20%
OFF
View Tour Map
  • Lechwe antelope relaxing in the Okavango Delta, Botswana
  • A rhino in Etosha National Park, Namibia
  • Victoria Falls, one of the 7 natural wonders of the world, Zambia
Route:
Livingstone to Windhoek
Days:
13
Style: Worldwide Adventures
Code: AFBN
From:
US$1,419

US$1,135


+ local payment of US$320.00.
Countries Visited:

Get the very best from Botswana and Namibia on this whirlwind adventure. Stay in Chobe NP and drift down the Chobe River in time for sunset before heading into the Okavango Delta on a traditional mokoro. Camp by a watering hole in Etosha NP watching the abundance of wildlife coming to drink, and admire the towering sand dunes in the Namib desert.

What's Included

Excursions & Activities

  • Sunset game cruise down the Chobe River in Chobe National Park
  • Spend the night in the Okavango Delta with walking safaris and a mokoro ride included
  • Game Drive through Etosha National Park in the Tucan Travel truck
  • Visit to the Himba Tribe

Accommodation

9 night(s) in hotels, 1 night(s) assisted camping, 2 night(s) camping

Transportation

Overland Truck

Meals

12 breakfast, 7 lunch, 3 dinner

Other

Tucan Travel tour leader, Tucan Travel driver

What's Not Included

  • Spending money – budget for meals, snacks, drinks, limited souvenirs, laundry, tips and any extras
  • International flights to/from the start/end of your tour and departure taxes  
  • Tips on included excursions, visas, travel insurance, personal items and single rooms.  
  • Optional excursions - On each trip, you may find there are some excursions that are not included. This might be because they are not to everyone's taste or there may be various options of differing value to choose from. More information on the excursions we recommend is listed under each day of your itinerary though prices may vary. If you are after something in particular, don't hesitate to ask your tour leader.
  • Airport transfers and pre and post tour accommodation

Group

Group Size: Maximum 34. Average 15-24

Tour Suitability: This tour is recommended for people aged 18-65. For more information on what to expect, click here.

Itinerary

Expand all Expand All Collapse all Collapse All

Day 1 to 1 - Arrive Livingstone

The first day of your tour is simply an arrival day with no pre-organised activities. In order to allow time to relax and see some of the sights you may wish to add pre-tour accommodation.

Welcome to Livingstone, the town, named after the great 19th century Scottish missionary explorer Dr David Livingstone. Once the bustling capital of Northern Rhodesia, Livingstone changed it face and became a quiet town following the Capital’s relocation to Lusaka in 1935.

Wonder the craft markets and pick up some unique souvenirs or chose from one of the many optional activities available in this area. Whether it be sunset cruises down the Zambezi, a visit to the Mukuni Cultural Village, riverboarding, white water rafting, canoeing, horse riding, abseiling, quad biking, kayaking, helicopter or microlight flights over the falls there is something for everyone.

Optional Excursions

Half/full day white water rafting – US$160-185 (Zambezi rafting is generally possible between June and January and is closed throughout the rest of the year) • Half/full day river boarding – US$165-175 • Chobe National Park day trip – US$190 (excluding visas) • Bungee jumping – US$157 • Abseiling – US$162 • Gorge swing – US$95 • Livingstone Island – US£150 • Microlight ride - 15 mins – US$174 • Helicopter ride over Victoria Falls (15 mins) – US$185.60 • Visit the Zimbabwean side of Victoria Falls entrance fee – US$70 per person (plus individual visa fees) • Horse riding, 2.5 hours – US$75 • Canoeing - full day – US$155 • Jet boat – US$95 • Zambezi boat cruise – US$60. Enjoy a beer on this sunset cruise along the Zambezi to watch the animals at the end of their day.

Accommodation

1 night(s) in hotels. No single room upgrade available.

Day 2 to 2 - Chobe Area

From Zambia we head to Botswana to continue our adventure. We stay close to Chobe National Park which is home to the most diverse wildlife in Botswana. 11,000 square kilometres of wilderness, floodplains, forests and swamps support all manners of animal and birdlife. To gain a different perspective on of the animals we embark on a sunset cruise along the Chobe River. Wildlife is plentiful and common along the water’s edge; as we glide by you may see elephants, buffalos, kudu, bushback, hippo, giraffe and sable.

Located in north west Botswana, Chobe is a diverse area spanning from the border at the Chobe River, to the now dry Savute Channel and beyond to the borders of the Moremi Game Reserve and Okavango Delta. The park is divided into four distinctly different eco systems: Serondela with its lush plains and dense forests in the Chobe River area, the Savuti Marsh, the Linyanti Swamps and the dry hinterland and it is famous for having one of the largest game concentrations in the African continent.

Please note: From the 1st of June 2017, you will be required to pay a Tourism Levy of U$30 when entering Botswana. This is payable by cash or credit card.

Approximate Travel Time: Four hours depending on border

Included Excursions

Sunset game cruise down the Chobe River in Chobe National Park

Accommodation

1 night(s) in hotels. No single room upgrade available.

Meals

1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner

Day 3 to 3 - Maun

Driving across the top edge of the Kalahari Desert we reach the town of Maun, where we will prepare for our safari into the Okavango Delta, Africa's largest freshwater wetland.

Approximate Travel Time: A full day drive

Accommodation

1 night(s) in hotels. No single room upgrade available.

Meals

1 Breakfast

Day 4 to 4 - Okavango Delta

The Okavango Delta is a huge area of very slow flowing water fed by the Kavango River. The water fans out from the river into a labyrinth of channels, lagoons and palm-covered islands before evaporating over the sands of the Kalahari Desert.

We travel by hand-crafted mokoros (small boats with shallow drafts similar to canoes) through the delta. The canoes glide silently along the reed-fringed waterways, steered by stealthy polers who earn their living transporting travellers along the delta.

We spend the night camping on one of the small islands in the bush, our exact camp spot will be determined by the water level and local conditions at the time. As this is not a permanent camp spot there are no facilities, but don’t worry the polers will create a toilet a safe distance from the camp. You will have a chance to swim in the delta, paddle the mokoros, take walking safaris through the bush and share a delicious meal under the stars, around the campfire

Please note: Sleeping mats are provided but you will need to bring your own sleeping bag

Included Excursions

Spend the night in the Okavango Delta with walking safaris and a mokoro ride included

Accommodation

1 night(s) assisted camping. No single room upgrade available.

Meals

1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch

Day 5 to 5 - Maun

Waking up in the Delta, we board our mokoro’s, taking us back to dry land where we are reunited with showers, toilets and clean clothes.

You will have a free afternoon and may like to take the opportunity to fly over the Delta to gain a true perspective of just how expansive this incredible wetland is.

Optional Excursions

Scenic flight – US$90 based on 5 passengers flying together • Helicopter flight – US$90 for 25 minutes (based on 3 people flying)

Accommodation

1 night(s) in hotels. No single room upgrade available.

Meals

1 Breakfast

Day 6 to 6 - Divundu

Departing Maun we drive through Botswana towards Namibia and cross the border through a narrow strip of land known as the Caprivi Strip. Keep your eyes peeled as we drive through Mahongo Game Reserve as you may be lucky enough to spot, zebra, giraffe,gazelle and elephants among other wildlife.

Please note: A yellow fever vaccination is required for travellers arriving to Namibia from countries with risk of yellow fever transmission; this includes transiting through a yellow fever risk country. Please make sure you have a valid yellow fever certificate with you for inspection by Namibian customs or health authorities, otherwise you could be refused entry or quarantined

Approximate Travel Time: Six hours depending on the border

Accommodation

1 night(s) in hotels. No single room upgrade available.

Meals

1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch

Day 7 to 8 - Etosha National Park

We will spend two nights camping in or around Etosha National Park. Where possible we try to stay at the rest-camps inside the park for one or more nights. The campsites inside Etosha National Park have floodlit water holes, meaning that when park law restrictions limit us to our campsite in the evenings, it is still possible to view game at all hours -you can stay up all night if you wish, glimpsing wild animals coming down for a drink at the water's edge. All the campsites inside or outside of the park are very well equipped with great facilities providing us with a great base to explore the park on our full day game drive. Etosha National Park is one of the most memorable places you will visit on this trip.

Etosha National Park is one of the best places in Africa to spot cheetah and the endangered black rhino. Keep your camera lens ready for rare antelope species, the Burchell's zebra and black-faced impalas which roam the wild savannah. You may spot the odd giraffe or two chewing through thorny acacia trees in the woodland areas. Etosha National Park is a bird watcher's paradise with some 340 species inhabiting the park at different times of the year. For a short period after seasonal rains Etosha's vast salt pan is covered by a layer of water which attracts massive flocks of pelicans, flamingoes and other wading birds. While the pan is dry it is notable for the way it dramatically changes colour during the early morning and late afternoon sun.

Please note: Sleeping mats are provided but you will need to bring your own sleeping bag

Approximate Travel Time: Full day in the truck including Game Drive

Included Excursions

Game Drive through Etosha National Park in the Tucan Travel truck

Accommodation

2 night(s) camping. No single room upgrade available.

Meals

2 Breakfast, 2 Lunch, 2 Dinner

Day 9 to 9 - Outjo

This morning we leave the Etosha area and make our way towards Outjo where we stay for the night. While in this area we will visit a local Himba Tribe where orphaned children are looked after by the village. Himba children are the only children in Namibia culturally excused from attending school and they are raised traditionally by the elders of the village. Donations to the community are accepted and must be given to your guide.

Approximate Travel Time: Seven hours stopping along the way

Included Excursions

Visit to the Himba Tribe

Accommodation

1 night(s) in hotels. No single room upgrade available.

Meals

1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch

Day 10 to 11 - Swakopmund

Our next stop will be the charming coastal town of Swakopmund, a historic colonial German town surrounded by desert and sweeping sand dunes which meet with the Atlantic Ocean. It is Namibia's most popular holiday destination. We spend two nights here, so you can to wander around town viewing the colonial architecture or perhaps enjoy a cold locally brewed beer or two. If you would prefer to fuel your thirst for adrenaline then there is a wide range of optional excursions available. The town also has a good selection of bars and restaurants to cater for every taste. The seafood here is great!

Approximate Travel Time: Full day stopping along the way

Optional Excursions

Sunset Boat Cruise – From US$15 • Quad Bike Tour – From US$35 • Camel Ride – From US$20pp • Sandboarding – From US$30 • Tandem Skydiving- US$210

Accommodation

2 night(s) in hotels. No single room upgrade available.

Meals

2 Breakfast, 1 Lunch

Day 12 to 12 - Windhoek

From the coast we head inland again, making our way east towards Windhoek, Namibia’s capital city. At an elevation of 1650 metres, Windhoek lies in a beautiful valley and is surrounded by the Eros Mountains in the north and the Auas mountains to the south. This is the only city in Namibia and is home to a population over 250,000 inhabitants.

Like in Swakopmund there is a noticeable German influence here. German is still widely spoken and it is common to find traditional breads, sausage, and other delicacies, they even hold annual beer festivals.

No tourists visit to Windhoek is complete without paying a visit to Joe’s Beerhouse, a bar and restaurant providing a mix of warm Namibian and German hospitality. This place is full of old relics from ‘Joe’s’ travels and creates a great atmosphere for socialising and reminiscing about your journey so far. Here you can also opt to sample some delicious game meats or try out one of the many craft beers on offer.

Approximate Travel Time: Six hours

Accommodation

1 night(s) in hotels. No single room upgrade available.

Meals

1 Breakfast

Day 13 to 13 - Depart Windhoek

Your adventure of a lifetime comes to an end today. If you have a late flight or have lengthened your stay by adding post tour accommodation you will have more time to explore the sights.

Meals

1 Breakfast

Select Dates and BookSelect Dates & Book

Filter by Date:

Update Reset

2017

Sat 01 Jul
Thu 13 Jul
On Request
Special Notes
Guaranteed departure. June Madness Sale - 20% Discount
On Sale
US$1,489
US$1,191
+ local payment of US$320
Enquire
Sat 01 Jul
Thu 13 Jul
Special Notes
Guaranteed departure. June Madness Sale - 20% Discount
On Sale US$1,489
US$1,191
+ local payment of US$320
Special Notes
Guaranteed departure. June Madness Sale - 20% Discount
Sat 12 Aug
Thu 24 Aug
Guaranteed
Special Notes
Guaranteed departure. June Madness Sale - 20% Discount
On Sale
US$1,489
US$1,191
+ local payment of US$320
Book
Sat 12 Aug
Thu 24 Aug
Special Notes
Guaranteed departure. June Madness Sale - 20% Discount
On Sale US$1,489
US$1,191
+ local payment of US$320
Special Notes
Guaranteed departure. June Madness Sale - 20% Discount
Sat 23 Sep
Thu 05 Oct
Guaranteed
Special Notes
Guaranteed departure. June Madness Sale - 20% Discount
On Sale
US$1,489
US$1,191
+ local payment of US$320
Book
Sat 23 Sep
Thu 05 Oct
Special Notes
Guaranteed departure. June Madness Sale - 20% Discount
On Sale US$1,489
US$1,191
+ local payment of US$320
Special Notes
Guaranteed departure. June Madness Sale - 20% Discount
Sat 04 Nov
Thu 16 Nov
Guaranteed
Special Notes
Guaranteed departure. June Madness Sale - 20% Discount
On Sale
US$1,429
US$1,143
+ local payment of US$320
Book
Sat 04 Nov
Thu 16 Nov
Special Notes
Guaranteed departure. June Madness Sale - 20% Discount
On Sale US$1,429
US$1,143
+ local payment of US$320
Special Notes
Guaranteed departure. June Madness Sale - 20% Discount
Sat 16 Dec
Thu 28 Dec
Closed
Special Notes
June Madness Sale - 20% Discount
On Sale
US$1,429
US$1,143
+ local payment of US$320
Sat 16 Dec
Thu 28 Dec
Special Notes
June Madness Sale - 20% Discount
On Sale US$1,429
US$1,143
+ local payment of US$320
Special Notes
June Madness Sale - 20% Discount

2018

Sat 27 Jan
Thu 08 Feb
Guaranteed
Special Notes
Guaranteed departure. June Madness Sale - 20% Discount
On Sale
US$1,429
US$1,143
+ local payment of US$320
Book
Sat 27 Jan
Thu 08 Feb
Special Notes
Guaranteed departure. June Madness Sale - 20% Discount
On Sale US$1,429
US$1,143
+ local payment of US$320
Special Notes
Guaranteed departure. June Madness Sale - 20% Discount
Sat 10 Mar
Thu 22 Mar
Available
Special Notes
June Madness Sale - 20% Discount
On Sale
US$1,419
US$1,135
+ local payment of US$320
Book
Sat 10 Mar
Thu 22 Mar
Special Notes
June Madness Sale - 20% Discount
On Sale US$1,419
US$1,135
+ local payment of US$320
Special Notes
June Madness Sale - 20% Discount
Sat 21 Apr
Thu 03 May
Available
Special Notes
June Madness Sale - 20% Discount
On Sale
US$1,419
US$1,135
+ local payment of US$320
Book
Sat 21 Apr
Thu 03 May
Special Notes
June Madness Sale - 20% Discount
On Sale US$1,419
US$1,135
+ local payment of US$320
Special Notes
June Madness Sale - 20% Discount
Sat 02 Jun
Thu 14 Jun
Guaranteed
Special Notes
Guaranteed departure. June Madness Sale - 20% Discount
On Sale
US$1,489
US$1,191
+ local payment of US$320
Book
Sat 02 Jun
Thu 14 Jun
Special Notes
Guaranteed departure. June Madness Sale - 20% Discount
On Sale US$1,489
US$1,191
+ local payment of US$320
Special Notes
Guaranteed departure. June Madness Sale - 20% Discount
Sat 14 Jul
Thu 26 Jul
Available
Special Notes
June Madness Sale - 20% Discount
On Sale
US$1,559
US$1,247
+ local payment of US$320
Book
Sat 14 Jul
Thu 26 Jul
Special Notes
June Madness Sale - 20% Discount
On Sale US$1,559
US$1,247
+ local payment of US$320
Special Notes
June Madness Sale - 20% Discount

ReviewsReviews