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Namibia & Botswana, Victoria Falls Explorer
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20 Days / 19 Nights Trip to South Africa, Botswana & Namibia

Namibia & Botswana, Victoria Falls Explorer

Explore and experience the wild beauty of South Africa, it’s rugged landscapes and iconic wildlife.
Come discover the incredible diversity and beauty of South Africa on a journey that takes you to the country’s famed regions, and face-to-face with iconic wildlife.  Visit great game reserves and head out on thrilling safari drives to encounter lions, Cape buffalo, elephants, rhinos, leopards, small antelopes and more. Explore regions of quiet beauty, dotted with large green canyons, birdsong, immense waterfalls, and ever-changing skies.
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  • Duration
    20 Days
  • Starting From
    $4,288
    /person
    Twin sharing
  • Travel Operator
    Africa4us
  • Flights
    Not Included
    Flight booking assistance will be provided.

Trip highlights

Sands of time
Highlight #1
Sands of time
Explore the Namib desert, the oldest with the world's highest dune, maybe even slide down one and relive your childhood days.
Victoria Falls - One of Earth’s great spectacles
Highlight #2
Victoria Falls - One of Earth’s great spectacles
Taking its place alongside the Pyramids and the Serengeti, Victoria Falls is one of Africa’s original blockbusters.
Chobe Fish Eagle Cruise
Highlight #3
Chobe Fish Eagle Cruise
With over 80,000 elephants in the park, hippo's, water birds, buffalo, crocodile and puku, this is one of the finest game viewing experiences in Africa.
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Itinerary

Windhoek

Explore Windhoek during the day and meet your group and your Tour Leader in the evening at 18:00 to get acquainted and review your trip details. Windhoek is the capitalwithloads of interesting things to offer. One of the most famous is the display of 33meteorites, 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.

Windhoek to Naukluft Region

Your journey will start after a wholesome breakfast, heading southwest towards the Namib Desert. Enjoy a scenic drive, beautiful in a unique and rugged way. Drive through an area between the Nubib and Tsarismountains in the South of Namibia. Between many massive granite boulders is an enormous rock shaped like a hammer, inspiring the Germans to the farm Hammerstein one of many beautiful and unique overnight places in the area.

Sesriem/ Sossusvlei

An early departure will give you the opportunity to climb the majestic Dune 45 during the cooler time of the day. Dune 45 was named for its proximity to Sesriem gate before continuing to the entrance of Sossusvlei, a seemingly endless expanse of sand dunes. Sand that was carried to the west coast by the Orange River is blown back again inland bytradewinds and formed the dunes of the Namib Desert. The Namib, a minimum of 55 million years old, is regarded as the oldest desert in the world. The sand here isred in colour due to the prominent levels of iron oxide. These dunes are known as star dunes, created by winds blowing from all directions and is also known as the highest sand dunes in the world. In the afternoon, you will visit the Sesriem Canyon, a miniature canyon by world standards but beautiful to walk around in and appreciate the distinctive sedimentary rocks and conglomerate that line the canyon walls.

Naukluft Regionto Swakopmund

Continue to Swakopmund with its cooler Atlantic sea air, cultural experiences, and options for some extreme adventures such as quad biking, sand boarding, 4×4 safaris, skydiving (weather permitting) and more. 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.The only meal provided today is breakfast as Swakopmund has plenty of wonderful places to eat local cuisine. Swakopmund offers a variety of bakeries and cafes with a selection of reasonably priced meals.

Swakopmund

Swakopmund’s wide variety of things to see and do caters for a wide scope of tastes and styles. Take a walk along the beach and dip your toes in the icy Atlantic Ocean or visit the Krystal Galerie boasting with the largest Quartz Crystal Cluster on display in the World, weighing in at 14 100 kilogrammes. Browse the many excellent bookshops and curio shops and spoil yourself with a unique gift from the area. If adrenalin andoutdoors is your thing then you can enjoy various optional activities (weather permitting).

 Swakopmund to Brandberg (Uis Area)

We travel north to Brandberg, home to Königstein, at 2,573m above sea level the highest peak in Namibia. En-route, we stop at Zeilas shipwreck.Zeila got stranded on 25 August 2008 in the early morning hours. Sold as scrap metal to an Indian company by Hangana Fishing of Walvis Bay Zeila came loose from its towing line while on its way to Bombay, India shortly after it left Walvis Bay. Only a few usable items could be rescued.Close to Zeila one can explore the wonder of one of the richest lichen stretches in the Namib Desert.In the morning, we visit the famous White Lady Bushmen painting in the Brandberg on a guided hike. The walk to the painting and back is about 2 hours. Enjoy the breath-taking 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.

Brandberg to Etosha Region

Depart after breakfast fora hike to the Branberg White Lady Bushmen painting. Afterwards we head towards theEtosha region.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.

Etosha National Park

Take a guided tour of an authentic Himba village. Experience their culture and way of living firsthand–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.Enjoy game drivesin our Premium Overland Safari Vehicle. Gather memories of unique sights that you will not likely 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 the wide-open horizon.

Etosha National Park to Rundu

We head north east toward the Caprivi. The surrounding areas of Rundu are one of Namibia most picturesque landscapes with spectacular sunsets over the Okavango River which acts asthe border between Angola and Namibia. You can choose a wide variety of optional activities such as fishing, birding and boat cruises.

Rundu to Caprivi/Okavango River

Today we travel to the Okavango-Zambezi Region, north eastern Namibia. We will overnight on the banks of the Okavango River. Explore the northern parts of the Okavango River(which feeds the Okavango Delta) on an included sunset boat cruise. Remember your camera,as youwillhave the opportunity to spot some game at the surrounding Mahango and Buffalo Parks whichhosts 4 of The Big Five (African Elephant, Rhino, Cape Buffalo, Leopard and Lion). Optional activities such a tiger and bream fishing, canoeing or kayaking and guided village tours are also on the menu.

Caprivi/Okavango Riverto Chobe River (Kasane)

After breakfast, we will continue east via the Caprivi and cross the border into Botswana. Our final destination for the day isthe small town of Kasane, which is adjacent to the Chobe National Park & Chobe River. Kick back and relax at the lodge with bar and pool facilities.

Chobe River (Kasane)

Explore Chobe National Park on an early morning game drive on an open 4x4 game viewer vehicle. After your included morning game drive, you will head back to Kasane. In the afternoon, you can go on another wildlife experience, but this time, on a relaxing optionalsunset 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.

Chobe River (Kasane) to Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe)

Today we cross into Zimbabwe and enjoy a short drive to the magnificent Victoria Falls and its charming little town. This is your home forthe next two nights. The Victoria Falls is not the widest or highest falls but is regarded as the world's biggest. It produces a breath-taking curtain of falling water as it drops into the gorge below. See why it's considered among one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World.

Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe)

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.

Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe) to NataRegion

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.

NataRegionto Maun

Head south-west on the famous elephant highway, known for its big elephant population in the surrounding area. Once you arrive in Maun you will have the option to get a peek of the Okavango Delta from above in a small fixed wing aircraft (weather permitting). Observe a diverse array of wildlife and marvel at the vast Delta basin. If you skip the flight, you will have the chance to reflect on your adventureat the lodgewith bar and pool facilities.

 Maun (Okavango Delta)

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 4x4 open vehicle game drive

Maun to Ghanzi

Continue the journey to Ghanzi, for your last night in Botswana. 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. Enjoy an included walk with the San (Bushmen) as they display their survival skills that have been passed on from generation to generation.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.

 Ghanzi to Windhoek

Leave Ghanzi early for a long drive through the western parts of Botswana and across the border back into Namibia, a country famous for sand, sea, and sun. Enjoy dinner at one of Windhoek’s famous restaurants (at your own expense). If you have not yet tried game meat then this is a fantastic opportunity to treat your taste buds with something new like kudu, ostrich, impala or even crocodile.

Windhoek

Our last goodbye, a healthy breakfast and the end of another incredible tour. Book a n additional night or two in Windhoek to make the most of your stay. This 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 the bodies contain. 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.

Inclusions

 Transport

 Meals: 19 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 13 Dinners 

 Accommodation

 Entrance fees: Etosha National Park, White Lady Bushmen Painting, Namib Naukluft Park -Sesriem&Sossusvlei, Okavango Delta, Chobe National Park

 Activities: Game Drives in Etosha National Park, Himba Settlement Experience, Sesriem Canyon Visit, Visit Dune 45, Sossusvlei/Deadvlei Transfer, White Lady Bushmen Painting Hike, San (Bushmen) Walk, Okavango Delta Experience, Kavango RiverBoat Cruise, Chobe Game Drive

 Crew: Services of a Tour Leader and Driver for the duration of the tour, local guides as per activities included.

 Meals and Accommodation

Not Included

 Additional 5% GST

 International Flights and Visa Fees

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