ZAMBIA,BOTSWANA & NAMIBIA

 

 

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    ZAMBIA,BOTSWANA & NAMIBIA
    14Nights/13Nights

    Day 01: LIVINGSTONE
    Upon arrival at Livingstone International Airport, where you’ll be met and transferred to your lodge.
    Located near the Zambezi River in south-western Zambia, the bustling town of Livingstone is famous as the home of the magnificent Victoria Falls. One of the original natural wonders of the world, the World Heritage Site is known locally as ‘The Smoke that Thunders’.
    Relax as you get used to the new atmosphere of Africa.Dinner and Overnight at Protea Hotel by Marriott Livingstone

    Day 02:LIVINGSTONE
    After your breakfast,today you’ll visit the famous Victoria Falls. The majestic waterfall –After your walking tour,enjoy Living stone Island tea cruise.Dinner and Overnight at Protea Hotel by Marriott Livingstone,

    Day 03:GAME DRIVE OR ELEPHANT BACK RIDING
    After your breakfast enjoy a wonderful game drive at Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park.
    situated just along the upper Zambezi Rive.The Park provides a home for numerous antelope species, zebra, giraffe, warthog, and a variety of birds and smaller animals.
    OR
    ELEPHANT BACK SAFARI
    View wildlife on safari on another level, and ride the wilderness’ very own 4×4.  These majestic creatures will take you through the bush and enable you to see game from another perspective.
    Living stone Island is a spot from which David Livingstone got his first glimpse of the majestic falls.  You can catch a boat trip out to the Island and enjoy the exceptional view from here.Later in the evening,you should be able to enjoy a sun downer cruise on the Zambezi River, where you might spot hippo, crocodile or elephant.Dinner and Overnight at The Victoria falls waterfront.

    Day 04:CHOBE NATIONAL PARK
    After breakfast you’ll be transferred to the Zambia/Botswana border by road (about an hour’s drive), where you’ll cross from Zambia to Botswana on a ferry, assisted on both sides of the border by your driver-guide. You’ll check in at Chobe Chobe Safari Lodge, a riverside retreat in the heart of the bush on the edge of Chobe National Park in time for lunch. In the afternoon you can enjoy the sunset river cruise along the Chobe River, or an afternoon game drive in the park.Dinner and Overnight at Chobe Safari Lodge

    Day 05:CHOBE NATIONAL PARK
    Enjoy a full day at the lodge, making the most of the game drives in 4×4 vehicles to search for wild animals. Chobe has the largest remaining population of elephants in the world, and the bulls are renowned for their enormous size. There are also large herds of buffalo, many predators and antelope such as sable and roan.Dinner and Overnight at Chobe Safari Lodge

    Day 06:OKAVANGO DELTA
    After morning breakfast at Chobe safari lodge, there is also the possibility of enjoying your last minute game drive.then you’ll be taken to Kasane Airport for your scheduled flight into the Okavango Delta. The Delta is an extraordinary experience and you’ll be spending your time in the heart of the Delta. Chief’s Camp is on Chief’s Island in the Mombo Concession of the Moremi Game Reserve. Known as the ‘predator capital of Africa’, this area is ideal for game viewing. The seasonal water of the Delta ensures that the area in front of the camp is always changing – from a dry floodplain teaming with wildlife to a lush and tranquil lagoon.Dinner and Overnight at Sanctuary Chiefs Camp

    Day 07:OKAVANGO DELTA
    Chief’s Camp is located in the only area in the Okavango Delta that has both black and white rhino, completing the Big Five. You can take part in seasonal mokoro (traditional dug-out canoe) excursions, depending on water levels in the seasonal channels. Look out for some of the Delta’s 400-plus species of birds, including African fish eagle and Pel’s fishing owl.Overnight at Sanctuary Chief’s Camp, with meals and activities included.

    Day 08:WINDHOEK-NAMIBIA
    After morning breakfast your driver guide will be ready to take you to Maun International Airport for your flight to Namibia.
    Upon arrival at the Hosea Kutako Airport you’ll meet our tour consultant who will hand over your welcome pack and answer any last minute questions.
    If you have not bought over South African rand, it is best to withdraw cash from the airport, either at the counter or via the ATM. Both the exchange bureaus and ATMs are located in the arrival’s hall.
    After checking out your driver will be ready to take you to The Windhoek Luxury Suite for dinner and overnight.

    DAY 09: ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK
    Your guide will collect you from your city accommodation between 08h00 – 08h30 to start your guided adventure, our journey takes us north passing through the towns of Okahandja and Otjiwarongo before arriving at Etosha , one of the best game reserves in Southern Africa and home to many species of game including lion, cheetah, leopard, elephant, hyena, giraffe, and many types of antelope including the endemic black-faced impala. Your guide will take you into the park this afternoon and spend a full day exploring. Dinner and Overnight at Etosha Safari Lodge Gondwana Collection

    Day 10: 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. Etosha Safari Lodge Gondwana Collection

    Day 11: SWAKOPMUND & COASTAL STRIP
    This morning we depart from Etosha and head south to Swakopmund.  If you wish we can visit a local Himba community near Kamanjab but this is quite a long way.  Alternatively, we drive south close to Uis, there is a group of Himba with stalls near the side of the road – we can interact with them, visiting their village and bartering for gifts (by way of photo payment). We continue to the coast to visit a shipwreck close to Henties Bay and easily seen from the shore arriving at Swakopmund. Dinner and Overnight at Atlantic Villa

     Day 12&13: SOSSUSVLEI
    Today before heading to the south we will make a quick stop at Walvis Bay where we will have the opportunity to visit the lagoon, a protected RAMSAR wetland site, to see some of the many water birds including greater and lesser flamingos, pelicans, avocets, plovers and the endemic Damara tern. After this we depart to the amazing Namib Naukluft Park, the Sossusvlei dunes recently became a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Namibia’s only second listed site. This afternoon you may choose to be driven to nearby Elim’s Dune for sunset to watch the changing colours over the mountains and desert and hear the call of the barking geckos! Predawn departure from Sesriem the following morning to drive into the heart of the dunes and explore Sossusvlei witnessing first light.   The shadows on the sand dunes as the sun lifts over the apricot dunes in the heart of the famous dune sea of Namibia, is nothing short of spectacular.   We can climb a dune close to Sossusvlei then walk to Dead Vlei with its large expanse of bleached cracked clay and skeletal camel thorn trees, contrasting with a backdrop of huge orange-red dunes.  Later, visit nearby Sesriem Canyon and enjoy another stunning sunset surrounded by this colorful desert and sleep under the bright stars of the southern hemisphere. Dinner and Overnight at Namib Desert Lodge

    Day 14:DEPARTURE
    After breakfast your drive will return you to Windhoek and head to Hosea Kutako International Airport for your onward connection – the drive will be around 5hours to the city (plus time to drive to airport).

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