9 Day Delta & Vic Falls Camping

Visit two of the world's most breathtaking waterways

Tour overview

The 9 day Delta & Falls Safari is the perfect way to travel from Windhoek to visit two of the world’s natural wonders, the Okavango Delta in Botswana and the mighty Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. This trip stands alone, but it is also designed to be completed in combination with most of our other scheduled itineraries. You will spend one night with the San Bushmen and then on for two nights beside a pristine lagoon in the Delta and then travel back into Namibia to traverse, over two nights the little visited Caprivi Region. Back into Botswana to Kasane for a boat cruise into the Chobe National Park and then on to Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe and “The Smoke That Thunders”, the awesome Victoria Falls.

It is also possible to remain with your guide for the 1 day return to Windhoek at the end of the trip, making the itinerary 10 days in total.

Please note that this safari will be going to Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. Please read about the visa requirements here.The Delta & Falls tour is run as a camping tour, for a supplement an upgrade can be made to turn this into an accommodated option. Enquire upon booking as this is subject to availability.

Tour Information

Departure This tour departs on selected Friday from Windhoek.
ReturnWith the guided return to Windhoek the trip returns on a Sunday, late afternoon/early evening. For those who aren’t returning, it ends on the Saturday in Victoria Falls town.
PassengersMinimum 2 & a maximum of 14 travelers per tour
Upgrade An upgrade is available on request.
Style Camping safari with limited participation.
Vehicle1-4 guests: Toyota Quantum / Landcruiser with a purpose built trailer.
5-14 guests: Toyota Dyna truck (a modified safari vehicle)
PlacesCaprivi, Chobe, Okavango Panhandle, Victoria Falls
CombinationsThis safari can also be combined with our 7 day Northern Adventure, 7 day Southern Swing, our 14 day Namibian Experience trip or any other tour to allow you to experience all of the main highlights of this region of Southern Africa.

Daily Tour Overview

DayDestinationsAccommodationMeals
1Ghanzi, BotswanaDqae Qare San Lodge CampingL, D
2Okavango Delta, BotswanaGuma Lagoon CampsiteB, L, D
3Okavango Delta, BotswanaGuma Lagoon CampsiteB, L, D
4Caprivi Strip, NamibiaCamp Kwando CampsiteB, L, D
5Kasane , BotswanaChobe Safari Lodge CampsiteB, L, D
6Kasane, BotswanaChobe Safari Lodge CampsiteB, L, D
7Victoria Falls, ZimbabweVictoria Falls Restcamp CampingB, L
8Victoria Falls, ZimbabweVictoria Falls Restcamp CampingB
9Rundu, NamibiaNkwazi Lodge CampingB, L, D
10Return to WindhoekB, L
B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner, SC = Self-Categring, RO = Room Only

Daily tour description

Day 1

Windhoek – Ghanzi, Kalahari, Botswana (500 km) (LD) (camping)

You will be collected between 07:30 & 08:00.

We drive to our wilderness bush camp, which is based on a local farm in the Kalahari, near Buitepos Border, via the eastern village of Witvlei. On arrival we set up camp, enjoy a relaxing afternoon, wait for the sun to set and enjoy a fire cooked dinner and the tranquility of an evening in a remote wilderness environment.  Included activity:  Bushman dancing.

 

Day 2

Ghanzi – Guma/Okavango Delta (450 km) (BLD) (camping)

An early start and a quick stop in Ghanzi to collect any last minute supplies before continuing east and north, traversing the linear dunes of the Kalahari and passing through small towns along the way.  A change in vegetation heralds our arrival on the very western edge of one of the natural wonders of the world, the Okavango Delta.  Here we turn north for some way before again pointing our wheels west as we enter the Delta proper.  We see our first glimpse of the crystal waters through the lush vegetation and we make our camp on the banks of a pristine African lagoon.

 

Day 3

Okavango Delta (BLD) (camping)

Included activity: :  We are in the territory of the River People, so this morning we leave our vehicle behind and travel in a more appropriate fashion, first by motor-boat and then by traditional Mokoro (dugout canoe), deep into the Delta.

Mokoro’s will be our main form of transport.  These amazing traditional craft are perfectly designed for the narrow waterways of the Okavango and allow us to travel further into the Delta than if we were using more modern forms of transport.  Mokoro’s carry three people, two seated passengers and one driver.  The driver stands in the rear of the canoe, (a real feat of balance), and uses a long wooden pole to propel and steer the Mokoro through the twisting channels.  It really is the only way to travel in this area.

Back to camp in the late afternoon for another night by the Okavango waters.

 

Day 4

Okavango Delta – Caprivi, Namibia (345 km)

Back on the road today, destination Namibia.  Passport formalities completed you go directly into the Mahango Game Reserve, a small but excellent park right on the edge of the Okavango River.  Game drive your way through Mahango and have the chance to spot rarely seen Namibian species such as roan antelope the majestic sable antelope.

Continue your drive along the Caprivi Strip, Namibia.  This strip of land is a long narrow stretch of territory running along Botswana’s northern border.  It is a landscape of broadleaf forest with many small communities dotted along our route.

Overnight along the banks of the Kwando River.

 

Day 5

Kwando – Chobe National Park, Kasane, Botswana (230 km) (420 km) (BLD) (camping)

Lizauli Traditional Village is a community tourism product that gives visitors a glimpse of life in a traditional village. Amongst the things they show visitors are how to stamp a millet, how grain used to be stored, the chicken house (stantwe), and transportation that were used. You can also see how blacksmiths forge metal tools and knives while an assistant operates the hand-made bellows. Visitors also have the opportunity to interact with a traditional healer.

We transit to Namibia’s easternmost town, Katima Mulilo. A short break here before crossing back across the border into Botswana.  The road takes you directly into the world famous Chobe National Park.  Chobe has the world’s largest population of African Elephants and the chances of seeing some big game are very good as you transit through the park to the small town of Kasane for overnight on the banks for the Chobe River.

 

Day 6

Chobe National Park, Kasane, Botswana (BLD) (camping)

An early hot drink before we head off on a leisurely game drive , exploring the wonders of the Chobe National Park by road.  Game drives within the park offer the opportunity to view abundant elephant and other big game species up close, and there is also the possibility of an encounter with one of the large predators.

Time to relax over lunch at our camp before joining a river boat cruise , back into the park.  From the boat we will have the chance to see a huge amount of wild game, both on the river banks and in the waters swirling around us.

Crocodiles and hippos abound in the forbidding Chobe River and on the land side there is often a kaleidoscope of different antelope and species such as elephant, buffalo and even the Big Cats come to the river banks for their sundowner drink.  The ChobeRiver provides a very broad habitat for bird life and it is possible to see many beautiful species of our feathered friends.

 

Day 7

Kasane – Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe (80 km) (BL) (camping)

Our journey today takes us to the Kazangula border, this is the near meeting point of four countries (Namibia, Botswana, Zambia & Zimbabwe). Upon completion of border formalities we make the short drive to the town of Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe.

Victoria Falls presents a spectacular sight of awe-inspiring beauty and grandeur on the Zambezi River, forming the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe. It was described by the Kololo tribe living in the area in the 1800’s as ‘Mosi-oa-Tunya’ – ‘The Smoke that Thunders’. In more modern terms Victoria Falls is known as the greatest curtain of falling water in the world.

Our campsite is situated right in the middle of Victoria Falls town making it a perfect place to be based with all amenities within walking distance. The Rest Camp is only 2km’s from the falls making it the closest campsite to the Victoria Falls.   This afternoon your guide will help you organise the many optional activities available in Victoria Falls. These include white water rafting, bungi jumping, other excursions on the river and scenic flights to mention but a few.

Dinner will be in a local restaurant at your own expense.

NB: All extra activities are subject to availability and are done at the clients own risk and expense.

 

 

Day 8

Victoria Falls (B)

This is a free day for you to explore the area or to take part in optional activities. It’s a wonderful opportunity to relax a bit after your trip.   For some of you, this will be your final night and what a fantastic place to enjoy your last evening with your group.

Lunch and dinner today, are not included in the price of the trip.

 

 

Day 9

Victoria Falls  – Rundu, Namibia (700 km) (BLD) (camping)

We say farewell to all the travelers flying out today.  For those people returning to Windhoek, Namibia it is an early start and a long drive.  We are in transit only and will not be stopping to take in the sights along the way.  We will traverse the Caprivi Strip and will spend the night near the small town of Rundu in northern Namibia.

We camp in the grounds of a lodge on the banks for the Okavango River, looking into Angola on the far river bank.

Dinner tonight will be in the restaurant at the lodge and is included in the price of your transfer.

 

Day 10

Rundu – Windhoek (800 km) (BL)

Another early start and another long drive.  We head south through KavangoProvince, down through the towns of Grootfontein, Otjiwarongo and Okahandja before reaching our final destination, Windhoek.

There will be stops at some of the local woodcarving stalls as well as the market at Okahandja before arriving in the city.

You will be dropped off at your accommodation.

Additional Information

It is strongly recommended that you purchase comprehensive personal travel insurance before you embark on your safari. Travel insurance is for your own protection and we consider it to be an essential part of modern international travel. There are a few nationalities that will require to pre-arrange their entry visa to Namibia and Botswana. Please note that if this visa is required, it will need to be a multiple entry visa and not a single entry visa. Please check on booking this safari if you need a pre-arranged visa.

The KAZA UNIVISA is a common tourist visa for the SADC region which shall be piloted by Zambia and Zimbabwe for six (6) months.

The UNIVISA will be issued at a standard fee of US Dollar 50, cash will be required.

Validity – the KAZA UNIVISA will be valid for 30 days as long as you remain in Zimbabwe and Zambia and clients can cross into Zimbabwe/Zambia as frequently as they like within the 30 day period. It also covers those who visit Botswana for day trips through the Kazangula Borders – it will not be valid if staying in Botswana overnight, in this case you would need to purchase a new Visa. The UNIVISA cannot be extended however you can buy a new UNIVISA (up to 3 per year).

Citizens from the countries listed below shall be eligible for the KAZA UNIVISA obtainable at the eight ports of entry as stated.

Argentina, Austria, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Britain (UK), Brunei, Burundi, Canada, Cook Islands, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Israel, Italy. Japan, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Russia, Rwanda, Slovakia Republic, Slovenia Republic, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UAE, Uruguay, USA.

Tour dates

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Price

Price per person starting from $17585

No Single Supplement

Return transfer to Windhoek: $1800 per person

Prices valid until 31st March 2017

01st April 2017 – 31st March 2018

N$18,700 per person sharing

No Single Supplement

Return transfer to Windhoek: $ 2000 per person

Upgrades

Price for  Accommodated option

01 November 2015 - 31 March 2017

$ 30340.00

Single room supplement: $7175.00