Namibia is a diverse country with a range of habitats from desert to semi-desert and savannahs and the landscapes are truly spectacular. In many places animals still roam freely unrestricted by human influence and this is another of its attractions. Home to 650 bird species and 80 large mammal species, of which, 14 birds and 15 mammals are almost entirely endemic to the country.
Botswana is one of Africa’s most stable and sparsely populated countries. It protects some of Africa’s largest areas of wilderness and safari-based tourism is of a very high quality.
You will begin in Namibia and experience the dryness of the Kalahari Desert and the Sossusvlei sand dunes. It’s impossible not to marvel at the diversity of life present in such hostile environments. Arguably, the jewel in Namibia’s Crown is Etosha National Park famed for its huge saltpan. Its edges give way to a surprising variety of vegetation and a series of waterholes provide visitors with close up views of wildlife, particularly at night when they are floodlit. From Windhoek, you will fly to the majestic Victoria Falls for a couple of nights so that you can walk along the rim of the Victoria Falls and gaze in wonder at the Falls and the Zambezi rapids far below. Saving the best for last, travel to Botswana. First to Chobe National Park, home to large herds of elephants. You will stay alongside the Zambesi River and your safaris will be by boat and also further into the park in 4 wheel drive vehicles. A short flight transports you deep into the Okavango, a lush and watery mosaic of channels and islands. You will be taken to your luxurious tented camp. Floating peacefully in a small boat, you are sure to get close to a range of animals and it is a dream destination for bird-watchers. The beauty and ever changing landscapes on this tour will be sure to delight. These two countries offer some of Africa’s best wildlife viewing.
TOUR DATE Thursday 14 June – Tuesday 3 July 2018 (19 nights)
- The services of a Calder & Lawson Tour Manager
- Economy class airfares
- 1 nights accommodation in Sydney
- 1 nights accommodation at Johannesburg airport
- 16 nights accommodation in Namibia & Botswana
- Meals as specified in the itinerary
- Local guides
- All group transfers
- Admissions as detailed in the itinerary
- All tips for local guides and drivers
- Pre-tour material
TOUR PRICE Ex Auckland
Share twin per person NZD$15,775
We have a woman and a man looking to share on this tour, please contact us if you are willing to share. There are no more single occupancy places available, but we can put you on a waitlist.
GROUP SIZE Minimum 10, Maximum 16
VARIATIONS IN TRAVEL We can make arrangements for any travel you would like to do before or after this tour, or book business class seats for the flights. Please contact us.
TOUR EXTENSION 3 nights in Cape Town
The details are on the tour itinerary and you can register your interest for this experience to your time away when you register for the tour.