Wonders of Namibia Chobe and Victoria Falls
13 Day or 19 Day
Between : 15 July 2012 - 27 July 2012
Web Ref # : BUSF00007
Nights: 12 Nights
Midday arrival in Windhoek, where your guide will meet you upon arrival in Namibia’s capital, a charming city with a blend of African and European cultures, although much of the architecture reflects on the German influence. Enjoy a tour of the city sites, before check-in at your lodge. Dinner will be served at the famous Joe’s Beerhouse restaurant. Overnight in Windhoek.
Accommodation: Casa Piccolo Guest House *** (D)
Day 2 & 3:
Travel south to the small town of Keetmanshoop, visit the Kokerboom Forest and Giants Play Ground on route. Overnight in Keetmanshoop. The next day we visit the Fish River Canyon, which is the second largest of its kind in the world. After visiting the viewpoints and exploring the lip of the canyon, we return to Keetmanshoop for the night.
Accommodation: Central Lodge *** (B)
Day 4 & 5:
Leaving the canyon behind us, we continue north into the true Namib Desert, with its continually shifting barchans’ dunes, barren landscape and an awe-inspiring sense of space. Watch a dramatic sunrise over the world’s largest dunes, then walk the awesome Sossusvlei dunes, visit Dead Valley and explore Sesriem Canyon.
Accommodation: Tsauchab River Camp *** (B & D)
Day 6, 7 & 8:
Travel via the Kuiseb Canyon and Walvis Bay to Swakopmund a coastal town surrounded by lunar landscapes and the prehistoric Welwitchia plants. Enjoy the next couple of days at leisure to explore the town, with its beautiful beaches, markets, curio shops and huge variety of optional activities, such as golf, camel rides, fishing, desert tours, flights and day tours to - Cape Cross, Welwitschia Mirabilis, Moon Landscape, Sandwich Harbour and seal colonies. Dinners can be enjoyed at a number of good restaurants in town. Spend the next 3 x nights in Swakopmund.
Accommodation: Hansa Hotel **** (B)
Day 9 & 10:
Travel to the Etosha National Park, one of the famous parks of Southern Africa. Visit the “Dinosaur Footprints” on route. Spend two days in Etosha in search of black rhino, lion, elephant, leopard and a host of other animals. The dinners will be served as a traditional “braai” - barbeque & “potjie” - stew, prepared by your guide. Overnight in the park.
Accommodation: Okaukuejo Camp *** (B & D)
Accommodation: Namutoni Camp *** (B & D)
Depart after breakfast from Etosha via Namutoni Gate, visit Lake Otjikoto outside Tsumeb. Enjoy an interesting visit to the very unique Hoba Meteorite, before continuing to our overnight stay which is the 22 000 hector Okonjima private reserve and home of the Africat Foundation - the world’s largest cheetah and leopard release program.
Accommodation: Okonjima Main Camp **** (B & D)
Optional activity: Evening / sunset open vehicle safari with camp ranger.
Morning at lesiure at Okonjima or you could participate in one of the optional activities offered by the lodge, before we transfer you back to Windhoek where we stay the night or it is off to Rundu in Kavango land, overnight on the south bank of the Kavango River on the Namibia / Angola border.
Accommodation: Casa Piccolo Guest House *** (B) or Kavango River Lodge *** (B & D)
Okonjima - optional activities:
•Morning open vehicle safari with camp ranger.
•Bushman Hiking Trail
Day 13 & 14:
Breakfast and a morning at leisure. We will then transfer you to the airport to catch your connecting flight back to O R Tambo in Johannesburg in order to catch your flight home or set off after breakfast for Kasane / Chobe, where you will have the next 3 days to relax and explore the beauty of Chobe - Botswana, an area that is home to Africa’s largest concentration of elephant. There are daily safaris and boat cruises scheduled from our lodge to the Chobe National Park. Overnight at Kasane - Botswana
Accommodation: Chobe Safari Lodge **** (B, D & Game Activities)
Cross the border at Kazungula to Zimbabwe for a visit to one of the natural wonders of the world and there is no finer place to immerse yourself in the majesty of the Victoria Falls. Enjoy lunch on the terrace of the Victoria Falls Hotel, also known as the ”Grand Old Lady”, before returning to Kasane for the night.
Accommodation: Chobe Safari Lodge **** (B & D)
Leisurely morning in Kasane, before visiting a unique border post, on a river cruise to the confluence of the Chobe & Zambezi Rivers. This is the “only place in the world where 4 countries meet”, namely Botswana, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe. After lunch, we travel to Nata for the night. Dinner can be enjoyed at the lodge’s restaurant.
Accommodation: Nata Lodge - Luxury Tents *** (B)
Day 17 & 18:
Travel back to South Africa to Madikwe on the Botswana border, the third largest game reserve in South Africa. Arrive in time for lunch and an evening game drive. Explore the African bush, in search of the “Big 5” and a host of other animals. This reserve is also well known for its cheetah and Cape wild dog populations. Overnight in Madikwe Game Reserve.
Accommodation: Madikwe River Lodge ***** (B, L, D & 2 x Game Activities)
After breakfast, a leisurely morning / game drive, we travel to O R Tambo International in Johannesburg in order for you to catch your evening flight home.
Accommodation: - (B)
Please note that our minimum price mentioned on the website for each tour, is calculated from 6+ persons traveling together. Smaller groups can be accommodated as per quote.
Recommended - Cape Town Add-on Tour: Travel to Johannesburg, catch your flight to Cape Town. Your guide will meet you on arrival in Cape Town to transfer you to your hotel. Dinner can be enjoyed at one of the numerous excellent restaurants on the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront. Accommodation: V & A City Lodge *** or President Hotel **** or Commodore Hotel ***** (-) Day 20: Take a scenic drive around the Cape of Good Hope. Visit Hout Bay and the Cape Fur Seal colony on Duiker Island, Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve, Cape Point and the Boulders - Penguins. Have lunch in Simonstown. Optional and weather permitting - we take the cableway up Table Mountain. Evening at leisure. Overnight in Cape Town. Accommodation: V & A City Lodge *** or President Hotel **** or Commodore Hotel ***** (B) Day 21: A day at leisure, where you can do the following optional activities - a city orientation tour of South Africa’s beautiful Mother City on the “hop-on hop-off bus” or visit a local township or visit Robben Island where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for 17 years or visit to Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens or visit one of the numerous beautiful beaches around the Cape or for the energetic - take a hike up Table Mountain or for the brave - shark cage diving. Evening at leisure. Overnight in Cape Town. Accommodation: V & A City Lodge *** or President Hotel **** or Commodore Hotel ***** (B) Day 22: Wine tasting and cellar tour at one of the wine estates along the Cape’s world-renowned Stellenbosch Wine Route, also spend some time in the picturesque towns of Stellenbosch and Franschhoek. Enjoy your farewell dinner at Vijff Vlieghen (Five Flies) Restaurant. Overnight in Cape Town. Accommodation: V & A City Lodge *** or President Hotel **** or Commodore Hotel ***** (B & D) Day 23: Morning at leisure. There will be time for last minute shopping and lunch at the V & A Waterfront, weather permitting an optional helicopter flip over the Cape Peninsula. Transfer to Cape Town International Airport for your flight home. Accommodation: - (B) Please note that our minimum price mentioned on the website for each tour, is calculated from 6+ persons traveling together. Smaller groups can be accommodated as per quote.
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