EXTRAORDINARY NAMIBIA
Cultural tour of Namibia

From the soaring red dunes of Sossusvlei to the ice-white beaches of Swakopmund, all the colours and textures, beauty and energy of Namibia will fill up your senses. Get a unique insight into the stunning diversity of life, both animal and human.

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Tour Information
Tour Duration : 10 days
Min. Tour Size : 02 persons
Max. Tour Size : 14 persons
Includes international air
Tour Price (from) : US$
Day 01: Arrive Windhoek/Namib Desert (Drive)
(D)
Day 02: Namib Desert/Sossusvlei (Drive)
(B, L, D)
Day 03: Namib Desert/Swakopmund (Drive)
(B)
Day 04: Swakopmund
(B, D)
Day 05: Swakopmund/Damaraland (Drive)
(B, L, D)
Day 06: Damaraland
(B, L, D)
Day 07: Damaraland/Etosha National Park (Drive)
(B, D)
Day 08: Etosha National Park
(B, D)
Day 09: Etosha National Park
(B, D)
Day 10: Etosha National Park/Windhoek (Drive)
(B)
B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Day 01: Windhoek/Namib Desert (Drive)

Depart Windhoek midday. Drive through cattle farm land, hilly landscapes with splendid views of fertile valleys. Enjoy an undisturbed view from one of the steepest passes in Namibia! Stop at the small settlement of Solitaire, before reaching our beautifully private nature reserve which hosts a variety of desert adapted game like Springbok, ostrich, earth wolf, bat-eared fox and many more.
Overnight: NamNau Habitat Namib Desert (2 nights) (D)

Day 02: Namib Desert/Sossusvlei (Drive)

Destination - Sossusvlei a fascinating world of ecology and unearthly geography. The first stop is at Dune 45. Climb one of the dunes – there are plenty – and be overwhelmed by the sight of the dynamic and living desert! Breakfast served under one of the shady camel thorn trees. Walk over patches of dunes until we reach the ‘Dead Vlei’. Visit the rugged Sesriem Canyon. Afternoon join a guided nature drive to the ‘marble mountain’ or relax and enjoy a spectacular sunset. (B, L, D)

Day 03: Namib Desert/Swakopmund (Drive)

Drive via the Gaub & Kuiseb Passes passing Namibia’s largest Nature Reserve, the Namib Naukluft Park, and an internationally renowned desert research station at Gobabeb (not accessible to the public). Continue to Walvis Bay, Namibia’s largest commercial port, before arriving Swakopmund.
Overnight: Brigadoon Guesthouse (2 nights) (B)

Day 04: Swakopmund

Day free. Explore the quaint town of Swakopmund. Many optional activities are available including quad biking, sand boarding, scenic flights over the Skeleton coast, cruising Walvis Bay or optional tours to the many museums, aquarium, or the crystal gallery. (B, D)

Day 05: Swakopmund/Damaraland (Drive)

Drive on the salt road past salt pans and see an array of bird life. Damaraland is one of the most scenic areas in Namibia. Visit Twyfelfontein, a site of ancient rock engravings and the Organ Pipes, a distinctive series of dolerite pillars that have been exposed by erosion.
Overnight: Twyfelfontein Lodge (2 nights) (B, L, D)

Day 06: Damaraland

Morning enjoy Twefelfontein. Afternoon, join a sun downer drive in the Aba Huab River and encounter the desert dwelling elephants (seasonal). These elephants are not a distinct species but are African bush elephants that have made their homes in the Namib and Sahara deserts. They were once more widespread in Africa, but are currently found only in Namibia and Mali. (B, L, D)

Day 07: Damaraland/Etosha National Park (Drive)

Visit a Damara village and learn about the culture and the tradition of this half-nomadic people. Continue via the small town of Outjo before reaching Etosha National Park early afternoon. We undertake our first game drive.
Overnight: Etosha Safari Camp (3 nights) (B, D)

Day 08: Etosha National Park

Full day in the Etosha exploring waterholes along this enormous saltpan. There are close to 114 species of mammals including the black faced impala and the threatened black and white rhinos. The Etosha Pan (a flat calcrete depression), contains water only after very good rains & sometimes only for a few days, but is enough to stimulate the growth of blue green algae which lures thousands of flamingos. (B, D)

Day 09: Etosha National Park

Enjoy another full day exploring this world famous National Park. Our guide will introduce us to the complex subject of managing such an enormous reserve, that’s considered to be one of the world’s great wildlife sanctuaries. (B, D)

Day 10: Etosha National Park/Depart Windhoek

Our Namibian experience comes to an end as we drive back to Windhoek via Okahandja where we visit a local handicraft market. Arrival Windhoek late afternoon. (B)

B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Departure Dates
English Speaking Departures (Please contact us for information on French, German, Italian and Spanish speaking departures).

2017

Jan 11; Feb 08; Mar 08; Apr 05; May 10; Jun 07; Jul 05; Aug 02 & 30; Oct 04

Tour Price

We accept payment in US $ (US Dollars), CA $ (Canadian Dollars) or equivalent EURO (for clients outside North America). Bestway Tours & Safaris offers conversion rate protection. Once full payment has been received, and no modification has been made to the tour itinerary, we will honour that rate. For complete payment procedures, please click here

Departure(s) Per Person on Twin Sharing Single Room Supplement
2017 US$ 2355 US$ 375


Notes

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Inclusions


Tour Price Includes
  • Accommodation as mentioned or similar, including hotel taxes
  • 20 Meals as mentioned (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
  • All sightseeing and transfers by private transportation
  • Services of local English speaking guides cum drivers
  • Entrance fees to museums, parks and sites included in the itinerary
Not Included
  • Any airfares
  • Insurance/visas
  • Tips/gratuities
  • Pre and post tour accommodation at Windhoek (US$ 180 per room per night)

Estimated International Airfare (International airfare is NOT included in this tour)

CANADA(West Coast)
US$ 1800

USA(West Coast)
US$ 1600

CANADA(East Coast)
US$ 1700

USA(East Coast)
US$ 1500

Participants

This tour operates on a minimum of 02 and a maximum of 14 participants

Customised Itinerary

If you would like to have a tour on dates other than the above ones or with a customised itinerary, please contact us and we will be happy to work out an exclusive program for you.

Contact Info
You may e-mail us at bestway@bestway.com or call 1-604-264-7378. Residents of U.S.A./Canada may call us toll free at 1-800-663-0844.