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Rock Hare Self-drive Safari

An in-depth look at Namibia from the Namib Desert to the Caprivi, with additional stops in Botswana and Victoria Falls. This three-week adventure includes an unrivalled mix of environments and is great value.

Rock Hare Self-drive Safari: Day-by-day

More detailed information of what each day entails, and the various places you’ll stay on the Rock Hare Self-drive Safari. Everything we do is completely tailor-made so while this is an idea which works well, we’ll always design an itinerary just for you.


Day 1

Starts: Windhoek International Airport

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Day 1

Pick-up car: Windhoek International Airport

12:00
Windhoek International AirportNamibia

To help get your adventure underway as swiftly and smoothly as possible we’ll arrange for your hire vehicle to be ready and waiting for you on arrival at Windhoek International Airport. The rest of the day is then yours to explore the city or recuperate from the flight.

Villa Violet
Day 1

Villa Violet

1 night
Bed & BreakfastWindhoek, Namibia

Contemporary décor blends with homely touches to create Villa Violet’s calm yet welcoming environment. It may be just five minutes’ drive from the centre of Windhoek, yet Villa Violet couldn’t be more convenient for exploring the Namibian capital. On the other hand, its setting, in the quiet suburb of Klein Windhoek, feels far from any metropolis – even one as small as Windhoek!

Villa Violet

Contemporary décor blends with homely touches to create Villa Violet’s calm yet welcoming environment. It may be just five minutes’ drive from the centre of Windhoek, yet Villa Violet couldn’t be more convenient for exploring the Namibian capital. On the other hand, its setting, in the quiet suburb of Klein Windhoek, feels far from any metropolis – even one as small as Windhoek!

Small, personal and owner-run, the guesthouse has just five air-conditioned bedrooms, each opening onto a paved patio where wooden sunloungers sit invitingly beneath coloured umbrellas. A small pool beckons the weary traveller after a hot day, or a long flight, while plenty of greenery softens the landscaping.

Inside, all is calm and cool, soft grey and green paintwork lifted by the occasional splash of colour.

A warm lounge makes you want to snuggle up with a book from the shelves – perhaps with a drink from the honesty bar, or a coffee and homemade biscuits, which are on hand throughout the day.

"A nice quiet hotel that was well located ...Nice room and good, helpful staff. "

CharliefromLondon

Arrived 11 Aug 2022, 1 night

Each morning, a substantial breakfast buffet is laid out in the dining room, whose patio doors bring the outside in. For other meals, you could take advantage of the open-plan kitchen and barbecue, but why not explore Windhoek’s restaurant scene? There’s plenty of choice right on your doorstep. See our full report on Villa Violet

90%
111 reviews of Villa Violet by travellers since August 2007

Activities

Cultural excursion

Namib Outpost
Days 2-4

Namib Outpost

2 nights
Half BoardNamib-Naukluft National Park, Namibia

Formerly known as Desert Homestead Outpost, Namib Outpost is being re-built and is due to re-open in April 2023. Information on the newest incarnation of the property is scarce, but here is the information on the old lodge. The property is a 30km drive from the Sesriem gate, the entrance to the magnificent Namib-Naukluft Park. A very comfortable, if slightly remote base for exploring the Sossusvlei area, it has individual stilted houses with panoramic views over the vast gravel plains and mountains in the distance.

Namib Outpost

Formerly known as Desert Homestead Outpost, Namib Outpost is being re-built and is due to re-open in April 2023. Information on the newest incarnation of the property is scarce, but here is the information on the old lodge. The property is a 30km drive from the Sesriem gate, the entrance to the magnificent Namib-Naukluft Park. A very comfortable, if slightly remote base for exploring the Sossusvlei area, it has individual stilted houses with panoramic views over the vast gravel plains and mountains in the distance.

"Everything perfect."

Mr LfromLeicestershire

Arrived 16 Sep 2019, 1 night

Situated a little further from the dunes than other camps in the area, Desert Homestead Outpost is a great option for those looking for a feel of remoteness in what is becoming an increasingly busy area. We liked the welcoming and comfortable feel of the lodge, and the views from the striking, stilted houses are some of the best in the area. See our full report on Namib Outpost

97%
19 reviews of Namib Outpost by travellers since August 2007

Activities

4WD Safari

Fly-camping

Helicopter

Horse-riding

Hot air ballooning

Quad-biking

Sleeping under the stars

Cornerstone Guesthouse
Days 4-6

Cornerstone Guesthouse

2 nights
Bed & BreakfastSwakopmund & Walvis Bay, Namibia

Small, friendly and particularly personable, Cornerstone has a welcoming feel that makes you feel instantly at home. It’s also in a near-perfect location: close to the heart of Swakopmund, yet just a short walk to the ocean, and barely more than that to the fringing sands of the Namib Desert. After a long drive or a busy safari, this owner-run bed and breakfast is an ideal spot to catch your breath.

Cornerstone Guesthouse

Small, friendly and particularly personable, Cornerstone has a welcoming feel that makes you feel instantly at home. It’s also in a near-perfect location: close to the heart of Swakopmund, yet just a short walk to the ocean, and barely more than that to the fringing sands of the Namib Desert. After a long drive or a busy safari, this owner-run bed and breakfast is an ideal spot to catch your breath.

Set yourself up for the day in the large, bright breakfast room, where a substantial buffet is matched by home-cooked bacon and eggs. Enjoy a freshly brewed coffee or tea against a background of soft music, or rummage through the selection of books about Namibia before setting off to explore.

Swakopmund itself has cafés, shops, museums and restaurants aplenty – all within easy walking distance of Cornerstone. You could take a guided trip into the desert, head south to the lagoon at Walvis Bay, or challenge yourself to one of the local adrenalin activities.

"...lovely room in the garden with our own patio area. "

Mr & Mrs RfromSyderstone

Arrived 12 Sep 2022, 2 nights

Returning to your comfortable room in the afternoon, a powerful shower awaits, as does a private patio set with a table and chairs – or you could wander round the attractive gardens. Then all you need to do is decide where to have dinner – perhaps over a cool beer. See our full report on Cornerstone Guesthouse

94%
250 reviews of Cornerstone Guesthouse by travellers since August 2007

Activities

4WD Safari

Birdwatching

Boat trip

Dune-boarding

Fishing

Kayaking

Mountain biking

Quad-biking

Camp Kipwe
Days 6-8

Camp Kipwe

2 nights
Half BoardDamaraland, Namibia

Friendly, and decidedly quirky, Camp Kipwe combines superb views across the plains with easy access to the attractions of Damaraland. With their rounded walls and curved roofs, the rooms or epondoks at Camp Kipwe are almost unique among Namibian lodges.

Camp Kipwe

Friendly, and decidedly quirky, Camp Kipwe combines superb views across the plains with easy access to the attractions of Damaraland. With their rounded walls and curved roofs, the rooms or epondoks at Camp Kipwe are almost unique among Namibian lodges.

Slotted into an outcrop of boulders that are typical of Damaraland, these igloo-like rooms are designed to mitigate the extremes of Namibia’s climate – albeit with a little help from air conditioning.

Rush mats line the floors, tree trunks create bedside tables, and rustic poles frame the verandas – which face west with seemingly endless views across the plains. In a camp that feels at one with the surroundings, it’s fitting that the rocks sometimes butt into the open-air bathrooms as if they belonged – here providing privacy for the toilet, there a backdrop for the shower.

A tantalising rock pool benefits from the boulders, which shelter it from the harsh midday sun, while towards evening, another kopje does service as a sundowner spot. Climb up here and watch – drink in hand – as the African sun dips below the horizon.

"walk up to the sundowner spot was well worth it! super time with breeding herd."

Mrs H.fromWhitchurch

Arrived 12 Sep 2022, 2 nights

Such is the outdoor appeal of Kipwe, it can be hard to tear yourself in for dinner, but the food – including locally grown vegetables – is worth it. And you can always finish the day around the firepit, with the stars sparkling overhead. See our full report on Camp Kipwe

95%
110 reviews of Camp Kipwe by travellers since August 2007

Activities

4WD Safari

Birdwatching

Cultural excursion

Guided walking safari

Ongava Lodge
Days 8-10

Ongava Lodge

2 nights
Half BoardEtosha National Park, Namibia

Stunning views over the plains of its own private reserve set the scene at the smart Ongava Lodge. And if the view is superb, so is the wildlife – perhaps to be expected in such close proximity to Etosha National Park.

Ongava Lodge

Stunning views over the plains of its own private reserve set the scene at the smart Ongava Lodge. And if the view is superb, so is the wildlife – perhaps to be expected in such close proximity to Etosha National Park.

With plains game aplenty on the reserve, predators are rarely far behind, but pride of place goes to both black and white rhino. Spotting these primeval giants from a game-drive 4WD is exciting in itself, but to approach white rhino on foot is an opportunity not to be missed.

Back at the lodge, every area maximises the views – and the wildlife. In the spacious, air-conditioned chalets, floor-to-ceiling glass doors open onto a veranda that overlooks the plains. At the hub of the camp, an attractive dining terrace looks down onto a floodlit waterhole. And a strategically placed hide allows you to get even closer to the animals.

"Lovely location and great to watch the rhino's at the watering hole .."

Mrs BfromNorth Yorkshire

Arrived 19 Sep 2022, 2 nights

In this exclusive setting, comfort is the watchword. Wander down to the pool for a cooling afternoon dip, or freshen up before dinner in your open-air shower. Then order a drink at the bar, and take in the Namibian night sky from the terrace. Or, come the cooler evenings, cosy down around a wood fire with a book from the library. And if you’re lucky enough to spot rhino at the waterhole, that’s a further bonus. See our full report on Ongava Lodge

92%
153 reviews of Ongava Lodge by travellers since August 2007

Activities

4WD Safari

Birdwatching

Guided walking safari

Night drive

Mushara Outpost
Days 10-12

Mushara Outpost

2 nights
Half BoardEtosha National Park, Namibia

A luxurious retreat on a private reserve, Mushara Outpost is just a short hop from Namibia’s flagship national park. And what a retreat! With just eight rooms, a dining table that oozes grandeur and a very smart swimming pool, it’s both intimate and classy.

Mushara Outpost

A luxurious retreat on a private reserve, Mushara Outpost is just a short hop from Namibia’s flagship national park. And what a retreat! With just eight rooms, a dining table that oozes grandeur and a very smart swimming pool, it’s both intimate and classy.

Tented rooms at Outpost feel more like substantial chalets, their polished floors mirroring solid wooden frames, their air conditioning mitigating the extremes of Namibia’s climate.

Neutral décor creates an airy feel, while full-length white curtains frame glass picture windows and doors with views over the reserve – views shared by a glass-walled shower and a spacious raised deck.

Spectacular monochrome photos set the tone in the main area, whose leather chairs, quirky light fittings and wraparound veranda take the so-called “farmhouse” style to a whole new level.

Adding to the sense of relaxation are mature trees in well-tended gardens which in turn attract the birds. For a closer look, though, head for the small hide and settle back in comfort with a pair of binoculars, and perhaps a drink.

"Another first class hotel! Lots of animals in the garden"

D & PfromLavenham

Arrived 24 Sep 2022, 2 nights

Yet for all the style, the key to Outpost is its location: just 10km from the eastern gate into Etosha. It’s easy to drive yourself, but consider, too, the option of an organised game drive, with a knowledgeable guide to seek out the best sightings. See our full report on Mushara Outpost

93%
60 reviews of Mushara Outpost by travellers since August 2007

Activities

4WD Safari

Birdwatching

Hakusembe River Lodge
Day 12

Hakusembe Lodge

1 night
Half BoardCaprivi Strip, Namibia

Situated on the banks of the Kavango River, Hakusembe River Lodge is a substantial but established lodge, which has been extended in recent years. It's a peaceful spot, about 12km west of the town of Rundu at the gateway to Namibia’s Caprivi Strip (or Zambezi Region). The lodge is set in lovely well-kept gardens, with roses and other colourful flowers planted in lawns that lead down to the river. Ample shade is provided during the heat of the day by acacia trees, beloved of the resident bird population.

Hakusembe River Lodge

Situated on the banks of the Kavango River, Hakusembe River Lodge is a substantial but established lodge, which has been extended in recent years. It's a peaceful spot, about 12km west of the town of Rundu at the gateway to Namibia’s Caprivi Strip (or Zambezi Region). The lodge is set in lovely well-kept gardens, with roses and other colourful flowers planted in lawns that lead down to the river. Ample shade is provided during the heat of the day by acacia trees, beloved of the resident bird population.

"Only stayed one night."

Mr JfromCoventry

Arrived 27 Jan 2020, 1 night

Hakusembe River Lodge is in a fantastic location and setting. Despite its size it serves as a good-value and relaxing staging platform for a trip along the Caprivi Strip. It would also be a good base for keen anglers. See our full report on Hakusembe River Lodge

86%
88 reviews of Hakusembe Lodge by travellers since August 2007

Activities

Birdwatching

Boat trip

Cultural excursion

Fishing

Nxamaseri Lodge
Days 13-15

Nxamaseri Lodge

2 nights
Full Board & ActivitiesNorth-west Kalahari & Panhandle, Botswana

Floating down the narrow, lily-strewn channels that surround Nxamaseri offers a truly tranquil perspective on the Okavango. As your boat glides up to Nxamaseri's wooden jetty, the lodge's island location comes into its own. Cast away for the duration of your stay, you'll be welcomed and looked after by staff drawn largely from the local community.

Nxamaseri Lodge

Floating down the narrow, lily-strewn channels that surround Nxamaseri offers a truly tranquil perspective on the Okavango. As your boat glides up to Nxamaseri's wooden jetty, the lodge's island location comes into its own. Cast away for the duration of your stay, you'll be welcomed and looked after by staff drawn largely from the local community.

Spacious chalets of wood and canvas nestle into the thick riverine vegetation, most high enough to look over the water from their wooden decks and semi-open bedrooms – and deliciously cool even in the heat of the day.

Sharing that perspective are a comfortable lounge with handcrafted furniture, a solid communal dining table, and a firepit where guests gather to discuss the day's adventures.

Nxamaseri was founded as a fishing lodge, and remains a superb spot for both experienced anglers and those just wanting to have a go – in the expert hands of guides who have grown up around these waters.

Come, too, for the birds – the resident waterbirds, the occasional rarity such as the slaty egret or African skimmer, and those that flock here on migration, including the spectacular carmine bee-eater.

"Wonderful place on a small island in Okavango Delta...Would love to return"

Dr L fromDenmark

Arrived 16 Aug 2019, 2 nights

But most of all, come for the setting – both the river itself, and the nearby Tsodilo Hills, whose ancient rock art reflects a culture whose influence continues down the years. See our full report on Nxamaseri Lodge

93%
75 reviews of Nxamaseri Lodge by travellers since August 2007

Activities

Birdwatching

Boat trip

Cultural excursion

Fishing

Mokoro

Shametu River Lodge
Day 15

Shametu Lodge

1 night
Half BoardCaprivi Strip, Namibia

Opened in July 2016, Shametu River Lodge is 7km south west of Divundu, in Namibia's central Caprivi. Built on the banks of the Kavango River, it affords the best views of Popa Rapids of any privately owned lodge in the area. Guests staying here can enjoy the river, game drives into the Bwabwata and Mahango national parks, and village visits.

Shametu River Lodge

Opened in July 2016, Shametu River Lodge is 7km south west of Divundu, in Namibia's central Caprivi. Built on the banks of the Kavango River, it affords the best views of Popa Rapids of any privately owned lodge in the area. Guests staying here can enjoy the river, game drives into the Bwabwata and Mahango national parks, and village visits.

"Our tent had a great position on the river ..."

Mr & Mrs RfromAberdeen

Arrived 27 Sep 2018, 2 nights

Shametu River Lodge is a relatively new addition to the lodges in the Divundu area and we would very much liked to have stayed longer than one night. Not only does it have a picturesque location close to Popa Falls, but it also offers convenient access to the nearby national parks and activities on the Kavango River. See our full report on Shametu River Lodge

60%
3 reviews of Shametu Lodge by travellers since August 2007

Activities

4WD Safari

Birdwatching

Boat trip

Cultural excursion

Fishing

Mokoro

Kazile Island Lodge
Days 16-18

Kazile Island Lodge

2 nights
Half BoardCaprivi Strip, Namibia

Kazile Island Lodge is set on the private Kazile Island within Bwabwata National Park, in Namibia’s Zambezi Region (formerly called the Caprivi Strip). Opened in early 2017, it is set amid mangosteen forest on a private island on the banks of the Kwando River.

Kazile Island Lodge

Kazile Island Lodge is set on the private Kazile Island within Bwabwata National Park, in Namibia’s Zambezi Region (formerly called the Caprivi Strip). Opened in early 2017, it is set amid mangosteen forest on a private island on the banks of the Kwando River.

"Guide was good... lots of elephants"

JohnfromBraintree

Arrived 2 Jun 2022, 2 nights

Although Kazile Island Lodge was only newly completed when we visited, we thought that it had quite a homely feel. We can envisage enjoyable evenings spent chatting around the campfire to the background murmurings of the Kwando River. The lodge offers a perfectly comfortable and stylish alternative to its sister camps, in a similar location and with the same activities. If anything, as Kazile is situated on its own private island and accessible only by boat, it feels the more remote of the three. See our full report on Kazile Island Lodge

70%
2 reviews of Kazile Island Lodge by travellers since August 2007

Activities

4WD Safari

Birdwatching

Boat trip

Cultural excursion

Fishing

Guided walking safari

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Day 18

Drop-off car: Garden Lodge

16:00
Garden LodgeBotswana

We'll collect the vehicle from you on the evening after you arrive at Garden Lodge.

Garden Lodge
Day 18

Garden Lodge

1 night
Half BoardChobe National Park, Botswana

A riot of lush foliage frames the entrance to the Garden Lodge, hinting at the far-from-corporate guesthouse within. Indeed, this attractive thatched building has more in common with a safari lodge than with Kasane’s large hotels. Quietly secluded within beautiful gardens, it’s an uncomplicated set up matched by personal service and a friendly touch that is often missing from the larger establishments.

Garden Lodge

A riot of lush foliage frames the entrance to the Garden Lodge, hinting at the far-from-corporate guesthouse within. Indeed, this attractive thatched building has more in common with a safari lodge than with Kasane’s large hotels. Quietly secluded within beautiful gardens, it’s an uncomplicated set up matched by personal service and a friendly touch that is often missing from the larger establishments.

For starters, guests dine together at one big communal table, overlooking lawns that lead down to the Chobe River. And these, in turn, are beloved of the local hippos, who sometimes turn up to graze at nightfall.

Then at the heart of the lodge, a proper pool takes up one side of the the lofty lounge area, open to the sky, and lined by welcoming sunloungers. And upstairs, a rustic balcony invites guests to settle down with a pair of binoculars and watch the river.

And so to the rooms: comfortable beds, unfussy décor, tiled floors, en-suite bathrooms, individual verandas. The feel is homely yet uncluttered.

"We greatly enjoyed both the river cruise and game drive ..."

Mr & Mrs SfromKure Beach

Arrived 3 Jun 2022, 1 night

It all adds up to a welcoming place to while away the time between activities: game drives into Chobe National Park are operated by the lodge itself, as are boat cruises from its own jetty. See our full report on Garden Lodge

96%
56 reviews of Garden Lodge by travellers since August 2007

Activities

4WD Safari

Birdwatching

Boat trip

Fishing

Helicopter

Day 19

Kasane to Victoria Falls by road

A driver will take you from Garden Lodge to the Kazungula border post and assist you with the border crossing before introducing you to your Zimbabwean driver. Formalities complete, it's then about an hour's pleasant drive to Victoria Falls – and Batonka Guest Lodge.

Batonka Guest Lodge
Days 19-21

Batonka Guest Lodge

2 nights
Bed & BreakfastVictoria Falls, Zimbabwe

A leisurely half-hour walk from the charming gardens of Batonka brings you face to face with the magnificent Victoria Falls. It’s the perfect way to approach the UNESCO World Heritage Site, but if you prefer, you can always hop in a taxi for the five-minute transfer.

Batonka Guest Lodge

A leisurely half-hour walk from the charming gardens of Batonka brings you face to face with the magnificent Victoria Falls. It’s the perfect way to approach the UNESCO World Heritage Site, but if you prefer, you can always hop in a taxi for the five-minute transfer.

As if to mirror the surroundings, the colonial style of Batonka’s buildings, with their shaded verandas and overhead fans, exudes an air of relaxation that permeates throughout.

Overlooking the gardens, or the enticing curved swimming pool, the 27 well-appointed rooms are fronted by private balconies. Air conditioning complements the cool tiles under foot; king-size beds draped in mosquito netting add a touch of elegance to the contemporary furnishings.

In the warmth of summer, settle down for breakfast or an à la carte meal on the terrace, where wrought-iron chairs come into their own, while for cooler evenings the dark wood tables and smartly upholstered seating in the restaurant present an altogether more formal appeal.

"Very peaceful, excellent, extremely attentive staff, a beautiful terrace..."

CharliefromLondon

Arrived 12 Aug 2022, 2 nights

And to ensure that colder nights don’t confine you indoors, there’s an outside lounge area where you can sit with a drink by an open fire, mulling over your holiday – or looking forward to the days ahead. See our full report on Batonka Guest Lodge

95%
25 reviews of Batonka Guest Lodge by travellers since August 2007

Activities

4WD Safari

Birdwatching

Boat trip

Canoeing

Cultural excursion

Elephant encounter

Guided walking safari

Helicopter

Kayaking

Microlight

White-water rafting

Day 21

Road transfer to Victoria Falls Airport

After a relaxed morning, your driver will collect you from Batonka Guest Lodge in plenty of time to get you to Victoria Falls Airport for your onward travel arrangements. This is a shared transfer, taking around 20 minutes, and you may stop to pick up other people along the way.

Day 21

Ends: Victoria Falls Airport

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Optional extra day-trips and excursions possible whilst staying at lodges on this trip. These are usually best arranged in advance so talk to us.


Ballooning in the Namib Desert

Ballooning in the Namib Desert

Half day, including breakfast

Ballooning over the world’s oldest desert is an experience you shouldn’t miss. Enjoy spectacular views as the sun rises over the dune-covered plains and rocky mountains of the Namib Desert. You may even spot the occasional oryx or black-backed jackal punctuating the landscape below.

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94% (65 reviews)
Kayaking with seals

Kayaking with seals

Morning incl. tea, coffee & sandwiches

Get up close and personal with a colony of Cape fur seals on a kayaking excursion from Walvis Bay. Enjoy a gentle morning’s paddle in Walvis Bay Lagoon as seals surround and interact with you and your kayak. If you’re lucky you may even catch a glimpse of some Heaviside’s or bottlenose dolphins.

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98% (167 reviews)
Coast and Sandwich Harbour

Coast and Sandwich Harbour

Full day

Experience this usually inaccessible part of the Skeleton Coast, where the dunes of the Namib plunge into the Atlantic Ocean. One of our top recommendations, this is an adventurous 4WD trip, guided by experts. You'll explore the Kuiseb Delta and (tides permitting) traverse dunes and the beach to reach Sandwich Harbour, a remote freshwater lagoon with abundant birdlife.

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94% (204 reviews)
Dolphin and seal cruise

Dolphin and seal cruise

Half-day inc brunch

A boat cruise around Walvis Bay lagoon is a must for lovers of wildlife and the great outdoors. Seek out the ‘marine big five’ – from Cape fur seals to bottlenose dolphins – and marvel at the range of bird species for whom this haven on the Skeleton Coast is home. Then round off the morning with an oyster brunch.

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92% (12 reviews)
Rhino Walk

Rhino Walk

Around four hours - mornings only

Spend an unforgettable morning on a walking safari tracking Mosi-oa-Tunya’s small population of white rhino, with a strong chance of being able to approach these endangered creatures on foot.

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93% (3 reviews)
Desert tour

Desert tour

Variable, depending on the tour

Discover the unexpected on a trip into the desert surrounding the coastal towns of Swakopmund and Walvis Bay. A must for wilderness lovers, this extraordinary landscape encompasses the Welwitschia Plains, sculpted dunes, the magic of the Kuiseb Delta – and much more. There are plenty of options, each with its own unique focus.

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96% (11 reviews)
Scenic flights in Namibia

Scenic flights in Namibia

Variable, depending on the flight

Namibia is famed for its stark beauty and boundless desert vistas and there is no better way to soak these in than from the air. A scenic flight gives you a unique perspective on this stunning and varied country, and may even provide a bird’s-eye view of areas that are out of reach to those restricted to terra firma.

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94% (7 reviews)
Chobe Day Trip

Chobe Day Trip

Full day - typically around 11 hours

For a top safari experience while visiting the Victoria Falls, don’t miss a day trip to Botswana’s Chobe National Park. Easily reachable from Livingstone, Zambia or Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, Chobe boasts some of the best wildlife densities in southern Africa, with exceptional numbers of elephant drawn by the permanent waters of the Chobe River.

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Helicopter Flight - Zimbabwe

Helicopter Flight - Zimbabwe

Shortest flight is 12-25 minutes

While viewing the Victoria Falls from the ground is a stunning experience, seen the world’s largest waterfall from the air allows for a completely different perspective, historically said to have been so beautiful as to have been seen by ‘angels in flight’.

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95% (8 reviews)
Ra-Ikane River Cruise

Ra-Ikane River Cruise

Two hours minimum

Cruising the upper sections of the Zambezi reveals another dimension to the river's beauty, adding a sense of serenity to the thrill of watching it cascade over the Victoria Falls. On a Ra-Ikane river cruise, experience the river’s islands and channels, keeping an eye out for wildlife, and the spray from the Falls.

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96% (27 reviews)
Elephant Encounter

Elephant Encounter

Three hours

For a very personal encounter with elephants, head to The Elephant Camp near Victoria Falls. From its sanctuary for orphaned elephants, it offers close interaction with one of Africa's most iconic species, including the chance to feed the elephants by hand, and talk to the guides who have raised and trained them.

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100% (3 reviews)
Elephant Art Experience

Elephant Art Experience

Three hours

The Wild Horizons Elephant Sanctuary and Art of Africa have teamed up to create a unique experience in the bush, with private tutors running painting workshops and habituated elephants provision impressive models, standing just metres away from your easel.

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Zambezi Explorer River Cruise

Zambezi Explorer River Cruise

Two hours

Watching the sunset from the middle of the Zambezi River, with the spray of the falls behind you, is an incredibly popular activity. A large variety of cruises are on offer, ranging from cheap and boozy directed towards the backpacker crowd, to much more luxurious and serene experiences. A great option for the latter style is the Zambezi Explorer.

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100% (3 reviews)
Microlight Flight

Microlight Flight

15 or 30 minutes

For pure exhilaration, it's hard to find something better than flying in a microlight, swooping through the spray that crashes up and off the Victoria Falls, with rainbows shimmering below. If you don't like heights, then this isn't for you! For those looking for a different way to see the Falls, the microlight flights offer a stunning birds eye view of this spectacular natural wonder.

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100% (1 reviews)
Livingstone Island & Devil's Pool

Livingstone Island & Devil's Pool

Three hours

Victoria Falls is one of the world's natural wonders, and a huge attraction for many visitors to southern Africa. We're often asked if the waterfall is best viewed from the Zambian or Zimbabwean side, but we think the best way to experience the full majesty of the falls is from the middle with a visit to Livingstone Island.

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100% (6 reviews)
Historical Bridge Tour

Historical Bridge Tour

Two hours - AM & PM departures

A feat of engineering the Victoria Falls Bridge was built in 1905 as part of Cecil Rhodes' vision to link the Cape to Cairo. With an expert guide and the appropriate safety equipment you'll not only discover the wonders of this Victorian marvel but also gain a unique perspective of the Victoria Falls themselves.

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Guided tour of Victoria Falls

Guided tour of Victoria Falls

Two hours - AM & PM departures

One of the seven Natural Wonders of the World, the mighty Victoria Falls has to be seen to be believed. Why not take an expertly guided trip to learn about the history, geology, flora and fauna of one of Africa's most spectacular sites?

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100% (4 reviews)
Cookery Course & Activity

Cookery Course & Activity

Six hours - afternoon activity

Make a traditional Southern African ‘potjie dinner’ on the banks of the Zambezi River. You’ll be guided through the preparation process by professional chefs before embarking on an afternoon activity while your dinner cooks. The activity is followed by a 3-course meal, including your self-made Pot as the main course.

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Bushtracks Express

Bushtracks Express

Generally four and a half hours

The Bushtracks Express Train starts its journey at Zimbabwe’s iconic Victoria Falls Station before departing on its route through Victoria Falls National Park the Victoria Falls Bridge, where guests enjoy the stunning view of the Falls. Afterwards, the train will depart for a siding out of town, for dinner.

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