Cuando – Cubango Safaris

Type Of Tour


4×4 Tour, Fishing Trip

About Angola and it’s biodiversity


Fact: Since mankind starter on earth, 77% of wilderness areas has been destroyed. Of that, 10% happened since 1990……..
Angola is home to some of the last wilderness areas in the world.
7 out of 9 major Biomes in Africa is found in Angola
Angola has the richest eco regions in Africa

About the province Cuando Cubango


On the western side, the Cubango river form the provincial boundary. On the eastern side, the Cuando river form the boundary.
It is the second largest province in Angola, 199,049km2
Population was 510,369 inhabitants in 2014 census.
For administrative purposes it is divided in 9 Municipalities.
Menongue is a town, as well as a municipality, as well as the capital of the province.
The King of the Nganguela tribe was Muene Vunongue.
During colonial period, the town was called Serpa Pinto after a Portuguese explorer.
Moçamedes railway line stop at Menongue.

Great majority of area is dry woodland on sandy soils (Kalahari)
Luengue-Luiana park is 22,610 km2
Longa-Mavinga park is 46,076 km2
Together they are 3,5 times the Kruger
The Okavango Water tower runs through the province.
You will experience 11 rivers that contribute to the water tower on the 14 days safari……

About the safaris you can book


Luengue Safari: 8 days
Participants arrive at Rundu, accommodation at Kaisosi Lodge campsite.

Day 1: Crossing into Angola over the Calai bridge. Your guide will guide you through the boder post procedures.
A trip eastbound towards the Cuito river confluence.
Camping at Cuito River Lodge.

Day 2: Fishing, river sightseeing cruises.

Day 3: Fishing, river sightseeing cruises.

Day 4: Leaving the Cuito river towards Mucusso. At Mucusso following the road north towards the Luengue river and Licua.
Camping close to Licua.

Day 5: Following the trail eastbound passing Baixa Luengue, then through the chana and duneveld terrain towards Jamba Airfield.
Camping close to Jamba.

Day 6: Visiting the historical town of Jamba, including the former home of Savimbi and Radio Vorgan.
Then we follow the trail towards the Cuando river.
Camping between Boa Fe and Sasha area.

Day 7: Relaxing at the Cuando river campsite.

Day 8: Leaving Bico through the Susuwe border post into Namibia ending this safari.
Guest can refuel at Kongola, and visit the Kwando Core Area inside Bwabwata National Park or continue to your next destination

Cuito Cuanavale Safari: 10 and 14 days options


Participants arrive at Simanya campsite during the afternoon.
Day 1: Crossing into Angola through the Catuitui border post. Your guide will guide you through the boder post procedures.
We then follow the Cubango river northbound on the national road to Menongue.
After about 70km we pass through the historical town of Savate. 32BN launched attack on Savate on 21 May 1980 (Ops Tiro a Tiro)
15 of 32BN got killed, and 558 Fapla dead and wounded.
Following the road for a further 35km, we cross the Cubango river from west to east using a steel barge. From here we follow the trail to the east to Cubango Safari Services. The road takes us through pristine Rosewood, Zambezi teak and Wild teak (Dolfhout) forests. Camping at Cubango Safari Services campsite on the bank of the Cuatir river, a tributary of the Cubango river.

Day 2: We follow the trail out and using the barge to get to the main road towards Menongue. The evening we camp at Villa Menongue.

Day 3: Today we do a historical sightseeing trip, which include a visit to the crash site of Mirage F1AZ #245 of Major Ed Every.

Day 4: We leave Menongue and continue to Cuito Cuanavale, the town which was the centre of the military activities during 1987 and 1988 during Ops Modular, Hooper and Packer.
Here we visit the Tumpo triangle, which became well known during the last days of the war when a minefield the Cuban’s prepared, caused the SADF to abandon three elephant main battle tanks on 23 March 1988.
After Tumpo we continue to the War Musseum, which was completed in August 2017 by the Koreans.
Camping near Cuito Cuanavale.

Day 5: We return on the main road towards Menongue and turn off at Longa, to follow the Longa river towards Baixa Longa.
Camping near Baixa Longa.

Day 6: We continue following the Cuito river in a south easterly direction. Camping will be near Mpupa Falls.

Day 7: Today we follow the Cuito river towards the confluence with the Cubango river, where it form the Okavango river.
Camping at Cuito River lodge.

Day 8: Fishing, river sightseeing cruises.

Day 9: Fishing, river sightseeing cruises.

Day 10: Today we cross the Cuito river and continue towards Mucusso. The participants on a 10 day safari will leave Angola through the border post at Mucusso, and join the tar road at the Bagani bridge over the Okavango river in Namibia.

 

 

Cuito Cuanavale Safari: 14 days option continued…….


 

The participants who joined us on the 14 day safari, will continue from Mucusso northbound towards Luengue river and Licua.
Camping close to Licua.

Day 11: Following the trail eastbound passing Baixa Luengue, then through the chana and duneveld terrain towards Jamba Airfield.
Camping close to Jamba.

Day 12: Visiting the historical town of Jamba, including the former home of Savimbi and Radio Vorgan.
Then we follow the trail towards the Cuando river.
Camping between Boa Fe and Sasha area.

Day 13: Relaxing at the Cuando river campsite.

Day 14: Leaving Bico through the Susuwe border post into Namibia ending this safari.
Guest can refuel at Kongola, and visit …. Or continue to your next destination

How to book and logistics for the safaris:


You will need:

Money to pay the Safari 🙂
Passport
Yellow fever certificate
A 4×4 vehicle
Camping equipment including the following:
Tent, Folding chair, Bedroll with matrass and pillow, eating utensils
Snacks and refreshments, as well as own booze
Hat, sunglasses, sun cream, camera, chargers, batteries and extra film
Clothing for hot/cold conditions
Prescription medicine
Small bowl or collapsible basin
Toilet paper
Matches
Torch with spare batteries
Rubbish bags to carry own rubbish (empty cans etc)
Shovel
20 liters of water

Your 4×4 will need:

Police clearance
Spare tyre(s)
Spare fuel filters
Spare fuel to complete the longest distance between two known fuel supply points
Tyre repair kit
Tyre pressure gauge
Radiator seed net
Tie down straps to secure your cargo
Safari snorkel on air intake
Fire extinguisher
Spare fluids/oils (engine/gearbox/power steering/brake/diff etc)
Spare fuses
Empty lighter socket for VHF radio power plug
Space for one ammo box with food (to receive first day)

We supply:

Tour guides and assistants
Recover gear and onsite recover only
VHF radios for all vehicles
Communal camping equipment (Braai grids/Cooking facilities/Tables/Wash up facilities/Showers)
Meals
Campsite fees
Barge fees
Border crossing fees
Museum entry fees

Fuel logistics and information:

Known fuel points:

Tsumeb
Rundu
Kongola
Nkurenkuru
Menongue
Longa

Sometimes:

Caila (10km from Catuitui)
Cuito Cuanavale

Longest distances:

Kongola-Cuatir-Menongue:
Longa-Baixa Longa-Cuito Lodge-Jamba-Susuwe-Kongola
Longa-Baixa Longa-Cuito Lodge-Mucusso-Andara

Price

Prices On Request

Terms & Conditions

A 50% deposit will be charged upon booking confirmation.
The balance is to be paid in full, one month prior to departure date.
Any cancellations within one month prior to departure, is non-refundable.
If cancelled with a valid reason, credit can be used for any future tour.

Banking Details

Acc Name | iDream Africa Adventure Tours
Bank Name | First National Bank
Branch Name | Maerua Mall
Branch Code | 282273
Acc Number | 62155293386

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Angolan Adventure Safaris LDA
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Tel: 244 – 64-50006
Contact: Mr Rico Sacco

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