Day 1: ARRIVAL
Pick up at the hotel after breakfast, you will proceed to Cape Town Airport for your flight to Hoedspruit by South African Airways or Airlink.
Upon arrival, you are met and transferred to Notten’s Bush Camp for unpacking and a lovely walking safari adventure.
Forming part of the Greater Kruger National Park, the Sabi Sand Reserve provides a highly personalised Safari experience enjoyed with its exclusive traversing rights in their area. The Reserve is a natural sanctuary known for its high concentration of animal and bird life. Close contact encounters are guaranteed as the animals are not threatened by the presence of vehicles thanks to sound conservation management policies. Safaris are led by experienced rangers and local trackers. With exceptional sightings of animals during game drives – visitors are never lacking in exciting photographic content.Overnight at Notten’s Bush Camp
Day 02: KRUGER NATIONAL PARK
On this day you will start with early morning refreshments followed by a sun rise game drive. During the day you have time at leisure and can do as you please. You may decide to partake in specific activities offered by the lodge. These could include a bush walk, a spa treatment your could just relax and enjoy time around the pool.
During game drives the guides may take different routes through the park, thereby adding variety and increasing you chances of new sightings.
In the evening you can enjoy sun downers followed by a sunset game drive. After a dinner feast you can spend own time as you please. Overnight at Notten’s Bush Camp
Day 03: KRUGER TO NAMIBIA
After breakfast your driver will take you to Nelspruit Airport for your connection flight to Namibia
Welcome to Namibia!!!
Upon arrival at Hosea Kutako International Airport you will meet our representative who will take you to N/a’an Ku se Lodge a very nice lodge located in a wildlife Sanctuary.You will enjoy a close up viewing of the sanctuary’s rescued lions,leopards,wild dogs and others.During dinner your guide will brief you about your Safari Adventure.
Day 04: SOSSUSVLEI
After breakfast depart to Sossusvlei through the khomas Hochland and down the escarpment via one of the scenic mountain passing into the Namib Desert. Arrive for lunch at Namib Desert Lodge and rejuvenate as you get used to the surroundings. In the late afternoon depart for a scenic nature drive for the great experience in the dunes. Dinner and Overnight at Le Mirage Desert Lodge and Spa
Day 05: SWAKOPMUND
After an early breakfast, your driver guide we’ll be ready to explore for you the Sossusvlei and Dead vlei. Stop at the Scenic Dune 45 along the way. Some of the dunes in the area are a few hundred meters high which gives the incredible and unforgettable view from the top. Dinner and Overnight at The Stiltz
Day 06: SWAKOPMUND & WALVIS BAY
After breakfast we will depart for a living desert adventure where we will encounter and learn more about the fascinating wildlife of the Namib Desert. We will look for gecko’s, scorpions, side-winder snakes, lizards and beetles as well as the incredible plant life that survives in this harsh environment.
Once we are back in Swakopmund we enjoy lunch and then have an afternoon available to explore the town or perhaps finish the day with an optional quad-biking and dune-boarding adventure. Other optional activities that could be arranged scenic flights over the coast and dunes. Dinner and Overnight at The Stiltz
Day 07: ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK
After breakfast your driver will take you to the airport for your flight to Etosha (flight time about 1h15min).
Upon arrival your driver guide will transfer you to your lodge in time for lunch.Later experience the incredible Etosha National Park wildlife adventure in a 4WD Safari Car.Dinner and overnight at The Mushara Outpost
Etosha Park supports 114 species of mammal and over 340 species of bird including numerous endemics and rarities. At the heart of the park is a salt pan that is surrounded by sparse shrubs and grassy plains that become hilly mopane woodlands as you move away from the sunken saline desert.
As vegetation in most areas is sparse, the animals have learnt to drink during the day when predators are inactive and it is the safest time to be out in the open. It is not uncommon to see up to 7 different species of game at any waterhole.
Day 08: ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK
This day is spent with a morning and an afternoon game drive into the Etosha Game Reserve. This eastern side of the park has many waterholes where animals congregate to drink and even in the heat of the day, a wide range of wildlife can be seen.
Wildlife you are likely to see, at close quarters if you spend some time at the waterholes, includes a growing number of rhino – both black and white – and the endemic black-faced impala and Damara dik-dik. The Namibian trademarks, gemsbok and springbok, are common and there are good numbers of southern Africa’s big game including elephant, lion, leopard, cheetah, caracal, brown and spotted hyena, eland, roan, kudu, wildebeest, red hartebeest, and Burchell’s plains zebra, and black-backed jackal.
Photography at Etosha National Park is exceptional: the waterholes allow for unobtrusive close-ups and dramatic angles of the wildlife while the salt pan throws up a backdrop of shimmering white beneath a parched blue sky.Dinner and Overnight at The Mushara Outpost
Day 09: BYE BYE AFRICA
Depending on your departure time from Windhoek, an early morning game drive back into Etosha is included for your last glimpse of the Etosha wildlife!
The flight to the Hosea Kutako Airport outside Windhoek will take 1h40min so as above, departure from the lodge will depend on your outbound flight details.
Note: Safari Lift Africa uses 4-WD Land Cruiser with viewing roofs for the safaris that can accommodate 4 or 6 passengers. Safari Lift Africa guides are licensed, trained, friendly, and have years of experience.