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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
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Classic Namibia

Journey through the epic landscapes of Namibia

This wide-ranging 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.

Highlights

  • Exploring the highlights of southern Namibia including the Kalahari and Namib Deserts, and the spectacular Fish River canyon
  • Enjoying Namibia’s popular seaside town, Swakopmund, with its wide range of leisure and adventure activities
  • Experiencing the highlights of northern Namibia including the World Heritage Site, Twyfelfontein, and the world-renowned Etosha National Park

Tour Departs:

Saturday, selected departure dates

Tour Notes:

Minimum 2 guests. Dual language German/English commentary. Game drives in Etosha are in closed vehicles. Open vehicle game drives are optional and for own account.

2016 SEASON: Option to upgrade to Etosha Safari Lodge on days 11 and 12 (at an additional cost)

Tour Includes

13 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 lunch pack, 12 dinners, 13 nights’ accommodation, porterage, transport and sightseeing as specified

Day One - Departing Windhoek

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

Day One

A scenic drive will be undertaken towards sunset (in open vehicles). [D]

Day Two

Visit a Quiver tree forest near Keetmanshoop. Continue via Naute Dam to the northern fringes of Fish River Canyon. Overnight near Fish River. [BD]

Day Three

After breakfast, travel to the Hobas Campsite, an entrance to the Fish River Canyon to view the Canyons’ most spectacular northern fringes. Continue to Aus with the possibility to enjoy lunch en route (for own account). See desert adapted horses on entering Namib Desert. Enjoy spectacular scenery of the Aus Mountains on an unguided walk. Scenic sundowner drive in the afternoon (for own account). [BD]

Day Four

Optional excursion (own account) to Kolmanskop possible – enquire with your guide regarding the rate (minimum of 4 guests). See the ever-changing vistas of the desert landscapes when driving along the most beautiful district road in Namibia, the D707 (road conditions permitting). Lodge in the early afternoon. Overnight Maltahöhe region. [BD]

Day Five

Early start to visit Sossusvlei, where we will undertake a drive with 4x4 vehicles into the heart of the Namib Desert. Climb into the gorge of Sesriem Canyon before you travel past the impressive Namib Naukluft Mountains to your lodge. [BD]

Day Six, Seven & Eight

Day Six

Drive through Kuiseb Canyon and continue towards Walvis Bay at the coast. Lunch in Walvis Bay (for own account). Visit Walvis Bay Lagoon to view seabirds. Travel to Swakopmund. Enjoy a sundowner drive to Moon Landscape in the afternoon. [BD]

Day Seven

Day at leisure to explore Swakopmund (unguided).

Explore lovely Swakopmund. You may wish to book an optional day tour (for own account) in Swakopmund (guided tour through historical town or the Mondesa township, quad-biking, sand-boarding; Living Desert Tour, scenic flight over Skeleton coast or catamaran or boat cruise at Walvis Bay). Many optional activities are on offer (for own account): visit aquarium, museum or crystal gallery, and many more. [B]

Day Eight

Another day at leisure to enjoy the splendours and many attractions of Swakopmund. Possibly meet at dinner fellow travellers who join the tour in Swakopmund. [BD]

Day Nine

Depart early morning on the salt road towards Henties Bay, past some pans and an array of bird life. Visit Twyfelfontein and the Organ Pipes on way into Damaraland. Lunch packs en route. We will arrive at the lodge in Damaraland during the late afternoon. [BD + LP]

Day Ten

Morning at leisure. Have lunch at the lodge and in the afternoon join a sun downer drive in the Aba Huab River and possibly encounter the desert dwelling elephants (seasonal). [BLD]

Day Eleven

Leave Damaraland. Visit a Damara village to learn about the 'lost culture' of the Damara, one of the oldest nations in Namibia. Continue via the little town of Outjo. Lunch stop (for own account) - possibly meet fellow passengers joining the Etosha tour. From there continue to Etosha National Park. Arrive in the early afternoon and undertake your first game drive into the park in a closed vehicle (open vehicle game drives are optional and for own account). [BD]

Day Twelve

The entire day will be spent in the park, exploring the waterholes along this enormous saltpan in a closed vehicle game drive (open vehicle game drives are optional and for own account). Lunch stop at one of the rest camps (lunch for own account). [BD]

Day Thirteen

Another day of explorations in this world famous National Park in a closed vehicle game drive (open vehicle game drives are optional and for own account). Your guide will introduce you to the complex subject of managing such an enormous reserve. Lunch stop at one of the rest camps (lunch for own account).  Overnight preferably near or in the Etosha National Park. [BD]

Day Fourteen

Depart the Lodge or camp and 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

A scenic drive will be undertaken towards sunset (in open vehicles).

 

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

Visit a Quiver tree forest near Keetmanshoop. Continue via Naute Dam to the northern fringes of Fish River Canyon. Overnight near Fish River. [BD]

Caňon Roadhouse

Caňon Roadhouse

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

Day Three Accommodation

Day Three - Aus

After breakfast, travel to the Hobas Campsite, an entrance to the Fish River Canyon to view the Canyons’ most spectacular northern fringes. Continue to Aus and visit the Aus Information Centre.

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 - Kolmanskop

Optional excursion (own account) to Kolmanskop possible – enquire with your guide regarding the rate (minimum of 4 guests). See the ever-changing vistas of the desert landscapes when driving along the most beautiful district road in Namibia, the D707 (road conditions permitting).

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 - Sossusvlei

Early start to visit Sossusvlei, where we will undertake a drive with 4x4 vehicles into the heart of the Namib Desert. Climb into the gorge of Sesriem Canyon before you travel past the impressive Namib Naukluft Mountains to your lodge.

Namib Naukluft Lodge, Namib Naukluft Park

Namib Naukluft Lodge, Namib Naukluft Park

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, Seven & Eight Accommodation

Day Six, Seven & Eight - Swakopmund

Day Six
Drive through Kuiseb Canyon and continue towards Walvis Bay at the coast. Lunch in Walvis Bay (for own account). Visit Walvis Bay Lagoon to view seabirds. Travel to Swakopmund.

Day Seven
Day at leisure to explore Swakopmund (unguided).

Day Eight
Another day at leisure to enjoy the splendours and many attractions of Swakopmund. Possibly meet at dinner fellow travellers who join the tour in Swakopmund. [BD]

 

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 - Twyfelfontein

Depart early morning on the salt road towards Henties Bay, past some pans and an array of bird life. Visit Twyfelfontein and the Organ Pipes on way into Damaraland. Lunch packs en route. We will arrive at the lodge in Damaraland during the late afternoon. [BD + LP]

Day Ten - Damaraland

Optional morning guided hiking trail where you are introduced to the rich flora and fauna of the area. Have lunch at the lodge and in the afternoon join a sun downer drive in the Aba Huab River and possibly encounter the desert dwelling elephants (seasonal).

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

Leave Damaraland. Visit a Damara village near Kamanjab. Here you can learn about the 'lost culture' of the Damara, one of the oldest nations in Namibia. Continue via the little town of Outjo. Lunch stop (for own account) - possibly meet fellow passengers joining the Etosha tour.

Day Twelve - Etosha National Park

The entire day will be spent in the park, exploring the waterholes along this enormous saltpan. Lunch stop at one of the rest camps (lunch for own account).

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

Another day of explorations in this world famous National Park. Your guide will introduce you to the complex subject of managing such an enormous reserve. Lunch stop at one of the rest camps .

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

Depart the Lodge or camp and 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.

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

Caňon Roadhouse

20 kilometres before the main viewpoint of the Fish River Canyon, you’ll find the Caňon 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, Namib Naukluft Park

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, Seven & 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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