Arrive in Windhoek, the capital of Namibia this morning, either with a direct flight or via Johannesburg. Meet your guide at Windhoek airport and depart for Solitaire via the ‘Spreetshoogte’ pass, a spectacular view over the Namib Desert! We continue our travel through the Namib, but first stop at Solitaire for their famous apple crumble!! Then on to Weltevrede lodge, a small oasis in the desert. (DBB)
Optional balloon flight this morning. We depart early this morning for Sossusvlei. This is Namibia's famous highlight in the heart of the Namib Desert. Some of the spectacular hills of sand are, at a height of 300 metres, the highest in the world. Only after a heavy rainfall, which is a rare event in this area, does the vlei fill with water. The dunes of the Namib Desert have developed over a period of many millions of years.
In the afternoon, we depart for the town of Swakopmund on the Atlantic coast via the Kuiseb Canyon; we also might see the elusive Hartmann’s mountain zebra that lives in the Namib. Dinner in town. (BB) Overnight: 4* Beach Lodge, Swakopmund.
Today we visit Swakopmund for shopping and optional activities. Optional quad biking over the sand dunes, boat cruises to meet the seals etc. Dinner in town. (BB) Overnight: Beach Lodge, Swakopmund.
Depart Swakopmund after breakfast and head north along the Skeleton Coast before turning inland to meet the Bushman people. Here they will take us to view rock paintings estimated to be thousands of years old. We will also witness their bush skills and dancing. Sadly these people’s hunter gatherer lifestyle is fast disappearing. This afternoon, we depart for Ai Aiba lodge, close to the Bushman settlement. (LDBB)
Early departure from Ai Aiba to a Himba village where we will see this ancient nomadic culture. On route we will meet the Herero woman with their colourful Victorian dresses! After our visit we head for Etosha and Toshari lodge. (DBB)
Today we visit the Etosha National Park, the same size as the Kruger Park, except Etosha has a huge normally dry saline lake that only partially fills after the rains. Overnight in Etosha at Okaukeujo where the waterhole becomes very active at night! Dinner at the camp restaurant. (DBB)
Another day game viewing in Etosha, we now head east before leaving the park late afternoon, overnight at Mushara lodge. (DBB)
Today we return to explore the eastern section of Etosha, return to Mushara late afternoon. Dinner at the lodge. (DBB)
After an early breakfast we leave Etosha and head east for Botswana via the Caprivi. We arrive late afternoon in Chobe where we book into the Chobe Safari Lodge, on the banks of the Chobe river. (DBB)
Early game drive in the Chobe National Park before returning for breakfast. Leisure day before leaving on a boat cruise in the afternoon up the Chobe river for game viewing. (DBB)
Leisure morning before we depart for the 5* Vic Falls hotel in Vic Falls. We visit the falls the afternoon, return to the hotel. Dinner for own account at the hotel. (BB)
Optional helicopter flight over the falls. Visit the croc farm this afternoon. Dinner at the ‘Boma’, for own account. (BB)
After breakfast depart for your flight to Johannesburg.
All accommodation & breakfast. Lunch & dinners as indicated. All transport, entrance fees, guiding, excursions and charter flight into the delta and Maun to Vic Falls.
Optional extras, flights to and from South Africa, visa fees, and travel insurance.
Optional quad biking, boat cruises, elephant back safari, helicopter flight over the falls.