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Vic Falls to Cape Town

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Tour Code: GAVC
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 1-2: Vic Falls

Mauya (welcome)! They speak Shona in Zimbabwe. Try 'mhoro, wakadini zvako?' and you might even make a new friend. Make sure you take your daggy waterproof jacket to see the falls.

Day 3-4: Chobe National Park

It's about a three hour drive to Chobe. This place is famous for elephants - we get pretty close to them on a boat trip down the river.

Day 5: Bagani 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 6-7: 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 8-9: Bagani Community Camp/Rundu

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 10: Grootfontein/San Bushmen

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 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: 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 14-16: 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 17-18: 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 19-21: Fish River Canyon - Western Cape

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 22: Cape Town

Do yourself a favour and stay a couple of days after the trip has finished. We reckon you should devote at least one of them entirely to food. You've been camping for a while, you deserve it.

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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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
12 Mar 201302 Apr 2013$1317
26 Mar 201316 Apr 2013$2560
09 Apr 201330 Apr 2013$2560
30 Apr 201321 May 2013$2475
14 May 201304 Jun 2013$2475
25 Jun 201316 Jul 2013$2560
09 Jul 201330 Jul 2013$2650
23 Jul 201313 Aug 2013$2650
06 Aug 201327 Aug 2013$2650
13 Aug 201303 Sep 2013$2650
27 Aug 201317 Sep 2013$2650
10 Sep 201301 Oct 2013$2650
08 Oct 201329 Oct 2013$2560
22 Oct 201312 Nov 2013$2560
05 Nov 201326 Nov 2013$2475
10 Dec 201331 Dec 2013$2560
24 Dec 201314 Jan 2014$2650
21 Jan 201411 Feb 2014$2475
04 Feb 201425 Feb 2014$2475
18 Feb 201411 Mar 2014$2475
04 Mar 201425 Mar 2014$2475
11 Mar 201401 Apr 2014$2475
25 Mar 201415 Apr 2014$2475
08 Apr 201429 Apr 2014$2475
06 May 201427 May 2014$2475
20 May 201410 Jun 2014$2475
03 Jun 201424 Jun 2014$2475
17 Jun 201408 Jul 2014$2475
24 Jun 201415 Jul 2014$2475
08 Jul 201429 Jul 2014$2475
22 Jul 201412 Aug 2014$2475

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