12 Days Namibia Kavango and Victoria Falls overland Bird Safari

12 DAYS NAMIBIA KAVANGO AND VICTORIA FALLS OVERLAND BIRD SAFARI

12 Days Namibia Kavango and Victoria Falls overland Bird Safari

Overview

  • DEPARTURE : This tour departs from Windhoek
  • COUNTRY(‘S) : Namibia
  • DESTINATIONS :Sossusvlei and Etosha
  • RETURN : Back to Windhoek in the Afternoon
  • PASSENGERS : Minimum 1 Traveler and a Maximum of 14 Travelers per group
  • STYLE : Camping Safari with all Equipment
  • MEALS : BB: Breakfast / L: Lunch / D: Dinner
  • VEHICLE : 2-3: Double Cab 4x4/ SUV
  • 4 - 7 guests: Toyota Quantum/Landcruiser with a purpose built trailer
  • 8-14 guests: Toyota Dyna truck (a modified safari vehicle) / Iveco Daily 24 Seater

Introduction


Accommodation Destination Basis Duration
Munga Village Eco-Lodge Livingstone (Victoria Falls) FB 1 Night
3 Palms Bed & Breakfast Zambezi Region FB 1 Night
Mahangu Safari Lodge Mahango Game Reserve FB 1 Night
Shakawe River Lodge Okavango Panhandle FB 1 Night
Tambuti Lodge Kavango FB 1 Night
Halali Campsite Etosha National Park FB 1 Night
Okaukuejo Campsite Etosha National Park FB 1 Night
Erongo Wilderness Lodge Erongo Mountains FB 1 Night
Brandberg White Lady Lodge Brandberg FB 1 Night
Protea Hotel Walvis Bay Walvis Bay FB 1 Night
Hochland Nest Central Namibia FB 1 Night

Livingstone (Victoria Falls)

One of the original natural wonders of the world, the Victoria Falls is a World Heritage Site and an extremely popular tourism attraction. Known locally as ‘The Smoke that Thunders’ this spectacle is accessible from both Zambia and Zimbabwe and it is an ideal place to combine game viewing and water sports. There is excellent fishing, a terrifying bungee jump and arguably the best commercial white water rafting in the world.

Overnight: Munga Village Eco-Lodge

We are strategically located half-way between the Livingstone City Centre and the world-famous Victoria Falls, in Zambia, Africa. We endeavor to operate in a sustainable manner. Our buildings, made of rammed earth walls and thatched roofs, are surrounded by a natural bird-filled canopy of thickets, trees and grasses. We offer chalet accommodation. Our meals include local,international and fusion cuisine. We have a library, a gift shop and a bar. A biological swimming pool is our showstopper attraction. WiFi and Internet Services are available.

Zambezi Region

The Zambezi Region (previously the Caprivi Strip) is the name given to the little finger of Namibia that sticks eastwards between Angola and Botswana all the way across to Zimbabwe and creates the only spot on the planet where 4 countries meet. The region lies in the middle of one of Africa’s largest and most well know game viewing areas. The abundance of water supplied by the Zambezi, Okavango, Kwando and Chobe Rivers sustains a large variety of animal and bird species. There are four Namibian reserves and no fences preventing the animals from moving between the countries.

Overnight: 3 Palms Bed & Breakfast

WELCOME TO FRANS INDONGO LODGE 3 Palms Bed & Breakfast in Katima Mulilo offers luxury air conditioned rooms with en suite bathrooms, flat screen TV with DSTV channels, bar fridge, coffee and tea facilities, internet connection, a safe, pool and lapa. The boutique styled luxury rooms are spacious, modern and well equipped. Rooms have screens to keep mosquitoes out and private entrances that overlook the garden. The garden and pool offer a tranquil environment to relax in, while enjoying nature and cooling off.

Mahango Game Reserve

Mahango Game Park is a small park, a short drive south of Popa Falls, on the border with Botswana. As Popa Falls is a natural point to break the long journey between Rundu and Katima Mulilo, Mahango Game Park should be considered for inclusion in the itinerary. Driving the route through the park will take approximately half a day. In order to drive the full circular route, an offroad vehicle will be needed. There is a shorter route which can be drivenby a sedan in the dry season. The effort of visiting the park will be rewarding in terms ofwildlife and bird watching. The Mahango Game Park has a high number of elephants, as well as fair numbers of antelopes which are scarce or not seen in other parts of Namibia. These include the roan and sable antelope, tsessebe and the red lechwe. The park is also home to anumber of sitatunga, however these antelopes are very scarce, and sightings will be excellent luck. The best time to see elephants and antelope will be during the dry season. Part of the park borders on the Kavango river, so the possibility of seeing crocodiles exists. In order to see hippos, the traveller should book a nocturnal game viewing trip, as hippos are nocturnal creatures. The best time for game viewing is in the dry months between March and October.The Mahango Game Park is an excellent destination for bird watching. It has three different habitats: the Kavango River, the flood plains, known as omurambas and woodlands, so a wide spread of species can be seen. The best time of year for bird watching is in the rainy months from November to February.

Overnight: Mahangu Safari Lodge

The comfortably-styled, thatched Mahangu Safari Lodge is a new lodge in the Caprivi Region of Namibia, next to the Mahango National Park. The Lodge offers beautiful campsites with power points next to the river. Campers are welcome to make use of the restaurant. Mahangu Safari Lodge offers a game drives, boat trips as well as fishing excursions.

Okavango Panhandle

The main water source feeding the Okavango Delta, the Panhandle is a stretch of the Okavango River that follows a more-or-less straight course for approximately 70 kilometres before entering the wetlands. It is a deep channel that offers excellent tiger and bream fishing, while the surrounding woodlands and the river’s shallow waters teem with a myriad of birds. Several villages are dotted along the Panhandle, while, some 40 kilometres west, lie the Tsodilo Hills, with their plethora of tribal cave paintings, some dating back as far as 20, 000 years. There are also a number of well-established riverside camps that provide tourist accommodation.

Overnight: Shakawe River Lodge

Introducing Shakawe River Lodge, an exquisite privately owned luxury lodge, set on the banks of the Okavango River,in North Western Botswana. This tranquil African paradise boasts a stylish lodge and luxurious river escape set in themagnificent natural setting of the beautiful main Okavango River. The river feeds and channels its crystal clear waters through the entire Okavango Delta. Shakawe River Lodge boasts ten air conditioned, luxury suites comprising three double suites with king size beds and seventwin bedded suites. The honeymoon suite, built further from the main lodge also has an outside shower and extendedprivate deck with comfortable day bed. As a guest you will receive personalized attention and savour the highest standards of uncompromised service and attention.Each unit has a flat screen LCD television, offering a standard hotel DSTV bouquet. Soft bath robes and writing stationery are also provided for your indulgence. We pride ourselves in offering the ultimate in river experiences that will leave you enticed to visit us again.

Kavango

This region of Namibia takes its name from the Kavango River on which the main town of Rundu is built. Unlike much of the country the Kavango region receives sufficient rain for cultivation.

Overnight: Tambuti Lodge

Tambuti Lodge has the only authentic African restaurant north of Etosha. Specializing in local traditional “African cuisine” and drinks sourcing local ingredients from the east and west of the Kavango region were possible, thus reducing food miles and letting the tourist emerge in the traditional food scenery.

Cultural experience

Experience the rich culture of the region at the Mbunza Living Museums only 15km from the lodge. These living museum helps to sustain the livelihoods of local people while acting as a traditional school that preserves local culture and traditions

Etosha National Park

The Etosha National Park is Namibia's premiere game viewing experience, situated in the northwest of Namibia and is an area well known for its wildlife. Vegetation ranges from dense bush to open plains attracting a diversity of wildlife. In the heart of the Park is The Etosha Pan - a shallow depression that covers an area of 5000sq kilometres. Dry and shimmering for most of the year, the pans fill up with water after good rains to a depth which is seldom deeper than 1m. In the dry season wildlife is attracted to perennial springs and waterholes that makes for excellent game viewing. Within the park are three large public rest camps catering for the more budget orientated traveller. There are several smaller establishments on the outskirts of the park on private land offering a more intimate and comprehensive experience. All of these establishments offer excellent value for money. This region of Namibia takes its name from the Kavango River on which the main town of Rundu is built. Unlike much of the country the Kavango region receives sufficient rain for cultivation.

Overnight: Halali Campsitee

Picturesquely situated on the south bank of the Okavango River, 16 km west of Rundu, Hakusembe River Lodge makes for the perfect stopover on the way into Caprivi and to the Victoria Falls. The 10 chalets (with air-conditioning) offer magnificent views of the river and the lush vegetation which teems with diverse birdlife. The swimming pool invites to cool off on hot summer days. Experience the river world on a boat trip and relish the enchanting atmosphere during dinner in the restaurant and with a drink at the bar. A campsite is available. ‘Halali’ is the German word for the traditional ending of a hunt. The campsite signifies the end of game hunting and the rise of eco-tourism in Namibia. Halali offers active guests the largest pool in the park and its strategic location between Namutoni and Okaukuejo makes it a great stopover for lunch, ice cream, a cool drink or just petrol.

Etosha National Park

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Overnight: Okaukuejo Campsite

Okaukuejo is located 17 km from the southern entrance of the park, Anderson Gate. Okaukuejo is the oldest tourist camp in Etosha and it also functions as the administrative centre of the park. Okaukuejo is also home to the Etosha Ecological Institute. It is situated at the western end of the Etosha Pan. Facilities include a restaurant, bar, shop, swimming pool, kiosk and camp sites. The main attraction of this camp is that it overlooks a permanent waterhole which is floodlit at night. Here a wide diversity of wildlife congregate and interact from lion to rhino to elephant and antelope. The spectacle starts at dawn, with animals coming in large numbers to quench their thirst. The activity continues throughout the day until late at night. In the early evenings, it is not uncommon to have black rhino, elephant and lion all drinking at the same time.

Erongo Mountains

Conveniently located only a few hour’s drive from Namibia’s capital city of Windhoek, the Erongo Mountain range stretches across the plains between the towns of Omaruru and Karibib, and is home to a remarkably rich natural heritage. This expanse of rugged wilderness serves as one of Namibia’s most popular tourist drawcards, attracting visitors with its spectacularly scenic landscapes; magnificent caves and rock painting sites; and its impressive array of wildlife species. These include, among others: rhino, elephant, cheetah, leopard, giraffe, wildebeest, impala, blesbok, waterbuck, kudu, warthog, mountain zebra, oryx, eland, springbok and over 200 species of bird. Visitors can look forward to enjoying a variety of adventurous activities such as hiking, rock climbing, games drives, horseback safaris and mountain biking.

Overnight: Erongo Wilderness Lodge

Erongo Wilderness Lodge

The Natural Place to Stay

There is a special wilderness area, encircled by the Erongo Mountains,where the desert, mountain, and bushveld ecosystems combine. Here, in a secluded valley, you will find twelve luxury tented chalets in a dramatic setting of granite boulders and breathtaking views. Nature provides the compelling reasons for visiting this unique environment. Many rare, endemic, and special species of animal, bird, and plant life thrive here, making this one of Namibia’s most diverse and wildlife-rich areas. This wealth of natural and cultural history can be enjoyed by joining a guided nature drive, visiting one of the Bushman rock art sites, or walking among the mountains with one of our knowledgeable guides. Or make the experience a more personal one by simply exploring on your own, or just soaking up the atmosphere from the private deck of your tent. Luxuriate in this richness of nature! Mahango Game Park is a small park, a short drive south of Popa Falls, on the border with Botswana. As Popa Falls is a natural point to break the long journey between Rundu and Katima Mulilo, Mahango Game Park should be considered for inclusion in the itinerary. Driving the route through the park will take approximately half a day. In order to drive the full circular route, an offroad vehicle will be needed. There is a shorter route which can be drivenby a sedan in the dry season. The effort of visiting the park will be rewarding in terms ofwildlife and bird watching. The Mahango Game Park has a high number of elephants, as well as fair numbers of antelopes which are scarce or not seen in other parts of Namibia. These include the roan and sable antelope, tsessebe and the red lechwe. The park is also home to anumber of sitatunga, however these antelopes are very scarce, and sightings will be excellent luck. The best time to see elephants and antelope will be during the dry season. Part of the park borders on the Kavango river, so the possibility of seeing crocodiles exists. In order to see hippos, the traveller should book a nocturnal game viewing trip, as hippos are nocturnal creatures. The best time for game viewing is in the dry months between March and October.The Mahango Game Park is an excellent destination for bird watching. It has three different habitats: the Kavango River, the flood plains, known as omurambas and woodlands, so a wide spread of species can be seen. The best time of year for bird watching is in the rainy months from November to February.

Brandberg

The Brandberg (‘Fire Mountain’) Massif is Namibia’s highest peak, with its zenith, the Königstein (‘King’s Stone’), standing at a whopping 2573 metres above sea level. Named for the vivid shade of orange it sometimes turns at sunset, the Brandberg has been sacred to the San people for centuries, and the Tsisab Ravine at its base is permeated with over 45 000 ancient San rock paintings, including the famous ‘White Lady’.

Overnight: Brandberg White Lady Lodge

Brandberg White Lady Lodge is named after the San paintings for which the Brandberg became famous. It is a place where you will feel at home and enjoy a true warm-hearted hospitality, "tranquility" is name of the game. At the Lodge you find a fully licensed restaurant, a well stocked bar, comfortable lounge and a large pool area. And if you are lucky you might bump into a dessert adapted elephant.

Walvis Bay

Walvis Bay (‘Whale Bay’) is a thriving town, Namibia’s principal harbour and one of the country’s most popular tourist centres, known for its natural lagoon, striking orange sand dunes and wealth of outdoor activities, including fishing, bird-watching, sailing, sandboarding, swimming, surfing and golf. Located just outside town is Dune 7, one of the largest sand dunes in the world, offering fantastic views from the crest for those with the energy to climb it.

Overnight: Protea Hotel Walvis Bay

Set in breathtaking surroundings, this quaint hotel inspires you to unwind and marvel at flocks of flamingos at sunset. Located in the heart of a vibrant fishing town, Protea Hotel Walvis Bay is the ideal springboard to this fascinating harbor town. From the hotel, you’re just a few minutes from the region’s attractions, which include dune, water-based and outdoor activities, from camel rides and quad biking to hiking, hang gliding and golf on desert courses. It’s a hotel that complements your travel style. Set in a landscape of remarkable juxtaposition, where ancient deserts give way to sparkling oceans and rich wetland expanses, Walvis Bay is one of Namibia’s most popular destinations.

Central Namibia

The central Namibian highlands are much cooler and less harsh than the arid lowlands that make up the majority of the country. This is great cattle ranching country and most tourism facilities have their origins in cattle and more recently game ranching.

Overnight: Hochland Nest

Hochland Nest is uniquely located, almost unnoticed and nestled beneath a canopy of the Hochland mountains. Shaded by camelthorn trees, the lodge is testament to the ingenuity of an eco-friendly design. Hochland Nest has 6 individually styled units and one family unit tastefully furnished, each with a private bathroom and secluded outside deck. Each bedroom contains 2 three quarter beds and a double bed sleeper couch. Generous spacing between units ensures complete privacy. The lodge accommodates a maximum of 20 guests. The lodge is cozy and intimate with friendly staff providing attention to each and every guest. Wildlife can often be observed from vantage points. A fireplace and lounge are also available for guests. Swimming pool and other services are also available and include battery charging for video and digital cameras, laundry and secure parking. Nature drives are conducted in open 4x4 vehicles. Other activities that are offered are morning walks, bird watching, fishing, camping at the Friedenah Dam, sunset drives, sunset boat cruises, and half day boat trips.


Terms and Conditions


  • A 40% deposit of the full amount due is required to confirm any reservation and is to be done by the agent or client by fax or e-mail.
  • The Company must receive the balance of the contract price no later than 40 days prior to departure. 3. If the Company does not receive the full contract price 40 days before the departure date, the Company may cancel the reservation and retain whatever deposit or other funds it has already received from the client or his agent.
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  • Namibian Dollar is not a international trading currency and will encounter larger handling fees due to conversions 7. Any cancellation of a confirmed booking must be done in writing (email) to the Company.
  • If the booking is cancelled, the following fees apply relative to the amount of notice given: >30 + days: Deposit forfeited 15-30 days: 50% of invoiced amount refunded 14 or less days: No refund
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  • If a booking is changed to an earlier date than originally reserved, the Company will endeavour to change it. But if changed to a further date there will be a charge of 5% on invoice value.
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Munga Village Eco-Lodge

Munga Village Eco-Lodge


We are strategically located half-way between the Livingstone City Centre and the world-famous Victoria Falls, in Zambia, Africa. We endeavor to operate in a sustainable manner.

3 Palms Bed & Breakfast

3 Palms Bed & Breakfast


3 Palms Bed & Breakfast in Katima Mulilo offers luxury air conditioned rooms with en suite bathrooms, flat screen TV with DSTV channels, bar fridge, coffee and tea facilities, internet connection, a safe, pool and lapa.

Mahangu Safari Lodge

Mahangu Safari Lodge


The comfortably-styled, thatched Mahangu Safari Lodge is a new lodge in the Caprivi Region of Namibia, next to the Mahango National Park.

3 Palms Bed & Breakfast

Shakawe River Lodge


Shakawe River Lodge boasts ten air conditioned, luxury suites comprising three double suites with king size beds and seventwin bedded suites.

3 Palms Bed & Breakfast

Shakawe River Lodge


Shakawe River Lodge boasts ten air conditioned, luxury suites comprising three double suites with king size beds and seventwin bedded suites.

3 Palms Bed & Breakfast

Tambuti Lodge


Tambuti Lodge has the only authentic African restaurant north of Etosha. Specializing in local traditional “African cuisine” and drinks sourcing local ingredients from the east and west of the Kavango region.

3 Palms Bed & Breakfast

Halali Campsite


‘Halali’ is the German word for the traditional ending of a hunt. The campsite signifies the end of game hunting and the rise of eco-tourism in Namibia. Halali offers active guests the largest pool in the park.

3 Palms Bed & Breakfast

Okaukuejo Campsite


Okaukuejo is located 17 km from the southern entrance of the park, Anderson Gate. Okaukuejo is the oldest tourist camp in Etosha and it also functions as the administrative centre of the park.

3 Palms Bed & Breakfast

Erongo Wilderness Lodge


Conveniently located only a few hour’s drive from Namibia’s capital city of Windhoek, the Erongo Mountain range stretches across the plains between the towns of Omaruru and Karibib.

3 Palms Bed & Breakfast

Brandberg White Lady Lodge


The Brandberg (‘Fire Mountain’) Massif is Namibia’s highest peak, with its zenith, the Königstein (‘King’s Stone’), standing at a whopping 2573 metres above sea level.

3 Palms Bed & Breakfast

Protea Hotel Walvis Bay


Walvis Bay (‘Whale Bay’) is a thriving town, Namibia’s principal harbour and one of the country’s most popular tourist centres, known for its natural lagoon,striking orange sand dunes and wealth of outdoor .

3 Palms Bed & Breakfast

Hochland Nest


Hochland Nest is uniquely located, almost unnoticed and nestled beneath a canopy of the Hochland mountains. Shaded by camelthorn trees, the lodge is testament to the ingenuity of an eco-friendly design.

INCLUDE

  • Transfers from accomoadation
  • Qualified professional Driver guide
  • Accommodation, Breakfast and Dinner clients (as per itinerary)
  • Park entrance fees as per itinerary
  • Passenger Liability 15%
  • VAT 2% Tourism Levy
  • Activities as indicated in the itinerary
  • Overnight accommodation
  • Vehicle/ Fuel

EXCLUDE

  • All expenses of personal
  • All meals not mentioned
  • Above Drinks at lodges and on road
  • All optional excursions and activities
  • Tips for tour guides
  • International flights and airport taxes
  • Items not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Nature Entrance fees not mentioned in the itinerary

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