Day 1: Arrive in Windhoek
After our arrival we are transferred to our nearby Guestfarm in the Auas Mountains. In the afternoon we are taken on a farm drive on this special farm, ending with a sundowner experience.
Day 2: Drive to Otjiwarongo
Travel via Okahandja where you may visit the wood carvers’ market. Okonjima is the home of the AfriCat Foundation, which researches and rehabilitates cheetahs, wild dogs and hyenas
. We will possibly see leopards and cheetahs during our afternoon game drive.
Day 3: Drive to the Etosha National Park
After breakfast, we can’t wait to visit the greatest wildlife sanctuary in Namibia, the Etosha National Park.
The park is one of the largest game parks in the world
and is considered one of the most outstanding wildlife
parks in Africa.
The animals are attracted by the Etosha pan, a huge
depression, which is rarely filled with rainwater.
Game viewing on your own in the park. After sunset, relax and enjoy sightings of wild animals at the camps’ gently floodlit waterhole.
Day 4: Drive through the Etosha National Park
We spend another day in this animal paradise viewing game at the
waterholes, as they quench their thirst. Animals we might encounter include
giraffes, kudus, zebra, oryx, black-faced impala, wildebeest, springbok,
ostrich and with some luck lions and elephants. Before sunset we leave the park and proceed to a
unique bush camp, your next overnight destination. Let the lodge spoil you
while you enjoy a delicious glass of wine for dinner.
Day 5: Drive to guestfarm near Grootfontein
On the way to Tsumeb you may visit Lake Otjikoto
where the Germans dumped their canons in 1915. Reaching the Guestfarm, via
Grootfontein, you will experience life on the farm on a typical cattle farm,
and over dinner you can learn about Namibia and the daily challenges of a
farmer in this hard land.
Day 6: Travel to Rundu on the border with Angola
Today we drive to the most densely populated
area in Namibia, Rundu. On the way we pass the traditional huts and ‘kraals’ of
the local Kavango. You enter “true Africa “ travelling through
an area with many traditional African kraals. The lodge is situated directly on
the river, west of Rundu. Angola is lying on the other side of the river. Spend the afternoon relaxing at the pool
before you take a special sundowner boat cruise late in the afternoon.
Day 7: Drive through the Kavango Region
Birds’ twittering will wake
you to a new day on the Okavango River. We driver eastwards through the Kavango
towards Caprivi to our lodge.
lodge too is directly on the Okavango River where the hippos often come out at
night to graze in between the bungalows. You will take your own game drive in
the wildlife paradise that is Mahango National Park.
Day 8: Drive through Western Caprivi
Enjoying breakfast on the morning boat cruise is a
real treat. Afterwards we travel to the Kwando river. Pure Africa! Elephants,
hippo, crocodile and many other animals in this sub-tropical wildlife rich
area. Sundowner boat trip along meandering river channels, in-between riverine
rich vegetation, in search of wild animals.
Day 9: Bwabwata National Park
We take an interesting game
drive in Bwabwata National Park with the lodge. At certain times of the year
there are hundreds of elephants migrating through this area, an awesome sight
to see when they go down to drink at the famous horseshoe bend.
In the afternoon we might
try our hand at tiger-fishing or relax in the typical African atmosphere of the
Day 10: Transfer to Kasane /Botswana
.Drive to Katima Mulilo and return of rental
car. Don’t worry, all further transfers are being taken care off.
Transfer to Kasane in Botswana to our lodge
directly on the Chobe River. The real African adventure begins. In the
afternoon you join an unforgettable boat cruise on the Chobe River, come within meters of the elephant and other
animals coming down to the water to drink, including giraffe, buffalo, sable
antelope and different water birds.
Day 11: Lodge on the Chobe River, Botswana
Early morning game drive in a safari vehicle in the
Chobe National Park to view the many elephants and other wild animals found
here. Buffalos generally come to quench their thirst in the early morning or
late in the afternoon. In the afternoon we can relax or book another boat
Day 12: Transfer to Victoria Falls
to Zimbabwe. The lodge overlooks the deep gorges of the Zambezi, down river
from the mighty Victoria Falls. The native Kololo call the waterfalls
“Mosi-oa-Tunya” which means “The Smoke which Thunders”. The name is derived
from the spray mist which goes up to 300m into the air and is visible from a
distance of 30km away.
Day 13: Victoria Falls
Shuttle service to the world-famous Victoria
Falls, where the Zambezi River drops 110 meters over a cliff 1700 meters wide,
to the gorge below (entrance to falls not included). The picture of these falls
will remain etched in your memory forever. The town offers a multitude of
activities from which we can choose in the afternoon. You may decide to go
river rafting, visit the crocodile farm, take a boat cruise on the Zambezi
River or possibly a scenic flight above the falls (optional).
Day 14: Victoria Falls and International flights home
Transfer to airport for afternoon flight. Return to Europe on night
flight out of Johannesburg.
You are welcome to make changes to the above program to create your very own unique tour.
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