Great Trans-African Lodge Safari - 21 Days

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Duration: 2 - 3 weeks
Country(s): Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe

Spend 3 weeks exploring Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe, experiencing the wildlife, culture and scenery only Africa can deliver. From marvelling at the Victoria Falls to the breathtaking magnitude of Namibia’s dunes and big game encounters – this tour combines all the comforts of lodge accommodation with an unforgettable safari experience.

 

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Description

This is a small-group guided trans-African lodge safari through Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe.  The tour starts in Windhoek and ends in Victoria Falls. 21 days of great game viewing and culture with an Okavango Delta safari. Park fees and all accommodation included.


Tour Highlights:

Windhoek –  This is the cultural, social, political and economic capital city of Namibia. It is found almost right in the centre of the country making it a perfect entry point for visitors with a well serviced international airport. The city is impressively clean and calm for a capital and it’s a good place to get your bearings before venturing further into Namibia on your safari. Beer lovers are in for a treat as there are many good breweries and German style pubs.

Sossusvlei –  Home to towering red sand dunes that are the highest in the world Sossusvlei is always a highlight of any vacation to Namibia. Deep in the heart of the Namib Desert the area is fed by a river called the Tsuachab River – and the towering dunes actually prevent the entire pathway of this river. It only flows 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 takes you into the Namib Nauklut National Park. At just under 50 000 sq km – this is the largest park in Africa!

Swakopmund – This is a coastal city in Namibia with a very strong German heritage, it’s sandy beaches face the Atlantic Ocean. The city’s colonial landmarks include the Swakopmund lighthouse and the Mole (an old sea wall). It is the adventure center of Namibia with many operators offering a wide range of activities from sandboarding to quad bike rides.

Etosha National Park – Etosha means ‘huge white area’ or ‘place of dry water’, and the National Park certainly lives up to this description! Its so unique that the massive salt pan can be seen from space. Its a big park with big elephants – the biggest in Africa. We will do a number of game drives and safaris whilst in Etosha.

Namib-Naukluft National Park – The largest National Park in Africa! On our Namibia Trans-African Lodge safari, you’ll be able to journey deep into the land of bright gold and magical red sand dunes. The Namib Desert which makes up a large part of the park is a truly fascinating place to visit on your safari in Namibia.

Okavango Delta – The unique system of waterways which is known as the Okavango Delta in the Republic of Botswana is a large wetland area surrounded by the Kalahari Desert. Thousands of years ago tectonic activity and faulting interrupted the flow of the river causing it to backup and form this unique ecosystem of waterways and countless islands. Its a haven for wildlife and you will explore this wonderland by mokoro dugout canoes in style.

Makgadikgadi Pans – It has become a special Botswana safari ‘must-see’, and one of the flattest places on earth! It is an area visited more for its solitude than big Africa game. But as the rain arrives, herds of zebra, wildebeest and other antelope make their way northwards to the Nxai Pan. Its the second largest migration in Africa after Tanzania and as the herds move they are followed closely by the migration of predators, such as lion, cheetah and hyena.

Chobe National Park – Chobe National Park is one of the best known parks in Africa and famous for its massive elephant herds. We go on safari in this pristine wilderness by boat and by vehicle. Theres some of the best game viewing in Africa to enjoy at Chobe. The park is the most biologically diverse in Botswana and is also well known for its elephant eating lions. They hunt and kill elephant calves and sometimes even sub adults!

Hwange National Park –  Hwange boasts Africa’s big five and there are plenty of them in the park. There are literally thousands of buffalos and elephant to see. Lion sightings are common and you may be lucky enough to spot an elusive leopard on a night drive in Hwange.  There are a number of flat pans scattered throughout the park and these assist dry season game viewing immensely. Just two hours from Vic Falls makes the park easily accessible on your Zimbabwe safari.

Victoria Falls –  More than five million cubic meters of water plunges into the gorge below the falls. At almost 2 kilometers wide and 100 meters high this is a spectacle to witness and should be on everyone’s bucket list as a once in a lifetime destination.  You will enjoy panoramic views from the various vantage points and your hotel is situated within walking distance of the falls. The perfect end to your Namibia and Botswana safari at Vic Falls.

 

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Included / Excluded

Included

  • Accommodation and meals as per itinerary
  • All transport in fully kitted vehicle
  • Game drives and activities as mentioned in the itinerary
  • 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
  • Park Fees (quoted separately)

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 and Activities Fee: US$ 350 / € 320

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 with en-suite bathrooms.

Day 1: Avani Windhoek Hotel or similar
Day 2: Agama River Camp or similar
Day 3: Agama River Camp or similar
Day 4: Swakopsands Hotel or similar
Day 4: Swakopsands Hotel or similar
Day 6: Toshari Lodge or similar
Day 7: Namutoni Camp or similar
Day 8: Namutoni Camp or similar
Day 9: Kaisosi River Lodge or similar
Day 10: Nunda River Lodge or similar
Day 11: Nunda River Lodge or similar
Day 12Thamalakane River Lodge or similar
Day 13: Bedouin Bush Camp or similar
Day 14: Bedouin Bush Camp or similar
Day 15: Nata Lodge or similar
Day 16: Chobe Safari Lodge or similar
Day 17: Chobe Safari Lodge or similar
Day 18: Sable Sands or similar
Day 19: Sable Sands or similar
Day 20: Ilala Lodge or similar
Day 21: Tour ends

Pre-tour Prep

Departure: The Great Trans-African Lodge Safari departs from Terra Africa Guest House, Windhoek. Please note that the daily departure times are a guideline only and are subject to change due to seasonal variations, as well as unforeseen circumstances. The final decision rests with your guide who will advise you at what time you will be departing each day. On the evening of day 1, there will be a meeting presented by your guide, at 18h00, at your lodge. It is imperative that all clients attend this meeting so as not to miss out on any critical information. Whilst it is our every intention to adhere to the above-mentioned itinerary, there may on occasion be a necessity to make alterations in order to make the tour more enjoyable or practical. Therefore please treat the itinerary as a guide only.


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. Some game drives may be conducted in open-sided safari vehicles. For transfers between Kasane and Victoria Falls or Hwange and Victoria Falls (or vice versa), 2×4 vehicles may be utilised. .


Travelling Time & 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.


Visas: The onus is on the client to organize all visas required to visit 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


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.


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 supporting: https://www.jenmansafaris.com/about-us/grow-africa/

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. We’ll then make sure it gets delivered to them. Click here to view Dingani’s current needs list:
https://www.packforapurpose.org/destinations/africa/south-africa/jenman-african-safaris.

For more information regarding the attractions, accommodations and areas visited on this tour, we invite you to click through to the tour listing on our website www.jenmansafaris.com. You will also find information regarding availability and possible extensions to our scheduled tours. Our reservations office is at your service and we look forward to welcoming you to Jenman online!

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2 reviews for Great Trans-African Lodge Safari – 21 Days

  1. jonathan

    My family and I have just returned from one of your safari’s (Namibia-Vic falls 19th July-29th July). I have to say that the trip surpassed all our expectations and included too many highlights to mention. We have made life long friends as a result. Non of the above would have been possible if it were not for Charles (Teno) our guide. He was/is simply extraordinary. His attitude, motivation, knowledge and enthusiasm, not to mention his sense of humour were astonishing – you have a gem there and must look after him.

    Thank you again for providing such a special experience and we will be travelling again with you next spring to S Africa, this time with my son and his girlfriend joining us.

    Best regards
    Andrew Kretzschmar and family

  2. Sheila Russell

    Everything went smoothly and our guide, Biggie, and driver, Brighton, were both delightful; fun, helpful, informative and unfailingly cheerful.

    I would be very happy to recommend the holiday to anyone thinking of a trip to that area of Africa. The wildlife and scenery were fascinating and the accommodation very comfortable. All the lodges and camps were totally different and all attractive with different things to offer. We also enjoyed the fact that the truck was comfortable and provided good all round vision, especially as the distances covered were often quite long. Having seen the glaringly coloured trucks of other companies, we also appreciated the more muted livery of the truck and the company.
    I’m now enjoying reliving the experience sorting through thousands of photos.

    Thank you for all your help in answering my queries and booking the optional trips which were also very exciting and a great experience.

    Best wishes and many thanks
    Sheila Russell

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