Day 1 : Windhoek
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. If you would like to do a guided city tour (3 hours) then we can make these arrangements for you.
For dinner tonight, you can head into town for a bite to eat at one of Windhoek's well known restaurants. We recommend Joe's Beerhouse as it is popular with locals and tourists alike.
Days 2 - 3 : Sossusvlei
After breakfast, you can still pop into town for anything you might need and then it's time to 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. You get to 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.
You can 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
Days 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. We suggest that you either travel 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 Coastexperience), Dune quad biking, Sand boarding, Sea kayaking, Lots more...
Lunches and dinners can be enjoyed at a cafe or restaurant overlooking the sea. We recommend Jetty 1905 and the Tug Restaurant, but there are plenty of options to choose from.
Day 6 : Twyfelfontein
Today 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. You will then backtrack to Henties Bay and head inland through wide open plains to Uis, then north to the Twyfelfontein area.
Why not visit Namibia’s Open Air Museum, the Twyfelfontein Rock Engravings as well as the interesting Organ Pipes rock formations and Burnt Mountain. You can also visit the Damara Living Museum for a hint of culture.
Day 7 : Etosha South
After breakfast it is time to 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 (included) and we 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.
Days 8 - 9 : Etosha East
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. Take a slow drive in the morning and then enjoy a snack or lunch overlooking one of the waterholes before continuing on through the park to the eastern side.
One full day is set aside for game viewing, either all day or alternate with morning and afternoon drives. These are self-drive game drives but you can arrange at the lodge to go with their open safari vehicle and guide (optional extra).
Days 10 - 11 : Divundu
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. We also recommend you visit Popa Falls.
An optional extra activity would be a sunset boat cruise or a Kavango Village visit in the area
Day 12 : Kwando River
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 lovely Bwabwata National Park, which used to be where troops were stationed in the war with South Africa. It is now a unique mixture of old military buildings and wildlife!
Enjoy the afternoon at your own leisure. Relax at the lodge or join on a boat cruise on the Kwando River (optional extra)
Days 13 - 14 : Kasane
Head north to Katima Mulilo where your Namibia section of this holiday ends. Drop the vehicle at Caprivi Adventures in Katima Mulilo and then they will transfer you into Botswana. They will drop you off at your lodge in Kasane which is the town close to the Chobe National Park.
A full day is set aside to enjoy the views and area next to the Chobe River
- 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)
Day 15 : Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe)
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 : End of Itinerary
Today at an agreed time you will be picked up and transferred to Victoria Falls Airport ready for your flight home.
**If you would like to spend a little longer in Victoria Falls then this can easily be arranged. We usually recommend 3 nights to have chance to experience all the town has to offer.