Essence of Namibia Safari - Africa Travel Package


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Priced from NAD 18,000.00 Per Person Sharing
Valid until end 2015
Namibia Travel Package
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Africa Holiday Package Essence of Namibia Safari


ESSENCE OF NAMIBIA SAFARI


Our 12 day Essence of Namibia Safari includes 8 nights standard mobile safari with 3 nights hotel/guest house/lodge accommodation


INCLUDES: 8 nights camping with camp bed, mattress & small pillow, all meals when camping, 1 night accommodation, all meals, 2 nights hotel / guest house at Windhoek & Swakopmund, on a bed and breakfast basis, excursions and entrances to Waterberg, Etosha National Park, Himba village, Twyfelfontein, Cape Cross Seal Colony, Sossusvlei.


TRANSFERS INCLUDED:

· Day 1 – airport transfer

· Day 12 – airport transfer


EXCLUDES:

Flights, airport taxes, visa costs, sleeping bag, drinks, mineral water, lunch and dinner in Windhoek and Swakopmund, optional excursions, gratuities, towels and items of a personal nature.



DAY 1: WINDHOEK

Windhoek, with its lingering heritage of German architecture, activities and atmosphere is a city which can be visited throughout the year. The day is spent at leisure. We are met by our guide at the hotel reception for a briefing at +-18h00. Hotel Safari or similar (Dinner own arrangements)


DAY 2: WATERBERG

The Waterberg Plateau towers 400 meters above the surrounding plains, and 1878 meters above sea level, dominating the landscape for miles around. Waterberg was the site of one of the major turning points in Namibia’s history, on the foothills, that the Herero people lost their last and greatest battle against the German Colonial forces at the beginning of the century. In the afternoon we climb up the plateau and enjoy the amazing view. Standard Mobile Safari (All meals)

 

DAY 3/4/5: ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK

This Park is one of the most important reserves and game sanctuaries in Africa. Thousands of wild animals are attracted to the area, including lion, leopard, cheetah, hyena, elephant, zebra giraffe and several species of antelope. The birdlife is prolific with 326 recorded species. Early morning and late afternoon game drives are enjoyed with the evenings spent watching an amazing diversity of animals around the floodlit waterhole bordering our campsites. Standard Mobile Safari (All meals)


DAY 6: KAOKOLAND - HIMBA VISIT –

We visit a Himba village to gain a glimpse into their way of life. The Himbas are a semi-nomadic tribe, who live in scattered settlements throughout the region. Standard Mobile Safari (All meals)


DAY 7: PALMWAG

Palmwag is a paradise located on the Uniab River in north-western Namibia. In the concession area around Palmweg Lodge there are large populations of Hartman's Mountain Zebra, giraffe, oryx, springbok and kudu. The predator population is the largest outside of the Etosha National Park, with over 100 lions, cheetah, leopard, brown and spotted hyena. Bird life is prolific and diverse with most of Namibia's endemics present. This concession supports a healthy population of desert adapted black rhino and elephants, under the management of the Save the Rhino Trust. We enjoy an afternoon walk in this amazing place. Standard Mobile Safari (All meals)


DAY 8: DAMARALAND – TWYFELFONTEIN - BRANDBERG

We visit the Twyfelfontein area – a UNESCO World Heritage Site with over 2000 rock carvings and walk to view the ancient Bushman rock engravings. We camp at the foot of Brandberg Mountain which is the highest mountain in Namibia. Standard Mobile Safari (All meals)


DAY 9: SWAKOPMUND

On our way to Swakopmund, we visit Cape Cross Seal Colony, one of the largest mainland seal colonies in the world. Swakopmund, with its German colonial atmosphere, is the principal coastal resort of Namibia. Time is spent at leisure to enjoy the charm of this old town or to undertake one of the many optional activities on offer (scenic flights, hot air ballooning, etc. own expense). Gruner Kranz Hotel or similar (Breakfast only)


DAY 10: NAMIB DESERT

Our journey takes us south to the heart of the Namib Desert. We have time to have the first view of the amazing dunes around our camp. Standard Mobile Safari (All meals)


DAY 11: NAMIB DESERT- SOSSUSVLEI

During morning is an early departure for Sossusvlei stopping in the dune belt to enjoy the changing colours of the world’s highest sand dunes. The morning is spent walking amongst the dunes of Sossusvlei and Deadvlei (Shuttle into the dunes available on clients’ account). We also enjoy a short hike through the Sesriem Canyon. In the afternoon we have the option (on account) to enjoy a cheetah tracking excursion with the lodge. Solitaire Country Lodge or similar (All meals)


DAY 12: WINDHOEK

We arrive in Windhoek in the early afternoon +-13h00 (Breakfast only)


What to expect on a Standard Mobile Safari:

(Public camping sites communal ablution and hot showers)

Your safari crew includes a professional guide and his assistant/chef who pre-erects your camp and are responsible for all camp duties.


GROUP SIZE:

  • 2 – 14 clients per vehicle

 

TENTS & EQUIPMENT:

  • 2 person spacious, comfortable Dome tent (L2.5m x W2.5m x H1.85m) with built-in groundsheet, 2 large aerating windows with mosquito netting.
  • Safari folding chair.
  • 2 comfortable camp beds with foam mattress and pillow.
  • Large marquee tent (5m x 5m) is used for shade in summer


FOOD & DRINKS

  • 3 wholesome meals each day when camping, with dinner served ‘Al fresco’ under the stars – bush cuisine at its best!
  • Tea and coffee available in camp.
  • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages are not included and may be purchased at the start of the safari and en route.
  • Excludes lunches & dinners in Windhoek and Swakopmund


VEHICLES:

  • Mitsubishi or Toyota Custom built with sliding windows, pop up roof.
  • Fridges and battery charging facilities on all vehicles.


STAFF:

  • Guide, chef/camp assistant.

 



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