Culture & Wildlife 17 Days
TOUR REF: CW003
This tour takes you deep into the lifestyle of the San tribe. To the famous Okavango Delta and the park of Moremi with its wildlife at hand, towards Savuti, chobe national park and the falling curtain Vickfalls.
Day 01 – ARRIVAL /WINDHOEK 45km +- 30 min drive
Arriving at the Hosea Kutako International Airport, you will be met by your representative or guide. Introduction will take place afterwards you will leave for the City, Windhoek is the capital City of Namibia situated 45 km from the Hosea Kutako International airport, A cosmopolitan yet distinctive African city kaleidoscope of modern an traditional cultures and architectural style buildings. Spend the rest of the afternoon at leisure exploring the city on foot. A short City Tour will be conducted to familiarize yourself .
Day 02& 03 – WINDHOEK – ZELDA (aprox. 280 Km –3/3,30hrs)
This Morning after leisure breakfast, , We drive to our wilderness bush camp, which is based on a local farm in the Kalahari, near Buitepos Border, via the eastern village of Witvlei. On arrival we first meet our host family before going to our camp site, meet our guides and pitch the tents. You are welcome to enjoy a relaxing afternoon, wait for the sun to set and enjoy a fire cooked dinner and the tranquility of an evening in a remote wilderness environment. We start the day with a morning bush walk where we learn more about the Bushman hunting techniques such as tracking and stalking. The women and men will teach us about many edible plants, where to look for them and how they are used, e.g. contraceptives and healing. Go on a walk through the veld with a small clan of Bushmen local guides/family as they show you how they gather food, start fire with sticks, wind direction and get water from underground roots. The game tends to concentrate on the farm and our chances of spotting different species or spoors are enhanced by the sharp eyes of the Bushmen local guides.
Day 04 – ZELDA – GHANZI (aprox. 280 Km –3/,40hrs)
After breakfast we leave, making use of the Trans Kalahari Highway, a relatively new road that provides an invaluable communication link between Namibia, Botswana and South Africa. After completing the immigration formalities we continue, through rural Botswana to the town of Ghanzi, located in the centre of cattle farming Botswana. Ghanzi is located almost in the middle of the Kalahari Desert and was almost unknown before the Trans Kalahari Highway. Spend the rest of the afternoon at leisure ,
Day 05 & 06 – GHANZI / OKAVANGO DELTA (aprox. 300 Km – 4/5hrs)
.A change in vegetation heralds our arrival on the very western edge of one of the natural wonders of the world, the Okavango Delta. With its crystal clear fast flowing channels of water tunneling their way papyrus, reeds and tall swamp grass , filled with water lilies elegantly swaying with the flow . The Okavango Delta covers an area of 16000km2 . . Seeing our first glimpse of the crystal waters through the lush vegetation we make our way to our overnight camp. The following morning we leave our vehicle behind and have our journey in a traditional Mokoro (dugout canoe), into the Delta.
Mokoro’s will be our main form of transport. These amazing traditional craft are perfectly designed for the narrow waterways of the Okavango and allow us to travel further into the Delta. Spend the afternoon at leisure, exploring the surrounding area.
Days 07 OKAVANGO DELTA – MAUN. (aprox. Km.380 – 2/3hrs)
We will begin the day early in direction to the Maun, Maun is known as the dusty and hot town capital and gateway to the Okavango Delta. Also known as the frontier town of Botswana also being the fastest growing town. There are various optional activities that one can engage in, spend the rest of the afternoon at leisure.
Day 08& 09 & 10– Maun – Moremi National Park (approx. 350 km 4/5hrs)
After early breakfast, we will have the morning collecting supplies for the next 3 days in the Moremi Game Reserve. .The Moremi Game Reserve is undoubtedly one of the top wildlife destinations in Africa. Allowing free movement of game across its borders having a friendly environment, with Mopani trees. For the next 3 days we will have plenty of time searching for the wildlife as well as enjoying the surrounding area of the Moremi. Your guide will provide you with proper guides for the next three days . This is the perfect opportunity for your photo book.
Days 11&12 Moremi – Savuti. (approx. 200 km 5 /6 hrs)
Savuti is situated on the the western side of the chobe national Park. The game drive circuit is around the dry Savuti Marsh and the Savuti channel. The elephants lining up to get the ever dwindling water supply. All add up to a unique wildlife experience. The most typical of the landscape are the dead trees evident of the erratic flow of the savuti channel. Spend the rest of the afternoons at leisure exploring the surrounding areas.
Days 13&14 SAVUTI – CHOBE N/KASANE. (approx. 450 km 5 /6 hrs)
Kasane is a small and attractive border town situated between Chobe and Victoria Falls and is very popular for travellers. Kasanes two main attractions are its excellent fishing and the Chobe National Park, the park does not have a fence, and therefore provides animals roaming around freely. During the afternoon, you will embark on a afternoon boat cruise in the Chobe river, where you will have an excellent bird watching as well as have a closer look at the hippos and the elephants. The following morning, you will have an early wake up for the morning game drive to the Chobe National Park as well as the afternoon boat cruise on the chobe river.. Spend the rest of the day.
Days 15+16 – Chobe National Park – Victoria Falls (approx. 80 km 1hrs)
To day we head into Victoria Falls. Victoria Falls is known as the largest curtain of falling water in the world stretching 1708m across. There are various activities to embark with such as water rafting, sky diving, etc spend the rest of the days at leisure exploring the town and what it has to offer
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- Airport transfers
- Accommodation sharing rooms in the Lodges, indicated or similar.
- Activities as indicated
- Meals as indicated
- Fuel / petrol
- Park entrance fees
- Personal insurance
- International and National Flights
- Meals not specified
- Visa ( Namibia, Botswana & Zimbabwe )
- Tips and personal items
- Activities not indicated or optional
This tour can either be done in lodging as well as in camping.The tour departs with 4 pax minimum and maximum with 15 pax. The tour includes driver, camp assistant as well as tour guide.
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