The Cross Border

EXPEDITION: Itinerant Safari of the three states

WHERE: Namibia-Botswana-Zimbabwe

ACCOMMODATION: Guest house/Lodge with accommodation in double room shared with the formula of b&b and Campsite.

LEVEL OF EXPERIENCE: none just a good spirit of adaptation.

Dates: 16-31 August 2020

Spots Available: 2 on 7

WHAT THE EXPEDITION INCLUDES:

  • Italian escort and Geologist training support;
  • Transportation in 4×4 stretched and equipped;
  •  6 nights at lodge/guest house;
  •  9 nights at camp-site;
  • Fuel ;
  • Entrances to the parks;
  • Excursion in Mokoro in the Okavango delta;
  • Excursion in 4×4 dunes in the desert of Namib Sandwich Harbour;
  • Transfer from and to the airports.

The spirit of eXplora Expedition will take us from the Atlantic coast of Namibia to the legendary Victoria Falls crossing the Okavango delta aboard the typical mokoros. Here we will admire three of the most famous parks in Africa, such as Etosha, Chobe and Moremi N.P. There are many reasons for choosing this expedition, starting from the variety of landscapes that you will see in these two weeks. The scenery, the lights and the color of the earth are constantly changing, from the restless Atlantic Ocean to the arid desert of Namibia, to the primitive site of Twyfelfontein with its rock graffiti and rock formations of the Erongo Mountains to the lush delta of Okavango among the most complex and best preserved flora and ecosystems of the entire African continent. The expedition will end with the huge expanses of savannah of Chobe Park and with the majestic Victoria Falls. The trip will be conducted on board of fully equipped 4X4 vehicles provided with tents and kitchen, so you can spend some nights immersed in unique natural environments, and some others in lodges (just to get rid of the dust). The expedition is mainly addressed to nature lovers and to those who have always dreamt of safaris, to professional photographers or just enthusiasts. The possibilities to spot animals such as lions, elephants, rhinos, hippos, zebras, leopards and cheetahs (just to name a few) are very high. The eXplora escorts, who know Africa very well, will also be assisted by a geologist/writer who will provide valuable didactic support explaining all the visited areas. Aaronne Colagrossi, geologist, writer of novels, reports, articles on science and passionate about trekking, diving and nature photography. (For more info visit www.aaronnecolagrossi.com). In 2017 the author published a scientific travel diary about Botswana, named The Kingdom of Elephants. The report describes an expedition between the Okavango Delta and the Kalahari Desert, where the author participated as a geological guide. Colagrossi will give a valuable didactic support, illustrating and commenting.

scientifically all the areas crossed by the expedition, from the sites of Namibia, half a billion years old, to the territories of African parks, which inspired explorers like David Livingstone. The participants in the expedition must have a high spirit of adaptation and aggregation, as we will be travelling for most of the time on beaten earth tracks.   Please note that during these days you will need to provide food for yourself. The period of August is however the best time to make this magnificent experience, since it coincides with the end of the austral winter and the temperatures, even if with strong temperature ranges, will allow us to have a bearable heat during the day.