Northern Explorer – 24 Days

Your journey starts in Cape Town, travelling 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.

Overview

A small group northern explorer, adventure 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 1000 metres high, the summit of Table Mountain can be reached by either hiking up the trails or taking the cable car.

Fish River Canyon – The Fish River Canyon boasts a drop of 1, 800 ft (550m) in some areas and reaches 17 miles (27km) at its widest point, measurements that place this as a must-see highlight on your Northern Explorer safari!

Sossusvlei – The Sossusvlei Dunes are a massive highlight of the Northern Explorer safari, with some dunes measuring up to a massive 300 meters! The older a dune in the Sossusvlei region, the brighter the red colour of the sand, ensuring that a sunrise or sunset spent in the viewing of these dunes makes for a magical memory!

Namib-Naukluft Desert – The Namib-Naukluft National Park is home to some of the rarest plant and animal species on the planet. Some highlights include the Oryx, the Springbok and Hartmann’s Mountain Zebra, as well as the bizarre-looking Welwitschia Mirabilism.

Etosha National Park – The Etosha National Park features several waterholes that provide some of the best game viewing opportunities during the dry season when the surrounding lands are dry and arid. During a game drive, you’ll be able to sit at the edge of these waterholes and view the variety of wildlife that visits the waterhole throughout the day.

Okavango Delta – When you take a safari through the Okavango Delta, you will have the opportunity to explore this 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 game drives, 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 per minute of water plummet over the edge.

2018 Tour Departure Dates

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Departure not guaranteed
Limited seats
Full/Cancelled

Included

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

Excluded

  • Travel insurance
  • Flights
  • Pre and post tour accommodation
  • Optional activities
  • All drinks, tips and curios
  • All personal expenses

Local Payment

The local payment fee will be payable prior to travel together with the main tour fee. The local payment is handed over to the guide to pay 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 190.00 per person

For clients seeking a little comfort during their adventure safari, we offer half-accommodated safaris. This type of tour offers two different levels of accommodation. Travellers will spend some of the nights camping and others will be spent in lodges, chalets or tented chalets.

Day 1-3 : Townhouse Hotel or similar
Day 4: Clanwilliam Lodge or similar
Day 5-6: Felix Unite Camp Provenance or similar
Day 7: Canyon Roadhouse Campsiteor similar
Day 8-9: Sesriem Campsite or similar
Day 10-11: Hotel A La Mer or similar
Day 12: Brandberg White Lady Lodge Campsite or similar
Day 13: Oase Garni Guesthouse or similar
Day 14-15: Okaukuejo Campsiteor similar
Day 16: Namutoni Campsite or similar
Day 17: Kaisosi River Lodge or similar
Day 18-19: Guma Lagoon Campsite or similar
Day 20: Camp Kwando or similar
Day 21-22: Chobe Safari Lodge Campsite or similar
Day 23: Lokuthula Lodges or similar

Group size: Minimum 4 people, Maximum 12 people


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. 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 campfire. Please advise us of any special dietary requirements in advance.


First Aid: Our guides are trained in basic first aid and the vehicle is equipped with a comprehensive medical aid kit. Preventative Malaria medication should be taken before the trip and throughout its duration, although it is advisable to consult a doctor prior to departure.


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 and Namibia 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.

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