Day 1 Arrival to Namibia, Hosea Kutako International airport via Windhoek to Etosha National Park

Today your representative of our Company People’s will meet you for a short briefing about your 6 days Camping Guided Safari to Etosha National Park in Namibia. You collect your fully equipped vehicle with camping gear and start off with your safari. You drive via Windhoek, through the capital city of Namibia which is +- 45km from the International Airport. After a short briefing you head the road towards Etosha National Park. Lunch is had en route (own account). You will arrive in late afternoon. After you check in you can be off with your vehicle for a short game viewing drive by visiting the closest waterholes. If you are lucky you will spot the predators but otherwise you will see zebra, giraffe, elephant, rhino and many different species of antelope. You return to freshen up for dinner which is on your own account and the rest of the evening can be spent on game viewing at the camp’s floodlit waterhole where game comes and goes, after long day and drive. Dinner is prepared on open fire.
Okaukuejo Camp
At the southern entrance to Etosha National Park, Okaukuejo is the park’s oldest and most popular resort. A floodlit waterhole visited by plenty of game especially after sunset, gives Okaukuejo its special character and provides guests with hours of entertainment and the opportunity to see animals such as elephant and black rhino from close by. The resort has luxury and standard bungalows, en – suite rooms, tents caravan and camping sites, a bar and restaurant complex, shop, museum, swimming pool, post office, filling station and conference facilities.
Overnight at: Okaukuejo Resort Campsite Meal Basis: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
+ PM Game Viewing Drive

Day 2 Etosha National Park

You have the whole day to explore Etosha National Park from your private safari vehicle and we want to make the most of it. The park gates open at sunrise and after a quick cup of coffee and a snack we will aim to be on our way as the sun horizon. Early morning is usually a productive time for game viewing, since many predators are active mostly in the morning hours. If we are lucky then you will spot some of the hunting or done and busy with their prey, they catch for the day.
Etosha is a desert landscape and water is the most scarce natural resource. There are however numerous waterholes here, both natural and man-made, and our game driving technique is to take you on a breath taking drive. Morning hours is the best time to see many animals at the waterholes. During the day the temperature of the heat at times going high and then it’s also very rare to find the animals at the waterholes.
Lunch is had en route at one of the famous picnic spots. Which is secure and fenced off. After having nice light lunch. You will continue with your game viewing drive and keeping a sharp lookout for game as you drive back to Okaukuejo, and arrive back at our campsite just before sunset and in time for the best hour of the day at Okaukuejo waterhole You return to the camp and your guide will start preparing dinner whilst you refreshing and be at your leisure.
Overnight at: Okaukuejo Campsite Meal Basis: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
+ Full day Game Viewing drive

Day 3 Etosha National Park to Swakopmund

After breakfast we aim to be on the road by 07:30 today. We are heading for the Skeleton Coast scenic drive. We first head south on the main road, passing the small town of Outjo, then you travel through an area known as Damaraland. 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. 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.

You connect en route to the coastline of Namibia which is known as the Skeleton Coast and it is easy to see why this barren seaboard is so named with its forbidding mountains and barren beaches. You will see some of the shipwrecks on the shore where you can have a stop for some stunning photo shots. You arrive late afternoon and the rest of the day can be spent exploring the town by feet. You return and freshen up for your dinner at one of the famous restaurants.

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. Swakop 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.

Overnight at: Swakopmund Sands Hotel Meal Basis: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast

Day 4 Swakopmund to Sossusvlei

Today after breakfast you meet with your driver at the lobby and head to the meeting point for the most excitement activity. Sandboarding. You can choose between the lie down and stand up sandboarding. This will be unforgettable experience that you will have at our mighty dunes. This activity is mostly done in the morning hours due to weather permitting. You return for Lunch and the afternoon is spent on another excitement activity, quad biking. You return and freshen up. Dinner is had at one of the famous restaurant.
Sandboarding Lie Down:

Overnight at: Sesriem Campsite Meal Basis: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
+ AM Sandboarding Lie- down + PM Drive

Day 5 Sossusvlei

This morning after an early wake – up call you will meet at the lobby where you will have coffee/tea and rusk. You will set off for Sossusvlei Excursion the road to Namib Naukluft Park. The Earlier you leave to join the queue to the entrance for Sossusvlei the better. You stand the chance to capture the dunes whilst the light is soft and the shadows accentuate the towering shapes and the curves of the dunes. After the most awesome experience by climbing the highest dune called big daddy at Sossuvlei. Once you explored Sossusvlei and Deadvlei and surroundings dune fields. You will enjoy a relaxed picnic brunch in the shade of a camelthorn tree. You return to the lodge in the earlier afternoon in time for late lunch. The late afternoon can be spent to visit Sesriem Canyon afterwards if you haven’t visit the previous day. The rest of the day is spent at your leisure.
Sossusvlei:
Conservation area with restricted entrance and movement in the area. Entrance fees to be paid upon entry. Sossusvlei is located in the southern part of the Namib Desert, in the Namib – Naukluft Park of Namibia, a prime destination in Namibia that showcases mammoth sand dunes up 325m in height. Sossusvlei is a salt and clay pan surrounded by high red dunes. The name “Sossusvlei” is often used in an extended meaning to refer to the surrounding area, which is one of the major visitor attractions of Namibia.

Overnight at: Sesriem Campsite Meal Basis: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast + AM Sossusvlei Excursion

Day 6 Departure

After a leisurely breakfast this morning, you will depart from Sossusvlei to Windhoek, driving northeast up the Great Escarpment and through the scenic Khomas Hochland highlands. On your way travelling back to Windhoek your guide will get you a sample of the famous apple pie that has made this homestead famous. You will have a picnic light Lunch en route. Upon arrival late afternoon your guide will drop you off at Hosea Kutako International Airport where you also say your goodbyes to your guide. Unless you make your pre – arrangements for your own accommodations.
If time allows you can spent the rest of the day by exploring Windhoek on a city tour on additional cost. You say your goodbyes after he drop you off at Hosea Kutako International Airport.

BON VOYAGE!!!
Your Total Amount for the 6 days’ safari:
Per Person Sharing = NAD/ZAR 22 521 .00
INCLUDED / EXCLUDED
Includes:
– Accommodations
– Vehicle
– Tour Guide
– 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
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.