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Itinerary Summary

DayPlaceHighlightsHotel Options
1 - 2WindhoekCultural History at Owela Museum, Township Tour, Joe’s Beerhouse, Ink PalaceVilla Violet, Galton House
2 - 4Kalahari DesertSemi-Desert, Diverse Wildlife, Endemic SpeciesKalahari Anib Lodge, Bagatelle Game Ranch
4 - 6Sossusvlei Highest Sand Dunes of the World, Spectacular Sunrises & Sunsets, Sesriem Canyon, Skeleton CoastDesert Quiver Camp, Desert Homestead Lodge
6 - 8SwakopmundNational Marine Aquarium, The Tug Restaurant, Quad Biking in the DunesCornerstone Guesthouse, The Delight
8 - 10Damaraland (Twyfelfontein)Ruggedly Beautiful Rock Formations, Desert-Adapted Elephants, Ancient Rock ArtVingerklip Lodge, Camp Kipwe
10 - 11Etosha (Anderson Gate)Intensive Safari Experiences, Open Bush Vegetation, Large Black Rhino Populations, Surreal Salt PanTaleni Etosha Village, Okutala Etosha Lodge
11 - 13Etosha (von Lindequist Gate)Intensive Safari Experiences, Famous Salt PanMushara Bush Camp, Mushara Lodge
13 - 14Caprivi RunduKavango River, Kavango Museum, Lively MarketsTaranga Safari Lodge, Hakusembe River Lodge
14 - 16Western CapriviNunda River Lodge, Divava Okavango Resort and Spa
16 - 17Eastern CapriviOff the beaten path, Floodplains, lakes and swamp landscapes, Diverse wildlife and birdsCamp Kwando, Zambezi Mubala Lodge
17 - 19Chobe National ParkBoat Safaris, Large Concentration of Elephant Herds, Sundowner River CruisesKubu Lodge, Chobe Bakwena Lodge
19 - 20Victoria FallsCanoeing and Rafting, Helicopter Rides over the WaterfallsBatonka Guest Lodge, Victoria Falls Hotel
20 - 22HwangeAmazing Wildlife, Game Drives, Great Safari GuidesRobins Camp, Ivory Lodge Hwange

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Itinerary Details

Day 1 - 2

International arrival

Transfer to Car Rental Station and Pick Up Rental Car

Drive to your accommodation in Windhoek with early check-in and late check-out

Windhoek

1 Night

Windhoek, Namibia’s small capital yet the largest city, lies in a beautiful valley bordered by the Eros Mountains in the north and the Auas mountains in the south.

Included Activities

Visit State House, Reiterdenkmal, Tintenpalast and Christ Church
Visit some of Windhoek’s striking landmarks on a drive or long walk in Robert Mugabe Avenue on this self-guided activity. Visit the renovated State House, the erstwhile seat of former South West African administrators, and now the official residence of the country’s Prime Minister. Drive or walk to Christ Church or Evangelical Lutheran Church built from local sandstone in 1910. Observe the influences of Neo-Gothic, Romanesque, and Art Nouveau styles in its architecture, and the stained-glass windows donated by Kaiser Wilhelm II. Walk east to the Tintenpalast (meaning Ink Palace), which houses the Namibian Parliament and overlooks the beautiful Parliament Gardens. (Half Day; For guests on self-drive: No transfer included; All entrance fees and additional activities on guest account.)

Dineout at Joe’s Beerhouse
Visit the legendary Joe’s Beerhouse in Windhoek for an upbeat afternoon or evening on this self-guided activity. You can enjoy the quirky vibe of the restaurant that is decorated with old trinkets, road signs, barrels, and bottles, and styled like a rustic village with thatched roofs, courtyards, and archways. Choose to sit around one of the makeshift barrel tables with wooden tops, sip chilled Namibian or German beer from the bar, and share travel stories with the local people and tourists. You can also relish Namibian cuisine with a German twist, including the tastiest succulent cuts of game meat, in the partially open dining area. (Self-organized Activity; No Guide & No Transfers; Food & Drinks are not included)

Hotel Options
Villa Violet – Opt 1
RoomStandard Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleGuest house
Galton House – Opt 2
RoomStandard Room
MealsFull Board plus Activities
StyleBoutique
Day 2 - 4

Drive to Kalahari Desert (3-4 hrs)

Included Activities

Kalahari Anib Lodge: Sundowner Nature Drive
Experience a guided nature drive and a stunning sunset in the Kalahari. Board an open vehicle at the Kalahari Anib Lodge in Mariental, and drive through the Gondwana Kalahari Park, enjoying panoramic views of the undulating sand dunes. Stand atop one of the dunes to watch the beautiful play of burnt orange colors as the sun sets on the desert. Look out for any native fauna such as the gemsbok, springbok, ostrich, black-backed jackal, the kori bustard or the weaver birds. Savor refreshments and a light snack before you make your way back to the lodge. (Duration: 3 hrs; Refreshments and a light snack included; Please note that departure is 30 minutes before sunset.)

Bagatelle Game Ranch: Morning Bushman Walk
Join in an adventurous walk in the company of bushmen (San) to their demonstrational village. Here you will be honored to get a peek into the traditional bushman life in the wild. Get insights into their daily survival skills and secrets inherited and preserved from the times of their forefathers. You will be joyfully welcomed by a bushman family who will show you various traditional practices and crafts. You will be thrilled by how they keep water in ostrich eggs, set up hunting traps, and the craft of making bead jewelry.

Bagatelle Game Ranch: Night Nature Drive
Experience stunning natural beauty in the vast Kalahari desert on an adventurous night safari. Start from Bagatelle Game Ranch and drive through the eerie desert atmosphere past acacia trees and unludating sand dunes. Watch the star-studded sky and the expanse of desert bathed in moonlight. Look out for nocturnal animals such as the Earth’s wolf, wild cats or owls in the moonlight. Hear about intriguing desert experiences and local tales from your well-trained gamekeeper guide.

Hotel Options
RoomComfort Room
MealsHalf Board (Breakfast and Dinner)
StyleLodge
RoomChalet
MealsHalf Board (Breakfast & Dinner)
StyleLodge
Day 4 - 6

Drive to Sossusvlei (4-5 hrs)

Sossusvlei

2 Nights

The sand dunes of Sossusvlei in the Namib Desert are often referred to as the highest dunes in the world.

Included Activities

Desert Quiver Camp: Afternoon Quad Buggy Nature Trail
Make the most of an ideal combination of relaxation and adventure on the Quad Buggy nature trail. In the afternoon, set out in your very own Quad buggy. This unusual drive offers a spectacular view of the desert grass plains with stops ideal for photography. Learn about the local flora and fauna from knowledgeable local guides. The trail steadily climbs uphill and ends with a gorgeous sunset accompanied with a delicious sundowner, before you return to the Sossusvlei lodge. Don’t forget to bring your driving license for this activity.

Desert Homestead Lodge: Full Day Excursion to Sossusvlei and Sesriem Canyon
Situated deep in the nature reserve, Desert Homestead Lodge offers exciting excursions into the Sossusvlei. Enjoy the magnificent view of the dunes of the Namib Desert while driving to the Sossusvlei in open safari vehicles. A combination of scenic beauty and profound knowledge of the area imparted by the professional guides will satiate your travel lust. Experience the sights, sounds and smell of the desert around you during the early morning or afternoon drives. Afternoon drives are best suited for the guests looking for a more private experience of the dunes. (Full Day; Duration: 7 hrs; Sunrise until Early Afternoon; Shared Activity & Transfer; Lunch included; Fitness level: Moderate; Notes: Wear comfortable clothes and closed toe walking shoes, carry enough water)

Hotel Options
RoomStandard Room
Meals
StyleLodge
RoomChalet
MealsFull Board
StyleLodge
Day 6 - 8

Drive to Swakopmund (5-6 hrs)

Swakopmund

2 Nights

A true oasis! Find your respite from the solemn desert and monotonous heat.

Included Activities

Scheduled Morning Living Desert Tour – Guided Walk in Namib Desert
On this tour, you will be accompanied by an expert guide who will help you sight and identify wildlife and scenic landscape. Traverse spectacular towering sand dunes that play habitat to Palmato Geckos, lizards and other small reptiles and animals. Explore the vast sea of sand, as your expert guide shows you the plenty of hidden flora and fauna this vast desert can reveal. Enjoying walking on the steep dune slopes to the rim of the dune as you uncover more life among the dunes. With every discovery of life, your guide will enlighten you on the animal and how it is adapted to survive in the sweltering heat and glowing hot sands.

Take a stroll through the historic town and enjoy the sunset at the beach
Discover colonial landmarks in the historic coastal town of Swakopmund (German for “Mouth of the Swakop”), situated 350km west of Windhoek, and sandwiched between the Atlantic ocean and the Namib Desert, at your own pace on this self-guided activity. Learn about the colonial history of the town that was founded in 1892 as the main harbor for German southwest Africa. Visit the National Marine Aquarium that features aquatic creatures from the cold Benguela Current in the south Atlantic Ocean. Drop by the Woermannhaus with the prominent Damara tower, and now a public library. Run through glimpses of Namibian history in the Swakopmund Museum. Admire incredible crystal formations, including the world’s largest quartz crystal cluster in the Kristall Galerie. Choose to visit the lighthouse built in 1903 from hewn quarry stones and the pier known as the Mole. Explore the Altes Gefängnis prison, designed by Heinrich Bause in 1909. Finish your day at the Swakopmund jetty with its iron bridge that was abandoned in 1916 and enjoy one of the most beautiful sunsets Africas. (Half Day; Any entrance fees, snacks and beverages on guest account.)

Seafood Dinner at Jetty 1905 Restaurant
Dine offshore at the Jetty 1905 Restaurant, located in the Swakopmund Jetty, and effortlessly blends maritime history, delicious food, and breathtaking views. Enjoy a short 640-meter walk over the roaring Atlantic sea along the iron bridge built in 1911 by German settlers, abandoned in 1916, and renovated and reopened in 2010. Why don’t you then settle down at one of the tables and take in panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean, and the long coastline? Watch a spectacular sunset if you happen to be there at dusk. Sip a glass of wine, and relish fresh seafood dishes, sushi, and steaks to the company of lashing waves. (Costs for meals and beverages on guest account.)

Hotel Options
RoomStandard Room
MealsFull Board & Drinks
StyleGuest house
The Delight – Opt 2
RoomStandard Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleBoutique
Day 8 - 10

Drive to Damaraland (Twyfelfontein) - Proceed around 120 km along the scenic C35 heading north from Swakopmund to visit the colony of Cape Fur Seals at Cape Cross before heading to your next location (5-7 hrs)

Damaraland (Twyfelfontein)

2 Nights

Damaraland is one Namibia’s most scenic areas with its huge and ruggedly beauty, ideal for adventurous guests.

Included Activities

Camp Kipwe: Elephants and Nature Drive, Twyfelfontein, Burnt Mountain, and Organ Pipes Excursion
Explore the untamed and the wild with elephant drives across Damaraland, one of the most iconic regions of Namibia. The region surrounding the camp is home to nearly 600 desert-dwelling elephants that have adapted their lifestyles to survive the harshness of the sun-blistered landscape. Set out on open vehicles to find these magnificent beasts in one of their last remaining habitats. The drives last for four to six hours in the morning. Other excursions include driving to the wonderful rocky outcrop of the Twyfelfontein in the afternoon. Pass by some of the other well-known and unique features of this region, such as the Organ Pipes, Burnt Mountain, and the Bushman’s engravings.

Stopover at Kristallkellerei and Vineyard Tour
Set off at a convenient time on this enjoyable self-guided exploration of the country’s oldest winery. Make your way to the sprawling Kristallkellerei farm located just outside of Omaruru town to know more about the wines produced in this part of the world. Stroll around the lush vineyards near the Erongo Mountain range that sit on sandy soil irrigated with well water. Gain insights into how vintners nurture their vineyards in a region known for its extreme fluctuations of heat and cold. Get a glimpse of the equipment used to extract wine from the grapes and the techniques that give the wine its unique taste. Learn all about the differences between a Colombard and a Tinta Barocca. Before you wind up your tour, savor a taste of the house wines as well as schnapps to return with some memorable experiences. (1-2 hrs; This is a stopover activity; Meals and beverages and any activity costs at guests account. We recommend to prebook the visit.)

Prehistoric Art Exploration in Twyfelfontein
Discover the pre-historic rock engravings at the ancient site of Twyfelfontein on this self-guided exploration. Set off at your own pace and make your way to the site of the petroglyphs on the banks of the Aba Huab River. Walk down to the rocks that are located in a valley between the slopes of a sandstone table mountain. Marvel at some of the 2,500 engravings that have been discovered in this region as your official guide narrates interesting details about this UNESCO World Heritage site. Stop to admire some of the unusual natural geological formations along the way as you follow your guide back to the exit. (Duration: 2-3 hrs; Fitness Level: Moderate. It is compulsory to be accompanied by a local guide who will escort you to and from the site. For guests on self-drive: All expenses on guest account.)

Personalized Petrified Forest and the Organ Pipes Tour
Embark on this self-guided discovery tour of two unusual geological attractions in the Damaraland region. Set off at your own pace and make your way to the outskirts of Khorixas town near the Burnt Mountain. Follow the path that leads to a small gorge that is home to a 328 feet (100 m) stretch of unique basalt rock formations that resemble organ pipes. Get a good look at the cluster that is believed to be 150 million years old. Afterward, travel the distance to the petrified forest where you can find tree trunks that are up to 111 feet (34 m) in length. Look up close at the 50-odd tree trunks that are thought to be 260 million years old. Listen as your local guide speaks about how the trees are likely to have been swept downstream to this spot in a massive flood. Explore this national monument to your heart’s content before returning to your accommodation. (Duration: Half Day; For guests on self-drive: No transfer and entry fees included; Fitness Level: Moderate. It is compulsory to be accompanied by a local guide who will escort you to and from the site.)

Hotel Options
Vingerklip Lodge – Opt 1
RoomBungalow
MealsHalf Board (Breakfast & Dinner)
StyleLodge
Camp Kipwe – Opt 2
RoomChalet
MealsHalf Board (Breakfast & Dinner)
StyleCamp
Day 10 - 11

Drive to Etosha (Anderson Gate) - Namibia's main wildlife area (4-5 hrs)

Etosha (Anderson Gate)

1 Night

Discover ‘the big white place of dry water’! Etosha National Park is home to over 100 mammals, including rare black rhinos, elephants, wildebeest, zebras, buffaloes, antelopes, hyenas, lions, cheetahs and leopards.

Included Activities

Taleni Etosha Village: Sunset Drive in Taleni Etosha Village Reserve
Experience a game drive during sundown at Taleni Conservancy in the company of your local guide. Sunset safari drives are great opportunities to view plant and animal life, awash in the golden rays of the setting sun. Enjoy the nature off the beaten path and offside from the masses inside the public park. You will go higher up to the mountains to watch a spectacular sunset while enjoying sundowner drinks and snacks. (Half Day; Time of Day: Afternoon; Duration: 2-3 hrs; Fitness Level: Easy; Please bring comfortable shoes, sunglasses & sun hats; and don’t forget your camera or binoculars).

Okutala Etosha Lodge: Traditional African Sundowner
Discover the romance of an ancient landscape at dusk! As the sun begins to set on Okutala ranch, set out from your camp in the direction of the vast horizon. Amid this rugged, unspoiled land, your guide will help you choose the perfect vantage point from where to watch the changing colors before you. Settle down for your cool drink of choice, enjoying the golden rays on your back, listening to the quiet sounds of nature all around you, and observing an abundance of wild animals make their way back to shelter. Once dusk settles, wrap up your picnic in the African wild and return to your camp for the night.

Hotel Options
RoomLuxury Canvas Suites
MealsHalf Board
StyleCamp
RoomLuxury Room
MealsHalf Board
StyleLodge
Day 11 - 13

Drive to Etosha (Van Lindequist Gate) - Traverse the park from southwest to east with game viewing opportunities at numerous watering holes (4-5 hrs)

Etosha (von Lindequist Gate)

2 Nights

Etosha National Park is home to over 100 mammals, including the rare black rhino, elephants, wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, antelope, hyena, as well as lions, cheetahs and leopards.

Included Activities

Mushara Bush Camp: Morning Game Drive in Etosha
Experience the fascinating Namibian wilderness inside Etosha National Park, from its eastern edge. Set out on a typical safari vehicle armed with an experienced ranger and expert tracker, who will introduce you to the surrounding flora, fauna, and local mythology. Visit the shimmering silvery-white Etosha Pan, the largest of its kind in Africa, gracefully stretching into the horizon. Fringed by open savanna grasslands with fairy circles, diverse vegetation, and distinct waterholes, Etosha presents an air of excitement, where, with patience, you’ll be rewarded with excellent wildlife sightings. Hang around the many watering holes, each with a distinct character, and witness the daily spectacle of wildlife unfold. Elephants splash about and spray water, giraffes nibble on Acacia, and herds of game gather to quench their thirst, while lions, leopards, and hyenas among others wait to catch their prey. You might have a chance encounter with the endangered black and white rhinos, and a bevy of birds as well!

Mushara Bush Camp: Afternoon Game Drive in Etosha
Experience the fascinating Namibian wilderness inside Etosha National Park, from its eastern edge. Set out on a typical safari vehicle armed with an experienced ranger and expert tracker, who will introduce you to the surrounding flora, fauna, and local mythology. Visit the shimmering silvery-white Etosha Pan, the largest of its kind in Africa, gracefully stretching into the horizon. Fringed by open savanna grasslands with fairy circles, diverse vegetation, and distinct waterholes, Etosha presents an air of excitement, where, with patience, you’ll be rewarded with excellent wildlife sightings. Hang around the many watering holes, each with a distinct character, and witness the daily spectacle of wildlife unfold. Elephants splash about and spray water, giraffes nibble on Acacia, and herds of game gather to quench their thirst, while lions, leopards, and hyenas among others wait to catch their prey. You might have a chance encounter with the endangered black and white rhinos, and a bevy of birds as well!

Mushara Lodge: Morning Game Drive in Etosha
Experience the fascinating Namibian wilderness inside Etosha National Park, from its eastern edge. Set out on a typical safari vehicle armed with an experienced ranger and expert tracker, who will introduce you to the surrounding flora, fauna, and local mythology. Visit the shimmering silvery-white Etosha Pan, the largest of its kind in Africa, gracefully stretching into the horizon. Fringed by open savanna grasslands with fairy circles, diverse vegetation, and distinct waterholes, Etosha presents an air of excitement, where, with patience, you’ll be rewarded with excellent wildlife sightings. Hang around the many watering holes, each with a distinct character, and witness the daily spectacle of wildlife unfold. Elephants splash about and spray water, giraffes nibble on Acacia, and herds of game gather to quench their thirst, while lions, leopards, and hyenas among others wait to catch their prey. You might have a chance encounter with the endangered black and white rhinos, and a bevy of birds as well!

Mushara Lodge: Afternoon Game Drive in Etosha
Experience the fascinating Namibian wilderness inside Etosha National Park, from its eastern edge. Set out on a typical safari vehicle armed with an experienced ranger and expert tracker, who will introduce you to the surrounding flora, fauna, and local mythology. Visit the shimmering silvery-white Etosha Pan, the largest of its kind in Africa, gracefully stretching into the horizon. Fringed by open savanna grasslands with fairy circles, diverse vegetation, and distinct waterholes, Etosha presents an air of excitement, where, with patience, you’ll be rewarded with excellent wildlife sightings. Hang around the many watering holes, each with a distinct character, and witness the daily spectacle of wildlife unfold. Elephants splash about and spray water, giraffes nibble on Acacia, and herds of game gather to quench their thirst, while lions, leopards, and hyenas among others wait to catch their prey. You might have a chance encounter with the endangered black and white rhinos, and a bevy of birds as well!

Hotel Options
RoomChalet
MealsFull Board
StyleCamp
Mushara Lodge – Opt 2
RoomSpacious Chalet
MealsHalf Board (Breakfast and Dinner)
StyleLodge
Day 13 - 14

Drive to Caprivi (Rundu) (6-7 hrs)

Caprivi Rundu

1 Night

Visit the liveliest open market in Northern Namibia! On the northeast of the country, at the border with Angola, lies the Kavango River and the town of Rundu – the capital of the Kavango-East area and a seat of government.

Included Activities

Taranga Safari Lodge: Sunrise River Cruise
Set out from Taranga Safari Lodge on a boat cruise along the Okavango river, well in time to catch a captivating sunrise. The area around the Okavango river, also called the Kavango river, is known for its rich biodiversity. Catch sight of animals that have made their early morning trip to the river bank to quench their thirst. Hear the chirping of the birds at a distance; you might even spot some near the water. Marvel at the lush greenery all around that takes on a magical tone in the morning light. In some seasons you can also see water lilies floating around, enhancing the beauty of the river.

Hakusembe Lodge: Sunset River Cruise
Drift along the river Kavango by boat, delighting in the glistening water and sunset hues. Sip on some champagne to add to the experience. This cruise offered by the Gondwana Hakusembe River Lodge is also apt for quiet conversations and relaxation, far from the crowds. The areas around the Kavango are noted for their wildlife, so if you are lucky, you might even catch sight of animals that come to the river bank at dusk for water. Enjoy the unique ambience offered by the Kavango river, the lifeblood of the people of the region that sustains agriculture, fishing and other forms of livelihood.

Hotel Options
RoomLuxury
MealsHalf Board
StyleLodge
RoomChalet
MealsFull Board
StyleLodge
Day 14 - 16

Drive to Western Caprivi (2-3 hrs)

Western Caprivi

2 Nights

Explore biodiversity in a wetland! A narrow strip of land in the extreme northeast of Namibia, the Caprivi Strip is about 400 kilometers long.

Included Activities

Nunda River Lodge: Birding Walk at Popa Falls
Set out from Nunda River Lodge to nearby Popa Falls, where you can take a leisurely stroll with an experienced guide who will help you spot the many varieties of birds that inhabit the place. Popa Falls is a series of rapids formed by the river Okavango, and the area surrounding it is home to several bird species, including the Rock Pratincole, the African Barred Owlet, the African Wood-Owl, the Hawk Eagle, the Terrestrial Brownbul and the Osprey. You’ll be captivated by their diverse colors! Observe the differences in the sounds they make and learn about their nesting habits. If you’re lucky, you could also chance upon some rarely seen species. Afterwards, head back to your room having enjoyed a little rendezvous with nature’s feathered wonders. (Half Day; Fitness level: Easy)

Nunda River Lodge: Half Day Game Drive in Buffalo Game Park
Set off on an exciting adventure with a game drive through Buffalo Game Park. Home to numerous game, a visit to the Buffalo Core Area, as its is officially called, will not leave you disappointed. Keep your cameras ready as your guide points out to big herds of elephants, buffalos, roan and sable antelope going about their daily routine in an exceptionally scenic environment. Catch sight of lions, leopards, impalas, reedbucks, hippos and some of the 400 species of birds that call this place home. With your guide sharing information and insights about the rich biodiversity of the region, this game drive becomes a truly enriching experience. Head back to your lodge with images and memories for a lifetime. (Duration: Half Day; Fitness level: Easy)

Nunda River Lodge: Sunset Boat Cruise
Set out on a boat cruise from Nunda River Lodge to experience a magical color show in the sky as you float down the Okavango river. Head to Popa Falls, which are more rapids that falls, to view the cascading water split into multiple channels. With a large number of species calling this place home, you are sure to get some truly fabulous animal sightings, including that of elephants, hippos, buffalo, sable antelope and some of over 450 bird species. As the sun sets over the horizon, watch the sky change hues with every passing minute. Head back to your hotel as you take in the sights and sounds of this beautiful region with only the chirping and chattering of birds giving your company. (Half Day; Time: Late Afternoon; Fitness level: Easy)

Divava Okavango Resort and Spa: Game Drive in Buffalo National Park
Set out in an open 4×4 vehicle and spend half a day exploring the wildlife at Buffalo National Park. You will be accompanied by an expert ranger from Divava Okavango Resort and Spa, who will guide you on the best spots to find game and enlighten you regarding the biodiversity of the region. You could chance upon a myriad of animals here, including elephants with their babies, buffalos, hippos, roan antelopes, impalas, and crocodiles, apart from a plethora of bird species. (Duration: Half Day; Please note that the narrow roads leading to this park could get flooded during the rainy season, Jan—Feb, when the Okavango river rises).

Divava Okavango Resort and Spa: Sundowner River Cruise
Go on a boat cruise to view a magical sunset and the exquisite wilderness surrounding the river Okavango. From your accommodation at the Divava Okavango Resort and Spa, get onto a small or large boat that drifts gently along the river allowing you to absorb and appreciate the natural landscape around you. A local guide will throw light on the animal and bird species you see along the way, as well as the significance of the river to the people living in the area. The cruise will end close to Popa Falls where you can enjoy some refreshments while watching the sunset near the waterfall.

Hotel Options
RoomLuxury Bungalow
MealsHalf Board (Breakfast & Dinner)
StyleLodge
RoomLuxury Chalet
MealsFull Board
StyleLodge
Day 16 - 17

Drive to Eastern Caprivi (2-3 hrs)

Eastern Caprivi

1 Night

Namibia’s Caprivi region is one of Southern Africa’s emerging wildlife spots, just waiting to be explored. A little off the beaten track, Eastern Caprivi is largely a river country, enclosed by the Zambezi, Kwando, Linyanti, and Chobe rivers.

Included Activities

Camp Kwando: Afternoon Boat Cruise
Hop on a canvas-shaded pontoon boat to explore northeastern Namibia’s winding waterways flanked by pristine forests. Cruising down Kwando River, learn about this lifeblood as your skipper shares local knowledge and anecdotes. Slowly, traversing the multitude of papyrus-covered river islands and reed floodplains, keep an eye out for animals coming to the water’s edge for a sip. Greet locals, out on their fishing trips, who paddle along in traditional dug-out canoes. As you glide on the glistening backwaters sprinkled with water lilies, spot rare species of avifauna in this birders’ paradise. Watch hippos and buffaloes wading through swamps, while crocodiles bask on the river banks. Witness herds of playful elephants strolling along the riverine woodlands. Retreat to your lodge soaking in the golden-hued landscapes as the sun starts to disappear into the horizon. (Half Day; Time: Late Afternoon; Duration: 2-3 hrs; Fitness level: Easy)

Zambezi Mubala Lodge: Sundowner River Cruise
Step aboard a comfortable boat for your sunset cruise down the majestic Zambezi river. Sit back and relax as you wind your way through the waterways where hippos lounge on the bank and elephants quench their thirst. Click some great pictures of crocodiles basking quietly in the late afternoon sun. Sip your refreshing drink and relish the light snacks as you watch the birds make their way home before nightfall. Feel lulled by the gentle movements of the boat as you enjoy the beauty of the river and the dense jungle that borders it. Sail back to the lodge as the sun bids adieu and the sky turns a myriad of colors. (Duration: 1.5 hrs; Meal Included: Light Snacks and Beverages; Fitness Level; Easy)

Hotel Options
Camp Kwando – Opt 1
RoomTented Chalet
MealsBreakfast
StyleLodge
RoomLuxury Tent
MealsHalfboard
Day 17 - 19

Drive to Katima Mulilo (1-2 hrs)

Transfer to Chobe (2.5 hrs)

Chobe National Park

2 Nights

Explore Botswana’s first national park! Once inhabited by the San bushmen, Chobe National Park is unique with its San paintings that were carved into the rocks.

Included Activities

Kubu Lodge: Game Drives, Boat Safaris, Nature Walks
Experience exciting game drives and feel awed by the beauty of Africa on wonderful boat safaris on the majestic Chobe River. Marvel at the beautiful afternoon light and the reflection of the sun as you peacefully glide over the river while enjoying your favorite drink and observing hundreds of elephants along the shores of the river – bathing, drinking, playing and cajoling. This is one of the most memorable safari experiences you will ever have!

Chobe Bakwena: Game Drives, Boat Safaris, Biking Tours, Cultural Visit
Experience exciting game drives and bush walks, get a glimpse of African every day life and feel awed by the beauty of Africa on wonderful boat safaris on the majestic Chobe River. Marvel at the beautiful afternoon light and the reflection of the sun as you peacefully glide over the river while enjoying your favorite drink and observing hundreds of elephants along the shores of the river – bathing, drinking, playing and cajoling. This is one of the most memorable safari experiences you will ever have!

Hotel Options
Kubu Lodge – Opt 1
RoomChalet
MealsFull Board
StyleLodge
RoomStandard Rondavel
MealsFull Board & Drinks
StyleLodge
Day 19 - 20

Transfer to Lodge (1-2 hrs)

Victoria Falls

1 Night

Angels in their flight! This is how David Livingstone described the breathtaking Victoria Falls, where five million cubic meters of water cascade over every minute during wet season.

Included Activities

Guided Tour of Victoria Falls
Head out and discover the Smoke that Thunders! This tour will take you to all the highlights surrounding Victoria Falls. Stand at the ideal vantage point overlooking the heart of the mighty waters as they gush and roar. Pack your waterproofs because the closer you get, the more likely you are to experience the spray! (Time: Early morning or late afternoon; Duration: 2-3 hrs; Private Activity; Fitness level: Easy, Please wear appropriate footwear; Rain Coat recommendable between March and May )

Hotel Options
RoomStandard Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleLodge
RoomStandard
MealsBreakfast
StyleHeritage
Day 20 - 22

Transfer to Hwange (3 - 4 hrs)

Hwange

2 Nights

Explore Zimbabwe’s largest game park! Located on the border of Botswana, Hwange National Park amazes you with its sheer size – it covers almost 15,000 square kilometers! The vast park has varied types of scenery – from the semi-arid scrubs near the edge of the Kalahari in the south, to forests, granite hills and valleys of the mopane woodlands in the north.

Included Activities

Bayete Robins Camp: Game Drives, Walks

Bushwalk and Game Drives at Ivory Lodge
Strap on your boots and get ready for an exciting early morning journey into the bush on foot. The sooner you set out, the better it is – early morning is the best time to witness the African bush in all its glory. Watch wild surprises unfold right in front of you as meander down the walking trails with an experienced guide. You can also opt for game drives in the morning, afternoon, and evening, or for the full-day, to explore the concession. Watch hippos, zebras, giraffes, elephants and wildebeest move around in their natural habitat from up close. Your guide will provide you with valuable information on the behavior and habits of different animal species. Stop by the watering hole, a favorite gathering spot for animals, for a thrilling close encounter with the Presidential Elephant Herd. Head back to your lodge with rare images and unforgettable memories.

Hotel Options
Robins Camp – Opt 1
RoomStandard Room
MealsFull Board and Activities
StyleLodge
RoomTree House
MealsFull Board & Drinks
StyleLodge

Transfer to Victoria Falls (3 hrs)

International departure

 Price & Inclusions

  • Option 1 From $ 7,990 /person
  • Option 2 From $ 9,990 /person

Prices are in USD and exclude international flights. This trip price is based on low season rates for accommodation and other applicable services, and may change depending on availability, currency fluctuations and number of people traveling together. For high season prices, please contact us with your exact travel dates and preferences.

Price Includes

  • Accommodation & meals as specified in the itinerary
  • Activities & excursions as specified in the itinerary
  • Transportation services as specified in the itinerary
  • Your Trip Coordinator: a 24/7 point of contact supporting you during your trip

Not Included

  • Entrance fees & meals, unless mentioned in the itinerary description
  • Tips & personal expenses
  • Visa & tourism fees
  • Travel, health and cancellation insurance
  • International airfare
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