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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 37 reviews
(9 out of 10)


Overall the Tour was excellent, with such a diversity of epic encounters. There were many highlights, but for us the best was saved for last. Our visit to the Falls and helicopter ride were everything and much more than we had anticipated. For older travelers like ourselves the number of one nighter's was a bit tiring, but in order to cover the mileage it may be difficult to do otherwise.
Confirmed traveller: 16 April 2017
Published on: 18 April 2017
(8 out of 10)


Great scenery, great game viewing. Our tour leader was the best spotter on the planet.
Confirmed traveller: 25 February 2017
Published on: 13 March 2017
(9 out of 10)


Challenging, very interesting and full of amazing highlights; scenery and animals.
Confirmed traveller: 25 February 2017
Published on: 28 February 2017
(10 out of 10)


This was a really interesting trip, covering a huge part of southern Africa in three weeks. The camping brought us really close to African life, both human and animal. The highlights were undoubtedly the Namib desert and then Botswana and Zimbabwe in the rainy season. The rainy season with a lot of rain did make camping difficult for that part of the journey. The leader was brilliant and coped very well with the problems encountered because of the weather.

I think there were a few things that could be improved: Firstly it was more difficult than other moderate trips we have done - not in terms of walking but with the desert heat and the rain, and the camping was very basic. This did not cause problems but it would have been good to know in advance exactly what was involved, and be warned about the rain. Secondly the issue of money was not made clear: the trip needs mainly rands for SA and Namibia (ATMs in Namibia give Namibian dollars which are useless outside Namibia, and dollars for Zimbabwe where the ATMs are unreliable.

It was a very good experience and fascinating. I rate it highly and it enabled us to do something that would be very difficult without the support and expertise of the leader and driver.
Confirmed traveller: 25 February 2017
Published on: 27 February 2017
(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.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Confirmed traveller: 17 April 2016
Published on: 24 April 2016