The Best of Southern African Wing Safari

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The Best of Southern African Wing Safari

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Destination for this trip:

Botswana; Johannesburg, South Africa; Namibia; Okavango, Namibia; Ongava Game Reserve, Namibia; Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe; Zimbabwe

Length of trip:

13 days

Approximate price of this trip per person:

from $ 4000 to $ 7000

Best travel dates to go:

Any time.


Detailed Description of this trip:

This superb flying safari has monthly guaranteed departures. We fly from Lanseria Airport in Johannesburg through the prime areas of Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe with a private aircraft. The aircraft and pilot stay with the group throughout, and the group gets the benefit of not having to worry about scheduled airlines time tables, thus maximizing time spent in all areas.


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Trip Itinerary:

  • Day 1-2 - Johannesburg

    The Namib Desert - Sossusvlei Wilderness Camp.
    Commercial Flight

    The safari departs early morning from Lanseria Airport in Johannesburg for Keetmanshoop in Namibia. It is then a one hour twenty minute flight up to the Namib Desert and to Sossusvlei Wilderness Camp where we spend 2 nights.

    Sightseeing

    This is where one finds the highest sand dunes in the world, with Oryx and Springbok antelope providing a contrast to the incredible desert scenery.

  • Day 3-4 - Ongava Game Reserve

    Etosha and Ongava Lodge.
    Safari

    The morning flight takes guests over the dunes of the Namib and over Sossusvlei itself for an aerial view of the dunes and then due westwards to Meob Bay on the shores of the southern Skeleton Coast. There is spectacular desert and Skeleton Coast scenery. We land at Swakopmund.

    Sightseeing

    The group is then transferred to Walvis Bay harbour by road for a boat trip (weather permitting) out to sea which will allow guests the opportunity to view seals, schools of dolphins swimming alongside the boat and sometimes even penguins and whales.

    Safari

    Following a delicious seafood lunch, the group flies up the coast before turning east to fly up to Ongava Lodge for two nights. This is the base for our Etosha experience.

  • Day 5-6 - Okavango

    The Central Okavango and Jao Camp.
    Private Car Service

    We depart from Ongava for Maun in Botswana.

    Commercial Flight

    From Maun the group flies onto Jao Camp in the heart of the Okavango and will enjoy the complete contrast from the Namib Desert.

    Safari

    The waterways of the Okavango and the wildlife of this area are very special.

  • Day 7-8 - Botswana

    Moremi Game Reserve - Mombo Camp.
    Safari

    From Jao, we fly to Mombo for the game viewing highlight of the safari.

  • Day 9-10 - Victoria Falls

    The River Club and Victoria Falls.
    Safari

    After a mornings game drive, the group departs Mombo for Kasane and then onto Livingstone, the small town on the Zambian side of Victoria Falls.

    Hotel

    We stay overnight at The River Club and enjoy the sights and sounds of Victoria Falls.

  • Day 11-12 - Victoria Falls

    Mana Pools - Chikwenya.
    Safari

    Guests drive across the famous bridge across the Zambezi River with great views on to the Victoria Falls themselves. We view the Falls from the Zimbabwe side before flying onto Mana Pools and possibly the most scenic of all the parks on this safari. Here guests may stay at Chikwenya.

  • Day 13 - Johannesburg

    The Safari Ends.
    Commercial Flight

    After our last game activity in the Mana Pools area, we fly back to Lanseria Airport in Johannesburg where we land in the afternoon, giving guests enough time to connect to their international flights - or travel onto places like Cape Town.

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