Experience the abundant wildlife of the Okavango Delta in Botswana to the vast coastal Namib Desert & Fish River Canyon in Namibia.
Try your hand at white water rafting & bungy jumping at Victoria Falls or quad biking and dune sledding at Swakopmund. This truly is a trip to stun the senses.
Note – we run two special departures each year
End of April – this will be an extended 25 day trip and include 3 extra days in Victoria Falls with a ticket included to the fabulous Victoria Falls Carnival
Early August – this is a dedicated Family overland adventure, available for families with children aged 6 and over (with discounts for children aged 6 to 12). This will be an amazing experience for adults and kids alike.
View the spectacular Victoria Falls on foot, from the air, from a boat or upside down from a bungee rope
Take a mokoro trip into the Okavango Delta and camp out in the wilderness
Game drive by day and relax at floodlit water holes by night in Etosha National Park
Cheetah park visit – an up close and personal experience with these amazing cats
Explore Namib-Naukluft Park and Sossusvlei, they portray the iconic images of Namibia
Take in the enormity of Fish River Canyon – Africa's Grand Canyon
Enjoy the cosmopolitan spirit of Cape Town, and the beautiful views of Table Mountain
Why you'll love this adventure
- View the spectacular Victoria Falls on foot, from the air, from a boat or upside down from a bungee rope
- Take in the enormity of Fish River Canyon - Africa's Grand Canyon
- Enjoy the cosmopolitan spirit of Cape Town, and the beautiful views of Table Mountain
7 March 2024
28 March 2024
26 April 2024
20 May 2024
28 June 2024
19 July 2024
9 August 2024
30 August 2024
18 September 2024
9 October 2024
8 November 2024
29 November 2024
31 December 2024
21 January 2025
This trip can be tailor made for your perfect travel dates. Please make a booking enquiry for more information.
This trip includes an action packed itinerary! Please make an enquiry and we'll send you the full itinerary for each day including meals, activities, travel and accommodation.
- Accommodation – approx. 80% camping & 20% simple hostels/hotels
- Chobe National Park – entrance & river cruise
- Etosha National Park
- Cheetah Park
- Spitzkoppe Rock formations
- Cape Cross Seal Colony
- Sossusvlei Sand Dunes
- Fish River Canyon
- Meals – approx. 60%
- All transport on Oasis Expedition Truck
- Camping and Cooking equipment
- Services of Oasis Crew
Who is this trip for?
- Suitable For Solo
- Suitable For Couples
- Suitable For Children
- Suitable For Groups
- Suitable For Students
- Suitable For Business
- Suitable For Wheelchairs
DAY 1: VICTORIA FALLS
On this trip we spend the first day at Victoria Falls, but if you would like to experience more of the many activities and sights in and around the Falls then we recommend arriving a couple of days before your trip departs.
For some, Mosi oa Tunya – The Smoke That Thunders, (Victoria Falls), is the highlight of their trip. When you arrive it is a surprise to discover the enormity of Victoria Falls. One mile wide and in high season hurling over 5 million cubic metres of water a minute into the Zambezi Gorge this is the setting for the most awesome of grade 5 white water rafting in the world. There is something here for everyone: a day trip over the great Victoria Falls Bridge into Zambia with its excellent views of the Falls, canoe trips, the Flight of Angels over the Falls in a light aircraft, microlite or helicopter, Sunset Boat Cruises, the Gorge Swing, Abseiling and one of the highest commercial Bungee Jumps in the world!
DAY 2-5: VICTORIA FALLS TO MAUN
Our overland trip starts properly today as we depart from Zimbabwe into Botswana, spending the night on the outskirts of the Chobe National Park – famous for its hordes of Elephants, as well as an abundance of other wildlife. You will have a chance to spend the afternoon on the Chobe River – a less intrusive way to view game and wildlife – as well as the Namibian frontier across the river.
We then head south into the Kalahari Basin – known for its dry, desolate and expansive freedom. You will have an opportunity to leave the truck to venture into the Okavango Delta. Local poler guides will navigate the extensive waterways using canoes similar to their traditional Mokoro’s (dug out canoes). This is a great experience – and the best way to have a chance of seeing the elusive wildlife of this unique desert oasis. You will have a number of opportunities to go on game walks with rangers – giving you the chance to see elephant, crocodile and hippo up close and personal. The Okavango Delta is one of the world’s largest inland waterways and its calming serenity will leave those who experience it feeling supremely relaxed. There is also the opportunity to experience the heights of African adventure travel too: see the delta from the air during an hour-long flight.
DAYS 6-10: MAUN TO BRANDBERG MOUNTAINS
Travelling west we enter Namibia and continue toward Etosha National Park – recognised as one of the worlds greatest wildlife viewing areas. The semi desert is quite a contrast to the more fertile terrain we have been used to. The night sky ablaze with shooting stars and the warm glow of our campfire makes for unforgettable camping experiences. Besides game drives we can also game watch by night at one of the floodlit water holes where we may well spot Rhino, Elephant and Giraffe among a host of other wildlife.
From Etosha we visit a local Cheetah park and get up close to these amazing and endangered creatures, before continuing on to the Brandberg Mountains in Demaraland.
DAY 11-15: BRANDBERG TO SWAKOPMUND
We then travel to the stunning Spitzkoppe Rock formations. Known as the Matterhorn of Namibia – the Spitzkoppe is part of the Erongo Mt range and was formed over 100 million years ago after the collapse of a gigantic volcano. The scenery is striking from every angle – even more stunning as the granite massifs turn red at sunset. Next stop is the world famous Cape Cross Seal Colony, where the sight of thousands of these mammals, as well as their accompanying pungent odour is remembered by all! The Cool Atlantic Ocean and the prominent Benguela current provide a perfect location for feeding and breeding for the Cape Fur Seal.
For the next three days, our Africa overland trip will be based in Swakopmund – Namibia’s adventure gateway. You can choose between a variety of activities and excursions here: spend a day deep sea fishingfor shark and other game fish or head out to the desert and try quad biking and dune sledding. You can also go horse riding or get a birds eye view of the dramatic coastline – either by Sky diving from 10,000 feet or take a flight over the towering sand dunes in the area. In Swakopmund itself you can walk along miles of deserted beaches, visit the museum or relax in a cafe.
DAY 16-19: SWAKOPMUND TO FISH RIVER CANYON
A one day drive takes us to the Namib-Naukluft Park, a vast expanse of desert which contains some of the highest sand dunes in the world. At Sossusvlei we stop and explore this spectacular area and red dunes. Continuing south we enter the semi-desert, and wide-open countryside of cattle ranching until we arrive at one of Africas most sensational natural features, Fish River Canyon. We stop here for a couple of hours to take in the awesome scenery.
DAY 20-21: FISH RIVER CANYON TO CAPE TOWN
A couple of hours drive away we enter South Africa and cross the Orange River – a rich source of diamonds. We travel south through the Cederburg Wilderness Area, an area of rugged valleys and peaks before getting to the vibrant and cosmopolitan city of Cape Town. Our accommodation here will be in a backpackers hostel.
DAY 22: CAPE TOWN
Your trip will finish after breakfast. There is plenty to do in and around Cape Town, from climbing up Table Mountain to abseiling down it, diving with sharks (either in ocean cages – or at the Two Oceans Aquarium), a tour to Robben Island or head out on the town to one of the many hot spots that Cape Town has to offer.
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Victoria Falls To Cape Town (22 Days) Deserts & Gameparks
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