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Caprivi-Zambezi Region Safari

Etosha, Kaudom, Mahango, Bwabwata, Mudumu, Nkasa Rupara, Chobe

15 Days

Namibia's highlights are often characterised by the Namib Desert's ochre dunes, the endless spaces of Damaraland, the Himba herders and the Kaokoland. For those of us who have been driving through this land for many years, Namibia is also a remarkable source of African wildlife. In this incredible sightseeing journey of southern Africa, which will end on the Chobe River along the Chobe National Park in Botswana, we invite you to discover northern Namibia's national parks: the Kaudom, unspoiled and remote and in the heart of San territory; Mahango on the riverside of the Kavango; the Zambezi region (previously named Caprivi) with its Mudumu and Nkasa Rupara game parks. The northern parks of Namibia cover a large territory where diversified bird life and wildlife roam in great numbers. We will end our trip in a lodge where we will be doing boat trips on the Chobe River where large elephant herds occur during the driest months. Please contact us for an extension to the magnificent Victoria Falls (optional).

San Bushmen, Namibia Elephants at Kaudom National Park, Namibia Bee-eaters - sightseeing, southern Africa Safari

Highlights

  • The rich wildlife of the Etosha National Park
  • Kunene River and Himba herders from the Kaokoland region
  • The wilderness of Kaudom National Park
  • The Parks and Reserves of the Zambezi Region
  • The wetlands of the north-east: Kavango, Kwando, Linyanti and Chobe
  • The great elephant concentrations during dry season
  • An unforgettable boat cruise on the Chobe River
  • All meals and activities included

Tour program

Day 1:

Windhoek – Otjiwarongo, Village Boutique Hotel

Meet and greet at the airport with immediate departure towards Etosha. We will overnight at Village Boutique Hotel en route at Otjiwarongo. Dinner at the hotel.

Day 2:

Etosha National Park – Okaukuejo

We enter Etosha National Park through Anderson Gate and check in to our camping site at Okaukuejo. In the afternoon, we will embark on our first game drive, which lasts until sunset, to discover the wildlife of this area. After dinner you will be able to sit at the floodlit waterhole which provides an interesting opportunity to observe animals that are rarely seen during daytime – among them the black rhinoceros.

Day 3:

Etosha National Park – Namutoni

We will spend the day in search of Etosha's wildlife. From the smallest antelope, the Damara dik-dik, to the largest terrestrial mammal, the elephant, most of African's wildlife can be encountered here. Predators such as the lions, leopards, cheetahs and hyenas will be present as well but are always more challenging to find. We will overnight in camping at Namutoni Restcamp.

Day 4:

Bushmanland – Nyae-Nyae Pans

We will depart after breakfast for a long drive towards Grootfontein. We will buy some croceries and the will go to Roy's camp to put up our camp.

Day 5:

Kaudom National Park – Sikereti

We enter into one of the wildest national parks of Namibia: the Kaudom. Situated in Bushmanland, this sumptuous sanctuary shelters a large number of mammals including elephants, giraffes, roan antelopes as well as predators such as lions and wild dogs. Our fist game drive will lead us to Soncana waterhole where we'll stay until sunset. We camp overnight at Sikereti camp situated to the south of the reserve.

Day 6

Kaudom National Park – Kaudom

While progressing along omurambas (wide dried out riverbeds) and crossing immense forest areas, we will be searching for animals. Our pace will be slower as we drive in the sand, which will give us the opportunity to enjoy the astonishing wild landscape around us. We'll be camping overnight at Kaudom camp.

Day 7

Kavango River – Mahango National Park – N'Dhovu Safari Lodge

We exit Kaudom area and the landscape will gradually change as we approach the Kavango River. There, the riversides are sprinkled with the small villages of the Kavango fishermen and herders. We will settle at midday at N'Dhovu Safari Lodge, a comfortable tented camp by the river. In the afternoon we will depart for a safari-photo in the Mahango National Park along the Kavango River where we will be able to see reedbuck, red lechwe as well as sable antelope. Elephants, hippopotamus and crocodiles are very common in this reserve. We return to N'Dhovu at sundown.

Days 8 and 9

Bwabwata Kwando Core – Nambwa

We traverse the Zambezi region eastward into an area also known as the Bwabwata National Park. We will set up our camp in anticipation of two nights on the Kwando riverside in a very nice camp, established in partnership with the local population. Over the next two days, we will go in search of the park's wild animals: elephants, buffalos, hippopotamus, waterbucks, giraffes and, of course, predators. Many different bird species have also settled in this wild and remote area (African fish eagle, carmine bee-eater, wattled crane, black crake, kingfishers and more).

Day 10

Mudumu National Park

Mudumu is code to the Botswana border. Lot of elephants in this region. We put our camp on the bank of the Kwando river. In the afternoon we go and look for wildlife in the park. Back late afternoon.

Day 11 and 12

Botswana – Kasana

Long drive to reach the town of Katima Mulilo and the bank of the Zambezi river. We then cross the Botswana border to end in Kasane. We reach the lodge by boat. We will stay 2 nights, everything is included except the drinks.
3 boat trips on the Chobe looking for the wildlife.

Day 13

Departure

We are back at Kasane in Botswana according to flight departure. Transfer to Kasane International Airport. Your guide will drive back to Windhoek

Optional: Two days extension to Victoria Falls

We go by road to Zimbabwe through Kazungula border post to reach Victoria Falls. After crossing the Matetsi region for 60 km, you will arrive at Victoria Falls where the 1 700 meters wide Zambezi River falls from 100 meters high into a narrow gorge. Optional activities such as scenic helicopter flights, rafting, canoeing and river cruises may be arranged.
Accommodation at A'Zambezi River Lodge or Victoria Falls Hotel. Price on request.

TOUR DETAILS

Route map for Desert Elephant safari

Depending on the weather and operational conditions, your guide may change the itinerary for your safety and that of the group. We inform you that this expedition takes place in the wilderness, isolated from everything and is difficult to access. Tracks and conditions can be tiring. This is an adventure trip where any hazards are possible and can only be completed by participants in good physical condition. Spirit of adventure and flexibility are essential! In case of emergencies, we have a satellite phone.

Transportation

This tour covers about 2 500 kilometers of asphalt and dirt roads in fair to poor conditions aboard a 4X4 Toyota Land-Cruiser, equipped with a 12 v fridge, 12 v cigar lighter plug to charge cameras, video cameras (please provide you own adaptor cables).

Lodging-Accommodation, southern Africa

This 15 days / 14 nights journey is composed of:

  • 3 nights at comfortable lodges / tented camps, day 1, 7 & 12
  • 2 nights at NWR chalets at Etosha, day 2 & 3
  • 3 nights camping in the wilderness, day 4, 10 & 11
  • 4 nights camping in a campsite with toilets and showers, day 5, 6, 8 & 9
  • 2 nights on board of a luxury houseboat, day 13 & 14

We supply: spacious tents which are easy to set up (sleep two) with a comfortable mattress and a sleeping bag. Tables, chairs...

Meals & Beverages

This journey is on full board basis (except on the day of departure).

Breakfast and dinner are taken at a restaurant while staying at lodges and hotels. Lunch en route or at a restaurant according to availability.

Full board accommodation on board of the Ichobezi, beverages included (except import & premiums).

Your guides will serve you well-cooked fresh meals during camping.

Continental breakfast
Lunch supplied with salads, cold meat, cheese, bread and fruits ...
Excellent meals prepared and cooked on the fire for dinner.

We supply drinkable water, tea and coffee while camping. Table and extra drinks (as well as mineral water) are at your own costexcept on board of the Ichobezi (included).

PRICE:

(South African Rand, ZAR)

From : ZAR 48 000.00 per person
Single Supplement ZAR 6 200

Single Supplement ZAR 6 200

Please contact us for Victoria Falls extension or special requests at info@omandatours.com

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Price includes:

  • Welcome and transfer from and to the airport
  • Transport on board of 4X4 vehicles and petrol
  • A professional tour leader
  • Full board accommodation
  • All excursions and visits as mentioned in the program
  • All park entrances and concession fees
  • VAT 15% and Bed Levy 2%
  • Satellite connection (prices of communication not included)
  • We support Desert Lion Conservation. NAD 100 pp. are transfered to the association http://www.desertlion.info/ via http://tosco.org Tourism Supporting Conservation

The price does not include:

  • International Air flight ticket
  • Beverages except on board of the Ichobezi
  • Optional activities
  • Single supplement
  • Tips and personal expenses
  • Cancellation insurance, repatriation and lost luggage's cost