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Explore Caprivi visiting Bushmanland, Khadum, Bwabata and Mamili National Parks.

Namibia | Caprivi National Parks

This 10 night / 11-day Caprivi adventure is focussed on a unique part of North Eastern Namibia. At first glance the area looks fairly inaccessible and inconspicuous but on closer examination one realises it is a treasure trove of many different beautiful landscapes; rivers such as the Okavango and Nkasa Rupura, Namibia’s largest wetland, in addition to many species of bird life, herds of Elephant, as well as endangered species such as Roan antelope, red letchwe, the African Wild Dog, Cape Buffalo and many more

tour duration 11 Days
price R15,750
next trip 05 Sep 2020
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Focussing on the beautiful Northeastern Caprivi;  the beautiful rivers - the Okavango, Kwando, Linyanti swamps & Nkasa Rupura, Namibia’s largest protected wetland area - the lush marshes & scenic landscapes that are home to herds of Elephant & a multitude of endangered species. This is an adventure that takes the road less travelled in search of Namibia's hidden gems along the Caprivi strip into Khadum, Mamili, Bwabata and Mudumu National Parks

Included

All meals
Professional guide
Tented Accommodation

Excluded

Border Crossing fees & road taxes
Guide Gratuity
Out of country medical emergency evacuation cover

Tour Dates

05 Sep 2020 - 15 Sep 2020

CHILDREN & SINGLES

Children under the age of 10 LESS 50%
Single Person: A supplement charge of an additional 30%.

Day 1

The group will meet 125Km north East of Grootfontein at the Grashoek Vet Gate around 2pm. Once our group has gathered at the meeting point we will do a quick radio check before proceeding to our first night’s campsite around 12km further along jeep track. We spend our first night at a Bushman Community and as soon as we have settled in we will enjoy a walk with a local bushman guide who will introduce as to all the different plants and insect life in the area, so we can see and experience the way these people live and survive in the bush.

The campsite is in a beautiful area surrounded by Manketti trees.  Facilities here are rustic with a long drop toilet and bucket showers. In the evening, whilst being treated to our first tasty dinner from the bush kitchen, your tour guide will elaborate on what lies ahead over the next few days.

Day 2

After breakfast, there will be a safety briefing to ensure that everyone is comfortable with the driving challenges that await you. Then it’s time to begin our incredible journey! Drive east towards Tsumkwe to stop and refuel, ensuring that there is enough to last for the 3-day journey. Continue along a sand track towards Sikereti campsite in the Khaudum National Park. Lunch en-route at a beautiful, ancient Baobab tree which the Dorsland trekkers used as a hunting camp. Upon entering Khaudum National Park, be on the lookout for any wildlife that could be lurking in this very remote wilderness of the north-eastern corner of Namibia. The rustic Sikereti Campsite facilities include flushing toilets and donkey boiler hot showers. The camp is unfenced allowing the animals to roam freely and as a result, the evening will be filled with the magical sounds of the African bush. The Bhejane crew will have the camp already set up upon your arrival and will ensure that you are comfortable and that all your requirements are met.

Day 3

An early start to the day ensures we get out into the park as early as possible to view as many of the animals as we can, before the midday day heat arrives. We slowly make our way in a North-easterly direction to Khaudum main camp; the park as around 12 artificial waterholes and 2 natural fountains and they can all be reached by vehicle as 2 track roads interlink the park in its entirety. Most of the watering holes have hides from which game can be viewed safely and where we can enjoy a tasty lunch. After a great day of driving the sand tracks of the Khaudum we reach our campsite in the late afternoon. The campsite facilities are excellent with lovely hot showers and revamped ablutions. We get an opportunity to enjoy a brilliant sundowner while looking out over the Khaudum Omarumba, seeing the animal herds grazing and listening to the birdlife.

Day 4

Another day at Khaudum Campsite with game viewing drives in the morning and late afternoon, exploring between the various waterholes. Wildlife can vary from big herds of elephant, roan, wildebeest, oryx as well as the endangered African wild dog. Khaudum is also home to a big leopard population.

Day 5

This morning we have an early start to leave Khaudum National Park with its wild life and soft sand tracks behind us, heading in a North Easterly direction towards the Okavango River where we will spend the night on the banks of the river at another great campsite called Mobola- named after the Mobola plum tree, found in the campsite. The Bhejane team will have your tents pitched and ready upon your arrival and will be busy with the dinner preparations. Facilities include toilets and solar powered showers. The Lodge’s island bar is the perfect place to recap whilst enjoying the sunset over the Okavango River.

Day 6

Depart after breakfast for Divindu which is about 30km towards the main Caprivi highway. Stop for refuelling and replenishment of snacks and beverages. Continue driving over the Okavango River and head towards the Kwando River. Arrive late morning at the Bwabwata National Park,  stopping at the old Fort Doppies campsite for lunch, followed by a leisurely game drive in the Park which is located on the west side of the Kwando River. Leave the Park that afternoon heading towards Mukolo Camp which is approximately 12 km south of Kongola. This campsite will be your stay for the next 3 nights and is located on the banks of the Kwando River, equipped with toilet and shower facilities. Nearby is a major elephant pathway for animals crossing the Kwando river and lies on the boundary of the Ngonga wildlife corridor. Experience regular game sightings which include wild dog, leopard, hyena and during the drier months, lion can be expected.

Day 7

Depart after breakfast for one of the trip’s highlights, a 2-hour hike in the campsite surrounds which is the ultimate way to connect with Africa. Whilst on foot get the opportunity to view the wildlife as well as the surrounding villages which allows you to engage with the local people who are the guardians of the land and its resources. The rest of the day is spent at your own leisure around the campsite, whether it be attending to the vehicles or perhaps even catching up on some reading.

Day 8

Early morning game drive in the Bwabwata National Park followed by a delicious brunch prepared by the Bhejane crew back at camp. Enjoy an afternoon of relaxation before going on an exciting sundowner boat cruise on the Kwando River to experience its abundant birdlife. Species include lesser jacana, black coucal, wattled crane and two species of cisticolas, racket-tailed roller, western banded snake eagle, Shelley’s sunbird and Arnott’s chat, just to name a few.

Day 9

Sadly, after three great nights at Mashi River camp, we leave the Kwando River behind and continue to our next destination, Nkasa Rupara National Park for our final 2-nights. Start with a game viewing drive in Mudumu National Park and continue in a southerly direction towards the Linyanti swamps area.  The community campsite we are staying at for the next two nights feratures toilet and shower facilities that while rustic are clean and simple.

Day 10

Depart early after enjoying coffee and rusks to explore the Nkasa Rupara National Park. The driving terrain is a thrill for any 4x4 enthusiast as you travel through lush marshes, dense savannah and high river reeds. During the dry winter months, large herds of elephant congregate on the Nkasa and Rupara islands. However, for most of the year, the park is flooded and game drives follow the edge of deep pools and rivers where crocodiles lie in wait. Buffalo or elephant might be found nearby, crossing the river. This is raw, real Africa at its best and an adventure like no other. After enjoying sundowners at the end of our game drive we return to the campsite for our last dinner around the campfire prepared by the Bhejane crew, enjoying the company of newly-formed friendships.

Day 11

Depart after breakfast after a memorable trip together, bidding farewell until it’s time for the next 4x4 Bhejane adventure experience.

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Namibia

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Approximately 1 250kms

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Grashoek Vet Gate on the Tsumkwe Road

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• You will need a four-wheel drive vehicle with good ground clearance and low range
• The tyres on your vehicle cannot be low profile road tyres but must be high profile floating tyres with off road capabilities
• You do not need any previous sand and water driving experience
• Petrol vehicles will need at least 150 L of fuel and diesel vehicles 120 L (this is inclusive of what is in your on-board fuel tanks)

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Yes at the Community Campsites throughout
A mix of flushing toilets & long drop
Bucket showers with hot water accessed via solar power & donkey boiler

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None

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Only at Mabola and Makulo

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Not required for South African passport holders
Passport must be valid for the next 6 months & must have at least 2 blank pages