Special Biome of Namibia & Botswana


The Highlights of both Namibia and Botswana are visited on this exciting Safari. Varied scenery and super Game Viewing opportunities in the region is what makes this trip a spectacular combination.
We visit the Famous Red Sand Dunes from the Namib Desert dwarfing all in the vicinity, continuing North via Swakopmund on the Skeleton Coast, onto Namibia's popular Etosha National Park.
Our safari now takes us Eastward through the Caprivi strip, with our last night in Namibia spent on the banks of the Kavango River in the vicinity of
Rundu.
Leaving Namibia behind us, we will cross the border into northern Botswana where we will enjoy the relaxing tranquility and beauty of Shakawe, situated within the panhandle of the Okavango Delta. This is a paradise for nature and bird-lovers alike and will provide one with plenty of time for rest and relaxation.

 

Highlights

Sossusvlei
The red dunes at Sossusvlei are some of the most impressive natural treasures of Namibia. With a relative height of about 375m above the Tsauchab River and a height difference of about 225m to the neighbouring valleys these dunes are amongst the highest in the world. 

Etosha National Park
Hailed as one of Africa’s largest game parks, being almost the size of Switzerland, this area is Namibia’s premier game-viewing destination, covering thousands of kilometers of dense bush and open plains where an incredible diversity of game roam free, including lion, eland, elephant, giraffe, rhino and ostrich. 

Mahango National Park
The Mahango Game Park borders on the perennial Okavango River. Characterised by riverine forests, a broad flood plain, magnificent baobabs and large herds of elephant and red lechwe, the Mahango is one of Namibia's most diverse and interesting conservation areas.

 

Price from (Tour only)

 

High season (01 July 2015 – 30 October 2015)
  $AUD $US
Adult sharing 7,005 5,410
Single supplement 1,440 1,110
Low season (01 December 2014 – 30 June 2015 and November 2015)
  $AUD $US
Adult sharing 6,299 4,860
Single supplement 1,230 945

 

All prices are subject to availability. The prices are subject to change with the foreign exchange rate fluctuation. Note accommodations are subject to availability at the moment of the booking. Fixed accommodations can host between 2 and 6 wheelchair users, if more rooms are requested, we do set up our Mobile En-suite Safari Tents and Camps.

Tailor made holiday
You can extend your stay or combine it with another at this destination or a different one (on request).

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 & 2: (2 Nights) WINDHOEK - SOSSUSVLEI

Overnight in Sossusvlei desert camp or similar – Dinner, Bed and Breakfast (drinks excluded)

Upon your arrival at Windhoek International Airport, you will be met by your safari guide from where we will commence to the Namib Naukluft Park (approximately 4/5 hours drive), briefly passing through Namibia’s Capital: Windhoek.

You will spend the next two nights in the famous Sossusvlei/Sesriem area, home to some of the highest sand-dunes in the world. 
An early start on this second day will reveal the beauty of this area as the light unfolds offering magnificent photographic opportunities.

Sesriem, the gateway to Sossusvlei, is named after a 30m deep canyon carved through layers of conglomerate by the Tsauchab River. The name is translated as “six thongs” – a reference to the fact that pioneer farmers had to use six ox thongs to lower buckets to the pools in the narrow canyon.

Optional activities include: balloon flights and scenic flights over Sossusvlei and Namib Desert.

Day 3 & 4: (2 Nights) SWAKOPMUND
Overnight in chalet at a Local Guest House - BB (other meals and drinks excluded)

We leave the Namib Desert and travel west towards the historic town of Swakopmund. We'll have lunch en route. Afternoon spent at leisure or exploring the town.
Swakopmund is a popular amongst visitors because of its old-world charm and relaxed atmosphere. Founded in 1892 during the period of German colonial rule, it served as the territory’s main harbor for many years. Today this quaint desert town, hedged by desert and sea, is enhanced by lush green lawns, palm trees and carefully tended public gardens. 

 

Day 5 & 6: (2 Night) WESTERN ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK 
Overnight in Chalets inside the park – Bed and Breakfast (other meals and drinks excluded)

Our next two evenings will be spent in the western side of Etosha National Park. Our very basic routine will be to spend as much time as is possible game viewing in this world-famous park. We shall spend all morning out on a game-drive, returning for brunch around 11o’clock, after which you can relax until the late afternoon, when we shall depart once again on a game drive.

Hailed as one of Africa’s largest game parks, being almost the size of Switzerland, this area is Namibia’s premier game-viewing destination, covering thousands of kilometers of dense bush and open plains where an incredible diversity of game roam free, including lion, eland, elephant, giraffe, rhino and ostrich.

 

Day 7: (1 Night) EASTERN ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK – MOKTUI LODGE
Overnight at Mokuti Lodge – Dinner, Bed and Breakfast (other meals and drinks excluded)

Today we leave the western side of the park and we head East. We will

spend other two nights in this side of the Park.

 

Day 8: (1 Nights) CAPRIVI STRIP
Overnight in Fixed Tented Accommodation - Bed and Breakfast (other meals and drinks excluded)

Departing Etosha, we head once again Northwards, heading into the famous Caprivi Strip, where we will spend one night. Our drive on this day takes us through very scenic natural bush areas, with the possibility of seeing game, as well as some local inhabitants traditional homes.
We overnight on the banks of the Kavango river at a local camp.
On the second day we will embark in a full day trip Mahango National Park.
The Mahango Game Park borders on the perennial Okavango River. Characterised by riverine forests, a broad flood plain, magnificent baobabs and large herds of elephant and red lechwe, the Mahango is one of Namibia's most diverse and interesting conservation areas.

Day 9 & 10: (2 Nights) OKAVANGO DELTA – PAN HANDLE
Overnight at Nxamaseri Fishing Camp – Fully Inclusive

Please note the boats are not specially designed for wheelchair users, but with some help they are easily accessible. The lodge is also wheelchair friendly although the rooms are not proper paraplegic rooms.

We leave Namibia to enter Botswana at Shakawe. We will drive one our along the Okavango River to Nxamaseri. Here we will embarc into a boat to reach our lodge situated on an island in the Okavango Delta. We will spend the next 2 days boating in the Delta and fishing Hippo and crocodiles are plentiful in this area, and a special sighting would be the elusive Sitatunga Antelope. The majority of our time here is spent relaxing in this paradise.

 

Day 11, 12 & 13: (3 Nights) OKAVANGO DELTA - MOREMI AREA
Overnight in Mobile en-suite safari tents – Fully Inclusive

Today we drive South into Botswana, to Maun where we will have a quick lunch (own account) before departing for the well-known Moremi Area, situated in the eastern part of the Okavango Delta. This game reserve is ideally situated for a wildlife sanctuary. It has no fences, which allows unobstructed seasonal movement of game, hence making this a largely natural area. This reserve is a paradise for birds, game and predators alike. Moremi’s scenery alone is sufficient reason to want to visit this Park. The varied vegetation found here makes this area unique.
We will spend 3 nights in this incredible Game Reserve. Our days consist of early morning and late afternoon game drives, with a leisure period in camp during the heat of the day. We will explore this side of the Moremi Reserve in great detail, which is sure to provide many unforgettable experiences.

Day 14: Departure

This morning we depart Moremi and return to Maun. Picnic lunch will be served en route. Upon arrival in Maun, you will be transferred to the airport to connect with your outbound flight to Johannesburg.

 

 

- 13nts accommodation - specified below under “Accommodation & meals”
- All transfers and game drives
- Park entry fees into Namib Park, Etosha National Park and into Moremi Game Reserve
- Day tours/ excursions as specified on the itinerary
- Services of a qualified English-speaking safari guide
- Meals as specified on the itinerary
- Drinks during the camping safari in Botswana
- Vehicles equipped with hydraulic lift 

- International and local flights (Johannesburg – Windhoek + Maun – Johannesburg/Windhoek)
- Beverages when staying in fixed accommodation
- Transfers not specified in the itinerary
- Single supplement charges
- Comprehensive insurance (luggage, personal liability abroad etc)
- Optional activities
- Laundry
- Gratuities & items of a personal nature
- Tipping and gratuities to Chauffeur & Local guides
- Passport & Visa fees 

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