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14 Days Beautiful Namibia

Windhoek - Ongava Private Game Reserve - Damaraland - Swakopmund - Namib - Sossusvlei - Luderitz - Fish River Canyon - Southern Namibia - Windhoek

14 Days / 13 Nights

14 Days Beautiful Namibia

Overview

Key
RO: Room only
SC: Self Catering
HB: Half Board
B&B: Bed and breakfast
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: Hilton Windhoek Hotel, 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.

Overnight: Hilton Windhoek Hotel

Set in the heart of Namibia’s capital city, Windhoek, the contemporary Hilton Windhoek hotel is conveniently close to a variety of business corporations and historical and tourist attractions.
All of the modern Guest Rooms and Suites at this Windhoek hotel are decorated in a warm, contemporary African style and feature spacious work areas and high-speed internet access. Upgrade to an Executive Room or Suite for additional space, a larger variety of amenities and access to the Executive Lounge. Hold a conference in one of 5 flexible meeting rooms which offer the very latest in audio/visual technology and ensure your event is a success with our 24-hour Business Center.
Enjoy international favorites in our all-day dining venue, Ekipa, savor fine wines and specialty cheeses in the elegant mezzanine restaurant, D’vine and sip cocktails and enjoy delicious tapas while you gaze out over the city below in our stunning rooftop Skybar. Work out in our 24-hour Fitness Center, take a dip in our heated 18m lap pool and rejuvenate body and mind in our luxury Spa, Breeze.
Feel at home in a contemporary Guest Room at the Hilton Windhoek hotel, which features traditional African inspired décor. Recline on the luxurious King-sized bed or the 2 comfortable double beds and watch your favorite movie on the LCD TV, work at the spacious desk and keep in touch with high-speed internet access and refresh in the elegant bathroom

Activities

Short City Tour

Included

Bed & Breakfast

Day 2: Ongava Lodge, Ongava Private Game Reserve

Sharing a common boundary with Etosha National Park, the prolific 30 000-hectare private Ongava Game Reserve is considered one of the finest private game reserves in the region, enjoying global recognition for exceptional conservation, ground breaking research and exciting safari experiences.
The reserve is home to – among others – lion, eland, black-faced impala, Hartmann's mountain zebra and a variety of other antelope species. Additional, it is one of the few private reserves in Southern Africa where both black and white rhinos can be observed. The recorded bird life has reached over 340 species.
Each Ongava property has its own unique style, layout and atmosphere; but all offer the same wonderful sense of luxurious seclusion. Built from local materials in traditional fashion, they blend tastefully into the surrounding landscape, allowing visitors to feel at one with nature.
Spacious lounge areas, reflecting the colours and textures of the African bush, invite guests to relax, enjoy a drink from the bar, or simply gaze out into the distance and be surprised as Ongava’s spectacular wildlife emerges from the bush.
Every guest suite is individually designed for quality and comfort, and our dedicated guides and catering staff are always available ensuring an unforgettable Ongava stay.

Overnight: Ongava Lodge

The well-established Ongava Lodge is situated in the privately owned Ongava Game Reserve along the southern boundary of Etosha National Park. Placed at the top of a hill in the foothills of the Ondundozonanandana range, the impressive vantage point from the main lounge and dining area is beautiful and overlooks a much-frequented waterhole and the plains beyond.
Ongava Lodge offers luxury accommodation in 14 rock-and-thatch en-suite chalets and an inviting pool at the main area to cool off in the heat of the day. Meals are either served in the main dining area under thatch or on the dining deck under the stars.
Nature and wildlife-viewing drives, visiting hides overlooking waterholes, walks and rhino approaching with experienced guides can all be enjoyed on the private Ongava Game Reserve. Game drives and day trips into nearby Etosha National Park are also offered. Ongava has resident white and black rhino, giving overnight Ongava guests the opportunity to see both species.

Activities

Ongava Lodge - Game drives on Ongava Game Reserve
Guided morning and afternoon/evening game drives take place on the private Ongava Game Reserve. The reserve is famed for its population of rhino as well as lion and other game such as antelope, including endemic black-faced impala.

Included

Dinner, Bed and Breakfast

Day 3: Ongava Lodge, Ongava Private Game Reserve

Activities

Full Day Etosha

Included

Dinner, Bed and Breakfast

Day 4: Mowani Mountain Camp, 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: Mowani Mountain Camp

Mowani Mountain Camp offers luxury tented accommodation with magnificent desert views. Open air en-suite bathrooms and private decks give you great views of Damaraland and the reliability of nearby Twyfelfontein with its San engravings and paintings is contrasted by the elusive desert adapted elephants.
The Twyfelfontein conservancy has been protecting the southern most roaming ground of the black rhino and elusive desert elephant. Sustainable eco-tourism and community upliftment is of the utmost importance at Mowani. Guides from the local tribes compliment day-time game drives to track mountain zebra, kudu, springbok, klipspringer and if you are fortunate enough... the leopard! The adventurer in me took over at Mowani. Days were filled with game drives, hot air balloon trips over the Aba-Huab Valley, champagne breakfasts and al fresco meals amidst the dusky landscape beneath Mopani trees.

Activities

afternoon scenic drive

Included

Dinner, Bed and Breakfast

Day 5: Beach 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.

Overnight: Beach Hotel Swakopmund

Whether you are on a business trip, visiting our charming town Swakopmund, having a conference, a romantic weekend or holiday trip, Beach Hotel Swakopmund is a perfect place to stay and to feel comfortable.
The ideal location of Beach Hotel Swakopmund, just 50 m from the Atlantic Ocean and within walking distance to the centre of Swakopmund, allows you to experience the flavour of our charming town, while providing you the opportunity to explore the surrounding areas.
Beach Hotel Swakopmund offers the larges ranges of categories at the Namibian coast. From an upper market luxury apartment to an economically family unit! All rooms have a balcony and only 4 without sea views.
Facilities on site include our Restaurant, "Anchor Point" which is open all year round as well as a lounge with Sundowner bar, a roof terrace with panoramic view and where you can enjoy some Sundowners or relax in the swimming pool. After a long day out you can enjoy a professional massage or head to the gym for the fitness enthusiasts.

Included

Bed & Breakfast

Day 6: Beach Hotel Swakopmund, Swakopmund

Included

Bed & Breakfast

Day 7: Rostock Ritz Desert Lodge, Namib

The Namib is the world’s oldest desert, and although it stretches along the entire length of Namibia’s coastline, the Namib commonly refers to the vast sea of sand from Luderitz to Swakopmund. For a big sandy desert the scenery is remarkably varied, with the giant red dunes of Sossusvlei being the most famous part.
Because of how old it is the Namib is home to numerous species that don’t occur elsewhere and although no humans live in the desert an amazing array of flora and fauna manages to survive here. Famous species include the Welwitschia – a living fossil plant, endemic chameleons, fur seals along the coast, brown hyenas, jackals and remarkably one of Africa’s largest antelope the Gemsbok. The name Namib is of Nama origin and means "vast place" and vast it certainly is.

Overnight: Rostock Ritz Desert Lodge

The Rostock Ritz Desert Lodge, located on a 12,000-hectare property on the edge of the Namib Desert, consists of unique, semi-subterranean rock “igloos” aesthetically integrated with the natural surroundings. Accommodation consists of 16 fully equipped standard double rooms and 3 suites with views over the desert. Aside from lying by the pool and enjoying the spectacular view activities include hiking to the natural springs in the Gaub and Ubib canyons, 4 hour 4 x 4 drives to the rock art cave paintings or simply enjoying a 2 hour sundowner drive.

Included

Bed & Breakfast

Day 8: Sesriem Campsite, 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.

Overnight: Sesriem Campsite

At the entry to Sossusvlei is Sesriem Canyon, At the foot of the gorge, which plunges down to 30 to 40 m, are pools that become replenished after good rains. Located perfectly at the entry to Sossusvlei inside the park gate is Sesriem Camping, right beside the gate into the desert and just a short drive from Sesriem Canyon where centuries of erosion have incised a narrow gorge about 1 km in length.
It is perfect for campers who want to experience the beauty of the Namib Desert with the sun setting over the Elim dune then the stars emerging until they fill the sky above you and the clicking of the desert barking Geckos and distant howl of the Jackal. Sit by the fire and imagine what you will.
After a good nights rest its up early (one hour before sunrise) for a drive to the sossusvlei wherer you can climb a sand dune and watch the colours change as the sun rises over the horizon slipping its morning warmth over the Namib desert dunes. Sesriem derives its name from the time when earlier pioneers tied six lengths of rawhide thongs (riem) together to draw water from the pools. Accommodation at Sesriem is provided in 24 campsites. Facilities found there include a gas station, convenience store and a secure parking area.

Activities

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.

Included

Bed & Breakfast

Day 9: Luderitz Nest Hotel, Luderitz

This seaside town is something of an anomaly – a piece of 19th century Bavaria bordering the pinkish sand dunes of the Namib Desert. Lutheran churches, German bakeries and colonial buildings are dotted about the settlement, while its windswept beaches are home to flamingos, ostriches, seals and penguins. The nearby ghost town of Kolmanskop is one of the most fascinating area attractions, located approximately 10 kilometres from Luderitz central.

Overnight: Luderitz Nest Hotel

LÜDERITZ NEST HOTEL is one of Namibia's leading four star hotels and enjoys a truly fabulous on the rocks and sea location with spectacular views. All 70 en-suite air-conditioned rooms and 3 executive suites enjoy direct sea views. Facilities include private tidal beach, walk-on jetty, FREE Wi-Fi, secluded gardens, sparkling pool, sea facing sauna, lounges, cosy bar and seafood restaurant. The ambiance is relaxed with a friendly service delivery.
2015 & 2016 HAN EXCELLENCE AWARDS winner.

Activities

Kolmanskop
Amongst the sands of the Namib, the crumbling buildings of a small, once-luxurious town emerge from the drifting dunes. This ghost town is Kolmanskop, a reminder of the wealth of a time when diamonds could be picked by hand from the desert, and a remarkable photographic opportunity with few equals anywhere on earth.

Included

Bed & Breakfast

Day 10: Luderitz Nest Hotel, Luderitz

Activities

Coastway Safaris Pomona/Bogenfels Tour
Bogenfels is a famous rock arch that is about 60m high, standing with one foot in the sea and the other on land.
The Pomona/Bogenfels Tour is a day tour in the Sperrgebiet area where De Beers are still mining. The tour includes the old ghost towns of Pomona and Bogenfels where visitors will see old mining equipment from the 1910-30's when the Germans discovered the first diamonds in the area.

Included

Bed & Breakfast

Day 11: Fish River Lodge, Fish River Canyon

The intermittent Fish River has created Africa’s largest and the world’s second largest canyon. Hot, dry and stony the 160 km long, at times 27 km wide and 550m deep canyon is awe inspiring. At the southern end are the renowned hot springs of Ai-Ais.

Overnight: Fish River Lodge

Fish River Lodge in southern Namibia is the only lodge perched directly on the rim of the Fish River Canyon offering guests breathtaking views of the canyon from sunrise to sunset. Experience first hand the geological forces that unfolded 300 million years ago, when the Fish River began to etch its way through hard quartzite forming a Canyon 90 kilometres long, 549 metres deep and 28 kilometres wide in some places, making it the world's second largest Canyon. The 45 000 hectare Canyon Nature Park is a natural sanctuary for Karoo succulent flora and endemic wildlife.
Incredible hiking trails meander down into the heart of the canyon affording guests spectacular scenery combined with 75 km river frontage made up of permanent water holes and rock pools that attract Hartmans Zebra, Kudu, Oryx, Springbok and many other smaller wildlife species and endemic birdlife.

Activities

PM Scenic Sundowner
The afternoon scenic drive will take you on top of the plateau where we will be stopping at two different viewpoints where you can admire the infinite vistas of the Canyon. The guide will also explain the geology, flora and fauna of this fascinating landscape. Watch the sun set while enjoying drinks, snacks and panoramic views of the canyon and meandering Fish River.
• Departure time from the lodge varies from 15:30pm in winter to 18:00pm in summer, so please leave plenty of time when arriving at the lodge by car as this enchanting excursion is not to be missed.
• Minimum 2 guests per excursion - Max 9 per vehicle.
• Children under 12 are discounted at 50% of adult rate.

Included

Dinner, Bed and Breakfast

Day 12: Central Lodge, 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 epitomized by vast, slowly changing landscapes.

Overnight: Central Lodge

Central Lodge is a modern, stylish, luxurious accommodation facility. Accommodation comprises of 18 spacious double rooms, 2 single rooms, 3 family rooms and 1 self-catering flat consisting of 2 rooms, bathroom, kitchen and lounge.
Guest rooms are equipped with spa baths and the suites have air-conditioning and are equipped with a telephone, TV, coffee/tea facilities, cozy lounge area, and carpeting. A fully licensed bar and a la carte restaurant provides guests with exquisite meals and free WIFI internet. During the day, guests can cool off in the rock featured swimming pool.

Activities

Fish River Canyon
The intermittent Fish River has created Africa’s largest and the world’s second largest canyon. Hot, dry and stony the 160 km long, at times 27 km wide and 550m deep canyon is awe inspiring. At the southern end are the renowned hot springs of Ai-Ais.

Included

Bed and Breakfast

Day 13: Hilton Windhoek Hotel, Windhoek

Overnight: Hilton Windhoek Hotel

Set in the heart of Namibia’s capital city, Windhoek, the contemporary Hilton Windhoek hotel is conveniently close to a variety of business corporations and historical and tourist attractions.
All of the modern Guest Rooms and Suites at this Windhoek hotel are decorated in a warm, contemporary African style and feature spacious work areas and high-speed internet access. Upgrade to an Executive Room or Suite for additional space, a larger variety of amenities and access to the Executive Lounge. Hold a conference in one of 5 flexible meeting rooms which offer the very latest in audio/visual technology and ensure your event is a success with our 24-hour Business Center.
Enjoy international favorites in our all-day dining venue, Ekipa, savor fine wines and specialty cheeses in the elegant mezzanine restaurant, D’vine and sip cocktails and enjoy delicious tapas while you gaze out over the city below in our stunning rooftop Skybar. Work out in our 24-hour Fitness Center, take a dip in our heated 18m lap pool and rejuvenate body and mind in our luxury Spa, Breeze.
Feel at home in a contemporary Guest Room at the Hilton Windhoek hotel, which features traditional African inspired décor. Recline on the luxurious King-sized bed or the 2 comfortable double beds and watch your favorite movie on the LCD TV, work at the spacious desk and keep in touch with high-speed internet access and refresh in the elegant bathroom.

Included

Bed and Breakfast

Day 14: Departure

Day Room: Villa Vista Guesthouse

Villa Vista is an upmarket family owned and managed guesthouse situated in a quiet neighborhood close to the Windhoek city centre. Being well situated makes it a true home hidden in the big city life. All the rooms are individually decorated in a unique style, using wood, glass, candles and natural elements.
Looking out over the garden, swimming pool, town, western mountains and afternoon sunsets, the open terrace offers a romantic and peaceful experience.