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Botswana & Namibia Safari

October 2024

Safari

There’s Africa, and then there’s Botswana. Experience the ultimate wildlife adventure through some of the best wildlife reserves you'll ever see. Keep your camera at the ready to capture the lions and elephants of Moremi National Park, Chobe National Park and the Okavango Delta. Think intoxicating sunsets, tranquility and endless horizons: your safari is immersed in the remoteness that is hallmark of a high-quality wildlife experience. This fly-in safari will show you some of the best that Botswana has to offer. Our safari trips ends in iconic Victoria Falls with even more exciting activities to unfold within the boundaries of the untamed African bush.
Then journey to Namibia. Few countries in Africa can match Namibia's sheer natural beauty. The country's name comes from it's oldest desert, the Namib. There are few more stirring desert realms on the planet, from the sand sea and perfect dead-tree valleys at Sossusvlei to the otherworldliness of sand dunes plunging down to the sea at the Skeleton Coast.

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Inclusions & Highlights
  • 15 Nights first class accommodations
  • Tour of Victoria Falls
  • Zimbabwean Home Hosted Lunch
  • Boma Dinner & Drum Show
  • Open-vehicle wildlife safari drives
  • Chobe boat safari
  • Game Walks
  • Chobe River Dinner Cruise
  • Okavango River Sunset Boat Cruise
  • Damaraland Sunset Walk
  • Swakopmund Catamaran Cruise
  • African Cooking Class
  • Sossusvlei Balloon Safari
  • Twyfelfontein Engravings tour
  • Sossusvlei Tour
  • Gratuities
  • Airport Transfers
  • English speaking guide
  • Women's Travel Club Tour Host
Itinerary

 

Day 1
Women's Travel Club Botswana Safari
Welcome to Victoria Falls!

Arrive to spectacular Victoria Falls. Victoria Falls is one of the world’s most impressive waterfalls. It is set on the magnificent Zambezi River which creates the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe. These spectacular falls can be easily visited and viewed from the Zimbabwean side. Considered to be the world’s widest waterfalls, Victoria Falls measures an impressive 1708 metres in width.

The small town of Victoria Falls, which lies adjacent to the waterfalls, serves as a great base from which to explore the many attractions this area of Zimbabwe has to offer. The surrounding area provides a wide range of adrenalin-filled activities for adventure lovers.
Accommodations: Victoria Falls Safari Lodge

Day 2
Women's Travel Club Botswana Safari
Victoria Falls

The Victoria Falls – Now In Its 150 Millionth Fantastic Year - Reaches Its Zenith In About May each year. It's a truly awe-inspiring experience – the sight, the sound, the smell; the humbling feeling that here indeed is Nature's Supreme Masterpiece. No photograph can begin to depict the reality…and nothing prepares you for your first sight.

Experience the thunder and feel the mist of the falls up close as we tour the falls. You will be accompanied through the Rainforest by one of the qualified Guides who will give a brief history of the Falls themselves as well as detailing the flora, fauna, bird & wildlife and other points of interest.
This afternoon we will be taken to an authentic rural village approximately 20 km away from Victoria Falls town, and given the opportunity to watch local villagers going about daily tasks. The tour enables the guest to see rural life first hand, visiting rural homes, watching the fields being tended and possibly getting the chance to help in some of the chores. There is also the opportunity to meet the village chief and learn about the way of life from him. Guests are able to gain an insight into Zimbabwean rural life and better understand the cultural aspect of the lifestyle, by interacting with the different cultures.
Our farewell dinner is a traditional Boma dinner. Revel in a feast of fun at The Boma – Dinner & Drum Show where a four-course meal featuring local dishes, and non-stop entertainment culminating in an interactive drumming show combine to make this a “must do” Victoria Falls experience.ne.
Accommodations: Victoria Falls Safari Lodge

Day 3
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Victoria Falls - Chobe

After breakfast you will transfer across the border to Botswana. Sitting near the borders of Zambia, Zimbabwe and Namibia is Chobe National Park, the third largest national park in Botswana. Aptly known as “The Land of the Giants” Chobe is the place to experience Africa’s largest elephant population.

Chobe Safari Lodge is situated in Kasane on the banks of the Chobe River and shares a border with Chobe National Park. This afternoon, enjoy a boat safari on the Chobe River. Get a fantastic perspective of one of Botswana's national parks and its thousands of resident elephants, crocodiles, and hippos on a sunset boat cruise on the Chobe River. Bring a few drinks and a camera, sit back, and enjoy the view. Keep an eye out for Chobe bushbuck and puku antelope, which are found only in this part of Botswana. The Chobe River is home to the world’s largest elephant herds; buffalo, hippos, and lions can also be seen here.
Accommodations: Chobe Safari Lodge

Day 4
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Chobe National Park

In the morning, continue our wildlife viewing with a safari drive along the banks of the Chobe River. Along with many species of big game, Chobe National Park boasts the largest concentration of elephant in Africa.

This evening we will embark on a dinner cruise on the Chobe river. Enjoy a wonderful meal as we meander down the Chobe river in the company of elephants, hippos and other African wildlife.

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Accommodations: Chobe Safari Lodge

Day 5
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Mudumu National Park

This morning transfer overland into Namibia. Our beautiful lodge is located on the Kwando River in the Caprivi. The Caprivi Region is part of the Namibia finger that extends below Angola and sits atop Botswana.

Mudumu National Park is one of five national parks located in this far northeastern region of the country. The national park is characterized by a riverine ecosystem that follows along the Kwando River. Outside of the riverine terrain, dense mopane woodlands and the Kalahari woodlands provide tremendous cover for the variety of wildlife species living in the area. The predator species that lurk through the landscape include cheetah, lion, leopard, hyena, and the African wild dog. Some of the other popular wildlife species include buffalo, crocodile, elephant, eland, giraffe, hippopotamus, kudu, roan antelope, kudu, oribi, impala, wildebeest, and zebra.
Accommodations: Lianshulu Bush Lodge

Day 6
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Mudumu National Park

Rise early this morning for an early morning game drive. Be on the lookout for the incredible wildlife that inhabit the National Park. After the game drive return to the lodge for a delicious breakfast.

Relax this afternoon, taking advantage of the facilities of the lodge. The swimming pool is an excellent place to spend the afternoon. From the upper deck you can view the riverine marsh and its inhabitants – hippos, elephants and marsh antelope species.
Accommodations: Lianshulu Bush Lodge

Day 7
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Okavango River

We depart the Caprivi after breakfast as we make our way farther into Namibia, towards Etosha National Park. This evening we enjoy a stop along the Okavango River.

This evening we will enjoy a sunset boat cruise. Experience the water world of the Kavango on a romantic boat trip as the sun goes down. Refreshments and a light snack are included.
Accommodations: Hakusembe River Lodge

Day 8
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Etosha National Park

You will depart after breakfast as you make your way to Etosha National Park. Etosha National Park is unique in Africa. The park’s main characteristic is a salt pan so large it can be seen from space. Yet there is abundant wildlife that congregates around the waterholes, giving you almost guaranteed game sightings.

Our lodge is well situated just ten kilometres from the Park's central entrance. Settle into this fabulous lodge and dine under a dome of stars on the outside veranda, followed by a nightcap as you sit next to a blazing fire or watch the red orb of the sun sink gracefully into the landscape from the sunset deck. The day couldn't be better. As the stars begin their celestial show, soft beds and animal dreams begin to call - and the anticipation of a good tomorrow. Etosha, the heart of the country, is beckoning with the immense beauty of the natural world.
Accommodations: Etosha Safari Lodge

Day 9
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Etosha National Park

After a quick breakfast we set off to truly explore this fascinating National Park on a full day game drive. Sit back and relax in our open air vehicle as you explore the park and look for the abundant wildlife.

The abundance of game in Etosha National Park is somewhat unexpected, showcasing some of the most common and rarest wildlife species. The areas with thicker vegetation are home to elephant (some of the largest in Africa due to the vitamins and nutrients found in the ground), the endangered black rhino and even leopard. Lions are camouflaged in the pale- golden colour of the grasslands, while giraffes rise- high above most of the dry vegetation.
Accommodations: Etosha Safari Lodge

Day 10
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Damaraland

After breakfast depart for Damarland. This vast desert landscape is known as one of the most beautiful regions in Namibia. Huge, untamed and ruggedly beautiful, Damaraland is an exceptionally scenic landscape featuring open plains, ancient valleys and spectacular rock formations.

A highlight at the end of the day is to ascend the hill to a viewing platform for a sweeping vista of the mopane woodland illuminated by the setting sun. It also is the best spot for a sundowner drink and to gain a view of the intriguing construction of the lodge. As the day darkens it's time to return to the restaurant where a fire burns in a grate and a delicious supper awaits - served with a fine selection of fresh vegetables and herbs!
Accommodations: Damara Mopane Lodge

Day 11
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Swakopmund

After breakfast depart for Namibia's spectacular coast. Along the way we will stop for a tour at the Twyfelfontein Engravings.One of Namibia's most picturesque attractions, the rock engravings at Twyfelfontein date back between 2 000 to 10 000 years ago and provide wonderful insight into the history of the area and the people that lived there.

Set along Namibia's spectacularly scenic coast, the seaside town of Swakopmund is known for its wide-open avenues, colonial architecture, and its surrounding otherworldly desert terrain. Founded in 1892 as the main harbour for German South-West Africa, Swakopmund is often described as being more German than Germany. Now a seaside resort town, Swakopmund is the capital of the Skeleton Coast tourism area and has plenty to keep visitors happy. The quirky mix of German and Namibian influences, adventure options, laid-back atmosphere and cool sea breeze make it a very popular Namibian destination.
Our hotel is situated right at the edge of the ocean and within walking distance to the beach, the colonial city centre and many restaurants and bars.
Dinner tonight is at The Tug Restaurant which is popular amongst both tourists and locals in Namibia and has a reputation for providing delicious meals in a setting which creates and unforgettable ambience. Seating is available both indoors or outdoors on the terrace overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and the historic Swakopmund Jetty.
Accommodations: Strand Hotel

Day 12
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Swakopmund

In the morning departure for a Catamaran Cruise in Walvis Bay. This cruise is captained by Carol-Ann Möller, one of the few women in this male domain. The Catamaran takes guests on a scenic and informative trip through the harbour and across to Pelican Point. Along the way schools of dolphins usually escort and play alongside the boats.

The boat stops at the large seal colony off Pelican Point and one can usually witness some large male seals jumping on board the boat for some entertainment. To round off the trip fresh Walvis Bay oysters, snacks, and cold sparkling wine are served on board the boat. Beer and soft drinks are also included. In the afternoon your guide will take you on a walk back in time to discover the history of Swakopmund. In the early evening, the group will meet local ladies for an African cooking course and learn how to make African dishes. This will not only add new ideas to everyone’s recipe books but give great insights into the local culture. A relaxed evening where friendships are made!
Accommodations: Strand Hotel

Day 13
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Sossusvlei

After breakfast we depart for Sossusvlei. Located in the scenic Namib-Naukluft National Park, Sossusvlei is where you will find the iconic red sand dunes of the Namib. The clear blue skies contrast with the giant red dunes to make this one of the most scenic natural wonders of Africa and a photographer's heaven. This awe-inspiring destination is possibly Namibia's premier attraction, with its unique dunes rising to almost 400 metres - making them some of the highest in the world.

These iconic dunes come alive in morning and evening light and draw photography enthusiasts from around the globe. Sossusvlei is home to a variety of desert wildlife including oryx, springbok, ostrich and a variety of reptiles.
Tucked away in the 37 000-hectare private Kulala Wilderness Reserve you will find our next lodge, Little Kulala treats guests to the unmatched desert luxury. Taking its inspiration from the surrounding environments, Little Kulala describes itself as an organic camp making use of neutral colours, gorgeous textures and natural light reproduce the soothing pastel tones of the desert. The interiors are adorned with pure linens, cottons and mohair dyed with natural vegetable dyes, creating a mood of cool serenity.
Accommodations: Little Kulala Lodge

Day 13
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Sossusvlei

Departure on a Sossusvlei guided excursion in the early morning. At sunrise you reach the entrance gate of the Sossusvlei. You stop in the heart of the Sossusvlei and take a walk into the dramatically scenic “Dead Vlei”. The 'vlei' itself only fills after rare heavy rainfall when, in a complete turn-around, it becomes a spectacular turquoise lake.

The highlight of your Sossusvlei excursion is the view from atop the dunes! "Big Daddy", one of the world's tallest dunes, can be climbed for incredible views of Dead Vlei below and the entire area for miles. Aside from the spectacular scenery and geological fascinations at Sossusvlei and Sesriem Canyon, the area is ideal for observing some of the dune life for which the Namib is so well known. Geologists believe that this magnificent desert, that covers most of the Namib Naukluft National Park, is the oldest desert in the world. The older the dune the brighter the colour from slow iron oxidisation and a zillion tiny fragments of garnets. These dunes refract spectacular colours with the changing light and turn from burnt orange through reds to deepest mauve. At the foot of the dunes, a beautiful continental breakfast is served, before the tour proceeds to the Sesriem Canyon.
Sesriem Canyon, a deep chasm carved through the rocks by water, is a striking natural feature of the area that is best explored on foot. Stony walls rise up sharply on both sides of the canyon, while birds roost in its crags and lizards dart along the ledges. The canyon’s name was coined when early settlers used it as a water source, using six lengths of leather (‘ses riem – six thongs) tied together to lower buckets into the water at the base of canyon.
Accommodations: Little Kulala Lodge

Day 14
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Balloon Safari - Windhoek

An early start for an unforgettable and most beautiful experience, a Balloon Safari over the Sossusvlei area is the ultimate treat to yourself. Take off and drift across this magic landscape at Sunrise towards an unknown destination... After an unforgettable one- hour flight, an Out of Africa Champagne Breakfast awaits you where you land. But before you get back to your original destination, one more surprise awaits you. Depending on where you land, a lovely nature drive takes you back to the take-off point.

After our balloon safari we transfer to Windhoek for our last evening in Namibia. Enjoy your afternoon at leisure before our last dinner together.
Accommodations: Weinberg Windhoek

Day 15
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Depart

It is time to say good-bye to this beautiful destination and fabulous new friends. Transfer to the airport as needed.

**Prices are subject to change and availability. Space is limited and activities and specific hotels are subject to change. Travel insurance is strongly recommended.

 

Important Details & Pricing
Pre-Booking Only

Pre-book now to hold your spot. As soon as we have full details and pricing we will let you know. At that time you can decide if you would like to confirm this tour. If you do book you will save $100 off the tour as a thank you for showing us your interest.

 

Rates

Double Occupancy - TBA
Single Occupancy - TBA

If you would like the double occupancy rate but don't have a roommate we will match you with a suitable roommate. The single occupancy rate will give you your own room. Single occupancy may be limited. CAD = Canadian dollars. USD = United States of America dollars. Conversion to USD is approximated by current exchange rates and subject to change. You will be charged in CAD and your bank may charge a slightly different rate or fees.

Deposit TBA
Final Payment due - TBA

*All payments are non-refundable Please see full terms and conditions. Prices are subject to change and availability.

 

Activity Level

Moderate Activity
There are a couple of walking tours. You should be able to walk comfortably for a few hours at a relaxed pace with stops. Some of the terrain may be uneven.

 

Group Size

Minimum - 8 ladies
Maximum - 15 ladies

 

Exclusions
  • International Airfare (can be arranged by WTC)
  • Travel Insurance
  • Visa/passport handling fees
  • Meals not listed in itinerary
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Gratuities on person expenses
  • Optional Activities
  • Expenses of a Personal Nature
  • Early check-in and late check-out of hotel

 

Tour Host

Women's Travel Club tours are hosted tours. Your tour host is in addition to local tour guides. Your Women's Travel Club tour host is your tour conceierge and there to make sure every part of the tour runs smoothly. Our trained hosts are seasoned travelers who are with you every step of your tour so that you only have to worry about enjoying yourself and having fun.
The Women's Travel Club Tour Host for this tour is TBA.

 

Flight Information

Once your flights are booked please forward a copy of your itinerary to info@womens-travel-club.com.
Please do not book any flights until tour is confirmed.

Arrive to Victoria Falls (VFA)
Depart from Windhoek, (WDH)

Please complete the form to request flight options for your tour. The Women's Travel Club Flight Department will work with you to arrange the best options. Our Flight management fee is CAD 100.00 + HST, per tour.

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Travel Insurance:

Out of country medical insurance is required. We strongly recommend that you obtain cancellation and interruption insurance to protect your investment.
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Accommodations
Victoria Falls Safari Lodge

Built on a plateau which overlooks the Zambezi National Park, Victoria Falls Safari Club offers luxurious and spacious accommodation with uninterrupted views of the pristine bushveld and spectacular African sunsets.
With a focus on exclusivity, this private facility, which offers personalised butler-style concierge service, provides unforgettable experiences on the doorstep of one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World.
The 20-room Victoria Falls Safari Club has a central guest area featuring a fine-dining restaurant and bar, a lounge and a viewing deck which overlooks the game corridor to the Zambezi River and a wildlife-rich waterhole.
It also has a two-tiered swimming pool, featuring a 15m lap pool and sundeck, and guests may access a modern well-equipped fitness centre.

Chobe Safari Lodge

Chobe Safari Lodge is situated in Kasane on the banks of the Chobe River and shares a border with Chobe National Park. he lodge has been recently renovated; matching a magical lodge experience to the spectacular game viewing.

Lianshulu Bush Lodge

The Bush Lodge enjoys a unique riverside location amongst pristine and unspoiled wilderness that is the true heartland of the African safari experience.
Bush Lodge not only offers a bountiful quantity and quality of rich and varied game sighting experiences – it also provides opportunity for extraordinary bird watching, as well as great fishing.
A small and intimate style of comfortable hospitality is combined with attentive and personal service

Hakusembe River Lodge

Entering Hakusembe River Lodge at the end of the winding gravel track, you are greeted with a refreshing image of green lawn, large trees, a collection of thatched chalets and a strip of sparkling river. Instantaneously the fresh balm of beauty soothes your weary soul. You have reached the verdant Hakusembe River Oasis. A feeling of calm descends. And it remains present for the time of your visit.

Etosha Safari Lodge

Join us at this stylish lodge overlooking a vast expanse of mopane woodland. Space is an attractive element at Etosha Safari Lodge with its lavish view, spacious deck- and dining-area and airy rooms with private verandas. It's the place to open doors to the mystery and magic of Etosha, 'Place of Legends'.
This is where stories were woven into the Hai//om mythology of the origin of Etosha's chalky pan, how Elephant saved the world with his generosity of spirit and the many tales about the animals below and the stars above that are part of the cycle of life in Etosha. Explore the national park with our knowledgeable guides who are familiar with the waterholes and the animals that frequent them. Take this opportunity to be introduced to African wildlife from the comfortable seat of a game vehicle. Early morning or late afternoon visits, in accordance with the Andersson Gate times, provide the best game viewing.

Damara Mopane Lodge

As if an African kingdom of old, Damara Mopane Lodge is constructed in a semi-circle of interlinking pathways leading to a lavish swimming pool at its centre. Innovatively designed, each chalet has its own small garden planted with vegetables. Bright yellow sunflowers peep out between verdant spinach, beetroot and zany scarecrows, creating an enchanting lodge setting. The labyrinth of walkways leads to a large and cheerful central area. A wash of fresh green brightens the interior as does the heart-shaped mopane leaves stencilled throughout the lodge. Situated near Khorixas en route to the famed Twyfelfontein engravings, Damara Mopane Lodge incorporates the spirit of Damaraland and the Damara people, extending its hand to locals and visitors alike in a 'Hello neighbour' greeting, linking cultures and nationalities.

Strand Hotel

Strand Hotel Swakopmund is the perfect venue for travelers wanting to explore Swakopmund. This Namibian icon has become a popular destination resort for international, Namibian and SADC visitors. With its extensive, unique and creatively entertaining Restaurants, Bars, Deli, Lobby-Lounge, Sea Facing Terraces, Beach Kiosk and state of the art Conference & Banqueting Centre, all set on the Mole, a historic and iconic site surrounded by Ocean on three sides, the Strand Hotel Swakopmund is a social epicentre and destination in itself for all visitors to and residents of Swakopmund.

Little Kulala Lodge

Tucked away in the 37 000-hectare private Kulala Wilderness Reserve, Little Kulala treats guests to the unmatched desert luxury. Guests are welcomed to an elegant entertainment area where they can make use of the library, wine cellar and craft boutique, or they can sit back and relax in the lounge. The expansive Arifican night sky makes dining under the stars a spectacular way to spend your evenings.
Taking its inspiration from the surrounding environments, Little Kulala describes itself as an organic camp making use of neutral colours, gorgeous textures and natural light reproduce the soothing pastel tones of the desert. The interiors are adorned with pure linens, cottons and mohair dyed with natural vegetable dyes, creating a mood of cool serenity.
Kulala Wilderness Reserve has its own private gate into the Namib-Nakluft National Park, which makes it the closet camp to Sossusvlei providing guests with splendid views of the red dunes.

Weinberg Hotel

Enjoy the pleasures of city life and the serene atmosphere of Africa in style in The Weinberg Windhoek. Its iconic styling seamlessly blends old-world splendour with modern lines as well as state of the art amenities.
The hotel’s elegant architecture wraps around a heritage building, which forms the heart of the Am Weinberg Estate. It also features restaurants of different culinary styles and the appealing Soulstice Day-Spa.