Day 1 – Kalahari Bush Breaks
Welcome in Namibia. Meet and greet at the Windhoek international airport by your personal guide, from where your adventure will commence. Today’s route will take you east over Witvlei and Gobabis to your first destination situated in the Kalahari Desert. Tonight’s accommodation, Kalahari Bush Breaks, is a Lodge located on a 4000ha private farm.
Relaxing by the pool, is a welcoming relief from the hot afternoon sun and to recover from the long flight. The Lodge also offers a floodlight waterhole, which is a favourite spot for game and birds to come and drink or graze, it offers great photographic opportunities.
Dinner, Bed & Breakfast – Kalahari Bush Breaks
Day 2 – Thamalakane River Lodge
Today you will cross the border at Buitepos to Botswana. Your route takes you all the way to Maun, which is the biggest town of northwestern Botswana as well as the “Gateway” to the Okavango delta. The cityscape is being dominated by huts and barracks and many streets are not tarred. Thamalakane River Lodge is placed on the banks of the Thamalakane River, just 19kms from Maun, and en route to the famous Moremi Game Reserve. In Maun you can book an optional flight over the Delta which takes approximately an hour and is highly recommendable.
Dinner, Bed & Breakfast – Thamalakane River Lodge
Day 3 & 4 – Moremi Crossing
On this day you will be flown to your next destination where you will be spending two nights. This will be a definite highlight of your tour. Moremi Crossing is a short scenic 20-minute flight from Maun. As you fly over the Delta you can see the intricate twisting and turning of the waterways and the ever-changing colors where dry land meets Delta. Luxury accommodation in 16 new-style vintage safari tents, each with its own private wooden deck and magical views over the Boro River on to Chief’s Island. Moremi Crossing being a water-based camp offers a wide variety of animal and bird species and the walks on Chief’s Island give you the opportunity to get a better view of not just the big animals but the smaller insects and birds that contribute to the Okavango’s vast ecosystem.
Activities include safaris on foot, Mokoro excursions and boat cruises at sunset. All these activities give you the chance to experience the Okavango Delta and the animals from a different perspective. Part of the game population includes Lion, Leopard, Wild dog, Elephant, Giraffe, Zebra, Buffalo, Red Lechwe and many more.
Fully Inclusive – Moremi Crossing
Day 5 – Nata Lodge
The journey takes you to Nata to a Lodge that holds the same name. The Lodge is an oasis under palm trees and the vast
salt pans and grassy plains. The Lodge is in close proximity to the entrance of the Nata Wilderness Park and only 10 km from Nata. This area incorporates a multitude of salt pans and vast grass plains dotted by palm islands and forms the Great Makgadikagidi which comprise the largest area of salt pans in the world covering some 37 000 square km. They are the last vestiges of Africa’s largest inland sea and exudes an atmosphere of antiquity and mystery.
Dinner, Bed & Breakfast – Nata Lodge
Day 6 – Elephant Valley Lodge
Today’s destination is a Lodge outside Kasane. It lies uniquely positioned over-looking the Lesoma Valley in the Chobe District, which is home to the largest population of African elephant in the world. The waterhole attracts a wide variety of game, particularly elephant, but also giraffe, buffalo, antelope such as waterbuck and kudu, warthogs, honey badgers, jackal, mongoose, predators including leopard, lion, hyena, wild dogs and many more species. Here you will enjoy activities including daily 4 x 4 game viewing safaris and boat cruises along the Chobe River in Chobe National Park.
Fully Inclusive – Elephant Valley Lodge
Day 7 – Victoria Falls Hotel
Another highlight on your tour will be a visit to the Victoria Falls, a national and African treasure and one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World as well as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Falls were described by the Kololo tribe living in the area in the 1800s as ‘Mosi-oa-Tunya’ – ‘The Smoke that Thunders’. In more modern terms Victoria Falls is known as the greatest curtain of falling water in the world. On narrow walking paths you will be led to various viewpoints of the Falls. Your path takes you through a lush rainforest, which formed due to the ever-present spray which can be seen from a distance. Here you will find a diversity of birds as well as smaller species of antelopes like the shy Bushbuck. You can also often see squirrels and small monkeys whooshing through the treetops.
You will be staying in the legendary Victoria Falls Hotel. The Victoria Falls Hotel, built by the British in 1904, enchants with its serene Lily ponds, arched loggias and broad verandas. Now a member of The Leading Hotels of the World. Some rooms offer stunning views of the gorges and bridge below. Legendary is the “high tea” (not included in the price), served on the Stanley Terrace, typically with scones and sandwiches and with a spectacular view onto the Victoria Falls Bridge that connects Zimbabwe with Zambia.
Bed & Breakfast – Victoria Falls Hotel
Day 8 & 9 – Chobe Princess
Today you will drive to Kasane where you will embark on an adventure of a special kind. For the next two days you will be pampered and attended to by the staff of the Chobe Princess. This will probably be one of the biggest highlights on your journey to Africa. As you drift down the Chobe River and spot incredible wildlife scenes, you’ll be able to completely relax in an intimate river safari experience, which may very well feel like in a 3D cinema of National Geographic, as you watch bathing elephants or hippopotami on the alluvial land from the deck of the houseboat or your bed in the morning. This is Africa at its finest. On both days you will embark on trips with smaller boats to the shores of the Chobe National Park and thus you can always view plenty of game again.
Fully Inclusive – Chobe Princess
Day 10 & 11 – Nkasa Lupala Tented Lodge
Today you will continue to the eastern Caprivi where you will be staying at a special Lodge, situated directly on the Mamilipark. This area can be compared to the Moremipark in Botswana.
Nkasa Lupala tented lodge is built on the banks of one of the many channels of the Kwando-Linyanti river system. You will spend two nights in this wonderful conservation area and will enjoy an abundance of wildlife on a game drive with your own guide and a boat cruise in the afternoon.
Dinner, Bed & Breakfast – Nkasa Lupala Tented Lodge
Day 12 & 13 – Mahangu Safari Lodge
Today’s destination is the game-rich Mahangu National Park. Mahangu Safari Lodge lies 22 km south of Divundu and borders on the two National Parks Mahangu and Babwata (Buffalo Core Area). The word 'Mahangu' means 'food of the local people. The thatched lodge is built amongst Jackalberry trees and wild date palms.
Enjoy a breakfast cruise the next morning, which will prove to be a pristine experience. Afterwards enjoy a game drive with your guide into the Mahangupark. With a bit of luck, you will be able to see Buffaloes, Elephants and the rare Sable Antilope.
Dinner, Bed & Breakfast – Mahangu Safari Lodge
Day 14 – Roy’s Camp
Today you will drive to the northeast of Namibia to Roy’s Camp. The Camp is situated 55kms north of Grootfontein.
The thatched main building has a restaurant and bar and the dining room roof is supported by tree trunks, giving the place a unique charm.
Dinner, Bed & Breakfast – Roy’s Camp
Day 15 & 16 – Mushara Outpost
Today’s route will take you to the world renowned Etosha National Park. Covering an area of 22’270 km², and the habitat for 114 species of animals and 340 species of birds, Etosha has been described as one of the best game reserves on the African continent. The Mushara Outpost is situated just 10 km from the Von Lindequist Gat, which is the eastern Gate at Namutoni. Mushara Outpost accommodates 16 guests in custom-made tent-like wood and canvas structures which are nestled on the banks of an ancient dry riverbed, known as “omuramba” in the Herero language. The Lodge is all about old-fashioned hospitality with warm, friendly and personalized service.
In the afternoon you can already embark on your first game drive with your guide. Etosha’s impressive clay- and saltpan is a wide, shallow area with a stunning size of about 5’000 km². Throughout most part of the year the white clay- and salt crust shimmers in the sun, hence the translation for Etosha: “the vast white place of dry water”.
Enter the park in the early morning with your guide to experience another game drive inside the park in the surrounding area of Namutoni, return to the lodge before lunch time. The rest of the day is at own leisure.
Dinner, Bed & Breakfast – Mushara Outpost
Day 17 – Otjiwa Safari Lodge
On route to your next domicile, a stopover at Lake Otjikoto can be planned in. Continue over Otavi to a Lodge ± 41 km before Otjiwarongo. Otjiwa Safari Lodge is one of the oldest game farms in Namibia, which offers about 25 different game species. Otjiwa is 12,000 hectares in total and has up to 22 water dams, each with its own natural habitat. It is also the home of the majestic fish eagle.
Dinner, Bed & Breakfast – Otjiwa Safari Lodge
Day 18 – Return
On this day your guide will take you back to Windhoek via Okahandja. Here you can stop at the popular Wood Craft market to buy some souvenirs. Afterwards your guide will take you back to the airport in time for your flight home.
We wish you a wonderful flight home with many great memories in your suitcase and sun in your heart!
Per person sharing: N$ 67,100.00 (Namibia), US$ 3,540.00 (Botswana) minimum 4 pax
Single room supplement: N$ 3,075.00 (Namibia), US$ 790.00 (Botswana)
- All transport in an air-conditioned vehicle,
- 18 days Experienced English-speaking guide,
- 17 nights’ accommodation and meals as per above itinerary,
- Refreshments during the day while driving,
- Park entrance fees,
- Activities as indicated,
- 15 % VAT
- International flight,
- Meals not listed,
- All beverages in restaurants/lodges,
- Visa costs
- Additional activities,
- Items of personal nature,
- Travel insurance.