12 Day Namibia to Vic Falls Overland Tour

From R 16095

DURATION:

12 DAYS

STARTING POINT:

SWAKOPMUND

ENDING POINT:

LIVINGSTONE

TOUR TYPE:

Overland Tour

TOUR CODE:

AACNV12

This African overland trip is the perfect way to experience the top deserts and waterways of Southern Africa all in one trip. The vastly changing landscapes make for perfect photo opportunities. Starting in Swakopmund you will wind through the Namib desert and view game in Etosha National Park before heading over to Botswana for a drastic change in scenery. From the dry arid sand oceans of Namibia to the winding water ways of the Okavango Delta and the Chobe River, and finally ending at one of the natural wonders of the world, Victoria Falls. So if you’re looking for an African overland adventure that includes a little bit of everything, then this is the tour for you.
*This tour is also available with an extension from Cape Town, or in reverse from Livingstone to Swakopmund.

12 Day Namibia to Vic Falls Overland Tour

Day 1 – Victoria Falls

Today is your arrival day in Victoria Falls and here you will get the opportunity to visit the spectacular Victoria Falls at your own leisure. The bustling adventure town of Victoria Falls also offers a range of optional activities for those wanting a dose of adrenaline. For the more relaxed traveller there are craft markets to explore and a delicious high tea is on offer at the Victoria Falls Hotel.

Optional Activity: Visit to the falls, Bungee Jump, Gorge Swing, Sunset Cruise, Helicopter Flights, Boma Dinner Experience.

Day 2 – Victoria Falls – Kasane

After breakfast we travel the short distance to the Botswana border, crossing into Botswana to set up camp on the banks of the Chobe River. For those who have purchased the activity package we begin our exploration in 4×4 vehicles and enjoy an afternoon game drive through the Chobe national park followed by a boat cruise in the afternoon, which allows us an up close and personal experience with the many elephants that frequent the Chobe riverfront in the afternoon.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Activity Package: Chobe National Park Game Drive, Chobe National Park Boat Cruise

Day 3 – Nata

Leaving Kasane early, we set off for Nata where we will overnight. Our activity package will afford us the opportunity to enjoy an afternoon guided excursion to the Pans and Nata Sanctuary to appreciate the spectacular view and a sundowner.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Activity Package: Makgadikgadi Salt Pans (Nata Sanctuary)

Day 4 – Maun

Our journey today takes us across the northern reaches of the Makgadikgadi Pans and the road to Maun is lined with majestic views of the iconic Baobab tree. Upon arrival in Maun,

you will have the opportunity to enjoy an optional scenic flight over the Okavango Delta (time and weather permitting). Those guests who have pre-purchased the upgrade package will be transferred into the Delta today and will re-join the group on the morning of day 6. Please speak to your consultant for a copy of the programme for your Okavango Delta Excursion.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Optional Activity: Scenic fight over the Okavango Delta

Day 5 – Okavango Delta

The most rewarding and enjoyable way to explore and experience the beauty and serenity of this intricate system of lily covered channels and lagoonsis 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 encountered in this pristine wilderness area, including elephant, giraffe, kudu, impala and zebra.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6 – Maun to Central Kalahari District

We travel to the Ghanzi district in the central Kalahari and this afternoon we enjoy a guided walk with our San hosts. This is an opportunity to learn more about the San culture and interaction with their Desert environment. Tonight we get a first-hand experience of the San culture, well known for its rich traditions of song, dance and story-telling. The nomadic San are hunter-gatherers that have passed down a rich knowledge of the plants and animals that play such an important part in their lifestyle

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7 – Ghanzi – Windhoek

We start early this morning as we continue west and cross the border into Namibia, travelling onwards to the capital city of Windhoek. 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).

Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 8 – Windhoek

Leaving the city of Windhoek early, we have a full day of driving ahead of us and will reach the gates of Etosha National Park in the late afternoon. We begin with our first game drive as we enter the park and travel the short distance to our overnight rest camp for the night.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 9 – Etosha National Park

Etosha is the venue for some of the most unique game viewing experiences in Africa. Today we have a full-day to explore the edges of the Etosha Pan in search of the abundant wildlife that occurs in the park. Our truck offers us an elevated platform and we will spend some time at the many waterholes dotted throughout the park.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10 – Kamanjab

We will rise early and enjoy our last game drive through Etosha as we make our way to the gates and exit the park. Sit back and enjoy the scenery of rugged mountains and dry river beds.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 11 – 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. After reaching our destination for the day, this afternoon 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).

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 12 – Swakopmund

The massive granite formations of Spitzkoppe tower 700 metres above the desert plains below and the presence of rock art indicates their significance to the San people who lived here many years ago. We will enjoy a walk with a local guide and have the opportunity to view some examples of the San’s rock art before setting off for the seaside town of Swakopmund. Swakopmund is well known for its many adventure activities, coffee shops and rich German influence. Although you tour comes to an end upon arrival in Swakopmund, this evening you will have the opportunity to book some of the many exciting activities on offer should you wish to extend your stay in Swakopmund.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Activity Package

Listed below are activities and highlights that form part of an “Optional Activity Package”.  You will need to purchase this package if you would like to partake in what we consider to be “essential activities” on our tours.  The Activity Package has been written into the itinerary of the tour so please keep this in mind as if you don’t book the package, the activities won’t be included.  We suggest that you prebook and prepay for your Activity Package to ensure availability.

•    Chobe National Park Boat cruise
•    Makgadikgardi Pans excursion
•    Chobe National Park game drive

 

 

Camping – R16095 excl Adventure Pass
Camping Adventure Pass – R5520
Accommodated – R29405 excl Adventure Pass
Accommodated Adventure Pass – R5520

Includes:

Meals & Highlights as per itinerary, Accommodation, Guides and Transport

Excludes:

Adventure Pass Activities and Excursions (optional), visas, travel insurance, flight departure taxes, airport transfers, optional activities, tips, drinks, sleeping bag and items of personal nature. NB: Dinner in Windhoek on day 4 and Lunch and dinner in Livingstone on day 11 is not included in the tour price

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 Namibia to Vic Falls Overland Tour

R16,095.00

This African overland trip is the perfect way to experience the top deserts and waterways of Southern Africa all in one trip. The vastly changing landscapes make for perfect photo opportunities. Starting in Swakopmund you will wind through the Namib desert and view game in Etosha National Park before heading over to Botswana for a drastic change in scenery. From the dry arid sand oceans of Namibia to the winding water ways of the Okavango Delta and the Chobe River, and finally ending at one of the natural wonders of the world, Victoria Falls. So if you’re looking for an African overland adventure that includes a little bit of everything, then this is the tour for you.
*This tour is also available with an extension from Cape Town, or in reverse from Livingstone to Swakopmund.

Description

Day 1 – Victoria Falls

Today is your arrival day in Victoria Falls and here you will get the opportunity to visit the spectacular Victoria Falls at your own leisure. The bustling adventure town of Victoria Falls also offers a range of optional activities for those wanting a dose of adrenaline. For the more relaxed traveller there are craft markets to explore and a delicious high tea is on offer at the Victoria Falls Hotel.

Optional Activity: Visit to the falls, Bungee Jump, Gorge Swing, Sunset Cruise, Helicopter Flights, Boma Dinner Experience.

Day 2 – Victoria Falls – Kasane

After breakfast we travel the short distance to the Botswana border, crossing into Botswana to set up camp on the banks of the Chobe River. For those who have purchased the activity package we begin our exploration in 4×4 vehicles and enjoy an afternoon game drive through the Chobe national park followed by a boat cruise in the afternoon, which allows us an up close and personal experience with the many elephants that frequent the Chobe riverfront in the afternoon.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Activity Package: Chobe National Park Game Drive, Chobe National Park Boat Cruise

Day 3 – Nata

Leaving Kasane early, we set off for Nata where we will overnight. Our activity package will afford us the opportunity to enjoy an afternoon guided excursion to the Pans and Nata Sanctuary to appreciate the spectacular view and a sundowner.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Activity Package: Makgadikgadi Salt Pans (Nata Sanctuary)

Day 4 – Maun

Our journey today takes us across the northern reaches of the Makgadikgadi Pans and the road to Maun is lined with majestic views of the iconic Baobab tree. Upon arrival in Maun,

you will have the opportunity to enjoy an optional scenic flight over the Okavango Delta (time and weather permitting). Those guests who have pre-purchased the upgrade package will be transferred into the Delta today and will re-join the group on the morning of day 6. Please speak to your consultant for a copy of the programme for your Okavango Delta Excursion.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Optional Activity: Scenic fight over the Okavango Delta

Day 5 – Okavango Delta

The most rewarding and enjoyable way to explore and experience the beauty and serenity of this intricate system of lily covered channels and lagoonsis 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 encountered in this pristine wilderness area, including elephant, giraffe, kudu, impala and zebra.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6 – Maun to Central Kalahari District

We travel to the Ghanzi district in the central Kalahari and this afternoon we enjoy a guided walk with our San hosts. This is an opportunity to learn more about the San culture and interaction with their Desert environment. Tonight we get a first-hand experience of the San culture, well known for its rich traditions of song, dance and story-telling. The nomadic San are hunter-gatherers that have passed down a rich knowledge of the plants and animals that play such an important part in their lifestyle

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7 – Ghanzi – Windhoek

We start early this morning as we continue west and cross the border into Namibia, travelling onwards to the capital city of Windhoek. 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).

Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 8 – Windhoek

Leaving the city of Windhoek early, we have a full day of driving ahead of us and will reach the gates of Etosha National Park in the late afternoon. We begin with our first game drive as we enter the park and travel the short distance to our overnight rest camp for the night.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 9 – Etosha National Park

Etosha is the venue for some of the most unique game viewing experiences in Africa. Today we have a full-day to explore the edges of the Etosha Pan in search of the abundant wildlife that occurs in the park. Our truck offers us an elevated platform and we will spend some time at the many waterholes dotted throughout the park.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10 – Kamanjab

We will rise early and enjoy our last game drive through Etosha as we make our way to the gates and exit the park. Sit back and enjoy the scenery of rugged mountains and dry river beds.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 11 – 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. After reaching our destination for the day, this afternoon 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).

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 12 – Swakopmund

The massive granite formations of Spitzkoppe tower 700 metres above the desert plains below and the presence of rock art indicates their significance to the San people who lived here many years ago. We will enjoy a walk with a local guide and have the opportunity to view some examples of the San’s rock art before setting off for the seaside town of Swakopmund. Swakopmund is well known for its many adventure activities, coffee shops and rich German influence. Although you tour comes to an end upon arrival in Swakopmund, this evening you will have the opportunity to book some of the many exciting activities on offer should you wish to extend your stay in Swakopmund.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Activity Package

Listed below are activities and highlights that form part of an “Optional Activity Package”.  You will need to purchase this package if you would like to partake in what we consider to be “essential activities” on our tours.  The Activity Package has been written into the itinerary of the tour so please keep this in mind as if you don’t book the package, the activities won’t be included.  We suggest that you prebook and prepay for your Activity Package to ensure availability.

•    Chobe National Park Boat cruise
•    Makgadikgardi Pans excursion
•    Chobe National Park game drive

 

 

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