Etosha, Kwando & Chobe Rivers, Namib Desert, Sesriem, Sossusvlei, Swakopmund, Windhoek
16 Days

Important Information

Namibia is a destination unlike any other in Africa. With its almost otherworldly dune landscapes, ancient deserts and incredible game viewing opportunities, Namibia is the ultimate African road trip destination for intrepid explorers.

COST & VALIDITY N$ 52 250.00 per person sharing
N$ 10 700.00 single supplement
1st November 2022 – 31st October 2023
WHAT TO BRING Comfortable shoes
Warm jackets
Sunhat and sunglasses
Sun cream
Personal belongings
Personal medication
IMPORTANT NOTE  Namibia emergency number: +264 81 127 0564
INCLUDED 15 overnights in the listed accommodations
15 breakfasts
12 dinners
vehicle hire with zero excess insurance option
one-way drop off fee of rental vehicle
detailed information pack with itinerary and route description
15% VAT
2% Tourism Levy
NOT INCLUDED all services not mentioned above
dinner in Swakopmund and Windhoek
transfer from Victoria Falls to Katima Mulilo Airport
all expenses of a personal nature
visa expenses
airport taxes
all beverages

Please note

Our proposal is subject to availability of the relevant accommodation establishments, pilot and aircraft.


Day 1

Nkasa Rupara National Park

Upon your arrival at the airport in Katima Mulilo you will be met by a representative of the car hire company. You will complete the necessary formalities and the handover of your rental vehicle before proceeding to the first establishment on your journey through Namibia, the Nkasa Lupala Tented Lodge. Upon your arrival, check-in at the lodge and spend the rest of the day at leisure.

Situated on the southern banks of the Zambezi River, the small town of Katima Mulilo serves as the capital of the Zambezi region. This riverside town is surrounded by lush vegetation, tropical birds and cheeky monkeys. Katima Mulilo is the service center for the Caprivi and serves as the commercial hub for the East Caprivi region. Visitors can enjoy an array of interesting attractions including the vibrant street market, where arts and crafts, such as traditional grass-woven baskets, wood carvings, clothes and jewelry, are sold.

Travel Distance: 135 km

Dinner, Bed & Breakfast



Day 2

Nkasa Rupara National Park

This day offers you the perfect opportunity to visit the Nkasa Rupara National Park. The lodge also has numerous activities on offer including game drives, boat cruises, combination game drives and boat cruises, village visits, walking safaris as well as night drives.

The Nkasa Rupara National Park, also known as Nkasa Lupala National Park and formerly Mamili National Park, lies in the southernmost corner of the eastern “leg” of Namibia, just above the border with Botswana. The largest wetland with conservation status in the country, the park boasts a biodiverse landscape of dense savannah, reed-lined rivers and lush marshes. It is also home to the highest concentration of buffaloes in the country, boasting over a thousand of these magnificent creatures. This wetland wildness is a sanctuary for a variety of wildlife such as elephant, reedbuck and red lechwe. Other commonly spotted wildlife include hippo, crocodiles, leopard, hyena, African wild dog, lion, roan antelope and an array of birdlife.

Dinner, Bed & Breakfast



Day 3

Nkasa Rupara National Park to Kwando River

After a delicious breakfast depart from the lodge and continue on your journey to the Namushasha River Lodge, which is situated close to Kongola. In the afternoon you could participate in one of the optional activities on offer such as an afternoon or sunset boat cruise on the Kwando River.

Kongola is located in the proximity of four perennial rivers. Visitors to Kongola can go on boat and fishing trips on the Kwando or explore the game parks nearby. There are also hikes during which visitors can enjoy the interesting vegetation and birdlife. Other sites of interest in the area include Mamili and Mudumu Parks, Lizauli Traditional Village and Mashi Craft Centre.

Meandering through the spectacular Caprivi Strip in northwest Namibia, the Kwando River rises from the central Angolan highlands forming the boundary between Namibia, Zambia and Angola. The area surrounding the Kwando River is known for its protected game reserves, national parks and wildlife sanctuaries. It offers excellent game viewing with the perennial waters of the river attracting plentiful wildlife including large herds of elephant, hippos, crocodiles, red lechwe, turtles, zebra, impala, spotted-necked otters and over 400 species of bird. Visitors can enjoy a relaxing stay at one of the many lodges set on the banks of the river and soak up the spectacular views of wild Africa. Popular activities include game viewing, bird watching, fishing, and camping.

Travel Distance: 59 km

Dinner, Bed & Breakfast



Day 4

Kwando River to Rundu

Continue driving through the Kavango Region of Namibia, on to Rundu. Here you are accommodated in the Hakusembe River Lodge.

The Kavango region lies in northeastern Namibia and includes the western part of the Caprivi Strip to the northeast. The region is largely separated from Angola by the magnificent Kavango River, which dominates the area and is essential to the local Kavango people’s survival. This magnificent river and the surrounding thickly wooded savannah provides a striking contrast with the other more arid areas of Namibia. Bordering the Kavango River is the Mahango Game Reserve. Visitors can look forward to exploring this impressive reserve, featuring riverine forests, broad floodplains, and majestic baobab trees. This pristine natural environment forms an ideal habited for an astonishing array of wildlife including large herds of elephant, a number of rare game species, and over four hundred species of bird.

Bordering Angola, on the banks of the Okavango River in northern Namibia, the town of Rundu serves as the capital of the eastern Kavango region. Rundu is renowned for its local woodcarvers market as well as the numerous woodcarvers’ huts dotting the side of the road. The town provides a great stopover to refuel for visitors heading to Katima Mulilo as well as an excellent base from which to explore the magnificent surrounding areas. Visitors to Rundu can enjoy the beautiful surrounds including the magnificent Popa Falls and Mahangu Game Reserve.

Travel Distance: 437 km

Dinner, Bed & Breakfast



Day 5

Rundu to Onguma Game Reserve

A highlight of any tour in Namibia is your destination for today. The Etosha National Park. After enjoying breakfast you will depart from Rundu and drive via Grootfontein and Tsumeb to the Onguma Game Reserve, which borders the eastern side of the Etosha National Park.

Unlike many destinations in Namibia, Grootfontein is extremely lush and fertile and in the summer months, purple Jacaranda trees create a riot of color around the town. It is best known for its proximity to the Hoba meteorite, one of the largest ever discovered on earth, located roughly 25 kilometers from the town center.

Tsumeb, the largest town in the Oshikoto region and the closest urban center to the renowned Etosha National Park, has been dubbed Namibia’s “gateway to the north”. It is also known for the famous Tsumeb mine, and as having the greatest number of minerals in one place in the world. The region is rich in exquisite semi-precious gemstones which can be seen in their full glory at the Tsumeb Museum. Visitors can stop in at the Arts & Crafts Centre, the Tsumeb Cultural Village, and the Old Mine, which documents Namibia’s rich history, before making their way to the famous Etosha. Don’t miss the opportunity to take in the towns’ raw and beautiful scenery in a different way: go skydiving with the Tsumeb Flying Club.

Travel Distance: 425 km

Dinner, Bed & Breakfast



Day 6

Onguma Game Reserve to Etosha National Park

Today you can spend the whole day enjoying self-guided game drives in the Etosha National Park while you make your way to the southern entrance gate near Okaukuejo.

In the late afternoon you will depart via the Andersons Gate and drive to the Taleni Etosha Village, which is located only 23 kilometers south of Okaukuejo.

Situated in northwestern Namibia, the Etosha National Park offers a premier game viewing experience. The park’s diverse vegetation ranges from dense bush to open plains attracting a variety of wildlife. Located in the heart of the park is the Etosha Pan – a shallow depression that covers an area of 5 000 square kilometers. Dry and shimmering for most of the year, the pans fill up with water after seasonal rains, making it the perfect habitat for wildlife. In the dry season, the wildlife is attracted to the perennial springs and waterholes that makes for excellent game viewing. Visitors can look forward to world-class game viewing including a variety of large mammals such as lion, elephant, leopard, rhino, zebra, giraffe, a diversity of birdlife such as flamingoes and pelicans.

Travel distance: 177 km

Dinner, Bed & Breakfast



Day 7

Etosha National Park

Spend another day in the Etosha National Park. If you prefer, you can book an optional guided game drive at the reception of the Taleni Etosha Village. Game drives are offered both in the morning and the afternoon.

Etosha Village is equipped with two open-view game viewing vehicles that take a maximum of 10 passengers per vehicle. Morning drives to Etosha National Park commence at approximately 06:30, depending on gate opening times which vary during seasonal changes. These trips last for approximately six hours and follow a route through the Anderson Gate to Okaukuejo and further on to various waterholes in a circular route back to Okaukuejo. There is also a stop-over at “Oliphant’s Bad” where guests are treated to light refreshments and have the opportunity to “stretch their legs” before continuing back to Okaukuejo where (weather permitting) they can spend a while watching the animals at the water hole. Etosha Village also offers afternoon drives and full day trips.

Dinner, Bed & Breakfast



Day 8

Etosha National Park to Twyfelfontein

Proceed to the Damaraland region of Namibia where you will spend the night at the beautiful Camp Kipwe. If you arrive on time, you can book the afternoon excursion to Twyfelfontein, where you will also have the opportunity to visit the Organ Pipes and the Burnt Mountain. This activity is optional and can be booked at the reception of Camp Kipwe.

This vast desert landscape is known as one of the most beautiful regions in Namibia. Huge, untamed and ruggedly beautiful, Damaraland is an exceptionally scenic landscape featuring open plains, ancient valleys and spectacular rock formations. The major attractions are the sacred Spitzkoppe, the Brandberg, Twyfelfontein, Vingerklip and the otherworldly Petrified Forest. Visitors can take in the dramatic vistas, catch a glimpse of the rare desert-adapted elephant, and enjoy spectacular stargazing in crystal-clear night skies from one of the many safari camps dotting Damaraland. Other popular activities include guided drives, nature walks and visiting the local communities. Don’t miss the opportunity to view the Damaraland’s world-famous ancient rock art.

The Organ Pipes are located near Twyfelfontein and a few kilometers to the Burnt Mountain in Damaraland, Namibia. It is a 100 meter long feature of unusual dolomite columns these rocks were formed by volcanic activity and after erosion, the rocks have remained in the form of organ pipes.

The Burnt Mountain is a small hill located near Twyfelfontein and just a kilometer from the Organ Pipes in Damaraland, Namibia. This national monument displays an intense variety of colors formed by volcanic activity interacting with organic material that transformed into a sedimentary bed over 125 million years ago.

Travel Distance: 318 km

Dinner, Bed & Breakfast



Day 9


Today you could participate in an optional nature drive in search of the famous desert-adapted elephants of Damaraland.

On the Elephant Nature Drive, guests are taken in an open-air 4×4 vehicle in search of Namibia’s desert-dwelling elephants, of which there is estimated to be about 600 left. Knowledgeable guides provide interesting information about the area and assist with spotting the elephants. A drive can last between 3 and 5 hours. As chances of seeing elephants are slimmer during the rainy season, guests are advised to check with the lodge in advance when booking this activity.

Dinner, Bed & Breakfast



Day 10

Twyfelfontein to Swakopmund

Upon your arrival in the coastal town of Swakopmund, check-in at the historical Hansa Hotel, which was originally built in 1905. You can spend the afternoon enjoying a stroll through the town and visiting the many interesting shops, or enjoying a walk on the beach of the Atlantic Ocean.

Set along Namibia’s spectacularly scenic coast, the seaside town of Swakopmund is known for its wide-open avenues, colonial architecture, and is surrounded by otherworldly desert terrain. Founded in 1892 as the main harbor for German South West Africa, Swakopmund is often described as being more German than Germany. Now a seaside resort town, Swakopmund is the capital of the Skeleton Coast tourism area and has plenty to keep visitors happy. The quirky mix of German and Namibian influences, adventure options, laidback atmosphere and cool sea breeze make it very popular Namibian destination. Visitors can look forward to a number of exciting activities including quad biking, horse riding, paragliding, fishing, sightseeing and fascinating desert tours.

Travel distance: 321 km

Bed & Breakfast



Day 11


Today is free for you to spend at leisure. There are countless optional activities offered in and around Swakopmund and Walvis Bay. These include sky-diving, tours into the Namib Desert, boat and catamaran cruises in Walvis Bay, camel rides, horse rides, quad bike tours and more.

Bed & Breakfast



Day 12

Swakopmund to Sossusvlei

Departing from the cool air of Swakopmund, you travel through the Namib Desert. Your destination is the well-known Sossusvlei area of Namibia.

The Namib Desert is the world’s oldest desert, and although it stretches along the entire length of Namibia’s coastline into southern Angola and even the Northern Cape Province of South Africa, the Namib commonly refers to the vast sea of sand extending from Lüderitz to Swakopmund. This vast expanse of breathtakingly beautiful sandy desert features remarkably varied scenery including the massive red dunes of the world-renowned Sossusvlei, the moonscapes of the Namib Naukluft Park, the stark beauty of the Atlantic Coast and a diversity of fauna and flora. This windswept, arid, ancient landscape is teeming with desert-adapted wildlife such as endemic chameleons, brown hyenas, gemsbok, jackals and seals along the coastline and a variety plant life including the famous Welwitschia plant, a unique living fossil.

Travel distance: 298 km

Dinner, Bed & Breakfast



Day 13

Sossusvlei and Sesriem

Today calls for early rising as you will visit Sossusvlei, this is best done just as the sun rises over this sea of sand. You can also visit the Sesriem Canyon afterwards, which can be explored on foot.

Located in the scenic Namib Naukluft National Park, Sossusvlei is where you will find the iconic red sand dunes of the Namib. The clear blue skies contrast with the giant red dunes to make this one of the most scenic natural wonders of Africa and a photographer’s heaven. This awe-inspiring destination is possibly Namibia’s premier attraction, with its unique dunes rising to almost 400 meters – some of the highest in the world. These iconic dunes come alive in morning and evening light and draw photography enthusiasts from around the globe. Sossusvlei is home to a variety desert wildlife including Oryx, springbok, ostrich and a variety of reptiles.

Sesriem Canyon, a deep chasm carved through the rocks by water, is a striking natural feature of the area that is best explored on foot. Stony walls rise up sharply on both sides of the canyon, while birds roost in its cracks and lizards dart along the ledges. The canyon’s name was coined when early settlers used it as a water source, using six lengths of leather (ses riem – six thongs) tied together to lower buckets into the water at the base of canyon.

Dinner, Bed & Breakfast



Day 14

Sossusvlei to Mariental

Enjoy a delicious breakfast at the Namib Desert Lodge. Afterwards, depart and drive via Maltahöhe and Mariental to the Bagatelle Kalahari Game Ranch. In the evening you would be doing yourself a favor to book the optional sundowner drive in the Kalahari.

Set on the edge of the Swartrand escarpment and serving as a popular stopover for visitors travelling to Sossusvlei and the Duwisib Castle, the village of Maltahöhe was established when the District Commissioner of 1899 decided that an outpost further west of the vast, Central Namibian district was required. Maltahöhe is home to the oldest hotel in the country, equipped with its original bar and serves as an excellent base from which to explore the scenic surrounding area including a local farm 35 kilometres north of the town that has an 800-hectare shallow pan that, after flooding, is carpeted by a blanket of colorful lilies for about a week before they are devoured by elephant-nosed beetles. Visitors can also look forward to viewing the imposing Dutch Reformed Church in the heart of the village, watching a concert by the local Ama Buruxa choir group, and enjoy a hearty traditional meal. Maltahöhe is the perfect spot to take a breather from the road and stock up on supplies before heading off again.

Situated in south central Namibia, fringing the Kalahari Desert, the city of Mariental lies along the Trans Namib railway and serves as the Hardap Region’s commercial and administrative capital. It provides an important petrol stop before heading west to Sesriem to view the red-orange dunes of Sossusvlei. Mariental is located close to the magnificent Hardap Dam, which is the largest reservoir in Namibia. The Hardap Irrigation Scheme has breathed life into this arid terrain, which is now fertile with farmlands covered in citrus, melons, lucerne, wine and maize, and dotted with ostrich farms. The dam is a popular holiday resort which draws city slickers from Windhoek and offers an array of watersports, scenic walks, and abundant wildlife in a 20 000-hectare nature reserve set on its western bank, where visitors can spot rhino, ostrich, antelope, springbok and a variety of bird species.

The Bagatelle Kalahari Game Ranch, situated near Mariental, offers guests an optional afternoon game drive. The activity includes a game drive in the reserve, viewing a variety of game such as giraffe, kudu, zebra, oryx, blue wildebeest and eland. Guests are able to experience breathtaking views of the reserve that has some of the highest dunes in the region, with views over the pan. The Kalahari has more than 150 bird species for guests who are bird enthusiasts. The well-known suricate, more commonly known as a meerkat can also to be seen. As the day draws to a close, guests are treated to a sundowner on the dune, complemented by refreshments and a Namibian snack, while enjoying a breathtaking sunset over the Kalahari.

Travel Distance: 340 km

Dinner, Bed & Breakfast



Day 15

Mariental to Windhoek

Your journey through our beautiful country will conclude in its capital, Windhoek. After checking in at the Hotel Thule, you can spend the rest of the day exploring Windhoek and its many interesting shops.

Situated in Central Namibia, the cosmopolitan city of Windhoek serves as the capital of the country. It is home to an international airport and a plethora of restaurants, shops, entertainment venues and accommodation options. The city is clean, safe and well-organized, with a colonial legacy that is reflected in its many German eateries and shops, and the widespread use of the German language. Windhoek has an interesting mix of historical architecture and modern buildings, many of which are worth a look, including the Alte Feste, the Christuskirche which was built in 1896, and the more contemporary Supreme Court.

Travel Distance: 263 km

Bed & Breakfast



Day 16


This morning you will deliver your rental car to the car rental company. Afterwards you will be transferred to the Hosea Kutako International Airport in time for your departure flight.

Travel Distance: 44 km

Nkasa Lupala Tented Lodge

Built on the banks of one of the many channels of the Kwando–Linyanti river system, this unique Namibian wetland paradise is located in the eastern Zambezi Region, commonly known as Mamili and was recently renamed Nkasa Rupara National Park. The lodge is located on the northern unfenced park border, in the Wuparo Conservancy that is part of the successful and award winning Namibian conservation program followed by IRDNC and WWF. The Nkasa Rupara National Park is famous for its large herds of elephants and buffaloes. It has a high population of game that attracts all the major predators. Feasting your eyes on lions, leopards and hyenas is a common phenomenon in this wetland paradise. Even Fish Eagles graces us with their presence. The park has more than 400 recorded bird species, making it a birdwatchers paradise throughout the year

Namushasha River Lodge

The Namushasha River Lodge is located 24 kilometers south of Kongola on the C49 in the Zambezi region of Namibia. Experience this Zambezi kingdom from 24 chalets dotted along the leafy river bank. Join the Caprivians in song and dance at the traditional heritage centre, salute wizened elephant giants in the Bwabwata National Park and glide through wild waterways. Revel in Namushasha gold.

Hakusembe River Lodge

Hakusembe River Lodge is located 16 kilometers west of Rundu on the B10 and is a lush green oasis on the banks of the Okavango River. Absorb river peace from one of the 20 chalets, hop aboard the Hakusembe River Queen, stroll to the cultural village or just relax on the deck listening to the soft symphony of feathered friends.

Onguma Bush Camp

The Onguma Bush Camp is ideal for families who would like to have a base from which they can explore the Etosha National Park. Upon your return to the lodge, relax and cool off around the swimming pool while watching a spectacular sunset. The children can run around on the lawns as this is an enclosed camp. Dinner is served in the dining area overlooking a large waterhole. Here you will be treated to an excellent combination of European and traditional African cuisine while watching the game coming to drink. The new water-level hide will provide hours of game viewing opportunities for guests.

Taleni Etosha Village

Affordable Luxury at Etosha National Park near Okaukuejo, situated only 2 kilometers from the Andersson entrance gate to Etosha National Park, the Etosha Village uniquely combines affordability with comfort, style and exquisite cuisine. The 45 luxury individual suites offer a fully air-conditioned bedrooms with an en-suite bathroom and a patio to enjoy the beauty that surrounds you. Two small children (under 12) can be accommodated with their parents on a fold-out sleeper couch in the unit. Facilities include an open-plan bar with big screen television, 2 sparkling pools plus a kiddie pool, a restaurant serving delectable cuisine as well as a fully stocked utility and curio shop. Explore Namibia’s animal kingdom with a morning or full day guided game drive to the Etosha National Park. Enjoy the walking trails on our reserve where various small game can be spotted from the lookout decks and hides. Sundowner drives and stargazing sessions allow guests to experience the magic of our sunsets and famous star studded skies.

Camp Kipwe

Camp Kipwe is an intimate and remote bush lodge located in Namibia’s arid yet starkly beautiful Twyfelfontein region, home to many ancient Bushman etchings. The 9 specially-designed rooms are unique and private, with an outdoor bathroom, thatched roofs and spectacular views over the surrounding area. A luxury thatched suite with a lounge equipped with air-conditioning, a satellite television, a double room with en-suite bathroom, laundry service and a mini-bar. Camp Kipwe offers guided nature walks around the Twyfelfontein Conservancy, as well as trips to see the Bushman etchings, the mysterious Organ Pipes and the Burnt Mountain. For a very special experience, an Elephant Nature Drive is a must-do; explore the terrain in search of these elusive desert-dwelling elephants who have adapted to the dry and sandy conditions of northern Namibia.

Hansa Hotel

Centrally situated, the hotel serves as the perfect getaway to all tourists amenities which Swakopmund and surrounding areas have to offer, from sand-boarding some of the highest dunes in the world to big game viewing in one of our country’s world-known game parks. Surrounded by local tour operators, aviation and safari offices and five minutes from the beach, the Hansa Hotel is perfect for the discerning traveler looking for an adrenaline filled holiday or merely a bit of relaxation.

Namib Desert Lodge

The Namib Desert Lodge is located 60 kilometers north of Sesriem on the C19. Set below striking fossilised dunes, the comfortable lodge provides a spectacular experience of ancient desert. 65 rooms, two swimming pools and a waterhole are surrounded by sandy splendour. Breathe in the grandeur on a sunset drive and feel the earth underfoot. Relax in the arms of the Namib.

Bagatelle Kalahari Game Ranch

The lodge lies on the edge of the southern Kalahari in the mixed tree and shrub Savannah. The ranch is characterized by huge red sands dunes running parallel, and in a northern-westerly to south-easterly direction. This “Spirit of Africa” atmosphere, coupled with service, delivered with graciousness and charm, in an unashamedly luxurious setting, will be the hallmarks of this establishment, providing excellent value and unforgettable memories for the discerning traveller.

Hotel Thule

Hotel Thule is an upmarket, 25 room hotel located 5 minutes from the city centre of Windhoek. It offers conference facilities and a boardroom, a lapa perfect for functions and special events, and a restaurant serving fine Namibian cuisine. Hotel Thule is renowned for its sundowners, being perched on a hilltop, thus offering stunning views over the city of Windhoek.

Banking Details

Account holder: Africa Focus Tours Namibia (Pty) ltd
Bank: Nedbank Namibia
Account number: 1100 0070 752
Branch code: 461 696
Swift code: NEDSNANX

Payment Terms

  • 20% Prepayment at time of booking.
  • Balance to be paid 60 days prior to travel.

Cancellation Terms

  • 90 – 45 days prior to travel: 20% (forfeit the deposit paid)
  • 44 – 30 days prior to travel: 30%
  • 29 – 15 days prior to travel: 40%
  • 14 – 08 days prior to travel: 60%
  • 07 days to No Show prior to travel: 100%

Special cancellation terms may apply for certain products and services.

Terms & Conditions

General Terms

  • The hotels mentioned in the itinerary will depend on availability at the time of making the booking. Should alternatives be used it would be of similar standard


See your doctor for advice in regards to vaccinations and malaria prophylaxis.

Travelling with Children

  • Parents travelling with children will be requested to provide an unabridged birth certificate (including the details of the child’s father as well as the mother) of all travelling children. This applies even when both parents are travelling with their children.
  • When children are travelling with guardians, these adults are required to produce affidavits from parents proving permission for the children to travel.
  • The above applies to foreigners and South Africans travelling to or from South Africa as well as travellers in transit.
  • Please note that the child must be the appropriate age (according to accommodation stipulated) at the time of travel
  • Unless otherwise specified, children under 12 years of age qualify as a child rate and over 12 years of age as an adult rate.


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