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Namibia Tour (13 Days)

Namibia Tour (13 Days)

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 13 day(s)
Group Size: 1 - 10 people
Destination(s): Namibia  
Specialty Categories: Multi-activity  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 22255 New Zealand Dollar (NZD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 35505 New Zealand Dollar (NZD)

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: On arrival at Windhoek International Airport you will be met by your guide who will transfer you to our lodge, situated 50 km from airport. Lunch at our lodge, and in the afternoon you can enjoy a game drive and Sundowners. Accommodation will be in chalet with en-suite facilities. Full board.

Day 2: Today, after breakfast, we depart via Namibia’s Capital City, Windhoek. Our journey continues over the “Khomas Hochland” highland region in a westerly direction towards the great escarpment. Descend the escarpment via Namibia’s highest mountain pass, Spreetshoogte, to enter the central Namib Region. Late afternoon arrival at the Sossusvlei Lodge bordering the Namib Naukluft Park. Overnight accommodation will be at the Sossusvlei Lodge/similar on a full board basis.

Day 3: Conduct an early morning excursion along the path of the ancient Tschaub River into the Namib Sand Sea including a visit to the famed Sossusvlei, Dune 45 and Deadvlei. Many visitors to Namibia say that no part of the desert is more stunning than Sossusvlei, with its monumentally high dunes, the shadows of their sinuous crests continually changing as the day waxes and wanes. Gigantic star-shaped mountains of sand, the highest estimated at 325 m.

The warm tints of the sand, ranging from pale apricot to brick orange and deep red, contrast vividly with the dazzling white surfaces of the deflationary clay pans at some of their bases. An afternoon excursion will be conducted to the Sesriem Canyon, a small yet picturesque canyon carved over millions of years into the Tschaub River. Overnight accommodation will be at the Sossusvlei Lodge/similar on a full board basis.

Day 4: Departing from the central Namib Region today’s route continues in a northerly direction along the eastern boundary of the Namib Naukluft Park passing through the small settlement of Solitaire on route to the Gaub and Kuiseb Canyons. Continue across the “gravel plains” of the Namib Desert on route towards Namibia’s premier coastal resort town, Swakopmund. Excursions on route will be included to the erosion feature of the “Moon Valley” and to Namibia’s ancient plant species, the “Welwitschia mirabilis”. Late afternoon arrival and overnight at the Swakopmund Hotel/similar on a half board basis. Dinner this evening will be at a local restaurant and is for the guest’s own account.

Day 5: This morning we participate on an excursion on the boat from Walvis Bay to visit Seal Island, and the surrounding area. During the excursion we will see seals and occasionally see dolphins. On board you will be served with South African sparkling wine and fresh oysters from Swakopmund and Walvis Bay, and sandwiches. After returning we will visit Walvis Bay Lagoon protected under the Ramsar convention for its importance as a wetland habitat for aquatic birds.

The lagoon is often frequent by thousand of both the Greater and Lesser Flamingo species. Returning to wards Swakopmund for lunch. In the afternoon you will adventure yourselves on quad-bikes on the spectacular dune of the desert. If time allows you can leisure to explore the town with its Baroque style architecture, curio shops and coffee shops. Overnight at the Hansa Hotel’s similar. Breakfast included. Dinner this evening will be at a local restaurant and is for the clients own account.

Day 6: Early morning departure from Swakopmund in a northerly direction on route through the National West Coast Recreational Area towards the small fishing town of Henties Bay. An excursion included on route is a visit to the Cape Fur Seal Colony At Cape Cross. In 1486, the first European to set foot on the coast of Namibia, Diego Ciao, erected a cross in honour of John 1 of Portugal at a site now known as Cape Cross 115 km north of Swakopmund.

In addition to being of historical interest, Cape Cross has a breeding colony of Cape Fur seals (Arctocephalus pusillus pusillus). Leaving the coast continue in an easterly direction crossing the “gravel plains” towards the abandoned mining town of Uis, and Namibia’s highest Mountain Range. The Brandberg is 2573 m at its highest point and renowned for the famous work of bushmen art, “the White Lady”. Late afternoon arrival and overnight accommodation at the Twyfelfontein Country Lodge/similar on a full board basis.

Day 7: Twyfelfontein is one of the richest areas of rock engravings and bushman paintings in Namibia. A guided walking excursion will be conducted to some of the engraving sites. Interesting geological features in the area include the Burnt Mountain and the dolomite columns known as the “Organ Pipes”. Overnight at Twyfelfontein Country Lodge/similar on a full board basis.

Day 8: Departing from Twyfelfontein continue towards the small town of Khorixas. An excursion on route can be conducted to the Petrified Forest, with approximately 50 examples of petrified trees dating back some 260 million years. From Khorixas continue on route towards the small town of Outjo. From Outjo continue in a northerly direction for a late afternoon arrival in the Etosha National Park. During the afternoon game viewing drives will be conducted to the numerous waterholes in the Okaukuejo area. Overnight accommodation will be at Okaukuejo Rest Camp/similar on full board basis. Late evenings can be spent game viewing at the floodlit waterhole.

Day 9: Today will be spent conducting game viewing drives in the Okaukuejo Region. The park has recorded over 114 mammal species, 350 bird species and 21 different vegetation types. The most common plains game species encountered include; Burchell’s Zebra, Springbok, Black– Faced Impala, Blue Wildebeest, Gemsbok/Oryx antelope, Giraffe and Red Hartebeest. The Etosha National Park also boasts healthy populations of Lion, Elephant and Black Rhino. While in the park a visit will be included to the Etosha Pan or the “Great White Place”. Overnight accommodation will be at the Halali Rest Camp/similar on a full board basis. Evenings can be spent game viewing at the floodlit waterholes.

Day 10: Today will be spent conducting game viewing drives as we cross the Etosha National Park from the central Halali Region to the eastern Namutoni Region. Late afternoon departure from the Etosha National Park. Overnight accommodation will be at the Mokuti Lodge/similar on a full board basis.

Day 11: Departing from the Mokuti Lodge today’s journey follows the main route south through the country via the towns of Tsumeb, Otavi and Otjiwarongo on route to Okonjima Lodge. Excursions on route will be included to the large sink hole type lake, Lake Otjikoto and the Hoba Meteorite, the world’s largest known meteorite. Lunch included en route. Late afternoon arrival at Okonjima Lodge. Dinner included.

Day 12: After breakfast, you can participate at an excursion offered by the Lodge. Late morning we will departure in the direction of our lodge. An excursion on route will be included to the Okahandja wood carvers market. Afternoon arrival at the overnight accommodation at our lodge. Dinner included.

Day 13: After breakfast, last preparations for transfer to the Airport for your departure.

Price Includes:
- Accommodation and meals as indicated in above itinerary
- Lunch every day
- Services of a professional Guide
- Transport in vehicles as indicated above
- 15% (Value Added Tax)
- 2% Tourism Levy.

Price Excludes:
- Items of personal nature (i.e. telephone calls, bar bills, laundry etc.)
- Additional Meals
- Additional Drinks
- Personal Travel Insurance
- Flights to/from Namibia
- Change of Itinerary whilst on tour
- Visas
- Dinner in Swakopmund.

Notes:
- This is a quotation only and no bookings have been made.
- All establishments and services are subject to availability and can be changed if fully booked.
- This will however have an influence on the tour price.
- Please note that the above quote is based on rates and tariffs currently available to us and may change due to fluctuating exchange rates or other factors beyond our control.

Important note:
- The Company policy requires a written confirmation and a deposit 30 % of the full amount of the Tour price to confirm the reservation, with the balance due no less than 45 days prior to the arrival date.
- As per the Company booking terms and conditions the following cancellation fees apply:
* 25% of the total Tour Price 6 weeks prior to departure.
* 50% of the total Tour Price 4 weeks prior to departure.
* 75% of the total Tour Price 2 weeks prior to departure.
* 100% of the total Tour Price 14 Days prior to departure.
- No refund will be made by the Company if a client has booked the Tour and for any reason does not undertake the Tour, without having given a written cancellation to the Company prior to arrival.

Notes:
Airfare is not included in the tour price.

- 2 pax (VW Sharon):
* Price per person sharing: N$35,505
* Single supplement: N$ 2,830.00

- 4 pax (Combi T5/similar):
* Price per person sharing: N$ 26,185
* Single supplement: N$ 2,830

- 6 pax (Combi T5/similar):
* Price per person sharing: N$ 22,255
* Single supplement: N$ 2,830

- 8 pax (2X VW Caravelle/similar):
* Price per person sharing: N$ 26,185
* Single supplement: N$ 2,830.

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