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16-day Desert, River and Wildlife Adventure

kiboko-lodge.jpgA modified version of our bigger TransKalahari Adventure, this tour offers an abundance of scenic, wildlife and cultural attractions. Walk the highest sand dunes in the world in the Namib Desert; see the wild animals of Etosha National Park; meet the ancient Himba tribe and relax along the Okavango and Chobe Rivers ending with the unforgettable sight of Victoria Falls - experience this exciting route in Overlanding style!

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From
NZD$5,238
per person sharing*

Highlights

Walking in the giant dunes of Sossusvlei and the Namib Desert
Optional activities in Swakopmund
Game drives in Etosha National Park
Game walks, mokoros ride & boat trips in the Okavango Delta
The Okavango & Kwando Rivers
Sunset game viewing cruise on the Chobe River
Victoria Falls

Includes

Accommodation as per itinerary
Meals as per itinerary
Activities as per itinerary

Excludes

Pre/Post Tour Accommodation
Airport Transfers
International flights
Travel insurance
Optional activities
Visas
Vaccinations
Gratuities
Increases in park fees, government taxes and levies and fuel

Starts

Windhoek, Namibia

Ends

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Duration

15 days

Countries visited

Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe

Departures

Small Group. Set departure dates

Price

From NZD$5,238
per person sharing*

Group Size

4 - 16 people

Safari Type

3 to 4 Star Accommodation

Accommodation:

3 to 4 Star Accommodation

Vehicle

DAY 1: WINDHOEK
The afternoon in Windhoek is free to explore the capital city of Namibia. Overnight Safari Court Hotel (or similar accommodation). (Accommodated – dinner own account)

DAY 2/ 3: SESRIEM
Our journey takes us north through ever changing scenery to our accommodation located on the edge of the Namib Desert. The following morning is an early departure for Sossusvlei, stopping in the dune belt to witness the changing colours of the world’s highest sand dunes. We undertake a 5km walk to Sossusvlei and Deadvlei. In the afternoon we enjoy a short hike through the Sesriem Canyon. Overnight Desert Quiver Camp (or similar accommodation). (Accommodated – B & D)

DAY 4/ 5: SWAKOPMUND
We reach the coast at Walvis Bay and enjoy lunch while viewing the many flamingos feeding. We arrive in Swakopmund and spend the afternoon and following day exploring this German colonial town or booking one of the numerous optional excursions (own expense). Activities available include dolphin cruises or scenic flights over the vast Namib Desert. Overnight The Delight (or similar accommodation). (Accommodated – B. Dinners own account

DAY 6: DAMARALAND 
We drive inland through the Damaraland region with its vast and rugged terrain. Its mountain ranges are intercepted by wide gravel plains, which run into sandy, vegetated riverbeds and hot, dry valleys. Our lodge is located on top of a mountain with spectacular views of the surrounding area. Spend the afternoon taking in the incredible setting or simply relaxing by the pool. Overnight Ugab Terrace Lodge (or similar accommodation). (Accommodated – B & D)

DAY 7: ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK
Today we proceed to Etosha National Park where we enjoy our first game drive and relax by the floodlight waterhole in the evening. The park’s main characteristic is a salt pan so large it can be seen from space. Yet there is abundant wildlife that congregates around the waterholes. Overnight Okakeujo Restcamp inside Etosha National Park (or similar accommodation). (Accommodated – B & D)

DAY 8: ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK
This Park is one of the most important reserves and game sanctuaries in Africa with thousands of wild animals such as blue wildebeest, springbok, zebra, kudu, giraffe, cheetah, leopard, lion and elephant making this area their home. The day is spent on game drive through the Park from the Western to the Eastern side of the Park. Overnight Mokuti Lodge (or similar accommodation). (Accommodated – B & D)

DAY 9: OKAVANGO RIVER
We depart Etosha and enter the Caprivi Strip where we spend the night set amongst the lush vegetation overlooking the Okavango River and Angola. An optional afternoon boat cruise on the river is available (own account). Overnight Hakusembe River Lodge (or similar accommodation). (Accommodated – B & D)

DAY 10/ 11: OKAVANGO DELTA
Continuing into the Caprivi we cross into Botswana we travel by road to the edge of the Okavango Delta. We transfer 2-3 hours by boat to Pepere island in the delta. The following day we do mokoro and game walks on the island and the smaller islands in the area. The activities included are Mokoro trips, scenic boat tours and game walks on the island.  Overnight Pepere Island - Fixed Meru style tents with en suite facilities – B & D. Lunch on day 11 included) 

DAY 12: KWANDO RIVER
Departing the Delta by boat we return to our vehicle and we cross back into Namibia. We continue to the Eastern side of the Caprivi Strip and arrive at our lodge overlooking the flood plains of the Kwando River. Overnight Namushasha River Lodge (or similar accommodation). (Accommodated – B & D)

DAY 13/ 14: CHOBE RIVER
Crossing into Botswana via the Chobe National Park we overnight on the banks of the Chobe River. Chobe is famous for its beautiful scenery, magnificent sunsets and abundance of wildlife and birdlife. We relax on a sunset game-viewing cruise on the Chobe River. Optional morning Game Drive (own account). Overnight Chobe Safari Lodge (or similar accommodation). (Accommodated – B & D)

DAY 15: VICTORIA FALLS
We travel across the Zimbabwean border to Victoria Falls - without doubt one of the greatest and most spectacular sights in Africa. The afternoon and following morning is spent at leisure to browse the local markets, to experience the many optional activities on offer in the adrenalin capital of Africa including white water rafting, bungi jumping, microlighting/ airplane or helicopter flights over the Falls, and to visit the Falls (own expense). Overnight Cresta Sprayview hotel (or similar accommodation).

(Accommodated – B. Dinners own account)

DAY 16: VICTORIA FALLS
Tour ends after breakfast. (B)