Namibia Highlights 2018-01-22T07:10:48+00:00

Project Description

Namibia Highlights – Scheduled Guided Tour 9 Days | Windhoek to Windhoek

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Discover the main highlights in Namibia, from the awe-inspiring seas of sand of the Namib desert, the cultures and awesome landscapes of Damaraland and the variety and amounts of wildlife. This tour showcases the major highlights of the country. This safari is ideal as an introduction or as a once only visit.

Highlights

    • World’s highest dunes at Sossusvlei & Dead Vlei
    • 2 UNESCO and 1 RAMSAR World Heritage Site(s)
    • Experience the Damara culture
    • Wildlife discovery in the Etosha National Park

 

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Tour Information

Days / Nights 9 / 8
Languages  English / German
Departure Days  Wednesday
Category  Classic & Superior
Classic pax Min 2 – Max 20 Guests
Superior pax Min 2 – Max 6 Guests
Combinations CZ


Departure Dates

Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr
8, 15, 22, 29 6 10, 24 14, 28 14, 28 11, 25
May Jun Jul Aug Sept Oct
9, 23 6, 20 4, 18 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 5, 12, 19, 26 3, 10, 17, 24, 31


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

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Day 1 | Wednesday

NAMIB DESERT

Departing Windhoek, we travel to our lodge in the Namib Desert. This is the gateway to Sesriem Canyon and Sossusvlei, with some of the highest sand dunes on earth stand towering over the white desert plains. The afternoon can be spent relaxing at the pool, or taking part in optional activities offered at our lodge.

Classic: The Elephant Desert Lodge
Superior: Sossusvlei Lodge – Breakfast and Dinner

Day 2 | Thursday

NAMIB DESERT

This morning demands an early start. The first rays of sunrise paint the mountains of sand into a variety of apricot, red and orange, contrasted against a crisp blue skyline, enrapturing our senses and providing an opportunity to capture this awesome landscape on film. You will be mesmerised by the surreal Dead Vlei, surrounded by the highest dunes and Sossusvlei, where the mostly dry Tsauchab River ends abruptly amongst majestic dunes. Take the opportunity to walk up one of these dunes to admire the desert landscape beneath. Thereafter we visit the Sesriem Canyon, a life sustaining natural phenomenon in the heart of the Namib Desert.

Classic: The Elephant Desert Lodge – Breakfast
Superior: Sossusvlei Lodge – Breakfast and Dinner

Day 3 & 4 | Friday & Saturday

SWAKOPMUND

After breakfast we travel via the desolate, rolling hills of the Kuiseb Moon Valley towards the Atlantic Ocean. In Walvis Bay we visit the shallow lagoon, one of the most important wetland areas on the African continent and a RAMSAR World Heritage Site. Over 80% of the African flamingos feed in this lagoon and present a breath-taking picture when they appear in groups. Having arrived in Swakopmund, the rest of the day is spent at leisure. For the international guest, Swakopmund is a bohemian mix of German architecture and African time, a 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 – Breakfast
Superior: Strand Hotel – Breakfast and Dinner & Marine Cruise

Day 5 | 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 heritage site where Bushman communities engraved and painted over 2500 pictures some 6000 years ago. After a visit to a nearby 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 6 | Monday

ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK

After a relaxed breakfast, we travel towards the Etosha National Park, famous for its vast amount and variety of wildlife. Once we have reached our camp located on the outside of the National Park, we have the rest of the day at leisure, but can optionally also book an afternoon guided game drive in an open game drive vehicle with the lodge.

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

Day 7 & 8 | Tuesday & Wednesday

ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK

The following 2 days are 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 (4) 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 supplied from a borehole. These are ideal places to sit and watch over 114 different game species, or for an 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, as 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 9 | 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, where after we are dropped off at our hotel or at the international airport for our return flight.

Breakfast

 

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

Classic ( Low Season )

01 Nov 2017

30 Jun 2018

26,150

3,240

Classic ( High Season )

01 Jul 2018

31 Oct 2018

28,200

3,240

         

Superior ( Low Season )

01 Nov 2017

30 Jun 2018

49,000

6,270

Superior ( High Season )

01 Jul 2018

31 Oct 2018

54,000

7,420

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