Turistaktiviteter – Namibia – Syd-Afrika – Botswana og Zimbabwe

Nedenstående er et eksempel på turistrejse som vi kan arrangere:

SAFARI TOUR THROUGH BOTWANA, ZIMBABWE AND NAMIBIA

(Incl. 13x Days & 12 Nights)

„From the greatest wildlife concentrations along the edge of the Chobe- and Okavango Rivers to the magnificent and breathtaking beauty of David Livingstone’s Victoria Falls. Further on the Okavango delta sprawls like an open palm across north-western Botswana. With the oldest desert on earth and the treacherous Skeleton Coast, Namibia still manages to sustain an incredible variety of living things, in terrain that is as striking as it is desolate. To the west, the Namib Desert forms a barrier between the interior and the shores of the icy Atlantic. Further inland, petrified forests, dating back 250million years, stand next to fossil riverbeds snaking across the dry land. Prehistoric-looking trees with gnarled branches rise up out of a boulderland of black rock, and ancient welwitschia plants, seemingly half dead, lie baking in the sun.”

Tim O’Hagan

Safari Route:
Johannesburg – Kasane in Botswana (2x Nights Chobe River Lodge) – Vic Falls in Zimbabwe (2x Nights Amadeus Lodge) – Caprivi Region in Namibia (1x Night Popa Falls) – Tsumeb (1x Night Minen Hotel) – Etosha National Park (2x Nights Namutoni- & Okaukuejo Camp) – Hillendale Game Ranch (1x Night Hillendale Game Ranch) – Twyfelfontein (1x Night Ugab River Lodge) – Swakopmund
(2x Nights Crayfish Creek Lodge) – Windhoek

Safari Program:

FB = Fullboard, D = Dinner, B, B = Bed & Breakfast

Day 1

Arrival in Johannesburg. You take a connecting flight to Kasane in Botswana. You are collected at the airport by your guide and we drive to our lodge namely the Chobe River Lodge – complete with swimming pool, bar and all the commodities needed to make your first night in Africa an unforgettable experience.

Overnight in Chobe River Lodge in Kasane

B,B

Day 2

In the morning we take a game drive through the Chobe National Park. In the afternoon we undertake a boat trip on the Chobe River, where you can also fish, should you wish. This boat trip takes us as close as 3m from crocodile, hippos and waterlizard. On the many islands you can see the hordes of elephant and buffalo herds as well as other species like puku, lechwe, sable, roan and waterbuck. Many different bird species like fish eagle, marabou, kingfisher and vultures can also be spotted. We return to our lodge after sunset to enjoy our dinner at the edge of the Chobe River.

Overnight in Chobe River Lodge in Kasane

B,B

Day 3

After breakfast our trip takes us through the Kasangulu National Park for 70km to Vic Falls in Zimbabwe. On our way we can see elephant, sable, zebra and many other animals. The awesome beauty of the Victoria Falls, also known as “The smoke that Thunders”, is matched by very few waterfalls in the world. Extending for about 1 700m across the Zambezi River and 108m at their highest point, the falls comprise the Devil’s Crater, Main Falls, Horseshoe Falls, Rainbow Falls, Armchair Falls and Eastern Cataract.

Overnight in Amadeus Lodge in Vic Falls

B,B

Day 4

We explore this area around Vic Falls today. We visit the Craft Village, which depicts the culture and lifestyle of various ethnic groups; The Zambezi Nature Sanctuary which incorporates a crocodile ranch as well as a golf course where many animals roam free on the greens! Late afternoon we undertake a drive to photograph the many herds of elephant, buffalo and impala at the edge of the Zambezi river. For dinner we experience a true African style buffet – complete with African music and dances.

Overnight in Amadeus Lodge in Vic Falls

B,B

Day 5

Today our trip takes us to the Caprivi region in Namibia. This route takes us over the Chobe-, Lynati- and Zambezi Rivers. At Popa Falls, just north of Mahango, the Kavango River’s journey to the Okavango Delta is blocked by a quartzite barrier that extends for about a kilometer across the river. Where the river breaches the reef, it splits up into multitude of small islands and rushing channels to form a series of spectacular rapids.

Overnight in Popa Falls in the Caprivi

B,B

Day 6

Early in the morning we start our drive through the Mahango Nature Reserve. The
road passes alongside the Kavango River floodplains, where reedbuck and herds of red
lechwe graze. The elusive sitatunga also occurs here. Mahango is home to a healthy
elephant population With the path through the woodlands, animals roaming here are
roan, sable, kudu, giraffe and Burchell’s zebra This park is also one of the top birding
spots in Africa. We drive further through the Caprivi Game Park, which is bounded in
the west by the Kavango River and in the east by the Kwando River and is 200km long
and 40km wide, to Tsumeb where we will also overnight. On the way there, we also
visit the Hoba Meteorite at Grootfontein. Measuring nearly 3m in length and width, and with a mass of 60 tonnes, this is the largest iron meteorite in the world and has a unique cuboid shape.

Overnight in the Minen Hotel in Tsumeb

Day 7

From Tsumeb we drive in the direction of the Etosha National Park. On our way we visit the Otjikoto Lake and Ombili Community and school
. We enter the park in the afternoon at the Namutoni Gate and observe the small Damara Dik-diks on the „Dik-dik Drive“. After sunset, we watch the animals drinking at the waterhole.

Overnight in Namutoni Camp in Etosha Park

B,B

Day 8

We spend the day in the Etosha park and drive in the direction of Okaukuejo camp. This park is one of the biggest African game-reserves. The park’s name, which means „great white place of dry water“, is
taken from the vast white and greenish-colored Etosha Pan. This vast park takes in over
20,000sq km and protects 114 mammal species, as well as 340 bird species, 16 reptiles and

amphibians, one fish species and countless varieties of insects. At nights we will watch the animals drink at the world-renowned floodlit waterhole at the camp where you can even see rhinos.

Overnight in Okaukuejo Camp in Etosha Park

B,B

Day 9

This morning we drive to our farm, Hillendale – 130km from here. We spend the day on the farm to wash our clothes and prepare ourselves for the next part of the tour. Here you can relax in the sun or go for a stroll to one of the various waterholes on the farm from where you can see the antelope and birds drink. After sunset we sit around the log fire from where we have a magnificent view of the stars of the southern hemisphere.

Overnight at Hillendale Game Ranch

FB

Day 10

From Hillendale we drive to Twyfelfontein. The Brandberg, „fire mountain“, is named after the effect created by the setting sun on it’s western face, which causes this granite massif to resemble a burning slag heap glowing red. Its summit, Königstein, is Namibia’s highest peak at 2579m. The mountain’s main attraction is the gallery of rock paintings – with the most famous painting, the „White Lady of the Brandberg“. We also visit the 6000year old engravings at Twyfelfontein and the „Petrified Forest“ which is an open area of veld scattered with petrified tree trunks.

Overnight in the Ugab River Lodge

B,B

Day 11

After breakfast our tour takes us in the coastal direction and to Swakopmund. On the way, we do a stop at Cape-Cross near Henties Bay at the Skeleton-coast. Here we find Africa’s largest seal colony at with approximately 250 000 animals. On our way further we also visit the „Lichen Fields” which consists of algae and fungi living in symbiosis. With palm-lined streets, seaside promenades and some fine hotels, Swakopmund is Namibia’s most popular holiday destination. This old German town still boasts german architectural build with half-timbered houses and colonial era structures as well as many german named streets like „Kaizer Willhelm Straβe”. We also visit the National

Marine Aquarium, the Crystal Gallery, Museum and the Living Desert Snake Park. Swakopmund is also a shopper’s paradise with its numerous shops – all walking distance from one another. We overnight at our own Lodge – 15km from Swakopmund – at Longbeach. Here, we are situated only 200m of the beach.

Overnight in Crayfish Creek Lodge in Longbeach

B,B

Day 12

A three-hour trip to the Moonscape and the Welwitchia Mirabilis Way, with its 1500 year old plants, is on our program for the day. Later in the day we stop at „Dune 7“ – one of the highest sand dunes in this region, as well as the lagoon at Walvis Bay. This shallow and sheltered 45,000 ha lagoon attracts a range of coastal water birds and supports half the flamingo population of Southern Africa. In the afternoon we reach Swakopmund and enjoy a lovely dinner at one of the renowned seafood restaurants.

Overnight in Crayfish Creek Lodge in Longbeach

B,B

Day 13

After breakfast our trip back to Windhoek is started. We drive along the edge of the Namib Naukluft Park and over the highest pass in Namibia, namely the Spreethoogte Pass (2.219m). In the afternoon we reach Windhoek and drive to the airport where you check in for your flight back to Europe.

Prisen for turist rejse er afhængig af hvilket land du besøger. Der er inkluderet Bed and Breakfast samt transfer i dagsraten. Dagsraten for Namibia og Syd-Afrika er kr. 1.400 pr. person, men i Zimbabwe og Botswana er dagsraten  kr. 1.875.  Entrebilletter, visa og drikkepenge er ikke inkluderet. 

 

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