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
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 the Airport you will be met by our transfer service who will take you to the Na’ankuse Wildlife Reserve. This organisation plays a fundamental function in Namibia’s ecological conservation efforts by protecting and conserving leave in protected game species and also monitoring translocated carnivores along with other species (such as rhino) on a continuous & intensive basis. The afternoon is spent with a Bushman community, who will reveal their ancient culture, tradition and survival skill on a bush walk.

Overnight at Na’ankuse Lodge – Dinner

Day 2

NA’ANKUSE WILDLIFE RESERVE

Enjoy a delicious buffet breakfast at the Lodge with the sanctuary’s owner, Marlice van Vuuren, before she takes you out to the sanctuary to meet some of the animals and 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.

Overnight at Na’ankuse Lodge – Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 3

NAMIB NAUKLUFT PARK

After breakfast and a transfer to Windhoek, meet your pilot/guide for the rest of the journey lying ahead, and travel to the private NamibRand Nature Reserve. Your lodge, which is nestled amidst the dunes and rocky mountain outcrops in the northern part of the 200 000 hectare private nature reserve. It 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. This is the largest privately owned desert reserve in Southern Africa that prides itself in having established a fence-free ecosystem for the vast amount of desert animals living here.
Overnight at Little Kulala – Fully Inclusive

 

Day 4

NAMIB NAUKLUFT PARK

Enjoy the entire day on the Namib Rand Nature Reserve or take part in a highly worthwhile activity such as drifting over the desert in a hot-air balloon during sunrise (included except for the month of February or weather permitting). Breakfast is enjoyed amidst the dunes of the desert. Activities offered consist of nature drives on the property or guided walks. Our specialist guide explains to us in detail the flora and fauna found in this untouched environment, home to specially adapted animal species such as oryx, springbok, giraffe and even leopard.

Overnight at NamibRand Wolwedans Dunes Lodge – Fully Inclusive

Day 5

SOSSUSVLEI

Departing an hour before sunrise, travel between monumental dunes towards Sossusvlei, and watch in awe as the fresh sun rays paint the highest sand 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 landscape overshadowed by some of the highest dunes on earth.

Overnight at NamibRand Wolwedans Dunes Lodge – Fully Inclusive

Day 6 & 7

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, both of which are internationally acclaimed RAMSAR heritage sites and the world’s largest breeding area of the lesser flamingo. Having landed in Swakopmund, you are collected by your guide, and can enjoy the rest of the day at leisure. Tomorrow promises both relaxation and adventure. On a marine cruise on the calm waters of the Walvis Bay peninsula, enjoy interaction with cape fur seals, dolphins, Leatherback turtles and maybe even seasonal whales and orka’s, whilst sipping cold sparkling wine and savouring the taste of fresh oysters and snacks.

Overnight at Strand Hotel Suite – Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 8

DAMARALAND

After 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 a siesta and an afternoon excursion to the ancient rock engravings at Twyfelfontein, a world heritage site considered being the largest open-air museum in Southern Africa.

Overnight at Mowani Mountain Camp – Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 9 & 10

DAMARALAND, SAVE THE RHINO TRUST

After breakfast, a scenic route takes you into the northern parts of the Damaraland area and to the world-renowned Desert Rhino Camp in a sweeping valley scattered with euphorbia and ancient Welwitschia plants. It is situated amongst rolling, rocky hills of the 450 000 hectares 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 the chance to view a surprising wealth of arid-adapted wildlife. In the evening you are joined by a wildlife specialist who will give an interesting talk about the “Save the Rhino Trust”. The following 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.

Overnight at Desert Rhino Camp – Fully inclusive

Day 11

ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK

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

Overnight at Ongava Lodge – Breakfast, Lunch and 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 5’; 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. On an afternoon enjoy a guided bush walk with an experienced game ranger, who will introduce you to the conservation efforts of the Onguma game Reserve.

Overnight at 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, cheetah or leopard tracking, or alternatively join one of the guides at the Africat Research centre to explain the important function the AfriCat Foundation plays in the Namibian conservation efforts. Enjoy a drink around a camp fire, before enjoying dinner in the African-style restaurant.

Overnight at 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.

Overnight at Okonjima Bush Camp – Fully inclusive

Day 16

DEPARTURE

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

Breakfast

ITW GUIDED From To P/Person (N$) Sgl. Suppl. (N$)

Low Season

01 Nov 2018

30 Jun 2019

87,090

21,225

High Season

01 Jul 2019

31 Oct 2019

103,195

25,835

ITW FLY-IN
From To P/Person (N$) Sgl. Suppl. (N$)

Low Season

01 Nov 2018

30 Jun 2019

198,000

27,700

High Season

01 Jul 2019

31 Oct 2019

214,700

29,430

ITW SELF-DRIVE
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Low Season

01 Nov 2018

30 Jun 2019

Available on Request

Available on Request

High Season

01 Jul 2019

31 Oct 2019

Available on Request

Available on Request

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