Solo female traveller hiking in the Namibian sand dunes | Namibia
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Falls, Botswana & Namibia - 14 days map

SMALL GROUP ACCOMMODATED SAFARI : Take in the natural wonders, rich culture and incredible wildlife of Botswana and Namibia on this 14 day accommodated, overland adventure. Start at the spectacular Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe and end in Windhoek. Explore the Okavango by boat and on foot, game drive in Chobe and Etosha National Park, cruise the Chobe River and walk the world's highest sand dunes in the Namib Desert.

Inclusions
Itinerary
Prices & Dates
Hotels

Trip Highlights

Victoria Falls - start your tour in this charming Zimbabwean town which is home to the spectacular Victoria Falls
Okavango Delta - explore the network of watery pathways through the delta on guided nature walks, mokoro and boat excursions
Damaraland - take in the spectacular scenery of this wild, mountainous region
Namib-Naukluft National Park - scramble up the giant dunes of Sossusvlei, explore Deadvlei and hike through the Sesriem Canyon
Chobe National Park - search for wildlife on safari and enjoy a cruise on the Chobe River to spot crocodiles and enjoy a magical sunset
Etosha National Park - spend two days exploring Namibia's premier game reserve and head out in search of lions, elephants and more on game drives
Swakopmund - stroll around this charming German colonial town and join an optional dolphin cruise or scenic flight

Included

13 breakfasts, 10 dinners and 1 lunch
Victoria Falls Airport transfer on day 1
Etosha - afternoon game drive in a 4x4 open vehicle and a full day game drive in our overland vehicle (4x4 open vehicle in 2023)
Sesriem - 5km guided walk to Dead Vlei
Transport in a 16 seater overland lodge vehicle
Etosha and Chobe National Park entrance fees
13 nights mid-range (3-4 star) lodges, chalets and small hotels, all with en suite facilities
In 2023 a Windhoek airport departure transfer will be included on day 14. In 2022 it can be booked for a supplement.
Okavango Delta - mokoro trip, scenic boat tour and game walks
Chobe National Park - morning game drive and afternoon Chobe River Cruise
Services of an experienced local guide/driver

Not Included

International flights and visas
Optional activities, additional meals and drinks
Local Payment: ZAR/NAD 2500, to be paid in cash
Tipping - an entirely personal gesture
Victoria Falls NP entrance fee and excursions

Itinerary

Day 1

Victoria Falls

Upon arrival at Victoria Falls Airport you will be met and transferred to our start hotel. At 3pm there is a pre departure meeting in the hotel foyer. The rest of the day is free for you to independently explore. Be sure to allow enough time to visit the spectacular Victoria Falls which are without doubt one of the most spectacular sights in Africa!

Victoria Falls is a charming town and there's a whole host of exciting activities available to book locally, from scenic helicopter flights over the falls and bungee jumping, to white water rafting and sunset cruises. Pre tour accommodation is available on request if you would like to spend longer here.
Overnight: Victoria Falls

Days 2-3

Chobe National Park

Victoria Falls - Chobe River (Botswana). The morning of day 2 is free for you to browse the local markets or enjoy some of the optional activities on offer at Victoria Falls. In the afternoon we cross the border into Botswana overnight on the banks of the Chobe River. Chobe is famous for its beautiful scenery, magnificent sunsets and abundance of wildlife and birdlife. The following day we enjoy a morning game drive in Chobe National Park and a sunset game-viewing cruise on the Chobe River. Keep your eyes peeled for elephants, hippos, crocodiles, and other animals coming to the river's edge to drink.
Overnight: Chobe River (2)  |  Breakfast x 2, Dinner x 2

Days 4-5

Okavango Delta

Chobe River - Okavango Delta. On day 4 we drive through Chobe National Park before entering Namibia and travelling to the eastern side of the Caprivi, a narrow stretch of Namibian territory between Botswana and Angola. Crossing back into Botswana we then continue on to our lodge, located on the banks of the Okavango River..

The following day we travel by boat into the Okavango Delta with its picturesque maze of waterways and sprawling grassy plains. We explore this incredible inland delta on a mokoro (traditional canoe) excursion and guided game walks on the smaller islands (water levels permitting).
Overnight: Okavango Delta(2)  |  Breakfast x 2, Lunch x 1, Dinner x 2

Day 6

The Okavango River

Okavango Delta - Okavango River (Namibia). Departing the Delta we cross back into Namibia and continue through the Caprivi Strip, stopping to spend the night at a lodge set amongst lush vegetation overlooking the Okavango River and Angola. This afternoon there's an optional boat cruise on the river (book and pay locally) or you can simply relax and enjoy the tranquil surroundings.
Overnight: Okavango River  |  Breakfast, Dinner

Days 7-8

Etosha National Park

Okavango River - Etosha National Park. On day 7 we travel on to Etosha, one of the most important reserves and game sanctuaries in Africa with thousands of wild animals including blue wildebeest, springbok, zebra, kudu, giraffe, cheetah, leopard, lion and elephant. In the afternoon we enjoy a game drive in our overland vehicle and spend the night at a lodge on the eastern side of the park which is housed in a private 4,000-hectare reserve.

The following day we travel from the east of Etosha to the west in our overland vehicle, enjoying a morning game drive en route. Our lodge for the night is located just outside Etosha and in the afternoon we head out on a game drive in open 4x4 vehicles. Dominated by a giant salt pan, it is easy to the spot wildlife that gathers around the few watering holes to drink.

2023 itinerary change: In 2023 we will spend both nights in Etosha at the same lodge (Etosha Village) and on day 7 the full day game drive will be in open 4x4 vehicles from the lodge.
Overnight: Etosha East (1), Etosha West (1)  |  Breakfast x 2, Dinner x 2

Day 9

Damaraland

Etosha National Park - Damaraland. We travel on to Damaraland today, one of the most scenic areas of Namibia, dominated by prehistoric water courses with open plains and grassland, massive granite koppies and deep gorges. Our lodge is located on top of a mountain with spectacular views of the surrounding area. Spend the afternoon taking in the incredible setting or simply relaxing by the pool.
Overnight: Damaraland  |  Breakfast, Dinner

Day 10

Swakopmund

Damaraland - Swakopmund. We travel south today, through the beautiful Damaraland region with its mountain ranges, dry valleys and rugged terrain. We arrive into Swakopmund and spend the afternoon exploring this charming German colonial town.
Overnight: Swakopmund  |  Breakfast

Days 11-12

Sossusvlei & Sesriem

Swakopmund - Sesriem. Our journey on day 11 takes us further south through ever-changing scenery to our accommodation located on the edge of the Namib Desert. Our lodge here is just a few kilometers from the mighty dunes of Sossusvlei. The following morning we head into the desert to appreciate the beauty of the dunes, which are the highest in the world. Enjoy a leisurely 5km walk to Sossusvlei and Deadvlei, and a hike through the staggering Sesriem Canyon. Springbok, oryx and ostrich are some of the hardy species you may be able to spot living out in the desert.
Overnight: Sesriem (2)  |  Breakfast x 2, Dinner x 2

Day 13

Windhoek

Sesriem - Windhoek. After breakfast transfer to Windhoek where we spend our final night in Namibia's capital.
Overnight: Windhoek  |  Breakfast

Day 14

Windhoek

Our African adventure comes to an end after breakfast today.

Please Note: In 2023 a departure transfer to Windhoek airport will be included. In 2022 it can be booked upon request for a supplement. We can also book post tour accommodation upon request.
Breakfast

Prices & Dates

Departure dates marked with a 'G' are guaranteed to operate. All other departure are guaranteed with a minimum of 4 persons. This safari has a maximum group size of 16. The 'Twin Share' price is per person when there are 2 people sharing a room. The 'Single Room' price is applicable to all solo travellers, or if your booking party cannot reach the minimum of 2 persons in a room. Single Rooms can also be booked by any other person wanting the comfort and privacy of their own room.

Local payment - ZAR/NAD 2500, to be paid in cash

Please note that this is payable locally on day 1 of your trip in the currency specified.

Guaranteed Departure
Available
Contact us to book
Not Available
2022
Twin Share
Single Room
USD $4,465
USD $5,355
USD $4,165
USD $5,055
2023
Twin Share
Single Room
USD $4,225
USD $5,115
USD $4,225
USD $5,115
USD $4,225
USD $5,115
USD $4,665
USD $5,555
USD $4,665
USD $5,555
USD $4,665
USD $5,555
USD $4,665
USD $5,555
USD $4,665
USD $5,555

Extra Prices

Twin Share
Single Room

Hotels

The hotels listed below are ones which we frequently use on this tour. We reserve the right to substitute these hotels to ones of a similar standard.

Cresta Sprayview Hotel, Victoria Falls

Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: 3 Star Hotel

Located just 1.4km from Victoria Falls, you're able to see the spray from the hotel when the falls are in full flood. Rooms are comfortable, boasting queen-sized beds, ensuite bathrooms, a safe and climate control. Wi-Fi is available in all areas of the hotel, including outside on the sun terrace. There's a buffet breakfast at the onsite restaurant, and you can also enjoy meals outside by the pool, and enjoy a drink at either of the two bars.

Chobe Safari Lodge, Chobe National Park

Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: Standard Lodge

Situated on the banks of the Chobe River, Chobe Safari Lodge is an excellent gateway to Chobe, Victoria Falls and the Zambezi Region. Rooms are spacious, with excellent facilities and private balconies. The restaurant serves a fantastic array of African and International cuisine. The Cocktail and Sedudu Bar is a great place to relax with a cocktail as the sun sets. The lodge is in Kasane, just 5 kilometres from Chobe National Park.

Swamp Stop Chalets, Okavango Delta

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: Mid Range Lodge

Located on the banks of the Okavango River, the Swamp Stop River Camp features 12 simply furnished, en-suite rooms, complete with a verandah, deck and mini bar. The camp has a fully licensed bar and restaurant. There's a raised bird viewing deck where guests can glimpse abundant birdlife, otters, and crocodiles, in addition to two swimming pools for a refreshing dip after a day of sightseeing. Free Wi-F is available in communal areas.

Hakusembe River Lodge, Zambezi Region (Caprivi Strip)

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: Mid Range Lodge

Comprising several individual bungalows, the Hakusembe River Lodge is a delightful property that sits on the banks of the river which marks the border between Namibia and Angola. Each of the rooms fuses contemporary design with traditional African decor, providing a stylish and comfortable living space for guests. The lodge has an outdoor pool, nestled within its lush gardens, a gift shop and a restaurant. When not busy on safari, guests can indulge in a stroll through the surrounding jungle or a spot of fishing.

Mokuti Etosha Lodge, Etosha National Park

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: Mid Range Lodge

Located on the eastern side of Etosha, Mokuti Etosha Lodge is a cool, green tropical oasis. The hotel has thatched buildings throughout as well as beautifully tended gardens and two sparkling swimming pools - Mokuti is Ovambo for 'In the forest'. Guest rooms are all air-conditioned with en suite facilities, other mod-cons and complimentary Wi-Fi. The lodge also has a number of dining options including the Tambuti Dining Room and Terrace as well as the African Boma.

Etosha Village, Etosha National Park

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: Mid Range Lodge

Located on the outskirts of Etosha National Park, Etosha Village makes the perfect base for exploring Namibia's wild side. 55 individual chalets each feature air conditioning, ensuite bathrooms, and an outdoor patio and seating area where guests can listen to the sounds of the bush in the evening. There are 3 separate restaurants, a bar with large-screen TV, outdoor fireplace, onsite shop, and 2 swimming pools (one for children). The entire site is surrounded by lush mopane forest and guided walks and game drives into the nearby reserve can be arranged.

Ugab Terrace Lodge, Damaraland

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: Mid Range Lodge

Perched on a hill-top overlooking the stunning scenery of Damaraland, Ugab Terrace Lodge boasts 16 private chalets, sleeping two people each. All chalets feature twin beds, a shower, a toilet, and a balcony for making the most of the view. Ceilings are made from traditional wood for an authentic look, and ceiling fans keep the occupant cool during the day. There's also a splash pool, communal lounge, and onsite restaurant. The lodge is also home to the 15th longest zipline in the world, for those who want to get the adrenaline pumping during their stay!

The Delight, Swakopmund

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

Less than a 10-minute walk from the beach, The Delight is a bright and modern property in the heart of Swakopmund. Rooms are modern, spacious, air-conditioned, and include flat-screen TVs, coffee machines, and ensuite bathrooms. Some rooms also include balconies. There's an onsite restaurant serving a delicious daily breakfast, bar and Wi-Fi is available for a nominal fee.

Desert Quiver Camp, Sesriem

Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: Mid Range Lodge

Located just 5km from the gate of Sossusvlei, the uniquely designed chalets of Desert Quiver Camp are an excellent place to base yourself. Each chalet has a beautiful sloping roof, designed to blend in with the local area. And inside, the comfortable air-conditioned chalets house twin beds, ensuite bathrooms, a safe, and storage. Each self-catered unit also has its own patio with BBQ facilities and a kitchenette. The two communal bomas are a great place to enjoy a meal with the group, and there's also a well-stocked bar with a TV and a swimming pool. Fresh ingredients for cooking can be ordered daily, or if you book in advance then the nearby Sossusvlei Lodge will cook for you!

In Brief

Range
Trip Type
Starts
Victoria Falls
Ends
Windhoek
Departs
Year round
Group Size
Min 4 / Max 16
Hotel Rating
Mid range lodges
Local Payment
ZAR/NAD 2500, to be paid in cash
Tour Guide
Yes - escorted by a tour guide/driver
Meals
Breakfast: 13, Lunch: 1, Dinner: 10
Visiting
Victoria Falls, Chobe National Park, Okavango Delta, Zambezi Region (Caprivi Strip), Etosha National Park, Damaraland, Swakopmund, Sesriem, Windhoek
Countries
Aerial view of the dazzling blue water of Victoria Falls
Baby elephant following adult elephant across the dirt road at Chobe National Park
Mokoro boat gliding along the Okavango River
The blue water of the Zambezi Region, formerly known as the Caprivi Strip
Gemsbok standing at a water hole at Etosha National Park
Colonial building and palm trees at dusk in Swakopmund
Orange sand dunes stretching into the distance at Sesriem
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