We begin our explorations in the rugged highlands around Windhoek, before making our way through the vast desert plains of the Namib-Naukluft National Park to Walvis Bay. Here, thousands of flamingos and other waterbirds feast on the richness of the cold Atlantic Ocean and a unique ecology survives in the tallest dunes in the world. In particular, we will take time out to find one of the world’s strangest plants, the Welwitschia, growing in the seemingly lifeless gravel plains.
Moving northwards, we will visit sites for Namibia’s near-endemic birds in the world’s most ancient mountains, the Erongos, and then combine birding with unrivalled game-watching in the famous Etosha National Park. As we move to the Okavango Delta in Botswana, the woodlands become taller and denser and we will search for a range of new species. Days spent along the floodplains of the Kavango and Zambezi River systems provide some of the most exciting birding and animal watching in Africa. Finally, after crossing the Caprivi Strip, we will end our tour in Livingstone after marvelling at one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, the mighty Victoria Falls.
Please note: these prices are subject to foreign exchange fluctuations.
From the ochre-coloured dunes of the Namib Desert to the lily choked backwaters of the Okavango Panhandle, the flamingo-studded lagoons of Walvis Bay to the game-filled waterholes of Etosha and
the breath-taking Victoria Falls, this tour provides incredible contrasts and an eco-tourism experience like no other! Our comprehensive overland safari combines the numerous endemic and special birds and animals of the dry, western deserts with the moist Okavango region. Spending quality time observing mammals, large and small, will be a major aspect of this tour and we can expect to see an exciting array of charismatic African big game, including the fabled “Big 5”.Spectacular and dramatic scenery, coupled with quality mammal viewing and exceptional birding, all combine to make this one of our most popular adventures!
16th September Windhoek
17th September Windhoek to Khomas Hochland
18th September Khomas Hochland to Walvis Bay
19th September Walvis Bay area
20th September Walvis Bay to Erongo Mountains, via Spitzkoppe
21st September Erongo Mountains to Okaukuejo, Etosha National Park
22nd September Okaukuejo area, Etosha National Park
23rd September Okaukuejo to Halali, Etosha National Park
24th September Halali to Eastern Etosha
25th September Eastern Etosha
26th September Eastern Etosha to Rundu
27th September Rundu to Shakawe, Okavango Panhandle
28th September Shakawe area
29th September Shakawe to Mahango Game Reserve
30th September Mahango to Katima Mulilo via Caprivi National Park
1st October Katima Mulilo area
2nd October Katima Mulilo to Livingstone
3rd October Livingstone
TOUR SIZE: The tour will be limited to a maximum of 8 participants with 1 leader.
The fee for the Namibia, Okavango & Victoria Falls III tour based on per person in double
occupancy, is US$5,100 * £ 3,340 * € 3,900 * ZAR48,000 from Windhoek, Namibia and ending in
Livingstone, Zambia. The single supplement for this tour is US$460. If RBT cannot provide you with a
rooming partner although you choose to share, the single supplement will become applicable. We will
make all reasonable efforts to ensure that a rooming partner is found if you do wish to share.
The tour price includes:
All meals from dinner on day 1 of the tour to breakfast on day 18;
Drinking water throughout the tour;
All lodgings as per the itinerary;
All reserve entrance fees;
All guiding services; and
Tips for local guides and services.
The Tour excludes:
Any airfares, taxes and visa costs;
Special gratuities; and
Telephone calls, laundry and items of a personal nature.
a) Due to constantly fluctuating exchange rates, we now quote our tours in 4 currencies. The tour
price is however fixed only in the currency printed in bold (ZAR South African Rands), and the
actual cost in the other currencies listed will be adjusted according to prevailing exchange rates
at the time of final invoicing (usually 3 months before the tour.) Approximate flight (where
applicable) and single supplement rates have been converted to US$ but are also subject to
exchange rate movements.
b) Rates are based upon group tariffs; if the tour does not have sufficient registration (a
minimum of 7 paying participants) a small party supplement will have to be charged.
c) Furthermore, these costs are subject to unforeseen increases in tour related costs and may
have to be adjusted as a result.
d) Lastly, we may be forced to change or alter the itinerary and / or the designated leader.
ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE DETAILS
This tour does not include any international airfares. Day 1 is essentially an arrival day in Windhoek,
Namibia. However, should you arrive before 11am on day 1, we have some local birding we will do in
the afternoon around Windhoek. Further meeting details in this regard will be forwarded to you in due course. The tour will conclude by 11am at Livingstone International Airport, Zambia on the day 18. If you wish to arrive early and/or depart late and would like assistance in this regard kindly contact the office.
Windhoek (Hosea Kutako International Airport) is the main port of entry for international flights into Namibia. The more reliable airlines with the most direct routing for these flights are Air Namibia and
South African Airways. For departure from Livingstone (Zambia), the best routing is through
Johannesburg (OR Tambo International Airport). We have the capacity to advise you on the best route
according to your preferences, but your local travel agent will best be able to book these flights for you.
If you would like further assistance kindly contact the office, we have a full-time in-house travel consultant that will happily help you plan your route. However, please DO NOT book your international flights until you have consulted the office for confirmation on the
status of the tour.
As noted above, gratuities (drivers, hotel staff, porters and restaurants) are included on this tour.
However, this does NOT include your leader/s. If, therefore, you feel that he/they have
given you excellent service, it is entirely appropriate to tip them.
Much of our time is spent in a specially converted overland Toyota Dyna Truck, as we do have
to cover long distances in order to get to the best areas for birds and animals. However, the
vehicle is fairly spacious with large windows and pop-up rooftops which allows for great bird
and mammal viewing. Despite this, we recommend that you do not over-pack for the comfort of
your fellow travellers and yourself. Kindly stick to 20kg (44lb) for check in luggage and 8kg
(+-18lb) for hand luggage.
During the tour, we visit several national parks and game reserves which contain potentially
dangerous animals and therefore you are confined to the vehicle and are, quite understandably,
not allowed to exit except at designated viewing and picnic sites.
Temperatures in Namibia, Botswana and Zambia can be very high at this time of year,especially when compared to the cooler winter months.If you suffer easily from heat exposure,please do contact the RBT office for more information
Tour Price: US$5,100 * £ 3,340 * € 3,900 * ZAR48,000 per person sharing (see below)
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