20 Day Great Trans-African Lodge Safari

Safari tour package:
A set-date, set-itinerary, group safari
Price per person*:
$4110
Includes internal flights:
No
Length of safari:
20+ days
Best months:
All year
Countries visited:
Parks visited:
Activity level:
Easy - Game drives, bush dinners
Safari type:
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Our Great Trans African Lodge Safari allows you to experience Namibia and Botswana on a comfortable African Safari which starts at Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. Enjoy the comforts of lodgings after an exciting day in the African bush with Jenman Safaris.

A small-group, fully accommodated Lodge Safari, no participation, from Windhoek, through Namibia, Botswana & Zimbabwe, ending in Victoria Falls.

Highlights: Windhoek, Sossusvlei, Walvis Bay Lagoon, Swakopmund, Waterberg, Damaraland, Himba Tribe, Etosha National Park, Bushmanland, Caprivi, Khwai River, Makgadikgadi Pans, Hwange National Park, Chobe National Park and Victoria Falls.

MEALS: B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner

Day 1: Windhoek, Namibia

On arrival at Windhoek Airport, you will be met and transferred to your accommodation, Terra Africa Guest House. The rest of the afternoon may be spent at leisure. This evening you will meet your guide and the rest of your group at the lodge at 18h00 for your pre-departure meeting.

Accommodation:    Terra Africa Guest House or similar (rooms with en-suite bathrooms, swimming pool & bar)
Meals:
Lunch:    For your own account
Dinner:    For your own account

 

Day 2 & 3: Sossusvlei, Namibia  [BLD], [BLD]

Moving south we make our way towards the Namib Naukluft National Park and our accommodation for the next two nights, Agama River Camp. The park contains what is considered to be the oldest desert in the world. 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. 


Day 2

Distance:    280 km    Departure:  07h00

Accommodation:    Agama River Camp or similar (rooms with en-suite bathrooms, swimming pool, bar & restaurant)
Meals:
Breakfast:    At Terra Africa Guest House or similar
Lunch:        Prepared by the guide
Dinner:    At Agama River Camp or similar


Day 3

Distance:    230 km    Departure:  06h00

Meals:
Breakfast:    Breakfast pack from Agama River Camp or similar
Lunch:        Prepared by the guide
Dinner:    At Agama River Camp or similar


Day 4: Namib Naukluft National Park to Swakopmund, Namibia [BL]

The 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 the unique fauna and flora are a must on a Namibian safari. The animals of this harsh landscape include the oryx, springbok and Hartmann’s Mountain Zebra. En-route we make a stop in the small town of Walvis Bay where you may spot a variety of birds including flamingo’s in the lagoon. We arrive at the charming coastal town of Swakopmund in the late afternoon, where you will have the opportunity soak up the atmosphere of this quaint, little German town and enjoy its beauty and beaches. Depending on the time of arrival, half day optional activities can be arranged. 

Distance:    350 km    Departure:  07h00

Accommodation:    Alte Brücke Resort or similar (chalets with en-suite bathrooms)
Meals:
Breakfast:    At Agama River Camp or similar
Lunch:        Prepared by the guide
Dinner:    For your own account


Optional activities in Swakopmund
Below is a list of some of the most popular optional activities on offer in Swakopmund. Pre-booking is recommended to avoid disappointment. The rates are per person and are quoted in South African Rand. All activities are subject to availability and may require a minimum amount of passengers to operate. Certain activities only operate at specific times of the year. Please contact our reservation office for further information. Should you wish to partake in an activity that is not listed below, we will gladly assist you with rates and reservations.

Quad biking (2 hour)                        R 600.00
Tandem Sky Diving                        R 2250.00
Township Tour                               R 450.00
Camel Rides (30 min)                     R 250.00             

*Please note prices are subject to change


Day 5: Waterberg Plateau, Namibia [BLD]

Today we leave the coast behind us and drive to the Waterberg Plateau Park close to Otjiwarongo. On arrival we go for a short hike in the reserve to view the wildlife on the mountain. The plateau was first envisaged as a conservation area for eland, Africa’s largest species of antelope. In 1972 it was proclaimed a reserve and has since become a sanctuary for several rare animals.

Distance:    500 km    Departure:  06h00

Accommodation:    Waterberg Camp or similar (chalets with en-suite bathrooms, swimming pool, bar & restaurant)
Meals:
Breakfast:    At Alte Brücke Resort or similar
Lunch:    Prepared by the guide
Dinner:    Prepared by the guide


Day 6: Kamanjab, Namibia  [BLD]

We leave Waterberg National Park and drive north to Kamanjab, which is the gateway to Damaraland. We visit a Himba village to find out more about their traditions and lifestyle and experience the milking ceremony and smoke bath. Learn about their beliefs around the holy fire, ancestors and herbal medicine. Himba jewellery and hairstyles imitate the status of each tribe member and their close relationship with nature, their cattle and children.
Distance:    315 km    Departure:  08h00

Accommodation:    Oppi Koppi Rest Camp or similar (chalets with en-suite bathrooms, swimming pool, bar & restaurant)
Meals:
Breakfast:    At Waterberg Camp or similar
Lunch:    Prepared by the guide
Dinner:    Prepared by the guide


Day 7 & 8: Etosha National Park, Namibia [BLD], [BLD]    

After breakfast we make our way to Namibia’s best-known highlight of the north – Etosha National Park. We enter the park via the Western Corridor, a previously restricted part of the park, which boasts some of the highest numbers of wildlife. We fill the next two days with game drives in the hopes of spotting the Big Four as well as cheetah, giraffe, zebra and the numerous types of antelope the park has to offer. Our nights are spent at the flood-lit waterholes or viewpoints encountering the park’s various nocturnal animals that come to drink. Etosha was declared a National Park in 1907 and it is home to approx. 114 mammal species, 340 bird species, 110 reptile species, 16 amphibian species and, surprisingly, one species of fish. 

Day 7
Distance:    150 km    Departure:  07h00

Accommodation:    Dolomite Camp or similar (tented chalets with en-suite bathrooms, swimming pool, bar & restaurant)
Meals:
Breakfast:    At Oppi Koppi or similar
Lunch:    Prepared by the guide
Dinner:    At Dolomite Camp or similar


Day 8

Distance:    300 km    Departure:  07h00

Accommodation:    Namutoni Camp or similar (chalets with en-suite bathrooms, swimming pool, bar & restaurant)
Meals:
Breakfast:    At Dolomite Camp or similar
Lunch:    Prepared by the guide
Dinner:    At Namutoni Camp or similar


Day 9: Grootfontein, Namibia [BLD]

Departing from Etosha we drive deep into Bushmanland and on to Roy’s Rest Camp, an ideal stopover in northern Namibia. This afternoon we will take a guided visit to the Living Museum of the Ju’Hoansi-San, a local bushmen community who offer us the opportunity to partake in their daily activities. The Living Museum is an authentic open-air museum where guests can learn about the traditional culture and the original way of living of the San people. A walk is taken in the vicinity of the village with the hunters to search for bush food, watch them prepare snares and ropes and start a fire the Ju/’Hoansi way.

Distance:    225 km    Departure:  08h00

Accommodation:    Roy’s Rest Camp or similar (bungalows with en-suite bathrooms, swimming pool, bar & restaurant)
Meals:
Breakfast:    At Namutoni Camp or similar
Lunch:    Prepared by the guide
Dinner:    At Roy’s Rest Camp or similar


Day 10: Mahangu, Namibia [BLD]

This morning we travel north-west towards the Caprivi and onto our camp in the western Caprivi region, Mahangu Lodge. Mahangu, meaning ‘food of the local people’, is situated next to the Okavango River. Spend the afternoon relaxing next to the pool or on the sundeck bird watching or take an optional sunset boat cruise to explore this magnificent area.

Distance:    420 km    Departure:  08h00

Accommodation:    Mahangu Lodge or similar (rooms with en-suite bathrooms, swimming pool, bar & restaurant)
Meals:
Breakfast:    At Roy’s Rest Camp or similar
Lunch:    Lunch pack from Roy’s Rest Camp
Dinner:    At Mahangu Lodge or similar


Day 11: Maun, Botswana  [BL]

We leave the Caprivi and travel south to 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”. The afternoon is yours to spend at leisure, either relaxing next to the pool at the lodge or if you are keen for some excitement, why not book a scenic flight over the Okavango Delta.

Distance:    430 km    Departure:  07h00

Accommodation:    Thamalakane River Lodge or similar (chalets with en-suite bathrooms, swimming pool, bar & restaurant) 
Meals:
Breakfast:    At Mahangu Lodge or similar
Lunch:    Lunch pack from Mahangu Lodge
Dinner:    For your own account


Optional activities in Maun
Below is a list of some of the most popular optional activities on offer in Maun. Pre-booking is recommended to avoid disappointment. The rates are per person or per flight and are quoted in Botswana Pula or US Dollar. All activities are subject to availability and may require a minimum amount of passengers to operate. Please contact our reservation office for further information. Should you wish to partake in an activity that is not listed below, we will gladly assist you with rates and reservations.

Scenic Flight over the Delta (3, 5 or 6 passengers)        Rate to be advised
Scenic Helicopter Flight (22 min, 3 seater)             $ 135 pp.
Scenic Helicopter Flight (45 min, 3 seater)             $ 625 (excl. departure tax)
Scenic Helicopter Flight (60 min, 3 seats)             $ 830 (excl. departure tax)
Scenic Helicopter Flight (45 min, 4 seater)             $ 910 (excl. departure tax)
Scenic Helicopter Flight (60 min, 4 seater)             $ 1,210 (excl. departure tax)

*Please note prices are subject to change


Day 12: Maun to Greater Khwai, Botswana [BLD]

After breakfast we will be picked up by our local Botswana guides and take a short drive to the mokoro station. From here, we will float in these traditional dug-out canoes through the thick vegetation of the Okavango Delta discovering a variety of birds and wildlife. Unlike other deltas, it flows into the Kalahari Desert without ever reaching the coast. After this spectacular excursion, we make our way to our camp, which is situated in the Greater Khwai region. Once settled into our camp, we will enjoy dinner and embark on a night game drive – a fantastic opportunity to spot some nocturnal animals that are more difficult to encounter during the day. 

Distance:    120 km    Departure:  08h00

Accommodation:    Bedouin Bush Camp or similar (semi-permanent tented camp with en-suite bathrooms)
Meals:
Breakfast:    At Thamalakane River Lodge or similar
Lunch:    At Thamalakane River Lodge or similar
Dinner:    At Bedouin Bush Camp or similar


Day 13: Greater Khwai, Botswana [BLD]

We have the opportunity to spend the day on game drives. In our open 4x4 vehicle we will explore the Greater Khwai River area on morning and afternoon game drives hopefully spotting a variety of game that frequent this region. This area is renowned for its large concentrations of mammals and its exceptional location makes it a regular host to elephant, buffalo, lion, leopard, cheetah and wild dogs. Birdlife is also abundant with exceptional sightings of wildfowl and raptors.

Distance:    150 km    Departure:  07h00

Accommodation:    Bedouin Bush Camp or similar (semi-permanent tented camp with en-suite bathrooms)
Meals:
Breakfast:    At Bedouin Bush Camp or similar
Lunch:    At Bedouin Bush Camp or similar
Dinner:    At Bedouin Bush Camp or similar


Day 14: Greater Khwai to Nata, Botswana  [BLD]

We leave the bush behind and travel east towards the Makgadikgadi Pans, once a large river fed lake, however the pans are now saline and empty. In the afternoon we visit the Nata Bird Sanctuary, where we get the opportunity to enjoy the magnificent view over the Sowa pan, which is part of the Greater Makgadikgadi Pans. (Please note a visit to the pans is subject to the road conditions and water levels as well as time constraints.) 

Distance:    420 km    Departure:  08h00

Accommodation:    Nata Lodge or similar (safari tent with en-suite bathrooms, swimming pool, bar & restaurant)
Meals:
Breakfast:    At Bedouin Bush Camp or similar
Lunch:    Prepared by the guide
Dinner:    At Nata Lodge or similar

 

Day 15 & 16: Nata to Chobe, Botswana  [BLD], [BD]

This morning we head north 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. The afternoon is at leisure to partake in a number of optional activities or to relax by the pool. The next day you will get to see the wildlife of the Chobe National Park on a morning game drive, with the hope of spotting big game up close and also the possibility of an encounter with one of the large predators. 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 animals as they come down to drink, as well as the spectacular African sunset.

Distance:    320 km    Departure:  06h00

Accommodation:    Chobe Safari Lodge or similar (rooms with en-suite bathrooms, swimming pool, bar & restaurant)
Meals:

Day 15:
Breakfast:    At Nata Lodge or similar
Lunch:    Prepared by the guide
Dinner:    At Chobe Safari Lodge or similar

Day 16:
Breakfast:    At Chobe Safari Lodge or similar
Lunch:    For your own account
Dinner:    At Chobe Safari Lodge or similar

 

Day 17 & 18: Chobe to Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe  [BLD], [BLD]

Today we make our way across the border into Zimbabwe and onto Hwange National Park where we spend the next two nights. Hwange National Park is one of Africa's finest havens for wildlife and is home to vast herds of elephant, buffalo, and zebra and has a very large concentration of giraffe. It is also home to many predators and endangered species plus varied birdlife. A full day game drive is included on the park on the second day.

Distance:    265 km    Departure:  08h00

Accommodation:    Sable Sands or similar (tented chalets with en-suite bathroom, swimming pool & bar area)
Meals:


Day 17:

Breakfast:    At Chobe Safari Lodge or similar
Lunch:    Prepared by the guide
Dinner:    At Sable Sands or similar


Day 18:

Breakfast:    At Sable Sands or similar
Lunch:    Lunch pack from Sable Sands or similar
Dinner:    At Sable Sands or similar


Day 19: Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe [B]

Continuing our trip, we turn northwards to Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. Your guide will take you on a tour of the mighty 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 optional activities on offer.

Distance:    190 km    Departure:  09h00

Accommodation:    Ilala Lodge similar (rooms with en-suite bathrooms, swimming pool, bar & restaurant)
Meals:
Breakfast:    At Sable Sands or similar
Lunch:    For your own account
Dinner:    For your own account


Optional activities in Victoria Falls

Below is a list of some of the most popular optional activities on offer in Victoria Falls. Pre-booking is recommended to avoid disappointment.  The rates are per person and are quoted in US Dollars. All activities are subject to availability and may require a minimum amount of passengers to operate. Certain activities only operate at specific times of the year. Please contact our reservation office for further information.  Should you wish to partake in an activity that is not listed below, we will gladly assist you with rates and reservations.

15 Minute Helicopter Flight                                   $ 172.50 (excl. levies)
22 Minute Helicopter Flight                                   $ 270.00 (excl. levies)
Boma Dinner                                                       $ 65.00
Sunset Cruise                                                     $ 57.50
Dinner Cruise                                                      $ 86.50
Bungi Jump                                                        $ 171.00
Canoeing (full day)                                              $ 172.50
Horse Back Safaris (novice)                                $ 92.00
Rafting (full day, low water)                                 $ 172.50
Rafting (full day, high water)                                $ 161.00
Flying Fox (Cable Slide)                                      $ 48.50
Gorge Swing                                                      $ 109.00
Zip Line                                                             $ 79.00
Canopy Tour                                                      $ 60.50
Tram & Bridge Champagne Sunset Tour               $ 75.00
Moonlight Dinner Run (tram)                                $ 170.00

*Please note prices are subject to change


Day 20: Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe  [B]

Our safari ends after breakfast. You will be transferred to Victoria Falls Airport in time for your departure flight. We hope to welcome you again one day on another of our African adventures.

Meals:
Breakfast:    At Ilala Lodge or similar

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Aardvark
Aardvark
African buffalo
African buffalo
African caracal
African caracal
Baboon
Baboon
Bat-eared fox
Bat-eared fox
Rhinoceros
Rhinoceros
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Horseback riding
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