Essence of Namibia Safari

12-Day Itinerary

Our 12-Day Essence of Namibia Safari includes an 8-Night Standard Mobile
Safari with a 3-Night Hotel/Guest House/Lodge stay.

DAY 1: WINDHOEK

Windhoek, with its lingering heritage of German architecture, activities and atmosphere is a city that can be visited throughout the year. The first day will be spent at leisure. At around 18:00, we’ll be met by our guide at the hotel reception for a briefing.

*Overnight Accommodation at the Safari Hotel or a similar establishment. (Dinner: own arrangements)

 DAY 2/3: NAMIB DESERT – SOSSUSVLEI

Our journey continues south to the heart of the Namib Desert where we make an early morning departure to Sossusvlei. Situated in the oldest desert in the world, we’ll stop in the dune belt to enjoy the changing colours of the world’s highest sand dunes. The morning will be a sight and stroll amongst the dunes of Sossusvlei and Deadvlei. Once we return to camp, we’ll enjoy a short hike through the Sesriem Canyon (Shuttle into the dunes available on clients’ account).

*Overnight: Standard mobile safari. (All meals)

 DAY 4: SWAKOPMUND

Swakopmund, with its German colonial atmosphere, is the principal coastal resort of Namibia. Time can be spent at your leisure to enjoy the charm of this old town or to engage in one of the many optional activities (scenic flights, hot air ballooning and the like at your own expense).

*Overnight Accommodation in a Guest House. (Breakfast only)

 DAY 5/6: TWYFELFONTEIN VIA CAPE CROSS

On our way to Twyfelfontein, we’ll visit the Cape Cross Seal Colony and a Himba village to gain a glimpse into their way of life. The next day, we’ll visit the Damara Living Museum. Within the framework of the Living Museum, an attempt was made to reconstruct the ‘lost culture’ of the Damara. We then visit the Twyfelfontein area; a UNESCO World Heritage Site with over 2000 rock carvings and walk to view the ancient Bushman rock engravings.

*Overnight: Standard mobile safari. (All meals)

DAY 7/8/9: ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK

This park is one of the most important reserves and game sanctuaries in Africa. Thousands of wild animals are attracted to the area, including Lions, Leopards, Cheetahs, Hyenas, Elephants, Zebra, Giraffes and several species of Antelope. The birdlife is prolific with 326 recorded types. Early morning and late afternoon game drives are particularly enjoyable with exhilarating evenings spent watching an amazing diversity of animals around the floodlit waterhole bordering our camps.

*Overnight: Standard mobile safari. (All meals)

 DAY 10: SAN VILLAGE

The earliest known inhabitants of Namibia are the San. The San people at the Living Museum of the Ju/’Hoansi San at Grashoek are the only “Bushmen” still allowed to hunt traditionally. We visit these beautiful people and learn from their ample knowledge.

*Standard Mobile Safari – Bush Camp. (All meals)

 DAY 11: WATERBERG

The Waterberg Plateau towers 400 meters above the surrounding plains and 1878 meters above sea level; dominating the landscape for miles around. In the afternoon we’ll climb the plateau and enjoy the breath-taking view.

*Waterberg Plateau Park or similar accommodation. (All meals)

 DAY 12: WINDHOEK

We arrive in Windhoek in the early afternoon at around 13h00.

(Breakfast only)

TENTS & EQUIPMENT:

A 2-Person spacious, comfortable Dome tent (L2.5m x W2.5m x H1.85m) with a built-in groundsheet and 2 large aerating windows with mosquito netting

A Safari folding chair

2 Comfortable camp beds with foam mattresses and a pillow

A large marquee tent (5m x 5m) is used for shade in summer

FOOD & DRINKS

3 Delicious and wholesome meals each day when camping, with dinner served ‘Al fresco’ under the stars – Namibian bush cuisine at its very best!

Tea and coffee available in camp

Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages are not included and may be purchased at the start of the safari and en route

Excludes lunches and dinners in Windhoek, Swakopmund and Victoria Falls

VEHICLE:

Vary according to group size: Toyota Land Cruiser or a custom-built vehicle
Fridges and battery charging facilities on all vehicles

STAFF:

Guide, Chef/Camp Assistant

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Number of Days:

WHAT TO EXPECT ON A STANDARD MOBILE SAFARI

(Public camping sites, communal ablution and hot showers)

Your safari crew includes a professional guide and his assistant/chef who pre-erects your camp and are responsible for all camp duties.

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