Etosha, Windhoek
Destination
10 Days
Duration

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 & VALIDITY From ZAR 45 480.00
1st November 2021 – 31st October 2022
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
Activities according to itinerary
Transfers from/to the accommodations & airports
Flight in two Cessna 210 (4 per plane) according to Namibian standards (depends on the number of pax)
Fuel, landing and navigation costs for the aircraft
English-speaking pilot
Passenger tax
Round trip according to description
Travel documentation
15% VAT
2% tourist tax
Etosha Village Guided Morning Game Drive
Twyfelfontein
Levo Dolphin & Seal Tour.
NOT INCLUDED Flights
Travel insurance
Optional and recommended Excursions
Expenses of a personal nature
Visa fees (where applicable)
Airport taxes
Gratuity
Meals not mentioned and all drinks
Gratuity for non-included catering services
Activities not mentioned

Please note

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.

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Day 1

Windhoek

Arrival at the Windhoek International Airport. Here you will be met by a representative of the car rental company and he will transfer you to your hotel, in the Capital of Namibia, Windhoek.

Here you will stay for your first night.

The city is considerably enhanced by stately historic buildings built in the German architectural style of the turn of the century. You can visit the buildings, which lend a singular charm to the city, including the historic seat of government also known as the Tintenpalast, which means palace of ink in German. The Christuskirche, right next to the Tintenpalast, with its graceful sphere, provides the city with a striking landmark. The white-walled Alte Feste, which was once a fort and is now a museum reflects the history of the country. Windhoek lies 1650m above sea level. The population of Windhoek consists of approx 450 000 people, which makes it the largest city in the country.

The largest part of Windhoek’s population stays in Katutura, the Bantu- speaking suburb of the city. Katutura is an Oshiwambo word meaning: “the place where we do not want to stay”. All along Independence Avenue (the former “Kaiserstrasse” – German for “emperor’s street”), one can see the old, colonial houses right next to the buildings of the modern, post-independence Namibia.

Overnight and Breakfast at Hotel Thule

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Day 2

Windhoek to Etosha South

In the morning you will fly from Eros Airport Windhoek to the famous Etosha National Park.

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 that shimmers with mirages on most days. It is seeing vast herds of game with this eerie „great white place of dry water“ as a backdrop which makes the Etosha experience unique.

A total of about 114 mammal species are found in the park, including several rare and endangered animals such as the black rhino and black-faced impala. Many bird species occur in the park, of which approximately one-third are migratory, including the European bee-eater and several species of waders.

In the afternoon you will have your first game drive in an open vehicle in the Etosha National Park.

Dinner, Overnight & Breakfast at Taleni Etosha Village

• Included: Etosha Village Guided Morning Game Drive

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Day 3

Etosha South

Today,  you will go on safari again in the Etosha National Park, where you will have excellent opportunities for game viewing.

Dinner, Overnight & Breakfast at Taleni Etosha Village

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Day 4

Etosha South to Twyfelfontein

After breakfast, your journey continues over the unique mountain landscape of Damaraland.

The Damaraland and Kaokoveld in the dry northwest of Namibia form parts of the mosaic of ethnically diverse regions that make Namibia so diverse and interesting. Until recently, Damaraland was a secluded region where the life of the local people has hardly changed over the centuries. It is an area of strong contrasts, with high mountains, grassland, and plains.

In the afternoon a nature drive in the fantastic landscape is on the program.

With a little luck, you can observe free-roaming desert elephants.

Dinner, Overnight & Breakfast at Twyfelfontein Country Lodge

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Day 5

Twyfelfontein to Swakopmund

This morning after a lovely breakfast, you will visit the famous prehistoric rock engravings at Twyfelfontein, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Twyfelfontein was declared a world cultural heritage site in 2007. The Bushman engravings bear witness to the indigenous people who lived here hundreds or perhaps thousands of years ago, hunting wild animals, gathering berries, and digging edible tubers in the ground. The name Twyfelfontein is Afrikaans and means “dubious source” and it lies at the foot of a huge sandstone massif. These sedimentary rocks are the fossilized remains of a primeval desert that covered large areas of today’s Namibia with its sand masses about 180 million years ago.

In the afternoon you will continue your flight over the Brandberg massif to Swakopmund, Namibia’s most popular coastal town.

Overnight & Breakfast at Hotel Zum Kaiser

• Included: Twyfelfontein

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Day 6

Swakopmund

Swakopmund is much loved by Namibians as a welcome respite from the inland heat. It is also popular amongst visitors because of its old-world charm and relaxed atmosphere. Founded in 1892 during the period of German colonial rule, it served as the territory’s main harbor 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. The Woermann Tower was used in earlier times to watch ships entering the harbor. Other old interesting buildings are: „Die Alte Kaserne“, „Hohenzollern Haus“, and the Railway Station Building.

This idyllic town, better known as Namibia’s playground, is located between the Namib Desert and the cold Atlantic Ocean. This desert city is a rhapsody of adventure, fun, exploration, and relaxation. Swakopmund has many beautiful old buildings in the colonial, Bavarian-style.

Today an interesting boat trip in the Walvis Bay Lagoon is on the program. Here fur seals, pelicans, and dolphins can often be spotted. Namibian oysters and iced South African sparkling wine provide a pleasant culinary setting.

Overnight & Breakfast at Hotel Zum Kaiser

• Included: Levo Dolphin & Seal Tour

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Day 7

Swakopmund to Sesriem

After breakfast, the flight continues over the Kuiseb Canyon and the sheer endless dune landscape to Sesriem in the heart of the Namib Desert.

Namibia’s most versatile conservation area and one of the country’s major tourist destinations is the Namib Naukluft Park, a vast wilderness of almost 50 000 sq km. The park has key features such as Sossusvlei, Sesriem, the Welwitschia Trail, Sandwich Harbour, the Naukluft Mountains, and the Kuiseb Canyon.

An amalgamation of the Namib Desert Park, proclaimed in 1907, the Naukluft Mountain Zebra Park created in 1966, unoccupied public land and a large section of Diamond Area 2, it was proclaimed in 1979 as one integrated reserve. Following the addition in 1986 of the remainder of Diamond Area 2, it now has a surface area of 49 768 sq km and is thus Namibia’s largest conservation area.

Your lodge is located directly at the entrance to Namib Naukluft Park and the breathtaking Sossusvlei.

Dinner, Overnight & Breakfast at Sossusvlei Lodge

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Day 8

Sesriem

Today you have an early departure for a tour in an open vehicle to the famous sand dunes. The colors and shapes of the dunes in the early morning light make this place a feast for the senses. Breakfast will be served in the middle of the dunes.

Sossusvlei is a dune wonderland, with towering dunes up to 300m high surrounds a huge, dried-up pan. Dunes extend as far as the eye can see and their rich tints vary from pale apricot to vivid reds and oranges. During a good rainy season, the Tsauchab River flows into the pan which creates a heaven for water birds. Even during the dry season, oryx, springbok, and ostriches can be seen feeding off the sparse vegetation along the watercourses.

This is the Vlei itself, where at the moment the waters of the Tsauchab River are disappearing into the red sand of the Namib.

This can be followed by a visit to the Sesriem Canyon.

Before you leave the dunes, you explore on foot the Sesriem Canyon. The Sesriem Canyon, a deep ravine, is a striking natural feature of the area, which is best explored on foot. The name of the canyon means “six belts” because early settlers used it as a source of water, with six lengths of leather used to draw water.  It is where centuries of erosion have incised a narrow gorge about 1 km in length. At the foot of the gorge, which plunges down for 30m to 40m, are deep pools of water that become replenished after good rains.

Dinner, Overnight & Breakfast at Sossusvlei Lodge

Return to your lodge and spend the afternoon at leisure.

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Day 9

Sesriem to Windhoek

Upon arrival in Windhoek, check-in at your hotel and spend the rest of the afternoon at leisure.

You can enjoy an afternoon tour through the City of Windhoek.

Overnight and Breakfast at Hotel Thule

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Day 10

Departure

Unfortunately, your African adventure has come to an end.

After breakfast, you will fly back to Windhoek.

Hotel Thule

Hotel Thule is an upmarket, 25 room hotel, located 5 minutes from the city centre of Windhoek.  It offers conference facilities and a boardroom, a lapa perfect for functions and special events, and  a restaurant serving fine Namibian cuisine.  Hotel Thule is renowned for its sundowners, being perched on a hilltop, thus offering stunning views over the city of Windhoek.

Taleni Etosha Village

Affordable Luxury at Etosha National Park near Okaukuejo

Situated only 2km from the Andersson entrance gate to Etosha National Park, Etosha Village uniquely combines affordability with comfort, style and exquisite cuisine.

The 45 luxury individual suites offer a fully air-conditioned bedroom with an en-suite bathroom and a patio to enjoy the beauty that surrounds you. Two small children (under 12) can be accommodated with their parents on a fold-out sleeper couch in the unit.

Facilities include an open-plan bar with big screen television, 2 sparkling pools plus a kiddie pool, a restaurant serving delectable cuisine as well as a fully stocked utility and curio shop.

Explore Namibia’s animal kingdom with a morning or full day Guided Game Drives to Etosha National Park.

Enjoy the Walking Trails on our reserve where various small game can be spotted from the lookout decks and hides.

Sundowner Drives and Stargazing Sessions allow guests to experience the magic of our sunsets and famous star studded skies.

Let our team whisk you away to an enchanted venue in the Mopane Forest for a magnificent Boma Dinner Experience for your special function or private dinner.

Twyfelfontein Country Lodge

Welcome to Twyfelfontein Country Lodge. A true landmark situated in the heart of one of the world’s most magnificent wilderness regions. Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Twyfelfontein in Damaraland is home to one of the largest collections of rock-art engravings found in Southern Africa. Not only did the Khoi-San and tribes of ancient years leave us with a true cultural heritage, but the whole area is characterised by natural wonders such as Doros Crater, Burnt Mountain, Organ Pipes, Petrified Forest and desert adapted animals – of which the desert adapted elephant is probably the most well-known species. Nestled along the mountainside, the lodge beautifully blends in with its surrounding environment. Using natural stone, carefully selected paint colours and thatched roofs, its design compliments the sandstone rock formations with minimum visual impact on this picturesque landscape. Magnificent views from the deck over the Huab Valley, desert plains and distant mountains provides for hours of relaxed comfort, peace and tranquility. Twyfelfontein is much more than just accommodation; it is a destination in itself.

Hotel Zum Kaiser

Perfectly positioned on Sam Nujoma Avenue in the picturesque Swakopmund, the luxurious Hotel Zum Kaiser offers direct access to the beach and the town’s vibrant street life, quaint architecture, shopping and fine dining. This exclusive hotel houses 21 fully air-conditioned bedrooms, each featuring a full en-suite bathroom, television, coffee-and tea making facilities, bar fridge, electronic safe and wireless internet.

The tastefully decorated hotel offers a combination of Court Yard Suites, Front Facing Suites and 3 family rooms with inter-leading doors. Each of the Front Facing Suites is equipped with a private balcony to enjoy splendid views of the historic town and partial views of the nearby Atlantic seaboard. Uniquely combining modern furnishings with a touch of classic elegance, the Hotel Zum Kaiser creates a truly authentic and intimate ambiance.

Enjoy delectable cuisine at the on-site Bistro Zum Kaiser and sip sun-downers whilst experiencing the spectacular sunsets over the Atlantic from the hotel’s idyllic Roof Terrace. The Hotel Zum Kaiser is fully equipped and offers the ideal setting for conferences, banqueting and celebrations. Exciting activities in the area can be booked directly at reception.

Let our attentive team welcome you to our kingdom and make you feel like an Emperor.

Sossusvlei Lodge

Luxury right at the entrance gate to Sesriem Canyon and the famous Sossusvlei Situated at the Entrance Gate to the Namib Naukluft Park, Sossusvlei Lodge offers direct access to the towering red sand dunes, the famous pan of Sossusvlei, the scorched black trees of Dead Vlei and the remarkable depths of the Sesriem Canyon. The Superior Accommodation units at Sossusvlei Lodge feature a patio to enjoy views over the Desert landscapes, a spacious air-conditioned twin-bedded room and a full en-suite bathroom. The Standard Family Units feature two rooms back to back connected by a lockable inter-leading door between the two private bathrooms. An elegant Junior Suite boasts a spacious bedroom, living area, patio with a splash pool, large bathroom and inspiring views. Experience the true art of Hospitality with the thoughtful touch of attentive staff to contribute to a truly memorable experience. Facilities include a sparkling pool, bar, sundowner deck, beer garden and an al fresco terrace where one can enjoy exquisite food, award-winning wines and magnificent views of the floodlit waterhole. The Sossusvlei Lodge Adventure Centre provides a range of activities including Guided Excursions to Deadvlei and Sossusvlei, Elim dune walks, Sundowner Trips, Quad Buggy Nature Drives, Hot Air Ballooning, Scenic Flights and much more to explore the area’s natural beauty.

Hotel Thule

Hotel Thule is an upmarket, 25 room hotel, located 5 minutes from the city centre of Windhoek. It offers conference facilities and a boardroom, a lapa perfect for functions and special events, and a restaurant serving fine Namibian cuisine. Hotel Thule is renowned for its sundowners, being perched on a hilltop, thus offering stunning views over the city of Windhoek.

Payment Terms

  • 90 – 45 days before departure 20%

  • 44 – 30 days before departure 30%

  • 29 – 15 days before departure 40%

  • 14 – 08 days before departure 60%

  • 07 days – No show 100%

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

  • Our offer is subject to availability of individual services. Price changes caused by increases in government taxes, duties, etc. and price increases by the service providers are reserved.
  • For 2 people on the plane, 15kg of luggage (in soft bags (no hard cases) – including hand luggage and photo equipment) per person is allowed. The airline is strict on this point.
  • In case of firm booking, the airline needs the weight per person with clothes and shoes.
  • Accommodation can be confirmed only at the time of booking and is subject to availability. If it is necessary to stay in alternative accommodation, those of a similar standard will be used.
  • The activities are not private activities, other guests may participate.
  • Activities will be conducted with an English-speaking guide.

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.