9 day Delta Falls Camping safari

Introduction

Interact with the San People in Botswana, visit the western side of the Okavango Delta, travel through the Caprivi Strip, game viewing in Chobe National Park before arriving in Victoria Falls.

  • Important note:

    Guests needing visas for Namibia & Botswana, need to be multiple entry visas.

Can this tour be combined with others:  Yes, it can!  

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Departure dates

2022 departures – commence Nov 21 – Oct 2022

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Tour Summary

  • Duration:

    9 Days / 8 Nights

  • Departs from:

    Windhoek selected Friday mornings

  • Ends in:

    Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe) on a Saturday morning early

  • Group Size:

    Minimum 1 guest Maximum 14 guests

  • Destinations:

    Ghanzi - Guma Lagoon - Zambezi Region - Kasane - Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe)

  • Vehicles used:

    1-2 guests – SUV (or similar)
    3-4 guests – Quantum or Land Cruiser (or similar)
    5 + guests – Expedition Truck (modified safari vehicle)

Map

9 day Delta Falls Camping safari

Overview

Accommodation
Destination
Basis
Room Type
Duration
Ghanzi Trailblazers Ghanzi
Ghanzi
Lunch & Dinner
1x Campsite
1 Night
Guma Lagoon Campsite
Guma Lagoon
Full Board - Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch
1x Campsite
1 Night
Guma Lagoon Campsite
Guma Lagoon
Full Board - Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch
1x Campsite
1 Night
Mukolo Camp
Zambezi Region
Full Board - Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch
1x Campsite
1 Night
Chobe Safari Lodge Campsite
Kasane
Full Board - Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch
1x Campsite
1 Night
Chobe Safari Lodge Campsite
Kasane
Full Board - Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch
1x Campsite
1 Night
Shearwater Explorers Village
Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe)
Bed, Breakfast and Lunch
1x Campsite
1 Night
Shearwater Explorers Village
Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe)
Bed and Breakfast
1x Campsite
1 Night

Price

Pricing is per person sharing – as tours tend to run full, we have limited packing space on the vehicles, tents are bulky items and as such we do require people of the same gender to share.  

Single tents may be supplied for those with valid health reasons, no single supplement payable. 

  • Professional guide 
  • Camp assistant 
  • All transport whilst on tour 
  • Meals as specified 
  • Camping equipment (does not include sleeping bag / pillow / stretcher) 
  • National Park entrance fees 
  • Campsite fees 
  • Sleeping bag – can be rented for a daily fee of NAD45.00 
  • Stretcher – can be rented for a daily fee of NAD45.00 
  • Pillow 
  • Alcoholic beverages, soft drinks & bottled water 
  • Personal travel insurance – compulsory 

Itinerary

Day Itinerary: Day 1 - Windhoek – Gobabis – Ghanzi - Friday

DQAE QARE SAN LODGE3 1
DQAE QARE SAN LODGE1 2
  • Route:

    Windhoek to Ghanzi Trailblazers Lodge

  • Distance:

    560 km

  • Collection time:

    07h30 – 08h00 from any accommodation within the City of Windhoek

  • Journey:

    Leaving Windhoek our journey takes us due east to the heart of Namibia’s cattle country, our last stop before arriving at Buitepos as we cross the border into Botswana. A late afternoon arrival at our campsite, the guests of Ghanzi Trail Blazers have the opportunity to get a glimpse of a San/Bushman culture that is fast disappearing.

  • Activities:

    Traditional dancing

Info:

Set in the heart of eastern Namibia’s ‘Cattle Country’, the town of Gobabis is the district capital of the Omaheke region. This town features a rich heritage and cultural diversity. It is the centre of a thriving cattle farming area and has earned the nickname the ‘Little Texas’ of Namibia.

Situated 300 kilometres southwest of Maun and just north of the Trans-Kalahari highway, the small town of Ghanzi is sometimes referred to as the ‘Capital of the Kalahari’. 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. 

Ghanzi Trailblazers Ghanzi

Day Itinerary: Day 2 – Ghanzi – Botswana - Saturday

sunset on water
the san people
  • Route:

    Ghanzi Trailblazers to Guma Lagoon

  • Distance:

    380 km

  • Journey:

    An early morning as we join the San people on a bush walk, they are renowned for their extraordinary knowledge of the Kalahari for both plants and animal tracking. Our journey today takes us north, our camp is situated along the banks of the Guma Lagoon on the north-western side of the Okavango Delta in Botswana.

  • Activities:

    Bushman walk

Info:

Guma Lagoon is found in northern Botswana. This wonderful retreat on the banks of the Okavango River is a dream destination for animal lovers and outdoor enthusiasts, providing a range of sights and activities. Not only can visitors enjoy premium bird watching (200 native species) and freshwater fishing opportunities (both spin and fly-fishing), but Guma Lagoon is also a fantastic base for self-guided game drives and traditional dug-out canoe (mokoro) trails, which allow you to navigate the palm islands and waterlily beds of the scenic Okavango.

Guma Lagoon Campsite is located on the shores of the lagoon and is a short distance from the Guma Airport. Guests have access to seven campsites of varying sizes. All campers have access to a fully equipped self-catering kitchen and a private bathroom.

Guma Lagoon Campsite, Guma Lagoon

Day Itinerary: Day 3 – Guma Lagoon

aerial canoe view
canoeing tourists

This morning we meet our team of Mokoro Polers who we’ll spend the day with (a traditional dugout canoe, locally known as a mokoro, was the mode of transport chosen by the Okavango’s first inhabitants, the Bayei and Banoka people).  From the lodge it’s a boat transfer that passes through a narrow meandering channel will get you to the start of your mokoro experience.  Hop onto a fiberglass or wooden mokoro (seats two people), from here you will be poled through the tranquil channels that link the extensive flood plain system to the main river. Water lily beds, palm islands and papyrus stands abound making for the most scenic of experiences. On one of the larger islands you will have time to have your lunch and a guided walk. There is always a chance of seeing large herds of red lechwe bounding through the water and passing elephants feeding amongst the lush wetland vegetation.  After lunch we wend our way back to the Mokoro station and end with short motorboat ride back to camp

Day Itinerary: Day 4 – Guma Lagoon – Zambezi Region - Monday

sunset fire
canoes on water
  • Route:

    Guma lagoon to Mukolo Campsite

  • Distance:

    375km

  • Journey:

    Today we travel north to Shakawe and cross the border back into Namibia and through the Bwabwata National Park – Caprivi Strip – the name given to the little finger of Namibia that extends eastwards between Angola and Botswana all the way across to Zimbabwe. The abundance of water supplied by the Zambezi, Okavango, Kwando and Chobe Rivers sustains a large variety of animal and bird species. There are four Namibian reserves and no fences preventing the animals from moving between the countries. Our campsite is a little piece of paradise with a beautiful view of the floodplains of the Kwando River.

Info:

The Zambezi Region, also known as the Caprivi Strip, is the name given to the little finger of Namibia that extends eastwards between Angola and Botswana all the way across to Zimbabwe and creates the only spot on the planet where four countries meet. The region lies in the middle of one of Africa’s largest and most well-known game-viewing areas. The abundance of water supplied by the Zambezi, Okavango, Kwando and Chobe Rivers sustains a large variety of animal and bird species. There are four Namibian reserves and no fences preventing the animals from moving between the countries. Visitors can enjoy abundant game-viewing opportunities and soak up the natural splendour of this scenic region. 

With an exquisite view of the Kwando River floodplains, the Mukolo Camp is situated on the Zambezi strip of Namibia. Accommodation consists of a variety of campsites and self-catering cabins. Each campsite has a braai area and bathroom. Other amenities include an outdoor swimming pool, a bar and internet access. 

Day Itinerary: Day 5 – Zambezi Region – Botswana - Tuesday

flying birds
swamp view
  • Route:

    Mukolo Campsite to Kasane (Botswana)

  • Distance:

    240 km

  • Journey:

    After breakfast we visit Lizauli village where traditional arts and crafts are practised. Aside from the fascination of the actual attractions – an iron forge, a grain store, and various carvers and basket weavers – a visit here gives a good opportunity to sit down and talk to some local people about their way of life. This is just one of several important community projects in this area. A short stop will be made in the town of Katima Mulilo before crossing back into Botswana to Chobe Safari Lodge on the banks of the Chobe River.

  • Activities:

    Village visit

Info:

Tucked away in the north–eastern corner of Botswana, on the banks of the famous Chobe River, the scenic little town of Kasane rests on the doorstep of the spectacular Chobe National Park. There are no boundary fences separating the village from the park and game such as elephant and hippo are often spotted roaming around the town. If on the lookout for elusive game, pay a visit to the Sedudu Valley Road, where large dead trees provide temporary homes for leopards. Within Kasane, an ancient baobab tree stands on display, once serving as a local prison.

The famous Chobe Safari Lodge campsite offers individual sites scattered amongst the riverine forest close to the Chobe River. Each site has its own power point and is close to one of the modern ablution facilities. The Sedudu Bar overlooks the river and floodplains, and is well known as “the” sundowner spot in the region. 

Chobe Safari Lodge Campsite, Kasane

Day Itinerary: Day 6 – Botswana – Chobe National Park - Wednesday

stalking leopard
swimming elephants
  • Route:

    Chobe National Park

  • Journey:

    We’re up early today as we join a game drive within the Chobe National Park with the opportunity to view the abundant elephant and other big game species up close, and also the possibility of an encounter with one of the large predators (approximately 3 hour duration). Return to our campsite for lunch and time to enjoy the pool and surrounds before boarding our Chobe River cruise we you’re likely to have one of the finest game viewing experiences in Africa. With over 80 000 elephants in the park alone they are a very frequent sighting. Hippo, water birds, buffalo, crocodile and puku are also viewed from the river.

  • Activities:

    Morning game drive & Afternoon boat cruise

Info:

Renowned for its impressive, shifting migratory population of more than 50 000 elephants, Chobe National Park is situated in the far northeast of Botswana, bordered to the north by the mighty Chobe River. It is the second-largest national park in Botswana featuring four distinct ecosystems: the Savuti Channel in the west; the Linyanti Swamps in the northwest; the arid hinterland in between and Serondela in the extreme northeast with fertile plains and thick forests. This diversity of habitats provides a sanctuary to an astonishing array of African wildlife. In addition to spotting Chobe’s great pachyderm herds, you are likely to spot lion, leopard, hyena, wild dog, impala, waterbuck, kudu, zebra, wildebeest, giraffe, and warthog. The park is also famous for its wonderful riverboat safaris, making Chobe an essential destination for any avid safari enthusiast. 

Day Itinerary: Day 7 – Botswana – Zimbabwe - Thursday

green pond view
raging waters
  • Route:

    Kasane to Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe) – Shearwater Explorers Village

  • Distance:

    82 km

  • Journey:

    Today we travel to the border at Kazungula – an area where four countries meet namely Namibia, Botswana, Zambia & Zimbabwe. After completing border formalities, it is a short drive to the town of Victoria Falls.

  • Activities:

    Victoria Falls visit

Info:

Victoria Falls is one of the world’s most impressive waterfalls. It is set on the magnificent Zambezi River which creates the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe. These spectacular falls can be easily visited and viewed from the Zimbabwean side. Considered to be the world’s widest waterfalls, Victoria Falls measures 1708 metres in width. The small town of Victoria Falls, which lies adjacent to the waterfalls, serves as a great base from which to explore the attractions this area of Zimbabwe has to offer. The surrounding area provides a wide range of adrenalin-filled activities for adventure lovers. Visitors can look forward to an array of wonderful activities including: scenic flights, micro lighting, white water rafting, bungee jumping, kayaking and trips to the Chobe National Park.

Comprising of 5 bespoke Overland camping sites modern ablution facilities and 16 private chalets, the Village represents affordable accommodation at its finest – clean, cool, relaxing, elegant, excellent traditional food, ice-cold drinks, and exceptionally friendly hosts ready to welcome you and guide you through your Victoria Falls experience.

Day Itinerary: Day 8 – Vic Falls - Friday

sunset flight
river rafting
  • Route:

    Victoria Falls

  • Journey:

    Victoria Falls has a wide variety of optional activities for you to do today. These range from kayaking on the upper Zambezi, all manner of adventure on or near the Zambezi River (Rafting / Bungee Jump / Bridge Slide / Bridge Swing / Historical Bridge Tour / Sunset Cruise / 12 min Helicopter Flight / Game Walk / Game Drive.) Alternatively stroll around the town and craft markets or pop into the Victoria Falls hotel for afternoon high tea.

Info:

Located merely 400m from the Victoria Falls, 100m from the epicentre of the Victoria Falls town with its craft and craft & curio markets, bohemian cafes and overlooking a natural African bush panorama the Shearwater Explorers Village is the perfect “Base Camp”. 

One of the original natural wonders of the world, the Victoria Falls is breath-taking and not surprisingly a World Heritage Site. Known locally as ‘The Smoke that Thunders’ this spectacle is accessible from both Zambia and Zimbabwe. Unlike other waterfalls, Victoria Falls has a natural catwalk across from the falls which provide spectacular viewing. 

Day Itinerary: Day 9 - End of Tour – Vic Falls Saturday

waterfall view
cloudy sky
  • Route:

    Tour ends in Victoria Falls after an early breakfast.

  • Journey:

    Your safari team leave you today as they head back to Windhoek, Namibia, this is a two-day journey and covers around 1430 km.  For those flying out from Windhoek, you are most welcome to join our team, an overnight stop is made around half-way (camping) with arrival back on Sunday afternoon.  This does carry a fee.