Atlantic Ocean to the mighty Zambezi2018-11-21T15:33:34+00:00

Day 1
On arrival in Windhoek you will be met and assisted with the collection of your SUV type vehicle (Renault Duster or similar) before heading off for the short drive into Windhoek, Namibia’s capital. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure to relax and settle into your new surrounds.
Overnight on a bed and breakfast basis at the Windhoek Country Club

Day 2
Leaving Windhoek head south west to the incredible dunes of Sossusvlei. Take one of the amazing mountain passes to get there. Settle into your lodge and enjoy the afternoon in the Namib Desert.
Overnight on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis at Sossusvlei Lodge

Day 3
Awake pre-dawn to visit the dunes of Sossusvlei, being sure to catch the ever shifting patterns as the sun rises. Don’t miss the chance to visit Dead Vlei as well. These towering dunes are iconic symbols of Namibia, and for the really brave, why not try climbing “Big Daddy”?
Overnight on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis at Sossusvlei Lodge

Day 4
After breakfast head north to the Atlantic coast. We recommend a drive via the Moon landscape and fields of welwitschias en route. Enjoy the cool ocean breeze and the charming town of Swakopmund in the afternoon.
Overnight on a bed and breakfast basis at the Cornerstone Guesthouse

Day 5
Full day at leisure in Swakopmund. We highly recommend taking an optional living desert tour, or perhaps a cruise on the Walvis Bay lagoon, or a heart-stopping 4×4 excursion to Sandwich Harbour!
Overnight on a bed and breakfast basis at the Cornerstone Guesthouse

Day 6
Continue your northwards journey through the stone desert to Damaraland. Time permitting take a short detour to visit the seals of Cape Cross. Arrival at your lodge in the afternoon. Enjoy sundowners with views of this amazingly beautiful area.
Overnight on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis at Camp Kipwe

Day 7
Spend a full day exploring the rugged beauty of Damaraland. Perhaps visit the rock art at Twyvelfontein or the nearby petrified forest or maybe head out in search of desert adapted elephants!
Overnight on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis at Camp Kipwe

Day 8
Heading further north, travel to the Etosha National Park, one of Africa’s greatest game reserves. Spend the afternoon on safari in your own vehicle before returning to your restcamp at sunset. After sunset the action continues, as you can enjoy the evening around the camp’s waterhole and watch the animals come to you.
Overnight on a bed and breakfast basis in a Waterhole Chalet at Okaukuejo Restcamp

Day 9
Enjoy a full day exploring the southern area of the Etosha National Park. From this location you also have the chance to explore the western side of the park, that has only recently been opened to self-drive visitors.
Overnight on a bed and breakfast basis in a Waterhole Chalet at Okaukuejo Restcamp

Day 10
After an early breakfast head out through the Etosha National Park. Take in views of the famous salt pan as you travel through the heart of the park. These vast pans give you a true sense of the size of the park, and, especially in the dry season, show off the park’s harsh beauty at its finest.
In the late afternoon exit the park and check into your lodge for your overnight.
Overnight on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis at Etosha Aoba

Day 11
Depart after breakfast to start your journey eastwards. Visit the curious Lake Otjikoto en route before the drive north to your lodge near Rundu, on the banks of the Kavango River. Entering the lodge suddenly the dust and sand of your experience so far gives way to verdant greens from the life-giving waters of the river, with views across to Angola.
Settle in and enjoy the rest of the day at the lodge, and perhaps take an optional sundowner cruise on the river – highly recommended!
Overnight on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis at Hakusembe River Lodge

Day 12
After breakfast continue your journey eastwards along the Caprivi Strip, a tiny slither of Namibia sandwiched between Angola to the north and Botswana to the south. Your destination is the Nkasa Lupala National Park, home to part of the Kwando-Linyanti river system, and extremely game rich area.
After checking in depart on an afternoon boat cruise along the Harubandi Channel in search of the abundant game in the area, before returning to the lodge for dinner.
Overnight on a full board basis at Nkasa Lupala Lodge

Day 13
This morning head out in open 4×4 vehicles for a game drive into the national park and Wuparo conservancy on the lookout for the regions famous wildlife, including elephant, lion, leopard, buffalo and much more. Note: the area, beautiful year round, is best for game viewing from May to October.
Return to the lodge for a light lunch before an afternoon guided walking safari, a wonderful way to experience all the hidden secrets of the bush. Alternatively take a guided visit to a local village to catch a glimpse of rural life in this remote part of Africa. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.
Overnight on a full board basis at Nkasa Lupala Lodge

Day 14
After breakfast transfer back to your vehicle and continue to the town of Katima Mulilo where you will return your rental vehicle and board your private transfer through Botswana to the town of Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe.
Enjoy the rest of the afternoon at leisure to explore the town, and time permitting take a stroll down to visit the mighty Victoria Falls (just a short walk from your hotel)
Overnight on a bed and breakfast basis at Ilala Lodge

Day 15
Full day at leisure in Victoria Falls, often referred to as the adventure capital of Africa. Whether it is high adrenalin like bungee jumping or white water rafting, or something more sedate like river cruises and craft markets, there is something for everyone in Victoria Falls!
Overnight on a bed and breakfast basis at Ilala Lodge

Day 16
Morning at leisure for some last minute shopping or just relax in the hotel’s beautiful grounds before your transfer to the Victoria Falls Airport for your outbound flight.

Prices:

From: £2,595.00 / $3,330.00 per person
Based on low season travel 2019

Based on 2 people travelling on a double/twin share basis.

What’s included:

  • Accommodation as per the itinerary

  • Meals as per the itinerary
  • Vehicle hire of a Renault Duster (or similar) with fully comprehensive insurance

  • Safari activities at Nkasa Lupala as per the itinerary

  • Private road transfers: Katima Mulilo to Ilala Lodge and Ilala Lodge to Victoria Falls Airport

  • Meet and assist on your first day in Windhoek

  • Protected Trust Services coverage, including supplier failure insurance.

What’s Excluded:

  • All flights
  • Any meals or services not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Any optional excursions
  • Any items of personal expense – i.e. drinks (except as mentioned), laundry, telephone calls etc

  • Any vehicle non-included related costs – i.e fuel, one-way drop off fee, contract fee etc.

  • Any gratuities for guides/rangers

  • Travel Insurance

  • Any necessary visas