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17 Day Best of Botswana & Northern Namibia Self-Drive Tour (D,B&B)

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Day 1: Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Stop At: Victoria Falls Zimbabwe
Activities offered in the area: Game & Nature Drives, Boat Cruises, Wildlife, bungee jumping, white river rafting, zip lining through the forest canopy, Bird watching, Hiking Trails, Scenic Flights & Cultural Visits.
Duration: 1 day

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: The Kingdom Hotel, Zimbabwe, staying in a Standard Double Room.

Day 2: Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Stop At: Victoria Falls Zimbabwe
Spend the day exploring and join in a variety of activities to suit your travel style.
Duration: 1 day

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: The Kingdom Hotel, Zimbabwe, staying in a Standard Double Room.

Day 3: Nata, Botswana

Stop At: Nata Lodge, Nata
Botswana, Botswana
Nata Lodge is situated right on the edge of the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans, believed to be the largest in the world, are the remains of a lake that dried up thousands of years ago. This vast and arid expanse boasts some incredible photo opportunities during the day and comes to life when the sun goes down with a sky alive with stars.
Duration: 1 day

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Nata Lodge, staying in a Standard Double Room.

Day 4: Nata Lodge

Stop At: Nata Bird Sanctuary, Nata Botswana
This is a day for nature and bird lovers, take a trip to the Nata Bird Sanctuary, a community-managed project and the only protected reserve in Botswana. The reserve occupies the North-East part of the Sua Pan, and is home to around 165 bird species, a variety of antelope, monkeys, foxes and more. The most important of which are the 250 000 Greater Flamingo and Lesser Flamingo than migrate here to breed after the rainy season each year.
Duration: 4 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Nata Lodge, staying in a Standard Double Room.

Day 5: Planet Baobab, Gweta

Stop At: Planet Baobab, This one should be closed, Gweta Botswana
Once you see the giant aardtvark (anteater) you know you have arrived at your next destination. You will visit some of the oldest trees in the world at the quirky Planet Baobab, where the average age of each tree is more than 4000 years old! With the vast expanse of shimmering salt from the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans as a backdrop, you wouldn’t want to miss out on this experience. Time to relax and make yourself at home among these living legends for a couple of days.
Duration: 24 minutes

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Planet Baobab, Gweta, staying in a Bushman Hut.

Day 6: Planet Baobab, Gweta

Stop At: Planet Baobab, This one should be closed, Gweta Botswana
The game drives from Planet Baobab are exceptional as they take you deep into the Ntwetwe Pan, the larger of the 2 salt Makgadikgadi Pans. The vast expanse goes on for as far as the eye can see, so far in fact that you can see the curvature of the earth. You will be surprised to know that these vast pans are teeming with life, all life has uniquely adapted to desert life and is an incredible sight to witness. See if you can spot species such as springbok, kori bustards, bat-eared foxes and perhaps even the magnificent desert-adapted elephant and lion if you are lucky.
Duration: 1 day

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Planet Baobab, staying in a Bushman Hut.

Day 7: Hainaveld & Ghanzi Farms

Stop At: Hainaveld Game Farms, Botswana
Welcome to Haina Kalahari Lodge, situated on the northern border of the Central Kalahari Game Reserve in Botswana. This luxury Lodge is relaxed and informal while catering for more exclusive needs. Relax and soak up the sun by the pool before heading out on an optional sunset game drive.
Duration: 1 day

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 8: Hainaveld & Ghanzi Farms

Stop At: Hainaveld Game Farms, Botswana
Join a game drive with an experienced guide, be on the lookout for a variety of antelope, bat-eared foxes, lion and a large variety of bidlife.
Duration: 1 day

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 9: Maun, Botswana

Stop At: Tshima Bush Camp, P.O. Box HA 62 HAK, Maun, Botswana
Tshima Bush Camp is situated on 30 hectares of natural bush with direct access to the Nhabe River near Muan, a well-known safari town in Botsawna. This quaint camp has much to offer with accommodation in Meru style tents and a large variety of wildlife such as elephants and hippos. The camp is also a perfect rest stop for exploring the nearby village of Komana to get a glimpse of village life in Botswana.
Duration: 1 day

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 10: Okavango Panhandle, Botswana

Stop At: Drotsky's Cabins, Okavango/Moremi, Botswana, Botswana
Drotsky’s Cabins is one of the original pioneer lodges in the country and is especially popular with avid fishermen and bird watchers alike as it is situated on the banks of the Okavango River among lush green lawns and shady indigenous trees.
Duration: 1 day

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Drotsky’s Cabins, staying in a Double Chalet.

Day 11: Okavango Panhandle, Botswana

Stop At: Drotsky's Cabins, Okavango/Moremi, Botswana, Botswana
A boat ride on the Okavango River is by far the best way to explore this lush setting. Witness the feeding frenzy of the Barbel Run between August and October each year. Watch as the abundant bird life get in on the action with diving egrets, darters and comerants following the barbel upstream, it really is a sight to witness. Join in the frenzy and throw a line in the water, you may hook ‘the big one’.
Duration: 1 day

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Drotsky’s Cabins, staying in a Double Chalet.

Day 12: Rundu, Namibia

Stop At: Kaisosi River Lodge, Rundu, Owamboland, Namibia, Namibia
Today you will cross the border to Namibia at Shakawe Border Crossing and settle at the peaceful oasis that is Kaisosi River Lodge, just 7 km East of town of Rundu, situated on the banks of the famous Okavango River. Relax by the pool, take in the amazing views and witness the most spectacular sunsets.
Duration: 1 day

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Kaisosi River Lodge, staying in a Double Room.

Day 13: Onguma Game Reserve, Namibia

Stop At: Onguma The Fort, Onguma Game Reserve Etosha National Park, Tsumeb, Namibia
Make your way to Onguma Game Reserve, situated on the eastern side of Etosha Park in Namibia.

This 20000-hectare reserve boasts over 30 different animal species which include some of our favorites such as lion, cheetah and leopard as well as a family of black rhinos.

Duration: 1 day

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Onguma - The Fort, staying in a Bush Suite.

Day 14: Etosha South, Namibia

Stop At: Okaukuejo waterhole, Etosha National Park Namibia
Today you will head to central Etosha National Park. For guests staying inside the park there is an option to self-drive your game drives as well as pre-book guided game drives at an additional cost. Guided game drives are available from all the lodges in the area.
Duration: 1 day

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Okaukuejo Resort, staying in a Bush Chalet.

Day 15: Etosha South, Namibia

Stop At: Okaukuejo waterhole, Etosha National Park Namibia
You have the full day to self-drive from one watering-hole to the next for fantastic game viewing and photographic opportunities.
Duration: 1 day

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Okaukuejo Resort, staying in a Bush Chalet.

Day 16: Spitzkoppe, Namibia

Stop At: Spitzkoppen Lodge, Spitzkoppe Road D1918 Spitzkoppe, Namibia
Spitzkoppen Lodge’s stylish accommodation is perfectly situated amidst the 150-million-year-old large granite boulders of the Spitzkoppe scenery. With superb views onto the Brandberg and Erongo Mountains you may never want to leave this little piece of heaven. Relax on your very own private deck and gaze over the untouched sand and boulders beyond.
Duration: 1 day

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Spitzkoppen Lodge, staying in a Tented Chalet.

Day 17: Return to Windhoek, Namibia

Stop At: Windhoek Hosea Kutako International Airport, Namibia
Today you will drive back to Windhoek and return the rental vehicle to the car hire depot. An airport transfer will be arranged after vehicle check-in.
Duration: 3 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
No accommodation included on this day.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Victoria Falls Airport, A8, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Traveler pickup is offered
The adventure begins as soon as you touch ground at Victoria Falls International Airport, Zimbabwe.

Our friendly car hire representative will be waiting for you at the arrivals gate.

After vehicle hand-over you will head to your lodge / hotel / B&B
Departure Time
12:00 AM
Duration
17 days
Return Details
Windhoek Hosea Kutako International Airport, Namibia
Inclusions
  • 17x Breakfast
  • 5x Dinner
  • 2x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 13 nights
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • All Meals & Excursions / Activities as Listed
Exclusions
  • Extra Excursions not pre booked.
  • Personal Visa Fees
  • International Airline Fees
  • Items of personal nature
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - Victoria Falls
  • Entry/Admission - Nata Lodge
  • Entry/Admission - Nata Bird Sanctuary
  • Entry/Admission - Planet Baobab
  • Entry/Admission - Drotsky's Cabins
  • Entry/Admission - Kaisosi River Lodge
  • Entry/Admission - Onguma The Fort
  • Entry/Admission - Okaukuejo waterhole
  • Entry/Admission - Spitzkoppen Lodge
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

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