Best of Namibia
Africa
Countries Visted: Namibia
8 days / Trip Code: ABS100
$2795.00 (double / per person)



Trip Overview:
4 nights accommodation at Wolwedans Boulders Camp
2 nights accommodation at Camp Kipwe
2 nights accommodation at Okahirongo Purros Elephant Lodge
2 nights accommodation at Onguma Plains Camp

This Adventure Includes:
4 nights accommodation at Wolwedans Boulders Camp
2 nights accommodation at Camp Kipwe
2 nights accommodation at Okahirongo Purros Elephant Lodge
2 nights accommodation at Onguma Plains Camp

PACKAGE INCLUDES
Accommodation on full board basis, all scheduled activities at the lodges, house wines, soft drinks and beer at Okahirongo and all drinks at Wolwedans Boulders Camp (except imported spirits and vintage wines), relevant airport and airstrip transfers, charter costs, pilot accommodation, overnight and meals, VAT and Tourism Levy

This Adventure Does Not Include:
PACKAGE EXCLUDES

Premium wines and imported spirits at Wolwedans Boulders Camp, all spirits and wines (except house wines) at Okahirongo, any additional / optional activities, any delays or diversions due to bad weather or any other reason that might affect the safety of the aircraft and/or the passengers, Airport passenger taxes, laundry services, curio shop purchases, personal insurance and personal items, international flights
Cancellation, baggage and medical insurance;
Staff gratuities;
Any items of a personal nature.

Service Level:
Four Star Level (The Four Star service level features deluxe suite, 4 star accomodations. Some meals may be provided. Programs feature private guides and customized personal adventures.)

Physical Demand Rating:
2 (Easy)

Departure Info:


Additional Trip Notes:


Adventure Type:
Eco Adventure, Wildlife Safari

Budget: $2501 ~ $5000

Days: 8

Day 1:
ARRIVE WINDHOEK
Arrive at the Windhoek International Airport, clear customs and immigrations and continue through to the arrivals hall. Meet your transfer representative and transfer to the Windhoek Eros Airport. Meet your pilot and commence on your scheduled dune hopper flight at 10h45am to the Namib Rand Nature Reserve, arriving at 12h00pm.

Boulders Safari Camp is situated 45 kilometres south of Wolwedans and hugged by massive granite rocks. From here guests are able to explore the deep south of NamibRand Nature Reserve on guided scenic drives or 2-3 hour walking safaris treading along the ancient hunting grounds of the Bushmen.

Day 2 - 3:
NAMIB LAND NATURE RESERVE
Absorb the unique NamibRand Nature Reserve landscape during a morning and afternoon excursion by Land Rover through the dunes, endless grassy plains and along mystical mountain formations. You could encounter large and small desert animals, learn about their unique habits and explore the ancient hunting spots of the Bushmen. Revel in the incredible landscape around you and Wolwedans’ commitment to care for guest and nature alike.
Optionally (depending on tours and season), you could join a day-safari with picnic lunch en-route at one of the famous picnic sites – the “HardRock Café” for example.

DAY 4:
DAMARALAND
After breakfast at leisure meet your pilot and commence on your flight to Damaraland and Camp Kipwe. 'Kipwe', meaning blessed in Swahili, is built creatively into the large granite boulders, facing out onto superb scenery. Activities at the camp include nature drives with the possibility if seeing the desert adapted elephant in the dry season, Twyfelfontein excursions to the rock engravings and guided walks in front of the camp with Kipwe's experienced guides. CAMP KIPWE

Day 5:
TWYFELFONTEIN HERITAGE SITE AND WILDLIFE
After breakfast, you will have an excursion to the world-famous Petroglyphs at Twyfelfontein and have a feeling of how the San (Bushman) people communicated with their ancestors. Twyfelfontein could also become one of Namibia’s first world heritage sites, adding more value to the local communities. Return to the Camp for lunch and leisurely afternoon by the pool. Alternatively join a game drive down the riverbed in search for the rare Desert elephant. CAMP KIPWE

Day 6:
NORTH WEST NAMIBIA - OKAHIRONGO ELEPHANT LODGE
After a sumptuous breakfast meet your pilot and commence on your flight to the remote North-West of Namibia. Okahirongo Elephant Lodge is situated in the Kaokoland, often described as one of the last truly wild areas in the North West of Namibia and it features beautiful mountain landscapes and rugged tranquility. The lodge, in Purros Conservancy, is a no risk malaria destination and they share their place with both the Himba and Herero people.

Okahirongo offers a highly sophisticated desert experience for a maximum of 18 guests. Accommodation comprises of 7 luxury double cottages (50 sqmt) with en-suite large bathroom with bathtub overlooking the magnificent surroundings, two decorated basins, a choice of indoor or open air shower, and a spacious private gazebo with a queen size sun bed, where to relax after an intense desert safari day. The cottages are decorated in a rich and sensuous fusion of ochre, honey and sand colours, but each one with its own unique style and atmosphere: ethnic and local sculptured furnishing bring the excitement and romance of Africa, to life. The lodge has a spectacular wraparound view and you can enjoy your stay by either lazing around the swimming pool, reading a book in the cool comfort of the library, or relaxing in one of the two open-air lounges or having a body massage.

The menu changes daily, a delicious fusion of Italian and African cuisine. In the evenings dinner is served by candlelight in one of the two dining rooms or in the fire-lit traditional Namibian “boma” under the stars. The Kaokoland is the only place in the world where the elephants, black rhinos, giraffes, lions and other African animals live in a desert area. OKAHIRONGO ELEPHANT LODGE

Day 7:
OKAHIRONGO ELEPHANT LODGE
During your stay at the Okahirongo Elephant Lodge, you can explore a true untouched wilderness area. The activities offered by the lodge include desert adapted elephants tracking, twice daily game and scenic drives in open 4x4 vehicles, night drives, morning desert walk and visits to a local Himba village. This day is totally dedicated to experiencing the untouched wilderness, alternatively you can spend the remainder of the day at leisure. OKAHIRONGO ELEPHANT LODGE

Day 8:
ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK
After breakfast, commence on your flight to the Etosha National Park. From the Mokuti airstrip you will be transferred to Onguma Plains Camp where you will be accommodated for the next two nights.

The Onguma Game Reserve borders onto Etosha National Park and situated next to the von Lindequist gate which is the eastern entrance to the park. The Reserve covers an area of 38 000ha and incorporates ecological substrata such as savannah, bushveld, omuramba and dry pan. Plains game roam freely and there are over 300 species of birds in that area.Activities from Onguma Plains - The Fort include half day drives to Etosha National Park and half day drives, night drives and guided walks on the Onguma Game Reserve. ONGUMA LODGE

Day 9:
ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK GAME VIEWING
After a leisurely breakfast, enjoy a guided drive into the Etosha National Park for a full day of game viewing. This Park consists of 22 270 km2 of saline desert, savannah and woodlands, and is one of the largest parks in Africa. Its definitive feature is the Etosha Pan, a vast, shallow depression of approximately 5 000 km2.

Of the 114 mammal species found in the park, several are rare and endangered, such as the Black Rhino and Black-Faced Impala. The former is endemic to northwestern Namibia and South-western Angola. Etosha’s current population of approximately 300 black rhinos represents one of the few growing populations in the world. Etosha’s elephants are reputed to be of the largest in Africa, the tallest ones measuring up to 4m at the shoulder. Their tusks are however relatively small, due to genetic defects and mineral deficiencies in their diet. ONGUMA LODGE

Day 10:
RETURN FLIGHT TO WINDHOEK AND INTL DEPARTURE
After a sumptuous breakfast, you will be transferred to the airstrip and commence on your return flight to the Windhoek International Airport in time for your outbound flight.


Pre-Trip Travel Information:
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Cancellation Policy:
CANCELLATION POLICY:

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60 or more days: $150
30-60 days: $300 Advance payment cost unless deposit is higher
29–8 days: 40% of trip cost
7–0 days No refund

Client Note:
Some cruises and operators may require an additional deposit and have different cancellation policies. We will advise this at time of reservation. We strongly recommend travel insurance.


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$600.00

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