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African Safari: 23 Days Namibia & Botswana

Women only African Safari

This African Safari kicks off at the stunning Victoria Falls in Livingstone. From here we continue on to Namibia, a land of huge vistas and ever-changing scenery that will take your breath away. We stay within the wonderful, sweeping landscapes of the Etosha National Park, where we do game drives to see all the animals - giraffe, zebra, impala, elephants and more.

Continuing on to the Skeleton coast to a huge seal reserve, then on to Twyfelfontein we visit a petrified forest and ancient Bushman rock art. In Swakopmund, an old German settlement, we spend a day enjoying the cafes, great shops, and wonderful food.

In the Okavango Delta we are poled in mokoro canoes through the reeds and stay on an island where we take sunrise and sunset walks to see animals grazing in the beautiful light of the day.

Our final days are spent in Chobe National Park where we take a boat cruise - see hippos, crocs and elephants in the water, and buffalo and kudu on land. We stay in both beautiful lodges and camp in stunning locations, with swimming pools, bars and shops.

The sunsets will take your breath away, the animals will leave you in awe and the ever-changing scenery will remain in your memory forever. There is no doubt that an African safari is a life-changing experience!

African Safari Highlights

African Safari, Namibia and Botswana
  • Exciting game drives in various game reserves and parks, including the famous Etosha National Park and Chobe National Park - see beautiful, majestic African animals in the wild
  • Visit the spectacular Victoria Falls and take a scenic flight over them. Later have a long, cool drink at the Royal Livingstone Hotel on the banks of the Zambezi River
  • See ancient Bushman rock art and a petrified forest
  • Dine out on delicious seafood and shop til you drop in Swakopmund
  • Drive along the stunning Skeleton Coast to Cape Cross Seal Reserve
  • Let's just say the changing Namibian landscapes will take your breath away!
  • Visit the beautiful, huge, sweeping sand dunes of Sossusvlei
  • Camp in beautiful places, live it up in the odd luxury lodge! Swimming pools and bars available at most places
  • Take a canoe ride through the reeds of the Okavango Delta and stay in an island for the night - we do a walking safari to view game in the morning, swim in the Delta and there is a little surprize for us at night!
  • Enjoy a spectacular scenic flight over the beautiful Okavango Delta, the wide plains of Africa below you
  • Cruise along the Chobe river at sunset and see crocs, hippos, buffaloes and elephants enjoying the water

Trip Itinerary

African safari

Day 1, Livingstone, Zambia

On arrival in to Livingstone, you will be met by your tour leader, and transferred to your hotel. Afternoon at leisure. This evening get to know your fellow travellers over dinner. (Accommodated)

sundowners at the fabulous Royal Livingstone Hotel

Day 2, Livingstone, Zambia

Today we will visit the spectacular Victoria Falls, viewing them from the various lookout points in the park.

In the afternoon you will have time to do any optional activities such as a flight above the Falls, Jet boat ride down the Zambezi, or maybe go for a sundowner drink at the fabulous Royal Livingstone Hotel on the banks of the Zambezi river. (Accommodated)

Giraffe beside Zambezi River

Day 3, Zambia - Namibia

Boarding the safari truck this morning, we set off across the border into Namibia and stay at The Zambezi Lodge campsite located right on the banks of the mighty Zambezi River, only a short stroll in to the lively town of Katima Mulilo. (Camping - possible to upgrade to accommodation)

Day 4, Caprivi strip, Namibia

Today, drive through the Caprivi Strip, a narrow protrusion of Namibia bordered by Botswana, Angola and Zambia.

The area is rich in wildlife and mineral resources and has been the subject of many a dispute over ownership. Overnight at the Sarasungu River Lodge campsite. (Camping - possible to upgrade to accommodation)

African safari Etosha National Park

Day 5, Etosha National Park

We stop at Grootfontein in the morning for supplies before heading to Etosha National Park. Etosha is a vast reserve of over 20,000 sqkm. Wildlife is abundant - a haven for 93 mammal species and 340 bird species!

After setting up camp at Namutoni Rest Camp we will head out on an afternoon game drive. (Camping - possible to upgrade to accommodation)

African Safari, zebra at water hole

Day 6, Etosha National Park

Depart early in the morning for a game drive and a visit to the Etosha Pan, a flat saline desert 130km long by 50km at its widest. After lunch, enjoy a swim at Halali Rest Camp.

We spend the afternoon game driving before stopping at Okaukuejo Rest Camp where we will be staying for the next two nights. Okaukuejo has a fantastic floodlit water hole where you can observe the game coming to drink at all hours of the night.

Elephant and Rhino are regular visitors to this water hole. (Camping - possible to upgrade to accommodation)

women only African safari, elephant at watering hole

Day 7, Etosha National Park

Up early this morning for a game drive in the Park before returning to Okaukuejo for lunch.

You can spend the rest of the day relaxing by the pool, shopping for souvenirs at the shop or gameviewing at the water hole - maybe even go out on an afternoon game drive. (Camping - possible to upgrade to accommodation)

6000 year old rock engravings, Twyfelfontein

Day 8 …near Twyfelfontein

This morning we'll drive to Outjo to stop for supplies before continuing on to Twyfelfontein to see the 6000 year old rock engravings.

After a few nights camping it's time for some luxury accommodation - you'll love this night in a very special African lodge. (Accommodated)

Women only African Safari, Cape Cross Seal Reserve

Day 9, Swakopmund

Driving through the Skeleton Coast Park we stop at the Cape Cross Seal Reserve, home to over 80,000 seals. Continue on to Swakopmund Rest Camp where we will spend the next two nights in chalets.

In the evening you can go and try the local restaurants - the seafood here is cheap and delicious, but you might like to try a Springbok steak for a change! (Accommodated)

Women only African Safari, Swakopmund

Day 10, Swakopmund

It's your free day! Swakopmund is a lovely seaside resort town with a German village feel to it.

The Namib Desert around the town is the number one draw card offering countless exhilarating activities such as sand boarding, scenic flights, Shanty town tours and hot air ballooning.

We recommend you take a tour of the local township to see how the locals live. The shopping in Swakopmund is wonderful too! (Accommodated)

Women only African Safari, Namib Desert Park

Day 11, Mirabib Camp, Namib Desert

Today we drive past Walvis Bay then out into the Namib Desert Park and camp at Mirabib, a huge granite rock.

There is evidence of nomadic people as long as 9000 years ago used this site as shelter. This is a great place to sit around an evening fire and look at the stars in the desert sky. (Camping)

giant sand dunes at Sesriem and Sossusvlei

Day 12, Sesriem Dunes

We drive through to the giant sand dunes at Sesriem and Sossusvlei today.

You can take a walk up Dune 45 or a 4WD trip into Sossusvlei, a large pan set amid red sand dunes towering over 200 metres above the valley floor.

We will stay at The Sesriem Campsite tonight. (Camping)

Women only African Safari, Windhoek

Day 13, Windhoek

An easy drive in to Windhoek, the capital of Namibia. This small, clean city is located in a basin between the Khomas Highland, Auas and Eros Mountains and is 1,680m above sea level.

With German-influenced architecture and a European café culture, it is a pleasant place to enjoy an evening out. Dining out at your own expense. (Accommodated)

Women only African Safari, Ghanzi, Botswana

Day 14, Ghanzi, Botswana

It's a reasonably big day driving into Botswana across the northern fringes of The Kalahari today. Overnight at Ghanzi. (Accommodated)

Day 15, Maun

We arrive in Maun today and prepare everything for our trip into The Okavango Delta. Maun is the hub of the Delta safari industry and quite a bustling town with shopping centres and hotels.

It still retains its raw edge with local tribesmen bringing cattle to sell, antelopes grazing the quiet river banks, and donkeys and goats wandering the main road. (Accommodated)

Women only African Safari, dugout canoe trip

Day 16 & 17, Okavango Delta, Maun

The Okavango Delta is a natural wetland where the Okavango River fans out into the largest inland delta in the world. Explore the myriad of waterways and stunning scenery on foot and by mokoro (dugout canoe).

Hippo, crocodile, buffalo and elephant are at home here, as are numerous species of bird. We camp on river islands and enjoy the serenity amongst the swamps, lily pads and swaying delta grasses. (Camping and accommodated)

Women only African Safari, lions

Day 18, Maun

Full day safari to view game - giraffes, zebra and maybe even lions - in the delta today.

Drive out of the Delta and return to Maun for the night. (Accommodated)

Women only African Safari, Nata

Day 19, Elephant Sands

The distance between Maun and Kasane is huge so today we break the journey halfway at Nata - a town located on the edge of the Makgadikagadi Pans.

Our fantastic campsite is situated next to a water hole where elephants come for a drink any time day and night. Sit round the camp fire and watch them walk right by! There is also a bar and swimming pool to relax by. (Camping - possible to upgrade)

Women only African Safari, Chobe Safari Lodge campsite

Day 20, Chobe National Park, Botswana

Continue on to Kasane where we will be based at the amazing Chobe Safari Lodge campsite for the next two nights.

You might just find warthogs, monkeys and mongoose wandering through the camp! (Camping - possible to upgrade to accommodation)

African safari, boat cruise on the Chobe River

Day 21, Chobe National Park, Botswana

Chobe National Park is the second largest national park in Botswana and covers a mere 10,566 sq kms! It also has one of the greatest concentrations of elephant found on the African continent.

Its uniqueness in the abundance of wildlife and the true African nature of the region, offers a safari experience of a lifetime.

This morning we will be game driving, followed by a 3-hour afternoon boat cruise on the Chobe River. (Camping - possible to upgrade to accommodation)

Women only African Safari, hippo

Day 22, Livingstone, Zambia

We leave Botswana and cross back to Zambia on the Kazungula ferry. It is only a short drive back to Livingstone where we spend the last night reminiscing about a memorable trip. (Accommodated)

Women only African Safari, the last day of our amazing African adventure!

Day 23, Livingstone, Zambia

Sadly, it is the last day of our amazing African adventure!

They say that once you have been to Africa, it will always claw at your heart to come back....What a life-changing, unforgettable trip it has been!

Next trip to be advised . . . . .

Nevena, Australia

The trip was fabulous; its memories will stay with me for a long time. I realised that our trip was fun in so many ways and making new friends, having new experiences was as important as what we saw. We loved our time on tour, what we saw, what we did and we even converted some people to becoming new ginaholics! Lovely. (Namibia/Botswana 2014, and previously Kenya/Uganda and Morocco)

Nevena, Australia

"I have travelled a lot, but this was the trip of a lifetime, with an awesome, knowledgable guide. Travelling by safari truck and camping made me feel like I was part of this amazing landscape, I could smell the smells, feel the breeze and hear the African sounds. It was hard to leave!"

Sandra, NZ.

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