NORTHERN NAMIBIA HIGHLIGHTS

11 days/10 nights starting at $3219 per person, double occupancy, private safari with 6 travelers, from Windhoek to Otjiwarongo
 

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Includes:

  • 1 night at the Olive Grove Guesthouse in Windhoek with breakfast, transfer from airport

  • Half day Windhoek and Katatura Township tour

  • 1 night at the Bagatelle Kalahari Game Ranch in the Mariental Region with breakfast and dinner

  • Cheetah Feeding and Sundowner game drive, including a visit to a local tribe of Bushmen

  • 2 nights in the Sossusvlei Lodge in the Namib Desert with dinner and breakfast

  • Daily tours of the Namib Naukluft Park and the surrounding areas

  • 2 nights at the Hotel Zum Kaiser in Swakopmund with breakfast

  • Half day Living Dunes tour & Afternoon Welwitschia Trail tour

  • 1 night at the Twyfelfontein Country Lodge in Damaraland with dinner and breakfast

  • Tour of the Rock Engravings and Twyfelfontein

  • Tour of the Petrified Forest

  • 2 nights at the Etosha Village near Etosha National Park with dinner and breakfast.

  • 2 days of game drives in Etosha National Park

  • 1 night at the Plains Camp in Okonjima Nature Reserve, Otjiwarongo with dinner and breakfast

  • Leopard tracking game drive, bush walks and visit to the Africat Foundation

  • Return transfer to Windhoek

  • English-speaking guides throughout

Low Season Rates
(January 1-June 30, 2021)

2 travelers: $4689 per person, double occupancy
4 travelers: $3749 per person, double occupancy
6 travelers: $3219 per person, double occupancy
Single Supplement: $579


High Season Rates
(July 1-October 31, 2021)

2 travelers: $4879 per person, double occupancy
4 travelers: $3939 per person, double occupancy
6 travelers: $3389 per person, double occupancy
Single Supplement: $730

ITINERARY

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Day One:

Arrive in Windhoek

Upon arrival, meet with your guide and transfer to the Olive Grove Guesthouse.  After some time to rest, take a guided tour of Windhoek and Katatura Township. Visit local churches at the Tintenpalast Parliament building as well as local museums. Afterward, head to Katatura Township, where the majority of Windhoek's black population lives after being forcibly removed from a segregated part of Windhoek in the 1950's and 60's. Since then, the township has become a thriving, vibrant city of its own that is home to traditional Namibian cultural groups.

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Day Two

Into the Kalahari Desert

After breakfast, drive into the Kalahari Region, where you the red sands, savannah scrub, and wildlife contrast greatly compared to other parts of Namibia. Here it is possible to visit Bushmen, who have inhabited Southern Africa for thousands of years. Upon arriving at the Bagatelle Kalahari Game Ranch, enjoy a game drive including a cheetah feeding  before heading to a local Bushman village. There the Bushmen will show you how they survive in the wilderness with only basic tools that they can gather. Dinner at the ranch.

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Day Three

Drive to the Namib Desert

After breakfast, drive to Sossusvlei Lodge located in the Namib Desert. Relax at the lodge before an early morning game drive the next day. Dinner at the lodge.

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Day Four

Namib Naukluft Park

Early in the morning, head into the Namib Naukluft National park for sunrise. Your guide will have packed breakfasts ready for you to enjoy while you head to Dune 45. Once there, climb up the sandy slope to see the first rays of the sun light up the dunes all around you. Visit the Sossusvlei clay pan, the Dead Vlei clay pan, and the Big Daddy Dune. Return to the lodge for lunch and rest. In the afternoon, visit Sesriem Canyon and hike among these unique rock formations. Afterward enjoy a sundowner game drive and dinner at the lodge.

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Day Five

Swakopmund

Drive through the Namib Desert visiting interesting formations like the Gaub Pass and Kuiseb Canyon. Stop at Walvis Bay to see the lagoon where waterbirds gather to feed in the shallow waters before heading on to Swakopmund. Have a relaxing afternoon exploring the town.

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Day Six

Swakopmund

In the morning, head out into the dunes in a 4X4 Jeep to explore the unusual life forms that call the dunes home including sidewinders, Palmato geckoes, Namaqua Chameleons, and more. In the afternoon, take a hike on the Welwitschia Trail, full of ancient plants that can live for thousands of years, lichen forests, and incredible moonscapes.

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Day Seven

Damaraland

Travel through Damaraland on your way to Twyfelfontein, stopping at Brandberg Massif to see Konigstein, Namibia's highest mountain. After arriving at Twyfelfontein Country Lodge, embark on a guided tour of the Bushman rock engravings that Twyfelfontein is known for. Dinner at the lodge.

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Day Eight

Etosha

After breakfast, visit the Petrified Forest on your way to Etosha. Here you will find 200 million year old fossils of very large trees that were washed away and buried in the ground. After checking into the Etosha Village, take a game drive around Etosha National Park. Dinner at the lodge.

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Day Nine

Etosha

Enjoy game drives in Etosha National Park throughout the day. Meals at the lodge.

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Day Ten

Okonjima

Drive through the savannah regions that make up Eastern Namibia on your way to the Okonjima Nature Reserve. After lunch, enjoy a very special game drive that allows you to track leopards with special radio collars to see them in nature. This program allows scientists to closely study leopard and hyena behavior. You may also visit the Africat Foundation and enjoy a bush walk during your stay.

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Day Eleven

Return Home

Return to Windhoek for your flight home.

Airfare available upon request.

INCLUSIONS
Accommodations & daily breakfast

Local English-speaking guides

Meals as indicated in the itinerary

Sightseeing & activities as indicated in the itinerary

EXCLUSIONS

Namibia Visa
(required for entry, can be purchased upon arriving in Namibia)

Personal expenses

Travel insurance

Gratuities for guides, drivers, waitstaff, bellhops, etc.

Services not listed on the itinerary
Optional Tours

International Flights