In the Okavango and Namibia, it can feel like you are alone and engulfed by an expressive wilderness as serene as it is surreal. But at a closer look, there is always something around you as lion pride, hippo pods, endangered rhinos and so many other types of wildlife abound. From big game safari on land and water to epic sand dunes and salt pans, this 13-day vacation will reveal the best of the Okavango Delta and Namibia. You will be enveloped by Mother Nature and immersed in her rhythm to experience...
Moremi Game Reserve – Surrounded by Hippos
Gaze out over the Okavango Delta and you will always find the charm. Hippos are grunting as some of them bathe peacefully while others roll comically in the mud. Elephants arrive at the water and the old males squirt water over the backs as the youngsters submerge themselves in displays of playfulness. Refocus and a lilac-breasted roller have a landed on your private verandah to hold your attention briefly. In your periphery, there may be two giraffes, but your eyes are alerted to a crowd of baboons causing a racket in the trees. You could watch for hours, and there would always be something new to see, which makes the wooden verandah an idyllic place to rest up after your flight.
This morning you will land at the Maun International Airport, where a representative will assist in your transfer to a light aircraft. Soar across the Okavango Delta to touch down on Chief's Island in the heart of the Moremi Game Reserve. This large island is completely inaccessible by road and restricts access to those on fly-in safaris or those taking half-day boat journeys across the Delta. There is a sense of silence and exclusivity that is enhanced as you gaze across the flooded plains and see nothing that is man-made or manufactured. Rest, relax, enjoy your first taste of safari, and then watch as the landscape transforms as the moon replaces the sun.
Day 2 - 3
Moremi Game Reserve – Land and Water Big Game Safari
Day 4 - 5
Vumbura Reserve – Exclusive Safari in a Private Concession
Windhoek – Namibia's Leisurely Capital
Windhoek – Aerial Safari to Sossusvlei and the Sand Dunes of the Namib Desert
Day 8 - 10
Etosha National Park – Iconic Desert Safari
Day 11 - 12
Damaraland – Walking and Cycling Across the Great Wilderness