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Classic Kaleidoscope and Captivating Zambezi

12 Days

Windhoek to Kasane


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A land of contrasts, compare the dunes of the coastline, the rocky mountain massifs of Damaraland, the game on open plains and spring fed waterholes in Etosha and the lush, African rivers and bush of the Zambezi. This safari is a kaleidoscope of African highlights.

Classic Kaleidoscope and Captivating Zambezi
Languages Bilingual – English / German
Departure days Fridays
Classification Classic
Vehicle Minibus or coach
Group size 2-20 guests
Accommodation As specified
Meals 11 breakfasts , 1 lunch and 2 dinners
Entrance Fees
Living Museum of the Damara, Twyfelfontein, Petrified Forest, Etosha National Park, Mahango National Park, Chobe Flood Plain
As specified
24hrs Medical Evacuation Insurance
Optional Extras
Dinner supplement (day 3-11)
Additional excursions / activities on request
Excluded: all international / domestic flights and taxes • visas • travel and personal accident insurance • personal expenses • excursions / activities not specified • gratuities

Bilingual Departure Dates  

Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct
9,23 7 11 15 1,15,29 12 10,24 7,21 5,19 2,16,30 13,20 4,11
Special Discount / No Single Supplement
Arrival flights on day of tour departure to be no later than 09h00.

Day 1-2 | Friday and Saturday


A transfer takes you to the coastal town of Swakopmund. In Swakopmund we have a range of optional activities (tandem skydiving, dune boarding, quad biking, cycling, living desert tours or scenic flights). Embrace the relaxed pace of this idyllic coastal town whilst enjoying coffee and freshly baked pastries in one of the many cafés.

Classic overnight: Swakopmund Plaza / Beach Hotel – Breakfast.
Superior overnight: Strand Hotel – Breakfast, dinner and a marine cruise (day 2).

Day 3 | Sunday


On long, scenic roads we head into the Damaraland, one of the least populated and geologically diverse areas in Africa and home to the elusive desert elephant, rhino and free-roaming antelope species. Accompanied by a local Damara guide we visit Twyfelfontein, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with over 2 500 bushman rock engravings. After a visit to the nearby Living Museum of the Damara we proceed to the petrified forest – a depicting the metamorphosis of wood into stone and the welwitschia mirabilis – the oldest living desert plant.

Overnight at Damara Mopane Lodge or similar lodge in Damaraland – Breakfast.

Day 4 | Monday


After a relaxed breakfast, we travel towards the Etosha National Park, famous for its vast amount of wildlife. After we have reached our camp located just outside of the national park, we explore the various waterholes located close to the Anderson Gate for our first wildlife encounters. Optional and time permitting open vehicle game drives can be booked with the lodge.

Overnight at Etosha Safari Camp – Breakfast.

Day 5 | Tuesday


The day is devoted purely to safari in the Etosha National Park, which surrounds the parched salt desert known as the Etosha Pan. The park is home to four of the ‘Big 5’ – elephant, lion, leopard and rhino. The abundant wildlife is largely focussed around the waterholes, ideal places to sit and watch over 114 different game species, or for an avid birder, in excess of 340 bird species.

Overnight at Mokuti Etosha Lodge – Breakfast.

Day 6 | Wednesday


Today your guide again takes you on safari in the Etosha National Park, or optionally you can book an open game drive park drive with the lodge. In the afternoon we travel back to our lodge, where we enjoy the rest of the afternoon at leisure or experience the wellness centre.

Overnight at Mokuti Etosha Lodge – Breakfast.

Day 7 | Thursday


After breakfast we travel towards Namibia’s lush Kavango region with its magnificent woodlands and perennial rivers where you will see many of the traditional huts and homesteads still in popular use today. En route we stop at Hoba Meteorite, the world’s largest known meteorite. We continue to Rundu, known for its hand-made wooden crafts and clay pottery.

Overnight at Kaisosi River Lodge – Breakfast.

Day 8-9 | Friday and Saturday


Today we follow the route of the Okavango River into the Zambezi Region. Lush, green, riverine – the juxtaposition that makes Namibia the ‘land of contrasts’. The area is typified by perennial rivers and large forests of trees. We arrive at our lodge for the next two nights on the banks of the Okavango River. Optionally we can visit the Popa Falls or enjoy a late afternoon boat cruise on the river. The following day we explore the Mahangu National Park. Mahango has a high number of elephants, as well as fair numbers of antelopes which are scarce or not seen in other parts of Namibia such as roan and sable antelope, sitatunga, tsessebe and the red lechwe. The park is also an excellent destination for bird watching with over 400 species.

Overnight at Shametu River Lodge – Breakfast.

Day 10 | Sunday


We travel via the town of Katima Mulilo towards the border of Botswana where we reach the game rich Chobe floodplains. En route we visit a traditional village to learn more about the Caprivi people’s culture. Having enjoyed an optional sundowner on a river beach setting we return to the lodge for dinner.

Overnight at Chobe River Camp – Breakfast.

Day 11 | Monday


Today we enjoy a guided canoeing excursion to experience the rich diversity of bird and wildlife of the Chobe River followed by a short bush walk before a light lunch is served (depending on current water levels of the Chobe River, which if too high a boat cruise will be offered). We return to the lodge either by boat or guided walk, experiencing the open African plains scattered with wildlife. The remainder of the day is at leisure enjoying the open space.

Overnight at Chobe River Camp – Breakfast and lunch.

Day 12 | Tuesday


We cross the border into Botswana and travel to Kasane where you are able to extend your holiday at a lodge bordering the Chobe National Park or continue with a transfer to Victoria Falls.


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