Namibia & Victoria Falls Safari: The Ultimate Luxury Adventure Unveiled
Combined Namibia and Victoria Falls luxury safari adventures are gaining immense popularity among travel enthusiasts. These incredible journeys offer the perfect blend of Namibia’s epic wildlife and landscapes, coupled with a visit to one of the world’s most awe-inspiring natural wonders. Whether you’re a wildlife lover, a photography enthusiast, or simply seeking an unforgettable adventure, a combined Namibia and Victoria Falls safari promises an experience like no other.
What to expect
Namibia with its untamed beauty and abundant wildlife summons intrepid explorers to witness its iconic attractions. The country boasts remarkable national parks, such as Etosha National Park, where extraordinary encounters with many of Africa’s Big 5 await.
Moreover, Namibia’s crown jewel, Sossusvlei, beckons with its towering sand dunes and that’s without mentioning the nation’s eerie and desolate Skeleton Coast region that’s home to thriving marine life, as well as the remnants of perished ships.
Situated on the Zambezi River between Zambia and Zimbabwe, Victoria Falls needs little introduction and is a sight that will leave you breathless. Known as “Mosi-oa-Tunya” or “The Smoke that Thunders” by the locals, this magnificent waterfall cascades dramatically, creating a mist that rises high above, visible from miles away. The sheer force and grandeur of Victoria Falls make it one of the most mesmerising natural wonders on the planet.
Best Activities on a Combined Namibia/Victoria Falls Safari
With so much to see and do on a combined Namibia and Victoria Falls safari choosing what to include on your safari itinerary can be a daunting task. To help you navigate through the choices, we have narrowed down our favourite activities, ensuring you make the most of your unforgettable adventure.
Exploring Etosha National Park
Etosha National Park in Namibia is a wildlife enthusiast’s paradise. Here safari goers can embark on exhilarating game drives across vast expanses of savannah, witnessing incredible wildlife encounters along the way. From elephants and lions to giraffes and zebras, Etosha is teeming with a diverse range of animal species. Be sure to visit the famous Etosha Pan during your visit here too, a massive salt pan that attracts a myriad of wildlife, especially during the dry season.
Dune Adventuring in Sossusvlei
Head to the stunning Sossusvlei region in Namibia’s Namib-Naukluft National Park, where you’ll find some of the highest sand dunes in the world. Climb the majestic dunes at sunrise or sunset, capturing breathtaking photographs of the ever-changing hues. Don’t miss the iconic Deadvlei, a white clay pan dotted with ancient dead trees, creating a surreal and mesmerising landscape.
Cruise the Zambezi River
As part of your Victoria Falls experience, embark on a relaxing cruise along the Zambezi River. Enjoy the breathtaking views of the African sunset while sipping on a refreshing cocktail. Keep an eye out for hippos, crocodiles, and a variety of bird species that call the river home.
Witnessing the Majesty of Victoria Falls
No visit to this region is complete without experiencing the awe-inspiring Victoria Falls. Feel the mist on your face as you stand in awe of the world’s largest curtain of falling water. Take a guided tour, allowing you to explore the various viewpoints and marvel at the sheer power and beauty of the falls. For a more adventurous experience, opt for a helicopter ride over the falls or try your hand at whitewater rafting in the Zambezi River.
Luxury Lodges and Camps: A Haven of Luxury
When it comes to accommodation on a combined Namibia and Victoria Falls safari, prepare to be blown away by a selection of luxurious lodges and camps that seamlessly blend comfort, exclusivity, and breathtaking surroundings. Here are our top recommendations, places where you can unwind and immerse yourself in the natural wonders of the region:
Onguma The Fort: Architectural Marvel near Etosha National Park
Step into a world of refined luxury at Onguma The Fort. Inspired by Moroccan and African design, this intimate lodge near Etosha National Park offers an extraordinary experience. With only 11 opulent suites, each boasting a private plunge pool and a viewing deck, Onguma The Fort ensures exclusivity and tranquillity. Guests at The Fort can enjoy exceptional game drives, capturing fascinating wildlife encounters, or embark on breathtaking sundowner tours that paint the horizon with vibrant hues.
andBeyond Sossusvlei Desert Lodge: Desert Oasis of Elegance
Nestled within the Namib Desert, andBeyond Sossusvlei Desert Lodge is a sanctuary of elegance. The lodge’s spacious and exquisitely appointed suites provide uninterrupted views of the surrounding desert landscape. Immerse yourself in guided nature drives, traverse the dunes on thrilling quad biking adventures, or float above the desert in a hot air balloon, witnessing the sunrise casting a golden glow over the surreal landscapes.
Victoria Falls Safari Lodge: Panoramic Views of Zambezi National Park
Perched on a plateau overlooking Zambezi National Park, Victoria Falls Safari Lodge offers spectacular panoramas of the surrounding wilderness. The lodge’s well-appointed rooms provide the perfect retreat after a day of exploration. Indulge in the award-winning restaurant, sip sundowner cocktails while watching wildlife gather around the waterhole, or simply unwind by the inviting swimming pool with uninterrupted views. This lodge offers the perfect balance of luxury and immersion in nature.
Royal Livingstone Hotel: Majestic Colonial Elegance on the Zambezi River
For the ultimate luxury safari experience, the Royal Livingstone Hotel is unparalleled. Located on the banks of the Zambezi River, this colonial-style hotel offers direct access to the majestic Victoria Falls. Be captivated by elegantly appointed rooms, fine dining experiences overlooking the river, and a range of activities that include serene river cruises and rejuvenating spa treatments. Immerse yourself in the charm of a bygone era while enjoying the modern comforts of this exquisite hotel.
Popular FAQs for a Namibia/Victoria Falls Combined Safari
What is the best time to visit Namibia and Victoria Falls?
The best time to visit Namibia is during the dry season, from May to October, when wildlife congregates around water sources, offering optimal game viewing opportunities. For Victoria Falls, the water flow is highest from February to May, showcasing the falls at their most spectacular.
How do I get from Namibia to Victoria Falls?
You can reach Victoria Falls from Namibia by flying into Livingstone Airport in Zambia or Victoria Falls Airport in Zimbabwe. Alternatively, luxury private flight transfers can be arranged. Please contact SecretNamibia for find out more about our fly in safaris and private charter flights.
What activities are available at Victoria Falls?
Victoria Falls offers a wide range of activities to suit different interests and ability levels. You can take a guided tour of the falls, enjoy a sunset cruise on the Zambezi River, embark on thrilling whitewater rafting adventures, take scenic helicopter flights, or go bungee jumping off the Victoria Falls Bridge, among many other options!
Are there any cultural experiences to explore in Namibia?
Yes, Namibia boasts a rich cultural heritage. You can visit local communities, such as the Himba or San tribes, and learn about their traditions and way of life. Engaging in cultural activities, such as traditional dances and storytelling sessions, provides a unique perspective on Namibia’s diverse cultures.
What wildlife can I expect to see in Namibia?
Namibia is renowned for its diverse wildlife. In Etosha National Park, you can spot elephants, lions, giraffes, zebras, rhinos, and a variety of antelope species. The country is also home to elusive desert-adapted species, including the desert-adapted elephant and the critically endangered black rhino. Birdwatchers will also be delighted by the numerous bird species that inhabit Namibia’s diverse landscapes.
Book With SecretNamibia Today
If you’re enticed by the idea of a combined Namibia and Victoria Falls safari adventure, contact SecretNamibia today to embark on this extraordinary journey. As Namibia-based experts, we specialise in crafting bespoke safari experiences tailored to your tastes, requirements, and preferences. Whether you envision encountering Namibia’s captivating wildlife, exploring the surreal landscapes of Sossusvlei, or immersing yourself in the awe-inspiring majesty of Victoria Falls, our team will ensure every detail is meticulously planned. Get in touch with us now to begin the journey of a lifetime, where luxury, exploration, and unforgettable memories await.
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