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Overland from Namibia to Victoria Falls

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Discover Namibia's otherworldly landscapes and visit the iconic Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe on this all-encompassing 12-night self-drive itinerary. Begin in the capital city of Windhoek before embarking on a wildlife adventure through the Okonjima Nature Reserve, Etosha National Park and Bwabwata National Park - Namibia's premier wildlife destinations -, before concluding your holiday with a luxury stay in Victoria Falls.

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Itinerary includes:
  • International & domestic flights
  • Private transfers between accommodation and airports
  • 1 night stay at the 4-star The Elegant Guesthouse
  • 1 night stay at the 4.5-star Okonjima Luxury Bush Camp
  • 3 nights stay at the 4.5-star Onguma Bush Camp
  • 2 nights stay at the 4.5-star Riverdance Lodge
  • 2 nights stay at the 4.5-star Nambwa Tented Lodge
  • 1 night stay at the 4.5-star Zambezi Mubala Lodge
  • 2 nights stay at the 4.5-star Ilala Lodge Hotel
Day 1-2
Fly from UK to Windhoek

Upon arrival in Windhoek after your flight, you'll collect your fully-equipped 4x4 rental car and continue on to your accommodation for the first night. 

Day 2-3
1 night stay at The Elegant Guesthouse

Centred around a private garden in the heart of Windhoek's historic Klein Windhoek neighbourhood, The Elegant Guesthouse is the first stop on your itinerary. Providing everything you may need to rejuvenate after your flight, spend your first afternoon relaxing poolside before indulging in a delicious buffet dinner and settling into your sleek and elegant accommodation for the night. 

Day 3
Road transfer from Windhoek to Okonjima Nature Reserve

Enjoy a revitalising breakfast at the hotel before loading up the car and embarking on an approximately two-hour-long journey to your next destination, the Okonjima Nature Reserve, located in Namibia's scenic Central Highlands.

Day 3-4
1 night stay at Okonjima Luxury Bush Camp

Nestled amidst verdant forestry, Okonjima Luxury Bush Camp is an award-winning luxury camp providing traditional African-style chalet accommodation. Fitted with panoramic windows, semi-detachable living space and stylish interiors, the award-winning camp is the ideal base from which to experience the untamed wilderness of the region, benefiting from seamless access to the surroundings and harmoniously blending in with the environment.

Day 3
Okonjima Reserve Game Drive

Enclosed by the shallow peaks of the sandstone Omboroko Mountains, the Okonjima Reserve is one of Namibia's most acclaimed wildlife destinations, renowned for its extraordinary natural beauty and dense concentration of leopards and cheetahs that reside within The AfriCat Foundation, which is located within the park. During your time at the lodge, you'll venture out on an expert-led game drive across the expansive park, encountering safari must-sees such as zebras, giraffes, impalas, and a diversity of bird species, as well as tracking leopards and cheetahs, spotting them amidst swaying golden grass or lounging on a tree branch.

Day 4
Road transfer from Okonjima Nature Reserve to Etosha National Park

Following a riveting introduction to Namibia's wilderness in Okonjima, your next journey will see you travel further north to the Etosha National Park. Fringed by awe-inspiring landscapes, the two and a half hour journey to the park will provide the chance to explore the Namibian landscapes like a local. 

Day 4-7
3 nights stay at Onguma Bush Camp

Onguma Bush Camp, located on the eastern border of Etosha National Park, is an exclusive safari camp offering contemporary luxury accommodation amidst miles of rugged wilderness. Overlooking a scenic waterhole shaded by swaying palm trees, this oasis-style retreat not only provides unrivalled access to Namibia's premier wildlife destination but ensures your stay is nothing less than spectacular, its facilities including an outdoor swimming pool and a communal dining area which overlooks the waterhole. 

Day 4-7
Etosha National Park

During your time at the camp, you can include a dedicated game drive and expert-led walking safari across Etosha National Park to your itinerary to ensure you make the most of your stay in the region. Spanning an approximate 22,750km², the park is one of the best places to spot wildlife, with potential sightings of lions, leopards, elephants, rhinos, giraffes, wildebeests, mountains and plains zebras, cheetahs, and hyenas. Experience the Namibian bush in all its grandeur on a captivating walking safari led by an expert guide. A delight for the senses, this engaging excursion will leave you feeling at one with the environment as you traverse through the park's diverse ecosystems, identifying unique flora and spotting smaller fauna along the way. 

Day 7
Road transfer from Etosha National Park to Okavango River

Once you've checked out of the camp, you'll continue your journey across Namibia to the northwestern edge of the country's border for a two-night stay by the Okavango River.

Day 7-9
2 nights stay at Riverdance Lodge

Set amidst a luscious riverine forest, Riverdance Lodge is a secluded luxury lodge boasting spacious and elegant rustic-style cabin accommodation. Elevated a short distance above the ground, enjoy spectacular views of the Okavango River from the comfort of your room, as well as access to an excellent spa and dining venue within the lodge itself. 

Day 8
Okavango River Safari

Add an enthralling river safari to your itinerary during your stay on the Okavango River and explore the river at your own pace. This excursion is completely customisable to your preferences, with the option to dine aboard or enjoy a sundowner drink throughout the safari. A fantastic opportunity to view the water-dwelling wildlife, this boat cruise will see you pass bloats of hippos, elusive crocodiles and herds of elephants congregating around the river banks, as well as a diversity of bird and fish species. 

Day 9
Road transfer from Okavango River to Bwabwata National Park

Once you've packed and loaded up, you'll embark on a short journey headed east towards your next destination at the Bwabwata National Park.

Day 9-11
2 nights stay at Nambwa Tented Lodge

Nestled amongst verdant treetops, Nambwa Tented Lodge feels at one with the surrounding nature, seamlessly blending into the lush landscape of Bwabwata National Park. With direct access to the expansive park and spectacular views of wildlife roaming in the distance, the lodge is the ideal base from which to explore this rich region's unique beauty. After a long drive, relax in your bathtub with a view of the park before enjoying a delicious dinner in the open-air dining area and unwinding with a refreshing cocktail around the warm fire pit.

Day 10
Boat Cruise & Game Drive in Bwabwata National Park

During your stay at the lodge, you'll explore the wildlife-rich terrains of the Bwabwata National Park on an expert-led game drive, with opportunities to spot lions, leopards, cheetahs, buffaloes, elephants, endemic birds, several species of antelope and one of the last populations of wild dogs remaining in Namibia. 

Next, view the park from a different perspective on a captivating boat cruise taking you past varied landscapes of papyrus islands and reed floodplains. This immersive excursion is undoubtedly the best way to experience the lively terrains, witnessing a variety of wildlife roam the golden savannahs illuminated by the hot Namibian sun while water-dwelling creatures break the surface of the tranquil river.

Day 11
Road transfer from Bwabwata National Park to Zambezi River

Enjoy a relaxing morning at the lodge before loading up the car and beginning your two-and-a-half journey towards your final destination in Namibia. 

Day 11-12
1 night stay at Zambezi Mubala Lodge

Zambezi Mubala Lodge, located on a tranquil bank of the Zambezi River, is an eccentric luxury lodge with spectacular riverscape views. With a refreshing cold water pool and a glamorous dining venue on-site, the lodge, with its sleek and modern exterior and colourful and stylish interiors, is the ideal place to unwind after your thrilling wildlife adventure.

Day 11
Zambezi River Cruise

During your stay in the region, add an enchanting sunset cruise along the Zambezi River to your itinerary and experience the magnificent beauty of the region in all its grandeur. Observe a variety of wildlife species roaming the golden-hued plains that border the river, as well as a variety of bird species circling the skies above.

Day 12
Road transfer from Zambezi River to Victoria Falls

As you check out of the lodge and drive to Kasane, Botswana, to return your rental car, it's time to bid Namibia farewell. Your driver will then meet you and transport you to your final destination in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe.

Day 12-14
2 nights stay at Ilala Lodge Hotel

Set amidst lush forestry just minutes from Victoria Falls, Ilala Lodge Hotel is an elegant luxury hotel that embodies the characteristics of a stylish resort, with sleek and spacious accommodations that feature charming rustic decor. Spend the final two nights of your adventure here, relaxing poolside with breathtaking views of the falls and dining at the hotel's award-winning gourmet restaurant.

Day 13
Tour of Victoria Falls & Craft Markets

Make the most of your time in Victoria Falls by adding a private tour of the falls to your itinerary, where you'll be led on an exciting hike to the best vantage points. One of the continent's most sought-after natural attractions, this unmissable excursion will allow you to experience the falls in all their grandeur as you slowly move closer into the mist that rises from cascading sheet of water. Witness the full magnitude of the falls on a private half-hour helicopter ride above the falls, undoubtedly the best way to take in the awe-inspiring vistas of this monumental natural wonder. 

Day 14-15
Fly from Victoria Falls to UK

Your journey across Namibia and Zimbabwe ends here! Once you've checked out of the lodge, you'll be met by your driver and transferred to the local airport. From there, you'll catch a connecting flight before continuing on to the UK.

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Itinerary includes:
  • International & domestic flights
  • Private transfers between accommodation and airports
  • 1 night stay at the 4-star The Elegant Guesthouse
  • 1 night stay at the 4.5-star Okonjima Luxury Bush Camp
  • 3 nights stay at the 4.5-star Onguma Bush Camp
  • 2 nights stay at the 4.5-star Riverdance Lodge
  • 2 nights stay at the 4.5-star Nambwa Tented Lodge
  • 1 night stay at the 4.5-star Zambezi Mubala Lodge
  • 2 nights stay at the 4.5-star Ilala Lodge Hotel
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