19 day southern Africa classic safari
|Price per person: EUR 2630.00
Single supplement: EUR 140.00
Min: 2pax | Max: 7pax
Meals indicated on Program
Accommodation / Camping
Activities in / outside Parks
Other Personal Items
Day 1 Windhoek – Solitaire (251km)
Collection time is between 09:00 and 09:30 from anywhere within Windhoek. Windhoek is surrounded by mountains and we have to pass both the Eros Mountains and the Khomas Hochland Range. As we come through the mountains we drop down from the central plateau to grassy desert savannah. Our Accommodation is situated in Solitaire itself. On arrival we check into our rooms and get comfortable with the surrounding nature of the Namib Desert.
Solitaire Country Lodge
|N/A||Own Expense||Solitaire Country Lodge|
Day 2 – Solitaire – Sossusvlei (83km)
Early start to catch the soft light of the sunrise over the desert. After passing through Sesriem we continue towards Sossusvlei with distant sand dunes along both sides of the road. We will stop at the famous Dune 45. Those who feel fit may climb the dune and get a breathtaking view of the surrounding desert and dunes. After breakfast we will take a desert walk in the cool of the morning at Deadvlei , with the chance of seeing gemsboks, springboks, black-backed jackals and ostriches. As the day cools down in the afternoon we will go on a a short excursion to Sesriem Canyon.
Rosctock Ritz Lodge
|Dune 45||Solitaire Country Lodge||Own Expense||Rostock Ritz Lodge|
Day 3 – Rostock Ritz Lodge – Swakopmund (350km)
Namibia is a country of contrasts. Today we will move from desert to sea. On our way we will cross the Tropic of Capricorn and traverse the Gaub and the Kuiseb passes, driving down to the dry river bed at the bottom of the Kuiseb Canyon before climbing up the other side, watching the spectacular desert landscape unfold before us. Having arrived at the coast, we will make a stop in Walvis Bay to enjoy the view of flamingos and other birds in the lagoons.
Driftwood Guest House
|Kuiseb Canyon||Rostock Ritz Lodge||Own Expense||Own Expense|
Day 4 – Swakopmund
The rest of the day will be free with plenty of time to explore the town. Swakopmund is a very pleasant seaside town with lots of shops, a good stretch of beach (although the Atlantic is quite cold here) and an open-air curio market. There is also a very good museum and the Namibian National Marine Aquarium is located in Swakopmund. Alternatively, there are various optional activities that can be arranged. These include a boat-tour (with oysters and champagne!), scenic flights and micro-light flights over the desert, fishing trips (either from the beach or in a boat), quad-bike trips into the desert and over the sand dunes around Swakopmund, sandboarding, skydiving and many other activities. Your guide will discuss all the possible optional activities with you and offer to make pre-bookings in advance. (N.B. all extra activities in Swakopmund are subject to availability and are made at the client’s own risk and expense). Dinner today is not included in the cost of the safari and will be at the client’s own expense.
Driftwood Guest House
|Driftwood G/H||Own Expense||Own Expense|
Day 5 – Swakopmund – Damaralnad(200km)
In the morning we will go on an excursion to the seal colony at Cape Cross, north of Swakopmund, where we will be able to experience thousands of fur seals at close range. We then will continue back on the same road towards Uis . Our Guest house in located in the heart of Uis.
White Lady Guest House
|Cape Seals Reserve||Driftwood G/H||Own Expense||Monte-utsi Restaurant|
Day 6- Damaraland – Etosha National Park (310km)
After breakfast, we drive on to yet another exciting journey of spectacular landscape and cultural diversity in Twyfelfontein. We will be visiting the oldest rock art of the nomadic Bushman and the Damara cultural Museum to learn more about them and how they have been living and some still do. After this experience we will be heading straight to our Accommodation which is located 40km from the National park of Etosha. On arrival we will do a short visit into the National Park ,and drive back to the lodge for a relaxing evening.
Mondjila Safari Lodge
|Rock Engravings||White Lady G/H||Own Expense||Mondjila Safari Lodge|
|Damara Living Museum|
Day 7 – Mondjila Safari Lodge – Emanya Etosha Lodge(230km)
Today we will spend most of the day game driving. We will visit a number of waterholes and make a stop at the Etosha Pan, the “place of dry water”. The Pan is an extensive flat depression of about 5,000 km2. This great, white expanse is a place of shimmering mirages and seeing large herds of game in this setting makes Etosha a unique experience. We may stop at Halali middle camp to have lunch before we continue our game drive to Namutoni .Our accommodation is 10 minutes exiting the eastern gate of the park.
Emanya Etosha Lodge
|Full day game drive||Monjila Safari Lodge||Halali Camp||Emanya Etosha Lodge|
Day 8 – Emanya Etosha Lodge – Fiume Lodge (200km)
We depart after breakfast at 10h00 , we have a short drive in front of us. Fiume Lodge has a very relaxing surrounding and excellent stop over from the long drive from and to Etosha National Park. The guest can join the Bushman drive offered by the lodge its self or otherwise just enjoy the rest of the day.
Fiume Lodge and Guest Farm
|Emanya Etosha Lodge||Fiume Lodge||Fuime Lodge|
Day 9 – Fiume Lodge Nunda River Lodge (441km)
After breakfast we head to the Okavango Region, traveling through small town and village schools and village churches. The Okavango is widely believed to be the world’s largest inland delta, it is not. In Africa alone there are two larger similar geological features: the Sudd on the Nile in South Sudan, and the Inner Niger Delta in Mali. On arrival and settling in, the guest will join a local guide on a Mokoro Trip. The Mokoro (also spelt makoro) is a type of canoe commonly used in the Okavango Delta; It is propelled through the shallow waters of the delta by standing in the stern and pushing with a pole, in the same manner as punting. Mokoro are traditionally made by digging out the trunk of a large straight tree, such as an ebony tree or Kigelia tree
Nunda River Lodge
|Fiume Lodge||Own Expense||Nunda River Lodge|
Day 10- Nunda River Lodge – Kwalape Safari Lodge (431km)
After a early breakfast we drive from Namibia slowly head into the Botswana Chobe National Park. Chobe National Park, in northern Botswana, has one of the largest concentrations of game in Africa. By size, it is the third largest park in the country, after the Central Kalahari Game Reserve and the Gemsbok National Park, and is the most biologically diverse. It is also Botswana’s first national park. On arrival guest can enjoy the rest of the day joining activities offered by the lodge .
Kwalape Safari Lodge (Botswana)
|Leisure||Nunda River Lodge||Own Expense||Kwalape Lodge|
Day 11 – Kwalape Safari Lodge – Victoria Falls Zimbabwe (75km)
After breakfast we will be visiting the Victoria Falls for the whole day. Victoria Falls, or Mosi-oa-Tunya (Tokaleya Tonga: The Smoke That Thunders), is a waterfall in southern Africa on the Zambezi River at the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe. It has been described by CNN as one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the world. After spending the whole day at the falls we then will head back to our Accommodation and enjoy the sunset over the Namibian side of the Chobe River.
Kwalape Safari Lodge
|Victoria Falls visit||Kwalape Safari Lodge||Own Expense||Kwalape Safari Lodge|
Day 12 – Kwalape Safari – Elephant Sands (250km)
We depart Kwalape Safari Lodge in the morning, right after breakfast and frive off to the world of Elephants. Settled between two of Botswana’s top attractions, the Okavango Delta and Chobe National Park, is a place where fine sand and massive elephants meet. The marriage of these creates a place where the two are brought together for those of us that seek adventure. This is a campsite that combines the beauty of African nature and its wildlife, Elephant Sands. Guest can enjoy the rest of the day in the company of the African gentle Giants.
|Own Expense||Kwalape Safari Lodge||Pride Safari pays||Elephants Sands|
Day 13 – Elephant Sands – Audi Camp(365km)
After breakfast we continue on a 4 hour drive to Maun . Our camp is situated at the edge of the Okavango Delta 12Km from Maun, on the road toward the Moremi Game Reserve, located on the banks of the Thamalakane river – the southernmost tributary of the Okavango Delta. On arrive guest can join activities like sunset boat cruise on the Okavango River or just enjoy the sunet from the camp itself.
Audi Camp – Botswana Maun
|Own Expense||Elephants Sands||Own Expense||Audi Camp|
Day 14 – Audi Camp – Kalahari Arms Hotel (300km)
We depart after breakfast on a short 4 hour journey to Kalahari Arms Hotel located in Ghanzi Botswana. The hotel offers a very relaxing atmosphere with a welcoming swimming pool that is a good way to ccol down from a long drive.
|Leisure||Elephant Sands||Own Expense||Kalahari Arms Hotel|
Day 15 – Kalahari Arms Hotel – Harnas Wildlife Foundation (405km)
We drive off after breakfast towards the Onguma Border Post into Namibia. Our journey will take us to the first Rehabilitation Farm open in Namibia known as the Harnas Wildlife Foundation. Harnas is one of the few wildlife orphanages and medical centers in the world to take in abused, injured, and captured wild animals from Namibia, Botswana, and southern African nations, saving hundreds of animals per year. Its mission is to protect life; done through the responsible and effective management, regulation and understanding of the resources necessary for this task. On arrival guest can take the time to stroll around and get acquainted with all the animals in the surrounding.
|Sundowner/Lion Roar||Kalahari Arms Hotel||Own Expense||Harnas W/F|
Day 16 – Harnas Wildlife Foundation – Windhoek (305km)
After breakfast just before depart this beautiful place , we will be joining a local guide on a feeding Frenzy, where we will be driving from enclosure to enclosure feeding lions, caracals, wild dogs, cheetahs , leopards and chacma baboons and not to forget a gang of mongooses. After lunch we will be heading back to Windhoek.
|Morning Feeding Tour||Harnas W/F||Own expense||N/A|
|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|