The deserts and rolling sand dunes of Namibia, the unique ecosystem of Okavango Delta in Botswana, tumbling Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe: this Southern Africa group tour will take through all these memorable destinations, all the way enjoying incredible safaris!

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The deserts and rolling sand dunes of Namibia, the unique ecosystem of Okavango Delta in Botswana, tumbling Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe: this Southern Africa group tour will take through all these memorable destinations, all the way enjoying incredible safaris!

You will have 20 magnificent days to explore this incredible land. This tour delivers an unforgettable experience as you meet the San (Bushmen), do a Mokoro excursion in the Okavango Delta, and soak up the incredible views of Victoria Falls.

On this guided African overland safari tour, you will explore 3 countries while travelling in our Premium Overland Safari Truck fitted with 12-Ultimate Safari seats. Each traveller gets to sit back, relax and enjoy this adventurous safari tour through Africa while our crew takes care of the rest.

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Trip summary

  • Travel style Group departure
  • Departure Windhoek
  • End Windhoek
  • Countries
    • Namibia
    • Botswana
    • Zimbabwe
  • City
    • Windhoek
    • Namib Naukluft
    • Sesriem
    • Swakopmund
    • Brandberg
    • Etosha
    • Etosha National Park
    • Rundu
    • Chobe
    • Victoria Falls
    • Nata
    • Maun
    • Okavango Delta
    • Ghanzi
  • Theme Safari and Natural Parks
  • Accommodation Standard
  • Flight Excluded
  • Guide Included
  • The tour has met our standards

Detailed itinerary

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  • 1
    Windhoek
    Day 1 Transfer by car

    Explore Windhoek during the day and meet your group and your Tour Leader in the evening at 18:00 to get acquainted and review your trip details. Windhoek is a tiny capital town but with loads of interesting things to offer. One of the most famous is the display of 33 meteorites, the Gibeon Meteorites in the Post Street Mall. Here you can take pictures of and touch these extra-terrestrial bodies that are corrosive resistant due to the high amount of nickel in them. Shopping opportunities abound and for the historically inclined there are many museums and historical buildings within walking distance around the town centre. One of the most widely photographed and a historical landmark is the Christ Church, a Lutheran church, built in the Gothic revival style.

    Visited places:
    • Windhoek
  • 2
    Windhoek to Naukluft Region
    Day 2 Transfer by car

    Your journey will start after a wholesome breakfast, heading southwest towards the Namib Desert. Enjoy a scenic drive, beautiful in a unique and rugged way. Drive through an area between the Nubib and Tsaris mountains in the South of Namibia. Between many massive granite boulders is an enormous rock shaped like a hammer, inspiring the Germans to the farm Hammerstein one of many beautiful and unique overnight places in the area.

    • Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
    • Travel time: 7 hrs
    • Activities Included: N/A
    • Activities Optional: Nature Drive, Sundowner Drive
    • Entrance Fees Included: N/A
    • Lodge/Bungalow: Hammerstein Lodge or similar
    Visited places:
    • Windhoek
    • Namib Naukluft
  • 3
    Sesriem / Sossusvlei
    Day 3 Transfer by car

    An early departure will give you the opportunity to climb the majestic Dune 45 during the cooler time of the day. Dune 45 was named for its proximity to Sesriem gate before continuing to the entrance of Sossusvlei, a seemingly endless expanse of sand dunes. Sand that was carried to the west coast by the Orange River is blown back again inland by trade winds and formed the dunes of the Namib Desert. The Namib, a minimum of 55 million years old, is regarded as the oldest desert in the world. The sand here is red in colour due to the prominent levels of iron oxide. These dunes are known as star dunes, created by winds blowing from all directions and is also known as the highest sand dunes in the world.  In the afternoon, you will visit the Sesriem Canyon, a miniature canyon by world standards but beautiful to walk around in and appreciate the distinctive sedimentary rocks and conglomerate that line the canyon walls.

    • Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
    • Travel time: Full Day Dune Exploration
    • Activities Included: Dune 45, Sesriem Canyon Visit, 4x4 Sossusvlei Transfer
    • Activities Optional: N/A
    • Entrance Fees Included:  Namib Naukluft Park - Sesriem/Sossusvlei
    • Lodge/Bungalow: Hammerstein Lodge or similar
    Visited places:
    • Namib Naukluft
    • Sesriem
  • 4
    Naukluft Region to Swakopmund
    Day 4 Transfer by car

    Continue to Swakopmund with its cooler Atlantic sea air, cultural experiences, and options for some extreme adventures such as quad biking, sand boarding, 4×4 safaris, skydiving (weather permitting) and more. Experience well preserved German buildings while you visit The Mole, an artificial harbour completed in 1900 that was blocked in the winter of 1906 by a sandbank making it an unsuccessful attempt. Visit the lighthouse who together with the mole, is the specific locations since 1892 symbolizing the laying of the foundation stone of the town.
    Near the museum, you can see the most beautiful building completed in 1905 called the Woermann House.
    The only meal provided today is breakfast as Swakopmund has plenty of wonderful places to eat local cuisine. Swakopmund offers a variety of bakeries and cafes with a selection of reasonably priced meals. 

     

    • Meals Included: Breakfast
    • Travel time: 7 hrs
    • Activities Included: N/A
    • Activities Optional: Quad Biking, Sand Boarding, Skydiving etc
    • Entrance Fees Included: N/A
    • Hotel: Prost Hotel or similar
    Visited places:
    • Sesriem
    • Swakopmund
  • 5
    Swakopmund
    Day 5

    Swakopmund’s variety of attractions and activities cater for all tastes and styles. Take a walk along the beach and dip your toes in the icy Atlantic Ocean or visit the Kristal Gallery which boasts the largest Quartz Crystal Cluster on display in the world, weighing in at 14,100 kilogrammes. Browse the many excellent bookshops and curio shops and spoil yourself with a unique gift from the area. If adrenalin and the outdoors thrills you, you can enjoy optional activities like quad biking, sand boarding, 4x4 safaris, skydiving (weather permitting) and more. 

    • Meals Included: Breakfast
    • Travel time: N/A 
    • Activities Included: N/A
    • Activities Optional: Quad Biking, Sand Boarding, Skydiving etc
    • Entrance Fees Included: N/A
    • Hotel: Prost Hotel or similar
    Visited places:
    • Swakopmund
  • 6
    Swakopmund to Brandberg (Uis Area)
    Day 6 Transfer by car
    We travel north to Brandberg, home to Königstein, at 2,573m above sea level the highest peak in Namibia. En-route, we stop at Zeilas shipwreck.
    Zeila got stranded on 25 August 2008 in the early morning hours. Sold as scrap metal to an Indian company by Hangana Fishing of Walvis Bay Zeila came loose from its towing line while on its way to Bombay, India shortly after it left Walvis Bay. Only a few usable items could be rescued.  
     
    Close to Zeila one can explore the wonder of one of the richest lichen stretches in the Namib Desert.
    In the morning, we visit the famous White Lady Bushmen painting in the Brandberg on a guided hike. The walk to the painting and back is about 2 hours. Enjoy the breath-taking scenery along the riverbed on your way to the famous “lady”, with multicoloured rocks that take on various shades of flaming orange in the late afternoon, giving the mountain its name. 
    • Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Travel time: 4 hrs
    • Activities Included: N/A
    • Activities Optional: Variety of activities including Ultimate Adventure Tours with Polaris Utility Terrain Vehicles, Horse Riding and more
    • Entrance Fees Included: N/A 
    • Camping: Brandberg White Lady Camp or similar 
    • Camping Plus: Uis White Lady B&B, Brandberg White Lady Lodge or similar
    Visited places:
    • Swakopmund
    • Brandberg
  • 7
    Brandberg to Etosha Region
    Day 7 Transfer by car

    Depart after breakfast for a hike to the Branberg White Lady Bushmen painting. Afterwards we head towards the Etosha region. 
    This region is divided into 8 different main vegetation zones. On your way experience, the biome change as Mopanie Trees starts to join the Thorn trees creating the unique feeling of this region. More and more termite hills start to greet you travelling North towards Etosha National Park one of Southern Africa’s best-loved wildlife sanctuaries.

    • Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
    • Travel time: 5 hrs
    • Activities Included: White Lady Painting Hike 
    • Activities Optional: N/A
    • Entrance Fees Included: White Lady Painting
    • Lodge/Bungalow: Etosha Region (please refer to the final rooming list)

     

    Visited places:
    • Brandberg
    • Etosha
  • 8
    Etosha National Park
    Day 8 Transfer by car
    Take a guided tour of an authentic Himba village. Experience their culture and way of living first hand – learn about their ancestors and herbal medicine, their hairstyles and jewellery imitating the status of each tribe member as well as their close relationship with nature, their cattle, and children. Enjoy game drives in our Premium Overland Safari Vehicle. Gather memories of unique sights that you will not likely experience again. Watch how ghostly grey-white elephants bathe themselves in the white dust of the area or zoom in on the magnificent sight of giraffes etched against the wide-open horizon. 
     
    • Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
    • Travel time: Game Drives
    • Activities Included: Himba Settlement Visit, Game Drives in Overland Truck
    • Activities Optional: N/A
    • Entrance Fees Included: Etosha National Park
    • Lodge/Bungalow: Etosha Region (please refer to the final rooming list)
    Visited places:
    • Etosha
    • Etosha National Park
  • 9
    Etosha National Park to Rundu
    Day 9 Transfer by car

    We head north east toward the Caprivi. The surrounding areas of Rundu are one of Namibia most picturesque landscapes with spectacular sunsets over the Okavango River which acts as the border between Angola and Namibia. You can choose a wide variety of optional activities such as fishing, birding and boat cruises.

    • Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
    • Travel time: 7 hrs
    • Activities Included: N/A
    • Activities Optional: Fishing, Birding, Boat Cruise
    • Entrance Fees Included: N/A
    • Lodge/Bungalow: Kaisosi Lodge or similar
    Visited places:
    • Etosha National Park
    • Rundu
  • 10
    Rundu to Caprivi/Okavango River
    Day 10 Transfer by car
    Today we travel to the Okavango-Zambezi Region, north eastern Namibia. We will overnight on the banks of the Okavango River. Explore the northern parts of the Okavango River (which feeds the Okavango Delta) on an included sunset boat cruise. Remember your camera, as you will have the opportunity to spot some game at the surrounding Mahango and Buffalo Parks which hosts 4 of The Big Five (African Elephant, Rhino, Cape Buffalo, Leopard and Lion). Optional activities such a tiger and bream fishing, canoeing or kayaking and guided village tours are also on the menu.
     
    • Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
    • Travel time: 4 hrs
    • Activities Included: Okavango River Boat Cruise
    • Activities Optional: Fishing, Village Tour
    • Entrance Fees Included: N/A
    • Lodge/Bungalow: Rainbow River Lodge or similar
    Visited places:
    • Rundu
  • 11
    Caprivi/Okavango River to Chobe River (Kasane)
    Day 11 Transfer by car
    After breakfast, we will continue east via the Caprivi and cross the border into Botswana. Our final destination for the day is the small town of Kasane, which is adjacent to the Chobe National Park & Chobe River. Kick back and relax at the lodge with bar and pool facilities.
     
     
    • Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
    • Travel time: 7 hrs
    • Activities Included: N/A
    • Activities Optional: Game Drives
    • Entrance Fees Included: N/A
    • Lodge/Bungalow: Thebe River Safaris or similar
    Visited places:
    • Chobe
  • 12
    Chobe River (Kasane)
    Day 12
    Explore Chobe National Park on an early morning game drive on an open 4x4 game viewer vehicle. After your included morning game drive, you will head back to Kasane. In the afternoon, you can go on another wildlife experience, but this time, on a relaxing optional sunset boat cruise. Take your own sundowner with you as you look for wildlife on the banks of the Chobe River. Game such as elephant, buffalo, kudu, bushbuck, hippo, giraffe, and sable are commonly seen along the river edge, and it is a birdwatcher’s paradise during the summer months.
     
    • Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
    • Travel time: N/A
    • Activities Included: Morning Game Drive
    • Activities Optional: Sunset Boat Cruise
    • Entrance Fees Included: Chobe National Park
    • Lodge/Bungalow: Thebe River Safaris or simila
    Visited places:
    • Chobe
  • 13
    Chobe River (Kasane) to Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe)
    Day 13 Transfer by car
    Today we cross into Zimbabwe and enjoy a short drive to the magnificent Victoria Falls and its charming little town. This is your home for the next two nights. The Victoria Falls is not the widest or highest falls but is regarded as the world's biggest. It produces a breath-taking curtain of falling water as it drops into the gorge below. See why it's considered among one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World.
     
    • Meals Included: Breakfast
    • Travel time: 3 hrs
    • Activities Included: N/A
    • Activities Optional: White Water Rafting, Bungee Jumping, Helicopter Flights, Boat Cruise
    • Entrance Fees Included: N/A
    • Lodge/Bungalow: Phezulu Lodge or similar
    Visited places:
    • Chobe
    • Victoria Falls
  • 14
    Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe)
    Day 14
    Today you will have time to do some of the action-filled activities that the area offers. Bungee jump or gorge swing off the Victoria Falls Bridge that links Zambia and Zimbabwe and have a different view of the Victoria Falls at the same time. This bridge is constructed to carry railway, road and foot traffic. For an adrenaline activity, closer to the Zambezi River, choose a half day or full day white water rafting adventure. 
     
    • Meals Included: Breakfast
    • Travel time: N/A
    • Activities Included: N/A
    • Activities Optional: White Water Rafting, Bungee Jumping, Helicopter Flights, Boat Cruise
    • Entrance Fees Included: N/A
    • Lodge/Bungalow: Phezulu Lodge or similar
    Visited places:
    • Victoria Falls
  • 15
    Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe) to Nata Region
    Day 15 Transfer by car
    Set out to the Botswanan village of Nata a village that lies along the Nara River. In this region, one can find the very special Elephant sands and the Makgadikgadi seasonal saline lake. Be on the lookout for different antelope species and elephants searching for freshwater en-route. In the raining season when the Nata river flows the area becomes a paradise dominated by water-loving birds from all around Africa.
    The small Village Nata is a crossroads for routes North and West travelling to Kasane or Maun.
     
    • Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
    • Travel time: 5 hrs
    • Activities Included: N/A
    • Activities Optional: N/A
    • Entrance Fees Included: N/A
    • Tented Rooms: Elephant Sands or similar
    Visited places:
    • Victoria Falls
    • Nata
  • 16
    Nata Region to Maun
    Day 16 Transfer by car
    Head south-west on the famous elephant highway, known for its big elephant population in the surrounding area. Once you arrive in Maun you will have the option to get a peek of the Okavango Delta from above in a small fixed wing aircraft (weather permitting). 
    Observe a diverse array of wildlife and marvel at the vast Delta basin. If you skip the flight, you will have the chance to reflect on your adventure at the lodge with bar and pool facilities.
     
    • Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
    • Travel time: 5 hrs
    • Activities Included: N/A
    • Activities Optional: Delta Flight PM
    • Entrance Fees Included: N/A
    • Lodge/Bungalow: Island Safari Lodge or similar
    Visited places:
    • Nata
    • Maun
  • 17
    Maun (Okavango Delta)
    Day 17 Transfer by car
    To ensure the best Delta experience for our clients we have implemented two different styles or means of exploring this unique eco system. Due to the changing water levels in the Delta and dry seasons we will either explore the Delta on a Mokoro (canoe) or on a 4x4 open vehicle game drive. 
     
    Mokoro: Today you will experience a unique way of travelling into the Okavango Delta with a mokoro. The mokoro is used by local people as means of transport. 
    A mokoro is a traditional dug-out canoe that seats two people. Once you are comfortable and laid back in your mokoro, the slow and tranquil journey into The Delta begins. You will stop for lunch at an island and enjoy a nature walk of a few hours. Then you head back to Maun, again in your mokoro enjoying the last hour or two on the water while the late afternoon sun starts heading for the horizon.
     
    4X4 Open Vehicle Game Drive in Moremi Game Reserve: Departing from Maun early morning, we are destined for the Blackpools and Xini Lagoon areas in Moremi Game Reserve.
    Once past the Buffalo Fence and inside the Delta area, 50km from Maun, we start our Delta experience. You can expect a full day of exploration in the search of wild animals, interesting and varied landscapes in this untamed African bush. Lunch will be done en-route and you will have the opportunity to take exquisite photos as Moremi is well known for teeming bird life, elephants, buffalo, hippo, lion and if you are lucky leopard (including various antelope species). 
    This experience will only be conducted if the water levels are too low for our travellers to have a proper Mokoro Delta experience. 
     
    Africa4us is deeply committed to protecting the environment and we make sure that our tours reflect this commitment. During the years of conducting tours in the Delta, we have experienced that the human footprint being left behind have a negative effect on this extremely sensitive eco system therefore, we do not include an overnight experience in the Delta. We believe that our included Delta experience give one the same adventure with less impact on the environment.
     
    • Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Travel time: N/A
    • Activities Included: Okavango Delta Experience
    • Activities Optional: N/A
    • Entrance Fees Included: Okavango Delta
    • Lodge/Bungalow: Island Safari Lodge or similar
    Visited places:
    • Maun
    • Okavango Delta
  • 18
    Maun to Ghanzi
    Day 18 Transfer by car
    Continue the journey to Ghanzi, for your last night in Botswana. Ghanzi is the area where San (Bushmen) live who still have the knowledge of an ancient lifestyle and are eager to welcome visitors into their almost forgotten world. Enjoy an included walk with the San (Bushmen) as they display their survival skills that have been passed on from generation to generation. In the evening, you can enjoy an optional ancient dance ritual performed around a campfire by the San and if the night is clear, enjoy the sparkling, starry skies for which Ghanzi is famous.
     
    • Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
    • Travel time: 5 hrs
    • Activities Included: San (Bushmen) Walk
    • Activities Optional: San (Bushmen) Dance
    • Entrance Fees Included: N/A
    • Lodge/Bungalow: Ghanzi Trail Blazers or similar
    Visited places:
    • Okavango Delta
    • Ghanzi
  • 19
    Ghanzi to Windhoek
    Day 19 Transfer by car

    Leave Ghanzi early for a long drive through the western parts of Botswana and across the border into Namibia, a country famous for sand, sea, and sun. Enjoy dinner at one of Windhoek’s famous restaurants (at your own expense). If you have not yet tried game meat then this is a fantastic opportunity to treat your taste buds with something new like kudu, ostrich, impala or even crocodile.

    • Meals Included: Breakfast
    • Travel time: 9 hrs
    • Activities Included: N/A
    • Activities Optional: N/A
    • Entrance Fees Included: N/A
    • Hotel: Hotel Safari or similar (please refer to the final rooming list)
    Visited places:
    • Ghanzi
    • Windhoek
  • 20
    Windhoek
    Day 20 Transfer by car
    Our last goodbye, a healthy breakfast and the end of another incredible tour. Book a n additional night or two in Windhoek to make the most of your stay.
    This capital town has loads of interesting things to offer. One of the most famous is the display of 33 meteorites, the Gibeon Meteorites in the Post Street Mall. Here, you can take pictures of and touch these extra-terrestrial bodies that are corrosive resistant due to the high amount of nickel the bodies contain. Shopping opportunities abound and for the historically inclined there are many museums and historical buildings within walking distance in the town centre. One of the most widely photographed and a historical landmark is the Christ Church, a Lutheran church, built in the Gothic revival style.
     
    • Meals Included: Breakfast
    Visited places:
    • Windhoek
  • Prices and conditions

    Price includes
    • Meals: 19 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 13 Dinners
    • Accommodation: Bungalows/Lodges (14 nts), Tented Rooms (1 nts), Hotel (4 nts)
    • Entrance fees: Etosha NP, White Lady Painting, Namib Naukluft Park - Sesriem/Sossusvlei, Okavango Delta, Chobe NP
    • Activities: Game Drives in Etosha National Park, Watering Hole at camp, Himba Settlement Experience, Afternoon Ultimate Adventure Tour to White Lady Bushmen Painting, Sesriem Canyon Visit, Visit Dune 45, Sossusvlei/Deadvlei Transfer, San (Bushmen) Walk, Okavango Delta – Half-day Makoro Trail including Nature Walk, Chobe River Boat Cruise, Chobe Game Drive
    • Airport transfer: Your arrival airport transfer is included.
    • Transport:  Premium Overland Safari Vehicle
    • Crew: 1 Tour Leader, 1 Driver for the duration of the tour, local guides as per activities included.
    Price does not include
    • Tips
    • Personal expenses
    • Optional activities
    • Flights
    • All that is not mentioned under "the price includes" section.