- DEPARTURE : This tour departs from Windhoek
- COUNTRY(‘S) : Namibia
- DESTINATIONS : Namibia Botswana & Victoria Falls Tour
- TOUR CODE:14C-NA-BOT-ZIM
- RETURN : Back to Windhoek in the Afternoon
- PASSENGERS : Minimum 1 – Maximum 12
- STYLE : Lodging or Camping
- MEALS : Self-Catering
- VEHICLE : 2-4: Double Cab 4x4/ SUV
- 5 - 12 guests: Toyota Quantum/Landcruiser
Set along Namibia's spectacularly scenic coast, the seaside town of Swakopmund is known for its wide-open avenues, colonial architecture, and is surrounded by otherworldly desert terrain. Founded in 1892 as the main harbour for German South West Africa, Swakopmund is often described as being more German than Germany. Now a seaside resort town, Swakopmund is the capital of the Skeleton Coast tourism area and has plenty to keep visitors happy. The quirky mix of German and Namibian influences, adventure options, laidback atmosphere and cool sea breeze make it very popular Namibian destination. Visitors can look forward to a number of exciting activities including: quad biking, horse riding, paragliding, fishing, sightseeing and fascinating desert tours.
Overnight: Swakopmund Municipal Rest Camp
While Swakopmund is small in the global sense, it is big when it comes to hospitality. Here, where desert and sea meet in perfect harmony, there is plenty to do for the youth and Swakopmund offers a relaxed atmosphere for the older generation. The town is a precursor of history, an oasis for the soul, a place for encounters and consciousness. With its mild climate, the natural unspoilt beauty of its surroundings, friendly and healthy people, sun-bathed in tradition, the Swakopmund Rest Camp welcomes visitors to reception as they cross the lattice bridge over a fishpond and waterfall. The distinctive A-shaped bungalows, Fisherman’s units and VIP bungalows, afford accommodation to different sized groups. They are fully furnished, including kitchens and outside braai areas. The camp is within walking distance of town, the beach and restaurants.
|Quad Biking||Tandem Sky diving||Full Board|
Situated in Namibia’s spectacularly scenic Namib Desert, between Usakos and Swakopmund, the Spitzkoppe are a group of bald granite peaks forming one of Namibia’s most recognizable and dramatic landmarks. These enormous towering domes provide a paradise for hikers and mountaineers, from beginners interested in guided historic walks to professional climbers eager to ascend some challenging slopes. Other popular activities include exploring the many bushmen rock paintings and camping in some of the area’s scenic secluded campsites or rustic tented camps.
Overnight: Spitzkoppe Campsites
The Spitzkoppe Campsites features campsites that are well spread out around the Spitzkoppe Mountain, each site containing its unique charm. The rugged desert mountain contributes to the beauty of these campsites - with its rock art, flora and fauna. Spitzkoppe Campsites includes secluded campsites and selected sites feature toilets and braai facilities. There are also toilets and showers near to the reception area. Thatched bungalows come with 2 or 3 beds, basic furniture and an external shower and toilet. There is an on-site bar with cold drinks, and local guides are available for guided walks and hikes.
|Leisure time||Site seeing at the Spitzkoppie rocks, Free Rock climbing||Full Board||Included Not Available|
Palmwag is beautifully located along a palm-lined tributary of the Uniab River. Water is scarce in this area, so the river’s presence often lures elephants closer to the camps. Palmwag is situated halfway between Swakopmund and Etosha and is the ideal base from which to see the sights of the Kunene region or embark on one of the many local hiking trails.
Overnight: Himba Cultural Excursions
Damaraland and the Kaokoveld, as well as southern parts or Angola, are home to the Himba, one of the last truly traditional tribes on the planet. These friendly people are closely related to the Herero and lead a semi-nomadic life as herdsmen, breeding mainly cattle and goats. The community living among the majestic Makalani palms at Palmfontein invites visitors to learn more about their proud and ancient lifestyle and traditions. Visitors will be able to see their cone-shaped homestead made from palm leaves, mud and cattle dung and learn more about their unique customs and techniques. Due to the nomadic lifestyle of the Himba, the trip is not offered all year round.
One of the highlights of an African trip is a possibility to meet the indigenous tribes of Africa. When we were preparing our Namibia trip itinerary, we knew that we would want to see at least a few of the many local indigenous tribes in Namibia. However, it was not very easy to find detailed information about where to see Himba, Damara, Herero, or San people in Namibia. Therefore I want to share our experience visiting these indigenous tribes of Namibia. We all want to try and avoid a feeling of visiting a human zoo, yet we long to get to know other cultures and learn more about the habits of people whose lifestyle is so very different from ours.
|Visit the Himba tribe||Full Board|
Etosha National Park
Situated in northwestern Namibia, the Etosha National Park offers a premier game viewing experience. The park’s diverse vegetation ranges from dense bush to open plains attracting a variety of wildlife. Located in the heart of the park is the Etosha Pan - a shallow depression that covers an area of 5000 square kilometres. Dry and shimmering for most of the year, the pans fill up with water after seasonal rains, making it the perfect habitat for wildlife. In the dry season, the wildlife is attracted to the perennial springs and waterholes that makes for excellent game viewing. Visitors can look forward to world-class game viewing including a variety of large mammals such as lion, elephant, leopard, rhino, zebra, giraffe, a diversity of birdlife such as flamingoes and pelicans.
Overnight: Halali Resort
Strategically located halfway between Okaukuejo and Namutoni, Halali is situated at the base of a dolomite hill, amongst shady Mopane trees. A flood-lit waterhole which is viewed from an elevated vantage point provides exceptional wildlife viewing throughout the day and into the night. Accommodation is provided in family chalets, two and four bed bush chalets and double rooms - all converted with large sliding doors to the outside, to allow visitors to experience and benefit from the peace and tranquility of the natural surroundings. Other facilities include a restaurant, bar, shop, swimming pool, kiosk and camping facilities.
|Etosha Game Drive||Visit the water holes||Full Board|
Situated in Central Namibia, the cosmopolitan city of Windhoek serves as the capital of the country. It is home to an international airport and a plethora of restaurants, shops, entertainment venues and accommodation options. The city is clean, safe and well-organised, with a colonial legacy that is reflected in its many German eateries and shops, and the widespread use of the German language. Windhoek has an interesting mix of historical architecture and modern buildings, many of which are worth a look, including the Alte Feste an old fort, the 1896 Christuskirche Christ Church, and the more contemporary Supreme Court.
Overnight: Klein Windhoek Guesthouse
Klein Windhoek Guesthouse is situated in one of Windhoek’s best suburbs in a quiet area next to the Klein Windhoek Riverbed – an ideal location for business people and tourists. From here it is a short 5 minute drive to City Centre; shops and popular restaurants are in close proximity. We offer a variety of rooms and self catering units. Transfers from and to the airport as well as to the city center will be arranged on request. If you are interested in a city tour or would like to visit a game ranch outside Windhoek, we can get you in touch with the organisers.
|Windhoek City Tour||Full Board||Included Not Available|
Situated 300 kilometres southwest of Maun and just north of the Trans-Kalahari highway, which runs from Lobatse in Botswana to Walvis Bay in Namibia, the small town of Ghanzi is sometimes referred to as the 'Capital of the Kalahari'. It serves as the administrative centre of the Ghanzi district which covers a vast area of cattle ranches and farmland in the west of Botswana.TheGhanzi area has a number of lodges which focus on cultural tourism as well as wildlife viewing - here you can experience the fascinating world of the San Bushmen as they explain to you how they forage, hunt and find water in this harsh environment.
Overnight: Thakadu Bush Camp
Thakadu Camp is a safari lodge situated just South of Ghanzi, overlooking a calcrete pan and floodlit waterhole of extraordinary beauty, surrounded by ancient leadwood trees and frequented by large numbers of indigenous wildlife, including a wonderful variety of both resident and migrant birds. Thakadu (which means 'Aardvark'or 'Anteater' in the local language of Botswana) offers accommodation, activities, and a well stocked bar and restaurant. The on-site curio shop stocks a range of crafts. The camp's facilities include wireless internet available 24 hours, as well as credit card facilities.
These are held in the evening where you will be met by our guide who will introduce you to our resident San, then you will make your way into the bush where they have prepared a traditional event of singing and dancing. Feel free to join in or just enjoy the performance! Please book these at least 24 hours in advance.
|Bush men walk||BUSHMAN DANCE||Full Board||Included Not Available|
Situated in the northwestern corner of Botswana, the Okavango Delta is a World Heritage Site as it is the largest inland delta in the world. The magnificent Okavango River sprawls out over the dry sands of the Kalahari Desert forming this flourishing waterlogged oasis featuring countless meandering waterways and crystal clear lagoons studded with water lilies, as well as fertile floodplains and reeded islands inhabited with abundant wildlife. The Okavango Delta stretches over 15000 square kilometres. Visitors can enjoy a number of wonderful activities such as game viewing, fishing, bird watching or taking an authentic guided Mokoro excursion through this wetland paradise in a traditional dugout canoe. Commonly spotted animals include: lion, rhino, leopard, giraffe, hippos, elephants, crocodiles and countless species of bird.
Overnight: Sunways Okavango Delta Camp
Clients can travel in mokorotrail excursions, which is a traditional dugout canoe made from the Sunway Okavango mokoros (Bruce Taylor)dwindling Sausage Trees, to our tented camp on a remote island
|Enjoy the Mokoro trail||Full Board||Included Not Available|
The Zambezi Region, also known as the Caprivi Strip, is the name given to the little finger of Namibia that extends eastwards between Angola and Botswana all the way across to Zimbabwe and creates the only spot on the planet where four countries meet. The region lies in the middle of one of Africa’s largest and most well-known game-viewing areas. The abundance of water supplied by the Zambezi, Okavango, Kwando and Chobe Rivers sustains a large variety of animal and bird species. There are four Namibian reserves and no fences preventing the animals from moving between the countries. Visitors can enjoy abundant game-viewing opportunities and soak up the natural splendour of this scenic region.
Overnight: Camp Kwando
Beautifully set on the banks of the Kwando River Camp Kwando is centred round a large thatched lapa which houses a restaurant and bar. The Camp has two room types, chalets near the reed beds of the river, and larger 'tree houses' built on stilts. Game drives and boat trips are on offer. Come capture the spirit of the African bush while sipping sundowners from the beautiful overhead deck and experience the thrill of the tiger fish and the hauntingly beautiful call of the African fish eagle
|Game Drive||Fishing along the river bed||Full Board||Included Not Available|
Experience The Local TraditionsActivities
Just next door to Camp Kwando is the village where most of our staff comes from. The villagers have created a traditional village where they will present you various fishing and hunting techniques, as well as their traditions on their everyday life. Most of it has been protected for the last centuries. During this visit, the medicine Man of the village will show you how different dances were used against various illnesses or to cure other problems!
|Full Board||Included Not Available|
Chobe River Front
The Chobe River forms the northern boundary of the Chobe National Park, renowned for its diverse and abundant game viewing opportunities. This section of the park is best known for its dense concentration of wildlife including elephant and hippo populations, but the waters attract all manner of game including large herds of buffalo and the lions that prey on them. A visit to this area guarantees close encounters with an array of African wildlife. Visitors can look forward to some exciting activities such as: driving along the game-dotted river banks in a 4WD; cruising along the river in a motorboat, spotting rare birdlife and for a unique, luxury safari experience, hire a houseboat.
Overnight: Chobe Game Lodge
Counter-balancing the wilderness are restful, air conditioned, en-suite lodgings. Graceful high arches, quarry tiled floors and barrel vaulted ceilings create an atmosphere of cool tranquillity. Other facilities include a large swimming pool with terrace, a riverside boma area, a stylish bar with an outside terrace, an expansive deck offering magnificent views over the Chobe River as well as conference facilities for business travellers. All meals are catered for in various locations throughout the lodge including the terrace, boma and riverfront deck. Each of Chobe Game Lodge's 4 luxury suites has an individual plunge pool set on a private terrace with breathtaking panoramic views of the endless landscape and open plains. Graceful high arches, quarry tiled floors and barrel vaulted ceilings create an atmosphere of cool tranquillity. All 46 rooms are tastefully furnished, each room with hand crafted Rhodesian teak furniture and walls decorated with original African carvings and paintings.
|Chobe Game drive||Chobe Boat Cruise||Full Board||Included Not Available|
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Resting on the southern banks of the Zambezi River at the western end of the eponymous falls, this popular tourist town is compact enough to walk around and makes an ideal base for travellers exploring the seventh wonder of the world, the unfathomably vast Victoria Falls. About two thirds of the falls can be viewed from the Zimbabwean side and, while the falls are undoubtedly the star attraction, the area provides both adventure seekers and sightseers with plenty of opportunities to warrant a longer stay. Popular activities include scenic flights over the falls in helicopters or micro lights, bungee jumping off the Victoria Falls Bridge, white-water rafting (seasonal), and day trips to Chobe National Park. The town itself offers some excellent accommodation and restaurant options as well as an eclectic variety of African curios and authentic art sold by friendly Zimbabwean locals who are wonderfully welcoming and eager to help you enjoy your stay.
Overnight: Victoria Falls Rest Camp
Victoria Falls Self Catering and Camping Accommodation at the Vic Falls Restcamp is the best budget accommodation available in the Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. The Rest Camp is situated right in the middle of Victoria Falls town in Zimbabwe making it a perfect place to be based with all amenities within walking distance. The Restcamp is only 2 km from the falls making it the closest campsite to the Victoria Falls. The security around the camp is a top priority with high stainless steel fences and electric fences making it first-class. The rest camp boasts numerous well maintained grass areas and an abundance of different varieties of trees making the surroundings in the camp very enjoyable. It makes this restcamp very popular for families as children have a safe and secure scenic environment to play in.
|Victoria Falls national Park Game Drive||Bungee jumping, Water rafting, Kayaking||Full Board||Included Not Available|
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Maun Rest Camp (DAY: 1-2)
Set in a shady riverside garden Maun Rest Camp focuses on travelers looking for a self drive venue with spacious self drive campsites that have fireplaces...
Xakanaxa Campsite (DAY: 3)
Xakanaxa Campsite is a group of eight vaguely marked campsites each with their own fireplaces and some with a braai blending into one long...
Savute Safari Lodge (DAY: 4-6)
Located on the banks of the Savute channel, Savute Safari Lodge is intimate, accommodating only 24 guests in cool thatched timber and glass suites.
andBeyond Chobe Under Canvas (DAY: 7-9)
Among the great game reserves of the world, Chobe National Park is home to one of the largest concentrations of elephant on the African continent.
Victoria Falls Rest Camp (DAY: 10)
Victoria Falls Self Catering and Camping Accommodation at the Vic Falls Restcamp is the best budget accommodation available in the Victoria Falls,
- Dune drive
- Qualified professional driver guide
- Vehicle / fuel
- Park entrance fees as per itinerary
- Passenger Liability 15%
- VAT 2% Tourism Levy
- Airport Transfers
- 3 nights' accommodation
- Accommodation, Breakfast and Dinner clients (as per itinerary)
- Expenses of personal nature
- Entrance fees not mentioned in the itinerary
- Meals not mentioned
- Drinks at lodges and on road
- Optional excursions and activities
- Tips for tour guides
- International flights and airport taxes
- Items not mentioned in the itinerary
1. Swakopmund Municipal Rest Camp
2. Spitzkoppe Campsites
3. Himba Cultural Excursions
4. Halali Resort
5. Klein Windhoek Guesthouse
6. Sunways Okavango Delta Camp
7. Camp Kwando Zambezi
8. Chobe Game Lodge
9. Victoria Falls Rest Camp
4. Etosha National Park
6. Okavango Delta
8. Chobe River Front
9. Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
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