Scheduled Tour | 11 nights / 12 days |
Day 1: Waterberg Plateau
You will be picked up from your accommodation in Windhoek between 07h30 and 08h30. We depart Windhoek and drive via Okahandja (short stop at the Kavango Woodcarver’s Markets) to the Waterberg Plateau. The Waterberg Plateau is a prominent feature, elevated high above the plains of the Kalahari of Eastern Namibia. The plateau and 405 km² of surrounding land were declared a Nature Reserve in 1972. It is largely inaccessible so in the early 1970s several of Namibia’s endangered species were relocated there to protect them from predators and poaching to extinction. The programme was very successful and Waterberg now supplies other Namibian parks with rare species. In 1989, Black Rhino were reintroduced to the area from Damaraland, sparking a successful breeding programme of national and international significance for the species.
Days 2 & 3: Etosha National Park
Our tour continues to one of its highlights, the Etosha National Park. Upon arrival we will already enter the park for some game viewing. Of the mammal species found in the park, several are rare and endangered, such as black rhino and black-faced impala. Etosha’s elephants are reputed to be the largest in Africa, the tallest one measuring up to 4 meters at the shoulder. Their tusks, on the other hand, are relatively small. For the greater part of the year the Etosha Pan is a bleak expanse of white cracked mud which shimmers with mirages on most days. Seeing vast herds of game against this eerie backdrop makes the Etosha game viewing experience unique.
Etosha National Park
Etosha was declared a game reserve by the German colonial administration back in 1907 and covers an area of more than 22 000 km². At a stage it covered a vast area of 93 240 km² and was the largest game reserve in the world. For various political reasons, the park was progressively diminished in size until by 1975 it had been reduced to its current size. In its centre lies a vast saltpan surrounded by grass and thorn savannah, Mopane bushland in the west and dry forest in the north-east. About two million years ago, this area was an enormous lake, fed by the Kunene River. However the lake slowly dried up because over time, the river changed its course. Today the pan is a shallow depression and has an approximate size of 5000 km².
Of the 114 mammals species found in the park, several are rare and endangered, such as the black Rhino and cheetah. Etosha’s current population of +- 600 Black Rhinos represents one of the few growing populations in the world.
The National Park has three Rest camps Okaukuejo, Halali and Namutoni. These all have restaurants, stores and swimming pools. The main entrance to the park is called the Andersson Gate at Okaukuejo in the south and the Von Lindequist Gate in the east near Namutoni.
Day 4: Rundu Surrounds
In the morning, departure from the National Park. Your Guide takes you via Grootfontein to Rundu. Upon arrival at the next accommodation you can relax and enjoy a breathtaking sunset or optionally take a boat cruise (activity not included in package price) on the Okavango River which brings the great wildness of the African flair even closer. In the evening we will enjoy a delicious meal before heading off to bed.
Day 5: Mahangu National Park
After breakfast we will drive to the Mahangu National Park. On the way we will do a short stop at the Popa Falls. After you have reached the lodge you can explore the area in your own vehicle. The Mahangu Game reserve offers excellent opportunities to view elephants, buffalo, red lechwe and sable antelopes, to name a few, in typical riverine and swampland habitat. In the evening you have the opportunity to take part on a boat cruise (at own expense) around sunset and enjoy the tranquillity of this area.
Days 6 & 7: Mamili National Park
We drive along the Caprivi Strip to the Mamili National Park. The 318km² Mamili (Nkasa Lupala) National Park protects the flora and fauna living within a complex channel of reed beds, lakes and islands that make up the Linyanti swamps. Spectacular herds of elephant, buffalo, red lechwe and reedbuck are among the highlights of any game-viewing experience.
Days 8 & 9: Chobe National Park
The road today takes us into the world famous Chobe National Park. Chobe has the world’s largest population of African Elephants and the chances of seeing some big game are very good as we transit through the park to the small town of Kasane. In the afternoon you have the opportunity to join a river boat cruise (at own expense). From the boat we will have the chance to see a huge amount of wild game, both on the river banks and in the waters swirling around us. Crocodiles and hippos abound in the forbidding Chobe River and on the land side there is often a kaleidoscope of different antelope and species such as elephant, buffalo and even the Big Cats come to the river banks for their sundowner drink. The Chobe River provides a very broad habitat for bird life and it is possible to see many beautiful species of our feathered friends.
Days 10 & 11: Victoria Falls
Your guide will take you to the Kasane Immigration, where you will be met by a representative of the transfer company that will take you to Zimbabwe and the Victoria Falls. After check-in at the lodge the rest of the day will be used to visit the Victoria Falls and explore the area. There are several paths that you can follow and take some amazing pictures of the falls. The Victoria Falls, one of the seven world wonders, offers the opportunity to do some adventurous activities, such as water rafting and bungi jumping (activities not included).
Day 12: Departure
Today you will be transferred to the Victoria Falls Airport, in time for your flight back home or onwards flight. The tour ends here.
Vehicle: 4×4 Double Cab / Minibus
Minimum participants: 2 / Maximum participants: 6
Please note: This tour is also bookable for closed groups from 4 guests onwards on any date.
Windhoek – Waterberg Plateau – Etosha National Park – Rundu Surrounds – Mahangu National Park – Mamili National Park – Chobe National Park – Victoria Falls
Departs once a week
PRICE ON REQUEST
Prices are nett and include VAT.
- 02 x overnight including breakfast
- 09 x overnight including 3 meals
- English speaking tourguide
- Tour vehicle and fuel
Entrance fees included:
- Waterberg National Park
- Etosha National Park
- Mahangu National Park
- Mamili National Park
- Chobe National Park
- Additional meals, activities or entrance fees & permits
- Personal expenses (phone calls, drinks, tips etc.)
- Travel Insurance
- International flights
- Victoria Falls entrance fees