2013 Namibia Lodging Tour

Safari tour package:
A custom, tailor-made, private safari
Price per person*:
$6450 - $11501
Includes internal flights:
Yes
Length of safari:
12 days
Best months:
April - October
Countries visited:
Parks visited:
Activity level:
Active - Hiking, horse riding
Safari type:
Adventure safaris Big five Boating safaris Boating
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This 12-day safari takes you to some of the amazing highlights of Namibia. We visit the Namib Naukluft Park, the Skeleton Coast, Damaraland, Etosha National Park and Erindi Game Reserve. Your accommodation on this tour is at lodges and resorts with en-suite facilities.

Highlights on this tour include:
Namib Naukluft Park – Sossusvlei and The Sesriem Canyon – The Skeleton Coast – Damaraland – Etosha National Park and Erindi Game Reserve

Day 1:  Hosea Kutako International Airport - River Crossing Lodge (Windhoek)

Upon arrival at Hosea Kutako International Airport you will be met by a representative from SafariWise and then be transferred to River Crossing. River Crossing Lodge is situated just east of Namibia's capital city Windhoek, nestled amongst the foothills of the Auas Mountains. This location makes it an ideal first or final destination on any visit to Namibia, especially if your onward journey departs from the main international airport. Also, as it is a mere 5 minutes drive from the city centre, it is not too far from the main shopping, medical and banking facilities. The German architecture at River Crossing Lodge resembles a farm style of yesteryear, complete with corrugated roofs, wide balconies decorated with impressive pots of geraniums, all on an unspoiled game estate.

Accommodation: River Crossing

Meals: Dinner

Included activities: Afternoon at leisure

Optional activities: Game drives

 

 

Day 2:  River Crossing Lodge – Sossusvlei Lodge (Sossusvlei Area)

After breakfast at we drive to Sossusvlei. Sossusvlei Lodge is situated adjacent to Sesriem, on a 44,000ha private reserve just outside the entrances to both the Namib Naukluft Park and the dunes at Sossusvlei. This setting makes it the ideal destination for visitors wanting to explore this section of the Namib Desert, without having the longer early morning drive, associated with accommodation located further away. Airstrip transfers to and from the lodge are available for guests of Sossusvlei Lodge.

Accommodation: Sossusvlei Lodge

Meals: Breakfast / Picnic lunch / Dinner

Included activities: Scenic drive through the south to Sossusvlei Lodge

Optional activities: There is a wide variety of activities to enjoy in the area including Sossusvlei excursions, desert scenic flights, bush dinners, nature drives, sundowners, guided sunset walks, hot-air balloon flights and eco-quad biking.

 

 

Day 3:  Sossusvlei Lodge (Sossusvlei Area)

This morning starts before sunrise. We drive to Sossusvlei in time to see the beautiful Namib sunrise. The Sossusvlei, Namibia's famous highlight in the heart of the Namib Desert, is a huge clay pan, enclosed by giant sand dunes. Some of the spectacular hills of sand are, at a height of 300 meters, the highest in the world. Only after a heavy rainfall, which is a rare event in this area, does the vlei fill with water.

Accommodation: Sossusvlei Lodge

Meals: Breakfast / Picnic lunch / Dinner

Included activities: Sossusvlei & Sesriem excursion

Optional activities: There is a wide variety of activities to enjoy in the area including Sossusvlei excursions, desert scenic flights, bush dinners, nature drives, sundowners, guided sunset walks, hot-air balloon flights and eco-quad biking.

 

 

Day 4:  Sossusvlei Lodge – Atlantic Villa (Swakopmund Area)

After breakfast we drive to the coastal town of Swakopmund. As we travel towards the Atlantic Coast we see the scenery change from sand dunes to dark craggy canyons and then to flat gravel plains. Enjoy a picnic lunch en-route. Swakopmund is situated on the coast and surrounded by desert. It offers a wide variety of attractions in an atmosphere unique in its appeal. The influence of German architecture, dating back to the turn of the last century, can be seen. We will be staying at the Atlantic Villa. This beautiful Villa is situated on the outskirts of Swakopmund and is uniquely situated overlooking both the Atlantic Ocean and the Namib Desert; situated approximately 6 km from the city centre. The magnificent Atlantic Villa has breathtaking views and is only a short walk from the Atlantic Ocean. This upmarket guesthouse caters to even the most sophisticated requirements where our guests are assured of our undivided attention.

Accommodation: Atlantic Villa

Meals: Breakfast / Picnic lunch

Included activities: Scenic drive to the town of Swakopmund

Optional activities: Quad biking, sand boarding, boat fishing, ballooning & scenic flights over the Skeleton Coast

 

 

Day 5:  Atlantic Villa (Swakopmund Area)

Spend the day exploring Swakopmund. We have included a choice between two activities, a dolphin cruise or Tommy’s living desert tour.

Accommodation: Atlantic Villa

Meals: Breakfast

Included activities: Dolphin cruise or Tommy’s Living Desert tour

Optional activities: Quad biking, sand boarding, boat fishing, ballooning & scenic flights over the Skeleton Coast

The Living Desert Tour

 

 

Day 6: Atlantic Villa – Twyfelfontein Country Lodge (Damaraland Area)

The Twyfelfontein area, being a very vulnerable and delicate ecosystem, is renowned for some of the best examples of Bushman paintings and rock engravings in Southern Africa and was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Interesting rock formations and the remainder of prehistoric volcanic action can be seen among the most prominent geographic features including the Organ Pipes, Burnt Mountain, Doros Crater and the Petrified Forest. The fauna and flora of Damaraland is typical of the Pro-Namib region and plant species include the magnificent Welwitschia, Moringa and a variety of the Commiphora species. The Desert adapted elephant, rhino, giraffe, springbok, zebra, oryx and ostrich include some of the wildlife which can be found living in total harmony with the community.

Accommodation: Twyfelfontein Country Lodge

Meals: Breakfast / Picnic lunch / Dinner

Included activities: Scenic drive through Damaraland to Twyfelfontein

Optional activities: N.A.

 

 

Day 7:  Twyfelfontein Country Lodge (Damaraland Area)

Explore Damaraland. The slopes above Twyfelfontein are littered with large rock slabs, with the largest concentration of rock engravings in Africa. The engravings are mostly of animals, but there are also human footprints, animal spoor and some abstract motifs. We also visit the Organ Pipes, which are exposes in a gorge; roughly 100m long and reach a maximum height of 5m. We go in search for the Desert adapted elephant.

Accommodation: Twyfelfontein Country Lodge

Meals: Breakfast / Picnic lunch / Dinner

Included activities: Excursion to the rock paintings, Organ pipes & Burnt Mountain, along the way we search for a sighting of the Desert adapted elephant

Optional activities: N.A.

 

 

Day 8: Twyfelfontein Country Lodge – Taleni Etosha Village (Etosha South Area)

After breakfast we travel to Taleni Etosha village. The name Taleni means 'view' or 'vision'. Taleni Africa has the vision of combining affordability with comfort and style in a private and protected reserve directly adjacent to one of Namibia's highlights. The days when cattle still grazed the grounds around Etosha are long gone. The mountains where the calves went missing, 'Ondundozonananandana', remain as silent witnesses. Today the land is preserved prime destination for nature lovers.

Accommodation : Taleni Etosha Village

Meals: Breakfast / Picnic lunch / Dinner

Included activities: Game drives into Etosha National Park

Optional activities: N.A.

 

 

Day 9: Taleni Etosha Village – Halali Resort (Etosha National Park)

Strategically located halfway between Okaukuejo and Namutoni, Halali is situated at the base of a dolomite hill, amongst shady Mopane trees, and provides an ambiance of tranquillity and space. It is surrounded by some popular waterholes in the park. A floodlit waterhole which is viewed from an elevated vantage point within the camp provides exceptional wildlife viewing throughout the day and into the night. 

Accommodation: Halali Resort

Meals: Breakfast / Picnic lunch / Dinner

Included activities: Game drives and game viewing at floodlit waterholes

Optional activities: N.A

 

 

Day 10: Halali Resort (Etosha National Park)

Game drives in the park.

Accommodation: Halali Resort

Meals: Breakfast / Picnic lunch / Dinner

Included activities: Game drives and game viewing at floodlit waterholes

Optional activities: N.A.

 

 

Day 11: Halali Resort – Old Traders Lodge (Erindi Game Reserve)

Namibia has its fascinating desert, its own canyon, the Etosha pan and endless savannah, but on a vast mountainous plain lie Erindi, translated as "The Place of Water" in local Herero, with more than 15 000 head of game teeming over an unbelievably large game reserve, where even rare and endangered species are being conserved and managed in a manner that allows man to experience what it was once like to live in undisturbed Africa. The experience is set on 71 000 ha of pristine wilderness with varied landscapes in a malaria-free area, from mountains to savannah to open grassland right in the heart of Namibia: Erindi Private Game Reserve is situated in the triangle between Okahandja, Otjiwarongo and Omaruru. The pure tranquillity, abundant wildlife and distant horizons with awesome sunsets will sweep us off our feet. Old Traders Lodge provides the accommodation at Erindi Private Game Reserve. This impressive lodge comprises the main dining room and viewing deck as well as 35 well appointed suites including 5 deluxe suites. Three of the five deluxe suites face the water hole. The spacious suites include; comfortable double or twin single beds with crisp linen and warm blankets, remote controlled air-conditioning, en-suite bathroom with bath and shower, in-room safe, in-room study desk, satellite TV, hairdryers, fridges and kettles.

Accommodation: Old Traders Lodge

Meals: Breakfast / Picnic lunch / Dinner

Included activities: Afternoon game drive - A short excursion takes a sundowner location. Intense golden hues make the evening surreal as we sip drinks and enjoy light snacks. The light softens after a magnificent sunset, as the sun dips behind the horizon, the air cools, day transforms to night. Animals leave the safety of their daytime shelters. The numerous nocturnal hunters, including lion and genet pick up scent trailing the night air. Evening excursion also bring incredible viewing of little creatures such as striped polecat, African wild cat, bat eared foxes, porcupine and pangolin, brown hyena, spotted hyena and jackal.

Optional activities: N.A.

 

 

Day 12: Old Traders Lodge (Erindi Game Reserve) – Windhoek International Airport

The day begins before first light. We meet at the main lodge where the kitchen prepares hot brewed coffee, tea, muffins. We depart in the Land Rovers, the air crisp and the morning alive with the sounds of the bush. The rangers have an intimate knowledge of the environment, reading signs of last night’s activity they take us into their world.

It’s not long before we pick up the spoor of a predator left not long before as the first rays of sun pierce the mountains in the distance. Communicating by radio, the vehicles share information on sightings giving us a greater chance of experiencing as much as possible. After the game drive we depart to Windhoek to be in time for your flight. We visit the Okahandja craft market on our way to Windhoek.

Accommodation: N.A.

Meals: Breakfast

Included activities: Morning game drive, then en-route to Windhoek we visit the Okahandja craft market.

Optional activities: N.A. 

Listed below are hotels/lodges/resorts that the safari tour operator can accomodate for you.

  • River Crossing
  • Sossusvlei Lodge
  • Atlantic Villa
  • Twyfelfontein Country Lodge
  • Taleni Etosha Village
  • Halali Resort
  • Old Traders Lodge

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