Inspirational Trips Explore Namibia’s Secret Eden: The Wild Zambezi

Explore Namibia’s Secret Eden: The Wild Zambezi

From$4,473/per person
15 nights

Experiences

Nature
Self-drive
Adventure
Friends-trip
Safari

Highlights

This courageous journey from dramatic salt pan scenery in Etosha to the wet and green oases of the Zambezi Region promises unparalleled wildlife sightings. Experience a diversity of animals, including the Big 5 and others that are unique to these regions.

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Trip route

Windhoek Airport

Trip overview

Arrival: Windhoek Airport
1Etosha National Park East
3 nights

Eastern Etosha National Park is one of the quieter areas of the park, where visitors are few and game viewing is excellent! Expect typical Etosha landscapes of stark, white pans interspersed with patches of grassland.

Hotel
Onguma The Fort

Exclusive scenery and stylish suites complimented with modern functionality

2Rundu
1 night

Home of the famous Kavango woodcarvers, Rundu sits on the banks of the Okavango River in the north of Namibia. It is the most northerly town on the B8, which then goes on to head east into the Zambezi. Rundu is a good stopover spot to fill up on groceries and fuel.

Hotel
Hakusembe River Lodge

An enchanted destination found along the Okavango River

3Mudumu National Park
3 nights

East of Bwabwata, Mudumu National Park is a 737 km2 park bordered on its western side by the Kwando River. Its mopane woodlands and dense savannahs are a haven for various animal species and a few exceptional bird species.

Hotel
Namushasha River Villa

A floating oasis moored on a private channel on the Kwando River

4Chobe River
2 nights

The Chobe River, also known as the Cuando and Linyanti, flows from Angola, crossing through the neck of the Zambezi in Namibia before becoming the border with Botswana. This river system supports considerable wildlife and is incorporated into six national parks.

Hotel
Chobe River Camp

Settled on a boundary between Botswana’s Chobe National Park and Namibia’s Zambezi region

5Nkasa Rupara National Park
2 nights

This is the largest wetland area with conservation status in Namibia and has 320 km2 of unspoilt waterways, lakes, islands, and channels, centred around the Nkasa and Rupara islands in the Kwando River. The park can only be accessed during the dry season when the roads are not underwater, but it’s worth it.

Hotel
Nkasa Lupala Tented Lodge

Positioned on Lupala Island along the Wuparo Conservancy in Caprivi

6Divundu
1 night

At the base of the Kavango-Zambezi arm sits a tiny settlement called Divundu, which is essentially the springboard for exploration east into the area. The town is perched on the B8 road, with the bridge that crosses the Chobe at its side and is a short distance from Bwabwata National Park and Popa Falls.

Hotel
Divava Okavango Resort & Spa

Nestled among trees on the Okavango River just downstream from Popa Falls

7Grootfontein
2 nights

Grootfontein is the last centre on the road to Rundu from central Namibia and is an excellent stopover in its own right. Nearby is the world’s biggest meteorite, Hoba, and the largest underground lake, Dragon’s Breath cave. There’s also a giant baobab outside the town, a national monument owing to its size.

Hotel
Fiume Lodge

Safari lodge situated on a 1.400 ha private game farm

8Windhoek
1 night

Balancing tradition and modernity, Windhoek is a great stop for travellers visiting Namibia. Maintaining its German colonial character, this neat capital treats you with vibrant architecture, varied cuisine and delicious Namibian beer.

Hotel
Olive Exclusive

A boutique hotel with an eco-friendly approach nestled in a serene corner of Windhoek

Departure: Windhoek Airport
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