4 Days Sossusvlei & N/aankuse Self Drive Safaris

Day 1 Windhoek to Sossusvlei
Today you will be collected from your accommodation at Windhoek around 08:00 and transferred to People Safaris Head Office for a short pre-departure meeting with your guide.
We drive towards Swakopmund via Okahandja where you can have a stop at wood craft market to do little bit of shopping and continuing to the coast. Lunch is had en route on own account.
You arrive at Swakopmund late afternoon and after checking in the rest of the day can be spent either by foot to explored the town. The dinner can be had at one of the famous restaurant. (Lunch and Dinner on Own account.)
Swakopmund:
Swakopmund is much loved by Namibians as a welcome respite from the heat of the interior. It is also popular among visitors because of its old world charm and relaxed atmosphere. Founded in 1892 during German colonial rule, it served as the territory’s main harbour for many years. Today this quaint desert town, hedged between desert and sea, is enhanced by lush green lawns, elegant palm trees and carefully tended public gardens. Swakopmund has wide choice of hotels, pensions and restaurants and several coffee shops selling traditional cakes and pastries. The coast with its desert hinterland offers many options, both for adventure and for relaxation.
Swakopmund Sands Hotel:
Swakopmund Sands Hotel is literally a short walk away from the very popular Jetty and Tug restaurants as well as other tourist attractions and yet you have total privacy once on the premises of the guest-house. The Swakopmund Sands offers 25 rooms ranging from Luxury Suites to Single/Double/Twin and Family Suites. Each room is equipped with a flat screen TV, safe heating, fridge, as well as tea and coffee facilities for your convenience. A laundry service is available for same day delivery. Each bathroom has hairdryer and shaving facilities and all international power points can be used. In the morning you will be able to enjoy a sumptuous buffet breakfast in a very relaxing and tranquil dining area. In our lounge you will be able to enjoy the comfort of our couches whilst sipping a sun- downer after tiring day out, or just connect with the outside world via Wi-Fi. Swakopmund Sands offers secure parking at all times.
Overnight at: Swakopmund Sands Hotel Meals: Breakfast

Day 2 Swakopmund

Sandwich Harbour:
Sandwich Harbour, is part of the Namib Naukluft Park, it is a place that many have heard of but very few have ever visited. The lagoon, salt pans and the bird sanctuary, which form the Walvis Bay Wetlands, are rightly heralded as the single most important coastal wetlands of Southern Africa. It is one of five Ramsar sites in Namibia. Giant sand dunes run straight into the ocean, creating breathtaking sceneries and unique landscapes, just waiting to be discovered!
Sandwich Harbour, a little less than 60km south of Walvis Bay in the Namib-Naukluft National Park, is one of Namibia’s most unique and dramatic sites. Here some of the world’s highest dunes descent into the cold Atlantic Ocean to form a picturesque lagoon.
Once a commercial fishing and trading port, Sandwich Harbour is now a RAMSAR site (Site no. 743) with magnificent wetland wilderness and devoid of any human settlement. Wedged between the sea and the Namib Dunes, this is one of Namibia’s most important coastal wetlands, and is home to eight endangered species among the large numbers of wading birds.
Early evidence of human life is preserved, and the site includes several archaeological sites dating back thousands of years. In this extremely arid environment, early inhabitants were all hunter-gatherers who survived near fresh water and from hunting various small animals and collecting fruits, bulbs and melons including the famous !nara melon. Closer to the ocean, onwards from about 2,000 years ago, archeological sites contain mussel and marine shells indicating that seafood became an important element of substance for early coastal dwellers. There is further evidence that seals, sea birds and even the odd whale -dead and washed on-shore – added diversity to hunter-gatherer diet. For the last 1,000 years inhabitants of this unique area are pastoralists.
Overnight at: Swakopmund Sands Hotel Meals: Breakfast & Full day Kayaking & Sandwich Harbour Tour

Day 3: Sossusvlei via Windhoek -N/a’an ku sê Wildlife Sanctuary

Today after an early breathtaking breakfast, you head the road back to Windhoek and proceed to at N/a’an ku sê Lodge known as N/aankuse Wildlife Sanctuary, which provides a safe haven for injured, orphaned or conflict animals.
Whenever possible the goal is to re-introduce the animals into the wild. Only animals too ill, abused or habituated remain at the sanctuary. You arrive in time for lunch and you arrive in time for the afternoon carnivore feeding activity. You return to freshen up for dinner. The rest of the night can be spent at your siesta.
Naankuse Lodge:
Naankuse Lodge is located only 30-minutes from Hosea Kutako International Airport, the award-winning Naankuse Lodge offers stunning accommodation amidst a 3,200-hectare nature reserve. Our lodge is a not-for-profit eco-tourism establishment, where all profits are plowed back into supporting our charitable projects under the Naankuse Foundation.
Carnivore Feeding – as you can see the big cats are on their way for their meal. Very excited and you will have the most remarkable time.
Overnight: Naankuse Lodge Meals: Breakfast & PM Carnivore feeding drive

Day 4 Departure

Today your guide will drop you off at your accommodation book at own arrangements at Windhoek or at Hosea Kutako International Airport after your remarkable Safari. Were you going to say your goodbyes to your guide.

BON VOYAGE!!!
Your Total Amount for the 4 days’ safari:
Per person travelling = NAD/ZAR 15 865.00
INCLUDED / EXCLUDED
Includes:
– Accommodations
– Vehicle
– Meals as stated
– Park Entrance Fee
– Activities as stated
Excludes:
– Local and International flights
– All expenses of a personal nature
– Visa Fees
– Tips and Gratuities
– Personal insurance
Travel Info
Namibia is situated in the South – Western corner of Africa and is a land of remarkable contrasts. Despite its size (four times the size of Great Britain), It is sparsely populated with an estimated population of 2.1 Million people. The small population is largely due to the arid conditions, with a national average rainfall of 270mm per year.
Visa: It is advisable to double –check visa requirements for your country of origin prior to travelling Visas are valid for up to three months from date of entry.
Time Zone: GMT+-2 in the summer (the first Sunday in September to the first Sunday in April);
GMT+-1 in the winter (the first Sunday in April to the first Sunday in September)
Electricity: 220volts AC50hz
Mobile Phones: Mobile communication system is GSM, roaming agreements exist with most international mobile phone operators. Coverage is limited areas.
Internet: There are internet cafes situated throughout the country and most hospitality establishments offer an internet service.
Shopping: Windhoek and Swakopmund offer a selection of stylish shops. Local crafts are sold in specialised, shops, as well as at street markets, most shops are open from Monday to Saturday, with selected shops and street markets open daily.
Money: The Namibian Dollar (NAD: symbol N$) is the country’s official currency.it is equivalent to the South African Rand which is also legal tender in Namibia.
Currency Exchange: Traveller’s cheques can be exchanged during normal banking hours at any of the commercial banks, or at bureau de change offices.
Credit Cards: American Express, Diners Club, MasterCard and Visa are accepted. Check with your credit/debit card company for details of merchant acceptability and other services which may be available. Credit cards are not usually accepted at petrol station. ATM’s for cash withdrawal are readily available in all towns.
Air Travel: The National airline is Air Namibia, offering daily flights from Frankfurt to Windhoek. British Airways, South African Airways, Air Berlin and TAAG also fly to Namibia. Flying time from Frankfurt to Windhoek is 11 hours and flying time between Windhoek and Johannesburg/Cape Town is 2 hours. Departure taxes are levied but included in the ticket price.
Air Charter: Visitors pressed for time may opt to travel from A to B by air. Planes can be chartered from several reputable charter companies.
Travelling by Road: Namibia has approximately 5 450km of well-maintained tarred roads and 37 000km of gravel roads which differ in condition. Vehicles travel on the left-hand side of road. Self-drive visitors should exercise caution when driving on gravel roads. Do not exceed 80km/h.
Car Hire: All major international can rentals are represented in Namibia. Vehicles are available at the Airport and Windhoek city centre, as well as some of the other major centres. An International Driving Permit is required.
What to Pack: Namibia has typical semi-desert climate with hot days and cool nights. It is therefore advisable to include both summer and winter clothing.
Checklist: A small first aid kit, sunglasses, sun protection cream, a hat, moisturizing lotion and lip balm, comfortable walking shoes, a swimsuit, binoculars, toiletries, a small torch, travel insurance documents, and a telephone list (of family/friends/medical practitioner back home to contact in case of emergency) are recommended.
Health: Private medical care in major towns and cities is good, especially in Windhoek. There are several private clinics which maintain international standards. Most remote towns have a modest hospital or clinic.
Vaccinations: Take the usual precautions and consult your doctor. There are no mandatory vaccinations for travelers from Europe. The risk of contracting malaria is restricted mainly to thee northern parts of the country and is usually limited to the wet summer months.
Insurance: It is advisable to take out foreign travel health insurance which includes cover for repatriation. When signing for insurance, ensure that the cost for emergency flights within Namibia is covered, as well as repatriation to your home country. Emergency air evacuation is generally reliable if all paperwork is available and in order. Ensure your contract and passport are easily accessible in case of an emergency.
Weather: The Namib Desert coastline is usually cool with a thick coastal fog. The country has summer rainfall. Summer temperatures are high while the nights are cool. Winter nights can be very cold, but days are generally pleasant. In summer (September to April) the average interior temperature ranges from 20-34C during the day. Temperatures above 40C are often recorded in the extreme north and south of the country. The coast has a relatively stable range of 15-25C. In Winter (April-September) temperatures in the interior range from18-25C during the day and can drop to below freezing at night.