Into the Wild – Private Guided Tour 16 Days | Windhoek to Windhoek

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Namibia is on the forefront of conserving its natural heritage, yet not many guests get to experience the efforts that take place “behind the scenes” of the various organisations, which have dedicated their entire existence on conserving the national treasures visited by this unique Namibian safari.

Highlights

  • World’s highest dunes at Sossusvlei and Dead vlei
  • 2 UNESCO and 1 Ramsar world heritage sites
  • Wildlife discovery in the Etosha national park
  • Experience the San and Damara culture
  • Wildlife foundations – na’ankuse & Africat
  • Supporting wildlife and nature conservation in Namibia
  • Africat foundation


Digital Itinerary

DIGITAL ITINERARY

Tour Information

Days / Nights 16 / 15
Languages English/German and other languages on special request
Departure Days Daily on request
Category Deluxe
Min/Max pax Min 2 – Max 4
Aircraft Cessna 210 or similar, Guided or Self Drive

 

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Day 1

NA’ANKUSE WILDLIFE RESERVE

After arrival at Windhoek International Airport, you will be met by our Transfer Service who will take you to the Naankuse Wildlife Reserve. This organisation plays a fundamental function in Namibia’s environmental conservation efforts by protecting and conserving protected game species and also monitoring translocated carnivores and other species (such as Rhino) on a continuous and intensive basis. The afternoon is spent with a Bushman community, who will reveal their ancient culture, tradition and survival skill on a bush walk safari.

Naankuse Lodge – Dinner

Day 2

NA’ANKUSE WILDLIFE RESERVE

Enjoy a delicious buffet breakfast at the Lodge with the sanctuary’s owner or one of her representatives, before being taken out to the sanctuary to meet some of the animals and to give you a deep insight into Na’ankuse’s important function. You will get to see the colourful Wild Dogs playing, meet some of the cheetahs, and have the rare opportunity to walk with tame caracals through the veld. You will also spend time with tame cheetahs as well as getting to see “behind the scenes” animal food preparation area, learn more about the carnivore conservation project, see our Clever Cubs school and meet the San Bushman community.

Naankuse Lodge – Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3

SOSSUSVLEI

After breakfast and a transfer to Windhoek, meet your pilot/guide for the rest of the journey lying ahead, and travel to the Namib Desert, the oldest desert in the World. In the evening we admire the mighty play of shadows and colours that the setting sun casts onto some of the highest dunes on Earth at Sossusvlei. Experience the desert’s elusive grandeur and breathtaking beauty in this pristine environment while enjoying a sundowner drink, before returning to your lodge for dinner

Little Kulala  – Fully Inclusive

Day 4

NAMIB NAUKLUFT PARK

Departing an hour before sunrise, travel between monumental dunes towards Sossusvlei, and watch in awe as the fresh sun rays paint the highest dunes on earth into a kaleidoscope of colours and shades. At Sossusvlei and Dead Vlei, both of which belong to Namibia’s newest World Heritage Site, experience clambering onto the dunes to adore the surrounding landscape overshadowed by some of the highest dunes on earth.  Afterwards, we will travel to the private NamibRand Nature Reserve. Your lodge, nestled amidst the dunes and bare rock mountains in the north of the 200’000 hectare reserve, is set against a backdrop of unparalleled beauty and provides the perfect base from which to explore vast stretches of awe-inspiring nature on guided walks or nature drives.

Wolwedans Dune Lodge – Fully Inclusive

Day 5

NAMIB NAUKLUFT PARK

Absorb the unique desert landscape during a morning and afternoon excursion through enticing dune landscapes, endless grass plains and mystical mountain formations. You may encounter large as well as small desert animals, learn about their specialised habits and explore the ancient hunting spots of the Bushmen. Here in this land of stretching blue skies, you will find beauty feeding your soul, tranquillity to clear your mind and space for your imagination to fly.

Wolwedans Dune Lodge  – Fully Inclusive

Day 6

SWAKOPMUND

Your adventure then takes you along the endless Namib Desert to the Atlantic Ocean, where you can see Sandwich Harbour and the Walvis Bay Lagoon from above, both of which are internationally acclaimed RAMSAR heritage sites and the world’s largest breeding area of the lesser flamingo. After landing in Swakopmund, your guide will collect you, and you can enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.

Strand Hotel – Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7

SWAKOPMUND

This day promises both relaxation and adventure. On a marine cruise on the calm waters of the Walvis Bay peninsula, enjoy the interaction with Cape fur seals, dolphins, leatherback turtles and maybe even seasonal whales and Orka’s, while sipping cold sparkling wine and savouring the taste of fresh oysters and snacks. The afternoon is at leisure.  Swakopmund offers a wide variety of activities including scenic flights, quad biking, dune boarding, desert explorations and much more.

Strand Hotel – Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8

DAMARALAND

After a leisurely breakfast, depart for Damaraland and the Mowani Mountain Camp, set between the lush and life-sustaining Ugab and Huab Rivers. “Mowani” means “Place of God” and it is here that you will find the true meaning of peace and tranquillity. Lunch is followed by an afternoon excursion to the ancient rock engravings at Twyfelfontein, a world heritage site considered being the largest open-air museum in Southern Africa.

Mowani Mountain Camp – Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9

DAMARALAND

After breakfast, a scenic flight takes you into the northern parts of the Damaraland area and to the world-renowned Desert Rhino Camp, situated in a sweeping valley scattered with euphorbia and ancient welwitschia plants. It is located amongst rolling, rocky hills of the 450 000-hectare Palmwag Concession and, together with the Save The Rhino Trust, oversees the protection and study of the largest free-ranging population of black rhino in Africa. In the afternoon enjoy a game drive in this tranquil, minimalistic and untouched area, where you stand a chance to view an extraordinary wealth of arid-adapted wildlife. In the evening you are joined by a wildlife specialist who will give an inspiring talk about the efforts of the Save The Rhino Trust.

Desert Rhino Camp – Fully Inclusive

Day 10

SAVE THE RHINO TRUST / DAMARALAND

The entire day is spent on the concession in search of the Desert Rhino. This is done in the vehicle and on foot, depending on the terrain where the rhinos are currently living in. Your guide and tracker have a wealth of information to share with you, not only on the specially protected black rhino but also on all other Flora and Fauna in the mountainous concession. After a fulfilled day return to camp for dinner under the stars.

Desert Rhino Camp – Fully Inclusive

Day 11

ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK

After Breakfast, travel through Damaraland to the Ongava Game Reserve situated on a huge private game reserve on the southwestern side of the Etosha National Park. Consisting of a variety of vegetation zones, this game reserve is home to a wide range of animal species. After a sundowner drink, enjoy dinner in the open restaurant, which awards you a great view onto a flood-lit waterhole.

Ongava Lodge – Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 12 & 13

ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK

After breakfast, enjoy a full day game drive in the Etosha National Park. With its 114 different animal and 340 different bird species, this park belongs to the world’s most diverse wildlife parks and promises to be an unforgettable game experience. The park surrounds a parched salt desert known as the Etosha Pan. The park is home to 4 of the Big Five – elephant, lion, leopard and rhino – its waterholes supporting a rich diversity of birds and mammals, including rare species such as black-faced Impala, roan, cheetah, and Namibia’s smallest antelope, the Damara dik-dik. Your lodge for the following nights serves as a conservation breeding ground of the black rhino. The next afternoon, enjoy a guided bush drive with an experienced game ranger, who will introduce you to the conservation efforts of the Onguma game Reserve and show you new and exciting animal and bird species not encountered before on your safari.

Onguma Tented Camp – Fully Inclusive

Day 14

AFRICAT FOUNDATION

This morning your journey continues to Okonjima, home to the AfriCat Foundation,a non-profit organisation committed to the long-term conservation of Namibia’s large carnivores, where your luxurious camp is situated in a secluded spot within the wildlife reserve. In the afternoon you have the option of a variety of activities on offer, some of which include nature walks, hyena or leopard tracking, or join one of the guides at the Africat Research centre to explain the critical function the AfriCat Foundation plays in the Namibian conservation efforts. Enjoy a drink around a campfire, before enjoying dinner in the African-style restaurant.

Okonjima Bush Camp – Fully Inclusive

Day 15

AFRICAT FOUNDATION

Enjoy the entire day on the property of the lodge. Your guide will inform you about the choices of activities possible for the day. Enjoy the day out in nature with the abundance of animal and bird life within spectacular scenery – Okonjima is a nature lover’s and photographer’s paradise alike.

Okonjima Bush Camp – Fully Inclusive

Day 16

DEPARTURE

After an optional morning walk and breakfast, travel back to Windhoek, well in time for your outward flight from the international airport, from where you bid your guide farewell and embark on your onward journey.

Breakfast

Tour Name / Product Tour Name / Product Tour Name / Product Tour Name / Product Tour Name / Product Min/Max pax Validity NETTO RATES
From To  p/Person  Sgl Supp
Into the Wild – Guided ITW  16/15 Daily (o.R) Deluxe 2 01-Nov-19 30-Jun-20     202,200       27,960
01-Jul-20 31-Oct-20     216,850       29,970
Into the Wild – Flying ITW  16/15 Daily (o.R) Deluxe 2 01-Nov-19 30-Jun-20     208,400       28,940
01-Jul-20 31-Oct-20     217,750       31,300

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