Great African Safari 21 Days

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The guided 21 days Great African Safari Tours allow travellers to experience Namibia and Botswana on a comfortable African Safari which starts and ends at the magnificent Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe.

Enjoy the comforts of lodgings after an exciting day in the African bush. The diverse cultures, the abundant wildlife and the spectacular scenery of Southern Africa can be explored while staying in comfortable lodges.

Accommodation is situated either in National Parks, on the banks of a river, or in other places of interest. Most accommodation options have a private bathroom with a shower and toilet, while others have shared ablutions available. Some properties are equipped with swimming pools and bar areas.

DAY 1: Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

On arrival at Victoria Falls Airport, you will be met and transferred to your accommodation. The rest of the day is at your leisure for optional activities (own expense).
Accommodation: Amadeus Garden Guest House (rooms with en-suite bathrooms, swimming pool, bar & restaurant)

DAY 2: Victoria Falls to Camp Kwando, Namibia

Our tour starts in Victoria Falls at Lokuthula Lodges. From here we make our way to Camp Kwando after crossing the Zambezi River and entering Namibia. In the early afternoon, we will arrive at our camp on the Kwando River. Before we have dinner at our Lodge, we’ll go out on an afternoon safari drive Mudumo National Park. In contrast to the rest of Namibia, the area is lush with riverine forest, marshes, dense savannah and mopane woodland.
Accommodation: Camp Kwando (Chalets with en-suite bathrooms, swimming pool, bar & restaurant)

DAY 3: Rundu and N’kwazi Lodge, Namibia

Today we drive west along the Caprivi Strip to the town of Rundu. We make our way to N’Kwazi Lodge and spend a relaxing afternoon in our Lodge on the banks of the Kavango River overlooking Angola. You can do optional activities like a sunset cruise, horse riding or just relax in the pool with a sundowner and listen to calls of Mother Nature. Optional traditional dancing in the evening.
Accommodation: n’Kwazi Lodge (Chalets with en-suite bathrooms, swimming pool, bar & restaurant)

DAY 4: Cultural Experience in Rundu, Namibia

On this day you’ll have the opportunity for a real Namibian cultural experience. After breakfast we head out to visit a church or a school in Rundu, the closest town to our Lodge, to experience the lifestyle and traditions of the Namibian people. In the afternoon you will have more time for optional activities you missed the day before or have another relaxing afternoon at the pool.
Accommodation: n’Kwazi Lodge (Chalets with en-suite bathrooms, swimming pool, bar & restaurant)

DAY 5 & 6: Etosha National Park, Namibia

After breakfast, we leave our Lodge and make our way further west into Namibia and onto Etosha National Park. We spend two nights here, listening to the wild animals at night and going for safari drives during the day, hoping to spot the exciting wildlife that this park has to offer. At night you’ll have the opportunity to see the nocturnal animals of Etosha at the floodlit waterholes of the camps, and during the day you’ll visit the Etosha Pan to view animals like Lions, Cheetah, Elephants, Giraffes and the numerous different types of antelope the park has to offer.
Accommodation: Namutoni and Okaukuejo (Chalets with en-suite bathrooms, swimming pool, bar & restaurant)

DAY 7: Damaraland to Kamanjab & Twyfelfontein, Namibia

We leave Etosha National Park through the Main Gate and drive through to Kamanjab, which is the gateway of Damaraland. We visit a Himba village, before heading to our destination of the day, Twyfelfontein. We stop en route and walk to see the bushman paintings and etchings in the area. We will also visit the petrified forest, as well as the organ pipes, which are famous landmarks of Damaraland.
Accommodation: Twyfelfontein Country Lodge (En-suite rooms, swimming pool, bar & restaurant)

DAY 8 & 9: Swakopmund, Namibia

Heading west out of the dry interior of Namibia we make our way to the German coastal town of Swakopmund on the Atlantic Ocean. The next day is spent at your leisure where you can explore this quaint town or participate in some of many optional activities like sandboarding, quad biking or scenic flights, fishing etc.
Accommodation: A la Mer (Rooms with en-suite bathrooms, swimming pool, bar & restaurant)

DAY 10: Namib Naukluft National Park and Kuiseb Canyon to Sossusvlei, Namibia

Today is spent exploring the barren, arid and sometimes rocky landscape of the Namib Naukluft National Park. Once we reach our lodge, enjoy the evening with the countless stars and just relax.
Accommodation: Hammerstein (Rooms with en-suite bathrooms, swimming pool, bar & restaurant)

DAY 11: Sossusvlei and Windhoek, Namibia

We visit the world’s highest dunes at Sossusvlei. There is the option of taking a shuttle to the dunes instead of walking (optional cost of ZAR 125 pp transfer from 2x4 parking to Sossusvlei/Dead vlei parking area). These red dunes, which can reach a height of more than 300m, are spectacular and provide a fantastic photo opportunity. With luck, there may even be water in the vlei (lake). After we’ve had breakfast, we head for Namibia’s capital – Windhoek.
Accommodation: Pension Uhland (double rooms with en-suite bathrooms, restaurant, bar and swimming pool)

DAY 12: Waterberg Plateau, Namibia

Today we leave the cold Atlantic coast behind us and drive North East to the Waterberg Plateau close to Otjiwarongo. Once we arrive, we go for a short hike in reserve to view the wildlife on the plateau.
Accommodation: Waterberg Camp (Chalets with en-suite bathrooms, swimming pool, bar & restaurant)

DAY 13 & 14: Bushmanland – walking with the bushman, Namibia

Departing from the Waterberg, we drive deep into Bushman land and to our lodge for the next two days, Tsumkwe Lodge. The following day we take an 8 hour guided visit to the Ju’hoan bushmen community and are shown the activities in the village, such as the food being cooked, the beadwork, bows and arrows being made, poison being prepared, etc. Then we take a walk in the vicinity of the village to search for honey or springhare and bush food. Traditional games will be played in the afternoon, ending in classical dancing. Overnight at Bushman land Lodge for both nights.
Accommodation: Nhoma Camp (Bungalows with en-suite bathrooms, swimming pool, bar & restaurant)

DAY 15: Maun, Botswana

We leave bushman land and travel in our 4x4 vehicles to Thamalakane Lodge, via Maun, the gateway to the Okavango Delta and Moremi Game Reserve. The name Maun is derived from the San word “Maung”, which means “the place of short reeds”. Birding opportunities abound at the lodge, and Thamalakane works with Birdlife Botswana, using trained guides to conduct walks around the lodge.
Accommodation: Thamalakane River Lodge or similar (chalets with en-suite bathrooms, swimming pool, restaurant and bar)

DAYS 16 & 17: Khwai River, Botswana

Heading north, we travel to our own Bedouin Tented Camp in the Khwai Region. Our camp is located just outside the Northern Gate of the Moremi Game Reserve, a 3 and a half-hour drive from Maun. On arrival at the lodge, there'll be some time to relax before we head out on a night drive hoping to spot some of the numerous nocturnal animals in the area. The following day is spent on a mokoro excursion and safari drives in the Khwai River and Moremi viewing the wildlife. This is a premier wildlife viewing area with huge herds of Elephant, prides of lions, pods of hippos in the river and so much more. In the evening we head back to camp after a fulfilling day out with the African wildlife.
Accommodation: Khwai Bedouin Camp or similar (Safari Tents with en-suite bathrooms)

DAY 18: Planet Baobab, Botswana

We leave the bush behind and travel east to Planet Baobab. The rest of the afternoon we spend with a relaxed stroll to the elephant hole and relaxing at Planet Baobab’s facilities.
Accommodation: Planet Baobab (traditional huts with en-suite bathrooms, “shebeen” bar)

DAY 19: Kasane & Chobe National Park, Botswana

Today we drive up north to Chobe National Park. We stop at one of the Magkadigkadi Pans to have a closer look. After appreciating the wide-open, uninhabited spaces under the endless canopy of blue sky, we step off for our final stop of the day, Chobe Safari Lodge. We have wildlife viewing opportunities en route to Kasane and the Chobe area. The Chobe National Park, which is the second-largest national park in Botswana and covers 10,566 square km, and has one of the most significant concentrations of game found on the African continent. In the afternoon we go on a sunset cruise on the Chobe River and will have the opportunity to get close up to all that the Chobe Park has to offer from lions, elephants, hippos, crocodiles, birds and much more.
Accommodation: Chobe Safari Lodge (rooms with en-suite bathrooms, bar & restaurant)

DAY 20: Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Continuing our trip, we leave Botswana and drive back to Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. Your guide will take you through to Victoria Falls, and you will have the opportunity to take part in several optional activities like White Water rafting, Bungee jumping or Elephant back safaris, etc.
Accommodation: Amadeus Garden Guest House (rooms with en-suite bathrooms, swimming pool, bar & restaurant)

DAY 21: Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

After breakfast this morning this 21-day safari ends. This memorable lodge safari will leave you with lifelong memories of all that the African continent has to offer.

Tour highlights: The Great Trans African Lodge Safari Tour (Zimbabwe, Namibia, Botswana)

  • Caprivi Strip Wildlife
  • Cultural experience at Rundu
  • Etosha National Park (Namibia)
  • Himba Tribes
  • Damaraland
  • Desert Elephants
  • Swakopmund (Namibia)
  • Sossusvlei (Namibia)
  • Waterberg
  • Bushman Land
  • Okavango Delta (Botswana)
  • Khwai River (Botswana)
  • Magkadigkadi Pans (Botswana)
  • Chobe National Park (Botswana)
  • Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe)

Tour information: The Great Trans African Lodge Safari Tour (Zimbabwe, Namibia, Botswana)

  • Duration: 21 days
  • Departure location: Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
  • Arrival location: Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
  • Type of Safari: Non-participation Lodge Safari
  • Accommodation: During 21 nights of your safari, you will stay in mid-range Lodges, Chalets and Tented Lodges.

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The contact numbers to make a reservation at Great African Safari 21 Days are:

•  Cape Town Reservations +27 (0) 21 794 9050
•  Durban Reservations: +27 (0) 31 941 5945
•  Johannesburg Reservations: +27 (0) 10 446 8045.

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Great African Safari 21 Days is located at the following location / address: Victoria Falls.