Take an epic road journey across four countries from Cape Town in South Africa to the iconic Natural Wonder of the World, Victoria Falls, in Zambia. Roam through sand dunes and desert landscapes in Namibia; experience the wetland wilderness of the Okavango Delta and the big game sanctuary of the Chobe Game Reserve in Botswana along the way. This journey is sure to impress you with lifelong memories unlike any other.
South Africa West Coast – The Road North From Cape Town
Meet your guide in the morning and climb aboard a vehicle to begin your adventure. Leaving Cape Town behind, you drive along Big Bay to Blaauwberg, where you stop for your first landscape photograph. From here, the beach sweeps away towards Table Mountain in the distance, and the classic vista of Devil’s Peak and Lion’s Head framing the huge, flat-topped massif is an ideal subject.
Climb back aboard and take the road north, up the West Coast towards Namibia. This landscape is starkly beautiful, and at certain times of the year, this rugged terrain is carpeted in a luxuriant display of colorful flowers. In the afternoon you arrive at a hot springs resort, where you will camp for the evening.
Orange River – Into Namibia
Fish River Canyon – Paddle on the Orange River
Sesriem Canyon – Into the Namib Desert
Sossusvlei – Into the Dunes
Swakopmund – To the Seaside
Swakopmund – Adventures
Brandberg Mountain – Cape Cross to Brandberg
Waterberg Plateau – Visit the Cheetah Outreach Program
Etosha National Park – Into Etosha
Day 11 - 12
Etosha National Park – Experience Etosha
Caprivi Strip – The Caprivi Strip
Day 14 - 16
Okavango Delta – An Okavango Adventure
Maun – Safari Break
Chobe – Into Chobe National Park
Chobe – A Chobe Adventure
Livingstone – Into Zambia
Livingstone – Visit Victoria Falls
- Enjoy game drives and a boat cruise in the Chobe National Park
- Experience the incredible landscapes of the Namib Desert
- Climb the biggest sand dunes in the world
- Enjoy adrenaline activities and the café culture of Swakopmund
- Visit a San Bushman rock-art site
- Interact with cheetahs at a sanctuary
- Experience thrilling game drives in Etosha
- Spend three nights camping wild in the Okavango Delta
- Visit Victoria Falls, one of the Natural Wonders of the World
Begin the adventure in Cape Town, where you head north to Blaawberg to capture the classic Table Mountain image before continuing northwards towards Namibia. The west coast of South Africa is a stark and hauntingly beautiful landscape, and you camp for the night at a hot springs resort. The next day you cross into Namibia, and take a canoeing trip on the Orange River before heading for the Fish River Canyon, Africa’s equivalent of the Grand Canyon. Continue north, visiting the incredible dunes of Sossusvlei and the seaside town of Swakopmund. Visit the Cape Cross seal colony before heading inland to the Brandberg. After visiting a cheetah project, spend three days experiencing the wildlife wonders of Etosha.
Crossing into Botswana, you set off on a traditional canoe into the Okavango Delta for a magical three-night camping trip in this wetland wilderness teeming with birds and animals. Head south to Maun town for a rest and an optional scenic flight over the Delta. The next day you head north to the Chobe National Park, where the largest dry-season gathering of elephants in the world takes place. Enjoy safari drives looking for big cats and boat cruises on the Chobe River, where hippos and water birds will fascinate you.
Finally, the journey ends with a night at Victoria Falls, one of the most impressive sights on Earth, where the spray is visible for miles, and the rumble of water going over the precipice can be heard a great distance away.
$12,973 per person (excluding international flights)
Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.
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