Highlights
  • Visit Chobe National Park, Botswana
  • See the Elephant Sands, Nata, Botswana
  • Explore Etosha National Park, Namibia
  • See Fish River Canyon, Namibia
  • Visit Great Zimbabwe National Monument, Zimbabwe
  • Visit Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe
  • See the Matobo or Matopos National Park, Zimbabwe
  • Explore Kruger National Park, South Africa
  • Watch Matobo or Matopos National Park, Zimbabwe
  • See the Namib Naukluft Park, Namibia
  • Visit Okavango Delta, Botswana
  • Explore Spitzkoppe, Namibia
  • Discover Swakopmund, Namibia
  • Tofo, Inhambane, Mozambique
  • Township Tour Cape Town, South Africa
  • Watch the fascinating Victoria Falls National Park
  • Vilankulo, Mozambique
  • Discover Windhoek, Namibia

An overland safari which will take you through the diverse landscapes of southern Africa through the barren desert to the cold Atlantic and warm Indian ocean coastlines, to thriving game parks, wild savannah, the roaring Victoria Falls . This trip will leave you wanting more!

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Just come back from my amazing 34 day Zanzibar to Cape Town trip. It flew past - I had such a good time. Sam and Julius, my trip leader and driver, were awesome, really helpful and funny and had lots of interesting stories to tell. Had a great group too and have so many fantastic memories. From the white sands of Zanzibar, the smiling, waving children of Malawi, walking with lions and swimming at the top of Victoria Falls, gliding through the reeds of the Okovango Delta in a mokoro, elephants wandering through the campsite, seeing all the wildlife drinking from the watering hole at Etosha, skydiving over the Namibia dunes in Swakopmund, climbing up Dune 45 through the mist only for it to clear with the sunrise to going up to the top of Table Mountain and feeling on top of the world in Cape Town. Really want to go back and I've only been home a day. If you are hesitating about booking - just go for it! I loved every second, well maybe not taking down tents at 5am but practically every second! Acacia are a really good company, our truck seemed so much nicer than some others who didn't even have lockers inside the truck. I will be back to do the Kenya to Zanzibar leg of the trip at some point in the future and know I won't even bother looking at another company to do the trip!
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Itinerary

Day 1—6:  Cape Town - Gariep (Orange) River - Fish River Canyon - Namib Naukluft National Park - Solitaire - Swakopmund

We begin with a cultural tour of Cape Town’s townships before travelling north through the citrus area of the Western Cape to our camp on the banks of the Gariep (Orange) River. Once in Namibia our first stop is at one of the natural wonders of Africa - the Fish River Canyon that almost rivals the Grand Canyon for its breath-taking views. Then in the Namib-Naukluft Park we climb the giant red sand dunes in what is the world’s oldest desert for a view of sunrise over the vast sea of sand. We continue to Solitaire then on to Swakopmund, a coastal resort town where there is the option to enjoy one of the thrilling adventure sports on offer such as skydiving and sand-boarding.

Day 7—10: Spitzkoppe - Etosha National Park - Windhoek

Turning inland, we go to the eerie and spectacular Spitzkoppe, a group of bald granite rocks, and on to the Etosha National Park is a reserve of over 20,000 sq. km surrounding a central salt pan, which attracts numerous mammal and bird species. We explore on morning and afternoon game drives and spend time at the floodlit waterholes for some exciting night viewing. Before heading into Botswana, we spend a night in Windhoek, Namibia’s pleasant capital city.

Day 11—17: Ghanzi - Maun - Okavango Delta - Nata - Chobe National Park - Victoria Falls, Livingstone

We skirt the northern reaches of the Kalahari Desert and join local Bushmen for a desert walk before continuing to Maun and the Okavango Delta. This delta is a natural wetland of flood plains and labyrinthine channels where we explore on foot and by dugout canoe (mokoro). We stay at our tented camp for a night on one of the river islands for an unforgettable wilderness experience. Stopping at Elephant Sands en route, we make our way towards the north of Botswana and Chobe National Park. Home to some of the largest elephant populations anywhere in Africa as well as lion and abundant birdlife, here we take an afternoon cruise to see the animals coming down to the river to drink. From Chobe, we cross into Zimbabwe and drive to our relaxing camp in Victoria Falls; the town named after Africa’s most scenic and powerful waterfall.

Vehicle Note: Due to the road conditions in Mozambique this section is currently operated in a smaller 12 seat 4x4 overland vehicle. For more information on this please contact our team or refer to the tour dossier.

Day 18—24: Livingstone, Zambia - Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe - Hwange National Park - Bulawayo - Motobo National Park - Great Zimbabwe Monument

There is time to partake in various optional activities including white water rafting, canoeing, bungy jumping, horse riding or a scenic flight over the Falls to name but a few. From Victoria Falls, we drive to Zimbabwe’s premier game-viewing area – Hwange National Park, where there is the option to go on an afternoon game drive to see perhaps rare species like African wild dogs or brown hyena, and most certainly the large herds of elephant that Zimbabwe is famous for. Next we track to see white rhino and view bushman paintings on foot in the Matobo National Park near Bulawayo, Zimbabwe’s second largest city, and further east visit the ancient ruined city that the country takes its name from – Great Zimbabwe.

Day 25—33:  Bandula area - Vilanculos - Tofo, Inhambabe - Xai-Xai - Kruger National Park - Johannesburg

Once in Mozambique, we get to the scenic Indian Ocean coast where we relax for a few days at the idyllic resorts between Vilankulos and Xai Xai. The warm azure waters are alive with tropical marine-life which can be explored by snorkelling or scuba diving (optional), or simply lay back in a hammock and enjoy the near-deserted beaches and inviting climate. We cross the border with South Africa, and in the spectacular Kruger National Park, we hope to see the Big Five on our final game drive. The tour ends in the cosmopolitan of Johannesburg.

Dates & Pricing

Price From

$ 3,980

Price Per Day:

$ 121 per day
 
  • Other Mandatory Fees: $ 550
Prices may vary due to local taxes and trip seasonality. Click "Request Info" to inquire directly with the tour operator for the final trip price.
Details
Trip Includes
  • Fully equipped safari vehicle
  • Camping and cooking equipment
  • All road tolls and vehicle taxes
  • All ground transportation
  • Sleeping mattress
  • Meals as indicated
  • Services of two crew
  • Cape Town Township Tour
  • Sossusvlei, Dune 45
  • Spitzkoppe Bushman Painting
  • Etosha National Park
  • Kalahari Bushman Walk
  • Okavango Delta
  • Chobe Fish Eagle Cruise
  • Victoria Falls Visit
  • Hwange National Park
  • Matobo National Park
  • Great Zimbabwe Ruins
  • Magaruque snorkelling
  • Kruger National Park
Trip Excludes
  • Local Payment excursions
  • Visas
  • Travel insurance
  • Flights
  • Departure taxes
  • Airport transfers
  • Sleeping bag
  • Optional activities
  • Tips, drinks and items of a personal nature
Meals Included:

32 Breakfasts, 26 Lunches and 25 Dinners

Flights & Transport
Only ground transport
Group Size:
Small Group - 24 max
Maximum Number of People in Group: 24
Day 1-19 - Maximum 24 and Day 20-33 - Maximum 12
Start City
Cape Town, South Africa
End City
Johannesburg, South Africa
Cancellation Policy:

Cancellation by You If You wish to cancel your booking You must inform the Company in writing (signed by the person who signed the original Booking Form) sending such written notification to Basement Unit, 23A Craven Terrace, London,W2 3QH. Cancellation will be effective on the day it is received by the Company. The following charges, in addition to your deposit and where applicable the gorilla and chimpanzee permit moneys, will be payable by You, depending upon the number of days prior to departure date when the Company receives notice of cancellation.

Date when Written Advice Percentage of Holiday of Cancellation Received Fee Payable

56 days or more prior to departure Deposit

42 to 55 days prior to departure 35% Tour Price forfeit

28 to 41 days prior to departure 50% Tour Price forfeit

14 to 27 days prior to departure 75% Tour Price forfeit

Less than 14 days prior to departure 100% Tour Price forfeit

Age Notes

Min. Age: 18

Max Age: 39

Additional Information:

Your Responsibilities:

a) All passports, visas, health certificates or other travel documents required for the holiday must be obtained by you. It is your responsibility to ensure that that these remain in order, and to meet any additional costs incurred (whether by you or by the Company on your behalf) as a result of failure to comply with such requirements. Any information or advice given by the Company on passports, visas, vaccinations, etc. is given in good faith but without responsibility on the part of the Company.

b) No credit or refund is possible for any unused services included in the holiday price or Local payment. This includes where the reason for not using the services is due to illness or to disinclination, or to lost, mislaid, or destroyed travel documents, or for departing the tour early or before it reaches its final destination.

c) You must obtain confirmed onward or return flight tickets prior to departure for Africa. The Company cannot be held responsible if you are refused entry to any country through failure to supply proof of onward travel. You must accept responsibility for reconfirming all onward travel arrangements.

d) You are responsible for checking-in at the correct time. The Company cannot accept responsibility if you miss flights or tours as a result of late a check-in.

e) You acknowledge that the nature of the holiday is expeditionary and adventurous, and that you will be visiting places where the political, cultural and geographical conditions present certain dangers, risks and physical challenges greater than those present in our everyday lives.

f) It is compulsory that you have personal travel insurance. This policy must include a minimum cover of $3,62,892 for medical and repatriation expenses.

g) You agree that during the holiday images, photos, or videos may be taken by other clients or Company staff that may contain you in part or in whole. You agree that these images may be reproduced by The Company and You grant perpetual, royalty free, worldwide, irrevocable license to reproduce such images, photos, or videos in any medium for promotion and publicity purposes.

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