Candice's Safari and Self-drive Adventure


Candice's Safari and Self-drive Adventure


Overview

This is a seriously special tour. At 23 days it's certainly not a budget getaway, but it is a once-in-a-lifetime experience taking in Southern Africa's highlights in unique hotels and safari camps.

You will spend 8 nights in Botswana air hopping around the Okavango Delta and on to the Chobe National Park, 2 nights in Victoria Falls exploring one of the Seven Wonders of the Natural World. Then it's off to Namibia for 12 magical nights visiting Etosha National Park, Sossusvlei, Swakopmund and Damaraland. Of course, as with everything we do, we can tailor-make this holiday to your exact requirements.

All you have to do is drop Candice an enquiry and let her plan your holiday of a lifetime.


Day 1 - 3: Camp Moremi, Okavango Delta, Botswana

Fly direct from Johannesburg to Maun, the gateway to the Okavango Delta. From Maun, you will board a 25-minute charter flight to Camp Moremi, deep in the watery wilderness.

Camp Moremi is in the Moremi Game Reserve all but surrounded by the Delta’s sprawling channels making it an exceptional land and water safari lodge.

Meals: full board including local drinks

Day 3 - 5: Xugana Island Lodge, Okavango Delta

Fly from Camp Moremi to Xugana Island Lodge (about a 15-minute hop) or, in times of higher water, an hour’s boat ride.

Xugana is surrounded by water all year round giving you the essential Okavango Delta experience. Safari activities focus on the scenery, birds and smaller mammals from the vantage point of a silent mokoro or on a guided bush walk.

Meals: full board including local drinks

Day 5 - 7: Savute Safari Lodge, Chobe

Board a charter flight to Savute Safari Lodge in the Linyanti/Savute Wetlands between the Okavango Delta and Chobe River.

The Savute area, in the far west of Chobe National Park, is an exceptional game viewing destination with huge bull elephants, fearsome predators and the second-largest mammal migration in Africa passing beneath your tented lodge.

Meals: full board including local drinks

Day 7 - 9: Chobe Game Lodge, Chobe

Fly from Savute to Kasane Airport and transfer to Chobe Game Lodge inside the National Park on the banks of the Chobe River.

Safari activities include game drives in Chobe National Park and motorboat safaris on the Chobe River where animals don’t mind the boats and you can chug to within metres of a bathing elephant.

Meals: full board including local drinks

Day 9 - 11: Ilala Lodge, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Transfer by road through customs and immigration to Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe and spend two nights at the welcoming Ilala Lodge. At this natural wonder, visitors can enjoy a guided tour of Victoria Falls or an incredible scenic flight over the falls called The Flight of Angels.

Meals: breakfast

Day 11 - 12: Olive Grove Guesthouse, Windhoek, Namibia

Transfer to Victoria Falls International Airport and fly over Botswana to Namibia’s capital city, Windhoek for a one-night stopover and to collect your hired car.
The remainder of your tour is a self-drive journey through Namibia starting at Sossusvlei.

Meals: breakfast

Day 12 - 14: Sossusvlei Desert Lodge, Sossusvlei

Drive from Windhoek to Sossusvlei via the scenic pass from the highlands to the low-lying Namib Desert.

Sossusvlei Desert Lodge is an extraordinary safari lodge renowned for its luxurious and private accommodation. It's set at the foot of a mountain overlooking the stark, yet beautiful Namib Desert.

Meals: breakfast

Day 14 - 16: Swakopmund Guesthouse, Swakopmund

A long drive through the Namib takes you to the cool coast of Swakopmund where a sea-cooled breeze takes the edge off the desert heat.

Spend two nights in Swakopmund with plenty to see and do including a fascinating marine cruise of Walvis Bay, dune excursions and shopping for regional arts and crafts at the markets and boutique curio shops.

Meals: breakfast

Day 16 - 18: Mowani Mountain Camp, Damaraland and the Skeleton Coast

From Swakopmund you drive up along the Skeleton Coast for about 80km before turning inland once again, destination: Damaraland, where desert elephants, desert rhino, oryx, springbok, ostriches and many birds thrive.

Spend two nights at Mowani exploring Twyfelfontein Bushman paintings, Burnt Mountain and The Organ Pipes and enjoying scenic sundowner drives and walks through the rocky hills and plains.

Meals: dinner and breakfast

Day 18 - 20: [~2333~], Etosha National Park 

A shorter drive takes you to the southern entrance to Etosha National Park where you’ll spend two nights beside a floodlit waterhole.

Etosha’s waterholes offer a unique game viewing experience where animals and birds come to drink at different times for most of the day; nocturnal activity is extraordinary and the experience of game viewing by unobtrusive floodlights makes staying inside the park a must.

Meals: breakfast

Day 20 - 22: Okonjima Plains Camp, Waterberg Plateau,

Drive half way back to Windhoek and stop at Frans Indongo Lodge in the Waterberg area of central Namibia.

Okonjima Plains Camp lies in the Omboroko Mountains which form part of the Waterberg Plateau in Namibia. The main attraction of the lodge is the leopard and cheetah that are resident on the farm. Okonjima is home to the Africat Foundation which is dedicated to preserving the big cats of Namibia, at Okonjima special emphasis is placed on cheetah and leopard.  

Meals: breakfast

Day 22 - 23: Olive Grove Guesthouse, Windhoek

A short drive takes you back to Windhoek where you will spend the night in order to transfer to the airport and return your hired car the next day.

Meals: breakfast

Day 23: Departure

Drive back to Windhoek International (about 40 mins) and return your hired car before catching a flight to Johannesburg or directly home.

Tailor-made Itinerary

As with all the tours on our website, this is just an example of what you can do. We create our tours from scratch every time, matching the destinations and accommodation not only to your budget but also to your individual tastes and needs. Contact us now to begin planning your dream safari holiday.

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