8 Day Delta and Vic Falls
8 day assisted camping tour with the following highlights:
Chobe National Park
A long drive today, making use of the Trans Kalahari Highway,
a relatively new road that provides an invaluable communication
link between Namibia, Botswana and South Africa. The road takes
us first to the small town of Gobabis, one of the main livestock
farming centres of Namibia, and then on to the border with Botswana.
completing the immigration formalities we continue, through
rural Botswana to the town of Ghanzi, located in the centre
of cattle farming Botswana. Ghanzi is located almost in the
middle of the Kalahari Desert and was almost unknown before
the Trans Kalahari Highway.
time: approx. 7.5 hrs. (600 km).
Camping/Communal ablutions. Lunch and Dinner.
An early start and a quick stop in Ghanzi to collect any last
minute supplies before continuing west, traversing the linear
dunes of the Kalahari and passing through small towns along
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.
time approx. 6hrs. (450 km).
Camp Camping/Communal ablutions Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
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.
will be our main form of transport for the next two days. 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.
Mokoros 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.
to camp in the late afternoon for another night by the Okavango
Guma Camp.Camping/Communal ablutions Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Back on the road today, destination Namibia. Passport formalities
completed we go directly into the Mahango Game Reserve, a small
but excellent park right on the edge of the Okavango River.
We game drive our way through Mahango and have the chance to
spot rarely seen Namibian species such as roan the majestic
camp for tonight is just outside the Game Reserve, and we are
again beside the Okavango, but this time the main river, on
its journey from the Angolan highlands, through the pan handle
to waters end, the delta.
time approx. 4 hrs. (350 km).
Camping/Communal ablutionsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
The Caprivi Strip is a long narrow stretch of territory running
along the Botswana's northern border. It is a landscape of broadleaf
forest with many small communities dotted along our route. The
locals in this area are the Kavango people and we make a cultural
visit to a local community. The people here have taken the initiative
to establish a traditional "kraal" which will be opened
for us and we will give a guided tour.
have the chance to gain a significant insight into the local
customs and culture, including demonstrations of traditional
medicine and superstition.
here it is only a short drive to our camp for the night, also
operated as a community project, located on the banks of the
Kwando River in a beautifull setting. There is a craft market
nearby where you can shop for truly Namibian souvenirs.
time approx. 3 hrs. (200km).
Camping/Communal ablutions Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
We finish our long transit of the Caprivi region this morning
when we arrive in Namibia's easternmost town, Katima Mulilo.
A short break here before crossing back across the border into
Botswana. The road takes us 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 we transit through the park to the small town of Kasane.
We make camp in the grounds of a local lodge, right on the banks
for the Chobe River.
to relax in the afternoon 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.
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 Chobe River
provides a very broad habitat for bird life and it is possible
to see many beautifull species of our feathered friends.
time approx. 4hrs. (300km).
Camping/Communal ablutions Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Another border crossing today, we drive out of Kasane to Kazangula
ferry depot and complete our Botswanan exit formalities. We
cross the Chobe on the local ferry boat, enter Zambia and from
here it is a short drive to the town of Livingstone. Named after
the famous British missionary and explorer Dr. David Livingstone,
the town is a bustling African centre. We make our camp on the
banks of the Zambezi River and have time to explore the town
and to visit the might Victoria Falls.
views of the waterfall from the Zambian bank are fantastic,
there are many small paths and lookout points to explore.
afternoon your guide will help you organise the many optional
activities available in Livingstone. These include white water
rafting, bungi jumping, other excursions on the river and scenic
flights to mention but a few.
tonight will be in a local restaurant at the client's own expense.
All extra activities are subject to availability and are done
at the clients own risk and expense.
time approx. 2hrs. (100km).
Camping/Communal ablutions Breakfast and Lunch.
After breakfast the safari is finished. Your guide will be able
to offer advice on other travel plans you have in this region.
We pack up our campsite.
clients transferring back to Windhoek tomorrow this is a free
day for you to explore the area or to take part in optional
activities. Lunch and dinner are not included in the price of
the trip. Your guide will arrange a time to collect you for
the return journey in the morning.
Eco Camping Safari's (to view tours click on tour below)
Day Etosha Link
Day Sossusvlei Link
Day Taste of Namibia, (3 days north & 3 days south)
Day Northern Adventure
Day Southern Swing
Day Delta and Vic Falls
Day Namibian Explorer
Day Namibia Ideal
Day Culture and Nature
Day Family Adventure
Day Namibian Experience
Day Delta and Dunes
Day Combination, (3 days south + 7 days north)
Day Combination, (3 days Sossusvlei link + 7 day Northern Adventure
+ 8 day Delta and Falls)
22 Day combination, (14 day Namibian Experience + 8 day Delta