Highlights of Botswana & Namibia

Day1

Arrival at the Windhoek International airport. Meet and greet. Pick up rental vehicle and drive to Windhoek.

Day 2 & 3 Kalahari Desert

On this day you will travel to the Kalahari Desert.

While Namibia  is more famous for being the home of the Namib Desert , it must be remembered that much of eastern and southern Namibia is covered by another – the Kalahari Desert. The Kalahari is not a true desert as it receives too much rain, but it is actually a fossil desert. So do not expect to find the tall sand dunes associated with Sossusvlei, the landscape is more one of golden grass and small red dunes.

The place you will stay is built at the site of a permanent spring,

on the fertile land of the Auob River, flush with palm trees, green acacias and yellow grasses of the desert, with a splendid variety of fruit-bearing trees. Animals including springbok, gemsbok and ostrich can be found not far from the lodge. Jackal, hare and porcupine also inhabit the dunes and dune valleys of the Kalahari Desert. The area is also home to the Kori Bustard, the largest flying bird of all, and huge colonies of weaver birds are resident in the lodge’s many Camel thorn trees.

[Dinner, Bed and Breakfast]

Day 4 & 5 Namib Desert

Travel to a place where the wide grassy valley is sheltered by the Nubib,

Tsaris and Naukluft mountains with a view reaching the distant dunes of the Namib Desert in the west. Your accommodation offers 20 thatched, en-suite chalets, all luxuriously decorated in pale linens and dark wood “riempie” furniture. Each unit has its own verandah under a latte canopy with Northern views extending to the Rotterkaum Mountains.

Activities offered are excursions to Sossusvlei, Naukluft, sundowner drive on the Kulala Wilderness Reserve, guided walks, horse-riding and horse sleep-outs. Ballooning and quad-biking can also be arranged.

[Dinner, Bed and Breakfast]

Day 6 & 7 Swakopmund

On day six you will drive to Swakopmund. Palm-lined streets, seaside promenades, fine accommodation, a pleasant summer climate and decent beaches. Welcome to Swakopmund – Namibia’s premier holiday resort! And recreation is the towns number one draw card. There are countless pursuits to help you spend your time, and money. For those interested in adventure activities Swakopmund offers sandboarding, quad biking, dune carting, parachuting, hot air ballooning, shark fishing, deep sea fishing and beach angling to name but a few. For the more sedentary there are restaurants, cafes, art galleries, museums, a snake park and aquarium.

You accommodation is situated in the town centre, a mere five-minute walk from

the beach and main shopping area. It is also run with an ecofriendly approach, making use of solar energy. It is not your conventional type of

guesthouse, that’s for sure.

[Bed and Breakfast]

Day 8 & 9 Twyfelfontein.

On this day you will leave for Twyfelfontein.

Twyfelfontein are located in the centre of Damaraland and seen as a gateway to Kaokoland and the Kunene Region contains about 2,000 figures of rock carvings and paintings. In 2007, UNESCO approved it as Namibia’s first World Heritage Site, sharing status to the likes of the Great Barrier Reef and Great Wall of China

The Camp you will be staying in is built creatively into the large granite boulders,

facing out onto superb scenery. The 9 rooms are round in shape with large outside decks. The outside, particularly open bathrooms adjoining the bedrooms have boulder, cement and rock walls, and roofs of rough Mopani branches.

[Dinner, Bed and Breakfast]

Day 10 Etosha National Park

Etosha National Park is one of Southern Africa’s finest and most important Game Reserves. Etosha, meaning “Great White Place”, is dominated by a massive mineral pan. The pan is part of the Kalahari Basin, the floor of which was formed around 1000 million years ago. The Etosha Pan covers around 25% of the National Park. Etosha Game park was declared a National Park in 1907 and covering an area of 22 270 square km and is home to a great variety of game.

Your Camp is located 17 km from the southern entrance of the park, and famous

for its flood-lit waterhole, where visitors can observe at close quarters a spectacle of

wildlife congregating and interacting.

[Bed and Breakfast]

Day 11 & 12 Onguma Game Reserve

Your Next stop will be Onguma Game Reserve borders onto Etosha National Park and situated next to the von Lindequist gate which is the eastern entrance to the park. The Onguma reserve covers an area of 20 000ha and incorporates ecological substrata such as savannah, bushveld, omuramba and dry pan. Age-old and well-worn migration routes, once used by elephant and buffalo wander through Onguma’s three dry riverbeds. Onguma reserve boasts over thirty different animal species.

The Camp you will be staying in is ideal for families with young children who would like to have a base from which they can explore Etosha National Park. Guests can relax and cool off around the pool while watching a spectacular sunset. Dinner is served at our open lapa area where you will be treated to an excellent combination of European and traditional African cuisine sitting around an open fire under an African sky lit up by the stars. Picnic baskets are available on request.

[Bed and Breakfast]

Day 13 Rundu

Drive to Rundu and stay at a lodge which consists of 8 luxury chalets (one floating) with en-suite facilities; all river facing and set between large acacia trees, all with generous mosquito nets and air conditioner combined with a peaceful setting. Activities included are the Champagne Sunset Cruise, river safaris, bird watching, and fishing. Water skiing, wave boarding and micro-lighting is also offered. African dancers are also available to reflect the beauty and culture of Namibia.

[Dinner, Bed and Breakfast]

Day 14 & 15 Nunda.

Nunda, the local Thimbukushu name given to the fruit of the Jackal berry tree, is

situated on the Kavango River in the land of the proud Hambukushu people. They are ruled by their Fumu (King) and largely maintain their traditional way of life. Two kilometers west of the Lodge lay one of the scenic highlights of Western Caprivi, the Popa Falls. More rapids than falls, the Kavango River breaks through a four meter high rocky intrusion amidst islands dotted with pristine forests surrounded by aquatic vegetation.

Your Accommodation consist of 7 large, comfortable, tastefully furnished Meru

tents with en-suite facilities built on wooden decks as well as 7 large thatched twin bed en-suite chalets. All units have covered decks which overlook the river. Each unit is set amongst huge trees and shrubs offering privacy and seclusion. There are also fully grassed campsites facing the river.

Activities include guided game

Drives, boat cruises, angling expeditions and traditional Mokoro canoe trips down the river. We also offer camping excursions to the Khaudum National Park. Guided birding and nature walks are a rewarding experience, as is the cultural walks through traditional villages.

[Dinner, Bed and Breakfast]

Day 16 Maun

Continue your travel and have a one day stop at Maun. In Maun you will stay at a small Lodge ideally situated away from the bustle of Maun, perfect for the more discerning traveler, on his/her way to or from the Okavango Delta.

The main thatched complex consists of a bar, lounge, entrance hall and dining room which is very spacious, stylishly furnished with large windows.

[Dinner, Bed and Breakfast]

Day 17 &18 Pom Pom.

Today you will drop of your car and fly to Pom Pom.

Pom Pom Camp is located in a private concession on Pom Pom Island. The area lies on the western boundary of the Moremi Game Reserve and offers superb Okavango scenery and a true Okavango wilderness experience. The main building is attractively designed and constructed of thatch and canvas and comprises lounge, dining, bar and pool areas, as well as a gift shop and the boma area. The swimming pool is situated close to the main lodge and the bar, making a perfect location to enjoy a relaxing afternoon in the heat of the day

Pom Pom can offer game drives within their private concession area. Morning and evening game drives in the company of qualified guides will give you the opportunity to view all the big game and night life of this environment. A mokoro trip is a fantastic way to experience the wonders of the Okavango Delta. You will be able to enjoy the sights and sounds of this unique habitat and learn about the waterways and wildlife. Fishing is also possible

[Fully Inclusive]

Day 19 & 20 flight from Pom Pom to Maun.

Your Accommodation is located in a charming private Game Conservancy in the Kalahari Area of Central Botswana. The camp is set around a rocky watering hole with its wonderful tents facing the pan. Edo’s Camp can accommodate 8 guests in 4 large, twin-bedded Merustyle tents. Each tent is provided with a private en-suite bathroom with hot and cold running water. The tents also have their own private veranda with a gorgeous view on the permanent waterhole.

Daily activities will be planned together with a guide.

A special, unforgettable moment will be the visit to the San Bushman Village. Guests will be personally involved in the everyday habits of the San population, including their typical gathering of food and medicines from the bush. Another thrilling experience will be the tracking of white rhino by foot with a Bushmen Guide. Bird-watching excursions will be available as well, on foot or together with adventurous game drives in 4 x 4 vehicles. Game drives are conducted in open 4×4 vehicles to spot Gemsboks, Elands, Springboks, Giraffes, Blue Wildebeests, Ostriches, Zebras and many more game typical to the Kalahari Desert.

[Fully Inclusive]

Day 21 Elegant

House is a bed and breakfast establishment situated close to the

Windhoek Central Business District. It provides and prides itself on personalized service and genuine hospitality, whilst offering all guests the perfect base to de-stress, conduct business from, or explore the capital city’s bright lights. There is a comfortable lounge with satellite television, a DVD and VCR players, and a small library where guests can relax. The beautiful garden has a splash pool and is a lovely quiet area where one can read or communicate with other guests.

Day 24

Drive to the Windhoek International airport; drop off rental vehicle and board

outbound flight.

Completely tailor made to your needs, prices on request.

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