16-Day Namibia, Delta, Chobe & Victoria Falls Private Guided Safari

This 16-day Namibia, Delta, Chobe and Victoria Falls safari offers you the best of southern Africa's famous attractions spread evenly over the course of two weeks. Visit Namibia's famed attractions including the Namib Desert, the Skeleton Coast, Damaraland, Etosha National Park and the Caprivi wetlands. Top this fascinating voyage of discovery with a safari in Botswana's Okavango Delta and Chobe National Park and finish with a visit to Victoria Falls and you really have the makings of an incredible holiday.

Itinerary

Day 1

Private guided:

  • You will be met by your guide on arrival in Windhoek and handed your travel documents
  • City tour of Windhoek with your guide (if time permits)
  • 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 ons of Windhoek’s well known restaurants

Day 2 & 3 - Namib Desert

  • 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: Hot air balloon safari, Nature drives

Day 4 & 5 - Swakopmund

  • 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 a café or restaurant overlooking the sea

Day 6 - 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 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

Day 7 - Etosha National Park

  • 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 issituated very close to the southern entrance of Etosha, the Andersson 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 (included) 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

Day 8 & 9 - Etosha National Park (East)

  • From one side to the other side of the park is a full day game drive as you drive slowly east stopping at numerous 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 or take a picnic lunch along and stop off at a waterhole
  • 1 full day is set aside for game viewing, either all day or alternate with morning and afternoon drives in the area

Day 10 - West Caprivi

  • Depart Etosha and drive east to Grootfontein, then north to Rundu before making your way east to Bagani, close to the Popa Falls
  • Enjoy the afternoon at leisure and if time allows you can visit Popa Falls.
  • Optional extra would be a sunset boat cruise or a Kavango Village visit in the area

Day 11 - Maun (Botswana)

  • Depart early and enjoy a game drive in the Mahango Game Park before you make your way via the Mohembo border post into Botswana.
  • Your drive today takes you via Gumare on to Sehithwa before turning northeast to Maun
  • Your guide will drop you off on arrival and bid you farewell.
  • Enjoy the afternoon at your own leisure. Relax at the lodge and enjoy a sundowner.

Day 12 & 13 - Okavango Delta

Moremi Crossing
  • 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 focus on the water channels and the open floodplains of Chief's Island. Enjoy mokoro activities, game walks and boat cruises as included.

Day 14 - Chobe National Park

  • This morning after a last activity in the Delta (if time allows) you will fly by light aircraft transfer to Kasane, which is the town close to the Chobe National Park and on to your lodge for the night
  • Enjoy optional extra activities at your own leisure. A boat cruise on the Chobe River or a game drive in the Chobe National Park.

Day 15 - Victoria Falls

  • Enjoy breakfast and then you will be 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

Day 16 - Vic Falls Airport

  • 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
  • End of services