NAMIBIA 

A land of wide open spaces, never failing to enthral its visitors. Namibia is known for its contrasting landscapes. The Namib Desert is the oldest in the world, with its high dunes and awe-inspiring sense of space. The views over the Fish River Canyon, the delicate balance of wildlife in Etosha National Park. The German heritage is very noticeable in Swakopmund and Windhoek.

BEST TIME TO TRAVEL: Namibia is one of the diverse countries in Africa geographically. The desert, the semi-arid, rocky mountainous landscapes and flat and fertile land in the Zambezi Region. The winter nights can be extremely cold while the day are cooler. The summer is rainy and hot. The best time to travel Namibia is between April and October.

DAMARALAND is a land of stark desert beauty. Early morning mists, generated by the clash between the icy Atlantic Ocean and the warm desert air of the Skeleton Coast, drift inland along the canyons, providing sustenance to the flora and fauna of the region. Rare succulent plants abound in this harsh countryside. Damaraland includes the granite domes of the Spitkoppe rising above the desert floor. The rock engravings of Twyfelfontien, the San rock paintings in the Brandberg landscapes. 

ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK is one of the world’s most famous game sanctuaries. The huge, salty bowl which forms the vast central area of the park is only occasionally filled with water, so game concentrates in the grasslands and bush which encircle the reserve. Here on the perimeter, are underground springs feeding smaller pans, which serves as the magnet which has drawn such an abundance of game to the area.

SKELETON COAST is one of the most inhospitable but hauntingly beautiful places on the planet: desolate and uninhabited. It has everything, from roaring sand dunes, windswept plains, towering canyons and saltpans to seal colonies and shipwrecks.

 

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TOUR DEPARTS: Botswana in Kasane TOUR ENDS: Botswana in Kasane

Botswana-Kasane – Chobe Safari Lodge x 3 nights

Caprivi Strip Namibia – Camp Kwando x 1 night

Caprivi Strip Namibia – Ngepi camp x 1 night

Rundu – Kaisosi River Lodge x 1 night

Etosha National park – Okaukuejo Rest Camp x 2 nights

Brandberg – White Lady Lodge x 1 night

Swakopmund – Hotel Zum Kaiser x 2 nights

Namib Desert – Sossusvlei Lodge x 2 nights

Windhoek – Klein Windhoek Guesthouse x 1 night

Central Kalahari – Ghanzi Trail Blaizers 1 night

Maun – Maun Lodge&Okavango Delta x 2 nights

Nata – Nata Lodge x 1 night

Kasane – Chobe Safari Lodge x 1 night

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 B=Breakfast      L=Lunch   D=Dinner

Day 1 Chobe National Park

The tour gets underway after landing in Kasane Airport with a ten minutes’ drive to the lodge. We drive to Chobe Safari Lodge, check-in and get refreshed. We go for lunch at the restaurant, and after lunch, we sit together for the briefing about the tour and signing of indemnity forms. After the briefing we have a free afternoon to relax or wander around the lodge, it is located on the bank of the Chobe River that separate Botswana and Namibian Caprivi Strip with a beautiful sunset view from the bar. Buffet dinner will be served at the restaurant. DB&B

Day 2 Chobe National Park

The day starts with a sunrise jeep safari (game drive) in Chobe game reserve, the best reserve to see elephants in Africa and the world including some of the Big 5 animals, lions, leopard, buffaloes. The safari runs until 9 am. After the safari, we have a buffet brunch at the restaurant and thereafter we have some time to relax until 3 pm. At 3 pm we have a sunset boat cruise through Chobe River, running until 6 pm. The boat cruise offers a rare experience where we get very close to the water mammals and land mammals. The sunset over the Caprivi Strip is one of the best to be missed. Dinner will be served at the restaurant. DB&B

Day 3 Victoria Falls – day tour

Today we have an early start, breakfast at 7 am and get transferred to Vitoria Falls at 8 am. We have the whole day to spend exploring Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe side and visiting the town. It is one of the World Wonders and one of the highest falls in the world. The visa cost U$30 (at the border, others internationals pay more) and the entrance fees to the Falls cost US$30 (excluded). Take your camera with you for great shots and lasting memories. The transfer back to Botswana will pick us up at 15:00 and we will get back to the hotel just after 17:00. Dinner will be served at the restaurant. DB&B

Day 4 Camp Kwando

Today we bid Botswana a farewell crossing to Namibia, the Caprivi Strip, which is an eastern narrow section of Namibia that extends between Angola, Zambia and Botswana. We leave just after breakfast and drive through Chobe National Park to Ngoma and enter Caprivi Strip, which is formerly known as Itenge.Camp Kwando is on the bank of Kwando River and offers some optional activities for the late afternoon. We spend three days in different places enjoying this “game rich” region. Later on, we will have dinner at the restaurant.(1 x B, 1 xD)

Day 5 Ngepi Camp

A leisurely start after enjoying the sunrise and breakfast, Ngepi Camp, one of the best camps in Southern Africa is our next stop. We drive through this Caprivi game rich area with animals roaming freely. If we are lucky, we might spot herds of elephants, Buffaloes and antelopes along the way before we reach Ngepi Camp. Our camp is located on the bank of Okavango River that forms Okavango Delta in Botswana, it attracts herds of elephants and other species of animals, you might spot animals from your tree house.  (1xD1 & 1xB)

Day 6 Rundu

After we watch the sunrise and do some bird viewing in the area, we kick-start the day with a drive along the Kavango River to Rundu. Etosha is too far to be reached in one day from Ngepi; so we stop at Rundu for one night. Our river lodge is located along the bank of the Kavango River which separates Namibia and Angola outside town. After checking in at the lodge, you can relax around the pool until late afternoon or book an optional, village walk is recommended. (1 x B, 1 xD)

Day 7 & 8 Etosha National Park

Etosha, a place of the great white is surrounding the Etosha Pan. The water holes surrounding the pan attract a lot of game. The park is famous for its great sightings of elephants, lions, hundreds of springboks and other antelopes. We have a day to spend in the park relaxing, we have a one-morning game drive and two-afternoon game drives in our vehicle. You can walk to the water holes during the midday break, as animals often come out to drink. (2 x B, 2 xD)

Day 09 Brandberg Mountain

After an early breakfast, we leave Etosha National Park to Brandberg Mountain. Our drive covers beautiful desert landscape as we move south towards Swakopmund. Our lodge is at the bank of dry Ugab River which is the home of special desert Elephants. Tracking the desert elephants is an amazing experience, don’t miss the opportunity, book with the lodge. We walk through the rocks in the foot of Brandberg Mountain to visit White lady. (1 x B, 1 xD)

Day 10 & 11 Swakopmund

We drive through the flat open landscape towards the south-west of Namibia, drive past the Spitskope granite domes on our left side heading to the coast and visit Cape Cross seal colony. After visiting Seals, we have one and half hour drive towards the south of Henties Bay to reach Swakopmund; we have a day free (following day) to explore the German influence town or book optional activities such as sand boarding, quad biking, fishing or flights over the desert. (2 x B)

Day 12 & 13 Namib Desert

 Today, we leave Swakopmund and cross the lunar landscapes, which surround the town and head to the Namib Desert, which has incredible red sand dunes. We cross the Tropic of Capricorn before reaching our destination. We have a day to walk Dune 45, Sossusvlei and explore the Sesriem Canyon. The desert offers the best sunset or sun rises. (2 x B,  2 xD)

Day 14 Windhoek

Windhoek is the capital city of Namibia and it is regarded as one of the cleanest cities in Africa. The architecture is interesting because of modern and old German colonial era influence and the blending of cultures between African and Europeans. This city also boasts very friendly people and that makes it even more harmonious. We explore the city before we head to the lodge. We dine out at Joe’s beer house, which is one of the famous restaurants in Namibia (own expense). (1 x B, 1 x L)

Day 15 Ghanzi Trail Blazer 

As we are crossing out of Namibia to Botswana, we leave the city and drive towards east before we reach the border. We have one night to spend in the heart of Kalahari Desert. Late afternoon, we have a walk with local Bushmen who will share with us their fascinating bush skills and how they survive in the mountains. Later in the evening, we gather around the fire and enjoy the dance. (1 x B, 1 xD)

Day 16 Maun

Maun is the getaway to Okavango Delta and is the tourism capital of Botswana. After checking in, we get settled and get ready for our afternoon shopping for the Delta; you can also book flights (optional) over the Okavango Delta through the guides. This is the only time to see Okavango Delta in flight and take beautiful aerial shots or relax around the swimming pool. (1 x B)

Day 17 Okavango Delta

The Okavango Delta is formed by Kavango River which starts from high mountains of Angola, cuts through Namibia, Caprivi Strip and creeps slowly taking about six months to reach its destination and spreads its contents over the Kalahari sands, and then the inland delta formed in Botswana.We have two days and one night to explore the delta and enjoy nature with local guides, poles. Try the Mokoro with the assistance of your pola or cool yourself into the natural swimming pool of the delta. (2xB&L, 1 xD)

Day 18 Makgadikgadi Salt Pan

We leave the delta early in the morning heading back to Maun, we stop at the lodge to freshen up before we head to Nata, Makgadikgadi salt pan, (the remains of the formerly enormous Lake Makgadikgadi which once covered an area larger than Switzerland and the largest salt pan in the world, covers about 16 000 square kilometers). After the rainy seasons, the pan attracts hundreds of Flamingos, Pelicans and other bird species as well as a lot of antelopes. We spend our afternoon in the pan for a short walk and photographing the beautiful sunset. (1 x B, 1 x L)

Day 19 Chobe National Park

We leave Nata Lodge just after enjoying the breakfast and bird life around the lodge, we drive to Kasane. We will spend our last afternoon preparing our luggage for the next day’s departure or relaxing around the pool and sipping a drink at the bar. Later, we will have our last group dinner at the restaurant. (1 x B, 1 x L)

Day 20 tour ends

Tour ends after breakfast and transfer to Kasane airport (1 x B)

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Tour startTour endTour codeTour statusPrice from Availability Status
06 May 201825 May 2018VBNe214 people needed€3.150Available
03 June 201822 June 2018VBNe21Guaranteed€3.150Available
01 July 201820 July 2018VBNe21Guaranteed€3.150Available
05 Aug.201824 Aug.2018VBNe214 people needed€3.150Available
02 Sept.201821 Sept.2018VBNe21Guaranteed€3.150Available
06 Oct.201826 Oct.2018VBNe21Guaranteed€3.150Available
04 Nov.201824 Nov.2018VBNe214 people needed€3.150Available

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