16 Day / 15 Night Deserts Rivers & Wildlife Adventure
DAY 1: WINDHOEK
The afternoon in Windhoek is free to explore the capital city of Namibia.
Overnight Safari Court Hotel or similar. (Accommodated – dinner own account)
DAY 2/3: SESRIEM
Our journey takes us north through ever changing scenery to our accommodation located on the edge of the Namib Desert. The following morning is an early departure for Sossusvlei, stopping in the dune belt to witness the changing colours of the world’s highest sand dunes. We undertake a 5km walk to Sossusvlei and Deadvlei. In the afternoon we enjoy a short hike through the Sesriem Canyon.
Overnight Desert Quiver Camp or similar. (Accommodated – B & D)
DAY 4/5: SWAKOPMUND
We reach the coast at Walvis Bay and enjoy lunch while viewing the many flamingos feeding. We arrive in Swakopmund and spend the afternoon and following day exploring this German colonial town or booking one of the numerous optional excursions (own expense). Activities available include dolphin cruises or scenic flights over the vast Namib Desert.
Overnight The Delight Hotel or similar. (Accommodated – B. Dinners own account)
DAY 6: DAMARALAND
We drive inland through the Damaraland region with its vast and rugged terrain. Its mountain ranges are intercepted by wide gravel plains, which run into sandy,
vegetated riverbeds and hot, dry valleys. Our lodge is located on top of a mountain with spectacular views of the surrounding area. Spend the afternoon taking in the incredible setting or simply relaxing by the pool.
Overnight Ugab Terrace Lodge or similar. (Accommodated – B & D)
DAY 7: ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK
Today we proceed to Etosha National Park where we enjoy our first game drive and relax by the floodlight waterhole in the evening. The park’s main characteristic is a salt pan so large it can be seen from space. Yet there is abundant wildlife that congregates around the waterholes.
Overnight Okakeujo Restcamp inside Etosha National Park or similar. (Accommodated – B & D)
DAY 8: ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK
This Park is one of the most important reserves and game sanctuaries in Africa with thousands of wild animals such as blue wildebeest, springbok, zebra, kudu, giraffe, cheetah, leopard, lion and elephant making this area their home. The day is spent on game drive through the Park from the Western to the Eastern side of the Park.
Overnight Mokuti Lodge or similar. (Accommodated – B & D)
DAY 9: OKAVANGO RIVER
We depart Etosha and enter the Caprivi Strip where we spend the night set amongst the lush vegetation overlooking the Okavango River and Angola. An optional afternoon boat cruise on the river is available (own account).
Overnight Hakusembe River Lodge or similar. (Accommodated – B & D)
DAY 10/11: OKAVANGO DELTA
Continuing into the Caprivi we cross into Botswana and travel by road to the edge of the Okavango Delta. We transfer 2-3 hours by boat to Pepere Island in the Delta.
The following day we do a mokoro and game walks on the Island and the smaller islands in the area. THe activities included are Mokoro Trips, scenic boat tours and game walks on the island.
Overnight Pepere Island – (Accommodated un Meru Style tents with ensuite facilities – B & D, Lunch on Day 11 included)
DAY 12: KWANDO RIVER
Departing the Delta by boat we return to our vehicle and we cross back into Namibia. We continue to the Eastern side of the Caprivi Strip and arrive at our lodge overlooking
the flood plains of the Kwando River.
Overnight Namushasha River Lodge or similar. (Accommodated – B & D)
DAY 13/14: CHOBE RIVER
Crossing into Botswana via the Chobe National Park we overnight on the banks of the Chobe River. Chobe is famous for its beautiful scenery, magnificent sunsets and
abundance of wildlife and birdlife. The following day We relax on a sunset game-viewing cruise on the Chobe River. Optional morning Game Drive (own account).
Overnight Chobe Safari Lodge or similar. (Accommodated – B & D)
DAY 15: VICTORIA FALLS
We travel across the Zimbabwean border to Victoria Falls – without doubt one of the greatest and most spectacular sights in Africa. The afternoon and following morning is spent at leisure to browse the local markets, to experience the many optional activities on offer in the adrenalin capital of Africa including white water rafting, bungi jumping, microlighting/ airplane or helicopter flights over the Falls, rhino walks, elephant back safaris, and to visit the Falls (own expense).
Overnight Sprayview Hotel or similar. (Accommodated -B. Dinners own account)
DAY 16: VICTORIA FALLS
Tour ends after breakfast. (B)
GROUP SIZE: 4-16 clients.
FOOD & DRINKS: Breakfast throughout. 11 dinners included. All lunches own expense except where mentioned.
VEHICLES: 4×4 Toyota land cruiser or similar with a music system and an off-road trailer.
STAFF: 1 guide