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Victoria Falls, Safari Days & Giant Dunes

Zimbabwe, Botswana & Namibia in 19 Days, 16 Nights in Destination

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The ultimate road trip through Southern Africa. See the incredible Victoria Falls, go on safari to observe local wildlife, explore the Okavango Delta by canoe, and visit giant Namibian sand dunes.

Trip Highlights

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    Chobe National Park
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    Ghanzi
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    Makgadikgadi Pans
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    Victoria Falls
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    Deadvlei
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    Dune 45
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    Etosha National Park
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    Namib Naukluft
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    Sesriem Canyon
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    Sossusvlei

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  2. Accommodation

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  5. Some meals

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    Accommodation: 16 Nights

    Itinerary

    Experience Southern Africa through the major sites of Zimbabwe, Botswana, and Namibia. Begin at Victoria Falls before heading to Chobe National Park. See the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans and explore the Okavango Delta. Learn about the people of the Kalahari Desert then go to Etosha National Park. Enjoy the seaside at Swakopmund before crossing dunes to see Deadvlei. End the trip with a tour of Windhoek.

    1st Day: UK/Ireland - Night on board
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    Arrive at your UK/Ireland departure airport ready to check-in for a flight* to Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. Night on board.

    *If your outbound flight leaves at dawn (before 4:00 a.m.) you must arrive at the airport the night before the selected departure day.

    2nd Day: Victoria Falls
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    Arrive at Victoria Falls. Named for Queen Victoria by the Scottish explorer David Livingstone, these impressive waterfalls are just one of the many gifts that nature has given to southern Africa. Touch down and transfer to the hotel. Get comfortable, unpack, and perhaps explore your new surroundings at your leisure. Overnight stay in Victoria Falls.

    Accommodation

    ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
    Insika Lodge or similar
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    91 Reviews

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    3rd Day: Victoria Falls
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    Breakfast at the hotel. Next, a guided tour of the falls! This massive sheet of falling water and the spray that it produces is mesmerizing, to say the least. One of the largest waterfalls in the world, walk through its rich rainforest to learn about its flora and fauna. Listen to thundering water as you feel the mist around you.

    In the afternoon, put your feet up and relax. Or, make use of the hourly courtesy shuttle to the city center and wander down to the local craft market with local soapstone carvings, masks, jewelry, and Batik fabric. If you haven't seen enough of the falls, try the optional helicopter experience* for an amazing aerial view. Or you could go on an optional safari** in the Zambezi National park. Overnight stay in Victoria Falls.

    *Optional flight of the Angels Helicopter Experience: Get the best possible view of Victoria Falls, appreciating the grandeur and scale of this natural wonder as never before.

    **Optional Zambezi National Park Safari: Take your first chance to see the famed African wildlife at this enormous park that lies just upstream of the falls.

    Important note: these optional activities take place at the same time, so you will only be able to book one of them.

    Accommodation

    ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
    Insika Lodge or similar
    tripadvisor rating

    91 Reviews

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    Activities

    included
    Wild Horizons Tour of the Falls - Zimbabwe side

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    Afternoon Game drive in Zambezi National Park

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    Flight of the Angels 13' Helicopter Experience (Zimbabwe)

    Light

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    4th Day: Victoria Falls - Kasane
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    Breakfast at the hotel. Say goodbye to Zimbabwe and catch your road transfer to the Chobe National Park in Botswana, enjoying a scenic drive. En-route, keep a lookout for buffalos, giraffes, elephants, and other wildlife.

    Tuck into a tasty lunch (at your own expense) at the lodge's restaurant area followed with some time to relax and take in the breathtaking views of the Chobe River. In the late afternoon, cruise down the Chobe River with a drink in hand and enjoy the sunset. Watch for pods of hippos and some of the biggest crocodiles in Africa. Dinner and overnight stay in Kasane.

    Accommodation

    ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
    Chobe Safari Lodge or similar
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    1668 Reviews

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    Activities

    included
    Chobe Boat Cruise

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    5th Day: Kasane - Chobe National Park - Kasane
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    Breakfast at the hotel. Depart for an exciting day of 4x4 game viewing, and observe majestic elephants, buffalos, lions, hyenas, and even African wild dogs. The Chobe is truly a paradise for nature lovers: Spot native birds from herons to fish eagles. 

    While in the safari park, take a few moments to unwind–perhaps with a dip in the pool or some time on the stunning viewing deck with a drink or a good book. Dinner and overnight stay in Kasane.

    Accommodation

    ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
    Chobe Safari Lodge or similar
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    1668 Reviews

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    Activities

    included
    Chobe Game Viewing

    Light

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    6th Day: Kasane - Makgadikgadi Pans - Nata
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    Breakfast at the hotel. Take in the scenery from the deck one last time before heading south towards the renowned Makgadikgadi Salt Pans in Botswana’s dry savannah. 

    Arrive at the lodge. After settling in a bit, take off for an afternoon excursion to see the salt flats, a uniquely barren landscape that paradoxically supports a complex ecosystem during the rainy season. Dinner and overnight stay in Nata.

    Accommodation

    ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
    Nata Lodge or similar
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    516 Reviews

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    Activities

    included
    Afternoon Makgadikgadi Salt Pan Drive

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    7th Day: Nata - Maun
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    Breakfast at the hotel. Prepare for another travel day and head west towards Maun, our base for exploring the Okavango Delta. Get settled in the village and get to know your surroundings. Take your time to explore the lodge and rest in the midst of calm natural beauty. Overnight stay in Maun.

    Accommodation

    ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
    Thamalakane River Lodge or similar
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    606 Reviews

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    Activities

    included
    Maun Orientation Tour

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    8th Day: Maun
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    Breakfast at the hotel. Get an early start for a full-day excursion through the waterways of the Okavango Delta on traditional mokoro boats. Glide swiftly through the water and get an up-close view of this untouched landscape and the diverse creatures who inhabit it. Enjoy a delicious packed picnic lunch included as part of this activity. Overnight stay in Maun.

    Note: Children of all ages are welcome to this activity, but they must be under constant adult supervision.

    Accommodation

    ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
    Thamalakane River Lodge or similar
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    606 Reviews

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    Activities

    included
    Full Day Mokoro Tour

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    9th Day: Maun - Ghanzi
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    Breakfast at the lodge. Today, head to Ghanzi to spend a night in the heart of the Kalahari Desert.

    Spend the afternoon learning the skills necessary to survive in this harsh but majestic landscape from the local San people, who have honed fascinating survival techniques over generations. Continue bonding over fire, dance, and song in the evening, observing ritual ceremonies performed by both men and women. Overnight stay in Ghanzi, Kalahari desert area.

    Accommodation

    ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
    Ghanzi Trail Blazers or similar
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    100 Reviews

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    Activities

    included
    Bushmen Dance Experience

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    Guided Bushmen Excursion

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    10th Day: Ghanzi - Windhoek
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    Breakfast at the lodge. Head west and cross the border into our final country of the tour: Namibia. Continue until we reach the capital: Windhoek, the economic and cultural center of the country with notable influence from the Nama and Herero tribes as well as Afrikaner and German settlers.

    Check in to the hotel and use the rest of the day as you like to relax or explore the city on your own. Overnight stay in Windhoek.

    Accommodation

    ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
    Safari Court or similar
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    388 Reviews

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    11th Day: Windhoek - Etosha National Park
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    Breakfast at the hotel. Escape the bustling city and head back towards the famous Etosha National Park, one of the largest on the African continent and the first ever in Namibia, dating back to 1907. If time allows, enjoy a visit at the local wood carvers market in Okahandja to stock up on souvenirs that will last you a lifetime. Set up camp at our lodge just outside the park, take the rest of the afternoon at your leisure, perhaps with a dip in the pool or some time on the stunning viewing deck with a drink or a good book. Overnight stay in Etosha.

    Accommodation

    ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
    Etosha Safari Camp or similar
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    398 Reviews

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    Activities

    included
    Okahandja Craft Market

    Light

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    12th Day: Etosha National Park
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    Breakfast at the lodge. Prepare for a full day of safari adventures within the park, guided with an open 4x4 truck. The area is home to hundreds of species of mammals, birds and reptiles, even several threatened and endangered species such as the famed black rhinoceros. Spend the day learning about this amazing natural ecosystem and observing the majestic creatures who inhabit it. Overnight stay in Etosha.

    Accommodation

    ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
    Etosha Safari Camp or similar
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    398 Reviews

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    Activities

    included
    Full Day Etosha Game Drive

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    13th Day: Etosha National Park - Himba Village - Swakopmund
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    After breakfast, set off for a visit to Omapaha, a Himba village. This indigenous community is one of the last nomadic tribes left in Namibia, known for their distinctive traditional clothing and hairstyles. Broaden your perspective as you understand more about this unique culture.

    Continue west towards the coastal city of Swakopmund. This beach resort characterized by charming colonial architecture is known as “Namibia’s Playground.” Arrive in the afternoon and take the evening to enjoy dinner at your leisure – your guide can happily recommend a restaurant nearby in town. Overnight stay in Swakopmund.

    Note: For the visit to the Himba Village, a mandatory fee of NAD 450.00 in cash must be paid at the destination.

    Accommodation

    ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
    Swakopmund Plaza Hotel or similar
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    155 Reviews

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    Activities

    included
    Omapaha Himba Village Visit

    Light

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    14th Day: Swakopmund
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    Breakfast at the hotel. Today is a free day to spend as you wish in Swakopmund, whether you prefer relaxing by the water, exploring the old town, or going on more optional adventures outside the city limits. In the morning, check out an optional cruise* through Walvis Bay with drinks and food included. After lunch (at your own expense), you have the option of doing a 4x4 excursion** in the Namib Desert. Overnight stay in Swakopmund.

    *Optional Walvis Bay cruise: Take a leisurely cruise along the coast, enjoying fresh oysters and champagne as you observe the aquatic ecosystem replete with dolphins and sea turtles.

    **Optional Sandwich Harbor 4x4 Excursion: Set off on an adventure through the Namib Desert, traversing sky-high sand dunes that have impressive views over the vast blue ocean beyond.

    Note: Guests are able to participate in both optional activities, as they take place at different times.

    Accommodation

    ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
    Swakopmund Plaza Hotel or similar
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    155 Reviews

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    Activities

    Optional
    Half Day 4x4 Excursion Tour of Sandwich Harbour

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    Dolphin & Seal Cruise in Walvis Bay

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    15th Day: Swakopmund - Solitaire - Sossusvlei
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    Enjoy your final breakfast in Swakopmund before we drive off once again towards Solitaire, one of the most isolated settlements in the world and the only available stopping point on this long journey. On the way, stop at the Tropic of Capricorn as marked by colorful road signs.

    Pass through the stunning Kuiseb and Gaub passes, with extraordinary views of the canyons below that occasionally flow with running water. Overnight stay in Sossuvlei. 

    Accommodation

    ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
    Solitaire Country Lodge or similar
    tripadvisor rating

    219 Reviews

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    16th Day: Dune 45, Deadvlei & Sesriem Canyon
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    Breakfast at the hotel. Today, embark on an early adventure where you will truly familiarise yourself with the magnificence of Namibia. Start by exploring the Namib Naukluft National Park at sunrise to watch the first rays of light colour the mountains in beautiful apricot, red and orange hues—the perfect opportunity to immortalise this moment on film. Next, make your way to captivating Deadvlei, home to some of the highest dunes on Earth and Sossusvlei, where the dry Tsauchab River ends abruptly amongst dunes. Take this opportunity to walk up one of these majestic dunes to admire the desert landscape beneath. Finally, you will visit the Sesriem Canyon, a life sustaining natural phenomenon in the heart of the Namib Desert. Overnight stay in Sossuvlei.

    Note: This activity is done in the morning (before sunrise) in order to avoid extreme heat. There are no set pick up times as these vary according to sunrise. At your lodge, please consult your guide the day before to confirm the pick up for this activity. This activity is not suitable for persons with reduced mobility due to the nature of the excursions and the terrain.

    Accommodation

    ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
    Solitaire Country Lodge or similar
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    219 Reviews

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    Activities

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    Half Day Sossuvlei Excursion

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    17th Day: Sossusvlei - Windhoek
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    Enjoy one last breakfast in Solitaire and depart for Windhoek, passing through either the Remhoogte Pass or the Spreetshoogte Pass depending on weather and road conditions. Both offer incredible views of the valleys below.

    Arrive around midday and take advantage of your final full day in Africa with a city tour, visiting the Schwerinsburg Castle and the historic Christ Church. Continue to The Ink Palace (Tintenpalast), currently the seat of the National Assembly and Parliament Gardens, containing Namibia’s first post-independence monument. Visit the controversial Rider Memorial, the Cape Dutch-style Railway Station, and the Old Fort, designed to serve as headquarters of the imperial German army during the colonial era. Overnight stay in Windhoek.

    Accommodation

    ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
    Safari Court or similar
    tripadvisor rating

    388 Reviews

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    Activities

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    Mid-day Windhoek City Tour

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    18th Day: Windhoek - Night on board
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    Breakfast* at the hotel. Unfortunately, it’s time to end your journey though Zimbabwe, Botswana, and Namibia. At the specified time, meet for your transfer to the airport and get on your way back home to back to the UK/Ireland or onward to your next destination.

    *Note that your departing flight may require an earlier departure, in which case you may not be able to enjoy the included breakfast at the hotel.

    19th Day: UK/Ireland
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    Touch down back in the UK/Ireland and end your trip.

    Included activities

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    Wild Horizons Tour of the Falls - Zimbabwe side

    Included activity for day 3 in Victoria Falls

    Visit the Zimbabwe side of the Victoria Falls. Spend some time being amazed by the power of the falls and visit different vantage points to discover the sheer scale of this natural wonder.  

    Duration 03:00h Approx. Pick up time: 09:30 Approx

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    Chobe Boat Cruise

    Included activity for day 4 in Chobe National Park

    Watch the animals by the river. Hippos and crocodiles, as well as a lot of birds, are often seen on the river banks. Enjoy the sunset whilst sipping on a sundowner drink.

    Duration 03:00h Approx. Pick up time: 15:30 Approx

    Physical rating:

    Light

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    Chobe Game Viewing

    Included activity for day 5 in Chobe National Park

    Take the opportunity to view abundant species of animal life including elephants up close or even a predator in an open 4x4 safari vehicles.

    Duration 03:00h Approx. Pick up time: 05:30 Approx

    Physical rating:

    Light

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    Afternoon Makgadikgadi Salt Pan Drive

    Included activity for day 6 in Makgadikgadi Pans

    Discover a natural wonder of Botswana, which was once the site of a huge lake until it dried up thousands of years ago. Drive through this surreal landscape of over 16,000 square kilometers and learn about local flora and fauna.

    Duration 02:30h Approx. Pick up time: 16:00 Approx

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    Moderate

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    Activities are subject to availability. The price for each optional activity will be shown in the next step of the booking process.
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    Passport needed. The airlines need the customer's approximate weight for the light aircraft flight.

    Flight of the Angels 13' Helicopter Experience (Zimbabwe)

    Suggested activity for day 3 in Victoria Falls

    Enjoy the Victoria Falls from the sky with a 13-minute helicopter flight.

    Duration 00:13h Approx. Pick up time: 15:00 Approx

    Physical rating:

    Light

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    Afternoon Game drive in Zambezi National Park

    Suggested activity for day 3 in Victoria Falls

    Enjoy a wild experience in our very own Zambezi National Park. The park is home to a variety of larger mammal species, including lions, elephants, buffalo, giraffes, zebras, and several species of antelope. Using an open four-wheel drive vehicle.

    Duration 03:30h Approx. Pick up time: 15:00 Approx

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    Light

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    You have the possibility to start the tour at 8.30 a.m. or at 12.30 p.m. This activity is not suitable for a person with reduced mobility or a wheelchair user due to the nature of the excursions and the terrain.

    Half Day 4x4 Excursion Tour of Sandwich Harbour

    Suggested activity for day 14 in Walvis Bay

    Catch a glimpse of some of the world’s highest dunes while also spotting its extensive variety of birdlife and marveling at the vastness of the Atlantic ocean.

    Duration 03:00h Approx. Pick up time: 14:00 Approx

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    Moderate

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    Morning activity, available from 8.00h to 13.00h.

    Dolphin & Seal Cruise in Walvis Bay

    Suggested activity for day 14 in Walvis Bay

    Experience the biodiversity of Walvis Bay on an exciting dolphin-spotting cruise. Look out for friendly seals and pods of dolphins as you cruise on Walvis Bay and enjoy fresh oysters and champagne on board.

    Duration 04:00h Approx. Pick up time: 07:30 Approx

    Physical rating:

    Moderate

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    The price includes

    • Included in all our trips. more information
    • Departures from main UK/Ireland airports.
    • International flights: UK/Ireland - Victoria Falls; Windhoek - UK/Ireland.
    • 16 nights hotel accommodation in Charm and Superior category hotels.
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    • 16 breakfasts, 1 lunch picnic pack and 3 dinners.
    • Transfers in air-conditioned vehicles.
    • Visits and entrance fees as indicated in the itinerary. *
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    • All air taxes and fuel surcharge.
    • Afternoon boat cruise down Chobe River.
    • Traditional mokoro boats excursion.
    • Water on board the safari vehicles.
    • ATOL Protection.
    • Driver-guide during the whole trip except in Victoria Falls and Chobe, where you will meet local guides for the activities/excursions. **
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    • Safari game drive 4x4 in Chobe National Park with a closed sided tour vehicle & in Etosha National Park with an open sided 4x4 vehicles.
    *The cancellation policy applicable is according to the Terms and Conditions available and agreed at the time of your purchase

    Not included

    Entrance visa to Zimbabwe (required)*, drinks, tips and any other services not mentioned in what's included.**

    * For Botswana a visa is not necessary but, for Zimbabwe, where you make one entry, it is recommended to take the visa type "Single Entry".
    This type of visa allows you to enter to Zimbabwe once in a period of 90 days. It costs USD30 per person and you apply for it on arrival at the Victoria Falls airport on the first day of your trip (it's compulsory to pay in cash at the destination). To apply for a visa online, visit: https://www.evisa.gov.zw/home

    ** Please note: For the visit to the Himba Village, a mandatory fee of NAD 450.00 (local currency) must be paid at the destination.

    Important: The airport transfer on departure is not included when adding additional nights to the itinerary. If required, a departure airport transfer can be added for an additional cost.

    * The optional excursions scheduled on the 3rd day of the itinerary take place at the same time, so you will only be able to book one of them.

    ** For smaller groups where we use a small vehicle, there will be 1 driver/guide. For bigger groups from 14-16 pax we will have 2 driver/guides.

    Please note: This trip is not suitable for a person with reduced mobility due to the nature of the excursions and the terrain. However, please note that this tour can be taken privately. There will be a private guide and a specifically designed itinerary to ensure maximum enjoyment. The excursions will be taken via alternative routes with ease of access and the pace will be dictated by the passenger. To take part in the private tour it is required that the person with reduced mobility is accompanied by a dedicated person at all times, to assist in any necessary situations, such as getting in and out of the transport vehicle, on excursions, and so on.

    There is a possibility to rent a wheel chair at a special rate of 15USD per day. The provider needs to be notified at least 7 days in advance to provide this service.

  • Zimbabwe
  • Botswana
  • Namibia
    • Entry requirements

      Passport with a minimum of six months validity and at least two blank pages.

    • Visa

      A visa is required. This is issued on arrival. Price approx. $45.

    • Currency

      US Dollars.

    • Language

      Shona is the local language, but English is widely spoken.

    • Electricity

      Voltage: 240 V. Adapter required

    • Health

      Please consult your doctor regarding malaria prophylaxis.

    • Time zone

      UTC + 02:00.

    • Other useful information

      Customer can pay in US dollar cash. We encourage customers to change their cash into small denominations as change in Zimbabwe is a problem. They can also use their credit/debit cards.

    • Tourist Office website

      http://www.zimbabwetourism.net/

    Remember to download your e-ticket to confirm the times of your flights and to complete online check-in using the airline's website, or directly at the check-in desk at the airport.

    Accommodation at the hotels is as indicated. In the event of any changes to accommodation, they will always be of the same or a higher category. The category of hotels is not standardized across all countries in the world. For this reason, the criteria may differ depending on the destination country's own standards.

    In the case of adverse weather conditions, for safety reasons or for any other reasons deemed appropriate, the order and duration of the excursions included in the itinerary may be changed or canceled without prior notice.

    If you have reduced mobility, require the use of a wheelchair, or you would prefer this tour to be a private experience for you and your group, you must contact our Experts at +44 20 8068 3176 before booking to ensure that your needs can be met.

    While on the road, it is highly unlikely that the vehicle will be equipped with wifi or bathroom facilities, though rest stops will be made for long trips. We recommend purchasing a new SIM card at the airport or placing an e-SIM before travel to guarantee internet connection.

    This tour is not suitable for babies. Children (3 - 11) must be supervised by their parents at all times. 

    The Foreign & Commonwealth Office offer up-to-date travel advice by visiting www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice.

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