Victoria Falls, Botswana & Namibia Discovery Tour 8 Days
Journey from the thundering Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe, through Botswana’s fantastic Chobe National Park and Okavango Delta and then on to the Kalahari Desert before visiting Windhoek in Namibia on this unique three country African tour. Enjoy experiences that reflect local customs and traditions, including meeting the San Bushmen in the Kalahari, exploring the Okavango Delta by traditional Mokoro canoe, a bush camping experience and staying in community lodges, as you experience an authentic insight into these three remarkable countries.
Optional wildlife safari drives in Chobe National Park are available as well as a number of other additional activities.
This small group experience will see you stay in standard/basic level accommodations throughout, with a 1 night basic camping experience. For your camping excursion a mattress, bedding and camping equipment are provided but you are welcome to bring your own sleeping bag if you prefer.
Please note: Wildlife safari drives are not included in the cost of your package but can be added for a fee. Please enquire for pricing.
Namibia Birding and Photography GuideAn accomplished and experienced Namibia birding and photographic guide, Toni holds a Namibia Academy for Tourism and Hospitality Level 3 qualification (the highest level attainable in Namibia) and is widely renowned for her extensive knowledge of the cultures, ornithology, flora, astronomy and wildlife of the country. Read more >
Wildlife Guide & PhotographerAndy is a 6th generation Falkland Islander, with a passion for wildlife, plants and photography. Raised in the Falkland Islands, Andy developed a close affinity with the Islands natural environment at a young age. School holidays where spent in the ‘camp’ or countryside with friends and family. For more than 10 years, Andy had the privilege of spending a time on Sea Lion Island, visiting his mother who managed one of the Islands premier tourist destinations. Read more >
Photographer and founder of the Travel Photographer Of The Year awardsA fascination with natural light and a passion with nature, landscape and travel underpin Chris Coe's photography. His images often have a striking simplicity and graphic quality. More recent work has introduced a subtlety with experimentation with both movement and light.Read more >
Falklands Expert & GuideBorn in Chartres in the West Falklands, Jenny grew up on the family farm where her love for animals was nurtured by the25,000 sheep, horses and cows that lived alongside her. Forever a nature, conservation and wildlife enthusiast Jenny has travelled extensively throughout the Falkland Islands, visiting each and every wildlife island at least once, and even travelling around some by yacht. Read more >
Special Guest LecturerExclusive to this voyage, Doug Allan, a multi award winning polar photographer and cameraman, will be your special guest lecturer. Doug has been on over 20 expeditions to Svalbard to film its wildlife, and knows the wonders of this area more than most. Read more >
- Visit three countries in one excellent African itinerary
- See the splendour of the magnificent Victoria Falls
- Enjoy an authentic Okavango Delta overnight bush camping excursion
- Meet the San Bushmen of the Kalahari Desert and learn about their way of life
- Traditional mokoro excursions through the Okavango Delta
- Join optional wildlife safaris in Chobe National Park in search of sightings of the “Big 5”
- Travel in a small group setting
- 6 nights' accommodation in standard hotels and lodges as described in the itinerary
- 1 night bush camping experience
- 7 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 3 dinners
- San Bushmen walk
- Okavango Delta wildlife walks and mokoro trips
- All transport between destinations and included activities
- The services of an experienced tour leader, drivers and local guides
ITINERARY7 Nights 8 Days
- Day 1 | Victoria Falls - Arrive
- Days 2 - 3 | Chobe National Park
- Days 4 - 5 | Okavango Delta
- Day 6 | Kalahari Desert
- Days 7 - 8 | Windhoek
Victoria Falls - Arrive
Having arrived independently to Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe you can make your way to your hotel for your included overnight stay. We recommend arriving a day or 2 earlier to give you the chance to explore around the falls, enjoy some local activities and see their majesty up close. In the evening there will be a group meeting where you can meet your team leader and fellow travellers.
1 night’s accommodation at Explorers Village Lodge, or similar, with breakfast included.
Please note: Your accommodation is on the Zimbabwe side of the falls so please ensure that you have the correct visa. No activities around visiting the Falls are included but please enquire if you need some advice on the best ways to visit them.
Chobe National Park
It’s time to put another stamp in your passport as today you make the border crossing from Zimbabwe to Botswana. Travelling in a private vehicle you will be taken to Kasane just outside the gates of the Chobe National Park where you will stay for one night in a local lodge. Chobe National Park is known as one of Botswana’s finest wildlife destinations and is home to various iconic species including chances of seeing the Big 5 and Southern Africa’s largest elephant population.
Today you can partake in various additional activities including a fantastic Chobe River sunset cruise, thrilling guided safari drives through the park in an open-seated safari vehicle, and photography drives.
On day 2 your accommodation will be at the Thebe River Safaris Lodge, or similar, with breakfast included.
On day 3 you could partake in more optional activities before your private vehicle and driver takes you to Nata on the southern end of Chobe NP. Optional activities available to book this afternoon include a Nata area bushwalk where you can learn all about the area and search for sightings of the unique birdlife that abounds here, and a Nata area safari drive. Alternatively, you could choose to simply relax at the camp and look out for the elephants that come to drink at the camp’s waterhole.
Day 3 accommodation: 1 night at Elephant Sands, or similar, with breakfast and dinner included.
On day 4 your journey through the iconic Okavango Delta begins as you travel to Maun, the largest town in the Delta area. This will offer you the chance to relax before tomorrow’s bush camping experience and allow you to pick up any supplies you may need. In the evening you can enjoy a Dikgantshwane traditional dance group performance around the pool at your hotel.
Optional activities available for a fee today include a memorable Okavango Delta flight which will see you fly over the Delta’s meandering water channels which are filled with hippos, elephants and buffalo, creating a once in a lifetime experience.
Accommodation on day 4 is at the Sedia Riverside Hotel, or similar, with breakfast included.
On day 5 you will venture further as you take a 1-2 hour safari vehicle drive before boarding a traditional Mokoro canoe to be taken deep into the Delta. Along the way the local polers will introduce you to the way of life in this unique part of the world, and there will be ample opportunity for sightings of birdlife and wildlife by the water. Upon reaching your bush camp you can set up your tent and spend some time relaxing by the camp, or enjoy some birdwatching and wildlife walks through the Delta’s pristine wilderness. In the evening you can enjoy a sundowner as you sit out under the stars and revel in a sing-song with the locals.
Day 5’s accommodation is at Okavango Delta Camping, a basic bush camping experience. Breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as camping equipment, a mattress and bedding are all included.
This morning you will travel back to Maun by mokoro canoe before getting back into your private vehicle for the drive along the northern portions of the Kalahari Desert, marvelling at the arid and barren, yet strikingly beautiful landscape along the way. You will arrive at the operator-supported Dqae Qare San Lodge in the afternoon. The Dqae Qare San Lodge is the only land owned freehold by an Indigenous community in all of Southern Africa and is home to the San tribe. The San are known throughout the continent for their warm hospitality, and tonight you have the opportunity to be immersed in their history and culture with a dance and storytelling around the campfire. The Lodge provides much-needed employment for the nearby village of D'kar and your stay here will be directly contributing to local community upliftment projects.
During your stay here you can also enjoy a walk with the San tribe to learn about how they have adapted to life in this harsh desert, and learn all about the wilderness survival skills needed and the botany of the area.
Optional activities include a traditional san/bushmen dancing experience around the campfire.
One night’s stay at Dqae Qare San Lodge with breakfast and dinner included.
Bidding a fond farewell to Botswana, you will now travel to Windhoek, Namibia’s fascinating capital city for an overnight stay. This evening in Windhoek will be at your leisure and in the morning it will be time to check out as your African adventure comes to an end.
1 night’s accommodation at Auas City Hotel, or similar, with breakfast included.
What Our Customers
Botswana was everything we wanted it to be....spectacular wildlife everywhere and couldn’t believe how close we were! Thank you to your team for all your help in making it possible.
I just want to say a massive thank you for organising our trip to Botswana. From our very first conversation, I knew we were in safe hands, you were so knowledgeable and super-efficient that I had no doubt this was going to be the holiday of a lifetime and it was! Our two children loved every minute, especially the meerkats at Jack’s Camp so thanks for the recommendation and who can forget the bungee jump at Vic Falls!!!! We can’t wait to start planning our next family adventure with you, thank you so much.
There were so many highlights, where to start! Seeing Victoria Falls for the first time, the hot air balloon ride over the delta, watching wild dogs chase a leopard at Selinda, quad biking over the Salt Flats, the list goes on. This really was a trip that will stay close to our hearts for a very long time. The whole Wildfoot Team went the extra mile for us from beginning to end and we can’t thank you enough, we will happily recommend you to friends and family in the future.
The tented camps worked well and the bathrooms were more civilised than expected so feel we made the right choice after all. Really enjoyed the range of activities offered at each of the camps, the mokoro ride and walking safaris being particular good. Got lucky and saw a pride of lions take down a buffalo at Savuti and a wild dog kill at Mfuwe. No lucky with cheetah unfortunately, but now we have a reason to go back!
As expected, I have fallen in love with Botswana, without a doubt head and shoulders above any other safari experience. I was so lucky with wildlife with big cat sightings most days, several packs of wild dog and even a pangolin! There is nothing I would have wanted to change, a fantastic holiday from beginning to end, thank you so much for all your help and guidance thorough out.
It was a real privilege to have such an outstanding and knowledgeable guide - he was excellent company. The tents and camps were first-rate in terms of comfort, service and location.
We have recently returned from a holiday to Botswana that you organised for us and we just want to say thanks for all the work that you put into it. The holiday was fantastic - hotels/lodges were great, wildlife spectacular, people friendly, guides flexible and knowledgeable and the variety of locations perfect. The time of year was ideal for seeing the beginning of the change in the landscape at the start of the rainy season. All the arrangements ran like clockwork and there was even somebody there at Maun airport at the end of our trip to ensure all had gone well. We will certainly consider using Wildfoot again for our future travel plans.Thank you again.
Fabulous knowledge and customer service. Only back a week and already planning our next trip with them - surely that says it all
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