17 days – Namibia-Chobe-Victoria Falls
Windhoek – Mariental – Sossusvlei – Swakopmund – Palmwag – Etosha South – Etosha East – Rundu – Mahango Game Reserve – Chobe River Front
Day 1: Safari Court Hotel, Windhoek
The Safari Court Hotel**** offers over 200 luxuriously appointed, spacious rooms and suites with en-suite bathrooms, air-conditioning, TV with 20 channels, fridge, coffee and tea facilities in every room, as well as buffet and a la carte restaurant, the Acacia Restaurant, the Palms Bar and a lovely Terrace offering small meals and drinks during the day and evening. A refreshing pool is set in lush gardens and the Safari Court Wellness Centre offers the latest in fitness equipment and beauty and health treatments are available from the award-winning Oukolele Day Spa. A complimentary regular shuttle is available to hotel guests between the hotels, two shopping malls and the city centre. Hotel Safari*** and the Safari Conference Centre are located on the same premises.
Day 2: Kalahari Anib Lodge Gondwana Collection Namibia, Mariental
Kalahari Anib Lodge lies like a lush green oasis in the midst of red Kalahari dunes. The restaurant and chalets are arranged around a shaded courtyard with a large swimming pool. 52 rooms (30 Twin Standard, 17 Twin Comfort and 5 Family Comfort Rooms) with a private veranda are available for tour groups.Located about 30 km northeast of Mariental the lodge makes for a perfect stopover on the way south.
Day 3 & 4: Sossusvlei Lodge, Sossusvlei
Situated at the Entrance Gate to the Namib Naukluft Park, Sossusvlei Lodge offers direct access to the towering red sand dunes, the famous pan of Sossusvlei, the scorched black trees of Dead Vlei and the remarkable depths of the Sesriem Canyon. The 45 individual luxurious accommodation units at Sossusvlei Lodge are carefully laid out to perfectly blend in with the magnificent surrounding natural environment. Each fully air-conditioned unit has a patio, en-suite bathroom with shower and a spacious bedroom under canvas with adobe-style plaster walls to give the visitor a distinctive sense of being close to nature. Experience the true art of Hospitality with the thoughtful touch of attentive staff to contribute to a truly memorable experience. Facilities include a sparkling pool, bar, beer garden and an al fresco terrace where one can enjoy exquisite food, award-winning wines and magnificent views of the floodlit waterhole. The Sossusvlei Lodge Adventure Centre provides a range of activities including Quad-Biking, Guided Excursions, Sun-downer Trips, Hot Air Ballooning, Scenic Flights and much more to explore the area’s natural beauty.
Day 5 & 6: Strand Hotel Swakopmund
The Strand Hotel Swakopmund will be located directly on the mole (promenade) in Swakopmund, surrounded on three sides by the Atlantic Ocean, with direct access to the main beach in town. On the fourth side it will back up to the town’s beautiful central park, through which it is a short five minute walk to the historic centre of this charming, German, Victorian era colonial seaside town, with all its shops, cafés, restaurants and bars. When Strand Hotel Swakopmund opens, with its extensive, unique and creatively entertaining restaurants, bars, deli, lobby-lounge, sea facing terraces and shops, set on this historic and iconic site, it’s destined to become a destination in itself for all visitors to and residents of Swakopmund. Its architectural inspiration finds its roots deep in Namibian German colonial history and reflects this in a tasteful contemporary manner. The interiors are residential in nature, and the brief to all designers involved was to create a non-hotel. One as charming and welcoming as the town it is in. Simply very warm and comfortable, and as they say in German: “gemütlich” with a genuine “sense-of-place” Every aspect of the Strand Hotel Swakopmund is being developed according to international four-star standards. It’s very possibly going to be the benchmark against which all hotels/lodges in Namibia will be measured. IMPORTANT: All pictorial depictions used are computer generated and are indicative only. All facts and figures presented are subject to change as the plans and designs pertaining to this development are finalized and continiously enhanced and improved. The Strand Hotel Swakopmund is being “sculptured” rather than simply “built”.
Day 7 & 8: Etendeka Mountain Camp, Palmwag
Following the signing of the groundbreaking joint-venture agreement with the neighbouring communities, the decision was made to completely rebuild and relaunch Etendeka Mountain Camp. The unique new dining area stays true to Etendeka’s long standing and award winning commitment to eco-friendly values. In the foothills of the Grootberg massif, set amidst magnificent scenery and the ancient Etendeka lavas of northern Damaraland, the ten new en-suite Meru tents have been refitted with luxury mattresses and 100% cotton linen. Necessary comforts have not been overlooked with the bathrooms also benefiting from a makeover, while the traditional, open-air bucket shower still holds pride of place. Simple, fresh, wholesome meals are prepared, either in solar ovens or on open fires, and enjoyed under African skies. Extensive use is made of solar power throughout the camp. Etendeka is one of only two establishments that have been awarded the highest rank in the Namibian Eco-awards. At Etendeka, wildlife has acclimatised to a precarious existence amongst the towering basalt mountains and dry mopane-shaded river courses of the Kunene Region. A strong focus is on walking activities. “The feel at Etendeka is rustic; we wanted to bring back that rugged element of the traditional tented camp that most have unfortunately lost.” Manager and co-owner of Etendeka Mountain Camp, Dennis Liebenberg has been running the property for the past 20 years and knows the area like the back of his hand. He loves to share his knowledge with guests.
Day 9: Okaukuejo Resort, Etosha South
Okaukuejo is located 17 km from the southern entrance of the park, and famous for its flood-lit waterhole, where visitors can observe at close quarters a spectacle of wildlife congregating and interacting. Accommodation is provided to suit every need, in premier bush chalets overlooking the waterhole; bush chalets and double rooms; or family chalets. Other facilities include a restaurant, bar, shop, swimming pool, kiosk and camping facilities.
Day 10: Namutoni Resort, Etosha East
The lodge centres on an old German Fort overlooking the King Nehale waterhole; an elevated decked walkway provides excellent opportunities for enjoying the surrounding scenery, wildlife and the spectacular sunsets. The Fort has been developed into a hub of activity, offering two restaurants, a relaxation lounge, a bar, crafts boutique, curio shop, jewellers and bookstore. Accommodation is provided in comfortable double rooms or bush chalets.
Day 11: Kaisosi River Lodge, Rundu
Kaisosi River Lodge is situated 7 km’s East of Rundu, in the North East of Namibia on the banks of the Kavango River. We offer you complete relaxation and a true African experience. This peaceful oasis, which can be reached in a normal sedan vehicle, is an ideal place for nature lovers and bird watchers. Spectacular sunsets, friendly people, comfortable accommodation and fine cuisine make the Kaisosi River Lodge a must for all travellers. Great spots for fishing and birds watching are available along the river. Magnificent river cruises on the river border between Namibia and Angola can be arranged.
Day 12 & 13: Ndhovu Safari Lodge, Mahango Game Reserve
Ndhovu Safari Lodge is a peaceful riverine retreat overlooking the well-known Caprivi Game Park (Bwabwata National Park). In true safari tradition, Ndhovu Safari Lodge offers luxury tented accommodation, each tent being fully equipped with its own en-suite bathroom facilities. For the adventurous type, there is a Rivertent on the water. Here guests can feel real close to crocodiles and hippos, relax in the sun on the deck or try catching the famous tigerfish. In addition, there is an exclusive camping area. Facilities offered at the lodge includes sundowner cruises, fishing excursions, village tours and game drives whilst the birdlife in the area will satisfy the most ardent bird-watcher – over 400 different species have been recorded in the surroundings.
Day 14: Mahangu Safari Lodge, Mahango Game Reserve
The comfortably-styled, thatched Mahangu Safari Lodge is a new lodge in the Caprivi Region of Namibia, next to the Mahango National Park. The Lodge offers beautiful campsites with power points next to the river. Campers are welcome to make use of the restaurant. Mahangu Safari Lodge offers a game drives, boat trips as well as fishing excursions.
Day 15 and 16: Chobe Safari Lodge, Chobe River Front
Chobe Safari Lodge is situated in Kasane on the banks of the Chobe River and shares a border with Chobe National Park. Right on the doorstep is the meeting of four African countries: Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe and Zambia. Chobe Safari Lodge therefore offers an excellent getaway location to Chobe, Victoria Falls or Caprivi. The close proximity to Victoria Falls International Airport, Livingstone International Airport and Kasane International Airport makes it easily accessible, with daily road transfers or charter flights connecting all these airports with Chobe Safari Lodge. The lodge has been recently renovated; matching a magical lodge experience to the spectacular game viewing.
Included all accomodation as per offer:
- Meals as per offer
- 4X4 double cab
- All local taxes
- Meet & greet with detailed briefing
- Activities mentioned as included
- All activities not mentioned as included
- personal insurance
- Parks fees