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15 Days Highlights of Namibia

Central Namibia - Southern Namibia - Namib - Erongo - Damaraland - Damaraland - Kaokoveld - Kaokoveld - Etosha National Park - Etosha National Park - Central Namibia

15 Days / 14 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 2016 model Safari package
Accommodations / meals / activities as per itinerary

Excluded

Park Fees
Fuel

Day 1: Heja Game Lodge, Central Namibia

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 2-4: Weltevrede Guest Farm, Southern Namibia

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
Included

Dinner, Bed and Breakfast

Day 4-6: Wüstenquell Guest Farm, Namib

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: Wüstenquell Guest Farm

Bizarre rock formations, fantastic views, bushmen paintings, 7 fountains, a unique fauna and flora with quiver trees and the very rare lithops (living stones) make Wüstenquell a special experience!

Directly bordering the Namib Naukluft Park, Wüstenquell with its famous Eagle Rock is the closest accommodation to the Welwitschia plains and moonlandscape.
A great stop-over on your way from or to Swakopmund; direct access to the park and only 2 hours away.

A paradise for photographers!

Activities

Afternoon Scenic Drive @ Wuestenquell
Half Day Morning guided Bush Walk with Breakfast @ Wuestenquell

Included

Dinner, Bed and Breakfast

Day 6: Ameib Guesthouse, Erongo

Erongo

The Erongo Region is one of the largest of the 13 regions found in Namibia and received its name for the majestic Erongo Massif that dominates the area around Karibib, Omaruru and Usakos. The region reaches up to the Atlantic Ocean and includes the coastal towns of Swakopmund and Walvis Bay, its northern boundary ending at the Ugab River where the Skeleton Coast National Park begins its stretch to Angola.

Overnight: Ameib Guesthouse

Ameib Guesthouse offers 9 old farm style rooms. 7 of these rooms are double/twin rooms with en-suite bathroom, one is a four bed family room with en-suite bathroom and one is a single room. Most rooms have a verandah. Further-on there are three Bungalows with en-suite bathrooms. The bungalows are more private and overlook a big dam.

Ameib also has 2 cabins, which are situated at the camping site, close to the guesthouse. The cabins are double/twin bed and have en-suite bathroom. Situated in front of the cabins is a barbeque facility
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At the guesthouse there is a swimming pool with bio filter, for the guests in the rooms and bungalows. Guests in the cabins at the camping site can either use the swimming pool at the camping site or the pool at the guesthouse.

Ameib has a camping site close to the guesthouse, also known as the nature camp. It is fenced off against wild animals and big trees offer shade. There are 10 sites available, each with a concrete base for tents and barbeque facility. Some sites also have picnic areas.

There is a swimming pool with bio filter directly at the camping site, as well as hot showers and toilets. In the restroom block you will also find dish washing sinks and a power point. Bundles of wood can be bought at the reception. Ameib has NO camping gear available for renting.

Ameib Guesthouse offers a variety of self-guided attractions and activities. There are a number of walking trails leading to different attractions, however some can also be reached by car.

Included

Dinner, Bed and Breakfast

Day 7: Madisa Camp, 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: 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 8: 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 Campsite

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”

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 9-11: Camp Aussicht Kaokoland, 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.

Overnight: Camp Aussicht Kaokoland

Situated in the northwest of Namibia, Camp Aussicht ("Camp with a View") offers exactly what it’s name promises: spectacular views of Damara and Kaokoland. Camp Aussicht sits on top of a hill overlooking Damaraland to the west. Originally built as a dioptase mine (a rare mineral found only here and in Russia) Marius Steiner started a small lodge and campsite.

Accommodation at Camp Aussicht features 4 double rooms. And, just above the lodge area is a perfect camping spot. There are 5 places with enough room for a car, tent and braai facilities.

Breakfast and dinner at Camp Aussicht are served either on the terrace or in the dining room.

Activities

Himba Village Visit with Marius

Included

Dinner, Bed and Breakfast

Day 11: Hobatere 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.

Overnight: Hobatere Lodge

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The name Hobatere means “Find me”, and once you do, you will enjoy a warm welcome and personalized service.
Hobatere Lodge is located 80 km north of Kamanjab on the western border of the Etosha National park, situated in a concession area of 32 000 ha, which is home to a wide selection of game including Lion, Leopard, Oryx, Eland, Cheetah, Giraffe, Hartmann’s Mountain Zebra and Elephant. Our activities centre around day or night game drives, bird watching and guided walks, affording guests ample opportunity to view the abundance of wildlife and endemic species in the area. We also have a hide overlooking a nearby waterhole and a sundeck with panoramic views, which is floodlit for part of the night.

Activities

Afternoon Game Drive @ Hobatere

Included

Dinner, Bed and Breakfast

Day 12: Halali Resort, 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.

Overnight: Halali Resort

Strategically located halfway between Okaukuejo and Namutoni, Halali is situated at the base of a dolomite hill, amongst shady Mopane trees. A flood-lit waterhole which is viewed from an elevated vantage point provides exceptional wildlife viewing throughout the day and into the night.
Accommodation is provided in family chalets, two and four bed bush chalets and double rooms - all converted with large sliding doors to the outside, to allow visitors to experience and benefit from the peace and tranquility of the natural surroundings. Other facilities include a restaurant, bar, shop, swimming pool, kiosk and camping facilities.

Included

Dinner, Bed and Breakfast

Day 13: Okaukuejo Resort, 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.

Overnight: Okaukuejo Resort

Okaukuejo is located 17 km from the southern entrance of the park, and famous for its flood-lit waterhole, where visitors can observe at close quarters a spectacle of wildlife congregating and interacting. Accommodation is provided to suit every need, in premier bush chalets overlooking the waterhole; bush chalets and double rooms; or family chalets. Other facilities include a restaurant, bar, shop, swimming pool, kiosk and camping facilities.

Included

Dinner, Bed and Breakfast

Day 14: Düsternbrook Guest Farm, Central Namibia

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.

Included

Dinner, Bed and Breakfast

Day 15: Departure

Day Itinerary

Early departure from Otjiwarongo to be in time at Windhoek International Airport.

Urgent Contact Numbers

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

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