Namibian Bushmen and Botswana rivers – this trip is meant to enjoy diversified landscapes. Explore the Bushmen culture, unspoiled nature in Khaudum National Park as well as diversified wildlife in the fruitful riversides of Botswana.
Destinations: Bushmanland, Maun, Nxai Nxai Pans, Chobe, Kwando
- Trip Outline
Bushmanland, Maun, Nxai Nxai Pans, Chobe, Kwando - Camping Safari
Namibian Bushmen and Botswana rivers: 19 days camping safari through eastern Namibia and northern Botswana.
- Experience animal conservancy in Harnas Wildlife Foundation
- Get to know the lifestyle and traditions of the bushmen people
- Discover unspoiled wildlife in the Khaudum National Park
- Enjoy a Mokoro boat trip and bushwalk through the Okavango swamplands
- Feel history at the Baines Baobabs in the Nxai Nxai pans
- Nearly get in touch with the elephants in the Kasane region
- See pulsing wildlife at the Chobe River
- Relax with fishing on the Kwando River
Namibian Bushmen and Botswana rivers: Trip Description
Namibian Bushmen and Botswana rivers - this trip is meant to enjoy diversified landscapes. Starting with wildlife in the Harnas Wildlife Foundation, the trip continues into the dry areas around the Namibian Bushmanland where you can get in touch with the Bushmen culture, traditions and their lifestyle. If you like, you can try out their hunting method, stroll with the Bushmen through their landscape and dig for eatable and drinkable plants. Next stop will be the Khaudum National Park, an unspoiled National Park in which you might find the most wild elephants in your life. Discover the incredible Baines Baobabs in the Nxai Nxai pans. Moving away from the rather dry zones in Namibia the trip continues towards the Okavango wetlands where you can enjoy some of the typical activities like a Mokoro boat trip or a bushwalk. Within these wet zones you will be close to the green and fruitful riversides of Chobe and Kwando River and experience the rich and changing wildlife in the different areas. You could finish your trip with a relaxing fishing tour on the Kwando River.
Start- and endpoint of the trip will be Windhoek Namibia.
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Arrival in Windhook
Every one arrive in Windhoek. We can help you with the airport transfers (own account). We pack the cars and get ready for our trip the next day.
Tonight we will have dinner at a local restaurant (dinner for your own account)
Harnas Wildlife Foundation - arrival
We have breakfast pack the last things and leave for Harnas Wildlife Foundation.
We drive east via the town Gobabis where we will fill-up the cars and do the last shopping (if needed) as we will be out of civilization for some time. We arrive at Harnas just after lunch and put up our camp for the next 3 nights..
Tonight we listen to the roar of the lions…
Harnas Wildlife Foundation
We spend our time on Harnas around the animals…up close and really personal…
We join Harnas on some of the daily activities on the farm and enjoy the time.
Bushmanland - arrival
After we packed our camp and have a good breakfast we leave Harnas and drive to Bushmanland, the land of the San people. We will arrive in the afternoon to put up our camp close to the bushman people that we will spend some time with. Tonight we will enjoy the beauty of the African bush.
We spend the next 2 days with the bushman people that will show us their way of living and surviving in the bush and also visit the Khaudum National Park.
Maun - arrival
Today we have a long drive on not the best of roads you ever see… so we start early!
We pack our camp and leave for Tsumkwe where we fill up the car and drive to the Botswana border.
After entering Botswana we drive to Maun. We will arrive at Maun late afternoon. We put our camp and start preparing our dinner on the fire and talk about our day around the fire.
Today we have a few options on what to do (optional – not included) your guide will give you the options and we would have booked it already so we will join your activity today.
The day trip to Chief Island is something we would recommend! There is also scenary flights over the delta and day trips to the Moremi Park.
Tonight we will go out for dinner (for own account).
Nxai Nxai Pans - arrival
After breakfast we pack our camp and drive to the Nxai Nxai pans where we will put up our camp for the next 2 nights.
We will encounter some challenging driving on heavy sand roads but all part of the experience!!
Our camp is a wild camp – meaning it is in an open campsite with free roaming animals around. We will keep you safe but this is a very nice experience… Tonight we will prepare our food on the fire and listen to the African bush sounds.
Nxai Nxai Pans
We spend the day exploring the area and look for animals.
Tonight we again go to sleep with the sweet sound of Africa in our ears.
Elephant Sands / Nata
We pack our camp and drive more east via Nata. Here we will fill up the cars and drive north to Elephant Sands Lodge – home of the elephants!
We aim to arrive around lunch at the lodge. Set up camp for the night and enjoy the beauty of this place.
Tonight we spend some time at the waterhole and see what animals come to drink water.
Kasane - arrival
After breakfast we pack our camp and drive further north to Kasane where we will stay at a campsite out of town…they say that this campsite has a bar with the best view in the world!
We set up camp for the next 2 days and enjoy the area and its views.
Animals come to have water close to us!
Kasane - Chobe day
We leave early to the Chobe National Park where we will drive on the banks of the Chobe River on the lookout for animals. Here roam antelope, buffalo, elephants, predators and many more freely – a true animal heaven! We will be back in Kasane around lunch so that we can join the afternoon boat cruise on the Chobe River up to sunset. After the cruise we will go to Thebe river lodge and have some good pizza (for own account) before we go back to our campsite. We will watch what animals come to the water tonight…
For those who choose to end the trip here, you can fly either back from Kasane airport or we can arrange for you a visit to Victoria Falls and fly out from there after a visit to the falls.
The rest of us will drive back to Namibia to Camp Kwando on the banks of the Kwando River.
We drive via Katima Malilo where we will stock up our supplies at the shop before we continue our journey.
We plan to arrive there just after lunch in time to join the afternoon boat cruise on the River.
Camp Kwando - Fishing day
After breakfast the fishing competition starts! (optional and for own account)
We plan 2 sessions - one in the morning and one in the afternoon.
This is a relaxing day and you can also spend it next to the swimming pool with a book and cold drink…
After a nice breakfast on the banks of the Kwando River we pack our camp and start our journey back to Windhoek. We have a long drive today and will only be at our camp late afternoon.
Today we drive our last part of the journey back to Windhoek and back to civilization…
We have our last dinner of the trip together at a local restaurant (for own account).
Flight Back Home
After breakfast you will be transferred to the airport according to your flight time.
As per our standard services the following items are included in safari trips:
- Accommodation as per itinerary
- Activities and entrance fees as per itinerary
- Breakfast and dinner (except for restaurants)
- Water supply along the trip
- Transport and fuel in specialized 4x4 safari vehicles
- Camping gear
- Local guide
As to our standard services the following items are excluded in camping safaris:
- Flight tickets
- Airport transfers
- Travel insurances
- Visa (necessity of visas to enter Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe is depending on your home country)
- Travel insurance
- Optional activities along the trip
- Additional drinks with your meals and snacks
- Restaurant visits (we will visits local restaurants in Windhoek, Maun and Kasane)