Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe – Deserts, Rivers and Wildlife

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This tour offers an abundance of scenic, wildlife and cultural attractions in Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe. Walk the highest sand dunes in the world in the Namib Desert; see the wild animals of Etosha National Park, and relax along the Cubango and Chobe Rivers. Enjoy the beauty of the Okavango Delta ending with the unforgettable sight of Victoria Falls – experience this exciting route in Overlanding style!

Tour is operated in a 16 seater overland Lodge vehicle.

3/4 star accommodation with en suite facilities.


Day 1

The afternoon in Windhoek is free to explore the capital city of Namibia.


Day 2 – 3

Distance: 370kms (5hrs)

Our journey takes us north through ever changing scenery to our accommodation located on the edge of the Namib Desert. The following morning is an early departure for Sossusvlei, stopping in the dune belt to witness the changing colours of the world’s highest sand dunes. We undertake a 5km walk to Sossusvlei and Deadvlei. In the afternoon we enjoy a short hike through the Sesriem Canyon.


Day 4

Distance: 380kms (6hrs)

We reach the coast at Walvis Bay and enjoy lunch while viewing the many flamingos feeding. We arrive in Swakopmund and spend the afternoon and following morning exploring this German colonial town or booking one of the numerous optional excursions (own expense). Activities available include dolphin cruises or scenic flights over the vast Namib Desert.


Day 5

Distance: 380kms (6hrs)

Departing at lunchtime we drive inland through the Damaraland region with its vast and rugged terrain. Its mountain ranges are intercepted by wide gravel plains, which run into sandy, vegetated riverbeds and hot, dry valleys. Our lodge is located on top of a mountain with spectacular views of the surrounding area. Spend the late afternoon taking in the incredible setting.


Day 6 – 7

Distance: 190kms (3hrs)

Today we proceed to Etosha National Park where we enjoy our first game drive in the park in the Kiboko vehicle. This Park is one of the most important reserves and game sanctuaries in Africa with thousands of wild animals such as blue wildebeest, springbok, zebra, kudu, giraffe, cheetah, leopard, lion and elephant making this area their home. Day 7 we enjoy a full day game drive in open 4×4 vehicles from our lodge located just outside the park entrance.


Day 8

Distance: 645kms (9hrs)

We depart Etosha and enter the Caprivi Strip where we spend the night set amongst the lush vegetation overlooking the Okavango River and Angola. An optional afternoon boat cruise on the river is available (own account).


Day 9 – 10

Distance: 300kms (4hrs)

Continuing into the Caprivi we cross into Botswana and travel by road to our lodge on the edge of the Okavango Delta. The following day we travel by boat 30 minutes into the delta. We do mokoro & boat excursions in the back channels of the Nxamasire area of the delta. Game walks are also done on the smaller islands in the area subject to the water levels of the delta.


Day 11 – 12

Distance: 540kms (9hrs)

Travel through the Caprivi Strip in Namibia and cross back into Botswana via the Chobe National Park, we overnight on the banks of the Chobe River. Chobe is famous for its beautiful scenery, magnificent sunsets and abundance of wildlife and birdlife. Day 12 we relax on a morning game drive & a sunset game-viewing cruise on the Chobe River.


Day 13

Distance: 100kms (3hrs)

We travel across the Zimbabwean border to Victoria Falls – without doubt one of the greatest and most spectacular sights in Africa. The afternoon and following morning is spent at leisure to browse the local markets, to experience the many optional activities on offer in the adrenalin capital of Africa including helicopter flights over the Falls and to visit the Falls (own expense).


Day 14

Tour ends after breakfast with transfer to the airport.


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EUR 145 local payment of payable on arrival for park fees, activities etc. per person sharing