14 Day Botswana & Namibia Adventure
Victoria Falls to Swakopmund
From bungee jumping in Vic Falls to sky diving in Swakopmund – this tour is packed with adventure! En route you will see Africa’s fascinating wildlife in Etosha, the Okavango Delta and Chobe National Park.
- Get soaked by the thundering Victoria Falls
- Feel dwarfed by the elephant herds on the Chobe River banks
- Explore the Okavango Delta in a traditional Mokoro boat
- Test your courage in the extreme sports capital Swakopmund
Price: R 4,495
Local Payment: US$370
This trip begins in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe and travels south through Botswana and Namibia before ending in Swakopmund, Namibia.
This trip departs from Victoria Falls on Sunday morning. Should you wish to explore Victoria Falls, an earlier arrival should be planned and accommodation booked through your agent.
Pre Departure Meeting: Held at the Departure Point at 17h00 the day before your departure.
Departure Point: Victoria Falls Rest Camp, Parkway Drive, Victoria Falls.
Check-In Time: 08h45
Departure Time: To be advised at the pre-departure meeting
Local Payment: US$370
- Day 1: Victoria Falls
- Day 2: Victoria Falls to Chobe National Park
- Day 3: Chobe National Park
- Day 4: Chobe National Park to Maun
- Day 5: Maun to Okavango Delta
- Day 6: Okavango Delta
- Day 7: Okavango Delta to Maun
- Day 8: Maun to Rundu
- Day 9: Rundu to Etosha National Park
- Day 10: Etosha National Park
- Day 11: Etosha National Park to Cheetah Park
- Day 12: Cheetah Park to Spitzkoppe
- Day 13: Spitzkoppe to Swakopmund
- Day 14: Swakopmund
Today is spent relaxing or participating in a myriad of Optional Excursions. AT 1700 metres wide and around 100 metres high, Victoria Falls are one of the most memorable sights on this African safari. All year round, flights can be taken in fixed wing planes, micro lights or helicopters. Back on the ground, the falls can be seen from the Victoria Falls National Park with its many viewing points or from the Zambian side. All offer fantastic photographic opportunities.
White water rafting in the Batoka Gorge is considered to be world class. Besides the excitement of the grade 5 rapids, there are the “floats”, where there is time to admire the scenic cliffs and occasional wildlife on the riverbanks.
Optional excursions include trips into the Zambezi or Hwange National Parks, elephant back safaris, horse back safaris, a visit to the crocodile ranch, boat cruises and golf at The Elephant Hills Resort. Adrenalin junkies can bungee from the Victoria Falls Bridge connecting Zimbabwe and Zambia or abseil down the Batoka Gorge – neither activity is for the faint hearted! All year round, flights in fixed wing, micro light and ultra light aircraft or helicopters provide an aerial perspective over this magnificent World Heritage Site. White water rafting on the Zambezi is world class. Beside the excitement of the Grade 5 rapids, there are the “floats,” where there is time to admire the scenic cliffs and the occasional wildlife on the riverbanks.
After breakfast we cross the border into Botswana and head to Kasane where we set up camp on the banks of the Chobe River. Listen out for the resident hippos! The Chobe River forms a border between Botswana and Namibia and Zambia. This National Park is one of Botswana’s premier game parks, renowned for its large elephant herds.
For the adventurous spirits, there is the option for the Chobe National Park Sleep-out – an overnight experience in the Chobe National park. Spend the afternoon in search of wildlife en-route to the set camp within the park where we spend the evening surrounded by the night-time noises of the local wildlife. In the morning we continue our exploration and after stopping off at the camp for lunch, we meet the rest of the group for the sunset boat cruise
For those not on the Sleep-out, today offers the option of an early morning game drive in the Chobe National Park. An early start sees us spend the morning observing the large herds of wildlife After our game drive we return to camp for lunch. The late afternoon sees us take a boat cruise along the Chobe River. Elephant, hippo and many bird species can be viewed from the boat while we watch another glorious African sunset.
Today we travel in a south-westerly direction to the southern reaches of the Okavango Delta and our destination, Maun. It is from here that we set off to explore the Okavango Delta.
The Delta is a huge expanse of water, which has travelled from the Angolan highlands, spreading out to form the largest inland delta in the world. Studded with exotic islands, The Delta is renowned for its incredible variety of bird life and animals and is unique to Southern Africa.
Here we have the opportunity to take the optional 3 Day / 2 Night Drive In/Mokoro Excursion into the Delta. From Maun we drive north for a couple of hours to reach the mokoro poler’s station. Mokoros are traditional dug out canoes manoeuvred through the waterways by local guides who “pole” them through the reeds. After our guides find us a place to camp, we set off on an afternoon game walk, allowing us to experience The Delta wilderness.
For those who’d prefer not to explore The Delta, you can stay at the lovely campsite relaxing by the swimming pool or challenging each other to a game of volleyball. There is also a crocodile farm nearby that has it’s feeding times open to campsite visitors.
A day of rest, relaxation and Delta experiences await. Today we have the opportunity to partake in a number of activities including swimming (dependant on area & water levels), game walks, mokoro cruises and even a chance to try our hands at poling our own mokoro!
This morning affords us a final opportunity for a game walk before packing up and setting off back to Maun. We arrive back in the early afternoon and have the chance to complete our picture of the Okavango Delta by taking an optional sunset scenic flight over The Delta.
Following the Kavango River, we enter Northern Namibia. We stop at Rundu for supplies before heading to our spectacular campsite located on the banks of the Kavango River – complete with “open air” facilities and the occasional hippo grazing on the lawn!
From Rundu, we head towards Etosha National Park. Covering 20 000 km2, Etosha is Namibia’s premier nature reserve. Situated around the Etosha Pan with a wide variety of animal and bird life, the extensive network of gravel roads affords us the opportunity of accessing even the most remote areas of the park.
Today we make our way 150 km across the park, keeping a look out for Etosha’s large herds of desert antelope such as Springbok and the famed Oryx. After a full day of game viewing, we spend the evening relaxing at our camp.
Today’s drive is to the Cheetah Park – a private farm dedicated to conserving Namibia’s cheetah population. We get to meet the resident cheetahs, a photo opportunity not to be missed!
Our departure from the Cheetah Park takes us to the ‘Matterhorn of Namibia’ – Spitzkoppe. The 1728 m high rock formation, one of Namibia’s most recognised landmarks, is well known as an ancient San sacred site. Explore the surrounding area and its San rock paintings. Tonight we bush camp under the African stars.
Today we head for Swakopmund. Founded by the Germans in 1892, their colonial influence is still evident today. Swakopmund has a selection of excellent coffee shops, restaurants & bars as well as many arts and crafts shops selling Namibian curios. There are fine beaches to walk along as well as a great museum, aquarium and galleries to visit. Accommodation will be in dormitories. Upgrades are possible, but depend on room availability.
After breakfast, we exchange addresses and part ways, having just experienced a trip of a lifetime!
Optional excursions include sky diving, quad biking, sand boarding, scenic desert flights, dolphin cruises, fishing trips, golf, horse riding and more. An activity briefing will be held on arrival in Swakopmund.
- This itinerary should be used as a guide only and may vary from day to day depending on road & weather conditions, political situations and group decisions.
- All prices & Local Payments are subject to change with prior notice.
- Due to Tourism Laws in some of the countries we visit, there may be a truck and crew change during the trip.
Below is a selection of Optional Excursions available on this trip.
- these prices are approximate and are subject to change
- where activities occur away from your base, there may be an additional transfer cost
|Quad Biking – 1Hr/2 Hr||50 US$ / 85 US$|
|Sand Boarding – Lie Down/ Stand Up||45 US$ / 60 US$|
|Township Tour||70 US$|
|Tandem Skydive (Weather Permitting)||320 US$|
|Horse Riding (2Hrs)||65 US$|
|Dolphin Cruise||75 US$|
|Paragliding (Weather Permitting)||135 US$|
|Scenic Flight (various) (Weather Permitting)||As per Operator|
|Hot Air Ballooning (Weather Permitting)||420 US$|
|Okavango Delta (3 Day/ 2 Night)||150 US$|
|Scenic Flight Over Delta (300-350US$ per plane max 5 pax)||70 US$|
|Chobe NP Overnight||125 US$|
|Chobe NP Game Drive||35 US$|
Please ensure that you pay for activities in Victoria Falls with Cash or Traveler’s Cheque’s Only
- Victoria Falls National Park Entry (viewing the Falls) 20 US$
- Trip T-Shirt 25 US$
|White Water Rafting-Full Day *||110 US$|
|River Boarding combo Raft & Board||140 US$|
|Canoeing on the Zambezi-Half Day/ Full Day *||90 US$ / 105 US$ + plus 10 US$ park fees|
|Half Day Adrenaline – George Swing,ZipLine & Flying Fox *||105 US$|
|Full Day Adrenaline – As above + Abseil & Rap Jump||140 US$|
|Bungee Jump (111m)||105 US$|
|Tandem Bungee Jump||145 US$|
|Elephant Back Safari *||110 US$|
|Walk with Lions *||115 US$|
|Micro Light over the Falls-15mins||120 US$|
|Micro Light over the Falls-30mins||230 US$|
|Helicopter Flight over the Falls 12 mins *||115 US$|
|Helicopter Flight over the Falls 19 – 25 mins||175 – 220 US$|
|Zambezi Sunset Cruise||45 US$|
|Horse Safaris – 2Hr Novice / 3Hr Experienced||65 US$ / 75 US$|
|Hwange NP (2 Night 3 Day Safari)||450 US$|
|Chobe Botswana – Full Day||170 US$|
|*Combo Deals 2 Activities||220 US$|
**Please note that all accommodation & activities in Victoria Falls must be paid for in US$ cash (GBP & ZAR also accepted at a lower rate).
When you book this trip, you are entitled to receive either a free 2 Day Chobe Mobile Safari or a free 3 Day Hwange Community Experience the Thursday before your trip begins. The Local Payments are still applicable for each trip. This fantastic offer must be taken up at the same time you book this trip. Ask your agent or for more details. Conditions apply.