After spending a relaxing night in the Capital city, start your journey by heading north to Okonjima, where Leopards are frequently seen, giving visitors an opportunity to observe these magnificent predators that are ‘radio-tracked’ from the game-viewing vehicles. Continue north to Etosha National Park, one of the largest game reserves! You will be staying at Ongava Lodg, large herds of plains game concentrate around the waterholes in the dry season, including elephant, lion, leopard, cheetah, giraffe, zebra, wildebeest, springbok, oryx, kudu and the diminutive Damara Dik-Dik. You will then drive to the eastern side of Etosha, where you will be staying at Mushara Outpost, situated just 10 km from the Von Lindequist Gate of world-famous Etosha National Park.

The Okavango River which is home to crocodile and hippo is flowing from east to west past the lodge on its final journey towards the Okavango delta, here you will be staying at Taranga Lodge. Enjoy the peaceful and secluded location of RiverDance, located only 24km from the small town of Divundu, it is the ideal base to explore Popa Falls (35km). Mahango Game Reserve (45km) and Bwabwata National Park (NP) are also within 1hours drive from the lodge.

Situated only 400m from the entrance to the Mamili National Park, Nkasa Lupala Tented Lodge is located on the northern unfenced park border in the Wuparo Conservancy. From Nkasa Lupala head to Bakwena Lodge, from the Setswana meaning ‘people of the crocodile’, embraces the surrounding culture and country as inspiration for its style and hospitality. Spend your last two nights at Ilala hotel, which is ideally situated and is the closest to the Victoria Falls as well as the town centre. The National Park borders the front of property and wild animals often graze on the hotel lawns with the spray of the falls in the background.

Highlights

  • Okonjima
  • Etosha National Park
  • Rundu
  • Caprivi Strip
  • Kasane

Full Day by Day Itinerary

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Day 1: Sunset over the city

Windhoek

You will land in Namibia and then transferred from the airport to your guesthouse.

Villa Vista is about location, view and value for money. It offers the best of both worlds; located in a quiet, popular neighbourhood, but bordering on the CBD, it is only 1.2 km from the centre of town. It enjoys the most magnificent 180° views over the city bowl towards the surrounding highlands and unequalled sunsets. Breakfast Included

Destination: Windhoek
Accommodation: Villa Vista Guesthouse
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Day 2-3: Track the big cats

Otjiwarongo

Today you will drive to Okonjima. West of the Waterberg Plateau, the vast plains are occasionally broken by the remnants of ancient Sandstone outcrops, which once covered large areas of Northern Namibia.

The open, grass-plains were ‘recovered’ by removing and burning invasive Acacia-bush during 2012 and 2013, creating the plains-view, ensuring a great sunset most evenings.
Each of the 14 Standard Rooms enjoy a view across the Okonjima grass plains. Dinner and Breakfast Included.

Destination: Namibia
Accommodation: Okonjima Plains Camp
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Day 4-5: Lions den

Etosha National Park

Ongava Lodge is located on the famous Ongava concession, a private nature reserve bordering the Etosha National Park. You will find the entrance to the Ongava concession right outside the Andersson entrance gate into Etosha, on your left hand side as you approach the gate from outside the Park.

Ongava Lodge is situated on the 35,000 hectare Ongava Private Game Reserve. It shares a common border with one of Africa’s largest game parks, Etosha National Park, Namibia’s premier game viewing destination. A perfect destination in its’ own right, it is also an ideal place from which to base your activities when visiting Etosha. The lodge is set close to the top of a hill with wonderful views across the plains. Take advantage of the magnificent views over the two waterholes and across the wide plains below. Dinner and Breakfast Included.

Accommodation: Ongava Lodge
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Day 6: Eastern Etosha

Etosha National Park

Mushara Outpost accommodates 16 guests in custom-made tent-like wood and canvas structures which are nestled on the banks of an ancient dry riverbed, known as ”omuramba” in the Herero language. Mushara Outpost is all about old-fashioned hospitality with warm, friendly and personalized service on the doorstep to the wonders of Etosha National Park.

Each tent is mounted on a wooden deck, 1.5 m above the ground, providing a different perspective of the bush. A large glass sliding door leads into the tent, all windows and doors are covered with fly-screen. Large glass windows from floor to ceiling allow for plenty of air circulation during the night. Dinner and Breakfast included.

Accommodation: Mushara Outpost
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Day 7: Luxury bush camp

Rundu-Kavango Region

It has an almost mythical status – the Okavango river remains as one of the greatest water experiences of Africa. Taranga Safari Lodge is one of a very few luxury bush camp lodges in the Rundu-Kavango region. Intimate with only a few open fronted luxury riverbank tented cottages, situated amongst tall riverine trees, guests are offered ample opportunity to take in the sights and sounds of the African bush with views across the river into the nearby floodplains, and during season the lily covered wetlands.

There are daily optional guided river safaris taking you out for an adventure; an early sunrise cruise through the rising early morning river mist or a late afternoon sundowner or fly fishing. You may plan to go on a bushwalk, traditional village tour or choose to celebrate the end of a lazy day by spending memorable time at night around the fire pit stargazing. Dinner and Breakfast Included.

Destination: Namibia
Accommodation: Taranga Safari Lodge
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Day 8-9: Exploring the Caprivi

Caprivi Strip

Located only 24km from the small town of Divundu, it is the ideal base to explore Popa Falls (35km). Mahango Game Reserve (45km) and Bwabwata National Park (NP) are also within 1hr’s drive.

Peace and privacy are at the heart of RiverDance and its stunning, architecturally designed wooden and glass rooms. Nestled amongst hundreds of trees, spacious waterfront units are tastefully decorated with local linens, extra length beds and your choice of pillows for a most relaxing sleep.

Private walkways lead to your own luxurious bathroom fitted with a bath & shower, biodegradable toiletries and plush bathrobes and towels. While reclining on the deck or soaking in the deep bath, the call of birds, frogs and little creatures will serve as background music. Dinner and Breakfast included.

Destination: Kavango & Caprivi
Accommodation: River Dance Lodge
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Day 10-11: Landscapes and Wildlife

Caprivi Strip

Situated only 400m from the entrance to the Mamili National Park, Nkasa Lupala Tented Lodge is located on the northern unfenced park border in the Wuparo Conservancy.

Nkasa Lupala (formerly known as Mamili) National Park is wild! Perhaps that is why it is seldom visited. This adventurous watery wonderland of wildlife rich islands, river channels and wetlands, mirrors Botswana’s Okavango Delta. Mamili holds the distinction of being the largest wetland area with conservation status in Namibia. In turn it protects flora and fauna living within a complex channel of reed beds, lakes and islands, which form the Linyanti swamps. The focal point of the 320km² national park are Nkasa and Lupala, two large islands in the Kwando/Linyati River systems, from which the tented lodge takes its name.Dinner and Breakfast Included.

Destination: Kavango & Caprivi
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Day 12-13: Bakwena Lodge

Botswana

Chobe is home to Africa’s largest elephant population with a daily migration of these magnificent pachyderms from their foraging grounds in the teak forests to the mighty Chobe to quench their thirst. Naturally, most activities are based around game viewing, either by vehicle or boat.

Bakwena does however offer several options tailored to guests: Game Drive: generally a three hour activity in the Chobe National Park, early morning offers the best chance to spot some of the shier big cats, however all times of the day offer unique experiences! Dinner and Breakfast included.

Destination: Botswana
Accommodation: Bakwena Lodge
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Day 14-15: Ilala Lodge

Botswana

Wild Horizons will transfer you from Kasane in Botswana today, to your next overnight stop in Victoria Falls.

A warm welcome awaits guests at the world class a la carte Palm Restaurant. The lodge offers superb cuisine while you relax and enjoy the atmosphere of the gracious surrounds. The Palm Restaurant serves breakfast lunch and dinner and offers a comprehensive wine list and cocktails. Dining outside under the African night sky amidst the sound of the mighty waterfall makes for a romantic evening to be remembered. Breakfast included.

Destination: Botswana
Accommodation: Ilala Lodge
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Fly out of Victoria Falls airport

Today you will be transferred by Wild horizon to Victoria Falls airport in time to connect with your onward flight.

Destination: Victoria Falls

Included

  • Zero excess 4×4 air-conditioned double cab vehicle hire in Namibia
  • Route map & 24 hour support.
  • Transfers as per itinerary
  • Meal basis as per itinerary

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