• Hippo baring teeth, Botswana

Itinerary Summary

Duration
7 Days
Price
£2495
When
Year-Round
Destination
Namibia
Type
NWS RAW - Tailor-made
Duration Price When Destination Type
7 Days £2495 Year-Round Namibia NWS RAW - Tailor-made
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Exploring Namibia's Caprivi Strip

Take a step off the beaten path and discover a unique destination on the very edge of Namibia, a land of rivers and floodplains inhabited by animals seldom seen elsewhere in the country, from flocks of colourful waterbirds to reedbucks, buffalo and crocodiles.

The Caprivi Strip is a narrow extension of land protruding from the northwest of Namibia, bordering Angola and Zambia to the north and Botswana to the south. Unfairly overlooked by most travellers in favour of the more famous safari destinations within the country, like the Kalahari Desert, Skeleton Coast and Etosha National Park, the riches of the Caprivi Strip are unique within Namibia and comprise a fascinating destination for the safari aficionados wishing to step outside of the ordinary. Geographically and ecologically distinct from much of Namibia, the 450km strip is characterised by rich floodplains and flowing rivers that attract water-loving species like hippo, crocodile and waterbuck. On this NWS RAW safari you’ll be discovering all that the Caprivi Strip has to offer, spending time in a number of reserves and national parks situated throughout the area.

 

What makes this trip extraordinary

  • Eschew tradition and discover a little-known corner of Africa.
  • Sight water-loving species like hippo, buffalo and sable antelope, otherwise rare sights in Namibia.
  • Cast your line in the mighty Zambezi River for the fearsomely toothed tigerfish.
  • Travel through Namibia’s own version of the Okavango Delta, a land of rich floodplains, rolling rivers, lush vegetation and groups of elephants, zebra, kudu and more.
  • Watch for cheetahs, leopards, lions, hyenas and African wild dogs stalking their prey.
  • Spot more than 400 species of bird that either make their home here or visit the area during the course of their migration.

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A 7-day NWS RAW safari venturing through habitats found nowhere else in Namibia  
from $3,219 per person sharing, excluding international flights

What is NWS RAW?

Remote. Authentic. Wild.

The latest addition to our NWS Select service, NWS RAW safaris take you outside of the norm, revealing a different side to oft-visited countries. These pioneering expeditions are designed for the seasoned traveller who yearns for new experiences, who favours discovery over tourist traps, and who is willing to go the extra mile in order to truly explore and understand their next destination. NWS RAW is for the intrepid, the boundary-pushers, and those for whom travel is more than just a holiday.

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Day by day

Day by day

Day 1

Kasane, onwards to Nkasa Lupala Lodge

You arrive at Kasane Airport and have a road transfer to Sangwali/ Nkasa Rupara National Park, where you overnight at Nkasa Lupala Tented Lodge for two nights. Nkasa Lupala lodge will meet you for the lodge transfer at Sangwali. You have the afternoon at leisure, with shared guided sundowner boat cruise included. All meals, transfers as mentioned above and shared guided boat cruise with Nkasa Lupala Lodge guide included (drinks excluded).

Day 2

Nkasa Lupala Tented Lodge

Day at leisure with shared morning boat cruise and guided game drive in Nkasa Rupara National Park included with Nkasa Lupala lodge guide. After lunch and siesta, you can enjoy a shared afternoon guided walk with a lodge guide. Overnight at Nkasa Lupala Tented Lodge. All meals, guided boat cruise, game drive and guided walk with Nkasa Lupala Lodge guide included (drinks excluded).

Day 3

Transfer to Nambwa Tented Lodge

Today, you have a transfer with Nkasa Lupala Lodge to Sangwali, where you meet the next transfer to Kwando area, to stay at Nambwa Tented Lodge for two nights. Guests have day at leisure, and can enjoy activities as offered by the lodge. Overnight at Nambwa Tented Lodge. All meals, shared lodge scheduled activities (seasonal), laundry services and local beverages included (excluding premium and imported brands).

Day 4

Nambwa Tented Lodge

Day at leisure at Nambwa Tented Lodge, with activities as offered by the lodge. Overnight at Nambwa Tented Lodge. All meals, shared lodge scheduled activities (seasonal), laundry services and local beverages included (excluding premium and imported brands).

Day 5

Transfer to Kasane for Chobe Princess House Boat

You have a road transfer from Nambwa Tented Lodge to Kasane Immigration, where you meet for a boat transfer to Impalila Island, joining the Chobe Princess. The day is at leisure on the Chobe Princess, and you can enjoy included activities (water based game viewing, fishing and birding and guided cultural visit tour). All meals, shared scheduled activities, road transfers to and from Kasane international airport / Kasane immigration and local beverages included (excluding premium and imported brands).

Day 6

Chobe Princess House Boat

Today is at leisure, with the option of enjoying activities as offered. All meals, shared scheduled activities, road transfers to and from Kasane international airport / Kasane immigration and local beverages included (excluding premium and imported brands).

Day 7

End of safari

After breakfast, at pre-arranged scheduled time, you have a transfer by boat from the Chobe Princess, and then a road transfer to Kasane International Airport. Once at the airport, you check-in for your departing international flight.

Trip Details

About tailor-made safaris

A tailor-made safari is one designed according to your specific requirements, including budget, dates, personal interests, the number of people travelling, and more. This itinerary is just an example and can be refined and altered to make it perfect for you.

Namibia by Russ MacLaughlin

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