Our tour begins in the adventure capital of Namibia, Swakopmund, where you can try your hand at quad biking, sand boarding and skydiving. If you’re in the mood to explore, you can take your time and admire the architecture and quaint shops or take a scenic flight over the coastal town. Heading inland, we visit a community of Himba people before arriving in Etosha National Park for a unique opportunity to see the desert elephants of Namibia. After visiting Windhoek, the next highlight of the tour is a two night expedition to the Okavango Delta in Botswana before heading to Chobe National Park and Victoria Falls.
- Etosha National Park
- Bushman – San People
- The Okavango Delta
- Chobe National Park
- Victoria Falls
Not all highlights are included in the tour price and form part of the Activity Package. Ideally we would include all activities, but not everyone can afford this. The Activity Package can be pre-purchased or bought through your guide on day 1 of your tour.
Pre & Post Tour Accommodation
Nomad can book accommodation before and after your tour.
Our tours come with an Activity Package. This is an optional additional payment that covers what we consider to be ‘essential activities’ on our tours and therefore this itinerary has been written with these items included in the day-by-day itinerary. Ideally we would include all of these, but not everyone can afford this.
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.
Today we head inland towards Khorixas, stopping en-route at Spitzkoppe, where we will enjoy some time exploring the enormous granite monoliths with our guide. In the afternoon we will visit the Petrified Forest (might be done the following morning).
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 displaces 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Maun - Okavango Delta
Today we journey to the outback town of Maun. The afternoon is spent relaxing and preparing for our adventure into the Okavango Delta.
After breakfast, we board our plane, flying over the winding channels of the Delta. A game drive to camp sees us arrive at our home for the next two nights. Upon arrival we settle in and prepare for our afternoon sunset cruise in the waterways of the Delta. Tonight we spend the evening around the campfire accompanied by the many sounds of the bush. Those of you not doing the Delta excursion will remain behind in Maun for the next 2 nights, where you can relax or partake in optional activities including scenic flights and mokoro trips.
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 again for a sunset cruise
A morning game drive ends with our arrival at the airstrip where we bid farewell to the Delta. A scenic flight gives us our last view of this breathtaking water wonderland and the animals that inhabit it. We meet up with our truck in Maun and head to Nata where the afternoon is spent exploring the enormous and world renowned Makgadikgadi salt pans.
Chobe National Park
After continuing north to Kasane, we enjoy a sunset river cruise on the Chobe River (in the National Park) where animals such as hippos, buffalo and elephants are plentiful.
Zimbabwe - Victoria Falls
On arrival in Victoria Falls we have time to plan the next day’s adventure activities before we visit the spectacular Victoria Falls and experience the thundering of the mighty Zambezi as it drops over 100m into the gorge below.
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.
Below are all highlights that are part of the Activity Package. This is an optional additional payment that covers what we consider to be 'essential activities' on our tours. This payment is 100% transparent and is listed under the itinerary of the tour and in our pre departure information document.
- Himba Tribe Visit
- Okavango Delta Excursion (Accommodated)
- Visit to the Nata Pans
- Chobe National Park Boat Cruise
- Vic Falls National Park Entry
- Limited Availability
- On Request
- Not Available