Desert, Rivers & Wildlife Adventure . Northbound

Desert, Rivers & Wildlife Adventure . Northbound

$2450 per person

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.

Accommodations:

Hotel Safari
Desert Camp

Location: Namibia

Located just 5km from the entrance gate to Sossusvlei and Sesriem Canyon in the Namib Nauklauft Park is Desert Camp. The camp boasts an unparalleled 360 degree view of the desert and surrounding mountains. From the Camp there is a walking trail outlined that can be followed throughout the premises.

The Facilities:
- Fully Stocked and Serviced Bar
- Big Screen TV
- Swimming Pool
- Communal Bomas
- Adventure Centre

Hotel Zum Kaiser

Location: Sam Nujoma str 4, Swakopmund 9000, Namibia (Formerly Swakopmund Boutique Hotel)

Perfectly positioned on Sam Nujoma Avenue in the picturesque Swakopmund, the luxurious Hotel Zum Kaiser offers direct access to the beach and the town’s vibrant street life, quaint architecture, shopping and fine dining. This exclusive hotel houses 21 fully air-conditioned bedrooms, featuring full en-suite bathrooms and all modern amenities. Tastefully decorated with a touch of classic elegance dating from imperial times, the Hotel Zum Kaiser creates a truly authentic and intimate ambiance. Enjoy delectable cuisine at the on-site Bistro Zum Kaiser and sip sun-downers whilst experiencing the spectacular sunsets over the Atlantic from the hotel’s idyllic Roof Terrace. Hotel Zum Kaiser is fully equipped for conferences, banqueting and celebrations.

Features:
- Business Centre with Internet Access
- Free Breakfast
- Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
- Free Parking
- Restaurant
- Room Service
- Suites
- Wheelchair access

Ugab Terrace Lodge

Location: Damaraland , Namibia

The Ugab Terrace Lodge is situated on the vast plains of the Damaraland region in Namibia. In the vicinity there are natural wonders that can be observed such as the famous Vingerklip, Brandberg Mountains, the Petrified Forest and Twyfelfontein. Each bungalow is the lodge is an en-suite with a private verandah overlooking the plateau of the Damaraland.

The Facilities:
- Chalets
- Campsites
- Swimming Pools
- Wi-Fi
- Zip Line
- Mountain Bike Trails
- Walking Trails
- Nature Drives

Halali Restcamp

Location: Etosha National Park, Namibia

The Halali Restcamp is one of a few Restcamps located in the Etosha National Park. The camp is situated halfway between Namutoni and Okaukeujo rest camps and close to some of the most popular waterholes in the entire park, which enables guests to view animals or achieve that perfect picture. Halali Camp is unique in its accommodation as they offer camping as well as ‘Bush Chalets’ and double rooms.
The facilities:
- Restaurant
- Bar
- Pool
- Curio Shop
- Petrol Station
- Waterhole and view point

Namutoni Rest Camp

Location: Etosha National Park, Namibia

The Halali Restcamp is one of a few Restcamps located in the Etosha National Park. The camp is situated halfway between Namutoni and Okaukeujo rest camps and close to some of the most popular waterholes in the entire park, which enables guests to view animals or achieve that perfect picture. Halali Camp is unique in its accommodation as they offer camping as well as ‘Bush Chalets’ and double rooms.
The facilities:
- Restaurant
- Bar
- Pool
- Curio Shop
- Petrol Station
- Waterhole and view point

Ndhovu Safari Lodge

Location: Namibia

The Ndhovu Safari Lodge is located on the western banks of the Okavango River, just behind the Popa Falls and overlooks the famous Caprivi Game Park. The Lodge offers guests a unique riverboat safari experience aboard their boat ‘The Hippo’ as well as traditional safari lodging. The Lodge also offers a variety of guided tours around the Caprivi Game Park.

A’Zambezi River Lodge

Location: Zimbabwe

The A’Zambezi River Lodge is located in the heart of Victoria Falls on the banks of the Zambezi River within the borders of the Zambezi National Park. The Lodge offers a wide variety of well-appointed and air conditioned rooms, many of which face the river and National Park and surrounding gardens.

The Facilities:
- Airport transfers
- Business Centre
- Parking
- Wi-Fi
- Concierge Service
- Conference Facilities
- Curio Shop
- Swimming Pool
- Room Service
- Laundry and Pressing
- Taxi/ Shuttle

  • Destination
  • Departure Time
    Windhoek , Minimum 12 people
  • Dress Code
    Casual. Comfortable athletic clothing, hiking shoes, hat, light jacket.
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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).
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Day 15 Victoria Falls
Tour ends after breakfast. Included Meals: B
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InclusionsNot Included
Meet and Greet on arrivalInternational airfares and departure taxes
All airport transfers throughoutMeals not indicated
Accommodation as described (or similar)Gratuities
Ground transportation by 4x4 Safari vehicleItems of a personal nature
Sightseeing as indicated inclusive of entrance feesOptional tours
Meals as described by BLDEntry visa fees (if applicable)
Services of professional English speaking guidesTravel insurance