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10 Days Classic Namibia

Windhoek - Etosha National Park - Etosha National Park - Kaokoveld - Damaraland - Twyfelfontein - Swakopmund - Sossusvlei

10 Days / 9 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

Included

Sprinter Bus
Fuel and Guide
Accommodation & Meals & Activities as per itinerary
Park Fees

Day 1: Klein Windhoek Guest House, Windhoek

Windhoek

Windhoek is Namibia’s capital, home to an international airport and a plethora of restaurants, shops, entertainment venues and accommodation options. The city is clean, safe and well-organised, with a colonial legacy that is reflected in its many German eateries and shops, and the widespread use of the German language. Windhoek has an interesting mix of historical architecture and modern buildings, many of which are worth a look, including the Alte Feste (Old Fort), the 1896 Christuskirche (Christ Church), and the more contemporary Supreme Court.

Notes

Meet and Greet at Airport by Guide Mac Donald.

Landing with Quatar Airlines QR1373 Q 13FEB @ 10:50.

Check in @ Klein Windhoek Guest House . Windhoek City Tour / shopping.

Dinner is booked @ Joe's Beerhouse for 19:00 . Namvic Guide to pay for all the food / meals . Drinks to be settled by clients themselves

Overnight: Klein Windhoek Guest House

Klein Windhoek Guesthouse is situated in one of Windhoek’s best suburbs in a quiet area next to the Klein Windhoek Riverbed – an ideal location for business people and tourists. From here it is a short 5 minute drive to City Centre; shops and popular restaurants are in close proximity. We offer a variety of rooms and self catering units.

Activities

Joe's Beerhouse
Namvic Guide Whk City Tour

Joe's Beerhouse

Joe’s Beerhouse opened its doors to the public in October 1991. Joe’s Beerhouse is divided into various areas: the inside bar and extension (68 + 50 pax), the extension Bismarck (56 pax), the lapa (169 pax), the boma (112 pax); the garden and main bar (60 pax) and the function room – for conferences, special or private events, with tables also accommodating couples (35 pax). This restaurant offers buffet and carvery, set menus or a varied selection from an a la carte menu.

Included

Dinner, Bed and Breakfast

Day 2: Mokuti Etosha Lodge, Etosha National Park

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.

Day Itinerary

On route to Mokuti , visit Lake Ojtikoto and Tsumeb Museum

Overnight: Mokuti Etosha Lodge

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MOKUTI ETOSHA LODGE

Mokuti is the perfect venue for travellers wanting to explore the famous eastern side of Etosha National Park. Known for its excellent and diverse wildlife encounters, it has become a popular venue for meetings, incentives, weddings and honeymoons.
The closest lodge to Etosha National Park, Mokuti is only four minutes drive from the eastern Von Lindequist Gate near Namutoni Fort and is located on its own private 4 000 hectare nature reserve, which shares a common border with this fascinating wildlife reserve.
Upon arrival, guests are welcomed by a cool, green, tropical oasis. Charming thatched buildings and two sparkling pools nestled among the vast indigenous gardens give credence to the name “Mokuti”, which in Ovambo means “In the forest”.

MAKE YOURSELF AT HOME

Mokuti Etosha Lodge promises guests a warm Namibian welcome, and a stay during which they will be hosted in a relaxed, uncomplicated manner. This intimate 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 Internet Wi-Fi access, tea/coffee-making facilities and en-suite bathrooms with showers.

Mokuti Etosha Lodge offers the Tambuti Dining Room & Marula Bar, the Pool Bar & Terrace and the only open air African Boma in the area. Meals are typical Namibian feasts, featuring many local products and the famous local choices of both beef and game, all lovingly prepared according to home-style recipes.

GO ON ADVENTURES

Leisure activities and facilities abound and include Mokuti’s exclusive spa, two swimming pools, a separate children’s splash pool, two floodlit tennis courts, Pool & Billiard Room, gym, reptile park, walking trails, private airport and professionally guided morning, afternoon or full day open vehicle game drive safaris into Etosha. At night, guests tell tall stories around open fires, after enjoying al fresco dinners served in the African Boma or even under the towering garden trees. As they make their way back to their rooms along winding pathways, they frequently encounter our resident herd of placid bontebok, and the next morning, our squirrels who insist on sharing their breakfast.

MEET THE WILD

Etosha National Park is home to 114 different mammal species including zebra, springbok, eland, oryx, kudu, giraffe and the all-important big four: the lion, the leopard, the elephant and black and white rhino. The wide variety of animals guarantee impressive game viewing. Etosha is also a bird watchers' paradise, with more than 340 bird species recorded in the park.

ONTOUKA REPTILE PARK

Guests are welcome to join our Conservation Team on a visit to our own Ontouka Reptile Park at Mokuti and learn fascinating facts about African reptiles. If they are feeling brave, they can book front row seats at a spectacular crocodile feeding session. Inhabitants of the park include some of the world's most dangerous snakes, crocodiles, turtles, goannas and chameleons.

ACTIVITIES AND ATTRACTIONS

Guests can make the most of the landscaped gardens relaxing in the shade under the trees or at the pool, or visit the exciting reptile park, play a game of tennis, explore the reserve by following one of the marked walking trails, be pampered in the spa or workout at the gym. For the slightly more adventurous, there is the option of accompanying one of Mokuti's experienced game guides in an open safari vehicle into Etosha National Park. With its vast number of wildlife species, guests will be sighting and photographing until the sun sets.

WINING AND DINING

Tambuti Dining Room

Offering country-style comfort, "home" cuisine with a Namibian touch during breakfast, lunch (dependant on occupancy) and dinner. At night dinners are either a buffet or three course set menus with three selections per course. On certain nights these dinners are served in the garden, under the trees.

The African Boma

On certain nights dinner, consisting of a traditional Namibian Braai/BBQ, is served in the African Boma.

The Pool Bar & Terrace

Opens (weather permitting) from 09h30 and serves a la carte snacks, teas and coffees, lunch till 15h30 and drinks till 24h00.

CONFERENCE ROOMS

There are three venues to choose from for groups ranging from 25 - 130 people, depending on the function and the preferred seating style.

FIND US HERE
Mokuti Etosha Lodge is situated approximately 550 km north of Windhoek, (±5 hours) travelling time. From Windhoek, follow the B1 for 3 505 km. Turn left onto the C38 for 25 km and follow the signs towards Namutoni Fort. Mokuti Etosha Lodge is on the left just prior to reaching the Von Lindequist Gate into Etosha National Park.

Activities

Otjikoto Lake
Tsumeb Museum

Tsumeb Museum

Located on Main Street next to the Lutheran Church, facing the park, this museum houses excellent displays of the area's rare minerals and mining history, as well as Bushmen and Himba artifacts and details the history of the German colonial forces in the area.

Included

Dinner, Bed and Breakfast

Day 3: Taleni Etosha Village, Etosha National Park

Etosha National Park

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Overnight: Taleni Etosha Village

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Affordable Luxury at Etosha National Park near Okaukuejo

Situated only 2km from the Andersson entrance gate to Etosha National Park, Etosha Village uniquely combines affordability with comfort, style and exquisite cuisine.

The 40 luxury individual suites offer a fully air-conditioned bedroom with an en-suite bathroom and a patio to enjoy the beauty that surrounds you. Two small children (under 12) can be accommodated with their parents on a fold-out sleeper couch in the unit.
Facilities include an open-plan bar with big screen television, 2 sparkling pools plus a kiddie pool, a restaurant serving delectable cuisine as well as a fully stocked utility and curio shop.

Explore Namibia’s animal kingdom with morning, afternoon or full day Guided Game Drives to Etosha National Park.
Enjoy the Walking Trails on our reserve where various small game can be spotted from the lookout decks and hides.

Sundowner Drives and Stargazing Sessions allow guests to experience the magic of our sunsets and famous star studded skies.
Let our team whisk you away to an enchanted venue in the Mopane Forest for a magnificent Boma Dinner Experience for your special function or private dinner.

Activities

Etosha West

Etosha West

The area andvegetation is very different to the south-eastern and eastern part of the park and the Hartmann’s Mountain Zebra can be found here.
In this area and with a more undulating landscape, it makes for a very different wildlife experience. White dust and clay which makes up the Etosha Pan turns to a reddish brown soil during this time which may lead you to believe you have entered an entirely new park when you visit.

Included

Dinner, Bed and Breakfast

Day 4: Opuwo Country Lodge, Kaokoveld

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.

Day Itinerary

Visit the Ovahimba Living museum 40km outside of Opuwo

Overnight: 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.
With luxury and standard accommodation, air conditioning, as well as well-appointed camping sites
— the Lodge is the ideal base from which to explore the Kaokoland. Deck chairs and umbrellas set
the scene for a relaxed day around the pool or a welcome respite from the heat after a hard day's
drive. Next to the pool is the Bar and Restaurant where guests can enjoy ice cold refreshments and
mouth-watering meals. The lodge is within easy reach of Kaoko-Otavi, Epupa Falls and
Swartbooisdrift, popular destinations for visitors to the area.
Road conditions between Kamanjab and Opuwo are in excellent condition (tarmac). The 85 km to
Ruacana is also a tarmac road and in excellent driving condition.
Fly-in guests are welcome. Please be sure to arrange for pickup before your arrival. The lodge is
unfortunately not suitable for guests in wheel chairs.

Activities

ovahimba living museum

Included

Dinner, Bed and Breakfast

Day 5: Palmwag Lodge, Damaraland

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 Lodge

Palmwag Lodge & Campsite is situated in the Palmwag Concession next to one of the tributaries’ of the ephemeral Uniab River in north western Damaraland / Kunene region. The newly renovated lodge and campsite is nestled between huge Makalani palms and Mopane trees.

Palmwag Lodge is situated 500 meters north of the veterinary control gate on the C 43 to Sesfontein. From Kamanjab you can reach Palmwag Lodge on the C 40, 120 kilometers away, and from Khorixas you can reach Palmwag Lodge on the C 39, 160 kilometers away. Palmwag Lodge is an ideal stop over on the way to the Kaokoland, Etosha and the coast.

Palmwag Lodge manages and operates the 582,000 hectare large concession area. Abundant wildlife such as mountain zebra, kudu, springbok, giraffe, lion, desert adapted elephant, the endangered black rhino and many other species occur here.

Palmwag Lodge operates a well maintained graveled runway for fly in safaris, just a few hundred meters away from the lodge. The runway is 1200 meters long.
Coordinates: S 19˚ 52’ 48”
E 13˚ 56’ 47”

Included

Dinner, Bed and Breakfast

Day 6: Twyfelfontein Country Lodge, Twyfelfontein

Twyfelfontein

Twyfelfontein is a site of ancient rock engravings in the Kunene Region of north-western Namibia.

Overnight: Palmwag Campsite

Before or after check in visit the Twyfelfontein Rock Art Engravings, done by Namvic Guide

Overnight: Twyfelfontein Country Lodge

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The Lodge is situated in the heart of the Twyfelfontein Uibasen Conservancy and boast 56 en-suite twin rooms, reception, lounge, curio shop, open dining room, bar and swimming pool. In construction utmost care was taken to reduce the visual impact on the environment and to blend into the mountainside with the use of thatch roofs, natural stone and paint colors toning in with the surrounding rock formations.

Activities

Twyfelfontein Rock Art

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

Dinner, Bed and Breakfast

Day 7: Hansa Hotel, Swakopmund

Swakopmund

Founded in 1892 as the main harbour for German South West Africa, Swakopmund is often described as being more German than Germany. Now a seaside resort, Swakopmund is the capital of the Skeleton Coast tourism area and has plenty to keep visitors happy. The quirky mix of German and Namibian influences, colonial-era buildings and the cool sea breeze make it very popular.

Day Itinerary

On route to Swakopmund , visit the Cape Cross Seal Colony

Overnight: Hansa Hotel

Centrally situated, the hotel serves as the perfect getaway to all tourists amenities which Swakopmund and surrounding areas have to offer, from sand-boarding some of the highest dunes in the world to big game viewing in one of our country's world-known game parks. Surrounded by local tour operators, aviation and safari offices and 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.

Activities

Cape Cross Seal Colony

Cape Cross Seal Colony

This colony of Cape Fur Seals is one of the largest in the world, home to approximately 80 000 to 100 000 of these so-called 'seals', which are in fact a species of sea lion. Day trips to the colony are offered and the seals can be viewed from a walkway at a distance of roughly 200 metres.

Included

Dinner, Bed and Breakfast

Day 8: A Little Sossus Lodge, Sossusvlei

Sossusvlei

Sossusvlei is where you will find the iconic red sand dunes of the Namib. The clear blue skies contrast with the giant red sand dunes to make this one of the natural wonders of Africa and a photographers heaven.
Aside from the attractions at Sossusvlei - Dune 45, Hiddenvlei, Big Daddy and Deadvlei - other attractions in the area include the Sesriem Canyon and Namib-Naukluft National Park, where the mountains of the Namib meet its plains.

Day Itinerary

Clients might still possibly do some shopping in the morning before leave for A Little Sossus Lodge

Overnight: A Little Sossus Lodge

A Little Sossus Lodge is surrounded by the Nubib, Tsaris and Naukluft mountains with views of the distant dunes in the west. In this exquisite location, guests are accommodated in stylish stone chalets, built from the local occurring rock. A Little Sossus Lodge will ensure you an unforgettable stay in the tranquil desert surroundings. There is a cozy lounge, decorated with ethnic African dècor and furnished with comfortable leather sofas. The swimming pool is in front of the main building, where guests can have a dip and unwind after a hard day's drive.

Included

Dinner, Bed and Breakfast

Day 9: A Little Sossus Lodge, Sossusvlei

Activities

Sossusvlei - The Vlei
Dead Vlei
Dune 45

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.

Dune 45

Named for its location 45 kilometres past the town of Sesriem, Dune 45 is renowned for its elegant shape, which – along with its position close to the road – have earned it the distinction of ‘most photographed dune in the world’. If you’re not keen for the strenuous hike to the top of Big Daddy, Dune 45 is a more forgiving alternative, standing at only 80 metres and featuring a much gentler gradient.

Included

Dinner, Bed and Breakfast

Day 10: Departure

Day Itinerary

Early check out at A Little Sossus Lodge and direct drive to Airport .

Flight leaves @ 13:20 . Quatar Airlines QR 1374 from WDH to DOH

Urgent Contact Numbers

- Company Name: Namvic Tours and Safaris
- Telephone: 00264 81 166 0315
- Email: info@namvicsafaris.com
- Contact Person: Lara

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