7 Days Southern Express Namibian Safari Tour (Lodging)

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7 Days Southern Express Namibian Safari Tour (Lodging)

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  • 7 Days / 6 Nights
  • Max People : 26
  • Min Age : 10+

Introduction

These 7 days lodging tour give you an opportunity to explore the spectacular natural beauty and main attractions of southern Namibia. Starting off in Windhoek and spending one night in the Kalahari savannah. We will visit Fish River Canyon before heading for Aus, continuing to one of the natural highlights in Namibia, Sossusvlei.

Includes

  • 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
  • If Driver needed it can be arranged

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: Kalahari Anib Lodge Gondwana Collection Namibia, Kalahari Namibia (281.3km)

After meeting you at Windhoek International Airport, we will depart for the beautiful Kalahari savannah of southern Namibia. We will drive for about 281.3km and arrive at our lodge in time to settle in and enjoy lunch before departing for an afternoon game drive on the private reserve. Animals like springbok, oryx, red hartebeest, black-backed jackal, porcupine, steenbok, ostrich and many more inhabit the acacia and grass savannah that cover the red sand dunes of the Kalahari Desert. This will be the perfect introduction to the beauty of the southern section of Namibia.

Included activities

  • Afternoon game drive
  • Overnight & Kalahari Anib Lodge

Day 2: Canyon Lodge Gondwana Collection Namibia, Fish River Canyon (416.1km)

After a relaxing breakfast, we will continue southwards and after visiting the Quiver Tree Forest and Giant’s Playground near Keetmanshoop, we will arrive at our lodge in the Gondwana Canyon Park close to the Fish River Canyon. The Quiver Tree (Aloe dichotoma) is a symbol of Southern Namibia and several hundred of them can be seen growing together. They live up to 120 years. After a quick lunch and settling in, we will depart for an afternoon sundowner drive within the reserve. Besides looking for game like oryx, springbok, kudu, klipspringer, mountain and Burchell’s zebra that inhabit the park, we will also learn about the geology of this fascinating area. Our lodge is situated just 20km from the Fish River Canyon and horseback rides in the park can be organised on request.

Including activities

  • Visit the Quiver Tree Forest and Giant’s Playground near Keetmanshoop, sundowner drive

Optional Activities

  • Horseback rides

Overnight
Canyon Lodge

Day 3: Canyon Lodge Gondwana Collection Namibia, Fish River Canyon

After enjoying a great night’s rest and a big Namibian breakfast, we will use the morning to do a morning walk in the park and explore the fascinating Fish River Canyon. It is the second biggest canyon in the world after the Grand Canyon in the United States and is one of Namibia’s biggest attractions. After returning to the lodge for lunch and a short break, we will do an afternoon game drive in the park or alternatively, Visit the canyon in the afternoon and have time for a quick walk to watch the sunset with a sundowner drink in your hand. We will again stay in the same lodge as last night.

Including activities

  • Visiting Fish River Canyon, game drive, and sundowner walk

Overnight & Canyon Lodge        

Basis

Bed and Breakfast

Day 4: Klein-Aus Vista Desert Horse Inn Gondwana Collection Namibia, Aus (303.4km)

We will be up early today and do a very short drive to a higher location to watch the sunrise with a cup of coffee. Watching an African sunrise is a truly unforgettable experience. We will return to the lodge for breakfast. Shortly thereafter, after checking out and continue with the safari in a westerly direction towards Aus and Luderitz enjoying the ever-changing landscape as we drive. At this point, we will be close to the Orange River which forms the border between Namibia and South Africa as well as the restricted diamond area called the Sperrgebiet. Our lodge for the next two nights is situated in the Sperrgebiet Park and within the Aus Mountains offering great views over the surrounding plains. We will enjoy a late afternoon scenic drive within the reserve.

Included activities

• Afternoon scenic drive
Overnight & Klein-Aus Vista Desert Horse Inn

Day 5: Klein-Aus Vista Desert Horse Inn Gondwana Collection Namibia, Aus

We will have the full day to explore the surrounding attractions which include Lüderitz, Kolmanskop and the Wild Horses of Namib. Lüderitz is the only other “big” town in the south except for Keetmanshoop. We will visit Diaz cross (erected in 1488 by Portuguese explorer Bartolomeu Diaz) and also enjoy lunch at one of the seafood restaurants overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Kolmanskop is an old deserted mining ghost town with a fascinating history. It was started when diamonds were discovered in 1908 and deserted in 1930 when diamond mining around Kolmanskop ended. On our way back, we will definitely visit the Garub water point where we have a great chance of seeing a few of the famous Wild Horses of the Namib. You will also learn more about where they originated from as we make our way back to our lodge.

Including activities

  • Visit Diaz cross, kolmanskop and Garub water point. 

Overnight & Klein-Aus Vista Desert Horse Inn      

Basis

Bed and Breakfast

 

Day 6: Namib Desert Lodge Gondwana Collection Namibia, Sossusvlei (434.1km)

We will be up early and after breakfast, we will depart for Sossusvlei, driving through the NamibRand Nature Reserve with its spectacular scenery along the way. We will arrive at our lodge near the entrance gate to Sossusvlei by late afternoon. Later, enjoy a great dinner and early night in preparation for our early start to Sossusvlei tomorrow.

Overnight & Namib Desert Lodge  

     

 

Day 7: End of Itinerary back to Windhoek (257.9 km)

After an early breakfast and coffee, we will depart for a morning excursion to Sossusvlei and Dead Vlei. We will stop at the scenic Dune 45 along the way and spend a couple of hours at both Sossusvlei and Dead Vlei. Some of the dunes in the area are a few hundred meters high but the view from the top for those that dare is one you will never forget. After lunch, we will depart to Windhoek.

Included activities

  • Morning excursion to Sossusvlei and Dead Vlei.

         

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    1. A 30 % non-refundable deposit of the full amount due is required to confirm any reservation and is to be done by the agent or client by fax or e-mail.
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    3. If the Company does not receive the full contract price 45 days before the departure date, the Company may cancel the reservation and retain whatever deposit or other funds it has already received from the client or his agent.
    4. The payment can be done via Bank Transfer or Paypal into Enrico’s Tours and Safaris
    5. Differences due to currency fluctuations will not be accepted.
    6. Namibian Dollar is not an international trading currency and will encounter larger handling fees due to conversions
    7. Any cancellation of a confirmed booking must be done in writing (email) to the Company.
    8. If the booking is canceled, the following fees apply relative to the amount of notice given:
       60 Days before the tour 80% refundable of the amount paid
       45 days before 50% of the invoiced amount refunded
       15 or less days: No refund
    9. If a booking is changed to an earlier date than originally reserved, the Company will endeavor to change it. But if changed to a further date there will be a charge of 5% on invoice value.
FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

1.What is special about Kalahari?

Spanning over several countries, the Kalahari Desert offers safari experiences unlike any others in Africa. Each region provides a unique experience with excellent sightings of antelope species, big cats and incredible birdlife that have adapted to survive the harsh conditions.

2.Why Kalahari is called Kalahari?

Kalahari is derived from the Tswana word Kgala, meaning “the great thirst”, or Kgalagadi, meaning “a waterless place”; the Kalahari has vast areas covered by red sand without any permanent surface water.

3.Why visit the Kalahari Desert?

A Kalahari Desert holiday, however, offers travellers something completely unique. Stunning landscapes of red sand dunes, which can turn green during the summer months, fascinating plant life and wildlife and an insight into the lives of the San/Bushmen awaits those who choose to journey into the Kalahari.

4.What is the name of the tribe in Kalahari?

The Bushmen are popularly known as San, Khwe, or Basarwa. The Bushmen people originally from South Africa and lived in the Kalahari Desert. They were part of the Khoisan group and were related to KhoiKhoi. The Bushmen are popularly known as San, Khwe, or Basarwa.

5.What caused the Fish River Canyon?

The beginnings of the canyon started about 500 million years ago when a fracture of the earth’s crust resulted in the collapse of the valley bottom forming a broad valley running north–south. Southward-moving glaciers deepened it, with more faults and erosion adding to the effect.

6.What is the description of the Fish River Canyon in Namibia?

The Fish River Canyon in Namibia is one of the largest canyons in Africa and in the world. The Fish River carved the canyon out of rock over millions of years. The Fish River Canyon is 1,000 to 2,300 feet (300 to 700 meters) deep and about 100 miles (160 kilometers) long.

7.Which region is Aus in Namibia?

Aus is a settlement in the ǁKaras Region of southern Namibia.

8.What is the story of the Kalahari Desert?

The Kalahari has existed as an inland desert since the Cretaceous period (65-135 million years ago). It has experienced both periods of greater humidity and more aridity, documented in fossil dune fields. It was during a period of greater rainfall that the Makgadikgadi Depression in northern Botswana was formed.

9.What do people in the Kalahari Desert do for a living?

Although all San traditionally were hunter-gatherers, there were significant cultural and social differences between groups. For example, a number of groups had long-standing clientships with Bantu-speaking stockowners, while other groups lived—until the 1970s—solely as autonomous foragers.

10.What animal lives in the Kalahari Desert?

The northern Kalahari supports a considerable population of giraffes, zebras, elephants, buffalo, and antelopes; predators such as lions, cheetahs, leopards, wild hunting dogs, and foxes; and other large and medium-sized mammals, such as jackals, hyenas, warthogs, baboons, badgers, anteaters, aardvarks, and hare.

11.Is the Kalahari Desert hot or cold?

Is the Kalahari Desert Hot or Cold? The temperatures in the Kalahari Desert are extreme, with summers being very hot while winter temperatures can go below zero degrees Celsius at night.

12.What is Kalahari Desert also known as?

It is also known as the Great Indian Desert, is a large, arid region in the northwestern part of the Indian subcontinent that covers an area of 200,000 km2 (77,000 sq mi) and forms a natural boundary between India and Pakistan.

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