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10 Days Classic Namibia

Southern Namibia - Solitaire - Walvis Bay - Spitzkoppe - Brandberg - Damaraland - Kaokoveld - Etosha National Park - Etosha National Park - Central Namibia

11 Days / 10 Nights

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Key

RO: Room only
SC: Self Catering
HB: Half Board
B&B: Bed and breakfast
B, B&L: Bed, breakfast and lunch
D, B&B: Dinner, bed and breakfast
FB: Dinner, bed, breakfast and lunch
FB+: Dinner, bed, breakfast, lunch and activities daily
FI: Fully inclusive

Day 1: Weltevrede Guest Farm, Southern Namibia (Fri, 6 October)

Southern Namibia

Southern Namibia offers a harsh but beautiful environment, from the Orange River up to the Central Namibian highlands and between two deserts Southern Namibia is epitomised by vast, slowly changing landscapes.

Overnight: Weltevrede Guest Farm

Situated in the heart of the Namib Desert, some 300 km south west of Windhoek and bordered on three sides by the Namib Naukluft Park, Weltevrede Guest Farm is the home of abundant wildlife and gateway to the famed Sossusvlei dunes and Sesriem Canyon. Nestled amidst a spectacular mix of rugged mountains, shifting dunes, harsh gravel plains, dusty prehistoric river beds and endless Camel-thorn trees (Acacia Erioloba), you'll find Weltevrede a welcome oasis of friendly hospitality at the end of your adventuresome day

Activities

Walk @ Weltevrede
Sossusvlei - The Vlei
Dead Vlei
Sesriem Canyon

Sossusvlei - The Vlei

This is the vlei itself where, for now, the waters of the Tsauchab River disappear into the red sands of the Namib.

Dead Vlei

This ancient clay pan was once an oasis, studded with acacias and fed by a river that suddenly changed course, leaving the earth to dry up along with the trees it previously supported. So dry were the climatic conditions that the trees never decomposed – instead they were entirely leached of moisture so that today, 900 years later, they remain as desiccated, blackened sentinels dotting the pan’s cracked surface. Surrounded by the red-pink dunes of the Namibia Desert, they create a surreal spectacle that is a photographer's dream.

Sesriem Canyon

Sesriem Canyon, a deep chasm carved through the rocks by water, is a striking natural feature of the area that is best explored on foot. Stony walls rise up sharply on both sides of the canyon, while birds roost in its crags and lizards dart along the ledges. The canyon’s name was coined when early settlers used it as a water source, using six lengths of leather (‘ses riem – six thongs) tied together to lower buckets into the water at the base of canyon.

Included

Full Board and Activities

Day 2: Solitaire Guestfarm & Desert Ranch, Solitaire (Sat, 7 October)

Solitaire

There’s not much to do or see in the small village of Solitaire, but it nevertheless an important stop on the way to Sossusvlei, providing the only petrol station, general store and post office between Sesriem and Walvis Bay. Solitaire also has a small bar and famous apple pie.

Overnight: Solitaire Guestfarm & Desert Ranch

Solitaire Guestfarm & Desert Ranch is located in the town of Solitaire in Namibia, at the base of the Rand Mountains with spectacular views of the Namib Desert. Guest accommodations feature a choice of comfortable en suite rooms in the 1950’s farmhouse, or for extra privacy, a spacious luxury house. Guests can relax in the onsite swimming pool, enjoy the natural surroundings on a walk or take a sunset drive. The guest farm offers an excellent base from which to explore the Sossusvlei area.

Activities

cheetah tracking in morning of the 08.10.2017

Included

Full Board and Activities

Day 3: Oyster Box Guesthouse, Walvis Bay (Sun, 8 October)

Walvis Bay

Walvis Bay (‘Whale Bay’) is a thriving town, Namibia’s principal harbour and one of the country’s most popular tourist centres, known for its natural lagoon, striking orange sand dunes and wealth of outdoor activities, including fishing, bird-watching, sailing, sandboarding, swimming, surfing and golf. Located just outside town is Dune 7, one of the largest sand dunes in the world, offering fantastic views from the crest for those with the energy to climb it.

Overnight: Oyster Box Guesthouse

Located on Walvis Bay's beautiful Lagoon, Oyster Box Guesthouse offers 12 rooms providing classic comfort for holiday tourists, business people, families, and water sports enthusiasts. Due to its location at the WALVISBAY beautiful lagoon, this guesthouse offers a subtle blend of comfort and warm Namibian hospitality. Rooms are equipped with very comfortable beds, international DSTV, a safe, and air conditioning/heating units. WI-FI facilities are also available.
After partaking in Oyster Box's hearty breakfast, guests can unwind on the open deck and spend the day soaking up the African sun. At the end of the day indulge in the customary "sundowner" in the sheltered lounge and bar.
Dinner is served at one of three restaurants within walking distance of Oyster Box Guest House. If you want to venture further afield, the restaurants in town are only a five minute drive away.
Whatever your needs may be, the friendly staff will assist you and will do their best to ensure that you have a fabulous time at Oyster Box Guest House.

Activities

Catamaran Charters

Catamaran Charters

The Catamaran Charters Team invites you aboard the 45ft Royal Cape Sailing Catamaran Silverwind, or the 60ft Simon Sailing Catamaran Silversand, or the 40ft Admiral Motorised Catamaran Silvermoon, to enjoy an adventure packed tour to Pelican Point and Walvis Bay’s beautiful bay area.
The chances of encountering dolphins, whales, turtles, seals and Mola Mola (sunfish) make the search for the marine big 5 and adventurous tour by enjoying sparkling wine, fresh oysters and other mouth-watering snacks aboard the spacious and comfortable catamarans.

Included

Full Board

Day 4: Spitzkoppe Campsite, Spitzkoppe (Mon, 9 October)

Spitzkoppe

Although not Namibia's highest mountains these giant granite domes with their amazing rock formations are its most famous.

Overnight: Spitzkoppe Campsite

The Spitzkoppe Camp is one of Namibia's better run community camps, for years there was no camp site in the area and visitors had to bushcamp, now the local community has set up a campsite and built bungalows, that offer reasonable facilities.

Activities

Guided walk at Spitzkoppe

Included

Full Board and Activities

Day 5: Brandberg White Lady Lodge, Brandberg (Tue, 10 October)

Brandberg

The Brandberg (‘Fire Mountain’) Massif is Namibia’s highest peak, with its zenith, the Königstein (‘King’s Stone’), standing at a whopping 2573 metres above sea level. Named for the vivid shade of orange it sometimes turns at sunset, the Brandberg has been sacred to the San people for centuries, and the Tsisab Ravine at its base is permeated with over 45 000 ancient San rock paintings, including the famous ‘White Lady’.

Overnight: Brandberg White Lady Lodge

Brandberg White Lady Lodge is named after the San paintings for which the Brandberg became famous. It is a place where you will feel at home and enjoy a true warm-hearted hospitality, "tranquility" is name of the game. At the Lodge you find a fully licensed restaurant, a well stocked bar, comfortable lounge and a large pool area. And if you are lucky you might bump into a dessert adapted elephant.

Activities

Guided Elephant tracking done by Brandberg White Lady Lodge

Included

Full Board and Activities

Day 6: Palmwag Campsite, Damaraland (Wed, 11 October)

Damaraland

Huge, untamed and ruggedly beautiful Damaraland is an exceptionally scenic landscape of open plains and spectacular rock formations. The major attractions are Spitzkoppe, the Brandberg, Twyfelfontein, Vingerklip and the Petrified Forest.

Overnight: Palmwag Campsite

Palmwag Lodge and Camping site is situated in Palmwag near the Uniab River. The Lodge and its surroundings used to be farming land and were later developed into a hunting concession for big game. However, as popular interest in the area increased, the hunting camp was revamped into a lodge. The lodge consists of 12 thatched bungalows, 12 luxury tents and a restaurant. Guests can enjoy the walking trail or relax at the swimming pool under the palm trees. The activities offered at the lodge are guided game drives, day trips or camping safaris into the concession area of Palmwag Lodge offering guests the unique opportunity to discover and observe the diverse species of free-roaming game, amongst others, the famous desert elephant, the rare black rhino, giraffe, zebra and a variety of antelope. The small camping site consists of 7 campsites with ablution facilities.

Activities

Twyfelfontein Rock Art
Guided afternoon Drive in Palmwag done by Palmwag

Twyfelfontein Rock Art

Twyfelfontein is a World Heritage Site boasting one of the richest rock art concentrations in Africa. Thousands of tourists come to this site each year to view some 2, 500 Stone Age rock engravings. The area is home to 17 rock art sites, which collectively encompass 212 engraved stone slabs. There are an additional 13 sites displaying rock paintings.

Included

Full Board and Activities

Day 7: Etosha Roadside Halt & Lodge, Kaokoveld (Thu, 12 October)

Kaokoveld

The Kaokoveld is a dry, mountainous and relatively undeveloped region that takes in the harsh beauty of the Skeleton Coast and the coppery sands of the northern Namib Desert. The area is inhabited by three main ethnic groups – the Damara, Herero and Himba people – each with their unique customs, traditions and rituals.

Overnight: Etosha Roadside Halt & Lodge

Situated 69km NW of Kamanjab, off the C35, 0,5km north of Galton Gate (Etosha National Park). The campsite consist of 6 sites of which one a group site. Ablutions are tucked in between the granite boulders. Wood boilers (donkey) provide hot water to the showers and flush toilets are provided. No electricity is available. This campsite is situated in a wilderness area with wild animals roaming free. The campsites are not fenced and care should be taken, especially at night since predators may lurk in the dark.
Within walking distance from the campsite is a view deck over an animal drinking hole.

Activities

Etosha

Included

Full Board and Activities

Day 8: Halali Campsite, Etosha National Park (Fri, 13 October)

Etosha National Park

The Etosha National Park is Namibia's premiere game viewing experience, situated in the northwest of Namibia and is an area well known for its wildlife. Vegetation ranges from dense bush to open plains attracting a diversity of wildlife. In the heart of the Park is The Etosha Pan - a shallow depression that covers an area of 5000sq kilometres. Dry and shimmering for most of the year, the pans fill up with water after good rains to a depth which is seldom deeper than 1m. In the dry season wildlife is attracted to perennial springs and waterholes that makes for excellent game viewing.
Within the park are three large public rest camps catering for the more budget orientated traveller. There are several smaller establishments on the outskirts of the park on private land offering a more intimate and comprehensive experience. All of these establishments offer excellent value for money.

Overnight: Halali Campsite

In an otherwise flat area Halali Campsite is perched between a few hills and koppies. Thicker vegetation makes this popular with leopard, rhino and elephant. Situated halfway between Namutoni and Okaukuejo, the Halali Campsite is centrally located in close proximity of some of the most popular waterholes of the Etosha National Park. A short walk will take you to the camp’s floodlit waterhole with excellent day and night game viewing.

‘Halali’ is the German word for the traditional ending of a hunt. The campsite signifies the end of game hunting and the rise of eco-tourism in Namibia. Halali offers active guests the largest pool in the park and its strategic location between Namutoni and Okaukuejo makes it a great stopover for lunch, ice cream, a cool drink or just petrol.

Activities

Etosha

Included

Full Board and Activities

Day 9: Okaukuejo Campsite, Etosha National Park (Sat, 14 October)

Etosha National Park

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Overnight: Okaukuejo Campsite

Okaukuejo is located 17 km from the southern entrance of the park, Anderson Gate. Okaukuejo is the oldest tourist camp in Etosha and it also functions as the administrative centre of the park. Okaukuejo is also home to the Etosha Ecological Institute. It is situated at the western end of the Etosha Pan. Facilities include a restaurant, bar, shop, swimming pool, kiosk and camp sites.
The main attraction of this camp is that it overlooks a permanent waterhole which is floodlit at night. Here a wide diversity of wildlife congregate and interact from lion to rhino to elephant and antelope. The spectacle starts at dawn, with animals coming in large numbers to quench their thirst. The activity continues throughout the day until late at night. In the early evenings, it is not uncommon to have black rhino, elephant and lion all drinking at the same time.

Activities

Etosha

Included

Full Board and Activities

Day 10: Düsternbrook Guest Farm, Central Namibia (Sun, 15 October)

Central Namibia

The central Namibian highlands are much cooler and less harsh than the arid lowlands that make up the majority of the country. This is great cattle ranching country and most tourism facilities have their origins in cattle and more recently game ranching.

Overnight: Düsternbrook Guest Farm

Düsternbrook is the first guest farm in Namibia, situated near Windhoek. We offer 6 lodge rooms, 2 furnished safari tents, and a small campsite. Our guest farm is located on a mountain with a breath taking view overlooking a dry wide riverbed. The historical old farm house is built out of natural stone, in colonial style. Since 2010 we also have a chalet at the dam (where the hippos live), where you can stay really close to nature.

On our safari farm we have an abundant diversity of wildlife, such as oryx, steenbok, cape eland, kudu, giraffe, impala, waterbuck, hippo, zebra, baboon, cheetah, leopard and wildebeast. We offer special tours to see our cheetahs and leopards in their natural surroundings. Very exiciting are the hippos which live at our dam. Book yourself a rustic stay at our chalet and connect with these animals from your veranda.

In the morning we offer a mountain drive where you can experience the sunrise on the Khomas Highland, a beautifull scenery. After sunrise your guide will drive you into the mountains to experience nature waking up while you enjoy a cup of coffee or tea. With a bit of luck you will be one of few who has seen the rare Hartman Mountain zebra.

While staying at our guest lodge you can use our large pool, visit our information center or go for a hike on our marked trails.

Activities

Guided afternoon drive done by Duesternbrook

Included

Full Board and Activities

Day 11: Departure (Mon, 16 October)

Activities

Windhoek City Tour

Windhoek City Tour

City Tour of Windhoek’s historical buildings & monuments as well as the suburbs of Khomasdal, Katutura & Ludwigsdorf.

Urgent Contact Numbers

- Company Name: Namvic Tours and Safaris
- Telephone: 00264 81 3324524
- Email: info@namvicsafaris.com
- Contact Person: Lara

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