Delta and Falls Safari

The Details

Type: Camping Camping
Start: Windhoek Namibia
Length: 7 - 14 Days
End: Windhoek Namibia
Comfort: Standard
Vehicle: Overland Vehicle
Group Size: Large (>12 People)
Countries: Namibia Botswana Zimbabwe

Tour Dates

2018
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Overview

The 9 day Delta & Falls Safari is the perfect way to travel from Windhoek to visit two of the world’s natural wonders, the Okavango Delta in Botswana and the mighty Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. This trip stands alone, but it is also designed to be completed in combination with most of our other scheduled itineraries. You will spend one night with the San Bushmen and then on for two nights beside a pristine lagoon in the Delta and then travel back into Namibia to traverse, over two nights the little visited Caprivi Region. Back into Botswana to Kasane for a boat cruise into the Chobe National Park and then on to Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe and “The Smoke That Thunders”, the awesome Victoria Falls.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Dqae Qare San Lodge - Campsite, Ghanzi

We drive to our wilderness bush camp, which is based on a local farm in the Kalahari, near Buitepos Border, via the eastern village of Witvlei. On arrival we set up camp, enjoy a relaxing afternoon, wait for the sun to set and enjoy a fire cooked dinner and the tranquility of an evening in a remote wilderness environment. Included activity: Bushman dancing.

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Overnight: Dqae Qare San Lodge - Campsite

Meals

Meals:

Lunch,Dinner

Day 2: Guma Lagoon Campsite, Okavango Panhandle

An early start and a quick stop in Ghanzi to collect any last minute supplies before continuing east and north, traversing the linear dunes of the Kalahari and passing through small towns along the way. A change in vegetation heralds our arrival on the very western edge of one of the natural wonders of the world, the Okavango Delta. Here we turn north for some way before again pointing our wheels west as we enter the Delta proper. We see our first glimpse of the crystal waters through the lush vegetation and we make our camp on the banks of a pristine African lagoon.

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Overnight: Guma Lagoon Campsite

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner

Day 3: Guma Lagoon Campsite, Okavango Panhandle

Mokoro’s will be our main form of transport. These amazing traditional craft are perfectly designed for the narrow waterways of the Okavango and allow us to travel further into the Delta than if we were using more modern forms of transport. Mokoro’s carry three people, two seated passengers and one driver. The driver stands in the rear of the canoe, (a real feat of balance), and uses a long wooden pole to propel and steer the Mokoro through the twisting channels. It really is the only way to travel in this area.

Hightlights

Hightlights:

Mokoro Trips

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Overnight: Guma Lagoon Campsite

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner

Day 4: Camp Kwando, Linyanti Concessions

Back on the road today, destination Namibia. Passport formalities completed we travel on the main road through the Mahango Game Reserve to Bagani. Continue your drive along the Caprivi Strip, Namibia. This strip of land is a long narrow stretch of territory running along Botswana’s northern border. It is a landscape of broadleaf forest with many small communities dotted along our route.

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Overnight: Camp Kwando

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner

Day 5: Chobe Safari Lodge – Campsite, Chobe River Front

Lizauli Traditional Village is a community tourism product that gives visitors a glimpse of life in a traditional village. Amongst the things they show visitors are how to stamp a millet, how grain used to be stored, the chicken house (stantwe), and transportation that were used. You can also see how blacksmiths forge metal tools and knives while an assistant operates the hand-made bellows. Visitors also have the opportunity to interact with a traditional healer. We transit to Namibia’s easternmost town, Katima Mulilo. A short break here before crossing back across the border into Botswana. The road takes you directly into the world famous Chobe National Park. Chobe has the world’s largest population of African Elephants and the chances of seeing some big game are very good as you transit through the park to the small town of Kasane for overnight on the banks for the Chobe River.

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Overnight: Chobe Safari Lodge - Campsite

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner

Day 6: Chobe Safari Lodge – Campsite , Chobe River Front

An early hot drink before we head off on a leisurely game drive, exploring the wonders of the Chobe National Park by road. Game drives within the park offer the opportunity to view abundant elephant and other big game species up close, and there is also the possibility of an encounter with one of the large predators. Time to relax over lunch at our camp before joining a river boat cruise, back into the park. From the boat we will have the chance to see a huge amount of wild game, both on the river banks and in the waters swirling around us. Crocodiles and hippos abound in the forbidding Chobe River and on the land side there is often a kaleidoscope of different antelope and species such as elephant, buffalo and even the Big Cats come to the river banks for their sundowner drink. The Chobe River provides a very broad habitat for bird life and it is possible to see many beautiful species of our feathered friends.

Hightlights

Hightlights:

Chobe Game Viewing, Chobe Boat Cruises

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Chobe Safari Lodge – Campsite

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner

Day 7: Victoria Falls Rest Camp, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Our journey today takes us to the Kazangula border, this is the near meeting point of four countries (Namibia, Botswana, Zambia & Zimbabwe). Upon completion of border formalities, we make the short drive to the town of Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. Victoria Falls presents a spectacular sight of awe-inspiring beauty and grandeur on the Zambezi River, forming the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe. It was described by the Kololo tribe living in the area in the 1800’s as ‘Mosi-oa-Tunya’ – ‘The Smoke that Thunders’. In more modern terms Victoria Falls is known as the greatest curtain of falling water in the world. Our campsite is situated right in the middle of Victoria Falls town making it a perfect place to be based with all amenities within walking distance. The Rest Camp is only 2km’s from the falls making it the closest campsite to the Victoria Falls. This afternoon your guide will help you organise the many optional activities available in Victoria Falls. These include white water rafting, bungi jumping, other excursions on the river and scenic flights to mention but a few. Dinner will be in a local restaurant at your own expense.

Hightlights

Hightlights:

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Overnight: Victoria Falls Rest Camp

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast,Lunch

Optional Extras

Optional Extras:

All extra activities are subject to availability and are done at the clients own risk and expense.

Day 8: Victoria Falls Rest Camp, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

This is a free day for you to explore the area or to take part in optional activities. It’s a wonderful opportunity to relax a bit after your trip. For some of you, this will be your final night and what a fantastic place to enjoy your last evening with your group. Lunch and dinner today, are not included in the price of the trip.

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Overnight: Victoria Falls Rest Camp

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast

Optional Extras

Optional Extras:

Sundowner Cruise Helicopter Flight (25min) Upper Zambezi Canoe Trip White Water Rafting

Day 9: N'Kwazi River Lodge, Kavango

We say farewell to all the travellers flying out today. For those people returning to Windhoek, Namibia it is an early start and a long drive. We are in transit only and will not be stopping to take in the sights along the way. We will traverse the Caprivi Strip and will spend the night near the small town of Rundu in northern Namibia Please also note that for clients not returning to Namibia (maybe flying out later), your tent and all equipment, guide and assistant will all be leaving around 06.30 am so you will need to be up and about that morning early. If you would like to have a more leisurely morning, you may want to consider booking into an hotel for this night. We camp in the grounds of a lodge on the banks for the Okavango River, looking into Angola on the far river bank. Dinner tonight will be in the restaurant at the lodge and is included in the price of your transfer.

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Overnight: N'Kwazi River Lodge

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner

Day 10: Departure

Another early start and another long drive. We head south through Kavango Province, down through the towns of Grootfontein, Otjiwarongo and Okahandja before reaching our final destination, Windhoek. There will be stops at some of the local woodcarving stalls as well as the market at Okahandja before arriving in the city. You will be dropped off at your accommodation within the city limits of Windhoek.

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast,Lunch

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