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Discover dramatic landscapes from the air and overland, from the stunning Victoria Falls to the towering dunes of Sossusvlei, and the ancient rock formations of Damaraland. Explore cosmopolitan cities such as Windhoek and Cape Town, and enjoy unique game drives in Etosha and Big Five safaris at Kruger.

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Itinerary Summary

DayPlaceHighlightsHotel Options
1 - 4Cape TownWine Tasting, Contemporary Cosmopolitan Culture, Winelands and Wine FarmsCloud 9 Boutique Hotel & Spa, Azamare Guest House
4 - 5PaternosterWhite Sand Beaches, Dolphins and Whales, BirdwatchingPaternoster Dunes Boutique Guesthouse, Strandloper Ocean Boutique Hotel
5 - 7CederbergCederberg Wilderness Area, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Caves of The San PeopleCederberg Ridge Wilderness Lodge, Bushmans Kloof Main Lodge
7 - 9NamaqualandNaries Namakwa Retreat
9 - 11Fish River CanyonGigantic Ravine, Fish River, Drought-Resistant PlantsFish River Lodge, Canyon Lodge
11 - 12AusFascinating Wild Horses, Unique Flora, Enchanting DesertKlein Aus Vista Eagle's Nest
12 - 14Sossusvlei Highest Sand Dunes of the World, Spectacular Sunrises & Sunsets, Sesriem Canyon, Skeleton CoastDesert Homestead Lodge, Hoodia Desert Lodge
14 - 16SwakopmundNational Marine Aquarium, The Tug Restaurant, Quad Biking in the DunesThe Delight, The Strand Hotel
16 - 18Damaraland (Twyfelfontein)Ruggedly Beautiful Rock Formations, Desert-Adapted Elephants, Ancient Rock ArtMalansrus Tented Camp, Camp Kipwe
18 - 20Etosha (Anderson Gate)Intensive Safari Experiences, Open Bush Vegetation, Large Black Rhino Populations, Surreal Salt PanEtosha Safari Lodge, Ongava Tented Camp
20 - 22Etosha (von Lindequist Gate)Intensive Safari Experiences, Famous Salt PanOnguma Bush Camp, Onguma Tented Camp
22 - 23Caprivi RunduKavango River, Kavango Museum, Lively MarketsHakusembe River Lodge
23 - 25Western CapriviGreat Wildlife, Game Drives, Numerous RiversNunda River Lodge, Divava Okavango Resort and Spa
25 - 27Eastern CapriviOff the beaten path, Floodplains, lakes and swamp landscapes, Diverse wildlife and birdsZambezi Mubala Lodge, Nambwa Lagoon Camp
27 - 29Victoria FallsCanoeing and Rafting, Helicopter Rides over the WaterfallsBatonka Guest Lodge, Victoria Falls Hotel

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Itinerary Details

Day 1 - 4

International Arrival

Pick up your rental car from Cape Town airport

Drive to your accommodation (1 hr)

Cape Town

3 Nights

Your African metropolis awaits! With Table Mountain as a breathtaking backdrop, Cape Town is considered one of the world’s most beautiful cities.

Included Activities

Private Full Day City Tour & Table Mountain and Kirstenbosch
Discover cosmopolitan Cape Town with your own vehicle and guide which gives you flexibility to explore at your own pace. Highlights of the tour include the Castle of Good Hope, Green Market Square, Kirstenbosch Garden, Company Gardens and of course – weather permitting – a visit to the top of Table Mountain which offers breathtaking views of Cape Town and the surrounding coastline.

Wine Delight at the Cape Winelands
Explore the beautiful countryside of the Cape Winelands and discover well-stocked cellars at some of the best vineyards in the region. After lunch at your hotel, drive over to the historic hamlet of Stellenbosch, accompanied by your local guide. Stop over for a round of delicious South African wine paired with cheese and crackers. Driving around Stellenbosch, soak in the mesmeric natural beauty of the gorgeous valley shadowed by the Hottentot Holland Mountains. Feast your eyes on the white gabled Cape Dutch homesteads and tree-lined avenues shaded by ancient oaks. You could also try yet another round of wine and cheese, if time permits. (Half Day; Time of Day: Morning or Afternoon; Duration: 4 hrs; Private Activity & Transfer; Meals included: Wine & cheese tatsing; Fitness Level: Easy; Please bring comfortable walking shoes; Note: Wine tasting is not allowed for visitors under 18 years of age).

Private Full Day Cape Point Tour
Discover all that Cape Point has to offer on this enjoyable day excursion. Following an early breakfast at your hotel, drive out to the Atlantic Seaboard Coastal Road with your local guide. Enjoy your drive along this scenic stretch of road, passing by white sandy beaches and the ocean by Clifton and Camps Bay. Take in the bracing sea breeze as the wind catches your hair. Watch the sudden appearance of the Twelve Apostles Peaks to one side of the road, while the dramatic cliffs and rocky outcrops of the Cape Peninsula rise above the Atlantic on your other side. Make a pit stop at the pretty little fishing village of Hout Bay with its famous Sentinel. If you wish, you can take a boat ride to Seal Island, or browse through colorful stalls by the harbor piled high with handicrafts and local artifacts. Drive up to the Cape’s famed Chapman’s Peak and make the most of its photo opportunities. Continue up to the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve before dropping by the spectacular Cape Point. Look out for the feathery ‘fynbos’ swaying in the heathland along with the region’s endemic birds and wildlife, particularly the Cape Mountain Zebra and the baboons. Gaze out at False Bay, or if you wish, you can ride the funicular to the old lighthouse for taking in the twin oceans of the South Atlantic and the Indian Ocean. Take a refreshing lunch break (optional), before visiting the colony of African penguins at Boulders Beach. Go over to the old naval base of Simon’s Town, and end your eventful day at the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens just as the sun sets over the iconic Table Mountain. (Full Day; Time of Day: Morning; Duration: 9 hrs; Private Activity & Transfer; Fitness Level: Easy; Lunch not included. Please bring comfortable walking shoes).

Hotel Options
Room
MealsBed & Breakfast
RoomLuxury Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleGuest house
Day 4 - 5

Drive to Paternoster (2 hrs)

Paternoster

1 Night

Paternoster, ”Our Father”! Welcome to a city of its own kind. The oldest city in the West Coast of South Africa, 90 minutes’ drive from Cape Town. Traditional fisherman’s architecture decorates the ancient streets. It is a modern booming tourist destination known for an abundance of crayfish.

Hotel Options
RoomStandard Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleBoutique
RoomCourtyard Rooms
MealsBreakfast
StyleBoutique
Day 5 - 7

Drive to Cederberg (2 hrs)

Cederberg

2 Nights

Hike through a sea of flowers! Named after the rare Clanwilliam Cedar trees that grow here, the Cederberg Mountains near Cape Town, and the surrounding nature reserve, offer extraordinarily beautiful views and fantastic hiking trails.

Included Activities

Cederberg Ridge Wilderness Lodge: Walks, Biking, Cruises, Farm Tours, Excursions to Rock Art Sites and Cederberg, Sundowners and Stargazing
Experience the rugged beauty of the Cederberg Mountains, with the Cederberg Ridge Wilderness Lodge as your luxurious base. Within the farm, you can stroll about the citrus and table grape orchard while learning about the regional farming practices. Explore the wilderness surroundings on mountain bikes or guided walks along heritage and nature trails. During spring, expect to be treated to a beautiful carpet of fynbos and other wildflowers that cover the landscape. Embark on leisurely sunrise or sunset boat cruises on the Clanwilliam Dam, and marvel at the ancient rock art that punctuates the region. You can also your hand at a bunch of watersports activities. Understand the history of the indigenous people of Southern Africa during a hike on the Sevilla Rock Art Trail, which traverses nine wonderful sites of bushmen art. If you’re feeling adventurous, set out on the challenging trails to popular attractions like Maltese Cross and the Wolfberg Cracks. Visit the family-owned Skimmelberg Farm nearby and get an insight into the production of Rooibos and Buchu Tea. Head out for intimate sundowner picnics across the bushveld, where you can watch sunsets over the dramatic Cederberg Mountains. Back at the lodge, sitting around a crackling fire, listen to stories of the land and indulge in stargazing at the southern constellations!

Bushmans Kloof Main Lodge: Nature drives, Guided Rock Art Excursions, Botanical Walks, Canoeing, Archery, Fly fishing, Hiking, Special Interest Presentations
Feel one with nature as you walk among Ley lines that link together locations of cultural and geographic significance. This treasure trove of rock art and relics is the last vestige of the Bushmen, the hunter-gatherer San people who inhabited the Cederberg mountains. Enjoy a bush breakfast amid pigment-stained rocks from an ancient time. Rejuvenate in therapeutic crystal pools or cruise the waters on your own canoe. Enjoy an afternoon playing croquet or test your target skills at archery. Go fly-fishing at the Biedouw river, hike, or set out on a bike to explore the organic and botanical gardens. Home to beautiful birdlife and insects, let the beauty of fynbos covered landscapes mesmerize you. Pick out a spot for a fun picnic amid the wilderness or settle down for a breathtaking sundowner experience followed by a nocturnal excursion. At night, it’s time for about of romance under the clear, starlit sky. Let your creative juices flow – paint, photograph or write, ensconced in this tranquil setting.

Hotel Options
RoomLuxury Suite
MealsBreakfast
StyleLodge
RoomLuxury
MealsBreakfast
Day 7 - 9

Drive to Namaqualand (4-5 hrs)

Namaqualand

2 Nights

Namaqualand is located on a stretch of a vibrant fishing region along the South African West Coast. Its springtime bloom of wild flowers transforms the semi-arid region into a spectacular pageant of flowers.

Hotel Options
RoomManor House
Meals
StyleBoutique
Day 9 - 11

Drive to Fish River Canyon (5-6 hrs)

Fish River Canyon

2 Nights

Nambia’s greatest natural wonder! Whilst smaller than America’s Grand Canyon, at 160 kms long and up to 550 m deep, the Fish River Canyon is still comparable and the world’s second largest canyon.

Hotel Options
Fish River Lodge – Opt 1
RoomChalet
MealsFull Board
StyleLodge
Canyon Lodge – Opt 2
RoomChalet
MealsFull Board
StyleLodge
Day 11 - 12

Drive to Aus - A small settlement which lies on a railway line and spreads the charme of the old colonial days (2-3 hrs)

Aus

1 Night

See wild horses and a desert wonderland! After the gentle rain washes the vast expanses of the southern Namib, Karoo transforms into a colorful sea of flowers! The Gondwana Sperrgebiet Rand Park near Aus, is perhaps the only desert in the world with such a wide diversity of landscapes! Granite mountains, dry river beds and vast plains dominate the scenery.

Included Activities

Watch the Namib Desert Horses
Watch and click pictures of wild horses in the Namib desert just outside the town of Aus at your own pace. Learn about the mysterious origins and complex social structure of these horses, which live on the harsh, arid plains around Garub on the eastern fringe of the desert. Sit in the shelter at a distance, and observe them wander in groups across the sparsely vegetated desert to quench their thirst at the water holes. (1-2 hrs; For guests on self-drive: No transfers included.)

Hotel Options
RoomChalet
MealsBreakfast
StyleLodge
Day 12 - 14

Drive to Sossusvlei - You are leaving the colonial desert town to explore the highest sand dunes in the oldest desert in the world (5-6 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 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.

Hoodia Desert Lodge: Full Day Excursion to Sossusvlei and Sesriem Canyon
Following an early breakfast, set out before sunrise to discover the secrets of the Namib Desert. Past the Sesriem gate, watch the morning sun cover the desertscape in gold. Cruise along as your guide shares insights on insects, reptiles, and the Petrified Dunes. Visit the Tsauchab river bed on 4×4 vehicles, and hike along secret routes into the desert. Expect to see springboks, ostriches, and native birdlife. Soon, gaze into the eerily beautiful scenery of black trees amid the white clay pans of Deadvlei. Capture its endless horizons, enjoying beverages, fruits, and homemade cookies. Shortly after, admire the magnificent dunes of Sossusvlei in orange hues, finishing at the peak of Big Daddy, its tallest sand dune. Enjoy running down Sossusvlei’s silky-smooth sand slopes. Drive back to ‘Elim Dune’, and savor a sumptuous dune picnic lunch under the shade of a camelthorn tree. Head back to your lodge in the afternoon through the picturesque Sesriem Canyon learning many of its interesting facts along the way!

Eat best german apple pie in McGregor’s Bakery in Solitaire and take photos of the car wracks in the desert
Stopover at the small settlement of Solitaire in the Khomas region near the Namib-Naukluft National Park, situated at the junction of two major tourist routes C14 and C24. Learn about the fascinating history of the place, seemingly located in the middle of nowhere, owned by homesteader Willem Christoffel van Coller, and made famous by the book ‘Solitaire’ by Dutch author Ton van der Lee. You could sip coffee and satisfy your hunger pangs at the bakery which serves freshly baked apple pie, cakes, and breads. Or you could relax with a drink at the bar, and relish a set menu for breakfast, lunch or dinner at the restaurant. Stroll around the desert landscape observing the native cacti and other greens growing among old, broken down vehicles, a disused gasoline pump and other vintage discarded items. Refuel your vehicle, or fix any mechanical repairs if you need to, as this is the only gasoline station in the 340 km between the Sossusvlei dunes and the Walvis Bay coast. There is also a general dealer, public restrooms, a laundry service, internet facility in the main office, and secure parking available for your convenience. (1-2 hrs; Please note that this is a stopover activity; food, beverages and any other expenses on guest account)

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

Drive to Swakopmund (5-6 hrs)

Swakopmund

2 Nights

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

Included Activities

Enjoy coffee and cake in Cafe Anton
Enjoy coffee and cake at the popular Cafe Anton, housed in the premises of Hotel Schweizerhaus – one of the first hotels in Swakopmund, and a five-minute stroll away from Mole beach. Make yourself comfortable at one of the tables in the outdoor garden open to the elements – warm sunshine and the soothing sea breeze. Relish coffee and traditional German and European confectionery including Apfelstrudel, Guglhupf (cake with nuts and raisins), and Mohnkuchen (poppyseed cake). (Please note that this is a self organized activity; Transfers not included; food and beverages on guest account)

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.)

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.

Have a half day trip to Walvis Bay
Get up close to unique, native marine life in the natural harbor and sand dunes of Walvis Bay (Whale Bay), located 30km south of Swakopmund, at your own pace on this self-guided activity. Watch the flocks of lesser and greater flamingos and other avian species feeding in the lagoon, the Salt Works or in the artificial pools of the Birds Paradise sanctuary, the three of which together form the most important coastal wetland for migratory birds in southern Africa. Birdwatch atop the observation tower or on a nature walk in the sanctuary. You could choose to climb the country’s highest dune – Dune 7 – named so as it is the seventh dune you encounter after crossing the Tsauchab river. Choose to head on a boat ride during which you could chance upon a frolicking seal and cruise alongside southern right whales. Take a tour of the cultural, archaeology, maritime history and visual art collections including ethnology objects, 19th-century homeware items, textiles, war memorabilia, and paintings in the Walvis Bay Museum. (Half Day; All extra costs on guest account.)

Explore Cape Cross and its Cape Fur Seals
Discover the stunning natural beauty and a colony of Cape Fur Seals in the protected Cape Cross – a small headland in Skeleton Coast, around 120 km north of Swakopmund, at your own pace on this self-guided activity. Absorb the maritime history of the place and notice the Padrao (stone pillars left by Portuguese explorers to mark milestones) erected by the navigator and explorer Diogo Cão in 1486 in honor of King Juan I of Portugal. Be enthralled by the sight of nearly 100,000 seals basking in the sun or frolicking in the waves catching fish. Be sure to click photographs to etch this unique sight in memory. (2-3 hrs; For guests on self-drive: All expenses on guest account.)

Hotel Options
The Delight – Opt 1
RoomStandard Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleBoutique
The Strand Hotel – Opt 2
RoomStandard Room
MealsBed & Breakfast
StyleLodge
Day 16 - 18

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: Elephant- 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.

Malansrus Tented Camp: Half Day Nature Drive with Focus on Desert Elephants
Experience the thrill of tracking desert elephants at the Hoanib riverbed on fun safari drives arranged by the Malansrus Tented Camp. The game camp offers early morning as well as afternoon safari drives, accompanied by your local nature guide. After a light breakfast at dawn, drive out towards the De Riet Village to begin your elephant tracking journey. Along the way, enjoy a natural history update from your guide, as you spot the arid region’s native plants, birds and animals. At the Hoanib River, get ready for exciting sightings of desert elephants and other wildlife. Take a refreshment break in between, enjoying a steaming cup of tea or coffee, before heading back to camp for a delicious lunch. The afternoon safari may be constrained by remaining daylight hours, but its highlight has to be a hilltop perch at sundown. Enjoy gorgeous views of the sunset over the dunes as you refresh yourself with delicious snacks and sundowners. (Half Day; Time of Day: Morning or afternoon; Duration: approx. 5 hrs, from 0630 or 1500; Shared Activity & Transfer; Meals included: Beverages & snacks; Fitness level: Easy; Note: Afternoon drive dependent on daylight conditions; Please wear light clothes, sun hat, shades, and sunblock).

Hotel Options
RoomTented Camp
MealsFull Board
StyleCamp
Camp Kipwe – Opt 2
RoomChalet
MealsHalf Board (Breakfast & Dinner)
StyleCamp
Day 18 - 20

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

Etosha (Anderson Gate)

2 Nights

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

Etosha Safari Lodge: Full Day Game Drive in Etosha
Experience a full day game drives in the southern part of the Etosha National Park, in the company of your local guide. Enjoy the exhilaration of riding into the wildlife rich park to admire a dawn washed natural landscape teeming with life. Expect to spot big cats, herds of elephant, wildebeest, zebra, eland and springbok, as well as the national park’s resident rhino population, among many other wildlife on your safari ride. Drive over to one of the many waterholes dotting the park, where the local wildlife community come down for their morning sip. Gather useful tips and local legends of the area’s animal and plant life from your guide during your safari drive. (Full Day; Please use sunblock and wear shades and carry binoculars.Please note that plastic bags are not allowed in the park)

Ongava Tented Camp: Game Drives, Bush Walks, Rhino Tracking
Experience Namibia’s finest private game reserve that lets you observe the wildlife and vegetation in ways you never imagined. Guided game drives in the morning, afternoon, and evening across the Ongava Game Reserve are a great way to savor the sights of an arid land and ample game. The feeling of being so close to nature at the camp is a learning experience. You can also opt for the seasonal and guided walks through the area to connect better with the surrounding terrain, unusual flora and fauna, and the exhilarating opportunity of rhino tracking. The thrill of spotting rhinos, sometimes, a herd, is a high that will last for a lifetime.

Hotel Options
RoomChalet
MealsFull Board
StyleLodge
RoomLuxury Tent
MealsFull Board
StyleLodge
Day 20 - 22

Drive to Etosha (Van Lindequist Gate) - Traverse the park from west to east with game viewing at the numerous waterholes (4-5 hrs)

Included Activities

Morning Game Drive in Etosha
Wake up early to the sounds of dawn and embark on a sunny morning game drive inside Etosha National Park. Journey along with an expert guide in open-sided vehicles and scour a handful of watering holes that punctuate the park which is home to over a hundred species of mammals. The muted landscapes of dreamy clay pans and the semi-arid Namibian Savanna grasslands provide for interesting wildlife viewing opportunities. Ostriches, gemsboks, dik-diks, and other small game will cross your path frequently. Expect to spot the endangered black and white rhinos, black-faced impalas, zebras, elephants, cheetahs, hyenas, and more denizens of Etosha’s wilderness later on. Cruise further to the scenic silvery-white clay pan where twitchers will be delighted with the variety of birds. Before returning to camp, enjoy breakfast and beverages under a Mopane tree amid the vast expanse of pans and panoramas.

Sundowner Drive in Onguma Game Reserve
Explore the hidden gems of the private Onguma Game Reserve, set right next to Namibia’s Etosha National Park. In the late afternoon, hop aboard a 4×4 with your guide and set out for a sundowner drive between watering holes and resting areas. Expect to encounter three out of the Big Five – lion, leopard and rhino, and various smaller plains game. As you traverse the bushveld, you may see herds of playful elephants, gemsboks butting heads, giraffes reaching for acacia, jumping kudus, and packs of warthogs among others. Visit the Fisher’s Pan nearby and observe myriad birdlife against the shimmering flats. As you patiently await your next wildlife sighting, sip on Namibia’s craft beers complemented by a fruit and tapas platter, and enjoy the tangerine sun sink into the horizon. Silhouettes of the desert flora and fauna in the wilderness make for memorable postcards. As night falls, head back to camp reminiscing your eventful evening in the bush! (Late Afternoon; Duration: 2 – 3 hrs)

Interpretive Bush Walk in Onguma Game Reserve
After a briefing on bush etiquette at your camp, head out on an exciting bushwalk in the crisp morning. Accompanied by an expert ranger, explore the picturesque wilderness of the Onguma Game Reserve on foot. Absorb the sights, smells, and sounds of the African bushveld, while getting acquainted with your surroundings. Learn to identify footprints and spoor, cautiously stalking animals in their natural habitat from a safe distance. Spot myriad insects, birds, and small mammals that call this region home. Break for refreshments as you soak in the pristine sun-drenched landscape. Later, amble along with your naturalist, learning about the diverse vegetation of the landscape that sustains life in the region. Recollecting your adventurous start to the day amid nature, return to your camp for a wholesome breakfast. (Early morning activity, Duration: 2-3 hrs; Minimum age 16 years)

Hotel Options
Onguma Bush Camp – Opt 1
RoomLuxury Tent
MealsHalf Board (Breakfast & Dinner)
StyleCamp
RoomLuxury Tent(Double)
MealsFull Board, Drinks & Laundry
StyleLodge
Day 22 - 23

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

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
RoomChalet
MealsFull Board
StyleLodge
Day 23 - 25

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: Half Day 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. (Please note that the narrow roads leading to this park could get flooded during 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 25 - 27

Drive to Eastern Caprivi (2-3 hrs)

Eastern Caprivi

2 Nights

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

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)

Nambwa Lagoon Camp: Guided Bush Walk
Walk into the heart of Bwabwata National Park for a unique bush walk experience. Follow your guide in the quest for wild encounters of the close kind. Come upon herds of buffalo and watch elephants romp past your vantage spot in the bush as your guide speaks about different aspects of animal behavior. Learn about animal behavior as your local expert points to tracks left by a hyena and her cub. Gain a deeper knowledge of the medicinal properties of the many different trees found in the region. Learn about the techniques involved in making ropes. Make your way back to the camp after you have had your fill of wildlife sightings. (Half Day; Fitness Level; Easy)

Nambwa Lagoon Camp: Half Day Game Drive
Hop into a 4×4 safari cruiser in the late afternoon as you head into the heart of Kavango Zambezi Trans Frontier Conservation Area (KAZA). Feel the adrenaline rush as your guide expertly navigates the bush to bring you face to face with the wildlife. Chance upon impalas and buffaloes grazing contentedly while herds of elephants pass by. As you look at the many bird species that live in the surrounding treetops, you might just be lucky enough to spot the elusive leopard watching you from the thick foliage. Keep your camera ready as you approach the watering hole which is a major attraction for all inhabitants of the jungle. (Half Day; Fitness Level; Easy)

Nambwa Lagoon Camp: Boat Cruise
Set off from camp early in the morning on your boat cruise down the Kwando river. Hop into an open boat with a spacious deck that ensures you enjoy great views of the picturesque landscape and its inhabitants at all times. Pass by languorous hippos that gaze at the boat while they lie half-submerged in the water. Watch the elephants cool off in the water nearby while antelopes graze peacefully on the river banks. Keep your cameras ready to capture exotic birds in flight. See the landscape transform from papyrus islands to dunes to vast open spaces as you wind your way down the gently flowing river before turning back. (Half Day; Fitness Level; Easy)

Hotel Options
RoomLuxury Tent
MealsHalfboard
RoomClassic Tent
Meals
Day 27 - 29

Drive to Katima Mulilo and drop off your rental car (1-2 hrs)

Transfer to Kasane (2 Hours)

Transfer to your hotel (1-2 hrs)

Victoria Falls

2 Nights

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

Sundowner Cruise on Ra-Ikane
Set sail aboard Ra-Ikane, a luxury monohull teak boat cruising the tranquil waters of the upper Zambezi. Inspired by the famed explorer David Livingstone and his boat journey, and named after one of his guides, Ra-Ikane boasts a fleet of three classic vessels honoring the heritage of yesteryear exploration in the region. Relive their historical journey on your intimate sunset cruise down the mighty river flanked by Zambezi National Park. Sit back and cherish your ride as the boat circles the river islands, meandering through hidden coves. You can observe numerous African wildlife along the river banks, and sight a plethora of exotic birds and micro life. Crocodiles and hippos bask in shallow waters, and herds of elephants amble down riverine forests. Savor an assortment of sumptuous canapés as the sun slips into the horizon. Enjoy a range of colorful sundowner cocktails to complement, or opt for a flute of bubbly, courtesy the well-stocked bar onboard.

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)

Scenic helicopter flight over Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe (12 Mins)
It’s hard to resist the thrill that this 12-minute helicopter ride over the Victoria Falls offers. As you ride in a specially designed helicopter, complete with bubble-shaped windows to ensure seamless viewing and interesting photographic opportunities, witness the majestic falls set against the lush greenery of the surrounding Zambezi National Park. The pilot will bank and circle over the immense wall of water to give you the best possible views. The flight proceeds over the seemingly lazy Zambezi River, in direct contrast to the impatient falls, and thereafter above the Zambezi National Park for a glorious perspective of the astonishing environment.

Hotel Options
RoomStandard Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleLodge
RoomStandard
MealsBreakfast
StyleHeritage

Transfer to the airport

International Departure

 Price & Inclusions

  • Option 1 From $ 14,790 /person
  • Option 2 From $ 21,290 /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 in one double room for 29 days / 28 nights.
  • Meals as indicated
  • All activities as indicated:
    • Cape Town: Private Full Day City Tour & Table Mountain and Kirstenbosch
    • Cape Town: Wine Delight at the Cape Winelands
    • Cape Town: Private Full Day Cape Point Tour
    • Cederberg: Cederberg Ridge Wilderness Lodge: Walks, Biking, Cruises, Farm Tours, Excursions to Rock Art Sites and Cederberg, Sundowners and Stargazing
    • Cederberg: Bushmans Kloof Main Lodge: Nature drives, Guided Rock Art Excursions, Botanical Walks, Canoeing, Archery, Fly fishing, Hiking, Special Interest Presentations
    • Aus: Watch the Namib Desert Horses
    • Sossusvlei: Desert Homestead Lodge: Full Day Excursion to Sossusvlei and Sesriem Canyon
    • Sossusvlei: Hoodia Desert Lodge: Full Day Excursion to Sossusvlei and Sesriem Canyon
    • Sossusvlei: Eat the best german apple pie in McGregor’s Bakery in Solitaire and take photos of the car wracks in the desert
    • Swakopmund: Enjoy coffee and cake in Cafe Anton
    • Swakopmund: Take a stroll through the historic town and enjoy the sunset at the beach
    • Swakopmund: Scheduled Morning Living Desert Tour – Guided Walk in the Namib Desert
    • Swakopmund: Have a half day trip to Walvis Bay
    • Swakopmund: Explore Cape Cross and its Cape Fur Seals
    • Damaraland (Twyfelfontein): Camp Kipwe: Elephant- and Nature Drive, Twyfelfontein, Burnt Mountain and Organ Pipes excursion
    • Damaraland (Twyfelfontein): Malansrus Tented Camp: Half Day Nature Drive with Focus on Desert Elephants
    • Damaraland (Twyfelfontein): Camp Kipwe: Elephant- and Nature Drive, Twyfelfontein, Burnt Mountain and Organ Pipes excursion
    • Etosha (Anderson Gate): Ongava Tented Camp: Game Drives, Bush Walks, Rhino Tracking
    • Etosha (Anderson Gate): Etosha Safari Lodge: Full Day Game Drive in Etosha
    • Etosha (von Lindequist Gate): Onguma Bush Camp: Morning Game Drive in Etosha
    • Etosha (von Lindequist Gate): Onguma Bush Camp: Sundowner Drive in Onguma Game Reserve
    • Etosha (von Lindequist Gate): Onguma Tented Camp: Morning Game Drive in Etosha
    • Etosha (von Lindequist Gate): Onguma Tented Camp: Sundowner Drive in Onguma Game Reserve
    • Etosha (von Lindequist Gate): Onguma Bush Camp: Interpretive Bush Walk in Onguma Game Reserve
    • Etosha (von Lindequist Gate): Onguma Tented Camp: Interpretive Bush Walk in Onguma Game Reserve
    • Caprivi Rundu: Hakusembe Lodge: Sunset River Cruise
    • Western Caprivi: Nunda River Lodge: Birding Walk at Popa Falls
    • Western Caprivi: Nunda River Lodge: Half Day Game Drive in Buffalo Game Park
    • Western Caprivi: Nunda River Lodge: Sunset Boat Cruise
    • Western Caprivi: Divava Okavango Resort and Spa: Half Day Game Drive in Buffalo National Park
    • Western Caprivi: Divava Okavango Resort and Spa: Sundowner River Cruise
    • Eastern Caprivi: Nambwa Lagoon Camp: Guided Bush Walk
    • Eastern Caprivi: Zambezi Mubala Lodge: Sundowner River Cruise
    • Eastern Caprivi: Nambwa Lagoon Camp: Half Day Game Drive
    • Eastern Caprivi: Nambwa Lagoon Camp: Boat Cruise
    • Victoria Falls Zimbabwe: Sundowner Cruise on Ra-Ikane
    • Victoria Falls Zimbabwe: Guided Tour of Victoria Falls
    • Victoria Falls Zimbabwe: Scenic helicopter flight over Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe (12 Mins)
  • Self-driven car during your journey as follows:
    • Vehicle Type: Toyota Hilux Double Cab 4×4 or similar (Automatic)
    • Unlimited mileage
    • 27 days
    • Pick-up: Cape Town Airport
    • Drop-off: Katima Mulilo Caprivi
    • Detailed description of your routing
    • GPS navigation system
    • One additional driver
    • Towing charges in the event of mechanical failure
  • For your rental car we book the best cover possible with the following services:
    • STLW Super Theft Loss Waiver
    • SCDW Super Collision Damage Waiver
    • TGDW Tyre and Glass Damage Waiver as well as Sand-, Water- and Underbody Damage
    • Third Party Liability Waiver
  • Additionally, our preferred partners offer the following:
    • Transport to the hospital in case of a medical emergency. Guaranteed hospital admission up to 2.000 ZAR, which is to be refunded by the client or the client’s medical air.
    • 24-hour call service for car breakdown or emergency. Repatriation to an appropriate facility in the client’s area of residence following an accident.
  • The general business terms apply
  • Game drives in high quality and well-maintained safari vehicle with professional English-speaking driver-guide. In case the game drives are booked through your lodge/camp, they will be shared with other guests with a maximum of 9 guests per vehicle
  • All transfers as indicated above
  • Your Trip Coordinator: a 24/7 point of contact, supporting you during your trip
  • Fees and taxes

Not Included

  • Among other expenses, the following additional costs are not included for rental cars (to be made directly at the car rental shop with a credit card from a recognizable bank institution):
    • 80 ZAR Service/contract fee per rental car booking
    • 2.840 ZAR Deposit for the car
    • 300 ZAR Fine handling fee & fine in case of a speeding ticket
    • 1.000 ZAR Deposit for the GPS navigation system
    • Cross border fees and one-way fee in case of border crossing
    • Towing in case of an accident
    • Parking fees
    • Fuel (Please drop off the car with a full tank. In case fuel needs to be added, the car rental company will charge you the amount for it)
    • Rental car trips do not include any entry fees or expenses for national parks or game reserves.
  • Tips, additional meals, and personal expenses
  • Drinks and meals not specified above: Most of our camps and lodges include a variety of alcoholic and non- alcoholic drinks on certain meal plans. Depending on the meal plan you are booked for, it is important to note that imported brands like luxury spirits, wines, and champagne are not included.
  • Visa fees
  • Travel, health, and cancellation insurance
  • International airfare (from your home country to your destination and return), unless specified under the trip inclusions above
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Road Trip: South Africa, Namibia and Victoria Falls

29 days $ 14,790 / person

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