Northern Experience Safari

Safari tour package:
A set-date, set-itinerary, group safari
Price per person*:
$3925
Includes internal flights:
No
Length of safari:
20+ days
Best months:
January March - December
Countries visited:
Parks visited:
Activity level:
Easy - Game drives, bush dinners
Safari type:
Adventure safaris Big five Camping safaris Camping
*Prices are estimates and used as guidelines only. Please contact the tour operator for an exact quote.
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Highlights
• Cape Town
• Cedarberg
• Orange River
• Fish River Canyon
• Sossusvlei
• Sesriem
• Swakopmund
• Himba experience
• Rock painting in Brandberg and Twyfelfontein
• Etosha - Etosha National Park
• Okavango Delta
• Eastern Caprivi
• Mudumo National Park
• Chobe National Park
• Victoria Falls

DAY 1; (1 Night) 
CAPE TOWN, South Africa  [Hotel]

VIew of Table Mountain, Cape TownOn arrival in Cape Town, you will be met and transferred to the Lady Hamilton Hotel. You have the remainder of the day at leisure. This evening you will meet your guide and the rest of the group for your pre-departure meeting.


Distance / Time: N/A
Overnight: Lady Hamilton or similar (rooms with en-suite bathrooms, swimming pool and restaurant).
Overnight Revised 2014: The Townhouse Hotel or similar (rooms with en-suite bathrooms, bar and restaurant). 
Meals: All meals at your own account.
Optional Activities: Full Day Cape Point Tour, Full Day Cape Winelands Tour, Half Day City Tour, Township Tour, Shark Cage Diving.


DAYS 2; (1 Night) 
CAPE TOWN TO CEDARBERG MOUNTAINS, South Africa  [Lodge]

VIew over Cederberg MountainsAn early start takes us to the beach on the Atlantic Ocean to have a last look at Table Mountain across the bay. After lunch we head towards the Cedarberg Mountains, where we overnight in Citrusdal, a rural village set amongst lush green citrus orchards. The afternoon is at leisure for you to explore the area or relax by the pool.


Departure: 8am 
Distance / Time: 250kms 
Overnight: The Old Village or similar (rooms with en-suite bathrooms, restaurant, bar).
Overnight Revised 2014: Clanwilliam Lodge or similar (rooms with en-suite bathrooms, restaurant, bar and swimming pool). 
Meals: Breakfast at Lady Hamilton or similar, Lunch prepared by guide, Dinner at Old Village or similar.
Meals Revised 2014: Breakfast at Townhouse Hotel or similar, Lunch prepared by guide, Dinner at Clanwilliam Lodge or similar.

DAYS 3 - 4; (2 Nights) 
CEDARBERG TO ORANGE RIVER, Namibia  [Chalets]

View of Felix Unite Camp ProvenanceTravelling up the West Coast, we pass through some magnificent mountain ranges on our way to the Orange River. If you are travelling in spring you will see the spectacular carpets of wildflowers in the famous Namaqualand region. Later in the afternoon we will reach the Orange River, the natural border between South Africa and Namibia. The next day the only travelling is done in a canoe. Put your feet up and relax as the currents take you downstream the Orange River – mind the rapids though!


Departure: 7am
Distance / Time: 511kms
Overnight: Felix Unite Camp Provenance or similar (chalets with ensuite bathrooms, swimming pool, bar).
Meals Day 3: Breakfast at The Old Village or similar, Lunch prepared by guide, Dinner prepared by guide.
Meals Day 3 Revised 2014: Breakfast at Clanwilliam Lodge or similar, Lunch prepared by guide, Dinner prepared by guide. 
Meals Day 4: Breakfast at Felix Unite, Lunch packed by Felix Unite or Similar, Dinner prepared by guide.

DAY 5; (1 Night) 
AI-AIS AND FISH RIVER CANYON, Namibia  [Chalets]

View of Fish River CanyonToday we head to Ai-Ais, where we stop for lunch. Here thermal water rich in sulphates and fluorides and with a temperature of approx 60°C gushes forth from the springs. In the Nama language, "Ai-Ais" means "burning water". We then proceed to our accommodation which is situated close to the Fish River Canyon, the second largest canyon on earth. Later in the evening we take in another perfect African sunset with the magnificent views and scenery along the edge of the canyon.


Departure: 8am
Distance / Time: 160kms
Overnight: Canon Road House or similar (rooms with en-suite bathrooms, swimming pool, bar & restaurant).
Meals: Breakfast prepared by guide, Lunch prepared by guide, Dinner prepared by guide.
Meals Revised 2014: Breakfast at Felix Unite or similar, Lunch prepared by guide, Dinner Canon Road House or similar.

DAYS 6 - 7; (2 Nights) 
SOSSUSVLEI, Namibia  [Chalets]

SossusvleiMoving inland we make our way towards the Namib Naukluft National Park. The next morning we need to wake up early to visit the world's highest sand dunes at Sossusvlei and Deadvlei. These dunes, which can reach heights of over 300 m, are absolutely spectacular and provide for a fantastic photo opportunity. With luck, there may even be water in the vlei (lake). We also stop to view the Sesriem Canyon, which was carved millions of years ago by the Tsauchab River.


Departure: 7am
Distance: 600kms
Overnight: Sesriem Camp or similar (rooms with en-suite bathrooms, swimming pool, bar & restaurant).
Overnight Revised 2014: Hammerstein Lodge or similar (rooms with en-suite bathrooms, swimming pool, bar & restaurant).
Meals Day 6: Breakfast prepared by guide, Lunch prepared by guide, Dinner prepared by guide.
Meals Day 6 Revised 2014: Breakfast at Canon Road House or similar, Lunch prepared by guide, Dinner prepared by guide.
Meals Day 7: Breakfast prepared by guide, Lunch prepared by guide, Dinner prepared by guide.
Meals Day 7 Revised 2014: Breakfast packs from Hammerstein Lodge or similar, Lunch pack prepared by guide, Dinner at your own account.


DAYS 8 - 9; (2 Nights) 
NAMIB NAUKLUFT NATIONAL PARK TO SWAKOPMUND, Namibia  [Guest House]

Landscape accross the Naim Naukluft National ParkThe day is spent driving through the Namib Naukluft National Park on our way to Swakopmund. The Namib-Naukluft Desert is an ancient land with an ageless spirit. It is home to some of the rarest plant and animal species in the world; sightings of this flora and fauna on a Namibian safari are a must. The animals of this harsh landscape include the Oryx, springbok and Hartmann's Mountain Zebra. One can also see the Welwitschia Mirabilis which is an odd-looking desert shrub and one of these 'shrubs' is a large, protected specimen estimated at over 1 500 years old. We arrive into the charming coastal town of Swakopmund, where you will have the opportunity to partake in a few of the many optional activities that are offered over the next two days. Alternatively just soak up the atmosphere of this little quaint German town and enjoy its beauty and beaches.


Departure: 9am
Distance / Time: 395kms
Overnight: Hotel A La Mer or similar (standard rooms with en-suite bathrooms).
Meals Day 8: Breakfast prepared by guide, Lunch prepared by guide, Dinner at your own account.
Meals Day 8 Revised 2014: Breakfast at Hammerstein Lodge or similar, Lunch prepared by guide, Dinner at your own account. 
Meals Day 9: Breakfast Hotel A La Mer or similar, Lunch at your own account, Dinner at your own account. 
Optional Activities: Quadbiking, Sandboarding lie – down, Sandboarding stand - up, Living Desert Tour, Tandem Sky Diving, Shore fishing, Boat fishing, Tandem Tour, Township Tour.

DAYS 10; (1 Night) 
CAPE CROSS SEAL COLONY AND BRANDBERG, Namibia  [Lodge]

Cape Cross Seal ColonyWe follow the barren Atlantic Coast line on our way out of Swakopmund to visit Cape Cross - the largest breeding place of the Cape Fur Seals. Leaving the cold Atlantic coastline behind we then head inland across the desert plains for Brandberg, the highest mountain in Namibia. Either this afternoon or the next morning we take a walk to visit the "White Lady" one of the most famous rock paintings in the area. The footpath to the site offers spectacular views over the plains of Damaraland.


Departure: 8am
Distance / Time: 330kms
Overnight: Brandberg White Lady Lodge or similar (rooms with en-suite bathrooms, swimming pool, bar & restaurant).
Meals: Breakfast at A la Mer or similar, Lunch prepared by guide, Dinner prepared by guide. 
Meals Revised 2014: Breakfast at A la Mer or similar, Lunch prepared by guide, Dinner at Brandberg White Lady Lodge or similar.

DAY 11; (1 Night)
TWYFELFONTEIN, PETRIFIED FOREST AND HIMBA VILLAGE, Namibia   [Lodge]

Bushman paintings at TwyfelfonteinOn our journey today we will stop to see ancient Bushmen paintings at Twyfelfontein as well as the Petrified Forest, the trees of which are estimated to be 250 million years old. Twyfelfontein was named a World Heritage site in 2007, the first in the country. Depending on the time of arrival we go and explore a traditional Himba village this afternoon or the next morning. This will be a journey of culture exchange, learning and understanding of the last traditional tribe in Namibia, the Ova-Himba.


Departure: 7am
Distance / Time: 350kms
Overnight: Oase Garni Guesthouse or similar (rooms with en-suite bathrooms, swimming pool, bar & restaurant).
Overnight Revised 2014: Oppi Koppi Restcamp or similar (Chalets with en-suite bathrooms, swimming pool, bar & restaurant).
Meals: Breakfast at Brandberg White Lady Lodge, Lunch prepared by guide, Dinner at Oase Garni Guesthouse or similar.
Meals Revised 2014: Breakfast at Brandberg White Lady Lodge, Lunch prepared by guide, Dinner at Oppi Koppi Restcamp or similar.

DAY 12; (1 Night)
KAMAJAB TO ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK, Namibia   [Chalet]

View of Accommodation at OkaukuejoAfter our cultural experience in Kamanjab, we head to Etosha National Park. Etosha Game park was declared a National Park in 1907, it is home to approx. 114 mammal species, 340 bird species, 110 reptile species, 16 amphibian species and, surprisingly, one species of fish.


Departure: 8am
Distance / Time: 270kms
Overnight: Okaukuejo or similar (rooms with en-suite bathrooms, swimming pool, bar & restaurant).
Meals: Breakfast at Oase Garni Guesthouse or similar, Lunch prepared by guide, Dinner prepared by guide.
Meals Revised 2014: Breakfast at Oppi Koppi Restcamp or similar, Lunch prepared by guide, Dinner at Okaukuejo or similar.

DAYS 13 - 14; (2 Nights)
ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK, Namibia   [Chalets]

Wildlife in the Etosha National ParkWe fill the next 2 days spent on game drives in the hopes of spotting some of the big five as well as cheetah, giraffe, zebra and the numerous different types of antelope the park has to offer. Our nights are spent at the flood lit waterholes encountering the parks various nocturnal animals as they come to drink.


Departure Day 13: 8am
Distance / Time Day 13: 150kms
Overnight Day 13: Halali or similar (rooms with en-suite bathrooms, swimming pool, bar & restaurant).
Meals Day 13: Breakfast at Okaukuejo or similar, Lunch prepared by guide, Dinner prepared by guide. 

Departure Day 14: 8am
Distance / Time Day 14: 150kms
Overnight Day 14: Namutoni or similar (rooms with en-suite bathrooms, swimming pool, bar & restaurant).
Meals Day 14: Breakfast at Halali or similar, Lunch prepared by guide, Dinner prepared by guide.

DAYS 15 - 16;   (2 Nights)
ETOSHA TO KAVANGO RIVER, Namibia   [Chalets]

Boat cruise on the Kavango RiverOur journey continues west as we drive along the Caprivi Strip to the town of Rundu. We make our way to N'Kwazi Lodge and spend a relaxing afternoon at our lodge on the banks of the Kavango River. Optional activities such as horse riding or a sunset cruise are available; alternatively just relax by the pool with a sundowner listening to the sounds of mother nature.


Departure: 8am
Distance / Time: 360kms
Overnight: N'Kwazi Lodge (chalets with en-suite bathrooms, swimming pool, bar & restaurant).
Overnight Revised 2014: Kaisosi River Lodge (rooms with en-suite bathrooms, swimming pool, bar & restaurant). 
Meals Day 15: Breakfast at Namutoni or similar, Lunch prepared by guide, Dinner at at own account.
Meals Day 16: Breakfast at N'Kwazi Lodge or similar, Lunch at own account, Dinner at own account.
Meals Day 16 Revised 2014: Breakfast at Kaisosi River Lodge or similar, Lunch at own account, Dinner at own account.


DAYS 17 - 18;   (2 Nights)
KAVANGO RIVER TO OKAVANGO DELTA, Botswana   [Perminent Tents]

Aerial view of Okavango DeltaWe leave Namibia for Etsha 13, on the western border of the Okavango Delta in Botswana. Unlike other deltas, it flows into the Kalahari Desert without reaching the coast, which makes it unique. The next day is spent exploring the network of water pathways through thick vegetation in mokoros (traditional dugout canoes), discovering a variety of birds and wildlife and will stop at a secluded island to take a 1½ hour guided walk hoping to spot elephants, waterbuck or other animals living in this water filled paradise.


Departure: 8am
Distance / Time: 370kms
Overnight: Guma Lagoon Camp or similar (permanent tents, with en-suite bathroom, bar area).
Meals Day 17: Breakfast at N'Kwazi Lodge or similar, Lunch prepared by guide, Dinner prepared by guide.
Meals Day 17 Revised 2014: Breakfast at Kaisosi River Lodge or similar, Lunch prepared by guide, Dinner prepared by guide. 
Meals Day 18: Breakfast Guma Lagoon Camp or similar, Lunch packed from Guma Lagoon Camp, Dinner prepared by guide.

DAY 19;   (1 Night)
EASTERN CAPRIVI, Namibia   [Chalets]

Bird in the CapriviLeaving Botswana, we drive up the Western border of the Okavango Delta before crossing back into Namibia and driving through the Caprivi to our camp on the banks of the Kwando River. In the afternoon you will go on a game drive to the Mudumo National Park. In contrast to the rest of Namibia, the area is lush with riverine forest,  marshes, dense savannah and mopane woodland.


Departure: 8am
Distance / Time: 350kms
Overnight: Camp Kwando (chalets with en-suite bathrooms, swimming pool, bar & restaurant).
Meals: Breakfast prepared by guide, Lunch prepared by guide, Dinner at your own account.
Meals Revised 2014: Breakfast at Guma Lagoon Camp or similar, Lunch prepared by guide, Dinner at your own account.

DAY 20;   (1 Night)
CHOBE NATIONAL PARK, Botswana   [Lodge]

The next morning we head along the Caprivi and cross the border back into Botswana to Kasane, the gateway to the Chobe National Park. Chobe, which is the second largest national park in Botswana and covers 10,566 square km, has one of the greatest concentrations of elephant found on the African continent. In the afternoon we go on a cruise on the Chobe River, a truly unforgettable experience and one of the best ways to view the wildlife and the spectacular sunset.


Departure: 9am
Distance / Time: 265kms
Overnight: Chobe Safari Lodge or similar (rooms with en-suite bathrooms, swimming pool, bar & restaurant).
Overnight Revised 2014: Chobe Bakwena Lodge or similar (Tented Chalets with en-suite bathrooms, swimming pool, bar & restaurant). 
Meals: Breakfast at Camp Kwando or similar, Lunch prepared by guide, Dinner Chobe Safari Lodge or similar.
Meals Revised 2014: Breakfast at Camp Kwando or similar, Lunch prepared by guide, Dinner at Chobe Bakwena Lodge or similar.

DAY 21;   (1 Night)
CHOBE NATIONAL PARK TO VICTORIA FALLS, Zimbabwe   [Guest House]

Victoria FallsContinuing our trip we leave Botswana and drive to Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. Your guide will take you on a tour of the might Victoria Falls, known by the local Kololo tribe as Mosi oa Tunya- "the Smoke that thunders". The rest of the day may be spent at leisure or partaking in one of the many activities on offer.


Departure: 9am
Distance / Time: 90kms
Overnight: Amadeus Garden Guesthouse or similar (rooms with ensuite bathrooms, swimming pool & bar).
Overnight Revised 2014: Victoria Cliff Top Lodge (Permanent tented chalets with en-suite bathrooms, swimming pool, bar & restaurant) or Ilala Lodge (Rooms with en-suite bathrooms, swimming pool, bar & restaurant).
Meals: Breakfast Chobe Safari Lodge or similar, Lunch at your own account, Dinner at your own account.
Meals Revised 2014: Breakfast at Chobe Bakwena Lodge or similar, Lunch at your own account, Dinner at your own account.

DAY 22;   
VICTORIA FALLS, Zimbabwe   [END OF TOUR]

Our safari ends after breakfast. We hope to welcome you again one day on another of our African adventures.

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