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Namibia, Botswana and Zambia

18 Day - Tuli Reserve | Makgadikgadi Pans | Chobe | Katima Mulilo | Waterberg | Etosha | Windhoek

Day 1 and 2 - Nokalodi Tented Camp - Tuli
Cross border through from SA to Botswana

Nokalodi Tented Bush Camp ... and idyllic camp nestled within the fine wonders of the Botswanan Tuli Block. Laidback and fitted with basic amenities, this place is truly a camp lover's delight.. Just imagine expansive Mopane woodland, thriving birdlife fluttering amongst the green leaves and African wildlife ambling along with a delicate grace. This is the ideal spot to bond with nature!

Accommodation at Nokalodi consists of 4 spacious Meru-style tents... quite private. Fitted with a neat en-suite bathroom and a patio, each tent assures you of blissful serenity after an invigorating day under the hazy gold sun. The camp is fully serviced and offered on a self-catering basis. One guided game drive or walk per day is included.

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Day 3 - Nata Lodge

If there is one place bird-watchers must definitely visit, it is the Nata Lodge close to the well-known Nata Sanctuary in Botswana. Nata Lodge is right on the edge of the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans – the largest salt pans in the world and the remains of Africa’s largest inland sea. The Lodge is located among Mokolwane palms on the edge of the Makgadikgadi Pans. The Nata River forms a delta which feeds Sanctuary’s Sua Pan. This is the breeding ground for huge numbers of water birds such as flamingos and pelicans. Nata Lodge offers luxury accommodation, excellent location for game drives, bird / animal viewing and a sense of being enveloped in the serenity of the African wilderness.

The lodge is surrounded by a canopy of shade trees and the bird feeding and water feature area creates opportunity for bird watchers to enjoy watching a multitude of various birds. The birds can be viewed from either the pool deck or from the bar and restaurant area. Among the different species to be seen are Yellow Hornbill, Glossy Starling and the Helmeted Guinea fowl. After sunset, it is time for nocturnal visitors to grace the guests with their presence, and the bush babies are not shy to come and see what the menu offer in terms of food for them.

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Day 4, 5, 6 and 7 - Chobe Safari Lodge

Chobe Safari Lodge is a safari paradise for any wildlife enthusiast, situated in Kasane. Here, guests dine bathed in the glow of an African sunset in a picturesque outdoor restaurant overlooking the Chobe River. Chobe Safari Lodge offers superb value for money in accommodation when staying within the Chobe area. Accommodation at Chobe Lodge is either in the luxury River Rooms, the new Safari Rooms, the traditional thatched rondavels, as well as the established Chobe Safari Lodge campsite.

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Cross border through from Botswana to Zambia for a DAY VISIT to Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls

victoria-falls-zambia-1A natural phenomenon and one of the seven natural Wonders of the World, the Victoria Falls is an immense curtain of water cascading over 100m.

Around 550 million litres over the lip every minute, at peak flow this increases to 750 million litres.

Around the Falls is rainforest sustained by the spray of the Falls with some plant species rarely found elsewhere in Zambia or Zimbabwe. During peak flow (January to June) the Zambian side of the Falls is the most spectacular and there are walkways to look out points and across the swaying Knife Edge bridge.

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Cross border  from Botswana to Namibia

 

Day 4, 5, 6 and 7 - Protea Hotel Zambezi River Lodge

You will find the Protea Hotel Zambezi River Lodge in the Eastern Caprivi right on the banks of the magnificent Zambezi River and on arrival you will be welcomed with a complimentary drink. The hotel is situated in a Malaria area so guests are advised to take the necessary precautions.

The Protea Hotel Zambezi River Lodge consists of 27 en-suite rooms all cottage style of which 13 are twin rooms with an en-suite bathroom(shower only), 2 are single rooms with en-suite bathroom(bath only), 8 are double rooms with en-suite bathrooms(shower only) and 4 are family rooms with en-suites bathrooms(bath and shower). These lovely rooms overlook either the garden or the pool area and are equipped with coffee/tea making facilities, a lounge/sitting area, a TV, direct-dial telephone, a writing desk and a hairdryer. For the non-smoking guests there are non-smoking rooms available.

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Day 9 - Kaisosi River Lodge

Located just outside 7km Rundu, Kaisosi River Lodge lies nestled on the banks of the Okavango river. The lodge is set on the banks of the perennial Okavango River, and is a convenient stopover for visitors on the way to the Popa Falls and the Caprivi. The Rundu area itself has one of Namibia's most beautiful landscapes, and it's spectacular sunsets, and friendly people make it a popular destination for travellers.

The lodge has a thatched main building with a restaurant, bar and a guest lounge to relax and unwind, after a hard day's drive. All meals are served from the chef's 'a la carte,' menu. There are 2 swimming pools, overlooking the river, to take a dip and cool down from the hot afternoon sun. A laundry service and Internet connection is also available here.

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Day 10 - Roy's Camp

Many guests comment on the warm welcome on arrival and charmingly laid back atmosphere at Roy's. The lodge is an interesting mixture of rustic African design, set against a highly imaginative and unconventional artists mind. The thatched main building has a restaurant and bar and the dining room roof is supported by tree trunks. The bar stools are animal skin-covered tree trunks, and the chairs have kudu horn arm-rests.

The camp has mains power supply, (220v) enabling guests to recharge their electrical appliances. There is a curio shop that stocks locally made arts and crafts, and the swimming pool has a lounge deck. There is a laundry service, Internet facility and a communal safe at reception.

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Day 11, 12, 13 and 14 - Etosha National Park

etosha-national-park-elesThe Etosha National Park consist of almost 23 000sq.km saline desert, savannah and woodlands in one of the largest parks in Africa. A total of 114 species of mammals are found in the park including rare and endangered species like the black-rhino and black-faced impala. Etosha's elephants are reputed to be of the largest in Africa, the tallest measuring up to 4m to the shoulder.

Other large game include blue wildebeest, mountain and plains zebra, hyaena and lion. Cheetah and leopard complete the trio of "big cats". About 300 bird species occur in the park, of which about one third are migratory, including the European bee-eater and several species of waders.

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Accommodation: Namutoni Rest Camp | Halali Rest Camp | Okaukeujo Rest Camp

Day 15 and 16 - Okonjima Lodge

Okonjima Lodge is situated in the magnificent Waterberg plateau in Namibia. The Okonjima Lodge was the winner of the prestigious 2004 World Travel Awards; ad continues to provide visitors with a breathtaking holiday experience. The Okonjima Lodge is home to the amazing Africat project which rehabilitates Leopards and Cheetahs.

Guests at the Okonjima Lodge have many types of accommodation to choose from: The Main Camp this section of the lodge was the original farm house of the Hanssen family. This exquisite camp has ten spacious bedrooms, all with en suite bathrooms. Or there is the Bush Camp situated just 3kms from the main camp, the bush camp provides guests with a choice of 8 luxury thatched chalets.

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Day 17 - Hilltop House

As its name suggests, Hilltop House is set atop a hill, and offers a commanding view over Windhoek which is only 5 minutes drive away. It is situated in a cul-de-sac in a quiet area of town, and this guest house has all the facilities you would expect from a larger hotel, yet manages to maintain a personal, welcoming touch. This is the perfect place to relax and unwind whilst staying in Windhoek, and many of their guests who stay on their first night in Namibia, choose to stay their last night as well.

A delicious breakfast tray, (and local newspaper,) is delivered to your room, or alternatively you can sit outside on the Oregon pine deck or by the sparkling pool. The staff can also prepare lunches and light dinners on request, although many of their guests prefer to visit Joe's Beer House, a pleasant walk in the day, although a taxi ride is favoured at night. There are several other popular restaurants in the area.

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Day 18 - Back to civilisation

NOTES:

  • More or less days can be added to this safari.
  • Safari starts at Augrabies Falls National Park (South Africa) and ends Kasane (Botswana).
  • The 1st nights accommodation in Hoedspruit can be included if requested. This is necessary to depart early the next morning for Tuli.
  • Road charters and flights to and from Johannesburg can be included if requested.


 

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