Botswana & Namibia adventure holiday, 13 days

“A thirteen day overland trip that is unlucky for no one. You will feel nothing but blessed on this tour seeing some of the African continent’s most spectacular wildlife habitats and residents. ”

Highlights

Zambia: Livingstone Botswana: Chobe National Park | Kalahari Desert | Maun | Okavango Delta Namibia: Mahongo Game Reserve | Etosha National Park | Swakopmund | Windhoek

Description of Botswana & Namibia adventure holiday, 13 days

This Africa overland adventure takes you through three countries in all, starting in Livingstone in Zambia where you can get your trip off to an adventurous start, with plenty of optional activities on offer, and then finishing in the Namibian capital of Windhoek.

Heading quickly from Zambia into Botswana you have some unforgettable wildlife experiences ahead of you. Highlights include Chobe National Park, which has one of the highest densities of wildlife in Africa, with elephants stealing the limelight. For many people, however, Okavango Delta wins for beauty and wilderness experience where you travel by traditional dugout canoe and take in the wetland wonders with their proliferation of hippos, elephants, giraffes and lions.

You don’t want to be snoozing on the drive across the border into Namibia as we travel through Mahongo Game Reserve which boasts zebra, giraffe, gazelle and elephants. However, it is our two days at Etosha National Park that are perhaps the most thrilling in terms of landscape extraordinaire. This is where the vast Etosha Pan, or a salt-crusted, dry lakebed, forms a great gathering place for nearly 150 species.

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Small group adventure holiday

Whether you are travelling alone or with friends/family its good value, and a great way to meet new people! While itineraries are pre-planned there is plenty of free time to explore at your own pace. This trip will appeal to travellers of all ages who enjoy meeting new people as well as seeing new places.

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Botswana & Namibia adventure holiday, 13 days

Carbon reduction

Your holiday will help support local people and conservation. We must also reduce CO2. Learn about the CO2 emissions of this holiday and how to reduce them.

Environment

Overland Trucks - This tour is enjoyed on one of our privately owned expedition vehicles purpose built for overland driving. The trucks all comply with strict Euro IV emissions control regulations set by the EU and the vehicles are all checked and maintained by our drivers, employed from within east or southern Africa. Our trucks are all equipped with long range fuel tanks, spare parts, tools and maintenance equipment leaving them self-sufficient for long periods of time.

The trucks are equipped with a 500 litre water tank for times when the tap water is not of a high enough quality to drink. Passengers are encouraged to fill up their water bottles from the tap or water tank rather than replace them with more plastic bottles.

Food is purchased from local markets and supermarkets taking in to account the food in season. Any waste, food or otherwise is destroyed in an environmentally friendly way and recycling is implemented where there are facilities available.

Throughout this trip we stay in small locally run hotels and also bush camps, for example in the Okavango Delta in Botswana.We constantly make sure to leave nothing but footprints behind.

Community

It is important to preserve the tribal culture of south African communities and we work with community projects towards this. In Kamanjab we visit local communities in their villages. In most cases, we are invited in to their homes and taught about their lives, challenges, traditions and their way of life. Not only is this a very humbling excursion, but there are opportunities to support these communities in some way.

Tour Leaders encourage travellers to donate school materials or clothing however money and food is never given directly to the community to prevent a begging mentality.

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1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?


In Chobe, watching a leopard up in a tree wrestle with his day-old kudu kill.
Pulling it through big branches, almost dropping it. Then, it crawled down the tree trunk, walked right by our truck, then plopped down in front of us for a rest. Once in a lifetime experience!

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?


Don’t go to Africa with just your cellphone camera! Silliest mistake we’ve ever made. We saw Big 5, cheetahs w 3 cubs, black rhino, etc. All just blurs when enlarged on iPhone. Very frustrating. Light-weight, cool clothes.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


Yes, in that we shopped in local markets for our group lunches and snacks. We ate dinners and tipped well in local restaurants, and interacted with locals when we could. Without tourism, these countries would be in trouble—esp with the 3-yr drought.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?


Loved most of it. Our group of 10 were extremely well-traveled, so they didn’t
get all upset when some issue came up. And they always do. We adored our
tour guide, “Ash” and our driver, “Vin Diesel.”

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