Rating in Zimbabwe

15 Day Southern Adventurer (Camping)

Tour details
Destinations: Victoria Falls, Chobe National Park, Etosha National Park, Swakopmund
Guide language: English
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Safari Highlights:
Victoria Falls, Chobe National Park, Mudumu National Park, Eastern Caprivi, Okavango Delta, Etosha National Park, Himba Experience, Rock art in Brandberg and Twyfelfontein; Swakopmund
A small group, non participation, part camping, part accommodated safari from Victoria Falls to Swakopmund through Zimbabwe, Botswana and Namibia
2017 Rate (valid until 31 December 2017) Per person sharing US$2,195 Single supplement US$169 Local payment ZAR1,930 French/German Guide Supplement EUR45
Day 1 Lokuthula Lodge or similar, Victoria Falls On arrival into Victoria Falls, you will be met and transferred to your Lodge. You have the remainder of the day at leisure. This evening you will meet your guide and the rest of the group for your pre-departure meeting.
Day 2 & 3 Chobe Safari Lodge Campsite or similar, Chobe National Park, Botswana This morning your guide will take you on a tour of the mighty Victoria Falls, known by the local Kololo tribe as Mosi oa Tunya- “the Smoke that thunders. A mid-morning departure takes you from Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe on to Botswana. In the afternoon we go on a cruise on the Chobe River, a truly unforgettable experience and one of the best ways to view the wildlife and the spectacular sunset. Chobe, which is the second largest national park in Botswana and covers 10,566 square km, has one of the greatest concentrations of elephant found on the African continent. (BLD)(BLD) Distance: 95km; Departure 08h00
Day 4 Camp Kwando or similar, Caprivi, Namibia Leaving Botswana, we drive through Chobe National Park before crossing over into Namibia and driving through the Caprivi to our camp on the banks of the Kwando River. The afternoon is at leisure to enjoy a number of optional activities or sit back and relax and take in the sights and sounds of the Kwando River. (BLD) Distance: 260km; Departure: 08h00
Days 5&6 Guma Lagoon Campsite or similar, Okavango Delta, Botswana We leave our camp on the Caprivi for Etsha13, on the western border of the Okavango Delta in Botswana. Unlike other deltas, it flows into the Kalahari Desert without reaching the coast, which makes it unique. Enroute to camp you will go on a game drive to the Mahangu National Park. Mahangu National Park is rich in fauna and flora. In the park you have the chance of spotting game, such as sable and roan antelopes, elephants, hippos, buffalos, and many other antelopes. For bird watchers the Mahangu National Park offers more than 420 different bird species. The next day is spent exploring the network of water pathways through thick vegetation in mokoros (traditional dugout canoes), discovering a variety of birds and wildlife and will stop at a secluded island to take a 1½ hour guided walk hoping to spot elephants, waterbuck or other animals living in this water filled paradise.(BLD)/(BLD) Distance: 390km, Departure: 08h00
Days 7 Kaisosi River Lodge or similar, Kavango River, Namibia Leaving Botswana, into Namibia and head along the Caprivi to Rundu. We make our way to Kaisosi River Lodge and spend a relaxing afternoon at our lodge on the banks of the Kavango River. Optional activities such as a visit to a traditional village and school or a sunset cruise are available. Alternatively just relax by the pool with a sundowner listening to the sounds of Mother Nature. (BL) Distance: 380km; Departure 07h00.
Days 8 - 10 Etosha National Park, Namibia Day 8 - Namutoni Campsite or similar Day 9 & 10 - Okaukuejo Campsite or similar The following morning we head off to Etosha National Park. We fill the next 3 days with game drives in the hopes of spotting lion, leopard and rhino as well as cheetah, giraffe, zebra and the numerous different types of antelope the park has to offer. Our nights are spent at the flood lit waterholes encountering the parks various nocturnal animals as they come to drink. Etosha Game park was declared a National Park in 1907, it is home to approx. 114 mammal species, 340 bird species, 110 reptile species, 16 amphibian species and, surprisingly, one species of fish. (BLD)(BL)(BLD) Distance: 435/150km/100km; Departure 08h00
Day 11 Oase Garni Guesthouse or similar, Kamanjab We leave the wild animals behind at Etosha and move onto the spectacular scenery of Damaraland. Our final destination for the day will be Kamanjab. Depending on the time of arrival we go and explore a traditional Himba village this afternoon or the next morning. This will be a journey of culture exchange, learning and understanding of the last traditional tribe in Namibia, the Ova-Himba. (BLD) Distance: 280km; Departure 07h00
Day 12 Brandberg White Lady Lodge or similar, Brandberg On our journey today we will stop to see ancient Bushmen paintings at Twyfelfontein as well as the Petrified Forest, the trees of which are estimated to be 250 million years old. Twyfelfontein was named a World Heritage site in 2007, the first in the country. We continue to Brandberg, the highest mountain in Namibia. Either this afternoon or the next morning we take a walk to visit the “White Lady” one of the most famous rock paintings in the area. The footpath to the site offers spectacular views over the plains of Damaraland. (BLD) Distance: 350km; Departure 07h00
Days 13&14 Hotel A La Mer or similar, Swakopmund We move westwards across the flat desert plains to reach the cold Atlantic coastline. As we follow the Skeleton Coast on our way to Swakopmund we visit Cape Cross - the largest breeding place of the Cape Fur Seals. We arrive into the charming coastal town of Swakopmund, where you will have the opportunity to partake in a few of the many optional activities that are offered over the next two days. Alternatively just soak up the atmosphere of this little quaint German town and enjoy its beauty and beaches. (BL/B) Distance: 330km; Departure 08h00
Day 15 End of tour Your tour ends after this morning. We can arrange an airport transfe to Walvis Bay airport on r on request (own expense). We hope to welcome you on one of our African adventures soon. (B)
All tour descriptions and conditions are given in accordance with the information of Chameleon Holidays
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