8 Day Caprivi and Vic Falls Accommodated Safari (New Tour)

Namibia's natural water wonderland and the majestic Victoria Falls.

Tour overview

(Starting  November 2019)  This trip will offer you a quick snapshot of Namibia’s world renowned Etosha National Park, the chance to see the riverine rich areas of the Caprivi Strip before crossing into Botswana for game viewing in Chobe National Park, we end with famous Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe).

Departs from Windhoek on selected  Wednesday mornings with a minimum of 1 person.

Start in Windhoek and end in Victoria Falls, or return to Windhoek at additional cost of $2500.00

Tour Information

Departure This tour departs on selected Wednesdays from Windhoek.
ReturnTour ends in Victoria Falls, or return to Windhoek via a road transfer (to be booked additionally)
PassengersNo Minimum. Maximum 10 Passengers
Style Accommodated safari
VehicleHino 10 Seater Truck / Toyota Quantum or similar. Vehicle used depends on size of group.
PlacesCaprivi, Chobe, Etosha National Park, Victoria Falls
CombinationsTour can be combined with our 3 Day Etosha Accommodated Tour or the 7 Day Northern Namibia Accommodated Tour or the 10 Day Safari2Go Namibian Highlights Accommodated Tour.

Daily Tour Overview - Accommodated

DayDestinationsAccommodationMeals
1Etosha EastMokuti Etosha LodgeD
2RunduHakusembe River LodgeB, D
3Katima Mulilo AreaZambezi Mubala CampB, D
4Chobe River Front, NamibiaChobe River CampB, D
5Chobe River Front, NamibiaChobe River CampB, D
6Victoria FallsShearwater Explorers VillageB
7Victoria FallsShearwater Explorers VillageB
8Rundu (return transfer)Hakusembe River LodgeB, D
9Arrival Back in WindhoekB
B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner, SC = Self-Categring, RO = Room Only

Daily tour description

Day 1

Windhoek – Mokuti (529 km)

You will be collected from your guesthouse between 08h00 – 08h30.

Today will mainly be a transfer from Windhoek to Mokuti with stops for lunch on the way. You arrive late afternoon at your destination, where you meet up with the rest of the group.

Located in North-western Namibia, Etosha East is a protected sanctuary in the eastern part of the world-renowned Etosha National Park, known as one of the most accessible game reserves in Southern Africa. Etosha East boasts vast open plains scattered with semi-arid savannah grasslands dotted with watering holes and secluded bush camps. An impressive 5000-square-kilometre Etosha salt pan makes up a large area of the eastern side of the park and can even be seen from space. This remote area teems with abundant wildlife such as lions, elephants, black rhinos and giraffes, as well as a variety of birdlife featuring flamingos, ostriches, eagles, hornbills, and owls.

Mokuti Etosha Lodge is the perfect venue for travellers wanting to explore the famous eastern side of Etosha National Park and is located on its own private 4 000 hectare nature reserve, which shares a common border with this impressive wildlife reserve. Known for its excellent and diverse wildlife encounters, it has become a popular venue for meetings, incentives, weddings and honeymoons. This intimate lodge has 90 rooms and 16 luxury rooms. Recently refurbished, they are all air conditioned and come equipped with satellite TV, a mini-fridge, safes, free Wi-Fi, tea/coffee-making facilities and en-suite bathrooms. The lodge also offers the Tambuti Dining Room and Marula Bar, the Pool Bar and Terrace, two tennis courts, a spa, a gym and the only open air African Boma in the area.

Accommodation: Mokuti Safari Lodge

Basis: Dinner, Bed and Breakfast

 

 

Day 2:

Hakusembe River Lodge Gondwana Collection Namibia, Rundu, Mokuti – Rundu (415 km)

This morning after breakfast you depart for the Rundu area. Later this afternoon you take part in the sunset boat cruise (water level dependant)

Bordering Angola, on the banks of the Okavango River in northern Namibia, the town of Rundu serves as the capital of the eastern Kavango region. Rundu is renowned for its local woodcarvers market as well as the numerous woodcarvers’ huts dotting the side of the road. The town provides a great stopover to refuel for visitors heading to Katima Mulilo as well as an excellent base from which to explore the magnificent surrounding areas. Visitors to Rundu can enjoy the beautiful surrounds including the magnificent Popa Falls and Mahangu Game Reserve. Other popular activities include: great game viewing, excellent bird watching as well as kayaking on the spectacular Kavango river.

Hakusembe River Lodge is located 16 km west of Rundu on the B 10 (Okavango).

A lush green oasis on the banks of the Okavango River. Absorb river peace from one of the 20 chalets, hop aboard the Hakusembe River Queen, stroll to the cultural village or just relax on the deck listening to the soft symphony of feathered friends.

Accommodation: Hakusembe River Lodge Gondwana Collection Namibia

Basis: Dinner, Bed and Breakfast

 

 

Day 3:

Rundu – Mubala Zambezi Camp  (545 km)

After breakfast you depart via the Caprivi strip to Mubala Zambezi Camp, just outside Katima Mulilo.

Situated on the southern banks of the Zambezi River, the small town of Katima Mulilo serves as the capital of the Zambezi region. This riverside town is surrounded by lush vegetation, tropical birds and cheeky monkeys. Katima Mulilo is the service centre for the Caprivi and serves as the commercial hub for the East Caprivi region. Visitors can enjoy an array of interesting attractions including the vibrant street market, where arts and crafts, such as traditional grass-woven baskets, wood carvings, clothes and jewellery, are sold.

Forty kilometres east of Katima Mulilo, Zambezi Mubala Camp is idyllically set on the water’s edge in a grove of tall, shady trees. For those who love the outdoors as much as their creature comforts, glamorous camping aka ‘glamping’ at Zambezi Mubala Camp is just for you.

Glamping on the banks of the Zambezi River takes camping to an entirely new level. Eight safari tents (sleeping four) with en-suite bathrooms provide comfortable Zambezi homes. Guests have the option of cooking up a storm in their fully-equipped kitchens, having a bite to eat at the camp’s restaurant or picking up a braai pack for a hearty barbeque.

Traditional campers can enjoy the adjacent leafy campsite with its ten sites, each with its own private facilities

Fish Eagle calls resound through the day, amid birdsong and the soft splash of water against the riverbank. It’s time to breathe in Life and relax to the tune of nature on the shores of one of Africa’s most famous rivers.

Hop aboard a boat trip to explore the Zambezi, try your luck at luring the elusive Tiger Fish and savour the colours of a rich red sunset over the calm surface of the water.

Accommodation: Zambezi Mubala Camp

Basis: Dinner, Bed and Breakfast

 

Day 4:

Namushasha – Chobe River camp (199 km)

After breakfast depart on a leisurely drive towards the Chobe. In the late afternoon you will enjoy a boat cruise on the chobe river.

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.

Chobe River Camp is located 4km from the Ngoma border post between Botswana and Namibia.
Gaze over the flood plains and enjoy luxurious solitude on the banks of the Chobe River. Assuring extraordinary experiences, we offer 20 tented chalets. The lodge was inspired by the natural beauty of the landscape and all chalets have been constructed using indigenous Mopane timber and canvas. This offers not only a stunning sight, but an environmentally conscious design.

Expect a unique and wondrous experience when visiting the Camp. This region is Namibia’s very own version of the Serengeti and offers a rare experience…one of the largest annual Zebra migrations in Africa. And guests can always be assured of the presence of large herds of elephants, gnu and antelope. Activities may be seasonal, but will always amaze and intrigue our guests.

Chobe River Camp is a wildlife and birder’s dream and is the ideal place to break away.

Accommodation:  Chobe River Camp Gondwana Collection Namibia

Basis: Dinner, Bed and Breakfast

 

 

Day 5:

Chobe River Camp Gondwana Collection Namibia, Chobe River Front

This morning you depart on a morning boat cruise. Hop aboard the river boat for early morning or late afternoon cruises on the Chobe River when the light slants to explore the channels and discover the diverse bird life.

After lunch you depart with your guide on a game drive in the area.

Accommodation:  Chobe River Camp Gondwana Collection Namibia

Basis: Dinner, Bed and Breakfast

 

 

Day 6

Chobe River Camp – Victoria Falls (140 km)

You have an option to take part in another boat cruise (optional) before departing for Victoria Falls.

You have the rest of the afternoon to explore this small town.

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 microlights, 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.

Located merely 400m from the Victoria Falls, 100m from the epicenter of the Victoria Falls town with its craft and craft & curio markets, bohemian cafes and overlooking a natural African bush panorama the Shearwater Explorers Village is the perfect “Base Camp”.
Comprising of 5 bespoke Overland camping sites modern ablution facilities and 16 private chalets, the Village represents affordable accommodation at its finest – clean, cool, relaxing, elegant, excellent traditional food, ice cold drinks and exceptionally friendly hosts ready to welcome you and guide you through your Victoria Falls experience.

Accommodation:  Shearwater Explorers Village, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Basis: Bed & Breakfast

 

 

Day 7:

Shearwater Explorers Village, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Victoria Falls has a number of activities to take part in. You could either pre book or book on your arrival in Victoria Falls. Alternatively, you could spend the time at leisure or walk around to explore the area.

Optional Activities:
Guided tour of the Falls (Zimbabwe)
A view of the Victoria Falls is something you will never forget and the best way to see them is on a guided tour. Discover how the Falls were formed and what local customs and traditions surround them. These tours are extremely informative and end with a visit to the local art and crafts centre.

Shearwater Bridge Slide
The Bridge Slide is exciting and mildly adventurous but friendly for all ages from six years and up – guests can either go alone or with a friend. Beginning from a platform on the Zambian edge, the zipline glides 300 metres over the rapids in the Batoka Gorge below, affording incomparable views of the Victoria Falls before gently coming to rest on the Zimbabwean side of the bridge.

Shearwater Sunset Cruise
The sunset cruise on the Zambezi River is a definite must on any trip to Victoria Falls. Relax with a sundowner and snacks as you gaze out onto the banks of the river. Have your camera ready to capture one of the most amazing sunsets in Africa.
You’ll be sure to spot wildlife animals as they come down to the river for a drink after a hot day in the Zambezi National Park (Zimbabwe) and the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park (Zambia). Sightings of elephant, giraffe and other resident game are common. There’s always an abundance of hippos and crocodiles. Birdlife is superb and the Fisheagles will usually fill the scene with their calls.

Shearwater Craft Market Tour
This is a chance to browse in a “must visit” traditional, open Curio Market where everything that a Zimbabwean hand can make is found – Batique fabric, tribal drums, marimbas, jewellery, bowls, chess boards, wooden and stone carvings, including the famous Soap Stone Carvings of the Shona Tribe, all on colourful display. All the artists will be happy to discuss their art and the atmosphere is buzzing with Zimbabwean smiles and African hospitality. The perfect way of taking the essence of a trip to Zimbabwe back home.

Shearwater White Water Rafting
When a river 1700m wide plunges 120m over the Victoria Falls and is trapped in a basalt gorge no more than 40m wide the result is….turbulent! For the next 70km the warm waters of the Zambezi River offers some of the finest Grade 5 high volume rapids on the planet as it surges through the scenic splendour of the Batoka Gorge. In 1985, Shearwater was the first company to run commercial White-water Rafting trips on the Zambezi River in Zimbabwe. Since those early intrepid paddle strokes Shearwater has become synonymous internationally with some of the biggest and best white water action in the world. Prepare to get wet and wild on the mighty Zambezi in one adrenalin-filled day of white-water action

Accommodation:  Shearwater Explorers Village, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Basis: Bed & Breakfast

 

 

Day 8:

End of tour or return to Windhoek

Today marks the end of your visit. Transfer from Shearwater Village to the Victoria Falls Airport.

Alternatively you can also make use of the road transfer back to Windhoek. You will have an early departure from Victoria Falls to Rundu today. (Transfer Costs Additional) – NAD 2,500.00 per person.

Hakusembe River Lodge is located 16 km west of Rundu on the B 10 (Okavango).
A lush green oasis on the banks of the Okavango River. Absorb river peace from one of the 20 chalets, hop aboard the Hakusembe River Queen, stroll to the cultural village or just relax on the deck listening to the soft symphony of feathered friends.

Accommodation: Hakusembe River Lodge Gondwana Collection Namibia
Basis: Dinner, Bed and Breakfast

Day 9:

Return to Windhoek

After a long drive to Windhoek your guide will drop you at your guesthouse in Windhoek.  Arrival back in Windhoek in the late afternoon between 17h00 and 18h00

Tour dates

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Price

Price per person starting from $22500

Per Person Sharing

$2500 single room supplement

01 November 2019  – 30 June 2020:

2020 High Season Rates

01 July – 31 October 2020:

 $25600  per person sharing

$3675 single room supplement

 

Return transfer Victoria Falls – Windhoek:  $2500per person

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