• 8 Days from
    $2175 p/p in USD
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Destinations

Destinations

Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe,

Tour Type

Tour Type

Guided, Small Group

Safari Standard

Safari Standard

Mid Range

Tour Overview

Begin your eight-day journey of discovery in Namibia and end off at the Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. Equally magnificent, each region offers a unique 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, 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 meet the San (Bushmen), do a Mokoro excursion in the Okavango Delta, 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 will experience many sides of Southern Africa.

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General Information

  • Safari types:
    Birding Safari, Cultural Safari, Desert Safari, Guided Safari, Wildlife Safari
  • You will visit:
    Okavango Delta, Kasane, Chobe National Park, Maun, Victoria Falls
  • Wildlife:
    Birds, Elephant, Giraffe, Hippo, Big Five
  • Activities:
    Game Viewing, Hiking, Mokoro, Boat Cruise, Light Aircraft, Nature Walk, Sightseeing Tour, Optional Activities
  • Getting around:
    Overland Truck
  • Start/end:
    Start in Windhoek, Namibia, end in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
  • Minimum age:
    18

Tour Highlights

Ghanzi: Appreciate and explore the Kalahari with the San (Bushmen) tribe.

The Okavango Delta: Once you are comfortable and laid back in your mokoro, the slow and tranquil journey into The Delta begins.

Elephant Sands: Elephant Sands is famous for its wildlife watering hole, voted as one of the top ten watering holes in Africa.  

 Chobe National Park: Explore the park on the Chobe river during your included afternoon sunset boat cruise and on an optional morning game drive.

Victoria Falls: Cross into Zimbabwe and enjoy a short drive to the magnificent Victoria Falls and its charming little town.

Please refer to optional activity sheet.

Rates – Per Person USD

From USD 2,175 per person

Single Supplement – USD 252

What's Included

  • Transport: Premium Overland Safari Truck
  • Meals: 7 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 5 Dinners
  • Accommodation: Hotel (1 nt), Bungalows/Lodges (5 nts), Tented Rooms (1 nt)
  • Entrance fees: Okavango Delta, Chobe National Park
  • Activities: 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

What's Excluded

  • Flights
  • Visas
  • Travel Insurance
  • Medical Insurance
  • Departure Transfers
  • Victoria Falls: Please take note that the park entry to Victoria Falls is not included

Disclaimer

  • This itinerary is owned and delivered by ‘Africa4us
  • All prices are ‘From’ and may vary at the time of booking
  • Display price is usually based on two people sharing
  • Africa4us‘ reserves the right to change the content and price of the itinerary
  • All itineraries are subject to availability

Day by Day Overview

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.

Overnight: Windhoek City (please refer to the final rooming list)
Included Activities: Airport Transfer, Welcome Meeting at 18:00
Optional Activities: Explore the City, Craft Market

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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
Travel time: 9 hrs
Overnight: Ghanzi Trail Blazers or similar
Activities Optional: Bushmen Dances PM

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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 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
Travel time: 5 hrs
Overnight: Island Safar Lodge or similar
Activities Included: Bushmen Walk 
Activities Optional: Delta Flight

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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 eco system 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
Overnight: Island Safar Lodge or similar
Activities Included: Okavango Delta Experience
Entrance Fees Incl: Okavango Delta

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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
Travel time: 6 hrs
Overnight: Tented Rooms – Elephant Sands or similar

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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.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Travel time: 4 hrs 
Overnight: Thebe River Safaris or similar
Activities Included: Chobe Boat Cruise
Entrance Fees Incl: Chobe National Park

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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
Travel time: 3 hrs
Overnight: Phezulu Lodge or similar (please refer to the final rooming list)
Activities Optional: Chobe Game Drive, White Water Rafting, Bungee Jumping, Helicopter Flights, Boat Cruise

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Our last goodbye, a healthy breakfast, and the end of another incredible tour.

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