21 Day Windhoek to Victoria Falls Small Group Tour

Comfort
Lodges
Small Group

Tour Details

Tour Style Comfort Lodges Small Group
Length 21 days
Countries Visited Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe
Starts Windhoek
Ends Victoria Falls
Group Size Min 4 Max 12
Age Range All Ages
Tour SKU ACM4121
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What You'll Experience

  • Windhoek
  • Sossusvlei
  • Naukluft Mountains
  • Swakopmund
  • Etosha National Park
  • Rundu - Okavango River
  • Caprivi
  • Divundu
  • Maun
  • Moremi Game Reserve
  • Makgadikgadi Pans
  • Nata
  • Chobe National Park
  • Hwange National Park
  • Victoria Falls

Why You'll Love this Tour

Travel to Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe for three weeks and experience the wildlife, culture and scenery that only Africa can provide. It combines all the comforts of lodge accommodation with an unforgettable experience of safari, including a magnificent view of the Victoria Falls and the vastness of Namibia's dunes.

Tour Price

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R105,290

+ Single Supplement USD 1180

+ Activity Package (Compulsory) USD 385

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+ Single Supplement USD 1189

+ Activity Package (Compulsory) USD 415

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Included

  • Meals - 20 Breakfasts, 11 Lunches, 15 Dinners
  • Accommodation and meals as per itinerary
  • All transport in fully kitted vehicle
  • Game drives and activities as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Experienced local guide
  • Windhoek - Capital city of Namibia
  • Sossusvlei - Visit the world’s highest sand dunes and Sesriem Canyon
  • Swakopmund - Charming coastal German town, optional activities available
  • Etosha - Full day game drives in national park
  • Rundu - Visit local Kavango fishing community
  • Caprivi - Sunset cruise to Popa Falls & Game drive in Mahangu Game Reserve
  • Okavango Delta - Traditional mokoro excursion
  • Moremi Region - Day and night game drives
  • Makgadikgadi Pans - Visit to the Nata Bird Sanctuary
  • Chobe - Morning game drive in the game-rich national park Afternoon game viewing boat trip on the Chobe River
  • Hwange - Full - day game viewing in Hwange National Park
  • Victoria Falls - Tour of the Falls, Sunset cruise experience on the mighty Zambezi River

Excluded

  • Flights
  • Pre and post tour accommodation
  • Optional activities
  • All drinks
  • Personal expenses such as telephone calls, curios and tips
  • Travel insurance and visas
  • Park Fees (quoted separately)

Activities

Some of the activities you can take part in on this tour.

  • Windhoek - Capital city of Namibia
  • Sossusvlei - Visit the world’s highest sand dunes and Sesriem Canyon
  • Swakopmund - Charming coastal German town, optional activities available
  • Etosha - Full day game drives in national park
  • Rundu - Visit local Kavango fishing community
  • Caprivi - Sunset cruise to Popa Falls & Game drive in Mahangu Game Reserve
  • Okavango Delta - Traditional mokoro excursion
  • Moremi Region - Day and night game drives
  • Makgadikgadi Pans - Visit to the Nata Bird Sanctuary
  • Chobe - Morning game drive in the game-rich national park Afternoon game viewing boat trip on the Chobe River
  • Hwange - Full-day game viewing in Hwange National Park
  • Victoria Falls - Tour of the Falls, Sunset cruise experience on the mighty Zambezi River


Other Activities

Swakopmund

  • Sunset Quadbike Tour
  • Namib Desert Coast
  • Quadbike Tour (2 hours)
  • Tandem Sky Diving
  • Pelican Point Kayaking
  • Township tour
  • Moon Landscape Scenic Helicopter Flight
  • Eduard Bohlen Shipwreck Scenic Helicopter Flight
  • Scenic flights (various)
  • Shore fishing
  • Scenic Flight
  • Dune 7 Scenic Helicopter Flight
  • Diamond Coast Scenic Flight
  • Skeleton Coast Scenic Flight
  • Sand boarding lie-down
  • Sand boarding standing up
  • Living Desert Tour
  • Living Desert Tour
  • Dolphin, Seal & Whale Cruise
  • Boat fishing

Maun

  • Scenic Flight over the Delta (3, 5 or 6 passengers)
  • Scenic Helicopter Flight from Boro (22 min, 3 seater)**
  • Scenic Helicopter Flight (45 min, 3 seater)
  • Scenic Helicopter Flight (60 min, 3 seats)
  • Scenic Helicopter Flight (45 min, 4 seater)
  • Scenic Helicopter Flight (60 min, 4 seater)
  • ** The 22 min flight is available from the mokoro station at Boro only. It is advisable to book this for the same day as the mokoro excursion. 

Victoria Falls

  • 15 Minute Helicopter Flight 
  • 22 Minute Helicopter Flight 
  • Zip Line 
  • Flying Fox (Cable Slide) 
  • Gorge Swing 
*Please note prices are subject to change

Itinerary

Day 1: Windhoek, Namibia

You will be met on arrival at Windhoek Airport and transferred to your accommodation, the Avani Hotel. You may spend the remainder of the afternoon at your leisure. Your pre-departure meeting will take place at the lodge at 18h00 this evening with your guide and the rest of your group.

Accommodation: Avani Windhoek Hotel or similar
Facilities: Rooms with en-suite bathroom, swimming pool and bar
Meals: No meals included on this day (Lunch and Dinner will be at your own expense)

Day 2 – 3: Sossusvlei, Namibia

As we move south, we arrive at Agama River Camp, our accommodation for the next two nights in the Namib Naukluft National Park. One of the most ancient deserts on earth is found in the park. We rise early the following morning in order to visit Sossusvlei and Deadvlei, which are the world’s highest sand dunes. In addition to their spectacular appearance, these dunes, which can reach heights of over 300 meters, are also excellent photographic subjects. The vlei (lake) might even contain water if one is lucky. Also, we visit Sesriem Canyon, which was carved by the Tsauchab River millions of years ago.

Accommodation: Agama River Camp or similar
Facilities: Rooms with En-suite bathroom, swimming pool bar and restaurant
Meals: Breakfast x2, Lunch x2, Dinner x2
Distance: Day 2 : 280 km, Day 3: 230 km

Day 4 – 5: Swakopmund, Namibia

It is a full day’s drive to Swakopmund, and we spend most of the time driving through the Namib Naukluft National Park. It is an ancient land with an ageless spirit that defines the Namib-Naukluft Desert. A number of the world’s rarest plant and animal species can be found there. Namibian safaris are not complete without seeing its unique fauna and flora. Hartmann’s Mountain Zebra, oryx, and springbok are among the animals that inhabit this harsh environment. Our tour includes a stop at the small town of Walvis Bay where you may have the opportunity to see flamingoes in the lagoon. You will have the remainder of the day to spend at your leisure in the charming coastal town of Swakopmund.

During day 5, you will have the opportunity to take a semi-guided tour of an urban sustainability center and explore how they conserve energy, water, waste, and biodiversity. In the remainder of the day, you will be able to participate in optional activities or simply relax and enjoy the beauty and beaches of this quaint German town.

Accommodation: Swakopsands Hotel or similar
Facilities: Chalets with En-suite bathrooms
Meals: Breakfast x2,  Lunch
Optional Activities: Sunset Quadbike Tour, Namib Desert Coast, Quadbike Tour (2 hours), Tandem Sky Diving, Pelican Point Kayaking, Township tour, Moon Landscape Scenic Helicopter Flight, Eduard Bohlen Shipwreck Scenic Helicopter Flight, Scenic flights (various), Shore fishing, Scenic Flight, Dune 7 Scenic Helicopter Flight, Diamond Coast Scenic Flight, Skeleton Coast Scenic Flight, Sand boarding lie-down, Sand boarding standing up, Living Desert Tour, Living Desert Tour, Dolphin, Seal & Whale Cruise, Boat fishing  (*Please note prices are subject to change )
Distance: Day 4: 350 km

Day 6: Etosha National Park, Namibia

Our journey continues to Namibia’s best-known highlight in the north – Etosha National Park – as we leave the cold Atlantic coastline behind us. On our first night, we spend the night at a lodge located near the park, situated on a dolomite outcrop with stunning views of a forest of mopane and white seringa trees. Take a leisurely stroll through the gardens or the natural bush in the afternoon, or enjoy a relaxing afternoon at the pool. In addition, there is the option of going on a game drive

Accommodation: Toshari Lodge or similar
Facilities: Rooms with en-suite bathrooms, swimming pool, bar and restaurant
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner 
Distance: 465 km

Day 7 – 8: Etosha National Park, Namibia

Following breakfast, we enter the Etosha National Park through the Andersson gate, named for Karl Johan Andersson, who was one of the first European explorers to come across the Etosha pan, which means the “Great White Place” in the Ndonga dialect of the Ovambo tribe. Our next two days are filled with game drives in hopes of seeing lions, leopards, elephants, rhinoceros, cheetahs, giraffes, zebras, and many different types of antelopes. The park’s nocturnal animals come to drink at flood-lit waterholes or viewpoints throughout the night. The Etosha National Park was established in 1907 and contains approximately 500 species of animals. There are 114 species of mammals, 340 species of birds, 110 species of reptiles, 16 species of amphibians, and, surprisingly, only one species of fish.

Accommodation: Namutoni Camp or similar
Facilities: Rooms with en-suite bathrooms, swimming pool, bar and restaurant
Meals: Breakfast x2, Dinner x2
Distance: Day 7: 230 km, Day 8 : 80 km

Day 9: Rundu (Okavango River), Namibia

We depart Etosha and travel further north to Rundu. A visit to the Mbunza Living Museum is a must for anyone interested in experiencing a traditional cultural school and a communal business run by the Kavango people, who earn a living through fishing, caring for cattle, and cultivating crops. We then make our way to Kaisosi River Lodge, situated on the banks of the Okavango River, after this cultural interaction. After arriving in the late afternoon, we will relax by the pool with a sundowner while listening to the sounds of the natural world.

Accommodation: Kaisosi River Lodge
Facilities: Rooms with en-suite bathrooms, swimming pool, bar and restaurant
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Distance: 450 km

Day 10: Divundu (Caprivi Region), Namibia

Today we travel eastward to Nunda River Lodge, our camp in the western Caprivi region. It is possible to participate in optional activities prior to departure, such as a boat cruise in the early morning at the lodge. As you continue your safari, you will reach your lodge located on the banks of the Okavango River. An evening cruise to Popa Falls will be enjoyed in the late afternoon.

Accommodation: Nunda River Lodge or similar
Facilities: Rooms with en-suite bathrooms, swimming pool, bar and restaurant
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Distance: 210 km

Day 11: Divundu (Mahangu National Park), Namibia

Our first stop is Mahangu, meaning ‘food of the locals’, which is located beside the Okavango River. A game drive can be enjoyed in the Greater Bwabwata National Park, an area that stretches from the Kavango River in the west to the Kwando River in the east and which encompasses the Mahangu Game Reserve. There is a high probability of seeing elephants, roan, kudu and buffalo, as well as a variety of birds.

Return to your lodging in the afternoon and spend the remainder of the day at your leisure.

Accommodation: Nunda River Lodge or similar
Facilities: Rooms with en-suite bathrooms, swimming pool, bar and restaurant
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Distance: 50 km

Day 12: Maun, Botswana

Travel south from Caprivi to Maun, gateway to Okavango Delta and Moremi Game Reserve. According to the San language, Maun means “the place of short reeds”. During the afternoon, you may relax at the lodge’s pool or, if you prefer, take a scenic flight over the Okavango Delta if you are in the mood for some excitement.

Accommodation: Thamalakane River Lodge or similar
Facilities: Chalets with en-suite bathrooms, swimming pool, bar and restaurant
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Optional Activities: Scenic Flight over the Delta (3, 5 or 6 passengers), Scenic Helicopter Flight from Boro (22 min, 3 seater)** , Scenic Helicopter Flight (45 min, 3 seater), Scenic Helicopter Flight (60 min, 3 seats), Scenic Helicopter Flight (45 min, 4 seater) , Scenic Helicopter Flight (60 min, 4 seater) (*Please note prices are subject to change )
Distance: 430 km

Day 13: Moremi Game Reserve, Botswana

Our local Botswana guides will pick us up after breakfast and drive us to the mokoro station. Floating in these traditional dug-out canoes, we will discover a variety of birds and wildlife in the thick vegetation of the Okavango Delta. There is no coastline along its course, as it flows into the Kalahari Desert without ever reaching the sea. In the Greater Moremi region, we reach our camp after this spectacular excursion. The evening begins with dinner at our camp and then a night game drive in the private concession, which will provide a great opportunity to see nocturnal animals that are more difficult to spot during the day.

Accommodation: Mankwe Tented Retreat or similar
Facilities: Semi-permanent tented camp with en-suite bathrooms (Please note that there is no electricity at the camp)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Distance: 100 km

Day 14: Moremi Game Reserve, Botswana

Our day will be spent on a game drives. As we explore the Moremi Game Reserve in our open 4×4 vehicle, we expect to observe a wide range of animals that frequent this area. It is not uncommon for a single game drive to reveal many different types of wildlife in this large area, which is known for its concentration of mammals. As game viewing is seasonal, different species may be seen in different areas depending on the time of year. In the months of August to November, the best time to watch game is at the end of the dry season or during the spring. Because the animals migrate closer to the river during this season, we may have to drive extra distances in order to provide our guests with the best possible game viewing experience. Birdlife is also abundant in the summer, including a variety of wildfowl and raptors.

Accommodation: Mankwe Tented Retreat or similar
Facilities: Meru-style tented suites with en-suite bathrooms, swimming pool & bar
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Distance: 150 km

Day 15: Nata, Botswana

As we leave the bush behind, we travel east towards the Makgadikgadi Pans. These pans were once a large lake filled with water from the Makgadikgadi River, but are now saline and empty. Our visit to the Nata Bird Sanctuary takes place in the afternoon, where we are able to see the magnificent view of the Sowa Pan, which is part of the Greater Makgadikgadi Pans. In addition to road conditions and water levels, a visit to the pans is subject to time constraints and road conditions.

Accommodation: Nata Lodge or similar
Facilities: Safari tent with en-suite bathrooms, swimming pool, bar & restaurant
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Distance: 420 km

Day 16 -17: Chobe National Park, Botswana

In the morning, we travel north to Kasane, the gateway to the Chobe National Park. A large concentration of elephants can be found in Chobe, Botswana’s second largest national park, which covers 10,566 square kilometers. There are a number of optional activities available in the afternoon or you may choose to relax by the pool. A morning game drive the following day will offer you the opportunity to observe the wildlife of the Chobe National Park, with the hope of spotting big game up close and possibly encountering one of the large predators. Afterwards, we take a cruise on the Chobe River, one of the best ways to view the animals as they come down to drink, as well as to witness the spectacular African sunset.

Accommodation: Chobe Safari Lodge or similar
Facilities: Rooms with en-suite bathrooms, swimming pool, bar & restaurant
Meals: Breakfast x2, Dinner x2
Distance: 320 km

Day 18 – 19: Hwange National Park, Botswana

Today we travel across the border into Zimbabwe and spend two nights in the Hwange National Park. There is a great deal of wildlife in the Hwange National Park, including elephants, buffaloes, and zebras, as well as a large concentration of giraffes. As well as predators and endangered species, it is also home to a wide variety of birds. The second day includes a full day of game viewing in the park.

Accommodation: Elephant’s Eye or similar
Facilities: Tented chalets with en-suite bathroom, swimming pool & bar area
Meals: Breakfast x2, Lunch x2, Dinner x2
Distance: 265 km

Day 20: Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

The next stop on our journey is Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. A tour of the magnificent Victoria Falls will be provided to you by your guide, which is known by the Kololo tribe as Mosi oa Tunya, which means “the smoke that thunders”. As the sun sets on the mighty Zambezi River, we enjoy a relaxing sunset cruise on the river. You may spend the rest of the day at leisure or participate in one of the many optional activities available (at your own expense).

Accommodation: Ilala Lodge similar
Facilities: Rooms with en-suite bathrooms, swimming pool, bar & restaurant
Meals: Breakfast
Optional Activities: 15 Minute Helicopter Flight, 22 Minute Helicopter Flight, Zip Line, Flying Fox (Cable Slide), Gorge Swing
Distance: 190 km

Day 21: Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

After breakfast, our safari comes to an end. Your departure flight will depart from Victoria Falls Airport in time for your transfer. Hopefully, we will be able to welcome you back on another African adventure at a later date.

Meals: Breakfast

Onward Travel Plans

Due to circumstances beyond our control while on tour (such as border crossings, traffic, breakdowns and delays, etc), the end time on the last day cannot be guaranteed. Therefore we strongly recommend you stay the night and fly out the next day. Please consult with your booking consultant.

Frequently Asked Questions

Transport

Fully equipped 4x4 Toyota Land Cruises are used that seat 12 people. The windows are large which is perfect for game viewing and the vehicle are air-conditioned. All excess luggage is carried on the roof racks to ensure comfort in the vehicle.

Travelling Times and Distances

Travelling times vary due to road conditions, border crossings, detours and weather conditions. Travelling on the roads is far different to travelling in your home country so sit back and enjoy the scenery.

Accommodation

The accommodation is middle of the range African standard lodges. Some of these are in National Parks, on the banks of the river, or other places of interest. You will stay in a mix of lodges, chalets and tented camps. You can enjoy en-suites and the facilities in the accommodation such as the pool and bar areas.

Meals

Most breakfasts and dinners are included on the tour and can be enjoyed in the restaurants. On some nights the guide will prepare traditional African food. Please advise us beforehand regarding special dietary requirements.

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+ Single Supplement USD 1180

+ Activity Package (Compulsory) USD 385

Price Disclaimer: Tour is Priced USD 5619. Currency fluctuations may occur

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