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Cape Town to Vic Falls

Prices From: $2112 AUD
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Tour Code: GACF
Tour Duration: 22
Countries Visited: Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, Zimbabwe

Local Payment will not apply to tours (other than African tours) after December 31st 2012.


Things you'll want to ask your local guide:- How a lion kills a wildebeest- Whether or not you can outrun a cheetah- If you can ride a zebra like a horse- The outcome of a fight between a honey badger and absolutely anything.

Tour Map

Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Cape Town

Do yourself a favour and consider arriving a couple of days early. You should devote at least one of them entirely to food. You're going to be camping for a while, so you need to stock up.

Day 2-4: Western Cape - Fish River Canyon

Fish River Canyon is home to a yearly ultra-marathon. We're not entirely certain what the "ultra" prefix alludes to, but we're pretty sure it means it's really, really hard. Luckily for you, participating in the ultra-marathon is not an included activity.

Day 5-6: Sesriem

Getting down the sand dunes is way more fun than getting up them. Be warned, you'll have red sand in your nether regions for weeks.

Day 7-9: Swakopmund

Shake things up with skydiving, surfing, quad biking or sand boarding. This place is often described as more German than Germany, so have your beer and schnitzel stomachs ready.

Day 10: Spitzkoppe

It's worth dragging yourself out of bed for sunrise over these massive rocks. We don't laugh at your Hello Kitty pyjamas. Promise.

Day 11-12: Etosha National Park

Etosha is a huge salt pan which makes for some nice pics and a handy addition to any meal.

Day 13: Grootfontein

You know the main guy in God Must Be Crazy? He's a San Bushman. You'll meet members of that tribe here, and spend the next few weeks trying to master the art of their clicking language...probably without success.

Day 14-15: Rundu -Bagani Community Camp

Rundu's on the border with Angola and it's as good a place as any to break up the long drive. Head to the Khemo open market for Kavango wood carvings.

Day 16-17: Okavango Delta

Hippo alert. Our ride in the mokoros (traditional dugout canoes) is relaxing until you realise you're surrounded by hippos. We think it helps to imagine them in tutus doing ballet. Suddenly they don't seem so tough.

Day 18: Bangani Community Camp

After a long day on the road you'll probably just want to relax with a cold Tafel lager. Warning: Namibians believe they have the best beer in the world, so don't argue with them.

Day 19-20: Chobe National Park

This place is famous for elephants - we get pretty close to them on a boat trip down the river.

Day 21-22: Victoria Falls

Make sure you take your daggy waterproof jacket to see the falls. You'll look like a berk in photos, but better safe than soaked, right?

Tour Grade: Wildlife

Take your pick: hunt for tigers in northern India, listen to monkey chatter and birdsong in the jungles of Costa Rica and Peru or gawp at the Galapagos’ diversity. And of course, there's the big one: Africa. The names alone evoke images of wildlife: the Serengeti, Masai Mara, Kruger. And the reality’s even better. Africa’s got the lot, so go beyond the Big Five by hiking to close encounters with gorillas in Uganda’s forests, walking with lions at Zimbabwe’s Antelope Park, or canoeing past crocs on the Okavango Delta. From the Cape’s loveable penguins to Egypt’s loping camels, Africa’s animals await.

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16 breakfasts, 16 lunches, 15 dinners

Not Included

International flights, local payment, arrival and departure transfers, airport/departure taxes, visas, pre-tour or post-tour accommodation, all other meals, drinks, sleeping bag, pillow, all optional additional tours or activities during free time, transfers outside of the tour program, travel insurance, tips and items of a personal nature, laundry and flights (unless specified).

Tour Dates

Start DateEnd DatePrice
21 Feb 201314 Mar 2013$1373
04 Apr 201325 Apr 2013$1920
02 May 201323 May 2013$1830
23 May 201313 Jun 2013$1830
06 Jun 201327 Jun 2013$1920
20 Jun 201311 Jul 2013$1920
18 Jul 201308 Aug 2013$2015
01 Aug 201322 Aug 2013$2015
15 Aug 201305 Sep 2013$2015
05 Sep 201326 Sep 2013$2015
19 Sep 201310 Oct 2013$2015
03 Oct 201324 Oct 2013$2015
31 Oct 201321 Nov 2013$1920
14 Nov 201305 Dec 2013$1920
28 Nov 201319 Dec 2013$1830
19 Dec 201309 Jan 2014$1920
02 Jan 201423 Jan 2014$1830
16 Jan 201406 Feb 2014$1830
13 Feb 201406 Mar 2014$1830
27 Feb 201420 Mar 2014$1830
13 Mar 201403 Apr 2014$1830
27 Mar 201417 Apr 2014$1830
03 Apr 201424 Apr 2014$1830
17 Apr 201408 May 2014$1830
01 May 201422 May 2014$1830
29 May 201419 Jun 2014$1830
12 Jun 201403 Jul 2014$1830
26 Jun 201417 Jul 2014$1830
10 Jul 201431 Jul 2014$1830
17 Jul 201407 Aug 2014$1830

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