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12-day Desert & Delta Express - North (Accommodated)

Tour Code 22NDDE12A. Adventure Accommodated Tours
12 days from
$2'596 USD
USDwas 2885 USD
Plus 390 USD optional Adventure Pass
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Group Size: Average 16 Maximum 24. Age Group: 18+

Explore the Desert, Delta and Falls on this incredible adventure tour

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This accommodated adventure 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 paintings 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 park's 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 is a small capital city compared to others in the world - with an approximate population of two hundred thousand people.

Day 5. Windhoek to Omaheke Region, Namibia Highlights. Kalahari Bushman Walk, Omaheke Region, Namibia. Accommodation. Zelda's Guestfarm, Omaheke Region.

Today we make our way west leaving Windhoek behind and travelling into the Kalahari region to our accommodation for the night situated a short way from the Botswana border. 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. Omaheke Region, Namibia to Maun, Botswana Highlights. Maun, Botswana. Accommodation. Delta Rain Sitatunga Camp, Maun.

Today we head to cross the border to Botswana and skirt the central Kalahari Desert 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.

Packed and ready, we boardan open 4x4 transfer vehicle and start our amazing overnight excursion to the Delta.

We are met our local guides and polers at the polers station and board our mokoro (dugout canoe). We traverse the labyrinth of lagoons and meandering waterways to our tented camp for the evening.

Keep your eyes peeled for the resident wildlife that can be seen from the mokoro or on an evening nature walk.

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

Waking early to the sounds of the wild, we take a leisurely mokoro ride back to the polers station. we board our transfer vehicle and retrace our footsteps to Maun and our accommodation for the night. Relax by the pool or opt for a scenic flight. This flight allows you to view the largest delta in the world from above.

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

Leaving Maun, we head towards Nata via the wildlife corridor between the Nxai and Makgadikgadi Pans. Our accommodation for the night is at Elephant Sands. This remarkable place has no fences allowing wildlife to roam freely. Sit by the pool and watch the elephants come in - a perfect way to end your day.

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 enjoy a 'fish eagle' cruise along the Chobe River in the Chobe National Park. Keep an eye out for wildlife on the water's edge whilst soaking up the last of the sun as it sets in the horizon.

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. With binoculars and camera at hand, we search for the numerous species of antelope, lions, giraffes, elephants and the prolific bird species on our drive.

We head back to our accommodation and take a ferry into Zambia. On arrival we are briefed on the optional activities this area is famous for - bungy jumping, white water rafting, gorge swinging, flights and cruises.

We also take in the fresh spray of the Victoria Falls on our visit. This UNESCO World Heritage site is home to the largest curtain waterfall in the world - breathtaking!

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.

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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.

Double room Dorm room Outside guest area Breakfast Room Double Room Social area

* Suggested pre and post tour accommodation can be booked together with your tour. Please enquire at the time of booking.

Suggested Post-Tour Accommodation.
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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

Viewing deck pool Viewing deck over Zambezi Permanent tents Campsite with pool Twin Room Double Room En-suite bathroom Restaurant and bar area

* 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.

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.

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 vehicle 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 vehcile 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 bag, mattress, pillow ( Spitzkoppe, 1 night)
Accommodation as indicated
Meals as indicated
Services of two crew

Included Highlights:
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 adventure 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.

390 USD or (If prepaid)

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

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