Experience the rugged area of the Khaudum Game Park, a densely wooded wilderness reserve and the fertile wilderness of riverine forests, flood plains, swamps and open woodland in the Kavango and Caprivi region bordering Botswana.
Depart from Windhoek via Okahandja, Otjiwarongo and Otavi to Grootfontein. Visit the largest meteorite in the southern hemisphere nearby Grootfontein before proceeding to Roy's Camp just north of Grootfontein. Settle down on one of the idyllic campsites and enjoy the sight of free roaming antelopes quenching their thirst at the nearby waterhole. Camping on full board.
After breakfast, travel into an easterly direction into the heart of the Bushmanland, Tsumkwe. After a short stop, the journey continues to the Kaudom National Park, the most remote and desolated National Park in Namibia. Camp will be set up at the Sikeretti camp site in the southern part of Kaudom National Park. Late pm game drive into the surrounding area in search of the many game species of this park inclusive of predators and large herds of elephant. Excellent birding around the various water holes can be experienced. Camping overnight on fullboard.
Full day game viewing drive while travelling through the park with excellent game encounters en route. Good sable, roan, wildebeest, buffalo, kudu, giraffe, elephant and with a bit of luck predator and wild dog sightings can be expected. Camp will be erected at the Kaudom Camp site, which is idyllically situated on a huge sand dune overlooking the Kaudom River valley. Good opportunity to encounter predators on the late pm game drive on the flood plains of the Khaudom River. Camping on fullboard.
Early morning departure leaving the park in a northerly direction for the Popa Falls area at Bagani. Following a very sandy and difficult path, the journey continues through dense forest areas with a visit at one of the traditional Kavango communal villages en route. Arrival at Ndhovu Lodge or similar for lunch. Set up camp on the banks of the Okavango river. Enjoy the beautiful scenery and the peaceful grazing of herds of buffalo and elephant on the banks the Okavango River during an optional sundowner boat cruise on the river. Camping overnight on fallboard.
Full day game viewing drive into the nearby Mahango National Park. Excellent game viewing, i.e. red lechwe, waterbuck, sable roan, hippos, elephants, buffalo, possible some predators as well as the usual plains game can be expected. Optimal opportunity for excellent birding inclusive of a series of raptors can be done on the flood plains and banks of the Okavango River. Return to camp late afternoon in time to enjoy a relaxing sundowner drink. Camping overnight on fullboard.
Bid farewell to the Kavango region with a transfer drive into the Bwabwata National Park bordering the Kwando river. This game rich region can easily be compared to a Botswana experience with exceptional good opportunity to encounter elephant, hippo, buffalo, giraffe, roan and sable antelopes , all other plains and water game and exceptional good birding . Camp for the next three days will be erected at the Nambwa campsite (or similar) on the banks of the Kwando river in the Susuwe area. Am and pm game drives into the surrounding area as well as the Mudumo National Park will offer unique game viewing opportunities and experiences. Three nights' camping on fullboard.
The return journey back into civilization takes us into the Kavango region, past neatly constructed communal villages to the town of Rundu. Spend the night in a comfortable, rustic lodge on the banks of the Okavango River with a relaxing afternoon at the swimming pool or join a group for a sundowner boat cruise on the Okavango River (optional). Overnight in bungalows of Hakusembe Lodge (or similar) on full board.
After a short visit to the Craft Market in Rundu, head back into central Namibia past the towns of Tsumeb and Otavi into the Waterberg Plateau National Park The rest of the afternoon at own leisure, relaxing at the pool or enjoy a short hike to experience the unique fauna and flora of this part of Namibia. Overnight in bungalows of the Waterberg Plateau Park on fullboard.
Optional early morning game viewing drive onto the massive plateau before heading back to the capital of Windhoek via the craft market of Okahandja. Arrive in Windhoek late afternoon. End of tour.
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