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Deserts, Rivers and Wildlife

  • 14 Days
  • Max. 16 Adults
  • 2024 & 2025

Enjoy the deserts and dunes in Namibia, marvel at the scenic vistas of the Okavango Delta in Botswana and view the spectacular sight of Victoria Falls, one of the world’s seven natural wonders on this Overland Lodge Safari. Walk the highest sand dunes in the world in the Namib Desert; explore the Okavango Delta by mokoro, boat tour and nature walks; see the wild animals of Etosha National Park; relax along the Kubango and Chobe Rivers ending with the unforgettable sight of Victoria Falls – experience this exciting route in overlanding style.

This tour also runs in reverse order.

Departure & Return Location

Windhoek, Namibia (Google Map)

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe (Google Map)

Departures: Windhoek to Victoria Falls

06 Jul 2024 / 31 Aug 2024 /28 Sep 2024 / 01 Nov 2024 / 20 Dec 2024
14 Feb 2025 / 11 Apr 2025 / 18 Apr 2025 / 30 May 2025 / 13 Jun 2025 / 05 Jul 2025 / 02 Aug 2025 / 09 Aug 2025 / 30 Aug 2025 / 06 Sep 2025 / 27 Sep 2025 / 28 Nov 2025

Departures: Victoria Falls to Windhoek

20 Jul 2024 / 17 Aug 2024 / 16 Nov 2024
04 Jan 2025 / 01 Mar 2025 / 26 Apr 2025 / 03 May 2025 / 14 Jun 2025 / 19 Jul 2025 / 16 Aug 2025 / 23 Aug 2025 / 13 Sep 2025 / 20 Sep 2025 / 11 Oct 2025 / 08 Nov 2025 / 14 Dec 2025

Price Includes

  • Arrival & departure transfers
  • Overland vehicle transportation
  • Guide/driver for the tour
  • 13 nights lodge, chalet and small hotel with ensuite facilities
  • Meals as per itinerary
  • Sightseeing & selected activities

Price Excludes

  • Local payment: ZAR2500 (AU$215) This is payable direct to the guide in the foreign currency stated
  • All items of a personal nature
  • All meals not specified in the inclusions
  • All drinks and gratuities
  • International airfares and travel insurance
  • Airport tax and visa fees


  • The Africa Safari Co. Cap
  • The Africa Safari Co. Backpack
  • Travel Kit and documentation
Deserts, Rivers and Wildlife Itinerary

Day 1Windhoek

The afternoon in Windhoek is free to explore the capital city of Namibia.
Overnight Arebbusch Lodge(or similar)
(Accommodated – dinner own account)

Days 2 / 3Sesriem

Our journey takes us north through ever changing scenery to our accommodation located on the edge of the Namib Desert. The following morning is an early departure for Sossusvlei, stopping in the dune belt to witness the changing colours of the world’s highest sand dunes. We undertake a 5km walk to Sossusvlei and Deadvlei. In the afternoon we enjoy a short hike through the Sesriem Canyon.
Overnight Desert Quiver Camp (or similar)
(Accommodated – B & D)

Day 4Swakopmund

We reach the coast at Walvis Bay and enjoy lunch while viewing the many flamingos feeding. We arrive in Swakopmund and spend the afternoon and following morning exploring this German colonial town or booking one of the numerous optional excursions (own expense). Activities available include dolphin cruises or scenic flights over the vast Namib Desert.
Overnight The Delight (or similar)
(Accommodated – B. Dinners own account)

Township Tour
Dolphin cruise

Plus many more

Day 5Damaraland

Departing at lunchtime we drive inland through the Damaraland region with its vast and rugged terrain. Its mountain ranges are intercepted by wide gravel plains, which run into sandy, vegetated riverbeds and hot, dry valleys. Our lodge is located on top of a mountain with spectacular views of the surrounding area. Spend the late afternoon taking in the incredible setting.
Overnight Ugab Terrace Lodge (or similar).
(Accommodated – B & D)

Days 6 / 7Etosha National Park

Today we proceed to Etosha National Park where we enjoy our first game drive in the park in the Kiboko vehicle. This Park is one of the most important reserves and game sanctuaries in Africa with thousands of wild animals such as blue wildebeest, springbok, zebra, kudu, giraffe, cheetah, leopard, lion and elephant making this area their home. Day 7 we enjoy a full day game drive in open 4×4 vehicles from our lodge located just outside the park entrance.
Overnight Etosha Village (or similar)
(Accommodated – B & D)

Day 8Okavango River

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)
(Accommodated – B & D)

Sunset boat cruise

Days 9 / 10Okavango Delta

Continuing into the Caprivi we cross into Botswana and travel by road to our lodge on the edge of the Okavango Delta. The following day we travel by boat 30 minutes into the delta. We do mokoro & boat excursions in the back channels of the Nxamasire area of the delta. Game walks are also done on the smaller islands in the area subject to the water levels of the delta.
Overnight Swampstop chalets.

(Accommodated – Day 9 B & D / Day 10 B, L, D)

Okavango Delta scenic helicopter flights for 30 mins

Days 11 / 12Chobe River

Travel through the Caprivi Strip in Namibia and cross back into Botswana via the Chobe National Park, we overnight on the banks of the Chobe River. Chobe is famous for its beautiful scenery, magnificent sunsets and abundance of wildlife and birdlife. Day 12 we relax on a morning game drive & a sunset game-viewing cruise on the Chobe River.
Overnight Chobe Safari Lodge (or similar)
(Accommodated – B & D)

Day 13Victoria Falls

We travel across the Zimbabwean border to Victoria Falls – without doubt one of the greatest and most spectacular sights in Africa. The afternoon and following morning is spent at leisure to browse the local markets, to experience the many optional activities on offer in the adrenalin capital of Africa including helicopter flights over the Falls and to visit the Falls (own expense).
Overnight at Sprayview Hotel (or similar)
(Accommodated – B. Dinners own account)

Sunset Cruise
12-13 min helicopter flight

Plus many more

Day 14Victoria Falls

Tour ends after breakfast. (B)

Deserts, Rivers and Wildlife Map
Deserts, Rivers and Wildlife Accommodation

Arebbusch Lodge

Desert Quiver Camp

The Delight

Ugab Terrace Lodge

Etosha Village

Hakusembe River Lodge

Chobe Safari Lodge

Sprayview Hotel

Deserts, Rivers and Wildlife FAQ's

I'm a solo traveller, is there a single supplement?

Yes. Single Supplement = AUD $1,310

Which currency is most widely accepted on this tour?

– US Dollar (USD)

What is cancellation policy?

As per the terms and conditions of our Booking Form and Privacy Policy.

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