Kaokoveld – Etosha National Park – San – Chobe National Park

The remote Kaokoveld, the prolific wildlife of the Etosha National Park, the humble Bushmen as well as the abundance of game at the Chobe River will fascinate you.

WindhoekDay 1: Arrival in Windhoek
On you arrival at the Hosea Kutako International Airport you will be met for a private transfer to your hotel in Windhoek.
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.
Today Windhoek 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 is situated on top of a mountain offering a stunning views over the Klein Windhoek Valley.
The modern rooms are spacious and comfortably furnished and 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

Hotel Thule

DamaralandDay 2: Windhoek – Kaokoveld – Purros
In the morning you will be transferred to the Eros Airport where your pilot, who will accompany you throughout the tour, will be ready to start the fly-In safari with you.
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 3: Purros – Hoarusib
Explore this rugged and remote area on scenic drives where you might encounter the desert addapted elephants as well as other game species that have addapted to this harsh enviroment. Night drives, morning desert walk and a guided tour of a Himba village is included.

Full Board including activities
Okahirongo Elephant Lodge

Damaraland Epupa FallsDay 4: Purros – Etendeka
Today’s flight takes you to the Etendeka Concession comprising an area of 50 000 ha surrounded by layered mountains, flat-topped hills and plains strewn with basalt rock forming a dramatic landscape. This pristine area offers a pristine wilderness experience for geologist, astronomers and photographers.
Accommodation in shaded tents, rustic but very comfortable from where you can enjoy the peace and quietness of the open spaces.

Fully inclusive
Etendeka Mountain Camp

Day 5: Etendeka Mountains
Activities included are a guided nature walk and scenic drives.
Fauna and flora have adapted in a fascination way to this harsh and dry area in the north western parts of Namibia.
On you scenic drives you might encounter, as a bonus, the Hartmann’s mountain zebra, oryx, springbok, giraffe or perhaps even the desert adapted elephant or black rhino.

Fully inclusive
Etendeka Mountain Camp

Epupa Falls Etosha National ParkDay 6: Etendeka – Etosha National Park
Transfer back to the airstrip in the morning and fly to 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.

Full Board
The Mushara Outpost

Etosha National ParkDay 7: Etosha National Park
he Etosha National Park was proclaimed as Namibia’s first conservation area in 1907 by the then German government. With its current surface area of 22 912 km² it is one of the bigger parks in Africa.
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 dry and bleak expanse of white, shimmering with mirages on hot days. In local colloquial language the pan is referred to as the “great white place of dry water”. Some of the 114 mammal species found in the park are rare and endangered, such as the black rhino, cheetah and black-faced impala.
About 340 bird species occur in the park, about one third being migratory.
A morning and afternoon game drive is included.

Fully Board
The Mushara Outpost

Kalahari San BushmanDay 8: Etosha National Park – Kalahari – San Bushman
During the course of the morning you depart to the Nhoma Camp near Tsumkwe in the so-called Bushman land, which forms part of the Kalahari basin.
Nhoma Camp is a tented camp owned by the Ju/’hoan community of Nhoq’ma village. The camp can accommodate eight guests in twin safari tents, each with an adjoining grass-enclosed bathroom under Zambezi Teak trees on top of a dune.
The cultural experience is a guided activity, where you are shown, how the Ju/’hoansi have lived in the past and how they utilize the bush for food and medicine.

Fully Inclusive
Nhoma Camp

Bushman Cultural ExperienceDay 9: Bushman – Cultural Experience
Spend this day with the Bushmen community to learn more about their survival skills with the bare necessities.
Ancient skills such as fire making, rope making, setting of traps for birds and antelopes and hunting skills are demonstrated. Because the Ju/’hoansi are still active as hunters and dependent on the bush for their meals. There is lots of interaction between the visitors and the bushmen. The entire community participates in traditional games and dances.

Fully Inclusive
Nhoma Camp Tented Camp

Bushman land CapriviDay 10: Bushman Land – Caprivi
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

Day 11: Caprivi – 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 bird life that this region offers.
In the dry season (May to September), incredible herds of elephant can be viewed – in fact the largest concentration in Africa.

Fully Inclusive
Ichingo Chobe River Lodge

Chobe National Park

Day 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 Impalila Island.

Fully Inclusive
Ichingo Chobe River Lodge

Day 13: Caprivi – Windhoek
Return to Windhoek/Eros Airport in the course of the morning.
A private transfer takes you to the hotel.
You will have some time to spend at leisure relaxing at the hotel or do some last minute shopping in the city.

Hotel Thule

Day 14: Departure
A private transfer takes you from the hotel to the Hosea Kutako International Airport for your onward flight or international flight home.

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