12 Days Tour to Namibia, Botswana & Zimbabwe – Vic Falls Safari (Camping)
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Type of Tour: Multi-Country
Duration of Tour: 12 Days / 11 Nights
12 Days Tour to safari is to visit around the main highlights that Namibia, Botswana, and Zimbabwe have to offer in Africa. In just 11 days and 12 nights, we would never be able to fit in everything you wanted to see but you will see the main most attractions. You will spend time amongst the ancient sand dunes in Sossusvlei, Damaraland, and from there go back in time with the coastal time of Swakopmund. and exceptional game viewing at the world-famous Etosha National Park. In Botswana, you will enjoy the watery channels on Okavango Delta, Chobe, and ending in the 7 wonders of Victoria Falls.
|Brandberg||Brandberg White Lady Camping||1 Night||DBB|
|Kamanjab||Toko Lodge & Safaris||1 Night||DBB|
|Etosha National Park||Halali Campsite||2 Nights||DBB|
|Windhoek||Arebbusch Camping||1 Night||DBB|
|Blazers Ghanzi||Ghanzi Trail||1 Night||DBB|
|Maun||Audi Camp||2 Nights||DBB|
|Nata||Elephant Sands Lodge||1 Night||DBB|
|Victoria Falls||Victoria Falls Rest Camp||2 Nights||DBB|
Day 1: International Airport to Brandberg
Guest will be picked up in Windhoek or airport in the morning at 09h00 and drive to Brandenberg which is situated in northwestern Namibia, the Brandberg (Fire Mountain) Massif is Namibia’s highest peak, at its zenith, the Königstein (King’s Stone), standing at a whopping 2573 meters above sea level. Named for the vivid shade of orange it sometimes turns at sunset, this is undoubtedly the main highlight of the region. The Brandberg has been sacred to the San people for centuries. Upon arrival, guests will go on a game drive and be back sitting around a campfire waiting for their dinner.
Overnight: Brandberg White Lady Camping
Located amidst tranquil surroundings, Brandberg White Lady Camping offers guests a lovely camping experience in Brandberg, Namibia. The establishment features campsites that come equipped with barbeque facilities and water taps. Shared bathrooms with hot and cold water are available. Guests can either cook meals using the barbeque facilities or dine at the nearby lodge restaurant. Other lodge facilities available to campers include a bar and a swimming pool. Guests can also enjoy a variety of guided drives and hiking trails.
Overnight: Brandberg White Lady Camping
Day 2: Brandberg to Toko Camp
This Morning guest will have breakfast and drive to Toko Camp in Kamanjab which is fringing the western edge of Etosha, Kamanjab is situated in the Kunene Region. It serves as an excellent base for visitors looking for adventure in the surrounding area. It is home to Peet Alberts Rock Engravings the second largest rock art site in Namibia with over 1,200 and 1,500 rock engravings featuring animal and abstract images. After arrival guests will be taken for Himba Cultural Excursions.
Toko Lodge & Safaris is an “Oasis” and the gateway to Western Etosha, Damaraland & the unspoiled Kaokoveld. Toko Lodge offers 14 comfortable and uniquely decorated en-suite double rooms with stunning views overlooking some 3000 hectares of Savanna.
Relax at the pool in a lush garden, enjoy walks and birding along the Dolomite Ridge or partake in some of the farm-based activities like the Katenda Himba Village or Nature/Game Drive in the morning or afternoon.
Sundowners around an open fire with a great atmosphere followed by a scrumptious meal can be enjoyed and the ever-popular night drive in search of the elusive ‘shy’ five can’t be missed.
Three beautiful camping sites are available with full ablution facilities. Dinners can be pre-booked. Braai packs, ice, and wood can also be purchased for your convenience.
Overnight: Toko Lodge & Safaris
Day 3- Toko Camp to Etosha National Park
Clients are picked up in the Morning at 09:00 am and depart to Etosha and on arrival clients will get lunch and after lunch, if time permits, enter Etosha for an afternoon game drive. Depending on how often you stop today, On entering the park, the first stop would be Okaukuejo where you pay your entry fee and I suggest you pop in at the local shop to purchase some drinks and snacks and most importantly, a map of Etosha which will show you all the waterholes along the way. Etosha has lions, giraffes, rhinos, zebras, springbok, and elephants. This on top of many lesser and common plains herds, and abundant birds makes game viewing in Etosha.
Overnight: Halali Campsite
Day 4- Etosha National Park Area
Clients will take early breakfast and then go on the Full day game drive and around 12h00 -13h00 clients will have lunch inside the park and continue with the game drive up till the afternoon and after the game, drive guest will have leisure time to enjoy the atmosphere before dinner.
Overnight: Halali Campsite
In an otherwise flat area, Halali Campsite is perched between a few hills and koppies. Thicker vegetation makes this popular with leopards, rhino and elephants. Situated halfway between Namutoni and Okaukuejo, the Halali Campsite is centrally located in close proximity of some of the most popular waterholes of the Etosha National Park. A short walk will take you to the camp’s floodlit waterhole with excellent day and night game viewing. ‘Halali’ is the German word for the traditional ending of a hunt. The campsite signifies the end of game hunting and the rise of eco-tourism in Namibia. Halali offers active guests the largest pool in the park and its strategic location between Namutoni and Okaukuejo makes it a great stopover for lunch, ice cream, a cool drink or just petrol.
Day 5 - Etosha National Park to Windhoek
Guests will have breakfast and drive to Windhoek Located in Windhoek, Namibia, Arebbusch Camping & Caravanning offers guests a lovely camping experience. The establishment features a selection of camping and caravan facilities. The luxury suites include covered campsites, with washbasins, work areas, private bathrooms, barbequing facilities, washing lines, and storage rooms. The standard sites include power points, water points, a shared kitchen and bathroom facilities. Upon arrival depending on the time guest will have a city tour before dinner.
Located in Windhoek, Namibia, Arebbusch Camping & Caravanning offers guests a lovely camping experience. The establishment features a selection of camping and caravan facilities. The luxury suites include covered campsites, with washbasins, work areas, private bathrooms, barbequing facilities, washing lines, and storage rooms. The standard sites include power points, water points, a shared kitchen and bathroom facilities. Guests can cook meals at the onsite barbecuing facilities or dine at the nearby restaurant. Other facilities available to guests include a bar and a swimming pool.
Overnight: Arebbusch Camping & Caravanning
Distance: 414.0 km
Time: 3 hr 48 min
Day 6: Windhoek to Ghanzi
Guests will have early breakfast then depart to Ghanzi through Gobabis, guest will have a stop at the shopping center to have the opportunity to buy lunch packs or at a restaurant. Ghanzi is situated 300 kilometers southwest of Maun and just north of the Trans-Kalahari highway, which runs from Lobatse in Botswana to Walvis Bay in Namibia, the small town of Ghanzi is sometimes referred to as the ‘Capital of the Kalahari’. It serves as the administrative center of the Ghanzi district which covers a vast area of cattle ranches and farmland in the west of Botswana. Upon arrival after checking in guest will visit to the San tribe Village
Ghanzi Trail Blazers caters for visitors who wish to have a genuine glimpse of a fast disappearing unique and ancient culture. It offers a number of activities to interact with the San Bushman, and to discover how they survived in the Kalahari. Ghanzi Trail Blazers is located approximately 5.6 km away from the main road, far enough away to capture the real African bushveldt.
Overnight: Ghanzi Trail Blazers
Distance: 526.0 km
Time: 5 hr 27 min
Day 7: Ghanzi to Maun (285.1 km)
Guests will grab a nice breakfast in the morning and then drive to Maun. Maun set on the banks of the beautiful Thamalakane River in northern Botswana, Maun is the third-largest town in this spectacularly scenic southern African country. Maun is the starting point for most expeditions into the Okavango Delta and as a result, has developed into a bustling metropolis that is considered Botswana’s tourism capital. After checking in and freshening up In the Afternoon the guest will have leisure time around the lodge.
Overnight: Audi Campsite
Distance: 285.1 km
Time: 3 hr 1 min
Day 8: Maun Area
Clients will grab early Breakfast and then go on a Full Day Okavango Excursion the game drive. And will be back in the afternoon.
Audi Camp is situated at the edge of the Okavango Delta 12 km away from Maun, on the road toward the Moremi Game Reserve. It is located on the banks of the Thamalakane River, the southernmost tributary of the Okavango Delta. Audi Camp offers camping, tented accommodation and en suite tents. The camp has an a la carte restaurant, a bar and pool and can also cater for a wide variety of activities in and around the Okavango Delta including, cultural and community-based trips.
Overnight: Audi Camp
Day 9: Okavango Delta to Nata 347 km
This morning guests will grab breakfast, pack up tents and drive to Nata which is situated 180 kilometers north of Francistown, the small village of Nata is a popular stopover between Maun and Kasane along a road known as the ‘game drive route’ as there is often a chance to catch a glimpse of wildlife along the way. The unique landscape that surrounds the area around Nata features white sand, tall termite mounds, and the Mokolwane palm trees. Nata is a convenient stop for tourists to fill up at numerous filling stations.
Elephant Sands is a bush lodge & campsite in the north-eastern part of Botswana. Come and enjoy viewing the elephants at our natural waterhole right in front of the lodge. Watch these impressive creatures whilst they drink at only a couple of meters away from you, a unique experience! There is plenty of other wildlife around as well on our unfenced 16000 ha private conservancy. The lack of fences allows all animals to roam freely. We are ideally located in the center of Botswana’s highlights, such as the Makgadikgadi pans, the Okavango Delta, and Chobe National Park. Victoria Falls and Hwange National Park are on our doorstep so to speak. Our lodge is a great starting point for a tour along with all these places of interest. Find out more about the activities and personalized Tours & Safaris we offer. Stay in one of our 14 en suite Chalets or pitch your own tent and experience the serenity and peacefulness of the real African bush.
Elephant Sands, where elephants rule…
Overnight: Elephant Sands Lodge
Day 10: Nata to Victoria Falls
On this beautiful morning, guests will drive to Victoria Falls which is resting on the southern banks of the Zambezi River at the western end of the eponymous falls, this popular tourist town is compact enough to walk around and makes an ideal base for travelers exploring the seventh wonder of the world, the unfathomably vast Victoria Falls. About two-thirds of the falls can be viewed from the Zimbabwean side and, while the falls are undoubtedly the star attraction, the area provides both adventure seekers and sightseers with plenty of opportunities to warrant a longer stay. After arrival guests will visit the craft center will check-in and prepare for dinner.
Overnight: Victoria Falls Rest Camp
Distance: 371.2 km
Time: 5h 23m
Day 11: Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Clients will wake up for breakfast and then visit to the Victoria water falls. Guest will have leisure time for the rest of the day and can choose to do extra optional activities.
Victoria Falls Self Catering and Camping Accommodation at the Vic Falls Restcamp is the best budget accommodation available in the Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. The Rest Camp is situated right in the middle of Victoria Falls town in Zimbabwe making it a perfect place to be based with all amenities within walking distance. The Rest camp is only 2 km from the falls making it the closest campsite to the Victoria Falls. The security around the camp is a top priority with high stainless steel fences and electric fences making it first-class. The rest camp boasts numerous well maintained grass areas and an abundance of different varieties of trees making the surroundings in the camp very enjoyable. It makes this rest camp very popular for families as children have a safe and secure scenic environment to play in.
Overnight: Victoria Falls Rest Camp
Day 12: Victoria Falls Airport
Clients will refresh in the morning and transfer after breakfast to Victoria Fall.
End of Itinerary
- Qualified professional driver guide
- Vehicle / fuel
- Park entrance fees as per itinerary
- Passenger liability 15%
- VAT 2% tourism levy
- Airport transfers
- Breakfast and Dinner for the Client
- Expenses of personal nature
- Entrance fees not mentioned in the itinerary
- Meals not mentioned
- Drinks at lodges and on road
- Optional excursions and activities
- Tips for tour guides
- International flights and airport taxes
- Items not mentioned in the itinerary
- All Drink
HOW TO BOOK AND HOW TO PAY:
To reserve this tour, a payment of 30% of the total price must be made at the time of reservation. The balance of 70% can be made before the departure of your tour.
Your deposit can either be made by means of a Bank Transfer, with the addition of a 45 US Dollar fee, or by Credit Card which incurs an additional bank charge of 3.5%.