Southern African Desert Rivers and Wildlife

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4.5 Based on 2 Reviews
  • COVID-19protected
  • Wildlife safaris and game drives
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  • duration 16 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 18+ years old
  • max group size 16
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Starts Windhoek, Namibia
  • Ends Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
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  • Be captivated by the magnificent Victoria Falls
  • Watch a magnificent sunrise from the top of the Sossusvlei sand dunes
  • Experience game drives in Etosha National Park
  • Experience the Okavango Delta by traditional canoe (mokoro)
The Southern African Desert Rivers and Wildlife tour starts in Windhoek and ends in Victoria Falls. The Southern African Desert Rivers and Wildlife is a wildlife safaris and game drives tour that takes 16 days taking you from Windhoek to Victoria Falls and through other destinations in Africa.

An exciting accommodated overland traverse through Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe (Victoria Falls). Travelling in a comfortable, custom-built safari vehicle and staying in well-appointed accommodation with plenty of local charm, this journey offers an abundance of stunning scenery, unique wildlife and cultural encounters. The vastness of both Namibia and Botswana become apparent with wide open spaces far outnumbering people. A shorter version of our African Wildlife Explorer trip, this overland journey commences from Windhoek, Namibia's capital city. Walk some of the highest sand dunes in the world at Sossusvlei; and enjoy cosmopolitan Swakopmund with its relaxed cafe culture and wide, tree-lined streets. Search for wildlife in the contrasting environments of Etosha National Park and the Okavango River before being enchanted by a Chobe River sunset and still more wildlife. The trip concludes in Zimbabwe with the unforgettable sight of tons of water hurtling over Victoria Falls into the chasm of the Zambezi Gorge.
4.5 - Excellent
Based on 2 reviews
  • Anonymous
  • On Jun 15 2019
5 - Excellent
“My friend and I had the trip of a lifetime as we explored the different landscapes and cultures of the various countries we visited while viewing all the wonderful animals and birds - sharing these sights with our excellent guides who bent over backwards to show us their beautiful country and all its delights.”
  • Anonymous
  • On May 28 2019
4 - Very Good
Very Good
“The tour fulfilled my expectations and was organised very nicely. As a person that does not take tours I was not quite sure what to expect but our guide was excellent. He was knowledgeable, an excellent driver and blessed with a good understanding of human nature. The accommodations were, on the whole, far better than I had expected. The food while far from brilliant was varied and generally acceptable with breakfast being the best meal of the day in terms of quality.”
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  • Day 1 : Windhoek
  • Day 2-3 : Sesriem and Sossusvlei (approx 510 kms/7 hrs drive)
  • Day 4-5 : Swakopmund (approx 380 kms/5 hrs drive)
  • Day 6 : Damaraland (approx 380 kms/7 hrs drive)
  • Day 7 : Etosha National Park (approx 220 kms/3 hrs drive)
  • Day 8 : Etosha National Park (150 kms)
  • Day 9 : Kavango River (approx 430 kms/6 hrs drive)
  • Day 10-11 : Okavango Delta (approx 320 kms/5 hrs drive; plus 2-3 hour boat trip)
  • Day 12 : Kwando River (approx 350 kms/5 hrs drive; plus 2-3 hour boat trip)
  • Day 13-14 : Chobe River (approx 250 kms/4 hrs drive)
  • Day 15 : Victoria Falls (approx 90 kms/3 hrs drive)
  • Day 16 : In Victoria Falls, trip concludes
  • 13 nights in 3-4 star hotels and lodges on a twinshare basis
  • 15 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 11 dinners
  • Private transport in custom built expedition vehicle
  • Okavango Delta excursions
  • English speaking local guide
  • 2 nights in 3-4 star permanent safari camp on a twinshare basis
  • Chobe River game cruise
  • Game drives and sightseeing as listed in itinerary
  • National park and conservation fees valued at US$55
  • International flights
  • Optional activities
  • Entrance into Victoria Falls National Park
  • All lunches and any dinners not noted in the itinerary
  • Bottled water, aerated and alcoholic drinks
  • Items of a personal nature such as phone calls, laundry, etc.
  • Airport and departure taxes
  • Visas
  • Travel Insurance
  • Airport transfers
  • Local cash payment of 2000 South African Rand payable to tour guide on day 1 of all trips
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Southern African Desert Rivers and Wildlife tour. You can cancel the tour up to 70 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 69 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 28 November 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 28 November 2021, a deposit of 1500 USD is required to confirm the tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 69 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Southern African Desert Rivers and Wildlife tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.


For this Southern African Desert Rivers and Wildlife tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

For Solo Travelers

A twin share room may not always be available for solo travelers as it depends on the final number of people on the tour. If you have picked twin share room while booking, and that option is not available, we will get back to you after booking. A single room might then be available against an additional fee.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • Smaller group sizes have been implemented on this tour to protect against COVID-19 and to ensure that the tour complies with local authorities’ guidelines.
  • Wearing a mask, hand washing and sanitizing has been implemented on this trip. Frequently touched surfaces are regularly disinfected. Hygiene safety measures and distancing will furthermore be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • A multitude of COVID-19 distancing measures have been implemented on this package tour to keep travellers safe.
  • This tour has obtained a COVID-19 CLEAN accreditation from Quality Tourism Australia.
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