This 9-day safari is the perfect way to travel from Windhoek to visit two of the world’s natural wonders, the Okavango Delta in Botswana and the mighty Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. This trip stands alone, but it is also designed to be completed in combination with most of our other scheduled itineraries. You will spend one night with the San Bushmen and then on for two nights beside a pristine lagoon in the Delta and then travel back into Namibia to traverse, over two nights the little-visited Caprivi Region. Back into Botswana to Kasane for a boat cruise into the Chobe National Park and then on to Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe and “The Smoke That Thunders”, the awesome Victoria Falls.
What to expect ?
On this 9 day Safari clients can expect to have is the perfect way to travel from Windhoek to visit two of the world’s natural wonders, the Okavango Delta in Botswana and the mighty Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. There clients can expect this trip to stand alone, but it is also designed to be completed in combination with most of our other scheduled itineraries. You will spend one night with the San Bushmen and then on for two nights beside a pristine lagoon in the Delta and then travel back into Namibia to traverse, over two nights the little visited Caprivi Region. Back into Botswana to Kasane for a boat cruise into the Chobe National Park and then on to Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe and “The Smoke That Thunders”, the awesome Victoria Falls.
Day 01: Overnights: Dqae Qare San Lodge offers a unique Kalahari experience as it is owned and run by the San people (Bushmen). Set up as a social enterprise the Lodge supports the local San D'Kar community through employment and is a crucial project in the San's quest for cultural survival. As a guest of the San at Dqae Qare, you will enjoy all the benefits of the excellent accommodation, traditional cuisine and extensive adventure and cultural activities. The Lodge is located on a 7500-hectare game farm owned by the San which includes a range of plains game from giraffe to warthog and including leopard, cheetah and brown hyena. As a celebration of San culture, the community delight in sharing their culture and extraordinary knowledge of the Kalahari with guests through bush walks, traditional dancing, fire making, craft making, trapping and storytelling or experience everything and moreover a full day Bushman Experience. Accommodation consists of 15 en-suite rooms and an extensive campsite under the Camel thorn trees. Wild camping on the farm is also possible or at the Far Campsite 10km south of the Lodge. Our excellent meals, often with wild foods sourced off the farm, can be booked by lodge guests and campers.
Overnight: Dqae Qare San Lodge
Day 02-03: Overnight: Guma Lagoon Camp is situated in the Okavango Panhandle and is a bird watchers' haven. If you are spin or fly fisherman, Guma offers a large variety of fish including the Tiger-fish. The camp offers both self-catering and full board accommodation. Accommodation is provided in spacious canvas chalets, all en-suite and located on the edge and overlooking the lagoon. Alternately we have seven campsites under shady trees with private ablutions. Guma also offers overnight camping trips into the Okavango delta on either mokoros or Boats. One can also explore the Okavango backwaters at night with only a spotlight and the stars as a company. Wanting to see the Okavango from the air, board the R44 Helicopter based at Guma and explore the wonders of the Delta from the air.
Overnight: Guma Lagoon Camp
Day 04: Overnight: Camp Kwando: Beautifully set on the banks of the Kwando River Camp Kwando is centered around a large thatched Lapa which houses a restaurant and bar. The Camp has two room types, chalets near the reed beds of the river, and larger 'tree houses' built on stilts. Game drives and boat trips are on offer. Come capture the spirit of the African bush while sipping sun downers from the beautiful overhead deck and experience the thrill of the tiger fish and the hauntingly beautiful call of the African fish eagle.
Day 05-06: Overnight: Chobe Safari Lodge is situated in Kasane on the banks of the Chobe River and shares a border with Chobe National Park. Right on the doorstep is the meeting of four African countries: Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe, and Zambia. Chobe Safari Lodge, therefore, offers an excellent getaway location to Chobe, Victoria Falls or Caprivi. The close proximity to Victoria Falls International Airport, Livingstone International Airport, and Kasane International Airport make it easily accessible, with daily road transfers or charter flights connecting all these airports with Chobe Safari Lodge. The lodge has been recently renovated; matching a magical lodge experience to the spectacular game viewing.
Day 07: Overnight: Victoria Falls Self Catering and Camping Accommodation at the Vic Falls Rest camp is the best budget accommodation available in the Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. The Rest Camp is situated right in the middle of Victoria Falls town in Zimbabwe making it a perfect place to be based on all amenities within walking distance. The Rest camp is only 2 km from the falls making it the closest campsite to the Victoria Falls. The security around the camp is a top priority with high stainless steel fences and electric fences making it first-class. The rest camp boasts numerous well-maintained grass areas and an abundance of different varieties of trees making the surroundings in the camp very enjoyable. It makes this rest camp very popular for families as children have a safe and secure scenic environment to play in.
Day 08: Overnight: Camp Nkwazi, is nestled on the banks of the mighty Zambezi river,+- 20 minutes drive from Livingstone. The river extends the length of the property and there are breathtaking views over the water with the sightings of a variety of game, rich and rare birdlife with the likes of Fish Eagle, African Fin Foot, Pel’s Fishing Owl, African Paradise Flycatcher, Horn-Bill, King Fishers, Bee-eaters etc.etc. Fishing is good with the potential of catching a tiger or bream close to your chalet. Camp Nkwazi is located close to the Mosi-Oa Tunya, Chobe and Kafue national parks and right opposite the Zambezi National Park. Experience all the comfort you are entitled to without sacrificing the experience of being close to nature in either Camp Nkwazi’s 10 Luxury chalets, 13 luxury campsites. Each of the 10 luxury self-catering “tented” chalets is tastefully furnished and equipped with all the necessary utensils to ensure that you totally sink into comfort and relaxation at Camp Nkwazi.
Day 09: Client Departure back to the international airport
- Airport transfer
- 1x Qualified professional driver/guide
- Accommodation & Meals for the Guide and Clients
- Park entrance fees as per itinerary Activities as indicated in the itinerary
- Passenger Liability 15%
- VAT 2% Tourism Levy
- Drinks at lodges and on the road
- Tips for tour guides
- Items non mentioned in the itinerary
- All meals not specified in the itinerary
- All expenses of personal nature
- Entrance fees not mentioned in the itinerary
- International Flights and airport taxes
Where to meet ?
We will provide you meeting location after reservation is confirmed.
Situated 300km south-west of Maun and just north of the Trans-Kalahari highway, which runs from Lobatse in Botswana to Walvis Bay in Namibia, this small town is sometimes referred to as the 'Capital of the Kalahari'. This is the administrative center of Ghanzi district which covers a vast area of cattle ranches and farmland in the west of Botswana. Although Ghanzi is close to the Trans-Kalahari highway it only has a few shops, a bank and only one filling station. Ghanzi does, however, have a good butchery and two large supermarkets. The Ghanzi area has a number of lodges which focus on cultural tourism as well as wildlife viewing - here you can experience the fascinating world of the San (Bushmen) as they explain to you how they forage, hunt and find water in this harsh environment.