This luxurious Fly & Drive Namibian safari connects some of the most enchanting highlights of Namibia. Plus this 9 night safari is ideal for those who don’t have much time. But want to see some of the highlights of this vast desert country.
The scenic flights between the lodges are very much part of the whole experience. You fly over some of the most desolate, but hauntingly beautiful places in Namibia. At the lodges, in the care of your guide, you get to experience Sossusvlei and the Namib Desert, Swakopmund on the Atlantic coast, Damaraland, Etosha National Park. On the way back from Etosha, you travel by road through the Central Highlands visiting the leopard conservation lodge, Okonjima.
Accommodation at a glance:
Sossusvlei: 2 nights – Kulala Desert Lodge
Swakopmund: 2 nights – The Delight Hotel
Damaraland: 2 nights – Doro Nawas Camp
Etosha National Park: 2 nights – Ongava Lodge
Central Highlands: 1 night – Okonjima Plains Camp Lodge
This safari starts and end at Windhoek. The great thing is that you can tailor-make your itinerary by adding a couple of nights at the wild and romantic Serra Cafema Camp or Desert Rhino Camp. A visit to this unique remote setting is never cheap but its definitely a bucket list option! Alternatively you could add on a couple of nights in Victoria Falls and even visit Botswana from there.
Experience the ultimate Cederberg with a 3 night stay at Cederberg Ridge Wilderness Lodge, your base to explore the varied delights of this unique wilderness region, whilst enjoying delicious food, hospitality and adventure.
You enjoy a private transfer from Cape Town up to the Cederberg to Cederberg Ridge where you stay on a Full Board and Activity basis. Various included excursions are on offer: from walking trails to mountain biking. From guided rock art to boating on the lagoon, and from flowers to farm tours.
At the lodge, you can relax around the pool or pamper yourself with a spa treatment. Enjoy story-telling and star-gazing at the fire-pit in the evening.
The lodge overlooks the panorama of the Cederberg Mountains with its unique raw, rugged beauty. But this stylish retreat is within easy reach of Cape Town and the Winelands (2½ hours scenic transfer). It offers the authentic ambience of a modern African farmhouse with much use of wood, natural materials and earthy tones. Yet the striking steel windows bring a contemporary touch. With 9 spacious rooms and suites, restaurant with a view, large swimming pool, and indigenous gardens flowing into the veld, Cederberg Ridge offers tranquility and style in the midst of wilderness.
Note: This tour is ideal for solo travellers. As well as couples and families as the price differential is not as great as doing a private tour for one.
This 9 night safari offer in Botswana and Zambia is the perfect combination of wildlife and the natural wonder of the Victoria Falls.
A land of beauty and the best wildlife safaris you will find, Botswana offers visitors fence-less natural parks and private game reserves. Enabling huge herds of game to roam freely in contrasting landscapes. From the Kalahari’s desert plains to the Okavango’s lush waterways… Botswana is one of Africa’s last pristine lands and offers so many memorable images for those lucky enough to visit.
Combine this with the natural 7th wonder of the world – the Victoria Falls. Some of the most spectacular views of the Victoria Falls are from the Zambian side of the gorge. The clouds of spray generated by this thunderous descent have resulted in a lush rain forest full of stunning wild flowers. The Victoria Falls offers a dramatic scenic contrast and change of pace from the safari experience.
Accommodation at a glance:
You start your safari in Moremi Game Reseve in Botswana at Khwai Tented Camp. This camp overlooks the lagoons and lilies of the Khwai River. Then you head to the Linyanti wetlands for 3 nights at Linyanti Bush Camp. This is a private concession on the border of Botswana’s iconic Chobe National Park. And it’s known for its abundant wildlife. Complete your safari at Thorntree River Lodge in Zambia, a contemporary and chic safari lodge on the banks of the mighty Zambezi River in Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park.
Khwai Tented Camp, Moremi Game Reserve – 3 nights
Linyanti Bush Camp, Chobe National Park – 3 nights
Thorntree River Lodge, Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park – 3 nights
What about a few nights extra?
You can add on a few nights in Zimbabwe to give you a all round experience of Africa. Or how about ending the safari holiday on a luxurious beach resort in Mozambique.