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Destinations

Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe,

Tour Type

Tour Type

Guided, Small Group

Safari Standard

Safari Standard

Mid Range

Tour Overview

You will have 17 magnificent days to explore, starting off in Windhoek the capital and largest city in Namibia. Meet one of the last semi-nomadic tribes in Africa, still reflecting the importance of the land and blood in the ochre they use to colour their skin.  Safari through Etosha National Park while hunting with your eyes to spot four of the big five. Opt to walk to the famous White Lady Bushman painting and become part of the highest mountain in Namibia originating from the Early Cretaceous rifting that led to the opening of the South Atlantic Ocean. Appreciate preserved German architecture in Swakopmund while looking forward to your chosen optional activities. Experience that perfect moment and make a true connection with Africa while driving in the unique Polaris All-Terrain Vehicles as an optional Guided Self Drive. Travel to Sesriem and Sossusvlei in the oldest desert in the world before returning to Windhoek and crossing the border to Botswana. Explore the Okavango Delta by air and mokoro (canoe), Chobe National Park by boat and finally ending at one of the Seven Wonders of the World, the mighty Victoria Falls. Several nights of comfortable accommodation and transport in a Mercedes Sprinter luxury midi-bus ensure that you will experience the best this region has on offer.

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General Information

  • Safari types:
    Big Five Safari, Cultural Safari, Desert Safari, Guided Safari, Wildlife Safari
  • You will visit:
    Okavango Delta, Kasane, Chobe National Park, Maun, Etosha National Park, Damaraland, Namib-Naukluft National Park, Namib Desert, Swakopmund, Sossusvlei, Sesriem Canyon, Victoria Falls
  • Wildlife:
    Birds, Elephant, Giraffe, Hippo, Buffalo, Zebra, Wildebeest, Black Rhino, Lion, Hyena, Wild Dog, Big Five, Antelope, Oryx/gemsbok, Black-faced impala, Jackal, Springbok
  • Activities:
    Game Drive, Game Viewing, Walking Safari, Hiking, Mokoro, Boat Cruise, Quad Bike, Light Aircraft, Nature Walk, Sightseeing Tour, Optional Activities, Village Visit, Birding
  • Getting around:
    Transfer Vehicle, Overland Truck
  • Start/end:
    Start in Windhoek, Namibia, end in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
  • Minimum age:
    18

Tour Highlights

The Namib Desert: The oldest desert and the the worlds highest dunes.

Swakopmund: Coastal town with various optional activities.

Brandberg: Highest point/mountain in Namibia with the famous White Lady Bushmen Painting. Various optional activities to choose from and you might be lucky enough to spot the desert elephants.

Etosha National Park: One of Africa’s greatest wildlife parks with unique landscapes.

Ova (Himba) Tribe: Experience their culture and way of living first hand – learn about their ancestors and herbal medicine, their hairstyles and jewellery imitating the status of each tribe member as well as their close relationship with nature, their cattle, and children.

Ghanzi: Appreciate and explore the Kalahari with the San (Bushmen) tribe.

The Okavango Delta: Once you are comfortable and laid back in your mokoro, the slow and tranquil journey into The Delta begins.

Elephant Sands: Elephant Sands is famous for its wildlife watering hole, voted as one of the top ten watering holes in Africa.  

Chobe National Park: Explore the park on the Chobe river during your included afternoon sunset boat cruise and on an optional morning game drive.

Victoria Falls: Enjoy a short drive to the magnificent Victoria Falls (one of the world’s 7 natural wonders) and its charming little town.

Please refer to optional activity sheet.

Rates – Per Person USD

From USD 4,170 per person sharing

From USD 456 single supplement

What's Included

  • Transport: Premium Overland Safari Truck
  • Meals: 16 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 11 Dinners
  • Accommodation: Bungalows/Lodges (11 nts), Tented Rooms (1 nts), Hotel (4 nts)
  • Entrance fees: Etosha NP, White Lady Painting, Namib Naukluft Park – Sesriem/Sossusvlei, Okavango Delta, Chobe National Park
  • Activities: Game Drives in Etosha National Park, Himba Settlement Experience, White Lady Bushmen Painting Hike, Sesriem Canyon Visit, Visit Dune 45, 4×4 Sossusvlei/Deadvlei Transfer, San (Bushmen) Walk, Okavango Delta Experience, Chobe River Boat Cruise
  • Airport transfer: Inclusive of your arrival transfer. Please see “Joining Instructions” for more details
  • Crew: Services of a Tour Leader and Driver for the duration of the tour, local guides as per activities included

What's Excluded

  • Flights and taxes
  • Visas
  • Departure Transfer
  • Travel Insurance
  • Medical Insurance
  • Vic Falls : Please take note that the park entry to Victoria Falls is not included.

Disclaimer

  • This itinerary is owned and delivered by ‘Africa4us
  • All prices are ‘From’ and may vary at the time of booking
  • Display price is usually based on two people sharing
  • Africa4us‘ reserves the right to change the content and price of the itinerary
  • All itineraries are subject to availability

Day by Day Overview

Explore Windhoek during the day and meet your group and Tour Leader in the evening at 18:00 to get acquainted and review your trip details. Windhoek is a tiny capital town but with loads of interesting things to offer. One of the most famous is the display of 33 meteorites, the Gibeon Meteorites in the Post Street Mall. Here you can take pictures of and touch these extra-terrestrial bodies that are corrosive resistant due to the high amount of nickel the bodies contain. Shopping opportunities abound and for the historically inclined there are many museums and historical buildings within walking distance around the town centre. One of the most widely photographed and a historical landmark is the Christ Church, a Lutheran church built in the Gothic revival style.

Meals: N/A
Accommodation: Windhoek City (please refer to the final rooming list)
Activities Included: Airport Transfer, Welcome Meeting at 18:00
Activities Optional: Explore the City, Craft Market
Entrance Fees Incl: N/A

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Depart after breakfast for the Etosha region, an area dominated by the famous Etosha National Park. This region is divided into 8 different main vegetation zones. On your way, experience the biome change as Mopanie Trees starts to join the Thorn trees creating the unique feeling of this region. More and more termite hills start to greet you travelling north towards Etosha National Park, one of Southern Africa’s best-loved wildlife sanctuaries.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Travel Time: 7 hrs
Accommodation: Bungalow/Lodge – Etosha Region
Activities Included: N/A
Activities Optional: N/A
Entrance Fees Incl: Etosha National Park

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Enjoy a full day’s game drive in your air-conditioned Premium Overland Safari Vehicle. Gather memories of unique sightings that you may not experience again. Watch how ghostly grey-white elephants bathe themselves in the white dust of the area or zoom in on the magnificent sight of giraffes etched against a wide and open horizon. Fall asleep with the haunting calls of hyena or a lion’s roar in the distance.

Meals: Breakfast, Diner
Travel Time: Full Day Game Drive
Accommodation: Bungalow/Lodge – Etosha Region
Activities Included: Game Drives in Premium Overland Safari Truck
Activities Optional: Night Game Drive
Entrance Fees Incl: Etosha National Park

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We travel to the small settlement of Kamanjab and take a guided tour of an authentic Himba village. Experience their culture and way of living first hand – learn about their ancestors and herbal medicine, their hairstyles and jewellery imitating the status of each tribe member as well as their close relationship with nature, their cattle, and children.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodation: Bungalow/Lodge – Oppie Koppie Lodge or similar
Travel Time: 4 hrs
Activities Included: Himba Settlement Experience
Activities Optional: N/A
Entrance Fees Incl: N/A

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We travel south to Brandberg, home to Königstein, at 2,573m above sea level the highest peak in Namibia. We visit the famous White Lady Bushmen painting in the Brandberg on a guided self-drive tour with our Polaris Utility Terrain Vehicles (UTV). The walk to the painting and back is about 2 hours. Enjoy the breathtaking scenery along the riverbed on your way to the famous ‘lady’, with multicoloured rocks that take on various shades of flaming orange in the late afternoon, giving the mountain its name. Around the lodge area, there is a good chance to see the famous desert elephant, sometimes casually wandering into the lodge premises.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodation: Bungalow/Lodge – Uis White Lady B&B or similar
Travel Time: 4 hrs
Activities Included: Afternoon White Lady Painting Hike
Activities Optional: Various Optional Activities 
Entrance Fees Incl: White Lady Painting

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We continue to Swakopmund with its distinct German influence and cooler Atlantic sea air. Named by the Nama people as “Tsoakhaub – excrement opening” describing the Swakop River at the time of floods emptying into the ocean

Experience well preserved German buildings while you visit The Mole, an artificial harbour completed in 1900 that was blocked in the winter of 1906 by a sandbank making it an unsuccessful attempt. Visit the lighthouse who together with the mole, is the specific locations since 1892 symbolizing the laying of the foundation stone of the town.

Near the museum, you can see the most beautiful building completed in 1905 called the Woermann House. Book numerous activities and make most of your stay in this historic town.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel – Prost Hotel or similar
Travel Time: 4 hrs
Activities Included: N/A
Activities Optional: Quad Biking, Sand Boarding, Skydiving
Entrance Fees Incl: N/A

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Swakopmund caters for a wide scope of tastes and styles. Take a walk along the beach or dip your toes in the icy Atlantic Ocean or visit the Krystal Galerie which boasts with the largest Quartz Crystal Cluster on display in the world, weighing in at 14 100 kilogrammes. If adrenalin and outdoors is your thing then you can enjoy optional activities like quad biking, sand boarding, 4×4 safaris, skydiving (weather permitting) and more.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel – Prost Hotel or similar
Activities Included: N/A
Activities Optional: Quad Biking, Sand Boarding, Skydiving
Entrance Fees Incl: N/A

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Today is an early departure and a long drive south into the Namib Desert. You will drive through the Kuiseb and Gaub passes and visit Solitaire to taste their world-renowned apple crumble pie on your way to the Naukluft region.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodation: Bungalow/Lodge – Hammerstein or similar
Travel time: 7 hrs

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We stay close to Sesriem and use the opportunity to experience the beautiful desert sun rising over the dunes. Climb the majestic Dune 45 and enjoy your included 4×4 transfer to Sossusvlei/Deadvlei, a seemingly endless expanse of sand dunes. We explore Sesriem Canyon in the afternoon.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodation: Bungalow/Lodge – Hammerstein or similar
Travel Time: 5 hrs
Activities Included: Dune 45, 4×4 Transfer to Sossusvlei / Deadvlei, Sesriem Canyon
Activities Optional: Nature Drive, Sundowner Drive
Entrance Fees Incl: Namib Naukluft Park – Sesriem & Sossusvlei

Travel to Windhoek, Namibia’s capital. Spend the last few hours of the day exploring Windhoek and its strong German influence. You will have the option to celebrate tonight at one of Windhoek’s famous restaurants. This tiny capital town has loads of interesting things to offer. One of the most famous is the display of 33 meteorites, the Gibeon Meteorites in the Post Street Mall.

Here you can take pictures of and touch these extra-terrestrial bodies that are corrosive resistant due to the high amount of nickel in them. Shopping opportunities abound and for the historically inclined there are many museums and historical buildings within walking distance in the town centre. One of the most widely photographed and a historical landmark is the Christ Church, a Lutheran church, built in the Gothic revival style.

Windhoek is the “getting on” and “getting off” hub for people who have booked shorter “legs” of your combo trip. You might lose some of your travel companions and new people might join. You might also have a change of vehicle and adventure crew (Tour Leader and Driver.) Although it might sound a bit daunting, please be assured that your vehicle will be the same standard and your adventure crew are very experienced in dealing with these changes to make it as smooth as possible. All adventure crew is committed to giving the best possible service but because all have their own style, own special recipes, and own passion with regards to culture, fauna and flora, geology etc. having a change of crew will broaden your experience on the trip immensely.

Meals: Breakfast
Travel Time: 6 hrs.
Accommodation: Hotel – Hotel Safari or similar
Activities Included: N/A
Activities Optional: Explore City, Craft Markets and Museums
Entrance Fees Incl: N/A

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Depart Windhoek early for a long drive through the eastern part of Namibia, crossing the border into Botswana and travelling into the heart of the Kalahari Desert. Ghanzi is the area where San (Bushmen) live who still have the knowledge of an ancient lifestyle and are eager to welcome visitors into their almost forgotten world. In the evening, you can enjoy an optional ancient dance ritual performed around a campfire by the San and if the night is clear, enjoy the sparkling, starry skies for which Ghanzi is famous.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Travel time: 9 hrs
Accommodation: Bungalow/Lodge – Ghanzi Trail Blazers or similar
Activities Included: N/A
Activities Optional: Bushmen Dances PM
Entrance Fees Incl: N/A

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Enjoy a morning walk with the San (Bushmen) as they display their survival skills that have been passed on from generation to generation before departing Ghanzi and arriving in Maun, Botswana’s fifth largest town, after lunchtime. Once you’ve arrived in Maun you will have the option to get a spectacular birds-eye view of the Okavango Delta from above in a small fixed wing aircraft (weather permitting). Looking down on the Delta from the aircraft, you will have a fair idea of the magnitude of this massive mix of land and water with its intricate system of channels and islands. You might also see families of elephant, giraffe, and herds of buffalo or even hippos from the air. If you skip the flight, you will have the chance to kick back and relax at the lodge with bar and pool facilities.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Travel Time: 5 hrs
Accommodation: Bungalow/Lodge – Island Safar Lodge or similar:
Activities Included: Bushmen Walk AM
Activities Optional: Delta Flight PM
Entrance Fees Incl: N/A

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To ensure the best Delta experience for our clients we have implemented two different styles or means of exploring this unique eco system. Due to the changing water levels in the Delta and dry seasons we will either explore the Delta on a Mokoro (canoe) or on a 4×4 open vehicle game drive.

Mokoro: Today you will experience a unique way of travelling into the Okavango Delta with a mokoro. The mokoro is used by local people as means of transport. You will be transferred to the ‘’polling’’ station either with a motorized boat or a 4×4 vehicle depending on the water levels of the Delta.

A mokoro is a traditional dug-out canoe that seats two people.  The mokoro is steered by a ‘’poler” standing at the back, manoeuvring the mokoro downstream with a pole, very much like the gondoliers in Venice.

Once you are comfortable and laid back in your mokoro, the slow and tranquil journey into The Delta begins. Gliding along on the quiet water you will have an unlimited source of opportunities to take exquisite photos of your surroundings. The duration of the mokoro trail depends on the time of year and water levels of the Delta. You will stop for lunch at an island and enjoy a nature walk of a few hours. Then you head back to Maun, again in your mokoro enjoying the last hour or two on the water while the late afternoon sun starts heading for the horizon.

The Delta is usually at its lowest point from December to May

4X4 Open Vehicle Game Drive in Moremi Game Reserve: Departing from Maun early morning, we are destined for the Blackpools and Xini Lagoon areas in Moremi Game Reserve.

Once past the Buffalo Fence and inside the Delta area, 50km from Maun, we start our Delta experience. You can expect a full day of exploration in the search of wild animals, interesting and varied landscapes in this untamed African bush. Lunch will be done en-route and you will have the opportunity to take exquisite photos as Moremi is well known for teeming bird life, elephants, buffalo, hippo, lion and if you are lucky leopard (including various antelope species).

What makes Moremi unique is that it was the first tribal land to be proclaimed by a local African tribe in 1963 as a wildlife sanctuary.

During the dry season, a congregation of all bird and wildlife species, along permanent rivers and water holes makes Moremi Game Reserve one of the most unforgettable wildlife experiences!

This experience will only be conducted if the water levels are too low for our travellers to have a proper Mokoro Delta experience. The Delta is usually at its lowest point from December to May.

Africa4us is deeply committed to protecting the environment and we make sure that our tours reflect this commitment. During the years of conducting tours in the Delta, we have experienced that the human footprint being left behind have a negative effect on this extremely sensitive eco system therefore, we do not include an overnight experience in the Delta. We believe that our included Delta experience give one the same adventure with less impact on the environment.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Bungalow/Lodge – Island Safari Lodge or similar
Activities Included: Okavango Delta Half-day Mokoro Trail including a Nature Walk
Activities Optional: N/A
Entrance Fees Incl: Okavango Delta

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Set out to the Botswanan village of Nata a village that lies along the Nara River. In this region, one can find the very special Elephant sands and the Makgadikgadi seasonal saline lake. Be on the lookout for different antelope species and elephants searching for freshwater en-route. In the raining season when the Nata river flows the area becomes a paradise dominated by water-loving birds from all around Africa. The small Village Nata is a crossroads for routes north and West travelling to Kasane or Maun.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Travel Time: 6 hrs
Accommodation: Tented Rooms – Elephant Sands or similar

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Continue to the small town of Kasane, which is adjacent to the Chobe National Park & Chobe River. Relish the views during your included afternoon sunset boat cruise. Take your own sundowner with you as you look for wildlife on the banks of the Chobe River. Game such as elephant, buffalo, kudu, bushbuck, hippo, giraffe, and sable are commonly seen along the river edge, and it is a birdwatcher’s paradise during the summer months.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Travel Time: 4 hrs
Accommodation: Bungalow/Lodge – Thebe River Safaris or similar
Activities Included: Chobe Boat Cruise
Activities Optional: N/A
Entrance Fees Incl: Chobe National Park

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Today you will have time to do some of the action-filled activities that the area offers. Bungee jump or gorge swing off the Victoria Falls Bridge that links Zambia and Zimbabwe and have a different view of the Victoria Falls at the same time. This bridge is constructed to carry railway, road, and foot traffic. For an adrenaline activity, closer to the Zambezi River, choose a half day or full day white water rafting adventure. Many of our groups opt to spend their final evening together aboard a sunset cruise along the Zambezi River with game-viewing, beautiful scenery and an open bar. We recommend that you book an extra day or two post-tour to make the most of your stay.

Meals: Breakfast
Travel Time: 3 hrs
Accommodation: Bungalow/Lodge – Phezulu Lodge or similar (please refer to the final rooming list)
Activities Included: N/A
Activities Optional: Chobe Game Drive, White Water Rafting, Bungee Jumping,
Helicopter Flights, Boat Cruise
Entrance Fees Incl: N/A

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Our last goodbye, a healthy breakfast and the end of another incredible tour.

Meals: Breakfast

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