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 & VALIDITY
|2 Tour Participants ZAR 30 360.00
3 Tour Participants ZAR 23 930.00
1st March 2021 – 31st October 2021
|WHAT TO BRING
| Comfortable shoes
Sunhat and sunglasses
|Namibia emergency number: +264 81 127 0564
| Early morning Road Transfer from Windhoek to Swakopmund on Day One of the tour
English-speaking Guide for the duration of the tour
Safari Vehicle suitable for Namibian Terrain, inclusive Fuel and National Park Entry Fees
6 x Breakfast and 4 x Dinner
Guided Life in the Village Excursion with the SAN Community
Etosha and Waterberg National Park Entrance Fees
Guided Full Day Excursion in the Etosha National Park in the Tour Vehicle (Lunch extra)
2% Tourism Levy
| Meals not stated as included in the itinerary plus all beverages are for own account
Entrance fees and excursions not stated as included in itinerary
Expenses of a personal nature
Tips for Guides and Restaurant Staff are not included
Visa fees (where applicable)
Over two-thirds of Namibian roads are gravel. We recommend renting a 4×4. Because Windhoek – where most rental car companies are situated – is 45 km to the west of Hosea Kutako International Airport, you will need to arrange a transfer from the airport to Windhoek with your rental car company. Alternatively, please speak to us, and we will arrange a rental car and transfer for you. Rates on request.
Windhoek – Swakopmund
Early morning Road Transfer from Windhoek to Swakopmund (duration +/- 4 hours.) Arrival in Swakopmund and check in to your hotel where you will be welcomed warmly and you can sink into cool comfort in the fresh coastal air. Tour discussion with your Guide about the next 7 days, hereafter you can enjoy an optional city tour, or get to know this quaint and lovely town on foot at your leisure.
Swakopmund is much loved by Namibians as a welcome respite from the inland heat. It is also popular amongst visitors for its old-world charm and relaxed atmosphere. Founded in 1892 during the period of German colonial rule, it served as the territory’s main harbour for many years. The distinct German colonial character has been well preserved and today many of the old buildings serve a useful purpose. The Woermann House (1905) now houses an art gallery and the Woermann Tower was used in earlier times to watch ships entering the harbour. Other old interesting buildings include „Die Alte Kaserne“, the „Hohenzollern Haus” and the Railway Station Building.
Dinner, Overnight and Breakfast
Coastal Town Swakopmund
Enjoy a relaxing day at your leisure. In Swakopmund there are many activities to choose from, such as a Catamaran cruise in the Walvis Bay lagoon with oysters and sparkling wine served underway, the famous ‘Living Desert tour’, or a Quad Bike excursion into the dunes. Alternately, visit the Crystal Gallery to see the largest crystals in the world, or join a guided Fatbike Tour through town or into the dunes.
If you travel the short distance to Walvis Bay for a Boat Cruise, the road that runs between Walvis Bay and Swakopmund will offer a fascinating contrast, flanked on one side by the soaring yellow sand dunes of the Namib Desert and on the other by the sea and the cold Benguela Current. The mists that cover the dunes and beaches in the early mornings are equally as eerily beautiful as the wind-blown sands that drift over the dune ridges, driven by the on-shore winds in the late afternoon.
Dinner in the evening can be enjoyed at any one of Swakopmund’s renowned and very popular Restaurants.
Dinner, Overnight and Breakfast
Swakopmund – Erongo Mountains Region – Kalkfeld
Another sumptious buffet breakfast precedes todays departure from the cooler coastal temperatures. You travel on in the safari vehicle past the fascinating Spitzkoppe Mountain area, en-route to the Erongo Mountains where you visit the Omandumba Farm and spend a few fascinating hours with the SAN Bushmen Tribe who live here. Spend a few memorable hours with the fascinating and fun-loving SAN and learn about their way of life, partaking in activities such as jewellery making with Ostrich Egg Shell, or shooting with a bow and arrow.
Finally, you continue on to your lodge for the night, arriving during the afternoon. Enjoy refreshing sundowners (not included) before a delicious dinner in the Boma.
Dinner, Overnight and Breakfast
Kalkfeld – Etosha National Park Region
Today you sleep a little later, before a leisurely breakfast. Your lodge offers a number of fascinating optional excursions you can participate in, such as Game Drives or a visit to the fascinating Dinosaur Footprints where you can enjoy an easy Guided Walk of 1.5km, duration approximately 30 minutes (not included.) These excursions can also be undertaken in the morning, prior to your departure for your next destination.
Thereafter you board the Tour Vehicle once more and journey onwards, into the North to the renowned Etosha National Park region. Arrival and check-in at your beautiful, comfortable Lodge before you wander in the lucious green gardens which offer an extraordinary contrast to the bush savannah of this area. At your leisure, enjoy a swim in the cool sparkling pool, or sundowners as you watch the sun sink in the west.
Dinner, Overnight and Breakfast
Etosha National Park
Shortly after breakfast you drive the short distance to the famous Etosha National Park where you spend the full day observing the fascinating and wonderful wildlife from the Tour Vehicle.
The Etosha National Park, consisting of 22 270 sq km of saline desert, savannah and woodlands, is one of the largest parks in Africa. Its definitive feature is the Etosha Pan, a vast, shallow depression of approximately 5000 sq km. For the greater part of the year, the pan is a bleak expanse of white cracked mud which shimmers with mirages on most days. Seeing vast herds of game with this eerie „great white place of dry water“ as a backdrop makes the Etosha experience unique. Approximately 114 mammal species are found in the park, including several rare and endangered animals such as black rhino and black-faced impala. Many bird species occur in the park too, of which approximately one third are migratory, including the European bee-eater and several species of waders.
Lunch can be enjoyed in the form of a hearty Lunch Pack while you are underway in the Park, or at one of the Camp restaurants, with a cooling swim in the pool. A few hours can also be spent observing the game and from the comfortable shady benches overlooking the camp waterhole. In the late afternoon, you return to your accommodation where the evening promises another beautiful sunset and delicious dinner.
Overnight and Breakfast
Etosha National Park Region – Waterberg Region
An early breakfast is followed by another 2 -3 hour excursion into the famous Etosha National Park once again, before you set off on the penultimate leg of your Namibian Safari, travelling via the towns of Outjo and Otjiwarongo to the Waterberg Plateau Park. Marvel at the ever-changing landscapes along the way, and the vast and majestic plateau that rises in the distance as you travel closer to the Waterberg.
Once checked in and time-permitting, there are some wonderful activities to participate in including Guided Walking Trails, a visit to the Cheetah Conservation Foundation or a rejuvenating massage in the Spa.
Rising some 200m above a surrounding sea of African bush and savannah, the Waterberg Plateau with its flamboyant brick-red sandstone formations and lush green vegetation presents an island of vibrant colour. The 40 549 ha park situated 60km east of Otjiwarong was proclaimed in 1972. It was originally created as a sanctuary for rare and endangered species found in the Caprivi, such as Roan and Sable Antelope, Tsessebe and Cape Buffalo. Today the park is home to some 25 game species, over 200 bird species, and vegetation which changes dramatically from acacia savannah at the foot of the plateau to lush-green sub-tropical dry woodland with tall trees and grassy plains at the top.
As the last day of your safari day draws to a close, watch a final sun set over the horizon before the African night sky is lit by a million stars.
Overnight and Breakfast
Waterberg – Windhoek – Hosea Kutako International Airport
After breakfast you depart via Okahandja and Windhoek, travelling directly to the Hosea Kutako International Airport outside Windhoek. Once there, you check in for your onward-bound flight. Clients extending in Windhoek can be dropped off at their Windhoek hotel en-route, time permitting.
Directly north of Windhoek lies Okahandja, a town of great significance to the Herero people of Namibia, because it was the seat of their Chief Samuel Maharero. Every year in August thousands of Hereros gather here for a pilgrimage to pay homage at the graves of their great chiefs. Okahandja is also an important centre for woodcarvers from the north, as they sell their wares in the Market.
Once at Hosea Ktako Airport, bid your Guide and this beautiful and fascinating country farewell.
We wish you Bon Voyage
Hansa Hotel Swakopmund
Location: Being one of the oldest hotels in Namibia, Hansa prides itself on providing only the finest, most luxurious accommodation and service. Located within close proximity of shops, restaurants and the beach, it is the perfect place to enjoy Swakopmund to its fullest.
Rooms: 58 rooms (49 Twin / 5 Family / 4 Suites) Each room is individually decorated to offer comfort in a unique, beautifully olde-world style. Particular attention has been paid to beautiful bedding and luxurious materials, original artworks and modern amenities for the utmost comfort.
Facilities: Facilities include a world-class restaurant, an elegant and cozy bar, conference rooms and a beautiful, tranquil garden. All rooms include air-conditioning, en-suite bathrooms, a flatscreen television, coffee station, mini bar and safe.
Special feature: A true Gem in the Namib Desert, taking you back in time with its Colonial feel, superb service and culinary delights.
Distance to Airport: Situated approximately 405 km from the Hosea Kutako International Airport in Windhoek, driving time approximately 5 hours, and 40 km from Walvis Bay Airport, driving time approximately 50 minutes.
Mount Etjo Safari Lodge
Location: Kalkfeld Region, Cebtral Namibia.
Rooms: 23 rooms
Facilities: All rooms offer large, luxurious beds, a tea/coffee station, air-conditioner and heater, ceiling fan, safe and small fridge. The swimming pool and garden at the main lodge overlook a waterhole, where hippo, nyala and porcupine visit on a regular basis. It is the ideal opportunity to observe animals whilst enjoying a drink at the bar.
Special feature: Lion feeds after sunset are an exhilerating attraction whereby visitors have the opportunity to observe these big cats feeding from a close distance. Due to the black rhino breeding program, the lions are kept on a large but separate region of the sanctuary and are lured to a specific spot for feeding. This minimizes predation on black rhino calves, plus other rare species roaming the Sanctuary.
Distance to Airport: Situated approximately 270 km from Hosea Kutako International Airport.
Location: Nestled on an outcrop of dolomite rocks and under a forest of Mopani and White Seringa trees, at Toshari you will find the ideal tranquil atmosphere to relax in. Situated only 25 km from the entrance to the Etosha National Park, it is an ideal base from where to explore this Animal Kingdom.
Rooms: 38 rooms (27 standard, 5 luxury, 3 honeymoon, 3 family units)
Facilities: Facilities at the lodge include a restaurant, bar and swimming pool. All rooms include air-conditioning, en suite bathrooms, mosquito nets, coffee bar and small patio.
Special feature: Its proximity to Etosha National Park, as well as a homely and family-friendly atmosphere, ensure you will leave Namibia inspired to return.
Distance to Airport: Situated approximately 435 km’s from Hosea Kutako International Airport, near Windhoek the capital of Namibia. Driving time at least 5 – 6 hours.
Location: Situated at the foot of the majestic Waterberg Plateau in Northern Central Namibia lies the magnificent Waterberg Guest Farm, a 42 000 hectare paradise of natural African savannah.
Rooms: 4 double rooms and twin rooms / 5 bush bungalows
Facilities: All rooms have toilets, showers and basins (one of the rooms also has an additional bathtub). All rooms have their own private entrance leading out to a veranda. The spacious dining room is also located in the guesthouse, along with the comfortable lounge – the perfect spot to relax after a long day outdoors. In addition to the guesthouse, there are four ‘bush bungalows’ situated 160 meters from the main guesthouse. The truly unique bungalows are built according to the traditional Herero method. The main homestead offers a spacious dining room, library and a comfortable lounge. Next to the swimming pool is a traditional ‘lapa’ and bar, ideal for outdoor wining and dining. The wooden deck and floodlit waterhole are a popular after-dinner meeting place.
Special Features: Activities include visits to Namibia’s Cheetah Conservation Fund and the ‘little serengeti’ game drive, both of which are often combined into one educational and wildlife viewing experience. An additional and fascinating occurrence at Okosongomingo is the annual wildlife census.
Distance to Airport: App. 300 km from Hosea Kutako International Airport Windhoek, travelling time is app. 4 hours
- 20% pre-payment at time of booking.
- Balance to be settled 60 days prior to travel.
- Payment to be made in ZAR (South African Rands).
- 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%
Account holder: Africa Focus Tours Namibia (Pty) ltd
Bank: Nedbank Namibia
Account number: 011500012252
Branch code: 461 617
Swift code: NEDSNANX
- Special cancellation terms may apply for certain products and services.
Terms & Conditions
- 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.
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.