The Greater Namibia Lodge Journey – 11 Days

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This safari encompasses wonderful game-viewing opportunities combined with a special Namibian experience. A couple of nights are spent in Namibia’s popular Namib Naukluft Park and in Etosha National Park. One famous for the highest red dunes in the world and one for its unusual white Salt Pans which dominate the centre of the park.

Hailed as one of Africa’s largest game parks, being almost the size of Switzerland, this area is Namibia’s premier gameviewing destination, covering thousands of kilometers of dense bush and open plains where an incredible diversity of game roam free, including lion, eland, elephant, giraffe, rhino and ostrich. Here one can enjoy many a relaxing sundowner, whilst observing the large concentrations of game coming down to the floodlit waterholes to quench their thirst.

Highlights

Sossusvlei

The red dunes at Sossusvlei are some of the most impressive natural treasures of Namibia. With a relative height of about 375m above the Tsauchab River and a height difference of about 225m to the neighbouring valleys these dunes are amongst the highest in the world.

Swakopmund

Swakopmund is a popular amongst visitors because of its old-world charm and relaxed atmosphere. Founded in 1892 during the period of German colonial rule, it served as the territory’s main harbor for many years. Today this quaint desert town, hedged by desert and sea, is enhanced by lush green lawns, palm trees and carefully tended public gardens.

Damaraland

The name Damaraland is derived from the fact that the Damara people live in this area (they were relocated here as a result of the Odendaal Plan in the 1960’s). The name Damaraland is still commonly used in tourism circles, although the entire region has now been renamed; the southern section now lies in the Erongo region while the north forms part of the Kunene region.

Price from (Tour only)

High season (01 July 2015 – 30 November 2015)

$AUD $US
Adult sharing 4,395 3,250
Single supplement 365 280

Low season (01 December 2014 – 30 June 2015 and November 2015)

$AUD $US
Adult sharing 4,150 3,055
Single supplement 295 225

All prices are subject to availability. The prices are subject to change with the foreign exchange rate fluctuation. Note accommodations are subject to availability at the moment of the booking. Fixed accommodations can host between 2 and 6 wheelchair users, if more rooms are requested, we do set up our Mobile En-suite Safari Tents and Camps.

Tailor made holiday
You can extend your stay or combine it with another at this destination or a different one (on request).

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 & 2: (2 Nights) WINDHOEK – SOSSUSVLEI – NAMIB DESERT
Overnight in comfortable Sossusvlei Desert Camp or similar – Dinner, Bed and Breakfast (other meals and drinks are excluded)

Upon at your arrival at Windhoek International Airport, you will meet your safari guide and you will drive to the Namib Naukluft Park (approximately 4/5hours drive). You will spend the next two nights in the famous Sossusvlei/ Sesriem area, home to some of the highest sand-dunes in the world.

Sesriem, the gateway to Sossusvlei, is named after a 30m deep canyon carved through layers of conglomerate by the Tsauchab River. The name is translated as “six thongs” – a reference to the fact that pioneer farmers had to use six ox thongs to lower buckets to the pools in the narrow canyon.

A very early departure takes us to explore some of the highest sand dunes in the world at the famous Sossusvlei in time for sunrise. Morning spent exploring the area. Back to our Lodge for lunch. Afternoon spent visiting the Sesriem Canyon.

Optional activities balloon flights and scenic flights over Sossusvlei and Namib Desert.

Day 3 & 4: (2 Nights) SWAKOPMUND
Overnight in chalet at a Local Guest House – BB (other meals and drinks excluded)

We leave the Namib Desert and travel west towards the historic town of Swakopmund. We’ll have lunch en route. Afternoon spent at leisure or exploring the town.
Swakopmund is a popular amongst visitors because of its old-world charm and relaxed atmosphere. Founded in 1892 during the period of German colonial rule, it served as the territory’s main harbor for many years. Today this quaint desert town, hedged by desert and sea, is enhanced by lush green lawns, palm trees and carefully tended public gardens.

Day 5: (1 Night) DAMARALAND
Overnight in comfortable Lodge – Dinner, Bed and Breakfast (other meals and drinks excluded)

After having had a restful evening and a relaxing breakfast at our Guest House, we depart Swakopmund, heading in a northerly direction towards Etosha National Park.
Leaving the coast our route takes us east passed Spitzkoppe towards Outjio in the Damaraland.
The name Damaraland is derived from the fact that the Damara people live in this area (they were relocated here as a result of the Odendaal Plan in the 1960’s). The name Damaraland is still commonly used in tourism circles, although the entire region has now been renamed; the southern section now lies in the Erongo region while the north forms part of the Kunene region.

Activities included: stop to visit Cape Cross

Day 6 & 7: (2 Night) WESTERN ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK
Overnight in Chalets inside the park – Bed and Breakfast (other meals and drinks excluded)

Our next two evenings will be spent in the western side of Etosha National Park. Our very basic routine will be to spend as much time as is possible game viewing in this world-famous park. We shall spend all morning out on a game-drive, returning for brunch around 11o’clock, after which you can relax until the late afternoon, when we shall depart once again on a game drive.

Day 8 & 9: (2 Night) EASTERN ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK – MOKTUI LODGE
Overnight at Mokuti Lodge – Dinner, Bed and Breakfast (other meals and drinks excluded)

Today we leave the western side of the park and we head East. We will spend other two nights in this side of the Park.

Day 10: (1 Night) FRANS INDONGO LODGE & CHEETAH EDUCATION CENTER
Overnight in comfortable Frans Indongo Lodge – Bed & breakfast + Cheetah Conservation Center fee

Day 11: Departure

This morning we depart and return to Windhoek in time to connect your international flight.

Tour price includes

  • 10 nights in fixed accommodation
  • Meals as specified in the itinerary
  • All transfers and game drives
  • Park entry fees into Namib Park and Etosha National Park
  • Day tours/ excursions as specified on the itinerary
  • Vehicles equipped with a hydraulic lift
  • Services of a qualified English-speaking safari guide

Not included

  • International and domestic flights
  • Meals and Drinks unless specified in the itinerary
  • Transfers not specified in the itinerary
  • Single supplement charges
  • Comprehensive insurance (luggage, personal liability abroad etc)
  • Optional activities
  • Laundry
  • Gratuities & items of a personal nature
  • Tipping and gratuities to Chauffeur & Local guides
  • Passport & Visa fees

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