Departs: May – October DAY 1 Windhoek, Namibia Welcome to Africa! Your flight arrives at Windhoek International Airport, you will make your way to the Budget counter to pick up your rental car, where you begin a 45 minute self drive to your hotel. This modern, up-market guesthouse consists of 6 luxurious en-suite double rooms and a fully equipped bathroom. Elegant Guesthouse Includes: breakfast DAYS 2 4 Otjiwarongo, Namibia This morning you can stock up on supplies before departing North for a 3 hour self drive to Otjiwarongo. Frans Indongo Lodge exudes the sense for life of northern Namibias people in a most charming way. The complex is modeled on traditional Ovambo homesteads: palisades of tall pointed stakes embrace the lodge and convey a feeling of the warmth and security of home right in the middle of the African bush. You have the next 2 days to visit the Cheetah Conservation Fund Research Center, the Rare and Endangered Species Trust and the OvaHerero cultural center as you are interested. Frans Indongo Lodge Includes: Bed & breakfast DAYS 5 & 6 Etosha National Park, Namibia Today you have a 3 hour drive to Etosha National Park for your stay at Mushara Lodge. Offering comfortable accommodation and convenient facilities, the Mushara Lodge provides you with all of the quality amenities to make your stay a memorable one. The lodge consists of ten spacious chalets, one family unit and two single rooms. All of the accommodation units are equipped with modern amenities. Mushara Lodge Includes: All meals & safari activities DAYS 7 & 8 Etosha National Park, Namibia You have approximately a 2 hour self drive through the park to Okaukuejo Rest Camp. Okaukeujo was the first rest camp opened to tourists and a special attraction of the camp is the waterhole just outside the perimeter. This is a true theater of Africa. An incredible array of animals come to drink at the permanent water hole throughout an African night. You can sit with a cup of hot chocolate or glass of wine and see what develops. Guests have seen black rhino, many lions and even elephants mating here. Okaukuejo Rest Camp Includes: Bed & breakfast DAYS 9 11 Damaraland, Namibia This morning you have a 5 hour self drive from Etosha to Damaraland. Located in the Damaraland area, this camp offers great luxury accommodations in a truly rugged African setting. Don’t miss the nature drives appreciating the spectacular views and desert scenery. Doro Nawas Camp Includes: All meals, local drinks, laundry & safari activities DAYS 12 14 Omaruru, Namibia Today you continue on your 3 hour self drive portion of your trip to Omaruru. Epako’s Safari Game Lodge endeavors to allow you to experience Africa’s natural wonders in comfort and style. With over 2000 animals, more than 170 species of birds and 11 000 hectares of unspoilt, beautiful bushveld, you will get the full experience of Namibia’s untamed wilderness. Epako Game Lodge Includes: All meals & safari activities DAYS 15 17 Swakopmund, Namibia This morning you have another 3 hour drive to your next destination, Atlantic Villa Guesthouse. Atlantic Villa Guesthouse is situated approximately 6km north of Swakopmund at Vogelstrand. This area is quieter than staying in the centre of town and so will appeal to those who want to relax in a peaceful environment. The views of the Altantic ocean are amazing! Atlantic Villa Guesthouse Includes: Bed & breakfast DAYS 18 & 19 Namib Desert, Namibia Today after breakfast you continue on from Swakopmund to Namib Desert to Desert Homestead Lodge. The Desert Homestead offers simple but stylish accommodation in thatched chalets which were designed with the fragile beauty of this remarkable environment in mind. The lodge is situated approximately 32 kilometers from Sesriem, the gateway to Sossusvlei. On the following day you depart the lodge for a sleep out ride under the stars. Desert Homestead Includes: Bed & breakfast DAYS 20 22 Sossusvlei, Namibia At your leisure, you will pop over to your next camp Kulala Desert Lodge. Set in the second largest desert in the world, the Namib Desert lays this oasis where guests enjoy game drives to the spectacular dunes and sleep under the stars from private star gazing platforms on sultry summer nights. Kulala Desert Lodge Includes: All meals, drinks (except premiums), laundry, & safari activities DAY 22 Windhoek, Namibia Today you you have a 7 hour drive back to Windhoek for your overnight at Elegant Guesthouse. This modern, up-market guesthouse consists of 6 luxurious en-suite double rooms and a fully equipped bathroom. Elegant Guesthouse Includes: breakfast DAYS 23 25 Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe After breakfast & checkout you self drive to Windhoek Airport to drop off your rental, before meeting your scheduled flight to Victoria Falls. Meet your charter pilot in the arrivals area to catch your shared charter into camp. Little Makalolo is one of the only camps within Hwange National Park. The area is ecologically diverse, ensuring a varied food “pantry,” which feeds great numbers of animals for game viewing year round. Little Makalolo Includes: All meals, drinks (except premiums), laundry & safari activities DAYS 26 & 27 Livingstone, Zambia Today after early morning game activities you have shared charter back to Victoria Falls Airport. Your driver will meet you in arrivals and transfer you to Bushfront Lodge in Livingstone. The Bushfront Lodge is a quiet retreat set in lush, bird filled African woodland offering 12 twin bedded chalets all cooled by thatch. It’s just off the main road between Livingstone Town and the falls and easily accessible by car. The Bushfront Lodge Includes: All meals & safari activities DAYS 28 & 29 Chobe National Park, Botswana This morning you depart Bushfront Lodge, making your way to the banks of the Chobe River for your stay at Chobe Safari Lodge. The Chobe Safari Lodge is beautifully sited on the banks of The Chobe River with vervit monkeys, troops of banded mongoose and resident wart hogs in the lawns. Highlights include the intense elephant populations of the park and afternoon boat cruises on the Chobe River. Chobe Safari Lodge Includes: Breakfast & dinner DAYS 30 & 31 Kalahari Desert, Botswana After watching a spectacular sunrise, you depart Chobe for a several hour drive to Planet Baboab. Arrive at the Planet Baobab in the Kalahari Desert, the baobab capital of the world! A traditionally styled mud Kalanga and Bushmen grass hut village shaded by giant baobab trees whose average age is 4,000 years old! Planet Baobab Includes: All meals, drinks (except premiums), & scheduled activities DAYS 32 34 Linyanti Wetlands, Botswana Today after breakfast you have a road transfer to Maun, where you to meet your shared charter to the Selinda Canoe Trail. The high rains of the 2009 wet season resulted in epic floodwaters. For the first time in nearly three decades the Selinda Spillway flowed in full, connecting these two ancient waterways. This is an ideal setting for Botswanas leading canoeing and walking adventure safari: enjoy the adventure and the effect of Africa on your soul. Selinda Canoe Trail Includes: All meals, drinks (except premiums) & safari activities DAY 35 Selinda Reserve, Botswana As you approach the end of the Spillway, you will meet your guide for the drive to your camp for the night. Motswiri is a small and personal camp, stylishly and comfortably rebuilt in 2010. Located on the banks of the spectacular Selinda Spillway, an ancient watercourse linking the Okavango and Kwando-Linyanti floodplains, the five tents are airy, spaced well apart and each has wonderful views of the spillway and the abundant wildlife that is attracted to it to drink. Motswiri Camp Includes: All meals, drinks (except premiums) & safari activities DAY 36 Johannesburg, South Africa After an early morning breakfast have a shared charter back to Maun to meet your scheduled flight to Johannesburg for your overnight at the Garden Court. Garden Court OR Tambo International Airport Hotel Includes: Bed & breakfast DAY 37 Depart After spending a glorious month in Africa, its time to pack up your belongings and make way for your Asia. You have a quick shuttle back to OR Tambo Intl. Airport to meet your international connection.