A Tale of Three Countries

Tour highlights

  • Visit Sossuvlei and the deserts
  • Take a Walvis Bay Seal and Dolphin Cruise
  • Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Twyfelfontein
  • Enjoy Guided game drives in Etosha National Park and Chobe National Park
  • See the Livingstone and Victoria Falls
  • Marvel at the Makgadikgadi Pan

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Day 1 - 9: Windhoek to Twyfelfontein

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Days 1 - 3: Windhoek

Fly from the UK to Windhoek, the capital of Namibia. Landing on day two you’ll be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel for the next two nights. Enjoy a welcome dinner as you meet your guides and the rest of the group. On day three we’ve organised a group briefing at the Motorhome depot so you can familiarise yourself with the motorhome and ask any questions you may have in advance of picking up the motorhome the next morning. Afterwards, you’ll return to Windhoek where you can enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure.

Days 4 - 5: Sossusvlei Dunes

Distance: 380 km / 236 miles

We start our adventure this morning as you collect your motorhome and head for the sand dunes of Sossusvlei. Make a stop at the beautiful Spreetshoogte Mountain Pass and enjoy one of the most beautiful views in Namibia. Spend the next two days exploring the area of Sossusvlei and Sesriem with optional excursions such as helicopter flights, hot air balloon rides and 4x4 excursions all available. The dunes around Sossusvlei are amongst the tallest in the world, reaching up to 400m tall, and are constantly changing and moving as they’re sculpted and reshaped by the wind. In contrast is the landscape of Deadvlei, where dead trees have stood for centuries due to the dry climate.

Days 6 - 7: Swakopmund and Walvis Bay

Distance: 403 km / 250 miles

We travel to the coast and the Atlantic Ocean as we head to Swakopmund today. Break up the journey with a stop in Solitaire, a remote settlement at the edge of the Namib-Naukluft National Park, which has been a welcome stopover for more than 60 years. On day 7 head to Walvis Bay for a boat cruise along the coast to look for seals and dolphins in the Atlantic Ocean. Enjoy a glass of bubbly and fresh oysters on board, as your guide informs you about the animals and helps you spot them in the water.

Days 8 - 9: Uis and Twyfelfontein 

Distance: 196 km / 122 miles

Departing Swakopmund we continue onto Uis. This once booming mining town is situated in the heart of the Damaraland region, in an unspoilt rural area of Namibia. The Brandberg area is a popular destination due to its unspoilt beauty and wildlife, which includes Desert Elephant, Mountain Zebra, Springbok and Kudu. We also recommend a visit to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Twyfelfontein, where you can view the ancient rock engravings left by ancient tribes.

Day 10 - 18: Palmwag to Caprivi Region

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Days 10 - 11: Palmwag and Damaraland

Distance: 231 km / 144 miles

Today we continue from Damaraland to Palmwag. From here you can explore the area on a number of optional excursions including Rhino tracking. You can also seek out the wildlife of Damaraland, where you may see desert elephants, black rhino, gemsbok (oryx), kudu, springbok and, if you’re lucky, maybe even lion and cheetah, which are occasionally seen in the area.

Days 12 - 14: Etosha National Park

Distance: 310 km / 193 miles

Continue your journey northwards today as you leave Palmwag and make your way to Etosha National Park, perhaps making a stop en route at an authentic Himba village. Etosha National Park is unique in Africa, the park’s main characteristic is a salt pan so large it can be seen from space, yet there is abundant wildlife that congregates around the waterholes, giving you almost guaranteed game sightings. As the sun goes down, Etosha comes into its own due to the gently floodlit watering holes on the edges of the campsites that allow the animals to drink unhindered, whilst affording you with a spectacular view. On day 13 you can enjoy guided safari game drives in an open safari vehicle.

 Days 15 - 16: Otavi Mountain Region

Distance: 400 km / 249 miles

Situated in the Otjozondjupa Province, in the centre of what is known as the ‘Golden Triangle’, the towering Otavi Mountains are surrounded by the Northern Namibian towns of Otavi, Tsumeb, and Grootfontein, which are roughly 60 kilometres equidistant from each other. The landscape features golden maize plantations, spectacular dolomite mountains, and underground lakes. Visitors to this spectacular region can look forward to a variety of activities including a visit to the Hoba Meteorite, the largest ‘space object’ on earth and a national monument. Exciting optional activities such as a 4x4 road trip to the Ju/'Hoansi Living Museum, peaceful walking trails, spectacular close-up game viewing at the hide and waterhole, relaxing at the swimming pool or having a laid-back sunset around the campfire with an ice cold drink. 

Days 17 - 18: Caprivi Region

Distance: 363 km / 226 miles

Today takes you into the Caprivi Strip, a slender section of Namibia that stretches between Angola to the north and Botswana to the south, all the way to Zambia in the east. The Mahango Game Park is situated on the western side of the Okavango River close to the Popa Falls. The park is small and has a size of only 245 km squared but is home to numerous game, large herds of elephants and buffalos can be observed here, as well as hippos and very large crocodiles. Almost all the antelope species living in North-Eastern Namibia can be seen in the park, among them rare species like roan and sable antelope, common reedbuck, bushbuck, waterbuck and tssessebe. There are also giraffes, zebras, impalas and kudus living in the park and the main predators to be found are lion, leopard and hyena. The large floodplains, islands and wetland areas make the park a bird’s paradise as well.

Day 19 - 25: Caprivi Region to Makgadikgadi Pan

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Day 19: Caprivi Region to Katima Mulilo

Distance: 328 km / 204 miles

This morning we travel from Caprivi to Namwi Island for a one night stay. Situated about 10 km from Katima Mulilo on the banks of the Zambezi River, the tranquil setting is the ideal stop-over to continue our journey through the Caprivi. This area is famous for its birdlife such as the Woodland Kingfisher, African Skimmer and African Woodowls. 

Days 20 - 21: Livingstone and Victoria Falls

Distance: 205 km / 127 miles

We cross the border into Botswana today, before parking the motorhomes in Kasane and being transferred into Zambia and Livingstone - the gateway to Victoria Falls. We will spend the next two nights at the David Livingstone Safari Lodge with time to visit the falls. You might like to take an optional Sunset Zambezi Cruise, a helicopter flight over the falls or simply be mesmerised by the ‘smoke that thunders’ as the waterfall is known locally.

Days 22 - 23: Chobe National Park

Distance: 80 km / 50 miles

After our Livingstone adventure, we transfer back to Kasane in Botswana where we will collect the motorhomes and continue onto Chobe National Park. The Chobe River forms the northern boundary of the park and protects about 11700 square km. Its vegetation varies from lush floodplains to the scorched Savuti marsh. Chobe is classic big game country where herds of buffalo and elephant attain legendary proportions. A game drive and a game cruise on the Chobe River are included, providing you with the perfect opportunity to see the animals.

Days 24 - 25: Nata and the Makgadikgadi Pan

Distance: 311 km / 193 miles

Saying goodbye to Chobe our next destination is the Makgadikgadi Pan, the world’s largest salt pan, formed on the bed of an ancient lake that began evaporating aeons ago. Makgadikgadi is a unique desert experience: in the dry season, this vast expanse of sun-baked salt glistens in the light and when the rains come, the pan is home to a cornucopia of flamingos and other waterbirds. It's also home to one of Africa's biggest zebra populations, whose annual migration is a wonder to behold.

Day 26 - 33: Maun to Windhoek

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Days 26 - 28: Maun and the Okavango Delta

Distance: 301 km / 187 miles

Your next destination is Crocodile Camp where we will spend the next three nights, situated on the banks of the Thamalakane River in Maun. From here you can discover the Okavango Delta, a World Heritage Site and the largest inland delta in the world, created by the Okavango River spilling out over the dry sands of the Kalahari Desert. As the river spreads out it forms a waterlogged oasis featuring countless meandering waterways and crystal clear lagoons studded with water lilies, as well as fertile floodplains and reeded islands that are home to an abundance of wildlife.

You can enjoy a number of wonderful activities such as game viewing, fishing, bird watching or taking an authentic guided Mokoro excursion through this wetland paradise in a traditional dugout canoe. Commonly spotted animals include: lion, rhino, leopard, giraffe, hippos, elephants, crocodiles and countless species of bird.

Then visit the Moremi Game Reserve, ranked as one of the most beautiful reserves in Africa. Covering 4,871 square kilometres of pristine wilderness, the varied terrain includes savannah, winding waterways and dense forest, producing a diverse ecosystem which supports an incredibly wide spectrum of wildlife. The birdlife is prolific and includes most of the 550 bird species recorded on Botswana’s national bird list.

Day 29: Ghanzi and the San Bushmen

Distance: 285 km / 177 miles

Leaving the watery delights of the Delta behind we travel from Maun to Ghanzi, where you’ll have the chance to learn about the San Bushman in their natural habitat during an optional excursion. The bushmen maintain a way of life that their ancestors have passed down the generations.

Days 30 - 32: Gobabis and Windhoek

Distance: 321 km / 199 miles

We head back towards Windhoek today breaking the journey with an overnight stop at Zelda Guest Farm and the chance to relive your memories of the tour with the group on the last evening. The next morning we continue back to Windhoek and return the motorhomes before your transfer to Windhoek Airport.

Day 33: Arrive in the UK

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