Kalahari
Destination
4 Days
Duration

What to expect

Namibia is a vast landscape of blended beauty. Best known for its incredible desert, which fills most of the country, Namibia is a holiday destination ideal for the traveller looking for a real adventure. The vastness of the desert as well as the many things to see here, and the ever changing dunes, the spectacular hills, the mountainscapes, and the bushveld, all give Namibia that special something that has turned Africa’s best kept secret into the ultimate holiday destination. One of the most beautiful places to visit is the Khomas Region, which has scenic grassy landscapes and that authentic bushveld feel.

In the Khomas area, you can expect to see something completely unlike the rest of the desert. Here the land is lush and green and looks a lot like the Kruger National Park. The bushveld has plenty of plant and animal life, thanks to its abundance of food and water. Tourists who head to this part of the country can expect to have an authentic wildlife safari experience and you will indulge in pure relaxation that only time in the heart of Africa can provide.

 

COST & VALIDITY 01 November 2022 – 31 October 2023

Net per person sharing a double room ZAR 30, 110.00 (with 2 PAX)

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
3 Nights’ accommodation on Breakfast, Lunch and 3-course Dinner
Teas and coffees
Soft drinks, house wines & beers
Game drives – Coffee or tea break on morning drives & drinks and snacks on sundowner drives
Guided nature walks
Full use of the sauna and gym
Complimentary Wi-Fi
1x transfer from the International Airport to the lodge
1x transfer from the lodge to the International Airport
Tourism Levy
15% VAT
NOT INCLUDED Flights
Travel insurance
Optional and recommended Excursions or Spa treatment
Expenses of a personal nature
Visa fees (where applicable)
Airport taxes
Souvenirs
CANCELLATION POLICY OTJIMBONDONA 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 – NO SHOW: 100%
Special cancellation terms may apply for certain products and services.

Please note

Approx. 85% of Namibian roads are untarred. We strongly advise you to rent a four by four. Also, Hosea Kutako International Airport in Namibia is 45 km east of Windhoek where most rental car companies are located. Please arrange with your rental car company to be collected from the airport and transferred to Windhoek where you can pick up your rental car. We would be happy to arrange a rental car for your convenience if you prefer. Rates on request.

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Day 1

Khomas Region – Kalahari

Welcome to Namibia, an unforgettable landscape of ancient mystery.

Arrival at the Windhoek International Airport, here you are able to exchange some money and also purchase a MTC telephone card. Here you will get a transfer to the Otjombondona Kalahari Lodge. The lodge is approximately 1 hour from the International Airport (85 km).

Check-in and then you can take part in a beautiful sundowner game drive overlooking the endless Kalahari landscape. You will be able to view 35 different species of game and more than 95 species of birds. Enjoying one of the most beautiful sunsets with a sundowner drink before we return back to the lodge.

Dinner, bed and breakfast, Otjombondona Kalahari Lodge.

Travel distance: 85 km

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Day 2

Khomas Region – Kalahari

Today you will take part in the morning game drive which includes a coffee stop!

Should you wish to learn more about cattle farming in Namibia, this can gladly be arranged as well.

Lunch included.

In the afternoon you can take part in a guided nature walk and dangle your soul.

Dinner, bed and breakfast, Otjombondona Kalahari Lodge.

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Day 3

 Khomas Region – Kalahari

Early morning you can take part in another morning drive or you can book an optional scenic flight (on request and own cost).

Lunch included at the lodge.

Today you can also simply relax and enjoy the Kalahari nature feeling on your own terrace, use the gym or sauna or even book a wellness treatment (additional cost).

Dinner, bed and breakfast, Otjombondona Kalahari Lodge.

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Day 4

Departure

Depending on your departure flight, transfer to the Hosea Kutako International Airport for your return flight or extension.
Travel distance: 85 km

Otjimbondona Kalahari Lodge

The lodge consists of the main building and surrounds, The Manor House and four comfortable Villas.

Otjimbondona, meaning “the place where the small camel thorn trees grow” in the Herero language, was bought by the Slaney family in 1922 to farm with sheep and cattle. Wilfried and Anita, took over the farm in 2008 as the third generation of cattle and sheep farming Slaneys and are welcoming guests to their boutique lodge, Otjimbondona Kalahari.

Cradled amongst Camel thorn trees with vistas of undulating Kalahari landscape crusted in golden grass, Otjimbondona offers those seeking tranquillity, exclusivity and luxury the ideal African retreat.

Otjimbondona is situated 120 km south east of Windhoek, and 80 km from the Hosea Kutako International Airport, on a 3000 hectare Private Nature Reserve on the fringes of the Namibian Kalahari.

This hidden gem with its inviting Manor House and four comfortable Villas is the perfect place to start or end your Namibian adventure, or it provides a haven for those who simply wish to relax and unwind.

The main building consists of a large lounge and dining area surrounded by glass doors which open onto the outside deck to enjoy the magnificent views. The crystal clear infinity pool offers you the perfect spot to cool down on a warm summer’s day. In the adjacent kitchen, our Chef and her team lovingly prepare mouthwatering meals for our guests, using mainly locally sourced organic farm produce.

A platform for meals under a blue sky, a fire place to enjoy sundowners with Gin + Tonics and snacks around an open fire and the outside “boma” invitites for grill evenings under the stars, all form part of the main area.

There are four carefully decorated Villas spaced far apart for absolute privacy. Each has its own lounge with fire place for those cold winter nights, and a beautiful bedroom with an en suite bathroom.

The lounge includes a kitchenette with a Nespresso coffee machine, a kettle and a fridge that is stocked with drinks according to the guests wishes. The Villas are surrounded by large glass doors to provide you with unrivalled views and close proximity to nature. Step outside onto a deck, ideal for sunbathing and enjoy the plunge pool to cool down on a sultry Namibian summer’s day or a relaxing Jacuzzi massage. Even when you shower or soak in your bathtub, nature is right next to you.

Each villa has a “sala” with a lounger and hanging chair, perfect to unwind with a book, have an afternoon siesta or watch the rich wildlife around you. A romantic candle light dinner can be enjoyed on your deck or on the sala.

Each Villa is beautifully decorated according to its own theme.

Payment Terms

  • 20% pre-payment at time of booking.
  • Balance to be settled 60 days prior to travel.
  • Payment shall be made in ZAR (South African Rand) which is 1:1 to the NAD (Namibian Dollar)
  • The customer is liable for any bank charges.
  • Should the booking be cancelled due to Covid-19 Regulations or Infection, the full amount will be refunded less a Handling Fee of 8%

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

Cancellation Policy

  • Special cancellation terms may apply for certain products and services.

Terms & Conditions

General Terms

  • Minimum Age of 8 (eight) years old for children
  • Families with children younger than 8 years of age are welcome to request the tour as a Private Safari Option
  • Final Bookings and Rooming Lists to be supplied 35 days prior to the commencement date of the tour
  • The accommodation establishments offered in the itinerary will depend on availability at the time of making the booking and all alternatives will be of an equivalent or better standard and will be within the same region.
  • This is merely a quotation – no bookings have been made
  • Price quoted per person sharing and including accommodation and meals for Guide and Driver.

Health

Please see your doctor for advice regarding vaccinations and malaria prophylaxis.

Travelling with Children

  • Parents travelling with children must provide an unabridged birth certificate which includes details of the child’s father as well as the mother for 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 the children’s 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.
  • Rates and policies for children under 12 years of age on request.