15 DAYS NAMIBIAN HIGHLIGHTS SAFARI

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15 DAYS NAMIBIAN HIGHLIGHTS SAFARI

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  • 15 Days / 14 Nights
  • Max People : 26
  • Jan 18’ - Dec 21'
  • Min Age : 10+
  • Pickup: Airpot

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15 Days Namibian Highlights Safari is to visit around the main highlights that Namibia has to offer in Africa. In just 16 days and 15 nights, we would never be able to fit in everything you wanted to see but you will see the main most attractions. You will Spend time amongst the ancient dunes in Sossusvlei, Damaraland and from there go back in time with the coastal time of Swakopmund. Experience the vast landscapes of Otjiwarongo and exceptional game viewing at the world-famous Etosha National Park.

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  • Qualified professional driver-guide
  • Vehicle / fuel
  • Park entrance fees as per itinerary
  • Passenger liability 15%
  • VAT 2% tourism levy
  • Airport transfers
  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast and Dinner for the Client

Excludes

  • Expenses of personal nature
  • Entrance fees not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Meals not mentioned
  • Drinks at lodges and on road
  • Optional excursions and activities
  • Tips for tour guides
  • International flights and airport taxes
  • Items not mentioned in the itinerary
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Itinerary

Day 1 Airport Windhoek

Time/ Distance: 4 min (2.4 km)

Pick up from the airport. Drive through Windhoek to Arebbusch Travel Lodge. A township tour and dinner will be arranged.

Overnight & Dinner at Arebbusch Travel Lodge

 

Day 2 & 3Mariental

Time/ Distance: 2 hr 35 min (267.9 km)

You will be collected between 08:00 and 08:45 from Windhoek hotel. We take the B1 road southwards, heading to Mariental. On the road, you will discover sociable weaver bird nests and the first dunes of the Kalahari Semi-Desert. You will reach your accommodation in the early afternoon.

The next day morning, you will be guided on a walk to a community of bushmen where you will learn about tracking and craft making. In the late afternoon, you will take a sunset nature drive on the Intu Afrika Reserve. After your drive, you’ll return to the lodge where you can have dinner and spend the evening as you’d like.

Overnight & Dinner at Bagatelle Kalahari Game Ranch

Day 4 & 5Sossusvlei

Time/ Distance: 3 hr 52 min (306.5 km)

Today after breakfast, you will drive west to the world-famous Namib Desert 210 miles from Mariental. You’ll go see the iconic red dunes of Sossusvlei. In the afternoon you will reach your lodge, where you will have to enjoy your dinner.

The next morning, we suggest taking an early morning drive to Sossusvlei Dunes to visit Sesriem Canyon. The earlier you get there, the more brilliant and striking the orange colors of the canyon will be with the low sunlight, and you’ll be able to better avoid the heat. You can hike around the canyon for as long as you’d wish before driving back to your accommodation.

Overnight & Dinner at Namib Desert Lodge Gondwana Collection Namibia

Day 6 & 7Swakopmund

Time/ Distance: 4 hr 52 min (403.2 km)

Namibia is a land of contrasts. Today we will move from the Swakopmund desert to sea, crossing the Tropic of Capricorn and traversing the Gaub and Kuiseb passes. As we climb out the dry river bed at the bottom of Kuiseb Canyon, a spectacular desert landscape unfolds before us. We will stopover in Walvis Bay to visit the lagoon. It is home to many water birds including Great and Lesser flamingos, Damara terns, pelicans, and avocets. We continue to Swakopmund along the scenic coastal road, with dunes on one side and the cold Atlantic on the other. Dinner will be at the lodge.

The next day, you’ll have the entire day free to explore this charming and historic town. Modern Swakopmund has a very strong German influence due to colonization during the 1800s, and a large portion of its residents still speak German today.
Overnight & Dinner at Pebble Stone House

 

Day 8 & 9Skeleton Coast

Time/ Distance: 4 hr 32 min (227 km)

Today our adventure takes us to the Atlantic Ocean and our final destination at Cape Cross. We travel westwards where we enter the Skeleton Coast. The coastline itself is a very hostile but fascinating area known for its numerous shipwrecks over the years, all victims of the thick fog, unpredictable currents, and rough seas.

The next day, enjoy a delicious cooked breakfast, and then a short walk to the Cape Cross Seal Reserve. The reserve is home to one of the world’s largest breeding colonies of Cape fur seals and during the breeding season, up to 200 000+ seals can be spotted basking on the beach, certainly a sight and smell to behold.

Overnight & Dinner at Pebble Stone House

Day 10 & 11Twyfelfontein

Time/ Distance: 5 hr 12 min (247 km)

Today you head into one of the most beautiful desert regions in Namibia, Damaraland. You drive west via the Grootberg Pass and then take a detour to visit the ancient Bushman rock engravings at Twyfelfontein.

This morning you will enjoy the Twfelfontein. It is a rocky site situated in the Kunene Region of north-western Namibia. The site contains around 2,000 rock carvings and in 2007, UNESCO approved it as a World Heritage Site. The site is one of the largest and most important concentrations of rock art in Africa and was proclaimed a National Monument in 1952. Experience cultural and ethnic meeting with the Damara tribe at the Living Museum surrounded by fascinating nature, rock formations, and the magnificent landscape of Damaraland.

Overnight & Dinner at Madisa Camp

Day 12, 13 & 14Etosha South

Time/ Distance: 3 hr 25 min (324.9 km)

Wake up early and continue traveling south toward Etosha National Park, making some short stops for supplies and fuel. The Etosha National Park is home to over 100 mammal species, 340 bird species, and 110 reptile species. Animals, particularly during the dry season, are dependent on the many waterholes found in the park, and these serve as great places for game viewing. Vegetation in the park is varied but consists mostly of mopane woodland and grassy plains. Arrive at the lodge for dinner.

Today we will spend most of the day searching for animals. We will visit some waterholes and stop to view the Etosha Pan, also known as the “place of dry water”. This extensive, flat depression is about 5,000 km2 and a place of shimmering mirages. Seeing large herds of game in this setting is a unique experience. We may stop at Halali to have lunch, before returning to our lodge. We may also see elephants and lions. In the evening we can enjoy a glass of wine and experience a fabulous dinner at our lodge. During this 3 days you will explore all corners of etosha national park.

Overnight & Dinner at Etosha Safari Camp Gondwana Collection Namibia

Day 15 Departure

Time/ Distance: 2 hr 1 min (178.1 km)

Wake up early and have breakfast and back to continue Windhoek. After reach, our guide will drop you at the airport for you back home.

 
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FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

1.What is mariental known for?

It is known for several economic industries, including ranching, an ostrich abattoir and large scale irrigated farming.

2.What is the history of mariental Namibia?

Named by local Rhenish (German Lutheran) missionaries, Mariental was founded in 1912 as a railway stop between Windhoek and Keetmanshoop. It was proclaimed a town in 1920 and a municipality in 1946. An important economic function of the town is the processing and transport of Karakul skins.

3.What are the interesting facts about Mariental Namibia?

Named by local Rhenish (German Lutheran) missionaries, Mariental was founded in 1912 as a railway stop between Windhoek and Keetmanshoop. It was proclaimed a town in 1920 and a municipality in 1946. An important economic function of the town is the processing and transport of Karakul skins.

4.Which region is mariental?

Mariental is the administrative capital of the Hardap Region in an area which has long been a centre for the Nama people. It lies near the Hardap Dam, the second largest reservoir in Namibia.

5.What does Windhoek mean in English?

The name Windhoek is derived from the Afrikaans meaning „windy corner“. The former spelling at the beginning of the German colonial time “Windhuk” is not in use anymore. The San (Bushmen) already populated the area around Windhoek thousands of years ago.

6.What is the oldest building in Windhoek?

The Alte Feste is the oldest surviving building in the city which subsequently developed around it. After the World War I German surrender in South West Africa, Windhoek was occupied by the South African Army in March 1915. The Alte Feste now served as military headquarters for the South African Union troops.

7.What are some interesting facts about Windhoek?

Windhoek is one of the world’s major centres for the karakul sheep-skin trade. Windhoek has two traditional names: Otjomuise and /Ae //Gams. Windhoek’s name may be derived from the word “Winterhoek”, the the name of the mountains surrounding Tulbagh in South Africa. Windhoek was formally established on 18 October 1890.

8.What is Sossusvlei and surrounding areas?

Sossusvlei (sometimes written Sossus Vlei) is a salt and clay pan surrounded by high red dunes, located in the southern part of the Namib Desert, in the Namib-Naukluft National Park of Namibia.

9.What is the climate in Sossusvlei?

Sossusvlei has a hot desert climate. The annual mean average temperature is 24 °C. In winter, the nighttime lows are around 10 °C, while in summer temperatures often reaches up to 40 °C.

10.How tall are the dunes in Sossusvlei?

These dunes are among the highest in the world; many of them higher than 200 metres, the highest being the one nicknamed Big Daddy, about 325 metres high. The highest dune in the Namib Desert however, Dune 7, is about 388 metres high.

11.What is the best dune to climb in Sossusvlei?

Dune 45 at 170 meters tall is the most well-known dune chosen to climb by those who visit the Sossusvlei area. This relatively ‘easy’ climb takes anywhere from 40 minutes to one hour to reach the top, for most people. Coming down takes less than 5 minutes.

12.What makes the sand dunes at Sossusvlei so special?

The sand dunes in the Sossusvlei area are known as ‘star dunes’ due to the shape formed when the wind approaches from all directions. As a result, the dunes hardly move. 8. The sand in the region is given its distinctive red colour from the layer of iron oxide which coats it.

13.Is Swakopmund a nice place to live?

It’s a beautiful beach town with a strong German influence, architecturally and culturally. The local people are very friendly and helpful. It’s also a tourist town with lots of locally crafted sculptures available to tourists.

14.Is Swakopmund bigger than Walvis Bay?

Walvis Bay (meaning “whale bay”) seems larger and more spaced out than Swakopmund

15.What is there to do between Windhoek and Swakopmund?

The top stops along the way from Windhoek to Swakopmund (with short detours) are Daan Viljoen Game Reserve, Okapuka Safari Lodge, and Gross Barmen. Other popular stops include Erongo Mountain Winery, Moon Landscape, and Bambu Wellness Boutique.

16.Which is better Swakopmund and Walvis Bay?

Swakopmund generally makes a more interesting place to stay, with a much better choice of restaurants, hotels and guesthouses, whilst Walvis Bay is the springboard for several super desert trips. Holidays to Namibia usually include a visit to this part of the coast.

17.Is it safe to walk in Swakopmund at night?

Walking at night is not advisable and many tourists consider public transport to be unsafe; private car rental is the safest option for independent travel. Use only recognised hire car companies or official taxis.

18.Is Swakopmund expensive?

The average cost of living in Swakopmund is $769, which is in the top 30% of the least expensive cities in the world, ranked 6480th out of 9294 in our global list and 1st out of 10 in Namibia.

19.What is the best road from Windhoek to Swakopmund?

The best way to get to Swakopmund is by road from Windhoek. The B2 is the main road from Windhoek, and takes 4-5 hours by car. It may seem like a long ride, but time will fly when you look out the window of your vehicle and take in the spectacular sites.

20.What is the closest airport to Swakopmund?

What is the nearest airport to Swakopmund? The nearest airport to Swakopmund is Walvis Bay (WVB) Airport which is 35.3 km away.

21.Can you drink tap water in Swakopmund?

The quality of tap water in Namibia is quite good and perfectly safe to drink. Many of the lodges in the more remote areas will make use of water from a borehole which is also safe and healthy to drink.

22.How is the road from Windhoek to Swakopmund?

The C28 is gravel, and the surrounding roads are best suited to high-clearance vehicles, but you won’t need a 4×4 unless you hit Bosua Pass during a serious (and rare) downpour.

23.Why is it called the Skeleton Coast in Namibia?

The Skeleton Coast, part of the Namib Desert, is named for the whale bones and the hundreds of broken ships that litter its beaches. Many a sailor lost his life after being run aground in the Skeleton Coast’s thick fog. Those who made it to land often succumbed to starvation and exposure in the coast’s harsh climate.

24.Where is the Skeleton Coast in Namibia?

The untamed Skeleton Coast begins at Namibia’s northern border with Angola and continues 300 miles south to the former German colonial town of Swakopmund.

25.Do you need a permit for Skeleton Coast?

From the entrance gate at Ugabmund and Springbockwater a permit is needed, which can be purchased in Windhoek, Swakopmund or directly at the gate.

26.Why is Skeleton Coast famous?

The area’s name comes from a book written in 1944 about a famous shipwreck, the Dunedin Star, but this coastline has quite a collection of shipwrecks, ancient whale and seal bones from its former whaling station days and shell middens from early strandlopers who inhabited the area.

27.What is a fact about the Skeleton Coast?

Incredibly diverse, the Skeleton Coast has more near-endemic species than any other desert in the world. Elephants, black rhinos, desert lions, jackals, giraffes, seals, oryx, kudus and zebras are just some of the desert-adapted species inhabiting this wilderness. One such animal is the brown hyena.

28.What is the story of the Skeleton Coast?

Skeleton Coast is a book by John Henry Marsh. It tells the true story of the wrecking in 1942 of the British refrigerated cargo liner Dunedin Star and the eventual rescue of all her 106 passengers and crew, at the cost of a tug, an SAAF aircraft and the lives of two rescuers.

29.What are the human activities in the Skeleton Coast?

Activities at Skeleton Coast in Namibia include hikes on the Ugab River trail, fishing, scenic flights, vising the Cape Cross Seal Colony, Kunene River excursions and 4×4 adventures.

30.Is Skeleton Coast worth it?

Access is by fly-in safari only, and consequently visits to the Skeleton Coast National Park are both exclusive and expensive. For the true adventurer, however, the wilderness that awaits is well worth the effort of getting there.

31.Can you self-drive Skeleton Coast?

Yes you can.

32.What animals are in the Skeleton Coast?

Despite the hostile character of the Skeleton Coast, there are quite a number of wild animals to observe including desert-adapted elephants, rhinos, desert lions, brown hyenas, jackals, giraffes, seals, oryx, kudus and zebras.

33.Why Twyfelfontein was considered a heritage site?

The site forms a coherent, extensive and high-quality record of ritual practices relating to hunter-gatherer communities in this part of southern Africa over at least 2,000 years, and eloquently illustrates the links between the ritual and economic practices of hunter-gatherers.

34.Where is Twyfelfontein located in Namibia?

Twyfelfontein is situated in the southern Kunene Region of Namibia, an area formerly known as Damaraland. The site lies on the banks of the Aba Huab River in the Huab valley of the Mount Etjo formation.

35.What will you see when you visit Twyfelfontein?

Rock paintings, More than 200 giraffe and 100 rhino are shown as well as ostrich, impala, elephant and zebra.

36.What is the meaning of Etosha?

Etosha means the”great white area” and refers to the huge salt pan. This is an impressive sight because it’s certainly the biggest salt pan in Africa. Subsequently, when it rains, the water pools in the pan attracts hundreds of thousands of flamingos!

37.What is special about Etosha National Park?

The abundance of game in Etosha National Park is somewhat unexpected, showcasing some of the most common and rarest wildlife species. The areas with thicker vegetation are home to elephant (some of the largest in Africa due to the vitamins and nutrients found in the ground), the endangered black rhino and even leopard.

38.What are 3 tree species in Etosha?

Mopane is the most common tree, estimated to make up around 80% of all trees in the park. The sandveld in the north-eastern corner of Etosha is dominated by acacia and Terminalia trees. Tamboti trees characterize the woodlands south of the sandveld.

39.What is the main natural feature of Etosha National Park?

The 4730 km2 Etosha Pan is a huge, pristine oval-shaped salt pan situated in northern Namibia. It is the central feature of Namibia’s Etosha National Park. It is the terminal playa of the Cuvelai drainage system in the lowest part of the Ovambo Basin at an elevation between 1,071 to 1,086 m above sea level.

40.What makes Etosha National Park the best?

The Etosha Pan, of Course, Abundant Bird and Animal Life, Wide Open Spaces, Stunning Sunsets, Numerous Waterholes, Plenty of Dining Options and warm Namibian Hospitality.

41.How many animals are in Etosha?

The park has about 114 mammal species, 340 bird species, 110 reptile species, 16 amphibian species and 1 species of fish (up to 49 species of fish during floods). Etosha National Park is also the single-most important custodian of the black rhino in the world.

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