Important Information

Namibia is a destination unlike any other in Africa. With its almost otherworldly dune landscapes, ancient deserts and incredible game viewing opportunities, Namibia is the ultimate African road trip destination for intrepid explorers.

COST & VALIDITYFrom ZAR 62 420,00
1st April 2021 – 31st October 2021
WHAT TO BRING Comfortable shoes
Warm jackets
Sunhat and sunglasses
Sun cream
Cameras
Personal belongings
Personal medication
IMPORTANT NOTE Namibia emergency number: +264 81 127 0564
INCLUDED Accommodation and boards as per itinerary
9 Overnights on the specified basis
Transport in a private charter aircraft Cessna 210
Local, English-speaking Pilot
Road transfers from/to Windhoek International Airport/Swakopmund Airport/Eros Airport/Heinitzburg Hotel including air
15 % VAT and 2 % Bed Levy
The price includes a service fee for the configuration of the requested Tour Package / Services according to your specifications.
NOT INCLUDED All International flights
Personal expenses e.g. souvenirs, telephone calls etc.
Visa expenses if needed
All beverages
All Lunches and meals not mentioned as included
All services and activities not specified as included

Please note

Our proposal is subject to availability of the relevant accommodation establishments, pilot and aircraft.

1

Day 1

NamibRand Nature Reserve

Arrive at Hosea Kutako International Airport where you will be met by your transfer service. Depart on the 45 km transfer to the capital Windhoek and Eros Airport. Shortly afterwards, depart by private charter flight in a southerly direction to the NamibRand Nature Reserve on the edge of the famous “living” Namib Desert.

Arrive in Wolwedans, where you can enjoy the incredible landscapes that surround you and the serenity and tranquillity of this magical desert location.

The Namib is one of the oldest deserts in the world, maybe even the oldest ever. It was already dry at least 80 million years ago. In the south, it stretches across the Orange River to South Africa, while in the north it reaches across the Kunene River to Angola. Most of the Namib lies within Namibia, where it occupies about 1500 km of the Atlantic coast. Its width generally varies between 80 and 140 km, but in places it extends up to 200 km inland.

Overnight: Wolwedans Dunes Lodge (DBB).

Travel distance: 421.6 km

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Day 2

NamibRand Nature Reserve

Optional excursion: Wake up and drive to the famous Sossusvlei Dunes before sunrise. See the sun rise over this majestic sandy terrain, driving away the shadows and creating a rainbow of colours on the sloping dune walls. At the foot of the vlei, enjoy a hearty breakfast before the energetic can climb the infamous Big Daddy dune or venture on a relatively easy 1.1km hike to Dead Vlei – well worth the effort!

Sossusvlei is a dune wonderland, with dunes up to 300m high surrounding a huge dried-up pan. The dunes stretch as far as the eye can see and their rich hues vary from pale apricot to bright reds and oranges. During a good rainy season, the Tsauchab River flows into the pan, creating a haven for waterbirds. Even in the dry season, oryx, springbok and ostrich can be seen feeding on the sparse vegetation along the watercourse.

Alternatively, stay at the lodge and enjoy the incredible Wolwedans experience, or join the optional (not included in the price) guided drive on the NamibRand.

Overnight: Wolwedans Dunes Lodge (DBB).

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Day 3

NamibRand Nature Reserve to Swakopmund

Wake up and enjoy a leisurely breakfast before flying to Swakopmund by private charter. On arrival, enjoy the cooler coastal air, the historic culture of this beautiful town and the charming ambience of the Swakopmund Sands Hotel.

Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure – relax in the hotel’s cosy courtyard garden, stroll through the shops and enjoy a coffee in one of the many small cafés or restaurants, or walk along the beach promenade and visit the famous Swakopmund jetty.

Overnight: Swakopmund Sands Hotel (BB).

Travel distance: 7.2 km

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Day 4

Swakopmund

We recommend that you take the short drive along the picturesque coastal road, between the sea and the dune landscape, to Walvis Bay for an exciting (optional) boat cruise.

Walvis Bay is Namibia’s main harbour town and is increasingly becoming a desirable place for a seaside holiday. The main attraction is the lagoon with its rich bird life; a total of about 80 000 wading birds can be seen, including flamingos and the rare white pelicans. A former enclave belonging to South Africa, Walvis Bay and the offshore islands were incorporated into the Republic of Namibia on 1 March 1994. The town has a well-developed and efficient harbour, while the fishing port is the centre of Namibia’s fast-growing fishing industry.

A 3-hour boat cruise in the Walvis Bay lagoon will sweep you to another world. Pelicans and flamingos can be spotted and dolphins and seals regularly swim alongside the boat, with the possibility of one or two seals jumping into the boat to be fed. Snacks, oysters and champagne are served during the cruise.

Around midday you return for an optional short city tour of Swakopmund. The rest of the day is then at your leisure – many optional (own expense) activities are offered in and around the town.

Swakopmund is very popular as a welcome respite from the heat of the interior and is loved for its charm and old world atmosphere. The town was founded in 1892 during German colonial rule and served as the main port of the territory for many years. The distinct German colonial character has been well preserved and many of the old buildings now serve a useful purpose: Woermann House (1905) now houses an art gallery. The Woermann Tower used to be used to see if ships were entering the harbour. Other old interesting buildings are: “The Old Barracks”, “Hohenzollern House” and the railway station building.

Overnight: Swakopmund Sands Hotel (BB).

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Day 5

Swakopmund to Twyfelfontein

Re-board your private charter and travel on to northern Namibia with its diverse, fascinating landscapes. Today’s flight allows you to see the distant Spitzkoppe and the majestic Brandberg Mountains on your way to Damaraland.

Arrive at the beautiful Mowani Mountain Camp, nestled between huge granite boulders, offering comfort, spectacular views and a truly exceptional experience in the Namibian wilderness.

Overnight: Mowani Mountain Camp (DBB).

Travel distance: 7.2 km

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Day 6

Twyfelfontein & Damaraland

Enjoy this day at leisure to take in the incredible views or join an optional excursion with the Mowani Guides.

Embark on an open-air vehicle and experience the exhilaration of Africa. Mowani’s local guides share with their guests an intimate knowledge and respect for the land they have acquired over a lifetime. With new insights into local traditions, you will fully appreciate the geology, botany and wildlife of the area. The local villagers are hospitable and happy to share their experiences.

Visits to Twyfelfontein, with its wealth of ancient rock engravings and the wonders of the organ pipes and petrified forest, are within easy reach of Mowani.

Overnight: Mowani Mountain Camp (DBB).

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Day 7

Twyfelfontein to Onguma Game Reserve

Today you fly on to see large parts of the vast and famous Etosha National Park from the air before landing at the private airstrip. From here you will drive by road to the magical Onguma Bush Camp and check into this luxurious lodge.

Nearly one hundred and seven large game species roam this Namibian nature reserve, making Onguma the ideal place for a safari holiday.

Here you are always surrounded by views of nature as you explore the warm soul of the African bush from the supreme comfort of your sumptuous accommodation and take part in optional early morning Etosha safari drives, bird watching safaris and game drives at sunset or after dark.

Overnight: Onguma Bush Camp (DBB).

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Day 8

Onguma Game Reserve & Etosha National Park

Today we recommend that you join a game drive offered by the lodge into Etosha National Park (optional, own expense).

The Etosha National Park, consisting of 22 270 sq km of salt desert, savannah and forest, is one of the largest parks in Africa. Its defining feature is the Etosha Pan, a huge, shallow depression of about 5000 sq km. For most of the year, the pan is a barren expanse of white, cracked mud that shimmers with mirage on most days. It is the sight of huge herds of game with this eerie “great white place of dry water” as a backdrop that makes the Etosha experience unique. In total, there are about 114 species of mammals in the park, including some rare and endangered animals such as the black rhino and the black-faced impala. Many bird species are also found in the park.

Overnight: Onguma Bush Camp (DBB).

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Day 9

Onguma Game Reserve to Windhoek

As your magical luxury fly-in safari draws to an end, board the private charter for the last time for the return flight to Windhoek. Upon arrival at Eros Airport, there is a short road transfer to the elegant Heinitzburg Hotel overlooking the city.

The population of Windhoek is only 300,000 people, which nevertheless makes Windhoek the largest city in the country. Most of Windhoek’s population lives in Katutura, the city’s Bantu-speaking suburb. Katutura is an Oshiwambo word meaning “the place we don’t want to stay”. Along “Independence Avenue”, the former “Emperor’s Road”, you can see the old colonial houses right next to the buildings of modern, post-independent Namibia.

Check-in at the luxurious and elegant Heinitzburg Hotel for the evening. Dinner (own expense) at the renowned Leo’s Restaurant at the hotel or at one of the other fine restaurants in Windhoek.

Overnight: Heinitzburg Hotel (BB).

Travel distance: 5.0 km

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Day 10

Departure

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Hosea Kutako International Airport for your onward flight.

We wish you Bon voyage!

Travel distance: 42.3 km

We look forward to welcoming you back to Southern Africa!

Wolwedans Dunes Lodge

The Dunes Lodge is perched on top of a dune plateau, overlooking panoramic vistas in all directions and capturing the beauty of the desert in a most memorable way. Building style is a combination of wooden structures and canvas blinds, opening up to the desert beyond.

The lodge reflects the ambience of a tented camp, but provides the comfort and protection of a permanent building. Each of the nine spacious chalets with en-suite bathrooms sports a private verandah, which connects you to vast stretches of untouched sand. Sleeping with your canvas blinds open is just like sleeping under the stars.

The main complex – which has completely been rebuilt during 2003 – consists of two lounges, a number of sundowner decks, a fireplace, a tea deck, a library, the wine cellar and two dining rooms.

The lodge also has a swimming pool, which is suspended above the sand. All communal areas of the lodge open out onto decks with superb views.

Swakopmund Sands Hotel

The Swakopmund Sands is literary minutes’ walk away from the very popular Jetty and TUG restaurants as well as other tourist attractions and yet you have total privacy once on the premises. Each room is equipped with a flat screen TV, safe, heating, fridge, as well as tea and coffee facilities for your convenience.  A laundry service is available for same day delivery.

Each bathroom has a hairdryer and shaving facilities and all international power points can be used. In the morning you will be able to enjoy a sumptuous buffet breakfast in a very relaxing and tranquil dining area.

Mowani Mountain Camp

Mowani Mountain Camp offers luxury tented accommodation with magnificent desert views. Open air en-suite bathrooms and private decks give you great views of Damaraland and the reliability of nearby Twyfelfontein with its San engravings and paintings is contrasted by the elusive desert adapted elephants.

The Twyfelfontein conservancy has been protecting the southern most roaming ground of the black rhino and elusive desert elephant. Sustainable eco-tourism and community upliftment is of the utmost importance at Mowani. Guides from the local tribes compliment day-time game drives to track mountain zebra, kudu, springbok, klipspringer and if you are fortunate enough… the leopard! The adventurer in me took over at Mowani. Days were filled with game drives, hot air balloon trips over the Aba-Huab Valley, champagne breakfasts and al fresco meals amidst the dusky landscape beneath Mopani trees.

Onguma Bush Camp

Onguma Bush Camp is ideal for families who would like to have a base from which they can explore Etosha National Park. Upon your return, relax and cool off around the swimming pool while watching a spectacular sunset… and the children can run around on the lawns as this is an enclosed camp.

Dinner is served in the dinning area overlooking a large waterhole. Here you will be treated to an excellent combination of European and traditional African cuisine while watching the game coming to drink.

The new water-level hide will provide hours of game viewing opportunities for guests.

Onguma Nature Reserve now offers an opportunity to start a safari from the moment guests touch down at the private airstrip!

Hotel Heinitzburg

The Heinitzburg offers 16 spacious generously appointed en-suite rooms, each individually decorated, leaving no two rooms looking the same. Each room has individual air-conditioning / heating unit, direct telephone, electronic safe, mini bar, flat screen TV with satellite channels. The superior deluxe rooms have a bath with integrated showers, whilst the deluxe rooms all have a walk in shower.

At the hotel’s serene garden, guests are welcome to relax in a private atmosphere whilst enjoying the refreshing swimming pool (heated in winter).

Hotel Heinitzburg has a variety of dining outlets. There’s the gourmet restaurant overlooking the skyline of the city while serving varied cuisine ranging from local to international dishes. The Garden Terrace provides superb view over the city and the surrounding mountains. At the Garden Terrace, meals, coffee and cakes from the patisserie are served throughout the day while snacks and sundowner cocktails are served at the viewpoint with marvelous vistas of spectacular sunsets. There’s also the Wine Cellar which houses a large collection of carefully selected South African vintages. The cellar is built into the mountain rock and is an ideal meeting place.

Banking Details

Account holder: Africa Focus Tours Namibia (Pty) ltd
Bank: Nedbank Namibia
Account number: 1100 0070 752
Branch code: 461 696
Swift code: NEDSNANX

Payment Terms

  • 20% Prepayment at time of booking.
  • Balance to be paid 60 days prior to travel.

Cancellation Terms

  • 90 – 45 days prior to travel: 20% (forfeit the deposit paid)
  • 44 – 30 days prior to travel: 30%
  • 29 – 15 days prior to travel: 40%
  • 14 – 08 days prior to travel: 60%
  • 07 days to No Show prior to travel: 100%

Terms & Conditions

General Terms

  • The hotels mentioned in the itinerary will depend on availability at the time of making the booking. Should alternatives be used it would be of similar standard

Health

See your doctor for advice in regards to vaccinations and malaria prophylaxis.

Travelling with Children

  • Parents travelling with children will be requested to provide an unabridged birth certificate (including the details of the child’s father as well as the mother) of all travelling children. This applies even when both parents are travelling with their children.
  • When children are travelling with guardians, these adults are required to produce affidavits from parents proving permission for the children to travel.
  • The above applies to foreigners and South Africans travelling to or from South Africa as well as travellers in transit.
  • Please note that the child must be the appropriate age (according to accommodation stipulated) at the time of travel
  • Unless otherwise specified, children under 12 years of age qualify as a child rate and over 12 years of age as an adult rate.

Disclaimer

Travel and safety information and advice is based on information received from the various Southern African tourism boards of the countries we trade and operate in, and is deemed as correct and up to date at the time of publish. A guarantee of accurate and complete information, as well as a liability for any occurring damages and / or changes cannot be applied.