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Namibia’s Treasure Box
Starting fromN$ 111 751 per person

Travel through the Kalahari region of Namibia to the Fish River Canyon and on to the Aus and the ghost town of Kolmanskop. No visit to Namibia should be without a stay in the Namib Desert where a visit is made to Sossusvlei. Via Swakopmund to Damaraland with it’s wealth of rock engravings and desert adapted species. Further north we travel through Kaokoland, visit the nomadic Himba people and spend time in the tranquil setting of Epupa Falls on the Kunene River. Turning southward spend time on a private concession as well as within Etosha National Park where a wide variety of fauna and flora is to be seen. This wonderful journey through Namibia ends with a few nights at the Cheetah Conservation Fund.

Duration:
26 Days / 25 Nights
Group Size:
Minimum 1
Vehicles used:

1 - 4 guests – Toyota Fortuner 4x4 / similar

Included

  • Accommodation as indicated in the itinerary.
  • Vehicle inclusions:  Unlimited kilometres | Premium cover | contract fee | tyre & glass damage | airport transfers | 1-2 spare tyres | Unlimited additional drivers
  • Transfers from/to airport
  • VAT + Tourism Levy
  • Activities as specified in program

Excluded

  • Fuel
  • Vehicle exclusions:  One-way drop-off fees | additional equipment | fines & fine handling fee | lost key call out fee | fuel.   Credit Card Block NAD2500.00
  • Meals other than specified
  • Additional activities not specified in program 
  • Park /Entrance Fees (NAD150.00 per person & NAD50.00 per vehicle per day) & sightseeing fees – prices subject to change.
  • All beverages (bottled water, juices, soft drinks & alcoholic drinks, snacks etc)
  • International & regional flights and Airport Taxes (if applicable)
  • Travel Insurance
  • All expenses of a personal nature
  • A valid driver’s license is required for all drivers. If this license is not printed in English it must be accompanied by an International Driver’s License or an EU drivers licence is also acceptable.

 

Itinerary

Day 1 - Windhoek International airport - City

Route:      Windhoek Hosea Kutako International airport - City
Distance: 48 km

Journey: on arrival at Windhoek International airport you will be met and transferred to your overnight accommodation in the City.

Day 2 - Windhoek - Bagatelle Kalahari Game Ranch

Route:      Windhoek to Bagatelle Kalahari Game Ranch
Distance: 265 km

Journey: Your vehicle will be delivered to you this morning. Leaving Windhoek head south passing through the town of Rehoboth, your destination for today is a private Reserve situated on the edge of the southern Kalahari are of Namibia, this is an area of mixed tree and shrub savannah crisscrossed by red sand dunes – quite different to the Namib Desert.

Included Meals

Breakfast
Dinner

Day 3 - Bagatelle to Fish River Lodge

Route:      Bagatelle to Fish River Lodge
Distance: 452 km

Journey: An early morning start as you travel down to Keetmanshoop, the original population of the town by a Nama tribe reaches back to the end of the 18th century, proceed on to the Fish River region.

Included Meals

Breakfast
Dinner

Day 4 - Fish River Lodge

Experience an amazing variety of geological features as you journey into the depths of the second largest canyon in the world. See rough limestone, shiny quartzite, fine shale and dramatic fault lines. Catch your breath as you take in the dramatic views of the river before descending into the base of the canyon for refreshments by the river. The activity includes a delicious light lunch on returning from the Rock Pools. The excursion is approximately 7 hours

Included Meals

Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner

Day 5 -  Fish River Lodge - Aus

Route:     Fish River Lodge - Aus
Distance: 225 km

Journey: After breakfast bid farewell to the Fish River Canyon as you head to the settlement of Aus.

Included Meals

Breakfast
Dinner

Day 6 - Aus

There are a range of activities you could do today from taking a morning trip to Lüderitz and viewing Kolmanskop (Ghost town), or participating in one of the activities the lodge has to offer.

Included Meals

Breakfast
Dinner

Day 7 - Aus to Namib Nauklfut Park – Hoodia Desert Lodge

Route:      Aus to Namib Nauklfut Park – Hoodia Desert Lodge
Distance: 363 km

Journey: Today you will be spending time travelling through the southern Namib, passing rural communities on the way. This is a bleak, harsh and forbidding landscape yet we come across some open savannah and farms before encountering the dunes of the Namib Desert. Aim to arrive at the Lodge with sufficient time for you to check in before heading out on the sundowner drive.

Included Meals

Breakfast
Dinner

Day 8 - Namib Desert

Hoodia Desert Lodge Sossusvlei Tour features a professionally guided tour to Sossusvlei. Visitors will discover the world of dunes, the vleis and photographic beauty of the desert. As a highlight of the tour, visitors will enjoy an exclusive dune lunch with fine wines, delicious food and ice cold beverages. The experience ends with a hike to the Sesriem Canyon and back to the Hoodia Desert Lodge in the 4X4 safari vehicle in the late afternoon.

Included Meals

Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner

Day 9 - Hoodia Desert Lodge - Swakopmund

Route:      Hoodia Desert Lodge - Swakopmund
Distance: 345 km

Journey: Leave the Sesiem area to the settlement of Solitaire, not far north of this we cross the Tropic of Capricorn. The surrounds of the Gaub and Kuiseb Canyons provide good geological phenomenon, in addition you may see the elusive Mountain Zebra before travelling across the gravel plains of the Namib Desert with its endless horizons, your destination the Atlantic Ocean and coastal town of Swakopmund.

Included Meals

Breakfast

Day 10 - Swakopmund, Sandwich Harbour

Located roughly 50 kilometres from Walvis Bay, Sandwich Harbour is a natural lagoon framed by sand dunes on one side and the Atlantic Ocean on the other. It is a prime angling and bird-watching site, with countless sea birds coming to feed on the rich fish population, including rare white pelican and vivid flocks of pink flamingos.

 

Included Meals

Breakfast

Day 11 - Swakopmund, marine cruise

Marine Cruise to Pelican Point and Walvis Bay’s beautiful bay area. The chances of encountering dolphins, whales, turtles, seals and Mola Mola (sunfish) make the search for the marine big 5 and adventurous tour by enjoying sparkling wine, fresh oysters and other mouth-watering snacks aboard the spacious and comfortable catamarans.

Included Meals

Breakfast

Day 12 - Swakopmund - Mowani Mountain Camp

Route:      Swakopmund - Mowani Mountain Camp
Distance: 323 km

Journey: Travel north along the coastline to Cape Cross Seal Reserve, home to between eighty and one hundred thousand Fur seals, endemic to southern Africa they are commonly known as “eared seals”. Leaving the coast behind we cross the plains heading to the old mining town of Uis, Your travels will take you past the Brandberg Mountain as you head into Damaraland, an area characterised by its rocky and rugged landscapes of rough, fascinating beauty. Aim to arrive into camp with sufficient time before setting off on a sundowner drive which meanders around the surrounding areas with spectacular views of the dunes, open plains and rock formations, ending high up on a koppi for the most spectacular African sunset.

Included Meals

Breakfast
Dinner

Day 13 - Damaraland

Mowani Mountain Camp Elephant and Dune Drive in the morning with an afternoon visit to Twyfelfontein with its wealth of ancient rock engravings and the wonders of the Organ Pipes are shown to guests by guides.

Included Meals

Breakfast
Dinner

Day 14 - Mowani Mountain Camp - Opuwo Country Lodge

Route:      Mowani Mountain Camp - Opuwo Country Lodge
Distance: 465 km

Journey: Via Khorixas and Kamanjab, this route may mean backtracking again in a few days yet is half tarmac driving so time-wise a bit of saving.

Included Meals

Breakfast

Day 15 - Opuwo Country Lodge - Epupa Falls Lodge

Route:      Opuwo Country Lodge - Epupa Falls Lodge
Distance: 180 km

Journey: Leaving Opuwo head northwards to the Kunene River and Epupa Falls - Angola is across the river.

Included Meals

Breakfast
Dinner

Day 16 - Kaokoland

This morning you take a drive to a nearby Himba settlement returning to the lodge for lunch.

Included Meals

Breakfast
Dinner

Day 17 - Epupa Falls Lodge - Hobatere Lodge

Route:      Epupa Falls Lodge - Hobatere Lodge
Distance: 375 km

Journey: Return to the town of Opuwo and then head due south to a private concession situated outside the western boundary fence of Etosha National Park.  

 

Included Meals

Breakfast
Dinner

Day 18 - Hobatere

Morning OR afternoon game drive. Night drive with spotlight.

Included Meals

Breakfast
Dinner

Day 19 - Hobatere Lodge - Okaukuejo Resort

Route:      Hobatere Lodge - Okaukuejo Resort
Distance: 180 km

Journey: a morning game drive as you exit the Concession area, a short drive takes you to the Otjovosandu entrance gate to the Etosha National Park. Game view your way through this previously restricted area to Okaukuejo Resort.

Included Meals

Breakfast

Day 20 - Etosha National Park

Full day in the Okaukuejo region on morning and afternoon game drives in your touring vehicle.

Included Meals

Breakfast

Day 21 - Okaukuejo Resort - Mushara Lodge

Route:      Okaukuejo Resort - Mushara Lodge
Distance: Game drive

Journey: today we are flexible depending on your requirements. The day can unfold by heading out at dawn into the Okaukuejo area for a game drive, returning for breakfast before packing the vehicle and heading off towards Namutoni. Alternatively up early, pack vehicle, quick breakfast and head off.
Stop to stretch legs at Halali or have lunch here. Exit the National Park and drive the short distance to Mushara Lodge.

Included Meals

Breakfast
Dinner

Day 22 - Mushara Lodge / Etosha National Park

Mushara Lodge Afternoon Game Drive in Etosha National Park

Included Meals

Breakfast
Dinner

Day 23 - Mushara Lodge - Cheetah view lodge CCF

Route:      Mushara Lodge - Cheetah view lodge CCF
Distance: 300 km

Journey: leaving the Etosha National Park behind you, travel via the mining town of Tsumeb and south towards Otjiwarongo turning off to the Cheetah Conservation Fund.

Included Meals

Breakfast
Dinner

Day 24 - Cheetah Conservation Fund

Cheetah Conservation Fund Cheetah Drive and Cheetah Conservation Fund Cheetah Run.

Included Meals

Breakfast
Dinner

Day 25 - Cheetah view lodge CCF - Windhoek

Route:      Cheetah view lodge CCF - Windhoek
Distance: 295 km

Journey: travels today return you to the city of Windhoek, via Otjiwarongo and Okahandja.

Included Meals

Breakfast

Day 26 - Windhoek - Windhoek International Airport

Transfer to Windhoek Hosea Kutako International airport.

Included Meals

Breakfast
Start Accommodation Destination Basis Room type Duration
Day 1 Galton House Windhoek B + B Twin 1 night
Day 2 Bagatelle Kalahari DBB Twin 1 night
Day 3 Fish River Lodge Fish River Canyon DBB + FB Twin 2 nights
Day 5 Eagles Nest Aus DBB Twin 2 nights
Day 7 Hoodia Desert Lodge Namib Desert DBB + FB Twin 2 nights
Day 9 The Stiltz Swakopmund BB Twin 3 nights
Day 12 Mowani Mountain Camp Twyfelfontein DBB Twin 2 nights
Day 14 Opuwo Country Lodge Opuwo BB Twin 1 night
Day 15 Epupa Falls Lodge Epupa DBB Twin 2 nights
Day 17 Hobatere Lodge outer western Etosha DBB Twin 2 nights
Day 19 Okaukuejo Resort Etosha National Park BB Twin 2 nights
Day 21 Mushara Lodge outer eastern Etosha BB Twin 2 nights
Day 23 Cheetah View Lodge Cheetah Conservation Fund DBB Twin 2 nights
Day 25 Galton House Windhoek BB Twin 1 night
Day 26 Depart Namibia        
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