15 Days Budget Safari in Botswana, Zimbabwe, and Namibia

15 Days Budget Safari in Botswana, Zimbabwe, and Namibia

  • Maun, North-West District, Botswana

Authentic Namibia, Zimbabwe, and Botswana Safari

Satisfy your thirst for adventure by exploring Botswana, Zimbabwe, and Namibia on this 15-day safari trip! Kalahari Breeze Safaris will take you to venture out from the wetland of Okavango Delta in Botswana to the Namib Desert in Namibia. This fully catered guided tour will make you immerse and feel the sense of living in the real wilderness of Southern Africa. Challenge yourself in this journey of a lifetime!

Highlights

  • Game drives
  • Mokoro & cruise tours
  • Guided sightseeing trips
  • Complimentary thrilling activities
  • Knowledgeable experienced guides
  • Meals and non-alcoholic drinks
  • 14 nights' accommodation
  • Airport transfer
  • 13 activity days
  • French, German, Italian, Spanish, English
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During the safari, you will be staying at several accommodations provided by Kalahari Breeze Safaris. In Maun and Victoria Falls, you will stay in en-suite accommodations. While on day 3-7 of the safari, you will stay in mobile semi-luxurious tented camps directly in the national parks. The camp is equipped with bedded tents and proper duvets.

Day 1 (Maun, Botswana)

Once you arrive in Maun, a typical African village in Botswana known as the oasis in the Kalahari Desert and the touristic center for safaris in southern Africa, you will be warmly welcomed and met by Kalahari Breeze Safaris’ team. You will spend the rest of the day to explore the town and take in all the impressions.

Day 2 (Okavango Delta, Botswana)

Your safari will be started in the heart of Okavango Delta, the world`s largest inland delta which is declared as one of 1000 World Heritage Sites. By speedboat and mokoro, you will enjoy and feel the peace of Okavango Delta while watching hippos and elephants swimming.

Day 3 - 7 (Moremi, Khwai, Savute, and Chobe)

You will start to experience the wilderness and observe the animals as closely as possible. This mobile semi-luxurious safari will take you through all national parks in the north of Botswana. In open 4×4-safari-vehicles, you will explore nature and wildlife in Chobe, Savuti, Moremi, and Khwai with your personal guide. You will also camp directly in the parks and cross the wilderness.

Though you will find yourself within a striking distance to wild animals, you do not need to worry at all since the highly qualified and trained guides will always stay on guard to ensure your safety. Later on, you will stop in Kasane, a border town next to Chobe National Park, to enjoy a relaxing boat cruise on Chobe River, the natural border between Botswana and Namibia.

Day 8 (Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe)

The tour will continue to Zimbabwe where you can visit Victoria Falls, the waterfall which covers the longest distance in the world. You will also be able to visit and enjoy a boat cruise to Livingstone Island of Zambezi River. The island located at the edge of the Victoria Falls is a highly protected area.

After having a delicious lunch, you will visit Devils Pool. From August to January, this natural pool will become the most attractive highlight for courageous visitors, who dare to take a bath on the edge of the 103-meter Victoria Falls.

Day 9 (Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe)

You will start your day with a "boiling pot hike“. This hiking over rocks and by raft from Banoka Gorge underneath the Victoria Falls Bridge to the base of the falls is a breathtaking experience. You will be able to take a swim and get a new perspective of the dropping falls. However, if you do not have a general level of fitness, you can join a tour of the impressive historic bridge, instead of the “boiling pot hike”.

If the water level does not allow the “boiling pot hike” to be conducted, you are offered to have a canopy tour through the Gorge. In the afternoon, you can choose to have an elephant-back safari or a walk with the lions, where you are integrated with the pack and join the lions on their walk through their territory in the wild. If the animals accept your company, you can touch them and take plenty pictures.

Day 10 (Travel from Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe to Windhoek in Namibia)

On this day, you will travel to Windhoek in Namibia. Since the flight price is not included in the package, you will need to arrange your own flight. However, Kalahari Breeze Safaris will be happy to help you find the best offer for you. Kalahari Breeze Safaris will even adapt the itinerary so that you can take the cheapest flight available for that day or take a public transport to save your budget.

Day 11 (Windhoek, Namibia)

You will be able to explore Namibia’s capital, Windhoek, on your own and on a city tour. The guided sightseeing tour will show you the most beautiful corners of the city.

Day 12 (Swakopmund, Namibia)

From Windhoek, you will be transferred to Swakopmund. Walvis Bay and Swakopmund are located on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean and on the edge of the Namib Desert. There, you will be able to relax and enjoy the sun, sea, beach, and the water’s view from a plenty of nearby cafes during the rest of the day.

Day 13 (Swakopmund, Namibia)

For your morning activity, you can enjoy dolphin cruise or pelican kayaking. If you choose the dolphin cruise, you will sail on a yacht-like catamaran in the early morning. You will sail while being accompanied by dolphins jumping sprightly and meet the seals at the sandbank. Sparkling wine and oysters will accompany you to enjoy the waves and sea dwellers. For the other option, you will start your day with a kayak tour to Pelican Point. If you are lucky, you can see dolphins and seals as well.

The afternoon program will be dominated by the desert tour. The red sand dunes of the Namib will be a paradise for adrenaline junkies. On the three hours of quad and sandboarding tour, you will ride and glide the sand masses. The daring ones among you can do so-called roller-coasters and other stunts. If you prefer a more relaxing activity, Kalahari Breeze Safaris can also offer plenty of desert tours like the living desert tour as an alternative.

Day 14 (Swakopmund, Namibia)

You will once again need to choose whether to enjoy a living desert tour or camel riding. If you want to get to know the desert, you can choose the living desert tour. It will take you to the world full of flora and fauna found in the never ending sand banks. If you prefer a more relaxed activity, you can choose to enjoy a safari trip by riding a camel in the desert.

Day 15

End of your safari adventure.

  • A visit to Livingstone Island and Devil's Pool
  • Boiling pot hike
  • City tour in Windhoek

This safari will cover Maun, Okavango Delta, and national parks in north Botswana (Chobe, Savuti, Moremi, and Khwai) in Botswana, Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe, and Namib Dessert, and Windhoek in Namibia.

Okavango Delta

A journey to the Okavango Delta is like no other. You'll move from wetland to dry land, traverse the meandering palm and papyrus-fringed waterways, pass palm-fringed islands and thick woodland that resplendent with lush vegetation and rich in wildlife, and reveal the many facets of this unique ecosystem, the largest intact inland delta in the world.

The Okavango Delta is situated deep within the Kalahari Basin and is often referred to as the ‘jewel’ of the Kalahari. The Okavango is a declared 1000th World Heritage Site. Major tourist attractions in the delta and the dryland areas are game viewing, birding, and boating, often in the traditional mokoro.

The diversity and numbers of animals and birds can be staggering. You'll find an immense variety of birds (land and water), resident, and migratory, some of which are rare and endangered.

Chobe National Park

Well-known for its large numbers of herbivores especially elephants, Chobe National Park is the most popular park in Southern Africa (besides Kruger National Park in South Africa). The destinations for safaris in Chobe are Savuti National Park and Chobe Riverfront. While Chobe Riverfront is the most touristic area of Botswana National Parks with high numbers of day trips from Kasane (Botswana), Livingstone (Zambia, and Zimbabwe, Savuti is more isolated.

Moremi Game Reserve

It is the first reserve in Africa that was established by local residents. Concerned about the rapid depletion of wildlife in their ancestral lands, the Batawana people of Ngamiland took the bold initiative to proclaim Moremi a game reserve in 1963. It is the only officially protected area of the Okavango Delta and as such holds tremendous scientific, environmental, and conservation importance.

In 2008, it was voted the ‘best game reserve in Africa’ by the prestigious African Travel and Tourism Association at South Africa’s premier tourism fair, Indaba. Land and delta meet in Moremi Game Reserve create an exceedingly picturesque preserve of floodplains, either seasonally or perennially wet, waterways, lagoons, pools, pans, grasslands, riparian, riverine, and mopane forests. Both black and white rhinos have recently been re-introduced, now making the reserve a ‘Big Five’ destination.

Victoria Falls

Majestic beauty and power, a cloud of steam and fog, a sense of danger when you stand on the edge, and a grandeur dazzling rainbow are all the picture you can see at Victoria Falls. Victoria Falls is the only waterfall in the world with the length of more than a kilometer and a height of more than hundred meters. It is also considered to be the largest fall in the world and got declared as one of the world`s seven natural wonders and a UNESCO world heritage side.

Interestingly, during the dry season, the water level in the Zambezi River drops sharply and it becomes possible to walk through some parts of the waterfall. However, during the rest of the year, Victoria Falls is a roaring machine that strikes anyone with its power. During floods, the water flow capacity reaches half a million liters of water per minute.

Namib Desert

As one of the oldest and largest deserts, the Namib desert stretches inland from the Atlantic Ocean, covering large swathes of Namibia and parts of Angola and South Africa. This arid hotspot surprisingly supports a diverse number of plants and animals, some of which are found nowhere else in the world. The desert basically consists of a relatively smooth platform of truncated bedrock of various types and ages.

The platform rises gradually from the coast to about 900 meters at the foot of the great escarpment. The southern portion merges with the Kalahari on the plateau atop the escarpment. Scattered isolated mountains rise steeply and abruptly above the platform. In its northern half, several streams have carved deep steep-walled gorges into it.

In much of the southern half of the desert, the platform is surmounted by a vast expanse of sand; yellow-gray near the coast and brick red inland which is derived from the Orange River and from other rivers that flow westward from the escarpment but never reach the sea.

The cool coastal desert extends for 1.900 kilometers along the Atlantic Coast from Namibe (formerly Moçâmedes) in Angola southward across Namibia to the Olifants River in the Western Cape Province of South Africa.

The extreme southern coastal area consists of wind-scoured bedrock and a few rapidly moving crescent-shaped batchants (dunes convex to the wind). While the northern third, the Kaokoveld region, consists of gravel plains and rocky platforms occurring between scattered rugged mountains, interspersed with a few large dune fields.

On this safari, the backup team of Kalahari Breeze Safaris will be available 24/7 to serve fresh tasty meals and non-alcoholic drinks. Restaurants are also available in the nearby areas.

During your stay in Victoria Falls, you can experience bungee jumping off the Victoria Falls Bridge, canoe trails, and other additional activities that are available around the area at an extra cost.

  • 14 nights' accommodation
  • A relaxing boat cruise on Chobe River
  • A visit to Livingstone Island and Devil's Pool
  • Airport transfer
  • Boiling pot hike
  • Complimentary activities in Swakopmund and Victoria Falls
  • Fresh tasty meals and non-alcoholic drinks
  • Game drives
  • Highly qualified and trained guides
  • Mokoro tour around Okavango Delta
  • Tour in Victoria Falls
  • Windhoek city tour
  • 7 lunches (in Victoria Falls) and 10 dinners (in Maun and Victoria Falls)
  • Entrance fee to Victoria Falls
  • Gratuities
  • Insurances
  • International flights (to Maun, between Victoria Falls and Windhoek, and from Walvis Bay)
  • Personal expenses
  • Visas
  • A reservation requires a deposit of 100% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.

Maun, Botswana

Kalahari Breeze Safaris is a safari company based in Maun, Botswana, fully licensed by Botswana Tourism Authority and affiliated to HATAB. They offer high standard African experience for budget and luxurious journeys.

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