NAMIBIA DESERT GETAWAY SAFARI
Cultural tour of Namibia

Enjoy the diverse and ever-changing allure of the Namibian landscape during this overland lodge safari. A uniquely 11 days solo country itinerary this takes you across the most well known of this prime Southern African safari destination. It takes us through the shifting sand dunes and deserts of Namib-Naukluft National Park to the German coastal town of Swakopmund. Travel along the coast to visit the Cape Fur Seal breeding grounds at Cape Cross before heading inland, stopping at the majestic Petrified Forest. We end our exciting experience of Namibia with three days spotting Africa’s famous Big Five at the world famous Etosha National Park before visiting the Waterberg Plateau on our return journey to Windhoek.

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Tour Information
Tour Duration : 11 days
Min. Tour Size : 04 persons
Max. Tour Size : 12 persons
Includes international air
Tour Price (from) : US$
Day 01: Arrive Windhoek
Day 02: Windhoek/Sossusvlei (Drive)
(B, L)
Day 03: Sossusvlei
(B, L)
Day 04: Sossusvlei/Swakopmund (Drive)
(B, L)
Day 05: Swakopmund
(B)
Day 06: Swakopmund/Cape Cross/Twyfelfontein (Drive)
(B, L, D)
Day 07: Twyfelfontein/Petrified Forest/Etosha National Park (Drive)
(B, L)
Day 08: Etosha National Park
(B, L)
Day 09: Etosha National Park/Waterberg Plateau (Drive)
(B, L)
Day 10: Waterberg Plateau/Windhoek (Drive)
(B, L)
Day 11: Depart Windhoek
(B)
B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Day 01: Arrive Windhoek

Upon arrival at Hosea Kutako International Airport in Namibia’s capital, Windhoek, we are welcomed and transferred to our accommodation for the night. We are met by our guide at the lodge before we embark on a short orientation city tour of Windhoek. Evening is spent at leisure.
Overnight: Klein Windhoek Guesthouse, Windhoek (1 night)
(Rooms with en suite bathrooms, swimming pool, bar and restaurant)

Day 02: Windhoek/Sossusvlei (Drive)

Today we make our way to Namib-Naukluft National Park*, which is home to the Namib Desert. An inspiration for the name Namibia itself, the Namib is the oldest desert on earth. Its breathtaking, burnt orange shifting sand dunes are perhaps the most famous in the world.
Overnight: Agama River Camp, Sossusvlei (2 nights) (B, L)
(Rooms with en suite bathrooms, swimming pool, bar and restaurant)

Day 03: Sossusvlei

Today we wake up early to visit the world’s highest sand dunes at Sossusvlei and Deadvlei. These dunes, which can reach heights of over 300 meters, are absolutely spectacular and provide a fantastic photo opportunity. With luck, there may even be water in the vlei (lake). We also stop to view the Sesriem Canyon, which was carved millions of years ago by the Tsauchab River. (B, L)

Day 04: Sossusvlei/Swakopmund (Drive)

Another interesting day as we drive through Namib-Naukluft National Park on our way to Swakopmund. The Namib Desert is home to some of the most rare plant and animal species in the world, and a drive to discover the flora and fauna is a must on any African safari vacation. The animals of this harsh landscape include oryx, springbok and Hartmann’s Mountain Zebra. Later in the day, we arrive at the charming coastal town of Swakopmund, with time in the afternoon to participate in a few of the town’s many optional activities or soak up the beauty and beaches.
Overnight: Hotel A La Mer, Swakopmund (2 nights) (B, L)
(Standard rooms with en suite bathrooms)

Day 05: Swakopmund

An early morning departure as we set out on our visit to Walvis Bay Waterfront. We will meet a local kayak guide and continue on a scenic drive along the Walvis Bay Lagoon to Pelican Point. Stop along the way to take pictures of countless flamingos, pelicans, large flocks of cormorants and a great variety of other birds and wildlife.  Upon arriving at Pelican Point, we have a safety briefing with our local guide before enjoying a beautiful two hours on the ocean on the protected side of the peninsula (depending on general weather conditions). Afterwards we recharge during breakfast with fresh broetchens, tea and coffee before returning to Swakopmund. Spend the rest of the afternoon at leisure enjoying some of the town’s optional activities, including a Living Desert tour, an excursion to the surrounding townships, or a dolphin, seal and whale cruise. (B)

Day 06: Swakopmund/Cape Cross/Twyfelfontein (Drive)

We travel along the Atlantic coast to visit Cape Cross, the largest breeding site of the Cape Fur Seal. Leaving the coastline behind, we head inland across the desert plains for Twyfelfontein*. Here we view the ancient Bushmen paintings and engravings. Twyfelfontein was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2007 and was the first Namibian location to receive this honour.
Overnight: Twyfelfontein Country Lodge, Twyfelfontein (1 night) (B, L, D)
(Rooms with en suite bathrooms, swimming pool, bar and restaurant)

Day 07: Twyfelfontein/Petrified Forest/Etosha National Park (Drive)

A unique experience today as we stop at the Petrified Forest, a collection of fossilized trees estimated to be around 250 million years old. After we continue on to Namibia’s best known highlights of the north, Etosha National Park. Declared as a national park in 1907, Etosha is home to approximately 114 mammal species, 340 bird species, 110 reptile species, 16 amphibian species and surprisingly, one species of fish. Today enjoy a game drive showcasing Etosha’s vast variety of wildlife.
Overnight: Toshari Lodge, Etosha National Park (2 nights) (B, L)
(Rooms with en suite bathrooms, swimming pool, bar and restaurant)

Day 08: Etosha National Park

We enjoy our time in Etosha National Park with exciting game drives spotting leopard, cheetah, giraffe, zebra, rhino and many different types of antelope. Elephant and lion are also particularly common. (B, L)

Day 09: Etosha National Park/Waterberg Plateau (Drive)

We bid farewell to the wild animals of Etosha and travel via the Cheetah Conservation Foundation at Otjiwarongo to the Waterberg Plateau National Park. This conservation foundation is an internationally recognized centre for research and education on cheetahs and their ecosystems. It boasts an extensive visitor’s centre, which encourages visitors to learn more about these beautiful cats and the efforts being made to save them. The Waterberg is a sandstone plateau, which rises over 200 meters above the surrounding plains. It is Namibia’s only mountain game park, and now supplies other Namibian parks with rare species. In 1989, black rhinos were reintroduced to the area from Damaraland, sparking a successful breeding programme of national and international significance for the species. The plateau offers various trails to walk along searching for the elusive Damara dik-dik, Namibia’s smallest antelope, as well as a good variety of birds.
Overnight: Waterberg Camp, Waterberg Plateau (1 night) (B, L)
(Rooms with en suite bathrooms, swimming pool, shop, bar and restaurant)

Day 10: Waterberg Plateau/Windhoek (Drive)

We leave the Waterberg Plateau behind us and journey back to Windhoek through the beautiful countryside, making short stops en route. Once we arrive, the rest of the afternoon can be spent at leisure, and dinner can be enjoyed in one of the many fabulous restaurants in the city.
Overnight: Klein Windhoek Guesthouse, Windhoek (1 night) (B, L)
(Rooms with en suite bathrooms, swimming pool, bar and restaurant)

Day 11: Depart Windhoek

After breakfast, our exciting Namibia Desert Getaway Safari comes to an end. We are transferred to Windhoek Airport in time for our departure flight. A great opportunity here to visit other exciting destinations in the area, including Botswana and South Africa. (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).

2018

Jan 18*; Feb 26; Apr 18; May 12; Jun 07; Jul 01**; Aug 25; Sep 10; Oct 13**; Nov 18; Dec 19

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Tour Price

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Departure(s) Per Person on Twin Sharing Single Room Supplement
2018 US$ 2459 US$ 349


Notes

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Inclusions


Tour Price Includes
  • Accommodation as mentioned or similar, including hotel taxes
  • 19 Meals as mentioned (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
  • All game drives and transfers by 4 x 4 loose top jeeps
  • Services of local English speaking guides cum drivers
  • Entrance fees to museums, sites & game parks included in the itinerary
Not Included
  • Any airfares
  • Insurance/visas
  • Tips/gratuities

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 04 and a maximum of 12 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.