NAMIBIA

ITINERARY
B – Breakfast       L – Lunch     D – Dinner


DAYS 1 & 2: SWAKOPMUND, NAMIBIA                B
Upon arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel in Swakopmund, a charming town on the Namibian coast set between the expanse of the desert and the vastness of the ocean. For the rest of the day you have the opportunity to experience some of the many optional activities that are on offer. 

On the morning of day 2 we follow the barren Atlantic Coast out of Swakopmund to visit Cape Cross - the largest breeding place of the Cape Fur Seals. The afternoon is spent at leisure to partake in optional activities or alternatively just soak up the atmosphere of this little quaint German town and enjoy its beauty and beaches.

Accommodation:    Hotel A La Mer or similar (standard rooms with en-suite bathrooms)

Day 1
Lunch:        For your own account
Dinner:    For your own account

Day 2
Distance:    250 km    Departure:  08h00

Breakfast:    At Hotel A La Mer or similar
Lunch:        For your own account
Dinner:    For your own account


OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES IN SWAKOPMUND

Below is a list of some of the most popular optional activities on offer in Swakopmund. Pre-booking is recommended to avoid disappointment.  The rates are per person and are quoted in South African Rand. All activities are subject to availability and may require a minimum amount of passengers to operate. Certain activities only operate at specific times of the year.  Please contact our reservation office for further information. Should you wish to partake in an activity that is not listed below, we will gladly assist you with rates and reservations.

Quad biking (2 hour)                        
Sand boarding lie-down                        
Sand boarding standing up                    
Living Desert Tour                                     
Township Tour                        
Tandem Sky Diving                        
Scenic flights (various)                        
Shore fishing                        
Boat fishing                        
Kayaking                         
Dolphin, Seal & Whale Cruise     


                 

DAY 3: DAMARALAND, NAMIBIA                            BL
Leaving the cold Atlantic coastline behind us, we then head inland across the desert plains to Spitzkoppe, an iconic group of curved granite mountains with vivid colours. After a walk amongst the boulders to view the ancient Bushmen paintings and engravings, we continue on to the town of Omaruru where we overnight. Once a mission station, the settlement has great historic significance and has evolved into an artistic hub for local crafts and small industries. 
Distance:    310 km    Departure:  08h00

Accommodation:    Omaruru Guest House or similar (rooms with en-suite bathrooms, swimming pool, dining room area)

Breakfast:    At Hotel A La Mer or similar
Lunch:        Prepared by the guide
Dinner:    For your own account


DAY 4: OMARURU AND HIMBA VILLAGE, NAMIBIA                            BLD    
On our journey today we will stop at local distillery and small wine cellar in Omaruru to taste some of its home-grown produce. We then head off towards Kamanjab where we explore a Himba village in the afternoon. This will be a journey of culture exchange, learning and understanding the ways of the last traditional tribe in Namibia, the Ova-Himba. 
Distance:    330 km    Departure:  07h00

Accommodation:      Oppi Koppi Restcamp or similar (chalets with en-suite bathrooms, swimming pool, bar & restaurant)

Breakfast:    At Omaruru Guest House or similar
Lunch:    Prepared by the guide
Dinner:    At Oppi Koppi Restcamp or similar


DAY 5: KAMANJAB TO ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK, NAMIBIA                            BLD
After our cultural experience in Kamanjab, we head to Etosha National Park. Etosha Game Park was declared a National Park in 1907 and it is home to approx. 114 mammal species, 340 bird species, 110 reptile species, 16 amphibian species and, surprisingly, one species of fish.
Distance:    280 km    Departure:  08h00

Accommodation:     Okaukuejo or similar (rooms with en-suite bathrooms, swimming pool, bar & restaurant)

Breakfast:    At Oppi Koppi Restcamp or similar
Lunch:        Prepared by the guide
Dinner:    At Okaukuejo or similar

DAYS 6 & 7: ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK, NAMIBIA                        BL, BL    
We fill the next two days with game drives in the hopes of spotting lion, leopard, elephant and rhino as well as cheetah, giraffe, zebra and the numerous different types of antelope the park has to offer. Our nights are spent at the flood lit waterholes encountering the park’s various nocturnal animals as they come to drink.
Day 6
Distance:    100 km    Departure:  08h00

Accommodation:    Okaukuejo or similar (rooms with en-suite bathrooms, swimming pool, bar & restaurant)

Breakfast:    At Okaukuejo or similar
Lunch:        Prepared by the guide
Dinner:    For your own account

Day 7
Distance:    150 km    Departure:  08h00

Accommodation:    Namutoni or similar (rooms with en-suite bathrooms, swimming pool, bar & restaurant)

Breakfast:    At Okaukuejo or similar
Lunch:        Prepared by the guide
Dinner:    For your own account


DAY 8: ETOSHA TO KAVANGO RIVER, NAMIBIA                            BL
Our journey continues east as we drive along the Caprivi Strip to the town of Rundu. We make our way to Kaisosi River Lodge and spend a relaxing afternoon at our lodge on the banks of the Kavango River. Optional activities such as a visit to the Mbunza Living Museum, a traditional cultural school and communal business for the local Kavango people, or a sunset cruise are available. Alternatively just relax by the pool with a sundowner listening to the sounds of Mother Nature. 
Distance:    435 km    Departure:  08h00

Accommodation:     Kaisosi River Lodge (rooms with en-suite bathrooms, swimming pool, bar & restaurant)

Breakfast:    At Namutoni or similar
Lunch:        Prepared by the guide
Dinner:    For your own account


DAYS 9 & 10: KAVANGO RIVER TO OKAVANGO DELTA, BOTSWANA         BLD, BLD
We leave Namibia for Etsha13, on the western border of the Okavango Delta in Botswana. Unlike other deltas, it flows into the Kalahari Desert without reaching the coast, which makes it unique. The next day is spent exploring the network of water pathways floating through thick vegetation in mokoros (traditional dugout canoes), discovering a variety of birds and wildlife. We stop at a secluded island to take a 1½ hour guided walk hoping to spot elephants, waterbuck or other animals living in this water filled paradise.
Distance:    380 km    Departure:  08h00

 

Accommodation:    Guma Lagoon Camp or similar (permanent tents with en-suite bathrooms, bar area)
Day 9
Breakfast:    At Kaisosi River Lodge or similar
Lunch:        Prepared by the guide
Dinner:    Prepared by the guide

 

Day 10
Breakfast:    At Guma Lagoon Camp or similar
Lunch:        Lunch pack from Guma Lagoon Camp
Dinner:    Prepared by the guide

OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES AT GUMA LAGOON

Pre-booking is recommended to avoid disappointment. The rates are per person and quoted in US Dollars. All activities are subject to availability and may require a minimum amount of passengers to operate. Certain activities only operate at specific times of the year. Please contact our reservation office for further information.

Scenic Helicopter Flight 30 Minute One Person         
Scenic Helicopter Flight 30 Minute Two Persons        
Scenic Helicopter Flight 30 Minute Three Persons        


DAY 11: OKAVANGO DELTA TO CAPRIVI, NAMIBIA                            BLD
Leaving Botswana, we drive up the western border of the Okavango Delta before crossing back into Namibia and driving through the Caprivi to our camp on the banks of the Kwando River. Enroute to camp you will go on a game drive to the Mahangu National Park which is rich in fauna and flora. In the park you have the chance of spotting game such as sable and roan, elephants, hippos, buffalos, and many types of antelope. For bird watchers the Mahangu National Park offers more than 420 different bird species.
Distance:    385 km    Departure:  08h00

Accommodation:    Camp Kwando (permanent tented chalets with en-suite bathrooms, swimming pool, bar & restaurant)

Breakfast:    At Guma Lagoon Camp or similar
Lunch:        Prepared by the guide
Dinner:    Prepared by the guide


DAYS 12 & 13: CHOBE NATIONAL PARK, BOTSWANA         BLD, B
The next morning we head along the Caprivi and cross the border back into Botswana to Kasane, the gateway to the Chobe National Park, which is the second largest national park in Botswana covering 10,566 km2. After settling in to our lodge, you will have the remainder of the day at leisure or to partake in optional activities.
The next day, we rise early for a morning game drive in the Chobe National Park, which has one of the greatest concentrations of elephant found on the African continent. In the afternoon we go on a cruise on the Chobe River, a truly unforgettable experience and one of the best ways to view the wildlife and the spectacular sunset. 
Distance:    265 km    Departure:  09h00

Accommodation:      Chobe Safari Lodge or similar (rooms with en-suite bathrooms, swimming pool, bar & restaurant)
Day 12
Breakfast:    At Camp Kwando or similar
Lunch:        Prepared by the guide
Dinner:    At Chobe Safari Lodge or similar

 

Day 13
Breakfast:    At Chobe Safari Lodge or similar
Lunch:        For your own account
Dinner:    For your own account


DAY 14: CHOBE NATIONAL PARK TO VICTORIA FALLS, ZIMBABWE               BL
Continuing our trip we leave Botswana and drive to Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. In the afternoon we have a relaxing sunset cruise on the mighty Zambezi River, basking in the afterglow of the day. The rest of the day may be spent at leisure or partaking in one of the many activities on offer (at own expense).
Distance:    90 km    Departure:  09h00

Accommodation:     A’Zambezi River Lodge or similar (rooms with en-suite bathrooms, swimming pool, bar & restaurant)

Breakfast:    At Chobe Safari Lodge or similar
Lunch:        Lunch pack prepared by guide
Dinner:    For your own account

OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES IN VICTORIA FALLS

Below is a list of some of the most popular optional activities on offer in Victoria Falls. Pre-booking is recommended to avoid disappointment.  The rates are per person and are quoted in US Dollars. All activities are subject to availability and may require a minimum amount of passengers to operate. Certain activities only operate at specific times of the year. Please contact our reservation office for further information.  Should you wish to partake in an activity that is not listed below, we will gladly assist you with rates and reservations.

15 Minute Helicopter Flight    Flying Fox (Cable Slide)
22 Minute Helicopter Flight    Gorge Swing
Boma Dinner incl. transfers    Zip Line
Guided Tour of the Victoria Falls    Horse Back Safaris (novice)
Dinner Cruise    Canoeing (full day)
Bungee Jump    Rafting (full day, low water)
Bridge Swing    Rafting (full day, high water)
Bridge Slide    Batoka Gorge Hike and Ndebele Village Tour
Historical Bridge Tour    Traditional Village Tour
Canopy Tour


DAY 15: END OF TOUR                                B
Our safari ends after breakfast, when you will be transferred to Victoria Falls Airport. We hope to welcome you again one day on another of our African adventures. 

Breakfast:    At A’Zambezi River Lodge or similar

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