Etosha, Caprivi, Chobe and Victoria Falls Safari

With the main focus on game viewing we visit some of the best parks in the region: Etosha, Mahangu, Bwabwata, Mudumu and Chobe National Parks

Safari tour package:
A custom, tailor-made, private safari
Price per person*:
$2780 - $4152
Includes internal flights:
No
Length of safari:
11 days
Best months:
All year
Countries visited:
Parks visited:
Activity level:
Easy - Game drives, bush dinners
Safari type:
Adventure safaris Big five Birding safaris Birding Boating safaris Boating
*Prices are estimates and used as guidelines only. Please contact the tour operator for an exact quote.
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This is one of our most popular safaris. It provides a great combination of some of Southern Africa’s biggest attractions. We will start in Windhoek and after a three day visit to Etosha National Park which is Namibia’s and one of Africa’s biggest and best known parks, we will continue up to the Caprivi Strip of Namibia. Here we will explore the lesser known Bwabwata and Mahango National Parks as well as the big rivers in the Caprivi, the Okavango, Kwando and Zambezi Rivers. Finally, we will move on to Chobe National Park in Botswana and finish off in Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. We will do lots of game drives and boat cruises and stay in top quality lodges along the way. We can extend this safari to include Sossusvlei and Damaraland in Namibia as well as the rest of Botswana and/or Zambia.

Day 1
Etosha Safari Lodge, Gondwana Collection Namibia, Etosha National Park

 

Day Itinerary

After breakfast we will depart for Etosha National Park where will spend the next 4 nights. Etosha is one of Africa’s biggest and best National Parks and one of the main tourist attractions in Namibia. It is 22 912 km 2 in size of which the Etosha Pan, a shallow depression that only holds water after good rainy seasons, is 5000 km 2 in size. Etosha is known for its spectacular game viewing and the waterholes attract huge numbers of game in the dry season when all the open water has dried up. During the rainy season in the park the dry grassland is transformed into a green oasis and this is the time you find young of various animal species in huge numbers. 114 Species of mammal are found in the park and it is the best place in the world to see Black Rhino. Other game include elephant, lion, leopard, cheetah, hyena, giraffe, honey-badger, black-faced impala, kudu, eland, damara dik-dik, warthog and big herds of springbok, zebra, blue wildebeest, red hartebeest and oryx. More than 300 species of birds are found here and it is brilliant for finding raptors. One of the highlights of the park is flood-lit waterholes at the 3 main camps where game viewing continues long after the sun has set. 

Included

Dinner, Bed and Breakfast

 

Day 2
Etosha Safari Lodge, Gondwana Collection Namibia, Etosha National Park

 

Day Itinerary

We will do morning and afternoon games drives and relax at the pool or camp waterhole between drives. 

Included

Park Fees

Game Drives in our own vehicle

 

Day 3
Mokuti Etosha Lodge, Etosha National Park

 

Day Itinerary

From here we will make our way across the park in a full morning game drive to Mokuti Lodge on the eastern boundary where we will spend the next 2 nights. I love this lodge and part of the park with excellent game viewing and am sure you will enjoy this as well. 

Included

Dinner, Bed and Breakfast

 

Day 4
Mokuti Etosha Lodge, Etosha National Park

 

Day Itinerary

We will do morning and afternoon games drives and relax at the pool or camp waterhole between drives. 

Included

Park Fees

Game Drives in our own vehicle

 

 

Day 5
Mahangu Safari Lodge, Mahango Game Reserve

 

Day Itinerary

After breakfast we will depart for the Caprivi, one of Namibia’s hidden secrets. The Caprivi with its lush green woodland and big rivers are completely different to what we experienced in Etosha. After arriving and settling in at our lodge which is situated on the banks of the mighty Okavango River, we can either relax or do a late afternoon game drive in Mahango National Park or a sun-downer boat cruise. We will enjoy a good night’s rest after the day’s journey while listening to the sound of hippos.

Included

Dinner, Bed and Breakfast

 

Day 6
Mahangu Safari Lodge, Mahango Game Reserve

 

Day Itinerary

After breakfast we will do a mixture of game drives in Mahango and Bwabwata National Parks and a boat cruise on the Okavango River if we didn’t do one the previous afternoon. Both these parks are well known for their big buffalo herds and plenty of hippos. Other game that we might see includes elephant, lion, leopard, wild dog, impala, kudu, lechwe, giraffe, warthog, sable, roan, zebra, reedbuck and bushbuck to name a few. Between game drives we will have lunch and relax at our lodge while enjoying the beautiful view of the mighty Okavango River. Other additional activities that could be arranged include a mokoro trip or trying your hand at catching the legendary tiger fish.

Activities

Mahango Game Reserve

 

Included

1 x Boat Cruise

Game Drives in our own vehicle at Mahangu National Park

Day 7
Namushasha River Lodge, Gondwana Collection Namibia, Bwabwata National Park

 

Day Itinerary

After breakfast we will continue our safari further east along the Caprivi Strip. After a short drive of about 200 km we will have lunch and settle into our lodge on the banks of the channels of the beautiful Kwando River. We will then explore the Kwando section of Bwabwata and/or Mudumu National Parks with a mixture game drives and boat cruises. These two parks are home to the highest elephant population in Namibia. Besides these giants we will try and find buffalo, lion, leopard, wild dog, impala, sable, tssesebe, roan, giraffe, hippo, zebra, wildebeest, lechwe, baboons and steenbok. We will also try and visit the famous Horseshoe lagoon where huge herds of elephant are very common in the afternoon. The thick dense vegetation of Bwabwata is well known for leopard sightings. 

Included

Boat Cruise

Game Drive

 

 

Day 8
Chobe Safari Lodge, Chobe River Front

 

Day Itinerary

After the morning activity in Bwabwata National Park we will make our way to Katima Mulilo where we will have lunch. From here you will be transferred to Kasane, Botswana and you will cross over into Botswana at the Ngoma gate which is one of the most scenic border posts overlooking the Chobe River floodplain. The last 60 km of this road takes us right through Chobe National Park and after settling in at your lodge in Kasane you will enjoy a sun-downer drink while enjoying the great view over the Chobe River. Kasane is a small town bordering Chobe National Park and is the perfect base from which to explore this park. It is not uncommon to see wildlife in and around town.

Included

Dinner, Bed and Breakfast

 

Day 9
Chobe Safari Lodge, Chobe River Front

 

Day Itinerary

This whole day will be dedicated to explore Chobe National Park. You will do a game drive and a boat cruise and the time of the year will determine which one you do first. Chobe has the highest concentration of elephants in the world as well as one of the highest wildlife concentrations on earth. Besides all the elephants you will also try and find buffalo, sable, wild dog, puku (southernmost limit of its range), lechwe, lion, leopard, hippo, crocodile, bushbuck, waterbuck, giraffe and huge zebra herds. Elephants crossing, playing or swimming in the Chobe River is a sight you will never forget. You will again stay in the same lodge overlooking the Chobe River.

Included

Game Drive with Chobe Safari Lodge

Boat Cruise

 

 

Day 10
A'Zambezi River Lodge, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

 

Day Itinerary

After breakfast you will be transferred across the border into Zimbabwe which will be your third and last country that you will visit on this safari. It is a short drive of about 70 km and continue to keep an eye open for wildlife along the way. After arriving you will continue straight to your lodge which is situated close to the falls which is also known as ‘Mosi-oa-Tunya’ – The Smoke that Thunders. It is one of the most beautiful and most majestic waterfalls in the world and it is not difficult to see why the Victoria Falls are one of the 7 natural wonders of the world. After lunch and settling into your lodge you will have the afternoon open for any of the following additional activities which is not included in the price: Helicopter flights over the falls and the game park (this is a brilliant experience and can be highly recommended), bungee jumping, walking with lions, elephant back safari and sun-downer boat cruise on the Zambezi River. 

Included

Dinner, Bed and Breakfast

 

Day 11
Departure

 

Day Itinerary

After a relaxing breakfast you will fly out of Vic Falls International Airport or we will continue our safari onto the rest of Botswana or Zambia.

Listed below are hotels/lodges/resorts that the safari tour operator can accomodate for you.

  • Etosha Safari Lodge, Gondwana Collection Namibia
  • Mokuti Etosha Lodge
  • Mahangu Safari Lodge
  • Namushasha River Lodge, Gondwana Collection Namibia
  • Chobe Safari Lodge
  • A'Zambezi River Lodge

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Parks you will visit

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Animals you will see

Aardvark
Aardvark
African buffalo
African buffalo
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African caracal
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Baboon
Bat-eared fox
Bat-eared fox
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Rhinoceros
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Horseback riding
Horseback riding
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Bird watching
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Boating / canoeing
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