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Family Overland between Windhoek and Victoria Falls

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19 days between Windhoek and Victoria Falls

Overlanding is the only way to see Southern Africa! Dragoman have been leading the way in African overland expeditions since 1981, so take advantage of our years of experience and come with us as we include all the must-see attractions as well as heading into the wilds, well away from the usual tourist trail. This trip is designed specially for families! Designed to appeal to the entire family, our family overland expeditions are family holidays with a difference, full of true outdoor pursuit - roasting marshmallows at night around a campfire in the middle of the wilds, taking a boat safari deep into the Okavango Delta or enjoying some hair-raising adventure activities on the coast at Swakopmund. Our Namibia and Botswana family overland trip takes you from the colossal Victoria Falls through some of Africa's most astounding scenery, wildlife havens, and activities. You will enjoy canoe safaris on the stunning Okavango Delta, wildlife cruises in Chobe National Park, go tracking and food gathering with the San tribe, spot huge herds of elephant at Etosha National Park, trek up the famous sand dunes at Sesriem, try your hand at sandboarding or quadbiking at Swakopmund, see the Cape Cross seal colony on the Skeleton Coast, trek to see the bush paintings at Spitzkoppe and best of all, enjoy all these things having travelled there overland-style as a family, ensuring you all have an experience that no-one will ever forget. Take your family to explore the wilds of Southern Africa on this unforgettable family overland adventure!

Itinerary

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On the road to Windhoek, Namibia
Windhoek

Important note: For those on our Southern Africa Family trip, please read the important information at the bottom of these trip notes regarding additional paperwork for under-18s to be able enter Botswana (including a certified copy of their full unabridged birth certificate and an affidavit of consent from any parent that is not accompanying).

Border Information: If joining in Windhoek, you will most likely enter Namibia at Windhoek Hosea Kutako International Airport (IATA code: WDH).

Welcome to the Namibian capital of Windhoek! There will be a group meeting at 6:00pm at our joining hotel in Windhoek. Your leader will leave a note on the reception with the details of this important meeting.

If you arrive early, the rest of the day will be free to independently explore the city's German colonial buildings or simply relax before our adventure starts!

In Windhoek we will stay in a decent hotel with good facilities.

Stunning scenery at the Dead Vlei, Namibia
Sesriem & Sossusvlei

Today our journey begins with a drive to the small village of Sesriem, the gateway to the awe-inspiring sand dunes and ancient lakebeds of Sossusvlei. We will have some free time to independently explore the area on arrival.

In Sesriem we will stay in a basic but well equipped campsite.

Estimated Drive Time - 5-7 hours (please note that all drive times given here are the approximate number of hours that the truck will be in motion only, and does not include any time taken for coffee or lunch stops, border crossings, photo stops, activities en route, comfort breaks, shopping stops, toilet stops, etc. The times given are approximate estimates only and whilst given with the best of intentions, the drive times are heavily dependent on traffic, road conditions, weather, police roadblocks, and many other factors - flexibility is essential on any overland trip!).

At the Tropic of Capricorn in the Namib desert
Namib Desert

Today we will have an early start to take a trip out in the truck to the incredibly photogenic and other-worldly landscapes of Sossusvlei and Dead Vlei - we will start with a climb up the famous huge sand dune known as 'Dune 45' for a breathtaking sunrise, before taking local 4x4s deeper into the deserts and exploring a little on foot.

After returning to Sesriem we have a short drive into the southern Namib deserts to a remote campsite near the town of Solitaire, where we will have a fascinating tour to learn all about the ecology of the desert and the history of the area from our local guide there.

In Solitaire we will stay in a well equipped campsite.

Estimated Drive Time - 2-3 hours.

Activities Description Approx. Cost
Included

Guided walk through the landscapes of the Namib desert, learning all about the delicate desert ecosystem

Included in Kitty
Included

Climb the colossal sand dune of Dune 45 to witness the incredible shifting colours of the Namib deserts at sunrise

Included in Kitty
Optional

Take an unforgettable sunrise balloon trip over the Namib desert and Dune 45 (alternative to the included tour)

NAD 5950
Included

Explore the other-worldly landscapes of the Sossusvlei and Dead Vlei salt pans

Included in Kitty
Sand Boarding near Swakopmund, Namibia
Swakopmund

Today we continue our journey north to the German colonial town of Swakopmund, located at the southern end of the famous and barren 'Skeleton Coast'.

Estimated Drive Time - 4-5 hours.

On our second day here we will have a free day to explore the town and the wider area, go to the beach, or participate in some of Swakopmund's many exciting outdoor activities!

In Swakopmund we will stay in a good local hotel.

Activities Description Approx. Cost
Optional

Take a scenic flight over the Forbidden Coast and the Skeleton Coast

NAD 4000
Optional

Explore the townships of Swakopmund, meeting the local Damara, Herero and Ovambo people

NAD 400
Optional

Head out for a fun morning of sandboarding on the dunes near Swakopmund

NAD 400
Optional

Explore the ocean by boat and search for dolphins, seals, and other marine life

NAD 600
Optional

Head out for a quad-biking trip into the Namib deserts near Swakopmund

NAD 550
Optional

Go in search of dolphins on a sea kayak trip off the coast of Swakopmund

NAD 800
Optional

Head out on horseback to explore the beautiful area around Swakopmund

NAD 690
Our wild camp near Spitzkoppe, Namibia
Spitzkoppe

We will start the day with a short journey up the coast to the phenomenal Cape fur seal colony at Cape Cross, where we'll witness the incredible sight (and smell) of thousands of seals in their natural habitat! We will then travel inland to the sparsely-populated centre of Namibia and the incredible and photogenic mountain of Spitzkoppe.

We will wild camp in the midst of this remote region, have a chance to explore the primeval landscape of the mountain, and witness the mountan take on remarkable oranges and reds during the breathtaking sunset (and sunrise, for those who can manage to get up at 5:30am!).

In Spitzkoppe we will wild camp with very basic facilities (there is a seated 'long-drop' toilet block, but no showers or electricity).

Estimated Drive Time - 5-6 hours.

EXPAND ALL DAY ITINERARIES FOR THIS TRIP
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Overall the holiday was good and the kids had a fantastic time.
Kevin M - - 4th June 2015
I still cannot believe the quality and amount of food that Charles produced - quite outstanding.
Kevin M - - 4th June 2015
There was a lot of variety in the food and Charles was very attentive to the different needs of the group. Fantastic pancakes!
Louise K - - 4th June 2015
Charles was absolutely lovely, really friendly and an incredible cook!
Lowenna O - - 4th June 2015
Anja did a marvellous job - her flexibility to alter the agenda to fit in with things she thought we would prefer was exceptional.
Kevin M - - 4th June 2015
Anja displayed an excellent understanding of the needs of the group and intelligently adapted the itinerary. She always gave clear instruction, presented options and recommendations with sound logic. Always had a positive attitude and displayed immense patience with all questions from the children and some of the adults!
Louise K - - 4th June 2015
Absolutely fantastic crew, all really friendly and enthusiastic.
Lowenna O - - 4th June 2015
A great team!
Andrew K - - 4th June 2015
Our cook Charles did a fantastic job and is a great person.
Andrew K - - 4th June 2015
Excellent cook!
Peter L - - 4th June 2015
We loved Denford our cook. He was amazing and the meals were excellent.
Charlotte H - - 4th June 2015
Good value for money, interesting itinerary, felt safe with the guides.
Charlotte H - - 4th June 2015
Denford was A*. He is a kind man and a wonderful cook. Everyone loved him.
Charlotte H - - 4th June 2015

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