Embrace the call of the wild as we begin our journey in Windhoek, the pulsing heart of Namibia, and cross the border into the untamed expanses of Botswana. In our quest for adventure, we’ll plunge into the wildlife rich haven of Etosha National Park.
Our interlude in Maun along the Kavango River offers a window into an aerial spectacle over the Okavango Delta. With the sandy Kalahari Basin welcoming the yearly inundation of the Okavango River, the grand spectacle of wildlife from the skies promises not just exhilaration but a panorama that imprints itself into your memory.
Transitioning from aerial to terrestrial exploration, we embark on our open 4x4s from Maun, journeying towards the wilderness sanctuary of the Khwai Conservation Area. Traverse the waterways of the Okavango Delta on a Mokoro (dugout canoe), your silent steed offering a unique vantage point to observe hippos and crocodiles in their natural habitat.
Our sojourn in the Khwai Conservation Area concludes with an indelible night under the stars before we venture through the Moremi Game Reserve for a day of immersive wildlife viewing. Our paths eventually lead us to the tranquil banks of the Chobe River. Here, in the midst of Chobe National Park, savor a relaxing river cruise, an ice-cold sundowner in hand, while beholding elephants in their playful majesty mere meters away.
Our adventure doesn’t end here. The mighty Zambezi River’s rapids or a scenic flight over the majestic Victoria Falls – the choices for excitement in this natural wonderland are limitless.
The wildlife symphony continues as we transition to Johannesburg, marking the commencement of our Kruger tour. A veritable tableau of African wildlife awaits here, including the iconic Big Five – lions, elephants, buffalo, leopard, and rhino.
As our exhilarating expedition draws to a close, we weave our way back to Johannesburg along the scenic Panorama Route. This breathtaking journey reveals natural wonders such as God’s Window, Bourke’s Luck Potholes, and the Three Rondavels, offering a fitting end to an unforgettable safari.
Day 1 – Etosha National Park
This morning, you will be met at the departure point by a representative who will be transferring you to your first overnight stop, Etosha National Park. The shuttle service is expected to take between 4 – 5 hours. The shuttle service is offered exclusively to Nomad guests and the number of travellers is dependant on the number of guests booked. Sit back, relax and enjoy the drive to Etosha National Park. Upon arrival in Etosha National Park, you will be met at the Okaukuejo Rest Camp by your Nomad Tour Leader who orientate you with the tour, your truck and fellow travellers. After lunch, we board our truck and enjoy an afternoon game drive.
Day 2 – Etosha to Divundu
We leave the white sands of Etosha behind and venture towards the Kavango River for our overnight stop in Divundu.
Day 3 – Divundu to Maun
Prior to departing for Maun, we enjoy a leisurely boat cruise on the beautiful Kavango River. We then cross the border into Botswana and head towards the gateway to the Okavango Delta, the town of Maun. We overnight in Maun before heading for our next adventure – The Okavango Delta.
Day 4 – Khwai Conservation Area
You will be separated from your Nomad truck for the next 2 nights and it is therefore important that you pack/gather your personal belongings which you may need, before we depart Maun. Please pack lightly and only take what you need for the following two nights. Today we make our way towards the Okavango Delta. Early risers will have the opportunity to go on an optional scenic flight over the Delta (time and weather permitting). After your optional flight, you will be collected from Maun and will be transferred to the Khwai Conservation area in smaller safari type vehicles. Our guide will prepare us on what to expect for our afternoon mokoro excursion into the Okavango Delta.
Day 5 – Moremi Game Reserve
Today is a full day game drive as we spend most of our day on safari in the Moremi Game Reserve in search of the species that roam the plains. Expect some bumpy roads as we traverse this wilderness area in our 4×4 vehicles. Offering habitats from wetland, open water to the grasslands and Savannah woodland, we hope to see as many species of fauna and flora possible. This evening we arrive back at Khwai to share and compare all the amazing sightings while on safari.
Day 6 – Khwai to Nata
Today’s journey from Khwai to Nata passes the Botswanan salt pans. You will pack up camp and depart at first light on the open 4×4 safari vehicles before meeting the Nomad truck in Maun. The scenic drive from Maun to Nata showcases some of Botswana’s breathtaking landscapes and the rich cultural heritage. Keep an eye open as there is always a chance of a wildlife encounter or two before reaching your overnight destination in Nata. This afternoon, after our arrival in Nata, we enjoy a guided drive to the Nata pans, which forms the breeding ground for a host of water birds including pelicans and flamingo in their thousands (birds dependant on seasonal migratory patterns).
Day 7 – Nata to Kasane – Chobe National Park
We journey from Kalahari sands of Nata to Kasane and arrive in time for lunch and a quick siesta before we head out in the afternoon to explore the Chobe National Park from the river, enjoying a leisurely boat cruise which allows us an up close and personal experience with the many elephants that frequent the river in the afternoons.
Day 8 – Zimbabwe -Victoria Falls
With the memories of our wildlife encounters firmly etched in our minds, we cross the border into Zimbabwe this morning and travel the short distance to Victoria Falls. Today you will have the opportunity to visit the spectacular Victoria Falls at your leisure, also known by the local name of “Mosi-oa Tunya” (the smoke that thunders). While much of today is dedicated to viewing the mighty Zambezi River as it drops into the Batoka Gorge below, the bustling adventure town of Victoria Falls also offers a range of optional activities for those wanting a dose of adrenaline in the afternoon. For the more relaxed traveller there are craft markets and coffee shops on offer as well.
Day 9 – Victoria Falls
With the many activities on offer in Victoria Falls, today is the perfect day for the adventure that most suites your style. Whether rafting the mighty Zambezi River or enjoying a flight over the Falls, this is your day to enjoy the many attractions on offer in Victoria Falls.
Day 10 – Victoria Falls to Francistown
Departing Victoria Falls this morning, we cross into Botswana and travel south to Francistown in central Botswana. We reach our overnight stop on the outskirts of Francistown in the late afternoon.
Day 11 – Francistown to Johannesburg
Leaving early we continue to the border with South Africa and on to the city of Johannesburg, arriving in the late afternoon.
Day 12 – Johannesburg to Great Kruger National Park Area
Please note that during the next few days (while we are visiting Kruger National Park), the order of activities could change without prior notice and a degree of flexibility is needed. This is to allow for maximum game viewing opportunities and experiences. It is possible on certain departures that a different vehicle type could be used at either the start or the end of your tour. This means that on either day 12 (from Johannesburg to the Greater Kruger National Park) or day 15 (Kruger National Park to Johannesburg, your journey may be conducted in shuttle (minivan) vehicles to meet up with and/or depart from the Nomad truck in the Greater Kruger National Park. If your selected date involves such a shuttle, we will inform you accordingly.
Leaving the city of Johannesburg behind us we make our way east through the coalfields of Mpumalanga. Our journey today follows in the footsteps of the old trade-routes to the Lowveld and the Kruger National Park. We set up camp at our base for the next three nights and enjoy a lovely sundowner drive.
Day 13 – Kruger National Park
Rising early this morning we enter the Kruger National Park to enjoy a full-day of game viewing. The abundance of wildlife presents us with opportunities for excellent sightings, while the Kruger is also home to the famed members of Africa’s Big-5. The game drive offers the excitement of experiencing the park from an open-sided 4×4 vehicle.
Day 14 – Panorama Route
This morning we will journey along the scenic Panorama Route where we will visit God’s Window, Bourke’s Luck Potholes and the Three Rondavels.
Day 15 – Kruger National Park to Johannesburg
We enjoy our last drive through the park before setting off for Johannesburg. We arrive in the late afternoon where your tour ends upon arrival.
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