15-Day Namibia, Okavango, Chobe & Victoria Falls Private Guided Safari

5-Day Namibia, Okavango Delta, Chobe and Victoria Falls Safari close to the ultimate route combining 3 countries with the best of all Sossusvlei, Skeleton Coast, Damaraland and Etosha. Then West Caprivi, the amazing Okavango Delta, Chobe Game Reserve and ending at the Victoria Falls. All in 2 weeks.

Itinerary

Day 1 and 2 - Namib Desert

  • Self-drive:

You will be met by the car rental company representative and transferred to their offices in Windhoek to complete all rental procedures

  • Private guided:

You will be met by your private guide when you arrive and he will be with you all the way to the end of the safari

  • Drive south from Windhoek to your lodge for the evening the route, if time available, will go via the beautiful Spreetshoogte Pass where the view from the top of the escarpment is stunning.
  • Check with reception what time the Namib Naukluft Park gate opens at Sesriem and arrange with theguide to wake youup early for breakfast. Then you head to the entrance to Sossusvlei, the Sesriem Gate
  • Normally we would spend the morning in the beautiful area and return to the lodge for lunch. However, you can arrange a lunch pack to enjoy in the dunes area
  • Visit Sossusvlei, Dead Pan, Dune 45 Sesriem Canyon and lots more

Day 3 and 4 - Swakopmund/Walvis Bay

  • 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 the Skeleton 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 and dune boarding
    • Sea kayaking
    • Scenic flightsoFun fishing .... And lots more

Day 5 - Damaraland

  • 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 Vlotskasbaken and Henties Bay.
  • Backtrack to Henties Bay and head inland through wide open plains to Uis, then north to the Twyfelfontein area-Late afternoon (or tomorrow morning) visit to Namibia’s Open Air Museum, the Twyfelfontein Rock Engravings as well as the interesting Organ Pipes rock formations and Burnt Mountain
  • Take a drive (4X4 needed), or arrange with the lodge to go with their vehicle and guide (optional extra) for a drive west to the Huab River to look for the desert adapted elephants as well as other game such as oryx, springbok, ostrich and lots more

Day 6 - Etosha National Park

  • After breakfast, head east via Khorixas and Outjo to the southern edge of the Etosha National Park-If time permits, a game drive into Etosha is planned
  • Waterholesin the area which you should visit would be:
    • Ombika
    • Gemsbok Vlakte
    • Olifantsbad
    • Nebrownii
    • Okondeka
    • Okaukuejo waterhole inside the camp a great place to view animals

Day 7 and 8 - Etosha National Park

  • The 7th day is a full day game drive as you drive slowly east through the Etosha Park stopping at numerous waterholes along the way
  • 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
  • Take a slow drive in the morning and ending for lunch at the Halali Resort which is half way between Okaukuejo and the eastern exit gate
  • On the way to Halali, I suggest the following water holes:
    • Nebrownii
    • Gemsbok vlakte
    • Olifantsbad
    • Homob
    • Salvadora
    • Rietfontein
  • Between Halali and the eastern exit gate, the Von Lindequist Gate:
    • Ganab (my favourite)
    • Okerfontein
    • Kalkheuvel
    • Rietfontein
    • Chuddop
    • Klein Namutoni (great late afternoon)
  • The 8th day is set aside for game viewing, either all day or AM and PM ... these are self-drive drives but you can arrange at the lodge to go with their open safari vehicle and guide (extra). Good places to visit in the easternside:
    • Fischer’s Pan
    • Tsumcor
    • Andoni Plains
    • Klein Okevi
    • Chuddop
    • Klein Namutoni

Day 9 - West Caprivi

  • Depart Etosha and drive east to Grootfontein, then north to Rundu (re-fuel) and then east again to Bagani, closeto the Popa Falls
  • This is a long day but good to “get under the belt” 7-8 hours in total which includes a few stops
  • Optional extra would be an sunset boat cruise and/or a Kavango Village visit this you can arrange with the lodge reception

Day 10 - Maun (Botswana)

  • Depart after breakfast and head east to the Mahangu Game Reserve take a drive along the river before heading to the border post with Botswana
  • Drive south-east and then north to Maun about 5 hours (depending on cattle on the road) so make sure to enter Botswana latest 11h00

Day 11 and 12 - Okavango Delta

  • Road transfer to Maun Airport and then light aircraft transfer to the lodge (please take note of luggage restrictions)
  • 2 nights makes this a 1.5 day stay and activities here include boat riding, dug-out excursions, bird watching, photography, fun fishing etc the main interest here is to enjoy and experience this amazing wetland in the Kalahari Desert

Day 13 - Chobe Game Reserve

  • Fly by light aircraft to Kasane and then a road transfer to the lodge
  • The quote includes 1 guided game drive into the Chobe Game Reserve as well as a game viewing boat ride on the Chobe River an amazing experience
  • Please note that Chobe Reserve park entry fees are not included and payable direct as this can change any time and cannot be arranged in advance

Day 14 - Victoria Falls

  • Check with the hotel reception re timing as they will transfer you to Victoria Falls in Zimbabwee your guide will assist with the border crossing which is an experience in itself!
  • The lodge (or your consultant) can arrange for a visit to the Victoria Falls either this afternoon or tomorrow morning
  • A good suggestion is a sunset Zambezi boat cruise (optional extra) 
  • Recommended is to extend this holiday by 1 day as there is so much to be done in this area:
    • Elephant rides
    • Scenic flights fixed wing and helicopter
    • Traditional village and curio shops
    • For the adventurous white water rafting, bungee jumping, canoeing and lots more

Day 15 - Airport

  • Squeeze in a morning activity before your transfer to the airport