Botswana, Zimbabwe & Namibia Adventure Tour
Botswana, Zimbabwe & Namibia Adventure Tour

Botswana, Zimbabwe & Namibia Adventure Tour

19 days

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Explore Southern Africa, including Botswana, Zimbabwe, and Namibia

Southern Africa has it all: animals, otherworldly scenery, friendly locals, and must-visit locales. Soak up the best of Southern Africa on the 19-Day Botswana, Zimbabwe, and Namibia Tour.

From open-vehicle game drives to elephant-studded resorts, the 19-Day Botswana, Zimbabwe, and Namibia Tour is a dream for animal enthusiasts. Between glimpses of hippos and leopards, explore towns and villages rich with history and charm.

At each stop on this Botswana, Zimbabwe, and Namibia Tour, you’ve got the freedom to choose your own adventures. Sandboard down the red dunes of Namibia, or paraglide through the skies. Let the mist of Victoria Falls cool your face, or sample local cuisine at family-run restaurants. Stroll through quaint villages like Windhoek, where trinkets and souvenirs glitter from every window. Spot dolphins off the coast and learn local traditions from Bushmen- the 19-Day Botswana, Zimbabwe, and Namibia Tour offers it all.

Highlights of the Botswana, Zimbabwe & Namibia Adventure Tour

Explore the premier national parks and game reserves of Southern Africa to find native wildlife.
Wake up and look out your window to see elephants roaming freely past.
Explore the vast, rushing Victoria Falls on a guided boat tour.
Enjoy beautiful resorts and scenic, historical towns from the open desert dunes to the warm seaside.

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Panoramic view of giraffes in Botswana, Zimbabwe & Namibia Adventure Tour

Botswana, Zimbabwe & Namibia Adventure Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Meet in Windhoek and Kalahari North

Welcome to Namibia! You’ll be met at the airport in Windhoek and then driven to Gobabis, in the Kalahari North area. The expansive Kalahari desert covers seven countries, and this portion of it is covered in acacia trees, rivers, and diverse flora and fauna. You’ll enjoy a welcome dinner and then have the evening to yourself to relax.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Gobabis
Meals: Dinner

Day 2 Bushmen walk and Maun

The first day of your Southern African tour starts with a walk with the local Bushmen. You’ll learn about their culture and traditions before departing Namibia. A stop in Ghanzi gives you the chance to have lunch before departing for Botswana. You’ll spend the night in Maun, a scenic city on the Thamalakane River.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Maun
Meals: Breakfast

Day 3 Moremi Game Reserve

After breakfast, you’ll be whisked away on a small charter plane to the Moremi Game Reserve, one of the most beautiful game reserves on the continent. Spend the day enjoying the lush delta and the animals within, either on foot or on a small mokoro boat. You can tailor your game viewing experience to find the animals of your choice, and optionally end the day with a boat cruise or wilderness camping. Today is all about African nature and enjoying it exactly as you please!
Overnight Location: Game lodge in Moremi
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Day 4 Moremi Crossing

Day 4 of your tour of Southern Africa allows you to fully enjoy Moremi Crossing. Between game walks, bush walks, picnics, boat cruises, and camping, you can pick and choose how you enjoy this unforgettable location.
Overnight Location: Game lodge in Moremi
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Day 5 Travel to Nata

After breakfast, you’ll depart Moremi Crossing and hop a quick flight to Maun. Then, you’ll be driven to Nata. This village is along the “game drive route”, so keep your eyes out the window on the way. Nata is the ideal base from which to enjoy the Makgadikgadi Pans. You’ll spend the night at an elephant lodge, which is a local treat!
Overnight Location: Hotel in Nata
Meals: Breakfast

Day 6 Elephant Sands and Nata

Today, you’re free to enjoy everything that Elephant Sands and Nata offers. Spend the day watching local elephants, take a dip in the pool, catch some sun, or head out for a boat tour along the river. No matter what you choose to do, it’s sure to be a fantastic day.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Nata
Meals: Breakfast

Day 7 Victoria Falls

Today you’ll be treated to one of the natural wonders of the world! You’ll briefly cross into Zambia to enjoy the impressive Victoria Falls. See the falls in style with a guided tour, ensuring you don’t miss an inch of this unfathomable sight.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Victoria Falls
Meals: Breakfast

Day 8 Victoria Falls

Didn’t quite get enough of Victoria Falls yesterday? Today you’re free to enjoy the falls and the surrounding town as you please. There are some optional activities available, like sunset cruises, luxury yacht cruises, a tour of the township, village tours, and even helicopter flights over Victoria Falls. Choose your ideal adventure and enjoy!
Overnight Location: Hotel in Victoria Falls
Meals: Breakfast

Day 9 Kasane and Chobe National Park

Day 9 of your tour of Southern Africa takes you to Botswana. Say goodbye to the falls before a drive to Kasane, a pretty town right next to Chobe National Park. The fun part? There are no boundaries between towns and the park, so the local elephants and hippos are often seen roaming around town. In the afternoon, you can choose between an open-air game drive in the park or an afternoon boat cruise.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Kasane
Meals: Breakfast

Day 10 Choice of activities in Kasane

Today, you’ve got more time to enjoy lovely Kasane. Whether it’s game drives, boat cruises, or lounging by the pool of your hotel, the day is yours. Have fun and keep an eye out for the local elephants!
Overnight Location: Hotel in Kasane
Meals: Breakfast

Day 11 Divundu & Okavango River

The next leg of your South African tour takes you to Divundu, a small village on the banks of the Okavango River. It provides easy access to nearby fishing areas, game parks, nature reserves, and more. The evening today can be spent on a sundowner cruise, birdwatching (there are 330 local species!), or tracking down some of the wildlife in the area.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Divundu
Meals: Breakfast

Day 12 Tsumeb

After a great day in Divundu, it’s time to depart for Tsumeb. This is the closest city to the incredible Etosha National Park, the “gateway to the north” of Namibia. This town is packed with history, so consider making a stop in at the Arts & Crafts Centre, the Cultural Village, the Old Mine, or the Tsumeb Museum. Then, you can spend the evening on a boat cruise to Popa Falls, a stunning area of waterfalls nearby.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Tsumeb
Meals: Breakfast

Day 13 Etosha South Game Drive

The day starts with a trip to Etosha National Park, where you’ll be treated to a game drive to spot giraffe, elephant, rhino, and more. Once you’ve seen the local game, it’s off to the beautiful safari lodge where you’ll spend the night.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Etosha
Meals: Breakfast

Day 14 Game Drive & Otjiwarongo

Didn’t quite tick all the animals off your list yesterday? Spend the morning on an open-vehicle game drive in Etosha before you have to depart for Otjiwarongo in the afternoon. This little town is a peaceful spot with a fabulous craft market. Stop by the Crocodile Ranch to get nice and close to- you guessed it- crocodiles.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Otjiwarongo
Meals: Breakfast

Day 15 Swakopmund & Namibian Coast

This morning, say goodbye to Otjiwarongo as you depart for Swakopmund. This seaside town is your introduction to the beautiful coast of Namibia. The colonial architecture, quirky shops, heavy German influence, and surrounding desert make it an unforgettable locale. Biking, horseback riding, paragliding, sightseeing tours, and more are available here.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Swakopmund
Meals: Breakfast

Day 16 Choice of activities in Swakopmund

Day 16 in Southern Africa is another opportunity to pick and choose exactly what you want to do. There are tons of activities to choose from, but some of the options include dolphin cruises, desert tours, sandboarding on the dunes, quad biking, and coastline cruises. Tough choices!
Overnight Location: Hotel in Swakopmund
Meals: Breakfast

Day 17 Travel to Sossusvlei

Today you’ll be travelling across Namibia to the Sossusvlei area, a place very well-known for its dramatic red sand dunes. Photographers and tourists come from all over the world to see this premier attraction.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Sossusvlei
Meals: Breakfast

Day 18 Explore Sossusvlei

It’s an early morning to start the last day of your South African tour. You’ll begin the day with an exploratory tour of Sossusvlei in a 4X4, and if you choose, you’re welcome to summit the Deadvlei dune for one of the best views in the area. Then, it’s back to Windhoek for the night.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Windhoek
Meals: Breakfast

Day 19 Departure

Your expansive tour of Botswana, Zimbabwe, and Namibia is over all too soon. After a morning of souvenir shopping, it’s off to the airport to start your travels home. Farewell!
Overnight Location: None
Meals: Breakfast

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Botswana, Zimbabwe & Namibia Adventure Tour Price and Dates

Pricing for this guided tour of Southern Africa depends on whether you choose to join an existing group on a specific date or if you prefer a custom tour for your group only.

The 19-Day Botswana, Zimbabwe, and Namibia Tour is available from January to the end of October. The best time to visit Southern Africa is during the dry season, which is between May and October. Expect cooler weather between June and August and more heat towards September and October.

Prices of Private Guided Botswana, Zimbabwe & Namibia Adventure Tour

Have your own private tour with just your group! Prices below are per person:

  • Guided Groups of 2: $10,495 USD per person
  • Guided Groups of 3-4: $8,250 USD per person
  • Guided Groups of 5-6: $6,750 USD per person
  • Guided Groups of 7-8: $5,875 USD per person
  • Guided Groups of 9: $5,475 USD per person
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Accommodation on the Botswana, Zimbabwe & Namibia Adventure Tour

This tour is based in 2- 4-star hotels and game lodges. The hotels offer comfortable rooms with great locations. Rooms are double occupancy, and single travellers will pay a supplement.

In some cases, the accommodation listed below may need to be substituted for other, comparable accommodations.

Single Rooms and Solo Travelers
You can pay a supplement of $220 USD to have a private room in a hotel. Contact us and we can try and match single travellers up where possible

Hotels on Standard Tour

Zelda Game & Guest Farm in Kalahari North ★★★

The Zelda Game Lodge is set on an authentic cattle range. The rooms offer ensuite bathrooms and a charming atmosphere.

Sedia Riverside Hotel in Maun ★★★

This hotel offers cozy rooms with air conditioning, ensuite bathrooms, and pool access.

Moremi Crossing at Moremi Game Reserve ★★★★

This lodge is luxurious, with a stunning setting on the floodplains. The rooms offer ensuite bathrooms and individual verandahs.

Elephant Sands Lodge in Nata ★★★★

Elephant Sands is a paradise for elephant lovers, with roaming elephants between tents (which are safely elevated from the ground). The amenities are fantastic and the rooms pleasant.

The Kingdom Hotel in Victoria Falls ★★★

The Kingdom offers private balconies, flatscreen TVs, a pool, and beautiful rooms that may include private decks.

Thebe River Lodge in Kasane ★★★

The Thebe River Lodge offers clean rooms with lots of space, a tasty restaurant, and very kind staff.

Rainbow River Lodge in Divundu ★★★

This lodge offers ensuite chalets, some of which enjoy a beautiful river view. The birdwatching is excellent and the atmosphere is serene.

Kupferquelle Resort in Tsumeb

This resort is in the heart of Tsumeb, and the chalets are comfortable and clean. The property offers an Olympic-sized pool and lovely scenery.

Toshari Lodge in Etosha South ★★★

The Toshari Lodge boasts beautiful rooms, a great swimming pool, and wonderful scenery. The restaurant is known to be well worth a stop.

C’est si Bon Hotel in Otjiwarongo ★★★

This hotel has well-equipped rooms, beautiful gardens, a great pool, and a nice restaurant. The thatched roof of the main lodge is done in traditional Namibian style.

Swakopmund Hotel & Entertainment Centre in Swakopmund ★★★★

The Swakopmund Hotel is a historic site with beautiful rooms, offering large ensuite bathrooms, intricate decorations, and plenty of amenities.

Hammerstein Lodge in Sossusvlei ★★

Hammerstein Lodge offers simple, clean rooms with spacious bathrooms, a nice pool, and friendly staff. It’s located near Sossusvlei for easy access.

Town Lodge in Windhoek ★★★

Town Lodge offers comfortable rooms and the grounds offer a pool, air conditioning, and laundry service.

What’s Included in the Botswana, Zimbabwe & Namibia Adventure Tour?

Meals

18 breakfasts, 2 lunches, and 3 dinners are included. Snacks, tea, coffee, and alcoholic beverages are included on day 3 & 4.

Accommodations

Accommodation for 18 nights is included.

Transportation during the Tour

Included transfers:

  • Personal and luggage transfer to and from the airport
  • Personal and luggage transfer during the tour
  • Flights to and from Maun

Also Included

  • Morning Bushmen walk
  • Activities at Moremi Crossing
  • Guided tour of Victoria Falls and park fee
  • Game drive in Etosha National Park and park fee
  • Dune transfer in Sossusvlei and entrance fee
  • Guided drive through Windhoek
  • English-speaking guide

Not included

  • Travel insurance
  • Travel to and from Windhoek
  • Lunches and dinners or drinks and snacks not previously mentioned
  • Tourist taxes if applicable
  • Visas if required
  • Personal equipment

Optional Extras

  • Additional activities and excursions
  • Single room supplements
  • Solo traveller supplements
  • Any additional nights before or after tour

Frequently Asked Questions about Botswana, Zimbabwe & Namibia Adventure Tour

Highline Tours and Travel is a tour operator that explores exotic destinations: South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, East Africa, Mozambique, to name a few. They offer phenomenal safari, activity and adventure, and romantic getaway tours that will undoubtedly leave a vivid, lasting memory.

The tour guides for Highline Tours and Travel have a magical way of elevating tours from lovely to personable and memorable. They believe in creating a dynamic, encouraging, and fun environment.

Highline Tours and Travel’s vision is to provide the best holiday possible for all clients in hopes that they will become ambassadors for the stunning African continent.

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Is this tour for me?

We rate this tour as a 1 / 5. The included excursions are not physically demanding, and the optional add-on excursions can be relaxed or demanding depending on what each guest desires.

Local Guide

Machiel Breedt, Highline Tours and Travel
Machiel Breedt
South Africa, Namibia, Botswana

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