12 Day Swakopmund to Vic Falls

From R 18450

DURATION:

12 DAYS

STARTING POINT:

SWAKOPMUND

ENDING POINT:

VICTORIA FALLS

TOUR TYPE:

Overland Tour

TOUR CODE:

ANONVF12

Victoria Falls

This epic 12-day overland trip takes you through Namibian and Botswana, up to the mighty Victoria Falls.

This tour starts in Swakopmund and heads up towards Spitzkoppe. After this you will spend some time in Etosha National Park for some spectacular game viewing. In Botswana you will visit the Okavango Delta, famous for its game, mokoro trips and beautiful vistas. The tour continues with a visit to Chobe National Park for a game drive and a boat cruise. The last highlight of the tour is the incredible Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. Where there are plenty of activities on offer.

This trip is also available in reverse order If you wish to start in Victoria Falls and finish in Namibia.

12 Day Swakopmund to Vic Falls

Please Note that the below itinerary is for the camping version of this tour. The accommodated itinerary may be slightly different. Please contact us if you are interested in the accommodated tour’s itinerary.

Day 1 – Spitzkoppe to Brandberg

Leaving early, we make our way to the massive granite formations of Spitzkoppe which tower 700 metres above the desert plains below. The presence of rock art indicates their significance to the San people who lived here many years ago. We will enjoy a walk and have the opportunity to view some examples of the San’s rock art before setting off for our overnight stop for the evening.

Accommodation Brandberg White Lady https://www.brandbergwllodge.com/wmenu.php
Campsite with Shared Ablutions
Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.

Route: Swakopmund to Brandberg (via Spitzkoppe)
Meals: Lunch, Dinner
Included Highlight: Visit and explore Spitzkoppe

Day 2 – Brandberg White Lady

The Brandberg (Burning Mountains) are regarded as the highest in Namibia and home to the famous White Lady, one of more than 45,000 rock paintings in the area. This morning we will make the 1-hour hike to visit the painting that is said to be around 2,000 years old. (Please be advised that the hike does traverse rough terrain along the gorge of the normally dry Tsisab River). After our exploration, our journey continues to the area of Kamanjab.

Accommodation Toko Lodge http://www.tokolodge.co/
Campsite with Shared Ablutions
Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.

Route: Uis to Kamanjab
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Included Highlight: Brandberg White Lady hike

Day 3 – Etosha National Park

Rising early this morning we drive to the Etosha National Park. Etosha is the venue for some of the most unique game viewing experiences in Africa. This afternoon we reach the park and begin with our first game drive as we make our way to the rest camp.

Accommodation NWR: Okaukuejo http://www.nwr.com.na
Campsite with Shared Ablutions
Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.

Route: Kamanjab to Etosha National Park
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Included Highlight: Afternoon game drive in the truck

Day 4 – Etosha National Park

Our second day in Etosha allows for a full day to continue our exploration of the park. No day on safari is ever the same and the suspense before that special sighting is the motivation that keeps our eyes wide open. We explore the edges of Etosha Pan in search of the abundant wildlife that occurs in the park.

Accommodation NWR: Okaukuejo http://www.nwr.com.na
Campsite with Shared Ablutions
Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.

Route: Etosha National Park
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Included Highlight: Full day game drive in the truck

Day 5 – Windhoek

It is an early rise as we take aim for Windhoek, the capital city of Namibia. Upon arrival in Windhoek, we will take a short walk through the city centre and have the opportunity to view some its better known landmarks. (Our accommodation for the night is situated halfway between the city and the airport).

Accommodation Heja Game Lodge http://www.hejalodge.com
Two per Room with En-suite Bathroom
Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.

Route: Etosha National Park to Windhoek
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Included Highlight: Walk through Windhoek with your guide

Day 6 – Botswana – Ghanzi

Today we travel east and make our way to neighbouring Botswana and the Kalahari Desert. Starkly different to the Namib Desert after which Namibia is named, the Kalahari is no less dramatic and covers over 900 000 square kilometres. The San people have long been associated with this harsh environment and this afternoon we will enjoy an informative guided walk with the San community. Tonight we enjoy a dance evening that provides an insight into their culture of song, dance and story-telling.

Accommodation Ghanzi Trail Blazers http://ghanzitrailblazers.co.bw
Campsite with Shared Ablutions
Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.

Route: Windhoek to Ghanzi
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Included Highlight: San Tribal dance in evening / San Guided Walk (this activity could take place the next morning)/ San Tribal dance in evening Border Post: Namibia: Buitepos, Tel: +264 62 560401, Open: 07h00-24h00 Botswana: Mamanu, Tel: +267 (0) 659 2013/2064, Open: 07h00-24h00

Day 7 – Okavango Delta

This morning we rise early and head towards Maun, where upon arrival in Maun this afternoon, you will have the opportunity to go on an optional scenic flight over the Delta (time and weather permitting). This evening our guide will prepare us on what to expect on our full day excursion into the Okavango Delta.

Accommodation Sedia Riverside Lodge http://sedia-hotel.com/
Campsite with Shared Ablutions Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.

Route: Ghanzi to Maun
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Optional Activity: Okavango Delta scenic flight

Day 8 – Okavango Delta Excursion

The most rewarding and enjoyable way to explore and experience the beauty and serenity of this intricate system of lily covered channels and lagoons is by mokoro. Heading out early, we will be transferred by safari vehicle to the poling station (approximately 1 hour transfer) where we will meet the polers who will be escorting us into the Delta. The polers will steer us through the serene area of narrow, reed lined channels which open out onto beautiful lagoons. Reaching one of the many islands, a nature walk may be taken with your poler. After the walk, we return by mokoro through the channels back to the poling station. While the mokoro trail is not primarily a game viewing activity, a variety of game may be spotted in this pristine wilderness area, including elephant, giraffe, kudu, impala and zebra.

Accommodation Sedia Riverside Lodge http://sedia-hotel.com/
Campsite with Shared Ablutions Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.

Route: Maun – poling station – Okavango Delta – Maun
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Included Highlight: Okavango Delta Day Excursion

Day 9 – Nata

Leaving Maun behind us this morning we make our way towards the town of Nata. We will spend most of the day in our truck as we journey across the northern reaches of the Makgadikgadi Pans. On arrival at Nata Lodge, you have the opportunity to enjoy an afternoon guided game drive to the Makgadikgadi Pans, which forms the breeding ground for a host of water birds including pelicans and flamingo in their thousands.

Accommodation Nata Lodge http://underonebotswanasky.com/camps/nata-lodge.php
Campsite with Shared Ablutions
Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.

Route: Maun to Nata
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Optional Activity: Makgadikgadi Salt Pans (Nata Sanctuary)

Day 10 – Chobe National Park

We rise early this morning as we continue north to our camp on the banks of the Chobe River. This afternoon is set aside for exploring the Chobe National Park. We begin our exploration in 4×4 vehicles, which allows us an up close and personal experience with the many elephants that frequent the river in the afternoons. The afternoon ends with a leisurely boat cruise and a meal served around the campfire.

Accommodation Thebe River Safaris http://www.theberiversafaris.com
Campsite with Shared Ablutions
Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.

Route: Nata to Kasane
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Included Highlight: Chobe National Park boat cruise
Optional Activity: Chobe National Park Game Drive

Day 11 – Zimbabwe -Victoria Falls

With the memories of our wildlife encounters firmly etched in our minds, we cross the border into Zimbabwe this morning and travel the short distance to Victoria Falls. Today you will have the opportunity to visit the spectacular Victoria Falls at your leisure, also known by the local name of “Mosi-oa Tunya” (the smoke that thunders). While much of today is dedicated to viewing the mighty Zambezi River as it drops into the Batoka Gorge below, the bustling adventure town of Victoria Falls also offers a range of optional activities for those wanting a dose of adrenaline in the afternoon. For the more relaxed traveller there are craft markets and coffee shops on offer as well.

Accommodation Victoria Falls Rainbow Hotel https://rtgafrica.com/victoria-falls-rainbow/
Two per Room with En-suite Bathroom
Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.

Route: Kasane to Victoria Falls
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Optional Activity: Victoria Falls National Park Entry
Border Post: Botswana: Kazangula Road, Tel: +267 62 50320 / Open: 06h00-20h00
Zimbabwe: Kzangula Road, Open: 06h00-20h00

Day 12 – Victoria Falls

Your tour comes to an end after breakfast and with the many activities on offer in Victoria Falls, today is the perfect day for the adventure that most suits your style. Whether rafting the mighty Zambezi River or enjoying a flight over the Falls, this is your day to enjoy the many attractions on offer in Victoria Falls.

Accommodation Post tour accommodation can be booked through your travel agent.

Meals: Breakfast
Optional Activity: Zambezi Sunset Cruise, Bungee Jump, Helicopter Flights, White Water Rafting

Camping – R18450 excl Activity Package

Camping Single Supplement – R790

Camping Activity Package – R1640

Accommodated – R25950 excl Activity Package

Accommodated Single Supplement – R4770

Accommodated Activity Package – R1640

Includes:

All meals as per itinerary which are prepared and served at the truck / accommodation / qualified crew / filtered water / transport in the truck / included highlights as per the itinerary / entrance fees to National Parks.

Excludes:

Items of a personal nature (snacks, alcohol, soft drinks, tips) / entrance fees (associated with optional activities) / souvenirs

Please note that maps shown are a rough guide. Exact locations and routes might differ slightly to what is shown. Please refer to the tour itinerary for a more precise route.

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12 Day Swakopmund to Vic Falls

R18,450.00

This epic 12-day overland trip takes you through Namibian and Botswana, up to the mighty Victoria Falls.

This tour starts in Swakopmund and heads up towards Spitzkoppe. After this you will spend some time in Etosha National Park for some spectacular game viewing. In Botswana you will visit the Okavango Delta, famous for its game, mokoro trips and beautiful vistas. The tour continues with a visit to Chobe National Park for a game drive and a boat cruise. The last highlight of the tour is the incredible Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. Where there are plenty of activities on offer.

This trip is also available in reverse order If you wish to start in Victoria Falls and finish in Namibia.

Description

Please Note that the below itinerary is for the camping version of this tour. The accommodated itinerary may be slightly different. Please contact us if you are interested in the accommodated tour’s itinerary.

Day 1 – Spitzkoppe to Brandberg

Leaving early, we make our way to the massive granite formations of Spitzkoppe which tower 700 metres above the desert plains below. The presence of rock art indicates their significance to the San people who lived here many years ago. We will enjoy a walk and have the opportunity to view some examples of the San’s rock art before setting off for our overnight stop for the evening.

Accommodation Brandberg White Lady https://www.brandbergwllodge.com/wmenu.php
Campsite with Shared Ablutions
Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.

Route: Swakopmund to Brandberg (via Spitzkoppe)
Meals: Lunch, Dinner
Included Highlight: Visit and explore Spitzkoppe

Day 2 – Brandberg White Lady

The Brandberg (Burning Mountains) are regarded as the highest in Namibia and home to the famous White Lady, one of more than 45,000 rock paintings in the area. This morning we will make the 1-hour hike to visit the painting that is said to be around 2,000 years old. (Please be advised that the hike does traverse rough terrain along the gorge of the normally dry Tsisab River). After our exploration, our journey continues to the area of Kamanjab.

Accommodation Toko Lodge http://www.tokolodge.co/
Campsite with Shared Ablutions
Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.

Route: Uis to Kamanjab
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Included Highlight: Brandberg White Lady hike

Day 3 – Etosha National Park

Rising early this morning we drive to the Etosha National Park. Etosha is the venue for some of the most unique game viewing experiences in Africa. This afternoon we reach the park and begin with our first game drive as we make our way to the rest camp.

Accommodation NWR: Okaukuejo http://www.nwr.com.na
Campsite with Shared Ablutions
Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.

Route: Kamanjab to Etosha National Park
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Included Highlight: Afternoon game drive in the truck

Day 4 – Etosha National Park

Our second day in Etosha allows for a full day to continue our exploration of the park. No day on safari is ever the same and the suspense before that special sighting is the motivation that keeps our eyes wide open. We explore the edges of Etosha Pan in search of the abundant wildlife that occurs in the park.

Accommodation NWR: Okaukuejo http://www.nwr.com.na
Campsite with Shared Ablutions
Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.

Route: Etosha National Park
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Included Highlight: Full day game drive in the truck

Day 5 – Windhoek

It is an early rise as we take aim for Windhoek, the capital city of Namibia. Upon arrival in Windhoek, we will take a short walk through the city centre and have the opportunity to view some its better known landmarks. (Our accommodation for the night is situated halfway between the city and the airport).

Accommodation Heja Game Lodge http://www.hejalodge.com
Two per Room with En-suite Bathroom
Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.

Route: Etosha National Park to Windhoek
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Included Highlight: Walk through Windhoek with your guide

Day 6 – Botswana – Ghanzi

Today we travel east and make our way to neighbouring Botswana and the Kalahari Desert. Starkly different to the Namib Desert after which Namibia is named, the Kalahari is no less dramatic and covers over 900 000 square kilometres. The San people have long been associated with this harsh environment and this afternoon we will enjoy an informative guided walk with the San community. Tonight we enjoy a dance evening that provides an insight into their culture of song, dance and story-telling.

Accommodation Ghanzi Trail Blazers http://ghanzitrailblazers.co.bw
Campsite with Shared Ablutions
Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.

Route: Windhoek to Ghanzi
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Included Highlight: San Tribal dance in evening / San Guided Walk (this activity could take place the next morning)/ San Tribal dance in evening Border Post: Namibia: Buitepos, Tel: +264 62 560401, Open: 07h00-24h00 Botswana: Mamanu, Tel: +267 (0) 659 2013/2064, Open: 07h00-24h00

Day 7 – Okavango Delta

This morning we rise early and head towards Maun, where upon arrival in Maun this afternoon, you will have the opportunity to go on an optional scenic flight over the Delta (time and weather permitting). This evening our guide will prepare us on what to expect on our full day excursion into the Okavango Delta.

Accommodation Sedia Riverside Lodge http://sedia-hotel.com/
Campsite with Shared Ablutions Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.

Route: Ghanzi to Maun
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Optional Activity: Okavango Delta scenic flight

Day 8 – Okavango Delta Excursion

The most rewarding and enjoyable way to explore and experience the beauty and serenity of this intricate system of lily covered channels and lagoons is by mokoro. Heading out early, we will be transferred by safari vehicle to the poling station (approximately 1 hour transfer) where we will meet the polers who will be escorting us into the Delta. The polers will steer us through the serene area of narrow, reed lined channels which open out onto beautiful lagoons. Reaching one of the many islands, a nature walk may be taken with your poler. After the walk, we return by mokoro through the channels back to the poling station. While the mokoro trail is not primarily a game viewing activity, a variety of game may be spotted in this pristine wilderness area, including elephant, giraffe, kudu, impala and zebra.

Accommodation Sedia Riverside Lodge http://sedia-hotel.com/
Campsite with Shared Ablutions Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.

Route: Maun – poling station – Okavango Delta – Maun
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Included Highlight: Okavango Delta Day Excursion

Day 9 – Nata

Leaving Maun behind us this morning we make our way towards the town of Nata. We will spend most of the day in our truck as we journey across the northern reaches of the Makgadikgadi Pans. On arrival at Nata Lodge, you have the opportunity to enjoy an afternoon guided game drive to the Makgadikgadi Pans, which forms the breeding ground for a host of water birds including pelicans and flamingo in their thousands.

Accommodation Nata Lodge http://underonebotswanasky.com/camps/nata-lodge.php
Campsite with Shared Ablutions
Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.

Route: Maun to Nata
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Optional Activity: Makgadikgadi Salt Pans (Nata Sanctuary)

Day 10 – Chobe National Park

We rise early this morning as we continue north to our camp on the banks of the Chobe River. This afternoon is set aside for exploring the Chobe National Park. We begin our exploration in 4×4 vehicles, which allows us an up close and personal experience with the many elephants that frequent the river in the afternoons. The afternoon ends with a leisurely boat cruise and a meal served around the campfire.

Accommodation Thebe River Safaris http://www.theberiversafaris.com
Campsite with Shared Ablutions
Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.

Route: Nata to Kasane
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Included Highlight: Chobe National Park boat cruise
Optional Activity: Chobe National Park Game Drive

Day 11 – Zimbabwe -Victoria Falls

With the memories of our wildlife encounters firmly etched in our minds, we cross the border into Zimbabwe this morning and travel the short distance to Victoria Falls. Today you will have the opportunity to visit the spectacular Victoria Falls at your leisure, also known by the local name of “Mosi-oa Tunya” (the smoke that thunders). While much of today is dedicated to viewing the mighty Zambezi River as it drops into the Batoka Gorge below, the bustling adventure town of Victoria Falls also offers a range of optional activities for those wanting a dose of adrenaline in the afternoon. For the more relaxed traveller there are craft markets and coffee shops on offer as well.

Accommodation Victoria Falls Rainbow Hotel https://rtgafrica.com/victoria-falls-rainbow/
Two per Room with En-suite Bathroom
Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.

Route: Kasane to Victoria Falls
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Optional Activity: Victoria Falls National Park Entry
Border Post: Botswana: Kazangula Road, Tel: +267 62 50320 / Open: 06h00-20h00
Zimbabwe: Kzangula Road, Open: 06h00-20h00

Day 12 – Victoria Falls

Your tour comes to an end after breakfast and with the many activities on offer in Victoria Falls, today is the perfect day for the adventure that most suits your style. Whether rafting the mighty Zambezi River or enjoying a flight over the Falls, this is your day to enjoy the many attractions on offer in Victoria Falls.

Accommodation Post tour accommodation can be booked through your travel agent.

Meals: Breakfast
Optional Activity: Zambezi Sunset Cruise, Bungee Jump, Helicopter Flights, White Water Rafting

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