Namib Desert – Kaokoveld – Himba – Etosha National Park – Caprivi – Chobe National Park – Victoria Falls

WindhoekDay 1: Arrival in Namibia – Windhoek
On your arrival at the Hosea Kutako International Airport you will be met for your private transfer to Windhoek and your hotel.
Windhoek is the capital city of the Republic of Namibia and is located in the central Khomas Region, with about 350 000 inhabitants. The hot springs in the area attracted early settlers of Windhoek, then known as Ai//Gams (fire water). Windhoek was founded on 18 October 1890, by Curt Von François and is a bustling city featuring modern multiple story buildings next to historical buildings of the early 1900.
Excellent restaurants and shopping malls offer an insight to the multi-culture of Namibia.

Hotel Thule on top of a mountain offers a stunning view over the Klein Windhoek Valley.
The modern rooms are spacious and comfortably furnished.
The restaurant offers delicious meals which can be enjoyed with the beautiful view.
A swimming pool and the terrace invite you to relax and unwind.

A guided city tour of Windhoek is included.

Bed/Breakfast
Hotel Thule

Windhoek Sossusvlei SwakopmundDay 2: Windhoek – Sossusvlei – Swakopmund
Early morning transfer to the Eros Airport where you will meet your pilot, who will accompany you through-out your fly-in safari in Namibia.
Your first destination is the Sossusvlei, the Dead Vlei and the Sesriem Canyon.
The Sossusvlei is a clay pan surrounded by star-shaped dunes, reaching a height of 325m, the highest in the world.
Visit the Sesriem Canyon, where centuries of erosion have incised a narrow gorge about 1km in length plunging down 30m to 40m, with pools of water that become replenished after good rains. Sesriem derives its name form the time when early pioneers tied six lengths of rawhide thongs together to draw water from the pools.
Enjoy a good lunch before you fly to Swakopmund. Weather permitting your flight takes you over the dunes and the southern parts of the Skeleton Coast. Here you can see ship wrecks and remains of old diamond mines.
Swakopmund is a popular seaside resort because of its old-world charm and relaxed atmosphere. Lush green lawns, palm trees and public gardens enhance this quaint desert town, hedged by the desert and the sea.
The Hansa Hotel offers a relaxed, but personal approach to service. Each room is individually decorated. The restaurant is renowned for seafood and game specialties and also offers a unique wine list.

Lunch at the Sossusvlei Lodge
Bed/Breakfast
Hansa Hotel

SwakopmundDay 3: Swakopmund
In the morning explore the Living Desert. This is an exciting tour into the dunes near Swakopmund, with Fauna and Flora that you would not expect in this barren area. Snakes and chameleons are some of the creatures to be found on this exciting tour.
The afternoon is free for you to explore the little boutiques, shops and the museum in Swakopmund.

Bed/Breakfast
Hansa Hotel

Epupa fallsDay 4: Swakopmund -Hoarusib River – Purros
In the course of the morning you depart from Swakopmund. Your flight takes you north across the rugged mountains of the Kaokoveld to the Huarusib River near Purros a remote Himba village.
In the Hoarusib River fountains provide water through out the year for the cattle of the Himba as well as the desert dwelling elephants, springbuck and oryx. The winter thorn acacias in the river valley provide protein rich food in the dry winter months for the animals.
The Okahirongo Elephant Lodge is situated on a mountain slope overlooking the Hoarusib River and the surrounding mountains and is one of Namibia’s more remote destinations, located in the Purros Conservancy.
The luxurious rooms offer a unique desert experience. The main area offers two open air lounges, a library and a swimming pool.
The delicious meals are enhanced by fresh produces from the organic garden of the lodge.

Full Board including activities
Okahirongo Elephant Lodge

Day 5: Hoarusib River
Explore this rugged and remote area on scenic drives where you might encounter the desert adapted elephants as well as other game species that have adapted to this harsh environment. Night drives, morning desert walk and a guided tour of a Himba village is included.

Full Board including activities
Okahirongo Elephant Lodge

Day 6: Purros – Etosha National Park
The onward flight takes you over the mountains of the Kaokoveld and the vast and white Etosha Pan, the white salt pan that forms the center piece of the Etosha National Park.
The Mushara Outpost is situated only 10km from the entrance to the park, offering accommodation in custom made tents on wooden decks nestled under “mushara” trees. A large glass sliding door leads into the tent, all windows and doors are covered with fly-screen to keep air in and insects out.
The old farm house with tall walls, and corrugated iron roof and a large wrap around veranda was converted into the main building and restaurant. The ambiance is friendly, warm and extremely comfortable with a homely atmosphere.
Enjoy your first game drive in the park in the afternoon. Today’s Etosha National Park was proclaimed as Namibia’s first conservation area in 1907 by the then German government. The surface area of the park is 22 912 km² with many natural and man-made water holes.

Full Board including an afternoon game drive
The Mushara Outpost

Etosha national parkDay 7: Etosha National Park
Consisting of saline desert, savannah and woodlands, its definitive feature is the Etosha Pan, a vast, shallow depression of approximately 5 000 km². For the greater part of the year the pan is a bleak expanse of white, cracked mud which, on most days shimmers with mirages. In local language the pan is referred to as the “great white place of dry water”.
Several of the 114 mammal species found in the park are rare and/or endangered, including the black rhino and black-faced impala. Over 340 bird species have been recorded in the park.
A morning and afternoon game drive is included.

Full Board including game drives
The Mushara Outpost

Etosha naitional park capriviDay 8: Etosha National Park – Caprivi
Departure in the morning for your flight into the Caprivi and the Kwando River.Transfer from the airstrip to the Nkasa Lupala Tented Lodge, situated in the Kwando-Linyanti river system, close to the Mamili National Park in the Zambezi region of the Caprivi.
The luxury en-suite tents are build on wooden platforms interlinked with a network of walkways with the central dining and lounge area.
The lodge is not fenced and game roams the area freely, giving you the feeling of remote wilderness and adventure.

Full Board including activities
Nkasa Lupala Tented Camp

Caprivi BwabwataDay 9: Caprivi – Linyanti Swamps
Explore this beautiful area with its vibrant bird life and exciting game viewing experiences.
Big herds of buffalo and elephants roam this area as well as various antelopes like lechwe and impala. Predators like lion and leopard are seen often.
Enjoy exciting game viewing on guided game drives or boat cruises on the channels of the Linyanti swamps.

Full board including activities
Nkasa Lupala Tented

Day 10: Caprivi –Chobe National Park
Fly to the Impalila Island, the tip of the Caprivi and the Chobe River in the morning, The Ichingo Chobe River Lodge is situated where the two major rivers, the Chobe and Zambezi, and four countries meet, opposite the Botswana town of Kasane.
Ichingo Chobe River Lodge, a true tented camp offering a real African experience, offers large double Meru tents with thatched en-suite bathrooms, overlooking the Chobe River Rapids. The main lodge buildings are built over the river and consisting of a lounge and bar with a separate dining room, all under thatch and situated under large shady trees
Guided walks on the island offer an insight into traditional communal village life. Superb game viewing is possible by boat on the Chobe River along the Chobe National Park where herds of elephant and other game come to the river to drink.

Fully Inclusive
Ichingo Chobe River Lodge

Chobe national parkDay 11: Chobe National Park
From Ichingo Chobe River Lodge you can enjoy the abundant wildlife of the Chobe National Park. Game viewing is by boat and being on the river allows you to get closer to the large variety of game including elephant, buffalo, giraffe, kudu, waterbuck and the shy Chobe bushbuck. Entertainment on the riverbanks is provided by large troops of baboons. Within the river itself, there are numerous hippos and crocodiles to add to the unending display of profuse wildlife and birdlife that this region offers.
In the dry season (May to September), incredible herds of elephant can be viewed – in fact the largest concentration in Afric

Fully Inclusive
Ichingo Chobe River Lodge

Chobe national park - Victoria fallsDay 12: Chobe National Park – Victoria Falls
Boat transfer in the morning to Kasane for a half day excursion to the Victoria Falls. The Victoria Falls or Mosi-oa-Tunya (the Smoke that Thunders) are situated in Zambezi River between the countries of Zambia and Zimbabwe. The Falls are, by some measures, the most enormous waterfall in the world, as well as being among the most unusual in form.
Return to Kasane in the afternoon and boat transfer back Imaplila Island.

Fully Inclusive
Ichingo Chobe River Lodge

Day 13: Chobe National Park – Windhoek
After breakfast you fly back to Windhoek, where you spend the last evening of your travels in Namibia.
You will be transferred from the Eros Airport to Hotel Thule.

Bed/Breakfast
Hotel Thule

Day 14: Windhoek
Today you will be transferred from your hotel to the Hosea Kutako International Airport for your international flight home.

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