Easter combining Vic Falls, Safari and Cape Town

June 12th 2019  |   South Africa, Travel, Zambia, Zimbabwe  |  by   Renate
Cape Dutch Farm and vines, South Africa

Victoria Falls, a safari in Botswana’s Okavango Delta, then a few days exploring Cape Town is like a like a classic sandwich with the safari as the filling.  It’s safari holiday that works brilliantly if you are looking for an exciting idea during the Easter holidays.

Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls is a great place to start an Easter holiday. The falls themselves will be powerful at this time of year, throwing spray up to a mile into the air and rattling doors and windows in town.

Enjoying the Victoria Falls, Toka Leya Camp, Zambia

Enjoying the Victoria Falls, Toka Leya Camp, Zambia, Wilderness Safaris

You also get a chance to sleep-in a couple of times to get over any fatigue from the overnight travel. While the time difference is slight, between Europe and Africa at least, everyone appreciates a couple of lazy mornings before the early starts of safari days. There are plenty of activities to enjoy, from bungee jumping from the Livingstone Bridge to boat trips on the river or helicopter and light aircraft flights.

Great Plains Safaris’ Mpala Jena Lodge, just upstream from Victoria Falls, is a great spot to start a safari holiday.

Great Plains Safaris’ Mpala Jena Camp, just upstream from Victoria Falls, is a great spot to start a safari holiday.

Botswana safari

A short drive to Kasane and a light aircraft flight makes it easy to access the safari areas of Botswana. High wildlife densities mean viewing is good although the longer grass and thicker bush at this time of year can make seeing far into the distance tricky. A good guide brings the bush to life and there will be plenty of young animals and vivid photography opportunities.

Incredible wildlife interaction at Mombo Camp, Wilderness Safaris hyena and wild dog

Incredible wildlife interaction at Mombo Camp, Wilderness Safaris

Cape Town city break

There are daily direct flights from Botswana to Cape Town and a rich variety of places to stay in and around the city. You can choose from 5* luxury on the Waterfront or a boutique hotel close to the restaurants and bars of Kloof Street. It’s easy to get around on foot or taxi, while renting a car for a few days will mean you have easy access to the nature reserve of the Cape peninsular, penguins on Boulders Beach, or the myriad of vineyards and craft shops around Franschhoek.

The Silo, one of Cape Town’s most contemporary hotel options

The Silo, one of Cape Town’s most contemporary hotel options, Royal Portfolio

It’s a holiday that works for couples and families alike with plenty of safari camps offering family friendly accommodation and activities.  It’s difficult to imagine a more diverse trip which could even be fitted into ten days at a push.

Elephant at Hyena Pan, Okavango Delta, Natural Selection Safaris

Elephant at Hyena Pan, Okavango Delta, Natural Selection Safaris

Any questions on combining Vic Falls, Safari and Cape Town?

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What next?

We would be delighted to help you plan a holiday, or answer any questions if you’re at an earlier stage. Our team of experts have travelled widely throughout Africa. They can offer expert advice on every type of safari from family and beach holidays to riding and primate safaris.  If you would like to talk to someone who has been there and done it, please just send us an email or give us a call.

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