Ultimate Namibia Safari Tour
Namibia is a vast country, even by African standards, covering an area approximately twice the size of California and four times the size of the United Kingdom, but with a population of a mere 2 million. This gives one of the lowest population densities in the world. It is also an 'ageless land’; visible through our heritage of rock art created by stone-age artists and geological attractions such as the petrified forest where fossilised tree trunks have lain for over 280 million years. When added to the space and silence, these factors all contribute to a feeling of antiquity, solitude and wilderness.
per person sharing
10 days / 9 nights
Lodges and luxury tented camps
- A comprehensive Namibian experience that covers all the hot spots – Sossusvlei (sand dunes), Etosha (wildlife), Damaraland (tribal culture) and Swakopmund (sea kayaking)
- Focus on the highest levels of guiding
- Group tour with scheduled departures to be cost-effective
- Visit the world renowned AfriCat Foundation and learn more about conservation initiatives involving Africa’s large cats
- Accommodations are between 4* and 5* level
Ultimate Namibia Safari Tour Itinerary
Day 1 - 2: Windhoek to Sossusvlei area
Sossusvlei is where you will find the iconic red sand dunes of the Namib. The clear blue skies contrast with the giant red sand dunes to make this one of the natural wonders of Africa and a photographer’s heaven. Aside from the attractions at Sossusvlei – Dune 45, Hiddenvlei, Big Daddy and Deadvlei – other attractions in the area include the Sesriem Canyon and Namib-Naukluft National Park, where the mountains of the Namib meet its plains.
Day 3 - 4: Swakopmund
Swakopmund resembles a small, German coastal resort nestled between the desert and the sea. It boasts a charming combination of German colonial architecture blended with modern hotels, shops, restaurants, museums, craft centres, galleries and cafés.
Day 5 - 6: Damaraland
Huge, untamed and ruggedly beautiful Damaraland is an exceptionally scenic landscape of open plains and spectacular rock formations. The major attractions are Spitzkoppe, the Brandberg, Twyfelfontein, Vingerklip and the Petrified Forests.
Desert Adapted Elephants of Damaraland
In habitats with sufficient vegetation and water an adult elephant consumes as much as 300 kg of roughage and 230 litres of water every day of its life. Consider what a herd of them would eat and drink in a week or a month or a year. Finding an African elephant in a desert? Well, yes and not only elephant, but other large mammals as well, such as black rhinoceros and giraffe. Their ranges extend from river catchments in northern Kaokoveld as far south as the northern Namib.
Apart from the Kunene River, seven river courses northwards from the Ugab provide them with possible routes across the desert, right to the Skeleton Coast. The biggest are the Hoarusib, the Hoanib, the Huab and the Ugab Rivers. Desert adapted elephant in Kaokoland and the Namib walk further for water and fodder than any other elephant in Africa. The distances between waterholes and feeding grounds can be as great as 68 km. The typical home range of a family herd is larger than 2,000 km², or eight times as big as ranges in central Africa where rainfall is much higher.
They walk and feed at night and rest during the day. To meet their nutritional and bulk requirements they browse on no fewer than 74 of the 103 plant species that grow in their range. Not a separate species or even a subspecies, they are an ecotype unique to Namibia in Africa south of the equator, behaviourally adapted to hyper-arid conditions. Elephant in Mali on the southwestern fringe of the Sahara Desert are the only others known to survive in similar conditions.
Day 7 - 8: Southern Etosha National Park
Ongava Private Game Reserve
Sharing a common boundary with Etosha National Park, the prolific 30 000-hectare private Ongava Game Reserve is considered one of the finest private game reserves in the region, enjoying global recognition for exceptional conservation, ground breaking research and exciting safari experiences. The reserve is home to – among others – lion, eland, black-faced impala, Hartmann’s mountain zebra and a variety of other antelope species. Additional, it is one of the few private reserves in Southern Africa where both black and white rhinos can be observed. The recorded bird life has reached over 340 species.
Day 9: Etosha National Park / Onguma Game Reserve
Situated on the eastern side of Etosha National Park and bordering Fisher’s Pan, Onguma Game Reserve has more than 20,000 hectares of protected land and wildlife. The nature reserve boasts over thirty different animal species consisting of plains game such as kudu, giraffe, eland, oryx, hartebeest, zebra, impala and many more roam freely, as well as predators such as lion, cheetah and leopard, being common residents of the area. Onguma Game Reserve is now proud to be home to a family of black rhinos! More than 300 bird species can also be viewed at Onguma Game Reserve.
Day 10: Onguma Game Reserve to Windhoek via the AfriCat Foundation
Your early departure will take you south from Onguma Tree Top via Tsumeb, Otavi and Otjiwarongo to reach Okonjima’s AfriCat Day Centre, a wonderful highlight with which to conclude your safari.
Full Itinerary & Accommodation Details
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Guaranteed Departure Dates 2017
SAFARI 1: Tuesday, 7th March to Thursday, 16th March 2017
SAFARI 2: Tuesday, 21st March to Thursday, 30th March 2017
SAFARI 3: Tuesday, 4th April to Thursday, 13th April 2017
SAFARI 4: Tuesday, 25th April to Thursday, 4th May 2017
SAFARI 5: Tuesday, 9th May to Thursday, 18th May 2017
SAFARI 6: Tuesday, 23rd May to Thursday, 1st June 2017
SAFARI 7: Tuesday, 30th May to Thursday, 8th June 2017
SAFARI 8: Tuesday, 13th June to Thursday, 22nd June 2017
SAFARI 9: Tuesday, 27th June to Thursday, 6th July 2017
SAFARI 10: Tuesday, 11th July to Thursday, 20th July 2017
SAFARI 11: Tuesday, 25th July to Thursday, 3rd August 2017
SAFARI 12: Tuesday, 1st August to Thursday, 10th August 2017
SAFARI 13: Tuesday, 15th August to Thursday, 24th August 2017
SAFARI 14: Tuesday, 29th August to Thursday, 7th September 2017
SAFARI 15: Tuesday, 5th September to Thursday, 14th September 2017
SAFARI 16: Tuesday, 19th September to Thursday, 28th September 2017
SAFARI 17: Tuesday, 10th October to Thursday, 19th October 2017
SAFARI 18: Tuesday, 17th October to Thursday, 26th October 2017
SAFARI 19: Tuesday, 24th October to Thursday, 2nd November 2017
SAFARI 20: Tuesday, 14th November to Thursday, 23rd November 2017
SAFARI 21: Tuesday, 5th December to Thursday, 14th December 2017
SAFARI 22: Tuesday, 19th December to Thursday, 28th December 2017
Minimum 1 pax, Maximum 8 pax.
LOW SEASON (1ST MARCH – 31ST MAY 2017)
Per person sharing: ZAR/NAD 39,515.00
Single supplement: ZAR/NAD 8,185.00
HIGH SEASON (1ST JUNE – 31ST DECEMBER 2017)
Per person sharing: ZAR/NAD 45,160.00
Single supplement: ZAR/NAD 8,750.00
Inclusions / Exclusions
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