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 & VALIDITY1st January – 31st December 2022

ZAR 1 900 Single Supplement
ZAR 7 100 per Person Sharing

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
8 x Nights accommodation
8 x Breakfast
Tourism Levy
15% VAT
NOT INCLUDED Flights
Travel insurance
Optional and recommended Excursions
Expenses of a personal nature
Visa fees (where applicable)
Airport taxes
Souvenirs

Please note

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

1

Day 1

Windhoek

Arrival at the Windhoek International Airport and transfer (at own cost) or you receive your rental vehicle (at own cost) at the airport. Thereafter you can book an optional (not inclouded) city tour or discover the city on your own.

The city is considerably enhanced by stately historic buildings in German architectural style of the turn of the century. We visit these old 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. Right next to the Tintenpalast, the Christuskirche with its graceful sphere provides the city with a striking landmark. The white – walled Alte Feste, which was once a fort and now a museum, reflects the history of the country. Windhoek lies 1650m above sea level. The population of Windhoek consists of only 300 000 people which nevertheless makes Windhoek the largest city in the country.
Bed and breakfast, Maison Ambre Guesthouse or similar.

2 & 3

Day 2 & 3

Windhoek to Sossusvlei

Early departure from Windhoek to the Hammerstein Lodge where you will be staying for two nights. You have the opportunity to climb one of the highest sand dunes in the world early on day 3.

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 water courses.

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

At the entrance to Sossusvlei is Sesriem Canyon, where centuries of erosion have incised a narrow gorge about 1km in length. At the foot of the gorge, which plunges down for 30m to 40m, are deep pools of water which become replenished after good rains. Sesriem derives its name from the time when early pioneers tied six lengths of rawhide thongs together to draw water from these pools.

Bed and breakfast, Hammerstein Lodge or similar.

4

Day 4

Sossusvlei to Swakopmund

After a hearty breakfast you proceed via Walvis Bay to Swakopmund. Check-in and enjoy the remainder of the day.

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.

ounded 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. The Woermann Tower was used in earlier times to watch ships entering the harbour. Other old interesting buildings are: „Die Alte Kaserne“, „Hohenzollern Haus“, and the Railway Station Building.

Bed and breakfast at the Hotel Pension Rapmund or similar.

5

Day 5

Swakopmund

Today you have the option to book activities at the coast (boat cruises, living desert tours, quad biking, camel riding, gin tasting etc.) or simply relax. The remainder of the day can be spent at your leisure or exploring Swakopmund on foot.

Bed and breakfast, Hotel Pension Rapmund or similar.

6

Day 6

Swakopmund to Etosha South

After a hearty breakfast you depart via Usakos, Omaruru and Outjo to the Toshari Lodge.

Late arrival at the lodge and check-in.

Bed and breakfast, Toshari Lodge or similar.

7

Day 7

Etosha South

Early morning departure into the Park in your rental vehicle or you can book a game drive from the lodge (at own cost).

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. 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 114 mammal species are found in the park, including several rare and endangered, such as black rhino and black-faced impala. About 340 bird species occur in the park.

In the late afternoon you exit the park again before dark to reach the lodge again.

Bed and breakfast, Toshari Lodge or similar.

8

Day 8

Etosha South to Windhoek

After breakfast, you proceed back to Windhoek via Okahandja.

Directly north of Windhoek lies Okahandja, a town of great significance to the Herero because it was the seat of 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 an important centre for woodcarvers from the north.

Bed and breakfast, Maison Ambre Guesthouse or similar.

9

Day 9

Departure

Breakfast. Depending on your flights, you can return the car rental vehicle the previous day already and book a transfer out to the airport for your return flight today.

We look forward to welcoming you back to Namibia!

Maison Ambre Guesthouse

Maison Ambre Guesthouse, situated on the scenic eastern slopes of Luxury Hill in Windhoek, offers you excellent accommodation in beautiful surroundings only 2 minutes’ drive from the city centre and many tourist attractions. The guesthouse offers both business travellers and tourists 5 comfortable luxury double rooms with en-suite shower and toilets. All rooms and apartments have air-conditioning, roof ventilators, heating, kettle, fridge, wall-safe, alarm-clock radio, satellite television and hair dryers.

Hammerstein Lodge

Hammerstein Lodge is a gateway to the Namib in close proximity to the beautiful red dunes of Sossusvlei (60km from Sesriem). The area is renowned for its rocky outcrops of massive granite boulders and the lodge gets its name from one enormous rock that is shaped like a hammer. Hammerstein Lodge & Camp offers sundowner drives into the mountains, sightseeing flights as well as 4×4 trips to Sossusvlei on request.

Hotel Pension Rapmund

Established in 1968 by the Rapmund Family the Hotel Pension Rapmund continues to be a family run hotel. As from 2008 the new owners Sonja and Enjo Mueller have been operating on a family oriented basis.

Enjoy a hearty “German” breakfast in a friendly and personal atmosphere, with a view of the ocean. The Hotel’s central location provides great access to the heart of town and the beach.

Toshari Lodge

Nestled on an outcrop of dolomite rocks, under a forest of Mopane and white Seringa trees, Toshari Lodge offers affordable but enchanting accommodation close to Etosha National Park. A warm welcome awaits you complimented by a refreshing cold drink on arrival. Absorb the peace and tranquility of the natural African bush as you amble through a blend of manicured lawns and rustic bush gardens to your private room. Take a refreshing dip in the sparkling pools and enjoy wholesome Namibian cuisine, complimented with herbs and vegetables from the garden and fresh home baked bread, in the tranquility of the striking African Lapa with its stunning photographs of local Etosha wildlife. Campsites are also available; each pitch having a private shower room with hot and cold water, 220v power point, herb garden and braai place. Situated just off the C38 between Outjo and Okaukuejo, Toshari Lodge is ideally positioned for day visits into Etosha National Park; on your own or on the expertly guided tours.

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.