Namibia, Botswana and Victoria Falls
Namibia, Botswana & Victoria Falls Overlanding Safari
15 Nights and 16 Days
This adventure safari starts and ends in Windhoek. It explores the Central Kalahari and the World Heritage Okavango Delta as well as the Chobe, Victoria Falls complex of Botswana and Zimbabwe.
The Namibian component passes through the iconic Etosha, passing through some of the most spectacular and rugged scenery that can only be found in Namibia, and home to the unique desert elephant and rhino.
Self Drive camping safari
High Season (01 July - 31 October 2019): $5417 per person
Low Season (01 November - 30 June 2020): $4250 per person
Minimum 2 persons - 3rd and 4th persons will receive a 20% discount
Children under 12 with parents will receive a 70% discount
- Central Kalahari
- Okavango Delta & Mokoro Water Safari
- 2 Nights in Moremi
- 4 Nights in Chobe
- Chobe River Photographic Cruise
- Visit to the Victoria Falls
- Namibia Zambezi Region
- 2 Nights in Etosha Park
- Desolation Valley
- Rare Desert Elephant and Rhino
A very unique part of this safari is a two day visit to the Central Kalahari and interaction with the San people. The San were Stone Age hunter-gatherers and some of them still survive in small numbers in the Kalahari Desert.
Days 1: Central Kalahari
Days 2-3: Okavango Delta and Mokoro Water SafariYou will enter Moremi Game Reserve, one of the best wilderness areas of Botswana which covers swamp and dry areas. The next two days will be spent searching for the wide variety of wildlife and birds that this area is renowned for while absorbing the sounds and beauty of this beautiful area and exploring reed channels and floodplains with a mokoro (traditional dugout canoes).
The Savuti and Linyanti region with its diverse and striking landscapes, will be your next destination. As you continue your search for wildlife, you will traverse the drier region of Savuti where bull elephants dot the plains and giraffe are in abundance. Heading northwards to the Chobe River you’ll reach and overnight at a new camp facility with a hide overlooking its own large waterhole with abundant and varied wild animals.
Day 4: Savuti
Day 5: Chobe RiverTake a cruise on the Chobe River for an unforgettable photographic safari upon photo-friendly boats. Viewing wild life from the perspective of the water brings you up close and personal for legendry captured moments. All photography equipment is supplied on the boat if you do not have your own.
Day 6: Victoria FallsA chill out day... you'll take a day transfer into Zimbabwe to visit the magnificent Victoria Falls and lunch on the veranda of the iconic "Vic Falls Hotel" overlooking the gorge and historic railway bridge. Activities can be arranged which include white water rafting down the Zambezi Gorge, canoeing on the upper Zambezi, elephant rides and helicopter flights over the Victoria Falls.
Day 7: Chobe National ParkTour the land side of the Chobe National Park and top up the pantry in preparation for the next part of your adventure.
Day 8-9: Nkasa Rupala National ParkYou cross the border into the Zambezi Region of Namibia, formerly known as the Caprivi and head towards the confluence of the Linyanti and Kwando Rivers. Dr David Livingstone, arguably the greatest explorer ever known, uttered these words, "I have found the Garden of Eden" when describing this find. Today there is a museum with his name that tells the story of Livingstone's family buried at this spot. The camp is superb and one of the best kept secrets to explore the migratory path of some of Africa's giants, the elephant, and huge herds of the African Buffalo - consisting of up to 300 and more.
Days 10-11: EtoshaAn easy drive into the Eastern side of the world famous Etosha exploring pans full with seasonal bird life, covering a vast area of 22,270 km². Lion, elephant, black rhinos and giraffe gather at waterholes such as Halali, Okondeka and the floodlit Okaukuejo. Rough roads fringe the vast white-green salt flat of the Etosha Pan, a breeding ground for flamingos. Day 2 is spent on a leisurely game drive heading west to the Okaukuejo waterhole and camp site.
Day 12: KaokoveldContinuing west in Etosha one exits through the Galton Gate. From here you’ll enter into the Kaokoveld, this area is one of the wildest and least populated areas in Namibia, with a population density of one person every 2 km² (1/4 of the national average). The most represented ethnic group is the Himba people, who account for about 5,000 of the overall 16,000 inhabitants of Kaokoland.
Day 13: KhowaribThe next day is a scenic drive through the Robbie Pass Gorge which is one of Namibia's best kept secrets, overnighting at a community Camp perched on the cliffs of the Hoanib riverbanks.
Day 14: Abu-HuabThe following day you’ll travel down into the Desolation Valley. The views in this area are breathe taking, entering into the Huab River and proceeding along the river bed where there is a very good chance of meeting the famous desert elephant. Here, you'll stop for the night, camping on the banks of the Aba-Huab River.
Day 15: SpitzkoppeTakes you past the Brandberg, world famous for its 43 000 paintings and the highest Spitzkoppe in Namibia. The startling image in the stark Namibian sunlight is spectacular and gives the impression of a mountain on fire hence the name ‘burning mountain” in both Afrikaans and Damara “Daureb”. Camp under the stars at the Spitzkoppe (“Matterhorn of Namibia”) which is nearly 700 million years old.
Day 16: WindhoekReturn to Windhoek to drop off your vehicle.
- Fully kitted specialised Safari vehicle
- Lodges and Camp sites
- Activities and guide as per the itinerary
- All directions
- Maps and GPS routes
- Airport transfers on day of vehicle collection and drop off
- Park fees
- Optional excursions
- Insurance to cover for cancellation and curtailment
- Emergency evacuation
- Any increase in Park Fees
- Vehicle upgrades
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