Victoria Falls to Cape Town Overland Tours

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Price

£845
+ Local Payment US$360
(local payment explained)

What's Included
• Etosha National Park
• Namib Naukluft National Park
• The Cheetah Sanctuary
• Cape Cross Seal Colony
• Sossusvlei Dunes
• Spitzkoppe or similar
• Fish River Canyon
• Brkfast & dinner whilst travelling on the truck
• Contribution to final group meal
• Camping when on the truck
• 3 nights lodge stay, Swakopmund
• 1 night Ashanti Lodge, Cape Town
• Fully equipped expedition truck incl - fridge, gas, tents, sleep mats
• Services of Absolute Crew
• Ongoing advice
• All road tolls & taxes are paid
Namibia Nomad Victoria Falls to Cape Town Safari
Countries Visited

Zimbabwe, (Zambia), Botswana, Namibia, South Africa

Victoria Falls to Cape Town Safari Overview

From Victoria Falls to Cape Town - A fascinating journey visiting Botswana's gems - Chobe National Park and The Okavango Delta, an area of untouched natural beauty, through Namibia, a country of extraordinarily varied scenery of vast deserts, arriving into Cape Town, one of the most beautiful cities in the world, nestled beneath Table Mountain.

Victoria Falls to Cape Town Safari Add-ons
Download and print the relevant pages for this safari from our brochure (PDF)

Itinerary

Please note:
Flights can be arranged into Victoria Falls on the Zimbabwean side or Livingstone on the Zambian side. Transfers can then be arranged from either Victoria Falls or Livingstone airport.

All the activities you wish to do prior to departure can be done on either side of the Falls, and the views from both sides are fabulous.

When arranging flights do remember we leave The Falls on the first day of the safari so arrive a day or two early to allow time to see the spectacular Victoria Falls and enjoy some of the many adventure sports on offer including white water rafting, the gorge swing, a sunset cruise and lion walks. The truck arrives in The Falls 3 to 4 days prior to departure and you are more than welcome to join us during this time.

Day 1
ZIMBABWE - BOTSWANA

Full predeparture meeting at Victoria Falls on the day prior to departure, Kasane.

Optionals: Chobe National Park - game drives and/or cruise.

Days 2 - 5
BOTSWANA

Maun.

Optionals: Okavango Delta mokoro safari, flights over the Delta, Moremi.

Days 6 - 11
NAMIBIA

Caprivi, Rundu, Etosha National Park (two nights), a cheetah sanctuary, bush camp.

Optionals: Evening game drives in Etosha, Himba tribe visit.

Days 12 - 15
NAMIBIA

Cape Cross Seal Colony, Swakopmund.

Optionals: Tandem sky diving, sandboarding, quadbiking, township tour, open sea fishing, dolphin cruise with brunch, horse riding.

Days 16 - 20
NAMIBIA - SOUTH AFRICA

Namib Naukluft National Park including Sossusvlei, Fish River Canyon, Ai Ais, Orange River.

Optionals: A guided walk on the dunes, rafting on the Orange River

Days 20 - 22
SOUTH AFRICA

Stellenbosch, Cape Town.

Optionals:Wine tour.

Remember we arrive in Cape Town on the last day of the safari. Cape Town is a fascinating city with so much to offer - head out on a wine tour, visit Table Mountain, Robben Island , The Cape of Good Hope Reserve, take a shark dive and explore some fascinating museums. Most clients then leave a few days at the end to relax in Cape Town as well as to enjoy the many sites there are to see in and around this beautiful city.

Please note safari itineraries are given as a guide only. A safari is a journey and true journeys in Africa unfold and are of an adventurous nature. The unexpected can arise, so do allow for this.

Feel free to give us a call about your safari plans. We look forward to your further enquiries.

Namibia Nomad - detailed itinerary

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Budgeting Summary

Victoria Falls to Cape Town Budget

The costs to consider when travelling overland are:

What's included

Your safari price and local payment covers:

Transport in a fully equipped and dieseled expedition truck/vehicle including all camping and cooking gear, a fridge, gas cooker, tents, sleeping mats etc.

Services of a driver and safari leader.

The ongoing advice and back up from The Absolute Team.

All road tolls and taxes are paid.

Highlights including:

* Etosha National Park
* Namib Naukluft National Park
* Sossusvlei Dunes
* Spitzkoppe Rock formations or similar
* Fish River Canyon
* The Cheetah Park
* Cape Cross Seal Colony

Camping, and breakfast and dinner whilst with the truck:-
- 16 nights camping and three night dorm stay in Swakopmund and final night at Ashanti Lodge, Cape Town
- 17 breakfasts and 17 evening meals including contribution to a final restaurant meal in Cape Town




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Optional excursions

A recommended typical budget for your optional excursions that you might pay for once in Africa would be: £280 - £345

Some clients spend more, some less. The above is a typical estimate selecting from the following main choices during this tour. Do re-check your budget looking at what might tempt you. A friendly reminder as well that the below list provides an approximate guide only for the most popular excursions currently available for this tour. Excursions are operated by local operators and authorities and their pricing is out of our control (June 16).

TO CONSIDER BEFORE THE TOUR
Victoria Falls National Park - Entrance and Rainforest Walk to see Victoria Falls US$30
Helicopter flight over Victoria Falls (15 minutes) US$150
Guided walk alongside Lions US$150
Bungee jump at Victoria Falls US$160
Combo deal, half day adrenaline (gorge swings, zip line, flying fox) US$140
Gorge Swing - (1 jump) US$95
White water rafting The Zambezi US$120
Sunset cruise on the Zambezi US$55
Canoeing on the Upper Zambezi US$150
WHILST ON TOUR
Chobe National Park (3 hour guided game cruise) US$32
Chobe National Park - combo game drive and game cruise US$58
Flights over the Delta, 1 hour (min 5 people) US$110
Okavango Delta guided mokoro safari (two nights) US$145
Evening game drives, Etosha National Park - 3 hour guided drive with spotlights and refreshments US$40
2 hour guided Himba village tour US$18
Tandem sky dive, Swakomund US$140
Sandboarding (approx 5 hours) US$20
Quadbiking 60km route (approx 2 hours) US$38
Seal and dolphin cruise US$35
Township tour, a guided tour visiting the homes 3 local tribes (4 hours Incl. lunch & refreshments) US$28
Open sea fishing in the Atlantic waters (5 hours Incl. licenses, lunch, refreshments & whatever you catch) US$75
Desert tour, a guided tour discovering the secrets of the local dune belt (5 hours Incl. lunch) US$40
Canoeing on the Orange River US$20
Wine tour, Stellenbosch, visit 4 local wineries and a cheese farm (7 hours Inc. wine tasting, cheese tasting and lunch) US$28
TO CONSIDER AT THE END OF YOUR TOUR
White Shark Cage Diving - day trip inc. transport US$125
Robben Island boat transfer & guided tour US$20
Table Mountain, return cable car US$15
Special discounted offer: Add-On Garden Route Tour when booked with this tour (plus local payment, 280 USD) £599
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Spending Money

You will need spending money to cover drinks, lunch and souvenirs and different small incidental costs whilst on tour such as cheap excursions costing under £10 like a visit to Dead Vlei or the visit to the Himba tribe.
Other costs to note are those times we dont cover meals or accommodation on the tour, as well as tipping, extra transfers and upgrades.
Be aware during the trip tour there are busy times where we dont cover meals and/or accommodation as during these sections most people are away from camp doing their own thing on different excursions. It is then impractical to cover meals or accommodation.
The times to note on the Namibia Nomad tour are when the truck parks up for a few days at specific activity locations - Victoria Falls, Swakopmund and Stellenbosch - so please ensure you have enough money to cover meals during these times. And note as well spending money is needed to cover camping on the off-chance you chose to stay back on the overnight excursions. The overnight excursion on this tour is the Okavango Delta mokoro safari (x2 nights).
Tipping is customary in Africa, so budget for gratuities if you wish for guides or drivers who provide good service such as on game drives or guided tours. Again it is at your discretion, but your tour leader and driver will appreciate a tip to acknowledge their hard work during your tour.
For some excursions extra transport is needed to get to the start point, and lastly some campsites en route also have simple huts or chalets on site. If you feel like a break from camping and youd like an upgrade at some point it is well worth having a little bit of money budgeted accordingly.
The recommended spending money for the Namibia Nomad is: £270 - £335.

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Visa

Your passport needs to be valid for at least 6-9 months after your trip finishes. Ensure as well you have adequate pages in your passport for each country you visit. Up to 2 consecutive blank pages can be required. If you have dual nationality you can only use one passport for the entire trip, whilst bringing both is wise as a back up. More information can be found in the different country listings on the FCO's website under entry requirements.

Below is an estimation of current visa requirements and their costs. If your passport is not detailed below please dont hesitate to contact us for further details of your requirements.

For this tour visas for most passport holders including British, Australian, Irish, South African, German, French, Canadian and American passport holders can be arranged in Africa on route.

Do note that New Zealand passport holders need to get a visa for South Africa beforehand at an embassy.

If you are flying into Livingstone you can get the Univisa on arrival which covers both Zambia and Zimbabwe and is U$50

As per the 1st June 2017 Botswana will be charging a tourism levy of U$30 for everyone entering the country. Only SADC citizens ( Southern Africa) are exempt of this. Everyone travelling to Botswana should budget for this fee. Payment for this levy can be made in USD cash or by card.
This is valid for 30 days and can be used for multiple entry.

Visas can only be paid for in US Dollars cash.

This information is given as a guide only. Visa requirements can change without prior notice. We recommended you also check your personal current visa requirements with the relevant embassies well in advance before you travel.
VISA CHART Kenya Rwanda Uganda Tanzania Malawi Zambia Zimbabwe Botswana Namibia South Africa
PASSPORT
Australian - - - - - - $30 - - -
New Zealand - - - - - - $30 - - -
South Africa - - - - - - - - - -
Canadian - - - - - - $75 - - -
American - - - - - - $30 - - -
British - - - - - - $55 - - -
German - - - - - - $30 - - -
Dutch - - - - - - $30 - - -
Irish - - - - - - $55 - - -
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Pre and post safari please click here.

Remember you then need to budget for flights, insurance, vaccination costs and any equipment you might need such as a sleeping bag.

Any queries? Call our office on +44 (0) 208 742 0226, email us at absaf@absoluteafrica.com or skype us on skypeabsoluteafrica

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Dates

Victoria Falls to Cape Town
Start Victoria Falls Finish Cape Town Price Local Payment Departure details
Thu 20 Jul 2017 Thu 10 Aug 2017 £845 US$360 0 Seats available
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Sun 10 Dec 2017 Sun 31 Dec 2017 £845 US$360 2 Seats available
Christmas by the Orange River with a stop over at Ai Ais Hot Springs and New Years in Cape Town
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Before You Go

Victoria Falls to Cape Town

Click on the link below to download the predeparture dossier for this overland trip "Namibia Nomad" - to Cape Town.

Namibia Nomad - pre departure pack

This information has been developed over 30 years of experience overlanding in Africa.

It includes all you might need to know to prepare for this trip and more. We know many people love to plan their trip in detail and we hope you will find lots of "stuff" in here to help!

We also send out personal updates about 6 weeks before departure to all participants heading out on each departure date. This includes final confirmations of pre safari transfers and accommodation and other details relating to your specific travel arrangements so you can check all is as you need.

We recommend once booked on a Victoria Falls to Cape Town trip that you periodically check back here as this information is regularly updated. It is also a good idea to keep an eye on the news area of this site.

And if you are not excited enough about heading to Africa already, check out our facebook page, listen out for our tweets and keep up to date with our blog to stay up to date with all that is happening on the road on the trucks.

Overlanding in Africa is a very different destination from your usual package holiday! You may find some information in this dossier different from what you expected. Whatever your question don't hesitate to ask. We are here to help so feel free to get back to us.

We are more than happy to advise as to what is the best plan for your particular Africa travel needs.

Give us a call, or skype or email. We look forward to planning your trip to Africa with you.

Book your Victoria Falls to Cape Town Safari

Start Victoria Falls Finish Cape Town Price Local Payment Departure details
Thu 20 Jul 2017 Thu 10 Aug 2017 £845 US$360
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