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- Wildlife Watching
- Rental Car
Main travel focus
15-Day Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe
- Wildlife in Erindi
- Superb animal life and enormous salt pan at Etosha
- Chobe National Park in Botswana
- Mighty Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe
Stunning wildlife, riveting landscapes and a massive waterfall all come together on this 15-day trip through three countries in Africa.
On this self-drive journey, discover the diversity of animal life in Namibia and Botswana through game drives and boat cruises. Some of the top attractions are the Etosha National Park and the Mahango Game Reserve.
You will also visit the Mudumu National Park before crossing the border to see the Chobe National Park in Botswana. You might see elephants, lions, leopards, rhinos, zebras, giraffes, impalas and a wide range of bird species that inhabit these national parks. Culminate your tour at the breathtaking Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe, one of the mightiest waterfalls in the world!
- 14 nights accommodation
- 15 x breakfast at establishments
- 13 x dinners at lodges (Windhoek is excluded in offer)
- A 4x4 double cab or similar for 15 days on a full-cover insurance
- Transfer from airport to car rental company and back to airport
- Vehicle pick-up in Victoria Falls and drop-off in Windhoek
- Recommended vehicle for the tour according to Namibian standards
- Tourism levy
- 15% VAT
- Travel insurance
- Optional excursions
- All entrance fees to national parks
- Personal expenses
- Visa fees (Botswana/Victoria Falls) when applicable
- Airport taxes
- Car fuel
- Scheduled game drives in the Erindi Wildlife Resort
- Scheduled game drives in the Etosha National Park
- Boat cruise on the Kavango River
- Scheduled game drives or boat cruise in Mahango Park
- Scheduled game drives or boat cruise in the Mudumu Park/Kwando River
- Scheduled game drives or boat cruise in the Chobe National Park
- Different activities in Victoria Falls are also being offered
Example Trip to customize
Explore Windhoek City In Namibia!
On the first day you will arrive at Windhoek International Airport. Here, you will meet a representative of the car rental company who will transfer you to the depot.
After receiving your travel documents and your 4x4 vehicle, you can begin your self-drive journey. Drive to Windhoek, the capital of Namibia and check in at your hotel.
Use your time at leisure to explore the city and see its wonderful attractions. As you go along you can take a look at the buildings from the German colonial period and other modern ones from the post-independence times.
Some places of interest include the historic seat of government also known as the Tintenpalast, Christuskirche, a Lutheran church from the early 1900s, and Alte Feste, a former fortress that is now a museum showcasing Namibia’s history.
Go On Game Drives At Erindi Game Reserve
Today you will get your first glimpse of wildlife at the Erindi Wildlife Resort.
From Windhoek you will journey to this reserve via Okahandja. The Erindi Private Game Reserve is a protected reserve home to several endemic species.
With knowledgeable guides, you'll have the option to explore this superb landscape spread over 70,000 hectares. There are several activities that will enable you to spot wildlife at close quarters.
After your check-in at the lodge, you'll have the afternoon at leisure.
You can book game drives and begin your safari experience in Namibia. It is possible to spot elephants, hippos, impalas, wild dogs, baboons, rhinos, birds and various other creatures.
Discover The Remarkable Etosha Salt Pan
If you wish to, you can go on another game drive in the morning at Erindi as it is one of the best times to see animals.
Afterwards, check out and proceed to your next destination, the Etosha National Park via Otjiwarongo and Outjo. In Otjiwarongo two popular attractions are the Otjiwarongo Crocodile Ranch and the Cheetah Conservation Fund organization.
At Outjo one of the highlights is the Outjo museum, showcasing the town’s history with a focus on gemstones and wildlife. Outjo is also the southern gateway to the Etosha National Park and you will proceed to your lodge located outside the park.
You can enter the park with your own vehicle or book a game drive at the lodge in open vehicles to see wildlife. Besides wide grasslands and woodlands, Etosha has a unique landscape with a massive, open salt pan (Etosha Pan), a dramatic feature that covers almost 5000 sq. km of the park.
Enjoy A Safari At The Etosha National Park
Spend the day at your leisure exploring this fascinating park.
If you wish to go on an early morning game drive you have the option do so.
You can see the animals converge at the waterholes dotted around the park. Elephants, black rhinos, lions, giraffes, zebras, springbok, impalas cheetahs and leopards are some of the wildlife that inhabit the park. It is interesting to see the animals against the backdrop of the extensive salt pan. Birds too flock to this park and you can see several species here.
After the rains, the salt pan fills with water attracting huge numbers of flamingos.
Spot More Wildlife
Enjoy a good breakfast and drive through the Etosha National Park with game drives from your vehicle en route. You might see some of the animals in the wild.
In the late afternoon, exit the park from the eastern side and drive to your lodge located nearby. Check in and rest overnight.
Journey To Rundu
Today, travel to Rundu in the north of Namibia along the border of Angola.
To get here, you will drive via Tsumeb and Grootfontein. If you wish to you can visit the Tsumeb Museum, which has an amazing collection of rare minerals.
In the Khorab room there is a display consisting of restored cannons and other weaponry that the retreating German forces had discarded into Lake Otjikoto.
The Grootfontein Museum is housed in a historic fort from the German era constructed in 1896. Grootfontein city was built around the fort.
From here, you will continue to drive to Rundu, the capital of the Kavango region. Situated on the banks of the Kavango River, the town is also the home of the Kavango woodcarvers.
Arrive at your lodge in the afternoon and check in. You'll have the rest of the day at leisure.
Visit The Mahango Game Reserve
Continue your journey by driving towards the Mahango Game Reserve and Popa Falls located near Divundu.
Once you arrive, check in at your lodge and spend the afternoon at your leisure.
A protected area within the Bwabwata National Park, the Mahango Game Reserve is situated on the flood plains of the Okavango River basin. The Caprivi strip is on the western side of the park.
You have the option of booking a game drive or going on a boat cruise at Mahango.
For a more relaxed experience, you can go on a safari on one day and a river cruise on the next. Both experiences will enable you to see the wildlife at the park. The game reserve is home to animals such as elephants, sable antelopes, roan antelopes, wild dogs and hippos.
Additionally you can visit the small but lovely Popa Falls, basically a series of rapids on the river.
See Wildlife From A Boat Cruise And Visit Popa Falls
You'll have the entire day to explore the wonderful Mahango Game Reserve. Go on a safari or enjoy a boat cruise.
You can see wildlife, such as hippos, crocodiles and birds on your boat ride.
Continue to the Popa Falls to see the small cascades of water on the river.
Traverse The Caprivi Strip To Mudumu National Park
Enjoy a delicious breakfast before checking out and driving to your next destination in the far north-east of Namibia.
Drive through the Caprivi Strip and Kongola to your lodge at the Mudumu National Park in the Zambezi region (Caprivi region).
You can spend your time here by going on game drives in the national park or booking boat cruises on the Kwando River that flows along the western side of the park bordering Botswana.
As you go on a game drive you'll see the diverse landscape here, from woodlands and savannah to marshes and riverine forests. Some of the animals that you might see in the park are cape buffalo, elephants, zebras, spotted hyenas, sitatunga, lechwe, meerkats, hippos, and crocodiles.
Navigate The Kwando River On A Boat Cruise
Spend the day at leisure.
You have the option of spotting more wildlife on a safari in the Mudumu National Park.
Another wonderful thing to do is going on a boat cruise along the Kwando River.
Since the park is also home to a vast number of bird species you can look for these winged creatures during your boat ride. Hippos, crocodiles and other animals too can be seen in the vicinity of the river. This river also flows into Botswana and is known there as the Chobe river.
The Caprivi region is the gateway to major tourist attractions in two other countries–Chobe National Park in Botswana and Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe.
Discover Wildlife At Botswana’s Chobe National Park
Today you will leave Namibia and cross the border into Botswana.
Drive into Kasane town near the Chobe National Park, your next stop. Here you can see wildlife on game drives and on boat cruises along the Chobe river.
Drive along the landscape that is home to diverse fauna. On your safari, you might spot elephants that populate this park in huge numbers, buffalo, sable antelope, lions, giraffes, wild dogs, zebras and several other animals. Bird species too are aplenty in this park.
There are several optional activities that you can enjoy at Chobe including sunset river cruises, swamp safaris, a ride on a dugout canoe (mokoro) and other interesting things.
On a boat cruise, you may spot water buffalo, hippos, crocodiles, elephants, baboons and various bird species.
If you are lucky you might see some other animals such as lions or cheetah coming to drink water at the river.
View Wildlife On A Boat Cruise On The Chobe River
You have another free day to explore the Chobe National Park.
If you have missed out on seeing some of the animals the previous day, book another game drive or boat cruise to see wildlife.
Marvel At The Incredible Victoria Falls In Zimbabwe
All through these days you have traveled through the captivating landscape of Namibia to the green cover surrounding the Chobe River in Botswana.
You will now drive via Kazungula into Zimbabwe to see the awe-inspiring Victoria Falls. These spectacular waterfalls are located on the Zambezi river between Zambia and Zimbabwe.
It is one of the most powerful waterfalls in the world with immense volumes of water gushing down when in full flow.
You can see the incredible falls with its extensive sheets of water at close quarters and enjoy various activities around it.
As you view the falls you can hear the deafening sound of the waters plunging down from a great height and see the massive columns of spray that it releases. The local name for the falls is an apt one–“mosi-u-tunya” or the smoke that thunders.
Have Fun With Various Activities At The Victoria Falls
You will have one more day to enjoy the beauty of one of the largest waterfalls in the world – the Victoria Falls. While there are viewpoints from where you can see these falls and take photographs, you can also book various other activities and tours related to the waterfalls.
These include cruises on the river including sunset cruises, a walk through the Victoria Falls National Park, white water rafting, and even bungee jumping. You can check for information and packages related to these optional activities at your lodge.
Your tour has come to an end.
Spend the last day at leisure before departing for the Victoria Falls Airport in Zimbabwe.
Here you will meet a representative of the car rental company and hand over the vehicle and keys.
Then, board your flight. Safe travels, and visit again soon!