i-con2 Travel Route : North-East, Caprivi, Victoria Falls & Botswana
The north-eastern travel route (VIOLETT on the map) leads through the humid Caprivi strip with its game reserves. The highlights are the Victoria waterfalls in Zimbabwe and Zambia as well as the National Parks Chobe and Moremi in Botswana which are teeming with game. All in all about 2000 kilometres to drive. 6 days' time is the minimum, but recommended are 8 days and longer.

Vehicle: 4x4 required.
Malaria: Prophylaxis advisable.

From Grootfontein on the B8 to the north-east. After 55 km go on a detour to Tsumkwe, Nyae Nyae Conservancy (San community). Consider to visit the Khaudum National Park, if you have a 4x4 (time required is at least another 2 days). Otherwise continue on the B8 through Kavangoland to Rundu. There are a couple of lodges for an overnight stay.

Popa Falls (approx. 210 km)
Drive on the Trans-Caprivi-Highway through the western Caprivi to Divundu and the Popa Falls. Overnight at the waterfalls on both sides of the Okavango possible.

Katima Mulilo (approx. 310 km)
Along the B8 through the Caprivi. Behind Kongola there is a possible alternative route along the Linyanti river, through the Mudumo National Park. Overnight in lodges or in Katima Mulilo.

Victoria Falls (approx. 220 km)
Cross the Zambesi Bridge near Wanela to Zambia. Drive to Livingstone at the Victoria Falls. Alternatively from Katima to Ngoma Bridge and through Botswana to Kasane. There border crossing to Zimbabwe and drive to the town Victoria Falls. A two night's stay is recommended, either in Livingstone or Victoria Falls.


Chobe National Park (approx. 90 km)
Back to Kasane in Botswana. From here into the Chobe N.P., the park richest in game in southern Africa. Many elephants. Safari drives. Overnight in the park or at a lodge in Kasane.

Maun (approx. 360 km)
Through the Chobe Park via Savuti to Maun. Visit the Moremi game reserve. Recommended to spend two nights, either in Moremi, Maun or a lodge in the vicinity.

Windhoek (approx. 810 km)
Via Ghanzi and the border post Mamuno/Buitepos to Namibia. Tarred road. Further to Gobabis, where one stays overnight or travels on to Windhoek.