This 8 Days Namibia To Botswana Victoria Falls. The 7-night tour will give you a combination of 3 wonderful countries into the heart of Africa, as you will begin your 8-day journey of discovery in Namibia and finish at the spectacular Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe to the mixture in this affordable best of the best combination. Equally magnificent, each region offers a unique experience of the overwhelming beauty of Africa’s adventures. In this journey, you will feed Cheetahs, Bushwalk, boat cruise, and enjoy a game drive to view wild animals.
Before heading to Harnas Wildlife Foundation the clients will have a city tour in Windhoek and then head the roads at 10h30 to Harnas.
Situated east of the capital city of Windhoek, the area of the Kalahari North can be found in the northeastern reaches of Namibia. The expansive Kalahari Desert spans over seven countries, some of which include: South Africa, Botswana, and Namibia. The Okavango River Delta forms part of the northern region of the desert creating an array of waterways and wetlands which support an abundant variety of wildlife. The northern central region is home to ancient dry riverbeds called ‘omuramba’. Kalahari North is blanketed in endemic acacia- camelthorn trees, ephemeral rivers, a fossil watercourse and boasts a reasonably regular rainfall, making it the ideal habitat to support fauna and flora. Visitors can enjoy a comfortable stay at one of many lodges and guest farms dotting the area and explore the pristine landscape.
Overnight: Harnas Wildlife Foundation
Harnas Wildlife Foundation was originally established for the protection of animals, and has since grown to include welfare projects and nature conservation projects. Visitors to Harnas can enjoy comfortable accommodation with a range of hospitality, while a range of programs attracts volunteers from across the globe. Harnas Wildlife Foundation is an experienced and active player in the conservation of Namibian wildlife, the protection of natural resources and provides social, relational and physical education to those who seek the benefit thereof.
Harnas Wildlife Foundation is a place where man and nature get a brief window in time to unify. We can plan, we can calculate and we can rely on experience, but no matter how adept we get with our current environment, we never really know what could come next. Nature has a way of telling us that the universe is really big and the essence of Harnas lies in always expecting the Unexpected! It’s our dream to protect and care for what we respect! We invite you to share, respect, and care and love our dream, because you too are part of it.
Set on the banks of the beautiful Thamalakane River in northern Botswana, Maun is the third largest town in this spectacularly scenic southern African country. Maun is the starting point for most expeditions into the Okavango Delta and as a result, has developed into a bustling metropolis that is considered Botswana’s tourism capital. Area attractions include a renowned riverboat that offers cruises up and down the Thamalakane River; the forest groves of the Maun Game Reserve; and Moremi Game Reserve, home to hippos, lions and rhinos. Maun also serves as the jumping off point for many safaris and air charters as well as offers 4×4 rentals. Don’t miss the Nhabe Museum exhibiting the local history, art and culture of the Ngamiland region.
Overnight: Maun Rest Camp
Set in a shady riverside garden Maun Rest Camp focuses on travelers looking for a self drive venue with spacious self drive campsites that have fireplaces and power points. The camp is situated on the banks of the Thamalakane. The camp’s furnished tents are all carpeted and feature comfortable beds. Maun Rest Camp also offers free WI-FI access.
The Matobo National Park forms the core of the Matobo or Matopos Hills, an area of granite kopjes and wooded valleys commencing some 35 kilometers south of Bulawayo along the Kezi/Maphisa road. Matobo covers an area of 43 200 hectares. The magnificent, rugged terrain of the park is a hiker’s paradise and the diversity of the vegetation supports a wide range of wildlife.
The Chobe River forms the northern boundary of the Chobe National Park, renowned for its diverse and abundant game viewing opportunities. This section of the park is best known for its dense concentration of wildlife including elephant and hippo populations, but the waters attract all manner of game including large herds of buffalo and the lions that prey on them. A visit to this area guarantees close encounters with an array of African wildlife. Visitors can look forward to some exciting activities such as: driving along the game-dotted river banks in a 4WD; cruising along the river in a motorboat, spotting rare birdlife and for a unique, luxury safari experience, hire a houseboat.
Overnight: Chobe Game Lodge
Counter-balancing the wilderness is restful, air-conditioned, en-suite lodgings. Graceful high arches, quarry tiled floors, and barrel-vaulted ceilings create an atmosphere of cool tranquillity. Other facilities include a large swimming pool with a terrace, a riverside boma area, a stylish bar with an outside terrace, an expansive deck offering magnificent views over the Chobe River as well as conference facilities for business travelers. All meals are catered for in various locations throughout the lodge including the terrace, boma, and riverfront deck. Each of Chobe Game Lodge’s 4 luxury suites has an individual plunge pool set on a private terrace with breathtaking panoramic views of the endless landscape and open plains. Graceful high arches, quarry tiled floors, and barrel vaulted ceilings create an atmosphere of cool tranquillity. All 46 rooms are tastefully furnished, each room with hand-crafted Rhodesian teak furniture and walls decorated with original African carvings and paintings.
Chobe is renowned for its excellent game viewing, especially for herds of elephants that come down to the river to drink.
Chobe Boat Cruises are a wonderful way to experience the Chobe National Park. Herds of elephants can be seen crossing the Chobe river into the island which is a spectacular sight to witness. Other animal species such as hippos and crocodiles can be seen lounging in the sun by the riverside. The boat cruises are available in a number of different options. The standard cruise boards approximately 30-40 people. The bigger boats feature a bar on board for refreshments while the smaller boats are perfect for bird watching. Boat cruises depart from the town of Kasane at either the morning or afternoon departures. A private boat cruise can be arranged for alternate times.
Resting on the southern banks of the Zambezi River at the western end of the eponymous falls, this popular tourist town is compact enough to walk around and makes an ideal base for travelers exploring the seventh wonder of the world, the unfathomably vast Victoria Falls. About two-thirds of the falls can be viewed from the Zimbabwean side and, while the falls are undoubtedly the star attraction, the area provides both adventure seekers and sightseers with plenty of opportunities to warrant a longer stay. Popular activities include scenic flights over the falls in helicopters or microlights, bungee jumping off the Victoria Falls Bridge, white-water rafting (seasonal), and day trips to Chobe National Park. The town itself offers some excellent accommodation and restaurant options as well as an eclectic variety of African curios and authentic art sold by friendly Zimbabwean locals who are wonderfully welcoming and eager to help you enjoy your stay.
Overnight: Victoria Falls Rest Camp
Victoria Falls Self Catering and Camping Accommodation at the Vic Falls Restcamp is the best budget accommodation available in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. The Rest Camp is situated right in the middle of Victoria Falls town in Zimbabwe making it a perfect place to be based with all amenities within walking distance. The Restcamp is only 2 km from the falls making it the closest campsite to Victoria Falls. The security around the camp is a top priority with high stainless steel fences and electric fences making it first-class. The rest camp boasts numerous well-maintained grass areas and an abundance of different varieties of trees making the surroundings in the camp very enjoyable. It makes this rest camp very popular for families as children have a safe and secure scenic environment to play in.
The diversity of the vegetation at Matobo National Park supports a wide range of wildlife such as giraffes, zebra, sable, impala, and predators such as leopard, cheetah, wildcat, and others. One of the many highlights for many visitors is the sighting of one or more of the endangered rhino.
Shearwater Bungee Jumping at Victoria Falls
Bungee jumping at Victoria Falls provides the original and ultimate thrill! The location is unbeatable, in front of the largest curtain of falling water in the world, at a World Heritage Site, set against the backdrop of one of the Seven Natural Wonders in the World and above the raging torrents and misty gorges of the mighty Zambezi River. Four seconds of free fall and 111 meters of pure adrenalin. Victoria Falls Bungee is consistently voted as one of the top five adrenalin experiences on the planet. For Bungee Jump veterans, speak to your Jump Master and make it even wilder by doing an ankle-tied, backflip or a star elevator jump.
Clients will have a game drive throughout Chobe to their campsite in Chobe, Clients will have a picnic lunch on the road. The Chobe River forms the northern boundary of the Chobe National Park, renowned for its diverse and abundant game viewing opportunities. This section of the park is best known for its dense concentration of wildlife including elephant and hippo populations, but the waters attract all manner of game including large herds of buffalo and the lions that prey on them.
Overnight: Savuti Campsite
Recognized as a prime game-viewing area, the Savuti covers almost 1,930 sq. miles (5,000 square km) in the southwest of Chobe National Park. Parts of Savuti are almost desert-like with a scorching sun and hot sand, while at the other extreme are vast grassy plains.
Savuti is well known for its elephants, lions, and hyenas, all of which visit the lodge area, making for an experience not to be forgotten! Listening to the night sounds of Savuti is an unforgettable experience. Apart from being one of Africa’s prime game viewing areas, Savuti is also stunningly beautiful, with rocky outcrops, and rolling grassland interspersed with dead trees. In 2009 the Savuti channel began flowing again – the first time in 30 years. In February 2010 the channel had reached the marsh, transforming the area and bringing new life. The Savuti area is now returning to its former glory – when it was known as one of the key wildlife areas in Botswana.
This campsite offers large camping sites with running water (not drinking water) on every campsite. In the center of the campsite is an elephant-proof complex that houses the ablutions, showers, and washing basins.
A small, intimate camp with just ten large, comfortable safari cabins offering high standards of accommodation and service, Oliver’s Camp is located in the quiet, animal-rich eastern sector of Tarangire National Park. The camp is uniquely licensed to offer walking tours and night game drives (both at additional cost) within the national park for the opportunity of incredible encounters with elephants and other big game as well as the smaller creatures.
The spacious guest tents are furnished in a traditional African style and raised on wooden platforms sheltered under thatch roofs. There are mosquito nets and spray, a radio (to contact reception), a torch, digital safe, solar powered lights and a large canvas wardrobe. Each tent has a private deck with sun loungers and a private bathroom. There is also a special honeymoon and family cabin available. There are no power sockets in the tents: batteries can be charged in the main tent.
Inside the main communal tent is a communal dining table and comfortable lounge area. Meals are delicious and mainly a mix of African and continental dishes.
The lodge also provides a complimentary laundry service and local drinks.
Restaurant, lounge, private bathrooms, solar-powered lighting, digital safe, mosquito net and spray.
The park is famous for its large numbers of elephant, particularly in the dry season. Buffalo, zebra, wildebeest, greater kudu and eland can also be easily seen here. There is a small population of tree-climbing lion and African wild dog. Leopards are widespread throughout the park. The very rare fringe-eared oryx can be seen on occasion. African rock python is often found resting in acacia trees close to wetlands near Silale: other reptiles include puff adders, Speke’s hinged and pancake tortoises. Birdlife is also impressive and includes secretary bird, martial and crested eagles and the endemic yellow-collared lovebird.
Game drives and walking safaris, plus optional night drives (at an additional cost)
Perched on the rim and affording spectacular views of the world famous Ngorongoro crater floor below, the ivy-clad Ngorongoro Serena Lodge offers good rooms, friendly service, well run facilities and delicious food.
Ngorongoro Serena Lodge is actually built into the rim of the crater itself, with the foliage-covered native stone of the lodge blending into the surrounding hillside. The views of the crater will certainly take your breath away: the 75 rooms, bar and restaurant all overlook the picturesque valley below. The rooms have attractive wooden floors and are decorated with ancient cave art. Each features modern en suite bathrooms, patios and heating as the temperatures can significantly drop here at night.
The main building contains a large restaurant, bar, gift shop, TV area and an attractive outside decking area, perfect for relaxing while admiring the view. There are buffets for breakfast and lunch but an a la carte menu is available for dinner.
Beside the exciting safaris within the crater, there are numerous walks and activities one can do from the lodge including visits to local tribal villages.
Within Ngorongoro crater is a diverse ecosystem representing nearly every habitat found in East Africa. Open grasslands are inhabited by wildebeest, zebra, lion, cheetah and black rhino; acacia woodland provides cover for leopards; swamps supply the food for elephants and buffalos; freshwater pools harbour hippos; and a small soda lake is a feeding ground for flocks of flamingos. In addition there are small outcrops of rocks which give shade for lions and even an highly arid area of shifting sand dunes.
Restaurant, bar, lounge, TV room, gift shop, heating and private bathrooms.
Large game is abundant and includes elephant, black rhino, buffalo, zebra, gazelle, impala, eland, waterbuck, lion, leopard, cheetah and spotted hyena. Smaller species often seen in the crater include serval, black-backed jackal, bat-eared fox, dwarf and slender mongooses and olive baboons. The crater is regarded as one of the best places in all Africa to see the highly endangered black rhinoceros.
Game drives within the crater and guided walks along the rim. Cultural activities are also available including visits to local tribal villages.
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