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Arrival (See Getting There for more details)

Arrival (See Getting There for more details)

  • You'll be collected from the airport.
  • Accommodation before the tour starts can be arranged for an extra cost.

Day 1

Windhoek

Windhoek

On arrival, you will be met by the car rental company representative and transferred to their offices in Windhoek to complete all rental procedures. Once done, we'll arrange for you to meet with our meet and greet representative to hand over your travel documents and travel package including your map.
Casa Piccolo Guesthouse is situated in a quiet area of Windhoek and close to the city centre. This is the perfect place to unwind from a long flight and to acclimatize to your surroundings.

Main Destination:
Windhoek (City, Namibia)
Accommodation:
Casa Piccolo
  • Mid-range guest house located in or near Windhoek
Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)
  • Drinks not included

Day 2

Windhoek - Okonjima Private Nature Reserve

Windhoek - Okonjima Private Nature Reserve

Today you'll have about a three-hour drive north of Windhoek on the B1 Road. Your destination is Okonjima and the AfriCat Foundation. Apart from the beautiful location, stunning accommodations and wonderful meals, the main reason for visiting Okonjima is to view the cats. The activities centre around viewing leopards and cheetahs.

Main Destination:
Okonjima Private Nature Reserve (Namibia)
Accommodation:
Okonjima Plains Camp
  • Luxury lodge located inside Okonjima NR
Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast & dinner (Lunch not included)
  • Drinks not included

Day 3

Okonjima - Etosha National Park

Okonjima - Etosha National Park

Leaving Okonjima return to the main B1 Road and continue your journey northwards via Otjiwarongo, Otavi and Tsumeb and then enter Etosha National Park via the von Lindequist Gate (on the eastern side of the park, near Namutoni). Onguma Etosha Aoba Lodge is set amongst tall Tamboti trees on lush acres of land adjacent to Etosha National Park. The lodge boasts comfortable thatched cottages with overhead fans and air conditioners, ensuite bathrooms and private verandas. Guest areas include a bar, sitting room and dining area situated in an open-sided lapa. The inviting swimming pool provides a cool sanctuary from the heat. Home-grown and local produce provide fresh ingredients for delicious meals.

Main Destination:
Onguma Private Game Reserve (Namibia)
Accommodation:
Onguma Etosha Aoba
  • Luxury located inside Onguma GR
Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast & dinner (Lunch not included)
  • Drinks not included

Day 4

Etosha National Park

Etosha National Park

It is really worth waking up early and heading out on your game drive as soon as the gates open at sunrise. Animals are most active in the cool of the day (early morning and late afternoon) and in order to maximise your chances of good viewings, it is worth imitating their behaviour. The roads in Etosha have unsealed gravel roads but they are in reasonable conditions and the general tourist behaviour is to drive between various waterholes searching for animals. As the day gets hotter, head for the shade. Have lunch at one of the park's three camps, Okaukuejo, Namutoni or Halali.

Main Destination:
Etosha National Park (Namibia)
Best Time to Visit July to September (Animals come to water)
High Season July to November (The park gets crowded)
Best Weather May to August (Less hot during the day)

Wildlife in Etosha NP

ElephantAbundant
GiraffeCommon
ZebraAbundant
WildebeestAbundant
LionOccasional
HyenaOccasional
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White RhinoVery Rare
LeopardVery Rare
CheetahVery Rare
HippoNone
Accommodation:
Onguma Etosha Aoba
  • Luxury bordering Etosha NP without fences
Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast & dinner (Lunch not included)
  • Drinks not included

Day 5

Etosha National Park - Rundu

Etosha National Park - Rundu

On your way to Rundu and the Kavango region, you will notice that as you pass through the veterinary checkpoint, the landscape changes quite dramatically. Suddenly there are small, traditionally built huts along the side of the road and the comings-and-goings of village life. Entering Hakusembe River Lodge at the end of the winding gravel track, you are greeted with a refreshing image of a green lawn, large trees, a collection of thatched chalets and a strip of the sparkling river.

Main Destination:
Rundu (City, Namibia)
Accommodation:
Hakusembe River Lodge
  • Mid-range lodge located outside Zambezi Region
Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast & dinner (Lunch not included)
  • Drinks not included

Day 6

Rundu - Kongola

Rundu - Kongola

Set off this morning travelling onto the Mamili National Park and the Nkasa Lupala Tented Lodge. Here you'll spend two nights, which gives you the opportunity to explore the area in your own vehicle and maybe take part in an optional activity (at your own cost), such as a game drive or a boat cruise.

Main Destination:
Nkasa Rupara National Park (Zambezi Region, Namibia)
Best Time to Visit July to September (The roads are less wet)
High Season July to November (The park never gets crowded)
Best Weather May to August (Less hot during the day)

Wildlife in Nkasa Rupara NP

ElephantCommon
BuffaloCommon
HippoAbundant
LionOccasional
ZebraOccasional
WildebeestOccasional
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HyenaOccasional
LeopardVery Rare
Accommodation:
Nkasa Lupala Tented Lodge
  • Luxury lodge bordering Nkasa Rupara NP without fences
Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast & dinner (Lunch not included)
  • Drinks not included

Day 7

Mamili National Park

Mamili National Park

Today is open to exploring the Mudumu or Mamili National Park or taking part in the optional activities (at your own expense) offered at the lodge. You'll also have the opportunity to join a cultural tour at the Living Museum, a fishing tour or take part in a game drive on open 4×4 vehicles. (All activities are optional and at your own expense.).

Main Destination:
Nkasa Rupara National Park (Zambezi Region, Namibia)
Accommodation:
Nkasa Lupala Tented Lodge
  • Luxury lodge bordering Nkasa Rupara NP without fences
Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast & dinner (Lunch not included)
  • Drinks not included

Day 8

Nkasa Lupala Lodge - Botswana

Nkasa Lupala Lodge - Botswana

Today you will depart for Kasane, Botswana. This area is known as the meeting point of the four countries, Namibia, Zambia, Botswana and Zimbabwe which makes the lodge a perfect gateway to the surrounding attractions. The Chobe National Park close by boasts the largest concentration of elephants in Africa. The game drives and boat cruises offer visitors the opportunity to witness this amazing spectacle. Enjoy a serene sunset cruise on the Chobe River this evening.

Main Destination:
Chobe National Park (Botswana)
Best Time to Visit August to October (Best at the riverfront area)
High Season July to October (The park gets crowded)
Best Weather May to August (Less hot during the day)

Wildlife in Chobe NP

ElephantAbundant
GiraffeCommon
LionCommon
BuffaloAbundant
ZebraAbundant
HippoAbundant
Show more
HyenaCommon
LeopardOccasional
WildebeestOccasional
Wild DogOccasional
Accommodation:
River View Lodge Kasane
  • Mid-range lodge located outside Chobe NP
Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast & dinner (Lunch not included)
  • Drinks not included

Day 9

Chobe National Park

Chobe National Park

Early morning and late afternoon game drives in Chobe National Park are available to book at an additional cost. We always recommend doing these drives with the lodge so you can enter the park earlier and exit later.
Have an afternoon boat cruise on the Chobe River. Excellent game viewing, birdwatching and scenery can also be arranged.

Main Destination:
Chobe National Park (Botswana)
Accommodation:
River View Lodge Kasane
  • Mid-range lodge located outside Chobe NP
Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast & dinner (Lunch not included)
  • Drinks not included

Day 10

Kasane

Kasane

Today you will enjoy a day trip to Victoria Falls. The day trip will begin with the ‘Big Tree’ where we will stop and take photos. You will be accompanied through the rainforest by a qualified Wild Horizons guide, who will give you a brief history of the falls themselves as well as detail the flora, fauna, bird, wildlife and other points of interest. You are then taken to the market, where you'll have the opportunity to shop in the open-air curio market and shop for souvenirs and gifts. The visit to the market ends at around 12:30 pm and you are then taken to enjoy lunch at a hotel. After lunch, the clients will have the afternoon free. You will have an opportunity to book additional activities during their day in Vic Falls (extra charges on your own account). Popular additional activities include the heli flip over the falls, gorge swing and zip line.

Main Destination:
Kasane (Town, Botswana)
Accommodation:
River View Lodge Kasane
  • Mid-range lodge located outside Chobe NP
Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast & dinner (Lunch not included)
  • Drinks not included

Day 11

Kasane - Nata

Kasane - Nata

Continue to Planet Baobab.
Situated close to the village of Gweta, (also charmingly known as "The Place of the Bullfrogs"), on the Francistown-Maun road and sheltered by a grove of gigantic baobabs, Planet Baobab offers a welcoming base from which to explore the Makgadikgadi Pans system.
After check-in, the rest of the day is spent at leisure and could be used to explore the surrounding area in your own rental vehicle. Alternatively, take part in an optional activity (at your own expense), such as a sundowner drive or you can simply relax on the pool deck and spot a variety of birds.

Main Destination:
Nata (Town, Botswana)
Accommodation:
Planet Baobab
  • Mid-range bungalow located just outside Makgadikgadi Pans NP
Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast & dinner (Lunch not included)
  • Drinks not included

Day 12

Planet Baobab to Maun

Planet Baobab to Maun

After a leisurely breakfast, head for Maun village in northwestern Botswana. It lies at the southern edge of the Okavango Swamp (the inland delta of the Okavango River), northeast of Lake Ngami. The traditional capital of the Tswana people, Maun is the centre of the safari and game industry for the Okavango Delta region and the Moremi Game Reserve there.

Main Destination:
Maun (City, Botswana)
Accommodation:
Maun Waterfront Guesthouse
  • Mid-range guest house located in or near Maun
Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)
  • Drinks not included

Day 13-14

2 nights Moremi Game Reserve

2 nights Moremi Game Reserve

After breakfast, you will drive to Moremi Game Reserve. The national park, although not one of the largest parks, presents insights and views even for the most experienced of travellers. It is home to nearly 500 species of birds (from water birds to forest dwellers), and a vast array of other species of wildlife, including buffalo, giraffe, lion, leopard, cheetah, hyena, jackal, impala, and red lechwe.
The next 2 nights are spent at Khwai Guesthouse on a full board basis including excursions.

Main Destination:
Moremi Game Reserve (Okavango Delta, Botswana)
Best Time to Visit July to October (Best wildlife viewing)
High Season July to October (Higher rates apply but not busy)
Best Weather May to August (Less hot during the day)

Wildlife in Moremi GR

ElephantAbundant
GiraffeCommon
BuffaloCommon
ZebraCommon
HippoAbundant
Show more
LionOccasional
LeopardOccasional
HyenaOccasional
Wild DogOccasional
Accommodation:
Khwai Guest House
  • Budget guest house located just outside Khwai
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinks not included

Day 15

Moremi Game Reserve via Maun to Ghanzi

Moremi Game Reserve via Maun to Ghanzi

Have early morning breakfast and then you head back via Maun to Ghanzi. It will be a long day's drive.

When you're there: the Central Kalahari Game Reserve offers rhino tracking safaris, bushman experiences, game drives and scenic sunset drives. You won't have much time for activities though. This is more of an overnight to get you back to Windhoek tomorrow.

Main Destination:
Ghanzi (Town, Botswana)
Accommodation:
Thakadu River Camp
  • Luxury tented camp located inside Madikwe GR
Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast & dinner (Lunch not included)
  • Drinks not included

Day 16

From Ghanzi Back to Windhoek

From Ghanzi Back to Windhoek

It is around 550km back to Windhoek. It is therefore one of the longest drives you will have to undertake. However, the road along this stretch is normally in good condition and after leaving Botswana, livestock wandering the roads should no longer be an issue. There is not much of interest along this route and not many places to stop for lunch (Gobabis is probably the only real option).

Main Destination:
Windhoek (City, Namibia)
Accommodation:
Casa Piccolo
  • Mid-range guest house located in or near Windhoek
Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)
  • Drinks not included

Day 17

End of Safari

End of Safari

Today you will head to the Hosea Kutako International Airport in time for your home or onwards flight. This tour ends here.

Main Destination:
No major destination visited
Accommodation:
No accommodation (End of tour)
Meals & Drinks:
  • Meals at own expense
  • Drinks not included

End of tour (See Getting There for more details)

End of tour (See Getting There for more details)

  • Additional accommodation can be arranged for an extra cost.
  • You'll be dropped off at the airport.
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