Classic Namibia

11 Nights/12days

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Whether its the Skeleton Coast, Etosha, Sossuvlei or any or the amazing gems of Nambia our partners have them covered.

With an unparalleled  high level of personal service and professionalism you are in safe hands. Perhaps  hot-air ballooning over dramatic landscapes....In fact, whatever you want from an Namibian holiday, we will help you achieve a exceptional and memorable experience.

Trip highlights

  • Windhoek

  • Kalahari Desert

  • San tribe Bushmen Game ranch

  • Sossusvlei

  • Swakopmund

  • Damaraland

  • Kaokoveld

  • Etosha National Park

  • Various Game wildlife

Day 1

Arrive (Namibia)

 

Welcome to Namibia!

Welcome to Namibia! Upon arrival pick your rental vehicle up from the BIDVEST desk. The vehicle will be a 4x4 Toyota Double Cab with canopy (or similar)

Head to your first stop, the Villa Violet, one of the top rated B&B guesthouses in Windhoek, Namibia’s capital.

Rest of day at leisure.

Windhoek is home to a plethora of restaurants, shops, entertainment venues and accommodation options. The city is clean, safe and well-organised, with a colonial legacy that is reflected in its many German eateries and shops, and the widespread use of the German language. Windhoek has an interesting mix of historical architecture and modern buildings, many of which are worth a look, including the Alte Feste (Old Fort), the 1896 Christuskirche (Christ Church), and the more contemporary Supreme Court.

Villa Violet is the very definition of a bed and breakfast guesthouse where you get a personal welcome from the owners, friendly and intimate service and exceptional value for money. You will easily find Villa Violet coming from the airport; it is close to the central areas of Windhoek; and you are within stumbling distance from the legendary eisbein and stein of Joe's Beer house.

The rooms at Villa Violet open onto small patios making an ideal spot to relax and read a book or have a cup of tea while you chat with Ben and Heidi. Rinse your travel-weary bones in the swimming pool or retreat to your air conditioned room with a book from the small library.

The décor as simple, elegant and modern with hotel-like amenities including wireless internet, flat-screen cable TV, climate control, tea/coffee, personal safe, honesty bar and hair dryers.

Overnight in Windhoek :

Villa Violet

Day 2

Kalahari

Early start after breakfast with a drive towards Mariental to begin your adventure properly.

The Kalahari is an exceptionally beautiful living desert a large semi-arid sandy savannah draped over a gently rolling inland sea of sand covering most of Botswana and large parts of Namibia and South Africa. It is also the last bastion of the San people with the modern world having enveloped all the other areas they once roamed.

Here in Namibia it is typically red sands covered in thin, wispy, mostly golden grass and dotted with acacia trees and wide ranging wildlife including gemsbok, impala, jackals and cheetah.

Located in Mariental, the Bagatelle Kalahari Game Ranch offers guests a Bushmen Walk activity. Guests can join in a relaxing walk with the Bushmen, who are from the San tribe to their demonstration village. Guests can learn ancient survival skills as well as the bushmen's secrets that were inherited from their forefathers. On arrival at the traditional Bushman village, guests will meet a family who will demonstrate the way they used to store water in ostrich eggs, plants for medicinal use, setting up traps, the making of ostrich and bead jewelry. The Bushmen speak their own language and the game ranch provides translators for guests.

Overnight in Kalahari :

Bagatelle Kalahari Game Ranch

Meals : Breakfast & Dinner

Day 3 -4

Sossusvlei

Sossusvlei is where you will find the iconic red sand dunes of the Namib. The clear blue skies contrast with the giant red sand dunes to make this one of the natural wonders of Africa and a photographers heaven.


Aside from the attractions at Sossusvlei - Dune 45, Hiddenvlei, Big Daddy and Deadvlei - other attractions in the area include the Sesriem Canyon and Namib-Naukluft National Park, where the mountains of the Namib meet its plains.

Desert Quiver Camp uniquely combines modern self-catering accommodation with comfort and style. Conveniently located a mere 5km from the entrance gate to Sossusvlei, the inspiring scenery characterised by granite outcrops, spectacular views and roaming wildlife will captivate your senses.

The 24 uniquely designed self-catering accommodation units have spacious bedrooms, en-suite bathrooms, shaded patio areas and private parking. The patio is equipped with a barbeque facility, a fitted kitchenette with under counter fridge and 2 plate hob. Utility boxes with most utensils needed are available at reception and fresh food supplies can be ordered daily.

Leisure facilities within Desert Quiver Camp include a bar with a big screen television, a sparkling swimming pool overlooking the grasslands and Elim Dune, and a reception area that has WI-FI connectivity.

Meals can be enjoyed at the nearby Sossusvlei Lodge restaurant and their Adventure Centre offers a range of exciting desert activities to explore the area.

A fully stocked shop, fuel and an Internet café is available at the Sossus Oasis Service Station.

2 nights in Sossusvlei :

Desert Quiver Camp

Meals : Breakfast & Dinner

Day 5 - 6

Swakopmund

Today you drive north west towards Swakopmund.  Taking in an amazing change in topography as you travel.

Founded in 1892 as the main harbour for German South West Africa, Swakopmund is often described as being more German than Germany. Now a seaside resort, Swakopmund is the capital of the Skeleton Coast tourism area and has plenty to keep visitors happy. The quirky mix of German and Namibian influences, colonial-era buildings and the cool sea breeze make it very popular.

Situated in Swakopmund town centre and only a 5min walk from the beach and main shopping area, is the Swakopmund Guesthouse, owned and run by the Borg family. Previously used as a holiday home it has been completely revamped, in a very elegant and modern style. A bed and breakfast for the upmarket traveler who demands high comfort levels, personalized service and the short distance to the beach!

2 nights in Swakopmund:

Swakopmund guest House

Meals : Breakfast

Day 7 - 8

Damaraland

Huge, untamed and ruggedly beautiful Damaraland is an exceptionally scenic landscape of open plains and spectacular rock formations. The major attractions are Spitzkoppe, the Brandberg, Twyfelfontein, Vingerklip and the Petrified Forest.

Rock and thatch chalets gaze out over the Klip River Valley, where Black Eagles hunt just below your private deck.

Elephant tracking (extra cost) is one of our most popular activities. A guide with a tracker will take you out into the surrounding conservancy in search of the elusive desert elephants, giving one also the opportunity to appreciate the lifestyle of the local Damara-Nama people. Lunch takes place in the shade of a tree in the remote wilderness of Damaraland. Damaraland is one of the few last places where the wildlife roams freely, sightings cannot be guaranteed.

2 nights in Damaraland:

Grootberg lodge

Meals : Breakfast & Dinner

Day 9

Kaokoveld

The Kaokoveld is a dry, mountainous and relatively undeveloped region that takes in the harsh beauty of the Skeleton Coast and the coppery sands of the northern Namib Desert. The area is inhabited by three main ethnic groups – the Damara, Herero and Himba people – each with their unique customs, traditions and rituals.

The name Hobatere means “Find me”, and once you do, you will enjoy a warm welcome and personalised service.

Hobatere Lodge is located 80 km north of Kamanjab on the western border of the Etosha National park, situated in a concession area of 32 000 ha, which is home to a wide selection of game including Lion, Leopard, Oryx, Eland, Cheetah, Giraffe, Hartmann’s Mountain Zebra and Elephant. Our activities centre around day or night game drives (extra cost), bird watching and guided walks, affording guests ample opportunity to view the abundance of wildlife and endemic species in the area. We also have a hide overlooking a nearby waterhole and a sundeck with panoramic views, which is floodlit for part of the night.

Overnight in Kaokoveld:

Hobatere lodge

Meals : Breakfast & Dinner

Day 10

Etosha National Park

Etosha National Park is Namibia's premier game viewing experience, situated in the northwest of Namibia and is an area well known for its wildlife. Vegetation ranges from dense bush to open plains attracting a diversity of wildlife. In the heart of the Park is The Etosha Pan - a shallow depression that covers an area of 5000 sq km. Dry and shimmering for most of the year, the pans fill up with water after good rains to a depth which is seldom deeper than 1m. In the dry season wildlife is attracted to perennial springs and waterholes that makes for excellent game viewing.

Affordable Luxury at Etosha National Park near Okaukuejo. Situated only 2km from the Andersson entrance gate to Etosha National Park, Etosha Village uniquely combines affordability with comfort, style and exquisite cuisine.

The 40 luxury individual suites offer a fully air-conditioned bedroom with an en-suite bathroom and a patio to enjoy the beauty that surrounds you. Facilities include an open-plan bar with big screen television, 2 sparkling pools plus a kiddie pool, a restaurant serving delectable cuisine as well as a fully stocked utility and curio shop.

Explore Namibia’s animal kingdom with morning, afternoon or full day Guided Game Drives to Etosha National Park.  Enjoy the Walking Trails on our reserve where various small game can be spotted from the lookout decks and hides. Sundowner Drives and Stargazing Sessions allow guests to experience the magic of our sunsets and famous star studded skies. Let our team whisk you away to an enchanted venue in the Mopane Forest for a magnificent Boma Dinner Experience for your special function or private dinner.

Overnight at Etosha Village:

Taleni Etosha Village

Meals : Breakfast & Dinner

Day 11

Etosha National Park

The Bush Camp accommodates 32 guest and 8 children in custom made tent like structures. The Mushara Bush Camp offers a down-to-earth tented bush camp experience which is well suited as an exceptional affordable base for independent travelers and families exploring the magical Etosha Pan National Park. The main Bush Camp House is thatched and has a true bush camp feel to it. The early evenings see a campfire lit where guest can exchange stories of the day’s wildlife sightings. Dinner, lunch and breakfast are served on the thatched verandah with the bush being a mere step away.

Overnight at Von Lindequist Gate:

Mushara Bush Camp

Meals : Breakfast & Dinner

Day 12

Last day - drop vehicle back at Windhoek airport for your trip back home

A long drive back today, so an early start recommended.

Departure - We recommend that you arrive at the international airport 3 hours prior to your departure flight (or 2 hours if travelling business class). It is recommended that you check in online for your departure flight so that you can avoid long queues at the airport check in counters. On line check in is available for most airlines 24 hours before your flight. Your hotel will be able to help you with this if necessary. We wish you a pleasant journey back home or to your next destination at the end of your magical South African experience.

International flights home

Trip details

Price from £ 2200  Per person based on twin share basis

With Economy international flights from

 £ 2850 per person

Price includes

  • Accomodation as per itinerary

  • Meals as shown

  • Game drives upon entry of Etosha at your own conveinence.

  • Car hire for 12 days as shown

  • ATOL protection (When taking international flights)

Additional Extra's

  • International Flights

  • Additional unscheduled excursions

  • Fuel

  • Additional car insurance

  • Immunisations

  • Visa's

  • Personal travel insurance

  • local gratuaties