Etosha – translated as ‘the place of dry water’ – is a celebrated wildlife reserve in a dreamy, desert-like environment. This enchanting Journey introduces us to the myriad of wildlife that makes the arid Kalahari Basin their home.
|Itinerary Dates||From Price|
|01 Aug 2017to31 Dec 2018||$975.00|
Depart Windhoek and travel North via Outjo where we enjoy lunch (own account) and onward to Etosha National Park. This afternoon we enjoy the first game drive in our touring vehicle. Just before sunset we leave Etosha again and drive to our luxury safari lodge located outside the Park.
Accommodation: Etosha Safari Lodge or similar BD
Distance traveled today: 435km
At sunrise, we begin our full day excursion into Etosha National Park with our touring vehicle. Outside of the rainy season, Etosha’s resilient animals are dependent on artificial waterholes and natural springs. After a lunch stop at one of the rest camps within the park (own account) we continue exploring the various waterholes along this enormous saltpan, which forms part of the Kalahari Basin. At sundown, we return to our lodge for a sumptuous dinner under the stars.
Accommodation: Etosha Safari Lodge or similar BB, BD
Distance traveled today: 100km
This morning, we head toward Eastern Etosha enjoying another day of amazing animal encounters in our touring vehicle. Of the 114 mammals species found in the Park, several are rare and endangered like the black rhino or the black faced impala. Our guide will also introduce us to the complex subject of managing a game reserve of this magnitude. Upon arrival at our luxury lodge in Eastern Etosha, we are welcomed by a cool, green, tropical oasis nestled among vast indigenous gardens. The name ‘Mokuti’ means ‘in the forest’ in the Ovambo language. We are treated to a relaxing evening complimented by mouth-watering cuisine.
Accommodation: Mokuti Etosha Lodge or similar BB, BD
Distance traveled today: 120km
On departure from our desert oasis, we travel south toward Windhoek via the town of Okahandja where we will visit a local handcraft market. Our journey ends on arrival in Windhoek in the late afternoon.
Distance traveled today: 495km