7 Day Namibian Highlights

7 DAYS

Tour Description

For the best that Namibia has to offer this 7 day “package” is the best value for money option available.

This package includes 6 nights accommodation, airport transfers, a wonderful half day tour, as well as a safari to the world renowned Etosha National Park, an overnight visit to the adventure town of Swakopmund and a magical 2 nights in the Namib Desert visiting the dunes of Sossusvlei and Dune 45.

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Windhoek, Namibia
DEPARTURE TIME 12h00
INCLUDED
Ground Transport 6 Nights Accommodations
Meals (B – breakfast, L – lunch, D – dinner) National park entry fees
NOT INCLUDED
Restaurant fees
Guide gratuity

Single supplement only applicable to single travelers that request their own room, otherwise single travelers will be matched with another traveler of the same sex on a twin share basis.

NB: Sleeping bags or bath towels are not necessary but please bring swim wear and pool towels, especially during the summer months.

This safari is semi-participation and assistance with light kitchen duties is required.

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Day 1: Departure

We are collected from the airport (must arrive prior to 12h00) or bus terminal on arrival and transferred to the centrally located Chameleon Guesthouse. This afternoon we will join the afternoon feeding tour at N/a'ankuse Lodge, where we have wonderful photographic opportunities of the large predators such as lion, leopard and wild dog to name a few, that are unable to be re-located back into the wild and learn more about these fascinating animals.

Returning to Chameleon Guesthouse early evening, dinner tonight is own expense either at Chameleon, or one of the many restaurants. Overnight twin share room with en-suite facilities

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Day 2

Be ready at 07h30 as the group meets for a pre-departure talk before we depart. We stop briefly at Otjiwarongo to gather some last minute supplies before continuing on to Etosha with a light lunch pack whilst “on the move”. We enjoy an afternoon game drive through the park visiting waterholes looking for predators as well as zebra, giraffe, elephant, rhino and many different species of antelope.

We arrive at our lodge just before sunset and settle into our rooms, with en-suite bathroom and tea/coffee facilities. A visit to the flood lit waterhole is highly recommend while dinner is prepared by your guide over an open fire. (BLD)

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Day 3

We start our first game drive at sunrise to catch the predators while they are still active, visiting many waterholes. Our second game drive mid morning takes us to the impressive Etosha Pan “great white place” where we can get out of the vehicle and experience this 4500 sq km “saline desert” before continuing our game drive to look for the Big 4.

We arrive back at Halali where our guide will prepare a delicious lunch whilst we have a dip in the pool or relax by the camp waterhole. After lunch we begin our final game drive across the park towards Okaukuejo calling into some well-known waterholes and leave the park prior to sunset. Accommodation tonight is just outside the park in twin share permanent tents with en-suite bathroom facilities.

Dinner is prepared by our guide and another early night is recommended. (BLD).

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Day 4

Enjoy an early morning breakfast and departure from the lodge is at 07h30. The route today takes us into the dramatic and beautiful scenery of Damaraland. We have the chance to meet the wonderful Herero ladies who sell their handmade arts and crafts to support their rural families. A light roadside lunch is served en-route in the shadow of Namibia's tallest mountain, the Brandberg, and we can interact with some of the colourful local characters who live in this harsh environment. On the drive down the Skeleton Coast we explore the remains of a small shipwreck.

Arrive in Swakopmund late afternoon where, depending on the season, we will have the chance to explore this quaint seaside town on foot and enjoy a coffee and cake in one of the many cafes. Overnight accommodation at Hotel A La Mer (or similar) in en-suite rooms on a twin share basis. Sample one of the many great restaurants for our evening meal (own expense) (BL).

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Day 5

A free morning to explore the town centre of Swakopmund or for the adrenalin junkies, join the 2 hour sand boarding trip into the sand dunes. We will be picked up from our guesthouse/hotel in Swakopmund at 11:15, (wintertime 10h15) for a brief pre-departure talk. Driving via the Kuiseb Canyon and Solitaire we arrive at our camp late afternoon and have a chance to relax and enjoy the views before taking a short walk for sunset overlooking the Naukluft Mountain range.

Overnight in twin rooms/permanent tents with en-suite bathroom facilities. Pool and bar available. Dinner prepared by our guide over an open fire. (BLD.

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Day 6

Dawn departure from our lodge to arrive at the park gate for sunrise. We drive down an ancient river bed surrounded by towering dunes to the 2x4 parking (around 55kms) and take a 4x4 shuttle into the Sossusvlei area to appreciate the beauty of this place in early morning light and enjoy the peace and tranquility of the region. We explore this unique area on foot before heading into Dead Vlei with its large expanse of bleached cracked clay and skeletal camel thorn trees, contrasting with a backdrop of huge dunes with their ever-changing colours. We then take the 4x4 shuttle back to our vehicle.

As we drive back to our accommodation we will stop at the famous Dune 45 and climb this dune if we wish or just wander around the base.

We return to Sesriem and visit the nearby Sesriem Canyon, one of the few permanent water sources before arriving back at our lodge late afternoon to watch the sunset over this spectacular desert. Overnight in twin share rooms/ permanent tents with en-suite bathrooms. Dinner prepared by our guide. (BLD)

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Day 7

Early morning breakfast before heading to Solitaire Guest Farm where we join a biologist to track wild cheetahs at the Namib Conservation Centre. We return to Windhoek via the Naukluft Mountains and Rehoboth. On arrival in Windhoek, mid afternoon, we will be dropped at our accommodation of choice or transferred directly to the International Airport for our onward flight or to the bus terminal for our overnight bus.

For those that choose to fly today, NO FLIGHTS DEPARTING PRIOR TO 17H00 in case there are unexpected delays returning from safari. Outbound airport transfer is included, should it be for today or a later date. (B)

Departs every Monday from Windhoek

N$ 14 800.00 per person twin share.

N$ 2 750.00 Single supplement (Price valid until 31 March 2018)

Price:N$ 14,800


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