Windhoek to Livingstone Safari

Experience a 13 day safari from Windhoek to Livingstone. Enjoy the Namib Naukluft Park and Etosha National Park and take in the truly African scenery of the desert.
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  • Start/Finish: Windhoek / Livingstone
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  • Duration: 13 Days / 12 Nights
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Day 1: Windhoek to Namib Naukluft Park. Your tour guide will pick you up at your accommodation 08h30 and we will head towards the Namib Naukluft Park, travelling over the Khomas Hochland and down the steep gradients of the Gamsberg Pass, sometimes called as “Namibia’s Garden Route”. We should begin to see the first of our game species like springbok, ostrich and Oryx.  We spend 2 night’s on the outskirts of the Park on a Guest Farm with spectacular view to watch the sunset with a sun downer. Accommodation: Standard Hotel Meals: Lunch & Dinner

Day 2: Dune 45 and Sossusvlei. Pre-dawn departure, traveling 70km towards Sossusvlei gates. A climb up the sand dunes will give a superb view up and down of the Tsaucab River Canyon which forms the valley between the famous sand dunes. Guides prepare breakfast at the bottom of the dune. After breakfast we take a 2 hour walk through to the beautiful Hiddenvlei in the Sossusvlei Area. We return to Sesriem, enjoy lunch and a cool down in the swimming pool. Afternoon we explore the Sesriem canyon on foot, returning back to our campsite. Accommodation: Standard Hotel Meals: Breakfast & Dinner  

Day 3: Namib Naukluft Park to Swakopmund. Some scientists regards the Namib Desert as the oldest in the world. You will travel via the Kuiseb Canyon, home to two Germans and their dog for two years during World War 2. Today includes a visit to the Walvis Bay lagoon, famous for its large numbers of flamingos. It’s a 5 hour scenic drive to the coast, arriving in Swakopmund for the next 2 nights. Accommodation: Standard Hotel Meals: Breakfast 

Day 4: Swakopmund. Optional Activity day. This day is a free day, opportunity to partake in optional adventure activities like Quad Biking, Sand Boarding, Sky diving and Dolphin Cruise. If you do not feel adventurous you can do shopping or visit the Crystal Gallery, Museums or the Aquarium by foot. Accommodation: Standard Hotel Meals: Breakfast

Day 5: Swakopmun to Etosha National Park. Head towards Etosha National Park for 2 days of game viewing. The first overnight stop in Etosha will be either at Okaukuejo or Halali, both with a floodlit waterhole allows for 24-hour game viewing. Elephant and black rhinoceros are seen daily during the dry winter months & numerous other game species are also found here, including lion and leopard. Accommodation: Standard Hotel Meals: Breakfast & Dinner     

Day 6: Etosha National Park. Game driving slowly through the park, gaze in awe at the vast expanse of the Etosha Pan, itself shimmering in the midday heat. Ostrich appear like moving black dots as they wander around miles out on the salt pan. Stay overnight either at Okaukuejo or Halali an excellent area for seeing game of all types.  Accommodation: Standard Hotel Meals: Breakfast & Lunch

Day 7: Etosha National Park to Tsintsabis. Pack-up camp and have a short game drive towards the exit gate of the Park. The next campsite in the bush nearby the village of Tsintsabis, which is a community based and sustainable tourism project with a strong focus on the culture of the Bushman (San) people, the first inhabitants of Southern Africa. The afternoon will include a bushwalk to get a deeper understanding of the relationship that the Bushman people used to have (and still have sometimes) with nature. You will learn about edible, poisonous and medicinal plants see how they used to hunt animals, set up traps and made fire. The bushwalk is ideal for learning about the traditional way of life of the Bushmen. Accommodation: Standard Hotel Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 8: Tsintsabis to Delta Panhandle. Today, head more north towards the Kavango River, stopping in the dusty town of Rundu to stock up with fresh supplies. The next camp is situated on the Kavango River; this is the panhandle of the Okavango Delta on the Namibian side. The afternoon you can relax, take a dip in the world’s only crocodile swimming cage or play some Frisbee golf. Enjoy a sundowner watching the hippos swimming in the river. Accommodation: Standard Hotel Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 9: Ngepi. After breakfast you will have a whole day off exploring the Okavango Delta Panhandle on a Mokoro/Watu. The excursion takes place on the river and into the Bwabwata National Park on a mokoro which can seat two people. The Head Mokoro Poler will give you a detailed speech on safety and what to expect on your trip. You will be poled through the tranquil channels on the river. You will undertake a return game drive back to camp. Plenty of game, bird life as well a cultural experience to experience on this day. Accommodation: Standard Hotel Meals: Breakfast & Dinner           

Day 10: Ngepi to Kasane, Botswana. After breakfast we continue through the Caprivi Strip, stopping in the town of Katima Mulilo. We will cross the border over to Botswana heading to the town of Kasane which is the “gate way” to the famous Chobe National Park. Our camp is on the river bed of the Chobe River. Accommodation: Standard Hotel Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner       

Day 11: Kasane, Botswana. Pre-dawn wake up, with a quick coffee, before jumping on an open game drive vehicle which will take you into the Chobe National Park for a 2hour game drive, spotting big herds of elephants, lions, antelopes and lost more, before heading back to camp for brunch prepared by your guide. The rest of the day you can relax around the pool, before undertaking a 2hour sunset cruise on the Chobe River. Accommodation: Standard Hotel Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 12: Kasane to Livingstone, Zambia. After a relaxing start and breakfast you will pack up and have short drive towards the ferry which will take you over to Zambia where a private transfer will drop you off at your accommodation in the capitol adventure town of Zambia, Livingstone. Afternoon visit to the magnificent Victoria Falls – optional payment of USD 25.00 for entrance. Accommodation: Zambezi Waterfront Adventure Tent Meals: Breakfast

Day 13: Livingstone, Zambia. Relaxing day or an Optional activity day – activities to choose from – White water rafting, helicopter ride over the Victoria Falls, elephant back safari, walking with lions or bungee jumping is a few activities to choose from. Extra night in Livingstone can be booked or evening fly out.

               

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

Key Details:

  • This tour has a 13 day, 12 night itinerary
  • This tour starts in Windhoek and ends in Livingstone, Zambia

There are so many exciting things to do and explore on your Namibian Safari:

  • Explore the Namib Naukluft Park and Dune 45
  • Enjoy the Etosha National Park
  • Experience the local Bushman Tribe in Namibia
  • Okavango Delta Panhandle Makarro Excursion
  • Early morning game drives
  • Chobe National Park in Botswana

By Air:

Flights are available to the Hosea Kutako International Airport.

Included
  • All transport, accommodation and National Park entrance fees
  • Meals as suggested on the itinerary
  • The services of a trained safari guide
Excluded
  • Flights, visas and insurance
  • Alcohol, soft drinks and bottled water
  • Victoria Falls Entrance Fee
  • Tips & Gratuities
  • Anything else that is not stated as included

Day 1: Windhoek to Namib Naukluft Park. Your tour guide will pick you up at your accommodation 08h30 and we will head towards the Namib Naukluft Park, travelling over the Khomas Hochland and down the steep gradients of the Gamsberg Pass, sometimes called as “Namibia’s Garden Route”. We should begin to see the first of our game species like springbok, ostrich and Oryx.  We spend 2 night’s on the outskirts of the Park on a Guest Farm with spectacular view to watch the sunset with a sun downer. Accommodation: Standard Hotel Meals: Lunch & Dinner

Day 2: Dune 45 and Sossusvlei. Pre-dawn departure, traveling 70km towards Sossusvlei gates. A climb up the sand dunes will give a superb view up and down of the Tsaucab River Canyon which forms the valley between the famous sand dunes. Guides prepare breakfast at the bottom of the dune. After breakfast we take a 2 hour walk through to the beautiful Hiddenvlei in the Sossusvlei Area. We return to Sesriem, enjoy lunch and a cool down in the swimming pool. Afternoon we explore the Sesriem canyon on foot, returning back to our campsite. Accommodation: Standard Hotel Meals: Breakfast & Dinner  

Day 3: Namib Naukluft Park to Swakopmund. Some scientists regards the Namib Desert as the oldest in the world. You will travel via the Kuiseb Canyon, home to two Germans and their dog for two years during World War 2. Today includes a visit to the Walvis Bay lagoon, famous for its large numbers of flamingos. It’s a 5 hour scenic drive to the coast, arriving in Swakopmund for the next 2 nights. Accommodation: Standard Hotel Meals: Breakfast 

Day 4: Swakopmund. Optional Activity day. This day is a free day, opportunity to partake in optional adventure activities like Quad Biking, Sand Boarding, Sky diving and Dolphin Cruise. If you do not feel adventurous you can do shopping or visit the Crystal Gallery, Museums or the Aquarium by foot. Accommodation: Standard Hotel Meals: Breakfast

Day 5: Swakopmun to Etosha National Park. Head towards Etosha National Park for 2 days of game viewing. The first overnight stop in Etosha will be either at Okaukuejo or Halali, both with a floodlit waterhole allows for 24-hour game viewing. Elephant and black rhinoceros are seen daily during the dry winter months & numerous other game species are also found here, including lion and leopard. Accommodation: Standard Hotel Meals: Breakfast & Dinner     

Day 6: Etosha National Park. Game driving slowly through the park, gaze in awe at the vast expanse of the Etosha Pan, itself shimmering in the midday heat. Ostrich appear like moving black dots as they wander around miles out on the salt pan. Stay overnight either at Okaukuejo or Halali an excellent area for seeing game of all types.  Accommodation: Standard Hotel Meals: Breakfast & Lunch

Day 7: Etosha National Park to Tsintsabis. Pack-up camp and have a short game drive towards the exit gate of the Park. The next campsite in the bush nearby the village of Tsintsabis, which is a community based and sustainable tourism project with a strong focus on the culture of the Bushman (San) people, the first inhabitants of Southern Africa. The afternoon will include a bushwalk to get a deeper understanding of the relationship that the Bushman people used to have (and still have sometimes) with nature. You will learn about edible, poisonous and medicinal plants see how they used to hunt animals, set up traps and made fire. The bushwalk is ideal for learning about the traditional way of life of the Bushmen. Accommodation: Standard Hotel Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 8: Tsintsabis to Delta Panhandle. Today, head more north towards the Kavango River, stopping in the dusty town of Rundu to stock up with fresh supplies. The next camp is situated on the Kavango River; this is the panhandle of the Okavango Delta on the Namibian side. The afternoon you can relax, take a dip in the world’s only crocodile swimming cage or play some Frisbee golf. Enjoy a sundowner watching the hippos swimming in the river. Accommodation: Standard Hotel Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 9: Ngepi. After breakfast you will have a whole day off exploring the Okavango Delta Panhandle on a Mokoro/Watu. The excursion takes place on the river and into the Bwabwata National Park on a mokoro which can seat two people. The Head Mokoro Poler will give you a detailed speech on safety and what to expect on your trip. You will be poled through the tranquil channels on the river. You will undertake a return game drive back to camp. Plenty of game, bird life as well a cultural experience to experience on this day. Accommodation: Standard Hotel Meals: Breakfast & Dinner           

Day 10: Ngepi to Kasane, Botswana. After breakfast we continue through the Caprivi Strip, stopping in the town of Katima Mulilo. We will cross the border over to Botswana heading to the town of Kasane which is the “gate way” to the famous Chobe National Park. Our camp is on the river bed of the Chobe River. Accommodation: Standard Hotel Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner       

Day 11: Kasane, Botswana. Pre-dawn wake up, with a quick coffee, before jumping on an open game drive vehicle which will take you into the Chobe National Park for a 2hour game drive, spotting big herds of elephants, lions, antelopes and lost more, before heading back to camp for brunch prepared by your guide. The rest of the day you can relax around the pool, before undertaking a 2hour sunset cruise on the Chobe River. Accommodation: Standard Hotel Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 12: Kasane to Livingstone, Zambia. After a relaxing start and breakfast you will pack up and have short drive towards the ferry which will take you over to Zambia where a private transfer will drop you off at your accommodation in the capitol adventure town of Zambia, Livingstone. Afternoon visit to the magnificent Victoria Falls – optional payment of USD 25.00 for entrance. Accommodation: Zambezi Waterfront Adventure Tent Meals: Breakfast

Day 13: Livingstone, Zambia. Relaxing day or an Optional activity day – activities to choose from – White water rafting, helicopter ride over the Victoria Falls, elephant back safari, walking with lions or bungee jumping is a few activities to choose from. Extra night in Livingstone can be booked or evening fly out.

               

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

Key Details:

  • This tour has a 13 day, 12 night itinerary
  • This tour starts in Windhoek and ends in Livingstone, Zambia

There are so many exciting things to do and explore on your Namibian Safari:

  • Explore the Namib Naukluft Park and Dune 45
  • Enjoy the Etosha National Park
  • Experience the local Bushman Tribe in Namibia
  • Okavango Delta Panhandle Makarro Excursion
  • Early morning game drives
  • Chobe National Park in Botswana

By Air:

Flights are available to the Hosea Kutako International Airport.

Included
  • All transport, accommodation and National Park entrance fees
  • Meals as suggested on the itinerary
  • The services of a trained safari guide
Excluded
  • Flights, visas and insurance
  • Alcohol, soft drinks and bottled water
  • Victoria Falls Entrance Fee
  • Tips & Gratuities
  • Anything else that is not stated as included
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