This trip forms part of our Scheduled & Overland Tours collection.
This 24-day road safari takes you through four of Africa’s best safari destinations to see the continent’s big game, take in its astonishing landscapes and immerse yourself in its rich cultural heritage.
The tour tracks from cosmopolitan Cape Town up the west coast of South Africa to Namibia. Canoe on the mighty Orange River and explore the Fish River Canyon – second in size only to the Grand Canyon – before journeying into the Namib Desert and Sossusvlei. Here, you will have the chance to climb some of the biggest sand dunes in the world and spot the unusual desert-adapted fauna and flora that call the area home. The route then takes you westwards towards cultural Swakopmund and the pristine Skeleton Coast before you reach the Brandberg Mountain, where you will see some of the planet’s most ancient rock art.
The midway point of your African adventure is marked by your arrival in Etosha National Park, Namibia’s foremost wildlife sanctuary and the gateway to Northern Namibia. The road onwards takes you to the Okavango Delta via the Caprivi Strip, a Namibian oasis fed by the Zambezi, Kwando, Linyati and Chobe rivers. Once in the Okavango, your days will be filled with exploring the waterways of this untouched wetland, while nights will be spent on a private island.
Continue eastward towards the salt pans of the Makgadikgadi, before heading north through Kasane along the banks of the Chobe River to reach the mighty Victoria Falls. You’ll spend two days exploring the 'Adventure Capital' of Africa, where you can admire the majesty of the Smoke That Thunders, bungee jump, white-water raft and take boat trips on the Zambezi.
Your journey back towards South Africa will take you through Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe’s largest park and a haven for elephant, and on to Matobo National Park to track rhino on foot. Continuing south, you’ll cross the border back into Botswana before heading through the bushveld of South Africa’s Limpopo province, and on to the City of Gold and the final stop on your journey: Johannesburg.