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Sunset, Namib Desert
Sunset Over Windhoek, Namibia
Namib-Naukluft National Park
Lighthouse, Swakopmund
Rhino, Etosha National Park
Etosha National Park, Namibia
Bushman Art, Namibia
Eagle In Okavango
Elephants, Tsavo East National Park
Okavango Delta, Botswana, Africa
Buffalo, Okavango Delta
Elephants in Moremi National Park, Botswana
Makgadikgadi Pans
Elephant, Chobe National Park
Elephant, Hwange National Park
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Aerial view of Victoria Falls

Great Trans African Lodge Safari

21 day Small Group Safari – from £5160

With flights from £6340

Spend three weeks exploring Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe, staying in safari lodges and enjoying game drives in several famous National Parks.

Highlights:
  • Feel the spray of the mighty Victoria Falls
  • Spot hippo, crocodile and elephant on a Chobe River cruise
  • Take game drives in Chobe, Etosha and Hwange National Parks
  • Marvel at the towering sand dunes of Sossusvlei
  • Enjoy an Okavango Delta mokoro excursion

Your Itinerary

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You can customise your holiday by adding extra nights or destinations before or after your Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe safari. Just let us know what you would like to do

Sunset Over Windhoek, Namibia

Day 1 – Windhoek

On arrival at Windhoek Airport, you will be met and transferred to your accommodation. The rest of…

On arrival at Windhoek Airport, you will be met and transferred to your accommodation. The rest of the afternoon may be spent at leisure. This evening you will meet your guide and the rest of your group at the lodge for your pre-departure meeting.

    Avani Windhoek or similar

Sunset Over Windhoek, Namibia
Namib-Naukluft National Park

Day 2 – Namib Naukluft National Park

Moving south we make our way towards the Namib Naukluft National Park and our accommodation for the next…

Moving south we make our way towards the Namib Naukluft National Park and our accommodation for the next two nights, Agama River Camp. The park contains what is considered to be the oldest desert in the world.

The next morning we need to wake up early to visit the world’s highest sand dunes at Sossusvlei and Deadvlei. At sunrise and sunset these dunes, which can reach heights of over 300 m, are absolutely spectacular and provide for a fantastic photo opportunity. With luck, there may even be water in the vlei (lake). We also stop to view the Sesriem Canyon, which was carved millions of years ago by the Tsauchab River.

    Agama River Camp or similar

    Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Namib-Naukluft National Park
Lighthouse, Swakopmund

Day 4 to 5 – Swakopmund

The day is spent driving through the Namib Naukluft National Park on our way to Swakopmund. The Namib-Naukluft…

The day is spent driving through the Namib Naukluft National Park on our way to Swakopmund. The Namib-Naukluft Desert is an ancient land with an ageless spirit. It is home to some of the rarest plant and animal species in the world. Sightings of these unique fauna and flora are a must on a Namibian safari. The animals of this harsh landscape include the oryx, springbok and Hartmann’s Mountain Zebra. We can also spot the Welwitschia Mirabilis, an odd-looking desert shrub of which one is a large, protected specimen estimated to be over 1,500 years old.

Enroute we make a stop in the small town of Walvis Bay where you may spot a variety of birds including flamingoes in the lagoon. We arrive at the charming coastal town of Swakopmund in the late afternoon, where you will have the opportunity soak up the atmosphere of this quaint, little German town and enjoy its beauty and beaches.

    Swakop Sands or similar

    2 breakfasts
Lighthouse, Swakopmund
Rhino, Etosha National Park

Day 6 – Etosha National Park

Continue our journey towards Namibia’s best-known highlight – Etosha National Park. The first night is spent…

Continue our journey towards Namibia’s best-known highlight – Etosha National Park. The first night is spent at our lodge neighbouring the park, situated on an outcrop of dolomite rock and overlooking a forest of Mopane and white Seringa trees. Spend the afternoon relaxing by the pool or take a stroll through the natural bush and gardens. Optional game drives are also available.

    Toshari Lodge or similar

    Breakfast and dinner
Rhino, Etosha National Park
Etosha National Park, Namibia

Day 7 to 8 – Etosha National Park

After breakfast, we enter Etosha via the Andersson gate where the next two days are filled…

After breakfast, we enter Etosha via the Andersson gate where the next two days are filled with game drives that seek out the lion, leopard, elephant, rhino as well as giraffe, zebra and the numerous types of antelope the park has to offer.

Our nights are spent at the flood-lit waterholes or viewpoints encountering the park’s various nocturnal animals that come to drink. Etosha was declared a National Park in 1907 and it is home to approx. 114 mammal species, 340 bird species, 110 reptile species, 16 amphibian species and, surprisingly, one species of fish.

    Namutoni Camp or similar

    Breakfast and dinner
Etosha National Park, Namibia
Bushman Art, Namibia

Day 9 – Bushmanland

Departing from Etosha we drive into Bushmanland and take a guided visit to the Living Museum of the…

Departing from Etosha we drive into Bushmanland and take a guided visit to the Living Museum of the Ju’Hoansi-San, a local bushmen community who offer us the opportunity to partake in their daily activities. The Living  Museum is an authentic open-air museum where guests can learn about the traditional culture and the original way of living of the San people. A walk is taken in the vicinity of the village with the hunters to search for bush food, watch them prepare snares and ropes and start a fire the Ju/’Hoansi-way. After lunch, the journey continues to the town of Rundu and to the lodge for the night.

    Kaisosi River Lodge or similar

    Breakfast, Lunch and dinner
Bushman Art, Namibia
Eagle In Okavango

Day 10 – Caprivi

This morning we travel eastwards onto our camp in the western Caprivi region, Nunda River Lodge….

This morning we travel eastwards onto our camp in the western Caprivi region, Nunda River Lodge. Continue to your lodge situated on the banks of the Okavango River. In the late afternoon, you will enjoy a sunset cruise to Popa Falls.

    Nunda River Lodge or similar

    Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Eagle In Okavango
Elephants, Tsavo East National Park

Day 11 – Mahangu National Park

In the morning we drive to Mahangu, meaning ‘food of the local people’, which is situated…

In the morning we drive to Mahangu, meaning ‘food of the local people’, which is situated next to the Okavango River. Enjoy a morning game drive in the Greater Bwabwata National Park, which extends from the Kavango River in the west to the Kwando River in the east and incorporates the Mahangu Game Reserve. Elephant, roan, kudu and buffalo are amongst the animals likely to be seen as well as prolific birdlife.

In the afternoon return to your lodge and spent the rest of the afternoon at leisure.

    Nunda River Lodge or similar

    Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Elephants, Tsavo East National Park
Okavango Delta, Botswana, Africa

Day 12 – Maun

We leave the Caprivi and travel south to Maun, the gateway to the Okavango Delta and…

We leave the Caprivi and travel south to Maun, the gateway to the Okavango Delta and Moremi Game Reserve. The name Maun is derived from the San word ‘maung’, which means ‘the place of short reeds’. The afternoon is yours to spend at leisure, either relaxing next to the pool at the lodge or if you are keen for some excitement, why not book a scenic flight over the Okavango Delta.

    Thamalakane River Lodge or similar

    Breakfast and lunch
Okavango Delta, Botswana, Africa
Buffalo, Okavango Delta

Day 13 – Okavango Delta

After breakfast, we will be picked up by our local Botswana guides and take a short…

After breakfast, we will be picked up by our local Botswana guides and take a short drive to the mokoro station. From here, we will float in dug-out canoes through the thick vegetation of the Okavango Delta discovering a variety of birds and wildlife. Unlike other deltas, it flows into the Kalahari Desert without ever reaching the coast.

After this spectacular excursion, we make our way to our camp, which is situated in close proximity to the famous Khwai River. Once settled into our camp, we will enjoy dinner and embark on a night game drive – a fantastic opportunity to spot some nocturnal animals that are more difficult to encounter during the day.

    Mankwe Tented Camp or similar

    Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Buffalo, Okavango Delta
Elephants in Moremi National Park, Botswana

Day 14 – Greater Moremi

Today will be spent in the Greater Moremi area. We will embark on a full day…

Today will be spent in the Greater Moremi area. We will embark on a full day game drive, hopefully spotting the variety of animals that frequent the region. Moremi is renowned for its large concentrations of mammals and its exceptional location makes it a regular host to elephant, buffalo, lion, leopard, cheetah and wild dogs. Birdlife is also abundant with exceptional sightings of wildfowl and raptors. Enjoy a further day viewing the wildlife of this region.

    Mankwe Tented Camp or similar

    Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Elephants in Moremi National Park, Botswana
Makgadikgadi Pans

Day 15 – Makgadikgadi Pan

We leave the bush behind and travel east towards the Makgadikgadi Pans, once a large river…

We leave the bush behind and travel east towards the Makgadikgadi Pans, once a large river fed lake, however the pans are now saline and empty. In the afternoon we visit the Nata Bird Sanctuary, where we get the opportunity to enjoy the magnificent view over the Sowa pan, which is part of the Greater Makgadikgadi Pans. (Please note a visit to the pans is subject to the road conditions and water levels, as well as time constraints.)

    Nata Lodge or similar

    Breakfast and dinner
Makgadikgadi Pans
Elephant, Chobe National Park

Day 16 to 17 – Chobe National Park

This morning we head north to Kasane, the gateway to the Chobe National Park. Chobe, which…

This morning we head north to Kasane, the gateway to the Chobe National Park. Chobe, which is the second largest national park in Botswana and covers 10,566 square km, has one of the greatest concentrations of elephant found on the African continent. The afternoon is at leisure to partake in a number of optional activities or to relax by the pool.

The next day you will get to see the wildlife of the Chobe National Park on a morning game drive, with the hope of spotting big game up close and also the possibility of an encounter with one of the large predators. In the afternoon we go on a cruise on the Chobe River, a truly unforgettable experience and one of the best ways to view the animals as they come down to drink, as well as the spectacular African sunset.

    Chobe Safari Lodge or similar

    2 breakfasts and 2 dinners
Elephant, Chobe National Park
Elephant, Hwange National Park

Day 18 to 19 – Hwange National Park

Today we make our way across the border into Zimbabwe and onto Hwange National Park where…

Today we make our way across the border into Zimbabwe and onto Hwange National Park where we spend the next two nights. Hwange National Park is one of Africa’s finest havens for wildlife and is home to vast herds of elephant, buffalo, and zebra and has a very large concentration of giraffe. It is also home to many predators and endangered species plus varied birdlife. A full day game drive is included on the park on the second day.

    Sable Sands or similar

    Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Elephant, Hwange National Park
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Day 20 – Victoria Falls

Continuing our trip, we turn northwards to Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. Your guide will take you…

Continuing our trip, we turn northwards to Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. Your guide will take you on a tour of the mighty Victoria Falls, known by the local Kololo tribe as Mosi oa Tunya- “the Smoke that thunders”.

In the afternoon we have a relaxing sunset cruise on the mighty Zambezi River, basking in the afterglow of the day. The rest of the day may be spent at leisure or partaking in one of the many optional activities on offer.

    Ilala Lodge or similar

    Breakfast
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Aerial view of Victoria Falls

Day 21 – Farewell

Our safari ends after breakfast. You will be transferred to Victoria Falls Airport in time for your…

Our safari ends after breakfast. You will be transferred to Victoria Falls Airport in time for your departure flight. We hope to welcome you again one day on another of our African adventures.

    Breakfast
Aerial view of Victoria Falls

Your Itinerary

You can customise your holiday by adding extra nights or destinations before or after your Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe safari. Just let us know what you would like to do

Day 1

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Windhoek

On arrival at Windhoek Airport, you will be met and transferred to your accommodation. The rest of the afternoon may be spent at leisure. This evening you will meet your guide and the rest of your group at the lodge for your pre-departure meeting.

    Avani Windhoek or similar

Sunset Over Windhoek, Namibia

Day 2

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Namib Naukluft National Park

Moving south we make our way towards the Namib Naukluft National Park and our accommodation for the next two nights, Agama River Camp. The park contains what is considered to be the oldest desert in the world.

The next morning we need to wake up early to visit the world’s highest sand dunes at Sossusvlei and Deadvlei. At sunrise and sunset these dunes, which can reach heights of over 300 m, are absolutely spectacular and provide for a fantastic photo opportunity. With luck, there may even be water in the vlei (lake). We also stop to view the Sesriem Canyon, which was carved millions of years ago by the Tsauchab River.

    Agama River Camp or similar

    Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Namib-Naukluft National Park

Day 4 to 5

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Swakopmund

The day is spent driving through the Namib Naukluft National Park on our way to Swakopmund. The Namib-Naukluft Desert is an ancient land with an ageless spirit. It is home to some of the rarest plant and animal species in the world. Sightings of these unique fauna and flora are a must on a Namibian safari. The animals of this harsh landscape include the oryx, springbok and Hartmann’s Mountain Zebra. We can also spot the Welwitschia Mirabilis, an odd-looking desert shrub of which one is a large, protected specimen estimated to be over 1,500 years old.

Enroute we make a stop in the small town of Walvis Bay where you may spot a variety of birds including flamingoes in the lagoon. We arrive at the charming coastal town of Swakopmund in the late afternoon, where you will have the opportunity soak up the atmosphere of this quaint, little German town and enjoy its beauty and beaches.

    Swakop Sands or similar

    2 breakfasts
Lighthouse, Swakopmund

Day 6

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Etosha National Park

Continue our journey towards Namibia’s best-known highlight – Etosha National Park. The first night is spent at our lodge neighbouring the park, situated on an outcrop of dolomite rock and overlooking a forest of Mopane and white Seringa trees. Spend the afternoon relaxing by the pool or take a stroll through the natural bush and gardens. Optional game drives are also available.

    Toshari Lodge or similar

    Breakfast and dinner
Rhino, Etosha National Park

Day 7 to 8

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Etosha National Park

After breakfast, we enter Etosha via the Andersson gate where the next two days are filled with game drives that seek out the lion, leopard, elephant, rhino as well as giraffe, zebra and the numerous types of antelope the park has to offer.

Our nights are spent at the flood-lit waterholes or viewpoints encountering the park’s various nocturnal animals that come to drink. Etosha was declared a National Park in 1907 and it is home to approx. 114 mammal species, 340 bird species, 110 reptile species, 16 amphibian species and, surprisingly, one species of fish.

    Namutoni Camp or similar

    Breakfast and dinner
Etosha National Park, Namibia

Day 9

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Bushmanland

Departing from Etosha we drive into Bushmanland and take a guided visit to the Living Museum of the Ju’Hoansi-San, a local bushmen community who offer us the opportunity to partake in their daily activities. The Living  Museum is an authentic open-air museum where guests can learn about the traditional culture and the original way of living of the San people. A walk is taken in the vicinity of the village with the hunters to search for bush food, watch them prepare snares and ropes and start a fire the Ju/’Hoansi-way. After lunch, the journey continues to the town of Rundu and to the lodge for the night.

    Kaisosi River Lodge or similar

    Breakfast, Lunch and dinner
Bushman Art, Namibia

Day 10

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Caprivi

This morning we travel eastwards onto our camp in the western Caprivi region, Nunda River Lodge. Continue to your lodge situated on the banks of the Okavango River. In the late afternoon, you will enjoy a sunset cruise to Popa Falls.

    Nunda River Lodge or similar

    Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Eagle In Okavango

Day 11

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Mahangu National Park

In the morning we drive to Mahangu, meaning ‘food of the local people’, which is situated next to the Okavango River. Enjoy a morning game drive in the Greater Bwabwata National Park, which extends from the Kavango River in the west to the Kwando River in the east and incorporates the Mahangu Game Reserve. Elephant, roan, kudu and buffalo are amongst the animals likely to be seen as well as prolific birdlife.

In the afternoon return to your lodge and spent the rest of the afternoon at leisure.

    Nunda River Lodge or similar

    Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Elephants, Tsavo East National Park

Day 12

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Maun

We leave the Caprivi and travel south to Maun, the gateway to the Okavango Delta and Moremi Game Reserve. The name Maun is derived from the San word ‘maung’, which means ‘the place of short reeds’. The afternoon is yours to spend at leisure, either relaxing next to the pool at the lodge or if you are keen for some excitement, why not book a scenic flight over the Okavango Delta.

    Thamalakane River Lodge or similar

    Breakfast and lunch
Okavango Delta, Botswana, Africa

Day 13

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Okavango Delta

After breakfast, we will be picked up by our local Botswana guides and take a short drive to the mokoro station. From here, we will float in dug-out canoes through the thick vegetation of the Okavango Delta discovering a variety of birds and wildlife. Unlike other deltas, it flows into the Kalahari Desert without ever reaching the coast.

After this spectacular excursion, we make our way to our camp, which is situated in close proximity to the famous Khwai River. Once settled into our camp, we will enjoy dinner and embark on a night game drive – a fantastic opportunity to spot some nocturnal animals that are more difficult to encounter during the day.

    Mankwe Tented Camp or similar

    Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Buffalo, Okavango Delta

Day 14

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Greater Moremi

Today will be spent in the Greater Moremi area. We will embark on a full day game drive, hopefully spotting the variety of animals that frequent the region. Moremi is renowned for its large concentrations of mammals and its exceptional location makes it a regular host to elephant, buffalo, lion, leopard, cheetah and wild dogs. Birdlife is also abundant with exceptional sightings of wildfowl and raptors. Enjoy a further day viewing the wildlife of this region.

    Mankwe Tented Camp or similar

    Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Elephants in Moremi National Park, Botswana

Day 15

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Makgadikgadi Pan

We leave the bush behind and travel east towards the Makgadikgadi Pans, once a large river fed lake, however the pans are now saline and empty. In the afternoon we visit the Nata Bird Sanctuary, where we get the opportunity to enjoy the magnificent view over the Sowa pan, which is part of the Greater Makgadikgadi Pans. (Please note a visit to the pans is subject to the road conditions and water levels, as well as time constraints.)

    Nata Lodge or similar

    Breakfast and dinner
Makgadikgadi Pans

Day 16 to 17

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Chobe National Park

This morning we head north to Kasane, the gateway to the Chobe National Park. Chobe, which is the second largest national park in Botswana and covers 10,566 square km, has one of the greatest concentrations of elephant found on the African continent. The afternoon is at leisure to partake in a number of optional activities or to relax by the pool.

The next day you will get to see the wildlife of the Chobe National Park on a morning game drive, with the hope of spotting big game up close and also the possibility of an encounter with one of the large predators. In the afternoon we go on a cruise on the Chobe River, a truly unforgettable experience and one of the best ways to view the animals as they come down to drink, as well as the spectacular African sunset.

    Chobe Safari Lodge or similar

    2 breakfasts and 2 dinners
Elephant, Chobe National Park

Day 18 to 19

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Hwange National Park

Today we make our way across the border into Zimbabwe and onto Hwange National Park where we spend the next two nights. Hwange National Park is one of Africa’s finest havens for wildlife and is home to vast herds of elephant, buffalo, and zebra and has a very large concentration of giraffe. It is also home to many predators and endangered species plus varied birdlife. A full day game drive is included on the park on the second day.

    Sable Sands or similar

    Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Elephant, Hwange National Park

Day 20

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Victoria Falls

Continuing our trip, we turn northwards to Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. Your guide will take you on a tour of the mighty Victoria Falls, known by the local Kololo tribe as Mosi oa Tunya- “the Smoke that thunders”.

In the afternoon we have a relaxing sunset cruise on the mighty Zambezi River, basking in the afterglow of the day. The rest of the day may be spent at leisure or partaking in one of the many optional activities on offer.

    Ilala Lodge or similar

    Breakfast
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Day 21

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Farewell

Our safari ends after breakfast. You will be transferred to Victoria Falls Airport in time for your departure flight. We hope to welcome you again one day on another of our African adventures.

    Breakfast
Aerial view of Victoria Falls

Meals & Inclusions

20 nights accommodation
Most meals
Expert guide throughout the tour
Park fees
Travel by 4 wheel drive vehicles
Professional and experienced driver
Arrival and departure transfers

Departure Dates

Check for departure dates that suit you:

2024-07-14

2024-08-07

2024-09-14

2024-10-31

2024-11-14

2024-12-08

To confirm availability call 0333 234 3667

Flights & More

Ask your FREEDOM Consultant to include Economy, Premium or Business Class flights for a complete ABTA and ATOL protected package.

They can also add extra nights and experiences in places you choose, to create the exact holiday you are looking for. Popular options include:

  • A Cape Town city stay before your tour
  • Extra nights in Windhoek or Victoria Falls

Next Step

Please get in touch with our Africa Experts to start planning your holiday. You’ll have a single point of contact from your first enquiry through booking.

Great Trans African Lodge Safari

21 day Small Group Safari – from £5160

With flights from £6340

All prices are per person, based on two people sharing a twin or double room. Seasonal variations may apply, please call Freedom Destinations for more information. Accommodation may need to be substituted on occasion for alternative properties of a similar standard. Please note luggage restriction of 15kg.
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