This is a good-value, fourteen-day camping tour that explores the highlights of northern Namibia - the Okavango delta, Chobe National Park and the Majestic Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. In addition two nights are spent in flight.
You sleep in 1.6 metre high dome tents with 5cm mattresses and mainly stay at campsites with proper showers and toilets. You travel in a minibus, unless there are more than eight, in which case it is a Toyota Hino pop- top. Group size is limited to 16 and the minimum age is 12. There is a camp assistant who undertakes chores like cooking and washing-up, and you may be required to help erect and dismantle your own tent.
These tours are great fun, very sociable and suit those who love being on the move and seeing as much as possible on their holidays. They are suitable for solo travellers, families with older children and couples. We get great feedback.
Day 1 Today you will depart London on your overnight flight to Windhoek via Johannesburg.
Day 2 On arrival today you will make your onward connecting flight from Johannesburg to Windhoek. Once you arrive, you will be met by a representative and transferred to your guest house where you will spend the night with breakfast included. Take the time out to relax and recover from your flight and prepare yourself for your adventure in the morning.
Day 3 Today you will be picked up by your guide early morning. This guide will be with you throughout the whole trip. You will be travel by road just over the border, passing through border control, into Botswana to the small town called Ghanzi Here you will overnight and experience the lovely property that is run by the San (Bushmen) people. Enjoy the evening by sitting around the fire and listening to their story telling.
Day 4 Begin your day with a very early morning walk with the Bushmen. After the walk you will then pack up and leave Ghanzi to drive north east towards the Okavango Delta. Driving through the Kalahari and passing small towns along the way. Arrive into the delta where you will enjoy the image of the lush vegetation, crystal waters and lagoons. You will set up your camp on the banks of the lagoon and stay for overnight. After setting up your camp, sit back and relax by the fire and listen to the wilderness surrounding you.
Day 5 Today you take advantage of the beautiful wilderness around you. You will travel in a more appropriate form of transport, motor boat. Some of the activities in the Delta and done in Mokoro’s – this is a traditional form of transport here – it is a dugout canoe, making it easy to maneuver through the waterways of the Okavango Delta.
Day 6 Early start today as you will head back towards Namibia via the Caprivi Strip where we will set up camp for an overnight in the Mahango Game Reserve. Camp will be set up on the edge of the Okavango River where you will be able to spot very rare Namibian antelopes, such as the roan antelope and majestic sable antelope.
Day 7 Drive east of Namibia through Katima Mulilo, where you will pass through border control into Botswana, and then into the very world famous Chobe National Park. Chobe National Park is very famous for it’s African elephant population, so driving through the park you will definitely have the opportunity to see these amazing mammals. You will camp overnight in a small town called Kasane, on the banks of the Chobe River.
Day 8 An early start to the day with a game drive through the Chobe National park. This will give you the opportunity to see the Elephants in their most active, up close as well as the chance to see some other larger game Return to camp for some lunch and relaxation before hopping onto and afternoon cruise on the Chobe River. On the River you will see many Hippo’s and crocodiles as well as smaller game along the banks. Enjoy a sun-downer as the sun sets and you return to camp.
Day 9 Today you will commence your journey up to the Kazangula border where the 4 countries meet. Complete formalities before heading to set up camp, just 2 km's from the majestic Victoria Falls. Enjoy some of the scenery and make plans for some optional activities that are available from here. Dinner will be in a local restaurant and at your own leisure this evening
Day 10 Today you will have a free day in Victoria Falls. Take this time to discover the amazing wonder that is the Victoria Falls. Visit some of the local markets or take part in one of the adventure activities such as white water rafting, bungee jumping or a helicopter flip over the falls. (all extras)
Day 11 Today you will make your journey from Victoria Falls back through the Caprivi strip and stopping in a small town called Rundu, where you will camp on the banks of the Okavango River.
Day 12 Today you will have an early start as you have a long drive to Windhoek. Here you will be passing through small towns and stopping to see some of the local wood craft before being dropped off at your guest house in Windhoek. Enjoy your final sunset and evening in Namibia before your long haul flight the next day.
Day 13 Today you will depart Windhoek for Johannesburg where you will take your connecting overnight flight to London Heathrow.
Day 14 Arrive into London this morning.
This trip has no fixed departures but restrictions may apply - check operator website
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