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Namibia Northern Odyssey

Namibia Northern Odyssey

Tour Code: SWN7
7 Days/6 Nights

01/11/2017 - 31/10/2018

From N$ 29 800.00
Rate is per person sharing
Single Rate N$ 32 350.00
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Namibia Northern Odyssey

Venture into Namibia’s Wild Heartland

There’s an astonishing amount of diverse life in Namibia’s dry landscapes. Plants and animals, people and their cultures have uniquely adapted to succeed in the remote, arid reaches of the country. Travel from the desert coast on a route north into the Kunene region, also known Damaraland, where you could possibly encounter desert elephant. Explore the world-famous Etosha National Park with its abundance of animal and bird life.

Highlights

  • Extraordinary and highly photogenic geological marvels such as Moon Valley, the Organ Pipes and Burnt Mountain
  • Ancient and traditional African culture preserved in mountain Rock Art galleries and a present-day Damara village
  • Exceptional Big 5 game viewing in the picturesque African savannah around the vast, shimmering Etosha salt pan
  • Combine Namibia Northern Odyssey with Namibia Southern Odyssey to form 14 day Classic Namibia

 


Tour Departs:

Selected Departure Dates:

20/11/2017
18/12/2017
22/01/2018
12/02/2018 • 26/02/2018
12/03/2018 • 26/03/2018
16/04/2018 • 30/04/2018
14/05/2018 • 28/05/2018
11/06/2018 • 25/06/2018
09/07/2018 • 16/07/2018 • 30/07/2018
06/08/2018 • 13/08/2018 • 27/08/2018
03/09/2018 • 10/09/2018 • 24/09/2018
08/10/2018 • 15/10/2018 • 29/10/2018

Tour Notes:

Minimum 2 guests

Dual language German/English commentary

The detailed itinerary supplied is for the 2018 season

Tour can be combined with Namibia Southern Odyssey with 2 full days in Swakopmund

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 4 & 5 (subject to availability at the time of booking) at an additional cost:

NAD 770.00 per person sharing
NAD 950.00 per single person

Tour Includes

6 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 lunch pack, 6 dinners, accommodation, bottled water on board, transport in air-conditioned vehicles, porterage, entrance fees and sightseeing as specified

Day One - Depart Windhoek

Depart Windhoek and travel to the coast. Visit a craft market in Okahandja and enjoy a short lunch stop en route at Karibib or Usakos (for own account). Enjoy a visit to Goanikontes and the Moon Landscape, a barren, undulating rocky desert which was formed by the valleys of the Swakop River.

Day One - Arrive in Swakopmund

Arrive in Swakopmund, a quaint seaside town, in the late afternoon. Possibly meet fellow guests at dinner that will join the tour in Swakopmund. [D]

Day Two

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 Three

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 Four

After breakfast, depart Damaraland and journey to the Etosha National Park. Visit a Damara village near Twyfelfontein and learn more about the culture and the tradition of this half-nomadic people. Continue via the little town of Outjo. Lunch stop (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 Five

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 Six

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 Seven

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 - Depart Windhoek

Depart Windhoek and travel to the coast. Visit a craft market in Okahandja and enjoy a short lunch stop en route at Karibib or Usakos (for own account). Enjoy a visit to Goanikontes and the Moon Landscape, a barren, undulating rocky desert which was formed by the valleys of the Swakop River.

Day One - Depart Windhoek

Day One - Depart Windhoek

Depart Windhoek and travel to the coast. Visit a craft market in Okahandja and enjoy a short lunch stop en route at Karibib or Usakos (for own account). Enjoy a visit to Goanikontes and the Moon Landscape, a barren, undulating rocky desert which was formed by the valleys of the Swakop River.

Day One - Arrive in Swakopmund Accommodation

Day One - Arrive in Swakopmund

Arrive in Swakopmund, a quaint seaside town, in the late afternoon. Possibly meet fellow guests at dinner that will join the tour in Swakopmund. [D]

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 Two Day Three Accommodation

Day Two - 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 Three - 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]

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 Four Day Five Accommodation

Day Four - 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 the tradition of this half-nomadic people. Continue via the little town of Outjo. Lunch stop (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 Five - 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]

Etosha Safari Camp

Etosha Safari Camp

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

Day Six Accommodation

Day Six - 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]

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 Seven

Day Seven - 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]

Day One - Arrive in 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.  Excellent restaurants, a heated swimming pool and many places of interest in the town are within easy walking distance.


Day Two, 

Day Three

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 Four, 

Day Five

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 Six

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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