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On this 10 day Namibia Adventure Safari you can hike the highest sand dunes in the world, sea kayak with dolphins, search dry river beds for the elusive desert elephant, visit an authentic Himba village, and witness the incredible wildlife of Etosha.

 

 

Namibia Adventure Safari: 10 Days

Namibia Adventure Safari

Namibia is a vast country, even by African standards, covering an area approximately twice the size of California and four times the size of the United Kingdom. With a population of a mere 2 million, Namiba has one of the lowest population densities in the world creating a feeling of antiquity, solitude and wilderness.

On this Namibia Adventure Safari you can hike the highest sand dunes in the world, sea kayak with dolphins, search dry river beds for the elusive desert elephant, visit an authentic Himba village, and witness the incredible wildlife of Etosha.

You will experience this magnificent and memorable country in a very personal way with your own professional and experienced safari guide.  Our guides will enhance your enjoyment of this unique country by making it a fascinating and stress-free journey of discovery amidst very dramatic scenery. The knowledge, experience, and character of our guides are critical to a successful safari. Your safari guide will have an intimate knowledge of each area and camp or lodge that you visit, allowing them to share the local insights and highlights while adding continuity and depth to your safari. The presence and company of your guide will turn your safari into an experience of a lifetime!

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2018 Rates

  • $3750.00 (Feb-May)
  • $4385.00 (June-Dec)

Rate is per person sharing and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. Single supplement applies.

Length: 9 nights/10 days

Route:  Starts and ends in Windhoek.

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BRIEF ITINERARY

Days 1-2:  Sossusvlei, Sossus Dune Lodge

Your adventure begins at 0800hrs on Day 1 (we highly recommend arriving in Windhoek a day early). This morning you will be collected from your hotel and depart Windhoek in your safari vehicle with your private guide and other guests. The drive takes you southwest through the scenic Khomas Hochland highlands before heading
down the Great Escarpment into the Namib Desert below.  You arrive at Sossus Dune Lodge in the mid-afternoon.

You'll depart for the Sossusvlei Dunes early on Day 3.  This area boasts some of the highest free-standing sand dunes in the heart of the Namib Desert.  Once you have explored Sossusvlei, Deadvlei and surrounding dune fields to your heart’s content you can enjoy a relaxed picnic brunch in the shade of a camel thorn tree. You then return to Sossus Dune Lodge in the early afternoon in time for a late lunch, with the option to visit Sesriem Canyon afterwards . The rest of the afternoon is at your leisure. (Day 1: Lunch, Dinner; Day 2: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Days 3-4: Swakopmund, comfortable guesthouse

You'll drive across the Namib-Naukluft Park to the coastal town of Swakopmund. Swakopmund resembles a small, German coastal resort nestled between the desert and the sea. It boasts a charming combination of German colonial architecture blended with modern hotels, shops, restaurants, museums, craft centers, galleries and cafés.  The next two days you'll have the chance to sea kayak with playful Cape fur seals or enjoy a boat cruise searching for dolphins.  Activities such as camel rides, scenic flights, sand-boarding and more can all be booked at an extra cost.  (Day 3-4: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).

Days 5-6: Damaraland, Camp Kipwe

You will depart the foggy coast and head northeast into the arid, stunning landscapes of Damaraland.  For the next two days your guide will take you exploring as you search for the elusive desert-adapted elephants, visit the ancient petroglyphs at Twyfelfontein, and other geologic attractions.  Along the way your guide will give you insight into the formation of the mountains its myriad of fascinating creatures and plants that have adapted to survive this harsh environment.  (Days 5-6: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).

Day 6: Damaraland to Etosha, Safarihoek Lodge

Today after a very early breakfast you set off on your journey to the Etosha National Park, travelling via the scenic Grootberg Pass. Along the way your guide will take you to visit a local Himba settlement – you may have to search for a while as the semi-nomadic Himba people sometimes move location with no notice.  The women especially are noted for their unusual sculptural beauty, enhanced by intricate hairstyles and traditional adornments.  Arrival at the lodge will be in the very late afternoon or early evening (after a long but rewarding day).  You will have
some time at leisure, which can be spent appreciating the unique surroundings and enjoying the game viewing at the camp’s floodlit waterhole and enjoy a different vantage point from the camps underground and elevated hides.  (Day 6: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).

 

Days 8-9: Etosha National Park, Onguma Tree Top Camp

The next two days will be spent on game drives throughout Etosha and Onguma Private Reserve.  Day 8 will be spent driving across the park with stops at the many waterholes.  Zebra, wildebeest, giraffe, elephants, and even lions, rhinos and hyenas gather daily at these water sources and can make for dramatic wildlife encounters.  You'll arrive at the camp in time for dinner and the rest of the evening can be spent
game viewing at the camp’s floodlit waterhole where game comes and goes throughout the day and night.

Day 9 brings another morning of memorable game drives within the eastern section of Etosha National Park with your guide. You return to camp for lunch and an early afternoon rest, spending your final afternoon on a game drive on the private Onguma Game Reserve, culminating in a sundowner overlooking Fischer’s Pan. You then
return after sunset with enough time to freshen up and enjoy your final ‘safari dinner’ overlooking the camp’s floodlit waterhole. (Days 8-9: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).

Day 10: Africat Foundation, Return to Windhoek

An early departure as you head south to the Africat Foundation's Day Center.  a wildlife sanctuary which focuses on the research and rehabilitation of Africa's
big cats, especially injured or captured leopard and cheetah.  On a game drive you will learn about the function and vision of the AfriCat Foundation and will also get to meet some of the Foundation’s special carnivore ambassadors. 

You depart Africat, arriving back in Windhoek in late afternoon.  Upon your arrival in Windhoek you will be transferred to your accommodation of choice, or out to the Windhoek International Airport.  (Day 10: Breakfast, Lunch).

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Sossus Dune Lodge:  The only lodge within the Namib Naukluft Park, and close to Sesriem Canyon, Sossus Dune provides sweeping vistas of the dunes to the west and guests benefit from being able to reach Sossusvlei before sunrise.  The 23 chalets are interlinked by elevated wooden walkways, equipped with tea stations and small fridges, with an additional relaxation gazebo.

Camp Kipwe:  The Camp is nestled among an outcrop of giant granite boulders, a stone’s throw away from the ephemeral Aba Huab riverbed where desert adapted elephants often traverse. Each comfortable thatched bungalow is simply but tastefully furnished with en-suite open-air bathroom. In the center of the camp lies a large alfresco dining area, bar, lounge and reception with an inviting fireplace nearby to relax beside in the evenings.

Safarihoek Lodge: Nestled on a hillside amongst Mopani trees overlooking a large waterhole and the vast expanse of Etosha, Safarihoek is a spacious and elegant lodge with the main building on an elevated deck to catch the breeze and positioned under vaulted thatch, allowing for infinite 180º views over the plains below.  Each well appointed room offers panoramic vistas of the African savannah. Rooms are privately situated and are furnished with, minibar, coffee station and mosquito nets. Air-conditioning, electronic safe, two 3/4 beds that are convertible to king beds, and en-suite bathroom.

Onguma Tree Top Camp:  Tree Top is a unique and beautiful camp, situated on the private Onguma Game Reserve.  This camp is built on wooden stilts among the tree tops with full views over one of the most beautiful watering holes on the Reserve.  The camp consists of 4 thatched wooden chalets and a main complex, making the camp ideal for a small group looking for a private getaway.

Vehicles:  Vehicles used are comfortable, specially modified 4x4 Toyota Land Cruisers, equipped with air-conditioning, large windows, pop tops, fridges for drinks and snacks. A trailer for luggage is taken if required.

All Land Cruisers are equipped with:
• Roof pop tops for better photography and game viewing vantage points.
• Air conditioning.
• Onboard Fridge/freezers and plenty of water.
• Personal library, which includes a series of guide books, maps, stationary and checklists.
• 220-volt electrical charging point, to charge electrical devices while traveling.
• Guaranteed window seat on every safari.
• VHF inter-vehicle radios that allow multi vehicle groups to communicate with each other while ‘on the road’.

GROUP SIZE:  Departures guaranteed with 2 people minimum.  Maximum group size is 7.

INCLUDED:  Accommodation as stated in itinerary; Transport in luxury, air-conditioned safari vehicle; meals as stated in itinerary; Licensed, experienced guide; Entrance fees and activities as stated in itinerary; Mineral water on board safari vehicle; Welcome pack.

EXCLUDED:  Flights to/from Namibia; Transfer to/from Windhoek Airport; pre- and post-safari accommodations, meals not stated in itinerary; entrances fees or activities not stated in itinerary; All beverages (except water in vehicle); Laundry (available at lodges); Gratuities; Souvenirs/personal items; Entry visa fees; travel insurance.

PAYMENT: A non-refundable, 20% deposit is required to confirm booking.  Balance is due 7 weeks before departure.  Safari rate can change based on currency fluctuations and we reserve the right to change the rate accordingly.  Rate will be locked in upon confirmation.

Other terms & conditions apply.

 

Rhino Ranger

Conservation in Namibia

Many unique animals can be found in Namibia, including populations of desert dwelling elephants and lions.  However, before independence in 1990, much of Namibia's wildlife was dramatically reduced from poaching and severe drought.  Local communities were considered a threat to wildlife and received no benefit from living in close proximity to dangerous game.

Following independence, Namibia allowed local communities to establish conservancies-specific areas outside of parks-where local people can manage the wildlife on their land.  The conservancies generate income and jobs from tourism and other uses-a powerful incentive to conserve wildlife.

Wildlife populations are rebounding and nearly 40% of Namibia is under some type of protection.  Namibia now has the largest free roaming population of black rhinos in Africa.  It's an enviable success story, one you'll be part of your Namibian safari.

 

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