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Windhoek – Victoria Falls trip

A 21-day self drive 4×4 tour starting in Windhoek Namibia and ending at the Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. A compact ‘one way’ itinerary allows you to fully enjoy with limited travel distances.

During this 4×4 safari you are going to explore two particular countries of Southern Africa; Botswana and Namibia. A nice combination of wild and unspoiled nature in Namibia and the adventurous game parks in Botswana. At the end of this trip you’ll stay two nights in a hotel in Victoria Falls. On the itinerary of this self drive are among others the sand dunes at Sossusvlei, Spitzkoppe, Etosha National Park, Chobe National Park and Moremi Game Reserve (Okavango Delta). The game parks in Botswana guarantee seeing the safari animals in a real African bush setting. Camping in natural surroundings of Botswana.

Advantages of self-drive 4×4 package trips

  • Inclusive support and professional advice safari trip
  • Inclusive GPS with Tracks4Africa software and all 4×4 waypoints and destinations for your trip
  • Inclusive full insurance via Europeesche Verzekeringen which includes coverage for damages like glass & tires, under body and off-road normally excluded by the car hire company
  • A perfectly mapped route with optimal travel distances
  • SGR cover for pre-paid funds (incl. Sicherungsschein for Germany)

Itinerary

  • 1: Windhoek
  • 2: Sesriem
  • 3: Sossusvlei/Solitaire
  • 4: Swakopmund
  • 5: Spitzkoppe
  • 6: Twyfelfontein
  • 7: Etosha National Park (Okaukuejo)
  • 8: Etosha National Park (Halali)
  • 9: Etosha National Park (Namutoni)
  • 10: Rundu
  • 11: Okavango Panhandle (Ngepi Camp)
  • 12: Okavango Panhandle (Ngepi Camp)
  • 13: Maun (Botswana)
  • 14: Moremi Game Reserve (Third Bridge)
  • 15: Moremi Game Reserve (Khwai)
  • 16: Chobe National Park (Savuti)
  • 17: Chobe National Park (Riverfront)
  • 18: Kasane
  • 19: Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe)
  • 20: Victoria Falls
  • 21: Return flight
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Route & itinerary

21days
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Day 1: Windhoek

The first day of your self drive tour through Namibia. Upon arrival you will meet our partner of the car rental company for a transfer to the depot and for an extensive instruction and handling of formalities. The first night of the trip is planned in Windhoek so you have enough time to acclimatize and get acquainted with the 4×4. Windhoek is also the place where to buy a large part of your groceries for the self drive.

Accommodation: B&B. Travel distance: 5 km.

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Day 2: Sesriem

When you did your shopping yesterday, you can start early today for the trip to Sesriem and the Namib Desert (Namib Naukluft Park). Your journey will bring you through the Remshoogte Pass and you arrive in Sesriem in the afternoon.

Accommodation: camping. Travel distance: 330 km.

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Day 3: Sossusvlei/Solitaire

A whole day for the sand dunes of Sossusvlei and Deadvlei. We advise you to leave early so that you’ll get to the dunes in time for sunrise. It’s a breathtaking show of reds and oranges dancing around deep shadows.

Accommodation: camping. Travel distance 120 km (total retour) + 90 km.

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Day 4: Swakopmund

After two nights at the sand dunes and Sesriem your self drive trip now continues and the next destination is Swakopmund on the Atlantic coast, using the well known Solitaire and Kuisib Canyon. Accommodation is a bed & breakfast with a unique view. In Swakopmund, you can enjoy your dinner in a restaurant.

Accommodation: B&B. Travel distance: 350 km.

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Day 5: Spitzkoppe

After breakfast at the B & B you have time to explore Swakopmund and do some shopping if needed. Then drive to the next destination of this self drive trip, the jagged rocks and characteristic Spitzkoppe.

Accommodation: camping. Travel distance: 160 km.

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Day 6: Twyfelfontein

A nice ride today on the road to Twyfelfontein through a unique landscape and beautiful route in Damaraland. You can visit Organ Pipes and Petrified forest.

Accommodation: camping. Travel distance: 230 km.

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Day 7: Etosha National Park (Okaukuejo)

Today we are going to Etosha National Park. In total you spend three nights in three different rest camps in this huge wildlife park. Etosha shows you all kinds of wildlife including elephants, rhinos and lions. The floodlit waterholes at the rest camps are highly recommended. You can easily walk from the camp.

Accommodation: camping. Travel distance: 340 km.

 

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Day 8: Etosha National Park (Halali)

A second day in Etosha National Park. You can choose to make an early morning game drive and then return to Okaukeujo or to break up directly the entire camp and start the game drive towards Halali. When you choose a short morning game drive around the Okaukuejo camp you can have brunch first and then break up the camp after returning.

Accommodation: camping. Travel distance: 70 km.

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Day 9: Etosha National Park (Namutoni)

The third day of your stay in Etosha National Park. Today again an extensive game drive towards Namutoni. And today you can choose between a walk around the camp or directly break up the camp and continue the self drive trip to Namutoni. It will also depend on how long you keep watching at the floodlit waterhole in Halali, this waterhole gives you a chance of seeing many special animals. It is not uncommon hyenas, lions and even to spot a leopard at this place.

Accommodation: camping. Travel distance: 100 km.

 

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Day 10: Rundu

In the morning you still have time for a game drive from the Namutoni camp. Then break up the camp and leave behind the Etosha National Park. The road to Roy’s Camp at Grootfontein is asphalt. Along the way you can make a stop at the Hoba meteorite and you could do some shopping in the city (Grootfontein). Roy’s Camp features a gourmet restaurant.

Accommodation: B&B. Travel distance: about 230 km.

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Day 11: Okavango Panhandle (Ngepi Camp)

The trip to Ngepi Camp located on the Okavango River in the “pan handle” of the Okavango Delta is a simple but long ride of 425 km. Along the way you will pass several villages and souvenir stalls where locals sell all kinds of goods.

Accommodation: camping. Travel distance: 425 km.

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Day 12: Okavango Panhandle (Ngepi Camp)

A full (rest) day at Ngepi Camp. It is possible to relax or to do an activity. Ngepi Camp offers various trips, often on the waters of the Okavango Delta. The Mekoro trip and the sunset cruise are popular activities here.

Accommodation: camping.

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Day 13: Maun (Botswana)

A long drive to Maun. After eight nights of camping you’ll stay in a bed & breakfast. A scenic flight over the Okavango Delta is a possibility. In Maun, you can do some shopping and refueling diesel.

Accommodation: B&B. Travel distance: 435 km.

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Day 14: Moremi Game Reserve (Third Bridge)

Third Bridge on the edge of the Okavango Delta is the destination today. After you’ve passed the Buffalo Fence you can spend the complete day with game drives and spotting the many safari animals living in the Moremi Reserve. You have a good chance to see lions, hyenas and the leopard and ofcourse elephants and antelopes. The camps in the parks of Botswana are not fenced and various animals will visit the camp overnight and during the day.

Accommodation: camping. Travel distance: 130 km.

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Day 15: Moremi Game Reserve (Khwai)

The 4×4 trip from Third Bridge to Khwai in the Moremi Game Reserve is one big game drive where you will see many animals on the move. The advice is to start early because then the animals are most active. During the afternoon you will arrive at Northgate and the Khwai campsite. After building up the camp there is time to relax and take a sunset game drive along the Khwai River.

Accommodation: camping. Travel distance: 60 km.

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Day 16: Chobe National Park (Savuti)

From Moremi you are traveling to the North, deep into the Chobe National Park. During the afternoon you arrive in Savuti. This part of Chobe is famous for its bull elephants and the Savuti pride (pride of lions) which lives in the Savuti Marsh. The Savuti Channel which runs through the area and empties into the Savuti Marsh has been dry for many decades but for some years water flows again. In the afternoon there is sufficient time to do an extensive game drive and to further explore this particular area of ​​Botswana.

Accommodation: camping. Travel distance: 110 km.

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Day 17: Chobe National Park (Riverfront)

A bumpy ride over dirty roads through the Chobe Park to Ihaha on the Chobe River. Optionally, you can make a game drive in the morning before you leave Ihaha. Arriving at the Chobe River, it is not unlikely to see lions, elephants, buffalo species and many antelopes.

Accommodation: camping. Travel distance: 140 km.

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Day 18: Kasane

Kasane at the Chobe River is your next destination, you can walk along the Chobe river side to the east. Along the way you will have a good chance to spot various animals. Elephants are regularly seen at the various waterholes. During the day you will arrive at the Chobe Safari Lodge. It is here to enjoy a sunset cruise on the Chobe River.

Accommodation: camping. Travel distance: 40 km.

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Day 19: Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe)

In the morning you return the car to the rental company. Then traveling on to Zimbabwe by transfer. Around noon you arrive at your hotel in Victoria Falls.

Accommodation: Hotel. Travel distance: 80 km.

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Day 20: Victoria Falls

A full day to relax at the hotel, enjoy an excursion such as rafting on the Zambezi and ofcourse to see the Victoria Falls!

Accommodation: Hotel.

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Day 21: Return flight

The last day of the trip. During the morning you there will be a transfer to the airport from the hotel for the return flight home.

Changing itinerary

All self drive trips can be adjusted to your personal requirements. Staying somewhere for a day longer or adding another destination is not a problem.
Ask us about the possibilities and we are happy to help you!

Your 4x4 rental car

Toyota Hilux Double Cab 4×4

The default car is a Toyota Hilux 4×4 double cab 2.4 Diesel.  The Toyota Hilux double cab is the most perfect 4×4 rental car for a self-drive safari in Africa. Zowel voor 2 als voor 4 personen is de Hilux double cab de beste keuze. Available for both 2 and 4 people, the Hilux is the best choice. For travels with 5 people (two adults and three children) the Hilux double cab can also be used. If you’re with just two people, the back seat is especially useful for photo bags, day packs and supplies.

It has much space and comfort, and has sleeping places in the roof tent. This Toyota Hilux Double Cab 4×4 has a separate boot where you can safely store your travel bags, together with all the camping equipment for your self-drive journey in Southern Africa.

It is possible to upgrade car at extra costs. See all our 4×4 rental cars. 

Rates

Prices per person for various dates in 2021 and 2022. The Windhoek to Victoria Falls Drive trip is available for 2 to 4 people per car. The default car is a Toyota Hilux 4×4 double cab 2.4 Diesel. The price for 5 people or more can for example be requested and depends on the local possibilities and space in the preferred car. 4×4 cars (Land Cruiser or 4×4 camper) other than the default 4×4 car are available upon request.

20 March - 25 June, (2021)

  • 2 people Rate per person € 2.690,-
  • 3 people Rate per person € 2.190,-
  • 4 people Rate per person € 1.870,-

Optional CDW (Zero Excess) insurance incl. tires and glass € 425,- per trip.

26 June - 10 November, (2021)

  • 2 people Rate per person € 3.190,-
  • 3 people Rate per person € 2.580,-
  • 4 people Rate per person € 2.170,-

Optional CDW (Zero Excess) insurance incl. tires and glass € 425,- per trip.

11 November - 4 January, (2022)

  • 2 people Rate per person € 2.690,-
  • 3 people Rate per person € 2.190,-
  • 4 people Rate per person € 1.890,-

Optional CDW (Zero Excess) insurance incl. tires and glass € 425,- per trip.

5 January - 19 March, (2022)

  • 2 people Rate per person € 2.580,-
  • 3 people Rate per person € 2.140,-
  • 4 people Rate per person € 1.790,-

Optional CDW (Zero Excess) insurance incl. tires and glass € 425,- per trip.

20 March - 25 June, (2022)

  • 2 people Rate per person € 2.690,-
  • 3 people Rate per person € 2.190,-
  • 4 people Rate per person € 1.870,-

Optional CDW (Zero Excess) insurance incl. tires and glass € 425,- per trip.

26 June - 10 November, (2022)

  • 2 people Rate per person € 3.190,-
  • 3 people Rate per person € 2.580,-
  • 4 people Rate per person € 2.170,-

Optional CDW (Zero Excess) insurance incl. tires and glass € 425,- per trip.

Included

Toyota Hilux 4x4 Double Cab with complete camping & safari equipment
All accommodation during the journey
Two drivers
GPS & Tracks4Africa software
Advise by experienced self drive specialists
Airport transfers
Support

Not included

International Flights
Entry Fees
Fuel
Food & Drinks
Upgrades to fixed (luxury) accommodations
Upgrade to Toyota Landcruiser or Hilux 3.0 (automatic) or Toyota Fortuner (automatic)
Zero Excess insurance

Highlights

10 / 10

Skillful people

It was a really good experience and they are skillful to plan and give quick response with answers.

Good knowledge of Africa and the countries there. What to visit and they plan the trip so it suits the customer.
Quick response when you have questions.

Christer Jonson

10 / 10

Adequate hulp

Selfdrive4x4.com biedt adequate en deskundige hulp bij zowel het plannen van het reisschema, het regelen van autohuur en het daarbij horende papierwerk (verzekeringen, transfers) en het vastleggen van de camping- en lodge-locaties.

Anonymous

10 / 10

Perfect organization

Selfdrive4x4.com offers the perfect organization of the trip for selfdrivers.

Strengths

Very easy handling, good communication.

Franziska

10 / 10

Perfect

Perfect, I would recommend it to everybody to work together with it.

Strengths

Friendly people – very fast in answering questions – high knowlede about the things you need at your destination and for a 4×4 driving holiday – easy to comunicate with.

Improvements or suggestions

Right know for my use it was perfect. Especially since I am not next door, and just worked together via internet and phone.

 

Niedereder Raimund

10 / 10

We would recommend Selfdrive4x4.com to our friends

We booked a last minute 17 day self drive trip through Namibia with this company and everything was just perfect. Contact with the company was very pleasant and they kept us posted with updates about the progress of our trip. Gps, maps, book and 12V equipment was sent to our home as soon as our trip was confirmed.

Price wise it was a great deal and everything in Namibia (car and layovers) were to our satisfaction. We would definitely book again with this company and we would recommend it to our friends.

Reinier