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Complete South Africa Safari: 19 days to Victoria Falls
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Complete South Africa Safari: 19 days to Victoria Falls

  • The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English. English
  • 19 days

Planning to go to Cape Town and want to see the best nature reserves and most impressive wild animals in southern Africa? This southern African safari will take you through the unforgettable African savanna of South Africa, Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe, all the way to the world famous Victoria Falls.

Complete South Africa Safari

Day 1: Cape Town

Around 6 pm, the tour group meets in the centre of Cape Town. The second most populated city in South Africa, Cape Town is where Nelson Mandela spent his eighteen years in prison, and you can try the delicious Cape Malay curries, Bobotie (South Africa's national dish and a mix of curried meat and fruit), or delicious seafood in your free time beforehand. Or take the cable car up to Table Mountain, and enjoy the spectacular views the iconic mountain offers.

Day 2: Cape Town – Trawal

Having fuelled up with breakfast in Cape Town, we'll depart on the first leg of the journey, taking you to a small winery in the Cederberg Mountains. Here you'll visit some of the vineyards that make South African wines famous and have the option of a wine tasting, as well as the opportunity to buy some of the local wines as souvenirs.

Day 3: Trawal – Orange River

On the third day, we'll leave the Trawal region behind, to make our way northwards through beautiful fields of wildflowers, which bloom between August and November. The day will end with a stunning sunset over the African savanna, seen from a hill near the riverbank, and optional activities for the day include Canoeing along the Orange River itself.

Day 4: Orange River – Fish River Canyon

On the fourth day we'll get to know two rivers. Those who like to get up early can see the sun rise over the orange river (and also have the opportunity to take a canoe ride, if they didn't the day before), then we'll hist the road on the way to Fish River Canyon, the largest in Africa, and one of the largest in the world. In the evening we will, once again, enjoy a stunning sunset.

Day 5: Fish River Canyon – Sesriem

We hit the road early in the morning towards the Namib desert, which extends throughout the Namibian coast. On the way, we'll pass through the little towns of Bethanien and Helmeringhausen, as well as a variety of agricultural settlements, although in the main the landscape will be comprised of an impressive, red-tinged desert. Late in the evening, we'll arrive in the Sesriem Canyon, where you can admire the red sand dunes in the distance: a gateway to the Namib Desert.

Day 6: Sesriem – Boesman's Camp

As the sun rises we'll dive into the Namib Desert, to see the special light of sunrise on their red ochre dunes. Then we'll head to Sossusvlei, a seemingly endless field of dunes where you'll climb the famous Dune 45, before continuing to Sossusvlei and Deadvlei, a striking tree graveyard where dry white clay, red sand and the skeletal trunks of trees make for a spectacular picture. In the afternoon you'll take a guided tour of the area, and learn about the survival skills which allow the San (Bushmen) to survive in this harsh environment.

Day 7: Boesman's Camp – Swakopmund

On day 7 we head to the Atlantic coast, to Swakopmund a beach resort where we'll spend the next two days. But arriving there you'll have the privilege of passing through the unusual landscapes of the Kuiseb and Gaub passes, and once in Swakopmund, you'll be given free time to explore, or try one of the optional activities, including quad biking, sand boarding and sky diving.

Day 8: Swakopmund

This day is centred around the variety of activities that the coastal city offers. You can walk along the beach, swim in the Atlantic or visit the Kristal Gallery. This last stop has the largest Quartz Crystal Cluster on display in the world, weighing in at 14,100 kilogrammes! The city has a wealth of shops and great restaurants, and for the adrenaline junkies, the above activities are all available: quad biking, sand boarding and sky diving.

Day 9: Swakopmund – Brandberg

We'll leave Swakopmund and head for Brandberg, where you can find the Königstein, the tallest mountain in Namibia at almost 8,800 feet (2600 metres). Here you can choose to take a variety of ATV routes (not included), meaning you can see the spectacular landscape and wildlife of the area, combined with feeling the thrill of these customised vehicles. One of our favourites is the White Lady Ultimate Adventure, taking you to see the famous White Lady Bushman Painting - over 2,000 years old.

Day 10: Brandberg – Etosha National Park

Having spent the night some 20 km away from Kamanjab, we'll travel to the North of Namibia to the Etosha National Park, one of the most popular wildlife sanctuaries in the South of Africa. Here we'll take a tour in a typical safari vehicle, looking for elephants, antelopes and lions. This is home to more than 100 mammal species, including the endangered black rhinoKori Bustard, ostrich, vultures, eagles and even flamingos and pelicans after heavy rains. Optional activities include a night drive.

Day 11: Etosha National Park

On this full day of safari, we'll explore the different habitats of some of the most impressive animals in the African savannah. your game drive safari will take you to see elephants, antelope and lions as well as majestic giraffes, silhouetted against the dusty horizon. You will spend the night in the Etosha National Park's newest camp, and you might just be lucky enough to fall asleep to the roar of lions in the distance.

Day 12: Etosha National Park - Windhoek

We make our way to Windhoek, the capital of Namibia. Here you can see its display of 33 meteorites, do some shopping, or take a look around some of the many museums and historical buildings, all within walking distance of the city centre.

This is where some people taking shorter tours will 'get off' and others may join your group at this point. Your vehicle and crew may also change, giving you the opportunity to try another style, depending on the passions, knowledge (and special secret recipes!) of a different tour leader.

Day 13: Windoek – Ghanzi

We leave Windhoek early in the morning towards the border with Botswana - heading for the heart of the Kalahari desert. We'll make our way to the town of Ghanzi, where the San people live, who will welcome us with open arms, and teach us about their ancient way of life. And in the evening you can enjoy their ancient dance (optional) and gather around a bonfire, hoping for clear skies and a carpet of stars above.

Day 14: Ghanzi - Maun

You can take an optional morning walk with the Bushmen, where they'll show you their ancient customs, before leaving Ghanzi. You'll make your way to Maun, Botswana's fifth largest town, and once there you can fly over the famous Okavango Delta in a light aircraft (not included) and get some amazing views of the elephants, giraffes and hippos below.

Day 15: Maun

Experience the legendary Okavango Delta in a 4x4, before taking a traditional Mokoro canoe, the traditional form of transport for the people of the area. Gliding along the water, you'll see incredible natural sights, and take equally incredible photos, before stopping for lunch at an island and taking a nautre walk to discover the rich biodiversity of the delta. Then we'll head back to Maun in your canoe, as the afternoon sun sets over the horizon.

Day 16: Maun – Elephant Sands

We'll set out for Elephant Sands following the footsteps of the most impressive mammals in the world. You guessed it: the elephant! This place is famous as one of the best watering holes in Africa, and you can see wild dogs, different kinds of antelope, and of course elephants as they wander through the site looking for fresh water. The closest you'll ever get to these majestic beasts!

Day 17: Elephant Sands - Chobe National Park

We'll continue to the Chobe National Park, arriving around sunset and making the most of the views with a sunset cruise along its river. You'll go wildlife spotting, looking for game such as elephant, buffalo, kudu, bushbuck, hippo, giraffe and sable. This cruise is included, but if you would prefer to take a photo safari instead (not included) you can do so, although this would mean missing the sunset boat cruise.

Day 18: Chobe National Park - Victoria Falls

We'll spend the day mouth open at one of the seven natural wonders of the world: the Victoria Falls. Only a short drive away into Zimbabwe, these falls are the world's biggest - a spectacular curtain of water. Here you can try a range of activities, such as white water rafting, bungee jumping, gorge swinging and more! Breathtaking from start to finish!

Day 19: Victoria Falls

One last goodbye, a healthy breakfast, and the end to an unforgettable tour!

Accommodation

When reserving the nineteen-day safari, you'll stay in the following campsites and hotels:

  • Day 1: Lady Hamilton Hotel (twin shared rooms).
  • Day 2: Highlanders Lodge & Campsite (camping).
  • Day 3: Felix Unite Campsite (camping).
  • Day 4: Hobas Campsite (camping).
  • Day 5: Sesriem Campsite (camping).
  • Day 6: Sossus on Foot (camping).
  • Day 7 and 8: Amanpuri Lodge (twin shared rooms).
  • Day 9: Brandberg White Lady Lodge (camping).
  • Day 10 and 11: Halali Camp (camping). 
  • Day 12: Hotel Safari (twin shared rooms).
  • Day 13: Trail Blazers (camping).
  • Day 14 and 15: Island Safari Lodge (camping). 
  • Day 16: Elephant Sands Campsite (camping). 
  • Day 17: Thebe River Lodge Campsite (camping). 
  • Day 18: Shearwater Explorers Village (twin shared rooms).

The hotels may change depending on availability, but any alternative will be of equivalent quality.

Important Information

On this safari, we cross into several different countries (Zambia, Namibia, Botswana and South Africa). Therefore you should have a valid passport and all necessary visas. 

Covid-19 Measures

All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations regarding protective material and safety to help avoid the spread of Covid-19.

Price

Per Person
19 Day Safari
US$ 2,414

19 Day Safari

  • Per Person

    US$ 2,414

* A reservation for one person will include a supplement.

More Information

Duration

19 days.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.

Included

English speaking guide.

Transport in a 4x4 landcruiser.

Accomodation.

Private driver.

20 breakfasts.

16 lunches.

14 dinners.

Entry to the national parks.

Not included

Quad biking (optional).

Sandboarding (optional).

Skydiving (optional).

Safari night drives (optional).

Bushmen dances (optional).

Flight over the Okavango Delta (optional).

Photo safari (optional).

Chobe game drive (optional).

White water rafting (optional).

Bungee jumping (optional).

When to book?

Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.

Digital voucher

We will send you a voucher that you can show on your phone to take part in the activity.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

If you still have more questions, check out our section on frequently asked questions. If you need help to book an activity or have any enquiries, please contact us.

Accessibility

No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).

US$ 2,414
No hidden fees or surcharges

Cancellations

If you cancel 30 days before the day of the activity, we will refund you 95%. If you cancel 8 days before the day of the activity, we will refund you 50%. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.

Meeting point

Hotel Lady Hamilton.