13 Day Windhoek to Livingstone

13 Day Windhoek to Livingstone

3 Top destinations in one tour; Namibia, Botswana & Zambia, for those who enjoy nature, magnificent landscapes, spectacular sand dunes and first-class wildlife viewing, this tour is for you!

Safari Overview

This tour starts in Windhoek, Namibia and ends in Livingstone, Zambia with 3 main top attractions in Namibia: Namib Naukluft Park, Swakopmund and Etosha National Park.

Highlights

  • Namib Naukluft Pak, Climb Dune 45 and visit Sossusvlei.
  • Coastal Town of Swakopmund
  • Etosha National Park
  • Okavango Delta Panhandle – mokoro excursion
  • Chobe National Park – early morning game drive & afternoon sunset cruise
  • Victoria Falls (Optional USD 25,00 entrance)

Rates & Info

Price Per Person – Rates valid until December 2022

FULLY ACCOMMODATED

USD 3425.00 pp sharing

Single supplement: USD 285.00

CAMPING-LODGE-COMBO *

USD 2993.00 pp sharing

Single supplement: USD 220.00

*CAMPING-LODGE-COMBINATION OPTION (6 x nights fully camping and 6 x nights accommodated)

Our Pricing are based on a Private Tour:

As you want to feel safe during this Covid era, by limiting your interaction with people you do not know. Our tour price individual & based on minimum of 2 people travelling together on their own Private Tour.  No other clients are booked on your tour dates you book with us.

If you are more than 2 that want to travel with "Just Your Own Group", please do let us know and we work out a discounted rate for 3 & more travelling together.

Transport

  • Transport for 2 - 3 clients will be in 4x4 Toyota Cruiser.
  • 4 and more clients, transport will be in a custom build Safari Truck.

NOTE: On this tour, your tourguide will only travel with you while in Namibia. On Day 10, Your guide will accompany you to the Botswana Border at Nogoma Bridge. From here our reliable Botswana Transfer company will meet & greet you & transfer you to your accommodation in Kasane for Day 10 & 11. On Day 12 the transfer driver will pick you up after breakfast, 09h00 and transfer you over to Zambia.

 

The dunes of the Namib

Day 1 - Windhoek to Namib Naukluft

Our starting point will be 8h00 at Arebbusch Travel Lodge, from here we will head towards the Namib Naukluft Park, travelling over the Khomas Hochland and down the steep gradients of the Gamsberg Pass, sometimes called as “Namibia’s Garden Route”. We should begin to see the first of our game species like springbok, ostrich and oryx. We stop at Solitaire, where the world’s famous apple pie is a definite try after lunch. We spend 2 nights on the outskirts of the Park on a Guest Farm with spectacular view to watch the sunset with a sun downer.

ACCOMMODATION: *SH – Weltevrede Guest Farm or alternative (PRE-Tour Accommodation can be booked for you)
MEALS INCLUDED:
Lunch & Dinner
TRAVEL DISTANCE: +- 300km

Deadvlei

Day 2 - Dune 45 & Sossusvlei

Pre-dawn we depart to the entrance gates to Sossusvlei. We have some nice opportunities to stop on the way next to the road for beautiful photographic moments capturing the sunrise on the Dunes. A climb up the sand dunes will give a superb view up and down of the Tsauchab River Canyon which forms the valley between the famous sand dunes. Your guide will set up breakfast and prepare coffee at the bottom of the dune. After breakfast we take a short drive to the parking lot where you will undertake a 2 hour walk through to the beautiful Hiddenvlei in the Sossusvlei Area. We stop for lunch at Sesriem camp, after which we will go and explore the Sesriem Canyon by foot, before heading back to our Guest Farm

ACCOMMODATION: *SH – Weltevrede Guest Farm or alternative.
MEALS INCLUDED:
Breakfast & Dinner
TRAVEL DISTANCE: +- 200km

Swakopmund

Day 3 - Namib Naukluft to Coastal town of Swakopmund

Some scientists regard the Namib Desert as the oldest in the world. We will travel via the Kuiseb Canyon, home to two Germans and their dog for two years during World War 2. We include a visit to the Walvis Bay lagoon, famous for its large numbers of flamingos. It’s a 5-hour scenic drive to the coast, arriving in Swakopmund for the next 2 nights.

ACCOMMODATION: *SH – Prost Hotel or alternative.
MEALS INCLUDED:
Breakfast
TRAVEL DISTANCE: +- 380km

Quad Bike Tour in Swakopmund

Day 4 - Swakopmund

Today is a free day to enjoy all that this coastal town has to offer – from many optional adventure activities like Quad biking, Sand boarding, Sky Diving or relax on a Dolphin Cruise.

If you do not feel adventurous you can visit the historical museum at the base of the lighthouse, visit the Kristall Galerie, home of the world’s largest Quartz crystals cluster in display, or do shopping at numerous shops and enjoy German patisseries at local cafes, all withing walking distance to the center of Swakopmund from your hotel.

ACCOMMODATION: *SH – Prost Hotel or alternative.
MEALS INCLUDED:
Breakfast

Elephant

Day 5 - Swakopmund to Etosha National Park

After breakfast we leave the coastal town of Swakopmund behind and head north, towards the Etosha National Park for 2 days of game viewing. Our first overnight stop in Etosha will be either at Okaukuejo or Halali, both with a floodlit waterhole allows for 24-hour game viewing. Elephant and black rhinoceros are seen daily during the dry winter months & numerous other game species are also found here, including lion and leopard.

ACCOMMODATION: *CH – Okaukuejo or Halali (Namibia Wildlife Resorts) or alternative.
MEALS INCLUDED:
Breakfast and Lunch
TRAVEL DISTANCE: +- 500km

Lion at Waterhole

Day 6 - Etosha National Park

Game driving slowly through the park we gaze in awe at the vast expanse of the Etosha Pan, itself shimmering in the midday heat. Ostriches appear like moving black dots as they wander around miles out on the salt pan. The diversity of habitats attracts a wide variety of birds and to date about 392 species have been recorded.

ACCOMMODATION: *CH – Halali or Namutoni (Namibia Wildlife Resorts) or alternative.
MEALS INCLUDED:
Breakfast and Lunch
TRAVEL DISTANCE: depends on waterhole routes we will be visiting.

Mahangu National Park

Day 7 - Etosha National Park to Delta Panhandle, Divundu

Today we head have a long drive, heading more north towards the Kavango River, stopping in the dusty town of Rundu, along route we pass villages of the Mbanguru Woodcarvers. The Kavango people are skilled woodcarvers, and you will see animal carvings, jewellery chests and dining-room tables and chairs. Our next 2 nights we stop next to the Kavango River; this is the panhandle of the Okavango Delta on the Namibian side. The afternoon you can relax and enjoy the spectacular views of the river while you sip a sundowner and listening to the echo sounds of the hippos.

ACCOMMODATION: *CH – Nunda River Lodge or alternative
MEALS INCLUDED:
Breakfast & Dinner
TRAVEL DISTANCE: +- 570km

Mokoro Trip

Day 8 - Delta Panhandle Mokoro Excursion & Village Walk

After breakfast you have the opportunity to go on a 1 & half hour traditional mokoro trip, exploring the Okavango Delta Panhandle. The excursion takes place on the river and into the Bwabwata National Park on a mokoro which can seat two people. The Head Mokoro Poler will give you a detailed speech on safety and what to expect on your trip. You will be poled through the tranquil channels on the river. Plenty of game, bird life as well a cultural experience to experience on this day.

ACCOMMODATION: *CH – Nunda River Lodge or alternative
MEALS INCLUDED:
Breakfast & Dinner
TRAVEL DISTANCE: 0kn

Day 9 - Delta Panhandle to Katima Mulilo, Namibia

After breakfast we head to the town of Katima Mulilo, only 70km from the Botswana Border. Katima Mulilo or simply Katima is the capital of the Zambezi Region in Namibia. In town we will stop at the medical centre to undertake PCR test for entry to Botswana.

Last night in Namibia, we overnight on the banks of the Zambezi River in lush riverine vegetation with tropical birds and monkeys.

ACCOMMODATION: *CHZambezi Mubala Camp or alternative.
MEALS INCLUDED:
Breakfast
TRAVEL DISTANCE: +- 320 km

San Living Museum

Day 10 - Katima Mulilo to Kasane, Chobe Botswana

After a relaxed breakfast, we pack our luggage & head into the town of Katima Mulilo to collect your PCR test results at the clinic. We have a short drive of 70km to the border of Botswana. Today you leave Namibia behind and say goodbye to your Tour Guide, with fond memories of your past 9 days travelling through Namibia. From here, your Botswana journey will start from. Our reliable private transfer will meet you at Ngoma Border and transfer you to the small town of Kasane and to your accommodation for the next 2 nights. All activities for tomorrow are directly booked at your accommodation and the friendly receptionist staff will book you in at your accommodation & give all relevant information needed.

Lunch & Dinner can be enjoyed at your accommodation, or you can take a taxi into town and enjoy dinner at a local restaurant in town.

ACCOMMODATION: *CH – Chobe Bush Lodge or alternative
MEALS INCLUDED:
Breakfast
TRAVEL DISTANCE: 70km to Botswana Border, 70 km from border to Kasane

Chobe National Park

Day 11 - Chobe National Park - Game Drive & Boat Excursion

Pre-dawn wake up, with a quick coffee, before jumping on an open game drive vehicle which will take you into the Chobe National Park for a 2hour game drive, spotting big herds of elephants, lions, antelopes and lost more, before heading back to camp for brunch prepared by your guide. The rest of the day you can relax around the pool, before undertaking a 2hour sunset cruise on the Chobe River. The friendly reception staff at your accommodation will give through all the pickup times for your activities that are booked for the day.

ACCOMMODATION: *CH – Chobe Bush Lodge or alternative.
MEALS INCLUDED:
Breakfast
TRAVEL DISTANCE: +- 0 km

Victoria Falls in Livingstone

Day 12 - Kasane to Livingstone (Victoria Falls)

After breakfast, our reliable private transfer will meet you at receptionist at 09h00 and transfer you over to Zambia. They will help with all immigration & border crossing. (Your PCR Test taken in Namibia, will still be valid to cross over to Zambia. Checking in at your accommodation, the receptionist will help you with any alternative activity bookings in Livingstone. You can arrange local transfer from your reception to visit the magnificent Victoria Falls the afternoon - optional payment of USD 25.00 must be paid at the entrance. If you are flying out the next day, you will need to do a PCR test today in town. Please see at the bottom of this Itinerary for more information where in Livingstone you can do your test. Evening dinner can be enjoyed at your accommodation’s restaurant, or you can take a taxi into town to a local restaurant.

ACCOMMODATION: *SH – Maramba River Lodge or alternative
MEALS INCLUDED:
Breakfast
TRAVEL DISTANCE: +- 90 km

Day 13 - Livingstone, Zambia

Relaxing day or an Optional activity day – activities to choose from – White water rafting, helicopter ride over the Victoria Falls, elephant back safari, walking with lions or bungee jumping is a few activities to choose from. All depends on if you are flying out today & at what time. Organizing of transfer at reception to airport on own cost, make sure you are at the airport 2 hours before your flight. We hope you truly enjoyed your safari & you are taking back lots of fond memories! We would love to hear from you, please do let us know how your safari went! African Good-Byes & safe journey back home 😊

MEALS INCLUDED: Breakfast

ACCOMMODATION

The indication in the itinerary of what type of accommodation is provided each day are guidelines only and are used to give an idea of the accommodation offered, rather that and exact description. Please keep in mind however that standards can vary from one trip to the next, and occasionally we may need to change a night-stop without advance warning. We cannot guarantee the use of particular properties. Facilities and characteristics may vary from those described.

* SH - Standard Hotels, Lodges or Guest Houses, usually with twin or single rooms and en-suite facilities. These are generally standard, no-frills hotels perfectly accepted to most, do not expect too much. These are often small, family run establishments.

* CH - Comfortable Hotels, Lodges or Guest Houses with twin or single rooms and en suite facilities. Generally good levels of service and often added amenities such as restaurant, bar, swimming pool and garden.

Namibia have good tourism infrastructure and generally good service standards. Throughout this trip we stay in comfortable lodges which are simple, comfortable, and clean.

Included

All safaris are sold as a private fully inclusive package and include the following:

  • Service of a Trained Safari Guided Driver
  • Transport, accommodation, and all National Park Entrance Fees
  • Meals stated as on above itinerary
  • Meals can be either purchased picnic style lunch or at accommodation / Meals that are not included are on client’s own expense, budget +/- N$ 300.00 per person for dinner at parks restaurants and +/- N$ 150.00 per person for lunches.
  • Activities included as set out in above itinerary
  • Camping Options: All camping equipment for camping nights includes 2-man dome tent, which thick sleeping mattress with sleeping bag, pillow, tables, and chairs. Meals on camping can either be purchased picnic style meals or your guide will prepare at camp.

NOTE that alternative lodges can be used if the above lodges are fully booked.

Excluded

  • Flights, Visas, and Insurance
  • PCR Tests - Entry into Namibia / PCR Test - leaving Namibia
  • Alcohol, Soft Drinks and Bottled Water. (Tap water is Save to drink in Namibia)
  • Tips, Gratuities, Spending money and all other items of a personal nature.
  • Anything else that is not stated as included.
  • Camping Options –Bring own swimming and bathing towels.