21 Day Namibia, Botswana & Victoria Falls Safari - Self Drive
DAY 1: WINDHOEK
On arrival at Windhoek Airport you will be met by our representative for the vehicle and welcome pack handover.
On arrival at Windhoek Airport you will be met our representative for the vehicle and welcome pack handover.
The day can be spent at your leisure in Windhoek to recover from your journey. Alternatively we can organise an afternoon excursion for you.
Windhoek excursions include a city and township tour, horse trails and a visit to a game farm for big cat feeding.
DAY 2 & 3: SOSSUSVLEI
Today you have a beautiful scenic drive to reach Sesriem where you will stay for the next 2 days.
Activities in the area include driving into the towering red sand dunes of the Namib Desert, guided walks to Deadvlei and Sossusvlei, scenic flights, hot air ballooning, hiking and much more.
The Sossusvlei and Sesriem area possesess a wide variation of accommodation from camping sites and budget accommodation toguest farms and luxury lodges.
DAY 4 & 5: SWAKOPMUND
The adventure capital of Namibia. Your tour consultant can organise the following activities for you whilst you are in Swakopmund : Quad biking and sand boarding on the dunes, seal and dolphin cruise, day tour to Sandwich Harbour, skydiving, scenic flights over the Namib Desert.
Swakopmund is a quaint German town which has a great craft market and curio shops. A visit to Karakulia Weavers is highly recommended.
DAY 6 & 7: SOUTHERN DAMARALAND
Damaraland is a stunning Wilderness area. The southern regions are home to Brandberg Mountain as well as the world famous rock paintings of Twyfelfontein, the Petrified Forest, Organ Pipes and Burnt Mountain which you will visit on arrival in Twyfelfontein
Most lodges offer excursions to seek out the elusive desert elephants and other wildlife and we highly recommend this activity to our clients.
DAY 8 & 9: NORTHERN DAMARALAND
Northern Damaraland is home to stunning scenery and plateaus.
The 'middle of nowhere' feel never fails to draw people back over and over again, coupled with good game viewing possibilities including desert adapted elephant tracking and black rhino tracking which is avaliable at selected lodges.
The Northern parts of Damaraland also offer the possibility to visit local Himba tribes for a truly unique tribal experience.
DAY 10,11 & 12: ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK
Etosha is home to 4 of the Big 5 (elephant, rhino, leopard and lion) as well as a vast quantity of game and birdlife.
Self driving your game drives in Etosha is very simple, the park is well laid out and there are many waterholes that you can visit.
Should you wish to have a guided game drive or night drive during your stay in Etosha this can be organised by your tour consultant.
DAY 13 & 14 : WEST CAPRIVI
This section of the tour ventures up to the lush green riverbanks of the Caprivi.
Popular activities in the area include boat cruise, mokoro (dug out canoe) excursions, game drives in Mahangu and Bwabwata National Park, birding activities and cultural village visits.
Most lodges in this region also have camping sites so cater for all budgets.
DAY 15 & 16 : EAST CAPRIVI
Bwabwata Game Reserve extends 170km through the Caprivi Strip and was formerly known as the Caprivi Game Park. It is an area rich in wildlife with elephant, buffalo, hippos, crocs and many antelope. Birding in Bwabwata is fantastic with over 300 different bird species recorded in the area. Most lodges in the area offer game drive activities, game cruises on the Kwando River, Fishing, mokoro excursions and cultural village visits as well as birding and guided nature walks.
The majority of lodges have on site camping as well as lodge rooms.
DAY 17 & 18 : CHOBE RIVERFRONT (BOTSWANA)
Chobe National Park in Botswana is an area rich in game and birdlife.
Lodges in this area generally offer game cruises on the Chobe River, which is quite a unique experience and common to see large herds of elephants and other wildlife drinking at the river bank.
The other main activity in this area are game drives inside Chobe National Park.
DAY 19 & 20 : VICTORIA FALLS (ZIMBABWE OR ZAMBIA)
Finally after your extensive game viewing journey it is a short drive to Victoria Falls. You can camp on the banks of the Zambezi River. Guided tours to the Falls are available but it is also very simple to visit by yourselves and the maps provided at the entrance provide all the information you will require. We highly recommend taking a sunset cruise on the Lady Livingstone as a perfect way to end your trip.
There are many optional activities available in the area ranging from bungy jumping, sunset steam train trips, white water rafting and helicopter trips. All these can be booked in advance by your tour consultant.
DAY 14 : TOUR ENDS
You will return to Windhoek for your onward travels.
Available tour formats:-
Self Drive, Guided Tour or Fly In Safari
Camping / Budget Accommodation
Days can be added or removed from this itinerary to suit your requirements