your evening meal you relax at some of the finest floodlit waterholes in the world.

Occasionally it may not be possible to overnight inside the National Park in which case you will spend the night at a lovely guest farm just outside of Etosha. During the rainy season, animals are scattered over a vast grazing area, congregating in large numbers on the plains west of the pan where the grazing is good. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 12: Windhoek, Namibia

After an early morning game drive you set off towards Windhoek, the capital of Namibia. In the evening you will likely visit Joe's Beerhouse where there are many different game meats available to try (vegetarians are also catered for). Breakfast, Lunch.
Optional Activities: Dinner at Joe's Beer House.

Day 13: Bushmen Tribe

Leaving Windhoek behind, you head towards the Kalahari and the Botswana border. Here you have the opportunity to interact with the local Bushmen community and do other activities. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Optional Activities: Bushmen Walk.

Days 14, 15 & 16: Okavango Delta, Botswana

Your journey takes you from Ghanzi to Maun. The afternoon can be spent exploring the town or relaxing at camp. The next morning you will leave early for the airport where you will board planes and transfer in to the Delta.

During your time in the Delta you will go on a nature walk and a mokoro(Occasionally unavailable due to seasonality) ride with the local people. The following morning the planes come and collect you and you return to Maun. The flight is a wonderful scenic experience and the Delta is spectacular. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Days 17: Caprivi National Park, Namibia

The Delta is left behind as you pass through the Caprivi National Park in Namibia, camping under the stars on the banks of the Zambezi River. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 18: Chobe National Park, Botswana

Today your camp is on the banks of the Chobe River. The afternoon is spent on a boat cruise on the Chobe River watching the game come to the riverbank to drink. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Optional Activities: Chobe Game Drive - an excellent opportunity for viewing some of the best African wildlife.

Days 19 & 20: Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Arriving early at your final destination of Victoria Falls, you have lunch and those who want to can visit the Falls. The popular optional sunset cruise includes dinner and drinks. Breakfast, Lunch.
Optional Activities: Zambezi Sunset Cruise.

Most people will spend the day White Water Rafting, a not-to-be-missed experience of a lifetime! Vic Falls offers many exciting alternatives including visiting Elephants and scenic flights over the Falls.The last evening can be spent together as a group at a local restaurant, recounting your tour experiences and adventures. Breakfast

Optional Activities: White Water Rafting, Bungee Jump, Elephant Excursion.

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