Please note: This safari is absolutely restricted to either one, or two guests. (Any more than that, could hardly constitute SECLUSION).
Calling ANYBODY needing privacy and seclusion, to find inspiration or solace in Nature. Perhaps you simply want time to recover from some traumatic event in your life and find yourself again - where better than close to Nature?
Allow the majesty of Nature to sooth your mind and soul; allow the silence and tranquility of your surroundings to wash over you and make you aware of your place in the scheme of Life. We publish this safari as a 10-day escape, but this is purely due to a previous guest's request. It is entirely customizable to your needs, interests, preferences and time frame. Not a safari in the true sense of the word, as safari is merely the Swahili word for journey. Emphasis is not on the "physical journey", but as an inspirational safari; a healing journey for mind and soul.
Synonymous with the spirit of freedom, the southern Namib Desert exhibits this emotion so clearly in the well-known presence of our feral horses. Viewing, normally domesticated, animals roaming free over such a vast area, can at times create an emotion of jealousy or yearning in some individuals. Still, even such apparent freedom comes at a price. Although the horses, today, do not know about domestication or ownership, their mere survival is a daily struggle.
When the future of these gamboling free spirits seemed to hang in the balance, the concern and dedication of complete strangers intervened, and ensured that life-giving water is now available to them in their arid environment. But not without a measure of curtailment of their freedom - their roaming is naturally now restricted to be within reach of this gift. Adaptation was almost immediate - nature's lesson in thankfulness - a little give-and-take. Here, on this soil of the oldest desert on earth, is represented the story of Earth, portrayed through the awesome results of Nature's essential performance.
Experience this timeless desert where the silence of its remote ruggedness, loneliness and desolation, sometimes seems absolute on the human ear - yet rings loud, and speaks volumes, to those who wish to listen. Seemingly lifeless, the Namib is home to a wide variety of life forms, from the minutest organism to the stately Oryx. Both plant and animal have learnt to tap the "invisible", but powerful, source of the desert, to sustain life in all its forms - through hardships and rejoicing. What better inspiration than the wondrous tree of the Namib, the Welwitschia mirabilis. Not many can face such adverse conditions, and the many knocks received in life, then still get up, adapt, and survive for 2000 years plus!
An example Itinerary of this healing journey:
Day 1: Meet your host at Namibia's International airport and transfer to a comfortable bed and breakfast in Windhoek to relax from the flight and acclimatize to Namibia. Includes: (D).
Days 2-4: After a leisurely breakfast, travel along the perimeter of the Khomas Hochland (our central highlands) towards the edge of the escarpment. Pause for a while, and enjoy a picnic lunch with the endless vistas of the Namib Desert at your feet. Descend into the Namib, and soon you will arrive at your accommodation in a secluded valley, where you will remain until Day 4. Includes: (B, L & D).
Day 5: A relatively long drive today through Landscapes of the Soul! Panoramas that will make it difficult for you to believe that you are not dreaming - the wide open spaces and unpolluted skies are real! Pass by sand dunes and mountains in the distance, towards the shadow of the Tiras Mountains, where you will stop for the night, in the most photogenic region of the Namib Desert. Includes: (B, L & D).
Days 6 & 7: Leaving the sand dune world of the southern Namib, you enter one of the oldest geographic landscapes in Namibia, part of the greater Karoo basin. At your next destination, your chalet is 7 km removed from the reception area, and known by the very appropriate name of Eagle’s Nest. Includes: (B, L & D).
Day 8: Because you have gradually moved very far away from Windhoek, you shall have to start back today. But instead of being tired out on such a long journey, a night stop is included at a Kalahari Desert rest camp. Very quiet, and surrounded by the wonders of our past. The Kalahari is home to the first inhabitants of Africa, the San or Bushman. Few humans on earth can equal the Includes: (B, L & D).
Day 9: Unfortunately, for a 10-day visit, you simply have to return to Windhoek today. But, we won't "remove” you from serene nature, and simply “dump” you back into civilization. Your accommodation tonight will be at a quiet Game Ranch en-route to the airport. Should you feel up to it, join a scenic nature drive for a final glimpse of our sunset on this, your last night in Namibia, Africa. Includes: (B, L & D).
Day 10: Subject to flight departure time, you will have the opportunity for a leisurely breakfast, and to finish those last exposures on your film, or memory disc. Transfer to Namibia's International airport to arrive in time for your departure flight. Includes: (B – Lunch will be subject to flight departure). time].
Note: Days 1 and 10 will always be subject to flight schedule, and may have to be customized to same.
These prices are only valid until 31 October 2012. The minimum price indicates two guests travelling together, while the maximum will be levied for a single guest, travelling alone.
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