Taste of Namibia safari tour – 7 Days Accommodated (CH T7)

If you only have 1 week to explore the Namibian highlights  then this a fully accommodated  safari “package” made just for you! Combine the wonderful conservation work done at N/a^ankuse Lodge with an overnight stay and the full Carnivore Feeding Tour. Then 2 nights in and near the world renowned Etosha National Park with extensive game drives, an overnight stay in the coastal resort of Swakopmund, which is nestled between the Namib Desert and the cold  Atlantic Ocean. The last 2 nights are the cherry on the cake with a full day inside the Namib Naukluft National Park exploring the eery starkness of Dead Vlei and climbing the majestic sand dunes of Sossusvlei.

 

 

 

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The otherworldly Deadvlei in the heart of the Namib Desert     TripAdvisor

 

 

Namibia safari tour

Departs Every Monday     R 18200 person sharing     R 3000  single supplement

 

Day 1: N/A’AN KU SE LODGE

 

To start your epic safari in Namibia, you are collected from the airport on arrival and transferred to N/a’ankuse Lodge where you will stay overnight in a beautiful thatch

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Comfortable en suite rooms

bungalow with en-suite facilities. This afternoon you will have the incredible opportunity to join the afternoon feeding tour of the large predators that are unable to be re-located back into the wild. Learn more about these fascinating animals! Photographic opportunities are excellent and you can then enjoy sundowner drinks before returning to the lodge for dinner. Your stay here supports the project and helps with the costs of keeping these majestic animals alive. Overnight twin share bungalows with en-suite facilities. (D)

 

 

 

DAY 2: HALALI, INSIDE ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK

 

We depart from Chameleon Backpackers Lodge, Windhoek at 08h00. We stop briefly at Otjiwarongo and enjoy a light lunch pack before the exciting safari in Etosha National Park begins at the Anderson Gate.We game drive across the park visiting waterholes looking for predators as well as zebra, giraffe, elephant and rhino. We arrive at our accommodation just before sunset located inside Etosha

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Young male Lion in Etosha National park

National Park and has a floodlit waterhole next to the camp. Twin share double rooms with en-suite bathroom facilities. Dinner is prepared by your guide and an early night is recommended. (B,Snack pack,D)

DAY 3: ETOSHA VILLAGE, OUTSIDE ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK

 

We rise early for a pre-sunrise snack with tea/coffee and then game drive until mid morning.We will return to camp for breakfast before heading out for another game drive visiting many waterholes and drive back to Halali for a picnic lunch. After lunch we visit the mighty Etosha Pan (the largest salt pan in Namibia) before game driving across the Namibian park in our quest to find the big 4 as well as all the plains game. We arrive at Okaukuejo late afternoon and leave the park prior to sunset, visiting one last waterhole and to worship another striking African sunset. Accommodation is twin share permanent tents with en-suite bathroom facilities located just outside the park. Dinner is prepared by your guide over the campfire where you can compare photos and stories of the animals seen today and another early night is recommended. (B,L,D)

 

DAY 4: HOTEL A LA MER, SWAKOPMUND

 

Early morning breakfast before departing from our lodge at 07h30 for our drive via the communal lands of Damaraland where we see the communal farmers in this arid region. We stop at the Ugab River bridge to visit with the beautiful Herero ladies who sell their smal

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Swakopmund a beautiful seaside town – at sunset

l arts and craft items to support their families. We lunch in the shadow of the Brandberg Mountain and have a short visit with a Himba tribe who have moved into this area to sell their jewellery and other items (dependent on Himba tribespeople). After lunch we head directly through the Namib Desert and stop at the latest shipwreck on the Skeleton Coast before arriving late afternoon in Swakopmund. We recommend exploring this amazing seaside town on foot this afternoon and perhaps visiting the jetty for sundowners overlooking the cold Atlantic Ocean. Your guide will be happy to recommend a good restaurant for your evening meal (own expense). (B,L)

DAY 5: DESERT CAMP, NEAR SESRIEM

 

This morning after breakfast we highly recommend a visit to the Museum or Aquarium (optional and unguided) and for the adrenalin junkies a 2 hour sand boarding experience in the dunes should get your pulse racing. Departure from Swakopmund at 12h00 (11h00 in

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“Permanent tent” at
Desert Camp

winter time). Driving through the Namib Desert via the Kuiseb Pass and Solitaire we arrive at our camp late afternoon and have a chance to relax and enjoy the views before taking a short walk for sunset looking over the incredible Naukluft mountain range. Overnight in twin rooms/permanent tents with en-suite bathroom facilities. Pool and bar available. Diner prepared by your guide. (B,L,D)

 

DAY 6: DESERT CAMP, NEAR SESRIEM

 

Our tour of Sossusvlei starts with a pre-dawn departure from camp to arrive at the park gate for sunrise. We drive down an ancient river bed surrounded by towering dunes to

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Huge dunes in the Namib Desert – Namibia

the 4×4 parking (around 55kms) and take a 4×4 shuttle into the Sossusvlei area to appreciate the beauty of this place in early morning light and enjoy the peace and tranquility of the region. We explore this unique area on foot before heading into Dead Vlei with its large expanse of bleached cracked clay and skeletal camel thorn trees, contrasting with a backdrop of huge dunes with their ever-changing colours. We can either walk or take the 4×4 shuttle back to our vehicle. As we drive back to our accommodation we will stop at the famous Dune 45 and climb this dune if we wish or just wander around the base. We return to Sesriem and visit the nearby Sesriem Canyon, one of the few permanent water sources before arriving back at our lodge late afternoon to watch the sunset over this spectacular desert. Overnight in twin share rooms/ permanent tents with en-suite bathrooms. Dinner prepared by your guide. (B,L,D)

 

DAY 7: WINDHOEK

 

Early morning breakfast before heading to Solitaire Guest Farm where we join a biologist to track wild cheetahs at the Namib Conservation Centre. We return to Windhoek via the Naukluft Mountains and Rehoboth. On arrival in Windhoek, mid afternoon, you will be dropped at your accommodation of choice or transferred directly to the International Airport for your onward flight, or to the bus terminal for your overnight bus. (B)

 

For those flying today we do NOT recommend booking any flight departing prior to 17h00 in case there are unexpected delays returning from safari.

Departs Every Monday 

R18200 person sharing

R 3000 single supplement

This tour is run by our Namibian based travel partners.