Project Description

Captivating Zambezi

9 Days

Windhoek to Kasane


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Discover the diverse African culture amongst abundant wildlife and thick riverine forests. Compare the wildlife in relatively dryer Etosha to the different game in the Zambezi. This safari is Africa at its most pure.

Captivating Zambezi
Languages Bilingual – English / German
Departure days Tuesdays
Classification Classic
Vehicle Minibus or coach
Group size 2-20 guests
Accommodation As specified
Meals 7 breakfasts , 1 lunch and 2 dinners
Entrance Fees
Etosha National Park; Hoba Meteorite, Mahango National Park; Chobe Flood Plain
As specified
24hrs Medical Evacuation Insurance
Optional Extras
Dinner supplement (day 1-7)
Excursions / activities on request
Excluded: all international / domestic flights and taxes • visas • travel and personal accident insurance • personal expenses • excursions / activities not specified • gratuities

Bilingual Departure Dates  

Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct
13,27 11 15 19 5,19 2,16 14,28 11,25 9,23 6,20 3,17,24 8,15
Special Discount / No Single Supplement, English Departures
Arrival flights on day of tour departure to be no later than 09h00.

Day 1-2 | Tuesday and Wednesday


Departing Windhoek we travel north to the Etosha National Park, famous for its abundant wildlife. We reach our camp located on the outside of the National Park in the late afternoon, where we can relax or experience the wellness centre. The next day is devoted purely to safari in the Etosha National Park, which surrounds the parched salt desert known as the Etosha Pan. The park is home to four of the ‘Big 5’ – elephant, lion, leopard and rhino. The abundant wildlife is largely focussed around the waterholes, ideal places to sit and watch over 114 different game species, or for an avid birder, in excess of 340 bird species.

Overnight at Mokuti Etosha Lodge – Breakfast.

Day 3 | Thursday


After breakfast we travel towards Namibia’s lush Kavango region with its magnificent woodlands and perennial rivers where you will see many of the traditional huts and homesteads still in popular use today. En route we stop at Hoba Meteorite, the world’s largest known meteorite. We continue to Rundu, known for its hand-made wooden crafts and clay pottery.

Overnight at Kaisosi River Lodge – Breakfast.

Day 4-5 | Friday and Saturday


Today we follow the route of the Okavango River into the Zambezi Region. Lush, green, riverine – the juxtaposition that makes Namibia the ‘land of contrasts’. The area is typified by perennial rivers and large forests of trees. We arrive at our lodge for the next two nights on the banks of the Okavango River. Optionally we can visit the Popa Falls or enjoy a late afternoon boat cruise on the river. The next day we explore the Mahangu National Park. Mahango has a high number of elephants, as well as fair numbers of antelopes which are scarce or not seen in other parts of Namibia such as roan and sable antelope, sitatunga, tsessebe and the red lechwe. The park is also an excellent destination for bird watching with over 400 species.

Overnight at Shametu River Lodge – Breakfast.

Day 6-7 | Sunday and Monday


We travel via the town of Katima Mulilo towards the border of Botswana where we reach the game rich Chobe floodplains. En route we visit a traditional village to learn more about the Caprivi people’s culture. Having enjoyed an optional sundowner on a river beach setting we return to the lodge for dinner. The next day we enjoy a guided canoeing excursion to experience the rich diversity of bird and wildlife of the Chobe River followed by a short bush walk before a light lunch is served (depending on current water levels of the Chobe River, which if too high a boat cruise will be offered). We return to the lodge either by boat or guided walk, experiencing the open African plains scattered with wildlife. The remainder of the day is at leisure enjoying the open space.

Overnight at Chobe River Camp – Breakfast and lunch.

Day 8 | Tuesday


We cross the border into Botswana and travel to Kasane where you are able to extend your holiday at a lodge bordering the Chobe National Park or continue with a transfer to Victoria Falls.


  • Join our Botswana Highlights tour via Victoria Falls, Chobe National Park, Makgadikgadi Pans, the Moremi Game Reserve and the Kalahari Desert back to Windhoek.
  • Transfers available from Kasane to Livingstone or Victoria Falls for our Victoria Falls extension package.
  • Extend your stay with the Okavango Delta package starting in Kasane.
  • Scheduled flights from Victoria Falls to to Windhoek or South Africa are available.

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