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Epic Wildlife of Namibia & Beyond

  • Overview
  • Itinerary
  • Fares
  • Accommodation

A journey overview

  • Johannesburg
  • Victoria Falls
  • Chobe National Park
  • Okavango Delta
  • Swakopmund
  • Rovos Rail
  • Etosha National Park
  • Windhoek

19 Days Explorations
  • Departing:
  • 30 Apr 2020

By way of Rovos Rail, chartered plane and 4WD safaris, discover the wildlife and landscapes of Namibia and South Africa.

Map

Itinerary

Bound for the game parks of southern Africa, we land by late afternoon and are instantly taken to Four Seasons Hotel the Westcliff. Our welcome to Africa could hardly be more insightful. A Your World experience offers the chance to tour the township of Soweto, the result of segregated housing in the early 1930s. We are joined by Sophia Williams-de Bruyn, who will share with us one of her informative lectures about the anti-apartheid movement.

We fly to Livingstone, the gateway to Victoria Falls, where we fall into the embrace of our residence, Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma. We relish a two-night stay among misty surrounds. Explore Mosi-oa-Tunya, ‘the smoke that thunders’, on a Your World experience. Take a 15-minute Flight of Angels above the falls. The nimble wings of a microlight flight carry us over the cascading natural wonder. Or, stop in at a local village for cultural insight.

In the dry season, elephants flock to the Chobe River in unimaginable numbers. Propped beside the riverside, we arrive at Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero. The waterways are too enticing; we head out on our first river safari at sunset, securing front-row seats to the pageantry of Africa at sundown. We take to open-air 4WDs in search of the Big Five. A Your World experience offers yet another chance to set off on a game drive, either by 4WD or boat.

By private charter, land directly into the heart of the Okavango Delta. We embark on a secluded game drive before we are transferred to our luxury residence, Sanctuary Chief’s Camp. We bask in the opulent surrounds for three nights. If safari dreaming has brought you here, the game viewing will exceed your wildest imaginings. We search for wildlife each morning and in the late afternoon, open-air 4WDs take us along the island’s floodplains.

By air, we reach the windswept Skeleton Coast and spend the evening in Swakopmund, where banks of sand rush to meet the thundering waves of the Atlantic Ocean. In the morning, the well-appointed Rovos Rail welcomes us. On board, the pleasures of South Africa and Namibia unfold before our eyes.

We arrive in Tsumeb to explore Etosha National Park. Nestled between camel thorn and mopani trees, Mokuti Etosha Lodge welcomes us. Etosha is one of the few places that the endangered black rhino resides, almost unaffected by poaching. It will be a privilege to spy the wrinkly creatures on our game drives. Game viewing in Etosha is certainly a unique experience. We return to our train and continue the journey south.

Our light aircraft is waiting in Windhoek to carry us to the Sossusvlei Lodge. On an afternoon drive, we sail up and down the ancient dunes, among the highest in the world on a 4WD desert excursion. After a return flight to Windhoek, it’s back to our train. We discover Keetmanshoop, the Quiver Tree Forest and Giant’s Playground before continuing on to Fish River Canyon. Almost 1.5 billion years of geological history stretches out before us.

Shrouded in stories of diamond smugglers, horse rustlers and highway robberies, we get to know Upington during a stroll along Date Palm Avenue. Rolling onwards, we clamber towards the windows of our train to see the flamingos of Kamfers Dam. In Kimberley, a city tour includes the Big Hole and the Mine Museum. Our journey then draws to an end in Pretoria. From here we take a coach to Johannesburg airport.

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