Susan Worner Tours

African Tours

Below is full list of all our Africa Tours, which is now split into three sections – our 2017 Namibia Tours, The Namibia & Botswana Safari Tour and our South Africa Tour. Please scroll down to find out more.


2017 Namibia Tours

An exciting Namibia safari to discover exceptional wildlife, its deserts and dunes and
Interesting flora in a challenging climate. The amazing geology with its inselberg, limestone ridges stretching for many kilometers and its mineral wealth add to the overall interest.
A huge country with a small population which gained its independence only in 1991.
Eco tourism has been encouraged.

For our Desert tour, the highlights are ancient Sossusvlei dunes and the haunting Dead Vlei are one of the world’s wonders. Fish River Canyon in the south is the second largest canyon in the world. We discover the Namib desert, the Kalahari dunes and the coastal Atlantic dunes with rich birdlife in the lagoon and intriguing wildlife hidden in the dunes.

The hauntingly remote Skeleton Coast tour is a great highlight. The desert-adapted elephants and giraffe are discovered. We stay in one of the only permitted lodges in a private concession. Included is Etosha National Park teeming with wildlife around the waterholes. The Park has a massive salt pan covering over 4700 sq kms. We have chosen lodges deeply involved in the conservation and protection of rhinos, cheetah and a desert lion project. A superb Namibia safari tour with exceptional lodges and a unique itinerary.

To know more please contact us on info@susanwornertours.com or +44 (0) 1423 326 300.
 

  1. Namibia – Deserts, Dunes and Canyons – Landscapes, Geology, Flora and Fauna

    31 October – 14 November 2017

    An amazing country with sweeping landscapes, mountains, fascinating geology with dunes, the oldest in the world, canyons and deserts. Wide open spaces with few inhabitants but a wealth of wildlife, plants, and birds all adapted to their environment. Our itinerary covers the central and southern regions of Namibia, malaria free zones.

    The lodges and guest farmhouses chosen are small with all comforts and good food. Attractively designed in typical vernacular style with breathtaking views and always a friendly welcome. After a travel day, we spend a relaxing day around the lodges with local activities.

    Our road travel is with a comfortable vehicle adapted to gravel tracks which form a major part of our journeys. We are accompanied throughout by an excellent knowledgeable local guide who is also a professional photographer. The overnight flights are to Johannesburg with a connection to Windhoek.

  1. Namibia – Skeleton Coast – Twyfelfontein – Palmwag – Etosha

    18 November – 02 December 2017

    Namibia is such a diverse and fascinating country. The Skeleton Coast is the focus of our journey to a vast, remote region in the north west known as the Kunene. The absolute highlight is the three days at Hoanib Camp, an isolated mountainous wilderness with desert-adapted wildlife and flora, and a unique chance to experience the dramatic shores of the Skeleton Coast with seal colonies and shipwrecks.

    Our journey ranges from a conservation reserve supporting endangered cheetahs to the Palmwag Concession in Damaraland, where the largest free-ranging population of black rhino are being protected in the Save the Rhino programme. One highlight is the three days spent at Hoanib Camp, a unique lodge in the remote desert mountains of the Skeleton Coast. Our lodges have been hand-picked after extensive research. They are well-run, comfortable and typical of their surroundings. During the journey we always stay at least two nights at the lodge to enjoy activities particular to each region. The lodges are small and often cater just for us. Our guide/driver, Siggi Straube, is from Namibia, a top-rate guide and photographer. The local lodge guides are well trained and their knowledge of fauna and flora is excellent.

    The group is small, maximum 10 guests. We travel in a coach well built for the terrain and comfortable. Internal flights are with private charters. Overnight flights are with South African Airways.



NAMIBIA & BOTSWANA SAFARI TOUR – includes THE OKAVANGO DELTA

March is the green season for our safari tour benefitting from the summer rain in the Angolan highlands. Starting in Northern Namibia which is lush and is perfect for wild flowers and butterflies. The amazing wildlife in Etosha National Park is one of the highlights.
Along the Kavango river to the Zambezi region (former Caprivi Strip), discover snorting hippos and superb birdlife, bee-eaters and kingfishers. On to Botswana and the extensive Chobe River to enjoy the elephant herds. We discover the exceptional Victoria Falls during a day in Zimbabwe. The highlight of our safari tour is Pom Pom Camp in the Okavango Delta only accessible by charter plane. Birdlife and wildlife abound and our morning exploring the waterlily-lined Delta water channels in a mokoro boat is unforgettable.

To know more please contact us on info@susanwornertours.com or +44 (0) 1423 326 300.
 

  1. Northern Namibia – Zimbabwe – Botswana – Okavango Delta – A safari in the green season

    03 – 18 March 2017

    Diverse verdant green landscapes, dramatic skies, unspoilt wilderness with game, bird-life, insects attracted by the fruiting trees and lush vegetation. We visit Northern Namibia, the Etosha National Park and the Zambesi region (formerly the Caprivi Strip), Kwando/Linyanti delta continuing to Botswana, the Chobe National Park and the Okavango Delta. Namibia and Botswana are two of the last adjoining unpopulated wildernesses and are very safe destinations. Both countries aim for low density, high quality tourism. We have included a day to visit the Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe, now with its infrastructure and economy improving.

    The Okavango Delta is fed by the floodwaters of Central Africa. These waters fan out into the Delta, forming a wetland system of beautiful palm-fringed channels, lagoons and islands which support a rich diversity of fauna and flora. The waters eventually disappear in the Kalahari Desert.

    Our lodges have been hand-picked after extensive research. They are well-run, comfortable and typical of their surroundings. During the journey we always stay at least two nights at a lodge to enjoy the activities particular to each region. The lodges are small and often cater just for us. Our guide/driver, Siggi Straube, is from Namibia and is a top-rate guide and photographer. The local lodge guides are well trained and their knowledge of the flora and fauna is excellent.

    The group is small, maximum ten guests. We travel in a coach well-built for the terrain and comfortable. Flights are with South African Airways and the local private charter, Moremi Air, for the Delta.



SOUTH AFRICA – GARDENS OF THE CAPE

Our South Africa Garden Tour is based in The Cape. After visiting superb private gardens around Cape Town and Stellenbosch for a week, we add three days in the Little Karoo staying in San Bona, an exceptional wildlife conservation reserve. Little Karoo fynbos, the superb indigenous wild flora combines well with the wildlife in the 50,000 hectares of reserve. We have added a couple of days at the Grootbos Conservation Reserve surrounded by their unique rich fynbos on the coast near Hermanus. Southern Right whales and their young can be spotted on the coastal cliffs.

Our selection of superb Private Gardens of the Cape adding wildlife reserves to the programme gives a special unforgettable itinerary.

To know more please contact us on info@susanwornertours.com or +44 (0) 1423 326 300.
 

  1. South Africa – The Western Cape – Exceptional Gardens and Private Reserves

    17 – 30 October 2017

    The Western Cape garden tour combines well with the flora and wildlife in the spectacular hinterland of the Little Karoo and the mountainous coastline.

    The region has a Mediterranean climate, abundant sources of water, mostly acid soil and above all a rich indigenous flora and exceptional gardens. Some surround delightful Cape Dutch manor houses, others are extensive plant collectors’ gardens and some with contemporary design. Kirstenbosch garden is fascinating, with a vast collection of indigenous Cape plants and trees.

    The Winelands town of Stellenbosch is our base to discover the fabulous private gardens of the Cape. Oude Werf Hotel is in the centre of Stellenbosch, a university town with beautiful Cape Dutch architecture. It has many street cafes, good shops and restaurants.

    We leave for the coastal region to the superb private nature reserve lodge at Grootbos surrounded by a milkwood forest and rich coastal fynbos. There is a chance to whale watch in Gansbaai. In the remote Karoo hinterland we stay at the Sanbona Wildlife Reserve of 52,000 hectares. The reserve is involved in re-introducing and conserving wildlife eradicated over a century ago and the rich wild flora.

    We use direct flights from London Heathrow to Cape Town.

    Our group has a maximum of 14 participants. We use a small, comfortable coach.