Dates – On Demand
Duration: – 12 Nights / 13 Days or 18 Nights / 19 Days
Recommended add-on Tour: – 4 Nights – Cape Town
Meals: – (B – Breakfast, L – Lunch, D – Dinner)
* Accommodation is subject to availability, if the under mentioned accommodation is not available we shall endeavor to supply comparable facilities.
Midday arrival in Windhoek, where your guide will meet you upon arrival in Namibia’s capital, a charming city with a blend of African and European cultures, although much of the architecture reflects on the German influence. Enjoy a tour of the city sites, before check-in at your lodge. Dinner will be served at the famous Joe’s Beerhouse restaurant. Overnight in Windhoek.
Day 2 & 3:
Travel south to the small town of Keetmanshoop, visit the Kokerboom Forest and Giants Play Ground on route. Overnight in Keetmanshoop. The next day we visit the Fish River Canyon, which is the second largest of its kind in the world. After visiting the viewpoints and exploring the lip of the canyon, we return to Keetmanshoop for the night.
Day 4 & 5:
Leaving the canyon behind us, we continue north into the true Namib Desert, with its continually shifting barchans’ dunes, barren landscape and an awe-inspiring sense of space. Watch a dramatic sunrise over the world’s largest dunes, then walk the awesome Sossusvlei dunes, visit Dead Valley and explore Sesriem Canyon.
Day 6, 7 & 8:
Travel via the Kuiseb Canyon and Walvis Bay to Swakopmund a coastal town surrounded by lunar landscapes and the prehistoric Welwitchia plants. Enjoy the next couple of days at leisure to explore the town, with its beautiful beaches, markets, curio shops and huge variety of optional activities, such as golf, camel rides, fishing, desert tours, flights and day tours to – Cape Cross, Welwitschia Mirabilis, Moon Landscape, Sandwich Harbour and seal colonies. Dinners can be enjoyed at a number of good restaurants in town. Spend the next 3 x nights in Swakopmund.
Day 9 & 10:
Travel to the Etosha National Park, one of the famous parks of Southern Africa. Visit the “Dinosaur Footprints” on route. Spend two days in Etosha in search of black rhino, lion, elephant, leopard and a host of other animals. The dinners will be served as a traditional “braai” – barbeque & “potjie” – stew, prepared by your guide. Overnight in the park.
Depart after breakfast from Etosha via Namutoni Gate, visit Lake Otjikoto outside Tsumeb. Enjoy an interesting visit to the very unique Hoba Meteorite, before continuing to our overnight stay which is the 22 000 hector Okonjima private reserve and home of the Africat Foundation – the world’s largest cheetah and leopard release program.
Optional activity: Evening / sunset open vehicle safari with camp ranger.
Morning at leisure at Okonjima, included is a visit to the cheetah / leopard enclosure, before we transfer you back to Windhoek where we stay the night or it is off to Rundu in Kavango Land, overnight on the south bank of the Kavango River on the Namibia / Angola border.
Optional activities: Morning open vehicle safari with camp ranger and Bushman Hiking Trail
Day 13 & 14:
Breakfast and a morning at leisure. We will then transfer you to the airport to catch your connecting flight back to O R Tambo in Johannesburg or your direct flight home or set off after breakfast for Kasane / Chobe, where you will have the next 3 days to relax and explore the beauty of Chobe – Botswana, an area that is home to Africa’s largest concentration of elephant. There are daily safaris and boat cruises scheduled from our lodge to the Chobe National Park. Overnight at Kasane – Botswana
Accommodation: Chobe Safari Lodge (B, D & Game Activities)
Cross the border at Kazungula to Zimbabwe for a visit to one of the natural wonders of the world and there is no finer place to immerse yourself in the majesty of the Victoria Falls. Enjoy lunch on the terrace of the Victoria Falls Hotel, also known as the “Grand Old Lady”, before returning to Kasane for the night.
Leisurely morning in Kasane before visiting a unique border post, on a river cruise to the confluence of the Chobe & Zambezi Rivers. This is the “only place in the world where 4 countries meet”, namely Botswana, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe. After lunch, we travel to Nata for the night.
Day 17 & 18:
Travel back to South Africa and Madikwe on the Botswana border, the third largest game reserve in South Africa. Arrive in time for lunch and an evening game drive. Explore the African bush, in search of the “Big 5” and a host of other animals. This reserve is also well known for its cheetah and cape wild dog populations. Overnight in Madikwe Game Reserve.
After breakfast, a leisurely morning / game drive we travel to O R Tambo International in Johannesburg to catch your evening flight home.
Recommended – Cape Town Add-on Tour:
Travel to Johannesburg, catch your flight to Cape Town. Your guide will meet you on arrival in Cape Town to transfer you to your hotel. Dinner can be enjoyed at one of the numerous restaurants on the V & A Waterfront. Overnight in Cape Town.
Take a scenic drive around the “Cape Peninsula”. Visit Hout Bay and the Cape Fur Seal colony on Duiker Island, Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve, Cape of Good Hope, Cape Point and Boulders – Penguins. Optional and weather permitting – we take the cableway up Table Mountain. Evening at leisure. Overnight in Cape Town.
A day at leisure, where you can do the following optional activities – a city orientation tour of South Africa’s beautiful Mother City on the “hop-on hop-off bus” or visit a local township or visit Robben Island where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for 17 years or visit to Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens or visit one of the numerous beautiful beaches around the Cape or for the energetic – take a hike up Table Mountain or for the brave – shark cage diving. Evening at leisure. Overnight in Cape Town.
Wine tasting and cellar tour at one of the wine estates along the Cape’s world-renowned Stellenbosch Wine Route, also spend some time in the historical towns of Stellenbosch and Franschhoek. Enjoy your farewell dinner at Vijff Vlieghen (Five Flies) Restaurant. Overnight in Cape Town.
Morning at leisure. Lunch at the V & A Waterfront, time for last minute shopping and weather permitting an optional helicopter flip over the “Cape Peninsula”. Transfer to Cape Town International Airport for your flight home.
Air tickets – Johannesburg to Cape Town – add-on, accommodation (3-5*), transport, guide, meals as indicated, porter-age, conservation and all entrance fees to places of interest.
Air tickets (international flight), passport and visa fees, airport tax, insurance, phone calls, facsimiles, beverages, gratuities, items of a personal nature, excess baggage and optional excursions not included in the tour.