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16 days Namibia, Botswana, Victoria Falls

16 days Namibia, Botswana, Victoria Falls

Starting fromN$ 95 965 per person

A journey that takes you to the dunes at Sossusvlei and our coastal area of Swakopmund. Heading north into Damarland and the UNESCO heritage sight of Twyfelfontein with it’s wealth of rock engravings before heading into the Etosha National Park. The next days take you along some of Namibia’s northern waterways, to the Kavango River and through the BwaBwata National Park (are previously known as the Caprivi Strip) to Botswana and Chobe National Parl. Your journey ends at the world renown Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe.

Duration:
16 Days / 15 Nights
Group Size:
Minimum 2 / maximum 14
Vehicles used:

1-2 guests – SUV (or similar)
3-4 guests – Quantum or Land Cruiser (or similar)
5 + guests – Expedition Truck (modified safari vehicle)

Included

• Services of a Namibian English speaking guide
• Vehicle + Fuel
• National Park and sightseeing entrance fees
• Water on board vehicle
• Accommodation as listed
• Meals: as per program: excludes 1 x dinner in Windhoek, 1 x lunch and 2 x dinner in Swakopmund, 2 x lunch and 2 x dinner in Victoria Falls.

Excluded

• International & regional flights into Namibia
• Insurance - compulsory for travel
• Items of a personal nature
• Meals: as per program: excludes 1 x dinner in Windhoek, 1 x lunch and 2 x dinner in Swakopmund, 2 x lunch and 2 x dinner in Victoria Falls.
• Guide gratuity.

Itinerary

Day 1 - Windhoek International Airport - City

Route:      Windhoek International to City
Distance: 48 km

Journey:  Upon arrival at Windhoek International Airport you will be met and transferred to your guest house for overnight accommodation.

Day 2 - Windhoek - Namib Naukluft Park

Route:      Windhoek to Namib Naukluft Park
Distance: 310 km

Journey: we leave Windhoek travelling via the gravel roads and the Khomas Hochland mountain range, this area is one of farming communities till we reach the end of the escarpment (crossing the Tropic of Capricorn) where we descend via the Remhoogte Pass to the settlement of Solitaire. The terrain varies dramatically as we travel to our lodge where arrival is due mid to late afternoon.

Included Meals

Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner

Day 3 - Sesriem - Sossusvlei - Sesriem

Route:      Sesriem – Sossusvlei - Sesriem

Journey: We’ll need to be on the move before dawn as we make our way through a dry riverbed and across the gravel plains towards the Namib Dunes. We’ll stop at Dune 45 before making our way to Sossusvlei with age old sands said to be around five million years old. Dead Vlei with its white pan and contrasting black scorched trees is also on our visit list. Whilst this region appears to be lifeless there are a variety of animal species that have adapted to these conditions and if we’re lucky may see Oryx antelope, ostrich, springbok and don’t forget about the birdlife and reptiles that inhabit the area. Return to our lodge for lunch, late afternoon visit to the Sesriem Canyon where the ephemeral Tsauchab River has shaped the area over millions of years.

Included Meals

Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner

Day 4 - Namib Naukluft - Swakopmund

Route:      Namib Naukluft Park to Swakopmund
Distance: 345 km

Journey: we leave the Sesriem area to the settlement of Solitaire, not far north of this we cross the Tropic of Capricorn. The surrounds of the Gaub and Kuiseb Canyons provide good geological phenomenon, in addition we may see the elusive Mountain Zebra before travelling across the gravel plains of the Namib Desert with its endless horizons, our destination the Atlantic Ocean and coastal town of Swakopmund.

Included Meals

Breakfast
Lunch

Day 5 - Swakopmund

Route:      Swakopmund - Walvis Bay
Distance: 48 km

Journey: Morning drive to the harbour town from where you board your Marine Cruise followed by an afternoon excursion to Sandwich Harbour.

Included Meals

Breakfast
Lunch

Day 6 - Swakopmund - Twyfelfontein

Route:      Swakopmund to Twyfelfontein
Distance: 385 km

Journey: We travel north along the coastline to Cape Cross Seal Reserve, home to between eighty and one hundred thousand Fur seals, endemic to southern Africa they are commonly known as “eared seals”. Leaving the coast behind we cross the plains heading to the old mining town of Uis, our travels will take us past the Brandberg Mountain as we head into Damaraland, an area characterised by its rocky and rugged landscapes of rough, fascinating beauty.

Included Meals

Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner

Day 7 - Twyfelfontein - Etosha National Park

Route:       Twyfelfontein to Etosha National Park
Distance: 300 km

Journey: This morning we accompany a local guide to view the rock engravings and rock paintings at Twyfelfontein, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Living Museum of the Damara situated nearby allows visitors the opportunity to get to know their traditional culture, this in an attempt to reconstruct the ‘lost culture’ of the Damara People. By visiting we contribute to the preservation of this culture.
Passing through Khorixas and on to Outjo, a mixture of communal and commercial farming land we arrive at Etosha National Park.

 

Included Meals

Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner

Day 8 - Etosha National Park

Route:      Okaukuejo Resort - Namutoni Resort
Distance: Game drive

Journey: today we are flexible depending on your requirements. The day can unfold by heading out at dawn into the Okaukuejo area for a game drive, returning for breakfast before packing the vehicle and heading off towards Namutoni. Alternatively up early, pack vehicle, quick breakfast and head off. Our guide will advise on the best option for the day once there as weather and game viewing opportunities vary day to day.

Included Meals

Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner

Day 9 - Namutoni - Rundu

Route:      Namutoni Resort - Rundu
Distance: 430 km

Journey: we leave Etosha National Park behind and start our journey to the north of Namibia, a lodge on the banks of the Kavango River bordering Angola. We pass through the mining town of Tsumeb and active farmlands of Grootfontein to arrive in the Kavango Region.

Included Meals

Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner

Day 10 - Rundu - Popa Falls area

Route:      Rundu - Ndhovu Safari Lodge
Distance: 220 km

Journey: A leisurely start today as we have a short drive to make to continue our time on the Kavango River by staying in the area near Popa Falls.

Included Meals

Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner

Day 11 - Ndhovu Safari Lodge

Journey:  Start off with a game drive into the Bufallo Game Park and afternoon boat cruise. Time permitting we can also visit Mahango Game Reserve (Bwabwata National Park Mahango core area).

Included Meals

Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner

Day 12 - Ndhovu - Namushasha

Route:      Ndhovu Safari Lodge - Namushasha Lodge
Distance: 250km

Journey: A short distance takes us through the Caprivi Strip to another river, the Kwando where we overnight. Visit a local village in this area and participate in an afternoon sunset cruise on the river.

Included Meals

Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner

Day 13 - Namushasha - Botswana, Chobe Safari Lodge

Route:      Namushasha - Chobe Safari Lodge
Distance: 260 km

Journey: The town of Katima Mulilo is our next stop before travelling south to the border with Botswana. After completing immigration and customs formalities we journey through a short section of Chobe National Park to arrive in the town of Kasane well in time for the afternoon boat cruise on the Chobe River.

Included Meals

Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner

Day 14 - Chobe Safari Lodge - Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe)

Route:       Chobe Safari Lodge - Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe)
Distance: 85 km

Journey: After your morning game drive we transfer across the border to Zimbabwe, Victoria Falls.

Included Meals

Breakfast

Day 15 - Victoria Falls

No visit to Vic Falls is complete with viewing the mighty falls themselves. Take a walk down to the National Park and spend time in the rain forest before heading back into town (entrance fees to be paid on site). Remainder of time at leisure to explore the town.

Included Meals

Breakfast

Day 16 - Transfer to Victoria Falls airport

Transfer to Victoria Falls International Airport for onward flight.

Included Meals

Breakfast
Start Accommodation Destination Basis Room type Duration
Day 1 Villa Vista Windhoek B+B Twin 1 night
Day 2 Namib Desert Lodge Namib Desert FB Twin 2 nights
Day 4 Beach Hotel Swakopmund B + L Twin 1 night
Day 5 Beach Hotel Swakopmund B + B Twin 1 night
Day 6 Twyfelfontein Country Lodge Damaraland FB Twin 1 night
Day 7 Okaukuejo Resort Etosha National Park FB Twin 1 night
Day 8 Namutoni Resort Etosha National Park FB Twin 1 night
Day 9 Hakusembe River Lodge Rundu FB Twin 1 night
Day 10 Ndhovu Safari Lodge Divundu FB Twin 2 nights
Day 12 Namushasha River Lodge Kwando River FB Twin 1 night
Day 13 Chobe Safari Lodge Kasane FB Twin 1 night
Day 14 Shearwater Explorers Village Victoria Falls B + B Twin 2 nights
Day 16 Depart Vic Falls        
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