In Namibia, the journey will take you north towards the Zambezi region, her not only the colors, but also life itself changes, from the drier areas you pass along the way. Enjoy a stunning sunset while floating on the Kavango river, spotting hippos and crocodiles.
Across the border you will be amazed by the nature of the beautiful Chobe National Park and the spectacular Victoria Falls. The journey is complete with a visit to the water world of the majestic Okavango Delta.
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Windhoek – Grootfontein & San Culture
After arriving in Namibia, you will stay the night in Windhoek. This will give you the opportunity to acclimatize, walk through the city center and prepare for the next day. Near Grootfontein, you will be able to visit a San-village, where you will get to know everything about their intriguing and ancient hunter-gatherer culture and lifestyle.
When you have an extra day to spare, it is surely worthwhile to stay the night.
When driving through the Zambezi region, you will see many villages and businesses along the road. As also the area is more densely populated you will experience a nice African atmosphere. The dry landscapes of Namibia make place for a lush oasis of green woodlands and blue rivers of this area that is better known by its former name, the Caprivi Strip.
Join a boat cruise over the Kavango River or Kwando River during sunset and do not forget to stop at the small but elegant, tranquil Popa Falls. The national parks of Mahango and Mudumu are wonderful for safaris. You will encounter animals such as roan- and sable antelopes, wild dogs, crocodiles and hippos.
There are two living museums, close to Rundu and Kongola, which are definitely worth a visit.
Chobe National Park – Victoria Falls
After crossing the border of Botswana, you will be staying in Kasane. This is the perfect base to visit Chobe National Park and its Chobe Riverfront, where you can drive around yourself or choose to join a game drive. You will be amazed by the number of elephants you encounter up to 120,000 of these beautiful giants live in this area, making it the largest elephant population on the African continent.
Take a nice lunch break at one of the picknick spots, however, be aware of naughty monkeys! A true spectacle is the Chobe River, where you can see elephants bathing in the water from very close by during a sunset boat cruise.
The Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe are a 2 hours’ drive away from Kasane and will be definite highlight of your trip. Do not forget your raincoat!
Makgadikgadi National Park
From Kasane you continue your journey in southern direction, where you can visit the enormous salt pans of Makgadikgadi National Park: the remnants of what was once a super lake. Although the area is usually dry, a bit of rain transforms the landscape into grassland savannah, attracting thousands of animals.
You can encounter springboks, impalas, oryx, cheetahs, foxes and brown hyenas. Also groups of elephants, giraffes, lions and leopards can be spotted here. And look out for the shy meerkats! If you are hungry for some adventure, explore the pans by quad bike, and stay the night under the open sky (pre-booking required).
Via the Chobe National Park and the famous Savuti swamps, your trip continues straight through the untamed bush into the Moremi National Park. This part of the trip is for the real adventurers, the roads are sandy and unmanaged in the middle of the bush and can only be undertaken in the dry season (May-November).
The campsites in Chobe and Moremi National Park only have basic facilities and are not fenced in. An intense experience when it starts getting dark!
When you leave Chobe National Park, the journey goes along the Khwai River and this is only small introduction for what the Okavango Delta has to offer and what you can experience in the beautiful Moremi National Park.
Windhoek - End of tour - Departure - Arrival Home
Leaving Maun, your last stop in Botswana is Ghanzi. Here, in the Kalahari Desert, you have another chance to visit or stay at a San-village.
Your adventure really comes to an end. In Windhoek, you will have the opportunity to relax and rewind and look back on a very successful and unforgettable holiday.
Accommodation (hotels, guesthouses, lodges or campsites)
Complete camping equipment (camping trip)
Car insurance with standard excess
Third party insurance
Most accommodations are booked with breakfast and camping is self-catering
Personal travel App for cell phone
24-hours emergency service
Tips and route information
Park fees, entrance fees to museums
Additional activities and excursions, e.g. game drives, boat trips, etc.
Meals (unless indicated as included)
Travel and cancellation insurance
Those who do not only come for Botswana's nature, but also want to experience traditional, authentic African cultures and beautiful scenic landscapes
|What makes this route unique:|
Except for wildlife, this route also lets you experience Namibia's diversity of landscapes and cultures
|How to get most out of it:|
Follow wildlife tracks of elephants, oryx, kudus, wildebeests and giraffes and collect food from the bush, together with skilled San hunter-gatherers
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