Deserts and Deltas
Even the most extraordinary superlatives don’t do justice to the natural wonders we shall see on this tour. Due to its very remoteness and the severity of its climate, Namibia has remained in a relatively pristine state, for 80 million years; however, it's a fragile environment. Our guides will interpret the what often seems to be a barren landscape and bring it alive for us. We’ll explore the biggest sand dunes in the world, explore coastal wetlands and be mesmerized equally by the pre-historic rock carvings and the desert-adapted African Bush Elephants. We’ll come into peaceful contact with Giraffe, Eland, Blue Wildebeest, Greater Kudu, Gemsbok, Springbok, Black-faced Impala, Steenbok and different types of zebras, as well as the rare Black Rhinoceros. Birders will particularly enjoy the Caprivi Strip on our way to Botswana and the great concentrations of elephants at Chobe. Our tour concludes at spectacular Victoria Falls, one of the wonders of the natural world.
- Viewing the highest dunes in the world at Sossusvlei
Seeing and listening to 200,000 birds at Sandwich Harbour
Learning about Bushmen paintings in Damaraland
Checking out the statuesque Ghost Trees
Losing count of the elephants at Chobe
Day 1: Arrive Windhoek and explore lodge
Day 2: Drive to Sossusvlei following the great escarpment south to the vast Namib desert
Day 3: Exploring the world’s tallest sand dunes at Sossusvlei
Day 4: Travel via the desolate, rolling hills of the Kuiseb Moon Valley to the coastal town of Swakopmund
Day 5: Cruise to see the pelicans, seals, and dolphins in Walvis Bay
Day 6: Drive to the ruggedly beautiful region of Damaraland
Day 7: Examine the pre-historic rock engravings in Twyfeltontein and search for the desert-adapted elephants
Day 8: Drive to Etosha - Southern Africa's finest and most important Game Reserve
Day 9: Game drives in Onguma Game Reserve where Lion, Cheetah, and Leopard roam
Day 10: Drive to greener, tropical conditions in Rundu and take a river safari
Day 11: Drive to the Caprivi Strip, where our lodge overlooks a tranquil Hippopotamus pool
Day 12: Travel by boat on the meandering Kwando River
Day 13: Observe breeding herds of elephants on our game drive in Chobe N.P., Botswana
Day 14: Game drives in the park - sheer quantity of elephants here is amazing!
Day 15: Drive to the spectacular Victoria Falls - the "smoke that thunders" and enjoy a sunset cruise on the Zambezi River
Day 16: Depart Victoria Falls Request a Detailed Itinerary
Chris Earley is the University of Guelph Arboretum’s Interpretive Biologist and Education Coordinator and a self-proclaimed “nature geek”. He teaches workshops at the Arboretum, and participates in research projects around the world. Chris has led many Quest trips in the past, including several to Africa.
This tour can be a private departure just for your group.
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this tour with your family, friends, nature club or organization.
Namibia, Botswana | 16 days
|Leader: ||Chris Earley |
|Dates: ||Oct 14-29, 2014|
|Cost: ||Approx. US$7595|
|Group Size: ||10 – 15 participants|
|Includes: ||Accommodation, all meals, all gratuities, all activities and entrance fees, all ground transportation, expert local guides, arrival and departure transfers at destination, accompanied by Quest Nature Tours naturalist-leader.|
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