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Adventure Truck trip through Namibia and Botswana

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This adventurous journey begins and ends at the mighty Victoria Falls in Livingstone. In a small group of up to 12 people and with expert guides, you travel through fascinating Botswana and Namibia.

You will search for the Big Five (elephant, rhino, buffalo, lion and leopard) in various game parks, visit the beautiful red sand dunes of Sossusvlei in the Namib desert and relax in the water-rich Okavango Delta. Every place you visit during this adventure truck trip is definitely worth it!

Specifications

6504
From€ 3220/ per person
21days
Okavango Delta, Makgadikgadi and Nxai Pans National Park, Chobe National Park, Victoria Falls National Park
Zambia, Namibia, Botswana
Livingstone
Livingstone
  • 18 nights in permanent tents, chalets and standard rooms with private bathroom and 2 nights in a tent with its own chemical toilet and shared bush shower (Okavango Delta)
  • Transport per adventure truck
  • Meals : 20x breakfast, 17x lunch and 11x dinner, 9x breakfast provided by your accommodation. The other meals are prepared by your tour guide and are consumed around the campfire
  • Entrance fees for national parks
  • Mentioned activities
  • Flights and possibly visa
  • Travel and cancellation insurance (required)
  • Transfers
  • Optional activities and excursions
  • Personal expenses and tips (eg for guide)
  • Meals and drinks not mentioned
Adventure truck
bed and breakfast, full board including activities
Lodge, Guesthouse, Permanent tented camp
Comfort
Yes
Children under 12 years old are not allowed. Children from 12 years pay the adult price
You will receive a brief briefing about your tour on the day of departure. You must hand over your vouchers and be able to show your proof of insurance (travel insurance is mandatory during this tour). This is also the ideal time to ask your guide about the tour.

Overige informatie

yes, Yes
Minimum 4, maximum 12 participants
Max 12 kg per person in a soft bag. No hard cases or backpacks as there is little storage space in the truck. You can also take 1 small daypack with you.
English
English/German (see departure dates)
Yes
Yes
No
Dagprogramma
Travel schedule -

Included meals: B = breakfast, L = lunch, D = dinner.

Said travel times are an estimate and exclude stops for lunch, viewings and border crossings.

Day 1 – 2: Livingstone (1x B, on day 2)

Meet your guides and fellow travelers at the Livingstone accommodation at 2:00 p.m. and briefly discuss how things are going for this trip. These first two days you can visit the beautiful Victoria Falls or optionally participate in activities such as a flight over the falls, bungee jumping, a sunset cruise or rafting on the Zambezi river. Your guide can tell you more about all the adventurous excursions that you can undertake here. But you can also choose to take it easy and explore Livingstone a little or relax at your accommodation. Lunches and dinners are for your own account in local restaurants. Breakfast on day two is provided by the lodge.

Accommodation: Victoria Falls Waterfront, or similar (chalet with own bathroom)
Included activity: entrance fees Victoria Falls
Optional activity: bungee jumping, sunset cruise, white water rafting, Flight of Angels

Day 3 – 4: Caprivi (2xB, 2xL, 2xD)
You leave Zambia behind and enter the Caprivi Strip where you will look for the wild animals that this region is famous for in the coming days. With a boat you go up the Kwando river and you make a game drive in the Mahango Game Reserve. Travel time day 3: 4 hours, 300 km and day 4: 3 hours, 200 km).

Accommodation day 3: Camp Kwando (permanent tent with own bathroom)
Accommodation day 4: Ngepi Camp (tree house with private bathroom)
Included activity: game-drive, boat trip

Day 5: Rundu (B, L)
A quiet start to the day, you can enjoy the wide variety of birds in the camp where you spent the night. Today’s route follows the Kavango River and you will see small villages with thatched huts and people selling wood carvings along the way. Tonight you will sleep on the edge of the river in Rundu where you can see a beautiful African sunset. Evening meal at a restaurant, for own account. Travel time: 3 hours, 210 km.

Accommodation: Inkwazi Lodge (chalet with own bathroom)

Day  6 – 8: Etosha National Park (3x B, 3x L, 3x D)
You will drive deeper into Namibia to the Etosha National Park. This park has the Etosha Pan as its core with water pools around it. The pan is so large that it can even be seen from space. The locals call this area: ‘the great white place of dry water’. Many lions, elephants and antelopes are seen in Etosha. You spend the night on the border of the park, about a 25-minute drive from the nearest entrance gate. You go twice a whole day on safari in this park, meals are prepared by the tour guide. From the truck you have a good view of the surroundings and you can spot good game. Travel time day 6: 9 hours, 720 km.

Accommodation: Tarentaal Guest Farm (double room with own bathroom)
Included activity: 2x full day game-drive and entrance fees Etosha National Park

Day 9: Brandberg (B, L, D)
Today you will drive through the beautiful desert landscape to the Brandberg Mountains. The lodge where you will spend the night is located in the dry Ugab River, an area where rare desert elephants occur. You will visit the fascinating petrified forest where you can take interesting photos. You can also take a walk with a local guide to the White Lady petroglyphs. Travel time: 6 hours, 430 km.

Accommodation: Brandberg White Lady Lodge (chalet with own bathroom)
Included activity: petrified access forest, walking with guide to White Lady rock art.

Day 10 – 11: Swakopmund (2xB, 1xL)
After breakfast it’s time to head for the coast! Today’s final destination is Swakopmund, a coastal town surrounded by desert with a strong German history. The German influences can still be clearly seen in the architecture of buildings, street names and also on the menu in restaurants. Before you arrive in Swakopmund, make another stop to see the seal colony at Cape Cross. Travel time: 3.5 hours, 250 km.

Your guide will give you more information about the many activities you can undertake in and around Swakopmund. A few examples: sand boarding, skydiving or canoeing on the ocean. But above all, take a walk through this town and along the ocean and choose a cozy restaurant for dinner.

Accommodation: Hotel d’Avignon (double room with own bathroom)
Included activity: entrance fees Cape Cross seal colony

Optional activity : parachuting, sandboarding, ocean canoe safari, sightseeing flight etc.

Day 12 – 13: Namib desert (2x B, 2x L, 2x D)
You leave Swakopmund and drive into the beautiful moon-like landscape that surrounds this coastal town. Today you will visit a number of special places in the Namib Naukluft Park where you can take beautiful pictures. The Namib desert is no less than 55 million years old and is therefore one of the oldest deserts in the world. On foot you explore Sossusvlei, a place where once there was water and now the ‘skeletons’ of trees can be found (Deadvlei). A dramatic play of lines with the red sand of the desert in the background, a dream for every (amateur) photographer. The local guide walks with you to Sossusvlei, this is a walk of approximately 3.5 km. You can also choose to be brought to Sossusvlei with a 4×4 vehicle, costs for this are for your own account (+/- 85 Namibian Dollars per person per ride / one way).

Another special place that you will visit is the Sesriem Canyon. You spend the night at a lodge from where you can watch the sun go down behind the highest sand dunes in the world. Travel time day 12: 5 hours, 350 km.

Accommodation: Desert Camp (permanent tent with private bathroom)
Included activity: walking with guide to Sossusvlei, visit  Sesriem Canyon, entrance fees Namib Naukluft National Park.

Optional activity: 4×4 ride to Sossusvlei (N$ 85 per per person one way)

Day 14: Windhoek (B, L)
The journey continues today to Windhoek, the capital and largest city of Namibia. In this city you will find friendly people and an interesting mix of African and European cultures. Here you will also find buildings from the German colonial era. You can visit the town and a number of well-known buildings and in the evening you choose a cozy restaurant for dining. Travel time: 4.5 hours, 345 km.

Accommodation: Klein Windhoek Guesthouse (double room with own bathroom)

Day 15: Kalahari (B, L, D)
Today there is a very interesting meeting on the program. You cross the border to Botswana and meet a San bushman who lives in this dry area. You take a nature walk with the bushman and an interpreter and learn more about survival strategies that the Bushmen use to live in the desert. Travel time: 7.5 hours, 550 km.

Accommodation: Dqae Qare San Lodge
Included activity: nature walk with San Bushman and interpreter.

Day 16 – 18: Okavango Delta (3x B, 3x L, 2x D)
Botswana has a lot of beautiful natural beauty, but the Okavango Delta is a ‘different than usual’ nature reserve. Prior to your adventure in the Delta, you spend one night at a lodge in Maun and then two nights in the tented camp on an island in the Okavango Delta. You drive through the Kalahari to Maun. Travel time day 16: 4.5 hours, 300 km.

You drive into the Okavango Delta on day 17 to the mokoros with a 4×4 vehicle (about 2 hours’ drive). Mokoros are traditional hollowed-out tree trunks that serve as canoes. Nowadays, modern canoes are often used to save trees. With the mokoros you will be taken by a poler to the tented camp in the heart of the Delta. The wrists advance the mokoros by means of a long stick. This is a wonderfully relaxed way of traveling for you! You move almost silently through the water and through the reeds. Don’t forget to protect yourself against the sun!

The Okavango Delta is a special and relaxing area where large numbers of buffalo and elephants live. Bird lovers can indulge themselves here, especially Kingfishers are very common here. Enjoy the peace and quiet while away from civilization. Take a walk or you may want to try the mokoro yourself. Take a book or game with you, get to know your traveling companions better or enjoy the nature around you in silence. Game walks with the local guides are included (every morning and afternoon).

Accommodation day 16: Island Safari Lodge (double room with own bathroom)
Accommodation day 17-18: Wilderness tented camping (tent with en suite chemical toilet and shared bush shower outside the tent)
Included activity: entrance fees Okavango Delta, morning and afternoon game walks with local guide

Optional activity: sightseeing flight above the Okavango Delta (+/- 95-120 US$, depending on the number of people on board the aircraft)

Day 19: Makgadigadi Pans (B, L)
You will see the glittering Makgadigadi salt pans looming like an endless white landscape. Rain falls here only a short time of year and then large herds of wildebeest, zebras and springbok come to the area to eat the fresh grass. Flamingos also come to the pans to eat the algae in the shallow lakes. Unfortunately, this spectacle can only be seen for a short period of the year. Travel time: 4 hours, 350 km.

Accommodation: Nata Lodge (permanent tent with own bathroom) or Pelican lodge (double  chalets with en-suite room)
Included activity:entrance fees Makgadikgadi Pans

Day 20: Chobe National Park (B, L)
After breakfast you drive north through the Chobe Forest Reserve to Kasane where your lodge is located. The Chobe National Park is best known for the large herds of elephants and buffalo that live here. In the afternoon you take a boat cruise on the Chobe River and you can spot wild animals from the water. Who knows, you might see the elephants taking a bath or quenching their thirst by the river. Travel time: 3.5 hours, 300 km.

Accommodation: Thebe River Safaris (chalet with en-suite bathroom)
Included activity: Sunset cruise on the  Chobe river

Day 21: Zambia Livingstone/Vic Falls (B)
You cross the Zambezi river with the Kazangula ferry and you are back in Zambia. Guests can be brought to Livingstone Airport around 12:00. Ask us about the options for extending your trip or fly back to the Netherlands.

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