Trip to Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe

12 Day Desert & Delta – Camping

Ref: PSV


This is the route which takes you from the desert to the beautiful falls in Zimbabwe,  you will also experience a cultural adventure with the San Community and an amazing Big 5 safari.

  • 11 Breakfast
  • 11 Lunch / 11 Dinner
  • Adventure Truck
  • Dates on Request
  • 1 English Guide
  • Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe
  • Starting & Ending in Victoria Falls


Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe




Single Supplement



Day 1 – Swakopmund via Spitzkoppe to Brandberg

We begin our tour today and set off for the massive granite formations of Spitzkoppe which tower 700 meters above the desert plains below.  The presence of rock art indicates their significance to the San people who lived here many years ago. We will enjoy a walk with a local guide and have the opportunity to view some examples of the San’s rock art before setting off for our overnight stop for the evening.

Accommodation Facilities: Campsite with Shared Ablutions

Route: Swakopmund to Brandberg (via Spitzkoppe)

Included Highlight: Visit and explore Spitzkoppe with a local guide

Meals: Lunch and Dinner

Day 2 – Brandberg White Lady

The Brandberg (Burning Mountains) are regarded as the highest in Namibia and home to the famous White Lady, one of more than 45,000 rock paintings in the area.  This morning we will make the 1-hour hike to visit the painting that is said to be around 2,000 years old. (Please be advised that the hike does traverse rough terrain along the gorge of the normally dry Tsisab River).  After our exploration, our journey continues to the area of Kamanjab.

Accommodation Facilities: Campsite with Shared Ablutions

Route: Uis to Kamanjab

Included Highlight: Brandberg White Lady hike

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 3 – Etosha National Park

Rising early this morning we drive to the Etosha National Park. Etosha is the venue for some of the most unique game viewing experiences in Africa. This afternoon we reach the park and begin with our first game drive as we make our way to the rest camp.

Accommodation Facilities: Campsite with Shared Ablutions

Route: Kamanjab to Etosha National Park

Included Highlight: Afternoon game drive in Adventure Truck

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 4 – Etosha National Park

Our second day in Etosha allows for a full day to continue our exploration of the park. No day on safari is ever the same and the suspense before that special sighting is the motivation that keeps our eyes wide open.  We explore the edges of Etosha Pan in search of the abundant wildlife that occurs in the park.

Accommodation Facilities: Campsite with Shared Ablutions

Route: Etosha National Park

Included Highlight: Full day game drive in the Adventure Truck

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 5 – Windhoek

It is an early rise as we take aim for Windhoek, the capital city of Namibia. Upon arrival in Windhoek, we will take a short walk through the city center and have the opportunity to view some its better known landmarks. (Our accommodation for the night is situated halfway between the city and the airport).

Accommodation Facilities: Two per Room with En-suite Bathroom

Route: Etosha National Park to Windhoek

Included Highlight: Walk through Windhoek with your guide

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 6 – Botswana – Ghanzi

Today we travel east and make our way to neighboring Botswana and the Kalahari Desert. Starkly different to the Namib Desert after which Namibia is named, the Kalahari is no less dramatic and covers over 900 000 square kilometers. The San people have long been associated with this harsh environment and this afternoon we will enjoy an informative guided walk with the San community.  Tonight we enjoy a dance evening that provides an insight into their culture of song, dance and story-telling.

Accommodation Facilities: Campsite with Shared Ablutions

Route: Windhoek to Ghanzi

Included Highlight: San Tribal dance in evening / San Guided Walk (could take place the next morning)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 7 – Okavango Delta

This morning we rise early and head towards Maun, where upon arrival in Maun this afternoon, you will have the opportunity to go on an optional scenic flight over the Delta (time and weather permitting).  This evening our guide will prepare us on what to expect on our full day excursion into the Okavango Delta.

Accommodation Facilities: Campsite with Shared Ablutions

Route: Ghanzi to Maun

Optional Activity: Okavango Delta scenic flight

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 8 – Okavango Delta Excursion

The most rewarding and enjoyable way to explore and experience the beauty and serenity of this intricate system of lily covered channels and lagoons is by mokoro.  Heading out early, we will be transferred by safari vehicle to the poling station (approximately 1 hour transfer) where we will meet the polers who will be escorting us into the Delta.  The polers will steer us through the serene area of narrow, reed lined channels which open out onto beautiful lagoons.  Reaching one of the many islands, a nature walk may be taken with your poler.  After the walk, we return by mokoro through the channels back to the poling station.  While the mokoro trail is not primarily a game viewing activity, a variety of game may be spotted in this pristine wilderness area, including elephant, giraffe, kudu, impala and zebra.

Accommodation Facilities: Campsite with Shared Ablutions

Route: Maun – poling station – Okavango Delta – Maun

Included Highlight: Okavango Delta Day Excursion

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 9 – Nata

Leaving Maun behind us this morning (and re-uniting with those that chose the upgrade package) we make our way towards the town of Nata.  We will spend most of the day in our truck  as we journey across the northern reaches of the Makgadikgadi Pans. Our activity package will afford us the opportunity to enjoy an afternoon guided game drive to the Nata Sanctuary, which forms the breeding ground for a host of water birds including pelicans and flamingo in their thousands.

Accommodation Facilities: Campsite with Shared Ablutions

Route: Maun to Nata

Optional Activity: Makgadikgadi Salt Pans (Nata Sanctuary)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 10 – Chobe National Park

We rise early this morning as we continue north to our camp on the banks of the Chobe River. This afternoon is set aside for exploring the Chobe National Park. We begin our exploration in 4×4 vehicles, which allows us an up close and personal experience with the many elephants that frequent the river in the afternoons. The afternoon ends with a leisurely boat cruise and a meal served around the campfire.

Accommodation Facilities: Campsite with Shared Ablutions

Route: Nata to Kasane

Optional Activity: Chobe National Park Game Drive

Included Highlight: Chobe National Park boat cruise

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 11 – Zimbabwe -Victoria Falls

With the memories of our wildlife encounters firmly etched in our minds, we cross the border into Zimbabwe this morning and travel the short distance to Victoria Falls. Today you will have the opportunity to visit the spectacular Victoria Falls at your leisure, also known by the local name of “Mosi-oaTunya” (the smoke that thunders). While much of today is dedicated to viewing the mighty Zambezi River as it drops into the Batoka Gorge below, the bustling adventure town of Victoria Falls also offers a range of optional activities for those wanting a dose of adrenaline in the afternoon. For the more relaxed traveler there are craft markets and coffee shops on offer as well.

Accommodation Facilities: Two per Room with En-suite Bathroom

Route: Kasane to Victoria Falls

Optional Activity: Vic Falls National Park Entry

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 12 – Victoria Falls

Your tour comes to an end after breakfast and with the many activities on offer in Victoria Falls, today is the perfect day for the adventure that most suits your style. Whether rafting the mighty Zambezi River or enjoying a flight over the falls, this is your day to enjoy the many attractions on offer in Victoria Falls.

Accommodation: Own Arrangements / Post tour accommodation can be booked through Planet Africa.

Optional Activity: Visit to the falls,Bungee Jump, Gorge Swing, Sunset Cruise, Helicopter Flights, Boma Dinner Experience

Meals: Breakfast


What’s included

  • Meals (Breakfast x 11/ Lunch x 11 / Dinner x 11)
  • Accommodation
  • Qualified crew
  • Transport in the Adventure Truck
  • Included highlights as per the itinerary
  • Entrance fees to NationalParks.

What’s excluded

  • Items of a personal nature (snacks, alcohol, bottled water, soft drinks, tips)
  • Entrance fees (associated with optional activities)
  • Souvenirs
  • Activity packages and optional activities

Countries Visited

Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe

Maximum Number of Passengers – 24

Arrival / Departure

Please be sure to arrive 1 day before your tour is due to depart. This will avoid any unforeseen problems. We also highly recommend that you book your flights to depart the day after the tour officially ends to allow for delays and changes.

Pre and Post Tour Accommodation

If you require accommodation before or after your tour we can arrange this for you. We can also arrange airport transfers – contact your travel agent or Planet Africa to make these bookings.

Tour departure point

07:00am – Corner of Moses Garoeb Street & Anton Lubowski Street.

Please ensure you arrive at the departure point at least 30 minutes before the scheduled departure time.

Tour ending point

78 Parkway Drive, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe


All information provided in this tour dossier is subject to change without prior notice. Changes would always be in consideration of your safety first and a better quality experience where possible.  Overnight accommodation stops can change without prior notification, depending on road or weather conditions or any unforeseen circumstances. While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the properties listed in this dossier, these are to be used as a guideline only. We recommend that you download the most up to date version of this tour dossier one week prior to your tour departure date, however, changes are possible within 7 days prior to your tour departure.

Partaking in an adventure tour in Africa involves covering hundreds if not thousands of kilometers and our tours are as much about this journey as they are about the destinations we visit. Use your time during these drives to talk to your fellow travelers, have a drink and take note of the world passing by your window. Some roads you travel on will be smooth and easy while others could take up to an hour to cover 1 kilometer. There is just no telling what could happen with road, weather, traffic and other conditions that may exist that will either increase or decrease the amount of time you spend on the road so take your watch off, put your iPad away, turn off your phone and just relax. An average day could take anything from 5 to 14 hours, it all depends on the day… and that’s only an “average”!




Price per person - Terrestrial


Season Room type Value
until 31/12/2020 Twin Share R 22250
Single R 23150

Okavango Delta Excursion

Included in the tour price is a full day excursion into the Okavango Delta.  A 2-night package is available for purchase, should you wish to spend 2 nights in the Okavango Delta.

  • Accommodated Upgrade: from R15.460.00  per person sharing (consult us for more information)

This is an optional payment that covers what we consider to be ‘essential activities’ on our tours. Ideally we would include all of these, but not everyone can afford this. This payment is 100% transparent and is listed below. The Activity Package must be pre-booked along with your tour booking.  We cannot always guarantee availability of the activities if you only book on the morning of your tour departure.

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