A comfort overland tour from Swakopmund to Victoria Falls. Meet the Himba tribe, view the abundant wildlife at Etosha's floodlit waterholes. Traditional tribal dancing and local craft markets. Enjoy a scenic flight into the Okavavgo delta and take a traditional canoe ride (makoro) through the watery wilderness of the Okavango. See large populations of migratory elephants while enjoying a river cruise and marvel at the splendour of the Zambezi's mighty Victoria Falls.
- Desert town of Swakopmund
- Himba Tribal Interaction
- 2 Nights safari in Etosha National Park
- Bushman Tribal Dancing
- Scenic Flight Over the Okavango Delta
- 2 Night Okavango Delta Excursion
- Makgadikgadi Salt Pans
- Chobe National Park River Cruise
- Victoria Falls National Park
What to expect ?
Clients should expect a comfort overland tour from Swakopmund to Victoria Falls. Meet the Himba tribe, view the abundant wildlife at Etosha's floodlit waterholes. Traditional tribal dancing and local craft markets. Enjoy a scenic flight into the Okavavgo delta and take a traditional canoe ride (makoro) through the watery wilderness of the Okavango. See large populations of migratory elephants while enjoying a river cruise and marvel at the splendour of the Zambezi's mighty Victoria Falls
Day 1- Overnight: Strand Hotel Swakopmund
With its extensive, unique and creatively entertaining Restaurants, Bars, Deli, Lobby-Lounge, Sea Facing Terraces, Beach Kiosk and state of the art Conference & Banqueting Center, all set on the Mole, a historic and iconic site surrounded by Ocean on three sides, the Strand Hotel Swakopmund is a social epicenter and destination in itself for all visitors to and residents of Swakopmund. Its architectural inspiration finds its roots deep in Namibian German history and reflects this in a tasteful contemporary manner. The interiors are residential in nature, and the brief to all designers involved was to create a non-hotel, hotel. One as charming and welcoming as the town it is located in. Simply very warm and comfortable, and as they say in German: “gemütlich” providing a genuine “sense-of-place” atmosphere adding to any Namibian visit. Arriving at the Strand is a dramatic experience as one passes through its 13m high and 9m wide Ocean View Atrium which travels right through the Hotel offering sea views at either end. Off this Atrium Lobby is Reception, consisting of three individual desks and an inviting open fireplace which rounds off the residential feel and warm welcome.
Day 2 - Overnight: Spitzkoppe Lodge
Spitzkoppe Lodge offers travellers the opportunity to visit the spectacular Spitzkoppe Mountains. Located between Usakos and Swakopmund, the Spitzkoppe Mountains are sometimes referred to as the “Matterhorn of Namibia”. This new lodge will offer walkers, stargazers and geologists access to this remote and less often visited part of Namibia. It will is made up of 15 en-suite chalets, each with stunning views over the surrounding gravel plains, the inselbergs of the Spitzkoppe and the Brandberg massive in the distance. The main areas include a lounge, indoor and outdoor dining areas, a pool, sundowner deck and bar, from which they say makes the most of the stunning views. Spitzkoppe Lodge offers guests the opportunity to explore the area on foot along several hiking trails ranging in length from four and a half hours to eight hours plus. On these trails you can expect to see some of the areas varied birdlife ranging from bustards to falcons and much in between.
Day 3 - Overnight: Himba Cultural Excursions
Damaraland and the Kaokoveld, as well as southern parts or Angola, are home to the Himba, one of the last truly traditional tribes on the planet. These friendly people are closely related to the Herero and lead a semi-nomadic life as herdsmen, breeding mainly cattle and goats. The community living among the majestic Makalani palms at Palmfontein invites visitors to learn more about their proud and ancient lifestyle and traditions. Visitors will be able to see their cone-shaped homestead made from palm leaves, mud and cattle dung and learn more about their unique customs and techniques. Due to the nomadic lifestyle of the Himba, the trip is not offered all year round.
Day 4 - Overnight: Etosha Pan
Aeons ago, Etosha Pan was the bed of a vast lake; today what remains is a glittering, silvery-green salt pan that stretches across roughly 5000 square kilometres. Etosha is protected by the Etosha Pan National Park surrounded by savannah plains and woodlands supporting large herds of elephants. When dry, the pan sustains little life except for the algae that gives it its distinctive colour, and migratory birds that use it as a pit stop, but with heavy rain it becomes a shallow lake where flamingos breed, pelicans wade and feed, and a variety of mammal species come to quench their thirst, including leopards, lions, white rhinos, hunting dogs and antelopes.
Day 5 - Overnight: Klein Windhoek Guest House
Klein Windhoek Guesthouse is situated in one of Windhoek’s best suburbs in a quiet area next to the Klein Windhoek Riverbed – an ideal location for business people and tourists. From here it is a short 5 minute drive to City Centre; shops and popular restaurants are in close proximity. We offer a variety of rooms and self catering units.
Day 6 - Overnight: Kalahari Arms Hotel
Kalahari Arms Hotel is situated within Ghanzi on the Trans-Kalahari Route to Maun. The hotel provides various accommodation options for those seeking a bed and breakfast or a camping set up. Featured at the Kalahari Arms Hotel is a terrace with a lapa, a garden area with a playground for kids and a swimming pool.
Day 7 - Overnight: Sunways Okavango Delta Camp
Day 8/9 - Overnight: Camp Kwando
Beautifully set on the banks of the Kwando River Camp Kwando is centred round a large thatched lapa which houses a restaurant and bar. The Camp has two room types, chalets near the reed beds of the river, and larger 'tree houses' built on stilts. Game drives and boat trips are on offer. Come capture the spirit of the African bush while sipping sundowners from the beautiful overhead deck and experience the thrill of the tiger fish and the hauntingly beautiful call of the African fish eagle
Day 10/11 - Overnight: Chobe Game Lodge
Counter-balancing the wilderness are restful, air conditioned, en-suite lodgings. Graceful high arches, quarry tiled floors and barrel vaulted ceilings create an atmosphere of cool tranquillity. Other facilities include a large swimming pool with terrace, a riverside boma area, a stylish bar with an outside terrace, an expansive deck offering magnificent views over the Chobe River as well as conference facilities for business travellers. All meals are catered for in various locations throughout the lodge including the terrace, boma and riverfront deck. Each of Chobe Game Lodge's 4 luxury suites has an individual plunge pool set on a private terrace with breathtaking panoramic views of the endless landscape and open plains. Graceful high arches, quarry tiled floors and barrel vaulted ceilings create an atmosphere of cool tranquillity. All 46 rooms are tastefully furnished, each room with hand crafted Rhodesian teak furniture and walls decorated with original African carvings and paintings.
Day 12/13 - Overnight: Victoria Falls Hotel
The Victoria Falls Hotel, popularly known as “the grand old lady of the Falls”, is situated in the Victoria Falls National Park, and is a member of the exclusive Leading Hotels of the World group. It is one of only three IS0-accredited hotels in Zimbabwe. The Edwardian-style five-star hotel combines the charm of the old with the convenience of the new. Set in lush tropical gardens with lily ponds, palm trees and semi-tropical shrubs, it provides the tranquillity and seclusion that many guests seek. The famous Victoria Falls are just a ten-minute walk away using the hotel’s private pathway, and “the smoke that thunders” or “Mosi-O-Tunya” in the local dialect, is clearly audible and visible from this luxurious landmark.
Day 14 Client depart back to the airport
- Passenger Liability 15%
- VAT 2% Tourism Levy
- Park entrance fees as per itinerary Activities as indicated in the itinerary
- Accommodation & Meals for the Guide and Clients
- Airport Transfer
- 1x Qualified professional driver/guide
- Tips for tour guides
- All meals not specified in the itinerary
- All expenses of personal nature
- International flights and airport taxes
- Entrance fees not mentioned in the itinerary
- Drinks at lodges and on the road
- Items not mentioned in the itinerary.
The Spitzkoppe (also referred to as Spitzkop, Groot Spitzkop, or the "Matterhorn of Namibia"), is a group of bald granite peaks located between Usakos and Swakopmund in the Namib desert. The granite is more than 700 million years old and the highest outcrop rises about 1 784 m above sea level. The peaks stand out dramatically from the flat surrounding plains. The highest peak is about 700m above the floor of the desert below. A minor peak- the Little Spitzkoppe - lies nearby at an elevation of 1 584 m above sea level. Other prominences stretch out into a range known as the Pontok Mountains. Many examples of Bushman artwork can be seen painted on the rock in the Spitzkoppe area.
It is possible that the main peak was summited as early as 1904, when a soldier of the Royal Schutztruppe supposedly soloed the peak and made a fire on the summit. What he may have burned remains a mystery, as there is absolutely no natural fuel of any kind on the upper parts of the peak. The legend suggests that he never returned and that his body was never recovered. Certainly, no proof of his conquest is available today.