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Explore Etosha National Park

 

Itinerary

Day 01: Swakopmund

After meeting your guides, you will have the rest of the day to experience the adrenalin filled atmosphere that Swakopmund offers. Taking a walk around Swakopmund’s shops and having a leisurely lunch is also a great way to spend your day if you are not participating in the many activities available on offer here.
Optional Activities:
Dolphin Cruise 4/5hrs incl Transfer and Light Lunch
Skydiving incl Transfer & Safety Gear
Sandboarding (Stand Up/Lie down )
Quadbiking (2 x Hours)
Dinner Out Swakopmund

Day 02: Spitzkoppe

Leaving the coast we drive through arid landscapes to Spitzkoppe Mountain. The enormous granite monoliths dominate the otherwise flat landscape and we set up camp in the wild plain at the base of the mountain. This afternoon our guide will take us on a guided walk to explore the unique rock formations. The more adventurous among us may want to try some mountain climbing for some stunning views of the landscape.
Distance: ±80km
Included Activities:
Guided Walk with Trip Operator Guide through Spitzkoppe

Day 03: Himba Tribes: Outjo

We visit a Himba community close to Kamanjab where you will have an opportunity to interact with the people who live there. This is a working village and is only a representation of a larger group of nomadic pastoralists. The semi-nomadic Himba people are extremely susceptible to Western influence and have lost a large portion of their land to farmers, engineers, miners and many were displaced during the wars that raged in Angola. The dwindling number of pastoralists that still exist in their natural environment are protected as far as possible by creating a “buffer zone”, or an “educational tribe” where tourists who would like to get a better understanding of the way of the Himba, their lifestyle and their traditions, can do so without interfering with those still living in their natural environment.

Visiting the Himba tribe can be a controversial topic that gets discussed at the camp fire, however not so much if the reason for visiting this particular tribe is understood beforehand.  The income that this specific tribe generates from the visits goes towards the education of orphaned Himba children and assists the tribe in giving them a chance to learn about their own culture and heritage.  There is a market at the end of your visit, this is a way for the women to establish a small income, used for their own private expenses, and it is up to you whether you,d like to purchase anything or not.
Distance: ±340km
Activity Package:
Himba Tribe Visit

Day 04: Etosha National Park

Leaving the city sights behind us, we travel into Namibia’s barren northern area. On the way we stop at a popular craft market where you can barter for handmade gifts to take home. We enter Etosha National Park and game drive through to our campsite for the night.
Distance: ±170km
Included Activities:
Craft market stop en-route
Entrance to Etosha National Park
Afternoon game drive in adventure truck

Day 05: Etosha National Park

Etosha is the venue for some of the most unique game viewing experiences in Africa. The sparse grasslands allow great opportunities to see animals normally hidden in dense vegetation. You may even see some of the amazing animals crossing the road in front of your truck! We will go on various game drives and spend our evenings at the abundant waterholes for some excellent game photography.
Included Activities:
Full day game drive in adventure truck

Day 06: Windhoek

After an early morning game drive we set off towards Windhoek, the Capital city of Namibia. On the way we stop at a popular craft market where you can barter for handmade gifts to take home. Windhoek is not only the capital; it is also the cultural, social and economic centre of Namibia. On arrival in Windhoek our guide will take us on a short drive through Windhoek in our truck. Joe’s Beer House is an exciting dining experience for our optional dinner out.
Distance: ±450km
Included Activities:
Drive through Windhoek with the adventure truck
Optional Activities:
Dinner at Local Restaurant
Bushman Walk

Day 07: Botswana – Ghanzi

After an early start, we say goodbye to Namibia and cross the Botswana border. Later we arrive at our lodge in Ghanzi and this evening we experience some traditional tribal dancing from the local San community.
Distance: ±520km
Included Activities:
Bushman Tribal dance in evening

Day 08: Gateway to the Okavango Delta

This morning you will have the opportunity to participate in an optional bushman walk with the locals, before we continue our journey north towards Etsha and venture into the bush. We spend the night at our overnight camp on the banks of a beautiful lagoon. Please note: If you have not purchased the Activity Package you will stay at this campsite for the 2 nights that the rest of the group travel into the Okavango Delta.
Distance: ±400km
Optional Activities:
Bushman Walk

Day 09: Okavango Delta

After a leisurely breakfast we depart on our boat cruise to Seronga via the winding channels of the Delta. A vehicle transfer sees us arrive at our base for the next two nights, where we settle in and prepare for our afternoon mokoro trip that ends with sundowners overlooking the waterways of the Delta. The evening is spent around the campfire. Note: Activities may vary depending on water levels.
Activity Package:
Okavango Delta Excursion (camping)

Day 10: Okavango Delta

An early start sees us head off on the crystal clear waters of the Okavango. Water lily beds and palm islands make for the most scenic of experiences. We stop at an island for a nature walk, where we have the possibility of seeing wildlife. We return to camp to relax before heading out onto the water for a sunset cruise.
Optional Activities:
Tips for Polers – Per Day Per Person

Day 11: Okavango Delta – Caprivi Region

Today we bid farewell to the Delta and head north. After being re-united with our truck, we re-enter Namibia. Our overnight is located on the banks of the Okavango River in the Caprivi Strip of north-eastern Namibia.
Distance: ±160km

Day 12: Kasane – Chobe National Park

This morning we travel through the Caprivi Strip and onto Kasane. This afternoon we will enjoy a sunset boat cruise on the Chobe River.
Distance: ±435km
Optional Activities:
Photo Safari
Places
Chobe National Park
Activity Package:
Chobe National Park Boat Cruise

Day 13: Zimbabwe – Victoria Falls

Established in 1968, the Chobe National Park covers approximately 11700 sq kms, encompassing floodplains, swamps and woodland. We will rise early to enjoy a game drive through the park, in search of vast herd of elephants and a multitude of antelope including the rare sable. After our game drive, we will pack our bags and head to Victoria Falls.
Activity Package:
Chobe National Park Game Drive
Vic Falls National Park Entry
Optional Activities:
Dinner Out Victoria Falls

Day 14: Victoria Falls

Most people will spend the day White Water Rafting, a not-to-be-missed experience of a lifetime! Vic Falls offers many exciting activities and today you will have the day free to participate in these activities.
Optional Activities:
Zambezi Sunset Cruise incl Transfers
Bungee Jump
Helicopter Flights 12-13 min (3pax min)
Full Day White Water Rafting (High water/low water)

More Details

Activity Package

Listed below are activities and highlights that form part of an “Optional Activity Package”.  You will need to purchase this package if you would like to partake in what we consider to be “essential activities” on our tours.  The Activity Package has been written into the itinerary of the tour so please keep this in mind as if you don’t book the package, the activities won’t be included.  We suggest that you prebook and prepay for your Activity Package to ensure availability.

  • Himba Tribe Visit
  • Okavango Delta Excursion (camping)
  • Okavango Delta Excursion (Accommodated)
  • Nata Pans Visit (Northbound Only)
  • Chobe National Park Boat Cruise
  • Chobe National Park Game Drive
  • Vic Falls National Park Entry

Vehicle

Adventure Truck

Climate

The African sun is very strong. Please use a factor 30 sunscreen and wear a hat. You should drink at least 3 litres of water per day to avoid dehydration. It can also get very cold during winter months on this route. Please see Pre Departure Booklet for detailed information.

Insurance (Compulsory)

All clients require adequate Medical Travel Insurance. Activity providers can refuse participation of activities, if the correct valid Medical Insurance is not provided.

Currency and Banking

As your tour may pass through multiple countries, we have prepared information on the use of local and foreign currencies, ATMs and Credit Cards for each country.

Health

Please inform us of any pre-existing conditions such as diabetes or asthma and any prescription medicine you may be taking. We also need to know about any food allergies or physical disabilities that you may have.

Vaccinations

A Yellow Fever Certificate is required for visiting certain areas in Morocco that are affected by Yellow Fever. Please see the Pre-Departure Information booklet for detailed information on vaccinations in Africa. A Yellow Fever Certificate might be required for this tour depending on your nationality.

Visas

As visa requirements vary considerably from country to country and nationality to nationality, please contact the various embassies or a visa service agent in your home country to re-check your visa requirements at least 4 weeks prior to travelling. Please note that visas are the responsibility of the traveller and that the trip operator will not be held responsible for guests being denied entry should they not be in the possession of the relevant visas.

Malaria

Malaria prophylactics are required throughout this route.

Dates & Rates

Dates:

May 25 – June 7, 2016
May 28 – June 10, 2016

June 1 – June 14, 2016
June 4 – June 17, 2016
June 8 – June 21, 2016
June 11 – June 24, 2016
June 15 – June 28, 2016
June 18 – July 1, 2016
June 22 – July 5, 2016
June 25 – July 8, 2016
June 29 – July 12, 2016

July 2 – July 15, 2016
July 6 – July 19, 2016
July 9 – July 22, 2016
July 13 – July 26, 2016
July 16 – July 29, 2016
July 20 – August 2, 2016
July 23 – August 5, 2016
July 27 – August 9, 2016
July 30 – August 12, 2016

August 3 – August 16, 2016
August 6 – August 19, 2016
August 10 – August 23, 2016
August 13 – August 26, 2016
August 17 – August 30, 2016
August 20 – September 2, 2016
August 24 – September 6, 2016
August 27 – September 9, 2016
August 31 – September 13, 2016

September 3 – September 16, 2016
September 7 – September 20, 2016
September 10 – September 23, 2016
September 14 – September 27, 2016
September 17 – September 30, 2016
September 21 – October 4, 2016
September 24 – October 7, 2016
September 28 – October 11, 2016

October 1 – October 14, 2016
October 5 – October 18, 2016
October 8 – October 21, 2016
October 12 – October 25, 2016
October 15 – October 28, 2016
October 19 – November 1, 2016
October 22 – November 4, 2016
October 26 – November 8, 2016
October 29 – November 11, 2016

November 2 – November 15, 2016
November 5 – November 18, 2016
November 9 – November 22, 2016
November 12 – November 25, 2016
November 16 – November 29, 2016
November 19 – December 2, 2016
November 23 – December 6, 2016
November 26 – December 9, 2016
November 30 – December 13, 2016

December 3 – December 16, 2016
December 7 – December 20, 2016
December 10 – December 23, 2016
December 14 – December 27, 2016
December 17 – December 30, 2016
December 21 – January 3, 2017
December 24 – January 6, 2017
December 28 – January 10, 2017

Price: from 571 GBP

What is included

Meals as indicated on the itinerary (unless otherwise specified, all meals are prepared and served at the tour operator truck), accommodation, guides and transport. We also include some of the highlights.

What is not included

All items of a personal nature, entrance fees, alcohol, soft drinks, bottled water, snacks, souvenirs, tips, activity package and optional activities.

Operator

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