The ultimate road trip from the Atlantic to Victoria Falls

For those who want the ultimate road trip stop the search. This fantastic self-drive tour through Namibia to Victoria Falls offers everything an adventurer could want. From towering dunes and incredible wildlife to thundering waterfalls and some of the best scenery imaginable.


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 Olive Grove Guesthouse

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 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 is at leisure, but we highly recommend you take an optional sunset cruise through the waterways for a great water based safari experience.
Overnight on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis at Nkasa Lupala Lodge

Day 13
Full day at leisure at Nkasa Lupala. The lodge offers various optional excursions from 4×4 game drives into the national park, walking safaris, boat safaris or even visits to a a local village. A
Overnight on a dinner, bed and breakfast 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.

Cape Town Add-on

Why not add a stay in the beautiful city of Cape Town. With daily non-stop flights from Cape Town to Windhoek it is easy to add “The Mother City” onto your adventure. You can start in Cape Town and end in Victoria Falls.

We recommend a minimum 3 night stay in at the Radisson Red Hotel in the vibrant V&A Waterfront.

From 01 May – 30 June 2020 stay for 3 nights at the Radisson Red V&A Waterfront, with daily full breakfast and return private airport transfers from £195.00 / €225.00 / $250.00 per person sharing.

Excludes flight from Cape Town to Windhoek.


Contact us for prices for your specific travel dates.

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

  • 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.
  • One-way drop off fee for collecting the car in Windhoek and dropping off in Katima Mulilo

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, contract fee etc.

  • Any gratuities for guides/rangers

  • Travel Insurance

  • Any necessary visas

Olive Grove Guesthouse Windhoek

Olive Grove Guesthouse

One of the original boutique hotels in Windhoek. Olive Grove is the perfect base to relax and unwind from your journey before embarking on your adventure through amazing Namibia.

Sossusvlei Lodge Namibia

Sossusvlei Lodge

Sossusvlei Lodge is located right next to the entrance gate to the towering dunes of Sossusvlei, perfect for those early morning starts to catch the every changing patterns as the sun rises.

Cornerstone Guesthouse Swakopmund

Cornerstone Guesthouse

A charming guesthouse situated in the centre of the town of Swakopmund, allowing guests to explore the town and its many shops and restaurants at their leisure on foot.

Camp Kipwe Namibia

Camp Kipwe

Camp Kipwe is nestled amongst the boulders of Damaraland and blends perfectly into its surroundings. Wonderful base from which to explore the breathtaking beauty of the area.

Okaukuejo Restcamp Bedroom

Okaukuejo Restcamp

Located in the southern part of the Etosha National Park, Okaukuejo Restcamp is famous for its very active waterhole which attracts a constant flow of animals in search of water.

Etosha Aoba Namibia

Etosha Aoba

Etosha Aoba is a classic style private safari lodge on the Onguma Reserve which borders the Etosha National Park, with daily excursions into the park and on their reserve.

Hakusembe River Lodge

Hakusembe River Lodge

Hakusembe River Lodge is strung out along the banks of the Okavango River with views out over the water and onwards to Angola is the ideal starting point to explore the Caprivi.

Nkasa Lupala Namibia

Nkasa Lupala Tented Lodge

Nkasa Lupala Tented Lodge is set on the banks of the Kwando-Linyanti river system, attracting big game year round. Elephants and buffalo are common in the camp.

Ilala Lodge Victoria Falls

Ilala Lodge

Charming boutique hotel in the very heart of the town of Victoria Falls and just a short stroll to the entrance of the falls themselves. The perfect base to view one of nature’s wonders.

Radisson Red Cape Town

Radisson Red Cape Town

Great hip hotel located in Cape Town’s V&A Waterfront, the vibrant heart of the city. Combining industrial chic, quirkiness and a large chunk of comfort into a wonderful base to explore the city.