Overview

Our tour begins in the adventure capital of Namibia, Swakopmund, where you can try your hand at quadbiking, sandboarding 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.

Featured Highlights

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.

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Pre & Post Tour Accommodation

Nomad can book accommodation before and after your tour.

Pre Tour Accommodation - Victoria Falls

From R1,060
  Airport Transfer Available Rainbow Hotel

Rainbow Hotel is situated 4km from the town centre of Victoria Falls, far enough away to enjoy the peace and quiet of the bush, but close enough to get into town quite easily if required. There is a complimentary shuttle that operates between the hotel and the town of Vic … Read More

Post Tour Accommodation - Swakopmund

From R450
  Airport Transfer Available Amanpuri Lodge

A peaceful oasis on the edge of the desert, arrive in Swakopmund to Amanpuri’s comfortable beds, spacious rooms, hot showers and take advantage of this wonderful place of rest. Whether you’re joining a scheduled Nomad tour or working with us to tailor make your dream holiday, Amanpuri is an excellent … Read More

Itinerary

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.

Day 01

Zimbabwe – Victoria Falls

Today we visit the spectacular Victoria Falls National Park. As we stay in Victoria Falls tonight, you have sufficient time to explore the falls and visit all of the view-points for some great photo opportunities.

Optional Activities
Zambezi Sunset Cruise
Bungee Jump – Solo
Helicopter Flights
White Water Rafting
Activity Package
Vic Falls National Park Entry
Day 02

Victoria Falls - Zimbabwe to Kasane - Botswana

We depart Victoria Falls and head towards Kasane. Upon arrival at Kasane we set up camp on the banks of the Chobe River. This afternoon we enjoy a scenic sunset boat cruise in Chobe National Park. Elephants, Hippo, Crocodiles, Eland and many other creatures reside in Chobe so keep your cameras ready.

Distance
±100km
Route
Victoria Falls to Kasane
Optional Activities
3 hour photographic Boat Safari
Activity Package
Chobe National Park Boat Cruise
Day 03

Gateway to the Delta

This morning we rise early to enjoy a game drive in Chobe National Park.  After our game drive, we will depart Kasane and enter Namibia travelling through the Caprivi Strip, to our next destination. A beautiful sunset awaits us at our camp situated on the panhandle of the delta.

Distance
±435km
Route
Kasane to Rainbow River Lodge
Activity Package
Chobe National Park Game Drive
Day 04

Okavango Delta

This morning we journey to our Delta camp.  For those who will be embarking on the Okavango Delta Excursion, the next 3 days will be filled with scenic cruises on the crystal clear waters of the Okavango and nature walks, where we have the possibility of seeing some of the abundant wildlife.

Distance
±160km
Route
Rainbow River Lodge to Okavango Delta
Activity Package
Okavango Delta Excursion (camping)
Day 04

Okavango Delta

This morning we journey to our Delta camp. For those who will be embarking on the Okavango Delta Excursion, the next 3 days will be filled with scenic cruises on the crystal clear waters of the Okavango, nature walks, where we have the possibility of seeing some of the abundant wildlife, a game drive and a scenic flight out of the Delta.

Distance
±160km
Route
Rainbow River Lodge to Okavango Delta
Activity Package
Okavango Delta Fly In Excursion
Day 05

Okavango Delta

An early start sees us head off winding waterways of the Delta, where water lily beds and palm islands make for the most scenic of experiences.

Day 06

Okavango Delta

Today we bid farewell to the Delta, taking a boat transfer out to reunite with our truck before heading down to Maun.  We will spend the night in Maun, reliving our Delta experience.

Distance
±380km
Route
Okavango Delta to Maun
Optional Activities
Tips for Polers
Day 06

Okavango Delta

Today we bid farewell to the Delta and journey to Maun after enjoying a game drive and our scenic flight out of the Delta.  We will spend the night in Maun reliving our Delta experience.

Route
Okavango Delta to Maun
Optional Activities
Tips for Polers
Day 07

Ghanzi

We depart early and head towards Ghanzi. Once at camp we will meet with a local Bushmen community and experience some traditional Tribal Dancing. There are also some traditional bushman huts that you have the opportunity to stay in for a nominal fee.

Distance
±290km
Route
Maun to Ghanzi
Included Activities
Bushman Tribal dance in evening
Day 08

Windhoek, Namibia

Today is a long driving day to the Namibian border and on to Windhoek in the centre of Namibia arriving in the early evening. On arrival in Windhoek our guide will take us on a short city tour in our truck. Tonight there is an optional dinner out in town at Joe’s Beer House, definitely a feast for all the senses.

Distance
±520km
Route
Ghanzi to Windhoek
Included Activities
Drive through Windhoek with the Nomad truck
Optional Activities
Dinner Out Windhoek
Bushman Walk
Places
Day 09

Etosha National Park

Leaving the city sights behind us, we travel into Namibia’s barren northern area.  On the way we stop at a popular craft market where you can barter for handmade gifts to take home.  We enter Etosha National Park and game drive through to our campsite for the night.

Distance
±455km
Route
Windhoek to Etosha
Included Activities
Craft market stop en-route
Entrance to Etosha National Park
Afternoon game drive in Nomad truck
Day 10

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.

Included Activities
Full day game drive in Nomad truck
Day 11

Outjo

As it is a short drive to Outjo, our destination for the night, we will spend the morning enjoying our last game drive through the park. Your afternoon is at leisure, so you can relax around the pool at our lodge.

Distance
±120km
Route
Etosha to Outjo
Day 12

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.

Distance
±130km
Route
Outjo to Khorixas
Activity Package
Himba Tribe Visit
People
The Himba People
Day 13

Swakopmund

En route to Swakopmund, we visit Spitzkoppe. Our guide will take us on a walk to marvel at the incredible landscape. Then we travel to Namibia’s Atlantic coast and Swakopmund, Namibia’s adventure capital. You will be briefed on the optional activities available here. At night there is an optional dinner at a local restaurant where you can try different types of local dishes.

Distance
±310km
Route
Khorixas to Swakopmund
Included Activities
Guided Walk with Nomad Guide through Spitzkoppe
Optional Activities
Dinner Out Swakopmund
Day 14

Swakopmund

Although your tour comes to an end this morning after breakfast, you can spend 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.  You can book post tour accommodation through your travel agent or Nomad directly.

Places
Optional Activities
Sky Diving
Sandboarding
Quad Biking (2 hours)

Activity Package

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.

  • Vic Falls National Park Entry
  • Chobe National Park Boat Cruise
  • Chobe National Park Game Drive
  • Okavango Delta Excursion (camping)
  • Okavango Delta Fly In Excursion
  • Himba Tribe Visit

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