Namibia / Botswana / Mabuasehube Safari

This safari starts in Upington, passing through the Richtersveld, Ai-Ais Transfrontier Park, Namib – Naukluft National Park, Waterberg Plato Park, Etosha National Park, Caprivi National Park, Chobe National Park, Moremi National Park, Kgalagadi Transfrontier National Park(Mabuasehube)

This tour goes through a malaria area.

This tour can also start at O.R. Tambo Airport (Johannesburg) through the Moremi NP, Chobe NP, Waterberg Plato NP Windhoek or back to Upington.

Detailed program:

DAY 1 – UPINGTON, AI AIS, RICHTERVELD TRANSFONTIER PARK (346 km)

Depart to Nakop Border Post. Enter Namibia Proceed via Karasburg through the vast plains of Southern Namibia to Ai-Ais, Richterveld Transfrontier Park. This park spans some of the most spectacular scenery of the arid and desert environments in Southern Africa. Bisected by the Orange River that forms the border between South Africa and Namibia, it comprises the Ai-Ais Hot springs Game Park in Namibia and the Richtersveld National Park in South Africa. Some of the distinctive features in the area include the Ai-Ais Hot Spring and the 2nd largest canyon in the word, the Fish River Canyon. Ai-Ais means “Burning water” One of the springs have his eye in the camp. Ai-Ais lie in the southern part of the canyon. We drive to the Fish River Canyon via Gondwana Nature Park. This inspiring canyon measures 160km in length, up to 27km in width and reaches a depth of 550m.

Visit different viewpoints overlooking the canyon. Although the park is not known as a game park, springbok, gemsbok, red hartebeest, Hartmann’s zebra, kudu, klipspringer and ostrich survive in this harsh land.

Accommodation: Canyon Road House Lodge / camping

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY 2 – AI-AIS / RICHTERSVELD – LUDERITZ (362 km)

Depart to Luderitz on the B4 route visit the Dias Point where there is a replica of the cross erected in July 1488 by Portuguese Bartolommeo Dias on his return from the Cape of Good Hope after navigating the first ship round the southern point of Africa. From this viewpoint, one has a good view of Halifax Island home of many Cape Fur seals. Many flamingos can be seen in this area.

Accommodation: Shark Island / Camping

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY 3 – LUDERITZ – SOSSUSVLEI (425 km)

Visit the Diamond Ghost Town Kolmanskop with an informative guide tour. Drive back to the B4 to Aus, stop at Garub near Aus to see the Feral horses of the Namib. Drive north to Sesriem via Tiras Mountain Conservancy and Namibrand Nature Reserve. From this road you have a beautiful view of the Namib Desert.

Accommodation: Sesriem Camping.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY 4 – SOSSUSVLEI (250 km)

Enter the Namib Naukluft Park and continue to Sossusvlei with its monumental dunes, up to 325m to 380m when measured from the base, is one of the top destinations in Namibia. The star-shaped dunes are a sought after topic for artists and photographers from by strong multi-directional winds, they are at their highest and most spectacular where the west-flowing Tsauchab River empties itself into the vlei. The deadvlei is also to see. Hiking is optional.

Accommodation: Solitaire Country Lodge / camping

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY 5 – SOLITAIRE – WINDHOEK (235 km)

Depart north to Kuiseb canyon through the Gamsberg Pass to Windhoek.

Accommodation: Dusternbrook Guest farm.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Clients can also join the tour from Windhoek, by flying to Hosea Kutako International Airport. Clients can leave the tour and fly out from Windhoek.
Rates are on request from day 6 to day 22.

DAY 6 – WINDHOEK – WATERBERGPLATU PARK (285 km)

The Waterberg Plato National Park is a particularly prominent location, elevating high above the plains of the Kalahari of Eastern Namibia the park covers an area of 405 square km and is ecologically diverse and rich and has cover 200 different species of birds, black rhinoceros, and small antelope.Geologically, the oldest rock stratum is over 850 million years old and dinosaurs tracks were there for some 200 million years.

Accommodation: Over night in the Park, Chalets / camping

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & dinner

DAY 7 – WATERBERG PLATO PARK – ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK (258 km)

Depart to Etosha National Park via Otjiwarongo and Outjo, enter the park at Andersons gate in the south. The park covers an area of 22270 square km. The Etosha pan is 120 km long and 72 km at the widest and the pan is an area of 6133 square km. The word “ETOSHA” means “great white place.” Four of the big five species, elephants, black rhino, lion, and leopard, are in the park. Expect for the rare and endemic blackface impala and Damaradikdik, giraffe, red hartebeest, gemsbok, eland, kudu, cheetah, hyena and large herds of springbok, wildebeest and zebra are common. After arrival, an afternoon game drive is possible or you can sit at the waterhole near the camp and watch the wildlife activities. Night drive is optional at own risk.

Accommodation: Okaukuejo rest-camp. Chalets / camping

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY 8 – ETOSHA OKAUKEUJO REST CAMP – NAMUTONI REST CAMP (200 km)

Do a game drive to Namutoni rest-camp, via Halali rest-camp and game watching at waterholes.

Night drives is optional at own risk.

Accommodation: Namutoni Restcamp. Chalets / camping

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY 9 – ETOSHA – RUNDU (418 km)

We depart Etosha National park from Van Lindequist gate to Rundu via Tsumeb and Grootfontein. On the route we visit Lake Otjikoto this sunken lake formed when the roof of a huge dolemitic cave collapsed it is clear water and a several species of fish including two rare mouth-breeding species. Near Grootfontein is the Hoba Meteorite- the largest known metal meteorite in the world, It has a mass of 54422kg and consists of 82% iron and 16% nickel and traces of cobalt, copper and chromium. Rundu is on the Okavango River; witch is the border with Angola.

Accommodation: Kaisosi Lodge/camping

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY 10 – RUNDU – POPA FALLS. (223 km)

Visit the falls, which is not, much more than a big rapid, and Mahangu Game Park. The small but picturesque Mahangu Game Park is situated in the north- east of Namibia on the Botswana border, and covers a area of about 30,000 hectares and is separated from the Caprivi- Game Reserve by the Okavango River. Wildlife includes elephants, lions, leopard, cheetah, wild dogs, hippo, lechwe, sitatunga, buffalo, sable, roan and other antelopes. The game park have a rich bird life.

Accommodation: Ngepi camp – Chalets / camping

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY 11 – NGEPI CAMP – MALYO WILDERNIS CAMP. (210 km)

We drive through the Caprivi Game Park to Kongola the park is 5715 square km and deciduous woodlands are dominated by big trees like seringa, copal wood and Zambezi teak. Malyo Wilderness Camp are on the banks of the Kwando river and runs though the Mudumu National Park. The park is about 1009 square km of savannah, Mopani woodlands and marsh on the eastern shore of the Kwando River. Many animals are been found in this park including elephant, buffalo, Burchell zebra, hippo and crocodiles.

Accommodation: Wildernis camp.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY 12 – MALYO WILDERNIS CAMP – KATIMA-MULILO (250 km)

We drive through to the eastern part of the Kwando and Linyanti river. Along the rivers, there are extensive floodplains, floating papyrus swamps and lush riverine forest.Drive through to Katima-Mulilo.

Accommodation: Island View Lodge. Chalets / camping

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY 13 – KATIMA MULILO TO CHOBE NATIONAL PARK (120 km)

Drive through to Nongoma Bridge clear customs, enter Botswana and proceed to the Chobe National Park.

Accommodation: Iha-Ha Camp / Chobe Lodge.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY 14 – CHOBE NATIONAL PARK (100 km)

The Chobe is one of the richest wildlife areas in Africa. There is an abundance of game in particular great herds of buffalo and elephants. Boating can be take on the Chobe River that offers you an ideal opportunity for bird watching and viewing games.

Accommodation: Iha-Ha Camp/ Chobe Lodge

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY 15 – KASANE TO VIC FALLS – KASANE. (80 km)

Do a guided day tour through the Zambezi National Park to Vic Falls and back to Kasane

Accommodation: Senyati camp. Chalets / camping

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY 16 – KASANE LINYANTI. (165 km)

Depart south to the Linyanti camp in the Chobe National Park.

Accommodation: Linyanti camp. Only camping

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY 17 – LINYANTI -KWAI RIVER LODGE (150 km)

Depart south to the Moremi National Park we are still in the Okavango Delta.

Accommodation: Kwai camp. Only camping

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY 18 – KWAI RIVER LODGE – 3rd BRIDGE Camp (60 km)

Do game driving in the Moremi.

Accommodation: 3rd Bridge camp. Only camping

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY 19 – 3RD BRIDGE – MAUN (161 km)

Do games drive and depart the Park at South Gate to Maun.

Accommodation: Audi Camp. Tents are available or camping

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Clients can leave the tour at Maun and fly out from Maun Airport.

DAY 20 – MAUN – KHANG (268 km)

Drive south to Ghansi on a tar road.

Accommodation: Kalahari Rest camp.Chalet/camping

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY 21 – GHANSI – MABUASEHUBE. (304 km)

Drive south on a tar road and left the tar road at Takaswane and drive on a sand road through Tshane to the park.

Accommodation: In one of the camps in the park. Camping only

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY 22 – MABUASEHUBE ( 100 km)

Drive south to Mabuasehube and do a game drive in the area, this area is part of the Kgalagadi Transfortier Park.

Accommodation: In one of the camps in the park.Camping only

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY 23 – MABUASEHUBE – UPINGTON (500 km)

Drive south departure Botswana at Bokseputs, and back to Upington to your final destination.

Meals: breakfast and lunch

Accommodation can vary from the itinerary depending on availability

Please keep luggage to a minimum – 1 soft bag (maximum 15 kg) + Small day bag

TOUR PRICES

Rates on request

INCLUDED

  • Air condition transport 4×4 double cab
  • Accommodation as per itinerary including camping equipment.
  • Meals as per itinerary.
  • Activities as per itinerary.
  • Guide books about the flora etc. in vehicle.
  • Park fees.

EXCLUDED

  • Air or bus tickets to/from Upington.
  • Clients can take same fruit, biscuits, snacks, etc. in vehicle
  • Bottled water, soft drinks and alcoholic drinks.
  • Hiking/boat fees and night drive fees.
  • Sleeping bag, pillow, sun block, hat, closed shoes, torch, insect repellant and Personal toiletries.

INFORMATION NEEDED

Where to pick you up on day of departure 8h30 State of health and any dietary requirement (vegetarians etc) Any special interests we should know about

ALTERATIONS TOURS: Accommodation may vary due to weather conditions and availability.


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