Bushman and Delta 4 x 4 Adventure - 8 Days
PRICES FROM 1 NOVEMBER 2009 - 30 OCTOBER 2010 - N$10
600 PER/PERSON (South African Rand or Namibia Dollars only)
+ US$100 /PERSON/cash for Cross Border Charges to be paid in cash the morning of safari departure.
DEPARTURES - every second Friday
BUSHMAN AND DELTA 4 x 4 ADVENTURES - 8 DAYS
A safari combining superb game viewing in Etosha National Park, tracking with the san people in the Kalahari and the tranquility of the Okavango Delta, Susuwe - a remote game park in the Caprivi area and where we utilize a local community campsite before finishing in Livingstone, Zambia - home to the mighty Victoria Falls and a highlight of any holiday.
Day 1 OKAUKEUJO, ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK
We collect you from your accommodation and depart from Chameleon Backpackers.After stopping briefly at Otjiwarongo for fresh supplies we have lunch at the entrance to the Etosha National Park, Namibia's prime game viewing destination. We game drive to camp and if time permits enjoy another game drive before sunset. Overnight camping. Dinner prepared by the guide and evening is spent around the campfire or at the floodlit waterhole by the camp, which is often visited by endangered black rhinos coming to quench their thirst after sunset (LD) OPTION TO UPGRADE ACCOMMODATION
Day 2 NAMUTONI, ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK
Early morning and late afternoon game drives seeking the many species of animals found in this huge park including elephant, lion, leopard, endangered cheetah, black and white rhino as well as many antelope and over 340 species of bird, plenty for all wildlife enthusiastic to enjoy. We spend the hottest part of the day at camp either by the waterhole or the swimming pool before heading to Etosha Pan, one of the translations meaning "Great White Place" to marvel at the size of the pan and mirages that disappear into the horizon. Overnight camping. Dinner prepared by guide, evening spent around the campfire or floodlit waterhole. (BLD) OPTION TO UPGRADE ACCOMMODATION
Day 3 ROY'S CAMP
After a short game drive we enjoy breakfast before we travel down to Roy's Camp where we will overnight. We stop briefly at Lake Otjikoto before we continue to Tsumeb to get our fresh supplies. A short lunch is taken at Hoba Meteorite - the world's largest single meteorite and we continue through to Grootfontein to refuel before entering the Kalahari. We arrive at our camp just after lunch. This afternoon we drive down to the bushman village where we will be sharing the most wonderful experience of our trip with the Bushman people. You will have a chance to also get some original craft made by the Bushman at the village. Some of the highlights will be going out with a San tracker to collect bush foods experiencing how the traditional San collect veld food -generally a fascinating experience for westerners where we are able to ask questions of how they survive in today's modern world. We return late afternoon to our camp. Overnight camping. Dinner prepared by guide (BLD)
Day 4 NGEPI CAMP, OKAVANGO RIVER
After breakfast we depart for the Okavango town of Rundu for fresh supplies. We will enjoy a roadside lunch before heading towards our camp on the banks of Okavango River, Ngepi Camp. This afternoon you have got time to relax on the deck of the river swimming pool, or go for optional activities offered by Ngepi Camp like water rafting, boat cruise, canoeing etc. Overnight camping, evening meal prepared by the guide (BLD) OPTION TO UPGRADE ACCOMMODATION
Day 5 GUMA LAGOON CAMP, BOTSWANA
This morning just after breakfast we drive to Mahango Game Reserve. This little jewel of a game reserve is home to many unusual species such as Roan and Sable antelope, Buffalo, large herds of Elephant, Hippo and many aquatic birds not found in many areas of Namibia before heading down to Botswana. We arrive at our camp just in time for lunch. After setting the camp you enjoy your free time at the camp deck overlooking the beautiful lagoon of the Okavango Delta. Overnight bush camping under a million stars and evening meal prepared by the guide (BLD)
DAY 6 GUMA LAGOON CAMP, BOTSWANA
After an early breakfast each of our guests can take only 1 small day pack and depart early morning initially in a motor boat before transferring to our mukoros (dug out canoes), we relax while our polers push us through this beautiful and serene area enjoying the tranquility of the delta. We'll have the opportunity to game walk and learn about this fragile and unique ecosystem. We enjoy more game walks and mukoro trails before we return to the luxury of our camp early afternoon for hot showers and toilets. Overnight camping and evening meal prepared by the guide (BLD
DAY 7 NAMBWA, SUSUWE NATIONAL PARK
An early morning start to cross the border back into Namibia and on to Mahango Game Reserve. We leave the park and have lunch overlooking Popa Falls before continuing through the Caprivi Strip to Susuwe National Park. This is a wild park where we camp without fences and spend an exhilarating night listening to the night sounds of the animals and maybe get the chance to enjoy "close up" encounters, please note that there are no fences and that wild animals such as hyenas' may wander through the camp. Overnight camping and evening meal prepared by the guide (BLD)
DAY 8 LIVINGSTONE, ZAMBIA
Enjoy breakfast and short game drive before heading through to Katima Mulilo. This busy and bustling town is the last frontier of Namibia and we glimpse our first sight of the mighty Zambezi River. We cross the border into Zambia and have lunch at a scenic location along the roadside. We arrive at Livingstone mid afternoon and we drop you at your accommodation (BL).
NOTE: This safari is designed for the adventure traveller, one who enjoys pitching in to help, conversing with nature and does not mind the discomfort of bush camping without shower and toilet facilities. Please ensure that you have the necessary entry visas for Namibia, Botswana and Zambia - THIMBI THIMBI ADVENTURE SAFARIS cannot be held liable and if you do not have the appropriate visas you may not be able to enter the country
Please note - the itinerary above is a guideline only and whilst we try to adhere to it there may be circumstances when it may change - for example weather and/or road conditions, seasonal daylight hours etc. Overnight stops on occasion may be altered from those indicated above. IMPORTANT - Whilst visiting villages and local communities we cannot guarantee activities on offer, it often depends on how they feel on the day, however, it will give you the opportunity to meet and experience life in Namibia in today's society
Approx total distance 2000kms
OPTIONS FOR UPGRADING ACCOMMODATION IN OKAUKUEJO AND ONGUMA BUT DEPENDS ON AVAILABILITY.
THIS TOUR IS A FULL PATICIPATION SAFARI WITH A GUIDE ONLY AND NO CAMP ASSISTANT!!!!!!
Departure dates 2010 departs every second Friday: 07/11, 21/11, 05/12, 19/12,
02/01, 16/01, 30/01, 13/02, 27/02, 13/03, 27/03, 10/04, 24/04, 08/05, 22/05,
05/06, 19/06, 03/07, 17/07, 31/07, 14/08, 28/08, 11/09, 25/09, 09/10, 23/10,
06/11, 20/11, 11/12, 25/12