Namibia

A Camping Adventure

Level

Moderate

Duration

7 days

Time to travel

From April to December

Route

Windhoek; Etosha; Swakopmund ;Namib Naukluft Park; Sossusvlei; Windhoek

Our trip offers a variety of activities to give you the opportunity to experience both the natural beauty and the diverse wildlife. After arrival in Windhoek you will be driven towards Etosha National park and experience a spectacular game drive  exploring  its popular floodlit waterholes and viewing  nocturnal animals; next your journey will take you  Swakopmund where you will have a free day for optional activities.

The name “Namib” is of Nama origin and mean “vast place” and occupies an area of around 80,900 km², it is considered to be the oldest desert in the world Covering 4,976,800ha, the Namib Naukluft Park is the largest game reserve in Africa and the fouth largest in the world.A visit to the spectacular dunes of Sossusvlei and Sesriem Canyon, where the Tsaucab River has exposed millions of years of geological history, is a must for any visitor to Namibia.

Facts

  • Namibia is a country in southern Africa whose western border is the Atlantic Ocean. It shares land borders with Angola and Zambia to the north, Botswana to the east and South Africa to the south and east.
  • Etosha National Park is unique in Africa. The park’s main characteristic is a salt pan so large it can be seen from space. Yet there is abundant wildlife that congregates around the waterholes, giving you almost guaranteed game sightings. At the same time Etosha National Park is one of the most accessible game reserves in Namibia and Southern Africa.
  • Swakopmund is a beach resort and an example of German colonial architecture. It was founded in 1892 as the main harbour for German South-West Africa, and a sizable part of its population is still German-speaking today.

 

Activities:  camping, games drive, nature/bird watching, trekking

Our operation:

  • All Rahhalah’s ground handlers and guides are locally employed ensuring more authentic experience for travelers, as well as sensitivity to local customs and cultures.

Sustainability:

  • We run a low impact operation and we leave no traces behind, contributing to the efforts of protection of the local land, its people and culture.
  • All our local guides and staff are properly employed and adequately equipped. In addition we emphasize on making extensive use of local products and enhance maximum economic benefits to the local communities.
  • As you all know 1% of our revenue go back to a local cause and Rahhalah directly takes care of that. This is our pay back promise.

DETAILED ITINERARY

Day 01: Arrival Windhoek/ Etosha National Park (L, D)

Upon arrival at Windhoek your guide will pick you from the airport and we will head north towards to Etosha National Park, “the great white place of dry water”, which offers a variety of wildlife. Our 2 nights in Etosha will be either at Okaukuejo or Halali (subject to animal movements), where a floodlit waterhole allows for 24-hour game viewing. Elephant and black rhinoceros are seen daily during the dry winter months and numerous other game species are also found here.

Etosha National Park is one of the world’s greatest conservation areas. It is a sanctuary to large herds of animals typical to the African plains. Covering 22,270km sq, Etosha streches for about 300 km from west to east and 110km from north to south at its widest point. An impressive collection of game include lion, leopard, elephant, white and black rhino, cheetah, giraffe and numerous species of antelope as well as over 340 species of birds.

CAMPING: Okaukuejo or Halali

Meals :Lunch and dinner

Note: Arrival flight needs to be no later than 11 am. If needed to arrive one day earlier one night extra in Windhoek can be arranged at extra cost.

Day 02: ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK GAME DRIVE ( B, L)

We undertake an early morning and later afternoon game drives through the park as we gaze in awe at the vast expanse of the Etosha Pan, itself shimmering in the midday heat. Ostrich appear like moving black dots as they wander around miles out on the salt pan. The afternoon we have time to relax or view animals drinking water at the campsite’s waterhole.

CAMPING: Okaukuejo or Halali

Day 03: ETOSHA NATIONAL TO SWAKOPMUND (B)

Departing the Park with a game drive towards the exit gates, heading towards the coastal town of Swakopmund, where we will be spending 2 nights.

ACCOMMODATION:  Dunedin Guest House or Similar

Meals: Breakfast

Day 4: SWAKOPMUND (B)

Optional Activity day. This day is a free day, opportunity to partake in optional adventure activities like Quad Biking, Sand Boarding, Sky diving and Dolphin Cruise. If you do not feel adventurous you can do shopping or visit the Crystal Gallery, Museums or the Aquarium by foot.

Note: Optional activities are at extra cost

ACCOMMODATION:  Dunedin Guest House or Similar

Meals: Breakfast

Day 5: SWAKOPMUND TO NAMIB NAUKLUFT PARK ( B, L, D)

Leaving the coastal town of Swakopmund we include a visit to the Walvis Bay lagoon, famous for its large numbers of flamingos before we head toward the Namib Desert. Some scientists regard the Namib Desert as the oldest in the world. We will travel via the Kuiseb Canyon, home to two Germans and their dog for two years during World War 2. It’s a 5 hour scenic drive to our next accommodation on the outskirts of the Namib Naukluft Park.

CAMPING: Weltevrede Guest farm campsite or alternative campsite.

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 6: DUNE 45 AND SOSSUSVLEI (B, L, D)

Pre dawn we depart to the entrance gates to Sossusvlei. We have some nice opportunities to stop on the way next to the road for beautiful photographic moments capturing the sunrise on the Dunes. A climb up the sand dunes will give a superb view up and down of the Tsaucab River Canyon which forms the valley between the famous sand dunes. Your guide will set up breakfast and prepare coffee at the bottom of the dune. After breakfast we take a short drive to the parking lot where you will undertake a 2 hour walk through to the beautiful Hiddenvlei in the Sossusvlei Area. We stop for lunch at Sesriem camp, after which we will go and explore the Sesriem Canyon by foot.

CAMPING: Weltevrede Guest farm campsite or alternative campsite.

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 7: NAMIB NAUKLUFT PARK TO WINDHOEK (B)

After a relaxing start we head back to the capital of Windhoek, expecting to arrive in the afternoon.

Transfer to the airport for departure flight.

Note: departure flight needs to be not earlier than 14:00 pm. If needed to depart one day later one night extra in Windhoek can be arranged at extra cost.

MEALS: Breakfast

1536 USD

per person in a group of min 4 pax.  Double Occupancy.

Trip Dates

16th June 2018

Optional: 1 night arrival before the trip and one night after the trip- 110 USD per person based on Double occupancy

This cost is based on Double Occupancy. Single Supplement cost applies.

All services stipulated above are subject to availability at the time of booking / reservation. All prices are subject to change.

All accommodation subject to change to similar one depending on availability.

This includes:

Airport transfers

Transportation as per the itinerary

4 nights’ camping and 2 nights’ Accommodation as described or similar on Double occupancy

National Park entrance fees

Experienced safari guide

Meals plan as described B, L, D (6 breakfasts, 4 Lunches and 3 Dinners)

This excludes:

Airfare

Visa and visa fees

Medical and travel insurance

Meals not described

Alcohol, Soft Drinks and Bottled Water

Personal expenses: phone, fax, bar, alcohol, etc

Personal gear ( sleeping bag,etc)

Optional activities

Single supplement

Important: The itinerary and schedule are subject to change due to weather, road condition and operating conditions. In any case the guide has the RIGHT to change the program for the safety and convenience of the travelers.

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