Holiday details
Ref No.: DRASA2
Travel Agent: Africa Southern Adventures
Holiday Title: 12-DAY CAMPING SAFARI - NAMIBIA
Destination: Namibia
Contact Tel.: +27 21 424 4653
Package: Full Board
Hotel Rating: N/A
Duration (nights): 11
Fixed Price (per person): $1516
Dates Available: From: 21/07/2012   To: 31/12/2013
Destination Country and city travelling from: Namibia,SOUSSUSVLEI
Description:
The land of unrelenting sun, where the ground seems to beg the heavens for rain, and the landscapes stretch uninterrupted for hundreds of kilometers on end. Deserts where one gazes in wonder and amazement at the animals and plants that survives in this harsh environment. This tour covers all of the highlights of central and northern Namibia, but also concentrates on "off the beaten track" routes and attractions. Flexibility, a willingness to participate and an awareness of the elements are essential in order to get the most out of this tour.
Itinerary:
DAY 1: WINDHOEK – NAMIB

Setting off from the capital, Windhoek at 09h00 (Meet at 08h30), we travel south to Rehoboth, and then into the true Namib to the DRIFTERS DESERT CAMP in the Namibrand Nature Reserve. Here we camp alone in the wilderness with only the desert landscapes, rocky mountains, and towering dunes to keep us company. The sunset over the desert is a sight to behold. We enjoy a traditional meal under the clear night skies before falling asleep to the sounds of the wild. D



DAY 2: NAMIB DESERT
Awake to desert vistas that extend further than the eye can see. The DRIFTERS DESERT CAMP is nestled against a towering rock outcrop within a protected wilderness that DRIFTERS has conserved and restored and on which game has been protected with the proceeds of tourism. During our stay here, we will conduct extensive guided walks and game drives both during the day and at night in order to better understand the desert fauna and flora. B L D



DAY 3: SOUSSUSVLEI
After a short morning walk we pack up and continue through the endless plains to the Sesriem Canyon and the awesome Soussusvlei dunes. We will transfer into the dunes by 4 x 4 and will spend time climbing these spectacular mountains of sand before moving on to camp wild in the desert. B L D



DAY 4 - 5: SWAKOPMUND

Crossing through the Namib Naukluft Park, we visit the dramatic Lunar Landscape, and the ancient Welwitschia plants, before making for the coastal town of Swakopmund where we spend two nights in the centrally located, comfortable DRIFTERS SWAKOPMUND LODGE. We explore this holiday town and its surrounds thoroughly and enjoy one evening meal at a local nightspot (own expense). Clients will have the opportunity to partake in Quad Biking, Sand Boarding and Sky diving whilst here (own expense). B L D ; B



DAY 6: SKELETON COAST – SPITSKOP

Today we head up the barren Skeleton Coast, scene of many a shipwreck, to the Seal Colony at Cape Cross where thousands of Cape Fur Seals can be seen ashore. Venturing inland, our next stop is at the impressive Spitskop where we will camp wild amongst the boulders at the base of this unusual granitic outcrop. We hope to see the endemic colorful Lovebirds during our stay here.

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DAY 7: TWYFELFONTEIN – PALMWAG

A long day, we move on to visit the Organ Pipes and the bushman Rock Engravings at Twyfelfontein before entering Damaraland and crossing the Grootberg to camp the night near the oasis of Palmwag. This is one of a few sanctuaries used by the rare Desert Elephants, and we hope to see these magnificent animals up close today. B L D


DAY 8- 9: EPUPA FALLS
Traveling through the heart of the Kaokoveld today, we make our way north to the Angolan border where we will camp at a community project on the banks of the Cunene river at the awesome Epupa Falls. During our time here we hope to interact with the nomadic Himba people, a tribe that live in this inhospitable region and wander with their livestock in search of grazing. We will also explore the area surrounding the Fall’s.

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DAY 10 - 11: ETOSHA NAT. PARK
Traveling through the heart of the Kaokoveld today, we make our way north to the Angolan border where we will camp at a community project on the banks of the Cunene river at the awesome Epupa Falls. During our time here we hope to interact with the nomadic Himba people, a tribe that live in this inhospitable region and wander with their livestock in search of grazing. We will also explore the area surrounding the Fall’s.

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DAY 10 - 11: ETOSHA NAT. PARK

This morning we leave the Park to make the journey back to Windhoek. We expect to arrive back in the capital in the late afternoon. B L



DEPARTURES
This tour departs from Windhoek every second Tuesday, pre and post tour nights can be arranged through the Drifters office.



IMPORTANT INFORMATION
This tour involves a certain amount of walking, so a small daypack is advisable. A sleeping bag, towel and pillow are required for this tour.

Seasonable Malaria precautions are advisable and are locally obtainable. During winter the night-time temperatures can fall below zero and during summer the daytime temperatures can reach the forties, so be prepared for this. Most major currencies can be exchanged on arrival in Windhoek and other centers, but banking hours do apply. Credit cards are generally accepted.


Our price includes transport, food, coffee, teas and fruit juice at breakfast, a professional guide, group equipment, accommodation, permits and park entry fees. The price does not include alcohol and soft drinks, tips, curios and optional extras. Before departure clients will be required to enter into an agreement agreeing to our booking conditions and general information. Clients are required to have their own comprehensive personal travel insurance.
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All guest must be covered by a fully comprehensive travel insurance policy.
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INCLUDED HIGHLIGHTS:

Kaokoveld
Epupa Falls
Open-vehicle Game Drive
Spitskop
Game Walks
Damaraland
Swakopmund
Private Desert Camp
Desert Night Drive
Sossusvlei Dunes
Etosha National Park
4 x 4 trip to Sossusvlei


OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

* Quad biking

* Dune Boarding

* Sky Diving

* Marine Wildlife Boat Trip
 
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Contact Phone: +27 214344653
 
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