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Namibia to Botswana: Okavango Delta, Chobe & Victoria Falls, 10 Day Tour

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Our incredible camping tours to Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe take you to three of southern Africa's foremost attractions – the magnificent Okavango Delta, Chobe National Park which has one of the largest concentrations of game on the African continent, and finally the spectacular Victoria Falls. Departures are every second Friday.
For an accommodated tour to Namibia and Botswana, see our luxury African Highlights tour to Namibia and Botswana.

Departures:
Every second Friday
Schedule:
Day Destination Accommodation  
1 Ghanzi, Botswana Ghanzi Trail Blazers FB+
2 Guma Lagoon, Botswana Guma Lagoon Campsite FB+
3 Guma Lagoon, Botswana Guma Lagoon Campsite FB+
4 Divindu (Mahango Game Reserve), Namibia Mahangu Safari Lodge Campsite FB+
5 Kwando River, Namibia Namushasha River Lodge Campsite, Gondwana Collection Namibia FB+
6 Chobe River Front, Botswana Chobe Safari Lodge Campsite FB+
7 Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe Shearwater Explorers Village FB+
8 Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe Shearwater Explorers Village FB+
9 Rundu n'Kwazi Lodge and Camping Site FB
10 Windhoek   B/L

B = Breakfast; L=Lunch; D=Dinner
FB (Full Board) = Dinner, Bed, Breakfast & Lunch
FB+ (Full Board Plus) = Dinner, Bed, Breakfast, Lunch & Activities

Cost:

Price per person: N$ 26 300
Min: 4pax | Max: 8pax

(Prices valid until 31 Oct 2022)

Departure Dates:

22 Jan 2021 | 5, 19 Feb 2021 | 5, 19 March 2021 | 9, 23 April 2021 | 7, 21 May 2021 | 4, 18 June 2021 | 9, 23 July 2021 | 6, 20 Aug 2021 | 10, 24 Sept 2021 | 8, 22 Oct 2021 | 5, 19 Nov 2021 | 10, 24 Dec 2021 | 7, 21 Jan 2022 | 11, 25 Feb 2022 | 11, 25 March 2022 | 8, 22 April 2022 | 13, 27 May 2022 | 10, 24 June 2022 | 8, 22 July 2022 | 12, 26 Aug 2022 | 9, 23 Sept 2022 | 7, 21 Oct 2022

Included:

Professional guide & Assistant guide.

All park fees.

Transport.

Accommodation in Tents; All camping equipment (except sleeping bags).

All meals indicated on itinerary.

All activities - Bushmen dance; Okavango Delta Boat trip.

Boat trip on Chobe.

Mokoro boat trip in Okavango Delta.

Sunset Cruise, Victoria Falls.

Excluded:

Beverages.

Tips.

Personal insurances.

Visas.

Other personal items.

Sleeping bags can be rented at N$30 per day.

ROUTE

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ITINERARY

DETAILED Itinerary (offsite)

Day 1: Windhoek to Ghanzi, Botswana
(Ghanzi Trail Blazers or similar)(600km)

Your adventure begins when you are collected between 07:30 & 08:00 from anywhere within Windhoek. We embark on our journey via the Trans-Kalahari Highway through the red sand and acacia trees of the Kalahari Desert. Warthogs, baboons, antelopes (including kudu) and birds of prey may be seen along the road. After completing the immigration formalities at the border we continue into Botswana. Our camp is in the Kalahari Desert. As the campfire fades, we can lean back in our chairs and marvel at the sight of millions of stars in the sky while listening to the sounds of creatures, large and small, out in the darkness.

Included: Lunch, Dinner

Day 2: Ghanzi to Guma Lagoon
(Guma Lagoon Campsite or similar)(450km)

After an early start, we travel from desert to greener pastures. We will arrive at our night camp in the early afternoon, having changed to 4-wheel drive during the last part of the trip in order to make it through the sand.

Our campsite is situated along the banks of the Guma Lagoon in the northwestern Okavango Delta. It is part of the Okavango Panhandle, a stretch of the Okavango River that follows a more-or-less straight course for about 70 kilometres before entering the wetlands. This deep channel serves as the main water source feeding the delta and the surrounding woodlands and the river's shallow waters teem with a myriad of birds.

Our guides and their assistants will prepare a tasty dinner and we fall asleep to the sound of night birds and perhaps one or two hippos out there in Botswana's Okavango delta.

Activities: Okavango Delta

Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Activities

Day 3: Guma Lagoon, Botswana
(Guma Lagoon Campsite or similar)

Today we will be awakened by a cacophony of bird sounds, 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, alternating between narrow and open stretches of water. We might see an elephant or two on one of the nearby islands. If we so wish, we can stop for a swim in a suitable location. We will go ashore and enjoy a nature walk with our guide. Here we might encounter some of the wildlife that lives in the delta, including red lechwes, warthogs and elephants. We return to our camp for dinner after a day full of adventure.

Activity: Okavango delta excursion with mokoro boats.

Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Activity

Day 4: Okavango Delta to Divundu (via Mahango Game Reserve), Namibia
(Mahangu Safari Lodge Campsite or similar)(200km)

Today we will leave Botswana and return to Namibia. We will drive to the lovely Mahango Game Reserve, where we will enjoy a game drive and try to find the beautiful sable antelope that occurs here. With some good fortune we might spot species that we haven't yet seen on our safari, including buffalo and roan antelope. Our beautiful night camp will be next to the Okavango River with its rich bird life.

The Mahango Game Reserve is characterised by woodlands, vast floodplains and the Kavango River. It is home to a reported 99 species including a large number of elephant, lion, leopard and a variety of antelope including the red lechwe, sable and roan. This park is an excellent destination for avid bird watchers boasting over 400 species and provides the perfect location for seeing crocodile and hippo in the Kavango River.

Activity: Mahango Game Reserve game drive

Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Activity

Day 5: Divindu to Kwando River, Namibia
(Namushasha Campsite or similar)(250km)

After our night next to the Okavango River we will proceed through the Caprivi Strip, stopping over at Popa Falls, a scenic series of cascades. We will arrive at our campsite in time for lunch.

Our green-lawned campsite at Namushasha River Lodge is situated on the Kwando River in eastern Caprivi. The area surrounding the Kwando River is known for its protected game reserves, national parks and wildlife sanctuaries. It offers excellent game viewing with the perennial waters of the river attracting plentiful wildlife including large herds of elephant, hippo, crocodile, red lechwe, zebra, impala, turtle, spotted-necked otter and over 400 species of bird.

In the afternoon we will visit one of the local traditional villages and learn about the culture of the Caprivian people.

Activitie: Popa Falls, Traditional Village Tour

Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Activities

Day 6: Chobe River Front, Botswana
(Chobe Safari Lodge campsite or similar) (270km)

This morning we will depart for the Chobe Safari Lodge campsite in Botswana. We aim to arrive just in time for an afternoon boat cruise on the Chobe river.

The Chobe River forms the northern boundary of the Chobe National Park, renowned for its diverse and abundant game viewing opportunities. This section of the park is best known for its dense concentration of wildlife including elephant and hippo populations, but the waters attract all manner of game including large herds of buffalo and the lions that prey on them. A visit to this area guarantees close encounters with an array of African wildlife.

Activity: Chobe Boat Cruise

Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Activity

Day 7: Chobe to Zimbabwe (Victoria Falls)
(Shearwater Explorers Village or similar)(100km)

This morning we will depart for Zimbabwe. There will be a border crossing where you will have to pay your single entry visa fee into Zimbabwe. We will arrive at our camp in time for lunch, then visit the magnificent Victoria Falls. The noise of the Falls can be heard from a distance of 40 kilometers, while the spray and mist from the falling water can rise to a height of over 400 meters. Local tribes used to call the waterfall, Mosi-o-Tunya, “The smoke that thunders”. It is one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World and famous for being the largest waterfall in the world.

This afternoon we will enjoy a sunset cruise on the Zambezi. The cruise includes finger snacks, beer, wine, local spirits and soft drinks.

Activities: Visit to Victoria Falls, Sunset Cruise on Zambezi

Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Park Fees and Activities

Day 8: Zimbabwe (Victoria Falls)
(Shearwater Explorers Village or similar)(100km)

Today you will be free to explore the town. There are a lot of activities on offer including white water rafting, helicopter flights, bungee jumping and elephant back rides. Please talk to your guide for more information or to book activities. These will be at your own cost.

Dinner is not included today.

Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 9: Zimbabwe (Victoria Falls) to Rundu
(n'Kwazi Lodge & Camping Site or similar)(680km)

This is our last morning at Victoria Falls. At this stage, you can choose whether to end your safari or return to Windhoek with the guide. The guide will drop those flying out at the airport. For those continuing back to Windhoek there is an extra charge of N$1000 and you will spend a night at n'Kwazi Lodge & Camping Site near Rundu, overlooking the Okavango River. Amenities include a lounge area, bar, internet access and an outdoor pool.

Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10: Rundu to Windhoek
(750km)

After breakfast, we check out and hit the road back to Windhoek, a long drive that will allow you to go through all the amazing pictures you have taken and to decide on any last minute souvenirs. Once you are in Windhoek, later in the afternoon, your guide will drop you off at your accommodation. We want to thank you for touring with Blue Crane Safaris and hope to see you again on your next venture.

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