NAMIBIA-DESERT WILDLIFE AND LANDSCAPE PHOTO SAFARI

12 DAYS NAMIBIA-DESERT WILDLIFE AND LANDSCAPE PHOTO SAFARI

NAMIBIA-DESERT WILDLIFE AND LANDSCAPE PHOTO SAFARI

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
Windhoek Gardens Guest House Windhoek FB 1 Night
Etosha Safari Camp, Gondwana Collection Namibia Etosha National Park FB 2 Nights
Opuwo Country Lodge Kaokoveld FB 1 Nights
Fort Sesfontein Lodge Kaokoveld FB 2 Nights
Erongo Wilderness Lodge Erongo Mountains FB 2 Nights
Namib Desert Lodge, Gondwana Collection Namibia Namib FB 3 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: Windhoek Gardens Guest House

Windhoek Gardens Guesthouse is located 5 minutes away from the centre of Windhoek, making it a perfect mix of convenience and practicality. Windhoek Gardens Guesthouse boasts 28 uniquely Namibian themed rooms, each with high speed internet and an ample workstation. All rooms are twin bedded and have en-suite bathrooms. The gorgeously furnished modern fitted rooms combined with a restful and rustic setting offers you the perfect stop over in Windhoek. You can experience Etosha in the North to Solitaire in the South on premises.

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: Etosha Safari Camp, Gondwana Collection Namibia View iBrochure

Etosha Safari Camp is situated just 10 km south of Andersson Gate on the C 38 between Outjo and Okaukuejo. 50 twin-bedded chalets nestle among Mopani trees and impart a feeling of living in the lap of African nature. Each of them is equipped with mosquito gauze, air conditioning and its own bathroom and small veranda. Special attractions are the Okambashu Restaurant and the Oshebeena Bar, styled like a typical little township bar and brimming with African joie de vivre. Etosha Safari Camp is the perfect base for safari excursions into Etosha - with an experienced guide on the daily game drive or by yourself in your own car.

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: 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.

Kaokoveld

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Overnight: Fort Sesfontein Lodge

The directions of Kamanjab or Khorixias through Damaraland is an experience and gives the guest first impressions from an original Africa before the farm management. Enjoy the free view, space and recognize the individual scattered settlements of the Damara and Herero, as well as African game in the wild. The lodge, located in Fort Sesfontein which the ruins of a historic fort built in 1896 with great attention to detail has been built from authentic materials. It is a monument that provides protection and security as well as modern comfort. The lodge hosts are the descendants of the indigenous people of the Damara, Herero and Himba. They create a friendly and amiable atmosphere and provide entertainment with musical performances of their tribal groups as well as insight into their cultures.

Erongo Mountains

Conveniently located only a few hour’s drive from Namibia’s capital city of Windhoek, the Erongo Mountain range stretches across the plains between the towns of Omaruru and Karibib, and is home to a remarkably rich natural heritage. This expanse of rugged wilderness serves as one of Namibia’s most popular tourist drawcards, attracting visitors with its spectacularly scenic landscapes; magnificent caves and rock painting sites; and its impressive array of wildlife species. These include, among others: rhino, elephant, cheetah, leopard, giraffe, wildebeest, impala, blesbok, waterbuck, kudu, warthog, mountain zebra, oryx, eland, springbok and over 200 species of bird. Visitors can look forward to enjoying a variety of adventurous activities such as hiking, rock climbing, games drives, horseback safaris and mountain biking.

Overnight: Erongo Wilderness Lodge View iBrochure

Erongo Wilderness Lodge

The Natural Place to Stay

There is a special wilderness area, encircled by the Erongo Mountains,where the desert, mountain, and bushveld ecosystems combine. Here, in a secluded valley, you will find twelve luxury tented chalets in a dramatic setting of granite boulders and breathtaking views. Nature provides the compelling reasons for visiting this unique environment. Many rare, endemic, and special species of animal, bird, and plant life thrive here, making this one of Namibia’s most diverse and wildlife-rich areas. This wealth of natural and cultural history can be enjoyed by joining a guided nature drive, visiting one of the Bushman rock art sites, or walking among the mountains with one of our knowledgeable guides. Or make the experience a more personal one by simply exploring on your own, or just soaking up the atmosphere from the private deck of your tent. Luxuriate in this richness of nature!

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: Namib Desert Lodge, Gondwana Collection Namibia View iBrochure

The main building and the chalets of Namib Desert Lodge are spread out along the foot of the fossilised dunes of the ancient Namib. A comfortable sojourn is guaranteed by 65 en suite rooms with air conditioning. A restaurant and bar, an inviting terrace with views of the fossilised dunes and two swimming pools beckon you to linger and relax. Oryx antelope and springbok make frequent appearances at this illuminated watering place.

Day 12: Departure


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.
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  • 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
Windhoek Gardens Guest House

Windhoek Gardens Guest House


Windhoek Gardens Guesthouse is located 5 minutes away from the centre of Windhoek, making it a perfect mix of convenience and practicality.

Etosha Safari Camp, Gondwana Collection Namibia

Etosha Safari Camp, Gondwana Collection Namibia


Etosha Safari Camp is situated just 10 km south of Andersson Gate on the C 38 between Outjo and Okaukuejo. 50 twin-bedded chalets nestle among Mopani trees and impart a feeling of living in the lap of African nature.

Opuwo Country Lodge

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.

Fort Sesfontein Lodge

Fort Sesfontein Lodge


The directions of Kamanjab or Khorixias through Damaraland is an experience and gives the guest first impressions from an original Africa before the farm management.

Erongo Wilderness Lodge

Erongo Wilderness Lodge


There is a special wilderness area, encircled by the Erongo Mountains,where the desert, mountain, and bushveld ecosystems combine.

Namib Dune Star Camp, Gondwana Collection Namibia Namib

Namib Dune Star Camp, Gondwana Collection Namibia 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.

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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My family was really happy with this trip. Thanks!

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