Accommodation: As specified
Meals: All meals as specified in the itinerary
11 Breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 dinner
Entrance Fees: Living Museum of the Damara, Twyfelfontein, Petrified Forest, Etosha National Park, Hoba Meteorite, Mahango National Park, Mudumu National Park, Chobe National Park
General: Still mineral water on bus, tourism levy and government taxes where applicable, 24hrs medical evacuation insurance
All International / Domestic Flights and taxes, Visas, Travel and Personal accident insurance, Personal Expenses, Excursions / Activities not specified, Gratuities
Day 1-2 | Friday – Saturday
After being picked up at your hotel or at the international airport a transfer takes you to the coastal town of Swakopmund, where you meet up with the rest of the group and your safari guide. Upon your arrival in the early afternoon and checking into your hotel, you have the rest of the day to your own disposal. Swakopmund is often fondly referred to as the “playground of Namibia”, it has numerous activities. Explore the rugged, sweltering desert on a day tour, or from an aerial view on a scenic flight. enjoy the feel of this quaint town with its historic buildings, museums, shopping arcades and beach bar.
Overnight at Europa Hof Hotel – Breakfast.
Day 3 | Sunday
Today we head back inland past the Brandberg, Namibia’s highest mountain into the Damaraland, home to the elusive desert elephant, the black rhino. On route we visit the Living Museum of the Damara and the Petrified Forest. Guests traveling on the Superior tour continue, to their lodge located in the vicinity of Twyfelfontein. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure.
Overnight at Damara Mopane Lodge or similar – Breakfast.
Day 4 | Monday
ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK
Our destination today is the wildlife heaven – the Etosha National Park. Before checking into our lodge located on the border of the Etosha National Park, we enter the park for our first game viewing excursion, exploring the various waterholes located close to Okaukuejo and the Anderson gate.
Overnight at Etosha Safari Camp – Breakfast.
Day 5-6 | Tuesday – 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. Game viewing in the park is primarily focussed around the waterholes, ideal places to sit and watch different game and bird species. An extensive network of roads links the over 30 water holes throughout the park. The following morning we enter back into the Etosha National Park. We may encounter animal species we have not seen the previous day. In the afternoon we travel back to our lodge, where we enjoy the rest of the evening at leisure. An optional open vehicle game drive can be booked with the lodge.
Overnight at Mokuti Etosha Lodge – Breakfast.
Day 7 | Thursday
After breakfast, we travel north-east towards Namibia’s lush Kavango region. En route, we stop at Hoba Meteorite, the world’s largest known meteorite. We continue 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 in popular use today. At our lodge, we can enjoy an optional Sundowner boat cruise on the Okavango River.
Overnight at Kaisosi River Lodge – Breakfast.
Day 8-9 | Friday – Saturday
BWABWATA NATIONAL PARK
After breakfast, we follow the route of the Okavango River into the Zambezi Region. Most of Namibia is arid; however, this area is lush, the soil rich and the wildlife plentiful. From the banks of the Okavango River directly at the footsteps of our lodge, we have a magnificent view onto the Popa Falls. Our lodge is situated on the banks of the Okavango River and close to the Mahango National Park where the following two nights are spent along the lush vegetation. We can enjoy an optional late afternoon boat cruise on the Okavango River. The next day, we travel into the Mahango National Park which has a high number of elephants, as well as antelopes not seen in other parts of Namibia.The Mahango National Park is an excellent destination for bird watching with over 400 species to be spotted.
Overnight at Shametu River Lodge – Breakfast.
Day 10 | Sunday
MUNDUMU NATIONAL PARK
We depart the Mahango National park and travel across the Zambezi Region, to the lush woodlands of the Kwando River. Hundreds of elephants, large Buffalo herds and numerous antelopes roam these majestic riverine woods. Our lodge is the only accommodation located in the national park. Here you can participate in optional nature drives or boat cruises.
Overnight at Lianshulu Bush Camp – Breakfast.
Day 11 | Monday
CHOBE NATIONAL PARK
After breakfast, we travel across the border to Kasane, right on the edge of the Chobe National Park, before crossing the Chobe River on a short but scenic boat transfer to our luxury lodge right on the edge of the river. Discover the wonders of this magical destination. At the very tip of Namibia’s Zambezi Region, the exclusivity and style of this boutique lodge is unparalleled. Here wildlife roams freely in profusion and diversity. In the afternoon embark on a guided Chobe River sunset cruise along the national park to experience the multitude of game species.
Overnight at Chobe Water Villas – Breakfast, lunch, dinner and activities.
Day 12 | Tuesday
Today we enjoy the sunrise before departing on an optional open game drive with lodge rangers or any other activity offered by the lodge’s activity centre, exploring the national park and see the forage of wildlife along the Chobe River. Return to the lodge for breakfast served on the terrace overlooking the river. For guests departing to Victoria Falls, a transfer takes you across the border. Guests joining the Botswana Highlights will go on a guided excursion to Victoria Falls on foot. Afterwards, visit a craft market. We return to Kasane, where the remainder of the day is at leisure.