This self-drive journey takes you through some of the most beautiful landscapes in Southern Africa. Come in close contact with rare African wild cats on safari and experience the diversity of Namibia and Zambia. Go on a daring adventure, rafting on the Zambezi River, and walk through African deserts and rainforests. You'll experience the mighty Victoria Falls, see the salt pans in Etosha, and set out on a sunset cruise in the wild.
You will be collected from your accommodation and depart from Chameleon Backpackers Lodge, Windhoek 8am for your Namibia safari tour. You will stop briefly at Otjiwarongo for fresh supplies and have lunch at the entrance to the Park.
On your African safari tour you will enjoy a game drive to the camp and if time permits, you will go on a game drive for 2 hours before sunset. You will camp overnight in Etosha National Park. Dinner will be prepared by the guide with group assistance. Your evening will be spent around the campfire. Lunch and dinner will be served.
In the early morning and late afternoon game drives you look for the many species of animals found in this huge park including Elephant, Llion, Leopard, endangered Cheetah, Black and White Rhino as well as many antelope and over 340 species of bird, plenty for all wildlife enthusiasts to enjoy.
You spend the hottest part of the day at camp either by the waterhole or the swimming pool before heading to Etosha Pan, one of the translations meaning "Great, White Place" to marvel at the size of the pan that disappears into the horizon. Overnight camping. Dinner prepared by Guide and Apprentice Guide and evening spent around the campfire. Breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Enjoy breakfast before you travel via Lake Otjikoto to Tsumeb for fresh supplies. A short lunch is taken at Hoba Meteorite - the world's largest meteorite and we continue through to Grootfontein to refuel before entering the Kalahari.
You arrive at our camp mid afternoon and walk with a San tracker to collect bush foods experiencing how the traditional San collect veldt food. This evening you join the local community around the campfire for singing and dancing. Overnight camping. Dinner prepared by guide and camp assistant. Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be served.
Prepare for a very early start to travel via Tsumkwe and into the Kalahari Desert Botswana. The sandy track takes you through the heart of the Kalahari to the edge of the Okavango Delta.
The last 13 kilometres (8 miles) are 4x4 only and some pushing may be required, but the jewel of the Kalahari awaits you at the end of the day. Experience overnight camping at Guma Lagoon Camp. An evening meal will be prepared by the guide with group assistance. Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be served.
You will have to take only what you need (each of our guests can take only 1 small day pack) and depart early morning initially in a motor boat before transferring to our mokoros (dug out canoes). You will relax while your polers push you through this beautiful and unique area. You will also have the opportunity to game walk on your African safari tour and you will bush camp on an island with no facilities.
Experience overnight bush camping during this safari. An evening meal will be prepared by the guide with group assistance. Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be served.
Today you will enjoy game walks and mokoro trails. Return to the luxury of your camp late afternoon for hot showers and toilets. Experience overnight camping. Enjoy an evening meal prepared by the guide with group assistance. Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be served.
Prepare for an early start to cross the border back into Namibia and onto Mahango Game Reserve. This little jewel of a game reserve is home to many unusual species such as Roan and Sable Antelope, Buffalo, large Herds of Elephant, Hippo and many aquatic birds not found in the southern part of Namibia.
You will leave the park and have lunch overlooking the Popa Falls before continuing through the Caprivi Strip to Susuwe National Park. This is a wild park where you will camp without fences and spend an exhilarating night listening to the night sounds of the animals. Experience overnight camping. Enjoy an evening meal prepared by the guide with group assistance. Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be served.
Enjoy a leisurely breakfast and a short game drive before heading through to Katima Mulilo. This busy and bustling town is the last frontier of Namibia and you will glimpse your first sight of the mighty Zambezi River. You will also cross the border into Zambia and have lunch on the banks of the Zambezi. You will then arrive at Livingstone mid-afternoon and will be dropped off at your accommodation. Breakfast and lunch will be served. This should be pre-booked to enable you to obtain a visa waiver from your accommodation establishment to avoid paying the Zambian visa fee.
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We travelled with Falcon Safaris in Zimbabwe and Botswana for 16 days. Falcon designed a wonderful trip with private guide to the most interesting sites in both countries. The organization of the whole trip was excellent, flights within the country, accommodation and activites. The guides were very knowledgable and told us a lot about the countries, their history, people, economy and much more. Wevisited the Great Zimbabwe Ruins, the Victoria Falls and a number of national parks in both countries.
Rhino tracking was a real adventure! We had tremendous further game drives and saw very many animals - we did the Big Five. We had much more activities than planned and enjoyed very much.We strongly recommend Falcon Safaris to everyone planning a trip to Southern Africa and East Africa.
Our Consultant Vimbai was very helpful and accommodating. We stayed at the Elephant hills hotel which was nothing short of amazing.Our activities included a helicopter flight, dinner cruise as well as a morning game drive. All the activities were absolutely amazing.
We worked with Gertrude to schedule and organize everything and she did an excellent job. I asked a lot of questions via e-mail and she answered everyone in a timely helpful manner. Our guide at Victoria Falls was also great. He met us at the airport, provided a thoughtful tour of the Falls and got us to our next guide in Botswana. Our lodgings at River View Lodge were just as described- very comfortable and excellent food. All the staff were so pleasant and helpful. If I had to do it again I would arrange a morning boat ride as well. We only did the sunset boat rides and they were the high point of our entire trip- we saw so many animals and our guide was very knowledgeable. Just a great experience. Our lodgings at Oddball's Enclave was rustic and we loved it. So great to disconnect from the world for a bit. Leo, our guide, was the best - got us out and about, saw fantastic wildlife and got back to camp safely each time. Doc manages the camp so well. This whole trip was planned and organized by Falcon Safaris and we could not have been happier.
Falcon safaris have given my the correct advice with excellent service. The only suggestion will be to work closer with the lodges to confirm bookings as soon as possible. We have booked and pay our deposit a year in advance. We have only receive our final convermation from Chobe Safari lodge a week before departure. I do realize its not within your controle but with limit alternatives and a group of 14 people it becomes an issue to find alternative accomodation if the booking was cancelled.
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