Arriving at the Windhoek international airport, you will be transferred into town and will be staying at Villa Vista for the night. Your vehicle will be delivered to your Guesthouse later that day.

The following morning, make your way up to Erongo Wilderness Lodge, which is set in the foothills of the Erongo Mountains on the edge of the enormous Erongo Crater. Guided walks are included each day, in the morning and the afternoon, the camp also offers self-guided walking trails and optional guided nature drives into the 200,000 ha conservation area.

Head on over to Okonjima, nestled among the Omboroko Mountains lies Okonjima – a Herero name meaning Place of the Baboonswhere. The Africat Foundation is, which works with farmers and the public to conserve the big cat species of Namibia.

Today you will drive to Etosha National Park, spending two nights at Mushara and represents the only family run properties in Eastern Etosha.

heading further north to Hakusembe, perfectly positioned on the southern bank of the Okavango River, Hakusembe River Lodge radiates peace. A lush river oasis, it lies 16km from the bustle of Rundu. The thatched chalets provide ideal retreats and the verdant garden is a paradise to relish.

Spending two nights on the Delta Belle Houseboat, which moors at a different spot every night along the river for guests to enjoy the sunset and environment. During the day the boat travels to another location, providing guests the opportunity to view a variety of game and wildlife.

Next stop is Thamalakane River Lodge which is located on the banks of the Thamalakane River, just 19km from Maun. You will leave your vehicle here.Take full advantage of the 180 degree view of the riverbanks lined with fluttering reeds and visited by an ever changing array of birds and the occasional hippo.

Take a light flight from Maun to spend two nights at Pom Pom Camp. The Okavango Delta is one of the last remaining unspoiled wilderness areas of Africa. After two days filled with fun, hop on over to Gunns Camp, on arrival at the private airstrip on Ntswi Island, deep in the delta, you will be met by welcoming hosts and shown to Gunn’s Camp.

NB rates will be charged in US$ and the ZAR rate quoted is subject to exchange rate fluctuations.

 

Highlights

  • Erongo
  • Okonjima
  • Etosha National Park
  • Hakusembe
  • Delta Belle Houseboat
  • Maun
  • Okavango Delta

Full Day by Day Itinerary

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Day 1 – Windhoek City

Windhoek

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. It is close to all amenities – and only 400m from the famous Joe’s Beerhouse! The goal is to create a warm and relaxed home for the modern day traveller. Breakfast Included.

Destination: Windhoek
Accommodation: Villa Vista Guesthouse
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Day 2 – Rugged Landscapes

Erongo

stone steps, are in harmony with their surroundings. They each have a broad, shaded deck, and an indulgent bathroom built around the existing rocks and trees. Inside, each spacious tent is a haven of thoughtful comfort and casual luxury with billowing curtains, tasteful wooden furniture and stunning views out across the boulder strewn landscape. Guided walks are included in the room rate, guests can choose from a longer, early morning walk, a shorter morning walk which leaves an hour later, and a sundown walk which leads up to an amazing viewpoint. Dinner & Breakfast Included.

Destination: Namibia
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Day 3 – AfriCat Foundation

Okonjima

The Plains Camp design honours the Okonjima cattle-farming history. In the early 1920’s, Okonjima became a cattle farm and was bought by Val (VJ) & Rose Hanssen in 1970. They were well-established Brahman breeders and continued to farm cattle until the need for solutions to increasing livestock losses became pertinent and post-independence interest in Namibia as a tourist destination, escalated. In 1993, the herds of Brahman and Jersey cattle were sold, changing the face of Okonjima as well as that of Carnivore Conservation!
Dinner & Breakfast Included.

Destination: Namibia
Accommodation: Okonjima Plains Camp
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Day 4-5: Eastern Estosha

Mushara Collection

Located just 8 km from the Von Lindequist Gate on the eastern boundary of Etosha National Park, Mushara Lodge is an ideal overnight stop for visitors to the game reserve. The lodge consists of ten spacious chalets, one family unit, a triple room and two single rooms. The name Mushara is derived from the Purple Pod Terminalia tree which grows abundantly on the lodge grounds and in the surroundings. The thatched public area includes a small library with a selection of good books, a bar with an extensive wine cellar, an airy lounge complete with welcoming fireplace for winter evenings, a dining area and a well-stocked curio shop. Dinner & Breakfast Included.

Accommodation: Mushara Lodge
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Day 6:

Hakusembe

Entering Hakusembe River Lodge at the end of the winding gravel track, you are greeted with a refreshing image of green lawns, large trees, a collection of thatched chalets and a strip of sparkling river. Instantaneously the fresh balm of beauty soothes your weary soul. You have reached the verdant Hakusembe river oasis. A feeling of calm descends. River birds fly up between the reeds, people row their dugout canoes on the river and soft muted sounds float over the waters from the villages on the far bank. As you sit on the floating deck, legs up, book in hand absorbing the peace to the accompaniment of bird calls and the gentle splashing of water, all worldly worries float away. Dinner & Breakfast Included.

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Day 7-8: Shakawe

Delta Belle Houseboat

The Delta Belle is a Luxury Houseboat with 5 big en-suite bedrooms, a lounge/bar/leisure area and a fully equipped kitchen. 220v electricity is available and a solar geyser provides warm water. We offer cruises for groups of up to 10 guests on the Okavango. The Safaris are tailor-made to suit any interests or experiences a particular group might be interested in. Dinner & Breakfast Included.

Destination: Botswana
Accommodation: Delta Belle Houseboat
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Day 9: Thamalakane River

Maun

There are fifteen Babbler chalets, with another two being built for 2017. They each sleep two adults on a queen bed or twin beds. The spacious chalet interiors have a feature stone wall with an en-suite bathroom consisting of a shower, hand-basin and toilet. Rooms are well ventilated with a unique “skylight type” wall. Each room has a veranda overlooking the Thamalakane River. Breakfast Included.

Destination: Maun
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Day 10-11: Explore the Okavango Delta

Pom Pom & Gunns Camp

The Camp is located on Pom Pom Island in a private concession situated in the heart of the Okavango Delta and on the head waters of the Xudum river system. The area lies on the western boundary of the Moremi Game Reserve and offers superb Okavango scenery and a true Okavango wilderness experience.

Overlooking the legendary Chiefs Island and bordering the Moremi Game Reserve, Gunn’s Camp is one of the last few remaining luxury, vintage safari camps. Set under leafy palms and African Ebony to blend naturally with its unique surroundings, Gunn’s Camp achieves a fine balance of comfort without isolating guests from the sights and sounds of the wilderness.

Destination: Okavango Delta
Accommodation: Pom Pom Camp, Gunn’s Camp
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Depart Maun

Fly out

Return to Maun today, in time to connect with your onward flight home.

Included

  • Transfers as specified
  • 4×4 double cab hire vehicle with zero excess insurance
  • Meals & activities as specified
  • Local flights to and from Pom Pom/Gunns Camp

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