NAMIBIA – SENSES FOR THE SOUL
Namibia is home to the oldest desert in the world, bearing insurmountable character. The country stretches to over 270 000 km2 and possesses various unique landscapes, with distinct features and scenery. The country gained independence in 1990, after previous governance by Germany and South Africa.
This is an ideal destination for travelers in search of peace and tranquility. And you can expect to have an even better time if you love to unwind in the great outdoors. Renowned for its wealth of wildlife, the country is home to one of the best game reserves in the world, Etosha National Park. Namibia may be the 31st largest country in the world, but it has one of the lowest populations in the world, offering vast space between towns and cities, so you are able to enjoy uncrowded, noise-free sightseeing.
The country is known for its contrasting landscapes, from the barren Namibia Desert with colossal sand dunes, to the desolate plains, and incredible mountain range at the foot of the plateau. You will also find grasslands, thorn bushes in the savannah, and the Fish River Canyon in the south of Namibia. To the north is the Okavango Delta, certainly a unique and enchanting natural landscape to behold.
Game viewing in Etosha National Park
Bask in the fresh scent of the sea in Swakopmund
Conquer the giant red dunes of the Namib Naukluft
Treat your palate to traditional Namibian cuisine
Listen to the roar of the ocean along the Skeleton Coast
TOTAL NET COST PER PERSON 11.01.-14.06.2015 FROM ZAR 85.850,00
SINGLE SUPPLEMENT FROM ZAR 21.465,00
TOTAL NET COST PER PERSON 15.06.-31.10.2015 FROM ZAR 111.800,00
SINGLE SUPPLEMENT FROM ZAR 21.865,00
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ITINERARY – FLY IN SAFARI
Day 1: Arrive in Windhoek – Olive Grove Guesthouse
Upon arrival at Windhoek Hosea Kutako International Airport, you will be met by our company representative. You will then be transferred to experience a short city tour of Windhoek, followed by, drop off at your Guesthouse for check-in.
The Olive Grove Guesthouse offers simple yet elegant accommodation. Recently refurbished, each room offers unique colour schemes, with elegant décor. Watch as the chef prepares your meals in the newly renovated open-plan kitchen where home-styled cooking is rounded off with great presentation.
Spend the afternoon and evening at leisure.
1 x Night at Olive Grove Guesthouse (Luxury Room, Bed & Breakfast)
Day 2 & 3: Little Kulala
After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport from the guesthouse. Here, you will be assisted with your scheduled light aircraft transfer to Little Kulala.
Acclaimed desert retreat, also home to a lush camel thorn trees, Little Kulala is situated within Kulala Wilderness Reserve.
Eleven climate-controlled, thatched villas seamlessly camouflage the desert landscape, and offer exquisite features such as a private plunge pool for each villa. The use of neutral colours, textures and natural light, reproduce the soothing pastel tones of the desert. Each villa has a rooftop ‘sky bed’ for stargazing, as well as both indoor and outdoor showers, and an elegant entertainment area that can be utilized for al fresco dining.
There are a range of activities to get involved in within Namibia. Visit Sossusvlei via our private gate, and go on a nature drive or nature walk to explore the awe-inspiring desert wildlife and plants. Opt for a hot-air balloon safari at extra cost, or go quad biking at one of the nearby camps.
2 x Nights at Little Kulala (Tented Rooms, Fully Inclusive)
Day 4 & 5: Swakopmund – Villa Margherita
Transfer from Little Kulala to Swakopmund via light aircraft. After which you will be transferred to Villa Margherita.
The guesthouse offers privacy and personalised service right in the heart of Swakopmund. The historic colonial building possesses contemporary charm and is a fabulous retreat. The streets are lined with palm trees, seaside promenades, old historical buildings and monuments that resemble a small German village. The people of Swakopmund are a quirky mix of German-Namibian residents and overseas German tourists, who feel right at home with the town’s pervasive Gemütlichkeit, a distinctively German appreciation of comfort and hospitality. It’s Namibia’s most popular holiday destination, and there are a myriad of attractions and activities for enjoying the great climate.
Variety activities are on offer and can be booked at additional cost.
2 x Nights at Villa Margherita (Standard Room, Bed & Breakfast)
Day 6 & 7: Damaraland Camp
Morning transfer from Villa Margherita to Doro Nawas airstrip for your scheduled light aircraft transfer flight to Damaraland Camp.
Damaraland Camp is situated in the Huab River Valley of Namibian wilderness. Arrive to endless vistas across stark plains, ancient valleys and a stunning ochre-purple mountain backdrop. The camp has ten large, elevated, thatched units, each with a walk-in dressing area and a large deck on which to sit and contemplate the desert. The living area comprises a dining area and swimming pool. New technology combined with ancient knowledge has produced an eco-friendly yet high-performance design for this unique camp. Enjoy an open campfire and outdoor ‘boma’ or simple stargazing under crystal-clear night skies.
Activities include game drives and walks where you may be so lucky to spot wildlife like the desert-adapted elephant, gemsbok, kudu, springbok, black rhino, and a range of rare succulent plants. Further afield, ancient rock art and the famous Petrified Forest are just some of the geological wonders in the area.
2 x Nights at Damaraland Camp (Tented Rooms, Fully Inclusive)
Day 8, 9 & 10: Serra Cafema Camp
After breakfast, you’ll take to your scheduled light aircraft transfer to Doro Nawas Airstrip, followed by, a second flight to Serra Cafema airstrip.
Set amongst shady trees, on the banks of the Kunene River, Serra Cafema is one of the most remote camps in southern Africa; its Portuguese name originates from the mountains that dominate the northern skyline. Fall asleep to the sound of streaming water, while exploring the world’s driest deserts by day.
The camp’s eight unique thatched chalets are each equipped with en-suite bathrooms, and elevated decks. The dining room and pool overlook the Kunene River.
Activities here are diverse, including seasonal boating, walking, viewing breath-taking landscapes, and carefully guided quad-bike excursions that tread lightly on the dunes. In this secluded region, the Himba people continue their nomadic, traditional way of life and when in the area, offer guests an opportunity to learn about their lifestyle and traditions.
3 x Nights at Serra Cafema Camp (Tented Rooms, Fully Inclusive)
Day 11 & 12: Ongava Lodge
After breakfast transfer from Serra Cafema Camp to your scheduled light aircraft transfer via Doro Nawas Airstrip to Ongava Lodge airstrip.
The well-established Ongava Lodge is situated within Ongava Game Reserve, along the southern border of Etosha National Park. Located at the foothills of Ondundozonanandana Mountain Range, your vantage point overlooks a well-frequented waterhole and the plains beyond. Ongava Lodge offers luxury accommodation in 14 rock and thatched en-suite chalets. There are impressive views of the camp’s waterhole from the main lounge and dining areas, as well as an inviting pool to cool off from the heat of the day. Meals are either served in the main dining area under a thatched ceiling or on the dining deck, under the stars.
Activities include game drives to Etosha National Park, visiting hides, nature drives and walks on the reserve. Ongava has resident white and black rhinos, affording you exclusive sightings of this rare and majestic creature.
2 x Nights at Ongava Lodge (Chalet, Fully Inclusive)
Day 13: Windhoek – Departure
After breakfast you will be transferred from Ongava Lodge to your scheduled light aircraft transfer to Windhoek Hosea Kutako International Airport.
END OF AN AMAZING EXPERIENCE!