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Taste of NAMIBIA

Highlights

This safari is designed to offer a quick "wildlife snapshot" to Namibia's premier Big Game location, Etosha National Park and a quick landscape snapshot of the world's highest dunes in the world’s oldest desert at Sesriem & Sossusvlei.

Itinerary

DAY 1: ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK

You will be collected between 08:00 & 08:30.

 

A long drive this morning, we will travel north passing through farmland and stopping at small towns along the way, we aim to arrive at the main camp in Etosha, Okaukuejo, Etosha in the middle afternoon. After entering Etosha we game drive our way through to the Okaukuejo camp where we will check in and make camp.

 

After your evening meal there are still more chances to see Etosha's big game at Okaukuejo’s floodlit waterhole, situated on the boundary of our camp and easily reachable on foot.

 

Okaukuejo is famous for its waterhole, which has been described as one of the 'best game viewing opportunities in Southern Africa'. Situated on the doorstep of our camp, black rhino, elephant, lion and numerous species of antelope are usually seen.

 

Overnight: Windhoek – Okaukuejo camp, Etosha National Park (450 km).

Meals: Lunch and dinner.

DAY 2: ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK

A full day's game driving today and we leave early to enjoy the cool morning air as we game drive our way through Etosha to Halali camp, situated in the middle of the park.

 

Along the way we visit several waterholes and are afforded splendid views of the massive Etosha Pan. The game viewing is usually excellent and we have the chance to tick off a few new species that are not normally seen on the Okaukuejo side of the park.

 

We stop at Halali camp for a rest and a leisurely lunch and there is time to visit the Halali waterhole and to make use of the swimming pool and bar facilities before continuing on to the eastern side of the park and our camp in the Namutoni region.

 

Overnight: Okaukuejo – East Etosha, Namutoni.  Camping.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

DAY 3:  EAST ETOSHA

A long transit back to Windhoek, we are traveling on the main road, passing through towns and rural areas and we will make time to make a stop in the small town of Okahandja, the home of Namibia’s largest wood carving market. The stalls operated on a local co-operative basis and are one of the best places to shop for truly Namibian souvenirs.

We are due back into the city around 16:00 and you will be dropped off at your accommodation on our return. This night’s accommodation is included in the price of the safari but dinner tonight will be for the client’s own account in a local restaurant.

 

Overnight: East Etosha – Windhoek (500km).

Meals: Breakfast and lunch.

Day 4: NAMIB DESERT CAMP

You will be collected between 08:00 & 08:30.

 

We travel out over the Eros Mountains and along scenic roads, on our way south-west to the desert. We also pass over part of the Naukluft Mountains the Khomas Hochland range on our journey today and head down from Namibia’s central plateau by way of the beautiful Remhoogte Pass.

 

Coming out of the mountains we reach open plains and from here it is only a short distance to our next stop, the tiny town of Solitaire. We will stop here for some refreshments before continuing on through desert scenery.

We cross some open grass savanna and farmlands before the terrain begins to give way to the immense red sand dune desert of the Namib.

 

We aim to arrive at our camp during the late afternoon and watch the co lours glow and change on distant mountains to the east.

 

Overnight: Windhoek – Namib Desert Camp (350 km) Camping.

Meals: Lunch and dinner.

Day 5: NAMIB DESERT CAMP

A pre-dawn start is essential this morning as we want to catch the soft light of the sunrise on the desert as we drive in. We will arrive at the entrance to the dunes on sunrise and then travel through the dune field as the sun is coming up. The light casts strong contrasts of color on the edges of the dunes and offers stunning views from the dry river bed you travel through.

 

We reach Sossusvlei itself by walking the last 5 km through the dunes. The walk is like nothing else, enjoying the changing light and coolness of the morning. Ancient mineral pans, stunted camel thorn trees and the chance of seeing a gemsbok or maybe an ostrich make the photo opportunities perfect.

 

We spend the morning in and around Sossusvlei, also visiting dune 45, and as the day wears on we return to Sesriem for lunch to escape the heat of the afternoon. As the day cools off in the late afternoon we will take a short excursion to the Sesriem Canyon.

 

Overnight: Namib Desert Camp – Sossusvlei - Namib Desert Camp. Camping.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 6: NAMIB DESERT CAMP

After breakfast we begin our journey, over the mountains and along scenic roads, back to Windhoek. We will travel back by different roads, this time climbing up to Windhoek and travelling by way of the massive Gamsberg Pass in the Khomas Hochland Mountain Range on our way back to civilization.

 

We are due back into the city around 16:00 and you will be dropped off at your accommodation on our return. Tonight the accommodation is not included in the price of the safari.

 

Overnight: Namib Desert Camp - Windhoek (450 km)  Camping.

Meals: Breakfast and lunch.

Rates & TERMS

Included

All Transport.

3 Meals a Day (Unless Differently Specified).

Tap Drinking Water.

Tea and Coffee in Camp.

All Camping Equipment.

Park Entrance Fees.

Camping Fees.

Professional Guide.

Pick Up and Drop off From Accommodation in Windhoek.

Excluded

Sleeping Bag (Can be Rented).

Alcoholic Beverages.

Soft Drinks.

Visas.

Personal Travel Insurance.

Please don’t forget:

Towel, Flashlight, Water Bottle, Hat.

Maximum Group Size is 14 Travelers.

Transport for up to 8 People will be in a Minibus. For more than 8 a Specially Converted Safari Truck will be Used.

Itinerary is Assisted Comfortable Camping With Participation Limited to Only Helping with the Tents.

Guaranteed Departures (this was linked to dates) Every Saturday, All Year.

Please note that all our trips going to Sossusvlei, camp outside of the Namib Naukluft Park. We do not stay at Sesriem Campsite but at Agama Camp which is 48kms from the main entrance gate to the dunes. This means that you will arrive at the main gate on sunrise and drive through the dune field as the sun is coming up. This drive is stunning and one of the best ways to see the dune field with the early morning light casting its shadows and light onto the sand. You will not be on top of a dune to see the sun rise. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have questions on this.

Guaranteed departures every Saturday of the year, with a minimum of two people. There is no single supplement, and the price is virtually fully inclusive of everything you will need whilst traveling with us. The style is limited participation, assisted camping with the participation limited to only helping with the tents. Collection time is between 08:00 & 08:30 from anywhere within the Windhoek city limits.

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