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16 Days Safari tour itinerary for namibia: Set Out For A Grand Adventure In Southern Africa

Windhoek, Sossusvlei, Etosha National Park, Victoria Falls, Deadvlei, Swakopmund, Walvis Bay, Chobe National Park, Kasane, Maun, Kalahari Desert, Nata, Bwabwata National Park, Ghanzi, Twyfelfontein

Safari Tour
Camping Tour
Eco Tourism Tour

See the Best of Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe on this tour. This route offers unique wildlife and cultural safari as you travel to several national parks, desert areas, seaside, World Heritage site of over 2500 rock etchings, Elephant Sands, Harnas Wildlife Foundation, Mosi-oa-Tunya (Falls), vibrant cities and many more. 

DAY 01

Windhoek (310km) Sesriem - ( D)

  • Be collected between 09:00 and 09:30 from anywhere within Windhoek. Windhoek is surrounded by mountains and you have to pass both the Eros Mountains and the Khomas Hochland Range. As you come through the mountains, you drop down from the central plateau to grassy desert savannah. The accommodation is situated in Sesriem itself. 

  • On arrival, check into the lodge and get comfortable with the surrounding nature of the Namib Desert.

DAY 02

Sesriem (83km) Solitaire ( B D )

  • Early start to catch the soft light of the sunrise over the desert. After passing through Sesriem gate, continue towards Sossusvlei with distant sand dunes along both sides of the road. 

  • Stop at the famous Dune 45. Those who feel fit may climb the dune and get a breathtaking view of the surrounding desert and dunes. 

  • After breakfast, take a desert walk in the cool of the morning at Deadvlei, with the chance of seeing gemsboks, springboks, black-backed jackals and ostriches. 

  • As the day cools down in the afternoon, go on a short excursion to Sesriem Canyon.

DAY 03

Solitaire (350km) Swakopmund – ( B )

  • Move from desert to sea. Namibia is a country of contrasts. 

  • On the way, you will cross the Tropic of Capricorn and traverse the Gaub and the Kuiseb passes, driving down to the dry river bed at the bottom of the Kuiseb Canyon before climbing up the other side, watching the spectacular desert landscape unfold before us.

  • Having arrived at the coast, you will make a stop in Walvis Bay to enjoy the view of flamingos and other birds in the lagoons.

DAY 04

Swakopmund - ( B )

  • The rest of the day will be free with plenty of time to explore the town. Swakopmund is a very pleasant seaside town with lots of shops, a good stretch of beach (although the Atlantic is quite cold here) and an open-air curio market. There is also a very good museum and the Namibian National Marine Aquarium is located in Swakopmund. Alternatively, there are various optional activities that can be arranged. These include a boat-tour (with oysters and champagne!), scenic flights and micro-light flights over the desert, fishing trips (either from the beach or in a boat), quad-bike trips into the desert and over the sand dunes around Swakopmund, sandboarding, skydiving and many other activities. Your guide will discuss all the possible optional activities with you and offer to make pre-bookings in advance. (N.B. All extra activities in Swakopmund are subject to availability and are made at the client's own risk and expense). Dinner today is not included in the cost of the safari and will be at the client's own expense.

DAY 05

Damaraland ( B D )

  • Start the day early as your drive takes us northeast into Damaraland. 

  • Head north up to Henties Bay where you can spot the most recent shipwreck to fall victim to the Benguela current, before heading inland, across the gravel plains for the Namib and north from Uis, with the chance to meet the local people, the Himba, Damara and Herero that call these areas home.

  • Either way, if time allows, in the afternoon, you will visit Twyfelfontein (literally translated means ‘doubtful spring’), a UNESCO World Heritage site that is home to over 2500 rock etchings, making it one of the worlds largest collections of rock petroglyphs together with the Damara Living Museum.

DAY 06

Etosha National Park - Okaukujo Camp ( B L )

  • Wake up with the smell of good coffee and a great breakfast.

  • Petrified Forest is a deposit of large tree trunks that have "turned to stone" through a process of diagenesis. There are at least two large tree trunks, each 45 metres (148ft) long, exposed to view. Several hundred others are located in the vicinity. It is believed that the trees were swept downstream by a large flood and covered by alluvial sands. Deprived of air, the organic matter could not rot and decay, but instead, over millions of years, underwent silicification, whereby each cell is individually fossilised and the appearance, if not the colour, of wood, is retained. The surrounding sands became sandstone, which is now eroding away. In addition, there are a large number of welwitschia plants at the site. The site was declared a National Monument on 1 March 1950

DAY 07

Etosha National Park – Namutoni Camp ( B L)

  • Spend most of the day game driving. You will visit a number of waterholes and make a stop at the Etosha Pan, the “place of dry water”. The Pan is an extensive flat depression of about 5,000 km2. This great, white expanse is a place of shimmering mirages and seeing large herds of game in this setting makes Etosha a unique experience. You may stop at Halali middle camp for a relaxing afternoon before going through to Namutoni Camp for an overnight stay.

DAY 08

Rundu ( Kavango River) ( B L D )

  • Game viewing continuous with an early start. You will continue from Etosha National Park through the eastern gate. Ther Journey will take us about 5 hours driving to the Lodge, base on the banks of the Okavango River.

  • On arrival, visit the Living Museum of the Mbunza, a traditional school for culture and at the same time a communal business for the local people of the Kavango. With this sustainable project, they will be able to preserve their traditional culture and to generate additional income.

DAY 09

Divundu - Bwabwata National Park - ( B D)

  • On arrival to the Lodge, check into your rooms and get comfortable with the Kavango River.

  • Join your guide on a sundowner game drive in the Bwabwata National Park. The park is home to numerous game. You will find large concentrations of elephants, buffalos but also - and this is special for the Buffalo Park - big herds of roan and sable antelope. Warthog, kudu, impala, reedbuck, red lechwe and of course hippos and crocodiles are also seen quite often. Predators which visit the park are lion and leopard. A part of the Buffalo park is situated in the ruins of an old South African army station. These ruins are often visited by impalas and kudus. It is not forbidden to leave the car and climb on some of the large termite hills along the riverside. The views and photographic opportunities from the ant hills are extraordinary. Please make sure that you are not disturbing any large mammals or crocodiles when you leave the car, as some of them like to disturb back.

DAY 10

Botswana – Chobe National Park - Kasane ( B L )

  • After breakfast, drive from Namibia slowly heading into Botswana's Chobe National Park. Chobe National Park, in northern Botswana, has one of the largest concentrations of game in Africa. By size, it is the third largest park in the country, after the Central Kalahari Game Reserve and the Gemsbok National Park, and is the most biologically diverse. It is also Botswana's first national park.

  • On arrival, enjoy the rest of the day joining activities offered by the lodge.

DAY 11

Kasane (75km) Victoria Falls Zimbabwe – ( B )

  • After breakfast, visit the Victoria Falls for the whole day. Victoria Falls, or Mosi-oa-Tunya (Tokaleya Tonga: The Smoke That Thunders), is a waterfall in southern Africa on the Zambezi River at the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe. It has been described by CNN as one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the world.

  • After spending the whole day at the falls, head back to our Accommodation and enjoy the sunset over the Namibian side of the Chobe River. 

DAY 12

Kasane – (255km ) Elephant Sands - ( B D)

  • Depart Kasane in the morning, right after breakfast and drive off to the world of Elephants. Settled between two of Botswana’s top attractions, the Okavango Delta and Chobe National Park, is a place where fine sand and massive elephants meet. The marriage of these creates a place where the two are brought together for those of us that seek adventure. This is a campsite that combines the beauty of African nature and its wildlife, Elephant Sands. You can enjoy the rest of the day in the company of the African gentle Giants.

DAY 13

Maun – Botswana ( B L )

  • After breakfast, continue to Maun. The Journey will take us about 5 Hours Drive. The Sedia Riverside Hotel has its own African ambience, cuisine and hospitality offer you African adventure with relaxation. The area has many different habitats including flood plans, reedbeds and permanent wetland, mopane forest, dry savannah woodland and acacia woodland. The lagoons and channels are part of the Okavango Delta System. The Lodge offers a variety of activities you can take part in.

Moremi Game Reserve Mokoro Trails Nxai Pan / Makgadikgadi National Park Chobe National Park The Central Kalahari Desert Tsodilo Hills Maun Mokoro Trip Maun Birding Tour Okavango Delta Scenic Flights

DAY 14

Ghanzi – Botswana ( B L )

  • From Maun, continue to the Kalahari Desert. 

  • Visit the Bushman who will take you on an educational guided walk. The walk takes about an hour and focuses on the beauty of the culture and the knowledge carried from one generation to the next. The ancestors of the hunter-gatherer Sān are thought to have been the first inhabitants of what is now Botswana and South Africa. The historical presence of the San in Botswana is particularly evident in northern Botswana's Tsodilo Hills region. In this area, stone tools and rock art paintings date back over 70,000 years and are by far the oldest known art. Sān were traditionally semi-nomadic, moving seasonally within certain defined areas based on the availability of resources such as water, game animals, and edible plants.

DAY 15

harnas wildlife foundation ( B L )

  • Drive off after breakfast towards the Mamuno Border back into Namibia. The journey will take us to the first Rehabilitation Farm open in Namibia known as the Harnas Wildlife Foundation. Harnas. It is one of the few wildlife orphanages and medical centres in the world to take in abused, injured, and captured wild animals from Namibia, Botswana, and southern African nations, saving hundreds of animals per year. Its mission is to protect life; done through the responsible and effective management, regulation and understanding of the resources necessary for this task.

  • On arrival, you can take the time to stroll around and get acquainted with all the animals in the surrounding.

DAY 16

Windhoek ( B )

  • After breakfast, (if you haven't booked any extra activities), depart to Windhoek. END OF TOUR

  • 54.50 NAD Per Adult , 27.25 NAD Per Child (* Private and Group tour)
  • Transportation/fuel, accommodation (or tents/camping equipment), meals as per itinerary, national park entrance fee, tour guide for the entire tour, transfer to and from the airport, pick-up in Windhoek and transfer to the lodge/hotel after the tour.

  • Scheduled flights (bus tickets) to and from Namibia, individually extended accommodation or additional transfers, sleeping bags on camping tours, compulsory insurance, water and drinks, alcoholic beverages, Victoria Falls park entry fees, optional activities/attractions, snacks, gratuities and tips, trip extensions, personal shopping, visa to Namibia.

  • The 16 Day Namibia Botswana Victoria Falls Tour is every safari lovers' dream tour. The tour offers the best of Southern, Northern Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe. This route offers unique wildlife and cultural safari.

  • Highlights include Sossusvlei, Swakopmund, Skeleton Coast, Twyfelfontein, Etosha National Park, Kavango River, Bwabwata National Park, Chobe National Park, Victoria Falls, Elephants Sands, Maun, Ghazni – Kalahari – Harnas Wildlife Foundation.

Windhoek, Sossusvlei, Etosha National Park, Victoria Falls, Deadvlei, Swakopmund, Walvis Bay, Chobe National Park, Kasane, Maun, Kalahari Desert, Nata, Bwabwata National Park, Ghanzi, Twyfelfontein

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