Namibia Botswana and Victoria Falls Explorer
Take a journey through Southern Africa starting off in Namibia before moving to Botswana and Zimbabwe whilst absorbing some of the most spectacular sights this region has to offer.

Highlights:
Namibia – ‘Namibia’ means ‘open plains’ in the ancient Hottentot language. It is a sought after tourist destination defined by endless sunshine, scenic beauty and unusual and contrasting topography. Namibia is sandwiched between two deserts - the Namib Desert, said to be the oldest in the world, on its western coastline and the Kalahari Desert in the eastern interior. Tour highlights include the sea-side town of Swakopmund, Etosha National Park, a vast oasis in the semi desert with extraordinary game viewing, the lush Caprivi Strip, wide horizons, startling rock formations of the mysterious and ancient Bushman at World Heritage Site of Twyfelfontein, traditional Himba Village Experience, Mahangu National Park.
Botswana – the unique & fascinating Okavango Delta, river safaris in mokoros (traditional dugout canoes), an inland waterway with diverse habitats, mammals, birds and fish , the renowned Chobe National Reserve for abundance of wildlife.
Zimbabwe – enjoy the incredible sight of the famous Victoria Falls locally known as \'Mosi-oa-Tunya\' which means \'The Smoke that Thunders\'. 
Friday 20 June (B) & Saturday 21 June (B) : Swakopmund, Namibia 
Arrive Walvis Bay Airport. You will be transferred to the hotel and meet your guide and the rest of the group at the Hotel in Swakopmund. For the rest of the day as well as the following day you have the opportunity to enjoy the many optional activates that are on offer. Alternatively just soak up the atmosphere of this little quaint German town and enjoy its beauty and beaches. The ‘middle of the desert’ feel is one of its attractions – one can enjoy the wild expanse of the adjacent desert and sea and yet be within easy reach of the creature comforts of Swakopmund\'s hotels, restaurants & bars .

Optional Excursions available
Quad biking (2 hour), Camel Rides (30min), Sand boarding, Desert Tour, Tandem Sky Diving, Shore fishing, Boat fishing, Township Tour,Kayaking (min. of 2 clients),Dolphin Cruise, Paragliding, Camel Rides (30 min)
Accommodation: Hotel A La Mer or similar


Sunday 22 June (BLD) : Cape Cross Seal Colony and Brandberg, Namibia 
We follow the barren Atlantic Coast line on our way out of Swakopmund to visit Cape Cross - the largest breeding place of the Cape Fur Seals. Leaving the cold Atlantic coastline behind we then head inland across the desert plains for Brandberg, the highest mountain in Namibia. Either this afternoon or the next morning we take a walk to visit the “White Lady” one of the most famous rock paintings in the area. The footpath to the site offers spectacular views over the plains of Damaraland.
Distance: 330 km Accommodation: Brandberg White Lady Lodge or similar

Monday 23 June (BLD)  : Twyfelfontein, Petrified Forest and Himba Village, Namibia 
On our journey today we will stop to see ancient Bushmen paintings at Twyfelfontein as well as the Petrified Forest, the trees of which are estimated to be 250 million years old. Twyfelfontein was named a World Heritage site in 2007, the first in the country. Depending on the time of arrival we go and explore a traditional Himba village this afternoon or the next morning. This will be a journey of culture exchange, learning and understanding of the last traditional tribe in Namibia, the Ova-Himba.
Distance: 350 km Accommodation: Oppi Koppi Restcamp or similar 

Tuesday 24 June (BLD) : From Kamanjab to Etosha National Park, Namibia 
After our cultural experience in Kamanjab, we head to Etosha National Park. Etosha Game park was declared a National Park in 1907, it is home to approx. 114 mammal species, 340 bird species, 110 reptile species, 16 amphibian species and, surprisingly, one species of fish.
Distance: 270 km Accommodation: Okaukuejo or similar
 
Wednesday 25 June (BL) & Thursday 26 June (BL) : Etosha National Park, Namibia 
We fill the next 2 days spent on game drives in the hopes of spotting some of the Big Four as well as cheetah, giraffe, zebra and the numerous different types of antelope the park has to offer. Our nights are spent at the flood lit waterholes encountering the parks various nocturnal animals as they come to drink.
Distance: 150 km Accommodation: Halali or similar

Friday 27 June (BL) & Saturday 28 June (B) : Etosha to Kavango River, Namibia
Our journey continues east as we drive along the Caprivi Strip to the town of Rundu. We make our way to Kaisosi Lodge and spend a relaxing afternoon at our lodge on the banks of the Kavango River. Optional activities such as a visit to a traditional village and school or a sunset cruise are available. Alternatively just relax by the pool with a sundowner listening to the sounds of Mother Nature.
Distance: 360 km Accommodation: Kaisosi River Lodge

Sunday 29 June (BLD) & Monday 30 June (BLD) : Kavango River to Okavango Delta, Botswana 
We leave Namibia for Etsha 13, on the western border of the Okavango Delta in Botswana. Unlike other deltas, it flows into the Kalahari Desert without reaching the coast, which makes it unique. It is one of the largest inland river deltas in the world. This unsurpassed natural environment is a maze of waterways, islands and reed banks creating a perfect place for lion, elephant, leopard, buffalo, giraffe, hyena, wild dog, kudu, impala, roan, zebra, lechwe, hippo, and crocodile, and many more. There are 440 bird species in the delta and fish species are also abundant, including tiger fish, sharp-toothed catfish, barbell and bream. The next day is spent exploring the network of water pathways through thick vegetation in mokoros (traditional dugout canoes), discovering a variety of birds and wildlife and will stop at a secluded island to take a 1½ hour guided walk hoping to spot elephants, waterbuck or other animals living in this water filled paradise.
Distance: 370 km Accommodation: Guma Lagoon Camp or similar
 
Tuesday 01 July (BLD) : Eastern Caprivi, Namibia 
Leaving Botswana, we drive up the Western border of the Okavango Delta before crossing back into Namibia and driving through the Caprivi to our camp on the banks of the Kwando River. Enroute to camp you will go on a game drive to the Mahangu National Park. Mahangu National Park is rich in fauna and flora. In the park you have the chance of spotting game, such as sable and roan antelopes, elephants, hippos, buffalos, and many other antelopes. For bird watchers the Mahangu National Park offers more than 420 different bird species.
Distance: 350 km Accommodation: Camp Kwando 

Wednesday 02 July (BLD) : Chobe National Park, Botswana
The next morning we head along the Caprivi and cross the border back into Botswana to Kasane, the gateway to the Chobe National Park. Chobe, which is the second largest national park in Botswana and covers 10,566 square km, has one of the greatest concentrations of elephant found on the African continent. In the afternoon we go on a cruise on the Chobe River, a truly unforgettable experience and one of the best ways to view the wildlife and the spectacular sunset.
Distance: 265 km Accommodation: Chobe Bush Lodge, Chobe Marina or similar

Thursday 03 July (B) : Chobe National Park to Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe 
Continuing our trip we leave Botswana and drive to Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. Your guide will take you on a tour of the mighty Victoria Falls, known by the local Kololo tribe as Mosi oa Tunya- “the Smoke that thunders”. The Falls are over a mile in length and boast the largest curtain of water in the world - over 500 million litres or water per minute go over the falls and drop 100 m at Rainbow Falls on the Zambian side. Not surprisingly is it the seventh wonder of the world and fast becoming one of the top adventure destinations in the world. The rest of the day may be spent at leisure or partaking in one of the many activities on offer.

Optional activities in Victoria Falls

Below is a list of some of the most popular optional activities on offer in Victoria Falls. Pre-booking is recommended to avoid disappointment.

13 Minute Helicopter Flight $ 140.00 (excl. government levies)
22 Minute Helicopter Flight $ 220.00 (excl. government levies)
Boma Dinner $ 65.00
Sunset Cruise $ 50.00
Bungi Jump $ 135.00
Half Day Elephant Back Safari $ 140.00
Elephant Interaction with breakfast or lunch $ 130.00
Full Day Canoeing $ 140.00
Full Day Rafting $ 140.00
Flying Fox (Cable Slide) $ 40.00
Gorge Swing $ 90.00
Zip Line $ 65.00

Distance: 90 km Accommodation: A’Zambezi River Top Lodge or llala Lodge or similar 

Friday 04 July (B) : Departure 
Our safari ends after breakfast, when you will be transferred to Victoria Falls Airport for your onwards flight.
Guide price is per person based on 2 people sharing a twin/double room for 14 nights, including accommodation & meals as in itinerary B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner, all transportation as indicated in the itinerary, international flights.

Cost does not include: local payment of ZAR 1,900 (approx £105) payable locally.
Itinerary may be in a different order or alternative accommodation may be offered subject to conditions / availability.  
  • 2 Nights Bed & Breakfast in Swakopmund - Namibia
  • 1 Night Full Board in Brandberg - Namibia
  • 1 Night Full Board in Twyfelfontein - Namibia
  • 3 Nights Half- Board in Half-Board in Etosha National Park - Namibia
  • 2 Nights Bed & Breakfast on shores of Kavango River - Namibia
  • 2 Nights Full Board in Okavango Delta – Botswana
  • 1 Night Full Board Eastern Caprivi - Namibia
  • 1 Night Full Board in Chobe National Park – Botswana
  • 1 Night Bed & Breakfast in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe