Cape Town to Vic Falls vacation in Southern Africa
Follow a trail from Cape Town to Victoria Falls via the fertile landscapes and game reserves of Namibia and you'll soon be well-versed in the charms of southern Africa.
Cape Town Table Mountain local vineyard tour Olifants River Valley Orange River Fish River Canyon Sesriem Sossusvlei sand dunes Swakopmund Twyfelfontein Bushman paintings game viewing in Etosha National Park Okavango Delta Panhandle Mokoro on the Okavango Game drive and boat ride in Chobe National Park Victoria Falls Livingstone Optional activities in Swakopmund, include: quad biking, sand boarding and scenic flights over the desert
US $4179ToUS $4349excluding flights
Botswana, Namibia, South Africa
Optional single supplement £392.
Minimum age 16.
Minimum age 16.
Description of Cape Town to Vic Falls vacation in Southern Africa
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Small group tours:
Small group travel is not large group travel scaled down. It is modeled on independent travel – but with the advantage of a group leader to take care of the itinerary, accommodation and tickets, and dealing with the language. It’s easy to tick off the big sights independently – but finding those one-off experiences, local festivals, traveling markets and secret viewpoints is almost impossible for someone without the insider knowledge gained from years in the field. Those with a two-week vacation, a small group tour will save valuable planning time.
Our top tip:
Although communal camping gear is provided you will need your own sleeping bag which can be bought from home or purchased in Cape Town.
Small group. Average size 12. Minimum age 18.
Leisurely/Moderate. Some long drives and outdoor activities.
15 nights campsites (clean communal facilities, large 2 person igloo tents, thick mattresses, folding stools), 4 nights lodges/guesthouses.
Accommodation, transport, listed activities and tour leader.
All brks, 10 lunches, 12 dinners.
Single room supps available.
5 Reviews of Cape Town to Vic Falls vacation in Southern Africa
4 out of 5 stars
Reviewed on 20 Jan 2020 by David KempsonProbably our best ever vacation Read full review
Reviewed on 29 Apr 2019 by Bimal TailorSeeing the herd of elephants coming towards the waterhole we were parked up near and playing, washing and cooling down was the most memorable part of our vacation. Read full review
Reviewed on 19 May 2018 by Steve HallThe bus catching fire in the Namib desert was memorable. Read full review
Reviewed on 31 Aug 2017 by Paolo BertiA river crossing of a group of elephants at Chobe Nat. Park (Botswana). Simply amazing! As a NatGeo documentary in front of my eyes. Speechless!!! Read full review
Reviewed on 15 Jan 2016 by Wendy PountainFor me the National Parks were always going to be the highlight and they didn't disappoint. Etosha and Chobe are so different from each other but both have lots of interesting animals. Read full review
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PlanetAccommodation & Meals:
Most nights on this trip will be spent in fully service camps, whilst the remainder will be in guesthouses and small hotels. By mainly camping, we reduce our energy consumption and negative effect on the environment. These sites, often being based within or nearby National Parks, are extremely conscious of litter disposal and try to use gas fires instead of limited wood resources. All breakfasts, 10 lunches and 12 dinners are provided and your local guide and chef will use fresh, locally sourced ingredients where possible. We can arrange for meals out together or recommend restaurants nearby as a means of encouraging local investment and celebration of African cuisine.
We do a number of activities focused on wildlife and we actively ensure that our guides are well informed and able to convey environmental knowledge to clients. Etosha National Park, for example, is home to a great variety and number of game. 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. Our entrance fees to Etosha and other places like this on our itinerary, are a vital contribution to park maintenance, conservation activities, community projects, and employment of local people.
It all starts at home so we have first worked at reducing our carbon footprint in our UK Offices. Through energy conservation measures and recycling policies, we are proud to be actively reducing the waste produced and our impact on the environment. We support various projects all over the world to try and give something back to the places we visit.
PeopleLocal Craft & Culture:
Throughout the tour, there are opportunities to appreciate Southern African culture and to purchase traditional, handmade crafts. One of the best places to do this might be at the end of the tour when we visit the big craft center at the entrance to Victoria Falls, or at the Twyfelfontein engravings. Here a variety of shop owners come to sell their painted wooden trinkets, instruments and jewellery etc. We encourage clients to support local businesses like this as a way of boosting the economy of local communities. We are also aware that some items sold are made with illegal or environmentally damaging products and so leaders are careful to give a warning in a briefing about things like ivory and large items made from local hardwood.
This small group tour has a maximum of 16 participants, meaning that we have a low impact on the environments and communities we visit and are able to ensure that we do not disrupt or lead to the displacement of local people. The small number also allows us to stay in unique, family-run hotels that cannot benefit from coach tours and other mass tourism due to their limited sizes.
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