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Southern Experience Safari

Welcome to Zimbabwe, Africa!

ROUTE: Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia, South Africa

DURATION: 24 days

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Safari game drives
  • Victoria Falls
  • Chobe National Park – river cruise
  • Park Caprivi
  • Mahangu National Park
  • Okavango Delta
  • Etosha National Park
  • Himba Experience
  • Rock paintings in Twyfelfontein
  • Swakopmund
  • Sossusvlei
  • Sesriem
  • Fish River Canyon
  • Orange River
  • Cedarberg
  • Cape Town
AIRFARE: International Airfare Upon Request
ACCOMMODATIONS:  Hotels used (or similar)
FIRST:
  • Victoria Falls: A’Zambezi River Lodge
  • Chobe: Chobe Safari Lodge
  • Caprivi: Camp Kwando
  • Okavango Delta: Guma Lagoon Camp
  • Kawango River: Kaisosi River Lodge
  • Etosha National Park: Namutoni
  • Kamanjab: Oppi Koppi Restcamp
  • Twyfelfontein: Twyfelfontein Country Lodge
  • Swakopmund: Hotel A La Mer
  • Sossusvlei: Agama River Camp
  • Fish River Canyon: Canyon Roadhouse
  • The Orange River: Felix Unite Camp Provenance
  • Cedarberg Mountains: Clanwilliam Lodge
  • Cape Town: The Townhouse Hotel
DELUXE:
  • Please inquire
LUXURY:
  • Please inquire

Included:,

Accommodations Per Person Sharing, including hotel taxes

Arrival & departure transfers where applicable

Local guides / safari guides where applicable

Meals per itinerary

Park entrance fees and sightseeing fees where applicable

Applicable transportation

Not Included:

Airfare and air taxes

Cancellation, baggage, travel and medical insurance

Items of a personal nature such as baggage porterage, gratuities/tips, laundry, telephone calls, bottled water, etc.

Visa and visa fees

Optional sightseeing and activities

Meals, beverages and services not mentioned in itinerary

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LocationZimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, Africa
Duration24 Days
1

Day 1 Arrival Victoria Falls

On arrival into Victoria Falls, you will be met and transferred to your Lodge. You have the remainder of the day at leisure. This evening you will meet your guide and the rest of the group for your pre-departure meeting.

Activities:

  • Day at leisure

Optional Activities: 15 Minute Helicopter Flight, 22 Minute Helicopter Flight, Boma Dinner incl. transfers, Sunset Cruise, Dinner Cruise, Bungee Jump

Overnight: Lodge

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Day 2-3 Victoria Falls - Chobe National Park

Activities:

  • This morning your guide will take you on a tour of the mighty Victoria Falls, known by the local Kololo tribe as Mosi oa Tunya – “the smoke that thunders”.
  • A mid-morning departure takes you from Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe on to Botswana for the next two nights. You will have the remainder of the day at leisure or to partake in optional activities.
  • The next day, rise early for a morning game drive in the Chobe National Park, the second largest park in Botswana covering 10,566 km2. Chobe has one of the greatest concentrations of elephant found on the African continent.
  • In the afternoon go on a cruise on the Chobe River, a truly unforgettable experience and one of the best ways to view the wildlife and the spectacular sunset.

Optional Activities: Bridge Swing, Bridge Slide, Historical Bridge Tour, Canopy Tour, Flying Fox (Cable Slide) Gorge Swing, Zip Line, Horse Back Safaris (novice), Canoeing (full day).

Overnight: Lodge. – (B, L, D)

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Day 4 Caprivi

Activities:

  • This morning your guide will take you on a tour of the mighty Victoria Falls, known by the local Kololo tribe as Mosi oa Tunya – “the smoke that thunders”.
  • A mid-morning departure takes you from Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe on to Botswana for the next two nights. You will have the remainder of the day at leisure or to partake in optional activities.
  • The next day, rise early for a morning game drive in the Chobe National Park, the second largest park in Botswana covering 10,566 km2. Chobe has one of the greatest concentrations of elephant found on the African continent.
  • In the afternoon go on a cruise on the Chobe River, a truly unforgettable experience and one of the best ways to view the wildlife and the spectacular sunset.

Optional Activities: Bridge Swing, Bridge Slide, Historical Bridge Tour, Canopy Tour, Flying Fox (Cable Slide) Gorge Swing, Zip Line, Horse Back Safaris (novice), Canoeing (full day).

Overnight: Lodge. – (B, L, D)

4

Day 5-6 Caprivi - Okavango Delta

Activities:

  • Leave our camp on the Caprivi for Etsha 13, on the western border of the Okavango Delta in Botswana. Unlike other deltas, it flows into the Kalahari Desert without reaching the coast, which makes it unique.
  • En-route to camp we will go on a game drive to the Mahangu National Park which is rich in fauna and flora. In the park you have the chance of spotting game such as sable and roan, elephants, hippos, buffalos, and many types of antelope. For bird watchers the Mahangu National Park offers more than 420 different bird species.
  • The next day is spent exploring the network of water pathways floating through thick vegetation in mokoros (traditional dugout canoes), discovering a variety of birds and wildlife.
  • We stop at a secluded island to take a 1½ hour guided walk hoping to spot elephants, waterbuck or other animals living in this water filled paradise.

Overnight: Camp – (B, L, D)

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Day 7 Okavango Delta - Kavango River

Activities:

  • Make your way into Namibia and head along the Caprivi to Rundu and spend a relaxing afternoon at lodge on the banks of the Kavango River.

Optional Activities: such as a visit to the Mbunza Living Museum, a traditional cultural school and communal business for the local Kavango people, or a sunset cruise are available. Alternatively just relax by the pool with a sundowner listening to the sounds of Mother Nature.

Overnight: Lodge – (B, L)

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Day 8-10 Etosha National Park

Activities:

  • The following morning head off to Etosha National Park. Fill the next 3 days with game drives in the hopes of spotting lion, leopard, elephant and rhino as well as cheetah, giraffe, zebra and the numerous different types of antelope the park has to offer.
  • Nights are spent at the flood lit waterholes encountering the park’s various nocturnal animals as they come to drink. Etosha Game Park was declared a National Park in 1907 and it is home to approx. 114 mammal species, 340 bird species, 110 reptile species, 16 amphibian species and, surprisingly, one species of fish.

Overnight: Lodge – (B, L)

7

Day 11 Kamanjab – Himba Experience

Activities:

  • We leave the wild animals of Etosha behind and move onto the spectacular scenery of Damaraland. Our final destination for the day will be Kamanjab.
  • In the afternoon we explore a Himba village, which will be a journey of culture exchange, learning and understanding the ways of the last traditional tribe in Namibia, the Ova-Himba.

Overnight: Restcamp – (B, L, D)

8

Day 12 Petrified Forest and Twyfelfontein

Activities:

  • On our journey today we will stop to see ancient Bushmen paintings and engravings at Twyfelfontein as well as the Petrified Forest, a collection of fossilised trees which are estimated to be 250 million years old. Twyfelfontein was named a World Heritage site in 2007, the first Namibian location to receive this honour.

Overnight: Country Lodge – (B, L)

9

Day 13-14 Cape Cross Seal Colony and Swakopmund

Activities:

  • We move westwards across the flat desert plains to reach the cold Atlantic coastline. As we follow the Skeleton Coast on our way to Swakopmund we visit Cape Cross – the largest breeding place of the Cape Fur Seals.
  • We arrive into the charming coastal town of Swakopmund, where you will have the opportunity to partake in a few of the many optional activities that are offered, over the next two days.
  • Alternatively just soak up the atmosphere of this little quaint German town and enjoy its beauty and beaches.

Optional Activities: Quad biking (2 hour), Sand boarding lie-down, Sand boarding standing up, Living Desert Tour, Township Tour, Tandem Sky Diving , Scenic flights (various), Shore fishing, Boat fishing, Kayaking, Dolphin, Seal & Whale Cruise.

Overnight: Hotel – (B)

10

Day 15-16 Namib Naukluft National Park and Sossusvlei

Activities:

  • The day is spent driving through the Namib Naukluft National Park on our way to Sossusvlei. 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 and sightings of this flora and fauna on a Namibian safari are a must. The animals of this harsh landscape include the oryx, springbok and Hartmann’s Mountain Zebra.
  • The next morning we need to wake up early to visit the world’s highest sand dunes at Sossusvlei and Deadvlei. These dunes, which can reach heights of over 300 m, 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.

Overnight: Camp – (B, L)

11

Day 17 Fish River Canyon

Activities:

  • Today is a long driving day. We travel south to accommodation which is situated close to the Fish River Canyon, the second largest canyon on earth.
  • Later in the evening we take in another perfect African sunset with the magnificent views and scenery along the edge of the canyon.

Overnight: Camp – (B, L, D)

12

Day 18-19 The Orange River

Activities:

  • We leave this morning for our camp on the banks of the Orange River, the natural border between South Africa and Namibia.
  • We stop at Ai-Ais, where thermal water rich in sulphates and fluorides and with a temperature of approx. 60°C gushes forth from the springs. In the Nama language, “Ai-Ais” means “burning water”.
  • The next day the only travelling is done in a canoe. Put your feet up and relax as the currents take you downstream the Orange River – mind the rapids though!.

Overnight: Camp – (B, L, D)

13

Day 20 Orange River - Cedarberg Mountains

Activities:

  • We cross the border into South Africa and make our way down the West Coast. If you are travelling in spring you will see the spectacular carpets of wildflowers in the famous Namaqualand region.
  • We arrive in Clanwilliam in the late afternoon, one of the ten oldest towns in the country, nestled at the foot of the Cedarberg Mountains.

Overnight: Lodge – (B, L, D)

14

Day 21 Cedarberg Mountains to Cape Town

Activities:

  • Before heading off you can enjoy a local favourite of Rooibos tea tasting. Rooibos is indigenous to the Western Cape and has major nutritional and health benefits.
  • A day drive through the mountains takes us to our final destination, Cape Town.
  • We stop at the beach on the Atlantic Ocean to view Table Mountain across the bay.

Optional Activities: Cape Point with Hiking & Bicycles Full Day, Cape Winelands Tour, Winelands with Bicycles, Cape Town City Cycle, Tour Township, Tour Shark Cage Diving (Gansbaai), Whale Route Tour, Give Back Cultural Field Trip.

Overnight: Hotel – (B, L)

15

Day 22 Table Mountain and City Tour Cape Town

Activities:

  • This morning you will be collected and taken by cable car, up the legendary Table Mountain for spectacular views of the Mother City and the surrounding peninsula.
  • Back to the city, you will see the Company Gardens, Greenmarket Square, the SA Museum and colourful and picturesque Malay Quarter known Bo-Kaap.
  • We suggest a visit to the V&A Waterfront, situated in the heart of Cape Town’s working harbour, offering an abundance of indoor shopping and entertainment.

Overnight: Hotel – (B)

16

Day 23 Cape Peninsula

Activities:

  • Today we explore the Cape Peninsula. Travelling along the Atlantic Seaboard via Sea Point, Clifton and Camps Bay, we stop at Maiden Cove look-out point before continuing to Hout Bay. Here you have the option to take a boat trip to Seal Island (seasonal and not included in the cost).
  • We carry on over Chapman’s Peak, one of the world’s most breath-taking coastal drives, to Cape Point and the Good Hope Nature Reserve.
  • In the afternoon we travel on to Simon’s Town, a village with charming Victorian architecture, a naval base and a large penguin colony at the beautiful Boulders Beach.

Overnight: Hotel – (B)

17

Day 24 Cape Town

Departure: Safari ends after breakfast when you will be transferred to Cape Town International Airport. We hope to welcome you again one day on another of our African adventures. – (B)


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Location Name: Botswana, Africa
Area (SQ KM): 581,730
Population: 2,182,719
Capital: Gaborone
Language(s): English (official), Setswana, Kalanga, Sekgalagadi, other.
Religion: Christian, Badimo
Currency: Botswana pula – BWP
Time Zone: UTC + 02
Electricity: 230 V
Phone Country Code to Call (Botswana, Africa): 267


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