Botswana is one of the most wildlife rich countries in Africa. Enjoy the true wilderness of Chobe National Park. The wildlife is extraordinary. Be inspired by the vistas and spectacular scenery this itinerary has to offer and return home with too many photos!
At a Glance
|Price||Dates||N°· of nights||N°· of pax||Holiday type||Weather||Price includes|
|From £5,550 per person based on twin share; single supp £600||29 Apr – 14 May 2022||13 nights in country and 2 nights of air travel||6 – 11 people||Group holiday||A temperature range of 10 – 28 C||Flights from UK, all transfers, accommodation, and meals where stated.|
Villa Vista - Windhoek city
Explore the capital of Namibia. See Windhoek at your own pace and recover from your travels. Villa Vista is an upmarket establishment situated in a quiet neighbourhood close to Windhoek city centre, the capital of Namibia. Being well situated makes it a true home hidden in the big city life. It enjoys magnificent views over the city towards the surrounding highlands and unequalled sunsets. This makes for a true home hidden in the big city life!
Accommodation: all the rooms are individually decorated in a unique style, using wood, glass, candles and natural elements, with all modern amenities you’d expect. It is a great place to start your Namibia journey.
Days 2 - 3
Ai Aiba Lodge - Erongo Mountains
Ai-Aiba, the Rock Painting Lodge is a place of unimaginable beauty and history. Dramatically set against imposing granite boulders in the foothills of the Erongo Mountain range. Steeped in history these ancient rock formations are the eroded remains of a volcanic complex about 130 million years old. African inspired rooms with large windows frame the rocky outcrops and bush Savannah with its incredible display of endemic trees such as the Purple-Pod Terminalia.
Accommodation: twin rooms, comprising two 3/4 beds, a small lounge with a tea and coffee station and an electronic safe for valuables. The big bathrooms comprise of a walk-in shower, luxury body products and a separate toilet.
Days 4 - 5
Etendeka Mountain Lodge - Damaraland
Access to the camp is by 4×4 only, in the company of your lodge guide through the beautiful and rugged terrain of the Etendeka Mountains on the edge of the rocky Namib Desert. Etendeka, is the land of the layered hills, the land of wide-open spaces, rugged natural beauty and vistas that go on forever. The sighting of Hartmann’s mountain zebra, oryx, springbok, giraffe or perhaps even the desert adapted elephant or black rhino may add an exciting bonus to your stay.
Accommodation: each of the ten walk-in, shaded tents have two beds, linen, towels wash basin, a bush shower with hot and cold water, a flush toilet and electric light. With a maximum of 16 guests, you are assured personal attention in a relaxed atmosphere.
Days 6 - 7
Etosha Heights - safari in Etosha
In the middle of northern Namibia’s arid, captivating savannah, bordering the world-famous Etosha National Park, is Safarihoek Lodge. Settled on top of a hill, overlooking the plains below, Safarihoek is a stylish sort of place with a photography hide and swimming pool. Etosha area is rated one of the best places on the continent to view rhino, and Etosha Heights is home to both white and black rhino. Get out on a game drive to see what you can spot.
Accommodation: raised high above the savannah on wooden platforms, each of the 11 chalets with their own private deck, look out over the ambling zebra and romping elephant on the plains below. Watch wild Africa wander by!
Onguma Bush Camp - Etosha waterholes
Etosha, meaning “Great White Place”, is dominated by a massive mineral pan. The pan is part of the Kalahari Basin, the floor of which was formed around 1000 million years ago. The Etosha Pan covers around 25% of the National Park. The pan now is a large dusty depression of salt and dusty clay which fills only if the rains are heavy and even then, only holds water for a short time. This temporary water attracts thousands of wading birds including impressive flocks of flamingos.
Accommodation: the camp has 18 rooms in a variety of styled thatched buildings with wonderful en-suite facilities. Some rooms overlook the waterhole, others the pool area. You don’t even have to leave the camp to see game – they come to you!
Hakusembe River Lodge - Kavango River
The fresh balm of beauty soothes your weary soul. You have reached the verdant Hakusembe river oasis. 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.
Accommodation: 20 thatched chalets are wonderfully situated between large acacia trees and overlooking the Kavango River. Air-conditioning, a fridge, fan, mosquito nets, a tea/coffee station and an in-room safe are standard.
Days 10 - 11
Namushasha River Lodge - Zambezi magic
Namushasha River Lodge celebrates the wonders of the Zambezi water world with accommodation fit for a king. There’s a magic, a feeling or a charm that enraptures you in these northern realms. With elephants, hippos, myriad bird species, waterlilies and African bush, providing an enriching adventure into nature, to the accompaniment of the chiming of reed frogs, bird calls, hippo grunts and the soothing sound of a boat skimming through water.
Accommodation: twin rooms are well equipped with en-suite bathroom, air-conditioning and mosquito nets. The dining room, with its high thatched roof, is open on the sides to the river world, providing a suitable, and airy, welcome to wonderland.
Days 12 - 13
Chobe Safari Lodge - elephants galore
The lodge shares a border with Chobe National Park. Chobe’s wildlife roams in abundance and diversity and is home to the largest concentration of elephant in Africa. During the dry season these large herds, as well as vast herds of buffalo, congregate along the fertile flood plains of the Chobe River where they come to drink, bathe and play. Sightings of lion, African wild dog, puku, red lechwe, sable, giraffe and roan antelope are frequently reported in the area.
Accommodation: all luxury rooms are en-suite with all the mod cons. Rooms face out over the river or the green expanses of lawns, giving you the privacy of enjoying the stunning views of the Chobe River from the comfort of your own room.