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African Memories to last a lifetime!

Sit around the fire at night beneath the stars,
listening to the calls of the wild…

Our diverse safaris are all about wildlife, culture, bush, pictorial towns, local markets, amazing coastlines and stunning beaches.
We work with the best, hand-picked travel partners in Africa and have selected only sustainable safari experiences, based on responsible tourism practices.

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Choose from one of these specially selected experiences:

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We’ve been there: Christine Boecker recently visited a selection of camps and lodges in Southern and East Africa and has first-hand advice to help plan your perfect African Safari.

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Lodging grades:

Accommodation on our Lodge safaris ranges from first- or tourist-class safari lodges and permanent Meru-style tented camps to superior city hotels, guesthouses and rondawels.

First Class Safari Lodge First Class Safari Lodge
First Class Safari Lodge                     First Class Safari Lodge Rondawel                 En-suite Rondawel, basic and clean

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Grand Desert & Delta

Namibia, Botswana & Zimbabwe
20 day small group Lodge Safari (JS02)
Windhoek to Victoria Falls

An all encompassing journey in Southern Africa, this adventure includes many highlights – the dunes of the Namib Desert, the scenery of Damaraland, the wildlife of Etosha, Okavango & Hwange, as well as the mighty Victoria Falls.
We take a bush walk with the San Bushman, head deep into the Okavango Delta, enjoy a boat cruise on the Chobe River and end off with a tour of the Victoria Falls.

A safari in the last, true wilderness of Africa – a photographer’s delight! Discover the real Africa.

Highlights:

  • Namib Desert – walk Sossusvlei dunes
  • Damaraland – Himba tribe visit
  • Etosha National Park – game viewing
  • Caprivi – bush walk with San bushman
  • Okavango Delta – Mokoro excursion & bush walks
  • Greater Khwai Region – day & night game drives
  • Makgadikgadi Salt Pans – visit bird sanctuary
  • Chobe National Park – sunset boat cruise on Chobe River
  • Hwange National Park – game drive
  • Victoria Falls – a natural wonder
    See detailed itinerary

Tour price: from US$4,110 per person sharing + local payment US$330
Single supplement US$785

Includes

  • Small Group Safari: Max 12 people
  • Professional Safari Guides
  • Transport in air-conditioned 4WD safari vehicle
  • Meals: 19 x Breakfast, 16 x Lunch, 14 x Dinner
  • Entrance Fees
  • Lodge: 19 nights lodges / chalets / tented camps, all with en-suite facilities

Lodge Safari Grade

guesthouse A comfortable non-participation safari, staying in lodges, chalets and tented camps with en-suite facilities

 

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Namibia, Kokerboom

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Grand Desert & Delta

Detailed Itinerary:

Day 1: Windhoek, Namibia
On arrival at Windhoek Airport, you will be met and transferred to your accommodation. The rest of the afternoon may be spent at leisure.
This evening you will meet your guide and the rest of your group at the lodge for your pre-departure meeting.

Days 2 & 3: Sossusvlei
Moving south we make our way towards the Namib Naukluft National Park, where we will spend the next two nights. The park contains what is considered to be the oldest desert in the world.
The next morning we need to wake up early to visit the world’s highest sand dunes at Sossusvlei and Deadvlei. These dunes, which can reach heights of over 300 m, are absolutely spectacular and provide for a fantastic photo opportunity. With luck, there may even be water in the vlei (lake).
We also stop to view the Sesriem Canyon, which was carved millions of years ago by the Tsauchab River.

Day 4: Namib Naukluft National Park to Swakopmund
The day is spent driving through the Namib Naukluft National Park on our way to Swakopmund. The Namib-Naukluft Desert is an ancient land with an ageless spirit. It is home to some of the rarest plant and animal species in the world.
Sightings of the unique fauna and flora are a must on a Namibian safari. The animals of this harsh landscape include the oryx, springbok and Hartmann’s Mountain Zebra.
En-route we stop in the small town of Walvis Bay where you may spot a variety of birds including flamingo’s in the lagoon. We arrive at the charming coastal town of Swakopmund in the late afternoon, where you will have the opportunity soak up the atmosphere of this quaint, little German town and enjoy its beauty and beaches.
Depending on the time of arrival, half day optional activities can be arranged.

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Day 5: Waterberg Plateau
Today we leave the coast behind us and drive to the Waterberg Plateau Park close to Otjiwarongo.
Enjoy a short hike in the reserve to view the wildlife on the mountain. The plateau was first envisaged as a conservation area for eland, Africa’s largest species of antelope. In 1972 it was proclaimed a reserve and has since become a sanctuary for several rare animals.

Day 6, 7 & 8: Etosha National Park
After breakfast we make our way to Namibia’s best-known game reserve – Etosha National Park. We enter the park via the Western Corridor, a previously restricted part of the park, which boasts some of the highest numbers of wildlife.
We fill the next two days with game drives in the hopes of spotting the Big Four as well as cheetah, giraffe, zebra and the numerous types of antelope the park has to offer.
Our nights are spent at the flood-lit waterholes or viewpoints encountering the park’s various nocturnal animals that come to drink.
Etosha was declared a National Park in 1907 and it is home to approx. 114 mammal species, 340 bird species, 110 reptile species, 16 amphibian species and, surprisingly, one species of fish.

Day 9: Rundu
Departing from Etosha we drive deep into Bushmanland and on to Roy’s Rest Camp, an ideal stopover in northern Namibia.
This afternoon we will take a guided visit to the Living Museum of the Ju’Hoansi-San, a local bushmen community who offer us the opportunity to partake in their daily activities. The Living Museum is an authentic open-air museum where guests can learn about the traditional culture and the original way of living of the San people. A walk is taken in the vicinity of the village with the hunters to search for bush food, watch them prepare snares and ropes and start a fire the Ju’Hoansi way.

Day 10: Caprivi
This morning we travel north-west towards the Caprivi and onto our camp in the western Caprivi region.
Spend the afternoon relaxing next to the pool or on the sundeck bird watching or take an optional sunset boat cruise to explore this magnificent area.

Day 11: Maun, Botswana
We leave the Caprivi and travel south to Maun, the gateway to the Okavango Delta and Moremi Game Reserve. The name Maun is derived from the San word “maung”, which means “the place of short reeds”.
The afternoon is yours to spend at leisure, either relaxing next to the pool at the lodge or if you are keen for some excitement, why not book a scenic flight over the Okavango Delta.

Day 12: Okavango Delta &  Khwai River
After breakfast we will be picked up by our local Botswana guides and take a short drive to the mokoro station. From here, we will float in these traditional dug-out canoes through the thick vegetation of the Okavango Delta discovering a variety of birds and wildlife. Unlike other deltas, this one flows into the Kalahari Desert without ever reaching the coast.
After this spectacular excursion, we make our way to our camp, which is situated in the Greater Khwai region. Once settled into our camp, we will enjoy dinner and embark on a night game drive – a fantastic opportunity to spot some nocturnal animals that are more difficult to encounter during the day.

Day 13: Greater Khwai
We have the opportunity to spend the day on game drives. In our open 4×4 vehicle we will explore the Greater Khwai River area on morning and afternoon game drives.This area is renowned for its large concentrations of mammals and its exceptional location makes it a regular host to elephant, buffalo, lion, leopard, cheetah and wild dogs. Birdlife is also abundant with exceptional sightings of wildfowl and raptors.

Day 14: Greater Khwai to Nata
We leave the bush behind and travel east towards the Makgadikgadi Pans, once a large river fed lake and now saline and empty.
In the afternoon we visit the Nata Bird Sanctuary, where we get the opportunity to enjoy the magnificent view over the Sowa pan, which is part of the Greater Makgadikgadi Pans.
Note: a visit to the pans is subject to the road conditions and water levels.

Days 15 & 16: Nata to Chobe
This morning we head north to Kasane, the gateway to the Chobe National Park. Chobe, the second largest national park in Botswana covering 10,500 km², has one of the greatest concentrations of elephant found on the African continent.
The afternoon is at leisure to partake in a number of optional activities or to relax by the pool.
The next day you will get to see the wildlife of the Chobe National Park on a morning game drive, with the hope of spotting big game up close and also the possibility of an encounter with one of the large predators.
In the afternoon we go on a cruise on the Chobe River, a truly unforgettable experience and one of the best ways to view the animals as they come down to drink, as well as the spectacular African sunset.

Days 17 & 18: Chobe to Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe
Today we make our way across the border into Zimbabwe and onto Hwange National Park where we spend the next two nights.
Hwange National Park is one of Africa’s finest havens for wildlife and is home to vast herds of elephant, buffalo, and zebra and has a very large concentration of giraffe. It is also home to many predators and endangered species plus varied birdlife.
A full day game drive is included in the park on the second day.

Day 19: Victoria Falls
Continuing our trip, we turn northwards to Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. Your guide will take you on a tour of the mighty Victoria Falls, known by the local Kololo tribe as Mosi oa Tunya – “the smoke that thunders”.
The rest of the day may be spent at leisure or partaking in one of the many optional activities on offer.

Day 20: Victoria Falls
Our safari ends after breakfast. You will be transferred to Victoria Falls Airport in time for your departure flight.

Back to Namibia
Back to Botswana
Back to Zimbabwe

Okavango Mokoro Sunset

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