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22 Day Northern Explorer

Bronze Rated, Scheduled Accommodated & Camping Safari (Namibia/Botswana/Zimbabwe)

Safari Highlights:
Cape Town, Cedarberg, Orange River, Fish River Canyon, Sossusvlei, Sesriem, Swakopmund, Himba experience, Rock paintings in Brandberg and Twyfelfontein, Etosha National Park, Okavango Delta, Caprivi, Mahangu National Park, Chobe National Park, Victoria Falls.
A small group half-accommodated and camping, semi-participation, safari from Cape Town to Victoria Falls through South Africa, Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe .
Single Supplement: No
Child Friendly: No
Group Size:
Min: 4 people
Max: 12 people
2018 Rate (valid until 31 December 2018)
Per person sharing US$3,015
Single supplement US$429
Plus Local payment US$190
French/German Guide Supplement EUR66

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

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Safari Itinerary

Day 1 The Townhouse Hotel or similar, Cape Town, South Africa
On arrival in Cape Town, you will be met and transferred to the Townhouse Hotel. 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.

Day 2 Clanwilliam Lodge or similar, Cederberg Mountain, South Africa
An early start takes us to the beach on the Atlantic Ocean to have a last look at Table Mountain across the bay. After lunch we head towards the Cedarberg Mountain, where we overnight in Clanwilliam, one of the ten oldest towns in the country. On arrival you can enjoy a local favourite of Rooibos tea tasting. Rooibos is indigenous to the Western Cape and has major nutritional and health benefits. Distance: 230km; Departure 08h00 (BLD)

Day 3&4 Felix Unite River Camp Provenance or similar, to Orange River, Namibia
Travelling up the West Coast, we pass through some magnificent mountain ranges on our way to the Orange River. If you are travelling in spring you will see the spectacular carpets of wildflowers in the famous Namaqualand region. Later in the afternoon we will reach the Orange River, the natural border between South Africa and Namibia. The next day the only travelling is done in a canoe. Distance: 470km; Departure 07h00 (BLD/BLD)

Day 5 Canyon Roadhouse Campsite or similar, Fish River Canyon, Namibia
Today we head off for Ai-Ais, where we stop for lunch. Here 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". We proceed to our base, which is situated close to the Fish River Canyon, the second largest canyon on earth. Distance: 220km; Departure 08h00 (BLD)

Day 6&7 Sesriem Camp or similar, Sossusvlei, Namibia
Moving inland we make our way towards the Namib Naukluft National Park. 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). Distance: 520km; Departure 07h00 (BLD/BLD)

Days 8&9 Hotel A La Mer or similar, Swakopmund, Namibia
The day is spent driving through the Namib Naukluft National 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 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. Distance: 350km; Departure 09h00 (BL/B)

Day 10 Brandberg White Lady Lodge campsite, Brandberg, Namibia
We follow the barren Atlantic Coast line on our way out of Swakopmund to visit Cape Cross - the largest breeding place of the Cape Fur Seals. Leaving the cold Atlantic coastline behind, we head inland across the desert plains for Brandberg, the highest mountain in Namibia. Either this afternoon or the next morning we take a walk to visit the “White Lady” one of the most famous rock paintings in the area. The footpath to the site offers spectacular views over the plains of Damaraland. Distance: 330km; Departure 08h00 (BLD)

Day 11 Oase Gami Guesthouse or similar, Twyfelfontein, Namibia
On our journey today we will stop to see ancient Bushmen paintings at Twyfelfontein as well as the Petrified Forest, the trees of which are estimated to be 250 million years old. Twyfelfontein was named a World Heritage site in 2007, the first in the country. Depending on the time of arrival we go and explore a traditional Himba village this afternoon or the next morning. This will be a journey of culture exchange, learning and understanding of the last traditional tribe in Namibia, the Ova-Himba. Distance: 350km; Departure 07h00 (BLD)

Day 12-14 Okaukuejo Campsite, Namutoni Campsite or similar, Etosha National Park, Namibia
After our cultural experience in Kamanjab, we head to Etosha National Park. Etosha Game park was declared a National Park in 1907, it is home to approx. 114 mammal species, 340 bird species, 110 reptile species, 16 amphibian species and, surprisingly, one species of fish. We fill the next 2 days spent on game drives in the hopes of spotting the big five as well as cheetah, giraffe, zebra and the numerous different types of antelope the park has to offer. Our nights are spent at the flood lit waterholes encountering the parks various nocturnal animals as they come to drink. Distance; 280km, 100km, 150km, Departure 08h00 (BLD/BL/BLD)

Days 15 Kaisosi River Lodge or similar, Kavango River, Namibia
Our journey continues east as we drive along the Caprivi Strip to the town of Rundu. We make our way to Kaisosi River Lodge and spend a relaxing afternoon at our lodge on the banks of the Kavango River. Distance: 435km; Departure 08h00 (BL)

Days 16&17 Guma Lagoon Campsite or similar, Okavango Delta, Botswana
We leave Namibia 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. The next day is spent exploring the network of water pathways through thick vegetation in mokoros (traditional dugout canoes), discovering a variety of birds and wildlife and will 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. Distance: 380km; Departure 08h00 (BLD/BLD)

Day 18 Camp Kwando or similar, Caprivi, Namibia
Leaving Botswana, we drive up the Western border of the Okavango Delta before crossing over into Namibia and driving through the Caprivi to our camp on the banks of the Kwando River. In the afternoon we will go on a game drive to the Mahangu National Park which is rich in fauna and flora. Distance: 385km; Departure 08h00 (BLD)

Day 19&20 Chobe Safari Lodge or similar, Chobe National Park
The next morning we head along the Caprivi and cross the border back into Botswana 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. After settling at our campsite, you will have the remainder of the day at leisure or to partake in optional activitIes. The next day, we rise early for morning game drive in the Chobe National Park, which has one of the greatest concentrations of elephant found on the African continent. In the afternoon we 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. Distance: 260km; Departure 09h00 (BLD/BLD)

Day 21 Lokuthula Lodge or similar, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Continuing our trip we leave Botswana and drive to Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. Your guide will take you on a tour of the might 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 activities on offer. Distance: 90km; Departure 09h00 (BL)

Day 22 End of tour
This tour ends after breakfast, when you will be transferred to Victoria Falls Airport. We hope to welcome you again one day on another of our African adventures. (B)

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