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, enjoy spectacular wildlife sightings in the Okavango Delta, 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 and relax along the Okavango, Kwando and Chobe Rivers ending at the world-famous Victoria Falls.
21 nights 3-4 star lodges with private en-suite facilities
All breakfasts & 14 dinners included.
1 lunch included.
Tour is conducted in a Kiboko Adventures overland vehicle
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.
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 City 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 morning and afternoon game drives inside the park. Overnight Kgalagadi Lodge (or similar accommodation). (Accommodated – B & D)
Leaving the Kalahari region we head west and enter Namibia arriving at our lodge situated in a scenically beautiful area. Afternoon or early next morning 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 Quiver Camp (or similar accommodation). (Accommodated – B & D)
Hot Air Balloon +-R6950
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
Township Tour +-R550
Dolphin cruise +-R900
Many more activities available
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 in open 4×4 vehicles from our lodge located just outside the park entrance. 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 Etosha Village (or similar accommodation). (Accommodated – B & D)
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 Mokuti Lodge (or similar accommodation). (Accommodated – B & D)
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)
Sunset boat cruise +-R294
Continuing into the Caprivi we cross into Botswana and travel by road to our lodge on the edge of the Okavango Delta. The following day we travel by boat 30 minutes into the delta. We do mokoro & boat excursions in the back channels of the Nxamasire area of the delta. Game walks are also done on the smaller islands in the area subject to the water levels of the delta.
Overnight Swampstop chalets. (Accommodated – B, L, D)
Scenic helicopter flights:
30 mins - USD 200pp
45 mins - USD 270pp
Departing the Delta by boat we return to our vehicle and we cross back into Namibia. We continue to the Eastern side of the Caprivi Strip and arrive at our lodge overlooking the flood plains of the Kwando River. Overnight Namushasha River Lodge (or similar accommodation). (Accommodated – B & D)
Bwabwata National Park Game Drive +-R616
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)
Game drive in Chobe National park +-BWP325
We travel across the Zimbabwean border to Victoria Falls – without doubt one of the greatest and most spectacular sights in Africa. The afternoon and following morning is 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 Cresta Sprayview hotel (or similar accommodation).
(Accommodated – B. Dinner own account)
Sunset Cruise +-USD45pp + park fees
Ra-ikane luxury Sunset Cruise USD85pp + park fees
12-13 min helicopter flight +-USD150 pp + park fee
Tour ends after breakfast. (Accommodated – B)
This is the rainy season for Namibia & Botswana. Hot & humid with some days bright and sunny and others grey & wet with cooling afternoon thunderstorms.
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.
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!
The driest month of the year with daily temperatures 30+ degrees. Excellent time for big game safaris.
Hot days with the start of the afternoon African thuderstorms. This is Calving season and good game viewing with many migrant birds present.
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