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21 Day Great Trans African Lodge Safari

Silver Rated, Scheduled Accommodated Safari (Namibia/Botswana/Zimbabwe)

Safari Highlights:
Windhoek, Sossusvlei, Walvis Bay Lagoon, Swakopmund, Waterberg Plateau National Park, Visit to the Cheetah Conservation Foundation, Etosha National Park, Bushman Experience, Caprivi, Khwai River Region, Makgadikgadi Pans, Chobe National Park, Hwange National Park and Victoria Falls.
Overview:
A small-group, fully accommodated lodge safari, from Windhoek, through Namibia, Botswana & Zimbabwe, ending in Victoria Falls
Rates:
Details:
Single Supplement: Yes
Child Friendly: No
Group Size:
Min: 4 people
Max: 12 people
2019 Rates (valid to 31 December 2019)
Per person sharing US$4,775
Single Supplement US$1,075
Plus, Local payment US$350
German or French Guide Supplements per person EUR 105

*Please note all rates are subject to change according to rate of exchange fluctuations

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Safari Itinerary

Day 1 Terra Africa Guest House or similar, Windhoek, Namibia
On arrival at Windhoek Airport, you will be met and transferred to the accommodation, Terra Africa Guest House. The rest of the afternoon may be spent at leisure. This evening you will meet the guide and the rest of the group at the lodge at 18h00 for the pre-departure meeting. (Meals at own account)

Day 2&3 Agama River Camp or similar, Sosssusvlei Namibia
Moving south we make our way town towards Namib Naukluft Park and our accommodation for the next two nights, Agama River Camp. The Park contains what is considered to be the oldest desert in the World. The next morning wake up early to visti the world's highest sand dunes at Sossusvlei and Deadvlei. These dunes, which can reach heights of over 300m, are absolutely spectacular and provide for a fantastic photo opportunity. With luck, there may even be water in the vlei (lake). We also stop to view the Sesriem Canyon, which was carved millions of years ago by the Tsauchab River. Distance: 280km / 230km; Departure 07h00/06h00 (BLD/BLD)

Day 4&5 Alte Brucke Resort or similar, Swakopmund, Namibia
The day is spent driving through the Namib Naukluft Park on our way to Swakopmund. The Namib Naukluft Desert is an ancient land with an ageless spirit. It is home to some of the rarest plant and animal species in the world. Sightings of the unique fauna and flora are a must on a Namibian safari. The animals of this harsh landscape include the oryx, springbok and Hartmann's Mountain Zebra. En-route we make a stop at the small town of Walvis Bay where we may spot a variety of birds including flamingo's in the lagoon. We arrive at the charming coastal town of Swakopmund in the late afternoon, where you will have the opportunity soak up the atmosphere of this guaint, little German town and enjoy its beauty and beaches. Depending on the time of arrival, half day optional activities can be arranged. On day 5 partake in optional activities or alternatively just soak up the atmosphere of this little quaint German town and enjoy the beauty and beaches Distance: 350km; Departure 07h00 (BL/B)

Day 6 Toshari Lodge or similar, Kamanjab, Namibia
Leaving the cold Atlantic coastline behind us, we continue our journey towards Namibia's best known highlight of the north - Etosha National Park. The first night is spent at our lodge neighbouring the park, situated on an outcrop of dolomite rocks and overlooking a forest of Mopane and white Seringa trees. Spend the afternoon relaxing at the pool, or take a leisurely stroll through the natural bush and gardens. Optional game drives are also available. Distance: 465km; Departure 08h00 (BLD)

Day 7&8 Etosha National Park , Namibia
Day 7 Namutoni Rest Camp or similar
Day 8 Namutoni Rest Camp or similar

After breakfast we enter Etosha National Park via the Andersson gate make, named after Karl Johan Andersson one of the first Europen explorers to come across Etosha pan, which means '' Great White Place'' in the Ndonga dialect of the Ovambo tribe. We We fill the next two days with game drives in the hopes of spotting lion, leopard, elephant and rhino as well as cheetah, girraffe, zebra and the numerous types of antelope the park has to offer. The nights are spent at the flood-lit waterholes or viewpoint encountering the park's various nocturnal animals that come to drink. Etosha was declared a National Park in 1907 and it is home to approx. 114 mammal species, 340 birds species, 110 reptile species, 16 amphibian species and surprisingly, one species of fish. Distance: 230km/ 80km; Departure 07h00 (BLD/BLD)

Day 9 Kaisosi River Lodge or similar, Etosha to Okavango River, Namibia
Departing from Etosha, we drive deep into Bushmanland and take a guided visit to the Living Museum of the Ju' Hoansi- san, a local Bushman community who offer us the opportunity to participate in their daily actoivities. Distance: 595km; Departure 08h00 (BLD)

Day 10 & 11 Nunda River Lodge or similar, Caprivi, Namibia
This morning we travel eastwards onto our camp in the western Caprivi region, Nunda River Lodge. Before departure however, there will be time for optional activities such as an early morning boat cruise at the lodge or a visit to the Mbunza Living Museum, a traditional cultural school and communal business for the local Kavango people. The following morning we drive to Mahangu meaning 'food of the local people', which is situated next to the Okavango River. Enjoy a morning game drive in the Greater Bwabwata National Park, which extends from the Kavango River in the west to the Kwando River in the east and incorporates

Day 12 Thamalakane River Lodge or similar, Maun, Botswana
We leave the Caprivi and travel south to Maun, the gateway to the Okavango Delta and Moremi Game Reserve. The name Maun is derived from the San word ''maung'', which means ''the place of short reeds''. Spend the afternoon at leisure, either relaxing next to the pool at the lodge or if you are keen for some excitement, why not book a scenic flight over the Okavango Delta. Distance: 430km; Departure 07h00 (BL)

Day 13 Khwai Bedouin Bush Camp or similar, Greater Khwai River, Botswana
After breakfast we will be picked up by the local Botswana guides and take a short drive to the mokoro station. From here we will float in dug-out canoes through the thick vegetation of the Okavango Delta discovering a variety of birds and wildlife. Unlike other deltas, it flows into the Kalahari Desert without ever reaching the coast. After this spectacular excursion, we make our way to the camp, which is situated in close proximity to the famous Khwai River. Once settled into the camp, enjoy dinner and embark on a night game drive - fantastic opportunity to spot some nocturnal animals that are more difficult to encounter during the day. Distance: 100km; Departure 08h00 (BLD)

Day 14 Khwai Bedouin Bush Camp or similar, Greater Khwai, Botswana
We have the opportuntiy to spent the day on game drive. In our open 4x4 vehicle we will explore the Greater Khwai River area on morning and afternoon game drives hopefully spotting a variety of game that frequent this region. This area is renowned for its large concentrations of mammals and it is not unusual to see many types of wildlife during just one game drive. Distance: 150km; Departure 07h00 (BLD).

Day 15 Nata Lodge or similar, Nata Botswana
We leave the bush behind and travel east towards the Makgadikgadi Pans, once a large river fed lake, however the pans are now saline and empty. In the afternoon we visit the Nata Bird Sanctuary, where we get the opportunity to enjoy the magnificent view over the Sowa Pan, which is part of the Greater Makgadikgadi Pans. (Please note a visit to the pans is subject to the road conditions and water levels as well as time constraints). Distance: 420km; Departure: 08h00 (BLD)

Day 16&17 Nata Lodge Lodge or similar, Chobe, Botswana
This morning we head north to Kasane, the gateway to the Chobe National Park. Chobe, which is the second largest national park in Botswana and covers 10,566 square km, has one of the greatest concentrations of elephant found on the African continent. The afternoon is at leisure to partake in a number of optional activities or to relax by the pool. The next day we will get to see the wildlife of the Chobe Natioanal Park on a morning game drive, with the hope of spotting big game up close and also the possibility of an cruise on the Chobe River, a truly unforgettable experience and one of the best way to view the animals as they come down to drink, as well as the spectacular African sunset. Distance:320km; Departure 06h00 (BLD/BD)

Day 18&19 Sable Sands, Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe
Today we make our way across the border into Zimbabwe and onto Hwange National Park where we spend the next two nights. Hwange National Park is one of the Africa's finest havens for wildlife and is home to vast herds of endangered species plus varied birdlife. A full day game drive is included on the park on the second day. Distance: 265km; Departure; 08h00 (BLD/BLD)

Day 20 Ilala Lodge or similar, Victoria Falls , Zimbabwe
Continuing the trip, we return northwards to Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. The guide will take us on a tour of the mighty Victoria Falls, known by the local Kololo tribe as Mosi oa Tunya - '' the smoke that thunders''. The rest of the day may be spent at leisure or partaking in one of the many optional activities on offer. Distance: 190km; Departure 09h00 (B)

Day 21 Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe - End of Tour
After breakfast this morning the safari ends. You will be transferred to Victoria Falls Airport in time for your departure. We hope to welcome you again one day on on another of our Afrrican adventures.(B)





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