Holiday details
Travel Agent: SafarisOnline
Holiday Protection Type & No: ATOL/ABTA Protection
Holiday Title: Highlights of Namibia Safari
Destination: Namibia
Contact Tel.: 0207 631 3373
Package: Refer to Itinerary
Hotel Rating: 4 star
Duration (nights): 8
Dates Available: From: 01/01/2013   To: 31/12/2013
Description:
The 9 Day Highlights of a Namibia safari combines three of Namibia's most unique safari areas. This African safari focuses on the Swakopmund, Sossusvlei and Etosha areas in Namibia. It is a fly-in safari, which departs from and returns to Johannesburg.

At the Lodges and Camps in Namibia two nature activities are conducted daily by experienced rangers and trackers. At Swakopmund the area is explored in the company of an experienced guide.

Safari Highlights

Windhoek
Sossusvlei
Swakopmund
Etosha National Park
Unforgettable varied experiences
Luxury accommodation
Itinerary:
Namibia Safari Itinerary

Day 1
Windhoek

Guests are met and welcomed at any location of their choice in either Johannesburg or Pretoria, from where they are transferred to O.R. Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg, for a flight to Windhoek. Guests are met on arrival at Windhoek airport and enjoy a short city tour on the way to the hotel. The late afternoon is spent at leisure.
Overnight: Hotel Heinitzburg
Meals: Lunch and Dinner

Day 2
Sossusvlei

After breakfast guests are transferred to Eros Airport for a charter flight to Sossusvlei. Experience the haunting beauty of the Namib Desert at Sossusvlei Mountain Lodge, situated in the foothills of the private NamibRand Nature Reserve. The Namib, known as ‘The Living Desert’ – is a world of vast space, endless horizons, dramatic desert landscapes and jagged mountain heights. Led by Sossusvlei’s expert rangers and naturalists, the afternoon is devoted to exploring the desert landscape on open 4×4 vehicles.
Overnight: Sossusvlei Desert Lodge
Meals: Full Board

Day 3
Sossusvlei

The morning is devoted to an excursion into the famous Sossusvlei sand dunes, the highest dunes in the world and Sesriem Canyon. The name 'Sossusvlei' applies to an area that encompasses the great plain of the Tsauchab River, together with the red dunes that appear to be marching along like giant sentinels to the south and north of the plain. After experiencing the dunes on foot, the safari travels on to Sesriem Canyon. The canyon begins as an almost imperceptible, but nevertheless deep cleft in level, stony ground and then widens until it finally flattens out onto the plain. Because it is so deep and sheltered, it often holds water well into the dry season. An invigorating sight in such a barren and stark environment. During the afternoon we return to the lodge for some relaxation and thereafter explore the area on quad bikes (four wheelers).
Overnight: Sossusvlei Desert Lodge
Meals: Full Board

Day 4
Swakopmund

Guests are transferred to the local airstrip for a flight to Swakopmund. Swakopmund is a quiet, quaint and picturesque seaside town, established in 1892 with a rich history. The late afternoon is devoted to a quad biking (four wheeler) experience, in the desert not far from Swakopmund. On arrival at the official departure point, you will view a short introductory video on quad biking. Following this you will receive your safety equipment and your guide will brief you about the terrain you will be riding on, as well as give you clear descriptions on the hand signals to be used. Your guide will also explain the controls of the quad bike you will use for your trip. Both manual and automatic quads are available. The four-wheeler desert experience is followed by a transfer to the hotel in Swakopmund.
Overnight: Hansa Hotel
Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 5
Swakopmund

Our first stop is at ' Bird Rock '- a guano island inhabited by some 200 000 birds and one of the first examples of man's efforts to utilize the rich natural resources of the area. The tour then makes its way to the lagoon at Walvis Bay and then on to Sandwich Harbor. Both have been designated as 'Wetlands of International Importance'. From Walvis Bay the safari travels south to the towering, wind-sculptured dunes at the edge of Sandwich harbor. Some 40 000 birds – 34 different species – were recorded in this area during recent surveys. Take a leisurely walk around the lagoon (an official marine sanctuary) where you may also see seals, dolphins and even whales. The safari tour then makes its way back to Swakopmund, arriving during the late afternoon.
Overnight: Hansa Hotel
Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 6
Etosha

Guests are transferred to a local airstrip for a flight to Ongava. Ongava is a private concession just outside the Etosha National Park. Etosha is Namibia's premier game viewing destination. It is one of Africa's premier game reserves and is nearly the size of Switzerland. Large herds of plains game may be sighted around the waterholes during the dry season. A late afternoon game drive is conducted in open 4×4 vehicles accompanied by a local ranger and tracker.
Overnight: Ongava Lodge
Meals: Full Board

Day 7
Etosha

The morning is devoted to a game drive in the Okaukuejo area of Etosha where lion, elephant (seasonal), gemsbok, springbok, black rhino, greater kudu and red hartebeest can be seen at numerous waterholes and fringing habitats. Apex predators like leopard, cheetah and spotted hyena also occur in this area. The afternoon is devoted to exploring Ongava, which is home to both the black and white rhino. These pre-historic beasts are rarely found in the same area and the potential of sighting both on the afternoon safari, is sure to be a highlight of the day.
Overnight: Ongava Lodge
Meals: Full Board

Day 8
Etosha

The day is once again spent exploring the area's unique ecology from the back of open 4×4 vehicles and on a bush-walk accompanied by an armed ranger. Etosha, meaning "Great White Place", is dominated by a massive mineral pan. The pan is part of the Kalahari Basin, the floor of which was formed some 1 000 million years ago. The Etosha Pan covers around 25% of the National Park and was originally a lake fed by the Kunene River. However, the course of the river changed thousands of years ago and the lake dried up. The pan is now a large dusty depression of salt and clay, which fills only in the event of heavy rains and even then only holds water for a short time. This temporary water in the Etosha Pan attracts thousands of wading birds, including impressive flocks of flamingo and the perennial springs along the edges of the Etosha Pan, draw large concentrations of wildlife and birds.
Overnight: Ongava Lodge
Meals: Full Board

Day 9
Departure

A last morning game drive is followed by a flight to Windhoek, from where guests connect to Johannesburg. Guests are met on arrival at O.R. Tambo International, from where they will be transferred to any location of their choice in either Johannesburg or Pretoria or assisted with checking-in to a connecting flight. A memorable Namibia safari is painted in memory forever.
Overnight: None
Meals: Breakfast
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Tour Price:
From GB£ 2,430 to GB£ 3,320 Per Person

Tour Starting Date:
Any date specified by clients, this is a private tour

Tour Starting Point:
Johannesburg

Tour Ending Point:
Johannesburg

Flights Included:

Johannesburg to Windhoek round trip
Eros Airport to Sossusvlei one way
Sossusvlei to Swakopmund one way
Swakopmund to Ongava one way
Ongava to Windhoek one way

What is included:

Accommodation as specified in the itinerary
Services of a registered guide or local ranger
Meals as specified in the Itinerary
Tourism levy
All applicable taxes
All land transportation in air conditioned vehicles
Game drives on open 4×4 vehicles at private game reserves
All activities and entrance fees to places mentioned in the itinerary
All park fees where applicable
Transfers as indicated in the itinerary

What is excluded:

International airfare (To South Africa and home)
Activities not specifically stated in the itinerary
Drinks
Gratuities
Meals not specifically stated in the itinerary
 
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