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Classic Namibia

Classic Namibia

Tour Code: SWW14
14 Days/13 Nights

01/11/2016 - 31/10/2017

From N$ 47 000.00
Rate is per person sharing
Single Rate N$ 51 285.00

01/11/2017 - 31/10/2018

From N$ 49 500.00
Rate is per person sharing
Single Rate N$ 54 100.00
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Classic Namibia

Journey through epic landscapes on a Namibia tour with Springbok Atlas. Our widespread  guided adventure takes in all Namibia’s highlights from the red deserts of the south to the foggy Atlantic shore; from the rugged northern beauty of Damaraland to the magnificent wildlife in Etosha National Park.

Our Namibia holiday packages will give you the opportunity to explore the Kalahari and Namib Deserts, the spectacular Fish River Canyon and the popular seaside town of Swakopmund. This excellent Namibia tour also takes in the highlights of northern Namibia including the World Heritage Site, Twyfelfontein, and the world-renowned Etosha National Park.

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Tour Departs:

Selected Departure Dates:

13/11/2017
11/12/2017
15/01/2018
05/02/2018 • 19/02/2018
05/03/2018 • 19/03/2018
09/04/2018 • 23/04/2018
07/05/2018 • 21/05/2018
04/06/2018 • 18/06/2018
02/07/2018 • 09/07/2018 • 23/07/2018 • 30/07/2018
06/08/2018 • 20/08/2018 • 27/08/2018
03/09/2018 • 17/09/2018
01/10/2018 • 08/10/2018 • 22/10/2018

Tour Notes:

Minimum 2 guests.

Dual language German/English commentary.

The detailed itinerary supplied is for the 2018 season.

Game drives in Etosha are in closed vehicles. Open vehicle game drives are optional and for own account.

Option to upgrade to Etosha Safari Lodge on Days 11 & 12 (subject to availability at the time of booking) available at an additional cost:

NAD 770.00 per person sharing
NAD 950.00 per single person

Tour Includes

13 breakfasts, 2 lunch (packs), 12 dinners, accommodation, bottled water on board, transport in air-conditioned vehicles, porterage, entrance fees and sightseeing as specified

Day One - Departing Windhoek

Depart Windhoek and drive via Rehoboth into the Kalahari Desert for overnight.

Day One

Depart Windhoek and drive to the Kalahari Desert, via the small town of Rehoboth, a community that still lives according to their paternal laws dating back to 1872. The Kalahari Desert is not a desert in the strictest sense of the word, as it receives too much rainfall. It’s only the vast expanses of sand, through which precipitation filters rapidly, leaving nothing on the surface, that have made the Kalahari into the “thirst land” that early European settlers described. Enjoy a scenic, sunset nature drive in an open safari vehicle before dinner. [D]

Day Two

After breakfast, drive through the Kalahari region and visit the Quiver Tree Forest near Keetmanshoop. The forest was declared a national monument of Namibia and comprises of about 250 specimens of Aloe dichotoma, which the San people used to make quivers. A short stop will be made in Keetmanshoop, with lunch en route that will be for your own account. Visit the Naute Dam, Namibia’s third largest dam. Stretch your legs with an easy walk to a nearby mountain and enjoy a complimentary drink as you watch the sunset. [BD]

Day Three

This morning we travel to the spectacular Fish River Canyon, the largest canyon in Africa. It features a gigantic ravine, in total about 160km long, up to 27km wide and in some places 550m deep. Our journey continues to Aus with lunch en route (for own account). En route you might see the desert adapted Wild Horses of the Namib. These horses hold an irresistible fascination, as they managed to adapt to the harsh conditions of the desert. Enjoy spectacular scenery of the Aus Mountains on an unguided walk and a scenic sun downer drive in the afternoon (for own account). [BD]

Day Four

Today you’ll be spoilt with ever-changing vistas of the desert landscapes when driving along the most beautiful district road in Namibia, the D707 (road conditions permitting). Visit Duwiseb Castle, a grand medieval fortress, built in the hills of the semi-arid Southern Namib region. Learn more about the Castle’s fascinating history, before continuing to your lodge, arriving in the early afternoon. [BD]

Day Five

Today will be an early start to explore the spectacular towering dunes of Sossusvlei and Dead Vlei, another pan where water once flowed, but all that remains today are the skeletons of trees that reach up out of the cracked earth. Enjoy a drive in 4x4 vehicles into the heart of the Namib Desert. Visit the rugged Sesriem Canyon where you can view millions of years of sedimentary layers in the ravine walls. Views from the top are breathtaking while walks through the canyon reveal distinct geographical layers which were laid down over centuries. Travel past the impressive Namib Naukluft Mountains to your lodge. [BD]

Day Six, Day Seven & Day Eight

Day Six

After breakfast, drive through Kuiseb Canyon and continue towards Walvis Bay, Namibia’s largest commercial port. Enjoy an opportunity for lunch in Walvis Bay (for own account). The Walvis Bay Lagoon is considered one of the richest and most important wetlands in southern Africa, with prolific birdlife and diverse species. Our journey continues to Swakopmund, a city that resembles a small German town, with seaside promenades, restaurants, cafes and museums. Enjoy a sun downer drive to the Moon Landscape, a barren, undulating rocky desert which was formed by the valleys of the Swakop River. Enjoy a complimentary sun downer, whilst absorbing the rugged beauty of this lunar landscape. [BD]

Day Seven

Day at leisure to explore Swakopmund (unguided).

Explore the quaint town of Swakopmund. You may wish to book an optional day tour (for own account) in Swakopmund (guided tour through the Mondesa township, quad-biking, sand-boarding; a scenic flight over the Skeleton coast or a catamaran cruise in Walvis Bay). Many optional activities are on offer (for own account): visit the aquarium, various museums or the crystal gallery. [B]

Day Eight

Another day at leisure to enjoy the splendours and many attractions of Swakopmund (unguided). There is a possibility of meeting fellow travellers at dinner who will be joining the tour in Swakopmund. [BD]

Day Nine

Depart early morning and travel on the salt road towards Henties Bay, past salt pans and an array of bird life, to Damaraland, one of the most scenic areas in Namibia. Visit Twyfelfontein, a site of ancient rock engravings and the Organ Pipes, a distinctive series of dolerite pillars that have been exposed by erosion. Arrive at your lodge during the late afternoon. [B + LP +D]

Day Ten

The morning is at leisure, to relax at the lodge until lunchtime. In the afternoon, join a sun downer drive in the Aba Huab River and possibly encounter the desert dwelling elephants (seasonal). These elephants are not a distinct species but are African bush elephants that have made their homes in the Namib and Sahara deserts. They were once more widespread in Africa, but are currently found only in Namibia and Mali. [BLD]

Day Eleven

After breakfast, depart Damaraland and journey to the Etosha National Park. Visit a Damara village near Twyfelfontein and learn more about the culture and tradition of this half-nomadic people. Continue via the little town of Outjo. Lunch stop en route (lunch will be for own account) - possibly meet fellow guests joining the Etosha tour. From there continue to Etosha National Park. Arrive in the early afternoon and undertake your first game drive, in your closed touring vehicle, into the park. [BD]

Day Twelve

The morning will be spent in the Etosha National Park, exploring the waterholes along this enormous saltpan, in your closed touring vehicle. Return to the lodge for lunch (lunch for own account). There will be another opportunity in the afternoon for a game drive (in the closed touring vehicle) in the Etosha National park. There are close to 114 species of mammal in Etosha, including the black faced impala and the threatened black and white rhino. The Etosha Pan (a flat calcrete depression), contains water only after very good rains and sometimes only for a few days each year, but is enough to stimulate the growth of a blue green algae which lures thousands of flamingos. [BD]

Day Thirteen

Enjoy a full day exploring this world famous National Park, in your closed touring vehicle. Your guide will introduce you to the complex subject of managing such an enormous reserve, that’s considered to be one of the world’s great wildlife sanctuaries. There will be an opportunity to buy a take away lunch at one of the rest camps inside the Etosha National Park (lunch for own account). [BD]

Day Fourteen

After breakfast, travel south towards Otjiwarongo. Continue towards Windhoek via Okahandja where we will visit a local handicraft market. Tour ends on arrival in Windhoek late afternoon. [B]

Day One - Departing Windhoek

Depart Windhoek and drive via Rehoboth into the Kalahari Desert for overnight.

Day One - Departing Windhoek

Day One - Departing Windhoek

Depart Windhoek and drive via Rehoboth into the Kalahari Desert for overnight.

Day One Accommodation

Day One - Kalahari Desert

Depart Windhoek and drive to the Kalahari Desert, via the small town of Rehoboth, a community that still lives according to their paternal laws dating back to 1872. The Kalahari Desert is not a desert in the strictest sense of the word, as it receives too much rainfall. It’s only the vast expanses of sand, through which precipitation filters rapidly, leaving nothing on the surface, that have made the Kalahari into the “thirst land” that early European settlers described. Enjoy a scenic, sunset nature drive in an open safari vehicle before dinner. [D]

 

Your Accommodation Options:

Kalahari Anib Lodge

Kalahari Anib Lodge

Relax in a lush green oasis in the midst of vibrant red Kalahari sand dunes.

Day Two Accommodation

Day Two - Fish River Canyon

After breakfast, drive through the Kalahari region and visit the Quiver Tree Forest near Keetmanshoop. The forest was declared a national monument of Namibia and comprises of about 250 specimens of Aloe dichotoma, which the San people used to make quivers. A short stop will be made in Keetmanshoop, with lunch en route that will be for your own account. Visit the Naute Dam, Namibia’s third largest dam. Stretch your legs with an easy walk to a nearby mountain and enjoy a complimentary drink as you watch the sunset. [BD]

Your Accommodation Options:

Cañon Roadhouse

Cañon Roadhouse

20 kilometres before the main viewpoint of the Fish River Canyon, you’ll find the Cañon Roadhouse, a characterful, comfortable and caring establishment with a charming cult-car theme.

Day Three Accommodation

Day Three - Aus

This morning we travel to the spectacular Fish River Canyon, the largest canyon in Africa. It features a gigantic ravine, in total about 160km long, up to 27km wide and in some places 550m deep. Our journey continues to Aus with lunch en route (for own account). En route you might see the desert adapted Wild Horses of the Namib. These horses hold an irresistible fascination, as they managed to adapt to the harsh conditions of the desert. Enjoy spectacular scenery of the Aus Mountains on an unguided walk and a scenic sun downer drive in the afternoon (for own account). [BD]

Your Accommodation Options:

Desert Horse Inn, Aus

Desert Horse Inn, Aus

Situated in the spectacular Aus Mountains on the private Klein Aus Nature Reserve, this lodge offers comfortable, safari-style accommodation, caring service and great dining, as well as stunning southern Namibia vistas you will never forget.

Day Four Accommodation

Day Four - Maltahöhe

Today you’ll be spoilt with ever-changing vistas of the desert landscapes when driving along the most beautiful district road in Namibia, the D707 (road conditions permitting). Visit Duwiseb Castle, a grand medieval fortress, built in the hills of the semi-arid Southern Namib region. Learn more about the Castle’s fascinating history, before continuing to your lodge, arriving in the early afternoon. [BD]

Your Accommodation Options:

Hammerstein Lodge & Rest Camp

Hammerstein Lodge & Rest Camp

Halfway between the Namibian Desert seaside towns of Lüderitz and Swakopmund, the Hammerstein Lodge & Rest Camp nestles between the scenic Nubib and Tsaris Mountains.

Day Five Accommodation

Day Five - Namib Naukluft Park

Today will be an early start to explore the spectacular towering dunes of Sossusvlei and Dead Vlei, another pan where water once flowed, but all that remains today are the skeletons of trees that reach up out of the cracked earth. Enjoy a drive in 4x4 vehicles into the heart of the Namib Desert. Visit the rugged Sesriem Canyon where you can view millions of years of sedimentary layers in the ravine walls. Views from the top are breathtaking while walks through the canyon reveal distinct geographical layers which were laid down over centuries. Travel past the impressive Namib Naukluft Mountains to your lodge. [BD]

Your Accommodation Options:

Namib Naukluft Lodge

Namib Naukluft Lodge

Set in a stunning 25 000 hectare private nature reserve bordering the world-renowned Namib Naukluft Park, this lodge offer s a great desert experience that is unique, peaceful and nature-loving.

Day Six, Day Seven & Day Eight Accommodation

Day Six, Day Seven & Day Eight - Swakopmund

Day Six

After breakfast, drive through Kuiseb Canyon and continue towards Walvis Bay, Namibia’s largest commercial port. Enjoy an opportunity for lunch in Walvis Bay (for own account). The Walvis Bay Lagoon is considered one of the richest and most important wetlands in southern Africa, with prolific birdlife and diverse species. Our journey continues to Swakopmund, a city that resembles a small German town, with seaside promenades, restaurants, cafes and museums. Enjoy a sun downer drive to the Moon Landscape, a barren, undulating rocky desert which was formed by the valleys of the Swakop River. Enjoy a complimentary sun downer, whilst absorbing the rugged beauty of this lunar landscape. [BD]

Day Seven

Day at leisure to explore Swakopmund (unguided).

Explore the quaint town of Swakopmund. You may wish to book an optional day tour (for own account) in Swakopmund (guided tour through the Mondesa township, quad-biking, sand-boarding; a scenic flight over the Skeleton coast or a catamaran cruise in Walvis Bay). Many optional activities are on offer (for own account): visit the aquarium, various museums or the crystal gallery. [B]

Day Eight

Another day at leisure to enjoy the splendours and many attractions of Swakopmund (unguided). Enjoy the splendours and many attractions of Swakopmund. There is a possibility of meeting fellow travellers at dinner who will be joining the tour in Swakopmund. [BD]

Your Accommodation Options:

Brigadoon Guest House, Swakopmund

Brigadoon Guest House, Swakopmund

Situated just 200 metres from Swakopmund’s  main beach, this guesthouse offers stylish en suite rooms with all modern conveniences and a private patio overlooking a peaceful, lush garden.

Day Nine Day Ten Accommodation

Day Nine - Damaraland

Depart early morning and travel on the salt road towards Henties Bay, past salt pans and an array of bird life, to Damaraland, one of the most scenic areas in Namibia. Visit Twyfelfontein, a site of ancient rock engravings and the Organ Pipes, a distinctive series of dolerite pillars that have been exposed by erosion. Arrive at your lodge during the late afternoon. [B + LP +D]

Day Ten - Damaraland

The morning is at leisure, to relax at the lodge until lunchtime. In the afternoon, join a sun downer drive in the Aba Huab River and possibly encounter the desert dwelling elephants (seasonal). These elephants are not a distinct species but are African bush elephants that have made their homes in the Namib and Sahara deserts. They were once more widespread in Africa, but are currently found only in Namibia and Mali. [BLD]

Your Accommodation Options:

Twyfelfontein Country Lodge

Twyfelfontein Country Lodge

Set in the picturesque, ancient Huab valley, this natural stone and thatch lodge sensitively blends in with the stunning mountains and plains.

Day Eleven Day Twelve Accommodation

Day Eleven - Etosha National Park

After breakfast, depart Damaraland and journey to the Etosha National Park. Visit a Damara village near Twyfelfontein and learn more about the culture and tradition of this half-nomadic people. Continue via the little town of Outjo. Lunch stop en route (lunch will be for own account) - possibly meet fellow guests joining the Etosha tour. From there continue to Etosha National Park. Arrive in the early afternoon and undertake your first game drive, in your closed touring vehicle, into the park. [BD]

Day Twelve - Etosha National Park

The morning will be spent in the Etosha National Park, exploring the waterholes along this enormous saltpan, in your closed touring vehicle. Return to the lodge for lunch (lunch for own account). There will be another opportunity in the afternoon for a game drive (in the closed touring vehicle) in the Etosha National park. There are close to 114 species of mammal in Etosha, including the black faced impala and the threatened black and white rhino. The Etosha Pan (a flat calcrete depression), contains water only after very good rains and sometimes only for a few days each year, but is enough to stimulate the growth of a blue green algae which lures thousands of flamingos. [BD]

Your Accommodation Options:

Etosha Safari Camp

Etosha Safari Camp

Etosha Safari Camp is conveniently situated just 10 kilometres from world-renowned Etosha National Park

Day Thirteen Accommodation

Day Thirteen - Etosha National Park

Enjoy a full day exploring this world famous National Park, in your closed touring vehicle. Your guide will introduce you to the complex subject of managing such an enormous reserve, that’s considered to be one of the world’s great wildlife sanctuaries. There will be an opportunity to buy a take away lunch at one of the rest camps inside the Etosha National Park (lunch for own account). [BD]

Your Accommodation Options:

Mokuti Etosha Lodge

Mokuti Etosha Lodge

This luxury safari lodge is just 2 kilometres from the Eastern entrance of Etosha National Park and is set in its own adjoining private reserve.

Day Fourteen

Day Fourteen - Windhoek

After breakfast, travel south towards Otjiwarongo. Continue towards Windhoek via Okahandja where we will visit a local handicraft market. Tour ends on arrival in Windhoek late afternoon. [B]

Your Accommodation Options:

Day One

Kalahari Anib Lodge

Relax in a lush green oasis in the midst of vibrant red Kalahari sand dunes. Begin the day with a hearty buffet-style breakfast and then relax in the shaded courtyard and take a dip in the swimming pool. Alternatively, while away the time in the restaurant or bar, spend it watching vultures and marabou storks, or explore the Kalahari on foot by following one of the hiking trails.


Day Two

Cañon Roadhouse

20 kilometres before the main viewpoint of the Fish River Canyon, you’ll find the Cañon Roadhouse, a characterful, comfortable and caring establishment with a charming cult-car theme. The individually-decorated en-suite rooms are gathered around an inner courtyard, creating an ambiance of tranquil homeliness. The theme à la carte restaurant and bar are innovatively decorated with old car parts found in the area, and this unusual creativity seems to inspire a fantastic atmosphere for the sharing and telling of traveller’s yarns. A large terrace accommodates summer-night dining under a dazzling array of stars. The large swimming pool and sun deck surrounded by indigenous succulent gardens offers welcome relaxation and respite from the desert heat.


Day Three

Desert Horse Inn, Aus

Situated in the spectacular Aus Mountains on the private Klein Aus Nature Reserve, this lodge offers comfortable, safari-style accommodation, caring service and great dining, as well as stunning southern Namibia vistas you will never forget.  Relax with a sundowner on the wooden deck and watch the extraordinary changing colours of a Namibian sunset, before enjoying an excellent dinner in the restaurant and perhaps a night-cap in the bar or lounge.  The rooms are spacious with private bathrooms, exceptional views, ceiling fans, mosquito nets and other modern conveniences.  The legendary wild horses of Namibia are regularly sighted in the vicinity.


Day Four

Hammerstein Lodge & Rest Camp

Halfway between the Namib Desert seaside towns of Lüderitz and Swakopmund, the Hammerstein Lodge & Rest Camp nestles between the scenic Nubib and Tsaris Mountains.  Accommodation is in comfortable en suite rooms and the lodge offers dining, a bar and relaxation around a sparkling swimming pool.


Day Five

Namib Naukluft Lodge

Set in a stunning 25 000 hectare private nature reserve bordering the world-renowned Namib Naukluft Park, this lodge offers a great desert experience that is unique, peaceful and nature-loving.  Tucked against the impressive granite hills, every room offers spectacular views across the open desert plains.  All rooms are en suite, with air conditioning, private verandas and fridges.  Traditional meals are served on the scenic veranda or in the open-air lapa.  Guests can relax in the local African craft-inspired lounge or the friendly bar, or cool off in the sparkling swimming pool.


Day Six, Day Seven & Day Eight

Brigadoon Guest House, Swakopmund

Situated just 200 metres from Swakopmund’s  main beach, this guesthouse offers stylish en suite rooms with all modern conveniences and a private patio overlooking a peaceful, lush garden.  Excellent restaurants, a heated swimming pool and many places of interest in the town are within easy walking distance.


Day Nine, 

Day Ten

Twyfelfontein Country Lodge

Set in the picturesque, ancient Huab valley, this natural stone and thatch lodge sensitively blends in with the stunning mountains and plains. The surrounding Twyfelfontein Uibasen Conservancy, a UNESCO World Heritage Site holds a wealth of Khoikoi rock engravings and paintings. Accommodation is in comfortable en suite rooms, and there is a lounge, open dining room and friendly bar. Guests can relax around the sparkling swimming pool.


Day Eleven, 

Day Twelve

Etosha Safari Camp

Etosha Safari Camp is conveniently situated just 10 kilometres from world-renowned Etosha National Park. Perched on a small hill, each uniquely designed en-suite safari-bungalow promises comfort at all times. Beds are covered with spacious mosquito nets and the gauzed windows provide optimal air circulation. Meals are served in a rustic farm style restaurant at the foot of the hill and here you can also refresh yourself in the swimming pool, make use of the internet cafe or enjoy one of the walking trails that surround the camp.


Day Thirteen

Mokuti Etosha Lodge

This luxury safari lodge is just 2 kilometres from the Eastern entrance of Etosha National Park and is set in its own adjoining private reserve. Accommodation is in spacious rooms with African-inspired décor, en suite facilities, a sitting room, private veranda and modern conveniences. The lodge offers excellent dining experiences in both the restaurant and under the stars in the boma. There are two bars where you can enjoy sundowners or a nightcap. Relax around the sparkling swimming pool or get some exercise on one of the 2 floodlit Tennis courts situated in the bush. The lodge also offers a Fitness Centre and luxury Spa.


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