Classic Namibia

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Duration

17 day tour – This tour runs the whole year, just give us your dates and we will make it happen.

Price

€3150 per person sharing
€320 extra for your own room

Highlights

Victoria Falls, Caprivi Strip, Etosha National Park, Brandberg Mountain, Swakopmund, Namib Desert, Windhoek

Group sizes

Min - 1 per group
Max - 12 per group

Pick up & Drop off

Pick up: Livingstone Int Airport - Zambia
Drop off: Windhoek Int Airport - Namibia

Physical Rating 3/5

On this tour we will be doing some game walks.

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Itinerary

Day 1 Livingstone:
On the first day of our adventure you will be picked up at the Livingstone airport and you will be taken to our accommodation which lies next to the mighty Zambezi river. After settling into your room you will be briefed by your guide about the itinerary.

She/he will also be able to answer all of your questions. Afterwards, you will be shown a dvd with all the optional activities that you can do the following day (day 2 of the tour). We will then head towards the Victoria Falls where we will enjoy a walk through at the edge of the Mosi oa Tunia ‘’Smoke that Thunders’’, a World Heritage site.

Driving distance: N/A
Dinner: Own expense
Included activities:  Visit of Victoria Falls, Zambian side only
Optional activities: N/A

Day 2 Livingstone:
This is a free day for everyone. Enjoy spending your day by doing your optional activities or simply by relaxing next to the pool of the lodge admiring the mighty Zambezi.

Driving distance: N/A
Breakfast: Included
Lunch: Own expense
Dinner: Own expense
Included activities: N/A
Optional activities: Check SAFPAR activities sheet

Day 3 Caprivi Strip:
On this day we make our way into Namibia where we will be spending the next 4 days discovering what the Caprivi Strip has to offer. Our first stop will be next to the shores of Kwando river where we will get to enjoy an afternoon boat cruise, hoping to see some of wildlife that lives in the area, it is a nice time to relax and enjoy the sunset.

Driving distance: 350 km
Breakfast: Included
Lunch: Included
Dinner: Included
Included activities: Afternoon boat cruise
Optional activities: N/A

Days 4 – 5 Caprivi Strip:
We continue our journey towards the Kavango area. Our lodge for the next two nights lies next to the Kavango River which is the name given to the Okavango River on the Namibian side. We will spend our next two days doing game drives in the Mahango Game Reserve, the afternoon a sundowner boat cruise on the Kavango waters where your experience guide will highlight the magnificent wildlife that is in the area and offer you a fantastic birding opportunity.

Driving distance: 230 km
Breakfast: Included
Lunch: Included
Dinner: Included
Included activities: Afternoon and Morning Game Drives on 4×4, Sundowner Boat Cruise
Optional activities: N/A

Day 6 Rundu:
On this day we continue towards our last stop in the Caprivi area, the town of Rundu. Our accommodation for one night will be facing the border of Angola which is separated by the Kavango River. After settling into our lodge, we will do a cultural tour where we will get to visit one of the villages of the area so that we can get in touch with the traditional people and learn more about their culture and way of living.

Driving distance: 240 km
Breakfast: Included
Lunch: Included
Dinner: Included
Included activities: Village walk
Optional activities: N/A

Day 7 – 8 – 9 Etosha National Park:
We now start entering into one of the driest parts of Namibia, where our first stop will be at the Hobas Meteorite, the largest intact meteorite on earth which its impact is thought to have occurred more than 80,000 years ago and it is estimated to weigh 60 tons.

We then continue towards the largest park of Namibia, the Etosha National Park. In the language of the Ovambo tribe, Etosha means ‘great white place’, with its dry pan that’s 130 km’s long and up to 50km’s wide in places, it is comfortably the largest salt pan in Africa and is the park’s most distinctive and dramatic feature, visible even from space.


We will be spending our days doing game drives, finding the best wildlife sighting and watching the most dramatic sunsets.

Driving distance: 430 km
Breakfast: Included
Lunch: Own expense on days 7, 8 and 9
Dinner: Own expense on days 7, 8 and 9
Included activities: Afternoon and Morning Game Drives
Optional activities: Night drives on days 8 and 9 of the tour

Day 10 Kamanjab:
We leave the ‘great white place’ to go towards the Kunene region, home to the Himba ethnic group. After settling into our camp we will get the opportunity to go to a Himba village with a local guide and learn from this beautiful ethnic group that has been surviving against modern society for centuries.

Driving distance: 200 km
Breakfast: Included
Lunch: Included
Dinner: Included
Included activities: Himba village visit
Optional activities: N/A

Day 11 Brandberg:
We leave the Kunene region to go more deep into this vast dry land. We will visit the famous rock engravings in Twyfelfointein, one of Namibia’s World Heritage sites, done by the san people roughly 2000 years ago. We then continue towards the Brandberg Mountain, meaning the mountain of fire, which it’s the highest mountain of country, with its highest point, the Königstein at 2,573 m.

Our accommodation for one night will be at the edge of this majestic mountain, in the region of Damaraland, home to the elusive desert elephants. If we are lucky we might see them roaming free along the dry Ugab River bed near our lodge. You will have the afternoon to relax. Enjoy the pool with the amazing view towards the mountain of fire, and enjoy a breath taking sunset before dinner.

Driving distance: 270 km
Breakfast: Included
Lunch: Included
Dinner: Included
Included activities: Twyfelfointein engravings,
Optional activities: N/A

Days 12 – 13 Swakopmund:
An early start await us as we will embark into a 5km walk to go and the see the ‘White Lady’ rock painting in the Brandberg mountain. Then we will continue to the Atlantic shores to make a stop at Cape Cross, where we can find one of the biggest seal colonies of Namibia in the Skeleton Coast, before heading towards the adventure capital of the country, Swakopmund.

Upon arrival we will do an orientation tour of the small city and then take you to one of the adventure centers where you will be able to book your optional activities for the following day. Enjoy the rest of the afternoon by talking a walk in town before going to a restaurant for dinner.

Day 13 is a free day for activities or to relax. Note that lunch and dinner are at own expense

Driving distance: 370 km
Breakfast: Included
Lunch: Own expense on day 12 and 13
Dinner: Own expenses on day 12 and 13
Included activities: White lady walk, Cape Cross seal colony
Optional activities: Check DESERT EXPLORERS activity sheet

Day 14 – 15 Namib desert:
We leave the Atlantic shores to go deep into the soul of Namibia, the Namib Desert. The oldest desert in the world and home to the most magnificent dunes in Africa. We will take the time to explore this area on our second day where we will first climb the famous Dune 45 and watch the sunrise, followed by a walk between the trees of the famous Deathvlei and admire the biggest dune of the Namib desert Big Daddy, ending our adventure at the Sesriem Canyon.

You will have the option to do a scenic flight over the desert on our day of arrival. On day 16 you will have also the opportunity to do the Air Balloon ride as an optional activity.

Driving distance: 350 km
Breakfast: Included
Lunch: Included
Dinner: Included
Included activities: Dune 45, Sossusvlei and Deadvlei
Optional activities: Scenic flight over the dunes, Air balloon ride

Day 16 Windhoek:
Today we leave the eastern coastline to go back to the capital of the country. We will have lunch in town and we will visit the Omba Art center where you will be able to appreciate the local hand work of many communities in Namibia. Buying local products helps to provide and sustain for these Namibian communities.

We will then check into our guesthouse where you will have time to relax before going out for dinner and enjoying our last meal as a group. Tour ends after dinner.

Driving distance: 320 km
Breakfast: Included
Lunch: Own expense
Dinner: Own expense
Included activities: N/A
Optional activities: Hot air balloon ride

Day 17 end:
On day 17 your guide will be taking the group to the airport of Windhoek Hosea Kutako Int.

Driving distance: 35 km

Included & Not Included

Tour include:
3 – 4 Star accommodation
Meals shown on itinerary
All activities shown on the itinerary
All entry fees to the parks
Vehicle, toll gates and fuel
Professional guide/driver
Pick up and drop off at airport/hotel
Flights shown on the itinerary

Tour don’t include:
International flights
Some own expense meals
Entry visas for Botswana and Zimbabwe
Optional activities
Souvenirs
Gratuities
Drinks
Travel insurance
Airport taxes

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