Group Safari Holidays in Southern Africa

12 Day Swakopmund to Victoria falls Camping Tour

Enjoy a 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 of 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 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 almost 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 own leisure or even possibly participate in the many adrenaline based activities at the Falls

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.

 

For a longer version of this tour starting in Cape Town please also see the 20 Day Cape Town to Victoria Falls Camping Tour

Summary

Most Meals Included

12 Days / 11 Nights
Adventure truck

Namibia, Botswana & Zimbabwe

Day 1 - Spitzkoppe to Brandberg

Leaving early, we make our way to the massive granite formations of Spitzkoppe which tower 700 metres above the desert plains below. The presence of rock art indicates their significance to the San people who lived here many years ago. We will enjoy a walk and have the opportunity to view some examples of the San’s rock art before setting off for our overnight stop for the evening.
Meals included: Lunch & Dinner
Included Highlight: Visit and explore Spitzkoppe

Day 2 - Brandberg White Lady

The Brandberg (Burning Mountains) are regarded as the highest in Namibia and home to the famous White Lady, one of more than 45,000 rock paintings in the area.  This morning we will make the 1-hour hike to visit the painting that is said to be around 2,000 years old. (Please be advised that the hike does traverse rough terrain along the gorge of the normally dry Tsisab River).  After our exploration, our journey continues to the area of Kamanjab.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Included Highlight: Brandberg White Lady hike

Day 3 - Etosha National Park

Rising early this morning we drive to the Etosha National Park. Etosha is the venue for some of the most unique game viewing experiences in Africa. This afternoon we reach the park and begin with our first game drive as we make our way to the rest camp.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Included Highlight: Afternoon game drive in adventure truck

Day 4 - 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 Etosha Pan in search of the abundant wildlife that occurs in the park.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Included Highlight: Full day game drive in adventure truck

Day 5 - Windhoek

It is an early rise as we take aim for Windhoek, the capital city of Namibia. Upon arrival in Windhoek, we will take a short walk through the city centre and have the opportunity to view some its better known landmarks. (Our accommodation for the night is situated halfway between the city and the airport).
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Included Highlight: Full day game drive in adventure truck

Day 6 - Botswana – Ghanzi

Today we travel east and make our way to neighbouring Botswana and the Kalahari Desert. Starkly different to the Namib Desert after which Namibia is named, the Kalahari is no less dramatic and covers over 900 000 square kilometres. The San people have long been associated with this harsh environment and this afternoon we will enjoy an informative guided walk with the San community.  Tonight we enjoy a dance evening that provides an insight into their culture of song, dance and story-telling.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Included Highlight: San Tribal dance in evening / San Guided Walk (this activity could take place the next morning)/ San Tribal dance in evening

Day 7 - Okavango Delta

This morning we rise early and head towards Maun, where upon arrival in Maun this afternoon, you will have the opportunity to go on an optional scenic flight over the Delta (time and weather permitting).  This evening our guide will prepare us on what to expect on our full day excursion into the Okavango Delta.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Optional Activity: Okavango Delta scenic flight

Day 8 - Okavango Delta Excursion

The most rewarding and enjoyable way to explore and experience the beauty and serenity of this intricate system of lily covered channels and lagoons is by mokoro.  Heading out early, we will be transferred by safari vehicle to the poling station (approximately 1 hour transfer) where we will meet the polers who will be escorting us into the Delta.  The polers will steer us through the serene area of narrow, reed lined channels which open out onto beautiful lagoons.  Reaching one of the many islands, a nature walk may be taken with your poler.  After the walk, we return by mokoro through the channels back to the poling station.  While the mokoro trail is not primarily a game viewing activity, a variety of game may be spotted in this pristine wilderness area, including elephant, giraffe, kudu, impala and zebra.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Included Highlight: Okavango Delta Day Excursion

Day 9 - Nata

Leaving Maun behind us this morning we make our way towards the town of Nata.  We will spend most of the day in our truck as we journey across the northern reaches of the Makgadikgadi Pans. On arrival at Nata Lodge, you have the opportunity to enjoy an afternoon guided game drive to the Makgadikgadi Pans, which forms the breeding ground for a host of water birds including pelicans and flamingo in their thousands.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Optional Activity: Makgadikgadi Salt Pans (Nata Sanctuary)

Day 10 - Chobe National Park

We rise early this morning as we continue north to our camp on the banks of the Chobe River. This afternoon is set aside for exploring the Chobe National Park. We begin our exploration in 4x4 vehicles, which allows us an up close and personal experience with the many elephants that frequent the river in the afternoons. The afternoon ends with a leisurely boat cruise and a meal served around the campfire.
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.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
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.
Meals included: Breakfast
Optional Activity: Zambezi Sunset Cruise, Bungee Jump, Helicopter Flights, White Water Rafting

Rates quoted per person sharing

12 Day Swakopmund to Victoria Falls Camping Tour

2020 Camping Tour Rates

In ZAR Per Person Sharing Single Supp
Jan - Dec'20 R22,250 R900

Departure Dates for 2020 (10% off / Guaranteed departure)

Please note a minimum of 4 people are required to operate a tour, except on the guaranteed departure dates

January'20 22, 26
February'20 5, (19/19)
March'20 (4/4), 11, 22
April'20 1, 5, 15, 19, 29
May'20 3, 6, 13, 17, 24, 27, 31
June'20 3, 10, 14, 21, 24, 28
July'20 8, 12, 19, 22, 26, 29
August'20 2, 5, 9, 12, 16, 19, 23, 26, 30
September'20 2, 6, 9, 13, 16, 20, 23, 27, 30
October'20 4, 7, 11, 14, 18, 21, 25, 28
November'20 1, 4, 8, 11, 15, 18, 25, 29
December'20 6, 9, 16, 20, 23

Included:

  • 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.

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

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