All Inclusive Overland Tour

12 Day Swakopmund to Victoria falls Camping Tour

Enjoy the journey of a lifetime in beautiful Africa and get familiar with some of the continent's biggest wonders on our 12-day Swakopmund to Victoria Falls overland camping trip.

This exciting journey kicks off in Swakopmund, the adventure capital of Namibia, as we travel north to the Brandberg region (also known as the Burning Mountains). Home to the famous White Lady, one of more than 45,000 rock paintings found in the area. The journey continues all the way up to the Etosha National Park where you will enjoy some of the most unique game viewing experiences in Africa! After two eventful days spent at Etosha National Park, we make our way back down to Windhoek, the capital of Namibia, where you will spend your last night on the Namibian side of the tour.

The next highlight of the trip is a visit to the Okavango Delta, which is found in Botswana. Exploring this significant landmark is a must for any visitor to Botswana and can be best explored by mokoro, which is a type of canoe commonly used for making your way through the shallow waters of the Delta Canal. We spend our last day in Botswana at Chobe National Park for some game viewing and finishing the day with a leisurely boat cruise on the river.

With nothing but memories made of our wildlife encounters, we cross the border for the final part of the journey, which is spent at the mighty Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. You will have the opportunity to explore the spectacular Falls at your own leisure or if you have an adrenaline side you can participate in the many activities from rafting the mighty Zambezi River or enjoying a scenic flight over the Falls.

The 12-Day Swakopmund to Victoria Falls trip is suitable for everyone from the young to the young at heart.

Included Highlights:

  • Visit and explore Spitzkoppe in Namibia
  • Brandberg White Lady Hike
  • Full-day game drive in Etosha National Park
  • Walk through Windhoek with a guide
  • Enjoy a San Tribal dance in the evening and a San Guided Walk
  • Okavango Delta Day excursion
  • Chobe National Park boat cruise
  • Visit the spectacular Victoria Falls at your own leisure or even possibly participate in the many adrenaline-based activities at the Falls

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Pre and Post Tour Accommodation: If you require accommodation before or after your tour we can arrange this for you. We can also arrange airport transfers – contact us to make these necessary arrangements.

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All Meals Included

12 Days / 11 Nights
Adventure truck

Namibia, Botswana & Zimbabwe
Day 1 - Swakopmund to Khorixas Our exploration of the desert begins with a trip up north, where the hot desert sands meet the cold waves of the Atlantic Ocean. We’ll stop at the seaside holiday town of Wlotskabaken for a photo opportunity before heading to the Lichen Fields for a viewing and talk by your guide on the Lichen Colonies. We then visit the renowned Seal Colony at Cape Cross, known as the largest in the world with over 200,000 Cape Fur Seals hugging the shore. Cape Cross marks the spot where the first European explorer set foot on the coast of Namibia in 1486 and was erected in honour of the then king of Portugal by explorer Diego Cao. (Please note that the Cape Cross Colony may be inaccessible at times which means that we will not be able to visit the seals.) The road then continues away from the coast and takes us towards the Khorixas area. Accommodation: NWR:  Khorixas Meals included: Lunch & Dinner Included Highlight: Seal Colony at Cape Cross Day 2 - Khorixas to Etosha National Park This morning we will explore the Twyfelfontein Rock Engravings and the Petrified Forest in the Kunene Region with a local guide. This area has been inhabited for 6000 years by the Khoi San.  These inhabitants used the site to conduct shamanist rituals.  In the process, 2500 rock paintings were created.  This site displays one of the largest concentrations of rock petroglyphs in Africa.  Also on route, we visit the Petrified Forest, a national monument, comprising of prehistoric tree trunks now fossilised. In prehistoric times huge tree trunks were washed down a river and deposited in alluvial sands, creating this relic. We leave Twyfelfontein for Etosha National Park. With vast salt pans, savanna and woodland, Etosha is one of Africa's finest game parks. At 18 000 sq km, it is one of the biggest Parks in Southern Africa. Etosha means “great white area”, which refers to the large dried pan in the middle of the Park. We will spend the afternoon exploring the park in the Truck. Accommodation: NWR:  Okuakuejo Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included Highlight: Petrified Forest, Twyfelfontein Rock Engravings, Afternoon game drive Day 3 - Etosha National Park Our second day in Etosha allows for a full day to continue our exploration of the park. No day on safari is ever the same and the suspense before that special sighting is the motivation that keeps our eyes wide open.  We explore the edges of the Etosha Pan in search of the abundant wildlife that occurs in the park. Accommodation: NWR: Okaukuejo Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included Highlight: Full day game drive drive in adventure truck Day 4 - Etosha National Park On our third day in Etosha, you will have the morning at leisure.  Climb the Okaukuejo tower to watch the sun rising or spend your time around the waterhole waiting for the animals to arrive for their morning drink of water.  After lunch, we board our truck and head to our next Etosha Camp – Namutoni and enjoy an afternoon game drive en-route. Accommodation: NWR:  Namutoni Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included Highlight: Afternoon game drive in adventure truck Day 5 - Etosha to Divundu We leave the white sands of Etosha behind and venture towards the Kavango River for our overnight stop in Divundu. Accommodation: Mahangu Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner   Day 6 - Divundu to Maun Before departing for Maun, we enjoy a leisurely boat cruise on the beautiful Kavango River.  We then cross the border into Botswana and head towards the gateway to the Okavango Delta, the town of Maun. We overnight in Maun before heading for our next adventure – The Okavango Delta. Accommodation: Sedia Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included Highlight: Morning Boat Cruise Day 7 - Khwai Conservation Area You will be separated from your truck for the next 2 nights and it is therefore important that you pack/gather your personal belongings which you may need, before we depart for Maun today as there is limited time in Maun for re-packing and storing. Please pack lightly and only take what you need for the following two nights. This morning we rise early and make our way towards Maun, where upon arrival in Maun you will have the opportunity to go on an optional scenic flight over the Delta (time and weather permitting). After your optional flight, you will be collected from Maun and will be transferred to the Khwai Conservation area in smaller safari type vehicles. This evening our guide will prepare us on what to expect for our mokoro excursion into the Okavango Delta and our game drive in Khwai. Accommodation: Khwai Tented Camp Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included Highlight: Sunset Mokoro Excursion Optional Activity: Okavango Delta scenic flight Day 8 - Savuti Game Reserve The Savuti Game Reserve is a unique area bordered by the Okavango Delta to the west and Chobe National Park to the east.  Today is a full day game drive as we spend most of our day on safari in the Savuti Game Reserve in search of the species that roam the plains.  Expect some bumpy roads as we traverse this wilderness area in our 4x4 vehicles.  Offering habitats from wetlands, and open water to the grasslands and Savannah woodland, we hope to see as many species of fauna and flora as possible.  This evening we arrive back at Khwai to share and compare all the amazing sightings while on safari. Accommodation: Khwai Tented Camp Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included Highlight: Full Day Game Drive Savuti Game Reserve Day 9 - Khwai to Nata Today’s journey from Khwai to Nata passes the Botswanan salt pans.  You will pack up camp and depart at first light on the open 4x4 safari vehicles before meeting the truck in Maun.  The scenic drive from Maun to Nata showcases some of Botswana's breathtaking landscapes and rich cultural heritage. Keep an eye open as there is always a chance of a wildlife encounter or two before reaching your overnight destination in Nata.  This afternoon, after our arrival in Nata, we enjoy a guided drive to the Nata pans, which form the breeding ground for a host of water birds including pelicans and flamingos in their thousands (birds dependent on seasonal migratory patterns). Accommodation: Nata Lodge Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included Highlight: Afternoon pans drive Day 10 - Nata to Kasane - Chobe National Park We journey from the Kalahari sands of Nata to Kasane and arrive in time for lunch and a quick siesta before we head out in the afternoon to explore the Chobe National Park from the river, enjoying a leisurely boat cruise which allows us an up close and personal experience with the many elephants that frequent the river in the afternoons. Accommodation: Thebe River Safaris  Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included Highlight: Chobe National Park boat cruise Optional Activity: Chobe National Park Game Drive Day 11 - Zimbabwe -Victoria Falls With the memories of our wildlife encounters firmly etched in our minds, we cross the border into Zimbabwe this morning and travel the short distance to Victoria Falls. Today you will have the opportunity to visit the spectacular Victoria Falls at your leisure, also known by the local name of “Mosi-oa Tunya” (the smoke that thunders). While much of today is dedicated to viewing the mighty Zambezi River as it drops into the Batoka Gorge below, the bustling adventure town of Victoria Falls also offers a range of optional activities for those wanting a dose of adrenaline in the afternoon. For the more relaxed traveller there are craft markets and coffee shops on offer as well. Accommodation: Shearwater Explorers Village Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch Optional Activity: Victoria Falls National Park Entry Day 12 - Victoria Falls Your tour comes to an end after breakfast and with the many activities on offer in Victoria Falls, today is the perfect day for the adventure that most suits your style. Whether rafting the mighty Zambezi River or enjoying a flight over the Falls, this is your day to enjoy the many attractions on offer in Victoria Falls. Accommodation: Post-tour accommodation can be booked through Getaway Africa Meals included: Breakfast Optional Activity: Zambezi Sunset Cruise, Bungee Jump, Helicopter Flights, White Water Rafting

12-Day Swakopmund to Victoria Falls (Camping)

In South African Rands Tour Rate Single Supplement
2024 Tours R 39,400 pp sharing R 1,100


  • All meals which are prepared and served at the overland truck
  • Accommodation as specified
  • Qualified crew
  • Filtered water
  • Transport in an overland truck
  • Included highlights as per the itinerary
  • Entrance fees to National Parks.
Please note: A minimum of 4 people are required to operate a tour, except on the guaranteed departure dates Excluded:
  • Snacks, alcohol, bottled water, soft drinks, tips
  • Pre- and post-accommodation
  • Entrance fees (associated with optional activities)
  • Souvenirs
  • Optional activities.
  • Tips
  • Visas
  • Travel insurance
  • Any items of a personal nature
Prices are subject to change due to airfare increases, currency exchange, fluctuations and any unforeseen circumstances, without prior notice.
Tour Departures
January 14, 17, 18
February 4, 11, 21, 25
March 3, 10, 17, 27
April 3, 7, 10, 14, 21, 28
May 5, 8, 19, 22, 29
June 2, 5, 9, 12, 16, 23, 30
July 3, 7, 14, 21, 24, 28, 31
August 7, 11, 14, 25
September 1, 4, 8, 11, 15, 18, 22, 25, 29
October 2, 6, 9, 13, 16, 20, 23, 27, 30
November 3, 6, 10, 13, 17, 20, 24, 27
December 1, 4, 8, 11, 1518, 22, 25, 29
Guaranteed Departures in bold German Translator   Italian Translator 
Child Policy on Tour on Overland Tours We do accept children on our tours The following age policies will apply: 8 Years: No children under 8 years of age 8 –9 Years: Children between the ages of 8 –9 years will be accepted to travel on a request basis only. 10 –15 Years: Tours will accept a maximum of four children between the ages of 10 to 15 years on any tour without requesting permission from clients. If more children want to join a tour once the maximum has been reached, this will be allowed on a request basis. 17 –18 Years: Guests of this age may travel with us with a letter of permission from their guardian; they do not require a parent to travel with them. Any traveler between the ages of 8 –16 must be accompanied by a parent, unless specific authorization had been obtained from Getaway Africa. Due to our alcohol laws in South Africa –No children under the age of 18 are permitted to partake in activities involving wine tasting. Age restrictions may apply to certain items listed in the respective tour activities. It is important that you are aware of these restrictions prior to confirming children on tour. Travelers over 65 yrs of age 65+ Years: Guests 65 and older will be required to complete a medical questionnaire and return to us before we will be able to confirm their participation in the tour. Accommodation on tour We have done all that we can to keep our fantastic low prices on these tours so the accommodation is not luxury but you can expect 2 –3 star twin / double accommodation and the majority of it is en-suite. In some places, we also make use of permanent safari tents which are considered "accommodation". We have selected accommodation that is in line with the areas we visit so there is a good variety. It is important to note that general accommodation standards are higher in Southern Africa than they are in East Africa. Please bring along your own towel as these are not always provided. Single Travelers If you are interested to share a room with the same-sex guest, we will charge you the single supplement upfront and if successful in pairing you up, will refund your single supplement upon completion of the tour. Medical Insurance Medical insurance is compulsory and you will be asked for your policy number before embarking on tour. Please make sure that your travel and medical insurance covers cancellation as well as being airlifted in case of a serious illness or injury as our tours often travel a long way from good hospital facilities. If credit card insurance is taken out, this often does not provide sufficient cover therefore a separate travel insurance policy is recommended Pre/Post tour Accommodation and Transfers, and Onward Travel We are more than happy to assist with booking accommodation and transfers for you before and after your tour. The properties that we use are generally at the tour departure point and we offer this service to make life easier for you. We offer a good value for money transit from Vic-Falls to Johannesburg which you can add to your tour. Do not book your onward travel or flights on the day your tour is scheduled to end (unless the last day of tour does not involve any traveling and ends after breakfast). We could be running late for a number of reasons. This also puts a lot of unnecessary pressure on your fellow travelers and guides and turns the last day of tour into a rush. Getaway Africa will not be held accountable if you have booked flights out on the last day of tour and you are not able to get to the airport on time. Visas - very important! As visa requirements vary considerably depending on your nationality, please contact the various embassies or visa service agencies to re-check visa requirements at least four weeks prior to departing for your tour. Please note that visas are the responsibility of the traveler and that Getaway Africa will not be held responsible for clients being denied entry should they not be in the possession of the relevant visas. Should the adventure tour you are joining be re-entering a country, be sure to have a multiple entry visa that enables you to re-enter the country. Arranging VISAS is not our specialty and due to this we do not always have the most updated information as these regulations change regularly. We suggest that you contact Relocation Online who will be able to provide accurate information or alternatively check with the local embassy. Traveling in our purpose built Overland Trucks The transportation on tour is a major component of all our tours. These tours are road trips and incorporate long drives, bumpy roads and possible mechanical problems, also, digging your truck out of mud is sometimes a considered a highlight. We have the newest and most modern fleet around. While there are similarities between our vehicles, our camping/accommodated trucks have 24 seats and additional packing space for camping equipment. Ideal for small or large groups, we also have a club area, ideal for playing cards or socializing. Our camping and accommodated tours are not city to city coach liner trip and there is no air-conditioning or toilets on these trucks Participation and Interaction, what's expected of you Although we do most of the work, the nature of these tours is not that of a beach holiday. A little assistance from the group can make a real difference as it means that the guides have more time for you and more time to make the tour amazing so getting involved definitely enhances the tour experience. This is an adventure, not a holiday. All camping & accommodated overland tours are limited participation tours and what we would like your assistance with is: Assist with washing up duties
  • Offer your help with the food preparation if time is pressing
  • Loading and unloading the truck
  • Loading and unloading your own bag
  • Help keeping the truck and cooler box clean (it is your home after all for the next days and weeks)
  • Help setting up camp
  • Putting up and taking down your tent. The first time is a challenge, thereafter it’s a breeze!
Your tent and camping equipment and kitchen utensils are provided on your tour so please take care of our equipment, as anything broken or lost on tour cannot be easily replaced.Our guides do all the cooking, however you are welcome to ask the guides if you are keen to share your culinary skills with the group.

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