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EXTRAORDINARY NAMIBIA

OVERALL EXPERIENCE

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Experience Namibia’s entirety. Let yourself be captivated by the surreal dunes at Sossusvlei and Dead Vlei. Discover UNESCO and RAMSAR World Heritage sites and the ancient Damara culture. You will encounter marvellous creatures of the wild in Etosha National Park - 4 out of the Big Five: Lions, Elephants, Leopards & Rhinos!

Itinerary Highlights

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World’s largest sand mass – Kalahari Desert

World’s highest dunes on earth at Sossusvlei & Dead Vlei

World’s 2nd largest canyon

2 UNESCO & 1 RAMSAR World Heritage Sites

Experience the Damara culture

Wildlife discovery in the Etosha National Park

WHATS INCLUDED?

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Accommodation

Hotel taxes

Entrance fees

Standard Car Hire recommended for this tour*

Transfers

Activities as specified

Meals as specified

Deluxe Travel Planner

 

What’s not included?

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International and internal airfares

Arrival/departure taxes or reciprocity fees, visa fees where applicable

Travel insurance

Any additional car hire options**

Vehicle delivery and collection fees***

Optional activities

Gratuities

Any items not listed as included

 

 

itinerary

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Day 1: Windhoek

Having arrived at the international airport, you collect your vehicle at the relevant car rental company kiosk and travel a short distance to Windhoek. Having checked into your guest house, enjoy the day at leisure or explore the city centre with its colonial-style buildings, street cafes and craft markets.


No meals included.


 

Day 2-3: Kahalari Desert

In the morning you travel into the largest sand mass on earth, the Kalahari Desert. The bushman refer to it as the “Soul of the World”, an emotive description for this area! With its deep red sand dunes and endless grass plains interspersed with acacia’s and shrubs, it is the only form of survival for a vast amount of specially adapted wildlife such as oryx, springbok and ostrich. Enjoy the opportunity to experience the fauna and flora that has survived this desert environment for thousands of years on a optional guided nature drive in the late afternoon, ending the day with a sun downer drink on one of the dunes. On the following day you will take part in a walk guide by a bushman, taking you over the dunes of the Kalahari.

 

Breakfast & dinner included.


 

Day 4: Namib Desert

This morning you travel via endless plains and along striking mountain ranges into the Namib Desert. Your lodge is situated near the gate to two of Namibia’s most celebrated attractions: Sossusvlei, with some of the highest dunes on Earth, and Sesriem Canyon. Both are visited the next day.

 

Breakfast & dinner included.


 

Day 5: Sossusvlei

Before sunrise, we will do a mountain drive up to the gate of the Namib Naukluft Park. The best time to experience the Sossusvlei area is at sunrise when the light paints the dunes and desert palette into deep red, apricot and purple – this part of the day is also the most forgiving, as you are not exposed to the hot afternoon sun when clambering one of the mighty dunes. From Sossusvlei visit Dead Vlei, a surreal white clay pan surrounded by monumental dunes and dotted with age-old Camelthorn trees. Travelling back, visit the Sesriem Canyon, an 18 million year old gorge eroded into the conglomerate floor. Having returned to your lodge, cool off in the sparkling pool or take a refreshing drink while overlooking the desert plains.

 

Breakfast & dinner included.


 

Day 6-7: Swakopmund

We travel to the Atlantic Ocean town of Swakopmund. Having arrived in Swakopmund, the rest of the day is spent at leisure.

 

Swakopmund is often fondly referred to as the “playground of Namibia”. There are a number of activities to choose from including Living Desert Tours, Quad Biking in the Namib Desert, Catamaran Adventure to Walvis Bay and Pelican Bay, or Scenic Desert Flight tours.

 

Breakfast included.


 

Day 8: Damaraland

On your way to the Damaraland you can visit large lichen fields. You travel into Damaraland past Namibia’s highest mountain, the majestic Brandberg Mountain, which reminds of the volcanic era millions of years ago. Your lodge for the following night is situated near the Vingerklip, and you can enjoy the cooler part of the afternoon at a sun downer spot that overlooks the surrounding plains.

 

Breakfast & dinner included.


 

Day 9: Etosha National Park

After a relaxed breakfast, travel north to one of the most famed National Parks in Africa, where you will spend the next three nights. Your lodge is situated on a hill with a magnificent view over the Mopane landscape.

 

Breakfast & dinner included.


 

Day 10-11: Etosha National Park

You have the entire two days available for extensive game viewing experiences. The Etosha National Park surrounds a parched salt desert known as the Etosha Pan, and is home to 4 of the Big Five - elephant, lion, leopard and rhino. The park’s waterholes support a diversity of mammals and birds, including species such as black-faced impala, cheetah, and Namibia’s smallest antelope, the Damara dik-dik. Shortly before sunset you travel back to your lodge to enjoy a free spa treatment.

 

Breakfast & dinner included.


 

Day 12-13: Otjihavera Mountains

In the morning you travel back south into the vicinity of Windhoek, where your guest farm is situated next to a dry riverbed and within the majestic Otjihavera Mountain range. The remainder of the day is spent at leisure along the sparkling pool or the viewing deck. The following day you have the option of exploring the rich diversity of game species on an open-vehicle drive or a scenic walk.

 

In the afternoon enjoy a sundowner drive on the lodge property.

 

Breakfast included.


 

Day 14: Departure

After a hearty breakfast you travel back to Windhoek or the international airport, where your tour ends.


Breakfast included.


 

PRICED FROM $3320.00 per person 

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NOTES

 

*Car Hire

 

Rates have been based on the recommended Standard Car Hire option for this tour.  All Vehicle rates and inclusions are subject to change depending on Car Hire Company; Vehicle; additional extra options; delivery and collection; one way +  crossing boarder fees (if applicable).

 

 **Please note: Vehicle delivery and collections fees has not been included in the rate as this will be based on distance between your hotel and chosen Car Hire Office.

 

Please ask our consultant for full details regarding inclusions and exclusions for the vehicle.

 

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Prices are per person (pp) in NZD, twin share based on lead in season. All care is taken to promote correct pricing at time of publication but is dependent upon availability and will be confirmed at time of reservation. Valid for sale until sold out. Airfares not included unless specified. Offers are subject to availability and can change without notification due to fluctuations in charges and currency. Credit card surcharges apply. For full terms and conditions please contact a World Travellers consultant.