17-day Namibia, Chobe & Victoria Falls 2-18 October, 2019 (Scheduled)

This 17-day self-drive tour was booked and confirmed by a client who had to cancel at the last minute. We've kept all the provisional bookings for you and and the tour runs from 2 to 18 October, 2019.

Price from USD 5,066 pps
Duration 17 days
Tour Type Scheduled
Highlights Victoria Falls (Zim), Chobe National Park, Caprivi, Damaraland, Etosha National Park, Sossusvlei, Swakopmund
Includes
  • Accommodation
  • Meals: dinner and breakfast at all properites except in Windhoek, Swakopmund and Victoria Falls where only breakfast is included
  • Vehicle hire including drop-off fees in Kasane
  • Shared road transfers
  • Welcome service
  • Airport transfers
  • 24-hour support
  • Comprehensive tour file with detailed itinerary, map, route descriptions, booking vouchers, contact numbers and useful information
Excludes
  • International flights
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Entry visas
  • Fuel
  • Park entry fees
  • Staff gratuities

Beat the all-booked-out blues with this pre-confirmed 17-day set departure self-drive tour of Namibia, Botswana and Victoria Falls.

From the desert of southern Namibia to the watery bounty of Botswana's Chobe River this is an exceptional itinerary offering amazing and diverse African scenery, amazing and diverse African wildlife and a visit to Victoria Falls - one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World.

And all this in October - slap bang in the middle of the fully booked season - ideal for your last minute getaway when every guesthouse, outhouse and henhouse is booked to capacity.

Please note: this trip was booked and confirmed by a client who had to cancel at the last minute. We've kept all the provisional bookings for you and and the tour runs from 2 to 18 October, 2019.

Itinerary Summary

Itinerary Details

Day 1: Windhoek ( 1 night )
  • You will be met by the car rental company representative on arrival and transferred to their offices in Windhoek to complete all rental procedures
  • You will then meet with our representative to hand over your travel documents
  • The remainder of the day can be spent relaxing at your own leisure
  • For dinner tonight, you can head into town for a bite to eat at one of Windhoek’s well known restaurants
Luxury Accommodation
Windhoek cityscape

Day 2 & 3: Sossusvlei ( 2 nights )
  • After breakfast, you can still pop into town for anything you might need and then depart heading south from Windhoek to your lodge for the next 2 nights
  • The route will take you either via the beautiful Spreetshoogte or Remhoogte Pass, both showcasing the natural beauty of Namibia
  • Wake up early for breakfast (Day 3) and then head to the entrance to Sossusvlei, the Sesriem Gate
  • Spend the whole day in the beautiful Sossusvlei area, exploring the highlights: Sossusvlei, Dead Vlei, Dune 45, Big Daddy, Elim Dune and the Sesriem Canyon
  • Return to the lodge for lunch or arrange a lunch pack to enjoy in the dunes and return late afternoon for a well-earned rest
  • Optional extra activities: Guided Sossusvlei excursion; Hot air balloon safari; Nature drives
Standard Accommodation
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Day 4 & 5: Swakopmund ( 2 nights )
  • Depart after breakfast and head north to Solitaire, then west crossing the Tropic of Capricorn, through the Gaub and Kuiseb Canyons via the Namib Gravel Plains to the coast
  • Either via Walvis Bay to Swakopmund, or (recommended) detour via Ganab to the Welwitschia Plains and Moon Landscape
  • The Namibian coastline is generally known as The Skeleton Coast due to the barren areas, ship wrecks and, in days gone by, whale skeletons left on the beach
  • 1 full day is set aside for this lovely area where Swakopmund and Walvis Bay offer a wide range of activities such as: Dolphin cruise; Sandwich Harbour excursion (a real Skeleton Coast experience); Dune quad biking; Sand boarding; Sea kayaking; Lots more…
  • Lunches and dinners can be enjoyed at any of the many great cafés or restaurants overlooking the sea
Recommended Accommodation in Swakopmund
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Day 6: Damaraland ( 1 night )
  • Head north along the Skeleton Coast, via Henties Bay to visit the Cape Cross seal colony. Along the way, stop at the Lichen Fields as well as the ship wreck between the colourful small town of Wlotskasbaken and Henties Bay
  • Backtrack to Henties Bay and head inland through wide open plains to Uis, then north to the Twyfelfontein area
  • Visit to Namibia’s Open Air Museum, the Twyfelfontein Rock Engravings as well as the interesting Organ Pipes rock formations and Burnt Mountain
  • Visit the Damara Living Museum for a hint of culture
Luxury Accommodation
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Day 7: Etosha National Park ( 1 night )
  • After breakfast, drive east towards Khorixas stopping at the Petrified Forest en-route
  • From Khorixas head further east along the tar road to Outjo and then north to your lodge which is situated very close to the southern entrance of Etosha, the Anderson Gate
  • If time permits, enter Etosha for an afternoon game drive. Depending on how often you stop today, you should arrive at your lodge in time for lunch (optional extra)
  • On entering the park, the first stop would be Okaukuejo where you pay your entry fee and I suggest you pop in at the local shop to purchase some drinks and snacks and most importantly, a map of Etosha which will show you all the waterholes along the way - Etosha is one of Africa's great game parks. With 114 species of mammal and 340 species of birds you are sure to see a great variety of wildlife on your safari
Luxury Accommodation
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Day 8: Etosha National Park ( 1 night )
  • From one side to the other side of the park is a full day game drive as you head slowly east stopping at numerous waterholes along the way
Luxury Accommodation
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Day 9: Etosha National Park ( 1 night )
  • Take a slow drive in the morning and then enjoy a packed lunch (optional extra) overlooking one of the waterholes before continuing on to your next lodge for the evening
  • Enjoy the rest of the day to enjoy self-drive game drives or an optional extra activity with the lodge
Standard Accommodation
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Day 10 & 11: Caprivi - West ( 2 nights )
  • Depart Etosha and drive east to Grootfontein, then north to Rundu before making your way east to Bagani, close to the Popa Falls
  • A full day is set aside for a drive to the beautiful Mahango and Buffalo Game Parks, not very big but beautiful as you drive along the Okavango River
  • Visit to Popa Falls
Luxury Accommodation
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Day 12: Caprivi - East ( 1 night )
  • Depart after breakfast and head east along the Caprivi strip, entering East Caprivi at the Kwando River Bridge
  • Your drive today takes you through the Bwabwata National Park
  • Enjoy the afternoon at your own leisure. Relax at the lodge or join on a boat cruise on the Kwando River (optional extra)
Luxury Accommodation
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Day 13 & 14: Chobe National Park ( 2 nights )
  • Head to Kasane (Botswana) today where you will drop off the rental vehicle and the rest of your holiday continues by road transfers
  • A full day is set aside to enjoy next to the Chobe River
  • Activities included:
  • 1 guided game drive into the Chobe National Park
  • 1 game viewing boat ride on the Chobe River … an amazing experience
    (Please note that Chobe National Park entry fees are not included and payable direct as this can change any time and cannot be arranged in advance)
Standard Accommodation
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Day 15 & 16: Victoria Falls (Zim) ( 2 nights )
  • Enjoy breakfast and then you will be collected from the lodge and transferred to Victoria Falls into Zimbabwe … your driver will assist with the border crossing which is an experience in itself
  • Visit to Victoria Falls this afternoon, either on your own or arrange to go with a guide
  • Recommended is a sunset Zambezi boat cruise to end the day (optional extra) or look to dine at The Boma Restaurant for a taste of the African flavours, action, music and atmosphere
Standard Accommodation
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Day 17: Victoria Falls (Zim) ( Departure / End of Tour )
  • Squeeze in a morning activity if time allows. Choose from the many on offer.
  • Road transfer from the lodge to the airport in time for your departure flight
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Prices

Guests Accommodation Season Amount
4 Standard High Season USD 5,066 pps
2 Standard High Season USD 5,854 pps
  • Low Season is from 1 January to 30 June and High Season is from 1 July to 31 December.
  • Our prices are based on two adults sharing accommodation unless otherwise stated.
  • Please treat all pricing as a guide only. Read more about our pricing.
  • Contact us for a personalised obligation-free quote.

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