Windhoek to Victoria Falls (15 Days)

FROM US$2,838.00
Deserts, Rivers & Wildlife Adventure

12 November 2016


• Walk giant dunes of Sossusvlei & Namib Desert
• Optional activities in Swakopmund
• Visit to a traditional Himba village
• Game drives in Etosha National Park
• The Okavango & Kwando Rivers
• Sunset game viewing cruise on the Chobe River
• 2 nights in Victoria Falls

Departure Dates

G = Guaranteed  •  NG = Not Guaranteed   FB = Fully booked
Tour Code Start Date End Date Seats Available Tour Status
WTK11N  12 November 2016 26 November 2016 5 G
WTK12S  27 November 2016 11 December 2016 12 G
WTK1N  21 January 2017 04 February 2017 12 G
WTK2S  05 February 2017 19 February 2017 14 G
WTK3N  18 March 2017 01 April 2017 16 NG
WTK4S  02 April 2017 16 April 2017 14 G
WTK5N  13 May 2017 27 May 2017 12 G
WTK6S  28 May 2017 11 June 2017 16 NG
WTK7N  15 July 2017 29 May 2017 14 G
WTK7NA  22 July 2017 05 August 2017 15 G
WTK8S  30 July 2017 13 August 2017 16 NG
WTK8SA  06 August 2017 20 August 2017 14 G
WTK9N  09 September 2017 23 September 2017 13 G
WTK9NA  16 September 2017 30 September 2017 16 NG
WTK10S  24 September 2017 08 October 2017 16 NG
WTK10SA  01 October 2017 15 October 2017 5 G
WTK11N  28 October 2017 11 November 2017 16 NG
WTK11S  12 November 2017 26 November 2017 16 NG

Your Quick Tour Summary:

A modified version of our bigger TransKalahari Adventure, this tour offers an abundance of scenic, wildlife and cultural attractions. Walk the highest sand dunes in the world in the Namib Desert; see the wild animals of Etosha National Park; meet the ancient Himba tribe and relax along the Okavango, Kwando and Chobe Rivers ending with the unforgettable sight of Victoria Falls - experience this exciting route in Overlanding style with Kiboko!

Accommodation: 14 nights lodge, chalet and boutique hotel all with en-suite facilities.

Meals: Breakfast included throughout, 9 dinners included, lunches at own expense.

Group Size: 4-16 participants.

Pre / Post Accommodation & Transfers: May be pre-booked for Windhoek & Victoria Falls.

Important: This tour is recommended for participants in good health looking for an adventurous holiday.

On arrival, the afternoon in Windhoek is yours to explore the capital city of Namibia. Overnight Safari Court (or similar accommodation).
 (Accommodated - dinner own account)

Clients are met at 10h00 in the hotel reception area for transfer to Sesriem. Our journey takes us south through ever-changing scenery to our accommodation located on the edge of the Namib Desert, considered to be one of the world's oldest deserts. The following morning sees an early departure for the dune belt as the sun rises. The magical atmosphere and changing colours allow for amazing photo opportunities. We enjoy a 5km walk to Sossusvlei and Deadvlei. "Sossusvlei" roughly means "dead end marsh"! It is a drainage basin for the ephemeral Tsauchab River and holds rainwater to form a lake due to the high clay content of the ground. Deadvlei nearby clay used to be an oasis. Now it is punctuated by dead black acacia trees in vivid contrast to the shiny white of the salty floor of the pan and intense orange of the dunes. This creates a fascinating even surrealistic landscape that has appears in numerous films and adverts. We enjoy a short hike through the Sesriem Canyon in the afternoon, a natural canyon carved by the Tsauchab rivier up to 30 meters deep. A portion of the canyon permanently contains water sustaining many animals. Overnight Desert Camp (or similar accommodation). (Accommodated - B & D)
Today we travel through the Kuiseb canyon, site of a book by Henno Martin, "The Sheltering Desert", before we stop at Walvis Bay to view the flamingos (seasonal). The Walvis Bay wetlands - the lagoon, mudflats and shoreline - constitute the single most important coastal wetland in southern Africa for migratory birds. The wetland is a crucial dry-season drought refuge for migrating species like Flamingos, Plover, Grebe and African Black Oystercatchers. We arrive in Swakopmund, a historic beach town with a strong German influence and a sizable German-speaking population. Founded in 1892, as the main harbour for German South-West Africa, Swakopmund is at the mouth of the Swakop River. We spend the afternoon and following day exploring this fascinating colonial town. There are numerous optional excursions (at own expense). Activities available include hot air ballooning or scenic flights over the vast Namib Desert. Overnight at The Delight. (or similar accommodation) (Accommodated - B)

We leave the coast behind and drive inland through Damaraland in the north-central part of Namibia inhabited by the Damara people who make up 8.5% of Namibia's population. The Damara are linked to southwestern Africa's hunter-gatherers. The region is vast with rugged terrain and mountain ranges interspersed with wide gravel plains, sandy, vegetated riverbeds and hot, dry valleys. Lookout for smaller desert-adapted elephants found predominantly in the Kaokaland and Damaraland regions. The Desert Elephant is a protected species. Consider yourself lucky to see the elusive desert elephant or desert rhino. These animals were heavily poached in the 1980s and numbers have drastically diminished.
Our lodge is located on top of a mountain with spectacular views. Spend the afternoon relaxing by the pool and taking in this incredible setting. Overnight at Ugab Terrace Lodge (or similar accommodation).
 (Accommodated - B & D)

We visit the Himba tribe in the morning. They are semi-nomadic tribe and live in scattered settlements throughout the region. Himba women are known for beauty, intricate hairstyles and traditional dress. The Himba of northern Namibia only amount to about 20,000 to 50,000 people in the Kunene region (formerly Kaokoland). They are a pastoral people, closely related to the Herero, and speak Otjihimba, a dialect of the Herero language. We encounter daily life in a Himba village and discover why they rub red ochre on their skin. We encourage respect for their traditions. Next we proceed to Etosha National Park for our first game drive then relax by the floodlit waterhole in the evening. Overnight at Halali Restcamp inside Etosha National Park (or similar accommodation)
 (Accommodated - B & D)

Etosha was established in 1907 when Namibia was still a German colony known as South West Africa. The park's original 100,000 km² made it the largest game reserve in the world but political issues have reduced it to less than a quarter of its original area. But it remains one of the most important game sanctuaries in Africa with thousands of wild animals such as blue wildebeest, springbok, zebra, kudu, giraffe, cheetah, leopard, lion and elephant. We game drive and stay overnight at Namutoni Restcamp inside the Etosha National Park.
 (or similar accommodation)
(Accommodated - B & D)


We depart Etosha and enter the Caprivi Strip where we spend the night set amongst the lush vegetation overlooking the Okavango River and Angola. An optional afternoon boat cruise on the river is available (own account). Overnight Hakusembe River Lodge (or similar accommodation). (Accommodated - B & D)

We continue through the to the Eastern side of the Caprivi Strip and arrive at our lodge overlooking the flood plains of the Kwando River. A lush area teeming with wildlife and birdlife offers a great opportunity for a late afternoon game drive (own account). Overnight Namushasha River Lodge (or similar accommodation). (Accommodated - B & D)
Crossing into Botswana via the Chobe National Park, we overnight on the banks of the Chobe River. Chobe is famous for its beautiful scenery, sunsets and abundance of wildlife. The National Park has one of the largest concentrations of game in Africa. Where the Chobe river flows into the Zambezi River the two rivers form the borders between Namibia, Botswana, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Making it one of the few places in the world where 4 nations border each other. We relax on a sunset game-viewing cruise down the Chobe River. An optional morning game drive is available (at own expense). Overnight Chobe Safari Lodge (or similar accommodation). (Accommodated - B & D)

Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park (otherwise known as Victoria Falls) is a UNESCO world heritage site. The Park covers 66 km2 from the Songwe Gorge below the falls in a northwest arc along 20 km of the Zambian riverbank. Both Zambia and Zimbabwe share the magnificent falls. Nothing compares to seeing the awesome power of 'The Smoke that thunders" for the first time. View the Falls 'up close and personal' traversing the many walkways in and around the rain forest. Be sure to wear a raincoat in the wet season, as the spray will leave you thoroughly drenched! Victoria Falls is the "adventure capital" of Southern Africa so there are many optional activities from Elephant back safaris to game drives in the nearby national park, scenic micro light or helicopter flights, or for the more adventurous, white water rafting and bungee jumping. Victoria Falls also has many markets to browse for African curios. Overnight stay at A'Zambezi River Lodge (or similar accommodation). 

(Accommodated - B)

Tour ends after breakfast.
 (Accommodated - B)

This itinerary will depend on local conditions.


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