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.
21 days – customizable
those who do not only come for Botswana's nature, but also want to experience traditional, authentic African cultures and beautiful scenic landscapes
except for wildlife, this route also lets you experience Namibia's diversity of landscapes and cultures
follow wildlife tracks of elephants, oryx, kudus, wildebeests and giraffes and collect food from the bush, together with skilled San hunter-gatherers
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.
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!
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).
Maun is the entrance gate to the Okavango Delta, the largest inland delta of the world. It shimmers as an oasis in the vast Kalahari Desert: nature here is overwhelming! Step into a mokoro and see hippos, crocodiles, snakes, turtles and enjoy the silence and the clear delta water. Or take your own car and drive through Moremi Game Reserve, the part of the delta that is accessible for vehicles, and look for lions, leopards, wild dogs, hyenas, zebras, giraffes and elephants. Those who cannot get enough of this paradise can take a flight over this beautiful green and blue colored delta world. A great way to explore the Okavango Delta is by joining a mobile safari. This guided tour will bring you deep in the Delta. You will sleep in tents and will be guided along the sandy tracks and lagoons while searching for wildlife.
Note: A great way to explore the Okavango Delta is by joining a mobile safari. This guided tour will bring you deep in the Delta. You will sleep in tents and will be guided along the sandy tracks and lagoons while searching for wildlife.
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.