SELF-DRIVE TOUR PROPOSAL

Namibia – Botswana – Victoria Falls

17 Days

If you are looking for a fully independent tour, then this is for you!

DAY 1

Kalahari Bush Breaks Lodge

Warm welcome to Namibia!

Upon arrival at the Hosea Kutako International Airport you

will be welcomed by a representative of Red Earth Safaris, who will discuss the journey with you and hand over all travel documents as well as an information package. This team member will also assist you in collecting your rental car (a Toyota Hilux Double cab 4×4 or similar, including 2 spare wheels) and answer all questions you might have regarding your trip. Start your safari by driving to the central east of the country via Gobabis. You will be accommodated at the Kalahari Bush Breaks Lodge, situated approx. 87 km east of Gobabis.

Here you are given the opportunity to chill out after your today`s long journey and experience the unique style and ambience of a local Afrikaans style accommodation

.

Driving time: Approx. 3 hours on about 300 km tarred roads.

Included: Meet & greet, rental car, travel documents, Namibia map, adapter plug, insect repellent, 1x Overnight at Kalahari Bush Breaks Lodge with dinner & breakfast.

www.kalaharibushbreaks.com

DAY 2

Palm Afrique Lodge

After breakfast at leisure, proceed to the Botswana border. Depending on your country of residence, you might need a visa to enter Botswana. Some nationalities can obtain the visa at the border, others however, have to arrange for this visa in their country before traveling. Please click on Travel Info on our website for more information. After crossing the border into Botswana, continue your journey to Ghanzi where you will be accommodated at the Palm Afrique Lodge.

Driving time: Approx 3 hours on about 250 km tarred roads.

Included: 1x Overnight at Palm Afrique Lodge with dinner and breakfast

www.palmafriquelodge.com

DAY 3 & 4

Leopard Plains

From Ghanzi you drive further north to Maun and continue on the A3 tarred road further East to the beautiful Leopard Plains Camp.

In the afternoon you may choose to go canoeing, joining a game drive, go hiking or just relax by the pool.

On the following day we highly recommend a visit of either the Makgadikgadi or the Nxai National Park. Both are close by the Lodge.

Driving time: Approx. 4,5 hours on about 390 km tarred roads.

Included:  2x Overnight at Leopard Plains Camp, luxury tent with dinner & breakfast.

 

www.leopardplains.com

DAY 5

Nata Lodge

On the road again! Today’s path leads you further east to the idyllic Nata Lodge.

A guided drive to the salt pan is highly recommended.

Driving time: Approx. 2,5 hours on about 250 km tarred roads.

Included: 1x Overnight at Nata Lodge with dinner and breakfast.

 

www.underonebotswanasky.com

DAY 6 & 7

Chobe Safari Lodge

Your today`s destination is the Chobe Safari Lodge situated on the banks of the Chobe River, which forms the border between Botswana and Namibia here.

A sundowner boat cruise will grant you spectacular wildlife sightings which you will never forget!

Driving time: Approx. 4 hours on about 320 km tarred roads.

The next day, a guided tour to the majestic Vic Falls will be arranged for you. The Victoria Falls or “The Smoke that Thunders” is known as the greatest curtain of falling water in the world. The Falls present a spectacular sight of awe-inspiring beauty on the Zambezi River at the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe and is 1 of the 7 natural wonders of the world.

Please ensure that you are familiar with the Zimbabwean visa regulations prior to entering Zimbabwe.

Included: 2x Overnight at Chobe Safari Lodge with dinner and breakfast, sundowner boatcruise, guided tour to Victoria Falls

www.underonebotswanasky.com

DAY 8

Kazondwe Camp

Make your way towards the Namibian border. Drive through the Chobe National Park to the Ngoma bridge where you cross the border. Continue your journey through the Caprivi Strip (recently renamed to Zambezi Strip) till you reach Kongola. Here you turn south on your way to the new Kazondwe Camp situated at the Kwando river. The Caprivi Strip is at some places just about 35 km wide from north to south but adds the very special wetlands to Namibia.

Driving time: Approx. 3 hours on about 250 km tarred roads. Included: 1x Overnight in a Luxury tent Kazondwe Camp

with dinner and breakfast.

DAY 9 & 10

Mahangu Safari Lodge

After breakfast return to Kongola and proceed into western direction to Divundu/ Bagani. Here you turn south towards the Mahango National Park. Accommodation will be provided at the Mahangu Safari Lodge situated next to the  Park on the banks of the Kavango River.

As an afternoon activity we recommend a self-drive tour into the Mahango National Park. This park is a protected area within the Bwabwata National Park.  Elephants, buffaloes, lions and leopards are very present in this park and easy to spot.

Driving time: Approx 3 hours on about 250 km tarred roads.

 

The next day starts with a special breakfast cruise in the morning which you will, no doubt, enjoy to the fullest.

In the afternoon we suggest that you take a drive to the eastern shore of the Kavango River in the Buffalo National Park. The largest buffalo populations in Namibia are to be found here. Often large herds of a hundred animals can be observed.

Included: 2x Overnight at Mahangu Safari Lodge with dinner and breakfast, 1x breakfast boat cruise.

www.mahangu.com.na

DAY 11 & 12

Farm Wildacker

Your today`s destination is Wildacker Guest Farm located near Grootfontein. Drive on the B8 to Grootfontein via Rundu. Rundu`s character is different from other Namibian towns due to the strong Portuguese influence from Angola. Wildacker is a small owner-run guest farm and is the typical home away from home set amidst a lush green garden. Spend the afternoon at leisure, relax at the pool or explore the farm by hiking.

Driving time: Approx. 4,5 hours on about 320 km tarred and about 60 km gravel roads.

The next day, visit The Living Museum in Grashoek Village which offers the opportunity to meet the San People (Bushmen). The Centre also offers demonstrations of the

Bushmen culture and their survival techniques. Or, alternatively drive 24 km out of town where you will find the Hobas Meteorite- one of the largest meteorites ever found. It hit the ground some 80 000 years ago. Also worth a visit is the old German Schutztruppe fortress. It was built in 1896 and today houses a museum on the local history.

Included: 2x Overnight at Wildacker Guest Farm with dinner and breakfast

www.wildacker-namibia.com

DAY 13

AiAiba – The Rockpainting Lodge

Pack your bags and head for the AiAiba Lodge which is situated in the stunningly beautiful Erongo Mountains. Drive from Grootfontein via Otavi, Otjiwarongo, Outjo and Omaruru to the lodge. The Erongo Mountains is a 130 million year old volcanic ruin with breathtaking rock formations and landscapes. 130 million years ago the crust of the earth in the vicinity of today`s Erongo massif cracked.

and heaved and the surrounding areas were flooded by streams of lava. The volcano remained actif for the ensuing 20 million years. Then the volcano collapsed forming a large caldera at its centre and offering a mystic view of huge granite boulders today. The San People also seemed fascinated by this landscape and settled here about some 2000 years ago.

Driving time: Approx. 6 hours on about 450 km tarred and 100 km gravel roads.

If time permits enjoy a hike to many rock paintings in this area or join a guided tour.

The San Rock Art Paintings – One of the San shamans’ tasks was to make rain. The San thought of the rain as an animal. The shamans would capture this imaginary animal, lead it to the place where they wanted rain and kill it.

Well, that`s one interpretation of San rock art. We invite you to interpret the paintings in your very own way.

Included: 1x Overnight at AiAiba The Rockpainting Lodge with dinner and breakfast.

 

www.aiaiba.com

DAY 14 & 15

THE DELIGHT GUESTHOUSE

In order to reach your today’s destination, the picturesque coastal town of Swakopmund, you have to cross the world’s oldest desert – The Namib -.  The Namib Desert has been in existence for some 43 million years and is an immense expanse of moving gravel plains and dunes that stretch along the entire coast line.

Swakopmund has a pleasant climate, beautiful palm-lined streets and seaside promenades. It offers a huge variety of restaurants and seafood restaurants to choose from. An abundance of German style buildings and monuments are a good reminder of the colonial times.

Driving time : Approx. 2,5 hours on about 60 km gravel and about 120 km tarred road.

The next day is set aside for activities of your choice.  As Swakopmund is also an adventure holiday hotspot, the following activities are on offer : Living Desert Tour, Catamaran Boat Cruise, Scenic Flight, Quad Biking, Sandboarding, Kayaking, Fishing, Dolphin & Seal Cruise. Three airborne adventures over Swakopmund are also offered : Paragliding, Hot Air Ballooning & Sky Diving. Do not forget your camera….. there will be photo opportunities

galore!!! For more information regarding these activities, please feel free to contact us.

Included: 2x Overnights at the Delight Guesthouse with breakfast.

www.gondwana-collection.com

DAY 16

OKAPUKA RANCH

After breakfast at leisure it is time to say good bye to Swakopmund. Leave the cooler coast and head for the stunning Okapuka Ranch via Usakos, Karibib and Okahandja. The Okapuka Ranch is situated about half-way between Okahandja and Windhoek, on your left hand side and is an ideal overnight stop for those arriving or departing from Hosea Kutako International Airport. The rolling plains and bush savannah afoot the Otjihavera mountains are stage for Okapuka’s scene of ancient Africa. En-route visit the woodcraft market at Okahandja. You still have time to enjoy a game drive around the large Okapuka property which is home to a huge variety of wildlife, including white rhino, giraffe, crocodile, black and blue wildebeest, impala, waterbuck and lots more! Hiking trails invite you to experience the bush on foot.

Driving time : Approx. 4 hours on about 330 km tarred roads.

Included: 1x Overnight at Okapuka Ranch with bed & breakfast.

www.natron.net/okapuka

DAY 17

Slowly but surely your holidays are ending. Departure from Okapuka to Hosea Kutako International Airport via Windhoek.  En-route we recommend a visit to the Arts & Crafts Centre in Windhoek before you proceed to the airport. Drop-off your rental car at the airport before checking in for your flight back home! Please note: Check-in time is 3 hours before departure of the aircraft as stated in your ticket and you should allow 15 minutes to return the rental car.

Included :

  • Meet & Greet at the airport
  • All travel documents
  • Insect repellent, adapter  plugs
  • Rental car for 17 days
  • All accommodation as per itinerary
  • All meals as mentioned above
  • The following activities  :
  • Chobe Safari Lodge – Sundowner boat cruise & Guided day trip to Victoria Falls
  • Mahangu Lodge – Breakfast boat cruise
  • Rental car for 17 days
  • All government taxes and bed levies
  • This price list supersedes all previous price lists and is valid as from 01.01.2019 till 31.12.2019. 15% VAT on tours is included.
  • All tours are run with a minimum of 2 adults! Guided in English or German !
  • Children under 12 years pay half-price. All half-day and day-tours can be custom made to overnight tours.
  • Individual transfers & tours on request. Tailor made tours on request.
  • All tours and transfers in small groups of 2-7 people per vehicle.
  • If you prefer to book a private tour we charge per vehicle and guide for 7 persons.

Please enquire for children rates for accommodated tours.

With any Safari/Tour booking you accept our Terms and Conditions

Excluded :

  • All lunches
  • Dinner at Nata Lodge, Chobe Safari Lodge, Okapuka  and Swakopmund
  • Flights to and from Namibia
  • Fuel
  • All drinks – alcoholic and non-alcoholic
  • Activities at the different lodges
  • Private shopping
  • Portage and tips
  • Park entrance and visa fees
  • Private travel insurance and valid medical aid

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