Luxury and Tailor made Tours of Namibia

Namibia & Botswana Safari

This tour combines the vastness of the Namib Desert with some of the best game parks - breathtaking scenery and a facinating cultural experience. It is available both as a guided or self-drive tour

Our tours are tailormade and therefore highly flexible. Teba tours are always more than simply a tour. Every day and every event is inspired by our vision to help our clients, and the communities in which we operate, to reach their dreams through high quality environmentally friendly tours and up to date information.

We offer a quality product that will satisfy the most sophisticated needs. Our transport is comfortable. Your guide will be extremely knowledgeable, with an interest in the economy, politics and environment, not only of the particular destination, but of your country too.

Our tours are aimed at clientelle who wish to experience more than just the normal tourist attractions. We will expose you to the local people and to their various cultures.

This particular tour combines the best that the Namib Desert has to offer with the added excitement and beauty of the Caprivi and the Chobe National Park. Extensions to Victoria Falls and\or the Okavango Delta are also possible. The entire itinerary is simply a guideline and can be easily changed to suit your particular requirements.

DAY 1: Cape Cross Lodge. Arrive on Air Namibia in Windhoek and connect from there to Walvis Bay, or use one of the convenient connections from either Johannesburg or Cape Town.

Your guide will meet you at the Walvis Bay airport. From there you will be taken to view some of the world's highest sand dunes before visiting Walvis Bay. You will also visit the Walvis Bay lagoon with its rich and diverse birdlife. Next stop will be Swakopmund with its well-known German colonial atmosphere.

From Swakopmund, the 130 km salt road will take you past typical Namib Desert towns such Wlotzkas Baken, and fishing spots such as Bennie se Rooi Lorrie, to Henties Bay, where we will re-fuel. We overnight at Cape Cross Lodge on the Skeleton Coast. This luxurious lodge is totally dependant on water which is transported from Henties Bay.

The Namib Desert is one of the oldest and driest deserts on earth. The only sounds that you may hear are the cry of the jackal and the roar of the sea.

Enjoy the scenes at the lodge and observe how the desert jackals come to quench their thirst at the only fresh water source within hundreds of kilometers. We will visit the Cape Cross Seal Reserve where large numbers of Cape fur seals can be observed from close by.

DAY 2: Palmwag Lodge. The salt road will take us along the Skeleton Coast and into the Skeleton Coast National Park, and from there, via Springbokwasser into Damaraland. We overnight at either Palmwag Lodge or a similar lodge. On our way to the lodge, we will stop at a traditional Damara Village to learn how these desert people survive.

In the afternoon we will take a game drive within the Palmwag Concession. The 450 000-hectare Palmwag Concession supports the largest free-roaming population of desert-adapted black rhino in Africa, as well as good numbers of desert-adapted elephant. The Concession falls under the authority of the Namibian Ministry of Environment and Tourism.

The Concession’s freshwater springs support healthy populations of other arid-adapted wildlife, including Hartmann’s mountain zebra and smaller antelope such as steenbok and klipspringer. There are often sightings of scrub hare, inquisitive ground squirrels and black-backed jackal. Palmwag also hosts the core of the rarely-seen desert--adapted lion population of north-west Namibia. Cheetah and leopard are also sometimes seen in this area.

Palmwag Lodge, one of Namibia’s oldest and most popular tourist destinations, is situated in northern Damaraland. It is renown for its idyllic location amongst rustling palm trees, spectacular scenery and convenient proximity of viewing a host of desert-adapted wildlife.

This oasis, situated on the banks of the dry Unab River, provides various accommodation options, from chalets to canvas-style tents, all decorated in an individual, tasteful style. A swimming pool, restaurant and cozy pool bar make this an ideal base for exploring the vast Palmwag Concession.

DAY 3: Ugab Terrace Lodge. We continue our trip through Damaraland and the Pre-Namib Desert. The first stop will be the Petrified Forest. It is difficult to believe that logs were washed ashore here millions years ago in what is now a barren desert.

Lunch will be at Twyfelfontein. Here we will see rock paintings and engravings which are between 500 and 20 000 years old. The San people, who were hunters and gatherers, used to live in this area. At Twyfelfontein we will step back into the past whilst sightings of the desert elephant of Damaraland are still possible.

In the afternoon we will stop briefly at the Burnt Mountain before continuing onto Khorixas, and from there stop to view the spectacular Vingerklip rock formation. Our lodge is close to this landmark.

Indulge yourself with the breathtaking views and free roaming game at Ugab Terrace Lodge. We will also be able to lounge around a breath-taking swimming pool built amongst the rocks at the top of the mountain.

Whilst enjoying the impressive sunrise and sunsets from the balcony of your bungalow, allow yourself to once again reconnect with endless tranquility and peace of mind. Once you have experienced wildlife in its natural habitat, you will understand why we believe that when you visit Ugab Terrace Lodge, you must be close to heaven...

The food and beverages are world class, and the experience of sitting next to an open fire savouring the smell of steak or venison cooking over the coals, must be experienced to be appreciated.

DAY 4 AND 5: Etosha National Park. This world renown park is named after the 23 000 sq km pan which only occasionally fills with water. The abundance of game in this park includes everything from the smallest antelope, the 5 kg Damara Dikdik, to vast numbers of elephant. Sightings of rhino are virtually guaranteed whilst the lion, leopard and cheetah populations are all very healthy.

We will see most of this game on our drives, or at the waterhole near our lodge. The waterholes are illuminated at night and great numbers of game visit during the evenings.

The accommodation in Etosha is not inexpensive, but certainly amongst the finest on the continent.

DAY 6: Hakusembe River Lodge. The Kavango River is Africa’s fifth largest river. If forms the border between Angola and Namibia before it crosses into Botswana, from where it is known as the Okavango River.

On our way to Hakusembe, which is 12 km west of Rundu, we will visit the world’s largest meteorite at Grootfontein.

Depending on your interest, we may visit a Kavango village to experience the lifestyle and culture of this tribe.

DAY 7 & 8: Mudumu National Park. The Caprivi is the panhandle in the far north of Namibia. This area differs vastly from both the dry south and the western desert. It is a subtropical paradise with some of Africa’s most exceptional game parks. The Mudumu National Park is small, but the vegetation is nothing short of spectacular. Here you will enjoy your game drives in open safari vehicles with very knowledgeable nature guides who will help you spot four of the big five.

We will stay at the luxurious Lianshulu Lodge on the banks of the Kwando River.

DAY 8 & 9: Chobe Safari Lodge. Nowhere in the world will you find more elephant than along the Chobe River in northern Botswana. The Chobe National Park is one of the world’s prime game viewing areas with excellent sightings of big game. You will have the choice of doing either game drives, or game cruises on the Chobe River.

Your tour will end at Chobe and we will willingly supply transfers to Victoria Falls Airport for the daily flights back to South Africa, or to Windhoek, from where you can fly to your next destination. We would however recommend you taking one of our tour extensions.