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12 Days Namibian Family Safari (Camping)

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12 Days Namibian Family Safari (Camping)
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Day 1
Day 1-2: Goba Lodge & Rest Camp, Gobabis or similar

Gobabis

Set in the heart of eastern Namibia’s ‘Cattle Country’, the town of Gobabis is the district capital of the Omaheke region. This town features a rich heritage and cultural diversity. It is the centre of a thriving cattle farming area and has earned the nickname the ‘Little Texas’ of Namibia. Like most towns in Namibia, Gobabis has an interesting history, which is documented in the local Gobabis Museum. Opened on request, visitors will find a collection of historic artifacts inside, while old agricultural implements are displayed on the grounds. Visitors can also view the beautiful traditional dress of the local Herero and Damara women while strolling through town, enjoy excellent bird watching in the surrounding areas and jump on the back of a traditional Damara-nama donkey cart for a ride. Don’t miss a visit to the Harnas Wildlife Foundation, a sanctuary for big cats and a variety of endangered wildlife.

Overnight: Goba Lodge & Rest Camp

Goba Lodge & Rest Camp provided guests with a wonderful lodge experience with its beautiful gardens and wide open spaces. With friendly service, nature and a renowned restaurant, guests can enjoy a perfect care-free stay.

Accommodation at Goba Lodge comprises of 4 twin bed luxury rooms, a twin bed standard room, 2 double bed luxury rooms, 2 family chalets with one spacious room, 3 family units with a separate parent room. Goba Rest Camp offers 3 double bed rooms, 7 twin bed rooms, 4 campsites and has a view of the game camp. The rooms shares 4 separate ablution units with the campsite. Each camp site is on a lawn and is provided with a light, power outlet and stand alone BBQ grid. There is clean, drinkable water on tap. Other communal facilities include a dining room with channel TV, kitchen and BBQ area.

 

Activities

Game Drive

Gobabis Museum

Optional: Visit Harnas Widlife Resort

Day 2
Day 3: Kalahari Anib Lodge Gondwana Collection Namibia, Mariental or similar

Mariental

Situated in south central Namibia, fringing the Kalahari Desert, the city of Mariental lies along the TransNamib railway and serves as the Hardap Region’s commercial and administrative capital. It provides an important petrol stop before heading west to Sesriem to view the red-orange dunes of Sossusvlei. Mariental is located close to magnificent the Hardap Dam, which is the largest reservoir in Namibia. The Hardap Irrigation Scheme has breathed life into this arid terrain, which is now fertile with farmlands covered in citrus, melons, lucerne, wine and maize, and dotted with ostrich farms. The dam is a popular holiday resort which draws city slickers from Windhoek and offers an array of watersports, scenic walks, and abundant wildlife in a 20000-hectare nature reserve set on its western bank; where visitors can spot rhino, ostrich, antelope, springbok and a variety of bird species.

Overnight: Kalahari Anib Lodge Gondwana Collection Namibia View iBrochure

Kalahari Anib Lodge is located 30 km northeast of Mariental on the C 20 (Kalahari).

Savour the Kalahari Desert at this easily accessible lodge. 30 standard rooms flank a shady courtyard, with another 22 comfort overlooking Kalahari savannah. Stretch legs on the walks and join the afternoon drive to experience the red Kalahari sands aglow with an inner fire.

 

Activities

Game Ranch Star Viewing

Afternoon Game Drive

 

Day 3
Day 4-5: Canyon Village Gondwana Collection Namibia, Fish River Canyon or similar

 

Fish River Canyon

Carving out an epic rocky wonderland in the south of Namibia, the Fish River has created Africa’s largest and the world’s second largest canyon. Hot, dry and stony, the Fish River Canyon measures a whopping 160 kilometres in length, at times 27 kilometres in width and 550 metres in depth. The awe-inspiring natural beauty of this ancient geological marvel draws visitors from around the globe. For those looking for adventure, the intense 85 kilometre Fish River Hiking Trail through1.5 billion years of geological history will definitely thrill avid adventure enthusiasts, and for visitors looking to relax, head over to the canyon's southern end to enjoy a soak in the mineral waters of the renowned hot springs of Ai-Ais, or take in the spectacularly scenic views from Hobas Restcamp as well as numerous other viewpoints along its rim. Other popular activities include: scenic chartered flights, horse riding, nature drives and seasonal kayaking.

Overnight: Canyon Village Gondwana Collection Namibia View iBrochure

Canyon Village is located 20 km east of the Fish River Canyon on the C 37.

Suitable for a striking film set, Canyon Village lies at the foot of a sweeping rock face. Exhibiting authentic canyon character, the sprawling lodge explores the story of the south in murals, traditional Nama dress and even a donkey cart to convey baggage to rooms.

 

Activities

Hiking trail

Afternoon Game Drive

 

Optional

Canyon drive

Sundowner drive

Game drive

 

Day 4
Day 6-7: Namib Desert Lodge Gondwana Collection Namibia, Sossusvlei or similar

Sossusvlei

Located in the scenic Namib-Naukluft National Park, Sossusvlei is where you will find the iconic red sand dunes of the Namib. The clear blue skies contrast with the giant red dunes to make this one of the most scenic natural wonders of Africa and a photographer's heaven. This awe-inspiring destination is possibly Namibia's premier attraction, with its unique dunes rising to almost 400 metres-some of the highest in the world. These iconic dunes come alive in morning and evening light and draw photography enthusiasts from around the globe. Sossusvlei is home to a variety desert wildlife including oryx, springbok, ostrich and a variety of reptiles. Visitors can climb 'Big Daddy', one of Sossusvlei’s tallest dunes; explore Deadvlei, a white, salt, claypan dotted with ancient trees; or for the more extravagant, scenic flights and hot air ballooning are on offer, followed by a once-in-a-lifetime champagne breakfast amidst these majestic dunes.

Overnight: Namib Desert Lodge Gondwana Collection Namibia View iBrochure

Namib Desert Lodge is located 60 km north of Sesriem on the C 19 (Sossusvlei Area).

Set below striking fossilised dunes, the comfortable lodge provides a spectacular experience of ancient desert. 65 rooms, two swimming pools and a waterhole are surrounded by sandy splendour. Breathe in the grandeur on a sunset drive and feel the earth underfoot. Relax in the arms of the Namib.

 

Activities

Sundowner at Elim Dune

Sossusvlei Excursion: Deadvlei, Sossusvlei, Big Daddy, Dune 45

Day 5
Day 8: Mile-4 Caravan Park, Swakopmund or similar

Swakopmund

Set along Namibia's spectacularly scenic coast, the seaside town of Swakopmund is known for its wide-open avenues, colonial architecture, and is surrounded by otherworldly desert terrain. 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 town, 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, adventure options, laidback atmosphere and cool sea breeze make it very popular Namibian destination. Visitors can look forward to a number of exciting activities including: quad biking, horse riding, paragliding, fishing, sightseeing and fascinating desert tours.

Overnight: Mile-4 Caravan Park

Mile 4 Caravan Park is situated in the northern outskirts of the popular holiday town of Swakopmund. For the dedicated campers, the park offers a choice between a spacious campsite with neat ablution blocks or a more comfortable cluster campsite. For more of a luxury stay, there are a variety of self catering accommodations offered. For large groups such as sport teams, school groups, church groups or company team building groups, there are backpacker rooms in the dorms. Close by is an obstacle course to challenge the physical abilities of the groups. The park’s spacious bar with a built-in braai offers the ideal venue for private functions such as office parties, year end functions and birthday parties. The bar deck also has a built-in braai and offers a breathtaking sunset view. The conference hall with a fully equipped kitchen offers a solution for larger events such as wedding receptions, large birthday parties or conferences.

 

Activities

Camel riding

Quad biking

 

Day 6
Day 10-11: Etosha Safari Campsite , Etosha South

Etosha South

Located just south of the boundary of Etosha National Park in northwestern Namibia, Etosha South makes up the southern region of this wild paradise. Ogava Private Game Reserve shares the southern boundary with Etosha National Park and offers an array of luxury lodges overlooking picturesque landscapes dotted with abundant wildlife. The national park can be accessed via the southern entrance at Andersson’s Gate. Visitors can catch a glimpse of a variety of wildlife including: lion, giraffe, elephant, white and black rhino, and a multitude of plains game. Popular activities include: game drives, tracking rhinos on foot, guided nature walks, or watch the sunset over this magnificent landscape.

Overnight: Etosha Safari Campsite Gondwana Collection Namibia View iBrochure

Set up under Mopane trees with loving care, this campsite offers guests many shady spots covered with lawn. Apart from showers, toilets and sink units there are several power points all over the site as well as mobile grills. Camping guests are welcome to use the swimming pool of neighbouring Etosha Safari Camp (a two minutes' walk). And those who want to treat themselves to dinner after an exciting day are most welcome at the camp's Okambashu restaurant. The Oshebeena bar next-door, decorated in typical township style, is just the place for a little get-together in the midst of African joie de vivre. Only 9 km away from Andersson gate, the camping site is the ideal basis for safari excursions into Etosha National Park.

 

Activities

Game Drive Morning

Full Day Game Drive

 

Day 7
Day 12: Clients departure to Windhoek

Includes

  • Vehicle Fuel
  •  Airport transfers
  •  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

Exclude

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

Introduction

Accommodation Destination Basis Duration
Goba Lodge & Rest Camp Gobabis DBB 2 Nights
Kalahari Anib Lodge Gondwana Collection Namibia Mariental DBB 1 Night
Canyon Village Gondwana Collection Namibia Fish River Canyon DBB 2 Nights
Namib Desert Lodge Gondwana Collection Namibia Sossusvlei DBB 2 Nights
Mile-4 Caravan Park Swakopmund DBB 2 Nights
Etosha Safari Campsite Gondwana Collection Namibia Etosha South DBB 2 Nights

 

Key
DBB: Dinner, Bed, Breakfast

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Price From USD$1,988/person
Group Discount Available
Group Discount Guide
Child Age : 5-10 (50% less) Baby Age : 0-4 (Free)
Cost Per Adult Traveler: $ 1988USD
Cost Per Child Traveler: $ 1988USD
1,988
Total $ 3,976 USD