12 Day - Etosha, Chobe & Victoria Falls

tour description

Perfect tour for people wishing to experience wildlife of Africa, holiday of a lifetime in African bush. Big chance to encounter Big 5 - Elephant, Lion, Buffalo, Rhino & Leopard.

Paradise for landscape & wildlife photography.

This tour can be adapted & tailor made with mix accommodation at mid-range & or luxury standards. 

Guests that wish to make part or the whole tour as fly-in experience are welcome, please contact us for quote.

Small group tour with minimum of 2 participants & maximum of 12, it can depart any day of the week.

Duration
12 Days
Countries
Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe
Categories
4x4 Tours, Birding, Ethnical/Cultural, Photography, Unesco World Heritage, Wildlife

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Prices

Low Season
1 November to 30 June
High Season
1 July to 31 October
Camping NAD34,700.- EUR~1,874.- NAD41,700.- EUR~2,253.-
Mid-range Lodge Accommodation
Meals: B, D
NAD48,400.- EUR~2,615.- NAD53,700.- EUR~2,901.-
Mid-range Lodge Accommodation
Meals: B, L, D + mineral water during the tour
NAD53,400.- EUR~2,885.- NAD58,400.- EUR~3,155.-
Mid-range Lodge Single Supplement NAD8,100.- EUR~438.- NAD8,100.- EUR~438.-
Luxury Lodge Accommodation
Meals: B, L, D + mineral water during the tour
NAD85,800.- EUR~4,635.- NAD98,300.- EUR~5,310.-
Luxury Lodge Single Supplement NAD13,600.- EUR~735.- NAD13,600.- EUR~735.-
Optional Private Tour Supplement NAD16,000.- EUR~864.- NAD16,000.- EUR~864.-
* 50% discount for children 12 years old and younger.

Tour Map

Detailed Itinerary

Pick up in the morning in Windhoek from any hotel & travelling 450 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, abundant 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. 


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.

 


Meals: as selected.

Accommodation: 2 nights at Halali Resort or similar.

Distance: 450 km (tarred roads).

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

Full day unlimited game drive from sunrise till sunset, on the safari trails of Etosha! We are searching for wildlife freely roaming throughout 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. Display 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: as selected.

Distance: around 200 km on gravel trails of Etosha.

From Etosha, travelling north-east, through couple of small towns, Tsumeb & Grootfontein, farther on into African bush for meeting with Bushmen of Namibia, afternoon cultural experience in one of the Bushman Village. At the village, fascinating discovery of Bushmen’s customs and their traditional way of life.

Visit to the village take about 2 hours.

After visit at Bushman Village we are going back to the lodge for apetising dinner.

  


Meals: as selected.

Accommodation: 1 night at the Fiume lodge  or similar.

Distance: around 400 km (mainly tarred roads).

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

On our way to Divundu, 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.

Arrival at the lodge around lunch time, rest of the day is free for optional activities.

 

Optional attractions:

  • Sunset cruise on Okavango River.

 

Meals: as selected.

Accommodation: 2 nights at Nunda River Lodge or similar.

Distance: around 300 km (tarred roads).

Duration: around 4 hours with the stop-overs.

Today morning & afternoon game drive inside Mahango Game Reserve & Bwabwata National Park.

Due to large concentrations of Elephant and Buffalo and still low tourist visits to this area, makes game drives in Mahango & Bwabwata very unique.  


Meals: as selected.

Distance: around 100 km inside NP.

Duration: 3 hours morning & afternoon game drive

In the morning, from Divundu 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. In the afternoon game drive in Mudumu National Park in search for wildlife.  

 

Meals: as selected.

Accommodation: 2 nights, at Namushasha River Lodge or similar.

Distance: around 450 km mainly on tarred road.

Duration: around 6 hours with the stop-overs.

Today morning & afternoon game drive in Mudumu & Nkasa Rupara National Parks. Huge African buffaloes and ‚gentle giants’ the elephants inhabit and freely roam through this region.


Meals: as selected.

Distance: around 100 km.

Duration: morning & afternoon game drive.

From Bwabwata National Park we are travelling to small border town of Katima Mulilo, situated in the farthest north-east of Namibia, after Katima Mulilo we are crossing the border to Botswana. In the afternoon time for rest & optional activities.


  • Optional activity: 2 hour boat cruise on Chobe River, it’s excellent opportunity to watch wildlife from Chobe River.

 

Meals: as selected.

Accommodation: 2 nights at River View Lodge or similar.

Distance: around 200 km mainly on tarred road.

Duration: around 6 hours with the stop-overs.

Today morning and afternoon game drive inside Chobe National Park.


Meals: as selected.

Distance: around 100 km mainly on sandy roads of Chobe NP.

Duration: around 3 hours morning & afternoon.

After breakfast we are crossing over to Zimbabwe for your adventure with 7th Wonder of the World, Victoria Falls.

In the afternoon visit the 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. 


Meals: as selected.

Accommodation: 2 nights at Pamusha Lodge or similar.

Distance: around 200 km mainly on tarred road.

Duration: around 4 hours with the stop-overs.

Today time for exploring optional activities in and around Victoria Falls.


Please click here for choice of optional activities.


Meals: as selected.


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 Victoria Falls International Airport for your flight back home. Till we see you again, on a next tour with Wild Wind Safaris!


Meals: breakfast.

 

Wishing you a ‚safe journey’ and many happy returns with Wild Wind Safaris!

Included

Transport, fuel, 11 nights accommodation and reservations, meals as selected, national park entrance fees, game drives in National Parks in the provided tour vehicle, experienced tour guide for the entire tour, airport transfers within the tour dates.

Not Included

Scheduled, international flights ‚to/from’ Namibia and Zimbabwe, individually extended accommodation, additional transfers (airport transfers beyond tour dates, which we may arrange at euro 20 pp), individual travel and medical insurance, lunches & water if not selected, drinks and alcoholic beverages, optional activities, gratuities and tips, trip extensions, visa to Namibia, Botswana & Zimbabwe (if required).

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