Day 1 Arrival to Namibia, Hosea Kutako International airport via Windhoek to Spitzkoppe

Today upon your arrival you will be met and greet by one of our representative of our Company People’s Tours and Safaris to welcome you here at Namibia Land of the Brave. Before you start off with your 8 days camping safaris you will be brief in short about your safari. You will also collect your fully equipped vehicle for your excitement camping safari at the airport, were by the rental company also brief you in detailed about your safari vehicle. After you done at the airport, you will drive via Windhoek and also purchase some of your supplies for your camping safari. You arrive at Spitzkoppe mid-afternoon and set up your camp. You will then be off on a Hiking activity with the lodge, you return to your camp and start preparing your dinner on an open fire. You freshen up and the rest of the night is on your siesta. (Lunch & Dinner is on your own account).

Overnight at: Spitzkoppe Campsite Meal Basis: PM Hiking & Bushman’s Hike + All Meals on own account

Day 2 Spitzkoppe to Cape Cross

After your scrumptious breakfast which you prepare on open fire. You pack up your camp and you still have time to take nice pictures at those rock mountains before you head the road towards Henties Bay. At Henties Bay you will have a quick stop to top up your supplies and proceed to Cape Cross. En route you visit the Seal Colony and arrive at Cape Cross Lodge Campsite Late Afternoon. You arrive mid-afternoon and set up your camp. You can relax at the beach and return to prepare your dinner on the open fire. After dinner you freshen up and the rest of the night on your siesta. (Lunch & Dinner is on your own account).

Overnight at: Cape Cross Campsite Meal Basis: All meals on own account

Day 3 Cape Cross to Brandberg

This morning you wake up in the fresh breeze from the ocean and start preparing your breathtaking breakfast which is prepared on the open fire. After your breakfast you pack up your camp and you continue with your safari to Brandberg. As you continue with your safari to the north and west into the diverse Damaraland with appreciating and with marvelous scenery of the area. You pass Namibia’s highest mountain, the Brandberg which peaks at 2,573 m above sea level, and take time to view game and absorb the vastness of the scenery along the way. You will enjoy the spectacular landscape of Damaraland and the stunning views. Damaraland is famed for its scenery, mountains, open grasslands, tall small hills, of round pick granite boulders, wide open spaces and big sky. We also have a chance to meet some of the locals as there are several places along the road where we can find informal shops selling locally made, hand crafted souvenirs. Represented here we usually find ladies from the Himba, Herero and Damara tribes and most often they are wearing their traditional attire. You arrive at Brandberg White Lady Lodge Campsite late afternoon. After setting up your camp you will be off on the afternoon drive with the lodge vehicle to explore the area. You return to the camp site and start preparing your dinner on your open camp fire. After dinner you freshen up and the rest of the night is on your siesta. (Lunch & Dinner is on your own account).

Overnight at: Brandberg White Lady Campsite Meal Basis: All meals on own account

Day 4 Brandberg to Kamanjab area

Today after breakfast and packing up your camping gear you continue to Kamanjab Area. You arrive mid-afternoon at Oppi Koppi Campsite and set up your camp. The afternoon is spent by visiting Himba Village. You return to the camp and start to prepare your dinner on open fire. You freshen up and rest of your night can be spent at your siesta whilst you watching the stars. (Lunch and Dinner on your own cost).

The Himba People:

Oppi- Koppi Rest Camp:
Oppi – Koppi Rest Camp is an oasis in the desert. An ideal, and last, resting place before driving off to Etosha, Windhoek, Damaraland, Kaokoland, Epupa Falls or Swakopmund. Oppi-Koppi Rest Camp is located in the North –West of Namibia, about 70km in front of the West entrance (Galton Gate) of Etosha. Oppi-Koppi Rest Camp lies approximately 300m from the centre of Kamanjab, 300m from the intersection of the C40 and C35. At Oppi-Koppi Rest we have 12 Luxury rooms with air – conditioning, 2 Standard rooms with fan, 1 Family room (1 double bed and 2 single beds), 3 Luxury self – catering family rooms (4 single beds, dully functioning kitchen, air- conditioning) and 2 guide rooms. All of the rooms contain a kettle with coffee and tea. All rooms also have sockets for charging phones, laptops, tablets, etc. The Luxury rooms have a safe and terrace with 2 chairs and a table for relaxing outside. All rooms also have their own parking space.
Overnight at: Oppi Koppi Campsite Meal Basis: All meals on own account
+ Himba Village

Day 5 Kamanjab Area to Southern Etosha National Park

Just after the breakfast on your way to Etosha National Park you arrive at Toshari Lodge Campsite and after setting up your camp. The afternoon is spent on game viewing drive with the local lodge guide in the Lodge vehicle. You depart from the park before sunset since the park gates are closed by sunset. Yu return at the campsite and start preparing your dinner. The rest of the night is on your siesta.
Etosha National Park:
Etosha National Park covers 22,270 km², of which approximately 5,000 km² is made up of saline depressions or ‘pans’. The largest of these pans, the Etosha Pan, can be classified as a saline desert in its own right. The Etosha Pan lies in the Owambo Basin, on the north-western edge of the Namibian Kalahari Desert. Until three million years ago it formed part of huge, shallow lake that was reduced to a complex of salt pans when the major river that fed it, the Kunene, changed course and began to flow to the Atlantic instead. If the lake existed today, it would be the third largest in the world. Etosha is the largest of the pans at 4,760 km² in extent. It is nowadays filled with water only when sufficient rain falls to the north in Angola, inducing floods to flow southward along the Cuvelai drainage system. The Park consists of grassland, woodland and savannah. Game-viewing centers around the numerous springs and waterholes where several
different species can often be seen at one time. The Park boasts some 114 mammals and over 340 bird species. Wildlife that one might see includes elephant, lion, giraffe, blue wildebeest, eland, kudu, gemsbok (oryx), zebra, rhino, cheetah, leopard, hyena, honey badger and warthog, as well as the endemic black faced impala
Overnight at: Toshari Campsite Meal Basis: All Meals on own account
+ PM Etosha Game Viewing Drive with the Lodge

Day 6 Etosha National Park

The Day is well spent on Full day game drive at Etosha National Park. Lunch is had en route. You return to the resort late afternoon to freshen up for your dinner. The rest of the day is spent at your leisure.
Overnight at: Toshari Campsite
Meal Basis: All Meals on own account
+ PM Etosha Game Viewing Drive with the Lodge

Day 7 Etosha National Park to Waterberg Resort

Today you head the road to Waterberg Plateau Park. You have lunch en route. Arriving at Waterberg Rest Camp mid-afternoon. You will be on your leisure for the rest of the afternoon. You can have a late afternoon unguided walk on the premises. You return and freshen up for your dinner. The rest of the night is at your siesta. Waterberg Rest Camp: The Waterberg Rest Camp underwent extensive upgrading in 2007. It nestles along the base of the cliffs of the Waterberg Plateau, inside the National Park of the same name. It towers some 200m above the surrounding landscape, and the plateau with its sheer cliffs and fascinating rock formations, serve as a breeding area for endangered animal Species.

Overnight at: Waterberg Rest Camp
Meal Basis: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast + PM unguided.

Day 8 Departure

This morning after your breakfast and pack up your camping gear you head the road back to Hosea Kutako International Airport via Windhoek. To connect your international airline. You need to be at the airport approximately 3 hours before our scheduled flight departure. If times allows you can either do your last minute shopping en route at Okahandja Craft Market or at Windhoek.

BON VOYAGE!!!
Your Total Amount for the 8 days’ safari:
Per Person Sharing = NAD/ZAR 19 816.00
INCLUDED / EXCLUDED
Includes:
– Accommodations
– Vehicle (fully equipped 4×4 Toyota Bakkie or Similar)
– Activities & Entrance Fees as stated
– Meals as stated
Excludes:
– Local and International flights
– All expenses of a personal nature
– Visa Fees
– Tips and Gratuities
– Personal insurance
– Tour Guide
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.