9 Days
Duration
20 Seater
Vehicle Type
Botswana, Namibia, Zambia
Location
Yes
Camping Tours

This Premium Camping Adventure Tour gives the budget traveller 9 days to discover Botswana and the Victoria Falls.

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THIS TOUR ALSO LEAVES FROM LIVINGSTONE, ZAMBIA

Begin your nine-day journey of discovery in Namibia and finish at the Victoria Falls in Zambia. Equally magnificent, each region offers a different experience of overwhelming beauty. On one hand, you have a Natural Wonder of the World: Victoria Falls, which is a magical realm of mist-soaked rainforest shrouded by the deafening roar of cascading water. On the other hand, you have Botswana, which is home to 70 percent of the Kalahari Desert and the Okavango Delta, one of the largest inland deltas in the world.

This tour delivers an unforgettable experience as you dance with the San (Bushmen), do a mokoro excursion in the Okavango Delta, discover wildlife in Chobe National Park, and soak up the incredible views of Victoria Falls. From the majestic landscape of the Okavango Delta to the breath-taking water views of Victoria Falls, you’ll experience the many sides of Southern Africa on this trip of a lifetime.

(On this tour you will have the option to go on a 2-night fly-in Okavango Delta Safari. Please note that this is an optional activity and it is not included in the tour price. Included in the tour is a day excursion into the Delta but no overnight in the Delta.)

Tour Price: US$980.00
Solo Room Supplement: US$70.00

Optional Extra:
Fly-in 2 night Delta Pack – Low Season: US$854.00
Fly-in 2 night Delta Pack – High Season: US$954.00 (01/06 – 31/10)
Last Minute Special Valid for Departure – 28 July 2017
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Group Size: Max 20
Days: 9
Start: Windhoek
End: Livingstone
Distance: 1600km
Transport: Adventure Overland Safari Vehicle
Meals: 8 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 5 Dinners
Accommodation: Comfort Hotel (1 nt), Participation Camping (5 nts), Adventure Tents (2 nts)
Entrance Fees: Okavango Delta, Chobe National Park
Activities: Okavango Delta – Day Tip including Mokoro Trail & Nature Walk, Chobe National Park Boat Cruise, Chobe National Park Game Drive
Crew: 1 Tour Leader, 1 Driver for the duration of the tour, local guides as per activities included

 

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 in them. 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: Comfort Hotel
Activities Included: Welcome Meeting at 18:00
Activities Optional: Explore City, Craft Markets and Museums
Entrance Fees Included: N/A

Day2

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 where San (Bushmen) live who still have the knowledge of an ancient lifestyle and who 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, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Camping
Activities Included: N/A
Activities Optional: San (Bushmen) Dance PM
Entrance Fees Included: N/A

Day3

Ghanzi to Maun

Enjoy an optional morning walk with the San (Bushmen) as they display their survival skills that have been passed on from generation to generation before departing Ghanzi.  Arrive in Maun, Botswana’s fifth largest town, after lunchtime. Once you arrive 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 get 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’ll have the chance to kick back and relax at the campsite.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Camping
Activities Included: N/A
Activities Optional: San (Bushmen) Walk AM, Delta Flight PM
Entrance Fees Included: N/A

Day 3: Ghanzi to Okavango Delta
Today we leave early morning for a long drive north-west across the Botswana interior towards Maun, Botswana’s fifth largest town. Once you arrive in Maun you will have the option to go on a 2-night fly-in safari into the Okavango Delta. This camp is accessible by light aircraft only, a 20-minute flight from Maun. On arrival, you will be met by your personal guide and welcomed to the island. Your camp for the next 2 nights is situated on the edge of Chief’s Island, deep in the heart of the Okavango, bordering the Moremi Game Reserve.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Tented Bush Camp Rooms
Activities Included: Flight from Maun to Delta Camp, Mokoro Trails, Nature Walks
Activities Optional: Bushmen Walk AM
Entrance Fees Included: Okavango Delta

Day4

Maun

Today you will experience a new way of travelling– we go into the Okavango Delta with a mokoro in the same way as the local people do. A mokoro is a traditional dug-out canoe that seats two people. Your engine is a human being called a poler. The first part of the journey is in a 4×4 vehicle to the “polling station” where the mokoros and polers are waiting. 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 stunning pictures of your surroundings. How long the mokoro journey will take, will depend 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 a last hour or two on the water while the late afternoon sun starts heading for the horizon.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Camping
Activities Included: Okavango Delta Day Trip – Mokoro Trail, Nature Walk
Activities Optional: N/A
Entrance Fees Included: Okavango Delta

Day 4: Okavango Delta
Rise early for a nature walk with your own professional guide (a maximum of two guests per guide), returning for a late breakfast. Relax at camp reading a book or cooling down from the midday heat in the fresh waters of the delta (under the watchful eye of your guide). In the afternoon after the midday heat has dissipated you will venture out again into nature in search of birds and possibly some wildlife. Should you wish to explore for the whole day, we’ll be happy to pack you a picnic lunch. You will also get a chance to go to the nearby islands in a mokoro, the traditional dug-out canoe that seats two people. Your engine is a human being called a poler. Spend your last night in the heart of the Delta and African bush and fall asleep to the sound of hippos grunting. Early the next morning you will fly back to Maun to meet up with your group.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Tented Bush Camp Rooms
Activities Included: Mokoro Trail, Guided Nature Walks
Activities Optional: N/A
Entrance Fees Included: Okavango Delta

Day5

Maun to Elephant Sands

Set out for Elephant Sands, which is close to the Botswanan village of Nata. Elephant Sands is famous for its watering hole, voted as one of the top ten watering holes in Africa. At this watering hole, you can expect to see animals such as wild dogs, different antelope species and of course elephants that walk through the campsite searching for fresh water. This will probably be the closest you will get to these wild animals on foot.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Camping
Activities Included: Watering Hole at Camp
Activities Optional: N/A
Entrance Fees Included: N/A

Day 5: Maun to Elephant Sands
After an early breakfast, you will catch your flight back to Maun where you will meet up with the rest of the group. Set out for Elephant Sands, which is close to the Botswanan village of Nata. Elephant Sands is famous for its watering hole, voted as one of the top ten watering holes in Africa. At this watering hole, you can expect to see animals such as wild dogs, different antelope species and of course elephants that walk through the campsite searching for fresh water. This will probably be the closest you will get to these wild animals on foot.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Camping
Activities Included: Flight from Delta Camp to Maun, Watering Hole at Camp
Activities Optional: N/A
Entrance Fees Included: N/A

Day6

Elephant Sands 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’s 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, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Camping
Activities Included: Chobe Boat Cruise
Activities Optional: Photo Boat Safari
Entrance Fees Included: Chobe National Park

Day7

Chobe River (Kasane) to Livingstone (Victoria Falls)

You can’t ask for a better way to start your day in search of wild animals on your included game drive in the Chobe National Park. Afterwards, cross into Zambia and enjoy a short drive to the magnificent Victoria Falls and its charming little town. This is your home base for the next two nights. The Victoria Falls is not the widest or highest falls but is regarded as the world’s biggest. It produces a breath-taking curtain of falling water as it drops into the gorge below. See why it’s considered among one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Adventure Tents
Activities Included: Chobe National Park Game Drive with Open Safari Vehicles
Activities Optional: White Water Rafting, Bungee Jumping, Helicopter Flights, Boat Cruise
Entrance Fees Included: Chobe National Park

Day8

Livingstone (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-filled activity closer to the Zambezi River, choose a half day or full day white water rafting adventure.  Many of our groups opt to book their final evening together aboard a sunset cruise along the Zambezi River with game-viewing, beautiful scenery and an open bar.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Adventure Tents
Activities Included: N/A
Activities Optional: White Water Rafting, Bungee Jumping, Helicopter Flights, Boat Cruise
Entrance Fees Included: N/A

Day9

Livingstone (Victoria Falls)


Our last goodbye, a healthy breakfast and the end of another incredible tour.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: N/A
Activities Included: N/A
Activities Optional: N/A
Entrance Fees Included: N/A

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 before your trip starts to keep you informed at all times and discuss any concerns you might have.

Some changes might also be totally out of 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.

This Core Tour can be experienced as part of the following Combo Tours:

Cape, Dunes, Delta and Falls Premium CAMPING Adventure
Cape, Dunes, Delta and Falls Premium CAMPING Adventure
Ultimate Africa Northbound Premium CAMPING Adventure
Ultimate Africa Northbound Premium CAMPING Adventure

Delta and Falls Premium Camping Adventure

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