Sable Self-drive Safari

Sable Self-drive Safari

Fly into Windhoek, Namibia’s capital, and drive north through the rugged desert landscape to a private Onguma Reserve on the border of Etosha National Park. Explore the reserve on foot or game drives, and venture into the national park to see Etosha’s famous animal gatherings where elephants, zebras, rhinos, giraffes and more gather around precious water holes.

Things turn greener as you turn east to enter the Caprivi Strip, a narrow colonial cartographic oddity protruding from Namibia between Botswana, Angola and Zambia that is visited by just a handful of tourists. Lush and tropical, its bordered and spanned by wide meandering rivers – the Zambezi, Okavango, Chobe and Linyanti – and home to herds of wildlife as well as a string of villages.

You’ll cross back and forth between Namibia and Botswana, staying at remote safari lodges. Enjoy more game drives and take to the water on boat and canoe trips where you can look forward to huge herds of elephants, wallowing buffaloes and fabulous birdwatching as well as rarer antelopes such as roan and sable. A highlight from Nxamaseri Lodge, sat on the edge of the Okavango Delta’s panhandle, is the chance to visit Tsodilo Hills, a sacred site to the San people of the Kalahari where you can see thousands of ancient rock art paintings that date back millennia.

End the trip with two nights in Zimbabwe by Victoria Falls at an elegant Edwardian hotel. Rest and take in the views or keep the adventure going with some of the area’s adrenaline fuelled activities such as white water rafting and bungee jumping.

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Prices:
US$2,786 - US$3,803 per person sharing
Stays at:
1 night Elegant Guesthouse – Windhoek, Namibia
1 night Onguma Tree Top Camp – Etosha National Park, Namibia
1 night Onguma Tree Top Camp – Etosha National Park, Namibia
1 night River Dance Lodge – Caprivi Strip, Namibia
1 night Nxamaseri Lodge – North-west Kalahari & Panhandle, Botswana
1 night Nxamaseri Lodge – North-west Kalahari & Panhandle, Botswana
1 night Nkasa Lupala Tented Lodge – Caprivi Strip, Namibia
1 night Nkasa Lupala Tented Lodge – Caprivi Strip, Namibia
1 night Garden Lodge – Chobe National Park, Botswana
1 night Garden Lodge – Chobe National Park, Botswana
1 night Victoria Falls Hotel – Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
1 night Victoria Falls Hotel – Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

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