Northern Experience – 24 Days

Your journey starts in Cape Town, through the Cederberg Mountains, exploring the Orange River by canoe and admiring the Fish River Canyon. Experience breath-taking sand dunes in Sossusvlei and encounter animated creatures at Cape Cross Seal Colony. Continue to Etosha for wonderful game viewing. Practice your wildlife spotting in the outstanding Okavango Delta and Chobe National Park in Botswana, before ending your safari at Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe.

The Northern Experience tour is a small group lodge safari,  from Cape Town to Victoria Falls through South Africa, Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe –  24 days


Tour Highlights

Cape Town – One of the major attractions that entice tourists on South African safaris to visit the city of Cape Town is that of the city’s most prized monument – Table Mountain. Over 1000metres high, the summit of Table Mountain can be reach by either climbing the trails or taking the cable car. The landmark mountain extends all the way to Cape Point and includes Lion’s Head, Devil’s Peak and other interesting and beautiful hiking areas.

Fish River Canyon – When you journey into the 100-mile course of this incredible canyon, you’re adventuring into the very myths and legends that inform the culture of the San Bushmen who still inhabit Namibia today. The legend goes that a serpent named Kouteign Kooru, fleeing from its pursuers and potential captors, carved the canyons with the turns and twists of its massive body.

Orange River – Canoe down one of the longest rivers on the African continent

Sossusvlei – The Sossusvlei area is fed by a river called the Tsuachab River – the dunes actually prevent the entire pathway of this river. The Tsuachab River only flows right through Sossusvlei every 5 to 10 years, making it a rare sight to see.The Sossusvlei dunes are about 60km from the Sesriem gate which is about an hours drive.

Namib-Naukluft Desert – On our northern experience safari, you’ll be able to journey into the land of bright gold and magical sand dunes, whilst taking in the spectacular sights that the Namib-Naukluft National Park, which is also the largest nature conservation area in Namibia, has to offer!

Etosha National Park – Etosha means ‘huge white area’ or ‘place of dry water’, and the National Park certainly lives up to this description! It’s a vast shallow pan, which shines brightly in the African sun due to crystallized salt on the surface of the ground.

Okavango Delta – When you take your northern experience safari through the Okavango Delta, you will have the opportunity to explore the natural environment that supports large herds of Elephant, Antelope and Buffalo, as well as Hippopotamus, Giraffe, Crocodile, Lion, Cheetah, Leopard, Wildebeest, Rhinoceros, Zebra, Baboon and countless others.

Chobe National Park –  Chobe National Park is well known for the beautiful Savuti region, a definite highlight on our safari in Botswana.  On our Chobe National Park safari, you will experience one of many natural phenomena, such as witnessing one of the largest elephant herds in the world, or possibly the annual zebra migration.

Victoria Falls – Victoria Falls has been called “the greatest known curtain of falling water” and it is a truly spectacular site to see. Victoria Falls borders on Zambia and Zimbabwe, and can be viewed from vast distances from both sides. Columns of spray can be felt from miles away as 546 million cubic meters of water per minute plummet over the edge.

2018 Tour Departure Dates

DateAvailableSpecialLanguageStatusBook Now
2-Nov0GERMAN
10-Nov05% Green Season SpecialENGLISH
30-Nov0FRENCH
13-Dec12ENGLISHBook Now

Departure gauranteed
Departure not guaranteed
Limited seats
Full/Cancelled

Included

  • Accommodation and meals as per itinerary
  • All transport in fully kitted vehicle
  • Game drives and activities as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Park entrance fees
  • Experienced local guide

Excluded

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

Local Payment

The local payment fee will be payable prior to travel together with the main tour fee. The local payment 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.

Local Payment: USD 195.00 per person

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: Clanwilliam Lodge or similar
Day 5 & 6: Felix Unite Camp Provenance or similar
Day 7: Canyon Roadhouse or similar
Day 8 & 9: Agama River Camp or similar
Day 10 & 11: Hotel A La Mer or similar
Day 12: Twyfelfontein Country Lodge or similar
Day 13: Oppi Koppi Restcamp or similar
Day 14 & 15: Okaukuejo or similar
Day 16: Namutoni or similar
Day 17: Kaisosi River Lodge or similar
Day 18 & 19: Guma Lagoon Camp or similar
Day 20: Camp Kwando or similar
Day 21 & 22: Chobe Safari Lodge or similar
Day 23: A’Zambezi River Lodge or similar

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


Transport: Jenman Safaris uses fully equipped Toyota Land Cruisers, Sprinters and 12-seater 4×4 Safari vehicles (Chosen vehicle determined by Jenman African Safaris).


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 campfire. 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 hereto view the schools current needs list.

3 reviews for Northern Experience – 24 Days

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  1. 5 out of 5

    Leeanne C

    First let me tell you, the tour far exceeded the expectations I held when I started.
    Our journey started in Cape Town, we met everyone and our great tour guide Cornelius, whose knowledge was very enthusiastic, got us excited about our tour and showed us some amazing sights. The trip just kept getting better, with scenery and the accommodation. The vehicle was very comfortable and the windows were big, great to take photos through without any problems. Some days were longer in the vehicle than others, but there was plenty of scenery to check out or catch up on socialising. I felt the food was definitely adequate for me and an especially enjoyed the African meals they cooked for us. It wasn’t long into the trip, that our group knitted into a great relationship, which I will cherish (an amazing group of people)
    Our tour guide was Biggie and our driver was Brilliant, I cannot speak more highly of them both, with some of the conditions of the roads, I felt extremely safe with the driving (Brilliant kept the bus very clean and comfortable, sweeping the bus out and cleaning windows ready for the next day) it didn’t get unnoticed.
    Biggies knowledge and enthusiasm of birds, animals, countries, down to information on every aspect that we might need to know just blew me away, his sense of humour was quite infectious and shone through, his knowledge just kept on coming, even though our meal times.
    There two incredible people made for a great team, therefore, made me, and I think speak for everyone else’s tour A TRIP OF A LIFETIME

  2. 5 out of 5

    Felicity

    What a wonderful adventure the 24 day Northern Experience was! From the beauty and majesty of Table Mountain to the spectacular Victoria Falls, this trip was a sensual experience from start to finish. The scenery was stunning and so varied, always something new and different to see every day. We saw so many beautiful birds and animals (and their young), stayed in amazing locations (in very good accommodation) with fantastic views and magical sunrises and sunsets. We were fortunate to have Biggie and Brilliant as our guide and driver as they were such a wonderful team and truly enhanced our experience over the trip. Their professionalism and dedication to their jobs were noticed by all, as well as the long hours they put in each day to keep us well fed, the bus clean and all our questions and needs are taken care of. Be prepared for early starts each day and some long drives between locations (which were broken up with amazing scenery, animals, regular breaks and the odd nap if needed!) and absorb the sights, sounds and tranquillity of Africa that this tour has to offer. Enjoy!

  3. 5 out of 5

    Russell and Joan

    We have just completed a 24 day Safari from Cape Town to Victoria Falls with Jenman. The trip was amazing. We spent 14 days exploring Namibia. The Terrain in Namibia varies a great deal. The plains near the Orange River are very fertile and ideal for growing citrus fruits and grapes. There are several different mountain ranges, all spectacular and varied in size and shapes. Namibia also has the worlds 2nd largest Canyon called Fish River Canyon which is quite spectacular. There are also large desert areas that stretch for hundreds of Kilometres. The sand dunes at Sossusvlei are absolutely spectacular. Etosha National Park has thousands of African animals and covers over 2000 square kilometres. In the North of Namibia there is a narrow strip of fertile land near the Chobe River and the Okavango delta which has millions of litres of water and is a haven for Elephants, Hippopotamus and Water Buffaloes. This delta eventually flows to the Kalahari desert and never reaches an ocean. This region is called Caprivi.
    We went into Botswana which also contains this rich delta.
    Our last few days were spent in Victoria Falls Zimbabwe. The helicopter flight over the Falls was absolutely amazing and One of our many highlights of the trip.
    Our guide Alfred Mhini and driver Bernard Tshunoa were fantastic. They were both most professional, efficient and knowledgeable. They worked well as a team and prepared many superb meals for us. Bernard was a skilled driver and able to maintain the vehicle which was driven through rough and bumpy terrain. Bernard would stop the vehicle at our request for photos. Alfred was able to identify all of the birds and animals for us. They made everyone in group feel special and they had a great sense of humour which made our trip most enjoyable. Alfred also had a great knowledge of the history of the people of the various area.
    We would highly recommend this affordable Jenman Safari
    Russell and Joan

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