We depart the capital city of Namibia and follow the road past Okahandja and Otjiwarongo towards Etosha National Park. This day is a scenic drive and the vast changing landscapes will guide us towards Etosha. Lunch will be at your own expense and we will select an on route stop for lunch.
We will be staying outside Etosha National Park for the first night.
The following two days will be spent exploring the wildlife of Etosha National Park. We will be visiting all the camps and waterholes along our way from the west to the east of the park. Our guide will inform you of the behavior of animals and point out some of the interesting facts about African Wildlife.
The road from Etosha towards bushman land. This is a stopover point to break our journey towards the Okavango Pan Handle. If time allows us we will visit the San Living Museum at Graskop.
We will be crossing a small border post towards Botswana, called Shakawe. It is one of the roads less traveled in Namibia and Botswana. This crossing will lead us towards the great Okavango. The next 2 days we are exploring the waterways of the Okavango. We will also be visiting the rock art galleries at Tsodilo Hills.
For the next 3 Days, we will have a Base Camp, from where we will do Game Drives to Mahango National Park and Buffalo National Park. These parks are one of the last wild parks of Namibia and can carry high quantities of Game at certain times of the year. A Boat Cruise on the Okavango River will be done on the last Afternoon.
We will be crossing the Caprivi Strip or the newly named Zambezi region. It forms part of the Bwabwata National Park. Our destination will be the Kwando River, one of the main contributors of the Okavango. It is a region filled with local communities and wildlife reserves. We will undertake some game drives in Susuwe National Park and explore the Kwando River on a boat trip.
Our final destination on the route towards Victoria Falls will be the Chobe National Park and the town of Kasane. We will be staying in Kasane and visit the Chobe National Park on a day trip and an afternoon sunset boat cruise. It is one of the best game parks in Botswana and allows for excellent photography of wildlife.
The final leg of our safari will be our visit to the Victoria Falls. This is one of the most spectacular rivers in Africa, namely the Zambezi River. This morning you will be transferred from Kasane to Victoria Falls. Here you have the opportunity to explore the Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. All visas are payable on arrival at the Zimbabwe immigration office.
Fly Out from Victoria Falls International Airport.
This Tour can be booked as a Camping Tour, Lodge Tour or a combination of both. Please note that accommodation is subject of availability.
This morning, you drive in a northerly direction via Okahandja. We will take the opportunity to visit the Crafts Market at Okahandja. Afterwards we will proceed towards our Lodge for the evening. We have an opportunity to join an Activity that our Lodge hosts.
We are proceeding in a northerly direction via Grootfontein and the Hoba Meteorite
Our journey continues to the Khaudum National Park, the most remote and desolated National Park in Namibia. We will setup our camp in Camp Sikeretti in the southern part of Khaudum National Park. If times allow us, we will do a Game drive in the afternoon, in search of elephants and possibly some predators. Excellent birding can be experienced.
Whilst we are continuing our journey through the Park in a northerly direction, we can expect some good game viewing on route. Our destination for today is Khaudum Camp, which is idyllically situated on a huge sand dune just above the Khaudum River. Whilst your guide is preparing tonight’s dinner, we can absorb the last light of the Day and reflect on the beautiful images of the Day around the Campfire.
We are leaving the Kaudum National Park towards the northly direction towards Divundu. Upon arrival at our Lodge we have the opportunity to join a Boat Cruise on the Okavango River. The next Day we have the change to explore one of two National Parks in the Area. Excellent game viewing, i.e. Red Lechwe, Sable, Hippos, Elephants, Crocodiles and the usual plains game as well as birding can be experienced.
Today’s destination is the beautiful Lodge on the Bank of the Kwando River, which offers the opportunity to experience closely a wild and untouched stretch of Kwando River. From here we will undertake a Safari in Susuwe National Park or Mudume National Park. Game sightings in this river cradle could include vast herds of roaming elephant and buffalo, lions, hippos, leopards, sable, roan, lechwe and puku. There is outstanding bird watching in this area in a variety of riverine, floodplain and grassland habitats. On the last afternoon we will take a Boat Cruise on the Kwando River.
Today we travel towards Nkasa Rupara National Park. In the past it was called Mamili National Park. The next 2 nights we will be overnighting inside the National Park. This park is part of a Swampland, for many months of the year it is not accessible for anyone. We be exploring this little Park intensively in the next Day.
Today we say Good Bye to Namibia and we say Hello Botswana. We will be spending two nights in Botswana and exploring the Chobe National Park. You will join an open Vehicle Game Drive in the morning and then in the afternoon will join a Boat Cruise on the Chobe River.
Fly out from Kasane.
This Tour can be booked as a Camping Tour or a combination of Lodge and Camping. Please note that accommodation is subject of availability.
We depart the capital city of Namibia, Windhoek and we follow the road past Okahandja and Usakos towards Spitzkoppe, our `Matterhorn ` of Namibia.This day is a Transfer Day. Lunch will be at your own expense and we will select an on route stop for lunch. If time allows us we will do a short stop at the Woodcrafts Market. Our Campsite for tonight is situated between gigantic Granite boulders. Late afternoon is a nice time to hike up one off the Boulders and have a Sundowner drink. Our Guides will be preparing Dinner over open Fire.
Today we travel towards the Brandberg Mountains. The highest in Namibia, standing at a height of 2550 m. We will be taking the road on the western side of the Brandberg Mountain towards Brandberg West Mine. Our destination for tonight is Save the Rhino Base Camp. By overnighting here we are supporting the Organisation against poaching. A percentage of the Camping Fees will be given to the Organisation as support for the cause. The camp itself is situated on the banks of the Ugab River, which is one of a few perennial rivers in Damaraland / Kaokoland that the Desert Adapted animals use for survival.
This specific Day will take us through a side channel of the Ugab River towards Lion Cave, where we will have a short glimpse of Doros Crater. From here on we turn to the west towards Gai As fountain going through via Desolation Valley to reach the Huab River. We will spend the night on the Banks of the Huab River. The Huab River is another perennial river that hosts a variety of Desert Adapted animal. If we have some luck we can spot the Desert Adapted Elephants.
After our first nights of Wild Camping, we head further towards Springbokwasser. Today`s destination is Palmwag Lodge, where we will enjoy some Luxury`s from the Lodge and get our self-prepared for the next leg of our adventure. Today’s route will lead us through the Huab Rivers towards the Palmwag Concession Area.
Today we enter the Palmwag Concession in search of Desert Adapted Fauna & Flaura. A few freshwater springs make it possible for a large variety of animals to thrive here. We should regularly experience sightings of mountain zebra, oryx, kudu, springbok and giraffe. The desert elephant also roam this area and we need to keep an eye out for these beasts as they can suddenly appear out of nowhere-they move very quietly. Desert lion are thriving in the concession area aswell. Fortunately they are ALL shy animals and prefer to run away at the smell or sound of humans. We need to keep and eye out for these animals when travelling. From the rugged Etendeka plateau the route takes us onto the fog rich plains of the Skeleton Coast, desolate and beautiful. The camping experience is unique, silent and devoid of other cars and people. The river beds and the few trees in them make special camping places available. At night, the roaring of lions can be heard in the distance and if we are lucky, the silhouette of a lonely rhino crossing the plains.
We drive northwards along the Tsusub Schlucht in the direction of the watershed between the Hoanib and Hoarusib Rivers. A scenic and interesting ride, we should see oryx, mountain zebra and ostrich along the way. Sometimes the desert elephant use this route to cross from one river to another-we may be lucky and meet them on our way to the Hoarusib. On top of the watershed there is a waterhole where a variety of animals come to drink.Our aim for today is Purros, an ancient settlement that has offered water and shelter to roaming nomads over the past 2000 years. We find the Damara and Himba people living here, if time allows us we can visit them at their kraals.Tonight we set up camp under the huge camelthorn trees and enjoy the beautifull skyline.
We continue along the Hoarusib River. The two spoor road takes us along the small hills overlooking this majestic river with its large trees and many small springs breaking the surface. Depending on the previous rain season, we may see large herds of Himba cattle with the herdsman following close behind. Once we reach the mountain pass, we may see small herds of mountain zebra and possibly elephant high in the hills looking for some succulent mountain flora to feast on. The pass takes us high into the mountains, once we reach the top, the view back of the Hoarusib River valley is spectacular, an endless landscape showing the route we have traveled over the past few days. We continue down into the Khumib River valley. We may come across small Himba settlements, they will be very excited to see us and will hope we have some gifts to share with them.
The road continues towards Opuwo and we notice more and more little villages, people and cars along the way-we are slowly returning to civilization. This takes us into hills that have an abundance of the ancient Baobab trees, a unique tree that can grow up to 3000 years old. The bustling town of Opuwo reminds one of a frontier town of the American west-locals walking around in their tribal attire, cattle walking down the main street and Himba tribesmen and women bartering for the best deal at one of the roadside markets. Between the hustle and bustle of this town, we drive up a small hill to reach our peacefull lodge overlooking the surrounding cattle country and busy town below. After an adventurous week through one of the most desolate nature areas in Africa, we have the opportunity to take it easy and be looked after by the friendly staff and reflect on all that we have experienced so far.
Today we travel to the north of Kaokoland, towards the Kunene River, which is the Border River between Namibia and Angola. Our destination are the Epupa Falls. Epupa Falls is well known for the mist and sound of the fall, the Makalani Palms and the Himba tribe. The highest fall is roughly about 37 m high. In the local language, Herero, Epupa means the` Foam`. This afternoon you have the opportunity to explore the falls on foot and when the late afternoon light comes through, it forms a majestic river atmosphere. Recommended a Sundowner Drink at our Camp.
The Kunene River is 1050 km long, we will be travelling along this amazing river for the next 100 km to our next destination, Kunene River Lodge. This route was used by the Military in the past and in the late 1980`s it was described as one of the most challenging 4x4 routes in Namibia. At this moment this Road is opened to the public and not only for 4x4 enthusiasts.
We continue our journey along the Kunene for the next 45 km towards Ruacana. From here we say farewell the north of Namibia and start with our Journey back towards Windhoek. Before enter civilisation we do one more stop on a Private Concession Area where will spend one more beautiful evening in the African Bush at Hobatere Lodge.
Today is a transfer day back to Windhoek. We spend our last evening together at the River Crossing Lodge, which is situated on top of a koppie overlooking Windhoek. Tonight we reflect back on our Journey and all the adventures that came along.
Fly out from Hosea Kutako International Airport.
We depart Windhoek at 7:30 am this morning. Our route will take us south towards Mariental, and from Marital we start entering the Kalahari Namibia. It is tar road towards Stampriet and from there a right gravel track towards our accommodation of the evening. Our ﬁrst day is a transit day, and we make use of this day to get as close to the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park as possible. The vegetation starts changing from Mariental, and we are entering the Kalahari. This evening we will spend at an open ﬁre and discuss our visit towards the Kalahari for the next few days.
We will enter the park at the most north-western entrance of Mata - Mata. Our accommodation will depend on availability, but we will stay within this area over the next three days and concentrate on the watering holes near Mata - Mata and the high Dune Road. The days will include early morning and late afternoon game drives.
Our safari will take to the most southern camp where the two rivers meet. The Nossob and the Aoub rivers meet. The Lodge is called twee rivieren or "Two rivers ". We will depart the north-western part early in the morning and take a leisurely drive down south with an enrolee picnic style lunch. At Twee Rivieren, we will do our passport control for the Botswana part of the Transfrontier Park.
Our ﬁnal two days of our Transfrontier stay will be at the northeaster camp of Nossob. We make our way along the Nossob River towards the camp and explore the wildlife of this region. Our ﬁnal preparations for our Kalahari Crossing awaits us. We will prepare all the water and fuel before we embark on an epic journey crossing the dune belt towards Mabuasehube.
The next ﬁve days are wild camping fully serviced by our back up team. We will select two pans for our camping and only move once. We aim to explore this wild wilderness in the next ﬁve days. The unfenced wild camps will add a ground level of adventure to our safari. We will focus on early morning and late afternoon drives. In the afternoon's many raptors will be at the watering holes.
We leave Mabuasehube behind and embark on a transit towards Ghanzi the main town of Kalahari Botswana. This is a stopover to relax in the afternoon after ﬁve days in bush and Mabuasehube. A well-deserved bed after our camping adventure in Mabuasehube. This is a stopover a day, and the next morning you have an optional activity of visiting a Khoi San community. We will discuss the details this afternoon in Ghanzi.
The ﬁnal leg of our safari is Maun. Maun is the safari capital of Botswana and is to the south of the Okavango Delta. This evening your accommodation is still included. However, you have to provide your lunch and dinner for the evening. Our lodge for the night offers a great restaurant, and all meals are available here or in town. Our Safari ends on arrival in Maun. We can still arrange scenic delta ﬂights and airport transfers on request. Add on stays in the Okavango Delta can also be arranged on request.
Fly Out from Maun International Airport.
Situated in the Khomas region of Central Namibia, the desert town of Solitaire serves as an oasis in the Namib Desert. There is not much to do or see in the small village of Solitaire, but it nevertheless, it is an important stop on the way to the ancient dunes of Sossusvlei as it provides the only petrol station, general store and post office between Sossusvlei and Walvis Bay. Solitaire also has a small bar and is renowned for its famous apple pie- said to be the best in Namibia. Home to a luxury desert lodge, a motel and a campsite, visitors can easily find comfortable accommodation in Solitaire. Enjoy a scenic sundowner with views of the spectacular Namib desert, hike and bike through the unspoilt natural scenery and visit the local Cheetah Sanctuary.
Located in the scenic Namib-Naukluft National Park, Sossusvlei is where you will find the iconic red sand dunes of the Namib. The clear blue skies contrast with the giant red dunes to make this one of the most scenic natural wonders of Africa and a photographer's heaven. This awe-inspiring destination is possibly Namibia's premier attraction, with its unique dunes rising to almost 400 metres-some of the highest in the world. These iconic dunes come alive in morning and evening light and draw photography enthusiasts from around the globe. Sossusvlei is home to a variety desert wildlife including oryx, springbok, ostrich and a variety of reptiles. Visitors can climb 'Big Daddy', one of Sossusvlei’s tallest dunes; explore Deadvlei, a white, salt, claypan dotted with ancient trees; or for the more extravagant, scenic flights and hot air ballooning are on offer, followed by a once-in-a-lifetime champagne breakfast amidst these majestic dunes.
Perched above the plains of the Namib Desert and tucked away in the rocky Aus Mountains, the small village of Aus is located in the ǁKaras Region in southern Namibia. The arid surrounding landscape is known for its unique botanical diversity. Aus serves as an excellent base from which to explore the area and to view the main attraction: the feral horses of the Namib Desert, which run wild and free in the sparsely vegetated plains. Catch a glimpse of these wild desert-adapted creatures at the water trough at Garub just twenty kilometres away from the village. Visitors can explore the Succulent Karoo with a visit to the beautiful Gondwana Sperrgebiet Rand Park, home to the most biodiverse desert in the world, and take a scenic hike to discover fascinating indigenous fauna and flora. Don't miss the opportunity to camp under the clear Namibian night sky and view the vast desert landscape on horseback.
Rising from the beautiful Drakensberg Mountains in Lesotho, forming part of the international border between South Africa and Namibia, the Orange River is the longest river in South Africa. The Orange River Basin extends into Namibia and northern Botswana. The river snakes its way through one of Southern Africa’s harshest environments bringing life to an area of sheer rugged beauty. Aside from vineyards in the desert the river also creates a mobile playground from which to explore the area. This spectacular river created the diamond dune fields along Namibia's coast, by washing diamonds downstream from the Kimberly region over millions of years. Visitors can look forward to excellent whitewater rafting, canoeing, kayaking, and wonderful river cruises.
Carving out an epic rocky wonderland in the south of Namibia, the Fish River has created Africa’s largest and the world’s second largest canyon. Hot, dry and stony, the Fish River Canyon measures a whopping 160 kilometres in length, at times 27 kilometres in width and 550 metres in depth. The awe-inspiring natural beauty of this ancient geological marvel draws visitors from around the globe. For those looking for adventure, the intense 85 kilometre Fish River Hiking Trail through1.5 billion years of geological history will definitely thrill avid adventure enthusiasts, and for visitors looking to relax, head over to the canyon's southern end to enjoy a soak in the mineral waters of the renowned hot springs of Ai-Ais, or take in the spectacularly scenic views from Hobas Restcamp as well as numerous other viewpoints along its rim. Other popular activities include: scenic chartered flights, horse riding, nature drives and seasonal kayaking.
Situated in south central Namibia, fringing the Kalahari Desert, the city of Mariental lies along the TransNamib railway and serves as the Hardap Region’s commercial and administrative capital. It provides an important petrol stop before heading west to Sesriem to view the red-orange dunes of Sossusvlei. Mariental is located close to magnificent the Hardap Dam, which is the largest reservoir in Namibia. The Hardap Irrigation Scheme has breathed life into this arid terrain, which is now fertile with farmlands covered in citrus, melons, lucerne, wine and maize, and dotted with ostrich farms. The dam is a popular holiday resort which draws city slickers from Windhoek and offers an array of watersports, scenic walks, and abundant wildlife in a 20000-hectare nature reserve set on its western bank; where visitors can spot rhino, ostrich, antelope, springbok and a variety of bird species.
Transfer to Hosea Kutako International Airport.
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