Africa Overland Safari

20 Day • Lodge Safari - including South Africa, Botswana, Namibia & Zimbabwe
table mountain South Africa
Cape Town, South Africa
table mountain South Africa
Wildlife Namibia
Wildlife, Namibia
Wildlife Namibia
Namibia-dunes
Sand dunes, Namibia
Namibia-dunes
Chobe National Park, Botswana
Victoria Falls Jenman Safaris
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Victoria Falls Jenman Safaris
Swakopmund, Namibia
Namibia
Skeleton Coast, Namibia
Namibia
Damaraland, Namibia

Africa Overland Safari

20 Day Tour - Lodge Safari - including South Africa, Botswana, Namibia & Zimbabwe

Guided Trans-Kalahari Africa group safari tour staying in lodges

An overland adventure is the quintessential Africa safari experience.  This 3-week journey covers one of the most popular and exciting routes from Cape Town to Victoria Falls (or the reverse direction). Your adventure will include travel by overland vehicle, guided walks, game drives, boat rides and glide in a traditional ‘mokoro’ canoe.

Explore Namibia from the Kalahari and Namib deserts with incredible scenery and wildlife to the highest sand dunes in the world to the natural wonders of the Botswanas Okavango Delta and the mighty Augrabies Falls and Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe.

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20 Day Tour
$6120CAD
per person, based on twin share
    • 2023 Departure Dates:

Victoria Falls to Cape Town

22 Apr

Cape Town to Victoria Falls

8 Jun

    • Subject to availability
    • Tour includes: 19 nights 3-4 star lodges with private ensuite facilities, transport, sightseeing and game drives as described
    • Meals included: 19 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 14 Dinners
    • Local park and activity fee R3000 per person is not included in this price and is payable to your tour guide
    • Contact us for rates for Single Travellers or for travel other dates
20 Day Tour
$6455CAD
per person, based on twin share
    • 2023 Departure Dates:

Victoria Falls to Cape Town

1 Jul,  26 Aug,  28 Oct

Cape Town to Victoria Falls

5 Aug,  27 Aug,  7 Oct,  16 Dec

    • Subject to availability
    • Tour includes: 19 nights 3-4 star lodges with private ensuite facilities, transport, sightseeing and game drives as described
    • Meals included: 19 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 14 Dinners
    • Note: Local park and activity fee R3000 per person is not included in this price and is payable to your tour guide
    • Contact us for rates for Single Travellers or for travel other dates

Trip Details

Included in your trip

Tour Guide
Accommodations
Wildlife Encounter
Airport Transfers
Some Meals

EXCLUDED FROM YOUR TRIP

International Flights/Airfare
Park Entry Fees
Travel Insurance
Tips/Gratuities
Travel Visa
Items of a Personal Nature

WHERE WILL YOU VISIT?

  • Cape Town
  • Augrabies Falls
  • Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park
  • Fish River Canyon
  • Namib desert
  • Swakopmund
  • Damaraland
  • Etosha National Park
  • Kavango Area
  • Okavango Delta
  • Chobe National Park
  • Victoria falls

TRIP ITINERARY

Lodge Safari - from Cape Town (South Africa) to Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe)

20 Day Adventure

This itinerary travels from Cape Town to Victoria Falls, but is also available in the reverse direction from Victoria Falls to Cape Town.


Africa Safari Tour Highlights:

  • South Africa: Cape Town, Table Mountain & the Cape of Good Hope, the scenic Namaqualand region, Augrabies Falls National Park
  • Namibia: The Kalahari Desert in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, UNESCO World Heritage listed Fish River Canyon, walking the giant dunes of Sossusvlei and the Namib Desert, Swakopmund, game drives in Etosha National Park
  • Botswana: Game walks, mokoros ride & boat trips in the Okavango Delta, The Okavango River, game drive & sunset game viewing cruise on the Chobe River
  • Zimbabwe: Majestic Victoria Falls

Days 1-2: Cape Town, South Africa

Welcome to Cape Town.  Your first day is at leisure until you meet your group at 6pm at your hotel. The next day you will leave early for a full day Cape Peninsula tour, driving along the Atlantic seaboard via Hout Bay and Chapman’s Peak to visit Table Mountain National Park – Cape Point, and returning along the Indian Ocean coastline. Another highlight to your visit is riding the cable car up Table Mountain for incredible panoramic views of the coast and region (weather dependent).

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 3: Cape Town to Namaqualand

Leave Cape Town and travel through the picturesque Namaqualand region. You will overnight at the foot of the Van Ryns Pass. During the months of August – October the landscape is transformed into an explosion of colour due to the numerous wild flowers of the region. You will also have the opportunity to sample the local wines during a wine tasting at the guesthouse (additional expense). Approximate distance travelled: 270km

Meals included: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 4: Little Karoo to Augrabies Falls National Park and Kakamas

Leaving the Little Karoo, travel north to Augrabies Falls National Park. Pass through a lush oasis area with an abundance of wine farms. Here the mighty Orange River plummets 56m into the gorge below. The local name for these majestic falls is ‘Aukoerebis’ or ‘place of great noise’. Spend the afternoon enjoying the falls from its many viewpoints. Approximate distance travelled: 480km

Meals included: Breakfast

Days 5-6: Kakamas (South Africa) to Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park (Botswana)

Today head north into the Kalahari and the magnificent Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. Covering over 3.6 million hectares, this is one of the largest reserves in Africa. Due to sparse vegetation, this area is excellent for sighting predators including the famous black mane Lion. Here you will enjoy morning and afternoon game drives inside the park. Approximate distance travelled: 350km

Meals included: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 7: Kalahari (Botswana) to Fish River Canyon (Namibia)

Leave the Kalahari region and head west and enter Namibia arriving at our lodge located in a beautiful scenic location. Afternoon or early the next morning you visit UNESCO world heritage site Fish River Canyon, the largest canyon in Africa and the second largest and in the world after the Grand Canyon. This gigantic ravine is up to 27km wide and has depths of up to 5oom and is part of Ai-Ais Richtersveld Transfrontier Park. Approximate distance travelled: 470km

Meals included: Breakfast & Dinner

Days 8-9: Fish River Canyon to Sesriem (Namibia)

Journey north through the changing scenery to your accommodation on the edge of the Namib Desert. The following morning depart early morning for Sossusvlei, stopping in the dune belt to witness the changing colours of the world’s highest sand dunes. Take a 5km walk to Sossusvlei and Deadvlei. In the afternoon, you will enjoy a short hike through the Sesriem Canyon. Approximate distance travelled: 520km

Meals included: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 10: Sesriem to Swakopmund (Namibia)

Travel to the coast at Walvis Bay and enjoy lunch while viewing the flamingos feeding. You will arrive in Swakopmund to spend the afternoon and following morning exploring this German colonial town.  Here you may choose an optional excursion (additional expense) such as dolphin cruises or scenic sightseeing flights over the vast Namib Desert. Approximate distance travelled: 380km

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 11: Swakopmund to Damaraland (Namibia)

Today you will drive inland through the Damaraland region with its vast and rugged terrain. The mountain ranges are intercepted by wide gravel plains, which run into sandy, vegetated riverbeds and hot, dry valleys. Your lodge is located on top of a mountain with spectacular views of the surrounding area. Spend the late afternoon at your leisure taking in the incredible setting.  Approximate distance travelled: 380km

Meals included: Breakfast & Dinner

Days 12-13: Damaraland to Etosha National Park (Namibia)

Today you travel to Etosha National Park, one of the key game reserves and sanctuaries in Africa with thousands of wild animals that inhabit this land such as Zebra, Cheetah, Blue Wildebeest, Springbok, Kudu, Giraffe, Leopard, Lion and Elephant. On day 13, switch to open 4×4 vehicles for another game drive. Approximate distance travelled: 220km

Meals included: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 14: Etosha to Okavango River, Rundu (Namibia)

Depart Etosha and enter the Caprivi Strip area to spend the night amongst the lush bush vegetation overlooking the Okavango River and Angola. Here you have the option to take an afternoon boat cruise on the river (additional expense). Approximate distance travelled: 415km

Meals included: Breakfast & Dinner

Days 15-16: Rundu (Namibia) to Okavango Delta (Botswana)

Continuing into the Caprivi Strip, you will cross the border to Botswana today and travel to your next lodge located on the edge of the Okavango Delta. The next day, travel by mokoro & boat excursions in the back channels of the Nxamasire area of the Okavango Delta. You can also do game walks on the smaller islands in the area (subject to water levels of the delta).

Meals included: Breakfast & Dinner (Day 15) Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner (Day 16)

Days 17-18: Caprivi Strip to Chobe National Park (Botswana)

Travel through the Caprivi Strip in Namibia and cross the border back into Botswana via the Chobe National Park.  You will spend the night on the banks of the Chobe River. Chobe is famous for its beautiful scenery, magnificent sunsets and incredible abundance of wildlife and birdlife.

On Day 18, you will enjoy a morning game drive followed by a sunset game-viewing cruise on the Chobe River. Approximate distance travelled: 540km

Meals included: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 19: Chobe (Botswana) to Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe)

Cross the Zimbabwean border to Victoria Falls, also known as Mosi-oa-Tunya, or “the smoke that thunders” today.  This is one of the most spectacular sights in Africa and the largest sheet of falling water in the world. It is also one of the seven wonders of the natural world.

You have the afternoon and next morning at your leisure to browse the local markets or choose an optional excursion (additional expense) in the adrenalin capital of Africa.  Approximate distance travelled: 90km

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 20: Depart Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Your Africa overland adventure finishes today.

Meals included: Breakfast

 


Weather & Wildlife – When to Visit:

The seasons in Africa provide totally different experiences in terms of weather and wildlife viewing, see below to give you an idea of what to expect on this journey.

Jan – Mar Apr – Jun Jul – Sep Oct Nov – Dec
Popularity: Quiet Popularity: Busy Popularity: Busy Popularity: Busy Popularity: Quiet
Weather: Wet Weather: Dry Weather: Dry Weather: Dry Weather: Wet
Rainy season for Namibia and Botswana.

It will be hot and humid with some bright/sunny days and others grey & wet with cooling afternoon thunderstorms.

This season is colorful and lush with clear blue skies.

Expect moderate day temps with game starting to concentrate around permanent water as pans start to dry out.

No rain with crisp, clear days around 25°C degrees and night temperatures 0-10°C.

Excellent game viewing and migratory birds start arriving in August. The best time for a safari!

The driest month of the year with daily temperatures 30°C+.

Excellent time for big game safaris.

Hot days with the start of the wet season bringing afternoon African thunderstorms.

This is calving season and good game viewing with many migrant birds present.

 


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