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8 Day Captivating Zambezi Safari Namibia Itinerary - A well-priced scheduled safari tour that visits 4 National Parks in Namibia and Botswana.


Captivating Zambezi - map of Namibia showing itinerary Experience the fantastic scenery, wildlife and cultures in Namibia and Botswana.
The Caprivi/Zambezi Strip is a 280-mile-long panhandle of Namibia has lush vegetation due to the being surrounded by 4 major rivers - Chobe, Kwando Linyanti and the mighty Zambezi. The Caprivi shares its borders with 4 countries - Angola, Botswana, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

There are five protected areas within the Caprivi Strip – and in all of them you'll find big game, including water-loving species – like hippo, crocodile, sable, waterbuck, reedbuck and buffalo – which are largely absent from the rest of Namibia.

The entire eastern Caprivi is a bird-watchers paradise with over 430 species, nearly 70 percent of Namibia’s total number of bird species having been recorded here.

Highlights:
DISCOVER THE “BIG5” ACROSS 4 NATIONAL PARKS
EXPLORE THE WILDLIFE AND CULTURE ALONG 3 RIVERS OF THE ZAMBEZI REGION
CANOEING ON THE CHOBE RIVER
WORLD’S LARGEST METEORITE

Rates:
01 November 2018 - 30 June 2019: N$27 200 (Single Supplement is N$3 065)
01 July 2019 - 31 October 2019: N$28 865 (Single Supplement is N$3 065)
 
Scheduled departure dates (with other people - can be done on any dates as a private tour - check rate may differ)
13th or 27th November 2018
11th December 2018
15th January 2019
19 February 2019
5th or 19th March 2019
2nd or 16th April 2019
14th or 28th May 2019
11th or 25th June 2019
9th or 23rd July 2019
6th or 20th August 2019
3rd or 17th or 24th September 2019
8th or 15th October 2019

Discount departure dates:
27 November 2018, 15 January 2019, 19 March 2019, 28 May 2019, 25 June 2019: N$25 850
 
No single supplement:
on 13 November 2018, 19 February 2019, 14 May 2019, 11 June 2019

Includes:
Meals:
7 Breakfasts; 1 Lunch
Entrance Fees: Etosha National Park; Hoba Meteorite, Mahango National Park; Chobe Flood Plain
Portages
All meals as specified in the itinerary
Still Mineral Water
Activities as specified
Accommodation as specified
Tourism levy & Government Taxes where applicable
24hrs Medical Evacuation Insurance
 
Days: 8 days and 7 nights
Min / Max Number of Passengers: 2 / 20
Departure: Selected Tuesdays
Clients will be met at any establishment in Windhoek from around 8am
Languages Available: English and / or German
Tour ends: Kasane

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Day 1: Tuesday Etosha National Park
Etosha safari lion
 
Starting in Windhoek we travel north to the Etosha National Park. In the afternoon you have the option of visiting the park in an open safari vehicle. The park boasts over 110 different animal species and is home to over 300 different bird species. The perennial springs along the edges of the Etosha Pan, a large, centralized saline depression with the size of the Netherlands, draw large concentrations of wildlife and birds during the dry seasons of the year. You are able to take part in an optional guided game drive offered by the lodge.

Overnight: Mokuti Etosha Lodge

Day 2: Wednesday: Etosha National Park
The entire day is devoted to the abundant wildlife found in the Etosha National Park, which surrounds a parched salt desert known as the Etosha Pan. The park is home to 4 of the Big Five - elephant, lion, leopard and rhino. The waterholes support a rich diversity of birds and mammals, including rare species such as black-faced impala, roan, cheetah, and Namibia’s smallest antelope, the Damara dik-dik.

Overnight: Mokuti Etosha Lodge (B)

Day 3: Thursday: Kavango Region
After breakfast we travel north towards Namibia’s lush Kavango region. En route we stop at Hoba Meteorite, the world’s largest known meteorite. We continue to the Kavango River close to Rundu, known for its rich selection of hand-made wooden crafts.
 
With its magnificent woodlands and perennial rivers, the Kavango region contrasts sharply with the rest of Namibia. Large swathes of tall woodland, riverine forests, floodplains and reed-lined channels dominate the area. This is also the area where you will see many of the traditional huts and homesteads still popular in use today. At our lodge we can enjoy a sundowner cruise on the Okavango River (optional).

Overnight: Kaisosi River Lodge (B)
 
Day 4 Friday: Bwabwata National Park
After breakfast we follow the route of the Okavango River into the Zambezi Region. Lush, green, riverine – that is what the Zambezi region looks like. This juxtaposition is what makes Namibia the “Land of Contrasts”. The area is typified by perennial rivers and large forests of trees. Whereas most of Namibia is arid, this area is lush, the soil rich and the wildlife plentiful. It is a lively hotbed where one can see subsistence and cattle farming and the well-known traditional wood carvings. We arrive at our lodge on the banks of the Okavango river and close to the Mahangu National Park where the following two nights are spent along the lush vegetation. Our rooms award us with uninhibited view onto the Buffalo Park across the river. Optionally we can visit the Popa Falls, a series of small rapids in paradisiacal environment, or enjoy a late afternoon boat cruise on the river.
 
Overnight: Shametu River Lodge (B)

Day 5, Saturday: Bwabwata National Park
After an early breakfast we travel into the Mahangu National Park. Being Namibia’s smallest but most densely populated National Park, the visit will be rewarding in terms of wildlife and bird watching. The Mahango Game Park has a high number of elephants, as well as fair numbers of antelopes which are scarce or not seen in other parts of Namibia. These include the roan and sable antelope, tsessebe and the red lechwe. The park is also home to a number of sitatunga. The Mahango National Park is an excellent destination for bird watching with over 400 species to be spotted.

Overnight: Shametu River Lodge (B)

Day 6, Sunday Chobe National Park
Fish Eagle
 
We travel via the town of Katima Mulilo towards the end of the Zambezi strip, en route we visit a traditional village to learn more about the Caprivi people’s culture and survival strategies. Our lodge is situated along the banks of the Chobe River, shortly before it enters Botswana.
 
Having enjoyed an optional Sundowner drink on a river beach setting we return to the lodge for dinner.

Overnight: Chobe River Camp (B)

Day 7, Monday: Chobe National Park
Today we enjoy a guided canoeing excursion to experience the rich diversity of bird and wildlife of the Chobe River followed by a short walk to a light lunch spot. We then return to the lodge either by boat (depending on the water level) or guided walk experiencing the open African plains scattered with wildlife. The remainder of the day is at leisure enjoying the open space.
 
Overnight: Chobe River Camp - Breakfast, Lunch
 
Leopard

Day 8, Tuesday
After breakfast, we cross the border into Botswana and travel to Kasane where you are able to extend your holiday in Okavango Delta or continue with a transfer to Victoria Falls. (B)

Arrival flights on day of tour departure to be no later than 9am

Departure dates: Selected Tuesdays

Private tour: Any date on request

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