Through Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia and South Africa.
We start this incredible adventure in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, enjoying a guided tour of the magnificent falls and a sunset cruise on the Zambezi River. Across the Zambezi we enter Botswana to spend the afternoon on a sunset cruise, game viewing in the unspoilt wilderness of Chobe National Park. The next day begins with a game drive in Chobe before crossing into Namibia where we drive through the Caprivi to our lodge on the banks of the Kwando River.
Heading back into Botswana and onto the Okavango Delta, we spend our days exploring the water pathways by speedboat and traditional dugout canoe, and take a bush walk to spot elephants, waterbuck and other animals in this watery paradise.
Returning to Namibia we make our way along the Caprivi to Rundu on the banks of the Kavango River, overlooking Angola. From here it’s on to Etosha National Park for two days filled with Game Drives, in search of the Big Five.
From Etosha, we make our way to the quaint German town of Swakopmund. Still heading south, we visit the Namib Naukluft National Park and overnight at Maltahohe (Sesriem) before visiting the world’s highest sand dunes at Sossusvlei; these dunes can reach a height of 300m.
Next is Fish River Canyon, a chasm 100 miles long and up to 17 miles wide. We have time to explore before moving onto Orange River which forms the South African - Namibian boundary. Saying 'hello’ to South Africa, we make our way along the coast visiting Clanwilliam for one night before completing our journey in Cape Town. Cape Town is one of the world’s most beautiful cities. We include a full day Cape Peninsula tour, visit to Table Mountain, and a trip to the famous winelands area.
Our 2019 departure operates to a slightly longer itinerary, we stay two nights at Damaraland and one extra night in Cape Town.
Please note: This is a pioneer holiday and the itinerary and other arrangements may be subject to change at short notice. To enable us to include so many highlights in one trip, the distances travelled during this journey will be vast. Some days will mainly be travel days, but we will make sure that we stop regularly to see the sights and stretch our legs along the way.