1st April - 13th May 2019
Namibia - Namibia and Botswana – huge and varied countries, in parts dominated by rugged mountain ranges and steep escarpments, elsewhere by tropical green valleys, inland deltas and deserts. These countries are home to some of the biggest concentrations of game in Africa, a night at one of Etosha’s waterholes will never be forgotten as rhino drink alongside lion and elephant. We’ll meet fascinating people such as the Herero, dressed in their Victorian crinolines or the pastoral Himba, dressed in skins and tinted by the very soil they live upon while the San Bushmen survive in some of the harshest conditions on the planet. On the forbidding Skeleton Coast we search for desert elephants, lion and rhino in one of the most dry, remote landscapes on the planet but after rain, the Marienfluss valley becomes a refuge for immense herds of Gemsbok and Hartman Zebra. The Kunene River, full of crocodiles, cuts its course to the Atlantic Ocean leaving behind spectacular water falls such as Ruacana and Epupa. To the east in the tropical Capri Strip we’ll see the huge diversity of wildlife and vegetation created by the Okavango River as it flows south to disappear beneath the sands of the Kalahari.
The 4 week trip focuses on Namibia and northern Botswana before you head back to cape Town to ship your car home while you fly. If you are able to stay for the optional 2 week extension then we head across the Makgadikgadi Pans into the Kalahari Desert to explore Deception Valley and spend some time with the San bushmen in this unique landscape. We’ll then enter the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, home to massive black manned lions before heading back to Cape Town. The best way to fully experience these countries is in your own 4x4 to explore the remote north and west of Namibia and central and south Botswana. Your vehicle is shipped to Cape Town, to meet you after your direct flight, ready to explore the very best these captivating, safe and friendly countries have to offer.
Contact us for a fly drive quote however if you’d prefer not to take your vehicle.