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15 Days Tour from Windhoek, Namibia to Botswana and Zimbabwe

2 Weeks 1 Day

15 Days from Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe- Explore nature and its uniqueness from these different places in just 14 Days

Highlights

Namib desert, Sossusvlei dunes, Sesriem Gorge, Swakopmund

Twyfelfontein, Burnt Mountain and the Basalt organ pipes

Himba Tribe, Etosha National Park, Rundu, Popa Falls and Mahangu, Chobe National Park, Victoria Falls

Description

The journey begins in Namibia at Kalahari whereby you will meet the Bush Man; they are the first inhabitant of Namibia. In Sossusvlei, there are optional activities such as balloon, helicopter, or flight over the dunes. At Walvis Bay, there will be a boat trip and other optional activities: flight over the Namib Desert, 4X4 in the dunes, and Sandwich Harbour. Twyfelfontein (Damaraland) region has one of the largest concentrations of rock engravings in Africa. Rundu, which is located on the banks of the Okavango, in northern Namibia, and there are optional activities: cruise champagne and sunset, fishing on a Mokoro, etc.

To the northeast, you will reach the area of Popa Falls and Mahangu, in the Caprivi Strip, a narrow projection of Namibia, about 450 km east, between Botswana in the south, Angola and Zambia in the north. Botswana is a landlocked country in southern Africa; it has a landscape defined by the Kalahari Desert and the Okavango Delta, which becomes a lush animal habitat during seasonal floods. In the Victoria Falls Park, you will walk on small forest paths leading over the abyss, under the spray acting invigorating shower and revealing splendid rainbows.

Itinerary
  • Day 1: Travel from Windhoek to Marientalexpand_more

    At Windhoek Airport or the place of your accommodation, discover the caring smile of the guide who will welcome you. He will brief and explain to you everything you need to know about this tour. The guide will also answer all the questions that you might have. 

    Departure towards Rehoboth to reach Mariental. 

    The Kalahari is the last bastion of the San people with the modern world has developed in all the other areas that they once roamed. The Kalahari is typically covered with red sands with thin, mostly golden grass and dotted with acacia trees and wildlife. 


    Accommodation will be at a lodge.

    Activities: Bush Man - First inhabitant of Namibia. 

    Accommodation: Mariental Area 

    Meals: Dinner, Bed & Breakfast Stay: 1 Night  

  • Day 2: Head to the Namib Desertexpand_more

    Today after breakfast, you will continue the road to the west to reach the Naukluft Park. 

    Cross the Kuiseb Pass and the Tropic of Capricorn. The Namib Desert is one of the oldest and driest deserts in the world, covering more than 15% of the country on the Atlantic. The accumulation of sand and the formation of the dunes spread between 40 and 15 million years.  


    Accommodation: Sossusvlei Area   

    Meals: Dinner, Bed & Breakfast 

    Stay: 2 Nights   

  • Day 3: Admire the Sossusvlei Dunesexpand_more

    The Sossusvlei dunes rise more than 375 meters above the Tsauchab River that flows from east to west in the desert, just a few kilometres from the Atlantic Ocean. They are among the highest dunes in the world. These dunes are located above an ancient petrified desert that forms a basement of sandstone. You will take full advantage of the other colour palettes and the wavy shapes of the Sossusvlei and Deadvlei dunes. 

    Later in the day, you will be surprised by the hidden water source at the bottom of the Sesriem Gorge. 


    Optional Activities: Balloon, helicopter, or a flight over the dunes. We can make the reservation for you for these activities, and you can pay on the spot. 

    Accommodation: Sossusvlei Area 

    Meals: Dinner, Bed & Breakfast  

  • Day 4: Travel to Walvis Bay & Swakopmundexpand_more

    Departure to Walvis Bay, the harbour town. 

    Cross the Kuiseb Pass and Tropic of Capricorn and head to Swakopmund. Swakopmund is a small oceanfront town, bordered on the south by Swakop west and coastal dunes. The coolness of the current of Benguela will allow you to make pleasant walks by the sea or in the dunes. Some hotels offer spa treatments (especially massages) which is essential after several days on the Namibian slopes. 


    Accommodation: Swakopmund area 

    Meals: Bed & Breakfast Stay: 2 Nights  

  • Day 5: Take a Walvis Bay Boat Ride & Explore Swakopmundexpand_more

    Early departure to Walvis Bay, to the main port of Namibia. A boat trip on the lagoon leads you to search for dolphins and fur seals- not private. Early morning trip on the Atlantic Ocean by boat, looking for fur seals, dolphins, pelicans, cormorants and possibly the rare fish "Mola-Mola". This sea adventure allows you to discover the aquatic life of the coast in the best possible conditions, on a comfortable and spacious boat, usually a catamaran with a maximum capacity of 25 people. Did you know that the Atlantic in Namibia was home to so many fur seals? You will observe them this morning from a catamaran. 

    Enjoy lunch during the boat trip.

    In the afternoon, free time in the confusing "seaside" city of Swakopmund, founded by the German commander Curt Von Francois in 1892. The objective was to create a competing port of the one of Walvis Bay (held by the English) to put into service a naval line between Hamburg and Namibia from 1899. This was to facilitate the supply from Germany and support the colonization of the region. 


    Optional Activities: Flight over the Namib Desert, 4X4 in the Dunes Sandwich harbour, or Quad rides. We can make the reservation for you for these activities, and you can pay on the spot. 

    Activities: Boat trip 

    Accommodation: Swakopmund Area 

    Meals: Bed & Breakfast  

  • Day 6: Reach Twyfelfontein, Burnt Mountain & Basalt Organ Pipesexpand_more

    You will take the road to reach the Twyfelfontein (Damaraland) region for a guided tour of the Twyfelfontein site, which has one of the largest concentrations of rock engravings in Africa. Most of these work- well preserved, represent rhinos, elephants, ostriches and giraffes, as well as footprints of men and animals. 

    You will then visit the Burnt Mountain and the Basalt organ pipes. 


    Accommodation: Damaraland or Kaokoland Area 

    Meals: Dinner, Bed & Breakfast 

    Stay: 1 Night

  • Day 7: Meet the Himba Tribeexpand_more

    The Himba are a tribe of nomadic pastoralists who live in the Kaokoland region of Namibia. The Himba people are descendants of a group of Herero shepherds who fled to the north-west after being displaced by the Nama. The Himba are indigenous people with an estimated population of about 50,000 in northern Namibia, in the Kunene region and across the Kunene River in Angola. We allow ourselves to ask you to buy some provision for them; they will be delighted to receive you on their land. 


    Activities: Himba Village Visit 

    Accommodation: Kamanjab Area 

    Meals: Dinner, Bed & Breakfast 

    Stay: 1 Night

  • Day 8: Spot the Wildlife in Etosha National Parkexpand_more

    After breakfast, depart north to Okaukueyo. It is in the animal park of Etosha that your stilt continues. We offer you time to observe the animals! Photo enthusiasts will have to bring along their equipment and patience to capture the unusual encounters with wildlife. You will be able to observe the groups of springboks, zebras, etc., but also the rarer species such as the black-faced impala (endemic to Namibia) or the dik-diks, the smallest African antelope. The interactions between the animals around the waterholes are often magical in Etosha, where you may come across the path of a leopard or a group of lionesses hunting! 


    Activities: Etosha National Park – Game drive 

    Accommodation: Etosha Area 

    Meals: Dinner, Bed & Breakfast 

    Stay: 2 Nights  

  • Day 9: Do a Game Drive in Etosha National Parkexpand_more

    After a tasty breakfast at the lodge, it is in the animal park of Etosha that you will continue your day. You will discover abundant wildlife that you can observe on the "pan" or around the many water points of the reserve. Established in 1907, Etosha is home to 114 mammal species and more than 340 bird species. This park is one of the largest game reserves in the world. So, take advantage and do not forget your binoculars too long: You will never tire of scanning the horizon for having flushed a cat under an acacia or a troop of elephants strolling nonchalantly through the huge Salt Lake that gave his name at the park. 


    Activities: Etosha National Park – Game drive 

    Accommodation: Etosha Area 

    Meals: Dinner, Bed & Breakfast

  • Day 10: Journey to Runduexpand_more

    Today you will take the road towards the city of Rundu, which is located on the banks of the Okavango, in northern Namibia, on the border with Angola. With around 45,000 inhabitants, this small town, capital of local crafts (basketry, wood carvings, pottery), always seems more animated than the capital in the center! There are lush green lodges, offering a relaxing setting along the river, to admire a rich birdlife, including fish eagles but also crocodiles or hippos. 

    Free afternoon. You will enjoy the landscape and the well-being of your lodge or do optional activities. 


    Optional Activities: Cruise champagne and sunset, or fishing on a Mokoro. We reserve for you, and you paid on the spot. 

    Activities: Free Time 

    Accommodation: Rundu Area 

    Meals: Dinner, Bed & Breakfast 

    Stay: 1 Night

  • Day 11: Go the Northeast for Popa Falls, Mahangu & Mokoro Rideexpand_more

    Road day to the northeast. You will reach the area of Popa Falls and Mahangu, in the Caprivi Strip, a narrow projection of Namibia, about 450 km east, between Botswana in the south, Angola and Zambia in the north. Caprivi is bordered by the great rivers Okavango, Kwando (which will become the Chobe) and the Zambezi. 

    In the afternoon, departure for a photo safari on a mokoro (traditional canoe) to explore the countless wonders of the region and enjoy the lush landscapes. 


    Activities: Safari in Mahango Park

    Accommodation: Mahango Area 

    Meals: Dinner, Bed & Breakfast 

    Stay: 1 Night

  • Day 12: Arrive in Botswana & Its Chobe National Parkexpand_more

    Today, departure to reach Botswana. Botswana is a landlocked country in southern Africa; it has a landscape defined by the Kalahari Desert and the Okavango Delta, which becomes a lush animal habitat during seasonal floods. The huge Central Kalahari Game Reserve, with its fossilized valleys and Rolling Meadows, is home to many animals including giraffes, cheetahs, hyenas and wild dogs. Botswana has the largest inland delta in the world, the Okavango Delta - with an area of about 15,000 square kilometres. Chobe National Park is home to the largest elephant population in Africa. 

    Late afternoon free.


    NB: Visa granted to French for free. 

    Optional: Cruise in Chobe National Park. We reserve for you, and you paid on the spot. 

    Activities: Free Time 

    Accommodation: Chobe Area 

    Meals: Dinner, Bed & Breakfast 

    Stay: 2 Nights

  • Day 13: Enjoy a Safari and Boat Cruise in Chobe National Parkexpand_more

    It will be necessary to get up early to admire from your 4X4 the waking call of the animals of Chobe. Under the forests of Teks and or from the natural terraces overlooking the river, you will be amazed by a winged fauna in more original, including Jabiruses (those seem to have fallen into a pot of paint) or the tiny but so fast kingfisher. 

    In the afternoon, it's from a motorboat, on the rich waters of Chobe. In Chobe, you will find the most essential elephant and predator gatherings in all of Africa. The National Park of Chobe, renowned for its sublime sunsets and beautiful landscapes mainly composed of swamps, flooded plains, etc. It is here that you will observe the highest concentration of African elephants with some 45 000 pachyderms the Park. 


    Activities: Safari and Boat Cruise in Chobe National Park

    Accommodation: Chobe Area

    Meals: Bed & Breakfast 

  • Day 14: Go to Kasane & Victoria Fallsexpand_more

    Today, you will drop off the car at Kasane. 

    You will be transferred to Victoria Falls by a local tour operator. He will give you a tour around Victoria Falls and the Market. Victoria Falls is one of the most spectacular waterfalls. They are located on the Zambezi River, which at this point forms the border between Zambia, near the city of Livingstone, and Zimbabwe. 

    In the Park, you will walk on small forest paths leading over the abyss, under the spray acting invigorating shower and revealing splendid rainbows. Look for the bush hiding in the heart of this lush vegetation! 


    NB: Zimbabwe Single Entry USD 30. 

     Activities: Visit the falls in the Park. 

    Accommodation: Victoria Falls Area 

    Meals: Bed & Breakfast 

    Stay: 1 Night  

  • Day 15: Transfer to the Airportexpand_more

    Today is the last day of your tour. The local tour operator will pick you up from your accommodation and transfer you to the airport. 

    Note that you must be at the airport 2 hours before take-off time.  


    End of the tour. Thank you. 

    Meals: Bed & Breakfast

What's Included

Accommodation

Vehicle

Breakfast & dinner

What's Excluded

Entry or admission fee

Fuel surcharge

Parking fees

Entry tax

Departure tax

National park entrance fee

Goods & services tax

Tip or gratuity

Food & drinks

Bus fare

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Know before you go

Accessible for those with limited eyesight

Passport required

Minimum age of passengers is 13 yrs

Meeting Point

Pick up options can be selected at check out.

Language

English, French

Activity Level

Easy

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