12 Days Luxury Best of Namibia, Zimbabwe and Botswana Fly In Safari
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Type of Tour: Multi-Country
Duration Of Tour: 12 Days / 11 Nights
12 Days Luxury safari is to visit around the main highlights that Namibia, Botswana, and Zimbabwe have to offer in Africa. In just 11 days and 12 nights, we would never be able to fit in everything you wanted to see but you will see the main most attractions. You will Spend time amongst the ancient sand dunes in Sossusvlei, Damaraland, and from there go back in time with the coastal time of Swakopmund. and exceptional game viewing at the world famous Etosha National Park. In Botswana, you will enjoy the watery channels on okavango Delta, Chobe, and ending in the 7 wonders of Victoria Falls.
- An epic 12-day African Safari to Namibia, Botswana & Zimbabwe, staying at comfortable safari lodges all the way.
- This budget African Safari combines unforgettable wildlife adventures,
- Colorful African cultures, and gobsmackingly beautiful scenery.
- Unforgettable highlights in Namibia include the ancient Namib Desert's Sossusvlei Dunes, Deadvlei and Sesriem Canyon, and the game-rich Etosha National park.
- Travel to Botswana where we visit the pristine Okavango Delta, Greater Moremi, Makgadikgadi Pans, and Chobe National Park, home to one of the largest elephant herds in Africa.
|Swakopmund||Strand Hotel Swakopmund||1 Night||DBB|
|Sossusvlei||Sossusvlei Lodge||1 Night||DBB|
|Windhoek||Hilton Windhoek Hotel||1 Night||DBB|
|Zimbabwe||Victoria Falls Rainbow Hotel Victoria Falls,||2 Nights||DBB|
|Chobe River Front||Chobe Game Lodge||2 Nights||DBB|
|Khwai Community Area||Sango Safari Camp||2 Nights||DBB|
|Maun||Maun Lodge||2 Nights||DBB|
Day 1: Windhoek to Swakopmund Flight to Walvis Bay
The guest will take a domestic flight to Walvis Bay and be transferred to Swakopmund after visiting the lagoons. Swakopmund Set along Namibia’s spectacularly scenic coast, the seaside town of Swakopmund is known for its wide-open avenues, colonial architecture, and its surrounding otherworldly desert terrain. Founded in 1892 as the main harbor for German Southwest Africa, Swakopmund is often described as being more German than Germany. Now a seaside resort town, Swakopmund is the capital of the Skeleton Coast tourism area and has plenty to keep visitors happy. The next morning guest can go on quad biking which will take the 90-minute ride to the dune-belt in Swakopmund, where you will settle down for a picnic on top of one of the best view-points around. Enjoy breath-taking views of where the Namib Desert meets the Atlantic Ocean while you snack on some delicious oysters
Overnight: Strand Hotel Swakopmund
With its extensive, unique, and creatively entertaining Restaurants, Bars, Deli, Lobby-Lounge, Sea Facing Terraces, Beach Kiosk, and state of the art Conference & Banqueting Center, all set on the Mole, a historic and iconic site surrounded by
Ocean on three sides, the Strand Hotel Swakopmund is a social epicenter and destination in itself for all visitors to and residents of Swakopmund.
Its architectural inspiration finds its roots deep in Namibian-German history and reflects this in a tasteful contemporary manner. The interiors are residential in nature, and the brief to all designers involved was to create a non-hotel, hotel. One as charming and welcoming as the town it is located in. Simply very warm and comfortable, and as they say in German: “gemütlich” providing a genuine “sense-of-place” atmosphere adding to any Namibian visit.
Arriving at the Strand is a dramatic experience as one passes through its 13m high and 9m wide Ocean View Atrium which travels right through the Hotel offering sea views at either end. Off this Atrium Lobby is Reception, consisting of three individual desks and an inviting open fireplace which rounds off the residential feel and warm welcome.
Day 2 – Swakopmund Airport to Sossusvlei Airport
This day guests will be transferred to the airport and fly to Sossusvlei which is in the scenic Namib-Naukluft National Park, Sossusvlei is where you will find the iconic red sand dunes of the Namib. The clear blue skies contrast with the giant red dunes to make this one of the most scenic natural wonders of Africa and a photographer’s heaven. This awe-inspiring destination is possibly Namibia’s premier attraction, with its unique dunes rising to almost 400 meters-some of the highest in the world. After arrival guests will have leisure time before going on a Sundowner drive to the dune around 17h30 or 18h00.
Overnight: Sossusvlei Lodge
Luxury right at the entrance gate to Sesriem Canyon and the famous Sossusvlei
Situated at the Entrance Gate to the Namib Naukluft Park, Sossusvlei Lodge offers direct access to the towering red sand dunes, the famous pan of Sossusvlei, the scorched black trees of Dead Vlei, and the remarkable depths of the Sesriem Canyon.
The Superior Accommodation units at Sossusvlei Lodge feature a patio to enjoy views over the Desert landscapes, a spacious air-conditioned twin-bedded room, and a full en-suite bathroom. The Standard Family Units feature two rooms back to back connected by a lockable inter-leading door between the two private bathrooms. An elegant Junior Suite boasts a spacious bedroom, living area, patio with a splash pool, large bathroom, and inspiring views.
Experience the true art of Hospitality with the thoughtful touch of attentive staff to contribute to a truly memorable experience. Facilities include a sparkling pool, bar, sundowner deck, beer garden, and an alfresco terrace where one can enjoy exquisite food, award-winning wines, and magnificent views of the floodlit waterhole.
The Sossusvlei Lodge Adventure Centre provides a range of activities including Guided Excursions to Deadvlei and Sossusvlei, Elim dune walks, Sundowner Trips, Quad Buggy Nature Drives, Hot Air Ballooning, Scenic Flights, and much more to explore the area’s natural beauty.
Day 3-4 : Sossusvlei to Windhoek flight
Guests will have breakfast go into the park for their activity in the dunes for the Sossusvlei excursion and will be back around 12 and be transferred to the airport and fly to Windhoek, upon arrival our shuttle will pick you up and take the guest to their accommodation. Windhoek is home to an international airport and a plethora of restaurants, shops, entertainment venues, and accommodation options. The city is clean, safe and well-organized, with a colonial legacy that is reflected in its many German eateries and shops, and the widespread use of the German language. Upon arrival depending on the time guest will have a city tour before dinner.
Overnight: Hilton Windhoek Hotel
Set in the heart of Namibia’s capital city, Windhoek, the contemporary Hilton Windhoek hotel is conveniently close to a variety of business corporations and historical and tourist attractions.
All of the modern Guest Rooms and Suites at this Windhoek hotel are decorated in a warm, contemporary African style and feature spacious work areas and high-speed internet access. Upgrade to an Executive Room or Suite for additional space, a larger variety of amenities, and access to the Executive Lounge. Hold a conference in one of 5 flexible meeting rooms which offer the very latest in audio/visual technology and ensure your event is a success with our 24-hour Business Center.
Enjoy international favorites in our all-day dining venue, Ekipa, savor fine wines and specialty cheeses in the elegant mezzanine restaurant, D’vine and sip cocktails and enjoy delicious tapas while you gaze out over the city below in our stunning rooftop Skybar. Work out in our 24-hour Fitness Center, take a dip in our heated 18m lap pool, and rejuvenate body and mind in our luxury Spa, Breeze.
Feel at home in a contemporary Guest Room at the Hilton Windhoek hotel, which features traditional African-inspired décor. Recline on the luxurious King-sized bed or the 2 comfortable double beds and watch your favorite movie on the LCD TV, work at the spacious desk and keep in touch with high-speed internet access and refresh in the elegant bathroom
Accommodation: Victoria Falls Rainbow Hotel
On this beautiful morning, guests will be transferred from Hilton hotel to Hosea kutako international airport and take a flight to Victoria Falls which is resting on the southern banks of the Zambezi River at the western end of the eponymous falls, this popular tourist town is compact enough to walk around and makes an ideal base for travelers exploring the seventh wonder of the world, the unfathomably vast Victoria Falls. About two-thirds of the falls can be viewed from the Zimbabwean side and, while the falls are undoubtedly the star attraction, the area provides both adventure seekers and sightseers with plenty of opportunities to warrant a longer stay. After arrival guests will visit the craft center.
Day 5: Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Clients will wake up for breakfast and then visit the Victoria waterfalls. Guest will have leisure time for the rest of the day and can choose to do extra optional activities.
Overnight: Victoria Falls Rainbow Hotel
Victoria Falls Rainbow Hotel is within walking distance from Victoria Falls, the town center, the railway station as well as the commercial district. The Airport is roughly 25km from the hotel. This hotel offers attention to detail, personal service and offers the base from which to pursue adrenaline-pumping sporting activities.
The lodge is located next to the Zambezi National Park and it’s possible to spot some hippos, crocodiles or game coming in for a drink from the rooms.
All rooms have air conditioning, color television, computer hook up, ensuite bathrooms, with enclosed balconies. Suites have, in addition, a separate lounge, mini bar, and another TV lounge. The hotel has 88 rooms in total.
The Simujinga restaurant with its enticing African aura and blending in of Western & African cuisine and The Kraal Restaurant (Shop and Dine concept) – provides a more authentic Zimbabwean meal experience. Traditional shows (traditional Ndebele Dancers and the Makishi from the Matonga tribe) depict the original diversity of the Zimbabwean and Southern African culture.
Day 6: Victoria Falls to Kasane
Accommodation: Chobe Game Lodge
Clients will have breakfast and be transferred to Kasane or accommodation and depart to Chobe National park area, upon arrival clients will have a game drive throughout Chobe and its beautiful landscape across the challenging Magwikwe Sand point, which was the shoreline of the ancient inland sea, visit the Makgadikgadi Lake. Its deep sand, so in the wet season, it becomes impassable. After the game drive, the tour guide will prepare for dinner.
Day 7: Chobe National Park Area
Clients will have breakfast in the morning and then go on the Mokoro trial excursion. The mokoro usually carries one or two passengers, while the boatman stands at the stern using a long pole called a “ngashi”, to pole or push the mokoro forward.
Overnight: Chobe Game Lodge
Counter-balancing the wilderness is restful, air-conditioned, en-suite lodgings. Graceful high arches, quarry tiled floors, and barrel-vaulted ceilings create an atmosphere of cool tranquillity.
Other facilities include a large swimming pool with a terrace, a riverside boma area, a stylish bar with an outside terrace, an expansive deck offering magnificent views over the Chobe River as well as conference facilities for business travelers. All meals are catered for in various locations throughout the lodge including the terrace, boma, and riverfront deck.
Each of Chobe Game Lodge’s 4 luxury suites has an individual plunge pool set on a private terrace with breathtaking panoramic views of the endless landscape and open plains. Graceful high arches, quarry tiled floors and barrel-vaulted ceilings create an atmosphere of cool tranquillity. All 46 rooms are tastefully furnished, each room with hand-crafted Rhodesian teak furniture and walls decorated with original African carvings and paintings.
Day 8 – Chobe to Khwai Community Area
Accommodation: Sango Safari Camp, Khwai Community Area / Similar accommodation
After breakfast, the clients will be transferred to Kasane Airport and take a flight to the Okavango Delta. The Khwai area of the Okavango lies along the northern boundary of the Moremi Game Reserve. This is an unfenced boundary allowing wildlife to move freely between the woodlands in the wet season when water is plentiful and back to permanent rivers and lagoons in the dry season.
Day 9 –Khwai Community Area
Guest will have breakfast and go on morning game drive and evening game drive. The Khwai area offers the same wildlife experience as the reserve with the added advantage of being a private concession which means the ability to do walking safaris and night drives.
Overnight: Sango Safari Camp
Sango Safari Camp is nestled in the shade of the trees overlooking the Khwai River. Situated on the outskirts of the traditional village of Khwai and on the border of Moremi Game Reserve, the camp offers guests the perfect base from which to explore the wildlife and culture of this unique habitat.
This intimate safari camp is named for the Sango Family, some of the original inhabitants of the Khwai area, and now part owners of the camp. Guests will have the chance to learn firsthand about the unique lifestyle and experiences that come from living and growing up in one of the most wildlife-rich areas of Botswana.
Accommodating 12 guests in 6 en-suite Meru tents Sango Safari Camp is designed in the style of the classic tented safari camp of days gone by. With its open-air bucket showers, hand-crafted furnishings and classic styling Sango Safari Camp aims to rekindle the atmosphere of the luxury mobile safari camp, successfully blending the rustic with the luxurious.
With the Khwai River forming a natural border between the world-famous Moremi Game Reserve and Khwai Concession, animals can travel freely through this vast unfenced wilderness. Situated on the river overlooking the Moremi and with access to both these magnificent wildlife areas, Sango Safari Camp is focused on delivering an exceptional wildlife experience to our guests. The camp’s location allows guests to take advantage of a host of wildlife activities which include open vehicle game drives both in the Moremi and in the Khwai concession area, night drives, and mokoro trips.
Day 10: Khwai Community Area to Maun
Accommodation: Maun Lodge
Clients will be picked up at the airport and depart to Maun Lodge which is situated in Maun. After checking in and freshening up. In the Afternoon the clients will depart for a Mokoro Excursion (for 2 hours) after this activity clients will get back and the lodge and get ready for Dinner.
Day 11: Maun Area
Clients will grab a nice morning breakfast and go on the full-day game drive whereby they will be back in the afternoon. The guest will get a picnic lunch on the drive and will be back before dinner, relaxing around the campfire.
Overnight: Maun Lodge
Maun Lodge is situated on the banks of the Thamalakane River and on the doorstep to the famous Okavango Delta. Located only 4 km from Maun International Airport and 2.5 km from the village center and is ideally positioned for both business and holiday visitors.
Accommodation consists of 30 double rooms, 2 of which are suitable for the physically challenged, 20 twin and 4 family rooms, all air-conditioned with en-suite bathrooms, an extensive bouquet of satellite television, tea and coffee facilities, room and laundry services. There are also 10 deluxe riverfront rooms and 2 Presidential suites, all with private verandas, en-suite, and fully air-conditioned. For those on a limited budget, there are 12 thatched chalets that are excellent value for money, the chalets are en-suite, fully air-conditioned, have tea & coffee facilities, and 16 DSTV channels. Eight of the chalets cater to families with three beds. The remaining four have two beds each.
Day 12: Maun Accommodation to Maun Airport
This is the last day of the tour and clients will have early breakfast while the guide packs up their tents and depart/Transferred to Kasane Airport.
- Qualified professional driver-guide
- Vehicle / fuel
- Park entrance fees as per itinerary
- Passenger liability 15%
- VAT 2% tourism levy
- Airport transfers
- Breakfast and Dinner for the Client
- Expenses of personal nature
- Entrance fees not mentioned in the itinerary
- Meals not mentioned
- Drinks at lodges and on road
- Optional excursions and activities
- Tips for tour guides
- International flights and airport taxes
- Items not mentioned in the itinerary
HOW TO BOOK AND HOW TO PAY:
To reserve this tour, a payment of 30% of the total price must be made at the time of reservation. The balance of 70% can be made 30 days before the departure of your tour. Your deposit can either be made through a Bank Transfer, with the addition of a 45 US Dollar fee or by Credit Card which incurs an additional bank charge of 3.5%.