A combination of Southern-African encounters to rival any bucket-list. Bask in the glory of three of the most notably diverse ecosystems in the world. Take your pick from unrivalled wildlife experiences, wonderfully opulent hospitality destinations and magnificently appointed venues.
We kick things off in the greater Windhoek area where we spend the first night. After which we travel 270km towards Mariental, a city with a mere 10 000. Here we find ourselves in the vast open spaces of the South Wester Region of the infamous Kalahari Desert. Think ancient red sand dunes, sparsely covered by Camelthorn trees and other unique vegetation.
On Day 3 we make our way to the world-renowned Fish River Canyon, the second largest canyon in the world. Here we spend three nights virtually on the canyon itself. From here we travel +- 180km north-west to the small town of Aus. Aus has made quite a name for itself as the home of the notorious Namib Desert Horse. A rare feral horse found only in the Namib Desert.
From Aus we venture North again approximately 375km towards the Naukluft Mountains and the gateway of Sossusvlei. On the back of a two-night-stay we make our way north once again, in the direction of Swakopmund. Namibia’s largest coastal town is a huge draw for merrymakers and vacationers from all over the globe. Next stop, Twyfelfontein, A UNESCO World Heritage Site celebrated for many rock paintings and rock engravings (Petroglyphs) of the San (Bushmen) of which 2500 were counted.
Next we travel to the famous Etosha National park, where we spend 1 night at a private lodge situated on a breath-taking piece of Namibian land, not 40km from the park itself. Our journey next takes us 225km inland to the Onguma Game Reserve. One of Namibia’s best kept secrets – featuring luxury, exclusive accommodation – and value for money.
Next, out journey takes an interesting turn, as we venture towards The Otavi Region. The area is located east of the Etosha National Park on the road connecting Namibias capital Windhoek and the densely populated north of Namibia and the Kavango-Caprivi Region.
Then on to Bwabwata National Park, located in the north east of Namibia on the Botswana border. The contrasting vegetation of the 25 400-hectare Mahango Game Reserve is widely considered one of Namibia’ s most varied and fascinating conservation areas. Inevitably, we cross the border into Botswana heading straight for the Kwando river. Here we celebrate the wonders of the Zambezi water world with accommodation fit for a king.
Time to Chobe… As we head deeper into Botswana, the Chobe River stretched far and wide before us. Here you’ll find the perfect setting for that true African get-away. An oasis of tranquillity right on the doorstep of some of Southern Africa’s finest natural sights.
Finally, we edge ever closer to The Smoke That Thunders, The Victoria Falls. As one of the seven wonders of the world, here you stare in amazement as the Zambezi River plummets over a cliff and into the Boiling Pot before flowing through a series of gorges.