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OVERVIEW

The truly unique landscapes of Namibia to the breathtaking regions of Botswana, allowing you to experience some of the most scenic and contrasting landscapes in Africa. Start in Namibia by tackling the burnt dunes of Sossusvlei and admiring Swakopmund’s German architecture. Next, it’s the arid beauty of Damaraland before Etosha’s world-renowned salt pan. Make your way to the Caprivi, a lush portion of the Okavango Delta. Then Chobe NP and last but definitely not least the mighty Victoria Falls!

Namibia 

  • Start Windhoek (Day 1)
  • Day 2-3 Namib-Naukluft NP
  • Day 4-5 Swakopmund (City)
  • Day 6-7 Damaraland
  • Day 8-9 Etosha NP
  • Day 10-13 Zambezi Region

Botswana 

  • Day 14-16 Chobe NP

Zimbabwe 

  • Day 17-18 Victoria Falls (Highlight) 

South Africa 

  • Day 19 Johannesburg (City) 

Zimbabwe 

  • End Victoria Falls Town (Day 19)

Activities & Transportation

  • Activities: game drives
  • Game drives: self-drive
  • Getting around: self-drive
  • Clients collect and return their self-drive vehicle at the airport
Namibia Map

Day 1

Windhoek capital & the treasures of Namibia

Windhoek is the only proclaimed city in Namibia and acts as the administrative and legislative center and a gateway to the country. Apart from being the capital city, it is home to an array of tourist attractions and a vast plethora of accommodation options. Windhoek is home to a melting pot of cultures and travellers can expect to see Herero, Owambo, Damara, Kavango, Buster, Nama, San, Afrikaans, and German citizens bustling about this unique city made up of typically German architecture and African and German street names. After your tour of Windhoek you can choice 1 of many fabulous restaurants or dine at your hotel. Namibia is a meat eaters paradise.

 

Main Destination:

  • Windhoek (City, Namibia)

Accommodation:

  • Olive Grove Guesthouse
  • Mid-range guest house located in or near Windhoek

Meals & Drinks:

  • Meals at own expense
  • Drinks not included

 

Day 2-3

Namib Desert and Sossusvlei

Explore the uniqueness of the Namib Desert

The Namib Desert has often been hailed as the oldest in the world. Its inception began some 50 – 80 million years ago while it has remained unchanged for the last 2 million. Sprawled across an area of 81 000km², the relentless expanse of the desert is home to countless undulating dunes and stretches for an impressive 2 000km from the Olifants River in South Africa to the Carunjamba River in Angola, encompassing Namibia’s entire coastline in between. The desert’s bizarre ecosystem made up of contrasting landscapes such as dunes, coast, rivers and plains all support a superbly diverse ecosystem.

Return back to your lodge for a meaty Namibian barbecue.

 

Main Destination:

  • Namib-Naukluft National Park (Namibia)
  • Best Time to Visit
  • May to September (Less hot)
  • High Season
  • July to November (Busy and high rates apply)
  • Best Weather
  • May to September (Cooler during the day)
  • Wildlife in Namib-Naukluft NP

Accommodation:

  • Desert Homestead Lodge
  • Mid-range lodge located in or near Namib-Naukluft NP

Meals & Drinks:

  • Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)
  • Drinks not included

 

Day 4-5

Swakopmund on the Skeleton Coast

Adventure capital of Namibia with something for everyone

Swakopmund is the seaside darling of Namibia and has also garnered a reputation as the “adventure capital” of the country. Visitors will be charmed by the temperate climate, old-world German architecture, swaying palm trees that line the streets, exciting adventures on offer and the seaside promenade allowing endless opportunity to amble along the glorious coastline. Swakopmund didn’t get its adrenaline junkie reputation for nothing: daredevils can get their fix by sky-diving, quad-biking, sand-boarding and angling off the shore or otherwise enjoying ‘living desert’ tours or languid catamaran cruises promising a chance to get. Definite tourist highlight on a Namibian itinerary.

 

Main Destination:

  • Swakopmund (City, Namibia)

Accommodation:

  • Hotel À la Mer
  • Mid-range hotel located in or near Swakopmund

Meals & Drinks:

  • Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)
  • Drinks not included

 

Day 6-7

Damaraland & the Desert Elephants

Damaraland occupies an area between the Skeleton Coast in the west and Etosha National Park in the East. Likely one of the most fascinating attractions in the area, the Petrified forest near the town of Khorixas offers visitors a chance to get close to large tree trunks that have ‘turned to stone over time’. This area boasts several other unique highlights that can’t be missed and is perfectly located to act as a stopover. Highlights in the region include: tracking wild rhino; hiking up the Brandberg Mountain to view the famous “White Lady” Bushman painting; visiting the rocky outcrop of Twyfelfontein with its plethora of Bushman paintings and engravings. Take a guided safari to visit the special desert adapted Elephants who are at home in this region.

Enjoy a picture perfect dinner looking over the arid Damaraland’s plains and mountains.

 

Main Destination:

  • Damaraland (Namibia)
  • Best Time to Visit
  • May to September (Animals are easier to see)
  • High Season
  • July to November (Some places can get quite busy)
  • Best Weather
  • May to August (Less hot during the day)
  • Wildlife in Damaraland

Accommodation:

  • Twyfelfontein Country Lodge
  • Mid-range lodge located inside Damaraland

Meals & Drinks:

  • Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)
  • Drinks not included

 

Day 8-9

Etosha National Park

Namibian safari heaven in and around Etosha

With its origins in the Bantu language, Etosha translates to “great white place” referencing the near 6 000 km² mirage-inducing pan that calls the 22 750km² Etosha National Park home. Considered one of the largest national parks on the globe and home to over 114 mammal and 340 bird species, this wildlife haven is one of the most easily accessible and adored places to visit in southern Africa. Once upon a time, the Etosha pan was an ancient inland sea that over past millennia has dried up. Although no longer an ocean, the summer rains bring forth a layer of algae across the pan’s surface which entices flocks of flamingos and countless other birds.

 

Main Destination:

  • Etosha National Park (Namibia)
  • Best Time to Visit
  • July to September (Animals come to water)
  • High Season
  • July to November (The park gets crowded)
  • Best Weather
  • May to August (Less hot during the day)
  • Wildlife in Etosha NP

Accommodation:

  • Etosha Safari Lodge
  • Mid-range lodge located just outside Etosha NP

Meals & Drinks:

  • Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)
  • Drinks not included

 

Day 10

Caprivi strip

Visit the gateway to the Caprivi Region

Bordering Angola and located in the north-eastern tip of Namibia, the rapidly growing town of Rundu is the main administrative and economic hub in the region; renowned for its goat, millet and cattle farming as well as its intricate wood carvings made by locals. Its location between Katima Mulilo and Grootfontein make it an ideal stopover while the Portuguese influences prevalent throughout due to Angola’s close proximity are sure to make for a fascinating stay. With the tourist boom that has stemmed from Rundu’s convenient location, wood-carving artefacts have become the unofficial symbol of the town with visitors able to purchase any number of wooden crafts.

 

Main Destination:

  • Zambezi Region (Namibia)
  • Best Time to Visit
  • June to September (Animals easier to spot)
  • High Season
  • July to November (The area never gets crowded)
  • Best Weather
  • May to August (Less hot during the day)
  • Wildlife in Zambezi Region

Accommodation:

  • Kaisosi River Lodge
  • Mid-range lodge located in or near Rundu

Meals & Drinks:

  • Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)
  • Drinks not included

 

Day 11-13

Gateway to 4 different countries

Adventurous gateway to 4 different countries

The Caprivi is a thin strip of land that makes up the north-east region of Namibia. This area of the country has many unique characteristics: 6 tribes call the area home; it shares its borders with Zimbabwe, Zambia, Botswana and Angola; it is surrounded by the perennial Chobe, Kwando, Linyanti and Zambezi rivers and is home to Bwabwata, Nkasa Rupara, Mudumu and Mahango National Parks. Albeit a gateway to all these regions, there are few developed towns in this area, but small subsistence villages are plentiful. The Caprivi’s appeal lies in the untouched nature of its surroundings. The region’s capital town is Katima Mulilo, located on the banks of the Zambezi.

 

Main Destination:

  • Zambezi Region (Namibia)

Accommodation:

  • Namushasha River Lodge
  • Mid-range lodge located just outside Bwabwata NP

Meals & Drinks:

  • Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)
  • Drinks not included

 

Day 14-16

Chobe National Park Botswana

Escape to the kingdom of elephants

From the verdant and lush marshlands of Savuti and Linyanti to the extensive floodplains running along the Chobe River, Chobe National Park is one of Botswana’s crowning glories – thanks to its population of elephants and its status as the most biologically diverse park in the country. Beside self drive safari’s you have many activities on offer like the spectacular sunset boat safari and 4×4 jeep safaris deep into the park where the chances of seeing the elusive leopard are good.

 

Main Destination:

  • Chobe National Park (Botswana)
  • Best Time to Visit
  • August to October (Best at the riverfront area)
  • High Season
  • July to October (The park gets crowded)
  • Best Weather
  • May to August (Less hot during the day)
  • Wildlife in Chobe NP

Accommodation:

  • Chobe Game Lodge
  • Luxury lodge located inside Chobe NP

Meals & Drinks:

  • Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)
  • Drinks not included

 

Day 17-18

Victoria Falls

The Victoria Falls constitutes one of the most spectacular natural wonders of the world. The Local people call it “Mosi-oa-Tunya”, the smoke that thunders and is a waterfall in southern Africa on the Zambezi River at the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe.

We can offer you many optional activities at our preferential rates. Helicopter flip over the falls, river rafting on the mighty Zambezi, Devils pool in Zambia and more. I will send you a list at your request.

 

Main Destination:

  • Victoria Falls (Highlight, Zimbabwe)

Accommodation:

  • The Victoria Falls Hotel
  • Luxury hotel located in or near Victoria Falls

Meals & Drinks:

  • Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)
  • Drinks not included

 

Day 19

Homebound

This morning you could sneak a last activity before departing for the airport for your onward journey. Its farewell to an incredible Southern African safari.

 

Main Destination:

  • Johannesburg (City, South Africa)

Accommodation:

  • No accommodation (End of tour)

Meals & Drinks:

  • Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)
  • Drinks not included