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Okavango Delta & Deserts

(Until March 2021)

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The one that has the ultimate safari adventure through the luxe lodges and breathtaking landscapes of Botswana and Namibia

Travel Style

Discoverer

Take your time and explore in-detail each destination on this trip. Find out more

  • Duration

    13 days

  • Places

    9 places

  • Meals

    12 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 3 Dinners

  • Transport Style

    Mini-Coach + Safari Vehicles

  • Group Size

    Max 20 people

  • Team

    Expert Trip Manager, Driver and Local Guides

Makgadikgadi Salt Pans, Okavango Delta, Maun, Caprivi Strip, Grootfontein, Etosha, Swakopmund, Sossusvlei, Windhoek

Okavango Delta & Deserts (Until March 2021)

11 Inclusions

Experiences that are included with your trip

  • Afternoon Game Drive to our Special Stay Contiki Safari Camp
  • Morning Game Drive of the Okavango Delta in Game-Viewer Vehicles
  • Afternoon Game Drive of the Okavango Delta in Game-Viewer Vehicles
  • Night Drive in the Okavango Delta in Game-Viewer Vehicles
  • Morning Game Drive of the Okavango Delta in Game-Viewer Vehicles
  • Game Drive in Mahango Game Reserve
  • Ju/Hoansi Living Museum Indigenous Village Visit
  • Take a morning game drive through the epic salt pan of Etosha National Park
  • Feast on a German-inspired meal in Swakopmund
  • Hike Dune 7 - Tallest Dune in Namibia
  • Visit the incredible landscapes of Sossusvlei in Namib Naukluft Park

8 Free Time Add-Ons

Optional experiences that you can choose from and pay for on your trip

  • Get some perspective photos at Botswana's Salt Pans before visiting a wild Meerkat colony
  • Take a tradtional Mokoro Boat Trip safari down the glades of the Okavango Delta
  • Delta Helicopter Flights
  • See a heartwarming 'Magic Beans' local community theatre show with dinner, Maun
  • Spot wildlife in an afternoon game drive through Etosha
  • Quad-bike over the dunes of the Namib Desert
  • Sandboard down the dunes of the Namib desert
  • Feast over a farewell dinner at the legendary Joe's Beerhouse

Where I'll Stay?

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  • 12 nights

    All accommodation is included on this trip

    12 nights in Hotel

    It's all about mother nature in this part of the world and we've got you covered with luxe lodges nestled in the heart of adventure, as well as pre-erected safari tents with mattresses and proper linen. Some lodges have swimming pools to take a refreshing dip, some have buffets to indulge in, and all of them are framed by some of the most spectacular scenery you've ever seen.

About this trip

This safari extravaganza takes you into the heart of Botswana and Namibia, cruising in open top jeeps from meerkat colonies to petrified valleys and waterways teeming with wildlife. With a huge amount of included game drives where you can spot roaming elephants, buffalo and lions, quad bike over dunes and experience a show performed by an indigenous tribe, this one also features quality lodges where you can kick back and take a dip in the pool when you're feeling the heat.

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  • Only $99 deposit to book*

    For a limited time, reserve your space now with a deposit of only $99, pay the rest 45 days before departure

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Map & Itinerary

  • Start location
  • End location
  • Trip day
  • Via location
  • River route
  • Plane route

Nights spent per location

  1. 1 1 night

    Makgadikgadi Salt Pans

  2. 2 2 nights

    Okavango Delta

  3. 1 1 night

    Maun

  4. 1 1 night

    Caprivi Strip

  5. 1 1 night

    Grootfontein

  6. 2 2 nights

    Etosha

  7. 2 2 nights

    Swakopmund

  8. 1 1 night

    Sossusvlei

  9. 1 1 night

    Windhoek

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DAY 1 - Makgadikgadi Pans

Makgadikgadi Salt Pans

We'll head south today from Kasane towards the Makgadikgadi salt pans and our lodge for the night.

Makgadikgadi Salt Pans

Opt to cruise the salt pans in open safari vehicles in search of a meerkat colony while getting some funky perspective photos in one of the largest salt flats in the world. Tonights treat is sundower drinks under an icon of Botswana before retiring to the lodge for dinner and drinks at the bar.

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

  • Get some perspective photos at Botswana's Salt Pans before visiting a wild Meerkat colony

DAY 2 - Makgadikgadi Pans to Okavango Delta

Makgadikgadi Salt Pans

We will say goodbye to the pans (for now) and head on to the wildlife haven that is the Okavango Delta

Okavango Delta

Our minds already blown by this unique natural landscape, it's off to the Okavango Delta, where we'll take an awe-inspiring game drive before settling into our exclusive Contiki Safari Camp. We'll be greeted with luxe two person dome tents - pre-erected of course - with stretchers, mattresses and linen. Dinner? How about a campfire meal as we swap tales under a starswept sky? 

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • Afternoon Game Drive to our Special Stay Contiki Safari Camp

DAY 3 - Okavango Delta

Okavango Delta

Get your David Attenborough voice on, we are in the heart of Africa's iconic wildlife filming paradise. This sprawling wetland is home to some of Africa's most incredible species and we will start searching for them after a quick bite to eat and we're off on an early morning game drive in the Okavango Delta in hopes of spotting elephants, hippos and if we're lucky, some predators. We'll head back to camp for a tasty lunch and siesta. Chill in the camp or opt for a Mokoro boat trip along the gorgeous waterways of the delta. In the afternoon we're back on another jaw-dropping game drive before our traditional campfire dinner. The day isn't over, though - not even close.This evening we have a once in a lifetime opportunity - a night drive in the bush with spotlights seeking out elusive nocturnal animals you can't find during the day.

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • Morning Game Drive of the Okavango Delta in Game-Viewer Vehicles

  • Afternoon Game Drive of the Okavango Delta in Game-Viewer Vehicles

  • Night Drive in the Okavango Delta in Game-Viewer Vehicles

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

  • Take a tradtional Mokoro Boat Trip safari down the glades of the Okavango Delta

DAY 4 - Okavango Delta to Maun

Okavango Delta

After breakfast it's time for another morning game drive - eyes peeled for elephants - before we head to Maun and our lodge for the night.

Maun

This afternoon opt to soar over the delta on a helicopter for peerless views of the wildlife below, as you hover just meters above the waterways.This evening you can choose to experience a dinner and show, with young people from the local community performing on the theme of conservation.

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • Morning Game Drive of the Okavango Delta in Game-Viewer Vehicles

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

  • Delta Helicopter Flights

  • See a heartwarming 'Magic Beans' local community theatre show with dinner, Maun

DAY 5 - Maun to Caprivi Strip

Maun

After breakfast we're headed to the Namibian border, with even more natural beauty to uncover.

Caprivi Strip

Upon arrival in Namibia we'll reach the Mahango Game Reserve for yet another eye-widening game drive, before kicking back at our unique accommodation for the night: tree houses overlooking the rushing Kavango River. Accommodation doesn't get more special than this (there's even ensuite loos with views).

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • Game Drive in Mahango Game Reserve

DAY 6 - Caprivi Strip to Grootfontein

Caprivi Strip

This morning will be a relaxed one as you can opt for a sleep in or one of the activities around our Lodge. We will depart in the late morning for Roy's Camp.

Grootfontein

It's time to check into Roy's camp for the night, one of the oldest farms in the Grootfontein district - we're talking old fashioned hospitality, comfy digs and a laid back atmosphere.

DAY 7 - Grootfontein to Etosha

Grootfontein

A hot breakfast will be served this morning before our drive to an indigenous village. This inclusion allows you to experience a real local village and learn how the locals go about their daily lives living off the land.

Etosha

This evening is all about kicking back and taking a dip in the pool, looking forward to our adventures in nature tomorrow.Tonight a buffet dinner is included at our luxe lodge, with all sorts of cuisines to stick your teeth into.

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • Ju/Hoansi Living Museum Indigenous Village Visit

DAY 8 - Etosha

Etosha

After a quick bite to eat this morning, we're off to the Etosha main gate as we open our eyes to this epic National Park. Comprising mainly of a salt pan so large it can be seen from space, along the pan's boundary are thriving water holes which are teeming with wildlife. We'll return to the lodge to beat the midday heat for lunch and a dip in the pool, with the optional add on of an afternoon game drive for those hungry for even more wildlife spotting.

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • Take a morning game drive through the epic salt pan of Etosha National Park

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

  • Spot wildlife in an afternoon game drive through Etosha

DAY 9 - Etosha to Swakopmund

Etosha

After a hot breakfast at the lodge we'll hit the road for Swakopmund.

Swakopmund

It's time to head to the gorgeous coastal town of Swakopmund, a former German colony where we have a dinner option showcasing the best of German and local cuisine. Prost!

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • Feast on a German-inspired meal in Swakopmund

DAY 10 - Swakopmund

Swakopmund

Another day of adventure awaits us after our hot breakfast at the hotel. We're off to see the highest sand dune in Namibia, Dune 7. If you want to get the pulse racing, optional activities on these sweeping dunes include dune boarding and quad biking. With sweat on our brows and our hearts still pumping, we'll stop for lunch at the beautiful Walvis Bay. This afternoon we'll look to the coast, where you can either boat or kayak in the ocean in search of its teeming marine wildlife. Then we'll head back to Swakopmund and hit the town for another delicious dinner.

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • See Dune 7 - Tallest Dune in Namibia

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

  • Quad-bike over the dunes of the Namib Desert

  • Sandboard down the dunes of the Namib desert

DAY 11 - Swakopmund to Sossusvlei

Swakopmund

After another tasty breakfast we're headed into our next epic destination, deep within the desert.

Sossusvlei

Arriving at our gorgeous lodge in the late evening, framed by towering red sand dunes and scorched black trees, we'll tuck in early. We're up bright and early tomorrow to explore this wild and beautiful environment.

DAY 12 - Sossusvlei to Windhoek

Sossusvlei

Rise and shine, we're on the road to the entrance to the Namib Naukluft Park, watching a golden sun rise above its towering dunes. Today we'll get the chance to hike up Big Daddy and gawk at the petrified trees in death valley. Sossusvlei is a photographer's dream for landscape photography.

Windhoek

After a morning of gawping at landscapes we've never seen the likes of, we'll hit the road for Windhoek, with a much deserved lunch en-route. Arriving into Windhoek we'll have the option for a legendary farewell dinner at Joe's Beerhouse, where we'll clink steins, eat ourselves silly and reflect upon an adventure of a lifetime.

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • Visit the incredible landscapes of Sossusvlei in Namib Naukluft Park

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

  • Feast over a farewell dinner at the legendary Joe's Beerhouse

DAY 13 - Windhoek

Windhoek

A cooked breakfast at the hotel will mark the end of the trip. It's time to say our sad farewells, but we'll never forget the times we shared under African skies.

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