Visit the land where mountains are dunes, Namibia, and the best game viewing country, Botswana, in just over two weeks. Enjoy our guides’ expertise and knowledge of two countries, and explore their contrasting landscapes and wildlife.
Small-group, trans-African lodge Safari through Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, starting in Windhoek and ending in Victoria Falls in just 20 days.
Windhoek – This is the capital city of Namibia, the Heroes’ Acre memorial is located South of the city. On a hilltop in the city centre the 1890s Alte Feste (a former military headquarters) and Independence Memorial Museum is located.
Sossusvlei – The Sossusvlei area is fed by a river called the Tsuachab River – the dunes actually prevent the entire pathway of this river. The Tsuachab River only flows right through Sossusvlei every 5 to 10 years, making it a rare sight to see.The Sossusvlei dunes are about 60km from the Sesriem gate which is about an hour’s drive.
Swakopmund – This is a coastal city in Namibia, it’s sandy beaches face the Atlantic Ocean. The city’s colonial landmark include the Swakopmund lighthouse and the Mole (an old sea wall).
Waterberg Plateau – The Waterberg Plateau Park is a sanctuary to many endangered species that call Namibia their home. These rare and beautiful animals – including black and white rhinos, buffalo, giraffe, leopard, cheetah, jackal, wild dogs and the only herd of Cape vulture in the region.
Etosha National Park – Etosha means ‘Huge White Area’ or ‘Place Of Dry Water’, and the National Park certainly lives up to this description! It’s a vast shallow pan, which shines brightly in the African sun due to crystallized salt on the surface of the ground.
Namib-Naukluft National Park – On our Namibia Trans-African safari, you’ll be able to journey into the land of bright gold and magical sand dunes, whilst taking in the spectacular sights that the Namib-Naukluft National Park, which is also the largest nature conservation area in Namibia, has to offer!
Okavango Delta – The unique system of waterways which is known as the Okavango Delta in the Republic of Botswana is a large wetland area surrounded by the Kalahari Desert. Thousands of years ago tectonic activity and faulting interrupted the flow of the river causing it to backup and form this unique ecosystem of waterways and countless islands.
Makgadikgadi Pans – It has become a special Botswana Safari ‘must-see’. As the rain arrives, herds of zebras, wildebeests and other antelopes make their way northwards to the Nxai Pan and are followed closely by the migration of predators, such as lions, cheetahs and hyenas.
Chobe National Park – Chobe National Park is well known for the beautiful Savuti region, a definite highlight on our safari in Botswana. On our Chobe National Park trans-African safari, you will experience one of many natural phenomena, such as witnessing one of the largest elephant herds in the world, or possibly the annual zebra migration.
Hwange National Park – Situated on the main road between Bulawayo and the world famous Victoria Falls. Hwange National Park boasts a tremendous selection of wildlife and over 100 species of birds. Hwange carries 105 mammal species, including 19 large herbivores and eight large carnivores. The big five can all be found in Hwange, as well as many other predators.
Victoria Falls – Victoria Falls has been called “the greatest known curtain of falling water” – and it is a truly spectacular site to see. Victoria Falls borders on Zambia and Zimbabwe, and can be viewed from vast distances from both sides. Columns of spray can be felt from miles away as 546 million cubic meters of water per minute plummet over the edge. The early locals called this “Mos oa Tunya” which means “The Smoke that Thunders” referring to the misty cloudy that rises as the waters plummet over the edge.