AFR: 08 Nights/ 23 Days Overland Safari Namibia, Botswana & Victoria Falls Zambia

Day 1:

You will be met on arrival at Windhoek International Airport. Brief you on your overland safari across Namibia, Botswana and Zambia’s Victoria Falls. Drive westwards as you view breathtaking sceneries deep into the lower lying Namibian plains. We arrive at Sesriem camp situated on the edge of the Namib Naukluft Park. Overnight at Sesriem Campsite.

Day 2:

Early morning visit to some of the highest sand dunes in the world at Sossusvlei. Visit the Sesriem canyon in the afternoon. Overnight Sesriem.

Day 3:

Drive through the Namib Naukluft Park and observe the rich diversity of desert adapted fauna and flora, including the Welwitschia plant. Reach the quaint town of Swakopmund. Camp is set up near Swakopmund. Time to relax. Campfire dinner. Overnight in Swakopmund.

Day 4:

An early start to this day to make the most of the various options available in the coastal towns of Walvis Bay and Swakopmund. In the morning we drive to Walvis Bay to see the bird life, flamingos and pelicans in the Harbour. An optional boat cruise gives you the chance to see the Cape fur seals, Bottlenose and Heavy side dolphins. In the afternoon a visit to the Swakopmund Museum, rug making industry and other places o interest, or a drive up the spectacular Swakop River. Overnight in Swakopmund.

Day 5:

We drive north through some of the largest lichenfields worldwide. In the late afternoon we reach Aba-Huab River where desert elephants can occasionally be seen. A little further on the Huab River we look for a nice spot to set up our wilderness camp. Overnight Huab River campsite.

Day 6:

Spend the morning exploring one of the largest collections of rock engravings discovered as yet, at Twyfelfontein and visit Burnt Mountain. In the afternoon a drive along the Aba-Huab River bed in search of desert elephant and rhino. Overnight Huab River campsite.

Day 7:

We travel via Khorixas and Outjo to enter the Etosha National Park at Anderson Gate. Afternoon games drive into the Etosha Park before returning to Okaukuejo. The waterhole at Okaukuejo is floodlit at night and spectacular wildlife is almost guaranteed. Lions, elephants and black rhino come to quench their thirst almost every night. Camp at Okaukuejo.

Day 8:

Today we observe the spectacular wildlife activity around the waterholes where game concentrates during the dry season. Lunch en route. Our daylong game drive takes us around the edge of the Etosha Pan to Namutoni, and along famous game routes in the Etosha Park. Overnight Namutoni campsite.

Day 9:

Leaving the Etosha National Park we travel via Grootfontein to Rundu on the Kavango River. Overnight Nxwasi campsite.

Day 10:

We reach the Caprivi and cross the border into Botswana and travel through the village of Shakawe to arrive at Drotsky’s campsite situated on the banks of the Okavango River. Overnight Shakawe campsite.

Day 11:

A morning motor boat excursion on the Okavango River which is at its widest in this area. An abundance of bird life nest in the high papyrus fringing the river’s edge and we look out for the shy Sitatunga antelope that live here, and feed off the papyrus. A walk down to the river from the campsite offers opportunity for bird watching. Overnight Shakawe campsite.

Day 12:

Early departure to drive down the west side of the Okavango Delta to arrive in Maun, Gateway to the Okavango. We arrive at our camp, unpack and relax. In the afternoon an optional game flight offers you an aerial view of the Okavango Delta. Time for a welcome drink around the campfire, before dinner is served. Overnight Maun Camp.

Day 13:

We make an early start and drive through traditional villages before entering the South Gate into Moremi Wildlife Reserve. We should see game en route to this reserve. Our game drive takes us on a scenic road through Moremi to Xakanaxa lagoons. Shown to tents. Time to shower before dinner served in dining tent. Camp near Xakanaxa in exclusive wilderness area.

Day 14:

Early morning coffee or tea, and we set off on a full morning’s game drive to return to camp at about 11h00 for a delicious brunch. Time now to shower, rest and relax in camp. After tea we set off on our afternoon game drive through Moremi with its wilderness of rivers and lagoons. Return to camp and relax around the campfire. Dinner served in dining tent. Camp near Xakanaxa in exclusive wilderness area.

Day 15:

Having had breakfast we leave Xakanaxa and continue on an interesting riverine route through Moremi to arrive and set up camp within sight of Kwai River at Moremi’s North Gate. Camp near Kwai River in exclusive wilderness area.

Day 16:

An early morning game drive to have one last look at the Kwai, before returning to our camp for breakfast. We leave Moremi and our route takes us on an interesting day’s drive northwards to Savuti. We stop en route for lunch. A game drive past the grassy plains of the Mababe Depression takes to our campsite. Overnight Savuti in exclusive wilderness area.

Day 17:

Savuti is one of Africa’s most densely populated predator areas, and well Known for its bull elephants. The Savuti waterhole offers an ever-changing spectacle of birds and wildlife. Morning and afternoon game drives with leisure time to relax during the heat of the day. Overnight Savuti in exclusive wilderness area.

Day 18:

Leaving the plains of the Savuti Marsh we follow the Ngwezumba Valley driving through Mopane forests. Lunch en route. We arrive at the remote pan of Nogaatsha, on which a variety of wildlife depends. Camp within sight of this waterhole. Overnight in the area of Nogaatsha.

Day 19:

After breakfast we leave for the Chobe River and we should see the breeding herds of elephant and large herds of buffalo for which this park is famous. In the afternoon a boating excursion on the Chobe River offers a new dimension to game viewing. Camp along Chobe floodplains in exclusive wilderness area.

Day 20:

After a leisurely breakfast, we pack up and cross the border at Kazangula. An hour’s drive takes us to view the majestic Victoria Falls on Zambian side after which we travel to our lodge for a late lunch. Move into rooms and relax or perhaps indulge in a siesta. Later we can take one of the walking trails in and around the lodge or down to the gorge. Sundowners at the lodge’s bar before a delicious dinner. Overnight in lodge accommodation on full board basis.

Day 21-22:

You will have opportunity to enjoy a number of optional excursions after breakfast.

 A full day or half day’s exhilarating white water rafting on the gorges below the falls.

 A full day or a half-day’s canoeing and walking trails on the upper Zambezi.

 Afternoon cruise on the Zambezi River

 A visit to a traditional village

 Micro lighting or a helicopter flight over the Zambezi

Clients preferring to explore the Falls again can do so at leisure. We return to our lodge in the late afternoon and gather for the final farewell dinner of our safari. Overnight in lodge accommodation on full board basis.

Day 23:

After breakfast prepare for our transfer to Victoria falls Airport. Transfer will be arranged by your lodge, therefore kindly inform the staff of your departure times.