Overview

Flight - 1 night
Erindi Game Reserve - 2 nights
Etosha National Park - 2 nights
Rundu - 1 night
Mahango National Park - 2 nights
Kwando River - 2 nights
Chobe National Park - 2 nights
Victoria Falls - 2 nights 
Flight - 1 night

Wild Namibia

Discover the Caprivi Strip, a lush region of Namibia defined by its major rivers and abundant wildlife, cross into Botswana’s Chobe National Park and Zimbabwe’s iconic and majestic Victoria Falls

Sossusvlei? Check! The Fish River Canyon? Check! Swakopmund? Check! Why not explore Namibia’s wildlife from a different perspective.

In northern Namibia lies the Caprivi strip (now known as Zambezi region), a less travelled part of Namibia far removed from the rest of the country. Stretching east along the top of Botswana, the area provides a fascinating contrast to the rest of the country as it has lush vegetation and diverse wildlife. The Okavango and Kwando Rivers snake across the strip giving rise to waterfalls and swamps.

At Rundu on the Okavango River, you can laze on the riverside and spot crocs and hippos doing pretty much the same! Mahango National Park is characterised by riverine forests, flood plains and magnificent baobabs, providing a refuge for water-loving species that can’t survive in other areas of Namibia as well as being rich in game with many antelope species, elephant, hippos, crocodiles, buffalo and lion. Neighbouring Bwabwata National Park has extensive savannah, ancient Kalahari woodland, lily studded wetlands and abundant game.

Caprivi is well-known for its birdlife, its habitats supporting over 500 resident and migratory species, including some endemic species. The ruby-coloured carmine bee-eater is a highlight, nesting in great colonies along the chalky riverbanks.

The best time to visit depends on what you want from your time in the Caprivi. The southern hemisphere winter (June-August) offers cooler temperatures and drier days, while the rainy summer months (November-January) are best for birding. Game-viewing is at its best in September and October, when the lack of water elsewhere forces wildlife to flock to the rivers for survival.

The Caprivi panhandle serves as the easiest access route connecting the main body of Namibia with Botswana’s Chobe National Park and Victoria Falls. Chobe boasts the largest herds of elephants and is one of the great wildlife destinations, and ending this trip at Victoria Falls adds another highlight to this incredible and adventurous journey.

Key Features

Wildlife & Natural Wonders
New Safari
Jules Verne Sightseeing 
5-Star Historic Hotels
Local Expert Guides 
Guaranteed Departure
Group Size: 3 - 6

Day 1 Fly overnight from London Heathrow via Johannesburg to Windhoek.

Day 2 Transfer to Erindi Game Reserve for two nights at Old Traders Lodge. Afternoon at leisure. (D)

Day 3 Morning & afternoon game drives. (B, D)

Day 4 Travel to Etosha National Park (4 hrs) for two nights at Mokuti Etosha Lodge. Afternoon game drive. (B, D)

Day 5 Full-day game drive in Etosha. (B, D)

Day 6 Travel to Rundu (4 hrs). Afternoon boat cruise on the Okavango River. Overnight at Taranga Safari Lodge. (B, D)

Day 7 Travel to Mahango National Park. Sundowner boat cruise. Two nights at Shametu River Lodge. (B, D)

Day 8 Morning game drive at Mahango NP. Afternoon visit to Popa Falls. (B, D)

Day 9 Visit a traditional village and continue to Bwabwata National Park on the Kwando River. Afternoon boat cruise. Two nights at Lianshulu Bush Lodge. (B, D)

Day 10 Morning game drive. Free afternoon. (B, D)

Day 11 Travel to Chobe National Park (3 hrs) and transfer to Chobe Marina Lodge, on the Chobe River. Afternoon at leisure. (B, D)

Day 12 Early morning open-vehicle game drive in Chobe National Park and afternoon boat cruise on the Chobe River. (B, D)

Day 13 Travel to Victoria Falls for two nights at the 5-star Victoria Falls Hotel, a member of the exclusive ‘Leading Hotels of the World’. (B)

Day 14 Morning guided walk of the Falls. Sunset cruise on the Zambezi River. Optional helicopter flight over the falls (12 mins, £150). (B)

Day 15 Transfer to Victoria Falls airport for your overnight return flight to London via Johannesburg. (B)

Day 16 Arrive Heathrow.

  • B - Breakfast
  • L - Lunch
  • D - Dinner
 

Notes

The group is led by a driver/guide and while distances are long, road conditions are a little bumpy and dusty but generally good. 
Travel and game drives by 4x4 land cruiser with open-top option exclusive to Jules Verne for a maximum of 6 guests (Windhoek to Chobe)

Notes

On occasion, alternative hotels/lodges on the same standard may be substituted.

2020

per person in a twin/double room
British Airways from Heathrow

Date Price
April 14 £5295
May 12 £5395
June 16 £5495
July 9 £5695
August 19 £5895
September 8 £5895
October 15 £5695
November 1 £5595

Supplements per person

Single Supplement

Single supplement £695

Flight Options

British Airways Club World from £3995

Optional Excursions

Helicopter flight over Victoria Falls £150

Extension Options

Extension – Hwange
3 nights £395
Single supplement £125

Privately Guided

Add £995 per person

Independent Arrival

Save £900
Arrival & departure transfer with group included

Price Includes
Air travel and taxes, transfers, 13 nights’ accommodation, breakfast daily, 11 dinners, itinerary as described, services of driver/guide and local representatives. If our specially negotiated airfares are unavailable at the time of booking, a supplement may apply.

Not Included
Travel insurance, overseas airport taxes, optional excursions, visa procurement, tipping, any government taxes or compulsory charges introduced after publication.

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