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  • Animal Safari

12 Days – Victoria Falls

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Detailed Itinerary

Minimum 2 persons per tour.

 

12 Days – 11 Nights

Low Season 1st of November – 30th of June

High Season 1st of July – 31st October

Camping Accommodation ( minimum of 4 participants ): euro 1837 pp (low season)/euro 2618 pp (high season)

Standard Lodge Accommodation: euro 2791 pp (low season)/euro 3066 pp (high season)

Luxury Lodge Accommodation: euro 4625 pp (low season)/euro 5352 pp (high season)

Day 1

Arrival in Namibia, at the Hosea Kutako International Airport and a drive-through tour around Windhoek, the capital city: Kristus Kerk, historical, Lutheran church, Tinten Palace, meteors at the walking street and tour through settlement area called Katutura, inhabited by local people. Comfortable transfer to safari lodge near Windhoek. Dinner, rest and relaxation.

Meals: dinner at the lodge.

Distance: 70 km.

Duration: around 1 hour with the stop-overs.

Accommodation: 1 night at the Tamboti Guesthouse, River Crossing Lodge or Hilton Hotel

Day 2

Travelling 500 km north, to one of the most magnificent national parks of Africa, treasure of Namibia – Etosha National Park! You will be immediately surrounded by the African savannah and rich, aboundant wildlife. Time spent at the waterhole is a meditation of nature! Observing elephants, lions, giraffes, antelopes, rhinos, jackals, hyenas and zebras coming for a drink of water. Your buffet dinner is served at the camp’s restaurant.

Facts about Etosha:

The abundance of game in Etosha National Park is somewhat unexpected, showcasing some of the most common and rarest wildlife species. The areas with thicker vegetation are home to elephant (some of the largest in Africa due to the vitamins and nutrients found in the ground), the endangered black rhino and even leopard. Lions are camouflaged in the pale-golden colour of the grasslands, while giraffes rise-high above most of the dry vegetation.

Birders will love the rainy season in Etosha. After good rains the salt pan fills with water attracting a cloud of flamingos. More than 340 bird species have been counted in Etosha National Park. Among the migratory species, the European bee-eater is possibly the most popular sighting. The game reserve is also home to the world’s largest bird, the ostrich, and the heaviest flying bird, the kori bustard.

Accommodation: 2 nights at Namutoni, Halali or Okaukuejo Camp

Meals: breakfast, dinner.

Distance: 450 km (tarred roads).

Duration: around 6 hours with the -stop-overs.

Day 3 

On the safari trails of Etosha! We are searching for wildlife freely roaming the area of the park; on the look-out for the Big Game deep into the savanna! With the eye of camera capturing the ‚theater of nature’.

Antelopes: springbuck, wildebeest, kudu, impala, gemsbok, hartebeest, oryx and steenbuck. Looking for magnificent African elephants, exotic giraffes, shy rhinos, playful jackals, curious warthogs and cheeky hyenas. Dispaly of nature overwhelms and more then surpasses your expectations. Traveling through vast savanna, we are searching for the big cats of Etosha: lion, leopard and cheetah. Return to the camp before sunset and closing-up of the main gates of the park. Time at the waterhole spent in quiet stillness of the African evening.

Meals: breakfast, dinner.

Distance: around 200 km on gravel trails of Etosha.

Day 4 and 5

From Etosha, travelling north-east, towards small town of Grootfontain with short visit to the largest meteor on Earth – Hoba Meteor. After day’s adventures rest at the lodge. On the 5th day warm invitation to cultural visit at Bushmen’s village, welcomed by these friendly and humble people. At the village, fascinating discovery of Bushmen’s customs and their traditional way of life.

Facts about Hoba Meteorite:

Meteorite lies on the farm ‚Hoba West’, not far from Grootfontein, in the Otjozondjupa Region. It has been uncovered but, because of its large mass, has never been moved from where it fell. The main mass is estimated at more than 60 tons, making it the largest known meteorite (as a single piece) and the most massive naturally occurring piece of iron known at the Earth’s surface.

On the 5th day we will visit Bushmen’s village.

Accommodation: 2 nights at the Roy’s Camp 

Meals: breakfast, dinner.

Distance: around 400 km (mainly tarred roads).

Duration: about 8 hrs including visits and stop-overs.

Day 6

On our way to Rundu, small town in the north of Namibia, situated at the banks of the Okavango River (fourth largest river in Africa) bordering with Angola. Hippos, crocodiles and famous tiger fish plentifully inhabit the waters! You will spend the night at the lodge situated by the river, in the heart of nature.

Optional attractions, not included in the tour’s price:

Okavango River sunset cruise, observing crocodiles and hippos – price per person around Euro 17.

Meals: breakfast, dinner.

Accommodation: 1 night at the Kaisosi River Lodge

Distance: around 300 km (tarred roads).

Duration: around 4 hours with the stop-overs.

Day 7 and 8

In the morning, bird-watching around the lodge. From Rundu we are on our way to small town of Kongola, travelling through lush and green Caprivi Strip, in the far north-east part of Namibia. Arrival at the safari lodge late afternoon. Lodge is situated in the Bwabwata National Park. Next morning, we are set out on the safari trail to track wild animals. Huge African buffaloes and ‚gentle giants’ the elephants inhabit and freely roam through this region.

Meals: breakfast, dinner.

Accommodation: 2 nights, at the lodge near Kongola.

Distance: around 450 km mainly on tarred road.

Duration: around 6 hours with the stop-overs.

Day 9

From Bwabwata National Park we are travelling to small border town of Katima Mulilo, situated in the farthest north-east of Namibia, bordering with Zambia and Botswana. Crossing the border to Zambia, then travelling to a small town of Livingston to admire one of the seven ‚Natural Wonders of the World’, magnificent Victoria Falls (Musi-oa-Tunya) or ‚smoke that thunders’, discovered in 1855, by the Scottish missionary and explorer David Livingstone, who said: ‚View so beautiful, that angels in flight must admire it.’

Facts about Victoria Falls:

The falls are inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Formed as the full width of the river plummets in a single vertical drop into a transverse chasm 1708 metres (5604 ft) wide, carved by its waters along a fracture zone in the basalt plateau. The depth of the chasm, called the First Gorge, varies from 80 metres (260 ft) at its western end to 108 metres (354 ft) in the centre. The only outlet to the First Gorge is a 110 metres (360 ft) wide gap about two-thirds of the way across the width of the falls from the western end, through which the whole volume of the river pours into the Victoria Falls gorges.

Accommodation: 3 nights at the hotel in Livingstone.

Meals: breakfast, dinner.

Distance: around 400 km (tarred roads).

Duration: around 7 hours including border-crossing to Zambia.

Day 10 and 11

Next two days, you are charmed by incredible beauty and scenery of the Victoria Falls, admiring the falls from the bridge, hiking paths and several view points located near-by. We will take tour of Livingston to learn about its interesting history.

Meals: breakfast, dinner.

Distance: around 100 km (tarred roads).

Optional attractions, not included in the tour’s price:

Helicopter flight over the Victoria Falls (approximate price: U$ 130 for 15min, U$ 260 for 30min).

Bungee jumping from the bridge over the gorge of the Zambezi River – for those seeking adrenaline rush! (approximate price U$ 115 for the jump)

White water rafting on the Zambezi River. (U$100 pp.)

Sundowners’ boat-cruise on the Zambezi River. (approximate price U$50 pp.)

Visit at the crocodile farm. (U$20)

Day 12

On a final day of your safari we bid ‚bye, bye!’ to fascinating Victoria Falls! Plenty of time for last shopping for curios and souvenirs at the local, open-air craft market. Afterwards, you will be transferred to the Livingston Airport, to catch a flight to a larger airport for your connecting flight (e.g. Johannesburg). Till we see you again, on a next tour with Wild Wind Safaris!

Meals: breakfast.

Accommodation

Accommodation during the tour available at the two, three and four-star lodges. Double rooms with an option of single supplement. All rooms with private bathrooms and air-conditioning.

Included/Not included

Included in the tour’s price:

Transport/fuel, accommodation (or tents/camping equipment), meals as per itinerary, national park entrance fee, tour guide for the entire tour, transfer ‚to and from’ the airport, pick-up in Windhoek and guests’ transfer to the lodge/hotel after the tour.

Not included in the tour’s price:

Scheduled flights ‚to and from’ Namibia, individually extended accommodation or additional transfers, sleeping bags on camping tours, compulsory insurance, water and soft drinks, alcoholic beverages, optional activities, snacks, gratuities and tips, trip extensions, personal shopping, visa to Namibia and Zambia.

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