Honeybadger Tours takes you Namibia & Zimbabwe 17 days of perfection

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Windhoek

After arriving in Windhoek and settling into your guest house, you have the day to yourself where you can relax at the guest house, laze by the pool, visit the museum or take a stroll through town.

Dinner this evening in not included in the price of the safari and will be for the client’s own account

Day 2: Namib Desert

We travel out over the Eros Mountains and along scenic roads, on our way south-west to the desert. We also pass over part of the Naukluft Mountains the Khomas Hochland range on our journey today and head down from Namibia’s central plateau by way of the beautiful Remhoogte Pass. Coming out of the mountains we reach open plains and from here it is only a short distance to our next stop, the tiny town of Solitaire. We will stop here for some refreshments before continuing on through desert scenery

We cross some open grass savannah and farmlands before the terrain begins to give way to the immense red sand dune desert of the Namib. We aim to arrive at our camp during the late afternoon and watch the colours glow and change on distant mountains to the east.

Day 3: Namib Desert

A pre dawn start is essential this morning as we want to catch the soft light of the sunrise on the desert as we drive in. We will arrive at the entrance to the dunes on sunrise and then travel through the dune field as the sun is coming up. The light casts strong contrasts of colour on the edges of the dunes and offers stunning views from the dry river bed you travel through. We reach Sossusvlei itself by walking the last 5 km through the dunes. The walk is like nothing else, enjoying the changing light and coolness of the morning. Ancient mineral pans, stunted camel thorn trees and the chance of seeing a gemsbok or maybe an ostrich make the photo opportunities perfect.


We spend the morning in and around Sossusvlei, also visiting “dune 45”, and as the day wears on we return to Sesriem for lunch and to escape the heat of the afternoon. As the day cools off in the late afternoon we will take a short excursion to the Sesriem Canyon.

Day 4 - 5: Swakopmund

Waking up to the silence of the desert, we head off through the Namib-Naukluft Park. The lunar landscape appears, as we get closer to the coast. We continue our journey to the oasis town of Swakopmund, where you can simply relax on the beach or take part in the various adrenaline activities on offer. Evenings to be spent exploring the popular nightlife that Swakopmund has to offer.

Day 6: Twlyfelfontein

After two relaxing days in Swakopmund, we journey to Twlyfelfontein. We travel via the Cape Cross Seal Colony and along the notorious Skeleton Coast, with its shipwrecks and magnificent, desolate coastline. We camp at Twyfelfontein.

Day 7 – 8: Etosha National Park

We enjoy a morning guided tour of the largest concentration of bushmen rock art in Africa before heading for Etosha and take a tour of the Petrified Forest’ en-route to the Etosha National Park. Etosha is ranked as one of Africa’s great game parks and is home to a large population of animals, the saline Etosha pan stretches for 120 km and is a sanctuary for largest population of Black rhino in the word. Our days are spent game viewing, bird watching and taking in the superb scenery of this arid region. Our evenings are spent relaxing around the campfire or spotting game at the floodlit waterholes on the edge of the camp.

Day 9: Caprivi Strip

Leaving Etosha, we head northeast through the Caprivi Strip to Ngepi, our campsites on the banks of the famous Okavango River. This are lets you get back to nature and offers a chance to relax. Ngepi allows for a relaxing experience of the local cultures and living of traditional people of the Caprivi in Namibia.

Day 10: Tsodilo Hills Botswana

An early morning visit to a local Hambakushu village and the Mahango Game Reserve is featured as part of our exploration en-route to Tsodilo Hills. The Hills are one of the more rewarding destinations in Botswana, renowned not so much for wildlife, but for the extensive collection of the san people (Bushman / Basarwa) rock art paintings. Some 3 500 paintings have been identified. After an afternoon visit to some of the more accessible paintings you relax around your campfire, learn more about the area and the people who left such a fascinating legacy.

Day 11: Okavango Delta Base Camp Botswana

After an early breakfast you set out for walk (and some climbing) on one of the designated trails for 3 or 4 hours. This will allow you to see some of the more inaccessible and interesting paintings, whilst also allowing you to enjoy some breath taking scenery. You return to your campsite for a welcome lunch. This afternoon you have a short visit to the local san village, before leaving this magical area behind as we make our way to our base-camp on the banks of the Okavango River from where we will explore the waterways of the Okavango Delta.

Day 12 – 13: Okavango Delta Botswana

From camp we transfer by speedboats to Seronga, where we will be met by our local guides. Our time is spent exploring the pristine wilderness of the Delta in mokoros (traditional dugout canoes) and exploring the area on foot. We set up camp on an island in the Delta and enjoy the tranquil African bush.

Day 14: Caprivi Strip

We depart the Delta in the morning and our way back to our base camp by mokoros and speed boats before travelling back to Ngepi camp on the banks of the Okavango River.

Day 15: Chobe National Park

We depart Ngepi camp in the morning and head for the Chobe area via the Caprivi Strip, where we camp on the bank of the Chobe River. The afternoon is spent on a sunset cruise on the Chobe River.

Day 16: Victoria Falls

An early rise as we venture out on an open vehicle game drive into the Chobe National Park and departure into Zimbabwe via Kazungula.

Arrival and check-in at Amadeus Garden Lodge “Germany Owned Lodge”. Afterwards we visit the falls.

Victoria Falls, one of the Seven Wonders of the World, is the largest sheet of falling water. In full flood some 500 million litres of water cascade downwards at a speed of 100 meters per minute, causing a thunderous roar and towering columns of spray, hence the local name “mosi – u – tunya” meaning the smoke that thunders.

Dinner (Boma), bed and breakfast, Amadeus Garden Lodge.

Take a sundowner cruise or enjoy hordes of other adventure activities.

Day 17: Victoria Falls

Your trip will come to an end after breakfast!

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