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Elephants in Chobe National Park | Botswana
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Chobe, Okavango & Etosha - 14 days map

SMALL GROUP COMFORT CAMPING: Setting off from Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe, discover the best of Botswana and Namibia on this 14-day camping tour. game drive through Chobe and Etosha national parks in search of wildlife, paddle a canoe amongst the waterways of the Okavango Delta and camp in the Spitzkoppe Mountains. Climb the dunes of the Namib Desert, unwind in the German colonial town of Swakopmund and finish in the capital of Namibia, Windhoek.

Inclusions
Itinerary
Prices & Dates
Hotels

Trip Highlights

Victoria Falls - start your tour in Africa's adrenaline capital, home to the spectacular Victoria Falls
Okavango Delta - explore the world's largest inland delta on guided nature walks, mokoro and boat excursions
Spitzkoppe Mountains - camp among the boulders of the Spitkoppe Mountains and explore this stunning area on foot
Namib-Naukluft National Park - admire the giant dunes of Sossusvlei, trek through striking Deadvlei and the Sesriem Canyon
Chobe National Park - search for wildlife on safari and enjoy a cruise on the Chobe River in search of crocodiles and elephants
Etosha National Park - enjoy game drives in Namibia's premier game reserve, where wildlife gathers around the few water sources
Swakopmund - explore this charming German colonial town and enjoy an optional dolphin cruise or scenic flight
Windhoek - end your trip in the small but delightful capital of Namibia, with free time to explore the city independently

Included

13 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 10 dinners
3 nights 3 star hotels (in Victoria Falls, Swakopmund, Windhoek)
Victoria Falls International Airport transfer on day 1
Transport in a 16 seater overland lodge vehicle
Park entrance fees
Okavango Delta - mokoro trip, scenic boat tour and nature walk
Sesriem - 5km guided walk to Deadvlei
10 nights fully serviced camping (meaning the crew take care of all camping chores: cooking, cleaning, pitching and packing tents)
Spacious 2-person domed tents, camp bed, mattress, sleeping bag and pillow
Windhoek International Airport departure transfer on day 14
Services of a 3-man crew including a licensed African tour guide, camp assistant and chef
Chobe National Park - morning game drive in a 4x4 open vehicle and afternoon Chobe River game viewing cruise
Etosha - afternoon game drive and full game drive through the park in our overland truck

Not Included

International flights and visas
Optional activities, additional meals and drinks
Local Payment: ZAR 2000 pp payable in cash on day 1
Tipping - an entirely personal gesture
Victoria Falls NP entrance fee and excursions

Itinerary

Day 1

Victoria Falls

Upon arrival at Victoria Falls Airport you will be met and transferred to our start hotel. At 3pm there is a pre departure meeting in the hotel foyer. The rest of the day is free for you to independently explore. Be sure to allow enough time to visit the spectacular Victoria Falls which are without doubt one of the most spectacular sights in Africa!

Victoria Falls is a charming town and there's a whole host of exciting activities available to book locally, from scenic helicopter flights over the falls and bungee jumping, to white water rafting and sunset cruises. Pre tour accommodation is available on request if you would like to spend longer here.
Overnight: Victoria Falls

Days 2-3

Chobe National Park

Victoria Falls - Chobe River (Botswana). The morning of day 2 is free for you to browse the local markets or enjoy some of the optional activities on offer at Victoria Falls. In the afternoon we cross the border into Botswana and overnight on the banks of the Chobe River. Chobe is famous for its beautiful scenery, magnificent sunsets and abundance of wildlife and birdlife. The following day we enjoy a morning game drive in Chobe National Park and a sunset game-viewing cruise on the Chobe River. Keep your eyes peeled for elephants, hippos, crocodiles, and other animals coming to the river's edge to drink.
Overnight: Chobe National Park  |  Breakfast x 2, Dinner x 2

Days 4-5

Okavango Delta

Chobe River - Okavango Delta. On day 4 we drive through Chobe National Park before entering Namibia and travelling to the eastern side of the Caprivi, a narrow stretch of Namibian territory between Botswana and Angola. Crossing back into Botswana we then continue on to our lodge on the edge of the lush Okavango Delta.

The following day we travel by boat into the delta and explore the waterways on a mokoro (traditional canoe) excursion. We also enjoy a guided nature walk on one of the smaller islands (water levels permitting).
Overnight: Okavango Delta (2)  |  Breakfast x 2, Lunch x 1, Dinner x 2

Day 6

The Okavango River

Okavango Delta - Rundu (Namibia). Departing the Delta we cross back into Namibia and continue through the Caprivi Strip to our camp in Rundu, set amongst lush vegetation overlooking the Okavango River and Angola.
Overnight: Rundu  |  Breakfast, Dinner

Days 7-8

Etosha National Park

Rundu - Etosha National Park. On day 7 we proceed to Etosha National Park where we enjoy our first game drive in the park in our overland vehicle. This park is one of the most important reserves and game sanctuaries in Africa with thousands of wild animals such as blue wildebeest, springbok, zebra, kudu, giraffe, cheetah, leopard, lion and elephant making this area their home. Day 8 we enjoy a full day game drive in open 4x4 vehicles from our lodge located just outside the park entrance.
Overnight: Etosha National Park  |  Breakfast x 2, Dinner x 2

Day 9

Spitzkoppe

Etosha National Park - Spitzkoppe. We drive south through the Damaraland region with its vast and rugged terrain. Its mountain ranges are intercepted by wide gravel plains, which run into sandy, vegetated riverbeds and hot, dry valleys. We set up camp among the boulders of the Spitzkoppe Mountains. The afternoon is free to explore the stunning surrounding area on foot. The spectacular setting of our remote bushcamp is sure to leave a lasting impression.
Overnight: Damaraland  |  Breakfast, Dinner

Day 10

Swakopmund

Spitzkoppe - Swakopmund. We travel south to Swakopmund today and spend the afternoon exploring this German colonial town.
Overnight: Swakopmund  |  Breakfast

Days 11-12

Sossusvlei & Sesriem

Swakopmund - Sesriem. Our journey takes us south through ever changing scenery to our camp located on the edge of the Namib Desert today. The following morning is an early departure for Sossusvlei, stopping in the dune belt to witness the changing colours of the world’s highest sand dunes. We enjoy a 5km walk to Sossusvlei and Deadvlei. In the afternoon we take a short hike through the Sesriem Canyon.
Overnight: Sesriem (2)  |  Breakfast x 2, Dinner x 2

Day 13

Windhoek

Sesriem - Windhoek. Leaving the Namib region we continue south to Windhoek, the enchanting Namibian capital. Departing after breakfast clients are transferred to Windhoek. Overnight Hotel Safari (or similar accommodation).
Overnight: Windhoek  |  Breakfast

Day 14

Goodbye Namibia

This morning your tour comes to an end after breakfast with an included departure to the airport for your onward flight.
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.

Local payment - ZAR 2000 pp payable in cash on day 1

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

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2023
Twin Share
Single Room
04 Feb - 17 Feb 10% off
USD $2,945
USD $2,651
USD $3,195
USD $2,876
08 Apr - 21 Apr 10% off
USD $2,945
USD $2,651
USD $3,195
USD $2,876
15 Jul - 28 Jul 10% off
USD $3,345
USD $3,011
USD $3,645
USD $3,281
12 Aug - 25 Aug 10% off
USD $3,345
USD $3,011
USD $3,645
USD $3,281
16 Sep - 29 Sep 10% off
USD $3,345
USD $3,011
USD $3,645
USD $3,281
30 Sep - 13 Oct 10% off
USD $3,345
USD $3,011
USD $3,645
USD $3,281
11 Nov - 24 Nov 10% off
USD $3,345
USD $3,011
USD $3,645
USD $3,281

Extra Prices

Twin Share
Single Room

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.

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.

N'Kwazi Campsite, Zambezi Region (Caprivi Strip)

Our Category: Simple   |   Regional Category: Campsite

Located in the lush Caprivi Strip on the banks of the Okavango River, the Nkwazi Lodge and campsite is a great place to spend the night. Visitors to the campsite are able to make use of the lodge's facilities, including an outdoor pool, bar, and restaurant. Solar-powered lighting illuminates outdoor areas after dark and visitors may be able to catch a glimpse of some of the abundant bird life which lives along the river, including fish eagles and Swamp boubous.

Etosha Trading Post Campsite, Etosha National Park

Our Category: Simple   |   Regional Category: Campsite

Scenically located on the edge of Etosha National Park, Etosha Trading Post is a comfortable campsite with numerous amenities, including private bathrooms with hot water, a pool, shop, power points and BBQ area. There is also a small watering hole nearby where wildlife gathers.

Dunedin Star Guesthouse, Swakopmund

Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: 3 Star Hotel

The Dunedin Star Guesthouse is centrally located just a 5-minute walk from Swakopmund town centre and 20 minutes from the beach. Rooms are simply furnished but spacious, with tasteful wooden furniture and ensuite bathrooms. There is free Wi-Fi and a garden in which to enjoy a drink. Breakfast is served buffet style, with a range of cooked and continental options to choose from. There are several restaurants and shops just a short walk from the guesthouse.

Sossus Oasis Campsite, Sesriem

Our Category: Simple   |   Regional Category: Campsite

This luxury campsite at the gates of Sossusvlei features 12 individually shaded camps, each with its own bathroom facilities, kitchen basin, barbecue, and electricity points. The campsite has a sparkling pool, and is within walking distance of a fully stocked shop, Internet café, and service station. The adjacent Sossusvlei Lodge offers a restaurant and Adventure Centre, where exciting desert activities such as quad biking, sunset drives, and scenic flights over the dunes can be arranged.

Protea Hotel Thuringerhof, Windhoek

Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: 3 Star Hotel

Centred around a beautiful shaded courtyard, Hotel Thuringerhof is located in Windhoek's business district. Rooms are decorated in contemporary style, with ensuite bathrooms, TV, air-conditioning, safe and desk. Wi-Fi is available in each room and guests can dine and drink at the hotel's bar and restaurant, located in the courtyard. The hotel is just 400 metres from the city centre, and there is a gym and golf course within easy reach.

In Brief

Range
Trip Type
Starts
Victoria Falls
Ends
Windhoek
Departs
Year round
Group Size
Min 4 / Max 16
Hotel Rating
Camping and 3 star hotels
Local Payment
ZAR 2000 pp payable in cash on day 1
Tour Guide
Yes - escorted by a tour guide/driver
Meals
Breakfast: 13, Lunch: 1, Dinner: 10
Visiting
Victoria Falls, Chobe National Park, Okavango Delta, Zambezi Region (Caprivi Strip), Etosha National Park, Damaraland, Swakopmund, Sesriem, Windhoek
Countries
Aerial view of the dazzling blue water of Victoria Falls
Baby elephant following adult elephant across the dirt road at Chobe National Park
Mokoro boat gliding along the Okavango River
Gemsbok standing at a water hole at Etosha National Park
The Brandberg Mountain in Damaraland
Colonial building and palm trees at dusk in Swakopmund
Orange sand dunes stretching into the distance at Sesriem
Church in Windhoek with palm trees and bright blue sky
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