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9 Days Classic Namibia

Waterberg Plateau National Park - Etosha National Park - Damaraland - Swakopmund - Southern Namibia - Central Namibia

9 Days / 8 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

Nissan DC / English Guide / Fuel
Accommodation / Meals as per itinerary
Park Fees
Water in vehicle

Day 1: Waterberg Resort, Waterberg Plateau National Park (Mon, 13 February)

Waterberg Plateau National Park

Named for the springs that emanate from its foothills, the Waterberg Plateau National Park is a fascinating geological site of compressed sandstone crags, 200-year-old dinosaur footprints, and petrified sand dunes. The area’s natural water sources make it far more fertile than its environs and the park is blessed with a plethora of plant and animal species, including leopards, rhinoceros, vultures, cheetahs, bush babies, ferns and fig trees.

Overnight: Waterberg Resort

Waterberg Resort is the gateway to the Waterberg Plateau Park, one of the most spectacular features of the northern region, towering some 200 meters above the surrounding landscape, with sheer cliffs and fascinating rock formations. The Waterberg Resort has recently been re-developed. Accommodation is provided in comfortable premier bush chalets, two and four bed bush chalets and double rooms, all nestled along the base of the Waterberg Plateau cliffs, among towering trees.
The restaurant, bar and kiosk are housed in the historic Rasthaus, originally built in 1908 and used as a police post for several years. The open air swimming pool with a view of the Plateau above is the perfect remedy for the weary guest. The Camp also has a shop and a camping site available.

Included

Bed & Breakfast

Day 2: Taleni Etosha Village, Etosha National Park (Tue, 14 February)

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: 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.

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 Pan

Etosha Pan

Aeons ago, Etosha Pan was the bed of a vast lake; today what remains is a glittering, silvery-green salt pan that stretches across roughly 5000 square kilometres. Etosha is protected by the Etosha Pan National Park surrounded by savannah plains and woodlands supporting large herds of elephants. When dry, the pan sustains little life except for the algae that gives it its distinctive colour, and migratory birds that use it as a pit stop, but with heavy rain it becomes a shallow lake where flamingos breed, pelicans wade and feed, and a variety of mammal species come to quench their thirst, including leopards, lions, white rhinos, hunting dogs and antelopes.

Included

Dinner, Bed and Breakfast

Day 3: Taleni Etosha Village, Etosha National Park (Wed, 15 February)

Included

Dinner, Bed and Breakfast

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: Madisa Camp, Damaraland (Thu, 16 February)

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: Madisa Camp

Madisa Camp is situated on the D2612 road to Twyfelfontein, a very popular route. The camp is hidden between amazing rock formations which are scattered with Bushman Paintings and has privy to an ancient Desert Elephant route that often gets visited by these beautiful giants.

Each spacious campsite has an exquisite view of the Gauntegab River bed and rock formations. The campsites have individual ablution facilities situated on stilts hidden in the tree tops. The braai facilities also double up as a heater (donkey system) for hot running water at each open air shower. The camp sites are shaded by large Mopane trees and have a low rock wall around each site.

The swimming pool and bar area are very welcoming after a long day and give you a chance to rejuvenate and enjoy your surroundings. It’s also nice to meet fellow travelers and share tails around a communal camp fire at night while the sky puts on a breath taking show of stars.

Included

Dinner, Bed and Breakfast

Day 5: Haus Rosemund Self Catering, Swakopmund (Fri, 17 February)

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: Haus Rosemund Self Catering

Included

Dinner, Bed and Breakfast

Day 6: Haus Rosemund Self Catering, Swakopmund (Sat, 18 February)

Included

Bed & Breakfast

Day 7: Weltevrede Guest Farm, Southern Namibia (Sun, 19 February)

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

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

Dinner, Bed and Breakfast

Day 8: Heja Game Lodge, Central Namibia (Mon, 20 February)

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: Heja Game Lodge

Heja Game Lodge is situated to the east of Windhoek, about 1900 meters above sea level, and is enclosed by the Auas Mountains in the south and the KhomasHochland and Eros mountains to the north and west. Heja Game Lodge is the ideal starting point for a ,visit to Namibiasince it is the closest game lodge to Windhoek, and is ideally situated in the middle between Windhoek and Hosea Kutako International Airport. The lodge overlooks the Hoffnung dam which is the oldest man-made lake in Namibia.
For the nature enthusiast there is a large variety of different bird species to be found on the lodge and over 2500 head from 13 species of game roam freely on the 20,000 ha farm and surroundings. Visitors can fully enjoy Heja's tranquil setting in one of the 50 en-suite rooms equipped with air-conditioning and satellite TV.
The à la carte restaurant offers a wide variety of dishes, with game dishes being a specialty. This, coupled with the ever-popular Chapel on the Hill and Waterfront reception area extending over the lake, makes Heja an ideal and favored destination. With beautiful surroundings, the simplicity of nature, enough accommodation for all guests and service excellence makes the Heja Game Lodge an ideal Namibian holiday spot.

Included

Bed & Breakfast

Day 9: Departure (Wed, 22 February)

Day Itinerary

Drop off vehicle transfer to Airport by guide

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

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