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Ultimate Namibia Safari

Welcome to Namibia, Africa!

ROUTE: Windhoek, Sossusvlei, Swakopmund, Damaraland, Southern Etosha National Park, Eastern Etosha National Park

DURATION: 11 days

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Travel with one of Namibia’s most reputable and well-known naturalist guides
  • Climb some of the world’s highest free-standing sand dunes
  • Sea kayak with seals and dolphins on the Skeleton Coast (alternative option ski boat)
  • Track for desert-adapted elephants in ephemeral river systems
  • Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site at Twyfelfontein
  • Visit an authentic and remote Himba settlement
  • Memorable and exciting guided safari game drives within the renowned Etosha National Park, from the vantage point of a specially modified, air conditioned 4×4 with pop tops
  • Explore 2 very different parts of Etosha by spending time on both the Ongava and Onguma Private Game Reserves
  • Sleep in the tree tops overlooking one of the most productive waterholes on the Onguma Private Game Reserve
  • Visit the world renowned AfriCat Foundation and learn more about conservation initiatives involving Africa’s large cats
AIRFARE: International Airfare Upon Request
ACCOMMODATIONS:  Hotels used (or similar)
FIRST:
  • Windhoek: Galton House
  • Sossusvlei: Dune Lodge
  • Swakopmund: Centrally located guesthouse
  • Damaraland: Camp Kipwe
  • Southern Etosha National Park: Andersson’s Camp
  • Eastern Etosha National Park: Onguma Tree Top Camp
DELUXE:
  • Please inquire
LUXURY:
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Included:,

Accommodations Per Person Sharing, including hotel taxes

Arrival & departure transfers where applicable

Local guides where applicable

Meals per itinerary

Park entrance fees and sightseeing fees where applicable

Applicable transportation

Not Included:

Airfare and air taxes

Cancellation, baggage, travel and medical insurance

Items of a personal nature such as baggage porterage, gratuities/tips, laundry, telephone calls, bottled water, etc.

Visa and visa fees

Optional sightseeing and activities

Meals, beverages and services not mentioned in itinerary

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We can personalize this tour just for you! Call: 416-690-6996 or complete form in: CUSTOM-CRAFTED tab on this page.


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LocationNamibia, Africa
Duration11 Days
1

Day 1 Windhoek - Sossusvlei

Upon arrival at airport in Windhoek International Airport, you will be warmly met by a representative, who will provide assistance and transfer to your accommodation to check-in.

Activities:

  • Depart Windhoek in your safari vehicle with your private guide and drive southwest through the scenic Khomas Hochland highlands before heading down the Great Escarpment into the Namib Desert below, stopping for a picnic lunch at a scenic location along the way.
  • Arrive at Lodge in the midafternoon and you will stay here for two nights whilst you explore the remarkable sights of the Namib Desert.

Optional Activities:

  • You can visit Sesriem Canyon a nearby geological attraction, or
  • You can explore Elim Dune.
  • You can just relax and soak in the scenic and tranquil surroundings at Lodge.

Overnight: Lodge – (L, D)

2

Day 2 Namib Desert

Activities:

  • This morning you will need to rise early for a magical excursion with your guide in the Namib Naukluft National Park.
  • Return to Lodge in the early afternoon in time for a late lunch.
  • Visit Sesriem Canyon afterwards if you haven’t already done so the day before.
  • The rest of the afternoon is at your leisure.

Overnight: Lodge – (B, L, D)

3

Day 3 Sossusvlei - Swakopmund

Activities:

  • The fascinating drive today takes you northwest through awesome and ever changing desert landscapes of the Namib Naukluft National Park, including the impressive Gaub and Kuiseb canyons.
  • You will meet the coast at the port town of Walvis Bay and then continue north to Swakopmund where you can enjoy the pleasant seaside location and cooler coastal air for your next two nights.
  • There will be time this afternoon to explore the town and wander along the waterfront on foot, before heading off for dinner at a popular restaurant which specializes in fresh seafood.

Overnight: Guesthouse – (B, L, D)

4

Day 4 Swakopmund

Activities:

  • After an early breakfast your guide will drive you along the scenic coastal road back south to Walvis Bay for a memorable kayaking adventure within the outer lagoon.
  • After you will be taken on a short scenic drive to Pelican Point to see its lighthouse and windswept beauty, stopping briefly at the salt works to view the variety of bird life on your way to the launch point. The kayaking is an ideal way of seeing Cape fur seals, Heaviside and bottlenose dolphins, pelicans, flamingos and a wide variety of other sea birds. If you are lucky, there is also a chance of seeing whales, leatherback turtles and sunfish.
  • Take part in a memorable motorized boat seal and dolphin excursion within the outer lagoon and harbour should the kayaking not appeal. Here you should also see Cape fur seals, heaviside and bottlenose dolphins, pelicans, flamingos and a wide variety of other sea birds. Again, if luck is on your side, there is also a chance of seeing whales, leatherback turtles and sunfish. During the course of the excursion snacks will be served along with local sparkling wine and fresh oysters.
  • Explore the waterfront area of Walvis Bay further before returning to Swakopmund.

Optional Activities: Camel rides, Scenic flights, Sandboarding

Overnight: Guesthouse – (B, L, D)

5

Day 5 Swakopmund - Damaraland

Activities:

  • Continuing on safari today, the road takes you north and east into the wonderful and diverse region of Damaraland.
  • Visit the nearby attractions and geological sites of the pre-historic Twyfelfontein rock engravings (a UNESCO World Heritage Site).

Overnight: Camp. – (B, L, D)

6

Day 6 Damaraland

Activities:

  • After an early breakfast you will be treated to an exciting 4×4 excursion along the ephemeral Aba Huab and Huab River valleys to explore this remarkable region and to search for game, including the elusive desert adapted elephants if they are in the area.
  • Visit to Twyfelfontein and other nearby attractions at a suitable time if you haven’t already done so the previous day.
  • Take a walk into the local area with your guide if desired, or simply relax and enjoy some well-deserved leisure time.

Overnight: Camp. – (B, L, D)

7

Day 7 Damaraland - Southern Etosha National Park

Activities:

  • Today after a very early breakfast you set off on your journey to the Etosha National Park, travelling via the scenic Grootberg Pass.
  • 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. They are one of the last truly traditional peoples of Namibia and have little time for conventional practices. Here you will learn about the customs and traditions of this very proud nation, and will be given insight into their beliefs, way of life and everyday routine.
  • Depending on the school semester and school holidays, you may also visit the Grootberg Primary School, a rural school where Ultimate Safaris’ Conservation Travel Foundation is actively involved, assisting with improved education infrastructure and methods.
  • After visiting the Himba and school you will head east through the small town of Kamanjab before heading on towards tonight’s destination at the homey Camp, which is situated just south of the Etosha National Park’s Andersson Gate. A picnic lunch will be enjoyed en-route and arrival will be in the very late afternoon or early evening (after a long but rewarding day).
  • After your arrival 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 hide.

Overnight: Camp. – (B, L, D)

8

Day 8 Southern - Eastern Etosha National Park

Activities:

  • Full day of exciting game viewing within the central section of Etosha National Park from your private safari vehicle as you make your way from the southern Andersson’s Gate to Halali (where you may stop for lunch) and then on across via selected waterholes such as Goas, which are normally particularly good for game viewing, to Namutoni Camp in the east.
  • You will have to leave the Park before sunset and head out to stay at the delightful Onguma Tree Top Camp with enough time to relax and freshen up before for dinner.
  • 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.

Overnight: Camp. – (B, L, D)

9

Day 9 Etosha National Park - Onguma Game Reserve

Activities:

  • Another morning dedicated to 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.

Overnight: Camp. – (B, L, D)

10

Day 10 Onguma Game Reserve to Windhoek via the AfriCat Foundation

Activities:

  • Your early departure will take you south from Onguma Tree Top via Tsumeb, Otavi and Otjiwarongo to reach Okonjima’s AfriCat Day Centre, a wonderful highlight with which to conclude your safari. Okonjima is home to the AfriCat Foundation, a wildlife sanctuary which focuses on the research and rehabilitation of Africa’s big cats, especially injured or captured leopard and cheetah.
  • You arrive in time for lunch before embarking on an exciting and informative game drive and tour of the centre. Here 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. After the excursion and freshening up, the journey continues further south to arrive back in Windhoek in the late afternoon, just as the sun is setting.
  • Upon your arrival in Windhoek you will be transferred to your accommodation establishment of choice.

Overnight: Windhoek. – (B, L, D)

11

Day 11 Windhoek

Departure: Enjoy your last breakfast at then you will be transferred to Windhoek International Airport.  – (B)


Meals as per itinerary: (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)
We can personalize this tour just for you! Call: 416-690-6996 or complete form in: CUSTOM-CRAFTED tab on this page.

Location Name: Namibia, Africa
Area (SQ KM): 824,292
Population: 2,212,307
Capital: Windhoek
Language(s): English (official), Afrikaans is common language of most of the population, German; indigenous
languages: Oshivambo, Herero, Nama
Religion: Christian (Lutheran), indigenous beliefs
Currency: Namibian dollar – NAD
Time Zone: UTC + 01
Electricity: 220 V
Phone Country Code to Call (Namibia, Africa): 264


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