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

2020
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From ZAR 20995 pp
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Overview

9 Day Delta and Falls Camping Safari

The 9 day Delta and Falls Camping 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.

Spend time in Namibia’s Caprivi Strip before heading to Botswana to traverse the pristine waterways of the Okavango Delta and enjoy a boat cruise in Chobe National Park – all before arriving in Zimbabwe to see the incredible Victoria Falls.

*2020 rates. 01/03/2020 – 01/11/2020 & 01/03/2021 – 31/03/2021 . R20 995.00 per person sharing. Guaranteed departures every Tuesday with 2-4 people.Departure selected Fridays

Tour Information

DEPARTURE This tour departs on selected Fridays from Windhoek.
RETURN With the guided return to Windhoek the trip returns on a Sunday, late afternoon/early evening. For those who aren’t returning, it ends on the Saturday in Victoria Falls town.
PASSENGERS No Minimum & a maximum of 14 travelers per tour
STYLE Camping safari with limited participation.
VEHICLE 1-4 guests: Toyota Quantum / Landcruiser with a purpose built trailer.
5-14 guests: Toyota Dyna truck (a modified safari vehicle)
PLACES Caprivi, Chobe, Okavango Panhandle, Victoria Falls
COMBINATIONS This safari can also be combined with our 7 day Northern Adventure, 7 day Southern Swing, our 14 day Namibian Experience trip or any other tour to allow you to experience all of the main highlights of this region of Southern Africa.

*** NOTE Prices are subject to change

***Price is quote per person sharing. Price excludes single supplement, any additional meals or activities not set out in the itinerary. 

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Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Windhoek – Gobabis Area – Namibia

Distance: 350 km

You will be collected between 09:00 & 09:30.

Depart from Windhoek and continue to the Gobabis area for the first overnight on tour.

On arrival you will set up your tents and then go to the craft area to meet your host San family at the bush-camp. At the craft village women and men will also teach you about how they make their crafts including bow and arrows and and you will be given a chance to make some just as a try, this is hands on experience..

Weather dependent we depart on an afternoon bush walk with a small clan of Bushmen who will teach, and show you, their hunting skills such as tracking, stalking, fire making and finding underground water roots. The bush walk will be about gather bush food and other edible plants including the usage of that. It needs a sharp eyes and it’s all about technique as to where to look for those plants and this is the opportunity our guest have to experience with the oldest San people of our Kalahari.

At the end of bush walk and return to the camp we watch the sun setting over the Kalahari whilst experiencing the San cultural dances, singing, traditional games while watching the sunset. After all the activities dinner will be prepare over an open campfire and spend the evening stargazing at our camp.

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Overnight: Campsite - Gobabis area

Meals

Meals:

Lunch, Dinner

Day 2: Uakii San Camp– Guma/Okavango Delta

Distance: 650 km

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: Okavango Delta

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.

Back to camp in the late afternoon for another night by the Okavango waters.

Hightlights

Hightlights:

Included activity: We are in the territory of the River People, so this morning we leave our vehicle behind and travel in a more appropriate fashion, first by motor-boat and then by traditional Mokoro (dugout canoe), deep into the Delta.

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Overnight: Guma Lagoon Campsite

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Okavango Delta – Caprivi, Namibia

Distance: 345 km

Back on the road today, destination Namibia. Passport formalities completed you go directly into the Mahango Game Reserve, a small but excellent park right on the edge of the Okavango River. Game drive your way through Mahango and have the chance to spot rarely seen Namibian species such as roan antelope the majestic sable antelope.

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: Kwando – Chobe National Park, Kasane, Botswana

Kwando – Chobe National Park, Kasane, Botswana Distance: (230 km) (420 km)

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 National Park, Kasane, Botswana

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 ChobeRiver 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:

Overnight: Chobe Safari Lodge – Campsite

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast, Lunch ,Dinner

Day 7: Kasane – Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Kasane – Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe Distance: 80 km

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.

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.

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

Hightlights

Hightlights:

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Overnight: Victoria Falls Rest Camp

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast, Lunch (Dinner own expense)

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 (Lunch, Dinner own expense)

Optional Extras

Optional Extras:

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

Day 9: Victoria Falls – Rundu, Namibia

Victoria Falls – Rundu, Namibia Distance: 700 km

We say farewell to all the travelers 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.

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: Grounds of a lodge on the banks for the Okavango River

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10: Rundu – Windhoek

Rundu – Windhoek Distance: 800 km

Another early start and another long drive. We head south through KavangoProvince, 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.

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast, Lunch

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