Captivating Zambezi 2018-01-22T07:31:35+00:00

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Captivating Zambezi – Scheduled Guided Tour Days 8 | Windhoek to Kasane

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Discover the diverse African culture amongst abundant wildlife and thick riverine forests. Compare the wildlife in relatively dryer Etosha to the different game in the Zambezi. This safari is Africa at its most pure.

Highlights

    • Discover the ‘Big 5’ across 4 National Parks
    • Explore the wildlife and culture along 3 rivers of the Zambezi region
    • World’s largest meteorite

 

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Tour Information

Days / Nights 9 / 8
Languages  English / German
Departure Days  Tuesday
Category  Classic
Classic pax Min 2 – Max 20 Guests
Combination  EN, CK, BH, SOL


Departure Dates

 

Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr
14, 28 12 16 20 6, 20 3, 17
May Jun Jul Aug Sept Oct
15, 29 12, 26 10, 24 7, 21 4, 18, 25 9, 16


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  No Single supplement
Red departure dates:  Special Discounted Rates

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Day 1 |  Tuesday

ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK

From Windhoek we travel north to the Etosha National Park, famous for its vast amount of wildlife and unique landscape. Once we have reached our camp located on the outside of the National Park, we have the rest of the day at leisure, but can optionally also book an afternoon guided game drive in open vehicles with the lodge.

Mokuti Etosha Lodge

Day 2 | Wednesday

ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK

The day is devoted purely to the abundant wildlife found in the Etosha National Park, which surrounds a parched salt desert known as the Etosha Pan.

The park is home to (4) of the ‘Big 5’; elephant, lion, leopard and rhino. The Park was proclaimed as Namibia’s first conservation area in 1907 by the then Governor, von Lindequist. Game viewing in the park is largely focussed around the waterholes, some of which are spring fed and some supplied from a borehole, ideal places to sit and watch over 114 different game species, or for an avid birder, in excess of 340 bird species.

Popular game species such as giraffe, blue wildebeest, plains and mountain zebra, hyena, lion, leopard, elephants, antelopes such as kudu, oryx, eland, as well as some of the endangered species such as black rhino, cheetah and the black-faced impala are all found here. An extensive network of roads link the over 30 water holes allowing the visitor an opportunity to do a real game viewing safari over the stretch of the park as each different area will provide different encounters.

Mokuti Etosha Lodge – Breakfast

Day 3 | Thursday

KAVANGO REGION

After breakfast we travel northeast towards Namibia’s lush Kavango region. En-route we stop at Hoba Meteorite, the world’s largest known meteorite. We continue to the Kavango River close to Rundu, known for its rich selection of hand-made wooden crafts. With its magnificent woodlands and perennial rivers, the Kavango region contrasts sharply with the rest of Namibia.

Large swathes of tall woodland, riverine forests, floodplains and reed-lined channels dominate the area. This is also the area where you will see many of the traditional huts and homesteads still popular in use today. At our lodge we can enjoy a sundowner cruise on the Okavango River (optional).

Kaisosi River Lodge – Breakfast

Day 4 | Friday

BWABWATA NATIONAL PARK

After breakfast we follow the route of the Okavango River into the Zambezi Region. Lush, green, riverine – that is what the Zambezi region looks like. This juxtaposition is what makes Namibia the “Land of Contrasts”. The area is typified by perennial rivers and large forests of trees. Whereas most of Namibia is arid, this area is lush, the soil rich and the wildlife plentiful. It is a lively hotbed where one can see subsistence and cattle farming and the well-known traditional wood carvings.

We arrive at our lodge close to the Mahango National Park where the following (2) nights are spent along the lush vegetation of the Okavango River. Our rooms award us with an uninhibited view onto the Buffalo Park across the river. Optionally we can visit the Popa Falls, a series of small rapids in paradisical environment, or enjoy a late afternoon boat cruise on the river.

Ndhovu River Lodge – Breakfast

Day 5 | Saturday

BWABWATA NATIONAL PARK

After an early breakfast we travel into the Mahango National Park. Being Namibia’s smallest but best populated game park, the visit will be rewarding in terms of wildlife and bird watching. The Mahango Game Park has a high number of elephants, as well as fair numbers of antelopes which are scarce or not seen in other parts of Namibia. These include the roan and sable antelope, tsessebe and the red lechwe. The park is also home to a number of sitatunga. The Mahango Game Park is an excellent destination for bird watching with over 400 species to be spotted.

Ndhovu River Lodge – Breakfast

Day 6 | Sunday

CHOBE FLOODPLAINS

We travel via the town of Katima Mulilo towards the end of the Zambezi strip. En-route we visit a traditional village to learn more about the Caprivi people’s culture. Our lodge for the following nights is situated along the banks of the Chobe River, shortly before it enters Botswana. Having enjoyed an optional sundowner drink on a river beach setting we return to the lodge for dinner.

Camp Chobe – Breakfast

Day 7 | Monday

CHOBE FLOODPLAINS

Today we enjoy a guided canoeing excursion to experience the rich diversity of bird and wildlife of the Chobe River followed by a short walk to a light lunch spot. We then return to the lodge either by boat, depending on the water level or guided walk, experiencing the open African plains scattered with wildlife. The remainder of the day is spent at leisure enjoying the open space.

Camp Chobe – Breakfast and Lunch

Day 8 | Tuesday

CHOBE NATIONAL PARK

After breakfast, we cross the border into Botswana and travel to Kasane where you are able to extend your holiday at a lodge bordering the Chobe National Park or continue with a transfer to Victoria Falls.

Chobe Marina Lodge – Breakfast

 

Scheduled Tour From To P/Person (N$) Sgl. Suppl. (N$)

Low Season

01 Nov 2017

30 Jun 2018

27,500

2,150

High Season

01 Jul 2018

31 Oct 2018

29,500

2,150

         

 

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