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Namibia, Botswana & Victoria Falls 2019/20

3 countries13 game drives
3 UNESCO World Heritage-listed sites
African lodges | Private camping tent, Moremi Game Reserve
Experience the wilds of Africa on this amazing adventure. Witness spectacular wildlife and natural beauty as we visit places like the Okavango Delta, the salt pans of Etosha National Park, elephant-rich Chobe National Park and the splendour of Victoria Falls.Discover the vast Namib DesertThe Namib Desert is the oldest, driest desert in the world and home to the world's highest dunes and incredible granite rock formations. In Namibia's north we experience Etosha National Park which is one of Africa's most diverse wildlife reserves, and the Kavango region with its broadflood plains and teeming birdlife.Breathtaking wildlifeWe then journey to landlocked Botswana and its natural wonderland with 38% of land devoted to national parks, reserves and wildlife management areas. Enjoy breathtaking views of the world's largest inland delta as we fly over the Okavango and explore Chobe National Park, home to the highest concentration of elephants on earth.Spectacular Victoria FallsOur grand finale is the amazing Victoria Falls. Located on the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe, these spectacular falls are considered the largest waterfall in the world. Known as "Mosi-o-Tunya" or "the smoke that thunders", its mist can be seen from up to 40 kilometres away!

Inclusions

Travel

  • Return economy-class flights from Australia to Africa. Taxes included
  • Scenic flight over the Okavango Delta in a small aircraft
  • Airport transfers on the first and last day of tour
  • All touring in air-conditioned vehicles (excluding open safari 4WD)
  • Tipping Made Easy, $270pp pre-paid

Accommodation & Meals

  • 7 nights in good quality hotels (3-4 star)
  • 12 nights in African lodges (4 star)
  • 2 nights camping in Moremi Game Reserve (tents are basic with private outdoor bathroom facilities)
  • 21 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 17 dinners, including group welcome and farewell dinners

Tour Guides

  • English-speaking locally based national driver/guide throughout
  • English-speaking locally based guides

Porterage

  • Porterage is included where available

Entrance Fees & Permits

  • Entrance fees to all national parks and reserves are included

Sightseeing

Discover the incredible dunes and deserts of Namibia

  • Tour the Diamond Works and Old Brewery Craft Centre, a great place for souvenir shopping!
  • Visit the local Bishop Kameeta Kindergarten and day care centre.
  • Enjoy a carnivore feeding tour at Na'ankuse Lodge.
  • Travel into the heart of the vast Namib Desert en route to Sossusvlei.
  • Witness the highest dunes on earth at Sossusvlei and the amazing scenery of Dead Vlei, a white clay pan dotted with trees estimated to be around 900 years old.
  • Visit Sesriem Canyon, a geological phenomenon carved over the centuries by the Tsauchab River.
  • Enjoy a sundowner drive and watch the sun set over the vast expanses of the Namib Desert.
  • Cruise on Walvis Bay and the shallow lagoon to view the masses of birds that live here in one of the southern hemisphere's largest natural wetlands.
  • Explore Damaraland in search of the area's famous desert-adapted elephants.
  • Visit Twyfelfontein where Bushman communities engraved and painted more than 2,500 pictures some 6,000 years ago.
  • Discover the age-old Petrified Forest in Damaraland, a national monument where an accumulation of fossilised tree trunks about 280 million years old can be found.
  • Visit a typical Himba Village.
  • Game drive through Etosha National Park, one of Africa's most diverse and well known wildlife reserves.
  • Visit the San village run by the Ombili Foundation. Here 350 San people live on a farm where market crafts are made by the community.
  • Enjoy a sundowner cruise on the Kavango River and observe the local wildlife in the evening light.
  • Travel through the Caprivi Strip and cruise along the Kavango River with a sundowner.
  • Explore Mahango National Park on morning and afternoon game drives.

Breathtaking Botswana

  • Explore the magnificent Okavango Delta, the largest inland delta on earth, and view the giant Mopane forests and the Kwai floodplains.
  • Experience game drives in world-renowned Moremi Game Reserve and camp out for 2 nights in the heart of the reserve.
  • Take a scenic flight over the incredible Okavango Delta and enjoy breathtaking views of the expanded waterways, white claypans and palm-lined lagoons.
  • Travel to the stunning Makgadikgadi Pans, one of the largest salt flats in the world, offering spectacular scenery during the wet and dry seasons.
  • Game drive through Chobe National Park in search of wildlife, including the majestic elephants the park is famous for.
  • Enjoy a river safari on the Chobe River observing life along the riverbanks.

The smoke that thunders

  • Spend 2 nights at amazing Victoria Falls with plenty of free time to relax and explore the local surrounds.
  • Take a sundowner cruise along the Zambezi River.
  • Enjoy a guided excursion of the Falls including all 16 view points to see this natural phenomenon.
  • Experience a traditional Boma Dinner, complete with dancing, singing and drumming!
Tour Provider Bunnik Tours
Number of Days
24
Price From
AUD $15,495
Start Location
End Location
Age Range
Avg. 50+
Group Size
4 to 12
Tour Style
Comfort
Tour Themes
Slow paced
Physical Rating
Moderate
Incudes Flights
Yes
Tour departure dates
StartEndAvailabilityPrice
11 Apr 201904 May 2019AvailableAUD $14,375
25 Apr 201918 May 2019AvailableAUD $14,375
09 May 201901 Jun 2019AvailableAUD $14,375
23 May 201915 Jun 2019AvailableAUD $14,375
06 Jun 201929 Jun 2019AvailableAUD $14,375
20 Jun 201913 Jul 2019AvailableAUD $14,375
04 Jul 201927 Jul 2019AvailableAUD $14,875
18 Jul 201910 Aug 2019AvailableAUD $14,875
01 Aug 201924 Aug 2019Guaranteed DepartureAUD $14,875
15 Aug 201907 Sep 2019AvailableAUD $14,875
29 Aug 201921 Sep 2019AvailableAUD $14,875
12 Sep 201905 Oct 2019AvailableAUD $14,875
26 Sep 201919 Oct 2019AvailableAUD $14,875
10 Oct 201902 Nov 2019AvailableAUD $14,875
24 Oct 201916 Nov 2019AvailableAUD $14,875
07 Nov 201930 Nov 2019AvailableAUD $14,375
21 Nov 201914 Dec 2019AvailableAUD $14,375
27 Feb 202021 Mar 2020AvailableAUD $14,375
12 Mar 202004 Apr 2020AvailableAUD $14,375
26 Mar 202018 Apr 2020AvailableAUD $14,375
ItineraryExpand
Namibia, Botswana & Victoria Falls 2019/20

Abbreviation: [B,L,D] Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 1. Depart Australia
Day 2. Arrive Windhk

Welcome to diverse Namibia! Enjoy a group welcome dinner this evening. [D]

Day 3. Windhk

Today we'll take a city tour of the capital, including a visit to the Old Brewery Craft Centre - a great place for souvenirs! [B]

Special Experience: This afternoon we'll visit Na'ankuse Lodge for a carnivore feeding tour.

Day 4. Windhk - Sossusvlei

We travel west through the vast Namib Desert to Sossusvlei. [B,D]

Day 5. Sossusvlei

An incredible day! As the sun rises we'll travel to the highest dunes on earth at Sossusvlei and Dead Vlei, and visit Sesriem Canyon.

Enjoy a walk through the dunes, past white claypan trees estimated to be around 900 years old.

We'll then take an evening sundowner drive to view the local flora and fauna and enjoy a spectacular sunset. [B,D]

Day 6. Sossusvlei - Swakopmund

This morning we make our way to Swakopmund, a German colonial town on the west African coast. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure or take an optional scenic flight over the Swakopmund coastline. [B]

Day 7. Swakopmund

Special Experience: Indulge in fresh local oysters and snacks on a scenic cruise of Walvis Bay, searching for dolphins, seals and pelicans. [B,L]

Day 8. Swakopmund - Damaraland

We head north to Damaraland via Brandberg, Namibia's highest mountain. Later this afternoon we'll head out in search of the area's famous desert-adapted elephants. [B,D]

Day 9. Damaraland - Etosha National Park

This morning we visit the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Twyfelfontein, where we see the rock art on a Zieben Plate walk.

Next we'll visit the Petrified Forest and a typical Himba village on our way to Etosha National Park, one of Africa's most diverse wildlife reserves. [B,D]

Day 10. Etosha National Park

We continue our journey to the other side of Etosha National Park by 4WD safari vehicle, heading eastward towards Botswana's Okavango Delta. The fascinating landscapes and wide variety of wildlife will offer a great day of game and scenery viewing. [B,D]

Day 11. Etosha National Park

Our day is devoted to viewing the abundant array of wildlife found in the park on morning and late-afternoon game drives. [B,D]

Day 12. Etosha National Park - Kavango Region

We travel north to the Kavango region.

Special Experience: Visit a San village run by the Ombili Foundation. Here 350 San people live on a farm where market crafts are made by the community.

As the sun begins to set, we'll cruise the Kavango River, observing daily life over sundowners. [B,D]

Day 13. Kavango region - Caprivi Strip

We venture deep into the Divindu region. Its three distinct habitats make it a haven for wildlife. This afternoon we'll enjoy a cruise and sundowner on the Kavango River. [B,D]

Day 14. Caprivi Strip

An early start for wildlife spotting on a morning game drive. We'll then return to the lodge for lunch and time to relax. [B,D]

Day 15. Caprivi Strip - Maun

We cross the border and travel to the southern edge of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Okavango Delta, the largest inland delta on earth. [B,D]

Day 16. Maun - Moremi Game Reserve

We venture into the heart of the delta to Moremi Game Reserve. For the next two nights, we'll camp out in the reserve and experience the real Africa. [B,L,D]

Day 17. Moremi Game Reserve

Moremi is one of Africa's most beautiful reserves and boasts one of the world's most rich and diverse ecosystems. Today we'll spot the plentiful fauna on morning and afternoon game drives and a motorboat cruise through the lagoons of the delta. [B,L,D]

Day 18. Moremi Game Reserve - Nata

Special Experience: Take a scenic flight over the incredible Okavango Delta. During the short flight to Maun, enjoy breathtaking views of the delta's expanded waterways, white claypans and palm-lined lagoons.

Our afternoon is at leisure. [B,D]

Day 19. Nata - Chobe

This morning we explore the fascinating Makgadikgadi Pans before travelling to Chobe, one of the largest parks in Botswana and home to the greatest concentration of elephants on earth! [B,D]

Day 20. Chobe National Park

We explore Chobe National Park on a morning game drive and an afternoon river safari along the Chobe River, with time to relax in between. [B,D]

Day 21. Chobe - Victoria Falls

We cross the border and travel to Victoria Falls, the world's largest waterfall. Tonight we'll relax on a sunset cruise of the Zambezi River. [B]

Day 22. Victoria Falls

A morning guided walk takes us through lush rainforest to the spectacular thundering falls. Explore the trails and take in the amazing view from the 16 viewing points! [B,D]

Special Experience: Enjoy a boma dinner, with traditional dancing and drumming, our farewell to Africa.

Day 23. Victoria Falls

Today we begin our journey home. [B]

Day 24. Arrive Australia