Desert Dunes, Inland Deltas & World Heritage Falls

All adventure seekers dream of a vacation in Africa. A trip to cover the most exciting attractions in Namibia, Botswana, South Africa and Zimbabwe. A historical, wildlife and cultural delight.
Duration: 18 Days
The mysterious dunes, legendary San people, rhythmic drum of Victoria falls, traditional cuisine, mokoro rides, game drives in Okavango Delta and historic sites have a unique charm desired by many but experienced by the lucky few.

1 Nights in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Definitely a wonder of this world, Victoria Falls is a must-see for people touring Southern Africa! Apart from the stunning beauty of the Falls, Victoria Falls is Heaven for the adventure-lover. With canoe safaris and nature walks for those who prefer a more sedate pace, Victoria Falls has it all!
Day 1

Arrive in Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe) at leisure, there are no planned activities for the day however Victoria Falls offers a wide array of activities for the interested. A welcome meeting will be held in the evening at the lodge. 

Accomodation at Explorers Village Lodge (or similar)

1 Nights in Kasane, Botswana

Kasane is a small town that acts as the gateway to Chobe National Park. Situated very close to the border where Botswana meets Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe, it is common for Kasane to be a route into, or out of Botswana.
Day 2

Arrive at Kasane, just outside the Chobe National Park, after crossing the border into Botswana. You can make a choice between checking out one of Botswana's national parks on a sunset boat cruise, or a casual cruise to enjoy the scenery with a cocktail, or a photo safari by boat. 

Optional Photo Safari  From $172.00 - The Chobe River is home to incredible wildlife, and there is no better way to spot (and photograph) it. Climb aboard a custom designed boat equipped with mounted DSLR cameras. During this three-hour safari, instructors help you capture the perfect wildlife shots, with chances to spot elephants, hippos, crocodiles, and birds. This tour includes transfers, park fees, refreshments, camera usage (DSLR cameras with zoom lens), 8G photo memory card and an exclusive seat on the eight-seat photo boat.  
                                       
Optional Photo Game Drive  From $172.00 - This is not your ordinary game drive. Experience this once in a lifetime wildlife photo safari where you're set up with a camera, a window seat, and the instruction required to take incredible safari photos! Perfect for both beginner and experienced photographers. Service includes: transfers, park fees, refreshments, camera usage (DSLR cameras with zoom lens), 8G photo memory card and an exclusive seat on the photo 4x4.

Accomodation at Thebe River Safaris Lodge (or similar)

1 Nights in Nata, Botswana

Salt pans and vast grass plains dotted by palm islands are a awe-inspiring sight and also the prominent features of this area, along with being a prime breeding ground for the variety of bird species. All these forms the Great Makgadikagidi.
Day 3

Choose from a wide array of options like wildlife safari drive at sunrise before travelling to Nata or a bush walk or sunset wildlife safari drive in the area to watch elephants drink from the camp's watering hole at night. This is the last stop before travelling into the Okavango Delta.

Accomodation at Elephant Sands Lodge (or similar)and are chalets with en suite bathrooms, along with a pool and restaurant/bar.

2 Nights in Maun, Botswana

The Okavango Delta is one of Africa's prime safari destinations. Its seasonal flooding brings a cycle of life and growth, and a bounty of wildlife and birds. Take a Mokoro (dugout canoe) trip, game drive or walking safari-the Okavango can be experienced in a range of ways, and on a range of budgets.
Day 4

Travel to the biggest town in the Okavango Delta area, Maun, shop for the suppies you would need and look forward to the game viewing paradise. Enjoy the traditional Dikgantshwane group performance in the evening on the poolside terrace.

Day 5

Wildlife walks, traditional mokoro excursions, and birding is he order of the day, along with learning the ways of the bush from the local polers.

Optional Scenic Flight $120.00USD - Get a fresh perspective on the vast wilderness of Africa with a once-in-a-lifetime view only a select few will ever see. Enjoy the hippos in the waterways and elephants and buffalo in the tree line. Gaze at the winding water channels as they make their way through the Delta.

Accomodation at Sedia Riverside Hotel (or similar)with en suite bathrooms including facilities like air conditioning, pool and a restaurant/bar. optional Okavango Delta Flight 120USD per person. If you have a pre-booking then you will be flying today.

1 Nights in Kalahari Desert, Botswana

Experience the rugged beauty of the Kalahari Desert: the vast expanses, wide open sky spattered with more stars than you could imagine. The Kalahari Desert is huge - it crosses the borders of several countries and is sparsely populated.
Day 6

Learn the fascinating survival skills of local San Bushmen while crossing the Kalahari Desert on an optional walk and choose to enjoy a traditional bushmen dance in the evening, as you relax after an exciting and tiring day.

Optional Activities are: San/Bushmen Walk - 10 USD per person Traditional San/Bushmen Dancing - 10 USD per person Accomodation at Okavango Delta Camping (or similar). Stay in the traditional-style bushmen huts, similar to the designs of the real thing with each hut furnished with cots, mattresses, lights, and mosquito nets. The campground has shared ablutions with flush toilets and hot showers. There is also a gift shop and bar area. There is no internet access here.

1 Nights in Windhoek, Namibia

Windhoek is exactly the place to begin a trip to Namibia. The "western" influence stands out in this city. Modern and a well-groomed city along with Neo-baroque cathedral spires, and a few seemingly misplaced German castles punctuating the skyline and complement the steel-and-glass high-rises.
Day 7

Reach the German-influenced capital city of Namibia, Windhoek. Look forward to meeting and making new friends as more people may join the journey forward. Enjoy an .optional dinner solo or with new found friends.

Accomodation at Ghanzi Trailblazers Camp (or similar)

2 Nights in Etosha National Park, Namibia

Park your vehicle by one of the many water holes, sit back and wait until your eyes can feast on the different species approaching to quench their thirst. One of the greatest game reserves in Namibia, the Etosha National park with its vast white-green salt flat of the Etosha Pan is a breath-taking sight in itself.
Day 8

Enjoy a game drive in Etosha National Park in a touring vehicle and look out for the Big 5. 

Optional Open Vehicle Game Drive $48.00 USD - Set off in an open 4x4 safari vehicle with a naturalist guide in search of the stunning wildlife in the park. Wildlife often come to the many watering holes to drink, so keep your eyes peeled for many animals on the move.

Day 9

Another day of game viewing to spot the exclusives you could not spot the day before. Game drives are in a touring car unless the option is picked for an open safari car.

Accomodation at Etosha NP Okaukuejo Restcamp (or similar). Camping is the way of accommodation in Etosha National Park and no meals will be provided. There is a restaurant nearby.

2 Nights in Swakopmund, Namibia

Sandwiched between Atlantic rollers and the Namib Desert, Swakopmund can be described as palm-lined streets, seaside promenades, fine accommodation, a pleasant summer climate and decent beaches.
Day 10

As you make your way to the historical town of Swakopmund, enroute the western Namibia, watch the beautiful desert landscape go by. Swakopmund has attention catchers such as lunar landscapes, unforgettable sunsets, and prehistoric Welwitchia plants.

Day 11

The city has a plethora of activities to indulge in. Opt for living desert Tour, sand-boarding in the Namib Desert,  skydiving, quad biking and Swakopmund guided cultural tour.


Living Desert Tour $47.00 USD Sand-boarding $37.00 USD Skydiving $181.00 USD Quad Biking $44.00 USD Swakopmund Guided Cultural Tour $29.00 USD Accomodation at Europa Hof Hotel (or similar)with en suite bathrooms and with amenities like laundry service, wifi, and a restaurant/bar.

2 Nights in Namib Desert, Namibia

Shifting sand dunes, gravel plains and rugged mountains, commonly referred to as the world's oldest desert that has been in existence for nearly 43 million years, the Namib desert has not changed in its form in the last 2 million years. Feel the magnanimity of time as you look over the "forever".
Day 12

Fall in love with the arid landscape as you travel through the vastness of the Namib desert. Take a break at Walvis Bay on the way, it is the only town on the Namibian coastline that boasts a deep sea harbor. Arrive at Sossusvlei, where the towering red sand dunes form the gateway into the Namib Desert. 

Day 13

As you visit the Visit Sossusvlei Dunes and Sesriem Canyon, learn the interesting facts of Sesriem Canyon and marvel at the sheerness of Sossusvlei Dunes. Climb up the breathtaking Dune 45

Accomodation at Sossus Oasis Campsite (or similar). Spend the night in pitched dome tents with shared ablutions. All camping equipment (with the exception of your sleeping bag and pillow) is supplied. All tents have built-in insect nets and mattresses are also available

1 Nights in Fish River Canyon, Namibia

Second to Arizona's Grand Canyon, and the second most visited attraction in Namibia, the daunting yet spell binding sheerness is a not to be missed feature of Namibia.
Day 14

Take in the majestic beauty of Fish River Canyon or choose to stay back at the hotel and relax at the pool while enjoying the beautiful scenery.

Accomodation at Seeheim Hotel (or similar) with en suite bathrooms, a pool, and bar area

1 Nights in Orange River, Namibia

Rising in the Drakensberg mountains in Lesotho, the Orange river is one of the longest rivers in the continent. The Orange River is also popular for the diamond beds and finds like Eureka and Star of South Africa.
Day 15

Explore further along the banks of the Gariep River and enjoy the beautiful scenery with time to swim or just relax.

Accomodation at Norotshama River Resort (or similar) with en suite bathrooms, a restaurant and bar, a pool, and internet access.

1 Nights in Lambert's Bay, South Africa

A quaint little fishing town in the Western Cape province, Lambert's Bay features wide expanses of white sand under blazing blue skies. As nice as the name sounds, Lambert's Bay provides an endless opportunity to experience seafood in the heart of crayfish country.
Day 16

Cross the Zambian borders and into South Africa, continuing down the coast to arrive at a picturesque town, Lambert's Bay. Opt to visit Bird Island or stroll through this charming town, visiting unique artisan shops and boutiques 

Bird Island visit is an optional activity at 3 USD per person and accommodation is at Sir Lambert's Guest House (or similar)

1 Nights in Cape Town, South Africa

The Table Mountain stands proud and crowns this city, where cultures, cuisines and landscapes mesh together to provide a unique experience to the visitors.
Day 17

Hop on to the last lap of the vacation and head to Cape Town. Choose to enjoy a wine tasting or stroll through the vibrant streets of this picturesque coastal city.

Day 18

Depart at your convenience and carry back heart felt warmth of this glorious trip. 

Accommodation at Lady Hamilton Hotel (or similar) and free Wi-fi at the hotel's lobby

Desert Dunes, Inland Deltas & World Heritage Falls Information

Best travel time: January to December

Cost

Jan - Mar Apr - Jun Jul - Sep Oct - Dec
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