Great Southern Africa Lodge Safari

Spend three weeks exploring Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe, experiencing the wildlife, culture and scenery only Africa can deliver. From marvelling at the Victoria Falls to the breath-taking magnitude of Namibia’s dunes and big game interaction – this tour combines all the comforts of lodge accommodation with an unforgettable safari experience.

Highlights:

- Windhoek – delightful capital city of Namibia

- Sossusvlei – Visit the world’s highest sand dunes and Sesriem Canyon

- Swakopmund – Charming coastal German town – optional activities

- Etosha – Full day game drives

- Rundu – Visit local Kavango fishing community

- Caprivi Strip – Sunset cruise to Popa Falls & game viewing in Mahangu National Park

- Okavango Delta – Traditional mokoro excursion

- Moremi region – Day and night game drives

- Makgadigadi Pans – visit to the Nata Bird Sanctuary

- Chobe – Game drive and sunset cruise on the Chobe River

- Hwange National Park – full day game viewing

- Victoria Falls – Sunset cruise on the Zambezi River

Your Journey

Summary of Inclusions:

  • Sunset boat cruise on the Chobe River
  • 2 nights Nxai Pan National Park
  • 2 Nights on the Chobe River in the Chobe National Park
  • Central Okavango Delta & mokoro excursions
  • Motorboat in the Delta
  • Optional Game/Scenic Delta flight (EUR 120 per person, subject to change)
  • 3 nights Moremi Game Reserve
  • 3 nights Chobe National Park
  • Optional visit to the Victoria Falls, (US$20, subject to change)
  • 1 night at a comfortable lodge in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Day 1 WINDHOEK, NAMIBIA

Arrive Namibia’s capital city, Windhoek and meet your guide for a briefing.

Days 2 & 3 SOSSUSVLEI, NAMIBIA

Travel to the Namib Naukluft National Park, considered to be the oldest desert in the world. Visit the world’s highest sand dunes at Sossusvlei and Deadvlei. These dunes, which can reach heights of over 300 m, are absolutely spectacular. Also stop to view the Sesriem Canyon, which was carved millions of years ago by the Tsauchab River.

Days 4 & 5 NAMIB NAUKLUFT NATIONAL PARK TO SWAKOPMUND, NAMIBIA

Drive through the Namib Naukluft National Park, home to some of the rarest plant and animal species in the world. Sightings of the unique fauna and flora are a must on a Namibian safari. The animals of this harsh landscape include the oryx, springbok and Hartmann’s Mountain Zebra. Stop in the small town of Walvis Bay where you may spot a variety of birds including flamingo’s in the lagoon. Arrive at the charming coastal town of Swakopmund.

DAY 6 SWAKOPMUND TO ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK

Journey towards Namibia’s best-known highlight of the north – Etosha National Park.

DAYS 7 & 8 ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK, NAMIBIA

The next two days explore Etosha National Park with game drives in the hopes of spotting lion, leopard, elephant and rhino as well as cheetah, giraffe, zebra and the numerous types of antelope the park has to offer. Our nights are spent at the flood-lit waterholes or viewpoints encountering the park’s various nocturnal animals that come to drink.

DAY 9 ETOSHA TO OKAVANGO RIVER, NAMIBIA

Leave Etosha and drive further north to the town of Rundu. Here we visit the Mbunza Living Museum, a traditional cultural school and communal business for the local Kavango people who make a living from fishing, tending cattle and cultivating crops. Arrive our lovely lodge on the banks of the Okavango Delta.

DAY 10 CAPRIVI REGION, NAMIBIA

Travel eastwards to the western Caprivi region. Enjoy a sunset cruise to Popa Falls.

DAY 11 MAHANGU NATIONAL PARK, NAMIBIA

Enjoy a morning game drive in the Greater Bwabwata National Park, which extends from the Kavango River in the west to the Kwando River in the east and incorporates the Mahangu Game Reserve. Elephant, roan, kudu and buffalo are amongst the animals likely to be seen as well as prolific birdlife.

DAY 12 MAUN BOTSWANA

Leave the Caprivi and travel south to Maun, the gateway to the Okavango Delta and Moremi Game Reserve. Option to book a scenic flight over the Okavango Delta.

DAY 13 MAUN TO GREATER MOREMI, BOTSWANA

Take a short drive to the mokoro station. From here, we will float in these traditional dug-out canoes through the thick vegetation of the Okavango Delta discovering a variety of birds and wildlife. After this spectacular excursion, we make our way to our mobile bush camp, on an unfenced private concession, which is situated in the Greater Moremi region.

DAY 14 GREATER MOREMI, BOTSWANA

In an open 4x4 vehicle we will explore the Moremi Game Reserve on morning and afternoon game drives hopefully spotting a variety of game that frequent this region. This large area is renowned for its concentration of mammals and it is not unusual to see many different types of wildlife during just one game drive.

DAY 15 GREATER MOREMI TO NATA, BOTSWANA

leave the bush behind and travel east towards the Makgadikgadi Pans, once a large river fed lake, however the pans are now saline and empty. In the afternoon we visit the Nata Bird Sanctuary.

DAYS 16 & 17 NATA TO CHOBE, BOTSWANA

Head north to Kasane, the gateway to the Chobe National Park. Chobe, which is the second largest national park in Botswana and covers 10,566 square km, has one of the greatest concentrations of elephant found on the African continent. See the wildlife of the Chobe National Park on a morning game drive, with the hope of spotting big game up close. In the afternoon relax on a sunset cruise on the Chobe River, a truly unforgettable experience and one of the best ways to view the animals as they come down to drink, as well as the spectacular African sunset.

DAYS 18 & 19 CHOBE TO HWANGE NATIONAL PARK, ZIMBABWE

Cross the border into Zimbabwe and onto Hwange National Park, one of Africa's finest havens for wildlife and is home to vast herds of elephant, buffalo, and zebra and a large concentration of giraffe. It is also home to many predators and endangered species plus varied birdlife.

DAY 20 VICTORIA FALLS, ZIMBABWE

Drive northwards to Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. In the afternoon we have a relaxing sunset cruise on the mighty Zambezi River. The rest of the day is free to visit the mighty Falls. Take your raincoat!

DAY 21 VICTOTRIA FALLS, ZIMBABWE

Safari arrangements end after breakfast.

Schedule

2019: 20 Jan – 9 Feb, 17 Feb – 9 Mar, 10 – 30 Mar, 19 Apr – 9 May, 18 May – 7 Jun, 25 May – 14 Jun, 4 – 24 Jun, 16 Jul – 5 Aug, 10 – 30 Aug, 17 Sep – 7 Oct, 27 Oct – 16 Nov, 14 Nov – 4 Dec, 8 – 28 Dec.

Price 2019

Please note that pricing is per person in US Dollars

2019: Share twin/double US$4,775. Single room supplement US$1,075. National Park fees US$350 per person.

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Meals

Breakfast daily. 16 Lunches, 15 Dinners.

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