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Namibia Highlights

Duration
9 Days
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US$ 2,112

This fascinating country is full of wide horizons, endless stretches of golden desert dunes and unusual rocky plains. Begin in Windhoek and spend time discovering Namibia’s many highlights.


Namibia is perhaps Africa’s most unique wilderness, offering both the world’s highest desert dunes, and a staggering variety of wildlife. Experience its contrasts on this 9 day tour, combining the best of sand and safari.

Sossusvlei is a section of the Namib Desert marked by towering red dunes surrounding a salt and clay pan. For most visitors, this is Namibia’s star attraction. The area’s surreal landscapes and dazzling colours offer an Africa like no other. Visit nearby Sesriem Canyon, a 35 metre deep gauge eroded into the desert floor.

Nestled at the southern end of the Skeleton Coast, Swakopmund is a wetland area blessed with one of the continent’s most incredible sights, as hundreds of thousands of flamingoes descend on Walvis Bay’s lagoon to feed. Enjoy a day at leisure in Swakopmund with the option of a marine cruise, desert tour, scenic flight, quad biking and much more.

Go in search of the rare Desert Elephant in Damaraland. Hardy plants also thrive in this remote region, which you can explore by mountain bike, 4x4 or on foot. Plenty more game awaits your camera at Etosha National Park, including cheetah, lions and giraffes. You’ll also explore Burnt Mountain, Organ Pipes and the Petrified Forest, along with Twyfelfontein, home to Bushman artwork over 600 years old.


 

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Duration
9 Days
Prices From:
US$ 2,112

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Day 1

Namib Desert

Departing Windhoek at 9.00am, you travel to our lodge in the Namib Desert. This is the gateway to Sesriem Canyon and Sossusvlei, where 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 the lodge.

Duration1 Night
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Hammerstein Lodge and Camp

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    Hammerstein Lodge and Camp



    Hammerstein Lodge and Camp is located halfway between Luderitz and Swakopmund a perfect stopover spot and only 60 km from Sesriem. The rest camp has a cozy bar, a swimming pool, game and bird watching sunset drives, or explore the huge granite outcrops with Bushman ...

    Hammerstein Lodge and Camp is located halfway between Luderitz and Swakopmund a perfect stopover spot and only 60 km from Sesriem.
    The rest camp has a cozy bar, a swimming pool, game and bird watching sunset drives, or explore the huge granite outcrops with Bushman rock paintings.
    The lodge boasts 35 self-catering rooms with en-suite bathroom.

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    • Bar(s)
    • Pool (s)

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Day 2

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 your senses and providing an opportunity to capture this awesome landscape on film. Sossusvlei, where the mostly dry Tsauchab River ends abruptly amongst majestic dunes, will give you the opportunity to walk up one of these dunes to admire the desert landscape. Thereafter the tour continues to the Sesriem Canyon, a life sustaining natural phenomenon in the heart of the Namib Desert.

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Duration1 Night
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Namib Desert Lodge

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    Namib Desert Lodge


    Namib Desert Lodge sits at the foot of a red sandstone cliff, which consists of the fossilized dunes of an ancient Namib. It is situated just 60 km north of Sesriem, and is the gateway to Sossusvlei, and only 5 kms from the main road. ...

    Namib Desert Lodge sits at the foot of a red sandstone cliff, which consists of the fossilized dunes of an ancient Namib. It is situated just 60 km north of Sesriem, and is the gateway to Sossusvlei, and only 5 kms from the main road. It is in the Gondwana Namib Park, and borders Namib Naukluft Park. The (fossil) dunes overlooking the lodge are 20 million years old and contain fossils of the ancestors of the modern day Ostrich. The main building has a reception, bar and a large verandah with outside seating for guests to admire the surrounding scenery. There are also 2 swimming pools. Accommodation is in 76 rooms, including 5 family and 2 single rooms. The Lodge's own activities include an evening sundowner dune trip, complete with drinks and snacks and a 2hr hiking trail to some of the local dunes.

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    • Bar(s)
    • Pool (s)
    • Restaurant(s)

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Day 3

Swakopmund

After breakfast, travel via the desolate, rolling hills of the Kuiseb Moon Valley towards the Atlantic Ocean. In Walvis Bay, 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 flamingoes feed in this lagoon and present a breathtaking picture when they appear in groups counting a few hundred thousand. Having arrived in the coastal town of Swakopmund, the remainder of your day is at leisure.

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Duration2 Nights
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Swakopmund Hotel and Entertainment Centre

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    Swakopmund Hotel and Entertainment Centre



    Situated on the Skeleton Coast, the Swakopmund Hotel and Entertainment Centre is built in and around the old German Station Building combining history with fine Namibian hospitality. The hotel's 90 guest rooms are all bright and spacious, decorated in a Victorian style and most have ...

    Situated on the Skeleton Coast, the Swakopmund Hotel and Entertainment Centre is built in and around the old German Station Building combining history with fine Namibian hospitality. The hotel's 90 guest rooms are all bright and spacious, decorated in a Victorian style and most have a pleasant view of the pool terrace. The hotel is nearby a camel farm and the Martin Luther steam locomotive, dating from 1896 and abandoned in the desert.

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    • Currency Exchange
    • Daycare/Babysitting Service
    • Gift Shop
    • Gym/Fitness Centre
    • Hair/Beauty Salon
    • Internet Access
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Medical Services
    • Parking (Valet)
    • Pool (s)
    • Secretarial Service

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Day 4

Swakopmund

Swakopmund is the perfect location for walking tours, shopping, relaxing at a quaint coffee shop or along the sandy beaches. This being Namibia's playground, it offers a wide variety of activities ranging from dolphin cruises, desert tours and scenic flights to quad biking, paragliding, parachuting and kite surfing - to mention but a few.

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Day 5

Damaraland

Heading further north, drive via the Brandberg, Namibia's highest mountain (2579m), 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.

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Duration1 Night
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Igowati Lodge

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    Igowati Lodge



    Igowati Lodge is situated in Khorixas in Damaraland. iGowati means desert dunes. The Lodge is build and decorated in the colors of the Namib Desert. The roofs are of natural thatching that is so commonly seen in Namibia. The lodge offers you the amenities of ...

    Igowati Lodge is situated in Khorixas in Damaraland. iGowati means desert dunes. The Lodge is build and decorated in the colors of the Namib Desert.

    The roofs are of natural thatching that is so commonly seen in Namibia. The lodge offers you the amenities of a city hotel but in a rural setting. The Damara people that work at Igowati are believed to be one of the first ancient groups to settle in Namibia and are of Bantu origin. They are friendly and helpful. Damarland and Khorixas have a slow African rhythm with friendly people and a welcoming environment to all guests visiting the town and lodge.

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    • Bar
    • Restaurant
    • Swimming Pool

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Day 6

Etosha National Park

After a relaxed breakfast, travel towards Etosha National Park, famous for its vast amount of wildlife and unique landscape. Once you reach your camp, you have the rest of the day at leisure, but can optionally book an afternoon game drive in open vehicles with the lodge.

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Duration1 Night
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Etosha Safari Camp

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    Etosha Safari Camp


    Etosha Safari Camp is situated just 10 km south of Andersson Gate on the C 38 between Outjo and Okaukuejo. 50 twin-bedded chalets nestle among Mopani trees and impart a feeling of living in the lap of African nature. Each of them is equipped with ...

    Etosha Safari Camp is situated just 10 km south of Andersson Gate on the C 38 between Outjo and Okaukuejo. 50 twin-bedded chalets nestle among Mopani trees and impart a feeling of living in the lap of African nature. Each of them is equipped with mosquito gauze and its own small veranda. Special attractions are the Okambashu Restaurant and the Oshebeena Bar, styled like a typical little township bar and brimming with African joie de vivre.

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    • Internet Access
    • Pool (s)
    • Restaurant(s)

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Day 7

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 4 of the Big Five - Elephant, Lion, Leopard and Rhino. The waterholes support a rich diversity of birds and mammals, including rare species such as black-faced Impala, roan, cheetah, and Namibia's smallest antelope, the Damara Dik-Dik.

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Duration2 Nights
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Mokuti Etosha Lodge

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    Mokuti Etosha Lodge



    Kempinski Mokuti Lodge, is a five star lodge situated on the border of the Etosha National Park in Namibia. The lodge combines unique African charm with the tradition of excellent service and supreme quality. Situated two kilometers outside the gates of Etosha National Park the ...

    Kempinski Mokuti Lodge, is a five star lodge situated on the border of the Etosha National Park in Namibia. The lodge combines unique African charm with the tradition of excellent service and supreme quality. Situated two kilometers outside the gates of Etosha National Park the lodge is the gateway to a unique safari experience. There are a total of 98 guest rooms and 8 suites. The Kempinski Mokuti Lodge offers a unique range of culinary delights with international and local specialties. The Tambuti Restaurant serves a combination of live cooking and premium international buffets as well as an à la carte menu. Traditional African grill cuisine can be enjoyed in the Boma restaurant.

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    • Gym/Fitness Centre
    • Lounge(s)
    • Pool (s)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Tennis

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Day 8

Etosha National Park

Today begins with a game drive in the Etosha National Park. You may encounter animal species that you did not see the previous day. Look forward to new surprises at the different waterholes visited. In the afternoon, travel to your lodge, where the remainder of your evening is at leisure.

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Day 9

Return to Windhoek

After breakfast, travel southwards to Windhoek, where you will visit the craft markets in the main street of the capital city. Your tour ends at approximately 5.00pm with a transfer to your hotel or the airport for your onward journey.

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DEPARTURES:

Departures on select Wednesdays

Note: These are English-only departures. Other multi-lingual departures are available please inquire.

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • All transportation in an air-conditioned vehicle with a professional driver/guide
  • 8 nights accommodation
  • Breakfast daily
  • Activities as per itinerary.

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes
  • Meals and beverages not specifically indicated
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature

OTHER INFORMATION:

Maximum of 6 (Superior) or 20 (Classic) guests per departure. The tour departs around 8:00am on day one, therefore a pre night is required. It's suggested to add a post night too.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please enquire.

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