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Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe: 15 days guided self-driving experience

Starting from 7850 EUR

Highlights of the tour:

  • Drive in the unique Etosha National Park, including wildlife observation;

  • Encounter with Namibia's indigenous people, the Owambo and Kavango people;

  • Unforgettable driving experience guided by Claudiu David, through savannah bushland, arid landscapes in northern Namibia, along the big rivers Okavango, Kwando, Zambezi, and Chobe, and through ever exciting and well know Chobe National park;

  • Experience Namibia’s north – the undiscovered Owamboland;

  • Exploring the natural beauty and the largest waterfall in the world – the mighty Victoria Falls;

  • Spectacular wildlife sightings in the famous Etosha as well as Chobe National Park;

  • Variety of culinary highlights.

Namibia & Botswana: Vacations

Your itinerary:

Day 1: Windhoek Hosea Kutako International airport - arrival


  • Arrival at the Hosea Kutako International airport;

  • Meet and greet with your guide;

  • Transfer to the car rental company to take the vehicles, then drive to Moonraker lodge;

  • Welcome cocktail at the lodge and introduction by your instructor;

  • Lunch for early arrivals (before 12h00);

  • Welcome dinner around the campfire at the lodge;

Overnight: Moonraker Adventure Lodge
Inclusive: Lunch for early arrivals (before 12h00 /14h00). Welcome cocktail and dinner.
Distance apr. 20 km.


Day 2: Windhoek – Etosha National park area

  • Drive to Windhoek, with a short city tour;

  • First leg on tarred road onto your lodge near Etosha park;

  • Lunch at the lodge, relax at the swimming pool;

  • Afternoon first game drives into Etosha Park, in your rented vehicle;

  • Dinner at the lodge.

Overnight: Toshari Etosha Lodge (or similar).
Inclusive: breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Distance apr. 390 km.


Day 3: Etosha National Park – Nakambale at Olukonda


  • Early departure with game drive through the park;

  • Stop at one of the camps inside the park, for lunch and a short siesta;

  • Further game drive towards King Nehale Gate;

  • Exit park and drive through local villages towards Nakambale;

  • Dinner at the lodge.

Overnight: Nakambale Adventure Lodge
Inclusive: breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Etosha Park entrances.
Distance apr. 350 km.


Day 4: Nakambale


  • Explore the surroundings with a local guide;

  • Visits to the Museum and a traditional “kraal”;

  • Lunch at the lodge;

  • Afternoon guided walk through local villages;

  • Sundowner and a drink at a ‘shebeen’;

  • Dinner at the lodge.

Overnight: Nakambale Adventure Lodge
Inclusive: breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Activities at the lodge.


Day 5: Nakambale – Rundu / Okavango River


  • Take smaller back roads towards the Okavango River;

  • Packed lunch along the route;

  • En route stop at the Eenhana Memorial;

  • Dinner at the lodge.

Overnight: Hakusembe Lodge
Inclusive: breakfast, packed lunch, and dinner. Entrances.
Distance apr. 400 km.


Day 6: Okavango River

  • Morning visit to the Mbunza Living Museum;

  • Lunch at the lodge;

  • PM boat cruise on the Okavango River;

  • Dinner at the lodge.

Overnight: Hakusembe Lodge.
Inclusive: breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Entrances. Boat cruise.


Day 7: Rundu – Shakawe /Botswana

  • Drive through western Caprivi along the Okavango towards Divundu;

  • Stop for a picnic lunch at the Popa Falls;

  • Border crossing into Botswana, drive towards Shakawe and onto the lodge.Lodge situated along the Okavango panhandle.

  • Dinner at the lodge, freshly prepared on an open fire.

Overnight: Kigelia Adventure Lodge
Inclusive: breakfast, picnic lunch, and dinner.
Distance apr. 240 km.


Day 8: Shakawe / Tsodillo Hills day trip


  • A rather bumpy road takes you towards Tsodilo Hills – a heritage site;

  • Explore and hike through the hills, with a local guide;

  • Enjoy lunch under a big shady tree;

  • Back at the lodge, enjoy the amenities and the pool;

  • Sundowner boat cruise in the Okavango panhandle;

  • Dinner at the lodge, freshly prepared on an open fire.

Overnight: Kigelia Adventure Lodge
Inclusive: breakfast, picnic lunch, and dinner. Tsodilo Hills excursion.
Distance apr. 120 km.


Day 9: Shakawe – Kwando River / Zambezi Region


  • Early departure with border crossing back into Namibia;

  • Drive through Caprivi and Zambezi region; This is a wildlife migration area – beware of Elephants crossing the road;

  • Lunch at the lodge;

  • PM boat cruise on the Kwando River;

  • Dinner at the lodge, freshly prepared on the open fire.

Overnight: Sharwimbo Adventure Lodge.
Inclusive: breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Distance apr. 400 km.


Day 10: Kwando / Zambezi Region


  • Morning game drives inside Mamili park with own vehicles;

  • Hike to the Livingston Museum;

  • Lunch at the lodge and siesta;

  • PM boat cruise on the Kwando River;

  • Dinner at the lodge, freshly prepared on the open fire.

Overnight: Sharwimbo Adventure Lodge
Inclusive: breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Distance apr. 400 km.


Day 11: Zambezi – Chobe NP / Botswana


  • Border crossing into Botswana, drive towards Ngoma, near the Chobe National park;

  • Lunch and dinner at the lodge;

  • PM boat cruise on the Chobe River.

Overnight: Ngoma Plains Adventure Lodge (or similar).
Inclusive: breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Distance apr. 400 km.


Day 12: Chobe National Park


  • Morning guided game drive inside Chobe Park;

  • Lunch at the lodge and siesta;

  • PM boat cruise on the Chobe River;

  • Dinner at the lodge.

Overnight: Ngoma Plains Adventure Lodge (or similar).
Inclusive: breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Distance apr. 400 km.


Day 13: Chobe National Park – Victoria Falls / Zimbabwe


  • Border crossing into Zimbabwe, drive towards Victoria Falls;

  • Lunch at the hotel or local restaurant;

  • PM guided walk to the Victoria Falls;

  • Dinner at the famous ‘Lookout Café’.

Overnight: Shearwater Explorer Village
Inclusive: breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Distance apr. 120 km.


Day 14: Victoria Falls


  • Day at leisure;

  • Optional activities to be booked on site;

  • Lunch and dinner at a local restaurant (own account).

Overnight: Shearwater Explorer Village
Inclusive: breakfast.


Day 15: Victoria Falls International airport – departure

  • Transfer to the airport in time for your flight out.

Inclusive: breakfast

Distance apr. 30 km.


* * * * *
Minimum participants: 4 (2 per vehicle)
Maximum participants: 12


TOUR PRICE:
(Nett) - all prices in EUR
Full paying guest:    04 - 05            06 - 07             08 – 09                10 – 12
p/ person sharing: 12,400 EUR     9,850 EUR       8,700 EUR            7,850 EUR

single supplement: 400 EUR
> prices based on a one-way trip;
> ONE WAY RENTAL FEES included, prices may be subject to change;
> one way rental only up until Kasane/Botswana
(no drop-off or collection in Victoria Falls, until further notice).


Children: * prices on request.


INCLUDED:

  • 2x airport transfers with a suitable  vehicle, meet and greet upon arrival;

  • 14 nights in the mentioned hotels/lodges;

  • 14 x breakfast, lunch (1x lunch packs, 2x picnic lunch), and dinner;

  • 2x 2L bottled water and snacks in the vehicle, per day;

  • Soft drinks, Beer & Wine together with meals;

  • Porterage’s at hotels, restaurants, and service stations (when refueling);

  • Car wash en route;

  • Daily sundowner (2 alcoholic drinks and snacks incl.);

  • All entrances per activities mentioned in the program;

  • All accommodation & meals for our guide;

  • All accommodation, meals & entrances for one instructor;

  • 1x 4x4 vehicle including fuel for the instructor;

  • Support vehicle including fuel and equipment;

  • Rental vehicle including fuel, as per set itinerary (with min 2 people sharing).

EXCLUDED:

  • All flights;

  • Additional drinks not mentioned above and all branded liquors;

  • Additional tips and porterages;

  • Any additional or optional excursions;

  • Visa and other fees;

  • Insurance.

Your accommodations: (subject to availability). We reserve the right to book alternative accommodation with the same standard, should certain hotels/lodges not be available.

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