14 Day Camping Tour (Okavango Delta, Victoria Falls to Johannesburg)

Explore Africa with a 14 Day Camping Tour from Okavango Delta & Victoria Falls to Johannesburg. 

Experience the thrill of serviced camping in Windhoek, Namibia through Botswana and Zimbabwe to Johannesburg, South Africa. You can dance with the San (Bushmen), do a mokoro excursion in the Okavango Delta, discover wildlife in Chobe National Park, and soak up the incredible views of Victoria Falls, continuing to the splendid Matobo National Park and then ending with an overnight in Johannesburg which forms the grand finale to this fantastic tour.

(You have the option to go on a Fly-in Mokoro Day trip. Please note that this is an optional activity and it is not included in the tour price. Included in the tour is a half-day excursion into the Delta. – subject to availability and weather conditions.)

Tours Afria, 25 day camping tour, Victoria Falls

General:

Tour code:                                                         WVJAC

Style:                                                                  Serviced Camping

Comfort level:                                                    Adventurous

Group size:                                                        Max 20

Days:                                                                  14

Start:                                                                  Windhoek         

End:                                                                    Johannesburg

Distance:                                                            3300km

 

Included:

Transport:                                                           Adventure Overland Safari Vehicle

Meals:                                                                 13 Breakfasts, 10 Lunches, 9 Dinners

Accommodation:                                                Hotel /Lodge (4 nights), Serviced Camping (9 nights)

Entrance fees:                                                    Okavango Delta, Chobe National Park, Matobo National               Park, Hwange National l Park

Activities:                                                             Okavango Delta – Half-Day Trip including Mokoro, Trail & Nature Walk, Chobe River Boat Cruise, Hwange Game Drive, Rhino Walk & Game Drive Matobo National at Cruise, Gwango Game Drive PM, Rhino Walk & Game Drive Matobo National Park

Airport transfer:                                                 Inclusive of your arrival transfer. 

Serviced Camping:                                           No Duties! Sit back, relax, and enjoy the adventure:

 

Route map

Tours Africa, Route Map, Camping Tour, Victoria Falls, Johannesburg

A full itinerary with all the information you need will be provided upon booking.

The services of a Tour Leader, Driver and Camp Assistant for the duration of the tour, as well as local guides as per any activities, are included.

All chores covered by the crew – cooking, cleaning, pitching & packing of tents – so you can feel free to explore at your leisure!

Cost per person:

Price:              $2125 pp 

 

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Joining Instructions

On arrival in the beautiful Cape Town, you will make your way to the joining hotel. As an added service to our travellers, your arrival airport transfer is included. Walk out of the international arrivals area and look for a transfer person holding Africa4us signage and your name. Ask him/her what hotel he/she will be taking you to (do not volunteer this information). Then present your passport for proof of identity.

The tour departs in the morning of day 2. A brief departure meeting will be held in the hotel reception area on the evening of day 1 of your tour at 6 PM. Upon arrival, the reception will provide information from your Tour Leader regarding the meeting place and time.

NB: As a precondition we require your arrival flight details no later than four weeks prior to the start date of your tour. Kindly e-mail this information to: flights@africa4us.com. Please make sure that you receive your travel voucher confirming the transfer. The transfer in non-refundable if not used.

Itinerary

Day 1: Windhoek

Explore Windhoek during the day and meet your group and your Tour Leader in the evening at 18:00 to get acquainted and review your trip details. Windhoek is a tiny capital town but with loads of interesting things to offer. One of the most famous is the display of 33 meteorites, the Gibeon Meteorites in the Post Street Mall. Here you can take pictures of and touch these extra-terrestrial bodies that are corrosive resistant due to the high amount of nickel in them. Shopping opportunities abound and for the historically inclined there are many museums and historical buildings within walking distance in the town centre. One of the most widely photographed and a historical landmark is the Christ Church, a Lutheran church, built in the Gothic revival style.

Meals:                                              N/A

Travel Time:                                     N/A

Accommodation:                              Hotel

Address:                                          Hotel Safari

Corner of Auas and Aviation Streets
Windhoek
Namibia

Tel:                                                   +264 61 296 8940  

Activities Included:                           Airport Transfer, Welcome Meeting at 18:00

Activities Optional:                           Explore City, Museums & Craft Market

Entrance Fees Included:                 N/A

Hotel Safari or similar:

Day 2: Windhoek to Ghanzi

Depart Windhoek early for a long drive through the eastern part of Namibia, crossing the border into Botswana and travelling into the heart of the Kalahari Desert. Ghanzi is the area where San (Bushmen) live who still have the knowledge of an ancient lifestyle and who are eager to welcome visitors into their almost forgotten world. In the evening, you can enjoy an optional ancient dance ritual performed around a campfire by the San and if the night is clear, enjoy the sparkling, starry skies for which Ghanzi is famous.

Meals:                                              Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Travel Time:                                     9 hrs

Accommodation:                              Camping

Activities Included:                           N/A

Activities Optional:                           San (Bushmen) Dance PM

Entrance Fees Included:                 N/A

Ghanzi Trail Blazers or similar:

Day 3: Ghanzi to Maun

Enjoy an optional morning walk with the San (Bushmen) as they display their survival skills that have been passed on from generation to generation before departing Ghanzi.  Arrive in Maun, Botswana's fifth largest town, after lunchtime. Once you arrive in Maun you will have the option to get a spectacular birds-eye view of the Okavango Delta from above in a small fixed wing aircraft (weather permitting). Looking down on the Delta from the aircraft, you will get a fair idea of the magnitude of this massive mix of land and water with its intricate system of channels and islands. You might also see families of elephant, giraffe, and herds of buffalo or even hippos from the air. If you skip the flight, you will have the chance to kick back and relax at the campsite.

Meals:                                              Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Travel Time:                                     5 hrs

Accommodation:                              Camping

Activities Included:                           N/A

Activities Optional:                           San (Bushmen) Walk AM, Delta Flight PM

Entrance Fees Included:                 N/A

Island Safari Lodge or similar:

Day 4: Maun (Okavango Delta)

Today you will experience a new way of travelling into the Okavango Delta with a mokoro, the same way as the local people do. You will be transferred to the ‘’polling’’ station either with a motorized boat or a 4x4 vehicle depending on the water levels of the Delta.

A mokoro is a traditional dug-out canoe that seats two people.  The mokoro is steered by a ‘’poler” standing at the back, manoeuvring the mokoro downstream with a pole, very much like the gondoliers in Venice.

Once you are comfortable and laid back in your mokoro, the slow and tranquil journey into The Delta begins. Gliding along on the quiet water you will have an unlimited source of opportunities to take exquisite photos of your surroundings. The duration of the mokoro trail depends on the time of year and water levels of the Delta. You will stop for lunch at an island and enjoy a nature walk of a few hours. Then you head back to Maun, again in your mokoro enjoying the last hour or two on the water while the late afternoon sun starts heading for the horizon.

Meals:                                              Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Travel Time:                                     Half Day

Accommodation:                              Camping

Activities Included:                           Okavango Delta Half-Day Trip including Mokoro trail & Nature Walks

Activities Optional:                           N/A

Entrance Fees Included:                 Okavango Delta

Island Safari Lodge or similar:

Day 4: Maun (Optional Fly-in Mokoro Day Trip) This description is only applicable if you book the optional activity.

You have the option to go on a 1-day fly-in safari into the Okavango Delta. This is accessible by light aircraft only, a 20-minute flight from Maun. On arrival, you will be met by your personal guide and welcomed to the island, situated on the edge of Chief’s Island, deep in the heart of the Okavango, bordering the Moremi Game Reserve. Your day of adventure begins here, you will stop along the way for a picnic lunch and light walks, after which you will be transferred back to the camp/airstrip for your departure back to Maun.

Meals:                                                  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner                    

Travel Time:                                         20-Minutes Flight

Accommodation:                                  Camping

Activities Included:                                Flight from Maun to Delta, Mokoro Trails, Nature Walks

Activities Optional:                               N/A
Entrance Fees Included:                       Okavango Delta

Day 5: Maun to Elephant Sands

Set out for Elephant Sands, which is close to the Botswanan village of Nata. Elephant Sands is famous for its watering hole, voted as one of the top ten watering holes in Africa. At this watering hole, you can expect to see animals such as wild dogs, different antelope species and of course elephants that walk through the campsite searching for fresh water. This will most certainly be the closest you will get to these wild animals on foot.

Meals:                                              Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Travel Time:                                     6 hrs

Accommodation:                              Camping

Activities Included:                           N/A

Activities Optional:                           N/A

Entrance Fees Included:                 N/A

Elephant Sands or similar:

Day 6: Elephant Sands to Chobe River (Kasane)

Continue to the small town of Kasane, which is adjacent to the Chobe National Park & Chobe River. Relish the views during your included afternoon sunset boat cruise. Take your own sundowner with you as you look for wildlife on the banks of the Chobe River. Game such as elephant, buffalo, kudu, bushbuck, hippo, giraffe, and sable are commonly seen along the river edge, and it is a birdwatcher’s paradise during the summer months. (You have an opportunity to go on an optional Photo Safari at your own expense, however, you would forfeit the included afternoon sunset boat cruise). 

Meals:                                              Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Travel Time:                                     4 hrs

Accommodation:                              Camping

Activities Included:                           Chobe Boat Cruise

Activities Optional:                           Pangolin Photo Safari

Entrance Fees Included:                 Chobe National Park

Thebe River Safari Lodge or similar:

 

Day 7: Chobe River (Kasane) to Victoria Falls

Cross into Zimbabwe and enjoy a short drive to the magnificent Victoria Falls and its charming little town. The Victoria Falls is not the widest or highest falls but is regarded as the world's biggest. It produces a breath-taking curtain of falling water as it drops into the gorge below. See why it is considered among one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. Today you will have time to do some of the action-filled activities that the area offers. Bungee jump or gorge swing off the Victoria Falls Bridge that links Zambia and Zimbabwe and have a different view of the Victoria Falls at the same time. This bridge is constructed to carry railway, road, and foot traffic. For an adrenaline-filled activity closer to the Zambezi River, choose a half day or full day whitewater rafting adventure. Many of our groups opt to book their final evening together aboard a sunset cruise along the Zambezi River with game-viewing, beautiful scenery, and an open bar. Book a day or two extra in Victoria Falls to make the most of your stay.

Meals:                                              Breakfast

Travel Time:                                     2 hrs

Accommodation:                              Hotel

Activities Included:                           N/A

Activities Optional:                           Chobe Game Drive, White Water Rafting, Bungee Jumping, Helicopter                                                      Flights, Boat Cruise

Entrance Fees Included:                 N/A

Shearwater Lodge or similar:

Day 8: Victoria Falls

Today, the adventure begins but feel free to explore your surroundings before your welcome meeting. Your time in the small town of Victoria Falls can be filled with a variety of activities. Take a helicopter or microlight flight over the Victoria Falls, and let your breath be taken away by the sight of the largest wall of falling water in the world, cascading across two countries into a narrow gorge. Make sure to visit this UNESCO World Heritage Site, which is also one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. When you stand in front of the Victoria Falls you will understand why the indigenous Tonga tribe, gave it the beautiful and descriptive name of Mosi-Oa-Tunya (The Smoke That Thunders). After introductions, your Tour Leader will review the details of your trip and recommend a good selection of restaurants from which you can choose to experience the cuisine on offer. We recommend you book an extra day or two pre-tour to make the most of your stay.

Victoria Falls is the “getting on” and “getting off” hub for people who have booked shorter “legs” of your combo trip. You might lose some of your travel companions and new people might join. You might also have a change of vehicle and adventure crew (Tour Leader and Driver.) Although it might sound a bit daunting, please be assured that your vehicle will be the same standard and your adventure crew are very experienced in dealing with these changes to make it as smooth as possible. All adventure crew is committed to giving the best possible service but because all have their own style, own special recipes, and own passion with regards to culture, fauna and flora, geology etc. having a change of crew will broaden your experience on the trip immensely.

Meals:                                              N/A                       

Travel Time:                                     N/A

Accommodation:                              Hotel

Activities Included:                           Airport Transfer, Welcome Meeting at 18:00

Activities Optional:                           White Water Rafting, Bungee Jumping, Helicopter Flights, Boat Cruise

Entrance Fees Included:                 N/A

Shearwater Lodge or similar:

Day 9: Victoria Falls to Gwango (Hwange area)

After breakfast, we continue to Gwango situated just outside Hwange National Park, named after a local chief. This park is the largest park in Zimbabwe occupying roughly 14,650 square kilometres. Look forward to an included afternoon open vehicle game drive. After dinner, you can go on an optional night game drive which will give you the opportunity to discover nocturnal animals such as porcupines, civet cats, genets and leopard.

Meals:                                              Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner              

Travel Time:                                     3 hrs

Accommodation:                              Camping

Activities Included:                           Afternoon Game Drive Hwange

Activities Optional:                           Night Game Drive

Entrance Fees Included:                 Hwange National Park

Gwango Heritage Resort or similar:

Day 10: Gwango (Hwange area) to Matobo National Park (Bulawayo)

We head south towards Matobo National Park, which is at the Matobo or Matopos Hills, a scenic area of granite kopjes and wooded valleys. We overnight at Big Cave Camp, in preparation for a full day of activities on Day 11.

Meals:                                              Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner              

Travel Time:                                     6 hrs

Accommodation:                              Camping

Activities Included:                           N/A

Activities Optional:                           N/A

Entrance Fees Included:                 N/A

Big Cave Camp or similar:

Day 11: Bulawayo (Matobo National Park)

Enjoy a day filled with the best that Matobo National Park offers, a guided rhino walk, and game drive bring you as close as possible with these ancient looking giants. Visitors to Matobo National Park regularly spot white and black rhino, sable antelope and impala among other wildlife. Return to Big Cave Camp after your exciting day and enjoy a sundowner while watching another spectacular African sunset.

Meals:                                              Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner                              

Travel Time:                                     N/A

Accommodation:                              Camping

Activities Included:                           Rhino Walk and Game Drive in Matobo National Park

Activities Optional:                           N/A

Entrance Fees Included:                 Matobo National Park

Day 12: Bulawayo to Musina

We cross the Zimbabwe / South Africa Border and overnight at the Bolayi Game Lodge. The Lodge is situated in the Limpopo Valley, in the heart of the world`s largest concentration of Baobab trees, surrounded by fascinating granite outcrops in pristine bushveld vegetation.

Meals:                                              Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Travel Time:                                     6hrs

Accommodation:                              Camping

Activities Included:                           N/A

Activities Optional:                           Guided Bird and Wildlife Walks, Spa

Entrance Fees Included:                 N/A

Bolayi Game Lodge or similar:

Day 13: Musina to Johannesburg

Our last night is spent in Johannesburg - South Africa’s largest city - also known as Egoli or The City of Gold, referring to the gold mining history of this fast-paced city.

Book a day or two post tour to make the most of your stay. A visit to Gold Reef City, the amusement park and museum built on an old mine shaft gives you the opportunity to experience a ride on the Shaft of Terror, a vertical-drop roller coaster known as the tallest and fastest roller coaster in Africa due to its sheer 47-metre drop. For the historically inclined there is the ever-popular Soweto tour or just jump on a Hop-On-Hop-Off bus to discover Johannesburg at your own pace.  

Meals:                                              Breakfast, Lunch

Travel Time:                                     8 hrs

Accommodation:                              Bungalow/Lodge

Activities Included:                           N/A

Activities Optional:                           N/A

Entrance Fees Included:                 N/A

Airport Game Lodge or similar:

Day 14: Johannesburg

Our last goodbye, a healthy breakfast, and the end of another incredible tour.

Meals:                                                   Breakfast

Cost per person:

Price:              $2125 pp 

 

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