Classic Namibia Safari
Our 12 day Classic Namibia Safari includes 4 nights luxury mobile safari with 7 nights hotel/ Lodge accommodation
Explore Namibia on a Luxury Mobile Safari in exclusive campsites. A safari crew travelling in a separate vehicle erects the comfortable camp. A professional safari guide travels with the participants. The group size is limited to 8 ensuring personalised attention and utmost comfort. An experienced chef prepares excellent bush cuisine, enjoyed under the stars (or ‘under canvas’). Enjoy Namibia in style!
4 nights luxury mobile safari in spacious tents with comfortable beds (not camp) with (20cm) thick foam mattress, linen, duvets, pillows and blankets and private en-suite facilities. All meals and S. African wines served during dinner while camping. Mineral water. 7 nights hotel/lodge accommodation in Windhoek, Belvedere or similar (breakfast), Frans Indongo or similar (all meals), Namutoni or similar (all meals), Okaukuejo or similar (all meals), Swakopmund, Hansa Hotel or similar (breakfast only), excursion and entrances to Cheetah Conservation Fund, Etosha National Park, Himba Village, Twyfelfontein, the Ephemeral River, Dolphin Cruise and Sossusvlei.
• Day 1 and Day 12 - airport transfers in Windhoek
Flights, airport taxes, visa costs, drinks, lunches and dinners in Windhoek and Swakopmund, gratuities and items of a personal nature.
NC TOUR CODE - subject to local conditions
Windhoek, with its lingering heritage of German architecture, activities and atmosphere is a city that can be visited throughout the year. The day is spent at leisure. We are met by our guide at the hotel reception for a briefing at ±18h00.
Belvedere Boutique Hotel or similar (Dinner, own arrangements)
We depart Windhoek after breakfast, arriving at the Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF) in time for lunch. The CCF is an incorporated association not for gain which mission is to be internationally recognized centre of excellence in the conservation of cheetahs and their environment. We visit the education centre where we can learn about the history of the cheetahs. After lunch we join the staff for the feeding of the cheetahs that stay in the centre. After the visit we continue to our overnight lodge.
Frans Indongo Lodge or similar. (All meals)
This Park is one of the most important reserves and game sanctuaries in Africa. Thousands of wild animals are attracted to the area, including lion, leopard, cheetah, hyena, elephant, zebra giraffe and several species of antelope. The birdlife is prolific with 326 recorded species. Early morning and late afternoon game drives are enjoyed with the evenings spent watching an amazing diversity of animals around the floodlit waterhole bordering our camps.
Namutoni or similar day 3, Okaukuejo or similar day 4/5 (All meals)
An early morning drive takes us to our exclusive camp at Damaraland – one of the last true wilderness areas in Africa. En route we visit a Himba village. The Himbas are a semi-nomadic tribe, who live in scattered settlements throughout the region. On our visit to their traditional settlement we are able to learning more about these fascinating people and their history. The following morning we visit the Twyfelfontein area – a UNESCO World Heritage Site with over 2000 rock carvings. We visit the fascinating Organ Pipes, a peculiar geological feature with numerous dolomite columns and then see the volcanic, Burnt Mountain. Today we also visit a Damara Living Museum. Together with the Bushmen the Damara belong to the oldest nations in Namibia. Due to their loose social structures the Damara were not able to defend themselves against aggressors during the colonization of Namibia. This is one of the reasons why their culture has to a great extent fallen into oblivion. Within the framework of the Living Museum of the Damara an attempt was made to reconstruct the ‘lost culture’ of the Damara. We experience the daily routine in our traditional museum, including our traditional blacksmith (making of weapons and tools), tanning of leather (production of traditional clothes), jewellery and crafts, dancing, singing and traditional games, Holy Fire and fire making and much more. During the afternoon we enjoy a riverside drive hoping to encounter the unique desert adapted elephants.
Luxury Mobile Safari (All meals)
Travelling through Damaraland we reach the coast. Swakopmund, with its quaint Bavarian style architecture, is the principal coastal resort of Namibia. Time is spent at leisure to enjoy the charm of this old town or to undertake one of the many optional activities on offer (scenic flights, hot air ballooning, etc. at own expense). A morning Marine Boat Cruise is included, where a variety of bird species can be seen. There is also the chance to see two of the dolphin species and the leatherback turtles that inhabit this area of the Namibian coast.
Hansa Hotel or similar (Breakfast only)
We drive via Kuiseb River en route to our camp on the edge of the Namib Desert. The following morning is an early departure for Sossusvlei - situated in the oldest desert in the world, stopping in the dune belt to enjoy the changing colours of the world's highest sand dunes. The morning is spent walking amongst the dunes of Sossusvlei and Deadvlei. En-route back to camp we enjoy a short hike through the Sesriem Canyon.
Luxury Mobile Safari (All meals).
We arrive in Windhoek at midday.
Total number of seats: 8
Start: Windhoek, foyer of Belvedere Boutique Hotel. 18H00.
End: Belvedere Boutique Hotel / Windhoek Airport. ± 13H00.
Cost: From NAD 36 750 per person
Cost: From NAD 40 375 per person sharing
*These tours run in opposite directions, starting south (Namib Desert), finishing north (Otjiwarongo)
|*07 May 18||18 May 18||0|
|14 May 18||25 May 18||1|
|11 Jun 18||22 Jun 18||1|
|*25 Jun 18||06 Jul 18||8|
|02 Jul 18||13 Jul 18||2|
|16 Jul 18||27 Jul 18||0|
|*30 Jul 18||10 Aug 18||4|
|06 Aug 18||17 Aug 18||4|
|20 Aug 18||31 Aug 18||0|
|03 Sep 18||14 Sep 18||4|
|17 Sep 18||28 Sep 18||1|
|01 Oct 18||12 Oct 18||2|
|15 Oct 18||26 Oct 18||1|
|05 Nov 18||16 Nov 18||8|
|22 Dec 18||02 Jan 19||8|
* The starting and ending destinations of these itineraries are reversed.