NAMIBIA LODGE SAFARIS

NAMIBIA & BOTSWANA CLASSIC SAFARI

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This classic safari offers a magnificent journey through the most beautiful variety of locations in Namibia and includes the Chobe National Park in Botswana, and Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe.

There are some long travel days on this journey but we have 2 night stays at all the highlights. The lodges are beautiful, comfortable & make for a great adventure safari.

ITINERARY

Day 1 & 2: WINDHOEK – NAMIB DESERT (Little Sossus Lodge)
Meet your safari leader at 08:00am for a departure briefing. We then drive through the rolling hills south of Windhoek and drop down the escarpment onto the desert plains to stop at Solitaire for the world’s best apple tart (own expense). This afternoon we travel to our lodge and enjoy the vast open spaces of the Namib desert.

The following day we visit the Namib Nauklauft National Park to witness the amazing landscapes of Sossusvlei and Deadvlei. The vleis are clay pans formed by the occasional flooding of the Tsauchab River. Sossusvlei is dotted with ancient Camel Thorn trees (Acacia erioloba) while the trees on Deadvlei are lifeless and stark against the surrounding tall orange sand dunes.
Included meals: breakfast x1, dinner x2

Day 3: SWAKOPMUND (Hotel Zum Kaizer)
Swakopmund lies on the Atlantic coast, and the relative cool sea breezes will be a welcome change from the hot desert days. The town lies at the mouth of the Swakop River which flows infrequently, but forms the northern boundary of the relentlessly northward migrating sand dunes. Optional scenic flights from Swakopmund offer spectacular desert landscapes as they fly along the skeleton coast (own expense).
Included meals: breakfast

Day 4 & 5: BRANDBERG MASSIF (White Lady Lodge)
We head inland to the Tsiseb Conservancy and the Brandberg, a mountainous granite outcrop. Standing at over 2,600m it towers above the surrounding plains and is visible from a great distance. The Tsisab Ravine at the foot of the mountain contains more than 1000 rock shelters and some 45,000 rock paintings including the famous “White Lady”, which is a short 40 minute walk up the ancient watercourse.

Our lodge, situated in the dry Ugab River valley, is ideally situated to explore the area in search of the rare desert elephants and we’ll join a local guide on a 4WD excursion. Being far ranging and elusive, a sighting of the elephants cannot be guaranteed, but with the knowledge of our local guide the day will be fascinating.
Included meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner

Day 6 & 7: ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK (Okaukuejo Camp & Namutoni Camp)
The salt pan in Etosha is the remnants of a large lake that dried up thousands of years ago. This “Great White Place” is 120km wide and forms the central attraction in the National Park. Natural springs and waterholes around the edges provide life giving water that sustains the wildlife in this otherwise arid area.

Elephants coated in the white salt dust from the pan make for extraordinary photos. Our camp is located on the edge of a floodlit waterhole allowing us to get a glimpse of the nocturnal animals that come to drink, including the rare black rhino, lion and possibly leopard. We enjoy the evening sitting at the waterhole in anticipation.
Included meals: breakfast

Day 8: GROOTFONTEIN (Roys Rest Camp)
We spend most of today in the Etosha National Park, before moving to our overnight lodge in the Grootfontein district. En route we’ll stop at the Hoba meteorite. At over 60 tons, it is the largest known meteorite on Earth.
Included meals: breakfast

Day 9: KAVANGO RIVER (Nunda River Lodge)
Driving north east we enter the Zambezi Region, formally known as the Caprivi Strip. A narrow piece of land annexed to the German South West African colony in 1890, allowing access to the mighty Zambezi River and a trade route to the East coast of Africa and the then German Tanganyika. From our lodge on the banks of the Kavango River, which feeds the Okavango Delta, we have a full day to explore the Mahango Game Reserve on a morning game drive in our tour vehicle, and an afternoon river cruise.
Included meals: breakfast lunch and dinner

Day 10 & 11: OKAVANGO DELTA (Guma Lagoon Camp)
We explore the Mahango Game Reserve on a morning game drive in our tour vehicle before we cross into Botswana at the Mohembo border and head south to our lodge at Nxamaseri on the Okavango Pan handle. From our lodge, we’ll explore the Okavango by mokoro and motor boat. Tranquil reed lined rivers, crystal clear water and abundant bird life. Time to rest, relax and enjoy the views of the Okavango Delta.
Included meals: breakfast lunch and dinner

Day 12: CAPRIVI STRIP (Camp Kwando)
We cross back into Namibia and cross part of the Caprivi Strip. A narrow piece of land annexed to the German South West African colony in 1890, allowing access to the mighty Zambezi River and a trade route to the East coast of Africa and the then German Tanganyika. We enjoy an afternoon boat cruise exploring the game rich area.
Included meals: breakfast & dinner

Day 13: CHOBE NATIONAL PARK (Chobe Safari Lodge)
Heading east we cross the Caprivi Strip which separates Angola from Botswana and enter Botswana at the Ngoma Border and drive across the Chobe National Park to the small town of Kasane. Our lodge has views of Chobe River as it flows into the National Park and this river attracts an abundance of wildlife. In the afternoon you will enjoy an incredible experience on the Chobe River. Game viewing by boat on the Chobe River allows you to get very close to the  to the elephants as they quench their thirst. One of the highlights of any safari to Botswana!
Included meals: breakfast

Day 14: VICTORIA FALLS, ZIMBABWE (Bayete Guest Lodge)
The Zambezi River rises in Zambia before flowing through Angola and along the border of Namibia before plunging 100 metres over the awe-inspiring Victoria Falls. The spray billowing up from the gorge creates a lush rainforest that surrounds the falls. With our local guides, we explore the National Park where we walk to the very edge of the falls and marvel at the power of the water that created this wonder.
Included meals: breakfast

Day 15: VICTORIA FALLS, ZIMBABWE – TOUR ENDS
This classic journey ends at 08:00am at the lodge.
Included meals: breakfast

Price:
2018: € 3 640.00 per person sharing
2019: € 3 530.00 per person sharing

Please note: This safari can be run as a private trip. Please contact us for a private group rate.

PRICE

€3 640 pps

15 days

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Namib Desert – walk Sossusvlei dunes

  • Swakopmund – dune boarding & quad biking

  • Damaraland– rock paintings

  • Etosha NP – game viewing

  • Okavango Delta – mekoro & motor boats

  • Caprivi – Game drives & boat cruise

  • Chobe National Park

  • Victoria Falls – A natural wonder of the world & adventure activities

PRICE INCLUDES

  • 14 nights in 3 to 4 star lodges, chalets & guesthouses

  • All entrance fees

  • All activities as mentioned in the itinerary

  • Transport in air-condition safari vehicle

  • Meals as per itinerary

  • Professional guide

  • Okavango Delta Luxury Lodge excursion

  • Sunset cruise on Chobe River

  • Guided tour of Victoria Falls

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Chobe National Park – huge elephant herds & sunset boat cruise

  • Linyanti Wildlife Reserve – pristine wilderness area

  • Moremi Game Reserve – day & night open 4WD game drives

  • Okavango Delta – scenic beauty & mokoro excursions

  • Central Kalahari Game Reserve – untamed Africa

  • Nxai Pan National Park – wide open spaces

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