17 Days
Duration
12 Seater
Group Size
Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe
Location

17 Days Namibia, Okavango Delta & Victoria Falls Guided Accommodated Adventure

Why book this tour?

Explore Namibia, Okavango Delta & Victoria Falls over 17 Days on this Accommodated Adventure Tour.

You will have 17 magnificent days to explore, starting off in Windhoek the capital and largest city in Namibia. Meet one of the last semi-nomadic tribes in Africa, still reflecting the importance of the land and blood in the ochre they use to colour their skin. Safari through Etosha National Park while hunting with your eyes to spot four of the big five. Opt to walk to the famous White Lady Bushman painting and become part of the highest mountain in Namibia originating from the Early Cretaceous rifting that led to the opening of the South Atlantic Ocean. Appreciate preserved German architecture in Swakopmund while looking forward to your chosen optional activities. Experience that perfect moment and make a true connection with Africa while driving in the unique Polaris All-Terrain Vehicles as an optional Guided Self Drive. Travel to Sesriem and Sossusvlei in the oldest desert in the world before returning to Windhoek and crossing the border to Botswana. Explore the Okavango Delta by air, and Mokoro (canoe), Chobe National Park by boat and finally ending at one of the 7 wonders of the world the Mighty Victoria Falls.


Included:

  • Meals
    16 Breakfasts, 11 Dinners
  • Accommodation
    Bungalows/Lodges (11 nights), Tented Rooms (1 nts), Hotel (4 nights)
  • Entrance Fees
    Etosha NP, White Lady Painting, Namib Naukluft Park – Sesriem/Sossusvlei, Okavango Delta, Chobe National Park
  • Activities
    Game Drives in Etosha National Park, Himba Settlement Experience, White Lady Bushmen Painting Hike, Sesriem Canyon Visit, Visit Dune 45, 4×4 Sossusvlei/Deadvlei Transfer, San (Bushmen) Walk, Okavango Delta Experience, Chobe River Boat Cruise
  • Airport Transfer
    Inclusive of your arrival transfer. Please see “Joining Instructions” for more details
  • Crew
    Services of a Tour Leader and Driver for the duration of the tour, local guides as per activities included
  • Tour Price – 2020
    • US$4170.00 p/p sharing
    • US$456.00 single supplement

2020 Dates / Book Now!


Please make use of discount code SANTA2020 when selecting the number of travellers you would like to book for. Once you selected the number of travellers, “Do you have a discount voucher” will appear. Special will end soon… Please do not hesitate to contact us for assistance @ +27 21 200 5767 / +27 63 685 0470 – WhatsApp (24/7)


  • This is a Premium Accommodated Adventure Tour: You’ll enjoy the comfort of the Premium Overland Safari Vehicle fitted with 12 Ultimate Safari Seats – configured seating, ensuring each person has access to a window
  • This travel style gives nights in comfortable 3-star rated styled lodges, hotels and bungalows
  • We do not have strict age limits on our tours
  • It is your responsibility to ensure that you have the correct travel documentation
  • For flights, we have partnered with Flight Centre. Please let us know if we can assist with your flights.
  • For more information contact us at info@africa4us.com
  • Read what our previous clients have to say about our toursTripAdvisor

If you need any additional information or need assistance with your booking, please don’t hesitate to contact us at +27 200 5767 or info@africa4us.com

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Day1

Windhoek

Explore Windhoek during the day and meet your group and your Tour Leader in the evening at 18:00 to get acquainted and review your trip details. Windhoek is a tiny capital town but with loads of interesting things to offer. One of the most famous is the display of 33 meteorites, the Gibeon Meteorites in the Post Street Mall. Here you can take pictures of and touch these extra-terrestrial bodies that are corrosive resistant due to the high amount of nickel the bodies contain. Shopping opportunities abound and for the historically inclined there are many museums and historical buildings within walking distance around the town centre. One of the most widely photographed and a historical landmark is the Christ Church, a Lutheran church, built in the Gothic revival style.
Meals: N/A
Accommodation: Hotel
Activities Included: Airport Transfer, Welcome Meeting at 18:00
Activities Optional: Explore the City, Craft Market
Entrance Fees Included: N/A

Windhoek City (please refer to final accommodation list)

Day2

Windhoek to Etosha Region

Depart after breakfast for the Etosha region, an area dominated by the famous Etosha National Park. This region is divided into 8 different main vegetation zones. On your way, experience the biome change as Mopanie Trees starts to join the Thorn trees creating the unique feeling of this region. More and more termite hills start to greet you travelling north towards Etosha National Park, one of Southern Africa’s best-loved wildlife sanctuaries.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodation: Bungalow/Lodge
Activities Included: N/A
Entrance Fees Included: Etosha National Park

Etosha Region

Day3

Etosha National Park

Enjoy a full day’s game drive in your air-conditioned Premium Overland Safari Vehicle. Gather memories of unique sightings that you will not likely experience again. Watch how ghostly grey-white elephants bathe themselves in the white dust of the area or zoom in on the magnificent sight of giraffes etched against a wide and open horizon. Fall asleep with the haunting calls of hyena or a lion’s roar in the distance.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodation: Bungalow/Lodge
Activities Included: Game Drives in Premium Overland Safari Vehicle
Activities Optional: Night Game Drive
Entrance Fees Included: Etosha National Park

Etosha Region

Etosha Campsites Etosha Campsites

Day4

Etosha Region to Kamanjab

We travel to the small settlement of Kamanjab and take a guided tour of an authentic Himba village. Experience their culture and way of living first hand – learn about their ancestors and herbal medicine, their hairstyles and jewellery imitating the status of each tribe member as well as their close relationship with nature, their cattle, and children.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodation: Bungalow/Lodge
Activities Included: Himba Settlement Experience
Entrance Fees Included: N/A

Oppie Koppie Lodge or similar:

Day5

Kamanjab to Brandberg

We travel south to Brandberg, home to Königstein, at 2,573m above sea level the highest peak in Namibia. We visit the famous White Lady Bushmen painting in the Brandberg on a guided hike. The walk to the painting and back is about 2 hours. Enjoy the breath-taking scenery along the riverbed on your way to the famous “lady”, with multicoloured rocks that take on various shades of flaming orange in the late afternoon, giving the mountain its name. Around the lodge area, there is a good chance to see the famous desert elephant.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodation: Bungalow/Lodge
Activities Included: White Lady Painting
Activities Optional: Various Optional Activities
Entrance Fees Included: White Lady Painting


Uis White Lady B&B or similar:

Day6

Brandberg to Swakopmund

We continue to Swakopmund with its distinct German influence and cooler Atlantic sea air. Named by the Nama people as “Tsoakhaub – excrement opening” describing the Swakop River at the time of floods emptying into the ocean
Experience well preserved German buildings while you visit The Mole, an artificial harbour completed in 1900 that was blocked in the winter of 1906 by a sandbank making it an unsuccessful attempt. Visit the lighthouse who together with the mole, is the specific locations since 1892 symbolizing the laying of the foundation stone of the town.
Near the museum, you can see the most beautiful building completed in 1905 called the Woermann House. Book numerous activities and make most of your stay in this historic town.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel
Activities Included: N/A
Activities Optional: Quad Biking, Sand Boarding, Skydiving
Entrance Fees Included: N/A

Prost Hotel or similar:

Day7

Swakopmund

Swakopmund caters for a wide scope of tastes and styles. Take a walk along the beach or dip your toes in the icy Atlantic Ocean or visit the Krystal Galerie which boasts with the largest Quartz Crystal Cluster on display in the World, weighing in at 14 100 kilogrammes. If adrenalin and outdoors is your thing then you can enjoy optional activities like quad biking, sand boarding, 4×4 safaris, skydiving (weather permitting) and more.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel
Activities Included: N/A
Activities Optional: Quad Biking, Sand Boarding, Skydiving
Entrance Fees Included: N/A

Prost Hotel or similar:

Day8

Swakopmund to Naukluft Region

Today is an early departure and a long drive south into the Namib Desert. You will drive through the Kuiseb and Gaub passes and visit Solitaire to taste their world-renowned apple crumble pie on your way to the Naukluft region.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodation: Bungalow/Lodge
Activities Included: N/A
Entrance Fees Included: N/A

Hammerstein or similar:

Day9

Sesriem / Sossusvlei

We stay close to Sesriem and use the opportunity to experience the beautiful desert sun rising over the dunes. Climb the majestic Dune 45 and enjoy your included 4×4 transfer to Sossusvlei/Deadvlei, a seemingly endless expanse of sand dunes. We explore Sesriem Canyon in the afternoon.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodation: Bungalow/Lodge
Activities Included: Dune 45, 4×4 Transfer to Sossusvlei / Deadvlei, Sesriem Canyon
Activities Optional: Nature Drive, Sundowner Drive

Entrance Fees Included: Namib Naukluft National Park – Sesriem & Sossusvlei


Hammerstein or similar:

Day10

Naukluft Region to Windhoek

Travel to Windhoek, Namibia’s capital. Spend the last few hours of the day exploring Windhoek and its strong German influence. You will have the option to celebrate tonight at one of Windhoek’s famous restaurants. This tiny capital town has loads of interesting things to offer. One of the most famous is the display of 33 meteorites, the Gibeon Meteorites in the Post Street Mall.
Here you can take pictures of and touch these extra-terrestrial bodies that are corrosive resistant due to the high amount of nickel in them. Shopping opportunities abound and for the historically inclined there are many museums and historical buildings within walking distance in the town centre. One of the most widely photographed and a historical landmark is the Christ Church, a Lutheran church, built in the Gothic revival style.

Windhoek is the “getting on” and “getting off” hub for people who have booked shorter “legs” of your combo trip. You might lose some of your travel companions and new people might join. You might also have a change of vehicle and adventure crew (Tour Leader and Driver.) Although it might sound a bit daunting, please be assured that your vehicle will be the same standard and your adventure crew are very experienced in dealing with these changes to make it as smooth as possible. All adventure crew is committed to giving the best possible service but because all have their own style, own special recipes, and own passion with regards to culture, fauna and flora, geology etc. having a change of crew will broaden your experience on the trip immensely.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel
Activities Included: N/A
Activities Optional: Explore City, Craft Markets and Museums
Entrance Fees Included: N/A



Hotel Safari or similar:

Day11

Windhoek to Ghanzi

Depart Windhoek early for a long drive through the eastern part of Namibia, crossing the border into Botswana and travelling into the heart of the Kalahari Desert. Ghanzi is the area where San (Bushmen) live who still have the knowledge of an ancient lifestyle and are eager to welcome visitors into their almost forgotten world. In the evening, you can enjoy an optional ancient dance ritual performed around a campfire by the San and if the night is clear, enjoy the sparkling, starry skies for which Ghanzi is famous.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodation: Bungalow/Lodge
Activities Included: N/A
Activities Optional: Bushmen Dances PM
Entrance Fees Included: N/A



Ghanzi Trail Blazers or similar:

Day12

Ghanzi to Maun

Enjoy a morning walk with the San (Bushmen) as they display their survival skills that have been passed on from generation to generation before departing Ghanzi and arriving in Maun, Botswana’s fifth largest town, after lunchtime. Once you’ve arrived in Maun you will have the option to get a spectacular birds-eye view of the Okavango Delta from above in a small fixed wing aircraft (weather permitting). Looking down on the Delta from the aircraft, you will have a fair idea of the magnitude of this massive mix of land and water with its intricate system of channels and islands. You might also see families of elephant, giraffe, and herds of buffalo or even hippos from the air. If you skip the flight, you will have the chance to kick back and relax at the lodge with bar and pool facilities.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodation: Bungalow/Lodge
Activities Included: Bushmen Walk AM
Activities Optional: Delta Flight PM,
Entrance Fees Included: N/A



Island Safar Lodge or similar:

Day13

Maun (Okavango Delta)

To ensure the best Delta experience for our clients we have implemented two different styles or means of exploring this unique eco system. Due to the changing water levels in the Delta and dry seasons we will either explore the Delta on a Mokoro (canoe) or on a 4×4 open vehicle game drive.

Mokoro: Today you will experience a unique way of travelling into the Okavango Delta with a mokoro. The mokoro is used by local people as means of transport. You will be transferred to the ‘’polling’’ station either with a motorized boat or a 4×4 vehicle depending on the water levels of the Delta.
A mokoro is a traditional dug-out canoe that seats two people. The mokoro is steered by a ‘’poler” standing at the back, manoeuvring the mokoro downstream with a pole, very much like the gondoliers in Venice.
Once you are comfortable and laid back in your mokoro, the slow and tranquil journey into The Delta begins. Gliding along on the quiet water you will have an unlimited source of opportunities to take exquisite photos of your surroundings. The duration of the mokoro trail depends on the time of year and water levels of the Delta. You will stop for lunch at an island and enjoy a nature walk of a few hours. Then you head back to Maun, again in your mokoro enjoying the last hour or two on the water while the late afternoon sun starts heading for the horizon.
The Delta is usually at its lowest point from December to May

4X4 Open Vehicle Game Drive in Moremi Game Reserve: Departing from Maun early morning, we are destined for the Blackpools and Xini Lagoon areas in Moremi Game Reserve.
Once past the Buffalo Fence and inside the Delta area, 50km from Maun, we start our Delta experience. You can expect a full day of exploration in the search of wild animals, interesting and varied landscapes in this untamed African bush. Lunch will be done en-route and you will have the opportunity to take exquisite photos as Moremi is well known for teeming bird life, elephants, buffalo, hippo, lion and if you are lucky leopard (including various antelope species).
What makes Moremi unique is that it was the first tribal land to be proclaimed by a local African tribe in 1963 as a wildlife sanctuary.
During the dry season, a congregation of all bird and wildlife species, along permanent rivers and water holes makes Moremi Game Reserve one of the most unforgettable wildlife experiences!
This experience will only be conducted if the water levels are too low for our travellers to have a proper Mokoro Delta experience. The Delta is usually at its lowest point from December to May.

Africa4us is deeply committed to protecting the environment and we make sure that our tours reflect this commitment. During the years of conducting tours in the Delta, we have experienced that the human footprint being left behind have a negative effect on this extremely sensitive ecosystem therefore, we do not include an overnight experience in the Delta. We believe that our included Delta experience give one the same adventure with less impact on the environment.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Bungalow/Lodge
Activities Included: Okavango Delta Experience
Activities Optional: N/A
Entrance Fees Included: Okavango Delta


Island Safar Lodge or similar:

Day14

Maun to Nata Region


Set out to the Botswanan village of Nata a village that lies along the Nara River. In this region, one can find the very special Elephant sands and the Makgadikgadi seasonal saline lake. Be on the lookout for different antelope species and elephants searching for freshwater en-route. In the raining season when the Nata river flows the area becomes a paradise dominated by water-loving birds from all around Africa. The small Village Nata is a crossroads for routes north and West travelling to Kasane or Maun.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodation: Tented Rooms
Activities Included: N/A
Activities Optional: N/A
Entrance Fees Included: N/A



Elephant Sands or similar:

Day15

Nata Region to Chobe River (Kasane)

Continue to the small town of Kasane, which is adjacent to the Chobe National Park & Chobe River. Relish the views during your included afternoon sunset boat cruise. Take your own sundowner with you as you look for wildlife on the banks of the Chobe River. Game such as elephant, buffalo, kudu, bushbuck, hippo, giraffe, and sable are commonly seen along the river edge, and it is a birdwatcher’s paradise during the summer months. (You have an opportunity to go on an optional photo safari at your own expense, however, you would forfeit the included afternoon sunset boat cruise).
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodation: Bungalow/Lodge
Activities Included: Chobe Boat Cruise
Activities Optional: N/A
Entrance Fees Included: Chobe National Park



Thebe River Safaris or similar:

Day16

Chobe River (Kasane) to Victoria Falls

Today you will have time to do some of the action-filled activities that the area offers. Bungee jump or gorge swing off the Victoria Falls Bridge that links Zambia and Zimbabwe and have a different view of the Victoria Falls at the same time. This bridge is constructed to carry railway, road, and foot traffic. For an adrenaline activity, closer to the Zambezi River, choose a half-day or full-day white water rafting adventure. Many of our groups opt to spend their final evening together aboard a sunset cruise along the Zambezi River with game-viewing, beautiful scenery, and an open bar. We recommend that you book an extra day or two post-tour to make the most of your stay.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Bungalow/Lodge
Activities Included: N/A
Activities Optional: Chobe National Park Game Drive, White Water Rafting, Bungee Jumping, Helicopter Flights, Boat Cruise
Entrance Fees Included: N/A



Phezulu or similar:

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Day17

Victoria Falls

Our last goodbye, a healthy breakfast and the end of another incredible tour. Book a day or two extra in Victoria Falls to make the most of your stay.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: N/A
Activities Included: N/A
Activities Optional: N/A

Departure Airport Transfer: Your departure airport transfer is bookable through Africa4us.

Post-night Accommodation: We recommend booking a post-night to make the most of your stay. Post-night accommodation is bookable through Africa4us. Please note – your pre/post-night accommodation might be different compared to the joining or ending establishment that is part of the tour schedule. In this case, as part of our addon services, Africa4us will provide the transfer between the pre/-post and joining/ending establishment.


2020 Dates / Book Now!


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We have designed this itinerary to ensure that you get the best possible experience from this tour and region. Please note that if the itinerary on your trip differs slightly from the online itinerary or brochure, be assured that any change has been made after careful consideration and with the goal to provide you with the most rewarding experience. Changes considered necessary will usually be due to change in service levels, road conditions, recommendations from past clients etc. The goal of any change will be to give an improved experience. You will be informed in writing of any major changes prior to departure.

Some changes might also be totally beyond our control, like changes in visa fees and procedures, available activities etc. and might differ to what we have advised on our website. If changes take place while you are on the road, our adventure crew will be informed immediately, and this information will be conveyed to you. The adventure crew will give you all possible assistance to manage these changes.

Africa4us Pty Ltd reserves the right to change or use similar accommodation. Please take note that the Final Rooming List (which will be sent 30 days prior to departure) overrides the website details and Itinerary details.

If you need any additional information or need assistance with your booking, please don’t hesitate to contact us at +27 200 5767 or info@africa4us.com

Important Information

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What can I expect on a Premium Accommodated Adventure Tour?

  • Overnight mostly in comfort 3-star graded lodges, hotels, and bungalows.
  • Twin shared en suite rooms.
  • Most rooms in Southern Africa don’t have mosquito nets, as it is not needed.
  • Some establishments will have fans instead of air-conditioning. Please note that power outages are a reality in Southern Africa and that electricity might not be available for some periods of time
  • Smaller group sizes – maximum 12 travellers.
  • You’ll enjoy the comfort of a Premium Overland Safari Truck fitted with 12 Ultimate Safari Seats – configured seating, ensuring each person has access to a window.
    • Your truck is designed to endure the challenging gravel road conditions while giving comfort to enjoy the scenery.
    • It’s harder truck suspension gives it the ability to deal with different types of roads, making it a safe vehicle for all road conditions.
    • With an eco-friendly and carbon footprint attitude, there is an aircon facility used responsibly to help you in the hottest of days to circulate air.
    • In the summer months, hot temperatures cause a big challenge to effectively reach the desired cooling conditions.
      • April till September the air-conditioning will run at optimal efficiency.
      • October till March the air-conditioning will take time the reach the desired temperature – please be patient and keep all windows closed.
      • It will take a team effort from our travellers to ensure that all windows stay closed while the air-conditioning is running.
    • The windows are designed to give as much as possible viewing possibilities while staying safely in place (when unlocked to your desired opening) on bumpy gravel roads.
  • All breakfasts and most dinners are included in the tour price.
  • More group activities included.
  • Services of an experienced Tour Leader and Driver for the duration of the tour, local guides as per activities included.
  • No duties, cleaning or cooking need to be done by any traveller. Please do respect fellow travellers by keeping your seating area clean and neat.
  • You are required to carry your own luggage to and from your room and to be able to enjoy long travelling hours on some days.

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How do I secure my booking and make payment?

  • To secure a booking, we must receive a deposit payment of at least 15% of the total tour price, per person, (or full payment, if booking within 30 days of the start date of your tour or at an earlier stage for some tours).
  • At the time of booking, we require your personal details to enable us to make the necessary booking arrangements for your adventure i.e. Name, Surname, Passport Number etc.
  • A higher deposit will be payable if any supplier(s) requires additional payment at the time of booking / prior to balance due date.
  • On occasions – and if required – full payment for a service such as internal flights or discount specials may be required at the time of booking. The required amount will be confirmed at the time of booking.
  • All clients (including anyone who is added or substituted later), whether booking in person, by telephone, via our website, by e-mail or facsimile or by any other means, will be deemed to have agreed to our terms and conditions.
  • All money due to confirm a booking must be received by us not later than 30 days before the start of your tour. For certain tours, full payment must be received sooner.
  • We will inform you in writing when the final payment is required. If full payment has not been received by the due date, we reserve the right to treat your booking as cancelled and cancellation charges may apply.
  • You can pay by direct bank transfer, PayPal or credit card.
  • Paygate and website payments are free of additional banking charges.
  • Normal credit card processing fees will apply to all payments made to Africa4us by credit card. We reserve the right to increase this charge if the card issuer’s charges to us increase. We will advise you if this happens before taking any payment by credit card.
  • A 2.5% banking fee will be charged on all PayPal transactions.

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How do you deal with booking changes?

  • A confirmed booking can be changed or transferred once to a different departure date or tour 60 days prior to departure. Thereafter all changes will be treated as cancellations and be subject to cancellation charges as set out below.
  • You cannot rebook your original departure once it has been transferred or cancelled.
  • You can request a credit voucher for the amount paid in respect of any cancelled booking, less all non-refundable charges incurred by us or imposed on our suppliers.
  • This voucher must be redeemed within 12 months of date issued, against a new booking. No further credit vouchers can be requested against a new booking.
  • The voucher cannot be exchanged for cash.
  • No cash refund will be provided if the new booking is less than the value of the voucher.
  • If you are unable to travel, due to circumstances which we consider reasonable, you will be refunded all money paid – minus costs we have incurred on your behalf.

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What is your booking cancellation policy?

  • Should you cancel your booking, cancellation charges will be imposed.
  • Cancellation charges are calculated as a percentage of the total tour price per person cancelling excluding any amendment charges and insurance premiums.
  • These charges are calculated from the day written notification is received.
  • Amendment charges are not refundable if you cancel your booking.
  • Depending on the reason for the cancellation, you may be able to reclaim the cancellation charges (less any applicable excess) under the terms of your insurance policy.
  • Cancellation charges more than the amount already paid to us by the time of cancellation apply only to the booking at that time and cannot be transferred or added on to as a part payment for another booking.
  • We reserve the right to waive cancellation fees in case of family emergencies. We should be notified immediately if this is the case by telephone as well as in writing.
  • Travel insurance is compulsory if you travel with us. We strongly advise comprehensive insurance that will cover you for a cancellation.

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What are your cancellation charges?

  • Client/Traveller:
    • Deposit payment:
      • Deposit (15%) is transferable to alternative tour (non-refundable) and to be used within 1-year.
    • 15-30 days before tour start date:
      • 50% of the tour price
    • Less than 14 days before the tour start date:
      • 100% of tour price
  • Service Provider:
    • The client acknowledges that the tour is subject to a minimum booking of 5 passengers per tour.
    • If the minimum booking is not obtained, Africa4us reserves the right to cancel the tour and refund the tour price to the client, in which event the client shall have no claim for any damages against Africa4us. We will contact you well in advance to notify you if this would be applicable to your tour.

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Terms and Conditions

  • The contract is between Africa4us ‘The company’ and yourself ‘You’. ‘You’ refer to any person intending to participate in one of our tours.
  • Both parties agree that South African Law (and no other) applies to this contract and any disputes that might arise between the parties.
  • Both parties agree that any disputes, claims or any other matter (whether involving or not any personal injury) will be dealt with by the South African court.
  • Only the director of this company has authority to vary or omit any of these terms.
  • Discount or a refund will only be binding on us if confirmed in writing.
  • Please view or website or follow this link to our extended terms and conditions.

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What is an itinerary disclaimer?

  • It is our intention to adhere to the route as published on our website and in brochures.
  • Flexibility in the itineraries allow for necessary changes due to unforeseen circumstances.
  • The detailed itinerary document is a general guide for the tour and regions and any mentioning of specific destinations, wildlife or activities cannot be guaranteed to be visited or encountered.
  • Travel times are approximate and subject to change due to local circumstances.

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What are your travel insurance requirements? 

  • Medical insurance is mandatory for all our tours. Your tour leader will ask for proof of medical insurance before you depart. We suggest a minimum of US$200,000 coverage in case of medical emergencies.
  • We strongly recommend travel insurance that covers cancellation, flight delays and loss of luggage and personal effects etc.

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What if my flight is delayed or I run into other arrival complications?

  • If you miss the departure of the tour, please contact our emergency numbers immediately. We will assist you with logistics on how to catch up with your tour. Please be advised, any extra travel cost outside of the scheduled tour, will be for your own expense. Please make sure to keep track of all costs (keeping all receipts) to enable you to claim back all expenses from your travel insurance.

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Will Africa4us compensate me for any medical expenses, loss of property while on tour or missing part of the itinerary etc?

  • Please ensure that your mandatory travel and medical insurance is sufficient to cover your losses in any emergencies, medical or other, missed flights etc. Africa4us will not be liable for any such losses or compensate for any related expenses.

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Right to sub-contract

  • Africa4us reserves the right to sub-contract, in case of an emergency or by its choice, and when this right is exercised, the a substitute vehicle will, as far as circumstances permit, compare equally with Africa4us’ own vehicle in comfort and reliability.

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How do I contact Africa4us in an emergency?

  • Please contact the 24-hour emergency line at +27 (0) 21 200 5767 or +27 (0) 82 556 4562. You can also leave this number with your relatives at home. If they cannot get hold of you in a family emergency while you are on tour, then we will pass a message to your adventure crew. If for any reason, you do not receive an immediate answer, please leave a detailed message, and contact information, so that we can return your call and assist you as soon as possible.

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What is your policy on illegal behaviour or behaviour compromising the safety or well-being of the group??

  • It is in the best interest of all our travellers that we maintain a strict policy of zero tolerance with regards to illegal and or disrespectful behaviour. This includes but is not limited to the use of illegal substances, prostitution, theft, physical or verbal abuse etc.
  • Disrespectful behaviour towards other group members, your adventure crew, border officials, accommodation personnel, service providers and the public in general, will not be tolerated.
  • Endangering the group or compromising the group experience will not be tolerated, examples are but are not limited to:
    • Not adhering to safety regulations during game drives and game walks.
    • Not adhering to park rules, and country laws.
    • Cultural insensitivity, racism, sexism, ageism, inappropriate jokes towards religion or sexual orientation etc.
  • We do not want to put a damper on the joking around and lightheartedness of a tour, but it must not be at the cost of offending or hurt people’s feelings.
  • We expect all group members to respect and adhere to the departure times and time guidelines communicated by the tour leader. Failure to do so will result in the whole group having to wait for one person and possibly result in missing out on activities or having less time at a great destination.
  • Our tour leaders have the authority to address any of the above issues and to take the necessary action in consultation with Africa4us, even if it means to ask a group member to leave the trip to ensure the safety and enjoyment of the trip for the rest of the group.
  • All expenses resulting in this removal will be for the travellers own expense including but not limited to changes in flights, transport costs, accommodation costs, food etc.

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Do you include airport transfers? How does that work? 

  • Your arrival airport transfer is included in the tour price:
    • Joining Instructions:
      When you arrive in Johannesburg, you will make your way to the joining hotel. As an added service to our travellers, your arrival airport transfer is included. Walk out of the international arrivals area and look for a transfer person holding an Africa4us sign and your name. Ask him/her what hotel he/she will take you to (do not volunteer this information). Then present your passport for proof of identity.
    • The tour departs in the morning of day 2. A brief departure meeting will be held in the hotel reception area in evening on day 1 of your tour at 6 PM. 18.00 Upon arrival, the reception will let you know where the meeting will take place. provide information from your Tour Leader regarding the meeting place and time.
    • NB: We need to receive your arrival flight details not later than four weeks prior to the start date of your tour. Please e-mail to: flights@africa4us.com. Please make sure that you receive your travel voucher confirming the transfer. The transfer in non-refundable if not used. Depending on your nationality you might need a multiple entry visa for South Africa.
    • If you have not met our representative within 30 minutes of clearing customs and immigration, please call the 24-hour emergency number at +27 (0) 82 556 4562.

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How fit and healthy do I need to be for your trips?

  • Our tours are of an adventurous nature and some activities could require a person to be actively involved, so we require all participants to be “young at heart”, in good health and have a flexible outlook on problem-solving and participation in a group setting.
  • You need to be fit enough to take your own luggage in and out of the vehicle and carry it to and from your room.
  • You need to be able to travel long distances on some days.
  • You must be able to get in and out of an overland safari vehicle with ease and un-assisted.
  • Please note that not all accommodation is suitable for differently abled persons and there might be uneven terrain to get to and from your room.
  • Some of the included activities require a certain degree of fitness and good health, there is, though, enough freedom of choice in optional activities to suit your personal fitness levels.

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Do I have to be of a certain age to join a tour?

  • For the best tour experience for all, please keep in mind that your trip might include travellers of all ages.
  • You need to be 18 years old on the departure date of the trip. If you want to travel together as a family with children, you can contact us to provide a tailor-made trip designed for your needs.
  • There is no “maximum” age limit on our trips but please keep in mind that relative fitness and mobility is required to keep up. Please see Can I join your tours if I have a medical condition or if I am differently abled?
  • Detailed information is provided about the style of each tour and the itineraries, therefore different travellers booking the same tour will generally share the same interests, irrespective of age or abilities.

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Can I join your tours if I have a medical condition or if I am differently abled?

  • If you have a medical or psychological condition e.g. heart condition, high blood pressure, diabetes, allergies, bipolar, epilepsy, life threatening allergies or any other serious medical condition or if you need to take chronic medication, please notify us in advance and provide a letter from your medical practitioner confirming that you are fit to travel.
  • Please note that our tours sometimes go through remote areas that are far from medical help. It is, therefore, important that your condition can be controlled with self-medication.
  • Please make sure to bring along all necessary medication as you might not always have access to medical facilities.
  • It is advisable to take out extra medical insurance for your pre-existing medical condition to make sure you are covered for an emergency medical evacuation.
  • Please note that our vehicles and most accommodation establishments are not wheelchair friendly.
  • Although our vehicles are equipped with fridges we are not able to guarantee a constant temperature for diabetes medication.
  • Some road conditions are poor which might result in an uncomfortable, bumpy ride which is not suitable for travellers with chronic back problems.
  • Although your adventure crew will aim to give every traveller as much personal attention as possible, the well-being of the whole group remains important. The adventure crew will therefore not be able to provide constant attention to a specific person only and you should be able to complete the day’s activities unaided.

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What about solo travellers?

  • There is no mandatory single supplement charge for single travellers, however, for guaranteed single-occupancy tents or rooms a solo-room supplement is payable.
  • Solo travellers who choose not to pay a solo-room supplement will be paired in twin accommodation with another traveler of the same gender.

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Are meals included and do you cater for special dietary requirements?

  • All breakfasts and most dinners are included in the tour price.
  • Most dinners will be served by your overnight host or by your adventure crew with some own expense meals along the way – to give you the opportunity to experience the local cuisine (local is lekker). Lunches are for travellers own expense.
  • Own expense lunches – your adventure crew will ensure opportunity for you to buy lunch en route.
  • Please note that most restaurants and hotels do not have a wide selection of vegan and vegetarian choices.
  • Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee Halaal or Kosher meals during the tour.
  • Coffee and tea will be provided in the mornings and evenings, but all other drinks are for your own expense.

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What are the Hotels and Lodges like?

  • All our overnight establishments are chosen for their great location or special setting. Generally, we use establishments with a 3-star grading.

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Equipment Includes

  • Fully equipped Premium Overland Safari Vehicle

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All vehicle features


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What should I pack? 

  • Pack light, as you will need to carry your own luggage and load it on and off the vehicle.
    Please bring soft luggage such as duffel bag or a backpack, hard-top cases are not recommended.
  • Personal and valuable items should be carried in a daypack.
  • When packing, please keep in mind that areas Southern Africa can be extremely cold in winter and extremely hot in summer. (South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Lesotho, Swaziland).

Spring:           September to November
Summer:       December to February
Autumn:        March to May
Winter:          June to August

  • Suggested checklist:
    • Fleece top
    • Windproof/waterproof jacket
    • Small beach towel or sarong and swimwear
    • Bath towel
    • At least one long-sleeved shirt to protect against sun and mosquitos
    • At least one pair of long trousers to protect against sun and mosquitos
    • T-shirts
    • Shorts
    • Sun hat or cap
    • Hiking pants/track pants
    • Sandals
    • Hiking boots/sturdy walking shoes
    • A set of smart casual clothes for restaurant evenings is also advisable
    • Sunblock
    • Sunglasses
    • Toiletries
    • The climate in Africa might be harsher to your skin than what you are used to, so plenty of
      your favourite brand of moisturizer.
    • Flashlight (with extra batteries)
    • Money belt
    • Personal entertainment
    • Binoculars
    • Camera and enough memory cards and batteries – you will have access to a USB charging socket and 220/240Volt AC plugs at night.
    • First-aid kit: Lip balm/salve, pain killers, adhesive bandages and gauze for small cuts, anti-histamine, anti-diarrheal products for mild cases of diarrhoea, eye drops, rehydration powder, insect repellent, antibacterial cream, disinfectant, extra prescription drugs you may need. We have a first aid kit on board but unfortunately by law, we cannot give any medication.

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Will I have access to laundry facilities?

  • Laundry can be done at some hotels and lodges.

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How do the optional activities work? 

  • Every tour is designed to capture the best of the area and give you the most exhilarating experience.
  • During each tour, there may be times where you would like to venture off on your own and explore at your leisure or do some activities not included in the trip.
  • Your adventure crew will inform and advise you on optional activities and excursions available on your tour.
  • These activities do not form part of your pre-booked travel arrangements with us.
  • We are not involved or have any supervision or control over any of the optional activities.
  • These activities are provided by local operators and are entirely independent of us. We can, therefore, not ensure that they have public liability insurance in place.
  • None of these operators, form part of the contract between you and Africa4us, we merely make suggestions for credible and reputable operators for activities and excursions.
  • Should your adventure crew collect payment for or otherwise assists in making reservations for activities, he/she solely acts as a booking agent for the operator. You will have a contract with the operator and not with Africa4us. The local operator/provider’s terms and conditions will apply.
  • Africa4us cannot accept any liability on any basis in relation to such activities or excursions. We also cannot guarantee that any optional activities and excursions as by time of publishing our brochure or website will be available at the time of your tour. Rates are also just an indication and may vary. We will not be held liable for whatever reason if the activity does not operate as advertised.

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Drone Laws 

  • Africa4us do not allow any drones on our tours due to the different drone laws for different countries and the respect for privacy. Africa4us and their staff will not accept responsibility and cannot be held liable should you be fined, legally prosecuted or your drone confiscated due to not adhering to our rules.

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Do I need inoculations to visit Africa?

  • Some countries we visit may require inoculations. It is your responsibility to consult with your travel doctor or clinic for up to date medical travel information well before departure.
  • Yellow Fever Certificate: It is compulsory to show a valid Yellow Fever Certificate if you are travelling to Southern Africa from a Yellow Fever endemic country.
  • If other countries not endemic to Yellow Fever are visited (such as Botswana and Namibia), after visiting endemic countries, then a Yellow Fever certificate will still be required on entry into Southern African countries.
  • We recommend you contact your family physician, or your local travel clinic for the most up-to-date health information at least one month before departure.
  • Some tours enter malaria areas, and it is your responsibility to ensure you contact a medical professional well in advance of travel to obtain the recommended prophylactics.

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What documents do I need for travelling to Africa?

  • We recommend storing electronic copies of all your travel documents in a secure online storage place such as Dropbox.
    • Passport (with photocopies) Citizens from all countries require a valid passport (with minimum 6 months’ validity and at least two clean pages).
    • Travel insurance (with photocopies).
    • Medical insurance (with photocopies).
    • Airline tickets (with photocopies).
    • Credit or debit card (Visa cards are recommended).
    • Africa4us vouchers, pre-departure information and dossier.
    • Any entry visas or vaccination certificates needed.
    • Yellow Fever Certificate as mentioned in “Do I need inoculations to visit Africa?”.
    • Sufficient funds.
    • A return or onward ticket.

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What visas might I need?

  • Contact your local embassy or consulate for the most up-to-date visa requirements. Most countries also have websites where these specific requirements can be found.
  • It is your responsibility to ensure that you have the correct travel documentation.
  • Visa requirements for your trip could vary depending on where you are from and in some cases where you have been prior to visiting us.
  • The following information is a rough guideline. While we provide the following information in good faith, it is vital that you inform yourself and be sure to comply with all entry requirements for all countries visited on tour.
    • Information provided is based on the following assumptions:
    • Valid for Non-South African passport holders
    • The requirements are based on tourist and not business applications
    • You have the necessary funds/tickets/paperwork in place
    • The travellers’ passport should remain valid for a period of 6 months after the travellers’ departure.
  • Some visas can be obtained on arrival, (this is applicable to most nationalities travelling to Zambia and Zimbabwe (although there are exceptions, please double check before departure) and these can only be paid for in US$ cash at the point of entry. It is possible to apply for an e-visa for Zambia and Zimbabwe as well, but visas are still issued at the point of entry. Visas for South Africa, Swaziland, Lesotho, Namibia, and Botswana can only be obtained at an embassy or consulate prior to arrival.

Money

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What should my personal budget be for the tour?

  • We all have different spending habits, please take that into consideration when planning and budgeting your trip.
  • There are many opportunities on all the tours to buy souvenirs – you might want to spoil yourself with some unique memorabilia.
  • Drinking water is not included in the tour so you will need to budget for water. Water is drinkable from taps in South Africa and Namibia but for other countries, it is recommended to buy bottled water. A litre of water costs about 1 USD in most countries.
  • You might become peckish on the long driving days and there will be plenty opportunity to
    stock up on local snacks.
  • On our accommodated tours you will be responsible for your own lunches (budget US$10 to US$15 depending on whether you buy a take-away or opt for a sit-down lunch. When visiting Zimbabwe, budget US$15 to US$20 per lunch).
  • Cash withdrawal facilities in Zimbabwe are very unreliable. Please ensure you have enough USD cash for your stay. USD notes need to be younger than 2009.
  • Most dinners are included and will be served by your overnight host or by your adventure crew with some own expense meals along the way – to give you the opportunity to experience the local cuisine (local is lekker). Budget about US$20 to US$30 for own expense dinners.
  • Many activities are included in your tour price. There are numerous opportunities to do optional activities that suit your personality and lifestyle – anything from cultural experiences to sky-diving. You will be able to pay with credit card at most of the big activity suppliers but keep in mind that some might add a small percentage surcharge.
  • Activity guides such as the polers in the Okavango Delta, game drive guides etc. will be grateful for a tip as a token of your appreciation. Tipping and the amounts remain a personal choice and you will be under no pressure at all to tip but your adventure crew will advise the group accordingly.
  • In restaurants, the recommended percentage to tip is 10% of your meal price.
  • Most African countries offer an E-visa facility but if you plan to buy visas at the port of entry (only possible at Zimbabwe) then you need to budget for this. For most nationalities, the fees are US$50 for Zimbabwe varies from US$30 to US$80. These visas can ONLY be paid in USD. No local or any other currency will be accepted.
  • It is best to stock up on cash on arrival at the airport. ATM’s are mostly accessible for easy cash withdrawals, but there might be times when we enter rural areas with no facilities or there might be incredibly long queues on pay days. Your adventure crew will advise accordingly.
  • Consider taking more money rather than less, as you do not want to spoil your trip by constantly feeling short of funds. Emergencies are rare, but it is still a good idea is to have an emergency fund available, kept separate from the rest of your funds. We suggest a minimum of $150 USD.
  • Have an extra bank card available and keep it separate from your other cards for emergencies.

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How should I keep my money safe?

  • On our Premium Accommodated Adventure Tours, you have access to a personal safe on the vehicle whilst on tour.
  • For your own safety, keep your money and valuable documents in a money belt around your waist or around your neck, underneath your clothing. Leave your valuable jewellery at home. On the Premium Overland Safari Vehicle, a small personal safe is fitted to each personal storage box next to your seat to store your valuables. Keep the code private! Most hotels, lodges and guest houses will have safety deposit boxes available.

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How would I be able to make payments on tour?

  • A combination of foreign currency and debit/credit cards for cash withdrawals is best.
  • Please do not bring Traveller cheques to Africa, as they are not readily accepted.
  • Visa/Plus/Maestro/chip debit cards are accepted by most places, while MasterCard/Cirrus cards might not work everywhere.
  • We highly recommend that if you hold a MasterCard, you obtain a prepaid Visa Travel Card prior to departure and travel with both. This could also be useful should something unforeseen happen to one of your cards during your travels. Your adventure crew will advise you on payment options.

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What currency is accepted?

  • All countries have their own currency that can be obtained locally by foreign exchange or ATM withdrawals if available, except for Zimbabwe which trade only in USD.
  • Your adventure crew will inform you where you can exchange money throughout the tour. Occasional power outages are common all over Africa, so you might not be able to withdraw cash at ATM’s along the way and it is best to withdraw money at the main centres or airports.
  • The easiest foreign currency to exchange for any of the local currencies is the US Dollar, British Pound and Euro. Please note that US notes should not be older than the year 2009 and should not have any markings on it. A mix of big and small notes will work well. To exchange money, you get a better rate for bigger notes but if you want to buy something small and pay in a foreign currency then smaller notes will work best as change might not be always available. Currency exchange rates fluctuate daily so it is best to follow websites, such as www.oanda.com for current exchange rates.
  • Please note that only local currency is accepted in local super markets and restaurants etc.
  • Foreign currencies can be used to pay for most activities and can be used at local street markets.
  • If you plan to buy your visas at borders, you will need to have cash in US Dollars.
  • Currencies for different countries:
    • Botswana: Pula (BWP)
    • Lesotho: Lesotho Loti (LSL). South African Rand is accepted.
    • Namibia: Namibian Dollar (NAD). Equivalent to the South African Rand
    • South Africa: South African Rand (ZAR). Accepted in Namibia.
    • eSwatini (Swaziland): Lilangeni (SZL) South African Rand is accepted.
    • Zimbabwe: US Dollar (USD).

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Do I need to tip?

  • Tipping is an expected and common practice all over Africa, but it remains a personal choice to tip or not.
  • Tipping remains a way of expressing your appreciation to the people who assisted you on tour, including your adventure crew.
  • When tipping, we suggest that the whole group plan together on how and when tips will be handed over. To ensure anonymity all tips can be placed in an envelope and handed to the specific person as a gift. This method allows for a friendly and appreciative interaction between the group and adventure crew or local guides. We suggest tipping US$3-5 per person per crew member or local guide per day.
  • The accepted guideline for tipping waiters is 10 % of the total value of your meal.

Health, Safety and Security

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Is Africa safe?

  • All countries have their own travel advisories and provide regular and updated information on foreign destinations.
  • Check your government’s advisories for their latest travel information before departure.
  • Sometimes unforeseen situations develop which might compromise the safety of the group. If deemed necessary, routes will be altered to ensure your safety. Your adventure crew has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the tour itinerary if deemed necessary, for your personal safety.
  • Most cities visited are safe during the day, but we do not recommend wandering alone at night. When going out, make sure that you are in small groups and take taxis to and from restaurants at night.

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How do I know I will be safe? 

  • Your safety is our priority. Our itineraries are designed with your safety and well-being in
    mind.
  • Your tour leader and driver know the countries visited and will advise on potential dangers and the safety precautions to be taken.
  • From experience, the safest possible way to travel Africa is together in a group, under the responsible leadership of your adventure crew. This also applies to national parks and other areas where wildlife roam. However, it is your responsibility to exercise common sense and caution at all time.
  • For your own safety, keep your money and valuable documents in a money belt around your waist or around your neck, underneath your clothing. Leave your valuable jewellery at home. On the Premium Overland Safari Vehicle, a small personal safe is fitted to each personal storage box next to your seat to store your valuables. Keep the code private! Most hotels, lodges and guest houses will have safety deposit boxes available.

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Passenger luggage and personal effects 

  • Baggage and personal belongings are carried entirely at owner’s risk. Africa4us will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from delay, sickness, injury, and death to any passenger, or of their luggage or personal belongings, in any manner, whatsoever.
  • Under no circumstances may passengers carry with them on the coach or trailer attached thereto, weapons, explosives or items which are, in the sole opinion of Africa4us, its employees or officials, dangerous or hazardous, or of such nature as is likely to cause offence or injury to other passengers or damage to their property.

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What other health hazards should I be aware of? 

  • Insect:
    • Africa has its share of insects. Mosquitos are more commonly found in areas with a high rainfall.
    • Some precautions to take against insect bites:
      • Wear protective clothing, long sleeve shirts and trousers at night.
      • Wear natural colours, khaki or olive. Bright colours tend to attract insects.
      • Use insect repellents.
      • Your adventure crew will advise about any other precautions that you need to take.
  • Sun:
    • Africa is the continent of the sun. Throughout the year, it is advisable to use sunscreen and a hat when outdoors.
  • Hydration:
    • Drink water! It is important to stay hydrated, especially in extreme heat. You will be advised if water quality is not for human consumption. If it comes out of a tap, it is not necessarily safe.
    • Bottled water is readily available.
  • Diarrhoea:
    • It is normal for people travelling overseas to get an upset stomach due to a change of climate and food. This usually pass after a few days after you have acclimatized.

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How can I share feedback after my trip? 

  • Your feedback is extremely important to us! We work hard to ensure that your experience in Africa is enjoyable, safe, and hassle-free so please let us know if there is anything we can or could do to make the experience even better.
  • If you have any concerns during your tour please inform your adventure crew immediately, and if for whatever reason you feel the situation was not resolved, please contact our office directly.
  • After your tour, a link will be emailed to you to enable you to complete an online post-tour
    survey. Alternatively, you can write a review on TripAdvisor

If you need any additional information or need assistance with your booking, please don’t hesitate to contact us at +27 200 5767 or info@africa4us.com

  • Visas:
    • It is your responsibility to ensure that you have the correct travel documentation. Visa requirements for your trip could vary depending on where you are from and in some cases where you have been prior to visiting us. Please contact us if you require an invitation letter for your visa application.
  • Optional Activities:
    • Activities included as per itinerary. Please contact us for the optional activity list.
  • Victoria Falls:
    • Please take note that the park entry to Victoria Falls is not included.
  • Departure Airport Transfer:
    • Departure airport transfer is bookable via Africa4us. Our departure transfer is a private transfer. Some hotels and lodges might have a shuttle service.
  • Flights:
    • For flights, we have partnered with Flight Centre. Please let us know if we can assist with your flights.
  • Travel and Medical Insurance:
    • It is compulsory to have medical and travel insurance when joining us for our adventure tours.
Namibia, Okavango Delta and Victoria Falls Accommodated
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White Lady Drive
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17 Days Namibia, Okavango Delta and Victoria Falls
17 Days Namibia, Okavango Delta and Victoria Falls
17 Days Namibia, Okavango Delta and Victoria Falls
17 Days Namibia, Okavango Delta and Victoria Falls
17 Days Namibia, Okavango Delta and Victoria Falls
17 Days Namibia, Okavango Delta and Victoria Falls
17 Days Namibia, Okavango Delta and Victoria Falls
17 Days Namibia, Okavango Delta and Victoria Falls
17 Days Namibia, Okavango Delta and Victoria Falls
17 Days Namibia, Okavango Delta and Victoria Falls
Saling in the Okavango delta at sunset, Botswana
Common Impala
Herd of kudu
Marabou Stork Birds
Snake neck bird (darter or anhinga)
Full milkyway
the wildlife
Chobe National Park
African buffalo
Sunset on the Okavango Delta
Okavango Delta
Aerial view Elephants Okavango Delta Botswana Africa
Landscape of the region Ghanzi at Botswanan during summertime
Male Lion hiding in long grass
Pride of lions
African Wild Dog
Scenic view of wild dogs
The great Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe)
Victoria Falls
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Victoria Falls
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Tour Reviews

5.00 based on 4 reviews
January 3, 2020

Dec 4, 2019
Simply the Best! Well done Africa4US!

TripAdvisor review: Africa4us
My husband and I have joined many guided tours over the years (large group, small group and private tour) to various countries. I must admit that Africa4US is simply the best tour company we have ever dealt with. Last August, we visited 7 African countries over 48 days (DIY in Cape Town; Africa4US from Namibia to Victoria Fall; a small group safari tour in Kenya and Tanzania and a private tour in Ethiopia), amongst all, we enjoyed our 17 days combo trip with Africa4US most because of their top of the range off-road vehicle, professionalism and uncompromising customer service.
The “Premium Overland Safari Vehicle”
After over 10,000 kms road trip in Africa, I can confidently say that you won’t find a better-off overland vehicle than Africa4US’s especially when it comes to Game Drive in National Park. It’s roomy, personalized, clean and air-conditioned. Our driver is See (‘C’), he cared for the vehicle like his own baby – dusted sand off the wheels as soon as we got off for sightseeing, cleaned and deodorized inside every morning! It’s like we’re riding business class on a plane, we enjoyed the whole journey immensely.

Professionalism and uncompromising service
We have Dietmar (‘D’) as our guide. A most acknowledgeable and passionate guide in regards to wildlife and fauna who happens to have an eagle eye to spot animals and birds, so much fun going on safari with him. Both D and C are friendly, attentive and caring. During our first leg (from Windhoek to Windhoek), we only had three participants – my husband, me and M, an 82 years old lady from Portugal. Nothing was too much for these guys, they looked after us just like their own family.
e.g. In Branberg, we had to walk up a barren rocky hill to view the White Lady Bushmen painting (a good two hours round trip in a very hot day). Despite there was a local guide from the National Heritage Site (taking a small group of 5), D decided to accompany M for this trek. While the rest of us did this trip a lot faster, D took time and climbed slowly with M. On our way down, we’re surprised to see C walking up the hill, we asked him why, he said he’s worrying about M under just a harsh condition, he’s taking water up to her (also just in case they need to carry Maria down).
The night in Ghanzi (Kalahari Desert, our second leg), D & C needed to cook a dinner for 10, they could easily do a simple BBQ dinner for the night. Instead, they asked us what would we like to eat and took time to work out a good menu so we all could truly experience a memorable dinner under a starry sky.

Effective communication is important to us and we found Africa4US was extremely responsive to all our queries and concerns. Any issues that we raised James, the Manager would deal with in a prompt and satisfactory manner. For a fastidious clients like us, we would give Africa4US 10/10!

In fact, we wish Africa4US would offer trips to Kenya and Tanzania. Unfortunately, they have no immediate plan to expand their operation over these countries. Anyone who wants to have a memorable and value for money experience in SA looks no further!

Thank you Dietmar, See and James for your passion and commitment to customer service, well done!

January 3, 2020

Aug 19, 2019
A Five-Star Tour, but keep reading…

TripAdvisor review: Africa4us
Africa4Us designed a wonderful 17-day tour of Namibia, Botswana and Victoria Falls which was carried out between 30/7/19 and 15/8/19. Tour leader and guide Dietmar Hammann (Diets) and driver Ciorsdan Hibbert (Cee) deserve a gold medal: these two special, kind people went out of their way so as to guarantee our safety, wellbeing and pleasure. Having said this, I’d now like to add a few constructive comments for future travelers and for Africa4Us, based on my personal experience in this winter tour.

Premium Safari Vehicle
• The truck has 6 seats in each side and 5 large, openable windows. Thus, in case of 12 participants, at least two will be seated next to split windows. A possible solution to this unpleasant situation: clockwise shift of places every two hours.
• The A/C in the truck is equipped with a cooling unit. Since there’s no heating, be prepared – really prepared, head to toe! – for morning temperatures as low as 6C.
• In the afternoon the temp often rises to 27C, the A/C is not very effective, dust forces closing the windows, and the upholstery is smooth plastic. If you tend to sweat, consider wearing a quick-dry T-shirt as an undergarment.

Accommodations
• The subpar rooms in Windhoek Safari Hotel should be avoided.
• For the Damaraland region please choose the magical Brandberg Lodge!
• Elephant Sands is unique – keep it, despite some so-so TA reviews!
• Kasane Travelodge is a standard American motel, not suitable for this tour – drop it.
• Please assign the guide and the driver rooms similar to those assigned to clients. (I’m told that this is the standard policy, except in situations such as ours of peak season and late bookings.)

Food
• While this is not a culinary tour, buffet dinners are good enough, and are much preferred to a-la cart orders. Case in point: in Kasane Travelodge salad starters were served 1 hour after ordering, and my medium-well steak order arrived rare/raw 2 hours later. I declined the offer for a new steak…

Activities
• In Swakopmund I highly recommend the combo full-day activity of AM Seals & Dolphins cruise followed by PM Sandwich Harbor 4×4 rollercoaster-style drive on the mighty sand dunes. The price of N$ 2300 pp is well worth it. Africa4Us – please add this activity to your offerings. (I heard that Mondesa Township and Living Desert activities are very good as well.)
• In Maun I recommend an Okavango Delta Scenic Flight. I paid USD 120 for a 45-minutes flight with Kavango Air. I failed to convince fellow travelers to prefer Air Shakawe (with excellent TA reviews), which offers 60-minute flight for USD 80 (in a full 5-seater Cessna). A longer flight allows a more northerly route, which is significant in the dry season, as there’s more water in the north.
• In Kasane ask Africa4Us for a Chobe river cruise in a small boat. Our large boat was harder to maneuver and it usually arrived last to action scenes, offering suboptimal viewing angles.
• Also in Kasane: In Chobe National Park I recommend against an early morning (6-9) game drive. Not much to see until 7:30 AM, then rush back to the lodge, and arrive in the Botswana-Zimbabwe border at 10 AM, the worst hour (guaranteed 3 hours of standing in line with no shade).
While at it: consider an online application for visa to Zimbabwe (even KAZA visas are now supported online). It will save you some grief.
• A note to Africa4Us: please include Victoria Falls Park as a paid-for activity, as it is clearly not an option but rather a must-see activity.
• I realize that some reviews highly recommend the helicopter ride above Vic Falls for the overall view of the Falls and surroundings. I chose to skip it: a 3500 ft height didn’t appeal to me, especially when considering the cost (USD 180/300 for a 13/25 minutes ride resp.).

Airport transportation
• Arrival is covered by Africa4Us but departure is not. You can purchase this option from Africa4Us for USD 34 pp, and then you may be assigned to a shuttle with multiple stops and predetermined schedule. If your last lodge is in town, the airport is close by, and your return flight is not in the wee hours, a local taxi might be cheaper, faster, more convenient, and at the time you choose.

Toward the end of my comments I’d like to stress once again: this was a wonderful tour and I enjoyed it a lot. Thank you Diets, thank you Cee, and thank you Africa4Us!

January 3, 2020

Aug 18, 2019
A marvellous journey.

TripAdvisor review: 17 Days Namibia, Okavango Delta & Victoria Falls Accommodated Adventure
Africa4us definitely is one of the best choices if you are looking for a wonderful journey in the south part of Africa.
This is my second time to Africa. We had a 17-days overland trip started from Namibia, Botswana then to Zimbabwe. The highlights are demonstrated as follows:
Namibia
We saw lions, black rhinos, leopard, cheetah and many lovely animals in Etosha. I didn’t see rhino last time when I was in Kenya and Tanzania. So, that’s why I feel it’s a highlight to me. And, of course, the Sossusvlei must be another one in Namibia. We bared our feet and climbed up to the Big Daddy in the early morning. The sunshine is superb. You definitely could take lots of incredible pics there.
Botswana
We had lots of game drives and saw many buffalo. The highlights were taking flight in Okavango (called as Kavango in Botswana) and stayed at elephant sands lodge. Flying over Okavango Delta is a fantastic experience. We saw many animals from the sky. For me, the aircraft was not very bumpy if compared to the flight in Nazca lines in Peru. And the price is not very high. The other highlight was the tented lodge – Elephant Sands. You can be totally close to the elephants if you are not scared. And they are very friendly although we know that sometimes they could be very dangerous. I love the place. It seems like elephants are your neighbors. You can say hi to them anytime on your way home (room). Try to imagine that you are very close to a huge moving shadow under the moonlight. It’s just 3 or 4 meters away from you. I tried to take a pic of it, but I was failed. Only keep in mind.
Zimbabwe
The reason why people go to Zimbabwe of course is for the Vic Falls. It’s really amazing. But, it’s a tourist hot spot also. You may expect you can see more objects except people.
The reason why you should choose Africa4us
Finally, the reason to choose Africa4us is the superb staffs. They are concerned and responsible through your whole journey. Especially, I deeply appreciate for the assistance supported by the executive “James”. It’s very complex for a Taiwanese who wanna apply for visas in these countries. But, James provided all the paper works what we need. I suppose even when he was off, he transferred us to his colleagues. You can feel that they work in a team. Furthermore, our guide “Diets” is full of knowledges about animals and environment. The driver “C” is alalalalalways full of energy and generous to show his passion to people. I would not forget the meal they cooked for us, just like in a 5-star restaurant. It could not be a super wonderful trip without them. Special thank to them.
In a word, I highly recommend this journey and this agent to whom wanna go to these countries. And I can’t wait to pick up other itineraries in Africa.

January 7, 2020

Jul 29, 2019
Fantastic trip

TripAdvisor review: 17 Days Namibia, Okavango Delta & Victoria Falls Accommodated Adventure
Recently returned from our wonderful Namibia/Botswana/ Victoria Falls trip which far surpassed our expectations in every respect. The terrain, animals and people seen will leave a long lasting memory.
Our guide, Amanda and driver, Alfred expertly lead us through the journey with great personality and humour. All the the information we could possibly require was always provided and both ensured that we received the very best experiences throughout our trip.
The truck itself was extremely well appointed and surprisingly comfortable despite some occasional very rough gravel roads. It was the envy of many other travellers using much inferior vehicles.
The accommodation was varied and very well chosen. Good quality 3 star hotels and lodges all with individual aspects which often deserved a higher rating. Elephant Sands was particularly memorable.
From our experience we feel sure that no-one would be disappointed in choosing Africa4us which we highly recommend.

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