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VISITING: WINDHOEK, SWAKOPMUND, DAMARALAND, ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK, WINDHOEK

 

Day 1: (FRI) WINDHOEK > SWAKOPMUND
A transfer takes you to the coastal town of Swakopmund. Upon your arrival in the early afternoon you check into your hotel. With palm-lined streets and seaside promenades, Swakopmund is a popular holiday destination in Namibia. For the international guest, Swakopmund is a bohemian mix of German architecture and African rhythms, a laid back attitude with adrenalin activities. It is colourful, it is vibrant, but most of all, it is pure fun.
Classic: Canyon Village – Breakfast
Superior: Canyon Lodge – Breakfast, Dinner

Day 2: (SAT) SWAKOPMUND
Swakopmund is often fondly referred to as the “playground of Namibia”, it has numerous activities ranging from, adventure to exploring the fascinating features of the Namib Desert and the animals and plants that occur and survive here. Embrace the relaxed pace of this idyllic coastal town whilst enjoying coffee and freshly baked pastries in one of the many cafés. Alternatively explore the rugged, sweltering desert on a day tour, or view this awesome, environment from the air on a scenic flight.

Classic: Swakopmund Plaza / Beach Hotel – Breakfast
Superior: Strand Hotel – Breakfast, Dinner & Marine Cruise


Day 3: (SUN) SWAKOPMUND > DAMARALAND
On long yet interesting and scenic roads we head further north into the Damaraland, one of the least populated and geologically diverse areas in Africa. This harsh, rocky environment is home to the elusive desert elephant, the black rhino and free-roaming antelope species. Accompanied by a local Damara guide we visit Twyfelfontein, a UNESCO heritage site with over 2 500 bushman rock engravings. After a visit to the nearby Living Museum of the Damara we proceed to the Petrified Forest - a geological phenomenon depicting the creation and metamorphosis of wood into stone and the Welwitschia mirabilis – the oldest living desert plant.
Classic: Damara Mopane Lodge – Breakfast
Superior: Vingerklip Lodge – Breakfast, Dinner

Day 4: (MON) DAMARALAND > ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK
After a relaxed breakfast, we travel towards the Etosha National Park, famous for its vast amount of wildlife. After we have reached our camp located just outside of the National Park, we explore the various waterholes located close to Okaukuejo and the Anderson gate for our first park wildlife encounters. Optional and time permitting open vehicle game drives can be booked with the lodge.
Classic: Etosha Safari Camp – Breakfast
Superior: Etosha Village – Breakfast, Dinner

Day 5: (TUE) ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK
The day is devoted purely to the abundant wildlife found in the Etosha National Park, which surrounds a parched salt desert known as the Etosha Pan. The park is home to 4 of the Big Five - elephant, lion, leopard and rhino. Game viewing in the park is largely focussed around the waterholes, some of which are spring fed and some supplied from a borehole, ideal places to sit and watch over 114 different game species, or for an avid birder, in excess of 340 bird species. Popular game species such as giraffe, blue wildebeest, plains and mountain zebra, hyena, lion, leopard, antelopes such as kudu, oryx, eland, as well as some of the endangered species such as Black rhino, cheetah and the blackfaced impala are all found here.
Classic: Mokuti Etosha Lodge – Breakfast
Superior: Onguma Collection – Breakfast, Dinner


Day 6: (WED) ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK
Today your guide again takes you on a game drive in the Etosha National Park, or optionally you can book an open game drive park drive with the lodge. We may encounter animal species we have not seen the previous day and look forward to any new surprises at the different waterholes visited. In the afternoon we travel back to our lodge, where we enjoy the rest of the afternoon at leisure or experience the wellness centre.

Classic: Mokuti Etosha Lodge – Breakfast
Superior: Onguma Collection – Breakfast, Dinner

Day 7: (THU) DEPARTURE
After breakfast we travel back through the centre of the country to the capital, Windhoek. Time permitting, en-route we may stop at the famous wood carvers market in Okahandja or the craft market in the main street in Windhoek to pick up a last few souvenirs. Windhoek is a cosmopolitan melting pot of European architecture with African culture, with a variety of good restaurants to choose from. You will be dropped off at your accommodation of choice, or transferred to the airport for your outward flight. Breakfast


EXCLUSIONS

Visas, Personal Expenses, Gratuities, Travel & Personal accident insurance, Excursions, Activities not specified

 

NOTES

Arrival flights on day of departure to be no later than 09h00 Same day flight departures out of Windhoek International are only possible after 19h00 International are only possible after 19h00.


DEPARTURES & PRICES

2019
11, 25 Jan 15 Feb 1, 15, 29 Mar 12, 26 Apr
10, 24 May 7, 21 Jun 5, 19 Jul 2,9,16,23,30 Aug
6, 13, 20, 27 Sep 4, 11, 18, 25 Oct 1 Nov 11 Dec

JOURNEY INCLUSIONS
RETURN FLIGHTS INCL. TAXES AND CHARGES
ACCOMMODATION AS SPECIFIED IN ITINERARY
ALL MEALS AS SPECIFIED IN THE ITINERARY
PORTERAGE | STILL MINERAL WATER ON BUS
TRANSPORTATION | ACTIVITIES AS SPECIFIED
TOURISM LEVY & GOVERNMENT TAXES WHERE APPLICABLE
ENTRANCE FEES FOR TWYFELFONTEIN; PETRIFIED FOREST;
LIVING MUSEUM OF THE DAMARA; ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK

 

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