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Namibia, Botswana & Zimbabwe

Tailor Made Itinerary

14 Days From $6,853

Overview

Sandwiched between Angola to the north and Botswana to the south, the magical landscapes of the Caprivi Strip offer a stark contrast to the endless deserts and dry mountains that make up much of the rest of the country. This is a chance to discover a totally different side of Namibia’s rich natural and cultural diversity, as you travel from the Central Highlands to the confluence of the mighty Zambezi and Victoria Falls.

Beginning in Windhoek,...

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TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

  • Drive north through Namibia and the Caprivi Strip to Botswana and Zimbabwe
  • The opportunity to witness fantastic wildlife viewing in five different national parks
  • Spot elephants coming down to drink from the comfort of your private deck
  • Try your hand at catching tiger fish on the Chobe River
  • Experience both self-guided game drives and safari drives with local guides
  • Witness the mighty Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe, the perfect finale to your adventure

ITINERARY

This is a suggested itinerary. Our experts have all travelled widely in the region and will be happy to tailor any of our itineraries to suit your tastes, or build a trip from scratch.

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DAY 1: ARRIVE WINDHOEK

DAY 1: ARRIVE WINDHOEK

Arriving in Windhoek today you will be met at the airport and transferred on to your overnight guesthouse for a chance to relax from the overnight flight and prepare yourself for the adventure ahead.

Olive Grove Guesthouse
Breakfast

DAY 2: WINDHOEK - OKONJIMA PRIVATE RESERVE

DAY 2: WINDHOEK - OKONJIMA PRIVATE RESERVE

After taking delivery of your rental car at the guesthouse this morning, you will then begin your journey north into the beautiful landscapes of the Okonjima private game reserve. Arriving at the lodge in time for lunch, the rest of the afternoon then provides a chance to enjoy the reserve known for its conservation work with AfriCat.

Okonjima Plains Camp
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 3: OKONJIMA - ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK

DAY 3: OKONJIMA - ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK

Spend today driving north towards Eastern Etosha where you will see signs to Mushara Lodge which is just on the outskirts of the park and is your base for the next two nights.

Mushara Lodge
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 4: EXPLORE ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK

DAY 4: EXPLORE ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK

Take advantage of the lodge's superb location close to the Namutoni Gate at the Eastern edge of Etosha by conducting your own self-drive safaris through the park. There is an excellent network of roads to explore and plenty of places to stop and enjoy watching the park's abundant animal life, especially around the many waterholes. Guided game drives are also available.

Mushara Lodge
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 5: ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK - RUNDU

DAY 5: ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK - RUNDU

Following a leisurely breakfast, you'll head off again this morning continuing the journey north to the old frontier town of Rundu, lying on the Angolan border beside the waters of the Kavango River. This afternoon presents a chance to relax and enjoy the views across the river from your deck; listening to the sound of birdsong or enjoying a swim in the lodge's pool. The nearby Mbunza Cultural Centre is also worth visiting.

Hakusembe River Lodge
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 6: RUNDU - DIVUNDU

DAY 6: RUNDU - DIVUNDU

Departing Rundu this morning you will head east, into the dense riverine landscape of high trees and lush grasses that make up the Caprivi Strip. Your destination today is the small town of Divundu, where you will be based for the next two nights. Culturally and environmentally fascinating, this captivating area of wetland provides sanctuary to over 400 bird species and an abundance of wildlife, and is also home to a collection of rural African communities that continue traditions that have endured for generations.

Riverdance
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 7: EXPLORE THIS PART OF THE CAPRIVI STRIP

DAY 7: EXPLORE THIS PART OF THE CAPRIVI STRIP

Stretch your legs this morning with a trip out to Popa Falls where a series of rapids cascade down into the Okavango River. Not as spectacular as some of the other falls in the area, the cascades in the Popa reserve are nonetheless home to a rich variety of birdlife and boast some lovely walking trails, offering up the perfect antidote to those long drives. Alternatively, drive south to Mahango National Park, a wonderfully scenic area that straddles the border between Namibia and Botswana which is home to elephant, buffalo and bushbuck, as well as rarer species such as sable and red lechwe.

Riverdance
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 8: DIVUNDU - KONGOLA

DAY 8: DIVUNDU - KONGOLA

From Divundu today you continue east through the Caprivi Game Park and on to your next lodge in Kongola. Situated on the lagoon of Nambwa Island, the tented camp boasts fantastic views nearby where elephants gather in the dry season.

Kazile Island Lodge
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 9: EXPLORE KONGOLA REGION OF THE CAPRIVI STRIP

DAY 9: EXPLORE KONGOLA REGION OF THE CAPRIVI STRIP

Ideally located as it is for independent exploration, the lodge can also offer a range of immensely popular fully guided excursions, game drives and walks. A walk before lunch followed by an afternoon game drive is a great way to spend the day rounded off with sundowner drinks and a chance to watch elephants drinking at the Horseshoe Lagoon.

Kazile Island Lodge
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 10: KONGOLA - CHOBE NATIONAL PARK (BOTSWANA)

DAY 10: KONGOLA - CHOBE NATIONAL PARK (BOTSWANA)

Following a final morning's activity, you'll head back to the lodge for breakfast and a chance to relax before being transferred across the border into neighbouring Botswana. Check into your lodge for an evening at leisure.

The Garden Lodge
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 11: EXPLORE CHOBE NATIONAL PARK

DAY 11: EXPLORE CHOBE NATIONAL PARK

Spend today exploring Chobe National Park by vehicle or boat from your lodge. Wildlife sightings may include elephants, buffalo, lion and some of the 400 species of bird that call the park home.

The Garden Lodge
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 12: CHOBE NATIONAL PARK - VICTORIA FALLS (ZIMBABWE)

DAY 12: CHOBE NATIONAL PARK - VICTORIA FALLS (ZIMBABWE)

After a final morning's activity at the lodge, you will then continue your journey across the border to Zimbabwe and the world famous, Victoria Falls. The lodge is perfectly located for making use of the numerous adventure activities and wildlife safaris available in the area.

Ilala Lodge
Breakfast

DAY 13: EXPLORE VICTORIA FALLS

DAY 13: EXPLORE VICTORIA FALLS

There is a large variety of activities in the Victoria Falls area: private guided visits to the various view points of the falls; swimming in the Devil's Pool on the Zambian side of the river (seasonal); white water rafting (seasonal); sundowners on the edge of Batoka Gorge; helicopter flights over the falls; bungee jumping over the river; and game drives in Zambezi National Park, Hwange National Park and Victoria Falls National Park.

Ilala Lodge
Breakfast

DAY 14: DEPART VICTORIA FALLS

DAY 14: DEPART VICTORIA FALLS

You will be transferred to the airport this morning for your departure flight where your tour ends.

Breakfast

SUGGESTED ACCOMMODATION

Premium

Excellent standards without the big price tag

Mid-Range

Good quality service and overall comfort

Premium

Excellent standards without the big price tag

Premium

Excellent standards without the big price tag

Luxury

Outstanding service and facilities, giving you the 5* experience

Premium

Excellent standards without the big price tag

Premium

Excellent standards without the big price tag

Mid-Range

Good quality service and overall comfort

Accommodation listed here is intended as a guide only, to give you a taste of what we can do. Our experts can tailor any aspect of this itinerary and accommodation to suit your budget and tastes.

GUIDELINE PRICE & WHAT’S INCLUDED

NAMIBIA, BOTSWANA & ZIMBABWE (14 DAYS) $6,853

MEALS

As specified in the itinerary, sampling some of the country's finest cuisine.

TRANSPORT

Private air-conditioned vehicles with experienced, dedicated drivers.

ENTRANCE FEES

Tours and admission fees, including tickets specified in the itinerary.

EXPERT TEAM

Licensed English-speaking guides and a support team available 24/7.

ACCOMMODATION

As specified in the itinerary, using some of our favourite local properties.

ACCOMMODATION

Ultra - The best of the best, the ultimate indulgence
Luxury - Outstanding service and facilities, giving you the 5* experience
Premium - Excellent standards without the big price tag
Superior - Good quality service and overall comfort
Simple - No frills, basic accommodation, but often in the most exciting of places

CARBON CONTRIBUTIONS

If you book international flights through Wild Frontiers.

This itinerary is aimed to give you an idea of what we can offer. The price shown above is based on two people travelling outside of peak periods. As this itinerary is only a suggestion and can be tailor-made to suit your interests and budget, your final price may differ.

START PLANNING YOUR TRIP

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WHEN TO GO

WHY WILD FRONTIERS?

Meet the expert, Jamie

Jamie is our Sub Saharan expert, who has travelled extensively in the region.

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