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Desert, Rivers & Wildlife Adventure - Northbound - 15 Days / 14 Nights

Discover the stunning beauty of Namibia plus Botswana's extraordinary Okavango Delta before reaching magnificent Victoria Falls. Namibia's is a land of contrasts; from the world's highest sand dunes in its Kalahari Desert and the lunar landscapes of Damaraland, to its rugged coastline, its diverse tribes and game-filled Etosha National Park. In Botswana, you will explore its pristine Okavango and Chobe Rivers where an abundance of African wildlife and birdlife make their homes. The grand finale is surely one of nature's great spectacles - the mighty Victoria Falls where many adventure activities await you.

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Itinerary

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Day 1 Windhoek

The afternoon in Windhoek is free to explore the capital city of Namibia. Overnight Hotel Safari (or similar accommodation).

Days 2 & 3 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 Camp (or similar accommodation).
Included Meals: B

Days 4 & 5 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 sandboarding, quad biking, skydiving, kayaking, hot air ballooning or scenic flights over the vast Namib Desert. Overnight Hotel Zum Kaiser (or similar accommodation).
Included Meals: B

Day 6 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 (or similar accommodation).
Included Meals: B

Day 7 Himba Visit / Etosha National Park

In the morning we visit the Himba tribe, a semi-nomadic tribe, living in scattered settlements throughout the region. They are characterised by their proud yet friendly stature and the women are noted for their unusual beauty, enhanced by intricate hairstyles and traditional dress. A few hours are spent learning more about these fascinating people. After our visit we proceed to Etosha National Park where we enjoy our first game drive and relax by the floodlight waterhole in the evening. Overnight Halali Restcamp inside Etosha National Park (or similar accommodation).
Included Meals: B

Day 8 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 Namutoni Restcamp inside Etosha National Park (or similar accommodation).
Included Meals: B

Day 9 & 10 Okavango River

We enter the Caprivi Strip where we spend the night set amongst the lush vegetation overlooking the Okavango River. The following day is free for optional excursions (own account) such as bird walks, game drives, mokoro excursions. Overnight Ndhovu Safari Lodge (or similar accommodation).
Included Meals: B

Day 11 & 12 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 birdlife. We relax on a sunset game-viewing cruise on the Chobe River. Optional Game Drive (own account). Overnight Chobe Safari Lodge (or similar accommodation).
Included Meals: B

Day 13 & 14 Victoria Falls

We travel across the Zimbabwean border to Victoria Falls - without doubt one of the greatest and most spectacular sights in Africa. Days are 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, rhino walks, elephant back safaris, and to visit the Falls (own expense). Overnight on the banks of the Zambezi river at A’Zambezi River Lodge (or similar accommodation).
Included Meals: B

Day 15 Victoria Falls

Tour ends after breakfast.
Included Meals: B


Dates & Pricing

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Accommodations


Hotel Safari

Desert Camp

Hotel Zum Kaiser

Ugab Terrace Lodge

Halali Restcamp

Namutoni Rest Camp

Ndhovu Safari Lodge

A’Zambezi River Lodge

Included

- Meet and Greet on arrival
- All airport transfers throughout
- Accommodation as described (or similar)
- Ground transportation by 4x4 Safari vehicle
- Sightseeing as indicated inclusive of entrance fees
- Meals as described by BLD
- Services of professional English speaking guides

Not Included

- International airfares and departure taxes
- Meals not indicated
- Gratuities
- Items of a personal nature
- Optional tours
- Entry visa fees (if applicable)
- Travel insurance



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