This desert and Okavango delta safari is the perfect combination of cultural interaction with the Himba tribe, a wildlife experience in Etosha and Okavango Delta, breathtaking scenery and adrenaline inducing adventure in Vic Falls and Swakopmund!

okavango delta safariPRICE: ZAR 12 950.00

ACTIVITY PACKAGE: ZAR 5090.00
SINGLE SUPPLEMENT: ZAR 800.00
Accommodation: Twin Share Camping
DURATION: Days: 14 Nights: 13
MEALS:
Breakfast: 13
Lunch: 12
Dinner: 10
Departure Point: Swakopmund
End Point: Victoria Falls
Highlights:
This 14 Day Namibia and Botswana tour visits many highlights like the Himba Tribe, Etosha National Park, Okavango Delta, Chobe National Park, Victoria Falls
Countries Visited: Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe
Activity package:
This is an optional payment that covers what we consider to be ‘essential activities’ on our Okavango Delta Safari tours. Ideally we would include all of these, but not everyone can afford this. This payment is 100% transparent and is listed below. The Activity Package can be pre-purchased prior to your arrival or through your guide on day 1 of your tour. However, we recommend to pre book and pre pay this to ensure room availability in the Okavango Delta.
Activity Country
Himba Tribe Visit Namibia
Okavango Delta Excursion (camping) Botswana
Chobe National Park Boat Cruise Botswana
Chobe National Park Game Drive Botswana
Vic Falls National Park Entry Zimbabwe

Day 1 – Swakopmund

After meeting your guides, you will have the rest of the day to explore or participate in one of the many activities available here. Most popular activities are quad biking in the dunes or tandem skydiving. Taking a walk around Swakopmund’s shops and having a leisurely lunch is also a great way to spend your day.

Meals Breakfast
Accommodation Two Per Room: Stay@Swakop OR Amampuri http://www.stay-at-swakop.com http://www.amanpurinamibia.com
Facilities En-suites Per Room
Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.
Optional Activity Sky Diving, Sandboarding, Quad Biking (2 hours), Dinner Out Swakopmund

Day 2 – Spitzkoppe

Leaving the coast we drive of on our Desert and Okavango Delta Safari, through arid landscapes to Spitzkoppe Mountain. The enormous granite monoliths dominate the otherwise flat landscape and we set up camp in the wild plain at the base of the mountain. This afternoon our guide will take us on a guided walk to explore the unique rock formations. The more adventurous among us may want to try some mountain climbing for some stunning views of the landscape.

Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation Bush Camp: Spitzkoppe Community Campsite http://www.spitzkoppe.com
Facilities Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.
Route Swakopmund to Spitzkoppe ±80 km
Included Highlight Guided Walk with Nomad Guide through Spitzkoppe

Day 3 – Kamanjab – Himba Tribe

We visit a Himba community close to Kamanjab where you will have an opportunity to interact with the people who live there. This is a working village and is only a representation of a larger group of nomadic pastoralists.

The semi-nomadic Himba people are extremely susceptible to Western influence and have lost a large portion of their land to farmers, engineers, miners and many were displaced during the wars that raged in Angola. The dwindling number of pastoralists that still exist in their natural environment are protected as far as possible by creating a “buffer zone”, or an “educational tribe” where tourists who would like to get a better understanding of the way of the Himba, their lifestyle and their traditions, can do so without interfering with those still living in their natural environment.

Visiting the Himba tribe can be a controversial topic that gets discussed at the camp fire, however not so much if the reason for visiting this particular tribe is understood beforehand.

The income that this specific tribe generates from the visits goes towards the education of orphaned Himba children and assists the tribe in giving them a chance to learn about their own culture and heritage.

There is a market at the end of your visit, this is a way for the women to establish a small income, used for their own private expenses, and it is up to you whether you’d like to purchase anything or not.

Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation Camp: Etotongwe http://www.etotongwelodge.com
Facilities Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.
Route Spitzkoppe to Outjo ±340 km
Activity Package Himba Tribe Visit

Day 4 – Etosha National Park

The open plains of the Etosha National Park allows for spectacular elevated game viewing from our truck whilst on game drives. Our overnight stops, which boasts floodlit night water holes, are situated inside the park.

Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation Camp: Namutoni OR Okaukuejo OR Halali http://www.nwr.com.na/etosha_national_park.html
Facilities Shared Ablutions
Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.
Route Outjo to Etosha National Park ±170 km
Included Highlight Afternoon game drive in Nomad truck

Day 5 – Etosha National Park

Etosha is the venue for some of the most unique game viewing experiences in Africa. The sparse grasslands allow great opportunities to see animals normally hidden in dense vegetation. You may even see some of the amazing animals crossing the road in front of your truck! We will go on various game drives and spend our evenings at the abundant waterholes for some excellent game photography.

Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation Camp: Okakuejo http://www.nwr.com.na
Facilities Shared Ablutions
Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.
Included Highlight Full day game drive in Nomad truck

Day 6 – Windhoek

After an early morning game drive we set off towards Windhoek, the Capital city of Namibia. On the way we stop at a popular craft market where you can barter for handmade gifts to take home. Windhoek is not only the capital; it is also the cultural, social and economic centre of Namibia. On arrival in Windhoek our guide will take us on a short drive through Windhoek in our truck. Joe’s Beer House is an exciting dining experience for our optional dinner out.

Meals Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation Two Per Room: Arebbusch Travel Lodge http://www.arebbusch.com
Facilities En-suites Per Room
Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.
Route Etosha National Park to Windhoek ±450 km
Included Highlight Drive through Windhoek with the Nomad truck, Craft market stop en-route
Optional Activity Dinner Out Windhoek

Day 7 – Botswana – Ghanzi

After an early start, we say goodbye to Namibia and cross the Botswana border. Later we arrive at our lodge in Ghanzi and this evening we experience some traditional tribal dancing from the local San community.

Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation Camp: Ghanzi Trail Blazers http://ghanzitrailblazers.co.bw
Facilities Shared Ablutions
Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.
Route Windhoek to Ghanzi ±520 km
Included Highlight Bushman Tribal dance in evening
Border Post Namibia: Buitepos, Tel: +264 62 560401, Open: 07h00-24h00.
Botswana: Mamanu, Tel: +267 (0) 659 2013/2064
Open: 07h00-24h00

Day 8 – Gateway to the Delta

Today we journey north towards Etsha and venture into the bush and our overnight camp on the banks of a beautiful lagoon.

Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation Camp: Swamp Stop http://www.swampstop.co.bw
Facilities Shared Ablutions
Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.
Route Ghanzi to Sepopa ±420 km
Optional Activity Bushman Walk

Please note: If you have not purchased the Activity Package, you will remain behind at the accommodation establishment for the following two days.

Day 9 – Okavango Delta

After a leisurely breakfast we depart on our boat cruise to Seronga via the winding channels of the Delta. A vehicle transfer sees us arrive at our base for the next two nights, where we settle in and prepare for our afternoon mokoro trip that ends with sundowners overlooking the waterways of the Delta. The evening is spent around the campfire.

Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation Camp: Jumbo Junction no website available
Facilities Shared Ablutions
Route Sepopa to Jumbo Junction
Activity Package Okavango Delta Excursion (camping)

Note: Activities may vary depending on water levels

Day 10 – Okavango Delta

An early start sees us head off on the crystal clear waters of the Okavango. Water lily beds and palm islands make for the most scenic of experiences. We stop at an island for a nature walk, where we have the possibility of seeing wildlife. After breakfast, we return to camp to relax before heading out onto the water for a sunset cruise.

Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation Camp: Jumbo Junction no website available
Facilities Shared Ablutions
Optional Activity Tips for Polers

Day 11 – Okavango Delta – Caprivi Region

Today we bid farewell to the Delta and head north. After being re-united with our truck, we enter Namibia. Our overnight is located on the banks of the Okavango River in the Caprivi Strip of north-eastern Namibia.

Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation Camp: Rainbow River Lodge http://rainbowriverlodgenamibia.com/
Facilities Shared Ablutions
Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.
Route Okavango Delta to Rainbow River Lodge ±160 km
Border Post Namibia: Mohembo Border, Divundi/Bangani, Zambezi (Caprivi), 33km or 40min SE of Divundu, Kavango, Namibia, +264(0)66 259 902 Open: 06:00-18:00 (GMT+2)

Day 12 – Kasane – Chobe National Park

This morning we travel through the Caprivi Strip and onto Kasane. This afternoon we will enjoy a sunset boat cruise on the Chobe River.

Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation Camp: Thebe River Safaris http://www.theberiversafaris.com
Facilities Shared Ablutions
Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.
Route Rainbow River Lodge to Kasane ±435 km
Activity Package Chobe National Park Boat Cruise
Optional Activity 3 hour photographic Boat Safari (includes usage of DSLR Camera, refreshments)
Border Post Namibia: Ngoma Border, B8, In Ngoma, Zambezi (Caprivi), +264(0)66 250 601 Open: 07:00-18:00 (GMT+2)

Day 13 – Botswana – Kasane – Zimbabwe – Victoria Falls

Established in 1968, the Chobe National Park covers approximately 11700 sq kms, encompassing floodplains, swamps and woodland. We will rise early to enjoy a game drive through the park, in search of vast herd of elephants and a multitude of antelope including the rare sable. After our game drive, we will pack our bags and head to Victoria Falls.

Meals Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation Two Per Room: Victoria Falls Rainbow Hotel http://www.victoria-falls-rainbow-hotel.com
Facilities En-suites Per Room
Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.
Route Kasane to Victoria Falls ±100 km
Activity Package Chobe National Park Game Drive, Vic Falls National Park Entry
Optional Activity Zambezi Sunset Cruise, Dinner Out Victoria Falls
Border Post Botswana: Kazangula Road, +267 6250320, Open: 06h00-20h00
Zimbabwe: Kazangula Road, Open: 06h00-18h00

Day 14 – Victoria Falls

Although your tour officially ends after breakfast, most people will spend the day White Water Rafting, a not-to-be-missed experience of a lifetime! Vic Falls offers many exciting activities so we recommend you add a post-tour night here.

Meals Breakfast
Accommodation Own Arrangements / Post tour accommodation can be booked through Nomad.
Optional Activity Zambezi Sunset Cruise, Bungee Jump – Solo, Helicopter Flights, White Water Rafting

NB – It is possible to book our 2 day Journey to Johannesburg, Camping or Accommodated straight after this tour, as this is one of the cheapest ways to get from Victoria Falls to Johannesburg. Ask Nomad or your agent for more information.

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