Victoria Falls to Cape Town small group holiday
Late availability on these dates: 17 Jun, 15 Jul, 29 Jul, 19 Aug, 02 Sep
Description of Victoria Falls to Cape Town small group holiday
Get closer to the extremes of southern Africa’s landscapes on this 22-day journey through Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia and South Africa. Camping brings these beautiful, often exclusive destinations within reach, and connects you with the wilderness, from lush wetland to arid sand-dune desert.
You begin the trip by the thunderous Victoria Falls and finish in cosmopolitan Cape Town. In Botswana, travel down lily-choked waterways in the Okavango Delta and stay on a remote island bush camp. In Chobe National Park take a sunset river cruise, keeping a camera ready for the elephants, cheetah, hippos and lions that come to drink here. Even more wildlife is waiting in Namibia – a full-day game drive in Etosha National Park should reveal rhinos, zebra and antelopes – then explore the Namib desert, with its vast dune fields, towering up like mountains. Try scrambling to the top of Sesriem, one of the world's highest sand dunes.
You’ll travel mostly by purpose-built overland vehicles, equipped with large sliding windows so you can easily see and snap game. On the Okavango Delta, glide along in a traditional mokoro, a dugout canoe poled by cheery locals and in Namibia, take a walk with the San Bushmen, who communicate in a unique clicking language. This is muck-in, small-group travel at its most fun, so expect to get involved in setting up and taking down your own tents, and stirring the cooking pot. Any efforts will be daily repaid by incredible sights and extraordinary wildlife, on this tour through a land of contrasts.
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4 Reviews of Victoria Falls to Cape Town small group holiday
Reviewed on 20 Jan 2020 by Nic WhittyVery good, guide and colleagues a cook and driver / mechanic from Kenya all very good natured and kept things moving smoothly. Read full review
Reviewed on 16 Jan 2020 by David ConwayExcellent, we would recommend it to anyone who enjoys nature and meeting local people Read full review
Reviewed on 08 Jul 2019 by David TolcherEtosha was wonderful but so was the trip to the Okavano Delta Read full review
Reviewed on 14 Oct 2014 by Heather GratlandAmazing! Brilliant! Wonderful! Unforgettable! Awesome! Inspiring! We feel very privileged. Read full review
PlanetAs a global operator, we take our role in the tourism industry very seriously. We recognise the impact that tourism has on local communities and the environment, and we plan and operate all our tours with this front of our minds. We believe that every tour operator must be responsible in the way they conduct their business, to ensure the welfare of all people and the conservation of the environment.
We are committed to operating in a responsible manner, incorporating the principles of sustainable development in the way we provide our travellers with real life experiences. These values are more than just words on a page; they are ingrained in our culture and the daily operations of every office and every trip. In addition, we expect our staff and travellers to demonstrate the principles of responsible travel - respecting people, cultures and local environments; in the distribution of wealth; in good will and cross-cultural sharing; and in contributing to sustainable development.
We believe that responsible travel is about the attitude you take with you and the choices you make when travelling - to respect and benefit local people, their cultures, economy and the environment
Being a predominately camping tour it has some of the least carbon emissions in comparison to accommodated tours. We also provide purified drinking water on all our tours to avoid buying plastic bottled mineral water and help preserve the environment by reducing the amount of waste. We also encourage clients to purchase locally produced cotton shopping bags for the duration of the tour to avoid plastic shopping bags.
This tour not only gives you the opportunity to experience the wondrous nature and the environmental projects that preserve them and their habitat but also the opportunity to meet the noble tribes and communities that live in these vibrant and culturally rich countries.
As company our responsibilities don’t stop when our tours end. Our own in house foundation has been in operation for over 10 years; a not-for-profit fund that has distributed over AU$3 million to more than 70 non-government organisations since 2002, from health care, education, human rights, child welfare, sustainable development and in environmental and wildlife protection. Donations come from our travellers and are then matched by us dollar for dollar.
PeopleWe source produce locally throughout the trip, eat at local restaurants and encourage our travellers to purchase souvenirs from local artisans and recruit our on the ground team from the local community. This not only gives a fantastic insight into the country and a snap shot of day to day life, but it also puts valuable financial resources back into the local economy, creating jobs and supporting local businesses.
A Project supported in South Africa is the Thusanani Children's Foundation which works to prevent and treat developmental delay in orphaned and vulnerable South African children, aged 0-6, in Children's Homes (orphanages) where they live. Developmental delay in these children has a far reaching negative impact on their formal schooling in later years and they run the risk of being seen as children with special education needs. Treatment and prevention of developmental delay can set children on the right path that enables them to be contributing members of society, and break the cycle of abuse and poverty.
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