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Venture off the beaten track and experience the diverse wonders that Southern Africa has to offer. From the deserts and sand dunes of Namibia to the unique Okavango Delta, a river that never reaches the sea, plus the majestic sight and sounds of Victoria Falls, this corner of Africa will delight and enthral you.

Your experienced guide will help you discover the wonders of the region, sharing their knowledge of the three countries as you travel. Add in the magnificent wildlife of the region, from the amazing desert animals in Namibia and the floodlit waterholes of world renowned Etosha National Park to Chobe National Park, famous for its large herds of elephants, and you’ve got the holiday of a lifetime.

Duration: 33 days

Holiday Type:
Escorted Tours

Departure dates:

  • 7 Jan, 2020 from
    £6,199 per person
  • 2 May, 2020 from
    £4,999 per person
  • 7 Nov, 2020 from
    £5,999 per person
  • 4 May, 2021 from
    £4,999 per person
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Highlights

  • Sossuvlei and the deserts
  • Walvis Bay Seal and Dolphin Cruise
  • Twyfelfontein a UNESCO World Heritage Centre
  • Guided game drives in Etosha National Park
  • Damaraland
  • The Caprivi Strip
  • Livingstone and Victoria Falls
  • Game drive and game cruise in Chobe National Park
  • The Makgadikgadi Pan
  • The Okavango Delta

Route Map

What's Included

  • International flights from London to Windhoek
  • Airport transfers on arrival and departure
  • 2 nights at the 4 star Windhoek Country Club in Windhoek including breakfast
  • Welcome Dinner in Windhoek
  • 26 nights pre-booked powered motorhome sites
  • Boat cruise from Walvis Bay
  • Morning and Afternoon Game Drives in Etosha National Park
  • 2 nights at the 4 star David Livingstone Safari Lodge and Spa including breakfast
  • A guided game drive in Chobe National Park
  • A guided boat cruise in Chobe National Park
  • Locally guided by professional and experienced South African guides
  • A professional technician accompanying the tour for the duration of the motorhome hire
  • 29 days in a 4 berth Iveco motorhome including:
    • Medium Cover Insurance which reduces the insurance excess to R10,000 and the security deposit to R10,000 (payable on collection) – Higher cover is available locally
    • The contract fee and credit card fees
    • 2 drivers
    • Living, kitchen & sleeping equipment, table and chairs
    • Full water tank and gas bottle
    • Unlimited mileage
    • One way fees
    • Emergency motorhome assistance (08:00 – 22:00)

Itinerary

Days 1 - 2: Windhoek

Fly from the UK to Windhoek the capital of Namibia. Landing on day 2 you’ll be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel for the next 2 nights. Enjoy a welcome dinner as you meet your guides and the rest of the group. On day 3 we’ve organised a group briefing at the Motorhome deport so you can familiarise yourself with the motorhome and ask any questions you may have in advance of picking up the motorhome the next morning. Afterwards you’ll return to Windhoek where you can enjoy the rest the rest of the day at your leisure.

Days 4 - 5: Sossusvlei Dunes

Distance: 380km (236miles)

We start our adventure this morning as you collect your motorhome and head for the sand dunes of Sossusvlei. Make a stop at the beautiful Spreetshoogte Mountain Pass and enjoy one of the most beautiful views in Namibia. Spend the next 2 days exploring the area of Sossusvlei and Sesriem with optional excursions such as helicopter flights, hot air balloon rides and 4x4 excursions all available. The dunes around Sossusvlei are amongst the tallest in the world, reaching up to 400m tall, and are constantly changing and moving as they’re sculpted and reshaped by the wind. In contrast is the landscape of Deadvlei, where dead trees have stood for centuries due to the dry climate.

Days 6 - 7: Swakopmund & Walvis Bay

Distance: 403km (250miles)

We travel to the coast and the Atlantic Ocean as we head to Swakopmund today. Break up the journey with a stop in Solitaire, a remote settlement at the edge of the Namib-Naukluft National Park, which has been a welcome stopover for more than 60 years. On day 7 head to Walvis Bay for a boat cruise along the coast to look for seals and dolphins in the Atlantic Ocean. Enjoy a glass of bubbly and fresh oysters on board, as your guide informs you about the animals and helps you spot them in the water.

Days 8 - 9: Uis & Twyfelfontein

Distance: 196km (122miles)

Departing Swakopmund we continue onto Uis. This once booming mining town situated in the heart of the Damaraland region, in an unspoilt rural area of Namibia. The Brandberg area is a popular destination due to its unspoilt beauty and wildlife, which includes Desert Elephant, Mountain Zebra, Springbok and Kudu. We also recommend a visit to the UNESCO World Heritage Centre of Twyfelfontein, where you can view the ancient rock engravings left by ancient tribes.

Days 10 - 11: Palmwag & Damaraland

Distance: 231km (144miles)

Today we continue from Damaraland to Palmwag. From here you can explore the area on a number of optional excursions which including Rhino tracking or an excursion to seek out the wildlife of Damaraland, where you may see desert elephants, black rhino, gemsbok (oryx), kudu, springbok and, if you’re lucky, maybe even lion and cheetah, which are occasionally seen in the area.

Days 12 - 14: Etosha National Park

Distance: 310km (193miles)

Continue your journey northwards today as you leave Palmwag and make your way to Etosha National Park, perhaps making a stop en route at an authentic Himba village. Etosha National Park is unique in Africa, the park’s main characteristic is a salt pan so large it can be seen from space, yet there is abundant wildlife that congregates around the waterholes, giving you almost guaranteed game sightings. As the sun goes down, Etosha comes into its own due to the gently floodlit watering holes on the edges of the campsites that allow the animals to drink unhindered, whilst affording you with a spectacular view. On day 13 you can enjoy an included guided morning and afternoon safari game drives in open safari vehicle.

Days 15 - 16: Otavi Mountain Region

Distance: 400km (249miles)

Situated in the Otjozondjupa Province, in the centre of what is known as the ‘Golden Triangle’, the towering Otavi Mountains are surrounded by the Northern Namibian towns of Otavi, Tsumeb, and Grootfontein, which are roughly 60 kilometres equidistant from each other. The landscape features golden maize plantations, spectacular dolomite mountains, and underground lakes. Visitors to this spectacular region can look forward to a variety of activities including a visit to the Hoba Meteorite, the largest ‘space object’ on earth and a national monument. Exciting optional activities such as a 4x4 road trip to the Ju/'Hoansi Living Museum, peaceful walking Trails, spectacular close-up game viewing at the hide and waterhole, relaxing at the swimming pool or having a laid-back sunset around the campfire with an ice cold drink. This is where stories begin as the stars appear above.

Days 17 - 18: Caprivi Region

Distance: 363km (226miles)

Today takes you into the Caprivi Strip, a slender section of Namibia that stretches between Angola to the north and Botswana to the south, all the way to Zambia in the east. The Mahango Game Park is situated on the western side of the Okavango River close to the Popa Falls. The park is small and has a size of only 245 km² but is home to numerous game, large herds of elephants and buffalos can be observed here, as well as hippos and very large crocodiles. Almost all the antelope species living in North-Eastern Namibia can be seen in the park, among them rare species like roan and sable antelope, common reedbuck, bushbuck, waterbuck and tssessebe. There are also giraffes, zebras, impalas, kudus living in the park and the main predators to be found are lion, leopard and hyena. The large floodplains, islands and wetland areas make the park a bird’s paradise as well.

Day 19: Caprivi Region to Katima Mulilo

Distance: 328km (204miles)

This morning we travel from Caprivi to Namwi Island for a 1 night stay. Situated about 10km from Katima Mulilo on the banks of the Zambezi River, the tranquil setting is the ideal stop-over to continue our journey through the Caprivi. This area is famous for its birdlife such as the Woodland Kingfisher, African Skimmer and African Woodowls.

Days 20 - 21: Livingstone and Victoria Falls

Distance: 205km (127miles)

We cross the border into Botswana today, before parking the motorhomes in Kasane and being transferred into Zambia and Livingstone the gateway to Victoria Falls. We will spend the next two nights at the David Livingstone Safari Lodge, with time to visit the falls, named after Queen Victoria by the explorer which the town and lodge are named after. You might like to take an optional Sunset Zambezi Cruise, a helicopter flight over the falls or simply be memorised by the ‘smoke that thunders’ as the waterfall is known locally.

Days 22 - 23: Chobe National Park

Distance: 80km (50miles)

After our Livingstone adventure, we transfer back to Kasane in Botswana where we will collect the motorhomes and continue onto Chobe National Park. The Chobe River forms the northern boundary of the park and protects about 11700 square km. Its vegetation varies from lush floodplains to the scorched Savuti marsh. Chobe is classic big game country where herds of buffalo and elephant attain legendary proportions. A game drive and a game cruise on the Chobe River are included, providing you with the perfect opportunity to see the animals.

Days 24 - 25: Nata and the Makgadikgadi Pan

Distance: 311km (193miles)

Saying goodbye to Chobe our next destination is the Makgadikgadi Pan, the world’s largest salt pan, formed on the bed of an ancient lake that began evaporating aeons ago. Makgadikgadi is a unique desert experience: in the dry season, this vast expanse of sun-baked salt glistens in the light and when the rains come, the pan is home to a cornucopia of flamingos and other waterbirds, as well as one of Africa's biggest zebra populations, whose annual migration is a wonder to behold.

Days 26 - 28: Maun and the Okavango Delta

Distance: 301km (187miles)

Your next destination is Crocodile Camp where we will spend the next 3 nights, situated on the banks of the Thamalakane River in Maun. From here you can discover the Okavango Delta, a World Heritage Site and the largest inland delta in the world, created by the Okavango River spilling out over the dry sands of the Kalahari Desert. As the river spreads out it forms a waterlogged oasis featuring countless meandering waterways and crystal clear lagoons studded with water lilies, as well as fertile floodplains and reeded islands that are home to an abundance of wildlife.

You can enjoy a number of wonderful activities such as game viewing, fishing, bird watching or taking an authentic guided Mokoro excursion through this wetland paradise in a traditional dugout canoe. Commonly spotted animals include: lion, rhino, leopard, giraffe, hippos, elephants, crocodiles and countless species of bird.

Then visit the Moremi Game Reserve, ranked as one of the most beautiful reserves in Africa. Covering 4871 square kilometres of pristine wilderness, the varied terrain includes savannah, winding waterways and dense forest, producing a diverse ecosystem which supports an incredibly wide spectrum of wildlife, ranging from large herds of buffalo, wildebeest and zebra, to rare species of antelope plus lion, cheetah and packs of wild dog in the open grasslands. The birdlife is prolific and includes most of the 550 bird species recorded on Botswana’s national bird list.

Day 29: Ghanzi and the San Bushmen

Distance: 285km (177miles)

Leaving the watery delights of the Delta behind we travel from Maun to Ghanzi, where you’ll have the chance to learn about the San Bushman in their natural habitat during an optional excursion. The bushmen maintain a way of life that their ancestors have passed down the generations.

Days 30 - 32: Gobabis & Windhoek

Distance: 321km (199miles)

We head back towards Windhoek today breaking the journey with an overnight stop at Zelda Guest Farm and the chance to relive your memories of the tour with the group on the last evening. The next morning we continue back to Windhoek and return the motorhomes before your transfer to Windhoek Airport to check in for your international flight back to the UK as you bid your local guides farewell.

Day 33: Arrive in the UK

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Duration: 33 days

Holiday Type:
Escorted Tours

Departure dates:

  • 7 Jan, 2020 from
    £6,199 per person
  • 2 May, 2020 from
    £4,999 per person
  • 7 Nov, 2020 from
    £5,999 per person
  • 4 May, 2021 from
    £4,999 per person
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