Scheduled tours in Namibia: SWA Safaris

Code SWAS 5. Etosha Park, 5 days.

Program:

Day 1: Drive via Okahandja, Otjiwarongo to Outjo for lunch at the Namatubis Guest Farm. Proceed to the famous Etosha National Park.  Game drive in the late afternoon. OKAUKUEJO RESTCAMP (dinner/overnight/breakfast). 

Day 3: The Etosha Pan which the park is named after, is approximately 6000 km in size. In the language of the Ovambo people, Etosha means “place of dry water” or “large white place”. Game viewing drive after breakfast until late afternoon, with a break for lunch. MOKUTI LODGE (lunch, dinner/overnight/breakfast).

Day 2: Full day of game viewing in the Etosha National Park, which is one of the major sanctuaries of wildlife in Africa. The area was proclaimed a game reserve as far back as 1907. The size of the park is 22 270 km and it consists mainly of grass and bush savanna. This type of landscape provides excellent opportunities for game viewing at the numerous waterholes or in the open countryside. HALALI REST CAMP (lunch/dinner/overnight/breakfast).

Day 4: After breakfast drive to Tsumeb, visit Lake Otjikoto and the Mine Museum.  Proceed via Otjiwarongo to Mount Etjo. Lunch en route. Game drive in the afternoon. MOUNT ETJO SAFARI LODGE (dinner/overnight/breakfast).

Day 5: Return to Windhoek via Okahandja, the former tribal centre of Herero people. Visit the graves of the great Herero chiefs and the old cemetery with graves of members of the German Schutztruppe. Lunch en route.

Departure dates and rates: on request

Services included: Overland trip and all sightseeing as per itinerary. Overnight in double rooms with private shower/bath and toilet in hotels/lodges and rest camps. Entrance fees as per itinerary. English speaking tour guide (Other languages can be spoken on tour). 4x breakfast, 2x Dinner

 

Code SWAS 7. South, 7 days.

Program:

Day 1: Drive from Windhoek via Dordabis – visit the oldest Karakul weavery of Namibia -, Uhlenhorst and Stampriet to the Auob Lodge. Lunch at Bitterwasser Lodge. AUOB LODGE (dinner/bed/breakfast).

Day 4: The day is spent in Luederitz. The first German settlement in Namibia, named after the merchant Adolf Luederitz from Bremen, who bought this area from the Hottentots in 1883. This small harbour town is perched on rugged black rock, offset by the deep blue waters of the bay, and is surrounded by bays, coves and fjords. During the morning visit to the ‘ghost town’ of Kolmanskop where diamonds were first discovered in Namibia. Afterwards sightseeing in and around Luederitz. NEST HOTEL (fullboard/overnight).

Day 2: Drive along the Auob River, via Koes and visit to the Kokerboom (quiver tree) to Keetmanshoop. Lunch en route. Proceed past the Naute Dam to the Canon Lodge. CANON LODGE (dinner/bed/breakfast).

Day 5: Drive back through the restricted diamond area to Aus and the scenic Neisip Plain. Lunch en route. HAMMERSTEIN LODGE  (dinner/bed/breakfast).

Day 3: Visit the Fish River Canyon , the second largest canyon of the world. This gigantic ravine, in places almost 500 metres deep, has been gorged out of vast undulating plain in the course of thousands of years. Proceed to Luederitz Seeheim and Aus. This drive takes you through intriguing ‘moon’ landscape of endless desert vistas and bizarre rock formations. Lunch at Klein Aus Vista. NEST HOTEL (dinner/bed/breakfast).

Day 6: In the early morning depart to a excursion to the Sesriem Canyon and Sossusvlei, a large clay pan in the centre to the Namib Desert, surrounded by the highest sand dunes in the world. Be in time for lunch at Namib Desert Lodge. Afternoon at leisure. NAMIB DESERT LODGE (dinner/bed/breakfast).

 

Day 7: Drive via Reemhoogte Pass  to Rehoboth for lunch at the Oanob Dam. Return to Windhoek. Arrival in the late afternoon.

Departure dates and rates: on request

 

Code SWAS 7C. Victoria Falls - Caprivi, 7 days.

Program:

Day 1: Drive from Victoria Falls to Kasane. Boat transfer to Kasika Island. In the late afternoon sundowner boat-trip on the Chobe. Full board/overnight at the King’s Den Lodge.

Day 4: Continue via Kongola and Bagani to the Suclabo Lodge. In the afternoon visit the Mahango Game reserve. Full board/overnight at the Mahangu Safari Lodge.

Day 2: Travel via Ngoma Bridge and Kongola to Lianshulu Lodge. In the afternoon boat trip on the Kwando river. Full board/overnight at Lianshulu Lodge.

Day 5: Visit the Popa Falls and proceed to Rundu. In the late afternoon boat-trip on the Okavango river (water level dependent). Full board/overnight at N’Kwazi Lodge.

Day 3: In the morning game-viewing drive in the Mudumu National Park. In the afternoon again a boat-trip on the Kwando river. Full board/overnight at Lianshulu Lodge.

Day 6: Drive via Rundu and Grootfontein to Kombat. Visit the Hoba Meteorite and be in time for lunch at Ghaub Guestfarm. In the late afternoon sundowner drive on the farm. Dinner/overnight Guestfarm Ghaub.

Day 7: Travel via Otavi and Otjiwarongo to Okahandja. Visit the carvers’ market and have lunch en route. Afterwards proceed to Windhoek. Arrival in the afternoon.

Departure dates and rates: on request

 

Code SWAS 7E. The tribes of Northern Namibia, 7 days.

Program:

Day 1: In the morning departure from Windhoek to the north. At Okahandja – the former tribal center of  the Herero people and old mission station – visit some Herero graves, the cemetery of the German Schutztruppe and the Kavango woodcarver’s market. Via Otjiwarongo and Otavi drive to Tsumeb. The “Cultural village”, being an Open Air Museum , invites tourists to get an insight into the rural life of Namibian tribes. It displays the life of the majority of Namibians and tell about their history and culture, shows their work and skills in arts and crafts. A visit to the Mine museum is also planned. Lunch en route. Dinner/bed/breakfast Makalani Hotel

Day 4: Travel through the western Ovamboland. The landscape is characterized by flat, sandy plains dotted with Makalani palms, savannah grasslands and Mopane woodlands. Different attractions will be visited Continue to Opuwo via Ruacana. Lunch packs en route. Dinner/bed/breakfast Opuwo Country Lodge

Day 2: After breakfast depart  to Treesleeper Camp near Tsintsabis. It is home to the Hei//omn Bushmen, the former habitants of Etosha and its surroundings, and the !Kung Bushmen. Until recently the Bushmen practiced a lifestyle of hunting and gathering. They will show you their traditional way of life in a “Historic living  Village”. After a light lunch proceed to  Farm Hedwigslust, the home of the Ombili foundation. Attempts are made to teach Bushmen (350 are living on the farm) to get used to sow, maintain and harvest – become “farmers” and no longer hunters because their base of living, game, is extinct. As the Ombili foundation is financing this project through donations, a gratitude of app. N $ 50.00 is very welcome. Dinner/bed/breakfast Mokuti Lodge

Day 5: Today a typical Himba settlement will be visited. The Himba, a sub-trive of the Herero – are nomads who are still living their old tradition and culture. Their cattle is their wealth and so they are roving around the area to feed them. That’s why there are several deserted settlements to be seen along the way. A local guide, accompanying the group, will negotiate a visit to a “Kraal” with the headman of the tribe and will explain the lifestyle and the culture of the Himba. Afterwards return to Opuwo und proceed in southern direction to Hobatere Lodge at the western border of the Etosha Nationalpark. In the afternoon a game drive will take place. Lunchpacs en route. Dinner/bed/breakfast Hobatere Lodge

Day 3: Drive north to Ovamboland, the most densely populated region of Namibia (app. 600 000 people. The Ovambo are divided into 8 sub-tribes. First stop will be the Nakambale Museum at Olukondo, that represents the present and the past of the role of the Finnish Mission, the church and the local cultures. Visit the Ngonga homestead, observe a demonstration of wheat-crushing, basket-weaving, hair-plaiting, traditional dancing and music etc. A traditional lunch will be served. Afterwards proceed to Oshakati via Ondongwa. Dinner/bed/breakfast Oshakati Country Lodge

Day 6: Travel through the western part of Etosha National Park. The Oryx and many other antelopes prefer this region. West of Okaukuejo is the well known “Sprokieswoud”, Phantom or Fairy Forest, the only location where the African Moringa tree grows in a flat area. Lunch packs en route. Game viewing continues. At the floodlit waterhole wildlife can be viewed throughout the day as well as at night. Dinner/overnight/ breakfast  Okaukuejo Restcamp

Day 7: Short game drive in the morning before leaving the Etosha Nationalpark. Return to Windhoek via Outjo, Otjiwarongo and Okahandja. Lunch en route. Arrival in Windhoek in the afternoon.

Departure dates and rates: on request

 

Code SWAS 8. Namibia - Botswana - Victoria Falls, 8 days.

Program:

Day 1: Departure from Windhoek in the morning (07:45 hrs) and drive via Witvlei and Gobabis to Zelda Guestfarm approx. 20km away from the Buitepos/Mamuno border post. After lunch the guests have some time to relax. In the afternoon game drive on the farm including the feeding of the cheetahs and the leopards. After a short rest dinner will be served. Zelda Guestfarm (FB).

Day 5: After breakfast drive via Motopi and past the Nxai Pan Park, Makgadikgadi Pans National Park and Gweta to Nata. After lunch the guests have time to relax. In the afternoon 4x4 vehicles will take the group to the nearby area for a nature drive. Dinner and overnight in the luxurious tents with en suite bathrooms at the Nata Lodge.

Day 2: Early departure. After the border post procedures the drive will continue via Tshootsha (formerly Kalkfontein) to Ghanzi. In the afternoon a Bushmen trail will take place followed by traditional dances and a dinner in a Bushmen village. Afterwards transfer to the lodge. Tautona Lodge (FB).

Day 6: After breakfast the tour will proceed northwards through the Sibuyu Forest Reserve, the Kazuma Forest Reserve and the Kasane Forest Reserve Extension to Kasane. After lunch time to relax and in the afternoon the guests will be taken on a boat trip on the Chobe in the Chobe National Park.
Dinner, overnight and breakfast at the Chobe Safari Lodge.

Day 3: In the morning game viewing drive and afterwards continue to Maun via D’kar, Kuke Gate and Toteng. In the afternoon there is sufficient time available for a scenic flight over the delta. (We would offer this flight optional). Maun Lodge (FB).

Day 7: After breakfast excursion in 4x4 vehicles into the Chobe National Park. In the afternoon boat trip on the Chobe.
Full board and overnight at the Chobe Safari Lodge.

Day 4: Early morning start for a full day excursion with a 4x4 vehicle to the Moremi Wildlife Reserve with lunch packs en route.
Dinner, overnight and breakfast in Maun.

Day 8: Drive via Kazungula border post to Victoria Falls. Visit to the Falls and the Arts and Craft Village. Drop off at your accommodation. End of journey.

Departure dates and rates: on request

 

Code SWAS 9. Namib Desert - Etosha Park, 9 days.

Program:

Day 1: Travel via Khomashochland, down the Gamsberg Pass into the Namib. After a picnic lunch proceed through the Namib Naukluft Park, passing the waterholes Ganab and Hotsas. Then on to the Welwitschia Plain and the so-called “moon valley”. Arrival in Swakopmund at about sunset. HANSA HOTEL  (dinner/overnight/breakfast).

Day 5: Drive to the famous Etosha National Park. First game-viewing drive. OKAUKUEJO  RESTCAMP (fullboard/overnight).

Day 2: After breakfast depart to Walvis Bay for a boat cruise with champagne, fresh oysters, and snacks on board. Return to Swakopmund Hotel. In the afternoon sightseeing in Swakopmund and time at leisure. HANSA  HOTEL (dinner/overnight/breakfast).

Day 6: Full day of game-viewing in the Etosha National Park, at the waterholes or in the open countryside. Lunch in one of the restcamps MOKUTI LODGE (dinner/overnight/breakfast).

Day 3: Proceed to the famous Erongo area. Be in time for light lunch at Ai Aiba Lodge. Afternoon at leisure. In the late afternoon sundowner drive AI AIBA LODGE (Fullboard)

Day 7: Full day of game-viewing in the Etosha National Park. MOKUTI LODGE (full board/overnight

Day 4: Early morning start for a 3 hours drive in open vehicle on the premises of the Lodge. Numerous pre-historic rock-paintings will draw you into the spell of mystic Africa. Afterwards proceed to the Ugab Valley. Lunchpacs en route. VINGERKLIP LODGE (dinner/overnight/breakfast).

Day 8: After breakfast proceed via Tsumeb to the Hoba Meteorite. En route visit Lake Otjikoto and the Mine Museum. Lunchpacs en route. Optional visit the Rare and Endangered Species Trust, which is caring for the Namibia’s most endangered species, the Cape Griffon Vulture FRANS INDONGO LODGE (dinner/overnight/breakfast).

Day 9: Early morning (07:00 – 09:00 h) game drive on the farm. Rurn to Windhoek via Okahandja with lunch en route and visit the graves of the Herero chiefs and of the German Schutztruppe. Arrival in Windhoek in the late afternoon.

 

Departure dates and rates: on request

 

Code SWAS 9SE. Sossusvlei - Swakopmund - Twyfelfontein - Etosha Park, 9 days.

Program:

Day 1: 13h00: Pickup at the accommodation establishment of your choice. Drive via the Remhoogte Pass to Namib Desert Lodge. Dinner, Bed & Breakfast at Namib Desert Lodge.

Day 5: Early departure, direction Twyfelfontein. Lunch en route. Viewing of the Twyfelfontein rock paintings and rock engravings and the burnt mountain – a testimony to Namibia’s very early and eventful human habitation. Dinner, Bed & Breakfast at the Twyfelfontein Lodge.

Day 2: Early morning departure. Experience the spectacular dune landscape of the Namib, boasting the highest dunes in the world. Revere at the foot of the 300m apricot-coloured mass as it towers skyward. The energetic among you may even be tempted to conquer the dune! After viewing the nearby Sesriem Canyon, we proceed back to Namib Desert Lodge. After lunch, enjoy the rest of the day at leisure. Meander about the unusual landscape. Alternatively, relax at the swimming pool. A sundowner drive through the magnificent scenery and to the top of the “fossilised” Dunes starts in the late afternoon. Full board at Namib Desert Lodge

Day 6: Today we view the Ugab terraces and the “Fingerklippe”, a 35m high sandstone column, with a circumference of 44m. Lunch at Vingerklip Lodge before continuing our journey to the Etosha National Park and our first short game drive. Dinner, Bed & Breakfast at the Okaukuejo Rest camp

Day 3: En route to Swakopmund we drive through the Kuiseb Canyon, where you will be shown the ancient Welwitschia mirabilis. You will also view the moon landscape before proceeding to Swakopmund. Lunch packs en route.
Dinner, Bed & Breakfast at the Hansa Hotel.

Day 7: THE ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK - one of the largest and most prominent game reserves in Africa, covers an area of 22 270 km².The park is home to approximately 145 species of animal wildlife, which includes some endangered species such as the black rhino, cheetah and black-faced impala. Elephants, lions, giraffe, zebra, hyena, leopards and gnu to name a few, and many antelope such as kudu, oryx, eland and the smallest antelope, the Damara dik-dik. Smaller animals include the honey badger, warthog and bat-eared fox. A bird population of some 340 species and  an important breeding ground for the greater and lesser flamingos in southern Africa. The main area of the Etosha National Park is covered by a huge salt pan, 129 km long and up to 72 km wide. During the rainy season the pan resembles a huge lake, but this soon evaporates during the dry season, leaving behind a shimmering sediment causing mirages to play havoc on the eyes. A visit during the dry season, May to October, is certainly the most rewarding time for game viewing. Huge herds of game assemble at the waterholes in the early mornings and before dusk, entertaining the audience with their different antics. The Etosha National Park is open throughout the year and offers accommodation in three rest camps: Okaukuejo, Halali und Namutoni. For security reasons, these camps close at sunset. Lunch at one of the restcamps Dinner/bed/ breakfast Mokuti Lodge

Day 4: After breakfast, we leave for Walvis Bay. At 09h00 we board a motor boat for a 3-hour boat trip. During this time we will see and have the opportunity to observe the many seabird species. Seals and dolphins soon become a topic of conversation as they accompany the boat on its journey. We will idle within arm’s reach of enormous seal colonies, whilst on board enjoying fresh Atlantic oysters, open bread rolls, and South African champagne and light drinks. The afternoon is once again at leisure. On request (and for own cost) activities can be arranged. Dinner, Bed & Breakfast at Hansa Hotel.

Day 8:Full day game viewing in the Park. Lunch at one of the rest camps. Dinner, Bed & Breakfast at Mokuti Lodge

Day8: Early departure, direction Windhoek. Lunch en route. In Windhoek you will be taken to the accommodation establishment of your choice.

Departure dates and rates: on request

 

Code SWAS 12. South - Etosha Park, 12 days.

Program:

Day 1: Drive from Windhoek via Dordabis – visit the oldest Karakul weavery of Namibia - Uhlenhorst and Stampriet to the Auob Lodge Lunch at Bitterwasser Lodge. AUOB LODGE  (dinner/bed/breakfast).

Day 7: Drive via Reemhoogte Pass to Rehoboth for lunch at the Oanob Dam. Return to Windhoek. Arrival in the late afternoon SAFARI COURT (dinner/bed/breakfast)

Day 2: Drive along the Auob River, via Koes and visit to the Kokerboom (quivertree) to Keetmanshoop,  lunch en route. Proceed past the Naute Damto the Canon Lodge. CANON LODGE (dinner/bed/breakfast).

Day 8: Drive via Okahandja, Otjiwarongo to Outjo for lunch at the Namatubis Guest Farm. Proceed to the famous Etosha National Park.  Game drive in the late afternoon. OKAUKUEJO RESTCAMP (dinner/overnight/breakfast).

Day 3: Visit the Fish River Canyon , the second largest canyon of the world. This gigantic ravine, in places almost 500 metres deep, has been gorged out of vast  undulating plain in the course of thousands of years. Proceed to Luederitz via Seeheim and Aus. This drive takes you through intriguing ‘moon’ landscape of endless desert vistas and bizarre rock formations. Lunch at Klein Aus Vista. NEST HOTEL (dinner/bed/breakfast).

Day 9:Full day of game viewing in the Etosha National Park, which is one of the major sanctuaries of wildlife in Africa. The area was proclaimed a game reserve as far back as 1907. The size of the park is 22 270 km and it consists mainly of grass and bush savanna. This type of landscape provides excellent opportunities for game viewing at the numerous waterholes or in the open countryside.Lunch in one of the restcamps. HALALI RESTCAMP (dinner/overnight/breakfast

Day 4: The day is spent in Luederitz. The first German settlement in Namibia, named after the merchant Adolf Luederitz from Bremen, who bought this area from the Hottentots in 1883. This small harbour town is perched on rugged black rock, offset by the deep blue waters of the bay, and is surrounded by bays, coves and fjords. During the morning visit to the ‘ghost town’ of Kolmanskop where diamonds were first discovered in Namibia. Afterwards sightseeing around Luederitz. NEST HOTEL (fullboard/overnight).

Day 10: The Etosha Pan which the park is named after, is approximately 6000 km² in size. In the language of the Ovambo people, Etosha means “place of dry water” or “large white place”. Game viewing drive after breakfast until late afternoon, with a break for lunch. MOKUTI LODGE (lunch, dinner/overnight/breakfast)

Day 5: Drive back through the restricted diamond area to Aus and the scenic Neisip Plain. Lunch en route. Afterwards drive along the awesome loneliness of the“Schwarzrand” to Hammerstein. HAMMERSTEIN LODGE (dinner/bed/breakfast).

Day 11: After breakfast drive to Tsumeb, visit Lake Otjikoto and the Mine Museum.  Proceed via  Otjiwarongo to Mount Etjo Safari Lodge. Lunch en route. Game drive in the  afternoon. MOUNT ETJO SAFARI LODGE (dinner/overnight/breakfast)
Day 6: In the early morning depart to a excursion to the Sesriem Canyon and Sossusvlei, a large clay pan in the centre to the Namib Desert, surrounded by the highest sand dunes in the world. Be in time for lunch at Namib Desert Lodge. Afternoon at leisure. NAMIB DESERT LODGE (dinner/bed/breakfast). Day 12: Return to Windhoek via Okahandja, the former tribal centre of Herero people. Visit the graves of the great Herero chiefs and the old cemetery with graves of members of the German Schutztruppe. Lunch en route. End of Service

Departure dates and rates: on request

 

Code SWAS 14. Tribes of Northern Namibia and South, 14 days.

Program:

Day 1: In the morning departure from Windhoek to the north. At Okahandja – the former tribal center of  the Herero people and old mission station – visit some Herero graves, the cemetery of the German Schutztruppe and the Kavango woodcarver’s market. Via Otjiwarongo and Otavi drive to Tsumeb. The “Cultural village”, being an Open Air Museum , invites tourists to get an insight into the rural lif of Namibian tribes. It displays the life of the majority of Namibians and tell about their history and culture, shows their work and skills in arts and crafts.  Lunch en route. Dinner/bed/breakfast Makalani Hotel

Day 8: Drive from Windhoek via Dordabis – visit to the oldest Karakul weavery of Namibia, Uhlenhorst and Stampriet to the Auob Lodge. Lunch at Bitterwasser Lodge.
Dinner/bed/breakfast Auob Lodge

Day 2: After breakfast depart  to Treesleeper Camp near Tsintsabis. It is home to the Hei//omn Bushmen, the former habitants of Etosha and its surroundings, and the !Kung Bushmen. Until recently the Bushmen practiced a lifestyle of hunting and gathering. They will show you their traditional way of life in a “Historic living  Village”. After a light lunch proceed to After breakfast depart  to Farm Hedwigslust, the home of the Ombili foundation. Attempts are made to teach Bushmen (350 are living on the farm) to get used to sow, maintain and harvest – become “farmers” and no longer hunters because their base of living, game, is extinct. As the Ombili foundation is financing this project through donations, a gratitude of app. N $ 50.00 is very welcome. In the afternoon Game drive in Etosha Nationapark. Dinner/bed/breakfast Mokuti Lodge

Day 9: Drive along the Auob River, via Koes and visit to the Kokerboom (quivertree) to Keetmanshoop, Canyon Hotel,  for lunch. Proceed past the Naute Dam to the Cañon Lodge.
Dinner/bed/breakfast Cañon Lodge

Day 3: Drive north to Ovamboland, the most densely populated region of Namibia (app. 600 000 people. The Ovambo are divided into 8 sub-tribes. First stop will be the Nakambale Museum at Olukondo, that represents the present and the past of the role of the Finnish Mission, the church and the local cultures. Visit the Ngonga homestead, observe a demonstration of wheat-crushing, basket-weaving, hair-plaiting, traditional dancing and music etc. A traditional lunch will be served. Afterwards proceed to Oshakati via Ondongwa. Dinner/bed/breakfast Oshakati Country Lodge

Day 10: Visit the Fish River Canyon , the second largest canyon of the world. This gigantic ravine, in places almost 500 metres deep, has been gorged out of vast undulating plain in the course of thousands of years. Proceed to Luederitz via Seeheim and Aus. This drive takes you through intriguing ‘moon’ landscape of endless desert vistas and bizarre rock formations. Lunch at Klein Aus Vista.
Dinner/bed/breakfast Nest Hotel

Day 4: Travel through the western Ovamboland. The landscape is characterized by flat, sandy plains dotted with Makalani palms, savannah grasslands and Mopane woodlands. Different attractions will be visited . Continue to Opuwo via Ruacana. Lunch packs en route. Dinner/bed/breakfast Ohakane Lodge

Day 11: The day is spent in Luederitz. The first German settlement in Namibia, named after the merchant Adolf Luederitz from Bremen, who bought this area from the Hottentots in 1883. This small harbour town is perched on rugged black rock, offset by the deep blue waters of the bay, and is surrounded by bays, coves and fjords. During the morning visit to the ‘ghost town’ of Kolmanskop where diamonds were first discovered in Namibia. Afterwards sightseeing in and around Luederitz.
Full board/overnight Nest Hotel

Day 5: Today a typical Himba settlement will be visited. The Himba, a sub-tribe of the Herero – are nomads who are still living their old tradition and culture. Their cattle is their wealth and so they are roving around the area to feed them. That’s why there are several deserted settlements to be seen along the way.
A local guide, accompanying the group, will negotiate a visit to a “Kraal” with the headman of the tribe and will explain the lifestyle and the culture of the Himba. Afterwards return to Opuwo und proceed in southern direction to Hobatere Lodge at the western border of the Etosha National park. In the afternoon a game drive will take place. Dinner/bed/breakfast Hobatere Lodge

Day 12: Drive back through the restricted diamond area to Aus and the scenic Neisip Plain. Lunch en route. Afterwards drive along the awesome loneliness of the “Schwarzrand” to Maltahoehe. En route visit “Schloss Duwisib”, a fairytale castle built by Baron von Wolf in 1908. Dinner/bed/breakfast Hammerstein Lodge

Day 6: Travel through the western part of Etosha National park. The Oryx and many other antelopes prefer this region. West of Okaukuejo is the well known “Sprokieswoud”, Phantom or Fairy Forest, the only location where the African Moringa tree grows in a flat area. After lunch, game viewing continues. At the floodlit waterhole wildlife can be viewed throughout the day as well as at night. Full board/overnight Okaukuejo Rest camp

Day 13: In the early morning depart to a excursion to the Sesriem Canyon and Sossusvlei, a large clay pan in the centre to the Namib Desert, surrounded by the highest sand dunes in the world. Be in time for lunch at Sossusvlei Lodge. Afternoon at leisure.
Dinner/bed/breakfast Petrified Dune Lodge.

Day 7: Short game drive in the morning before leaving the Etosha National park. Return to Windhoek via Outjo, Otjiwarongo and Okahandja. Lunch en route. Arrival in Windhoek in the afternoon.
Dinner/bed/breakfast Safari Court Hotel

Day 14: Drive via Büllsport und Klein Aub to Rehoboth for lunch at the Oanob Dam. Return to Windhoek. Arrival in the late afternoon.

Departure dates and rates: on request

 

Code SWAS 16. Whole Namibia in one, 16 days.

Program:

Day 1: Drive from Windhoek via Dordabis, Uhlenhorst and Stampriet to the Auob Lodge. Lunch at Bitterwasser Lodge. PM Gamedrive at Auob Lodge AUOB LODGE  (dinner/bed/breakfast).

Day 9: After breakfast depart to Walvis Bay for a boat cruise with champagne, fresh oysters, and snacks on board. Return to Swakopmund. In the afternoon sightseeing in Swakopmund and time at leisure. HANSA HOTEL (dinner/overnight/breakfast).

Day 2: Drive along the Auob River, via Koes and visit to the Kokerboom (quivertree)to  Keetmanshoop,Lunch en route. Proceed past the Naute Dam to the Canon Lodge for dinner. CANON LODGE (dinner/bed/breakfast)

Day 10: Proceed to the famous Erongo area. Be in time for light lunch at  Ai Aiba Lodge. Afternoon at leisure. In the late afternoon sundowner drive. AI AIBA LODGE (Fullboard)

Day 3: Visit the Fish River Canyon , the second largest canyon of the world. This gigantic ravine, in places almost 500 meters deep, has been gorged out of vast undulating plain in the course of thousands of years. Proceed to Luederitz via Seeheim and Aus. This drive takes you through intriguing ‘moon’ landscape of endless desert vistas and bizarre rock formations. Lunch in Klein Aus Vista. NEST HOTEL (dinner/bed/breakfast).

Day 11: Early morning start for a 3 hours drive in open vehicle on the premises of the Lodge. Numerous pre-historic rock-paintings will draw you into the spell of mystic Africa. Afterwards proceed to the Ugab Valley. Lunch packs en route. VINGERKLIP LODGE (dinner/overnight/breakfast).

Day 4: The day is spent in Luederitz. The first German settlement in Namibia, named after the merchant Adolf Luederitz from Bremen, who bought this area from the Hottentots in 1883. This small harbour town is perched on rugged black rock, offset by the deep blue waters of the bay, and is surrounded by bays, coves and fjords. During the morning visit to the ‘ghost town’ of Kolmanskop where diamonds were first discovered in Namibia. Afterwards sightseeing in and around Luederitz. NEST HOTEL (fullboard/overnight).

Day 12: Drive to the famous Etosha National Park. First game-viewing drive. OKAUKUEJO   RESTCAMP (fullboard/overnight).

Day 5: Drive back through the restricted diamond area to Aus and the scenic Neisip plain to Hammerstein Lodge. Lunch en route. HAMMERSTEIN LODGE (dinner/bed/breakfast).

Day 13: Full day of game-viewing in the Etosha National Park, at the waterholes or in the open countryside. Lunch in one of the restcamps MOKUTI LODGE (dinner/overnight/breakfast).

Day 6: In the early morning depart to a excursion to the Sesriem Canyon and Sossusvlei, a large clay pan in the centre to the Namib Desert, surrounded by the highest sanddunes in the world. Be in time for lunch at Namib Desert Lodge. NAMIB DESERT  LODGE (dinner/bed/breakfast).

Day 14: Full day of game-viewing in the Etosha National Park. MOKUTI LODGE (fullboard/overnight).

Day 7: Drive via Reemhoogte Pass to Rehoboth. Stop  for lunch at the Oanob Dam. Return to Windhoek. Arrival in the late afternoon. SAFARI COURT  (dinner/ bed/breakfast)

Day 15: After breakfast proceed via Tsumeb to the Hoba Meteorite. En route visit Lake Otjikoto and the Mine Museum. Lunch packs en route. Optional visit the Rare and Endangered Species Trust, which is caring for Namibia’s most endangered species, the Cape Griffon Vulture FRANS INDONGO LODGE (dinner/overnight/breakfast).

Day 8: Travel via Khomashochland, down the Gamsberg Pass into the Namib. After a picnic lunch proceed through the Namib Naukluft Park, passing the waterholes Ganab and Hotsas. Then on to the Welwitschia Plain and the so-called “moon valley”. Arrival in Swakopmund at about sunset. HANSA HOTEL  (dinner/overnight/breakfast)

Day 16: Early morning (07:00 – 09:00 h) game drive on the farm. Return to Windhoek via Okahandja with lunch en route. Visit the graves of the Herero chiefs and of the German Schutztruppe. Arrival in Windhoek in the late afternoon. End of Service

Departure dates and rates: on request

 

Code SWAS 16BC. Whole Namibia in one, 16 days.
Combination of Code SWAS 7C and SWAS 8

Program:

Day 1: Departure from Windhoek in the morning (07:45 hrs) and drive via Witvlei and Gobabis to Zelda Guestfarm approx. 20km away from the Buitepos/Mamuno border post. After lunch the guests have some time to relax. In the afternoon game drive on the farm including the feeding of the cheetahs and the leopards. After a short rest dinner will be served. Zelda Guestfarm (FB)

Day 9: Day at leisure. Ilala Lodge bed/breakfast

Day 2: Early departure. After the border post procedures the drive will continue via Tshootsha (formerly Kalkfontein) to Ghanzi. In the afternoon a Bushmen trail will take place followed by traditional dances and a dinner in a Bushmen village. Afterwards transfer to the lodge. Tautona Lodge (FB)

Day 10: Drive from Victoria Falls to Kasane. Boat transfer to Kasika Island. In the late afternoon sundowner boat-trip on the Chobe. Full board/overnight at the King’s Den Lodge

Day 3: In the morning game viewing drive and afterwards continue to Maun via D’kar, Kuke Gate and Toteng. In the afternoon there is sufficient time available for a scenic flight over the delta. (We would offer this flight optional). Maun Lodge (FB)

Day 11: Travel via Ngoma Bridge and Kongola to Namushasha Lodge.  In the afternoon boat-trip on the Kwando river. Full board/overnight at Lianshulu Lodge.

Day 4: After breakfast full day excursion with a 4x4 vehicle to the Moremi Wildlife Reserve with lunch packs en route. Departure at 06:00 AM. Dinner, overnight and breakfast in Maun.

Day 12: In the morning game-viewing drive in the Mudumu National Park. In the afternoon again a boat-trip on the Kwando river. Full board/overnight at Lianshulu Lodge.

Day 5: After breakfast drive via Motopi and past the Nxai Pan Park, Makgadikgadi Pans National Park and Gweta to Nata. After lunch the guests have time to relax. In the afternoon 4x4 vehicles will take the group to the nearby area for a nature drive. Dinner and overnight in the luxurious tents with en suite bathrooms at the Nata Lodge.

Day 13: Continue via Kongola and Bagani to the Mahangu Safari Lodge. In the afternoon visit the Mahango Game reserve. Full board/overnight at the Mahangu Safari Lodge.

Day 6: After breakfast the tour will proceed northwards through the Sibuyu Forest Reserve, the Kazuma Forest Reserve and the Kasane Forest Reserve Extension to Kasane. After lunch time to relax and in the afternoon the guests will be taken on a boat trip on the Chobe in the Chobe National Park. Chobe Safari Lodge (FB)

Day 14: Visit the Popa Falls and proceed to  Rundu. In the late afternoon boat-trip on the Okavango river (water level dependent). Full board/overnight N’Kwazi Lodge.

Day 7: After breakfast excursion in 4x4 vehicles into the Chobe National Park. In the afternoon boat trip on the Chobe. Chobe Safari Lodge (FB)

Day 15: Drive via Rundu and Grootfontein to Kombat. Visit the Hoba Meteorite and be for Lunch at Ghaub. In the late afternoon sundowner drive on the farm. Dinner/overnight Guestfarm Ghaub

Day 8: Drive via Kazungula border post to Victoria Falls.Visit to the Falls and the Arts and Craft Village. Ilala Lodge bed/breakfast

Day 16: Travel via Otavi and Otjiwarongo to Okahandja. Visit the woodcarvers’ market and have lunch en route.  Afterwards proceed to Windhoek. Arrival in the afternoon

Departure dates and rates: on request

Included in prices:
Overland trips and sightseeing as per itinerary. Overnight in double rooms with private shower/bath and toilet in hotels and rest camps. Full board throughout the tour. English or German speaking tour guide.
Not included in prices:
Expenses of personal nature (e.g. drinks and telephone calls), tips in the restaurants and for the tour guide.

Visa fees for Zimbabwe (where applicable).
** Single supplement
Entry requirements. All visitors from abroad must be in possession of a passport, which must be valid for at least 6 months after end of journey. Tourists from the Germany, Russia, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Ireland, UK, Austria, Italy, France, USA, Canada, Japan, the Scandinavian countries, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Angola, Zambia, Botswana, Mozambique and the Netherlands do not need a visa, provided that they are in possession of a valid air ticket for their return - or onward-travel and do not stay in Namibia for more than 60 days. As these requirements may change, we ask you and your travel agent to make sure that the valid requirements are observed. Operator can not be held responsible for documents not being in order.
Health requirements. At present no vaccinations are required. Malaria Prophylaxis is recommended. All persons entering Namibia must be able to prove that all medicine they carry is for their own use: this can be done by presenting the invoices. If the proof cannot be provided, it might happen that the medicine will be confiscated.
Baggage. 20 kg (44 lbs.) of baggage is allowed free of charge and should be marked very clearly. Winters are normally mild to warm, so pack light summer clothes for the middle of the day, but as it can become very cold at night and even during the summer at the coast - warm clothes should be included. Sunglasses, suntan lotion, lip-ice, torches as well as bathing costumes, cameras, binoculars and alarm-clocks should not be forgotten. Also film material should be brought along. Evening dresses are not necessary. In the bigger hotels gentlemen may wear a jacket for dinner.
Airport transfers. The international airport of Windhoek is situated about 42 km outside of town. A regular bus service operates between the airport and city centre for all arrivals and departures. The scheduled tours mentioned herein do not include transfers to and from the airport.
Payment. Please check our payment options page.
Cancellations. Please check our cancellation policy page.
Children's discount. Children under twelve years of age will get a 10% discount on the basic price, not on single surcharge.
Changes in program. Operator reserves itself the right of alteration or cancellation of all arrangements of routings on all scheduled or unscheduled tours as well as accommodation, land arrangements or transport without prior notice and stating no reasons.
This might be caused through unforeseen circumstances and for the benefit of the travellers.

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