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21-day Namibia and Botswana Southern Circle

A budget accommodated adventure visiting the highlights of Namibia and Botswana. Visit the mighty Victoria Falls before entering Namibia. Enjoy wildlife of Etosha, the scenery of Damaraland, and the dunes of the Namib Desert. We take a bush walk with the San Bushman, and head deep into the Okavango Delta finishing off with a boat cruise in Chobe National Park. An all encompassing journey in Southern Africa

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From
NZD$5,795
per person sharing*

Highlights

Victoria Falls – A natural wonder of the world & adventure activities
Caprivi – Game drives & boat cruise
Etosha NP – game viewing
Damaraland– rock paintings
Swakopmund – dune boarding & quad biking
Namib Desert – walk Sossusvlei dunes
Kalahari – bush walk with San Bushman
Okavango Delta – mokoro excursion and bush walks
Chobe NP – sunset boat cruise on Chobe River

Includes

Accommodation as per itinerary
Meals as per itinerary
Transport
Professional guides

Excludes

Travel insurance
International flights
Pre and post tour accommodation
Airport Transfers
Gratuities
Visas
Vaccinations
Optional activities
Beverages (alcohol, soft drinks and bottled water)
Increases in park fees, government taxes and levies and fuel surcharges

Starts

Livingstone, Zambia

Ends

Livingstone, Zambia

Duration

21 days

Countries visited

Namibia, Botswana, Zambia

Departures

Small Group. Set departure dates

Price

From NZD$5,795
per person sharing*

Group Size

4 - 12 people

Safari Type

2 to 3 Star Accommodation

Accommodation:

3 to 4 Star Accommodation

Vehicle

Day 1 - 2 LIVINGSTONE [Chalet B--]
[B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner]
Tour departure meeting at 14:00pm. Victoria Falls is one of the natural wonders of the world and we take 2 days to explore this area. Adventure activities abound, including sunset cruises, white water rafting on the mighty Zambezi, or an 111m bungi jump (own expense).

Day 3 – 4 CAPRIVI [chalets BLD]
Crossing out of Zambia into the Caprivi strip, we spend two days travelling west through this game rich area. We’ll explore the Kwando River by boat and a game drive into the Mahango Game Reserve.

Day 5 RUNDU [chalet BL-]
After a morning enjoying the abundant birdlife that surrounds the camp, our road takes us along the Kavango River. Villages of grass huts and local wooden crafts and carvings a common sight. We stop for the night at our riverside lodge in Rundu and enjoy a spectacular sunset.

Day 6 - 8 ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK [lodge BLD]
We head deeper into Namibia to the Etosha National Park. The National Park surrounds the Etosha Pan, and is locally named “the great white place of dry water”. Waterholes surround the pan and attract game, Etosha is known for great sightings of elephant, antelope and lions. Our lodge lies on the boundary of the park and we spend our mornings and afternoons on game drives.

Day 9 BRANDBERG [lodge BLD]
Our journey covers some beautiful desert landscapes as we move south towards the Brandberg Mountain. Our lodge is situated in the dry Ugab River which is home to the rare desert elephants. We visit the petrified forest, and take a walk with a local guide to view the famous White Lady rock painting in the area.

Day 10-11 SWAKOPMUND [guest house Bx2 Lx1 -]
We cross flat open plains to the coast where we visit the Cape Cross seal colony. Further south is the coastal town of Swakopmund where we have a day free to explore the town or try sea kayaking or dune boarding (own expense). German colonial influences are strong in the town of Swakopmund as reflected in the restaurant menus and the architecture.

Day 12 – 13 NAMIB DESERT [permanent tent BLD]
The lunar landscapes surround the town of Swakopmund and we visit these as we leave and head into the Namib Desert with its towering red sand dunes. We will walk to Sossusvlei, explore Sesriem Canyon and from the comfort of our lodge outside the national park watch a dramatic sunset over the desert.

Day 14 WINDHOEK [guesthouse BL-]
Windhoek is the capital and largest city in Namibia, its charm lies in its harmonious blend of African and European cultures and the friendliness of its people and an interesting mix of modern and German colonial era influenced architecture. We explore the city and enjoy a restaurant meal (own expense).

Day 15 KALAHARI [chalet BLD]
Crossing into Botswana we overnight in the heart of the Kalahari. We take a walk with the local San Bushmen to learn fascinating bush skills and get an insight into how these incredible people survive in this desert environment.

Day 16, 17, 18 OKAVANGO DELTA [tented camping x2 BLD][lodge x1 BL-]
An annual flood of fresh water spreads into the Kalahari Desert creating the reed lined channels of the Okavango Delta. Our first night is spent in Maun in preparation before journeying deep into the Delta on Makoro (dugouts) - an experience not to be missed. We have 2 nights in our tented camp wild on remote islands and enjoy game walks, swimming and the birdlife in this pristine wilderness area.

Day 19 MAKGADIKGADI PANS [permanent tents BL -]
Feel the vastness of Africa under a big sky sunset. After the rains the pans fill with water and attract thousands of water birds and herds of zebra, wildebeest and springbok.

Day 20 CHOBE NATIONAL PARK [chalets BL -]
We turn north through the Chobe Forest Reserve to Kasane where we settle into our lodge. Chobe NP is famous for large herds of elephant and buffalo. Our afternoon is spent on an exciting wildlife boat cruise in the Chobe NP.

Day 21 LIVINGSTONE – TOUR ENDS [B - -]
This morning we transfer across the Zambezi River on the Kazangula ferry to Livingstone where tour ends at +/- 12:00 noon.