7- day Namib Desert and
Discover Namib Desert and Etosha Wildlife Safari, from its dramatic landscapes such as the red dunes of Sossusvlei and ancient mountains and rock formations of Damaraland, to its incredible wildlife at Etosha. Embrace adventure on quad bike excursions, safaris, bush walks and rhino tracking, uncover Namibia’s unique culture and heritage, and enjoy some downtime too with stargazing, nature walks and scenic drives.
This Namib Desert and Etosha Wildlife Safari affords you the chance to experience this magnificent and memorable country in a very personal way. You will have your own professional and experienced safari guide who will enhance your enjoyment of this unique country by making it a fascinating and stress-free journey of discovery amidst very dramatic scenery. The knowledge, experience, and character of our guides are critical to a successful safari which is why we ensure that they are both personable and very professional.
Your Ultimate Safaris guide will have an intimate knowledge of each area and camp/lodge that you visit, allowing them to share the local insights and highlights whilst adding continuity and depth to your safari. It goes without saying that they all know exactly what a "True African Safari" is all about. Not only are our guides highly qualified, each has a specific area of expertise. Together they possess the breadth and depth of knowledge to allow them to answer questions and satisfy the particular interests of each of our guests. The presence guide will turn your safari into an experience of a lifetime!
Day 1and 2 : Etosha-The Great White Place
After breakfast, you will be met by our trip leader at your hotel in Windhoek and make our way to the Wildlife Sanctuary- Etosha National Park. This treasure of Namibia is considered to be one of the most loved and most visited game parks of Africa!
Predator tour on arrival and a full day game drive second day
Experience Namibia’s finest private game reserve that lets you observe the wildlife and vegetation in ways you never imagined. Guided game drives in the morning, afternoon, and evening across the park are a great way to savor the sights of an arid land and ample game. The feeling of being so close to nature at the camp is a learning experience. You can also take a flood-lit waterhole at the resort area to connect better with the surrounding game, usual leopard, and the exhilarating opportunity of rhino. The thrill of spotting rhinos, sometimes, a herd, is a high that will last for a lifetime.
Accommodation: Eldorado Lodge
Meal Plan: Breakfast x 2, Lunch x 2, Dinner x 2
Day 3 and 4: Swakopmund- A touch of Germany
After two very rewarding nights at Eldorado Lodge, you once again change direction and head off to Swakopmund, one of the most historical towns in the country. Built during the German colonisation in the late 1800s, many of the buildings have retained their original designs and German coffee shops, bakeries, delis and breweries abound. ‘Swakop’ as it’s known locally is also Namibia’s adventure capital and you can take your pick of skydiving, quad biking in the dunes, scenic flights over the Namib Desert and other exciting activities.
Coastal adventure at the Moon Valley! You are invited to the ‚lunar landscape’ and for a discovery of the botanic attraction, Welwitschia Mirabilis, known as the ‚living fossil’; considered to be one of the oldest and most original plants on Earth, remembering the times of Christ!
Early morning cruise to the flamingos and fur seals colonies, thrilling quadbike ride into the dunes and rolling hills of the Namib, city tour of Swakopmund and visit to the Crystal Gallery and local craft market, visit to National Marine Aquarium, visit to Snake Park.
The Living Desert tour (half day activity)
Accommodation: Prosty hotel
Meal Plan: Breakfast x 2, Lunch x 1
Day 5 and 6: Souslvei-Burning Red Dunes
It was sand dunes that kept Namibia so pristine. When explorers landed, they couldn't cross the desert, saving Namibia from colonialism until the late 19th century. Some ships turned around. Others perished and left behind wooden skeletons. It's these sand dunes that you now cross, weaving a journey through the endless ridges and peaks, troughs and summits. Tiny oases dot the journey, shocks of green that challenge the red rainbow. Mountains rise and fall with the dunes, shimmering towers that guide your trip towards Sossusvlei. These dunes come alive at sunset, flickering through a euphoric prism of vibrant color. Climb the ridge for an aerial view, hundreds of miles of untamed desert offering a phantasmal panorama.
A second day, early morning before sunrise, drive towards Sossusvlei and Deadvlei – a place of the highest dunes in the World, set in the midst of the World’s oldest desert. Unique chance for spectacular landscape photography! Climbing scenic Dune 45, while enjoying incredible desert vistas and ever changing scenery of the Namib. Off-road trail takes us to Deadvlei where ancient, dried up acacias stand amidst the orange dunes creating surreal landscape. Optional hiking the ‚Big Daddy’ dune and afterwards visit to Sossusvlei with optional hiking the ‚Big Mama’ dune. After lunch, hike through spectacular rock formations of the Sesriem Canyon
Morning Excursion to SossusvleI, visit of Sesriem Canyon, guided nature walks
After morning coffee and rusks, head out to explore the spectacular Sossusvlei. Enter the Namib- Naukluft National Park through a private gate with marvelous views of the Namib Sand Sea. Enroute, you will see small game such as oryx, bat-eared fox, brown hyena and more, during your guided drives. Visit the stunning white pans of Deadvlei, and the towering golden-orange sand dunes of Sossusvlei. Once you have worked up an appetite, enjoy lunch on a beautifully laid out table under the canopy of camelthorn trees. Later, saunter along the Sesriem Canyon floor admiring its beautiful formations before returning to lodge as the sunlight fades away.
Accommodation:Desert Hills Lodge
Meal Plan: Breakfast x 2, Lunch x 2, Dinner x 2
Day 7 : Windhoek – Homeward Bound
The time finally comes to bid the desert goodbye as we drive back to Windhoek. Looking out the window at the retreating Namib Desert, the ochre mountains and valleys, and the enormous uninhabited space aside you, the magic of Namibia takes ahold of you as you promise yourself to return one day.
Price & Inclusions
From $ 2,500 /person ( Minimum 2 pax)-Solo travellers can join.
Prices are in USD and is based on low season and high season rates for accommodation and other applicable services, and may change depending on availability, currency fluctuations and number of people traveling together.
Rates include all accommodation on full board, transport, guiding, park fees and included activities. Flights are not Included.
Game drives in high quality and well maintained safari vehicle with professional English-speaking driver guide. Game drives may be shared with other guests of the lodge/camp, with maximum of 10 guests in the vehicle. : All national park and conservation fees as per your itinerary.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
A deposit of 30% of the tour price is required for reservation confirmation. Reservation will automatically be cancelled if the deposit is not received by Africa Uncovered Safaris within 14 days after reservation. Final (70%) payment of the total tour price must be paid 21 days before start of the safari.
It is the traveller’s responsibility to ensure that they possess the necessary travel documentation for the tour, such as a valid passport. In general a passport should be valid at least 6 months beyond the end of your journey and have two clear pages for each country to be visited to allow for entry and exit stamps en-route or for any visas. Your journey may require a visa for your country’s passport. If you are transiting or stopping elsewhere on your journey, other visas may be required. Africa uncovered Safaris is able to organise and coordinate visas if required. If you plan to visit other countries, some do require visas in advance and proof of travel insurance
Comprehensive travel and cancellation insurance is mandatory on the tour. It is the client’s responsibility to ensure that he or she has such insurance in place (together with the required paperwork to prove such insurance) before embarking on the tour.
The client acknowledges that travel insurance must include comprehensive medical insurance including provision for air evacuation, and that the Company shall not be liable for any consequences, damages or loss as a result of the client failing to have the necessary cover.
Cancellation 30days before the scheduled date: no penalty
Cancellation 14- 29days before the scheduled date: 70% penalty on the tour cost
Cancellation 1-13days before the scheduled date: 95% penalty on the tour cost