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

Day 1

Swakopmund – Spitzkoppe

We begin our tour today and set off for 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 with a local guide and have the opportunity to view some examples of the San’s rock art before setting off for our overnight stop for the evening.

Meals Included: Lunch, Dinner

Optional Activity: N/A

 

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.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Optional Activity: N/A

 

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.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Optional Activity: Etosha Night Drive

 

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

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Optional Activity: Etosha Night Drive

 

Day 5

Etosha National Park – 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).

Meals Included: Breakfast

Optional Activity: Dinner

 

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.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Optional Activity: Etosha Night Drive

 

Day 7

Ghanzi – Maun

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.

*Those guests who have pre-purchased the upgrade package – will be transferred into the Delta upon arrival in Maun and will re-join the group
on the morning of day 9. Please speak to your consultant for your programme of the Okavango Delta Excursion.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Optional Activity: Scenic flight over the Okavango Delta

 

Day 8

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
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.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Optional Activity: N/A

 

Day 9

Nata

Leaving Maun behind us this morning (and re-uniting with those that chose the upgrade package) 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. Our activity package will afford us the
opportunity to enjoy an afternoon guided game drive to the Nata Sanctuary, which forms the breeding ground for a host of water birds including
pelicans and flamingo in their thousands.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Optional Activity: N/A

 

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.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Optional Activity: N/A

 

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 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.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Optional Activity: Dinner

 

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.

Meals Included: Breakfast

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

 

Activity Package
This is an optional payment that covers what we consider to be ‘essential
activities’ on our tours. Ideally we would include all of these, but not
everyone can afford this. This payment is 100% transparent and is listed
below. The Activity Package must be pre-booked along with your tour
booking. We cannot always guarantee availability of the activities if you only
book on the morning of your tour departure.

Activity Price
Makgadikgadi Pans excursion R 400
Chobe National Park boat cruise R 620
Chobe National Park game drive R 620
R 1 640

This itinerary has been written with the Activity Package items included. If
you wish to participate in all the activities listed, you will need to purchase
the Activity Package.

Okavango Delta Excursion Upgrade
Included in the tour price is a full day excursion into the Okavango Delta. An upgrade package is available for purchase, should you wish to spend 2 nights in the Okavango Delta. Upgrade cost Camping: R 2,800 per person,  Accommodated: R 13,200 per person

 

 

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:

Meals (Breakfast x 11 / Lunch x 10 / Dinner x 8), Included Highlights, accommodation, guides and transport

Excludes:

All items of a personal nature, entrance fees, alcohol, soft drinks, bottled water, snacks, souvenirs, tips, activity package and optional activities.

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

Day 1

Swakopmund – Spitzkoppe

We begin our tour today and set off for 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 with a local guide and have the opportunity to view some examples of the San’s rock art before setting off for our overnight stop for the evening.

Meals Included: Lunch, Dinner

Optional Activity: N/A

 

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.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Optional Activity: N/A

 

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.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Optional Activity: Etosha Night Drive

 

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

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Optional Activity: Etosha Night Drive

 

Day 5

Etosha National Park – 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).

Meals Included: Breakfast

Optional Activity: Dinner

 

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.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Optional Activity: Etosha Night Drive

 

Day 7

Ghanzi – Maun

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.

*Those guests who have pre-purchased the upgrade package – will be transferred into the Delta upon arrival in Maun and will re-join the group
on the morning of day 9. Please speak to your consultant for your programme of the Okavango Delta Excursion.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Optional Activity: Scenic flight over the Okavango Delta

 

Day 8

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
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.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Optional Activity: N/A

 

Day 9

Nata

Leaving Maun behind us this morning (and re-uniting with those that chose the upgrade package) 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. Our activity package will afford us the
opportunity to enjoy an afternoon guided game drive to the Nata Sanctuary, which forms the breeding ground for a host of water birds including
pelicans and flamingo in their thousands.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Optional Activity: N/A

 

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.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Optional Activity: N/A

 

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 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.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Optional Activity: Dinner

 

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.

Meals Included: Breakfast

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

 

Activity Package
This is an optional payment that covers what we consider to be ‘essential
activities’ on our tours. Ideally we would include all of these, but not
everyone can afford this. This payment is 100% transparent and is listed
below. The Activity Package must be pre-booked along with your tour
booking. We cannot always guarantee availability of the activities if you only
book on the morning of your tour departure.

Activity Price
Makgadikgadi Pans excursion R 400
Chobe National Park boat cruise R 620
Chobe National Park game drive R 620
R 1 640

This itinerary has been written with the Activity Package items included. If
you wish to participate in all the activities listed, you will need to purchase
the Activity Package.

Okavango Delta Excursion Upgrade
Included in the tour price is a full day excursion into the Okavango Delta. An upgrade package is available for purchase, should you wish to spend 2 nights in the Okavango Delta. Upgrade cost Camping: R 2,800 per person,  Accommodated: R 13,200 per person

 

 

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