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Desert & Wildlife Safari
Transport - Safari vehicle, on foot.
Accommodation - Hotel (1nts), guesthouse (3nts), lodge (4nt), bungalows (3nts), tented lodge (1nt).
Meals - 12 breakfasts, 11 lunches & 9 dinners.
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Take an overnight flight to Windhoek. On arrival in Windhoek you’ll transfer from the airport to your hotel. The rest of the day is free to relax, explore the city and prepare for your trip. Windhoek is a relatively quiet city especially compared to other capital cities. Much of the architecture bears German influence and there are several old buildings of interest. You may also choose to take a look at a couple of the city’s small museums. Look out for the Gibeon Meteorite Fountain where 31 large meteorites from the Gibeon shower (the largest known meteorite shower to fall to Earth) are mounted on steel columns. You will join a welcome meeting this evening at 18:00 hours to meet your group leader and the rest of your family group.
Tamboti Guest House (AAA) - 1 night
First of all you traverse the Khomas Hochland highlands and stop for lunch at one of the incredible viewpoints along the way, before descending to the Namib Desert. You reach your accommodation and have the rest of the day to relax. You can freshen up in the swimming pool and admire the views from the terrace. (Driving time approx 350km/5hrs).
Agama River Camp - self catering unit - Swimming Pool (AAA) - 2 nights (BLD)
You rise well before dawn and drive in darkness to the park gates which open with the first rays of light. As the sun rises you’ll drive into the heart of the desert to witness an incredible sight. In the morning light the desert flushes with colour that deepens and changes as the sun’s rays strike the quartz sand from an ever-higher angle as the sun climbs. The spectacle is breathtaking. The endless expanse of the legendary wind-sculpted 'walking dunes' has to be seen to be believed. Far from all looking alike, dunes of different areas have distinctive shapes and characteristics. Your guide will explain about the curious mechanics of this unstable landscape and discover the natural world living within and around it. You will take breakfast by the dunes. At the end of an ancient river course lies Sossusvlei where if you are lucky you may spot a striking gemsbok. From here it is approximately a 1km walk to Dead Vlei - a white clay pan set amidst red dunes with gnarled black trees over 1000 years old. During your time in the area it is well worth the stiff climb to the top of one of the 300m high dunes (reputedly the highest on earth) for the view. Equally impressive is the silence and the tremendous sense of isolation. As the temperature rises it forces you out of the desert and back to Sesriem. Here you have lunch and can rest until late afternoon when you visit Sesriem Gorge and take a short walk here, a wonderland of rock formations where the desert floor has been cut by the force of water. For those wanting to truly appreciate the vastness of the desert, here you can take a flight over the dunes (optional); the view is nothing short of magical. It's about an hour's drive to return to your lodge. (BLD)
Travel through Kuiseb Canyon where the dry river cuts an amazing path through the desert landscape and then see the rocks give way to sand as you get closer to the dune fields. After visiting Walvis Bay with its flamingos and pelicans, you finally reach Swakopmund; set on the Atlantic coast this is Namibia's second city. When Namibia was declared a German protectorate in 1884, the new colonial masters set to looking for an appropriate site for their principal port and capital city. At that time the most obvious choice for a deep water port was Walvis Bay but this had been annexed by the British some years earlier. Indeed Walvis Bay remained a British and later South African enclave even up until after Namibian independence in 1990. Due to the abundance of fresh water and a chance landing by a German gunboat, this site at the mouth of the Swakop River - just 30km north of Walvis Bay - was settled and developed throughout years of German administration. Today Swakopmund has a pleasant seaside feel and the German architectural influence is everywhere to be found. Tonight you have the opportunity to dine in a restaurant; an ideal opportunity to savour fresh seafood from the Atlantic, a juicy kudu steak or even Black Forest gateau! (Total driving time approx 300km/6hrs)
Amanpuri Lodge (AAAA) - 2 nights (BL)
There is plenty to do in and around Swakopmund. You can take a trip off the coast to go dolphin spotting or you could choose something for a bit more adrenalin such as sand-boarding. For those looking to see more of the country there are overflights from here to go in search of elusive desert elephants and see shipwrecks along the Skeleton Coast. Alternatively you can relax on the beach and take a dip in the ocean (it's pretty cold!) or see the largest quartz crystal in the world. (B)
Brandberg via Cape Cross
Heading north by road you follow the Skeleton Coast - so named by mariners who saw many whale bones strewn on its inhospitable shores, which provided an eerie sight to those that first arrived. After driving (approx 1 hour) you’ll stop to visit Cape Cross Seal Reserve which protects up to 100,000 Cape Fur Seals (a species of sea-lion). The sight, noise and smell are incredible as the vast mass of animals huddle together with jackals prowling at the edges, hoping to be provided with an easy meal. Crossing the gravel plains of the Namib Desert a further drive (approx 3 hours) takes you on to the granite massif of Namibia’s highest mountain, the ‘Brandberg’ (2573m) which glows a spectacular deep red colour at sunset. En route, watch out for the extremely elusive desert elephants. It’s hard to imagine that these animals can live in such a harsh environment. Springbok however inhabit the plains, while the more rocky areas attract klipspringer and Mountain zebra. A 45 min walk takes you to visit the cave painting of the White Lady, carved by San Bushmen long long ago. Return to your lodge and admire the views of Brandberg.
White Lady Lodge (AAA) - 1 night - Swimming Pool (BLD)
Today you travel further north through Damaraland. Driving on through spectacular countryside with numerous granite outcrops. Visit Twyfelfontein or "Doubtful Mountain" and see rock paintings from the stone age. A small spring here attracted human and animal inhabitation for thousands of years. Some rock slabs have as many as 70 engravings, you can see rhino, antelope, giraffe, ostrich and elephant carved into the slabs. Visit the Welwitschia and learn about this ancient plant. After arriving at your lodge you take a walk around the area.
Grootberg Lodge - 1 night (BLD)
This morning you visit a Himba village. The Himba are one of the most traditional of African people with a semi-nomadic lifestyle, raising goats and cattle. They are descendants of a group of Herrero herders who fled into the remote north-west after been displaced by the Nama. After years of turmoil, the Himba people have been resurgent recently. The Himba have clung to their traditions and the beautiful Himba women are noted for their intricate hairstyles and traditional jewellery. As Himba women wear few clothes apart from a loin cloth or goatskin mini-skirt, they rub their bodies with red ochre and fat to protect themselves from the sun; this also gives their appearance a rich red colour. Himba jewellery is made in intricate designs from iron or shell. Their homesteads are cone-shaped structures made from palm leaves, mud and cattle dung. During the course of a year the family will move from one home to another in search of grazing for the animals. You’ll spend the morning at the village learning about this extraordinary way of life.
Continuing your drive north through picturesque farm country you arrive in Etosha National Park in time for a game drive. (approx. 300km/4 hours) Namibia's highly-renowned premier game park is huge - almost the size of Belgium - with excellent facilities. You stay first in Okaukuejo, your first glimpse into the National Park. Once the site of a fort, it's now the administrative headquarters of the park and the views at sunset from the top of its circular tower are renowned. From here it’s possible to see as far as the unpronounceable Ondundozonananandana Mountains! However, the highlight of your first night in Etosha is an evening spent at the waterhole, where you have an excellent chance of viewing the rare black rhino and other animals not usually seen by day.
Okaukuejo Resort or Ethosha Safari Lodge (AAA) - Bungalows - 2 nights - Swimming Pool (BLD)
Early in the morning, you will go in search of a multitude of animals and birds. At the park’s heart is the enormous Etosha Pan, a shallow, salty depression that may once have been a lakebed, but now only fills with shallow water in exceptionally wet years. Around its perimeter, numerous perennial waterholes attract great concentrations of wildlife. Four endangered species live here: black rhinoceros, black-faced impala, Hartmann’s mountain zebra and the tiny damara dik-dik. Returning to camp during the heat of the day, you can spend the afternoon relaxing in the shade by the pool or at the waterhole. As it begins to cool off you head out again to add to your growing list of species spotted: elephant, giraffe, zebra, springbok, blue wildebeest, red hartebeest, gemsbok, kudu, eland, plus the carnivores: lion, cheetah, possibly leopard, spotted and brown hyena, and black-backed jackal. The long bird list includes more than 320 species - from ostrich and flamingo to the rare Wahlberg's eagle, and the Klaas' cuckoo. In the evening you can have a hot shower and relax at the waterhole. It is always a treat to watch sunset and enjoy supper under the stars. (BLD)
Time to move on again this morning and as you head off across Etosha, more and more animals and birds appear and soon it is time for lunch at Halali, another camp within the park, set in a unique area of rocky limestone outcrops. Here you rest for a few hours with the chance to have a refreshing swim before carrying on to the eastern camp at Namutoni. The whitewashed ramparts of Namutoni’s old German fort, built to control and subdue the Ovambo people are now restored and are an evocative reminder of Namibia’s past. Namutoni also has a floodlit waterhole that allows you to view game during the evening and late into the night if you choose.
Namutoni Bungalows or Onguma Bush Camp (AAA) - Bungalows - 1 night - Swimming Pool (BLD)
Please note: Night stops in the Etosha National Park may alter depending on game concentrations and local conditions.
This morning you take a final game drive in the park before leaving Etosha and heading south through the mining town of Tsumeb and past Otiwarongo to the Waterberg Plateau. The local Herero people call this area Oueverumue meaning ‘narrow gate’ and the sandstone mountain is an impressive sight as it surges out of the bushveld plain. The area offers a good contrast to other areas you have visited (approx drive 5 hours/385kms). Arrive at your accommodation nestled in the cliffs and surrounded by towering trees.
Waterberg Resort (AAA) - 1 night (BLD)
Africat Cheetah Foundation
Travel west of the Waterberg Plateau today, where the vast plains are occasionally broken by the remnants of ancient Sandstone outcrops, which once covered large areas of northern Namibia. Nestled among the Omboroko Mountains lies Okonjima – a Herero name meaning Place of the Baboons. This is much more than just a lodge. Okonjima is also home to The Africat Foundation. The Africat Foundation is a great place to learn about big cats, especially cheetahs and leopards and is a valuable project to help our understanding of these animals. You’ll be able to find out about the dangers facing these beautiful creatures, come up close to animals being raised and spend time in the specially designed hides to give you the chance to see them in the wild. Rather than a fleeting visit to the foundation, you’ll stay here overnight giving you plenty of opportunity to make the most of the activities available.
Okonjima Africat Foundation - Bungalow AA - 1 night (BLD)
After a leisurely morning you’ll drive south on a flat, well-surfaced road to Windhoek (approximately 250 km/4 hours). Crossing the heartland of the Herero-speaking people, there’ll be a stop in Okahandja where there are some excellent wood-carving markets. On arrival in Windhoek you have some time for last-minute shopping before your direct overnight flight home. (BL)