Classic Kaleidoscope 2018-01-19T13:58:22+00:00

Project Description

Classic Kaleidoscope – Scheduled Guided Tour 7 Days | Windhoek to Windhoek

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Discover the haunting landscapes of the Skeleton coastline and some of the last, open, wilderness areas in Damaraland. Be amazed by the desert adapted elephants and the contrast of the variety, and number of wildlife in Etosha. This tour is a classic kaleidoscope of landscapes and wildlife, making Namibia the unforgettable African destination.

Highlights

    • 2 UNESCO and 1 RAMSAR World Heritage Site(s)
    • Experience the damara culture
    • Wildlife discovery in Etosha National Park


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Tour Information

Days / Nights 7 / 6
Languages  English / German
Departure Days  Friday
Category  Classic & Superior
Classic pax Min 2 – Max 20 Guests
Superior pax Min 2 – Max 6 Guests
Combinations CZ (EN), CC (CKCC), SOL

 

Departure Dates

Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr
10, 17, 24 1, 8 12, 26 16 2, 16, 30 13, 27
May Jun Jul Aug Sept Oct
11, 25 8, 22 6, 20 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 7, 14, 21, 28 5, 12, 19, 26

 

Underlined departure dates:  No Single supplement
Bold departure dates:  English Departures
Red departure dates:  Special Discounted Rates

 

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Day 1 | Friday

SWAKOPMUND

We travel to Swakopmund and, upon our arrival in the early afternoon we check into our hotel. The remainder of the afternoonis at leisure. With palm-lined streets and seaside promenades, Swakopmund is a very popular holiday destination in Namibia. For the international guest, Swakopmund is a bohemian mix of German architecture, and African time, (laid back attitude) with adrenalin activities, misty mornings and desert heat. It is colourful, it is vibrant, but most of all, it is fun.

Classic: Swakopmund Plaza / Beach Hotel
Superior: Strand Hotel – Dinner

Day 2 | Saturday

SWAKOPMUND

Swakopmund is often fondly referred to as the “playground of Namibia”, as it has numerous activities ranging from adventure to exploring the fascinating features of the Namib Desert as well as the animals and plants that occur and survive here. Embrace the relaxed pace of this idyllic coastal town whilst enjoying coffee and freshly baked pastries in one of the many cafés. Alternatively explore the rugged, sweltering desert on a day tour or view this awesome environment from the air on a scenic flight. Find your inner child and push adrenaline to its limits with extreme adventures such as skydiving over the desert or quad-biking and sand-boarding on the dunes.

Classic: Swakopmund Plaza / Beach Hotel – Breakfast
Superior: Strand Hotel – Breakfast and Dinner & Marine Cruise

Day 3 | Sunday

DAMARALAND

Heading further north, we travel via the Brandberg, Namibia’s highest mountain, into the Damaraland, one of the least populated and geologically diverse areas in Africa. This harsh, rocky environment is home to the rare desert elephant, the black rhino and free-roaming antelope species. We visit Twyfelfontein, a UNESCO World heritage site, where Bushman communities engraved and painted over 2500 pictures some 6000 years ago. After a visit to the nearby The living Museum of the Damara we proceed on to the Petrified Forest – a geological phenomenon depicting the metamorphosis of living material into stone. We encounter the Welwitschia Mirabilis plant, the oldest living desert plant on Earth.

Classic: Damara Mopane Lodge – Breakfast
Superior: Vingerklip Lodge – Breakfast and Dinner

Day 4 | Monday

ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK

After a relaxed breakfast, we travel towards the Etosha National Park, famous for its vast number , and variety of wildlife. Once we have reached our camp located outside of the national park, we have the rest of the day at leisure. An afternoon guided game drive in an open game drive vehicle can be booked with the lodge as an optional activity.

Classic: Etosha Safari Camp – Breakfast
Superior: Etosha Village – Breakfast and Dinner

Day 5 | Tuesday

ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK

The day is devoted purely to the abundant wildlife found in the Etosha National Park, which surrounds a parched salt desert known as the Etosha Pan. The park is home to four of the ‘Big 5’ – elephant, lion, leopard and rhino. The park was proclaimed as Namibia’s first conservation area in 1907 by the then Governor, von Lindequist. Game viewing in the park is largely focussed around the waterholes, some of which are spring fed and some pumped from a borehole. Waterholes are ideal places to sit and watch over 114 different game species, or for the avid birder, in excess of 340 bird species.

Popular game species such as giraffe, blue wildebeest, plains and mountain zebra, hyena, lion, leopard, elephants, antelopes such as kudu, oryx, eland are all found here well as some of the endangered species such as black rhino, cheetah and the black-faced impala are all found here. An extensive network of roads link the over 30 water-holes allowing the visitor an opportunity to do a real game viewing safari over the stretch of the park as each different area will provide different encounters.

Classic: Mokuti Etosha Lodge – Breakfast
Superior: Onguma Collection – Breakfast and Dinner

Day 6 | Wednesday

ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK

Today your guide again takes you on a game drive in the Etosha National Park. We may encounter animal species we have not seen the previous day and look forward to any new surprises at the different waterholes visited. The Etosha Pan dominates the park. This salt pan desert, which is nearly completely enclosed by the park and is lined by numerous watering holes, is roughly 130 km long and as wide as 50 km in places. During Etosha’s notorious dry spells the pan is a deathly place, lying parched and cracked under the molten African sun.

It is claimed that game viewing is best during the dry spells as animals will then congregate closer to water. But even in the rainy season the park remains an abundant wildlife haven. You then have the pleasure of experiencing the rebirth of life as the young foals, cubs and chicks are seen frolicking with their parents and the sprouting new green shrubs and grasses create a pleasing green oasis. In the afternoon we travel back to our lodge, where we enjoy the rest of the evening at leisure.

Classic: Mokuti Etosha Lodge – Breakfast
Superior: Onguma Collection – Breakfast and Dinner

Day 7 | Thursday

RETURN TO WINDHOEK

After breakfast we continue southwards to Windhoek. We will visit the craft markets in the main street of the capital city, whereafter you are dropped off at your hotel or at the international airport in time for your onward scheduled flight.

Breakfast

 

Scheduled Tour From To P/Person (N$) Sgl. Suppl. (N$)

Classic ( Low Season )

01 Nov 2017

30 Jun 2018

20,500

2,460

Classic ( High Season )

01 Jul 2018

31 Oct 2018

22,100

2,460

         

Superior ( Low Season )

01 Nov 2017

30 Jun 2018

39,000

4,920

Superior ( High Season )

01 Jul 2018

31 Oct 2018

42,000

5,390