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Namibia, Chobe & Vic Falls

Highlights of this Safari

  • Independent, affordable adventuring in Africa
  • Great game viewing & scenic destinations
  • Game drives, river cruises, guided walks & birding
  • Comfortable en suite accommodation throughout


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FROM USD 4086 pps

Comfort Level: V Value Packages
Start/End: Start at Windhoek & End at Victoria Falls
Countries: Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe
Destinations: Waterberg Plateau, Etosha National Park, Caprivi Strip, Zambezi River, Victoria Falls Zimbabwe

Itinerary

Days 1 – 2: Big Cats & Birding

Collect your hire car from Windhoek Airport & drive north to the Waterberg Plateau & Okonjima Main Camp for 2 nights on a bed & breakfast basis.

After collecting your hire car from the airport, you head north to the Waterberg Plateau & Okonjima Main Camp. Set in a wilderness area close to the Waterberg National Park, the lodge is a bird watching hotspot (there are two bird hides close to camp) and offers guided nature walks but the undoubted highlight is its conservation work with big cats. Take a tour of the Africat Foundation and see for yourself the work they do with leopards, cheetahs and lions.

The camp is a relaxed and informal one with a swimming pool and family accommodation as well as private suites.

Days 3 – 5: Big Game at Etosha

Drive to Mushara Lodge, set near the eastern boundary of Etosha National Park, for 3 nights on a half board basis.

The drive north from Okonjima takes you to Mushara Lodge, set just 8kms from the eastern gate of the Etosha National Park. A firm favourite among self-drivers, Mushara has an authentic safari air – warthogs and impala are often seen grazing the lodge lawns – and you’ll have plenty of time to explore Etosha under your own steam or join a game drive organised by the lodge.

Accommodation ranges from single chalets to 4-sleeper family units while facilities include a pool, bar, library and internet.

Day 6: On the Banks of the Kavango

Drive east to the Caprivi Strip & Hakusembe River Lodge, set on the banks of the Kavango River, for 1 night on a bed & breakfast basis. Lunch & dinner are available on request.

It’s a long drive into the Caprivi Strip so you’ll appreciate breaking up the journey at Hakusembe River Lodge, located just before the town of Rundu, gateway to the Caprivi. The lodge lies on the banks of the Kavango River, flowing strongly through Namibia before it meets Botswana’s Kalahari sands and spreads out to form the Okavango Delta.

There is a range of air-conditioned accommodation ranging from en suite chalets to a 2-story family house and even a floating chalet, set on a pontoon and with the best river views of all! As you leave the next morning, there’s not much time to enjoy the full range of activities here but a sunset cruise on the Kavango is highly recommended.

Days 7 – 8: Into the Wild

Continue deep into the Caprivi & check in at Nkasa Lupala Lodge, enjoying a riverside setting next to the Nkasa Lupala National Park. Enjoy 2 nights on a full board basis.

Deeper into the Caprivi takes you to the border of the Nkasa Lupala (formerly Mamili) National Park where you’ll be met and transferred to camp by 4X4. Nkasa Lupala Lodge is your base for 2 nights, giving you the chance to go on game drives, boat cruises, night drives and even walks with expert guides. The park is at the epicentre of the Caprivi bird watching experience and boasts an astonishing 400 recorded species. Big game is also resident in the park – crocodiles, hippo, antelope and buffalo with elephants and big cats regular visitors.

Providing the accommodation are canvas chalets, mounted on wooden viewing decks and with en suite bathrooms. An outdoor bathtub adds to the safari ambience, and it is not unusual to find elephants wandering around in the wetlands below your viewing deck.

Days 9 – 11: A Zambezi Experience

Drive into Botswana & the town of Kasane where you’ll return your car & sit back on an overland transfer into Zimbabwe. Your destination is Imbababla Lodge, set on the banks of the Zambezi River & your home for 3 nights on a full board basis.

You’ll cross two borders today: firstly, you’ll drive from Namibia and into Botswana. Make your way to the town of Kasane where you’ll return your car; then you’ll be driven across Botswana’s border into Zimbabwe and the short distance to Imbababla Lodge, a traditional thatched lodge set on the banks of the Zambezi River.

You’ll have plenty of time later to view Victoria Falls so make the most of this opportunity to see the Zambezi and its wildlife. Guides are on hand to take you on game drives and boat cruises; the bird watching is excellent and animals range from hippos and elephants to big cats and rare antelope such as sable. Walking safaris, night drives and fishing trips are also available.

With a full day the next day, you may want to spend a day back over the border in Botswana at the famously rewarding Chobe River. This is especially recommended in the late dry season (August through October) when concentrations of elephants reach a peak.

Days 12 – 13: The Smoke that Thunders

A short road transfer takes you to The Elephant Camp, privately located just outside Victoria Falls. Enjoy 2 nights here on a full board basis.

A short transfer takes you to The Elephant Camp, set a few miles from the town of Victoria Falls and enjoying a genuine ‘bush’ location. It’s the only tented safari camp on the Zimbabwe side of the river and often sees elephants gathering at its waterholes. You can also arrange to interact with habituated elephants at the local elephant sanctuary.

You’ll also have plenty of time to view Victoria Falls whether on foot or by air, as well as visit local markets for something to take home. You may also just want to stay at camp and enjoy a massage or an afternoon by the pool. Accommodation comes in the form of luxurious, air-conditioned tents, some of which have views of the spray rising from Victoria Falls. Each tent has a private plunge pool and several can be joined together to make a stand-alone camp complete with bar, lounge, dining area, swimming pool, shop and kitchen.

Day 14: The Journey Ends

Transfer to Victoria Falls Airport after breakfast for your onward connection.

A short transfer from camp to Victoria Falls Airport and your onward connection ends the safari. If you’d like to add another day at Victoria Falls then simply let us know and we’ll arrange it.

Rates

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

2021

Season
Timing
Price
01.01.21-31.03.21
USD 4086
01.04.21-31.10.2
USD 4428
01.11.21-20.12.21
USD 4086
21.12.21-10.01.22
USD 4428

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 on DBB basis in Namibia, Meals as specified, 4×4 Car Rental, Local Drinks & Laundry at Safari Lodges in Zimbabwe, Specified Activities at Imbabala and The Elephant Camp, Road Transfers as specified in Zimbabwe, Airport taxes

Excludes:

Flights to Windhoek (Namibia),  Flights from Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe),  Lodge Activities in Namibia, Meals & Drinks in Namibia, Premium Drinks at Imbabala & The Elephant Camp, Gratuities, Meals that are not Specified, Items of personal nature, Park fees, Travel Insurance

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