This tour to Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe takes you to three of the very foremost attractions in Southern Africa – the fabulous Okavango Delta, Chobe National Park with one of the largest concentrations of game on the African continent, and finally to the magnificent Victoria Falls. Departures every Friday.
For an accommodated tour to Namibian and Botswana, see our luxury African Highlights tour to Namibia and Botswana.
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B = Breakfast; L=Lunch; D=Dinner
Price per person: N$ 19 200
Min: 4pax | Max: 12pax
(Prices valid until 31 Oct 2017)
All park fees.
All meals indicated on itinerary.
Boat trip on Chobe.
Mokoro boat trip in Okavango Delta.
Other personal items.
Day 1: Windhoek to Ghanzi, Botswana
Our tours leave from Windhoek. You will be collected between 07:30 & 08:00 from anywhere within the capital as we embark on our long journey. We will use the Trans-Kalahari Highway. It is a very good road, although somewhat monotonous. You will have ample time to enjoy the landscape of the Namibian Kalahari. Warthogs, baboons, antelopes (including kudu) and birds of prey may be seen along the road. After completing the immigration formalities at the border post we continue into Botswana to our night camp in the Kalahari Desert. Most likely there will be a clear night and as the campfire fades we will be able to lean back in our chairs and marvel at the sight of millions of stars in the sky while we listen to the sounds of both small and large creatures out there in the dark.
Day 2: Ghanzi to Okavango Delta
Early start and away towards greener pastures. We will arrive at our night camp in the early afternoon after having changed to 4-wheel drive during the last part of the trip in order to make it through the sand. Our guides and their assistants will prepare a tasty dinner and soon enough it is time to go to bed and fall asleep to the sound of night birds and perhaps one or two hippos out there in Botswana's Okavango delta.
Day 3: Okavango Delta, Botswana
Today we will be awakened by a cacophony of birds, where different species succeed one another as it gets lighter. After breakfast we will move out into the delta, first by motorboat and then by canoe – mokoros. Standing in the mokoros, skillfully balancing, our polers will take us through the shallow, clear water out to one of the many islands. We will travel through lush vegetation on narrow stretches of water alternating with open water areas. We might see an elephant or two on one of the islands nearby. If we want to, we may stop for a swim at a suitable place. We will go ashore an island and enjoy a nature walk with our guide. Here we might come across some of the animals that live in the delta, including red lechwes, warthogs and elephants. Before dinner we return to our camp and a night's rest after a day full of adventures.
Day 4: Okavango Delta to Mahango Game Reserve, Namibia
Today we will leave Botswana and return to Namibia. We will drive to the Mahango Game Reserve, where we will enjoy a game drive and try to spot the beautiful sable antelope that occurs here. With some good fortune we might also be able to see other species that we haven't seen before on our safari, such as buffalo and roan antelope. Our night camp will be on the Okavango River with its rich bird life.
Day 5: Mahango to Namushasha Lodge campsite
We can take it easy this morning and enjoy the site and the surroundings before we continue eastwards. On our way we will stop to familiarise ourselves with the local culture and perhaps purchase some genuine Namibian handicraft. Our night camp is just off the main TransCaprivi Highway on the banks of the Kwando River in the BwaBwata National Park.
Day 6: Namushasha Lodge campsite to Chobe, Botswana
(Chobe Safari Lodge campsite) (270km)
We drive through Caprivi's capital Katima where we stop to top up our supplies. We continue over the border to Botswana and our night camp. In the afternoon we embark on a boat ride on the Chobe River. Chobe National Park is famous for large numbers of buffalo and elephant, which we may hope to see from the boat besides hippos and crocodiles. We might also catch sight of lions at the water edge. The bird life is just extraordintary in this part of the world.
Chobe National Park, which is the second largest national park in Botswana with over 10,000 km2, has one of the greatest concentrations of game found on the African continent. Its uniqueness in the abundance of wildlife, and the true African nature of the region, offers a safari experience of a lifetime.
Day 7 & 8: Chobe to Zimbabwe (Victoria Falls)
(Victoria Falls Rest Camp)(100km)
This morning we will depart for Victoria Falls. We will cross the border into Zimbabwe where we will arrive at our camp at lunchtime. After setting up camp we will have lunch and then visit the magnificent Victoria Falls. We will stay 2 nights at Victoria Falls. The first afternoon we will go on a dinner cruise on the Zambezi. Dinner will be included. The second night dinner is not included. There will be time for extra activities including white water rafting, bungi jump, elephant back rides and many more. Please do talk to your guide for more information.
Day 9: Zimbabwe (Victoria Falls) to Rundu
This is the last day of our time at Vicoria Falls. After having packed up our tents it is time to say good-bye. It is your choice to return to Windhoek with the guide and his assistant the following day (N$1500 for two days). You will sleep one night in the Kavango region and then continue back to Windhoek the next day.
Day 10: Rundu to Windhoek
This morning after a wonderful breakfast we continue back to Windhoek. You will pass Grootfontein and somewhere on the road you will stop for lunch. Once you are in Windhoek, later in the afternoon, your guide will drop you off at your accommodation. We want to thank you for booking a tour with Bluecrane Safaris and hope to see you on our next venture.