Victoria Falls | Zambia & Zimbabwe | Africa
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SMALL GROUP ACCOMMODATED SAFARI : Embark upon an amazing two week adventure in Southern Africa. From Windhoek take in the highlights of Namibia and Botswana, en route to Zimbabwe's spectacular Victoria Falls. Travel through incredible landscapes, scale the towering Sossusvlei dunes and encounter wonderful wildlife on safari in Etosha and Chobe National Parks. Explore the waterways of the Okavango Delta, cruise the Chobe River and much more along the way.

Inclusions
Itinerary
Prices & Dates

Trip Highlights

Namib-Naukluft National Park - scramble up the giant dunes of Sossusvlei, explore Deadvlei and hike through the Sesriem Canyon
Damaraland - take in the spectacular scenery of this wild, mountainous region
Okavango Delta - explore the network of watery pathways through the delta on guided nature walks, mokoro and boat excursions
Okavango Delta - explore the network of watery pathways through the delta aboard traditional mokoro canoes and enjoy a guided nature walk
Swakopmund - stroll around this charming German colonial town and join an optional dolphin cruise or scenic flight
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
Chobe National Park - search for wildlife on safari and enjoy a cruise on the Chobe River to spot crocodiles and enjoy a magical sunset
Victoria Falls - finish your tour in this charming Zimbabwean town which is home to the spectacular Victoria Falls

Included

13 breakfasts and 10 dinners
Windhoek Hosea Kutako International Airport transfer on day 1 and Victoria Falls Airport transfer on day 14 in a private vehicle
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
13 nights mid-range (3-4 star) lodges with en suite facilities
Etosha - afternoon game drive in a 4x4 open vehicle and one game drive in a safari vehicle
Sesriem - 5km guided walk to Dead Vlei
Transport in a 16 seater overland lodge vehicle
Etosha and Chobe National Park entrance fees

Not Included

International flights and visas
Optional activities, additional meals and drinks
Local Payment: ZAR 2000, to be paid in cash on day 1
Tipping - an entirely personal gesture
Victoria Falls NP entrance fee and excursions

Itinerary

Day 1

Windhoek

Welcome to Namibia! Upon arrival at Hosea Kutako International Airport, you'll be met and transferred to our start hotel in Windhoek. The rest of the day is free to relax or head out and explore Namibia's capital city.
Overnight: Windhoek

Days 2-3

Sossusvlei & Sesriem

Windhoek - Sesriem. Leaving Windhoek, we travel south to 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 moderate 5-kilometre 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 4

Swakopmund

Sesriem - Swakopmund. Today we head towards the coast, stopping for lunch at Walvis Bay. This part of Namibia is known for the huge numbers of flamingos that gather to feed, and you'll be able to get a good look at these beautiful birds.

Arriving in the German colonial coastal town of Swakopmund mid-afternoon, there's free time for you to relax at the hotel or enjoy some of the optional activities available. You could head out to sea on a dolphin-watching cruise, or take to the skies with a scenic flight over the Namib Desert (book and pay locally).
Overnight: Swakopmund  |  Breakfast

Day 5

Damaraland

Swakopmund - Damaraland. After a leisurely morning, we head north through the incredible mountainous terrain of Damaraland. The views along the route are spectacular, and we stop to meet some of the native Herero tribe and shop at a Herero market.

Our lodge is located on top of a mountain with spectacular views of the surrounding area, as well as a pool carved out of the natural rock face. It's an amazing place to spend the night.
Overnight: Damaraland  |  Breakfast, Dinner

Days 6-7

Etosha National Park

Damaraland - Etosha National Park. On day 6 we travel on to Etosha, Namibia's flagship national park. This afternoon we head out on our first 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. Some of the species you're may spot in the park include lion, leopard, cheetah, elephant, zebra and giraffe. Our lodge is located just outside the park entrance and this evening you can sit on your private patio and listen to the sounds of the bush.

On day 7 we game drive through the heart of Etosha, spotting wildlife as we go. On arrival at the eastern side of the park, we spend the night at a lodge which is housed in a private 4,000-hectare reserve. Who knows what wildlife will show up at your doorstep!
Overnight: Etosha South (1), Etosha East (1)  |  Breakfast x 2, Dinner x 2

Day 8

Okavango River

Etosha National Park - Rundu. Heading out of Etosha National Park, we journey north and enter the Caprivi Strip, a narrow stretch of Namibian territory between Botswana and Angola. Arrive at the Hakusembe River Lodge, which is located near the Okavango River. Here you can opt for a boat cruise on the river during the afternoon, or simply relax and enjoy your tranquil surroundings.
Overnight: Rundu  |  Breakfast, Dinner

Days 9-10

Okavango Delta

Rundu - Okavango Delta (Botswana). On day 9 we travel further into the Caprivi Strip, before crossing into Botswana and arriving at our lodge on the edge of the Okavango Delta. The next day sees us exploring the Okavango Delta by boat and on foot. We enjoy a mokoro (traditional canoe) cruise and guided game walks on land (water levels permitting). The Delta is home to the majority of Africa's iconic species, from giraffe to rhino and hippo to elephant.
Overnight: Okavango Delta (2)  |  Breakfast x 2, Dinner x 2

Days 11-12

Chobe National Park

Okavango Delta - Chobe National Park. Day 11 we head back into Namibia and continue along the Caprivi Strip, thrn cross back into Botswana via Chobe National Park to our lodge on the banks of the Chobe River. Not far away is a point where four countries (Namibia, Bolivia, Zambia and Zimbabwe) all converge.

The next day we venture into Chobe National Park in search of the Big Five on an included morning game drive and in the afternoon we head out onto the Chobe River for a sunset game viewing cruise. Keep your eyes peeled for elephants, hippos, crocodiles, and other animals coming to the river's edge to drink.
Overnight: Chobe National Park (2)  |  Breakfast x 2, Dinner x 2

Day 13

Victoria Falls

Chobe National Park - Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe). Today we complete the final leg of our journey to Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. The rest of the day is free for you to browse the local markets, visit the spectacular Victoria Falls and enjoy some of the optional activities on offer. You could take a helicopter ride over the falls, or get up close to the mighty cascade on a sunset cruise.
Overnight: Victoria Falls  |  Breakfast

Day 14

Victoria Falls

Goodbye Africa! Today our safari adventure comes to an end. There's time for breakfast at the hotel before your included transfer to Victoria Falls airport for your onward flight.
Breakfast

Prices & Dates

Departure dates are guaranteed to run subject to a minimum of 4 travellers. This safari has a maximum group size of 12. 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 2000, to be paid in cash on day 1

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

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In Brief

Range
Starts
Windhoek
Ends
Victoria Falls
Departs
Year round
Hotel Rating
Mid Range lodges
Local Payment
ZAR 2000, to be paid in cash on day 1
Tour Guide
Yes - escorted by a tour guide/driver
Meals
Breakfast: 13, Dinner: 10
Orange sand dunes stretching into the distance at Sesriem
Colonial building and palm trees at dusk in Swakopmund
Gemsbok standing at a water hole at Etosha National Park
Mokoro boat gliding along the Okavango River
Baby elephant following adult elephant across the dirt road at Chobe National Park
Aerial view of the dazzling blue water of Victoria Falls
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