Overview

The Desert & Delta tour kicks off with a visit to the spectacular Victoria Falls, also known by the local name of “Mosi-oa Tunya” (the smoke that thunders), where a range of optional activities awaits us. We explore Chobe National Park. The park has one of the largest concentrations of wildlife in Africa. The next highlight of this tour is the Okavango Delta in Botswana. Exploring the Okavango Delta is a must. Here, you’ll have an endless list of activities to participate in, truly making the most of your time in this paradise. We then travel to Ghanzi in the central Kalahari. The Kalahari is home to the San people and our stay here will present us with the opportunity to learn more about these fascinating people. Our game viewing experience continues in Etosha National Park. Etosha is the venue for some of the most unique game viewing experiences in Africa. We visit a community of Himba people before arriving in 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.

 

Pre & Post Tour Accommodation

Nomad can book accommodation before and after your tour.

Pre Tour Accommodation - Victoria Falls

From R2,000
  Airport Transfer Available Victoria Falls 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 R640
  Airport Transfer Available Amanpuri Guesthouse

At Amanpuri, we offer you secure and ample indoor parking with 24-hour security. Our beautiful courtyard is the place to meet other travellers, to exchange stories and learn from other’s experiences. A Bar with tea/coffee available and television makes you feel at home and relaxed. Free wifi is a given … Read More

Itinerary

Day 01

Victoria Falls

Your tour begins today in the town of Victoria falls, home to the spectacular Victoria Falls.  The bustling adventure town of Victoria Falls also offers a range of optional activities for those wanting a dose of adrenaline. For the more relaxed traveller there are craft markets to explore and a delicious high tea is on offer at the Victoria Falls Hotel.

Day 02

Victoria Falls – Kasane

After breakfast we travel the short distance to the Botswana border, crossing into Botswana we set up camp on the banks of the Chobe River. We begin our exploration in 4×4 vehicles on an optional game drive and our day ends with a leisurely boat cruise which allows us an up close and personal experience with the many elephants that frequent the Chobe riverfront in the afternoon.

Day 03

Nata

Leaving Kasane early, we set off for Nata where we will overnight.  In the afternoon, you will have the opportunity to enjoy an afternoon guided excursion to the Makgadikgadi Pans and Nata Sanctuary to appreciate the spectacular view and sundowner.

Day 04

Maun

Our journey today takes us across the northern reaches of the Makgadikgadi Pans and the road to Maun is lined with majestic views of the iconic Baobab tree.  Upon arrival in Maun, you will have the opportunity to enjoy an optional scenic flight over the Okavango Delta (time and weather permitting – this could take place on day 6).   Those guests who have pre-purchased the 2-night package – will be transferred into the Delta today and will re-join the group on the morning of day 6.  Please speak to your consultant for a copy of the programme for your Okavango Delta Excursion.

Day 05

Okavango Delta

The most rewarding and enjoyable way to explore and experience the beauty and serenity of this intricate system of lily covered channels and lagoons is by mokoro.  Heading out early, we will be transferred by safari vehicle to the poling station (approximately 1 hour transfer) where we will meet the polers who will be escorting us into the Delta.  The polers will steer us through the serene area of narrow, reed lined channels which open out onto beautiful lagoons.  Reaching one of the many islands, a nature walk may be taken with your poler.  After the walk, we return by mokoro through the channels back to the poling station.  While the mokoro trail is not primarily a game viewing activity, a variety of game may be encountered in this pristine wilderness area, including elephant, giraffe, kudu, impala and zebra.

Day 06

Maun to Central Kalahari District

We travel to the Ghanzi district in the central Kalahari and this afternoon we enjoy a guided walk with our San hosts.  This is an opportunity to learn more about the San culture and interaction with their Desert environment. Tonight we get a first-hand experience of the San culture, well known for its rich traditions of song, dance and story-telling.  The nomadic San are hunter-gatherers that have passed down a rich knowledge of the plants and animals that play such an important part in their lifestyle

Day 07

Ghanzi – Windhoek

We start early this morning as we continue west and cross the border into Namibia, travelling onwards to the capital city of Windhoek. (Our accommodation for the night is situated halfway between the city and the airport).

Day 08

Windhoek

Before taking aim for Etosha National Park, we will take a short walk through the city centre and have the opportunity to view some its better known landmarks. After our city walk, we have a full day of driving ahead of us and will reach the gates of Etosha National Park in the late afternoon.  We begin with our first game drive as we enter the park and travel the short distance to our overnight rest camp for the night.

Day 09

Etosha National Park

Etosha is the venue for some of the most unique game viewing experiences in Africa. Today we have a full-day to explore the edges of the Etosha Pan in search of the abundant wildlife that occurs in the park. Our truck offers us an elevated platform and we will spend some time at the many waterholes dotted throughout the park.

Day 10

Kamanjab

We will rise early and enjoy our last game drive through Etosha as we make our way to the gates and exit the park. Sit back and enjoy the scenery of rugged mountains and dry river beds.

Day 11

Brandberg White Lady

The Brandberg (Burning Mountains) are regarded as the highest in Namibia and home to the famous White Lady, one of more than 45,000 rock paintings in the area.  After reaching our destination for the day, this afternoon we will make the 1-hour hike to visit the painting that is said to be around 2,000 years old. (Please be advised that the hike does traverse rough terrain along the gorge of the normally dry Tsisab River). 

Day 12

Swakopmund

The massive granite formations of Spitzkoppe tower 700 metres above the desert plains below and the presence of rock art indicates their significance to the San people who lived here many years ago. We will enjoy a walk and have the opportunity to view some examples of the San’s rock art before setting off for the seaside town of Swakopmund. Swakopmund is well known for its many adventure activities, coffee shops and rich German influence. This evening you will have the opportunity to book some of the many exciting activities on offer and we end the day with dinner out at a local restaurant.

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