Day 1/2 - Okonjima Guest Lodge, Waterberg
Arrive at Windhoek and transfer to Okonjima Guest Lodge. The drive is about two and a half hours long on paved roads. Okonjima is a comfortable family-run guest lodge near the Waterberg Plateau and home of the AfriCat Foundation. Experience leopard and cheetah during their feeding times and join highly informative Bushmen and Bantu trails. At Okonjima you will see the Africat Foundation at work, learn more about leopard and cheetah, and have excellent photographic opportunities. Accommodation: Okonjima Guest Lodge. Includes: (B), (L), (D).
Day 3/4 - Hobatere Lodge, Western Etosha
Hobatere Lodge, which borders on western Etosha, is a large private conservancy packed with wildlife, birdlife and spectacular scenery. Animals to be seen include elephant, gemsbok, eland, giraffe, kudu, springbok and Hartmann’s mountain zebra. Amongst the predators you might see are lion, leopard, cheetah and hyena, while several smaller mammal species also occur. You can also go on a night drive and find some of the rather shy and nocturnal species. Activities include game drives, bush walks and scenic drives. Accommodation: Hobatere Lodge. Includes: (B), (L), (D).
Day 5/6 - Okaukuejo, Etosha National Park
After breakfast we depart for Etosha National Park via the western gate, which is only open to licensed tour operators. This part of the park is quite different to the rest of Etosha as the animals are not as used to vehicles and people. Characterised by its thatched rondavels (hut-shaped bungalows), Okaukuejo is Etosha’s oldest and most popular rest camp. Its floodlit waterhole attracts wildlife such as elephant, black rhino, a variety of plains game and the rare sight of Burchell’s and Hartmann’s zebra in the same frame. Activities include game drives to several excellent waterholes nearby. Accommodation: Etosha - Okaukuejo. Includes: (B), (L), (D).
Day 7 - Halali, Etosha National Park
Halali Rest Camp is a short drive from Okaukuejo through the park. The lodge is at the foot of dolomite hill half way between Okaukuejo and Namutoni in the east. Overlooking a waterhole and surrounded by several more, the game viewing is always good a trail up the hill yields a fantastic view of Etosha Pan. Accommodation: Etosha - Halali. Includes: (B), (L), (D).
Day 8 - Namutoni, Etosha National Park
Today we head through the park to Namutoni Rest Camp, the most easterly camp in the park. Namutoni was developed around a German fort built in 1902 and now houses a museum and accommodation units of various sizes. The lodge overlooks a floodlit waterhole and it has a game-viewing hut and lookout tower. Several waterholes in the area make for excellent game drives. Accommodation: Etosha - Namutoni. Includes: (B), (L), (D).
Day 9 - Mahangu Lodge, Caprivi
The drive to the Caprivi from Etosha is about 600km of paved road. Mahangu Lodge is a small and rustic camp on the edge of the Kavango River that forms the boundary between Mahangu Game Park and Bwabwata National Park. The lodge has a main deck area with an excellent view of the game-rich floodplains. Sandwiched between the Botswana border and the Kavango River, the Mahango Game Park is a fascinating world of papyrus-lined channels, vast floodplains, dense riverine forests and woodlands. Animals such as hippo, elephant, roan, sable, red lechwe, reedbuck, bushbuck, tsessebe, blue wildebeest, impala, gemsbok and kudu can be seen. Accommodation: Mahangu Lodge. Includes: (B), (L), (D).
Day 10/11 - Drotsky's Cabins, Okavango Delta
We leave Namibia and enter Botswana at Shakawe from where the narrow Okavango pan handle extends southwards for 100km from the Namibian border. Drotsky’s Cabins is a charming camp beside a channel of the Okavango River. It is set amid a thick riverine forest with fabulous birdwatching and fine views across the reeds and papyrus. Activities include game viewing, water safaris and excellent bird watching – including the elusive Pel's Fishing Owl. Accommodation: Drotsky’s Cabins. Includes: (B), (L), (D).
Day 12 - Zambezi Lodge, Katima Mulilo
We drive back into Namibia and through the Bwabwata National Park to the town of Katima Mulilo where we spend the night on the bank of the Zambezi River. The lodge is comfortable and has a floating sundowner bar and a large swimming pool. Accommodation: Zambezi Lodge. Includes: (B), (L), (D).
Day 13 and 14 - Chobe Safari Lodge, Chobe National Park
We say good-bye to Namibia for the last time as we enter Botswana again en route to Chobe Safari Lodge, which is about an hour's drive away. Game drives will be conducted in open 4x4 vehicles and we will go on boat cruises along the river and into the Chobe National Park - one of the most game-rich parks in Africa and home to the largest elephant population in the world. The marshy river floodplain is inhabited by red lechwe and puku. The best time for a river cruise is late afternoon, when hippos amble onto dry land and elephants arrive for a drink. Accommodation: Chobe Safari Lodge. Includes: (B), (L), (D).
Day 15/16 - Royal Chundu Lodge, Zambia
After breakfast we have a short drive from Chobe to the Royal Chundu Lodge in Zambia. The lodge is on the edge of the Zambezi River about 60km upstream from Victoria Falls. The Victoria Falls is one of Zambia’s top contributions to the list of the world’s great attractions. In low-water season from September to November, you will get the clearest views of the falls as the river is low enough not to obscure the view with spray. During our time here we will visit Victoria Falls and there are many extra optional activities which include: river rafting, scenic flights over the falls, game drives, boat cruises, fishing and birdwatching. Accommodation: Zambezi Royal Chundu. Includes: (B), (L), (D).
Day 17 - Livingstone Airport, Zambia
Depending on your flight there may be time to visit the traditional arts and crafts markets after breakfast. Thereafter we will drive you to Livingstone Airport for your onward flight and the end of a magnificent African safari. Includes: (B).
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