Etosha, Caprivi and Okonjima
Duration: 14 nights
Tour group: prices quoted are for 2 people, if your party is larger then please contact us and we’ll be happy to send you a quotation
Accommodation: fully accommodated
Vehicle: 4×4 vehicle Nissan / Toyota double cab
Cost: Low season: £poa. and high season: £poa. per person, excluding flights
Tour in brief: Caprivi Strip, Etosha & Okonjima
You arrive in Windhoek’s Hosea Kutako Airport where you will be met by your vehicle hire representative who willbe familiarise you with your 4×4. This afternoon you can shop for your forthcoming trip before leaving the city for the short drive north to Okanhandja en route to Etosha and your overnight stop. You will be heading for a quiet Farmstead which is a perfect place to spend your first night in Namibia, quiet and peaceful with fine cuisine and comfy rooms
o/n Farmstead outside Okahandja, dinner, bed and breakfast
You leave early this morning and get back on the tar road north to Grootfontein. Just north of here is Roy’s Rest Camp which is a quirky half way stop where there is an open air bar and restaurant and the furniture and fittings are made out of recycled junk and car parts! Roy’s is a very popular camp where there’s an open lapa bar, a swimming pool and restaurant and is a perfect place to stop en route to the Caprivi Strip.
o/n Roy’s Rest Camp, dinner, bed and breakfast
Days 3, 4, 5 & 6
Back on the road once more this morning you’ll complete your long drive north when you reach Bagani and the start of the Caprivi Strip. Here you turn south on the gravel road towards the Botswana border where you will find the wonderful Popa Falls, this rest camp has recently been refurbished and is situated on the banks of the Okavango River and takes its name from the rapids that form on the river. The lovely stilted chalets have wonderful views of the river and the bird life here is prolific. Mahango National Park is a short drive from Popa Falls and it is here that you will find an abundance of wildlife including species that don’t live in Etosha including, roan and sable antelope, buffalo, hippos, crocodile, ground hornbills as well as elephant, lion, leopard and a wealth of bird life.
o/n Popa Falls, Riverside Chalet, Bed & Breakfast
Days 7, 8 & 9
You retrace your steps this morning back to Grootfontein and then west into Etosha National Park for the start of your 7 nights in this world famous wildlife sanctuary. Not only is this area home to some of Etosha’s largest lion prides, leopard sightings here are frequent, this area is home to the majority of the park’s giraffe and it is one of the best places in Africa to see the world’s smallest antelope, the diminutive Damara Dik-Dik.
o/n Namutoni Camp, Bush Chalet, Bed & Breakfast
Days 10 & 11
This morning you travel into the wooded area surrounding Halali Camp. This diverse sector has both Mopani woodland and dry savannah that rolls down to the very edge of the giant salt pan. The floodlit waterhole is a real highlight of this camp with black rhino and huge herds of elephants often seen along with porcupines, honey badgers and even the ever elusive leopard.
o/n Halali Camp, Bush Chalet, Bed & Breakfast
Days 12 & 13
You head further into the park this morning to the central area surrounding Okaukuejo which is known for its open plains and wide vistas where vast herds of herbivores trek endlessly to the camp’s floodlit waterhole followed by the ever present carnivores looking for their next meal.
o/n Okaukuejo Camp, Waterhole Chalet, Bed & Breakfast
After a final game drive you leave the peace and quiet of Etosha and head south on the tar road until you reach the gates to Okonjima. The lodge lies a further 24km into the middle of the mountains and it is here you will spend your last night searching for some of Africa’s biggest carnivores. Options include walking with wild cheetah, tracking leopard, hyena and wild dog from an open vehicle with the aid of a telemetry and visiting the Africat Foundation. With its magnificent rooms, excellent cuisine and genuine conservation story, Okonjima is always a highlight of any trip to Namibia.
o/n Okonjima Bush Camp – full board including activities
After a final morning trail or a well deserved lie in you have a three and a half hour drive back to Windhoek where you’ll drop off your 4×4 at the airport in time for your flight back to the UK
o/n 36,000 feet
Total cost: Low season: £poa. and high season: £poa. per person, based on 2 people sharing, excluding flights (2016 prices)
Included: 4×4 vehicle with insurance / all accommodation as described above / some meals as per itinerary / copy of a Photographer Guide to Etosha National Park / full organisation, advice and support for your tour
Excluded: Fuel / meals unless included in itinerary / National Park fees of circa £10.00 per adult per day / items of a personal nature