Ultimate Namibia and Botswana

Dramatic Wildlife, the Caprivi Strip, Traditional San Tribes

Overview

Join us for world-class game viewing, exquisite wildlife lodges that don’t cater to mass tourism, and an insight into the ancient and mystical world of San hunter-gatherers. On this unique new safari, you’ll discover Namibia and Botswana as few travelers do, with “insider” experiences that get you to pristine wildlife areas and into fascinating local cultures. Explore famed Etosha National Park as few do, from the eastern gate, as well as the exclusive private Onguma Game Reserve, home to a family of black rhinos as well as lion, leopard, and cheetah. Heading to a tented camp in the land of the traditional Ju/’hoansi people, learn firsthand about their profound knowledge of the bush environment and join them on a walk to experience their traditional skills. We give you a complete change of scene in Botswana’s waterworld of the Okavango Delta. Here, we’ll safari by mokoro (dugout canoe) in the pristine lagoons of Nxamaseri in the northern Okavango Delta—far from the Chobe crowds. In the once-forbidden Caprivi Strip (now referred to as the Zambezi Region) in northern Namibia, you’ll explore the riverine landscapes of Bwabwata National Park, the new jewel in Namibia’s conservation crown. Along the Kwando River, the elephant viewing is excellent, as is the birding along the reedy channels at the park’s eastern fringe. We cap our group size at just six travelers, so we’ll have many lodges for our exclusive use and great wildlife experiences shared with our phenomenal Trip Leader, a true safari expert, tracker, and top guide (wildlife experiences are so much richer with a small group!). We end our breathtaking safari adventure at Victoria Falls, “the smoke that thunders.” If you’re looking for an African wildlife adventure without equal, this is it!

Highlights

Highlights

Maximum of six travelers—for the best game viewing opportunities!
Leopard tracking at AfriCat
Cultural experiences with San hunter-gatherers on their ancestral lands
Rhino, leopard, lion, and elephant in eastern Etosha
The pristine northern Okavango Delta—far from the Chobe crowds
Tsodilo Hills, a World Heritage Site of rock art
Delightful safari accommodations in utterly remote natural settings
Victoria Falls, one of the world’s natural wonders

Details

Length: 13 days
Cost From: $10,995  
Arrive: Windhoek, Namibia
Depart: Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Lodging: 12 nights hotels and lodges
Meals: All meals included as indicated in the Detailed Itinerary (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
Activity: Safaris, Cultural Adventures, Wildlife & Natural History
Trip Level:

Game viewing by 4WD vehicle, river boat, and mokoro (canoe), rugged road travel