20 day Four Country Classic, South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Victoria Falls

leopard in botswana

  • Tour Description: Your journey begins at Africa's southern gateway. Gaze at the spectacle that greeted the early explorers, as Table Mountain appears to rise from the sea. A stunning setting for a very special city. Explore the ghostly deserts of Namibia, nothing but endless horizons and vast expanses of night stars. Go where giant sand dunes merge with the Atlantic Ocean. Go on safari in Etosha, 'the place of dry water', where the fireside tales will be of lion, rhino, elephant and much more.
  • Destinations: Cape Town, Namibia, Swakopmund, Etosha National Park, Botswana, Okavango Delta, Chobe National Park, Victoria Falls

Navigate the winding streams and isolated lagoons of the Okavango Delta. Sit back and relax as your guide gently poles your 'makoro' through these clear waters. Get up close and personal with some of the most exciting creatures on earth. Join the adrenaline junkies at Victoria Falls.

Be insane for a day as you jump off bridges or boogie board head-first down the immense rapid runs of the Zambezi. Sit tight as you witness the Falls from a micro-light aircraft or take it easy on an upper Zambezi River cruise and watch the African bush go gently on by.


Day 1: Cape Town, South Africa

Day at leisure in Cape Town to enjoy the many optional attractions and activities available in this magnificent city. Optional activities include tours to Robben Island, Cape Point Nature Reserve and Boulders Beach Penguin Colony, Table Mountain, Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens and the many wine estates of Paarl, Franschhoek and Stellenbosch. All meals for own account. Hotel Accommodation (Breakwater Lodge)

Day 2: Lamberts Bay, South Africa

Departing after breakfast, you head up the West Coast past the West Coast National Park to Lamberts Bay, an attractive fishing town on an unspoilt stretch of coastline. Particularly spectacular in spring, when the masses of wild flowers bloom, turning the entire region into a yellow, red and orange maze. Breakfast. Hotel Accommodation (Lamberts Bay Hotel)

Days 3 & 4: The Fish River Canyon, Namibia

The first border crossing is into Namibia on day 3 as you head for the awesome Fish River Canyon. Your guides will assist with all border formalities. You spend the night at Ai Ais Hot Springs Resort, which is run by Namibia Wildlife Resorts. There is a restaurant, small shop which only stocks basics and a swimming pool for relaxation. There will be ample time to take in beautiful sights of the canyon, or partake in an optional walk. Breakfast & Lunch. Lodge Accommodation (Ai Ais Hot Springs Resort)

Days 5 & 6: The Namib Naukluft National Park, Namibia

You continue on to The Namib Naukluft National Park and the giant sand dunes of Sossusvlei. This is one of the world's oldest deserts, offering over 130 million years of natural wonder, and the highest sand dunes in the world!  Climb the dunes for an unforgettable sunrise. Adventure activities abound, including guided walks, hot air ballooning and light aircraft flights. On day 6 you leave very early in the morning into the park - departure time at around 5am. You head for Dune 45 and climb the dune in time to catch the sunrise over the dunes, after which you proceed on to Sossusvlei and the 2x4 parking area.

From here it is an approximate 5km walk to the vlei where you are free to explore.  Stunning photographic opportunities are available in the dunes. You depart Sossusvlei and arrive back at your lodge at around 10am and prepare a scrumptious brunch. In the late afternoon you are free to take a walk to the nearby Sesriem Canyon - and return to the lodge before dark. There is a small swimming pool at Betesda if you wish to relax and soak in the sun. Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner on day 5 - Breakfast & Lunch on day 6. Lodge Accommodation (Betesda Rest Camp).

Days 7 & 8: Swakopmund, Namibia

Two nights in simple hotel accommodation at Swakopmund. A delightful Bavarian-style town, situated snugly between sea and desert. Great beaches, deep-sea fishing, quad biking, dune boarding, flights over the desert, plus an array of shops, bars and restaurants await you. In Swakopmund you are free to explore at your leisure or partake in the many optional activities. This is also a chance to catch up on laundry, banks and communications. All meals except breakfast are to your own account in Swakopmund. Hotel Accommodation (Hotel Grunen Kranz)

Days 9 & 10: Etosha National Park

Leaving Swakopmund you journey via the awesome granite moonscape scenery that Namibia is so famous for. The mountains and granite mounds provided a home to the San people for thousands of years. You will arrive at the world famous Etosha National Park, ready for your big game safari experience. Dominated by shimmering white saltpans you have a chance to see Elephant as well as Black Rhino, Lion and Leopard. All camps have floodlit water holes, which are excellent for after dinner game viewing, as well as swimming pools for cooling off during the heat of the day. You will enjoy 3 game drives whilst at Etosha.

Typically you will make an early start, which is ideal for morning game viewing, and drive to some of the waterholes in the park before heading back to the rest camp for brunch. Approximately 3 hours per game drive. In the afternoons you will take another game drive and return back to the rest camp before dark for dinner. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner on day 9 - Breakfast & Lunch on day 10. Dinner for client's own account at the Rest Camp restaurant.  Lodge Accommodation (Okaukuejo Rest Camp - Etosha National Park) or Similar

Day 11: Waterberg Plateau National Park

You leave Etosha bound for the stunning Waterberg Plateau National Park. Historically significant because it was the site of the war between the Germans and the Hereros, the area has now become a haven for many endangered species. It is renowned for its incredible rock formations and walks. Your time in the Waterberg is your own and you are free to walk in the park at your leisure. Excellent sign posted hiking trails make for easy self-guided walks. Optional game drives and guided walks are available. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner. Lodge Accommodation (Bernard De La Bat - Waterberg Plateau).

Day 12: Windhoek & Gobabis, Namibia

The module tour "Canyon and Desert Deluxe" forms part of the Four Country Classic, and any clients booked on this module will be dropped off in Windhoek before the tour continues to Gobabis. The module tour "Wildlife Discovery also forms part of the Four Country Classic tour, and any clients booked on this module will be collected in Windhoek before the Four Country Classic tour continues to Gobabis.

You then travel towards the border between Namibia and Botswana and to Gobabis where you will stay overnight at a private game farm. This is your last night in Namibia and a fitting place to hear fireside tales of your journey so far. Breakfast and lunch included. Dinner will be for your own account. (Zelda's Guest Farm or similar) Trans-Kalahari Highway, Namibia

Day 13: Maun, Botswana

You wake up early for your departure for the border post to Botswana. Once all the formalities have been completed you will head for Maun, which is the gateway to the amazing Okavango Delta. You will prepare for the following days to come and be briefed by your guides on what to take into the Delta.

Please remember space in the mokoros (local word for canoe - and your mode of transport in the delta) is at a premium and a small overnight bag for necessary clothes for 3 days is all that is needed. Camping and catering equipment, bedding and all foods provided. Your lodge is just outside the centre of Maun. Although a small town, Maun has several shops, good communications and banks. Breakfast, Lunch. Lodge Accommodation (Sedia Hotel)

Days 14 & 15: Okavango Delta, Botswana

An early morning pickup awaits you where will be transferred to the mokoro poling station by vehicle. You will be assigned our makoro - each complete with a poler /guide. After a 2 to 3 hour makoro journey in the delta you will arrive at your camp. The Delta is an incredible maze of inland waterways and lagoons.

You'll be on safari makoro style, poled gently along in makoro (canoes, hand hewn from logs), floating through this haven of wildlife and birds. You will be taken on game walks by your poler/guides to experience the full splendour of the region. Meals will be carefully planned for this duration. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner. Camping: Camp in the Okavango Delta - no contact details available.

Day 16: Nata, Botswana

After breakfast you are gently poled back to the vehicle pick up point and transferred by vehicle back to Island Safari Lodge in Maun. You depart Maun, heading east towards Nata. Situated 10km from Nata Town, the lodge has a large swimming pool, curio shop and restaurant. The birdlife is particularly spectacular, due to the nearby Makgadikgadi Pans and Nata Sanctuary. Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner. Lodge Accommodation (Nata Lodge)

Day 17: Chobe National Park, Botswana

You depart Nata and head for Kasane and your lodge on the banks of the Chobe River. You will arrive around midday at your lodge in time for an afternoon sunset game viewing cruise on the Chobe River. The following day (day 18) you will have a few hours at leisure in the morning for an optional game drive in Chobe National Park or boat cruise on Chobe River. The fabulous Chobe National Park is famous for its huge herds of Elephant and your guided river cruise should provide excellent sightings of Elephant, Hippo, Crocodile, and an impressive array of birds and plains game. There is a swimming pool, restaurant, curio shop and bar at the lodge. Breakfast & Lunch. Lodge Accommodation (Chobe Safari Lodge)

Days 18 & 19: Victoria Falls, Botswana

A short drive from Chobe takes you to the spectacular Victoria Falls - one of the 'seven natural wonders' of the world. You are free to explore it at your leisure. Take a sundowner cruise or enjoy hoards of other adventure activities. The lodge is close to all the bars, restaurants and hot spots for that last big splurge. Lodge Accommodation (Pamusha Lodge or similar), Breakfast.

Day 20: Tour Ends

Today marks the end of your 20 day tour of the four countries. Airport transfers and additional accommodation can be arranged beforehand.

Itinerary Overview

  • 1 Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Cape Town.
  • 2 Lamberts Bay, West Coast. B
  • 3 - 4 The Fish River Canyon. BL
  • 5 - 6 The Namib Naukluft National Park and the world's highest sand dunes. BLD & BL
  • 7 - 8 Swakopmund. B
  • 9 - 10 Etosha National Park, three game drives. BLD & BL
  • 11 Waterberg Plateau National Park. BLD
  • 12 Windhoek and proceed to Gobabis, private game farm. BLD
  • 13 Maun - gateway to the Okavango Delta. BL
  • 14 - 15  Okavango Delta, two nights 'makoro' safari. BLD
  • 16 Nata. BLD
  • 17 Chobe National Park, river cruise with game viewing. BL
  • 18 Victoria Falls.
  • 19 Tour Ends

INCLUDED:

  • Itinerary as specified, highlighted text is also included
  • Fully equipped safari vehicle
  • Services of tour leader and courier
  • All accommodation
  • All camping and catering equipment
  • National Park entrance fees.
  • Breakfast (B) Lunch (L) Dinner (D) where specified. (Meals not shown will be to the clients account).

NOT INCLUDED:

  • International airfares
  • Travel and medical insurance
  • Personal spending money
  • Visas
  • Passports
  • Vaccinations
  • Personal taxes (including departure and border taxes)
  • All optional activities, unscheduled or optional
  • National / game parks and other activities
  • Gratuities
  • Sleeping bag if required
  • Restaurant meals
  • All other items of a personal nature
  • All drinks, even on days with full board basis

Optional Activities:

Cape Town: Wine routes, Whale watching, Cape Point, Table Mountain and much more.

Sossusvlei: Hot air ballooning over the desert, light air craft flights and 4x4 hire.

Swakopmund: Dune boarding, quad biking, deep-sea fishing and skydiving.

Waterberg Plateau National Park: Game Drive and walks.

Chobe National Park: Game drive

Victoria Falls: White water rafting, boarding, bungi jumping, canoe safaris, helicopter flights, microlighting, Elephant safaris, river cruises, ballooning, guided walks and Victoria Falls viewing sites.

Optional activity prices printed in good faith and were correct at time of printing. WildLife Adventures cannot be held responsible for any price fluctuations.

Prices are subject to change

Prices:

Victoria Falls

White water rafting
Full Day Low Water    USD 85
Half Day Low Water    USD 85
High Water     USD 85
One Day and Overnight    USD 125
Two and a Half Day    USD 300
Five Day      USD 750

Riverboarding
Half Day      USD 115
Full Day (Combination with ½ day rafting)  USD 115

Elephant Back Safari
AM Elephant ride      USD 90
Lunch Elephant ride    USD 90
PM Elephant ride     USD 90

Helicopter Flights
15 Min Helicopter flight    USD 75
30 Min Helicopter flight    USD 150

Balloon Rides
15 Min standard ride    USD 25
Sunrise balloon ride    USD 40

Chobe National Park - Botswana
3 Hour game drive    USD 21.00

Namibia - Swakopmund
Quad Biking      USD 55
Deep Sea Fishing     USD 55
Horse riding (Min 2 persons 1 ½ hours)  USD 30
Dolphin Cruise  (min 4 persons)   USD 35
Paragliding     USD 50
Micro-lighting     USD 65
Ballooning (40 minutes)   USD 110
Ballooning (1 hour with champagne breakfast) USD 165
Kayaking (5 hour Pelican Point Tour) USD 30
Pleasure scenic flights - Sossusvlei   USD 100
Pleasure scenic flights - Forbidden Coast  USD 65
Pleasure scenic flights - Skeleton Coast  USD 130

Sandboarding
Sand Boarding Normal (including lunch and drinks) USD 25
Sand Boarding Standing (including lunch and drinks) USD 35

Sky Diving
Tandem Sky Diving 10000 Ft   USD 150
Tandem Sky Diving 10000 Ft (with video and t-shirt) USD 190

Price list for 20 day Four Country Classic, South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Victoria Falls

Package
Note: a local payment of USD 495-00 cash to be made to guide, on day of departure.
Season (yyyy-mm-dd) Currency Price from
2008-02-01 to 2009-01-06 USD 1280




Make an Enquiry

Enquire About: 20 day Four Country Classic, South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Victoria Falls

Selected
Choice:
Adults:
Children:
Departure Date:

No of Nights:

Full Name:
Email:
Retype Email:
Telephone: [optional]
Message: [optional]