Great African Odyssey

Great African Odyssey – We don’t use the term ‘great’ lightly. Home to an array of natural splendours, take to the skies and peer out over the stunning and colourful landscapes in hopes of wildlife sightings. Savour sundowners, sunsets and sumptuous dinners, before you discover the Chobe River by boat. Finally, venture into the greatest game parks of East Africa.

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

Day 1: Arrive Windhoek

Arrive in Windhoek, where your private air safari begins. Enjoy a welcome dinner.

Hotel: Am Weinberg Boutique Hotel

Day 2: Windhoek – Sossusvlei – NamibRand Nature Reserve

Fly to Sossusvlei, where you will see from above some of the highest sand dunes in the world. Stop in Sossusvlei for a memorable excursion into the dunes, before boarding a flight to NamibRand Nature Reserve. Head out on a drive, stopping for sundowners overlooking the Chateau Plains.

Arrive in Windhoek, where your private air safari begins. Enjoy a welcome dinner.

Hotel: Wolwedans Dune Lodge, 2 nights

Day 3: NamibRand Nature Reserve

Venture out on morning and afternoon 4WD nature excursions and take in the incredible African desert scenes. Tonight, sit down to a sumptuous dinner.

Day 4: NamibRand Nature Reserve – Etosha National Park

Re-board your private plane and fly over the Dune Sea, which stretches along Namibia’s entire Atlantic coast. Land at Walvis Bay and board a cruise to see dolphins, ending with a lunch along the beach. After your Walvis Bay cruise, continue by plane to Onguma Private Game Reserve.

Hotel: Onguma The Fort, 3 nights

During morning and afternoon game drives, experience the wildlife of Etosha National Park. Within the desert, elephants, lions, giraffes and many breeds of birds congregate around the various waterholes. You may also spot zebras, cheetahs, leopards or black rhinos.

Explore Onguma Private Game Reserve via morning and afternoon game drives. This evening, experience a sunset in front of the waterhole, over the salt pans of Africa.

Savour your last breakfast in Onguma Private Game Reserve then board your plane to Windhoek. Continue to Cape Town and transfer to your hotel.

Hotel: Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel, 3 nights

A gateway to Cape Town’s past, you will stop at the Castle of Good Hope for a tour of this historic landmark. Afterwards, you will board the aerial cableway to the top of Table Mountain. Tonight, you will enjoy a dinner at a local restaurant.

Today you will journey along the coastal Chapman’s Peak Drive to Cape Point, before continuing on to Simon’s Town for lunch.

Today, meet with a former prison guard of Nelson Mandela for a private tour at Robben Island. After your private tour of Robben Island, savour the rest of the day at your beautiful estate in Stellenbosch.

Hotel: Lanzerac Hotel, 2 nights

Today you will indulge in Stellenbosch’s storied past and remarkable culture on a walking tour.

Today, fly to Kruger, before transferring to your private lodge. Enjoy a round of sundowners, before dinner.

Hotel: Ngala Safari Lodge or Sabi Sabi Bush Lodge, 2 nights

Enjoy morning and afternoon game drives with experienced trackers. Your day ends with a boma dinner under the stars.

Today you will fly to Johannesburg.

Hotel: Johannesburg, D’Oreale Hotel

This morning, you will fly to Kasane, then travel into Namibia to board the Zambezi Queen.

Cruise: Zambezi Queen or similar, 2 nights

Prepare for a superb day of wildlife viewing on safari boat rides.

Disembark your riverboat and be transferred to your hotel located on the Zambezi River, with direct access to Victoria Falls.

Hotel: Royal Livingstone Hotel, 2 nights

Today presents a vast selection of ways in which you could spend the day.

Day 19: Livingstone, Nairobi

Fly to Nairobi for your East Africa safari.

Hotel: Hemingways Nairobi

Take a flight to Lake Manyara in Tanzania and join our 4WD vehicles and continue to your lodge. After your flight, savour time at leisure before a round of sundowners, followed by dinner.

Hotel: Ngorongoro Oldeani Mountain Lodge, 3 nights

During your time at the Ngorongoro Crater today, you will stop for a picnic lunch. Make sure you have your camera ready to capture the abundant natural wildlife.

Day 22: Lake Manyara

Visit a local school and Maasai village. Enjoy a barbecue lunch and optional game drive through Manyara National Park.

Take in the spectacular, expansive views and watch out for wildlife, as you travel to Serengeti National Park. At Olduvai Gorge, enjoy a private tour of the earliest evidence of the existence of human ancestors.

Hotel: Four Seasons Safari Lodge or Ole Serai Luxury Camp, 3 nights

The plains of Serengeti National Park are home to an incredible amount of animals. Rise early this morning for a game drive. Back at your lodge, enjoy some time to relax. This evening savour another game drive, this time observing animals as they prepare for the night time, before enjoying dinner at your lodge.

Day 25: Serengeti National Park

A third day in the national park illuminates the opportunity to see any animals that you may have missed on game drives yesterday.

Board a light aircraft for your journey to Kenya, where you will take a picturesque flight to the Masai Mara, home to the nomadic Maasai people who have lived here for centuries. Shortly after arriving, head off-road through the savannah on your first game drive. This is one of the best places in Africa to spot the Big Five, as well as cheetahs and hyenas. Take in the sounds of the bush at your tented camp, your home for the next three nights. Enjoy dinner before retiring for the evening.

Hotel: Karen Blixen Camp or similar, 3 nights

Enjoy the sensational Masai Mara on morning and afternoon game drives through the private Mara conservancy. Raise a glass and celebrate your experience with sundowner drinks.

Today is set aside for a game viewing of the Masai Mara Reserve. This evening a traditional bush dinner is served.

This morning you will say goodbye to Masai Mara and take a flight to Nairobi. At the end of your day, enjoy a private performance by the Kenyan Boys Choir, with farewell drinks.

Hotel: Hemingways Nairobi

After breakfast, your journey concludes. We say goodbye before we transfer you to the airport for your flight.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
May: 20$40,495.00$47,495.00
June: 17$40,495.00$47,495.00
July: 01, 29$40,495.00$47,495.00
August: 12$40,495.00$47,495.00
September: 09$40,495.00$47,495.00
Zambezi Queen upgrade to Master Suite $495.00$695.00

Inclusions 
Meals: 29 breakfasts, 18 lunches, 23 dinners
Transport: Airport transfers & Custom-designed vehicles
Flights: Air Ticket: Windhoek - NamibRand Nature Reserve - Esosha National Park - Windhoek - Cape Town - Kruger National Park - Johannesburg - Kasane / Livingstone - Nairobi - Ngorongoro Crater / Serengeti National Park - Masai Mara - Nairobi
Accommodation:27 nights accommodation & 2 Night on-board the Zambezi Queen Cruise
Guide: Experienced Travel Director & guides
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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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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Namibia Adventure

During your 13 Day Namibia Adventure peer into the depths of Africa’s largest canyon, admire the stark beauty of Sossusvlei’s ancient backdrops and see the shimmering expanse of the Etosha Pan on this expedition through Namibia’s surreal landscapes.

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

Day 1: Arrive Windhoek

Your epic encounter with Namibia kicks off in its capital, Windhoek. On arrival, transfer to your hotel and enjoy time at leisure – play a round of golf on the 18-hole golf course or relax in the swimming pool before meeting your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception and dinner.

Hotel: Windhoek Country Club Resort

Day 2: Windhoek – Rehoboth – Kalahari Desert

Embrace the freedom of the open road as we venture into the Kalahari Desert – Namibia’s boundless, sandy beauty. We make our way through the historic town of Rehoboth, a former mission station just north of the Tropic of Capricorn, then take our front-row seats on a scenic nature drive through this ‘thirst land’, where trees loom and rocky shadows stretch out on the horizon against the setting sun.

Hotel: Zebra Kalahari LodgeKalahari Anib Lodge

Day 3: Kalahari Desert – Keetmanshoop – Fish River Canyon

See the iconic forest of Quiver Trees – the towering aloes from which the San people fashion their quivers to this day. After a short stop in Keetmanshoop with free time for lunch, travel to Naute Dam before arriving at your motor-themed lodge to savour a spectacular Namibian sunset.

Hotel: Canyon Roadhouse

Day 4: Fish River Canyon – Aus

Peer over the ancient chasm carved by the Fish River to form Africa’s largest canyon. Carved over millennia, the Fish River Canyon’s gigantic ravine provides sanctuary to klipspringer, zebra and even wild horses. We continue our journey to the spectacular Aus Mountains where you’ll spend the afternoon getting close to nature.

Hotel: Desert Horse Inn

Day 5: Aus – Solitaire

Immerse yourself in the Southern Namib region admiring desert vistas and expansive skies as we conquer the open road. We pay a visit to Baron von Wolf’s Duwisib Castle to learn about its history as a gift of love for his American wife. Settle in to the comfort of your lodge and spend the afternoon relaxing, before embarking on a nature drive into the desert.

Hotel: Namib Desert Lodge, 2 nights

Day 6: Sossusvlei and Deadvlei Excursion

In a country renowned for its epic landscapes, competition for the top spot is tough. But it is Sossusvlei and Deadvlei that rightly deserve this crown and it is where we begin our adventure today. Gaze up at the towering Dune 45, then meander into the eerie but beautiful photographers’ paradise of Deadvlei, to snap iconic photos of dead camel thorn trees on a bed of white clay pans, perfectly framed by towering sand dunes and clear blue skies. Your early morning adventure in Sossusvlei complete, travel on to explore the ravine walls of the Sesriem Canyon, carved out by the Tsauchab River.

Day 7: Solitaire – Swakopmund

After breakfast, we drive to the German-inspired seaside town of Swakopmund with its colonial buildings and encroaching desert.

Hotel: The Delight, 2 nights

Day 8: Swakopmund At Leisure

During your free time perhaps consider joining an Optional Experience catamaran wildlife cruise in Walvis Bay in search of the marine ‘Big 5’. Or make the most of your free time by sampling Black Forest cake and Florentiners at one of the town’s quaint German Bäckerei or indulge in some locally brewed Windhoek Lager. Then it’s time to ‘Connect With Locals’ and savour some hearty vetkoek with a Damara family in Swakopmund’s Mondesa Township during our ‘Be My Guest ‘experience, where you’ll learn about life in the township.

Day 9: Swakopmund – Damaraland

Follow Namibia’s salt route en route to Damaraland, a place where mysterious flat-topped lava mountains and petrified trees cast shadows across the terracotta-coloured terrain. We make an important stop at Twyfelfontein to admire its ancient rock engravings, then explore the rocky-red Organ Pipes carved into the face of the mountain before arriving at our lodge – one of Trafalgar’s ‘Stays With Stories’. After settling in to our accommodation, we’ll embark on a nature drive on the property.

Hotel: Twyfelfontein Country Lodge

Day 10: Damaraland – Etosha National Park Area

As we journey north, we make a brief stop to visit the Petrified Forest and its unique fossilised tree trunks. Meet the OvaHimba tribe with whom we’ll ‘Dive Into Culture’ to gain insights into their hunter-gatherer traditions that have spanned thousands of years. Your visit will ‘Make A Difference’ by contributing to funds used for food and other necessities. Despite vast desolate landscapes, Namibia is renowned for its wildlife and there’s no better place to encounter the array of animal and birdlife that live within its borders than Etosha National Park.

Hotel: Etosha Safari Lodge, 2 nights

Day 11: Etosha National Park Full Day Safari

Explore one of the world’s great wildlife sanctuaries on a full-day safari to gain an understanding of its diverse eco-system. Enjoy a deep connection with your natural surrounds, joining a guide who will uncover the secrets of the bush and maximise your game viewing chances.

Day 12: Etosha National Park Area – Windhoek

We bid farewell to Etosha and travel south back to Windhoek. This evening enjoy a Farewell Dinner at one of the city’s most famous and lively beer houses to celebrate the end of a magical journey through Namibia.

Hotel: Windhoek Country Club Resort

Day 13: Depart Windhoek

With our journey at its close, we say goodbye to our new-found friends and transfer to Windhoek airport.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
January: 11$6,950.00$7,760.00
February: 08$6,950.00$7,760.00
March: 14$6,950.00$7,760.00
April: 18$6,950.00$7,760.00
May: 02$7,150.00$7,960.00
June: 13$7,150.00$7,960.00
July: 11$7,150.00$7,960.00
August: 15$7,150.00$7,960.00
September 19$7,150.00$7,960.00
October: 17$7,150.00$7,960.00
November: 14$7,695.00$8,575.00
December 19$7,795.00$8,675.00

Inclusions 
Meals: 12 breakfasts, 11 dinners
Transport: Transportation by air conditioned vehicle & 4x4 Safari
Accommodation:12 nights accommodation
Guide: An expert Travel Director, Driver Guide or Trafalgar Representative
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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Northern Namibia

Explore the fascinating landscapes and spend a night under the Northern Namibia night sky. Spot the desert adapted black rhino in the wild. See the spectacle of the Etosha salt pan and experience magnificent wildlife encounters. This amazing tailor-made journey takes you into the heart of Damaraland where you can learn more about the nomadic Himba people who live in the region.

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

Day 1: Arrive Windhoek

On arrival you will be met and transferred to Galton House.

Day 2: Windhoek – Etosha National Park

After breakfast you will be collected by your guide to set off on your journey, which takes you through Otjiwarongo to reach Mushara Outpost situated on the eastern boundary of Etosha National Park. You will arrive at the luxurious Mushara Outpost mid-afternoon and, time allowing, you can enter Etosha National Park for some exciting game viewing. Mushara Outpost is an excellent base from which to explore the eastern side of Etosha National Park.

Day 3: Etosha National Park

Today you have the option of either morning and afternoon games drives, returning for lunch, or spending a full day in the park. Etosha National Park covers 22,270 km2, of which approximately 5000 km2 is made up of saline depressions or ‘pans’. The park consists of grassland, woodland and savannah. Game viewing centres on the numerous springs and waterholes where several different species can often be seen at one time. The park boasts some 114 mammals and over 340 bird species. Wildlife that you might see includes elephant, lion, giraffe, blue wildebeest, eland, kudu, gemsbok (oryx), zebra, rhino, cheetah, leopard, hyena, honey badger and warthog, as well as the endemic black faced impala.

Day 4: Etosha National Park – Damaraland

After breakfast depart Mushara Outpost and head into the heart of Damaraland, where you will spend the nextt hree nights at your specially erected //Huab Under Canvas Camp. Damaraland is typified by displays of colour, magnificent table-topped mountains, rock formations and strange-looking vegetation. //Huab Under Canvas is located in a core desert adapted black rhino area in the //Huab Conservancy in Damaraland. The camp is virtually invisible from anywhere and it carries arguably the lowest environmental footprint of any camp in Namibia. Activities include tracking desert adapted rhino, exploring the upper and less crowded //Huab River in search of desert adapted elephants, nature walks and scenic game drives, as well as the possibility of visiting some nearby prehistoric rock engravings.

Day 5: Damaraland

Today enjoy the freedom to explore the fascinating landscapes with your private Ultimate Guide. Damaraland is a surprising refuge for desert adapted wildlife that may include elephants, giraffe, oryx, springbok and even some predators including lion. //Huab Under Canvas Camp works with the Save the Rhino Trust. You’ll spend an exciting morning tracking rhino on foot before going back to relax at camp during the heat of the day. This afternoon you will head out on a leisurely walk with your guide, arriving at your STELLAR ESCAPE in time for sunset. A bush dinner is prepared on the open fire, followed by a short astronomy lesson. The night is spent under the Namibian night sky.

Day 6: Damaraland

After a spectacular sunrise return to camp for breakfast. Today your guide will take you to visit a local Himba settlement – you may have to search for a while as the seminomadic Himba people are often on the move. Learn about the customs and traditions of this very proud nation and gain an insight into their beliefs and way of life. A picnic lunch is enjoyed at a suitably scenic location, embracing the unique ambience of the area. Return to camp late afternoon and enjoy your final evening in camp.

Day 7: Damaraland – Windhoek

Time allowing this morning, you will search for desert adapted elephants on your way to the local airstrip for your scheduled light aircraft flight back to Windhoek.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
Departs Daily from WindhoekFrom $8,905.00Price on Application

Inclusions 
Meals: 6 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 6 dinners
Transport: Airport Transfers & Luxury air-conditioned safari vehicle
Flights: Light Aircraft: Damaraland - Windhoek
Accommodation:6 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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