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Safari

18-Day Wildlife, Landscapes and Cultural Experience

Namibia

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This tour concentrates mainly on Wildlife viewing/experiences. Private and National Parks as well as community land in North West Namibia gives you a wide variety of nature and wildlife throughout the tour. Destinations you will visit includes 1. Okapuka Ranch 2. Erindi, Private Game reserve, 3. Cheetah Foundation (africat), 4. Etosha National Park, 5. Kaokoland, 6. Damaraland, 7. Skeleton Coast and Swakopmund, Sossusvlei, Fish river Canyon, Kalahari desert.

Arrival location:

Windhoek, Namibia

Departure Location:

Windhoek, Namibia

Included in your experience:

Park fees (For non-residents)

All activities (Unless labeled as optional)

All accommodation (Unless listed as upgrade)

A professional driver/guide

All transportation (Unless labeled as optional)

All Taxes/VAT

Roundtrip airport transfer

Meals (As specified in the day-by-day section)

Drinks (As specified in the day-by-day section)

Not included in your experience:

International flights (From/to home)

Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour

Tips (Tipping guideline US$5.00 pp per day)

Personal items (Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)

Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees

Some meals (As specified in the day-by-day section)

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* Rental equipment is availabel, see 'Additional activities' for details
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  • Day1 - 2
    Arrive at Hosea Kutako airport - 50 km from Windhoek. Your guide will meet you and drive to Windhoek. Do a short City tour and depart to Okapuka Game Ranch - 30 km North of Windhoek. Arrive on time for a game drive which starts at 15h00. Wildlife to be seen: White Rhino, Giraffe, Zebra, Oryx, Hartebeest, Springbok, Impala, Kudu, Ostrich and more. You will be back at the lodge by 17h30. Dinner and overnight.
    Okapuka Game Ranch Mid-range lodge located in or near Windhoek | Breakfast Included
  • Day2 - 3
    Depart via Okahandja. Visit the wood carvers markets for hand made articles by indigenous people. Arrive at Erindi for lunch. Check in, relax and go on an afternoon game drive in opensided 4x4 vehicles with one of the local guides. Elephant, Rhino, Lion, Leopard, Wild dog, Hyena, Jackal and many species of antelopes to be seen. Return to the lodge by sunset. Dinner and overnight. The waterhole in front of the lodge - with a good view from the restaurant area - has Hippos and Crocodiles. Many Elephant and other wildlife species are to be seen here during the evening, coming to drink at the waterhole. Flood lights on the waterhole assure good pictures of wildlife during the evening.
    Old Trader's Lodge Luxury lodge located inside Erindi | Breakfast Included
  • Day3 - 4
    Do an early morning game drive at Erindi. Return to the lodge for breakfast and check out. Drive through the ranch past Camp Elephant where you will see more wildlife on the road out. Drive via Otjiwarongo, direction Waterberg Plateau Park and arrive at Cheetah conservation reception by noon. Attend the Cheetah feeding next to reception area for great photos. Enjoy a light lunch at the restaurant and visit the customers centre. You will see a video of the activities and history of this project, which was started by Dr. Laurie Marker in the 1990's. Go on opensided 4x4 vehicles into the ranch to see more Cheetahs for good pictures. Depart to Otjiwarongo to arrive before sunset. Check in, relax, dinner and overnight.
    Hotel C'Est Si Bon Mid-range hotel located in or near Otjiwarongo | Breakfast Included
  • Day4 - 5
    Depart via Outjo to Etosha. Arrive by noon at Okaukeujo camp after you have entered the park and visited a few waterholes. Check in. Do an afternoon game drive in the park to see Elephant, Rhino, Lion and many species of other wildlife like: Zebra, Springbok, Giraffe etc. Back at the lodge, spend time at the waterhole next to the camp. Many animals come to drink during the late afternoon and evening. Flood lights on the waterhole is ideal for good photos during the evening/night. Day 5: Spend the entire day in the park and drive in different directions for wildlife viewing. Dinner and overnight.
    Okaukeujo Camp Mid-range lodge located inside Etosh | Breakfast Included
  • Day5 - 6
    Spend the entire day in the park and drive in different directions for wildlife viewing. Dinner and overnight.
    Okaukeujo Camp Mid-range lodge located inside Etosh | Breakfast Included
  • Day6 - 7
    Ruacana Waterfalls Depart via Etosha N.P and leave the park to travel to the Northern Region. Travel via Ondangwa, Ongwediva and Oshakati. 50% of the total population of Namibia lives in this region and a lot of modern infrastructure development took place since independence of the country in this region. A mixture of modern shopping malls in towns and traditional villages in the more rural areas marks the changes that are taking place here. Visit the community project at the big Baobab trees and drive to Ruacana town. Arrive during the afternoon. Check in, dinner and overnight.
    Ruacana Eha Lodge | Breakfast Included
  • Day7 - 8
    Depart via Ruacana Waterfalls into the Kaokoland. Travel all along the Kunene river. Make several stops to see the Himba people living near the river. Travel via Okonguati to Epupa to arrive by noon. Check in at this oasis on the banks of the Kunene river, which forms the border with Angola, the neighbouring country to the North. Relax. Do a walking trail to the falls during the afternoon. Go on top of the hill (viewpoint) to see the river and falls from above and enjoy a sundowner for great photos. See many Himba people near the lodge.
    Epupa Falls Lodge Mid-range lodge located in or near Kunene Region | Breakfast Included
  • Day8 - 9
    Today you will visit one of the Himba Villages in the wild, about 20 km from Epupa Waterfalls. Depart after a late breakfast with one of the local guides who can speak their language. Arrive at the village to get permission to enter. You will take some food with you for the villagers. Experience their culture, the meaning of their clothes and how they use rings around the legs to show how many children the have, as well as the different hairstyles to tell whether they are still children or adults etc. Take as many photos of the people and their huts as you wish. Enjoy lunch at Epupa lodge or one of the other lodges and depart to Opuwo. Arrive late afternoon to check in, dinner and overnight.
    Opuwo Country Lodge Luxury lodge located just outside Kaokoland | Breakfast Included
  • Day9 - 10
    Depart via Koakoland and visit Sesfontein Lodge. Depart to Palmwag lodge for lunch. You will see some wildlife on your way to Palmwag lodge in Koakoland. This is Black Rhino area and you may see some and other wildlife like Zebra, Springbok, Kudu, Giraffe etc. Drive via the Huab valley with this scenic road through the mountains and arrive at your lodge during the afternoon. Check in, relax, dinner and overnight.
    Twyfelfontein Country Lodge Mid-range lodge located inside Damaraland | Breakfast Included
  • Day10 - 11
    visit: World heritage site: Bushmen rock engravings, Burnt Mountain, Organ Pipe rock formations and the "Damara Living Museum" during the morning. Lunch at your lodge Afternoon nature/game drive in open sided 4x4 vehicle with one of the lodge guides into the Huab river valley. See Desert Elephants and other wildlife and return by sunset to the lodge. Dinner and overnight.
    Twyfelfontein Country Lodge Mid-range lodge located inside Damaraland | Breakfast Included
  • Day11 - 12
    Depart via Uis (small town) to the West coast. Enjoy lunch a restaurant in Uis and travel to Henties Bay. Visit a shipwreck near Henties Bay. Arrive in Swakopmund late afternoon. Check in and visit the City center shopping malls. Dinner at your hotel or any other good seafood restaurant of your choice. Overnight.
    Beach Hotel Swakopmund Luxury hotel located in or near Swakopmund | Breakfast Included
  • Day12 - 13
    Adventure day: Many activities to do. Examples are: Boat/Catamaran cruise in Walvis Bay, Quad bike guided tour in the dunes, 4x4 Sandwich harbor and dunes excursion etc. Your guide will assist you with the bookings and transport to do the activities. Dinner and overnight.
    Beach Hotel Swakopmund Luxury hotel located in or near Swakopmund | Breakfast Included
  • Day13 - 14
    Drive via the Namib desert and make several stops at: Dune 7, Kuiseb river valley and Solitaire. Enjoy lunch in Solitaire and drive to Sossus Dune Lodge inside the Namib Nauklooft Park. Arrive during the afternoon. Check in, relax. Go on a late afternoon drive into the park to the nearest dunes. Climb the dune for a great view over the desert landscape and mountains for great pictures. Dinner and overnight
    Sossusvlei Dune Lodge Luxury lodge located in or near Sossusvlei
  • Day14 - 15
    Visit Sossusvlei, Dead vlei, Big Daddy dune, Dune 45 and surrounding dunes. Climb some dunes and see wildlife in the area: Oryx, Springbok, Ostriches, Jackal etc. Back to the lodge for lunch or arrange for lunch packs to enjoy at Sossusvlei under the big Ana trees. Afternoon: Visit Sesriem Canyon where you do a short walking trail into the canyon. Dinner and overnight.
    Sossusvlei Dune Lodge Luxury lodge located in or near Sossusvlei
  • Day15 - 16
    Depart after breakfast via Namib Rand nature reserve. Wildlife will be seen next to the main road, especially herds of Oryx, Springbok and Ostriches. Drive via Betta to Helmeringhausen where you will enjoy lunch at the hotel. Depart via Seeheim to arrive at your lodge late afternoon. Check in, relax and do a short afternoon walking trail to a viewpoint for sunset drinks. Dinner and overnight.
    Canyon Lodge Mid-range lodge bordering |Ai-|Ais Richtersveld TP without fences
  • Day16 - 17
    Visit the Fish river Canyon at different viewpoints. Early morning will contribute to very good pictures of the Canyon. Back at Hoba entrance gate for a light lunch at the restaurant. Drive back to the lodge: Later afternoon at leisure. Nice swimming pool in the hot desert area can be the spot to be!
    Canyon Lodge Mid-range lodge bordering |Ai-|Ais Richtersveld TP without fences
  • Day17 - 18
    Depart via Keetmanshoop and Mariental to Kalahari Red dunes lodge near Kalkrand. This lodge is situated on a private ranch with lots of wildlife and in the Kalahari dunes. The lodge is only 10 km from the main road to Windhoek. Arrive early afternoon. Check in and do a game/nature drive into the Kalahari Dunes. Enjoy sundowner on top of one of the dunes and return to the lodge for dinner. The waterhole next to the lodge attracts wildlife and flood lights on the waterhole make good pictures during the evening.
    Red Dune Lodge Mid-range lodge located in or near Kalahari Desert
  • Day18
    Depart to Windhoek to arrive by about 11h00. Spend the morning in Windhoek and depart to the airport to be on time for your flight. Your guide will take you to the airport for departure.
    No accommodation (End of tour)
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