From the ochre-coloured dunes of the Namib Desert to the lily-choked backwaters of the Okavango Panhandle, the flamingo-studded lagoons of Walvis Bay to the game-filled waterholes of Etosha and the breath-taking Victoria Falls, this tour provides incredible contrasts and an eco-tourism experience like no other!

This very popular overland safari is a birding and wildlife extravaganza, visiting some of the major highlights of three of Africa’s most remarkable countries, all offering vast areas of pristine wilderness. Birdlife abounds and we search for an impressive array of localized, as well as more widespread African species such as the sought-after Slaty Egret, Wattled Crane, Ludwig’s Bustard, Rüppell’s Korhaan, Secretarybird, Pel’s Fishing Owl (one of ten possible owls!), Hartlaub’s Spurfowl, the huge Coppery-tailed Coucal, Rüppell’s Parrot, Monteiro’s Hornbill, Rockrunner, Violet Wood Hoopoe, Bare-cheeked and Black-faced Babblers, Rosy-faced Lovebird, White-tailed Shrike, Herero Chat, Dune and Gray’s Larks, Violet-eared Waxbill – and so much more besides!

What's more, we have time to observe mammals, large and small, ranging from elephant shrews to Africa Elephant, Fur Seals to Hippopotamus, as well as exciting range of charismatic African big game including the fabled ’Big 5’.

The spectacular and dramatic scenery, coupled with quality mammal viewing and exceptional birding, all combine to make this one of our most popular birding adventures!

Top Birds

Ludwig’s & Kori Bustards; Rüppell’s & Northern Black Korhaans; Secretarybird; Pel’s Fishing Owl; Hartlaub’s & Red-billed Spurfowls; Rüppell’s Parrot; Monteiro’s, Damara Red-billed & Bradfield's Hornbills; Rockrunner; Violet Wood Hoopoe; Bare-cheeked, Southern Pied & Black-faced Babblers; Rosy-faced Lovebird; White-tailed Shrike; Herero Chat; chances for Shelley’s & Copper Sunbirds; Dune & Gray's Larks; African Skimmer(seasonal); Slaty Egret; Wattled Crane; Rock Pratincole (seasonal); Chestnut-banded Plover; Damara Tern; Cape, Bank & Crowned Cormorants; Burchell's & Double-banded Coursers; African Oystercatcher; Bradfield's Swift; Bokmakierie; Rufous-eared Warbler; South African Shelduck; Orange River White-eye; Dusky Sunbird; Cape Vulture; thousands of Lesser & Greater Flamingos.

Top Mammals

The “Big Five” (Lion, Leopard, African Elephant, Black and White Rhinoceroses, African Buffalo); Cheetah; Hartmann’s sub-species of Mountain Zebra; Plains Zebra; Common Warthog; Giraffe; Roan & Sable Antelope; Red Lechwe; Topi; Common Eland; Springbok; Meerkat; Honey Badger; Dassie Rat; Spotted-necked Otter; South African & Damara Ground Squirrels; African Wild Cat; Central African Large-spotted Genet.

Habitats Covered

coastal estuaries, broad-leaved woodland, riverine forest, floodplains, grass plains, papyrus swamps, mountains, gravel and sandy deserts

Expected Climate

temperatures are variable. Autumn/Winter (May to August) - can be warm during the day (reaching as much as 31°C / 88°F in the Caprivi). At night and in the early mornings it can, however, be very cold (as low as 5°C / 41°F in the central highlands of Namibia). Spring/Summer (September to April) - can be very high at this time of year, (reaching as much as 40°C / 104°F in the Caprivi).

Max Group Size

7 & 1 Rockjumper leader

Tour Pace & Walking

moderate pace, long drives, undemanding walks

Accommodation

comfortable hotels, national park bungalows and lodges

Ease of Birding

easy, open country birding

Number of Species Expected

375-425

Other Attractions

Namib sand dunes, Spitzkoppe, Etosha, Okavango Delta, Victoria Falls

Photographic Opportunities

excellent

What our clients say about us

Heinz Ortmann
PO - Namibia, Botswana & Zimbabwe

The tour was fabulous and Heinz is a great guide. Our van was good with the "pop up" roof. The lodges we stayed at were very nice with good food. We even had a chance to try some wild game.

Gregory de Klerk
DL - Namibia, Botswana & Zimbabwe 2022

I can’t say enough good things about our guide, Greg de Klerk. He was very personable, outgoing, enthusiastic and cheerful, made sure everyone got to see the birds (and mammals), he had done lots of prior research so he had a tremendous depth of knowledge which he imparted, and he kept us safe and comfortable. I would go on another tour with Greg in a heartbeat.

Julian Parsons
EL - Namibia, Botswana & Zimbabwe 2022

Julian Parsons is an exceptional bird and nature guide in many respects - you can be proud to have him on your team. I couldn’t ask for more in a birding and total naturalist guide. His organization, attention to details, interest in the participants were all top notch. All those things that make a birding trip successful Julian attended to with energy, and enthusiasm. He was an excellent driver and put safety as #1. The amount of driving on this tour it would have been nice to have a driver and a guide. It’s one thing to know the birds, wildlife, plants, trees, etc. It's quite another to teach and explain the species to others. Julian is an exceptional teacher. He was always keen to go the extra step to provide the details and the understandings of the species, i.e. its behaviors, how it feeds, migration information, and on and on. Julian’s knowledge of the natural world is encyclopedic. Like all good teachers you never felt any question was too small or too trivial to ask - it’s a gift to be able to put the participants at ease so they feel comfortable to ask questions. There are many positive adjectives I could use to describe Julian as a person and as a professional bird/nature guide - the list is long. At the top is his character and kindness - it seems to be part of his being. I was grateful to have Julian as my guide - I hope I was a fraction as good as a participant.

Julian Parsons
PN, Namibia 2023

Julian was a true pleasure to tour with. His calm and easygoing style were much appreciated. We love a guide with a sense of humor! His knowledge of the animals and birds and where to find them was excellent. Although we dipped on the Southern Carmine Bee-eater spectacle the first night, we still saw wonderful sights. He found the perfect place our second night on the river. The spectacle was amazing! He got all our biggest targets including Pels Fishing Owl and White-faced Owl and an African Wildcat! We had to give him two demerits as he dipped on the Honey Badger and the Pangolinsigh

Julian Parsons
RH & LH - NBZ 2022

We had a great time on the Namibia, etc. tour. Julian Parsons is a terrific guide, not just for birds (with which he is superb) but other dimensions of natural history, such as mammals, herps, plants, and geology. And he is a fine and thoughtful traveling companion, exceptionally helpful at every step of the way. We would be keen to go on Rockjumper trips with him as our guide, specifically, on future forays.

Namibia, Okavango & Victoria Falls Overland I 2024

16 Jul 2024 - 02 Aug 2024 (18 days)

ZAR135,950 - No Spaces Available

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Tour Leader: Julian Parsons

Tour price (Per person): ZAR135,950 * USD7,224 * GBP5,799 * EUR6,778 * AUD11,134

Single Supplement: ZAR15,500 * USD824 * GBP661 * EUR773 * AUD1,269

Can be linked with: Zambia - Endemics Extension

Namibia, Okavango & Victoria Falls Overland II 2024

03 Aug 2024 - 20 Aug 2024 (18 days)

ZAR135,950 - No Spaces Available

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Tour Leader: Julian Parsons

Tour price (Per person): ZAR135,950 * USD7,224 * GBP5,799 * EUR6,778 * AUD11,134

Single Supplement: ZAR15,500 * USD824 * GBP661 * EUR773 * AUD1,269

Can be linked with: Zambia - Endemics Extension

Namibia, Okavango & Victoria Falls Overland III 2024

22 Aug 2024 - 07 Sep 2024 (17 days)

ZAR135,950 - No Spaces Available

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Tour Leader: Quinton Paul Josop

Tour price (Per person): ZAR135,950 * USD7,224 * GBP5,799 * EUR6,778 * AUD11,134

Single Supplement: ZAR16,000 * USD850 * GBP682 * EUR798 * AUD1,310

Can be linked with: Zambia - Endemics Extension

Namibia, Okavango & Victoria Falls Overland IV 2024

08 Sep 2024 - 24 Sep 2024 (17 days)

ZAR135,950 - No Spaces Available

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Tour Leader: Quinton Paul Josop

Tour price (Per person): ZAR135,950 * USD7,224 * GBP5,799 * EUR6,778 * AUD11,134

Single Supplement: ZAR16,000 * USD850 * GBP682 * EUR798 * AUD1,310

Can be linked with: Zambia - Endemics Extension

Namibia, Okavango & Victoria Falls Overland V 2024

27 Sep 2024 - 13 Oct 2024 (17 days)

ZAR135,950 - No Spaces Available

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Tour Leader: Julian Parsons

Tour price (Per person): ZAR135,950 * USD7,224 * GBP5,799 * EUR6,778 * AUD11,134

Single Supplement: ZAR16,000 * USD850 * GBP682 * EUR798 * AUD1,310

Can be linked with: Zambia - Endemics Extension

Namibia, Okavango & Victoria Falls Overland VI 2024

14 Oct 2024 - 30 Oct 2024 (17 days)

ZAR135,950 - Spaces Available

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Tour Leader: Julian Parsons

Tour price (Per person): ZAR135,950 * USD7,224 * GBP5,799 * EUR6,778 * AUD11,134

Single Supplement: ZAR16,000 * USD850 * GBP682 * EUR798 * AUD1,310

Can be linked with: Zambia - Endemics Extension

Namibia, Okavango & Victoria Falls Overland I 2025

16 Jul 2025 - 01 Aug 2025 (17 days)

ZAR148,950 - Spaces Available

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Tour Leader: Quinton Paul Josop

Tour price (Per person): ZAR148,950 * USD7,914 * GBP6,353 * EUR7,426 * AUD12,198

Single Supplement: ZAR14,500 * USD770 * GBP618 * EUR723 * AUD1,187

Can be linked with: Zambia - Endemics Extension

Namibia, Okavango & Victoria Falls Overland II 2025

02 Aug 2025 - 18 Aug 2025 (17 days)

ZAR148,950 - Spaces Available

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Tour Leader: Quinton Paul Josop

Tour price (Per person): ZAR148,950 * USD7,914 * GBP6,353 * EUR7,426 * AUD12,198

Single Supplement: ZAR14,500 * USD770 * GBP618 * EUR723 * AUD1,187

Can be linked with: Zambia - Endemics Extension

Namibia, Okavango & Victoria Falls Overland III 2025

08 Sep 2025 - 24 Sep 2025 (17 days)

ZAR148,950 - Spaces Available

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Tour Leader: Julian Parsons

Tour price (Per person): ZAR148,950 * USD7,914 * GBP6,353 * EUR7,426 * AUD12,198

Single Supplement: ZAR14,500 * USD770 * GBP618 * EUR723 * AUD1,187

Can be linked with: Zambia - Endemics Extension

Namibia, Okavango & Victoria Falls Overland IV 2025

25 Sep 2025 - 11 Oct 2025 (17 days)

ZAR148,950 - Spaces Available

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Tour Leader: Julian Parsons

Tour price (Per person): ZAR148,950 * USD7,914 * GBP6,353 * EUR7,426 * AUD12,198

Single Supplement: ZAR14,500 * USD770 * GBP618 * EUR723 * AUD1,187

Can be linked with: Zambia - Endemics Extension

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