Namibia & Botswana

Highlights of this Safari

  • Diverse ‘desert & delta’ itinerary
  • Wildlife & scenery-focussed – ideal for photographers
  • Fly-in convenience plus superb accommodation
  • Intimate & luxurious feel – perfect for honeymooners

FROM USD 14349 pps

Comfort Level: L Luxury Travel
Start/End: Start at Windhoek & End at Maun
Countries: Namibia, Botswana
Destinations: Sossusvlei, Skeleton Coast / Kaokoland, Okavango Delta Safari, Chobe National Park

Itinerary

Days 1 – 2: The Giant Dunes of the Namib

Fly from Windhoek into the Namib Desert & Little Kulala Lodge, set near the giant dunes of Sossusvlei. Enjoy 2 nights on a full board basis.

The journey begins with the sit-back ease of a shared charter flight to a private reserve in the Namib Desert. You’ll be greeted with big smiles at Little Kulala Lodge, an intimate 11-room accommodation. The lodge is made from timber and thatch, set amid a panoramic landscape at its most beautiful during dawn and dusk. Your glass-fronted chalet is air-conditioned and comes with en-suite bathroom, private plunge pool and mini bar. The chalet’s flat-roof is designed to take your bed if you want to enjoy an unforgettable star-filled night.

Little Kulala Lodge has direct access to the Namib Naukluft National Park and the towering red dunes of Sossusvlei. Also on the list of activities are guided walks and nature drives as well as optional hot-air balloon safaris.

Days 3 – 4: Discover Damaraland

Fly from the Namib to Damaraland Camp, set in a private conservancy, for 2 nights on a full board basis.

Few people have heard of Damaraland but so captivating is the region’s scenery that visitors never forget it. A land of looming mountain ranges, wild sweeps of pastel colours and an enormous sky, Damaraland is also home to big animals – black rhino, lion, springbok and even elephant, uniquely adapted to survive in this semi-arid environment.

You fly in to Damaraland Camp, acknowledged as one of the most successful eco-tourism ventures in Namibia. Owned and run by the local community, you’ll be encouraged to have a broad experience here, mixing game drives with village visits and bird watching. Expert guides accompany you throughout and bring the landscape to life. Back at camp, you’ll enjoy home-cooked meals served outside under the stars whenever possible. Accommodation is in the form of canvas and thatch suites.

Days 5 – 6: The Last Frontier

Fly to Namibia’s remote Kaokoland & Serra Cafema Camp, located on the Kunene River, for 2 nights on a full board basis.

Flying north, you arrive in one of the wildest regions left in Southern Africa: the Kaokoveld. A land of the harshest appearance, its rugged hills hide many secrets, not least Serra Cafema Camp, set on the banks of the Kunene River, a true green-fringed oasis surrounded by desert dunes.

Offering unbridled comfort, the camp even has a masseuse and a plunge pool but you’ll want to explore the landscape first. Game drives and quad-bike adventures take you into the wilderness in search of wandering wildlife and unspoilt views but you can also drift down the river by boat and spot crocodiles and endemic birds. You may also want to meet the local community – the Himba people – which is arranged in a non-intrusive way by the camp.

Day 7: An Exclusive Break

Fly back to Windhoek & transfer to The Olive Exclusive, set in a quiet corner of the Namibian capital. You’ll enjoy 1 night here on a bed & breakfast basis.

Flying back to Namibia’s cheerful capital, you are met and transferred to The Olive Exclusive, one of the city’s most luxurious boutique guesthouses. Set in a quiet suburb, the Olive Exclusive offers easy access to shops, restaurants and night spots but with an in-house wellness therapist and pool, you may prefer to spend your time here at leisure.

All the suites are air-conditioned and come with a lounge plus a dining room for private meals. Each is packed with mod cons including a fully stocked mini bar, high-definition satellite TV, an iPod docking station and a laptop with Wi-Fi access. Premiere Suites come with a private plunge pool.

Days 8 – 9: Into the Okavango Delta

Scheduled flight from Windhoek to Maun in Botswana, the gateway to the Okavango Delta. Fly by shared charter to Xugana Island Lodge, a classic water camp in the deep delta, for 2 nights on a full board basis.

From desert to delta … you fly from Windhoek to Maun, the bustling, dusty town that sits on the edge of the Okavango Delta, one of the world’s natural masterpieces. A sprawling labyrinth of rivers, lagoons and glittering floodplains, the Okavango is home to tens of thousands of large animals – elephants, buffalo, hippo and giraffe as well as rare wild dogs and all the big cats.

You’ll be at the heart of it at Xugana Island Lodge, set on a private island and surrounded by rustling reed and papyrus beds. It’s a fly-in location so keep your camera handy during your flight – the views are amazing. You’ll be met and transferred to the lodge where you’ll plan your delta activities: choose from motor boat safaris and bird watching to guided walks and exploring by mokoro, the traditional flat-bottomed canoe.

Days 10 -11: A Moremi Masterpiece

Fly by shared charter to Camp Moremi, set in a famously rewarding region of the reserve, for 2 nights on a full board basis.

Xugana Lodge is a water-based camp; today you’ll experience the drier side to the Okavango Delta. You fly to the Xakanaxa Lagoon region, long famous for its prolific wildlife, and to a warm welcome at Camp Moremi. Morning activities here switch to land-based game viewing by 4X4, and you’ll be on the lookout for the area’s famous leopards as well as lions, wild dogs, elephants and buffalo.

The bird watching here is excellent, even just around camp, and there’s not much that can beat sun-downer drinks out on the lagoon. Dinner is served by candlelight, and often to the singing voices of the camp choir.

Days 12 – 14: Savute: Predator Paradise

Fly by shared charter to the Savute region of the Chobe National Park. Your base here is Savute Safari Lodge, set on the banks of the Savute Channel. Enjoy 3 nights on a full board basis.

Savute lies at the heart of the Chobe National Park, far from the more famous Chobe River, but well served by the Savute Channel. The combination of permanent water and savannah grazing attracts large numbers of big herbivores, and that means predators.

Most famous for its warring clans of lions and spotted hyenas, Savute is also home to leopards, giant eagle owls and jackals. Nomadic cheetah and wild dogs often range in from distant hunting grounds, especially in early summer when migrating zebra pass through the area.

Your destination for 3 nights is Savute Safari Lodge, located on the Savute Channel itself and with its suites positioned for guests to enjoy game viewing from the comfort of their armchairs. You’ll enjoy morning and afternoon game drives with expert guides, and there’ll be plenty of time to soak up a bit of Savute sun around the pool too.

Day 15: the Journey Ends

Fly by shared charter back to Maun Airport for your onward connection.

After a breakfast accompanied by the sounds of hornbills and partridge-like francolins, you’ll fly back to Maun by shared charter for the end of the tour. If you’d like us to extend the safari with – for example – a night or two at Victoria Falls or Cape Town, then simply ask. There are direct flights to many of Africa’s top destinations from Maun and we’ll be happy to arrange it all.

Rates

These rates are purely for informational purposes and do not reflect the actual cost in those currencies.

2018

Season
Timing
Price
01.10.18 - 31.10.18
USD 15863
01.11.18 - 30.11.18
USD 12314
01.12.18 - 19.12.18
USD 11595
20.12.18 - 31.12.18
USD 12538

2019

Season
Timing
Price
01.01.19 - 31.03.19
USD 16493
01.04.19 - 31.05.19
USD 18809
01.06.19 - 30.06.19
USD 20919
01.07.19 - 31.10.19
USD 24142
01.11.19 - 30.11.19
USD 18635
01.12.19 - 19.12.19
USD 16799

These rates are per person sharing & single supplements may apply. Please treat all pricing as a guide only & the rates are subject to availability & may change slightly without notice. Request a quote from us.

Includes:

Accommodation, Meals as specified, 2 Daily Activities at Safari Lodges, Local Drinks & Laundry at Safari Lodges,
Shared Charter Flights in Namibia & Namibia, Flight Windhoek to Maun, Road Transfers as specified, Park fees, Airport taxes

Excludes:

Flights to Windhoek (Namibia),  Flight from Maun (Botswana) Premium Drinks at Safari Camps, Gratuities, Meals that are not Specified, Items of personal nature, Travel Insurance

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Hands-on Expertise

  • We’re based in Africa
  • We regularly do site inspections
  • Knowledgeable team
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Accredited & Bonded

  • SATSA – Bonded Membership (2061)
  • ATTA Membership (204387)
  • Fully Independent & Owner Run
  • Travel Support from Start to Finish

Reviews

Karina was absolutely instrumental to our safari success.

Our experience with Safari Online was excellent. After becoming very frustrated trying to search for a safari destination on our own, we turned to Karina for help and she was a lifesaver. She responded to our requests promptly and gave us several options with links to each option; we ultimately chose Lukimbi. We had an amazing safari adventure at the lodge–the experience of a lifetime–and are so grateful for her help. We literally couldn’t have done it without her!

Chris (USA)
An incredibly well organised tour with no hassles whatsoever.

Safari Online understood our needs and was able to present us with sensible options to choose from. It was evident that this tour operator has knowledgable and experienced agents who can arrange a seemless tour. We were provided with a professional online itinary which was comprehensive and easy to use, knew exactely what to expect, and encountered no stumble blocks along the way.

Gwen (AU)
Very helpful good suggestions for holiday ideas always available for questions good organising

Excellent service and they supplied good suggestions for our holiday they also organised all internal flights and arranged check in for us so we had no worries while on holiday. Tongazebi was one place we stayed in a tree house amazing and friendly place our safari was in Savanna Lodge an incredible place to stay and amazing safari we got to see the big five and many others birds and animals. All very close you would not believe how close you get to the wildlife. We are so happy that this was organised for as we have had a most memorable holiday staying at wonderful places thanks to Sabrina and Safari Online. Would recommend Safari Online to organise your holiday.

Lorraine (UK)
Walter has always been an excellent communicator and has supported us fully

We have been to Africa for 24 of the last 27 years so know a bit about what is involved.
Walter has arranged the details for the last couple of years, and has done a superb job. He is always quick to respond and comes up with answers immediately……..no evasive tactics, always head-on! This year we went back to Luangwa and had a terrific six days there. It was very dry so a slightly different environment than in past years when we have found October to be more conducive to wildlife viewing. Walter couldn’t have done more for us!

Roger (UK)
Safari Online were extremely efficient and absolutely charming to work with.

I have a severe intolerance to chemical products such a fabric softener. This can create difficulties when you travel. But the team at Safari Online made sure that all the destinations on our itinerary met our unusual demands. Our 28-day itinerary took us to South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Zambia and Botswana. A magnificent and unforgettable adventure. Everything ran smoothly and efficiently from the flights, transfers, rides, connections, etc. Absolutely wonderful! Can’t thank them enough!

Ann and Mario (Canada)
Safari Online made our fantastic family holiday dream come true!!

Safari Online have been nothing but professional and incredible from the time we made our first enquiry to the last day of our stunning holiday. Nothing was too much trouble for Walter. We are now starting to plan our next family Safari for 2019. Guess who we will be booking with??? Safari Online we hope you are ready!!!!!

Penni (AU)
Professional, patient, efficient and responsive. Met all our travel needs and requirements spot on

Communication was excellent – I asked A LOT of questions and did a ton of research myself and Walter was extremely patient with me and very responsive. he was straight forward and extremely professional. Tour itself was excellent – an incredible experience and one never to be forgotten. Everything was spot on.

Neena
Professional, quick and top of the edge service!!!

From the very first contact we’re very happy about the respond time and quality of information from safari-online.com. Based on the received first tailor-made quote, which is a weblink with all the details about the flights, photos of the lodges etc. we knew that this is “our” partner for this trip.
Our expectations were exceled!!! We’ve been to three different Wilderness lodges in Botswana and Zambia. It was more than WOW.
The lodges itself, the service, the food, the kids (8+10) care and the animal world. All the connections by plane, boat and car were perfectly organized. There was always a responsible person waiting for us. We felt very special from the first to the last day. We highly recommend safari-online.com and we’ll do our next Wilderness tour definitely with them.

Lukas (Germany)
It was a safari of a lifetime and exceeded all of our expectations!

I have so many wonderful things to say about Walter and Safari Online that I don’t even know where to begin! Our mom grew up in Central and South Africa so we had visited the continent many times. My sister and I wanted to take our teens and husbands to Africa to experience the magic. We had a limited budget but big and specific expectations and by some miracle Walter was able to manage both.

Heather (USA)
Best trip I have ever been on. Highly recommend.

Would highly recommend. Safari online asked questions when booking and were efficient and knew exactly what we were looking for in terms of accommodation and animals were wanted to see. Actually got to see the Big 5 which was perfect. Gave advice on a few little extras with no pressure, which we did and am very grateful which make trip even more exciting. Would definitely recommend booking with them.