15-day Namibia and Zambezi

Namibia is a photographers dream of stunning landscapes with a side of wildlife and culture.  On this accommodated tour you start in Livingstone, Zambia, travelling west through the “Caprivi”, a narrow strip of land sandwiched between Botswana, Zambia and Angola.  Travelling south from the Caprivi you visit Etosha National Park, the scenery of Damaraland, and the stunning red dunes of the Namib Desert.

DEPARTS: LIVINGSTONE on Sunday at 14:00pm
ENDS: WINDHOEK on Sunday at +/-08:00

Highlights
* Victoria Falls – A natural wonder of the world & optional adventure activities
* Caprivi – Game drives & boat cruise
* Etosha NP – game viewing
* Damaraland– rock paintings
* Swakopmund – optional activities i.e.dune boarding & quad biking
* Namib Desert – walk Sossusvlei dunes

A variety filled journey covering the must-see highlights of Namibia including the Zambezi region at an affordable price. Accommodation is comfortable, often in stunning locations. Zambia’s yellow fever status has been amended and as such travel to and from Livingstone does not require a certificate. In addition, the KAZA Uni-Visa between Zimbabwe and Zambia makes travel between both sides of the Falls easy.

The same itinerary is offered as a camping option, see page 42.

NBa21 Livingstone to Livingstone is the full circular route.
NBa15 Livingstone to Windhoek offers northern Namibia with a Victoria Falls start.

Overnight: 14 nights on safari at small lodges (including tented lodges), with en suite facilities.

Meals: 14 breakfasts, 11 lunches & 8 dinners included. Of which 7 breakfasts are provided by the lodges. The remaining included meals are provided by Sunway crew and meals will be enjoyed around the campfire at the truck.

Transport: for the majority of this safari you travel in custom-built Sunway Safari trucks with 12 forward facing seats. On 5% of tours we may use Mercedes Sprinter minibuses with 12 forward facing seats and air conditioning. There are some long distances to cover and a few early morning starts.

Limited participation: an essential part of your safari is some participation. From carrying your own bag to packing the truck in the morning – it’s all part of your adventure. Where the tour leaders provide meals, we ask that clients help (on rotation) with the washing up.

Highlights

  • Windhoek
  • Brandberg
  • Divundu
  • Etosha South
  • Kwando River
  • Rundu
  • Sesriem
  • Livingstone, Zambia
  • Swakopmund
  • Zambia
  • Namibia

Tour Summary

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Full Day by Day Itinerary

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Day 1 – 2 : Livingstone, Zambia

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(B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
Tour departure meeting at 14:00pm. Victoria Falls is one of the natural wonders of the world and we take 2 days to explore this area.   Adventure activities abound, white water rafting on the mighty Zambezi, or an 111m bungi jump (own expense).

Day 1: Breakfast is not included
Day 1: Lunch is an own expense meal
Day 1: Dinner will be an own expense meal at a local restaurant

Day 2: Breakfast provide by the lodge
Day 2: Lunch is an own expense meal
Day 2: Dinner will be an own expense meal at a local restaurant

Includes:                    Entrance to see the Victoria Falls
Overnight:                  Victoria Falls Waterfront – Twin share Adventure Village chalet with en-suite facilities. Swimming pool, bar, restaurant, telephone. (Or Maramba Lodge, twin share chalet with en-suite facilities)  Internet café
Distance/time:          N/A
Optional Activities:    White water rafting, sunset cruises, scenic flights & many more

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Day 3 : Kwando River

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Crossing out of Zambia into the Caprivi strip, we spend two days travelling west through this game rich area. We’ll explore the Kwando River by boat and a game drive into the Mahango Game Reserve.

Day 3: Breakfast provided by the lodge
Day 3: Lunch provided by the tour leaders with the help of the group
Day 3: Dinner provided by the tour leaders with the help of the group

Includes:                    Entrance fees & game drives
Overnight:                  Camp Kwando – twin share permanent tents with en-suite facilities. Swimming pool, bar, restaurant, telephone. WiFi not available.
Distance/time:          Day 3: 300km, ± 4 hours, excluding stops for sightseeing & lunch

 

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Day 4 : Divundu

[chalet BLD]
Crossing out of Zambia into the Caprivi strip, we spend two days travelling west through this game rich area. We’ll explore the Kwando River by boat and a game drive into the Mahango Game Reserve.

Day 4: Breakfast will be provided by the lodge
Day 4: Lunch provided by the tour leaders with the help of the group
Day 4: Dinner provided by the tour leaders with the help of the group

Includes:                    Entrance fees & game drives
Overnight:                 Ngepi Camp – twin share tree houses with en-suite facilities. Swimming cage in the river, bar & restaurant.  WiFi free in main building
Distance/time:          Day 4: 200km, ± 3 hours, excluding stops for sightseeing

 

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Day 5 : Rundu

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After a morning enjoying the abundant birdlife that surrounds the camp, our road takes us along the Kavango River. Villages of grass huts and local wooden crafts and carvings a common sight. We stop for the night at our riverside lodge in Rundu and enjoy a spectacular sunset.

Day 5: Breakfast provide by the tour leaders with the help of the group
Day 5: Lunch provided by the tour leaders with the help of the group
Day 5: Dinner will be an own expense meal provided by the lodge

Includes:                    N/A
Overnight:                  Inkwazi Lodge twin permanent chalets with en-suite facilities, Swimming pool, bar & restaurant. WiFi not available
Distance/time:          210kms, ± 3 hours, excluding stops for sightseeing & lunch

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Day 6 – 8 : Etosha South

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We head deeper into Namibia to the Etosha National Park. The National Park surrounds the Etosha Pan, and is locally named “the great white place of dry water”. Waterholes surround the pan and attract game. Etosha is known for great sightings of elephant, antelope and lions. Our lodge lies on the boundary of the park and we spend our mornings and afternoons on game drives.

Day 6: Breakfast will be provided by the lodge
Day 6: Lunch provided by the tour leaders with the help of the group
Day 6: Dinner provided by the tour leaders with the help of the group

Day 7, 8: Breakfast provide by the tour leaders with the help of the group
Day 7, 8: Lunch provided by the tour leaders with the help of the group
Day 7, 8: Dinner provided by the tour leaders with the help of the group

Includes:                    Entrance fees to Etosha National Park, 2 x full day game drive in Etosha NP
Overnight:                  Tarentaal Guest Farm – private working farm outside Etosha National Park. Twin rooms with en-suite facilities. Swimming pool, bar & telephone. (35km/25min from Anderson Gate to Etosha).  WiFi not available
Distance/time:          720kms, ± 9 hours excluding stops for sightseeing & lunch + 2 x full day game drive in Etosha NP

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Day 9 : Brandberg

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Our journey covers some beautiful desert landscapes as we move south towards the Brandberg Mountain. Our lodge is situated in the dry Ugab River which is home to the rare desert elephants. We visit the petrified forest, and take a walk with a local guide to view the famous White Lady rock painting in the area.

Day 9: Breakfast provide by the tour leaders with the help of the group
Day 9: Lunch provided by the tour leaders with the help of the group
Day 9: Dinner provided by the tour leaders with the help of the group

Includes:                    Entrance to petrified forest and San Rock Art
Overnight:                 Brandberg White Lady Lodge – twin share chalets with en-suite facilities, bar, restaurant & swimming pool. WiFi not available
Distance/time:          430km, ± 6 hours, excluding stops for sightseeing

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Day 10 – 11 : Swakopmund

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We cross flat open plains to the coast where we visit the Cape Cross seal colony. Further south is the coastal town of Swakopmund where we have a day free to explore the town or try sea kayaking or dune boarding (own expense). German colonial influences are strong in the town of Swakopmund as reflected in the restaurant menus and the architecture.

Day 10: Breakfast provide by the tour leaders with the help of the group
Day 10: Lunch provided by the tour leaders with the help of the group
Day 10: Dinner will be an own expense meal at a local restaurant

Day 11: Breakfast will be provided by the hotel
Day 11: Lunch will be an own expense meal
Day 11: Dinner will be an own expense meal at a local restaurant

Includes:                    Entrance to Cape Cross seal colony
Overnight:                 Hotel Pension a la Mer - twin share standard rooms with en suite facilities. Telephone & restaurant.  WiFi in main building
Distance/time:          250km, ± 3½ hours, excluding stops for sightseeing
Optional Activities:    Sand boarding, Skydiving, Ocean canoe safari, Scenic flights & many more

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Day 12 – 13 : Sesriem

[permanent tent BLD]
The lunar landscapes surround the town of Swakopmund and we visit these as we leave and head into the Namib Desert with its towering red sand dunes. We will walk to Sossusvlei, explore Sesriem Canyon and from the comfort of our lodge outside the national park watch a dramatic sunset over the world’s highest sand dunes.

Day 12: Breakfast will be provided by the hotel
Day 12: Lunch provided by the tour leaders with the help of the group
Day 12: Dinner provided by the tour leaders with the help of the group

Day 13: Breakfast provided by the tour leaders with the help of the group
Day 13: Lunch provided by the tour leaders with the help of the group
Day 13: Dinner provided by the tour leaders with the help of the group

Includes:                    Entrance fees to Sesriem Canyon and Naukluft National Park
Overnight:                 Namib Desert, Desert Camp – twin share permanent tents with en suite facilities. Restaurant, swimming pool & bar.  WiFi not available
Distance/time:          350kms, ± 5 hours excluding stops for sightseeing
Optional Activities:    On arrival at Sossusvlei the guide will walk with the group into Sossusvlei (+/- 3.5km).  For those clients who do not want to walk, there are 4WD vehicles that can drive you in.  The 4WD, is an own expense (+/- N$85 each way) and is optional.

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Day 14 : Windhoek

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Windhoek is the capital and largest city in Namibia, its charm lies in its harmonious blend of African and European cultures and the friendliness of its people and an interesting mix of modern and German colonial era influenced architecture.  We explore the city and enjoy a restaurant meal (own expense).

Day 14: Breakfast provide by the tour leaders with the help of the group
Day 14: Lunch provided by the tour leaders with the help of the group
Day 14: Dinner will be an own expense meal at a local restaurant

Includes:                    N/A
Overnight:                 Klein Windhoek Guest House – twin rooms with en-suite facilities, swimming pool, restaurant & bar.  WiFi available
Distance/time:          345km, ± 4½ hours, excluding stops for sightseeing & lunch

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Day 15 : Departure

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Tour ends after breakfast in the town of Windhoek. Transfers to Windhoek Airport available on request. Please contact the Sunway office at the time of booking to book your transfer.

Day 15: Breakfast will be provided by the guest house

Included

Accommodation as per itinerary
Meals as per itinerary
Transport
Professional guides

Excluded

International flights
Pre / Post tour accommodation
Airport transfers
Travel insurance
Visas
Vaccinations
Gratuities
Optional activities