Namibia & Botswana Scenery & Wildlife

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Day 1

    

Sossusvlei

Day notes

Arrive Windhoek, meet and greet and depart for scheduled charter flight to Little Kulala departing at 08h15 and arriving at 09h25 for 2 nights in 1 x luxury tented room including all meals, scheduled daily activities and select drinks.

Check-in to Little Kulala

Charter Flight from Hosea Kutako International Airport [WDH] to Little Kulala

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Mode

Charter Flight

Departure

Hosea Kutako International Airport [WDH]

Arrival

Little Kulala

Day 2

    

Sossusvlei

Day notes

Day at leisure to enjoy all the activities the camp has to offer:

- Nature drives into the desert in 3 x 8-seater vehicles
- Walking Trails, including the Black Mountain Trail
- Visit to Sossusvlei and Sesriem
- Balloon safaris (additional cost, closed 15 January to 15 February)
- The Sundowner tour is one of the best scenic safaris in the Namib
- Private vehicles can be booked at an additional cost, subject to availability
- Scorpion Walks

Day 3

    

Palmwag

Day notes

After breakfast, depart for scheduled charter to Desert Rhino Camp departing at 10h30 and arriving at 12h30 for 2 nights in 1 x luxury tent including all meals, scheduled daily activities and select drinks.

Check-out from Little Kulala

Check-in to Desert Rhino Camp

Charter Flight from Little Kulala to Desert Rhino Camp

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Mode

Charter Flight

Departure

Little Kulala

Arrival

Desert Rhino Camp

Day 4

    

Palmwag

Day notes

Day at leisure to enjoy all the activities the camp has to offer:

- Rhino tracking on foot and by vehicle
- Nature walks with a guide. The guide is not armed as we do not place guests in any dangerous or compromising positions on walks and we have a zero disturbance policy where we will not go closer to rhino for a better photograph etc - the rhino are not to be disturbed at all by guests on the walks.
- Full day outings with picnic lunch

Day 5

    

Kunene

Day notes

After breakfast, depart for scheduled charter to Serra Cafema for 2 nights in 1 x luxury tent including all meals, scheduled daily activities and select drinks.

Check-out from Desert Rhino Camp

Check-in to Serra Cafema Camp

Charter Flight from Desert Rhino Camp to Hartman Valley Airstrip

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Mode

Charter Flight

Departure

Desert Rhino Camp

Arrival

Hartman Valley Airstrip

Transfer from Hartman Valley Airstrip to Serra Cafema Camp

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Mode

Transfer

Pick up

Hartman Valley Airstrip

Drop off

Serra Cafema Camp

Day 6

    

Kunene

Day notes

Day at leisure to enjoy all the activities the camp has to offer:

- Nature drives in Hartmann's Valley in open Land Rovers.
- Boating trips on the Kunene River
- Nature walks in the valleys and at the waterfalls
- Visit to a working Himba village (should the nomadic people be in the area)
- Optional full day outing to Marienfluss Valley with a packed picnic lunch

Day 7

    

Ongava Private Game Reserve

Day notes

After breakfast and morning activity, depart for scheduled charter to Little Ongava departing at 12h45 and arriving at 15h20 for 2 nights in 1 x luxury tent including all meals, scheduled daily activities and select drinks.

Check-out from Serra Cafema Camp

Check-in to Little Ongava

Transfer from Serra Cafema Camp to Hartman Valley Airstrip

Details  
Mode

Transfer

Pick up

Serra Cafema Camp

Drop off

Hartman Valley Airstrip

Charter Flight from Hartman Valley Airstrip to Little Ongava

Details  
Mode

Charter Flight

Departure

Hartman Valley Airstrip

Arrival

Little Ongava

Day 8

    

Ongava Private Game Reserve

Day notes

Day at leisure to enjoy all the activities the camp has to offer:

- Game drives in Etosha National Park and Ongava Game Reserve
- Guided walks (white rhino can be tracked on foot, for adults over 16 years)
- Full day excursions into Etosha National Park (subject to availability of vehicles)
- Guests at Little Ongava share a dedicated guide and Land Rover ensuring the optimum nature experience.

Day 9

    

Windhoek

Day notes

After breakfast, depart for scheduled charter to Eros Airport departing at 09h40 and arriving at 11h30 where you will me met for your road transfer to Olive Grove Guesthouse for 1 nights in 1 x luxury room including breakfast.

Afternoon and evening at leisure.

Check-out from Little Ongava

Check-in to Olive Grove Guesthouse

Charter Flight from Little Ongava to Windhoek Eros Airport [ERS]

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Mode

Charter Flight

Departure

Little Ongava

Arrival

Windhoek Eros Airport [ERS]

Transfer from Windhoek Eros Airport [ERS] to Olive Grove Guesthouse

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Mode

Transfer

Pick up

Windhoek Eros Airport [ERS]

Drop off

Olive Grove Guesthouse

Day 10

    

Okavango Delta

Day notes

After breakfast, depart for road transfer to Windhoek International Airport to check in for your scheduled flight SW403 departing at 08h15 and arriving in Maun at 10h30 (flight not included in the quote) Arrive Maun, meet and greet and depart for scheduled charter to Jao Camp for 2 nights in 1 x luxury tent including all meals, scheduled daily activities and select drinks.

Check-out from Olive Grove Guesthouse

Check-in to Jao Camp

Transfer from Olive Grove Guesthouse to Hosea Kutako International Airport [WDH]

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Mode

Transfer

Pick up

Olive Grove Guesthouse

Drop off

Hosea Kutako International Airport [WDH]

Charter Flight from Hosea Kutako International Airport [WDH] to Maun Airport [MUB]

Details  
Mode

Charter Flight

Departure

Hosea Kutako International Airport [WDH]

Arrival

Maun Airport [MUB]

Charter Flight from Maun Airport [MUB] to Jao Camp

Details  
Mode

Charter Flight

Departure

Maun Airport [MUB]

Arrival

Jao Camp

Day 11

    

Okavango Delta

Day notes

Day at leisure to enjoy all the activities the camp has to offer:

- Land game drives in 5 x 10 seater open 4x4 Land Rovers each accommodating a maximum of 7 guests, allowing all guests an outside seat (each vehicle is equipped with a tree book, a bird book, a mammal book, a pair of binoculars and insect repellent in a centre consol on each row of seats)
- Full day game drives and picnics on Hunda Island - a 45min boat ride away from Jao Camp.
- Night drives with spotlights.
- Private activities available on request.
- Water game viewing in 2 x 2-seater glass-bottomed mokoro (dug-out canoe), and 12 x 2 seater mokoro
- 2 x 12-seater boat used in the waterways to the east of camp.
- Fishing with a limited supply of basic equipment is on offer seasonally - catch and release basis
- A raised hide located about 20 minutes from camp (which can be used for sleep-outs - maximum 4 people at a time - and is equipped with a long-drop loo).
- At the spa we offer a full menu of therapies ranging from Clarins' facials to manicures, pedicures and a range of massage options.
- Gym, equipped with a cross trainer, rowing machine, stationary bike, yoga mats, exercise ball and free weights.
- Entertainment room, furnished as a lounge and dining area. It is suitable for private dining, children's entertainment, watching wildlife documentaries and conducting lectures etc.

Day 12

    

Makgadikgadi Pans National Park

Day notes

After morning activity and breakfast, depart for scheduled charter to Jacks Camp for 3 nights in 1 x luxury tent including all meals, scheduled daily activities and select drinks.

After settling in to your tent, join your Guide for tea before driving into the grasslands and the beautiful evening light. Stop to watch the sun set and listen to an explanation of how the Makgadikgadi pans, the remnants of the world’s largest ever super lake, were formed.

Return to camp for a lavish dinner in the elegant mess tent, a designated national museum of Botswana.

Check-out from Jao Camp

Check-in to Jack's Camp

Charter Flight from Jao Camp to Jack's Camp

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Mode

Charter Flight

Departure

Jao Camp

Arrival

Jack's Camp

Day 13

    

Makgadikgadi Pans National Park

Day notes

Set off in the morning to visit some of the Kalahari’s sexiest meerkats. (‘Suricate’ to science-minded people and ‘Timon’ to Lion King fans.) Get up close and personal with these captivating creatures.

On chilly mornings, you might well find a meerkat snuggling up to you for warmth. Or, in the absence of a termite mound or tree, using your head as a sentry lookout post. By spending quality time with these incredibly social, superbly adapted animals, you will be able to see how they interact with each other and their environment.

You also get the chance to see the desert through the eyes of a meerkat – which, despite the fact that it’s only a foot off the ground, is a pretty spectacular vantage point, and definitely one of the most special and memorable game experiences you will encounter in Botswana.

After a picnic breakfast, visit a remote cattle-post to learn about the traditional culture of the Batswana people. Close by is the famous Chapman’s Baobab
(Also known as the Seven Sisters) which is acknowledged to be the third largest tree in Africa, and was the campsite of early explorers like Livingstone and Selous when they pioneered the area. This gives you an opportunity to gain a fascinating insight into the history of the early explorers.

Return to camp for a rest and refreshing lunch.

After tea, travel down to the pans where you will be given a brief safety talk before mounting your trusty quad bike to head off across the pans. Watch the sun set and the stars rise. This is one of the only places in the world where the silence is so complete you can hear the blood circulating through your ears. There is not one visual landmark to be seen and one swiftly loses one’s sense of perspective.

Day 14

    

Makgadikgadi Pans National Park

Day notes

Early in the morning, comb the edge of the extinct lake shore to find some of the many stone tools and fossils that litter the pan surface and learn of the origins of early man. Return to camp for a huge brunch.

After tea, head off in search of some unique desert species such as aardvark,
bat eared foxes, aardwolves, and the elusive brown hyaena, which is the third
rarest large carnivore in Africa, with only about 8,000 in the wild. Brown Hyaenas are the consummate desert specialists, surviving in arid areas where both food and water are scarce. A timid, nocturnal species rarely seen by humans, but in spite of being solitary foragers; they are very social animals, living in clans of up to 10-12 hyaenas.

Back to Jack’s Camp for dinner.

Day 15

    

End of Itinerary

Day notes

Spend the morning walking with Zu/’hoasi Bushmen Trackers. Uncharted Africa has pioneered and passionately supported cultural tourism in Botswana since the company’s inception 13 years ago. It has long been our belief that it is a vitally important tool in terms of preserving this unique, but sadly fast vanishing culture

They have been working closely with the Zu/’hoasi people of the Western Kalahari for many years and are privileged to have a small group of these extraordinary men at their service to guide our guests on a morning’s walking safari. Offering a window into the past, they teach us how they have survived in this harshest of environments, using their vast and ancient knowledge of plants, animal behaviour and survival skills.

After lunch, depart for scheduled charter to Maun to check in for your onward departure details.

Check-out from Jack's Camp

Charter Flight from Jack's Camp to Maun Airport [MUB]

Details  
Mode

Charter Flight

Departure

Jack's Camp

Arrival

Maun Airport [MUB]

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