Desert & Delta Express (Northbound) (Accommodated)

Tour Code 17NDDE12A. Accommodated Overland
12 days from
$2'165 USD
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Suitable for Ages: 18 to 39. Group Size: Average 16 Maximum 24

Explore the Desert, Delta and Falls on this incredible overland

This accommodated overland tour journeys from the Atlantic Coast through remarkable landscapes, vast deserts, and prolific game parks. Explore the calm waters by mokoro as it meanders through the waterways of the Okavango Delta before finishing up at the mighty Victoria Falls.

This tour is also available with an extension from Cape Town, or in reverse from Livingstone to Swakopmund.

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Day 1. Swakopmund to Spitzkoppe Highlights. Spitzkoppe, Namibia. Accommodation. Spitzkoppe Community Camp.

Leaving the Atlantic coast we travel inland to the Damaraland region and Spitzkoppe. Here we explore Spitkoppe's rock formations and admire the ancient bushman painting found on them.

Day 2. Spitzkoppe to Etosha National Park Accommodation. Etosha National Park, Namibia.

We make our way north today to Etosha National Park. The park is over 20,000 sq km in size and is home to 114 mammals and 340 bird species. We enjoy an afternoon game drive upon entry to the park before settling into our accommodation for the next 2 night.

Day 3. Etosha National Park Highlights. Etosha National Park, Namibia. Accommodation. Etosha National Park, Namibia.

Today we have a full day game driving in this incredible national park. Visiting the parks water holes where elephant, rhino, zebra and giraffes are regularly seen.

Day 4. Etosha to Windhoek Highlights. Windhoek, Namibia. Accommodation. Urban Camp, Windhoek.

Leaving Etosha we head south to Namibia's capital city Windhoek. Windhoek is a small capital city compared to others in the world with an approximate population of tow hundred thousand people.

Day 5. Windhoek to Ghanzi, Botswana Highlights. Kalahari Bushman Walk, Botswana. Accommodation. Ghanzi Trailblazers, Ghanzi.

Today we make our way west leaving Windhoek travelling into the Kalahari region crossing into Botswana and the town of Ghanzi. We meet the San/Bushman here and get taken on a guided bush walk to see and learn how they live in this barren terrain.

Day 6. Ghanzi to Maun Highlights. Maun, Botswana. Accommodation. Sitatunga Camp, Maun.

Today we head to Maun. Officially still a village, Maun is actually Botswanan's fifth largest town due to its recent rapid development. Maun is the gateway to the Okavango delta and the perfect place to stay before our excursion.

Day 7. Maun to Okavango Delta Highlights. Okavango Delta, Botswana. Accommodation. Elephant Bush Camp, Okavango Delta.

We leave Maun this morning and take our short transfer into the delta firstly by open 4x4 truck before travelling through the delta by mokoro (dugout canoe) to our tented camp for the evening.

Day 8. Okavango Delta to Maun Accommodation. Sitatunga Camp, Maun.

We leave the delta this morning taking a leisurely mokoro ride back to the polers station before picking up our transfer back to Maun. There may be enough time on our arrival back to Maun for a optional scenic flight over the Okavango Delta.

Day 9. Maun to Nata Highlights. Elephant Sands, Nata, Botswana. Makgadikadi Pans, Botswana. Accommodation. Elephant Sands, Nata.

Today we head towards Nata, our route takes us through a wildlife corridor between the Nxai and Makgadikgadi Pans. Our accommodation for the night 'Elephant Sands' has no fences allowing wildlife to roam freely.

Day 10. Nata to Kasane Highlights. Chobe Fish Eagle Cruise, Botswana. Accommodation. Thebe River Lodge.

We leave Nata and make our way to the northern corner of Botswana to Kasane. This afternoon we visit Chobe National Park and take a 'fish eagle' cruise along the Chone River keeping an eye out for wildlife as well as enjoying the sunset over the park.

Day 11. Kasane to Livingstone, Zambia Highlights. Chobe National Park Game Drive, Botswana. Victoria Falls - Mosi oa Tunya National Park, Zambia. Accommodation. The Zambezi Waterfront, Livingstone.

This morning before leaving Chobe we explore the park in an open vehicle game drive. We then take a ferry into Zambia where we head to Livingstone and visit

Day 12. Livingstone

Today our tour ends after breakfast. We recommend staying a few more days and enjoying the activities the area has to offer.

Suggested Pre-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.

Suggested Post-Tour Accommodation.
The Zambezi Waterfront, Livingstone

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.

Additional Info

PRE TOUR ACCOMMODATION:
This tour departs Swakopmund early on Day One. We strongly recommend therefore that you plan to arrive at least the day before departure for the pre departure meeting at to experience all that Swakopmund has to offer, and to overcome any jet-lag and to acclimatise to Africa. We would be happy to book pre-tour accommodation for you – please call or email us (or speak to your agent) with your arrival details and accommodation requirements. However please book early to avoid disappointment and the risk of having to find more expensive (or less convenient) lodgings.

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.

ACCOMMODATION:
Twin share accommodation with facilities (10 nights) twin share tents with sleeping bag, pillow and mattress (1 night) some may be with bar or swimming pool.

TRANSPORT:
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 and river boat.

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.

TOUR STYLE:
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.

Meals
11 Breakfasts, 10 Lunches, 9 Dinners

Accommodation
Accommodation - 9 nights twin share accommodation, 1 night pre-erected en suite tented camp (Delta); 1 night bush camping at Spitzkoppe (equipment supplied).

Includes.
Fully equipped safari vehicle
Camping and cooking equipment
All road tolls and vehicle taxes
All ground transportation
Sleeping mattress ( Spitzkoppe, 1 night)
Meals as indicated
Services of two crew

Spitzkoppe, Bushman Paintings
Etosha NP, Game Drives
Kalahari Bushman Walk
Okavango Delta Wilderness Excursion, Mokoro/Walking Safari*
Chobe NP, Fish Eagle Boat Cruise and Open Vehicle Game Drive with Resident Guide*
Mosi Oa Tunya NP, Victoria Falls Visit

*Highlights are included in the Adventure Pass
Excludes.
Adventure Pass Activities and Excursions (optional)
Visas
Flights
Travel insurance
Departure taxes
Airport transfers
Optional activities
Drinks, tips
Items of a personal nature
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Adventure Pass

Every Overland tour has an Adventure Pass which is paid to your tour leader in Africa at the beginning of the tour (or pre-paid by arrangement prior to your tour). This is separate and in addition to the Tour Price, and covers selected park entries, activities and excursions along the way where payment goes directly to the supplier to ensure local suppliers benefit directly from the income.

380 USD or 320 USD (If prepaid)

This pass is an optional add-on for this tour.

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