This Overland Tour starts in Victoria Falls, home to the world’s largest sheet of falling water and loads of adventure activities to keep you busy. At Chobe National park we enjoy a scenic sunset boat trip before heading into the Okavango Delta in Botswana for our two night expedition. Before we arrive in Windhoek, we meet with a local Bushman community in Ghanzi and take part in some traditional dancing. In Etosha National Park watch golden desert elephants in a unique safari environment. We head South to take in the cultures of the local people and view the magnificent desert settings before ending our tour in magical Cape Town.

PRICE: R 16 750.00
ACTIVITY PACKAGE: ZAR 5 620.00
SINGLE SUPPLEMENT: ZAR 950.00
Accommodation: Twin Share Camping
DURATION: Days: 20 Nights: 19
MEALS:
Breakfast: 19
Lunch: 18
Dinner: 15
Departure Point: Victoria Falls
End Point: Cape Town
Highlights: Namib Desert, Himba Tribe, Etosha National Park, Okavango Delta, Victoria Falls
Countries Visited: Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia, South Africa

Activity Package

This is an optional payment that covers what we consider to be ‘essential activities’ on our Vic Falls to Cape Town tour. Ideally we would include all of these, but not everyone can afford this. This payment is 100% transparent and is listed below. The Activity Package can be pre-purchased prior to your arrival or through your guide on day 1 of your tour. However, we recommend to pre book and pre pay this to ensure room availability in the Okavango Delta.

Activity Country
Vic Falls National Park Entry Zimbabwe
Chobe National Park Boat Cruise Botswana
Chobe National Park Game Drive Botswana
Okavango Delta Excursion (camping) Botswana
Himba Tribe Visit Namibia
Guided desert walk with local expert Namibia
Wine tasting & traditional dinner South Africa

 

Itinerary

Day 1 – Zimbabwe – Victoria Falls

Today we visit the spectacular Victoria Falls National Park. As we stay in Victoria Falls tonight, you have sufficient time to explore the falls and visit all of the view-points for some great photo opportunities.

Meals Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation Two Per Room: Victoria Falls Rainbow Hotel http://www.victoria-falls-rainbow-hotel.com
Facilities En-suites Per Room
Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.
Activity Package Vic Falls National Park Entry
Optional Activity Zambezi Sunset Cruise, Bungee Jump – Solo, Helicopter Flights, White Water Rafting

Note: It is best to arrive one or two days prior to your tour starting, if you wish to participate in the many optional activities available in Victoria Falls

Day 2 – Victoria Falls – Zimbabwe to Kasane – Botswana

We depart Victoria Falls and head towards Kasane. Upon arrival at Kasane we set up camp on the banks of the Chobe River. This afternoon we enjoy a scenic sunset boat cruise in Chobe National Park. Elephants, Hippo, Crocodiles, Eland and many other creatures reside in Chobe so keep your cameras ready.

Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation Camp: Thebe River Safaris http://www.theberiversafaris.com
Facilities Shared Ablutions
Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.
Route Victoria Falls to Kasane ±100 km
Activity Package Chobe National Park Boat Cruise
Optional Activity 3 hour photographic Boat Safari (includes usage of DSLR Camera, refreshments)
Border Post Zimbabwe: Kazangula Road, Open: 06h00-20h00.
Botswana: Kazangula Road, Tel: +267 62 50330, Open: 06h00-20h00.

Day 3 – Gateway to the Delta

This morning we rise early to enjoy a game drive in Chobe National Park. After our game drive, we will depart Kasane and enter Namibia travelling through the Caprivi Strip, to our next destination. A beautiful sunset awaits us at our camp situated on the panhandle of the delta.

Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation Camp: Rainbow River Lodge http://www.rainbowriverlodgenamibia.com/
Facilities Shared Ablutions
Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.
Route Kasane to Rainbow River Lodge ±435 km
Activity Package Chobe National Park Game Drive
Border Post Namibia: Ngoma Border Post, B8, In Ngoma, Zambezi (Caprivi), +264(0)66 250 601 Open: 07:00-18:00 (GMT+2)

Please note: If you have not purchased the Activity Package you will stay behind at the accommodation during the Delta Excursion on the next 3 following days.

Day 4 – Okavango Delta

An early start sees us head off winding waterways of the Delta, where water lily beds and palm islands make for the most scenic of experiences.

Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation Camp: Jumbo Junction http://www.africananthology.co.za
Facilities Shared Ablutions
Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.

Day 5 – Okavango Delta

This morning we journey to our Delta camp. For those who will be embarking on the Okavango Delta Excursion, the next 3 days will be filled with scenic cruises on the crystal clear waters of the Okavango and nature walks, where we have the possibility of seeing some of the abundant wildlife.

Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation Camp: Jumbo Junction no website available
Facilities Shared Ablutions
Route Rainbow River Lodge to Okavango Delta ±160 km
Activity Package Okavango Delta Excursion (camping)
Border Post Namibia: Mohembo Border, Divundi/Bangani, Zambezi (Caprivi) +264(0)66 259 902 Open: 06:00-18:00 (GMT+2)

Note: Activities may vary depending on water levels

Day 6 – Okavango Delta

Today we bid farewell to the Delta, taking a boat transfer out to reunite with our truck before heading down to Maun. We will spend the night in Maun, reliving our Delta experience.

Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation Camp: Sitatunga http://www.deltarain.com/index.php?page=sitatunga-camp
Facilities Shared Ablutions
Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.
Route Okavango Delta to Maun ±380 km
Optional Activity Tips for Polers

Day 7 – Ghanzi

We depart early and head towards Ghanzi. Once at camp we will meet with a local Bushmen community and experience some traditional Tribal Dancing. There are also some traditional bushman huts that you have the opportunity to stay in for a nominal fee.

Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation Camp: Ghanzi Trail Blazers http://ghanzitrailblazers.co.bw
Facilities Shared Ablutions
Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.
Route Maun to Ghanzi ±290 km
Included Highlight Bushman Tribal dance in evening

Day 8 – Windhoek, Namibia

Today is a long driving day to the Namibian border and on to Windhoek in the centre of Namibia arriving in the early evening. On arrival in Windhoek our guide will take us on a short city tour in our truck. Tonight there is an optional dinner out in town at Joe’s Beer House, definitely a feast for all the senses.

Meals Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation Two Per Room: Arebbusch Lodge http://www.arebbusch.com
Facilities En-suites Per Room
Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.
Route Ghanzi to Windhoek ±520 km
Included Highlight Drive through Windhoek with the Nomad truck
Optional Activity Dinner Out Windhoek, Bushman Walk
Border Post Namibia: Buitepos, Tel: +264 62 560 401, Open: 07h00-24h00.
Botswana: Mamanu, Tel: +267 659 2013/2064, Open: 07h00-24h00.

Day 9 – Etosha National Park

Leaving the city sights behind us, we travel into Namibia’s barren northern area. On the way we stop at a popular craft market where you can barter for handmade gifts to take home. We enter Etosha National Park and game drive through to our campsite for the night.

Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation Camp: Namutoni OR Okakuejo OR Halali http://www.nwr.com.na
Facilities Shared Ablutions
Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.
Route Windhoek to Etosha ±455 km
Included Highlight Craft market stop en-route, Entrance to Etosha National Park, Afternoon game drive in Nomad truck

Day 10 – Etosha National Park

Etosha is the venue for some of the most unique game viewing experiences in Africa. The sparse grasslands allow great opportunities to see animals normally hidden in dense vegetation. You may even see some of the amazing animals crossing the road in front of your truck! We will go on various game drives and spend our evenings at the abundant waterholes for some excellent game photography.

Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation Camp: Okakuejo http://www.nwr.com.na
Facilities Shared Ablutions
Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.
Included Highlight Full day game drive in Nomad truck

Day 11 – Outjo

As it is a short drive to Outjo, our destination for the night, we will spend the morning enjoying our last game drive through the park. Your afternoon is at leisure, so you can relax around the pool at our lodge.

Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation Camp: Etotongwe http://www.etotongwelodge.com
Facilities Shared Ablutions
Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.
Route Etosha to Outjo ±120 km

Day 12 – Himba Tribe

We visit a Himba community close to Kamanjab where you will have an opportunity to interact with the people who live there. This is a working village and is only a representation of a larger group of nomadic pastoralists.

The semi-nomadic Himba people are extremely susceptible to Western influence and have lost a large portion of their land to farmers, engineers, miners and many were displaces during the wars that raged in Angola. The dwindling number of pastoralists that still exist in their natural environment are protected as far as possible by creating a “buffer zone”, or an “educational tribe” where tourists who would like to get a better understanding of the way of the Himba, their lifestyle and their traditions, can do so without interfering with those still living in their natural environment.

Visiting the Himba tribe can be a controversial topic that gets discussed at the camp fire, however not so much if the reason for visiting this particular tribe is understood beforehand.

The income that this specific tribe generates from the visits goes towards the education of orphaned Himba children and assists the tribe in giving them a chance to learn about their own culture and heritage.

There is a market at the end of your visit, this is a way for the women to establish a small income, used for their own private expenses, and it is up to you whether you’d like to purchase anything or not.

Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation Camp: Igowati OR Khorixas Lodge http://www.igowatilodge.com http://www.nwrnamibia.com/khorixas-lodge.htm
Facilities Shared Ablutions
Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.
Route Outjo to Khorixas ±130 km
Activity Package Himba Tribe Visit

Day 13 – Swakopmund

En route to Swakopmund, we visit Spitzkoppe. Our guide will take us on a walk to marvel at the incredible landscape. Then we travel to Namibia’s Atlantic coast and Swakopmund, Namibia’s adventure capital. You will be briefed on the optional activities available here. At night there is an optional dinner at a local restaurant where you can try different types of local dishes.

Meals Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation Two Per Room: Stay@Swakop OR Amampuri http://www.stay-at-swakop.com http://www.amanpurinamibia.com
Facilities En-suites Per Room
Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.
Route Khorixas to Swakopmund ±310 km
Included Highlight Guided Walk with Nomad Guide through Spitzkoppe
Optional Activity Dinner Out Swakopmund

Day 14 – Swakopmund

Today is your chance to experience the adrenalin filled atmosphere that Swakopmund offers. Taking a walk around Swakopmund’s shops and having a leisurely lunch is also a great way to spend your day if you are not participating in the many activities available on offer here.

Meals Breakfast
Accommodation Two Per Room: Stay@Swakop OR Amampuri http://www.stay-at-swakop.com http://www.amanpurinamibia.com
Facilities En-suites Per Room
Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.
Optional Activity Dolphin Cruise 4/5 hours, Sky Diving, Sandboarding, Quad Biking (2 hours), Dinner Out Swakopmund

Day 15 – Sesriem

After the adventure and adrenaline rush of Swakopmund, we drive south into the mysterious Namib Desert.
We will be joined by a local expert on a guided walk and learn more about the unique desert ecosystem and how the bushmen survived in the harsh desert conditions. Tonight we enjoy dinner around the campfire, do a little star gazing and listen to the calls of the jackals and barking geckos.

Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation Camp: Hammerstein OR Zebra River Lodge OR Betesda Lodge http://www.hammersteinlodge.com/ http://www.zebra-river-lodge.com http://www.betesdalodge.com
Facilities Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.
Route Swakopmund to Sesriem ±430 km
Activity Package Guided desert walk with local expert
Included Highlight Sesriem Canyon

Day 16 – Sossusvlei Dunes

We have a full day in the Namib-Naukluft National Park that starts with a walk up dune 45 for an amazing view and photo opportunity. After our hike, we will have the chance to explore Sossusvlei and relax at camp before taking a short hike into Sesriem Canyon.

Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation Camp: Hammerstein OR Zebra River Lodge OR Betesda Lodge http://www.hammersteinlodge.com/ http://www.zebra-river-lodge.com http://www.betesdalodge.com
Facilities Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.
Route Sesriem to Sossusvlei ±130 km
Included Highlight Explore Sossusvlei, Hike up Dune 45

Day 17 – Fish River Canyon

Today we travel south to the Fish River Canyon, stopping briefly to enjoy the magnificent views over the canyon before making our way to our overnight accommodation spot.

Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation Camp: Ais Ais http://www.nwr.com.na/index.php/resorts/ai-ais-hotsprings-spa
Facilities Shared Ablutions
Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.
Route Namib-Naukluft Park to Fish River Canyon ±425 km
Included Highlight Visit to the Fish River Canyon

Day 18 – Gariep / Orange River

We leave early on our last day in Namibia travelling south to the border with South Africa at the Gariep / Orange River. Our campsite lies on the banks of the Orange River. In the afternoon there is an optional canoeing activity on the River or you can just chill out at the campsite and go for a swim.

Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation Camp: Felix Unite OR Norotshama Lodge http://www.felixunite.com/accommodation_namibia/group_camping http://www.namibweb.com/norotshama.htm
Facilities Shared Ablutions
Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.
Route Fish River Canyon to Gariep / Orange River ±205 km
Optional Activity Half-Day Canoe Trip

Day 19 – Cederberg Region

Today is a long drive through the Northern Cape to the fruit producing area in the Cederberg Mountains of South Africa. Upon arrival at our campsite, we will enjoy a wine tasting and a traditional meal.

Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation Camp: Marcuskraal http://www.marcuskraal.co.za
Facilities Shared Ablutions
Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.
Route Orange river to Citrusdal ±500 km
Activity Package Wine tasting & traditional dinner
Border Post Namibia: Noordoewer, Tel: +264 (0) 63 297 122, Open 24 hours.
South Africa: Vioolsdrift, Tel: +27 (27) 761 8760, Open 24 hours.

Day 20 – Cape Town

Our final day on tour, we head to the mother city, Cape Town. Before entering the city we will stop at Table View for a magnificent photo opportunity of Table Mountain from the other side of the bay.

Meals Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation Own Arrangements / Post tour accommodation can be booked through Nomad.
Route Citrusdal to Cape Town ±250 km

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