10 day southern Africa classic safari
|Price per person: EUR 2630.00
Single supplement: EUR 140.00
Min: 2pax | Max: 7pax
Meals indicated on Program
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Activities in / outside Parks
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Day 1 Victoria Falls Safari Lodge
Your adventure begins with a welcome meeting at 6 pm on Day 1. Please look for a note in the hotel lobby or ask the hotel reception where it will take place. Excellent optional activities include a boat cruise along the Zambezi, morning and afternoon game drives, or walks in the Zambezi National Park. You might also choose an awe-inspiring helicopter flight over the Falls and the Zambezi Gorges. Tonight you will dine at the incredible Boma Restaurant, whose menu has been known to include warthog, buffalo, crocodile, impala and more. Throughout the meal you’ll be entertained with local song and dance. Everyone is given an African drum and encouraged to join the party. If you don’t wish to join in with the drumming you may wish to choose an earlier session for dinner.
Victoria Falls Safari Lodge
|Transfer to hotel||N/A||Own Experience||Victoria Falls Safari Lodge|
DAY 2. Victoria Falls Safari Lodge – Victoria Falls National Park
This morning you will visit the magnificent Victoria Falls, named by Dr David Livingstone in honour of his English queen. One of the world’s true natural wonders, Victoria Falls form the largest sheet of falling water in the world, when in full flow. Once inside the park, your guide will take you through the falls area, stopping at different vantage points along the way to explain the history of the falls and their surrounds. After your tour, you will return to your lodge, where the rest of the day will be at leisure.
- Victoria Falls – Gorge swing – USD110
- Victoria Falls – Helicopter flight (12 mins) – USD175
- Victoria Falls – Helicopter flight (25 mins) – USD334
- Victoria Falls – Sunset cruise on the Zambezi river – USD50
- Victoria Falls – Village & township tour – USD50
- Victoria Falls – Whitewater rafting (half day) – USD140
|Victoria Falls entrance||Victoria Falls Safari Lodge||Own Expense||Victoria Falls Safari Lodge|
DAY 3. Victoria Falls Safari Lodge – Chobe Safari Lodge (91.km)
Follow the Zambezi River to Botswana and make your way to Chobe National Park (100km approximately 2–3 hours, not including border formalities). You will arrive at your lodge at around midday. There you can relax by the pool or take an optional afternoon game drive in Chobe National Park. This can be arranged locally with your leader. You will spend the next two nights in a lodge located just outside Chobe National Park.
|Own Expense||Victoria Falls Safari Lodge||Own Expense||Chobe Safari Lodge|
Day 4 – Chobe National Park
This morning you will enjoy a game drive in Chobe National Park. You might see elephants drinking at the water’s edge, large herds of cape buffaloes and many impala within the park. Then head back to the lodge for breakfast.
In the afternoon, embark on a cruise along the picturesque Chobe River, an ideal location for spotting bird life such as saddle-billed storks, malachite kingfishers, fish eagles and beautiful bee-eaters as well as hippos, crocodiles and large families of elephants. You will be joined by other travellers on the boat cruise which has a toilet and small bar to purchase drinks. Enjoy a G&T as the sun goes down on the river.
|Game Drive||Chobe Safari Lodge||Own Expense||Own Expense|
DAY 5 – Chobe Safari Lodge – Elepahnts Sands (259km)
After breakfast we will continue to the south , a place to be ruled by the giants (Elephants) At Elephant Sands Lodge guests can enjoy viewing elephants as they drink from the waterhole right in front of the lodge. They also have a wide variety of other wildlife that can be viewed, from lions to giraffe and buffalo. This is the perfect place view the Giants in close range and photographing them the entire day.
|Chobe Safari Lodge||Own Expense||Elephants Sands|
DAY 6 – Elepahnts Sands – Makgadikgadi Pans (Gweta Lodge) (155km)
Heading south, you will continue your journey to the Makgadikgadi Pans for an afternoon excursion. Witness the immensity of this sprawling salt flat, one of the largest in the world. Later you will head to Gweta Lodge, located near the edge of the pans. In the afternoon, leave the lodge in an open game vehicle to and travel out to the Nxaisini pan. Here you’ll sit out in the wild enjoy sundowners and snacks while observing the amazing scenery. With the aid of trackers you’ll spend some time in the company of the local meerkat colony, and look out for elephants that meander their way down to the watering hole to quench their thirst. Soak in this incredible place while the sun sets behind the old beautiful baobab. Back at the lodge, relax in the lounge area while you take in your surroundings and reflect on the day’s adventure.
|Makgadikgadi Pans||Elephants Sands||Own Expense||Elephants Sands|
DAY 7 – Makgadikgadi Pans – Maun (Audi Camp) (215km)
After breakfast this morning, it’s time to head to Maun, the gateway of the Okavango Delta .For those interested, there is the opportunity to fly over the delta in a small plane for a bird’s-eye view. This is a great way to appreciate the vast scale of this waterscape. Your leader can give you more information on the Mokoro Trip that is book for you.
|Mokoro Trip||Gweta Lodge||Own Expense||Audi Camp|
DAY 8 – Maun (Audi Camp) – Ghanzi Central Kalahari (Dqae Qare San Lodge) (400km)
Travel on to Ghanzi, the ‘Capital of the Kalahari’ ( 289km). Your accommodation tonight is at a community project in Ghanzi and is a much more basic than what you will encounter throughout your journey. However, the concept and experience of the lodge is well worth it. The lodges we use here support the local San Bushmen and supports the San D’Kar community through employment. The San People are renowned as the most skillful trackers on Earth and have an extraordinary knowledge of the Kalahari for both plants and animal tracking. If time permits you may choose to do the optional walk. Here you will be shown the wide variety of both edible and medicinal plants, while also tracking a variety of animals and learning about their habits. Of course, you will also spend quality time with your guides to understand their very different world view. Later a traditional San/Southern African meal will be served in the communal lounge and dining area. You will then experience the ancient dance rituals of the San/Bushman around the campfire. This is a real cultural experience and a great way to get to know the local Bushmen. On special occasions this could be a healing or trance dance, which can continue all night, and is an intense spiritual experience for both participants and visitors alike.
|Audi Camp||Own Expense||Dqae Qare San Lodge|
DAY 9 – Ghanzi Central Kalahari (Dqae Qare San Lodge) – Zelda Guest Farm (Gobabis) (253km)
After breakfast we continue towards the border to a nice a quiet guest farm just at the border of Namibia and Botswana where we will spend our night of this tour. Extending over 10 000ha of bushveld, Zelda Game & Guest Farm offers guests an opportunity to relax on a real Namibian cattle and game ranch close to Gobabis and the Transkalahari Border Post (Botswana border). 5 000ha of the farm have been fenced off to form the game park in which a variety of wildlife roams freely.Great accommodation in Namibia 16 individually furnished rooms with en suite bathrooms invite our guests to spend a few days on this tranquil game farm and to get to know the charming Namibian hospitality and atmosphere. The resident Nharo Bushmen families, who have lived in the area for hundreds of years, are proud to share their fascinating heritage and traditional knowledge with our guests.
|Optional||Dqae Qare San Lodge||Own Expense||Zelda Guest Farm|
DAY 10 – Zelda Guest Farm (Gobabis) – Windhoek (306)
After breakfast we continue Windhoek. END OF TOUR.
|Accommodation||Basis – Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner||Nights|
|1. Solitaire Country Lodge||D||1 Night|
|2. Rostock Ritz Lodge||B – D||1 Night|
|3. DriftWood Guest House||B||2 Night|
|4. White Lady Guest House||B – D||1 Night|
|5. Mondjila Safari Lodge||B – D||1 Night|
|6. Emanya Etosha Lodge||B – D||1 Night|
|7. Fiume Lodge||B – L – D||1 Night|
|8. Nuda River Lodge||B – D||1 Night|
|9. Kwalape Safari Lodge – Botswana||B – D||2 Nights|
|10. Elephants Sands – Botswana||B – L – D||1 Nights|
|11. Audi Camp Maun – Botswana||B – D||1 Night|
|11. Kalahari Arms Hotel – Botswana||B – D||1 Night|
|12. Harnas Wildlife Foundation||B – D||2 Nights|
|16 Days Safari|