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Livingstone to Windhoek in March

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Livingstone to Windhoek in March

Hi All,

We are planning a trip that will take us to Livingstone about mid-February, 2011. We plan to travel across to Windhoek, taking about 7-8 days to see the Chobe River, Caprivi Strip, etc. I contacted Cardboard Box Travel in Windhoek for help and after some initial contact, I haven't heard from them. Is there a way to do this leg of our trip without an expensive car rental? Is there an organized tour that I can't find? Our budget isn't huge - maybe $4000 (canadian $) max. Ideas?


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1. Re: Livingstone to Windhoek in March

If you do it on your own -Intercape Mainliner (bus) travels between Windhoek and Livingstone regularly with frequent stops along this line. Combie minibuses also travel this line frequently.

If you take the bus route, in Katima Mulilo check out Tutwa Tourism & Travel (TEL: 66-252- 739; along the B8 road on the left, before the Total filling station) can answer any of your questions about the Caprivi and arrange tours into

Zambia and Bostwana.

This will save you a considerable amount of money having not to hire a vehicle.

Jeremy - Author, Namibia Other Places Travel Guide

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2. Re: Livingstone to Windhoek in March

Is the 4000 Canadian your budget just for the 7 days from Livingstone to Windhoek? If so that is more than enough to make a fantastic trip.

As far as I know the Intercape although they do a Livingstone to Windhoek leg don't allow you to hop off and hop on again, it is just a one way trip...I may be wrong but that is the way I know it to run.

Are you looking to do a camping trip or a budget accommodated?

You can easily get a transfer from Livingstone to Kasane. There are some great campsites there and also some cheaper accommodated options like Waterlily Lodge and Thebe Safari Lodge.

From Kasane there are regular transfers to Katima Mulilo in Namibia.

In Katima you can rent a little car from Hertz and drive the rest of the way.

If you don't have your own camping equipment for the Caprivi you can stay at lodges that have tents already set up or cheapy accommodation.

if you don't want to hire a little car there are minibuses that go that route from Katima, they are crowded and hot and frankly only a bit cheaper than renting a little golf and at least having air con then . And there is a lot of waiting around.

You can easily do this for 4000 Canadian.

Most organised tours I know tend to go from Windhoek through the delta, Chobe and then to Livingstone skipping the Caprivi, they only go that way on the quick transit back.

Gemma Dry - Owner - Discover Namibia Safaris

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