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Deserts, Rivers & Wildlife Adventure – Southbound

Special Tour 16 days
Windhoek, Namibia Namibia

THE HIGHLIGHTS:
• 1 night in Victoria Falls
• Sunset game viewing cruise on the Chobe River
• The Okavango & Kwando Rivers
• Game walks, mokoros ride & boat trips in the Okavango Delta
• Game drives in Etosha National Park
• Optional activities in Swakopmund
• Walking in the giant dunes of Sossusvlei and the Namib Desert

DAY 1: VICTORIA FALLS 

The tour starts at 15h00 on Day 1 with a pre departure meeting in the foyer of Sprayview Hotel. That afternoon is free to view Victoria Falls – without doubt one of the greatest and most spectacular sights in Africa. The following morning before departure to Chobe is spent at leisure to browse the local markets, to experience the many optional activities on offer in the adrenalin capital of Africa including helicopter flights over the Falls and to visit the Falls (own expense). Overnight Sprayview Hotel (or similar accommodation). (Accommodated – B. Dinner own account)

DAY 2/ 3: CHOBE RIVER

Crossing into Botswana we overnight on the banks of the Chobe River. Chobe is famous for its beautiful scenery, magnificent sunsets and abundance of wildlife and birdlife. We relax on a sunset game-viewing cruise on the Chobe River. Optional morning Game Drive (own account). Overnight Chobe Safari Lodge (or similar accommodation). (Accommodated – B & D)

DAY 4: KWANDO RIVER

Traveling through the Chobe National Park we enter Namibia and continue to the Eastern side of the Caprivi Strip and arrive at our lodge overlooking the flood plains of the Kwando River. A lush area teeming with wildlife and birdlife offers a great opportunity for a late afternoon game drive (own account). Overnight Namushasha River Lodge (or similar accommodation). (Accommodated – B & D)

DAY 5/ 6: OKAVANGO DELTA

Continuing through the Caprivi we cross into Botswana and travel by road to our lodge on the edge of the Okavango Delta. The following day we travel by boat 30 minutes into the delta. We do mokoro & boat excursions in the back channels of the Nxamasire area of the delta. Game walks are also done on the smaller islands in the area subject to the water levels of the delta.
Overnight Swampstop chalets. (Accommodated – B, L, D)

DAY 7: OKAVANGO RIVER

Departing the Delta we cross back into Namibia. We continue through the Caprivi Strip where we spend the night set amongst the lush vegetation overlooking the Okavango River and Angola. An optional afternoon boat cruise on the river is available (own account). Overnight Hakusembe River Lodge (or similar accommodation). (Accommodated – B & D)

DAY 8: ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK

This Park is one of the most important reserves and game sanctuaries in Africa with thousands of wild animals such as blue wildebeest, springbok, zebra, kudu, giraffe, cheetah, leopard, lion and elephant making this area their home. We enjoy an afternoon game drive inside the park. Overnight Mokuti Lodge (or similar accommodation). (Accommodated – B & D)

DAY 9: ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK

Today we travel from East to West through the park enjoying morning game drives. After checking into our lodge located just outside the park we enjoy an afternoon game drive in the Park in open 4×4 vehicles from the lodge. Overnight Etosha Village (or similar accommodation). (Accommodated – B & D)

DAY 10: DAMARALAND 

Traveling to Damaraland, one of the most scenic areas of Namibia, dominated by prehistoric water courses with open plains and grassland, massive granite koppies and deep gorges. Our lodge is located on top of a mountain with spectacular views of the surrounding area. Spend the afternoon taking in the incredible setting or simply relaxing by the pool. Overnight Ugab Terrace Lodge (or similar accommodation). (Accommodated – B & D)

DAY 11/ 12: SWAKOPMUND  

We drive South through the Damaraland region with its vast and rugged terrain. Its mountain ranges are intercepted by wide gravel plains, which run into sandy, vegetated riverbeds and hot, dry valleys. We arrive in Swakopmund and spend the afternoon and following day exploring this German colonial town or booking one of the numerous optional excursions (own expense). Activities available include dolphin cruises or scenic flights over the vast Namib Desert. Overnight The Delight (or similar accommodation). (Accommodated – B. Dinners own account)

DAY 13/ 14: SESRIEM

Our journey takes us south through ever changing scenery to our accommodation located on the edge of the Namib Desert. The following morning is an early departure for Sossusvlei, stopping in the dune belt to witness the changing colours of the world’s highest sand dunes. We undertake a 5km walk to Sossusvlei and Deadvlei. In the afternoon we enjoy a short hike through the Sesriem Canyon. Overnight Desert Quiver Camp (or similar accommodation). (Accommodated – B & D)

DAY 15: WINDHOEK 

Departing after breakfast clients are transferred to Windhoek. Overnight Safari Court Hotel (or similar accommodation). (B. Dinner own account)

DAY 16: WINDHOEK  

Morning is free to explore the capital city of Windhoek before transfer to the airport for onward flight.

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