NomadBase Safari
OCTOBER & NOVEMBER 2022

THE DIGITAL NOMAD SAFARI
Kruger Park - Chobe National Park - Victoria Falls

Discover Southern Africa on an incredible 11-day Digital Nomad Safari.

Join the NomadBase Community for a once in a lifetime overland safari trip through three countries and discover the beauty of Southern Africa.

Connect with other digital nomads, join mastermind sessions, and get direct input from the global nomad community in the cradle of humankind.

Leave Johannesburg’s hustle and bustle behind and explore Kruger National Park, South Africa’s most pristine game reserve for a chance to see the big 5: lions, leopards, elephants, rhinos and buffalos.

Following the stunning panoramic route through the Blyde River Canyon, you will make your way to Botswana’s Chobe National Park all the way to Zimbabwe and take in the stunning views of the Victoria Falls, one of the natural wonders of the world. 

Kruger Park - South Africa

Chobe National Park - Botswana

Victoria Falls - Zimbabwe

Game Drives

Networking & Masterminds

River Cruise

FULL ITINERARY

Route: From Johannesburg to Victoria Falls

Important: Please keep in mind that the itinerary might be adjusted due to last minute changes and final availability at camps we are staying at.

Day 1: Arrival in Johannesburg

After all participants have arrived, we will have a briefing in the hotel near the airport. We will walk you through the fantastic days ahead of us, things to keep in mind, and exciting networking opportunities.


Included:
Accommodation, transfer to the hotel
Please let us know if you would like to be picked up from the airport in Johannesburg to our accommodation, which is only a quick 10 minute ride away.


Excluded:
Dinner is not included on the first night. Get to know each other over dinner and explore Johannesburg's restaurants.

Day 2: Kruger Park and Night Game Drive

After an early departure we make our way towards the Gate of Kruger Park where we stay at the stunning Nkambeni Rest Camp just outside the national park. After check-in, we will venture into the park for our first open vehicle game night drive to spot Kruger’s nocturnal animals.


Included:
Accommodation.
Night game drive.
Meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 3:  Kruger Park Game Drives

We will get into the trucks in the early morning for a sunrise game drive in the hopes to experience the Big 5 in their natural habitat. While leopards hunt mainly at night, we will be on the lookout for other game in the pristine park. After lunch, you will be able to enjoy the campsite and rest up before we go on our second game drive to test our luck to spot lions and leopards on the hunt.


Included:
Accommodation.
Truck game drives in the morning and evening.
Meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner.


Day 4: Panoramic Route and Blyde River Canyon

After an early breakfast, we will leave the camp and make our way through the beautiful Blyde River Canyon on the Panoramic route. Stops at the Three Rondavels & Bourke’s Luck Potholes will give you a chance to enjoy the breathtaking scenery before we get to our accommodation in Polokwane before nightfall.


Included:
Accommodation.
Panoramic route through the Blyde River Canyon.
Meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 5: Border Crossing to Botswana, Rhino Sanctuary

We make our way further north towards Palapye in Botswana, which is tucked between Francistown and the capital, Gabarone. Once we are settled in our accommodation, we will visit the Khama Rhino Sanctuary for an open-vehicle game drive for a chance to spot both white and black rhinos as well as over 30 other animal species and a variety of different birds.


Included:
Accommodation.
2-hour afternoon game drive at Khama Rhino Sanctuary.
Meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 6: Drive to Nata

We will start the day early to make our way further up north to the small village of Nata. Along the route, which is called the ‘game drive route’, we will be on the lookout for the occasional wildlife sighting set to a beautiful backdrop of white sand, termite mounds and Mokolwane palm trees. Our accommodation features a natural waterhole, which draws in animals throughout all hours of the day and will give you the unique opportunity to watch the wildlife gather around it up close.


Included:
Accommodation.
Meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner.


Optional:
Mountain Biking
Game Drives
Bush Walk
Bush Braai*

*Subject to change and availability, please refer to the reception for inquiries.

Day 7: Masterminds & Elephants by The Pool

This is the perfect day to relax by the pool, get some work done, and network during our mastermind sessions while experiencing these majestic creatures up close. Additional activities can be booked at the reception.


Included:
Accommodation.
Meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Masterminds.


Optional:
Mountain Biking
Game Drives
Bush Walk
Bush Braai*

*Subject to change and availability, please refer to the reception for inquiries.

Day 8: Chobe National Park & River Cruise

We leave the tranquil camp behind and make our way to Kasane in the north-eastern corner of Botswana on the banks of the Chobe River just outside the Chobe National Park. For sunset, we will go on a scenic game cruise on the river to watch elephants and hippos in their natural habitat.


Included:
Accommodation.
Sunset game cruise.
Meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner.


Optional:
Visit the Sedudu Valley Road for a chance to spot leopards in the large, dead trees.
Visit the Baobab tree that once served as a prison.
Game drive through the park.
Visit a local village.*

*Subject to change and availability, please refer to the reception for inquiries.

Day 9: Arrival in Victoria Falls

Only 90 km and another border crossing further lies our final destination: the majestic Victoria Falls, one of the natural wonders of the world. Relax, network, and get your creative juices flowing only a stone's throw from the falls. You’ll get a chance to check another country off of your bucket list and go for a stroll to Zambia, explore the falls and book adventure activities.


Included:
Accommodation.
Meals: breakfast.


Excluded:
Lunch and dinner are not included as most of us will venture off on our own adventures on this day.


Optional:
Take a stroll to Zambia.
Explore the falls.
Game drives.
Feeling adventurous? There is a variety of options available that will get the adrenaline going (check with the reception, we can get you in touch with them prior to the trip if you wish to book in advance).*

*Subject to change and availability, please refer to the reception for inquiries.

Day 10: Victoria Falls, Adventure Day

Spend your time to reflect on the amazing experiences of the last 10 days or check off some other must-dos of your bucket list in the area. We will end the night with a big, traditional dinner at the Boma restaurant featuring a thrilling drumming show.


Included:
Accommodation.
Meals: breakfast.
Traditional Boma dinner & drumming show.


Excluded:
Lunch is not included as most of us will venture off on our own adventures on this day.


Optional:
Take a stroll to Zambia.
Explore the falls.
Game drives.
Feeling adventurous? There is a variety of options available that will get the adrenaline going (check with the reception, we can get you in touch with them prior to the trip if you wish to book in advance).*

*Subject to change and availability, please refer to the reception for inquiries.

Day 11: Departure Day

You are more than welcome to stay longer, enjoy this beautiful place for a few more days, or travel on from here. Please note that all onward travel apart from the airport transfer are your responsibility and not included in the price.

Included:
Meals: breakfast.
Transfer to the airport in trucks (if needed).


Excluded:
Onward travel from Victoria Falls.
Lunch and dinner are not included as most of us will depart in the morning.

Overlanding accross Southern Africa

For our long-distance trips, these overland trucks will be our travel companions. They are very comfy and can seat 22 passengers. During the game drives we will sit in smaller, open vehicles to make sure that we can see from our surroundings as much as possible.

Impressions from the places we will visit

What's included in the NomadBase Safari experience?

 🏕 Accommodation (according to your booking: camping or room).

🎟 All entrance fees to all national parks and sights listed on the itinerary.

🥣 Meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner, excluding the first dinner, lunch and dinner on day 9, lunch on day 10, and lunch and dinner on the departure day (special dietary needs upon request, we will collect this info a few weeks before departure).

🦒 Special open vehicle game drives on day 2 and 5.

⛴ Game cruise on day 8.

💃🏿Traditional Boma dinner on day 10.

👩‍👧‍👦 Creative networking activities and mastermind sessions.

🚙 Travel in overland trucks.

What's NOT included? 

✈ Flights to Johannesburg and from Victoria Falls (please note that a return ticket might be required in order to enter South Africa).

🌍 Visas (South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe).

📄 Health insurance valid for South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe.

🦏 Optional activities.

🛏 Sleeping bag for those who choose camping.

Upcoming departures

23 Oct- 2 Nov 2022

From Johannesburg to Victoria Falls

19 Nov - 29 Nov 2022

From Johannesburg to Victoria Falls

21 Nov - 1 Dec 2022

From Johannesburg to Victoria Falls

We're currently sold out! 

All of the safaris are currently sold out, but we expect some spots to open up soon, so if you don't want to miss out in this journey of a lifetime, join our waitlist and we'll be in touch when we have availability.

Shared Tent

€ 2099

€ 1899

Shared Room

€ 2399

€ 2199

Single Room

€ 2999

€ 2599

Important to know

The Nomadbase Safari is not a five-star lodge holiday or zoo, but an adventure safari with no guarantee to see all animals as nature and wildlife are unpredictable. However, we will do our best to make sure you get the most amazing experience possible. As the places we visit are remote, please bear in mind that amenities might not always be up to European standards (not to worry though, we chose some nice places to stay). As we rely on third parties and things can occasionally change, there might be a possibility that we will have to change the route and/or need to make adjustments.

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FAQ

Before booking

What are the dates?

We offer 3 dates for the safari:

23 Oct - 2 Nov
19 Nov - 29 Nov
21 Nov - 1 Dec

When do I have to book?

You should book as soon as possible as spots are very limited.

Do I have to pay the full amount when I book?

To secure your spot, you will only have to pay a non-refundable deposit of 300 euros. The remaining amount has to be settled 45 days before departure. You will receive a confirmation email of your booking and a reminder including a link to pay the outstanding amount.

Do I need to be a member of NomadBase to join?

Because spots are very limited, early bird tickets will only be available for NomadBase Live Africa participants. Get your ticket here. If you already have a ticket, the booking link will be sent to you via email.

Do I Need To Take A Holiday To Participate?

In general, we suggest you take a few days of holiday during the safari, so that you can fully focus on the experience and the amazing things we will see. If your schedule is flexible, we recommend you stay a bit longer in Victoria Falls and catch up on work after the safari. However, there will be Wi-Fi available in most places. If you do need to get some work done, that's okay too - you can find some time in between activities. It is advisable not to schedule any meetings because we will be out and about a lot.

What is your cancellation policy?

If for some reason you can’t make it on the safari, you can cancel your ticket by simply sending an email to hello@nomadbase.com.

The following conditions apply to cancellations and booking changes for the trip:
> 45 Days: Deposit is held as cancellation
44 – 30 Days: 33% of the tour price is held as cancellation
29 – 8 Days: 50% of the tour price is held as cancellation
7 – 0 Days: 100% of the tour price is held as cancellation

Tickets are not for resale.

What happens if the safari needs to be cancelled due to Covid regulations?

We constantly monitor the situation and are positive that we can make the event happen. However in case we have to cancel it, your payment will be refunded.

What's included in the ticket?

  • Accommodation (according to your booking: shared tent, shared or single room)
  • All entrance fees to all national parks and sights listed on the itinerary
  • Meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner, excluding the first dinner, lunch and dinner on day 9, lunch on day 10, and lunch and dinner on the departure day (special dietary needs upon request, we will collect this info a few weeks before departure)
  • Special open vehicle game drives on day 2 and 5
  • Game cruise on day 8
  • Traditional Boma dinner on day 10
  • Creative networking activities and mastermind sessions
  • Travel in overland trucks

Before departure

Will I require travel insurance to participate?

Yes, all participants must obtain travel insurance that is valid in South Africa, Botswana, and Zimbabwe for the duration of the safari. It is advised that you check with your doctor to take all necessary precautions in terms of vaccinations. Because Southern Africa is a Malaria hotspot, we suggest you bring all necessary medication along on the trip. Please also wear long sleeves and apply mosquito repellant. It is of utmost importance to us to provide you a safe experience. That is why all trucks carry first-aid kits and staff are trained for emergencies as we are traveling in remote areas.

What visas do I need?

It is your responsibility to obtain all necessary visas prior to departure or make sure you can get a visa on arrival. We will be crossing two borders (South Africa to Botswana and on to Zimbabwe) and will not be able to wait for anyone who is refused entry due to a lack of visa. Please refer to governmental websites and/or embassies.

What will the weather be like?

October and November evenings get a bit chilly in Johannesburg - expect temperatures as low as 10°C during the night, and pleasant 20-25°C during the day. In Botswana on the other hand, daily high temperatures are around 31°C, rarely falling below 25°C and daily low temperatures are around 18°C.

What clothing will I need?

You can find a suggested packing list here. We recommend bringing as little as possible to be able to enjoy the safari to the fullest without having to haul around bulky pieces of luggage. Until then, remember: less is more!

Trip info

How can I return from Vic Falls?

You can either book a flight out of Zimbabwe, extend your safari trip, book a bus ticket, or hire a car. Flights and onward travel are not included.
Flights from Victoria Falls to Cape Town at the beginning of November currently cost a little over €300 and you can fly to Johannesburg  at the end of November for a little under €300.

How many people will join each truck?

The trucks have 25 seats and we will take 21 people per truck and one staff member.

Are flights included?

No, it is your responsibility to book flights (or other forms of transport) to Johannesburg and from Victoria Falls.

What will the accommodation look like?

You can choose between a twin share room and camping – both set up for two people. The choice of three-star guest houses offers all facilities from bathrooms, showers, wifi, to communal areas and in many cases a pool and even natural watering holes that attract wildlife. While the rooms are comfortable, clean and safe, we would like to remind you that we tried to make this safari affordable and amenities might not work at all times in these remote areas. The tents are set up on the premises and campers will have access to the facilities and in many cases include a little fire and/or barbeque area. While the rooms feature two separate twin beds, the tents come with sewn-in groundsheets and a separate fly sheet. Please note that sleeping bags are not provided and you will have to bring your own (we can help you get one in Johannesburg, just send us an email prior to departure).

With whom will I share my accommodation?

Each room/tent can have a setup with two separate beds/mattresses. By providing shared rooms/tents, we can get more people to join, and you can save on your ticket at the same time. You can either make a suggestion of who you would like to share your room/tent with or we will choose another lovely participant of the same sex for you. We will send out a survey two weeks prior to departure through which you can let us know your partner or we will choose one for you.

Will I be able to work during the safari?

As a nomad we do understand that you need to take care of business even on holidays.
Most lodges will have decent wifi and there will be times during the program to get some work done, but we can not guarantee full connectivity all time. We would recommend not to schedule any calls and to try and bring as little work as possible.

Do I have to worry about crime?

On the tour itself, you do not have to worry about crime as we will be traveling to remote areas and have the safety of a big group. However, crime rates in African countries, especially South Africa are much higher and it is better to be vigilant and safe than sorry. We suggest you carry a document belt under your shirt and leave any valuables that you do not need in your room or on the truck. We strongly advise to be on high alert for crime and people walking or driving behind you in Johannesburg. Do not walk after dark and make sure to rather use Uber.

What kind of food can I expect during the trip?

The food will be provided by our chefs and can be adapted to your dietary needs. Please keep in mind that meals have to be planned ahead of time so it is vital that you inform us of any dietary preferences from vegan, vegetarian to gluten options or halal meals (and more). The cuisine will include European dishes, more traditional African specialties, and lots of fresh produce and fruit.

Should I Bring Cash on the Trip and If so How Much?

We advise bringing around $400-500 in cash as well as your credit card(s). Border crossings and visas can be paid in US-Dollars and it is always good to have some cash on hand in case of emergency. Should you wish to book some extra activities, most places will take card payments. Make sure you are not walking around with all your cash in the dark.

More questions? We're happy to help: hello@nomadbase.com

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