Group in the Okavango Delta | Botswana
FROM: €2,635 pp
Botswana & Zimbabwe Uncovered 2025 - 13 days map

SMALL GROUP COMFORT CAMPING: See the best of Botswana and Zimbabwe on this 13-day overland tour. Admire thundering Victoria Falls and discover the Caprivi Strip in Namibia. Visit the Magkadikgadi salt pan for a magical sunset, and explore the biodiverse Nata Bird Sanctuary. Cruise the Chobe River, navigate the Okavango Delta by mokoro canoe and on foot, and search for wildlife in Chobe National Park, Moremi Game Reserve and Hwange National Park.

Inclusions
Itinerary
Prices & Dates
Hotels

Trip Highlights

Victoria Falls - Begin your adventure in Zimbabwe's adventure capital and head out to see thundering Vic Falls
Caprivi Strip - Venture into this biodiverse region of Namibia along the Zambezi River, which is well known for its variety of bird life
Moremi Game Reserve - Spend two days exploring the Khwai River area (including 4x4 game drives) of this private reserve, which is home to all of the Big Five
Makgadikgadi Salt Pans - Watch a dramatic sunset over this eerily beautiful dried up lake bed, which stretches for hundreds of kilometres in all directions
Chobe National Park - Enjoy a game cruise on the Chobe River in search of hippos and crocodiles and game drive through the park
Okavango Delta - Enjoy nature walks and take to the water as you paddle a mokoro canoe through the lush waterways and enjoy game walks on the delta's islands
Nata Bird Sanctuary - Visit this community managed sanctuary which protects an important wetland area home to more than 160 bird species
Hwange National Park - Game drive through the Private Concession of Zimbabwe's best game reserve, home to a healthy population of elephants

Included

12 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 11 dinners
Services of a 3-man crew including a licensed African tour guide, camp assistant and chef
Victoria Falls Airport arrival and departure transfer on day 1 and 13
Spacious 2-person domed tents, camp bed, mattress, sleeping bag and pillow
Visit to Nata Bird Sanctuary & Makgadikgadi sunset excursion
Okavango Delta mokoro, boat excursion and nature walk in the Okavango Delta
11 nights fully serviced camping & 1 night 3 star hotel in Victoria Falls
Transport in a 16-seater overland truck
Park entrance fees
Hwange National Park game drive in a 4x4 open vehicle
Moremi Wildlife Reserve games drives in the Khwai area in a 4x4 open vehicle
Chobe River game viewing cruise

Not Included

International flights and visas
Optional activities
Local Payment: USD $250pp, to be paid on arrival
Tipping - an entirely personal gesture
Victoria Falls NP entrance fee and excursions

Itinerary

Day 1

Victoria Falls

Welcome to Zimbabwe! On arrival at Victoria Falls airport there is an included transfer to the hotel. The rest of the day is free to relax or head over to the mighty "Mosi-oa-Tunya", the "Smoke That Thunders". Optional activities on offer include white water rafting, scenic flights over the falls or simply a walk into the national park to see the cascades.

Please note: we recommend booking pre tour accommodation in Victoria Falls to enjoy all of the exciting activities on offer and pre booking Victoria Falls activities to ensure availability.
Overnight: Victoria Falls

Days 2-3

Chobe National Park

Victoria Falls - Chobe National Park (Botswana). The morning of day 2 if free to enjoy optional activities in Victoria Falls. Departing after lunch we cross the border to Botswana and our campsite on the banks of the Chobe River, keeping our eyes peeled for wildlife. Known for its large herds of elephants and a population of rare painted dogs, Chobe is one of Africa's premier wildlife destinations.

The next day, we relax on a sunset game viewing boat cruise on the Chobe River. There is also an optional morning game drive in the Chobe National Park available at an additional cost (own expense).
Overnight: Chobe National Park  |  Breakfast x 2, Dinner x 2

Day 4

Caprivi & Zambezi River

Chobe National Park (Botswana) - Caprivi Strip (Nambia). Leaving Chobe, we cross into Namibia and make our way to the western side of the narrow Caprivi Strip, our destination is a campsite overlooking the Okavango River. The Caprivi Strip is located along the Zambezi River and is a bird-lover's paradise, with many species attracted to the lush terrain near the river. Huge colonies of Carmine Bee-eaters dart about, whilst hippos bathe in the water and crocodiles sun themselves at the water's edge. Here we have plenty of time to relax and take in the tranquil surroundings.
Overnight: Zambezi Region (Caprivi Strip)  |  Breakfast, Dinner

Days 5-6

Okavango Delta

Caprivi Strip (Nambia) - Okavango Delta. We depart mid-morning, crossing into Botswana to reach our campsite on the Okavango Delta's panhandle. In the afternoon we take a sunset boat excursion through the delta's channels where we hope to spot crocodiles and incredible birdlife. The following day we travel by boat 30 minutes into the delta. We enjoy mokoro and boat excursions in the back channels of the Nxamasire area of the delta and a nature walk on one of the smaller islands in the area, subject to the water levels of the delta.
Overnight: Okavango Delta  |  Breakfast x 2, Lunch x 1, Dinner x 2

Day 7

Maun

Okavango Delta - Maun. Our travels take us through Botswana to Maun, the entrance to the Moremi Game Reserve. The afternoon offers an optional one-hour scenic flight over the Okavango Delta (available at your own expense).
Overnight: Maun  |  Breakfast, Dinner

Days 8-9

Khwai Area of Moremi Game Reserve

Maun - Moremi Game Reserve. Transitioning to open-sided 4x4 vehicles, we journey towards the Khwai region within the Moremi Game Reserve. This beautiful area of complete wilderness, with lush green vegetation and palm trees, is teeming with birdlife and a vast population of wild animals. We enjoy early morning and late afternoon game drives exploring the reserve in open 4x4 safari vehicles. Our private campsite is located inside the park where we set up bush toilets and bush showers.
Overnight: Moremi Game Reserve  |  Breakfast x 2, Lunch x 1, Dinner x 2

Day 10

Nata Bird Sanctuary & the Makgadikgadi

Moremi Game Reserve - Maun - Nata. Leaving Moremi, we travel back to Maun and switch back into our Overland truck to journey to our campsite in the Nata region, home to the jaw-dropping Makgadikgadi salt pans. We pay a visit to the biodiverse Nata Bird Sanctuary and then it's onto the Makgadikgadi itself during the late afternoon. We'll remain in the area to watch the sunset, a spectacular sight to see over the white salt flats. You may be able to spot flocks of flamingos, zebra, wildebeest, and the occasional ostrich wandering onto the desolate lake bed.
Overnight: Nata Region  |  Breakfast, Dinner

Days 11-12

Hwange National Park safari

Nata (Botswana) - Hwange National Park. After breakfast, we depart and re-enter Zimbabwe, driving to Hwange National Park. This is Zimbabwe's premier wildlife reserve and our unfenced campsite for the night is located within the private concession. On day 12 we enjoy early morning and late afternoon 4x4 game drives in the private concession bordering the park, which is famous for its large elephant population.
Overnight: Hwange National Park  |  Breakfast x 2, Lunch x 1, Dinner x 2

Day 13

Victoria Falls

Hwange National Park - Victoria Falls. After breakfast we depart Hwange and travel to Victoria Falls Airport where the tour ends
Breakfast

Prices & Dates

Departure are guaranteed to operate when there are 4 persons booked on the tour. 'Twin Share' prices are per person when there are 2 people sharing a tent / room. 'Single Room' prices are applicable to solo travellers or anyone wanting the privacy of a single room and their own tent.

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Local payment - USD $250pp, to be paid on arrival

Please note that this is payable locally on day 1 of your trip in the currency specified.

Guaranteed Departure
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Hotels

The hotels listed below are ones which we frequently use on this tour. We reserve the right to substitute these hotels to ones of a similar standard.

Cresta Sprayview Hotel, Victoria Falls

Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: 3 Star Hotel

Located just 1.4km from Victoria Falls, you're able to see the spray from the hotel when the falls are in full flood. Rooms are comfortable, boasting queen-sized beds, ensuite bathrooms, a safe and climate control. Wi-Fi is available in all areas of the hotel, including outside on the sun terrace. There's a buffet breakfast at the onsite restaurant, and you can also enjoy meals outside by the pool, and enjoy a drink at either of the two bars.

Chobe Safari Lodge Campsite, Chobe National Park

Our Category: Simple   |   Regional Category: Campsite

Chobe Safari Lodge Campsite in Kasane borders Chobe National Park, located on the banks of the Chobe River. It is often possible to spot elephants and hippos on the other side of the river as they come down to drink, which makes this a great place to camp! The campsite benefits from ablution facilities and power, and guests are welcome to use the pool, bar and restaurant at the adjacent lodge. Other facilities at the lodge that are open to campers include an internet cafe, squash court, spa and craft shop.

Zambezi Mubala Campsite, Zambezi Region (Caprivi Strip)

Our Category: Simple   |   Regional Category: Campsite

Located next to a lodge of the same name on the banks of the Zambezi River, Zambezi Mubala Campsite is set in a grove of tall trees, with fish eagles calling throughout the day and the relaxing sound of the river lapping the shore. There's a bird hide, outdoor firepit, and jetty, too. Visitors to the campsite have access to the pool and bathroom facilities, and there are power sockets and a restaurant onsite. Birdwatching, fishing and other activities are also offered.

Swampstop Okavango River Campsite, Okavango Delta

Our Category: Simple   |   Regional Category: Campsite

Just a few metres from the banks of the Okavango River, Swampstop Campsite makes a great base for exploring the famous Delta. Guests at the campsite are welcome to use the facilities of the adjacent lodge, including two small swimming pools, a television lounge and bar. There's a raised viewing deck by the river where travellers can spot crocodiles and some of the area's abundant bird life, and there is Wi-Fi in communal areas. The campsite is nestled amongst trees providing shade and offers bathroom facilities with hot water, electricity, a fire pit, and children's playground.

Audi Camp, Maun

Our Category: Simple   |   Regional Category: Campsite

Audi Camp is located on the road into Moremi Game Reserve, 12km from Maun. Facilities at the site include a bar and restaurant with an extensive menu including local and international cuisine. There's a swimming pool onsite and camping pitches with power. Showers with hot water and toilets are provided, and there are areas for washing clothes and dishes.

Nata Lodge Campsite, Nata Region

Our Category: Simple   |   Regional Category: Campsite

On the edge of the Makgadikgadi Salt Pan and next to the diverse Nata Bird Sanctuary, Nata Lodge Campsite is shaded from the sun by marula trees and the remote location means clear skies at night make for excellent stargazing. Although there is no electric hook-up, ablution facilities are clean and well maintained, with hot water. Guests at the campsite are welcome to use the lodge facilities, including a well-stocked bar, swimming pool, restaurant and shop.

Tuskers Campsite at Ivory Lodge, Hwange National Park

Our Category: Simple   |   Regional Category: Campsite

Tuskers is an unfenced campsite within the Private Concession of Hwange National Park, with wildlife free to roam through the camp for an intimate safari experience. Elephants and buffalo in particular are often seen. There are also wildlife viewing areas built into the trees. Electricity, hot water, showers and toilets are all provided and there is a bar, fridge, free firewood and two central campfire pits. Additional game drives and game walks into the concession can also be booked.

At a Glance

Range
Trip Type
Starts
Victoria Falls
Ends
Victoria Falls
Departs
Year round
Group Size
Min 4 / Max 16
Hotel Rating
Serviced Camping and 1 night 3 star hotel
Local Payment
USD $250pp, to be paid on arrival
Tour Guide
Yes - escorted by a tour guide/driver
Meals
Breakfast: 12, Lunch: 3, Dinner: 11
Countries
Minimum Age
10 yrs, accompanied by an adult
Arr. Transfer
Yes
Dep. Transfer
Yes
Aerial view of the dazzling blue water of Victoria Falls
Mokoro boat gliding along the Okavango River
Hippose by the water at the Moremi Game Reserve
Herd of elephants drinking at a water hole at Hwange National Park
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