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10 Days Windhoek to Victoria Falls

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Windhoek to Victoria Falls (view Detailed Itinerary)

TOUR FEE US$ 800.00

LOCAL PAYMENT: USD 700.00

Tour Overview

Starting from Windhoek, the capital of Namibia, make your way inland to “the river that never finds the sea” where you will find your way through the blue-green wilderness of the Okavango Delta. Watch the wild beauty of a myriad wildlife as they gather at the water’s edge to drink, while your guide gently poles your mokoro through the clear waters. Finish your journey with an adrenalin fix as you peer over the sheer edge of the thundering waters of Victoria Falls. Go wild! Leap off bridges, boogie board headfirst down the rampant rapids of the Zambezi and experience the grandeur of raging Victoria Falls from up high in your micro-light aircraft. Then, cool off with a tranquil cruise along the upper Zambezi River as you watch the African bush go by.

TOUR  HIGHLIGHTS

  • The Khoi San/ Bushmen culture 
  • Okavango Delta excursion
  • Makgakgadi salt pans
  • Chobe Overnight Excursion
  • Victoria Falls Entry

Detailed Itinerary here

DAY 1:

 WINDHOEK

We start our trip in Windhoek, the capital city of Namibia

DAY 2:

Windhoek to Ghanzi (Botswana)(Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)

This morning we depart early as we prepare to leave Namibia behind us as we enter the beautiful Botswana. Ghanzi is a town in the middle of the Kalahari Desert. Optional activities include several activities to interact with the San / Bushman, and to discover how they survived in the Kalahari.

BOTSWANA

The size of this successful country can be compared to countries such as Kenya or France, and smaller than Texas. Botswana is a landlocked country with borders such as South Africa, Namibia, Zambia, and Zimbabwe which can all be crossed overland. For such a small country, it boasts an array of spectacular game viewing opportunities such as, hundreds of elephants splashing in the Chobe River and the Okavango Delta and its maze of lagoons.

 DAY 3:

Ghanzi to Maun (Botswana)(breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)

Maun is the starting point for travel into the Delta and it is from here that we set off to explore the Okavango Delta. Tonight, we prepare our provisions and packs for our overnight night excursion. We suggest bringing along a smaller daypack on your trip as this can be used to pack the supplies needed for this short excursion. Your trip leader will brief you fully on what is needed, and what to expect prior to your trip to the Delta.

The Delta is a huge expanse of water, which has travelled from the Angolan highlands, spreading out to form the largest inland delta in the world. Studded with exotic islands, The Delta is renowned for its incredible variety of bird life and animals and is unique to Southern Africa.

All you must do is sit back, relax, and have your camera as you get guided through the dozens of mazes. The Okavango Delta is a bird lover’s paradise enjoyed by all, best explored by foot and mokoro. With over 400 species of birds, 70 species of fish and an abundance of wildlife, your experience in the delta will leave you wanting to explore the whole of Africa.

DAY 4:

Maun to Okavango Delta (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)

Included Activity: Overnight Delta excursion

Here we can take the included overnight excursion into the Delta. After an early rise, we pack our expedition vehicle and from Maun we drive north for a couple of hours to reach the mokoro poler’s station. The Delta region is studded with many local villages where many families live in a traditional way. Some of the villages are very remote and can only be reached by the traditional mode of transport – the Mokoro. Mokoros are dugout canoes manoeuvred through the waterways by local guides who “pole” them through the reeds. At the Mokoro station, we meet our ‘Polers’ and pack our supplies before heading out into the waterways. After a couple of hours along the waterways, we arrive at our mobile tented camp situated in the heart of Okavango. 

On arrival, you will meet the local staff who will be your host during your stay. A brief introduction to the camp will show you your dome tent with twin beds and a bush en-suite bathroom – long drop toilet and a bucket shower. Relax in the tent with a cold drink or take a paddle in the Delta in a canoe. The activities at the camp include Mokoro trails and guided walking.

DAY 5:

Okavango Delta to Maun (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)

After our Mokoro ride and vehicle transfer, we arrive back around lunch time and have the chance to complete our picture of the Okavango Delta by taking an optional scenic flight over The Delta (dependent on weather conditions & availability).

DAY 6:

Maun to Nata Region (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)

We leave this beautiful part of Botswana behind us this morning as we depart to the lush campsite called Elephant Sands. The drive will take you through a very unpopulated landscape where the donkeys roam freely. Once we have arrived at our campsite you will have the option of partaking in a game drive or a bushwalk. Your crew will provide you with more information.

Optional Activity: Game Drive / Bush Walk

DAY 7:

Nata Region to Chobe National Park (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)

We travel north to the town of Kasane where we set up camp on the banks of the Chobe River. The Chobe River forms a border between Botswana and Namibia and Zambia and is the main water source to the Chobe National Park. Elephant, hippo, and many bird species can be viewed from the campsite while we watch another glorious African sunset. Listen out for the resident hippos!

DAY 8:

Chobe National Park (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)

This morning we have a chance to sleep in or explore the town of Kasane. When we are packed and prepared, we leave for our Chobe National Park Overnight Mobile excursion – an overnight experience in the wilds of the Chobe National park. Chobe is one of Botswana’s premier game parks, renowned for its large elephant herds. Spend the afternoon in search of wildlife while we game drive to our camp within the park where we spend the evening surrounded by the night-time noises of the local wildlife. Look out for the rare Sable and Roan Antelope on your game drive, with their majestic backward slanting horns, or try keep a count of the Lilac Breasted Roller’s that swoop by! After our night in the bush, we head out early to continue our search for wildlife, before packing up the camp and heading back to Kasane, and Victoria Falls.

Included Activity: Chobe Overnight Mobile Excursion

ZIMBABWE

This landlocked country is situated in the southern part of Africa, between the mighty Zambezi and Limpopo Rivers. The word Zimbabwe is believed to have two meanings,

1) it is believed the word Zimbabwe is derived from dzimba-dza-mabwe, which means “large house of stone” in the Shona (Karanga Dialect) language.

2) It is also believed to be derived from the word dzimba-hwe which means venerated houses in the Zezuru dialect of Shona.

DAY 9:

Chobe National Park to Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe)(Breakfast)

Included Activity: Entrance to Victoria Falls

Once returning to camp, we get back on our truck and continue to the border of Zimbabwe. Once we’ve completed border formalities, we have a short drive to the nearby Victoria Falls. Named after the famous World Heritage site and WaterFalls, the town of Victoria Falls is situated on the Zambezi River and surrounded by the Victoria Falls National Park. Our campsite is conveniently situated, and within walking distance of the adventure booking agents, restaurants, and shops.

A short walk down the main road takes you to the entry point to view the falls, which are situated between Zimbabwe and Zambia. Victoria Falls, or Mosi-oa-Tunya (the Smoke that Thunders), was named by David Livingstone on his explorations, and is one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. 

At 1700 m wide and around 100 m high, this is the world's largest sheet of falling water and a memorable sight on any African Safari! After our adventure activities briefing, the afternoon is spent relaxing at the campsite, viewing the Victoria Falls, or exploring the many sights and delights of this town!

DAY 10:

Victoria Falls (Breakfast)

We suggest booking additional days after your trip to take advantage of the optional excursions

available at Victoria Falls.

    Important Information

    Meals on tour

Meals and menus vary as food is purchased en-route and is subject to produce that is available

seasonally in the areas we travel through. Our safari driver/cooks are able to offer a wide variety of menus with the ingredients available, even if the produce on offer is not of the same selection as what you may be used to back home.

The breakfast spread consists of bread, spreads and cereals with a hot breakfast every few days.

Lunches are mostly prepared en-route with a supply of ‘build your own’ sandwich ingredients

available. Dinners are cooked in the evenings on arrival at the campsite. A wide array of dinner

menus are on offer during your safari, consisting of curries, stews, pastas, and BBQ’s!

N.B Advise us on any dietary concerns on booking so we can plan our meals accordingly.

   Transport on tour

We have vehicles to suit the size of the group or family. The usual  7 seater vehicles we have also can carry the equipment we need for the Tour. On game drives in national parks we use 4x4 open safari vehicles to be able to observe wildlife.

For bigger groups we have custom built Overland Trucks with a seating capacity of 22 passengers designed to carry all equipment needed for the Tour including camping and cooking utensils. Most seats are forward facing, though some models have a combination of forward backward and some inward facing seats with tables. Vehicles have sliding glass windows, and the seating area is raised providing a great advantage for game viewing and photography. Seats are cushioned and there is storage space for personal items like cameras, snacks and day packs in the seating area.

Pick from the hotels/Airport is provided as well as drop off to the airport at the end of the Tour.

   Accommodation on Tour

We offer camping Tours and most of the campsites we use have booking rooms. If you wish to be in a room at some of the camping sites or all through the Tour you have to let us know so we book in advance. We can give you a rough guide of pricing for the accommodation.

    Included in the Tour

  • Meals as specified
  • Tents and camping equipment
  • Entry fees to national parks
  • Game drives on national parks
  • Transport
  • Drop off at Victoria Falls International Airport

   WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED?

  • International flights
  • Visas
  • Meals, water and drinks unless otherwise stated
  • Travel Insurance
  • Laundry
  • Personal Items like sleeping bag and  pillow
  • Tips.

  INCLUDED ACTIVITIES

  • The Khoi San/Bushmen bush walk
  • Okavango Delta excursion
  • Scenic flights over the Delta
  • Makgadikgadi salt pans 
  • Chobe sunset boat cruise
  • Chobe national park game drive
  • Victoria Falls entrance

  OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

  • Sunset cruise in Zambezi River
  • Rafting half day /full day Zambezi river
  • Helicopter rides Victoria Falls
  • Lion encounter Victoria Falls
  • Crocodile cage diving
  • The devil’s pool
  • Livingstone (Zambia) day Tour

     Tour conditions

  • The Tour takes a min of 3 and a max of 7 for smaller groups
  • For bigger groups the Tour takes up to 22 persons.

     Schedules

  • Tours are scheduled every week
  • Tour can also start in Victoria Falls ending in Windhoek.

 

 

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