Self-drive Safari | 15 nights / 16 days

Day 1: Arrival in Windhoek

Upon arrival at the Hosea Kutako International Airport you will pick up your rental vehicle and drive the +-40km to Windhoek. Check in at the guesthouse and the rest of the day is at your own leisure. You have time to explore Windhoek and visit the famous landmarks of Windhoek or shop in the vibrant Independence Avenue.

Windhoek

Namibia’s capital Windhoek is often described as a city with a continental atmosphere. This can be ascribed to its architecture, cuisine, culture, dress codes and educational institutions. Windhoek combines the modern city architectural style with that of the German colonial era. Historic sites to visit in the town centre are the ‘Christuskirche’, ‘Alte Feste’ (Old Ford), ‘Tintenpalast’ (Parliament Buildings), Zoo Park, ‘Reiterdenkmal’, Museum and the Craft Centre.

With 280 000 inhabitants, Windhoek is the biggest city in the country and also the commercial centre of the country.

Overnight: Olive Grove Guesthouse including breakfast

Day 2: Kalahari Bush Breaks Lodge

Today you will start your journey and drive to the Kalahari Bushbreaks Lodge, where you can spend the rest of the day at leisure. Enjoy the beautiful landscape surrounding the lodge. The Kalahari Desert has an amazing variety of vegetation. The lodge garden is shaded by worm-bark false-thorn trees (Albizia Anthelmintica) and overlooks a floodlit waterhole where game and birds flock during the day.

Overnight: Kalahari Bushbreaks Lodge including breakfast

Days 3-5: Moremi National Park

After breakfast you will travel to Botswana and the Moremi National Park. The game reserve, although not one of the largest parks, presents insights and views even for the most experienced of travellers. It is home to nearly 500 species of bird (from water birds to forest dwellers), and a vast array of other species of wildlife, including buffalo, giraffe, lion, leopard, cheetah, hyena, jackal, impala, and red lechwe. Here you will spend three nights which will give you the opportunity to do game drives in open 4×4 safari vehicles and to explore the Xakanaxa Lagoon and surrounding Okavango channels by motorboat, which affords excellent bird watching opportunities.

Overnight: Camp Moremi including all meals, activities & local drinks

Day 6: Nata

Continue your journey and drive to the Nata Lodge. The Nata River delta feeds the Sua Pan in the Nata sanctuary and forms the breeding ground for a host of water birds including pelicans and flamingo in their thousands, transforming the shore line into a pink haze blending into the western sky.

Overnight: Nata Lodge including breakfast

Day 7: Zovu Elephant Lodge

After breakfast you will continue to the Kasane Immigration border. From here you will be transferred via boat to the Zovu Elephant Lodge. Upon arrival the rest of the day is at leisure.

Overnight: Zovu Elephant Lodge including all meals and activities

Day 8: Victoria Falls Day Trip

Today you will enjoy a day trip to the Victoria Falls. The day trip will begin with the ‘Big Tree’ where we may stop and take photos. You will be accompanied through the Rainforest by a qualified Wild Horizons guide, who will give a brief history of the falls themselves as well as detailing the flora, fauna, bird & wildlife and other points of interest. You are then taken to the market, where you have the opportunity to shop in the open air curio market and shops for souvenirs and gifts.

The visit to the market ends at around 12h30 and you are then taken to enjoy lunch at a hotel. After lunch, the clients will have the afternoon free. You will have an opportunity to book additional activities during their day in Vic Falls (Extra charges for your own account). Popular additional activities include the Heli Flip over the falls, Gorge Swing and Zip Line.

Please note: Minimum PAX: 4. Should only 2 people take part this price will double, which will increase the overall tour price.

Overnight: Zovu Elephant Lodge including all meals and activities

Day 9: Zovu Elephant Lodge

Another day at the lodge, which could be used to take part on offered activities, such as:

  • Game boat cruises up the Chobe river
  • Bird watching (420 species recorded) by boat or on foot
  • Sundowner cruises
  • Tribal village visits

Overnight: Zovu Elephant Lodge including all meals and activities

Days 10 & 11: Mamili National Park

Set off this morning travelling onto the Mamili National Park and the Nkasa Lupala Tented Lodge. Here you spend two nights, which gives you the opportunity to explore the area in your own vehicle and maybe take part in an optional activity (at own cost), such as a game drive or a boat cruise.

Overnight: Nkasa Lupala Tented Camp including dinner & breakfast

Day 12: Mahangu National Park

Leave the Mamili Park behind and drive to the Mahangu National Park. After you have reached the lodge you can explore the area in your own vehicle. The Mahangu Game reserve offers excellent opportunities to view elephants, buffalo, red lechwe and sable antelopes, to name a few, in typical riverine and swampland habitat. In the evening you have the opportunity to take part on a boat cruise (at own expense) around sunset and enjoy the tranquillity of this area.

Overnight: Ndhovu Safari Lodge including dinner & breakfast

Day 13: Rundu surrounds

Today you leave the Caprivi and travel to the western part of Rundu to arrive at the Hakusembe River Lodge. Late in the afternoon you can join a sundowner cruise (at own expense) or just relax on the banks of the river. The Okavango River meanders through the yellow-green African landscape like a blue ribbon. Every now and then the resounding deep grunts of hippos can be heard, here and there a crocodile is sunbathing on the sandy riverbank and the continuous twittering of the colourful birdlife completes the picture.

Overnight: Hakusembe River Lodge including breakfast

Days 14 & 15: Waterberg

Depart Rundu and drive via Otjiwarongo to the Waterberg Plateau Park. Here you will be staying the next two days. The park has following activities (at own expense) to offer:

  • Guided morning and afternoon game drives
  • Guided and self-guided trails on the plateau
  • Nature walks within the camp

Overnight: Waterberg Wilderness Lodge including dinner & breakfast

Day 16: Depart

Drive via Okahandja to Windhoek. In Okahandja you can stop over at the Kavango woodcarvers market, have a look around or buy some last souvenirs. Further, you will head to the Hosea Kutako International Airport in time for your home- or onwards flight. This tour ends here.

  • Windhoek
  • Moremi National Park
  • Nata
  • Mamili National Park
  • Mahangu National Park
  • Rundu surrounds
  • Waterberg National Park

Prices:

PRICE ON REQUEST

Please Note:

The rates are calculated according to the current US$ exchange rate. These rates may decrease or increase, depending on the exchange rate at time of booking.

Prices include:

  • 03 x overnight on a Bed & Breakfast basis
  • 06 x overnight on a Dinner, Bed & Breakfast basis
  • 03 x overnight on Full board basis including activities
  • 03 x overnight on Full board basis including activities and drinks
  • 01 x Victoria Falls Day Trip
  • Complete Information package, including maps, route description and vouchers
  • Should you book your vehicle through us we will also provide you with a GPS (with programmed route)

Entrance fees included:

N/A

Prices exclude:

  • Optional activities and excursions
  • Drinks and meals (unless otherwise stated)
  • Personal expenses (Telephone call, souvenirs etc)
  • Car Hire (Please see vehicle rates)
  • International flights
  • Travel insurance