VICTORIA FALLS TO WINDHOEK - VIA MAUN

Highlights of this amazing adventure throughZambia, Botswana and Namibia include:

  • Victoria Falls tour – Livingstone, Zambia
  • River cruise and game drive in Chobe National Park- Botswana
  • Mokoro trips in the Okavango Delta - Botswana
  • Game drive in Moremi National Park – Botswana
  • Boat trip in Delta or extended Moremi Safari
  • Walk with the original inhabitants of Southern Africa in the Kalahari – the San (Bushmen) people
  • Explore Windhoek, the capital of Namibia
  • Safari in Etosha Nationa Park - Namibia
  • Himba village experience
  • Bushman paintings and engravings in Damaraland
  • Swakopmund- optional activities
  • Climb the dunes of the spectacular Namib desert

                                               

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Meals included stipulated each day by:   B – Breakfast,  L – Lunch,  D - Dinner

Day 1: Livingstone, Zambia

Fly into Victoria Falls  (Zimbabwe) or Livingstone (Zambia). Transfer through to the lodge. Arrive in afternoon and do a tour of the Fall. If time permitting an optional sundowner cruise. Dinner and lunch at own expense Overnight at Maramba river lodge in chalets or luxury tents.   Transfer from airport to lodge and tour of Vic Falls included.

Day 2: Kasane, Chobe National Park – Drive 82km and a border crossing via the ferry, 2- 3hrs

After breakfast  we transfer through to Kazangula  and take the ferry over the mighty Zambezi into Botswana. Then we will transfer to the lodge In the afternoon we will do a boat cruise on the Chobe river in Chobe National Park and an early morning game drive (on Day 3), where it is possible to view huge herds of elephant coming down to drink as well as many other types of game. For bird lovers the river provides a home for the majestic African Fish Eagle and a number of species of brightly coloured bee-eaters. The area surrounding the Chobe River typically has the highest concentration of wildlife within the park as animals congregate here. Overnight at lodge in rooms, in Kasane. Lunch own expense. Transfers and ferry, and Boat cruise in the Chobe are included.  ( B, D )

Day 3: Maun, Gateway to the Okavango Delta - Drive 615km, 7hrs

Early morning rise to go on a game drive in the world renowned Chobe National Park. Great chance to see the Big 5 and much more. We return to a full English breakfast and then we depart for a long drive to Maun the gateway to the Okavango Delta. In the afternoon we may have a chance to do an optional scenic flight over the Delta. We will base ourselves here for the next 4 nights,  full 3 days to make the most of our time in the Okavango Delta ….( If you so choose we can spend 1 night away camping in the Delta.)  Planned accommodation is a very nice comfortable hotel in either private 2 bedroomed chalets or rooms. Our lodge is well positioned just outside town and on the Thalamane river for cruises. It has a nice big swimming pool and lovely deck to enjoy eating outside or in.  Game drive in Chobe, entrance and conservation fees are all included.    ( B, D )

Day 4 : Maun, Mokoro safari in the Delta

Today we will explore the quiet waterway and channels of the Delta in the traditional way, on a dug-out canoe called a makoro which will be guided by a Poler who pushes us along through the water. This is the way of life here in the Delta and how the locals move around and navigate through the waterways. It offers a tranquil and beautiful serene experience but there is also the chance of seeing all kinds of animals as well. There is no better way to properly experience the “authentic Delta experience” than on a mokoro. Depending on the time of year we will either take a drive out ( 1 hour in dry season) or boat ride ( 1 hour in wet season ) to the poling station to start on the Mokoros and will return the same way. During the day we will get off the mokoros to do a walk and experience the area on foot.  Mokoro safari, entrance and conservation fee are all included. (B,L,D)

 

 Day 5: Moremi Safari-Full day game drive.

No trip to the Delta is complete without a visit to Moremi game reserve. We will leave early in the morning to make the most of the day on a full day safari in Moremi. A packed Brunch will accompany us and we will stop to enjoy this along route. Today we have a very good chance of spotting all sorts of game and predators, and hope to spot the elusive and threatened wild dogs which do so well here in Moremi. It is about an hour drive from the lodge to cross the “buffalo fence” and then we are right in ito one of the greatest wildlife destinations in Africa! We return late at the end of the day to our lodge. Hopefully with amazing sightings and pictures.  Full day Moremi safari is included.   B. L, D

Day 6: Boat Trip in the Okavango Delta... or spend another day on safari in Moremi-  previous night camping

To complete your Delta experience we now take a boat trip deep into the Delta ( water levels permitting and dependent on the season...if not we spend previous night camping in Moremi instead  on safari) , close to Chief’s island where we will take an hour long walk and then return. Where possible and  water level dependent,  we will return via other unexplored water channels. It will be another early start today but a mesmerising adventure up winding Okavango channels viewing game , birds and some of Botswana’s most breathtaking scenery in this full day adventure. Full day Okavango Boat safari  (or Moremi safari ) is included.  ( B, L, D )

 

Day 7: Ghanzi- Bushman Encounter - Drive 310km , 3-4 hrs

After breakfast we depart the amazing Okavango Delta and re-enter the Kalahari desert. We make our way to Ghanzi. Here we learn the way of the Bushmen  or the San people when we take a walk with them and interact  all the time learning of their customs and rituals. In the evening we see their singing and dancing and learn how the true original and indigenous people live and their beliefs. We will stay in very clean and comfortable en suite chalets.  Lunch own expense. Walk with bushmen & evening of singing and dance is included.    ( B,D)

 

Day 8: Windhoek, Namibia - Drive 520km, 5-6 hrs

Long day drive and border crossing into Namibia. Along route we will do lunch at own expense.  We will reach Windhoek in the mid to late afternoon and the afternoon is free to shop at the mall or explore the town. In the evening we will eat at a restaurant at own expense and take a taxi out.  Auas City Hotel or nice B&B.    ( B )

 

Day 9:  To Etosha Game Reserve- Drive 408km, 4hrs

After breakfast we take a drive up north to Etosha. We arrive at out lodge just outside the Park. After lunch we enter the park and take an afternoon game drive in Namibia’s premier wildlife reserve. We will return to our lodge where we will enjoy the warm Namibian hospitality of this family owned game and cattle farm. The game farm also has its own wildlife and a predator camp, where we can view magnificent animals such as cheetah, leopard, caracal and both brown and spotted hyena. This can be done instead of an afternoon game drive in Etosha. Entrances to both Etosha and or predator enclosure both included.   ( B , D )

 

 Day 10: Etosha and Himba Village-Drive 190km, 6-7 hours

Early morning departure into Etosha, and we spend the best of the morning exploring the Park on safari. We depart the park on the western side and make our way to our new lodge and also close by we visit a Himba village where we can interact and learn all about their culture and customs. These amazing people still continue to live as they always have but have obviously been affected to some degree by western influence. Later that evening we have the opportunity to go on a game drive to try and find the “Shy 5”- Aardvark, Aardwolf, porcupine, bat eared fox and African wild cat, amongst other secretive and seldom spotted nocturnal animals. Etosha, Himba village and Shy 5 game drives are included.   ( B, L, D )


Day 11: Twyfelfontein,  – Drive 250km ,  4- 5hrs

In the morning we depart travelling south and our destination is the beautiful Damaraland area . Along route we visit the Petrified Forest national monument, a site of fossilized tree trunks dating from approximately 280 million years ago, and later in the afternoon we visit a UNESCO world heritage site and take a walk amongst maybe the most extensive collection of San (Bushmen) engravings and well preserved ancient rock paintings in all of southern Africa, with over 2500 figures, ranging from 2000-5000 years old. Petrified forest and Bushman paintings  included. Lunch own expense.  ( B, D )

 

Day 12:  Swakopmund, Namibia –  Drive 520km,  8-9 hrs

We depart very early after breakfast to the adrenaline capital of Namibia.  It is a very long drive today but the scenery through the desert of Damaraland is stunning and we have a short stop at the petrified forest to break the journey en route to  the charming and beautiful town of Swakopmund. There is so much to explore and so many different things to do. We will explore the old colonial town built by the Germans and go seek out what adventures are on offer for the following day. Lunch and dinner will be at own expense. We stay at a very nice guesthouse.   ( B )

Day 13: Swakopmund: Free Day

Free day to explore the many attractions and thrill seeking adventures on offer. Scenic flights up the coast or over the desert., parachute jumps, sand boarding down the dunes, quadbikes, desert tours and so much more. All activities are at your own expense today as is lunch and dinner. There are many restaurants to choose from. ( B )

 Day 14: To SeriemDrive 350km, 5-6 hrs

A long, spectacular drive through Namib-Naukluft Park to Sesriem via Walvis Bay to see Flamingoes in their thousands. This national park, one of the largest in the world, is home to one of the driest and oldest deserts on earth. It contains some of the finest desert scenery in Africa, if not in the world, with towering jagged rock formations and incredible lunar landscapes. Continue through changing desert landscapes, keeping an eye out for free-roaming zebra, kudu, springbok and oryx. Stop in the quirky town of Solitaire, where we pick up lunch at own expense, and head out into the countryside. Overnight at a beautiful farm in the desert. with very nice rooms. Accommodation is 3 -4 star and a beautiful swimming pool to relax by.      ( B, D )

 

Day 15: Seriem- Soussevlei

We will leave our lodge before sunrise to spend the morning at the Sossusvlei dunes, one of the great sights of Africa. It's worth getting up to watch the early morning light creep over the dunes before we climb some of the highest sand dunes in the world. Alternatively just enjoy the changing colours on the towering dunes from lower down as the sun rises. We will enjoy a packed brunch at the dunes. We take a 2km walk into the Hiddenvlei area (included one way shuttle transfer instead). If we're lucky we may see gemsbok, ostrich or even black-backed jackals among the dunes, an irresistibly photogenic scene! In the afternoon we visit Sesriem Canyon. A spectacular day comes to an end as we relax by the pool. Entrance into the park and conservation fees  plus 4 x4 transfer into the vlei are all included.       (  B, D )

 

Day 16: Drive to Windhoek.  374km, 5 hours

In the morning there is potential to do an optional hot air balloon safari. Thereafter a long drive to Windhoek. Catch flight or overnight in Windhoek. Tour ends. ( B )

 

 Please note, prices are subject to change and only once quoted and a deposit has been paid can we guarantee a price.

Prrice are in South African rands and are from:

Based on 2 people, the price is.... ZAR 158 000, that is.......ZAR 79 000 per/person  sharing .

Based on 3 people, the price is..... ZAR 61 600  p/p sharing, ( single pays an extra ZAR5 000.)

Based on 4 people, the price is....ZAR 52 600  p/p sharing.

 

INCLUDED IN THE PRICE:

  • All accommodation in lodges, chalets or fixed permanent tents with beds and en suite bathrooms.
  • Vehicle with insurances and cross border permits.
  • All fuel and tolls
  • All transfers as per itinerary.
  • English speaking guide-driver.
  • All activities listed as included.
  • Meals stipulated daily as per itinerary – ( B, L, D )
  • All conservation fees and entrances fees for game parks and activities as listed per itinerary.

 

NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE:

  • All flights and associated travel expenses to start and end points.
  • Travel insurance. highly recommended.
  • Any other transport or transfer not listed as included as per itinerary.
  • All drinks, including water.
  • Meals not stipulated as included in the itinerary.
  • All optional activities.
  • All gratuities and tips.
  • Items of a personal nature.

 

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