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Zimbabwe, Botswana & Namibia

11 Days tour 

Main Attractions

 

 

Day 1 Chobe National Park – 16 September

In the morning driving from Victoria Falls to Chobe NP, on the way passing occasional wildlife and local villages.

Arrival in Kasane in the afternoon, after arrival in the afternoon at the lodge, time for rest, relaxation and enjoying the wild atmosphere.

 

Optional activity: Boat cruise on the Chobe River.

 

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

Distance: 90 km

Duration: around 2 hrs (depending on border crossing time).

Meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner.

 

Day 2 Chobe National Park – 17 September

In the morning & afternoon game drives in Chobe NP.

 

Proclaimed a wildlife reserve in 1968, and covering 11,700km2, Chobe National Park is situated in the far north-east of Botswana, bordered to the north by the Chobe River.

 

Chobe is game-viewing country, particularly in winter (March - July). November - December sees the migration of herbivores between the Chobe River and Savuti Marsh (and back between February and April).

 

The Chobe's perennial waters rise in the northern Angolan highlands. Chobe has four physically and vegetationally distinctive areas; the barely discernible dry Savuti Channel, Linyati, Serondella and Nogatsaa.

 

Each area known for concentrations of specific game. Savuti is famous for lion and hyaena, Linyati for hippo and crocodile while Nogatsaa and Serondella for elephant. Savuti's carnivores follow large herds of zebra, wildebeest, buffalo and impala that move through the area.

 

Many types of animals can be seen including the fairly rare puku and Chobe bushbuck. 460 bird species, including raptors, vultures and inland waterbirds reside in the delta.

 

 

Meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner.

 

Day 3 Chobe National Park – 18 September

 From Kasane and Chobe, heading south to the town of Maun and the Okavango Delta.

 

The 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: 2 nights in Maun at Thamalakane Lodge.

Distance: around 450 km on tar roads.

Meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner.

 

Day 4 Okavango Delta – 19 September

 

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

Return to the lodge in the afternoon.

 

Meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner.

 

Day 5 Divundu – 20 September

 

‚Farewell’ to the Delta and we are on our way north to Divundu in the Caprivi Region. Depending on time of arrival, afternoon game drive in Mahangu National Park.

 

 In the late afternoon arrival at the lodge with time to stretch your legs and enjoy dinner.

 

Optional activity: Sundowner boat cruise on Okavango River.

 

Meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner.

Accommodation: 1 night in Caprivi Strip at Mahungu River Lodge.

Distance: around 430 km on tar roads.

 

 

Day 6 Etosha National Park – 21 September

 

Today very early morning start heading towards 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. Late afternoon arrival at the lodge where you can relax after a long day of driving and enjoy the atmosphere of the bush.

 

Depending on time, visit to Hoba Meteorite on the way to Etosha (Guide will need to see if you have enough time for the visit).

 

Meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner.

Accommodation: 1 night at Namutoni Rosort, 2nd night at Toshari Etosha Lodge.

Distance: around 630 km on tar roads.

 

Day 7 Etosha National Park – 22 September

 

Heading out early for a full day of game viewing and bird watching!

 

Meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner. Duration: full day game drive

 

 

Day 8 Swakopmund – 23 September

 

From Etosha, early start heading south west towards the Atlantic coastline. With late afternoon arrival at the coastal town of Swakopmund you can relax, unpack and enjoy the cool, fresh Atlantic air. Check in to the hotel.

 

If there is enough time before sunset, visit to Moon Valley - ‚lunar landscape’ for a discovery of the botanic attraction, Welwitchia mirabilis, called a ‚living fossil’, one of the oldest and most original, living plants on the Earth, remembering the times of Christ.

 

Dinner is enjoyed at one of the local restaurants.

Accommodation: 1 night at Swakopmund at Driftwood guesthouse Distance: 580 km on tar roads Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

 

 

Day 9 Sossusvlei – 24 September

 

In the morning, before travelling into the desert, short visit to the Walvis Bay Lagoon to watch flamingos feeding.

 

Further on, we travel through the Namib-Naukluft Park to Sossusvlei, passing by canyons and fascinating rock formations. The magnificent landscape of the Namib reaches as far as eye can see. Wildlife and grazing antelopes:  Oryx and springbuck, mountain zebras, giraffes and World’s biggest birds that don’t fly – ostriches. On route, celebrating crossing of the Tropic of Capricorn (famous geographical line) – time for pictures!

 

Afternoon arrival in the Namib Desert and check in to the lodge.

 

Accommodation: 2 nights in the Namib Desert at Ababis Guestfarm.

Distance: 350 km (gravel road).

Duration: 5 hours with stop-overs.

Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner.

 

 

Day 10 – 25 September

 

Early morning before sunrise, scenic drive to Sossusvlei – place of some of the highest dunes of the World, which was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage list as the ‚Sand Sea’. Option of climbing picturesque Dune 45 to experience beauty and vastness of fascinating orange-coloured landscape. After the climb, 5 km off-road 4×4 trail to visit surreal Dead Vlei, a place of vast clay pan and dried-up, ancient acacias standing silent in an impressive landscape. Option to climb the famous Big Daddy dune which towers some 350 meters above Deadvlei. Break for lunch. In the afternoon visit at Sesriem Canyon and sunset at Elim Dune.

 

Lunch to be served at the lodge with dinner in the evening, time for rest, relaxation and star-gazing.

Duration: Full day visit to main attractions in Sossusvlei area.

Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner.

 

 

Day 11 – 26 September

 

After breakfast ‚farewell’ to Namib Desert, we are traveling north east to Windhoek, Capital of Namibia, and there is enough time to take the last photos of beautiful Africa.

 

Passing through the magnificent Spreetshoogte Pass where you have the chance for some truly marvellous landscape photography.

 

Afternoon drop off at the airport where we bid you farewell and safe travels.

We hope you’ve enjoyed your trip with us. Thank you!

 

Meals: breakfast.

Distance: around 350 km gravel & tarred road.

Duration: 5 hrs.

 

Start Date: 2019-11-16
End Date: 2019-11-26
Price:
N$45,000
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