15 Day Namibia, Chobe and Victoria Falls

15 Day Namibia, Chobe and Victoria Falls

Safari tour package:
A custom, tailor-made, private safari
Price per person*:
$3511 - $65710
Includes internal flights:
Yes
Length of safari:
15 days
Best months:
All year
Countries visited:
Parks visited:
Activity level:
Easy - Game drives, bush dinners
Safari type:
Adventure safaris Big five
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This self-drive holiday offers an opportunity to explore the world-famous sand dunes in the Namib Desert, visit seal colonies on the Skeleton Coast and search for desert-dwelling elephants in Damarland, before observing a dramatic change in the landscape as you drive north and enter the Caprivi Strip, bordered by the Okavango, Kwando, Chobe and Zambezi rivers. You’ll then cross into Botswana for a safari in the Chobe Game Reserve, before driving into Zimbabwe to visit the mighty Victoria Falls.

Day 1: Arrival in Windhoek

Upon arrival you will be met by your driver and transferred to your lovely accommodation in the centre of Windhoek.

Your rental vehicle will be delivered to your hotel. Your vehicle will have a sat-nav and mobile phone, plus you will also be provided with an information pack which will include driving directions, accommodation details and contact phone numbers.

You can spend the rest of the day exploring Namibia’s capital city. 

Overnight: Windhoek
Meals: (Breakfast/_/_)

Day 2: Windhoek to Namib Desert

After breakfast you’ll leave Windhoek and drive to Sossusvlei in the Namib Desert in the southwest of the country. You’ll stay in Sossusvlei for the next two nights and you’ll have time to explore the iconic towering sand dunes, as well as other incredible geographical formations of the region, such as Sesriem Canyon.

Overnight:  Sossusvlei
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Day 3: Exploring Sossusvlei

We recommend that you wake up early to climb the iconic sand dunes at sunrise, or if you prefer you can soar above this breathtaking landscape in a hot air balloon. Other activities you can enjoy today include a nature drive to spot the desert-adapted wildlife, a dune walk or an eco-sensitive guided quad bike excursion, sand boarding and horse riding. In the evening you can enjoy a gin and tonic on a sundowner tour, or after dark you can join a star gazing excursion with a knowledgeable guide.

Overnight: Sossusvlei
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Day 4: Sossusvlei to Swakopmund

This morning you’ll leave the Namib Desert and you’ll drive north through beautiful canyons and striking scenery as you head towards to the lovely town of Swakopmund on the Skeleton Coast.

Walvis Bay is a stunning spot just outside Swakopmund and we highly recommend stopping off on your way into town. Sheltered by the Pelican Point sand spit, Walvis Bay’s tidal lagoon is home to abundant birdlife including flamingos and pelicans.

Swakopmund itself is a former colonial town famous for its German architecture and culture - many residents speak German and there's even an Oktoberfest beer festival.  It is an ideal place to spend a couple of days in between visiting the dunes of Sossusvlei and exploring the attractions of northern Namibia.

Overnight: Swakopmund
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Day 5: Swakopmund and the Skeleton Coast

Today you’ll have a full day to explore Swakopmund and the surrounding area. You can search for Cape Fur seals and dolphins off Pelican Point on a boat cruise or guided kayaking trip, take a scenic flight over the desert, join a bird watching excursion or a living desert tour, or you may wish to visit the Swakopmund Lighthouse, the Swakopmund Museum and Sandwich Harbour.

Just outside Swakopmund several sand dunes have been set aside for adventure activities, including sand boarding, quad biking, camel riding and off-road driving.

Overnight: Swakopmund
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Day 6: Swakopmund to Damaraland

This morning you’ll resume your Namibian road trip and head further north up the Skeleton Coast to Damaraland. En route we recommend that you stop at Henties Bay to see the Cape Cross seal colony and you may wish to visit the shipwreck of MS Winston at Durissa Bay.

On arrival you’ll settle into your accommodation and you can spend the afternoon relaxing at your lodge, or if you wish you can take a walk in the surrounding area, stopping at viewpoints to marvel at the beautiful Damaraland landscape.

There are also options for you to take an elephant nature drive in search of Namibia's remaining desert-dwelling elephants, or you may wish to join the Twyfelfontein, Burnt Mountain and Organ Pipes excursion to see the rock engravings at the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Twyfelfontein.

Overnight: Damaraland
Meals: (Breakfast/_/Dinner)

Day 7: Damaraland to Etosha

After breakfast you’ll continue your journey and you’ll drive east towards Etosha National Park. We offer a choice of superb lodges, both in the park and on its borders.

Etosha offers fantastic wildlife viewing opportunities, particularly around the waterholes. You can expect to see elephant, giraffe, lion, leopard, zebra, springbok and gemsbok and it’s also one of the best places in Southern Africa to see the endangered cheetah, black rhino and rare antelope species such as black-faced impala, Damara dik dik and roan antelope.

Overnight: Etosha
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Day 8: On Safari in Etosha

Today you’ll have a full day to explore Etosha National Park.

Despite being one of Africa's largest national parks, Etosha is easy to drive around yourself as all roads lead back to the main road. This means you can take your time visiting the many different waterholes such as Halali, Okondeka and Okaukuejo, where large concentrations of wildlife congregate.

Almost a quarter of Etosha consists of salt pans, including the Etosha Pan which is undoubtedly the park’s most distinctive and dramatic feature. The Etosha Pan is the only known mass breeding ground for flamingos in Namibia and at times there can be up to a million flamingos here.

Overnight: Etosha
Meals: (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)

Day 9: Etosha to Caprivi West

You’ll have a long drive today (approximately 7-8 hours) to the town of Rundu, the gateway to the Caprivi Strip. You’ll see a dramatic change in the landscape as you leave the dry desert that makes up most of Namibia and enter the Okavango River system.

From Rundu you’ll drive 180km northeast to your stunning lodge which is situated on the banks of the Okavango River, in the Kavango East region, 40 km from the Popa Falls and Bwabwatha National Park.

Depending on your arrival time you may be able to enjoy a motorised boat trip, a mokoro excursion, a visit to Popa Falls or a cultural tour to a local village.

Overnight: Caprivi West
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Day 10: Caprivi West to Caprivi East

Today you’ll cross the Kwando River to the eastern tip of the Caprivi where Namibia borders Botswana, Angola, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Your accommodation tonight is a wonderful lodge on the banks of the Kwando River in the heart of the Mayuni Conservancy, within Bwabwata National Park.  You’ll stay in a tent suite up in the trees, overlooking the river and floodplains with stunning views of the wildlife below.

The lodge offers a range of activities including game drives, guided bush walks and cultural village visits.

Overnight: Caprivi East
Meals: (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)

Day 11: Caprivi East to Chobe

Today you will leave Namibia and drive into Botswana. We have arrangements on the ground at the border town on Katima Mulilo to ensure that you have a smooth border crossing. You will then drive into Chobe Game Reserve where you’ll spend the next two nights.

Overnight: Chobe
Meals: (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)

Day 12: On Safari in Chobe

Chobe is renowned for its prolific wildlife and huge concentrations of game and today you can experience an early morning game drive and an afternoon boat trip on the Chobe River where you’ll have a chance to see to hippos and crocodiles basking in the sun, plus herds of elephants and an abundance of other wildlife and birdlife.

Overnight: Chobe
Meals: (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)

Day 13: Chobe to Victoria Fall

Today you’ll leave Botswana and drive into Zimbabwe. Your destination is Victoria Falls where you’ll stay for two nights. The drive should take around four and a half hours, including the border crossing.

Your wonderful lodge is located on the banks of the Zambezi River and it is a fantastic base from which to experience the majestic Victoria Falls and the mighty Zambezi River.

Overnight: Victoria Falls
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Day 14: Enjoy Victoria Falls

We recommend that you start your day with a walking tour of the breathtaking Victoria Falls.

Getting up close to the falls is a truly exhilarating experience! You can walk along the footpaths and stop at the various viewpoints to see the falls from different perspectives. If you would like to have a bird’s eye views of the falls we can arrange an exciting helicopter ride or microlight flight during which you’ll circle over Victoria Falls, the nearby islands and the Zambezi River.

You may wish to experience a game drive in the Zambezi National Park, or you can participate in adventurous activities such as gorge swinging, white water rafting, kayaking, or bungee jumping!

Overnight: Victoria Falls
Meals: (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)

Day 15: International Return Flight

Unfortunately your ‘Namibia, Chobe and Victoria Falls’ adventure is coming to an end. After breakfast you’ll be transferred to Livingstone Airport where you’ll board a flight to Johannesburg to connect with your international flight home. 

Overnight: International flight
 

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

  • Olive Grove Guesthouse
  • Desert Homestead
  • Villa Margherita
  • Mowani Mountain Camp
  • Mushara Outpost
  • River Dance Lodge
  • Nambwa Tented Lodge
  • Kubu Lodge
  • Imbabala Lodge
  • Damaraland Camp
  • Ongava Lodge
  • River Dance Lodge
  • Muchenje Safari Lodge
  • Zambezi Sands

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Parks you will visit

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Animals you will see

African buffalo
African buffalo
African caracal
African caracal
Baboon
Baboon
Bat-eared fox
Bat-eared fox
Rhinoceros
Rhinoceros
Dik dik
Dik dik
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Activities you can do

Bird watching
Bird watching
Boating / canoeing
Boating / canoeing
Bush walks
Bush walks
Cultural / Tribal visits
Cultural / Tribal visits
Game drives
Game drives
Helicopter tours
Helicopter tours
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