12 Days Central Namibian Birds
12 Days Central Namibian Birds

Overview

  • DEPARTURE : This tour departs from Windhoek
  • COUNTRY(‘S) : Namibia
  • DESTINATIONS : Sossusvlei and Etosha
  • RETURN : Back to Windhoek in the Afternoon
  • PASSENGERS : Minimum 1 Traveler and a Maximum of 14 Travelers per group
  • STYLE : Camping Safari with all Equipment
  • MEALS : BB: Breakfast / L: Lunch / D: Dinner
  • VEHICLE : 2-3: Double Cab 4x4/ SUV
  • 4 - 7 guests: Toyota Quantum/Landcruiser with a purpose built trailer
  • 8-14 guests: Toyota Dyna truck (a modified safari vehicle) / Iveco Daily 24 Seater

Introduction


Accommodation Destination Basis Duration
Casa Piccolo Windhoek FB 1 Night
Sossusvlei Lodge Sossusvlei FB 1 Night
Rostock Ritz Desert Lodge Namib FB 1 Night
Namib Guesthouse Swakopmund FB 2 Nights
Twyfelfontein Country Lodge Twyfelfontein FB 1 Night
Vreugde Guest Farm Outjo FB 1 Night
Onguma Bush Camp Onguma Game Reserve FB 2 Nights
Frans Indongo Lodge Waterberg Region FB 2 Nights

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: Casa Piccolo

Situated in the suburb of Klein Windhoek, Casa Piccolo is a small, tastefully furnished guest house, only a short walk from the nearest facilities or 5min drive from the Windhoek city centre. The modern shopping malls, restaurants, pubs and clubs, and medical and banking facilities, make this an ideal place to stay at either the beginning or end of a visit to Namibia. The quiet and peaceful garden is an excellent spot to relax and unwind after a hectic day in the city, or a long, dusty day behind the wheel. A dip in the swimming pool on a hot, summer's afternoon, is also a favourite alternative. Accommodation in this Pension is in 9 large, tastefully furnished single or double rooms, each with an en-suite shower and toilet, air conditioning, mini-bar, television (3 channels) and secure parking. A triple room, only for parents with children under 15, or 3 children, not older than 15 years of age, can be arranged. A healthy and scrumptious breakfast is served between 07h00 and 10h00 by their friendly and efficient staff. There is also a laundry service, and a shuttle to Windhoek International Airport, can also be organized.

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.

Overnight: Sossusvlei Lodge View iBrochure

Situated at the Entrance Gate to the Namib Naukluft Park, Sossusvlei Lodge offers direct access to the towering red sand dunes, the famous pan of Sossusvlei, the scorched black trees of Dead Vlei and the remarkable depths of the Sesriem Canyon. The 45 individual luxurious accommodation units at Sossusvlei Lodge are carefully laid out to perfectly blend in with the magnificent surrounding natural environment. Each fully air-conditioned unit has a patio, en-suite bathroom with shower and a spacious bedroom under canvas with adobe-style plaster walls to give the visitor a distinctive sense of being close to nature. Experience the true art of Hospitality with the thoughtful touch of attentive staff to contribute to a truly memorable experience. Facilities include a sparkling pool, bar, beer garden and an al fresco terrace where one can enjoy exquisite food, award-winning wines and magnificent views of the floodlit waterhole. The Sossusvlei Lodge Adventure Centre provides a range of activities including Quad-Biking, Guided Excursions, Sun-downer Trips, Hot Air Ballooning, Scenic Flights and much more to explore the area’s natural beauty.

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.

Overnight: Rostock Ritz Desert Lodge

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. 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.

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: Namib Guesthouse

Namib Guesthouse offers stylish and tranquil accommodation in Namibia's premiere holiday destination, Swakopmund. All the creature comforts of modern living, spacious and sunny rooms, scrumptious breakfasts, and warm hospitality are on offer. Each of the rooms are elegantly furnished; Flat-screen Television with DSTV channels, Tea / Coffee station, Wifi and a hairdryer.

Twyfelfontein

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

Overnight: Twyfelfontein Country Lodge

Twyfelfontein Country Lodge is located in Damaraland. The area boasts various rock engravings and paintings and is Namibia’s first UNESCO World Heritage Site. Prominent geographic features in Damaraland include interesting rock formations like the Organ Pipes, the Burnt Mountain, Doros Crater and the Petrified Forest. With 56 rooms, a luxury suite, a comfortable lounge, bar and swimming pool and a thatched dining room, which allows the sounds of the bushveld to serenade you at dinner. Twyfelfontein Country Lodge offer a unique experience in the picturesque, versatile nature of Damaraland from tracking desert adapted elephants to exploring the geological formations of millions of years. You can experience it all in this beautiful part of Namibia.

Outjo

Outjo’s central position makes it an excellent stopover en route to Etosha National Park, the Skeleton Coast or Damaraland, but that’s not the only reason to visit this small town. It’s also a charming getaway boasting attractive forest and savannah surrounds, hospitable locals and several historical sites. Roughly an hour’s drive to the west you will find the Ugab Rock Finger, a 35-metre high stone monolith, while slightly further on is a 250-million year old petrified forest.

Overnight: Vreugde Guest Farm

Vreugde Guest Farm is a small, friendly family business, offering accommodation that is comfortable, rustic and elegant. Situated in the heart of Namibia, just 30 minutes drive from the Etosha National Park's Anderson Gate, "Vreugde" is a perfect stop-over where you can sit back and relax, and recapture the beauty that you have experienced on your travels through the vast and beautiful country. Vreugde Guest Farm offers comfortable and rustic accommodation in 1 double room, 5 twin rooms and 1 family room, all en-suite with a shower. The large garden offers guests plenty of places to sit in the sun or in the shade, and an inviting swimming pool allows guests to cool off after a long day driving. Activities available include guided Etosha tours on an open jeep, as well as farm-drives and walks around the farm.

Onguma Game Reserve

Situated on the eastern side of Etosha, bordering Fisher's Pan, Onguma Game Reserve is one of Namibia's best kept secrets! Here you will be afforded the opportunity of experiencing Africa in all her beauty and diversity. Onguma Game Reserve has more than 34,000 hectares of protected land and wildlife. Our nature reserve boasts over thirty different animal species consisting of plains game including kudu, giraffe, eland, oryx, hartebeest, zebra, impala and many more roam freely as well as predators such as lion, cheetah, leopard, being common residents of the area. The latest addition to the already abundant wildlife at Onguma Game Reserve is a family of black rhinos! More than 300 bird species can also be viewed at Onguma Game Reserve. During the Namibian summer months the nature reserve becomes a bird-watcher's paradise with thousands of species migrating to the wetlands created by the seasonal rains and ephemeral river systems.

Overnight: Onguma Bush Camp

Onguma Bush Camp is ideal for families who would like to have a base from which they can explore Etosha National Park. Upon your return, relax and cool off around the swimming pool while watching a spectacular sunset... and the children can run around on the lawns as this is an enclosed camp. Dinner is served in the dinning area overlooking a large waterhole. Here you will be treated to an excellent combination of European and traditional African cuisine while watching the game coming to drink. The new water-level hide will provide hours of game viewing opportunities for guests. Onguma Game Reserve now offers an opportunity to start a safari from the moment guests touch down at the private airstrip!

Waterberg Region

The Waterberg Region incorporates the Waterberg Plateau National Park and the farming districts from Outjo and Otjiwarongo in the west to Grootfontein and Tsumeb in the west.

Overnight: Frans Indongo Lodge

WELCOME TO FRANS INDONGO LODGE Is your heart yearning for Africa? For the savannah and the scent of grasses and acacias? For silence and wide horizons? And at the same time you want to enjoy all modern comforts? Then Frans Indongo Lodge warmly welcomes you. You can truly relax with us. Let us pamper you – after all, you are on holiday. Relax on the sundeck at the swimming pool and watch a succession of Sable Antelope, Black Springbok and Nyala quench their thirst at the nearby water hole. Relish the special African atmosphere: the lodge and the interior decoration feature stylish traditional elements from the Ovambo culture in northern Namibia – the birthplace of Frans Indongo. You can’t afford to miss this! Watch cheetahs sprinting and learn more about the fastest terrestrial animal on the planet at the nearby Cheetah Conservation Fund or explore Waterberg Plateau Park, where water is plentiful. While staying with us you will also experience purest nature, of course. The 170 km² farm boasts an extraordinary abundance of game, including White and Black Rhino, Black Wildebeest and Hartebeest. We take you game-viewing on sundowner drives. For active holidaymakers we have laid out trails which meander through the bush savannah and lead onto a hill with a magnificent look-out point. We are right on your way. Frans Indongo Lodge is located north-east of Otjiwarongo and north-west of Waterberg Mountain. Thus it is ideally suited as a stop-over on your way from Windhoek to Etosha, the far north, to Bushmanland or the Caprivi. We are close to the tar road but nevertheless in the midst of the African bush savannah. [map] One little hint: take your time. Our guests keep complaining that they would have liked to stay longer...


Terms and Conditions


  • A 40% deposit of the full amount due is required to confirm any reservation and is to be done by the agent or client by fax or e-mail.
  • The Company must receive the balance of the contract price no later than 40 days prior to departure. 3. If the Company does not receive the full contract price 40 days before the departure date, the Company may cancel the reservation and retain whatever deposit or other funds it has already received from the client or his agent.
  • The payment can be done via Bank Transfer or Online Credit Card Payment into Enrico's Tours and Safaris
  • Differences due to currency fluctuations will not be accepted by Enrico’s Tours & Transfers..
  • Namibian Dollar is not a international trading currency and will encounter larger handling fees due to conversions 7. Any cancellation of a confirmed booking must be done in writing (email) to the Company.
  • If the booking is cancelled, the following fees apply relative to the amount of notice given: >30 + days: Deposit forfeited 15-30 days: 50% of invoiced amount refunded 14 or less days: No refund
  • If the booking is cancelled, the following fees apply relative to the amount of notice given: >30 + days: Deposit forfeited 15-30 days: 50% of invoiced amount refunded 14 or less days: No refund
  • If a booking is changed to an earlier date than originally reserved, the Company will endeavour to change it. But if changed to a further date there will be a charge of 5% on invoice value.
  • The Company reserves the right to increase the price of any tour prior to departure due to factors such as Fuel increase, new Government legislation, accommodation price increases, and fluctuations in exchange rates, etc
Casa Piccolo

Casa Piccolo


Situated in the suburb of Klein Windhoek, Casa Piccolo is a small, tastefully furnished guest house, only a short walk from the nearest facilities or 5min drive from the Windhoek city centre.

Sossusvlei Lodge

Sossusvlei Lodge


Situated at the Entrance Gate to the Namib Naukluft Park, Sossusvlei Lodge offers direct access to the towering red sand dunes, the famous pan of Sossusvlei, the scorched black trees of Dead Vlei and the remarkable depths of the Sesriem Canyon.

Rostock Ritz Desert Lodge

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.

Namib Guesthouse

Namib Guesthouse


Namib Guesthouse offers stylish and tranquil accommodation in Namibia's premiere holiday destination, Swakopmund. All the creature comforts of modern living, spacious and sunny rooms, scrumptious breakfasts, and warm hospitality are on offer.

Twyfelfontein Country Lodge

Twyfelfontein Country Lodge


Twyfelfontein Country Lodge is located in Damaraland. The area boasts various rock engravings and paintings and is Namibia’s first UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Vreugde Guest Farm

Vreugde Guest Farm


Vreugde Guest Farm is a small, friendly family business, offering accommodation that is comfortable, rustic and elegant.

Onguma Bush Camp

Onguma Bush Camp


Onguma Bush Camp is ideal for families who would like to have a base from which they can explore Etosha National Park.

Frans Indongo Lodge

Frans Indongo Lodge


You can truly relax with us. Let us pamper you – after all, you are on holiday. Relax on the sundeck at the swimming pool and watch a succession of Sable Antelope, Black Springbok and Nyala quench their thirst at the nearby water hole.

INCLUDE

  • Transfers from accomoadation
  • Qualified professional Driver guide
  • Accommodation, Breakfast and Dinner clients (as per itinerary)
  • Park entrance fees as per itinerary
  • Passenger Liability 15%
  • VAT 2% Tourism Levy
  • Activities as indicated in the itinerary
  • Overnight accommodation
  • Vehicle/ Fuel

EXCLUDE

  • All expenses of personal
  • All meals not mentioned
  • Above Drinks at lodges and on road
  • All optional excursions and activities
  • Tips for tour guides
  • International flights and airport taxes
  • Items not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Nature Entrance fees not mentioned in the itinerary

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