15 days ocean and desert bird safari

Price (2-24 Pax)

P/Person: USD 376
Solo: USD 676.80
 15 days ocean and desert bird safari

Overview

  • DEPARTURE : This tour departs from Windhoek
  • COUNTRY(‘S) : Botswana
  • TOUR CODE:3C-NAM-SOS
  • 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
Maun Rest Camp Maun FB 3 Nights
Nguma Island Lodge Okavango Panhandle FB 2 Nights
Kavango River Lodge Kavango FB 2 Nights
Seidarap Guesthouse Otavi Mountain Region FB 3 Nights
Namutoni Campsite Etosha National Park FB 3 Nights
Okaukuejo Campsite Etosha National Park FB 3 Nights
Twyfelfontein Country Lodge Twyfelfontein FB 3 Nights
Damaraland Camp Damaraland FB 3 Nights
Walvis Bay Dolphin & Seal Cruise Walvis Bay FB 3 Nights
Usakos Erongo Mountains FB 3 Nights
Klein Windhoek Guest House Windhoek FB 3 Nights

Maun

Maun is the starting point for most expeditions into the Okavango Delta and as a result, has developed into a bustling metropolis that is considered Botswana’s tourism capital. Area attractions include a renowned river boat that offers ‘booze cruises’ up and down the Thamalakane River, and the forest groves of the Maun Game Reserve.

Overnight: Maun Rest Camp

Erongo Wilderness Lodge Set in a shady riverside garden Maun Rest Camp focuses on travelers looking for a self drive venue with spacious self drive campsites that have fireplaces and power points. The camp is situated on the banks of the Thamalakane. The camp's furnished tents are all carpeted and feature comfortable beds. Maun Rest Camp also offers free WI-FI access.

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: Nguma Island Lodge

The Nguma Island Lodge is situated just off the panhandle of the Okavango Delta. It is ideally located for exploring the western side of the Delta. Guest accommodations feature en suite meru tents in the lodge plus an adjacent campsite, including cottage style tents with shared ablutions. Restaurant and bar facilities are available in both the lodge and the campsite. Lodge activities include day and overnight mokoro trips, sunset cruises on Guma Lagoon, birding walks as well as excellent fishing.

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: Kavango River Lodge

The Kavango River Lodge features a spectacular view over the Okavango River and the floodplains of southern Angola. The lodge caters for both tourists and business travelers. The lodge's chalet accommodations have en suite facilities, air conditioning, TV, refrigerators, hot plates, kettles, cutlery, crockery and telephones. Breakfast is served in the restaurant, and guests can enjoy buffet or a la carte dining.

Otavi Mountain Region

The Otavi Mountain Region is sometimes referred to as the "Golden Triangle", or as the "maize Triangle". Features of interest include the Hoba Meteorite and sink holes and underground lakes. The Hoba Meteorite is the largest meteorite in the world, and the largest naturally occurring piece of iron on the Earth's surface. It is made of nickel-iron and weighs about 60 tonnes. Lake Otjikoto and Lake Guinas are sinkholes the depths of which are not really known and nearby is the Dragon’s Breath one of the largest and deepest underground lakes in the world. It was here just outside Otavi that World War I ended in southern Africa on July 1 1915.

Overnight: Seidarap Guesthouse

Guests are warmly welcomed at Seidarap Guesthouse. The guesthouse is located in northern Namibia near Grootfontein. Seidarap Guesthouse offers 6 comfortable and spacious double rooms, 1 family unit and 2 single rooms. Every room has its own private bathroom with toilet and shower with hot water. Towels are provided when you arrive.

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.

Overnight: Namutoni Campsite

Built into an old German Fort Namutoni Campsite has a unique atmosphere. Within the fort you will find ample facilities. From the walls of the fort you can enjoy an elevated view of the King Nehale Waterhole allowing for great game viewing without leaving the camp. The walls of the fort are also and excellent spot for sundowners. There is hardly a better way to end a day in the bush and Namibia than to marvel at the colours of the setting sun. The Camp is situated in the eastern part of Etosha National Park and is accessible via the Von Lindequist Gate. Its close proximity to Fisher’s Pan makes Namutoni a hotspot for birders. Two restaurants, a craft shop, a pool and a viewing deck overlooking King Nehale Waterhole make the fort a great place to relax at lunchtime or after evening game drives. The African Fusion restaurant will introduce you to local flavours, while The Steakhouse offers popular western dishes. A superette, curio shop and petrol station allow you to stock up on everything that is necessary and nice.The camping area has generously spaced sites with plug point and communal ablution facilities on either side of the campsite.

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.

Etosha National Park

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Overnight: Mushara Lodge

The name Mushara derives from the Purple Pod Terminalia tree, which grows in abundance in the lodge grounds and the surrounding area. The thatched public area consists of a small library with a selection of good books, a bar with an extensive wine cellar, airy lounge with welcoming fireplace for winter evenings, a dining area and well stocked curio shop. Located only 8kms from the Von Lindequist Gate on the eastern outskirts of the Etosha National Park, Mushara Lodge is ideally situated for travelers visiting the park. Our Lodge consists of ten spacious chalets, one family unit and two single rooms.

Twyfelfontein

Twyfelfontein is a site of ancient rock engravings in the Kunene Region of north-western Namibia.

Overnight: Twyfelfontein Country Lodge View iBrochure

Twyfelfontein Country Lodge is located in Damaraland. The area boasts various rock engravings and paintings and is Namibia’s first UNESCO World Heritage Site. Prominent geographic features in Damaraland include interesting rock formations like the Organ Pipes, the Burnt Mountain, Doros Crater and the Petrified Forest. With 56 rooms, a luxury suite, a comfortable lounge, bar and swimming pool and a thatched dining room, which allows the sounds of the bushveld to serenade you at dinner. Twyfelfontein Country Lodge offer a unique experience in the picturesque, versatile nature of Damaraland from tracking desert adapted elephants to exploring the geological formations of millions of years. You can experience it all in this beautiful part of Namibia.

Damaraland

Huge, untamed and ruggedly beautiful Damaraland is an exceptionally scenic landscape of open plains and spectacular rock formations. The major attractions are Spitzkoppe, the Brandberg, Twyfelfontein, Vingerklip and the Petrified Forest.

Overnight: Damaraland Camp View iBrochure

In the Huab River Valley lies in one of the best wilderness areas in Namibia, offering endless vistas of plains, valleys and mountains. Damaraland Camp is run in partnership with the Torra Conservancy and visits to the local farmstead reveal the fruits of this very positive relationship. Each of the ten large en-suite, adobe-style thatched units (including a family unit) has a large private viewing deck. New technology and ancient knowledge makes for an ultra-light footprint, and nature drives and walks offer sights of desert-adapted wildlife, ancient rock-art and striking geological formations. Astonishing night skies round out each day’s experiences.

- INSIDER TIP -

Meet members of the local village on a community visit and discover the inspiring story of how Damaraland Camp came to be…

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: Walvis Bay Dolphin & Seal Cruise

Several operators run boat cruises from Walvis Bay geared towards dolphin, seal and whale watching, but also offering visitors the chance to experience the region’s natural beauty and phenomenal bird life.

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: Usakos

Usakos is a town on the banks of river Khan, 140 kilometres north-east of Swakopmund in the Erongo Region of Namibia. It is located on the B2 (Trans-Kalahari Highway), the main road between the Walvis Bay and Johannesburg. Surrounded by mountains, Usakos is quite picturesque. Certain spots around the town show the longest uninterrupted horizon in the world. It is the closest town to the Spitzkoppe, often referred to as the "Matterhorn of Namibia".

Windhoek

Windhoek is Namibia’s capital, home to an international airport and a plethora of restaurants, shops, entertainment venues and accommodation options. The city is clean, safe and well-organised, with a colonial legacy that is reflected in its many German eateries and shops, and the widespread use of the German language. Windhoek has an interesting mix of historical architecture and modern buildings, many of which are worth a look, including the Alte Feste (Old Fort), the 1896 Christuskirche (Christ Church), and the more contemporary Supreme Court.

Overnight: Klein Windhoek Guest House

Klein Windhoek Guesthouse is situated in one of Windhoek’s best suburbs in a quiet area next to the Klein Windhoek Riverbed – an ideal location for business people and tourists. From here it is a short 5 minute drive to City Centre; shops and popular restaurants are in close proximity. We offer a variety of rooms and self catering units.


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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.
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Sesriem Campsite

Maun Rest Camp


Maun is the starting point for most expeditions into the Okavango Delta and as a result, has developed into a bustling metropolis that is considered Botswana’s tourism capital.

Sesriem Campsite

Nguma Island Lodge


The Nguma Island Lodge is situated just off the panhandle of the Okavango Delta. It is ideally located for exploring the western side of the Delta. Guest accommodations feature en suite meru tents in the lodge.

Sesriem Campsite

Kavango River


The Kavango River Lodge features a spectacular view over the Okavango River and the floodplains of southern Angola. The lodge caters for both tourists and business travelers.

Sesriem Campsite

Seidarap Guesthouse


Seidarap Guesthouse offers 6 comfortable and spacious double rooms, 1 family unit and 2 single rooms. Every room has its own private bathroom with toilet and shower with hot water. Towels are provided when you arrive.

Sesriem Campsite

Namutoni Campsite


Built into an old German Fort Namutoni Campsite has a unique atmosphere. Within the fort you will find ample facilities. From the walls of the fort you can enjoy an elevated view of the King Nehale Waterhole .

Sesriem Campsite

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.

Sesriem Campsite

Twyfelfontein Country Lodge


Twyfelfontein Country Lodge is located in Damaraland. The area boasts various rock engravings and paintings and is Namibia’s first UNESCO World Heritage Site.Prominent geographic features in Damaraland.

Sesriem Campsite

Damaraland Camp


In the Huab River Valley lies in one of the best wilderness areas in Namibia, offering endless vistas of plains, valleys and mountains. Damaraland Camp is run in partnership with the Torra Conservancy.

Sesriem Campsite

Walvis Bay Dolphin & Seal Cruise


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 .

Sesriem Campsite

Usakos


Usakos is a town on the banks of river Khan, 140 kilometres north-east of Swakopmund in the Erongo Region of Namibia,It is located on the B2 (Trans-Kalahari Highway), the main road between the Walvis Bay and Johannesburg..

Sesriem Campsite

Klein Windhoek Guest House


Windhoek is Namibia’s capital, home to an international airport and a plethora of restaurants, shops, entertainment venues and accommodation options. The city is clean, safe and well-organised.

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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