From 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

10 & 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

Julian Parsons
LH - NBZ 2022

The best part of the tour was our guide, Julian Parsons. He was extremely knowledgeable about the birds, mammals, and plants and trees. He also was very personable and inclusive, making sure everyone was able to see the wildlife. I would go on other tours he plans if they fit my schedule. So, definitely, do what is needed to keep him on your staff.

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.

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
CV - Namibia, Botswana & Zimbabwe 2022

I booked this tour in 2019, Tour was canceled twice but it was worth the wait. Such an enjoyable group to be traveling with. Greg De Klerk is a wealth of knowledge about all the flora and fauna of this part of Africa. We started with the might and beauty of Victoria Falls and the beauty of these three countries just kept unfolding as we went. Not only did we see so many birds and animals we also learned exciting things about each of those animals and birds. All done with Greg's great sense of humour. He took the time to see that each guest was personally looked after, I would travel with him again. Accommodations were excellent. Food abundant and superb. It was a great trip.

André Bernon
SC, Namibia

Andre Bernon was a great leader, with great vision and bird finding skills. He also had excellent people skills, both with the participants and the various third parties that we dealt with. He maintained good humour and an even disposition throughout.

Namibia, Okavango & Victoria Falls Overland II 2024

03 Aug 2024 - 20 Aug 2024 (18 days)

ZAR135,950 - No Spaces Available

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Namibia, Okavango & Victoria Falls Overland III 2024

22 Aug 2024 - 07 Sep 2024 (17 days)

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Namibia, Okavango & Victoria Falls Overland IV 2024

08 Sep 2024 - 24 Sep 2024 (17 days)

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Namibia, Okavango & Victoria Falls Overland V 2024

27 Sep 2024 - 13 Oct 2024 (17 days)

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Namibia, Okavango & Victoria Falls Overland I 2025

16 Jul 2025 - 01 Aug 2025 (17 days)

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Tour Leader: Quinton Paul Josop

Tour price (Per person): ZAR148,950 * USD8,182 * GBP6,278 * EUR7,477 * AUD12,141

Single Supplement: ZAR14,500 * USD797 * GBP611 * EUR728 * AUD1,182

Can be linked with: Zambia - Endemics Extension (TM I) 2025

Namibia, Okavango & Victoria Falls Overland II 2025

02 Aug 2025 - 18 Aug 2025 (17 days)

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Tour Leader: Quinton Paul Josop

Tour price (Per person): ZAR148,950 * USD8,182 * GBP6,278 * EUR7,477 * AUD12,141

Single Supplement: ZAR14,500 * USD797 * GBP611 * EUR728 * AUD1,182

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Namibia, Okavango & Victoria Falls Overland III 2025

08 Sep 2025 - 24 Sep 2025 (17 days)

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Tour Leader: Julian Parsons

Tour price (Per person): ZAR148,950 * USD8,182 * GBP6,278 * EUR7,477 * AUD12,141

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Namibia, Okavango & Victoria Falls Overland I 2026

15 Jul 2026 - 31 Jul 2026 (17 days)

ZAR154,900 - Spaces Available

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Tour Leader: James Wade Lee

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Tour price (Per person): ZAR154,900 * USD8,509 * GBP6,529 * EUR7,776 * AUD12,626

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Namibia, Okavango & Victoria Falls Overland II 2026

01 Aug 2026 - 17 Aug 2026 (17 days)

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Namibia, Okavango & Victoria Falls Overland III 2026

07 Sep 2026 - 23 Sep 2026 (17 days)

ZAR154,900 - Spaces Available

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Tour Leader: Ryan Tyrer

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Tour price (Per person): ZAR154,900 * USD8,509 * GBP6,529 * EUR7,776 * AUD12,626

Can be linked with: Zambia - Endemics Extension

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