Cape Town to Victoria Falls 20 days - Northern Quest, Africa Tours

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Cape Town to Victoria Falls 20 days - Northern Quest

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Price From:
R7 770.00

Destination: Africa Tours

Duration: 20 days

Departs From: Cape Town

Regions Included:Cape Town, Lamberts Bay, Gariep River, The Fish River Canyon, The Namib Naukluft National Park, Swakopmund, Etosha National Park, Waterberg Plateau National Park, Gobabis, Maun, Okavango Delta, Nata, Chobe National Park, Victoria Falls

Min Persons Required:4

Your journey begins at Africa’s Southern gateway. Gaze at the spectacle that greeted the early explorers, as Table Mountain appears to rise from the sea – a stunning setting for a very special city.

Explore the ghostly deserts of Namibia, nothing but endless horizons and vast expanses of night stars. Go where giant sand dunes merge with the Atlantic Ocean. Go on safari in Etosha, “the Great White Place”, where the fireside tales will be of lion, rhino, elephant and much more.

Navigate the winding streams and isolated lagoons of the Okavango Delta. Sit back and relax as your guide gently poles your “Makoro” through these clear waters. Get up close and personal with some of the most exciting creatures on earth. Join the adrenaline junkies at Victoria Falls. Be insane for a day as you jump off bridges or boogie board head-first down the immense rapid runs of the Zambezi. Sit tight as you witness the Falls from a micro-light aircraft or take it easy on an upper Zambezi River cruise and watch the African bush go gently on by.


DAY 1 - Cape Town
Sample the sights and sounds of this magical city at the Southern end of the African continent. A host of optional activities are available including, trips to Robben Island, Peninsular tours, wine tasting, and much more. All meals on this day will be to the client's expense.

Saasveld Lodge (or similar)
73 Kloof Street, Gardens
Tel: ++27 (21) 424 6169
Fax: ++27 (21) 424 5397

DAY 2 - Lamberts Bay (340 km - 5 hours)
Clients to meet at 08h30 am for the pre-departure meeting. We depart Cape Town at approx 10h00 am to Lamberts Bay, where we camp for the night. Here you have the option of visiting the well-known 'Bird Island' (own expense).

This is your first night's camping and your guides will give you a full demonstration on how to set up your tents. Normally before or after your evening meal, your guides will talk about the following day's activities, what to expect and let everyone know the time of breakfast for the following morning. Where meals are specified in this dossier, they are included and will be prepared by your guides with some assistance from you. Breakfast and lunch included. Dinner at your own expense.

Lamberts Bay Caravan Park (or similar)
Voortrekker Road, Lamberts Bay
Tel: ++27 (27) 432 2238
Fax: ++27 (27) 432 1517

Meals: Breakfast, lunch

DAY 3 - Gariep River (360 km - 5 hours)
We head to the Gariep River and our camp which is located on the banks of the river. This rustic reed river camp is situated on the South African side of the river. Optional activities available include: walks along the river, canoe trips, or just relaxing at the river-side bar. Breakfast, lunch & dinner included.

Fiddlers Creek (or similar)
On banks of the Gariep River, South African side.
Tel: ++27 (27) 761 8953
Fax: ++27 (27) 761 8953

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

DAY 4 - The Fish River Canyon (180 km - 2 hours)
Our first border crossing is into Namibia as we head for the awesome Fish River Canyon. Your guides will assist with all border formalities. There will be ample time to take in a beautiful sunset over the canyon, or partake in an optional walk around the rim of the canyon. Breakfast and lunch included.

Canon Roadhouse (or similar)
Fish River Canyon National Park
Tel: ++ (264) 61 230066
Fax: ++ (264) 61 251863

Meals: Breakfast, lunch

DAYS 5 & 6 - The Namib Naukluft National Park (580 km - 9 hours)
We continue on to The Namib Naukluft National Park and the giant sand dunes of Sossusvlei. This is one of the world's oldest deserts, offering over 130 million years of natural wonders, and the highest sand dunes in the world! Optional adventure activities include guided walks, hot air ballooning and light aircraft flights. On day 6 we leave the camp very early and travel into the park. We head for Dune 45 and climb it for a magnificent sunrise, after which we proceed on to Sossusvlei and the 2x4 parking area. From here it is an approximate 5 km walk to the vlei where you are free to explore. There is an option for a guided walk (this is to the clients own expense). We return to camp. In the late afternoon you'll be taken to the nearby Sesriem canyon and return to camp for the evening meal.

There is a small swimming pool at the camp if you wish to relax and soak up the sun. Breakfast, lunch, dinner included.

Sesriem Campsite (or similar)
Namib Naukluft National Park.
Tel: ++ (264) 63 693247
Fax: ++ (264) 63 693247

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

DAYS 7 & 8 - Swakopmund (360 km - 5 hours)
A delightful Bavarian-style town, situated snugly between sea and desert. Great beaches, deep-sea fishing, quad-biking, dune-boarding, flights over the desert, plus an array of shops, bars and restaurants. In Swakopmund you are free to explore at your leisure or partake in the many optional activities. This is also a chance to catch up on laundry, banks and communication. Breakfast and lunch on Day 7 and Breakfast on Day 8.

Swakop Lodge (or similar)
Tel: ++ (264) 64 402 030
Fax: ++ (264) 64 405 016

Meals: Day 7: Breakfast, lunch. Day 8: Breakfast

DAYS 9 & 10 - Etosha National Park (590 km - 9 hours)
Leaving Swakopmund we journey via the awesome granite moonscape scenery that Namibia is so famous for. The mountains and granite mounds provided a home to the San people for thousands of years. We will arrive at the world famous Etosha National Park where we will camp and prepare ourselves for our big game safari experience. Dominated by shimmering white saltpans you have a chance to see elephant as well as black rhino, lion and leopard. Most camps have floodlit water holes, which are excellent for after dinner game viewing, as well as swimming pools for cooling off during the heat of the day. We will enjoy 3 game drives whilst at Etosha - all taken in your WildLife Adventures vehicle. Typically we will make an early start, which is ideal for morning game viewing, and drive to some of the waterholes in the park before heading back to camp for brunch. Approximately 3-hours per game drive. In the afternoons we will take another game drive and return back to camp before dark for dinner.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner on Day 9. Brunch on Day 10.

Okaukuejo Campsite (or similar)
Etosha National Park
Tel: ++ (264) 67 229 800
Fax: ++ (264) 67 229 852

Meals: Day 9: Breakfast, lunch, dinner. Day 10: Brunch

DAY 11 - Waterberg Plateau National Park (260 km - 6 hours)
We leave Etosha bound for the stunning Waterberg Plateau National Park. Historically significant because it was the site of the war between the Germans and the Hereros, the area has now become a haven for many endangered species. It is renowned for its incredible rock formations and walks. Your time in the Waterberg is your own and you are free to walk in the park at your leisure. Optional game drives and guided walks are available. Breakfast, lunch, dinner included.

Bernard De La Bat (or similar)
Waterberg Plateau National Park
Tel: ++ (264) 67 305 001
Fax: ++ (264) 67 305 004

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

DAY 12 - Gobabis (510 km - 8 hours)
'Desert and Sea' and 'Wild Waters Explorer' are modules of our 'Northern Quest' tour, and all clients booked on these modules will be collected or dropped off in Windhoek before proceeding to Gobabis.

We travel towards the border between Namibia and Botswana and to Gobabis where we will overnight on a private game farm. This is our last night in Namibia and a fitting place for fireside tales of your journey thus far. Breakfast and lunch included.

Zelda's Guest Farm (or similar)
On route between Gobabis and Botswana Border post
Tel: ++ (264) 62 560 427
Fax: ++ (264) 62 560 431

Meals: Breakfast, lunch

DAY 13 - Maun (516 km - 10 hours)
We wake up early for our departure to the border post of Botswana. Once all the formalities have been completed we head for Maun, which is the gateway to the fantastic Okavango Delta. We will prepare for the following days to come and be briefed by your guides on what to take into the Delta. Please remember space in the Makoros (local word for canoe - and your mode of transport into the Delta) is at a premium and a small overnight bag with your sleeping bag and necessary clothes for 2 days is all that is needed. Our campsite is just outside the centre of Maun. Although a small town, Maun has several shops, good communications and banks. Breakfast and lunch included.

Crocodile Camp (or similar)
12 kilometres north of Maun, on the banks of the Thamalakane River
Tel: ++ (267) 680 0222
Fax: ++ (267) 680 1256

Meals: Breakfast, lunch

DAYS 14 & 15 - Okavango Delta
An early morning pickup awaits us where will be transferred to the Makoro poling station by vehicle. We will be assigned our Makoro - each complete with a poler /guide. After a two to three hour Makoro journey in the Delta we will stop and set up camp. The Delta is an incredible maze of inland waterways and lagoons. We will be on safari Makoro style, poled gently along, floating through this haven of wildlife and birds. You will be taken on game walks by your poler-guides to experience the full splendour of the region. Please note that there are no ablution facilities, and camps will be bush camps. Meals will be carefully planned for this duration. Breakfast, lunch, dinner included.

Bush camp in the Okavango Delta (or similar)
No contact details available.
Leave a message at Crocodile Camp. Contact details as per Day 13

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

DAY 16 - Nata (300 km - 5 hours)
After breakfast we are gently poled back to the vehicle pick up point and transferred by vehicle back to our base camp near Maun. We collect our vehicle and depart for Nata. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Nata Lodge (or similar)
Main road between Maun & Francistown, Nata
Tel: ++ (267) 621 1210
Fax: ++ (267) 621 1265

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

DAY 17 - Chobe National Park (306 km - 5 hours)
We depart Nata and head for Kasane and our camp on the banks of the Chobe River. We will arrive in time for an included guided river cruise with game viewing. The fabulous Chobe National Park is famous for its huge herds of elephant and your guided river cruise should provide excellent sightings of elephant, hippo, crocodile, and an impressive array of birds and plains game. There is also a swimming pool at the camp for relaxing. Breakfast and lunch included.

Toro Safari Lodge (or similar)
Lot 76 Kazungula, Kasane, Botswana
Tel: ++ (267) 625 2694
Fax: ++ (267) 625 2695

Meals: Breakfast, lunch

DAYS 18 & 19 - Victoria Falls (90 km - 2 hours)
A short drive from Chobe takes us to the spectacular village of Victoria Falls - one of the 'Seven Natural Wonders' of the world. You are free to explore it at your leisure. Visit the captivating Victoria Falls Rainforest, take a sun downer cruise or enjoy hoards of other adventure activities (own expense). Our camp is close to all the bars, restaurants and hot spots for that last big splurge. Breakfast, lunch and Dinner on Day 18, Breakfast on Day 19.

Victoria Falls Rest Camp (or similar)
Parkway Drive, Victoria Falls
Tel: ++ (261) 13 40 509/11
Fax: ++(263) 13 43 434

Meals: Day 18: Breakfast, lunch, dinner. Day 19: Breakfast

DAY 20 - Victoria Falls, Tour Ends
Our tour ends after Breakfast.


Local Supplement R980


Fully equipped safari vehicle, services of tour leader and camp courier, all accommodation, all camping and catering equipment and scheduled National Park entrance fees. Breakfast (B) Lunch (L) Dinner (D) where specified. Meals not shown will be to the clients account. Occasionally breakfast and lunch may be combined into a brunch where necessary e.g. mornings with early game drives.


International airfares, arrival and departure transfers, travel and medical insurance, personal spending money, visas, passports, vaccinations, personal taxes (including departure and border taxes) all optional activities, unscheduled or optional National Parks / Reserves entrance fees, gratuities, sleeping bag if required, restaurant meals and all other items of a personal nature. All drinks, even on days with full board basis.

How to Book

Request a Quote Online or call +27 11 592 9000
(Monday to Friday, 8AM to 17PM, GMT+2)

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