Namibia and Victoria Falls Uncovered

Okonjima, Etosha, The Caprivi, Chobe National Park, Victoria Falls

From £4500 per person in low season
From £4700 per person in high season

based on 14 nights

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  • Car rental

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Price based on two people sharing.

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At a Glance

  • Experience the arid, vast wilderness of Etosha, coupled with the lush, verdant landscapes of the Caprivi Strip.

  • Out in the wilderness of Namibia, undisturbed by light pollution, gaze up at the midnight sky brimming with star constellations.

  • Get some spectacular photos as you observe herds of animals in Etosha’s salt pan, which seems to shimmer in the sun as a result of a mirage effect.

  • Float down the Zambezi River on a sunrise cruise, with hardly any other boats around you, taking in this stunning location in peace.

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The best time to visit Etosha is from April to September as the temperature is tolerably cool, especially at night. From May to September the increasingly thirsty animals gather at waterholes, making it the best time to go to Etosha for game viewing. Summer is best time to travel to Etosha for bird watching as migratory birds (both intra-African and Palaearctic) flock into the park's many habitats after the summer rains. 

Summer is the best time to visit the Caprivi Strip for bird watching, but visitors should be forewarned that the heat and humidity can be unbearable unless they are at least partially alleviated by rain. Winter (April to October) are the best time to travel for game viewing as it is much cooler and drier, with virtually no rain falling at this time.

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We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itinerary is a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you. Call us on 020 3993 5269 to start planning your holiday.

Itinerary

Enjoy spectacular wildlife sightings in Etosha National Park with the salt pan in the backdrop. Venture to the northern reaches of Namibia and explore the lush river systems of the Caprivi strip, teeming with wildlife. Marvel at the huge herds of elephants in Chobe National Park in Botswana and top this off with a phenomenal stop at the mighty Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe.

  1. Fly to Windhoek

  2. Days 1-2: Central Highlands

    Upon arrival in Windhoek, the capital of Namibia, pick up your 4x4 car hire and feel your excitement build as you drive to Okonjima Nature Reserve, where you will spend your first night in Namibia. Home to the AfriCat Foundation you will learn about the conservation and rehabilitation efforts of some of Namibia’s largest carnivores such as leopard and brown hyena. You will also have the ultimate encounter as you venture out on foot to track these strikingly beautiful animals. If you’re very lucky you may come across brown hyena and even pangolin! Spend your evening around a crackling campfire reflecting on your your day, listening to the sound of lions gently roaring in the distance.

    Accommodation: Okonjima Plains Camp (1 night)

  3. Days 2-4: Etosha National Park

    Journey north to Etosha, regarded as one of Africa’s oldest national parks which is dominated by an impressive salt pan. On arriving at Etosha Safari Lodge, gaze out in awe at the vast bush savanna that the lodge overlooks. This afternoon your guide will take you out on your first game drive and keep your eyes peeled for animals such as elephant, giraffe and lion which are abundant in this park. Marvel at a herd of elephants as they amble along in the distance, backdropped by the mesmerising effect of the salt pan as it shimmers in the sun. As you drive back to the lodge, stop for a sundowner and enjoy and ice-cold beer, watching the burnt orange glow of the sun blanketing the landscape. 

    The following day will be spent soaking up more of Etosha’s wilderness and in the afternoon enjoy lazing by the pool. One of the highlights of any trip to Namibia is the phenomenal night sky and as you dine outside on the veranda of the lodge, you’ll be rewarded with a blanket of star constellations.

    Accommodation: Etosha Safari Lodge (2 nights)

  4. Days 4-6: Onguma Private Game Reserve

    Today you will game drive across Etosha via Andersson’s Gate to stay at Onguma Bush Camp, set on a private concession. You’ll arrive at the lodge in time for sundowners by the pool before dining under the stars. During your stay here you will have an activity included and we recommend an afternoon game drive followed by sundowner drinks out in the bush. Lookout for more wildlife, with 30 species to be spotted on this concession. After enjoying a gin and tonic whilst watching a herd of elephants ambling along in the horizon, keep your eyes peeled for leopard, as the sky begins to darken, and this elusive animal looks for prey. 

    Accommodation: Onguma Bush Camp (2 nights)

  5. Days 6-8: The Caprivi

    Today you will venture to the northern-reaches of Namibia. Driving north-east from Etosha, through an important agricultural area of the country, you will reach Caprivi, a wetland paradise that feels distinctly more tropical than the rest of Namibia. You destination is Hakusembe River Lodge, which is just outside the Caprive, in the town of Rundu, along the Kavango River. The lodge is set amongst lush foliage and manicured gardens, and a feeling of calm descends as you walk down to the glistening river. After relishing on a hearty lunch on the deck with river views and lazing by the pool, watching the abundant birdlife, you will head out on a boat safari. Float down the still water, watching crocodiles gliding along surface of the water or basking in the sun along the riverbank. Your guide will open up a bottle of bubbly as the sun begins to set. Feel the serenity of this stunning region, watching the sky turn a fuchsia pink, and observe the vibrant crimson and turquoise colours of carmine bee-eater birds.  The following day you will have the chance to try your hand at tiger fishing or go on a specialist birdwatching boat trip and even meet local villages and learn about their unique way of living.

    Accommodation: Hakusembe River Lodge (2 nights)

  6. Days 8-10: The Caprivi

    Continue further into the Caprivi and experience a total contrast to Namibia, as you drive through lush, verdant landscapes. You will feel as if you’ve arrived in a tranquil paradise as you check into Shametu River Lodge, your home for the next two nights. There are a plethora of activities you can enjoy during your time here. Drift down the Okavango River on a mokoro, a traditional canoe, and watch hippos grazing along the riverbank. Head out on an open safari vehicle and feel the warm breeze hit you as you meander through the Caprivi, encountering herds of elephants sauntering by and impressive herds of buffalo. End your day immersed in the tranquillity of the river, as you float down on a boat listening to the sounds of the African Fish Eagle and watch the orange glow of the sun blanket the lush vegetation surrounding you.

    Accommodation: Shametu River Lodge & Campsite (2 nights)

  7. Days 10-12: The Caprivi

    Venture to your last destination in the Caprivi to Nkasa Lupala Tented Lodge, located in pristine wilderness along the banks of the Kwando-Linyati river system. The scenery is rich and abundant with vegetation, reminiscent of Botswana’s Okavango Delta. Head out on a game drive this afternoon in Nkasa Lupala National Park and observe the abundant wildlife in this region. Admire a pride of lions and watch the adorable cubs playing and tumbling as their mother keeps a watchful eye. The rest of your time here can be spent on a riverboat, observing the abundant, vibrant birdlife in the area and you also have the thrilling opportunity to venture out on a walking safari. Your senses will awaken and be fine-tuned as you walk through the wilderness and pay attention to every sound and stir in the bush.

    Accommodation: Nkasa Lupala Tented Lodge (2 nights)

  8. Days 12-14: Chobe National Park

    Botswana awaits you. You will cross the border into Botswana over Ngoma Bridge, passing over the Chobe River. Arriving into Chobe National Park you will be amazed by the impressive number of elephants that the park is so renowned for. You will make your way to Chobe Bakwena Lodge, with a magical location on the banks of the Chobe River, where you will spend two nights on a fully inclusive basis. There are some phenomenal wildlife encounters to be had here as you game drive in search for big cats such as lion and leopard and drift down the Chobe River as herds of jovial elephants amble into the water to bathe and drink. 

    Accommodation: Chobe Bakwena Lodge (2 nights)

  9. Days 14-15: Victoria Falls - the Zim side

    Your journey in southern Africa is topped off with an incredible stop in Zimbabwe, at the mighty Victoria Falls. This morning, after a final game drive, soaking up more wildlife sightings, you will drive to Kasane where you will drop off your car hire. From here you can relax as your driver will pick you up and transfer you over the border into Zimbabwe, where you will stay at Ilala Lodge in Victoria Falls town. This afternoon head to Victoria Falls and take a leisurely walk, meandering through the paths and humid forests surrounding it, admiring the power of one of the seven natural wonders of the world. This evening head back to the lodge and enjoy cocktails on the terrace, as the sky begins to turn shades of orange and pink with the mist of the crashing falls rising up into the sky. 

     Make the most of your final morning in Africa by hopping on a boat down the Zambezi River, just as the sun is rising and enjoy the tranquillity of this breath-taking place as elephants congregate around the river. You will then be transferred to the airport in time for your flight home.

    Accommodation: Ilala Lodge (1 night)

  10. Fly Home

Location

Okonjima, Etosha, The Caprivi, Chobe National Park, Victoria Falls

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