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21-day Namibia and Botswana Desert and Delta

Starting and ending in Livingstone, Zambia this camping safari is perfect for adventure travellers! You get the real African experience as you connect, as close as possible, with the continent’s natural splendour. It’s Africa without her makeup - and she’s a beauty – who’s sure to make an indelible print on your heart. Visiting the Mighty Victoria Falls from the Zambian Side, Caprivi, the Game rich Etosha National Park, Namibia's impressive Brandberg, Swakopmund, then vast and seemingly never ending Namib Desert, the Kalahari, The Okavango Delta- often called the Jewel of the Kalahari and Chobe National Park with it's huge herds of elephant and pods of hippos in the Chobe River. 

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From
NZD$4,130
per person sharing*

Highlights

Victoria Falls – A natural wonder of the world
Caprivi – game drives & boat cruise
Etosha NP – game viewing from camp & on drives
Brandberg – rock paintings
Swakopmund – dune boarding & sea kayaking
Namib Desert – walk Sossusvlei dunes
Kalahari – walk with San Bushman
Okavango Delta – mokoro excursion and bush walks
Chobe NP – sunset boat cruise on Chobe River

Includes

Use of camping equipment (except sleeping bag/pillow)
Meals as per itinerary
Transport
Professional guides

Excludes

Travel insurance
International flights
Airport Transfers
Pre and post tour accommodation
Gratuities
Visas
Vaccinations
Optional Activities
Beverages (alcohol, soft drinks and bottled water)
Increases in park fees, government taxes and levies and fuel surcharges

Starts

Livingstone, Zambia

Ends

Livingstone, Zambia

Duration

21 days

Countries visited

Namibia, Botswana, Zambia

Departures

Small Group. Set departure dates

Price

From NZD$4,130
per person sharing*

Group Size

4 - 12 people

Safari Type

Adventure Camping Tours

Accommodation:

Adventure Camping

Vehicle

Day 1 - 2 LIVINGSTONE [camping Bx1--]
[B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner]
The group will meet in Livingstone, in Zambia, at 14:00. We have 2 days to explore Victoria Falls, a natural wonder of the world, plunging into the Zambezi Gorge. Adventure activities abound, white water rafting on the mighty Zambezi, or a 111m bungi jump (own expense).

Day 3 – 4 CAPRIVI [camping BLD]
Heading out of Livingstone we cross at Sesheke into the Caprivi, a narrow strip of Namibian land that extends between Angola, Zambia and Botswana. An abundance of large rivers attracts a variety of animals and birds and we have 2 days to explore this remote and beautiful region, including a boat cruise on the Kwando River.

Day 5 RUNDU [camping BLD]
After a morning enjoying the abundant birdlife that surrounds the camp, our road takes us directly west along the Kavango River. Villages of grass huts and local wooden crafts and carvings are a common sight. We stop for the night at our riverside camp in Rundu with a spectacular sunset.

Day 6 - 7 ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK [camping BLD]
Etosha National Park, “the great white place of dry water”, in the game rich north west corner of Namibia offers a variety of wildlife. We take game drives around the huge dry pan to find the elephants, herds of antelope and lions around the waterholes before we camp at Namutoni, Halali or Okaukuejo with their flood-lit waterholes.

Day 8 UGAB WILDERNESS [camping BLD]
Our next stop is the Brandberg where we camp next to the dry Ugab River bed, home to the rare desert elephants. We explore the mountains on foot with our local guides, who lead us through this region adorned with rock art including the “White Lady”.

Day 9 SPITZKOP [camping BLD]
Our journey covers some beautiful desert landscapes as we move south towards the huge granite domes that rise out of the desert at Spitzkoppe. We set up camp at the foot of these massive domes, and take a walk to explore the area. The silence and wide open spaces add to the mystery and we enjoy a magnificent sunset.

Day 10 – 11 SWAKOPMUND [chalet Bx2 Lx1 -]
We cross flat open plains to the coastline where we visit the Cape Cross seal colony. Further south is the coastal town of Swakopmund. Day free to explore the town or try quad biking / dune boarding (own expense). We enjoy evening restaurant meals (own expense).

Day 12 – 13 NAMIB DESERT [camping BLD]
The Lunar landscapes surround the town of Swakopmund and we visit these as we leave and head into the Namib Desert with it’s towering red sand dunes. We will walk to Sossusvlei, explore Sesriem Canyon and watch dramatic sunsets over the world’s highest sand dunes.

Day 14 WINDHOEK [permanent tents BL-]
The charm of the city of Windhoek lies in its harmonious blend of African and European cultures and the friendliness of its people. We arrive late in the day and enjoy a restaurant meal (own expense).

Victoria Falls to Windhoek (NB15) tour ends at 08:00 on day 15. Please contact the Sunway office for more details.

Day 15 KALAHARI [camping BLD]
Crossing into Botswana we overnight in the heart of the Kalahari. We take a walk with the local San Bushmen to learn fascinating bush skills.

Day 16, 17, 18 OKAVANGO DELTA [camping Bx3 Lx3 Dx2]
We camp in Maun for a night in preparation before journeying deep into the Okavango Delta on Makoro (dugouts) - an experience not to be missed. We camp wild on remote islands for 2 nights and enjoy bush walks, swimming and the birdlife in this pristine wilderness area.

Day 19 MAKGADIKGADI PANS [camping BL -]
Feel the vastness of Africa under a big sky sunset. Depending on the season, the pans can either be a shimmering haze of dust or a vast shallow lake.

Day 20 CHOBE NATIONAL PARK [chalet BL -]
We turn north through the Chobe Forest Reserve to Kasane and our Lodge. Chobe NP is famous for large herds of elephant and buffalo. Our afternoon is spent on an exciting wildlife boat cruise in the Chobe NP.

Day 21 VICTORIA FALLS / LIVINGSTONE [- B - -]
This morning we transfer to Livingstone where tour ends at +/- 12:00 noon at Livingstone Airport (LVI).