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Dunes, Wildlife and Delta

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 20 - 25 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 6 people
Destination(s): South Africa   Namibia   Botswana  
Specialty Categories: Wildlife Viewing  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 3000 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 6000 US Dollar (USD)

Explore South Africa, Namibia, Botswana and Zambia with this package and visit some of the most remote and scenic places on the continent. Visit the home of the Bushman, the Kalahari, explore deserts of Namibia, experience true wilderness in Botswana, and take in the awesome beauty of the Victoria Falls. Take this journey in a style of your choice with either camping or lodge accommodation and self drive or guided options. The mode of transport for this Private Safari is comfortable 4x4 Landrover or Similar.

Duration: 22 Days/21 Nights

High Lights:Augrabies, Kalahari Transfrontier Park, Fishriver Canyon, Luderitz, Sossusvlei, Dune 45, Windhoek, Okavango Delta, Moremi, Makgadikgadi pans, Chobe, Victoria Falls

Accommodations

- Johannesburg: 1 night
- Kuruman: 1 night
- Augrabies: 1 night
- Kalahari Trans frontier: 3 nights
- Fishriver Canyon: 1 night
- Luderitz: 1 night
- Sossusvlei: 2 nights
- Windhoek: 1 night
- Ganzi: 1 night
- Moremi: 3 nights
- Makgadikgadi: 2 nights
- Chobe: 2 nights
- Livingstone: 2 night

Activities - Sight Seeing, Game Viewing en-route, mokoro trips, scenic flight over the Delta, . quad bike ride at Makgadikgadi, 4x4 expedition

Detail Itinerary:

Day 1: Johannesburg, South

You will be met at the airport and taken to a Game Lodge close by. Depending on the time of your arrival the guide will do a short briefing of the safari, in preparation of the safari that will start the next morning. You will appreciate the comfortable bed – sleep early and catch your strength for the adventure to follow.

Day 2: to Kuruman, South Africa

You will make a early departure from lodge to try and avoid the morning traffic in Johannesburg. Soon you will be out of the city perimeters and then you can sit back and take in the rural landscape. Your first sleep over will be on the Roaring Kalahari Route at the town of Kuruman.

Day 3: Augrabies Falls, South Africa

Today you will travel from this interesting “one horse town “ Kuruman and travel to Augrabies Waterfall, where the Orange River plunges 56m down a rock face. The Khoi people called it ‘Aukoerebis’, or place of Great Noise, as this powerful flow of water is unleashed from rocky surroundings characterized by the 18-km abyss of the Orange River Gorge.

Day 5&6: Kalahari Tranfrontier Park, South Africa

This morning you will head north toward the red sand of the Kalahari. For the next few days you will experience the isolation of this desolate region – there is very few inhabitants of this desert like place, and springbok and gemsbok is abundant. You will have the opportunity to enjoy a serious 4x4 adventure as the thick sands make driving conditions challenging. This area is renowned for it beautiful sun sets.

Day 7: Fish River Canyon, Namibia

After breakfast you will depart towards Namibia and following border procedures at Ariamsvlei Border Post you will be well on your way to Fish River Canyon. This canyon is the second largest canyon in the world and is sure to take your breath away. As you stand at the edge of this topographic wonder, you feel is sense of insignificance in relation to the forces of nature, as glaciers, water, extreme temperature and wind eroded the canyon of millions of years. The best time to enjoy the splendour of this canyon is at sunrise or sunset.

Day 8: Luderitz, Namibia

Following a last glimpse over the Canyon you will depart towards Luderitz and the Ghost town of Kolmanskop. This quant German town has many interesting stories of days gone by. With luck you may even catch a glimpse of the desert wild horses roaming free close to town.

Day 9&10: Sossusvlei, Namibia

Making our way back into the dunes you will depart for Sesriem and on to Sossusvlei, home to the world’s largest sand dune. This magnificent white clay pan is encroached by dunes moving for thousands of years, marking the end of the journey for the Tsauchab River towards the ocean. You will spend two days in this great location, giving you enough time to do sight seeing, crawling up the dune - to enjoy the feeling of accomplishment and the view from the top. You will have the opportunity to take plenty of photographs of the red sand dunes as the sun paints beautiful shades on the landscape.

Day 11: Windhoek, Namibia
Windhoek is the largest town and the capital of Namibia. This interesting German settlement has beautiful German architecture and is full of history and interesting stories about the people of this region. Windhoek is a popular destination for most tour operators and there is usually many tourists in town – tonight will be a good time to relax and meet some local people.

Day 12: Ganzi, Botswana

By early-morning you will be ready to greet the town good bye and set off to your next adventure. Today you will travel to Ganzi. It is a long road, with a border crossing along the way. The vast, flat landscape and the odd local along the road, will be the only entertainment for the day. Tonight will be your first in Botswana.

Day 13&14: Okavango Delta, Botswana

Again it will be an early departure to Maun. In Maun you will be collected by a charter pilot, who will fly you to a Safari Lodge in the Okavango Delta. The 20 minute flight over the Delta will be a very scenic and exciting experience. The guide will not accompany you on this part of the trip, but rest assured that the local guides will take good care of you. On day two of your stay in the Delta you will do a mokoro excursion – the rest of the time you can relax on the deck and enjoy the island view and the wildlife of the region.

Day 15&16: Moremi, Botswana

After the pilot has broad you back to Maun, your guide will take you through to Mankwe Lodge, which is situate in Moremi Nature Reserve. You will spend you time exploring the wilderness of Moremi in search of Wildlife and the Big 5. This is also a paradise for bird lovers.

Day 17&18: Makgadigadi Pans, Botswana

It is another day to long distance travelling and you will depart early morning from Moremi to Makgadidagi Pans. Depending on your time of arrival you will go on a Bushman Walk to explore the local ecology, geology and culture. The next day you travel to the village of Gweta, where you will have opportunity to try local cuisine. In the afternoon you will take quad bikes and go for an adventure ride on Makgadigadi (Nxaisini) pans.

Day 19&20: Chobe, Botswana

As the sun peaks over the horizon you will get ready for your departure to Chobe - it is a 5 hour drive!! In the later afternoon you will go for a sun set cruise on the Chobe River to view hippo and elephant roaming on the river banks. The lodge offers a deck overlooking the river, offering you stunning sunsets. You will have the option to go on game drives, boat cruises and fishing expeditions, departing from the lodge.

Day 21&22: Livingstone, Zambia

After breakfast you will take the ferry across the river and into Zambia. Your afternoon will be spent doing sight seeing at Vic Falls and doing curio shopping at the local traditional market. The next morning you will have leisure time to do some adrenalin activities like bungee jumping, elephant back safari, microlight flight over the falls and many more. By mid-afternoon your guide will take you to the Livingstone airport, from where you will depart back to Johannesburg.

Notes:
Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Included:
Accommodation in Lodges & Hotels en-route, 4x4 Vehicle, Guide if required,

Not included in the price: Travel and medical insurance, Visa’s, flights, drinks, services of a personal nature i.e. telephone calls, laundry, etc., tips and curios, activities not listed above.

You have the option to do this tour as a camping safari. The route planner remains the same, but all accommodation is camping. For the camping option, all camping equipment (except sleeping bags and pillows and other personal items) is supplied.

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