Onguma Bush Camp Deluxe Rooms
Onguma Bush Camp Deluxe Room Waterhole
Ondili Twyfelfontein Adventure Camp Pool View
Onguma Bush Camp Deluxe Room Bathroom
Ondili Twyfelfontein Adventure Camp Sundowner View
Mount Etjo 1
Ondili Twyfelfontein Adventure Camp Premium Tent 1
Carmine Bee Eater / Karminspint
Carmine Bee Eater / Karminspint
Giant Kingfisher / Riesenfischer
Red Billed Oxpecker / Rotschnabel Madenhacker
Chacma Baboon / Bärenpavian
Racket Tailed Roller / Spatelracke
Elephanten Am Chobe
Victoria Falls
Victoria Falls
Black Backed Jackal
Löwin Mit Welpen Im Etosha Nationalpark
Die Wüstenelefanten Des Damaralandes
Elephanten Chobe 19 CR3
Landschaft Bei Mowani
Yellow Throated Leaflove / Gelbkehlbülbül / Gelbkehl Uferbülb
Geparden
Giraffenbullen Halsen Sich
Breitmaulnashorn Mit Kalb
Hook Lipped Rhino / Spitzmaulnshorn
Twyfelfontein Rock Engravings / Felsgravuren
Elefanten Kreuzen Asphalt Bei Mudumo
Springbok Frisst Morgenstern
Desert Elephants / Wüstenelefanten
Desert Elephants / Wüstenelefanten
Plains Zebra Ssp. Burchelli?
Southern Bushbuck Of Chobe / Schirrantilope
Sable Bulls In Buffalo Park
Lions In Buffalo Park / Löwenpärchen Im Paarungsmodus
Meyer's Parrot / Goldbugpapagei
African Fish Eagle / Schreiseeadler Taking A Bath
Helmeted Guineafowl / Helmperlhuhn
African Fish Eagle / Schreiseeadler Taking A Bath
Southern Ground Hornbill / Rotgesicht Hornrabe
Hippo Teenagers On Chobe Shoreline
Giraffes On Chobe Shoreline Practicing Geophagia
Elephants On Riverbank Of Chobe
Black Collared Barbet / Halsband Bartvogel
Giraffe @ Andoni Plain
Collared Pratincole / Rotflügel Brachschwalbe
Chapman Plains Zebra / Chapman Steppenzebra
Waterbuck / Wasserbock
Knob Billed Duck / Glanzente
Rock Pratincole / Halsband Brachschwalbe
Phezulu Guest Lodge Victoria Falls
Phezulu Guest Lodge Victoria Falls
Phezulu Guest Lodge Victoria Falls
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Namushasha Lodge
Namushasha Lodge
Caprivi, Kwando River, Bootsafari, Boat Safari
Namushasha Lodge

Wildlife B5 – slow & natural (en)

18.8.2025 - 3.9.2025 (17 days)
Guided small group tour through the wildlife-rich habitats of Namibia under expert German/English guidance.

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Duration

17 Days
18.8.2025 - 3.9.2025

Type

Guided Natural History Expedition

Group size

Maximum 7 participants
Booked: 2
Places available: 5

Language

English & German

Overview

This nature-guided small group tour places its emphasis on captivating wildlife observation, biodiversity, animal photography, and experiencing various species in diverse habitats amidst breathtaking landscapes. The carefully chosen accommodations for this journey all fall within the upscale category, strategically positioned to optimise access to key attractions. Each lodging boasts positive reviews, prioritises safety and cleanliness, undergoes thorough testing, and features private bathrooms.
Our aim is not only to showcase the main animal species but also to introduce you to various subspecies. Witnessing an elephant in an awe-inspiring desert landscape and observing them later along the banks of the Okavango River is a truly unique experience. By the end of the journey, you will not only have acquired knowledge about various zebra species but also about subspecies and variants found in different regions of Namibia.
The striking contrast between the arid semi-desert regions of Damaraland, the western and eastern sections of Etosha National Park, and the water-rich dry forests, marshlands, and rivers of the Okavango, Kwando, and Chobe in the Caprivi, along with the misty rainforest at Victoria Falls, reveals an impressive diversity of animals and plants. This diversity makes Namibia a truly unique destination in Africa!

 

This journey is designed not only for nature and animal enthusiasts but is also a paradise for photographers. We gladly delve into special interests like botany or ornithology along the way – providing a comprehensive and high-quality guidance, which Leaflove Safari is renowned for!

Highlights

Accommodation

The carefully chosen accommodations for this journey all fall within the upscale category, strategically positioned to optimise access to key attractions. Each lodging boasts positive reviews, prioritises safety and cleanliness, undergoes thorough testing, and features private bathrooms.

Map

Overview

Days 1 & 2 - 18 & 19.8.2025

Wildlife in the acacia savannah of the central high plateau of Namibia
On a vast wildlife reserve, we embark on an open safari, hoping to encounter not only various antelope species but also white rhinos, giraffes, and possibly lions and elephants.

Days 3 & 4 - 20 & 21.8.2025

Twyfelfontein
We will undoubtedly come across the elusive desert elephants at some point. Encountering such nature in this semi-desert landscape is truly unforgettable!

Days 5 & 6 - 22 & 23.8.2025

Etosha National Park - Central
"Great White Place," the Etosha National Park, spans over 22,000 km² and is one of the most wildlife-rich parks in Africa.

Days 7 & 8 - 24 & 25.8.2025

Etosha National Park - East
The diverse flora contributes to extensive biodiversity... So, you will not only see many animals but also a wide variety of them!

Days 9 & 10 - 26 & 27.8.2025

The (O)Kavango
Although Mahango Park is not very large, it is home to rare roan antelopes, sable antelopes, and tsessebes. Naturally, you will also encounter giraffes and often elephants, lechwe, waterbucks, and reedbucks along the banks of the Okavango.

Days 11, 12 & 13 - 28, 29 & 30.8.2025

Kwando in Caprivi Central, Bwabwata, and Mudumo National Park
A robust population of various antelope species, the strikingly patterned Chapman's zebra, buffalo, and numerous elephants quench their thirst along the banks of the Kwando.

Days 14 & 15 - 31.8. & 1.9.2025

Chobe National Park, Kasika Floodplain & wildlife-rich Sedudu Island
Today, you navigate the Chobe River, marking the intersection of Namibia, Zambia, Botswana, and Zimbabwe, hosting Africa's densest wildlife population. Over many kilometers, the Chobe River floods numerous shallow islands every year. Life thrives here as it provides sustenance for all.

Day 16 - 2.9.2025

The Victoria Falls and the unique biotope at the falls
The Victoria Falls were named and described by David Livingstone as a sight Angels must have gazed upon, so beautiful.

Day 17 - 3.9.2025

Flight logistics in Africa
You may leave us, but Africa never leaves you!
Detailed itinerary

Accommodation pre-checked:

The carefully chosen accommodations for this journey all fall within the upscale category, strategically positioned to optimise access to key attractions. Each lodging boasts positive reviews, prioritises safety and cleanliness, undergoes thorough testing, and features private bathrooms.

Days 1 & 2

18 & 19.8.2025


  • 2 nights at a highly comfortable game-lodge, one of the first in the country, nestled in the heart of a private nature reserve.

inclusive:

  • Dinner, Bed & Breakfast
  • 2 game drives in open safari vehicles, guided by well-trained rangers.

Wildlife in the acacia savannah

Arrival at Windhoek International Airport. After picking you up from the airport, we head to the central north, where the vibrant red Etjo mountains and hill formations rise amidst the dense acacia savannah. Here, you’ll have your first encounters with Namibia’s wildlife. Witness the impressive termite mounds built by Fungus Termites, reaching heights of up to 5 meters. Along the way, be alert for warning signs of Greater Kudu and Warthogs, while Klipspringers charm with their adorable faces.
On an extensive wildlife reserve, we embark on an open safari, hoping to spot various antelope species, as well as possibly encountering White Rhinoceros, Giraffes, and even Lions and Elephants.

Days 3 & 4

20 & 21.8.2025


  • 2 nights amidst intricately massive granite formations at a specially selected and beautifully located tented lodge.

inclusive:

  • Dinner, Bed & Breakfast
  • Guided tour to the petroglyphs at Twyfelfontein.
  • Guided (we are familiar with the area) 4×4 game drive into the dry riverbeds of Awa-Huab and Huab to search for desert elephants.

Twyfelfontein

The dry riverbed Huab and its tributary Awa-Huab carve their way through this geologically striking desert region in the visually stunning Damaraland.
Towering Ana trees, also known as “Winter Thorn Acacias,” line the banks, producing red pods favoured by desert-dwelling elephants. Engaging the 4×4, we navigate through the thick sand, tracing the footsteps of these magnificent creatures. Along the way, we admire herds of ostriches and springboks, inspect fascinating succulents, and eventually encounter the sought-after desert elephants. Coming across such nature in this semi-desert landscape leaves an unforgettable impression!

“Roadside” highlights:

Noteworthy attractions include the 4,000 to 6,000-year-old petroglyphs at Twyfelfontein, the “burnt mountain,” and the basaltic “organ pipes.” Approximately 200 million years ago, enormous prehistoric “Cordaites” trees were washed in large mud floods from Central Africa and covered with muddy masses. With the absence of oxygen, petrification occurred, and these „fossilised trees” are now admired as remarkably peculiar geological formations.

Days 5 & 6

22 & 23.8.2025


  • 2 nights in Okaukuejo. While the accommodation has a semi-governmental status, a degree of flexibility is appreciated. However, this allows us the unique opportunity to spend the night at the renowned Okaukuejo waterhole—a remarkable advantage!

inclusive:

  • Dinner, Bed & Breakfast

 

 

Days 7 & 8

24 & 25.8.2025


  • 2 nights at a well-located and beautiful lodge in the eastern area, directly adjacent to the park.

inclusive:

  • Dinner, Bed & Breakfast
Leaflove Safaricruiser
Pick us for your safari because: Our Land Cruisers, specially modified for wildlife observation, feature wide window seats, and at waterholes, the hinged roof is opened. This allows you to comfortably take photographs while seated or standing.

Etoscha National Park – Central

“The “Great White Place,” Etosha National Park, covers over 22,000 km² and is one of the wildlife-rich parks in Africa.
Spotting a lion by the roadside or encountering a herd of elephants is exciting, but one should be aware that this area presents a very arid landscape, where the wildlife must endure very harsh conditions.

The vast 4000 km² salt pan generates artesian springs on the southern shore, known as “contact springs.” Especially in slightly drier and warmer seasons, a plethora of diverse wildlife gathers here in abundance.”

Etoscha National Park – East

The Etosha agama and the paradise crane pique our interest, as well as the impressive Makalani palms and very small Damara Dik-Dik antelopes. The diverse flora brings extensive biodiversity… So, you not only see many animals but also a variety of different ones!
The wildlife has lost its fear of vehicles, providing excellent opportunities for animal observation and photography. Along the way, you can find several antelope species such as springboks, black-faced impalas, wildebeests, klipspringers, steenbok, and rare black-nosed impalas. Predators like lions are often spotted, while leopards and cheetahs are a bit rarer. Pachyderms, including the rare black rhinoceros, the white rhinoceros, and elephants, also call this place home.

Days 9 & 10

26 & 27.8.2025


  • 2 nights at the panhandle of the Okavango Delta in a lodge near the Mahango and Buffalo Core area of Bwabwata Nature National Park, situated directly on the banks of the Okavango River.

inclusive:

  • Dinner, Bed & Breakfast
  • Boat trip on the Okavango.

(O)Kavango

With our journey into the enchanting northeast, a chapter of ‘storybook Africa’ unfolds. Traditional huts of the Nyemba come into view, carrying the aromatic scent of !Girigu campfires. Chickens and cattle casually traverse the road, and the landscape gradually thickens with lush vegetation. The Kavango River, later to become the Okavango, stretches out before us.

Despite the modest size of Mahango Park, it hosts elusive antelopes like the roan, sable, and tsessebe, alongside the graceful presence of giraffes and the frequent passage of elephants. Lechwe, waterbuck, and reedbuck grace the shores of the Okavango.

The melodious call and majestic appearance of the fish eagle leave a lasting impression. Navigating the sandy trails of Mahango West, we encounter the distinctive Chapman’s zebra and occasionally chance upon small herds of buffalo. Our reliable vehicle grants us access to explore the eastern bank of the Okavango, specifically the Buffalo Core Area. Here, colossal gatherings of buffalo and elephants are a common sight, while our aspirations extend to spotting the splendid wattled cranes and, perhaps, African snipes in the southern marshy expanses of this region.

Days 11, 12 & 13

28, 29 & 30.8.2025


  • 3 nights directly on the Kwando River. The Bwabwata National Park on the west bank with the legendary Horseshoe Bend is home to numerous species of animals and offers a true wilderness experience.

inclusive:

  • Dinner, Bed & Breakfast
  • 1x Boat trip on the Kwando River
  • 1x locally guided game drive combination to Horseshoe Bend in the Kwando Core Area of the Bwabwata National Park.

Exploration of Kwando in Caprivi Central, encompassing Bwabwata and Mudumo National Parks

The Kwando/Linyanti/Liambezi floodplain is a captivating landscape featuring broad stretches of reed and papyrus belts, interspersed with numerous lagoons and extensive floodplains along the river. This unique environment acts as a natural congregation point for a diverse array of wildlife. The waters are teeming with hippos, crocodiles, and Nile monitors.
A thriving population of various antelope species, the striking Chapman’s zebra, herds of buffalo, and numerous elephants can be spotted quenching their thirst along the Kwando’s banks. The wilderness offers enchanting experiences, from regular sightings of pythons to an increasing number of encounters with elusive leopards.
This untamed realm is also home to rare and beautiful species like the racket-tailed rollers and other great birds.
Known as ‘Painted Dogs’ by the English, we embark on independent excursions into this area, specifically seeking out the African wild dogs.
In Mudumo Park, our quest leads us to explore the Nakatwa Island region, offering a glimpse into a piece of the last untouched Africa.

Days 14 & 15

31.8. & 1.9.2025


  • 2 nights in an exceptionally well-situated lodge on the Kasika Floodplain, directly opposite the Sedudu Island, frequented by a large herd of buffalo. The lodge’s familial atmosphere enhances the stay, creating a particularly enjoyable experience.

inclusive:

  • Full board
  • 3 x boat trips. The flat aluminum boats are very comfortable (with plenty of space) and provide a stable and calm ride, making them ideal for wildlife observation and photography.

Chobe NP, Kasika Floodplain & teeming Sedudu Island

Today, we navigate the Chobe River, located at the intersection of Namibia, Zambia, Botswana, and Zimbabwe, boasting the densest wildlife population in Africa. Each year, the Chobe River floods numerous shallow islands for many kilometres. Life here flourishes, as there is an abundance of food for all.
The riverbanks are lined with numerous elephants, and you may even witness them swimming—an exquisite opportunity for photographers. The flat islands are grazed by buffaloes, impalas, the rare grass antelope ‘Puku,’ and waterbucks. Along the shore, Nile crocodiles lie in close proximity, creating wide-angle photo opportunities.
As you embark on a boat safari, flocks of various bird species, including African skimmers, whistling ducks, spur-winged geese, and many different bee-eaters, soar overhead. On the riverbanks, you’ll encounter squacco herons, and the black heron showcases its remarkable fishing technique by forming its wings into a bell shape. The guarantee of capturing kingfishers in action adds to the photographic allure!

Day 16

2.9.2025


  • 1 night near Victoria Falls at a lovely small guest lodge.

inclusive:

  • Bed & Breakfast (Dinner à la carte at the restaurant not included)
  • Transfer to Victoria Falls / Hotel & to the airport

exclusive

  • US$ 50.- for Visa and US$ 50.- Entrance to the Falls (bring enough cash please)

The Victoria Falls and its unique Spray-rainforest ecosystem

David Livingstone bestowed the name Victoria Falls upon this natural wonder, describing it as ‘a sight Angels must have gazed upon,’ capturing its breathtaking beauty. While not the tallest or widest, the falls’ combination of width and grandeur is truly remarkable.

Perpetual mist and rain create an ethereal atmosphere around Victoria Falls. A lush forest of fig trees, ferns, waterberries, and majestic baobab trees adorns the impressive riverbank. As you admire the fruits of Ficus sur, above you, the trumpeter hornbill indulges in the bountiful figs, and the Schalow’s turaco, with its striking red wings, calls out enthusiastically.

During a leisurely stroll, you’ll encounter various viewpoints, each offering a different perspective of the 108-meter-deep falls.
Zimbabwe is home to a vibrant artistic community, promising encounters with unique artworks and interesting individuals in this lively town.

Day 17

3.9.2025


  • Transfer to Victoria Falls International Airport

Flight Logistics in Africa

Today, you’ll board one of the numerous connecting flights departing from Victoria Falls.

Indicative prices for 2025

ParticipantsPer Person
2 Participants10.972'00 $
3 Participants8.889'00 $
4 Participants7.849'00 $
5 Participants7.223'00 $
6 Participants6.807'00 $
7 Participants6.512'00 $
Single supplement720'00 $

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Please get in touch with us. Unfortunately, our detailed route descriptions are now being peddled and we only like to disclose these details directly. We would be happy to send you the route with specific accommodation links.

If you are particularly interested in abundant wildlife, the months of August to September would be ideal.

The risk of mosquito bites is very high in the months of January to May and you should definitely take precautions and protect yourself against mosquito bites. The months of June to November are hardly dangerous, but you should still protect yourself from mosquito bites and/or even take prophylaxis.

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This Safari was last updated on 26. February 2024 @ 8:37.

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