Day 1-2 Windhoek - Namib Rand (Namib Desert)
Arrival at Windhoek and the entry formalities. Continuation on board of a private plane to the south-west to one of the most picturesque corners of the Namib desert, the Namib Rand Private Reserve, which is reached by a flight of one hour and 15 minutes. And transfer to a lodge consisting of chalets on wooden platforms that allow you to control from above, in every direction, the beautiful landscape of the reserve. In the afternoon excursion by jeep to discover this region where the red sand dunes alternating with stretches of acacia trees and brown rocky mountains. The next day is devoted to off-road trips to fully appreciate the beauty of the place, habitat of gazelles, ostriches and Oryx. No one else has a desert environment so rich and varied of animal life and this through a food chain, water-powered fog due to the Benguela Current that every night downloads up to 60 kilometers inside moisture providing sustenance to all living beings in the Namib. Full board.
Day 3-4 Namib Rand - Windhoek - Maun - Okavango Delta
Take off at dawn for an over flight of extraordinary suggestion from the Namib desert to the ocean with the muted lighting in the morning, that highlight the profiles of the dunes. Once on the coast at low altitude and continue to admire the colonies of sea lions and the famous shipwrecks of this stretch of beach. After a brief stopover in Windhoek for the customs formalities, continue to Maun (2 hours and 45 minutes), in Botswana, gateway to the Okavango Delta. Arrival and accommodation in a lodge located in the heart of the delta.The rest of the day is devoted to the exploration of this unusual environment. The river rises in Angola, in a region where rainfall is abundant. It takes six months because its water reaches the plains of the Kalahari bringing life in northern Botswana, at the height of the dry season. So every year, before disappearing in the sand, the Okavango turn the desert into an intricate maze of canals and lagoons among which rise hundreds of islands covered with lush vegetation. The concentration of animals is very high and seems to move in an Eden forgotten. The following day is a discovery, accompanied by local rangers, water in this universe, in the heart of the Okavango Delta: the visits the idyllic canals and lagoons are mainly carried out in "Mokoro", typical local canoes, stopping ground and walks on small islands dotted with palms. Full board.
Day 5 Okavango - Livingstone - Victoria Falls
Continuing with the private plane for Zambia, flying over the endless grasslands of Moremi and Savuti Chobe River and a stretch. Brief stopover in Kasane for the custom formalities. Today a spectacular sight awaits us: the Victoria Falls seen from above. Arrive in Livingstone and hotel accommodation. Rest of the day will be to visit the falls. Breakfast and overnight.
Day 6 Victoria Falls - Mfuwe - South Luangwa National Park
Departure flight to Mfuwe. Arrival and departure to the South Luangwa National Park, which is reached by driving about thirty miles of paved road. In this park, covering an area of 9050 kilometers square paradise wild, they live more than forty species of large mammals and over 400 species of birds. Splendid is also the natural environment: in the heart of this great valley meandering Luangwa River which is picturesque and meandering lagoons. Continue along the dirt road inside the park, arrival and accommodation in lodge. In the late afternoon there will be a safari by jeep. Full board.
Day 7-8 Park South Luangwa - Mfuwe - Ruaha National Park
Continuing the trip from Mfuwe to Tanzania. After the completion of the custom formalities in Mbeya, and departure for Ruaha Park. Arrival and transfer to the lodge. In the afternoon there is a first safari park, which stretches between 750 and 1900 meters above sea level and offers a unique ecosystem. The following day the safari continues to explore the Ruaha. This park, little known and still very wild, winds through scenic landscapes: rolling green hills, groves of acacia trees, savannah dotted with baobab trees, large dry river, majestic trees, spectacular gorges where the Great Ruaha River continues to carve his course plotting the eastern boundary of the park. A very picturesque natural environment that the presence of animals becomes an earthly paradise: hundreds of moving prancing giraffes, zebras painted white and black, the savannah, a population of ten thousand elephants populate the bush, lions rest under the acacias. .. Here we encounter a large number of animals that are not present in the parks of the north, such as greater kudu - the very symbol of the park - the horse and the antelope Lycaon. There are two long "game drive" and, on request, walking safaris accompanied by a ranger. Full board.
Day 9 Ruaha Park - Lake Natron
From the Park Ruaha, after the last safari in the morning, we start heading north. Cleared through customs in Dodoma, you fly over some of the volcanoes symbol of the Rift Valley in Tanzania: the caldera Ngonrongoro the Oldoinyo Lengai, the sacred mountain of the Masai from which rivers of lava down drugs, white, and if the sky is smooth, the Kilimanajaro, the roof of Africa. Landing in Nairobi for the customs formalities and then proceed for a really special place: Lake Natron. This valley, which stretches for hundreds of square kilometers, is surrounded by salt and hot springs that rise from the ground when temperatures often exceeding 50 ° C and attracting the pink flamingos that come to you in the thousands. Masai women are here to collect the salt, once dried, and it is transported on donkeys to their villages. There will be Accommodation at the lodge. Full board.
Day 10-11 Lake Natron - Masai Mara Reserve
Morning dedicated to the discovery of Lake Natron. Continues on the Masai Mara, the great view of the small stretches of grass and low bush punctuated by endless columns of animals is spectacular. Huge herds of wildebeest and zebras as well as impala, antelope, Thomson's and Grant's gazelles migrate between the Serengeti and the Masai Mara, following the seasons in search of water and pasture. Arrival and there will be accommodation at the Lodge. First photo safari in the afternoon, while the following day two more are planned safari. Full board.
Day 12 Masai Mara Reserve - Bwindi Park
In the morning there is a final safari in the Masai Mara. Starting with the flight to Kisumu on the shores of Lake Victoria, where we expect the formalities of customs out of Kenya. Continue to Uganda. Stopover in Entebbe for the transfer overland to Buhoma, gateway to the Bwindi National Park. Arrival and there will be accommodation at the lodge. Full board.
Day 13 Bwindi Forest - Trekking to the mountain gorillas
Meeting with the Rangers and a brief explanation of the rules of conduct to be taken when hiking in search of mountain gorillas and in the course of stalking. Departure for the trek, be prepared for which the winds at an altitude varying from 1200 to 2500 meters in height. It follows a short section of a flat path before starting the climb up the mountain along a stony path, between bushes and tangles of vegetation, whether for the slippery mud, a path that winds through the thick forest. The journey is subject to the location of the gorillas and can vary from 4 to 8 hours of walking. Rangers lead visitors on the site where the gorillas were seen the previous day. Identified these fascinating animals can observe a 'hour. Return to camp in the afternoon. Full board with packed lunch.
Day 14 Bwindi Park - Lake Turkana
After a stop in Entebbe and Kisumu, with one of the best panoramic overflight of the entire trip, follow the north Rift Valley with its volcanic craters, the lava streams and alkaline lakes. Come to Lake Turkana is an experience unique; the appearance of the large basin of water is almost unreal, "the sea of jade" - so named because of the intense color of its water - seems brilliant in the middle of a barren, rocky environment.Arrival at Loyangalani just before sunset we will check-in lodge. Full board.
Day 15 Lake Turkana - Nairobi - Home
Free morning to meet the fascinating people, who live along the shores of the lake, particularly the Turkana, Rendille and the El Molo. At the end of the tour takes off to Nairobi, where it ends this fascinating safari plane. From Nairobi you will take your flight to return home.
Not included: International Flight and taxes, Visa and Travel Insurance