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 a two night expedition to 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.
Airport Transfer Available A’Zambezi Hotel
A’Zambezi River Lodge is located in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe 25km from the airport, nestling on the banks of the mighty Zambezi river within the periphery of the Zambezi National Park. The imaginative architecture with its sweeping curve of grass thatch blends well with the lash green lawns. Azambezi is the … Read More
Airport Transfer Available Haus Garnison
Very centrally situated and in about 4 minutes you can walk into the city centre and 500 meters to the beach. Haus Garnison has 2 self-catering flats and 10 rooms and can accommodate 18 – 21 guests. All rooms are equipped with shower/bath, toilet, a mini kitchen, telephone, cooling fan … Read More
Our tours come with an "Optional Activity Package". You will need to purchase this package if you would like to partake in what we consider to be "essential activities" on our tours. The Activity Package has been written into the itinerary of the tour so please keep this in mind as if you don't book the package, the activities won't be included. We suggest that you prebook and prepay for your Activity Package to ensure availability.
Download Detailed Itinerary (pdf)Camping Accommodated
This morning we visit the spectacular Victoria Falls, also known by the local name of “Mosi-oa Tunya” (the smoke that thunders). While 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.
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. Lunch will be served from the truck and the afternoon is set aside for exploring the Chobe National Park. We begin our exploration in 4×4 vehicles, which allows us an up close and personal experience with the many Elephants that frequent the River in the afternoons. The afternoon ends with a leisurely Boat Cruise and a meal served around the campfire.
Leaving Kasane early, we set of for Nata where we will overnight. Those who would like to can join an optional excursion to the Pans this afternoon. This evening we will prepare for our journey to Maun, packing smaller bags for our journey into the Okavango Delta.
Our journey today takes us across the northern reaches of the Makgadigadi Pans and the road to Maun is lined with majestic examples of the iconic Baobab tree. Arriving in Maun in the early afternoon, you will have the possibility of enjoying a scenic flight over the Okavango Delta as we will be staying in Maun tonight.
The seasonality of the flood waters lends the Delta its ever changing character and while water levels may fluctuate the tranquillity of this wilderness area remains constant. During your time in the Delta, our camping and accommodated guests will be staying in different locations.
While the programme of activities is flexible to accommodate the seasonal changes, we will enjoy a mokoro ride and a nature walk. The Okavango Delta is not only a natural wonder, but represents one of the last great wilderness areas in the world today.
Okavango Delta - Maun
Today is set aside to enjoy the activities on offer in the Delta, while the programme of activities is flexible to accommodate the seasonal changes, we begin with a mokoro ride this morning and after returning to camp for lunch, we will enjoy an afternoon boat cruise.
We pack up camp and head back to Maun by mokoro transfer to the polling station.
Back in Maun, we reunite with our crew and truck and head west towards the Namibian border. Before we cross into Namibia, we spend the night in Ghanzi and this afternoon there is an option of a guided walk with your San hosts. This is an opportunity to learn more about the San culture and interaction with their Desert environment. The San people have long been associated with this harsh environment and tonight we enjoy a dance evening that provides an insight into their culture of song, dance and story-telling.
Refreshed after a good night’s sleep, we depart for Maun early and enjoy a transfer flight out of the Okavango Delta.
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. We will make a short stop in the city centre before continuing to our lodging for the night.
Windhoek – Outjo
Leaving the city of Windhoek this morning, we travel north for game viewing in the Etosha National Park. On our way today we will make a short stop at the craft markets in Okahandja before continuing to our overnight stop, located just outside Etosha National Park.
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 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.
Greater Kunene Region
We will rise early and enjoy our last game drive in Etosha as we exit the park. Sit back and enjoy the scenery of rugged mountains and dry river beds.
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 the tribe generates from the visits goes towards the education of Himba children and assists the tribe in giving them a chance to learn about their own culture and heritage. This afternoon we have the opportunity to visit a Himba village and interact with the villagers.
This morning we travel onwards to Spitzkoppe, here a local guide will join us for a walk around the base of this famed landmark. We will have the opportunity to view some San rock paintings before we continue to 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.
Although your tour ends after breakfast, today is a free day to enjoy adventure, explore Swakopmund or simply enjoy a great bake at a local coffee shop. Swakopmund offers all the conveniences of a little city and there is something to keep everyone busy.
Listed below are activities and highlights that form part of an "Optional Activity Package". You will need to purchase this package if you would like to partake in what we consider to be "essential activities" on our tours. The Activity Package has been written into the itinerary of the tour so please keep this in mind as if you don't book the package, the activities won't be included. We suggest that you prebook and prepay for your Activity Package to ensure availability.
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- German Guided / Translator
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