Highlights of Namibia

Travel by road and discover this magnificent and memorable destination during a ‘True African Safari’. The highlights include climbing some of the world’s highest freestanding sand dunes, sea-kayaking with seals and dolphins on the Skeleton Coast, tracking desert adapted elephants, staying in Africa’s 4th largest National Park, visiting the UNESCO World Heritage site at Twyfelfontein and remote Himba settlements, game viewing in Etosha National Park, and experiencing the world renowned AfriCat Foundation.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Arrive Windhoek

On arrival at Windhoek Airport you will be met and transferred to your hotel.

Hotel: Galton House

Day 2: Namib Naukluft National Park

This morning depart Windhoek and travel southwest through the scenic Khomas Highlands into the Namib Desert with a picnic lunch enroute. Visit the Sesriem Canyon and Sossusvlei from your lodge which is situated within the Namib Naukluft Park, providing sweeping vistas of the dunes. Enjoy the benefit of being able to reach Sossusvlei before sunrise, or to stay until after sunset.

Hotel: Sossus Dune Lodge, 2 nights
Day 3: Sossusvlei

An early morning start to capture this awesome landscape and explore the dune fields, enjoy a picnic brunch. Your afternoon is at leisure after an exhilarating morning in the dunes.

Day 4: Swakopmund

Please note: Option to include a sunrise balloon flight or scenic light aircraft flight over the Namib Naukluft National Park before you depart for Swakopmund (at own expense). Please note that if making use of this offer, it will need to be booked exclusively with Ultimate Safaris in order to fit in with other timings for this day.

The fascinating drive northwest today takes in the ever changing landscapes of the Gaub and Kuiseb canyons. You will meet the coast at Walvis Bay and arrive into the historic town of Swakopmund.

Please note: As an alternative to the drive from Sossus Dune Lodge to Swakopmund you may like to take a scenic light aircraft flight over Sossusvlei and along the Diamond Coast (at own expense), allowing you a bird’s eye view over the dune sea, abandoned mining camps, shipwrecks, Sandwich Harbour and salt pans before you land at Swakopmund Airport. Your guide will drive to meet up with you in Swakopmund later in the day. Please note that if making use of this offer, flights will need to be booked exclusively with Ultimate Safaris for absolute logistical reasons.

Hotel: Local Guesthouse, 2 nights
Day 5: Swakopmund

Today either enjoy a memorable kayaking adventure or motorised boat trip within the outer lagoon of Walvis Bay, an ideal way of seeing Cape fur seals, dolphins, pelicans and flamingos. Enjoy your afternoon at leisure.

Day 6: Damaraland

The journey continues north into the wonderful region of Damaraland. Pass the Brandberg, Namibia’s highest mountain, in one of the least populated and geologically diverse areas in Africa. The harsh, rocky environment is home to the desert adapted elephant. Spend two nights at Camp Kipwe, nestled amongst giant granite boulders. A refreshing swimming pool and sunset lookout with lovely views also complement the camp.

Hotel: Camp Kipwe, 2 nights
Day 7: Damaraland

Spend the day on an exciting 4X4 excursion in this remarkable region in search of wildlife, a visit to Twyfelfontein and other nearby attractions, and a guided walk.

Day 8: Etosha National Park

Today you set off on your journey to the Etosha National Park, travelling via the regional centre of Khorixas and the settlement at Kamanjab. Soon after the latter, your guide will take you to visit a Himba ‘Living Museum’ where you will be able to meet some of the local community who will be happy to demonstrate elements of their traditional lifestyle. The Himba are one of the last truly traditional peoples of Namibia and they are normally nomadic, but those that have settled here are now firmly established and unlikely to move on. They have little time for conventional practices but welcome visitors who want to learn about the customs and traditions of this very proud nation, and they are very willing to offer insight into their beliefs, way of life and everyday routine. Once you have seen all you want, and you have enjoyed your picnic lunch which may be served here or elsewhere along the way, you will head north east to tonight’s destination at the Etosha Mountain Lodge, which is situated on the south western border of Etosha National Park.

Hotel: Estosha Mountain Lodge, 3 nights
Day 9: Etosha National Park

Today enjoy a full day of game driving through the central part of the Park via selected waterholes. Leaving the Park at sunset you will spend this evening at a floodlit waterhole on the Onguma Game Reserve and the next two nights at Onguma Tree Top Camp. Onguma is a small and intimate camp, especially designed for those looking to truly experience the bush in all its raw splendour, and overlooking one of the most beautiful watering holes on the Reserve.

Day 10: Etosha National Park

Enjoy game drives in the National Park and in the private reserve.

Day 11: Windhoek

Your early departure will take you south from Onguma Tree Top via Tsumeb, Otavi and Otjiwarongo to reach Okonjima’s AfriCat Day Centre, a wonderful highlight with which to conclude your safari. Okonjima is home to the AfriCat Foundation, a wildlife sanctuary which focuses on the research and rehabilitation of Africa’s big cats, especially injured or captured leopard and cheetah. You will arrive in time for lunch before embarking on an exciting and informative game drive and tour of the centre. Here you will learn about the function and vision of the AfriCat Foundation and will also get to meet some of the Foundation’s special captive carnivore ambassadors.

After the excursion and freshening up, the journey continues further south to arrive back in Windhoek in the late afternoon, just as the sun is setting. On your arrival in Windhoek you will be transferred to your hotel.

Hotel: Galton House

Day 12: Windhoek

Today our tour comes to an end after breakfast. Take the day to explore the city or relax at the lodge until your departure flight.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
February: 17, 24$6,570.00$7,955.00
March: 02, 09, 16, 23, 30$6,570.00$7,955.00
April: 06, 13, 20, 27$6,570.00$7,955.00
May: 04, 11, 18 25$6,570.00$7,955.00
June: 01, 08, 15$7,440.00$8,890.00
June: 22, 29$7,440.00$8,900.00
July: 06, 13, 20, 27$7,440.00$8,915.00
August: 03, 10, 17, 24, 31$7,440.00$8,915.00
September: 07, 14, 21, 28$7,440.00$8,915.00
October: 05, 12, 19, 26$7,440.00$8,915.00
November: 02, 09, 16, 23, 30$7,440.00$8,915.00
2021 Dates & Prices
February: 15, 22$7,525.00$9,110.00
March: 01, 08, 15, 22, 29$7,525.00$9,110.00
Inclusions 
Meals:11 Breakfasts, 10 Lunches, 9 Dinners
Transport:Airport Transfers & 4x4 Safari Vehicle
Accommodation:11 nights Guesthouse, Lodge, Tented Camps
Guide:English Speaking Guide
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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Diverse Namibia

Diverse Namibia is an active, exciting adventure, exploring the iconic areas of this vast country with its dunes, desert, plains and superb wildlife. Experience the soaring red dunes of Sossusvlei, the desert and denizens of Damaraland, and the dense plains game and predators of Etosha National Park. The trip is interspersed with activities such as game drives, scenic walks and visiting the spectacular and ancient rock engravings at Twyfelfontein – altogether a true Namibian adventure with a range of activities impossible to beat.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Sossusvlei

The journey begins by travelling through the Khomas Hochland mountains into the iconic Sossusvlei region and onto Kulala Adventurer Camp.

Hotel: Kulala Adventurer Camp, 2 nights
Day 2: Sossusvlei

Early this morning enter the park through the private gate closer to the dunes allowing early access with improved photographic opportunities at sunrise. Enjoy a variety of activities that include day and night drives and guided walks.

Day 3 & 4: Swakopmund

Today drive via the Kuiseb Canyon to Walvis Bay, and then on to Swakopmund. Here you have time at leisure to participate in the many optional activities on offer. Explore the Atlantic coast and its incredible marine mammals, on a Dolphin and Seal catamaran cruise including a private seafood lunch.

Hotel: Hansa Hotel, 2 nights
Day 5 & 6: Damaraland

Continue north into Damaraland, west of the Brandberg Mountain. Boasting a breathtaking assortment of desert adapted species including one of the highest concentrations of desert elephant and black rhino. Activities range from day and night nature walks, viewing the rock engravings at Twyfelfontein to daytime nature drives, exploring the mountains, river beds and springs.

Hotel: Damaraland Adventurer Camp, 2 nights
Day 7: Etosha National Par

Today you travel to Ongava Game Reserve for two nights. Here on the boundary of the Etosha National Park, experience big game viewing and the iconic salt pan in the Park.

Hotel: Ongava Tented Camp, 3 nights

Day 8 & 9: Etosha National Par

Enjoy two full days with game drives into Etosha exploring the southern roads. Return to camp where after dark you observe the game at the floodlit waterhole and take a night game drive on the private reserve.

Day 10: End of Diverse Namibia Tour

After breakfast return to Windhoek and end of safari.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
January: 20$6,790.00$7,530.00
February: 01, 09$6,790.00$7,530.00
March: 06, 21, 28$6,790.00$7,530.00
April: 02, 12, 18$6,790.00$7,530.00
May: 08, 10, 23$6,790.00$7,530.00
June: 05, 14, 19$7,470.00$8,235.00
July: 01, 05, 19, 24$8,185.00$8,950.00
August: 02, 09, 16, 30$8,185.00$8,950.00
September: 11, 21$8,185.00$8,950.00
October: 02, 04, 18, 26, 31$8,185.00$8,950.00
November: 06, 27$7,745.00$8,515.00
December: 06, 20, 24 $6,790.00$7,530.00
Inclusions 
Meals: 9 Breakfasts, 9 Lunches, 7 Dinners
Transport:4X4 Safari Vehicle
Accommodation:9 nights Maxi Dome Tent and Hotel accommodation
Guide:Local English Speaking Guide
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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Ultimate Namibia

This 9 Day Ultimate Namibia tour offers a combination flying and road safari affords you the chance to experience this magnificent and memorable country in a very personal way. You will have a bird’s eye view of the great sand sea and the desolate Skeleton Coast, including flying over shipwrecks, deserted mining camps and seal colonies. Your guide will have an intimate knowledge of each area you visit, allowing them to share the local highlights whilst adding continuity and depth to your safari, turning it into an experience of a lifetime.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Arrival Windhoek

On arrival at Windhoek Airport you will be met and transferred to your hotel.

Hotel: Galton House
Day 2: Sossusvlei

This morning you will be taken to Eros Airport for your scheduled light aircraft flight to the Sossusvlei. The scenic flight will take you over the central highlands of Namibia before descending after the escarpment and on over the Namib Desert to the Namib Rand Nature Reserve. Upon arrival you will be met by a local guide and transferred to your camp.

Hotel: Kulala Desert Lodge, 2 nights
Day 3: Sossusvlei

Enter the Namib Naukluft National Park at sunrise which plays host to some of the highest freestanding sand dunes in the world. Your local guide will give you an insight into the formation of the Namib Desert and its myriad of fascinating creatures. Return to the lodge for lunch and an afternoon at leisure with the option to take a guided tour within the Reserve.

Day 4: Damaraland

After breakfast fly north to Damaraland over the famous Sossusvlei dunes and the great sand sea towards the coast, where possibly you will see deserted mines, shipwrecks and seal colonies. Continue to Twyfeltontein where you will meet your private naturalist guide who will accompany you for the rest of your safari. After lunch visit the rock engravings of the Burnt Mountains and the Organ Pipes. Return to the camp for sundowners drinks.

Hotel: Camp Kipwe, 2 nights
Day 5: Damaraland

After an early breakfast you will be treated to an exciting 4X4 excursion along the Aba Huab River Valley to explore this remarkable region and to search for game, especially the elusive desert adapted elephants if they are in the area. Damaraland is home to a variety of desert adapted wildlife and hidden desert treasures. You will normally then return to camp for lunch and a well-deserved siesta. Your guide will arrange to fit in a visit to Twyfelfontein and other nearby attractions if this hasn’t already been done, or you can take a guided walk into the local area around camp.

Day 6: Etosha National Park

This morning you will depart early and travel north deeper into the heart of Damaraland. Enroute you will visit an extremely remote Himba village, only known to a few people. Your guide’s presence and contacts with the local community will ensure you will be welcomed as a ‘friend of a friend’ and that you will be able to spend considerable time there learning about these fascinating nomadic pastoralists. There has been virtually no modern influence on these communities, which makes for a fascinating cultural exchange. You will then continue on your journey, having a picnic lunch enroute, and arrive at Andersson’s Camp on the southern border of Etosha late afternoon. This should leave some time to relax at the camp’s floodlit waterhole whilst contemplating the fascinating impressions of the day.

Hotel: Okaukuejo Resort, 2 nights
Day 7: Etosha National Park

Today you will take an exciting morning guided game drive in the Etosha National Park, to see more of the wide variety of game and bird species found there. Return to camp for a late lunch. Late afternoon enjoy another game drive before exiting the park before sunset. Alternatively, you can choose to spend the whole day in the park with a picnic lunch. The evening can be spent game viewing at the camp’s floodlit waterhole while enjoying dinner.

Day 8: Windhoek

After breakfast this morning you will travel south from the Etosha National Park through the small towns of Outjo and Otjiwarongo before stopping at the Okonjima Day Centre. Here you will be treated to a short game drive and educational tour of the AfriCat Foundation in order to learn about the great work being done here with regards to the conservation of Africa’s large cats. Lunch will be enjoyed at the centre before continuing to Windhoek, stopping in Okahandja to visit the local craft market for some last minute curio shopping if time permits.

Hotel: Galton House
Day 9: End of Ultimate Namibia Tour

Today you will be transferred to the airport for your onward flight.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
01 January - 31 March:$9,345.00$10,235.00
01 April - 31 May:$10,315.00$11,315.00
01 June - 23 June:$11,395.00$12,595.00
24 June - 30 June:$11,395.00$12,595.00
01 July - 31 Oct:$11,395.00$12,595.00
Inclusions 
Meals: 8 Breakfasts, 7 Lunches, 6 Dinners
Transport: Airport Transfers & 4X4 Safari Vehicle
Flights: Light Aircraft: Windhoek – Sossusvlei - Damaraland
Accommodation:8 nights Game Lodges / Tented Camps
Guide: English Speaking Guide
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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Ultimate Namibia Adventure

Discover Ultimate Namibia on this exciting tour visiting the Namib desert, Damaraland, game viewing in Etosha and more.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Days 1 & 2: Sossusvlei – Namib Desert

Depart Windhoek towards the Great Escarpment into the Namib Desert. Arrive at Sossus Dune Lodge mid-afternoon for two nights to explore the Namib Desert with your guide. On day 2, rise early to visit Namib Naukluft National Park. Sossusvlei sand dunes and Sesriem Canyon.

Hotel: Sossus Dune Lodge, 2 nights

Days 3 & 4: Swakopmund

Head through the Namib Naukluft National Park to Walvis Bay then to Swakopmund. On day 4, drive to Walvis Bay for a kayaking adventure. This is the ideal way to see Cape fur seals, bottlenose dolphins, pelicans, flamingos and a variety of other seabirds.

Hotel: Swakopmund Guesthouse, 2 nights

Days 5 & 6: Damaraland

Travel to Damaraland passing Namibia’s highest mountain, the Brandberg, which peaks at 2,573m above sea level. The Damaraland landscape has been formed by the erosion of wind, water and geological forces which have formed rolling hills, dunes, gravel plains and ancient river terraces. On day 6, depart on a 4×4 excursion along the ephemeral Aba Huab
and Huab River valleys to explore this remarkable region in search of the elusive desert adapted elephants other wildlife. Visit the pre-historic Twyfelfontein rock engravings (a UNESCO World Heritage Site).

Hotel: Camp Kipwe, 2 nights

Day 7: Etosha National Park

Set off for Etosha National Park, travelling via the scenic Grootberg Pass. Visit a Himba settlement to discover the culture of the semi-nomadic Himba people. You may also visit a School (subject to school holidays/semesters). Continue to Etosha Mountain Lodge, on the border of Etosha National Park. Enjoy game viewing at the camp’s floodlit waterhole and elevated hides.

Hotel: Etosha Mountain Lodge

Days 8 & 9: Etosha & Onguma Game Reserve

Enjoy game viewing within Etosha National Park in your safari vehicle, leaving the park before sunset. On day 9, enjoy another day of game drives in Etosha and an afternoon game drive in the private Onguma Game Reserve.

Hotel: Onguma Tree Top Camp, 2 nights

Day 10: AfriCat – Windhoek

Depart for Okonjima’s AfriCat Centre, home to the AfriCat Foundation, a wildlife sanctuary which focuses on the research and rehabilitation of Africa’s big cats, especially injured leopard and cheetah. Continue back to Windhoek to end the tour.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
February: 18, 25$5,915.00Price on Application
March: 03, 10, 17, 24, 31$5,915.00Price on Application
April: 07, 14, 21, 28$5,915.00Price on Application
May: 05, 12, 19, 26$5,915.00Price on Application
June: 02, 09, 16, 23, 30$6,740.00Price on Application
July: 07, 14, 21, 28$6,740.00Price on Application
August: 04, 11, 18, 25$6,740.00Price on Application
September: 01, 08, 15, 22, 29$6,740.00Price on Application
October: 06, 13, 20, 27$6,740.00Price on Application
November: 03, 10, 17, 24$6,740.00Price on Application
December: 01$6,740.00Price on Application

Inclusions 
Meals: 09 breakfasts, 9, lunches, 8 dinners
Transport: Transportation in a luxury air-conditioned safari vehicle
Accommodation:09 nights accommodation
Guide: English Speaking Driver/Guide
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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