14 Day Namibia & Botswana Adventure
Swakopmund to Victoria Falls
Discover the diversity of Southern Africa. From the arid open spaces of Etosha to the swampy mazes of the Okavango Delta, the elephant herds at the Chobe River and the thundering Victoria Falls – the natural beauty of Africa is life-changing!
- Challenge your fear in the extreme sports capital Swakopmund
- Visit a cheetah park near Etosha
- Explore the Okavango Delta in a Mokoro boat
- Bungee jump at the mighty Vic Falls
Price: R 4,495
Local Payment: US$370
This trip begins in Swakopmund, Namibia and travels north through Namibia and Botswana, before ending in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe.
This trip starts in Swakopmund on Sunday morning. Should you wish to explore Swakopmund, 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: Swakop Lodge, Nathaniel Maxulli Drive, Swakopmund.
Check-In Time: 08h45
Departure Time: To be advised at the pre-departure meeting
- Day 1: Swakopmund
- Day 2: Swakopmund to Spitzkoppe
- Day 3: Spitzkoppe to Cheetah Park
- Day 4: Cheetah Park to the Etosha National Park
- Day 5: Etosha National Park
- Day 6: Etosha National Park to Rundu
- Day 7: Rundu to Maun
- Day 8: Maun to Okavango Delta
- Day 9: Okavango Delta
- Day 10: Okavango Delta to Maun
- Day 11: Maun to Chobe National Park
- Day 12: Chobe National Park
- Day 13: Chobe National Park to Victoria Falls
- Day 14: Victoria Falls
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. Today is spent at leisure exploring this seaside town & some of the activities available here.
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.
Our departure from Swakopmund 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’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!
After stopping briefly in Outjo to get supplies, we head to Etosha. Covering 20 000 km2, Etosha is Namibia’s premier nature reserve. Situated around the Etosha Pan with a large 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. We spend the remainder of the day exploring the park’s southern area.
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.
From Etosha, we head in a north-easterly direction towards the lush Kavango region of 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!
Following the Kavango River, we enter Botswana and travel east along the course of the Okavango River 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, 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.
We travel east and then north to the town of Kasane where we set up camp on the banks of the Chobe River. The Chobe River forms a border between Botswana and Namibia and Zambia. 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. Listen out for the resident hippos!
This morning we have the option to do an early morning game drive into Chobe National Park. Chobe is one of Botswana’s premier game parks, renowned for its large elephant herds. After our game drive we return to camp for lunch and an afternoon at leisure.
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 rejoin the group before heading to our next destination.
Leaving Botswana we enter Zimbabwe and drive to the nearby Victoria Falls. Here in Africa’s adventure capital, we set up camp in the town’s centrally located campsite. Victoria Falls or Mosi-oa-Tunya (the Smoke that Thunders) is one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World and it’s not difficult to see why. At 1700 m wide and around 100 m high, this is the world’s largest sheet of falling water and a memorable sight on any African Safari! The Falls can be viewed from the Victoria Falls National Park, Zimbabwe – a fantastic photo opportunity. The afternoon is spent relaxing at the campsite’s swimming pool or exploring the many sights and delights of this town!
After breakfast, we exchange addresses and part ways, having just experienced a trip of a lifetime!
Optional excursions include 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.
- 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.
- 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$ / N$85 US$|
|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 Monday after your trip ends. The Local Payments are still applicable for each trip. This fantastic offer must be taken up at the same time you book this trip. Conditions apply.