17 Days Trail Safari in Namibia, Botswana and Vic Falls (Lodging & Camping)

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17 Days Trail Safari in Namibia, Botswana and Vic Falls (Lodging & Camping)

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  • 17 Days / 16 Nights
  • Max People : 26
  • Min Age : 10+

Tour Details:

This 17-days Safari tour is in Namibia, Botswana, and Zimbabwe which starts from Windhoek, Namibia, and Ends in Zimbabwe, Victoria Falls, this is a comfort tour that brings you spectacular wildlife viewing in Namibia and Botswana along the watery channels of the Okavango Delta. You will also do a river cruise along the Chobe, and enjoy close encounters with hippos, giraffes, and many other animals that you might not have seen before. This exclusive tour ends in Zimbabwe’s Victoria Falls town, where you can see one of the Seven Wonders of the World Mighty waterfalls

Tour Highlights:

• DEPARTURE: This tour departs from Windhoek
• COUNTRY (‘S): Namibia, Botswana, and Zimbabwe (VicFalls)
• TOUR CODE: 17AC-WD-NAM-BOT-ZIM
• RETURN: To Victoria Falls Airport
• PASSENGERS: Minimum 1 Traveler and a Maximum of 24 Travelers per group
• STYLE: Accommodation and Camping
• MEALS: BB: Breakfast and D: Dinner
• VEHICLE: 2-3: Double Cab 4×4/ SUV
• 4 – 7 guests: Toyota Quantum/Landcruiser with a purpose-built trailer
• 8-14 guests: Toyota Dyna truck (a modified safari vehicle) / Iveco Daily 24-Seater

Trip Facts:

Start

Accommodation

Destination

Basis

Duration

Day 1

Arebbusch Travel Lodge

Windhoek

D,B&B

1 Night

Day 2

Sesriem Campsite

Sossusvlei

D,B&B

2 Nights

Day 4

Atlantic Villa

Swakopmund

B&B

2 Nights

Day 6

Spitzkoppe Campsites

Spitzkoppe

D,B&B

1 Night

Day 7

Desert Elephant Camping

Damaraland

D,B&B

1 Night

Day 8

Otjitotongwe Cheetah Guest Farm

Kamanjab

D,B&B

1 Night

Day 9

Halali Campsite

Etosha National Park

D,B&B

2 Nights

Day 11

Roy’s Rest Camp

Grootfontein

D,B&B

1 Night

Day 12

Hakusembe River Lodge Gondwana Collection Namibia

Rundu

D,B&B

1 Night

Day 13

Nunda River Lodge

Divundu

B&B

1 Night

Day 14

Chobe River Lodge

Kasane

D,B&B

1 Night

Day 15

Shearwater Explorers Village

Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe)

D,B&B

2 Nights

Includes

  • Qualified professional driver-guide
  • Vehicle / fuel
  • Park entrance fees as per itinerary
  • Passenger liability 15%
  • VAT 2% tourism levy
  • Airport transfers
  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast and Dinner for the Client

Excludes

  • 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
Payment Instructions

• Upon Booking a 10% non-refundable Deposit is required to Confirm booking of Tour/Activity/

Accommodation or Car Rental.

• Remaining 90% should be paid not later than 30 Days Prior to Departure.

• If tour is within 40 days or less prior to booking full payment is required.

• Your deposit can either be made through a Bank Transfer, Online Debit or Credit Card Payment.

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Itinerary

Day 1: Airport to Windhoek 7.6kmArebbusch Travel Lodge / Similar

Guest will be picked up at the airport and depart to Windhoek and will be picked up by the tour guide after lunch to go on a Windhoek Township tour if they arrive early In Windhoek and if times permits otherwise they will do the city tour the next morning before departing to the Dunes. Windhoek is situated in Central Namibia; the cosmopolitan city of Windhoek serves as the capital of the country. It is home to an international airport and a plethora of restaurants, shops, entertainment venues and accommodation options. The city is clean, safe and well-organised, with a colonial legacy that is reflected in its many German eateries and shops, and the widespread use of the German language.

Meals: Dinner
Included Activities: Township Tour
Overnight: Arebbusch Travel Lodge

Day 2– Windhoek to Sossusvlei (392.7.km) Accommodation: Sesriem Campsite or Similar

Guest will be picked up at their accommodation around 09:00-09:30 and departs to the Sossusvlei area. Along the way, clients will stop at Rehoboth where the guide will buy snacks for 45 minutes and this is an opportunity for guests to get some snacks and drinks for the road. Guest can lunch at 12h00-13h00 along the road by a rest place. After arrival guests will have leisure time before going on a Sundowner drive to Elim dune around 17h30 or 18h00.

 

Meals: Dinner
Included Activity: Sundowner at Elim Dune

Day 3: Sossuvlei / Sesriem AreaAccommodation: Sesriem Campsite or Similar

Guest will wake up and have breakfast before going into the park for Sossuvlei Excursion which includes Dune 45, Deadvlei, Hiddenvlei, and Big Daddy. The tour guide will have regular stops to let clients take pictures and have some exposure to the Dunes. Guest will be back around lunchtime and will have some leisure time for themselves at the pool.

 

Overnight: Sesriem Campsite
At the entry to Sossusvlei is Sesriem Canyon, at the foot of the gorge, which plunges down to 30 to 40 m, are pools that become replenished after good rains. Located perfectly at the entry to Sossusvlei inside the park gate is Sesriem Camping, right beside the gate into the desert and just a short drive from Sesriem Canyon where centuries of erosion have incised a narrow gorge about 1 km in length.
It is perfect for campers who want to experience the beauty of the Namib Desert with the sun setting over the Elim dune then the stars emerging until they fill the sky above you and the clicking of the desert barking Geckos and distant howl of the Jackal. Sit by the fire and imagine what you will.
After a good night’s rest its up early (one hour before sunrise) for a drive to the sossusvlei wherer you can climb a sand dune and watch the colours change as the sun rises over the horizon slipping its morning warmth over the Namib desert dunes. Sesriem derives its name from the time when earlier pioneers tied six lengths of rawhide thongs (riem) together to draw water from the pools. Accommodation at Sesriem is provided in 24 campsites. Facilities found there include a gas station, convenience store and a secure parking area.
Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
Included Activity: Sossuvlei Excursion ( Deadvlei,Dune 45,Big Daddy,Sesriem Canyon, Hiddenvlei, )

Day 4: Sossusvlei to Swakopmund (402.6km)Accommodation: Atlantic Villa , Swakopmund / Similar

Guest depart to Swakopmund early morning at around 09:00 am from Sossusvlei. It’s about 5 hours’ drive to Swakopmund. Once clients have arrived in Walvis Bay they will buy lunch and depart to Swakopmund, When Clients arrive in Swakopmund they will check in and taken by the guide for their activity (Quad biking and Sandboard) which is about a 2-hour activity. After the activity clients will go freshen up for dinner at a Restaurant.

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner
Activities Included:  2-Hour Quad Biking and Sand-Boarding ,Township tour.

Day 5: Swakopmund Accommodation: Atlantic Villa , Swakopmund / Similar

After breakfast guest will have a Township tour of Swakopmund and visit the Musuem for the antient history of how Swakopmund was a trade town and how it played an important part in import and export of war machinery in WW2. In the afternoon client will have leaure time and those who would like to do boatcruises or Living desert tour to spot desert animals can book this tours optionally. By 17h30 clients will get ready for Dinner at Tuk Restaurant on availability.

Meals included: Breakfast
Activities Included:  2-Hour Quad Biking and Sand-Boarding, Township tour
Optional Excluded activities: Living Dunes Experience from Swakopmund; Scenic Desert Tour, Sky diving

Day 6 Swakopmund To Spitzkoppe 155.20kmAccommodation: Spitzkoppe Campsites/ Similar

After breakfast client will depart to Spitzkoppe but along the way make a turn at Henties bay to see the deserted Shipwrek and then go onto Cape Cross to visit one of the largest seal colonies in the world of about 200 000 seals. Then we head on to Spitzkoppe. Although Spitzkoppe, at 1,800 meters above sea level, is not the highest mountain in Namibia, it is because of its astounding silhouette that it is the country’s most famous mountain.

Situated in Namibia’s desolate, awe-inspiring Namib Desert, between Usakos and Swakopmund and about two hours’ drive from Swakopmund, the Spitzkoppe are a group of bald granite peaks forming one of Namibia’s most recognizable and dramatic landmarks.

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner
Included Activity: Rock Climbing
Overnight: Spitzkoppe Campsites

Day 7 Spitzkoppe To Damaraland 224.06kmAccommodation: Desert Elephant Camping, Damaraland / Similar

Guest will have breakfast and take off to Twyfelfontain, they we will admire the rock drawings of the Bushmen. Twyfelfontein is famous because of its many rock paintings and rock engravings (Petroglyphs) of the San (Bushmen) of which 2500 were counted. Specifications about the age of the engravings fluctuate and a period of 1000 – 10000 years is stated. Remarkable is that the engravings were made without the use of metal tools. It is presumed that quartz tools were used instead as many quartz chips were found here.

 

This vast desert landscape is known as one of the most beautiful regions in Namibia. Huge, untamed, and ruggedly beautiful, Damaraland is an exceptionally scenic landscape featuring open plains, ancient valleys, and spectacular rock formations.

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner
Included Activity: Rock painting and Star Gazing
Overnight: Desert Elephant Camping

Day 8: Twyfelfontain To KamanjabAccommodation: Otjitotongwe Cheetah Guest Farm, Kamanjab/ Similar

Clients will grab early breakfast and depart to Kamanjab and Along the way, villages of the Herero people will appear and they will be decorated by women in Victorian dresses and headscarves braided to form cow horns – the Herero symbol. We will spend the night at a farm in Otjitotongwe – a cheetah sanctuary. Namibia is home to most of these beautiful cats, of which there are very few left in the world. Attempts to save this species in Namibia have been successful and within 10 years the population has increased by almost 30%. Watching cheetahs while feeding.

Fringing the western edge of Etosha, Kamanjab is situated in the Kunene Region. It serves as an excellent base for visitors looking for adventure in the surrounding area.

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner
Included Activities: Hereros Culture and Cheetah Sanctuary
Overnight: Otjitotongwe Cheetah Guest Farm

Day 9- Kamanjab to Etosha National Park 248.85kmAccommodation: Halali Campsite, Etosha National Park / Similar

Clients will depart in the morning after breakfast to Etosha and will stop along the way to visit a village inhabited by the Himba ethnic group, after lunch if time permits the clients will have an afternoon game drive in Etosha. Depending on how often you stop today, on entering the park, the first stop would be Okaukuejo where you pay your entry fee and I suggest you pop in at the local shop to purchase some drinks and snacks and most importantly, a map of Etosha which will show you all the waterholes along the way. Etosha has lions, giraffes, rhinos, zebras, springbok and elephants. This on top of many lesser and common plains herds, and abundant birds makes game viewing in Etosha.

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Included Activities: Afternoon Game Drive

Day 10- Etosha National Park Area Accommodation: Halali Campsite, Etosha National Park /Similar

Clients will take early breakfast and then go on the Full day game drive and around 12h00 -13h00 clients will have lunch inside the park and continue with the game drive up till the afternoon and after the game drive guest will have leisure time to enjoy the atmosphere before dinner.

Situated in northwestern Namibia, the Etosha National Park offers a premier game viewing experience. The park’s diverse vegetation ranges from dense bush to open plains attracting a variety of wildlife.

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner
Included Activity: Full day Game Drive

Day 11: Etosha To Grootfontein 295.61kmAccommodation: Roy's Rest Camp, Grootfontein

Clients will grab early breakfast and depart to Grootfontein (meaning ‘Big Fountain’) is famous for being home to the largest meteorite ever discovered on earth (located roughly 25 kilometers from the town center). Along the way, clients will make a stop at Tsumeb for some shopping and visit the bushmen village.

Other must-see attractions include the fascinating Grootfontein Museum, and the Abenab and Berg Aukas Mines. From here, a fantastic network of hiking and biking trails leads into the wild.

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner
Included Activities: Visit to Hoba meteorite and Bushman Village

Day 12: Grootfontein To Rundu 207.02kmAccommodation: Hakusembe River Lodge Gondwana Collection Namibia, Rundu / Similar

Clients will get morning Breakfast and depart to Rundu which is Bordering Angola, on the banks of the Okavango River in northern Namibia, the town of Rundu serves as the capital of the eastern Kavango region. Rundu is renowned for its local woodcarvers market and is filled with impressive woodcarvers’ workshops. Guest will go on a trip on traditional mokoro boats in search of hippos and crocodiles.

The town provides a great stopover to refuel for visitors heading to Katima Mulilo, enthralling Popa Falls, or Mahangu Game Reserve, home to the endangered wild dog and lion, leopard, elephant, cheetah, and hippo..

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Included Activity: Mokoro Boat cruise

Overnight: Hakusembe River Lodge Gondwana Collection Namibia

Day 13: Rundu To Divundu Accommodation: Nunda River Lodge, Divundu/ Similar

Early Breakfast and then depart to The Okavango River .A visit to the Mahango Game Reserve Park, where, apart from animals, we will see huge baobabs.Today’s episode is not too long and we should be there in the early afternoon. The whole road leads through Caprivi and the area of ​​the Bwabata National Park. The route is decorated with road signs “beware of elephants”. This is the route of the largest population of elephants migrating from Chobe to Zambezi.

Set roughly 200 kilometres east of Rundu on the southeastern banks of the great Okavango River, the small village of Divundu is a wonderful destination from which to explore the river, game parks and national reserves of the area.

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner
Included Activity: Game Drive
Overnight: Nunda River Lodge

Day 13: Divundu To Kasane 429.86kmAccommodation: Chobe River Lodge , Kasane / Similar

Clients afterbreakfast will be Crossing the border with Botswana and reach Kasane – the largest town in this region with a slight architectural chaos characteristic of Botswana. The area has the largest concentration of elephants in the world. Elephant migrations take place very close to the city limits. On the access road, be very careful because huge herds like to run across the main road.
In Kasane, we will go on a boat trip on the Chobe River. During the cruise we will observe many wild animals.

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner
Included Activity: Boat cruise
Overnight: Chobe River Lodge

Day 14: Chobe To Victoria Falls 97 km Accommodation: Shearwater Explorers Village, Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe)

Clients will depart from chobe to Victoria Falls which is in the largest water Fall in the world 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 travellers exploring the seventh wonder of the world, the unfathomably vast Victoria Falls. After arrival clients will go on the game drive and get back for dinner.

Meal: Breakfast and Dinner
Included Activity:African Arts, Crafts & Cultural centre

Day 15: Victoria Falls area

Clients will have early breakfast and have a visit to Victoria falls and get back before lunch and after lunch
have some leisure time for themselves.

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner
Included Activity: Visit to Victoria Fall

Day 16: Shearwater Explorers Village, Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe) to Victoria Falls Airport 20km

Clients will refresh in the morning and have breakfast and continue to do more exciting activities. On this second day, it’s time for additional attractions – rafting on the Zambezi, canoeing, scenic flights over Victoria Falls or bungy jumping from the bridge connecting Zambia with Zimbabwe deep into the canyon at the bottom of which the frothy waters of the Zambezi rush or watching the Victoria Falls from the Zambian side

 

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