NORTHERN NAMIBIA & CAPRIVI 2020
17 nights/18 days
16 guests + guide
08 June - 25 June 2020
US$ 3800 pp sharing
Starting in Windhoek, Namibia and finishing in Kasane, Botswana. This adventure will see you camping and cooking under amazingly clear African skies.
Magnificent vistas, wide open spaces, crystal-clear night skies and top game viewing are all part of this incredible journey.
Highlights include the wild Kunene region – home of the desert adapted black rhino and desert elephants, Etosha National Park as well as the Kavango River in the Caprivi and the Chobe River in Botswana.
DAY 1 & 2 :
ARRIVAL IN WINDHOEK
The tour begins in Windhoek, the capital city of Namibia - a perfect starting point to recover from long international flights and to stock up for the journey whilst soaking up the unique Afro German culture that abounds in this delightful city. Vehicles will be collected in Windhoek and a thorough tour briefing is given before the adventure begins.
DAY 3 & 4 :
Heading west from Windhoek, our first stop is Spitzkoppe and if you are a star-gazer - this is Eden. The highest granite peak of Spitzkoppe rises from the desert to about 1784m above sea level. The peaks stand out dramatically from the surrounding plains. The remarkable geological formations will be our backdrop for sundowners you won't forget in a hurry.
DAY 5 & 6 :
Namibia's most popular coastal town, known for its German influence and Bavarian architecture, its proximity to the dunes of the Namib and its cool misty climate. A walk around the quaint town is a must and there are several supermarkets and deli's at which to restock. With a full day in Swakopmund, there is ample time to explore the nearby dunes, or venture out onto the Atlantic ocean.
DAY 7 - 9 :
Wide open spaces, more geological formations as well as the opportunity to see some of the desert adapted wildlife that exists in the arid Damaraland region are highlights. We visit community conservation areas where wildlife and people co-exist and we will have sundowners with some of Africa's most incredible vistas as our backdrop.
DAY 10 - 13 :
ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK
Famed for the dry expansive salt pan, which can be seen from space, this park truly is a wildlife haven. With several easy to navigate roads all following the edge of the pan, game viewing is spectacular. With large herds of zebra, wildebeest, elephant and many species of antelope and giraffe, morning and afternoon drives are an adventure. Lion, leopard, cheetah and black rhino are less common, but often
DAY 14 & 15 :
From the dry expanse of Etosha, we head into the Kavango region which is quite different from what we have experienced in the greater part of Namibia. The Kavango river which flows from Angola brings live giving water and minerals to the Okavango Delta. We will spend two nights camping on the banks of the Kavango River. You will have the option to take part in mokoro (dugout canoe) rides, sunset boat cruises or just relax in camp. Birdlife is amazing and there are also several game reserves in the region for day trips.
DAY 16 & 17 :
Leaving the Kavango River, we head east and travel the length of the Caprivi Strip, finally crossing the Chobe River into Botswana where we will spend our last two nights of the tour. You will be perfectly situated to explore the exciting Chobe Game Reserve with its huge herds of elephants and healthy predator populations. Finally, a visit to this region would not be complete without a sundowner cruise on the Chobe River.