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 R810
  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

Pre Tour Accommodation - Victoria Falls

From R1,700
  Airport Transfer Available Elephant Hills

The Elephant Hills Inter Continental Hotel is a 276 room resort hotel. The rooms are designed to meet guests’ every need. All rooms are fully air conditioned and en suite with bath and shower. Every room also has a private balcony with views of the Zambezi River or 18-hole golf … Read More

Post Tour Accommodation - Swakopmund

From R440
  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

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. It’s a good idea to arrive the day before if you would like to book any of the optional activities available.

Optional Activities
Full Day Low/High Water River boarding
Full day River boarding
Zambezi Sunset Cruise
Bungee Jump – Solo
Lion Encounter
Elephant Encounter
Helicopter Flights
White Water Rafting
Activity Package
Vic Falls National Park Entry
Day 02

Botswana - Chobe National Park

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
Chobe National Park Game Drive
Activity Package
Chobe National Park Boat Cruise
Day 03

Maun

An early start and our journey will take us to Maun where we will spend the night. Maun is the gateway to the Okavango Delta and this afternoon we will prepare for the bush-camping excursion, packing small overnight bags. Your guides will provide you with a briefing about the next few days’ activities and the community run tourism operation.

Distance
±680km
Route
Kasane to Maun
Places
Day 04

Okavango Delta

After breakfast we board our local 4×4 truck transport for our trip into the Okavango Delta, where we meet with our local guides and polers for our mokoro (traditional canoe) trip to our remote bush camp. In the afternoon there is a nature walk with a local guide which gives a great chance to view wildlife on foot. Tonight is spent swapping stories around the camp fire and enjoying the serenity of the Delta. Please note: If you have not purchased the Activity Package you will stay at the campsite in Maun for the following 2 days.

Please note: If you have not purchased the Activity Package you will stay at the campsite in Maun for the following 2 nights.

Route
Maun to Bush Camp
Optional Activities
Tips for Polers
Activity Package
3 Day Delta Drive In (camping)
Day 05

Okavango Delta

There is normally an early morning nature walk with your local guides, splitting up into smaller groups so there is a better chance of seeing the wildlife. This is followed by breakfast and a relaxed day around the camp site. Often there is the chance to swim in the clear water. Test your skills as a mokoro poler, it’s not as easy as the locals make it look!

Day 06

Delta to Maun

Another early morning walk before breakfast and then it’s time to board our mokoro canoe for the trip back to the truck (depending on the water levels). Then we say good bye to our local guides and journey back to the Maun campsite for lunch and a relaxing afternoon. Do not be alarmed if we are joined at camp by local dairy cows later in the evening as they sometimes roam through the back of the camp.

Route
Okavango Delta to Maun
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
Optional Activities
Bushman Walk
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
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

Himba Tribes

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
±90km
Route
Etosha to Outjo
Activity Package
Himba Tribe Visit
People
The Himba People
Day 12

Spitzkoppe

From culture to creation we travel to the mysterious Spitzkoppe, known as Namibia’s Matterhorn. At the huge rocky outcrop, we set up camp in the wild, beneath the mountain. This afternoon our guide will take us on a guided walk to explore the unique rock formations. For the more adventurous traveller you may want to venture up the mountain behind camp before dinner for some stunning views of the landscape.

Distance
±320km
Route
Outjo to Spitzkoppe
Places
Included Activities
Guided Walk with Nomad Guide through Spitzkoppe
Day 13

Swakopmund

Today 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
±200km
Route
Spitzkoppe to Swakopmund
Places
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
  • 3 Day Delta Drive In (camping)
  • Himba Tribe Visit

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