The Best of Southern Africa safari.
This Luxury Botswana/Namibia Safari is filled with some of the best that Africa has to offer.
- All inclusive exclusive tented camps and lodges.
- Private transfers by air,
- Day and night wildlife viewing from open sided 4×4 vehicles,
- Professionally guided hikes and walks,
- Dune climbing at Sossusvlei,
- Swakopmund, Walvis Bay boat cruise,
- The Skeleton Coast,
- Canoeing through the Okavango Delta in traditional dug out mokoros,
- Excellent wildlife and birding at Mombo
- In the Moremi, visits to remote villages,
- A guided tour of Victoria Falls,
- Canoeing / boating / drives and walks in Mana Pools!
If this is a private fly in,the aircraft and pilot/guide will remain with the group throughout the trip.
This trip is available on a private fly in or a scheduled pilot basis.If we use scheduled air,the routes will differ slightly than what is given below.
Possibly next to the great migration experience,this could be the ultimate Africa Safari.
The best southern Africa safari details:
Location: Botswana/Namibia/Zambia/Victoria Falls
Best time to visit: May to December
Approximate Trip Cost:
Please note ask us for current rates and dates.These are custom designed upon request.Inquire using Africa Safari request form
5 countries! South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Game Drives, Mokoro,walks, Boating
Can this trip be modified:
Yes.We can include scheduled bush flights,incorporate other areas,and change some of the lodging.
Days 1 & 2 :
The Namib Desert – Sossusvlei Wilderness Camp
The safari departs early morning from Lanseria Airport in Johannesburg for Keetmanshoop in Namibia.
It is then a one hour twenty minute flight up to the Namib Desert and to Sossusvlei.
Situated on a 21,000 hectare private concession bordering the Namib Naukluft Park, Little Kulala offers magnificent views of the Sossusvlei dunes as well as spectacular mountain scenery.
Guests at Kulala Desert Lodge are accommodated in 8 thatch and canvas chalets with en suite facilities.
They are set on wooden platforms to provide maximum cooling.
Mattresses can be moved to a rooftop platform to sleep under the stars! The main lodge has a lounge, dining area, pub, and plunge pool.
Activities here include drives to the dunes at Sossusvlei, day and night wildlife viewing from 4×4 vehicles,walks to explore the incredible scenery and desert wildlife.
A sunrise hot air balloon safari can be arranged at extra cost – a truly unique experience floating silently above the magnificent sand dunes!
This is where one finds the highest sand dunes in the world,with Oryx and Springbok antelope providing a contrast to the incredible desert scenery.
Days 3 & 4 :
Etosha and Ongava Lodge
The morning of day 3 you will depart by light aircraft (included) over Sossusvlei and the Namib Desert due west to Meob Bay on the shores of the southern Skeleton Coast.
The scenery is spectacular where the dunes and desert meet the Atlantic Ocean.
The flight up the coast takes guests over the site of the Eduard Bolen shipwreck, ast Conception Bay the wreck of the Shaunee and around Sandwich Harbour and its famous lagoon.
You will land at Swakopmund Airport and transfer by road to the Walvis Bay harbor for a boat trip (weather permitting).
You will have the opportunity to view seals, schools of dolphins swimming alongside the boat and sometimes even penguins.
Guests may also see turtles, sunfish, as well as a wonderful variety of birdlife.
Following a delicious seafood lunch,you will return to the Walvis Bay Harbour before transferring by road to Swakopmund to enjoy a tour of this charming town.
In the afternoon you will depart from Swakopmund for a scenic flight (included) further up the Skeleton Coast.
After passing the Cape Cross Seal Colony,you will fly east up the Huab to Little Ongava where you will overnight two nights.
Etosha is Namibia’s premier wildlife park.It has great concentrations of game including elephant, lion, leopard, black rhino, and plains game including springbok, gemsbok and hartebeest.
There are wonderful views across the salt pans which dominate the center of the park.
Little Ongava is located within the 66,000 hectare Ongava Game Reserve on Etosha’s southern boundary guests are accommodated in 3 superbly appointed suites each with air conditioning and their own private plunge pool.
Mornings are usually spent on wildlife viewing drives within the Etosha National Park.
During the afternoons and evenings professionally guided walks are on offer as well as sitting at hides and night drives within the Ongava Reserve.
The Ongava Reserve is home to both black and white rhino (tracking rhino on foot is a highlight), elephant, lion, springbok, gemsbok, hartebeest, leopard, cheetah and many more species.
ETOSHA / ONGAVA, Little Ongava, all inclusive
Days 5 and 6 : The Central Okavango and Jao Camp
From Maun the group flies onto the heart of the Okavango and will enjoy the complete contrast from the Namib Desert.
You will depart Ongava flying (included) via Grootfontein to Maun,Botswana where you will clear customs and immigration.
From Maun you fly deep into the heart of the Okavango Delta – a complete contrast from the arid Namib Desert.
You will overnight 2 nights at Jao Camp – a 16 bedded luxury tented camp situated within a private reserve to the west of the Moremi Game Reserve.The camp is located in a remote area on a large island.
Each superb canvas walled room has been built under a canopy of shady trees with en-suite bathrooms and an additional outside shower under the stars.
The rooms are raised off the ground and offer wonderful views of the surrounding flood plains.A raised walkway connects the rooms to the dining room and lounge area.
Across the waterway in front of camp, guests have access to open flood plains and savannah country for a wonderful all round Okavango experience.
Activities at Jao include mekoros, boating, day and night wildlife viewing drives and professionally guided walks.
OKAVANGO DELTA, Jao Camp, all inclusive
Days 7 and 8 : Moremi Game Reserve – Mombo Camp
MOREMI RESERVE From Jao you will fly (included) to Mombo – the wildlife viewing highlight of the entire safari.
Mombo Campis situated on Mombo Island,adjoining the northern tip of Chief’s Island,within the Moremi Game Reserve.
The camp offers true exclusivity and privacy in the central Okavango, coupled with abundant big game, arguably the best in Botswana.
The highlight here is the concentrations of plains game and all the predators – including the big cats!
Guests often see lion, large herds of buffalo, cheetah, wild dog, elephant, hyena, giraffe, wildebeest and zebra in addition to the plains wildlife.
Leopard sightings are particularly good.
Mombo’s new camp is built under a stand of large shade trees overlooking a floodplain that teems with wildlife.
The whole camp is raised off the ground allowing wildlife to wander freely through the camp and at the same time increasing guest safety.
The camp accommodates 18 guests in nine, superbly decorated, very spacious tented rooms.
All rooms have en-suite facilities under canvas and an additional outdoor shower for those who enjoy a shower under the stars.
The dining room, pub and living area overlook the open plain in front of the camp.
There is a plunge pool for relaxing during the heat of the day.
Activities at Mombo include morning and afternoon wildlife viewing drives in open 4×4 Land Rovers.
MOREMI RESERVE,Mombo All Inclusive.
Days 9 and 10 : Victoria Falls
After a mornings game drive,the group departs Mombo for Kasane and then onto Victoria Falls town, the small town on the Zimbabwe side of Victoria Falls.
We overnight at the luxury Victoria Falls Hotel, and enjoy the sights and sounds of Victoria Falls.
Day 11 and 12 : Mana Pools -Ruckomechi Camp in Mana Pools.
MANA POOLS Later this morning you will fly onto Mana Pools – possibly the most scenic of all the parks on this safari.
You will overnight at Ruckomechi Camp- a beautiful 10 bedded camp,situated on the western boundary of Mana Pools National Park.
Accommodation is in ten comfortable tented rooms with en suite facilities and indoor / outdoor showers.
There is a separate lounge and dining area, and a plunge pool.
The focal point at Ruckomechi Camp is the magical Zambezi River,its backwaters,and the surrounding flood plains and forests.
The area is a photographer’s paradise, as tall albida trees dot the open flood plains,with the mountains of the Rift Valley providing the backdrop.
The area is renowned for its large numbers of elephant, buffalo, hippo, crocodile, leopard, lion and eland that concentrate along the river when the inland waterholes dry up.
Wildlife viewing is enjoyed in open 4×4 vehicles, by boat, on foot, in hides, and from canoes.
Day 13 : The Safari Ends
After our last game activity in the Mana Pools area,we fly to back to Victoria Falls Airport and into Johannesburg where we land in the afternoon<
It gives guests enough time to connect onto their international flights – or travel onto Cape Town, or the Indian Ocean Islands.
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