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Cape Town to Victoria Falls Adventure SW

Trip Duration 23 Days

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Cape Town to Victoria Falls AdventureScores 8.9 out of 10 based on 32 reviews
(9 out of 10)


Fantastic trip which went from highlight to highlight.

Group encountered a difficult situation a week into the trip which was dealt with very swiftly by Explore and Jenman.

Camping was a brilliant experience, which I would highly recommend. Once in a lifetime opportunity to be so close to nature and animals. No prior experience required!

Some long travel days but not as long as expected. Plenty of breaks. No problem charging cameras etc but wifi was patchy.

Etosha watering hole and Chobe cruise were definite highlights as well as Vic Falls. Helicopter trip is a must.

Felix Unite and Gwungo campsites were favourites.

Special thanks to Paul Ngorima who joined as tour leader but special mention for Norbert Mahoza who survived 23 days with the scary six. His kindness towards us and for all the local people we met won't be forgotten.

Still waiting to see a leopard - next time!
Confirmed traveller: 19 November 2016
Published on: 27 November 2016
(9 out of 10)


This was a very good tour , great highlights and great experiences.
The next bit is about the wrinkles...
I has a catastrophic journey out with SAA. I arrived 26 hours late without luggage for a week. Lloyd had to work really hard to get it delivered , eventually late evening in Hammerstein. I wea really irritated to discover that others had had BA flights to CapeTown thus avoiding the horrors of Jo'burg airport. I would say this really blighted the first part of the trip. I would suggest you avoid using SAA as if it could go wrong on the way out it did. even on teh way back i asked for an aisle seat and was given a middle seat. .
The accommodation on the trip was unexpectedly good and at times outstanding. It was a great shame we had little chance to really enjoy some of the experiences, on such a hectic constantly moving trip 2 nights at Etosha Lodge would have been a chance to chill, use the pool and recharge. I know the over active Explore customers get bored if they are left in one place for more than 2seconds but we were very tired of moving in our group!
Our hotel in Victoria Falls was very nice but i think we would all have liked ot be more central and not a long walk from the nearest resterant (there were all sorts of wondering animals in teh dark, very novel in daytime hot so good for the solo traveller.
Our tour leader and driver were both outstanding. I am V.i. And had great support and kindness. Melvin was the most involved and hardworking driver i think i have ever had. I question the need that they had ot prepare meals in hotels where meals could have been had. They worked hard enough already. The food they prepared was outstanding for the conditions they were coping with!

Our time in Botswana exceeded my expectations and i wish it had been more!
My printer packed up and i rang the Monday before i left on Thursday to ask for a copy to be sent of the itinerary , it did not arrive until 3.00 on Thursday, my bus to heathrow was at 4.00...
Apart from these mostly small criticisms (except for the flights) it was a great trip. It was unusual in only having 2 singles which was a pity.but i do know it is pot luck
Confirmed traveller: 30 October 2016
Published on: 06 November 2016
(9 out of 10)


Great trip, full on though so not relaxing as there's so many miles to cover.
Good mix of scenery, people and safaris
Confirmed traveller: 09 October 2016
Published on: 13 October 2016
(9 out of 10)


This quite a tough trip as long distances have to be covered, but very rewarding in the diversity of wildlife.
Confirmed traveller: 25 September 2016
Published on: 30 September 2016
(9 out of 10)


Tour leader was very knowledgable but expected to drive and cook as well, thus working 13 hours on some days. A driver and a guide should be provided.
The range of experiences was great - sand dunes, rock art as well as scenery and game parks.
Confirmed traveller: 25 September 2016
Published on: 29 September 2016
(9 out of 10)


This was our thirteenth trip with Explore & one of the best. Yes, the distances are long & dusty & it can be very hot, so come prepared & pick your time of year if this is an issue for you. It's hardly surprising if temperatures are high in November! in March/April, after the rains, it's cooler and the vegetation greener. Although animals are harder to spot then, we enjoyed wonderful views of groups of elephant in all the parks, lions in two, a cheetah with cubs in Etosha & herds of antelope everywhere. The birdlife was fantastic as were the families of hippo in Chobe. We were also enthralled when perhaps four hundred Cape Buffalo emerged from the forest to drink at the waterhole in front of Hwange Safari Lodge.

Although initially somewhat surprised at the large size of our truck/bus (Dugga Boy) it proved spacious & comfortable & was superbly driven by Ishmael throughout the 5,500 kilometre journey.

The group was great fun (12 of us) & Charles & Ishmael were always cheerful, patient, knowledgeable & informative on both the wildlife & the lives of the local people.

The accomodation was generally surprisingly comfortable and, eg, at Toshari Lodge, quite luxurious. Droksky's is also superb.The only disappointment was the rather noisy (road traffic) & less well run in Kwalape Lodge in Botswana.

Four countries in three weeks was a wonderful learning opportunity and in all four countries we found the people warm & welcoming.
Highlights were many & varied but Namibia stood out for its magical desert & coastal landscapes, interesting history from the ancient Khoisan rock carvings to the Herero march in Swakopmund & of, course the wildlife everywhere but perhaps especially in Etosha. As mentioned by a fellow traveller, the elephant experience while walking to breakfast at White Lady Lodge will live long in the memory. Victoria Falls (again do your research regarding water levels at different times of year) was quite simply breathtaking & tea at the Victoria Hotel a fitting end to a wonderful tour.

I think the itinerary would be truly excellent with a different hotel for the Chobe section & the addition of a cultural element, either with the option of visiting one of the cultural museums or possibly a visit to a village or even a homestay such as is on offer on some other trips.
Confirmed traveller: 17 April 2016
Published on: 24 April 2016
(9 out of 10)


Hemel Hempstead
I enjoyed the tour very much. It is quite fast paced as there are 5,500km to cover, but you get to visit four countries. At one point you have five consecutive one night stops! So you are basically living out of your suitcase!
For me there were many highlights to the trip. Encountering a family of desert elephants early in the morning trooping through the grounds of Brandberg White Lady Lodge was a magical sight. In Etosha National Park we saw a cheater and her two youngsters lying in the shade very near to our truck. Then later a male lion salivating over a half eaten zebra!
Clambering up dune 45 early morning in Namibia and of course the glorious Victoria falls.
Our guide Charles and driver Ismael were a great team. They provided us with good food, kept us well informed and their skill and organisation ensured the trip ran smoothly .
The accommodation, at times quirky and at others luxurious did not disappoint.
I would not hesitate in recommending this trip.
Confirmed traveller: 17 April 2016
Published on: 20 April 2016
(10 out of 10)


Edmonton, Alberta Canada
Charles and Ismael were terrific. I enjoyed that small group and the places visited.
Confirmed traveller: 16 April 2016
Published on: 03 May 2016
(7 out of 10)


Kings Langley
Despite the fact that we booked the camping version of this trip by accident we did enjoy our holiday very much. The company was good. Although it entailed a lot of travelling this was comfortable with good breaks for food and sightseeing. The tour guide, driver and cook were all experts at their jobs as well as being very good company. We saw great scenery as well as copious numbers of animals and the Victoria Fall were an amazing climax to the whole trip
Confirmed traveller: 28 February 2016
Published on: 17 March 2016
(9 out of 10)


A long journey but with lots of variety (although all the game drives are towards the end). Fantastic scenery influenced by Namibia's unique geology.
Camping sites were all very individual and far better than expected.
Would recommend Living Desert Tour at Swakopmund and Cycling Tour at Victoria Falls which were not mentioned as options.
Encounters with wildlife much more frequent and closer than anticipated
Take clothes/shoes that you are happy to give away to help Zimbabweans at end of tour.
Confirmed traveller: 28 February 2016
Published on: 02 March 2016