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The Taste of Namibia Safari is an upgraded version of the 7 Day Namibian Highlights, including the first night in Windhoek at The Hilton Hotel, located in the heart of Windhoek. If you only have 1 week to explore Namibia then this fully accommodated and well-balanced safari “package” is the perfect choice for you.
Combine a visit to the wonderful N/a’ankuse Wildlife Sanctuary & Lodge with a 6 day adventure through Namibia, with game drives in Etosha National Park, a visit to the Skeleton Coast, and 2 nights in the Namib Desert, exploring the dunes of the Sossusvlei region.
*Until 1st June 2020 the tour with the San people will be replaced with the Carnivore Feeding Tour
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Hilton Hotel, WindhoekWe are collected from the airport (must arrive prior to 12h00) or bus terminal on arrival and transferred to the centrally located Hilton Hotel.This afternoon we will join the afternoon Ancient San Skills tour* where you learn some of the skills of the Bushman people, a unique chance to interact with the worlds oldest cultural group.Returning to Windhoek early evening, dinner tonight is own expense either at the Hilton Hotel, or one of the many restaurants.Meals: - Accommodation: Twin rooms with en-suite bathroom at the Hilton Hotel*Until 1st June 2020 the tour with the San people will be replaced with the Carnivore Feeding Tour
Halali, Etosha National ParkAn early breakfast today, being picked up from our hotel by 7h15 and taken to Chameleon Backpackers for our pre-departure meeting.From here, we start our journey north, stopping briefly at Otjiwarongo to collect some last minute supplies.We then enjoy a light lunch pack before entering Etosha National Park through the Anderson Gate.We game drive across the park visiting waterholes looking for predators as well as zebra, giraffe, elephant and rhino.We arrive at our accommodation just before sunset located inside Etosha National Park and has a floodlit waterhole next to the camp. Dinner is prepared by your guide and an early night is recommended.Meals: Breakfast, Snack Pack & Dinner Accommodation: Twin rooms with en-suite bathroom at Halali
Etosha Village, outside Etosha National Park.We rise for a pre-sunrise snack with tea/coffee and then game drive until mid morning when we return to camp for breakfast before heading out for another game drive visiting many waterholes and drive back to Halali for a picnic lunch. After lunch we visit the mighty Etosha Pan (the largest salt pan in Namibia) before game driving across the park in our quest to find the big 4 as well as all the plains game. We arrive at Okaukuejo late afternoon and leave the park prior to sunset, visiting one last waterhole to worship another African sunset. Accommodation is twin share permanent tents with en-suite bathroom facilities located just outside the park. Dinner is prepared by your guide over the campfire where you can compare photos and stories of the animals seen today and another early night is recommended.Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Accommodation: Twin rooms with en-suite bathroom at Etosha Village
Hotel A La Mer, SwakopmundEarly morning breakfast before departing from our lodge at 07h30 for our drive via the communal lands of Damaraland where we see the communal farmers in this arid region. We stop at the Ugab River bridge to visit with the beautiful Herero ladies who sell their small art and craft items to support their families. We lunch in the shadow of the Brandberg Mountain and have a short visit with a Himba group who have moved into this area to sell their jewellery and other items (dependent on Himba tribespeople). After lunch we head directly through the Namib Desert and stop at the latest shipwreck on the Skeleton Coast before arriving late afternoon in Swakopmund. We recommend exploring this seaside town on foot this afternoon and perhaps visiting the jetty for sundowners overlooking the cold Atlantic Ocean. Your guide will be happy to recommend a good restaurant for your evening meal (own expense).Meals: Breakfast & Lunch Accommodation: Luxury twin rooms with en-suite bathroom at Hotel A La Mer
Desert Camp, Namib DesertThis morning after breakfast we highly recommend a visit to the Museum or Aquarium (optional and unguided) and for the adrenaline junkies a 2 hour sand boarding experience in the dunes should get your pulse racing. Departure from Swakopmund at 12h00. Driving through the Namib Desert via the Kuiseb Pass and Solitaire we arrive at our camp late afternoon and have a chance to relax and enjoy the views before taking a short walk for sunset looking over the Naukluft mountain range. Overnight in twin rooms/permanent tents with en-suite bathroom facilities. Pool and bar available. Diner prepared by your guide.Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Accommodation: Twin rooms with en-suite bathroom at Desert Camp
Desert Camp, Namib DesertDawn departure from camp to arrive at the park gate for sunrise. We drive down an ancient river bed surrounded by towering dunes to the 2x4 parking (around 55kms) and take a 4x4 shuttle into the Sossusvlei area to appreciate the beauty of this place in early morning light and enjoy the peace and tranquility of the region. We explore this unique area on foot before heading into Dead Vlei with its large expanse of bleached cracked clay and skeletal camel thorn trees, contrasting with a backdrop of huge dunes with their ever-changing colours. We can either walk or take the 4x4 shuttle back to our vehicle. As we drive back to our accommodation we will stop at the famous Dune 45 and climb this dune if we wish or just wander around the base. We return to Sesriem and visit the nearby Sesriem Canyon, one of the few permanent water sources before arriving back at our lodge late afternoon to watch the sunset over this spectacular desert. Dinner prepared by your guide.Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Accommodation: Twin rooms with en-suite bathroom at Desert Camp
WindhoekEarly morning breakfast before heading to Solitaire where they have a sanctuary for cheetah that cannot be released back into the wild because of various reasons. Enjoy a 1 hour drive in a 4x4 vehicle with an experienced guide for an educational tour where you can learn about, and photograph these beautiful animals. We return to Windhoek via the Naukluft Mountains and Rehoboth. On arrival in Windhoek, mid afternoon, you will be transferred to the International Airport for your onward flight. We do NOT recommend booking any flight departing prior to 17h00 in case there are unexpected delays returning from safari.Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: -
- Transport in a custom built safari vehicle with pop up roof & air-con
- Services of a professional English speaking driver/guide
- 6 nights accommodation
- Meals as per itinerary
- National park entry fees
- Activities as per itinerary
- Return airport transfers
- Snacks & drinks
- Optional activities
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