Experience Zambezi 2018-02-05T09:36:33+00:00

Project Description

Experience Zambezi – Self-Drive Tour 11 Days | Windhoek to Windhoek

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Experience Southern Africa’s contrasts and diverse indigenous cultures. Encounter abundant wildlife and the “BIG5” over 4 National Parks and along the water rich water systems of the KAZA Transfrontier National Park.

Highlights

    • Discover the “big 5” across 4 national parks
    • Explore the wildlife and culture along 3 rivers of the zambezi region
    • Canoeing on the chobe river
    • World’s largest meteorite

Digital Itinerary

2017 EXPERIENCE ZAMBEZI CLASSIC

2018 EXPERIENCE ZAMBEZI SUPERIOR

Tour Information

Days / Nights  11 / 9
Stars/Ends  Windhoek / Kasane
Categories Comfort and Superior
Recommended vehicle (Not included) SUV or 4×4 Double Cab
Combination WD
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Day 1 | 350 km

NAMIB DESERT

Your journey starts by travelling south into the heart of the Namib Desert, an area with awe-inspiring landscapes and majestic dunes. Arriving at your lodge, situated near the entrance to Sesriem, the remainder of the day can be spent at leisure. Enjoy a late afternoon walk or take part in optional activities offered by your lodge.
Comfort: The Elegant Desert Lodge – Dinner
Superior: Sossusvlei Lodge – Dinner

Day 2 | 150 km

SOSSUSVLEI

This day calls for an early rise, as you will forever remember the picture of a sunrise over the mighty dunes of the Namib Desert. Gaze at the bright splash of sun-baked sand combined with the mighty play of shadows cast onto the layside of the dunes. From Sossusvlei visit Dead Vlei, a surreal white clay pan surrounded by monumental dunes and dotted with age-old camelthorn trees. Travelling back, visit the Sesriem Canyon, an 18-million year old gorge eroded into the conglomerate floor.
Comfort: The Elegant Desert Lodge – Breakfast and Dinner
Superior: Sossusvlei Lodge – Breakfast and
 Dinner

Day 3 & 4 | 360 km

SWAKOPMUND

Today you travel via the Namib Naukluft Park to Swakopmund, a tranquil coastal town situated between the Namib Desert and the Atlantic Ocean. Visit the Welwitschia plains and the aptly named Moonlandscape, two of the attractions during this scenic drive. In Swakopmund, you will have the option of participating in some of the adventurous activities on offer. These could include scenic flights, dolphin cruises, quad-biking, parasailing, dune-boarding.
Comfort: Swakopmund Guest house – Breakfast
Superior: Villa Margherita – Breakfast

Day 5 | 340 km

DAMARALAND

On your way to Damaraland visit the largest fur seal colony in southern Africa at Cape Cross. Your lodge for the evening is situated in the heart of the Damaraland, where game such as rhino, desert elephant and kudu roam freely. A visit to the Burnt Mountain and the Organ Pipes is particularly rewarding in the later afternoon. En-route to your lodge you can stop at various local street stands to purchase hand crafted artifacts and a wide variety of minerals and gemstones.
Comfort: Twyfelfontein Lodge – Breakfast
Superior: Doro Nawas – Breakfast and Dinner

Day 6 | 320 km

ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK

After breakfast, visit Twyfelfontein, a National Heritage Site and an “open air art gallery” that boasts over 2500 different Bushman rock engravings and rock paintings. En-route to your lodge you can also visit a traditional Himba village and meet these proud and statuesque people. The Himba still adhere to their traditional values and cultures and are one of the last truly nomadic tribes on Earth. Travel further north to the Etosha National Park, where you will overnight this evening.
Comfort: Okaukuejo Camp – Breakfast
Superior: Okaukuejo Waterhole Chalet – Breakfast and Dinner

Day 7 | 300 km

ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK

Entering the Etosha National Park in the early morning, your time will be devoted purely to the abundant wildlife found here. The park surrounds a parched salt desert known as the Etosha Pan, and is home to 4 of the ‘Big 5’; elephant, lion, leopard and rhino. The park’s waterholes support a diversity of mammals and birds, including species such as black-faced impala, cheetah, and Namibia’s smallest antelope, the Damara dik-dik.
Comfort: Etosha Aoba Lodge – Breakfast
Superior: Mushara Outpost – Breakfast and Dinner

Day 8 | 300 km

ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK

You have the entire day available for extensive game viewing experiences. No game drive is the same; all waterholes hold new surprises and attract different animal species that you may not have seen on previous game drives.
Comfort: Etosha Aoba Lodge – Breakfast
Superior: Mushara Outpost – Breakfast and Dinner

Day 9 | 380 km

CENTRAL NAMIBIA

Departing the Etosha National Park, you travel south through Namibia’s maize triangle with its majestic Otavi Mountain range. This is one of the most scenic locations in Namibia – perfect for undertaking scenic walks or guided nature safaris on the private nature reserves.
Comfort: The Elegant Farmstead – Breakfast
Superior: Okonjima Bush Camp – Breakfast and Dinner

Day 10 | 490 km

DEPARTURE

After Breakfast, depart your lodge and travel south towards Windhoek. After strolling through one of the large craft markets in Okahandja, your route takes you between high mountain ranges back to the capital city, Windhoek, where your tour ends.
Breakfast

Product

 

Validity

NETTO RATES

 

From

To

p/Person

Sgl Supp

Spectacular Namibia – Comfort

Low Season

01-Nov-17

30-Jun-18

 10,845

 3,015

High Season

01-Jul-18

31-Oct-18

11,580

3,290

Spectacular Namibia – Superior

Low Season

01-Nov-17

30-Nov-17

22,915

7,330

01-Dec-17

30-Jun-18

23,285

6,765

High Season

01-Jul-18

31-Oct-18

25,890

7,710