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Destinations

Destinations

Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe,

Tour Type

Tour Type

Guided, Small Group

Safari Standard

Safari Standard

Luxury, Mid Range

Tour Overview

The name of the game on this popular 11-day safari is diversity; desert, mammals, rivers, savannah, birds, waterfalls and more! First up is Etosha National Park, seemingly dry and dusty but bursting with life in all shapes and sizes. We will enjoy this gem of a park for 4 days. Next up is the Caprivi Strip of the northeast of the country, a wetland and river wonderland, where we will explore the lesser known Bwabwata National Park. Our second last stop is magical Chobe National Park in Botswana, famous for its huge African elephant population. Our last destination is Victoria Falls on the Zambia-Zimbabwe border, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World.

African Elephant In Chobe
African Elephants In Chobe (1)
African Fish Eagle
Baboon Family In Mahango
Boat Ride In Chobe
Bwabwata Np Landscape (1)
Caprivi Strip Landscape (1)
Cheetah In The Caprivi
Etosha Waterhole Action (3)
Victoria Falls From The Air (2)

General Information

  • Safari types:
    Big Five Safari, Birding Safari, Guided Safari, Wildlife Safari
  • You will visit:
    Chobe National Park, Etosha National Park, Mahango Game Reserve, Mudumu National Park, Bwabwata National Park, Victoria Falls
  • Wildlife:
    Birds, Big Five, Giraffe, Hippo, Zebra, Wildebeest, Cheetah, Hyena, Wild Dog, Red Lechwe, Impala, Oryx/Gemsbok, Black-faced Impala, Warthog, Springbok, Ostrich, Eland, Red Hartebeest, Damara Dik Dik, Kudu, Honey Badger
  • Activities:
    Game Drive, Boat Cruise
  • Getting around:
    4x4 Safari Vehicle
  • Start/end:
    Start in Windhoek, end in Victoria Falls
  • Minimum age:
    6

Activities

  • Game Drives in Etosha National Park, Bwabwata National Park and Chobe National Park
  • Boat Cruises in Bwabwata National Park and Chobe National Park
  • Many optional activities in Victoria Falls: Zip Line, Flying Fox, Gorge Swing, Tour of the Falls, Local Shopping Tour, Helicopter Flight (25min), Bungee Jump, Lunch at The Lookout Café, Sundowner Cruise, Victoria Falls Canopy Tour

Departure Info

This tour can depart on any day of your choosing throughout the year

Price Per Person – ZAR

From ZAR 77,500  per person

What's Included

  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast and dinner
  • Light lunch (except for lunch in Victoria Falls)
  • Drinking water in the vehicle
  • Activities as specified in the itinerary
  • Private vehicle (closed comfortable air-conditioned vehicle)
  • Private guide
  • Fuel
  • Park Fees
  • Transfer from Namibia to Chobe
  • Transfer from Chobe to Victoria Falls

What's Excluded

  • Flights
  • Pre-and post-trip accommodation if required
  • Lunch in Victoria Falls
  • Drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Airport transfer in Victoria Falls

Disclaimer

  • This itinerary is owned and delivered by ‘Nature Travel Namibia
  • All prices are ‘From’ and may vary at the time of booking
  • Display price is usually based on two people sharing
  • Nature Travel Namibia‘ reserves the right to change the content and price of the itinerary
  • All itineraries are subject to availability

Day by Day Overview

Welcome to Namibia! After breakfast at your hotel in Windhoek, your guide will load your luggage into the vehicle, and we will set off northwards towards our exciting first destination of this safari: Etosha National Park. The drive to Etosha will take about 4 to 5 hours, but it is a fantastic way to get to know the “lie of the land” here in Namibia. We will pass through Okahandja before passing close to both Okonjima Nature Reserve and the Waterberg Plateau National Park. The next town we go through will be Otjiwarongo and when we reach Outjo we know that we only have short drive to reach our lodge.

We will make a few stops along the way to stretch our legs and have a bite to eat. We will reach our lodge just outside the Andersson gate in the afternoon. If there is time we will go for a short game drive inside the park. We will settle in at our comfortable lodge, have dinner and enjoy our first taste of Namibian cuisine and then have a good night’s rest – there is much excitement to come!

Etosha Elephant
Etosha Waterhole (1)
Etosha Waterhole (3)

We will explore the southwestern side of world famous Etosha National Park today, going for a morning drive after breakfast and returning to our lodge for lunch and a break in the heat of the day. In the drier months of the year, almost all the animals tend to congregate around the waterholes dotted around the massive park. They come to drink water and are inevitably followed by predators; this allows us to sit and wait at some of the waterholes and wait for the action to come to us. This is what sets Etosha apart from other parks in southern or east Africa; unique indeed!

We will return to the lodge after our afternoon game drive to enjoy dinner. Remember to look up before settling into your bed tonight – the African night sky, undisturbed by city lights out here in the bush, is truly amazing.

We have another full day to enjoy Etosha today, but we will also slowly make our way to the eastern side of the park, where we will overnight today. We will stop at Halali camp in the middle of the park for lunch. Your guide will decide, with your input as to your fauna and flora sighting preferences, what the best routes will be to follow. All our guides know Etosha intimately and will make sure you see all that this great African wildlife park has to offer.

Tonight we will be at another comfortable lodge just outside the park’s Von Lindequist gate in the east, where we will sit around a fire after dinner, chat about the day’s sightings and enjoy another spectacular African night sky.

We will enjoy morning and afternoon game drives in Etosha’s game-rich eastern section today, returning to our lodge in the heat of the day for lunch and to relax. One of the great features of the camps inside Etosha is the floodlit waterholes at the perimeter fence, where guests can sit and enjoy game coming to drink only a few metres away; a special treat that to remember forever! After another fantastic day in the park, we will return to our lodge and freshen up. We will then enjoy dinner and a good night’s rest. Tomorrow we are off to the Caprivi!

We will leave Etosha relatively early this morning after breakfast, making our way northeast. We are heading for the Caprivi, one of Namibia’s (and southern Africa’s) hidden secrets. The Caprivi with its lush green woodlands and big wide rivers is completely different from what we have experienced in Etosha, a wonderful adventure awaits!

It is a long drive for us today to get to the western side of the Caprivi, but it will be worth it. Our lodge is situated on the banks of the mighty Okavango river, with stunning views. Depending on our arrival time, we can either relax at the lodge or do a late afternoon game drive in nearby Bwabwata National Park, or even go for a sundowner boat cruise on the river. We will enjoy dinner and a good night’s rest while listening to the sound of hippos in the Okavango….

After breakfast this morning we will do a mixture of game drives in Bwabwata and Mahango National Parks. We will enjoy lunch at the lodge and either enjoy some downtime or head back into the park.

Late afternoon we will join the lodge for a dinner cruise on the Okavango River. We will depart at 17h30 and after cruising for a short while we will stop on an island and enjoy sundowner drinks and snacks around a bonfire. Our view of the Bwabwata National Park on the opposite bank of the river will be the perfect vantage point from where we can watch wildlife drinking while we enjoy the beautiful sunset with a drink in hand. After enjoying our drink we will board our boat again and slowly cruise back to the lodge while we enjoy our dinner on the Okavango River. A truly magical experience!

We start the morning with a breakfast cruise after which we proceed further east along the Caprivi Strip. After a drive of about 3 hours we will reach our next lodge and have lunch. It is situated on the banks of the beautiful Kwando river.

In the afternoon we have the option to explore this section of the Bwabwata National Park in our own vehicle, or maybe even venture into Mudumu National Park, with a mixture of game drives and boat cruises. We will see elephants, and plenty of them! We will return to the beautiful lodge for dinner and a good night’s rest. Tomorrow we cross the border into Botswana!

After breakfast this morning you will be transferred to Kasane, driving through Katima Mulilo. You will cross into Botswana at the Ngoma gate, which must surely be one of the most scenic border posts anywhere, as it overlooks the breathtakingly beautiful Chobe River floodplain.

The last 60 km of your journey will be in Chobe National Park. After settling in at your lodge in Kasane you will enjoy a sundowner drink while reveling in the great view over the Chobe River. Dinner will be enjoyed at the lodge where you will be briefed about your upcoming adventure tomorrow.

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. After your last activity, you return to the lodge where you will enjoy dinner and reminisce about the wonderful day on safari.

After breakfast and a final activity you will cross into Zimbabwe, the third and final country on our fantastic safari. It is a short drive of about 80 km from Kasane to Victoria Falls – remember to keep an eye out for wildlife as this road is famous for some incredible roadside sightings.

After arriving in the town of Victoria Falls you have the option of going straight to the Victoria Falls, also known as Mosi-oa-Tunya or the ‘Smoke that Thunders’ (the Falls visit is an optional extra). After settling into your lodge or hotel in the town itself, you will have the afternoon open for relaxing, shopping at one of the curio markets, or any of the additional (optional) activities on offer in Victoria Falls. Contact us for a full list of activities on offer.

After a relaxing final breakfast you will be transferred to the nearby Victoria Falls International Airport for your homeward flight, or for your connecting flight to another southern African safari destination (please arrange you transfer directly with your lodge or hotel – this is for your own account).

We can easily extend this safari to include some of the fantastic parks in Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana or South Africa. Please enquire and we will gladly assist.

Boat Cruise in the Caprivi

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Bucket List Complete

Written by: Perry Hernan on 23 August 2020

This was my second safari with Nature Travel Namibia and this tour completed my "bucket list" for Africa. Seeing Victoria Falls from Zambia and Zimbabwe, hanging on the edge of Victoria Falls in the Devils Pool, and viewing hundred of elephants roaming the plains of Chobe National Park in Botswana. The watering holes in Etosha National Park gave us views of the black rhino, herds of elephants, giraffes, zebras, lions and many more animals. An incredible tour of the living desert in Swakopmund and an incredible sunrise in Sossusvlei. This was also the second time I was able to see the Big 5. Many thanks to Nature Travel Namibia and Nick Buys.

My Biggest Cat Fish Ever

Written by: Mary Hernan on 10 August 2020

Nature Travel Namibia arranged an incredible journey through Zambia, Botswana and Namibia in September of 2019 for our group of 8 seasoned and diverse travelers. With such a diverse group we had many special request and all were taken care of by Nature Travel Namibia. These included hanging out on the edge of Victoria Falls, touring a local village and school, and taking in the local arts and crafts available in the area. My request was a little fishing. This was fulfilled in one of the many rivers in the Caprivi Strip in Namibia where I caught an 18 pound cat fish. We also saw the Big 5 and hundreds of animals in on the plains of Chobe National Park. I highly recommend Nick Buys and the Nature Travel Namibia Team.

Hanging Out

Written by: Dorothy Clarke on 10 August 2020

This was my second trip with Nature Travel Namibia and they never fail to amaze me with new adventures. One of the highlights of this trip was hanging on the edge of Victoria Falls in the Devils Pool. This trip was diverse in culture and geography. We traveled from the wetlands of Chobe National Park and the Caprivi Strip to the oldest desert in the world. the Namib. I highly recommend Nick Buys and the Nature Travel Namibia Team for your travels.

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