This accommodated overland tour will give you an insight into some of Southern Africa's best attractions. Experience the 'Smoke That Thunders' - Victoria Falls in Livingstone and the natural wetland that is the Okavango Delta. Game drive in both Etosha and Chobe national parks, searching for amazing wildlife. This tour will leave you wanting to discover more.
This tour can be combined with our 7 Day African Insight tour departing from Johannesburg.
Day 1. Livingstone Highlights. Victoria Falls - Mosi oa Tunya National Park, Zambia. Accommodation. The Zambezi Waterfront, Livingstone.Our tour starts today with a visit to Victoria Falls - the 'smoke that thunders'. There are plenty of optional activities available here, so look at arriving a couple of day prior to your tour beginning to enjoy these fully. 4 images Victoria Falls - Mosi oa Tunya National Park, Zambia 8 images The Zambezi Waterfront, Livingstone
Day 2. Livingstone to Kasane, Botswana Highlights. Chobe Fish Eagle Cruise, Botswana. Accommodation. Thebe River Lodge.We depart Livingstone today and make the short trip crossing the border into Botswana. This afternoon we visit Chobe National Park taking a 'Fish Eagle' cruise along the Chobe river spotting the wildlife on the banks. 7 images Chobe Fish Eagle Cruise, Botswana 7 images Thebe River Lodge
Day 3. Kasane to Nata Highlights. Chobe National Park Game Drive, Botswana. Elephant Sands, Nata, Botswana. Accommodation. Elephant Sands, Nata.This morning we head out on an open vehicle game drive in Chobe National Park. In the afternoon we arrive in Nata and our accommodation for the evening - Elephant Sands. There are no fences here so you may get to see elephant and antelope roaming freely. 5 images Chobe National Park Game Drive, Botswana 1 images Elephant Sands, Nata, Botswana 4 images Elephant Sands, Nata
Day 4. Nata to Maun Highlights. Maun, Botswana. Accommodation. Sitatunga Camp, Maun.Today we leave Elephant Sands and make our way to Maun, the gateway to the Okavango Delta. Maun has developed rapidly and is Botswana's fifth largest town. 6 images Sitatunga Camp, Maun
Day 5. Maun to Okavango Delta Highlights. Okavango Delta, Botswana. Accommodation. Elephant Bush Camp, Okavango Delta.Today we make our way to the Okavango Delta. We transfer from Maun in an open 4x4 truck until we reach the mokoro (dugout canoe) station. We then travel through the delta by mokoro until we reach our pre-setup camp for the night. 4 images Okavango Delta, Botswana 5 images Elephant Bush Camp, Okavango Delta
Day 6. Okavango Delta to Maun Accommodation. Sitatunga Camp, Maun.We make our way back to Maun this morning with an easy paced mokoro ride along delta. If time allows we may arrive back in Maun to enjoy an optional scenic flight over the Okavango Delta. 6 images Sitatunga Camp, Maun
Day 7. Maun to Ghanzi Highlights. Kalahari Bushman Walk, Botswana. Accommodation. Ghanzi Trailblazers, Ghanzi.Today we head towards the edge of the Kalahari Desert and the town of Ghanzi. Here we meet the San/Bushman who take us on a guided bush walk to show us their way of life. 3 images Kalahari Bushman Walk, Botswana 5 images Ghanzi Trailblazers, Ghanzi
Day 8. Ghanzi to Windhoek, Namibia Highlights. Windhoek, Namibia. Accommodation. Urban Camp, Windhoek.Leaving Botswana we travel to Namibia and its capital Windhoek. Windhoek is a small capital by global standards with a approximate population of 200,000 people. 6 images Urban Camp, Windhoek
Day 9. Windhoek to Etosha National Park Accommodation. Etosha National Park, Namibia.Today we make our way north to Etosha National Park. Over 20,000 sq km surrounds a central salt pan in the park. We arrive in the afternoon and game drive as we make our way to our accommodation. 6 images Etosha National Park, Namibia
Day 10. Etosha National Park Highlights. Etosha National Park, Namibia.We enjoy a full days game driving today, searching for the 114 mammals and 340 bird species that live in this park. There are floodlit waterholes in the Etosha, perfect for some nigh time observing. 7 images Etosha National Park, Namibia
Day 11. Etosha to Spitzkoppe Highlights. Spitzkoppe, Namibia. Accommodation. Spitzkoppe Community Camp.Game driving out of Etosha we make our way south to the Damaraland region and explore Spitzkoppe. There are spectactular rock formation in Spitzkoppe with ancient bushman paintings still visible on them. 4 images Spitzkoppe, Namibia 2 images Spitzkoppe Community Camp
Day 12. Spitzkoppe to Swakopmund Highlights. Swakopmund, Namibia.On our final day we leave Spitzkoppe and make our way to the Atlantic coast and the town of Swakopmund. Swakopmund has some great activities such as sandboarding, quad biking and sky diving to enjoy, so we would recommend booking yourself some additional days here. 4 images Swakopmund, Namibia Show more...
Situated on the banks of the Zambezi River, The Zambezi Waterfront has an array of accommodation from pre-erected tents, to private en suite waterfront chalets set in spacious grounds. There is a lively bar with river views and a booking office if there are any additional activities around Victoria Falls that you might want to book. single and double pre-erected tents with shared facilities, twin and family en suite chalets, camping. restaurant, bar, plunge pool, activity booking office, internet. Transfers are available from the Airport by pre-arrangement
* Suggested pre and post tour accommodation can be booked together with your tour. Please enquire at the time of booking.Suggested Post-Tour Accommodation. Amanpuri Lodge, Swakopmund
Amanpuri - 'Place of rest' is in the coastal town of Swakopmund, fffering spacious en-suite single, dorm and twin/double rooms. The rooms are arranged around a sunny courtyard and BBQ area, and just a 10 minute walk to shops and restaurants. The activity desk conveniently offers activities or day tours around Swakopmund that you might want to book.
* Suggested pre and post tour accommodation can be booked together with your tour. Please enquire at the time of booking.
PRE TOUR ACCOMMODATION:
This tour starts in Livingstone on day 1. If time allows, we also suggest planning a night or two extra (after your tour) to make the most of this part of Africa. Accommodation is usually available locally on arrival but you can also pre book this with Acacia. There is a variety of activities and excursions in the Livingstone area you can arrange locally or with your Tour Leader.
If time allows, we also suggest planning a night or two extra (after your tour) to make the most of this part of Africa. Accommodation is usually available locally on arrival but you can also pre-book this with Acacia. There is a variety of activities and excursions in the Swakopmund area you can arrange locally or with your Tour Leader.
ACTIVITIES & EXCURSIONS:
These are optional activities that are booked during your holiday and paid directly to the provider while on tour. These options offer a variety of experiences and allow you the freedom to decide what activities you would like to do.
Twin share accommodation with facilities (10 nights) twin share tents with sleeping bag, pillow and mattress (1 nights) some may be with bar or swimming pool.
24-seater, self contained, custom-built safari truck with onboard tables, plug sockets, freezer, water tank, library, i-pod jack, safety features and 70-litre individual lockers, mokoro (dugout canoe), 4x4 safari vehicle.
GAME PARK VISITS:
In order to maximise the quality of game driving and to comply with local authority rulings, some of our National Park visits and game viewing is carried out using services provided by local African ground handlers. As well as enhancing our experience using local guides and smaller vehicles it also allows us to contribute at a ‘grassroots’ level to local economies from which local people benefit.
This is a participation tour and your help will be needed in assisting with the various day to day duties, such as shopping, cooking and keeping the truck tidy (usually on a rota basis). But don’t worry it’s not all hard work and it’s a great way to meet the local people and get to know your fellow travellers. Your contribution benefits the success of the tour - most people find the greater their involvement, the greater their enjoyment of the whole trip.
11 Breakfasts, 10 Lunches, 9 Dinners
Accommodation - 9 nights twin share accommodation, 1 night pre-erected en suite tented camp (Delta); 1 night bush camping at Spitzkoppe (equipment supplied).
Have you seen the movie Gladiator? If not, go and watch right now. Those who have seen in will be glad to know that Sahara is the location where the most prominent scenes of the movie were shot. You can start with capturing the velvet dunes and taking photos of the snake charmers and mighty camels proudly swaying as they carry bedouins on their back. Once in a province, you will get a chance to capture and even participate in the traditional tea ceremony as well as to see the locals playing gnawa music performed on goatskin drums. The beauty of the sunset in Sahara is just a cherry on the top of a cake you cannot miss out on.