27Mar

self drive or fly-in tour ofNamibia

This tour can be offered as a Self-drive or Fly-in travel package

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Highlights: Jewels of Namibia (JN)

world’s highest dunes on earth at Sossusvlei and Dead Vlei
2 UNESCO and 1 RAMSAR world heritage sites

experience the Damara culture

wildlife discovery in the Etosha National Park

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Itinerary JN

Day 1 NamibRand Nature Reserve 370km

We travel west down the Namibian escarpment to the Namib Desert, the oldest desert on Earth. The luxury chalet of our lodge, nestled on the dunes in the heart of the 200,000 hectare NamibRand nature reserve, is set against a backdrop of unparalleled beauty and provides the perfect base from which to explore vast stretches of awe-inspiring nature. In the afternoon we can undertake a guided sundowner drive, before returning to our accommodation for dinner.

Wolwedans Dune Lodge (L, D)

Day 2 NamibRand Nature Reserve

We enjoy the entire day on the NamibRand Nature Reserve. Activities offered consist of nature drives on the private property or scenic guided walks. Our specialist guide brings us close and explains to us in detail the flora and fauna found in this untouched environment, home to specially adapted animal species such as oryx, springbok, giraffe and even leopard.

Wolwedans Dune Lodge (Fl)

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Day 3 Sossusvlei 90km

We have the option of enjoying a hot-air ballooning experience over the breathtaking landscape of the Namib Desert, after which we enjoy breakfast in the midst of the dune landscape. Afterwards we travel the short distance to our lodge, exclusively situated inside the Namib Naukluft Park. In the evening we admire the mighty play of shadows and colours that the setting sun casts onto some of the highest dunes on Earth at Sossusvlei. Experience the desert’s elusive grandeur and breathtaking beauty in this pristine environment while enjoying a sundowner drink, before returning to your lodge for dinner.

Sossus Dune Lodge (B)

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Day 4 Swakopmund 350 km

Leaving the majestic dune landscape behind, we travel via towering mountain ranges, rugged canyons and endless desert plains to Swakopmund. After our arrival in this idyllic coastal town we have some leisure time at our disposal, before travelling to the Welwitschia plains and the Moon Landscape and ending the daylight hours with an unforgettable sparkling wine sundowner. Dinner is enjoyed in one of the excellent restaurants the coastal town has to offer.

Villa Margherita (B)

Day 5 Swakopmund

This day promises both relaxation and adventure. On a marine cruise on the calm waters of the Walvis Bay peninsula, we enjoy interaction with cape fur seals, dolphins, leatherback turtles and maybe even whales and orca’s, whilst sipping cold sparkling wine and savouring the taste of fresh oysters and snacks. The afternoon is at leisure. Swakopmund offers a wide variety of activities including scenic flights, quad biking, dune boarding, desert explorations and much more.

Villa Margherita (B)

Day 6Damaraland 440 km

Departing northwards along the Atlantic Ocean we may elect to visit the Cape Cross Seal Reserve, home to some 100 000 Cape Fur Seals. We proceed inland past the majestic Brandberg Mountain (Namibia’s highest peak) into Damaraland, one of the most geologically diverse and untouched wilderness areas in Africa. The area has free-roaming game such as Hartmann’s Mountain zebra, giraffe, springbok, black rhino and desert elephant, the latter two being extremely rare and endangered. Our luxurious lodge (translated meaning “The place of God”) is situated in the midst of huge granite boulders with awesome views of the surrounding terrain.

Mowani Mountain Camp (B,D)

Day 7 Etosha National Park 380 km

After breakfast, we visit Southern Africa’s largest open-air museum at Twyfelfontein. This World Heritage site has more than 2500 different rock engravings from when the Bushmen inhabited this land some 6000 years ago. After the visit we travel north to the Etosha National Park, home to an amazing 114 different game as well as 340 different bird species.

Ongava Lodge (B, D)

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Day 8 Etosha National Park

After breakfast we enjoy a full day game drive in the Etosha National Park, travelling from west to east with our tour guide in the touring bus.. With its 114 different animal and 340 different bird species, this park belongs to the world’s most diverse wildlife parks, and promises to be an unforgettable game experience. Our lodge, built like a huge fortress into the midst of the African Bush borders onto the park with views onto the frequented Fisher’s Pan from the deck.

Onguma, The Fort (B, D)

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This morning we again enter the park by open vehicle for a half day game drive. The day is devoted purely to the abundant wildlife found in the Etosha National Park, which surrounds a parched salt desert known as the Etosha Pan. The park is home to 4 of the Big Five – elephant, lion, leopard and rhino – it’s waterholes supporting a rich diversity of birds and mammals, including rare species such as black-faced impala, roan, cheetah, and Namibia’s smallest antelope, the Damara dik-dik. In the afternoon we enjoy a sundowner drive o the Onguma Reserve in an open vehicle.

Onguma, The Fort (B, D)

Day 10 Africat Foundation 360km

After breakfast, we proceed south to the home of the AfriCat Foundation. You can witness some of the foundation’s work, which is committed to researching and rehabilitating Namibia’s threatened wild cat populations. With the abundance of animal and bird life and spectacular scenery, Okonjima is a photographer’s paradise. Activities include cheetah or leopard tracking, a leopard feed, a bushman walk or the night feeds of nocturnal wildlife.

Okonjima Bush Camp (FB)

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Day 11 Return to Windhoek 220 km

Start the day with a scenic morning walk, and, after a leisurely breakfast, return to Windhoek where you will arrive in the early afternoon.

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Please note the following upgrades & extensions can be booked at a surcharge:

1) Day 7 – Serra Cafema Extension ( 2 Day Package )

Pick-up / Drop-off: Mowani Mountain Camp

This camp is in an amazing location on the banks of the Kunene River. Explore the remote Hartmann’s Valley and Marienfluss by 4×4, and one of Africa’s most remote areas rivers by boat, with expert guides from the Camp.

2) Day 7 – Okahirongo River Camp Extension (2 Day Package )

Pick-up: Mowani Mountain Camp

Drop-of: Mowani Mountain Camp

Okahirongo River Camp is an eco-friendly lodge built on a sweeping ridge and opening up to breathtaking views of the Kunene

River. Excellent service, delicious African-Italian cuisine and exquisite South-African wines will around your stay and make Okahirongo River Camp a most memorable safari experience.

3)Day 7 – Optional Upgrade to Little Ongava

Slideshows:Tour Scenes|Lodge Portfolio | Itinerary

 

day

accommodation

meal basis

activities

Day 1

Wolwedans Dune Lodge

Lunch, Dinner

Sundowner activity with the lodge

Day 2

Wolwedans Dune Lodge

Fully Inclusive

Nature drive on NamibRand Nature Reserve

Day 3

Sossus Dune Lodge

Breakfast

Optional hot-air ballooning in the morning, sun downer experience at Sossusvlei with the lodge

Day 4

Villa Margarita

Breakfast

Welwitschia Plains, sparkling wine sundowner at Moon Landscape

Day 5

Villa Margarita

Breakfast

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Marine Cruise in the waters off Walvis Bay

Day 6

Mowani Mountain Camp

Breakfast, Dinner

Cape Cross seal reserve

Day 7

Ongava Lodge

Breakfast, Dinner

Twyfelfontein, Organ pipes. Burnt Mountain,

Petrified Forest, game drive in the afternoon on

the Ongava Reserve

Day 8

Onguma The Fort

Breakfast, Dinner

Full day game drive in the Etosha National Park with Tour guide in hire Vehicle.

Day 9

Onguma The Fort

Breakfast, Dinner

AM Game Drive into Etosha National Park with the lodge.

PM Sundowner Drive on Onguma Reserve with the lodge.

Day 10

Okonjima Bush Camp

Full Board

Big cat activities as offered at the lodge

Day 11

Tour ends in Windhoek

Breakfast

Optional morning walk

Namibia Jewels: Fly-in or Guided Drive or self drive holiday

 

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