|Arrive in||Windhoek or Livingstone|
|Journey||Windhoek - Livingstone or Livingstone - Windhoek|
|Countries||Namibia, Botswana & Zambia|
|Trip Length||15 Days|
|Highlights||Victoria Falls, Chobe National Park, Okavango Delta, Etosha National Park, Erindi Private Game Reserve|
Our 15 Day Namibia, Zambia and Botswana Safari gives you the opportunity to see the highlights of three incredible African countries rich in wildlife and spectacular scenery in only two weeks!
World acclaimed Chobe National Park in Botswana will not disapoint the animal lovers with both game drive and river cruise scheduled, plus you stay for two nights in a lodge overlooking Chobe River where hippos frolic, relax and splash. Okavango Delta lends itself to a magical journey of culture, birdlife, mammals and flora. Words do not describe this part of the world enough, you will have to see it for yourself to believe it! But I do know that you will enjoy viewing unique African wildlife in its natural habitat on the many game drives and river game cruises throughout this safari. We travel through Namibia, via the Zambezi Region (formerly known as the Caprivi Strip) on your way to the famous Etosha National Park. Here you will spend a few days driving through the park to view the wildlife in its natural habitat.
Depending on which direction your safari travels; either Windhoek to Livingstone or Livingstone to Windhoek, your journey will include the spectacular 1.7km wide Victoria Falls where you may witness the sun setting over the Zambezi River while on an included sunset river cruise.
We travel through Namibia, via the Zambezi Region (formerly known as the Caprivi Strip) on your way to the famous Etosha National Park. Here you will spend a few days driving through the park to view the wildlife in its natural habitat.
Comments of previous clients:
Hi everyone at Traveljoy! We would just like to say that we had a wonderful holiday and memories that will last for ages. Victoria Falls was something out of this world and the helicopter flight definitely worth the extra money as it was truly exceptional. All the game drives allowed us to see very many animals and birds of the region, our favourite was the one through Mahango National Park. The accommodation was everything we hoped for in Africa and the food at all venues exceeded expectations – a few tough steaks – but on the whole very good and plenty of it. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and exceedingly good company. The wildlife was more numerous than we could have hoped for and the safari was definitely a success and will be recommended. Thanks again! Will and Elsie
Dear Traveljoy, We just returned last week from our 15 Day Namibia Safari and would like to express our thanks! We certainly saw a lot of highlights: Victoria Falls, Chobe National Park, Okavango Delta and Etosha National Park – an area in Africa rich in wildlife! All of the game drives and boat cruises were fascinating and in Chobe we saw a herd of lions so close, a memory we won’t forget soon! Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and took very good care of us; being in a small group was a delight as we all got a long very well. The staff at Chobe welcomed us with smiles and our rooms at all the accommodations were very comfortable and clean. We have already told our friends about Traveljoy and hope to join you again on another African adventure in the future! Many thanks again Norm & Sue
Hello Everyone! Thank you so much – I had a great time. This was my second trip to Africa, but this safari covered ground I haven not previously trodden. Our tour guide was excellent, whether he was talking about culture, climate, history, plants, animals, politics, administration – he was knowledgeable, simple and easy to understand and very caring. As a group, we all got along well and enjoyed each other’s company. Time will tell but I think I might have made a couple of good friends. The accommodation was great, especially enjoyed The Island Lodge: Heaven on a stick! I know where I am going if I ever want to go somewhere for two weeks and hide away in paradise. Loved it, loved it, loved it! No more to say, except somehow I’m going back. Nunda River Lodge: Thank you!!!!!! Loved the rooms, the showers with a view were great (although the women were a bit apprehensive about the gaps in the reed walls). The Lodge is very well set up with a large deck outside the reception / restaurant – please keep it on the agenda. I had a ball! A truly different and unique experience. I will be recommending you to my friends and family. Kelvin
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DAY 1 Australia to Windhoek via Johannesburg.
DAY 2 On arrival in Windhoek, the capital of Namibia, you will be met by your experienced tour guide. Enjoy the city sights before you check in at your accommodation to overnight. D
DAY 3 Depart Windhoek after an early breakfast and drive to Erindi Private Game Reserve. Here you will have your first African wildlife experience on a 3 hour safari game drive. In the afternoon you will drive to Otjiwarongo where you will overnight. BD
DAY 4 Drive to Etosha National Park where you will spend most of the day exploring this spectacular park. A visit to Etosha is one of the highlights of travelling through Namibia. It covers an area of more than 2,275,000 ha. Be it a lion or an elephant, a giraffe or a zebra, almost all African animal species are represented in this huge nature reserve. The dainty springbok are especially numerous; often they can be observed in enormous herds of several hundred animals. We don’t need to elaborate any more on these highlights, as words can’t describe the atmosphere and sightseeing in this part of the world… you will have to experience it for yourself! Spend your first night inside Etosha National Park. BD
DAY 5 More time to observe the fascinating wildlife of Etosha National Park while on a full day game drive. Spend a second night inside Etosha National Park. BLD
DAY 6 The morning to rest before an afternoon game drive after which you will be transferred to your next accommodation. Stay one night just outside the northern end of the park. BD
DAY 7 After breakfast continue your journey via Tsumeb and Grootfontein, where you may visit the Tsumeb Art and Craft Centre,Tsumeb Museum and/or the Hoba Meteorite. End your day at the mouth of the Okavango Delta, known as the ‘Panhandle.’ It is situated in the Zambezi region (formerly known as the Caprivi region), and lends itself to a magical journey of culture, birds, mammals and flora. Late afternoon at your leisure to take in the beauty and splendour of nature and stay here for two nights. BD
DAY 8 Enjoy a morning game drive in Mahango Game Reserve. A river sundowner cruise late afternoon to spot the prolific bird and wildlife is included. BD
DAY 9 Late morning depart your lodge and drive through the Caprivi Game Park on your way to your next lodge where you will stay for the next two nights. The islands in this region are known among the local tribes as ‘Islands of Abundance,’ offering a wealth of unspoilt beauty and wildlife. Late afternoon we have included a sundowner boat trip on the Kwando River to experience Africa untouched! BD
DAY 10 This morning you may have a guided nature walk. The rest of the day is at your leisure or optional activities under the guidance of local experts can also be arranged e.g. bird watching and fishing (at own cost). During the afternoon a game drive is included for you. BD
DAY 11 After breakfast with an amazing view, you will drive to Ngoma Bridge to cross the border and continue your journey to Chobe National Park in Botswana. You will stay for two nights at a lodge overlooking the Chobe River. BD
DAY 12 Today is packed with excitement. Experience a game drive in Chobe National Park and a boat cruise on the Chobe River. The animal and birdlife is truly spectacular; a memory you won’t ever forget. Enjoy dinner under the magnificent starry sky. BD
DAY 13 Breakfast with a view over Chobe River, you will then drive to Kazangula Border Post, where you will cross the Zambezi River via boat to enter your third country, Zambia. Visit the famous Victoria Falls and spend some time at the markets. Late afternoon you will have a sunset cruise on the Zambezi River – what an amazing way to end your holiday. Overnight near Victoria Falls. BD
DAY 14 After breakfast you will have the opportunity to experience an ultimate helicopter flight, taking in the powerful beauty of Victoria Falls (flight at your own cost). You will start your extension of choice today or depart to Livingstone Airport to board your flight via Johannesburg to Australia. B
DAY 15 Arrive in Australia.
OUR SECOND and THIRD DEPARTURE WILL OPERATE IN REVERSE – Please see the itinerary below:
DAY 1 Australia – Johannesburg – Livingstone
DAY 2 On arrival in Livingstone you will be met by your experienced tour guide and transferred to your accommodation in Zambia for one night. Visit the famous Victoria Falls from the Zambian side. During the afternoon you will have time to explore the magnificent falls and stroll through the African craft markets nearby. At around 16:00 you will have your first experience of an African sunset on a cruise on the Zambezi River. What an amazing way to start your holiday. D
DAY 3 For those keen enough to have the ultimate flight over the falls, depart to the helicopter early morning.(flight at your own cost) Mid to late morning drive to Kazangula Border Post, where you will cross the Zambezi River via boat to enter your second country, Botswana! Drive to your accommodation near Chobe National Park. Relax in the afternoon at your lodge where you will be staying for the next two nights. BD
DAY 4 Today is packed with excitement. You will start the day with an early morning game drive through Chobe National Park, after which you will have breakfast and some time at leisure. You will board a river game cruise around 15:00 and spend the rest of the afternoon on the boat past sunset, cruising on the Chobe River. The animal and bird life is truly spectacular and a memory you won’t forget. Enjoy an evening meal under the magnificent starry sky. BD
DAY 5 – 6 Enjoy a leisurely breakfast with an amazing view. Late morning you will depart your lodge and drive to Ngoma Bridge to cross the Botswana and Namibian borders, into your third country. Continue your journey via Katima Mulilo and Kongala to your accommodation. During the afternoon you will experience a game drive in the Bwabwata National Park. Stay at a river lodge where you can relax and unwind for the next two nights. BD
DAY 7 – 8 Late morning after a leisurely breakfast, drive through the Caprivi Game Park on your way to the Mahango Game Reserve. Take in the beauty and splendour of nature while you stay near the game reserve for two nights on the edge of the Okavango River. Late afternoon a river game cruise to spot prolific bird and wildlife through Mahango Game Reserve. The following morning is at leisure before a game drive through the reserve. BD
DAY 9 Continue your journey via Rundu to Grootfontein and Tsumeb, where you may visit the Tsumeb Art and Craft Centre,Tsumeb Museum and/or the Hoba Meteorite. Overnight at a nature reserve on the edge of the Etosha National Park. BD
DAY 10 Spend most of the day exploring Etosha National Park, including a picnic lunch. A visit to Etosha is one of the highlights of travelling through Namibia. Be it a lion or an elephant, a giraffe or a zebra; almost all African animal species are represented in this huge nature reserve. The dainty springbok are especially numerous; often they can be observed in enormous herds of several hundred animals. Stay inside Etosha National Park. BLD
DAY 11 A morning game drive to experience an abundance of wildlife. Relax, enjoy and spot wildlife from the security of your unique Etosha National Park Accommodation. BD
DAY 12 Depending on your animal sightings the previous day, as a group you could either spend some more time driving through Etosha National Park or have a leisurely day and bush walk at the lodge. During the afternoon travel to Otjiwarongo where you will stay at a guest house for one night. BD
DAY 13 After breakfast drive to Erindi Private Game Reserve. Here you will have your final African wildlife experience in Namibia on a 3 hour safari game drive. In the afternoon you will drive to Windhoek where you will overnight in a hotel. BD
DAY 14 After breakfast explore the capital city of Namibia before you transfer to the Windhoek Hosea Kutako International Airport for your flight via Johannesburg to Australia. B
DAY 15 Arrive in Australia.
This highly popular tour has two departures for 2017. Please note that tours operate in different directions i.e. commencing in Namibia and ending at Livingstone or in reverse.
Departs 06 July – 20 July (Windhoek to Livingstone)
Departs 19 July – 02 August (Livingstone to Windhoek)
Departs 17 September – 01 October (Livingstone to Windhoek)
Cost: $9,990pp Twin Share, including airfares ex Perth*
Cost: $10,390pp Twin Share, including airfares ex Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane or Adelaide**
Single Supplement $995
Departs 06 July – 20 July (Windhoek to Livingstone)
Departs 19 July – 02 August (Livingstone to Windhoek)
Departs 28 August – 11 September (Windhoek to Livingstone)
Departs 10 September – 24 September (Livingstone to Windhoek)
Cost: to be confirmed Twin Share, including airfares ex Perth*
Cost: to be confirmed Twin Share, including airfares ex Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane or Adelaide**
Single Supplement $to be confirmed
2018 rates to be confirmed September 2018
Accommodation: 7 nights safari lodge, 2 nights river lodge, 2 nights hotel and 1 night guest house.
Meals Included: 12 breakfasts and 12 dinners.
Trip Codes: 15NA118 & 15NA218
• 2 Day Blue Train (Cape Town to Pretoria or Pretoria to Cape Town)
• 3 Day Rovos Rail (Cape Town to Pretoria or Pretoria to Cape Town)
• 4 Day Rovos Rail (Pretoria to Victoria Falls or Victoria Falls to Pretoria)
• 7 Day Lake Kariba and Hwange National Park
• 7 Day Uganda Gorilla and Chimpanzee Trekking
Back to Back Connecting Safaris:
• 9 Day Garden Route and Addo Elephant National Park
• 15 Day South Africa Safari
• 15 Day Uganda Safari
• 20 Day Kenya and Tanzania Safari
For details on how these extensions can be connected, please contact our office.
B = Breakfast L = Lunch D = Dinner
INCLUDED: Airfares ex Perth, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane or Adelaide, airline levies and taxes (subject to change until paid in full), transport via air conditioned vehicles in Southern Africa and extended game viewing 4WD’s in Kenya and Tanzania, experienced tour guide, mainly 4 star accommodation (double/twin room with private facilities – no camping), entrance fees and meals as per itinerary.
EXCLUDED: Travel insurance, visas, beverages, meals and entrance fees not mentioned in itinerary, items of a personal nature and tipping.
PREPAID TIPPING AND WATER: Prepaid tipping and water available on selected tours.
Traveljoy will endeavour to operate all itineraries as advertised, however changes may occur where deemed necessary without prior notice.
DEPARTURE DATES: Departure dates are subject to change due to airline schedule changes.
* Minimum of 6 passenger s per group are required to guarantee a departure (unless otherwise specified). Traveljoy may choose to operate a tour with less than minimum numbers.
** Additional costs may apply for Canberra, Darwin and Hobart.
*** 2018 Prices to be released approx. September 2017.
**** Conditions apply refer to your booking form.
Australian passport holders require a visa for Zambia which will be obtained on arrival. No South African or Namibian Visa is required for an Australian passport holder.