Desert, Falls & Wildlife: 17 Days from $7,450 incl. Airfares from Aus.

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This tour offers an abundance of scenic, wildlife and cultural attractions. Walk the highest sand dunes in the world in the Namib Desert; see the wild animals of Etosha National Park; relax along the Okavango, Kwando and Chobe Rivers, ending with the unforgettable sight of Victoria Falls – experience this exciting route in style.

Note: This safari is recommended for healthy and active participants looking for an Adventure holiday.

Priced from$7,450
Days17
DayRegionAccommodation
1Australia – JohannesburgIn flight
2WindhoekSafari Court Hotel
3SesriemDesert Quiver Camp
4SesriemDesert Quiver Camp
5SwakopmundThe Delight
6SwakopmundThe Delight
7DamaralandUgab Terrace Lodge
8Etosha National ParkOkakeujo Rest Camp
9Etosha National ParkMokuti Lodge
10Caprivi StripHakusembe River Lodge
11Caprivi StripPepere Island
12Caprivi StripPepere Island
13Kwando RiverNamushasha River Lodge
14Chobe National ParkChobe Safari Lodge
15Chobe National ParkChobe Safari Lodge
16Victoria FallsCresta Sprayview Hotel
17JohannesburgSafari Ends
Day 1: Australia – Johannesburg

Depart Australia on an overnight flight to Windhoek, via Johannesburg.

Day 2: Johannesburg – Windhoek

Afternoon free to explore the capital city of Namibia. Overnight Safari Court Hotel.#

Day 3/4: Sesriem

Clients are met at the reception at 10h00 where they are transferred to our accommodation located on the edge of the Namib Desert. The following morning is an early departure for Sossusvlei, stopping in the dune belt to witness the changing colours of the world’s highest sand dunes. We undertake a 5km walk to Sossusvlei and Deadvlei. In the afternoon, we enjoy a short hike through the Sesriem Canyon. Overnight Desert Quiver Camp.#

Day 5/6: Swakopmund

We reach the coast at Walvis Bay and enjoy lunch while viewing the many flamingos feeding. We arrive in Swakopmund and spend the afternoon and following day exploring this German colonial town or booking one of the numerous optional excursions (own expense). Activities available include dolphin cruises or scenic flights over the vast Namib Desert. Overnight The Delight.#

Day 7: Damaraland

We drive inland through the Damaraland region with its vast and rugged terrain. Its mountain ranges are intercepted by wide gravel plains, which run into sandy, vegetated riverbeds and hot, dry valleys. Our lodge is located on top of a mountain with spectacular views of the surrounding area. Spend the afternoon taking in the incredible setting or simply relaxing by the pool. Overnight Ugab Terrace Lodge.#

Day 8: Etosha National Park

Today we proceed to Etosha National Park where we enjoy our first game drive and relax by the floodlight waterhole in the evening. The park’s main characteristic is a salt pan so large it can be seen from space. Yet there is abundant wildlife that congregates around the waterholes. Overnight Okakeujo Restcamp inside Etosha National Park.#

Day 9: Etosha National Park

This Park is one of the most important reserves and game sanctuaries in Africa with thousands of wild animals such as blue wildebeest, springbok, zebra, kudu, giraffe, cheetah, leopard, lion and elephant making this area their home. The day is spent on game drive through the Park from the Western to the Eastern side of the Park. Overnight Mokuti Lodge.#

Day 10: Okavango River

We depart Etosha and enter the Caprivi Strip where we spend the night set amongst the lush vegetation overlooking the Okavango River and Angola. An optional afternoon boat cruise on the river is available (own account). Overnight Hakusembe River Lodge.#

Day 11/12: Okavango Delta

Continuing into the Caprivi we cross into Botswana we travel by road to the edge of the Okavango Delta. We transfer 2-3 hours by boat to Pepere island in the delta. The following day we do mokoro and game walks on the island and the smaller islands in the area. The activities included are Mokoro trips, scenic boat tours and game walks on the island. Overnight Pepere Island in meru style tents with ensuite facilities.

Day 13: Kwando River

Departing the Delta by boat we return to our vehicle and we cross back into Namibia. We continue to the Eastern side of the Caprivi Strip and arrive at our lodge overlooking the flood plains of the Kwando River. Overnight Namushasha River Lodge.#

Day 14/15: Chobe River

Crossing into Botswana via the Chobe National Park we overnight on the banks of the Chobe River. Chobe is famous for its beautiful scenery, magnificent sunsets and abundance of wildlife and bird life. The following day we relax on a sunset game-viewing cruise on the Chobe River. Optional morning Game Drive (own account). Overnight Chobe Safari Lodge.#

Day 16: Victoria Falls

Dinners own account. We travel across the Zimbabwean border to Victoria Falls – without doubt one of the greatest and most spectacular sights in Africa. The afternoon and following morning is spent at leisure to browse the local markets, to experience the many optional activities on offer in the adrenalin capital of Africa including white water rafting, bungi jumping, microlighting/airplane or helicopter flights over the Falls, and to visit the Falls (own expense). Overnight Cresta Sprayview hotel.#

Day 17: Victoria Falls

After breakfast and check out, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight back to Australia, via Johannesburg.

2019 Departures
Northbound: Windhoek to Vic Falls
2019
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Ex Australia
Cost per person – 17 daysTwin ShareSingle Supplement
Jan – March 2019from $7,450from $1,020
Apr – June 2019from $7,600from $1,020
Jul – October 2019from $7,750from $1,020
Nov – December 2019from $7,600from $1,020

INCLUDES:

  • Return flights flying South African Airways ex Australia to Johannesburg/Windhoek
  • All taxes
  • 15 nights lodge, chalet and small hotel accommodation (all with en suite facilities)
  • Breakfast daily from Day 3
  • 11 dinners.

EXCLUDES:

  • Visas
  • Personal travel, medical and baggage insurance
  • Any items and services not featured on the itinerary
  • All services and items of a personal nature such as drinks, telephone calls and laundry
  • Tips, gratuity to driver/guides and porterage

Note: Local payment – Park Fee & Activity – ZAR2000 payable per person to the guide on arrival (approx $200).

Group size: 4–16 participants.

* Price and offer subject to availability, until further notice. Surcharges may apply, subject to availability of the class required for the domestic sectors. Single supplement dependant on departure. †Save up to $200 per person offer only valid when booked & deposit paid by 5pm, 31/10/18.

#Accommodation as stated or similar.

Safari Court Hotel

Desert Quiver Camp

The Delight

Ugab Terrace Lodge

Mokuti Lodge

Hakusembe River Lodge

Namushasha River Lodge

Chobe Safari Lodge

Cresta Sprayview Hotel


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