Namibia, Botswana & Victoria Falls

24 Day Small Group Tour from Johannesburg to Victoria Falls with Bunnik

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$ 16,595
Per Person ($AU)
Small Group Tour Starts In
Starts In
Johannesburg
Small Group Tour Ends In
Ends In
Victoria Falls
Accomodation
Accomodation
3.5 - 4 Star
12
Max Group Size
12
Small Group
Trip Style
Small Group
Scenic / Cultural
Trip Style
Scenic / Cultural
Included
Flights
Included
Countries Explored:
South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe
Trip Operated By:
Bunnik
Bunnik
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Trip Reviews:
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Trip Code:
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Itinerary

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1 Depart Australia - Arrive Johannesburg
‘Welkom' to Johannesburg! Johannesburg is the largest city in South Africa, first established as a gold-mining settlement in 1886. It became known as the ‘city of gold', sitting adjacent to one of the richest gold reefs in the world. Its community now numbers more than 5 million and it is today a vibrant and thriving city.
2 Johannesburg - Windhoek
Today we fly to Windhoek, Namibia's capital and largest city. Lying in a valley bordered by the Eros Mountains in the north and the Auas Mountains in the south, Windhoek is a scenic city with a harmonious blend of African and European cultures and architectural influences. Tonight, we'll enjoy a group welcome dinner. (B/D)
3 Windhoek
This morning we'll discover the Old Brewery Craft Market, with a huge range of traditional wall-hangings, weavings, and Bushmen arts and crafts to admire and purchase if you wish. Namibia is renowned for its high-quality diamonds and other precious stones and gems. We'll take a visit to the Diamond Works to see how gems are handled and crafted into jewellery. Our touring today also includes a visit to Penduka Village, a development and training enterprise for over 500 underprivileged women. The enterprise offers work to the women and also provides them with craft design and management skills. Special Experience: Experience a carnivore feeding tour at Na'ankuse Lodge, as experienced guides feed baboons, lions, cheetahs and more. (B)
4 Windhoek - Sossusvlei Namib Desert
Enjoy the scenery as we travel through the Namib Desert this morning to Sossusvlei. This phenomenal desert has been in existence for some 43 million years and its current landscape has remained unchanged for the last 2 million years. One of Namibia's most spectacular landmarks, Sossusvlei is a large white salt and clay pan, which is surrounded by magnificent red dunes. Some of these dunes reach over 400-metres-high, making them the highest on earth. Once we arrive at the lodge, the rest of the day is at leisure. (B/D)
5 Sossusvlei

We're up before the sun this morning, to reach the vast Sossusvlei dunes for sunrise. We'll climb the dunes to admire the desert and claypans from above. Be sure to bring your camera as this will be an incredible sight! We then discover nearby Dead Vlei, characterised by the dark, dead camel thorn trees that are in stark contrast to the white claypan floor – another great opportunity for photos. Admire the incredible views near Dead Vlei while enjoying a delicious breakfast.

We also visit Sesriem Canyon, formed around 30 million years ago when desert sands buried much of Namibia. A climatic change caused the formation of rivers which brought limestone, dissolved lime deposits and boulders. Around 2 million years ago, the Ice Age caused a drop in the sea level, and following this, the increased flow of the Tsauchab River began to cut its way through the landscape to create what is now known as Sesriem Canyon. Special Experience: Relax with a sundowner drink at Elim Dune and watch as the sun sets over the vast plains of the Namib Desert. (B/D)

6 Sossusvlei Namib Desert - Swakopmund
This morning we make our way to Swakopmund, a German town located on the South-West African coast. Established in 1892, Swakopmund is home to over 40,000 people and is the country's largest coastal town with palm-lined streets, sandy beaches, seaside promenades and old German colonial buildings. The rest of the afternoon and evening is free for you to enjoy at leisure or take an optional scenic flight over the Skeleton Coast. (B)
7 Swakopmund
Indulge in fresh local oysters and snacks on a scenic cruise of Walvis Bay, searching for dolphins, seals and pelicans. This afternoon is at leisure for you to discover more of Swakopmund at your own pace. Why not visit the fantastic arts and crafts centre? (B/L)
8 Swakopmund - Damaraland
We head north to Damaraland via Brandberg, Namibia's highest mountain. Our first stop is the Damara Living Museum. Together with the Kalahari Bushmen, the Damara belong to the oldest nations in Namibia. Their original culture was a mixture of a hunter-gatherer society and a herder; however, during colonisation, their loose social structures meant they were unable to defend themselves, and now the traditional culture has become somewhat ‘lost'. We'll witness this fascinating ‘lost culture' first-hand. Later we drive out in search of the unique desert elephants. They have adapted to their semi-desert environment by having a smaller body mass with proportionally longer legs and seemingly larger feet than other elephants, meaning they can travel vast distances over arid dunes to reach water. (B/D)
9 Damaraland - Etosha National Park West
This morning we visit UNESCO World Heritage-listed Twyfelfontein, the site of at least 2,500 ancient rock engravings. We'll explore the unique Zieben Platten National Heritage Site on foot. We'll then make our way to the Petrified Forest, an accumulation of fossilised tree trunks which are approximately 280 million years old. Our next stop is at a traditional Himba village to learn about their lives and culture. It is here that the last semi-nomadic people of Namibia reside, who are known for covering themselves in a mixture of butterfat and ochre pigment known as ‘otjize paste'. This red-orange colouring not only helps cleanse the skin over long periods of water scarcity and protects them from the climate, but it is also consistent with their idea of beauty. Later this afternoon we'll travel towards world-renowned Etosha National Park. Tonight, we will enjoy dinner at Etosha Safari Camp. (B/D)
10 Etosha National Park West - Etosha National Park East

Etosha is one of Africa's most diverse and well-known wildlife reserves, boasting over 110 different animals and over 300 different bird species. It is characterised by an immense salt desert, so large that it can be seen from space – the Etosha Pan. The perennial springs along the edges of the Etosha Pan draw large concentrations of wildlife and birds during the dry season each year. After a period of rain, the salt pan fills with water and flamingos, making for an ideal photo opportunity.

We'll have an early start today for our full day of game viewing through Etosha National Park. The park is home to four of the ‘Big Five' – elephant, lion, leopard and rhino. Its waterholes support a rich diversity of birds and mammals, including rare species such as the black-faced impala, cheetah and Namibia's smallest antelope, the Damara dik dik. Make sure you bring your binoculars to spot the magnificent birdlife! (B/D)

11 Etosha National Park East
Another day is devoted to viewing the abundant array of wildlife found in the park. We head out early on a 4WD safari. Keep an eye out for elephant in the densely vegetated areas, giraffe in the drier regions and lion in the golden grasslands. This evening we enjoy a typical braai (African barbecue) dinner. Braais are social barbecues, where the food is prepared over an open flame. (B/D)
12 Etosha National Park East - Kavango Region
We travel north into the Kavango region, an area considerably greener than the rest of Namibia due to the larger than average rainfall. On the way, we visit the Hoba Meteorite, the largest on earth that is still intact. Falling 80,000 years ago, the meteorite weighs approximately 60 tonnes. This afternoon, we enjoy a sundowner cruise on the Kavango River, which also acts as the border between Namibia and Angola. The birdlife is impressive, and we'll soak up the setting sun while sipping a refreshing drink. (B/D)
13 Kavango Region - Caprivi Strip
Today we venture deep into the Kavango region to Mahango National Park, an area of diverse wildlife. Mahango, located in the Caprivi Strip, is affectionately known as Namibia's panhandle. German chancellor Leo von Caprivi negotiated the acquisition of the land in 1890. It is said that he believed it would provide access to the Indian Ocean for trade via the Zambezi River, however, the 355-foot drop of the world's largest waterfall got in the way, just 65 kilometres east of Caprivi. This afternoon we'll enjoy a cruise along the Kavango River with a sundowner. (B/D)
14 Caprivi Strip
Mahango is famous for its many species of antelope; however, you can also expect to see elephants, lions, leopards, cheetahs, wild dogs, hippos, crocodiles, warthogs, baboons and vervet monkeys. The enormous baobab trees and vast floodplains provide a fantastic visual setting for photography. An early start this morning, for more wildlife spotting on a game drive in Mahango National Park. The afternoon is at leisure to sit back, relax and enjoy the views over the river. (B/D)
15 Caprivi Strip - Maun
Travelling south, we cross the border into Botswana, reaching Maun and the southern edge of the magnificent Okavango Delta, the largest inland delta on earth and recently listed as a UNESCO World Heritage area. Situated along the banks of the Thamalekane River, Maun offers easy access to the delta. It has come a long way since its early days as a small frontier town, now acting as the gateway to one of the best wildlife experiences in the world. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure. (B/D)
16 Maun - Moremi Game Reserve
Today we travel northeast along the dirt roads to Moremi Game Reserve. Located in the heart of the breathtaking Okavango Delta, Moremi National Park is a haven for wildlife and photographic safaris in northern Botswana. We'll take a game drive through the reserve to reach our natural safari campsite. This evening we enjoy a fantastic dinner under the stars, accompanied by South African wines. (B/L/D)
17 Moremi Game Reserve
After an early breakfast, we commence our morning game drive. Boasting one of the richest and most diverse ecosystems in the world, Moremi is unrivalled in its beautiful scenery and is host to an splendid array of birds, animals and plants. Boarding motorboats we experience the permanent lagoons of Xaxanika or Godikwa heronries. We'll return to the camp for lunch and have some time to relax before we head out again this afternoon, in search of more wildlife. Did you know there are over 500 species of bird in Moremi? We'll indulge in sundowners and another amazing dinner under the stars back at our camp this evening. (B/L/D)
18 Moremi Game Reserve - Makgadikgadi Pans
After a final game drive early this morning, we board a light plane for a scenic flight over the Okavango Delta. Enjoy the fantastic views of the expanded waterways, white claypans and palm-lined lagoons. Keep an eye out for hippos in the channels, and elephant and buffalo huddling in the shade of the trees. Once we arrive in Maun, we'll make our way towards Nata and the Makgadikgadi Pans. (B/D)
19 Makgadikgadi Pans - Chobe
This fascinating region is made up of a series of pans all crossing over each other in the barren wilderness. Typically, during the dry season (March to September), the pans are nothing more than empty, cracked mud, however, in the wet season (November to March) it comes alive as a haven for the wildlife that flock to the watering holes. This morning we explore our incredible surroundings on a nature drive. Later, we make our way to Chobe, the second largest national park in Botswana. Chobe is home to the highest elephant concentration on earth and is undoubtedly one of the most spectacular national parks in Africa. (B/D)
20 Chobe

The riverine forests and floodplains support an abundance of game species in Chobe, which in turn attract predators such as lion, leopard and hyena. The park is divided into four distinctly different ecosystems: Serondela, with its lush plains and dense forests in the extreme north of the Chobe River region; the Savuti Marsh in the west; the Linyanti Swamps in the north-west; and the hot, dry hinterland in between. The large concentration of elephants that reside here during the dry season (June to October) congregate along the fertile floodplains of the Chobe River.

Shortly before sunrise, we take our first open-air safari in this amazing national park. We return to our lodge for breakfast, and enjoy some time at leisure. Later today we'll enjoy the game viewing from our cruise along the Chobe River. A multitude of wildlife species can be found along its banks. (B/D)

21 Chobe - Victoria Falls
This morning we cross the border from Botswana to Zimbabwe as we make our way to Victoria Falls. Victoria Falls, also known as the ‘Smoke That Thunders', is thought to be the world's biggest waterfall at 1.7-kilometres-wide and 110-metres-high. The noise of the falls can be heard from 40 kilometres away, while its spray and mist can be seen from a distance of 50 kilometres. Victoria Falls is located on the mighty Zambezi River, which forms the international border between Zimbabwe and Zambia. David Livingstone is believed to have been the first European to discover the waterfall in November 1855 and named it in honour of Queen Victoria. Later this afternoon we'll embark on a sunset cruise along the Zambezi River. (B)
22 Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls is one of the seven natural wonders of the world, and we explore them on foot this morning. Our walking discovery will take us to various vantage points from which to view this natural phenomenon. Facing the Zambian side, each viewing point affords a different perspective of the falls, one providing a view of the Victoria Falls Bridge, others taking you through the jungle and some even allowing you to peer right over the edge. Witness the spray and rapturous thunder of the falls. Millions of tonnes of water tumble over the ridge into the deep narrow gorge, where the Zambezi river continues its eastward course some 110 metres below towards the Indian Ocean.

Special Experience: Discover the history of Victoria Falls Bridge during an informative and exciting bridge walk, before marveling at the views from the catwalks of the bridge. This evening we'll visit a local community for our group farewell dinner, where we'll enjoy an authentic Zimbabwean meal. (B/D)

23 Depart Victoria Falls
Today marks the end of our incredible adventure across Africa. We hope you leave with fantastic memories! (B)
24 Arrive Australia

Bunnik Tours Inclusions

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Journey Highlights

Discover the incredible dunes and deserts of Namibia

  • Tour the Diamond Works and Old Brewery Craft Centre, great for souvenirs
  • Visit Penduka Village
  • Enjoy a carnivore feeding tour at Na'ankuse Lodge
  • Travel into the heart of the vast Namib Desert
  • Witness the highest dunes on earth at Sossusvlei and the amazing scenery of Dead Vlei
  • Experience breakfast amongst the dunes near Dead Vlei.
  • Visit Sesriem Canyon, a phenomenon carved by the Tsauchab River
  • Enjoy sundowner drinks at Elim Dune in the Namib Desert
  • Cruise on Walvis Bay, one of the southern hemisphere's largest natural wetlands
  • Search for famous desert-adapted elephants in Damaraland
  • Visit Twyfelfontein to view the ancient rock art
  • Discover the age-old Petrified Forest in Damaraland
  • Visit a typical Himba Village
  • Game drive through Etosha National Park
  • See Hoba Meteorite, the largest known intact meteorite
  • Enjoy a sundowner cruise on the Kavango River
  • Travel through the Caprivi Strip
  • Explore Mahango National Park on game drives

Breathtaking Botswana

  • Explore the magnificent Okavango Delta
  • Experience game drives and 2 nights camping in Moremi Game Reserve
  • Take a scenic flight over the incredible Okavango Delta
  • Travel to the stunning Makgadikgadi Pans
  • Game drive through Chobe National Park
  • Enjoy a river safari on the Chobe River

The smoke that thunders

  • Spend 2 nights at amazing Victoria Falls with free time to relax and explore
  • Take a sundowner cruise along the Zambezi River
  • Enjoy a guided excursion of the Falls
  • Discover the history of Victoria Falls Bridge on an exciting 'bridge walk'
  • Visit a local community to enjoy an authentic Zimbabwean dinner
Trip Inclusions
  • Return economy-class flights from Australia to Africa. Taxes included
  • Scenic flight over the Okavango Delta in a light aircraft
  • Airport transfers on the first and last day of tour
  • All touring in air-conditioned vehicles (excluding open safari 4WD)
  • Tipping Made Easy, $250pp pre-paid
Accomodation & Meals
  • 8 nights in 3-4½ star hotels
  • 12 nights in 4 star African lodges
  • 2 nights in canvas eco-tented accommodation with bucket shower in Moremi Game Reserve
  • 22 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 17 dinners, including group welcome and farewell dinners
Your Tour Guides
  • English-speaking locally based national driver/guide
  • English-speaking locally based guides
Trip Notes
  • Accommodation, itinerary and inclusions subject to change.
  • Disruptions to itinerary may occur.
  • On day 4 there will be an opportunity to present gifts to those at Penduka Village, either brought from Australia or purchased locally - please discuss with your guide if you wish to participate in this. Recommendations for gifts include clothes and stationery for their children’s schoolwork such as books, pens and pencils.
  • If you’re interested in taking an optional scenic flight over the stunning Skeleton Coast, there is time in the afternoon on day 6 for you to do so. Please see your guide and optional tours list for more information.
  • We will spend two nights camping in Moremi National Park from day 16 – day 18. You must pack an overnight bag/pack for these nights as your luggage will stay in Maun. The campsite is basic with private outdoor bathroom facilities (bucket shower). Our tents are pitched in a common campsite and are not permanent; however, they are equipped with camp beds, mattresses, blankets, pillows, towels, a bedside table and paraffin lamp. We suggest that you bring a torch along with you to help navigate the campsite at night. There is no power supply so please ensure your batteries are fully charged before arrival.
  • As we cross into Zambia to complete the Victoria Falls Bridge walk on day 23, please ensure you take your passport. There are no visa requirements. You can take a small backpack/shoulder bag onto the bridge to allow you to store any valuables as well as your passport safely. The wearing of skirts should be avoided due to the harness required.

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“Well planned holiday”
- VIC, Australia Jul 2018 1 Helpful Vote

The trip was excellent. Jemma was outstanding in her attention to the details we required and every request was quickly acted upon.

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