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21 Days Namibia & Botswana Adventure (LUXURY)

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21 Days Namibia & Botswana Adventure (LUXURY)
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Introduction

This 21-day Safari tour will start in Botswana and to massive victoria falls and end in Namibia, in this journey you will experience a variety filled journey covering the must see highlights of both Namibia and Botswana. You will enjoy Victoria Falls that is a natural wonder, Caprivi game drives, Etosha National Park game drives, you will be sightseeing nature of wildlife, then in Damaraland you will see rock paintings, then in Swakopmund you will do sand boarding and quad biking, Namib Desert walk in Sossusvlei dunes at a value for money price.

Overview

  • DEPARTURE : This tour departs from Windhoek
  • COUNTRY(‘S) : Namibia
  • DESTINATIONS : Namibia & Botswana Classic Safari
  • RETURN : Back to Windhoek in the Afternoon
  • PASSENGERS : Minimum 1 Traveler and a Maximum of 24 Travelers per group
  • STYLE : Lodging
  • MEALS : BB: Breakfast and 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
  • 15- 24 guest: Izuzu NQR 500 Bus

Day 1
DAY 1-DAY 2: MAKGADIKGADI COMFORTABLE MOBILE, MAKGADIKGADI PANS NATIONAL PARK

Makgadikgadi Pans National Park

The Makgadikgadi Pans National Park covers an impressive 4900 square kilometer area and is brimming with natural wonders including the largest tree in Africa, a world famous 5300-year-old Baobab. Game viewing is at its best during the wet season when the plains teem with an extraordinary diversity of wildlife. The rains transform the salt pans into a magnificent lake attracting an abundance of wildlife and, most spectacularly, large flocks of gloriously pink flamingos. The area is renowned for its massive herds of wildebeest and zebra which migrate to the park en masse followed by a variety of predators including lion, cheetah and hyena. Popular activities include game drives, bird watching, exploring the salt pans on 4WD or quad bikes, tours of Gweta Village, and fascinating bush walks to historic sites guided by experiences Bushmen trackers.

Overnight: Makgadikgadi Comfortable Mobile

Les Pans( planes) de Makgadikgadi sont des étendues de sel situées au nord-est du Kalahari au Botswana. Il s’agit d’un dépôt de sel provenant de l’ancien lac Makgadikgadi, disparu depuis plus de 10 000 ans, qui s’étendait sur 80 000 km2 et de 30 mètres de profondeur.

La région de Makgadikgadi est composée de plusieurs « pans » (plaines) de sel au milieu d’un désert aride. Après la saison des pluies, l’ herbe riche en sels minéraux recouvrent ces plaines et attirent de grands troupeaux de zèbres et de gnous, eux même chassés par les guépards de la région. Autour de ce désert de sel, la savane est recouverte de buissons denses où se déplacent de nombreux éléphants et girafes. Ces paysages d’immenses plaines d’herbe rase rendent l’observation des animaux particulièrement facile.

Les animaux migrent constamment dans cette région de l’Afrique: la migration était autrefois triangulaire puisqu’elle incluait le marais de Savuti mais celle-ci a été réduite à une migration entre Nxai Pan et Makgadikgadi suite au développement de la civilisation et l’installation de nouvelle clôtures.

Day 2
DAY 3-DAY 4: THE ROYAL LIVINGSTONE HOTEL BY ANANTARA, LIVINGSTONE (VICTORIA FALLS)

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: The Royal Livingstone Hotel by Anantara View iBrochure

Spectacularly set in a lush riverine environment, The Royal Livingstone at the Victoria Falls in Zambia evokes Victorian elegance and colonial traditions in impeccable style. All of the hotel’s luxury rooms and suites feature a private veranda with spectacular views of the mighty Zambezi River. The sights and sounds of river life can be soaked up as you laze in a hammock, enjoy a massage in a waterfront gazebo, or cool off in the pool. Sip refreshments in a lounge that displays the paintings of Sir David Livingstone. Partake in charming high tea rituals, and later sundowners on a deck overlooking Victoria Falls. Savour African and European fine dining, followed by nightcaps under the stars.

Day 3
DAY 5-DAY 6: CAPRIVI RIVER LODGE, ZAMBEZI REGION

Zambezi Region

Situated on the banks of the Mighty Zambezi River, Caprivi River Lodge invites you to enjoy a relaxing, body and soul experience.

Just a few minutes from Katima Mulilo on the tranquil Zambezi River, Caprivi River Lodge will leave you in awe of the closeness it offers with nature.

It has been said that the Caprivi, "Namibia's Wetland Paradise", is one of Namibia's best kept secrets. From the majestic rivers, rich cultural customs to the vibrant reeds swaying along, the river's edge is full of life. The Caprivi region is an area steeped in wildlife and tradition and as yet undisturbed by western influences.

With beautiful river views from the wooden lunch deck or from under the shade of old indigenous trees, whether you are a business person, tourist, fisherman or avid bird-watcher, the lodge is the perfect place to chill out and relax. With the numerous National Parks in close proximity; Caprivi River Lodge offers central accommodation enabling easy access to the attractions of this four-countries area with plenty of exciting options to explore.

Day 4
DAY 7-DAY 9: RUNDU, KAVANGO

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: Rundu

Day 5
DAY 10: ETOSHA SAFARI CAMP, GONDWANA COLLECTION NAMIBIA, ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK

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: Etosha Safari Camp, Gondwana Collection Namibia View iBrochure

Etosha Safari Camp is situated just 10 km south of Andersson Gate on the C 38 between Outjo and Okaukuejo. 50 twin-bedded chalets nestle among Mopani trees and impart a feeling of living in the lap of African nature. Each of them is equipped with mosquito gauze, air conditioning and its own bathroom and small veranda. Special attractions are the Okambashu Restaurant and the Oshebeena Bar, styled like a typical little township bar and brimming with African joie de vivre.

Etosha Safari Camp is the perfect base for safari excursions into Etosha - with an experienced guide on the daily game drive or by yourself in your own car.

Day 6
DAY 11-DAY 13: BRANDBERG WHITE LADY LODGE, BRANDBERG

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.

Day 7
DAY 14-DAY 15: STRAND HOTEL SWAKOPMUND, SWAKOPMUND

Swakopmund

Founded in 1892 as the main harbour for German South West Africa, Swakopmund is often described as being more German than Germany. Now a seaside resort, Swakopmund is the capital of the Skeleton Coast tourism area and has plenty to keep visitors happy. The quirky mix of German and Namibian influences, colonial-era buildings and the cool sea breeze make it very popular.

Overnight: Strand Hotel Swakopmund View iBrochure

With its extensive, unique and creatively entertaining Restaurants, Bars, Deli, Lobby-Lounge, Sea Facing Terraces, Beach Kiosk and state of the art Conference & Banqueting Center, all set on the Mole, a historic and iconic site surrounded by Ocean on three sides, the Strand Hotel Swakopmund is a social epicenter and destination in itself for all visitors to and residents of Swakopmund.

Its architectural inspiration finds its roots deep in Namibian German history and reflects this in a tasteful contemporary manner. The interiors are residential in nature, and the brief to all designers involved was to create a non-hotel, hotel. One as charming and welcoming as the town it is located in. Simply very warm and comfortable, and as they say in German: “gemütlich” providing a genuine “sense-of-place” atmosphere adding to any Namibian visit.

Arriving at the Strand is a dramatic experience as one passes through its 13m high and 9m wide Ocean View Atrium which travels right through the Hotel offering sea views at either end. Off this Atrium Lobby is Reception, consisting of three individual desks and an inviting open fireplace which rounds off the residential feel and warm welcome.

Day 8
DAY 16-DAY 18: NAMIB DESERT LODGE, GONDWANA COLLECTION NAMIBIA, NAMIB

Namib

The Namib is the world’s oldest desert, and although it stretches along the entire length of Namibia’s coastline, the Namib commonly refers to the vast sea of sand from Luderitz to Swakopmund. For a big sandy desert the scenery is remarkably varied, with the giant red dunes of Sossusvlei being the most famous part.

Because of how old it is the Namib is home to numerous species that don’t occur elsewhere and although no humans live in the desert an amazing array of flora and fauna manages to survive here. Famous species include the Welwitschia – a living fossil plant, endemic chameleons, fur seals along the coast, brown hyenas, jackals and remarkably one of Africa’s largest antelope the Gemsbok. The name Namib is of Nama origin and means "vast place" and vast it certainly is.

Overnight: Namib Desert Lodge, Gondwana Collection Namibia View iBrochure

The main building and the chalets of Namib Desert Lodge are spread out along the foot of the fossilised dunes of the ancient Namib. A comfortable sojourn is guaranteed by 65 en suite rooms with air conditioning. A restaurant and bar, an inviting terrace with views of the fossilised dunes and two swimming pools beckon you to linger and relax. Oryx antelope and springbok make frequent appearances at this illuminated watering place.

Day 9
DAY 19-DAY 20: KALAHARI RED DUNES LODGE, KALAHARI NAMIBIA

Kalahari Namibia

The Kalahari is an exceptionally beautiful living desert a large semi-arid sandy savannah draped over a gently rolling inland sea of sand covering most of Botswana and large parts of Namibia and South Africa. It is also the last bastion of the San people with the modern world having enveloped all the other areas they once roamed.

Here in Namibia it is typically red sands covered in thin, wispy, mostly golden grass and dotted with acacia trees and wide ranging wildlife including gemsbok, impala, jackals and cheetah.

Overnight: Kalahari Red Dunes Lodge View iBrochure

KALAHARI RED DUNES LODGE, a lodge designed with a lot of passion for details, is located in the impressive Kalahari landscape characterized by red sand dunes and camel thorn trees. Its “Luxury of Solitude”, offers ample space and privacy.

The main house, consisting of reception, lobby, restaurant and bar, pool and shaded deck is situated in a dry lake (vlei). A 120 meter long boardwalk connects the main building with the chalets which are nestled around the ‘vlei', where often animals can be observed. Each chalet has a thatched roofed tented and a stoned section as well as a private terrace. During the Nature/ Game Drives and nature walks guests can experience the breathtaking beauty of the Kalahari with it’s up to 30 m high red dunes and a huge variety of game.

The guest houses with their thatched roofs are each decorated in an individual style and are connected to each other by a paved walk-way.

Experience the vastness of the African Savannah on the 2-day TRANS KALAHARI WALK. This guided hike leads through desert-like sceneries and their habitat of giraffes, zebras and antelopes and offers one overnight stay in a luxury tented camp in the dunes.

Day 10
DAY 21: DEPARTURE

Departure

The Desert Homestead

The Desert Homestead (DAY: 1)


Klein Windhoek Guesthouse is situated in one of Windhoek’s best suburbs in a quiet area next to the Klein Windhoek Riverbed

Hotel Zum Kaiser

Hotel Zum Kaiser (DAY: 2-3)


Perfectly positioned on Sam Nujoma Avenue in the picturesque Swakopmund, the luxurious Hotel Zum Kaiser offers direct access

Brandberg White Lady Lodge

Brandberg White Lady Lodge (DAY: 4)


Brandberg White Lady Lodge is named after the San paintings for which the Brandberg became famous. It is a place where you will feel...

Okaukuejo Campsite

Okaukuejo Campsite (DAY: 5-6)


Okaukuejo is located 17 km from the southern entrance of the park, Anderson Gate. Okaukuejo is the oldest tourist camp in Etosha

Makalani Hotel

Makalani Hotel (DAY: 7)


Makalani Hotel is situated in the center of town, within walking distance of travel agencies, financial institutions, museum, post office

n'Kwazi Campsite

n'Kwazi Campsite (DAY: 8)


N'Kwazi Campsite is located in the east of Rundu and is adjacent to the main lodge. The site features a beautiful view of the river

Nunda River Lodge

Nunda River Lodge (DAY: 9-10)


Nunda River Lodge is situated on the banks of the Kavango River in the lush region of the Caprivi in the north-east of Namibia.

Chobe Safari Lodge

Chobe Safari Lodge (DAY: 11-12)


Chobe Safari Lodge is situated in Kasane on the banks of the Chobe River and shares a border with Chobe National Park.

A'Zambezi River Lodge

A'Zambezi River Lodge (DAY: 13)


The immense beauty of the Zambezi has captured the hearts of explorers for over a century. A’Zambezi is famed for its African-style design

INCLUDE

  • Dune drive
  • Qualified professional driver guide
  • Vehicle / fuel
  • Park entrance fees as per itinerary
  • Passenger Liability 15%
  • VAT 2% Tourism Levy
  • Airport Transfers
  • 3 nights' accommodation
  • Accommodation, Breakfast and Dinner clients (as per itinerary)

EXCLUDE

  • Expenses of personal nature
  • Entrance fees not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Meals not mentioned
  • Drinks at lodges and on road
  • Optional excursions and activities
  • Tips for tour guides
  • International flights and airport taxes
  • Items not mentioned in the itinerary

  • Accommodation:
    1. Makgadikgadi Comfortable Mobile
    2. The Royal Livingstone Hotel by Anantara
    3. Caprivi River Lodge
    4. Rundu
    5. Etosha Safari Camp, Gondwana Collection Namibia
    6. Brandberg White Lady Lodge
    7. Strand Hotel Swakopmund
    8. Namib Desert Lodge, Gondwana Collection Namibia
    9. Kalahari Red Dunes Lodge
  • Destination:
    1. Makgadikgadi Pans National Park
    2. Livingstone (Victoria Falls)
    3. Zambezi Region
    4. Kavango
    5. Etosha National Park
    6. Brandberg
    7. Swakopmund
    8. Namib
    9. Kalahari Namibia
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