Classic: Cape Town to Victoria Falls Adventure (DAFD)

Countries Visited: Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia
Trip Style: Classic - Designed for maximum variety, these trips are geared towards travellers searching for a healthy mix of active exploration, uncommon landscapes, amazing wildlife and local cultures.
Service Level: Standard
  • Great value, reasonable prices, quality experiences
  • Comfortable and varied tourist-class accommodations chosen for location and character
  • Mix of public and private transport for the best overall experience
  • All the top highlights included, plus plenty of time to explore on your own
    Trip Style: Classic - Designed for maximum variety, these trips are geared towards travellers searching for a healthy mix of active exploration, uncommon landscapes, amazing wildlife and local cultures.
    Physical Demands Rating: 2 - There'll be some light walking and hiking. Suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging.
    Group Size: Max 18, avg 14
    Meals Included: 12 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 5 dinners
    Accommodations: Hotels (4 nts), guesthouses (1 nt), lodges (5 nts), basic camping (1 nt), participating camping (5 nts), bushmen hut (1 nt).

    Highlights
    Marvel at Fish River Canyon, explore giant sand dunes and Victoria Falls, track the Big Five, take game walks and dugout canoe rides

    Description
    This 18-day journey through four African countries hits the highlights and is perfect for the adventurer who wants to discover the region's diversity. Explore the Okavango Delta by dugout mokoro canoe, marvel at some of the highest sand dunes in the world in the Namib Desert, and meet the San Bushmen of the Kalahari. Your knowledgeable CEO will take care of the hassles and planning while you recharge in hotels, bushmen huts, and camps for a once-in-a-lifetime experience youll forever treasure.
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    Tour Operator
    G Adventures
    Duration
    18 Days
    Escorted
    Escorted - Yes
    DayDestinationDescription
    Day 1Cape TownDay 1 Cape Town
    There are no activities planned on until an evening welcome meeting. We highly recommend booking pre-accommodation to fully enjoy this city. Additional Notes: The hotel is in a neighbourhood called Gardens and is walking distance to some popular streets with cafEs and shopping. There is free wi-fi in the lobby. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
    Day 2Lamberts BayDay 2 Cape Town/Lamberts Bay (1B)
    Travelling from Cape Town, continue north towards Namaqualand, keeping an eye out for fields of Namaqualand daisies (in season August and September). At Clanwilliam, head towards the coast again and on to Lambert's Bay, a picturesque town on the west coast of South Africa. Stop along the way at a wine farm and opt to taste the local vintage. Additional Notes: Accommodation here is at a small guesthouse with en suite bathrooms. There is air conditioning, laundry, and internet access available. Transport: Travelling from Cape Town to Lamberts Bay, stop along the way at a wine farm for the opportunity to enjoy a wine tasting. Private Vehicle (5.50 hour(s), 350km)
    Day 3Orange RiverDay 3 Lamberts Bay/Orange River (1B)
    Travelling north, enjoy a full days travel through this dry and remote part of South Africa. In the mid-afternoon, cross into Namibia and a more arid region and stop at scenic Gariep (Orange) River for the evening. After getting settled near the banks of the Gariep River, enjoy the late afternoon with swimming, relaxing, or canoeing. Additional Notes: Accommodation here is a lodge with en suite bathrooms, a restaurant and bar, a pool, and internet access. Included Activities: Border Crossing (South Africa - Namibia) Transport: Private Vehicle (7.00 hour(s), 450km)
    Day 4Fish River CanyonDay 4 Orange River/Fish River Canyon (1B)
    Continue on to Fish River Canyon, the largest canyon in Africa, and take in the majestic beauty. Opt to relax in the hotels pool while enjoying the beautiful scenery. Additional Notes: Accommodation here is a hotel with en suite bathrooms, a pool, and a bar area. Transport: Private Vehicle (5.50 hour(s), 300km)
    Day 5Namib DesertDay 5 Fish River Canyon/Namib Desert (1B, 1D)
    Continue through Namaland en route to the Namib Desert. Arrive in the area in the late afternoon, where the towering red sand dunes of Sossusvlei form the gateway into the Namib Desert. Additional Notes: Accommodation here is a campsite. Spend the night in pitched dome tents with shared ablution (bathrooms). At the campgrounds there are sites with their own shared ablution block including toilets, sinks, hot and cold showers, barbecues, kitchen facilities, and electricity. There's a shaded veranda and swimming pool to relax in. There is also an internet cafE adjacent to the campgrounds. All camping equipment (with the exception of your sleeping bag and pillow) is supplied. Assembly and disassembly of the tents takes only 5 minutes (your CEO will show you how to erect your tent). All tents have built-in insect nets. Mattresses are also available (approximately 4cm/1.6 in thick) and are warm and comfortable. Your CEOs will do all the meal preparation, but we do ask our travellers to help with the preparation and washing up. Team spirit is part of the fun! Transport: Private Vehicle (5.50 hour(s), 400km)
    Day 6Namib DesertDay 6 Namib Desert (1B, 1D)
    Enjoy a visit to Sossusvlei, a clay pan enclosed by the world's largest sand dunes, up to 300m (984 ft) high. Here, use some free time to enjoy the sand dunes on your own. Visit the Sesriem Canyon, a small canyon typical of the area. Included Activities: Sossusvlei Dunes Visit Sesriem Canyon Visit
    Day 7SwakopmundDay 7 Namib Desert/Swakopmund (1B)
    Get a real feel for the Namib Desert as we spend hours crossing this empty region. En route to the Namibian coast, take a coffee break in Solitaire, a mystical village consisting of a filling station, general dealer/coffee shop, and small mechanical workshop. Before arriving to Swakopmund, drive through Walvis Bay, the only town on the Namibian coastline that boasts a deep-sea harbor. Spend two nights in the area exploring this historical town or trying some of the numerous activities available, such as dune boarding or a dolphin cruise. Swakopmund has bizarre lunar landscapes, unforgettable sunsets, and prehistoric Welwitchia plants. Additional Notes: Accommodation here is a lodge with en suite bathrooms. It's in walking distance to shops, restaurants, beaches, and dunes. The lodge offers laundry services, wifi, and a restaurant/bar. Transport: Private Vehicle (4.50 hour(s), 260km)
    Day 8SwakopmundDay 8 Swakopmund
    Spend a day exploring all the area has to offer.
    Day 9Etosha National ParkDay 9 Swakopmund/Etosha National Park
    Begin moving east into the interior of Namibia. On this route, pass through a lunar landscape and see the imposing Spitzkoppe, also known as the "Matterhorn" of Namibia, in the distance. Visit Etosha National Park on a game drive in our touring vehicle. Keep an eye out for lions, giraffes, elephants, rhinos, and antelopes. After sunset, some animals may head to the watering holes near the campground. Opt to head out for more game drives in an open safari vehicle to make the most of your time here. Additional Notes: Accommodation here is camping in Etosha National Park. It will be similar to the camping on Days 5 and 6, though no meals will be provided. The campground offers a restaurant and shop, which are great places to grab a meal. The CEO will provide options for campfires and barbecues (braais) under the stars with the whole group, splitting the cost of food between everyone. This campsite also offers a swimming pool to relax in after your days exploring the area. Included Activities: Etosha National Park Game Drive Transport: Private Vehicle (7.50 hour(s), 610km)
    Day 10Etosha National ParkDay 10 Etosha National Park
    Enjoy another game drive in our touring vehicle and keep your eyes peeled for the famous wildlife. Included Activities: Etosha National Park Game Drive
    Day 11WindhoekDay 11 Etosha National Park/Windhoek
    Leave Etosha National Park and head south through the Namibian countryside to Windhoek. Additional Notes: Accommodation here is a hotel with en suite bathrooms. The hotel offers air conditioning, a swimming pool, internet access, and a restaurant. Transport: Private Vehicle (5.50 hour(s), 450km)
    Day 12Kalahari DesertDay 12 Windhoek/Kalahari Desert (1B, 1D)
    Continue through the eastern part of Namibia and cross into Botswana before travelling into the heart of the Kalahari. Arrive in the late afternoon and camp close to Ghanzi. Opt for a "bushman walk" after getting settled. Additional Notes: Accommodation is in traditional-style bushmen huts, made to similar specifications of the real thing. In each hut there are cots with mattresses, lights, and mosquito nets. The campground has shared ablutions with flush toilets and hot showers. There is also a gift shop and bar area. There is no internet access here. Included Activities: Border Crossing (Namibia - Botswana) Transport: Private Vehicle (5.00 hour(s), 470km)
    Day 13MaunDay 13 Kalahari Desert/Maun (1B)
    Travel along the northern portions of the Kalahari Desert throughout the day - this is a severely arid and barren landscape, though very beautiful. After arrival in Maun, the biggest town in the Okavango Delta area, pick up any supplies needed and prepare for the journey into the Okavango Delta. In the evening, watch a traditional dance group performance on the poolside terrace. Additional Notes: Accommodation here is a hotel with en suite bathrooms. There is air conditioning, a pool, and a restaurant/bar. Main luggage will be stored in Maun so prepare to journey to the delta with an overnight bag only. If you pre-booked the Okavango Delta Flight, you will be flying today. Included Activities: Dikgantshwane Performance Transport: Private Vehicle (5.00 hour(s), 330km)
    Day 14Okavango DeltaDay 14 Okavango Delta (1B, 1L, 1D)
    The excursion begins with a drive in customized safari vehicles for about 1-2 hrs to the "dock" to board a mokoro (a dugout canoe) that takes us deep into the delta. After a 1-2 hrs in the mokoro, arrive to the basic bush camp. Included Activities: Okavango Delta Excursion Transport: 4x4 (1.00-2.00 hours) Mokoro (1.00-2.00 hours)
    Day 15NataDay 15 Okavango Delta/Nata (1B, 1D)
    Enjoy one last sunrise in the delta before travelling back to Maun by mokoro. Stop in Maun, pick up your luggage, have lunch, and continue to Nata. Additional Notes: Accommodation here are chalets with en suite bathrooms. There is a pool and restaurant/bar. Transport: Mokoro (1.00-2.00 hours) 4x4 (1.00-2.00 hours) Private Vehicle (3.50 hour(s), 340km)
    Day 16KasaneDay 16 Nata/Kasane (1B)
    Travel to Kasane outside the gates of Chobe National Park, home to the largest elephant population in Southern Africa. Opt for an evening boat cruise or game drive. For photography enthusiasts, this place is heaven with hippos, elephants, and crocodiles all living by the river. Additional Notes: Accommodation here has en suite bathrooms, air conditioning, and a restaurant/bar. Transport: Private Vehicle (4.00 hour(s), 255km)
    Day 17LivingstoneDay 17 Kasane/Livingstone (1B)
    Opt for a sunrise game drive for one last chance to see the Big Five. Cross the Zambezi River by ferry (10 mins) to enter into Zambia and continue on to Livingstone. This is a great base to see natural wonders and take part in some adventure activities. Opt to get up close (and wet from the spray) while visiting the immense Victoria Falls, raft the whitewater of the mighty Zambezi, or, for the more adventurous, bungee jump with Victoria Falls in view. Additional Notes: Our accommodation here in Livingstone is ideally located, with a gorgeous setting and easy access to Victoria Falls and the many activities in the area. We stay in well appointed Chalets or Safari Tents, with en-suite bathrooms and mosquito nets. There is a central dining area and bar overlooking a beautiful pool. Included Activities: Border Crossing (Botswana - Zambia) Transport: Private Vehicle (0.50 hour(s)) Ferry (0.25 hour(s)) Private Vehicle (1.00 hour(s))
    Day 18LivingstoneDay 18 Livingstone
    Depart at any time. Additional Notes: We highly recommend booking post-accommodation to fully experience everything Livingstone and the Zambezi area has to offer.
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