This 9 Day adventure sees you traverse the African quadripoint as you collect incredible wildlife & adventure experiences in each of these 4 countries
Where Namibia, Botswana, Zambia & Zimbabwe come together is the only international Quadripoint in Existence. This 9 Day adventure sees you traverse the African quadripoint as you collect incredible wildlife and adventure experiences in each of these 4 countries.
Ticking off the Caprivi Strip, Okavango Delta and Victoria Falls in one trip is sure to provide you with more experiences than what should be possible in just over a week in Africa. From drifting past hippos in dugout canoes in the Delta to catching Tiger Fish in the Zambezi and swimming below the Victoria Falls – you’d struggle to find a more action packed experience.
Your driver will greet you at the arrivals of Harry Mwanga Nkumbula International Airport in Livingstone, Zambia. You’ll then head northeast by 4×4 vehicle to Shackleton’s on a 2.5 hour drive.
Kicking up dirt en route, you will find yourself in the heart of “Tiger Country” – Tiger Fish, that is. This prize behemoth game fish can reach up to around 28lbs in weight and have large, razor-sharp interlocking teeth. Seasoned fisherman and amateurs alike can come to Shackleton’s with hopes of an unbeatable fishing experience.
The lodge is quaint, only accommodating 12 individuals at a given time. The service is bespoke and the food locally grown. The experience at Shackleton’s allows you to make meaningful connections with those around you.
With a good night’s rest behind you, day two is dedicated to catching the notorious tiger fish. Expert or amateur, you are in good hands. The skilled fisherman at Shackleton’s are attuned to the subtleties of this ecosystem. They recognise changes in the feeding habits of the tigers, and are able to adapt swiftly to ensure the most fruitful experience possible.
Located in the flood plaing region of the upper Zambezi River, Shackleton’s Tiger Fishing Lodge accommodates 12 individuals at a given time. The lodge features thatched suites with private decks overlooking the Zambezi, as well as a sundowner deck, swimming pool, lounge and library.
Your Shackleton’s driver will drive you the short 1 hour 20 minutes to Katima Mulilo, just across the border into Namibia. You’ll be met by a Nambwa Tented Lodge representative who will ensure your comfortable journey to the Lodge. You’ll take to the main road that runs squarely through the strip’s center and the Caprivi Game Reserve. Keep your eyes peeled, this transfer can turn into a happenstance game drive at a moment’s notice.
450-kilometers in length and just a mere 32-kilometers wide, this obscure sliver of land juts off of Namibia’s northeastern edge and sits directly in the migratory path of large herds of elephant that follow the rains from Angola to the lush Okavango Delta.
Take in the beauty of this infrequently visited and remarkably verdant strip of land, known as the Caprivi Strip.
Providing a touch of luxury within an authentic bush experience, Nambwa Lodge beckons. The simplistic, but rustic décor at Nambwa allows nature to take the lead. Lofted walkways traverse the forest canopy – allowing the perfect vantage point for spotting elephants on the move.
Let’s leave the conventional behind. We’re reinventing the safari and taking to the water.
Much like its well-regarded cousin to the south, the Okavango Delta, the Caprivi strip strikes an alluring balance between road and river safari styles.
You’ll begin by 4×4, navigating the twisting roads and dense vegetation of the surrounding area. Only a stone’s throw away the Linyanti river offers a new perspective. By boat, you can spot wildlife that have come to the river to drink.
Although elephant migrate through this region in great numbers during the winter, this unexplored region of Namibia teems with life all year long. Numerous antelope and pods of hippo are common sightings on the Linyanti.
The final act to your day in the bush is sundowners at Horseshoe Lagoon – a famous sandy clearing where close encounters with Elephants are common. This is a sundowner spot you won’t soon forget.
The elephants know all of the top spots. That’s why today we’re following them to one of their favourites: Moremi Game Reserve.
Moremi sits in the heart of the Okavango Delta and covers 3,900 square kilometers of floodplains, swamps, and mopane forest. Not only is Moremi Game Reserve one of the most biologically diverse areas on the continent, it was also the first game reserve to be established by local residents.
Visitors to the park bolster the Botswana’s legacy by contributing to Botswana’s commitment to environmental protection. Without exception, Chief’s Island is one such place where tourism and conservation intertwine.
The largest dry island in Moremi, Chief’s rises out of the floodplains acting as a dry retreat for animals escaping the flooded swamp. The pure density of wildlife, not to mention the incredible scenery, allows for one of the most exceptional game viewing opportunities in Africa. Not surprisingly, Chief’s Island also houses some of Africa’s most exclusive lodges.
Chief’s Camp is your home for the next two days; your launch pad and entry point into this vast ecosystem. The camp does not compromise elegance for effectiveness and is widely recognized for their influential rhino conservation project.
If the Okavango Delta is an outdoorsman’s paradise, Moremi Game Reserve is his muse. Today is dedicated to exploring the intricate, twisting loops and overgrown trails of Chief’s Island.
Start by game vehicle, traversing bumpy roads and secluded nooks in search of antelope and predators hidden in the thicket. But to truly experience the delta, there is one mode of transportation that trumps the rest.
Navigate the narrow pathways of the floodplains by mokoro. Mokoro paths trace routes carved by elephants and hippos wading through the tall grass. At water-level you can truly immerse into the delta’s environment.
Guests can also dig in deeper to Chief’s Camp’s efforts to protect critically endangered rhino in Botswana. The camp’s intensive rhino relocation project has been successful in increasing rhino numbers.
A new day brings a new adventure. Today you will depart your home in the delta and fly northeast to Kasane. Watch the Chobe area unfurl underneath you. Onwards from Kasane, cross the mighty Zambezi River to Kazungula.
While in the water, you will cross the true quadripoint that connects Namibia, Botswana, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.
Mosi oa Tunya, or “The Smoke that Thunders”, is the local name for Victoria Falls. This is where you are headed today.
Once on the Zambian shores, watching the scenery change as you move east.you’ll be met by the friendly Tongabezi driver and taken to your own private chalets on the Sindabezi Island.
A myriad of unique activities and experiences are available over the next two days to guests around the iconic Victoria Falls. From the blood pumping to the scenic, no matter your preference there is an excursion to suit your speed.
As long as you don’t mind getting soaked, exploring the trails around the falls by foot is a great way to understand the local geology. If you’re lucky enough to have your visit land on a full moon, you can venture into the park at midnight to find an astonishing lunar rainbow cast in the spray.
Traversing the Zambia-Zimbabwe border by boat offers opportunities for game viewing and peaceful sundowners.
Today, you will bid the great Zambezi good-bye. After a full adventure and most likely some aching muscles you will have time to enjoy a final breakfast in this idyllic location before packing up and heading home on your flight departing from Livingstone airport to your destination of choice.
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