Caprivi – Chobe National Park – Victoria Falls – Okavango Delta – Central
Day 1: Arrival Windhoek
Upon your arrival at the Windhoek International Airport you will be met and transferred into town for the handover of your rental vehicle.
Windhoek, the capital city of the Republic of Namibia, 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.
Overnight at the Casa Piccolo, situated in a quiet suburb of Windhoek.
Situated in the Klein Windhoek Valley, the tastefully furnished Casa Piccolo offers comfortable rooms surrounded by a big and well maintained garden. Relax at the sparkling pool after your flight.
Day 2: Windhoek – Grootfontein
Depart from Windhoek and drive via Okahandja, Otjiwarongo, Otavi and Grootfontein to Fiume Lodge.
Situated just North of Grootfontein the Fiume Lodge offers the ideal stop-over on your way into the Caprivi and the Victoria Falls.
The Lodge is part of a private game farm and active cattle farm.
A large and well maintained garden is the centerpiece of the lodge, with all rooms facing out onto the green lawns.
In front of the restaurant a waterhole attracts many game species found on the farm.
Day 3: Bushman
Enjoy a half-day excursion to the Bushmen (San), to learn about their culture, village live, making of jewelry, tools and weapons. On a guided walk they will explain some herbs and plants they use for medicinal purposes. Their hunting skills will be demonstrated to you.
Day 4: Grootfontein – Mahangu National Park
Proceed north towards Rundu and Bagani/Divundu in the Caprivi. As you pass the veterinary fence a different Namiba will be presented to you. Cattle herds graze along the side of the road, pottery and carvings are sold along the road and cattle drawn sledges are used to transport water, wood etc.
The Nunda Lodge is situated on the Kavango River close to the Popa Falls, the Mahango-, Buffalo Park and the Bwabwata National Park.
The lodge offers accommodation in spacious bungalows or comfortable safari tents overlooking the Kavongo River as it crosses Namibia on its way to the Okavango Delta in Botswana.
Meals are served in the spacious restaurant or on the large deck on the river banks.
Activities offered at Nunda River Lodge include game drives, boat trips and fishing, mokoro (Canoe) trips as well as traditional village walks.
Nunda Safari Lodge
Day 5: Mahangu – Kongola
An early morning game drive through the Mahango National Park is very rewarding.
In terms of habitat and game and bird species the Mahango Game Reserve on the western banks of the Okavango River is one of Namibia’s most captivating and species-rich conservation areas. Main features of the Mahango are enormous baobab trees, flood plains and large herds of elephant, buffalo and red lechwe, many different antelopes and more than 400 bird species.
Travel through the Bwabwater National Park to Kongola and the Kwando River.
Mazambala Island Lodge is situated on an island in the flood-plains of the Kwando River near Kongola.
At times the lodge can only be reached by boat and cars are left at a secure parking place on higher grounds.
Thatched rooms, all equipped with mosquito nets, look out onto the river. Fall asleep at night while listening to the noises of the hippos.
From the main building, built on stilts you can overlook the flood plains and watching grazing antelopes.
Mazambala Island Lodge
Day 6: Bwabwater National Park – Kwando River
The Mazambala Island Lodge offers various interesting activities such as guided game drives in the Bwabwater National Park, known for their big herds of elephants, boat cruises on the Kwando River and guided walks.
These activities are optional and can be booked and payed for at the lodge.
Mazambala Island Lodge
Day 7: Kongola – Kasane -Chobe National Park
Proceed via Katima Mulilo and cross the border at the Ngoma Bridge into Botswana. On your way to Kasane you pass the Chobe National Park.
In Kasane the Chobe Safari Lodge is situated on the banks of the Chobe River and bordering the Chobe National Park.
The lodge offers comfortable accommodation in modernly furnished rooms in a well kept garden.
The main area is on a huge wooden deck overlooking the Chobe River.
Enjoy an afternoon boat cruise on the Chobe River in the Chobe National Park.
The park is known for its big herds of elephants, buffalo and hippopotamus. This is also a birders paradise.
Dinner/Bed/Breakfast including 1 boat cruise
Chobe Safari Lodge
Day 8: Chobe National Park
The Chobe River is the border between Namibia and Botswana and the main water source of the Chobe National park in the North.
The Chobe Park has the highest concentration of elephants in Africa, as well as huge herds of buffalo, bushbuck and Puku, hippos and crocodiles are seen on game drives in the park and boat cruises on the river. Predators like lion and leopard are regularly seen.
A morning game drive and an afternoon boat cruise are included.
Chobe Safari Lodge
Day 9: Kasane – Victoria Falls
This morning you leave on a guided day tour to Victoria Falls. The Victoria Falls or Mosi-oa-Tunya (the Smoke that Thunders) are situated in the 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. You have the opportunity to visit the craft market in Victoria Falls.
Lunch in Victoria Falls is included.
Return to Kasane in the afternoon.
Chobe Safari Lodge
Day 10: Kasane – Nata
Proceed south to Nata situated on the northern shore of the Sowa pan, part of the gigantic Magkadigkadi Pans. In June/July thousands of flamingos breed in the the Sowa pans.
The Nata Lodge is an oasis situated close to the entrance to the Nata Sanctuary and the Sowa Pans.
Under shady trees the spacious en-suits tents are placed around the main building.
Mostly meals are served in the garden.
Various optional activities are offered.
Day 11: Nata – Maun
Continue from here past Gweta to Maun, the hub to the Okavango Delta.
The Thamalekane River Lodge is situated on the banks of the river a few kilometers outside the bustling town of Maun.
Enjoy the tranquility of the slow passing river from the deck, or delicious meals from the restaurant.
The well-appointed rooms are stylishly furnished and built under enormous trees.
Thamalekane River Lodge
Day 12: Maun – Okavango Delta – Moremi Crossing
Parked your car safely here at the Thamalekane River Lodge. They will transfer you to Maun Airport in time for your transfer flight into the Okavango Delta to the Moremi Crossing Camp situated on the small palm fringed and treed island near Chief’s Island.
Accommodation is in large safari tents, each with en-suite bathrooms consisting of shower and toilet. Enjoy the magical views of the Delta from your private deck. The central mess area is built on a high raised wooden deck overlooking the Boro River onto Chiefs Island.
Day 13/14: Okavango Delta
Explore the Okavango Delta by mokoro (dug out canoes), game walks and motor boat cruises.
Qualified guides will accompany you and at all times, showing you the kaleidoscope of the fauna and flora of the Okavango Delta.
Day 15: Okavango Delta – Maun – Ghanzi
Depart from the Delta in the morning and return to Maun to collect your car. Drive from Maun to Edo’s Camp located close to Ghanzi in the western Kalahari Desert. This private 120,000 hectare sanctuary is home to seven of Botswana’s endangered white rhino population, as well as numerous species of plants, birds and mammals, many unique to the region.
This remote camp overlooks an active waterhole and accommodates guests in twin bedded luxury tents set on decks and under thatch. Relax on the deck in front of the main building watching a steady parade of antelope and rhinos quenching their thirst at the waterhole. This is a fine way to end this day.
Day 16: Ghanzi – Buitepos Boarder Post
After a relaxed breakfast depart and drive via Ghanzi to the Namibian boarder post Buitepos. From here it is not far to the Kalahari Bush Breaks Lodge on the farm Elandsbult.
Comfortable rooms are surrounded by a well maintained garden overlooking a waterhole. The meals are served in a spacious lapa. Enjoy the warm hospitality of the owners and hosts of the lodge.
Kalahari Bush Breaks Lodge
Day 17: Kalahari Bush Breaks – Windhoek
Return to Windhoek via the town Gobabis, driving through Namibia’s so-called “cattle land”
Day 18: Departure
Spend the day in Windhoek. Return the rental car before it is time for your transfer to the airport and your departure flight.
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