Elephants in Etosha National Park | Namibia | Africa
FROM: USD $5,055 pp
Victoria Falls to Table Mountain - 20 days map

SMALL GROUP ACCOMMODATED SAFARI: Travel from Zimbabwe's spectacular Victoria Falls to Cape Town - South Africa's captivating Mother City, taking in the best of Botswana and Namibia en route. Traverse the Kalahari and Namib deserts and game drive through Chobe, Etosha and Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. Marvel at the magnificent Sossusvlei dunes, ride a mokoro in the Okavango Delta and more on this 20-day overland adventure with comfortable lodge accommodation.

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
Swakopmund - stroll around this charming German colonial town and join an optional dolphin cruise or scenic flight
Fish River Canyon - admire the world's second largest canyon
Cape Town - end your adventure in South Africa's captivating Mother City and enjoy a full day tour of the beautiful Cape Peninsula
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
Augrabies Falls National Park - marvel at the magnificent Augrabies Falls where the Orange River plummets 56m into the gorge below
Namib-Naukluft National Park - scramble up the giant dunes of Sossusvlei, explore Deadvlei and hike through the Sesriem Canyon
Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park - spot the famous black maned lion on game drives in this vast reserve

Included

19 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 14 dinners
Victoria Falls Airport transfer on day 1
Chobe National Park - morning game drive and afternoon Chobe River Cruise
Etosha - afternoon game drive in a 4x4 open vehicle and full game drive through the park in our overland truck (4x4 open vehicle in 2023)
Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park - morning and afternoon game drives
Transport in a 16 seater overland vehicle
Park entrance fees
19 nights mid-range (3-4 star) lodges with en suite facilities
In 2023 a Cape Town Airport departure transfer will be included on day 20. In 2022 it can be booked for a supplement.
Okavango Delta - mokoro trip, scenic boat tour and game walks
Sesriem - 5km guided walk to Dead Vlei
Cape Peninsula full day tour
Services of an experienced local guide/driver

Not Included

International flights and visas
Optional activities, additional meals and drinks
Local Payment: ZAR 3600, 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  |  Breakfast

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 and 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 on the edge of the lush Okavango Delta.

The following day we travel by boat into the 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

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 kilometres 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

Fish River Canyon

Sesriem - Fish River Canyon. Leaving Sesriem this morning we continue our journey south through ever changing scenery to our lodge which is set in an incredibly scenic area. Late afternoon we visit the famous Fish River Canyon which is the second largest canyon in the world. At its deepest point this spectacular canyon is 549 metres deep.
Overnight: Fish River Canyon  |  Breakfast, Dinner

Days 14-15

Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park

Fish River Canyon - Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park (South Africa). On day 14 we travel into the heart of the Kalahari and the magnificent Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park in South Africa. This vast reserve covers over 3.6 million hectares and is home to the famous black mane lion. Here we enjoy morning and afternoon game drives and the sparse vegetation is ideal for spotting wildlife, particularly predators including the famous Kalahari lions, notable for the impressive black-maned males.
Overnight: Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park (2)  |  Breakfast x 2, Dinner x 2

Day 16

Augrabies Falls National Park

Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park - Augrabies Falls National Park. We head south to the beautiful Augrabies Falls National Park today, passing an abundance of lush wine farms en route. Reaching the national park we spend the afternoon admiring the spectacular Augrabies Falls from various viewpoints. At these thundering falls, known locally ‘Aukoerebis’ or ‘place of great noise’, the mighty Orange River plummets 56m into the gorge.
Overnight: Augrabies Falls National Park   |  Breakfast

Day 17

Namaqualand

Augrabies Falls National Park - Namaqualand. Today we travel through the beautiful Namaqualand region, which is truly spectacular between August and October when there's an explosion of colourful wild flowers. We spend the night at a guesthouse which is located the foot of the Van Ryns Pass. At the guesthouse there's the opportunity to partake in a wine tasting session where you can sample the local wines of the area (pay locally).
Overnight: Namaqualand  |  Breakfast, Dinner

Days 18-19

Cape Town & the Cape Peninsula

Namaqualand - Cape Town. Travelling via the spectacular Van Ryns Pass we arrive in Cape Town mid afternoon on day 18. Set against the majestic Table Mountain, Cape Town is a captivating city which offers plenty of scenic, historic and cultural attractions. The remains of the day is free to explore Cape Town's bustling Waterfront which has a wonderful range of shops, restaurants and bars.

The following morning we set out on a full day tour of the beautiful Cape Peninsula. Driving along the Atlantic seaboard via Hout Bay and Chapman’s Peak, we take in Table Mountain National Park and Cape Point before returning along the Indian Ocean coastline back to our hotel. A morning or afternoon cable car ascent up iconic Table Mountain is included (weather dependent).
Overnight: Cape Town (2)  |  Breakfast x 2

Day 20

Cape Town

Today our overland adventure comes to an end after breakfast and hotel check out.

Please Note: In 2023 a departure transfer to Cape Town 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 3600, 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 $5,355
USD $6,315
USD $5,055
USD $6,015
2023
Twin Share
Single Room
USD $5,115
USD $5,995
USD $5,115
USD $5,995
USD $5,115
USD $5,995
USD $5,555
USD $6,445
USD $5,555
USD $6,445
USD $5,555
USD $6,445

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

Housed along 300 metres of Okavango River frontage, the 12 private chalets of Swamp Stop offer incredible views as well as a host of amenities. All chalets are air-conditioned with an ensuite bathroom, minibar and BBQ facilities. There's also a communal full-service bar and restaurant to enjoy. There's a raised bird viewing deck where guests can glimpse abundant birdlife, otters, and crocodiles, plus there's a swimming pool to escape the heat. There is free Wi-Fi 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!

Canyon Village, Fish River Canyon

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: Mid Range Lodge

Secluded and exclusive, the Canyon Village in the famous Fish River Canyon is the perfect getaway for those seeking some peace and quiet among some of the most spectacular scenery on the planet. The village consists of a number of bungalows, which are spacious, comfortable and homely, making them excellent bases for exploring the surrounding area. There are plenty of walking and hiking trails in the area that allow travellers to witness the canyon in all its glory and an outdoor pool in which you can soak your aching muscles after your adventure.

Kgalagadi Lodge, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park

Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: Mid Range Lodge

Just 5km outside the wildlife paradise that is Kgalagadi National Transfrontier Park, this lodge offers convenient, fresh and modern chalets for guests looking to explore. Chalets boast queen-sized beds, ensuite bathrooms and an outdoor kitchen and dining area, perfect for enjoying the sunrise, or for watching the wildebeest and other animals which routinely stroll through the area. Air-conditioning is standard in the chalets and there's also a communal swimming pool, and the onsite restaurant makes fresh bread daily and has its own onsite butchery.

Kakamas Hotel, Augrabies Falls National Park

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

Surrounded by lush green vineyards, Kakamas Hotel is located in the small town of Kakamas near the Orange River, and just outside the Augrabies Falls National Park. Each ensuite room is bright and clean, with outside patio areas for relaxing in the evening. All rooms have air-conditioning and tea and coffee-making facilities. Breakfast is served buffet style and there's an onsite coffee shop, grill, and a la carte restaurant and cocktail lounge called Vergelegen. There's also an outdoor swimming pool, with free Wi-fi available in rooms and communal areas.

Highlanders Lodge & Campsite, Namaqualand

Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: Mid Range Lodge

Offering 12 luxury lodges with ensuite bathrooms and air-conditioning, Highlanders Lodge and Campsite is located in the heart of the beautiful Namaqualand wine-producing region of South Africa. Onsite food is locally sourced and there's a well-stocked wine bar next to the outdoor swimming pool. If travelling in winter you'll be glad of the fireplace and pool table. In better weather wine tasting and activities such as mountain biking or wild river swimming are possible.

Protea Hotel by Marriott Cape Town Waterfront Breakwater Lodge, Cape Town

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

Set in a restored 19th-century prison, the unique Protea by Marriott is now a modern hotel on the V&A Waterfront, with great views of Table Mountain. The ensuite rooms feature full-length windows, TV, minibar, air-conditioning, and a chair or sofa. High-speed Wi-Fi is complimentary. Breakfast and other meals are served at the a la carte Stonebreakers restaurant, and there's also a ground floor cafe to enjoy. Guests can also make use of the onsite gym.

In Brief

Range
Trip Type
Starts
Victoria Falls
Ends
Cape Town
Departs
Year round
Group Size
Min 4 / Max 16
Hotel Rating
Mid range lodges
Local Payment
ZAR 3600, to be paid in cash
Tour Guide
Yes - escorted by a tour guide/driver
Meals
Breakfast: 20, Lunch: 1, Dinner: 14
Visiting
Cape Town, Namaqualand, Augrabies Falls National Park, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, Fish River Canyon, Sesriem, Swakopmund, Damaraland, Etosha National Park, Zambezi Region (Caprivi Strip), Okavango Delta, Chobe National Park, Victoria Falls
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
The Brandberg Mountain in Damaraland
Colonial building and palm trees at dusk in Swakopmund
Orange sand dunes stretching into the distance at Sesriem
Aerial view over the Fish River Canyon
Aerial view of Cape Town
Aerial view of Cape Town
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