The Iconic Okavango

Flight over the Okavango Delta
Flight over the Okavango Delta
Sunset in the Okavango Delta
Sunset in the Okavango Delta
Mokoro Safari
Mokoro Safari
The Gunn's Camp in the Okavango Delta
The Gunn's Camp in the Okavango Delta

An unforgettable trip on a plane into the Okavango Delta, the world's largest elephant density in the Chobe National Park and the mighty Victoria Falls

- guided tour to the natural wonders of Southern Africa -

 

Experience the great highlights of Southern Africa with us - breathtaking landscapes, unforgettable impressions and experiences await you! Accompany us on this unique and exclusive adventure trip through Northern Namibia, the natural beauties of Botswana and the mighty Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. The unique natural paradise of the Okavango Delta and the mighty Victoria Falls are some of the most fascinating destinations in Southern Africa. The African sunsets over the largest salt pans in the world, the wild North of Namibia and the famous Chobe National Park provide you with a fantastic backdrop for this adventurous trip. Get ready to feel a sense of freedom and to be surrounded by friendliness and the warm African sun. 

 

Tour Highlights

Map of Soul of Africa Route
Map of Soul of Africa Route

- the peaceful kingdom of the Kavangos

- following the footsteps of the San Bushmen on the Tsodilo hills

- the unique natural paradise, The Okavango Delta

- the largest salt pans in the world

- the vast wildlife of the world famous Chobe National Park

- a big natural wonder: The Victoria Falls

 

 

... and much more!!!

Itinerary

Day 1: Departure to Africa

Today the journey begins with a long-haul flight to Namibia

 

Day 2: Welcome to Africa!

This Morning you arrive in Windhoek, Namibia, and will be welcomed by your English speaking tour guide. Directly from the airport, we will drive in Northern direction making our way to the Waterberg Plateau. After checking into our beautiful chalet, situated at the foot of the massif, we will embark on short hike on the plateau. This walk is highly rewarding, as the view from the top is breathtaking offering sights of the surrounding plains. Tonight, we get to enjoy a delicious welcome dinner. What a way to start our trip! 259 km / D

 

Day 3: The  Northern part of Namibia

Today the road leads us far North to Rundu. Rundu forms the beginning of the former Caprivi point. As we drive through rural areas, we pass small settlements, with typical thatched huts. The Kavangos live here and are very warm and friendly. For the next two nights we will stay in a cozy lodge offering a lovely family atmosphere. The lodge is situated on the banks of the Okavango River, opposite the border of Angola. Tonight we get to be entertained by traditional dances as we enjoy our dinner together. 413 km / B, D

 

Day 4: In the realm of the Kavangos

Directly from the lodge, we explore the rural areas by foot today, passing through small villages and round-hut settlements in the Kavanogs. Here we will learn about the Kavangos way of life. The population living here make a living through retail, fishing and agriculture. If we are lucky, the Kavangos will sing and dance for us as well! Their cheerfulness is contagious and unforgettable. We make our way back to the lodge along the peaceful Okavango River. During late afternoon hours, we will take a short, romantic trip on the river, as we disappear into the sunset. 0 km / h, D

 

Day 5: Through the Bwabwata and the Mahangu area

Today we may our way back East, along the wild-romantic Zambezi region, and then South to the Bwabwata Game Reserve. This nature reserve is characterized by wide wetlands, lovely grasslands, baobab trees and dense forests. The area is home to a large number of animals. In the early afternoon we cross the border of Namibia to Botswana, which is situated  in the middle of the game reserve. For the remaining few miles, we drive to our beautiful, secluded lodge on the shores of the Okavango. We will be spending the next two nights here. Far away from the tourist stream, we dive into the wonderful world of the upper Okavango strips. A boat transfer takes us to the lodge, where we can spot countless birds, crocodiles and hippos. 249 km / h, D

 

Day 6: The mystical Tsodilo hills

We make our way to The Tsodilo Hills today. The Tsodilo Hills is the highest point in Botswana. Tsodilo, or "the rock that whispers," is an area of mystical rock formations that have survived at the Earth's surface at the age of about a billion years. On an area of 10 km ² there is the highest concentration of rock paintings in the world. This is why it is called the "Louvre of the Desert" and was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2001. The locals admire the Tsodilo Hills as a place where the spirits of the ancestors reside. We are able to explore this fascinating area all around our lodge. 102 km / B,D

 

Day 7: A flight to The Okavango Delta

After breakfast, we drive South through wide bush and steppe landscapes; where we will regularly pass typical African huts. Seeing wild animals along the road are not uncommon here. In the afternoon we finally reach Maun, the gateway to the Okavango Delta. There we visit one the biggest highlights in Southern Africa: A flight to the "Pearl of the Kalahari", the Okavango Delta. The Okavango River fans out here and infiltrates the Kalahari Basin. In the midst of the Kalahari it forms one of the largest and most animal-rich wetlands in Africa. A short flight in a small-engine airplane gives an idea of the size and breathtaking beauty of the delta. We land on our lodge’s runway, situated in the middle of the delta. How exciting? Luxury tents will be our home for the next two nights in this spectacular setting. 390 km / B,D

 

Day 8: Natural Paradise Okavango Delta

This day will be used for time in the Okavango Delta, one of the most beautiful and varied wildlife reserves in Southern Africa. The reserve offers a variety of wildlife and vegetation. In the morning we glide through the Delta’s waterways in a typical Mokoro (small carved boat) with an experienced ranger. Elephants, lions, buffalos, giraffes as well as many other animals can be seen on an unforgettable afternoon foot safari. 0 km / h, D

 

Day 9: The largest salt pans in the world

After leaving the Okavango Delta and flying back to Maun, we head East to Nata. Nata is located directly on the Makgadikgadi pans. These giant salt pans are considered the largest in the world. We will be staying in a lovely lodge right on the edge of the pan. In the late afternoon we go on an impressive walk through one of the lonely salt pans until dusk, where we will get to experience the intensity of the sparkling stars on the salt pans. 304 km /B,D

 

Day 10: To the North of Botswana

Today we drive North to Kasane, along the Chobe National Park. The national park was found in 1967 as Botswana's first national park. Known for its big elephant and buffalo herds, the park was named after the Chobe River, which forms the Northern boundary of the park. It is not uncommon to see big, wild animals in the village. After our trip we will arrive at our lodge, situated on the legendary Chobe River. 311 km / B,D

 

Day 11: The wildlife of Chobe National Park 

This morning we get up nice and early, as we will be going on a morning game drive to the Chobe National Park. The Chobe area is home to numerous large mammal species. The park also has a rich birdlife. In the afternoon, we will have another spectacular trip in a boat on the Chobe River, with close range sightings of wildlife. The fire-red sunset in the African sky remains unforgettable! 0 km / B, D

 

Day 12: Crossing the border into Zimbabwe 

After breakfast we travel to the exciting border crossing from Kazungula to Zimbabwe. Passing through the Zambezi National Park, we will arrive at the legendary Victoria Falls Hotel where we will be staying for the next two nights. The hotel offers a unique view of the garden, displaying the 200m long and 128m hight Victoria Falls Bridge. Since the river here forms the border between Zimbabwe and Zambia, the bridge connects both countries and has border posts at both ends. In the afternoon, we can enjoy a scenic flight in a helicopter over the Victoria Falls (Optional, not included). 95 km /B,D

 

Day 13: The majestic Victoria Falls

After breakfast, the last big highlight of our trip awaits us: on foot we will visit the huge Victoria Falls. The incredible masses of water of the Zambezi plunge here with deafening thunders over 100 m deep into a narrow gorge. Dense clouds rise into the sky and make sure that we get wet on our walk. The locals call the waterfall “Mhosi-oa-Tunya” (in English: the smoke that thunders). The name refers to the water spray, which rises from the falls up to 300 m in height and can still be seen up to 30 km away. At a grand farewell dinner we can once again review this truly unique journey. 0 km / B, D

 

Day 14: Unit next time!

This morning, we make our way to Victoria Falls International Airport, where we say goodbye to Southern Africa. 25 km / B

 

Day 15: Return home

Arrival at home

 

Prices and Dates

30.03. – 13.04.2019 From EUR 5.595,00* per person sharing (in double room)

26.10. – 10.11.2019 EUR 895,00 Single Supplement 

 

28.03. – 11.04.2020 From EUR 5.895,00*per person sharing (in double room)

24.10. – 07.11.2020 EUR 925,00 Single Supplement 

 

Tour Code: Ink Pea

  • The offer is valid for a group size of 6 - 9 participants.
  • At the latest 30 days before departure, the achievement of the minimum number of participants is confirmed (see Terms and Conditions).
  • The travel price excludes general increases in transport costs and currency fluctuations.
  • Prices are subject to the availability of selected accommodation.
  • We reserve the right to change the travel program at short notice.

 

Included In tour price:

  • Private, local, qualified, English-speaking tour guide from Windhoek Airport in Namibia to Victoria Falls Airport in Zimbabwe
  • 12 nights in selected, upscale accommodations
  • Flight in the Cessna small plane into the Okavango Delta and back to Maun
  • Meals as advertised excl. Drinks (F = breakfast, M = lunch, A = dinner)
  • Excursion and round trip program with modern, customary minibus with air conditioning- all entrances, activities and parking fees as mentioned (except optional program points)
  • Drinking water supply during bus rides
  • EUR 5.00 per person to support the pre-school kindergarten Penguin Kidz in Betty's Bay in South Africa
  • Luggage transport

 

Excluded in tour price:

 

  • International flights to Windhoek in Namibia and Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe
  • Visa cost for Zimbabwe (currently USD 30.00 one-time entry)
  • Optional activities and additional services
  • Travel Insurance
  • Drinks, tips, personal expenses