Deserts, Rivers & Wildlife Adventure

The Details

Type: Accommodated Accommodated
Start: Windhoek Namibia
Length: 14 - 28 Days
End: Victoria Falls Zimbabwe
Comfort: Standard
Vehicle: Overland Vehicle
Group Size: Large (>12 People)
Countries: Namibia Zimbabwe Botswana

Tour Dates

2020
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From USD 2990 pp
(Excl. local payment )
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Overview

Deserts, Rivers & Wildlife Camping Adventure

Deserts, Rivers & Wildlife Camping Adventure, is a modified version of our longer TransKalahari Adventure, this tour offers an abundance of scenic, wildlife and cultural attractions. Walk the highest sand dunes in the world in the Namib Desert; explore the Okavango Delta with a scenic boat tour and game walks; see the wild animals of Etosha National Park; relax along the Okavango, Kwando and Chobe Rivers ending with the unforgettable sight of Victoria Falls – experience this exciting route in Overlanding style!

Whether you’re waking up to sunrise over the stark Namib Desert, bird watching in the Okavango Delta, or looking out over the city of Cape Town from the top of Table Mountain, the moments captured on our safaris are unforgettable.

THE HIGHLIGHTS:

  1. Walking in the giant dunes of Sossusvlei and the Namib Desert
  2. Optional activities in Swakopmund
  3. Game drives in Etosha National Park
  4. Game walks, mokoros ride & boat trips in the Okavango Delta
  5. The Okavango & Kwando Rivers
  6. Sunset game viewing cruise on the Chobe River
  7. Victoria Falls

Accommodation: 15 nights lodge, chalet and small hotel all with en-suite facilities.
Meals: Breakfast included throughout. 11 dinners & 2 lunches included.
Group Size: 4-16 participants.
Pre / Post Accommodation & Transfers: May be pre-booked for Windhoek & Victoria Falls.
Important: This tour is recommended for healthy, active participants looking for an adventurous holiday.

DEPARTURE GUARANTEED WITH A MINIMUM OF 4 PASSENGERS
LOCAL PARK FEE & ACTIVITY PAYMENT: R2000.00 PP PAYABLE TO GUIDE IN CASH ON DAY OF ARRIVAL

Prices are subject to change

*2020 Price is per person sharing. Excludes single supplement and any activities and meals not set out in the itinerary.
USD 2990.00 (01/04/2020 – 30/06/2020 & 01/11/2020 – 31/12/2020)
USD 3150.00 (01/07/2020 – 31/10/2020)

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Detailed Itinerary

DAY 1: WINDHOEK

The afternoon in Windhoek is free to explore the capital city of Namibia.

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Safari Court Hotel (or similar).

Meals

Meals:

No Meals

DAY 2 & 3: SESRIEM

Our journey takes us north through ever changing scenery to our accommodation located on the edge of the Namib Desert. The following morning is an early departure for Sossusvlei, stopping in the dune belt to witness the changing colours of the world’s highest sand dunes. We undertake a 5km walk to Sossusvlei and Deadvlei. In the afternoon we enjoy a short hike through the Sesriem Canyon.

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Desert Quiver Camp (or similar).

Meals

Meals:

Day 2 & 3: Breakfast & Dinner (Lunch own expense)

DAY 4 & 5: SWAKOPMUND

We reach the coast at Walvis Bay and enjoy lunch while viewing the many flamingos feeding. We arrive in Swakopmund and spend the afternoon and following day exploring this German colonial town or booking one of the numerous optional excursions (own expense). Activities available include dolphin cruises or scenic flights over the vast Namib Desert.

Accommodation

Accommodation:

The Delight (or similar).

Meals

Meals:

Day 4 & 5: Breakfast (Lunch, Dinner own expense)

DAY 6: DAMARALAND

We drive inland through the Damaraland region with its vast and rugged terrain. Its mountain ranges are intercepted by wide gravel plains, which run into sandy, vegetated riverbeds and hot, dry valleys. Our lodge is located on top of a mountain with spectacular views of the surrounding area. Spend the afternoon taking in the incredible setting or simply relaxing by the pool.

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Ugab Terrace Lodge (or similar).

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast & Dinner (Lunch own expense)

DAY 7: ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK

Today we proceed to Etosha National Park where we enjoy our first game drive and relax by the floodlight waterhole in the evening. The park’s main characteristic is a salt pan so large it can be seen from space. Yet there is abundant wildlife that congregates around the waterholes.

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Etosha Village (or similar).

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast & Dinner (Lunch own expense)

DAY 8: ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK

This Park is one of the most important reserves and game sanctuaries in Africa with thousands of wild animals such as blue wildebeest, springbok, zebra, kudu, giraffe, cheetah, leopard, lion and elephant making this area their home. The day is spent on game drive through the Park from the Western to the Eastern side of the Park.

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Mokuti Lodge (or similar).

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast & Dinner (Lunch own expense)

DAY 9: OKAVANGO RIVER

We depart Etosha and enter the Caprivi Strip where we spend the night set amongst the lush vegetation overlooking the Okavango River and Angola. An optional afternoon boat cruise on the river is available (own account).

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Hakusembe River Lodge (or similar).

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast & Dinner (Lunch own expense)

Optional Extras

Optional Extras:

Optional afternoon boat cruise on the river is available (own account).

DAY 10 & 11: OKAVANGO DELTA

Continuing into the Caprivi we cross into Botswana we travel by road to the edge of the Okavango Delta. We transfer 2-3 hours by boat to Pepere island in the delta. The following day we do mokoro and game walks on the island and the smaller islands in the area. The activities included are Mokoro trips, scenic boat tours and game walks on the island.

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Swampstop chalets (or similar )

Meals

Meals:

Day 10: Breakfast & Dinner (Lunch own expense) Day 11: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY 12: KWANDO RIVER

Departing the Delta we cross back into Namibia. We continue to the Eastern side of the Caprivi Strip and arrive at our lodge overlooking the flood plains of the Kwando River. There is an opportunity for a late afternoon game drive in the Kwando Flood Plains (own account).

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Namushasha River Lodge (or similar).

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast & Dinner (Lunch own expense)

DAY 13 & 14: CHOBE RIVER

Crossing into Botswana via the Chobe National Park we overnight on the banks of the Chobe River. Chobe is famous for its beautiful scenery, magnificent sunsets and abundance of wildlife and birdlife. We relax on a sunset game-viewing cruise on the Chobe River. Optional morning Game Drive (own account).

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Chobe Safari Lodge (or similar).

Meals

Meals:

Day 13 & 14: Breakfast & Dinner (Lunch own expense)

Optional Extras

Optional Extras:

Optional morning Game Drive

DAY 15: VICTORIA FALLS

We travel across the Zimbabwean border to Victoria Falls – without doubt one of the greatest and most spectacular sights in Africa. The afternoon and following morning is spent at leisure to browse the local markets, to experience the many optional activities on offer in the adrenalin capital of Africa including white water rafting, bungi jumping, microlighting/ airplane or helicopter flights over the Falls, and to visit the Falls (own expense).

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Cresta Sprayview hotel (or similar).

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast (Lunch, Dinner own expense)

Optional Extras

Optional Extras:

Many optional activities on offer in the adrenalin capital of Africa including white water rafting, bungi jumping, microlighting/ airplane or helicopter flights over the Falls, and to visit the Falls (own expense).

DAY 16: VICTORIA FALLS

Tour ends after breakfast.

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast

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