Southbound Tours presents fully customizable tours to Namibia and neighboring countries. Immerse yourself in the animal haven of Botswana, the lush greenery of Zimbabwe, or the never-ending savannah plains of Zambia. Let us expand your horizons and embark on a journey to explore  destinations to visit beyond Namibia. 

Botswana sunset featuring a Giraffe

1. Botswana

Are you yearning for not just a safari adventure but one that will leave you in awe and wanting more? Do you dream of gliding through the intricate channels of the Okavango Delta, capturing memories of teeming life, the gaping maws of hippos, and the slithering, huge bulks of crocodiles? Close your eyes and let yourself get lost in the gentle caress of a soft breeze playing with your hair as the enchanting birdsong surrounds you while exploring Botswana, one of the best destinations to visit beyond Namibia.

Next, travel further, bumping along the roads on a guided game drive into the thriving heart and wildlife paradise of Chobe National Park. Pause, looking down to feel the sands of the Kalahari Desert in Botswana sliding between your toes. Then, everything fades. The world falls away. You are standing on the edge of vast nothingness, your lungs fill, and a sense of calm envelops you as your gaze follows the cracks in the Makgadikgadi pans. In the distance, there's a noise—a beat of the drum inviting you to listen to the stories of the San people.

Now, imagine all this is true, wrapped in luxury accommodation and warm hospitality. Choose between the comfort of air travel, a more guided driving experience, or navigating the roads on your own in a self-drive vehicle. Don't you just want to go right now?

Victoria Falls

2. Zimbabwe

The low hum of the turbines fades into the background as the airplane taxis down the runway to the International Airport in Zimbabwe. You've arrived – finally! Your first destination welcomes you with a thunderous clash as the mist from Victoria Falls dampens your clothes, leaving droplets running down your skin.
A sheet of water tumbles over an edge before colliding with the river below. Glide your hand across the cold railing of the Victoria Bridge as you track the snaking expanse of the river beneath your feet.

Further upstream, the Zambezi National Park beckons with guided game drives and exciting river excursions. Wander along the shores of Lake Kariba, fed by the Zambezi River, before marveling at the rolling hills, mopane woodlands, and water wonderland as you discover the treasures of Matusadone National Park. Arrive and witness the graceful giants, hearing their playful trumpeting at Hwange National Park, one of the largest elephant sanctuaries. During your travels, the locals teach you that the word “Mana” refers to the four islands of Mana Pools National Park as you admire its thriving life and breathe in the fresh air of a truly remote world.
Zimbabwe and especially the Victoria Falls remains to be one of the best places to visit beyond Namibia.

Playful Zebras at a waterhole in Zamibia

3. Zambia

In the heart of southern Africa is a captivating country, blessed with lush landscapes and myriad wonders that beckon you to explore - Zambia. Follow the Zambezi River until it transforms into the mighty "Mosi-oa-Tunya," or the smoke that thunders. Stand in awe before one of the world's natural wonders, feeling the cool droplets press against your skin. For those seeking an adrenaline rush, rest on the very edge of the falls in the ultimate infinity pool, known as the Devil's Pool, with a 100-meter drop just inches away. Immerse yourself in the local culture by visiting nearby villages, trying their cuisine, entering their huts, and admiring their craftsmanship and way of life.
Zambia offers a variety of National Parks with exquisite sights and wildlife for you to experience. From the Itezhi-Tezhi Dam and the floodplains of Kafue National Park, the largest and oldest park, to the Southern Luangwa National Park adorned with savannah plains and woodlands, where its namesake river flows along the border.

Whether you choose to explore on foot, feeling the crunch of earth beneath your feet, go on guided drives to simply marvel at the surroundings, or cruise along the spectacular river channels of the Lower Zambezi National Park, there are plenty of sights that will steal your breath and engrain themselves into your heart. A lesser-known secret is one of the world's best-kept natural wonders – the Kasanka Bat Migration.
Creep among the Kasanka evergreens to witness the largest migration of mammals in the world as these fruit bats settle in their home from October to December. Hear their near-silent conversations and the rhythmic beats of their great wingspans. Experience this extraordinary phenomenon, a true feast for the senses.