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Windhoek to Victoria Falls - 10 Days

Windhoek to Victoria Falls Tour, one of the best Tours through arguably the best safari country in Africa. The Tour starts from Windhoek in Namibia, for its easy accessibility by Air. Hosea Kutako International Airport connects regional and International flights to Namibia. Namibia’s capital City, Windhoek though small has a history of the country that shapes Namibia today. City Tour can be arranged and usually takes you around for more or less 3 hours.

Your next adventure starts as you drive through Gobabis Town as you head to Botswana. Namib desert stretches to the Kalahari desert, which takes 70% of Botswana. Vegetation is characterized by short bushes, mostly acacia trees. Gobabis is known for cattle raring since crop farming is not sustainable due to low precipitation.

Botswana is the birth place of all modern humans about 200 000 years ago. Today Botswana is home to eight tribal groups namely, Batswana, Kalanga, Ndebele, Herero and San. Batswana are the dominate group although the Khoisan people were the first inhabitants of this vast land of Botswana. Khoisan rock paintings dates back to 1 500 – 2 000 years ago. They are known to have lived on picking wild fruits, hunting and gatherers and migrating across the region. Rock paintings are found in Botswana but also in Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Zambia and Angola.

Kalahari sand-veld is often referred as ‘thirstland’ to distinguish it from true desert. Generally, Botswana vegetation is savanna grassland with yellow or light brown grass cover and woody plants. The savanna ranges from acacia shrub savanna in the southwest through savanna thornbush and tree savanna parkland. As you go to the north and east there is denser woodlands predominately the African Ironwood (mopane). Open grasslands surround the Okavango Delta and Makgadikgadi pans.

Botswana Safari

Botswana has a diverse animal life and offers a perfect habitat. With 150 species of mammals and the highest population of African elephant alongside a sizeable population of the Cape buffalo, arguably this is the best safari country. Birdlife is prolific, with more than 460 species; a variety of reptiles and amphibians close to 200 species.

Visit one of the prominent national parks in Botswana. Among the best for safari is the Chobe National Park, Moremi Game Reserve, Makgadikgadi and the Central Kalahari.

Overview

Discover the water channels of the biggest Delta in Africa  by a wooden canoe as you navigate your way into the marsh islands abundant with wildlife. Its the safaris in Okavango and the Chobe region that will bring as close to wildlife as possible before you experience the art of nature in Victoria Falls. This 10 day Tour starts Namibia’s capital Windhoek. You travel to Botswana first to meet the Khoisan people on your way to the Okavango Delta. The experience of the Okavango could be the best for safari as the Delta attracts hundreds of species of wildlife. You will experience the ride on mokoro the traditional wooden canoe used by the locals to navigate the channels of water in the Delta. Your last stop will be the Victoria Falls. True to it’s sense it is the hub of tourist activities in the region and a true holiday resort.

Tour Highlights

  • The Khoisan people
  • Delta scenic flights
  • Delta experience
  • Chobe national park
  • Victoria Falls

Itinerary

Jour 1
Ghanzi Trail Blazers

Today we leave Windhoek in the morning heading North to Gobabis town and cross the border into Botswana. Later in the afternoon you mingle and interact with the last groups of the Khoisan people who are original inhabitants of this vast country Botswana. They showcase their way of life in the Kalahari desert. Accommodation: The campsite at the Trail blazers has upgrades should you want to be in rooms. There is wi-fi from 18h00 to 22h00. Once the generator goes off there is lighting or wi-fi. Hot shower is available though.

Jour 2
Maun

You drive further inland Botswana to the Okavango Delta, the largest inland Delta in Africa. Maun meaning ‘a place of reeds’ is a small town just outside the Delta and serves as the gateway to the Delta. Today you have the afternoon to take scenic flights over the Okavango Delta and later in the evening you prepare your backpack for your excursion in the Delta. Accommodation: Sedia Hotel or similar. There is both wi-fi and hot showers at this facility. Should you want to upgrade to rooms you have to book on time. This is just 5 km from the town of Maun so very close to other services too.

Jour 3
Delta

Your excursion in the Delta starts in the morning today. You have a transfer by 4×4 vehicles a couple hours drive to the mokoro poler- point. The delta here is only accessed by the poler driven mokoro which refers to the ‘ wooden canoe’. There are few remote villages for tribes that have always lived here. The polers mostly are from these villages and will navigate your way to your campsite through the reeds, grass and shallow waters but sometimes deep as well. Your campsite is a modern tented with stuff working there who will welcome you and show around and of course outline the ground-rules. This is way inside the Delta surrounded by water, wildlife could come as close to the campsite but you are always safe. You will have guided walks as part of the activities.

Jour 4
Delta

The whole day activities from your campsite would include nature walking trails with your Guides as well as mokoro ride around the islands. You will have a good chance of viewing game and relaxing in the late afternoon. For bird lovers here is your perfect chance.

Jour 5
Delta

The mokoro ride back the way you came will take you to the pick-up point where you will be transferred to the lodge in Maun. Enjoy the Delta and also have an optional late afternoon activities in Maun or an opportunity to do shopping. For an exclusive experience take the scenic flight over the Delta. This is optional but you can as well book ahead of time when you book your Tour.

Jour 6
Nata

We leave Maun to Nata today through the Xai-Xai national park. The Makgadikgadi salt pans will be visible as you drive through the now Savanna region with predominant butterfly trees, baobab trees and acacia trees. At your campsite there you will have a sunset drive to the salt pans or you can take a walking tour with local guides. Accommodation: Nata lodge. This facility has very good safari tents should you want to upgrade. There is also hot shower on shared ablution blocks, a bar and wi-fi at the reception and bar.

Jour 7
Chobe

You get to Chobe by mid day today. The Chobe river merges with the Zambezi river in this region and forms the border between Zambia and Botswana and across the Zambezi river forms the border between Zambia, Botswana and Zimbabwe. This whole region falls under the Kazungula-Zambezia (KAZA) Trans-frontier allowing free passage of wildlife. The town of Kasane and Kazungula has buffaloes, hippos, elephants, antelopes sometimes hippos seen roaming and grazing around campsites.

Jour 8
Chobe national Park

We take this morning to prepare for another overnight adventure in the Chobe national park. Chobe National park is 14 000 ha and home to the largest herds of elephants in Africa. As you drive to your campsite through the national park you will already be enjoying game viewing. The afternoon you continue with game viewing until sunset. Tonight you are once again surrounded by wildlife as you easy to sleep.

Jour 9
Victoria falls

In the morning we head back to kasane, pack our luggage and proceed to the border of Botswana and Zimbabwe. We arrive in Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe) late afternoon. Victoria Falls is Zimbabwe’s busiest small tourist town where tourists from the North and South converge. Its a real wonder of the World and forms the border between Zimbabwe and Zambia. A short walk from your campsite and you are already on the entrance of the Victoria Falls national Park. Enjoy the thundering and deafening sound of the Zambezi river as it plunges to a depth of 108 metres. There is a lot of activities to do in Victoria Falls. The other side of Victoria Falls is on the Zambian side and activities can as well be booked from here.

Jour 10
Victoria Falls

The Tour ends today soon after check out from your hotel. There is much more to do should you want to proceed with the tour through Zimbabwe back to Johannesburg. Or else proceed to Zambia, Malawi and Tanzania. You are at the center now and you have so much to do in Victoria Falls.

The Trip Cost Includes

  • Pick-up or Drop-off service from and to Airport(in our own vehicle) Transportation to and from!! Food all along the trip(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and a cup of coffee or tea) and accommodations during the trip in hotels with family environment Transportation, food, accommodation and insurance of Guide during the trip. English speaking guide and/or translator when necessary. First Aid Medical Kit(Your guide will carry the Medical Kit ) All the required permits and paperwork

The Trip Cost Excludes

  • International Airfare Visa Charges Hotel Expenses Your travel and medical insurance Personal Expenses such as shopping, bar bills, telephone, laundry, titbits etc Food and accommodations not mentioned or not promised by the agent/agency Emergency expenses such as expenses on chartered helicopter. International vaccinations and inoculations . Postage and porterage fees, Tips and gratuities for your driver/Guide and lodge staff. Optional Activities unless specified.

Frequently asked Questions

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How fit do I need ?

No fitness is required for most of the activities on tour as they will be done on our vehicles. However for check the fitness requirements for the optional activities you may want to book on our Activities Page

What about battery charging and hot shower facilities?

Most of the campsites we book do have charging points as well as our vehicles. Hot showers are available as well on campsites as well as on rooms.

Are there ATMs on the way?

Yes there are ATMs on most of the towns we shall drive through. The Visa cards and Master cards are as well accepted for payment on most our facilities for personal purchase of drinks and other services.

What about internet access?

On most of our camping sites there is wi-fi at your additional cost. While driving out in the country side connection will be a challenge unless you buy local sim cards and register with local service providers.

Is it necessary to hire Guides?

All our Tours are run by qualified and professional Tour Guides

How much do guides and porters cost?

We have all guides on contract basis and we would appreciate if you would pay them Tips. Usually tips range from $5-$10 per day. As for porters on lodges and airports it’s about $10-$20.

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Windhoek to Victoria Falls
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From $ 1,450 $ 1,350
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Faits au sujet du voyage

  • 1-12 people
  • Moderate
  • Windhoek
  • Camping and lodges
  • All year
  • English otherwise we have translators for German, French and Dutch
  • Our Guides will drive you as well cook for you.
  • 10 breakfast, 10 lunches and 9 dinners
  • Overland Tour