Sunday 26th of January 2020 until Tuesday 22nd of December 2020
Namibia, Botswana & Falls - 15 Days / 14 Nights - from $7745* per person (with On The Go Tours).
Embark upon an amazing 2 week adventure in Southern Africa. From Swakopmund take in the highlights of Namibia and Botswana before reaching the spectacular Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. Witnessing incredible landscapes, wonderful wildlife and much more along the way.
Welcome to Namibia, upon arrival at Walvis Bay Airport, you'll be met and transferred the 45 minutes north to Swakopmund for your overnight stay. The following day is at leisure to partake in optional activities or soak up the atmosphere of this little quaint German town and enjoy its beauty and beaches.
Spitzkoppe Bushmen Paintings
Swakopmund - Omaruru. As we leave the dramatic Atlantic coastline behind, we move inland across the desert plains to Spitzkoppe, an iconic group of curved granite mountains with vivid colours. After a pleasant walk amongst these boulders we view the ancient Bushmen paintings and engravings. Our last stop of the day and where we overnight is the town of Omaruru - an old mission station and settlement of great historic significance which has evolved into an artistic hub for local crafts and small industries.
Overnight: Omaruru | Breakfast, Lunch
Omaruru - Kamanjab. Our journey today takes us to the Kamanjab with a stop at a local distillery and small wine cellar in Omaruru to taste some of the home grown produce en route. Later on we explore a Himba village for a journey of culture exchange, learning and understanding the ways of the last traditional tribe in Namibia, the Ova-Himba.
Overnight: Kamanjab | Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Kamanjab - Etosha. Today we head to the magnificent Etosha National Park which was declared a National Park in 1907 and it is home to approximately 114 mammal species, 340 bird species, 110 reptile species, 16 amphibian species and, surprisingly, one species of fish.
Overnight: Etosha National Park | Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
We fill the next 2 days with 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 park’s various nocturnal animals as they come to drink.
Overnight: Etosha National Park | Breakfast x 2, Lunch x 2
Etosha - Kavango River, Namibia. Our journey today continues east as we drive along the Caprivi Strip to the town of Rundu. We arrive at the Kaisosi River Lodge for the evening and the rest of the afternoon relaxing at our lodge on the banks of the Kavango River. We also have the optional to visit to the Mbunza Living Museum, a traditional cultural school and communal business for the local Kavango people, or a sunset cruise are available. Alternatively just relax by the pool with a sundowner listening to the sounds of Mother Nature.
Overnight: Zambezi Region (Caprivi Strip) | Breakfast, Lunch
Kavango River - Okavango Delta, Botswana. Leaving Namibia we enter Botswana through the western border of the Okavango Delta. Unlike other deltas, it flows into the Kalahari Desert without reaching the coast, which makes it unique. The next day is spent exploring the network of water pathways floating through thick vegetation in mokoros (traditional dugout canoes), discovering a variety of birds and wildlife. We stop at a secluded island to take a guided walk hoping to spot elephants, waterbuck or other animals living in this water filled paradise.
Overnight: Okavango Delta | Breakfast x 2, Lunch x 2, Dinner x 2
Okavango Delta - 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 which is rich in fauna and flora. In the park you have the chance of spotting game such as sable and roan, elephants, hippos, buffalos, and many types of antelope. For bird watchers the Mahangu National Park offers more than 420 different bird species.
Overnight: Zambezi Region (Caprivi Strip) | Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Caprivi - Chobe NP, Botswana. On day 12 we head along the Caprivi and cross the border back into Botswana to Kasane, the gateway to the Chobe National Park, which is the second largest national park in Botswana covering 10,566 km2. After settling in to our lodge, you will have the remainder of the day at leisure or to partake in optional activities.
The next day, we rise early for a morning game drive in the Chobe National Park, which 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.
Overnight: Chobe National Park | Breakfast x 2, Lunch x 1, Dinner x 1
Chobe National Park - Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. Continuing our trip we leave Botswana and drive to Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. On arrival we will enjoy a tour tour of Victoria Falls or Mosi oa Tunya - “the smoke that thunders” and a sunset cruise on the Zambezi River.
Overnight: Victoria Falls | Breakfast, Lunch
Our safari ends after breakfast, when you will be transferred to Victoria Falls Airport. We hope to welcome you again one day on another of our African adventures.
We recommend extending your stay in Victoria Falls if you want to enjoy the many activities on offer.
14 breakfasts, 11 lunches, 6 dinners
14 nights mid-range lodges, chalets, tented camps
Services of an experienced local guide/driver
Entrance and tasting at Kristall Kellerei distillery
Himba Village Walk
Chobe River boat cruise
Airport transfers on days 1 and 15
Transport in Quantum minibuses, Toyota Land Cruisers or a 4x4 safari vehicle
Park entrance fees
Game Drives Etosha and Mahangu National Park
Okavango Delta Mokoro ride
International flights and visas
Drinks and items of a personal nature
Tipping - an entirely personal gesture
Departs: Selected departures from 26 Jan to 22 Dec 20.
Conditions: * It is our policy to present the cost of our flights & holidays inclusive of all airport and government charges. Please accept however that these charges are not within our control, therefore we reserve the right to pass on any increase. Travel agent professional service fees where charged, will be additional to the advertised prices.