WILD CAMPING - SOMKHANDA GAME RESERVE
up to 12 people
27 April - 15 May 2020
US$ 3850 pp sharing
Starting in Windhoek, Namibia and finishing in Maun, Botswana. This journey takes you to some of the most incredible parts of Namibia.
From the breathtaking dune landscape of the Namib desert, through the magical expanse of Damaraland and with some fine game viewing, this is exploring Namibia at its best!
Highlights include; the Dunes of Sossusvlei, 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.
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 - 5 :
Heading south from Windhoek, we arrive at Sesriem campsite, our base to explore this remarkable dune landscape. The dunes around Sossusvlei are some of the highest in the world and provide magical photographic opportunities in the early morning and evening light. There is also an option of exploring from above - on a hot air balloon safari!
DAY 6 & 7 :
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 8 - 11 :
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 12 - 15 :
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 16 & 17 :
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 18 :
We follow the Kavango River south for some ways, cross the border into Botswana and then travel around the western edge of the Okavango Delta, finally arriving in Maun, Botswana, where we will spend our last night of the tour. In Maun, you will be perfectly situated for onward travel and particularly well positioned to explore the enticing miracle that is the Okavango Delta!