Southern Skies (15 days)

A small group lodge safari, no participation, from Victoria Falls to Namibia, Swakopmund, through Zimbabwe, Botswana and Namibia

Highlights of the Victoria Falls to Namibia Safari: Victoria Falls, Chobe National Park, Caprivi, Mahangu National Park, Okavango Delta, Etosha National Park, Himba Experience, Rock paintings in Brandberg and Twyfelfontein, Swakopmund.

Group Size: minimum 4 people, maximum 12 people

  • Victoria Falls to Namibia Safari
    * Prices 2018:

    USD 3039 / EUR 2690
    (per person sharing)
    Single Supplement: USD 669 / EUR 625
    Local Payment: USD 175 / EUR 155

*All rates are per person rates
*If you are a single traveller, a single supplement may apply

* Prices may change due to exchange rate fluctuations.

Included in the price:

  • 14 Nights in fixed accommodation
  • All transport in fully equipped vehicle
  • Game drives and activities as mentioned
  • Meals as per itinerary
  • Park entrance fees
  • Experienced local guide.

Not Included in the price:

  • Travel insurance
  • Flights
  • Pre and post tour accommodation
  • Optional activities
  • All drinks, tips and curios
  • All personal expenses.
  • Day 1
    Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

    On arrival into Victoria Falls, you will be met and transferred to your Lodge.  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.

    Accommodation: A’Zambezi River Lodge or similar (rooms with en-suite bathrooms, swimming pool, bar & restaurant)

  • Day 2-3
    Victoria Falls to Chobe National Park, Botswana

    This morning your guide will take you on a tour of the mighty Victoria Falls, known by the local Kololo tribe as Mosi oa Tunya – “the smoke that thunders”. A mid-morning departure takes you from Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe on to Botswana for the next two nights. You will have the remainder of the day at leisure or to partake in optional activities.

    The next day, we rise early for a morning game drive in the Chobe National Park, the second largest park in Botswana covering 10,566 km2. Chobe 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.

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    Accommodation: Chobe Safari Lodge or similar (rooms with en-suite bathrooms, swimming pool, bar & restaurant)

    Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner are included on Day 2
    Breakfast is included on Day 3

  • Day 4
    Caprivi, Namibia

    Leaving Botswana, we drive through Chobe National Park before crossing over into Namibia and driving through the Caprivi to our camp on the banks of the Kwando River. The afternoon is at leisure for a number of optional activities, or sit back and relax and take in the sights and sounds of the Kwando River.

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    Accommodation: Camp Kwando or similar (permanent tented chalets with en-suite bathrooms, swimming pool, bar & restaurant)

  • Day 5-6
    Caprivi to Okavango Delta, Botswana

    We leave our camp on the Caprivi 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. Enroute to camp we will go on a game drive to the Mahangu National Park which is rich in fauna and flora. In the park you have the chance of spotting game such as sable and roan, elephants, hippos, buffalos, and many types of antelope. For bird watchers the Mahangu National Park offers more than 420 different bird species.

    The next day is spent exploring the network of water pathways floating through thick vegetation in mokoros (traditional dugout canoes), discovering a variety of birds and wildlife. We 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.

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    Accommodation: Guma Lagoon Camp or similar (permanent tents with en-suite bathrooms, bar area)

  • Day 7
    Okavango Delta to Kavango River, Namibia

    Leaving Botswana we make our way into Namibia and head along the Caprivi to Rundu. We make our way to Kaisosi River Lodge and spend a relaxing afternoon at our lodge on the banks of the Kavango River. Optional activities such as a visit to the Mbunza Living Museum, a traditional cultural school and communal business for the local Kavango people, or a sunset cruise are available. Alternatively just relax by the pool with a sundowner listening to the sounds of Mother Nature.

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    Accommodation: Kaisosi Lodge or similar (rooms with en-suite bathrooms, swimming pool, bar & restaurant)

  • Day 8-10
    Etosha National Park, Namibia

    The following morning we head off to Etosha National Park. We fill the next 3 days with game drives in the hopes of spotting lion, leopard, elephant and rhino 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 park’s various nocturnal animals as they come to drink. Etosha Game Park was declared a National Park in 1907 and it is home to approx. 114 mammal species, 340 bird species, 110 reptile species, 16 amphibian species and, surprisingly, one species of fish.

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    Accommodation (day 8):  Namutoni or similar (rooms with en-suite bathrooms, swimming pool, bar & restaurant)
    Accommodation (day 9 & 10): Okaukuejo or similar (rooms with en-suite bathrooms, swimming pool, bar & restaurant)

    Breakfast & Lunch are included on Day 8 & 9 and Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner are included on Day 10.

  • Day 11
    Kamanjab – Himba Experience, Namibia

    We leave the wild animals of Etosha behind and move onto the spectacular scenery of Damaraland. Our final destination for the day will be Kamanjab. In the afternoon we   explore a Himba village, which will be a journey of culture exchange, learning and understanding the ways of the last traditional tribe in Namibia, the Ova-Himba.

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    Accommodation: Oppi Koppi Rest Camp or similar (chalets with en-suite bathrooms, swimming pool, bar & restaurant)

  • Day 12
    Omaruru, Namibia

    After our cultural experience in Kamanjab we head southwards to Omaruru. Once a mission station, the settlement has great historic significance and has evolved into an artistic hub for local crafts and small industries. We will stop at local distillery and small wine cellar to taste some of its home-grown produce before arriving out our accommodation in the afternoon.

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    Accommodation: Omaruru Guest House or similar (rooms with en-suite bathrooms, swimming pool, dining room area)

  • Day 13-14
    Cape Cross Seal Colony and Swakopmund, Namibia

    We move westwards across the desert plains travelling to Spitzkoppe, an iconic group of curved granite mountains with vivid colours. After a walk amongst the boulders to view the ancient Bushmen paintings and engravings, we head towards the coast. We arrive into the charming town of Swakopmund, an oasis set between the expanse of the desert and the vastness of the Atlantic Ocean.

    On the morning of day 14 we follow the barren Skeleton Coast out of Swakopmund to visit Cape Cross – the largest breeding place of the Cape Fur Seals. The afternoon is spent at leisure to partake in optional activities or alternatively just soak up the atmosphere of this little quaint German town and enjoy its beauty and beaches.

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    Accommodation: Hotel A La Mer or similar (standard rooms with en-suite bathrooms)

    Breakfast & Lunch are included on Day 13 and Breakfast is included on Day 14.

  • Day 15
    Swakopmund, Namibia

    Your journey ends after breakfast this morning.  We can arrange an airport transfer on request (own expense).  We hope to welcome you on one of our African adventures soon.

Britta Belz (Germany)

July 2013

It really was a great trip, everything worked out perfectly and the best thing was that we were a very nice and funny group. We had a lot of fun together and one can never know that before the trip begins.

At the beginning there were some problems with the booked rooms at the Amadeus Guest House in Victoria Falls, as well as in the Chobe Safari Lodge – no rooms were booked for me, or no one could find these bookings, because I booked everything a bit late. After that happened again to me at the Chobe Safari Lodge and I wasn’t able to go to my room like everyone else did, our Guide from Jenman took care of that and made sure that before we arrived anywhere else – he would do a double check.

Thereafter everything worked out smoothly. Apart from that no problems occurred at all and I was very happy about everything.

Kind regards

Britta Belz

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