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Overview

Experience the popular & exciting Cape Town to Victoria Falls route - Overlanding in style! We traverse the Kalahari and Namib deserts which offer an abundance of scenic, wildlife and cultural attractions. Explore the sights of Cape Town, view the mighty Augrabies falls and Fish river canyon, see the wild animals of the Kgalagaladi and Etosha National Parks, summit the highest sand dunes in the world in the Namib desert, meet ancient Bushman tribes and relax along the Okavango, Kwando and Chobe Rivers ending at the world-famous Victoria Falls.

Tour Concept


21 nights 3-4 star lodges with private en-suite facilities


All breakfasts & 13 dinners included
All lunches own expense


Tour is conducted in a Kiboko Adventures overland vehicle


Group Size is from four to sixteen travellers.

This tour is a lodge tour using three to four star lodges, all with private en-suite facilities. One staff member takes care of the driving and guiding and hosting the clients while on tour. All breakfasts and dinners are enjoyed in the lodges.

Some of the Highlights Include

  • Cape Town
  • Augrabies Falls
  • Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park
  • Fish River Canyon
  • Namib desert
  • Optional avtivities in Swakopmund
  • Damaraland
  • Etosha National Park
  • Kavango and Kwando rivers
  • Game viewing boat cruise on the Chobe river
  • Victoria falls

Gallery

Whether you’re waking up to sunrise over the stark Namib Desert, bird watching in the Okavango Delta, or looking out over the city of Cape Town from the top of Table Mountain, the moments captured on our safaris are unforgettable. Take a look at our gallery for a glimpse of what your Kiboko adventure could have in store.

Itinerary

The tour starts on day 1 with a pre departure meeting at 18h00 in the lobby of the hotel. Set against the majestic Table Mountain, Cape Town offers scenic, historic and cultural attractions. Day 2 depart from Breakwater Lodge at 08h00, for a full day peninsula tour. Driving along the Atlantic seaboard via Hout Bay and Chapman’s Peak, we visit the Table Mountain National Park – Cape Point, returning along the Indian Ocean coastline back to our well-situated Waterfront hotel. A morning or afternoon cable car ascent up Table Mountain is included (weather dependent). Dinner can be enjoyed at the bustling Waterfront at clients’ own expense. Overnight Breakwater Lodge (or similar accommodation) (Accommodated – B. Dinners own account)

Departing Cape Town we pass through the picturesque Namaqualand region with spectacular views from the Van Ryns Pass. We arrive in the historic town of Calvinia, nestled on the foot of the Hantam Mountain range. During the months of August – October the landscape is transformed into an explosion of colour due to the numerous wild flowers of the region. Overnight Hantam Huis (or similar accommodation). (Accommodated – B. Dinner own account)

Leaving the Little Karoo we head north to the Augrabies Falls National Park. We pass through a lush oasis area with an abundance of wine farms. Here the mighty Orange River plummets 56m into the gorge below. The local name for these majestic falls is ‘Aukoerebis’ or ‘place of great noise’. We spend the afternoon enjoying the falls from its many viewpoints. Overnight Vergelegen Guest House (or similar accommodation). (Accommodated – B. Dinner own account)

We head north into the Kalahari and the magnificent Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. Covering over 3.6 million hectares this is one of the largest reserves in Africa. Due to sparse vegetation in the area excellent predator sightings are common including that of the famous black mane Lion. We enjoy a game drive to our lodge and when departing the Park. At our lodge clients can interact with the ancient Bushman people, discover the true wonders of the Kalahari on optional activities (own expense) including Night Game drive, Sunset Pan drive, Kalahari Nature walk. The evenings are spent gazing in wonder at the stars through the telescope on the lodge viewing deck. Overnight !Xaus Lodge (or similar accommodation). (Accommodated – B & D)

Optional Activities

Dune walk +-R300
Afternoon pan drive OR night game drives +-R440

Leaving the Kalahari region we head west and enter Namibia arriving at our lodge situated in a scenically beautiful area. The following morning is free to relax and in the afternoon we visit the Fish River Canyon, which is one of the largest and most awe inspiring canyons in the world. Overnight Canyon Village (or similar accommodation). (Accommodated – B & D)

Our journey takes us north through ever changing scenery to our accommodation located on the edge of the Namib Desert. The following morning is an early departure for Sossusvlei, stopping in the dune belt to witness the changing colours of the world’s highest sand dunes. We undertake a 5km walk to Sossusvlei and Deadvlei. In the afternoon we enjoy a short hike through the Sesriem Canyon. Overnight Desert Camp (or similar accommodation). (Accommodated – B & D)

Optional Activities

Hot Air Balloon +-R5950

We reach the coast at Walvis Bay and enjoy lunch while viewing the many flamingos feeding. We arrive in Swakopmund and spend the afternoon and following day exploring this German colonial town or booking one of the numerous optional excursions (own expense). Activities available include dolphin cruises or scenic flights over the vast Namib Desert. Overnight The Delight (or similar accommodation). (Accommodated – B. Dinners own account

Optional Activities

Township Tour +-R500
Dolphin cruise +-R650
Scenic flights
“Conception bay” NAD5680p/p (2 pax) & NAD2270p/p (5 pax)
“Skeleton Coast/Ugab river” NAD8000p/p (2 pax) & NAD3200p/p (5 pax)
“Sossusvlei Flight” NAD8000p/p (2 pax) & NAD3200p/p (5 pax)

We drive inland through the Damaraland region with its vast and rugged terrain. Its mountain ranges are intercepted by wide gravel plains, which run into sandy, vegetated riverbeds and hot, dry valleys. Our lodge is located on top of a mountain with spectacular views of the surrounding area. Spend the afternoon taking in the incredible setting or simply relaxing by the pool. Overnight Ugab Terrace Lodge (or similar accommodation). (Accommodated – B & D)

Today we proceed to Etosha National Park where we enjoy our first game drive and relax by the floodlight waterhole in the evening. The park’s main characteristic is a salt pan so large it can be seen from space. Yet there is abundant wildlife that congregates around the waterholes. Overnight Okakeujo Restcamp inside Etosha National Park (or similar accommodation). (Accommodated – B & D)

Optional Activities

Etosha night game drive +-R600

This Park is one of the most important reserves and game sanctuaries in Africa with thousands of wild animals such as blue wildebeest, springbok, zebra, kudu, giraffe, cheetah, leopard, lion and elephant making this area their home. The day is spent on game drive through the Park from the Western to the Eastern side of the Park. Overnight Namutoni Restcamp inside Etosha National Park (or similar accommodation). (Accommodated – B & D)

Optional Activities

Etosha night game drive +-R600

We depart Etosha and enter the Caprivi Strip where we spend the night set amongst the lush vegetation overlooking the Okavango River and Angola. An optional afternoon boat cruise on the river is available (own account). Overnight Hakusembe River Lodge (or similar accommodation). (Accommodated – B & D)

Optional Activities

Sunset boat cruise +-R195

We continue to the Eastern side of the Caprivi Strip and arrive at our lodge overlooking the flood plains of the Kwando River. A lush area teeming with wildlife and birdlife offers a great opportunity for a late afternoon game drive (own account). Overnight Namushasha River Lodge (or similar accommodation). (Accommodated – B & D)

Optional Activities

Bwabwata National Park Game Drive +-R425
Boat trip +-R425

Crossing into Botswana via the Chobe National Park we overnight on the banks of the Chobe River. Chobe is famous for its beautiful scenery, magnificent sunsets and abundance of wildlife and birdlife. We relax on a sunset game-viewing cruise on the Chobe River. Optional morning Game Drive (own account). Overnight Chobe Safari Lodge (or similar accommodation). (Accommodated – B & D)

Optional Activities

Game drive in Chobe National park +-BWP280
Photographic boat safari on Chobe River +-USD130
Photographic game drive safari in Chobe National Park +-USD130

We travel across the Zimbabwean border to Victoria Falls – without doubt one of the greatest and most spectacular sights in Africa. Days are spent at leisure to browse the local markets, to experience the many optional activities on offer in the adrenalin capital of Africa including white water rafting, bungi jumping, microlighting/ airplane or helicopter flights over the Falls and to visit the Falls (own expense). Overnight on the banks of the Zambezi river at A’Zambezi River Lodge (or similar accommodation). (Accommodated – B. Dinners own account)

Optional Activities

Sunset Cruise +-USD45pp + park fees
Ra-ikane luxury Sunset Cruise USD68pp + park fees
12-13 min helicopter flight +-USD150 pp + park fee

Tour ends after breakfast. (Accommodated – B)

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When to Visit

January - March

QUIET

WET

This is the rainy season for Namibia & Botswana. Hot & humid with some days bright and sunny and others grey & wet with cooling afternoon thunderstorms.

April - June

BUSY

DRY

Rainy season is over! Colorful and lush with clear blue skies. Moderate day temperatures with game starting to concentrate around permanent water as pans start to dry out.

July - September

BUSY

DRY

No rain with crisp, clear days around 25 degrees and night temperatures 0-10 degrees. Game viewing excellent and migratory birds start arriving in August. Best time for safari!

October

BUSY

DRY

The driest month of the year with daily temperatures 30+ degrees. Excellent time for big game safaris.

November - December

QUIET

WET

Hot days with the start of the afternoon African thuderstorms. This is Calving season and good game viewing with many migrant birds present.

Availability

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TOUR CODE
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SEATS AVAILABLE
TOUR STATUS
ENQUIRE
TK5N
Cape Town
May 6, 2017
Victoria Falls
May 27, 2017
4
TK6S
Victoria Falls
May 28, 2017
Cape Town
June 18, 2017
1
TK7N
Cape Town
July 8, 2017
Victoria Falls
July 29, 2017
5
TK7NA
Cape Town
July 15, 2017
Victoria Falls
August 5, 2017
16
TK8S
Victoria Falls
July 30, 2017
Cape Town
August 20, 2017
0
N/A
TK8SA
Victoria Falls
August 6, 2017
Cape Town
August 27, 2017
0
N/A
TK9N
Cape Town
September 2, 2017
Victoria Falls
September 23, 2017
2
TK9NA
Cape Town
September 9, 2017
Victoria Falls
September 30, 2017
12
TK10S
Victoria Falls
September 24, 2017
Cape Town
October 15, 2017
4
TK10SA
Victoria Falls
October 1, 2017
Cape Town
October 22, 2017
0
N/A
TK11N
Cape Town
October 21, 2017
Victoria Falls
November 11, 2017
16
TK11S
Victoria Falls
November 12, 2017
Cape Town
December 3, 2017
10

TOUR MAP

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