This journey across Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe takes in a wide variety of remarkable landscapes and wildlife. In Namibia, visit the rocky landscapes of Damaraland, the shimmering white saltpan of Etosha National Park and the Caprivi Strip, criss-crossed by Africa's mighty rivers. Continue to Botswana's Chobe National Park to spot elephants and end the trip at the magnificent Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe.
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Overnight flight from London (regional
connections available) to Windhoek, via
Johannesburg, with British Airways. Arrive the next
day and transfer to Villa Vista / Windhoek Gardens
(or similar) for 1 night. Day at leisure or optional
township excursion. Evening welcome drinks. (N)
Morning drive to Damaraland. Stay 2 nights at
Spitzkoppen Lodge (or similar) in an incredible
desert location and a place of cultural and spiritual
significance to the San Bushmen. Afternoon at
leisure. (B, L, D)
Rise early and join a guided walk catching the first
rays of sunlight on the Spitzkoppe (German for
‘pointed dome’), the granite inselberg. There are
many examples of Bushmen artwork painted on
the Spitzkoppe rocks. Bushmen paintings can be
found at 40 different sites including the National
Monument site called ‘Bushman’s Paradise’.
Afternoon optional gemology tour to observe the
local miners and their lifestyle (organised by the
lodge and payable locally). (B, L, D)
Drive north and enter Etosha via Anderson’s Gate.
Overnight at Okaukuejo Rest Camp / Etosha
Safari Lodge / Okutala Etosha Lodge (or similar).
Afternoon wildlife drive in Etosha National Park, home to elephants, reputed to be the largest in
Africa, as well as rare black rhinos. (B, L, D)
Full-day wildlife drive through Etosha National Park
to Namutoni Gate in the eastern sector. Spend 2
nights at Mushara Bush Camp / Mushara Outpost
/ Mushara Lodge (or similar). (B, L, D)
Full-day wildlife drive in Etosha National Park.
Lunch at Namutoni Rest Camp. (B, L, D)
Drive north to the beginning of Namibia’s Caprivi
Strip. With higher rainfall than the rest of Namibia,
this landscape is a mosaic of waterways, bushveld
and floodplains. Stay 1 night at Hakusembe River
Lodge (or similar), a verdant oasis positioned on
the southern bank of the Okavango river. Evening
sunset boat cruise. (B, L, D)
Drive west along the Caprivi to River Dance Lodge
/ Nunda River Lodge (or similar). Stay 2 nights.
Afternoon island nature walk. River Dance is part
of an area known internationally as a birdwatcher’s
paradise. Look out for the swallow-tailed bee-eater,
brown hooded kingfisher and the African fish
eagle. Elephants, hippos, crocodiles, snakes, otters,
water monitors and amphibians may also be
spotted. (B, L, D)
Day at leisure or optional excursion such as a
wildlife drive in Mahango National Park or a visit to
Popa Falls. (B, L, D)
Continue east along the Caprivi Strip to Zambezi
Mubala Lodge. Stay 2 nights. The lodge is located
on the Namibian riverbank of the Zambezi river
where Carmine bee-eaters nest (Sep-Nov). Days at
leisure or optional safari activities. (B, L, D)
Cross the border into Botswana and drive to
Kasane. Spend 2 nights at Chobe Bakwena
Lodge, situated on the banks of the Chobe river.
Activities include wildlife drives, boat cruises,
guided village visits and cycling. Cycle to the
world’s only ‘quadripoint’ where the borders of the
four countries of Botswana, Namibia, Zambia and
Zimbabwe come together. (B, L, D)
Morning and afternoon inclusive activities. (B, L, D)
Cross the border between Botswana and
Zimbabwe. Continue to Victoria Falls and stay 2
nights at the Victoria Falls Hotel (Ilala Lodge Hotel on 13 April departure). Afternoon guided tour of
the falls (park fees not included). Day at leisure or
take optional excursions. (B)
Morning at leisure. Transfer to the airport and fly
to London via Johannesburg with British Airways,
arriving the next day. (B) (N)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast,
L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
The tour is fully escorted
until day 13, when the guide leaves the group at
Chobe Bawenka Lodge and returns to Namibia.
This tour involves some long drives
over some rough terrain and is better suited to the
This tour is best suited to the hardier traveller as it includes some basic accommodation and some rougher road journeys.
can be taken privately on a date that suits you, for which guideline prices are shown.
Alternatively, it can be taken on a self-drive basis, or tailored to your exact
requirements. Please call 020 3930 5008 or email Info@CoxandKings.co.uk.
This tour can be booked / reserved online by clicking on one of the coloured links below.
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