This itinerary should be used as a guide only and may vary from day to day depending on road & weather conditions, political situations and group decisions.
Day 1 (Friday) Arrive at Windhoek Airport and, if you have pre-booked a transfer you’ll be met and taken straight to our camp accommodation for the night, a journey of around 45 minutes depending on traffic. A Pre-departure meeting is around 5pm, so make sure your flight arrives in good time – or come a day or two earlier to explore the city. Tonight, get to know your group on a night out together in Windhoek. Choose to venture to your CEO’s favourite local spot, enjoy dinner with everyone, and experience the unique atmosphere and community vibe of Windhoek.
Day 2 (Saturday) Windhoek to D’kar (Botswana) (B/L/D)
This morning we depart early as we prepare to leave Namibia behind us as we enter into the beautiful Botswana. Travel east into the heart of the Kalahari to D’kar. Catch a glimpse of how the local San Bushmen adapted to this difficult landscape on an optional bushman walk. Then while the day comes to an end enjoy the warm hospitality of the San Bushmen as the group will be staying at the Dqae Qare San Lodge & Camp. Sit back, allow yourself to become immersed in their history and culture, learn traditional dances around the fire, and share stories (can you say best camping spot yet?) as the stars light up the sky above.
Day 3 (Sunday) D’kar to Maun (Botswana) (B/L)
Maun is the main centre for visits to the UNESCO World Heritage listed Okavango Delta, a huge expanse of water which flows from the highlands of Angola. The Okavango Delta is undoubtedly one of the best experiences in southern Africa, a wildlife lover’s paradise best explored by foot and mokoro, a traditional dugout canoe. With over 400 species of birds, 70 species of fish and an abundance of larger wildlife, your experience in the delta will leave you lost for superlatives.
On arrival in Maun around lunchtime, you have the choice to kick back and relax in this beautiful setting or take to the air with a scenic flight (optional extra) over the Okavango Delta for a bird’s-eye view of the fertile lands at your feet. Search for wildlife as you soar through the sky and feel the rush of excitement in your veins.
Day 4 (Monday) Maun to Okavango Delta (B/L/D)
Today is going to be busy, but fun! Wake to the sounds and smells of the bush around you and then dive right into some nature with an overnight excursion into the Okavango Delta. Travel in a traditional mokoro (dugout canoe) and do some birdwatching on the way to our basic bush camp for the evening. Arrive around lunchtime, set up camp, and get used to your surroundings.
Then head out for some adventure on a wildlife walk. The cool thing about being on foot is that you will get to learn about tracking the animals and gain insight into their movement patterns and behaviour more than if you were just in a vehicle. As night falls on the group gather around the campfire, sing with the locals, and simply unwind with a sundowner as you count the stars (cheers!).
Day 5 (Tuesday) Okavango Delta to Gweta (B/L/D)
Wake up to the image of the sun rising and watch as the light turns the landscape varying shades of pinks, oranges, and reds. You can’t help but feel completely isolated from the rest of the world being out in the middle of nowhere... our advice? Savour that moment! After rubbing the sleep from your eyes grab those cameras and take another safari walk before riding in your mokoro back to Maun, where you will pack up the Lando and hit the road to the ancient baobab trees of Gweta.
We arrive to the campsite mid- to- late afternoon. Have a walk around, take pictures of the baobabs, swim in the pool and enjoy a proper shower after the night in the bush.
Day 6 (Wednesday) Gweta to Chobe National Park (B/L)
After breakfast we set off directly north towards Zambia. Today’s drive is around 4 hours through beautiful Botswana and we arrive in the middle of the day in Kasane where we will camp on the banks of the Chobe River - the river forms a border between Botswana, Namibia and Zambia. This is the home of Chobe National Park, home to the largest elephant population in Southern Africa. The best way to appreciate the area’s thousands of resident elephants, crocodiles and hippos, is with an optional sunset boat cruise on the Chobe River.
Day 7 (Thursday) Chobe National Park to Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe) (B/L)
Opt to prebook the Chobe National Park Safari Drive and head out early into the park, before packing up the camp and heading to the Zimbabwe border. Here we complete immigration formalities, before a short drive on to the nearby township of Victoria Falls, situated on the Zambezi River and surrounded by the Victoria Falls National Park. You’re bound to be hungry and we have a treat for you today! The group will be having a traditional lunch at the Lusumpuko Women's Club , a group of women from a nearby township. A demonstration by the ladies will show you exactly how Zimbabweans traditionally eat their food, and you’ll be served a farm-to-table meal made with traditional, local, in-season ingredients. This meal provides much-needed income to the cooperative’s members.
Our Vic Falls campsite is conveniently situated within walking distance of the adventure booking agents, restaurants and shops. A short walk down the main road takes you to the entry point to view the falls, which straddle the border between Zimbabwe and Zambia. Victoria Falls, or Mosi-oa-Tunya (the Smoke that Thunders), was named by explorer David Livingstone and is one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. At 1700 m wide and around 100 m high, this is the world's largest sheet of falling water and a must-see on any African adventure. The afternoon is spent relaxing at the campsite, viewing the Falls or exploring the many sights and delights of this great little town!
Day 8 (Friday) Victoria Falls
Victoria Falls is a great base to see both natural wonders and take part in some exciting activities. Get up close and personal with one of the largest waterfalls in the world on this free day in Victoria Falls. Feel the strength of the water splashing your skin on the observation deck, take in the sound of tons of water thundering over the edge of the falls in the distance and make your day as relaxing or hair-raising as you like.
For the adventurous we recommend going whitewater rafting, taking a scenic helicopter flight over the falls (epic selfies anyone?), visit the Devils Pools or take the plunge (literally) while bungee jumping with Victoria Falls in sight.
Day 9 (Saturday) Victoria Falls
Alas all good things must come to an end... or do they? If you aren't ready to go home just yet talk with your trip leader about extending your adventure and get to know more of Zimbabwe or beyond!
Accommodation We spend each night in a secure campsite where you will be required to put up & down your own tent. There are a wide range of great campsites in Africa, many with activities, bars, restaurants and excellent facilities. Some campsites may not have a shower or a beer available, though most have running water - whether it is hot or cold, respectively, is another matter! Sometimes conditions can be challenging – it may be dusty or rainy, it can get exceedingly hot or very cold – come prepared for the respective season you’re travelling in and you’ll have little to worry about.
Camping tours are adventurous in nature, we generally carry clients who enjoy being outdoors and don’t mind a little discomfort in exchange for seeing and doing a lot of activities in a short period of time. Our trips are all group tours so clients must be comfortable sharing their space and experiences with other like-minded travellers who are from various parts of the world.
Meals Menus vary as food is purchased en-route, and is subject to produce that is available seasonally in the areas we travel through. As we support the local communities along the way, fresh produce is mostly purchased direct from the producer or local grower and therefore has an organic appearance. Our safari cooks are able to offer a wide variety of menus with the ingredients available