Arrive in Windhoek. Spend the day at leisure. Windhoek is the capital and largest city of the Republic of Namibia. Notable landmarks are: Parliament Gardens, Christ Church and the Tintenpalast.
You will depart for the Etosha National Park after breakfast and drive via Okahandja, Otjiwarongo, Otavi and Tsumeb, a mining town, to the eastern part of the Etosha National Park.
Tsumeb is the largest town in Oshikoto region in northern Namibia. The town is the site of a deep mine (the lower workings now closed), that in its heyday was known simply as "The Tsumeb Mine" but has since been renamed the Ongopolo mine.
Day 3 and 4
You may want to spend the day with game-viewing in the Etosha National Park.
In the vast arid space of Northern Namibia lies one of Southern Africa’s best loved wildlife sanctuaries. Etosha National Park offers excellent game viewing in one of Africa’s most accessible venues. Zebra and springbok are scattered across the endless horizon, while the many waterholes attract endangered black rhinoceros, lion, elephant and large numbers of antelope.
Today you will drive through “Africa” – your journey leads you to the northern border of Namibia via the Ovamboland. Ovamboland was the name given by English-speaking visitors to the land inhabited by the Ovambo people in what is now northern Namibia and southern Angola.The lodge is situated on the banks of the Kavango river – so you might want to go on a boat cruise in the afternoon.
After enjoying your breakfast on the river bank, you will drive along the Trans-Caprivi-Highway to the lodge near Divundu. You might want to visit the Popa Falls today or just relax at the lodge.
Near the little town of Divundu are the Popa Falls. They are actually rapids rather than waterfalls. The rapids are particularly impressive in the dry season at lower water levels. The Popa Falls are surrounded by enchantingly beautiful nature.
Explore the Mahango National Park which is characterised by its forests, a broad flood plain, magnificent baobab trees and the great variety of animals.
The Mahango Game Park is a protected area in Namibia within Bwabwata National Park. It was established in 1986 and covers an area of 24,462 hectares (60,450 acres). With over 300 species of birds, it has been designated an Important Bird Area by BirdLife International. It has very rich diversity of mammal species; 99 species are reported, including elephants, lions, leopards, cheetahs, and hippopotami.
You should depart rather early today whilst driving via Kongola to Katima Mulilo, passing through the Caprivi Game Park which is a generally flat landscape except for some dunes covered with vegetation. Then you continue via the Ngoma Bridge boarder post to Botswana and drive to Kasane. Already in the afternoon you can join one of the activities the lodge has to offer.
Day 9 and 10
Enjoy exploring the Chobe National Park or visit the famous Victoria Falls on a day trip.
Chobe National Park, has one of the largest concentrations of game in Africa. The park is widely known for its spectacular elephant population: it contains an estimated 50 000 elephants, perhaps the highest elephant concentration of Africa, and part of the largest continuous surviving elephant population.
The Victoria Fall is classified as the largest, based on its width of 1,708 metres (5,604 ft) and height of 108 metres (354 ft), resulting in the world's largest sheet of falling water.
Explore the Mudumu National Park today by taking part in the offered activities of the lodge. You can join a guided walk or go on a guided game drive.
The Mudumu is National Park covers an area of 737 square kilometres. The area is an important migration route from Botswana to Angola for large game species such as African elephant. There is no boundary fence, and Mudumu forms a crucial trans-boundary link for wildlife migration between Angola, Botswana, Namibia and Zambia.
It’s time for you to head back to Windhoek slowly but surely – your trip leads you via Grootfontein and Otavi to the lodge, that is just south of Otjiwarongo. On your way there, you might want to visit the Hoba Meteorite.
The Hoba Meteorite has been uncovered but, because of its large mass, has never been moved from where it fell. The main mass is estimated at more than 60 tons, making it the largest known meteorite (as a single piece) and larger than the 37-ton fragment of the Campo del Cielo.
You will have time to join the offered activities by the lodge.
The private Okonjima Nature Reserve is nestled in over 200 square kilometres amongst the imposing Omboroko Mountains, boasts some of the most exceptional accommodation in Namibia, but the unequivocal highlights are the cheetah and leopard safaris.
Depending on when you flight home departs at, you may still want to join another activity and then depart for Windhoek accordingly.
- 1. Olive Grove Guesthouse
- 2. Mushara Lodge
- 5. Hakusembe River Lodge
- 6. Shametu River Lodge
- 8. Chobe Bakwena Lodge
- 11. Namushasha River Lodge
- 14. Okonjima Plains Camp