DESERT & DELTA


 

The perfect combination of cultural interaction with the Himba tribe, wildlife experience in Etosha and Okavango Delta,
breathtaking scenery and adrenaline inducing adventure in Vic Falls and Swakopmund!

12 DAYS

DAY 1    VICTORIA FALLS
Today is your arrival day in Victoria Falls and will be able 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

DAY 7    GHANZI - 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.

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.

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.

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.

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). 

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.


   2 Crew
  20 Passengers max 
  Adventure truck
  12 days/11 nights
  Victoria Falls to Swakopmund
  11 x breakfast / 7 x lunch / 9 x dinner
  Zimbabwe | Botswana | Namibia

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