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Day 1 – Arrival in Windhoek & Kalahari Desert. 30/06/2019

 

Arrival in Namibia, pick up from the airport and transfer south to the Kalahari Desert.

 

Accommodation: 1 night in Kalahari Desert at Anib lodge or similar.

Traveling distance: 300km on tar and gravel road.

Duration: around 4 hours with the stop-overs.

Meals: as selected.

 

 

Day 2 – Kalahari to Sossusvlei & Namib Desert, 1/07/2019

 

Moving on to the Sossusvlei , the highest and the oldest dunes in the World! On the way admiring picturesque vistas and incredible desert landscape.

 

Meals: as selected.

Accommodation for 2 nights in the Namib Deser at Agama River Camp or similar.

Travelling distance around 450km (tarred and gravel roads).

Duration: around 7 hours with the stop-over.

 

Day 3 – Sossusvlei, Dune 45, Dead Vlei and Sesriem Canyon, 2/07/2019

 

Early morning before sunrise, drive towards Sossusvlei and Dead Vlei - a place of the highest dunes in the World, set in the midst of the World’s oldest desert. Unique chance for spectacular landscape photography! Climbing scenic Dune 45, while enjoying incredible desert vistas and ever changing scenery of the Namib. Off-road trail takes us to Dead Vlei where ancient, dried up acacias stand amidst the orange dunes creating surreal landscape. Optional hiking the ‚Big Daddy’ dune and afterwards visit to Sossusvlei with optional hiking the ‚Big Mama’ dune, hike through spectacular rock formations of the Sesriem Canyon.

 

Meals: as selected.

Traveling distance: 150 km on tar, gravel and sand roads.

 

Day 4 – Sossusvlei to Spitzkoppe, 3/07/2019

 

Today traveling through the Namib-Naukluft Park, admiring dried up Kuiseb riverbed and Kuiseb Canyon. On route, crossing of the Tropic of Capricorn. 

Magnificent landscape of the Namib reaches as far as eye can see. Wildlife, grazing antelopes: kudu, oryx and springbuck, mountain zebras, giraffes and World’s biggest ‚birds that don’t fly’ ostriches.

Arrival at Etusis Nature Reserve on time for lunch.

In the afternoon nature walk on the reserve.

 

Meals: as selected.

Accommodation for 1 night at Etusis or similar.

Travelling distance around 350km (gravel roads).

Duration: around 6 hours with the stop-over.

 

Day 5 & 6 – Spitzkoppe & the coast, 4 - 5/07/2019

 

In the morning after breakfast, on our way for morning visit to Spitzkoppe, climbing to see Bushmen Paintings.

After visit to Spitzkoppe traveling through the Namib desert, arrival at the coastal town-oasis Swakopmund.

 

Meals: as selected.

Accommodation: 2 nights in Swakopmund at Stay at Swakop or similar.

Traveling distance: 150 km (gravel road).

Duration: 2 hours with stop-overs and lunch break.

 

Today and tomorrow optional activities to choose from:

·         Visit to the ‚lunar landscape’ and Welwitchia mirabilis trails - botanic attraction, known as the ‚living fossil’; considered to be one of the oldest and most original plants on Earth, price euro 10pp

·         Quadbike ride into the dunes and rolling hills of the Namib, price Euro 50pp.

·         City tour of Swakopmund and visit to the Crystal Gallery, price Euro 5 pp.

·         Visit to National Marine Aquarium, price 5pp.

·         Snake Park. Entrance euro 5 pp.

·         Street-craft-market, free of charge.

·         Dolphin Cruise in the morning, price euro 55pp

  • Sandwich Harbor tour, price euro 75pp

 

Day 7 – Cape Cross and Seal Colony, 6/07/2019

 

Travelling on the coastal salt-road leading us 150 km north to the Cape Cross and the Cape Fur Seal colony. After observing huge family of these aquatic mammals, we are turning east into desert region of Damaraland, traveling towards mountainous Brandberg Massif, one of the most magnificent and majestic places of Namibia. On the way, passing by Damara villages in the communal area, en route chance to spot ostriches, jackals, hyenas and springboks.

 

Meals: as selected.

Accommodation: 2 nights in Damara Land near Twyfelfontein at Twyfelfontein lodge or similar.

Traveling distance: 450 km (gravel road, including 160 km salt road).

Duration: around 8 hrs.

 

Day 8 – Twyfelfontein engravings, 7/07/2019

 

Discovering beauty of Twyfelfontein rock engravings, UNESCO World Heritage site – one of the largest concentration of petroglyphs in Africa. We will admire most interesting petroglyphs, out of over 2000 works, created centuries ago in the rusty-orange rocks by San people, Bushmen inhabitants of these regions. The site forms a coherent, extensive and high-quality record of ritual practices relating to hunter-gatherer communities in this part of southern Africa and eloquently illustrates the links between the ritual and economic practices of hunter-gatherers.

 

Optional activity:

Ethnic meeting with the Damara tribe at the ‚Living Museum” price euro 20pp

 

Meals: as selected.

Traveling distance: 50 km

Duration: around 4 hrs.

 

Day 9 – Opuwo and Himba People, 8/07/2019

 

Today driving up north to Opuwo to meet Himba people.

In the afternoon visit to the Himba Village, wonderful ethnic experience.

 

Traveling distance: 400km on gravel and tarred roads.

Accommodation: for 1 night in Opuwo at Opuwo Hotel or similar.

Meals: as selected.

 

Day 10 – Epupa Falls, 9/07/2019

 

Today traveling further north into Kaokoland, on the way passing villages of Himba People and old Baobab trees among the Mopani Forest.

Arrival at Epupa around lunch time.

 

In the afternoon sundowner over the Epupa Falls.

Optional activities: visit to Himba Village.

 

Traveling distance: 180km on gravel roads.

Accommodation: for 1 night in Epupa Falls at Epupa Camp or similar.

Meals: as selected.

 

Day 11 & 12 – Etosha National Park Guided tour, 10 – 11 /07/2019

 

Wildlife Sanctuary! We are on the way to Etosha National Park – wildlife sanctuary and treasure of Namibia, considered to be one of the most loved and most visited game parks of Africa! We are welcomed by wild animals and white sand of the plains. During afternoon game ride, admiring variety of magnificent animals, among them big mammals: antelopes, giraffes, zebras as well as huge elephants (largest in Africa), rhino, lions, leopards, cheetah and hyenas roaming through the bush.

 

 

Meals: as selected.

Accommodation: 1 night at Okaukuejo Resort and 1 night at Namutoni Resort or similar.

Traveling distance: 400 km (tarred and gravel roads).

Duration: around 5 hours with the stop-over.

 

Day 13 – Bushmen tribe, 12/07/2019

 

After last visit to the waterhole, leaving Etosha early in the morning and heading south to Bushmen land, where we will meet Bushmen tribe in their village. On the way, short visit to an interesting attraction: Hoba Meteor. The main mass of meteor 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 on the Earth’s surface.

 

Meals: as selected.

Accommodation: 2 nights near Bushmen Land at Fume lodge or similar.

Traveling distance: 300 km (tarred and gravel roads).

Duration: around 5 hours with the stop-over.

 

 

Day 14 – Bushmen Village, 13/07/2019

 

Early morning visit to Bushmen Village situated deep in the bush, where we will spend around 3 to 5 hours with this unique and fascinating tribe. We will observe their traditions and culture, learn skills of animal-tracking in the bush, finding water-rich plants, berry and fruit picking. Bushmen will perform their traditional dances, games and songs. Participation in all activities is welcomed!

 

Distance: 270 km on tarred & gravel road.

Duration: 7 hours with stop-overs and lunch break.

Meals: as selected.

 

Day 15 – Rundu & Mbunza People, 14/07/2019

Today travelling further north to small town of Rundu.

In the afternoon visit to Mbunza People, Living Muzeum were Mbunza people will teach you about their culture and traditions.

 

Meals: as selected.

Accommodation: 1 night at Sarasungu River Lodge or similar.

Traveling distance: 300 km (tarred and gravel roads).

Duration: around 5 hours with the stop-over.

 

 

Day 16 – Divundu, 15/07/2019

We are on our way north-east to Divundu in the Caprivi Region. En route passing by numerouse villagase of local people.  

In the late afternoon arrival at the lodge situated on the banks of the Okavango River. 

 

Optional activity: Sundowner boat cruise on Okavango River.

 

Meals: as selected.

Accommodation: 1 night Divundu at Nunda River Lodge or similar.

Traveling distance: 300 km

Duration: around 5 hrs.

 

 

Day 17 Okavango Delta, 16/07/2019

In the morning game drive in Mahango Game Reserve.

After game drive crossing over to Botswan en route to Maun in Botswana, situated on the outskirts of the Okavango Delta. Wonderful chance to observe wildlife inhabiting this rich region.

 Okavango Delta is both a permanent and seasonal home to a wide variety of wildlife, species include: African bush elephant, African Buffalo, hippopotamus, lechwe, tsessebe, sitatunga, blue wildebeest, giraffe, Nile crocodile, lion, cheetah, leopard, brown and spotted hyena, springbok, greater kudu, sable antelope, springbok, sable antelope, black rhino, white rhino, plains zebra, warthog and chacma baboon. Endangered African wild dog still survives in the Okavango Delta, exhibiting one of the richest pack densities in Africa. The delta is home to over 400 species of birds, including African Fish Eagle, Pel’s Fishing Owl, Crested Crane, Lilac-breasted roller, Hammerkop, Ostrich and Sacred Ibis.

The majority of the estimated 200,000 large mammals in and around the delta are not year-round residents. They leave with the summer rains to find renewed fields of grass to graze on, then make their way back as winter approaches. Large herds of buffalo and elephant total about 30,000 beasts are found in the delta.

Arrival in Maun late noon. Checking-in and time for rest, after the journey. 

 

Accommodation: 3 nights in Maun at Sedia Hotel or similar.

Distance: around 450 km on tar roads.

Meals: as selected.

 

 

Day 18 Okavango Delta, 17/07/2019

Today early morning adventure on Mokoro (dugout canoe), full day activity in the Okavango Delta.

 

Distance: around 50 km.

Meals: as selected.

 

 

Day 19 Okavango Delta, 18/07/2019

Early in the morning, drive to Moremi Game Reserve for full day game drive in the Okavango.

 

Distance: around 50 km.

Meals: as selected.

 

Day 20, Makgadikgadi Pens, 19/07/2019

From Maun drive to Makgadikgadi Pens.

In the afternoon sundowner drive to the Makgadikgadi Pens.

 

Accommodation: 1 night near Nata at Nata Lodge or similar.

Distance: 300 km

Meals: as selected.

 

Day 21 Chobe National Park, 20/07/2019             

After breakfast, driving to Chobe NP, on the way passing occasional wildlife and local villages.

Arrival in Kasane before lunch.

In the afternoon sundowner cruise on Chobe river, watching wild animals coming to drink water in the river. Exceptional opportunity for wildlife photography.

 

Accommodation: 2 nights in Kasane near Chobe NP at Thebe River Lodge or similar.

Distance: 300 km

Duration: around 8 hrs.

Meals: as selected.

 

Day 22 Chobe National Park, 21/07/2019

 

In the morning and afternoon game drive in Chobe NP.

 

Distance: 300 km

Duration: around 8 hrs.

Meals: as selected.

 

Day 23 Victoria Falls, 22/07/2019

 

After breakfast crossing the border to Zimbabwe and arrival at the small town Victoria Falls situated near world-famous Victoria Falls. After lunch visit to the falls, one of the ‚Seven Natural Wonders of the World’, locally known as Mosi-oa-tunya ‚smoke that thunders’. Victoria Falls was discovered for the first time by the Europeans, by Scottish missionary and explorer David Livingstone, who wrote in his journal: ‚No one can imagine the beauty of the view from anything witnessed in England. It had never been seen before by European eyes; but scenes so lovely must have been gazed upon by angels in their flight.’ 

Quick Facts about Victoria Falls: 

Since 1989 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 meters (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 meters (260 ft) at its western end to 108 meters (354 ft) in the center. The only outlet to the First Gorge is a 110 meters (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 in Victoria Falls on the Zimbabwe side at Pamusha Lodge or similar.

 

 

Distance: 80 km

Duration: around 5 hrs.

Meals: as selected.

 

Day 24 Victoria Falls, 23/07/2019

Today you can choose optional activities as per link below.

Our guide will help you book any of this activities, if you would like to.

After lunch, optional activities: http://www.wildhorizons.co.za/see-and-do/victoria-falls/

 

 

Distance: 20 km

Duration: around 4 hrs.

Meals: as selected.

 

Day 25 Victoria Falls, 24/07/2019

Today crossing over to Zambia, to watch Zambian side of Victoria Falls with short tour of Livingston town.

 

Distance: 50 km

Duration: around 4 hrs.

Meals: as selected.

 

 

Day 26 Farewell, 25/07/2019

After breakfast, ‚farewell’ to Victoria Falls, time for last shopping and scenic photography and transfer to the airport. Wishing you a safe journey and many returns to Africa with Wild Wind Safaris! 

 

 

Distance: 20 km

Meals: breakfast.

 

 

 

 

Additional Information

 

Included in the tour’s price:

Transport, fuel, 25 nights lodge accommodation and reservations, meals breakfast dinner, national park entrance fee, experienced tour guide for the entire tour, airport transfers within the tour dates.

Not included in the tour’s price:

Scheduled, international flights ‚to/from’ Namibia, individually extended accommodation, additional transfers (airport transfers beyond tour dates, which we may arrange at euro 20 pp), individual travel and medical insurance, lunches & mineral water , drinks and alcoholic beverages, optional activities, gratuities and tips, trip extensions, visa to Namibia, Botswana, Zambia & Zimbabwe (if required).

 

 
Start Date: 2019-06-30
End Date: 2019-07-25
Price:
N$100,000
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