Taste of Namibia - 6 Days

Taste of Namibia - 6 Days

This safari has a guaranteed departure every Saturday of the year subject to passenger numbers. There is no single supplement, and the price is virtually fully inclusive of everything you will need whilst travelling for six days. The style is limited participation, assisted camping. The third night is spent in a quality Windhoek guest-house and the cost is inclusive. Collection time is between 08:00 & 08:30 from anywhere within the Windhoek city limits.

Our tour departures are guaranteed to run with the following minimum numbers:
01 April 2012 – 30 June 2012: 4 passengers
01 July 2012 – 31 October 2012: 2 passengers

This safari can also be combined:
Two of the world’s natural wonders, the Okavango Delta and the mighty Victoria Falls can also be included by combining this trip with our 10 day Delta and Falls Safari.

Price Valid till:
01 April 2012 until end March 2013
Rate Per Person:
N$ 7 300.00 per person sharing
Capacity:
N/A
Duration:
6 Days, 5 nights
Departs:
Guaranteed departures every Saturday of the year, all year subject to passenger numbers.
  • Day 01: Windhoek – Okaukuejo camp, Etosha National Park
    You will be collected at your Windhoek accommodation between 08:00 & 08:30

    Travelling north, you pass through some of the country's best established commercial farmland and stop at quaint towns along the way, arriving at Anderson Gate by mid-afternoon. After entering Etosha we game drive our way through to Okaukuejo, Etosha's main rest camp and resort where we will check in and set up camp. Originally the site of a German fort built in 1901, Okaukuejo now houses the Etosha Ecological Institute, founded in 1974; the round watchtower is a remnant of the fort.

    After your evening meal there are still more chances to see Etosha's big game at a floodlit waterhole, situated on the boundary of our camp and easily reachable within a minute or two on foot.

    The waterhole has been described as one of the "best game viewing opportunities in Southern Africa" and the ideal venue to witness peculiar animal politics. Black rhino, Africa's tallest elephants, lion and numerous species of antelope are regular visitors during the cool, dry season.
  • Day 02: Okaukuejo – East Etosha, Namutoni region
    A full day's worth of game driving awaits and we leave early to enjoy the cool morning air, making our way to Halali camp, situated in the middle of the park.

    Along the way we visit several waterholes and are afforded splendid views of the massive Etosha Pan, a shallow depression that is dry for the greater part of the year, but fed by moisture from perennial springs on the fringes. The pan covers about 25 percent of the park. The game viewing is excellent throughout the year and we have the chance to spot a few new species that are not normally seen on the Okaukuejo side of the park.

    We stop at Halali camp for a rest and a leisurely lunch and there is time to visit the waterhole and to make use of the swimming pool and bar facilities before continuing to the eastern side of the park and our camp next to Fort Namutoni.
  • Day 03: East Etosha – Windhoek
    Be prepared for the long, scenic transit back to Windhoek. We pass through towns and rural areas, stopping in the small town of Okahandja, the home of Namibia’s largest wood carving market. The stalls operate on a local co-operative basis and offer a vast array of truly Namibian souvenirs.

    We are due back in Windhoek at 16:00 and you will be dropped off at your accommodation on our return. This night’s accommodation is included in the price of the safari, but dinner will be for the client’s own account.
  • Day 04:Windhoek – Sesriem area
    You will be collected at your Windhoek accommodation between 08:00 & 08:30

    We travel out over the Eros Mountains and along scenic roads on our way south-west to the desert. We also pass over part of the Naukluft Mountains, which are of particular interest for the ancient geological history of this part of the country. Heading down from Namibia’s central plateau by way of the beautiful Remhoogte Pass, we reach open plains and the tiny settlement of Solitaire.

    We cross some open grass savannah and farmlands before the terrain gives way to the immense red sand dune desert of the Namib. We aim to arrive at our camp during the late afternoon and watch the colours glow and change on distant mountains to the east.
  • Day 05:Sesriem area – Sossusvlei – Sesriem area
    A pre-dawn start is essential this morning as we want to catch the soft light of the sunrise on the desert. After passing through Sesriem, the gateway to the dunes, we head into the heart of the dune field, reaching Sossusvlei on foot, trekking the last 5 km through the dunes.

    Landscape photo opportunities abound in the cool of the morning, with dawn's soft light first illuminating the dunes from crest down the back slope, then blazing orange everywhere, creating a powerful contrasting vista across the whole desert. Ancient mineral pans, stunted camel thorn trees and the chance of seeing a gemsbok or ostrich makes it essential to remember your camera!

    We spend the morning in and around Sossusvlei, also visiting dune 45. As the day wears on we return to Sesriem for lunch, escaping the heat of the afternoon. As the day cools off in the late afternoon we will take a short excursion to the Sesriem Canyon.
  • Day 06:Sesriem area - Windhoek
    After breakfast we begin our journey back to Windhoek following a different route, ascending the massive Gamsberg Pass in the Khomas Hochland Mountain Range on our way back to civilization. In the Solitaire area we will stop at the ‘N/a’an ku se Namib Conservation Centre’, a 500 hectare Conservation Centre which hosts an educational centre and wildlife tracking within the purpose built enclosures and receive information on the carnivore surveillance in the greater Namib area.

    We are due back in Windhoek at 16:00 and you will be dropped off at your accommodation on our return. Your accommodation tonight is not included in the price of the safari.
Inclusive in our Rates:
  • Activities as stated in the itinerary (only)
  • English speaking guide
  • 1% or 2% Government Bed Levy
  • 6 Days vehicle and fuel
  • 2x Transfer from Hosea Kutako Airport
  • Accommodation and meals
  • Guide meals and accommodation included
  • Park Fees
Excluded from our Rates:
  • All expenses of a personal nature
  • Flights to/from in or outside Namibia
  • Changes in the itinerary while on tour
  • Personal Travel / Medical / Luggage insurance
  • Activities not stated in the itinerary or not mentioned (optional)
  • Entrance fees – personal expenses, alcoholic drinks, tips / porterage

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