3 Country African Safari Adventure.
From the dry arid desert
to the lush safari greenbelts
Experience part’s of Namibia – Botswana – Zambia on this magical 3 country remote African safari adventure which when you add in Angola and Zimbabwe to Namibia – Botswana – Zambia you have the Kavango–Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area (KAZA TFCA).
Kaza is the second-largest nature and landscape conservation area in the world bridging the borders of these five countries in Southern Africa.
3 Country African Safari Highlights:
- Experience the dry, arid, vast remote desert of Namibia that includes the great dunes of Sossusvlei, part of the Skeleton Coast and the rich treasure of rock art paintings.
- This will be followed by a completely opposite landscape the lush greenbelt area’s of the Zambezi region of Namibia and the Chobe area of Botswana.
- Then there is a option to experience one of the most spectacular wildlife areas in the worlds largest inland delta which is really water in a desert to form this lush oasis with its remote channels, island and large area of flood plains… the Okavango Delta in Botswana,
- You continue your journey by flying to the awe inspiring Victoria Falls that offers from a easy walking tour of the falls to a aerial flip over the falls to river rafting down the mighty Zambezi river or enjoy a swimming hole on the edge of the falls itself.
- You will then head to your final remote wild life experience that has a healthy lion population and is one of those secret wildlife spots that not many tourists get to experience the Busanga Plains in Kafue National Park Zambia.
3 Country African Safari Adventure.
Best time to visit:
May to October
Visit 3 countries all close one to the other experiencing remote dry desert to 4 lush African safari experiences travelling by car with a guide as well as by local bush flights.
Game Drives, Mokoro, walking safari ( modified version) Boating in the remote channels, village visits (optional), river rafting (optional)
Can this trip be modified:
Yes. We can include scheduled bush flights so its a full fly in trip incorporate other areas and change the lodging.
3 Country African Safari Adventure details:
Arrival Windhoek. City tour if time permits.
Accommodation: Olive Exclusive Boutique Hotel
Departure to Kwessi Dunes Lodge about a 4 to 5 hour drive time, stopping along the way
During stay visits to Sossusvlei and Sesriem Canyon included. Activities to be planned as you want them.
Accommodation Kwessi Dunes Lodge
Day 4 & 5:
This 2 N stopover can be eliminated upon request..it just means that the road trip from the Dunes to Damaraland will be a long day of driving ie about 9hours. We recommend breaking the journey into 2 days.
Depart for Swakopmund/Walvis bay. About a 4 to 5 hr drive time, stopping along the way.
Many activities available.
Accommodation: Strand Hotel
Day 6 & 7:
Departure to Damaraland about a 5 to 6hrs drive time.
Visit rock engravings at Twyfelfontein, organ pipes and Burnt Mountain.
Accommodation: Camp Kipwe.
Its possible to add on a 2Night stay on the Skelton coast instead of Etosha as you will be experiencing game viewing in the Caprivi strip
If you do the Skeleton coast you will fly to Rundu after the Skeleton coast and continue on as below.
Day 7 & 8:
Fly from Damarland to Rundu by private air transfer. We will take some time to visit some of the woodcarvers in Rundu before heading into the lush Zambezi trip in a easterly direction
Continue onto Popa Falls & Mahangu Game Park, about 2.5 hours away…this park has more bird species than any other park in Namibia where you have the option of staying in a tree house
Some say this park is Namibia’s Okavango Delta.
Day 8 & 9:
Here we offer you 2 options:
To day you leave Namibia and cross the border into Botswana.
This short journey takes you into the Okavango Pan Handle and towards Shakawe where you will staying for 2 Nights at a lodge that is one of the original pioneer lodges of the region.
This are is rich in birdlife and you will be able to experience boating on the Okavango Delta river A boat cruises the perfect way to witness the feeding frenzy of the Barbel Run, taking place from August to October each year. Thousands of barbel swim upstream in the Okavango River, slapping their tails to create confusion amongst the smaller fish species, which soon becomes the barbel’s next meal. The ever opportunistic tiger fish join in the hunt, while hundreds of Egrets, Darters and Cormorant follows suite.
A visit to Tsodilo Hills a UNESCO World Heritage Site only 65km from Drotsky’s, consisting of 4 hills named the “Male”, ”Female”, “Child” and a smaller unnamed hill from which one can view rock art and rock shelters thousands of years old.
A Village tour of Shakawe a typical Botswana village can be arranged as well as this is the area that the lodge purchases there fresh produce from and a visit to some of the homes that grow the produce can be arranged.
If you chose this option you continue with Day 10 etc as below in an area that has lot of game plus the Chobe river making this a unique safari experience.
This option brings you to the village in Botswana as described above where you can fly on a private charter or continue by road ( about a 5 hour road trip) to Maun the gateway of the Okavango Delta where you will be then transferred to your lodge of choice located deep in the Okavango Delta.
You will spend the next 2 Nights on game drives, boat safaris into the remote channels of the delta, possibly a mokoro and brief walking safari,the latter 2 actives is lodge dependent.
On Day 10 after your early am safari you have another 2 options:
Fly to Livingstone Victoria Falls for a 2N stay at Vic falls….see days 12 and 13.
Fly to Kasane for a 2N stay in the Chobe area as described below in days 10/11
Day 10 & 11:
Today you head back into Namibia and continue to experience the Zambezi strip crossing over into Botswana at the scenic Ngoma border Chobe river crossing.
All in its about a 5 hours drive to the safari lodge through the lush greenbelt of the Zambezi strip.
Once in Botswana you will head to your remote safari lodging for the next 2 nights away located in the Chobe Forest Reserve in Western Botswana,
Staying in this area allows you to experience night game drives as this area is out of the tightly controlled Chobe National Park ie no night game drives however it forms part of a fenceless greater area between the Chobe National Park and the Chobe Forest Reserve so the animals are free to wander this large wildlife area.
Lion, leopard, buffalo and elephant are very often seen, while hippo, crocodile, giraffe, sable and roan antelope also call the Chobe Forest Reserve home.
The flood plain also attracts large migratory herds of zebra that follow a 300-mile round trip between the Angola basin and Chobe, making it the longest terrestrial migration route in Africa.
Day 12 & 13:
After your last am game drive you will head to Livingstone Victoria Falls about 2 hrs away where you will spend the next 2 Nights enjoying the optional services/activities available to you.
If requested we can make this a 1 night stay or you can leave it out all together.
Livingstone has some awesome semi and luxury boutique smaller lodging options.
Day 14 & 15:
This am you will fly up to the Busanga plains to your luxury lodge for the next 2 Nights. If you prefer a moderate safari camp we can arrange that as well.
Located at the top of the Kafue National Park which is Zambia’s largest national park the Kafue is larger than the Serengeti in Tanzania as well as larger than the Kruger National Park in South Africa and the Masi Mara in Kenya.
The Busanga Plains is a treasure filled remote off the beaten track authentic Africa safari experience which many safari visitors miss out on making this safari experience a road less travelled which gives you the opportunity to experience this unique wildlife relatively free of many other safari travelers.
Game drives, walking safari, boating safari some camps have a e bike safari with armed guides, birding and star gazing will fill you days and nights.
Fly back to Livingstone or Lusaka for your onward destination flight.
Optional add on:
Cape Town South Africa…vibrant scenic city a culinary hotspot with the Cape Winelands at your doorstep.
Mozambique or the Seychelles Indian ocean beach ideas
We design your Africa experience as you want it.