Namibia 2019
Namibia 2019
Namibia 2019
Namibia 2019
Namibia 2019
Namibia 2019

Namibia 2019

 

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Few countries in Africa offer such a variety of spectacular landscapes: giant sand dunes, vast gravel plains, eerie coastlines shrouded by fog, high mountains, bizarre rock formations, deep canyons, waterfalls, bush savannah and at the same time, desert-adapted wildlife. Namibia also hosts numerous national parks, among them world famous Etosha, the best place in Namibia to see a great diversity of the African mega fauna including elephants, rhinos, lions, leopards, cheetah, giraffes and herds of zebras all situated with the backdrop of the glaring white salt pan during the dry season.

We start our trip in Windhoek in an old German castle - transformed into a lovely luxury hotel. From there we will proceed by charter plane to one of the most beautiful desert landscapes Namibia has to offer - the Namib-Naukluft National Park. Here we will experience the magic and silence of the desert in a small luxury lodge overlooking the marvelous landscape of the eastern part of the Namib. Over the next two days we will discover some of the highest sand dunes in the world at Sossusvlei. Small white salt pans with dead acacia trees stand in stark contrast to the surrounding red sand dunes. The famous and eerie Dead Vlei has inspired many of the world's leading landscape photographers.

After the silence and solitude of the desert, we will enjoy a mixture of culture, ocean and dunes in and around the cozy little town of Swakopmund on the Skeleton Coast. Swakopmund was founded by German settlers at the end of the 19th century and has beautifully maintained most of the historical buildings. From here we will organize trips into the desert and along the coast to look for the smaller creatures occupying the sand dunes, as well as moon-like landscapes and one of the oldest plants on earth.

Our next adventure will be to follow the paths of Namibia's elusive desert elephants. During the dry season these hardy giants wander up and down the river beds in the northwest of the country in search of food and water. Desert-adapted elephants belong to the same species as the savannah elephants; however essential habitat adaptations have enabled them to cope with the harsh, dry conditions in which they live in.

Our last destinations will be all about wildlife in a private reserve just south of Etosha National Park. You will be able to photograph wildlife at illuminated waterholes from hides at night and go on safari in one of Namibia's top nature reserves.

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Duration
11 days
Group Size
10 people
Price

$11,950.00$13,300.00

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Per Person Sharing, Single Supplement

Letters correspond to points on the map in the map tab.

A

Day 1, May 15: Arrival in Windhoek, Namibia

Transfer from airport to your hotel;
Overnight at Heinitzburg; breakfast included; breakfast and dinner included; lunch on your own
B

Day 2, May 16: Namib Desert - Little Kulala Camp

After breakfast, we will take a chartered flight to the Namib-Naukluft National Park; afternoon drive in private vehicles to the giant dunes at Sossusvlei; dinner;
Overnight at Little Kulala Camp
C

Day 3, May 17: Namib Desert - Little Kulala Camp

Before sunrise we will depart for the Dead Vlei in inmidst of high red sand dunes; packed breakfast; lunch; afternoon drive to the world-famous sand dunes at Sossusvlei; dinner;
Overnight at Little Kulala Camp
D

Day 4, May 18: Swakopmund

We have the option to explore the sand dunes and salt pans around Sossusvlei again or take a balloon ride over the sand dunes; late morning a chartered plane will take us to Swakopmund, a cozy town at the Atlantic coast with many great restaurants; afternoon drive into the desert to photograph the eerie moon landscape east of Swakopmund; lunch and dinner on your own;
Overnight at Strand Hotel
D

Day 5, May 19: Hoanib River, Desert elephants

We are leaving very early on a private tour into the sand dunes south of Swakopmund to find small desert animals like geckos, sidewinder adders and chameleons; around midday we will take a scheduled flight to the Hoanib River near the Skeleton Coast; lunch; afternoon game drive in private vehicles in the Hoanib River bed in search of desert elephants and other wildlife; dinner
Overnight at Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp
E

Day 6 - 7, May 20 - 21: Hoanib River, Desert elephants

We will spend two full days in the Hoanib River valley to find and photograph desert elephants, antelopes, ostriches and other wildlife; private morning und afternoon game drives; all meals included;
Overnight at Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp
E

Day 8, May 22: Ongava Lodge

After the private morning game drive we will take a scheduled flight from to the Ongava Lodge south of Etosha National Park;lunch;afternoon game drive in private vehicles;
Overnight at Ongava Lodge
F

Day 09, May 23: Ongava Lodge

We will have a full day with morning and afternoon safaris in private vehicles in this amazing reserve; all meals included;
Overnight at Ongava Lodge
G

Day 10, May 24: Windhoek

After morning activities we will be transferred by vehicle to Windhoek;
Overnight at Heinitzburg; breakfast and dinner included
G

Day 11, May 25: Windhoek

After breakfast there is a chance of visiting the city and souvenir shopping; transfer to the airport for your international flights home;
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We look forward to seeing you on your next Wild Focus Expedition!

Included

  • Accommodations for 10 nights on double-share/single room basis with private facilities.
  • All land and air transfers in Namibia
  • All game drives
  • National park and other entry fees
  • All tips and gratuities for lodge staff, drivers/guides
  • All meals except lunch and dinner in Swakopmund
  • Local English-speaking drivers/guides as well as two Wild Focus Expedition trip leader

Luggage

  • Subject to weight and luggage restrictions on scheduled local flights. Maximum luggage weight including hand luggage is 20 kg. In case you have extra luggage you have to book another seat on the scheduled flights - please inquire

Not Included

  • International airfare to Windhoek
  • Travel / medical insurance (highly recommended)
  • Lunch and dinner in Swakopmund
  • Items of a personal nature including laundry, bar, personal shopping and internet
  • Extra seats for excessive luggage on scheduled local flights
  • Any additional expenses incurred as a result of client changing itinerary

Expedition Leaders

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Jami Tarris & Theo Allofs

“We often get asked: What is your most favorite place in the world? Namibia is on the top of the list. Not only because it is one of the few countries in the world besides Germany where you can get a real Bratwurst with Sauerkraut! We are also fascinated by the stark beauty of the Namib Desert, the abundance of wildlife even outside the national parks, and the still largely intact traditional culture of the Himba tribe. Namibia is our home in Africa. We keep a fully outfitted Land Cruiser parked in Windhoek, always ready to hit the road when we return to Namibia once or twice a year.”

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