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Vic Falls to Namibia & Cape Town - Itinerary

We stay at Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe the first day of the trip. We recommend you arrive in Victoria Falls the day before the trip departs or ealier if you need more time there

Day 1   Victoria Falls in Victoria Falls town, there is a lot to see and do. Victoria Falls - the Zambezi River plunges 100 metres down a mile wide chasm, creating one of the most incredible natural wonders of the world. The local name for the falls is 'Mosi- oa-Tunya' which means 'the smoke that thunders' and you'll soon find out why.

Adventure activities abound - you can bungee jump, white water raft, and go game-viewing on horseback or walking with lions. More sedate excursions include canoeing, light aircraft or helicopter flights over the Falls and the sunset cruise on the Zambezi. Though the Falls themselves are the main attraction, you can walk in the rain forest along the cliff opposite for an excellent view.

Day 2  Westwards; leaving Zimbabwe to Botswana to the small town of Kasane and Chobe National Park. In Chobe National Park you can take an overnight game drive; a wild experience - excellent game viewing is a must.

Day 3  Back in camp you can have a break after all the adventure

Day 4  We travel along the edge of the Kalahari Desert to Maun a small town on the edge of the Okavango Delta, the starting point for the Delta trip.

Day 5  A Mokoro is a traditional dugout canoe and your transport into the Delta. As you glide through the waterways, you will see a fantastic array of wetland wildlife, birds in particular, and you will come across hippos in the water and elephants drinking on the shore. You can go on a walking safari to look for giraffe, buffalo and rare antelope – the overnight stay is a great wilderness experience.

Day 6  Up early and it’s off walking with the guide, a unique chance to see game on foot; elephants, herds of grazing zebra and pods of hippos.

Day 7  Back to Maun and the end of your Delta trip. Try learning how to pole your mokoro, or try to catch a catfish; the guides make it look so easy. A last swim in the clear delta water before heading back to the truck and campsite for a shower and cold drinks. Time permitting you can take a scenic flight over the Delta from Maun

Day 8  From the lush Delta we enter Namibia and spend the night at Rundu on the Kavango River in the north western end on the Caprivi Strip

Day 9 -10  Heading west we pass through the arid Namibian landscape to our evening’s bushcamp. Fingers crossed for a classic Namibian sunset. Etosha Pan National Park. Thousands of years ago this vast saltpan was a lake, till Kunene River changed course and deprived the lake of water. The pan and surrounding bush support large numbers and a wide range of wildlife. We view game from the truck and spend the evenings by the floodlit water holes at the park's campsites. These water holes provide an excellent opportunity to observe animals that are hard to find during the day, particularly rhino and also smaller animals such as the genet. Elephant, lion, giraffe, zebra, oryx, ostrich, springbok, jackals, hyenas and meercats are also likely to be seen here.

Day 11  We leave Etosha and head to the cheetahs. From wild animals to tame ones, we spend a night at the Kamanjab Cheetah Farm where you can scratch the big cats behind the ears before watching them catch their evening meal.

Day 12  Namibia is a land of wide open spaces and we pass few inhabited areas as we drive towards Spitzkoppe; a group of granite peaks. Here you can take an optional guided walk with the San to their ancient rock art sites.

Days 13 - 14  To Swakopmund, an old German colonial seaside resort with plenty of things to do for the energetic and German beer halls for those after a more relaxing time. Horse-riding, quad biking or sand boarding on the dunes, deep sea fishing in the Atlantic, jump out of a plane or take a scenic flight over the coastline  are just a few of the things you can do here.

Day 15 - 16  We leave Swokopmund for Walvis Bay and on to visit the Namib Naukluft Park in the Namibian Desert, famous for its massive thousand foot high sand dunes. It can be hard work climbing to the top but the view is worth all the effort as the dunes stretch before you into the distance and change colour with the sun.

Day 17  After overnighting in the desert we drive south to Fish River Canyon; 160km long and half a kilometre deep; second in length only to the Grand Canyon. You can trek along the rim and look into the canyon from the various viewpoints.

Day 18  We Cross into South Africa on the Gariep River or Orange River. Take a canoe trip down the river or relax by the pool enjoying the spectacular view.

We drive through mountain valleys and stony semi-desert following the farmland south through the sparsely populated areas of the Western Cape. Cederberg growing area of the centre of one of the Cape's many wine routes.

Day 19 - 21 Continuing south through to the fruit growing area of Citrusdal; we cross the mountains to Cape Town - a beautiful city, plenty of cafes, pubs, clubs and markets. We go and visit a township before finishing our trip

While in Cape Town; go and climb Table Mountain or take the cable car to the top for views of the city and visit Robben Island

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