Safaris in Namibia
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Classic Lodge Namibia Safari
Windhoek / Windhoek
Experience the magnificent Namib Desert, Etosha National Park and Damaraland – your guide escorts a maximum of seven guests and accommodation is in unique wilderness lodges in prime, pristine desert locations.
Windhoek, Namibia Hotels Heinitzburg
On arrival at Windhoek Airport, you will be met and transferred to the Hotel Heinitzburg – an enchanting castle hotel combining 19th century charm with modern comforts. Spend the afternoon at leisure relaxing or swimming in the pool. In the evening meet your safari guide and fellow travellers for a pre-dinner drink during which you will be briefed on general aspects of your safari.
Dinner is included
Etosha National Park, Mushara Lodge,
Travel to Mushara Lodge situated only eight kilometres from the Von Lindequist Gate on the eastern outskirts of Etosha National Park.
Covering an incredible 22,207 sq kms, Etosha is home to 114 mammal species, 340 bird species, 110 reptile species, 16 amphibian species and, surprisingly, one species of fish. A massive mineral pan, dominates Etosha, which means “Great White Place”. The pan is part of the Kalahari Basin, the floor of which was formed around 1000 million years ago. Today, the Etosha Pan rarely has water as it is supplied mostly from rainfall but with high evaporation the water quickly disappears. Game viewing is excellent from May to September and you can expect to see many antelope species, oryx, ostrich, elephant, hyena, giraffe and lion. With a bit of luck you will also see leopard, cheetah and rhino.
Etosha National Park, Ongava Lodge, 1 night
Spend the day game-viewing in the Park on the way to Ongava Lodge – situated on the south-western border of the Park, near the Andersson Gate. Enjoy dinner and an overnight stay at the Lodge.
Damaraland – Etendeka Mountain Camp, 2 nights
Continue to the Etendeka concession – 45 000 hectares of rocky semi desert situated in the foothills of the Grootberg in the heart of Damaraland, home to black rhino, desert-adapted elephants, Hartmann’s mountain zebra, oryx, giraffe and several endemic bird species. Accommodation is at Etendeka Mountain Camp in shaded safari tents with en suite facilities. Enjoy guided nature walks, game-drives in an open Landrover, spectacular sunsets from the escarpment, and star gazing. The allure of Etendeka is its relaxed atmosphere, wide-open spaces and pristine wilderness.
Damaraland, Mowani Mountain Camp
Enter the southern reaches of Damaraland between the Huab and Ugab rivers where you will spend an overnight in luxury tents at Mowani Mountain Camp – nestled amongst massive red granite boulders. Named from the Swahili word M’wane “Place of God”, the camp provides unsurpassed views over the vast wilderness comprising a unique variety of desert flora and fauna, fascinating geological formations and archaeological sites.
After lunch, visit Twyfelfontein famous for its wealth of rock engravings and paintings, the Organ Pipes, a geological curiosity of perpendicular dolomite pillars roughly 100m long and up to 5m in height and the Burnt Mountain (Verbrandeberg). Return to the camp for sundowners and an excellent three-course dinner in front of an open fire.
Swakopmund, Swakopmund Hotel, 1 night
Travel in a southerly direction via the mining town of Uis to the Skeleton Coast and Cape Cross – home to more than 80 000 Cape Fur Seals – where the Portuguese seafarer Diego Cao became the first European to set foot on Namibian soil in 1486. Enjoy an overnight stay at the four-star Swakopmund Hotel & Entertainment Centre.
Day 9 & 10 – Namib Desert, Sossusvlei Mountain Lodge, 2 nights
Continue via the Kuiseb to Sossusvlei Mountain Lodge, situated in the heart of the Namib Desert on the NamibRand Nature Reserve – one of the largest in Africa comprising 180 000 hectares of wilderness.
NamibRand is renowned for its captivating beauty and diverse landscape, which changes from expansive gravel plains to undulating dune seas, rugged canyons with towering walls of volcanic rock and distant mountain ranges. During your stay at Sossusvlei Mountain Lodge in luxury air-conditioned desert villas, you will visit the highest dunes in the world at nearby Sossusvlei in the Namib Naukluft National Park. Explore the environment’s desert-adapted flora and fauna on guided nature walks and hiking trails, and experience the dunes on All Terrain Vehicles with an experienced guide. At night, discover the magnificence of the desert sky from the Lodge’s sophisticated observatory.
Day 11 – Safari ends in Windhoek
Return to Windhoek by late afternoon where the safari ends
Breakfast & lunch
DATES Namibia Tour Operators
Departure From Windhoek & Safari Ends In Windhoek
Sun 05 Feb
Wed 15 Feb
Thu 31 Aug Sun 10 Sep
Sun 05 Mar *
Wed 15 Mar
Mon 18 Sep Thu 28 Sep
Sun 02 Apr *
Wed 12 Apr
Fri 06 Oct Mon 16 Oct
Sun 07 May *
Wed 17 May
Tue 24 Oct Fri 03 Nov
Sun 04 Jun
Wed 14 Jun
Sun 12 Nov Wed 22 Nov
Sat 08 Jul *
Tue 18 Jul
Sun 26 Nov Wed 06 Dec
Wed 26 Jul
Sat 05 Aug
Sat 16 Dec Tue 26 Dec
Sun 13 Aug *
Wed 23 Aug
* Bilingual departures – German & English
Safari price includes
* 2 hotel nights, 6 nights in luxury lodges and 2 nights at permanent tented camps
* All meals from dinner on day one to lunch on day eleven
* Beer, wine and soft drinks
* Windhoek Airport transfers on arrival and departure
* All ground transportation in air conditioned safari vehicle
* Services of guide
* All game viewing activities
* All National Park entrance fees
Excluded from the price are – flights to / from Windhoek, comprehensive travel insurance, airport taxes, visas, gratuities as well as personal items.
* Depending on your flight arrival and departure times you may need a night in Windhoek; we
can recommend some wonderful small & friendly hotels.
* We can provide quotes on flights to join this safari – please include as much information
as possible on the booking form.
Luxury lodge and hotel accommodation is used on this fully guided safari.
SMALL & PERSONALISED GROUPS
There will be a maximum of 7 guests on this safari. Each passenger is guaranteed a window seat. Other guests may be accommodated at the lodges at the time you visit, however your guide will host your stay ensuring a personalised experience.
A highly trained, professional guide escorts this safari, at your tented camps there will be a camp chef and 5 camp attendants. In the lodges, a full lodge staff will attend to your every need.
SAFARI VEHICLE FEATURES
This safari travels with a maximum of seven guests in a specially customised and air conditioned 4 x 4 safari vehicle.
The hotels and lodges used on this safari amongst the most stylish and luxurious in Namibia. All guest rooms have en suite bathrooms and are comfortably furnished. All lodges have spacious and elegant dining areas, though meals are also served al fresco under shady tress or by a camp fire.
LUGGAGE & PERSONAL EFFECTS
Your gear should be packed into soft bags and be limited to 10kgs (22lbs). We recommend you travel with casual clothing for the day and a jersey/fleecy or tracksuit for evenings. Take a good pair of walking shoes; make sure they are well worn in so you are not bothered by blisters or sore feet. Don’t forget your swim suit. In a day pack or easy access camera bag carry the things will need as you travel – a water bottle, hat, sunscreen lotion, binoculars, camera and plenty of film. A detailed ‘what to bring’ list will be sent out to you when your booking is confirmed.namibia safari
CAMP CUISINE & DRINKS
You will eat very well on this safari as Namibia’s lodges and hotels offer delicious European cuisine with unique African flare. Special meal requirements can be catered for with advance notice.
Travelling in Africa is sometimes unpredictable and at times the itinerary will change to take local conditions into account. Unforeseen circumstances due to problems with road conditions, weather, mechanical breakdown etc can delay & change the performance of the safari. Please come prepared.
Travel insurance is not included and you are responsible for arranging your own insurance. We can arrange insurance for travellers from the UK and Australia.
At the time of publishing this itinerary on this site the information was correct, however things change – prices, dates and even the day-to-day itinerary. Before we ask you for a deposit we will ensure that you are aware of any changes so that you can be sure you are booking the safari that suits your style & budget.
Author: Sandra Nans