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Northern Namibia self-drive safari to Victoria Falls

17 days from £3,845pp

Includes flights
What is tailor made? Customised itinerary | Every trip is unique | Flexible accommodation options | Designed to your budget

Itinerary highlights

  • Get up close and personal to the big cats at the AfriCat Foundation at Okonjima.

  • Enjoy a big game safari in Etosha National Park.

  • View the wonderful riverine birdlife and wildlife of the Caprivi Strip bordering Botswana's Okavango Delta.

  • Visit the spectacular Victoria Falls and canoe along the Zambezi.

Price includes

Scheduled international flights
Fully insured vehicle hire
All accommodation
  • Windhoek
  • Central Highlands
  • Etosha National Park
  • Rundu
  • Popa Falls and Mahangu Game Park
  • Bwabwata National Park
  • Chobe National Park
  • Kasane
  • Livingstone & The Victoria Falls

Itinerary idea in detail

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Includes international flights from a choice of UK airports, including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

Day 1 International outbound flight

Day 1 International outbound flight

International outbound flight

Today you begin your journey by boarding your international outbound flight to Windhoek.

Day 2 Windhoek

Day 2 Windhoek

Windhoek

On arrival at Windhoek Airport you will be met by your driver and driven to your guesthouse in the centre of town. This afternoon our representative will meet with you to answer any last minute questions you may have and your vehicle will be delivered whilst they're present.

Day 3 Central Highlands

Day 3 Central Highlands

Windhoek , Central Highlands

Today your self drive adventure begins with the drive north to the Central Highlands. Here you will stay at the famous Okonjima Plains Camp - home of The AfriCat Foundation. We suggest you leave Windhoek early this morning so you can arrive at Okonjima in time for lunch and in time to enjoy the afternoon's activities (payable locally).

Day 4 Etosha National Park

Day 4 Etosha National Park

Central Highlands , Etosha National Park

Today your journey continues to the eastern side of Etosha National Park. Here you will stay just outside the Von Lindequist gate for two nights at Mushara Bush Camp.

Day 5 Etosha National Park

Day 5 Etosha National Park

Etosha National Park

Today you can either drive back into the park yourselves or join one of the guides from Mushara and head into the park (payable locally) - with the expert eyes of your guide it is likely you will see more than if you were travelling on your own.

Day 6 Rundu

Day 6 Rundu

Etosha National Park , Rundu

You will drive onwards into the Caprivi today - the road is good quality tarmac so you should be able to make fast progress. Hakusembe has a lovely riverside location just outside Rundu and you might like to take an evening boat cruise (payable locally).

Day 7 Popa Falls and Mahangu Game Park

Day 7 Popa Falls and Mahangu Game Park

Rundu , Popa Falls and Mahangu Game Park

Today is a relatively short drive to River Dance Lodge, very close to the border of Botswana. This National Park is incredibly varied combining both the aridness of the Kalahari with the lushness of the Okavango.

Day 8 Popa Falls and Mahangu Game Park

Day 8 Popa Falls and Mahangu Game Park

Popa Falls and Mahangu Game Park

Today you will have the chance to go on both a river cruise and also a game drive if you wish (payable locally) or alternatively explore under your own steam. There are more species of birds here than any other national park in Namibia as well as a number of larger mammals.

Day 9 Popa Falls and Mahangu Game Park

Day 9 Popa Falls and Mahangu Game Park

Popa Falls and Mahangu Game Park

A second day at River Dance Lodge.

Day 10 Bwabwata National Park

Day 10 Bwabwata National Park

Popa Falls and Mahangu Game Park , Bwabwata National Park

Today your journey continues along the Caprivi Strip through the Bwabwata Game Park (formerly the Caprivi Game Park). As you exit the park turn south at Kongola and make your way to Mazambala Lodge. You will stay here for three nights.

Accommodation

Day 11 Bwabwata National Park

Day 11 Bwabwata National Park

Bwabwata National Park

A day on safari at Mazambala Lodge. You can either explore Mudumu and Mamili National Parks under your own steam, or join guided excursions (payable locally) from your lodge.

Accommodation

Day 12 Bwabwata National Park

Day 12 Bwabwata National Park

Bwabwata National Park

A day on safari at Mazambala.

Accommodation

Day 13 Livingstone & The Victoria Falls

Day 13 Livingstone & The Victoria Falls

Bwabwata National Park , Chobe National Park , Kasane , Livingstone & The Victoria Falls

You'll continue along the Caprivi today to the border with Botswana where you will pass through immigration and drive to Chobe Safari Lodge. Here you will drop your car off and meet your driver from Waterberry Lodge. He will assist you over the border into Zambia where you will pay your visa fee, and drive you to the lodge.

Day 14 Livingstone & The Victoria Falls

Day 14 Livingstone & The Victoria Falls

Livingstone & The Victoria Falls

While you are at Waterberry there are a number of included activities. You can enjoy visits to Victoria Falls, Mosi O Tunya National Park or to local villages and craft markets. Birdwatching, fishing, picnic cruises and sundowners on the river are also available.

Day 15 Livingstone & The Victoria Falls

Day 15 Livingstone & The Victoria Falls

Day 16 International return flight

Day 16 International return flight

Livingstone & The Victoria Falls , International return flight

This morning you will be transferred to Livingstone Airport.

Day 17 International return flight

Day 17 International return flight

International return flight

Arrive home today to complete your journey.

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Windhoek
 
 
 
The Central Highlands
 
 
 
Etosha National Park
 
 
 
Rundu
 
 
 
Popa Falls & Mahangu Game Park
 
 
 
Chobe National Park
 
 
 
Victoria Falls
 
 
 

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