Northern Experience – Fly-In Safari

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  • Walking
  • Game Viewing
  • Beach
  • Game Drives

Experience a multitude of sights and wonders of Southern Africa on the Northern Experience Fly-In-Option, where after spending a few days enjoying the vibrant Mother City of Cape Town, you are transferred via an internal flight directly to Walvis Bay, foregoing driving through the Cedarberg Mountains and vast landscapes of Namaqualand, but enjoying a more comfortable crossing with a spectacular aerial view of the west coast instead. From there, continue with the rest of the classic Northern Experience itinerary for the remainder of the trip which includes the famed dunes in Sossusvlei, breathtaking wildlife encounters in the Okavango Delta and Chobe National Park, and the magnificence of Victoria Falls.

The Northern Experience Fly-In Option is a small group lodge safari which starts in Cape Town, South Africa, continues through Namibia and Botswana, and ends at Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe – 21 days.


Tour Highlights

Cape Town – One of South Africa’s most visited locations, the coastal city of Cape Town is home to spectacular sights and activities including Table Mountain, Cape Point, the V&A Waterfront, Kirstenbosch Gardens, Chapman’s Peak Drive and more.

Sossusvlei – Home to one of Namibia’s most spectacular landmarks – the red sand dunes – the area of Sossusvlei is located in the southern part of the Namib Desert. The highest of these dunes reaches a staggering 170m, and is recommended to climb either at sunrise or sunset when the whether and sand is cooler.

Swakopmund – A coastal city in Namibia, Swakopmund is located west of the country’s capital, Windhoek. Derived from the German phrase ‘mouth of water’ which describes the overflow and flooding of the Swakop River, the city is well-known for its fascinating architectural buildings and fun activities.

Spitzkoppe – The most famed mountain range in Namibia, Spitzkoppe is said to date back to over 700-million years. These dramatic and unusually-shaped peaks are believed to have been formed by the collapse of a volcano millions of years ago, and are also home to the primitive Bushman paintings.

Etosha National Park – A largely flat area with vast grasslands, Etosha National Park features several waterholes that provide some of the best game viewing opportunities, especially during the dry season. Spot wildlife such as elephants, springbok, wildebeest, rhinos, impala, lions, jackals, hyenas and more.

Okavango Delta – This unique system of inland waterways, located in Botswana, floods seasonally to become a lush eco-system. On a safari through the Okavango Delta, you will have the opportunity to explore the natural environment that supports large herds of elephant, antelope, buffalo, hippo, giraffe, crocodile, lion, zebra, baboon and more.

Caprivi Strip – Boasting an abundance of river life and without any sign of desert, the Caprivi Strip is unlike any other part of the usually-dry Namibia. Apart from the plethora of wildlife calling the strip home, bird-watchers will be glad to note that up to 70% of the Namibian bird species have been recorded visiting Caprivi.

Chobe National Park – Located in northern Botswana, Chobe National Park is the second largest national park in Botswana, spanning 10566 square kilometres, and boasts one of the largest concentrations of game found on the African continent. With an exceptional elephant population that has steadily increased over the last century, Chobe National Park is currently home to an estimated 120 000 elephants, along with an abundance of other wildlife.

Victoria Falls – Dubbed as “the greatest known curtain of falling water”, the spectacular sight of Victoria Falls borders on Zambia and Zimbabwe, and can be viewed from vast distances from both sides. Here, the Zambezi River plummets over a cliff, the sprays of which can sometimes be seen from over 5km away.

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Included / Excluded

Included

  • Accommodation as mentioned in the itinerary or of similar standard
  • All transport in fully kitted vehicle
  • Game drives and activities as mentioned
  • Park entrance fees
  • Meals as per itinerary
  • Experienced local guide
  • Airport transfers on day of arrival and departure of tour
  • Flight from Cape Town Airport to Walvis Bay Airport

Excluded

  • Flights
  • Pre and post tour accommodation
  • Optional activities
  • All drinks
  • Personal expenses such as telephone calls, curios and tips
  • Travel insurance and visas
  • Gratuities

Park Fees & Activities

This fee will be payable prior to travel together with the main tour fee. The fee is used to pay for some of the day-to-day operational costs that are incurred while groups are on the road. Examples include fees at most of the national parks, entrance fees to some attractions, local guides and any food markets we visit to stock up on fresh produce during the tour.

Park Fees & Activities: US$ 200 / € 170 Per person

Accommodation

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 – 3: The Townhouse Hotel or similar
Day 4: Hotel A La Mer or similar
Day 5 & 6: Agama River Camp or similar
Day 7 & 8: Hotel A La Mer or similar
Day 9: Omaruru Guest House or similar
Day 10: Oppi Koppi Restcamp or similar
Day 11 – 13: Okaukuejo or similar
Day 14: Kaisosi River Lodge or similar
Day 15 & 16: Guma Lagoon Camp or similar
Day 17: Camp Kwando or similar
Day 18 & 19: Chobe Safari Lodge or similar
Day 20: A’Zambezi River Lodge or similar

Pre-Tour Prep

Departure: The Northern Experience Safari departs from The Townhouse Hotel in Cape Town.


Transport: Jenman African Safaris uses fully equipped Toyota Land Cruisers, Sprinters, 12-seater 4×4 safari vehicles or other appropriate vehicles with comfortable seating, large windows for game viewing, a music and PA system. We endeavor to ensure that air-conditioning is provided, however we are unable to guarantee this for vehicles travelling through Namibia. 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 Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia and South Africa 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.


Making your Travels Meaningful: The Grow Africa Foundation (163-738 NPO) is the responsible tourism initiative started by Jenman African Safaris and Hideaways. The focus of Grow Africa is to make a positive impact on the environment, society and economy in the places we travel to. We do this by instigating and supporting local social and environmental projects.

Your booking makes a difference: With every booking to the value of R10,000 / US$1,000 / EUR1,000 or more a donation of R50 / US$5 / EUR5 will go to the Grow Africa Foundation. Click here to see the projects your booking is.

We are also proud members of Pack for a Purpose, a global initiative that allows you to make a lasting impact on the communities you visit. Use your excess luggage allowance to pack supplies needed by the Dingani Primary School in Zimbabwe and Masongora Primary School in Uganda. We’ll then make sure it gets delivered to them. Click here to view the schools current needs list.

Interactive Itinerary

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Note that we also have a Southern Experience Fly-In tour which consists of the same itinerary, but starts in Victoria Falls and ends in Cape Town. Click here to view the interactive itinerary.

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