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Comments Pls on a couple of early Namibia itinerary options (long)

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I've been reading a lot about Namibia for our 3 weeks (+/-) there in late February/early March 2010. I realize it's not the perfect time of year to go to Namibia - but it's when we're going to be in Africa and we really want to see Namibia.

Background - we leave Toronto for the winter and this year are spending 8 weeks in Africa - first 12 days in Tanzania (private safari with Nomad Tanzania to Crater and Serengeti) then 3 weeks in a rental house in Simonstown (south of Capetown), then 3 weeks for Namibi+.

Our plan is a self drive (I think we'll rent a Nissan X-Trail or similar) with a combination of "splurge" lodging and more modestly priced lodging.

Following are two itineraries I'm considering - the first is all Namibia and the second includes Botswana/Vic Falls. I have indicated hotels but have not done much research on the proposed hotels yet

Itinerary "A" - all Namibia

Day 1 Arrive Windhoek - transfer to Waterberg National Park
(alternative - the N/a’an ku sê Lodge & Wildlife Sanctuary looks very interesting - might start there)
Days 2 & 3 Etosha Namutoni Camp
Day 4 Etosha Halali Camp (recommendation is to avoid Okaukuejo at this time of year as it's not as good for game)
Day 5 Kavita Lion Lodge or Otjitotongwe Cheetah Park
Day 6 Hobatere Lodge
Days 7 & 8 Possible fly in to Serra Cafema ($$$$) or Opuwo Country Hotel or Kunene River Lodge
Days 9 & 10 Damaraland -Palmway Lodge or Mowani Mountain Camp
Days 11 - 16 Swakopmund Self Catering - day trips and relaxing
Days 17 & 18 Sossus Dune Lodge
Day 19 Windhoek

We are still considering a Skeleton Coast fly-in, which Mr. Dow and Mr. Jones are working on right now! (Otherwise we would do at least a day flight).

Itinerary "B" - Namibia, finishing in Botswana/Vic Falls

Day 1 Windhoek (if arrival later in day)
Days 2 & 3 Sossus Dune Lodge
Day 3, 4, 5 Swakopmund - B&B probably - the Cornerstone looks nice or maybe splurge for the Stilz?
Day 6 & 7 Damaraland -Palmway Lodge or Mowani Mountain Camp
Day 8 Waterberg National Park
Day 9 Halali (Etosha)
Day 10 & 11 Namutoni (Etosha)
Day 12 Rundu - N'Kwazi Lodge
Day 13 Caprivi - N'gepi Camp
Days 14 & 15 Caprivi - Mazambala Island Lodge
Days 17 & 18 & 19 - Chobe National Park - Safari Lodge or alternative River Cruise (Zambezi Queen possibly?)
Days 20 & 21 - Livingstone - Zambezi Waterfront
Return to J'Burg and home

As you can see, the number of days is different between the two - we're very flexible for the right itinerary.

I really love the idea of adding Botswana and Vic Falls (which I had considered as part of the Tanzania portion). At the outset I said I realize it's not the best time to go to Namibia and we are prepared for that, but maybe visiting Caprivi/Botswana/Vic Falls area at that time is really pushing it? (i.e. wet, floods, mozzies?)

Really appreciate comments! Thanks.

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