The 15 days, thoroughly guided Southern Skies Tour takes travellers through the fascinating regions and game reserves of Namibia, Zimbabwe and Botswana leaving from the magnificent Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe to Swakopmund in Namibia. The safari adventure is enhanced by the chosen accommodation which is in chalets and permanent tented camps. The Southern Skies Tour (Namibia, Zimbabwe, Botswana) provides a comfortable and reliable way to explore the most spectacular areas of Zimbabwe, Botswana and Namibia including its wildlife, culture and natural beauty.
Tour highlights: The Southern Skies Tour (Namibia, Zimbabwe, Botswana)
Tour information: The Southern Skies Tour (Namibia, Zimbabwe, Botswana)
Accommodation is situated either in National Parks, on the banks of a river, or in other places of interest. Most accommodation options have a private bathroom with a shower and toilet, while others have shared ablutions available. Some properties are equipped with swimming pools and bar areas.
Day 1: Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Arrival in Victoria Falls. We can arrange airport transfers on request. This afternoon and the next day are spent at your leisure for optional activities offered.
Day 2: Depart Victoria Falls for Chobe National Park, Botswana
Early this morning we explore the Victoria Falls on a guided tour. We then leave Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe for Botswana. The afternoon is spent on a sunset cruise wildlife viewing in a part of Africa’s unspoilt wilderness, Chobe National Park. Chobe has an abundance of a game whose distinctive calls can be heard throughout the night.
Day 3: Eastern Caprivi, Namibia
Leaving Botswana, we drive through Chobe National Park before crossing over into Namibia and driving through the Caprivi to our camp on the banks of the Kwando River. In the afternoon you will go on a safari drive to the famous Mudumo National Park. In contrast to the rest of Namibia, the area is lush with riverine forest, marshes, dense savannah and mopane woodland.
Day 4-5: Caprivi to Okavango Delta, Botswana
We leave our camp on the Caprivi for Etosha, on the western border of the Okavango Delta. The next two days are spent exploring the network of water pathways through thick vegetation in mokoros (traditional dugout canoes) and speedboat. The Delta is a well-preserved gem of Africa with a vast oasis of crystal clear lake lets, lagoons and palm-fringed islands. On our last evening in the Delta, we feast with a braai (barbeque).
Day 6-7: Okavango Delta to Kavango River, Namibia
Leaving Botswana, we make our way into Namibia and head along the Caprivi to Rundu and onto N'kwazi River Camp, which is on the bank of the Kavango River overlooking Angola. A sunset cruise, horse riding, traditional dancing in the evening as well as visiting a local village are optional, or you can just put your feet up and relax on the banks of the river as the sunsets.
Day 8, 9 & 10: Etosha National Park, Namibia
The following morning we head off to Etosha National Park. We fill the next two days with safari drives, which includes evening wildlife viewing at floodlit waterholes. In the mornings we have the opportunity to take a safari drive at sunrise. At all three camps, Namutoni, Okaukuejo and Halali you can make a swim in the swimming pool or as the sunsets and late into the night the group can watch animals drink at the floodlit waterhole.
Day 11: Kamanjab - Himba Experience, Namibia
We leave the wild animals behind at Etosha and move onto the spectacular scenery of Twyfelfontein. On our way, we visit the small German town of Outjo where we relax for a coffee break. Our final destination for the day will be Kamanjab. Depending on the time of arrival we go and explore a traditional Himba Village that afternoon or the next morning. This will be a journey of cultural exchange and learning and understanding of our last traditional tribe in Namibia, the Ova-Himba.
Day 12: Petrified Forest and Brandberg (White Lady), Namibia
The Petrified Forest is next on the itinerary before reaching Twyfelfontein where we walk to visit the ancient bushman's artwork carved and painted into the surrounding Mountains. After doing this walk, we head to our camp at the foot of the Brandberg Mountains.
Day 13: Cape Cross Seal Colony and Swakopmund, Namibia
Today we walk and visit the famous ‘White Lady’ rock painting in Brandberg. We move westwards across the flat desert plains to reach the cold Atlantic coastline. As we follow the Skeleton Coast on our way to Swakopmund, we visit Africa’s most important seal colony at Cape Cross where zoom lenses and binoculars will not be needed.
Day 14: Swakopmund, Namibia
We have the opportunity to explore this quaint German town by day and night. There are some activities to enjoy here; sand boarding, quad biking, skydiving and even fishing. You may also dare to brave the icy sea.
Day 15: Swakopmund, Namibia
The tour finishes in the morning after breakfast.