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Southern Skies - Upgraded
This upgraded Safari tour takes you through Namibia, Zimbabwe and Botswana on our Victoria Falls to Swakopmund Upgraded Safari, with Jenman African Safaris.
Trip Code: 435
- Departure Dates & Extras
The Southern Skies Upgraded Safari departs from Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe and ends in Swakopmund, Namibia, travelling through Botswana. You'll spend 8 nights in lodges and 5 nights camping.
This popular safari starts at Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe and ends in Swakopmund, Namibia. It is a perfect way to see the most spectacular features of Zambia, Botswana and Namibia. Enjoy the scenery, wildlife, culture and natural beauty that cannot be compared.
Victoria Falls, Chobe National Park, Western Caprivi, Mudumo National Park, Okavango Delta, Etosha National Park, Himba Village and Swakopmund.
Group Size: maximum 10 people
Type of Safari: Semi-participation camping & lodge safari
Accommodation: During 5 nights of your safari, you will be staying on designated campsites either within a National Park, on the banks of a river, or other places of interest. All campsites have shared ablution facilities with showers, flushing toilets and running water (unless otherwise specified in the detailed itinerary). Jenman African Safaris tries to avoid crowded campsites and brings you to secluded spots, often supported by the local community. We make use of spacious 3-person dome tents, allowing two per tent. In addition, we provide 5 cm thick sleeping mattresses.
9 nights of your safari will be spent in mid-range fixed accommodation.
Tour Fares 2011
USD 2390 / EUR 1705 plus a local payment of ZAR 1800
Single Supplement: USD 269 / EUR 179
Includes: Use of full camping equipment (except sleeping bags), breakfast x 14, lunch x 12, dinner x 8, (meals are prepared by the guide at the campsites), coffee/tea with the meals, transport on the tour, 6 nights in chalets or hotel rooms (nights of which depend on availability and subject to change to below itinerary) and 8 nights camping, activities as per itinerary, game drives as per itinerary.
Excludes: Travel insurance, flights, pre and post tour accommodation, optional activities, all drinks, tips and curios, all personal expenses.
Tailor-Made Travel: This safari runs on scheduled dates throughout the year. We can tailor-make a private safari to meet your departure date, time period, group size and budget. Contact the office for further information.
Day 1: Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Arrival in Victoria Falls. We can arrange airport transfers on request. This afternoon is spent at your leisure for optional activities offered.
Day 2: Depart Victoria Falls for Chobe National Park, Botswana
Early this morning we explore the Victoria Falls on a guided tour. We then leave Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe for Botswana. The afternoon is spent on a sunset cruise game viewing in a part of Africa's unspoilt wilderness, Chobe National Park. Chobe has an abundance of game whose distinctive calls can be heard throughout the night. [BLD]
Day 3: Eastern Caprivi, Namibia
Leaving Botswana, we drive through Chobe National Park before crossing over into Namibia and driving through the Caprivi to our camp on the banks of the Kwando River. In the afternoon you will go on a game drive to the famous Mudumo National Park. In contrast to the rest of Namibia, the area is lush with riverine forest, marshes, dense savannah and mopane woodland. [BLD]
Day 4-5: Caprivi to Okavango Delta, Botswana
We leave our camp on the Caprivi for Etosha, on the western border of the Okavango Delta. The next 2 days are spent exploring the network of water pathways through thick vegetation in mokoros (traditional dugout canoes) and speedboat. The Delta is a well-preserved gem of Africa with a vast oasis of crystal clear lake lets, lagoons and palm-fringed islands. On our last evening in the Delta we feast with a braai (barbeque). [BLD, BLD]
Day 6-7: Okavango Delta to Kavango River, Namibia
Leaving Botswana we make our way into Namibia and head along the Caprivi to Rundu and onto N'kwazi River Camp, which is on the bank of the Kavango River over looking Angola. A sunset cruise, horse riding, traditional dancing in the evening as well as visiting a local village are optional or you can just put your feet up and relax on the banks of the river as the sunsets. [BL, BL]
Day 8-10: Etosha National Park, Namibia
The following morning we head off to Etosha National Park. We fill the next 2 days with game drives, which includes evening game viewing at floodlit waterholes. In the mornings we have the opportunity to take game drive at sunrise. At all three camps, Namutoni, Okaukuejo and Halali you can take a swim in the swimming pool or as the sunsets and late into the night the group can watch animals drink at the floodlit waterhole. [BLD, BLD, BLD]
Day 11: Kamanjab - Himba Experience, Namibia
We leave the wild animals behind at Etosha and move onto the spectacular scenery of Twyfelfontein. On our way we visit the small German town of Outjo where we relax for a coffee break. Our final destination for the day will be Kamanjab. Depending on the time of arrival we go and explore a traditional Himba Village that afternoon or the next morning. This will be a journey of culture exchange and learning and understanding of our last traditional tribe in Namibia, the Ova-Himba. [BLD]
Day 12: Petrified Forest and Brandberg (White Lady), Namibia
The Petrified Forest is next on the itinerary before reaching Twyfelfontein where we walk to visit the ancient bushman's artwork carved and painted into the surrounding Mountains. After doing this walk we head to our camp at the foot of the Brandberg Mountains. [BLD]
Day 13: Cape Cross Seal Colony and Swakopmund, Namibia
Today we walk and visit the famous 'White Lady' rock painting in Brandberg.
We move westwards across the flat desert plains to reach the cold Atlantic coastline. As we follow the Skeleton Coast on our way to Swakopmund we visit Africa's largest seal colony at Cape Cross where zoom lenses and binoculars will definitely not be needed. [BL]
Day 14: Swakopmund, Namibia
We have the opportunity to explore this quaint German town by day and night There are a number of activities to enjoy here; sand boarding, quad biking, skydiving and even fishing. You may even dare to brave the icy sea. [BL]
Day 15: Swakopmund, Namibia
The tour finishes in the morning after breakfast. [B]
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Costs relating to the issue of visas or related documentation are the responsibility of the traveler.
As visa requirements change it is your responsibility to ensure that the correct documentation and visas are obtained before traveling. Failure to do so may result in your not being able to join the trip.
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Prices based on per person, twin/double share, unless otherwise noted, and pre-set group minimum numbers. Prices & itineraries are correct at the time of printing. Itineraries & prices may change due to currency fluctuations, local conditions or events outside the control of A.I and her local operators. Please see our booking terms & conditions for full details.