Botswana / Namibia explore the wilderness tours incl Etosha and Khaudum
This is quite an open tour as it covers 2 countries and a park that is known for it’s remoteness.
The time frame of the tour would depend on the clients but it would be around 15 days and the itinerary is very flexible.
Start at Maun (stock up and draw cash etc)
Moremi – This is the heart of the Okavango with fantastic game viewing. We also take a boat trip on the the delta which will be the highlight of the Moremi section of the trip. The Okavango delta is the ultimate destination for bird watching in Botswana. Every morning we go out for a fantastic bush breakfasts.
Chobe incl Savuti and Ihaha – The Savuti plains offer spectacular game viewing along the Savuti channel. This area is also well known for the small winding roads which have no signs only to be navigate by landmarks. In the south you will come across granite hills that can be seen from miles away. There are also a couple of interesting bushman paintings and stunning Baobab trees. The drive through Linyanti to the Chobe reserve is an experience never to be forgotten. The views over the Chobe plains and the river will take your breath away, and here the sunset over the chobe river is just magical. Once again this reserve is rich in animal life.
We then cross the border into Namibia where we spend a couple of nights on a houseboat with a difference from Katimo Mulilo (House boat with tents on top. Sleeps 6 max per boat). We spend the day cruising up the river and we can do a little tiger fishing on the way. Late in the afternoon, the boat stops at different islands each night where we cook our dinner on the island.The house boat has a shower (hot) with a galley (kitchen) and place to sit. The skipper does everything. He makes a fire every night on the island he chooses to camp on and we fish, photograph and snooze. What a life.
Mudumu Game Reserve in the Caprivi, this gem of an area is very undeveloped, where we will be camping on the bank of the river. There are no facilities.
Khaudum Game Reserve is famous for it’s elephants. This reserve is very remote, and not on the tourist map due to the deep sandy roads, but well worth it for the elephants and the Roan antelope.
Etosha Game Reserve is Namibia’s gem. Dominated by a huge salt pan. The Etosha pan is so large that it can be seen from space, and there is abundant wildlife that congregate at the waterholes. The camps have hides, and at night you can see the Rhino come to drink, which is very special.
Unfortunately this is where the tour ends, and we take you to Windhoek.
This trip covers quiet a lot of driving, and game viewing and scenery are top of the list.
You will have close encounters with wild animals as the camps are unfenced and animals have the right of way.
Day 1: We meet in Maun and after stocking up we head off for Moremi . As soon as we cross the buffalo fence we are in wild country and we can see animals. After entering the Moremi game reserve we can drive around Blackpools and then head off to our camp.
Day 2: We explore the area around our camp
Day 3: We head off to the Khwai area where we spend a night. This is a game rich area and in inundated with elephant.
Day 4: Today we drive into the Chobe game reserve and up to Savute camp where we will spend the night. The Savute plains can be full of game especially after rain. This area is known for it’s lion and elephant. There are numerous tracks covering the area and on most of our trips we have been lucky enough to see wild dog by the camp. The camp has a large elephant proof ablution and a small tuck shop.
Day 5 : We spend the day exploring the area.
Day 6: Linyanti. The drive here can be challenging with very thick sand. We camp on the banks of the river with a sunset over Namibia.
Day 7: It is quite a long drive to Ihaha. This camp does not have the best ablutions or staff but the view and the park are spectacular. We have never been disappointed with our visits to this area.
Day 8: It’s off to Katimo Mulilo where we climb on our houseboat with a difference. It is 2 nights of fishing and relaxing.
Day 9: Houseboat
Day 10: Houseboat
Day 11: Mudumu Game reserve: A totally undeveloped game reserve in Namibia / Botswana border. No facilities at all but so much the better.
Day 12 : Kaudum game reserve. It is a long drive to get here and possibly the deepest sand you will ever experience on one of the remotest roads. This area is known for it’s elephant.
Day 13: Kaudum game reserve. We change camps heading South through the park stopping at waterholes along the way.
Day 14: We cross to Etosha where we camp for 2 nights. This is a beautiful area and you see an abundance of game around the water holes. It is nice also to experience the water holes around the camp on the evenings where you can sit and watch the animals for as long as you want.
Day 15 : Etosha
Day 16: We drive back to Windhoek where the tour ends