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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 2022 – 31st December 2022

ZAR 78, 140.00 per person sharing a double room (from 2 paying participants)
ZAR 67, 710.00 per person sharing a double room (from 3 paying participants)
ZAR 63, 830.00 per person sharing a double room (from 4 – 6 paying participants)
ZAR 53, 400.00 per person sharing a double room (from 7 – 8 paying participants)
ZAR 6, 450.00 single supplement

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 14 x breakfast
14 x dinner
Local, English or German speaking (subject to availability) guide
Transport in air-conditioned vehicles
Fuel
All entrance fees as per program
Porterage in the hotels
4×4 drive for the last 5 km to Sossusvlei
Boat cruise Walvis Bay with sparkling wine, oysters and a light snack
Etosha King Nehale afternoon game drive
15 % VAT Tax
NOT INCLUDED Flights
Travel insurance
Optional and recommended Excursions
Expenses of a personal nature
Visa fees (where applicable)
Airport taxes
Souvenirs
Any other meals not mentioned
PCR Tests

Please note

Our proposal is subject to availability of the relevant accommodation establishments.

1

Day 1

Windhoek

Arrival at the Windhoek International Airport. Here you will be met by your personal Guide/Driver for the following 15 days. He/she will welcome you and assist you with your luggage before we proceed to Windhoek, the Capital of Namibia.

Check-in at Hotel Thule. 

A short sight-seeing through the capital of Namibia. Windhoek 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.

Overnight stay:                    Hotel Thule or Similar (DBB)

Travel distance: 310.2 km

2

Day 2

Windhoek to Sesriem

After a hearty breakfast we drive via Rehoboth and Maltahöhe to the Sossusvlei Lodge. Check-in and time at leisure (optional you can take part in the activities offered at the lodge).

Overnight stay:                    Sossusvlei Lodge or Similar (DBB)

Travel distance: 310.2 km

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Day 3

Sesriem

Early morning departure to Sossusvlei. You have the opportunity to climb one of the highest sand dunes in the world.

Sossusvlei is a dune wonderland, with towering dunes up to 300m high surrounding 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 course.

Afterwards we drive 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 lenghts of rawhide thongs together to draw water from these pools.

In the later afternoon return to Sossuvlei Lodge and relax at leisure at the swimming pool after an extraordinary day.

Overnight stay:                    Sossusvlei Lodge or Similar (DBB)

4

Day 4

Sesriem to Swakopmund

Today we will drive via Solitaire and Walvis Bay to Swakopmund, on arrival we will do a short sightseeing tour.

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 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 see if ships came into the harbour. Other old interesting buildings are: „Die Alte Kaserne“, „Hohenzollern Haus“, and the Railway Station Building.

Check-in and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure. We will enjoy dinner tonight at the Hansa Hotel.

Overnight stay:                    Hansa Hotel or Similar (DBB)

Travel distance: 345.8 km

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Day 5

Swakopmund

Breakfast at approximately 06h45 in the morning, afterwards we drive to Walvis Bay for the dolphin cruise.

08h30 – A 3 hour long dolphin cruise in the lagoon of Walvis Bay will put you into another world. Some pelicans and flamingos might be spotted – often dolphins and seals swim alongside the boat with the possibility of some seals jumping into the boat to be fed. 12h00 – Light lunch with snacks, oysters and champagne will be served.

In the afternoon we return to the Hotel and spend the rest of he day at leisure. Dinner will be enjoyed at one of the fine restaurants in Swakopmund.

Overnight stay:                    Hansa Hotel or Similar (DBB)

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Day 6

Swakopmund to Twyfelfontein

After a hearty breakfast we will depart via Uis to Damaraland. Today we explore this unique and mysterious place.

Twyfelfontein, meaning doubtful fountain, which lies to the west of Khorixas, resembles a large, open-air art gallery. This treasure house of rock engravings left by stone-age artists is regarded as one of the richest collections in Africa.

South of Twyfelfontein is the Burnt Mountain, a panorama of desolation with coloured rocks contrasting vividly against the grey-black surroundings. The Organ Pipes, a mass of basalt slabs in a ravine gouged out by a river, is another geological curiosity in the area.

Overnight stay:                    Twyfelfontein Country Lodge or Similar (DBB)

Travel distance: 332.1 km

7

Day 7

Twyfelfontein to Opuwo

After breakfast we will depart to Opuwo via Kaokoland. En-route we can opt to make a stop at the Warmquelle, which is a perennial spring.

Kaokoland is one of the last remaining wilderness areas in Southern Africa. It lies in the north of Namibia between the Hoanib River and the Kunene River and offers a variety of landscapes and vegetation, from the Namib Desert in the west to the Mopane forests in the east. The Kunene River is an oasis filled with exotic trees such as the wild fig, baobabs and makalani palms. It is also home to the Ovahimnba tribe, a semi nomadic group of people who still live according to their old customs; other residents include the elusive desert elephants who roam freely in the area.

Check-in at the Opuwo Country Hotel and relax at leisure.

Overnight stay:                    Opuwo Country Hotel or Similar (DBB)

Travel distance: 345.2 km

8

Day 8

Opuwo to Epupa Falls

After an early breakfast we will depart to the Epupa Falls Lodge. En-route we will visit a traditional Himba village (or this we can also do the next day).

The Himba are semi-nomadic people and are one of the most photographed ethnic groups of Namibia, due to their unique appearance. The Himba women have a particularly distinctive appearance and can spend several hours on their beauty care every morning, rubbing their bodies with a cream consisting of butterfat and ochre powder which gives the body a reddish tinge. There are about 20, 000 to 50,000 Himba people living in northern Namibia, in the Kunene region. They speak the same language as the Herero and predominantly breed cattle and goats. Clothes, hairstyle and jewellery are all of particular significance to the Himba.

The Epupa Falls is one of Namibia’s prime tourist destinations. The falls are a series of cascades where the Kunene River drops a total of 60 m over a distance of about 1.5 km, dividing into a multitude of channels and forming rock pools. It is possible to swim in these pools, but keep a lookout for crocodiles.

Check-in at the Epupa Falls Lodge where you can enjoy the sunset at the bar on the deck overlooking the  Falls.

Overnight stay:                    Epupa Falls Lodge or Similar (DBB)

Travel distance: 179.3 km

9

Day 9

Epupa Falls

Today you have time to take part in the activities offered at the lodge, or simply enjoy the mystical landscape and birdlife (4×4 routes, crocodile and birding hikes are available in addition to the very popular sunset activity).

Overnight stay:                    Epupa Falls Lodge or Similar (DBB)

10

Day 10

Epupa Falls to Opuwo Region

After a hearty breakfast we will depart back to Opuwo and travel to the Uukwaluudhi Safari Lodge. Check-in, then the rest of the afternoon can be enjoyed at own leisure.

Overnight stay:                    Uukwaluudhi Safari Lodge or Similar (DBB)

Travel distance: 256.5 km

11

Day 11

Opuwo Region to Etosha East

Following a delicious breakfast we depart and travel to the Etosha King Nehale Lodge close to the King Nehale Gate of the Etosha National Park.

Overnight stay:                    Etosha King Nehale Lodge or Similar (DBB)

Travel distance: 312.2 km

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Day 12

Etosha East

After an early breakfast we will enter the Etosha National Park in our vehicle and spend some time game viewing.

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, of which approximately one third are migratory, including the European bee-eater and several species of waders.

In the afternoon you will have an extraordinary experience whereby you are driven to an exclusive hideout in the park Here you can observe the animals closely at the waterhole, while enjoying a little snack and something to drink.

Overnight stay:                    Etosha King Nehale Lodge or Similar (DBB)

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Day 13

Etosha East

After a hearty breakfast we will again enter the park for whole day of game viewing before we exit the park at the Von Lindequist Gate to reach the nearby Mokuti Lodge. Check-in in the later afternoon and time at leisure.

The Lodge offers a nice swimming pool, spa facilities and a reptile park.

Overnight stay:                    Mokuti Etosha Lodge or Similar (DBB)

Travel distance: 59.8 km

14

Day 14

Etosha East to Windhoek Region

After a hearty breakfast we will return almost back to Windhoek to overnight at the wonderful Okapuka Ranch.

Overnight stay:                    Okapuka Ranch or Similar (DBB)

Travel distance: 503.4 km

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Day 15

Departure

After breakfast, depending on your departure times, your guide will take you back to Windhoek. If time allows you can still do some last minute shopping at the famous Craft Centre, or simply enjoy some coffee before heading to the Airport for your return flight.

We look forward to welcoming you back to Southern Africa!

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.

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 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. 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.

Hansa Hotel

Centrally situated, the hotel serves as the perfect starting point for the many tourist amenities which Swakopmund and surrounding areas have to offer, from sand-boarding or quad-biking on some of the highest dunes in the world, to 4×4 Safaris into the desolate Sandwich Harbour area, Dolphin and Seal Boat Cruises or a visit to the renowned Crystal Gallery.

Surrounded by interesting and unique shops and café’s and only five minutes from the beach, the Hansa Hotel is perfect for the discerning traveler looking for an adrenaline filled holiday or merely a bit of relaxation in old-world, elegant luxury.

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.

Opuwo Country Lodge

Opuwo Country Lodge is situated on a northwest facing hilltop just outside the town of Opuwo. An awe-inspiring 360º view of the surrounding area gives visitors a spectacular vantage point of the surrounding area. The lodge offers luxury and standard accommodation, air conditioning, as well as well-appointed camping sites. Deck chairs and umbrellas set the scene for a relaxed day around the pool or a welcome respite from the heat after a long drive.  Next to the pool is the Bar and Restaurant where guests can enjoy ice cold refreshments and mouth-watering meals. The lodge is unfortunately not suitable for guests in wheelchairs.

Epupa Falls Lodge

Visitors arriving here at the Kunene River are welcomed by a lush oasis of Makalani palms and Baobab trees and the Epupa Falls appear quite unexpectedly as a spectacular surprise.

Watching the waterfall from the Sundowner Hill on a late afternoon, while sipping a glass of wine, one is encouraged to stay for more than only one night. In the evening the singing, clapping and dancing of local people adds to the murmur of the river. During the early morning hours, the fish eagle’s call reminds visitors that they are indeed in Africa.

Uukwaluudhi Safari Lodge

A setting of total tranquillity awaits the visitor, the main building and each of the rooms that is strategically positioned on the hillside offer uninterrupted panoramic views over the large savannah plains, periodically dotted by antelope, zebra and giraffe that graze along the fringes of the surrounding Mopani and Terminalia woodland. The lodge offers 12 luxury en-suite twin rooms and 1 family unit with two bedrooms each with an en-suite bathroom.

The thatched main building, with a modern African-chic interior offers a lounge, bar, restaurant and boast a large wooden deck and swimming pool with breath-taking views over the landscape and the nearby.

Etosha King Nehale Gondwana Collection Namibia

Etosha King Nehale has been designed and decorated to pay homage to the rich cultural heritage of the area and the majestic riches of the Etosha animal kingdom. Guests at the lodge are immediately captivated by the fascinating atmosphere and warm cordiality that arises from the great attention to detail, whether in the interior design, the choice of food or the small detailed features that they encounter at every turn.

Etosha King Nehale is situated on the Andoni Plains, just one kilometer from Etosha’s northern King Nehale Gate and only 48 kilometers north of Namutoni. At this welcoming lodge each of the 40 spacious chalets has its own plunge pool and view over the plains.

The lodge has private access to a remote waterhole in Etosha National Park where the lodge has established its Ontalelo Outpost. The name says it all: ontalelo meaning “view, sight”, “outpost” describes a remote part of a kingdom or empire. Guests can enjoy the fascinating experience of being really close to the wonders of Etosha’s animal kingdom.

Mokuti Etosha Lodge

Mokuti Etosha Lodge is the perfect venue for travellers wanting to explore the famous Etosha National Park and is located on its own private 4 000 hectare nature reserve, which shares a common border with this impressive wildlife reserve. Known for its excellent and diverse wildlife encounters, it has become a popular venue for meetings, incentives, weddings and honeymoons. This extensive lodge has 90 rooms and 16 luxury rooms. Recently refurbished, they are all air conditioned and come equipped with satellite TV, a mini-fridge, safes, free Wi-Fi, tea/coffee-making facilities and en-suite bathrooms. The lodge also offers the Tambuti Dining Room and Marula Bar, the Pool Bar and Terrace, two tennis courts, a spa, a gym and the only open air African Boma in the area.

Okapuka Lodge

Blending in with the surrounding bush is the main focus of 18 thatch roofed rooms, set along the edge of the park, while spacious comfort is another. Equipped with en-suite bathroom/toilet, telephone, coffee making facilities, bar fridge and open terrace, the rooms provide just that.

Adorned with individual wall paintings of the renowned local artist “Von Aschenborn”, and laid out with carpets woven from the wool of the locally bred Karakul sheep, they reflect the “grandeur” of times long gone by. Additional rooms are situated at the Mountain lodge. Cane furniture and balcony are rendering comfort combined with a spectacular view of the landscape below, gently rolling towards the horizon.

Banking Details

Account holder: Africa Focus Tours Namibia (Pty) ltd
Bank: Nedbank Namibia
Account number: 110 000 707 52
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%

Special cancellation terms may apply for certain products and services.

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 travelers 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.