Bushman and Delta 4x4 Adventure, Namibia to Zambia
Expected Namibia Safari Vacation Package Experience:
- Accommodation: Rest camps, wilderness camping (no facilities)
- Activities:Game viewing, game drives, birding, swimming, waterhole visits, scenic drives, Hoba Meteorite site lunch, Bushman guided walk and community visit / cultural activities, boating, mokoro (traditional canoe) rides, game walks
- Destinations: Windhoek, Otjiwarongo, Etosha National Park (Okaukuejo), Tsumeb, Grootfontein, Kalahari Desert (Namibia / Botswana), Okavango Delta, Caprivi Strip (Mahango Game Reserve, Popa Falls, Susuwe National Park, Katima Mulilo), Zambezi River, Livingstone
What you can expect from this 8 Day Bushman and Delta 4x4 Adventure:
Stretching along Southern Africa, Namibia is a hauntingly beautiful country with wide open spaces, deserts, wildlife, big skies and friendly people. On this Namibia safari tour you will partake on game walks or mokoro trails and watch a variety of animals and birds.
Day 1: Okaukeujo, Etosha National Park
You will be collected from your accommodation and depart from Chameleon Backpackers Lodge, Windhoek 8am for your Namibia safari tour. You will stop briefly at Otjiwarongo for fresh supplies and have lunch at the entrance to the Park.
On your African safari tour you will enjoy a game drive to the camp and if time permits, you will go on a game drive for 2 hours before sunset. You will camp overnight in Etosha National Park. Dinner will be prepared by the guide with group assistance. Your evening will be spent around the campfire. Lunch and dinner will be served.
Day 2: Onguna Camp
In the early morning and late afternoon game drives you look for the many species of animals found in this huge park including Elephant, Llion, Leopard, endangered Cheetah, Black and White Rhino as well as many antelope and over 340 species of bird, plenty for all wildlife enthusiasts to enjoy.
You spend the hottest part of the day at camp either by the waterhole or the swimming pool before heading to Etosha Pan, one of the translations meaning "Great, White Place" to marvel at the size of the pan that disappears into the horizon. Overnight camping. Dinner prepared by Guide and Apprentice Guide and evening spent around the campfire. Breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Day 3: Bushmanland, Namibia
Enjoy breakfast before you travel via Lake Otjikoto to Tsumeb for fresh supplies. A short lunch is taken at Hoba Meteorite - the world's largest meteorite and we continue through to Grootfontein to refuel before entering the Kalahari.
You arrive at our camp mid afternoon and walk with a San tracker to collect bush foods experiencing how the traditional San collect veldt food. This evening you join the local community around the campfire for singing and dancing. Overnight camping. Dinner prepared by guide and camp assistant. Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be served.
Day 4: Guma Lagoon Camp, Botswana
Prepare for a very early start to travel via Tsumkwe and into the Kalahari Desert Botswana. The sandy track takes you through the heart of the Kalahari to the edge of the Okavango Delta.
The last 13 kilometres (8 miles) are 4x4 only and some pushing may be required, but the jewel of the Kalahari awaits you at the end of the day. Experience overnight camping at Guma Lagoon Camp. An evening meal will be prepared by the guide with group assistance. Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be served.
Day 5: Okavango Delta, Botswana
You will have to take only what you need (each of our guests can take only 1 small day pack) and depart early morning initially in a motor boat before transferring to our mokoros (dug out canoes). You will relax while your polers push you through this beautiful and unique area. You will also have the opportunity to game walk on your African safari tour and you will bush camp on an island with no facilities.
Experience overnight bush camping during this safari. An evening meal will be prepared by the guide with group assistance. Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be served.
Day 6: Guma Lagoon Camp, Botswana
Today you will enjoy game walks and mokoro trails. Return to the luxury of your camp late afternoon for hot showers and toilets. Experience overnight camping. Enjoy an evening meal prepared by the guide with group assistance. Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be served.
Day 7: Susuwe National Park, Namibia
Prepare for an early start to cross the border back into Namibia and onto Mahango Game Reserve. This little jewel of a game reserve is home to many unusual species such as Roan and Sable Antelope, Buffalo, large Herds of Elephant, Hippo and many aquatic birds not found in the southern part of Namibia.
You will leave the park and have lunch overlooking the Popa Falls before continuing through the Caprivi Strip to Susuwe National Park. This is a wild park where you will camp without fences and spend an exhilarating night listening to the night sounds of the animals. Experience overnight camping. Enjoy an evening meal prepared by the guide with group assistance. Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be served.
Day 8: Livingstone, Zambia
Enjoy a leisurely breakfast and a short game drive before heading through to Katima Mulilo. This busy and bustling town is the last frontier of Namibia and you will glimpse your first sight of the mighty Zambezi River.
You will also cross the border into Zambia and have lunch on the banks of the Zambezi. You will then arrive at Livingstone mid-afternoon and will be dropped off at your accommodation. Breakfast and lunch will be served.
This should be pre-booked to enable you to obtain a visa waiver from your accommodation establishment to avoid paying the Zambian visa fee.
This safari tour is designed for the adventure traveller, one who enjoys pitching in to help, conversing with nature and does not mind the discomfort of bush camping without shower and toilet facilities.
Please ensure that you have the necessary entry visas for Namibia, Botswana and Zambia - if you do not have the appropriate visas you may not be able to enter the country.
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