Northern Experience – 22 Days
From: $ 3,589.00 per person
South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe – 22 days: The ultimate Northern Experience safari through Southern Africa including all the highlights this beautiful part of the world has to offer! Your journey starts in Cape Town, heading through the Cederberg Mountains, exploring the Orange River by canoe and marveling at the Fish River Canyon. Experience breath-taking sand dunes in Sossusvlei and encounter animated creatures at Cape Cross Seal Colony. Practice your wildlife spotting in the outstanding Etosha National Park, the Okavango Delta and Chobe National Park, before ending your safari at Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe – this tour has it all!
A small group lodge safari through South Africa, Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe starting in Cape Town and ending in Victoria Falls – 22 days
Cape Town – Cape Town is a port city on South Africa’s southeast cost, on a peninsula beneath the imposing Table Mountain. Slowly rotating cable cars climb to the mountains flat top, from which there are sweeping view of the city, the busy harbour and boats heading for Robben Island.
Fish River Canyon – The Fish River Canyon is located in the south of Namibia. It is the largest canyon in Africa, as well as the second most visited tourist attraction in Namibia. The Fish River is the largest interior river in Namibia. It cuts deep into the plateau which is today dry, stony and sparsely covered with hardy drought-resistant plants.
Sossusvlei – This is a salt and clay pan surrounded by high red dunes, located in the southern part of the Namib Desert, in the Namib-Naukluft National Park in Namibia.
Namib-Naukluft Desert – Visit the Namib-Naukluft Desert which is an ancient land with an ageless spirit. It is home to some of the rarest plant and animal species in the world. The Namib-Naukluft is the largest game park in Africa and the fourth largest in the world.
Etosha National Park – This National Park is a protected area in Namibia. The park was proclaimed a game reserve in 1907. At over 20 000 sq km, it is one of the largest national parks in Africa. Camel thorn trees provide food and shelter for many of the park’s animals.
Okavango Delta – The Okavango Delta is a vast inland river delta in northern Botswana. It’s known for it’s sprawling grassy plains. Mokoro’s are used to navigate past hippos, elephants and crocodiles. The scale and magnificence of the Okavango Delta helped it secured a position as one of the Seven Natural Wonders of Africa.
Chobe National Park – Chobe National Park is located in northern Botswana near the vast, inland Okavango Delta. It’s know for it’s large herds of elephants and Cape buffalo, which converge along the Chobe River front in the dry months.
Victoria Falls – Take a guided tour of the mighty Victoria Falls which is located on the Zambezi River and is one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the world. While it is neither the highest nor the widest in the world, it is classified as the largest waterfall.
Cederberg – The Cederberg mountains and nature reserve are located near Clanwilliam, approximately 300 km north of Cape Town, South Africa. The mountain range is named after the endangered Clanwilliam cedar, which is a tree endemic to the area. The mountains are noted for dramatic rock formation and San rock art.
Orange River – The Orange River is the longest river in South Africa. It rises in the Drakensberg mountains in Lesotho, flowing westward through South Africa to the Atlantic Ocean. The river forms part of the international borders between South Africa and Namibia ad between South Africa and Lesotho as well as several provincial borders within South Africa.
Sesriem – Sesriem is a small settlement located in the Namib Desert, in Namibia, close to the southern end of the Naukluft Mountains. It is especially know because the ‘Sesriem gate’ is the main access point to the Namib-Naukluft National Park for visitors entering the Park.
Swakopmund – Swakopmund is a coastal city in Namibia, west of Windhoek. It’s sandy beaches face the Atlantic Ocean. The city’s colonial landmark include the Swakopmund lighthouse and the Mole (an old sea wall). Next to the lighthouse, the Swakopmund Museum documents Namibian history.
Twyfelfontein – Twyfelfontein is a site of ancient rock engravings in the Kunene Region of north-western Namibia. It is famous because of its many rock paintings and rock engravings of the San (Bushmen) of which 2500 were counted. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and was given this status in 2007.
Caprivi – Caprivi is a narrow protrusion of Namibia eastwards from the Kavango Region, between Botswana to the South and Angola and Zambia to the North. Caprivi’s largest settlement is the town of Katima Mulilo. It went through a civil war from 1994 – 1999.
Mahango National Park – The Mahango National Park is a protected area in Namibia within Bwabwata National Park. It is situated at the country’s eastern border with Botswana in the flood plains of the Okavango River basin. With over 300 species of birds, it has been designated an Important Bird Area by BirdLife International.
Video from a past traveller
This video is of our Southern Experience which runs through the same places, but from Victoria Falls to Cape Town.
We make use of mid-range typical African standard lodge accommodation. Accommodation is situated either in National Parks, on the banks of a river, or in other places of interest. The accommodation will be a mix of lodges, chalets and tented camps. All of them offer a private bathroom with a shower/bath and toilet. Some properties are equipped with swimming pools and/or bar and restaurant areas.
Day 1: The Townhouse Hotel or similar
Day 2: Clanwilliam Lodge or similar
Day 3-4: Felix Unite Camp Provenance or similar
Day 5: Canyon Roadhouse or similar
Day 6-7: Agama River Camp or similar
Day 8-9: Hotel A La Mer or similar
Day 10: Twyfelfontein Country Lodge or similar
Day 11: Oppi Koppi Restcamp or similar
Day 12-13: Okaukuejo or similar
Day 14: Namutoni or similar
Day 15: Kaisosi River Lodge
Day 16-17: Guma Lagoon Camp or similar
Day 18: Camp Kwando
Day 19-20: Chobe Safari Lodge or similar
Day 21: A’Zambezi River Lodge or similar
- Accommodation and meals as per itinerary
- All transport in fully equipped vehicle
- Game drives and activities as mentioned
- Park entrance fees
- Experienced local guide
- Travel insurance
- Pre and post tour accommodation
- Optional activities
- All drinks, tips and curios
- All personal expenses
The local payment is a part of the tour price and can be prepaid before travel. It covers on the road experiences such as national park entrance fees, excursions and activities, as well as the use of local guides.
Local Payment: ZAR 2200.00 Per person
Group size: Minimum 4 people, Maximum 12 people *Guaranteed departures with no minimum pax available
Vehicle: Jenman Safaris uses fully equipped Toyota Land Cruisers, 12-seater 4×4 safari vehicles or other appropriate vehicles with comfortable seating, large windows for game viewing, a music and PA-system and air-conditioning. An off-road trailer is fitted with a field kitchen. All luggage, besides hand luggage and photo equipment, is carried on the vehicle or trailer roof racks to ensure maximum comfort in the vehicle. For transfers between Kasane and Victoria Falls (or vice versa), 2×4 vehicles may be utilised.
Travelling Times and Distances: All travelling times are affected by road conditions, border crossings, detours and weather conditions, therefore on certain days travelling times may be longer than anticipated especially where there is a lot of distance to be covered. Please keep in mind that the time it takes to travel 100 km in your home country is not equivalent to the time it takes to travel 100 km on African roads, therefore we encourage you to sit back and enjoy the spectacular scenery Africa has to offer. Where possible additional stops will be made to ensure your travelling comfort at all times.
Meals: Where included most breakfasts and dinners will be enjoyed in the restaurants of the various accommodation establishments, however on certain nights the guide will provide an authentic meal for the group, which will be enjoyed together in the evening, often around a camp fire. Please advise us of any special dietary requirements in advance.
Travel Insurance: Please note that travel and cancellation insurance is mandatory for every guest travelling with Jenman African Safaris. All insurance is solely the responsibility of our guests. Please ensure you arrange your own insurance with protection for the full duration of your journey to cover personal injury, damage and loss of personal items including but not limited to camera equipment and other electronic items, medical expenses, repatriation expenses and loss of luggage, etc. Please speak to your travel agent if you require assistance.
Visas: The onus is on the client to organize all visas required for clients to visit South Africa, Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe prior to departure. Please note that travellers entering Botswana will be required to present a valid international health certificate of vaccination for yellow fever should they originate from or have travelled through countries which have been declared yellow fever infected areas within the preceding 6 months.
Tour Departure Dates for 2017
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